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36 From Hilton Head to Rovinj

72 Get Outside and Explore

40 Teddi and Justice Mellencamp

122 The Holy City

52 Summer Fashion

148 Best Burgers

Marc Frey muses on the value of unique experiences.

Sisterly love trumps fame for these Lowcountry natives.

These hot summer looks are from local boutiques.

Kayaking, zip lines, biking and more promise adventure.

Charleston is a historic, family-friendly getaway.

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in this issue




12 At The Helm 14 Opinion 16 Behind the Scenes 18 Social Spotlight 20 Local Weddings



22 Where in the World? 24 News 26 Pet of the Month



30 All Aboard

80 Pickleball

28 Popular Vote

32 100+ Women Who Care

82 Berkeley Hall Pro-Am

38 On the Move



34 The Old Town Bluffton Inn

84 Betsy La Force


86 Adopt a Sea Turtle Nest

New trolley runs around south end.

Local philanthropists beat tax sales.

New boutique hotel set to open.

46 Angela Middleton

This fun, fast sport is taking off.

Local golfers hope for a win this year.

She advocates for bike safety. Help save HHI's loggerheads.

Local law student wins pageant.


48 The Burke Family Adoption filled their home with love.

90 Dive In

Refresh in your own swimming pool.



68 Confidence Boosters

128 Heritage Tourism

Enhance your natural beauty.

History and culture draw visitors.

100 Real Estate News 133 Calendar 143 Lowcountry After Dark 156 Dining News 158 Restaurant Listings 168 Leadership


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››At the helm




Happy summer, y’all!


n July, the Lowcountry rolls out the red carpet for the thousands of visitors who flock here — mostly for a week at a time. Many Beaufort County residents work hard to make sure these visitors have a wonderful time — about 30 percent of Beaufort County jobs are directly related to tourism. Despite some traffic headaches, we’re grateful that so many families want to spend their free time and vacation dollars here. Personally, I take pride in our slice of paradise, and I love the look on people’s faces when they see the sunsets, beaches and wildlife that locals enjoy year-round. This issue of Monthly is full of suggestions for summer fun, from kayaking on Broad Creek to biking along our leisure trails and zip lining through the trees. These are all great ways to get up close to the Lowcountry’s natural beauty. Speaking of beauty, the saying “beauty is as beauty does” proved true in our story and photoshoot this month with Lowcountry natives Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave and Justice Mellencamp. In addition to being both gorgeous and famous — they’re musician John Mellencamp’s daughters and Teddi stars on the reality TV show “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” — the Mellencamp sisters were a delight to work with and completely


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down to earth. We enjoyed our time with them and thank Downtown Catering Company, Forsythe Jewelers, Saks Off Fifth and photographer Krisztian Lonyai for making the magic happen. Reality TV seems to agree with us here in the Lowcountry — Hilton Head Island also was the scene of three recent episodes of “Southern Charm,” which gave our waterways, beaches and even our local seafood national exposure. Check out pages 44-45 to see what happened on the show. Then keep reading to celebrate summer with our fabulous fashion spread and features about bountiful burgers, the Bluffton Inn, and the brandnew, bright green trolley that will make getting around the south end of the island a lot easier. Marc's column this month compares the economies of the Lowcountry and a similar—also beautiful— resort in Croatia. Looking ahead to next month, I’m happy to report that it’s time for our annual “Cutest Pets of the Lowcountry” contest. I can’t wait to see the flood of adorable dogs, cats, guinea pigs, horses and other creatures that you nominate each year. Upload photos of your pets by July 10. After the voting period, we’ll announce the winner online and in next month’s Monthly, so stay tuned.

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››Letters to the Editor Both trade and immigration are extraordinarily complex issues, and seem to draw as much on emotion as intellect when you wade deeper into the details. To avoid that pitfall, I’ve tried to look at these issues from 30,000 feet and simply don’t understand how these policies can work in tandem as they’re being pursued today. There’s no question we consume far too much “stuff” made overseas, and there’s also no question that some trade agreement realignment is necessary. But despite any negative impact of unfair trade practices, we have seen an extended economic recovery of historic proportion since the financial crisis and Great Recession of 10 years ago, and a stock bull market of equal magnitude. And accompanying this recovery has been a noteworthy decline in unemployment, to the point where there are more jobs available than people seeking work. And it’s not just low level retail and food service positions that need to be filled; it’s electricians and plumbers, welders and machinists, and tech people across the board. So I have to wonder if, through our trade skirmishes, we bring back a bunch of jobs, how do we fill the positions even with significantly higher wages (which brings inflation, higher interest rates and recession into the picture). Which brings me to the second part of the equation – immigration. Our current laws and policies are geared to restricting immigration when our current economic situation, not to mention history, suggests we should be expanding it. We certainly need to focus on who we allow in, but rather than growing detention centers, we should be building welcome centers, and ICE should be focused on processing and acclimating young families that want to come here and build a life. This is as much an economic as a moral issue; we are facing continued retirements of the baby boomers at the same time we see the birth rate declining. We need young immigrants to take these available jobs, help grow our economy and add to our tax base. It’s no accident that virtually all of us are descendants of immigrants, since immigration is how we’ve built the greatest country on the planet over the last 240 years.

My wife, Marty, and I have visited your area many times on our way to Florida and we stay a few days with a friend in Sun City. We have thought over the years, what a neat place to live. I subscribed to your magazine several months ago and have loved it from the start. Last March on our way to Florida we stopped as usual at Sun City and unexpectedly bought a house there. We plan on moving in around the end of September. We will finally be out of the cold Northeast, and we’re looking forward to the new chapter near Hilton Head Island. I think your magazine might have had a little influence on our decision to move to the Lowcountry. Of course, stopping to see our friend Pam there many years ago was a big influence, too. We love Sun City. You have a wonderful magazine — so informative on many subjects. – Dennis Eubanks, Reading, PA

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We do a cookout and pool day with my family then watch fireworks at Berkeley Hall. – ERIN MCCARL MORGAN I usually sit at home and grouse about people shooting fireworks after my kids are in bed. #getoffmylawn.– JUSTIN JARRETT We will be celebrating at the Sun City celebration along with their fireworks (which were great last year)! – DEB HOOVER RASCH Hope to once again be on boat with family watching wonderful fireworks on Skull Creek!! – VIRGINIA PURCELL CULTER

We take the trolley to Harbour in order to avoid the traffic (there is still a lot of traffic that day no matter where you go). We spread out a blanket on the grass and enjoy the great fireworks show. – TIM BARNES

I’m a pet sitter, and my clients know I always stay home with the dogs on the 4th of July. Most hate fireworks so I put on a white noise machine and some soothing music and we all huddle until it’s over. – CONNIE WILKINSON

We have a timeshare on HHI and come every 4th of July. We don’t like crowds, so the big fireworks displays don’t appeal to us. Our kids (and the adults) love just going down to the beach of our resort on 4th of July night. On the beach are other families who have brought fireworks and are setting them off over the ocean. I think this is illegal but we don’t shoot them off— we just watch! – RHONDA ELLINGHAM


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››Behind the scenes





AT OUR PHOTO SHOOTS 1. The location for our fashion shoot was picture-perfect by the pool and garden at a home in Palmetto Dunes. 2. Owner Andrea Bragg (second from right) and Lindsey Clare of Forsythe Jewelers brought stunning Roberto Coin and Marco Bicego jewelry to our cover photo shoot. 3. Leah and Ryan McCarthy were gracious hosts for the Mellencamp sisters photo shoot at Downtown Catering Company’s new Venue 1223 in Bluffton.



James relishes learning the Lowcountry narrative. He and his wife moved to Hilton Head in 2015, after he retired from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as Senior Managing Editor. When not writing or golfing, he serves on the HHI Boys and Girls Club Board, is active with the Island Writers’ Network and sings in choirs at Bluffton’s Campbell Chapel AME Church. KRISZTIAN LONYAI Photographer Krisztian is an internationally acclaimed photographer who has taken photos of some of the biggest names and brands of the fashion world and show business, including L’Oreal Paris, Marc Jacobs, Elle, Glamour, and US Cosmopolitan. He is originally form Hungary but has made the Lowcountry his home for the past 13 years.


Photographer Krisztian Lonyai captured the beautiful Mellencamp sisters. Salon Karma’s owner Danielle Keasling styled their hair. Josephine Jones of Salon Karma was the make-up artist.


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• Get at least three rental projections to help you make the most informed decision.

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››Social spotlight 1. Wexford’s Lucky 30 Run for the Bulls Pro-Am Team Manatee Mac won Wexford Plantation’s first Lucky 30 Run for the Bulls Pro-Am fishing tournament, netting a $20,000 grand prize for a 48-lb. dolphin fish. 2. Technical College of the Lowcountry Graduates from Technical College of the Lowcountry received their hard-earned diplomas on May 11. .




3. Coastal Carolina’s Growing Family Five employees of Coastal Carolina’s emergency department welcome new additions to their families this year. 4. Hilton Head Preparatory School Hilton Head Preparatory School proudly swore their new inductees into the National Junior Honor Society 5. Hilton Head Hospital Hilton Head Hospital donated 1,013 boxes of healthy cereal to Sandalwood Food Pantry in June.


6. Porsche of Hilton Head Ron Palmer, general manager of Porsche of Hilton Head, cut the cake at the 70th anniversary party for Porsche sponsored by Peacock Automotive and Porsche Club of America, Coastal Empire Region.


7. Pockets Full of Sunshine Pockets Full of Sunshine hosted “Fun in the Sun for EVERYONE” on June 7 for special needs members and their families, with over 175 participants and 60 volunteers.

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1. Rigsby - Tombow Photos by Rob Kaufman Photography Kelley Tombow and Patrick Rigsby celebrated their nuptials May 25 with a ceremony and reception at Sea Pines Beach Club.

2. Erford - Schmidt Photos by Michel Berda King Street Photo Weddings Michelle Erford and Andy Schmidt tied the knot on May 28 at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. 20

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WIshing you a happy 4th of July filled with sparkling celebrations of our independence!

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in the World ››Where is Monthly?

We love to see where Monthly travels! Submit your photos to editor@ for this section. Space is limited.

1. Dinny and Elmer Cuthbertson brought Monthly to the Canal du Midi in France. 2. William Broome of Hilton Head travelled with Monthly to Oyster Box Hotel, in Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa.



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3. Anuska and Marc Frey posed with Monthly at a family picnic in Ljubljana, Slovenia. 4. Sterling Spahr gave David Beckham a copy of Monthly at Madame Tussauds wax museum in Orlando.



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INDEPENDENCE DAY (JULY 4) Party on! Festivities include five Lowcountry fireworks displays and several parades. See page 134 for details.

ONE ISLAND, ONE COMMUNITY (JULY 4) This annual Independence Day free community picnic at Honey Horn starts at 11 a.m. and is sponsored by Grace Community Church and Central Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (JULY 1-29) Get your bell bottoms out and your boogie shoes on for the Arts Center’s Southeastern premiere of Saturday Night Fever. At the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.

MOVIE NIGHTS IN THE PARK (JULY 5 - AUGUST 16) Thursdays after the sun sets over Broad Creek, watch favorites on a 20-foot movie screen at Shelter Cove Towne Centre. BLUFFTON SUNSET PARTY AND MAY RIVER SHRIMP FESTIVAL (JULY 19-20) This two-night event capitalizes on the May River’s fantastic sunsets, which are even better with live music, craft beer and delicious food from local vendors at Bluffton Oyster Factory Park.

IN MEMORIAM: GLORIA DALY 1934 - 2018 Gloria Daly was probably the most recognizable person on Hilton Head. She is known by school children, their teachers and administrators. She is known by Rotarians, community leaders and concert goers. She is known by every CEO and local artist. She was known by performers across the globe. Her boundless energy and enthusiasm combined with a deep commitment to the arts community and to this island made her a true island treasure. She gave tirelessly and generously of her time and talents to everyone. She took care of everyone she met – newcomers especially, because once she met you, she considered you her friend and she valued and supported her friends. She cared deeply about this island. She was committed to making a significant and positive difference in the quality of life here. I don’t think anyone would dispute how successful she was at that. We owe Gloria a tremendous debt of gratitude. Her name will always be synonymous with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra! A Memorial Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, Hilton Head, on July 14 at 11 am. Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra musicians will perform at the service. Publisher’s note: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra submitted this loving tribute to Gloria Daly, who passed away on June 17. We echo these sentiments and admired her greatly.

ANONYMOUS DONOR PAYS BLUFFTON CHURCH DEBT An anonymous donor wired $511,386.99 to the Campbell Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Bluffton in May, covering the remainder of the mortgage for the chapel. Pastor Isaac W. Wilborn Jr. is calling the donor the church’s “guardian angel.” Now that the debt for the church building has been taken care of, the congregation will focus its efforts on investing money into the local community.

