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From the Founder God said: When I made the woman she had to be special. I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world; yet, gentle enough to give comfort. I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times comes from her children. I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going when everyone else gives up, and take care of her family through sickness and fatigue without complaining. I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances, even when her child has hurt her very badly. I gave her strength to carry her man through his faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart. I gave her wisdom to know that a good man never hurts his woman, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly. And finally, I gave her a tear to shed. This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed. You see: The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart - the place where love resides.

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A visit to the Heyward House reveals the mystery of Bluffton. You’ll find out why the May River is so much more than a beautiful waterway. Why Bluffton’s breezes were an attraction to the rich and famous. Why decisions made in Bluffton changed the USA forever. Get to know Bluffton through its character. And the characters that built it. To understand Bluffton you need to get a sense of its rich history. easy. The Heyward House makes it fascinating and eas


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The Wilson Home on Palmetto Bluff was built in 1915 by Richard T. Wilson, Jr., brother-in-law to Cornelius Vanderbuilt, Jr. With forty rooms it was rightfully regarded as the most palatial residence in the area. Palmetto Bluff was Richard T. Wilson, Jr.’s idyllic retreat away from the city of New York until March 2, 1926, when the great mansion caught fire and burned to the ground. A distraught Wilson had to twice be led away from the roaring flames, which eventually reduced the magnificent building to ashes. The loss of his beloved home devastated Wilson. Unable to face rebuilding, he returned to New York and sold the entire property to J.E. Varn a few months later. Wilson died in New York City in 6

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The women behind the House By Michele Roldán-Shaw

Sitting in a wooden rocking chair on the front porch of Bluffton’s Historic Heyward House some sweltering afternoon, when the Spanish moss melts off the trees and all life seems drowned in the shrill buzz of cicadas, one can feel for a moment the olden times. Bluffton’s rich history comes to life in a palpable way, and somehow it’s comforting to be part of the continuum. This atmosphere is no accident—it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to make time stand still. The Bluffton Historical Preservation Society, founded in 1981, relies on the efforts and enthusiasm of its members to see that Bluffton maintains the unique allure that has charmed residents and visitors alike for nearly two centuries. The Society’s stated mission is to “protect, preserve and promote the history and cultural heritage of the Town of Bluffton through education, marketing, handson preservation of buildings and sites, maintenance of the Caldwell Archive and operation of Heyward House Historic Center.” With funds raised through membership, donations, grants, and revenues from its many programs and special events, the Preservation Society has played an important role in the town’s growth. “I’ve always thought of Bluffton as a hidden gem,” said Maureen Richards, Executive Director of the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society. “You drive down Highway 46, oak trees hanging over the road, then you find this charming town; and when

you find it, you’ve found something authentic. It moves at a slower pace, the people are real and unpretentious, and we welcome visitors. In this day and age it’s hard to find that level of integrity—but that’s what we do, what we’re trying to preserve. It’s why I studied historic preservation.” Richards grew up in the Detroit area and put herself through engineering school, then later worked for Chrysler Corporation. But it wasn’t until work took her overseas and she spent a year in Graz, Austria that Richards discovered a passion for history. “The cobblestone streets, the beauty of the architecture,” she recalls fondly of Graz. “There’s a real sense of community because everything is pedestrian and condensed. You walk, you bike, you talk to people; the market is in the center of town, just like Bluffton has the Farmer’s Market. It was very different from Detroit.” Richards took a leave of absence to restore castles in Italy and France, then returned to the States and studied historic preservation at the Savannah College of Art and Design. But if it was the architectural beauty that attracted her to Savannah, the natural beauty of Bluffton ultimately drew her here in 2003. She interned for the Historical Preservation Society and quickly became Director of the Heyward House Historic Center. Ten years later, her connection to this house and its history is strong. “Sometimes I’ll be at the post office,” says Richards, “and some little kid will see me and say, ‘Mommy, look! It’s Mrs. Heyward!’” The very thought of it causes Richards to break into a beaming grin. In 1998 the Society purchased the Heyward House, which in addition to being a museum is also the official Bluffton Welcome Center. Last year saw the highest number of visitors ever (10,287), more than half of whom took a guided tour of the house or a walking tour of Bluffton’s historic The Bluffton Breeze

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district. Guests learn about local history, beginning with Native American inhabitants, and progressing to the town’s inception as a resort community for planters seeking relief from the heat and malarial mosquitoes of their inland plantations. Guides interpret the home’s architecture and period furniture—much of which was donated by local families, including the Heywards—and even the native shrubs and trees outside are explained. A Heyward Family Tree shows five generations to live in the house, including George Cuthbert Heyward, a Confederate Army Captain and father of fourteen. He used to travel back and forth to work at his nearby plantation on horseback, until one day returning home he was murdered by a disgruntled soldier who served under him during the Civil War. The House was built circa 1841 by John James Cole, and today contains antique maps, portraits, quilts, dresses, slave tiles and archaic furniture such as the Fainting Couch. (There are even rumors of a ghost!) But the signature artifact is a mirror onto which a Union soldier scratched threatening graffiti, shortly after his company burnt the town of Bluffton on June 4th, 1863. The house was one of only eight homes and two churches to survive the assault.


For newcomers to the area, Heyward House is a great place to get oriented and discover what the Lowcountry has to offer—culturally, historically and environmentally. But even longtime residents will find it a boon and a resource. The Historical Preservation Society hosts community events there, as well as lectures, reenactments and educational opportunities, including the highly successful School Days program. “Kids come from Hilton Head, Okatie and Bluffton,” Richards said. “We tell them about local ecology, Native Americans, history, architecture, cooking, clothing, that sort of thing. Then we take them down to Church of the Cross, and some of these kids are seeing the May River for the first time.” On a recent morning at the Heyward House, a local mother and son looked in a display case that contained potsherds and Civil War-era bullets, buttons, buckles and stirrups, most of which were found in the museum’s backyard. The woman mentioned that her son liked to dig for fossils at home, whereupon Richards eagerly invited them to participate in the new summer archeology program. “This soil is rich with artifacts,” she declared enthusiastically. “We’ve already started digging!”

The archeology program will be led by Katie Epps, manager of the Heyward House Historic Center. Epps is an anthropology major who grew up in Charleston, came to Bluffton in 2004, and worked for a local archeology firm before taking a position at the Heyward House. Her expertise is complimented by a third and final staff member, Alyssa Krob, a history major who grew up in Beaufort and was continually fascinated by stories of her family’s ancestry. She has worked for the Preservation Society in administrative support since 2013. “These girls love to play dress-up, they love to dig, and they’re passionate about history,” said Richards. “There is joyfulness in what they do.” On May 31st the Society will host “BBQ and Bluegrass,” their signature event at the Heyward House. Popular local band Lowcountry Boil will play, and a Kid’s Zone will make it very family oriented. Another upcoming attraction is “Porch Picking for Preservation,” scheduled May 8th at the Heyward House, and featuring local conjurer, musician and storyteller Mick Ayres. “I’m hoping it will kick off a regular series, and that folks will show up with their own instruments,” said Richards, who

plays the upright bass while her husband plays guitar and mandolin, and their 7-year-old son plays the ukulele. Community participation is vital to the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society. Not only does Heyward House rely on the volunteer efforts of its docents, gardeners, trustees and helping hands, but membership to the Society ensures the continuation of Bluffton’s living history. Currently there are over 500 supporters, of whom around 150 are members, but Richards expects that number to increase thanks to recent interest and activity. “Becoming a member of the Historic Preservation Society means sharing this with the next generation, helping it continue to be,” she said. “What we have here is real; it’s authentic. We love to tell about the history and how the town came to be. And the May River, that is a story in itself—the dolphins, the sunsets—but you have to slow down to appreciate it.” For more information please visit


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The Road to Myrtle Island Photos by: Marge Agin

As the Bluffton Jasper Volunteers In Medicine is hosting the Myrtle Island Home and Garden Tour on March 17 we felt it appropriate to talk about the history of Myrtle Island. This history is excerpted from a brief paper, written by J. Moultrie Lee in 1982; the original is stored in the Caldwell Archives by The Bluffton Historic Preservation Society. Enjoy and we hope to see you on the tour. Myrtle Island was formerly known as Beef Island, in keeping with nearby Bull, Potato and Corn Islands –sister islands along the May River. The island was used primarily for agriculture and oystering, The center of the island was entirely farm land and there was a small oyster factory on the northwest point of the island on what is now lot # 56. In the early years, Beef Island was reached by a ‘mule-wagon road’ that could be crossed only at low tide. There was also a free flowing artesian well on the beach of the Chisholm property, as well as a house and a barn. “Myrtle Island was developed by Mr. Percival Huger in about 1926. The name was changed to Myrtle Island, because the sale of real estate would be much easier as an island named Myrtle as opposed to Beef. Mr. Percy and Jake Johnson, along with some help, built the Myrtle Island causeway and a wooden bridge. This causeway was built mainly by hand, using wheel barrows, a mule, and a wagon. It was not quite as high or wide as the current causeway, and was constructed much the same way as a rice field bank. Mr. Percy had been raised on a rice


plantation, and therefore knew all about building rice field banks. The causeway, however, was a different story. What with the nor’easters and their accompanying waves and spring tides, the causeway washed out regularly. The state finally took the causeway over and built it to the current height and width, using a metal under-structure for the bridge. The road to Myrtle Island (continuing down to All Joy Beach from Bluffton) was constructed of crushed oyster shell from Lowden’s Oyster Factory. This road curved south to run along the

bluff at a point just beyond where Burnt Church Road and the entrance to Martin’s Place is now located. The bluff is part of Kirk’s Bluff, and at that time was known as ‘The Rocks,’ because there was a continuous mile-long stretch of sandstone rocks reaching all the way to Nanny Cove. The cove could be crossed by a wooden bridge, which no longer stands. Currently, the first dirt road to the right after you turn off of All Joy Road onto Myrtle Island Road is the remainder of this original road. The road on Myrtle Island proper was laid out as an avenue with a plat down the center. This continues along what is now the present paved road, ending at the circle. The left hand lane of this avenue has been widened and paved. The right hand lane has, for the most part, become overgrown with trees. There is a triangular bit of

land near the central part of the island, now known as Huger Park. The center of the circle was also left as a park. Off this circle at the very point of the island (on what is now lot #34) the road continued, narrowing at ‘Possum Point,’ a favorite place for trysts. The first house was built by Mr. Daniel Hull of Savannah. It was finished in 1928 and was named ‘Mayfair.’ Mr. Hull owned lots 2 – 6, and Mayfair was situated on lots 2 and 3. This property was sold to Mr. Ralston Mingledorff, and later to it’s present owner, Mrs. Charles Golson, Jr. Lots 5 and 6 were later sold as separate plots of property. Shortly after Mayfair was built, the Lee house was built on Lot 1. Other plots held the Smith House (lot #46), the Seiler house (now the Chisholms on lot #7, and the Hendrix house (now the Lafitte’s on lot #8). While Bluffton did not receive electricity until 1937, Myrtle Island had electricity in 1926. Most, if not all of the above houses were served from a building

Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine In the early 90’s, one out of three people who lived in Hilton Head Island had no access to health care. A number of retired medical personnel - comprising physicians, nurses, and dentists - began expressing an interest in finding a way to address this through practicing their profession on a voluntary, part-time basis. In 1994, the first Volunteers in Medicine Clinic, was created as a free clinic utilizing retired health care professionals. The Hilton Head Volunteers in Medicine treated patients who live or work on Hilton Head which left a gap for the uninsured in the Great Bluffton/Jasper County area. In 2011 a group of concerned citizens began the process of forming, organizing and incorporating the Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine. In the fall of 2011 the first patients were seen at our Clinic on Highway 46 in Bluffton. Two years later, the organization has grown by adding doctors, nurses and administrative volunteers and has screened over 1500 patients. The facilities have been expanded by moving to 1 Burnt Church Road to accommodate the additional patient workload. Over the last two years the awareness for VIM has increased substantially through word of mouth and fundraisers. This year, the fundraiser is a tour of Myrtle Island homes, and will take place on .....

near the central part of the island, approximately where the Mingledorff ‘play house’ now stands (lot # 54). This building contained a Delco generator that generated DC current. This Delco was started by anyone in any of the houses by turning on a light. It took about 30 seconds for the Delco to build up power so that the light would come on. However, once the first light was on, all the other lights would come on immediately. There were no electric clocks, radios, or other electric appliances on Myrtle Island at the time, but there were some electric fans that ran on DC current. In this same building, there was a water pump that pumped water for all of the houses. The water was stored in a large tank holding roughly three thousand gallons. It stood about 3 stories high and was situated next to the pump house. Jake would

We encourage all the Breeze readers to sign up for this tour and support such a worthy cause. This is our way of making sure that all Blufftonians get access to medical care, and our thanks goes out to all the volunteers -- both professional and administrative -- who make the BJVIM play such a meaningful role in our community. come in his mule wagon from Bluffton every day and pump the tank full. The pump was a large one-lung diesel engine. Mr. Percy sold the last lots on the island in the early 1940′s. By then, there was electric service to the island, and the old Delco generator was no longer needed. Residents had their own wells with electric pumps, so the old central water pump was no longer needed. Riding down Myrtle Island Road you get a sense on tranquility and as if you are entering a sanctuary. The oak tree canopy frames the road, and most homes sit back toward the water on both sides. The Bluffton Breeze

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“Boom”: A partial autobiography

Unlike the cannon (which they affectionately call “Boom”) Sallie and Kent Collins are newcomers to Bluffton and to the old house on Water Street, right next to the Church of the Cross. They left Ohio in 1999 for Hilton Head and now are delighted to be in old town. They realize their good fortune in being able to live in the old house and look forward to sharing it with the community. Written by Sallie Collins I was born to go boom and it’s been nigh on to 200 years since I’ve done my thing. Can you imagine my angst, my desire to once again go boom, just one more time. Not to cause harm you understand, but just to experience my raison d’etre one last time. (Read on

I’m in a nice planter, my family puts flowers around me and small children sit on me and want their pictures taken. Could it get any better for a retired cannon? Still, the urge to go “boom” is in my DNA. I’m pretty sure it’s not going to happen. I’m happy in my home, watching the river traffic and sometimes wishing I could just do a little boom, i.e. a “boomette” if you will (remember the French in me) when boats go by our dock too fast…just a little one, no harm intended…bet there would be more than one surprised boater!

you’ll understand why I use that fancy word.) As I said, I’m pretty old. If history proves to be correct, I was born/made in Denmark, but somehow ended up with the French. I found my way to Caliboque Cay and was rescued by members of the Huger family. There appear to be a lot of holes in my history so if anyone has information it would be greatly appreciated. There are days when I have no visitors and it would be good to have that knowledge so I could reminisce. In the meantime, I like company…it’s fun to hear people comment on me, asking questions, admiring my good condition, and, of course, wondering, as I do, how I got here.


Oh, and I’ll bet you know what my favorite holiday is…three guesses…you got it..The Fourth of July! How all that noise and those bright lights up in the sky bring it all back. And I hear singing with a line in it that reminds me of the old days…”bombs bursting in air.” Frankly, just between us, I saw too much of that in my earlier days and I didn’t like it very much even then. I’m living in peace these days and very happy to do so. Wish everyone were like that. I would not care to go back to “war” mode. Too much destruction and sadness. So I’m a piece of history, on a property that is also historical. We do well together, respecting one another’s role in the story of Bluffton. I might not be as pretty as the house but I’ve been around a few more blocks than it has. And we have a few stories to share!

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Breeze F e l l o w s h i p AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL Cambell Chapel A.M.E. 25 Boundary Street, 757-3652 Sunday School 8:45am Worship:10am ASSEMBLY OF GOD New River Worship Center Hwy 170 & Argent Blvd. (next to ESPY) 379-1815 Sunday: 10:30am Wednesday 7pm BAPTIST First Baptist Church of Bluffton Boundary at Church Street, 757-3472 Sunday School: 9am Worship: 10:30am & 6pm First Zion Baptist Wharf Street 757-3128 Sunday School: 9am Sunday worship: 10am May River Baptist Church SC-170, North of US 46, 757-2518 Sunday School: 9:45am Sunday Worship: 10am & 7pm St. John’s Baptist Church 103 Pritchard Street, 757-4350 Sunday Worship: 11am St. Matthew’s Baptist Church SC Highway 170, 757-3255 Sunday Worship: 11am Indian Hill Baptist Church Hwy 278 next to Eagle’s Point, 757-2603 Sunday School: 9:45am Sunday Worship: 11am JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES Kingdom Hall, SC 46, 815-4455 Sunday Public Talk: 9:30am & 3:30pm Spanish Public Talk: 12:30pm

Bible Missionary Baptist Church Goethe Road Community Cntr, 815-5523 Sunday Worship: 11am Bible Study: 6pm CATHOLIC

METHODIST Bluffton United Methodist Church 101 Calhoun Street, 757-3351 Sunday School 9:45am Sunday Worship: 8:45am & 11am

St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church Church of the Palms United Methodist 333 Fording Island Road, 815-3100 1425 Okatie Highway, 379-1888 Sat. 4pm, 6pm Sun. 7:15am, 9am, 11am, 5pm, Sunday Worship: 10:30am Espagnol 1pm Mon-Fri 6:45am Chapel, 8:30am Church St. Luke’s United Methodist Church SC Highway 170 near Sun CIty, 705-3022 Sunday Worship: 8:30am and 10am ANGLICAN The Church of the Cross 110 Calhoun St, 757-2661 Sat. Worship: 5:28pm, Sun. 8am & 10am 495 Buckwalter Parkway, 757-2662 Sunday Worship: 9am & 10:30am

St. Andrew By-The-Sea UMC Bluffton Campus One University Blvd. (USCB’s HHI Gateway Campus, Hargray Building) 843-785-4711 Sunday worship: 10:30 a.m.

EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of Okatie At St. Luke’s Baptist Church Hwy 170 and Snake Road, Worship: 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday, 8:30am GREEK ORTHODOX Holy Resurrection Church at St. Andrews Catholic Church 220 Pickney Colony Road, 837-4659 Orthros: 9:30am, Liturgy 10am JEWISH

PRESBYTERIAN Lowcountry Presbyterian Church US 278 and Simmonsville Road, 815-6570 Sunday School: Adult 9:40am, Child 10:30 Sunday Worship: 8:30am & 10:30am Grace Coastal Church (PCA) 1425 Okatie 15 Williams Drive (off SC170), 379-5521 Sunday School: 11am Sunday Worship: 9:30am NON-DENOMINATIONAL

Live Oak Christian Church Temple Osah Shalom Bluffton High School Auditorium 757-5670 at Lowcountry Presbyterian Kidstreet: 9:15am, Worship 10:15am 278 Simmonsville Road, 705-2532 Shabbat Worship 3rd Friday of month, 8pm Lowcountry Community Church Bluffton Campus: 801 Buckwalter Parkway LUTHERAN 836-1101 Lord of Life Lutheran Church Sunday Worship: 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am 351 Buckwalter Parkway, 757-4774 Sunday School: 10am Sunday Worship: 8am, 9am, 11am

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May 2014


May is for Mothers

Compiled by Donna Huffman

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? Milton Berle

If there are angels on earth, then my Mom is one of them. When I was in high school, my friends would ask, “Is she really that nice?” I would begrudgingly say with a sigh, “Yes, she is,” like it was a curse I had to live with! Now that I am much older and a little wiser, I realize my incredible fortune having been raised by an angel. (Now if I could just master the art of being more like her!) Gina Raymond

