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OCTOBER 2012 | THE VOICE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY

THE POWER OF PINK BREAST CANCER FIGHTERS, SURVIVORS, AND HEROES

JANE SEYMOUR JOINS MONTHLY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER

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31st Season • 2012 -2013 • hhso.org The Excitement Continues! John Morris Russell, Principal Conductor

MASTERWORKS SERIES NEW BEGINNINGS | Oct 22, 2012 | 8pm CELEBRATE! | Dec 3, 2012 | 8pm TRIUMPH | Jan 28, 2013 | 8pm COLOR AND LIGHT | Feb 25, 2013 | 8pm TRANSCENDENCE | Mar 25, 2013 | 8pm SEASON FINALE | May 6, 2013 | 8pm

SUNDAY MATINEES NEW BEGINNINGS | Sun, Oct 21, 2012 | 4pm TRIUMPH | Sun, Jan 27, 2013 | 4pm COLOR AND LIGHT | Sun, Feb 24, 2013 | 4pm

LIGHT CLASSICAL SERIES JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH | Nov 12, 2012 | 8pm FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN | Jan 14, 2013 | 8pm ANTONIO VIVALDI | Feb 11, 2013 | 8pm

And be sure to add the Maestro Connection to your ticket and join us at EAT! after Sunday Matinee performances. Call 843-842-2055

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the Maestro T his is an exciting time for the HHSO — we have a terrific ensemble of fine musicians, a supportive board and staff, and a community that values everything we do. In the midst of some of the most tumultuous times for the orchestral world, we are holding our own. And if we are to continue to thrive, we must begin thinking of how we move forward together. At a time when Hilton Head is working to create a new vision of what this region can be, we also, are working towards creating a musical culture here, as renowned as our world-class golf culture. It begins with education — providing our next generation of music lovers with meaningful concert experiences, as well as opportunities to study and train with the esteemed members of our orchestra as well as the exceptional guest artists who regularly appear here. We have an extraordinary tradition in the Hilton Head International Piano Competition of supporting and nurturing young artists — it is a tradition that we should maintain in everything we do. From selecting soloists for all our concerts, creating new compositions and arrangements for orchestra and developing our long-term strategies for growth, we want to be seen world-wide as the orchestra that opens musical doors. We also need to craft concert series to be more responsive to the needs of our region — concerts on weekends, for a start, but also programming specifically geared to young families — that celebrate our region’s history, our unique Gullah Heritage and the natural wonders we all love here. We also need to create presentations off-island to build and maintain an ever expanding and diverse family of music lovers. We are a family — like the word “philharmonic” that combines the Greek word for “brother” and harmony — we are all brothers and sisters in music.

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And yes, our region is in need of cultural infrastructure; a concert hall that serves as both an interior and exterior performing venue is vital for our long-term, sustainable growth. It also has the potential to infuse our regional economy by providing a home for the kind of extended music festival/school that have transformed other destination locations such as Aspen, Brevard and Chautauqua. I have been deeply moved by the outpouring of love and support we all have received in the last season, delighted to lead the HHSO in my first season as music director, and thrilled to have you join us on this remarkable journey together.

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CONTENTS October 2012 Departments 10 At the Helm/About the Cover 14 The Big Picture 16 The Vibe 32 Your Neighbors: Social Spotlight 38 Column: Weddings with Leah This one takes the cake. By Leah McCarthy

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The Vibe: Cell service Tour the new BCSO substation without even getting arrested. By Mike Paskevich

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Your Neighbors: Clearing the air The residents of Palmetto Hall just want to be heard over the noise. By Sally Mahan

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Concours d’Elegance Take a spin through one of the biggest events of the year. By Lance Hanlin

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We Jane The multi-talented actress and artist comes to the island to help Monthly in the fight against cancer. By Barry Kaufman The Power of Pink A celebration of survival with four women (and one famous dad) who braved the odds and beat breast cancer. By Barry Kaufman Home Resource Book A Palmetto Bluff masterpiece, cool palm trees to try in your yard, and the ins and outs of renovation. By Gwyneth J. Saunders, Andrew Cline and Debi Lynes

125 Golfer’s Guide The McGladrey Classic, the Honors Cup and the Fisher Cup light up October. Edited by Lance Hanlin

42 Column: Money Report Your bond is your word. By Steven Weber PHOTO BY ROB KAUFMAN

At the Concours:

38 Your Neighbors: Weddings

44 Business: On the Move 86 Home Resource Book: Home Discovery 138 Column: Secret Places The folly of building a park on Hilton Head’s fragile folly. By Todd Ballantine 141 Lowcountry Calendar 157 Up After Dark 158 Music: The Underground Confused about the local music scene? Don’t know your Joe Joe Squirrel from your Spare Parts? Read on. Compiled by Andrew Cline 160 Column: Big Tastes Getting back to our roots. By Sally Kerr-Dineen 162 Where to Eat 176 Last Call By Marc Frey

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address PO Box 5926, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938 offices 843-842-6988 fax 843-842-5743 email editor@hiltonheadmonthly.com web hiltonheadmonthly.com

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ormally, the hectic pace here at Monthly keeps us playing it pretty close to the vest. Some issues we plan months in advance. Some, mere weeks. This one has been almost exactly a year in the making. Last year around this time I got some news that shook my entire world. The diagnosis was DCIS — ductal carcinoma in situ — basically, stage zero cancer. Dr. Virginia Herrmann, along with her team, told me that the diagnosis can hit you “like a two-by-four to the head.” If I can offer a second opinion, it felt a little more like a steel girder. But Dr. Herrmann also proved herself invaluable to me, and encouraged me to inspire others. She told me, “This won’t kill you, but you can have an important voice to make sure everyone you reach knows how to get a regular mammogram or check-up.” So here it is, everyone I reach: GET A REGULAR MAMMOGRAM OR CHECK-UP. But I knew I’d want to do more than make this one simple statement, so instead I pledged a year ago to make our October issue a statement: hence, the Pink Issue, celebrating those who have survived breast cancer and those who helped them do it. One of those survivors, Kim Hall, is profiled on page 73 and she has been a tremendous inspiration to so many. We were actually diagnosed the same month. While I’d never met her personally, I’d heard so much about her strength and courage that I knew I needed

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to include her. Another person who helped me through this ordeal was Carolyn Vanagel. When I was first diagnosed, I called up Carolyn knowing that she was a fellow survivor, and she really helped me keep a positive frame of mind. I’ve been fortunate to work with Carolyn as Monthly mapped out our media sponsorship of the Concours. It’s taken me back to my college days when — here’s a smallworld story — she and I were roommates for a brief period. And now we are bonded by the sisterhood of a club neither one of us ever wanted to join — the survivor’s club. There are no jackets, and the dues are pretty steep, but it has the most strong, inspiring membership you’ll ever see. (And as a small aside, thanks to New River Auto Mall for letting us borrow their Beetle for this photo. They were on-site at One Hot Mama’s where I tried my hand at bartending. Check out photos on page 36.) M

SUBSCRIPTIONS One-year (12-issue) subscriptions are $12. Visit www.hiltonheadmonthly.com and click on “Contact Us” to subscribe. PRESIDENT Anuska Frey afrey@hiltonheadmonthly.com PUBLISHER Lori Goodridge-Cribb lori@hiltonheadmonthly.com EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Barry Kaufman barry@hiltonheadmonthly.com GOLFER’S GUIDE EDITOR Lance Hanlin lhanlin@golfersguide.com ART DIRECTOR Jeremy Swartz jeremy@hiltonheadmonthly.com DESIGN Charles Grace INTERN Andrew Cline EDITORIAL ASSISTANCE Sally Mahan CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Charles Bush, Arno Dimmling, Rob Kaufman, Joshua Vittitow CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Todd Ballantine, Barbara Clark, Kristy Gillinder, Lance Hanlin, Laura Jacobi, Sally Kerr-Dineen, Debi Lynes, Sally Mahan, Leah McCarthy, Gwyneth Saunders, Brad Swope, Steven Weber ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVES Rebecca Verbosky rebecca@hiltonheadmonthly.com 843-842-6988, ext. 239 Cathy Flory cathy@hiltonheadmonthly.com 843-842-6988, ext. 228 Archie Karijanian archie@hiltonheadmonthly.com 843-384-9544 Gordon Deal gordon@hiltonheadmonthly.com 843-301-1132

ABOUT THE COVER SCAD student Ariela Kristantina dazzled us with this penand-ink salute to the two themes of our October issue: The roaring convertible would not be out of place at the Concours d’Elegance, while the ladies sporting pink represent our passion for raising breast cancer awareness.

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This loggerhead hatchling is one of 27 spotted and photographed by Julie Rogers during an early morning walk with her dog McGraw. A recreation of this photo, painted by renowned artist Rodel Gonzalez, will debut at the Endgangered Arts Fall Festival, Oct. 12 and 13.

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We invite you to send in your own beautiful photos of the Lowcountry for the next Big Picture. Photos can be sent to jeremy@hiltonheadmonthly.com with a resolution of 300 dpi and a size of at least 12”x20” File too large to email? CDs or thumb drives can be dropped off in person at the Monthly offices, 52 New Orleans Road, third floor, Hilton Head Island.

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CELL SERVICE Lance Cpl. David Murphy, Sgt. Trae Simmons, Staff Sgt. Jason Wilson and Deputy Sheriff Ryan Chin lay down the law at the new mid-island sheriff’s office substation.

New BCSO substation is getting a warm reception

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ext time you’re busted on Hilton Head (which we neither condone nor recommend), you may not have to endure the wearying back-seat ride to Beaufort. Which is just fine with Beaufort County Sheriff P.J. Tanner and company. His deputies don’t like the long drives any more than the alleged perps in the back seat do. Thankfully for both lawmen and lawbreakers, the town is on the verge of finally having a stand-alone criminal processing facility with the recent opening of new and expanded mid-island digs at Shelter Cove.

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“This is the first building that’s actually been owned by the town, with a relationship with the county, that we’re actually calling a law enforcement center,” said Tanner. “We’ve had a number of other offices (or substations) here over the years but they were all rental properties, so we were limited in what we could do as far as conversion, if you will, to holding cells and those types of things. We always just had to make do.” But not for much longer. While completion of critical holding cells and a video bonding system is still about six months away, the “new” facility — a former medical rehab center built in 2003 that fell prey to the recession — is already lifting department morale and hosting tours for civic groups and the general public. And when everything’s in place, suspects cited for misdemeanors such as shoplifting and drunk and disorderly won’t have to be chauffeured to the Beaufort County Detention Center, then later left to find their own way home. They’ll be booked, processed and released right on Hilton Head. “Our deputies are looking forward to it because they’ll no longer be out of service for an extra two hours of transport time,” noted Capt. Toby McSwain, who drew praise from Tanner for coordinating the move from the department’s most recent home on Lagoon Road adjacent to Coligny Plaza. That 13,000-square-foot site, a converted pharmacy, was plagued by balky air conditioning, limited parking which congested shift changes, and increasingly cramped conditions for deputies, investigators and records keepers.  The switch to 58 Shelter Cove Drive began in mid-July after an extended search for a structure of suitable size for a department that has grown accordingly with the island’s population. The

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“We’ve had a number of other offices (or substations) here over the years but they were all rental properties, so we were limited in what we could do as far as conversion, if you will, to holding cells and those types of things. We always just had to make do.” Sheriff P.J. Tanner

town purchased the 23,500-square-foot building that sits on 3.6 acres for $2.15 million, said assistant accounting manager Greg DeLoach, and will charge the county $5,444 in monthly rent for the property as part of a three-year lease. In turn, the town will continue to pay some $3 million per year to the county for sheriff’s services under an ongoing contract services agreement. “The cost to build a new building for the sheriff’s department would have been about double what we paid for this, so we’re getting good bang for the buck,” said DeLoach. “It’s been a frustrating search at times, but we just hadn’t found the perfect fit.” The town, which paid half the rent at Lagoon Road, has kicked in another $86,000 for remodeling of the building, which includes an unused 3,000-square-foot area that’s reserved for a new SHARE senior center, giving the sheriff’s department added access to older volunteers who handle front desk operations. The new center will join a pair of existing commercial tenants, a chiropractic and dental office that Sheriff Tanner said, “will allow us to keep our backs straight and our smiles bright.” Although technically still a tenant, the department now has free reign to complete the facility it’s always wanted.  It already features far more parking and office space for the staff and public, plus conference areas and a long-

overdue training room that can accommodate more than 50 deputies. Tanner, who has been policing the area since before incorporation in 1983, remembers a time when only two deputies were required for patrols. The island’s first sheriff’s station off Squire Pope Road was about 1,000 square-feet with barely room for “a vending machine, a telephone and a breathalyzer machine ...we could probably park about a halfdozen cars on a rock parking lot. “This space not only meets our need today but also all of our needs for the future,” he added, noting that the town is approaching maximum build-out and population. “If the town of Hilton Head ever decided to have their own police department this would be it because we would move out.” However, the town’s DeLoach confirms that having its own police force is no longer even a topic for discussion. Finishing touches including surrounding block walls and cells for temporary overnight prisoner housing will continue at a facility that’s considered a welcome extension of the county detention site. “The only things we won’t handle here are medical issues and (inmate) feeding,” said Tanner. So anyone who’s hungry during an unplanned overnight stay will just have to wait until they get released or get a paddy wagon transport trip to the county jail in Beaufort.

Price of a Ford Model T in 1923, when efficiency at the Ford plant was at its peak. Detroit churned out 1.8 million cars that year. At one point, nearly half of all cars in the U.S. were “Tin Lizzies.” The Model T will be the honored marque during the Motoring Midway at this year’s Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance. Read up on all the four-wheeled fun on page 52. October 2012

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Celebrating 20 years of healing BY KAREN CERRATI

T It’s beginning to look a lot like (last) christmas Recognize this puzzle? If you strolled through the Christmas display at Pineland Station last year, you certainly will. The elaborate train setup and Christmas display, built by local artist Richard Coyne, that drew plenty of “oohs” and “aahs” last season, has now been immortalized in puzzle form. The 300-piece puzzle will be available at retailers nationwide in time for the holiday season.

October BY THE NUMBERS

226,870 Number of women that will be diagnosed with breast cancer by the end of the year, according to American Cancer Society estimates. Join Monthly in raising awareness of this terrible disease on page 70.

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his year, Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head celebrates 20 years of healing with the Big Band Swing gala planned for Nov. 15. But the celebration will be bittersweet since the volunteers, patients and staff will also be saying goodbye to Dr. Frank Bowen, the executive medical director who has led the free medical clinic for almost 12 years. The numbers tell part of the story of the clinic’s growth under Bowen: patient visits have more than doubled to 33,000 patient visits annually. There are now 98 volunteer doctors and 102 nurses, the number of exam rooms has grown from 6 to 14, the clinic is now 8,000 square feet, and the annual budget has doubled. And, the need continues to grow as more and more folks living or working on Hilton Head and Daufuskie Island find themselves unable to afford medical care for their families. “Most importantly, our emphasis has shifted from just treating sick people to forming teams that help people stay well. Our obesity, diabetes, hypertension and other clinics are all geared to keeping patients healthy and working,” said Bowen. Twelve years ago, Bowen joined the volunteer docs at VIM after a two-decade career in pediatrics that culminated as the head of neonatology at Philadelphia Hospital, part of the University of Pennsylvania medical system. “It was time to retire, the kids were grown and one day in

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February we decided to move to Hilton Head,” said Bowen. His wife Dottie owns a medical recruiting service that could be operated from anyplace with a phone, computer and airport. The Bowens built a house in Belfair and Bowen settled into a life of leisure and golf that “lasted about three days.” “VIM was a lifesaver for me,” said Bowen. It’s a refrain that is commonly heard around the clinic. More than two-thirds of the doctors were associated with teaching hospitals around the country, many headed up prestigious national medical organizations. Dr. Jack McConnell was right 20 years ago when he anticipated that he would find superb retired medical professionals ready and able to staff his new free health clinic. “To retire to Hilton Head and practice medicine in an environment that eliminates concerns about overhead, scheduling, staff, and insurance issues is just about perfect,” said Bowen.

Big Band Swing 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Westin Hotel Dinner, dancing, live auction Reservations: 689-6612 bigbandswing@vimclinc.org

“Of course VIM couldn’t exist without this community. Our volunteers and donors make it possible to run the clinic. Every dollar we spend has to be raised; we don’t get any government assistance.” Before Bowen leaves for a second retirement that includes working with the South Carolina Free Clinic Association to develop and accredit more facilities throughout the state, he’ll be the focus of attention at the Big Band Swing. Then, sometime next year, Bowen will be back at VIM as a volunteer. “I hear they need a Tuesday afternoon pediatrician,” he said with a smile.

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Find out what the island has in store for fashion, accessories and looking fabulous.

t These MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Hunter boots are the perfect addition to your wardrobe no matter the weather. From city rain puddles to a muddy country lane, they are made for work and just as good for play. Available sizes 5-10 FORSYTHE JEWELERS, $195

p Giddyup! No matter what sunset you’re riding off into, ride in style with these Matisse Gaucho boots. Western-inspired stitching adds a fashionable touch to a look that will light up any honky tonk in the West.

q You can do anything, but don’t step on these black suede lace-up Lena booties from Kors by Michael Kors. A must have for cooler weather, these fab booties effortlessly marry the casual to the sophisticated.

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THE PORCUPINE, $295

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this Italian masterpiece from Sesto Meucci. The leather upper creates a sleek, stiletto line that tapes through an eye-catching buckle detail down to a sturdy yet elegant block heel. The Back Door, $345

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once again he knows how to make boots that make you look fierce. This Fulton Harness Boot rocks a blackand-mocha two-tone look with a blazing golden MK medallion. Add an inch of stacked heel and you’ve got some instant wow factor. BELK, $295

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MORE FREE STUFF WITH MONTHLY’S SWAG CLUB

EDITOR’S NOTE / BARRY KAUFMAN Swag Club member Sue Blake won big by taking home the Franklin Fold-N-Go Ladder Toss and Washers games, perfect for the beach now that it’s not a billion degrees outside. So what did she think? “I opened up the Ladder Toss game first. I didn’t bother looking for the assembly instructions because it was very easy to figure it out. However, once I got the game assembled, I did look for the rules of play. Unfortunately, none were included in the set. I was able to find a set of Ladder Golf rules on the Internet (thank heavens for the Internet!!). I have seen people playing this game at Islander’s Beach, and it has always looked like fun. And it is! Not only that, the zippered carry-case is really cool. Everything comes apart just as easily as it went together and fits very nicely in it’s convenient and light-weight case. Not sure how sturdy this game will turn out to be. It does seem a little bit flimsy, but time will tell. I looked it up on the Internet and it sells for $36 — not cheap. On to the Washer Toss game. Same start....didn’t look for assembly paperwork because it was pretty intuitive although a little bit strange with those velcro tabbed inner rings. So, time to find the rules for play and scoring. Na-da. No luck on the Internet either. There are a lot of different washer toss game rules but they are for totally different set ups than this one. Oh well. I can make something up!” Want in on the free stuff? Email editor@ hiltonheadmonthly.com with the subject header SWAG CLUB to join. 22

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Dear The Future: Sorry about the dinosaurs

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ou know how when you look through history books, everyone from the past seems... kind of dumb? I mean, here we are safely in the future with our electronics and our blankets that double as robes, and there’s our pinhead ancestors burning witches and trying to cure headaches by snorting leeches. We laugh derisively, then go about our futuristic business, secure in our awesomeness. Well before you get too comfy in your blanket-robe, let me assure you that at some point, the history books are going to paint all of us as possibly the biggest jackasses to have ever walked the earth. Allow me to explain. Quick question: How much would you be willing to pay for a box of old Jurassic Park action figures from the 1990s? If you maintain any measure of sanity, your answer should be somewhere between “Zero dollars” and “Please leave, and take your dolls with you.” See, those answers make sense. Because nobody, anywhere, needs a box of old Jurassic Park action

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figures. And yet I watched a program on television recently called “Toy Hunter” in which a gentleman (who maintained an alarming collection of Jurassic Park merchandise piled up in massive drifts throughout his mom’s basement) paid $6,000 for a box of rubber dinosaurs. Six. Thou. Sand. Dollars. As in a good down payment on a car. As in a few months’ worth of mortgage payments. As in 3,600 bottles of good beer. And worse, he bought them from the show’s titular “Toy Hunter” who travels the country buying other assorted garbage and selling it for hilariously inflated prices. And there are tons of these shows. “American Pickers.” “Storage Wars.” “Pawn Stars.” All these shows are based on notion that, by finding the right garbage, and then finding the right crazy person who somehow has a few grand in rubber-dinosaur money burning a hole in their pocket, you can turn a profit. And how is that going to look in the history books? Here we are, knee-deep in what the Federal

Buzzkill Bureau keeps referring to as the “Worst Economic Downturn Since the Great Depression™” and there are not only people spending thousands of dollars on someone else’s garbage, there are enough of them to support an entire industry of reality shows (not to mention a pocket economy known as eBay) . You know what people did in the Actual Great Depression? They saved a nickel worth of tinsel from the Christmas tree to use on next year’s tree. They’d find a way to make a raisin feed a family of six. They’d make their own clothing out of rocks and trees. Somehow, they had to make do with blankets that lacked the necessary sleeves. These are sensible responses to not having any money. And yet here we are, denizens of the future, blowing a few grand on toys and emptying out the kids’ college fund every time Apple releases a slightly thinner version of the same phone. We’re looking pretty dumb, here, The Present. It’s really starting to give me a headache. Pass the leaches.

Number of episodes of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. Not counting two spinoff movies. The good doctor herself, Jane Seymour, will be stopping by the island this month for a show at the Karis Art Gallery and a VIP dinner with Monthly Oct. 25 to benefit the American Cancer Society. We sit down with the drop-dead gorgeous and seriously talented actress, artist, designer, philanthropist, and working mom on page 66.

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rom the looks of it, y’all had the best summer ever. With fall upon us, Monthly proudly shares a few more of your vacation snaps. Share your adventures with Monthly by emailing photos to editor@hiltonheadmonthly.com.

Bluffton’s Art Martin was swinging through Thailand on a lecture series and brought the August copy of Monthly along with him to the The Golden Temple at Ubon Ratchathani.  Lou Caruso and Irene Pelak took Monthly along to their vacation home in Nantucket Island, Mass.  Donna Varner and Jean-Marie Côté, took Monthly north to the Lac St-Jean region of northern Québec.  Monthly spent the summer sailing through the Dalmatian Islands of Croatia with Elizabeth Loda and family on their yacht Christianne.

Each month Daufuskie Island Haig Point member Mary Ellen Hill looks forward to her “care package” from home with its copy of Hilton Head Monthly. Mary Ellen, along with husband Steve, are working at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. Mary Ellen is standing outside her barbed-wire encircled residence in Kabul.

 Dick and Terry Sambrook brought their Monthly to the Olympic Games in London.

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The island is represented by not one, but two amazing ladies in two separate pageants.

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he stories of Miss Hilton Head Island Maegan Garner and Miss HHI – USA Amanda Woods are as different as their respective pageants. Garner was involved in an automobile accident with a motorcyclist — who unfortunately succumbed to his injuries — and is now on a mission to raise helmet safety awareness. Wood, the product of a rough childhood — in which both parents spent time in jail — is on a mission to reach out to at-risk kids. Garner’s pageant, Miss Hilton Head Island, is part of the Miss America system, while Woods’ pageant, Miss HHI – USA, is part of the Trump-owned Miss USA/Universe system. We sat down with both of these beauties to get the tale of the tape.

MAEGAN GARNER FROM: Greenville CROWNED: Jan. 28 PLATFORM: Motorcycle Helmet Safety

“My platform is Smart Rider - Advocating Helmet Safety and Head Trauma Awareness. This is something I created after personally experiencing a life changing event. I was involved in an accident with a motorcyclist who unfortunately was not wearing a helmet and succumbed to his injuries. After witnessing and being involved in such a tragic event, I had to dig deep to find a purpose and reason behind such an event.”

AMANDA WOODS FROM: Chicago CROWNED: June 26 PLATFORM: Helping at-risk children

“My platform is very close to my heart. It is something that I have lived and breathed.  I at one time was an atrisk child, I grew up with both of my parents incarcerated.  I had always wished that there was someone I could relate to and someone that understood me.  I feel that it is my duty to share my story in hopes of inspiring other children.  It is important for me to tell  them that no matter what they go through in life that they can be successful.  I am a living example of someone that has overcome obstacles despite the circumstances.” GO ONLINE TO WWW.HILTONHEADMONTHLY.COM TO READ MORE FROM BOTH MAEGAN GARNER AND AMANDA WOODS

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Don’t call them angry. Don’t call them cranky. The people of Palmetto Hall just want to be heard over the noise.

T WOOD YOU BELIEVE IT? Palmetto Bluff recently unveiled its newest art installment made entirely from local driftwood. The newly crafted sculpture came to fruition via a generous donation of $25,000 from the Baltimorebased Constellation Foundation to honor the retirement of Palmetto Bluff homeowner Jim Curtiss from Constellation’s Board of Directors. Designed by beloved local artist Wayne Edwards in partnership with the Palmetto Bluff Arts Commission, the new installment stands prominently in the Sculpture Garden at the entrance of River Road Park in the Garden District of Palmetto Bluff. The astounding work of original art features hundreds of pieces of driftwood collected from the Moreland area of the property based on the theme “Birds That Abound in the Bluff.” 28

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hey want their fellow islanders to know that they are not a pack of angry old people, that they aren’t “whiners.” That they knew who their neighbor was when they bought their houses. That they believe taxpayers are being misled. They especially want people to know that they are good neighbors and they are not anti-Hilton Head Airport. “They” are many of the residents of the 750-acre Palmetto Hall Plantation and they say they want the truth to be heard about the planned extension of the runway at the airport. “Look, nobody wants the airport or commercial service to go away,” said Trudie Johnson, who has lived in Palmetto Hall for 15 years. “But we shouldn’t be dismissed as a bunch of cranky old people. The frustration is that we’re being alluded to as a small group of unreasonable people who bought their homes close to the airport and we’ll just have to live with it. We have a right to be heard.”

THE CRUX OF THE MATTER In October 2010, the Beaufort County and Hilton Head Town councils approved a $53 million plan to extend the 4,300-foot runway at Hilton Head Airport to 5,000 feet in a first phase, and to possibly 5,400 feet in a second phase. The airport is owned by Beaufort County, but it has to abide by Hilton Head town ordinances. An Airports Board advises the county on technical, financial and other issues. Residents of Palmetto Hall, which is just west of the airport, residents of Port Royal Plantation, which is southeast of the airport, historic St. James Baptist Church and several commercial property owners have expressed concerns about a wide variety of issues related to the extension of the runway, particularly the second phase. They’re concerned about increased noise levels, aesthetics, property values and other issues related to their quality of life. They’re also concerned about safety issues, the island’s fragile environment, and just who exactly will benefit from extending the runway to 5,400 feet. Continues on page 40 >>

“The frustration is that we’re being alluded to as a small group of unreasonable people who bought their homes close to the airport and we’ll just have to live with it. We have a right to be heard.”

Trudie Johnson, 15-year resident

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FIRE PREVENTION IS CRUCIAL The theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week is “Have 2 Ways Out.” When your first plan for escape is blocked by smoke or flames, it’s important to have a second way out. People underestimate how fast fire can travel and oftentimes don’t have a plan in place. It is important that your entire family is familiar with your fire escape plan. Practice closing doors behind you to help slow down the spread of fire. Have a plan on how you will get everyone out — especially very young children, older adults and people with disabilities. Check each room to make sure there are two ways out. Make sure windows are not painted shut and can be opened. Make sure you can open sliding glass doors easily. Never block an exit with furniture. Choose a special meeting place outside that is not too close to your home. Once you are outside, do not go back in for anything until you have an “all clear” from the fire department. The most important thing is not to panic — that is why it is important to plan and practice your home fire escape plan at least twice a year. Cinda Seamon Public Education Officer Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue

WE CANNOT TELL A -LY Should “closer” on the September cover be an adverb (-ly) since it describes the action word (verb, predicate) “look”? Earl Crown Hilton Head Plantation Editor’s note: Technically, although popular usage would back us up somewhat. (We wonder if Steve Jobs got these letters when he encouraged people to “Dream Bigger.”) For purely artistic purposes (vs grammatical ones), closer was chosen because it’s a comparative. “Look closer” invites the reader to bring their perspective in a little bit more than they are used to, while suggesting (by the very existence of a closer perspective) that maybe we don’t always look as close as we should. “Look closely” just says, “Hey, look! Little pictures.” Thank you for writing, and for restoring our faith in a grammar-aware public in an era when Facebook status updates have blurred the distinction between “your” and “you’re” and otherwise destroyed the English language. You are fighting the good fight, sir.

BE HEARD We want to hear your thoughts on local issues, your take on Monthly and your views on life in the Lowcountry. Email editor@hiltonheadmonthly.com. Letters may be edited for clarity and length, priority will be given to letters containing fewer than 200 words.

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In November, Monthly will explore our area’s rich past in our first-ever History Issue. We’re going to be talking to long-time locals, touring a few cultural landmarks and even debuting rare never-before-seen aerial footage of pre-development Hilton Head. Here’s where you come in: If you’ve been on the island or in Bluffton for a spell, we want your stories. Monthly’s readers are sitting at your knee, and they want to hear all about the good old days. If you can spin a good yarn about yesteryear, email editor@hiltonhead monthly.com.

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PUT THE PEDAL TO THE METAL Pedal 4 Kids held a spinning marathon around the pool at the Beach House last month to benefit the Boys & Girls Club, because to some people, spinning in air conditioning is just too darn easy. q Before the event, and as part of the larger Pedal 4 Kids event, Mayor Drew Laughlin and Steve Riley, along with Hilton Head Bicycling Ambassador Frank Babel, cut the ribbon opening the newest section of Hilton Head’s bicycle pathway system. Shelby Sharp Basciano (on the right side of the pool) leads the spinners in their sprint to the finish. PHOTOS BY ARNO DIMMLING

p Boys & Girls Club members volunteer at the event.

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THIS PARTY WAS NUTS The Bluffton Farmers Market hosted the Boiled Peanut Cook-Off, and while the skies drizzled slightly, it couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm for one of the South’s most savory, salty snacks. u Shellie West Hodges of the Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce digs in at the sampling table. People tore through mounds of free peanuts during the event. q Bluffton BBQ’s Donna Huffman samples some snacks with Josh Cooke, owner of Corner Perk and winner of the “Most Creative” category.