CITIZEN POLICE ACADEMY APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN The Bluffton Police Department is now accepting applications for the 2018 Citizens Police Academy. The 12-week course will focus on the four divisions of the Bluffton Police Department, traffic enforcement, radar operation, evidence collection, fingerprint recovery, defensive tactics, firearms and more. The course will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays from Aug. 7 to Oct. 23. Apply in-person at the Bluffton Police Station or go to townofbluffton.

TOWN OF HILTON HEAD ANNOUNCES MUNICIPAL GALLERY INITIATIVE The Town of Hilton Head Island’s Office of Cultural Affairs announces the launch of The Artist’s Gallery at Town Hall, an initiative to celebrate Hilton Head Island’s art community. The gallery is slated to open at the end of September and local artists are invited to submit their work to be considered for the gallery. An online application is available at

THREE STUDENTS NAMED NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARS Three Beaufort County residents have been selected for National Merit Scholarships: Rasikh N. Hamid of Beaufort, Jacob S. Palchak of Hilton Head Island and Matthew V. Porter of Bluffton. Hamid plans to study medicine, while Palchak wants to go into sports medicine and Porter will study computer programming. Hamid and Palchak graduated from the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics and Porter is a graduate of May River High School.


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››Vibe PORTUGUESE MAN O’ WAR SPOTTED ON HILTON HEAD BEACH Officials are warning Lowcountry beachgoers about possible Portuguese man o’ wars washing up on shore this summer. A number of the jellyfish have been spotted on Sullivan’s Island in Charleston, while two sightings have been reported on Hilton Head this year. The brightly colored creatures are highly venomous, even when dead, and should be avoided and reported to the proper authorities. For more information, call 843-785-3494.



LOCAL PRIMARY RESULTS In the Republican primary, Katie Arrington defeated incumbent Mark Sanford and Dimitri Cherny for U.S. House of Representatives District 1. Incumbent Sheriff PJ Tanner defeated JoJo Woodward for Sheriff. Incumbent Jim Beckert defeated George Wright for Auditor. Incumbent. Jeff Bradley defeated Phil Hartman for S.C. House District 123. In the Democratic primary, James Smith defeated Phil Noble and Marguerite Willis for Governor. Joe Cunningham defeated Toby Smith for U.S. House of Representatives District 1. Democratic primary voters in South Carolina voted in favor of legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. The advisory ballot measure, which is not binding and does not change any laws, was approved by an 82 percent to 18 percent margin.


BEAUFORT COUNTY NAMES INTERIM SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT The Beaufort County School Board unanimously voted to hire Herbert Berg as interim superintendent to replace Jeff Moss. Berg has worked as a superintendent for more than 35 years in Washington, Virginia and South Carolina. He was awarded Superintendent of the Year in 2006 and has been named one of the Top 100 American School Superintendents twice during his career. Moss’ resignation goes into effect July 31.

The Oyster Recycling and Reef Building Initiative received more than 11 tons of shucked oyster shells during its first season. The Outside Foundation began ORRBI after receiving a $9,015 grant from the Patagonia Environmental Grants program last fall. Together with the state Department of Natural Resource’s SCORE program, i2 Recycle and ORRBI established an oyster shell recycling collection facility at the Coastal Discovery Museum and created a shell pick up route with 12 participating local restaurants. For more information, go to The Outside Foundation’s Facebook page.

LOWCOUNTRY ANGLERS FACE LIMITS DUE TO OVERFISHING The catch limit for red drum in the South Carolina Lowcountry will be decreased from three fish to two fish per day, beginning July 1. Overfishing by saltwater anglers and fishermen has caused the species population to decline.

Name: Orion Age: 2 years old Gender: Male Weight: 55 lbs. Breed(s): Boxer mix Temperament: Good Story: Orion is a total sweetheart who gets along well with other dogs (we are unsure about cats). He loves the water. He would do well in a quiet home. He lived his life on a chain so is just learning what the world is about—everything he sees is new to him. A wonderful sponsor donated $100 towards his $175 adoption fee.

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s n o i t a l u t a r Cong

Kwame Mark Agyei-Minta#............................Queens University of Charlotte Caylin Campis% ..................................................................College of Charleston Martha Preston Collins .....................................................College of Charleston Deanna Confessore= .........................................Palm Beach Atlantic University Charlotte Elizabeth Covington= ...... Sewanee: The University of the South Marcus William Ferreira=* ................................................Vanderbilt University Hayden Elizabeth Garniewicz#*+&@.................................... Cornell University Julia Isolde Gigante*+@ ................................................Georgetown University Emmeline Hale Guerard............. Georgia Southern University/Georgia Tech Cleeve Harper=+ ................................................ The University of Texas, Austin Hongzhen He*........................................University of Massachusetts, Amherst Shannon Rose Hegarty*+% ..................................................Belmont University Evan Hryckiewicz........................................................................... Flagler College Kacy Leigh Jones*+@ .........................................................Vanderbilt University John Albert Charles Kelly + =...............................College of William and Mary Clara Jane Kiser^............................................................. University of Kentucky Dominick Lalli*+&........................................................... Wake Forest University Xingnan Frank Lin*+.................................... University of Southern California Jinghan Liu............................................................................ School of Visual Arts Xi Liu ........................................................University of Massachusetts, Amherst Zijian Mai ..............................................................Pennsylvania State University Alyssa Danielle Marotta# .......................................................Adelphi University Alana Helen McCallion*+& .................................................. Clemson University Aidan Patrick McCloskey= ................................................High Point University

Class of 2018

Mikus Chesley Louis Ming= ................................... Tennessee State University Olivia Jeanette Mitchell+& ..................................University of South Carolina Kelsey Anne O’Connor+ ........................................University of South Carolina Sarah Margaret Orie*+&...................................................... Clemson University Shalina Domonique Parker+ ...........................................College of Charleston Ian Vanclay Plummer...................................... Spartanburg Methodist College Kaitlin Porter=*+%............................................ The University of Texas, Austin Davis Alexander Puckey^#................................................... Clemson University Allessandra Caitlann Reuben – V *+& ..................................... Duke University Aidan Michael Sanz*+.......................................................... Villanova University Divya Prema Sharma – S +=*& ................ Washington University in St. Louis Alan Michael Smith= ....................................... Charleston Southern University Richard Norwood Speer III #.......................... Indiana University Kelly School of Business/Georgia Tech Kylie Norman Stewart ............................ Paul Mitchell the School Charleston Jing Wang .............................................................Pennsylvania State University Sam Robert Warren%................................................. Berklee College of Music Jacob Tate Wilkinson .............................................. Coastal Carolina University Keira Jeri Wojcikiewicz ............................................. Loyola University Chicago Baihua Yang*................................................................The Ohio State University Haoyu Max Zhou ...................................................................Shanghai University Lindsay Marie Zimmermann=*+ .................................Georgetown University V – Valedictorian, S – Salutatorian

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Members of the Class of 2018 have also been accepted to: American University Anderson University Appalachian State University Art Center College of Design Auburn University Binghamton University Boston University Brandeis University Butler University Case Western Reserve University Coker College Colorado Mountain College Colorado State University Columbia College Chicago DePaul University DePauw University

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Sen. Tom Davis – S.C. District 46




Question. What is different about the homeowners association bill that you blocked last year but passed this year? Why do you think we didn’t need a state agency to oversee neighborhood groups? Last October, I published an opinion piece explaining why, as the 2017 legislative session in Columbia drew to a close, I blocked the so-called HOA bill that had been passed by the House. Here’s how we amended that bill so it could be passed during the 2018 session and signed into law by the governor. The 2017 HOA bill contained some solid reforms. For instance, it obligated a seller to give copies of association documents to purchasers and expressly gave magistrate courts jurisdiction over civil disputes pertaining to associations. And if that is all it did, I would not have blocked it. But it also created a new state agency called the Office of the Homeowners Association Ombudsman and gave it broad powers to supervise and regulate the affairs of homeowners and associations. I thought then, and still think now, that establishing a new state agency to regulate the private affairs of homeowners and associations was a bad idea — that forcing homeowners and associations to travel to Columbia to file complaints or hash out their disputes was in neither’s best interests. Equally bad, I thought, was the section of the bill that laid the groundwork for the new state agency’s expansion and established a predicate for government levies. Homeowners would end up paying fees to fund the new bureaucracy — which would be in addition to, of course, the association dues and fees they’re already paying. At the start of the 2018 legislative session, I met with the HOA bill’s author, Rep. Heather Crawford from Myrtle Beach, and with homeowners, Realtors and property managers to see if common ground could be reached. We worked

for several weeks to resolve our differences and understand each other’s concerns. They understood that for me, creating a new state agency and giving it regulatory authority over what I consider to be essentially private contractual relationships was a deal killer, and that the Office of the Homeowners Association Ombudsman had to be completely excised from the HOA bill. And so it was. For my part, I came to understand that, for Rep. Crawford, the most important thing was to ensure that homeowners got actual notice of meetings where associations intended to consider fee increases. She pointed out that many homeowners associations are not incorporated under the South Carolina Nonprofit Corporation Act and had a track record of running roughshod over homeowners. We added language to the bill to provide that “the homeowners association must provide notice to homeowners at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting in which a decision to raise the annual budget is made.” I also came to understand that homeowners are often not aware of their rights and obligations, and that for many the hiring of an attorney is a prohibitively expensive option. To address this, we added language that directed the state Department of Consumer Affairs to include on its website information on the governance of homeowners associations and other educational materials about associations. Our finished product ended up being something all sides were happy with, and Rep. Crawford and I offered it as a comprehensive amendment to the HOA bill. It was passed unanimously by both legislative chambers and signed into law by the governor. That’s the kind of outcome we need more of in Columbia.

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ump the brakes, bicyclists and golf cart drivers. There’s a new way to get around Hilton Head Island: Old-fashioned trolleys will hit the road this summer to help ease traffic. Known as The Breeze, the trolley service will pick up its first passengers this month. Initially, two trolleys will be in circulation and will feature Wi-Fi, GPS tracking, bicycle racks, mobile apps, space for wheelchairs and strollers, and air conditioning. A third trolley is expected to join the fleet later in the summer. The trolleys are operated by the Lowcountry Regional Transportation Authority, the same agency that runs the Palmetto Breeze buses. In partnership with the Town of Hilton Head Island, the service is designed to offer a fun and convenient transportation alternative while decreasing island traffic. The trolleys will operate from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily July 16 through Oct. 14, with stops every 30 minutes at spots like Coligny Beach, Shelter Cove and Park Plaza. To help with the crowds at Shelter Cove’s HarbourFest fireworks display on Tuesdays, trolleys will operate until 10 p.m. A ride aboard the trolleys will be $1, but children shorter than the fare box will ride for free. “We want to enhance the island experience for our residents and visitors,” said Hilton Head town manager Steve Riley. “The trolley service will take some of the traffic burden off the roadways and help people get around the island during peak hours.” The trolleys also offer a glimpse at the island’s history; the first two trolleys will be named after Lowcountry icons. The Comet is named for the Coastal Discovery Museum’s resident marsh tacky, a rare breed of horse brought by the Spanish to South Carolina as a workhorse in the 16th century. The other trolley will be named The Alligator as a tribute to Hilton Head native Charlie Simmons, known as “Mr. Transportation” because he used one of his freight boats — The Alligator — to ferry goods and people on and off the island before the bridges to the mainland were built.

“We are so excited to help write this latest chapter in the rich history of transportation on the Island,” said Mary Lou Franzoni, LRTA’s executive director. “Our hope is that the trolleys will not only be convenient and fun, but also educational, especially for our visitors.” For more information, go to


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he home that Marilyn Blake grew up in was built by her father and uncle more than 50 years ago. It sat on land previously owned by Blake’s grandfather — land that had been in the family for more than 100 years. Her mother, Rosa Lee Driessen, had lived there until last year, when health issues forced her to move into a nursing home. She very nearly became the last family member to call the house on Old Wild Horse Road home. The family couldn’t afford to pay the taxes on the property in 2017, and it was auctioned off at the Beaufort County delinquent tax sale. The family had one year to come up with $7,000 to reclaim the property. If it weren’t for the generosity of a group of local women, they might not have been successful. Then Blake got a call from Theresa White, founder and CEO of the Pan-African Family Empowerment & Land Preservation Network: The nonprofit had received a large donation from the local chapter of a national women’s philanthropy group, and some of this money would be used to help pay her family’s delinquent property taxes.




