ORIGINAL EXPERIENCES DRIVE BOTH ECONOMIES

On my first visit to Rovinj, a lovely seaside town on the Croatian coast, a three-hour ferry ride across the bay from Venice, I fell in love with the setting: A compact and well-preserved old town, a wonderful harbor walk lined with restaurants, and a fabulous large park where five-star hotels overlook the Adriatic Sea — plus miles and miles of bikeable public nature preserves along the blue ocean, which entices swimmers to jump in the clear water.

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“DECEIT, DISAPPEARANCE & DEATH ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND”

By Charlie Ryan and Pamela Martin Ovens

It was the story of the decade: A well-to-do Hilton Head Island couple vanished without a trace. Ten years later, there are still few clues in the mysterious disappearance of Elizabeth and John Calvert — and even less is known for certain about the involvement of their accountant, Dennis Gerwing, believed to be the last person to see the couple alive.

FOUR NEW BUSINESSES HAVE JOINED THE SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS AT COLIGNY PLAZA, SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS HILTON HEAD ISLAND’S DOWNTOWN. HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL DISCOVER ON YOUR NEXT VISIT TO COLIGNY:

marcfreyprI venture to say the Lowcountry would rank very high nationally if measured by its citizens’ giving per capita. In addition to writing large and small checks, many people in our region donate countless hours of volunteer time to raise money, organize events, direct aid, build homes and provide other services to those in need. Then there are the countless in-kind donations from local businesses and the never-ending coverage by local media of the area’s thriving nonprofit community.