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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Just Look What You’ve Done!

With the recent discussion about division and consensus-building, please review with me some of the work accomplished these past four years with near unanimous Town Council support. None of it was accomplished without the time and effort of citizens like you, so it’s titled: Just Look What You’ve Done! Infrastructure? Ten miles of sewer main […]

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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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Traffic Tales

While visiting Massachusetts recently, my wife recounted — with a wry smile and a faraway look — the hours she endured in stand-still traffic during her decades there. Ironically, her most vivid memories were those of approaching two bridges: the Tobin, crossing into Boston, and the Bourne, over Cape Cod Canal. Her stories resonate with […]

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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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Destination: Community!

Now and again people partner to accomplish something remarkably good. Recently, the partnership formed to advance a Town Council priority attracted national recognition — twice – for doing just that. The alliance between the Town of Hilton Head Island, the Hilton Head  Public Service District (PSD) and the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry (CFLC) was […]

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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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History Majors!

May and June are marked by graduations and congratulations! Most of us understand that graduation doesn’t mean the end of education. And when it comes to Hilton Head Island and the entire region of Beaufort County, I would love for all of us to become life-long history majors. The time is right, and the month […]

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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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