“God sends angels when he knows you need them,” Blake said. Those angels were the 100+ Women Who Care Hilton Head Island group. The organization meets quarterly to give back to the community. At each meeting, members hear five-minute presentations about three different local charities with immediate needs, followed by a brief question-and-answer session. The women then vote on which charity to support, and then


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every woman present writes a $100 check to the chosen group. At their October meeting, the women decided to donate to PAFEN. The money they donated paid the 2017 tax bill for Blake’s family and one other local family — and helped them qualify for the county’s installment program, which will make it easier for them to break future taxes into smaller, easier payments. The other family who retained ownership of their land thanks to PAFEN and the 100+ Women chapter had already lost one property in the county’s delinquent tax sale. Tracy Mitchell and her family owned two parcels on Murray Avenue off Squire Pope Road — originally part of one plot of land owned by Mitchell’s great-grandfather, Elijah Jones. One parcel was sold at the tax sale in 2016 when the family couldn’t pay the $8,000 to reclaim it. In 2017, the family again found themselves struggling to reclaim their property after the second piece of land — where Mitchell’s mother, Annette, lives — was sold at the tax sale. Thanks to the donation from 100+ Women Hilton Head Island, PAFEN was able to step in and help. “I was elated,” Tracy Mitchell said. “I am truly humbled and grateful.” The 100+ Women donated a total of $11,200 to PAFEN. It was the largest single donation ever received by the organization, White said. Since May 2015, PAFEN has helped save $6 million worth of Gullah-Geechee property in Beaufort, Colleton, Georgetown and Horry counties. “Their donation was a major turning point for our organization in terms of being able to break the glass ceiling ... to redeem Gullah-owned property on Hilton Head,” White said. “We are just so grateful for them being able to understand the importance of what we are doing to save Gullah-Geechee land.” The local chapter of the 100+ Women organization has donated more than $120,000 to Lowcountry nonprofit groups like Neighborhood Outreach Connection, Second Helpings, Volunteers in Medicine and PAFEN, said group co-founder Ann Tucker. There are more than 750 chapters of the women’s organization around the world. The local group started in 2015 with just 34 members; it now boasts 120. “We see firsthand the impact our donation makes,” Tucker said. “The generous hearts of our members reach out to find the needs in our beloved island community, and they bring them to us. As a group of passionate, caring women, we can and do make a difference.”

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or decades, Larry Leary kept a mental scrapbook of every inspiring design style, every Old World detail that intrigued or amazed, and held onto them. A renowned restorer of historic homes, he plied his trade in some of the most lavish homes in the Northeast, with a client list of CEOs and business elites. With every classic home he restored, he made notes on the architectural details that defined its elegance. He has brought that collection of gorgeous architectural design ideas to life at a spot in The Calhoun Street Promenade facing May River Road. He calls this ultimate expression of his decades of experience the Old Town Bluffton Inn. “From a construction standpoint, this really is the culmination of every architectural element that’s ever inspired me and every design I’d wanted to see come to life,” he said. “I’ve been in restoration a long time, and this is my masterpiece.” The building is truly a marvel of timeless architectural grace. From the spacious lobby with its resplendent custom millwork

to the wide porches adorning the upstairs suites, gazing down on the live oaks and bustling sidewalks of May River Road, every inch offers fresh inspiration. And even when it was still under construction, the inn just felt like it had always been a part of the Old Town Bluffton landscape. “I’ve always said that I’m not building it for me. I’m building it for Bluffton,” Leary said. When it opens its doors this summer, the inn will give Bluffton its first true boutique hotel in Old Town. For a town that long lived in the long hospitality shadows of Hilton Head Island and Palmetto Bluff, it’s a statement that Old Town Bluffton has emerged as a destination in its own right. That’s why a big part of the inn’s appeal will be the immersion it offers in Old Town. Through partnerships with area vendors including Corner Perk, FARM Bluffton, Downtown Catering, Spencer Special Events and Kellie Corn, the inn will give firsttime visitors a taste of Bluffton’s inimitable charm and hospitality.


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When Leary began planning for the inn along with his business partners — daughter Danielle Harrison and her husband, Vince — one of the first decisions they made was that each room would tell a different story. Whether it was a bold monochromatic color scheme in a room marked by modern style or rich, vibrant colors in the “Tommy Bahama” suite, each space would resonate with its own vibe. To help accomplish this, they called in famed furniture designer Henessy Wayser, whose French Heritage line has defined craftsmanship and comfort. She worked closely with Leary and the Harrisons, taking their cues on colors, fabrics, textures and styles and turning them into a series of rooms that offer fresh inspiration behind every door. “The best part of the project was getting the feelings and emotion of the inn right,” Wayser said. “Larry wanted something stately and traditional, while Danielle wanted more fashion, fantasy and art as part of the 14-room inn.” And that inspiration wound up going both ways — Wayser took her Old Town Bluffton Inn furnishings to the famed High Point Furniture Market, where she set up six of the rooms exactly as they are at the inn, and began plans for a furniture line based around the pieces she’d created for the inn. Someday soon, you could have Old Town Bluffton Inn furniture in your own home. Until then, you’ll have to book a room at the Old Town Bluffton Inn. For more information, go to

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n my first visit to Rovinj, a lovely seaside town on the Croatian coast, a three-hour ferry ride across the bay from Venice, I fell in love with the setting: A compact and well-preserved old town, a wonderful harbor walk lined with restaurants, and a fabulous large park where five-star hotels overlook the Adriatic Sea — plus miles and miles of bikeable public nature preserves along the blue ocean, which entices swimmers to jump in the clear water. It was easy to be impressed by the town’s always spotless streets, where we could indulge in ice cream shops, local seafood and quaint benches that line the cobbled and car-free squares, offering generous views of the bay and nearby islands — we always felt welcomed by the professional hospitality workforce. But on a deeper level, what makes the 13,000-resident town of Rovinj and the Istrian peninsula so intriguing is its local authenticity. It gets under your skin. It’s safe to say that buying and shopping local is in the Istrian DNA passed down over generations. In practicality, that means that everything that is displayed in the daily local market or ends up on your plate is farmed, caught, foraged or crafted within a 100-mile radius. This strong tie to local products extends to whatever extent possible to the boutiques, stores and galleries. There is not one fast food franchise, nationally branded outlet or big-name hotel to be found anywhere. This translates into a truly authentic and original experience for a visitor. And why would we travel in the first place if it was not to discover something new and different than what we can find at home? The reason I draw the comparison is to remind us that original experiences drive our local economy. Every year, millions of visitors and thousands of new residents arrive in the Lowcountry, because we have preserved most of what makes the destination unique: the nature, the marshes, neighborhoods that are nestled into green spaces. And while we don’t produce olive oil and wine in South Carolina, we have peaches and shrimp. Just go to the Bluffton farmers market on Thursday afternoon to savor the full array of local produce on display. Every time a chain restaurant or national big-box store opens, I cringe; typically, these stores don’t support the local economy beyond offering low-paying employment opportunities. Compare that to a locally owned business where the decision-makers live here and pay local taxes, give back to local charities and reinvest their profits to create more diversity and original experiences.


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We are lucky that we still have a healthy locally owned business community and many innovative entrepreneurs. They all deserve our support because they are a big part of what makes Hilton Head Island special and Bluffton unique — in many ways, they are the reason that many of us came here in the first place. To draw an American comparison, we should look to Austin, Texas, where the famous Sixth Street district — approximately a nine-block square — is dominated by locally owned bars, nightclubs, restaurants, music venues and shops. No franchise is allowed. It is part of the “Keep Austin weird” movement. The fact that this area is local and authentic “Austin” is the reason that makes it an exciting place to visit and is the reason for its success. It would be easy to imagine that the Bluffton Town Council could designate the “historic downtown” area as off limits for national franchises. Locally owned businesses are the bond of every community. It’s one of the reasons we launched ShopMoreLocal. com after Hurricane Matthew: To help strengthen the Lowcountry’s economy and social fabric by promoting local entrepreneurs and our cause. Please check our website, register to become a member to get the latest updates and find out how you can sustain one of our 440+ partners. Buying local is just one of the ways we can help maintain this paradise we call home.

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Samantha Tucker has been promoted to catering sales manager at the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island. Tucker joined the Sonesta team in 2017 as a sales and catering coordinator. In her new role, she will be responsible for overseeing all small weddings and social catering events. She has a bachelor’s degree in musical theater and previously worked at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort.

Amy Graybill will serve as the new finance manager at Hilton Head Public Services District. Graybill is a certified public accountant who previously worked for the CPA firm Robinson Grant & Co. for 10 years and has experience with governmental accounting. Graybill currently serves as treasurer of the board for the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island.


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hey weren’t raised in a little pink house, but the daughters of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member John Mellencamp know the joys of growing up in close-knit, idyllic small town, courtesy of Hilton Head Island. Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, 37, and her sister Justice Mellencamp, 32, moved to the island in 1989. They tell the same stories about growing up in the Lowcountry: constant crowds of kids at their mother’s house, swimming at the Sea Pines Beach Club, playing volleyball at Coligny Beach and, most of all, that small-town feel. “There’s just a sense of comfort on Hilton Head,” says Justice, who has worked for 12 years at Platinum Design, where she’s become one of the island’s best-known stylists. “You can run into someone you’ve known for 20 years at your favorite Mexican restaurant, and you know everything that’s going on in their lives. It’s just so familiar.” Though she’s been living in Los Angeles — where she joined the cast of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” in 2017 — since she was 17, Teddi agrees. “We rode bikes everywhere. I rode horses at Lawton Stables in Sea Pines and Rose Hill off-island,” she says. “I still crave my favorite restaurants — San Miguel’s, Truffles, Giuseppi’s. When I think about it, it’s still home.” The sisters came to Hilton Head, where their parents owned a home, from Indiana after their father and mother, Victoria Granucci, divorced. Justice attended Sea Pines Montessori before attending Hilton Head Preparatory School, where Teddi started in third grade, and from which both graduated. In school, Teddi was one of the state’s top hunter-jumper competitors, becoming a world champion in her class. Justice gravitated toward art and gymnastics.


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“I idolized my sister,” Justice said. “But we were sort of yin and yang. She was very tomboyish, she rode horses and didn’t like frilly things. Here I was doing gymnastics and painting. We balanced each other out as kids.” Justice met her husband, Michael Moore, at Hilton Head Prep. Teddi was friends with Shep Rose, cast member of another popular Bravo show, “Southern Charm,” and Greg Russell, who for more than 40 seasons has entertained tourists with his performances under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town. “The same friends I had in third grade are still my friends now,” Teddi said. “When I visit … I’ll ask, ‘Where should we go?’ and they’ll say, ‘The (Barmuda) Triangle.’ How is that still a thing? In L.A., clubs are over in a week.” But the sisters don’t hesitate in naming each other their respective best friends. Despite living on opposite coasts, they talk, text or Facetime nearly every day, and love getting their families together for visits. Teddi has three children, ages 2, 3 and 5, and a stepdaughter, 9, with her husband, Edwin Arroyave, founder of Skyline Security Management, Inc.; and Justice has a son, 12, and daughter, 2. “I come back as much as I can,” Teddi said. “I’m so excited, because my sister bought a house (in Bluffton), so now I can stay with her.” The sisters spend time with their father — “Peepaw,” to the grandkids — when he’s in town. After owning houses on Hilton Head for many years, John Mellencamp bought a home on Daufuskie Island about a decade ago. And after all these years, the sisters are still in love with their hometown, thanks to its seemingly indelible warm, small-town atmosphere. “Regardless of how it’s changed, there’s still this amazing family dynamic,” Teddi said. “Not only are there close family units, but families are also close with each other. That’s not really the case in a lot of places.”

