RBC, the PGA TOUR, Golf Canada and the Heritage Classic Foundation announced (7/20/16) that RBC has signed six-year extensions as title sponsor of the RBC Heritage and RBC Canadian Open. The extensions run through 2023.
RBC president and CEO Dave McKay said, “We are excited to extend our commitment to both the RBC Canadian Open and RBC Heritage for an additional six years.” The sponsorship extensions “reflect our leadership position in our home market, while our support of the RBC Heritage demonstrates our strong and growing presence in the US.” News release.
...In addition to Charleston, "another fast-growing South Carolina destination that is popular with retirees is Hilton Head Island, which is aging three times as fast as the national rate," reported The Jewish Week of New York City.
"Like many resorts, Hilton Head welcomes its silver-haired newcomers, who arrive with incomes nearly twice the local median and don’t add costly children to the public schools. About one-third of island residents are currently older than 65 — up from 24 percent in 2000 — and just 17 percent were born in the state, with more than a quarter of new arrivals coming from the Northeast."
Here's their full report, The Jewish Week newspaper. (Photo: Jewish Week)
Hilton Head Island lands a place among the 2016 Travel & Leisure magazine's list of “The World’s Best Islands” to visit, and is the only winner in the continental United States.
“What all  of these award-winning islands have in common, to be sure, is a transcendent beauty and an ability to coax any traveler into a state of bliss,” according to the magazine’s editors.
The editors describe our island: “Hilton Head, off the shore of South Carolina, is all plantation-style architecture, golf courses, and Lowcountry cuisine. And, as a key stopover on migration routes, Hilton Head is a birder's paradise."
The full list of island winners is: 1. Palawan, Philippines; 2. Boracay, Philippines; 3. Ischia, Italy;
4. Waiheke Island, New Zealand; 5. Santorini, Greece; 6. Cebu, Philippines; 7. Maui, Hawaii;
8. Hilton Head, South Carolina; 9. Kauai, Hawaii; and 10. Bali, Indonesia. (Photo: RM Miles/HHV)
...represents American Contemporary Artists with a wide diversity of styles and methods in painting, sculpture, photography, fine jewelry, glass and art wearables.
Namesake artist Peter Karis was an expressionist, who painted people, flowers, trees and objects as he interpreted them. He worked in acrylic and the subject matter was interpreted with maximum color, conveying emotion and power. Peter Karis passed away in January, 2016, but his work, like "Beach Umbrella Trio," lives on,
Karis Gallery is located in the Village at Wexford, and is open Monday through Saturday. 843-785-5100.
HarbourFest at Shelter Cove is a mid-June to mid-August celebration with live music, art 'n crafts, entertainment from Cappy the Clown, and other Kids' activities. Tuesday nights feature fireworks shows that light up the balmy summer sky. This family-friendly event has been enjoyed by thousands for 27 years! (Photo: Shelter Cove)
Myrtle Beach, SC, ranks number one as America’s Drunkest Beach Town, with Norfolk, VA, taking the title for second place. This according to Vinepair, which ranked areas based on documented blood alcohol concentration (BAC) measured from June 1 through August 31, 2015, using a BACtrack device and app.
Hilton Head completely missed the list that enumerated the top 20 drinking-est beach areas. Here are the top 10:
1. Myrtle Beach, SC 0.117; 2. Norfolk, VA 0.104; 3. Charleston, SC 0.102;4. Wilmington, NC 0.091; 5. Pensacola, FL 0.09; 6. Palm Bay, FL 0.088; 7. Ocean City, NJ 0.08; 8. Delray Beach, FL 0.078; 9. San Diego, CA 0.077; 10. Santa Cruz, CA 0.074.
While DUI laws vary by state, the DUI.Drivinglaws.org says, “Legally, in all states you should not be operating a motor vehicle with a 0.08 [or higher] percent blood alcohol concentration (BAC).” (Image: MADD)
Median HHI sales price...........................$436,000
Price per square foot......................................$224
Median rent per month................................$2,400
"Trends in Hilton Head Island show a 37% year-over-year rise in median sales price and a 2% rise in median rent per month," according to the Trulia Website.
Also according to Trulia...
Single residents of HHI..............30%
Median age..................................60 years
Median household income........$75,788
College educated....................... 60%
The just-released Hilton Head Island population growth numbers show that the town grew in proportion to other similar South Carolina beach resort communities, such as Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Isle of Palms and Sullivan's Island.
However, HHI lagged behind nearby Port Royal and was a substantially slower grower than Bluffton and Hardeeville. That's a plus or a minus, depending on your perspective. Here are the numbers and percentages as provided by the US Census Bureau.
The permanent population of HHI is about 40,000, but swells in summer to 250,000+/-.
The HHI Kiwanis Club annually raises money for children's charities by sponsoring their "Burnoff," where area barbecue joints compete to determine who is the best in preparing the South's favorite food: grilled and smoked ribs and pork butt (or shoulder). For us non-competitors, the winners' list serves as a guide to the places that we need to visit during the ensuing year--until the next Burnoff's results are determined. So, above is this year's list of just-crowned winners.
TripAdvisor has named Hilton Head Island one its Top 10 US island destinations in its 2016 Travelers’ Choice Awards. The island's among-the-best listing is based on readers' reviews, which were collected at the Website.
TripAdvisor says Hilton Head Island is “a golfer's paradise” and lists 275 other activities for visitors -- with the top five being the bike trails, Coligny Beach, boat tours, Sea Pines Forest Preserve and the Coastal Discovery Museum.
The top 10 are: Maui, HI; Key West, FL; Oahu, HI; Hawaii, HI; Mt. Desert Island, ME; Hilton Head Island, SC; Amelia Island, FL; Marco Island, FL; Chincoteague Island, VA; Mackinac Island, MI. (Photo: Trip Advisor)
...are in full-swing after after hosting this year's Heritage Classic... and undergoing a series of course enhancements over the summer. Celebration Bermuda is now greening the tee boxes, fairways and roughs. Tif-Eagle Bermuda was planted on the greens. A new irrigation system also was installed.
At the center of it all is the new 44,000 square foot, $23 million HTGL players' facility that was named the best “New Public Clubhouse of the Year” by Golf Inc. magazine. Open to the public, tee times available at 843-732-7463. (Photo: RM Miles/HHV)
128,000 readers voted in the 28th annual Readers’ Choice Awards
by Conde Nast Traveler -- and Hilton Head is a winner!
The Inn & Club at Harbour Town took two awards:
The Inn at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton ranked
Hilton Head Island itself ranked
...Maybe. Take a look at what is speculated for Hilton Head Island here, or navigate the interactive map--link at right--to see which South Carolina areas will be below sea level rise and at what times.
The Surging Seas tool also provides statistics of the populations, homes and land areas that might be affected by city, county and state. It also offers links to fact sheets, data downloads, action plans, embed-able widgets and more. (Image: Climate Central)
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