Hilton Head Wingfest a finger lickin' good time

WTOC
By Jamie Ertle
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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) - The saucy smell of chicken wings emanated from Shelter Cove all the way to Hwy 278.  Organizers for Hilton Head WingFest say it's one of the best turnouts they've seen in years. 

Leah Arnold with Hilton Head Island Recreation Operations said, "The seats are full, the wings are flying out of the fryers, and everyone seems to be really enjoying themselves." 

Almost two dozen restaurants were fryin' and tossin' an estimated 6,500 lbs of wings in all sorts of sauces.

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Chipotle and Starbucks plans approved by Hilton Head

The Island Packet
By Teresa Moss
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Plans to construct a building for Chipotle and Starbucks at Shelter Cove Towne Centre first came before the Town of Hilton Head during spring of last year.

The plans received approval from the town in June. 

Yet, work hasn’t started on the building. 

Last week, a sign of hope for burrito and coffee lovers was before the town’s Design Review Board. The developers of the building asked the board for an alteration to plans regarding the parking lot — and it was approved.

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Hilton Head may be getting trolleys. This is what we know

The Island Packet
By Delayna Earley
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Trolleys may be coming to Hilton Head Island!

The Town of Hilton Head Island has been working with Palmetto Breeze to see if they can get a trolley system to run from Coligny Beach Park to Shelter Cove Towne Center, according to Charlie Cousins, community development director with the town.

Cousins said that Palmetto Breeze received a federal grant to purchase shuttles to be used for this service and the town provided them with money to get the grant.

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Hilton Head -Bluffton Restaurant Week: Menus, deals and what you need to know

The Island Packet
By Mandy Matney and Ashley Jean Reese
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Hungry on Hilton Head? Don't worry, Chamber Restaurant Week is right around the corner.

The 10th annual Hilton Head- Bluffton Chamber Restaurant Week Feb. 3-10.

Here are the menus, locations, and info you need to know before going to the Hilton Head and Bluffton participating restaurants.

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7 awesome Super Bowl events, deals around Hilton Head and Beaufort — FREE food, too.

The Island Packet
By Maggie Angst
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If you don’t have plans for the Super Bowl game on Sunday, don’t fret. There’s plenty of special events happening around Hilton Head and Beaufort.

From an all-you-can-eat buffet to a free nacho bar to a fundraiser for a family in need, there’s plenty of options for you to enjoy game day.

Here are seven Beaufort County events that you can choose from on Super Bowl Sunday:

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Photography Locations around Bluffton

Bluffton Today
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Photography is one of the most popular hobbies in the US. Up until 2014, about 20% of the American population reported they enjoyed taking photos in one capacity or another.

Thanks to modern technology and our smartphones, you don’t have to be a pro or to have the most expensive equipment to produce high-quality photos. This activity poses as a creative outlet for people when their daily routine doesn’t provide it, which is also a good thing.

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This favorite Hilton Head holiday display looked different this year. Here’s why

The Island Packet
By Alex Kincaid
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You might have noticed the Shelter Cove Towne Centre holiday light display wasn’t quite as colorful as in previous years, as the thousands of lights that normally draped over the road were missing.

That’s because the Dove Street Festival of Lights was replaced with a new event called “‘Tis the Season” after a three-year partnership with the Dove Street Founders ended last year, according to Roni Allbritton, a Towne Centre official.

“It was decided to bring a new and fresh approach to the holiday season at (Shelter Cove Towne Centre) this year,” Allbritton said in an email Wednesday. “This year we wanted to carry lights throughout the entire center.”


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Dreams do come true. Hilton Head grocery store to open a bar so you can shop and drink

The Island Packet
By Teresa Moss
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Work is almost finished on a bar inside the Kroger grocery store on Hilton Head Island that will carry craft beers on tap and wine.

The bar — expected to open in upcoming weeks — sits between the grocery store’s deli and a Starbucks.

“Our customers will enjoy the option to eat, relax and have a glass of wine or beer while shopping,” Felix Turner, Kroger’s Atlanta Division corporate affairs manager, said via email Friday.

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Steamed, fried or stewed: it was any way you like ’em at the Hilton Head Oyster Festival

The Island Packet
By Jay Karr
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The Hilton Head Island Oyster Festival continued on Saturday at Shelter Cove Community Park.