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‘SOUTHERN CHARM’ Three episodes of Bravo’s “Southern Charm” — starring Lowcountry natives Shep Rose and Chelsea Meissner — were filmed on Hilton Head in October. The episodes, which aired in late May and early June, depicted the cast staying at a ritzy rental home on North Forest Beach. On the show, Rose and Meissner waxed poetic about their hometown. “How beautiful is this place?” Rose said. “It’s something I’m so proud of. There’s a good feeling, a positive vibe.” Meissner agreed. “When someone asks me where I’m from, I’m proud to tell them.” In episode “What da Fuskie,” which aired May 24, the Charleston socialites took a ferry to Daufuskie Island, where the men played golf, the women rode horses and — to the surprise of no one — tensions flared. In “Hilton Head-Ache,” which aired May 31, the group bickered their way across the water on the night ferry back from Daufuskie. And in “Family Ties” on June 7, laid-back Rose visited his mother on Hilton Head and no-drama Meissner took an emotional ride down memory lane around her old Bluffton haunts. Rose grew up in Sea Pines and has been a regular on the show after meeting show creator and star Whitney SudlerSmith at a Hilton Head bar. He is one of just four cast members to have starred in all five seasons of the show, and he’s parlayed his fame to other opportunities: He went on to star in Bravo’s “RelationShep,” about his quest for love, and in 2016 he launched ShepGear, an online fashion outlet. His parents still live on the island. “I think being from here gives you an inner happiness, and it’s contagious, I believe,” Rose said. “Everyone is happy. It’s sunny, you’re driving over a bridge and all you see is pure beauty.” Chelsea Meissner, who also stars on “Southern Charm” and was a contestant on “Survivor: One World” in 2012, spent the first part of her childhood in the Lowcountry but moved away in fifth grade. Meissner joined “Southern Charm” full time this


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season, quickly earning a reputation as an even-keeled cast member. “I think that because I grew up in the country, I’ve got a more chill, laid-back attitude,” she said during one of three recent episodes filmed on Hilton Head. ‘FOOD NETWORK STAR’ The Hilton Head episodes of “Southern Charm” were reality TV crossovers, of sorts — Food Network star Orchid Paulmeier also appeared. Paulmeier, a partner at Hilton Head restaurant One Hot Mama’s, had a cameo role as the personal chef for the island episodes of “Southern Charm.” She, catering manager Justin Warstler and bartender Blair Hayhurst appeared on camera for the last part of the second Hilton Head Island episode for what was planned as an outdoor dinner but had to be moved inside due to rain. Paulmeier prepared cioppino, a spicy Italian fish stew, using seafood the cast had caught that day. “It was fun. They were all very nice. But it was stressful because I couldn’t make the food ahead of time,” she said. “I had to wait and see what they caught.” Paulmeier competed on Food Network’s “The Next Food Network Star” in 2012.

‘AMERICA’S GOT TALENT’ Bluffton’s Iain Brown made a bid to become a judge on “America’s Got Talent” in an episode that aired May 29. “I’ve been in front of a lot of different kinds of entertainment talent,” said Brown, a former sound designer at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina who now works at Custom Audio Video. The Scotland native moved to Bluffton in 2002. “Friends of mine awhile back jokingly said, ‘You could be a judge, you could do this,’ kind of goading me on a bit.” When “America’s Got Talent” held auditions in Savannah, Brown told the judges that he wanted to join their elite group. In his audition, he said he watches the show at home and frequently comments on the judges’ decisions. The show’s host, Simon Cowell, asked judge Howie Mandel to temporarily give up his seat to Brown. But the Lowcountry resident only got to vote on one contestant — by his own admission, his short time as a judge didn’t go well. “Simon (Cowell) fired me,” he said, laughing.




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hen most people think of beauty pageants, they conjure images of tall, slender women walking gracefully around on stage in tiny bikinis. They have big hair, perfect makeup and bright smiles. When asked questions about the economy or current events, they refer to vague notions of world peace. Angela D. Middleton is turning this notion of the typical beauty queen on its head. As the winner of the Mrs. South Carolina Plus America Supreme 2018 Pageant, she’s helping girls see that women of all races, shapes and sizes can achieve their dreams. When the Okatie resident signed up to compete in the South Carolina Plus America pageant, she had no idea what she was getting into. It was her first beauty pageant — friends who were entering talked her into it. “I expected pageantry to be fun and exciting,” Middleton said. “I didn’t know how challenging it would be. You have to prepare not only physically, but also have to be knowledgeable of what’s going on in the world, not just your community. I did not know how hard it was until I experienced pageant boot camp in February. I worked out muscles in my leg that hadn’t been worked out since marching band in high school.” In pageant boot camp, she learned how to walk, how to present herself, how to answer the on-stage question, as well as what type of clothing and colors worked best for her. At the South Carolina pageant on April 21, all that hard work paid off. She not only won the Mrs. Division, for married women, but also won the


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If she wins the national competition, Middleton will travel around the country representing South Carolina and her platform: Human Trafficking.

Supreme Queen title for the highest scores in all areas. And now, she’s headed to the national competition. The Miss Plus America national pageant will take place at The Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel on July 24-28. There, Middleton will compete for the national title. She will be judged on her evening gown, elegant pant wear, and how she answers her on-stage question. “I feel totally overwhelmed,” Middleton said. “This is my first run through pageantry. It takes a lot of women years to get to this point before they will see nationals, so it is an honor. But I am definitely overwhelmed.” But she has fans behind her: Her husband, Kendrick, is her biggest supporter. Middleton is also mom to son Kyler, a rising high school junior. Her makeup artist, Jasmine Morrison, is her secret weapon. If she wins the national competition, Middleton will represent the entire pageant. She will travel around the country also representing South Carolina and her platform, education on human trafficking. And even if she doesn’t win, she’ll continue to work in the local community, speaking to schools, classes, groups and other organizations about human trafficking. “My platform is teach one, reach a million — educating the community about human trafficking,” Middleton said. “That’s a topic that people don’t talk about that often. When you talk about sex trafficking, people get a little nervous, but it’s something that needs to be discussed because it’s happening in our area.” Middleton used to be in the education field, working as a teacher, assistant principal and principal. She has an undergraduate degree in political science, a master’s degree in business, and another master’s degree in education secondary administration. It’s the degree she’s working on now, though, that is her dream: She’s a student at Savannah Law School. “I’ve always wanted to be an attorney,” Middleton said. “Teaching found me – I did not find teaching. But I was determined to still pursue my dream to become an attorney. Five years ago, I lost my mom to lung cancer and one of the last things she said to me in her final days was, ‘Do not let your dream die. You know what I’m talking about.’ And all I talked about was being an attorney, so I promised her that I wouldn’t.”

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amily is integral to the story of Burke’s Main Street Pharmacy — a Hilton Head Island mainstay — and to the life of co-owner David Burke and his wife, Karen. David’s father started the family business in Rochester, New York. Today, the shop is run by David and his brother, Tim, who have worked side-by-side — “literally five feet apart,” David said — for 30 years. Other siblings also have joined them at the pharmacy, making it a true family affair, and helping the brothers form a close bond. “We talk constantly, regularly, and after all these years we practically know each other’s thoughts,” said David of his relationship with Tim. “We can finish each other’s sentences.” That’s a trait David also shares with wife Karen. It’s not the only thing they share: Both are passionate about community involvement. For example, David heads the board of directors at Hilton Head Hospital, and Karen, who does not work in the pharmacy, is a hospice volunteer. The couple met at Northeastern University in Boston, and over 33 years together have built a family based on faith, love and generosity. “I was looking out the window and I saw this little blonde girl and the guy behind her was carrying a whole bunch of stuff and he had a lampshade on his head,” David said. “And I said, ‘Oh, I’ve got to meet them.’ And he turned out to be my father-in-law.” Karen is one of eight children and David is one of seven, so when they married the couple expected to have a big family. Four or five children, David said. Karen politely corrected him. “Six,” she said. “Six was our number.” But things did not work out as planned, leading to what David called difficult early years. “Seven years,” Karen said of the time they spent trying to conceive a child. Their faith gave them solace. “It was the path we had to walk down,” said Karen, a Christian since college. “The doctors would fix something and then something else would go wrong. It was becoming apparent that was the pattern. And then the five came. It was like God’s plan just unfolded after those seven years.” “The five” are the couple’s five adopted children — something they had been hesitant to consider. David said that the idea of adopting originally gave him some pause. “I didn’t know anybody who was adopted. All of our friends were having children. Tim and his wife were having children.” But all trepidation disappeared when they received their first child, a daughter. Kathleen, who today is 24 and living in Nashville, soon was joined by Mary Meghan, now 22 and a junior at the University of South Carolina; John, 18 and a

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senior at Hilton Head Christian Academy; Anna, 16, a sophomore at Hilton Head Island High School; and Andrew, 15, a freshman at Hilton Head High. Anna and Andrew are biological siblings. “We didn’t get to six but we got to five,” Karen said. The oldest two children were born in South Carolina; the others are Russian. “There are incredible, miracle stories of each and every one of them,” David said. “We could talk for two hours on each and everyone of them.” When the Burkes applied to become adoptive parents, they were told to expect a long process — at least two years. It turned out to be much shorter. Kathleen’s birth mother wanted to choose her child’s adoptive parents. When no one met her adoption criteria, the young girl and her mother decided to keep the baby. “The very day they walked in (to the adoption services) and said ‘We are going to do this on our own,’ is when our paperwork came in,” Karen said. Kathleen was born on a Sunday, the


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Burkes got the news on that Tuesday, and they picked up the baby in Myrtle Beach on Wednesday, David said. “I drove to Myrtle Beach at about 125 miles an hour,” he said. The Burkes’ second child, born premature, spent two months in neonatal intensive care before she was allowed to come home. The couple’s first international adoption also had a few hiccups — paperwork inadvertently left in a “private” taxi and documents sent to the wrong city. “When you have your own natural child, you obviously see God’s intervention,” Karen said. “When it is adoption, you can see his hand in it, almost in a miraculous way. “ David, an Elder at Grace Community Church on Hilton Head, agreed: “Where we are in our lives now, it brings such tremendous balance. I know we have been blessed here as a business, we live in one of the most beautiful places in the country, and we have a beautiful neighborhood.” “We don‘t expect those blessings,” Karen said. “It is just a bonus.”



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The Secrets of a Plastic Surgeon The average lifespan in America is now 79, and many of us are living well into our 80’s and late 90’s. Today, sixty is the new “50”. Everyone is living longer, working longer, and enjoying second and sometimes third relationships. Women aren’t the only ones that want to have full lives and look as young as they feel. It used to be said that men didn’t grow old; they just grew distinguished. Men are now living well beyond that stage and are facing the challenges of aging just like women are. This has led to a huge industry to try to help our aging population look as young as they can. What works? What doesn’t? What do plastic surgeons do to keep their patients looking so good? That is what I am going to share with you today. BASIC CONCEPTS FOR GROWING OLD GRACEFULLY Looking young requires a healthy lifestyle. If you aren’t already in the proper mindset, analyze your life. It takes effort, but make the commitment to change your lifestyle to a healthy one. Some of the major factors in aging include: excess sun exposure, smoking, significant drinking, inadequate sleep, lack of exercise, and not being conscientious about your diet. 1) Avoid direct sunlight between 11 am and 2 pm. Use sunscreen every single day, keeping in mind that the

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percentage of zinc oxide is more important that the SPF. Also, if you are going to be outside, reapply as necessary. Quit Smoking - Not only will it reduce the damage to your skin, you’ll live longer and smell better! Drink alcohol in moderation. In addition to being full of empty calories, it dehydrates your skin, and some individuals fall asleep before removing their makeup. You should try to get at least 6 hours of uninterrupted sleep, and 8 hours is better. Try to schedule at least 15 minutes of exercise daily. Even a brisk walk will improve your overall health, increase your endurance, reduce stress, and make you feel more awake and vibrant. We all need to learn to eat healthier. In addition to having less indigestion, you’ll lose weight, live longer, and look better. Fortunately, eating healthier is easier now than ever before.

Perhaps you have improved your habits and still want more improvement. What can you do to look better? You can call a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to schedule a consultation.

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Think about what you see in the mirror, and what you would like to see improved. During the consultation, you can discuss the best operative and non operative techniques available to obtain the improvements you are looking for.

neck is by surgical removal. The most important advice I can give you is that you want to look as natural as possible when you have healed. This is important to all patients, and especially our male population.

