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  • 20 May 2021 6:50 PM | Minerva Castro-Hernandez

    Community Conversations with Alex Brown Returns This Friday, May 21 at 5:00pm with New Town Manager, Marc Orlando

    Alex Brown, Ward 1 Town Council member is continuing his series of Community Conversations this Friday, May 21 at 5:00 pm at the Sailing and Rowing Center Park on Squire Pope Road. As you may know, Alex has scheduled several of these conversations to bring important topics and decision-makers directly to you. Marc Orlando, our new Town Manager, will be his guest this Friday. 

    The topics that Marc will address include:

    • Impacts of upcoming 278 Corridor Construction
    • Unique Ward 1 issues: historic overlay district, exodus of working folks due to low wages and inadequate housing, perpetuation of Gullah-Geechee culture
    • Long-term challenges to our residents’ quality of life
    • Priorities in implementing Our Plan opportunities

    There will be time to raise any questions and concerns you may have. Please join Community Conversations with Alex Brown as he welcomes Marc Orlando.

    As always, COIN appreciates your active involvement in these issues. 

    Risa Sreden Prince and Patsy Brison

    Co-founders of the Coalition of Island Neighbors


  • 17 May 2021 9:48 AM | Minerva Castro-Hernandez

    The World Affairs Council of Hilton Head is currently conducting its 2021-22 membership campaign. Many Liberal Ladies are members but if you are new to the area or not already a member, consider joining.

    For just $125, you are provided 14 Friday morning presentations by world class leaders in their disciplines. John Bolton, (yes, that John Bolton) opens in October with a presentation followed by an impressive line up of presenters. For the complete list, click here:

    In addition to the Friday morning speaker series, there is a fall book club (one book over 3 -4 sessions) and a winter 8 week small discussion series. Usually, three evening sessions are offered as well. I have participated in all and found them very valuable.

    All for $125! They intend to resume in person meetings in \October at First Presbyterian Church and sessions will also be live streamed. As always, the speaker is recorded and posted on their website if you miss the presentation.

    For membership information click here….

    Full website is worth exploring. Hope to see you there.

    Any questions? contact Lynn Cordy

  • 3 May 2021 10:41 PM | Lauri Mitchell

    The Virtual Run for South Carolina Native Trees will act as a public fundraiser to acquire funds for the needed gardening supplies of the project so that 500 trees can be grown and planted principally in Beaufort County.  From increased residential/commercial development as well as past hurricanes, coastal South Carolina has been losing many trees.  The loss of trees has caused the displacement of animals often leading to road kill, poor air quality, destroyed habitats, and diminished natural beauty.  In an effort to restore the lost trees, the Environmental Club at USCB is starting a tree planting initiative to have 500 South Carolina native trees planted by 2022.  Some of the coastal native trees we are working with include:

        1. Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)
        2. Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum)
        3. Southern Red Oak (Quercus falcata)
        4. Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)
        5. Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris)

  • 6 Apr 2021 11:13 AM | Minerva Castro-Hernandez

    The 2021 inaugural meeting if the HHI Drinking Liberally group will be held at Jarvis Park on April 7 at 5:00. Bring a snack, beverage, chair, and mask and join us!

    Submitted by:  Tippy Amick

  • 6 Apr 2021 11:08 AM | Minerva Castro-Hernandez

    Dear Fellow Liberals, Progressives, Democrats, and Other Kind  People:

    Back in June 2020, our group was formed to help the Mayor and Council of HHI develop and vote into law, in time for the July 4th tourist vacationers, a group of anti-Covid prevention mandates, commonly called "Mask Laws." We worked with Bluffton, Beaufort City, Port Royal Town, Yemassee and Unincorporated Beaufort County. All passed these laws and the County was our toughest fight.

    Every 60 days the laws came up for renewal, and we had to lobby all over again. Anti masking law groups became loud and vocal, and did outdoor demonstrations, ignoring mask laws and social distancing rules, which we couldn't counter, without putting ourselves in harm's way.

    We have 2,000+ locals in our  group now.

    For a while, we had 'calls to action', asking our members to email council members. After mayors and council members told us they were getting 400+ emails from us, they said one email from us, would represent all members wanting 'mask laws' renewed. Hence we are ASKING FELLOW LIBERAL, PROGRESSIVE, DEMOCRATS, TO CLICK ON TO THIS FACEBOOK PAGE, AND CLICK 'JOIN'. This will get our member count higher.