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Overall winner: Dan Tracy. Spicy: Charlie Stenburg. Runner up: Jared Jester. Creative: Josh Cooke. Runner up: Clayton Colleran. Traditional: Mile Gibson. Runner up: Melissa Parrish 32

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DOG (AND CAT AND SNAKE AND PIG AND GATOR) DAYS The sixth annual Hilton Head Monthly Pet Expo ran wild on the Calhoun Street Promenade in Bluffton last month, and the fur flew. Pet vendors showed off the latest gear and gadgets, while dog whisperers shared our pets’ deepest thoughts with us (“bacon is tasty”), visitors brought home “Best in Show” in our doggie kissing contest, pet trick contest and raffle, and six pooches found their forever home through on-site adoption. q Hilton Head Monthly publisher Lori Goodridge-Cribb and Hilton Head Humane Association director Frannie Gerthoffer share a laugh and a photo with a friendly boa courtesy of Critter Management.

p Volunteer Bill Linkner relaxes with Kenya, one of the dogs up for adoption.

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tt Nola Mae (seated) took home the top prize for her series of adorable tricks. Sharing the winner’s circle with her were her people, Mikayla and Cheryl Sullivan. t The Beagles kept toes (and paws) tapping with their signature blend of The Beatles’ greatest hits.

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MONTHLY AND MAMA ORCHID DO THE LOCO MOTION One Hot Mama’s hosted a “Do the LoCo Motion with Mama (and Friends),” a onenight special event to raise money for the LoCo Motion event for breast cancer. They were nice enough to invite Monthly editor Barry Kaufman and publisher Lori Goodridge-Cribb to tend bar.

Back row, L-R: Brad Wells from Y 107.9, Jaime Dailey from WTOC, Kaufman, Laurel Berkey (holding a custom-made VW bra which was auctioned off). Front row, L-R: Casey Weaver, Goodridge-Cribb, Orchid Paulmeier t Monthly President Anuska Frey chats with Concours d’Elegance Executive Director Carolyn Vanagel. In addition to raising money through drink specials and tips, the evening also offered up a bevy of goodies for auction. Below, Laura Morgan shows off one of the souvenir cups to Amy Lee Hamilton.

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Vanagel, Goodridge-Cribb, Terry Bergeron and survivor Kim Hall (profiled in our “Power of Pink” feature, starting on page 70) are all smiles.

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How sweet it is Wedding cakes get a modern new twist.

SHANTEL / GUYTON Bride-Adrienne Shantel Guyton and Nickeous Guyton, married July 14. Ceremony and reception at Fred Astaire Seaquins Ballroom in Bluffton. Photography by Willie J. Rice, www.wjricephotography.com.

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The wedding cake and dessert are buttercream. Round cakes, square cakes, cakes important details of the wedding that look as if they are toppling over, that simply cannot be forgotten. It isn’t just about having a slice of cake, and now cake pops are making their or eating dessert after a meal. These appearance at the dessert table. Red velvet cake with cream days, it has been elevated to a form cheese frosting, lemon of artistic exprescake with lemon butsion that anchors “If you are into tercream, pink chamthe overall theme citrus flavors, pagne cake filled with and style of the have a heart for raspberry mousse, and bride and groom. chocolate, a love hazelnut almond cake If you’ve tuned of cheesecake, or topped in chocolate into any of the even a throw-back ganache are just some countless cakeobsession for Rice of the most-requested based television Krispee treats, flavor combinations shows on now, there is a wedding (you may be drooling you’ll know that at this point. This is anything goes cake for you.” totally normal). If you when it comes are into citrus flavors, have a heart to wedding cakes and wedding for chocolate, a love of cheesecake, desserts. Traditional brides still opt or even a throw-back obsession for for the simplistic, elegant white Rice Krispee treats, there is a wedwedding cake, as a white cake is a ding cake for you. symbol of purity and thus a reflecNo matter the flavor, cake bakers tion of the bride. Nowadays, brides aren’t putting many stops into the have thrown the tradition aside to possibilities and combinations availbring a little more wow factor to able. Plus, the best part is, if you their guests. can’t decide on just one flavor, you Cakes are now presented in can have a different flavor in each all shapes, sizes, flavor combinawedding cake tier! tions and configurations. Pop Along with ranging in flavor and culture today and the simple cake’s size, wedding cakes can range in increased airtime have put a new price primarily based on the design, spin on century-old tradition. They difficulty, and pastry chef or bakery have given brides the pass to skip chosen. Couples can spend, on the ordinary and go for extraoraverage, between $3-10 per slice. dinary. Wedding cakes are truly Or, if you have a champagne taste works of art and are assembled and and budget (or happen to be a crafted by highly skilled, talented Kardashian), upwards of $15,000 cake artists. Cake artists can bring on the wedding cake. your wedding to life with ingrediCupcakes more your style? What ents such as marzipan, fondant, and

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SHOW OFF YOUR WEDDING ALBUM

To submit photos and announcements, email editor@hiltonheadmonthly.com with the subject line “Weddings.”

And if you attend the Hilton Head Bridal Show, Feb. 10, you can enter your name to win a two-page spread devoted to your big day.

What about a dessert bar? Candy stations, ice cream sundae bars, gelato carts, s’mores bars, and assorted pie selections are still hot trends in the wedding dessert category. The couple can still incorporate the cake cutting tradition into their reception by choosing a smaller cake or single tier within the other desserts. At the end of the night, don’t let the last bite be your final memory. If you decided on saving the top tier to eat on your

first anniversary, think about wrapping it after it has been chilled so the icing hardens and doesn’t stick to the plastic wrap. It won’t necessarily be as fresh as on your wedding night, but it will be a nice memory of your sweet beginning! Columnist Leah McCarthy is owner of Weddings with Leah, Downtown Catering + Events, and host of a monthly wedding planning radio show on Blog Talk Radio.

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Continued from page 45 If the runway is expanded to 5,400 feet, it would mean the airport would have to expand beyond its current property. That would mean rerouting Beach City Road and tearing down the building that houses Deep Well, a longtime island charity. “We are interested in safety and we are interested in being a good neighbor,” said Ed Tiscornia, who sits on the Palmetto Hall board and Airport Committee. “We are pro-airport and pro-commercial service. But to expand the airport beyond Beach City Road Ed Tiscornia, for a specific and powerful group Palmetto Hall of people is just not right.”

“We are interested in safety and we are interested in being a good neighbor. We are pro-airport and pro-commercial service. But to expand the airport beyond Beach City Road for a specific and powerful group of people is just not right.”

EXTENDING THE RUNWAY Proponents say the extension to 5,400 feet is needed in order to keep commercial air service at the airport. Delta Air Lines cut service at the airport in 2010, and US Airways is the only commercial carrier left there. Proponents say that’s because planes like the Saab 340 turboprops Delta was flying in and out of Hilton Head Airport are being retired by airlines and therefore the runway needs to be extended to accommodate regional jets. 40

However, Jim Webb, who is on Palmetto Hall’s Airport Committee, points to a July 2012 Wall Street Journal story that says, “Thanks largely to higher fuel prices, ATR and Bombardier, Inc., which dominate the market for larger turboprop aircraft, have seen their orders swell. Props have outsold regional jets by two-to-one over the past five years in the global market for planes with between 50 and 90 seats. “For the carriers and aircraft leasing companies purchasing the planes, the reasoning is simple: At elevated oil prices, a 70-seat turboprop costs about as much to operate as a 50-seat jet.” Webb also said that the lone airline at the airport, US Airways Express, which flies Dash 8s in and out of the airport, does not expect to take the Dash 8 out of service for a number of years. Bombardier, the manufacturer of the Dash 8, also has plans to extend the life of the planes. So, who benefits most from a runway extension? Many Palmetto Hall residents say the few wealthy people who own their own small jets are driving the extension issue. The problem for them, says Webb, is they can’t take off on the 4,300foot runway with full fuel capacity, forcing them to stop at other airports to fill up. With a 5,400-footlength runway, that would not be an issue. “We’re not against extending the runway to 5,000 feet,” he said. “We understand that US Air, our only commercial carrier, can’t carry a full load with the current runway length and that impacts their business. But 5,400 feet changes the game.”

THE COST OF EXPANSION The Federal Aviation Administration is paying for the bulk – about 93 percent – of the cost of the runway expansion. However, local residents say, when you take into account that the cost is estimated at $53 million, it means local and state taxpayers will have to pony up about $3.7 million. That’s not including any price increases along the way. “We can’t support our libraries, our schools, our teachers,” said Tiscoria. “So why build an airport that would serve a few wealthy people? “Another thing that grinds the heck out of me is there’s now a $4.50 cost added to airline tickets to help pay for this. They’re making the commercial ticket less competitive.” The broader picture is what grinds the heck out of Palmetto Hall resident Johnson. “Hilton Head is a community of fiscal conservatives. When people think it’s OK because the FAA is paying for it, I want to ask them, ‘Where do you think the FAA gets its money?’ And, who is going to pay for the long-term ongoing costs and maintenance? I’m really disappointed in people who talk about conservatism and small government, but have no problem taking millions from the FAA.”

NOISE ISSUES Separate from the runway expansion, some area residents are upset that thousands of trees designated by the FAA as causing safety concerns for airplanes were clear-cut rather than trimmed as expected. The residents say the loss of those trees has resulted in increased noise

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levels in Palmetto Hall. “We all knew when we moved in here that we are close to the airport,” said Palmetto Hall resident Chris Lane. “We want to be good neighbors, but instead of trimming trees to meet FAA standards, they clear-cut them. We could always hear the turbo props, but now they are really loud. We know the runway being 5,000 feet is a done deal. And this isn’t about property values for me. It’s about quality of life. “And if they do end up going to 5,400 feet, then Deep Well gets torn down, which is another sound barrier gone.” Johnson said, “Everything is much louder and now we can hear the planes inside the house and there’s a really significant smell of jet fuel. I can also see into the airport property. I was really shocked when I saw that they clear-cut the trees. Trimming and cutting are two different things.” Residents are hoping the county will install sound-reducing walls like the ones on the Cross Island Expressway or do some considerable replanting. The county was considering its options at press time, but the Town Council and Mayor Drew Laughlin have been responsive to the residents’ concerns regarding noise levels, said Johnson.

THE LAWSUIT In the meantime, the Palmetto Hall POA and St. James Baptist Church have filed a lawsuit appeal-

ing a decision by the town’s Design Review Board. The POA claims that the Design Review Board’s minutes show that the county withdrew its recommended replanting plan and failed to file a new plan in violation of town code. However, county staff attorney Josh Gruber has said the minutes are incorrect and a tape of the meeting will show that to be the case. Hilton Head Town Manager Steve Riley said in a story in the August issue of Monthly that until the appeal filed by the POA is settled, replanting cannot get under way. Either way, the lawsuit is a stalling tactic. “We want to slow down the process and protect the rights of Palmetto Hall, Port Royal and the church,” said Lane. “Folks in Beaufort are making decisions for us and that’s not right.” The county is moving too quickly on airport issues, said Webb, who added that the Palmetto Hall POA will conduct a noise study and consult an arborist on the tree and replanting issue. Overall, he said, “we don’t want to come across as whiners, and we know communities go through changes, and the town has heard us. But the Beaufort County Council is not listening, and they continue to deny and ignore the new evidence and move forward. We should not be marginalized.”

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? Head to our website, www.hiltonheadmonthly.com, to share your views on this story and on the Hilton Head Island Airport.

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MONEY REPORT / STEVEN WEBER

The name’s bond. Municipal bond. For your eyes only: The secret to tax-free income.

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s investors contend with low yields and the possibility of higher taxes, investments that are tax-free have particular appeal. Despite some recent high-profile defaults, municipal bonds have an exemplary track record of safety, and bonds issued within the state of South Carolina offer returns that are free from both federal and state taxes. Let’s look at some basic background on these investments, as well as a few tips on getting started. The state of South Carolina, as well as our cities, counties, and improvement and utility districts, all issue bonds to finance operations, capital expenditures, and development. These bonds have a stated interest rate and a promise of repayment at a specific time in the future, known as the maturity date. The safety of these bonds, both investment income and principal, is determined by the source of the funds designated for repayment. The two major categories of Municipal bonds are general obligation, or G.O. bonds, and revenue bonds. General obligation bonds are backed by the taxing power of the issuer, which could mean income taxes, in the case of state of South Carolina, or property taxes, for bonds issued by a county. Revenue bonds, on the other hand, are backed by revenue from the particular project for which the bonds are issued. For example, bonds issued to pay for the Cross Island Expressway would be backed and repaid by toll revenue from drivers who use the expressway.

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RATINGS AND SAFETY Two rating agencies, Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, do most of the rating of municipal bonds, and perform credit analysis, income projections, and provide investors with a letter grade that gives some framework for evaluating the safety and security of a bond. Bond issuers can pay to have their bonds rated, which can make them easier to sell to investors unfamiliar with a particular project or municipality. Standard & Poor’s ratings for municipal bonds range from the highest, AAA, meaning an “extremely strong capacity to meet financial commitments,” through AA, A, BBB, all the way down to D, signifying a bond in default. In the past, bond issuers with sufficient credit could also purchase insurance from private bond insurers. These insurers would guarantee the repayment of principal and interest using their credit rating; accordingly, most insured bonds would be given AAA rating. However, in the turmoil of the 2008 recession almost all bond insurers lost some of their sterling credit standing; as a result, the bonds they insured reverted to their underlying ratings.

CALCULATING THE TAXABLE EQUIVALENT YIELD In order to determine if a tax-free bond makes sense for you, you will need to compare it with a taxable investment. Let’s take as an example a AA rated General Obligation unlimited tax revenue bond issued by Charleston County, maturing in 12 years, paying interest twice

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a year, which has a yield of 2.24 percent. You are in a combined federal and state tax bracket of 30 percent. First, subtract your tax rate expressed as a percentage (.30) from 1. So, 1.00-.30=.70. Then, divide the yield on the bond (2.24 percent) by .70 to determine the taxable equivalent yield, which is 3.2 percent. You would have to get a 3.2 percent rate of return on a taxable investment to equal the after-tax return on your 2.24 percent tax-free bond.

PAR VALUE, CALLS, AND PRICES Par value, and in most cases maturity and face value, of a municipal bond is $1,000. Municipal bond prices are not stated as a dollar price, but as a percentage of par value. A price of 98 would signify 98 percent of $1,000

of par value, or a dollar price of $980. A price of 113 would signify 113 percent of par, or a dollar price of $1,130. Par, or 100, would mean a price of $1,000 per bond. Bonds priced above par are known as premium bonds; bonds priced below par are called discount bonds. Some bonds are callable, meaning that the issuer can redeem the bond early, at par value, or a price slightly above par. If the bond is purchased at a discount or at par, you should evaluate the bond for its “yield to maturity.” If the bond is purchased at a premium and can be called, the relevant figure is the “yield to call,” typically lower than the yield to maturity.

HOW TO GET STARTED Most bonds are generally held in a brokerage account, so if you don’t already have an account you’ll need

to set one up. A good discount or full-service broker will typically have an inventory of South Carolina bonds, and an advisor can assist you in identifying a bond with a rating and maturity that fit your requirements. Sometimes the original offering statement and credit report of the bond is available; if so, you can ask for a copy to review. Municipal bonds are most frequently sold in increments of $5,000; many bond professionals, though, recommend a mutual fund if you are not able to purchase at least $25,000 per issue. Your bond will be priced on each monthly brokerage statement, which can give you an indication of the current selling price, should you want to sell before maturity. In South Carolina, the Santee Cooper Electric Cooperative offers bonds from time to time directly

to the general public through a subscription, and these bonds are available in smaller increments, called mini-bonds. Interest rates on their next bond series will be announced Oct. 1, 2012, and you can subscribe to these bonds from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, 2012. Additional information is available from their website www.santeecooper.com, under FAQs. Steven Weber is the senior investment advisor for The Bedminster Group, a Registered Investment Advisor providing portfolio 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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SHARE YOUR GOOD NEWS To submit briefs, personnel updates and announcements, email editor@hiltonheadmonthly.com with the subject line “On The Move.”

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Ashley Richard has joined Keller Williams Realty as director of agent services. Richard was formerly an administrative assistant and marketing coordinator for partners in real estate in Alexandria, Va. Rita Cymbalista has also joined Keller Williams Realty. An ABR, GRI and SRES accredited agent, Cymbalista earned her broker’s license in December 2011. BB&T-Carswell Insurance Services has named Jennifer Riedel to its commercial lines staff as a commercial account executive. Riedel brings more than 10 years of experience as a commercial insurance professional locally and over 20 years in the industry.

Palmetto Sands announces a new marketing manager, Lisa KunkleMeyers. Kunkle-Meyers comes to Palmetto Sands with over 15 years of sales and marketing experience. She will be managing all social, print, and digital marketing efforts for Palmetto Sands. Originally from Pennsylvania, she resides in Bluffton with her husband, Glen. Kathleen Chewning, who was

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a summer associate for McNair Law Firm, P.A. in 2008 and 2009, has returned as an associate in McNair’s Beaufort County Unit with offices in Hilton Head Island and Bluffton. Prior to joining McNair, Chewning served as law clerk for John Cannon Few, chief judge for the South Carolina Court of Appeals.

THREE NEW AT HILTON HEAD HOSPITAL Hilton Head Hospital has welcomed Dr. Douglas Scott, a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic and minimally invasive treatments for shoulders and knees, to its active medical staff. A native of South Carolina, Scott earned an undergraduate degree from Clemson University and attended medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina. Hilton Head Hospital also welcomes Dr. Kara L. Kennedy, Scott pediatrician, to its active medical staff. Kennedy received her doctor of osteopathic medicine from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Hilton Head Hospital Breast Health Center welcomes Kari Mau, Kennedy DNP, WHNP-BC, RNFA, nurse practitioner board certified in women’s health. Mau will oversee the Breast Health Center’s high-risk program, caring for patients who have a strong family history or at an increased risk of breast cancer. In addition, she will care for patients Mau who have had cancer and are survivors of the disease through the center’s survivorship program. Mau received her doctorate of nursing degree and master’s of science in nursing from Arizona State University. Mau enjoyed clinical practice as a women’s nurse practitioner in both inpatient and outpatient settings including maternal-fetal medicine, inpatient high-risk obstetrics, and care of women across the lifespan.

director. She will be responsible for the overall operations of the foundation. Dr. H. Tim Pearce has been named medical director of Beaufort Memorial’s outpatient Wound Care Center. He succeeds Dr. Gordon Krueger, who recently retired from his surgical practice.  As medical director, Pearce oversees the care given at the center and consults with the physicians and staff providing the care.  He also coordinates activities of the center with Director Tammie Phillips, MBA, CHC. George W. Flathmann has joined

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Linda Piekut, volunteer and director of IT Services for the Heritage Library, has been appointed to fill the newly created position of executive

Lighthouse Realty. Flathmann began his career almost 40 years ago working for Sea Pines developing accounts receivables, later as a

regime manager for the company, and ultimately became a prominent Realtor selling property on both the island and the mainland. Magen Boyer has joined The

Alliance Group Realty located in the Fresh Market Shoppes on Hilton Head Island. Boyer is a 23-year Hilton Head Island resident with 15 years of real estate appraisal experience. Holly Lee Ganote, dental hygien-

ist, has joined Dr. Kevin Fader at Island Family Dental. Ganote has more than 11 years of hygiene experience, previously working with Dr. Charlie Buist and Dr. Bobby McBride.

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NEW HIRE AT HERITAGE Dr. Stacy Davidson, DVM, has joined the staff at Heritage Animal Hospital, Inc. Davidson has practiced veterinary medicine for eight years and recently relocated to the area to be closer to her family. Davidson

SERVPRO of Beaufort County announces its newest employee, Page Fraser, as director of public relations and marketing. Alison Rice-Berlin, a professional dog groomer, has joined the staff at Red Rover, Hilton Head Island’s newest dog “spaw,” doubling the spaw’s grooming capacity. RiceBerlin graduated from the North Jersey School of Dog Grooming, and had worked as a bather and groomer for the Orange County Vet Hospital since September 2011 before moving here.

Collins Group Realty has announced the addition of a new realtor to its Bluffton office. John Friday, a licensed Realtor with over 12 years real estate experience, joins the team as their fourth Bluffton specialist. Friday, a Moss Creek resident, will focus on helping mainland-based buyer and seller clients achieve their real estate goals. Lindsay Martin, RD, has joined

the staff at Hilton Head Health Institute. As a dietician and former program intern at Hilton Head Health, Martin will contribute to the H3@Home Wellness Coach program.

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NBSC, a division of Synovus Bank, has announced the appointment of Matthew Green to its local board of directors. Green is the development consultant for Buckwalter Place and owner of JCM Ventures, LLC. He is a graduate of Holy Cross College with a degree in economics and accounting. Active in the community, Green is a board member of Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, Bluffton Regional Business Council, Don Ryan Center for Innovation, and Young Life. AWARDS, APPOINTMENTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS John R. Thomas, RLA, AICP,

president of Sustainable Design Consultants, Inc. recently attended the two-day “2012 Low Impact Development Researcher Symposium” at the Grove Park Inn in Ashville, N.C. Kathleen Bateson, president and

CEO of the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, has been elected president for the South Carolina Arts Alliance. Presidency of the SCAA is the highest private sector arts position in the state. The SCAA is a statewide assembly of arts orga-

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nizations, administrators, businesses and educators that serves its constituency by providing leadership development and advocacy in South Carolina. Bateson has been with the arts center for over 14 years. Under her guidance, the nonprofit arts organization received the Governor’s 2006 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award for top arts organization in South Carolina. Cary S. Griffin and Michael L.M. Jordan of McNair Law Firm were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013. TidePointe, a Vi Community, recently received top honors at a company-wide leadership meeting. The community received the outstanding accomplishment award for resident satisfaction: second place. This award recognizes the top three Vi communities for having the highest percentage of resident satisfaction among independent living residents who took the company’s recent resident satisfaction survey. TidePointe had a score of 95 percent. Judy Almand has been appointed interim executive director of Port Royal Sound Foundation pending selection of a permanent executive director to be identified through a national search process to be overseen by Almand under the guidance of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Almand, who is Principal and Owner of Almand Consulting LLC, has been acting as a consultant to the foundation since December 2011, advising the board on strategy, governance, trustee orientation, and the formation of its capital campaign. Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head

has announced the Board of Directors for 2012-2013: Chairman, David Ekedahl, Vice Chairman, John Evans, Secretary, Andrea Painter Easler, Treasurer, Ryan Ott. Other directors are: John Alderman, Larry Bangs, Joseph Black, M.D., Stanton Bluestone, Keith Brownlie, C. Patrick Burns, M.D., Karen Cerrati, Jim Collett, Lisa Drakeman, Ph.D., Brain Fatzinger, Andrew Freed, Fred Hauser, Mary Ellen Imlay, Wilbur Payne, William October 2012

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DERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES WELCOMES HALL ABOARD

Rose, Carol Schembra, Andrew Schumacher, William Stevens, III, and Eric Turpin.

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The Island School Council for the Arts has named its board of direc-

tors for fiscal year 2012-2013. The executive board has named Patti Maurer as board president. Kerry Brink will serve as vice president. Board directors are Caren Calafati, Bev Chambers, Anne Feldman, April Gallagher, Andrea Gannon, Ashley Harrold-Hamilton, Gabriele Hoffmann, Diana Magnan, Marie Shiroma, Joan Stuckart and Veronica Tigges. Former President Mira Scott will serve a one-year term as board chairman. Advisory board members are Cynthia Bolton-Gary, Karen Cerratti, Judith Costello, Linda Eigenmann, Anuska Frey, Trish Heichel, and Linda Silver.

Dr. Carrie A.H. Hall, a board-certified dermatologist, has joined Dermatology Associates of the Lowcountry. Hall is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, The Women’s Dermatologic Society, and the Military Dermatology Society. She completed her dermatology residency with the Navy at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. after having served as an Undersea Medical Officer in Guam and the D.C. area, and completing an internship at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Va.

NOW OPEN Homeowners Mortgage Enterprises,

a wholly-owned subsidiary of CoastalStates Bank, and a full-service regional mortgage banking firm headquartered in Columbia, announces the opening of two Homeowners Reverse Mortgage Centers on Hilton Head Island. Reverse mortgage specialist Tom Singer is located at 5 Bow Circle. Call 843-341-9967. Reverse mortgage specialist Kim Rushing-Smith is located at 98 Main St. Call 843-689-7831.

DIAMOND RECEIVES BROKER-IN-CHARGE LICENSE Bob Diamond, president and broker In charge of Diamond Realty & Bateson

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Property Management, LLC recently completed 150 hours of advanced real estate principles and practices courses qualifying him to take the state examination to become a broker, which he passed in May, 2012. As broker-in-charge of Diamond Realty & Property Management, Diamond is actively engaged in the operation and management of the company. Diamond is a graduate of Duke University, has a master’s in business administration from Case Western Reserve’s Weatherhead School of Management and a master’s in French Literature from The University of Akron. His career background includes positions as Manager of Acquisitions for AGA Gas, Inc., Manager of Business Development for Linde Gas, Inc. and President of Glendale Welding Supply, Co. Prior to becoming President of Diamond Realty & Property Management, Diamond earned The National Association of REALTORS® short sales and foreclosure resource certification, plus property manager designation and broker license,

Kevin M. Camp has recently

established Camp Pool Builders, LLC. As a second-generation pool builder, his primary focus will be providing an enjoyable construction experience in a timely manner with an attention to detail. A Hilton Head resident since 2003, Camp has completed over 100 swimming pool projects with his past employer, Aqua Blue Pools. In addition to his time with Aqua Blue Pools, Camp served four years at Nix Construction Co. Inc. where he developed, estimated, and managed residential and multi-family improvement projects. He intends to implement his construction skills to create and maintain lasting relationships in our beautiful community. Grant G. McKinley, DDS, announces the opening of his new practice. He and his wife Debbie have lived on Hilton Head for several years. They have raised six children. McKinley practiced for 15 years in Michigan before moving to Hilton Head full time. Soon to be empty nesters, Grant and Debbie look forward to bringing that legacy of care to Hilton Head. McKinley’s offices are at 2 Park Lane, Suite 302. Call 843-842-7200 M

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND MOTORING FESTIVAL & CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE ORGANIZERS BRACE FOR LARGEST EVENT YET.

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here’s an artform to the automobile, and it’s reflected in every curve of highway that has been hugged and every concept car that has dropped jaws for more than 100 years. Whether it’s the hand-lacquered wood spokes and brass gas lamps of a classic, the glistening chrome and throaty howl of a muscle car, or the sleek lines and electronic genius of the latest European designs, there’s a brilliance to the automobile that exists in the sliver of venn diagram deliniating “art” and “science.” Or maybe we’re just overthinking it. Maybe, just maybe, cars are simply fun to look at, to be around, and to talk about. As evidence, we submit the thousands of people who visit the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance each year. A record 15,000 spectators came to last year’s event, and with advance ticket sales up 50 percent, event president Carolyn Vanagel projects as many as 17,000 when the historic auto, boat and motorcycle festival returns to the area Oct. 26 through Nov. 4. “I think our reputation is growing,” Vanagel said. “It is repeat visitors and word-of-mouth. Our location also helps. Quite a few exhibitors are saying they have decided to take a vacation around our event.” The festival was created 11 years ago as a small fundraiser for the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra. It has transformed into one of the top motoring events on the East Coast. First up is the Savannah Speed Classic (Oct. 26-28), three days of historic sports car racing and events in Savannah. The festival then moves to the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, located on the north end of Hilton Head Island, for the Motoring Midway (Nov. 3-4) and the Car Club Jamboree (Nov. 3). The grand finale is the Concours d’Elegance (Nov. 4), where more than 175 classic vehicles will compete for the “Best of Show” title under the spreading oaks and flowing Spanish moss at Honey Horn. Lothar Schuettler of Darnestown, Md., claimed the top prize last year with his 1937 BMW 328 Roadster. The People’s Choice award went to a 1936 Auburn 852 Boat Tail Speedster, owned by Bluffton residents Charles and Diana Mistele. The Misteles have been to numerous car shows over the years but prefer the one located just a few miles from their Belfair home. “I like it the most because of the volume of cars and the types of things you see,” Charles Mistele said. “No matter what your interest is, there is something for everyone. Everybody involved really puts their heart into it because they know this is something special. It just keeps getting bigger and better every year.” Along with the four main attractions, 28 related events are planned. There will be cooking demonstrations, art shows, special dinners, cocktail parties, road trips and more. “Refreshing our lineup has been very important,” Vanagel said. “We want to keep putting the message out there that there is something different every day. We just don’t have a single-day concours. We have a much broader attraction.” M October 2012

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND MOTORING FESTIVAL & CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE SCHEDULE ■ SAVANNAH SPEED CLASSIC

■ CAR CLUB JAMBOREE

WHAT: Drivers of historic sports cars conduct practice sessions Oct. 26 and compete against one another in historic races Oct. 27 and 28. The only restriction is vehicles can’t be used on a current racing series. For an additional fee, those in attendance can jump in a car with a professional driver and get up to racing speeds. Spectators can also drive cars at controlled speeds. An off-road course for SUVs will be available inside the historic track. There will also be a panel discussion with such notable racers as Hurley Haywood and Tom Milner. WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 26-28 WHERE: Grand Prize of America Track, Hutchinson Island (Ga.) PARKING: $5 per car, Grand Prize of America Track infield TICKETS: $15-$90 (Discounts available online through Oct. 15).

WHAT: More than 200 muscle cars, hot rods and European sports cars from clubs all over the United States will be on display. The jamboree focuses on historically significant cars from all decades. Vehicles shown last year will not be eligible to be displayed this year, ensuring a fresh lineup. Each year the jamboree features a European marque. This year it’s Great Britian. Expect to see several Jaguars, Austin-Healeys and MGs. WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Nov. 3 WHERE: The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, Hilton Head Island PARKING: $10 per car, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn; free remote parking at Hilton Head Island High School with a free shuttle to the event TICKETS: $30 (Discounts available online through Oct. 15).