FIRST STEPS: 1) Skin Care: As we mature, our skin shows signs of prolonged sun exposure, as well as loss of elasticity and dermal thickness. You can get by on over-the-counter products for a while, but there comes a time when they do not have the strength to correct things like loss of elasticity, wrinkles, and brown spots. The only products that are powerful enough to do this are those which contain prescription strength ingredients such as tretinoin and 4% hydroquinone. It can be overwhelming to be a consumer with the myriad of products on the market today, but just remember that if it does not require a prescription, it is not strong enough to correct your skin! Contrary to popular belief, being sold in a physician’s office does not guarantee that a product is prescription strength! 2) Makeup: As we mature, we can unwittingly get caught in a makeup application warp. There is an art to applying makeup to women who are beyond age 50. Do you remember the last time you had an update? Many Board Certified Plastic Surgeons employ Medical Aestheticians with special training in this area. The transformation could easily erase several years. NON-OPERATIVE PROCEDURES: 1) Botox: Your doctor can use a very fine needle to inject a drug that weakens the muscles that create unwanted wrinkles. The drug is placed very precisely to soften your appearance without any awkward changes. 2) Fillers: Deeper wrinkles can be filled in by replacing your dermal loss with an injection of materials similar to those created by our bodies. They will last 6-12 months. These products can also be used to create plumper and more defined lips. In larger quantities, fillers can be used to perform “Liquid Facelifts”. This refers to using volume to lift up minor degrees of saggy skin. 3) Chemical Peels/Microdermabrasion: These procedures are done at different depths. Very superficial treatments help exfoliate dead skin cells and sometimes some of the discoloration of your skin. Deeper treatments may improve skin texture or wrinkles. OPERATIVE PROCEDURES: The majority of my patients are very pleased with our non operative techniques. Unfortunately, the older we get, the more elasticity we lose, and the more sag we develop. The most effective way to get rid of significant jowling and loose skin of the

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We can all think of someone whose unnatural, windblown look was evident, even from a great distance. It is my goal to see that this person is not someone I have operated on. It is important to have a discussion with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has experience in treating the aging patient. Make a list of the things that concern you. Ask them how they would propose to improve your areas of concern, and if they have any additional suggestions for improvement. Computer software can be used to show you what the changes might look like and can be an excellent communication tool. Look at their before and after photos so you can tell whether the degree of improvement and the artistic results look good to you. Speaking to their previous patients to determine the degree of satisfaction and recovery they had is also very helpful. You deserve an individualized plan agreed upon between you and your surgeon. MOST COMMON PROCEDURES: Eyelid Lift: Removes excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids. This is the first area to show aging. The procedure takes less than one hour under sedation, and is sometimes covered by insurance if the excess skin of the upper eyelids impairs your vision. Brow lift: Restores the position of the brow to its natural state, opens up the appearance of the eyes, and softens the wrinkles on the forehead and between the eyes. Neck lift: Improves the appearance of the neck only. Any scars are behind the ears and under the chin. This is a good option when the patient does not have loose skin of the cheeks or jowls. Facelift: Tightens the underlying muscles of the face, removes excess skin of the neck, cheeks and jowls, and gently smoothes things out very naturally. A facelift includes improvement in the neck, cheeks, and jowls all at the same time. Many of my patients started to see me in their early thirties and forties for preventative maintenance. We have worked as a team to make the aging process a gracious one. My goal is to make them look as young as they feel in the most natural way possible. I try to postpone the need for surgery for as long as I can, and am there for them when they need my help. Now is a perfect time to change your lifestyle and begin looking as young as you feel. To learn more go to

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onfidence — that feeling of self-assurance that comes from within — helps us weather all that life brings. Confidence tells us we can cope with what’s going on in our lives, and that we have a right to be happy. A person’s level of self-confidence is revealed in behavior, body language, tone of voice and more. Feeling good about how we look is only one component of self-confidence, but studies shows that people who are satisfied with their personal appearance are more willing to take personal and professional risks. Modern cosmetic procedures are one way to help us look better and gain confidence. Advances in cosmetic procedures mean creating our “best self” is more affordable and comfortable than ever. Down time after procedures is shorter now than decades ago, and more professionals are providing a wider variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures than ever. It’s easy to look in the mirror and think that we could never look like the models in the fashion magazines, but often even a small change can give us the boost in confidence we need to carry ourselves differently and let our inner beauty shine through. Getting a facial or anti-wrinkle treatment helps keep your face looking young, and getting a teeth-whitening treatment or cosmetic veneers to hide a gap makes you more likely to smile. Laser treatments for varicose veins can give you the motivation to get out and enjoy our beautiful natural world in the Lowcountry without pain or embarrassment. These are examples of things that you can do to alleviate that one aspect of your appearance that you can’t stop fixating on. The Hilton Head Island and Bluffton area is home to many trained professionals who specialize in services that can help you make the transformation you’re looking for. These professionals work to bring you more health and happiness — the two most important things in life. Our local health and beauty industries offer the most innovative and up-to-date technologies out there.  Ultimately, this is not a call to embrace every trend and standard set by celebrities, but rather a call to love yourself, and not be afraid to give yourself the best.  The before-and-after beauty treatments presented on the following pages exemplify the types of physical changes that can give you a little extra spring in your step. Read on, because you deserve to learn about them.

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Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures grew at a slightly higher rate than surgical procedures in 2017. While three of the top-five surgical procedures focused on the body, the top minimally invasive procedures focused on the face. Of the nearly 1.8 million cosmetic surgical procedures performed in 2017, the top 5 were:

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After Serendipity Medical Spa Body Sculpting and Non-Invasive Fat Procedures Boom More people are choosing to shape different parts of their bodies using ultrasound, radio frequency, infrared light, vacuum massage and injectable medication to reduce fat cells. Non-invasive procedures to eliminate fat and tighten the skin are gaining popularity, with the fastest growing procedure cellulite treatments - up nearly 20 percent over last year. "Unwanted fat is something that affects so many Americans," said American Society of Plastic Surgeons President Jeffrey E. Janis, MD. "Plastic surgeons are able to give patients more options than ever before for fat elimination or redistribution. Patients appreciate having options, especially if they can act as maintenance steps while they decide if getting something more extensive down the line will be right for them." Current non-invasive fat reduction and skin tightening procedures continue to gain popularity: • Non-invasive fat reduction procedures that use special technology to "freeze" away fat without surgery increased 7 percent. • Non-surgical cellulite treatments that use lasers to eliminate fat increased 19 percent (up 55 percent since 2000) • Non-invasive skin tightening procedures that target fat and tighten sagging areas increased 9 percent. SOURCE: PLASTICSURGERY.ORG

Serendipity is proud to offer the latest advances in skin care including resurfacing with the FDA-approved Fraxel Restore Dual Laser. This amazing technology allows your skin to return to its former glory by erasing wrinkles, banishing brown spots & sun spots, eliminating acne scars and tightening, firming & toning the skin. Resurfacing kick starts your skin’s natural rejuvenation process and leaves you with smooth, soft, even, clear, radiant skin. Approved for facial and non-facial skin, Fraxel Restore is an outpatient procedure requiring little social downtime. Turn back the hands of time and schedule your complimentary consultation today! Visit for complete details and more before & after photos.


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Paddleboard tour with SoulSup

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2. TAKE WING Tucked away along the pathways of Coastal Discovery Museum at historic Honey Horn, a screened enclosure serves as habitat for a bevy of beautiful butterflies. Walk through and you’ll find them hiding among leafy vegetation and flitting about, filling the air with color. It’s the perfect pitstop while you’re exploring the historic grounds.


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WALK ON THE WILD SIDE Hilton Head has so much outdoor excitement, it’s almost too much for one island. Fortunately, Pinckney Island is just over the bridge and offers a wonderland of tranquil forests and marshland to explore. Hit the trails and discover a wealth of local wildlife, the beauty of the ibis pond and the mesmerizing Lowcountry views at White Point.

4. GET ON YOUR BIKE AND RIDE This one’s a no-brainer. There are 6 miles of bike lanes, 117 miles of shared-use pathways, 108 miles of paved shareduse paths, 14 miles of planned pathways, and 1 mile of single track stretching across the island. If you didn’t bring your own bike, there are more than 30 rental shops around town ready to get you on your way. In short, there are plenty of opportunities to get out there and discover why Hilton Head is a Gold-Level Bike Friendly Community with the hardware to prove it.

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HAVE A BALL Of course, if there’s one outdoor activity that defines Hilton Head Island, it’s golf. But if you can’t get a tee time, may we suggest some golf of the mini variety? The island offers a bevy of putt-putt, from Adventure Cove’s tree-shaded greens to the swashbuckling fun of Pirate’s Island and the towering waterfall at Legendary Golf. With two courses at each stop, you’ll find that the golf may be small, but the thrills are not.


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Why work up a sweat peddling when you can simply step on a Segway and let the motor do all the work while you enjoy the scenery? ProSegway offers three different Segway tours of the island. The first guides you through historic Honey Horn as part of a tranquil eco-tour among the forests and marshes of this pristine site. The second winds along the pathways of Coligny, giving you a chance to cap off your tour with some shopping. The third tour follows the island’s newest pathways along Shelter Cove, stopping at the Veterans Memorial.

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In Full Swing




he funny name might raise an eyebrow, and the analogy to playing ping-pong on a badminton court might be tough to wrap your head around, but more and more Lowcountry residents are falling in love with pickleball. While some devoted tennis players are reluctant to embrace the game, others find it to be a great alternative thanks to its smaller court and quick pace. Take, for example, Christine McGrath, a top touring pro who discovered pickleball after playing collegiate tennis. “I was pretty reluctant because it sounded weird, but I got addicted right away and entered my first pro tournament like two weeks after,” McGrath said. McGrath and fellow pro Ben Johns recently planned a vacation on Hilton Head Island after playing a pro tournament in Atlanta and figured they would see if there was an opportunity to put on a clinic while they were visiting. They wound up working six clinics around the area. “Hilton Head is a surprisingly big pickleball community,” McGrath said. “I didn’t expect that. I thought we would be working one or two days, and now we’re working every day.” The Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, with its eight dedicated pickleball courts, became their de facto headquarters during the trip, with their clinics drawing locals and tourists alike. Some were beginners, but many were devoted players looking to pick up some pointers to take their game to the next level. “People improve so fast, that’s why they really love it,” said 19-year-old Johns, who picked up the sport at age 17 and has played professionally for two years. “They get that taste of improvement and they want more of it.” Would-be players might not pick up the game quite as quickly as Johns, an experienced tennis and table tennis player who had played pickleball only two months before placing fifth in the pro division of the U.S. Open in his first tournament. But if the robust programming available on the Palmetto Dunes courts is any indication, they’re flocking to the game. Palmetto Dunes began lining some of its tennis courts for pickleball in June 2015 and eventually converted two tennis courts into eight dedicated pickleball courts. Now entering its fourth summer offering pickleball programming, the resort holds beginner clinics every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday; intermediate clinics every Tuesday and Thursday; and round


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WHERE TO PLAY Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center -Beginner clinics every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday ($25) -Intermediate clinics every Tuesday and Thursday ($25) -Round robins daily from 10-11:30am ($15) -Discounts available for club members -Call the pro shop at 843-785-1152 for the full schedule.

robins daily from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Head pickleball pro Mark Anders encourages prospective players to attend a clinic and stick around for the round robin to put their newly learned skills into action. “The clinic is about information, and the round robin is about playing and beginning to try to integrate all those things, which is a lot more challenging,” Anders said. “That’s when it all begins to make sense.”

Considering the Lowcountry’s love for other social sports such as golf and tennis, it’s no surprise that pickleball is catching on. “I think it’s a perfect place for it, because you have so many fun activities here,” Johns said. “It’s a perfect vacation game, too, because you can pick it up really fast and everyone learns it really easily.”

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he list of golfers who have won the Players Amateur is impressive, but the list of players who have teed it up in the Lowcountry’s premier amateur golf event without hoisting the trophy is even more eye-popping. Bluffton’s Bryson Nimmer is on the second list, but he would prefer to be on the first. Nimmer, who finished second at last year’s event after a playoff with North Florida’s Philip Knowles, is among the 81 players who will be vying for one of the amateur golf world’s most prestigious titles when the Players Amateur returns July 10-15 to Berkeley Hall Club’s North Course. “I’m excited to get another crack at it,” said Nimmer, a Hilton Head Christian Academy graduate and current Clemson standout. Nimmer walked to the 18th green during last year’s final round needing a two-putt to win the Players Amateur — and an exemption into the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing — but wound up losing to Knowles on the second playoff hole. He had several more close calls during his junior season at Clemson, where he recorded eight top-10 finishes in 10 events, including a seventh place showing at the NCAA Championships, where he held the lead entering the final round. He knows the wins are going to come, perhaps on his home course at Berkeley Hall. “I think the biggest thing is just putting yourself in the situation enough where it finally happens. I’ve done a good PHOTOS COURTESY OF BERKELEY HALL


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job of that,” Nimmer said. “It will eventually happen. If I’m in the top five every week, that’s a good thing.” To fall short at the Players Amateur is nothing to be ashamed of — the alumni who never won here include two-time U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka, past Heritage champs Wesley Bryan and Matt Kuchar, and PGA Tour stars Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Kyle Stanley, Daniel Berger and Kevin Kisner. Past champions include Rickie Fowler, Brian Harman, Camilo Villegas and Bill Has. To join their ranks, Nimmer will have to outplay this year’s outstanding international field, which features 19 of the top 100 players in the Scratch Players World Amateur Rankings. That group includes Nimmer, No. 13, and Knowles, No. 35, who is bidding to become the first repeat champion in the tournament’s history. One

player it doesn’t include is Hilton Head Island’s Andrew Orischak, who is back in the field for the first time since missing the cut in 2015. Orischak was one of the nation’s top junior golfers coming out of high school and reached the finals of the 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur at Colleton River. He has enjoyed some success in his first two seasons at the University of Virginia, but his amateur ranking hasn’t been high enough to afford him many opportunities to play in the top events. He was the stroke play medalist at the Carolinas Golf Association’s S.C. Amateur Match Play and reached the quarterfinals, and he hopes to carry that momentum into a week at Berkeley Hall that could vault him up the rankings and grant him invitations to more events — potentially even the Heritage. “It’s the opportunity to live out a lifelong dream, for sure,” Orischak said. “It’s a cool opportunity.”




