Local Scene: Happenings Around Town

Happy Anniversary

What: LOCAL Life anniversary party
When it took place: Oct. 25
Where: Darren Clarke’s Tavern, Hilton Head Island
Photographer: Lisa Staff

Highlights: Some of our favorite people helped us celebrate our one year anniversary by attending this intimate gathering. Awesome live music was provided by Lavon Stevens. Fantastic food was catered by Roy and Becky Prescott of Roy’s Place Cafe & Catering. Special thanks to all who stopped by to help us celebrate. Extra special thanks to all those who have supported us in this new venture. To many more anniversary parties to come!

Ride your pony

What: Okatie Rotary Polo for Charity
When it took place: Oct. 28
Where: Rose Hill Equestrian Center, Bluffton
Photographer: Regine Johnson

Highlights: Amazing tailgates and fanciful hats among many smiling faces at this fun annual fundraiser. Hilton Head Landscapes was the winning team, earning the coveted Engel & Völkers Polo Cup. Spring Island won best tailgate for sponsors and the Love family won best tailgate for general admission. This year’s primary beneficiary was the Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes and the K9s for Warriors program.

Trash turned into cash

What: Thrift Store Flip event
When it took place: Nov. 8
Where: LOCAL Life Headquarters
Photographer: Arno Dimmling

Highlights: Hospice Care of the Lowcountry hosted its fun take on the HGTV show Flea Market Flip. Individuals picked up items at local thrift stores and transformed them into something creative and new. Those items were then displayed in a silent auction and raised nearly $5,000 for Hospice’s many programs. The winning item was a dresser transformed into a kitty litter stand.

A parade of elegance

What: 17th annual Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival
When it took place: Nov. 3-4
Where: Port Royal Golf Club
Photographer: Arno Dimmling

Highlights: More than 500 vehicles made their way to the Hilton Head Island to be a part of the island’s second largest event behind the RBC Heritage golf tournament. Numerous automotive icons were in attendance including Bob Boniface (Buick), Moray Callum (Ford), Ralph Gilles (Fiat Chrysler) and Robin Page (Volvo). Legendary endurance racer Hurley Haywood and Jay Ward, creative director of the “Cars” franchise, also were in attendance. “Best of Show” was awarded to a 1931 Stutz DV32 Convertible Victoria owned by Joseph and Margie Cassini of West Orange, N.J.