    In January 2021 our group took on another task. We are working directly with SC DHEC, our local hospitals, chain and local pharmacies, doctors' offices, MUSC, and even GA and NC locations to achieve swift and equitable vaccine appointments and vaccinations.  We help folks without computers or those who are not computer savvy to get appointments. 

    We have also provided volunteers to local vaccination locations to help with paperwork, patient flow, and we have had many of our retired nurses and doctors volunteer to give shots. We announce when shots are available, and help anyone get a vaccine. Pharmacists for example let us know when they have extra vials at the end of the day, and we send people asap to them.

    We are working with local Walmart Pharmacies who have partnered nationally with Uber to get 'free' rides for vaccinations. Uber via Walmart gets paid by Medicare, Medicaid, and some insurance companies.

    We do much more as well. So we are asking for your support by clicking 'join' at

    Toni Valenstien, Bluffton and

    Art Segal, HHI

    co-administrators of the FB group

  • 6 Apr 2021 11:01 AM | Minerva Castro-Hernandez

    Lowcountry Indivisible (LCI) is pleased to invite members of all other Beaufort County liberal organizations to attend our monthly meetings, now held via ZOOM. You MUST REQUEST THE LINK IN ADVANCE. Send your request to

    The April 10th, 10 AM meeting will feature: Susan Dunn, Legal Director of the SC ACLU speaking on voter suppression legislation in SC and across the nation; April Richardson, SC Coordinator of Black Votes Matter speaking on her organization's efforts.

  • 12 Mar 2021 5:50 PM | Anonymous

    I am sending this to you because you are my friend and I hope providing protection to our friends and neighbors is also important to you.   ( & please share!)

    I'm asking for your help (yet again) to get South Carolina to join the 47 other states with a Hate Crime Law.

    This bill took the first step today toward a South Carolina Hate Crime Law.  While we are encouraged that there is movement, the bill’s wording was changed to limit its coverage. 

    The SC House Judiciary Subcommittee voted unanimously to delete the words “gender” and “sexual orientation” from the individuals protected and they sent the modified bill to the full House Judiciary Committee for a hearing Tuesday March 16.

    The Lowcountry Coalition Against Hate and the SC Stamp Out Hate Coalition members want this protection restored.  The FBI reports 1 in 5 The crimes are motivated by anti-LGBTQ+ bias, and that violence against that community is on the rise.  Leaving our LGBTQ+ community out of the bill removes protection for some of us who most need it.

    We need to ask the full Judiciary Committee to restore this wording and protection.  Here is how you can do that:

    1.      Send an email to all Judiciary Committee members here:  ( takes 1 minute)

    2.      Call the Judiciary Committee members directly.  They may not read their email, but most answer the phone.  The contact list for these House members follows.

    Ask them to restore the necessary protection in H. 3620 by including the words “gender” and “sexual orientation” to the list of the victim’s characteristics.

    Many thanks for your support from your partners at Lowcountry Coalition Against Hate.

    Click Here for list of Judiciary Committee Members.

    Priority of Calls

    1.       Chairman Chris Murphy

    2.      Members who are not Sponsors

    3.      Sponsoring Members who presumably accept the Original Wording.

    If you cannot personally call everyone on this list, please ask a few friends to help you by making 3 to 5 calls.

    Risa Sreden Prince


  • 1 Mar 2021 5:21 PM | Barb Hammes

    15 organizations that could use your help during Women’s History Month and beyond.

    Like Girls Who Code, Dress for Success, and more. Do good, feel good.

  • 1 Mar 2021 2:10 PM | Barbara Ulrich (Administrator)
    Lean Ensemble Theater presents CRY IT OUT, a free virtual production available for viewing anytime from March 5-14. Registration is required at or call 843-715-6676

    Regardless of the date you choose, you will be able to view the show using the access link you receive anytime from March 5-14.

    CRY IT OUT: Cooped up on maternity leave and starved for conversation, corporate lawyer Jessie strikes up a fast friendship with community college drop out Lina.  They don't have much in common, but marooned at home with infants, they build a sleep deprived bond.  When a nearby stay-at-home dad, Mitchell, offers to join them, it complicates the neighborly comaraderie, not at least because he's clearly upset that his wife is putting her career first.

    (remember the world before Covid?!)

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