Players in the field who competed in this year’s U.S. Open, including Ohio State’s Will Grimmer, one of three amateurs to make the cut


Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking of Australian Min Woo Lee, the highest-ranked player in the field as of June 19


Number of foreign players in the field as of June 19, including eight Australian players

Number of top 100 players in the Scratch Players World Amateur Rankings (as of June 19) competing in this year’s Players Amateur


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Where Are They Now? Betsy La Force A FORCE FOR CHANGE



s drivers buzzed by her group of cyclists making their way from Charleston to Savannah, Betsy La Force realized just how important her job was. The gang of environmentalists and city planners— participating in a New Urbanism professional seminar in Charleston — experienced firsthand during the grueling 130-mile ride how ill-equipped the Lowcountry is to handle traffic of all varieties. “The road rage really brought to light the lack of safe bicycle infrastructure in the Lowcountry,” said La Force, who is the communities and

transportation project manager for the nonprofit Coastal Conservation League. At the league, La Force helps shape policy aimed at encouraging transportation alternatives and thoughtful residential development, as well as mitigating runaway sprawl. It’s part of the nonprofit organization’s mission to protect the Lowcountry landscape, wildlife, clean water and quality of life. With more than 30 full-time staff members, offices in downtown Charleston, Georgetown and Beaufort and a full-time lobbyist in Columbia, the group weighs in on policy concerning anything from small-scale farming to highway expansion.


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– Betsy La Force

La Force, now 28, grew up on Hilton Head Island, surrounded by what she describes as, “different flora and fauna coming and going with the seasons.” She spent many summers as an Outside Hilton Head kayak guide, learning about coastal ecology and then sharing that knowledge with visitors. During her time at the College of Charleston, she took up composting at the urging of a friend living down the street. After college, she worked for a software company, but it began to feel unrelated to the values she was living out in her community. “My life felt kind of isolated,” she said. “I woke up, drove to Mount Pleasant, drove home.” Her composting friend, Dana, helped her land a job with Smart Recycling, a startup, and La Force spearheaded composting initiatives across the region. Because the company was a small startup, she often found herself alone at the office taking care of business instead of soaking up knowledge from peers. She wanted to do more in the community. “The experience was great but I also felt drawn to something bigger,” she said. “I wanted to affect change on a greater level.” She saw a job opening for a communities and transportation project manager at the Coastal Conservation League and wanted to apply. But she was worried she didn’t have the right skills, and that she would need a master’s degree in environmental studies or urban planning. But she decided to go for it, nailing the essay prompt and sending hand-written thank-you notes to each interviewer. She landed the job within a month. Six months into her new job at the time of this interview, La Force had just returned from an event called Awakening Motion, which brings awareness to the lack of transportation, bike, and pedestrian infrastructure in the Charleston area. It’s centered around an emblematic intersection that was the site of 23 accidents in the past year. “We got a bunch of people in the community to come out, including artist Jonathan Green and Mayor John Tecklenburg,” La Force said. “It was a crazy busy day at work; I was just furiously trying to get through my checklist.” But she wouldn’t change a thing. “Looking back on an old journal entry, there were ideas written down about being rooted in my community. Now I am more than I ever would have dreamed.”

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oggerhead turtles returned to Hilton Head Island when the nesting season began in May. As of midJune, 79 nests had been laid on the island’s beaches. Many locals and visitors hope for the rare chance to see a female nest on the beach at night and eagerly anticipate the emergence of hatchlings. A few lucky beachgoers will witness the baby turtles’ first crawl into the ocean. While most people who live on or visit Hilton Head will never see these elusive creatures, it’s still possible for everyone to help protect them. For example, if you own or rent a beachfront home, make sure you turn off lights facing the beach during sea turtle nesting season. Light disorients newborn hatchlings and may cause them to crawl away from the ocean instead of toward it. Or you could help protect sea turtles while funding public education about them by adopting a nest. The Coastal Discovery Museum has run an adopt-anest program for 21 years. For a $25 donation, adopters receive a certificate, a sea turtle souvenir, email updates, pictures of the nest’s progress, and a final report on their nest’s production. For a $50 donation, adopters receive all of the above plus a museum t-shirt. “The mission of the museum is to inspire people to care for the Lowcountry, and some of the Adopt-A-Nest funds help underwrite programs we run for over 7,000 school children per year,” said Coastal Discover Museum CEO Rex Garniewicz. The museum also uses some of the adoption proceeds to print materials to educate the public about turtles through programs at beachfront hotels and in the museum’s Tom Peeples Discovery Lab. “Really, the biggest educational asset that we have are our nest adopters who live near or walk on the beach,” Garniewicz said. “They help spread the word to visitors who don’t even know it is sea turtle nesting season. We often find they print out our Adopt-A-Nest emails to share with visitors.”

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Garniewicz said the Coastal Discovery Museum also is working on an adopt-a-dolphin program to help fund Dr. Eric Montie’s dolphin research at the University of South Carolina- Beaufort. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources also runs a nest adoption program. Money raised by the program goes toward sea turtle protection efforts on Daufuskie and Hunting islands. For $25, DNR will send adopters a certificate and details about their nest and add them to the list of adopters at Other conservation groups need help protecting the area’s turtles, too. The nonprofit Hilton Head Island Sea Turtle Protection Project patrols the island’s beaches, monitoring and marking nests and, when needed, moving them above the high tide line. Donations to the group are used to fuel and maintain its vehicles, as well as supply the paper and iPads volunteers use to collect data about local nesting habits, said project director Amber Kuehn.

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CONCRETE This material is the best choice if you want a custom-shaped pool design or a pool size not offered in the fiberglass world, like a depth of more than 8 feet, or a pool with a naturescape with natural rock features and other amenities like a waterfall, grotto or beach entry. Concrete takes longer to install because work is done on-site. Maintenance can be more intensive and you may face additional costs to repair structural damage over the years. With a concrete pool, you may also have to spend more time on chemical treatments, because concrete’s porous nature may allow algae and mold growth. FIBERGLASS This pre-cast, factory-produced material, which comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, is virtually maintenance-free because of its nonporous surface, which doesn’t alter the water/chemical composition. Pre-molded features — which don’t require any framing on site, can include steps, benches and swim-outs. Its smooth surface is easy on the feet, heats up more quickly than concrete and retains heat longer. However, keep in mind that design, shape and size options are limited to what manufacturers can produce.

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John Coulter has joined the team at Premier Properties by Haig Point as a real estate professional. Previously, Coulter has worked as a mortgage lender, a commercial lender and an investment advisor. He moved to the Lowcountry in 1973.

Keller Williams welcomed several new agents to the company’s Hilton Head Island and Bluffton offices. Morgan Brown, Gina Calamari, Cynthia Dawn Davis, Kimberly Peacock, Matt Walley and Alex Wechsler have joined the team as real estate professionals.


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Panoramic tidal marsh views across moss draped live oaks from this home thoughtfully designed for South Carolina Lowcountry sub-tropical climate. Design inspired by the renowned Jim Thompson home in Bangkok, Thailand. Highest quality craftsmanship in/out w/features incl. brick & cypress exterior, tongue/groove cypress walls, expansive great room with 12ft. cypress ceiling, built-ins, brick fp, wood floors & impressive 2 story staircase. Secluded ground floor 4 season Carolina Rm w/fireplace. 3BR/2BA/1HB, 3196 Sq. Ft., $549,000.


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Well maintained lifestyle home w/lanai pool close to all amenity rich Moss Creek has to offer. Popular kitchen open to family room floor plan includes expansive LR, excellent BR separation, Carolina Rm and separate 2nd floor living area great for children and/or visiting guests. Features include vaulted ceilings, gas fp, ceramic tile and carpeted floors, custom built-ins and workshop area. All with panoramic views across #4 & #5 of Moss Creek’s North Course. 3BR/2BA/2HB, 3793 SQ FT. $485,000.


Recently remodeled & expanded home w/ panoramic golf (5 different holes) and tidal marsh views on one of Moss Creek’s finest streets. Chef’s Kitchen w/custom cabinetry, Silestone counters, stainless appliances, SubZero frig. Master Suite incl. spa quality BA, den/study. Additional features incl. Carolina rm, spacious fam rm, fireplace & built-ins, LR, DR, 2 guest BR’s & walk-in attic. Magnificent specimen trees & secluded rear deck. 3BR/2.5BA, 3153 Sq. Ft., $599,000.


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Experience strand feeding Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin, cast for tailing Redfish off your back yard and be amazed by miles of panoramic tidal marsh, creek, deep water views and enjoy the almost constant breezes on much desired Cedar Island. Deep lot offers maximum privacy. Kitchen opens to FR & dining area, brick FP, 4 BR’s incl. vaulted ceiling master suite, covered porch, 2nd floor terrace, walk-in storage & 2.5+ car garage. A seldom available Lowcountry waterfront living remodel opportunity. 4BR/3BA, 3260 Sq. Ft., $550,000.


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Sweeping tidal marsh, creek & Nature Preserve views from remodeled, meticulously maintained home. Improvements incl. kitchen w/high end custom cabinetry, granite counters, glass tile backsplash & stainless appliance package w/gas range. Luxurious master bath, Oak hardwood flooring, smooth ceilings, brick paver drive & walkway, built-ins, spray foam, etc. Floor plan offers vaulted ceiling great rm, Carolina rm, casual & formal dining + side & rear decks. New HVAC system, pristine landscaping & maximum privacy. 3BR/3BA/2600 Sq. Ft., $479,000.


Enjoy wonderful curb appeal and triple fairway views from this superbly maintained newer home with open floorplan. High end chef’s kitchen opens to Great Room with built-in, fp, and bar. Formal and casual dining areas. Private master suite has luxurious master bath. Large guest bedroom with huge bonus room/4th BR. Carolina Room view overlooks golf course. Oversized 2-car garage with workshop. 4BR/4BA, 3752 Sq. Ft. $649,000.


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Casual elegance and superior craftsmanship in expansive waterfront home sited on 2 lots (1.84 acres, 150 ft frontage w/bulkhead) within the private enclave of Ribaut Island. Port Royal Sound views throughout w/soaring ceilings, detailed millwork, 2 fireplaces, outdoor living area w/covered veranda. Floorplan has well equipped kitchen, dining room, LR, FR, luxurious master suite, spacious guest BR suites, private office, huge bonus/game room, ample storage space & 3+ car garage. Enjoy Ribaut Island day dock, pool & tennis. 3BR/3BA/2HB, 5989 Sq. Ft., $2,295,000.

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Superbly maintained, practically new home short walk to Port Royal Sound, beach and waterfront leisure trail. Features include high smooth ceilings, detailed millwork, bullnose corners, built-ins, wood flooring, granite kitchen w/top notch appliances, plantation shutters, etc. Floor plan offers kitchen open to family room, LR, DR, oversized Carolina room and 3 guest BR suites including bonus. Private master suite w/ well-appointed bath and “to die for” closet. 4BR/4.5BA, 3854 Sq. Ft., $695,000.


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Updated, home with private courtyard pool, covered patio & golf views. Features include Chef’s granite kitchen w/casual dining open to Fam Rm. Expansive master suite has twin walk-in closets & luxurious bath. Additional features incl. spacious LR & Dining Area, 2 guest BR’s + large multi-purpose bonus room. Tabby hard coat stucco exterior. 3BR/2.5BA, 2685 Sq. Ft., $549,000.


16 Salt Wind Way Hilton Head Plantation

Sweeping tidal marsh views through moss draped Live Oaks from this charming home perfectly sited on quiet, cul-de-sac lot to maximize views. Expansive rear deck, screened porch, tray ceiling great room w/wood floors & Savannah brick fireplace, spacious kitchen, formal and casual dining areas, 3 spacious bedrooms w/ covered breezeway to oversized 2-car garage. Launch your kayak or canoe from the back yard on the incoming tide and paddle out to Port Royal Sound. 3BR/2BA/1985 Sq. Ft., $429,000.

