Bluffton Monthly November 2013
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TA S TE OF THE SE A SON | FE S TI V E FURNITURE | HOLIDAY SHOPPING GUIDE bluffton C O N N E C T I N G T H E L O W C O U N T R Y monthly THE ISSUE THE LAP OF LUXURY THE BEST BOATS, CARS, FASHIONS & GADGETS MONEY CAN BUY DECADENT DELIGHT TRUFFLES: DIAMONDS OF THE KITCHEN 18 Features departmeNts 10 n at the helm 12 n News 18 n the Vibe 32 n where iN the world? 36 n busiNess 39 n social spotlight 42 n oN the moVe 54 n moNey 78 n health 83 n bridal 84 n FashioN 92 n golF 92 n sports 105 n at home 118 n real estate 136 n eNViroNmeNt 138 n lowcouNtry caleNdar 153 n where to eat 164 n big tastes 184 n last call 22 18 n giViNg thaNks The annual Thanksgiving dinner at Hudson’s is a community tradition. 22 n textiNg aNd driViNg Nine people are killed every day in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. 24 n towNe ceNtre update Kroger will open in January and SERG shares details on its new restaurant. NOV. contents 28 28 n golF with a shotguN Sporting clays shoot raising money for Children’s Relief Fund. 56 n lap oF luxury The boats, cars, fashions and gadgets that you (probably) can’t afford. 70 n VeteraNs day Arnold Rosen and Blaine Lotz feel veterans should be honored all year, not just once a year. 75 n thaNk you, heleN Pioneering White House journalist Helen Thomas broke barriers for women. 78 n liViNg with t1d Hilton Head’s Jeff Knight learned to adapt to the demands of diabetes. 92 n age is just a Number 75 Hilton Head golfer has shot his age or better 1,000 times. 94 n house oF payNe Football coach brings new energy to Hilton Head High’s football program, both on and off the field. 97 n FurNiture 101 Treating your home sanctuary often begins one furniture piece at a time. 56 94 8 hiltonheadmonthly.com 149 n taste oF the seasoN Kick off the holidays in style with the top chefs in the Lowcountry. monthly AT ThE hElM When it comes to luxury, there’s no place like home hilton head C O N N E C T I N G T h E l O w C O u N T r y T address PO Box 5926, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938 offices 843-842-6988 fax 843-842-5743 email email@example.com web hiltonheadmonthly.com /hiltonheadmonthly @HHMonthly Lori GoodridGe-cribb firstname.lastname@example.org here is that scene from “The Wizard of Oz” when Dorothy and Toto go from black-and-white Kansas to the beautifully colored Land of Oz. That is the best way I can describe the first time my car pulled off U.S. 278 and entered the gates of Berkeley Hall. It’s like you’ve gone over the rainbow into another world. Everything is just so vibrant and perfect. Lavish estate homes, beautifully manicured landscaping, postcard-type views of the Okatie River and surrounding Lowcountry. Everything about the place exudes luxury. The same “say hello to the good life” experience can be had in several other communities on both Hilton Head and the mainland — places like Wexford, Long Cove, Colleton River, Palmetto Bluff and TidePointe. Pockets of luxury are all around us, from the stately yachts docked at our marinas to the upscale automobiles you see parked in front of the grocery store. It’s in the food we eat and the wine we drink at our high-end restaurants. It’s in the clothing, jewelry and accessories for sale at our posh boutiques. You don’t have to live like a king or queen in the Lowcountry but you certainly have the option. Spending time here can make you forget what life is like outside of this luxurious community. I’m reminded each time I travel to another city. Needless to say, I’m always eager to return home (the black-and-white turns back to color around Exit 8). There’s no place like home. When President-elect Bill Clinton came to the island for a holiday visit back in 1993, The Associated Press described Hilton Head as, “a playground for the wealthy.” It’s a reputation we’ve had for quite some time. This month we’ve embraced that identity with an issue filled with the finest yachts, cars, fashion and gadgets money can buy. It’s all high-end, hard to obtain and over-the-top — the kind of stuff only found over the rainbow. Looking for a boat that can hit speeds of 69 knots? That will cost you $350,000. Looking for the perfect dress to wear to your next dinner party? Debbie Wingham created a 2,000-diamonds dress with a price tag of $17.7 million. How about gold-plated staples, a carbonfiber toilet seat or a Monopoly board game worth $7,500? As Clare Boothe Luce once said, money can’t buy happiness but it can make you awfully comfortable while you’re being miserable. So what is the one thing you would buy if money were not an option? Respond to this column online at www.hiltonheadmonthly. com or let us know on our Facebook page. In closing, I want to thank everybody that helped make Monthly’s inaugural Pour 4 Pets event a success. Great weather, great wine, great food and great music made for a great time! Be sure to mark your calendar for our next two events — our Readers’ Choice Party on Dec. 5 at Sonesta Resort and our Bridal Show on Feb. 9 at the Westin Resort & Spa. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! M One-year (12-issue) subscriptions are $12. For mailing inquiries or to make address changes to your existing subscription, call 843-785-1889 or email email@example.com CEO subscriptions PHOTO BY ARNO DIMMLING Marc Frey firstname.lastname@example.org PUBLISHER Lori Goodridge-Cribb email@example.com MANAGING EDITOR Lance Hanlin firstname.lastname@example.org 843-842-6988, ext. 230 ART DIRECTOR Jeremy Swartz email@example.com DESIGN Charles Grace firstname.lastname@example.org CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Arno Dimmling, Rob Kaufman, Krisztian Lonyai, HHI Sport Shots, Photography by Anne, Shelle Fisher Davis, W Photography CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Lisa Allen, Todd Ballantine, Sherry Conohan, Sally Kerr-Dineen, Mary Doyle, John Hudzinski, Barry Kaufman, Brad King, Debi Lynes, Leah McCarthy, James McMahon, Robyn Passante, Dean Rowland, Jessica Sparks, Robert Stenhammer, Steven Weber ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVES Rebecca Verbosky email@example.com 843-842-6988, ext. 239 Cathy Flory firstname.lastname@example.org 843-842-6988, ext. 228 Majka Yarbrough email@example.com 843-842-6988, ext. 231 Gordon Deal firstname.lastname@example.org 843-301-1132 Thanks to the following for two luxurious covers: Photography by Krisztian Lonyai Hair and make-up by Danielle Keasling/Salon Karma= Model: Cristina Grapila, HHI/Rise Model Management Hilton Head cover: Earings and necklace from David Yurman’s Starburst Collection, Bracelet from David Yurman’s Labyrinth Collection, Ring from David Yurman’s Oral Ring Collection/Forsythe Jewelers. Bluffton cover: Earings, bracelet and necklace from Roberto Coin’s Shanghai Collection/ Forsythe Jewelers. Hilton Head cover: Silk Dress by Peter Cohen, scarf by Mix Matching/ Porcupine; Bluffton cover: Chiffon dress by Melinda Eng, Shoes by Pelle Moda/Porcupine. Special thanks to Andrea Bragg and Jody Gangloff for all their help. Volume 6 Issue 10 Hilton Head Monthly (USPS 024-796) is published monthly by Monthly Media Group LLC with offices at 52 New Orleans Road, Suite 300, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928. (843) 842-6988; email email@example.com. Vol.5, No.15 Periodical postage paid at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Hilton Head Monthly, P.O. Box 5926, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29938. 