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APRIL 2013

14 At the Helm/About the Cover 16 The Vibe Meet the island’s Lego master, find out how they’re getting all those Marsh Tackies onto Daufuskie, plus hot golf fashion and more.



Inside the April Monthly Features 16



Vibe: The flyovers have landed With the issue seemingly settled, what do the flyovers mean for the island and those who live in their path? By Sally Mahan Business: A day at the office Spend a quick 9-to-5 with members of the Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue team. By Michael Paskevich Business: Breed ideas, not bugs Local business Greenbug gets advice and encouragement from the Don Ryan Center for Innovation. By Wendy Pollitzer


Health: Youthful yoga How yoga relaxation techniques are being used to reduce stress and promote healthy balance in children. By Jessica Sparks


Special Section: Monthly’s Top Lawyers The results of this year’s LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell list of the area’s top lawyers are in.



The Interactive Heritage Go inside the ropes at this year’s Heritage. We have exclusive interviews with 2012 winner Carl Pettersson and tournament director Steve Wilmot, plus mind-blowing interactivity, Heritage fashion and tasty cocktails from Grey Goose. By Lance Hanlin, Barry Kaufman, Roslyn Farhi, and Dean Rowland


Home: Green thumbs up Every home needs a master gardener. Find out how you can get yours. By Marianna Barbrey


Real estate: A developing story Commercial real estate development sees slow and steady — but positive — change on the horizon. By Michael Paskevich



34 Column: Money Report What National Financial Literacy Month means for female investors. By Steven Weber 38 Business: On the Move 97 Column: Weddings with Leah Whet your appetite with some tasty wedding caterers. By Leah McCarthy 102 Home: Striking Camp Architectural wonder in Spring Island honors the land. By Barry Kaufman 121 Column: Property Perspectives Prepare yourself for the renovation revolution on Hilton Head. By Robert Stenhammer 146 Column: Secret Places The majesty of Harbour Town doesn’t just lie in its fairways and greens. By Todd Ballantine 148 Music: Meant to be Bassist Delbert Felix has seen it all and is ready for his shot at the big time. By Michael Paskevich 152 Social Spotlight 155 Lowcountry Calendar 174 Column: Big Tastes Craft beer brings a sophistication to your suds that might surprise you. By Sally Kerr-Dineen 177 Where to Eat 192 Last Call By Marc Frey

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t last, it’s April. Beautiful, flowering, sun-kissed April. It seems a little ungrateful to complain about the cold winter we’ve just left behind, particularly when the Lowcountry rarely gets the kind of winter that the north had this year. But just the same, sometime around the middle of March, sweater weather wears out its welcome and I’m always glad to see it gone when April arrives. Particularly because this month brings with it another exciting year of RBC Heritage action. It’s a running joke that I wouldn’t know a 3-iron from a pitching wedge, yet something about the crowds of fans, the smell of the greens, and the buzz of excitement around Harbour Town always brings a smile to my face. And this year, in honor of this interac-

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It all starts right here.

End of the road The flyovers have landed. What comes next?



he long and winding road connecting Bluffton Parkway to the first bridge to Hilton Head Island has been one filled with many potholes and bumps. But the way has now been paved for the flyovers, which will start at Bluffton Parkway’s intersection with Buckingham Plantation Drive and rise up over the marsh between Buckingham Landing and The Gatherings. It’s a project that has pitted hundreds of citizens against the Beaufort County Council, which also found itself in a fray with the Hilton Head Town Council over the plan. And despite its pretty much being a done deal, there are still some people who wish the flyover project would simply go away.

THE GENESIS OF THE FLYOVERS The project was conceived in 2000 when Bluffton was growing by leaps and bounds. In response to that unprecedented growth, a study was commissioned by Beaufort County to look at projected traffic on U.S. 278. That study showed that if local roads were not addressed, traffic congestion would also grow by leaps and bounds. In 2006, the county put a road project referendum before the voters, asking them to approve a 1 percent sales tax to fund $152 million for 10 road projects, including the flyovers. Fifty-eight percent said yes, with 42 percent saying no. Since then, the county has spent about $3.4 to $4 million buying rights of way and relocating utility lines, and another $3 to $4 million in permits, various studies and other costs. The actual construction of the flyovers is expected to run about another $35 million, said Gary Kubic, Beaufort County administrator. Over the years, however, the poor economy impacted how much was raised in sales taxes, and the county was short by about $4.5 million. But, it was able to get a federal grant administered by the state, which filled out the budget for the flyovers.

ENOUGH PUBLICITY? Throughout the process, Kubic said, there have been numerous newspaper and magazine stories on the project and multiple public hearings, which taxpayers were notified about in the media. And there’s the rub. 16

While residents of the area have been fighting the flyovers for several years, a separate group of locals disagree with Kubic’s assessment. They claim the flyover project was kept quiet, that there was too little notice and that many of them had never heard of the project until the 11th hour earlier this year when construction contracts were about to be awarded. That’s when the fireworks started. The citizens said they were shocked by the scope of the project and had multiple concerns, including the large amount of money being spent, the environmental impact and aesthetics. They hired a Hilton Head public relations firm, the Denarious Group, to help them fight city hall, or in this case, county hall. An email campaign got under way, with elected officials receiving hundreds of emails from those against the project. Tom Gardo, president of the Denarious Group, said, “This whole issue had been simmering during the last election and a couple of people running for the Hilton Head Town Council were talking about it. Then it sort of died out because no one thought the money would become available. “Everyone felt they had sort of been sucker-punched, that the county didn’t reveal what this was going to be like. It came up a couple of years ago, but it was not really played up in the media.” However, in 2012 alone, more than 30 stories about the project ran in The Island Packet. This magazine's May 2012 Vibe issue opened with a two-page story titled “The Flyover State” outlining the project and its history in detail. Hilton Head Mayor Drew Laughlin said the public was informed throughout the process. “There was lots of publicity,” he said. “There were public hearings, every one of which was in the paper. There was publicity about the selection of the traffic engineers, designers and permitting work. The notion that this was just being popped on everybody at the last minute was just wrong. “ Either way, Gardo said his clients didn’t feel there was either enough — or prominent enough — coverage. They took out a full-page ad in the Packet right before the Hilton Head Town Council took a vote in February on whether to support the project. That ad attracted attention, prompting several town and county officials to say it was very misleading because it had a stock picture of a flyover that looked considerably different than the artist’s rendering of what the real flyovers would actually look like. Beaufort County Councilman Steve Baer, District 10, said he took umbrage with the ad. “I fought vigorously against the forces that came out in the last two

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weeks,” he said. “That picture in the Packet ad was bogus. It looked nothing like our flyover and was only designed to inflame people.” Gardo, however, said, “There was some consternation that we picked a stock photo of a flyover. But I think it made a point, and with persuasive advertising, that’s what you try to do. It wasn’t being deceptive, and I think those who say it was are being a bit thin-skinned. “Ultimately, a couple of good things came out of it. We raised the issue that these kinds of things are important, and just because we’re in the 21st century the original concept of our community shouldn’t change.”

ready to enter into whether the traffic “The flyovers are very simi- volume justified the contracts to have the work done, and folks lar to what happened with the need for this,” said come out with this Cross Island,” he said. “At the Rodman. “So since campaign to try to the town expressed a put some pressure on end of the day people adapted deep concern and since to them – and they’ll adapt to there had been a large to stop it.” number of citizens to The pressure the flyovers.” seemingly worked, at Steve Baer, Beaufort County weigh in on the issue, I felt it was appropriate least for the moment. Councilman, District 10 to make sure the issue According to two was properly debated at sources who didn’t County Council as part want to be identified, several council members were pressured to of approving the contracts.” Rodman proposed extending Bluffton change their votes despite being in favor of the CHALLENGES FROM WITHIN Parkway at grade level and installing a traffic flyover project. signal at what would be an intersection at eastLaughlin, however, stuck to his guns. Baer In a surprise move, the Hilton Head Town bound U.S. 278. said the mayor “was very brave to do that. ” Council then came out against the flyovers in One of the issues with that is it doesn’t bring Laughlin said he felt strongly about it for a February on a 6-1 vote. That was particularly variety of reasons, one of which is that voting no future growth strongly into the equation. surprising considering the council voted 6-1 to “That plan would have worked on a light would have sent the wrong message. support the project in March 2012. capacity plan,” said Councilman Baer. “But the “I just didn’t think it was a good thing to The only person on the council to vote for area is continuing to grow. There’s a new medithe project in February was Mayor Laughlin. He do. You’ve got to be a reliable partner when cal center coming in Bluffton, a shopping mall you set out a long-term master plan,” he said. said when questions came up in early 2012, he on 46. We’re going to see new development “Businesses make decisions based on that and did a Power Point presentation for the council because the Bluffton Town Council has a comyou can’t go back and revisit stuff all the time. spelling out all of the details of the project. mercial growth strategy.” If you have a consistent notion of where we’re “There was a lot of discussion over whether Rodman has retired the proposal. we should reaffirm our position at that time. We trying to get to and what we need to do to get Another issue has been traffic studies showthere, you shouldn’t be that susceptible to lastmade some suggestions to the county regarding the flyovers will reduce congestion on U.S. minute pressure. ing aesthetics and then gave them our support. “There are long-term con- 278 by as much as 30 percent. But what hapThe only perpens when you have three lanes of traffic — two sequences to doing that,” son who voted “You’ve got to be a relion U.S. 278 and one on a flyover — merging said the mayor. “What mesagainst it was able partner when you set onto the two-lane bridges to Hilton Head? sage do you send to people (Councilman) “I’m not totally convinced we’re going to Lee Edwards.” out a long-term master plan. to reinvest in commercial move traffic onto the island any more efficientproperty? Th ey get nervous Edwards said Businesses make decisions ly, ” said County Councilman Rick Caporale. if they see things like that. he has been based on that.” “We’ll get them to the bridge faster, but the Th at’s sending the message opposed to Mayor Drew Laughlin bottlenecks are still going to be there until the that we don’t have a longthe flyovers in bridges are widened and there are three lanes term plan we’re committed part due to aeson 278.” to, that we just react moment to moment. ” thetic issues. He also said he has been opposed However, many elected officials from the While the vote wouldn’t stop the project, the because he wasn’t convinced the flyovers are county and town know it’s just a matter of time Beaufort County Council and administration necessary. “But I lost that battle and it’s going until new, six-lane bridges will be built. certainly wanted the Town Council’s support. ahead. I just hope it’s not a monstrous eyesore.” In fact, it’s almost a necessity for smooth hurThe mayor, meanwhile, said the council ALTERNATIVE PLANS ricane evacuation purposes. wrongly bowed to pressure. “First and foremost, the flyovers are about “People have worked very, very hard over the Meanwhile, County Councilman Stu public safety,” said Kubic. years to do these studies, and get the grant from Rodman searched for alternatives to the flythe state in a very competitive environment. overs. Continues on page 20 >> Then fast forward a year and now the county is “I’ve had reservations over time about April 2013

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(Lego) brick and mortar Mobile snow cones get a permanent home – right next to the Eiffel Tower and the Space Shuttle. STORY AND PHOTOS BY BARRY KAUFMAN

20 Marsh Tackies. 700 spectators. One island without a bridge. See how it’s done.


hen the Carolina Marsh Tacky Association made the announcement in January that this month’s Marsh Tacky Race was being moved from Hilton Head Island to Dausfuskie Island, they knew that they weren’t just changing venues; they were changing everything. “Because of the logistics involved on an island with no bridge, this might be a smaller event than last year’s on Hilton Head,” said association secretary Jackie McFadden in a press release, “But as many of the breed’s foundation genetics come from Daufuskie, we feel it is very important to bring these horses ‘home’ to Daufuskie Island and run them in this historic setting.” If you’ve been to past races on Hilton Head, you know they tend to draw a crowd. So even with a smaller event, how do you get a crowd of hundreds like that to an island with no bridge, not to mention a dozen or so horses? It’s like an SAT question. But the answer is, with patience, and with help from a few friends. “The logistics of moving the horses is the easy part,” said Wick Scurry, owner of J&W Corp., whose fleet operates barge service to Daufuskie. “The logistics of moving people is the hard part.” According to Scurry, the 20 or so horses that will take part in the race will ship over in their trailers three at a time. The horses will ship over on the Friday before the April 27 event and will stay at the stables at Melrose before and after the big race. Then comes the hard part. “We’re using all our boats,” said Scurry. “I have 200 or so passenger boats, Keith (Watson) has a few, Mark (Maurer) has one. That’s going to give us the 600-700 people capacity we’ll need.” And that’s just heading into the marina at Freeport. Scurry anticipates even more will come over on private boats. Once they arrive, Scurry has vans and busses to shuttle attendees the 15 minutes to the Daufuskie Crab Co. for a party they’re calling the Tacky Derby. The fun atmosphere and natural beauty of Daufuskie should mean no one is in a hurry to head home, which is good; Scurry anticipates getting everyone off the island could take a few hours. 18


awn breaks in Hilton Head Plantation. In the shadow of the iconic Eiffel tower, double decker busses and lorries make their way across London Bridge while an electric blue Tyrannosaurus Rex watches preparations on the Space Shuttle from across the deck of the Titanic. This whirlwind journey through space and time is made possible by the imagination of Christian Sutter and thousands upon thousands of intricately stacked Lego bricks. “For as long as I can remember, my parents bought me Lego sets for any holiday, and I've been building ever since,” said the 30-year-old Legomaniac. “The neatest creation I have is the Titanic.” The Titanic as it currently stands on his dining room table, with its meticulous attention to detail, is the third iteration of the ship Sutter has built — he continuously took apart and rebuilt the boat to make it larger and larger over more than a decade. This Hilton Head Islander's 15-year passion for Lego will be on full display when he opens Snow Cones by Chris in Palmetto Bay Club this spring. A veteran of several Rec Center events and the Farmer’s Market at Honey Horn, Sutter will take his mobile snow cone cart and give it a brick-and-mortar home in unit 114 at Palmetto Bay Club. “When I was a kid growing up in Maryland, there was a place called the Snowball Stand,” Sutter said. “It was on a road in the middle of nowhere, and every evening there was a line.” It's that childhood magic, the simple joy of a snow cone, that Sutter hopes to recapture with Snow Cones by Chris. And if a snow cone doesn't take you back, then maybe a quick trip to see the Eiffel Tower in all its carefully crafted plastic glory will.

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Neighborhood concerns Residents of Buckingham Landing have been especially vociferous in their opposition to the plan over the last few years. “It’s just too expensive and we don’t believe it’s money wellspent,” said Bill Marscher, who lives in the neighborhood. “It just seems like they can pick on us because we’re a small community and not a gated community. I’d like to see them try something like this in Moss Creek or Hilton Head Plantation.” Kubic said they are making every effort to lessen the impact on the community. “We worked really hard to be as least intrusive as possible on the marsh and the environment as possible,” he said. While their County Council representative, Baer, understands their plight, he said, “I also think what my constituents have to understand is that we have to keep the larger picture in mind and do what’s best for the greatest number of people. I’m very sympathetic that this project will affect some of the 50 or so families in Buckingham Landing. The sheer fact of the matter is that they’re going ahead with the flyovers. We have to do what’s best for the greatest number of people.” Meanwhile, the fact is also that voters gave a thumbs-up to the plan in 2006, said Kubic. “The flyovers are very similar to what happened with the Cross Island,” he said. “At the end of the day people adapted to them – and they’ll adapt to the flyovers.” 20

The Lowcountry Baynards By Lou Benfante, Heritage Library Foundation

Editor’s Note: In celebration of the 350th anniversary of the sighting of Hilton Head Island, and the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Town of Hilton Head Island, a group of volunteers are organizing a 350/30 year anniversary blowout to commemorate both events with a town open house Sept. 30 and a beach party Oct. 5. Monthly proudly presents the following, the first in a series of historical articles leading up to the event.


homas Baynard, a post-Revolutionary War plantation owner, and his wife, Sarah Calder, had four sons. The Baynards purchased Spanish Wells Plantation in 1790 and owned other plantations on Edisto Island as well. One son, John, died young. His brother, Archibald, was a scholar and member of the SC Legislature. Their other two sons, Ephraim Mikell and William Eddings, became very wealthy from growing Sea Island cotton on their plantations. When Ephraim was a young man planning to be married, he spent a small fortune purchasing a carriage, silver service, etc., only to be jilted by the young lady. He then lived as a recluse and devoted his efforts to his business. As a result of his hard work and the demand for Sea Island cotton in England, he became the first millionaire in South Carolina. It is reported that he gave each one of his 17 nieces and nephews a plantation with sufficient slaves to operate it. Ephraim Mikell also made a donation of $166,000 to Charleston College in 1864, which kept it from closing its doors. Inside the chapel of the College of Charleston, the following is etched in marble in honor of Ephraim Baynard, “who made possible the continued existence of the College when it seemed the War had utterly impoverished and almost destroyed the Southern institutions of learning.” William Eddings Baynard, who owned plantations on Edisto Island, inherited Spanish Wells from his father, purchased Muddy Creek Plantation from his Uncle William’s estate, and bought Buckingham Plantation in Bluffton in the 1820s. There are rumors that he won Braddock’s Point Plantation in a poker game with John Stoney, but in fact, he purchased Braddock’s Point Plantation from the Bank of Charleston for $10,000 in 1845. That same year, he

also acquired the Davenport House in Savannah. He built a granite mausoleum in the cemetery of the Zion Chapel of Ease in 1846, which today is the oldest structure still standing on Hilton Head Island. It is an imposing gabled mausoleum, with a protecting iron fence fixed in granite posts. The doorway originally was fitted with a pair of full-length white marble doors. He only enjoyed his home in Braddock’s Point for a few years. He died in 1849 at the Stoney/Baynard house which led to a most impressive funeral procession. The roads between his home and the mausoleum were lined with slaves, whose owners had given them the day off in his honor. A black-draped wagon carrying his body led the procession, followed by the Baynard’s formal black carriage and numerous other carriages which transported family and friends. His funeral was attended by all the island plantation owners — Stoney, Kirk, Pope, Lawton, Drayton and Seabrook. His brother, Ephraim, escorted Mrs. Baynard, who was expecting their eighth child at the time, and her seven children. A ghost story recounts how islanders have claimed to have seen the dark funeral procession swaying as it makes its way between what is now the Baynard Ruins and the Baynard Mausoleum.

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t right you’ll see a letter, written in response to the March 2013 column from Monthly regular Todd Ballentine. What you won’t see is the subsequent intelligent and respectful exchange that took place between columnist and letter writer. Ultimately, I decided that reader patience for a full-fledged debate in this space might wear thin, but just reading that level of spirited and respectful debate was a real energizing moment for me as an editor (particularly as a respectful debate is a rare thing these days).

I love, love, love, getting a reader that invested in something they read. I’ve never been the type to say “love it or hate it, at least you’re reading,” as I think that gets used as an excuse to court controversy for the sake of courting controversy. But I at least hope that something we put in here moves you in some way. And I hope it moves you enough to write in. Or enter one of our many contests we’re running all the time. Or join Swag Club. Or comment on our Facebook wall. Space is tight, so I have no

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segue here, but I’m proud to announce that Golfer’s Guide editor Lance Hanlin has just been re-dubbed editor. Lance was a tireless and talented contributor before being brought on board to manage our Golfer’s Guide section. Starting this month, he’ll be contributing to the rest of the magazine and we are thrilled to have him here in the pit. And P.S., be sure to read Todd’s latest on the history of Harbour Town on page 146. It moved me enough to forward on to everyone in the office as an example of why we do what we do.

Shame on you for your alarmist comment (in the Secret Places column “The Winds of Change,” March, 2013 - ed.) that, “The sea level is rising. It has climbed by 400 feet since the last Ice Age. Now the rate of rise is accelerating.....”. You must be knowledgeable enough to know that the rise took place between 12,000 and 18,000 years ago. You should also know that some 120,000 years ago it was about 20 feet higher than it is today. Take a drive from Hardeeville to Tillman on Rt. 321. Ten miles up the road you pass a large sand pit operation, and it’s another 5 miles to Tillman. The elevation at Hardeeville is 20 feet, at the sand pit 22 feet, and one mile West of Tillman still 22 feet. The depth of top soil above the sand layer is about four feet, just about the right amount of accumulation for a 10,000 thousand year old forest floor. That means the beach was at Tillman at the high point of ocean rise, about 30 miles inland from today’s beach. Man didn’t do it! The earth is quite capable of such climate changes all by itself, and stopping all fossil fuel burning today, an impossible feat, would not change earth’s climate moves by a significant amount. The next big move is back to the Ice Age, since the “normal” span of these interglacial warm periods is about to expire, (if you think in geologic time spans). Nick Fast , Hilton Head Island Editor’s note: We had a feeling this would draw commentary. We encourage our readers to seek out research (particularly from the Geological Society of America) and continue this important discussion.

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business | A DAY AT THE OFFICE

There was a time when those seeking employment on the island had the choice of teaching golf, selling real estate or mixing drinks. Now, the local workplace is a little more diverse. The Lowcountry is a thriving community with plenty of opportunity. Around here it’s never just...

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a series in which Monthly will spend a day visiting different offices, business, and workplaces around the area. If you’d like us to spend a day at your office, email



eems like it’ll be a quiet rainy morning at Station 3, where Town of Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue Lt. Ryan Zold supervises a shift change shortly before 8 a.m. Eggs are boiling and coffee warming in a communal kitchen and lights are off in an adjacent video lounge, weight room and sleeping cubicles that might see use later. Newspapers remain folded. Zold and two cohorts, firefighter and paramedic Lee Jenkins and fire apparatus operator Alan Hover, will live and work together for the next 24-hours; four traditional workdays jammed together before heading home. 28

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Easy greetings are occasionally interrupted by a disembodied voice from central dispatch relaying alarms and medical calls through ceiling speakers to all seven island stations staffed by about 30 fire and rescue team personnel. Not that anyone’s just sitting around waiting for action. The trio is already working its way through a thick roster of checklists appraising the fitness of its fire engine and medical transport unit. Fuel, oil and tire levels (check), clean sheets and fresh meds (check), computers and all rechargeable equipment must be primed.

“It’s all about a state of readiness,” says Zold, “and we frontload everything like it’s an 8-to-5 shift. There’s always something more we need to do, and of course things can change at any minute. That’s just the nature of the beast. Sleep is a luxury if you can get it, or you may be running calls all night.” By mid-morning there’s talk of an ongoing education class – this one on how to use a chainsaw to clear away fueling debris during wildfires – and Jenkins remains at the station as Zold and 17-year vet Hover fire up a big red machine for a casual cruise toward headquarters; the roar

Left to right: Lee Jenkins, Alan Hover and Ryan Zold of Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue await the next call, whatever it may be. April 2013

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business | A DAY AT THE OFFICE


1993 The year Hilton 17 The average number Head Island Fire & Rescue began operations, as a consolidation of the former Sea Pines Forest Beach Fire Department, the Hilton Head Island Fire District and the Hilton Head Island Rescue Squad.

of fire or EMS dispatches each day.


The number of public education presentations conducted the last reported year.


22,000 Acres of

The number of hits on YouTube for the song “When Fire Strikes, Get Out and Stay Out.” The song was co-written by public education officer Joan Maute.

7 The number of staffed

The number of fire agencies worldwide that have obtained International Accreditation Status from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. Hilton Head Fire & Rescue is one of the 145.

semi-tropical Lowcountry geography Fire & Rescue protects, including sea marshes, creeks, lagoons, forests and beaches.

fire stations: Station 1 (Shipyard), Station 2 (Sea Pines), Station 3 (Port Royal), Station 4 (Hilton Head Plantation), Station 5 (Whooping Crane Way), Station 6 (Queens Folly Road) and Station 7 (Marshland Road).

29 to 35 The

number of personnel on duty each day.


Consecutive hours employees work. Personnel is divided into three shifts that work 24 hours on and 48 hours off.


The average number of incoming calls the Communications Center receives each day. 30

of the engine demanding headphones and microphones to communicate. Then dispatch barks that a 29-year-old woman has taken a fall and needs assistance at a nearby apartment. So Hover hits the emergency lights, siren and gas pedal on Dillon Road and as unrealized childhood fantasies go, all that’s missing is a Dalmatian riding shotgun. Jenkins is right behind in the medical unit and the back-pain victim, who is large-bodied and lives on the third floor without an elevator, is stabilized and comforted as backup personnel arrive to get her downstairs safely for delivery to Hilton Head Hospital. She’s under emergency room care within minutes while Zold and company begin filing incident reports and preparing the transport vehicle for another call that could come any second. Today’s chainsaw demonstration will have to wait. “Just another day at the office,” says Zold. “I’ve learned you have to be fluid in this business, because flexible is just too rigid.” M



The number of South Carolina EMS systems to be enrolled in the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival CARES registry program. Hilton Head is the only one in the state.


Pounds of household hazardous waste from about 1,000 resident drop-offs during the Hazardous Materials Round-up.

87 The number of on-road

vehicles in Fire & Rescue’s fleet.

Ready to move: Lee Jenkins, Alan Hover, Ryan Zold and the rest of the Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue team work 24-hour shifts with 48 hours off.

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The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa


Leading the Way in the Renaissance of Hilton Head Island By J.J. Gourley and Photos by Rob Kaufman and Michael Kleinberg The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa is getting ready to celebrate the unveiling of its much anticipated final phase of renovation, taking place during the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament, presented by WHAT’S NEW: “Everything” Boeing, April RENOVATION COST: 15 – 21, 2013. “$30 Million” It’s been a year DON’T MISS: “View 32 - New outdoor and a half in ocean view bar” the making and MOST MEMORABLE: nothing short of “Main lobby vertical garden & arrival wall” spectacular. According to General Manager, Tim Freisen, “We are thrilled to be raising the bar on luxury accommodations in the southeast and along the Atlantic coast. Through our full property renovation and displaying the latest Westin brand innovations, we are leading the renaissance of Hilton Head Island.”

Before Several Westin brand elements of well-being in travel are being introduced for the first time in the southeast at the resort, including the new main lobby vertical garden, which welcomes guests with elements of nature and the outdoor environment indoors.

Executive Chef Ed Connors has partnered with local fisherman for local dockside fish and shrimp catches for the freshest new menu items.

All of The Westin’s restaurants and bars have been remodeled and include: Splash, a new poolside restaurant; a totally renovated Carolina Café featuring the new Barony Bar; View 32, a brand new outdoor, ocean view terrace-level bar; a lobby Grab & Go café ingredients; and a completely renewed resort signature restaurant, Oceans.

The Westin’s General Manager, Tim Freisen and Executive Chef Ed Connors in the new Carolina Café


Executive Chef Ed Connors has been busy creating locally inspired menus for all of the new dining options. Connors said, “Being able to share my passion and love for creating comfort food in

elegant settings with locally sourced produce, meats and the freshest seafood – caught right here on Hilton Head – is truly inspiring to me. We have partnered with several local fishermen and sourced purveyors representing local farms for fresh chickens and eggs, and some outstanding, locally produced grass-fed meats and handmade sausages. It’s allowing me to take the farm-to-table and local, sustainable foods concept to an entirely different level – all for an extraordinary guest dining experience in all of our new restaurants and catered events.”

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Some Quick Facts  Oceanfront Weddings The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa hosts nearly 100 weddings a year, most of which are destination weddings. The Westin was recently voted, the 2012 Best Wedding Venue by Hilton Head Monthly readers.  Meeting Space The 13,200 sq. foot Grand Ballroom has been totally refreshed with the resort’s coastal color palette featured from chandeliers to carpeting and high tech, digital signage allowing guests to see daily happenings at a glance.

(Clockwise from top): OUTDOORS: All outdoor landscaping, swimming pools and decking have all been renovated. GUEST BATHS: Brand new guest bathrooms equipped with the rainforest, Heavenly Shower™ and dual vanities. GUESTROOMS: Luxurious new guestrooms, with a coastal inspired color palette for furnishings, floor and wall coverings and the signature Heavenly Bed™.

The oceanfront resort’s renewal include 416 new and fully renovated guestrooms and suites, which showcase the latest Westin elements of well-being from the brand’s signature pillars of wellness. One of the finest destinations for meetings and events, The Westin offers flexible meeting space with 21 meeting rooms, including new private dining rooms. All public spaces, main entrance, lobby and resort facilities have also undergone renovation. In addition to all of the exciting transformations that have taken place at The Westin, the redesigned lobby also features a customized front desk design with check-in and concierge pods that allow for personal guest interaction and signature Westin well-being in travel elements throughout all public areas. The Westin innovative brand programs and instinctive service is transforming every aspect of a guest’s stay into a revitalizing experience at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa that you simply have to experience for yourself.

Featuring unique new lighting fixtures throughout the resort and meeting spaces.  The Heavenly Spa One of the country’s Top 100 Spas and the #1 Spa in South Carolina by Spas of America, The Heavenly Spa is a destination in itself.

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This one’s for the

LADIES It’s National Financial Literacy Month. And if you’re a woman, it means big things.


INANCIALLY ILLITERATE? IT SOUNDS GRIM. For a generation without the safety net of corporate pensions, and tasked with making critical investment decisions for themselves and their families, insufficient financial education can lead to poor financial and investment choices. These bad choices have implications that last a lifetime. The national scope of this problem led the U.S. Senate to recognize the importance of financial literacy for all Americans and pass Resolution 316, officially designating this month as National Financial Literacy Month. In plain English, financial literacy means individuals must have skills to make informed and smart decisions about money they earn or inherit, identify present and future needs, and understand how to effectively save, grow and manage that money to meet those needs. It requires a basic understanding of capital markets, the ability to project current earnings and savings to reach specific goals like college costs and retirement, budgeting skills, and a grasp of the fundamental principles of investment. Women face some particular challenges. They earn less money


than men and spend less time in the workforce, primarily the result of leaving to raise families and care for aging parents. How much progress have we made toward greater parity? Well, in 2004 when National Financial Literacy Month was declared, women earned 76.6 cents for every dollar men earned. Today, nearly a decade later, it’s 77 cents. This translates to less retirement savings and a greater risk of a shortfall as women age. In recent years and through educational initiatives, nonprofit organizations such as WISER (Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement) have recognized the unique challenges faced by women of all ages, and provided help to women to achieve financial literacy and learn successful money management. There are some bright spots, though. Today, the majority of college graduates are women. They account for close to 50 percent of the workforce, and play increasingly dominant roles in society as mothers, professionals, entrepreneurs, politicians, grandmothers and surviving spouses. A recent survey of 1,400 households by Prudential Financial found that, in more than half, the woman was the primary

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breadwinner. According to the Federal Reserve, women now control 51.3 percent of all wealth in the United States; by 2020 that number is projected to grow to 66 percent. Here is our short checklist for Financial Literacy Month. Save Save Save. Pay yourself first each paycheck, even if it’s a small amount. If you are working and have access to a 401k plan, contribute at least enough to get a company match. Saving is a habit; investing the time to develop it may be the best investment of all. Have a better understanding of risk. If you move from the basic fixed investments like guaranteed

accounts and CDs, you need to understand risk and how strategies like balance and diversification can help to minimize it. We know that financial markets can swing wildly on their way to their ultimate returns; more money is lost through bad investment decisions than from bad investments. Before you choose investments, choose the right account. There are 401(k)s, IRAs and Roth IRAs for retirement savings, 529 plans and Coverdell accounts for educations, annuities for tax deferred savings, and of course, regular savings and investment accounts. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of

A woman’s best protection is a little money of her own.

-Clare Boothe Luce

each, match your goals to the proper type of account and focus your efforts. Make financial literacy an ongoing effort. Be selective. The giants of investment and finance like Malkiel, Bogle, Lynch, and Buffett have made their experiences available to us in plain English. Learn from them. Be wary of fear and greed. They trip up even the most experienced investors. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. There is an overwhelming amount of investment and financial information out there, including Internet sources, which can be conflicting, confusing, and often outright wrong. You may want to work with an advisor or financial planner; just be sure you understand that conflicts of interest are rife, and that different advisors have varying levels of legal duty to their clients.

Understand Your Social Security benefits. Yes, it has problems. We know that benefits and eligibility must change over time. However, Social Security remains a critical part of retirement planning for most Americans, and there are choices to make as to when and how to take benefits that have an enormous impact on your future retirement. M Gloria Harris is director of client services and Steven Weber is the senior investment advisor for The Bedminster Group, a registered investment advisor providing investment management, estate and financial planning services. The information contained herein was obtained from sources considered reliable. Their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. The opinions expressed are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those from any other source.

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business | greenbug

Breed ideas, not bugs

Local entrepreneurs form Greenbug, and with the help of the Don Ryan Center for Innovation, they’re changing your backyard.


By Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer

ometimes inspira­ tion is just the start of something big, and all it needs is the right encourage­ ment and support. Just ask Dan and Louise Hodges. The Hodges family moved to Beaufort from Charlotte in 2007, with their two daughters, Hunter and Ellen. They formerly owned a landscape design/construction business and relocated to the coast to cater to the second homeowner market. But their timing couldn’t have been worse. It was the beginning of the economic crisis, and their business began to suffer. They started brainstorming new business ideas while learning to adapt to the coastal environment. Given their background in landscaping, they couldn’t help but notice the relative absence of outdoor living spaces as compared to their home in Charlotte. “People don’t utilize their backyards as much here, and I don’t think it’s because of the heat,” says Louise. “It’s because of the bugs.” And right there, that was the moment of inspiration. The Hodges wanted to find an all-natural, safe solution to combat outside and inside pests. Thorough research zeroed in on cedar, which is deadly to pests yet harmless to 36

humans, animals and the environment. They hired a chemical engineer and created a proprietary formula, which is University tested and proven 100% effective in killing pests. They called their new venture Greenbug. Louise came up with the name and trademarked the eco-friendly products for people and pets, indoors and outdoors. The moment on inspiration had yielded a business, but the Hodges knew the Lowcountry wasn’t just home to bugs; it was home to one of the finest business incubation tools around. Last year, the Don Ryan Center for Innovation, a collaboration between the Town of Bluffton and the Clemson University Institute for Economic and Community Development, accepted Louise and Dan Hodges as new innovators. The Don Ryan Center links innovators to intellectual property, technology evaluation, product development services, seed financing, business mentorship, corporate relationships and recruiting. The center’s philosophy is simple: the better the idea, the faster you need to get it to market. While working with the Don Ryan Center, Dan and Louise pitched their revolutionary invention to its Board of Directors, an

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The Don Ryan Center for Innovation, located in the first floor of the CareCore building in Bluffton’s Buckwalter Place.

injector system that integrates their formula with existing irrigation systems. They have a provisional patent on the Greenbug Injector System that distributes the Greenbug formula everywhere water is directed, creating an inhospitable environment for pests to breed. The formula is EPA-exempt and does not require a professional license to apply. It’s also harmless to beneficial creatures such as butterflies, honeybees, and ladybugs. The result? Pest-free landscaped areas and happy outdoor enthusiasts. Both Louise and Dan are working with landscape professionals to install and service the injector systems, giving the landscape companies opportunity to sell the all-natural product and create revenue for their businesses. They already have landscape partners from Savannah to Charleston, and more landscaping companies are signing up. With the help of the Don Ryan Center for Innovation, the Hodges hope to sell their patent-pending Greenbug Injector Systems internationally. “Working with the Don Ryan Center has been amazing. They have opened doors we couldn’t have opened, provided legal and financial advice and given us the jumpstart we needed to grow our company.” Started in January of 2012, Greenbug now has more than 14,000 customers including homeowners, professional pest control operators, property managers and landscape professionals, is sold in more than 130 retail locations and has a growing online presence. And it all started with that one moment of inspiration. M April 2013

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business | ON THE MOVE

SHARE YOUR GOOD NEWS To submit briefs, personnel updates and announcements, email with the subject line “On The Move.”






Colleton River Plantation Club introduced its new general manager and chief operating officer, Timothy Bakels. Bakels comes to Colleton River from Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, New Jersey, where he served as the General Manager and COO for the past seven years. Tiffany Rice has joined Seacoast Insurance as an insurance agent and broker. A graduate of Lander University with a bachelor of arts in mass communication, Rice has been in the insurance industry for the last four years.

BrightStar Home Health Care announced the promotion of Jill Ulicny to administrator of the South Carolina office. Ulicny, a Certified Senior Advisor, has over five years experience in the Home Health Care Industry. Kathy Deringer is the new primary care/post-acute care territory manager for THA Group in Bluffton, Hilton Head Island, and the surrounding area. Deringer brings over ten years’ experience in sales and marketing to THA Group. Vikki and Frank Salari have joined




Keller Williams Realty. Vikki has been a Realtor in North Carolina and South Carolina for a total of 12 years, with several of those years serving as a broker in charge. Frank has a total of 20 plus combined years in the real estate and mortgage industries, holds real estate licenses in North and South Carolina, and is a designated short sales and foreclosure resource specialist. Gateway Realty announced the addition of Chris Wray. Wray specializes in listing and selling residential property on

three join schembra Brian Kinard, REALTOR® has joined Schembra Real Estate Group, Inc. Originally from Houston, Texas, Kinard has spent the past 14 years as a captain and skilled negotiator in the maritime industry with emphasis on private yachts, commercial ships, and tugboats. Lisa Fleming, REALTOR® has joined Schembra Real Estate Group, Inc. Fleming has been a co-owner of WaterDog Outfitters Kayak, hike and bicycle touring company for the past 16 years. Fleming’s passion for Hilton Head has lead her to join the Schembra Real Estate Group, Inc. TJ Heffner, REALTOR® has joined Schembra Real Estate Group, Inc. Heffner grew up on Hilton Head and Daufuskie Islands. After school, he relocated to the La Jolla, Calif. area and worked in the property management business and continued in this business on Hilton Head Island after returning to the Lowcountry. All three new hires will be focusing on islandwide real estate sales at his Shelter Cove Plaza office, 843-785-2452.

Daufuskie Island and in Bluffton, and his community involvement includes Hilton Head Island Rec Center, UPWARD Basketball and the Beaufort County Board of Elections. Tiphany Jackson joined Gateway

Realty as marketing and media director. Jackson formerly worked with The Melrose Company, Nationsbank, J. Banks Design, and Pink Magazine. Trina Grecco joined Gateway Realty as a realtor and executive assistant to Gateway’s Lowcountry Team. Grecco spent seven years with Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty as a realtor and office manager. Corenza Vaughn has joined the

Sun City Hilton Head Community Association as the safety and standards

director. Vaughn spent nine years with Pulte Homes, the developer of Sun City Hilton Head, in various sales, development and management roles. During her time at Pulte, Vaughn had her hand in developing and managing three communities and was instrumental in the construction of Sun City’s dog park and nature trail. Jean Woods has joined The Alliance Group Realty located in the Fresh Market Shoppes on Hilton Head Island. Woods has earned her SFR designation, which uniquely qualifies her to handle short sales and foreclosures. Prior to entering the real estate business, she was in the medical field as an RN, executive director of skilled nursing and assisted living on Hilton Head, and executive director of Hospice of the Lowcountry.

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ON THE MOVE | business

Gardenias celebrates one-year anniversary

Chris Donelson has recently joined Covert Aire as the director of accounts management. Donelson served in the U.S. Army as an Airborne Ranger from 1988 to 1991 and since then has worked in the fields of marketing and sales and has owned several small businesses in the Lowcountry. Donelson will serve as the executive account manager for all commercial, industrial, refrigeration and healthcare customers.


Gardenias, a division of Circle of Life, recently celebrated a year in business offering beautiful plants and florals. Pictured below, Leslie Claus Van Hise, Coryn Heird, Nancy Heird, Angela Mandigo and Rob Anthony show that they’re a hands-on business.

Haig Point Golf Club, located

on Daufuskie Island, again has received recognition as one of the “Best in State” by Golf Digest for 2013-14, according to a nationwide survey of more than 1,000 panelists released this month. Designed by renowned architect Rees Jones and opened in 1986, Haig Point, was rated No. 19 in South Carolina.

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business | ON THE MOVE

Hilton Head University What’s in a name? Entrepreneur Brad Wilson, a newly transplanted Hilton Head Island resident from Ohio, and Mike Novitski, a wellestablished local graphic designer, believe there’s a lot of value in the name Hilton Head Island and have taken it to the next level by teaming up to launch a new line of “university-branded/ island lifestyle” apparel – “Hilton Head Island University™ that they believe will become a popular clothing line on the world wide web. According to Wilson, their new website, will be a reflection of the lifestyle of the island as it appeals to every age group, from toddlers to young couples and boomers. “We hope the website and our Facebook page will become a vibrant on-line community where folks can share their experiences and stories while the clothing will be worn proudly back home and promote our island even more around the world” says Wilson.


Colleton River Plantation Club executive chef Robert Wysong will be included among the top chefs featured in the inaugural edition of “Best Chefs America.” The editors at “Best Chefs America” interviewed more than 5,000 chefs in order to determine who they consider the most talented, most exciting and most influential chefs in the U.S. Wysong’s commitment to culinary excellence and exceptional reputation among his peers helped secure his inclusion in this comprehensive, peer-reviewed guide that will feature a foreword by acclaimed food writer Michael Ruhlman.

Scott Mallon of H & H Auto has been named 2012 BNI chapter member of the year for The Island Business Alliances Chapter, Hilton Head. During 2012, Mallon provided 101 referrals to members of his chapter, which is ranked ninth in the world. The Fred Astaire Dance Studio Hilton Head / Bluffton took home

the Top Studio Award for the southeast region at the 35th annual Fred Astaire Regional Seminar. The Top Studio award is for those who excel in the overall performance of their studios. Owners are Sandro Virag and Armando Aseneta.

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Kevin Mullane of Silver Oak

Transportation recently attended the International LCT Show in Las Vegas. The LCT Show in conjunction with the National Limousine Association is the biggest convention for limousine, charter, and tour operators. Nancy Dietze, owner of Virtually Yours Admin Services, recently attended a Virtual Assistance League retreat in Orlando. The mission of the VA League is to help virtual professionals create and sustain the kind of meaningful relationships that will help them grow professionally and personally.

The Greenery Inc. and its

employees recently celebrated its 40th anniversary of serving the Lowcountry’s landscaping needs. The Greenery was first established on Hilton Head Island in 1973 by Ruthie and Berry Edwards when they bought a small nursery with a staff of six employees, a couple of old pickup trucks and the desire to do something different. Since then, it has grown to 600 employees at the height of the season, serving customers on the island as well as Bluffton, Beaufort, Hardeeville, Savannah and Charleston with its residential and commercial landscape services. In addition, The Greenery recently earned

affordables apparel Zack Kelly announces the opening of a brand new location of Affordables Apparel in the Fresh Market Shoppes. Kelly took over The Lowcountry staple known as Affordables in March of 2012, and now sits as the CEO and President of the company. He formerly served as a principal with Links Wealth Management, Andrew D. Lee and Company from January of 2009 and was president of Kelly Companies from 20062012. He is also an alumni of East Carolina University Class of 2003 with a BS in Political Science.

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hilton head lexus Hilton Head Lexus announces a brand new, state-of-the-art, 20,000-square-foot dealership to Beaufort and Jasper County residents. Located off of S.C. 278 at 540 New River Parkway in Hardeeville, Hilton Head Lexus officially opened its doors in Jan. 2013. The three-acre site construction began in Feb. of 2012, creating employment opportunities for more than 50 workers and exceeding $6 million in cost.

the Grand Award in the 2012 Environmental Improvement Awards Program sponsored by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET). The landscape company won the program’s highest national award for its impressive commitment to environmental stewardship at Palmetto Bluff.

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Hampton Lake’s food and beverage operations, including Backwater Bill’s restaurant and the club’s event venues, will now be operated by Ryan and Leah McCarthy, owners of Downtown Catering & Events and The Downtown Deli. The McCarthys have owned and operated The Downtown Deli and Downtown Catering & Events for 10 years, and have nearly 25 years of collective experience in restaurant catering and event operations. They reside locally and are very active in a variety of area civic organizations. 42

NEW NAMES AND LOCATIONS RS Services has changed its name to Coastal Shores Landscape and Property Maintenance. Coastal Shores, formerly RS Services, has been serving the Lowcountry since 2002. Owners Rob and Jessie Shrieve began Coastal Shores as a landscape maintenance company. Through the years they have added many complimentary services in an effort to provide customers with a one-stop shop for all of their property maintenance needs. Coastal Shores’ services include landscape maintenance; irrigation; sod rejuvenation; drainage; plant, tree, and flower installation; landscape lighting; pressure washing; roof and gutter cleaning; janitorial services; and many general handyman services. Import Service of the Lowcountry is excited to announce its new location in Riverwalk Business Park. Founded on Hilton Head in 2003, they special-

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Cirafesi heads ombra marketing Lauren Loadholt Cirafesi has been named head of marketing and advertising/director of Ombra Cucina Rustica, an upscale Italian restaurant located in The Village at Wexford. She is a native of Hilton Head Island and a graduate of Hilton Head High School. She attended the University of South Carolina and was previously an insurance broker on the island. She is also the proud mother of five boys. She and her husband Chef Michael Cirafesi opened their new restaurant, Ombra in November 2012.

ize in the service and repair of BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Mini, and Saab. Their technicians have more than 90 years of working on European Imports. 843-645-7717 Owner Cesar Luna introduces Green Moon, the landscaping company which is focused in giving the best lawn care service to their customers. Now serving residents of Hilton Head Island as well as their current Savannah, Tybee and other accounts in surrounding areas. Luna brings more than 6 years of experience fulfilling property needs as a project manager in Miami, Fla. Long-time Bluffton resident Kellie McCann announces the grand opening of Kellie McCann Photography at her new historic Downtown Bluffton studio location. McCann has been photographing families in the area for over 14 years. Kellie is a graduate of the School of Photographic Arts & Sciences at RIT(Rochester Institute of Technology). She has over 20 years of experience in the field combined as both a photojournalist and portrait photographer. To celebrate the grand opening, Kellie is offering a complimentary family, individual, child, or pet portrait session, either on location or at the studio. M April 2013

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health | YOGA





Youthful NEW GENE


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MMA ANNUNZIATA GETS EXCITED TO GO TO SCHOOL ON YOGA DAYS. ON A TUESDAY MORNING, SHE CAN BE SEEN RUNNING INTO THE YOGA ROOM AT HILTON HEAD ISLAND SCHOOL FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS AS HER MOM TARA TRIES TO KEEP UP. As part of the early morning yoga club, Emma is one of up to 15 children who join school counselor Colleen Kowal twice a week before school. Tara Annunziata said she enrolled Emma in the club to “relax her and to get ready for a big day at school.” For Emma, it’s a chance to exert some energy before she hits the books in the classroom. “Yoga can help kids improve focus and memory,” Kowal says. “The idea is that if they can take what they’re learning in the yoga class and apply those skills in the classroom and in their lives, that’s the end goal.” Kowal does the club class twice a week, then works with small groups and classrooms regularly. The club and classes teaches students how to cope with the daily stresses they encounter at school and at home. “It is a different approach than what we experience in adult classes,” Kowal said. “I have a lesson plan




template that I use for almost every class... Like every other lesson you have in the classroom.” For example, in March, the theme of all of Kowal’s classes was coping with stress. “Almost all kids are dealing with stress,” Kowal said. “If you think about the adults, we’re stressed…We don’t know that our kids are picking up on it, but they do. It’s good for them to be able to practice skills now for identifying when they’re stressed, and being able to express that, and being taught skills to be able to cope with those feelings.” Unlike an adult class, a children’s yoga class is playful. When the children do a pose such as downwardfacing dog, they howl. During the mini cobra pose, they hiss. Kowal changes the routine to match classroom lessons, too. When they do a triangle pose, the children count the triangles they see. Kowal decided to start the classes after she experienced some help from yoga in her personal life. Kowal took a children’s yoga certification course and brought it into her counseling efforts at the school. “It’s a growing, evolving program,” she says. The principal provided a room for the classes and some basic equipment including mats, blocks and sachets. “The principal has been really supportive.”

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“Almost all kids are dealing with stress. If you think about the adults, we’re stressed…We don’t know that our kids are picking up on it, but they do.” Colleen Kowal While there are some controversies surrounding the practice of yoga in schools — including a California lawsuit claiming a school was bringing religious practices into the classroom with yoga — Kowal says the practice benefits the children. “As an educator for 30 years, I’m very sensitive to the beliefs of others,” Kowal says. “Character development and respect and tolerance for one another, I don’t see any of those qualities as specific to any religion.” Kowal says she’s careful not to use the Sanskrit terms in the class and to really focus on the lessons and objectives she plans for each class. Jaime Patillo, a pediatric occupational therapist in the Lowcountry and yoga instructor at Ganesha’s Place in Savannah, uses similar methods to teach yoga to her students and clients. “I’ve been a pediatric occupational therapist almost my entire career, and when I started doing yoga, I just started incorporating it into my therapy with the kids,” Patillo said. Patillo teaches classes in six-week sessions in Savannah with themes such as Star Wars or animals. The 46

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children would practice the pose, play with the pose and make a craft to bring home that reminded them of the pose. For example, when the children learn the frog pose, they hop while in the position and make ribbit sounds. At the end of the class, the students made frogs to bring home. All children, including those with special needs, can benefit from the lessons that can be taught through yoga, Patillo says. “In all the ways adults benefit, kids benefit as well. So you have your physical benefits like strength, coordination and flexibility,” she said. “Then you have the other benefits like breathing. Teaching a kid to use their breath to either energize or to calm, to help deal with stress. Our kids are stressed. School is stressful. Tests and making friends and fitting in, all those things are stressful.” Patillo says she tries to keep the classes active and exciting for her students, but she also makes sure to teach stillness. “We all need to be still at times. You have to slow down in order for renewal, to re-energize to let our emotions settle, to deal with stress, to find that happy place inside,” she says. M

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Top Lawyers OF THE Lowcountry

The Area’s Top Legal Minds | 127 Peer Review Rated® Attorneys


o compile a list of top area lawyers, we invited LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®, the company that has long set the standard for peer review ratings, to share their list of local lawyers who have reached a high level of ethical standards and professional excellence.


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ABOUT THE LIST: Generations of lawyers have relied on LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® as the authoritative resource for information on the worldwide legal profession. With a history spanning 140 years, the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Network is powered by a database of over one million lawyers and law firms in over 160 countries. Thousands of people use the network every day to find local attorneys, confirm their credentials and select firms that provide services for their personal and professional legal needs. To create this list of Top Lawyers in Beaufort County, LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® tapped its comprehensive database of Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rated lawyers who achieved a rating for their ethical standard and legal ability. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are driven by the confidential opinions of lawyers and members of the judiciary who receive invitations from LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®, via an online survey or by mail, to provide reviews of lawyers of whom they have professional knowledge. Peer Review Rated lawyers are not required to have a paid listing on Lawyers.comSM or®. To learn more about Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, please go to These lawyers can be found online at and®, in the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory in print and CD-ROM formats, and online through the LexisNexis® services and at®. R O B E RT W. A C H U R C H I I I Howel l , Gi bson & Hug hes , P. A . DA L E E . A K I N S A k i ns L aw Fi r m LLC G R E G O RY M . A L F O R D A l ford L aw Fi r m , LLC R I C H A R D B. A L L E N Fra ser & A l len , LLC A RT H U R F. A N D R E W S Fi nger & Fra ser, P. A . R O B E RT J. A R U N D E L L Mi n or, Ha ig ht & A r u n d el l , P.C. MELISSA AZALLION McNa i r L aw Fi r m , P. A . R A L P H V. B A L D W I N J R . R al ph V. Ba ld w i n , LLC Attor n ey at L aw REGINA M. BANIS L aw O f f i ce of R eg i na M . Str i ck roth, L LC JOSEPH RANSOM BARKER McNa i r L aw Fi r m , P. A . S A M U E L C. B AU E R Bau er Metro L aw Fi r m , P C D E A N B R I T TO N B E L L L aw O f f i ces of Dean B. B el l , LLC JA MES FREDERICK BERL L aw O f f i ces of Jam es F. B erl , P C W I L L I A M L . B ET H E A J R . Attor n ey At L aw


Steven G. Janik

teven G. Janik is the founder and Managing Partner of Janik L.L.P., a small firm with a national practice, having offices in Hilton Head, Cleveland, Ohio, and Newport Beach, California. Steve graduated from Denison University in 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, having majored in economics. He was actively involved in the Denison Campus Government Association, a member of the Board of Directors of the American Shorin-Ryu Karate Association and a two-year AllConference selection in football. Steve obtained his Juris Doctorate from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1975, and thereafter served as law clerk to the Honorable Thomas D. Lambros, Chief Judge of The United States District Court for The Northern District of Ohio. Upon completing his clerkship, Steve

entered private practice, and on Sept. 1, 1988, founded Janik L.L.P. Janik L.L.P. enjoys an “AV” rating, the highest rating available to law firms, by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, has been selected as one of the “Best Law Firms for Insurance and Personal Injury Defense” by Best Lawyers and U.S. News and World Report, and has been selected as an “All Star Go-To Law Firm” by Corporate Counsel magazine for their representation of Fortune 500 clients. Steve is listed in “Best Lawyers In America” and “Super Lawyers” for commercial, insurance, and personal injury litigation. He is admitted to practice not only before the Courts of South Carolina, but also before the Courts of Ohio, California, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.

Janik L.L.P. 5 Office Way, Ste. 100 | Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 843-715-9311 |

JACK H. BIEL L aw O f f i ce of Jack H. Bi el , P. A .


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Dale Akins Experience Counts


Mr. Akins believes that the most rewarding part of being a lawyer is the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of others.


ale Akins is a trial lawyer licensed in all state and federal courts in South Carolina and Georgia, and he has provided legal services in the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire for over 20 years. Mr. Akins has earned a reputation for excellence and integrity among his colleagues, opponents and clients. Mr. Akins focuses on serious personal injury, wrongful death and insurance issues. He has handled hundreds of cases and has a great deal of experience both in and out of the courtroom. The Akins Law Firm offers clients rigorous representation and personalized focus and attention.

Mr. Akins graduated from Furman University in 1988 and earned his law degree from Mercer University in 1991. He has practiced in Beaufort County since that time. He and his wife, Sally, have lived in Rose Hill since 1994. Sally is also an attorney who practices in Savannah, Georgia. Mr. Akins has been very active in various Bar Associations, both statewide and nationally. He has been rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell, which indicates he possesses the highest level of skill and ethics as determined by his colleagues and peers. He has also been selected as a South Carolina Super Lawyer in the Plaintiff ’s counsel category, and he has lectured on several occasions as part of continuing legal education programs. He is a South Carolina certified mediator. Last year, he was made an Associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates after having been found to “possess the requisite skill, integrity and experience in the special art of advocacy to qualify for this rank.” Mr. Akins is very pleased and humbled to have made the 2013 LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell list of Top Lawyers in South Carolina.

Akins Law Firm LLC Post Office Box 1547 | 6 Johnston Way, Unit A | Bluffton, South Carolina 29910 843- 757-7574 | fax 843-757-7601 | |

Court Admissions • South Carolina Bar • United States District Court District of South Carolina • State Bar of Georgia • Georgia Court of Appeals • Georgia Supreme Court • United States District Court Southern District of Georgia • United States District Court Northern District of Georgia • United States District Court Middle District of Georgia • United States Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit • United States Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit

Professional Affiliations • American Board of Trial Advocates, Southeast Georgia Chapter • Certified South Carolina Circuit Court Mediator • Former Member of the House of Delegates to the South Carolina Bar • Current Member of the American Association for Justice • Current Member of the South Carolina Association for Justice • Current Member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association • Permanent Member of the United States Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference • Current Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum • Former Member of the Commission on Lawyer Conduct for the Supreme Court of South Carolina • Formerly served on the South Carolina Commission on LawyerPhysician Relations • 2011 South Carolina Super Lawyers • 2012 South Carolina Super Lawyers April 2013

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TOP LAWYERS ST E P H E N ST UA RT B I R D Bi rd , Cof i eld & Mo i se, LLC DAV I D S. B L A C K Howel l , Gi bson & Hug hes , P. A . SE AN MICHAEL BOLCHOZ Ha le & Bolchoz , L .L .C. C H E RY L LY N B OT W I C K L aw O f f i ce of Cher y l L . Bot w i ck


J O H N R . C. B O W E N L aug hl i n & Bowen , P C WILLIAM M. BOWEN Wi l l iam M . B owen , P. A . S U S A N L . (KU S S ) B R A C H Phi p p s & Brach, P. A . W I L L I A M F R E D E R I C K B R AT T Bratt & Bratt , LC THOMA S LEE BROOKS Thoma s L . Brook s , LLC

Susan Brach

G LY N N L I N D S E Y C A P E L L The Cap el l L aw Fi r m , LLC PAT R I C K W. C A R R B er r y & Car r P.C. ST E P H E N E . C A RT E R The Car ter L aw Fi r m W I L L I A M C. C L A R K Clark & Stevens , P. A . M I C H A E L E D WA R D C O F I E L D Bi rd , Cof i eld & Mo i se, LLC D O N A L D C H R I STO P H E R C O L O N G E L I L aw O f f i ce of Dona ld C. Colongel i , L LC C U RT I S L E E C O LT R A N E Coltran e & Wi l k i ns , LLC C A R O L P. C R A M E R Carol P. Cram er, LLC E . J O H N DAU G S John Daug s , P. A . H U TS O N S. DAV I S J R . Bar r y L . Johnson , PA R O B E RT M . D E E B J R . McNa i r L aw Fi r m , P. A . J A M E S D. D O N O H O E L aw O f f i ces of Jam es Day Don ohoe CHARLES E. DUNL AP Attor n ey At L aw H E C TO R F. E S Q U I V E L Jen k i ns & E sq u i vel , P. A . NICHOL AS R . FELIX McNa i r L aw Fi r m , P. A . T E R RY A . F I N G E R Fi nger & Fra ser, P. A . T H O M A S J U ST I N F I N N Fi n n L aw Fi r m P C WILLIAM MICHAEL FOILES Wi l l iam M . Fo i les J. S I M O N F R A S E R Fra ser & A l len , LLC DAV I D P. G E I S Th e L aw O f f i ces of Dav i d Parker Gei s , L LC

Divorce is extremely stressful on everyone in the family!


usan Brach is understanding of her client’s needs and particular situations. She is a proven and effective trial attorney with the experience and knowledge to counsel you to creative solutions in all areas of family law. She is also a certified Collaborative Divorce Attorney, which provides a client centered process and approach aimed at solutions and commitment to reach a comprehensive agreement before going to court. Collaborative Divorce in some cases costs less and reduces the level of stress for all the parties involved. Susan Brach holds a top AV® rating (5 out of 5) issued by Martindale Hubbell, a legal database of lawyers

that have peer review ratings and used by thousands of people to identify and confirm credentials of attorneys, to select those that provide personal and professional services that fit their needs. She is one of seven listed in Martindale Hubbell Bar of Preeminent Women Lawyers in S.C. Susan Brach is a partner in the Phipps & Brach law firm, a practice dedicated exclusively to Family Law. She has more than 23 years of complex litigation and family law experience. She is a certified Family Court Mediator, and is licensed in South Carolina, Georgia, Indiana, and Illinois, and licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Phipps & Brach, P.A. 430 William Hilton Pkwy | Suite 509 Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 843-689-6242 | fax 843-689-6282 |

J A M E S S. G I B S O N J R . Howel l , Gi bson & Hug hes , P. A .


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Novit & Scarminach, P.A. “Proudly Serving Beaufort County community since 1967.�

Charles A. Scarminach, Catherine A. Scarminach, Elizabeth B. Mayo, Daniel A. Saxon and Herbert L. Novit

Over 100 Years of Combined Experience

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Corporate Law Partnerships Limited Liability Companies Corporations

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Residential Real Estate Commercial Real Estate Development Land Use & Zoning Property Owners Association Condo Law

Estate Planning Estate & Tax Planning Probate Elder & Special Needs Law Wills & Trusts

Novit & Scarminach, P.A. 52 New Orleans Road, Suite 400 | Hilton Head Island, SC 29938 (843) 785-5850 |

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TOP LAWYERS D E R E K C R A I G G I L B E RT Gi l ber t L aw Fi r m , LLC C A RY S. G R I F F I N McNa i r L aw Fi r m , P. A . ANTHONY ERIC GRIFFIS Attor n ey at L aw M I TC H G R I F F I T H Gr i f f i th, Sad ler & Shar p EHRICK K . HAIGHT JR . Mi n or, Ha ig ht & A r u n d el l , P.C.

L E W I S J E N K I N S H A M M ET L aw O f f i ce of L ew i s J. Ham m et , PA F R A M P TO N L AW TO N H A R P E R I I Har p er L aw Fi r m , LLC PAT R I C K M . H I G G I N S Howel l , Gi bson & Hug hes , P. A .



R O B E RT W. H O WA R D R ober t W. Howard M I C H A E L J. H O W E L L Th e L aw O f f i ce of Mi chael J. Howel l , PA ED HUGHES Nex sen Pr u et , LLC ST E P H E N P. H U G H E S Howel l , Gi bson & Hug hes , P. A . ST E V E N G. J A N I K Jan i k L .L .P. W I L L I A M G. J E N K I N S J R . Jen k i ns & E sq u i vel , P. A . B A R RY L . J O H N S O N Bar r y L . Johnson , PA DA R R E L L T. J O H N S O N J R . L aw O f f i ces of Dar rel l Thoma s Johnson , Jr. , L LC JOHN M. JOLLEY McNa i r L aw Fi r m , P. A . W I L L I A M W. J O N E S J R . Jones, Si m p son & New ton Profess i ona l A sso c iat i o n M A RY E . J O R DA N L aw O f f i ce of Mar y E . Jordan , LLC M I C H A E L L . M . J O R DA N McNa i r L aw Fi r m , P. A . M I K E J O R DA N Nex sen Pr u et , LLC J O N AT H A N B R E N T K I K E R Ki ker L aw Fi r m SAMUEL L. KIRKLAND Jones, Si m p son & New ton Profess i ona l A sso c iat i o n L I N DA C. K L AT T Attor n ey At L aw K AT H E R I N E F. K L I N E Attor n ey At L aw MICHAEL KEITH KNUDSEN R u th, MacNei l le & Knu d sen , P. A . D R E W A . L AU G H L I N L aug hl i n & B owen , P C K E N H . L E ST E R L ester & Hen d r i x


Patrick W. Carr

ttorney Patrick W. Carr, a partner in the Berry & Carr Law Firm, is one of the area’s most respected litigators and skilled negotiators. His MartindaleHubbell rating is a testament to the fact that peers rate him at a distinguished level for professional excellence. He has served as lead counsel at well over 100 jury trials in South Carolina, covering more than a dozen counties. He has been an invited lecturer at legal education programs focusing on automobile accident litigation and civil litigation techniques. With the Berry & Carr firm, he has focused on serious personal injury and wrongful death and injury cases. “We have represented hundreds of individuals injured physically and psychologically by the negligence of others, and we have achieved signifi-

cant recoveries” says Carr. “We are compassionate to the needs of our clients and aggressive in our pursuit of justice and maximum compensation.” Carr also serves clients in a variety of other cases including products liability and breach of contract matters. Carr attended the Honors College at the University of South Carolina, graduating cum laude, and went on to graduate from the University of South Carolina Law School. Earlier in his career he spent over 10 years with one of the state’s largest law firms representing corporate and insurance clients. “I know how the other side thinks,” says Carr. “That’s what adds to our effectiveness for individual clients. When you need it most we have the ability to really help. At Berry & Carr our motto is: PURSUING JUSTICE…IMPROVING LIVES.”

BERRY & CARR P.C. 2 Spanish Wells Road | Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 843-686-5432 |

A N TO N I A T H E R E S A LU C I A Vau x & Mar scher, P. A .


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Jenkins & Esquivel, P.A.


illiam G. Jenkins Jr., was admitted to practice in 1981 in all South Carolina Courts as well as the Federal Court for the District of South Carolina, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the South Carolina Bar, the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; the South Carolina Association for Justice, and the American Association for Justice. Hector F. Esquivel, is a Lowcountry resident since 1984, and graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia and the University of South Carolina School of Law. Since graduating in 1998, Mr. Esquivel has handled civil and criminal litigation matters has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers

Association since 1999. The firm handles family based immigration matters and represents individuals in removal proceedings. Mr. Esquivel and his firm routinely practice in front of the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission, State and Federal Courts in both criminal and civil matters. Esquivel is fluent in Spanish and both of the firm’s offices are staffed with bilingual assistants. Also on staff is Jose Fuentes. Fuentes received his law degree from Mercer Law School and his undergraduate degree from College of Charleston. He is licensed to practice in South Carolina and Florida. He works out of the firm’s Bluffton office and his practice focuses on personal injury/ wrongful death, worker’s compensation and criminal defense.

Jenkins & Esquivel, P.A. 114 Executive Center | Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 7 Simmonsville Rd. Ste 100-B | Bluffton, SC 29910 843-785-8800 (HHI) | 843-815-3500 (B) |

Thomas J. Finn


ttorney Thomas J. Finn is licensed to practice law in the states of South Carolina, Georgia and Connecticut. Mr. Finn’s practice specializes in litigation matters focusing on construction and serious personal injury cases. For over two decades Mr. Finn has had the privilege of representing numerous homeowners associations and hundreds of single family homeowners who have discovered they have construction problems. Mr. Finn has handled many complex litigation issues including wrongful death and serious personal injury matters. Mr. Finn completed his undergraduate work at Ithaca College in New York. Mr. Finn received his Juris Doctor degree from the Syracuse University College of Law. Mr. Finn also earned a Masters in International Relations from the prestigious Maxwell School of Citizenship and

Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Mr. Finn is proud to have served our country as a Marine Corps Officer. While stationed at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Paris Island, Captain Finn served as Special Assistant United States Attorney, Chief Assistant Defense Counsel and Series Commander. Mr. Finn has tried cases in both the State and Federal Courts in South Carolina and is a member of the South Carolina Association of Justice. Mr. Finn’s experience as a trial lawyer has resulted in other lawyers routinely seeking his advice on litigation matters. Mr. Finn was voted Hilton Head Island’s Best Lawyer in 2011 by the readers of Hilton Head Monthly Magazine. He resides on Hilton Head Island with his wife Anne and two children Justin and Amelia.

