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Local Scene: October

Meet the Makers

What: Crafted in the Lowcountry Awards party.

When it took place: Sept. 11

Where: Venue 1223, Bluffton

Photographer: Lisa Staff

Highlights: LOCAL Life threw an exclusive party for the 60 local businesses that entered the 2019 Crafted in the Lowcountry Awards. Judges and winners for each of the six categories — food, drink, home, style, crafts and art — were recognized. Presenting sponsor Hargray awarded the grand prize to Bill De Torre of W Design Studio for his stunning one-of-a-kind furniture, called the Credenza-za. We hope a good time was had by all!

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Local centenarian

What: Lois Richardson’s 100th Birthday Party.

When it took place: July 27

Where: The Richardson family home on Calibogue Cay, Hilton Head Island

Photographer: John Bracket

Highlights: Many loved ones were on hand to celebrate Lois Richardson reaching the century mark with an extra special 100th birthday party. Only about 1 in 4,500 people in the United States are centenarians. It’s a special milestone for this extra special local resident. When she was a young woman, she donated a kidney to save the life of her youngest child. She and her husband, Norris, moved to the island in 1956. She was Charles Fraser’s first employee at Sea Pines and helped form First Baptist Church in her home. She has hosted a Tuesday morning Bible study for nearly half a century and continues to be a fixture in local life. Happy birthday, Lois!

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Big sky, little dog

What: Local rescue dog, Giotto, enjoys a quiet beach day.

When it took place: Sept. 4

Where: South Forest Beach

Photographer: Steve Taylor

Highlights: Local rescue dog, Giotto, didn’t find many locals on Hilton Head Island’s busiest beach as Hurricane Dorian approached. Beaufort County was under mandatory evacuation for the storm, but luckily, damage was minimal compared to Hurricane Matthew in 2016, as the storm passed by several miles off the coast.

Pictures worth 1,000 words

What: John McManus art gallery opening on Hilton Head

When it took place: Aug. 15

Where: Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island

Highlights: John McManus, a well-known architectural and fine arts photographer based in Savannah, opened an art gallery on Mathews Drive on Hilton Head Island. Enjoy wine with the artist from 5-7 p.m. each Thursday at the gallery.

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