As a kid I grew up on a dairy in South Central Florida near a small town named Avon Park. The dairy is still operating today. This was long before Disney World came to Orlando. Money was tight for a one income family of six and this was still the days of the store “lay away plans”. You would make payments over time until the items were paid for and you then received ownership. Mother made sure we attended Sunday school and church each week. Sometimes we would complain about having to go to both,but we were always eager to go on Easter. Mom made sure my siblings and I would be seen in our new Sunday best clothes. Every kid remembers times such as these. It made each of us feel special. Afterwards of course, mom would fix a big Easter dinner. I still find it amazing that after all of these years the tradition for most families continues. Even now on Easter Sunday you will find folks dressed in their finest clothes and some of the ladies still wear their gorgeous hats. Thank you mom for all you have done and the memories I will forever keep. Dan Wood You never realize how great your mother is until you become of the many things my mother instilled in me was a clear line of priorities. Faith, Family, Friends, and then work. She always leads by example, and she always shows love. She may not agree with someone’s actions, but she always shows them love. I hope people can view me as the same type of person. Happy Mothers Day Mom! Sarah Reed


My Mom taught me to be respectful, responsible & independent. She taught me being classy is not being boastful & that it comes from the beauty that is within your heart, not on the outside. I thank the Lord that she also let us know when we got to the crossroads of life, we had a decision to make and if my choice was wrong, I would be the one to face the consequences. She instilled the qualities of compassion, love, kindness and strength, but the wisdom to know that you cannot always do it on your own. Prayers will always give you the answer you are looking for but you must be patient. It will be done in His time. She is one of a kind. Jackie Woodard

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. Abraham Lincoln My mother is my best friend. She doesn’t always like the things I say or do but she has never judged me. She has always been there to give an encouraging word or a helping hand. She certainly wasn’t raised to be a free thinking independent woman but she raised three daughters who aren’t afraid to speak their minds and live their lives the way they want. I am honored to give back to her just a smidgen of the huge amount of care, concern and love she has given to me. You are part of my heart, Mama, and always will be. Kellie Pillow

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers. Rudyard Kipling My mother passed away over 2 years ago. Mother’s day is a bit difficult for me now that she is gone but instead of dwelling on how much I miss her I choose to be thankful for the other mother in my life that is still here. I have thanked my best friend often for sharing her mother with me. Ever since we were small children her mother treated me as if I were one of her own. She gave me the emotional support that I so needed. I will be forever grateful to her for always being there for me. She is one of the most wonderful, kind, loving, compassionate, giving, people I know. She not only helped me growing up but has also helped numerous others. I truly Love this amazing woman so much so that I named my daughter after her. I want to be just like her when I grow up! I would give her the stars and moon if they were mine to give. Thank you Helen Stanislawski for being such a positive influence in my life and helping me to become the person that I am today! I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day Mom Helen and I hope to be able to share many, many more with you! Birdie Forbes I am the middle child of 7, ranging in age from 58 to 80! Mom loved all of us equally. We were her pride and joy, and according to her, her biggest accomplishment in her life. Through good times and bad, both she and my Dad always made us feel secure and loved because they were secure in their love. If Mom were alive today, she could be on the poker tour and would probably have at least 5 bracelets as her passion was poker! I loved her for it and learned the game well! Barbara K. Clark

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws. Barbara Kingsolver

My mother, Annelore Harrell is the best, most beautiful, smartest mother in the universe and she’s fun to hang out with! I asked her what it was like to be our mother – I’m the firstborn of five. She said even though we are all very different, she tried very hard to treat us all equally. She doesn’t like unpleasant topics, so she rarely speaks of the teenage years. Thank goodness for that! My mother loved to sing and we sang often. I still sing the same songs with my children and grandchildren: “I’m a Little Teapot,” “Eensie Weensie Spider” and the song that is called “Side by Side,” that starts out with the lyrics, “though we aint’ got a barrel of money,” and it was “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” and “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” in the car. She raised us on Dr. Spock and told me that he ended every bit of advice with, “Ask your pediatrician.” As Army brats, we didn’t have pediatricians. Mothers learned about raising their children from other moms at coffee hour or on the playground. One of my mother’s happiest times was nap time, which she called “quiet time.” One of her mommy secrets was to cover us with Daddy’s large white undershirts when we were on our way somewhere. That way, no matter how messy we got (and we always did), she could “unwrap” us when we arrived and we’d be nice and clean. One of her favorite times was when we were freshly bathed, sweet smelling of Johnson’s baby powder as she tucked us into our beds. Her notso-wonderful times were when we’d get rambunctious in the car. She’d warn us – “You don’t want me to stop this car, do you?” I love my mother to the end of forever and back beyond infinity. She was a lot more about singing than swatting and I hope she has the best Mother’s Day ever! Tamela Maxim The Bluffton Breeze

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If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love. Stevie Wonder

I find my appreciation for my mother growing. Throughout my life, she raised me and my siblings, worked full-time as a teacher at our local high school, volunteered in our community, supervised and/or attended our activities, and mentored students who needed extra help.And she did all of this with a 40 mile commute that was treacherous at its worst over a mountain in Vermont. Everyone was welcomed into our home and our friends and family knew that it was a safe place to come if they needed help. While we grew up in the Northeast Kingdom in Vermont, an area that is by its definition rural, we never lacked for exposure or access...and we also have some very practical knowledge that we wouldn’t have gotten anywhere else. Thanks to my Mom (and Dad) I know how to sew, change a tire, landscape a yard, refinish and upholster furniture, grow and process vegetables from a garden, raise livestock, make bread and butter, split and stack wood, shovel a driveway, light a fire, spackle and sand wallboard, and paint a house. You can debate whether all of these are practical in the modern world we live in. I think the bigger lesson is the philosophy behind it: there is never anything that you can’t do or accomplish if you put your mind to it. Possibility is a profound gift and it is only as I grow older that I appreciate it. I see possibility with new eyes when I compare my childhood, full of the notion that I could do anything I want, to others who were not necessarily encouraged in the same way. The concept has allowed me to travel the world, attend an elite university, and experiment with multiple careers until I found the one that satisfies me best. Thanks to Mom for exposing us to as much as possible. Emily K. Grenier


My mom is the HEART of our family!. I think that says it all. Margie Fox Mothers greatest compliment to me over the years was that “Nicky always likes to have fun in whatever he does, which makes him fun to be with.” Throughout grade school and high school, I would freely bring anyone I wanted to home after school in rural Northern Minnesota, where my next door neighbor was a mere one mile away. My junior high and senior high classmates would always want my parents to throw the class parties because we would all have the most fun and eat the best food. Even on my senior class trip to Chicago they wanted to pick my parents to chaperone. I had other ideas, so - of course that did not happen. Mom’s reputation lingered even after I graduated and the next senior class asked her to chaperone their class trip. At my Mother’s funeral, I shared that I felt responsible for her being in Heaven as I was always her greatest motivation to praying. Nick Maxim

The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father. Samuel Taylor Coleridge My mother is one of fifteen children raised in the country, in a holler, in the hills of Tennessee. She is a superwoman. Speaks her mind, doesn’t take any crap from anyone and always had supper on the table in the evenings when my whole family would sit together and eat. She is wise beyond book sense. She is soft and loving but also tough and hard. She has Cherokee Indian blood in her. As I get older I think I look like her. She raised four kids and none of us have ever been in jail or rehab. She provided us with a clean home, faith in God and common sense. It has been a privelege living in this life as one of her children. Donna Huffman

The most imporant thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. Theodore Hesburg

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Cocktail Buffet Benefit Catered by Ed Wyman Flowers by Geist Ussery Jazz Trio & Full Bar May 16 6-8 pm $50 per person 843-290-4953 95 Boundary Street

Public Education Sessions Learn how to grow your business Third Thursday of every month 6:00-7:30 Check website for topics and details


Contact: Sharon Brown Independent Beauty Consultant 843.368.6755


HAMPTON LAKE WOMENS ART GROUP EXHIBIT Continuing to May 31 Hilton Head Library 11 Beach City Rd., HH 843-757-1158

PLUFF MUD ART PRESENTS “ Living Lines and Colors” Highlights Reni Kuhn, Artist & Master Gardener’s love of nature. 10-5 Mon-Sat, through May 27 Calhoun Street Old Town

Visit The Breeze booth at the Bluffton Village Festival Saturday, May 10 on Calhoun St. See you there! For future announcements on the Bulletin Board call the Breeze at 843 757 8877


A new Marine Science Expedition to start in May. The 2-hour expedition aboard research vessel SPARTINA with Marine Biologist Amber Kuehn will run on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am until 12 pm. The participants will observe science in nature under microscope and display live organisms. Cost is $35 adult and $25 child (12 and under). Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 843-689-6767 ext 223 or online at


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9 to 5: The Musical is a hilarious story of friendship and payback. When pushed to the limit, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical hypocrite they call their boss. They conspire to take control of their company and learn there’s nothing they can’t do—even in a man’s world. Set in the late 1970s, 9 to 5: The Musical is the outrageous, thought-provoking and slightly romantic story about friends teaming up to “take care of business.”