Moss Creek Homes

42 Royal Pointe Dr. Pristine, updated with open floor plan. Expansive granite kitchen, DR, Great Room w/gas fp, private master suite. 4BR/3BA, 2350 Sq. ft., $369,000. 43 Toppin Drive. Golf view home with open floor plan. Volume ceilings, gas fireplace, private outdoor living area. 3BR/2BA, 1940 Sq. Ft., $339,900 3 Royal Pointe Drive. Charming courtyard entry updated home with open floor plan. Kitchen w/granite counters & breakfast bar. 3BR/2BA, 1822 Sq. Ft. $319,000. 73 Stable Gate Road. Lagoon view home w/atrium, great room, large back yard, gas fireplace, excellent BR separation. 2BR/2BA, 1371 Sq. Ft., $229,000







14 Dahlgren Lane Port Royal Plantation

Located in Port Royal Plantation, Hilton Head’s truly private residential oceanfront community. EVERYTHING has been done with great attention to all the details. Large private lot with a century’s old Live Oak framing the entrance. Once you step inside you will know you are home at the beach. Open plan, smooth ceilings, new tile flooring in living space and screened porch, granite and stainless kitchen, spa like master bath and all bathed in wonderful natural light. All on one floor - not a step in the house! 2 car side entry garage. Great Elevation - in a C Zone. 3BR/3.5BA/2087 Sq. Ft., $599,900.


23 Santa Maria Drive Hilton Head Plantation

Fantastic curb appeal from this custom built, lovingly maintained home on 4th Row lot just yards from Port Royal Sound & waterfront leisure trails. Features include volume 12-14 ft. vaulted, tray & double tray ceilings, bullnose corners, built-ins, detailed millwork package, wood floors, fireplace, brick paver patio & new roof. Floor plan offers Chef’s kitchen open to Family Rm, Spacious LR & DR. 3 ample BR suites + powder room, storage room & laundry room. Close to all Hilton Head Plantation has to offer. 3BR/3.5BA, 3180 SQ FT. $574,000


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49 Headlands Drive Hilton Head Plantation

Sweeping lagoon views from pristine light & bright McNair built home with open floor plan, volume smooth ceilings, custom detailed moldings & built-ins, transom windows, skylights, wood flooring, new roof and newer mechanicals. Kitchen w/ island & breakfast bar, granite counters, glass tile backsplash & stainless appliances. Master suite offers twin walk-in closets and well-appointed BA. 2 guest BR suites, DR and LR. Charming covered front porch and high elevation location. 3BR/3BA/2421 Sq. Ft., $549,000.






259 Seabrook Drive Hilton Head Plantation

Excellent value! Screened lanai pool, inviting great room floorplan and oversized corner lot in much desired area of HHP. Close to Spring Lake Rec Area, Country Club of Hilton Head, Skull Creek Marina, dining, etc. Features include energy saving spray foam insulation, tray ceiling, private master suite w/ updated, oversized laundry/craft room, ample guest bedrooms, built-ins, excellent storage space, transom and bay windows, etc. 3BR/2BA, 2207 Sq. Ft., $425,000.

11 Pelican Watch Ct • Hilton Head Plantation

Excellent value on 2nd Row Port Royal Sound view lot with open space to rear and sound/beach access just down the street. Plenty of room to build your dream home in area of high end homes. All at end of quiet cul-de-sac street in much desired Hickory Forest neighborhood within popular Hilton Head Plantation. $350,000.

Islandwide Villas


117 Barrington Court-Palmetto Dunes-$445,500 1BR/1.5BA-Oceanfront

18 Peninsula Drive-Lagoon-Moss Creek-$165,000 84 W. Branch Rd.-Marsh/River-Knowles Island-$110,000.

1767 St. Andrews Common-Palmetto Dunes-$325,000 Rarely Available 1st floor. 2BR/2BA, 1342 Sq. Ft.

15 Royal Pointe Drive-Lagoon-Moss Creek-$69,000

7456 Anchorage Villas-Shelter Cove/PD-$299,900 2BR/2BA, 1150 Sq. Ft., Lagoon View

23 Lynnfield Place-Wooded-Hampton Hall-$54,000

141 Devils Elbow Lane-Moss Creek-$189,000 2BR/2BA-Marsh to Golf View

35 Timber Lane-Lagoon-Moss Creek-$65,000 P7-Skull Creek Marina-Hilton Head Plantation 75 Ft-$75,000 134 Villages of Skull Creek-Hilton Head Plantation 36 Ft.-$21,000

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Lowcountry charm meets European attention to detail in this beautiful custom-built home. With expansive marsh to sound views in front to the privacy of maturely landscaped pool and tidal creek in the back, this is the lifestyle you are looking for. Enjoy entertaining and living with the master suite on the first floor and lovely ensuite guest rooms upstairs as well as a fabulous garage, workshop and potting area. This is a must see!

Outstanding home w/quality construction & high end appointments with easy beach access. Ideal for enjoyment by multiple generations w/master suite on the 1st floor & an office/den with a full bath. The 2nd floor has a bonus/media room w/a full bath & wet bar, another master suite then 3 more ensuite bedrooms. Beautiful heart of pine floors, hardi-shake exterior, covered outdoor living area complete w/FP & private pool w/access to a full bath. The kitchen boasts a gas stove, double ovens, island w/prep sink, walk-in pantry, butler’s pantry & wet bar.

First row Sea Pines property guarantees a spectacular view of the ocean. Very well maintained 4 BR, 4.5 BA home with an open kitchen, high ceilings, media room, elevator, open porch, 2 separate decks, and outdoor pool. The property includes 4,136 sq. ft. of living area / 6,510 total sq. ft., a 2-car garage and a private wooden walkway to the beach.

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Shows like a model - very large 1 bedroom, 2 bath townhome with 2 balconies overlooking pool and tennis courts. Large master bedroom with sitting area. Villa has been updated! 4th floor penthouse location. The Forest Beach Villas are in the South Forest Beach area, just across the street from the beach; has tennis courts as well as an on-site pool. A convenient walk (5 min.) to the shops and restaurants of Coligny Plaza.

Easy living on this one story home with a gorgeous view of the 15th hole of the Sea Pines Country Club Course. Beautiful wood and slate floors throughout. Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams in great room and brick fireplace. Three bedrooms, two full baths, screen porch, back deck and Carolina Room. The two car garage has pull down stairs with plenty of storage above.

MLS #379353 $274,500 (F)

Mary Pracht 843.298.1715

If you wish to purchase a chic luxury 1BR condo on Hilton Head, we have what you are looking for. Fantastic ocean view, remodeled to the highest standards w/luxury appointments throughout. From the inviting BR w/FP and flat screen TV to a bath you won’t want to leave w/floor to ceiling tile, glass shower doors & rock tile floor. Kitchen w/Bosch, Samsung appliances, granite counters & glass tile. Contemporary white leather & chrome furniture. Rents for $250/nite in season and $200 in the off season. MLS #383171 $208,000

Mary Pracht 843.298.1715 3 LONG MARSH LANE – SEA PINES/CLUB COURSE

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A perfect home that reflects the ultra casual yet elegant life style sought by the discerning oceanfront Sea Pines buyer. Encompassing over 6,200 sq. ft., it transitions seamlessly to an expansive outdoor living space with covered and uncovered seating areas, pool and one of the largest oceanfront backyards on the island. 2 floors with 2 master suites, 2 living areas, state of the art media room, 6 terraces, 3 fountains, 3 fireplaces, Lutron lighting, impact glass, cedar closet, storm shutters, Texas limestone flooring and more. Footprint and rare beach sitting area cannot be reproduced in SP. MLS #383237 $5,350,000

Beautiful - ready to build on 1/2 acre lot on cul-de-sac. Great golf view down Arthur Hills 7th hole - tee to green. Walk, ride your bike or take your golf cart to the Club House and community amenities including swimming, tennis, golf, and dining. Palmetto Hall is a wonderful permanent or 2nd home community.



VIEWS FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET! Private Marsh Island location, complete designer renovation in 2014. 3 BR, 3.5 baths on cul-de-sac. Open floor plan with hardwood & tile floors throughout. Gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances, completely outfitted bar, over-sized attached garage, 2 decks, multiple gardens. Stunning!

MLS #373906 $1,100,000

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MLS #380872 $134,900

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Spectacular 6BR/5BA Harbourtown home! Pivate pool. Golf views. Karen Ryan 843-422-1101.

Fabulous newly renovated 5BR/4.5BA on cul-de-sac. Golf & marsh views. Barbara Weir 843-384-3840.

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4BR/3.5BA plus office situated on a highly desirable cul-de-sac street. The Bell Team 843-290-2591.

Spacious ext. Hamilton. Wood floors in main living areas. Den w/built-ins. Gas FP. Patio. Ruth Kimball 843-540-0205.





2BR/2BA Heather has a serene setting overlooking a lagoon. Ext garage. Ruth Kimball 843-540-0205.

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Quintessential Beach Cottage only 7 houses from the ccean with a direct path to the best stretch of private beach on the island! Featured in the 2018 Spring edition of a national magazine as a Classic Coastal makeover,. Easygoing living spaces flowing to a serene sunroom overlooking the manicured gardens. Offered at $695,000.

Magestically set on over 1/2 acre of lush grounds this rare Coastal Cottage has everything an outdoor enthusiastic could dream of. With captivating tidal marsh views. Multiple covered/screened porches welcome the coastal life. Your PRIVATE DOCK awaits for boating-kayaking-fishing, or the stone courtyard with custom firepit is a perfect gathering spot. Offered at $564,000.



Situated at the end of a charming cul-de-sac this custom build exemplifies Coastal Chic and Contemporary Sleek. Newly painted move-in ready 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom single story gem. Offered at $445,900.

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n Charleston’s cobblestone streets, history, hipsters and high style coexist side-by-side. The best visits to the Holy City combine some of each. Over the course of a few days, visitors will barely scratch the surface of all that Charleston has to offer — especially if they’re on a family trip catering to different ages — but even a short getaway is enough to whet the appetite and gain an appreciation for South Carolina’s oldest and largest city. With a little planning, it’s possible to explore downtown, learn some history, get out on the water and venture outside the city to enjoy the shore before it’s time to head back home. Walking is the most convenient way to get around downtown, and when it comes to convenience it’s hard to beat the location of the King Charles Inn, a historic property that once hosted writer Edgar Allan Poe. The boutique hotel is a short stroll from City Market and other historic spots, and a block from great shopping on King Street. The South Carolina Aquarium is also nearby, as is Upper King Street, a trendy, up-and-coming district of restaurants, bars, and shops. The King Charles Inn offers free onsite parking — practically unheard of in Charleston — and the staff is warm and welcoming, offering full concierge services. Each evening at the hotel’s happy hour reception, art lovers, foodies and history buffs chat about their day’s activities and the next day’s plans. There is also a small outdoor pool with tables and chairs

on a terrace and a quiet library area that’s a respite after a busy day of sightseeing. The following activities in and around Charleston are fun for families as well as adults with a sense of adventure. Take a carriage tour: For an overview of the city, a horsedrawn carriage tour can be a better choice than a walking tour — parents will probably hear fewer complaints of “I’m hot!” and “My feet hurt!” The carriages have canopies and the one-hour tours happen rain or shine, covering 25 to 30 city blocks. Some include the French Quarter area, Rainbow Row and Waterfront Park, but to keep carriage tours from stopping traffic, the city prescribes the route of each carriage's trip by lottery (or rather by the draw of a colored ball in an old bingo machine.) Palmetto Carriage Works, which leaves from a big red barn on Guignard Street, received good reviews from Jan and Steve Dillard of Greensboro, North Carolina, who were visiting Charleston for the first time.

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“Our horse’s name was Karla and she was very well-cared for,” Jan Dillard said. “I enjoyed the personal stories as well as the historical facts.” Eat well: Recently rated as one of the top 10 foodie cities in the U.S., Charleston is home to established local legends like Fig, Hawk’s Seafood, and Husk, plus dynamic up-and-coming restaurants. One of the best casual restaurants in the city is HoM, which is a burger boutique, ping pong lounge and neighborhood bar. Carnivores can devour specialty burgers like the Cowboy Killer, with bacon, gouda, barbecue sauce, tomato aioli and crispy onions. Owners Pete Smith and Pete Rivas are especially proud of its smoky flavors, which invoke a meal cooked over a campfire. Vegetarians, meanwhile, rave about the sweet potato and black bean burger and the buffalo cauliflower appetizer, while kids will have fun playing ping-pong in the back. For a light and refreshing cocktail that tastes like summer in a glass, try HoM’s strawberry basil gin. Get out on the water: In a new two-hour tour, guests pilot their own two-person boats and follow a guide along the Cooper River and out towards Fort Sumter. “Seeing Charleston by boat is amazing,” said Ray Berrouët, director of sales at King Charles Inn, which handles bookings for the tour. “And you get to drive your own boat.” Drivers must be 18 or older with a valid driver’s license, and there is room on each boat for two adults and one small child. Sing a Gullah Spiritual: Outside of Charleston in Mount Pleasant is Boone Hall Plantation, one of America's oldest working plantations. It has been continually growing crops for more than 320 years. It is gorgeous, with beautifully manicured grounds, a butterfly garden and an avenue of huge oaks lining an unpaved entrance road to the stately Colonialrevival mansion. Outside one of the nine restored slave cabins on the property, a Gullah storyteller entertains with tales of her rural South Carolina childhood, and asks volunteers from the audience to help act out the African-inspired tar baby story, in which wily Bre'r Rabbit outwits Bre'r Fox. Her presentation finishes with audience sing-along of “Amazing Grace” and

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Carriage tour of the Historic District Boating on the Cooper River Boone Hall Plantation South Carolina Aquarium Surf lessons

and up. A shop near the resort’s outdoor pools rents skim boards and boogie boards. Parents can sit in the beachfront pavilion and enjoy live music and ocean breezes while keeping an eye on their children. After a day in the sun, eat dinner at the inn’s upscale Coastal Provisions restaurant, where the creative menu, fresh fish and attentive service compares to and exceeds many downtown Charleston restaurants. Then spend the night at the inn, which has received a AAA Four Diamond award every year since it opened.