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WHAT: Exhibits featuring a mix of motoring heritage and technology. The main exhibit will be “Life in the Service,” a display of vintage military vehicles. The annual motorcycle exhibit will also have a military theme. The Honored Marque is the Ford Model T. An exhibit is planned to showcase its complete history. There will also be a fresh display of historic boats. On Nov. 3, honorary chairman Bob Lutz will have a Q&A session on the “Road to the Future” stage. WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 3-4 WHERE: The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, Hilton Head Island PARKING: $10 per car, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn; free remote parking at Hilton Head Island High School with a free shuttle to the event TICKETS: Included with general admission to the Car Club Jamboree (Nov. 3) or Concours d’Elegance (Nov. 4)

WHAT: On the first Sunday each November, more than 175 classic vehicles compete for the “Best of Show” title at Honey Horn. Entries are allowed only once every three years, ensuring a fresh lineup of automobiles. Motorcycles will also be on display. Many judges consider it to be among the best in the country. Last year’s festival drew entries from 48 states. WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Nov. 4 WHERE: The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, Hilton Head Island PARKING: $10 per car, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn; free remote parking at Hilton Head Island High School with a free shuttle to the event TICKETS: $35 (Discounts available online through Oct. 15).

■ OTHER FESTIVAL EVENTS • CARscapes fine art exhibit; 5-7 p.m., Oct. 25; Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Hilton Head. More information: www.artleaguehhi.org. • Start Your Engines Happy Hour; 5:30-7:30 p.m., Oct. 25; Ruth Chris Steak House, Savannah. More information: 912-721-4800 • Stars of America racing panel discussion; 12:30 p.m., Oct. 27-28; Grand Prize of America Road Course, Hutchinson Island (Ga.). More information: www. hhimotoringfestival.com • Concours d’Elegance poster exhibition and champagne reception; 6-8 p.m., Oct. 31; Picture This Gallery, Hilton Head; $10. More information: www.picturethishiltonhead.com • Meet the Artist David Wendel automotive art exhibition; 5-8 p.m., Nov. 1; Karis Art Gallery, Hilton Head; free. More information: www.karisartgallery.com • Corks & Crew sunset cruise; 5-7 p.m., Nov. 1; Spirit of Harbour Town in Sea Pines, Hilton Head; $75. More information: 843-785-2662 • An Evening of Cars and Cigars; 6-9 p.m., Nov. 1; Carolina Cigars, Hilton Head; $20. More information: 843-681-8600

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• 4th annual Tribute to Ferrari wine dinner; 6:30-9-30 p.m., Nov. 1; Michael Anthony’s Cucina Italiana, Hilton Head. More information: 843-785-6272 • Legends of the Lowcountry Tribute to Johnny Mercer; 6-9 p.m., Nov. 1; Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, Hilton Head; $50. More information: 843686-4100 • Stars & Stripes Driving Tour; 8-a.m.-2:45 p.m., Nov. 2; The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton; $175. More information: 843-785-7469 • Driving Young America Chauffeur’s Society Reception; 6-8 p.m., Nov. 2; the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Hilton Head; $250. More information: 843785-7469 • The Complete History of America (abridged) performed by the Reduced Shakespeare Company; 8-10 p.m., Nov. 2; Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Hilton Head; $450. More information: 843-785-7469 • A Lowcountry Evening with Bob Lutz; 6:30-9 p.m., Nov. 3; Arthur Hills Golf Clubhouse, Hilton Head; $175. More information: 843-785-7469

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Q&A with honorary chairman and true ‘car guy,’ Bob Lutz. BY LANCE HANLIN

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he thumbprint of former auto executive Bob Lutz can be found on many significant vehicles, ranging from the strapping Dodge Viper down to the conservative Chevrolet Volt. His most-recent book, “Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: The Battle for the Soul of American Business” chronicles the challenges he faced after being coaxed out of retirement by General Motors in 2001. In Lutz’s eyes, there are two types inside the industry — the car guys, responsible for the iconic brands of the past and visionaries of the future; then the spreadsheet-loving bean counters that led to the industry’s dramatic decline. Lutz, now 80, has always considered himself a car guy. That’s what makes him a strong honorary chairman for the 11th annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance. Lutz will attend the Hilton Head Island portions of the event, set for Nov. 3-4 at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. Along with public Q&A sessions during the main attractions, he will host an exclusive dinner on Nov. 3 and serve as a guest judge on Nov. 4. Lutz took a few moments to speak with Hilton Head Monthly about the upcoming Motoring Festival, the boring future of automobiles and why Stephen Colbert recently challenged him to a push-up contest.

HILTON HEAD MONTHLY: How do you feel about being selected as honorary chairman? BOB LUTZ: I’m obviously honored and it’s something I’m looking forward to. I am interested in the automobile as an artistic and historic artifact. HHM: You are known as a collector of classic automobiles. How large is your collection? BL: It’s not huge and it’s not hugely valuable. It’s mostly cars that I always admired when I was younger. I don’t care whether they have huge investor value or not. I have about 14 total. HHM: Which is your favorite? BL: I guess it would be my father’s original 1952 Aston Martin DB2. He took delivery of it when it was new. 54

HHM: I understand you will be showing a car from your collection during Sunday’s event. What are you bringing? BL: It’s another car I like very much – a very rare and little-known vehicle called a Monteverdi 275 High Speed. It’s an Italian name but Peter Monteverdi was Swiss. He built a limited number of very exciting-looking, Italian-bodied coupes and convertibles. At the time they were competitors to Ferrari but he used American engines. HHM: What makes you so passionate about automotive history? BL: I think the automobile is the most significant human artifact of the last several hundred years. It’s an incredibly complex mechanism that enables freedom and extends the capabilities of the human body. It also has great psychological significance if you look at the importance that people attach to automotive brands.

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HHM: You’ve played a large role in automotive history. In your view, what does the future hold? BL: In the next 20 to 30 years, it is all going to purely electrically driven autonomous cars where the driver has no involvement, other than punching in the destination and then sitting back and relaxing. It will all be GPS-guided and computer controlled with automatic separation and automatic braking. It’s not going to be a whole lot of fun. What’s going to happen to the car is the same thing that happened to the horse. HHM: The auto industry has gone through several highs and lows. What made you want to write your latest book, Car Guys vs. Bean Counters? BL: I enjoy communicating. When I achieve certain insight or believe I have learned something, I have this tremendous desire to pass it on.

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HHM: How has it been received? BL: It’s done very well. By the measure of most business books, the publishers consider it to be a smash hit. In fact, it was on the New York Times Business Best Seller list for a number of weeks. HHM: I know Stephen Colbert had you on the Colbert Report recently to promote the book. How in the world did that interview end with a push-up contest? BL: I always fought to achieve intellectual respectability. I’m now better known for my ability to do 40 pushups than I am for any intellectual contribution I might have made. That’s somewhat disappointing. The way it happened was there had been a segment on the show about a 75-year-old German woman who still competes in gymnastics. When he had me on he asked how old I was. I told him I was 80 and he said, “You saw that clip about the German

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FEATURE | concours woman who still competes in gymnastics. What do you do?” I told him I go to the gym, I work out, I watch my eating and I try to do 40 push-ups every day. It was spontaneous and unrehearsed. We both got down on the floor and started to do push-ups together. HHM: You are 32 years his senior and still won, by a whole lot. What did he say after the cameras were off? BL: His persona off-camera is entirely different than on-camera. He enjoyed it. He said it was fun. HHM: All those types of guys, the Bill Mahers of the world, love to have you on their programs. Why do you think that is? BL: A lot of those shows like to have the token conservative. Usually most of the guests, especially on Bill Maher, you look at the panel and find out you’re the only one that isn’t a rabid left-wing Democrat. You get a lot of negative energy focused on you, which I thrive on. I think the other thing is I’m sort of a paradox in that I’m an 80-year-old that thinks young. I communicate well and I don’t hold back with my opinions or my ideas. I’m also reasonably fast on my feet and sometimes say outrageous things. All of that makes for good television. HHM: Back to the Concours, what are you looking forward to the most? BL: I’m really looking forward to seeing some cars that don’t do the big national circuit all the time. I’ve been a chief judge at Meadow Brook for a number of years and was also an honorary judge at Pebble Beach for 10 or 12 years. After a while, the same cars crop up like old friends. The whole element of positive surprise and shock is missing. I’m hoping there will be some local cars in Hilton Head that I’ve never seen before. HHM: If somebody challenges you to an impromptu push-up contest, are you game?

“In the next 20 to 30 years, it is all going to purely electrically driven autonomous cars where the driver has no involvement, other than punching in the destination and then sitting back and relaxing.”

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ryan Puffinburger’s 1972 Stingray doesn’t transform into a long-haul truck or morph into an intergalactic robot. He named his ride “Optimus Prime” for its ability to transform noise into motion. Bill Hughes’ 1957 Chevy Belair earned the name “Marilyn” because “she’s as curvy as Monroe.” Laurie Towler drives a 1968 Pontiac Firebird called “The Possum.” The name honors an opossum she nailed the day she bought the car (thankfully, it’s not called “Elderly Woman in Wheelchair”). Puffinburger, Hughes and Towler are all members of the South Carolina Muscle Car Society, a Bluffton/Hilton Head Island-based club made up of 75 gearheads, car aficionados, drag racers and former moonshine runners.

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Joining the club is simple: 1) You must own a muscle car. 2) You must use said muscle car for its intended purpose. Drive it to work. Take it to the grocery store. Use your car like it’s … a car. “There are no politics, there are no dues or anything like that,” said club president Brett Cadman, who drives “Jezebel,” a 1973 Mustang Q-Code Convertible. “It’s just getting these awesome cars together and driving them on the road. We’ve got drivers from 17 years old to 70 years old. All these demographics just come together because they love classic American muscle.” The SCMCS tries to host two “glorified beer-runs” each month, giving drivers an excuse to congregate and show off their horsepower. “When you get passed by 50 muscle cars, it’s pretty epic,” Cadman said. Last year the club decided to cruise up to Honey Horn for the Car Club Jamboree portion of the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance. Thirteen regional clubs from Jacksonville to Myrtle Beach put their entries on trailers and shipped them to Hilton Head for the competition. Cadman and nine other SCMCS members simply drove their entries to the event. SCMCS member Rob Iulo won the top individual “Best of Show” prize with his 830-horsepower 1932 Ford Sedan Custom Hot Rod named “The Reaper.” Towler’s Firebird 400 (The Possum) earned a Top 25 Crescent Award. The SCMCS also won the top club prize, picking up the coveted “Spirit of the Jamboree” award. “We showed the representation of the driver and we won with that,” Cadman said. “We had a couple of guys do some victory donuts in the grass and the judges were just going crazy. They are around all these rare cars that are never going to turn over. Our guys did a little bit of an exhibition for them and I think they appreciated that.” The SCMCS will return to this year’s motoring festival with 10 new rides. Due to event rules, the same car can’t be shown in back-to-back years. Cadman is sure spectators won’t be disappointed with his club’s 2012 entries. “I think we’re a throwback to the roots of why people like cars in the first place,” Cadman said. “Once you get up to that ‘collector status’ where you are looking at the market of your car rather than just getting the car you want, I think you tend to forget why you originally wanted a car to begin with.”

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New Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance award honor longtime exhibitors. BY LANCE HANLIN

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everal exhibitors have supported the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance from its humble beginnings. To show its appreciation, the Motoring Festival Selection Committee is introducing the Honored Collector award at the 11th annual event, set for Oct. 26-Nov. 4 in Savannah and Hilton Head Island. The recipients of the inaugural award are Milli and Frank Ricciardelli of Monmouth Beach, N.J. “It’s quite an honor to be selected,” Frank Ricciardelli said. “We’re looking forward to returning.” The Ricciardellis were selected based on their loyalty, their passion for the hobby and their consistency in bringing high-quality vehicles to the festival year after year. In 2009, their 1933 Rolls-Royce Coupe earned “Best in Show” honors. “They have a collection of very interesting cars and they’re always well done,” said Paul Doerring, one of the founders of the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance. “They’ve won several awards here. They’re just congenial people.” 62

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The Ricciardellis have a collection of 40 vehicles. To celebrate the Honored Collector award, they are bringing the following four for display in the Motoring Midway: ABOUT THE CAR: While there is no documentation to prove it, the original owner of this classic is rumored to be Husain Bey, the former king of Tunisia. It has won numerous awards, including Best in Class at the 2005 Concours d’Elegance.

■ 1926 HISPANO-SUIZA CABRIOLET H6B

ABOUT THE CAR: One of just 105 built, this model was the first V16 powered car to reach production status in the United States. The 100-point automobile has earned numerous trophies, including a national award from the Antique Automobile Club of America.

■ 1930 CADILLAC V16 CONVERTIBLE

ABOUT THE CAR: The owner of the New York Times purchased this classic as a birthday present for his son’s 20th birthday back in 1936. It is one of the Concours d’Elegance’s most popular entries, winning Best in Class and the People’s Choice award in 2004.

■ 1935 DUESENBERG J-DUAL PHAETON

ABOUT THE CAR: This one-of-akind Jag was part of the noted collection of Jerry and Kathy Nell. The Ricciardellis purchased the vehicle last year and recently earned the Most Elegant Jaguar award at the Amelia Island Concours. It will compete in this year’s concours.

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E’LL START WITH THE OBVIOUS: JANE SEYMOUR IS AS CHARMING AND REGAL OVER THE PHONE AS SHE IS IN TELEVISION AND FILMS. BY BARRY KAUFMAN

At the 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards

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And even if (hypothetically speaking of course) you’ve nursed a crush on her since “Dr. Quinn,” you’ll find that she is disarmingly down-to-earth and easy to talk to. We were fortunate enough to speak with Miss Seymour in advance of her upcoming appearances at Karis Art Gallery in the Village at Wexford — including Hilton Head Monthly’s VIP Reception to benefit the American Cancer Society — about her acting career, her art career, and the career she’s made out of just being… Jane. Far from just an actress, Jane Seymour’s talent has spilled over the confines of the screen into nearly every field imaginable. And no matter how many avenues her passion takes her down, the vehicle by which she gets there is always the same: Her art. There is, of course, the Open Heart jewelry collection, but that’s just one way her inner artist has expressed itself. Her paintings have also successfully translated into furniture, home accessories, botanicals, and fashion. And it all springs from her canvas. “More often than not I’ll create the inspiration, and do the original sample,” she said. “Literally every single day I get up to go to the studio and something comes.”

That inspiration then transforms in surprising ways, be it a watercolor that inspires an upholstery pattern, a pastel that becomes a silk flower arrangement, or — yes — an abstract form that shapes a jewelry line. This multitude of talents may come as a surprise for those who only know Seymour from her roles in “Live and Let Die,” “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,” “Wedding Crashers,” or the many television miniseries that earned her the moniker “The Queen of the Miniseries.” But for Seymour, this yearning for deeper expression actually came first. “All of this predates the acting,” she said. “I used to find houses that were just hideous and turn them around. And I had my own clothing company at 15, designing clothes and selling them. I took those things I’d always done and now I’m doing it with major companies, which is exciting.” And when she wasn’t stretching her artistic legs in her youth, she was stretching her literal legs, learning ballet at the Arts Educational Trust for dance. When an injury sidelined her dancing career (temporarily, as Dancing with the Stars fans will attest) the acting bug bit and before long the world was introduced to Jane Seymour. TV roles turned into movie roles, and this versatile actress his since proved adept at both.

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“I have a special feeling for ‘Somewhere in Time,’” she said when asked which roles were her favorites. “It was just the beautiful, small unique little love story.” “Somewhere in Time,” the romantic time-travel film co-starring Christopher Reeve, turned out to be one of those movies that inspired an intense fan following, including the formation of the “International Network of Somewhere in Time Enthusiasts” in 1990. However, when it comes to intense fan bases, one notch on Seymour’s resume stands out. “What I loved about Dr. Quinn was the values,” Seymour said. “The stories, the writing, it was just exceptionally well done. It was a uniquely American story, but it was universally loved by so many different cultures.” These days, Seymour can be seen in special guest appearance roles on shows like “Castle” and “Franklin and Bash,” where she routinely steals the show. And while the Queen of the Miniseries could now possibly wear a dual crown as the Queen of the Guest spot, that’s not saying she’s abandoned the big screen. She is especially proud of the work she’s doing now, including an independent film called Lake Effects. “I’m so proud of the movie… not only because I’m proud of the work, but because I was thrilled to be part of this project because of the Smith Mountain Lake community and how they rallied to make this little film and gave of themselves to make sure this production was a success.” 66

And somehow, between film shoots (“I just finished a film in L.A., and I’ll be in Winnipeg in October, then later in October I’ll be in New Mexico”) she still finds time to not only paint, but to tour the country sharing her art. Oh, and her books, like the children’s book she and her husband James Keach recently released, “This One ‘n That One.” And fundraising for various charities, including her own Open Hearts Foundation, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and Childhelp, and many, many more. “Decade after decade, as a Childhelp Celebrity Ambassador, Jane has donated countless hours of time, travel and talent to children recovering from abuse and neglect,” said Childhelp founders Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson via email. “While she hasn’t changed a bit in all the years we have known her, the little lives she has impacted forever have been infinitely changed for the better. Jane Seymour proves that being born gorgeous is a gift of genetics, but remaining timelessly stunning is a gift God grants us for continuous kindness.” And while the lovely Jane Seymour is all of these things, an iconic actress, a selfless philanthropist and the subject of a (again, hypothetical) Dr. Quinn-related crush, what brings her to our fair island this month is her art. So swing by Karis Art Gallery during her showing all month, or stop by and meet her during one of her appearances. M

HILTON HEAD MONTHLY’S VIP RECEPTION Monthly proudly presents an intimate evening with Jane Seymour to benefit the American Cancer Society Oct. 25 at Karis Art Gallery in the Village at Wexford. Cocktails will be served from 7-8 p.m., with dinner at 8 p.m. A $2,500 per person advance minimum purchase will be applicable toward art acquisition, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. Jane Seymour will also appear from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 26 at Karis Art Gallery.

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DO WE HAVE YOU

Good. Now you can help us

The Power of I

BY BARRY KAUFMAN

T’S EASY TO GET CAUGHT UP IN THE OVER SATURATION OF PINK THAT SOAKS THE MONTH OF OCTOBER, RUNNING THROUGH ALL 31 DAYS LIKE A PEPTO-TINTED FLOOD.

In every NFL game, players sprint up the gridiron in specially designed pink Nikes and catch deep passes in pink gloves. Every publication (including, guilty as charged, Monthly) goes “pink” in the name of awareness. And across the country, breast cancer awareness events give people an excuse to carry around oversized novelty plush boobs. Some might say all of this levity detracts “... maybe we dress from the seriousness of the message. That an evil as powerful as breast cancer should Breast Cancer Awareness Month be fought with stoicism and a stiff upper lip. But here’s the thing; maybe we dress up in pink parades Breast Cancer Awareness Month up in and bumper pink parades and bumper stickers with the word “TaTas” on them because the stickers with the thing itself, the actual demon we’re trying word “TaTas” on to defeat, is just too terrifying. Maybe the them because the fear of what this disease can do is just too thing itself... is just deep, the sting of those lost still so fresh, too terrifying.” that we can’t look it in the eye. So we just paint everything pink and try not to look too closely. Because underneath all the pink is breast cancer. And breast cancer is a horrific, remorseless murderer of mothers, daughters, wives and friends. We grieve for those we’ve lost. We stand strong with those still fighting. And we do so in pink, hoping to at 68

least raise some awareness of the brutality of this cancer. It’s all we can do; we leave the bravery to those women in the fight, and those advancing the technology that can save lives. And in that technology, we see another way that looking closer changes the picture. Except in this case, it’s for the better. After all, how many times have you heard about the latest advancement in treatment of this cancer, or a new center opened up to help early detection of that cancer? Probably a lot. Especially in an area like the Lowcountry, where healthcare is such a vital industry But do you think twice about these advancements? Probably not. But you should. Because if you look closer you’ll see another stark truth: every one of these advancements has saved someone’s life. Every new machine, new breast health center, every accreditation that blurs past you in the business section, has given some child back his mother. Some husband back his wife. Some parents back their daughter. Every one of them. This month, even as we slather ourselves in pink in the name of awareness, we take an opportunity to not only look the horrors of breast cancer in the eye, but also introduce three women who stood tall, found local experts to help them out, and lived to tell about it.

THAT’S THE POWER OF PINK.

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ROCKIN’ THE PINK BREAST CANCER WALK REGISTRATION CONTINUES The Bluffton Firefighter’s Auxiliary is hosting the third annual breast cancer walk in the Lowcountry on Oct. 13 in Bluffton. The three-mile walk will begin and end at Red Cedar Elementary School (off Red Cedar Street), winding through Hidden Lakes and along the Bluffton Parkway. The walk proceeds will benefit the Lowcountry Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure ® as well as The Women’s Imaging Center at Beaufort Memorial Hospital in Beaufort. Michelle Temple, fund manager for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Lowcountry Affiliate had this to say about the walk: “We are so excited to have the Bluffton Firefighter’s Auxiliary doing the Lowcountry Rockin’ the Pink Walk to benefit us. They are fulfilling Komen’s Promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever. They are doing this by educating their community about breast cancer and raising funds to save lives within their community, and that is a powerful thing.” You can help them exceed their goal by visiting www.blufftonfd.com/auxiliary to register online or download the registration form to mail in. Walk registration is $15 and 2012 walk T-shirts are an additional $10 and can be purchased in several different sizes. If you’re not able to walk, but would like to make a donation to the walk, that can be done through www.blufftonfd.com/ auxiliary or at any SCB&T branch to the “Lowcountry Rockin’ the Pink Breast Cancer Walk” account. Those interested in volunteering, can contact Lynn Wiltse at the Bluffton Township Fire District at 843-548-4344. In addition to the walk on Oct. 13, there will be a silent auction of donated items from the local community and surrounding area. If your business would like to make a donation for the auction, the items can be mailed or dropped off at Bluffton Township Fire District located at 357 Fording Island Road.

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HE COULD PUT A CHECK MARK IN ALL THE RIGHT BOXES. EAT RIGHT…CHECK. EXERCISE REGULARLY…CHECK. ANNUAL MEDICAL VISITS… CHECK. A STRONG SUPPORT NETWORK OF FAMILY AND GREAT FRIENDS… CHECK.

Close to home

EDITOR’S NOTE: We present Goodridge-Cribb’s story here not to self-aggrandize or diminish anyone else’s struggle, but rather to underscore that every once in a while our coverage hits close to home. We’ve traditionally spent some space in October discussing breast cancer, but this past year the realities of this disease have stared our entire staff in the face every day. Relatively speaking, Goodridge-Cribb was very lucky to have caught her cancer so early and recover so quickly. In that spirit, we salute the women on the following pages who stepped closer to the edge, fought their way back, and can now face a new day with a smile. 70

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She seemingly did all the right things and yet was diagnosed with DCIS. Now six surgeries and one year later, Lori Goodridge-Cribb is thrilled to be cancer-free, but the question still lingers for Goodridge-Cribb and others: how do you do all the right things and still get cancer? By her own admission, last year’s journey brought fewer smiles and more than its share of tears, doubt, fear, hard decisions and waiting rooms. There’s a reason they call mammograms a life-saving tool. Because they are. It was a regular mammogram that caught Goodridge-Cribb’s cancer early. Her test results came back abnormal and an enhanced mammogram was scheduled. Goodridge-Cribb called her nephew, a radiologist, for advice. Following her first abnormal mammogram, “the worrying began.” After an enhanced mammogram, when results still weren’t conclusive, it was biopsy time. The words of her breast surgeon rang loudly in her head urging her to remember that “only 20 percent are bad and 80 percent are good,” in terms of biopsy results. Not bad odds unless you’re the one in the hospital gown waiting and wondering. In a world of instant gratification when you can get your dry-cleaning done in a day and a whiter smile in one office visit, there is no instant gratification in cancer. It’s an unfair waiting

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“I feel like I can be a voice for others. I also realize that you can’t control it all even with the best of intentions.” game and Goodridge-Cribb waited an agonizing four days for her biopsy results. The wondering was over with a phone call received in her New Orleans Road office. “The results are DCIS,” said her OB/ GYN rather matter-of-factly. It was an odd and somewhat cold choice of wording to deliver her results. She didn’t know what DCIS meant, but she felt it was time to find a new physician, one that might be able to go through this journey with her in a more caring way. She found one in Dr. Virginia Herrmann, who heads up Hilton Head Hospital’s Breast Health Center, affiliated with the Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC in Charleston. Goodridge-Cribb remembers being comforted by Herrmann’s first sentence: “Let me tell you what you have,” she said. She went on to explain that she had caught her cancer early and that her prognosis was good. Her recommendation was a lumpectomy followed by radiation and the powerful drug Tomoxifin to help prevent recurrence. Her initial surgery went well, or so they thought. But after closer study, surgeons weren’t convinced they had it all and felt the need to go back in for more. Treatment decisions are incredibly personal. Goodridge-Cribb knew that while the recommended course of treatment would more than likely bring the results she desired, it wouldn’t deal with the aesthetic issues or the creeping dread that would plague her if she went in this direction. She knew that she would always wonder “Is it coming back?” “Did they get it all?” Worry is the partner to cancer that many people don’t consider, and it becomes a big part of diagnosis and treatment. With her physician’s input, she decided to put an end to as much of the wondering and worry as possible and undergo a double mastectomy with reconstruction. “Cancer comes down to percentages,” said

Goodridge-Cribb, and she knew the odds of the cancer coming back with this course of treatment were the best odds possible. She also knew it wasn’t a battle fought alone. “Team David and Debi” as she calls them, moved her forward on the journey. “My husband was incredible throughout the last year,” she said. “It brought us closer together.” Her sister Debi was always there, whether it was a call of support or a visit to the doctor together. Her collegeage daughters Brittney and Ashley showed great

strength and resilience throughout the battle, “I’m proud of them and how they handled it with their ‘we’ll get through this’ mentality. “I knew friends would be there during the diagnosis and surgery, I just didn’t realize that so many would still be here a year later or that our relationships would become so strong,” said Goodridge-Cribb. One friend, upon hearing of the diagnosis, brought over

a bouquet of flowers and a large bottle of vodka, feeling that the occasion might call for a little more than a bottle of wine. “The vodka is long gone, but I still have the card,” she said, remembering the strength she garnered through so many supportive friends and family. Often when someone is diagnosed with a dreaded disease, people don’t know how to react. When asked after going through it, what advice she’d give to others, she’s quick to reply “be there.” She encourages others to go to appointments with those diagnosed, because she was often present, but not able to remember all the details during such an emotional journey. Her mother calls like clockwork every morning at 9 a.m. It’s a thirty-year tradition that’s still going strong. That didn’t change after her diagnosis, but what did change is that her father, a cardiologist, began to call her every day. “Dad used to call me occasionally for small talk and ‘how’s the weather’ conversation,” said GoodridgeCribb. Their talks were more meaningful after her diagnosis. “One of the ways I knew I was getting better is when our conversations weren’t about my health, they became more ordinary,” she said. “I’ll never forget my dad asking me again not too long ago, ‘How’s the weather?’ It was incredibly comforting. I knew that life was getting back on track.” How does it feel to be cancer-free after her one-year journey? “I feel strong. I feel happy. I’ve always been one of those people given challenges in life,” says GoodridgeCribb. “I feel like I can be a voice for others. I also realize that you can’t control it all even with the best of intentions. “Sometimes cancer just happens,” she said, “But I trust and believe that this chapter is done.” M October 2012

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ESPITE THE PORTRAIT PAINTED BY STATISTICS, ANYONE OUT THERE WOULD BE FORGIVEN FOR BRUSHING OFF CANCER WITH THE DISMISSIVE “COULDN’T HAPPEN TO ME.” After all, to walk around each day knowing it could happen to you at any moment would be too much to bear. We’re almost forced by human nature to tell ourselves it’s someone else’s disease. And to be frank, some people could actually say “not me” and have statistics back them up. Say, those without any kind of family history. And those too young to be considered prime candidates for breast cancer. October 2012

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breast cancer | SURVIVOR Kim Hall knows better. With no family history, and at age 38, Hall was shocked when a self-exam yielded a terrifying lump. “One of my best girlfriends was diagnosed at 37,” said Hall. “She was on Caring Bridge, and every time she posted, she’d remind us to do our self-checks.” And so, in late August of 2011, Hall found a lump. She made an appointment with Dr. Virginia Herrmann right away, and was in by Sept. 6. “She looked at it and just said, ‘OK,’ but she had that look on her face that you just knew it wasn’t a good thing. Then she asked, ‘Did you feel this other one?’” Hall was in radiology directly, getting a mammogram and an ultrasound. They found more. All told, Hall would find out the next day, she had three masses in her left breast and four affected lymph nodes. It was stage 3 breast cancer. And what’s more, doctors estimate she’d had it for a year. In the best physical health of her life, with a regimen that included tennis and running, Hall hadn’t so much as had the sniffles in that year. “It was terrifying,” she recalled. “But I think I had a different response to the news than most people do.” The response, in her own words, was “Oh my God, I need a drink.” Her sister was over directly with a bottle of wine. She would be the first link in a web of support that would carry Hall through this. Well, that, and a fighting spirit that refused to back down. “I have two children, Spencer who’s 8 and Abigail who is 10, and a stepson in Wisconsin. I never thought ‘I’m going to die, 74

this is terrible.’ There was none of that. My first thought was ‘OK, I gotta fix this.’ “I was told to fight like a girl; I decided to fight like Muhammed Ali,” she said. “There were no other options. I have too many great things in my life to sit and wallow in self-pity.” Within 36 hours, Hall was on her way to MUSC. With the cancer in the lymph nodes, time was of the essence. She underwent a double mastectomy on Sept. 27, and started chemo the next month after her recovery was complete. “I got the ‘Who’s your Daddy’ of chemo,” she said. “Some call it the red devil. The nurses have to inject it while wearing a special suit.” Four treatments led to a weekly treatment, which led to an eventual all-clear signal from doctors, but not before Hall’s friends proved to be a formidable support system. “My cancer became a community event,” she said. Whether taking her out for dinner once a month or administering shots (one of her friends is a nurse), her support system came out strong. “I couldn’t have done it without my friends.” These days, Hall can look back on her experience and smile. After all, it’s the best medicine. “I’m a firm believer in positive mental attitude,” she said. “I think that if you go in with good mindset, you can get through anything.” ••• “The treatment of breast cancer has really changed in the last decade or so,” said Dr. Virginia Herrmann of the Hilton Head Hospital Breast Center. “Instead

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of treating all breast cancers and all women the same, we’re focusing on targeting therapy. We’re asking, ‘What’s best for this woman?’ and the outcome is much better.” Dr. Herrmann is a key member of the Breast Center, a nationally accredited (by National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers) multidisciplinary approach to breast health. The multi-disciplinary approach brings together experts from all facets of breast health under one roof and lets them work together to provide treatment. “The data shows that treatment is better when it’s managed by an interdisciplinary team,” said Herrmann. She lists several who work at the Breast Center, in fields like surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, genetic counseling, nurse breast care, breast pathology, and a dedicated breast imaging or radiologist. In fact, the breast imaging at the Breast Center recently earned Hilton Head Hospital the coveted Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation by the American College of Radiology.

