Fill up on chili during annual Chili Cookoff on Hilton Head

The Island Packet
By Sandra Ross
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The Kiwanis Clubs of Hilton Head Island will host the 33rd annual Chili Cookoff from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Shelter Cove Community Park.

The event will be held rain or shine and will feature all-you-can-eat chili.

This year’s event will focus on local chili cooks in the professional and amateur categories with separate awards for each. In addition, Cranford Hollow will perform, and there will be a Kid’s Zone with children’s games and activities, including face painting.

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The Much Meatier New Time and Date for the Italian Heritage Festival

The Island Packet
By Caitlin Turner
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`The Hilton Head Island Italian Heritage Festival has been postponed and re-scheduled for November.

According to a festival news release, the new date for the Italian-American Club of Hilton Head Island’s festival will be Nov. 18, and it will move from the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn to Shelter Cove Community Park.

The new date means the festival now combines with the club’s “Meatball Madness” event, an attempt to set a Guinness World Record for largest meatball.

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Come on Home!

    
September 12, 2017
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Greetings Islanders,
 
It’s time to head back home. 
 
Effective immediately, the Governor has lifted the evacuation order for our community and I simultaneously granted re-entry to the Island. Please take care to travel safely and keep these things in mind:
 
*With the evacuation order lifted and the re-entry order established, you will be able to travel over the bridge and onto the Island.
*The Emergency Room operations at Hilton Head Hospital will be operational at 10:00 a.m. These are EMERGENCY ROOM OPERATIONS ONLY. Full normal operations are expected tomorrow morning.
*Power may not be available in a few spots. Palmetto Electric is diligently working to restore power to the approximately 1,500 customers currently without power on Hilton Head Island. For more details click here.
 
Thank you to everyone on the Town team, including the Emergency Operations Center and the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, whose efforts were excellent.
 
Thank you all for your patience and understanding. We are most certainly an incredible community.
 
Sincerely,
 
Mayor David Bennett