FINN LAW FIRM, P.C. 38 D-4 New Orleans Rd. | Hilton Head Island, SC 29938 843-682-3555 |

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MONTHLY’S TOP LAWYERS D O U G L A S W H I TS ET T M A C N E I L L E R u th, MacNei l le & Knu d sen , P. A . A N N E C. M A R S C H E R Fi nger & Fra ser, P. A . W I L L I A M F. M A R S C H E R I I I Vau x & Mar scher K E R RY F. M AT H I S O N Mathi son & Mathi son R O B E RT V. M AT H I S O N J R . Mathi son & Mathi son E L I Z A B ET H B. M AYO Nov i t & Scar m i nach, P. A . S U E L L E N P R I C E M A ZU R O W S K I Su el len Mazu row s k i Attor n ey at L aw JE AN KISER MCCOR MICK Attor n ey At L aw J. O L I N M C D O U G A L L I I McDouga l l L aw Fi r m , L .L .C. R AY M O N D E . M C K AY J R . Attor n ey At L aw M I C H A E L W. M O G I L Mog i l L aw Fi r m

W I L L I A M M . S M O OT Sm o o t & Pi tt s R O B E RT E . ST E V E N S Clar k & Stevens , P. A . DAV I D J. T I G G E S Mc Na i r L aw Fi r m , P. A . B R I A N T. T R E A C Y L aw O f f i ce o f Br ian T. Treac y, L LC R O B E RTS VAU X Vau x & Mar sc h er J O H N C. WAT TS Atto r n e y At L aw JA MES JOHN WEGMANN Mi kel l , We i d n er, Wegman n & Har p er, L LC L A R RY WAY N E W E I D N E R I I Mi kel l , We i d n er, Wegman n & Har p er, L LC J O H N W. W I L K I N S Col t ran e & Wi l k i ns , LLC C H E ST E R C. W I L L I A M S L aw O f f i ce o f Ch ester C. Wi l l iams, L LC JOHN LEONARD WILSON Wi l so n SC L aw Fi r m , PA R I C H A R D ST E V E N S W O O D S Mc Na i r L aw Fi r m , P. A . DA N I E L P. Z W E R N E R Atto r n e y At L aw

GEORGE E. MULLEN Mu l len Wy l i e L .L .C. WA LT E R J O S E P H N E ST E R I I I McNa i r L aw Fi r m , P. A . W M . W E STO N J. N E W TO N Jones, Si m p son & New ton Profess i ona l A sso c iat i o n H E R B E RT L . N OV I T Nov i t & Scar m i nach, P. A . M A R I A B E L B A S PA R K E R L aw O f f i ce of Mar ia B el ba s Parker, PA K E I T H M . PA R R E L L A McNa i r L aw Fi r m , P. A . R U S S E L L P I E R C E PAT T E R S O N R u ssel l P. Patter son , PA WILLIAM R . PHIPPS Phi p p s & Brach, P. A . B R I A N C H A R L E S P I T TS Sm oot & Pi tts J O H N P. Q UA L E Y J R . Q u a ley L aw Fi r m , P. A . B R I A N H A R R I S O N R H AT I G A N Attor n ey At L aw W I L L I A M S. R O S E J R . McNa i r L aw Fi r m , P. A . HARLEY DELLENEY RUFF R u f f & R u f f , LLC R O B E RT G E R A L D S A B L E Mog i l L aw Fi r m NANCY SADLER Gr i f f i th, Sad ler & Shar p CHARLES A . SCAR MINACH Nov i t & Scar m i nach, P. A . J A M E S P. S C H E I D E R J R . Vau x & Mar scher M A RY S H A R P Gr i f f i th, Sad ler & Shar p M A R K S. S I M P S O N Jo nes, Sim p son & New ton Profess i ona l A sso c iat i o n


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April has arrived... T HE HHSO’S MOST POPULAR EVENT, SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS, IS UPON US. This year’s two-night benefit concert features all of your favorite film scores with music by Henry Mancini, John Williams, Rogers and Hammerstein, and the score of the hit Broadway musical and film, “Les Miserables.” Other selections include “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “James Bond,” “Forrest Gump,” “Schindler’s List,” “The Sound of Music,” and “Mission Impossible.” For two evenings, April 9 and 10, 2013, music director and principal conductor, John Morris Russell, will once again lead the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra under a large festive tent at the Coastal Discovery

Museum at historic Honey Horn. “Symphony Under the Stars” provides a very social concert experience. Patrons enjoy dinner with friends at tables of 10 and then relax and enjoy a lively program. Table groups use the concert themes to inspire costumes, table decorations and dinner menus as they compete for a variety of prizes. What a fun way to get into the spirit of this exciting evening! NOTE: Wednesday evening is SOLD OUT! There is still limited availability on Tuesday evening. Call 843-842-2055 today!

See you there!

Mary M. Briggs President & CEO

Don’t miss our SEASON FINALE 8 p.m., Monday, May 6, 2013 Charlie Albright, hailed as being “among the most gifted musicians of his generation,” will solo on piano in this musical and emotional journey along two of Europe’s majestic waterways bring the season to a brilliant conclusion. The concert includes Smetana’s The Moldau, Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor and Schumann’s  Symphony No. 3 in E flat major. See you at the Symphony! April 2013

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HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT THE MAGIC OF INTERACTIVITY. You’re not just watching these pros play a round of golf, you’re witnessing golf history with your own eyes, hearing every clink of a tee shot and smelling the freshly-cut Bermuda grass. And this year, the Heritage takes that interactivity one step further. Instagram a photo of Sir Willie on the course or Tweet how far you’ve walked during the tournament and you could find yourself going viral across the vast social media network of the Heritage. You might even see yourself on the big screen Jumbotron in the brand new Heritage Lawn. It’s an immersive level of fun that makes this year’s Heritage the best ever, and Monthly is paying tribute with a highly interactive Heritage feature. Look for the Layar logo throughout the following pages for videos, special webonly extras and a link to our live Heritage coverage updated constantly throughout the tournament.

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Your interactive Heritage This year, the RBC Heritage isn’t just about showing up, meeting friends, watching some great golf, and trying to tease your hair into that famous Rickie Fowler swoop (admit it). This year, the Heritage has gone interactive with more ways for you to enjoy the tournament than ever before. They’ve done such a good job, in fact, that the Heritage Classic Foundation and Dixon Schwabl have been named a finalist in the Best Use of Twitter category for PR Daily’s Digital PR and Social Media Awards 2012, which honor the best social media campaigns in the country over the past year. So in celebration of the interactive RBC Heritage, we’re twitterpgramming your faceyspace with some of the hashtaggiest ways to enjoy the Heritage like never before.


This past December, local resident John Hollman won two daily grounds tickets in the “RBC Heritage Memories contest” by emailing Sir Willie a story about his grandmother and the early days of the Heritage (portions of his story are presented below). Follow Sir Willie on Twitter and Instagram to share your story next year. Who knows; you might be the next winner.

“…When my grandmother retired at 85 years of age here on the island, I did not want to see her spend her remaining days and years all by herself. Having been out of college for a couple years, I picked up all that I had and moved here permanently. Although my full time job was looking after and taking care of her, my employment was as a teacher and coach at Hilton Head High. She and I would do everything together. “Obviously, some of my fondest memories are each year, when the tournament came around, when the two of us would walk hand-in-hand around the links, enjoy the golf, the golfers, and all of the people and pomp and circumstance the tournament brings. As a high school teach-

er, I have to liken it to the prom. My grandmother would count the days on the calendar till the tournament would arrive. She knew, as did I, that it was a standing date that lasted a week, for us to share in. … although she has been gone for 6 years now, I still make it a point to find a way to get the tournament, walk those very same walks, notice those very same things that she would point out, and often say to myself and out loud, ‘look over there Gram... remember that?’ “The great thing about the cycle of life though is that what we forget as children, we are reminded of as adults when we have children. Even though my grandmother has passed, I am still here and now raising a family of my own. ...” April 2013

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LAWN STARS: In addition to opening a great new venue for socializing at the tournament, the Heritage Lawn lets you rest your feet without missing the action through a massive video board airing live tournament coverage.


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All good options, but this year, you’re going to have a new favorite spot. Anyone used to dodging the massive CBS truck compound along the 16th, 17th, and 18th holes is going to get a pleasant surprise this year. The trucks are gone and in their place is an open space being called the Heritage Lawn. The lawn will include gatherExpo Tent Row ing spots, concessions and premium #1 - Heritage Classic Foundation (10x10) seating. The centerpiece of the lawn,Chamber however, will be the #2 - Town of HHI/HHI-Bluffton Jumbotron, which will broadcast CBS and Golf (10x20) Channel coverage of the tournament, plus air #3 - TBD (10x20) special videos and photos from (10x20) the tournament. #4 - Palmetto Electric Green Power You see Vacations yourself on the big(10x20) screen. #5 - might Blue Green Unlimited #6 - HH Housenight, (10x10the w/boat) And on Boat Saturday Heritage Lawn will be the place to party, as The Headliners take the stage.

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The long and narrow fairways of Harbour Town are notoriously harsh on golfers who can’t keep their hook or their slice under control, but they can be even harsher on your feet. Days spent walking the course, following your favorite golfers or just seeing where the action is, can set even the most athletic walkers’ dogs a-barking. But if you’re going to lace up for a week spent walking the course, you might as well do it for great prizes, right?



If fans see Sir Willie walking the course, they can Tweet or Instagram a photo of him using the hashtag #RBCHeritage. Fans who do so will be entered to win Willie swag. Winners will be announced on social media, and they have to pick up their gear at the Tartan Tent at the tournament.

Scan this page with the Layar app to follow our ongoing coverage during the tournament.

Hilton Head Regional Healthcare has partnered with the Heritage for the Walking Challenge, a healthy and interactive take on the tournament. Stop by the HHRH booth at the Heritage Expo Village for a free pedometer Thursday-Sunday, then get to stepping. If you log 10,000 steps during the tournament you could be one of the lucky winners of a photo with Sir Willie to be displayed on the jumobtron on the all-new Heritage Lawn.

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2013 heritage | PETTERSSON

Hooked on

Harbour Town

RBC Heritage was a favorite for Carl Pettersson, even before he won it. BY LANCE HANLIN



rnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Davis Love III and the late Payne Stewart are just a few of the distinguished players that have slipped on the tartan jacket here over the years. Carl Pettersson added his name to the elite list last year, finishing at 14 under to claim his fifth PGA Tour title and first since 2010.

Pettersson will be back to defend his trophy against the rest of the world’s best players when the 45th RBC Heritage returns April 15-21 to Harbour Town Golf Links. The Swedish born golfer took a few moments to speak with Golfer’s Guide about last year’s domination, his love of Harbour Town and what it feels like to return as the champion.

RETURN OF THE CHAMP: Just two golfers have won the RBC Heritage in back-to-back years. Swedish born golfer Carl Pettersson hopes to become the third when the 45th RBC Heritage returns April 15-21 to Harbour Town Golf Links.


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GOLFER’S GUIDE: You won yourself a tartan jacket last year. Have you put in on since you got it? CARL PETTERSSON: I’ve worn it a couple of times. It’s tough to find something that matches though (laughs). GG: Where do you keep it? CP: It’s just in my closet right now. I might put it in some sort of case in the future. GG: Obviously you got that jacket for winning the RBC Heritage. It looked like we were going to have an exciting finish last year but your run of five straight birdies on the front nine pretty much sealed it. Were you able to enjoy those final few holes, knowing you pretty much had it in the bag? CP: I was once I hit the green on 17. I pretty much knew if I didn’t do anything horrendous I was going to win. But you never know in golf. You still have to concentrate and stay sharp coming in. It certainly was nice playing the last few holes with a five-shot lead. GG: You live just five hours up the road in Raleigh. I assume course conditions are similar to what they are here. Does that give you any advantage? CP: I don’t know. I really enjoy the Harbour Town course. Even before I won there, it was one of my favorite golf courses. Certainly it helps but I don’t know if it gives me any advantage. GG: You’ve come to the Heritage every year since you got your tour card in 2002. What keeps you coming back? CP: My family likes to come. It’s a great family week. Spring in the Carolinas is beautiful and the golf course is always really good. It’s just a great set up. GG: Do you have any favorite places to go or things to do here? CP: We go to a few different restaurants in the harbor there. We usually rent a house and end up grilling and hanging out with the kids like we are at home. GG: This year you return as the defending champion. Your image is going to be on all the badges and programs and people will be paying closer attention to you. How will you handle the added pressure? CP: I think I will be fine. Certainly when you are the defending champion there is a

little bit more media stuff early in the week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Once the tournament starts, it’s all business and everything is back to normal. GG: Are you familiar with our tradition of firing the cannon along with the ceremonial tee shot? CP: Yeah, I am. I’m looking forward to doing that. I’ve never seen it live but I’ve seen it on TV a few times. It should be a lot of fun.

“I’m looking forward to it. I think I speak on behalf of all the PGA Tour players when I say it’s one of our favorite places to go each year.” GG: I don’t want to name any names but I’m pretty sure a couple of defending champions soiled themselves as the cannon went off. Has anybody prepared you for how loud that thing is? CP: (Laughs) No, but I feel pretty confident I will be all right. GG: You have five wins on the PGA Tour. Where does last year’s RBC Heritage win rank? CP: It’s up there because I enjoy playing the tournament so much. It’s nice winning at a place you enjoy coming to. GG: Davis Love III said he has Harbour Town Golf Links figured out. After 11 tournaments here, have you figured this course out? CP: I don’t think so. I did figure it out last year but golf is such a fickle game. Maybe if I win it a few more times I can say that. GG: N.C. State has produced amazing athletes in almost every sport. You are the school’s most successful golfer. Do you take any pride in that? CP: I never really thought of that before. Tim Clark is pretty successful, too. I guess me and him have carried that through the years. GG: You started using a broom-handle putter that anchors to your chest between your

sophomore and junior year at N.C. State. Why did you make the change? CP: I was pretty inconsistent with a short putter. I played a few amateur events with other guys that used long putters and they seemed to roll it pretty good so I tried one. It felt a little weird at first but I practiced with it and became pretty good with it. GG: Did you take to it right away or did it take some time? CP: It took a lot of work. It’s definitely a different way of putting. I put a lot of hours into it. GG: You have called the proposed rule to ban the anchored stroke for long putters a “witch hunt.” Can you elaborate on that? CP: Not really. I’ve been advised not to talk about it. Bad karma, I guess. GG: For a guy like you, who has used an anchored putter for 16 years, how big of an adjustment would it be to switch? CP: It would be weird. We’ll see what happens. I’m certainly happy with the way the tour has gone about this and I support Tim Finchem and the PGA Tour. GG: You made headlines several times last year. Along with winning the Heritage you also took third place at the PGA Championship. For those that don’t know, you were penalized two strokes for tipping a leaf on your backswing. That leaf may have cost you half a million dollars. How do you overcome something like that? CP: It’s just part of the game. When I looked at the video, I did break the rule. It’s hard to argue that. Yes, it is a silly rule and I didn’t realize I did it at the time. I’m over it. I haven’t really thought about it too much lately. GG: Officials in other sports often use the “no-call” at crucial points in the game. In your opinion, is golf too strict with its ticky-tack fouls, like the incident you had at Kiawah? CP: I think so. If I would have realized that I did it, I would have called it on myself. Anytime you have call-ins like that, it’s a little frustrating. That’s just the way our game is. I’ve put it behind me and I took all the positives away from the PGA instead of thinking about that. April 2013

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GG: Speaking of positives, it was your best finish in a major. It turned out to be a good year for you in the Palmetto State. Would you agree? CP: Yeah. South Carolina was great to me last year. I hope it continues to be. GG: Do you feel it’s only a matter of time before you win your first major? CP: I don’t know. It’s not like I’ve been knocking on that door. I’ve only had a couple of top 10s in majors. That said, if I’m playing well, I feel I can compete with anybody. GG: You became an American citizen

last year and now have dual citizenship. Do you consider yourself Swedish or American? CP: I consider myself more American. I was born in Sweden, we moved to England when I was 10 and then when I was 15 we moved to Greensboro, North Carolina. I’ve spent the majority of my life in the U.S. and feel at home here. GG: Three countries in 15 years is moving around quite a bit. Could that have helped you in your professional life? CP: I think so. I’ve not been scared

of change or traveling. It was a positive thing — growing up, moving around, dealing with different stuff. GG: Do you have any particular goals for the future? CP: Actually, I don’t set many goals. I just try to improve my game each year. We’ll see what happens. GG: We wish you the best of luck and look forward to seeing you here soon. CP: Thanks. I’m looking forward to it. I think I speak on behalf of all the PGA Tour players when I say it’s one of our favorite places to go each year. M

FIVE AND COUNTING: Defending RBC Heritage champion Carl Pettersson has won five times on the PGA Tour, making him Sweden’s joint most successful player alongside Jesper Parnevick.


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WILMOT | 2013 heritage Scan this page with the Layar app to see Steve Wilmot’s greeting to this year’s RBC Heritage presented by Boeing.

Man of the hour Tournament director Steve Wilmot — the driving force behind the RBC Heritage.


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UT TO 27 YEARS LATER, AND HE IS NOW A WALKING ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GOLF, AND CLOSE PERSONAL FRIENDS WITH SOME OF THE GAME’S BIGGEST NAMES. Sir William Innes may be the official mascot of the RBC Heritage, but Steve Wilmot is its driving force, and since taking over as tournament director in 1997, he has taken a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of credit. He has guided the tournament through dark times (the bankruptcy of WorldCom in 2003 and Verizon’s exit in 2011). He has been there through good times (the purse has more than tripled since 1997 and $23 million has been donated to local charities since his arrival). With the 45th RBC Heritage just around the corner (April 15-21), Wilmot took a few moments to speak with Golfer’s Guide about the 2013 event and his favorite Heritage memories. GOLFER’S GUIDE: So the 45th RBC Heritage is now just days away. Is this an exciting time for you or a hectic time? STEVE WILMOT: Yes (laughs). Actually, it’s a wonderful time. People have no idea the time, effort and hours put in not just by myself and the staff, but from our trustees and volunteers. Collectively, it’s a team effort to get things done. That’s what I love about the job. From all areas of operation, to food and beverage, to accommodations and marketing – it all kind of comes together. It’s like Christmas. I dread Mondays after the Heritage, I’ll tell you that. It’s like the day after Christmas. GG: You know so many of these professional golfers on a personal level. Do you find yourself rooting for certain guys during tournament week? SW: Yeah, I have favorites. But it’s something I keep to myself. You’ll never see me filling out one of those golf pools. GG: Along those same lines, do you find yourself rooting against any of them? SW: I would never say against. I selfishly sometimes look at what’s best for the tournament. Nothing against anybody that wins the event — that week, they’re obviously the best player in the world. On the other side, you ask yourself, “Who would represent us well?” Do you want 68

one of the top players in the world, or would it be nice to have an RBC guy winning? I’ll ask myself those things. GG: I know several golfers have given you gifts and other mementos over the years. What is the best thing you’ve received? SW: A bottle of tequila from the Gays (Brian and Kimberly). That helped me better than anything else (laughs). Actually, I have gotten several things. A few years ago John Maginnes was walking through the parking lot and said, “Wilmot, this putter isn’t working for me. You can have it.” There has been a lot of stuff like that. GG: The international stars have always been strong supporters of the Heritage. The young American stars seem to be big fans as well. What do you attribute that to? SW: The international players are here for Augusta. We’re in close proximity so they can drive and it’s a different atmosphere. As far as the younger stars go, this Players Amateur (July 8-14 at Berkeley Hall Club) has been good to us. You look at the past winners – Ben Curtis, Bill Haas, Camilo Villegas, Bud Cauley, Brian Harman, Rickie Fowler. Those are some pretty good names. We put on the same show out there for the amateurs like we do here for the professionals and they see that. GG: Technology has improved dramatically over the years but the winning scores of your tournament have not dropped significantly. Why do you think that is? SW: Hitting it farther isn’t going to help here. It’s still a shot-maker’s golf course. You just can’t grip it and rip it. Pete Dye has come in and done a few things the past few years just to take it back to where it was. That’s what the players like about it. It’s just a good old traditional golf course. There are not many of those left out there. GG: The Heritage has such a strong list of former champions. Do you prefer established champions such as Jim Furyk or up-and-coming champions like Brandt Snedeker, who go on to great things shortly after winning your tournament? SW: It kind of works both ways. You look back a couple of years ago, we had Luke Donald and Brandt Snedeker in a playoff. There were a lot of people pulling for Luke Donald, I can tell you that. Then you see what (Snedeker) has done

since then. It’s six of one, half a dozen of the other. Yeah, you like to see guys like Ernie Els and Luke Donald play well but it would also be great to see Rickie (Fowler) or one of the other young guys win it. GG: Hilton Head is far from a party destination but your tournament always turns into one of the coolest parties on the PGA Tour. Where are all those young, beautiful, hip people hiding the rest of the year? SW: I don’t know. We talk about it being the adult Spring Break. Our crowd is getting a little older but they’re golf savvy. We’ve got people that have been coming for 20 or 25 years. We would like for those 30- and 35-year-olds to come for the next 20 or 25 years as well. GG: During that nightmarish two-year title sponsor search, did you ever consider anything drastic like moving the tournament or changing the name? SW: We didn’t want (the PGA Tour) to know that maybe we would have considered a Champions Tour event or any other event. We were approached by the LPGA and one of the match play championship events. There were some drastic changes out there but we really wanted to keep a PGA Tour event. We entertained a lot of different things. GG: I’m sure you’ve watched the tournament from every vantage point. Where is your favorite place to watch the Heritage? SW: Because of what I do during the week, I spend the majority of the time between 15 and 18 because all of our sponsors are there. I also really enjoy being on the first tee. I’d like to be there Thursday morning when the first group tees off. There are a lot of great vantage points — places people don’t even think about like on 5 and 6. GG: You’ve been here since 1986 and have witnessed many significant moments in this tournament. What are your favorite Heritage memories? SW: I was kind of a drinking buddy with Payne Stewart. He will always have a place in my heart. There was the Greg Norman win with Jamie (Hutton) and Make-A-Wish. There is all sorts of stuff. It’s just knowing these players, their wives and kids. Knowing from when they used to run crazy at the Quarterdeck to being husbands and fathers. It’s the relationships. M

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Open Faith Club The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is keeping the faith. BY ROSLYN FARHI



This year NASCAR members will participate with a special afternoon at Hilton Head Christian Academy. For more information, visit

Scan this page with the Layar app to see last year’s Sunrise Service with PGA Golfers Zach Johnson and Kevin Streelman.


Harbour Town Golf Links may be Pete Dye’s masterpiece, but the view from the 18th, as golden sunlight filters through waving grass and dances on the waters of Calibogue Sound, might just be the Lord’s. And as God paints this new dawn over the Calibogue Sound on April 21, the Sunrise Service will commence, leading the faithful in joyous prayer. “It is always truly amazing to me to see so many people, so early in the morning, streaming in to spectator stands and sponsor boxes for what I call the most beautiful and unique worship service on Hilton Head Island,” Paul Cifaldi said. Cifaldi serves as area director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the organization behind this inspiring event for nearly two decades Cifaldi remembers last year’s service, when Zach Johnson was the main speaker and Kevin Streelman and Brooke Pernice were also involved. All PGA participants contrib-

“It’s always truly amazing to me to see so many people... for what I call the most beautiful and unique worship service on Hilton Head Island.” uted prayers, music and stirring messages of faith. Cifaldi promises this year’s Sunrise Service will bring an equally distinguished and inspiring lineup to the event. It was nearly six decades ago when the Fellowship of Christian Athletes formed in Kansas City, Mo., with a mandate to challenge coaches and athletes to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. Today the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has become the largest interdenominational school-based, Christian sports organization in the United States.

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FIRST: Part of the FCA team Chuck Workman, Paul Cifaldi and Aaron Bush. SECOND: Bush and Cifaldi with the Fields of Faith team. THIRD: PGA players Kevin Streelman (left) and Zach Johnson (right) at last year’s Sunrise Service with Brooke Pernice (center) – daughter of Champions Tour Player Tom Pernice. FOURTH: A scene from Hilton Head Huddle, a weekly student-led devotion and prayer before school, with 65 in attendance.

Part of a national charter that began in Kansas City, Mo., nearly 60 years ago, the local board of CFA includes 16 men who are former coaches, professional athletes and businessmen. The four men who coordinate all the events for the FCA are Paul Cifaldi, area director; Mike Brock, South Coastal FCA board chairman; and area representatives Aaron Bush and Chuck Workman. There are two big Heritage events for the FCA. The first is the Sunrise Servivce and the second is the Christian Heritage Breakfast from 7-8:30 a.m. April 16 at Sonesta Resort. Tickets are $25 per person. At this event you will hear a message of faith and fellowship from one of the professional golfers playing in the Heritage tournament. Cifaldi said, “This is a time when we are able to share our faith and fellowship and enjoy good food together. The Christian Heritage Breakfast is expected to have about 600 participants, many of them high school aged students. This is the 17th year this event has been held on Hilton Head and, this year, we expect the same enthusiastic response we’ve had in preceding years.” He adds, “Many thanks to the Heritage tournament director Steve Wilmot and the Heritage Classic Foundation for all their generous and encouraging support through the years to make the Sunrise Service such a success!” Beyond Heritage events, the big CFA event is Week of Champions, June 17-21. Workman, who coordinates the event, said the week “will continue the sports clinic focus on football, soccer, baseball, girls and boys basketball, tennis and golf. Classes will be held at Hilton Head Island High School, Bluffton High School and the Boys and Girls Club of Jasper County.” M April 2013

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2013 heritage | PATRIOTS

A Heritage for heroes

Patriots’ Outpost gives active and retired military the best seat in the house.



HEY’VE RISKED EVERYTHING FOR THEIR COUNTRY, MADE SACRIFICES THAT FEW OF US IN THE CIVILIAN WORLD CAN FATHOM. And with this year’s Heritage, one group of veterans and volunteers is doing what it can to express our gratitude. More than 800 active and retired military men and women and their dependents are expected to gather at the Birdies for the Brave Patriots’ Outpost skybox at the 16th green. This is the fourth year that the local Outpost and its volunteers and sponsors have been offering a place for service personnel to eat, enjoy refreshments and each other’s company in the open air of the stand-alone skybox, which will be adorned with American flags and flags representing the branches of the Armed Services. “It’s designed to thank them for their service to this country,” said Jack Wilson, retired U.S. Navy captain and head of military/community partnerships for the Heritage Classic Foundation. “It’s a magnificent gesture to provide a place for all the military and their dependents to congregate.” Wilson has been spreading the word since mid-January about the Patriots’ Outpost by contacting leaders at area military installations. Wilson’s goal this year is to top last year’s attendance of 558 by 50 percent. After showing their proper military identification, servicemen and women will receive free one-day wristbands to the four-day tournament, which will allow them to come and go on the grounds and stop by the Patriots’ Outpost any time after 11 a.m. There, they 72

will be greeted by hospitality ambassadors, retired military personnel and some employees of CoastalStates Bank, Outpost presenting sponsor, and some of the 12 Outpost volunteers (general sponsor for the Patriots’ Outpost is Berkeley Capital Management, LLC). After a short climb up the stairs — or up a ramp for wounded warriors and baby strollers — they will be perched on the platform that holds up to 85 people where “the view is absolutely terrific,” Wilson said. Food (catered by Skull Creek Boathouse) and non-alcoholic beverages (furnished by Coca-Cola) will await them. (Walmart has donated all the paper goods for the occasion.) Military attendees, who will range in age from early 20s to the mid-60s, will “enjoy the camaraderie to meet their colleagues and to share in their experiences,” said Wilson, a Hilton Head resident since 2001. But, above all, it’s a fun social event for everyone and their families. Randy Dolyniuk, chairman and chief executive officer of CoastalStates Bank, said his Beaufort County-based financial institution didn’t hesitate to get involved as presenting sponsor when asked to do so. “We jumped at the opportunity,” said Dolyniuk, a 32-year Hilton Head resident. “For us, it was the least we could do to support our servicemen and women.” He noted that ever since CoastalStates opened its doors for business in 2004, it has supported the military in a variety of ways. “I really believe we have to give back … that’s the right thing to do,” he said. “To give back to a bunch of fine people.” M

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A Heritage of giving

At the Heritage, the golfers aren’t the only ones aiming for some green.


HERE ARE SOME WHO VIEW THE HERITAGE AS THEIR CHANCE TO GET A THIN ROPE AWAY FROM THE WORLD-CLASS GOLFERS THEY’VE ONLY WATCHED ON TV. THERE ARE SOME WHO VIEW THE HERITAGE AS THE ISLAND’S BIGGEST PARTY, WHERE HOBNOBBING AND GLASS CLINKING CAN HELP YOU CLIMB THE SOCIAL LEADERBOARD. But there are some who view the Heritage for what it truly is — the single most charitable week of the year. Through the Heritage Classic Foundation, the Heritage has been responsible for more than $23 million in donations since 1987. And this year, they’ve found a way to give even more. The Champions Fore Charity program was founded earlier this year with the intention of stretching the amount of money the foundation spends by offering matching funds. It replaces the Tartan Club. “We’re really pleased with the response so far,” said acting chair for this year’s tournament Scott Richardson. He cited a total of $300,000 raised at press time, just two months into the program’s existence. “We’ve brought in a lot of new donors we’ve never had before.” Under the program, if you or your company donate $1,000 or 74

more, you’ll be listed as a patron, and you may designate one of the 109 approved charities (as of press time) to receive your tax-deductible donation, then the foundation will provide a 20 percent match to your donation up to $5,000. You’ll also have the option of purchasing the Heritage Champions Club Credentials package for $850. “You may already be giving to a local charity,” said Heritage Classic Foundation’s Simon Fraser, “but by teaming up with the Heritage Classic Foundation, your favorite charity will get even more.” And as Champions Fore Charity establishes itself as the foundation’s newest fundraiser, it’s most popular fundraiser continues to grow. Birdies for Charity continues to pay out huge to local charities for every birdie scored at the RBC Heritage. You’ve most likely heard from your favorite charity about this already, and hopefully you’ve pledged a few dollars, but in a nutshell: you pledge for your charity a certain amount per birdie, then donate based on the total birdies shot during the Heritage. Last year, the pros shot 1,228 birdies for a total of $379,170 to local nonprofits, pushing the total to more than $3.6 million since 2000. Local charities are usually quick to embrace Birdies for Charity. Pictured, you’ll see The Hilton Head Heroes at their “Heart for

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he Heroes� wine tasting at Jump N Phil’s to kick off their campaign. Sir William Innes joined in the fun along with (kneeling from left to right) Lynn King, Cindy Tuttle and Lindy Russell, and (standing from left to right) Marilyn Healy, Lisa Medford, Paula Wyner, Gregg Russell, Velinda Fisher, Sir Willie, Nancy Kelly, Bill Raisch and Jan Raisch. M

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“I ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO THIS” Fresh off a win at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, Matt Kuchar heads back to Harbour Town Golf Links, a course he’s listed among his favorites on tour. 76

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SCHEDULE | 2013 heritage


WHAT: 45th RBC Heritage, PGA Tour event WHEN: April 15-21

WHERE: Harbour Town Golf Links, Sea Pines Resort; Hilton Head Island

TELEVISION SCHEDULE: The Golf Channel, Thurs.-Fri., 3-6 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 1-2:30 p.m.; CBS Sports, Sat.-Sun., 3-6 p.m. SIRIUS/XM SATELLITE RADIO: Channel 146; Thursday-Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

DAILY SCHEDULE MONDAY, APRIL 15 Pro practice rounds, all day; Parade and opening ceremonies, noon Pro-am presented by Boeing, 11:30 a.m.

TUESDAY, APRIL 16 Pro practice rounds, all day; Coca-Cola Youth Day, 3-4 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 RBC Heritage Pro-Am, all day

THURSDAY, APRIL 18 45th RBC Heritage, first round, all day

FRIDAY, APRIL 19 45th RBC Heritage, second round, all day

SATURDAY, APRIL 20 45th RBC Heritage, third round, all day; Tartan Day Contest and activities, noon-2 p.m.



Church service, 18th green, 7 a.m.; 45th RBC Heritage, final round, all day

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TICKETS NOW ON SALE Tickets for the 45th RBC Heritage can be purchased at or by calling 843-671-2448. Ages 15 and younger are admitted free when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Ticket options are: CLUBHOUSE BADGE: $190. Offers access to the tournament grounds for all seven days of the event. Includes admission to the clubhouse featuring private restrooms and the Heritage Pavilion. Two on-course hospitality venues available with food and beverage for purchase. GROUNDS BADGE: $150. Access to the tournament grounds for all seven days of the event. ARNOLD PALMER PASS: $395. Enhanced ticket booklet grants access to two private entertainment venues. Access to the tournament grounds and clubhouse for all seven days of the event. Admission to two on-course climate controlled venues on holes 15 and 18, Thursday through Sunday. A daily buffet, draft beer, wine and soft drinks included at both venues. Spirits are available for purchase. DAILY TICKETS: Friday and Saturday tickets are priced at $60 each. Thursday and Sundays are $50 each. Access to the tournament grounds. Prices increase $10 per ticket during tournament week. PRACTICE ROUND TICKETS: $35. Access to the practice rounds and Pro-Ams Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of tournament week. Autographs and cameras welcome.