It makes the hospital the only one in Beaufort or Jasper counties with this designation. The Breast Center also benefits tremendously from an affiliation with MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, which has been given the National Cancer Institute designation. “The guidelines that were involved in the ACI designation, and in our affiliation with MUSC, the standards that you have to meet are so high,” said Herrmann. “The reason the accreditation is important is that these standards are evidencebased. You follow very rigid guidelines about the care being given.” And while experts in every conceivable field can heal the body, they haven’t forgotten the soul. The hospital offers “Hope and Healing,” a breast cancer patient and survivor support group, on the first Tuesday of every month. “We felt the need to provide real cutting edge science and medical care combined with passion and the ideal team here in the Lowcountry,” said Dr. Herrmann. “I think that’s what makes our program unique.” M

SEMI-ANNUAL BRA FITTING EVENT FOR SUSAN G. KOMEN Wacoal and Belk invite women to participate in a special bra fitting event from 11a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 11 & 12 at Belk. For every woman who participates, a $2 donation will be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure for breast cancer research and community outreach programs. Wacoal and Belk will also each donate an additional $2 for every

Wacoal bra, shapewear piece or b.tempt’d bra purchased at these events. Free gift with every $80 Wacoal or b.tempt’d purchase, and FACES Day Spa will be on hand offering mini massages and nail art. Walk-ins welcome, appointments recommended. Call 843-6868710 ext. 236 for details.

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T’S THE SENTENCE EVERY HUSBAND DREADS: “I DON’T KNOW IF SHE’S GOING TO MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT.”

When delivered by your wife’s doctor, after sixteen hours of surgeries, it can make even the strongest husband lose hope. And that’s just what Jim Ingles was told right before his wife Nancy started the fight of her life. Even now, seated in the breakfast nook of her Sun City home and with the entire ordeal behind her, Nancy still lets her smiling demeanor slip

for just a moment as she recalls that dark time. But it’s only a moment, and then the sunny grandmother of three and breast cancer survivor is back to her positive self. But it’s hard for her not to be positive, when she’s being asked to talk about some of her favorite people in the world (besides her grandkids): the staff at Beaufort Memorial. “I am just so passionate about the care that I had there,” she said. “The people who were there to help me, the breast care coordinator, Dr. Burrus, the nurses, even the people in the cafeteria. I am such a proponent of that hospital.”

Nancy’s experience began with her annual mammogram. She’d just had a breast exam that morning, so she had little to suspect. And then the phone call came. “The next morning they called and asked me to come up to Beaufort to the women’s imaging center,” she said. She went, and right away, Nancy was introduced to one of the most important members of the team: Jackie Brown, her breast care coordinator. “Jackie Brown ended up being like I’d known her for years. She was my best friend, she was a sister, everything to me in a period of four

hours. It was just amazing.” Due to the all-under-one-roof nature of BMH’s breast health center (and thanks to some hard work from Brown), Nancy was able to get biopsied that day. That’s where the good news ended. “They said ‘Mrs. Ingles, you have cancer,’ and I said ‘OK, what are you going to do about it?’” Nancy said with one of her ever-present smiles. The next step was to pick out a surgeon. A friend recommended Dr. Perry Burrus. “From then on, it was a match made in heaven,” Nancy said. “He’s the kindest, most passionate person October 2012

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breast cancer | SURVIVOR you’d want to meet in this situation. And he told me something very important: You are the boss here. You have some major decisions to make and I will guide you through this decision, but it is very important to me and to you that you make the decision. And I like that, because I like being in charge.” Her decision, made in the span of a long conversation with her husband, was a lumpectomy. So shortly after, with the support of Jackie Brown, and the guidance of Dr. Burrus, Nancy went under the knife. It was Thursday of the following week when Nancy found herself recovering from surgery and feeling all in all fairly health when a sneaking suspicion formed. “When I was in my room, I knew they’d found something,” she said. “(Dr. Burrus) was right there. He was there when they brought me up from recovery.” They had checked her lymph nodes, and found that the cancer had spread. And it was at that point that the fighter in Nancy came out. “I told him, ‘I have too much to live for. I have three grandchildren, and I’ll fight this thing to the end.’” “And he told me, ‘Keep that attitude.’” But the fight was just starting. Results from testing done during the first surgery indicated that Nancy’s cancer was far worse than they’d thought. Dr. Burrus was recommending a total mastectomy. Nancy and Jim spent the night weighing their options, and in the end they decided it had to be done. “I’m such an upbeat, positive person,” Nancy said. “But I knew if I didn’t have this done, I was going to dwell on it.” When she called BMH to share her decision, Dr. Burrus called her right back, even though he was a country away at a training session in California. 78

The operation was scheduled for when he got back and Nancy went under the knife once again. The operation lasted eight hours. “When I came out, I was fine,” she said. “Then early the next morning, my hand was swollen where they had placed the IV.” Moving the IV created more swelling. Moving it again didn’t help. Within an hour, Nancy’s temperature had skyrocketed and once again, Dr. Burrus was by her side immediately. “I could hear (Dr. Burrus and Jim) talking, but I didn’t know what they were saying,” Nancy said. She was rushed back into surgery. They found massive infection in her chest cavity. “I was in surgery for another eight hours,” she said. “They sent a nurse down four times to Jim.” It was after this surgery that Jim and Dr. Burrus had their discussion about Nancy’s chances, and when Nancy’s fight began. Dr. Burrus pulled out all the stops, calling in infectious diseases specialists and seeing Nancy through what should have been a four-hour surgery that turned into another eight-hour ordeal. “Dr. Burrus came in (after the surgery) and said, ‘If she can make it through this night, I think she’s seen the other side.” And she did. And now, staring through the lens

FACES GOES PINK Throughout the month of October, FACES Day Spa will offer up specials to raise money for breast cancer research. A $5 donation will get you pink hair tinsel strands or pink ribbon nail art, and 10 percent of profits from the “Pink Boutique” and “Pamper for a Cure” spa package will go to the Breast Cancer Research Fund. To find out more, call 843-785-3075 or visit www.facesdayspa.com.

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of the intervening months, perched on a chair in her Sun City home, surrounded by photos of her loved ones, she can still smile. “All the people that took care of me there, and all I went through, look where I am now,” she said. “And it’s because of the dedication of those people.” ••• “We’ve developed an expectation among ourselves and the women we serve to provide an outstanding level of breast care, right here in our community,” says Dr. Perry Burrus, who leads a very special group of doctors at Beaufort Memorial Hospital dedicated to women’s breast care. As the hospital’s Breast Program Leader, Dr. Burrus assembled a team of specialists from a variety of fields – oncology, radiology and social services, to name a few – to evaluate and create services that address the fullest scope of a woman’s breast health needs. The team is working with Duke University to develop the program, and is following the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines to ensure that each woman receives the most current and widely accepted screening and treatment recommendations. This team allows Beaufort Memorial to provide coordinated, comprehensive care customized to meet the individual needs and desires of the patient. It starts with the image. The hospital recently opened a new Women’s Imaging Center, a 4,100-square-foot facility devoted solely to women’s imaging needs. Services include digital diagnostic and screening mammograms equipped with MammoPads for a softer, more comfortable experience, ultrasounds, bone density scans and stereotactic breast biopsy. The facility’s spa-like setting was designed with the healing arts in mind.

BMH offers same-day mammogram results available at both the Women’s Imaging Center in Beaufort and at Bluffton Medical Services. An onsite radiologist reviews every mammogram just moments after the screening, providing patients with their findings before they leave. “When a woman finds a lump in her breast, it changes her whole world,” said Burrus. “In the past it would take weeks to find out what it was. It’s very very stressful. What we’re offering now is a definitive diagnosis in a day or two.” From there, the breast care coordinator takes over. The breast care coordinator will partner with the patient the moment an abnormality is identified. She will provide the patient with educational information and help her schedule appointments, coordinate treatment and communicate with doctors. The breast care coordinator will serve as the patient’s advocate throughout the treatment. And all of this comes with a serious partnership. Beaufort Memorial’s affiliation with Duke University Health System in cancer services enables the hospital to participate in local clinical trials programs that will give eligible area cancer patients the opportunity to receive cutting-edge cancer therapies that otherwise might not be available to them, while helping researchers learn more about the effectiveness of new treatments. The hospital’s commitment to opening a clinical trials program is significant for the local community – and not just for those people who participate in the trials. “The collaboration with the different specialists allows us to offer state-of-the-art care,” said Burrus. “And now patients don’t have to travel to Duke or whatever. Have treatment at home, be here with families. That’s a big plus. M October 2012

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A network of caring BY BARRY KAUFMAN | PHOTO BY ROB KAUFMAN

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T WAS JULY 1, 2010 WHEN MCCRACKING MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER ANDY CANNELL FIRST KNEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG. She remembers that time well, not only because of the terror she felt in discovering a lump, but because of the heartbreak of saying goodbye to her brother. He had been just diagnosed with lung cancer. Within ten days of diagnosis, he would be gone. “As I’m sitting in hospice, telling him goodbye, I felt a lump in my armpit,” she said, voice swollen with emotion. “I had the mammogram after the funeral. It was total shock.” Still reeling from her brother’s sudden descent, she received her own diagnosis. October 2012

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Stage two breast cancer. But Cannell’s shock and sorrow was short lived, as she soon went into what she refers to as “war mode.” And this warrior was not alone. “I had lots of warriors: My sisters, my family, my church and longtime friends Laurie Andrews, Cynthia Wibel and Bev Jobert,” she said. “They rallied and supported me.” Within a few weeks of diagnosis, Cannell was undergoing eight rounds of chemo every two weeks. “The first couple of days (after chemo) I was really weak and felt like I had the flu,” she described it. “And every day I would get better and better. By the seventh or eighth day I felt more like myself. I’d have three or four days, then it was right back to it.” But even as the treatments sapped her energy, her network of support held strong. Cannell’s friends kept her occupied with “Shave the Head” parties and pink champagne parties, looking for any way to, as Cannell said, “turn a negative into a positive.” “My doctor laughed because every time I came in, I had so many people helping me out. I had my entourage. Instead of it being something awful, it came away as a blessing because the love and support was unbelievable.” Friends provided meals. OffIsland Cancer Thrift helped pay for bills. A nonprofit service called Cleaning for Reason came by and helped clean her house. “You name it, and people were there with support.” These days, Cannell is cancerfree and loving every second of it. “I feel great,” she said. “The cancer’s totally gone. I just had the scan and everything and I’m clear.” So how does she celebrate? Cannell pays it forward in two 82

ways. The first is through clinical trials, including one with Dr. Gary Thomas investigating means to keep cancer from spreading into bones. The second is through fundraisers. You can catch Cannell at the Rockin’ the Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Oct. 13 starting at Red Cedar Elementary School. Or, better yet, you can join her and be another one of her warriors. ••• The fight against cancer, from a personal standpoint, is a grueling struggle. While the body weakens under treatment, the mind rails against the fear of what might come next. This past spring, cancer patients around the Lowcountry gained two huge allies in this fight. The first came in June, when a comprehensive cancer care network came online under St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion and helmed by long-time islander Dr. Gary Thomas. The second came in July, when the National Cancer Institute’s Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP) extended its relationship with the pavilion for another two years. “With the help of the NCCCP, the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion has truly become a destination for cancer care,” said Dr. Howard A. Zaren, who serves as Principal Investigator for the NCCCP. “Physicians in Savannah and around the region know they can refer their patients here for the latest treatments and the patients want to come here for all their treatment under one roof.” The LCRP has been a member of the NCI Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP) since

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the program’s inception in 2007 and was awarded $796,000 to fund participation in the NCCCP network for the program’s next two years. This feat has only been accomplished by a handful of cancer programs nationwide. The pavilion also recently received a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. “This tells patients that we were vigorously reviewed and proved to be providing the highest levels of breast care,” said

Zaren, who is also the medical director of the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion. “Whatever breast problem they have, we have the answer for.” But accreditations, partnerships, grants, these are all words. At the end of the day, the only network that really matters is people. People like Andy Cannell, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, and owes her life to the clinical trials she underwent under the care of Dr. Thomas. M

Recovery: possible the rarest cancers of all: male breast cancer. “He went through chemo and radiation and all these other things… He was feeling terrible,” Robert said. After treatment, Walter fell into what Robert described as a depressed state. “He wasn’t eating, and so they had to put him on a feeding tube.”

THERE IS A COMMON MISCONCEPTION THAT BREAST CANCER IS STRICTLY A FEMALE CONCERN (let’s face it, the pink does lend something of a feminine air to everything). However, although it’s rare, approximately 1,970 men a year will be diagnosed with breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. It’s very nearly a one-in-a-million shot, but it does happen, and that doesn’t make it any less terrifying. And few know that like local celebrity chef Robert Irvine. “My dad was traveling with me a couple of years ago while I was filming, when he noticed what he thought was a whitehead on his chest,” Irvine said. A doctor’s appointment became a rush into a hospital when it was discovered that the small lump on the left side of Walter Irvine’s chest was one of

And that’s when this celebrity chef, known for his no-nonsense approach, did what he did best. “It took kind of a nasty approach, but that’s tough love. I’m known for that,” he said. It worked. Little by little, Walter started to fight, started to eat, and began the slow march to recuperation. These days, Dad is doing well and making huge waves in the Twittersphere, apparently. “He was here for my wedding, and when (the Wedding:Impossible special) aired, I believe he got the most Tweets,” Irvine chuckled. It was a long and improbable road, but with Dad healthy again, Irvine has turned his attention to helping others. He contributes to about 70 charities, and this month he’ll host the Hargray Hope Dinner at his restaurant eat! in The Village at Wexford. October 2012

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OMFORT AND RELAXATION ARE AS MUCH A PART OF THIS PALMETTO BLUFF HOME AS FAT OYSTERS AND BARBECUE ARE IN THE LOWCOUNTRY.

The award-winning residence on Wilson Row, just off the square, was the recipient of three 2012 Aurora Awards, a design competition of the Southeast Building Conference. Architect Wayne Windham designed the three-story house as part of a six-unit development, offering buyers a couple of different plans to fit the small lots. “The owner took the plan, wanted to make some changes and we were very involved with what he wanted to do in creating the nooks, the crannies, and the details,” Windham said. “We kind of tweaked the Lowcountry style of architecture and put a New Orleans twist on it in the exterior. “On the original models, we designed open floor plans —

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open kitchen, living and dining spaces with as much light as we could get in,” he added. A spacious veranda greets arrivals. A light and airy open space welcomes those entering through the antiqued robin’s egg blue front door. Plantation Interiors’ Cris Taylor worked with the owners to create an ambience that pulls from several styles. “They handed me this coffee table book on Swedish country design and we talked about how to incorporate their ideas into a Lowcountry setting,” said Taylor. The result is a finished and homey comfort that needs only the presence of residents to make the atmosphere complete.

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Builder Richard Best, of Richard Best Custom Homes, said working with the owner made the project a success from quality to historical perspective. “The owner takes a lot of interest in architecture and interiors. There were a lot of areas — whether it be trim, floors, other things — he had some pretty specific ideas,” Best said. “It’s always good to have a homeowner that takes an active part in the plan when you build custom interiors. And it made the project more fun.” A large country table designates the dining area. It is positioned between the entry and the kitchen, which is anchored by an expansive honed soapstone-topped island. Lightport provided the stylish custom lighting, which provides illumination without being visually intrusive. A fireplace flanked by bookcases and capped with a largescreen television gains the attention of those sitting in the living room. Since only the furnishings delineate each area, the result is an obstruction-free space that allows for plenty of free-flowing traffic. This is especially true when double sliding doors are opened, offering access to the screened-in porch from both the living area and the kitchen. The room includes another fireplace, plenty of space for entertaining, and Bermuda shutters to allow privacy from neighbors while permitting the flow of Lowcountry breezes. The walls throughout the home are adorned with the personal 90

touches of the owner’s family, Taylor said. Marching up the stairs is a series of Lowcountry photographic scenes taken by the daughter while a number of the original paintings are the work of the wife. A series of antique fish prints line the wall above the sliding glass doors leading to the porch. Windham said one of the fun things the owners wanted was on the third floor. “We did a fabulous bunkroom that is suitable for both kids and grownups,” he said. “It’s got the feel of a train sleeper but with much more comfort.” The oversized bunks, the crisp, white décor, and the view make it ideal as a place to give younger company their own space while also making it attractive for other guests. The owner surprised his wife with a unique piece of furniture on the porch leading from the master bedroom on the second floor. “She wanted a bed swing and when it was installed and they came to see the house, he was able to give her that,” Taylor said. The long porch overlooks the little street yet offers plenty of privacy for relaxing with a book or a daydream. “With the size of this house, with the porches and various rooms, you could have a lot of people here and yet not feel crowded,” she said. “And I would attribute that to the architect and the designer with all of the unique spaces.” M

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RELAXATION RULES Wide open spaces breeze through this dreamy Palmetto Bluff home, while fun details like the bed swing, above, provide the perfect place to unwind after a day on the bluff.

SELECT VENDORS BUILDER Richard Best Custom Homes ARCHITECT Wayne Windham INTERIOR Plantation Interiors, Cris Taylor LIGHTING Lightpost CABINETRY AND TRIM Coastal Millworks

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From my fronds BY ANDREW CLINE

PHOTOS BY TOM MCCLENDON

If you take a drive anywhere around Beaufort County and surrounding areas, you’ll find in nearly every landscape at least one of three palms. For large applications, the native Cabbage Palm (Sabal Palmetto) is used almost exclusively (no doubt an expression of state pride). For medium sized applications, the silvery, feather leafed Pindo Palm (Butia Odorata) is a long-time favorite. For small applications, the bristly, dark green Sago Palm (Cycas Revoluta) is unavoidably common. The reason these palms are popular is simple: They grow here, thriving in our sandy soils and enduring our winter frosts, and they’re readily available from local nurseries and garden centers. All three palms have their charms, but this narrow selection is just the tip of the iceberg of what can grow here. Tom McClendon, current vice president and former president of the South-

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east Palm Society, helped start the palm collection at Savannah’s Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens to discover just how much of this iceberg was underwater. “Savannah’s best kept secret,” as McClendon calls the project, started in 1997 when he got permission from the University of Georgia to do experimental palm plantings at the gardens. From the beginning, the goal was education. “We wanted a place for people to go, to see what’s out there,” said McClendon. The majority of the over three dozen varieties of palms at the gardens were planted at least a decade ago, and have matured into a stunning collective display of this region’s palm-growing potential. Three palms in particular stand out from our conversation, as they are size-equivalent, equally easy to grow alternatives to the common cabbage, sago and pindo.

Create a tropical oasis in your yard with these rare exotic palms.

resembling a Coconut Palm as it matures. Several specimens can be found growing at the Bamboo Farm, including a particularly stunning one over 15 feet tall.

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DWARF SUGAR PALM (ARENGA ENGLERI)

Native to the Ryukyu Islands of Japan like the Sago Palm, the Dwarf Sugar Palm is suitable for the same understory plantings Sago Palms are used in and has a more open, tropical look.

For more info on the Southeast Palm Society, visit their website at sepalms.org. For more info on the palm collection at the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens (including driving directions) go to www.bamboo.caes.uga.edu. The palms mentioned here are available from various online vendors and also through members of the Southeast Palm Society.

CARNARVON GORGE PALM (LIVISTONA NITIDA)

Native to Australia, the Carnarvon Gorge Palm is, as McClendon put it, “unlike anything else being grown here.� Perhaps the greatest success story of the Bamboo Farm palm plantings, the palm at right (pictured here in 2004) was planted there in 1998 from a one-gallon pot and stands today at a height of over 20 feet. This is an excellent alternative to the Cabbage Palm for private gardens as it can grow from a small, inexpensive specimen to the size of a large, expensive Cabbage Palm transplant in just a matter of years with minimal care. October 2012

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The value of a...

FRESH START Your home renovation project shouldn’t start with your wallet, but with your vision for a dream home.

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DON’T BUY CHEAP MATERIALS; you truly get what you pay for. If you can’t afford to do what you want with quality materials, then wait a little longer until you can afford it.

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BE SURE TO STAY TRUE TO THE STYLE of your home when planning a minor renovation. It is important for the added areas to blend into your existing structures and the general feel of your home. Once again, a design professional can assist in blending the new addition with the existing structure, and can actually save time, money, and mistakes.

DON’T OVERBUILD FOR YOUR AREA. If your home is $250,000 and you put another $100,000 worth of renovations into it, you may end up with a $350,000 house in a $250,000 neighborhood, which may price your home, even with the updates, out of the market.

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The value of a home renovation depends on so many factors, you really can’t pin it solely on the resale price. Making decisions regarding where to spend your dollars requires much more than just simple number crunching.

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he first question to ask is whether you are renovating your home for selling purposes or for making changes for family, lifestyle, or simply improvements. Maybe you would simply like your rooms to function differently, the kids are growing up and need their own bath, or perhaps that well-worn kitchen could use a modern update. There are many reasons people decide to take on the daunting task of home renovations. If you are making renovations simply in the hopes of making your house appealing to buyers, here is a little secret: Remodeling Magazine’s annual survey reports that the only improvement counted on to boost home value enough to recoup 100 percent of your investment is a steel entry door replacement; who knew? However, it isn’t all about the dollars. By making simple changes to your kitchen, flooring, or bathroom, you may have a purchaser walk into your home and say to their significant other, “Wow honey, this is exactly what I wanted. I feel like our family would fit perfectly in here.” If that happens, and you are able to sell your house more quickly, then the renovations were worth it. Kitchens are definitely where many buyers focus their attention and look for quality. The buyer might also be so excited about how great

the kitchen, bathroom, or other renovated area looks that they may be willing to overlook other problem areas. If you are, in fact renovating for selling purposes, the best place to put your dollars is into “curb appeal.” Improvements such as replacing the siding, stucco, or front-facing windows, painting or sprucing up the front porch, or upgrading and tidying up the landscaping can make the difference between a potential buyer deciding to walk into your house or not. Typically, bathroom, deck, and master suite additions recoup almost 60 percent of their costs. If you are renovating for your own personal enjoyment of your home, then really only you can tell what needs to be done. Upgrading fixtures and hardware is a cost-effective way to give your rooms a whole new feel. In your kitchen, replacing the countertops, appliances, and cabinets can make your house feel refreshed. Regardless of why you are renovating, here are a few tips to keep in mind. Make sure you have a well-set master plan before you start. You need to anticipate the timing and pacing of your renovation, especially if you are trying to live in your home while the work is being done. Hire a professional team that can assist in setting priorities, know the area and resources available, and are experienced in renovating homes. They are very different animals than new home construction. M

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FINALLY, MAKE SURE TO DO YOUR RESEARCH and interview your contractor and design team. Depending on the job, the contractor and their crew are going to be spending a lot of time in your house, so be sure they not only do quality work, but that you can deal with them in your home. Octoberz August 2012 2012

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Market watch Numbers junkies, we’ve got your fix. South Carolina REALTORS released the full market report for the month of August for real estate sales statewide, and those numbers looked pretty darn good. In comparing the numbers to August 2011, new listings in South Carolina remained steady at 8,264, while pending sales were up 16.6 percent to 5,082. Inventory levels shrank 14.8 percent to 47,929 units. Prices moved higher. The median sales price increased 4 percent to $155,000. Days on market was down 4.2 percent to 129 days. The supply-demand balance stabilized as the month’s supply of inventory was down 23.9 percent to 10.8 months.

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www.RickSaba.com 67 Club Course Drive Sea Pines Plantation

If you have been searching for a Sea Pines home, but haven’t been able to find it, you just did! Newer home in the Club Course Section of Sea Pines situated on an over-sized golf lot beautifully cared for. Large back deck with stunning views, open floor plan with plenty to offer! To top it off this home even has two fireplaces. Offered for $549,000.

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Hilton Head Plantation Better get moving on this, 4 bedrooms in a plantation on the Island under $400K do not last! 3 Bedrooms down stairs and a bonus and a bedroom upstairs. Beautiful open floor plan with vaulted ceilings brining in plenty of natural light. Carolina room, eat in kitchen w/granite counter tops, large laundry room, large 2 car garage and a gorgeous master bathroom. HHP is on fire this year! Only $399,000.

56 Sussex Lane

Indigo Run Plantation This will be the next property in Indigo Run to sell! Awesome views on nearly a 1/2-acre lot with utmost privacy. This 4-bedroom plus loft/office home boasts a beautiful open kitchen to family room layout with huge living area and one of the nicest screened-in porches you will see. Completely updated throughout with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, all new bathrooms with gorgeous walk-in showers, newer HVAC units and TONS OF STORAGE. Four walk-in attics, all for just $499,000.

It’s all about the quality of life! Get excited about where you live!

50 Crosswinds Drive Crosswinds:

Spectacular layout on this newer built home in 2005 with every detail you could ever desire. Perfect use of space with den, bonus room, eat in kitchen with granite counters and custom cabinets. Great open floor plan to the family room w/vaulted ceilings, fireplace and beautiful hardwood flooring. Enjoy your 1st floor master bedroom with spacious closet space. Enjoy the low country life style with your large screened in porch or sit out on your back deck. Just awesome! MAKE US AN OFFER, we are ready to sell, offered for $449,000.

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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. $884,000

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. $745,000

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. $718,500

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COMFORTABLE AND CONVENIENT in The Rookery neighborhood of Hilton Head Plantation with a neighborhood pool complex. 3 BR, 2.5 BA, updated kitchen with granite and tile. Loft and a 2nd floor bedroom. Large winterized screened porch and wrap around deck, fireplace, 2 car garage. Formal LR & DR. A lot of house for the money. Close to shopping, the schools and the beach. Full sized lot with natural landscaping. $318,250

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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. $795,000

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WATCH THE SUN RISE out of the Atlantic. Located in HHP’s prestigious Hickory Forrest neighborhood. One owner home with great curb appeal. This 3 BR, 3 BA 2 story home is on a very private pie shaped wooded homesite and features formal LR and DR plus a kitchen/family room combo. Large utility room, fireplace, newer roof and 2 car garage. Large screened porch with a 2nd floor deck above just off the Master Suite. $448,500

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OYSTER REEF COVE LAGOON w/view of 10th green of Oyster Reef Golf Club. Private pool & Kool Deck. Artist’s delight with a 4th BR or studio over the garage, 3rd BR or large office with storage room w/wood shelves and sitting area. Tile flooring, high ceilings, 4 BR, 2 full & 2 half BA or Bonus Room studio. Formal LR & DR, 2 fireplaces, den, screened porch, 4 HVACs, and MORE! $530,000

LOCATION & VALUE - Steps from one of the top 50 resort tennis complexes in the country - Van Der Meer at the Shipyard Racquet Club. Also the 4 Diamond Sonesta Resort Hotel, the Shipyard Beach Club and the Beach. Also a short bike ride to shopping, world class dining, golf and all Hilton Head Island has to offer. Beachwalk is the closest Shipyard villa complex to the beach with its own pool.This is a very private 2nd floor 1 BR, 2 BA villa with wrap around deck, golf & lagoon views & fireplace. $218,800

13 KINGS COURT. Better than brand new – completely renovated down to the studs. 2 story, split BR plan, 3 BR, 2.5 BA. New wood floors, cabinets, granite tops, stainless appliances, bathrooms, roof, HVAC more! Just outside HH Plantation in quiet neighborhood. Short Sale. $198,500

BEAUTIFUL DOUBLE GOLF VIEW home in gated Crescent community. 4 BR, plus in-law suite, 3.5 BA home with plenty of storage. 1st floor master, formal dining, open kitchen, great room with 2 story ceiling, and wood floors. This elevated lowcountry style home has 2 back porches, a front wrap around porch and a 2+ car garage. $426,800

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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

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. $408,500

ONE OF ROSE HILL’S best lagoon and golf views. Enjoy sitting on your private patio watching golfers across a lagoon putt on the 4th green. Watching the bird activity around the water will also be a joy and a great way to relax at the end of the day. 3 Bedrooms, tile floors, high ceilings, Carolina Room, formal LR & DR, oversized 2 car garage, plus Kitchen/Family Room. This home offers location, great floor plan, and value. $328,000

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

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WELL CARED FOR single story home in Woodbridge. This 3 bedroom plus den home features smooth ceilings, crown moulding, and an eat in kitchen off of the great room. Other features are a large master suite with a separate shower and double vanity in the bathroom. Near shopping and the schools. $189,000

TWO PROPERTIES! 3 BR/ 2 BA with screened porch on Ground Floor or 2 BR/ 2 BA 2nd Floor Condo with a sun room overlooking the woods. The Reserve at Woodbridge is a gated community with a community pool, fitness center, car wash, trash service and more! $122,000 / $67,000

11 ASHLEY CROSSING DR. This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home is a three story floor plan with a bonus room, formal dining room and office area. It is located 2 doors down from the community playground and within walking distance to the community pool. Features include hardwood and tile floors, nicely landscape yard with custom pavers patio and front facing balcony. $217,000

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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. $139,000

HILTON HEAD PLANTATION 34 PEARL REEF LANE GOLF VIEW $129,900 18 CHINA COCKLE LANE 2ND ROW SOUND $259,000

OUTSTANDING MARSH TO DEEPWATER VIEWS FROM THIS UPDATED 2 BR VILLA. This first floor villa has numerous upgrades from smooth ceilings, wood floors, custom cabinets and wood blinds.Watch the sunset over the marsh from your deck. $89,900

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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. 141 Village of Skull Creek SOL D Dock up to 34’ boat $20,000 144 Village of Skull Creek Dock up to 36’ boat $24,500 155 Village of Skull Creek Dock up to 37’ boat $21,900

HAMPTON HALL 280 FARNSLEIGH AVE $179,000 INDIGO RUN 16 PRIMROSE LANE GOLF, LAGOON VIEW $192,500

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5 Bedrooms and 4.5 Baths. Pool/Spa and Lagoon View. $996,000

5 Bedrooms and 5.5 Baths. Pool/Spa and Golf View. $929,000

4 Bedrooms or 3 Bedrooms + Bonus Room, 4.5 Baths. Golf View. $899,000

5 Bedrooms and 5.5 Baths. 3 Car Garage. Beautiful setting. $829,000

PALMETTO DUNES

PORT ROYAL

HILTON HEAD PLANTATION

INDIGO RUN

3 Bedrooms and 3 Baths. Great Rentals. $799,000

4 Bedrooms or 3 Bedrooms + Bonus Room, 4 Baths. Beach access. Golf View. $739,000

5 Bedrooms and 4.5 Baths. Pool + Summer Kitchen. Bear Lake View. $695,000

4 Bedrooms + Study + Bonus Room and 3.5 Baths Triple Fairway View. $675,000

INDIGO RUN

HILTON HEAD PLANTATION

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3 Bedrooms and 3 Baths + Study. Pool and Golf View. $659,000

3 Bedrooms and 2.5 Baths. Lagoon View. Completely renovated 2008. $629,000

3 Bedrooms and 3.5 Baths. Golf and Lagoon View. $579,000

3 Bedrooms and 3.5 Baths + Study. Golf and Lagoon View. $549,000

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4 Bedrooms and 4 Baths. Lagoon and Golf View. $549,000

4 Bedrooms or 3 Bedrooms + Study; 3 Baths. Lagoon and Golf View. $529,000

3 Bedrooms and 3 Baths + Bonus Room Golf View. $450,000

4 Bedrooms or 3 Bedrooms + Bonus Room; 3.5 Baths. Wooded View $399,000

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SEA PINES

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4 Bedrooms or 3 Bedrooms + Bonus Room; 3.5 Baths. Lake and Golf View. $399,000

3 Bedrooms and 2 Baths + Office Close to Port Royal Sound. $399,000

Updated Ketch Court Villa in Harbour Town 3 Bedrooms and 2.5 Baths. $395,000

3 Bedrooms + Large Study. Near the CCHH. $389,000

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3 Bedrooms and 2 Baths. Lagoon View. $335,000

2 Bedroom and 2.5 Bath The Greens Villa. Golf View. $299,000

Updated! 3 Bedrooms and 3 Baths, Double Fairways and Lagoon View $299,000

Move-in Ready! 3 Bedrooms and 2.5 Baths. $224,000

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Record-Breaking Sales Hilton Head Island’s #1 All-Time Listing and Selling Agent for homes, homesites and condominiums in one community…All achieved in Palmetto Dunes, Shelter Cove and Leamington. Approaching $1,000,000,000 (billion) in personal sales.

