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At the Hardeeville School Complex near Sun City Hilton Head, teachers and administrators are gearing up for a new school year. The schools are grateful to volunteers from Sun City for their time and to residents for their generous donations.

Hardeeville Elementary School, under the district's Principal of the Year Rechel Anderson, was honored for exceptional performance in a program that rewards students for good behavior. Sun City residents also provided every student with at least one book under the My Very Own Book Program, founded by Mary Helen Grady and Joan Reusswig. The Hardeevile School Hand Chimers, developed under Sun City resident Bev Stuart, continue to share their melodies under current director Arleen Melemed.

Through the end of September, boxes are located at Pinckney Hall and Hidden Cypress, where residents can deposit school supplies for students who need them. Composition books, notebooks, filler paper, pens, pencils, crayons, and colored art paper are some of the items that are needed. Transparent back packs and money (checks only please) to assist with the purchase of uniforms are needed.

The Hardeeville Middle/High School has a new Principal, Jamal Crawford, who comes to Hurricane Alley from Garinger High School in Charlotte.

Both schools are anxious to have the help of Sun City residents. Volunteer handbooks and applications are available through the schools at 784-8400 (elementary) and 784-8600 (middle-high).

LoCo Motion, a three-day walk/run to help raise funds for breast cancer research, screening, treatment and education, will be held on Hilton Head Island and Bluffton from Sept. 30 through Oct. 2. Organizers are seeking volunteers from the community to assist with various jobs ahead of the event. Individuals, clubs, civic organizations or church groups are encouraged to join the LoCo crew of volunteers for jobs including, poster distribution and promotion assistance, gathering prizes, assisting with event planning, volunteer team recruitment and more.

Details: 843-868-1888,,

Riverside at Belfair will hold a grand opening of The Hideaway Spa At Belfair from 9:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 8 at 60 Oak Forest Road in Bluffton. The spa will offer custom massages and facials to its families and residents, with services also available to the public. Riverside at Belfair is an independent living community, which also features Belfair Gardens, an Alzheimer