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Breeze O V E R T H E B R I D G E S *Wheelchair accessible event. BEAUFORT *May 1 & 4 AMOUR, AMOUR Roger Moss: Baritone. Beaufort Symphony Orchestra. Purchased in advance online at, or by calling 800-595-4849. USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. Thurs. 7:30 pm, Sun. 3 pm $37.50 *May 2-3 A TASTE OF BEAUFORT Two days of food, music, beer, wine, fun, arts and crafts market. Live music on the Pavilion Stage and children’s activities near the playground area. Beaufort SC Events, 5258500, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Bay St. May 2nd Arts and Crafts Market 12-5 pm, A Party in the Park 6-10 pm; May 3rd Main Event 11 am-5 pm Free Admission *May 4 ROADSIDE ATTRACTION CONCERT Jordan Rivers & Lucy de los Rios present a unique show, including jazz, vaudeville, and circus, that is fun for all ages! Beaufort County ArtWorks, 379-2787, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort (K-Mart Plaza). 3 pm $20 *May 16-18 & 25 A PIECE OF MY HEART True stories based on a book of interviews of women who served in Viet Nam. USCB Center for the Arts, 521-4145, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. Fri.-Sat. 7:30 pm, Sun. 3 pm $20/25 (Seniors $18/20, Students $10/15) Daily: JON SHARP’S WALKING HISTORY TOUR OF BEAUTIFUL BEAUFORT, a 2.2 mile stroll through the national historic district. Jon’s Walking History, 575-5775, 1006 Bay St. Tues.-Sat. 11 am-1:30 pm $25

gardens. All Saints Garden Tour, 342-9727, 3001 Meeting St., HHI. 10 am-4 pm $35 (includes 11 am-2 pm luncheon) *May 17 18th Annual RIB BURNOFF AND BARBECUE FEST hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head at the Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Dr. Professional and amateur chefs competition, live music, kids’ activities, and more. Proceeds benefit local children’s charities. 18th Annual Rib Burnoff, 689-7219 or 342-2076 for tickets. 12-4 pm $12 in advance, $15 at event *May 24-25 6th Annual HILTON HEAD ISLAND ART FESTIVAL Artistic media includes paintings, life-size sculptures, photographs, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and ceramics. Shelter Cove Harbour Hilton Head Island Art Festival, 686-9098, Shelter Cove, 1 Harbourside Ln. 10 am-5 pm Free *Apr. 28-May 11 THE OUTGOING TIDE This new drama hums with crackling humor and powerful emotion. THE FINAL SHOW at South Carolina Repertory Co., 342-2057, 136B Beach City Rd., HHI. Preview Mon. 4/28, 8 pm, Tues.Sat. 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm, added matinee Sat. 5/10, 2 pm (most other shows nearly sold out) $32 (Seniors $30, FlexPass $27) Apr. 30-May 25 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL Winner of four Tony Awards! This Broadway hit is a hilarious musical story of friendship and revenge. It’s about friends teaming up to take care of business. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 8422787, 17 Shelter Cove Ln., HHI. Tues.-Sat. 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm, Sun. 5/25 2 & 7 pm $44, 54 (Kids $31, 37)


*May 2-3 THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES HHI Barbershoppers concert, celebrating 40 years on Hilton Head. HHI Barbershoppers, 290-9517. At the Seahawk Cultural Center, 689-4800, H. H. High, 70 Wilborn Rd. 7:30 pm $20 advance ($25 at door)

*May 12 SLAVIC FESTIVAL George Li, piano, Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 3 Dvořák - Symphony No. 7 Hilton Symphony Orchestra 8422055, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Pkwy., HHI. Mon, 8 pm (Pre-concert talk 1 hour prior to show.) $25, 40, 50

*May 25 AMERICA SINGS! AN AMERICAN CELEBRATION This casual concert celebrates all things American and a special salute to members and veterans of our Armed Forces. The Shore Notes have perform along with the Hilton Head Choral Society, 341-3818, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Pkwy., HHI. 7 pm $15, 20

May 17 27th Annual ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL CHURCH GARDEN TOUR The island classic has the theme of “A Potpourri of Gardens” and features 8 of the area’s finest

*June 3 DRAGONFLIES IN THE LOWCOUNTRY Biologist, Vicky McMillan, will discuss these inhabitants of, how they feed, find mates and defend their territories. Coastal


Discovery Museum, 689-6767, 70 Honey Horn Dr., HHI. Reservations required. 10:30-11:30 am $7 *June 15 DISNEY ON BROADWAY A dance showcase. Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 837-6161, Seahawk Cultural Center, H. H. High School, 70 Wilborn Rd. 7 pm $22 (Kids $15) *June17-July 27 PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES A musical tribute to life by the roadside filled with high octane, toe-tappin’ tunes and mighty fine pies. It’s part musical, part comedy, and 100% fun! Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 8422787, 17 Shelter Cove Ln., HHI. Tues.-Sat. 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm, Sun. 6/22 2 & 8 pm $34, 44 (Kids $24, 31) Daily: ZIPLINE HILTON HEAD A 2-hour canopy tour on 8 ziplines, ending with a dual cable race. ZipLine Hilton Head, 682-6000, 33 Broad Creek Marina Way. 9 am-4 pm Various Pricing SAVANNAH May 10 38th ANNUAL SAVANNAH SCOTTISH GAMES Celtic music, dancing, re-enactors, food, border-collie herding & obedience, bagpipe competition. 912-233-6017, Bethesda Academy, 9520 Ferguson Ave. 9 am-5 pm $12 (ages 11-17, $5) *, 912-233-7764, 222 Bull St. $37.45 (Coupon $34.24, Group of 20 $30, Kids $18.19) May 1-June 28 JUKEBOX! A real “blast from the past!” Tues., Thurs. & Sat. 8 pm, Sat. 5/17 3 & 8 pm (no show 5/27) May 2-June 29 SAVANNAH LIVE High-energy song, dance, and comedy! Wed. & Fri. 8 pm, Sun. 3 pm *May 15-18 INTO THE WOODS This Tony Awardwinning musical entwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. SCAD Box Office (All Events), 912-525-5050, Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St., Sav. 8 pm $25 (Seniors, Military $15) *May 3 & June 7 FREE FAMILY DAY AT JEPSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS. Explore the art of print making in May and com­memorate the end of slavery in June. Telfair Museums (Special Events), 912-790-8802, 207 W. York St., Sav. 1-4 pm Free

BLUFFTON *May 10 METOPERA – LIVE! presents Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” (Cinderella) Cinemark, 757-2859, 106 Buckwalter Pkwy., Bluffton. 12:55 pm $24 (Seniors $22) Encore: May 14, 6:30 pm $22 (Seniors $20) *May 10 BLUFFTON VILLAGE MAY FESTIVAL – Calhoun Street welcomes you with arts & crafts, food, pie eating contest, ugly dog contest, and more. Bluffton May Fest, 815-2277. 10 am-5 pm Free Admission *May 9-25 THE MAN OF LA MANCHA The musical tells the story of the “mad” knight, Don Quixote, as a play within a play, performed by failed author-soldier-actor and tax collector, Miguel de Cervantes. May River Theatre, 815-5581, Pritchard & Bridge Sts., Bluffton. Fri.-Sat. 8 pm; Sun. 3 pm $25 *May 8 PORCH PICKING FOR PRESERVATION Mick Ayres, local conjurer, musician, and storyteller. Event will be held on the front porch of the Heyward House. 757-6293, 70 Boundary St., Bluffton. 3:30-5 pm Suggested Donation $5 *May 15 VINTAGE FASHION SHOW WITH TEA AND DESSERT Hosted by Kim Poovey at the Colcock-Teel House, 46 Colcock St., Bluffton. Heyward House, 757-6293. Limited Seating 2-4 pm $12 May 22 A LECTURE ON ARCHAEOLOGY AND PRESERVATION, presented by Katie Epps, Manager of the Heyward House Historic Center. Heyward House 70 Boundary Street, Bluffton 2-4pm Suggested Donation $5 May 31 BBQ AND BLUEGRASS Featuring the Lowcountry Boil Band. Vendors will be on the grounds with food for sale. Heyward House, 757-6293, 70 Boundary St., Bluffton. 6-9 pm $5 Entrance (Family $10, Kids Free) June 4 REMEMBERING THE BURNING OF BLUFFTON Kim Poovey will portray Mrs. Pauline DeCaradeuc. Heyward House, 757-6293, 70 Boundary St., Bluffton. 2-4 pm Suggested Donation $5 *June 6 SLAVE DWELLING PROJECT Joseph McGill will return to discuss his project. Lecture will take place outside at the Slave Cabin. Heyward House, 757-6293, 70 Boundary St., Bluffton. 10 am-12 pm Suggested Donation $5

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By Randolph Stewart You can hear the rustle as the audience settles into their seats, music begins playing softly in the background and gradually increases, stage lights rise slowly to reveal the cast in their opening positions poised for their cues. Ok people, it’s time to do our business! Action! Man of La Mancha has begun! Wendell MacNeal, has been singing, dancing, acting and directing on stages for over 40 years. It is in his blood, an unequalled passion, and the desire to teach and entertain.