Highlights included steamed, fried and stewed oysters as well as a variety of other fare.

Musical entertainment included performances by several bands. There was also a kids zone, local Artisan Pop Up Shops, marshmallow roasting and a sports lounge where festival goers could quaff a brew while keeping up with their favorite football teams.

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Small homes a big hit at Tiny House Show

The Island Packet
By Jay Karr
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The inaugural Tiny House Show was held on Saturday on Hilton Head Island. The two-day event, which was rescheduled for this weekend after being postponed by Hurricane Irma in early September, is being presented by New South Living at Shelter Cove Community Park.

New South Living, Driftwood Homes USA, a tiny-house company in Bluffton, and other builders showed off a dozen tiny homes a housing style that is one of the hottest trends in the home market today.

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Lowcountry kids express their Halloween candy preferences

The Island Packet
By Jay Karr
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Not sure what kind of candy to hand out to hungry trick-or-treaters this Halloween? Maybe this video can help you decide.

In an attempt to find out what kind of candy today’s kids really want in their Halloween bags, we asked some of the kids attending the Pumpkin Patch event at Shelter Cove Community Park on Friday what kind of candy they prefer.

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Feed your body and your brain at this Hilton Head festival Saturday

The Island Packet
By Lisa Wilson
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The second annual VegFest, set for Saturday on Hilton Head Island, aims to educate attendees about a vegan lifestyle and diet, according to a news release from Palmetto Plant Eaters.

The festival runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Shelter Cove Community Park.

Hundreds of people are expected to participate from around the Lowcountry, and the first 300 attendees will receive a free swag bag, according to the festival’s schedule.

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Latin music, culture and food celebrated on Sunday at Latin Music Festival

The Island Packet
By Jay Karr
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The 2017 edition of the Latin Music Festival, a fiesta marking Latino Heritage Month with music, dance and food, was held Sunday at Hilton Head Island’s Shelter Cove Community Park.

Headlining the festival was La Sonora Dinamita, a Colombian musical group that plays cumbia, a South and Latin American music genre popular throughout that region.

The festival also featured Latino musicians from around the area, including the La Isla House Band. In addition, there were folkloric dance groups.

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Looking for some fun on Hilton Head this weekend? Check out the Latin Music Festival

The Island Packet
By Lisa Wilson
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The Latin Music Festival will be held Sunday at Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island, organizers announced in a news release.

The festival, now in its sixth year, will run from noon to 9 p.m. It is a celebration marking Latino Heritage Month through music, dance and food.

This year’s music headliner is La Sonora Dinamita, a Colombian musical group that plays cumbia, a South and Latin American music genre popular throughout that region. The news release says La Sonora Dinamita is one of the first cumbia groups to achieve international success and helped popularize the genre around the world.

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Burgers, Bacon & Barbecue festival a meat-eaters delight

The Island Packet
By Jay Karr
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Saturday was the best of times for carnivores of all stripes at Shelter Cove Community Park as the Burgers, Bacon & Barbecue festival made its inaugural appearance on the Hilton Head Island event schedule on a sultry early fall day.

The event combined the best of two prior festivals: Burgers & Brew, and Beer, Bacon and Music — to make an even bigger festival.

It featured a number of the Lowcountry’s top chefs and restaurants serving up their best dishes, including a number of bacon-themed dishes and even a bacon dessert item, the peanut butter and banana with bacon cupcake offered by Eva Monzon at her Toves booth.

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Lowcountry parents: Not sure where to take the kids trick-or-treating? We’ve got you covered.

The Island Packet
By Ashley Jean Reese
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Trying to decide where to take your kid trick-or-treating this Halloween? Here’s a list of area events.

Trunk-O-Ween at Shelter Cove Towne Centre (Hilton Head)

Where: Shelter Cove Towne Centre

When: Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m.

Towne Centre Drive will be lined with classic cars from the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival’s Car Club Showcase. The cars will be decorated and filled with candy. Shops at the centre will also be participating in the trick-or-treating.

The event will also feature Cappy the Clown, glitter tattoos and a bounce house.

Trunk-O-Ween is free and open to all ages. Visit sheltercovetownecentre.com for more information.

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