Visit philschembra.com for the most extensive selection of MLS listings and daily reports for Palmetto Dunes, Shelter Cove and Leamington.

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The Cottage Group

Ingrid Low

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

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

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

22 MARSH VIEW – SEA PINES – Beautiful sunsets from this high quality Sea Pines home with private dock. Soaring ceilings, updated kitchen and cozy den. Furn. negotiable. $1.100,000

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

11 OFF SHORE – PALMETTO DUNES – Gracious 3 BR/2.5 home in easy walking distance to beach. On lg. lagoon with deck. FP, built-ins,cathedral ceilings, and much more $549,000

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.

SOUTH BEACH – SEA PINES – Fabulous all one level classic 3 br/2 ½ ba Sea Pines home with walls of glass sliders opening to deck, pool and expansive marsh views. Terrific floor plan with eat in kitchen/ den. High tray ceilings, 2 car gar, walk to beach. $775,000.

40 WEXFORD ON THE GREEN – Fabulous 4/4 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. $895,000 $795,000

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. $375,000 furn.

SEA PINES – PINE ISLAND – Marsh views all the way out to Calibogue Sound, this 4 br/4 ba has been extended and remodeled with new kitchen, master bath, terrific curb appeal. 3 car gar. $850,000

166 FAIRWOOD VILLA – A 2 bd/2ba + enclosed sun room which has been totally upgraded and is only steps to the beach. $305,000

INDIGO RUN – Sunny all one level 3 br/2 ba/2 ½ ba home overlooking 13th fairway of Golden Bear. Eat in kitchen/family room. High ceilings, formal dining room, office, two car garage. $499,000.

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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

12 WICKLOW – WEXFORD – Casual elegance, 3 BR, 3.5 BA home, fabulous Master Suite & BA. Great golf view & more. $449,500

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8 DINGY – The best valued 7 bedroom oceanfront home in Palmetto Dunes just got even better! REDUCED OVER $200,000! Brand new 30’ oceanfront pool & sundeck. Extensive rear decking & open air covered porch. Soaring ceilings offer unobstructed views of the ocean from the living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen & most bedrooms. A perfect beach home for your family and friends. 1 year Home Owners Warranty included. $2,750,000

PALMETTO DUNES/ LEAMINGTON

27 LEAMINGTON LANE – Meticulously maintained inside & out. Etched French doors welcome you to an exquisite granite entry & Great Room w/walls of glass viewing the 11 mile waterway & golf course. Outside is a gorgeous wrap-around deck, a top-of-the-line outdoor kitchen & hot tub. Too many other options to list! $1,625,000

PALMETTO DUNES

7 FULL SWEEP – OWNERS SAY “BRING ALL OFFERS”! Wonderful waterfront 4BR/3.5BA with salt water, heated pool. Located on a natural 15-acre spring fed lake filled with nature, yet just a short stroll or bike ride to the beach. Big, wide open floor plan with lots of sunlight, huge eat-in kitchen, granite counters & soaring ceilings. Ideal family home or great second home/rental. Over $34K in rentals in 2011. $999,000

PALMETTO DUNES/ LEAMINGTON

2 COVINGTON PLACE – New hardcoat stucco! Brick accented drive & welcoming entry w/gorgeous live oak, magnolia & palm trees 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. Master w/French doors opening to large deck overlooking lagoon & dock. Multiple decks & screened porch; great privacy & quiet; yet just steps to the Leamington beach, golf, private pool & rec center. $769,000

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2011˜2012 PROPERTIES 1 Surf Scoter

21 South Beach Lagoon

55 North Calibogue Cay

71 Baynard Park Road

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Sea Pines $1,995,000 Ocean Oriented

Sea Pines $5,500,000 Ocean Front

Sea Pines $3,250,000 Deep Water

Sea Pines $2,599,000 Deep Water

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Sea Pines $1,695,000 Ocean Oriented

Sea Pines $1,095,000 Ocean Oriented

Sea Pines $3,100,000 Golf to Ocean

Sea Pines $1,875,000 Ocean Front

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North Forest Beach $1,699,000 Oceanfront

Spanish Wells $1,995,000 Deep Water

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Spanish Wells $1,500,000 Spanish Wells $3,900,000 Deep Water Deep Water

11 Atlantic Pointe

131 Dune Lane

11 Baynard Peninsula

3003 Turtle Lane Club

42 Brams Point Road

15 Harrogate Drive

4 Plumbridge Lane

30 Oyster Shell Lane

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Wexford $2,495,000 Golf View

Wexford $3,495,000 Harbour

Sea Pines Marsh $1,495,000

Hilton Head Plantation $2,950,000 Sound

Please visit our website at www.HiltonHeadIslandLifestyle.com to see why we earn the highest average sales price for our clients of any agent in Hilton Head Island Multiple Listing Service.

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Island Realty

SUCCESS BREEDS SUCCESS...and RESULTS!

Eric Dollenberg

Gary Mullane

Carol Wolf

843.816.6489 edollenberg@aol.com EricDollenberg.com

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843.384.3335 cwolfhhi@yahoo.com CarolWolfRealtor.com

33 OXFORD DRIVE • WEXFORD

4 OYSTER BATEAU • HILTON HEAD PLANTATION

3.3 Acres in Wexford Plantation. Two story, 4 bedroom home and two outbuildings as it would have been constructed in the 1860’s. Foyers lead to every room, a formal library, dining room, a two bath master, w/Jacuzzi tub and sauna. Two island kitchen open to the family room. Cottage is a one-bedroom with a full kitchen. The 3-car garage has a full studio with kitchen and master bath. MLS# 310580 $1,499,999 JUST REDUCED

Immaculate, well maintained home on quiet cul-de-sac. Owner has updated all appliances with high end stainless steel, smooth cooktop, double ovens and 2 new HVAC systems. Hardcoat stucco only a few years old. Hardwood floors in FR, hall, kitchen + BR 2 & 3. Over size 2 car garage with workshop. Ready - move in condition. Call Gary. $499,000

37 WICKLOW DRIVE • WEXFORD

25 OYSTER REEF COVE • HILTON HEAD PLANTATION

Nearly 6000 sq ft of living space with 5 BR, 5 full BA, and 2 half BA. Living room with 22 ft ceilings, gourmet kitchen with granite, Subzero and Viking 6 burner gas range. Large study with custom trim, travertine flooring, elevator and wet bar. Open floorplan overlooking heated negative edge pool with hot tub complete with lanai and cabana with Jenn Air grill and outdoor powder room. Spacious 1st floor master suite, 4 more oversized suites, exercise room. MLS#317295 $1,395,000

9 GOVERNORS ROAD • SEA PINES

Immaculate Club Course home. Approx 3000 sq ft, featuring 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, granite kitchen, eat-in kitchen, Carolina Room currently being used as office/den, formal dining & living rooms and family room off of kitchen. Wood floors, carpet & tile. 4th bedroom is ideal for 2nd master suite with full bath, walk in closet with built ins, and sink, microwave and refrigerator. MLS#315318 NOW $629,500

9 GREENWING TEAL • SEA PINES

Diamond in the rough describes this quintessential beach cottage in South Beach. Situated on a oversized 2nd row homesite, this 4 bdr, 4 bath beach house has new wood floors, painting, large screened porch, upstairs+downstairs living areas, tasteful furnishings and pool. Strong rentals. Buy now and enjoy the lifestyle or build new later if you prefer. Opportuniy knocks! MLS#317848 $1,595,000

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Unobstructed views of ocean and sound front with breathtaking sunsets with this 4 bedroom 3 bath home. $1,174,000 furnished. Also 3 BR, 3BA home on Braddock Cove with views to the sound. $779,000 furnished. Both homes have been renovated and nicely maintained; screen porch and large deck. On site pool. Extremely high rental income property or dream home.

THE PRINCE OF TIDES Oceanfront in Sea Pines.

Lagoon & golf views from most rooms of this updated home on quiet cul-de-sac. New HW floors in living areas, tile in BRs, nw SS appliances & granite counter tops in kitchen. Master Suite w/garden room. Screen porch allows accesses to patio. Fresh paint interior/exterior. Tray ceilings, ceiling fans, sound system, outside shower, many skylights & walk-in closets. Utility/laundry room w/ sink & extra storage. Call Gary. $450,000

Breathtaking 180˚ oceanfront views from this 5 BR, 5 with 2 half baths home. A most desirable location on Red Cardinal. Features include a pine wood spiraling staircase & cascading chandelier in foyer, a gorgeous master BR w/an extravagant BA, an elevator, a servant quarter equipped w/a kitchen & more. The ocean front lot next door can also be purchased. $5,500,000 Furnished.

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PRIVACY + LAGOON VIEWS & OPEN SPACE • SEA PINES

Terrific home or investment. Close to the beach, parks, golf, shopping & restaurants. 6 bedrooms, 7 baths on 3 floors. Elevator, Chef’s kitchen with granite counter tops, custom cabinets. Large eating area. Huge family room. State of art theater on 3rd floor. New air-handlers & heat pump. Call Gary. $899,000

SEA PINES GOLF/LAGOON VISTA

One-level 4BR, 3.5BA home is casual but elegant, highest quality of workmanship. Features include charming foyer entrance, tray & vaulted ceilings, generous size rooms, 2 fireplaces, swimming pool with custom cover & screen porch. Walk to Harbourtown & short bicycle ride to beach. The lot is larger & more private than most other lots in Sea Pines - .8393 acre overlooking Heron Point Golf Course & private lagoon. $989,000.

Just Listed. Architecturally stately and a rare opportunity for a 5 BR and 5 full BA beautifully maintained home overlooking one of the largest, private lagoons in Sea Pines. This home features plenty of glass, high ceilings, family room, two gas fireplaces, gorgeous hardwood floors throughout in almost perfect condition, spacious master suite. Beautiful curb appeal. Walk to the Sea Pines Country Club and golf. $799,000

OCEANFRONT IN SEA PINES

Spectacular 180 degree oceanfront views. Oversized walkway lot that was originally 2 lots, now combined to make one plus large open spece on one side. 6 BR, 5 BA and over 5,000 heated sq. ft. Stroll along the beach and enjoy beautiful sunsets in your backyard. Now lowest price oceanfront home listed in Sea Pines for $2,999.999! Call Carol for an easy appointment.

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212 Fort Howell Drive • Palmetto Hall

42 Turnbridge Drive • Long Cove

9 Bolen Hall Lane • Long Cove

This comfortably sized 4BR/3.5BA home includes a screened porch that takes advantage of the oak filled homesite with long golf views. Other features include a kitchen that opens to the family room, high ceilings, ample bookshelves and more. MLS# 317061 $449,900

Down the street from Long Cove’s marina, this 4BR/3.5BA home features oversized guest bedrooms and an open floor plan with lagoon views. Although used as a second home with little wear, upgrades include new AC units and roof. Enjoy Long Cove’s world class golf and amenities at an incredible price! MLS# 315726 $475,000

The golf views of the 16th & 17th holes and lagoon views are nothing short of exceptional from this 3BR/2.5BA home. Appointments include a large screened-in porch, an inviting swimming pool, new carpeting, new roof, recently repainted exterior, all situated on a private cul-de-sac. MLS# 317859 $549,000

18 Lenox Lane • Palmetto Hall

4 Lavington Road • Long Cove

56 Magnolia Blossom Drive • Waterfront

Pride of ownership abounds in this immaculate and well maintained 4BR/3.5BA home with beautiful curb appeal and many upgrades. Great golf views in a private setting along with an inviting Carolina Room makes 18 Lenox Lane a place to call home. MLS# 317437 $559,000

This remarkable 4BR/4.5BA custom home boasts exquisite finishes such as high ceilings, gourmet kitchen, reclaimed hardwood flooring, moldings & built-ins, dramatic architecture, brick walks along entire house and a glass enclosed porch completed with a private garden oasis! MLS# 317398 $999,000

With magnificent sunsets and spectacular waterfront views, this 5BR/5.5BA home has a private deep water dock on the Colleton River. 2 luxury master bedroom suites, heart of pine flooring, a swimming pool and the oversized yard overlooking the water will awaken your senses. MLS# 316369 $1,724,000

With over 65 years of combined Hilton Head real estate experience, you can count on the proven results of the Reed Real Estate Group to accomplish your real estate goals. We believe that relationships are your most valuable asset. We would love the opportunity to EARN your business.

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GOLFER’S GUIDE SUPPLEMENT OF HILTON HEAD MONTHLY

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GEORGIA VIEW TO A THRILL: The Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club consistently ranks among the best in the nation. The layout is open to the public with greens fees ranging from $175 to $295.

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ON THEIR MINDS

by Lance Hanlin

DEFENDING CHAMP RETURNS TO MCGLADREY CLASSIC FOLLOWING IMPROBABLE WIN IN 2011

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fter winning the McGladrey Classic last year at Sea Island Golf Club, Ben Crane asked a simple question in his post-tournament news conference. “What the heck am I doing here?” Crane said. His wife was scheduled to have their third child in Dallas the next day. He nearly withdrew from the tournament three days before due to a sore hip. On the final day, he was so far out of the lead, he didn’t even look at the scoreboard until the 16th hole. 126

So what in the heck was Crane doing there, sitting next to the winner’s trophy after all the dust settled at sundown on the Georgia coast? Following a disappointing 2011 regular season, he made the trip to Sea Island just to find his form. On the final day, he made the turn at the Seaside Course down six strokes but came up with birdies on holes 9, 10 and 11. After two more birdies on 14 and 15, the Oregon native finally looked at the scoreboard and realized he had an outside shot.

It made him think of a line from one of his favorite movies. “So you’re saying there’s a chance!” Crane joked, quoting Jim Carry from the 1994 film Dumb and Dumber. He made a 20-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole and an 18-footer for birdie on No. 17, giving him eight birdies over his final 11 holes to tie Webb Simpson at 15-under for the lead. After Simpson missed a three-foot par putt on the second playoff hole, Crane picked up the fourth PGA Tour victory of his career.

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“That’s as good as I can play,” Crane said. The 36-year-old Baylor graduate will look for more of his best when the 2012 McGladrey Classic returns to the Seaside Course Oct. 18-21. Heading into its third year, the PGA Tour Fall Series event has been nothing short of dramatic. Crane’s playoff victory was preceded by Heath Slocum’s onestroke victory over Bill Hass in the inaugural tournament in 2010. In comparison to other fall series events, the McGladrey Classic has drawn an impressive field of professionals. Five of the top eight finishers in this year’s U.S. Open played in last year’s McGladrey Classic. Several professionals live on St. Simons Island and train at the Sea Island Golf Learning Center, including Jonathan Byrd, Lucas Glover, Dustin Johnson, Zach Johnson, Stewart Cink, Matt Kuchar and Brandt Snedeker. The tournament host is Davis Love III. “We have a fantastic venue in Sea Island and you couldn’t ask for a better host than

DETAILS WHAT 2012 McGladrey Classic PGA Tour golf tournament (national event) WHEN/WHERE Oct. 18-21, Seaside Course, Sea Island Golf Club; St. Simons Island, Ga. TV SCHEDULE 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 18-21, Golf Channel TICKETS $30-$35 daily, $125 weekly MORE INFORMATION Go online to www.mcgladreyclassic.com

Davis Love III,” tournament director Scott Reid said. “He is so well-respected among his peers on the tour. I think a lot of players knew if he was going to be involved, it was going to be a first-class event. The word is getting out. I think the field is going to keep getting better each year.” The Seaside Course was built by Tom Fazio and features several tidal creeks and salt marshes. Ancient oaks and cedars, white sandy dunes and native grass-

es add contrast to the perfectly manicured fairways and greens. The course consistently ranks among the best in the nation. “It’s such a good golf course,” Reid said. “It’s got a lot of character and it’s a straightforward golf course. There’s nothing tricky about it. I think that’s why the players really like it. It’s tough around the greens and if the wind blows, look out. We really haven’t had any of our normal wind the first two years. We’re still waiting for that windy day to see how they do.” McGladrey, the world’s fifth largest tax and consulting firm, signed a three-year extension with the tournament last year and will serve as title sponsor through 2015. The tournament will join the FedEx Cup schedule next year. “It’s a very intimate event,” Reid said. “We probably average six or seven thousand people a day so you get a chance to get up close to the players. Everybody is just relaxed, having a good time and the weather is perfect in October here. It’s just a great time of the year to be here.” G

DL3 HOPES MCGLADREY CLASSIC CAN DUPLICATE SUCCESS, FEEL OF HERITAGE

HOST WITH THE MOST: With five victories, McGladrey Classic host Davis Love III has won the Heritage more times than any golfer in history. Love hopes his tournament will build on the success and feel of the Heritage.

HILTON HEAD ISLAND has always been a special place for Davis Love III. The U.S. Ryder Cup team captain and PGA Tour legend earned his first significant amateur victory here in 1982, winning the Junior Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links. Harbour Town was also the site of his first PGA Tour win — the 1987 MCI Heritage Classic. The name of Hilton Head’s marquee sporting event has changed several times over the years but Love has remained a constant. He didn’t miss a Heritage from 1986 to 2011, winning a record five times while earning more than $2.6 million. Love isn’t the only fan of the event. Earlier this year, Harbour Town ranked No. 2 in a survey of professional players listing their top 10 courses on the PGA Tour. Augusta National, home of the

Masters, placed first in the survey. The Heritage takes place the week after the Masters and has traditionally been a place for professional players to relax with their families after such a stressful week. Justin Leonard summed it up best in 2008 when he compared the Masters to final exams and the Heritage to spring break. With the stress of the FedEx Cup Playoffs and Ryder Cup now over, that’s the type of atmosphere Davis Love III wants for his hometown PGA Tour event – the McGladrey Classic on St. Simons Island, Ga. Love is the official host for the tournament, which takes place Oct. 18-21 at Sea Island Golf Club. “The Heritage will always be special to my family and me,” Love said. “We are trying to build on the success and the feel of the Heritage and have another event that is a favorite of the

players and their families, and show that the Southeast coast from the Heritage to the Players (Championship) is a world-class golf destination.” Love also hopes his tournament, heading into its third year, can continue to shine a spotlight on St. Simons Island the way the Heritage has done for Hilton Head Island over the years. All four rounds of this year’s tournament will be broadcast live on the Golf Channel. “We always say all we have to do is get people to Sea Island and they are hooked,” Love said. “The event exposes and shows off the resort to more people than any other type of marketing. And it goes beyond just Sea Island. This event and the media exposure it brings showcases what is great about the entire Golden Isles of Georgia. Over time, we feel it will create an impact on the entire coastal region from Jacksonville to Savannah to Hilton Head.” G October 2012

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HONORS CUP PITS AREA’S TOP AMATEURS AGAINST TOP PROFESSIONALS

ONE OF A KIND: The course at Chechessee Creek Club is the only Coore & Crenshaw design in the Lowcountry. The private course is a neutral setting for the area’s best amateur and professional golfers.

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OB COLLAR IS A COMPETITIVE GUY. IF YOU’RE PLAYING MONOPOLY, HE’LL TRY TO KNOCK ONE OF YOUR HOTELS OFF THE BOARD. IF IT’S A GAME OF PICKUP BASKETBALL, EXPECT THE FULL-COURT PRESS FROM START TO FINISH.

That’s why the 2011 Honors Cup has been eating at him all year. “We should have won it last year,” Collar said. “Let me tell you, there were almost tears out there.” Collar is captain of the 12-person Hilton Head Island Amateur Golf Association Honors Cup team. Each year, his squad of amateur golfers challenges the top 12 professionals from the Hilton Head Island PGA Chapter in six four-ball matches and 12 singles matches. The professionals won last year’s Honors Cup by ½ a point, ending a three-year winning streak by the amateurs. Collar’s squad will get a chance to reclaim the title Oct. 22 when the 2012 Honors Cup takes place at 128

Chechessee Creek Club. Both teams are selected using a points system of various pre-determined tournaments. For the amateurs, automatic spots were awarded to match play champion Jordan Carpenter, four-ball team champions Collar and John Bartlett, HHIAGA amateur champion Rob Simmons and Hilton Head Open amateur division champion Jeff Wong. The next five spots, based on points, were given to John Patterson, Benji Gecy, Gerry Pascale, Jamie Manning and Jim Ferguson. Collar will use two captain’s picks to fill out the 12-man team. “We take it very serious,” said Patterson, who works as director of marketing and sales at Chechessee Creek Club. “We’re all friends

at the end of the day, but when we get out there, you want to say you were the winner.” For the professional team, the winners of the six HHIPGA tournaments automatically qualify. David Rogers of Secession Golf Club won the Professionals Championship and the Assistants Championship. Doyle Ricks of Oldfield Golf Club was the Stableford Points champion and won the Pro-Scratch event. Stuart Carrihill of Dataw Island Club won the Hilton Head Open. The winner of the Individual Match Play event will also automatically qualify. The rest of the professional team will be based on points earned in all of those tournaments.

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TIMELESS EXPERIENCE: The goal of Chechessee Creek Club is to create an experience of the way golf used to be played. From the warm architecture of its clubhouse to the layout of its course, Chechessee Creek is a step back in time. Chechessee Creek Club will host the area's top professional and amateur golfers in the annual Honors Cup Oct. 22. PHOTO COURTESY OF L.C. LAMBRECHT

“We’ve got some really good golf pros in this area that play some really good golf,” said Dolphin Head professional Matt Stewart, who is vice president of the Hilton Head Island PGA chapter and captain for the professional team. “I like our chances over at Chechessee.” The professional team leads the series 24-4. The amateurs won the inaugural Honors Cup back in 1984 only to see the professionals win the next 23 years in a row. The amateurs have had a strong resurgence, winning in 2008, 2009 and 2010 before last year’s close loss. Stewart feels the close in the talent gap can be attributed to a change in the golf landscape. “Those guys get to play as much or more golf than we do,” Stewart said. “There are some very good amateurs in this area and those guys are very competitive. Over the last few years, the golf business has changed a little bit. The golf pro maybe plays a little less golf and spends too much time behind a computer.” Both teams have the option of staying in cottages provided by Chechessee Creek Club the night before the event. Other extras include shirts, hats, a free dinner with a surprise guest speaker, a free breakfast the morning of the event and a free lunch after the four-ball matches are completed. Chechessee Creek Club is also providing caddies, adding to the atmosphere. “It’s a good thing that we’re getting the caddies because we are going to need the info,” Collar said. “You’ve got to be familiar with that course and know where to hit it to give yourself the best shot coming into the green.”

The private course is unlike any in the area, almost like a northern course with treelined fairways, dense woods and numerous bunkers along the fairways. Golfers can utilize their distance off the tee, but at the same time, Chechessee Creek is very much a placement course. The green complexes are considered tough but fair. It is the only Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw design in the area. “When they design their golf courses, they try to make them look real old and traditional,” Stewart said. “The fact that not many of us pros or amateurs get to play it an awful lot is going to make for an even playing field, for sure.” At the end of the day, the Honors Cup is all about bragging rights. The professionals are out to prove their superiority in a sport they’ve dedicated their lives to while the amateurs view it as a chance to prove themselves against the authoritative figures they regularly comply to at all the area courses. A Ryder Cup-like rivalry has developed. “This year, we want it bad,” Collar said. “When it gets down to those individual matches, it’s pressure-packed. That’s why we all play.” G

DETAILS WHAT 2012 Honors Cup (local event) WHEN/WHERE 7:30 a.m., Oct. 22, Chechesseee Creek Club THE SKINNY The top 12 amateur golfers from the HHIAGA take on the top 12 professionals from the HHIPGA in six four-ball matches and 12 singles matches MORE INFORMATION Go online to www.hhiaga.com or www.hhipga.com

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FISHER CUP

GOOD FRIENDS

GREAT TIMES CROSSING THE POND: Each year, more than 30 European golfers come to Hilton Head Island to take on a team of American players in a Ryder Cup-style event called the Fisher Cup. The series is tied 4-4.

GOLFERS FROM EUROPE, UNITED STATES GATHER EACH YEAR FOR RYDER CUP-STYLE EVENT by Lance Hanlin

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ore than 30 golfers from the United Kingdom and Ireland are coming to Hilton Head Island this month to take on a group of American players for the ninth annual Fisher Cup. The Ryder Cup-style event starts Oct. 5 and features four days of competition at four local courses: Arthur Hills (Palmetto Dunes), Robert Trent Jones (Palmetto Dunes), Harbour Town Golf Links (Sea Pines) and Oldfield (Bluffton). Cash prizes will be awarded each day to the best team and in several closest-to-the-pin contests. The real prize comes at the end, though, with the winning team taking home the coveted Fisher Cup. “It is a fabulous time,” said Hilton Head Island resident Dave Fisher, who the event is named after. “All the players enjoy Hilton Head and both teams look forward to seeing their buddies from across the pond. The people at Sea Pines tell us that we are their largest private golf outing.” The seed for the Fisher Cup was planted 20 years ago when Fisher purchased a house in Sea Pines. He started hosting up to eight friends each October for a long weekend of golf. While working at a 130

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company called 3dfx Interactive in the late 1990s, Fisher met Paul Davies and his business partner, Brendan Ryan. Both were manufacturing reps for 3dfx Interactive in the United Kingdom. Fisher quickly became friends with the pair and began inviting them to the annual golf outing each October, which had grown to 24 golfers. After a few years, Ryan and Davies asked Fisher if they could bring a few more friends over from Europe. That bumped the size of the outing up to 32 golfers. With so many European players, the group decided to institute the Fisher Cup in 2004. The competitive but friendly event is now capped at 72 players with nine standbys. Competitors come from various backgrounds, ranging from roofers to the electronics field. Their handicaps are also on both ends of the spectrum, from a low of four to a high of 28. The series is tied at four victories each heading into the ninth annual event. Team Europe has won the past two years. “We have often thought about bringing the U.S. team over here or even somewhere like Spain, but to be honest, we love coming over every year so

much, that thought doesn’t stay long,” said Davies, who serves as team captain for Europe. “Sea Pines and Hilton Head have made us feel so welcome. The courses are fantastic and the nightlife, though somewhat limited, is perfectly fine.” Many European players stick around a few days after the event for work or relaxation. Favorite hangouts include The Crazy Crab, The Electric Piano, The Quarterdeck and Crane’s Tavern. “Although winning the cup is important, the main emphasis is that everyone enjoys themselves,” Fisher said. G

DETAILS WHAT 2012 Fisher Cup (local event) WHEN/WHERE Oct. 5-8, Arthur Hills (Palmetto Dunes), Robert Trent Jones (Palmetto Dunes), Harbour Town Golf Links (Sea Pines), Oldfield (Bluffton) THE SKINNY A team of golfers from the United Kingdom and Ireland take on a team of United States players in a four-day, Ryder Cup-style event MORE INFORMATION Go online to www.fishercup.com

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Palmetto Hall Plantation Club has awarded an honorary membership to Joe Caley, the club’s Wounded Warrior for 2012. The club is participating in the Adopt-A-Wounded Warrior Program. Caley lives with his wife and seven year old daughter in Augusta, Ga., where he is receiving treatment at the Eisenhower Medical Center for combat injuries sustained in Iraq. “We are delighted to welcome Joe and his family to Palmetto Hall Plantation Club,” said Ray Dznowski, Director of Operations for the Heritage Collection on Hilton Head Island. “The honorary membership program is another great way that we can show appreciation for the sacrifices made by America’s service members.”

Habitat for Humanity tournament coming to Oldfield Oldfield Golf Club in Okatie will host the 15th annual Habitat for Humanity golf tournament at 11 a.m. on Oct. 1. The cost of the tournament is $125 per person and includes lunch, dinner and a gift bag. For more information, contact Rich Spiehs at 843-3428004 or e-mail Richard.spiehs@suntrust.com

Hampton Hall hosting ‘Be A Saint’ charity scramble Hampton Hall will host the 2012 “Be A Saint” charity scramble at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 29. Proceeds will benefit the free prenatal services offered by the Pregnancy Center & Clinic of the Lowcountry. The cost is $150 and includes breakfast, lunch, refreshments and snacks. For more information, call 843-689-2222 or e-mail hhislim@gmail.com.

Callawassie to host charity tournament The 12th annual Friends of Callawassie charity golf tournament will take place at 9 a.m. Nov. 5 on Callawassie Island. The cost of the two-person event is $135 per player and includes green fee, cart fee, prize merchandise and an awards luncheon. The field is limited to the first 60 team entries. Friends of Callawassie has raised more than $360,000 for more than 80 local charities. For more information, call 843-987-2161 or go online to www.callawassieisland.com.

