Fill up on chili during annual Chili Cookoff on Hilton Head

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By Sandra Ross
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The Kiwanis Clubs of Hilton Head Island will host the 33rd annual Chili Cookoff from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Shelter Cove Community Park.

The event will be held rain or shine and will feature all-you-can-eat chili.

This year’s event will focus on local chili cooks in the professional and amateur categories with separate awards for each. In addition, Cranford Hollow will perform, and there will be a Kid’s Zone with children’s games and activities, including face painting.

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‘I am just so grateful.’ At Hilton Head’s Shelter Cove, it’s bye bye Irma, hello business!

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By Maggie Angst
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Hours after the evacuation order for Hilton Head Island was lifted, business owners in Shelter Cove Towne Center were already taking down storm shutters and working to get their stores and restaurants up and running.

As of 1 p.m. Tuesday, Wayback Burger was already open and serving customers.

Managers at Poseidon, a restaurant that is a part of the SERG restaurant group, said that by Wednesday the restaurant would be open with regular hours and operations.

Other SERG group restaurants, including the Shrimp Shack attached to Marley’s, Frankie Bones and the Black Marlin Hurricane Bar, were all opening at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

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Check it out, Hilton Head Island. You’re getting your very own TEDx this fall

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By Liz Farrell
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I just got exciting news: TEDx is coming to Hilton Head Island this fall, and the theme of the presentations will be “resilience,” a fitting topic for an island that has spent the past year cleaning up after a hurricane.

The last local TEDx was held last spring in Savannah and featured Hilton Head Island town manager Steve Riley among its speakers. In case you missed it, here is the talk he gave:

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Love Spartina? You’ll love this news about a new store in Beaufort County even more

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By Teresa Moss
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Spartina 449 is planning the opening of its first Hilton Head Island store later this month, company officials said Tuesday.

Jessica Maples, Spartina marketing and communications manager, said the store could open the last week in August at its Shelter Cove Towne Centre location.

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These Shelter Cove Towne Centre luxury apartments to begin leasing next month

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By Alex Kincaid
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A new luxury apartment complex at Shelter Cove Towne Centre will begin leasing its 240 units in late August, with the first residents expected to arrive in November, a marketing representative said Wednesday.

A release said Southeastern Development has announced the name of the “luxury residences”: WaterWalk.

“Offering sweeping waterfront views, maintenance-free living, resort-style amenities and a luxury lifestyle, WaterWalk will be like nothing else available on Hilton Head Island,” the release said.

Pricing information has not yet been released, said Susan DeLano of World Design Marketing when contacted Wednesday.

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Hooray, Hilton Head: Named ‘Best Island’ in US, No. 2 in the world. Here’s why

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By Mandy Matney
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Travel + Leisure magazine readers voted Hilton Head Island “Best Island” in the continental United States in 2017, the second year in a row. The island ranked second in this year’s all-world list, too.

The travel magazine with nearly 5 million readers around the globe described Hilton Head Island as a South Carolina outpost where generations of families have made an annual trip “a tradition and little wonder,” where there is something for “everyone who wants to be outside — and all activities can be reached by bicycle.”

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There are over 50 eateries that welcome dogs in Bluffton and Hilton Head

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By Joan McDonough
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For anyone who likes to bring Spot, Fido or Rover out to eat, it can be tough to find a restaurant that feels the same way as you do about dogs at the table.

South Carolina health codes keep dogs out of most restaurants for sanitary purposes, but some eateries have patios or other accommodations that can create a loophole for a dog to join in on dinner plans. Whether you’re a local out for the day or a visitor who brought a furry friend along on vacation, there are options for you and the pup in Bluffton and on Hilton Head Island.

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6 best spots to watch fireworks from Hilton Head to Beaufort this Fourth of July

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By Mandy Matney
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Here in the Lowcountry, we take Independence Day seriously.

There are a ton of events this Tuesday to celebrate America in all the right ways around Beaufort County. But when it comes to the fireworks displays, you’ll want to strategically position yourself for an optimal viewing situation where you’ll see several displays light up the sky in different directions.

Here’s six spots (with maps included!) to help you plan for an amazing Fourth of July.

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Hilton Head to take stab at world’s largest meatball

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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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