Hilton Head to take stab at world’s largest meatball

The Island Packet
By David Lauderdale
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Meatball Madness is coming to Hilton Head Island.

What started as a small idea has mushroomed into this:

The Italian-American Club of Hilton Head Island plans to make the world’s largest meatball — about 1,500 pounds worth — on Nov. 18 at Shelter Cove Community Park.

In addition, the Meatball Madness Fest is to include a 5K race (the Meatball Run), a competition by local restaurants and organizations for best meatball in three categories (the Brawl of the Balls), and a meatball-eating contest.

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I scream, you scream, more than 20 Beaufort County spots for ice cream

The Island Packet
By  Joan McDonough
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It’s no secret that summers in the south are hot. Which is the perfect time to grab an ice cream cone, frozen yogurt or Italian ice.

Luckily, Beaufort County has more 20 different places for locals and visitors alike to find tasty frozen treats to help them cool off. There’s something for everyone after a day at the beach, a long bike ride or a night out on the town.

Here they are, in no particular order:

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10 awesome things you must do around Hilton Head and Bluffton this May

The Island Packet
By Mandy Matney
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Between Cinco De Mayo, Mayfest and Memorial Day, May is a month of celebration here in the Lowcountry.

The weather is beautiful. The island isn’t jam packed with tourists quite yet. It’s the last month of school before summer. There are a million reasons to celebrate May.

Here is a starter list of awesome events, festivals and things to do this month.

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Easter brunches and dinners to try all over Beaufort County this weekend

The Island Packet
By Madison Hogan
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There are good reasons you might choose to dine out on Easter. You might despise the cleanup, or plan to be out on the course watching the RBC Heritage, or have just given up on impressing your in-laws.

What better way to celebrate the holiday after a church service and before an Easter egg hunt than a nice hearty brunch?

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12 awesome events you should attend this April in Beaufort County

The Island Packet
By Mandy Matney
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Spring has officially sprung in the Lowcountry and there are plenty of events this April to celebrate the beautiful weather.

This April, there are a ton of family-friendly events across Beaufort County (from both sides of the Broad River) that you should definitely mark your calendar for.

Here are 12 events you should attend this month:

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You’ll freak when you hear about this fab grand opening at Shelter Cove Towne Center

The Island Packet
By Madison Hogan
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The shops at Shelter Cove Towne Center are about to meet a new fashion-forward boutique this April.

Kelly Welch, one of the co-owners of the new Atlanta-based fab’rik franchise at the shopping center on Hilton Head Island, and her partner Molly Senn will open the first fab’rik in Beaufort County April 20 and celebrate its opening from 6 to 9 p.m.

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Southern Living ranks Hilton Head a top 10 island, and shows lots of love for the Lowcountry

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By Mandy Matney
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Here in the Lowcountry, we take pride in our slice of paradise — from the enchanting streets of Charleston and Beaufort to the breathtaking beaches of Hilton Head Island.

So it’s no surprise that a lot of the islands, cities, restaurants and hotels listed in Southern Living’s first ever South’s Best awards are concentrated in the area.

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Guess what list Hilton Head-Bluffton-Beaufort made this month

The Island Packet
By Kelly Meyerhofer
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Another day brings another report confirming life in the Lowcountry is enjoyable year-round.

The 2016 State of American Well-Being, published this month, placed the collective Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort community ninth of 189 communities nationally, according to surveys by Gallup, which published the report.

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