10 hiltonheadmonthly.com READER’S CHOICE AWARDS PARTY p MEET YOUR FAVORITES! Part ! DECEMBER 5th, 2013 AT THE SONESTA RESORT, HILTON HEAD I ’ tim t p monthly v p 2 013 ’ 5:30PM until 8:30PM FOOD & DRINK FROM YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS JOIN US IN THE NEWLY REMODELED SONESTA RESORT, HILTON HEAD ISLAND CRANFORD HOLLOW MUSIC BY HELP SUPPORT HOSPICE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY TICKETS $10, KIDS 12 & UNDER FREE Call Maryann Way at 842.6988 x235 for more information. NEWS HH RECEIVES ARMY CORPS PERMIT TO BUILD PIER AND DOCK Hilton Head Island has received the eagerly-awaited permit from the Army Corps of Engineers to build the pier and dock at the new rowing and sailing center being developed on Skull Creek off Squire Pope Road. Bryan McIllwee, the town engineer in charge of the project, said the permit arrived on Sept. 30. It is the ﬁnal permit that was needed to move ahead. The town originally set Oct. 15 for the submission of bids to build the pier and dock, but postponed the date to Oct. 25. McIllwee said he put off the date because he had received so many queries from prospective bidders. He said 12 potential bidders showed up at a mandatory pre-proposal meeting. McIllwee also said the length of time needed to review the bids that are received may take longer than the usual two weeks. “Judging by the questions I’ve gotten, we’re going to get a wide variety of alternates” offered in the bids, he said, requiring more study. The town had hoped to be able to award a contract for the work by mid-November, with construction beginning in early December, when the bid opening date was Oct. 15, according to McIllwee. But with the new bid opening date moved to nine days later, he said a contract may not be awarded until the end of November. Nonetheless, McIllwee said he still hoped construction might begin by early December. He said the town is specifying the work be completed in 120 days. — Sherry Conohan W PHOTOGRAPHY BLUFFTON ARTIST HAS 3 NEW CHRISTMAS PUZZLES ON NATIONAL MARKET Bluffton resident Richard Coyne started constructing Christmas villages in 1986, creating landscapes with miniature buildings, trees, trains and ﬁgurines. Every year he builds a new landscape to celebrate the holiday season. In 2011, one of his villages was on display at Pineland Station. Photographer Jean-Marie Cote took a picture of the display and Coyne decided to send it to Ceaco Puzzles, a national puzzle company. The company liked the photo so much, it turned it into a 350-piece puzzle. The popularity of that puzzle has led the company to secure the exclusive rights to produce a series of new puzzles based on Coyne’s idyllic Chrismas villages. “We started with one image in a holiday series last year and the public made it clear that Richard Conye’s artwork was a standout,” said Donna Webster, Ceaco’s vice president of licensing. “Each diorama is beautifully crafted to scale and is clearly labor intensive. Looking at them you are transported into a winter wonderland. I’m sure that each puzzle will be a treasured holiday memento.” The release of Coyne’s holiday puzzles consists of the three titles — Village Square, Home for Christmas and Christmas in the Park. The 750-piece puzzles retail for a suggested $10.49 and are available in stores now. NEW AREA CODE MAY BE COMING TO LOWCOUNTRY The Lowcountry may get a new telephone area code under a proposal being considered by the state’s Public Service Commission. Ofﬁcials expect that by late 2015, there will be no more number combinations available under the current 843 area code. Unlike years past, when area codes are depleted, state government doesn’t simply wipe the slate clean and assign new numbers to the whole geographic area. The last time the state went from one area code — 803 in the late 1990s — it added 864 and 843 and gave everyone in the Upstate and Lowcountry a new area code. Now, the preferred practice is to overlap the area codes. That allows telephone users the convenience of keeping their current numbers, but it requires everyone to dial 10 digits when making a local call. In the era of cell phones, when most folks don’t actually dial entire numbers, the practice just seems more practical. The Public Service Commission will vote on the proposal December 3. FORMER SINGER OF THE DESIGN FEATURED ON THE VOICE Fans of the Hilton Head Island live music scene may notice a familiar face on season 5 of NBC’s The Voice. Raleigh singer Kat Robichaud had coaches of the show ﬁghting over her in the season premiere after a rocking version of “I’ve Got the Music in Me.” Robichaud has played Hilton Head’s Wild Wing Cafe many times with her former band, The Design. You may also remember the group from their spirited 12 hiltonheadmonthly.com St. Patrick’s Day performance here in 2011. Following her debut on the The Voice, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine dubbed Robichaud, “Raspy McRasperson.” Christina Aguilera, meanwhile, tried to appeal to their shared passion for performing. Blake Shelton campaigned for her to make “the unlikely choice.” But it was CeeLo Green, ever a “lover not a ﬁghter,” who won the rocker over. The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC. stone o tile o area rugs o wood o carpet Unlimited Possibilities 35 main street, suite 110 hilton head, sc 29926 o (843) 342â€“4955 w w w. k p m f l o o r i n g . c o m NEWS HHIHS GIRLS SWIMMING TEAM WINS 4TH STRAIGHT STATE TITLE The Hilton Head Island High School girls swimming team won its fourth straight Class 3-A state championship at the USC Natatorium in Columbia. The Seahawks ﬁnished with 433 points, 62 points better than second place ﬁnisher Academic Magnet. Individually, Madison Field won the 200 IM with a time of 2:09.32, setting a new school HHI SPORTSHOTS record. Lilla Felix won the 500 freestyle in 5:04.28. Teammate Sarah Reamy came in second at 5:10.88. The 400 freestyle relay team of Field, Felix, Amelia Rzeczycki and Victoria Gill took ﬁrst place with a time of 3:38.46. Felix also took second in the 100 backstroke (59.98) and Gill placed third in the 200 freestyle (1:55.68). The boys team ﬁnished 10th. BLUFFTON GATEWAY EXPECTED TO OPEN BY 2016 A new regional shopping center will bring nearly a quarter-million square feet of retail space to Bluffton and sit atop a site exposed for years to toxic materials by a commercial printing shop. But the proposed shopping complex will also bring trafﬁc. The development, currently dubbed Bluffton Gateway, will also attract an estimated 11,400 vehicle trips to the corner of US 278 and SC 46. A study commissioned by the developer, Jaz Development, shows that of 11,400 daily two-way trips per weekday, 222 will be during morning peak hour and 1,084 will occur during afternoon peak hour. The proposed shopping center site spans about 66 acres at 34 Bluffton Road and called for a rezoning last year. To the north lies Fording Island Road and the Crescent residential community. The property is also home to a “signiﬁcant” wetlands system, according to a county staff report. The shopping center will contain nearly 222,000 square feet of commercial retail space, including two large anchor businesses. It is expected to be open by late 2015 or early 2016. WHOLE FOODS COMING TO HHI Hilton Head Island is getting a Whole Foods Market. The upscale supermarket chain will replace the Piggly Wiggly grocery store located at Shelter Cove around the middle of 2014. Whole Foods specializes in organic and natural foods. Many stores also feature locally grown and produced items. Ofﬁcials expect the market will employ at least 100 people. According to the American Customer Satisfaction Index, Whole Foods is the third highest-rated supermarket chain in the United States, behind Trader Joe’s and Publix. CANDICE GLOVER ALBUM PUSHED BACK TO FEBRUARY American Idol season 12 winner Candice Glover has pushed back the release of her debut album “Music Speaks” from October to next February. The St. Helena Island native earned the “Idol” crown on May 16 and quickly released lead single “I Am Beautiful,” which reached the top 40 of the Hot R&B/HipHop Songs chart. Her label, 19 Recordings/Interscope Records, had tentatively planned to release “Music Speaks” in July but that was moved to Oct. 8 and now Feb. 18. “I know it’s taking a bit longer than expected to get my album out, but I have been working hard in the studio with some amazing people and I want to get it just right for you guys!” Glover says in a press release about the album date. Glover will be the ﬁrst “Idol” champ to not release their ﬁrst post-”Idol” album in the same year of their win since the ﬁrst season. OCTOBER CORRECTIONS • We incorrectly listed the benefactor of October’s Art, Bubbly & Cakes event. Organizers have not made a decision on where proceeds will go this year. • We misspelled photographer Keith Vander Schaaf’s name in our “Home of the” football pubs, bars and restaurants section. • We forgot to credit photographer Rob Kaufman in the “Rooms with a View” story. 