SOUND AND THE FURYK: No one could forget the drama of Jim Furyk’s 2010 sudden-death win in the Heritage.


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Did you know? The PGA Tour has a boy band.

Professional golfers Ben Crane, Hunter Mahan, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson have released two rap videos on YouTube, calling themselves the “Golf Boys.” The group’s original release, “Oh Oh Oh,” racked up more than six million hits and their follow-up tune, Scan this page with the “2.0h,” amassed nearly 700,000 Layar app to see The Golf views after less than 24 hours Boys’ “Oh Oh Oh” online. The latest video features awkward dance moves, dubious costumes (Watson is shirtless, wearing a diaper at one point) and less-than-stellar rapping skills. The tune’s lyrics are about themselves, from the flat bill on Fowler’s hat to Mahan’s grizzly beard. The lyrics also poke fun at other golfers (we got some hot wings at Stuart Appleby’s, you couldn’t hit the side of a Ricky Barnes, I like olives in my Rory Sabbatini, etc.). The foursome released the video as a fundraiser to help provide clean water for the people of Ethiopia. Crane, Mahan and Fowler are expected to be here for the Heritage.

The Greg Norman/Jamie Hutton story has a happy ending.

The Heritage has produced many memorable moments over the years but none are more inspirational than Greg Norman’s come-from-behind victory in 1988 with 17-year-old leukemia victim Jamie Hutton cheering him on. For those who don’t remember, days before Hutton was scheduled for a bone marrow transplant, the Thursday’s Child organization sponsored a trip for Jamie and his mother to fly from Wisconsin to Hilton Head for the Heritage. The group even set up a meeting with Norman, who was Jamie’s favorite player. What was supposed to be a quick hello transformed into an unforgettable weekend. The family was scheduled to leave on Sunday but Norman chartered a private jet so they could watch the final round. After rallying from a fourstroke deficit, Norman needed to make a 6-foot putt for par on the final hole. He told himself, “This one is for Jamie,” and stroked it into the cup. Today, Hutton has defeated cancer and is alive and well in New York.

Pete Dye was once mistaken for a drunken member of the grounds crew.

Legendary golf course designer Pete Dye was raking a bunker on the 13th hole during the very first Heritage in 1969 when he overheard two spectators who were waiting for the players to come through. “Look at this incredible hole that Jack Nicklaus designed,” one of them said. Knowing his wife, Alice, had designed the short par-4 with the island of sand surrounding the green, Dye barked back, “This hole was designed by a beautiful and talented woman.” Dye then heard the other spectator mutter to his friend, “Can you believe the grounds crew gets drunk this early in the day?” April 2013

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2013 heritage | DID YOU KNOW?

Boo Weekley has a secret for no-see-ums. Two-time Heritage champion Boo Weekley loves Hilton Head Island and Harbour Town Golf Links but he’s not a fan of those pesky sand gnats. In 2009 the folksy, self-proclaimed redneck learned from a Seattle golf pro that a few dabs of mouthwash on exposed skin would keep the invisible pests from biting. His first attempt didn’t go so well. “I tried with Scope, but they like Scope,” he said. His second attempt was with Listerine and it worked like a charm. Plus, wearing Listerine comes with added benefits. “It makes me smell good, too.” Weekley said. “And then, if I need some mouthwash, I can just lick it off my arms and I can fix that, too.”

Marian McDuffie is a finalist for PGA Tour Volunteer of the Year. The 85-year-old Sea Pines resident has been volunteering at the Heritage almost half her life, starting with the very first event in 1969. She helps distribute close to 1,000 uniforms for other volunteers at St. Andrew By-the-Sea United Methodist Church on Pope Ave. She also takes turns manning the volunteer tent the week of the tournament and provides snacks and beverages to other volunteers. She is one of five volunteers in the running for the national award.

An alligator makes for one heck of a water hazard Professional golfer Brian Gay and caddie Kip Henley had a memorable run-in with a gator in last year’s tournament. On the 15th hole, Gay’s ball landed near a 10-footer (small by Sea Pines standards) sunning itself on the bank. Before Gay could attempt his fourth shot, Henley used a rake and chased it back into the nearby pond. A scarier encounter happened a few years earlier, when an over-served fan stripped down and jumped into a lagoon on the 10th fairway. After a few water ballet moves, his friends noticed a gator swimming towards him. The fan got away but the alligator kept one of his flip-flops.

State history is behind the tournament’s relationship with Scotland. Charles Fraser decided to build the Heritage’s traditions after researching the South Carolina Golf Club, America’s first golf course and golf club. In 1786 the club was formed and established “Harleston Green” in what is now downtown Charleston. The term “green fee” is thought to have evolved from dues paid by members to maintain the course. While the club is now a memory, its heritage and tradition live on at Hilton Head’s annual professional golf tournament.

BEHIND THE SCENES: Tournament director Steve Wilmot and Sir Willie braved a surprisingly windy afternoon in Harbour Town for our photoshoot, while photographer Rob Kaufman and Popcornoctane head R. Guy Smith captured video and sound. Scan this page to go behind the scenes.


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2013 heritage | GREY GOOSE




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Flying through 18 (or so) holes with...

Grey Goose

We asked a few of Hilton Head Island’s finest bars and restaurants to whip us up a few cocktails inspired by Grey Goose, the official vodka of the RBC Heritage. The results were prettier than a Calibogue sunset and smoother than Ernie Els’ backswing.





REILLEY’S WINE & SPIRITS HERITAGE SOCIAL CLUB THE RED FISH ONE AND DONE • 1 oz. Grey Goose Citron • 3/4 oz. Hendricks Gin • 1/4 oz. St. Germain • Splash of Prosecco

Shaken up and served in a martini glass topped with prosecco and finished with a lemon twist.


FLATBREAD GRILL PEARTINI • 2 oz. grey goose La Poire vodka • 1/2 oz. cranberry • 1/2 oz. pineapple

Mix and serve.

• 2 parts Grey Goose • 1 part fresh-sqeezed lime juice • 1/2 part agave nectar • 5 cubes fresh watermelon • soda water

Combine all ingredients except soda water in a glass with ice & shake. Strain over ice in a tall glass & top with soda water. Garnish with watermelon slice & lime wedge.

• 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce • 1/2 Lemon, queezed

Shake and serve with Grey Goose Vodka and Garnish.

• 1 3/4 oz. Grey Goose vodka • Fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice • Splash cranberry juice

• Green apple, basil & simple syrup • 2 oz. Grey goose pear • Splash pineapple


• 1 12-oz. can V8 juice • 2 Tbsp Montreal Steak Seasoning (Ground in spice mill)



Muddle and shake hard then add a splash of ginger ale.



Salt the rim of a highball glass and fill with ice. Add Grey Goose vodka and grapefruit juice. Float the top with a heavy splash of cranberry juice — do not stir. Garnish with lime wheel.

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GREY GOOSE | 2013 heritage





• 1.5 oz. Grey Goose • 1 oz. Grape Juice • 2 oz. Ginger Ale • 1 Fresh-squeezed lime wedge

Mix and garnish with lime.




• 1.5 oz. Grey Goose Le Citron • .5 oz. Michael’s homemade Limoncello • splash of triple sec

CHARLIE’S L’ETOILE VERTE L’ORANGERIE • 1.5 oz. Grey Goose Orange • Cointreau chilled and served up

Finish with a Grand Marinier floater and an orange slice.


Finish with San Pellegrino Limonata (lemonade). Serve in martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

• 1 oz. Grey Goose Vodka • Splash of Blue Curacao, • Splash of Triple Sec • Splash of Sprite

Shake and pour into a Martini Glass; it is Woody’s version of the Kentucky Cosmopolitan!


• 1 oz. Grey Goose La Poire Vodka • ½ oz. St Germaine Elderflower Liquor

• 1.5 oz. Grey Goose •.5 oz. agave nectar •.5 oz. elderflower liqueur •.5 oz. lemon juice • 1.5 oz. pomegranate juice

• ½ oz. fresh lime juice • 2 oz. club soda

Pour Grey Goose, St Germaine and fresh lime juice over ice in a rocks glass. Top with club soda and garnish with a pear slice.



Fill shaker with ice, add ingredients and shake. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Float 1oz. of prosecco over top. Garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme and a twist of lemon.

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• Grey Goose cherry • Lemonade • Splash grenadine, • Cherry garnish

1.5 oz of Cherry-noir vodka, fill the rest of a highball glass with lemonade (not pink) and a few drops of grenadine for color. Serve in sugar rimmed glass.



SAN MIGUEL’S HERITAGE GREY GOOSE MARGARITA • 1.5 oz. Grey Goose Au Poire Vodka • 1 oz. Triple Sec • 1 oz. Lime Juice • 4 oz. Sweet & Sour Mix

Fill a mixing glass with ice and pour over the ice. Shake well and pour into a salted glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.



Serve over ice and garnish with honeydew melon balls.

• 1/2 oz. heavy creme • 2 oz. white creme de cacao • 1 1/2 oz. raspberry schnapps • 2 oz. Grey Goose

Shake with ice, coat chilled martini rim with cocoa powder.


• 2 oz. house infused local jalapeño grey goose

• 1.5 oz. Grey Goose • Fresh-squeezed lemonade • 1oz. Chambord


• 6 oz. Charleston Bold & Spicy Bloody Mary mix

• 1.25 oz. Grey Goose Citron •.5 oz. St. Germain Elder Flower Liq. • 1 part Orange Juice • 1 part Soda • 1 part Pineapple Juice

Shake, then garnish with a citrus poached shrimp, jalapeño slice, olive, lime wedge & celery stalk.

Stir & Garnish with an Orange, Cherry & Lavender Sprig. Use a golf tee for the orange & cherry.


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SALTY DOG’S GREY GOOSE PEARITAGE COCKTAIL • 1.5 oz. Grey Goose La Poire •.5 oz. Pomegranate juice Splash lime juice • Lime wedge • Cranberry juice • Golf tee • red and white straw • Salty Dog cup

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Fill a 16 oz. Salty Dog cup with cubed ice. Add 1.5 oz. of Grey Goose(r) La Poire. Add a 1/2 oz of pomegranate juice and a splash of lime. Fill the rest of the way with cranberry juice. Garnish with a golf tee, red and white straw and a wedge of lime.

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FASHION | 2013 heritage

fashion HERITAGE

stand out from the gallery The Heritage is all about seeing and being seen. And if you’re going to be seen, you may as well look fabulous. Both traditional sportswear labels and newer designer lines are racing to create fashion-forward apparel for players and spectators, raising the style stakes of the game beyond the pastel-colored polo shirts and argyle sweaters of yesteryear. Today’s designers provide a wide choice of functional yet sleek and sophisticated garments that let you put together unique looks both on and off the course. A special thanks to Harbour Town Golf Links and Sea Pines Resort for allowing photographer Butch Hirsch and his team to capture the hottest Heritage fashion. photographer Butch Hirsch stylist Carrie Hirsch hair & makeup Lauren Ajlani, Salon Karma models Sawyer Greenberg, Allison Scheidel, Cailey Sparks, Matt Wessells thanks to Harbour Town Golf Links, Sea Pines Resort

EDWIN WATTS GOLF SHOP Light up the links with this smart and sassy ensemble from Edwin Watts Golf Shop, located at 1 Buckingham Plantation Drive in Bluffton. Nike White Sleeveless Jersey Polo Nike Orange Convert Skirt FootJoy Lopro Graffiti Golf Shoes Ogio Women’s Amythest/White Cart Bag April 2013

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THE PORCUPINE A lace ruffle adds a delicate touch to this striped sweater dress, available at The Porcupine in the Village at Wexford. F. Nicolas Earrings Red/Valentino Navy/White Striped Sweater Dress with Chantilly Lace Vince “Celeste” Nubuck Leather Pump, Coral Deux Lux Broome Mini Messenger Bag, Pink


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ISLAND GIRL Show off your personality in this flirty-yet-whimsical Muse dress from Island Girl, which has two Hilton Head Island locations at South Beach Marina Village and Coligny Plaza. Muse Navy Striped Halter Border Dress Hobo Bags, “Amity� Mini Cross Bag, Magenta Pink Leather Door Knocker Snap Cuff Bracelet Island Girl Pink Jeweled Teardrop Earrings Jack Rogers Navajo Metallic Midwedge Sandal

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OUTSIDE HILTON HEAD Stay calm, cool and collected with this fashionable find from Outside Hilton Head, located at 32 Shelter Cove Lane. Top by Patagonia Skirt by Horny Toad Hat by Dorfman Pacific Shoes by Toms Bag by Sak


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FASHION | 2013 heritage

LONG COVE CLUB Bring your course attire up to par with the Daily Sports collection, available at Long Cove Club. Daily Sports Sleeveless Orange Polo Daily Sports Plaid Shorts Daily Sports Straw Hat, Lollipop Adidas White Adicross Golf Shoes

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THE BACK DOOR Rock the boat with this head-turning stunner from The Back Door, located at Sea Pines Center. Petit Pois by Vivian G Scarf Print Pant and Sheath Tee Top Zenzii Necklace Chain Link Vaneli “Kees” Sandal Natural Cork


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PALMETTO DUNES Get your plaid on with this cute and comfortable outfit, available at Palmetto Dunes Resort. Annika CB Short Sleeve Golf Shirt Annika CB Plaid Short FootJoy White Golf Shoes

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RADIANCE Have fun in the sun with this classy and colorful ensemble from Radiance, located in Harbour Town. Artisnal Brass-Bathed Patina Earrings Joy Joy Owl High Low Pleated Dress Sacha London “Elmira” Platform Sandal


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FASHION | 2013 heritage

S.M. BRADFORD CO. Stand out from the sea of cookie-cutter fast-fashion with this creative outfit from S.M. Bradford Co., located in the Village at Wexford. Lilly Pulitzer Sandrine Dress, Shorely Blue Lilly Pulitzer Spring Fling Clutch, Shorely Blue Lilly Pulitzer Sunglasses, Lilly Pulitzer Bracelet April 2013

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Weddings with leah / leah mccarthy

A tasteful wedding

Your special day will be remembered for the good (and bad) food that is served


f you have ever attended a wed­ ding, or a formal affair, the meal is always that one aspect that will be remem­ bered for being a hit or a flop. Wedding food could and should be amazing; it should be something to remember when you and your guests look back on your wedding day. In the overall wedding budget, the largest amount of the couple’s money will be spent in this category, so plan with care when selecting the caterer, the menu, and style of service for your wedding. When selecting a venue (see March column), you’ll notice some venues have their own exclusive caterer or in-house food and beverage department. Otherwise, a couple must research off-premises caterers to fulfill this position. Either way, having a clear understanding of your budget and style of your reception, prior to meeting with your caterer, will greatly assist the catering sales team in determining the best menu and style of service for you and your guests. There are four different styles of service — seated dinners, buffets, cocktail receptions and stations.

A seated dinner is the most traditional and formal style of service. A more casual “twist” on a seated dinner is family-style service where guests serve themselves and pass the dishes around the table. Family-style service helps to bring more conversation between guests; especially those seated together that might not have ever met. Seated dinners do lend themselves to having more wait staff present, but there is certainly more cost control when choosing a plated meal. The actual selection of food, and number of courses, will determine the final price per plate. Chicken is the least expensive protein, while combination plates of beef and seafood are more costly. Buffets have tended to get a reputation of being too casual at a wedding, but this doesn’t have to be the case. Buffets can be very elegant, and presentation is key. Buffets may help to save on staff costs, but more food is prepared since guests serve themselves. Buffets do allow guests to have a varied menu of options. Cocktail receptions are often chosen for shorter receptions and receptions that happen in the late afternoon or early evenings. A cocktail reception may be elegant

or casual and should be filling enough if taking place over a dinner hour. Since many hors d’oeuvres are more intricate in preparation, cocktail receptions may become costly. Price depends largely on items chosen and the number of pieces of each item. At least six hors d’oeuvres should be chosen for a two-hour reception and at least nine for a four-hour reception. Finally, stations have become very popular over the last few years as they tend to allow the guests to mingle and socialize. Stations provide a wide variety of food selections and allow some interaction between the guests and the chefs. Since food has been

en vogue, and many couples are self-proclaimed “foodies,” stations tend to offer a showcase in themselves and highlight items the couple really loves. Small bites, comfort foods, and late night snacks are on the scene while mashed potato bars have been replaced with upscale mac and cheese stations. Your catering professional will help you understand which style is best, given the style and formality of your wedding, as well as offer menu suggestions based on their own specialties. Trends in food are always changing, but for better or for worse, it is the part of your reception that your guests will remember the most. April 2013

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Sonesta Resort Do you specialize in a particular cuisine? No – our chefs can cover the gamut when it comes to food. We do Indian, Thai, Lowcountry, etc .... although seafood is the most popular! Do you have menus or packages available? Yes Do you provide tastings? Yes At a glance: At the Sonesta Resort the culinary and catering teams are dedicated to sharing their passion for innovation, uncompromising quality and genuine hospitality with both clients and their guests. Our expert chefs have crafted an exceptional collection of menu options that combine the Sonesta “Food is Art” philosophy with colorful, regional influences that define the Lowcountry. Trust our knowledgeable catering & party planners to handle all of your details and deliver an experience that will exceed your expectations.


Celebrations Catering & Events Do you specialize in a particular cuisine? Celebrations chefs Andy Borgmeier and Aram Haroutunian together have a depth of experience and knowledge of cuisines that spans the globe. Their clients choose services ranging from something right here in the Lowcountry, with casual southern hospitality, to the opposite end of the spectrum with dynamic international multi-course formal dining experiences. Do you have menus or packages available? Yes, but also for every party, the staff guides each client in creating their unique menu, so that the cuisine is perfect for the style, design and personality of event they are hosting. Do you provide tastings? Celebrations offers four interactive group tastings per year for their currently booked clients. These fun

group tastings provide clients with the chance to sample a wide variety of menu items and experience the chefs’ creative presentations. In the event that a client would like to preview their exact menu, special arrangements for a private tasting may also be made. At a glance: Celebrations, Hilton Head’s premiere award winning catering & event planning company is fortunate in that they have so many repeat clients, including Bank of America, BMW, Coca Cola, Merrill Lynch, HGTV, Saks 5th Avenue, vacationing families and wedding parties. The team of top notch chefs, experienced operations managers and creative event planners work hand-in-hand to guide clients through every aspect of planning their event. Celebrations provides intimate catering services and very large events, as well as a full line of prepared homemade dinners that can be picked up for family at home.

Lori Craven Catering Do you specialize in a particular cuisine? We strive to meet and exceed our clients’ culinary range by not limiting their choices. Instead, taking that cuisine to a higher standard by using the best of what is available in fresh, seasonal and as much local offerings as possible. Do you have menus or packages available? Our website has a broad range of menu selections, courses, photo gallery, etc. to help get you started on your next party. Do you offer tastings? We do offer tastings. At a glance: Lori Craven Catering is known for being an intimate “boutique” catering company. Even though we are capable of accommodating several hundred guests, we still handle all by building on that personal one-on-one relationship with the client. Each event has its

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Catering | bridal own signature, customized menu and uniqueness offered to the most discerning palates, intimate parties, large festive gatherings, or the most special day — your wedding.

seafood, beef and pastas

Two Tomatoes Catering

Do you offer tastings? Yes.

Do you specialize in a particular cuisine? Two Tomatoes Catering specializes in fresh, seasonal food that reflects our clients’ preferences and budget. Simply elegant, delicious and affordable.

At a glance: Remy’s has catered for 29 years, mostly repeat customers and personal referrals. In the past year the catering division has grown and morphed into Roy’s Place Café and Catering. Roy’s Place offers lunch and dinner as well but places heavy emphasis on our catering. We offer gourmet menus, private chef service, cookouts, oyster roasts, Lowcountry boils and delivered office luncheons for six to 400 guests. We can also assist with coordinating all your event needs.

Do you have menus or packages available? Visit the Two Tomatoes Catering website for menus and packages. Do you provide tastings? Our menus includes tapas and cocktail buffets, creative dinners (buffet or served), regional specialties and brunches. At a glance: In business since 1995, Two Tomatoes offers personalized service and flexible menus. Owner Susan Lykins and staff take the stress out of planning any type of event, big or small. Our creative chef along with dedicated servers and bartenders take great pride in handling all details. From beginning to end, we strive to provide great food and service.

Westin Resort Hilton Head Island Do you specialize in a particular cuisine? Our chefs have a huge repertoire and can create any cuisine. Do you have menus or packages available? Our menus are online on our website and we do offer special wedding packages. At a glance: Our resort is the ideal location for intimate affairs or grand celebrations. With our talented and passionate catering sales team, we specialize in personal attention to assist in creating a lifetime of memories from ceremonies on the beach to after-hour parties to pampering at the Heavenly Spa by Westin.

Roy’s Place Do you specialize in a particular cuisine? Roy’s Place offers American,

Do you have menus or packages available? We have menus and packages available, but enjoy personalizing your menu.

Bess’ Delicatessen and Catering Do you specialize in a particular cuisine? Local, fresh, Lowcountry and Southern Do you have menus or packages available? Menus tailored to your taste and budget Do you provide tastings? Yes At a glance: The award-winning team at Bess’ Delicatessen and Catering Specialists has been serving the Lowcountry for 31 years specializing in Southern cuisine.

Downtown Catering Company Do you specialize in a particular cuisine? Upscale Lowcounty Cuisine, focus on fresh ingredients Do you have menus or packages available? Yes, but we also customize the majority of our event menus. Do you provide tastings? Yes At a glance: This husband and wife team has been catering for over 10 years in the area. Personal attention to every event and winners of Best Caterer SC by since 2010! Small to large functions, both social, private, weddings and corporate affairs.  April 2013

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bridal | CATERING

We asked our expert caterers to let us take a peek at a sample menu. Here were their mouth-watering responses:

Celebrations Catering & Events Executive chef’s Connoisseur Tasting Menu Amuse bouche Warm Goat Cheese Crostini Caramelized Cinnamon Onion Jelly, Brandy Figs and Pancetta First course Pan Seared Diver Scallops with Lobster Pesto Chablis, Citrus Butter and Crispy Kohlrabi

Lump Crabmeat Remoulade Smoked Salmon on Potato Pancake with Lemon Dill Cream Polenta Cake topped with Lump Crab Remoulade Mini Low Country Crab Cakes Stuffed Mushrooms with Spinach Florentine, Crab Imperial or Sausage, Bacon and Cheese Rosemary Dijon Crusted Baby Lamb Chops

Second course

Roy’s Place

Duckling Confit with Fois Gras

Individual Beef Wellingtons

Licorice Pears, Pistachio Brittle and Port Reduction

Lump Crab Cakes

Third Course Wild King Salmon with Rainer CherryWalnut Crumble Crust Truffled Farro, Scorched Asparagus and Champagne Cream


Spicy Tuna Sashimi on Crisp Wontons with Ginger Vinaigrette

Pasta with shrimp, capers, black olives, spinach and feta in a Mediterranean sauce Asparagus wrapped with boursin cheese & prosciutto Herb Roasted Potatoes

Fourth Course

Rolls with seasoned butter

Spring Lamb Chops with Roasted Root Vegetables

Cheesecake with seasonal berries

Apple- Mint Gastrique and Cabernet Pan Gravy

Downtown Catering

Fifth Course Braised Peaches with Chambord

Mini Slider Burgers with all the trimmings

Tahitian Vanilla Bean Tapioca and Toffee Almond Galette

Paper Cones with Shoestring Fries and Buttermilk Ranch Drizzle

Lori Craven Catering

Upscale “Mac n Cheese” with Toasted Panko and Smoked Gouda

Butler Style Hors D’Oeuvres for cocktail party

Tiny Fresh Lime and Cilantro Fish Tacos

Oyster Shots with Champagne Mignonette or Cocktail Sauce

Caprese Tea Sandwich on Rosemary Foccacia

Upscale Comfort Food Station

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SHOW OFF YOUR WEDDING ALBUM To submit photos and announcements, email with the subject line “Weddings.”



Melissa Foym and Shane Allison, married March 2, 2013. Ceremony and reception at Spring Lake Pavilion, Hilton Head Plantation. Photography by Rob Kaufman, Kaufman Photography

Jennifer Wessel and James Grand, married Dec. 29, 2012, at the Liberty Oak. Reception at the Champions Ballroom, Sea Pines Resort. Photography by Rob Kaufman, Kaufman Photography



Amanda Suzanne Hatfield and Dr. Jason Matthew Steinbicker, married June 9, 2012, at Providence Presbyterian Church. Reception was held at Sea Pines Country Club. Photography by Caroline Hilty Photography.

Tanya Andrews and Will Hagedorn (along with Palmer) married, Oct. 5, 2012, at Shipyard Beach Club inside of Shipyard Plantation. Photography by Bella Rouge Studio, Wedding Photography. April 2013

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Striking Camp

Blurring the line between past and present, the land and the home, in an architectural marvel in Spring Island.


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It begins on the main road onto Spring Island, a thin ribbon of pavement winding beside old pheasant fields and under the branches of Live Oaks. The next layer falls when the pavement runs out, and you find yourself on a hard-packed dirt lane, scarcely larger than a car and seemingly transplanted from some far-off rural plantation. And you keep going. Through forests that grow ever denser, you keep going. And then the dirt road stops. It is here you proceed slowly, following two mossy ruts that wind between impossibly large boulders and cement pilings left behind from old forestry service watch towers. Then, you arrive, and the full brilliance of this place yawns before you. This entrance, the way the home reveals itself to you, is no accident. It’s just the opening flourish of an architectural masterpiece.

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“A place for living beside the river is traced on the forest floor by means of a rectangular trellis,” wrote architect Jim Thomas. “Transparent and covered in vines, the trellis becomes an amature, or organizing principal of the compound.” Indeed, the trellis is the first thing you see of this marvelous “camp.” It is the architectural heart of the home. Where the trellis crosses the carport and studio space, it stretches across as an arbor. Where it hits the main house, it climbs the steps and joins the porch as a roof. And where it hits the front wall of breathtaking windows, its large green posts become a part of the building’s structure. And defined by the barriers of the trellis is a court brimming with native vegetation, spotted here and there by astoundingly large boulders. According to Betsy, those boulders serve as a reminder that nature came first. “It’s actually very hard-packed compressed earth,” she said. “And over time, the rain will gradually wear them down and return them to the earth.” 104

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Among the many treasures found in the tabby at River Camp are shells, artwork and bits of pottery from antebellum Spring Island.

Within one photo lies three amazing details of this house. The first, on the left, a sliver of tabby wall. Using the same formula of oyster shells and lime, Betsy and Mike Reynolds of MJR Builders created tabby walls within the main house and in the guest house. Guests dazzle in the hidden gems Betsy tucked at odd places around the walls — shells, beer caps, deer bones, and even the odd raccoon paw.

In the center, the flowing staircase serves as a visual centerpiece to the main living area and a reminder of the philosophy behind the house’s main room, where wide open beams meet a tabby fireplace, wrapping around beautiful artwork to a rich hardwood floor. “Imagine that space without that musical staircase,” said Jim. “It’s part of a symphony of the space that’s there.” “There’s an underlying struc-

ture to Jim’s architecture that has a rhythmic quality,” added Betsy. Well you know, architecture has been referred to as frozen music. And finally, framing the staircase are two columns that not only speak to the respect the couple has for history, but keep a little piece of the architect in his creation. “They came from a Greek revival building in Beaufort, they were salvaged because an

owner in the 1950s modified a structure and did away with an existing porch. Someone in the family saved the columns,” Thomas said. As it happens, the building had belonged to Thomas’ grandfather. The family was his. “I have a lithograph in my office showing Steven’s Brigade occupying Beaufort on the evening of Dec. 5, 1861,” added Jim. “And that building, those columns, are in the lithograph.” April 2013

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The world recedes away from you in layers. The Chaffins have a deep love for Spring Island’s rustic charm, a love that served them well when they were developing the community in the ’90s. Everything about the development shows an abiding reverence for nature, and that continues at the River Camp. The site was selected due to its proximity to the Colleton River, and the way the site hugs a bend in its gentle curves. “We open up one whole wall and the river is right there,” said Jim. “And if you look out of the kitchen windows, you still see river. It’s like being on a boat.” M


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But never fear – the Master Gardeners are here to help. And better yet, they make house calls! The Lowcountry Master Gardener Association (LMGA) of Beaufort County started a Rent-a-Master-Gardener Program (RMG) in 2008. The program offers on-site consultations to homeowners to provide advice on gardening issues and problems or concerns they may have. The consultation is done by a team of Clemson University certified master gardeners and interns. On site, the team will perform soil sampling, identify plants and trees and make planting, irrigation and mulching recommendations.

Soil testing not only provides good recommendations for plant growth, but it also helps protect water quality by preventing over-application of nutrients.

Master Gardener Corinne Roe explains, “soil sampling is crucial to determine if you have the right plants in the right place for maximum plant health and growth. Soil testing not only provides good recommendations for plant growth, but it also helps protect water quality by preventing over application of nutrients.” Within two weeks, homeowners will receive the results of their soil tests as well as a full written report with customized recommendations and additional information on the garden’s proper care and maintenance. Available to all areas of Beaufort County, the RMG program costs $50, which includes the initial site visit, soil sample and written report. For more information or to contact the LMGA and Rent a Master Gardener visit

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Spring Gardening Tips from Master Gardener Corinne Roe:

• FLOWER GARDEN CLEAN-UP Remove and compost any dead annual plants. Prune back your perennials down to ground level. • WOODY PERENNIAL FLOWERS & PLANTS Some shrubby plants with woody stems (Artemisia, buddleia, caryopteris, lavender) need to be cut back because they only bloom on new branches. Spring is the best time for pruning as the danger of a hard frost has passed. • EVERGREEN, SEMI-EVERGREEN AND ORNAMENTAL GRASSES Most evergreens should require little to no spring care other than some tidying up, but spring is a great time to fertilize these plants, as they are actively growing at this time. If you have good soil, you may only need to fertilize every other year. Cut grasses within a few inches of the ground. They’ll come back up when they’re ready. • TREES AND SHRUBS Most spring blooming trees and shrubs set their flower buds in the summer or fall of last year, and pruning these plants would result in removing all of this year’s buds. Check online to see if you have plants that might need a late spring pruning after they have bloomed. • WEEDING AND COMPOSTING Spring is the best time to take action against weeds. Damp soil makes it much easier to pull up young weed seedlings. Note: Don’t try to compost weeds. They’ll come back to haunt you. • SOIL AND FERTILIZER Most plants enjoy a good feeding in the spring when they are having their initial growth spurt. If you have rich, healthy soil, all you should need to do in the spring is apply a bit of top dressing with compost, manure or a complete slow release organic fertilizer. • DIVIDING AND TRANSPLANTING Spring is the best time to split bulbous plants or to transplant current plants to other areas. It’s amazing how quickly plants recover from the abuse if you catch them early when the weather is still mild and they’re raring to grow. • STAKING PLANTS Staking is one of the most tedious gardening tasks, but the sooner you stake, the easier it is on your plants. It is far easier to let your plants grow into the stakes than trying to squeeze the plants into them later. • MULCHING AND EDGING – THE FINISHING TOUCHES Mulch does many wonderful things for your garden. It conserves water, cools plant roots, feeds the soil and smothers weeds. Wait until the soil warms up and dries out a bit before you replenish your mulch. Take care to keep it away from the stems and crowns of your plants, and leave space for some self-seeding volunteers to get started growing before you cover the area with mulch. The finishing touch in spring is edging. A crisp edge makes a garden bed look polished and keeps your lawn from crawling into your flowerbed. M


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JOIN As property values rebound and momentum returns, the 2013 renovation revolution is here, and the island’s future is looking bright.




very tourism-oriented destination has a life cycle. In the case of Hilton Head Island, it was started in 1957 by Charles Fraser when he and his brother Joseph started the Sea Pines Company. The Frasers' original vision for development was to embrace the environment and create a resort that offered a lifestyle unique to the Lowcountry. With beaches, golf, tennis, nature trails, shops, restaurants, marinas and equestrian activities, Sea Pines Resort originally created the demand for visitors and residents to visit and live on Hilton Head Island. After several decades of new residential and retail construction activity in Sea Pines and other island communities, the majority of the island’s most coveted areas had been built out and the properties on Hilton Head began their own lifecycle process. Fast forward to 2013, and the current situation is that there are many overly mature villa complexes, rental homes, retail spaces and hotels that could use a facelift. The good news is the Hilton Head Island renovation revolution has arrived. With property values now rebounding, a new and improved

Land Management Ordinance in the works and economic and tourism momentum picking up steam, there are several very important public and private renovation projects under way. The mall redevelopment project will convert the Mall at Shelter Cove to an open-air mixed use facility containing retail, restaurants, apartments and a waterfront community park. The mall will be anchored by a new Kroger grocery store and two Belk stores. This renovation will provide a wonderful Lowcountry shopping and dining experience and take advantage of the mall’s location on Broad Creek. The Town of Hilton Head Island has announced a potential partnership with the University of South Carolina Beaufort to build a 40,000-square-foot facility to host its Hospitality Management program in the Coligny area. The plan is part of a comprehensive strategy for the town-owned land in Coligny. The redevelopment of Coligny with USCB involved will ignite year-round economic impact, create life-long learning and continuing education opportunities for residents, and support the prominent hospitality and tourism industry on the island. Several hotels have invested in the future of Hilton Head Island and are adding additional renovation momentum. Major brands

on the island have announced full-scale renovations, and collectively they are spending more than $100 million dollars in upgrades and capital improvements. The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, the Sonesta, the Omni, the Marriot, the Holiday Inn Beach House and the Inn at Harbour Town are all working to improve the overall experience of coming to Hilton Head Island. Short-term rental property owners have joined the renovation revolution by improving kitchens, electronics, bathrooms, bedding and flooring. Hilton Head wants to attract affluent travelers, and affluent travelers require newly updated accommodations. These exciting Hilton Head Island improvements will positively impact our tourism oriented economy, improve property values and re-define Hilton Head Island as a world-class destination. M Robert Stenhammer has been a resort executive for over 15 years and holds an MBA in Hospitality and Tourism. He is the President of Hilton Head Accommodations, serves on the Board of Directors for the Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Chamber of Commerce and is Vice-Chairman of the Accommodation Tax Committee for the Town of Hilton Head Island.