W e n d e l l , grandson to a slave, got the bug from the first time he stepped foot on stage as a boy soprano in the 8th grade in Chicago. At 16 he dropped out of school and moved to The Big Apple to work with his uncle Cab Callaway, the famous Harlem Cotton Club band leader and singer, best known for the song Minnie the Moocher, remade later for The Blues Brothers. It was not uncommon to have Lena Horne, Count Basie, Duke Ellington or Nat Cole stop by Cab’s house to eat, laugh and jam. “Lena loved to have parties.” Imagine touring as a young stage hand throughout America and Cuba with the Big Band in those days. Long hours on the bus, with card games and lots of great stories and laughs, and a nap if you could. Longer trips on prop planes, bumpy and with the constant droning of the engines, and a nap if


you could. Upon arrival having time to only grab a quick shower, a hot meal meal and get to the show on time. It was exciting times and glamorous work. Playing to large crowds, in a variety of venues and meeting all those famous entertainers like Sinatra, Gillespie, and Duke Ellington, was a great education in itself, but would just go so far. His aunt encouraged him to go back to school and finish his education and indeed he did. Following his service to our country in the Marines during the Korean War, Wendell graduated from college with a degree in Psychology. This formal education and his psychology practice would serve him well

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in all things throughout his life, and in the theater. Yet, he never left the stage. Working in New York theaters and taking shows on the road, he took what roles he could to make a living and satisfy his true passion. He talks of tying a play set to the roof of three station wagons, loading the cast and their luggage and driving from town to town, each night entertaining a different crowd, meeting new fans, and moving on the next day. Remember, in those days there were many places that were segregated. MacNeal, later also owned and operated The Creative Arts Center in New Milford and Brookfield Center for the Arts, both in Connecticut. Brookfield Center was an outdoor summer Shakespearian theater with medieval performers, jugglers, and side-shows.... and it never rained for a performance. Even as a practicing Psychologist in the Danbury Hospital, he never gave up his need for the theater and was always directing or rehearsing. His favorite Director? Paul Newman, who along with his wife Joanne Woodward, and Geraldine Fitzgerald, cast Wendell in a small role in the four time Oscar nominated movie, Rachael, Rachael, which was Newman’s directorial debut. He is quick to add Shakespeare’s quote, “There is no such thing as small roles, just small actors”. Newman’s style was quite, calm, instructional and encouraging and did much to fashion Wendell’s directorial style in years to come. His favorite play? West Side Story. “It requires good actors, good singers, and good dancers”. Of the hundreds of plays Wendell has been in or directed, this play requires the most talent and experience yet is so full of energy and magical moments. Wendell, “retired”, and moved with his wife Bernadette, an RN that gives her time to Hilton Head Volunteers in Medicine, to Sun City. In his seven years in the Low Country he has directed eight shows. His directing style is calm, deliberate, and encouraging. He is engaging and brings the best out of each individual performer as well as binds the entire cast into “one”. He understands the importance of the small details. He is quick to provide positive reinforcement or instruction and direction when needed. His warm smile from ear to ear creates a sense of calm and confidence with in the cast. Wendell’s favorite saying, which came out of a children’s book he wrote is: “Who we are or what we should be depends on who you are and what you want to see”.


Acting is about developing a character and he encourages each performer to find “their character” and never leave it while on stage. At a recent Man of La Mancha rehearsal, two of the three principal actors, Dan Cort, playing Don Quiote and real life wife, Debbie Cort, playing the prostitute Aldonsa, began singing to each other. Stop! Wendell exclaimed. Drop the sword! I feel you can express your emotions better in the song having both hands free. And in a calm quiet voice, almost a whisper “I want you to let it go, show your feelings, bring it to me!” Dan and Debbie began to sing to each other, and it became so powerful that they began to breakdown from emotion and sob. The cast began to shed a tear and when it was over all were emotionally exhausted. Now, quietly spoke Wendell, you see what it can do for each of the actors on stage, imagine what response will come from the audience. Man of La Mancha, opening May 9 at May River Theater, is a masterpiece that has survived because of it’s brilliant use of irony. There is a play within a play. The 1965 Broadway production ran for 2,328 performances and won five Tony awards, including Best Musical. Don’t miss seeing Wendell’s magical moments!

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DNA: The new key to better health By Kenneth Huber DNA is our body’s genetic blueprint – which means it is made of singular pieces DNA strands we call a genes. Genes have a huge influence on our health. There are genes that promote good health and genes that cause disease. When we say “it is in our genes” that’s because people, through birth, have the tendency towards health problems that are determined by their “genetic make-up”. By understanding the DNA – and the genes within – we are able to promote better health, proactively. This new natural science is inherently individualistic. Our gene patterns are different, and, to a degree, no single “medical solution” that applies to everyone. Yet when it comes to treating diseases, the genes in 99% of us are all in the same order and the gene that causes diabetes in one person is the same one that causes it in others. This allows the development of shared approaches for prevention and treatment. A few biological facts: Our DNA is located in the nucleus of each cell, and is comprised of millions of strands of proteins. Each gene strand is made from different types of proteins, all coming from amino acids put together in different sequences. We were taught as kids that cells were the building blocks of our bodies: Our cell’s outside layer, the cell membrane, is made from lipids derived from fats and proteins formed from amino acids. It is semipermeable and only allows selected substances to enter the cell. The cell’s inside is cytoplasm, a fluid


that is made from dissolved nutrients and amino acids. It helps the cells move and change shape even to the point of engulfing and eliminating foreign bacteria to protect the body. The control center of the cell is the nucleus which contains one or more nuclei and chromosomes that house the DNA. This nucleus organizes different cellular activities and even enables “communication” between cells. This may sound a little far-fetched, but there is scientific evidence that cells react to the actions of other cells. It should be noted that our human red blood cells have no DNA because these cells have no nucleus. That is why they have to swab to get DNA for forensic use, whether it is for paternity tests or those exciting murder mysteries! Here’s what’s at the basis of DNA therapy: Without the right amount of each kind of amino acid the DNA cannot keep the gene nourished properly, which changes its chemical balance and leads to “starved genes”, often recognized as the cause of disease. So by providing amino acids that supplement those in the body, we can restore the body’s healthy natural balance. It’s simple, natural and totally safe. Everything that we eat must be broken down to amino acids to be used in our bodies. Even the drugs that our Doctors prescribe are inactive and must be broken down and put into its active form of amino acids for it to be used.

Breeze H e a l t h To go even further: We also have DNA repair genes that keep the others clean and organized. Sometimes they get too stressed and overwhelmed so in a “frenzy” they just throw everything away, good and bad. Or they can get lazy and do very little, which creates disorganization and lack of functionality. Until recently we could do very little about this. But the rules are being studied, challenged, and changed. How do our gene strands “communicate” with each other? Through electromagnetic signals – akin to dialing a series of numbers to connect cell phones for a conference call. They have an ability to “gossip” (technically called “sucussion”) when they are given a set of remedies by the DNA practitioner. In essence they inform each other that changes need to be made to better themselves. In other words, when the gene strands are coaxed properly they will follow suit, so each gene strand and your DNA actually becomes healthier, which translates to a more unified body and better health overall. What kind of conditions can be addressed through DNA nourishment?

High blood pressure is affected by the KL gene which controls the amount of KLOTHO in your body. This is the protein that keeps the heart and kidneys youthful and in balance, helps keep auto immune diseases in check, controls some cancers, as well as helping with rheumatoid arthritis. Unstable blood sugar is affected mostly by the PPARG gene which causes insulin synthization and enhances glucose and lipid metabolism for the diabetic. It also helps regulate Parkinson, Alzheimer’s, hyperlipidemia, atherosclerosis, among a host of others. High cholesterol is affected by the CYP27A1 gene which helps produce the sterol 27-hydroxylase enzyme which plays a key role in regulating healthy cholesterol levels. DNA therapists have also found ways to make absorption of nutrients fast and easy while ensuring they can be used in conjunction with traditional medical prescriptions. There are simply no side effects.

While the practice of natural DNA therapy is relatively young, Let’s start with Obesity The typical DNA diagram represents the different the results are strands of genes and their component amino acids. an increasingly prevalent demonstrating surprising condition. Obesity is results for combating controlled mostly by two and preventing specific conditions. This holds strands of DNA; the MC4R and LIPE. Our bodies incredible value for all people – especially those have evolved slower than the way farming has who have been unable to conquer disease or evolved in the last 60 years. The way we grow, body pain through traditional pharmaceutical eat, and store our food has seen major changes. medicines. A slow MC4R gene is blamed on people’s inability Kenneth Huber holds a certification as a “Newto control appetite! LIPE controls the way fat is homeopathy micro-DNA therapist practitioner.” This broken down in the body. Today there are ways to means he combines DNA therapy with established effectively control both gene strands of the DNA. reflexology practices. His reflexology skills were Three diseases, high blood pressure, unstable built through massage therapy practices and he blood sugars and high cholesterol (referred to as has helped pioneer the new frontier of natural DNA “The Trilogy”) can be effectively controlled through treatments. You can contact him at 843-816-3190 DNA therapy. or through The Bluffton Breeze

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By Jevon Daly When u walk in R Bar conversation is inevitable. Jevon You’reBy gonna knowDaly somebody. Husband and wife team Brandon and Tanya Capria and partner Ben Powers just celebrated their one year anniversary and are doing big things. This is an employee owned bar with great food {seriously} and bartenders who most of the time know your name and drink. Scott Evans from John’s music told me “the first time I went there to see a band my beer was on the bar waiting for me!” This is why people who enjoy a beer or cold cocktail flock to R Bar. All the major sporting events are on big screens above the bar, and if u like music they have that too. The thing I like about the location is the garage doors that open up to the outside stage area where bands play {mostly bands from Bluffton that play a wide variety of rock or country}. R Bar is far enough away from downtown that the noise issues Bluffton is facing hasn’t had any affect on their outdoor stage. The patio is a really cool place to listen to music or puff on a cigar and hang with your buds. When I asked Brandon about the aesthetic of the bar he says “everyone that comes here will get along with everyone else in the building”. His sideburns have muscles. Brandon also describes the interior of the bar as a place where you might


have 20 people watching games on the TV’s at the bar, but in a corner 20 feet away is a couple “hiding out by themselves”. The layout of the bar is such that on a Friday night you will have a band outside, people outside the front door hanging out,

and inside friends screaming for the Gamecocks. Or Clemson......”Every time you come here, you’re gonna run into someone that u know.” “On any given night there might be 50 people at the bar and 40 of them already know each others names” Brandon seems almost as excited about the bar as he does when I Ask him how old his son is {2}. There is excitement when we talk about the new meeting place known as R Bar. Brandon prides himself on the fact that “If you’re having a *#$^^% day, you can come in and either Ben, myself or Tanya will be here with a smile on our face and actually care about your day and don’t mind hearing about it.” Another cool addition to the bar is Brittney, Brandon’s sister who is doing alot and is far from your typical burned out food and beverage person. Very cool to see the ‘fam’ getting involved!

