A Special Program in the Lowcountry Enriching the Lives of Individuals with Disabilities

Heroes on Horseback (www.heroesonhorseback.org) is a local non-profit that enriches the lives of children and adults with physical, mental and emotional disabilities by providing safe, professional and ethical equine-assisted therapeutic activities. The organization, located at 100 Stillwell Road in Bluffton, offers a number of programs to meet the individual needs of those with disabilities throughout the community, providing services based on each participant’s needs, abilities and interests.

At Heroes on Horseback, all programs are designed to help children and adults overcome barriers that challenge their everyday lives – with the horse providing freedom of…

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April is an exciting time here in the Coastal Lowcountry. There are many events taking place this month on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton. Featured events include the RBC Heritage and the Hilton Head Island Boat Show.

All Month Long

The Coastal Discovery Museum provides tours, walks, programs, and exhibits about the Lowcountry. Events are scheduled daily. To learn more about the Coastal Discovery monthly events, contact 843-689-6767 or visit CoastalDiscovery.com


Taste of Bluffton

A Southern celebration of food in the heart of Bluffton. This festival celebrates the sights and flavors of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Located right along Calhoun Street in Downtown Bluffton. While you're at the Taste of Bluffton, be…

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As a seller on Hilton Head Island or in Bluffton, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. If you plan on purchasing real estate in the Lowcountry, you must not be concerned only about short term price but also about the ‘long term cost’ of the home.

Put Simply.

When it comes to the ‘cost’ of a home, there are several factors that come into play. A home’s appreciation over time and the interest rate at which a buyer can borrow funds to purchase property are two of the most important factors for today’s buyers. “The Cost of Waiting” is the combination of these two factors and the effect they have on a buyer on the fence about purchasing now or waiting.

The rate at which these two…

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Save the Dates: Coastal Property Insurance Marketplace Annual Information Session and Public Hearing and Storm Ready Preparedness Expo in Bluffton

Mark your calendars!  The South Carolina Department of Insurance will host two consumer events in the low country this coming June.  As Hurricane Season 2016 approaches, we encourage all South Carolinians to review their insurance policies and prepare for the upcoming storm season.  “Hurricane season begins June 1st and continues throughout the month of November.  Consumers should review their insurance policies, revisit or create a home inventory and update their family emergency plans now so that they are prepared,” advises Ray Farmer, Director of the South Carolina Department of Insurance (Department).

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Longtime Real Estate Professional Joins Belfair Office of Charter One Realty

Bluffton, South Carolina, March 2016 – Charter One Realty (www.CharterOneRealty.com) has announced that longtime real estate professional Bob Rose has joined the company as an Agent.  Bob will be working out of the Belfair Office of Charter One Realty, which is located at 2 Belfair Oaks Boulevard in Bluffton.

Bob brings more than 45 years of valuable real estate experience to Charter One Realty, and strong market knowledge of the Lowcountry real estate market.   A native of New Jersey who received his real estate brokers license in 1968, he managed a Real Estate company for a number of years before owning and operating his own NJ-based real estate company,…

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Blog by George Cobb, Realtor

There are many more takers in the world than givers! I would like to acknowledge two of our own who have given time and time again without asking for anything in return. I know many of you are aware of the financial and personal time donated by Charles Sampson and his wife Frances. They make our communities a better place to live especially for our children. Their effort is timeless and includes Habitat for Humanity, The Symphony causes, Boys and Girls Club etc. I would like to tell you my Sampson story.

Heroes on Horseback is a popular non-profit that offers equine therapy to 250 children & adults with special emotional and physical needs in the Lowcountry. We depend solely on volunteers and donations to bring a…

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  Blog by Erica Veit, Realtor

Like the name implies, Above Standard Equestrian is dedicated to teaching riders of all ages and skill levels the principles of classical dressage and jumping. Owners Tim and Gini Quade have carved out a reputation for excellence in equestrian programming that is recognized throughout the entire Lowcountry.  Gini, who majored in equestrian studies with a focus on teaching and training in college, offers beginner through advanced lessons and summer camps for both juniors and adults. Hilton Head equestrians who are committed to improving their riding skills and seeking quality instruction should consider themselves lucky that Above Standard Equestrian has just recently relocated to former Sandy Creek Stables, located…

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Getting to and from the popular Bluffton Farmer’s Market just got easier. On Thursday, Bluffton Farmer’s Market organizers debuted their new trolley system. Parking for the Bluffton Farmer’s Market every Thursday has long been an issue. This free alternative, picks up at the Bluffton Village and drops off at the entrance of the market, avoiding congestion. The trolley runs every Thursday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and picks up every 15 minutes. Vendors are already pleased with the results from the first day and believe this will attract additional customers to the market.

The Bluffton Farmer’s Market located in Historic Bluffton is open every Thursday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Local vendors offer fresh produce, flowers, honey, cheese, milk, eggs, meats,…

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In recent years, both Hilton Head Island and Bluffton have been recognized and named best of the best by major national publications. Some of the recent accolades include No. 2 Island in U.S and Canada in Travel and Leisure Magazine’s “World’s Best” awards; :The #1 Most Popular U.S. Island for Summer Vacation” by Yahoo.com; One of the “Top 10 Islands in the U.S.” by TripAdvisor; Named as one of “Five Great Southern Resorts for Families” by Huffington Post; Bluffton named as one of the “Best Places to Retire in 2015: Waterfront Living by Money Magazine; and One of the “5 Healthy Spring Break Getaways That Will Change Your Life” by Oyster.com.

Hilton Head Island is still a favorite among vacationers but is also a place that many love to call home. In…

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Getting to the 2016 RBC Heritage just got a little easier. The Town of Hilton Head Island, Coligny Plaza and the RBC Heritage partnered together to create an alternative option for shuttle service into Harbour Town. When the RBC Heritage begins on April 11, 2016, tournament spectators will be able to board a new shuttle service located at Coligny’s Beach parking lot and it will take them into the heart of Harbour Town.  

This complementary shuttle service will provide golf fans quick and easy entry to the tournament. Service will run on a regular basis between 6:30 am and 9:30 pm throughout the tournament dates. Parking at Coligny Beach will be limited and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fans are encouraged to walk or bike to…

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