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hile Moss Creek is a Community of exquisite homes and stunningly beautiful sunsets over golden tidal marshes, it is known more as a place for neighbors who count you first as friends. It is a southern coastal community in a place like no other. Moss Creek is nestled deep in the heart of the South Carolina Lowcountry, just minutes from the bridge leading to world-famous Hilton Head Island. Located along rich tidal salt marshes and rivers, privacy comes naturally. Nature is also an integral part of the Moss Creek lifestyle with 47 acres of natural habitat, with biking and walking trails, boardwalks and observation decks.

Every Moss Creek property owner is a Member of our exceptional private Community. That means that if you wish, you can find your neighbors on the Members-only Fazio Golf Courses, enjoying a meal at the marshview Clubhouse, participating in the High Tide Happy Hour on the outdoor veranda at the Clubhouse, playing tennis at the outstanding Tennis Center, biking on the leisure trails or through the nature preserves, on their boat, or launching their kayak at the deep water marina, socializing at the Community pavilion, or relaxing by the magnificent waterfront pool and fitness complex.


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Activity Fee!

Every Moss Creek owner* has the option to pay an Annual Activity Fee of $1,000 for UNLIMITED USE of the following amenities:

This complex includes an exercise pool equipped for lap swimmers and water fitness classes; a beach entry pool for the relaxation and enjoyment of our Members, and a wonderful kiddie pool protected from the sun by an oversized sunbrella. The 5,200 square foot building houses a snack bar, pool restrooms, and an elevator for access to a second floor Fitness Center. Overlooking Mackay’s Creek, the views from the cardio equipment is unparalleled and the Fitness Center already has an active program in place with zumba classes, pilates, yoga, personal training and much, much more. Moss Creek is the talk of the Lowcountry with the innovative Membership Activity Fee schedule and the magnificent Pool and Fitness Complex. The Community is financially strong, maintains a Reserve Fund to keep all its amenities in excellent condition, and has a well thought-out Long Range Plan. The professional staff focuses on Member services and is accountable to the Board of Directors, which sets corporate policies. There is never a dull moment in Moss Creek as Members are invited to join any of the more than forty social clubs and groups available to them. If, as it is said, your life is measured by the friends you keep, then Moss Creek is where you belong. Discover the beauty of Private Club living. Find your place at Moss Creek – Mother Nature’s Hole-in-One.

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n Unlimited Golf on both Fazio Courses (excludes cart fees) n Unlimited Golf Practice Facilities n Unlimited Tennis Center Use Marina usage, including boat ramp and new kayak launch is also provided. (Limited to one wet or dry storage slip/space and two kayak storage spaces based on availability.) This is the most attractive amenity package available in the Lowcountry. The exceptional combination of value plus quality makes Moss Creek truly unique as a private, residential community. Owners who choose not to take advantage of the Annual Activity Fee can pay a daily fee for use of the amenities. It’s all here at Moss Creek, unlimited amenities for an affordable price. Come visit us and see why we are so proud of our community. *Includes owner,spouse/partner & dependent children (under 22) living at home.

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(843) 681-3307 or (800) 267-3285 Charles Sampson (843) 681-3307 x 215 Home - (843) 681-3000

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Angela Mullis (843) 681-3307 x 223 Mobile - (843) 384-7301 Island Resident Since 1972.

81 Main Street, Suite 202 Hilton Head Island, SC 29925


Hilton Head Plantation Collection




DREAM of living in a tree house? Thanks to designer Kermit Huggins, 7 Ladson Court in Hilton Head Plantation will fulfill your dreams. 3rd floor crows nest and sundeck plus an outstanding view of moss draped hardwoods, palmettos, and the Marsh and Intracoastal Waterway. 3 BR, LR, DR, Kit/ Fam Rm, 2nd floor library and office plus much more. Check out 7 Ladson Court – you will be glad you did! $835,000

WATER & MARSH VIEWS. Port Royal Sound, Skull Creek over the marsh of Elliott Creek.The homesite is covered with moss draped hardwoods and Palmettos. Split level floor plan with most every room having water views.Wood floors, smooth ceilings with updated kitchen, dining room and sitting room. Master Suite with wrap around windows, ceiling speakers and a suite bath, boutique shop like walk in closet & dressing area. Access to Dolphin Head. $695,000




ON YOUR DECK you will enjoy the Rookery with bird activity. This 4 BR plus office or 3 BR, office and very large Bonus Room, 4.5 Baths, formal LR & DR, plus eat in kitchen home is located in Seabrook Landing of Hilton Head Plantation. Neighborhood pool complex and day dock on the Intracoastal waterway. Large private lot, high smooth ceilings, built in surround sound, expansive deck and 3 car garage. $798,000

NEED SPACE TO SPREAD OUT? 5 BR home w/ formal LR & DR, country eat-in kitchen/family room combo, PLUS an office with a wall of built-ins, PLUS a 2nd floor sitting/ TV room PLUS bonus room PLUS 4 full, 2 half baths, utility room, garage. Wood floors, high smooth ceilings, fireplace. You also get a covered front porch, rear decks & private swimming pool. $698,500

A GREAT VALUE ON A GREAT STREET! 21 Misty Morning in Hilton Head Plantation has a Great View over a savanna to the 7th and 9th holes of Bear Creek Golf Club and will be a joy to call home. 4 Bedroom or 3 and a Bonus Room, 3.5 BA, formal LR & DR, updated Kitchen, Fam. Room plus winterized heated and cooled Screened Porch and oversized Garage. High ceilings, wood floors, convenient location and more. $565,000

WELCOME HOME - QUALITY AND PRIVACYdefine this Hilton Head Plantation home. Conveniently located less than a mile from HHP’s main entrance and backs to the 137 acre Whooping Crane Conservancy which abounds with nature and wildlife. Quality built in the 90’s and meticulously updated over the years. 3 BR, 2.5 BA, tray ceilings, wood and limestone floors, Great room with fireplace and wet bar, eat in kitchen with S/S and granite, Carolina room, to die for laundry room and inviting rear brick patio. 2800+ sq. ft.. $458,000





PRIVATE GOLF VIEW Private Pool and great 3 car garage Hilton Head Plantation home. Nestled behind mature landscaping with views of Oyster Reef Golf Club 2nd fairway. Enjoy relaxing around the pool. This home is also only a short distance from the Port Royal Sound. 3 is the Number! – 33 Eagle Claw, 3 Car Garage, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths all on a full sized homesite with formal LR & DR, eat in kitchen and a Carolina Room, two fireplaces, wood and tile floors and more. $423,333

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WELCOME HOME Southern Lowcountry home under the oaks in the Rookery of Hilton Head Plantation. You will enjoy not only the rear deck and garden but also sitting on the front veranda while watching the world go by. Short distance to Spring Lake Recreation area and a short walk to the Rookery neighborhood pool. 3 BR with 1st floor master, 2.5 BA, great room, updated kitchen, wood floors and 2 car garage.Tenant in place. $388,500

NESTLED ON AN OVERSIZED CORNER HOMESITE, 9 Purple Martin has a very good curb appeal and privacy. The corner lot gives a wide lagoon view. 3 BR, 3 BA, Living Room, Dining Room, two sitting areas and an updated eat-in Kitchen. Two of the three bedrooms are oversized.The detached garage has a work bench and a window A/C unit. Mature landscaping and savannah grey brick accents. $365,000










IMAGINE SITTING ON YOUR PORCH watching the boat traffic on the Intracoastal Waterway taking in the fantastic sunsets. Talking about fantastic – you will have a front row seat for the 4th of July fireworks! This Indian Springs waterfront villa in Hilton Head Plantation has been updated with wood floors, smooth ceilings, granite in the kitchen and winterized porch for year round enjoyment. $358,500

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Charles Sampson (843) 681-3307 x 215 Home - (843) 681-3000

Frances Sampson (843) 681-3307 x 236 Mobile - (843) 384-1002

Angela Mullis (843) 681-3307 x 223 Mobile - (843) 384-7301









20 TABBY ROAD Island Resident Since 1972.


81 Main Street, Suite 202 Hilton Head Island, SC 29925

SUMMER HOUSE - Gated condo complex on HHI near everything. Fantastic community center with outdoor fireplace and TV, cookout cabana, exercise room, large pool and hot tub. Unit K-18 is an end ground floor villa with a screened porch, wood and tile floors, Zodiac type counters, newer hot water heater and HVAC unit. Private location, within walking distance to the pool complex.Also includes a garage #G144. $138,500 SHORT SALE

ONE OF THE BEST values in Moss Creek! Golfer? Moss Creek has a great deal & 2 fantastic courses. Boater? Protected deep water docks off the intracoastal waterway. Fitness fan? New health club & inviting pool complex. Renovated in 20082010, this 3 BR, 3 BA home overlooks 3 fairways and features newer roof & stucco. Updated baths & kitchen, granite and S/S appliances, wood floors and high ceilings, and sunroom off Master. $439,900








TREE LINED SIDEWALKS where you can sit on your front and greet your neighbors. Located near Hilton Head Island schools, shopping and only a short bike ride down the new paths to the Beach. This 4 BR, 3.5 BA Charleston style home has a 2 car garage. Totally upgraded with wood floors, smooth ceilings, new S/S appliances, paint in and out, new multi HVAC systems. This gated community has pool, playground & boat/rv storage. $328,900


LOCATION, PRIVACY & VIEWS – This Lowcountry home has it all. Estate sized homesite in Hilton Head’s only private ocean front community and just off the Fish Haul tidal creek which leads to the Sound. Private - almost don’t see any neighbor houses. Views- moss draped hardwoods, pool, golf, and marsh. 3 BR, 3.5 BA, formal and casual Dining rooms, LR & Family Room, updated Kitchen & Baths. Expansive ground level storage and sitting area. $699,500

ENJOY all that Moss Creek has to offer - two championship golf courses, outstanding clubhouse, boat storage, docks just off the ICW, brand new health club and pool center, dog walk park and more. 3 BR, 2.5 BA home with panoramic golf fairway and greens views. Formal LR, DR, fireplace, high ceilings, updated kitchen w/ granite tops open to the family room. New painted interior. Side entry 2 car garage. $398,900

SINGLE STORY HOME with split bedroom floorplan with a wooded view. This home is located in the Woodbridge neighborhood and is walking distance to the community pool and the park. This 3 BR, 2 BA 1,380 sq. ft. home has cathedral ceilings, a fireplace, a separate shower and jetted tub in the master bath. SHORT SALE. $139,000

CHARMING 3 BEDROOM – This charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath home located in the Sandy Pointe neighborhood. This home features a front porch and tile floors. The kitchen is open to the great room. Sandy Pointe features a community pool, playground, and basketball goal. Sandy Pointe is located off of Buckwalter Parkway near shopping and schools. $79,800




THIS BRICK AND CEDAR HOME features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths that have just been newly painted. Other features of this home include fireplace, living room with tray ceiling and fan, eating area off of kitchen, screened porch, large fenced in back yard and oversized driveway. This home is located in the Verdier View neighborhood which has no restrictions. $125,000



OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD your dream home in the exclusive Seabrook Landing neighborhood of Hilton Head Plantation. This marsh front homesite will allow for views to the 13th fairway of the Country Club of Hilton Head and across the marsh to the sunsets over Skull Creek. In addition, residents of Seabrook Landing can enjoy all the benefits of living in Hilton Head Plantation.$425,000

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LOCATED ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY in Hilton Head Plantation. Easy access to the Port Royal Sound and the ocean.A front row seat for 4th of July Fireworks and breathtaking sunsets over the waterway and Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge. Includes water and electric. 130 Village of 155 Village of Skull Creek Skull Creek Dock up to 36’ boat Dock up to 37’ boat on end slip $17,900 $21,900 UNDER CONTRACT 144 Village of 140 Village of Skull Creek Skull Creek Dock up to 36’ boat Dock up to 36’ boat $24,500 $15,000


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ELEGANT GOLF CLUB HOME overlooking the 10th Fwy. Private cul-de-sac. Over 4000SF. Professionally decorated 5 BR, 5.5 BA home. Screened Porch, Free Form Pool/Hot Tub. Elegant LR and DR. Chef’s Kitchen/Family Room. Large Master Suite. Bonus Room. 2nd Floor Balcony overlooking the Pool and Golf Course. $899,000

QUALITY CHRIS CONSTRUCTION HOME on a private cul-de-sac with a long lagoon view in The Golf Club. Spacious 5 BR, 5.5 BA home with every imaginable upgrade. Elegant LR & DR. Chef’s Kitchen + Family Room. Large Master Suite + Study. $849,000

BEAUTIFULLY SPACIOUS OCEANSIDE VILLA in the Leamington section. Spacious like-new 3 BR, 3 BA (2 Master Suites) + a fabulous wrap-around Screened Porch. Covered Parking. Beautiful Pool with jacuzzi. Great rentals. $739,000

SPACIOUS CUSTOM DESIGNED townhome w/a wrap-around veranda. Builder allowed seller to customize this town home like no other in the community. 3 BR’s, 4 Full BA’s + a cozy Den. Chef’s Kitchen w/top of the line appliances. Granite counter tops. Private elevator + 2 Car Garage. $599,000





SPACIOUS CAMBRIDGE BUILT CUSTOM HOME overlooking the Bear Creek Golf Course. Volume ceilings in this 4 BR, 3.5 BA home. LR and DR. Very open KitchenBreakfast-Family Room. Large upstairs Bonus Room/Entertainment Room + Study. Great Value. $559,000

SOUGHT AFTER spacious 4 BR/4 BA Maintenance Free Villa. Perfect Retirement or 2nd Home. Over 3000 SF of pure luxury overlooking the lagoon and 18th Fwy of The Golf Club. Beautiful Great Room, Chef’s Kitchen w/Gas Range. Large private master suite, Private elevator + 2-car garage. $549,000

BEAUTIFUL OCEANSIDE COTTAGE on the beach path. Updates make this home movein ready for a permanent residence or second home. 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, hardwood floors throughout. Start the new year off right with this beach home! $549,000

PROMINENTLY LOCATED meticulously displayed high profile home located on a very large corner lot adjacent to the 8th green/lagoon of the Golden Bear Golf Club. Circular driveway with central floral surrounded water fountain. 3 BR’s and 2.5 BA’s. Formal LR & DR. Large Entertainment Family area. $549,000





PANORAMIC OCEANFRONT, 2nd floor, 2 BR, 2 BA Villa. Sea Cloisters is the jewel of Hilton Head Oceanfront Villas. Great rental or 2nd home. Beautiful Oceanfront Pool, security gate + on-site rental company. This villa has never been rented. $525,000

BEAUTIFUL MCNAIR BUILT HOME with a long lagoon view and a spacious seasonal Lanai. Beautiful LR & DR w/crown/dental moldings. Kitchen w/upgraded appliances + ceiling fan. 3 BR’s and 3 Full BA’s w/loads of upgrades. Elegant MBR. Beautiful Mahogany front door. $524,500

FABULOUS BRAND NEW TOWN HOMES across the street from the Country Club of Hilton Head and within walking distance to the Old Fort Pub and Skull Creek Marina. 3 BR’s and 3.5 BA’s. Top of the line appointments, private elevator + 2 car garage. Prices starting at $499,000

ESTATE SALE! Classic Traditional Home overlooking the Lagoon and 13th Fwy of the Nicklaus Course. Custom home built by Johnson and Dulaney. Spacious Rooms. Designer decorated LR & DR. Kitchen opening to Family/Breakfast Room. Master Suite, paneled Study + 3 Car Garage. $475,000





INCREDIBLE LAKE + GOLF VIEW HOME. This property has been deeded down to the water’s edge. 4 BR’s or 3 BR’s + Bonus Room + 3.5 BA’s. Beautiful hardwood floors. Kitchen w/Hickory cabinets. Screened Porch. 2 Car Garage + Golf Cart Garage. $395,000

BEAUTIFUL HOME within walking distance to the Port Royal Sound in Hickory Forest. 3 Bedrooms plus an Office. Spacious Living and Dining Room. Brazilian cherry floors. Large Family Room. Private cul-de-sac street. $389,000

BEAUTIFUL HOME overlooking a lagoon. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths plus a 2 Car Garage. New carpet, new paint - Move-in condition. All weather Porch. Newer Roof and Newer HVAC. $329,000

BEAUTIFUL 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Townhome within walking distance to the Shipyard Beach Club and overlooking the golf course. Nicely furnished. Smooth ceilings in Master Bedroom. Heating and Air Conditioning replaced a year ago. $299,000



GREAT FIRST FLOOR Fiddlers Cove Villa. Updated Kitchen with granite countertops. Great location, walk to the Beach. Fully furnished. Used mainly as a second home.Great community tennis, pool and security. $145,000

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2 Greenwood Drive, Bldg B • Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 843-341-3000 (Office) • 877-901-7637 (Toll Free) • 843-341-3434 (Fax) VILLAS 924 CUTTER COURT - $449,000 1796 BLUFF VILLAS - $434,000 13 LIGHTHOUSE ROAD VILLAS - $359,000



3402 CAROLINA PLACE VILLAS - $349,000 528 PLANTATION CLUB VILLAS - $329,000 510 NORTH SHORE PLACE VILLAS - $399,000 2418 VILLAMARE - $489,000 2216 VILLAMARE - $399,000 D14 SUMMER HOUSE - $149,000


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Long Cove

36 COMBAHEE - $2,900,000

3 COTTAGE COURT - $1,099,000

10 DELTA - $979,000

State of the Art Everything. 5 BR 7 BA 7400 SF of First Class Living. Top of the line everything. Custom Workmanship including a Grand Foyer with Winding Staircase. Outdoor kitchen area and Private Pool with waterfall. Incredible Water Views of Broad Creek

Off Jonesville Road

15 GRAHAM LANE - $369,000

Newer 3 BR 3.5 BA home in small neighborhood on dead end street. Open floor plan with high ceilings and hardwood floors throughout. Sits on .31 acre Each bedroom has a bathroom. Garage is entire length of house … plenty of storage and room for a boat. Community has a tidal dock. This is a definite must see.

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Newer 5 BR 5.5 BA Home with Open Floor Plan. Upgrades throughout this two story home. All new furniture. Must be seen. Private Pool with landscape view. Shows like a model.


33 GOLD OAK - $289,000

This is a one of a kind floor plan. 3 BR, 2.5 BA home with approximately 2,000 Sq. Ft. New A/C, hardwood floors, granite countertops. Downstairs room is above flood – makes a great game room. This is the best buy in Oakview. Must see.

5B SEAHAWK LANE - $1,050,000 11 DELTA LANE - $249,000 4 RAVENWOOD ROAD - $229,000 15 KINGS TREE ROAD - $199,000 9 TRIMBLESTONE LANE - $179,000 16 RUM ROW - $441,000 2 GRAND COURT - $2,500,000 27 SINGLETON PLACE - $990,000 38 GRAHAM LANE - $99,900 24 LONG LAKE DRIVE - $29,900 232 HAMPTON LAKE DRIVE - $139,500

Hilton Head Plantation

7 CHRISTO – $569,000

Just reduced Unbelievable home. Upgrades galore. VIP 4,600 SF, 4 BR, 4.5 BA with Lagoon View. Custom Pool and Spa complete with Outdoor Bar Area. The perfect home to entertain friends and family.

Brand New 2 story 3 BR 2.5 BA Home. Custom workmanship and upgrades throughout. No space wasted …lots of storage and closets. Fantastic fairway, green and lagoon views

Port Royal

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16 FAIRWAY WINDS - $649,000

Beautiful 3 BR 3 BA 2,500 Sq Ft Home with Golf and Lagoon Views. Nice courtyard entrance. 2 Car Garage. Newer Roof, HVAC, Paint, Kitchen, etc. Shows like a model. Walk across the street to Ocean and Oceanfront Pool

3 SAXTON LANE - $549,000

Under Construction. 4 Br 3.5 BA, 2,800 Sq. Ft. Home will be completed in April. Hardcoat Stucco. All the upgrades. Open Kitchen. Granite Countertops, Stainless Appliances, Hardwood Floors throughout living area. Fireplace with built-ins. Covered Screened Porch. 2 Car Garage. On Wooded Lot that backs up to Forest Preserve.

3/21/13 10:50 AM Shipyard Plantation 233 Evian Villa:

Take notice, this is not your typical 2 bedroom Evian. THE BEST location, closest to the beach, END UNIT w/extra windows in the kitchen, living room & master bedroom and VIEWS, YES VIEWS: GOLF GREEN views Lagoon views & perfectly situated for privacy. Renovated w/ newer HVAC, stainless steel appliances, designed furnishings & a large deck overlooking it all, this really is special. A fantastic rental property, being sold fully furnished for $289,000.

204 Beachwalk Villa:

Fantastic first-floor villa with golf and lagoon views! This fully furnished, rentalready villa had been recently painted and has newer flooring and updated kitchen and baths. Superb villa and in great shape for only $289,000.

K-2 Golfmaster II:

The newest villa complex in Shipyard Plantation, these beautiful one level villas built in 2001 have what everyone is looking for. OPEN FLOOR PLAN! Large Carolina Room, fireplace, high, smooth ceilings, plenty of natural light and even a storage area. The owners have just had the villa painted and all new carpeting too. Priced well below market value for $364,900.

Hampton Hall Plantation 6 Ashord Place:

This will be the next Hampton Hall home to sell! This is the desirable Waverly Bordeaux model, tremendous open floor plan with vaulted ceilings throughout. Enjoy your custom kitchen looking out to the main living area and catch all of the beautiful lagoon views. Many upgrades including expanded floor plan (kitchen & great room); upgraded Alzhen cabinets and appliances, expanded rear porch, plantation shutters. Located on a cul de sac street with one of the nicest lots you will find. All for just $379,000.

Sea Pines Plantation 48 Planters Wood:

Tons of flexible options in this super cool Lowcountry-style home on naturally scenic & low maintenance lot. BR/Office/studio - or rental apt. - upstairs w/exterior entrance. 3 BR/2BA down. Super, flexible floor plan w/ lofted ceilings & French doors to large wrap around patio w/ new pavers. Upgraded features include designer European-style fire place, awesome, solid walnut cabinets, granite, stainless, antique brick, arches, tumbled stone & designer bath fixtures. Offered for $549,000.

103 Otter Road:


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Superb one level home located in the Club Course section of Sea Pines and priced to move quickly! This fully furnished home w/brand new back deck, storage shed, wood burning fireplace, vaulted ceilings, Pergo flooring and best of all plenty of natural light. Eat in kitchen, living room, dining area, large walk in master bedroom closet and more! This has been beautifully cared for and it shows, all for $319,000.

Life is Short!

D-22 Summerhouse:

C-216 Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Ocean Villas:

One of the best villas that Summerhouse has to offer with all new carpeting, painting, newer appliances and master bath tub completely resurfaced. Best of all this is a corner upstairs unit with a fireplace with the ultimate in privacy, backing up to the woods/wetlands. Gated, fitness, pool and clubhouse all on site! Offered for $149,000.

Beautifully upgraded villa with a fantastic kitchen remodel: full size appliances and custom cabinets. Renovated from head to toe with an awesome decor. This fully furnished villa had an excellent rental history & it’s not surprising the minute you enter the villa. Newer flooring, custom paint, newer tile flooring, carpet & recently renovated bathroom, this one is going to be hard to beat! $114,000

There is a reason that we have chosen Rick Saba as our realtor to assist us with the purchase of two villas on Hilton Head Island and the sale of one villa…..He is the best! His professionalism and knowledge of the Island Real Estate market are exemplary. He consistently demonstrates genuine interest in his clients. Rick is committed to providing outstanding service for buyers and sellers. Without any reservations, we recommend Rick for all your Hilton Head Island real estate needs. — Terry and Sandy Brummeyer, NC 2013

Rick Saba

Carolina Realty Group (843) 683-4701 • 2009 Realtor® of the Year Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors® 2005 President Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors®

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The Cottage Group

Ingrid Low

(o) 843-686-6460 (c) 843-384-7095

Selling Island-wide for Over 29 Years with Over $245 Million Sold!

Ann Webster

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Selling Island-wide for Over 29 Years with Over $225 Million Sold!

Betty Hemphill (c) 843-384-2919

Selling Island-wide for Over 24 Years with Over $224 Million Sold!

E BL ! DI CE RE PRI INC EW N 904 CUTTER COURT – Best 2 BR villa in Harbour Town located across from Harbour Town Clubhouse. First floor location with private courtyard patio. Exceptional rental income and totally upgraded. $299,000 furn.

13 MARSH DRIVE – Spectacular views 17th green Harbour Town links, Calibogue Sound, intercoastal and sunsets from this custom designed 6 br/6 1/2 ba estate in prestigous Baynard Oaks area of Sea Pines. $3,379,000.

THE BEST “BRIARWOOD” EVER. #371. Beautifully remodeled 2/2 plus den plus loft. Desirable end unit. Incredible Golf/Lagoon view. Delightful atrium. New kitchen with Butler’s pantry. Leaseback possible. Immaculate. MUST SEE. $498,000

8 RUDDY TURNSTONE – 4 bedroom 4 bath Oceanside Sea Pines rental home located on the beach walkway with private pool and screened porch. FURN. $975,000

HARBOUR TOWN – Remodeled 3 br/3 ba townhome in the heart of Harbour Town with vaulted ceilings, wood floors, granite counters. Peak views of Calibogue sound. Large back deck. Fee simple – no condo fees. $549,000 Furn.

37 N. CALIBOGUE CAY – Fabulous 5 BR PLUS office, 6 BA home with private dock on deep water side of CC. Hardwood floors on all first floor. Smooth tray ceilings, crown moldings, gourmet kitchen, beautifully landscaped, one area with wrought iron gates. $2,350,000

SEA PINES – 354 GREENWOOD GARDEN VILLA – Charming 3 bd/3ba villa with beautiful golf views of Heron Point, handsome brick fpl, spacious Carolina/TV room and wood flooring. $335,000 Furn.

SEA PINES – 4TH ROW – Beautifully remodeled stucco two story with gourmet kitchen, stone floors, heated pool and spa this 3 br/3.5 ba has den and separate dining room which can be converted to 4th bedroom, easy walk to beach. Great rental projection. $949,500

3357 LAKE FOREST VILLA – Charming 3/3 townhome, super lake view across to SP Forest Preserve. Ideal for bird watching. Lots of privacy. 1-CAR GARAGE. Developer’s model because of unique setting on lake. Great primary or 2nd home. $ 365,000 F.

166 FAIRWOOD VILLA – A 2 bd/2ba + enclosed sun room which has been totally upgraded and is only steps to the beach. $299,000

LONG COVE – Dean Winesett architectural design with loads of quality, extensive millwork, stone and wood floors, this 3 bed/3.5 ba with loft overlooks the 11th fairway of Long Cove. $499,000

40 WEXFORD ON THE GREEN – Fabulous 4BR 4BA Freestanding townhouse with super views of Broad Creek and marsh. 12’ smooth ceilings, crown moldings, plantation shutters, bonus room and so much more. Immaculate move in condition. $770,000 $699,000


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8 DINGHY – The best valued 7 BR oceanfront home in Palmetto Dunes! Features 30’ oceanfront pool & sundeck, extensive rear decking & open air covered porch, plus beautiful new kitchen. Soaring ceilings offer fabulous unobstructed views of the ocean. A perfect beach home for your family & friends. Home Owners Warranty. Aggressively priced. Rental projections of $122,000$190,000/yr. $2,750,000


2 SLACK TIDE – Waterfront Opportunity – 175’ of waterfront on Palmetto Dunes’ 11 mile lagoon! Wonderfully maintained 3 BR/3 BA plus large den (4th BR). Open floor plan, all on one level w/loads of windows & skylights. Large eat-in kitchen, 2 brick fireplaces, huge master suite opening onto 65’ deck overlooking the lagoon. All situated on an amazing corner lot. $549,500


2 COVINGTON PLACE – All new hard coat stucco! Brick accented drive & beautifully treed set the stage to this immaculately kept 3BR/3BA lightly used 2nd home. All on 1 level; large kitchen w/wrap-around breakfast bar opens into great room & dining room. Great BR separation. Outside find multiple decks overlooking lagoon & boat dock & screened porch. Great privacy, yet just steps to the beach, golf, private pool & rec center. $749,000


6 MADISON LANE – From the rocking chair front porch to the private guest suite, this immaculately maintained 5BR/3.5BA home is a MUST see! Conveniently located near the front gate & a short golf cart ride to all Palmetto Hall amenities. Enjoy golf views of the 17th Fairway from the beautiful Carolina Room or patio & deck. Transferrable Golf Membership available. $527,500

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While some commercial real estate properties show their age, others burst with renewal. And somewhere in between, the local market quietly braces for the next big thing.

story By Michael Paskevich


hile the market appears to be rebounding, any drive around the Lowcountry will yield a mix of commercial properties in various states of disrepair and some still gleaming and vibrant. In one extreme, you’ll see here and there shopping centers marred by potholed parking lots and bereft of tenants. On another, new construction has opened up off-island with a robust mix of storefronts, businesses and restaurants. In between these extremes rests a commercial real estate market that brokers describe as “challenging” in light of a recession that’s led to an excess of available space, a serious downturn in prices and official requests for a fresh look at how to revitalize a beleaguered scene. And while there are some encouraging signs – requests for business licenses are on the rise and The Mall at Shelter Cove is being reborn – brokers must first deal with existing inventory, much of it bank foreclosures, that’s created an area-wide buyer’s market. “There are some really good bargains out there that aren’t selling,” said Joe Ryan, broker-incharge for Weichart Realtors, estimating more than 100,000-squarefeet of empty space on Hilton Head’s south end alone. “It’s hard work and some deals are taking two to three years … another problem we have is that a lot of these buildings are old and tired

and the owners don’t have the money to put into them.” Ryan cites an office/retail building on Hilton Head initially listed at $549,000 that’s now going for $269,000 with little buyer interest, and north island office space that’s leasing for $8 a square-foot as sample bargains. “We need to reinvigorate the market and I think the town is going to have to get more involved,” he said. David Bachelder of Charter I Commercial, who moved here in 1965 when Hilton Head had fewer than 2,000 residents, is chairman of a seven-member committee reviewing the island’s Land Management Ordinance (LMO); potentially risky business in a place that prides itself on a restrictive sign ordinance and seeming reverence for every tree. “We did an admirable job of protecting our environment and controlling development,” Bachelder said, “and what we need to do for the next 30 years is maintain all the things we love about Hilton Head that have made it a top destination. But we have aging facilities that have to compete with the newest and the best. We have to have a practical environment for new development,” he added, “not one that rolls over and let’s people do what they want, but one that says, ‘let’s work together and do something special.’” Recommendations from the LMO committee are expected in about six months and the town has also formed an economic

development committee charged with finding fresh ways to lure new businesses to the island. The town issued 47 bar and restaurant licenses in 2012, the best in five years, but that number includes ownership transfers and location changes that don’t give a precise picture about how many of the licenses reflect newly arrived businesses. Demolition has begun at The Mall at Shelter Cove – an oldstyle enclosed mall that saw no shortage of tenants flee to recently remodeled Tanger Outlet space in Bluffton – with a 2014 opening set for a new complex anchored by Kroger’s supermarket, an existing Belks department store, beach-toBroad Creek access and villagestyled shops and residential space. But there’s still an air of uncertainty about existing empty space compounded by hesitation from recession-weary national chains about locating in the Lowcountry. “It’s a numbers game,” said Tom DeMint of nationwide Sperry Van Ness commercial realty, headed locally by William Bosley. “The big retailers are counting rooftops and they want a 100,000 population within five miles before they even take a look,” DeMint said, “so they are going to look at Charleston and Savannah first.” Bosley estimates a combined greater Hilton Head/Bluffton area population approaching 80,000 led to the arrival of a Dick’s Sporting Goods. “They realized that Bluffton has become a bedroom community and regional shopping

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“...what we need to do for the next 30 years is maintain all the things we love about Hilton Head that have made it a top destination. But we have aging facilities that have to compete with the newest and the best.”

