Small homes a big hit at Tiny House Show

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By Jay Karr
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The inaugural Tiny House Show was held on Saturday on Hilton Head Island. The two-day event, which was rescheduled for this weekend after being postponed by Hurricane Irma in early September, is being presented by New South Living at Shelter Cove Community Park.

New South Living, Driftwood Homes USA, a tiny-house company in Bluffton, and other builders showed off a dozen tiny homes a housing style that is one of the hottest trends in the home market today.

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Lowcountry kids express their Halloween candy preferences

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By Jay Karr
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Not sure what kind of candy to hand out to hungry trick-or-treaters this Halloween? Maybe this video can help you decide.

In an attempt to find out what kind of candy today’s kids really want in their Halloween bags, we asked some of the kids attending the Pumpkin Patch event at Shelter Cove Community Park on Friday what kind of candy they prefer.

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Feed your body and your brain at this Hilton Head festival Saturday

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By Lisa Wilson
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The second annual VegFest, set for Saturday on Hilton Head Island, aims to educate attendees about a vegan lifestyle and diet, according to a news release from Palmetto Plant Eaters.

The festival runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Shelter Cove Community Park.

Hundreds of people are expected to participate from around the Lowcountry, and the first 300 attendees will receive a free swag bag, according to the festival’s schedule.

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Latin music, culture and food celebrated on Sunday at Latin Music Festival

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By Jay Karr
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The 2017 edition of the Latin Music Festival, a fiesta marking Latino Heritage Month with music, dance and food, was held Sunday at Hilton Head Island’s Shelter Cove Community Park.

Headlining the festival was La Sonora Dinamita, a Colombian musical group that plays cumbia, a South and Latin American music genre popular throughout that region.

The festival also featured Latino musicians from around the area, including the La Isla House Band. In addition, there were folkloric dance groups.

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Looking for some fun on Hilton Head this weekend? Check out the Latin Music Festival

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By Lisa Wilson
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The Latin Music Festival will be held Sunday at Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island, organizers announced in a news release.

The festival, now in its sixth year, will run from noon to 9 p.m. It is a celebration marking Latino Heritage Month through music, dance and food.

This year’s music headliner is La Sonora Dinamita, a Colombian musical group that plays cumbia, a South and Latin American music genre popular throughout that region. The news release says La Sonora Dinamita is one of the first cumbia groups to achieve international success and helped popularize the genre around the world.

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‘The Color Purple’ lights up the stage at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

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By Nancy K. Wellard
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Every now and then, a series of dramatic moving parts come together to create a theatrical event that is unique, remarkable and exceeds all expectations. I am thrilled to tell you that such a lineup of cultural and artistic circumstances did come together on Hilton Head last Friday night at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, when the cast of “The Color Purple” filled the stage of the Elizabeth Wallace Theater.

The award winning musical, based upon the 1982 book by Alice Walker and the 1985 Stephen Spielberg, Oscar-nominated film, the Broadway Show of 2005, and finally on the Broadway Musical Revival, 2013, is over the top. It will, by turns, charm, delight, sadden, distract, thrill and amaze.

There are a number of reasons why the production works so well.


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lowcountry parents: not sure where to take the kids trick-or-treating? we’ve got you covered.

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By Ashley Jean Reese
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Trying to decide where to take your kid trick-or-treating this Halloween? Here’s a list of area events.

Trunk-O-Ween at Shelter Cove Towne Centre (Hilton Head)

Where: Shelter Cove Towne Centre

When: Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m.

Towne Centre Drive will be lined with classic cars from the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival’s Car Club Showcase. The cars will be decorated and filled with candy. Shops at the centre will also be participating in the trick-or-treating.

The event will also feature Cappy the Clown, glitter tattoos and a bounce house.

Trunk-O-Ween is free and open to all ages. Visit sheltercovetownecentre.com for more information.

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