August 2007

Editor's Note - August

Author: Maggie Washo

I have to admit I’m glad summer is almost over. Don’t get me wrong, I love long weekends on the beach, tanning myself within inches of sun poisoning while reading the latest “gossip” about Paris Hilton and Brad Pitt. However, I am of the opinion that all good things must come to an end, and I look forward to fall as the start of something new—the start of our second year “celebrating Hilton Head,” for example.

Yes, we’ve made it a full year. That is a lot of celebrating (I think I feel a hangover coming on). Over the last twelve months, we’ve grown as a magazine, adding people and pages. We’ve received suggestions from islanders (“You should have a Bachelorette of the Year” contest.) and advice from advertisers (“You should do a 10-page spread on my new business.”); but through it all, I think we have stayed true to our original goal: bringing you fun stories about the people who live, work and play here.

So, to close the summer out with a bang, we celebrate those unsung heroes of the beach. They rent chairs, corral unruly children, pick up garbage, answer stupid questions, and save lives—just an average day at work for a Hilton Head Lifeguard We also salute that large bug, indigenous to our island, which is often mistaken as the state bird. For an interview with a Palmetto Bug, check out page 48.

Enjoy the final days of summer knowing that there are several things to look forward to this autumn—cooler days, less traffic and the Bachelor of the Year contest. That’s right. It’s back.

M. Washo

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