• August 2019 Around Hilton Head

    THROUGH AUG. 4 “Legally Blonde: The Musical”: A fun and award-winning musical based on the movie “Legally Blonde” traces the challenges faced by a young female lawyer. Shows are 8 p.m. through Aug. 4; tickets are $50 for adults and $37 for children ages 5-15. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3945, ext. 206, or www.artshhi.com. THROUGH AUG. 9Tormenta FC Academy Soccer Camp: Learn the game of soccer through individual and group instruction. $125 fee for half-day camp for ages 3-14 includes shirt; $250 fee for full-day camp for ages 7-14 includes shirt and soccer ball. Half-day program is 9 a.m.-noon; full-day program is 9 a.m.-3 p.m.…

  • 2019 Already Record Year for Sea Turtles

    As we reach the end of July there is about one month left in the 2019 nest laying season (turtles will hatch until about the end of October) and the numbers are amazing.  With 443 nests as of July 29 we have already passed the annual record of 411 set in 2016.  Over the past ten years, there have been an average of 269 nests per year, with the lowest point during that time being 131 nests located in 2014: Scientists believe that Sea Turtles usually return to the same beach to nest as where they were hatched, which means we should have even higher numbers over the next decades…

  • World’s Rarest Sea Turtles Hatch on Hilton Head

    This year is shaping up to be a record year for Sea Turtles in Hilton Head (see Record Sea Turtles for 2019), but that is not the headline from Thursday, August 27.  Instead, the spotlight was on hatchlings emerging from the nest of the rarest Sea Turtle in the world, the Kemp Ridley turtle.  The subhead would be that these baby turtles also came from the first nest identified on Hilton Head this season almost 60 days ago. After a few days, the Turtle Patrol will wait a few more days and then go and see how many eggs didn’t hatch.  From there they will be able to determine how…

  • Record Sea Turtles for 2019?

    We were on Hilton Head the first week of June and, frankly, I was a little worried.  I didn’t see as many Sea Turtle nests as I was expecting.  But it looks like I just wasn’t paying attention! SeaTurtle.org just reported 250 nests so far this year.  Nesting season technically runs through the end of October (it started in May), and already the experts are predicting a possible 500 nests on Hilton Head Island this year.  This would beat the all-time record of 411 nests set back in 2016.  For an idea of how significant this is, last year (2018) there were only 179 nests for the entire year.  This…

  • June Events in Hilton Head

    While there is always something going on in Hilton Head, summer months are especially busy.  Here are a few things of note: Drum Circle – June 9 We aren’t sure about this one, but a group called Hilton Head Vibes is hosting a Community Drum Circle at Coligny Beach June 9. This free event is open to anyone, and all are welcome to bring their own precussion instruments.  And their dogs, apparently.  If you are looking for something completely different, this may be the event for you.  Visit their Facebook page to learn more. Food Trucks – June 12 June 12, the Christian Renewal Church will have Food Truck night at…