Although Town Hall remains closed for the public for safety precautions related to the current pandemic, town staff is still doing business as usual, with a new normal. Town staff continues to review plans and permits, conduct site inspections and conduct Zoom meetings.
Hilton Head Island Town Council voted in December to offer the Hilton Head Island town manager position to Marc Orlando, who most recently served as town manager for Bluffton. Our action represents one of the highest duties of Town Council in employing a manager and determining what skills, experience, and personality are best suited to meet the needs and opportunities of the Town of Hilton Head Island.
Late 2020 and early 2021 have seen an endless and varied list of music projects flow through my recording studio, “The Sound.” 2020 ended on a high note with the manifestation of a brand new, non-profit philanthropic endeavor: the Hilton Head Island Music and Arts Coalition (HHMAC). HHMAC focuses on addressing the needs of children in our community via the local Boys & Girls Club, Backpack Buddies, and the Beaufort County PTA. In its burgeoning online fundraising event known as “We Are the Island,” I was tasked with finding a safe and socially distanced recording and production process in which more than 45 singers, one rapper, three 10-person choirs, nine drummers, 10 guitar players, one pianist, bass player, organist, trombonist, and accordion player, would all appear together performing one song, the apt and timely Burt Bacharach classic, “What the World Needs Now.”
In the history of the English language, one four-letter word—L.O.V.E.—is perhaps the most powerful and most confounding. “I love you” is a phrase that can be hard to utter or easy to turn. When we say it to a lover, it means one thing. When we say it to a friend, it...
Amanda Williams-O’Nan was grateful for the oppor-tunity to return to educating youngsters at Hilton Head Island private school Heritage Academy last summer. Just four months later, she got an oppor-tunity she never imagined possible. “I bought the school,” said Williams’-O’Nan, the school’s new owner and Head of School.
Perfecting the Experience: Nunzio Patruno will stop at nothing until the restaurant that bears his name offers absolute perfection.
It was a night not so long ago, more or less the same as any other night at Nunzio Restaurant + Bar. The wine was flowing, uncorked and poured with practiced ease from a carefully curated collection that takes center stage right as you walk in. The food was as sublimely delicious as ever, each dish chosen to represent the pinnacle of Italian techniques and local flavors. And the conversation buzzed, as it tends to when diners are enjoying a meal to remember.
The Voice of Experience: After a quarter of a century, Gina Faucette-Farbman has seen it all when it comes to Hilton Head Island real estate.
It might be one of the most well-worn tenants of the real estate industry, but there truly is no substitute for experience. Especially when it comes to buying and selling on Hilton Head Island, the best aspect a realtor can bring to the table is knowledge: what communities offer which amenities, where buyers can find the best value, how much sellers can expect their property to be worth … it all needs to be on command at a moment’s notice.
I present to you an issue featuring all of the things I don’t currently have. A pet, romantic love and … well, never mind. I still have my teeth.
Technology at the Dentist Office: Developments in dental technology make future visits better than ever
While predicting what your next visit to the dentist will reveal is sometimes hard to imagine, one thing that is almost certain is that you’ll encounter some new dental technology that will benefit your oral health and make your visit more comfortable.
The Pet People: Meet a few locals who make it their business to see that our pets are well cared for.
Meet a few locals who make it their business to see that our pets are well care for.
As Paul McCartney once co-wrote, “All you need is love.” Of course, he would later go on to write, “You’d think that people would have had enough of silly love songs.”
His wild swing in perspective here more than likely boils down to one thing: sometime between writing those two songs, he got married. Because marriage and love are two different things.
Love is a fleeting rush of dopamine, a temporary fluttering of butterflies, a silly infatuation. Marriage is something much stronger. Marriage is all that’s best about love—the selflessness, the devotion, the absolute inability to live without another person—but aged like wine.
If love is the block of marble, then marriage is the sculpture. And the couples on the following pages have created some beautiful works together.
Having practiced veterinary medicine for over 38 years, I have seen thousands of emergencies and dealt with way more phone calls. The reality is that 95 percent of the emergencies I have seen over the years could have waited until the next business day. This is meant...
The best thing about living in the coastal South is the sunshine, but also the worst thing about living in the coastal South is the sunshine. The brutal, unrelenting sunshine, blinding us on our daily commutes. Turning our pristine upholstery into a cracked, faded...
ROC Dental Group is on a Roll: Since rebranding, the island’s favorite dental practice has continued to do what it does best: provide an epic experience.
For some of us, a dental visit is just another item to check off the to-do list. While it’s not something we circle on the calendar with the kind of glee reserved for birthdays or the Super Bowl, it’s something we enter into with the same enthusiasm one might bring to...
Red Rover, Red Rover, Bring Your Doggie Over: Dog business offers professional grooming, daily PlayCare, and overnight boarding
Red Rover owner Paige Grisette has always been a dog lover. “My earliest memories include dogs,” she said. “I don’t ever remember a time when my family didn’t have dogs, and as an adult, I’ve always had a dog or two.” In 2008, Grisette realized there was no dog wash...
They are not the “puppy in the window.” They are the abused, tortured and discarded. The so-called “lost causes” that are on the verge of being euthanized. Jennifer Smith has been fighting for these animals since growing up on a farm in Mississippi. She has fought to...
(an incredibly dumb name, which I acknowledge, but am saddled with thanks to a series of internet accidents).
Feel the Vibrations: Fans see her as an abstract expressionist. But for J.R. Sandifer, it’s a means to share her spiritual energy on canvas.
On the surface, J.R. Sandifer is as much of an oddball fit for Lowcountry living as the art she creates. For decades, interior designers have labored to perfect the coastal chic look, full of sand and ocean color palettes, seashells in bottles, and paintings of docks...
In 2017, Jane Misra’s life dramatically shifted. Her family was living in Atlanta and had just celebrated her twins’ second birthday when her husband suddenly died of a heart attack. Not only was she forced to deal with a heartbreaking loss, but she also had to figure...
Physical therapy is a growing field in medical industry where trained professionals evaluate and treat abnormal physical function related to injuries, disabilities, diseases, or other medical conditions. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) identifies a physical therapist as a trained and licensed medical professional with experience in diagnosing physical abnormalities, restoring physical function and mobility, maintaining physical function, and promoting physical activity and proper function.