14 hiltonheadmonthly.com JETBLUE ADDING BOSTON JetBlue Airways has yet to start service out of the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport but it is already doubling its service. After announcing nonstop daily ﬂights to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport starting in February, the airline announced it will also be offering daily ﬂights to Boston’s Logan International Airport. Service to both New York and Boston begin Feb. 13, with one way tickets starting at $89. Flights can be booked now. SavannahHilton Head airport ofﬁcials hope to announce more destinations soon. GAIN AN HOUR WITH DAYLIGHT SAVINGS At 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, people will “fall back” one hour — in essence, allowing them to relive the 1 a.m. hour two times over. The change affects all those in the United States except for people in Hawaii and parts of Arizona. THE MONTHLY JOKE A neutron walks into a bar and asks the bartender, “How much for a beer?” The bartender offers a warm smile and says, “For you, no charge.” - Lance Hanlin (E-mail a joke and a funny photo of yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org) = LIVE Generously In fact, there are two November holidays with tremendous meaning that cause me to reﬂect on the many good things that are a part of my life. Each of these causes powerful feelings of gratitude for blessings beyond anything I deserve. And each of these triggers feelings of amazement as I consider the power of the many when they come together for good. With the arrival of Veterans’ Day, I hope we will all pause and reﬂect on our blessings because of the generous lives the military live and on the power of the many as they do their demanding and dangerous work. When I consider what our military accomplishes when they are all working together toward the same goal, it is truly astonishing! Their sacriﬁces, and those of their families, show us people who live generously on behalf of all of us, and they are true sources of pride and gratitude in this country. Even for those family members that do not ﬁnd themselves in harm’s way, their lives are disrupted by new assignments and no real way to put down roots and experience community in the same way that many of the rest of us can do. On behalf of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry’s board and staff, I offer a humble “thank you” to the service men and women both past and present that have served and continue to serve to protect each of us and to do so with honor. n early morning walk with the cool mist clinging to the fading leaves…the aroma of fresh-baked sweet potato pie mingled with that of the ﬁrst warm hearth of the season… a cable-knit sweater to guard against the chilly air… These are the very images of autumn and the impending arrival of the holidays. And even the comfort of these images is surpassed by the comfort of family and friends coming together to celebrate and share at this time of year. A While I try to live a life of gratitude every day, Thanksgiving is indeed my favorite holiday. I can unabashedly be grateful for all I have been given, all the amazing people in my life, the astounding work I am blessed to do, and the stunningly beautiful place I have come to call home. It is an annual excuse for family and friends to gather, to break bread, and to be intentional about our gratitude. It is also an annual excuse to share with others from those blessings; a time to think about where there are needs that we can personally address. It can be as simple as inviting someone who would otherwise be alone to join your family celebration (I have been the grateful beneﬁciary of that on several occasions). It is a time to consider year-end giving, and where it can do the most good. And again, it is the power of the many at work. My dollars, combined with the dollars of others, can become enough to really be a catalyst for community change. My hours, combined with the hours of others, can generate enough momentum to do something miraculous! As we enter November and look towards the end of the year, I ask you to take a deep breath before diving into the frenzy that can be the holiday season. Making travel plans, and shopping lists, and addressing holiday cards can be draining. Standing in long lines, assembling the latest toys, and baking and baking and baking can certainly cause one to be stressed. But take a moment to think of those who cannot afford to travel to see loved ones, or shop, or send cards. Think of those who will not be baking, and those who may be spending the holiday alone. Imagine those who may not enjoy a single cookie or game. With the arrival of Veterans’ Day, I hope we will all pause and reﬂect on our blessings because of the generous lives the military live and on the power of the many as they do their demanding and dangerous work. Think of those serving their country overseas and their families longing for just the ability to lay eyes on their loved ones. Consider how stressed you might feel under those circumstances. And then do something about it. Send a care package. Write a check. Volunteer. The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry can be one of many vehicles to help you and we would be honored to do so. As I mentioned before, the powerful feeling of gratitude and amazement abounds this time of year. It can get overwhelming at times. Remember…just pause, take a deep breath, and LIVE GENEROUSLY. Denise K. Spencer President and CEO Community Foundation of the Lowcountry P A R T N E R P R O M O T I O N the VIBE give thanks AnnuAl thAnksgiving dinner A community trAdition A dAy to the VIBE By Mary Doyle | photos By shelle Fisher Davis eeding 1,400 people on Thanksgiving Day is nothing short of a miracle, swapping loaves and fishes with turkey and potatoes. Despite grand proportions, everyone is fed, and thankful. The Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks is a celebration of fellowship and giving thanks, with all the trimmings you would expect at a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. This year the 15th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 28. Guests will gather at Hudson’s on Thanksgiving Day to give thanks and share in the tradition; all are welcomed to dine at the festive, family-style gathering. “The purpose of the dinner is contained in its name, it is a community Thanksgiving dinner. Parts of its roots were outreach to those that couldn’t have a Thanksgiving dinner otherwise. However, that wasn’t the only purpose. It also was for people who just didn’t have anywhere else to be for Thanksgiving. It gave them a chance to be with a group and experience a family atmosphere and fellowship on Thanksgiving Day. As it turned out over the years, in addition to those folks, there are families who have made the dinner their Thanksgiving tradition. We get the complete cross-spectrum of groups on the island,” said volunteer David Bisbee. It’s a true community event that captures the genuine meaning of the holiday and is the result of individuals and groups who saw the need for a gathering of its kind. Through a shared interest in helping the community, Gloria and Allan LaCoe, Hudson’s owner Brian Carmines, and St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church, were all instrumental in the formation of the event. “In 1998 there was an article in the Packet the day after Thanksgiving that said ‘lonely locals have no place to go for Thanksgiving.’ And back then there were no restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day. If you look at our population of retirees, spending time with family was a decision between traveling for Thanksgiving or Christmas; most go home for Christmas. Many people stay on Hilton F Head for Thanksgiving and they really did not have anywhere to go. Allan and I set out to change that and contacted Betsy Doughtie, who was quoted in the article. Brian Carmines also called,” said Gloria LaCoe. The event began to take shape and key parties stepped up to lend a helping hand, following the quote in the Island Packet article stating the need for a community dinner from Betsy Doughtie, executive director at The Deep Well Project. St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church and Hudson’s Seafood on the Docks co-sponsor the event, in addition to generous donations from a handful of local businesses. The dinner also benefits from individuals such as the LaCoes, who are also parishioners at St. Andrew’s. “We didn’t know what to plan for so we prayed,” said Gloria LaCoe. So they prayed, and they prepared. And they had about 500 people show up for the first dinner in 1999 at Hudson’s. The event has grown in size over the years and now serves approximately 1,400 guests each year. The attendees range from those in need of a meal, to those in need of companionship, as well as more than 400 volunteers. Guests are primarily locals who attend year-after-year, however they see new faces every year. Last year organizers surveyed the attendees and found there were locals from 35 states and 11 countries that had found a home on Hilton Head. The dinner is free of cost, however all donations benefit The Deep Well Project, a privately funded, volunteer based organization that provides food, clothing and other services to those in need in the Hilton Head community. Last year alone the event raised $8,500 for Deep Well, with more than $42,300 raised total. In addition to good food and company, guests will enjoy entertainment courtesy of Lowcountry Boil, and Trillium, with face painting and a visit from Santa Claus for the children in attendance. Transportation can be arranged for those in need. For additional information or to volunteer please call 843-505-1370 or visit CommunityThanksgiving.com. M November 2013 19 the VIBE What are you thankful for? tâ€™s only natural that we get caught up in the daily grind and find ourselves complaining more than giving thanks. In reality, we all have plenty to be thankful for. When Thanksgiving rolls around once a year, we get a huge reminder about how lucky we really are when we surround the dinner table with friends and family and take time to be grateful. Whether itâ€™s your job, your family, your health, or your puppy, itâ€™s important to give thanks for what matters most. So what are you thankful for? Monthly asked kindergarten students at Sea Pines Montessori Academy to show us with a picture. Here is what they turned in: I 2 1 4 3 6 5 7 8 11 9 10 20 hiltonheadmonthly.com 12 the VIBE thankful 13 14 1. ELLIE GOSSETT ...for ﬂowers and pretty colors. 2. RACHAEL BRENNEMAN ...for my friends. 3. COLTON ROBERTS ...for my mom, dad and my brothers. Also my treasure chest and toys. 4. MCKENZIE NOVAK ...for dada and my grandpa. 5. CARLY ANTHONY ...for my friends. 6. BOBBY GOSSETT ...for my dad, family & puppy. 7. CORA KAYE ...for my sister, daddy & momma. 15 8. A.J. JAFFE ...for Evan on YouTube. 9. AIDAN HINZMAN ...for animals like the woolly mammoth. 10. MALLI KRISHNA ...for my family, friends and art teacher. 11. ELOISE WHITE ...for the world and my friends & family. 12. MARIO MARTINEZ ...for my food. 16 13. NADIA NEWTON ...for ﬂowers and the rain that makes them grow. 14. DAVIS CARGILL ...for my home. 15. TEVI MULLEN ...for my brother when he is home from college. 16. KIAN CASEY ...for animals. 17. MERRITT RISNER ...for the sun. 17 RICKY KLIPPEL ...all the animals and the ocean. November 2013 21 the VIBE 22 hiltonheadmonthly.com the VIBE IN DECEMBER 2010, 19-YEAR-OLD CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY BASEBALL PLAYER WILL BEDENBAUGH WAS KILLED IN A SINGLE-CAR ACCIDENT NEAR HIS HOME IN PROSPERITY, S.C. BY SALLY MAHAN | ILLUSTRATION BY RUMI HARA he promising young baseball player attended Mid Carolina High School, where he was named All State and All Region as a senior. His life was cut short when his car ran off the road. He was texting while driving. Will was the nephew of Bluffton’s mayor, Lisa Sulka, who still ﬁnds it very difﬁcult for her to discuss his death. The pain a family feels when a loved one dies, especially a young person with so much to look forward to, is unquantiﬁable. What is quantiﬁable is that the Sulka family is not alone in their grief when it comes to losing a loved one in such a seemingly senseless way. In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control reported that more than nine people are killed every day and more than 1,060 people injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. The CDC also says nearly half of all U.S. high school students age 16 years or older text or email while driving. The problem is one that has grabbed the attention of Beaufort County and several of its communities. Bluffton Town Council passed a ﬁrst reading of an ordinance in early October that would ban texting and driving. Fines would be $100 on the ﬁrst offense; $200 on the second; and $300 for a third or further incident. It’s an issue that Sulka feels extremely passionate about. “Since (Will’s death) I have made this a personal mission to remind everyone about the issues with texting while driving,” said Sulka. “While this law will not eliminate this, it will deﬁnitely be a deterrent for all of us, but especially for our teenagers. I pledged a long time ago that I would not text while driving, and I am so proud of my council for T Will Bedenbaugh, the nephew of Bluffton mayor Lisa Sulka, was a killed in a single-car accident while texting and driving. unanimously supporting this.” The town of Hilton Head has been involved in the issue over the last year. “When you’re driving and looking at the car beside you, we’ve all seen people texting or on the phone,” said Hilton Head Mayor Drew Laughlin. “It’s clearly distracting.” So council took up an ordinance banning texting while driving and passed it in July. The city of Beaufort has also passed a ban, as has the county. The ﬁnes are the same as the ones Bluffton has spelled out in its pending ordinance. Hands-free phones are exempt in each of the ordinances. Beaufort County Sheriff P.J. Tanner said his department has handed out multiple warnings to drivers of all ages. He said it’s fairly easy to tell when people are looking down at their phone or other electronic device. He said people involved in crashes – mostly rear-enders - have sometimes admitted they were texting and not paying attention. The sheriff also said he is glad to see these laws are being passed in the county and in its most of its communities. However, one of the glitches in South Carolina is that it has not passed a statewide ordinance, one of only three in the country to not do so. But if these local ordinances save a single life, they are worth it, said Beaufort County Councilman Stu Rodman. The bottom line, said Laughlin, is that “even if I’m on a hands-free phone, it distracts you from driving. When people are hitting the rubber and doing 75 mph on a highway, they shouldn’t be talking on the phone. At the time of Will Bedenbaugh’s death, his coach, Stuart Lake, said in an athletic department press release that “Charleston Southern University and especially our CSU baseball family are very saddened by this loss … . Will was a very special person to his teammates and coaches. He was a part of our very ﬁrst recruiting class here that has done many great things on the ﬁeld, in the classroom and community. … He will forever be a part of CSU baseball.” M The Sulka family has started the WillPower Foundation, which was set up by the mayor’s brother and sister-in-law to provide scholarships and funds to recreational centers that promote Christian growth in the lives of teenagers. It will also minister to teens about the dangers of driving and texting and “about how the decisions that they make impact the lives of all that love them.” For more information on the WillPower Foundation, visit www.facebook.com/ WillPowerFoundation. November 2013 23 the VIBE UPDATE ON BY MICHAEL PASKEVICH KROGER WILL OPEN IN JANUARY; SERG GIVES DETAILS ON POSEIDON RESTAURANT elect details are emerging as construction continues on the $76 million Shelter Cove Towne Centre, and folks involved in the mid-island redevelopment project envision a ﬁnished product worthy of lingering attention from visitors and islanders alike. “Ultimately we’re trying to make this a place that truly lives up to it name,” said Roni Allbritton, general manager for Blanchard & Calhoun, the commercial developer partnering with Kroger Co. on the 42-acre site featuring fresh shopping, dining and leisure options. “We want this to be a place where people can S spend all day playing and having a good time.” A playground area and ﬁveacre park nestled along Broad Creek with a public pier will bolster that goal along with a bike path linking the Centre to the rest of the island. Final