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All Aboard! Officials with the Town of Hilton Head Island, Palmetto Breeze and the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, along with other supporters, celebrated the start of the new Breeze Trolley Service with a ribbon cutting and dedication July 16 at Shelter Cove Community Park. Riders can catch one of the Breeze trolleys on their daily routes from Shelter Cove Towne Centre to Coligny Beach Park and back. Trolley #1861 is named The Comet, after the Coastal Discovery Museum’s Marsh Tacky horse Comet, to reflect the role these rare breed animals played in transporting islanders in the early days of Hilton Head. Trolley #1862 is named The Alligator, as a tribute to island native Charlie Simmons Sr., aka Mr. Transportation, for his contribution to transportation before the bridge connected Hilton Head Island to the mainland. One of his freight boats was named the Alligator. Rides are free through the end of July. Starting in August, riders will pay $1 per trip. COURTESY TOWN OF HILTON HEAD ISLAND
New Leaders Officers and board members of the Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island for 2018-19 were installed at the club’s meeting July 12. The installation was conducted by David Tirard, club member and former club president, who was recently installed as District Governor of Rotary District 7770. Pictured from left to right: Dawoud Stevenson, Jeff Rogers, Joe Chappell, Larry Sanders (president), Dean Roberts (vice president), Sheila Duffy, Karen Cully (past president), Robert Eberly III (secretary and president elect), Jean Vahey, Brian Julius, Brenda Dooley and Beverly Maloney. Not pictured are David Deaton, Lisa Laudermilch and Helen Ryan. The Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island, a local service organization, has more than 150 members involved in local and international service projects, living up to the club’s motto of “Service Above Self.” For more information, visit hhrotary.org. COURTESY ROTARY CLUB OF HILTON HEAD
Setting Sail Six members of the Boys and Girls Club of Hilton Head were among attendees at the annual sailing camp held at South Carolina Yacht Club at Windmill Harbour Marina in late July. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Franchezca Rojas and Alexa Smith; back row, from left are Monzetrrat Rojas, Carys Riemer, Jacquelene Ortiz, and Ethan Hossack. Campers learned the basics of beginning sailing, such as rigging and un-rigging, sail trim, tacking and jibing. Upon completion of the first lessons, sailors are allowed to get on the water and “single hand” a dinghy. Audi Hilton Head and the Boys & Girls Club Fund-a-Need program contributed scholarships for the camp so that more youngsters could experience being on the water. COURTESY AUDI HILTON HEAD

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