HHIJGA announces fall class Clinton breaks 90 using “Billigans”

Male bracket winner Rickie Fowler pummeled by Gal in finals, 99.61% to 0.39%

The Hilton Head Island/Bluffton-based Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy recently announced its fall class represents 25 counties and 22 states. The new semester began Aug. 16 and features golfers from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Ecuador, Estonia, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Panama, Serbia, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States and Venezuela. The full-time golf program consists of spending half a day on golf instruction. For the second half, students in grades five through 12 attend Heritage Academy to fulfill their academic requirements. Class work includes extensive offerings in college preparatory and honors courses.

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UPCOMING EVENTS Monday, Oct. 1 • Lowcountry Women’s Golf Association Tournament; Berkeley Hall, Bluffton; Time TBD • Habitat for Humanity Tournament; Oldfield Golf Club, Okatie; 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 • South Carolina Golf Association 16th annual Mixed Team Championship; Hamton Hall Club, Pinecrest Golf Club, Bluffton; Time TBD • Women’s South Carolina Golf Association Mixed Team Championshp; Hampton Hall, Bluffton; Time TBD • International Junior Golf Tour tournament; Port Royal Planter’s Row, Hilton Head Island; Time TBD

Sea Pines announces new clubhouse for Heron Point, Ocean Course SEA PINES RESORT is building a new 16,000 square-foot clubhouse for its Heron Point and Ocean golf courses. The clubhouse will reside on the site of the current Plantation Club. Planned amenities include an expansive pro shop; a bar and grill; 2,000 square feet of meeting space; a new golf learning center and spacious locker rooms. Completion of the new clubhouse is slated for late 2013. Both Heron Point and the Ocean Course will remain open during construction.

Sunday, Oct. 14 • South Carolina Golf Association 16th annual Mixed Team Championship; Hamton Hall Club, Pinecrest Golf Club, Bluffton; Time TBD • Women’s South Carolina Golf Association Mixed Team Championship; Hampton Hall, Bluffton; Time TBD • International Junior Golf Tour tournament; Port Royal Planter’s Row, Hilton Head Island; Time TBD Monday, Oct. 15 • Lowcountry Women’s Golf Association Tournament; Pinecrest; Time TBD Saturday, Oct. 20 • International Junior Golf Tour tournament; Savannah Quarters, Pooler, Ga.; Time TBD

Sunday, Oct. 21 • International Junior Golf Tour tournament; Savannah Quarters, Pooler, Ga.; Time TBD Monday, Oct. 22 • Hilton Head Island Amateur Golf Association, Hilton Head Island Professional Golf Association Honors Cup; Chechessee Creek Club; 7:30 a.m. • Hilton Head Island Professional Golf Association Pro-Assistant; TBD Monday, Oct. 29 • 2012 Hilton Head Island Amateur Golf Association and Hilton Head Island Professional Golf Association Pro-Am; Oldfield Golf Club, Okatie; Time TBD • ‘Be A Saint’ charity scramble; Hampton Hall Golf Club, Bluffton; 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 • International Junior Golf Tour tournament; Oyster Reef Golf Club, Hilton Head Island Sunday, Nov. 4 • International Junior Golf Tour tournament; Oyster Reef Golf Club, Hilton Head Island; Time TBD Monday, Nov. 5 • Friends of Callawassie charity tournament; Callawassie Island Club; 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12 • Lowcountry Women’s Golf Association Tournament; Wextford; Time TBD • Memory Matters Charity Tournament; Moss Creek Golf Club; 9 a.m.

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Dataw Delight PHOTO COURTESY OF DAVID WARREN

RENOVATED MORGAN RIVER COURSE UNVEILED by Lance Hanlin

READY TO PLAY: New fairway grass was put down on hole No. 18 of the Morgan River course. It was one of the many changes recently unveiled following a $5.4 million renovation of Dataw Island’s two courses.

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fter two years and $5.4 million in renovations, Dataw Island residents now have access to two upgraded championship golf courses. Improvements inside the 870acre gated community started with the acclaimed Cotton Dike course in 2010 and ended with the unveiling of the new Morgan River course last month. Residents, club officials and select members of the media got their first chance to play the new Morgan River layout Sept. 12 in a grand reopening tournament. “It was spectacular,” Dataw member Jim Foley said. “For a course that just got rebuilt, the greens and tees were magnificent. These guys did a whale of a job.” While renovations weren’t as dramatic as they were on the Cotton Dike track, many significant upgrades were made to Morgan River. Irrigation was replaced, cart paths were repaired and straightened, bunkers were improved, new drainage was installed, lake banks were restored and several trees were pruned to allow more sunlight on the fairways and greens. All greens were also re-grassed with Miniverde Ultradwarf Bermuda grass. Dataw member

Bernie Chalmers made the most of the improved surfaces, rolling in four clutch putts for his foursome in the tournament. “I think the course is very playable,” Chalmers said. “The greens are true and the turf has grown in very consistently. The changes to the five or six holes are good, mainly because it turns it into a different golf course for us to play. I’ve been playing this course for 15 years. This is a nice change.” When designer Arthur Hills opened Morgan River in 1989, he described it as “delightful.” Words such as relaxing, beautiful and unique also fit. Unlike many private communities, some of the most valuable waterfront property at Dataw wasn’t sold for home sites, it was used for golf. The Morgan River, home to Megalodon and other types of fossil shark teeth, is very much a part of the course named after it. Water comes into play on 10 of the 18 holes. It measures 6,646 from the longest tees and is the narrowest Dataw course, placing a premium on accuracy. “The views are unbelievable,” assistant golf professional Stuart Carrihill said. “We have two very different golf courses that give you two unique experiences. If

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you’re going to play golf like our members do, day in and day out, you want two completely different venues. That’s what they’ve got.” The renovation project was handled by course designer and former Augusta National superintendent Billy Fuller. The goal of his design company was to bring course specifications up to par by incorporating modern golf design principals, in turn making the club competitive with the marketplace for the next 20 to 30 years. Mission accomplished. “I’m very pleased with both courses,” Dataw member Bob Hazelrigg said. “The Cotton Dike course has been just wonderful. The greens hold well. I think every indication shows (the Morgan River greens) will as well in just a couple of months. I think both renovations are really great.” G

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IMPROVED Both of Dataw Island’s championship golf courses got a recent facelift. Here is a look at both layouts.

COURSE Cotton Dike

COURSE Morgan River

YEAR BUILT 2008 (Tom Fazio)

YEAR BUILT 1989 (Arthur Hills)

RENOVATION 2010 (Billy Fuller)

RENOVATION 2012 (Billy Fuller)

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RATING/SLOPE (WHITE) 68.7/124

RATING/SLOPE (WHITE) 68.5/121

WHAT'S NEW Seventeen of the greens were cored out and recontoured. All of the greens were re-grassed with MiniVerde Ultra Dwarf Bermudagrass. Fairways were converted to Celebration Bermuda, a grass better suited for shade and heat. A new drainage system was installed. Bunkers got new drainage and sand.

WHAT'S NEW All bunkers were redone, cart paths were repaired, lake banks were restored and several trees were pruned to allow more sunlight to the fairways. All greens were re-grassed with Miniverde Ultradwarf Bermuda. New fairway grass was put down for holes 1, 17 and 18. The irrigation was replaced.

DETAILS The course was originally created out of the marshes by a series of dikes originally used to generate more land for cotton fields during the plantation days. The course requires strategy and accuracy. Nearly half of the 18 holes lie along the pristine marsh waters of Jenkins Creek.

DETAILS The Morgan River course is narrower than the Cotton Dike and challenges every shot, demanding accuracy at all times. The beauty of the course is apparent as it winds through the scattered oak trees, framing water views of the Morgan River.

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C O U R S E S Y O U C A N P L AY Country Club of Hilton Head 70 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island hiltonheadclub.com 843-681-4653 Oct. 1 rates: Call clubhouse

Palmetto Dunes Arthur Hills Course 2 Leamington Lane, Hilton Head Island palmettodunes.com 843-785-1138 Oct. 1 rates: Call clubhouse

Crescent Pointe Golf Club 1 Crescent Pointe, Bluffton crescentpointegolf.com 843-706-2600 Oct. 1 rates: $69 morning; $59 afternoon; $49 after 3 p.m.

Palmetto Dunes George Fazio Course 2 Carnoustie, Hilton Head Island palmettodunes.com 843-785-1138 Oct. 1 rates: Call clubhouse

Eagle’s Point Golf Club 1 Eagle’s Pointe, Bluffton eaglespointegolf.com 843-757-5900 Oct. 1 rates: $69 morning; $59 afternoon; $49 after 3 p.m. Golden Bear at Indigo Run 72 Golden Bear Way, Hilton Head Island 843-689-2200 Oct. 1 rates: $89 morning; $69 afternoon Hampton Hall 170 Hampton Hall Blvd., Bluffton hamptonhallsc.com 843-815-8720 Oct. 1 rates: $87 morning; $74 afternoon Harbour Town Golf Links 11 Lighthouse Lane, Hilton Head Island seapines.com 843-363-8385 Oct. 1 rates: $249 morning; $189 afternoon Heron Point By Pete Dye 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island seapines.com 843-842-1477 Oct. 1 rates: $124 morning; $89 afternoon Hilton Head Lakes 2005 Wiregrass Way, Hardeeville hiltonheadlakes.com 843-208-5353 Oct. 1 rates: $45 before 2 p.m., $25 after Hilton Head National Golf Club 60 Hilton Head National Drive, Hilton Head golfhiltonheadnational.com 843-842-5900 Oct. 1 rates: $90 morning; $77 after 11 a.m.; $64 after 1 p.m.; $46 after 3 p.m. Island West Golf Club 40 Island West Drive, Bluffton islandwestgolf.net 843-815-6660 Oct. 1 rates: $45 morning; $35 afternoon Lady’s Island Country Club 139 Francis Marion Circle, Beaufort ladysislandcc.com 843-524-3635 Oct. 1 rates: $35 morning; $25 afternoon Old Carolina Golf Club (9 holes) 89 Old Carolina Road, Bluffton www.oldcarolinagc.com 843-757-8311 Oct. 1 rates: $15 before 9 a.m.; $24 after 9 a.m.; $15 after 4 p.m. Old South Golf Links 50 Buckingham Plantation Drive, Bluffton oldsouthgolf.com 843-785-5353 Oct. 1 rates: $80 morning; $65 afternoon Oyster Reef Golf Club 155 High Bluff Road, Hilton Head Island oysterreefgolfclub.com 843-681-1764 Oct. 1 rates: $95 before 11 a.m., $75 before 2 p.m., $40 after 2 p.m. 136

Palmetto Dunes Robert Trent Jones 7 Trent Jones Lane, Hilton Head Island palmettodunes.com 843-785-1138 Oct. 1 rates: Call clubhouse Palmetto Hall Plantation Arthur Hills and Robert Cupp courses 108 Fort Howell Drive, Hilton Head Island palmettohallgolf.com 843-342-2582 Oct. 1 rates: $95 before 11 a.m., $75 before 2 p.m., $40 after 2 p.m. Pinecrest Golf Club 1 Pinecrest Way, Bluffton pinecrestsc.com 843-757-8960 Oct. 1 rates: $45 morning; $35 afternoon Pintail Creek Golf Club 261 Pin Tail Creek Drive, Hardeeville 843-784-2426 Oct. 1 rates: $26 morning; $22 after 2 p.m. Port Royal Golf Club Planter’s Row, Robber’s Row and Barony courses 10 Clubhouse Drive, Hilton Head Island portroyalgolfclub.com 843-681-1700 Oct. 1 rates: $95 before 11 a.m., $75 before 2 p.m., $40 after 2 p.m. Rose Hill Golf Club 4 Clubhouse Drive, Bluffton golfrosehill.com 843-757-9030 Oct. 1 rates: $40 Sanctuary at Cat Island 8 Waveland Avenue, Beaufort sanctuarygolfcatisland.com 843-524-0300 Oct. 1 rates: $60 morning; $40 after 1 p.m., $24 after 4 p.m. Shipyard Golf Club Brigantine, Clipper and Galleon courses 45 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island shipyardgolfclub.com 843-686-8802 Oct. 1 rates: $95 before 11 a.m., $75 before 2 p.m., $40 after 2 p.m. Sea Pines Ocean Course 100 N. Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island seapines.com 843-842-1477 Oct. 1 rates: $114 morning; $104 afternoon Sun City - Argent Lakes 1291 Sergeant William Jasper Blvd. 843-645-0507 Oct. 1 rates: $39 morning; $33 afternoon Sun City - Hidden Cypress 672 Cypress Hills Drive, Bluffton 843-705-4999 Oct. 1 rates: $47 morning; $42 afternoon Sun City - Okatie Creek 60 Sun City Club Lane, Bluffton 843-705-4653 Oct. 1 rates: $47 morning; $32 afternoon

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P R I VAT E C O U R S E S Bear Creek Golf Club 237 Whooping Crane Way, Hilton Head bearcreekgolfclub.org 843-681-2667 Belfair Plantation East and West courses 200 Belfair Oaks Blvd., Bluffton belfair1811.com 843-757-0700 Berkeley Hall North and South courses 366 Good Hope Road, Bluffton berkeleyhallclub.com 843-815-8494

Golf Club at Indigo Run 101 Berwick Drive, Hilton Head Island clubcorp.com/Clubs/The-Golf-Club-atIndigo-Run 843-689-3500 Haig Point 10 Haig Point Circle, Hilton Head Island haigpoint.com 843-341-8155 Long Cove Club 44 Long Cove Drive, Hilton Head Island longcoveclub.org 843-686-1020

Brays Island Plantation 115 Brays Island Drive, Sheldon braysisland.com 843-846-3170

Moss Creek Golf Club Devil’s Elbow North and South courses 100 Devil’s Elbow Lane, Hilton Head Island Mosscrek-hiltonhead.com 843-837-2231

Callawassie Island Club 176 Callawassie Drive, Okatie callawassieisland.com 843-987-2125

Oldfield 136 Oldfield Way, Okatie Oldfield1732.com 843-379-5051

Chechessee Creek Club 18 Chechessee Creek Drive, Okatie chechesseecreekclub.com 843-987-7000

May River Club/Palmetto Bluff 1 Village Park Square, Bluffton palmettobluff.com 866-316-5262

Colleton River Dye and Nicklaus courses 60 Colleton River Drive, Bluffton colletonriverclub.com 843-836-4400

Sea Pines Country Club 30 Governors Road, Hilton Head Island Seapinescountryclub.com 843-671-2345

Dataw Island Club Cotton Dike and Morgan River courses 100 Dataw Club Road, St. Helena Island dataw.org 843-838-8250 Dolphin Head Golf Club 56 High Bluff Road, Hilton Head Island dolphinheadgc.com 843-681-5550 Fripp Island Resort Ocean Creek and Ocean Point courses 201 Tarpon Blvd., Fripp Island frippislandresort.com 888-741-8974

Spanish Wells Golf Club One Brams Point Road, Hilton Head Island spanishwellsclub.com 843-681-2819 Old Tabby Links/Spring Island 42 Mobley Oaks Lane, Okatie Springisland.com 843-987-2200 Wexford Plantation 111 Wexford Club Drive, Hilton Head Island wexfordplantation.com 843-686-8810 To add your club to our directory, e-mail lhanlin@golfersguide.com

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SAVE THE FOLLY, SAVE OURSELVES Folly, n: (1) Lack of good sense. 2. Water running near trees.

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LEAVING THE OCEAN SHORELINE on Hilton Head Island is the humble creek known simply as “The Folly.” Sometimes this curling inlet is a shallow trickling stream — a place to wade, whet a fishing line, and bait blue crabs. But don’t be fooled: this creek can play rough. At high tide, and even more dramatically, in a nor’easter or hurricane, this watercourse swells from trickle to surge. Tidewater pours into the shallow salt marsh basin nestled between Burke’s Beach and Singleton Beach. Once water floods the marsh, and if the wind is pushing hard inland, the water will keep rising — threatening to top Singleton Beach Road and Burke’s Beach Road, and strand the subdivisions there. If the storm lasts long enough, the seawater surge will flood these communities and sweep inland. It has in times past.

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THE SHARDS OF HISTORY Hilton Head Island is actually two islands hinged together at the Folly Inlet. Geologically, this isle is “a compound barrier island” with a Pleistocene (a period of time, or Epoch, over 10,000 years ago) core melded to a Holocene (an Epoch less than 10,000 years ago) fringe. Land north of Broad Creek is most ancient. Areas from Folly Field to Sea Pines are geological newbies. The proof is in the soil types, the vegetation, and the drainage. The Folly basin is the nexus between two distinct lands, draining each but sacrificing its essence to modern development and the dredge. Folly Creek once flowed unbroken from its present ocean outlet and through modern Palmetto Dunes, Shipyard Plantation and Sea Pines, where it drained out to sea near South Beach. This inland watercourse was likely a tidalfreshwater fishing and hunting ground for Indian groups over thousands of years. Pottery and other artifacts, dating 4,000 years ago, have been discovered in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, where the inlet once flowed. Other than the vast salt marsh, the only natural remnant of the ancient Folly is “Boggy Gut”—a wetland in the center of the preserve. When hurricanes have struck Hilton Head Island, seawater would have poured up the Folly and Broad Creek, and across plantation lands, causing flooding and loss of life. There is evidence (gain in soils) that the two creeks merged, temporarily cutting the island in two. The most reported storm was “The Big Blow” of 1893, in which 2,000 persons died in Beaufort County. Hurricane David (1989) wiped out most of Collier Beach and the Sunset neighborhood that once stood there.

But who remembers? Collier Beach, ravaged by erosion, has never recovered. There are no historic markers to educate the public. People still do not know about the Folly — the beauty and the danger that lurk there. A PARK AT THE FOLLY? Since the mid-’80s, the Town of Hilton Head Island has considered creating a beach park at the Folly Inlet. On the surface, this idea is worthwhile. Such a facility could tie into the nearby Chaplin Park and add improved access for cars, bicyclists, and pedestrians. It could be the grand “Central Park” that this community has always lacked. The highest and best use of the sensitive Folly basin would be low-impact activities: upland bike paths, perimeter nature trails, and sidewalks could provide easy, scenic access from the Chaplin Park to the beach. Guided tours and interpretive exhibits would portray the natural history, environment and cultural use of the area. Overlooks would offer long views of sunrises and wildlife. Boardwalks should follow the marsh edge, but not bridge across the Folly basin. These would impede water circulation and shade native plants. Most importantly: In a hurricane, even the sturdiest construction can break apart and become a destructive battering ram. As for woebegone Collier Beach: This site is ravaged by erosion. Its small dunes barely cover the rubble of Seaside. The only use for this outcrop should be as an access for emergency vehicles. The Folly is scenic and inviting. But she is volatile and potentially dangerous. The best way to protect the people who visit her is through education and park access that stays safely on high ground. M October 2012

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An intimate evening with Jane Seymour Oct. 25 During her visit to the island to show her works at Karis Art Gallery, Dr. Quinn herself, Jane Seymour, will spend an evening with Monthly. This VIP evening will benefi t the American Cancer Society.

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Polo for Charity

Oct. 14 Cheer, picnic and stomp divots for a cause. See page 154.

Culinary conundrum

Oct. 26-Nov. 4. Read our full coverage on pages 52-65.

Oct. 13 The Hilton Head Burgers & Brew Festival and the Kiwanis Club Chili Cookoff are on the same day. Stock up on antacids and go to both.

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Speaking Figuratively: Oct. 8 through Nov. 17 at SoBA Gallery, Calhoun Street. The Society of Bluffton Artists presents “Speaking Figuratively,” a collection of figure paintings by two accomplished artists, Mary B. Kelly and Marilyn Dizikes. The public is invited to a reception for the artists from 3-5 p.m., Oct. 14 at the SOBA Gallery where refreshments will be served. www.sobagallery.com or 843-757-6586

Agatha Christie’s The Unexpected Guest: 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 or 7 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 2-21 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. In dense fog near the South Welsh coastline, a stranger runs his car into a ditch and arrives at a nearby country house. Inside, he finds the murdered body of a former big-game hunter. The dead man’s wife is near the body with a gun in her hand. Is she guilty or is she protecting someone? Appearances are sure to deceive in this very clever and captivating twisty, misty, mystery. Tickets are $44 for adults and $31 for children. ($5 less for previews Oct. 2-4) www.artshhi.com or 843842-ARTS

Jane Seymour at Karis Art Gallery: Oct. 24-27 at Karis Art Gallery in the Village at Wexford. Paintings by actress, artist and philanthropist Jane Seymour will be on display at Karis Art Gallery in The Village at Wexford daily. Seymour will appear from 1-3 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. on Oct. 27. Read our interview with Seymour, and learn more about the Hilton Head Monthly/Jane Seymour fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Oct. 25 on page 68. 843-785-5100

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OLIVER at Main Street Youth Theatre: 7 p.m. Oct. 3-7, 2 p.m. Oct. 6-7. See sidebar, page 146 for details.

The Satire Diaries: Too Stupid to Fail: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13 at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center. ARTworks presents a show for anyone guilty of contributing to the 21st century. “The Satire Diaries” is a musical revue of social satire that lampoons movies, popular culture, dating, men & women, arts, politics, and much, much more! Four actors and a pianist perform acts such as a news medley of current events; the “Bathroom Mirror Ballet” of a couple getting ready for their first date; and”Fertilization Explained!”a newly discovered operetta by Gilbert & Sullivan and Masters & Johnson. The Satire Diaries is directed by and featuring Stan Gill, following his 2011 production of “Mark Twain’s Final Tour.” Tickets are $17 general admission and $12 for groups of 10+, not for kids under 14. www.ArtWorksIn Beaufort.org, 843-379-2787

Bridging Cultures & Generations Through Music: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Battery Creek High School. The Charleston Symphony Orchestra Spiritual Ensemble will perform a program that includes “Circa 1871: An Ode to the Fisk University Jubilee Singers,” plus student singers from two local high schools. This concert is presented by ARTworks, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. General admission is $17, $12 for students and groups of 10 or more or $7 for children under 12. www.artworksinbeaufort.org, 843-379-2787 The Fantasticks: 8 p.m. Oct. 26 at May River Theatre. The May River Theatre Co., Inc. will present the third production of its 11th season — the musical fable “The Fantasticks” — The world’s longest running musical and the longest running legitimate show in any category in American theatre history. Highlighted by “Try To Remember” and many other delights‚ “The Fantasticks” opens at 8 p.m. Oct. 26. Other evening performances will

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lowcountry calendar be on Oct. 27, and Nov. 2, 3, 9 and 10. Sunday matinee performances will be on Oct. 28 and Nov. 4 and 11. All performances will be in Bluffton Town Hall’s Ulmer Auditorium at the corner of Bridge and Pritchard streets in downtown Bluffton. All tickets are $20 and can be charged to Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. The Box Office is located at 138 Burnt Church Road. www.mayrivertheatre.com, 843-837-7798

FUNDRAISERS Hounds on the Harbour: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 6 at Harbour Town. Join the Hilton Head Humane Association in Harbour Town for fun with your hound,

featuring “American Fido.” Get your pup ready for the canine version of ‘American Idol’ then take the stage to show off your best song, dance, or trick. Also on hand will be numerous providers of dog-related services, including grooming, boarding, training, vets, retail products. Most importantly, the Hilton Head Humane Association will have dogs available for adoption. A special show featuring Frisbee catching dogs will take place at 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Also, specially trained dogs will be performing on an agility course, and those in attendance are welcome to try out the course with their canine. 843-842-1979 Continues on page 145 >>

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rom 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 7, Hilton Head Island Fire and Rescue (Station 4, Squire Pope Road) will raise awareness about fire safety through its Fire Prevention Pancake Breakfast and live burn. Attendees will have the opportunity to look around the fire station, visit with fire rescue personnel, see Sparky the fire dog mascot, and enjoy a free breakfast with family and friends. There will also be fire safety literature on hand for guests to sift through to further raise awareness. This event has been going on since 2004, and is the annual kickoff to Fire Prevention Week. “Even though Fire Prevention Week is only once a year, it's important that we all take responsibility for our own fire safety year-round,” said Cinda Seamon, the public education officer of the HHI Fire and Rescue. The live burn portion of the event entails setting fire to two

small rooms simultaneously, one with just a smoke alarm and one with a smoke alarm and sprinkler. The demonstration allows viewers to see when the smoke alarm and sprinkler activate, and how quickly fire can spread in homes. The display also shows the great deal of destruction fires can quickly cause, further raising awareness for the importance and need of home fire safety technology. Seamon added, “Fire Prevention Week is just a reminder that we should practice fire safety daily. It's up to us to keep our families and community fire-safe.” October 2012

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Hop to it: The 2012 Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival

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Scan this QR code with your smart phone to check out the entire beer list at this year’s festival.

EDITOR’S PICKS: Abita Turbo Dog: A classic British brown ale with a Cajun kick. Palmetto Aftershock: An S.C.-brewed beer full of malty goodness. Pig Swig: Cast your vote red (Pig Tail Ale) or blue (Pig Pen Pilsner), either way you win. R.J. Rocker’s Bell Ringer: Delicious, but this high-gravity ale will sneak up on you.

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he 2nd Annual Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival will return from 2-5 p.m., Nov. 3 at the Calhoun Street Promenade in Historic Downtown Bluffton. The Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival will offer an exceptional selection of over 125 of the world’s best ales, stouts, lagers, pilsners and more. With offerings from great breweries around the world including Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands and American craft breweries, The Bluffton Beer Fest is a must for all beer lovers. The festival will also feature live music, vendors and a food court

with a wide variety of foods from six Bluffton area restaurants. Bluffton Beer Festival Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, a Beer Festival Souvenir Sampling Glass (first 1,000) and six samples are included with a festival ticket. The cost for additional 4-ounce samples vary from $1 to $3. A festival ticket is required to sample beer. The price of the beer samples are based on the style and gravity of the beers. A portion of proceeds from the event with go to benefit the Palmetto Animal League. The Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival is a green event. Plastic bottles, cans and

cardboard will be collected for recycling. Tickets are on sale now at the following sponsor locations: Captain Woody’s Bar & Grill, Wild Wing Cafe, Montana’s Restaurant & Grizzly Bar, Bomboras Grille, Promenade 9, Vineyard 55, The Lodge Beer & Growler Bar, Corks Wine Bar and Towne Center Tobacco & Wine. The Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival is sponsored by: Coastal Connections, Classic Party Rentals, Eco Water, Fisher Recycling, Snyder’s Pretzels, The Drive 103.1 and Hilton Head Monthly. www.blufftonbeerfest.com

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Continued from page 143 Cat-A-Thon at Tara’s: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 13 at Tara’s at Moss Creek. Tara’s will be taking donations for haircuts during the Cat-A-Thon CutA-Thon to benefit Hilton Head Humane Association’s feral cat program. 843-842-4911 The 19th annual Polo for Charity event: 2 p.m. Oct. 14. See sidebar, page 154 for details. Take Flight dance to support Osprey Village: 5 p.m. Oct. 17 at Montana’s Restaurant & Grizzly Bar. Dance the night away to three hours of lively performances by Target the Band, Bobby Ryder, Lavon Stevens, Earl Williams and others. The Hilton Head Island Shag Club will provide shag lessons. The suggested $10 donation grants access to the dance and silent auction. www.ospreyvillage.org or 843-8362002

Hilton Head Plantation Craft Workshop Annual Show and Craft Sale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 20 at St. Francis by the Sea Roman Catholic Church, 45 Beach City Road. Items as diverse as jewelry, personalized license plates, silk scarves and more will be sold to benefit Hospice Care of the Lowcountry. 843-681-8407 Clothing connection: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Oct. 20 at Lowcountry Community Church and Hilton Head Island Community Church. Read more details in the sidebar, page 149. Bluffton: 843-836-1101. Hilton Head: 843-681-3399 Hilton Head Monthly VIP fundraiser with Jane Seymour: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 25 at Karis Art Gallery in The Village at Wexford. Monthly presents a VIP dinner with Jane Seymour at Karis Art Gallery with food from ELA’s. A $2,500 entrance fee goes towards the purchase of artwork, and a portion of

the proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. 843-785-5100

FESTIVALS 11th Annual Fall Festival and Bazaar: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 13 at Church of the Palms United Methodist, S.C. 170 at Cherry Point in Okatie. The event will feature a silent auction, Grandma’s Attic thrift shop, arts and crafts, home made casseroles (heat and serve), home-made baked goods, and Rada Cutlery and cookbooks. There will also be children’s games and activities and a food court. All proceeds will be used to support local outreach missions. 843-379-1888 Hilton Head Burgers & Brew Festival: 12-6 p.m. Oct. 13 at Shelter Cove Community Park. The Island Recreation Association, USCB and TD Bank are proud to present, for the first time ever, the Hilton Head Burgers & Brew Festival. Local restaurants will

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cook their best burgers from noon-6 p.m. in a fun-filled, festive atmosphere with live music from Cranford & Sons. Also new this year will be karaoke for those brave enough to showcase their musical talents. Meanwhile, one end of the park will be converted into a beer garden with over 20 different beers from Budweiser Continues on page 148 >>

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onsider yourself at home. Consider yourself part of the family.” These lyrics are from one of the most recognizable musical numbers in “Oliver!,” the Main Street Youth Theatre’s fall production. And a family show it is! There are fathers and daughters, a father and son, a mother and daughter, a mother and son, a husband and wife, a brother and sister, sisters and sisters and a brother and brother for a grand total of five sets of siblings in this Tony awardwinning musical. More than 50 adults and children from Beaufort, Bluffton and Hilton Head; from private and public schools and from elementary to high school age will perform under the direction of long-time director/choreographer

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Jodi Layman. Bill and Betsy Peterson are musical directors. One of the greatest musicals of all time, “Oliver” won three Tony awards when it appeared on stage more than 40 years ago. Featuring musical classics such as “Food, Glorious Food,” “I’d Do Anything,” “Where is Love?” “Consider Yourself,” “As Long As He Needs Me,” and “Who Will Buy,” this show continues to captivate children and adults alike. “Oliver” is based on Charles Dickens’ moving tale of Oliver Twist, (played by John Rosenblum) an orphan boy who escapes from the orphanage only to end up in the company of pickpockets. When Oliver has a chance to live a good life, love and hate battle as Sykes, played by Steve Conrad and his girlfriend, Nancy,

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played by Angela Hamilton, have different ideas for the young boy. Dickens’ characters are always larger-than-life, and the musical captures his unforgettable creations. Rosenblum is a Blufftonian and newcomer to the MSYT stage, along with Ivan Estrada who plays the notable “Artful Dodger” and hails from Beaufort. David Pullon is the incorrigible Fagin who leads the pack of pickpockets. Pullon was last seen on stage at the Hilton Head Youth Theatre on Dunnagan’s Alley more than 25 years ago! Joining him as the villainous Sykes is high school buddy, Steve Conrad, who also hasn’t been on stage since he played Marryin Sam in the Hilton Head Youth Theatre’s production of “Li’l Abner.” Conrad joins his daughter Ashtyn, ensemble and MYST veteran on stage. This family affair continues with husband and wife April and Sugar Hinton (also a high school buddy of Conrad and Pullon), who play

Mr. and Mrs. Sowerberry (the undertaker and his wife), along with daughter Katy who plays Charlotte, and son Erik, who is one of the workhouse boys and pickpockets. The three Suggs sisters contribute to the family show in various ensemble roles, along with sisters Skyleigh and Katie Raisch. Logan Naddy, who is playing Noah, shares the stage with brother Christian playing a workhouse boy. And the only brother and sister team are Ethan Helms, who plays a workhouse boy, and his sister Adilynn, who is in the ensemble. “Oliver!” will be played at the Visual and Performing Arts Center at Hilton Head High School. The show will open at 7 p.m. Oct 3-7 and 2 p.m. and Oct. 6-7. To purchase tickets, visit online at www.msyt.org or call 689MAIN. Adult tickets are $20 and student tickets are $10. Military and seniors are $18 and group rates are available.