phase construction set for completion in 2015 will also include 210 creek side rental housing units, but initial offerings are only a matter of weeks away. Demolition crews will erase most traces of the moribund Mall at Shelter Cove this month, leaving only a pair of existing Belk department store buildings as new construction heads toward the debut of Hilton Head’s ﬁrst Kroger’s grocery store. And, beﬁtting the nation’s largest supermarket chain, the earth-toned façade will house more than 87,000 square-feet of food-related items, making it more than twice as large as any existing island market. “Everything is pretty much on schedule,” said Blanchard & Calhoun president Mark Senn, “so we’re looking at Kroger opening in January (2014).” A quartet of freestanding buildings that will ﬂank a new central roadway and entrance off U.S. 278 will soon follow, providing welcome new digs by early spring for remaining mall 24 hiltonheadmonthly.com the VIBE Shelter Cove Towne Centre will be an upscale walking village that will consist of 290,000 square feet of retail space, with Kroger and Belk serving as anchor tenants. The outdoor shopping center will include a five-acre park and will be surrounded by 210 luxury waterfront apartments. The project is a joint venture between Blanchard & Calhoun Commercial and Kroger Real Estate. tenants Jos. A. Banks clothiers and a GNC health store. Lease agreements have been finalized with a longtime local fixture, Heritage Fine Jewelry, and newcomer Jake’s Wayback Burgers, a small yet expanding fast-serve chain based in Delaware. The SERG group, which operates seven restaurants on the island, is taking the wraps off an ambitious new dining and retail concept. “The restaurant will be called Poseidon and we’ll be serving coastal cuisine from every coast with an oyster bar, outdoor dining and a rooftop bar with views of Broad Creek,” said SERG group CEO Steve Carb. “We’re also going to have the informal Seaside Seafood Shack serving lobster rolls, fried clams and smoked fish for take-out so people can have a picnic in the park.” The 10,000-square-foot SERG complex will also include the group’s first retail venture offering everything from picnic supplies to furniture and sundry household goods. “We’re trying to bring the pages of Coastal Living magazine to life,” said Carb, who hopes to have everything up and running by sometime next spring. “We’re excited and have been working on the concept for three years, so the sooner the better.” Additional retail outlets have yet to be announced as Towne Centre officials understandably prefer to space out such news for maximum publicity impact. “We have a lot of leases out right now and we’re excited about the makeup,” said general manager Allbritton. “It’s going to be a mix of local, regional and national tenants so we’re confident there’s going to something for everyone. The park is a central part of this and we’re going to be a very active part of the community by staging fashion shows, fundraisers and other events.” The original Mall at Shelter Cove was built in 1988 featuring about 295,000-squarefeet of retail outlets under the same roof. However, it eventually fell on hard times as the economy sputtered and enclosed malls tumbled out of fashion. No shortage of tenants fled to Tanger Outlet branches in Bluffton and the fate of the faltering Mall became a hot topic a few years back. “Today is an era of online shopping and a lot of malls have to adapt to that change,” Senn said. “It’s become very important to give people a great experience and make (shopping) an event.” He credits Town of Hilton Head officials for crucial support on a redevelopment project that integrates commercial expansion with a long-running philosophy of highlighting the island’s natural beauty. “We’re looking forward to moving this coming spring,” said Jennifer Lance, daughter of Heritage Fine Jewelry owner Patti Catalano. The family business, located at aging and redevelopmentready Pineland Station shopping plaza for the past 24 years, will relocate to a 2,400-square-foot space at Towne Centre that will include a walk-in vault and added display space. “It’s still going to be a comfortable and informal family-run business but we’re excited, not just for ourselves but for the entire island,” she added. “This kind of project is something we’ve lacked.” M 26 hiltonheadmonthly.com ISLAND Show O Your Smile! Crowns & Bridges One-Visit Root Canals Dentures Implants White Fillings Cosmetic and General Dentistry DENTAL Kevin B. Fader, D.M.D. Cosmetic Dentistry New Patients & Emergencies Welcome! Helping Support the Fight Against Breast Cancer. Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation O ce Hours Monday - Friday 2 Corpus Christie Place | Suite 202 Professional Bldg. O of Sea Pines Circle and New Orleans Road 843.842.3555 www.islandfamilydental.com the VIBE golf shotgun with A SportIng clayS Shoot raISIng monEy for chIldrEn’S rElIEf fund At first glAnce, it seems the children’s relief fund’s upcoming fundrAiser is A pretty big depArture from the islAnd’s stAndArd fundrAising Avenue, which typicAlly involves foursomes plAying A gAme of skill Across rolling terrAin in An exclusive, sometimes privAte club. by robyn pAssAnte disabled children in the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton area. “It’s a total 180 from the usual fundraising event,” said Davis, who with his wife, Kim, hosts the annual Fishing With Friends event for Children’s Relief Fund as a way to give back to the community they love. Helping Bartholomew with this new fundraiser seemed like a natural offshoot of that commitment to the local nonprofit he’d grown to love so much, he says. Davis is a member of Savannah’s Forest City Gun Club, which is the oldest and largest continuously operating skeet, trap and sporting clays club in the U.S. The club hosts several fundraising events for local organizations, and was happy to accommodate another one. “It’s a great course for those who shoot,” Bartholomew said. “You don’t get to shoot there unless you’re a member, so this is an opportunity to be in a great setting at an exclusive club. They were just recognized as the top gun club in America.” The first Children’s Relief Fund event held there, in 2010, was small but promising, Bartholomew said. “The first year was a ‘shooting from the hip’ type of thing, no pun intended,” she said. For the second year’s event, the duo brought in longtime islander and volunteer, Leisa Cram, to help and add a unique style to the event. They also added entertainment in the form of a demonstration by trick shooter Michael Perry. “He is fluid with a shotgun, it’s just second nature to him,” said Davis of Perry, a fellow fishing boat captain Davis has known for years. Perry was raised in Tennessee and learned to shoot when he was 4. He spent his childhood wing hunting and eventually became a hunting guide. He says his early A nd then someone points out that sporting clays is often called “golf with a shotgun.” All comparisons aside, the sporting clay shoot, set for Dec. 13 at the Forest City Gun Club in Savannah, is a very different kind of event for the Hilton Head charity – and with good reason. “Our big fundraiser is our Valentine Dinner Dance,” said Carol Bartholomew, a Children’s Relief Fund volunteer. “But not everybody likes to dress up in heels and go to a gala.” So three years ago, Hilton Head Islander Fuzzy Davis, a longtime supporter of Children’s Relief Fund who happened to be the sporting clay coach of Bartholomew’s son at Hilton Head Christian Academy, cooked up an idea for a clay shoot to benefit the island charity. The nonprofit, now in its 22nd year, funds therapy, equipment, summer programs and other group activities for 28 hiltonheadmonthly.com t h e P A R T Y Grand opening! 