David Bachelder

area that attracts people from 40 or 50 miles away,” he said. “So it’s about convincing more people that, even if we don’t have the population count of some places, we also have a very wide trade area.” Meanwhile, Bosley added: “Rents are down, land values are down and retail assets are down. Property you would have paid $100 a square foot for, you can now buy for $50 a square foot. It’s been a challenging market.” Tourism and home construction drive the area and brokers say slow but steady growth in both markets should herald an upswing for hardhit commercial space. “We’re seeing more activity than we’ve seen in four years and we’re hoping the trend continues,” said DeMint. Bluffton’s Buckwalter Place bucked trends when the $100 million complex broke ground in 2007 as the nation’s recession grabbed hold. “Our timing couldn’t have been worse,” said Buckwalter’s Matthew Green, “so we retooled on the fly and had a bit of luck when CareCore National decided to build its new corporate headquarters here.” The result is a so-far successful 94-acre development that includes a family bowling and entertainment center, Station 300, plus a $6.5 million law enforcement center and the Don Ryan Center for Innovation that guides startup companies seeking seed money. “The concept is pretty simple,” Green said. “It’s about bringing all

these diverse uses into one setting and letting the synergies play off one another.” The expanding complex, which will be future home to an urgent care center, a church and residential development, is something that Green views as a “hybrid” take on Main Street USA where everything is within easy walking distance. The development also surprised some doubters by locating more than a mile from U.S. 278, outside a zone developers consider crucial for success. “Everybody wants to be on 278, but when you’re going 55 miles-per-hour and the signage is restrictive it’s hard to see them,” Green said. And he, like other brokers, sees ongoing “volatility” in a market that needs to redefine itself for the future. “We can only build so many new houses and put so many (tourist) heads in the beds. We still need to know what’s going to be the new normal … that’s what I think everybody is trying to figure out.” Fisal Dahnoun, owner of Le Bistro Mediterranean restaurant at Pineland Station, has seen “a lot of people come and go” during his 25-year tenure. “It looks like we’re busy because of Steinmart and Starbuck’s being out front, but we have so many empty spaces and need major repairs and restoration,” he said. “It‘s nice that there’s going to be a new development at Shelter Cove but what about us? Do we really need another grocery store?” M

Ready for business Commercial real estate is a tricky business on the island. Here are four highly-vislble shuttered businesses on the island with unlimited potential. We’ve also shared our opinion on what we’d like to see there. Caveat: We are not experts, nor are we engaging in anything other than idle speculation. We are, to quote the vernacular, “just sayin’.”

admit, the island is pretty much good on grocery stores. The footprint on a grocery store can be hard to convert, but Bluffton’s old Piggly Wiggly transformed into a thrift store fairly easily.


1. THE LOG CABIN Originally purchased in the mid-70s, the iconic log cabin was designed as a sales office for a franchise that sold log cabin kits, according to the building’s owner who asked not be named. When the owners entered into a 25-year sublease with Globe Oil Company, it was sublet out as a Starvin’ Marvin location and then eventually a Sunoco station. Sunoco closed that location in April 2008 and the building has sat vacant ever since. The owners have attempted to lease it several times, but have not been able to satisfy town requirements on the highly visible property. While the owner said that they do no have problems with the town most of the time, they have attempted to lease the building out to basket weavers and a barbecue restaurant but were stymied due to the town’s restriction on outdoor displays and sales.

One of the longer-running food service establishments on the island, Fuddruckers’ just seemed to always be empty whenever we’d go in there. Tasty burgers, though. Shortly after its closure, rumors swirled around the island that SERG group was going to buy it out and open up their own burger place. We can safely put those rumors to rest, as SERG group representatives assured us they had no plans for the spot “at this time.” But keep your eyes on this spot, as Charter 1’s Walter Wilkins, who handles the property, said interest has been overwhelming on the property, both locally and regionally. WHAT WE’D LIKE TO SEE Depending on what happens to the view when work is done on Shelter Cove, this would actually be a great place for a sports bar. Just close off the doors that led to the old “back room” and open it up to the outdoors, and you have a great spot for a cold beer and a ball game in the sunshine.

WHAT WE’D LIKE TO SEE Come to think of it, that location and decor would be a great place for a barbecue restaurant. Failing that, we could see that being a great new home for a farmer’s market. 2. THE OLD FOOD LION This large space on Palmetto Bay Road was, until last year, home to a Food Lion. Many locals still remember the day the word spread on Facebook and Twitter that it was closing, and everything was half off (mob scene doesn’t begin to describe it). And while some might decry the abundance of grocery stores on the island, one group wouldn’t mind seeing one more. “Trader Joe’s Hilton Head - Bluffton Petition,” a group on Facebook boasting 491 likes, formed on the notion that Trader Joe’s recently opened a store based on suggestions from a Facebook page movement. And the location most suggested by fans of the page? The old Food Lion on Palmetto Bay Road. WHAT WE’D LIKE TO SEE While we’d love to see a TJ’s, we have to

4. THE OLD BANK A funny thing happened as Monthly was going to press - one of the most visibly empty buildings near our offices, and indeed one that inspired this piece, received a new tenant. Before it became home to Reebok Crossfit, the elongated fortress-like structure on New Orleans Rd. was first home to an art gallery, then to a bank. The eye-catching but unique architecture always seemed like an odd fit for either business, but as a home for a fitness center, it’s perfect. “The building was in great shape,” said new tenant Tim Herman, who brings a Reebok-branded Crossfit to the island as a destination fitness concept. “We haven’t had to do anything special except add foundation support underneath where all the equipment will be… structurally, it’s a fortress.” April 2013

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A Spirited


Why Harbour Town Golf Links is hallowed ground


OLDEN SUNRAYS seep through the Spanish moss—Old Man’s Beard—casting sinuous, floating shadows across the fairways. Twilight is near. In the half-light, fairways undulate like waves. Like ships on the horizon, the day’s final two golfers approach with silent intent. They play their last putts and a thousand cheering voices rise from the gallery. Then, with a wave and a smile, the athletes depart. The sun sinks low and the crowd drains away to the bars and barbecues to relive the almost mystical feeling of the great RBC Heritage golf tournament. What is this special atmosphere? When darkness descends on the hallowed Harbour Town Golf Links, the land seems even more alive, as if waiting for something, someone…

THE ANCIENT ONES The lands and waters surrounding Harbour Town have been populated with people for thousands of years. The 18th fairway overlooks vast Calibogue Sound, the deep nexus between the May River and the Atlantic Ocean. At least 40 centuries ago, Archaic (“ancient”) Indians paddled their dugouts to Hilton Head Island. In autumn and winter, they harvested large, abundant oysters in the same salt marshes that are now the graveyard for golfers’ errant drives. In the


1960s, construction of Harbour Town Golf Links unearthed caches of shells, pottery, tools, and spear points. Later Indian groups built villages and stayed year-long to tend native gardens, and hunt deer and small game. The 16th Century French explorers reported that the local Escamacu tribe even hunted alligators — the very same leathery reptiles that swim in water hazards and leer at golfers. According to the French, teams of natives would gather and ram a sharpened post down the gator’s gullet. Don’t try this with your 5-iron.

THEIR HANDS TURNED THIS EARTH Harbour Town Golf Links is located in the heart of the antebellum Braddock Point Plantation. The Stoney and Baynard families owned this broad 1,000-acres tract until the Civil War. Slave labor tended fields of vegetables and the primary crop: Sea Island cotton (also called “Long-staple Cotton”). When you go to the Heritage tournament, take time to watch players warm up on the

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Worlds within worlds here, with new shapes, new powers

driving range. This was the site of the vast cotton fields. Here I watched a pro drive a ball “out of the park” — the length of the range, over a stand of 50-foot tall live oaks, across Plantation Drive, ultimately landing on the tee area across the street. The Gullah (derived from “Gola,” as in Angola—the homeland of many S.C. cotton slaves) were the key to successful cotton cultivation here. The soil in the Harbour Town area, as on most barrier islands, is sandy, acidic, and nutrient-poor. The Gullah knew to add oyster shells to supplement lime, and “salt hay” (the brown stalks of salt marsh

cord-grass) to mulch and compost the fields. And so, the cotton was saved; yet the saviors remained bound to their master. Today, when you dig anywhere in the Harbour Town vicinity, you are bound to clunk your shovel against an oyster shell. Remember who placed it there.

INSPIRATION FROM MANY What is that one thing, that fierce inner force that will drive one player to dig deeper inside and capture the winner’s chalice at

this year’s tournament? I saw it once in Jack Nicklaus: piercing blue eyes that burned with desire to win. Charles Fraser had it, when he out-debated naysayers who said no one would ever come to a golf tournament on Hilton Head Island. This local community has it, and it rallied valiantly to save this grand festivity and significant charity fundraiser only a few years ago. The ancient Indians had it when they speared the great swamp dragon alligator. And the Gullah had it — the ultimate will to survive under shackles. Their spirits guard this place — worlds within worlds — in the great green kingdom. M

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- Shivas Irons, “Golf in the Kingdom”


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Meant to be

Around the world and back again was just the beginning for Delbert Felix. STORY BY MICHAEL PASKEVICH • PHOTO BY ROB KAUFMAN


ELBERT FELIX IS CAUTIOUS AS HE TELLS A TALE OF SUCCESS, SETBACK AND A MUSICAL DREAM THAT REMAINS UNRESOLVED. The soft-spoken St. Helena Island native graciously accepts the plaudits of fans and fellow musicians who say there’s no better player around. Indeed, his formidable skills on acoustic bass have taken him around the world, playing jazz with bigname notables such as Branford and Ellis Marsalis and Joe Henderson. Thus, it’s no surprise that he’s in heavy demand on the local scene, be it in intimate duets, sundry ensembles at the Jazz Corner or with funk-oriented dance bands. It hasn’t been a road to riches for the long-time Hilton Head resident — he’s not the first musician to supplement his income stocking shelves in the wee hours at Bi-Lo — and there have been some substance-related detours along the way. But Felix says he’s freshly focused and moving straight ahead these days, striving once again toward a shot at showcasing his sizable talents in the venues and stages of the big cities. “I feel lucky to have been exposed to great music at an early age,” says Felix, reared on a mix of pop, soul, jazz and classical played by his schoolteacher parents. “My dad was a band director and I was playing baritone horn (euphonium) before I first picked up the electric bass in the ninth grade.” Fueled by the undeniably catchy bass lines of George Clinton’s Parliament Funkadelic and other ’70s-era greats, Felix found himself with a music scholarship to attend Florida A&M University. “It was there that I first encountered the (acoustic) upright bass,” he recalls. “I was in the jazz band and a professor said I should check it out.” He quickly took to the unwieldy and often intimidating instrument, developing his chops and technique to the point where the esteemed Berklee School of Music in Boston became the next step in his journey. He struck up a kinship with classmate Branford Marsalis, now considered one of the top com148

posers, band leaders and saxophone players in contemporary jazz, and the two young students experimented with new approaches to traditional and modern jazz. Felix, weaned on bass greats such as Ray Brown and Ron Carter, graduated in 1981 and moved back home to the Lowcountry, “where there wasn’t a whole lot of jazz at the time.” So he opted for a four-year hitch in the U.S. Navy playing and teaching bass in the fleet band. “Three weeks after I enlisted I got a call from Wynton (Marsalis) to be part of his first quartet,” he says with a smile. Not that playing in the Navy band wasn’t a memorable if mixed experience. “We were ambassadors playing throughout South America and West Africa and had a lot of fun,” he says. “We were drinking in the morning and back then I thought that was the norm.” When back in the states and stationed in Norfolk, VA., he’d get regular calls from touring jazz musicians such as Joe Henderson for paid sit-in engagements at area clubs. After his enlistment ended in the mid-’80s, he joined Branford Marsalis on a world tour for a stretch, returning to permanent digs on Hilton Head where the calls kept coming from luminaries such as Marsalis Family patriarch, Ellis, and other jazz greats. Everything seemed in order for a topnotch player with a seemingly unlimited future as a sideman and session artist. But it’s here that Felix pauses for several seconds, looking upward during an interview at an island café before letting out a sigh and saying: “Then there are some things that happened.” The alcohol-fueled Navy days and nights playing in clubs where other intoxicating substances are commonplace began to take a toll, and the calls from touring cohorts began to dwindle. “I eventually lost the power to go on the road,” he says, “although I don’t want to dwell on that. I realize now that these things happen to a lot of creative people who have an addictive personality.” There were ensuing legal entanglements fol-

lowed by ongoing support meetings and the nagging uncertainty about where his life was headed. But at no point did anyone doubt his talent playing bass. And he’s received support from long-time friends such as musician Lavon Stevens, whom he joins playing contemporary Christian and gospel on alternate Sundays at First Presbyterian Church on the island. He’s now a fixture with pianist Will Snyder (Wednesday through Saturday at Vine restaurant on Hilton Head) playing traditional jazz and with Whitley Deputy’s more groove-oriented B-Town Project. There’s also been an uptick in phone calls from touring musicians in need of a top-notch player at regional gigs. “I feel blessed to be given a second chance,” he said. “I’m a firm believer in that, and that is what helps me stay focused.” He uses thicker strings than most contemporaries, creating a subtle warmth and woody buzz in pure acoustic settings with Snyder; employing an electric pickup to accent the more aggressive vibe of dance music. “I really enjoy entertaining people, especially in a setting where people are really listening,” he says, “That’s where I can be at my best although I still think about the time when I didn’t do what I was supposed to do.” Delbert Felix, 55 years old and fit from a rigorous exercise program, realizes he’s at a crossroads in both his life and career. His two children are grown and on their own. Him mother passed away a few years ago and his father is hospitalized with Alzheimer’s in Atlanta. This could be the time for him to pursue an unfulfilled goal of showcasing his skills in New York City jazz clubs where a larger and more sophisticated scene includes more attentive and appreciative audiences. “It’s something I didn’t really give a shot at the first time around,” he says. “I was scared of New York back then, but I need to be in a place where I can show off my craft. “I feel like I’m on the other side now… it’s never too late to be who you were meant to be.” M

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The Jazz Corner: Eddie Wilson (April 1, 8), Martin Lesch Band (April 15, 22, 29) Kingfisher: Tableside magic with Joseph the Magician. San Miguel’s: Chris Jones Tuesday Big Bamboo Café: Tom “Vegas” Vicario plays the classics at 9 p.m. Corks in Bluffton: Open mic night with Johnny O’ and the Port O Johns 8-11 p.m. The Jazz Corner: Bob Masteller’s All-Star Quartet with Gina René San Miguel’s: David Marshall Shelter Cove Harbour: Shannon Tanner, 6:30 p.m. Station 300 & Zeppelin’s Bar & Grill: Target the Band, 6 p.m. Wednesday Big Bamboo Cafe: Reggae at 10 p.m. The Boardroom: Cranford & Sons Electric Piano: Sterlin & Shuvette Motown and R&B night The Jazz Corner: The Earl Williams Quartet (April 3, 17, May 1), The Bobby Ryder Quartet (April 10, 24) Kingfisher: Light rock with David Wingo Red Fish: John Brackett Trio 7:30 p.m. San Miguel’s: Mike Korbar Santa Fe Cafe: Reymundo Elias from 7-10 p.m. Vine: The Big Band Duo featuring Will Snyder 6:30-10 p.m.

Thurs.-Sat. Dean St. Hilaire. Electric Piano: Ladies night with the Simpson Brothers The Jazz Corner: Lavon and Louise Kingfisher: Pete Caroll San Miguel’s: Eric Daubert Santa Fe Cafe: Reymundo Elias from 7-10 p.m. Smokehouse: Whitley Deputy and the B-Town Project, 10 p.m. Tavern 46: Deas Guyz Vine: The Big Band Duo featuring Will Snyder 6:30-10 p.m.

Freidline Trio (April 12), Bobby Ryder’s Swingin’ Quartet salutes Neil Diamond and Bobby Darin (April 19), The Annie Sellick Quartet (April 26), Jeremy Davis and the Equinox Jazz Quintet (May 3) Kingfisher: Earl Williams Band playing jazz and blues San Miguel’s: David Marshall Santa Fe Cafe: Reymundo Elias from 7-10 p.m. Saturday Big Bamboo: Reid Richmond, 10 p.m.

Friday Big Bamboo: The Beagles play the Beatles from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Bistro Mezzaluna: Target Band at 8 p.m. Captain Woody’s (Bluffton): Mike Korbar 7-10 p.m. The Jazz Corner: The Doug Carn Trio (April 5), Maria Howell and the Noel

The Boardroom: Local musicians jam against cancer (April 6) Captain Woody’s (Bluffton): Jordan Ross 7-10 p.m. The Jazz Corner: The Doug Carn Trio (April 6), Maria Howell and the Noel Freidline Trio (April 13), Bobby Ryder’s Swingin’ Quartet salutes Neil Diamond and Bobby Darin (April 20), The Annie Sellick Quartet (April 27), Jeremy Davis and the Equinox Jazz Quintet (May 4) Mellow Mushroom: Karaoke on Hilton Head Salty Dog Café: Dave Kemmerly 5-9 p.m. San Miguel’s: Tommy Sims Santa Fe Cafe: Reymundo Elias from 7-10 p.m. Shelter Cove Harbour: Shannon Tanner, 6:30 p.m. Tavern 46: Sterlin & Shuvette (March 9), Neil & Bob (March 23) Sunday

Thursday Big Bamboo Café: Jack The Jammer 6:30-9:30 p.m. also Thursday, open mic night with Phil Mullins, 10 p.m. Captain Woody’s (Bluffton): Jim Davidson 7-10 p.m. Ela’s Blu Water Grille: 8 p.m.

Jeremy Davis and the Equinox Jazz Quintet, appearing this month at the Jazz Corner.

The Jazz Corner: Deas Guyz (April 7, 21) and The Headliners (April 14), plus Dixieland Jam from 2-5 p.m. April 28 Kingfisher: Tableside magic with Joseph the Magician San Miguel’s: Kirk O’Leary

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Irish HH-eyes were smiling The Hilton Head Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade was a huge success, with Irish pride on full display along with the Budweiser Clydesdales and the odd belly dancer. We put out a notice on our Facebook page looking for your photos (with the promise of a random drawing for a $50 Daniel’s Restaurant and Lounge gift certificate — we’re no cheapskates) and little Noah here, pictured at right, was the big winner. His proud parents, Lyndsey and Bryan Dorshimer, will be living it up thanks to his infectious smile and dapper hat.

tt Collin and Makayla Hinchey had some good old-fashioned Irish fun. t Ed Meyerink rocked Beantown pride while marching in the parade as part of the Lo.Co. Motion display. u The Re/Max float put on a pyrotechnic display from a hot-air balloon basket.

For the ladies The Hospice & Hearts Ladies Night Out encouraged those in attendance to come out in style, with strict enforcement from the Hilton Head Fashion Police (right). The gang from the New River Auto Mall (left) took the cake. OK, technically they brought the cake.


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Crazy for candice The crew from American Idol stopped by Beaufort High School to film a riotous pep rally for top 10 contestant and St. Helena native Candice Glover. Cameras rolled as cheerleaders, the band, the Beaufort High mascot and the school’s award-winning choir showed their support for their hometown idol.

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Junior league assemble Last month, Junior League of Savannah South Carolina Lowcountry Projects members Lindsay Daly, Erika Ludgivsen, Mary Scott, Jill Ulicny, Ashley Faubion, and Kelly Gibson helped install pavers for a walkway, planted flowers and assembled a table and chairs. Their goal was to improve the outdoor areas of CODA's shelter.

peace through art and sport The winners of the 2nd Zapata Initiative "Peace through Art and Sport" were announced recently. These talented young artists took home more than $1,000 in prize money awarded by a jury of five local well known artists. The names of the winning artists from the Middle and High Schools are Chase Faulkner, Alanna Geoffery, Emma North, Jean foissac, Pilar Kayser, Allison Snell Hannah Littlejohn, Madison Etchells, Camille Felix, Haley Munroe, Charlie Pitts, Brynna Collela, Alex Vinson, Angelica Santos, Jacob Desantiago, Lexica Mensez Romero and Natalie Mlodzinski.

In recognition of their 25th anniversary and service to the community, Hilton Head Island Mayor, Drew McLaughlin, presented a “Certificate of Recognition & Celebration” to The Avid Gardeners of Hilton Head Plantation “for their 25 years of dedicated community service, their good stewardship of our natural resources, their spirit of volunteerism, and their beautification and promotion of the love of gardening on Hilton Head Island.” Present were (left to right) Sharon Jaunsem, Pat Rapp, Mayor Drew Laughlin, Sandy Stern and MaryAnn Snyder. April 2013

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Short List Come for the golf. Stay for the art, dance, tennis, great food, film showings, nature walks, concerts, street festivals, etc. etc. etc.

Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest: April 5,6. Taste the

waves at this annual celebration of seafood.

Duncan Sheik at the Arts Center April 6,7. The one-

time Hilton Head Prep student and current Grammy-winning musician comes home for two nights at the arts center. 843-842-ARTS or

Hilton Head Dance Theatre presents Terpsichore

Pro League Tennis

Starts April 26 at Spanish Wells. Don’t miss worldclass tennis excitement when former top worldranked pros compete against the best players from Hilton Head Island and beyond.

April 13 The Visual and Performing Arts Center at Hilton Head Island High School will host a one-nightonly showing of Hilton Head Dance Theatre’s Terpsichore. 843-842-3262 or

Flowers! Flowers! Flowers!

Dafuskie Island Marsh Tacky Race

April 2-27 Do you like flowers? Not nearly as much as the Art League of Hilton Head’s Uschi Niner, who presents an art show so nice they named it thrice. The Walter Greer Gallery hosts. 843-681-2399

April 27 The famous Marsh Tacky Race comes to Daufuskie Island for the first time this year. Enjoy a short ferry ride and a great day of competition and fun. 803-517-2545 or April 2013

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JUST FOR FUN Poolside Movie: 7:30 p.m. April 3 and 10 at the Harbour Town Pool. Jump into spring by floating on a tube at the Harbour Town Pool while watching a movie and eating pizza with your family. Reservations are required and may be made by calling The Sea Pines Resort Recreation Department. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for children ages 12 and younger. 843-842-1979 Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest: 5-8 p.m. April 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 6 at Shelter Cove Community Park. The popular, family-friendly event serves as the David M. Carmines Memorial Foundation's annual fundraiser with proceeds – from admissions, beverage sales, restaurant purveyor fees, artists’ fees and auction funds – benefiting the American Cancer Society, the M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Center and the Island Recreation Scholarship Fund. Participating restaurants include Alexander’s, the American Culinary Federation, Black Marlin, Bluffton Oyster Co., The Chart House, Cool Breeze, The Crazy Crab, Gillan's

Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar, Hana Sushi, Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks, Island Kettle Corn, The Old Oyster Factory, Red Fish, Skull Creek Boathouse, Steamers Seafood and Street Meet. Admission is $5 for adults and free for kids 12 and younger. Food and refreshments are available for purchase with tickets. 843-681-2772, ext.137, or Hampton Lake Market Day: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 6 at Hampton Lake. The Hampton Lake Market, featuring an array of produce, will debut this month, and will then take place the first Saturday of every month. Shop for homemade crafts, garden items, fresh flowers, fresh produce, art, jewelry, gifts, fresh baked goods and more. Enjoy complimentary sweet tea or lemonade, draw for a discount towards purchases in the Tackle Box gift shop, enter your name for a chance to win various raffles, and enjoy complimentary mini-boat cruises on the lake. Be sure to mark your calendar for this monthly event. Market Day is free and open to the public. 843-836-7463 or

The 35th Annual Bluffton Village Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 11 in Old Town Bluffton. The 35th annual Bluffton Village Festival, coordinated by The Rotary Club of Bluffton, will be held Mother’s Day weekend. Enjoy the art, music, food, an ugly dog contest, kids activities and more. Admission is free. All new this year is a pie-eating contest in honor of the festival’s 35th anniversary. Put on your bibs and get ready to enjoy a pie in the face! 843-815-2277, or blufftonvillagefestival@


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Wild Women's Tea Party: 2-4 p.m. April 13 on Myrtle Island. Fashion show, door prizes, wildest hat and gloves contest, delicious tea party foods, diamond in the champagne contest, vendors that appeal to women, and more. $25 tickets to benefit Lowcountry Legal Volunteer's Women's Outreach to Women (WOW). 843-815-1570 or Taste of Bluffton: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 13 State Street in Bluffton Village. The inaugural family-friendly event, presented by Covert Aire, will take place in Bluffton Village between the Bluffton Post Office and Bluffton Library and will feature a variety of vendors selling samples of their most mouth-watering cuisine. Beer, wine and other beverages will also be avail-

able for purchase. The event is open to the public and there is no charge for admission. Plus, The Restaurant Show's Orchid Paulmeier will be featured live. 843-227-5929,, or vhbuckley@ Annual Marsh Tacky Races: April 27 on Daufuskie Island. After losing sponsorship on Hilton Head Island in 2012, the Carolina Marsh Tacky Association is pleased to announce that the annual “beach race” will be held on Daufuskie Island. Only registered horses will be allowed to compete in three classes on Daufuskie: Mares, geldings and stallions. There will be no monetary prizes but winners will be awarded infinite bragging rights. The race is sponsored by a broad Daufuskie community coalition, J&W Corp., Plantation Land LLC and Sea Grass Equestrian Center. See page 20 to learn how to get there. 803-517-2545. marshtacky@gmail. com 5th annual Memory Matters chefs event: 6-9 p.m. April 30 at Sea Pines Country Club. This festive event includes a cocktail hour with complimentary wine and an incredible dinner from Sea Pines' new executive chef. Tickets are $150. 843-842-6688, info@memormatters. org

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Orchid on her Taste of Bluffton appearance: “I am so excited for this event! I get the lucky job of interviewing the different restaurant booths and trying their delicious food!” Taste of Bluffton is April 13


Deep Well's 40th Anniversary Community Celebration: 1-4 p.m. April 7 at Honey Horn. Deep Well Project is inviting the community to join in an afternoon of fun, food, and festivities, in celebration of the beginnings and growth of this worthwhile community organization. This is not a fundraiser, rather a way to thank donors, volunteers, and supporters throughout the 40 years the project has been serving Hilton Head Island residents. Residents who have benefited from these services will also have a chance to celebrate and enjoy entertainment, music, children’s activities, food at family friendly prices, and information about Deep Well. 843-785-2849

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Continued from page 157 Hilton Head Humane Association’s 16th Annual Dog Walk on the Beach: 8:30 a.m. May 4 at Coligny Beach. The event starts with DJ Alan Palchak as MC and entertainer. Bring your favorite canine companion for a morning filled with fun in the sun including Frisbee dog entertainment, contests, giveaways, food, and dancing. 843-681-8686 or

ON STAGE Gregg Russell Concerts: 7:30-9 p.m. April 1-5, 8-12, 15-17 in Harbour Town. Over the years, Gregg Russell has become a classic at Sea Pines Resort. You’ll find him under the


famed Liberty Oak in Harbour Town, entertaining adults and children alike, and his concerts are not to be missed. All concerts are free. Hilton Head Choral Society's Sing of Spring Concert, Musical Masterworks: 8 p.m. April 5 at First Presbyterian Church. The Sing of Spring Concert, Musical Masterworks, will feature the work of Californiaborn composer Rene Clausen’s “A new Creation” for choir, soloists, and chamber orchestra, and will also include Pietro Mascagni’s Anthem for Spring from his opera Cavalleria Rusticana, plus a new arrangement of the Irish folk hymn, "Be Thou My Vision." 843-341-3818, info@hiltonhead, or www.hiltonhead

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lowcountry calendar 3rd annual Mr. Bobcat contest: 7 p.m. April 6 at Bluffton High School Auditorium. Ten BHS seniors will compete for the title of Mr. Bobcat in the categories of formal wear, sportswear, talent, and answering of questions. Student Council has organized and run this event for the past three years under the direction of Ms. Erin Reichart, with choreography by Ms. Beth Herring. Refreshments will be available. Admission is $5. 843-706-8039 Duncan Sheik Gala featuring Meredith Inglesby and Steve Blanchard: 6 p.m. April 6 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. The Arts Center's dazzling Spring Gala presents Tony- and Grammyaward winning singer/composer Duncan Sheik, and will also feature hometown and Broadway sensation Meredith Inglesby and her husband, Steve Blanchard of Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast fame. The three will bring their talent to the stage for the Arts Center’s Spring Gala benefit performance. The evening begins with a 6 p.m. cocktail reception followed by a solo performance by Duncan Sheik. Both having been on Broadway in leading roles, Inglesby and Blanchard will

treat the audience to a soaring performance as well. Following the program, there will be an exciting live auction with opportunities to meet Duncan, Meredith, and Steve. $175 “Tony” level and $125 “Grammy” level. 843-686-3945, ext. 306 or www. It’s a Wonderful Life: April 6-7 at Magnolia Hall in Sun City. The Coastal Rhythm Quartet will headline a concert featuring Sun City's New River Harmony and the Sun Tones barbershop groups featuring classics and standards. Tickets are $15. 843-707-9121 Duncan Sheik: 2 p.m. April 7 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Grammy and Tony award winning songwriter and composer Duncan Sheik comes to the Arts Center for a special solo performance, performing Broadway tunes along with some of his own hit songs. Launching his musical career in 1996 with his self-titled debut, Sheik quickly earned a Grammy nomination for Continues on page 160 >>

“Noises off” USCB Center for the Arts in Beaufort will present the Beaufort Theatre production of “Noises Off” on April 6 and 7, and again on April 12, 13 and 14. “Noises Off” is a classic British farce written by Michael Frayn and opened in London in 1982. Since then it has been entertaining audiences all over the world and is, as reviewed in the New York Times, “A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce. This dizzy, well-known romp is a festival of delirium.” Gail Westerfield directs the manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a dismal flop of a play called “Nothing’s On.” There is a love triangle which leads to deteriorating

personal relationships among the cast and causes offstage chaos and onstage bedlam. The title of the play is taken from theatrical stage direction which means “sounds that originate offstage.” Performances begin at USCB Center for the Arts Theatre at 801 Carteret Street on Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7, and again the following weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 12, 13 and 14. Friday and Saturday curtains are at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 3:00 p.m. Reserve seats $20; Adults $18; Seniors $15. Call the Box Office between 10 and 3 weekdays, 843-521-4145.