The outdoor stage is a musician’s dream come true. The music is on Friday nights at R Bar, and yes it is in a screened in patio area big enough to hold over 100 people. Brandon says that the combination of their location and the “play to the room” style bands they hire seem to have them off the radar as far as the noise goes. There is something really fun about being outside away from the TV’s that usually surround most stages too. It is also a good sign when friends can come see you perform and not have to leave if they are smokers. I have performed there several times and have also heard other musicians talk about how nice it is to play out there. You get rock and roll bands onstage most Fridays right at eye level so you can groove along instead of looking up and strainin’ ya neck. Acoustic music might be a little soft for a place with such a big heart. The 1st Wednesday of the month is a Classic Car Cruise sponsored by Land Speed on HHI. You can come out and rub elbows with gear heads and classic collectors and enjoy what is becoming a real hot spot for locals. I’ve been working with Tanya and Co. for over 7 years now and let me tell you, ‘they good people’. If you haven’t been yet, stop in to R Bar in Sheridan Park and tell em I sent ya!


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A sense of They say great art is that which lets the viewer see the world differently. If that’s the case, Ben Ham qualifies as a great artist. Today’s photographers shoot in color and shoot with digital film. Not so with Ben. He prefers black and white. And he is devoted to his 8”x10” folding camera, seemingly prehistoric in the digital age. When you experience the results it is easy to understand. His images let you see and feel new things – even in scenes you know well. Ben is known for his Lowcountry photography and operates from his studio and gallery in Hilton Head. His work has built a global following and he is reaching into new territories, most recently Tuscany. We met with Ben to explore the dynamics of black and white and understand his methods and source of his inspiration as he seeks to create “a sense of place”.


Interview by Eric Einhorn Have you always been into black and white? It goes back to my early days of photography in the early 70’s. I was 14 and it was an economics thing. I couldn’t afford to shoot color. So I shot in black and white and worked in a small dark room. I was inspired by Ansel Adams so am more of a traditionalist at heart. Today everybody starts in color. They say black and white is a “pure” form of photography? Color is a very seductive thing. Once you strip the color away it becomes so much more about the elements of the composition. A black and white composition it takes on a much more of artistic feel. So color is almost a distraction? Yes and it adds a whole other element that makes it easier. You look at opposites on a color wheel, how they play off one another. As I developed my sense of seeing things I found composition to be the most interesting thing. But “composition” is central to painting too. And painters can manipulate the elements. Is it even more important in photography?


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It is to me -- although I work very much like a painter does. I am always looking at special relationships between elements. I do a tremendous amount of scouting on a location, looking at it from different angles, how things line up and hone it down to – this is where I want to stand, this is what I want to include. Now I pull out the camera.

What else does black and white do for you? I’m trying to evoke an emotional response, trying to make it more than just a pure representation of a scene. I want you to be moved by the image, feel like you can step into it. So I’m using very traditional elements and positional aspects to help create a sense of depth, a sense of place. Take this picture of Old Sheldon church. This is quintessentially Lowcountry near Yemassee. A lot of people go there and photograph it but they always shot from the other side to get it all in. It took me three years to get that shot. I was always looking for the right sense of light. Fog is a big thing for me and that morning was foggy – but when I got close for some reason there was none around around the church. So I set the camera down and waited. Then suddenly the fog is coming around the trees and I have to get it right because I have only 2 sheets left – and at 6 bucks a sheet you don’t throw it away! So I run back to grab the camera and look up and see that from that side it’s more about the sense of place.

With this camera you can only shoot a few? Kind of like a cowboy with two bullets left?

Exactly. That makes it more emotional! Not like digital where you can shoot as many as you want.

In film we use black and white as a signal of the past or to create nostalgia – is that part of the emotion here – you’re asking people to be “reflective?” That’s a really good way to put it. I don’t really think about too much, but I do want to alter your thought process. If people take the time to really look at the photography, they will see things. Your paintings are all about nature. No people. And if you show a building it’s a ruin. What’s going on? I tend not to be drawn to the “hand of man” – modern elements. There is a mystique to nature. Trees are a big subject for me and always have been -- going back to my teenage years. Sometimes I just stand under a live oak and ask ‘what’s passed under this tree?’ We’re talking hundreds of years – think how transformative this area is -- Sheldon was built in 1752. I’m intrigued by a sense of history and place. So in a way you’re playing to the timelessness of nature? Absolutely. Having grown up in these areas I can remember spending the entire day


in a small boat riding around the marshes and creeks and you really wouldn’t see much evidence of man. Certainly no structure. And that’s getting much harder to find now. Of course you can’t stop progress but I’m trying to share the timeless beauty.

Your pictures have great depth. Is that the camera or is it your composition at work? A bit of both. What’s wonderful about these cameras is that you can alter the plane of focus. So there’s a fair amount of mathematics. You can be astute with it like Ansel Adams or more loose with it like I am. Composition helps create an illusion of threedimensional space. I want you to feel that you’re looking out of a window if you will. So the lines lead you through and away. I’m always looking for a strong foreground and an anchor (like these rocks) then the middle ground (the surf) and the rocks out there. In this case, I wanted to use the tree to frame the photograph. The top of the tree and the bank you’re on is the anchor.

is unbelievable – you really get a sense of being there. And I don’t’ go smaller than 45 inches.

Ansel Adams shot Yosemite and big open spaces and his work is very commanding and sometimes even a little scary. Yours feels different. There’s an edge of danger in the high country and Ansel Adams was very much about the power of nature. In Yosemite there’s a

And that branch is actually pointing to the distance? Yes and that’s intentional! A lot of photography exhibitions show small photos. You hang pictures big. Is that part of the experience you want viewers to have? Yes. And it comes down to the camera too. I carry 50 pounds all over the place – I’m expending a lot of energy – I want you to get the full experience. I do pictures up to 108 inches across and the impact

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And wind is an issue? If there is any wind this equipment will shake – and a lot of my exposures are multiple minutes.

What’s your average exposure? Usually 10 to 20 seconds – but they go up to 10 minutes!

like a cycle of life. It’s old and ancient. I sense it and I hope that people viewing the work sense it.

Is this why people from big cities buy your work – because it takes them away from their harsh environments? I think so -- this provides a contrast from a noisy urban environment. There’s a sense of dream art, a sense of calm that comes from being here so people like to take that back. You’ve moved on to new territories – like the Napa vineyards, and big open spaces. Absolutely. And going to new places has helped keep my work fresh. I’m always trying to learn new ways of seeing it. That’s one of the great side effects of photography. And now Tuscany. And you’re including buildings – because they are more timeless in Europe? It’s actually the structures that attract me, and yes they go back a long way. Buildings are relatively young out here, despite the incredible history. Isn’t Tuscany a little over-photographed? Hopefully I can come away with something a little different. Like Sheldon Church – people have told me “you’ve really captured the essence of what was there”. That’s what keeps it fun. Let’s talk about how you get your shots. Some of your situations seem difficult to pull off. Are you in canoes, do you climb mountains. Do you have accidents? I don’t use props other than the tripod. The one disadvantage of the camera is that it has to be on stable ground. You can’t shoot from a boat – which is really unfortunate cause I’ve seen so many amazing things from a boat. But it’s not unusual to be chest deep in water. Gators or no gators? I won’t risk gators, but I


And are you also like the film directors who look for the magic light – which means you peak before 9am and after 5pm? Usually before 7:30 (laughter). At the first peak of sunlight I’m done! Going back to a place to get the right shot. Is that a habit? Absolutely. I’ve tried many shots over and over again. Sometimes you just get lucky but that’s seldom. As I said, the Sheldon church took me three years. You don’t usually have anybody accompanying you? I just find it a real distraction. It takes a tremendous amount of concentration working with this camera. It just interferes with my thought process – like there is always something hovering in the background. When I’m by myself I can wholly concentrate on what’s going on – how I see it, how I interpret it. So when you’re on the road – on your own – you’re scouting every day and shooting early morning are you at the bar every night like regular business men. What are you feeling every night? Sometimes it’s lonely. Sometimes I’m excited. Sometimes I’m exhausted. You know it sounds exotic – I remember my first trip into Napa – people would call me and say, “how’s your vacation going?” They have no idea! I’m up at 4 in the morning and I’m out loading and unloading film then I have breakfast and then I’m out scouting. I kept a log and in that first month in Napa valley I drove nearly 3000 miles to find the shots. Every little road, all day long, down dead ends and nothing’s there and then you’re back. You’re out at night and then it’s too windy to shoot. You get back late and have to find food But you drink good wine every night? I’m not going to confess to that (much laughter). But there is a sweetness to life – come on!