104.9 Live radio broadcast Door Prizes Swag bags Live Music partial proceeds to benefit CODA November 20th 5 until 9 PM Cassie Blackburn | Hair Stylist Monday-Saturday 10-6 or by appointment 807 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head 843-341-2538 Photography | Michelle Boniface the VIBE accuracy has fueled a growing interest in the sport. “The ﬁrst tournament I entered in high school I won with 93/100 shots,” Perry said. “I beat a bunch of people who had been shooting for a long, long time.” Now a trick shooter, Perry will once again “wow” the crowd with his accuracy and speed, shooting a variety of targets with his gun at a variety of angles. “He did this one trick last year where he threw up a duck decoy and kept that thing vertical by shooting it over and over. The last round he had in the gun, he pulled the trigger and shot it out into the ﬁeld,” Davis said. “I shoot all the time, and I might have been able to shoot the duck a couple times, but I couldn’t keep it in the air for 10 or 12 shots. He’s got a real gift.” The true gift, though, is the chance for people who might not know about Children’s Relief Fund to discover what a difference it makes in the lives of families of special needs kids in the Lowcountry. “I have walked this special needs life with Children’s Relief Fund,” said Bartholomew, whose 18-year-old daughter, Sally, has special needs. “What we do with the money is amazing. It changes people’s lives.” Last year the event raised enough money to support several programs and therapeutic activities. The venue and event has grown and organizers are excited about the future. Serious shooters will be on hand, as well as novices and those just out to experience something a little different. Spectators are also welcome. “At the end of the day it doesn’t really matter how many clays you’ve broken,” Davis said. “You’re doing a fun thing for a great cause.” M WHAT: SPORTING CLAYS SHOOT WHEN: Friday, Dec. 13 WHERE: Forest City Gun Club, Savannah DETAILS: 11 a.m. lunch and registration, 12:30 p.m. exhibition, 1 p.m. clay shoot begins, 4:30 p.m. awards and reception MORE INFO: thechildrensrelieffund.org, forestcitygunclub.com, 843-384-1315 30 hiltonheadmonthly.com Let 4M Metals be the difference in YOUR roof! Red Oaks Plaza, 201 Red Oaks Way, Ridgeland, SC (843) 208-2433 www.4mmetals.com Metal Rooﬁng | Trim Fabrication Rooﬁng Supplies | Sheet Metal Sales Custom Fabrications the VIBE Where in the world is Monthly? p George P. 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Vistage International is an organization aimed at connecting chief executives of mid- and small-sized companies together to increase leadership effectiveness. With more than 16,000 members throughout the world, the group is considered a top organization for CEOs. Each group has about 16 members, Bruderer said, and each member represents a company that does not compete with other group members’ companies. “All the members of the group are from non-competing companies, so you can be open about what’s going on,” he said. Larger markets, such as Atlanta, have many Vistage chapters to accommodate the people who want to be involved. Bruderer learned about the organization through the Society of International Business Fellows, and he decided to start a chapter in the area. Since November 2012, 10 members have joined. The monthly group meetings include a guest speaker who talks about some aspect of business. For example, September’s presentation was about different ways to look at ﬁnancials in a business. A CEOs UNITE THROUGH BY JESSICA SPARKS | PHOTO BY ROB KAUFMAN nternational Ernst Bruderer is a chapter chair of Vistage International in Savannah and Hilton Head Island. 36 hiltonheadmonthly.com BUSINESS “We had an incredible person come in and talk to us about all the social media and other apps that can help you as a CEO,” Bruderer said. The speaker showed the members how to use social media as an executive and how to use it as part of a business tool. “So now I have a Twitter account, and I have a Vine account.” Vine is a video-sharing social media site. Wes Stone, CEO of food broker Ultimate Sales, also learned about the group online. Originally, he was going to join a chapter in Atlanta, but then the Savannah/Hilton Head chapter started. “When you’re CEO, you feel like you’re all alone. You feel like you’re on an island,” Stone said. “It’s nice to know there are other people with the same problems.” As part of his chairman role, Bruderer has one-on-one meetings with each member as a mentor. According to the Vistage website, chairs lead these sessions to provide expert advice, to encourage personal growth and to hold CEOs accountable for the things they say they will do. Stone said the group has helped him continue to learn about aspects of managing a business. “It helps me make decisions quicker,” he said. “We task each other to get things done before the next meeting.” Each chapter also acts as an “advisory board” for members. “As a CEO, you’re always the lonely person on the top of the organization,” he said. “In a great group, the members are challenged and kept accountable by people on the same level, who have no personal agenda, no interest in your company. They have an interest in you.” According to literature from Vistage International, “Vistagemember companies are better run and grow their revenues, on average, at more than twice the percentage growth rate after joining Vistage.” Bruderer has decades of experience being in executive roles at several companies and non-profit organizations. He served as CEO and director of a couple of real estate corporations. After moving to the Lowcountry, Bruderer served as chairman of the board at Lowcountry Motors and director and chairman of the executive committee at Coastal States Bank. He has also served on several boards, including for the Sea Pines Montessori School, Hilton Head Preparatory School and the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Out of the 10 members, eight are from Savannah and two are from Hilton Head. Bruderer says he sees this area as growing and there is potential for more chapters. “Vistage hasn’t been around here so it’s kind of a new market,” he said. “So one of the challenges is to go out and tell people what Vistage is and get more brand recognition.” M November 2013 37 SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT GET In THE SPOTLIGHT To submit photos from your event or party e-mail email@example.com or you can share them directly from your Facebook page by liking us on Facebook. All photos courtesy those pictured unless otherwise noted. P 38 hiltonheadmonthly.com Photos by KrisztiAn lonyAi ilton Head Monthly’s Pour 4 Pets event took place Sept. 28 at Old Oyster Factory. Good food, good wine and good music from The Beagles made for a great time. Thanks to all that helped make the inagural event a success! Proceeds went to local rescues. H T he Mortgage Network Golf Tournament was followed by an epic after-party at Bob Gregory’s amazing “man cave.” Photos by Arno Dimmling edal 4 Kids drew 425 riders on Sept. 28. The annual community ride is the largest bike event in the Lowcountry with 100 percent of its proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island. SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT p Patricia Owen cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of FACES Lash Studio, joined by husband Jay Owen, Bill Harkins, Bill Miles, staff and friends. t Owners Blake Fraum and Christina Dzendel cut the ribbon at the grand opening of Coastal Bliss, joined by Bill Harkins, Bill Miles, Ray Deal and friends. u The Lighthouse Bank Family Reunion was held at the Dry Dock. It’s been 10 years since the bank was acquired by SunTrust and a few employees decided to get the group back together and reminisce about the “good ole days.” They ended up with around 80 people attending. q Cassey Nicholl presents her award winning essay on Soil and Water in the inaugural Sustainability in Golf ... Beyond the Green event at Sea Pines Resort. p Bluffton mayor Lisa Sulka and Celia Dunn cut the ribbon to the newly expanded Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty location in downtown Bluffton. 