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Symphony Under the Stars: 7:30 p.m. April 9-10 at the Coastal Discovery Museum. A frolicking and festive benefit concert that features all of your favorite film scores with music by Henry Mancini, John Williams, Rogers and Hammerstein and the score of the new hit film, Les Miserables. Dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $70 each or $700 per table. 843-842-2055 or

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and students (13-18); and $15 for children (12 and under). 843-842-3262 or

Palmetto Bluff Concert on the Green: 5-6:30 p.m. May 1. Palmetto Bluff and The Jazz Corner are pleased to present a Concert on the Green, an evening celebrating rising stars and all stars of jazz. Proceeds from the concert will benefit The Junior Jazz Foundation, an organization aimed at furthering The BIG Story Fest & Liars Competition: April 11-14 at Artworks jazz education in the Lowcountry region. Opening the concert will be the Jazz in Beaufort. This festival honors Corner Rising Stars, the the deeply fun tradiJunior Jazz Ensemble tion of storytelling and featuring Hilton Head story listening with Christian Academy performances, family musical director, pianist activities, workshops, James Berry. On the first and diverse voices, set is the Martin Lesch including headliners Bil Band, featuring pianist Lepp, Doug Elliot, Judy Martin Lesch, bassist Sima, and Natalie Daise. Will Snyder, percussionThe Liars Competition ist Chris Russell and is an esteemed gatherphotography by anne multi-instrumentalist ing of those who shoot Danny Dennison. In the second set, Bob the breeze with the greatest of ease, Masteller's Jazz Corner Sextet celebrates of the lying liars and the audiences the golden age of swing with vocalist who laugh with them. Judging the Gina Rene', multi-instrumentalist Bob competition is Bil Lepp, the five-time Masteller, saxophonist Jody Espina, champion of the West Virginia Liars’ percussionist Chris Russell, bassist Contest. Dave Masteller, pianist Eric Jones and 843-379-2787, @artseensc, beaufortspecial guest vocalist Reggie Deas. $25 per car at the gate benefits the Junior Jazz Foundation Terpsichore: April 13 at the Visual and Performing Arts Center at Hilton Head Island High School. The Hilton Head Dance Damsels and Daemons: 7 p.m. May Theatre will present Terpsichore for one night only. Featuring six guest artists from 2-5 and 2 p.m. 5 at Magnolia Hall. The Sun City Chorus and Concert Band Columbia City Ballet, the diverse program will include seven different pieces ranging will stage its 2013 Spring Concert “Damsels and Daemons." Tickets are in style from classical to contemporary ballet as well as jazz. Tickets are $25 for Continues on page 162 >> adults; $20 for seniors (60 and above) 160

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Monster mash-up Harry Potter, Twilight, Lord of the Rings and Stars Wars blend together for one-act festival.


dimwitted and slightly-insane high school seniors are eager to come in for an interview. What seems like a simple task turns into a nightmare when the applicants turn out to be a reality TV star, a practicing vampire, an amateur magician, and others that are much, much worse. Hilton Head Island High School sophomore Zion Campbell will direct this comedy. The final one-act is Jonathan Rand’s “Check Please,” directed by Rachel Wilbourne, another sophomore at the high school. Dating can be hard, especially when your date happens to be a raging kleptomaniac, or your grandmother’s bridge partner, or a mime. Check Please follows a series of blind dinner dates that couldn’t get any worse — until they do. Larry Mercer, Hilton Head Island High School’s Performing Arts Department Chair and Drama Instructor said, “We are delighted to bring these fresh comedies to the stage to kick off our first annual One-Act Festival. We hope to continue the One-Act Festival as a yearly event.” Curtain opens at 7:30 p.m. April 19 and 20. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, cash or check only, and may be purchased at Hilton Head High School’s VPAC box office beginning one hour before show time for each performance. For more information, call 843-689Chandler Hummell, Cicso Ferre and Kirsten Wartko 4893. ilton Head Island High School’s Performing Arts Department will present its first annual One-Act Festival this month, with a few surprises. The performance includes three one-act comedies performed by drama students enrolled in Theater Techniques and Introduction to Theater classes at Hilton Head Island High School. The first, Harry’s Hotter at Twilight, by Jonathan Dorf and directed by drama instructor Larry Mercer, is a crazed mash-up parody of the “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” series (with nods to “Lord of the Rings,” “Star Wars,” “Alice in Wonderland,” and other stars of the pop culture pantheon) features invisible rabbits, armies of babies, murderous lunatics, evil gourmets and much more. The second play, Ian McWethy’s “13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview,” is a hilarious look at what not to do at a college interview. When two college recruiters at a prestigious university need to fill one last spot to keep their jobs, thirteen eccentric,

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Continued from page 160 $23 and available at the Magnolia Hall box office from 9-11:30 a.m. Monday-Wednesday-Friday. During concert week, the office will be open daily from 9-11:30 a.m. and one hour before curtain. 843-368-3153

THE ARTS Side by Side: April 1-May 4 with reception from 3-5 p.m. April 7 at the Society of Bluffton Artists gallery. SoBA presents the first ever show of its kind. Photographers and traditional artists have teamed up – with each artist interpreting the photograph they have chosen in his or her preferred medium. The work will be judged on its own merit and there will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for both photographs and paintings, and one overall best of show. 843-757-6586 or Flowers! Flowers! Flowers!: April 2-27 at Art League of Hilton Head in the Walter Greer Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane with opening reception from 5-7 p.m. April 4. Uschi Niner has assembled 30 of her most lively canvases. Irises, Daisies, Lilies, Peonies, Foxgloves, Delphiniums and Hostas are just a few of the delights rendered from her own perennial garden. The artist has painted everything in this exhibit directly from life, on location “en plein air.” 843-681-2399 Painting From Within: 6-8:30 p.m. April 11-May 9 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. In this five-week class, instructor Brucie Holler will use a variety of media and different creative exercises to aid you in the discovery of what inspires you and how to translate that into personal expression. This class is for non-artists and artists and is open to those interested in delving into the spirit of art. Acrylic, tempera and other water media will be used. Tuition is $150. 843-686-3945, Ext. 233 or 162

Creative Mosaics: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. April 13 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Learn the basics of this beautiful technique in this one-day mosaic tile design workshop. Using found objects, stone glass, beads and other elements, instructor Carole Kolste will teach you how to alter the appearance of a flat surface. Bring a bag lunch and wear comfortable clothing. Tuition is $60. 843-686-3945, ext. 233 or education@ Art Recycled from Trash: April 15-May 3 at Picture This Gallery. The fourth annual juried exhibit at Picture This Gallery begins with an April 5 deadline for artists. The exhibit will go up April 15 and an award reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. April 19. Over $1,000 in prize money will be awarded. 843-842-5299 or Palmetto Quilt Guild biannual auction: 1 p.m. April 18 at Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort. There will be numerous quilting and craft items new and used for sale. Guests are welcome. There will be no visitor fee. Come early and socialize. Artists of Sea Pines first anniversary reception: 5-7 p.m. April 24. The Artists of Sea Pines will display new works and make a presentation to the Sea Pines Forest Preserve Foundation. 843-363-6961 Little Women: 7 p.m. April 24-27 and May 1-4, with 2 p.m. matinees April 28 and May 5 at Main Street Youth Theatre. Adapted from the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, first published in 1869. The story of Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy chronicles their lives growing up with just their mother while their father was away, serving in the Civil War. Though the setting is historical, the themes of struggle, family and kindness are timeless. The local production will be directed by Jodi Layman and will feature a cast of local youngsters and adults. Tickets Continues on page 164 >>

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10th annual Juried Fine Art and Craft Show: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 27 at historic Honey Horn. The Art Market at Historic Honey Horn, a juried fine art and craft outdoor festival, will host nearly 100 artists from as far away as Seattle’s Pike Place Market, Wisconsin and well-known local artists as they share the spotlight during this weekendlong event. Each artist will compete for prizes up to $5,000. The judge for this year’s show is Paul Matheny, chief curator of art at the South Carolina State Museum since 2002. During this time, Matheny has completed more than 20 major art exhibitions and numerous smaller exhibitions, six major publications and has collaborated on documentaries with South Carolina ETV. Since 2001, Matheny has exhibited the work of more than 700 artists at the South Carolina State Museum. There is a $6 per car parking donation. Admission is free. Food and beverage will be made available. An artists’ reception will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. April 27. Admission is $20 843-689-6767, ext. 222

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FUNDRAISERS Indigo Pines clothing drive: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. April 6 at Indigo Pines. Clean out your closet to help those in need. Indigo Pines will be accepting gently used seasonally appropriate clothing for Bluffton Self Help. 843-342-3228 Low Country Heart Walk: April 13 at Coligny Plaza Shopping Center. More than 2,000 people are expected to take to the streets for the American Heart Association’s Low Country Heart Walk in the heart of Hilton Head’s downtown at the Coligny Plaza Shopping Center. The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s largest single fundraising


event across the nation. Everyone is welcome and participation is free. 4th annual BID FOR PAL: 8 a.m., April 19 through 10 p.m., April 22. Palmetto Animal League’s fourth annual BID FOR PAL is an online auction which enables the organization to help homeless, stray, abused and unwanted animals get a second chance at life. There will be a preview of all items up for bid starting April 1. Proceeds will help care for the many pets awaiting adoption at Palmetto Animal League’s innovative Adoption Center in Okatie’s Riverwalk Business Park on Highway 170. or Programs for Exceptional People Oyster Roast: 5:30-8 p.m. April 27 at Wharf Street in Old Bluffton. Enjoy all the oysters and chili you can eat, plus beer, wine and soft drinks. Live music by the Islandeers. Tickets are $25, net

proceeds benefit PEP. Tickets available at PEP, Walgreen's and Bluffton Oyster Company. 843-681-8413 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk: April 28 at Hilton Head Prep. More than 500 walkers representing local businesses, families, schools, and other organizations are expected to participate in the JDRF Palmetto first annual Walk to Cure Diabetes. The chapter has set a fundraising goal of more than $75,000, which will help fund research toward preventing, better treating, and curing type 1 diabetes (T1D) and its complications. 803-782-1477 5th annual LoCo Pub Crawl: 4 p.m. April 27 in Old Town Bluffton. An old fashioned pub crawl. Registration is $25 per person with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Carolina Cups to provide free mammograms and support research programs in

the Lowcountry. Participating bars and restaurants are Mi Tierra’s, 9 Promenade, Bluffton BBQ, Captain Woody’s, Bluffton Seafood House, Moon Mi Pizza and Cork’s. Each pub will offer specialty drinks and discounts for crawlers. Live music is also on tap at several locations. Look for Boob Trivia, MammorySlam and a special raffle. 843-815-5255

ATHLETIC EVENTS Ronald McDonald House 5k walk/ run/stroll: April 6 at Ronald McDonald House, 4710 Waters Avenue in Savannah. For experienced and new runners/walkers, the Red Shoes Run is affectionately called the “Mini-Bridge Run.” All festivities, other than the 5K are complimentary including the kiddie run, face painting, games, live musical entertainment, refreshments and Ronald McDonald house tour.

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Spring Kayakfest: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 13 at Old Oyster Factory. If you have been considering the popular sport of sea kayaking, the Kayakfest will offer the perfect venue. Kayakfest is a free, fun filled family day of sea kayaking. Throughout the day, free clinics, instruction, kayak trials, and seminars will be offered. Certified guides from Outside Hilton Head and several national kayak professionals will conduct the programs. 843-686-6996 or RBC Heritage, presented by Boeing: April 15-21 at Harbour Town Golf Links in the Sea Pines Resort. The tournament that has come to define Hilton Head Island returns for another year of worldclass golf and interactive fun. Check out our coverage on pages 60-93.

7th annual Daufuskie Adult Tennis Championship: April 25-28 on Daufuskie Island. The Haig Point Tennis Club will host the seventh annual Daufuskie Island Adult Championship, an amateur tournament offering competition for men and women in both singles and doubles and have divisions for adults age 35 and older. The entry fee for this U.S. Tennis Association sanctioned event is $55. Prizes will be awarded for finalists in each divisional category and special welcome gifts also will be provided. Organizers expect to again have entries from throughout the southeast region of the United States. 843-384-0553 or Coral Resorts Pro League Tennis: starts 6 p.m. April 26 at Spanish Wells. The 2013 season of the Coral Resorts Pro Tennis League will feature four teams of the best tennis players in the area competing over seven weeks for prize money culminating with the finals at Long

Pro League full schedule April 26th — Spanish Wells May 3rd — Moss Creek May 10th — Palmetto Dunes May 17th — Sea Pines Country Club May 24th — Rose Hill May 31st — Wexford June 7th — Long Cove Cove Club on June 7. The opening night offers plenty of food and fun on hand for people of all ages. Hundreds of spectators have shown up each week of the league’s first two seasons and the third season is expected to be even bigger and better. Nowhere else in the area will you see former top world-ranked pros compete against the best players from Hilton Head Island and beyond. The schedule continues next on May 3 at Moss Creek. See the full schedule above.

The 38th annual Dr. Alligator Golf Tournament: May 11 at Moss Creek Plantation. Both men and women play for the breast cancer cause. This week it will be held on Mother's Day Weekend. It is sponsored by the Lowcountry Women's Golf Association and the Auxiliary (a nonprofit, 501 (c)(3) organization at Hilton Head Hospital. The mission of the program is to emphasize the importance of women getting regular checkups for prevention of breast cancer, cardiovascular disease and obesity. 843-836-2969 Continues on page 170 >>

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Cancer is a bad word Language aside, local musicians set to jam for a good cause.


et’s get one thing out of the way; a slew of local musicians are getting together for a show to raise money to fight cancer. The thing we should get out of the way is that the show is called F-ampersand-asterisk-K Cancer. And regardless of your feelings toward the F word, we can all get on board with the fact that cancer is even worse. And that’s why all of your favorite local musicians are coming together for a one-night-only show from 3-7 p.m. April 6. At press time the lineup included Luke Mitchell, Kevin Early, Mitchell Whitley Deputy, Mike Korbar, Dave Myers, Ben Russ, Amanda Russ, John Strum, Chris Della Rosa, Todd T. Toho, Craig Coyne, Jesse Watkins, and Peter Buonaiuto. The whole evening started, oddly enough, due to one musician’s penchant for CrossFit. Luke Mitchell and Kevin Early both regularly work out through CrossFit Hilton Head, and when Crossfit’s Dayna Muggeo and Craig Hysell


wanted to stage a show to raise money to battle cancer, Mitchell rallied the local music troops. “Saturday will be a good day for the event, because we usually have a Saturday workout at Crossfit anyways,” said Luke Mitchell. “Crossfit is a strong close-knit family, and its members are people who have no trouble getting out into the world and helping others. That’s exactly why myself and everyone involved loves it.” In addition to the local sounds, F--Cancer will feature an oyster roast and Lowcountry boil, plus surprise guest bartenders serving up your favorite drinks and donating all their tips. All profits from drink sales will be donated, as well as a 50/50 raffle to boost the pot. “Craig (Hysell) is always saying ‘I want what we do in here to make things easier out there,’” said Mitchell, “And not only is that what Crossfit is accomplishing for its members, but also for many local charities that need our help.”

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Seeing double SoBA presents “Side by Side.”


here are some ideas so offthe-box and outside-thewall that they only come

at 3 a.m. For former Society of Bluffton Artists president Chris Clayton, “Side by Side” was one of those ideas. “A few years back we introduced photography at one of our shows. There were a few raised eyebrows,” he said. Painters and photographers managed to mingle peacefully in the ensuing years. So much so, that one night as Clayton was trying to find a way to keep the photography exhibit fresh, it hit him: “what if we did both?” “I’ve been told no one’s ever seen this before,” he said.

The show will include photos and their brushtroked counterparts and will be judged by both a photo and a painting judge, Andrea Pejeau and Denis Vernon. The show will be on display from April 1 though May 4 with a reception and presentation of awards from 3-5 p.m. April 7. April 2013

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Hop on board

Yacht Hop turns nine this May.


hether you’re into food, dancing, or just socializing, there is one event on Hilton Head Island that is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Hospice Care of the Lowcountry’s Yacht Hop is celebrating its ninth year as the non-profit's largest fundraiser. The event, which takes place on May 5 at the Harbour Town Yacht Basin features more than 17 private yachts. Each vessel is hosted by one of the area’s best chefs serving freshly-prepared tapas. Guests are invited to grab a drink at one of the bars and hop aboard for tastings and the opportunity to check out the luxury boats. Boat owners are proud to give a quick tour, share stories, or welcome you to sit back and enjoy their home on the water.


Warner Peacock, President and CEO of the New River Auto Mall will be the Admiral of the Yacht Hop. He will welcome guests and toast the 100th birthday of Palmetto Bluff’s Yacht “Grace”. Music from The Headliners serves as the backdrop as participants take to the dance floor or make a wager for a good cause at the silent and live auctions. As in years past, the auctions will include exciting items such as golf packages, unique art pieces, catered cruises and shopping sprees. The evening concludes as the sun sets with dessert and a champagne toast under the Liberty Oak. “Yacht Hop is truly a unique and fun event. It has become a distinctive fundraiser for our organization and the Lowcountry,” said Jenny

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Brasington, executive director for Hospice Care of the Lowcountry. “This event generates funds that help bridge the gap between insurance allowances and our actual cost of care, which is provided at no cost to our patients. We are continually challenged with federal and state cuts as well as rising costs of medication, supplies, equipment, and of course gas prices.” Brasington went on to say that “Hospice Care of the Lowcountry can help ease the burden of health costs for the family, thereby eliminating some of the stress and allowing them to enjoy quality time with their loved ones. We are able to do this through the generous contributions of our donors, supporters and events such as

Yacht Hop.” Yacht Hop is Hospice Care of the Lowcountry’s largest annual fundraiser. Last year more than 500 attendees, sponsors and donors helped raise $100,000. All proceeds from the evening benefit Hospice Care of the Lowcountry’s patient care services . “What could be better than touring stunning yachts, sampling mouth-watering hors d’ouvres with a glass of wine and watching the sunset with good friends – all while supporting a worthy cause,” said Darlene Schuetz, marketing director and event coordinator. For Yacht Hop details, to purchase tickets or become a sponsor, call 843-706-2296. Advance tickets for the event are on sale now.

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THE ENVIRONMENT Daufuskie Island Conservancy Earth Day: 5:30-9 p.m., April 16 at Haig Point Clubhouse. Join naturalist Marvin Bouknight, photographer and author of the book “South Carolina’s Lowcountry... Naturally,” for a presentation that focuses on the beauty and diversity of wildlife in our local habitats, as well as fun and entertaining facts, observations and photography from the field. Appetizers, dinner, presentation, silent auction, $35; ferry transportation $15. 412-973-7193,, or www.daufuskieislandconservancy. org Kayak nature tour with Todd Ballantine: 3-5 p.m. April 28 at the Outside Hilton Head kiosk in Shelter Cove Marina. Monthly columnist Todd Ballantine, the author of Lowcountry field guide, “Tideland Treasure,” is an internationally recognized educator, environmental scientist, writer, and artist. The two-hour tour will combine an introduction to sea kayaking with an informative and educational interpretive nature tour. 843-686-6996

MEETINGS Camera Club of Hilton Head Island meeting: 7 p.m., April 23 at All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., HHI. Judged Member Photo Competition – “Digital Art." Meetings are free and newcomers and guests are welcome. Women's Leadership Retreat: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 27 and 28 at The Beach House. Coach and author Kris Plachy will host “Courageous U: A Women’s Leadership Retreat.” Plachy lends her experience coaching leaders to overcome roadblocks and achieve results to a two-day retreat aimed at helping women navigate through life. The retreat is $299 per person. 170

EDUCATIONAL National Library Week Block Party: 1 p.m. April 20 at Bluffton Library. The Bluffton Branch library will celebrate Dia de Los Ninos/Dia de Los Libros (Day of the Child/day of the Book) and National Library Week with a bilingual storytime and crafts for children. Families are invited to stay after the activities to enjoy free live music and ice cream. 843-255-6510, or Word Crafting: The Secrets to Being a Good Writer: 6-8 p.m. April 24-May 5 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. We all have good stories to tell and insightful thoughts to share, but quite often we do not know how to express them. Instructor Becca Edwards will help you explore effective brainstorming methods. Establish your writer’s voice and develop the basic skills to communicate your experiences and perspectives — whether it is poetry, fiction, nonfiction or any other genre. Participants will learn the five elements to good writing and create a solid writing sample in this four-week workshop. Tuition is $120. 843-686-3945, ext. 233 or education@

SHOPPING Pretty Papers celebrates 30 years of Annieglass: April 1-25. Enter to win a ruffle 24k gold chip and dip, receive a limited edition Annieglass gift with purchase of $100 or more, and get free engraving if you place your order on April 25. Watusi Birthday Bash: April 14 at Watusi. Free samples and giveaways, half off yogurt all day and live music from 6-9 p.m. 843-686-5200 Mirage Trunk Show: 5-8 p.m. April 4 at Radiance in Harbour Town. 843-363-5176

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Clean the river, clean the planet


resented by Experience Green, the The family-friendly Earth Day Town of Bluffton and Carson Cottages, Celebration will be a zero-waste event this year’s Earth Day event is moving to again this year, and will feature the popa new location to join forces with other leading ular Green Resource Expo to support groups to promote environmental stewardship green living choices, “Do the Loop” and build community. The 13th annual May activity for kids of all ages, yoga for River Cleanup will be a community effort to adults and kids, green crafts for kids, remove trash and other waste wildlife education, chef May River Cleanup from nearly 12 miles of river demos and more. and Earth Day and five miles of roadways. The wildly successCelebration 2013: Boaters are needed to assist ful 2012 Earth Day 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 27 at Celebration was held on the effort; kayaks, supplies Bluffton Oyster Factory. Hilton Head Island and weland lunch for volunteers will be provided. There will be an comed more than 900 attendintro to environmental education with booths ees, utilized 47 volunteers, showcased from local organizations, but participants can 31 exhibitors at the Green Resource Expo, then make the short walk to Carson Cottages generated only 80 pounds of waste that was all (on Calhoun, between Lawrence and Church) compostable or recyclable, and was supported for the Earth Day Celebration festivities 11 a.m.- by 29 sponsors. 4 p.m.

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David Frost (pictured) and Michael Allen teamed up to win last year’s Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf. The Champions Tour event returns April 22-28 to the Westin Savannah Harbour Resort.

Champions Tour returns to Savannah


pril is a big month for golf in the Lowcountry. After the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage (April 15-21) on Hilton Head Island, the Champions Tour blows into Savannah for the 2013 Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf (April 22-28) at the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort. The event has a 35-year history and is considered the tournament that launched the Champions Tour. It is heading into its 11th year in Savannah. The tournament is made up of three competitions: The Demaret Division, a 36-hole two-man team better-ball for ages 70 and older (April 22-23); the Raphael Division, a 36-hole two-man team better-ball for ages 59-69 (April 26-27); and the official competition, the Legends Division, a the 54-hole two-man team betterball for ages 50 and older (April 26-28). It is the only all-team event on the Champions Tour schedule. Michael Allen and David Frost teamed up to win last year’s 172

If you go What 2013 Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf When April 22-28 Where Savannah Harbor Golf Resort, Savannah Tickets Starting at $15; ages 18 and younger free with ticketed adult TV 12:30-2:30 p.m. April 26, Golf Channel; 1-3 p.m. April 27-28, CBS More Information or call 912-236-1333

Legends Division with rounds of 62-63-62. The duo took the lead on the final day when Frost dropped in a 40-foot chip for eagle on the 14th hole. It was a lead they would never relinquish. Allen and Frost parred the final four holes, including the 18th in a downpour, to pull out a one-stroke victory. The par-72 golf course is located on Hutchison Island, just across from Savannah’s River District. It was designed by architects Bob Cupp and Sam Snead.

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s a self proclaimed aficionado on all libations that come under the category of “white wine,” I found it a little odd, even unnerving, when my mind wandered toward the idea of craft and seasonal beers. You see I’m a creature of habit — wine, white wine, and wine. But, it’s still a new year so I decided to try something different. Plus, summer is coming. Time to broaden my thirst buds, and shake it up a bit. “Hop Heads” out there are getting almost as snobby with their love for micro and craft breweries as Vinous’ have done with their 90+ Wine Spectator rated bottles for years. Are the new beer artisans all they claim to be and would I really taste the apple, peach vanilla, or chocolate notes in the bubbly amber liquid? Would I find myself perusing the shelves of a “beer store” for


“just the right “bomber” of beer?” Rather then skipping over to the “wine shop” for the safe and secure bottle of vino (or two)? Seriously, can a beer really sit on the dinner table with… well…dinner? I decided to incorporate a new acronym into my life — ABC (Anything But Chardonnay) and wandered into Growlers, our local craft beer store, hiding my non-knowledge/ignorance to all things that effervesce and not from a champagne bottle. I gazed at the shelves, avoiding eye contact while thinking about what to ask. I’m not sure about anyone else, but when I’m armed with absolutely no knowledge (what soever), other than a few bad memories from my younger days of how much I didn’t like beer. Chris “Smitty” Smith at Growlers in Shelter Cove has an immense knowledge and patience of all things bubbly and amber. “I don’t get it; if it matters with wine when you cook, then why doesn’t it matter with beer?” he asked when I told him I was writing a food article focusing on craft beers. My knowledge base rose steadily over the next two hours. My first question started with the “what’s the difference between lager and ale?” That was an easy one. “When it’s warm and tastes like crap – it’s a lager. When it’s

warm and still tastes good, it’s an ale.” Chris told me right off the start. Hmm, easy to remember, and that the same holds true with wine. That made total sense to me. Cold cuts the taste, but still, beer or “reassuringly expensive” ale for this wine snob? There’s a new broad spectrum of flavors out there… I kept my mind and mouth open. I asked Chris to show me the girlie girl beers, not the “Hop Head” craft/micro brewery, “bitter is better,” serious stuff (sort of like in the cult wines of the wine world). I wanted a nice easy introduction to a world I had no clue about. Obviously, I ask for the sweeter, none bitter type things, I pull out foodie word flavors such as apple, peach, vanilla, chocolate. Chris looked at me with a complete I’ve got a virgin on my hands look and treated me with kid gloves. “A pale ale is more crisp, more carbonated,” he told me. Already, I was enjoying that. It sounded like champagne – sort of. My interest peaked since he wasn’t treating me with disdain, as some wine snobs may have. He guided me through the hoppy process, a gentle education of all that makes this newly trendy crafty glass of tawny liquid acceptable to a complete novice. “Beer is made of four ingredients – water, malt, hops and yeast – the malt denotes the color, whether it be barley or wheat, the hops add the bitterness and in the very old days,

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“He was a wise man who invented beer.” Plato


ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN CRAFT BREWERS ASSOCIATION, THERE ARE THREE GOLDEN RULES TO FOLLOW WHEN PAIRING YOUR BEER WITH A SPECIFIC FOOD. 1. Strong foods demand a strong beer. Delicate light dishes need a less assertive beer. 2. Look for harmony. Find a common ground with flavors and aromas between the dish and drink. 3. Consider the carbonation. This cuts the richness of a dish. Bitter or sweet hops and roasted or toasted malts come into play when looking for flavors that will enhance each other.

when beer traveled to India from Britain, the hops preserved the kegs on the journey – to this day the distinction of IPA (India Pale Ale) still features on many craft beer labels.” I was kind of in awe here — the process was easy to understand and as I looked around at the bottles, these brewery guys are funny — really funny. The names on the bottles sort of speak to me. Apparently, the brew boys like making up new words with “hops” in it, for instance; Hoppageddon, Hoppyum, and Modus Hoperandi — silly, but I love that sort of stuff. So I spend time reading the labels, giggling and pointing. Speaking of kegs, and trying not to think of the old college days, my limited knowledge turned to the aging process. I was corrected to call it the curing process – “I read that some breweries use old whiskey barrels and stuff like that.” Chris showed me a section of brews “cured” in just that sort of thing. I tasted one, it had an after taste that hinted a touch of whiskey — yes, I could tell, and no it wasn’t overpowering. For me, it was a new perception and “ah ha” moment. Craft beers really are different! Eventually, as my knowledge grew – thanks to Chris’ patience – we stepped back to the tasting bar, where I went around the brew world from the traditional lager (yuk) to a lovely Allagash White Ale (light and nice), a

Southern Pecan Nut Brown Ale (very tasty and made with whole roasted pecans), Son of a Peach (peachy and brewed right here in South Carolina), Raspberry Cider from Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery (wow, great summer drink!), and then a Russian Imperial Stout (first sip tasted of chocolate, the next espresso, next sip chocolate. It was really full of flavor! I never, ever thought I would say that about a beer or even like a dark one). Now I’m like a kid in a candy shop and walk out with an assortment of ales in all sorts of flavors like: apple, peach, pomegranate, banana (yes banana), along with raspberry, and that wonderful Russian Imperial Stout, which is brewed in Charleston. So I’ve come to the conclusion that craft beers are certainly different in a wonderfully bubbly way, can easily hold their own, in the right company, and will find a place on that dinner table of mine. M


IPA – India Pale Ale

Perfect with strong spicy foods like curries and Buffalo wings, but also equally tasty with sweet bold desserts like blondies, dense chocolate cake and crème brulee. On the cheese side, go with Gorgonzola, provolone or Cambozola.


Here comes tradition — Hotdogs, hamburgers, sausages and chili. Don’t forget Thai, Mexican and light seafood. Bread pudding, white chocolate cheesecake and apple strudel fit for “afters.” As far as cheese platter? Try Munster, Emmenthal, Brie or Manchego.


The strong chocolate and espresso flavors need a rich, hearty food or the main course could be overpowered and fade away. Stick with dishes and dark savory sauces like a steak pie, BBQ beef, mole and Szechuan dishes. Also, salty, silky foods like oysters or clams on the half shell hold their own. On the dessert side, well anything dark chocolate or espresso flavored, like a mousse cake, profiteroles, or tiramisu. Cheese wise? Think along the lines of Gouda, Parmesan or cheddar. April 2013

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featured restaurant

MELLOW MUSHROOM Like, chill out with this groovy pizza. An affordably priced, kidfriendly, fun and lively place. Join the Beer Club. Park Plaza on the island, 686-2474 Bluffton, 706-0800



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Our monthly roundup of the hottest restaurant news dishes up a heaping helping of scuttlebut. Check it out on page 188.


ATLANTA BREAD COMPANY: Soups, salads and sandwiches. 45 Pembroke Drive. 342-2253. bld BELLA ITALIA BISTRO AND PIZZA: Authentic New Yorkstyle pizza and dinners. 95 Mathews Drive in Port Royal Plaza. 689-5560. ld CAROLINA CAFÉ: Lowcountry cuisine. The Westin Resort, Port Royal Plantation. 681-4000, ext. 7045. bld

CHART HOUSE: Seafood, steaks and more. 2 Hudson Road. 342-9066. ld CRAZY CRAB (NORTH END): 104 William Hilton Parkway. 681-5021. ld DRAGON EXPRESS: Chinese take-out. 95 Mathews Drive in Port Royal Plaza. 681-5191. ld DYE’S GULLAH FIXIN’S: Authentic Gullah country cooking; catering available. Pineland Station. 681-8106. ld FANCY Q SUSHI BAR & GRILL : 435 William Hilton Parkway 342-6626. ld

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Il Carpaccio: Authentic northern Italian cuisine and brick-oven pizzas. 430 William Hilton Parkway in Pineland Station. www. 342-9949. ld

hudson’s on the docks 681-2772

Fiesta Fresh Mexican Grill (north end): 95 Mathews Drive. 342-8808. bld Frankie Bones: Reminiscent of Chicago/ New York in the 1950s and 1960s. Mondays: Double Down Mondays. Tuesdays: Ladies’ Night. Thursdays: Flip Night. Fridays: Late night happy hour. Saturdays: Flip Night. Sundays: All-night happy hour. 1301 Main Street. 682-4455. lds

Le Bistro Mediterranean: 430 William Hilton Parkway in Pineland Station. 6818425. d Little chris cafe: Deli sandwiches, salads, omelettes and 430 William Hilton Parkway. 785-2233. bld Main Street Café: Pub-style dishes, seafood. 1411 Main Street Village. 689-3999. lds


IL CARPACCIO | 342-9949

Reilley’s Grill and Bar (north end): Steaks, seafood, pasta and sandwiches. Happy Hour crab legs. 95 Mathews Drive. 681-4153. ldso

Mi Tierra (Hilton Head) : 160 William Hilton Parkway in Fairfield Square. 3423409. ld

RUBY Lee’s: Sports, blues and soul food. 46 Wild Horse Road. 681-7829. lds

Munchies: Ice creams, wraps, sandwiches, paninis and salads. Offers a $5 after-school meal for students from 2:30-4:30 p.m. daily, and ready-made lunches. 1407 Main Street. 7853354. ld

Skull Creek Boathouse: Fresh seafood, raw bar and American favorites. Sunset views. Thurs: Sunset reggae party. 397 Squire Pope Road. 681-3663. do

new york city pizza: New York-style pizza, pasta and more. 45 Pembroke Dr. 689-2222. ld

Starbucks: 430 William Hilton Parkway in Pineland Station, Hilton Head Island. 689-6823.

Okko: Hibachi, Thai cuisine, sushi bar and cocktail lounge. 95 Mathews Drive. 341-3377. ld

Street Meet: Family-friendly menu in a 1930sera tavern; serves food until 1 a.m.; Daily happy hour from 4-7 p.m. 95 Mathews Drive in Port Royal Plaza. 842-2570. ldo

OLD FORT PUB: Fine dining and spectacular views. 65 Skull Creek Drive in Hilton Head Plantation. 681-2386. ds

French Bakery: Authentic French pastries, breads, lunch items. 430 William Hilton Parkway in Pineland Station. 342-5420. bl Hudson’s on the Docks: 1 Hudson Road. 681-2772. ld

Mangiamo!: Pizza, Italian fare, take-out and delivery. 2000 Main Street. 682-2444. ld

Sunset Grille: Upscale dining, unforgettable views. 43 Jenkins Island Road. 689-6744. ldos

Outback Steakhouse: Steaks and more. 20 Hatton Place. 681-4329. ld

tailgator’s: Traditional pub food in a sports bar atmosphere. Pineland Station. 368-7022. ld

Plantation Café and Deli: Breakfast plates, salads, sandwiches and more. 95 Mathews Drive. 342-4472. bl

Tapas: Small dishes served tapas-style. 95 Mathews Drive, Suite B5, Hilton Head Island. 681-8590. d

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taste a winner from cooks & books More than 800 people attended the seventh annual Cooks & Books fundraiser for Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry on March 3 at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. The Peoples’ Choice award was given to the Chart House for its Crab Parfait. The Westin’s executive chef, Ed Connor, won the chefs’ competition and was named “Best Under Fire!”