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R&D Wine Boutique Dawn Amstrong, the owner of this wine bar located next to Best Buy, has taken a decidedly different approach to wine tasting. Using technology as her ally, she installed the Ferrari of wine preservation and dispensing systems, the Enomatic. These machines are marvels of Italian engineering because they allow the customer to chose and pour one of three doses (1oz., 2.5 oz. and 6 oz.) using a pre-paid card. The 1oz. pour is the teaser, and you can theoretically tease yourself to 32 different wines (not recommended!) until you find your favorite. It is, hands down, the best and most cost efficient way to discover wines, and so the next question is, how far can you travel with the wines Dawn has chosen for her two Enomatics? As it turns out, pretty far, and here are some examples. If you want to test Old World blending craftsmanship,

Selecting wines at R&D she also hosts a monthly five-course wine dinner featuring specific varietals or regions. All these food offerings can be paired by wines by the glass or by the bottle, and the bottle collection is impressive. Perusing the racks, a few unusual wines really caught my attention: whites: Cape Mentelle, Ponzi, Apremont; reds: Sass, Nipozzano, Champ de Reves and Los Vascos Grande Reserva. All these wines can be ordered by the case or mixed and matched and receive a 10% discount. The efforts by Jean Wilson and Dawn Armstrong are to be applauded because without their passion and drive, the Bluffton wine scene would be poorer. As I mentioned in the introduction, we consumers hold the key to improving the quality and variety of wines that can be available in Bluffton, and the more we frequent wine bars such as Latitude or R&D Boutique, the earlier that day will come. I cannot think of a better win-win proposition. The Bluffton Breeze

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Going with the Flow By Amber Hester Kuehn “Excuse me, EXCUSE ME!!!” the woman waived frantically. I stopped the sea turtle patrol vehicle to address whatever emergency she was having. Distressed and frustrated, she announced her complaint: “I just don’t understand. What has happened to this beach! There was so much more sand just a few days ago when we got here. Now there is no room for my chair or for my children to build a sand castle!” I paused in disbelief and explained, “Ma’am, it’s high tide.” She looked at me as if I were ignorant and her question had been wasted on me. She turned and power walked to the beach patrol kiosk, I assume, to get a more acceptable explanation… How does this happen? Is it safe to assume that everyone knows that the Earth spins on an axis and orbits around the Sun…that the moon orbits the Earth? Gravity? The tidal concept is as complicated as you would like to make it. Choose from these three explanations. The Basic High tide results when the Ocean flows into the land, and low tide results when that water flows back out to sea. Slack tide occurs in between


when the water is not flowing in either direction. This stillness, lasting approximately a half hour on the May River, allows water flow to change direction. The tide changes about every 6 hours. The gravitational pull of the moon is mostly responsible for tidal flow. At low tide, sand bars will emerge and beaches will appear to be larger. More importantly, “Sandbar Sunday” rolls around every other weekend. The Informed As the Earth spins on its axis, the moon rotates around it in the same direction creating a gravitational pull. Upsetting the Earth’s gravitational

balance, the moon draws water toward it causing a bulge (high tide) that follows the lunar body as it orbits the Earth. The average tidal rise and fall in Bluffton is about 8ft, compared to 2 feet in South Florida, and 50 feet in the Gulf of Maine (Bay of Fundy)! Gravitational pull varies during certain phases of the moon. When there is a full moon or a new moon (very thin crescent or absent), the sun and moon are in alignment, and combine forces for a greater pull. The result is a higher than average high tide, or spring tide, and a lower than average low tide. Spring tide does not refer to the season, but is derived from reference to a natural spring bursting forth from the ground. The Neap tide, or smaller tidal range occurs when the sun and the moon are positioned at right angles (half-moon, first and last quarter), pulling independently and opposite of one another. Expect to see 2 spring and 2 neap tides each month. This month, the full moon appears on MAY 15th, and the new moon occurs on MAY 29th. Our local tides are semidiurnal, meaning there are 2 high tides and 2 low tides in a 24 hour day. The Gulf of Mexico has a diurnal tide, experiencing only one high and one low tide per day.

feeding on the mud bank. Cast nets and crab lines are also most effective at low tide. Oysters are visible and will be tightly shut to avoid drying out. If you observe them just as they are uncovered with the outgoing tide, you will notice that they are still filtering, or spitting water out. When they can no longer draw water, they will “clam up”. Don’t forget to breathe deep and savor the smell of the pluff (also spelled plough) mud releasing hydrogen sulfide gas as a by-product of anaerobic bacteria decomposing organic matter.

The Technical Building on the informed explanation, tidal range is also affected by bathymetry- the depth and contour of the Ocean floor. As the continental shelf shallows and inland waterways narrow, a more drastic tide change occurs. Tidal ebb (outgoing) and flow (incoming) move faster in these confined areas resulting in a greater range. The moon governing the tide, orbits the earth every 24 hours and 50 minutes. Because it takes longer than a 24 hour day, the tides will occur at slightly different times each consecutive day. There are 12 hr/25min between high tides and low tide every 6 hr/12min/30sec in between. What This Means for You If you are a Bluff Spectator, you will probably see more wildlife at low tide when the mud banks are exposed and wading birds are taking advantage of the fact that small fish and shrimp gather at the water’s edge. They are “easy pickins’” for the birds while waiting for the nearest opportunity to return to the safety of the marsh grass. They are bound by the water, and at low tide, there is no water in the marsh. Dolphins, like wading birds, also know that the fish have nowhere to hide. They will be hunting in shallow areas where there is less water for fish to escape. Unique to Beaufort County, you may be lucky enough to see dolphins strand

If you are a boater, you will most likely encounter disaster if you are not aware of the tide. Others will be entertained as you try to dock your boat unsuccessfully or abruptly encounter a sandbar. If you forget to check the tide table, watch for things floating toward the Bluffton Oyster Company for an incoming tide or toward Hilton Head for an outgoing tide. Hey...If you aren’t from here….If you are a swimmer, be weary of jumping off the dock. Jump down current to avoid getting carried under the dock with the tidal flow. If you are thankful, you will consider the ebb and flow of the tide a cleansing flush of water twice a day every day that disperses larval marine organisms, a process similar to the wind carrying seeds and pollen…the reason that the May River remains a bountiful and pristine estuary. The Bluffton Breeze

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Arnold Palmer: The art of losing gracefully By Joel Zuckerman With apologies to the great Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy: “All happy memories are alike; each unhappy memory is unhappy in its own way.” Substitute the word “families” for “memories,” and you are reading the first sentence of Anna Karenina, one of the most famous opening lines of any novel ever written. But one would be hard pressed to look at this photograph of Arnold Palmer, with the earnest and sincere look of congratulations on his face, and realize that this is assuredly one of the most unhappy memories of what was overall a triumphant career in golf.

who six years prior felt the immense satisfaction of overcoming a seven shot shortfall in the final round. However at San Francisco’s Olympic Club he squandered the same number of shots, this time with just nine holes left in the Championship, and lost to his vanquisher, Billy Casper, in a playoff the following day. The playoff followed a similar scenario, with Palmer ahead by two strokes at the

Palmer’s achievements are many and varied. A short list of The King’s crowning moments would include winning the U.S. Amateur Championship in 1956, which gave him the notion he might be able to play golf for a living. Certainly his birdiebirdie finish to eke out a one-shot win at the 1960 Masters was a career highlight, as was storming back from a seven shot deficit in the last round of that summer’s U.S. Open, the first and only U.S. Open he ever captured. For all the stirring comeback wins, there were certainly a fair share of disheartening losses. Palmer would have been the first man to win the Masters in consecutive years, but with a slender one shot lead he lost his focus on the final hole of the 1961 Masters, regrettably accepting a hearty handshake and congratulations from a well-meaning member of the gallery after striping his final tee shot down the middle. The lead disappeared into the ether when he bunkered his approach, bladed the sand shot across the green, and was unable to get down in two for a bogey five, which would have put him in a playoff. His self-induced double bogey implosion paved the way for South African Gary Player, who was stunned and delighted to become the first foreignborn champion at Augusta National. 1966 was among the most disheartening of his quartet of “bridesmaid’s finishes” in our National Open. This time the tables were turned on Palmer,


turn, only to lose six shots to Casper in the final nine, ultimately losing the championship by four strokes. As demoralizing as the ‘66 loss must have been, at least it played out thousands of miles from his western Pennsylvania home. Likely more galling was the playoff loss to Jack Nicklaus in the 1962 U.S Open, which took place at Pittsburgh’s famed Oakmont CC, not quite 40 miles from Palmer’s boyhood home in Latrobe. Imagine the scenario: Palmer, already a fivetime Major champion, the most popular golfer in the world, and increasingly one of the most recognizable athletes anywhere, who had won at Augusta National for the third time just a few

months before, taken down by the little-known Nicklaus, who made this Open his first professional triumph. The King and his court (better known as Arnie’s Army) were understandably devastated. Yet moments after this heart-wrenching loss, Palmer offers this genuine gesture of congratulations seen here. Often described as a “man’s man,” due to his derringdo on the course, the attacking, go-for-broke style of play he embodied, his friendly demeanor, oncamera charisma, disarming honesty, unmistakable duende, classic dressing style, brawny physique, his status as a private pilot and a dozen other admirable traits, perhaps the true bellwether of his masculinity is crystallized in this magical image: A man who has taken a real haymaker, lost something he dearly coveted, yet has the fortitude to offer a laudatory comment to the victor.   Think about it this way: Everyone is capable of being a good winner. But being a good loser, being gracious and dignified in defeat, is a trait that rarely comes naturally. The fact is we all lose more than we win. The fact is that most of us are disappointed more often than we are elated, thwarted in our efforts more often than we emerge triumphant. It happens in the workplace, with our families, associates and friends, in practically every competitive arena. Simply put, when things go our way, working out perfectly, or at least to our general satisfaction, it is the exception, not the rule.


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Though the outcome of our dealings cannot be changed, the attitude we bring to these outcomes, dissatisfied though we may be with how things ultimately turn out, speaks volumes about character and moral fiber. At a glance one wouldn’t make a natural connection between Palmer and the actor Michael J. Fox. But the longtime sitcom star (and self-described “horrible golfer”) has also been a much-beloved public figure for many decades. Fox has endured numerous ups-and-downs himself, most notably his long and well-publicized battle against Parkinson’s Disease. “There’s always failure,” he offers. “And there’s always disappointment. And there’s always loss. But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.” Learn from this superb example by Arnold Palmer. Devastated in defeat, and bitterly disappointed in this moment. But with the wherewithal to show class and fine sportsmanship in a moment of deep distress. All of us can learn greatly from this fine example.  