40 hiltonheadmonthly.com GET in ThE spoTliGhT To submit photos from your event or party e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or you can share them directly from your Facebook page by liking us on Facebook. All photos courtesy those pictured unless otherwise noted. p The 350/30 Celebration honored Hilton Head’s history. VIP Sponsors are flanked by the Cannonier Guards with the Heritage RBC presented by Boeing Cannon. From left is Mark O’Neill of Hilton Head Hospital, JR Richardson of Coligny Plaza, Tom Upshaw of Palmetto Electric, Mayor Drew Laughlin of the Town of Hilton Head, Bob Mang and Cary Kelley of CSA, and Steve Birdwell of Sea Pines Resort. u The Hilton Head Shore Notes sang patriotic songs at the opening ceremony of the 350/30 event at Coligny Beach. They are standing in front of the award-winning sandcastle. t Endangered Arts founders Clay and Julie Rogers pose with artists James Coleman, Rodel Gonzalez, Phillip Anthony, Steve Barton and Rino Gonzalez during their gallery event on Oct. 12. u Carolyn Adams and Mayor Drew Laughlin at the Kiwanis Chili Cookoff. Bullies BBQ won the professional division while Burke’s Pharmacy won the amateur competition. u Art , Bubbly & Cakes at Picture This Gallery. November 2013 41 BUsiNess oN tHe move New Hires/PromotioNs The Greenery Inc. announced the recent promotion of horticulturist Stuart Grant to head of Business Development for residential maintenance services throughout Hilton Head Island and Bluffton. Grant has been with The Greenery for the past 11 years, most recently serving as operations manager for Hilton Head Island. Grant’s new job responsibilities will include meeting with new clients and building The Greenery’s residential accounts business. Peggy Trecker White is the new performing arts director at Hilton Head Preparatory School. She joins the Hilton Head Prep community having spent the summer at Interlochen Center for the Arts where she was the director of their Intermediate Musical Theatre program, and where she was an acting teacher in Residence for the 2012 fall semester. No stranger to the spotlight herself, she was a company member of the Interlochen Shakespeare Festival this summer, where she played Gertrude in Hamlet. Melissa Messenger is the newest loan officer at Coastal States Bank. Messenger, a Lowcountry native, grew up in Savannah and attended Savannah Christian Preparatory School. She graduated from Saint Leo University with a degree in business and has a background in insurance, real estate and mortgage origination. Her commitment to superior customer service along with a client centered approach ensures that borrowers have a smooth and pleasant experience. She is truly a “local” girl and loves to help all types of clients purchase or refinance their piece of the Lowcountry. Performance Development Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of Paige Rose to its sales and marketing team. Rose’s responsibilities will include customer relations, product fulfillment and new client acquisitions. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelor of science in business administration, focusing in marketing and management. Melissa Arnold has accepted the position of executive director of Lowcountry Legal Volunteers. She has earned a JD from the California Western School of Law and is licensed to practice law in California. She looks forward to obtaining her license in South Carolina. Paul E. Williams has joined Lowcountry Legal Volunteers as a paralegal. A native of Columbia, he graduated with an associate degree in paralegal studies from the Technical College of the Lowcountry. Jiva Yoga Center welcomes three new associates: Beth Schoon, Alison Yurco and Becky Pollert. Schoon is a licensed acupuncturist and licensed massage therapist specializing in pain salty Dog oPeNiNg t-sHirt store iN taNger 2 The Salty Dog T-shirt Factory is making the move to the Tanger 2 outlet mall just in time for the holiday season. Complete with all the Salty Dog merchandise you’ve come to expect from the other three retail locations, the Tanger 2 store (suite F125) represents everything you’d expect from the Salty Dog, but with the convenience of a Bluffton store. A ribbon cutting is scheduled for noon on Nov. 26. Be sure to make it one of your first holiday gift stops and take advantage of the buy one, get one for half off sale that includes Salty Dog T-shirts starting at $10. management, deep tissue, Thai massage and aromatherapy. Yurco (RYT), previous owner of Planet Smoothie on Hilton Head, is now teaching group yoga classes at Jiva Yoga Center as well as working at the front desk. Pollert (simply skin, skincare) has been involved with skincare since 2000. Sea Pines Real Estate at the Beach Club has announced the addition of Lynne Anderson as Realtor and sales associate. Anderson will begin work with the partners and their 25-member team at temporary offices located at Sea Pines Welcome Center, while renovations are completed on the firm’s permanent oceanfront address on N. Sea Pines Drive at the Sea Pines Beach Club. Palmetto Bluff has brought on two new wedding planners to create an even more distinct wedding experience -- Ashley Rhodes and Sage Beecher. Rhodes was introduced to the event market in 2003 and established Ashley Rhodes Event Design in 2008. Beecher worked her way up from being a planner at a small chapel to managing a team of 13 planners and coordinators, then advanced to become a wedding planner for The Venetian/The Palazzo – the world’s largest five-diamond resort. Miriam Dynan, PSYCH-K facilitator and Reiki Master, has joined the team at The Energi Center on Hilton Head Island. Dynan can assist you in identifying and transforming limiting, self-sabotaging beliefs into self-honoring, empowering beliefs at the level of your subconscious mind, for rapid, long-term, life-changing results. Cherri Sabo has joined the counseling group, A.C.T.S. At St. Luke’s. She is returning after 10 years in Denver, where she is still the owner of Clearly Designed Lives LLC, therapy practice. She specialized in family, children and individual work for behavioral changes and clinical diagnosis. Therapy is offered through office visits and electronic media. Nada Lindstrom has been named broker in charge of Premium Properties of Hilton Head. Lindstrom’s real estate career spans 16 plus years on Hilton Head Island. Previously associated with another island firm for 12 years, Lindstrom joined Premium Properties of Hilton Head as a sales executive in 2010. Helen “Muffy” Schulze, a real estate agent with years of staging and remodeling experience, has joined The Richardson Group, adding a new dynamic to the long-established real estate company. A 20-year-resident of Hilton Head Island, Schulze is well-known in the community for spearheading some of the island’s biggest events and fundraisers, most recently the Hilton Head Island Boat Show at Windmill Harbour. She served as decoration chair for five of the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina’s signature wine auction galas, as well as chairman of Hilton Head Preparatory School’s Festival of Trees and Jubilee and the popular All Saints Episcopal Church Garden Tour. Marge Dwyer has joined the Alliance Group Realty, located in the Fresh Market Shoppes on Hilton Head Island. Dwyer began her real estate career in Poughkeepsie, New York in 1972 as a Realtor and also worked as a licensed certified appraiser from 1991-2001. She is a three-time recipient of the local Realtor Service Award. Weichert Realtors Coastal Properties Owners/Brokers-in-Charge, Joe and Karen Ryan, welcome Corinne Taylor to the agency’s sales team. Taylor has been working in real estate since 2002. Prior to moving to the Lowcountry, she resided in Florida and worked on the east coast in the Fort Lauderdale, Boynton Beach Grant White Messenger Rose Arnold Williams 42 hiltonheadmonthly.com BUSINESS Mehaffey Day Sells Karpik Bibaud Akins and West Palm Beach areas as well as the west coast in the Tampa, Bradenton and Sarasota areas. Meagen Mehaffey is the new chef at ELA’s Blu Water Grille. Mehaffey brings a fresh style to ELA’S, focusing on the senses to ensure each dish touches the guests taste, smell, and visual appeal. ELA’s is located at 1 Shelter Cove Lane. For more information, call 843-785-3030 or go online to www.elasgrille.com. The Law Ofﬁce of David Parker Geis of Hilton Head Island is pleased to announce that Margaret S. Day, esquire has become of counsel to the ﬁrm. Day, a 1999 graduate of the USC School of Law, and a solo practitioner in Bluffton, will be assisting Geis with matters of probate, simple wills, guardianships, divorce, equitable distribution and alimony. Geis is an experience trial attorney and has practiced matrimonial law for over 30 years. Hannah Sanderson recently joined Covert Aire as a director of First Impressions in the main Bluffton ofﬁce handling customer service, answering calls and scheduling appointments. Sanderson is a native of Hilton Head Island