CH2 Magazine

Environmental Stewardship is Our Trump Card

by Kim Likins – Hilton Head Island Mayor Pro Tem Sustaining Hilton Head Island’s reputation for environmental stewardship as established by our island’s original designers should always be at the forefront of our town’s initiatives. It is important to remember that, due to the founding developers of our island, we have a public record of […]

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A Change of Plans

We stood prepared for Hurricane Florence last month and breathed a collective sigh of relief when she missed. We’re grateful for the efforts of our fine Emergency Operations to ready us, and also for the courageous and generous islanders who rushed to bring help to those impacted. The fact remains that we were ready, just […]

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Let the Festivals Begin!

Fall means kick-off on Hilton Head Island, and not just for football. The island’s robust festival season begins, and our multi-faceted arts, culture and heritage offerings take the stage. There is something to satisfy everyone’s tastes as we celebrate international influences, from the Italian American Heritage Festival this month to the Latin Music Festival in […]

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We Can Get There From Here

In the 1987 film, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, transportation challenges elicit tears of joy, groans of grief, and the hearty laughter of familiarity. We might compare those to the expressions of Hilton Head Islanders and visitors as they travel to this tiny oasis or make their way from here to the lands beyond the bridges. […]

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Head On

Hilton Head Island enjoys a worldwide reputation as a fabulous place to visit, and recently a project to enhance our residents’ quality of life shined a national spotlight on us too. The town, in partnership with the Hilton Head Island Public Service District (PSD) and the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry’s Project SAFE (Sewer Access […]

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Just Passing Through…

It’s said that the past is everything that’s happened prior to the present, while history is just what’s been recorded of it. Think about something from your past that you’ve recounted over time. Has “history” edited it? When your story is told, will every detail be revealed? Perhaps, but probably not. The same might be […]

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Sisters!

Hilton Head Island now has a sister-Verona, Italy-and she wants us to come visit. Last year, when Town Council unanimously agreed to form a pact with this wonderful city, we did so knowing we have a lot in common, as sisters often do. But there are a few differences too. Just like sisters, there are […]

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Heritage is big. But less is more.

You’ve often heard that “less is more.” And then there’s “bigger is better.” Can these statements coexist? When it comes to our own RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, the right balance is displayed. Over the 50 years since its inception, we’ve filled this exciting week with many fitting examples. Let’s celebrate them again this year […]

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Forward, March

Welcome to March and the official arrival of spring. Hilton Head Islanders know that March is a forward-looking sort of month, and that we are a “forward, march” kind of people! Only one month ago, Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his temporary winter home and saw his shadow. It was plaid-tartan, they say. The prediction was […]

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New and Improved

There’s so much to discover and enjoy on Hilton Head Island that even year-round residents often feel like full-time tourists! Beginning this month, exciting improvements are in store for the south end of the island. But before we look forward, let’s glance back at just how far we’ve traveled together. For about 15 years, the […]

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