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owCountry Community Church (LCC) is accepting donations of clean, gently used clothing for babies, children, men, and women, along with baby furniture and bed and bath linens. Items may be dropped off at the storage pod in the church parking lot at 801 Buckwalter Parkway, across from Bluffton High School. Call the church office at 836-1101 with questions. And, don’t forget to attend the 7th annual “Clothing Connection” from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Oct. 20. This is a free community-wide event at LowCountry Community Church. Mark Howard, Communications Director at LCC, said, “The Clothing Connection is a great opportunity

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for us to come together and meet each other’s needs for not only clothing, but for community. Think of it as an old-fashioned clothing swap, except that now we are collecting the clothing ahead of time and then coming together as a community family to trade! “We are doing this to show love to the wonderful people in our community. You don’t have to be a churchgoer to participate. We do not want anything in return. We just want to pass on the blessings.” Hilton Head Island residents, Hilton Head Island Community Church, located at 860 William Hilton Parkway, is partnering with LCC to host a “Clothing Connection” at its church location from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Oct. 20.

Continued from page 145 available to taste. There will be a $5 entrance fee to enter the garden, which also includes a souvenir tasting glass. As always there will be a kids’ zone, a big screen television for college football and Adventure Radio will be broadcasting from the park. There is a $5 entrance fee with all event proceeds benefitting the Hilton Head Island Recreation Association’s Scholarship Fund and the USCB Hospitality Program. www.islandreccenter.org, 843-6817273 or info@islandreccenter.org Chili Cookoff 2012: 12-4 p.m. Oct. 13 at Honey Horn. Hilton Head’s local bean-burning competition adheres to the strict tenet of “Anything Goes.” From alligator to chicken to possum along with the more traditional fixin’s, you will find a bit of everything at the

Chili Cookoff. There are two types of judging for the competition. First, the general public is allowed to vote for the best chili in both professional and amateur categories. A group of honorable judges will determine the best chili in a separate judging. One ticket allows you to eat as much chili as you like. Beverages are extra. Antacids are provided by Burke’s Pharmacy. Advance tickets are $10 and available through any Kiwanis member, Burke’s Pharmacy, The Coastal Discovery Museum, or any location of NBSC or Wachovia bank. Tickets are also available at the door for $12. Musical entertainment will be provided by The Chilly Willy Band. www.hiltonheadkiwanis.com Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival: Oct. 14-21 at various locations around Bluffton. The eighth annual Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood

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Festival will be held in the historic district of Bluffton. The festival is a week-long event offering myriad activities, showcasing the locally harvested seafood, delicious Lowcountry cuisine, rich history, culture and art of the area and Southern hospitality found only in Bluffton. The highlight of the festival is the Streetfest, Oct. 20 and 21, which includes a juried fine art show featuring over 100 artists from 10 different states displaying and selling their art, delicious food provided by the area’s premier restaurants and caterers and great music. And on Author night, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 17, Ken Burger, Mary Alice Monroe and Barbara J. Bergwerf will speak at the Rotary Community Center at Oscar Frazier Park. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided alongside the book sale and signing. A $5 donation to Port Royal Sound Foundation is requested. www.blufftonartsandseafood festival.com Haunted House: T7 p.m. Oct. 19, 20, 23-27 at Pineland Station. The Hilton Head Firefighters Association is sponsoring a spook-tacular Haunted House. Adults $7, children $5. Proceeds go to local charities. 843-290-7992 Latin Music Festival: 12-6 p.m. Oct. 21 at New River Auto Mall. La Isla Magazine and New River Auto Mall have teamed up to host the Latin Music Festival in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. The event will feature live musical performances by Latin bands, dancing, food and drink, cultural performances, arts, crafts and kid’s activities. Entry is $2 and free for children under 1. 843-681-2393, jbello@laislamagazine.com The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance: Oct. 26-Nov. 4. Four great events, the Savannah Speed Classic, The Motoring Midway, The Car Club Jamboree and the Concours d’Elegance, combine to make up

one of the island’s signature events. Read all about the people and the machines of this amazing event on pages 52-65.

ATHLETICS 2012 Beaufort Jasper Active Adult Challenge: Oct. 19-Nov. 1. Registration for the Beaufort Jasper Active Adult Challenge is now available online at www.BJAAC.org (paper registrations are available at Sun City Fitness Centers and major sponsor locations, Hilton Head Hospital, Coastal Carolina Hospital, NHC of Bluffton and Carswell BBT Insurance). Individuals age 50 or older are eligible to participate in 61 Olympic-style events in 34 sports or activities held all over Jasper and Beaufort counties. 843-645-4515 2012 Hargray Hilton Head Island Bridge Run: 8 a.m. Oct 21: The 21st Annual Hargray Hilton Head Island Bridge Run 10K and 5K is presented by Atlantic Foot & Ankle Specialists and TD Bank. The events will start at Crossing Park and take participants over Broad Creek on the Cross Island Parkway. The Hargray Hilton Head Island Bridge Run will offer Overall and Age Group awards in 5-year male and female race divisions for both the 10K & 5K race distances. All participants will receive a colorful Hargray Hilton Head Island Bridge Run Salty Dog Cafe T-shirt. The post-race party and award ceremony will feature refreshments, music, and door prizes. bearfootsports.com or 843-757-8520 Bluffton Zombie Run: 5 p.m. Oct. 27 on the Calhoun Street Promenade. The Publix Bluffton Zombie Run is a ghostly 1-mile and 5K family twilight fun run and walk through the streets of Historic Bluffton with a Halloween theme, a costume contest and postrace block party. The event will benefit the the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and the Bluffton Fins Swim Team. Awards will be presented to top finishers in both races and for best costume for groups, individuals and pets. The Publix Zombie Run is Continues on page 151 >> October 2012

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Continued from page 149 part of the 3rd Annual Promenade Zombie Fest Halloween Block Party featuring refreshments, a costume contest, trick or treating, a kids play area, story telling, pumpkin toss and much more. www.bearfootsports.com “Be A Saint” Golf Scramble: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 29 at Hampton Hall Golf Club. This annual charity scramble will fund free early prenatal services offered by the Pregnancy Center and Clinic of the Low Country. There are separate flights for men, women and mixed teams and lots of contests & prizes highlighted by $10,000 hole-inone contest. Cost is $150 per person which includes golf, souvenir golf shirt, prizes, buffet lunch with complimentary beer, wine and more. 843-689-2222 or pzych88@gmail.com PaddleFest 2012: 10 a.m. Nov. 3 at Hunting Island State Park. A series of

3- and 6-mile kayak, canoe, outrigger canoe and stand up paddleboard races will begin and finish in the lagoon near Parking Lot J at Hunting Island State Park. All events will start together. There are categories and divisions (age groups) for everyone. Awards ceremony and cookout will follow the events at Parking Lot J. Register in person at Higher Ground, 2121 Boundary Street, Ste. 101, Beaufort, or atwww.active. com. www.highergroundbeaufort.com or 843379-4327

NIGHT OUT Rose Hill Mansion Wine Wednesday: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 3 at Rose Hill Mansion. Enjoy live entertainment, Rose Hill’s private labeled wine paired with hors d’oeuvres, all in five different rooms in the mansion. $35 per person and everyone is invited. RSVP required. 843-757-6046 or email tracey@rosehillmansion.com

Coastal Discovery Museum fifth anniversary: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 27 at Honey Horn. Partners of the Museum will be on hand with various activities, presentations, and more throughout the day to celebrate the museum’s fifth anniversary at Honey Horn. Come enjoy demonstrations of Marsh Tacky history, incredible breeds of chickens, animal displays, sweetgrass basket demonstrations, painting, and more in celebration of the museum’s rich history. www.coastaldiscovery.org An Evening of Cars and Cigars: 6-9 p.m. Nov. 1 at Carolina Cigars. Davidoff representatives will host an evening with a trio of fine AVO cigars for each attendee to savor alongside cuisine from Flora’s Italian Café. A selection of fine wines to pair with the AVO cigars will round out the experience. Guests will have the opportunity to view and vote for their choice of the three “best” cars of the evening. Guests may choose to participate in the “car competition” by making an advance reservation to exhibit their special car. Car competition will be limited

to no more than 11 vehicles. The owners of the top three vehicles will each earn a trophy with the winner also receiving a box of fine AVO cigars. Reservations are required. There will be a charge of $20 per person, the proceeds of which will be donated to charity. 843-681-8600

EDUCATION Sustainable Aquaculture Technology Development: 3 p.m. Oct. 3 at Coastal Discovery Museum. Dr. Al Stokes will speak on “Population Growth, Impacts on Fisheries, and the Need for Sustainable Aquaculture Technology Development” at the museum. The cost is $7 per person and reservations are required. 843-689-6767 ext. 223 Shrimp Trawling Experience: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Oct. 6 and Nov. 10 The Coastal Discovery Museum has Continues on page 152 >>

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Continued from page 151 announced a “Shrimp Trawling Experience” for the fall months. This interactive cruise will take you from Hudson’s dock out into Port Royal Sound where you’ll have a chance to see how a shrimp trawler works and find out about all the critters that can be found in its nets. An informative and fun experience plus, you’ll have a chance to share in the “catch” and might take some shrimp home. Cost is $40 for adults and $20 for children, with reservations required. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 USCB Lunch With Author Series with author Joanne Harris: 12 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Shore House in the Omni Hilton Head. Author Joanne Harris will take readers to the village of Lansquenet, France for the sequel to the international bestseller “Chocolat.” Lunch will be served at noon followed by her talk, Q&A

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this two-hour program. Bring a flashlight and a set of binoculars for the field portion of the program. Attendance is limited and reservations are required. 843-689-6767, ext. 223

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Star Night: 7 A THING Fangs and Stangs: 3 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Sign up for our p.m. Oct. 25 at Coastal Coastal Discovery eNewsletter at www. Discovery Museum. Museum. hiltonheadmonthly. The Coastal Discovery The museum will com to get the top Museum is pleased present an introducweekend events to announce Marvin tory program about in your inbox every Bouknight presenting the night sky led by Wednesday. “Fangs and StangsMarie McClune, masInsects and other ter naturalist and animals that bite and Coastal Discovery sting.” Bouknight, staff Museum docent, and naturalist for Oldfield Club, will be talking Kristen Mattson, co-Instructor for the South Carolina Master Naturalist Program about some of the insects and other critters in the Lowcountry that can bite and and Low Country Institute educator. This sting, from yellow jackets, mosquitoes, program introduces the constellations and no-see-ums to spiders, lizards, and that can be found in our evening sky and even snakes. You will learn to separate how to locate them. Charge is $12 for fact from fiction and discover which of adults and $7 for children ages 6-12 for

these critters to avoid and which ones don’t pose a threat to us when we’re “out and about.” Cost is $7. 843-689-6767, ext. 223

MEETINGS Hilton Head Island Singles Club meetings: Oct. 2, 4 and 9. HHISC meetings will be held at Bluffton’s British Open Pub at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 2, Casey’s Sports Bar & Grille at 6 p.m. Oct. 4 (with team trivia night), and at Pour Richard’s at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 9. www.hiltonheadislandsingles.com, 843-422-5103 Hilton Head Island Ski Club Monthly Social: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 12 at Carrabba’s Grill. Happy hour prices with dinner optional for members, skiers and non-skiers. www.hiltonheadislandskiclub.com, 843-681-4181

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The Palmetto Quilt Guild monthly meeting: 1 p.m. Oct. 18 at Christ Lutheran Church, 829 Wm Hilton Pkwy. Guest speaker Susan Brubaker Knapp has been featured in several national magazines as well as being a quilt author. Knapp focuses on ways for traditional quilters to become more creative by embracing their own “inner artist.” Guests are welcome for a $5 visit fee. Come early and socialize. www.palmettoquiltguild.org What is Unity?: 10 a.m. Oct. 28 at Seaquins Ballroom. Unity of Hilton Head will be inducting new church members during its service with The Rev. Julia Johnson Ph.D, Minister presenting a talk, “What is Unity?” Following the Sunday service there will be an all-you-can-eat ice cream social featuring homemade ice cream by Jack Frost. As always, the public is invited to attend the service and fellowship. All you can eat ice cream $5 adults $3 children. Unitychurchofhiltonhead.org.

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pend a night celebrating Legends of the Lowcountry at the first annual signature concert event sponsored by The Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island and the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1 at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa in Port Royal Plantation, Hilton Head Island. Legends of the Lowcountry will include a lively tribute to the life and music of Savannah native Johnny Mercer with memorable performances by the Savannah Jazz Orchestra featuring vocal-

ists Priscilla Williams and Terry Herron and the Vocal Jazz Project. The night will begin with heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar as well as a special appearance by the Hilton Head Island Barbershoppers singing from the Great American Songbook. At 7 p.m. the Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island will induct the first Hilton Head Island Hall of Fame honorees recognizing visionary people of the past and present who have had a lasting and extraordinary impact on the community. Legends of the Lowcountry will benefit Family Promise of Beaufort County, Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity,

Hilton Head Island Hall of Fame, Hilton Head Island Recreation Association, Driving Young America, The Sandbox and other Rotary charities. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at each of the benefiting charitable organizations, and BNC Bank locations. You may also purchase online at www.cf-lowcountry.org, www. hiltonheadislandhalloffame.com, www.hhiconcours.com/events, and www.hiltonheadrotary.org. Ticket holders will receive an additional 10 percent off Motoring Festival daily tickets with promo code. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 843-868-4100 or email HHRotary@sc.twcbc.com.

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he 19th annual Polo for Charity event, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Okatie, will be held Oct. 14 at the historic Rose Hill Plantation, Bluffton. Come out and experience Bluffton’s biggest picnic. The gates open at noon, and the match begins at 2 p.m. There will be loads of tailgating, divot stomping and plenty of people watching. Attendees have the opportunity to reserve patron sites or sit in general admission, but regardless of where you view the match, polo is a social event, so make a statement with your wardrobe. Decorate your picnic and don’t forget a hat — there is

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an annual contest with prizes for best hat and best picnic. Guests are advised to be practical, including dressing appropriately for the weather, and ensuring the shoes worn are made for divot stomping. This year’s poster and program feature the striking, original painting, “Polo,” was created by Bluffton artist David Randall, especially for the event. This painting captures the athleticism of horse and rider racing down a polo field. It will be on display and available for sale at the event with Randall available to sign your poster or print. A silent

auction featuring gift certificates from many local merchants will also be held. Event proceeds benefit the University of South CarolinaBeaufort Nursing Scholarships, Heroes on Horseback, the Okatie Rotary Scholarship fund for Bluffton High Seniors with a preference for those

majoring in health related fields, and the Happy Feet Project for shoes for second and third graders enrolled in Okatie schools. Patron slots, gourmet picnics, tents and sponsorships are available. Tickets are $15 per person at the gate on the day of the match. Tickets are $10 per person in advance and available at BB&T bank locations and Markel’s. Children under 12 are admitted free. For details, email rotarypolo@hotmail.com, call Barbara McFadden at 843-298-3055 or Julie Seymour at 843384-8010. Also, check out Polo for Charity on Facebook.

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FOOD, FUN & LIVE MUSIC! Come walk the park and “Trick or Treat” the decorated booths that line the walk! Halloween Costume Contest for the Children!

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Folk, film and family picnics: Fest season hits Savannah BY BRAD SWOPE

Savannah's cultural calendar gets crowded in October, when cooling fall temperatures prove conducive to the live folk music, massive costumed picnic concert and Old World food festivals that fill most weekends of the month. One premier event, the Savannah Folk Music Festival (Oct. 12-14) moves its trademark Sunday concert back to Grayson Stadium this year after rain plagued last year's outdoor show at Forsyth Park. This year's Sunday concert, 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 14, features bluesy singer-songwriter Doug MacLeod as headliner, joined by three other acts: Al Petteway and Amy White, Curley Maple, an Athens, Ga.-based bluegrass band; and more. The festival opens Friday, Oct. 12, with Folkfest in Ellis Square downtown featuring local performers from 7-11 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 13, an Old-Time Country Dance is scheduled 7:30-11 p.m. at Savannah Arts Academy gymnasium, 500 Washington Ave. More info: www.savannahfolk.org. Another October tradition, the city-sponsored Picnic in the Park, draws up to 23,000 people to Forsyth Park each year with its mix of competitive partying, costumery and live dance music. This year's picnic starts at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, with a theme — “Some Enchanted Evening” — which invites participants to dress as a favorite fairytale character (Cinderella, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty). Judges circulate to award prizes to the best themed buffet setups. Eddie Wilson and his Strings of the South band entertain on the bandshell starting about 7 p.m. More info: www.savannahga.gov/cityweb/ CulturalAffairsWeb. Finally, the Savannah Film Festival features the best in independent and innovative film from around the world. Hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design, the annual festival presents a full range of cinematic creativity from both awardwinning professionals and emerging student filmmakers. The festival regularly screens award-winning studio films before their national release dates at the Trustees Theater, a 1946 cinema house, and the Lucas Theatre, a former Vaudeville theater. More info: http://filmfest.scad.edu 156

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The Jazz Corner: The Martin Lesch Band featuring Whitley Deputy Kingfisher: Tableside magic with Joseph the Magician. Salty Dog Cafe: Anneliza’s kidz music at 7 and 8 p.m. San Miguel’s: Chris Jones TUESDAY Big Bamboo Café: Tom “Vegas” Vicario plays the classics at 9 p.m. Giuseppi’s Shelter Cove: Weihenstphan craft beer dinner (Oct. 16) The Jazz Corner: Gina Renee and Bob Masteller’s All-Star Quartet Salty Dog Cafe: Live music from Bruce Crichton plus Anneliza’s kidz music at 7 and 8 p.m. 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 Jazz Corner: The Earl Williams Quartet (Oct. 10, 24) or the Bobby Ryder Quartet (Oct. 3, 17, 31) Kingfisher: Acoustic favorites from Pete Carroll at 6 p.m. Red Fish: John Brackett Trio 7:30 p.m. Salty Dog Cafe: Dave Kemmerly from 6-10 p.m. and magician Gary Maurer San Miguel’s: Mike Korbar Santa Fe Cafe: Reymundo Elias from 7-10 p.m. WiseGuys: Bubbles Bubbles Bubbles Ladie’s Night starts at 5 p.m. 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. Thurs.-Sat. Dean St. Hilaire and island artists. Electric Piano: Darryl Van-Horne, Aug. 23 Frankie Bones: Treasury Estates Wine Dinner (Oct. 18) The Jazz Corner: Lavon and Louise Kingfisher: Light rock by David Wingo at 6:30 p.m. Salty Dog Cafe: Dave Kemmerly from 6-10 p.m. and magician Gary Maurer 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. Skull Creek Boathouse: LoCo Motion kickoff party at 5 p.m. benefiting LoCo Motion. FRIDAY Kingfisher: Earl Williams Band playing jazz and blues at 6 p.m. 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. Electric Piano: All-request interactive dueling pianos The Jazz Corner: Stompin’ at the Savoy (Oct. 5) All-Star Ladies of Jazz (Oct. 12) Joe Grandsen and Annie Sellick (Oct. 19) and Noel Freidline Quintet (Oct. 26). Salty Dog Cafe: Live music from Dave Kemmerly plus Anneliza’s kidz music at 7 and 8 p.m. San Miguel’s: David Marshall Santa Fe Cafe: Reymundo Elias from 7-10 p.m. Skull Creek Boathouse: Full Moon Octoberfest Party (Oct. 26)

SATURDAY Big Bamboo: Reid Richmond, 10 p.m. Black Marlin: Crab cracking and oyster roast with music by Big Bee (Oct. 20) Captain Woody’s (Bluffton): Jordan Ross 7-10 p.m. Electric Piano: Sterlin & Shuvette (Oct. 6), Dallas and Frank on dueling pianos (Oct. 13), Sterlin & Shuvette (Oct. 20) Dallas & Sterlin (Oct. 27) The Jazz Corner: Stompin’ at the Savoy (Oct. 6) All-Star Ladies of Jazz (Oct. 13) and Noel Freidline Quintet (Oct. 27). Mellow Mushroom: Karaoke on Hilton Head. The Triangle: Halloween ExScareAganza to benefit Island Rec Center (Oct. 27). 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. Skull Creek Boathouse: Lobsterfest begins at noon. SUNDAY The Jazz Corner: Deas Guyz (Oct. 14, 21) and The Headliners (Oct. 7) Kingfisher: Tableside magic with Joseph the Magician. Salty Dog Cafe: Dave Kemmerly from 6-10 p.m. and magician Gary Maurer San Miguel’s: Kirk O’Leary

Events listed subject to change To have your live music and nightlife offerings published in Monthly, email schedule for the coming month to editor@hiltonheadmonthly.com

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Cranford and Sons

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UNDERGROUND

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South Beach Orchestra

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SLIDING DOORS: YOUR GUIDE TO THE LOWCOUNTRY’S MUSIC

Martin Lesch Band Joe Joe Squirrel & Home Pickles B-Town Project Shaky Bones Jalapeño Brothers

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Lowcountry Boil White Liquor The Beagles

Broad Creek Rum Runners

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JEVON DALY

ANDY PITTS

MIKE MAJOR

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KEN KENDRICK

JOHN WILKINS

CRAIG COYNE

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JOE G.

RITCHIE DREIER

STEVE RICHARD

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KIERON O’GRADY

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KEN KENDRICK

JOHN WILKINS

CRAIG COYNE

CHRIS RUSSELL

CLARENCE WILLAIAMS

MIKE DALY

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BEN RUSS

JOE G.

RITCHIE DREIER

STEVE RICHARD

MIND THE GAP

KIERON O’GRADY

JESSE WATKINS

ADAM GARDNER

WILLIUM SNYDER

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ourning the last of the true “in season” summer tomatoes, zucchini, peppers and asparagus? Wondering what to do with a rutabaga? Wary that the autumn/winter root vegetable season is boring and bland? Well don’t — roots rule! Let’s look at these underground underdogs for a minute. They’re rich in nutrients, dietary fiber, flavor, low in fat and relatively inexpensive. If you want to get picky, strictly speaking, carrots, beets, parsnips, turnips, and rutabagas are true roots. Sweet potatoes and Jerusalem artichokes are tubers. Kohlrabi and celeriac are swollen stems (I know, sounds weird), and the ever-popular staple onion is just a plain bulb. But this is all semantics. They use different words, but they all say the same thing: autumn is coming. Before we know it they’ll be showing up on our tables and weaving their way into our season of celebrations. They’ll sneak into soups, stews, and those lovely cold-weather comfort foods that only taste right when it’s chilly enough to turn on the oven. While they do grow underground, they have nothing to hide. In the next weeks and months root vegetables will be all over local farmer’s markets and produce aisles. Sitting there showing off stunning colors and textures screaming “buy me, buy me!” Things like sweet orange and yellow carrots. Nutty-tasting ivory-colored parsnips, white and lavender turnips, gorgeous deep garnet red and golden beets, the misunderstood rutabaga (part turnip part cabbage), and the ugly duckling of them all – celeriac So with magazines, food websites and blogs in bereavement about the end of summer’s bounty with “This Is Your Last Chance…” articles all over the place, jump on a different turnip truck. In autumn and in the dead of winter there’s still so much to celebrate – Let’s get back to our roots.

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Get back to your roots (We’re talking vegetables)

ROOT VEGETABLE CHOWDER WITH PANCETTA Any combination of vegetables will work in this chunky hearty soup. Substitute chorizo sausage for the pancetta to add an extra kick. 4 MAIN COURSE SERVINGS 6 oz. pancetta, diced 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 medium leeks, thinly sliced – white and pale green parts only 3 medium carrots, peeled and cut into ¼ dice 2 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into ¼ inch dice 1 small turnip, peeled and cut into ¼ inch dice 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 1 tablespoon dried thyme 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into ¼ inch dice 1 medium Yukon Gold potato, peeled and cut into ¼ inch dice 2 tablespoons flour 1 ½ cups milk – reduced fat 1 ½ - 2 cups low sodium vegetable broth 2 tablespoons chopped chives for garnish Ground pepper to taste DIRECTIONS Cook pancetta in a large heavy saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat in olive oil until crisp. Transfer pancetta to paper towels using a slotted spoon, set aside. Add leeks, carrots, parsnips, turnip, garlic, and thyme to pan – sauté until tender about 8-10 minutes. Add potatoes and flour – stir to coat and cook - about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk and 1-½ cups of broth. Simmer uncovered until vegetables are tender and the chowder thickens – about 20-30 minutes. Add pancetta, warm a bit more, then serve immediately. Note: Can me made 1 day ahead – cover and chill. Add more broth as needed to thin chowder while re-warming.

ROASTED BEET AND GOAT CHEESE SALAD WITH AGAVE NECTAR VINAIGRETTE Using golden and garnet beets makes this a beautiful showcase salad. No agave nectar on hand? Use honey instead. SERVES 4 FOR THE SALAD 3-4 medium sized beets – golden and red ½ red onion – peeled, halved lengthwise and sliced thinly 1 English hothouse cucumber – peeled and cut into ¼ in dice 4 oz. goat cheese, crumbled Arugula, washed, drained and trimmed FOR THE DRESSING 4 teaspoons Agave nectar 4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar 1 ½ teaspoons Dijon mustard 1/3-cup canola oil DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400°F Wrap each beet in aluminum foil, enclosing them completely. Place on a baking sheet and roast until beets are tender when pierced with a fork, about 1 hour. Cool and peel then cut into ½ inch dice – if using two different colored beets, keep them separate so the colors don’t bleed together. Whisk the Agave, vinegar, mustard and canola oil together, set aside. Arrange arugula leaves on individual plates. Top with cucumber, onion and beets. Drizzle a little dressing over each, then add the crumbled goat cheese.

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RUTABAGA MASH Rutabagas make a nice change from plain mashed potatoes in both color and texture. SERVES 4 4-6 small rutabagas or two large “waxed,” peeled and cubed 5 tablespoons butter, cut into cubes Salt and pepper to taste Vegetable stock (optional) DIRECTIONS Cover rutabagas with water or stock and bring to a boil in a large saucepan. Cook until tender when pierced with a fork – approximately 40-45 minutes, then strain. Mash rutabagas in a large bowl with butter. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

OVEN BRAISED SHORT RIBS WITH A HORSERADISH APPLE CIDER SAUCE AND RUTABAGA MASH SERVES 4 6-8 boneless short ribs, about 4 lbs. 1 tablespoon smoked paprika 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 2-3 tablespoons olive oil 2 large carrots, medium chop 1 large onion, peeled and quartered 4 whole cloves of garlic, peeled 2-3 cups low sodium beef broth 1/3-cup apple cider vinegar 1/3-cup light brown sugar, packed 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 325°F. Season ribs with paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and salt and pepper. Heat a few tablespoons of oil in the bottom of a Dutch oven. Brown ribs on all sides, working in batches, two, or three at a time over medium-high heat. Transfer to plate, set aside. Add onion and carrots, cover and cook until soft about 8-10 minutes. Transfer ribs back to pot and pour in enough stock to just cover the ribs. Bring to a simmer on top of the stove, then transfer to oven and braise for 1 ½-2 hours until the ribs are almost cooked through. Whisk vinegar, sugar, horseradish and Dijon together in a separate bowl – add to pot, coating ribs completely. Continue cooking approximately ½ hour more, or until the ribs are tender and a fork passes through the meat easily. Remove ribs and keep warm. Strain juices, skim off fat and bring sauce to a boil on top of the stove – reduce by half. Serve ribs with extra sauce on the side and mashed rutabagas.

CARROT CUPCAKES WITH BEET CREAM CHEESE FROSTING Just like the carrots don’t make the cake taste like a vegetable side dish, the beets don’t make the frosting taste like a salad – they just give it a nice color and added sweetness. 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground ginger ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 ½ teaspoons salt 2 cups sugar 1 ½ cups canola oil 2 teaspoons vanilla 4 eggs 1 cup chopped walnuts ½ cup golden raisins 3 cups carrots, peeled and grated (about 6-8 medium) 8 oz. crushed pineapple, drained a bit BEET CREAM CHEESE FROSTING 8 oz. cream cheese, softened ½ cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature 3 tablespoons cooked red beets, grated and mashed with a fork 16 oz. confectioners’ sugar (about 4 1/2 cups) 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla DIRECTIONS For the cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a standard muffin tin with paper liners. Whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg together in a medium bowl. Set aside. Combine the carrots, pineapple, walnuts, and raisins in a medium bowl. Set aside. Beat the oil, sugar and vanilla on medium speed in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment – about 2 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well until incorporated and beginning to turn pale – about 3 minutes. On low speed, add the carrot mixture and continue mixing until combined. Reduce speed to “stir” and add the flour, mix until the batter is smooth. Fill each liner with approximately a scant ½ a cup of batter. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a tester inserted comes out clean and the cupcakes spring back when pressed lightly in the middle. Cool on rack. Refrigerate until ready to frost. For the frosting: Beat the butter, cream cheese, beets and vanilla on medium until smooth using an electric mixer. Slowly add the sugar and beat until incorporated and smooth. Spread frosting over cooled cupcakes. Can be made one day ahead and stored in the fridge. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour before serving. October 2012

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ATLANTA BREAD COMPANY: Soups, salads and sandwiches. 45 Pembroke Drive. 342-2253. bld BELLA ITALIA BISTRO AND PIZZA: Authentic New York-style pizza and dinners. 95 Mathews Drive in Port Royal Plaza. 6895560. ld CAROLINA CAFÉ: Lowcountry cuisine. The Westin Resort, Port Royal Plantation. 6814000, 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. www.thecrazycrab. com. 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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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. www.frankieboneshhi.com. lds

When the folks at EP whipped up this rose-hued drink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, they just had one problem: Yhey didn’t have a name for it. So we took to the Monthly Facebook page to find a winning name, and that turned out to be: “A Rosey Future” by FB friend Carlen Quinn.