and recently returned to the Lowcountry. Kirk Wise recently joined Covert Aire as the Director of Sales for southeast Georgia. Wise will focus on business development and sales in the coastal area of Georgia, from Savannah to Brunswick and inland to Statesboro. Wise and his wife live in downtown Savannah. Weichert Realtors Coastal Properties Owners/ Brokers-in-Charge, Joe and Karen Ryan, welcome Michelle Sells to the agency’s sales team. Sells has incorporated her diverse professional background in digital media, human resources, intern housing and tax liens/foreclosures into her real estate career giving her a unique perspective on the real estate market. Homeowners Mortgage Enterprises welcomes Julie Karpik to its Bluffton location as a mortgage loan ofﬁcer. Karpik has more than 30 years experience the real estate and mortgage banking. Originally from the Columbus, Ohio, area she now resides in the Bluffton/Hilton Head area. Two new employees have joined the team at Rollers Wine & Spirits team. Lauren Bibaud is the new manager/wine & spirits buyer for the Port Royal location. A Hilton Head native, Bibaud attended the South Carolina Governor’s School for Arts and Humanities as a student in violin. Born in Charleston “proper,” Bibaud was naturally drawn to epicurean pursuits. With her Italian/ French heritage, it could be said she has wine in her blood. She has spent recent years in retail and restaurant management, and is ecstatic about her expertise and passion coming together in her new position at the Port Royal location. Aaron Akins has been named merchandise, cheese & provisions manager/buyer for Wine & Cheese, If You Please? Akins blends a lifelong love of food, wine, and entertaining with a keen eye for hunting down the most stylish and “must have” retail goods that hit the market. Akins made her way to the Island in March of 2012 after a decision to relocate from the Middle Peninsula of Virginia where she grew up on the Chesapeake Bay. Her experience the past decade has been made up of specialty retail buying. November 2013 43 BUSINESS ThE GrEENEry AcqUIrES SAvANNAh LANdScApING co. The Greenery, Inc. has purchased the assets of Elliott’s Landscape, Inc. of Savannah. The Greenery acquired the company Sept. 1 to more effectively serve the Coastal Empire’s landscaping needs. Elliott’s Landscape is a well-established, family-owned and operated landscape maintenance company that specializes in commercial and residential landscape design, build and maintenance. The company’s owner Russell Elliott and his staff will continue serving their clients, but will do so as employee owners of The Greenery. This will give Elliott’s employees the opportunity to grow within a larger company, while staying committed to their Savannah-area clients. Elliott will work closely with current Greenery employees Jim van Dijk and Paul Gray to oversee The Greenery’s daily landscape maintenance operations in the Savannah market. Pictured from left are Bill Davoli, chief operating officer/executive vice president, The Greenery; Russell Elliott, Elliott’s Landscape, Inc., and Lee Edwards, CEO, The Greenery. Hix Lamb McGrath Kiely Wood+Partners Inc. recently added staff in its Hilton Head Island office. Brad Hix is a project planner. He received a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Georgia. Linda E. Lamb is the marketing coordinator. She previously worked at WPi for almost five years in the marketing department as marketing coordinator. She received her degree in science at Harcum College, in Bryn Mawr, Penn. Coastal Properties Owners/Brokersin-Charge, Joe and Karen Ryan, welcome Kathy McGrath to the agency’s sales team. Prior to her real estate career, McGrath was vice president, office services for Cramer-Krasselt, Chicago, a public relations and advertising agency. She earned an associate degree from Manor Junior College, Jenkintown, Pa., and studied international relations at Trinity College, Washington, D.C. The Law Office of Johnson, Smith & Associates has added residential and commercial real estate closings to their practice. R. Craig Smith has over 15 years of real estate law experience. The firm will continue to provide legal services in the areas of wills, trust, estate planning, probate administration and small business planning at its offices at 14 Westbury Park Way in Bluffton. Long Cove Club has hired Kathleen Kiely as director of marketing and communications. Kiely relocated from Cincinnati, where she was membership director at several clubs, most recently Kenwood Country Club and The Metropolitan Club. She has 23 years’ experience in the club industry and non-profit world. She attended Thomas More College and has a degree in business administration. SCBT announced that David Kirkpatrick has joined its Wealth Management Group as senior vice president and portfolio manager. With over a decade of experience in the investment management industry, Kirkpatrick will focus primarily on portfolio management for the South Carolina markets of SCBT and First Federal. Prior to joining SCBT, Kirkpatrick spent six years with a southeastern regional bank, most recently as vice president and portfolio manager in the South Carolina market. AwArdS/cErTIfIcATIoNS The National Association of Hispanic Publications has honored La Isla Magazine again this year with multiple José Martí awards. This is the fifth year in a row that La Isla Magazine, a bilingual magazine serving the Hispanic community of the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire, has received the prestigious awards. A veteran classroom teacher who believes that trust and open communication are key components to helping students succeed was named as Beaufort County’s 2013-2014 District Teacher of the Year. The selection of Kristen Karszes, who teaches tenthgrade English at Hilton Head Island High School, was announced during a breakfast celebration to honor teachers of the year from all of the district’s schools. “Kristen exemplifies the concept of a strong teacher-leader,” said Superintendent Jeff Moss. J Banks Design received six Excellence in Design Awards at the 2013 ASID Carolinas Chapter conference held in Greenville. The firm was recognized for its outstanding interior design work throughout 44 hiltonheadmonthly.com Business the Lowcountry and abroad. Owner and president of J Banks Design, Joni Vanderslice, was awarded the 2013 Dora Gray Award for Outstanding Designer of the Year. The Dora Gray Award for Outstanding Designer of the Year is the highest award given out by the ASID Carolinas Chapter. It recognizes and honors a designer who has made outstanding contributions towards ASIDâ€™s goal of excellence in their professional achievements. Dr. Debi Lynes LPC, CEDS, attended the National Association of Eating Disorders conference this month where she received additional training in the treatment of eating disorders in males, as well as treating trauma, depression, OCD and social anxiety as they relate to disordered eating. These trainings add to her ability to treat the myriad of root causes that lead to disordered eating across a lifespan. Outside HiltOn Head Partners witH tHe westin A new business partnership between Outside Hilton Head and The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa has been formed. With the partnership, The Westin now offers several custom programs directly at the resort, including surfing lessons, sandbar and surf paddle excursions, kayaking, beach yoga and astronomy night hikes. New vacation packages start at $99 per person, per night. Couples can choose from two different three-night packages, each including accommodations in a newly upgraded room with private balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Packages are available through February. For more information, call 843-681-4000 or go online to www.westinhiltonheadisland.com for more information. 40 years. Kinghorn Insurance Agency is located in the Charter One Building at 1544 Fording Island Road. Cathy Tyson has opened a new studio at 1536 Fording Island Road called Wine and Design Bluffton. Bring your own bottle of wine (or beverage of choice) and enjoy an unforgettable evening filled with friends, fun and fabulous art. Sign up, Show up and Sip-up. Your canvas, paint and brushes will be waiting as well as your local artist. Christina Dzendzel and Bl