Chart House Crab Parfait To plate 2 ounces corn bread 2 ounces green tomato salsa 2 ounces jumbo lump crab 1 teaspoon sherry scallion cream 1 teaspoon scallion garnish Instructions: In a martini glass layer ingredients as listed. Make sure all ingredients are chilled. Serve. Ingredients recipes: Green Tomato Salsa 1 green tomato, ¼ inch dice ½ sweet onion 1 tablespoon jalapeno peppers 2 tablespoons cilantro ½ red pepper ¼ cup apple cider vinegar ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil Instructions: Mix all ingredients Sherry Scallion Cream 1 cup mayonnaise ¼ cup dry sherry ¼ cup green onions sliced 1/8 of an inch

TJ’s Take and Bake Pizza: 35 Main Street. Tasty pizzas you finish at home. Offering an expanded lunchtime menu. 681-2900, www. ld Turtles Beach Bar & Grill: Lowcountry fare with a Caribbean twist. 2 Grasslawn Avenue at the Westin Resort. 681-4000. ldo Up the Creek Pub & Grill: Burgers, seafood and salads with waterfront views. 18 Simmons Road in Broad Creek Marina. 681-3625. ld

2 tablespoons Creole mustard 1 tablespoon sugar Instructions: Puree all ingredients in a food processor Cornbread 1 corn bread mix 1 cup cheddar cheese 10 oz. water 2 eggs Instructions: Mix all ingredients in a Kitchen Aid. Transfer to a casserole dish and bake for 45 minutes — Eric Seaglund, executive chef, Chart House

Yummy House: 2 Southwood Park Drive. 681-5888. www.yummyhousehiltonhead. com. ld

Hilton HEad mid-island

Alexander’s: Steak, seafood, desserts. 76 Queens Folly Road. 785-4999. ld

WiseGuys steaks: Contemporary twist on the classic American steakhouse. 1513 Main Street. 842-8866. do

Alfred’s: European-trained executive chef Alfred Kettering offers up continental and German cuisine. 807 William Hilton Parkway, #1200. 3413117. D

old oyster factory

ombra | 842-5055


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Sound bites with Chef C

Green in the bean Sure, it’s groovy to be green at the table — eating nutritious, locally grown, farmer’s market sourced, mostly plant-based food, juicing, downing healthy smoothies, sprouting, limiting sugar and alcohol, drinking alkaline water, and brewing your own Kombucha are all excellent healthy actions — but what about the green in your bean? What about the thoughts that randomly race through our brains all day? Are we loving? Are we kind? Are we judging or embracing? Fearful or faithful? Truth is, if we really want to be whole and well, safe and happy on a well and peaceful planet we must be as picky about what we think, as we are about what we eat and drink. Get green in the bean, examine your thinking, challenge old patterns, whip up a mental love meal and take your health game to the next level. Cathryn Matthes, CEC is an award winning spa chef, healthy lifestyle educator and owner of delisheeeYo; a bustling frozen yogurt, organic juice and vegetarian lunch bar on Hilton Head. Visit her at or


Arthur’s: Sandwiches, salads. Arthur Hills Course, Palmetto Dunes. 785-1191. L Big Jim’s bbq, burgers and pizza: Located inside Palmetto Dunes’ Robert Trent Jones course, Big Jim’s offers up Southern dishes, burgers, pizzas and more. 785-1165. ld Bistro 17: French cuisine with harbor views. 17 Harbourside Lane in Shelter Cove. 785-5517. ld Bonefish: 890 William Hilton Parkway. 341-3772. ld Carrabba’s Italian Grill: 14 Folly Field Drive 785-5007. ld Café at the Marriott: Breakfast buffet, lunch a la carte. Oceanside at Marriott Beach and Golf Resort, Palmetto Dunes. 6868488. bl Café Street Tropez: Seafood favorites, continental style. 841 William Hilton Parkway. 785-7425. ldo Carolina Seafood House: Fresh seafood, close to the beach. Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head Island. 842-0084. d Chef David’s Roastfish & Cornbread: Traditional Lowcountry cuisine. 70 Marshland Road. ld

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patio. Chef Chris Cohen offers the freshest seafood on Hilton Head. 1 Shelter Cove Lane. 785-3030, ld Flora’s Italian Cafe: Italian and European cuisine. 841 William Hilton Parkway in South Island Square. 842-8200. d

kingfisher | 785-4442 Coco’s On The Beach: 663 William Hilton Parkway; also located at beach marker 94A. 842-2626. ld

GATor’z Pizza: Hand-tossed square pizza and wings. Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort. 842-0004. d Giuseppi’s Pizza and Pasta: Pizza, sandwiches and fresh pasta dishes. 32 Shelter Cove Lane in Shelter Cove. 785-4144. ld

Coconutz Sportz Bar: Burgers, pizza, sandwiches, seafood and steaks. Open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head Island. 842-0043 do

HH prime: Fine aged prime steaks, fresh seafood, large wine selection. Hilton Oceanfront Resort in Palmetto Dunes. 3418058. blds Island Bagel: New York-style boiled bagels in 16 flavors. South Island Square. 686-3353. bl Jamaica Joe’z Beach Bar: Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road. 842-0044. Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta and Steakhouse: Award-winning chef creates fresh seafood, pasta and steaks with a breathtaking water view and Mediterranean decor. Happy hour from 5-8 p.m. Early bird 5-7 p.m. Outdoor seating available. 18 Harbourside Lane in Shelter Cove, Hilton Head Island. 785-4442. do

Conroy’s: Signature restaurant of author Pat Conroy features seafood, steaks and ocean views. Hilton Head Marriott Beach and Golf Resort, Palmetto Dunes. 686-8499. ds Ela’s Blu Water Grille: Seafood, Steak & Style. The dining ambiance offers a waterfront, pleasantly casual and intimate garden

Harold’s Diner: Full breakfast and lunch menu, along with some of the most celebrated burgers on the island. 641 William Hilton Parkway. 842-9292. bl

san miguel’s | 842-4555

Little Venice: Italian specialties, seafood and pasta with water views. 2 Shelter Cove Lane in Shelter Cove. 785-3300. ld

salty dog cafe | 671-7327 New York City Pizza: This slice of the south end finds a new home mid-island in the Publix shopping center. 689-2229. ld Ocean Blue: Pizza, salads, sandwiches. Oceanfront at the Hilton Head Marriott Beach and Golf Resort in Palmetto Dunes. 6868444. ld Old Oyster Factory: 101 Marshland Road. 681-6040. d Parrot Cove Grill & Bar: Seafood, allyou-can-eat crab legs. Shelter Cove Harbour. 13 Harbourside Lane. 341-3500. parrotcove. com. ld

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ela’s blu water grille 785-3030

Pazzo: Italian cafe and bakery. 807 William Hilton Parkway in Plantation Center. 842-9463. ld pomodori: Italian cuisine from casual to sophisticated. 1 New Orleans Road. 686-3100. ld Ruan Thai Cuisine I: 81 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 785-8575. ld San Miguel’s: Fun Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurant with waterfront views and outdoor bar. 9 Shelter Cove Lane in Shelter Cove Marina. 842-4555. ld Santa Fe Café: Southwestern cuisine in a stylish setting with full bar service and the famous rooftop dining experience. 807 William Hilton Parkway in Plantation Center. 785-3838. ld Scott’s Fish Market Restaurant and Bar: Seafood and steaks on the water. 17 Harbour Side Lane. 785-7575. d Sea Grass Grille: Fresh seafood. 807 William Hilton Parkway. 785-9990. ld Signals Lounge: 130 Shipyard Drive Crowne Plaza Resort. 842-2400. Starbucks: 32 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 8424090 Street Meet: Family-friendly menu in a 1930s-era tavern; serves food until 1 a.m.; outdoor seating Daily: Happy hour from 4-7 p.m, late night happy hour from 10 p.m. until close. 95 Mathews Drive in Port Royal Plaza. 842-2570. www.streetmeethhi. com. ldo Up the Creek Pub & Grill: Broad Creek Marina, 18 Simmons Road. 681-3625. ldo XO Lounge: 23 Ocean Lane in the Hilton Oceanfront Resort, Palmetto Dunes. 341-8080.

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flatbread grill | 341-2225

Hilton HEad South end

Amigos Cafe y Cantina: 70 Pope Avenue. 785-8226. ld Angler’s Beach Market Grill: Fresh seafood, beef, chicken; family-friendly; dine-in or carry out. 2 North Forest Beach Drive, 785-3474. ld Annie o’s: Southern style cuisine. 124 Arrow Road. 341-2664. LD Asian Bistro: Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisine. 51 New Orleans Road. 686-9888. ld Aunt Chilada’s Easy Street Cafe: Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. daily. 69 Pope Avenue. 785-7700. ld Beach Break Grill: Baja fish tacos, Cuban sandwiches, plate lunches, salads. 24 Palmetto Bay Road, Suite F. 7852466. Ld Bess’ Delicatessen and Catering: Soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts, muffins, croissants. 55 New Orleans Road, Fountain Center. 785-5504. bl Big Bamboo Cafe: Casual American food in a 1940s Pacific-themed atmosphere. Live music nightly. Happy Hour, 4-7 p.m. 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Coligny Plaza. 6863443. ldo Bistro Mezzaluna: Authentic Italian and Mediterranean cuisine and tapas. 5-7 p.m. daily: Happy Hour. Live music, dancing. 55 New Orleans Road 842-5011. d Black Marlin Bayside Grill and Hurricane Bar: Fresh-caught fish, seafood and hand-cut steaks. 4-7 p.m. daily: Happy Hour indoors and at the outdoor Hurricane Bar, one of the island’s most popular party spots. 86 Helmsman Way in Palmetto Bay Marina. 785-4950. www.blackmarlinhhi. com. lds

charbar | 785-2427

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Bomboras Grille and Chill Bar: 101 A/B Pope Avenue, Coligny Plaza. 689-2662, ldo

watusi | 686-5200

Bravo Pizza: 1B New Orleans Road. 342-7757. ld

Brellas Café: Breakfast buffet, weekend seafood buffet. 130 Shipyard Drive. 842-2400. bd British Open Pub: Authentic British food, drink, certified angus beef. 1000 William Hilton Parkway D3 in the Village at Wexford. 686-6736. Ldo bullies bbq: Southern style barbecue. 3 Regents Pkwy. 6867427. LD Callahan’s Sports Bar & Grill: Pub food and tons of sports. Happy Hour, 4-7 p.m. 49 New Orleans Road. 686-7665. ldo Captain Woody’s: Fresh seafood and signature sandwiches. 6 Target Road. 785-2400. ldo Casey’s Sports Bar and Grille: Readers’ Choice Award-winning sports bar. Happy Hour, 4-7 p.m. M-F. 37 New Orleans Road. 785-2255. ldo Catch 22: Seafood, steaks, raw bar. 37 New Orleans Plaza. 7856261. d Charlie’s L’Etoile Verte: Small, intimate French dining. 8 New Orleans Road. 785-9277. ld charbar: Sliders, burgers, live music and more. 33 Office Park Rd., Suite 213. 785-2427. LD Coligny Deli & Grill: More than 80 flavors of frozen treats and sandwiches. Coligny Plaza. 785-4440. ld Corks Neighborhood Wine Bar: Happy Hour, 4-6 p.m. 11 Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head Island. 671-7783. do CQ’s: 140A Lighthouse Lane. 671-2779. ld Crane’s Tavern and Steakhouse: Steakhouse with highend specialties. 26 New Orleans Road. 341-2333. d Crazy Crab (Harbour Town): 149 Lighthouse Road. 3632722. ld Deli by the Beach: Deli sandwiches with Boar’s Head meats. Village at Wexford. 785-7860. ld DelisheeeYo: Tart, fat-free, pro-biotic frozen yogurt; seasonal and organic fresh fruits; organic juice bar; smoothies. 32 Palmetto Bay Road. 7853633.

red fish | 686-3388 April 2013

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Harbour Town Grill: Harbour Town Links Clubhouse, Sea Pines. 363-8380. bld Hilton Head Diner: Classic-style diner in the New York tradition; open 24/7. 6 Marina Side Drive. 686-2400. bldo

Captain Woody’s

HHI: 785-2400 B’ton: 757-6222 Daniel’s Restaurant and Bar: Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, many vegetarian selections, all organic meat. 2 North Forest Beach Drive. 341-9379. bldo

Hilton Head Brewing Company: Classic American flavors, home-brewed favorites. 7C Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Plaza. 7853900. ldo Hilton Head Ice Cream: 55 New Orleans Road, #114. 852-6333, Hinchey’s Chicago Bar and Grill: 36 South Forest Beach Drive. 686-5959. ldo

DRYDOCK: 21 Office Park Road. 842-9775. ldo

Hinoki of Kurama: Authentic Japanese cuisine, sushi. 37 New Orleans Road. 7859800. ld

Earle of Sandwich Pub: English pub food, sandwiches. 1 North Forest Beach Drive in Coligny Plaza. 785-7767. ld

Hot Dog Harbour: Unit E-5, Coligny Plaza. 785-5400. ld

Electric Piano: 33 Office Park Road. 7855399. o Fat Baby’s: Fresh pizza, subs. 120 Arrow Road. 842-4200. ld Fiesta Fresh Mexican Grill: 51 New Orleans Road. 785-4788. ld Flatbread Grill and Bar: 2 North Forest Beach Drive. 341-2225, ldo french kiss Bakery: Breads, muffins, cakes and pies baked daily. Coligny Plaza. 687-5471. bl Frozen Moo: Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Drive. 842-3131 Frosty Frog Cafe: Many combinations of frozen daiquiris, pizza, sandwiches, salads, wraps, appetizers. 1 North Forest Beach in Coligny Plaza. 686-3764. ldo Fusion: Blending French, Indian and American cuisine. 14 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head, in the Gallery of Shoppes. 715-9365. ld Gillan’s Fresh Seafood & oyster bar: Local flavors mingle with Maine standbys and N’awlins favorites. 841 William Hilton Parkway, Suite A, in South Island Square. 681-FISH (3474). ld

Hugo’s: 841 William Hilton Parkway. 785HUGO. ld It’s Greek To Me: Authentic, casual cuisine with all the delectable flavors of the finest Greek cuisine. 11 Lagoon Road in Coligny Plaza. 842-4033. ldo Java Joe’s: 101 Pope Avenue in Coligny Plaza. 686- 5282. bldo Jazz Corner: Eclectic fine dining menu, live music nightly. Village at Wexford. 842-8620. do Jump and Phil’s Bar and Grill: Sandwiches and salads in a pub setting. 7 Greenwood Drive, Suite 3B. 785-9070. www. ldo Karma / Ultimate Teen Nightlife: 5 Lagoon Road. 424-4016, karmahiltonhead. com o Kenny B’s French Quarter Cafe: Lowcountry and New Orleans creole cuisine. 70 Pope Avenue in Circle Center. 785-3315. blds Kurama Japanese Steak and Seafood House: Japanese hibachi and sushi. 9 Palmetto Bay Road. 785-4955. d

Gruby’s New York Deli: Deli favorites with a NYC touch. 890 William Hilton Parkway in the Fresh Market Shoppes. 842-9111. bl Harbour Side burgers and brews: Burgers, hot dogs and sandwiches. Harbour Town, Sea Pines. 842-1444. ld Harbour Town Bakery and Cafe: Freshly baked pastries, overstuffed sandwiches, soups. Harbour Town, Sea Pines. 363-2021. bl 184

mellow mushroom

HHI: 686-2474 Bluffton: 706-0800

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wings and more. Happy Hour, 4-7 p.m. daily. Late-night menu until 1 a.m, bar open until 2 a.m. Tuesdays: Totally ‘80s night with DJ Smalls. 10 p.m. Thursdays: Karaoke. Fridays and Saturdays: The Island’s Best Dance Party, with DJ Wee. 7 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Plaza. 682-6262. ldso

Charlie’s l’etoille verte 785-9277 La Hacienda: 11 Palmetto Bay Road. 8424982. ld Lakehouse Restaurant: Casual atmosphere, overlooking golf course. Sea Pines. 842-1441. bl Land’s End Tavern: South Beach Marina. 671-5456. bld Lodge Beer and Growler Bar: An award winning selection of craft brews, plus wines and cocktails. Happy Hour, 5-8 p.m. daily. Tues: Pinch the Pint Night. Wed: Kick the Keg Night. Thurs: Burgers and Beer Night. 7B Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Plaza. 842-8966. do Lowcountry Backyard: Lowcountry and Charleston cuisine, including sandwiches, seafood, salads and soups. 32 Palmetto Bay Road at The Village Exchange. 785-9273. hhback bld Marker 59: Restaurant and lounge. Beach House Hotel. One South Forest Beach Drive. 785-5126. Bld Market Street Cafe: American and Mediterranean cuisine.12 Coligny Plaza. 6864976. ld Marley’s Island Grille: Seafood, steaks, lobster. 35 Office Park Road in Park Plaza. 686-5800. do Mellow Mushroom: Pizza, salads, subs, take-out available. 33 Office Park Road in Park Plaza. 686-2474. www.mellowmushroom. com/hiltonhead ldo Michael Anthony’s: Regional Italian fine dining with a contemporary flair. 37 New Orleans Road. 785-6272. www. d New York City Pizza: Pizza, subs, calzones, dine-in, take-out, delivery. 81 Pope Avenue. 842-2227. ld Nick’s Steak & Seafood: Large screen TVs and sports memorabilia. 9 Park Lane. 6862920. d ombra cucina rustica: Chef Michael Cirafesi presents authentic Italian cuisine. Village at Wexford. 842-5505. d

Palmetto Bay Sunrise Café: Eggs Benedict, Bloody Marys. 86 Helmsman Way in Palmetto Bay Marina. 686-3232. bl Paulie’s Coal-Fired Pizza: 1034 William Hilton Parkway. 785-3510. ldO Philly’s Café and Deli: Salads, sandwiches. 102 Fountain Center, New Orleans Road. 785-9966. l Pino Gelato: Ice cream, yogurt, desserts. 1000 William Hilton Parkway in the Village at Wexford. 842-2822. Plantation Café and Deli (south end): 81 Pope Avenue in Heritage Plaza. 785-9020. bl Pomodori: Italian. 1 New Orleans Road. 6863100. d Quarterdeck: 149 Lighthouse Road, Harbour Town, Sea Pines. 842-1999. ldo Red Fish: Cuban, Cari­bbean, Latin. 8 Archer Road. 686-3388. ld Reilley’s Grill and Bar (south end): Steaks, seafood, pasta and sandwiches. Happy Hour crab legs. 7D Greenwood Drive. 842-4414. reilleyshiltonheadcom. ldo Rita’s Water Ice: 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Coligny Plaza. 686-2596, Robert Irvine’s eat!: Cooking classes available. 1000 William Hilton Parkway in the Village at Wexford. 785-4850. d Sage Room: 81 Pope Avenue, Heritage Plaza. 785-5352. d Salty Dog Cafe: Outdoor hangout for burgers, sandwiches and seafood. South Beach Marina Village, Sea Pines. 671-7327. ld Sea Shack: Casual, fresh and family-friendly. 6 Executive Park Drive. 785-2464. ld Sea Pines Beach Club and Surfside Grill: Casual fare, family entertainment, beachfront. North Sea Pines Drive. 8421888. ld Signe’s Heaven Bound Bakery & Cafe: Gourmet salads, sandwiches, goodies. 93 Arrow Road. 785-9118. bls Skillets Café: Speciality dishes served in skillets; stocked salad bar. Coligny Plaza. 785-3131. bld

One Hot Mama’s: Slow-cooked BBQ and ribs, April 2013

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Smokehouse: BBQ. 34 Palmetto Bay Road. 842-4227. bldo SmuthIland: Smoothies, snacks, sodas and wheatgrass shots. 842-9808. Southern Coney & Breakfast: Coney dogs, hamburgers, salads, breakfast. 70 Pope Avenue, in Circle Center. 689-2447. bl Stack’s Pancakes of Hilton Head: Pancakes, crepes, muffuletta melts, select dinner entrées. 2 Regency Parkway. 341-3347. bld Starbucks (south end): 11 Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head Island. 341-5477 Steamers: Seafood, large selection of beers. 28 Coligny Plaza. 785-2070. ld Stellini: Cuisine from New York’s Little Italy. 15 Executive Park Road. 785-7006. d Stu’s Surfside: Subs, salads, wraps, box lunches. 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Coligny Plaza. 686-7873. ld The Studio: Fine cuisine and live music in an art gallery atmosphere. 20 Executive Park Road. 785-6000. d Sweet Carolina Cupcakes: 1 N. Forest Beach Drive. 342-2611. Tiki Hut: Beachfront location; live music, specialty frozen cocktails. Now serving food. 1 South Forest Beach Drive at the Beach House. 785-5126. old TJ’s Take and Bake Pizza: Fresh dough pizzas with premium ingredients you can bake at home; call ahead for faster service. 11 Palmetto Bay Road in the Island Crossing Center. 842-8253, ld Topside at the Quarterdeck: Steaks and seafood in a casual setting with sunset views over Calibogue Sound. Harbour Town, Sea Pines. 842-1999. d Trattoria Divina: Northern Italian coastal cuisine. 33 Office Park Road. 686-4442, d Truffles Cafe (south end) : American cuisine - Homemade soups, salads, sand-

Alfred’s | 341-3117 wiches, pasta, ribs, steak & seafood. Terrace dining available, Happy Hour daily 4-7. Reservations accepted 785-3663. 8 Executive Park Road. ld Truffles Cafe (Sea Pines): American cuisine - Homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta, ribs, steak & seafood. Happy Hour daily 4-7. Reservations accepted 671-6136. 71 Lighthouse Road. Sea Pines Center. ld vari asian seafood and suhi buffet: As the name implies, a variety of Asian cuisines. 840 William Hilton Pkwy. 785-9000. ld vine: 1 North Forest Beach Drive in Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head Island. 686-3900. ld Watusi: Premium soft-serve frozen yogurt, smoothie and coffee cafe. 71 Pope Avenue. 686-5200. BL Wild Wing Café : Happy Hour, 4-8 p.m. Tuesday: Trivia Night. Wednesday: Tacos and Ritas Night, plus karaoke. Thursday-Saturday: Live music. 72 Pope Avenue. 785-9464. www.wildwingcafe. com. ldo Wine & cheese if you please: 24 Palmetto Bay Rd. Suit G. 842-1200. Wreck of the Salty Dog: South Beach Marina Village, Sea Pines. 671-7327. www. ld

bluffton Amigos Cafe y Cantina (Bluffton): Ultra-casual, funky. 133 Towne Drive. 8158226. ld Badabings Pizza and Pasta: 68 Bluffton Road. 836-9999. ld Bluffton BBQ: 11 State of Mind Street. 757-7427, ld Bluffton Family Seafood House: 27 Dr. Mellichamp Drive. 757-4010. ld British Open Pub: Authentic British food. 60 Sun City Lane. 705-4005 and 1 Sheridan Park Drive, 815-6736. Ldo Buffalos Restaurant: 476 Mount Pelia Road inside Palmetto Bluff. 706-6500. ld

Tavern 46 | 815-2327 186

Cahill’s Market & Chicken Kitchen: 1055 May River Rd. 757-2921. ld

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Captain Woody’s: Sit down and enjoy some tasty seafood or a cold one at the famous rooftop bar. 17 State of Mind Street in the Calhoun Street Promenade. 757-6222. ldo Choo Choo BBQ Xpress: Award-winning barbecue served from Bluffton’s famed red caboose. 815-7675. ldo Claude & Uli’s Bistro: American and continental cuisine. 1533 Fording Island Road. 837-3336. ld Coconuts Bar & Grille: Bluffton’s only dance club. Open 4 p.m. “until.” 39 Persimmon Street. 757-0602. do Corks Neighborhood Wine Bar: Happy Hour, 4-6 p.m. daily. Fridays: Live bluegrass music, 8-11 p.m. 1297 May River Road. 8155168. do Corner Perk cafe: Lattes, organic coffee, smoothies and fraps. Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat 8a.m.-4 p.m. Sun 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 142 Burnt Church Road. 816-5674. bl The Cottage Cafe, Bakery and Tea Room: Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea; fruit tarts, cakes and fresh breads. Calhoun Street. 757-0508. bl Downtown Deli: Soups, sandwiches, Italian specialties. 27 Dr. Mellichamp Drive. 815-5005. bl El Super Internacional: Authentic Mexican cuisine. 815-8113. ld fiddlehead pizza: Artisan pizzas made with wild yeast from Naples, Italy, plus an array of craft beers. 142 Burnt Church Road. 757-6466. ld Fiesta Fresh Mexican Grill: 876 Fording Island Road (Hwy. 278), Suite 1. 706-7280. ld Giuseppi’s Pizza and Pasta: Pizza, sandwiches and fresh pasta dishes in Bluffton’s home for the Steelers. Try the Big Unit challenge! Tuesdays: Live trivia. Wednesdays: You call it Wednesday. 25 Bluffton Road. 815-9200. ld Gruby’s New York Deli: Signature deli sandwiches. 198 Okatie Village Drive. 7054190. ld hana sushi and Japanese fusion: 1534 Fording Island Road. 837-3388. ld Honeybaked Ham: Ham baked with a special recipe, variety of side dishes. 1060 Fording Island Road. 815-7388. bld Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q: 872 Fording Island Road. 706-9741. ld Katie O’Donald’s: Steaks, seafood and sandwiches in an Irish pub atmosphere. 1008

Fording Island Road (Kittie’s Crossing). 8155555. ldo Kelly’s Tavern: 11B Buckingham Plantation Drive. 837-3353. bldo Kickin’ chicken: 1011 Fording Island Rd. in the Best Buy Shopping Center. 836-5040. ldo Kobe Japanese Restaurant: Japanese cuisine, sushi bar, hibachi available at dinner. 30 Plantation Park Drive. 757-6688. ld Longhorn: Classic steaks inside Tanger I. 705-7001. ld Los Jalapeno’s Mexican Grill: The Bridge Center. 837-2333. ld May River Grill: Fresh fish. 1263 May River Road. 757-5755. Closed Sundays. ld Mellow Mushroom: Pizza, salads, subs, take-out available. 878 Fording Island Road. 7060800. ldo Mi Tierra: 27 Dr. Mellichamp Drive. 7577200. ld Mi Tierrita: 214 Okatie Village Drive. 7050925. ld Moe’s Southwest Grill: 3 Malphrus Road. 837-8722. ld Tavern 46: 16 Kittie’s Landing Road. 8152327. ldo Mulberry Street Trattoria: Authentic, multi-regional Italian cuisine, NYC deli sandwiches and old-world entrees. 1476 Fording Island Road. 837-2426. lds neo: A farm-to-table culinary experience. 326 Moss Creek Village. 837-5111. ld Old Town Dispensary: High-end bar food. 15 Captains Cove. 837-1893. oldtowndispensary. ldO Outback Steakhouse: Steaks and more. 100 Buckwalter Place. 757-9888. ld Panda Chinese Restaurant: Lunch buffet. 25 Bluffton Road. 815-6790. ld Pino Gelato Gourmet Cafe: Europeanstyle coffee house with high-end treats. 1536 Fording Island Road. 837-2633. Pour Richard’s: Balances worldly flavors with soul and “Southern comfort;” features Bluffton’s only wood-fire oven. 4376 Bluffton Parkway. 7571999. do The Pub at Old Carolina: 91 Old Carolina Road. Food, happy hour, and three HDTVs right by the Old Carolina Clubhouse. 757-6844. d r BAR: Upscale bar food. 70 Pennington Drive. 757-7264. ld

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red stripes caribbean cuisine and lounge: 8 Pin Oak Street. Specializing in Jamaican, specialty cocktails, happy hour from 4-7 p.m. 757-8111. ldo red stripes caribbean cuisine and lounge: 8 Pin Oak Street. Specializing in Jamaican, specialty cocktails, happy hour from 4-7 p.m. 757-8111. ldo River House Restaurant: 476 Mount Pelia Road in Palmetto Bluff. 706-6500. ld Robert Irvine’s Nosh!: Inside Tanger II. Lunch, dinner, pastries and Starbucks coffee. 837-5765. ld Ruan Thai Cuisine II: 26 Towne Drive, Belfair Town Village. 757-9479. ld Saigon Cafe: Vietnamese cuisine from soups to sandwiches. 1304 Fording Island Road. 837-1800. www.saigoncafeofhiltonhead. com. bld Sake House: G1017 Fording Island Road Ste 105. Great sushi and teppanyaki favorites. 706-9222. ld Sigler’s Rotisserie: Fine food in a relaxed atmosphere. Private dining room available. 12 Sheridan Park Circle. 815-5030. d Sippin’ Cow Cafe: Sandwiches, soups, specials. 1230 May River Road. 757-5051. bl Squat N’ Gobble: BBQ, burgers, Greek food. 1231 May River Road. 757-4242. bld Stooges Cafe: Serving breakfast all day, full lunch menu, lunch specials and early bird

menu from 3-6:30 p.m. Wed., Thurs., and Fri. 25 Sherington Drive. 706-6178. bl Sublime Prime: 163 Bluffton Road, Suite F. Sizzling steaks, wine and more. 815-6900. d The Tavern: 51 Riverwalk Blvd., Suite 3G. Open Mondays-Saturdays for lunch and dinner. 645-2333. www.tavernatriverwalk. com ld Zepplin’s bar & Grill: Pizza, sandwiches, sliders and more located inside Station 300. 25 Innovation Dr. 815-2695. ldo Truffles Cafe: Homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta, ribs, steak & seafood. Outdoor dining available, Happy Hour 4-7 daily. Reservations accepted 815-5551. 91 Towne Drive Belfair Towne Village. ld Vineyard 55: Premier Wine, Cheese and Craft Beer Boutique offering wine and artisanal cheese tastings. Space available for private events. 55 Calhoun Street. d Walnuts Café: Regional ingredients and creative cultural flavors, with an emphasis on fresh and local. 70 Pennington Drive in Sheridan Park. 815-2877. bls Wild Wing Café (Bluffton): 1188 Fording Island Road. 837-9453. 837-9453. ld

Daufuskie island Marshside Mama’s Cafe: Island specialties. 15 Haig Point Road on County Landing, Daufuskie Island. 785-4755. ld M

The FEED A heaping helping of the latest news in area restaurants. Most know Tim Singleton as a former standout player and coach for the local high school football team. The native islander has teamed up with his mother, Deborah Groban, to open a unique Southern-style restaurant on the north end of the island called Ruby Lee’s. Located at 46 Old Wild Horse Road, the restaurant is a place to watch your favorite sports team, listen to live blues music and chow down on authentic soul food. Yoga, massage and Thai bodywork guru Marty Crocker has opened a smoothie shop called SmuthILand in the Island Crossing shopping center, next to Publix. Find fruit smoothies, green smoothies, fresh-squeezed juice, fruit-infused water wheatgrass and other bottled drinks in a zen-like atmosphere. The popular Tiki Hut outdoor beach bar is now serving island-themed cuisine such as fish tacos, soft shell crab and grilled skewers. The grill is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The bar stays open until midnight. Please tip generously By sharing restaurant news with thefeed@ 188

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New Location

Captain Woody’s Bar & Grill Captain Woody’s has moved to a new Hilton Head Island location. The popular restaurant and bar is now located at 6 Target Road, off Palmetto Bay Road, across from Publix and the Island Crossing shopping center.

“It has the same feel Captain Woody’s has had for 30 years,” said Russell Anderson, who owns the restaurant with his wife Shannon. “When you walk in the door, it feels like you are walking into the old Captain Woody’s.” All of the pictures and memorabilia from the old location are proudly displayed in the expanded new building, which seats 110 patrons. The menu has also expanded, offering shrimp and grits, filet mignon, a captain’s trio and Kentucky beer cheese along with the restaurant’s popular seafood and signature sandwiches. A new addition is Bar 6, an outside deck bar that features beer, wine and specialty cocktails. Happy hour is from 4-7 p.m. and includes a happy hour food menu served at the indoor and outdoor bars. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day with the bar staying open late. Call 843-785-2400 for more information. Captain Woody’s also has a Bluffton location at 17 State of Mind Street in the Promenade. The phone number for that restaurant is 843-7576222. Find more information online at www.

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good times FOR A GOOD CAUSE:

Seafood Fest


Two-day event honors the memory of David Carmines.


hen Gloria and Brian Carmines lost their son David to cancer in 2001, the couple decided to honor his memory with the David M. Carmines Memorial Foundation. The nonprofit organization hosts several events each year to raise funds for cancer research and patient support. One of the foundation’s largest events is the annual Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest, set for April 5-6 at Shelter Cove Community Park. “It’s a really nice way to remember David every year,” said his younger brother Andrew Carmines, who serves as COO of the foundation. “That part of it is really special to us. Having been able to grow the event to what it is now is just a huge sense of accomplishment.” Heading into its sixth year, Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest prides itself on being an event for all ages. Participating restaurants include Alexander’s, Black Marlin, Bluffton Oyster Co., The Chart House, Cool Breeze, The Crazy Crab, Gillan’s Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar, Hana Sushi, Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks, Island Kettle Corn, The Old Oyster Factory, Red Fish, Skull Creek Boathouse, Steamers Seafood and Street Meet. Admission is $5 for adults and free for kids 12 and younger. Food and refreshments are available for purchase with tickets. The festival opens at 5 p.m. April 5 with seven restaurants serving up seafood specialties and other tasty cuisine. Live music will be provided by Cranford & Sons.


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If you go What Sixth annual Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest When 5-8 p.m. April 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 6 Where Shelter Cove Community Park Admission $5 for adults, free for kids 12 and younger; food and refreshments available for purchase

The festival opens at 11 a.m. April 6 with 15 local restaurants and live music from The Headliners and Chris Jones. A highlight of the event is an Iron Chef-style competition, which starts at noon. Six teams of local chefs are presented with two local seafood ingredients with access to an overstocked pantry. The American Culinary Federation will help judge each team’s creation. Additional activities will include a “Kids Zone” with inflatable bounce houses, games and more. The two-day event drew 3,500 people last year. With the dates moved up two weeks in hopes of cooler weather, another large turnout is expected. “We’re trying to market it as more of a regional event,” Andrew Carmines said. “I think we’re taking good strides towards that now.” Gloria and Brian Carmines own Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks. Andrew Carmines is the general manager of the restaurant. Proceeds from admissions, beverage sales, restaurant purveyor fees, artists’ fees and auction funds benefit the American Cancer Society, the M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Center and the Island Recreation Scholarship Fund. For more information, call 843-681-2772, ext. 137 or go online to

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