HUDSON’S ON THE DOCKS: 1 Hudson Road. 681-2772. www.hudsonsonthedocks.com. ld IL CARPACCIO: Authentic northern Italian cuisine and brick-oven pizzas. 430 William Hilton Parkway in Pineland Station. www. ilcarpaccioofhiltonhead.com. 342-9949. ld

Congrats, Carlen, your first Rosey Future is on EP.

LE BISTRO MEDITERRANEAN: 430 William Hilton Parkway in Pineland Station. 6818425. lebistromediterranean.com. d

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LITTLE CHRIS CAFE: Deli sandwiches, salads, omelettes and 430 William Hilton Parkway in Pineland Station. 785-2233. bld MAIN STREET CAFÉ: Pub-style dishes, seafood. 1411 Main Street Village. 689-3999. hiltonheadcafe.com. lds

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

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

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

TJ’S TAKE AND BAKE PIZZA: 35 Main Street. Offering an expanded lunchtime menu. 6812900, www.tjstakeandbakepizza.com ld

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE: Steaks and more. 20 Hatton Place. 681-4329. ld

HUDSON’S ON THE DOCKS

PLANTATION CAFÉ AND DELI: Breakfast plates, salads, sandwiches and more. 95 Mathews Drive. 342-4472. bl

MANGIAMO!: Pizza, Italian fare, take-out and delivery. 2000 Main Street. 682-2444. www. hhipizza.com. ld

REILLEY’S GRILL AND BAR (NORTH END): Steaks, seafood, pasta and sandwiches. Happy Hour crab legs. 95 Mathews Drive. 681-4153. reilleyshiltonhead.com. ldso

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MI TIERRA (HILTON HEAD): 160 William Hilton Parkway in Fairfield Square. 342-3409. ld MICKEY’S PUB: Pub food, steaks, mussels, grilled pizzas. 435 William Hilton Parkway. 689-9952. www.mickeyspubhhi.com. ldo 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 readymade lunches. 1407 Main Street. 785-3354. ld

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IL CARPACCIO | 342-9949

TURTLES BEACH BAR & GRILL: Lowcountry fare with a Caribbean twist. Live nightly entertainment. 2 Grasslawn Avenue at the Westin Resort. 681-4000. ldo

SKULL CREEK BOATHOUSE: Fresh seafood, raw bar and American favorites. Sunset views. Thurs: Sunset reggae party. 397 Squire Pope Road. 681-3663. www.skullcreekboathouse.com. do

UP THE CREEK PUB & GRILL: Burgers, seafood and salads with waterfront views. 18 Simmons Road in Broad Creek Marina. 681-3625. ld

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

VIC’S TAVERN: Traditional pub food in a sports bar atmosphere. Pineland Station. 681-2228. ld

STREET MEET: Family-friendly menu in a 1930s-era tavern; serves food until 1 a.m.; Daily happy hour from 4-7 p.m. 95 Mathews Drive in Port Royal Plaza. 842-2570. www. streetmeethhi.com. ldo

WISEGUYS STEAKS: Contemporary twist on the classic American steakhouse. 1513 Main Street. 842-8866. www.wiseguyshhi.com. do

SUNSET GRILLE: Upscale dining, unforgettable views. 43 Jenkins Island Road. 689-6744. ldos

YUMMY HOUSE: Authentic Chinese food, buffet, free delivery. 2 Southwood Park Drive. 681-5888. www.yummyhousehiltonhead.com. ld

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COCO’S ON THE BEACH: 663 William Hilton Parkway; also located at beach marker 94A. 842-2626. cocosonthebeach.com. ld

ALEXANDER’S: Steak, seafood, desserts. 76 Queens Folly Road. 785-4999. www.alexandersrestaurant.com. ld

CAFÉ STREET TROPEZ: Seafood favorites, continental style. 841 William Hilton Parkway. 7857425. www.cafesttropezofhiltonhead.com. ldo

ANTONIO’S: The Village at Wexford 842-5505. ld

OKKO | 341-3377

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

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

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

BISTRO 17: French cuisine with harbor views. 17 Harbourside Lane in Shelter Cove. 785-5517. bistro17hhi.com. ld

ELA’S BLU WATER GRILLE: Seafood, Steak & Style. The dining ambiance offers a waterfront, pleasantly casual and intimate garden patio. Chef Chris Cohen offers the freshest seafood on Hilton Head. 1 Shelter Cove Lane. 785-3030, www.elasgrille.com. ld

ARTHUR’S: Sandwiches, salads. Arthur Hills Course, Palmetto Dunes. 785-1191. L BALI HAI FAMILY RESTAURANT: Pacific Rim cuisine with Southern flair. Open 5 p.m. 7 days a week. Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head Island. 842-0084. d

BONEFISH: 890 William Hilton Parkway. 3413772. ld CARRABBA’S ITALIAN GRILL: 14 Folly Field Drive 785-5007. ld

SANTA FE CAFE | 785-3838

CAFÉ AT THE MARRIOTT: Breakfast buffet, lunch a la carte. Oceanside at Marriott Beach and Golf Resort, Palmetto Dunes. 686-8488. bl

FLORA’S ITALIAN CAFE: Italian and European cuisine. 841 William Hilton Parkway in South Island Square. 842-8200. www.florascafeofhiltonhead.com. d

KINGFISHER | 785-4442 FRENCH BAKERY: Authentic French pastries, breads, lunch items. 430 William Hilton Parkway in Pineland Station. 342-5420. frenchbakeryhiltonhead.com. bl FUDDRUCKERS: 2A Shelter Cove Lane. 6865161. ld GIUSEPPI’S PIZZA AND PASTA: Pizza, sandwiches and fresh pasta dishes. 32 Shelter Cove Lane in Shelter Cove. 785-4144. giuseppispizza.com. ld HAROLD’S DINER: Full breakfast and lunch menu. 641 William Hilton Parkway. 842-9292. bl

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LARRY’S GIANT SUBS: Subs, NYC-style deli sandwiches, Philly cheese-steaks. 32 Shelter Cove Lane. 785-2488. www.larryssubs.com. bld

SCOTT’S FISH MARKET RESTAURANT AND BAR: Seafood and steaks on the water. 17 Harbour Side Lane. 785-7575. scottsfishmarket.com. d

LITTLE CHRIS CAFÉ: 430 William Hilton Parkway in Pineland Station, Hilton Head Island. 785-2233. bl

SEA GRASS GRILLE: Fresh seafood. 807 William Hilton Parkway. 785-9990. www.seagrassgrille.com. ld

OLD OYSTER FACTORY | 681-6040

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

HH PRIME: Fine aged prime steaks, fresh seafood, large wine selection. Hilton Oceanfront Resort in Palmetto Dunes. 3418058. blds

NEW YORK CITY PIZZA: This slice of the south end finds a new home mid-island in the Publix shopping center. 689-2229. ld

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. Early Bird specials nightly from 4:30-6 p.m.; happy hour specials nightly from 4:30-7 p.m. Outdoor seating available. 18 Harbourside Lane in Shelter Cove, Hilton Head Island. 843-7854442. www.kingfisherseafood.com. do

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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. www.oldoysterfactory.com. d PAZZO: Italian cafe and bakery. 807 William Hilton Parkway in Plantation Center. 8429463. ld

ELA’S BLU WATER GRILLE | 785-3030 POMODORI: Italian cuisine from casual to sophisticated. 1 New Orleans Road. 6863100. ld RUAN THAI CUISINE I: 81 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 785-8575. www. myruanthai.com. 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. www.sanmiguels.com. 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. 7853838. www.santafeofhiltonhead.com. ld

SIGNALS LOUNGE: 130 Shipyard Drive Crowne Plaza Resort. 842-2400. STARBUCKS: 32 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 842-4090 STREET MEET: Family-friendly menu in a 1930sera tavern; serves food until 1 a.m.; outdoor seating; block parties the last Saturday of every month starting at 6 p.m. Daily: Happy hour from 4-7 p.m, late night happy hour from 10 p.m. until close. Tuesday: L80s Night. Fridays: Fish fry. 95 Mathews Drive in Port Royal Plaza. 8422570. 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. 3418080. xohhi.com.

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ALFRED’S: European-trained executive chef Alfred Kettering combines classic American and Continental cuisine. 807 William Hilton Parkway, #1200, Hilton Head Island. 3413117. alfredsofhiltonhead.com. D ANNIE O’S: Southern style cuisine. 124 Arrow Road. 341-2664. LD ALLIGATOR GRILLE: Everything from tuna to gator, ribs to sushi. Park Plaza. 842-4888. alligatorgrilleofhiltonhead.com. D AMIGOS CAFE Y CANTINA: Ultra-casual, funky. 70 Pope Avenue. 785-8226. amigoshhi. com. ld ANGLER’S BEACH MARKET GRILL: Fresh seafood, beef, chicken; family-friendly; dinein or carry out. 2 North Forest Beach Drive, 785-3474. 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. 7857700. www.auntchiladashhi.com. ld

Bar. 86 Helmsman Way in Palmetto Bay Marina. 785-4950. www.blackmarlinhhi.com. lds

Margarita Mondays. Tues: Ladies’ Night. Thurs: Team trivia. Fri: Karaoke. 37 New Orleans Road. 785-2255. caseyshhi.com. ldo

BEACH BREAK GRILL: Baja fish tacos, Cuban sandwiches, plate lunches, salads. 24 Palmetto Bay Road, Suite F. 785-2466. Ld

BOMBORAS GRILLE AND CHILL BAR: 101 A/B Pope Avenue, Coligny Plaza. 689-2662, bomborasgrille.com ldo

CATCH 22: Seafood, steaks, raw bar. 37 New Orleans Plaza. 785-6261. www.catch22hhi. com. d

BESS’ DELICATESSEN AND CATERING: Soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts, muffins, croissants. 55 New Orleans Road, Fountain Center. 785-5504. bl

BRAVO PIZZA: 1B New Orleans Road. 3427757. ld

CHARLIE’S L’ETOILE VERTE: Small, intimate French dining. 8 New Orleans Road. 7859277. www.charliesgreenstar.com. ld

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. 686-3443. www.bigbamboocafe.com. 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. www.bistromezzalunahhi.com. 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

BRELLAS CAFÉ: Breakfast buffet, weekend seafood buffet. 130 Shipyard Drive. 8422400. bd BRITISH OPEN PUB: Authentic British food, drink, certified angus beef. 1000 William Hilton Parkway D3 in the Village at Wexford. 686-6736. britishopenpub.net. Ldo CALLAHAN’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL: Pub food in a sports-bar atmosphere. Happy Hour, 4-7 p.m. 49 New Orleans Road. 686-7665. ldo

COLIGNY BAKERY: Breads, muffins, cakes and pies baked daily. Coligny Plaza. 6864900. bl 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. corkswinecompany. com. do

CAPTAIN WOODY’S: 86 Helmsman Way in Palmetto Bay Marina. 785-2400. www.captainwoodys.com. ldo

CQ’S: 140A Lighthouse Lane. 671-2779. ld

CASEY’S SPORTS BAR AND GRILLE: Burgers, sandwiches. Happy Hour, 4-7 p.m. M-F. Mon:

CRANE’S TAVERN AND STEAKHOUSE: Steakhouse with high-end specialties. 26 New Orleans Road. 341-2333. d

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THIS MONTH’S REASON TO

Drink more wine NO. 36: BECAUSE IT’S FOR A CAUSE. Truffles recently unveiled the newest offering in its extensive wine list, the philanthropic label known as Cultivate. What sets Cultivate apart is that 10 percent of all sales go to nonprofits supporting education and basic human needs throughout the world. The revolutionary twist is that they don’t direct the funds — instead, nonprofits submit their cause and customers vote on the website, www.cultivatewines.com. And while the charity is the goal, the wine itself is reason to imbibe. Cultivate employs a worldwide network of wine experts who traverse the globe seeking out grapes and blends from all corners. Try out some of the offerings from Cultivate at Truffles.

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CRAZY CRAB (HARBOUR TOWN): 149 Lighthouse Road. 363-2722. www.thecrazycrab.com. ld DELI BY THE BEACH: Deli sandwiches with Boar’s Head meats. Village at Wexford. 7857860. ld DELISHEEEYO: Tart, fat-free, low-cal, probiotic soft serve frozen yogurt; seasonal and organic fresh fruits; organic juice bar; whole food smoothies. 32 Palmetto Bay Road. 785-3633. DANIEL’S RESTAURANT AND BAR: Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, many vegetarian selections, all organic meat. 2 North Forest Beach Drive. 341-9379. bldo

RED FISH | 686-3388 FAT BABY’S: Fresh pizza, subs. 120 Arrow Road. 842-4200. www.fatbabyspizza.com. ld FIESTA FRESH MEXICAN GRILL: 51 New Orleans Road. 785-4788. ld

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

FLAMINGO HOUSE OF DOUGHNUTS: 33 Office Park Road #A, Hilton Head Island. 686-4606

EARLE OF SANDWICH PUB: English pub food, sandwiches. 1 North Forest Beach Drive in Coligny Plaza. 785-7767. ld

FLATBREAD GRILL AND BAR: 2 North Forest Beach Drive. 341-2225, www.flatbreadgrillhhi. com. ldo

ELECTRIC PIANO: 33 Office Park Road. 7855399. www.electricpianohhi.com o

FLAVORS: Eclectic recipes from around the world. 12 Heritage Plaza. 785-3115. ld

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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. www.frostyfrog.com. 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 GRUBY’S NEW YORK DELI: Deli favorites with a NYC touch. 890 William Hilton Parkway in the Fresh Market Shoppes. 842-9111. bl

WATUSI | 686-5200 HARBOUR TOWN GRILL: Harbour Town Links Clubhouse, Sea Pines. 363-8380. bld HILTON HEAD DINER: Classicstyle diner in the New York tradition; open 24/7. 6 Marina Side Drive. 686-2400. bldo

HARBOUR SIDE CAFE: Casual outdoors burgers, hot dogs and sandwiches. Harbour Town, Sea Pines. 842-1444. ld

HILTON HEAD BREWING COMPANY: Classic American flavors, home-brewed favorites. 7C Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Plaza. 7853900. ldo

HARBOUR TOWN BAKERY AND CAFE: Freshly baked pastries, overstuffed sandwiches, soups. Harbour Town, Sea Pines. 363-2021. bl

HILTON HEAD ICE CREAM: 55 New Orleans Road, #114. 852-6333, hiltonheadicecreamshop.com

HINCHEY’S CHICAGO BAR AND GRILL: 36 South Forest Beach Drive. 686-5959. www.hincheyschicagobarandgrill.com. ldo

JAVA JOE’S: 101 Pope Avenue in Coligny Plaza. 686- 5282. www.javajoeshhi.com bldo

HINOKI OF KURAMA: Authentic Japanese cuisine, sushi. 37 New Orleans Road. 7859800. ld

JAZZ CORNER: Eclectic fine dining menu, live music nightly. Village at Wexford. 842-8620. thejazzcorner.com. do

HOT DOG HARBOUR: Unit E-5, Coligny Plaza. 785-5400. ld

JUMP AND PHIL’S BAR AND GRILL: Sandwiches and salads in a pub setting. 7 Greenwood Drive, Suite 3B. 785-9070. www. jumpandphilshhi.com. ldo

HUGO’S: 841 William Hilton Parkway. 785HUGO. ld IT’S GREEK TO ME: Authentic, casual cuisine. 11 Lagoon Road in Coligny Plaza. 842-4033. ldo

JUST PASTA: 1 North Forest Beach Drive in Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head island. 686-3900. ld 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

SAN MIGUEL’S | 842-4555

KURAMA JAPANESE STEAK AND SEAFOOD HOUSE: Japanese hibachi and sushi. 9 Palmetto Bay Road. 785-4955. www.kuramahhi.com. d

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LA HACIENDA: 11 Palmetto Bay Road. 8424982. ld LAKEHOUSE RESTAURANT: Casual atmosphere, overlooking golf course. Sea Pines. 842-1441. bl LAND’S END TAVERN: Casual family atmosphere overlooking the marina. South Beach Marina. 671-5456. www.saltydog.com. bld LODGE BEER AND GROWLER BAR: Craft brews, 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. www. hiltonheadlodge.com. do A LOWCOUNTRY BACKYARD: Lowcountry and Charleston cuisine, including fresh-baked breakfast cakes, sandwiches, seafood, salads and soups. 32 Palmetto Bay Road at The Village Exchange. 785-9273. hhbackyaRoadcom. bld MARKET STREET CAFE: American and Mediterranean cuisine.12 Coligny Plaza. 6864976. www.marketstreecafe.com. ld MARLEY’S ISLAND GRILLE: Seafood, steaks, lobster. 35 Office Park Road in Park Plaza. 686-5800. www.marleyshhi.com. do MELLOW MUSHROOM: Pizza, salads, subs, take-out available. 33 Office Park Road in Park Plaza. 686-2474. www.mellowmushroom. com/hiltonhead ldo

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MICHAEL ANTHONY’S: Regional Italian fine dining with a contemporary flair. 37 New Orleans Road. 785-6272. www.michaelanthonys.com. d MURPHY’S IRISH PUB: Enjoy a pint and some traditional Irish pub grub. 81 Pope Avenue, Heritage Plaza. 842-3448. www. murphyspubhhi.com. ldo 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. 686-2920. www. nickssteakandseafood.com. d ONE HOT MAMA’S: Slow-cooked BBQ and ribs, 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. www.onehotmamas.com. ldso PALMETTO BAY SUNRISE CAFÉ: Eggs Benedict, Bloody Marys. 86 Helmsman Way in Palmetto Bay Marina. 686-3232. palmettobaysunrisecafe.com. bl PAULIE’S COAL-FIRED PIZZA: Awardwinning pizzas. 1034 William Hilton Parkway. 785-3510. ldO PHILLY’S CAFÉ AND DELI: Salads, sandwiches. 102 Fountain Center, New Orleans Road. 785-9966. l

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PINO GELATO: Ice cream, yogurt, desserts. 1000 William Hilton Parkway in the Village at Wexford. 842-2822. pinogelato.com PLANTATION CAFÉ AND DELI (SOUTH END): Breakfast plates, salads, sandwiches and more. 81 Pope Avenue in Heritage Plaza. 785-9020. bl QUARTERDECK: 149 Lighthouse Road, Harbour Town, Sea Pines. 842-1999. ldo RED FISH: Cuban, Caribbean, Latin. 8 Archer Road. 686-3388. www.redfishofhiltonhead.com. ld REILLEY’S GRILL AND BAR (SOUTH END): Steaks, seafood, pasta and sandwiches. Happy Hour crab legs. 7D Greenwood Drive. 842-4414. reilleyshiltonheadcom. ldo REMY’S BAR AND GRILL: Fresh local seafood. Kitchen open from 11 p.m.-late. Live music nightly. Mondays: Moon Men From Mars Tuesdays: Jalapeno Brothers. Wednesdays: Treble Jay. Thursdays: Martin Lesch Trio. Fridays: CC & The Lost Boys. Saturdays: (rotates). Sundays: Big B Karaoke. 130 Arrow Road. 842-3800. www.remysbarandgrill.com. ldo RITA’S WATER ICE: 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Coligny Plaza Hilton Head. 686-2596, www.ritasice.com. ROBERT IRVINE’S EAT!: Cooking classes available. 1000 William Hilton Parkway in the Village at Wexford. 785-4850. eathhi.com. d SAGE ROOM: Unique open-air kitchen allows guests to chat with the chefs. 81 Pope Avenue, Heritage Plaza. 785-5352. www.thesageroom.com. d SALTY DOG CAFE: Outdoor hangout for burgers, sandwiches and seafood. South Beach Marina Village, Sea Pines. 6717327. www.saltydog.com. 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. seapines.com/dining. 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. skilletscafe.com. bld SMOKEHOUSE: BBQ. 34 Palmetto Bay Road. 842-4227. smokehousehhi.com. ldo 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. www.stackspancakes.net. bld STARBUCKS (SOUTH END): 11 Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head Island. 341-5477 STEAMERS: Seafood, large selection of beers. 28 Coligny Plaza. 785-2070. www.steamersseafood.com. ld STELLINI: Cuisine from New York’s Little Italy. 15 Executive Park Road. 785-7006. www.stellinihhi.com. d October 2012

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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. www.studiodining.com. d

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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, www.tjstakeandbakepizza. com ld

SWEET CAROLINA CUPCAKES: 1 N. Forest Beach Drive. 342-2611. www.sweetcarolinacupcakes.com

TOPSIDE AT THE QUARTERDECK: Steaks and seafood in a casual setting with sunset views over Calibogue Sound. Harbour Town, Sea Pines. 842-1999. d

TIKI HUT: Beachfront location; live music, specialty frozen cocktails. 1 South Forest Beach Drive at the Beach House. 785-5126. o

TRATTORIA DIVINA: Northern Italian coastal cuisine. 33 Office Park Road. 686-4442, trattoriadivina.com. d

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SALTY DOG CAFE | 671-7327 TRUFFLES CAFE (SOUTH END) : American cuisine - Homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta, ribs, steak & seafood. Terrace dining available, Happy Hour daily 4-7. Reservations accepted 785-3663. 8 Executive Park Road. trufflescafe.com. 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. trufflescafe.com. ld WATUSI: Premium soft-serve frozen yogurt, smoothie and coffee cafe. 71 Pope Avenue. 686-5200. 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. WORLD GAME BAR & GRILL: Video games, pool, big-screen TVs and free pizza during happy hour. 342-5000. ld WRECK OF THE SALTY DOG: South Beach Marina Village, Sea Pines. 671-7327. www. saltydog.com. ld

BLUFFTON AMIGOS CAFE Y CANTINA (BLUFFTON): Ultra-casual, funky. 133 Towne Drive. 8158226. ld BADABINGS PIZZA AND PASTA: 68 Bluffton

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MONTANA’S | 815-2327 Road. 836-9999. ld BLUFFTON BBQ: 11 State of Mind Street. 757-7427, blufftonbbq.com. 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 CAHILL’S MARKET & CHICKEN KITCHEN: 1055 May River Rd. 757-2921. ld CAPTAIN WOODY’S: 17 State of Mind Street in the Calhoun Street Promenade. 757-6222. www.captainwoodys.com. 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. www.claudebistro.com. ld COCONUTS BAR & GRILLE: Good food and cold drinks at 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. 815-5168. corkswinecompany. com. do

TRUFFLES | BLUFFTON: 815-5554 HH POPE: 785-3663 SEA PINES: 671-6138

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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. www.cornerperk.com bl

KOBE JAPANESE RESTAURANT: Japanese cuisine, sushi bar, hibachi available at dinner. 30 Plantation Park Drive. 757-6688. ld

HHI: 686-2474 BLUFFTON: 706-0800

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. downtowndeli.net bl FIDDLEHEAD PIZZA: Artisan pizzas made with wild yeast from Naples, Italy, plus an array of craft beers. 142 Burnt Church Road. 757-6466. www.fiddleheadpizza.com. 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. Tuesdays: Live trivia. 25 Bluffton Road. 815-9200. giuseppispizza.com. ld HANA SUSHI AND JAPANESE FUSION: 1534 Fording Island Road. 837-3388. www.hanasushifusion.com 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. mayrivergrill.com. Closed Sundays. ld MELLOW MUSHROOM: Pizza, salads, subs, takeout available. 878 Fording Island Road. 7060800. www.mellowmushroom.com/bluffton 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 MONTANA’S GRIZZLY BAR: Happy Hour, 4-7 p.m. daily and all day Tuesday. Nightly specials after 7 p.m. 16 Kittie’s Landing Road. 8152327. www.montanasonline.com ldo

HONEYBAKED HAM: Ham baked with a special recipe, variety of side dishes. 1060 Fording Island Road. 815-7388. bld

MULBERRY STREET TRATTORIA: Authentic, multi-regional Italian cuisine, NYC deli sandwiches and old-world entrees. 1476 Fording Island Road. 837-2426. lds

JIM ‘N NICK’S BAR-B-Q: 872 Fording Island Road. 706-9741. www.jimnnicks.com. ld

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE: Steaks and more. 100 Buckwalter Place. 757-9888. ld

KATIE O’DONALD’S: Steaks, seafood and sandwiches in an Irish pub atmosphere. 1008 Fording Island Road (Kittie’s Crossing). 8155555. www.katieodonalds.com. ldo

PANDA CHINESE RESTAURANT: Lunch buffet. 25 Bluffton Road. 815-6790. ld

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 KINFOLKS GULLAH GRUB: Bluffton’s only authentic Gullah restaurant. Sheridan Park. 815-4782. bldo

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PAULIE’S COAL-FIRED PIZZA: Award-winning pizzas. Berkeley Place off Buckwalter. 7573500. ldO PEPPER’S PORCH AND BACK BAR: 1255 May River Road. 757-2295. www.peppersporch. com. do POUR RICHARD’S: Balances worldly flavors with soul and “Southern comfort;” features Bluffton’s only wood-fire oven. 4376 Bluffton Parkway. 7571999. www.pourrichardsbluffton.com. do

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THE PUB AT OLD CAROLINA: 91 Old Carolina Road. Food, happy hour, and three HDTVs right by the Old Carolina Clubhouse. 757-6844. d 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. www.myruanthai.com. 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 Villagetrufflescafe. com. ld UPPER CRUST: Pizza, subs, grinders, pasta, wraps, salads. Moss Creek Village. 837-5111. 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. www.wildwingcafe.com. ld

DAUFUSKIE ISLAND MARSHSIDE MAMA’S CAFE: Island specialties. 15 Haig Point Road on County Landing, Daufuskie Island. 785-4755. ld M

THE FEED

Restaurant news, coming attractions and assorted appetizers... Just on the happy side of a huge soft opening but already making waves is Charbar Co. located in Park Plaza. The libations are lush and the burgers come to your exact specifications (you pick out protein, from beef to local catch), then cheese, fixings and the bun. Executive chef and Hilton Head native Charles Pejeau ventured out to the Florida Culinary Institute and back and brought with him the skills to make one tasty menu. After months of anticipation, Five Guys Burgers and Fries has finally opened in the Island Crossing shopping center. The award-winning burgers and soak-the-bag fries at Five Guys need to be experienced to be belived. Local restaurateur Roy Prescott has been seen in Park Plaza recently as well, at the site of the old Flamingo’s House of Doughnuts. Stay tuned. DO YOU HAVE NEWS FOR THE FEED? Share tips about new places opening up, menu changes, new chefs or the latest movements in the island’s vibrant food scene with us by emailing thefeed@hiltonheadmonthly.com. October 2012

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es you are! The power of marketing is everywhere in our lives, influencing our way of thinking and even dictating the way we feel about things. How else is it possible that the color pink is exclusively associated with girls; how is it possible that a simple folded pink ribbon symbolizes the fight against breast cancer without the need to put one single word next to it? Think about that for a moment… I venture to say that it is not often that we reflect on the outside influences that infiltrate our brains. Unfortunately, there is no class in high school called “Independent thinking 101.” It seems that we simply accept that marketing is a natural part of our lives without giving much thought to how we are being manipulated into behavior patterns or believing things without fact-checking them. Still skeptical? Here are a few everyday examples: Good and safe quality tap water is prevalent throughout the USA and yet the beverage industry managed to make us believe that we should buy bottled water instead. and successfully competes against free tap water. How successful? 30,000,000,000 times over, yes that is 30 billion bottles of water a year. And to make it more grotesque, most of it is simply filtered tap water that is being repackaged. A high quality cup of coffee costs somewhere around a dollar, yet Starbucks successfully used marketing to make millions of people believe that walking around with a white paper cup adorned by a green mermaid is a status symbol worth paying four times as much. Would you expect to pay less for a bottle of wine at Sam’s than at a regular grocery store or a wine boutique? I did, until I put my assumption to the test comparing prices in 10 retail outlets. Fifty percent of the time, the exact same bottle of wine bought at Sam’s was the same price. Twenty percent of the time it was higher,

“Without marketing you wouldn’t be reading this column. Marketing is a necessary tool in a capitalistic system. The question arises, however: Where does simple and honest promotion stop and deliberate manipulation start?” and thirty percent of the time it was lower. My conclusion is that some brands have imprinted enough of an image on our brains that we simply don’t question our assumptions any longer. I stopped buying at Sam’s and enjoy the service, smile and case discount only a local wine store can deliver. Would you be shocked to learn that “5 hour energy” sells 9 million units a week? I’m wondering where these“slouches” got their energy from, before somebody decided it would be a good idea to put some caffeine and Vitamin B in a small bottle? (If you are curious about its effectiveness take the time to read the Consumer Report double blind study). Talking about doing Internet research, here is a good example of how we are being manipulated. The other day I was trying to verify a claim made by a medical company about the effectiveness of one of their products. I had to dig to page nine on the search results in order to find an independent voice. All the other previous entries were paid for PR releases! Does the stock market historically do better under a Republican or a Democratic President? If your answer was Republican, you are victim of the Republican marketing machine, touting that only the Republican Party is business friendly. (According to the Bloomberg Government Report, over the last five decades the stock market did better under a Democratic President. A

New York Times report, doing the same analysis going back to 1923, reached the same conclusion). The list could go on endlessly, and dissertations have, and will be continue to be, written about this subject. Does that mean that I’m against marketing? Not at all. After all, without marketing you wouldn’t be reading this column. Marketing is a necessary tool in a capitalistic system. The question arises, however: Where does simple and honest promotion stop and deliberate manipulation start? That line is becoming increasingly blurry and more difficult to detect by unprepared consumers and voters. It is also a line that the most powerful institutions (think interest groups, large corporations, religious extremists, social media and search engine giants, industry alliances and, yes, even notfor-profit organizations and governments) are likely to cross. After all, they have the most to gain from doing it, they have the means to make it happen, and should they get caught doing something illegal, unethical or be fined for their actions, they have the ability to survive the consequences. But don’t be manipulated into thinking that I’m right about this or anything else, think for yourself… Please do send me your feedback if you agree or disagree, and especially if you can add something new and relevant to this or any other topic at mfrey@freymedia.com.

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