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6,936 7,129

75.1 74.6

Callawassie Club 176 Callawassie Island Dr., (843) 987-2161

Tom Fazio



Chechessee Creek Club 18 Chechessee Creek Dr, (843) 987 7000

Coore & Crenshaw



Colleton River Plantation Club 60 Colleton River Drive (843) 837 3131

Jack Nicklaus Pete Dye

6,936 7,129

76.1 74.7

Crescent Pointe Golf Club 1 Crescent Pointe Dr, (843) 292 7778

Arnold Palmer



Eagle’s Pointe Golf Club 1 Eagle Pointe Dr, (843) 757 5900

Davis Love III



Hampton Hall Golf Club 89 Old Carolina Road, (843) 837 3131

Pete Dye



Hilton Head National Golf Club 60 Hilton Head National Dr, (843) 842 5900

Gary Player Bobby Weed



May River Golf Club, Palmetto Bluff 350 Mount Pelia, (843) 706 6579

Jack Nicklaus



Moss Creek Golf Club 1523 Fording Island Road, (843) 837 2231

George Fazio: South Tom Fazio: North

6,885 6,555

73.4 72.5

Island West Golf Club 40 Island West Drive, (843) 689 6660

Clyde B. Johnston Fuzzy Zoeller



Oldfield Golf Club 9 Oldfield Way Okatie, (843) 379 5052

Greg Norman



Old South Golf Club 50 Buckingham Plantation Dr, (843) 837 7375

Clyde B. Johnston



Pinecrest Golf Course 1 Pinecrest Way, (843) 757 8960

Rocky Rocquemore



Rose Hill Golf Club 4 Clubhouse Drive, (843) 757 9030

Gene Hamm



Sun City Golf Club 672 Cypress Hills Dr, (843) 705 4057

Mark McCumber: Hidden Cyprus Mark McCumber: Okatie Creek

6,946 6,724

73.2 71.9


*Ratings for the longest tees

Course Notes The East course wanders through lakes and ponds and is very walkable. The West Course has subtle beauty with gnarled oaks, and sparkling lagoons. The North Course is a marvel of tranquil lakes, bold fairways and challenging bunkers. The South Course offers a classic parkland golf experience. Magnificent live oaks and magnolias, as well as freshwater ponds and the surrounding saltwater marsh, come into play on most holes. A timeless golf experience nestled within a landscape of ancient, mossy live oaks and long-leaf pine forests. Park and links settings for two of Golf Magazine’s top 100 courses. Pete Dye said it’s “the best I’ve ever built”. Home to the USGA Junior Amateur in 2015. Generous fairways but challenging elevated greens. Beach bunkers create an island experience. Water holes and huge oaks. Great golf for great value. Neither too long nor overly difficult with interesting boldly contoured greens. The course is routed through pines, oaks and native coastal wetlands. Relatively new, this links style golf course is well cared for and has generous fairways with challenging undulated greens. A collaboration between two designers this course is well accessible in every way. Enjoy the challenging final hole flanked by a marsh and elevated green. In the beautiful Palmetto Bluff compound, the course meanders through the May River Forest. Bermuda greens with undulating slopes are challenging. The “Devil’s Elbow” courses are lined by magnificent oaks and tall pines as well as salt marshes that change with the tides. Good for all levels of golf. The scenic design of Island West, with rolling fairways, elevated tees, preserved natural marsh areas, and large live oaks presents a magnificent experience. The Audubon Certified course runs through canopies of live oaks, broad savannahs and soaring pines up to the banks of the Okatie River. Rolls from an open pasture to dense forests, and views towards Hilton Head. Most holes are surrounded by nature and the course has a lot of character. Features tall pines, many challenging water hazards and picturesque holes. It has a good practice facility and is a good value. The course is enveloped in a peaceful setting of trees and blue lakes. It is well designed to be player friendly yet holds its challenges on the back nine. Okatie Creek lets the casual golfer enjoy golf, while Hidden Cyprus offers greater challenges. Both courses capture the magic of low country beauty. The Bluffton Breeze

May 2014


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The Accomplishments of Generations

As we approach Memorial Day, we share three profiles that are just the tip of the iceberg from the children of Sun City residents who served in the military in every branch from PFC to General. Each proud military family in Sun City deserve recognition and gratitude for the service of their sons, daughters and grandchildren. By Arnold Rosen served tours in Bosnia and Macedonia (Operation Joint Endeavor) as a Signal Officer before attending the Naval Postgraduate School and transferring into the Acquisition Corps. He now has his own business and works with Army vendors.

I remember attending the June 2006 Sun City Veterans Association meeting in Pinckney Hall. The guest speaker for the meeting was Kathleen Duigman, daughter of Navy veteran and Sun City Veteran’s Association Member, John Duignan. And what a wonderful night for John as he had the honor of introducing Kathleen. At that time Kathleen served in the United States Coast Guard as a Judge Advocate with the rank of Commander. She has come a long way since then and now holds the rank of Captain. Her presentation received a standing ovation from the vets. Jon and Mary Davis live a few houses away from us on Nightingale Lane. They represent a truly patriotic military family. Son Jon is a Lt. General in the Marine Corps and both grandsons are Naval Academy graduates and Marine Corps aviators. Here are three profiles of the children of proud military families: Scherlie and Mike Devine Mike and I are so proud of our three children. Each of them followed their veteran parents into serving their country. If Mike (retired E7 USN) and I (former Navy Nurse) did anything to influence them in that direction, then that makes us very happy. Our oldest child, Michael, retired after 20 years in the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel. He


Our middle child, Patrick, is currently serving in the Chief of Chaplains of the Army Office at the Pentagon in Washington. DC. He also served in Bosnia as a Field Artillery Officer. He transferred into the Chaplain Corps and became a Paratrooper (a jumping Chaplain). He was recently promoted to Major. He has served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our daughter, Katie, decided early in her college career to follow her brothers into the Army. She was a medic at Ft. Lewis, Washington, when she was selected by the base commander for a Green-to-Gold scholarship, which enables enlisted soldiers to complete their education and receive a commission in the Army. As a 2nd Lt. in the Military Police she was serving as a Captain at Ft. Myer in Washington, DC on 9-11. She resigned her commission after nine years’ service to rear her children. Today, her husband is a Physician’s Assistant and Captain in the 3rd ID; he has served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. We are so proud of them and their service. Jon and Mary Davis Our son, Lieutenant. General Jon M. Davis assumed his current position as Deputy Commander United States Cyber Command in June 2012. General Davis was commissioned in 1980, graduated from The Marine Corps Basic School with Honors and was a Distinguished Graduate of Marine Corps Command and Staff College. His love of flying, which began when he was a

senior at Allegheny College, led him to become a Marine aviator. That commitment has taken him through a wide range of flying and command billets throughout his 34 year Marine Corps career. In the course of his career he has flown over 4500 mishap free hours in the AV8-B Harrier as well as in every type model series fixed, tilt-rotor, and rotary winged aircraft in the USMC inventory. His command and staff assignments from Squadron through Flag Command level have been broad ranged and challenging. Lt. Gen Davis holds numerous degrees including advanced degrees from The Marine Corps University and JohnsHopkins University. General Davis and his wife, Carol have been married 33 years. Carol has a distinguished career in education. They have 2 sons Jeffery and Eric. Both are graduates of the United States Naval Academy and both are Marine aviators (Jeff flies the AV8-B Harrier and Eric flies the F-18 Hornet). Both Jeff and Eric hold the rank of Captain. Jeff’s wife, Christine, is also a graduate of the Naval Academy and is a Naval Lieutenant. They have two daughters, Elizabeth and Kaitlyn. Eric’s wife Laura, comes from a military family (U.S. Air Force), is in the publishing business, and has already moved twice in their first year of marriage. These families are truly great “Marine Families” who individually and collectively have stepped up to answer the calls from our country to deploy, relocate numerous times and handle challenging and demanding assignments on short notice.

Command in Stuttgart, Germany; Coast Guard Personnel Service Center, Arlington, Virginia; Joint Chiefs of Staff (J-5, Africa Division), the Pentagon; Coast Guard Intelligence Coordination Center, Suitland, Maryland; the Coast Guard National Command Center, Washington, DC; the Maintenance and Logistics Command Atlantic Legal Office, Norfolk, Virginia; and the Coast Guard Fifth District Legal Office. Captain Duignan graduated from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics & Public Affairs and French. She received a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School. She is a member of the Connecticut, New York, Virginia, and District of Columbia Bars, and joined the Coast Guard as a Direct Commission Lawyer in 1992. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the Johns Hopkins University, and received a Master of International Legal Studies from American University. Outside of her normal duties, she taught military justice and legal research and writing as an adjunct professor at various DC-area law schools and served on the boards of the Judge Advocates’ association and Federal Bar Association. Individual military awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal), Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal. I am very proud of my daughter; some nights I feel like I need a block and tackle to lift my head.

We are tremendously proud of all of them. John Duignan Our daughter, Captain Kathleen A. Duignan is currently assigned as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney to the United States Attorney’s Office in Anchorage, Alaska. She also serves as an Appellate Judge on the Coast Guard Court of Criminal Appeals. Prior to her current assignment, Captain Duignan was Chief of the Planning and Force Readiness Division at the Seventeenth District in Juneau, Alaska from 2011 until 2013. While in that assignment, she led Alaska maritime oil spill prevention planning and exercises, operational planning for offshore drilling in the Arctic, and represented Coast Guard interests in various Arctic forums – most notably as a member of the United States delegation for the Arctic Council’s oil spill agreement signed in May 2013. Past assignments include, Chief of Operational Law at the U.S. Africa The Bluffton Breeze

May 2014


The Bluffton Breeze

May 2014


At Cahill’s the flowers have morning dew, the produce is farm fresh and the food is simply delicious!

These Cahill’s sure know what’s good ... I guess that’s why they asked me to supervise operations!

LUNCH Mon to Sat, 11am - 3pm SUPPER Thurs, Fri, Sat, 5 - 9pm BRUNCH Sunday 9am - 3pm SATURDAY BREAKFAST 7am - 12pm 1055 May River Road, Bluffton, SC 1 mile west of the Old Town 843 757-2921


Bluffton Breeze May 2014  
Bluffton Breeze May 2014