“Down by the Riverside.” Admission to Boone Hall Plantation includes this and several other 30-minute tours and presentations. Take a surf lesson: Also outside Charleston, on the Isle of Palms, the Boardwalk Inn at Wild Dunes Resort is a good home base for beach fun — a recent re-nourishment project just added 250 yards of white sand to the beach. The conditions in this area are much better for surfing than on Hilton Head Island, and the hotel offers surf lessons for beginners


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129 Dune Lane in North Forest Beach is redefining the term “Luxury Beach House”

7 bedrooms, 7 baths and 2 half baths • Gourmet kitchen plus upper and lower living areas Features elevator and private pool with spa • Exquisitely furnished with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean Complete exterior renovations in 2017 including complete stucco replacement • New windows and doors throughout with high impact resistant tinted glass • Projected to do $275,000 in rentals by year’s end

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Heritage Tourism is Trending LOCAL CULTURE GETS A BOOST



eritage tourism in the Lowcountry is gaining ground, with a new alliance of Lowcountry leaders, pledges of financial support from Beaufort County and the Town of Hilton Head Island, and partnership with the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. Four sites in the Lowcountry are designated by the National Parks Service as Reconstruction Era National Monuments. And both Hilton Head and Bluffton are part of the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, which spans the coastal areas and Sea Islands from North Carolina to Florida. With the goal of doing more to promote the Lowcountry’s heritage to vacationers, local political and cultural leaders have formed a regional network called the Heritage Tourism Corporation. This group wants to help individual groups and organizations build a coordinated plan around heritage tourism. “We see the corporation as the central focal point for heritage tourism in the county,” said Hilton Head Island Mayor David Bennett. “A place for them (the various attractions) to collaborate and build relationships together.” Other tourism corporation members include the mayors of Bluffton, Beaufort and Port Royal; the county chairman of Summerville; and the chairman of the Santa Elena Foundation in Beaufort. The corporation will soon bring in a consultant to research and determine the economic impact of investing in various heritage sites.


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Mitchelville (exploremitchelville. org) is just one of many examples of Hilton Head's heritage. Others include: •

The Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island was founded by Gullah storyteller Louise Miller Cohen and is dedicated to maintaining Gullah customs, traditions, language, stories, songs and structures on Hilton Head. For more information, go to

Gullah Heritage Trail Tours takes visitors to Hilton Head's Gullah communities. Tours are narrated by descendants of the former slaves who inhabited Hilton Head during and after the Civil War. For more information, go to

The Heritage Library offers history tours and instruction and resources for geneology research. For more information, go to

The Coastal Discovery Museum offers cultural heritage tours. For more information, go to

Progress on Mitchelville is an exciting part of the local heritage tourism scene. A future interactive museum at Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park will preserve the site of the nation’s first self-governing town of freed slaves, established during the Civil War, as well as the African roots of the town’s first residents — their food, art, language and religion. Recently, Beaufort County gave the Historic Mitchelville Preservation Project $250,000 to pay for its master plan, said Ahmad Ward, the nonprofit’s executive director. In April, the group’s board of directors issued a request for proposals for the master plan, and last month Ward said several companies specializing in historic preservation were planning to submit bids before the June 20 deadline.

Ward said the master plan will focus on themes of freedom, democracy, citizenship and opportunity. It’s the last theme, he said, that is most important. “Once they had the opportunity, they were able to flourish for 20 years,” he said. “We will then link it back to how important that is now.” Through its Rural and Critical Lands Program, Beaufort County has also pledged to fund up to $575,000 for improvements at the site. The Town of Hilton Head Island — which also pays Ward’s salary — will provide matching funds. The museum at Mitchellville will recreate a section of the historic town that was destroyed by a hurricane in 1892 and will focus on “the determination and will of the people to have freedom,” Ward said. Other plans include a replica


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of the praise house that stood on the site, modern buildings and technology. Ward expects to present the project’s master plan to Hilton Head and Beaufort County officials within the next year. Finally, Hilton Head is an important part of the Gullah/ Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, and the organization’s involvement on the island is growing. Last month, as part of the Juneteenth celebration put on by Historic Mitchelville, the Charleston-based nonprofit sponsored "The Language You Cry In." The film links present-day Gullah people to 18th-century Sierra Leone.

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Show off your red, white and blue spirit by decorating your bicycle, wagon, dog or kids for a fun-filled parade around Harbour Town. Meet at the parking lot adjacent to the Harbour Town Lighthouse at 8:30 a.m. to register and pick up decorating supplies. Parade line-up begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. and entries will be judged on patriotism. Supplies are limited to the first 100 registered. Following the parade, join us for carnival games, inflatables and more. 843-842-1979.

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are $19 for adults and $12 for students. 7 p.m. & 2 p.m. Main Street Youth Theatre, 3000 Main St., Hilton Head Island. 843-6896246 or

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MAIN STREET YOUTH THEATRE PRESENTS “GREASE”: Relive the 1950s with the high-energy musical “Grease.” Starring local teenagers, this classic love story features the hot-rodding gangster Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski, the sweet new girl in town. Tickets

“SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER”: Get your bell bottoms out and your boogie shoes on for the Southeastern premiere of “Saturday Night Fever” at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. A new generation of performers presents the soaring sounds and pulsating rhythms of this coming-of-age disco fantasy. Tickets are $50 for adults and $37 for children. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843842-2787 or

FEATURED ARTIST GERRY DÍAZ PRESENTS “RENACIMIENTO” AT THE SOCIETY OF BLUFFTON ARTISTS GALLERY: Diaz is from Puerto Rico and was inspired to translate his feelings into art as he watched the post-hurricane struggle his home continues to go through. Opening reception 3-5 p.m. July 8. 6 Church St., Bluffton. 843-757-6586 or

“SIDE BY SIDE”: Photographers and Artists Pair Up: The Society of Bluffton Artists presents “Side By Side,” an art exhibit that explores photography and mixed media. There are 13 photographers and more than 40 artists involved. One artist will receive the “People’s Choice” award. Open reception is 3-5 p.m. July 8, SoBA gallery, 6 Church St., Bluffton. 843-757-658 or

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Celebrating the Fourth of July is as all-American as apple pie, hot dogs, potato chips, baked beans and a cold beverage on a hot summer day. Here’s a sampling of patriotic events scheduled in the Lowcountry to mark the day in 1776 that members of the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. All events are weather permitting and subject to change: By Dean Rowland


Decorate your bicycle, wagon, dog or kids in red, white and blue and join the parade. Meet in the parking lot by the lighthouse at 8:30 a.m. to register and pick up decorating supplies — limited to the first 100 participants. The parade will start at 9:30 a.m. That night, head to Harbour Town’s Liberty Oak for a concert by local legend Gregg Russell from 8-9:30 p.m. Later, The Harbour Town Lighthouse and Calibogue Sound will serve as the backdrop when the fireworks extravaganza bursts into the sky about 9 p.m. for 15 minutes. There’s a gate fee for nonresidents of Sea Pines.


The 34th annual holiday celebration at Hudson’s Seafood House On the Docks, Skull Creek Boathouse and Skull Creek Dockside begins at 6 p.m. A free fireworks display begins at 9:30 p.m. Enjoy live entertainment and free parking and shuttle service from the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island on Gumtree Road from 6-10 p.m.

SHELTER COVE COMMUNITY PARK This special night, part of the Super Summer Jams hosted by Shelter Cove Towne Center, kicks off with music by Deas-Guyz, followed by fireworks at dusk. Other activities include facepainting, bounce houses, a zip line, a rock climbing wall and a bungee jump. Admission is free.

HILTON HEAD FIRECRACKER RUN Shelter Cove Community Park is the starting point for the 33rd Hilton Head Firecracker 5K Run and Family Fun Walk. More than 1,700 participants will take off at 8 a.m., with festivities to follow after the event.


The 30th annual HarbourFest entertains from 6-10 p.m. Shannon Tanner and his band will be on stage from 6-8:30 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Cappy the Clown, face-painting, carnival games and vendors will also be available.


Head to the Village Green for the annual parade at 10 a.m., led by local firefighters. Festivities continue all afternoon and will conclude at Moreland Landing with a fish fry and live entertainment from 6-9 p.m.


The Marine Corps band takes the stage at 5 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:15 p.m. The Parris Island Museum is free and open to the public from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Central Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church and Grace Community Church will host their second “One Island, One Community, One Hilton Head” free community picnic at 11 a.m., which will feature bounce houses, slides and music by the Headliners.

SALUTE FROM THE SHORE The ninth annual flyover will feature vintage military aircraft and F-16s buzzing the South Carolina coast from noon-2 p.m., ending at the May River in Bluffton.

“GLIMPSES OF GULLAH,” ART BY SAMANTHA CLAAR EXHIBIT: More than 150 pieces of local artwork inspired by the rich culture and history of the Gullah people of Georgia and South Carolina. Free and open to the public, with a reception on July 11. Art League Gallery, inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060.

July 3, 11, 19 and 25 SEA TURTLES OF HILTON HEAD ISLAND: Learn about the life of sea turtles on Hilton Head Island from marine biologist Amber Kuehn. Learn about different types of sea turtles, their nesting patterns and the best ways to protect them as they venture to our shores. Cost is $19 per adult, $15 per child (ages 12 and younger) and reservations are required. 8-9 p.m., Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979.

July 4 BLOCKBUSTER JULY 4TH CELEBRATION: Before fireworks over Broad Creek at dusk, entertainer and musician Shannon Tanner will perform from 6:30-8 p.m. American flags will be distributed at 5 p.m. to the first 1,000 people who arrive by the King Neptune statue. Family entertainment from 6-9 p.m. including Cappy the Clown, face painting, hair


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July 20 THE LIFE TOUR: Boy George & Culture Club and The B-52s perform with special guest Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins. 7 p.m., Volvo Car Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Charleston. 800-745-3000 or

braiding, balloon animals and sand art. 843-686-9098 or go to the Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina Facebook page. FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS AT HARBOUR TOWN: Join the festivities in Sea Pines’ Harbour Town for a fireworks extravaganza over the famous Harbour Town Lighthouse and Calibogue Sound. Food, fun and live music. Free. 9 p.m., Harbour Town, Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979.

July 5-Aug. 16 MOVIE NIGHTS IN THE PARK: After the sun sets over Broad Creek, watch favorites on a 20-foot movie screen. Beach chairs, blankets and take-out food from merchants recommended. Free. 9 p.m. every Thursday, Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-2228.

July 6-Aug. 17 SUNSET CELEBRATION SUMMER CONCERT: Bring a beach chair, blanket, and pick up a picnic from one of our local merchants. Live local music and laid back family entertainment brought to you by the merchants of Shelter Cove Towne Centre. Free. 7-10 p.m. every Friday night, Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-2228.

July 10 PALMETTO BLUFF SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: LOWCOUNTRY BOIL: Local favorite bluegrass group Lowcountry Boil perfroms. Cost is $25 per car at the gate. Proceeds benefit Family Promise of Beaufort County. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Bring your own chairs. Food and

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July 12-Aug. 9 DEMENTIA DIALOGUES: This free five-week training is a part of USC’s Arnold School of Public Health. CEUs available. 2-4 p.m Thursdays from July 12-Aug. 9 at Memory Matters, 117 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. To register, call 843-842-6688.

July 16-Aug. 6 BRAIN BOOSTERS 101: Brain Boosters 101 is an is introductory course with a broad approach to brain health and healthy habits. Cost is $80 for four sessions. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays, July

16-Aug. 6, Memory Matters, 117 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-6688.

July 18-Aug. 8 BRAIN BOOSTERS 201: This course is the advanced “deep dive” into how the brain works, with anatomy and physiology. This enhanced course includes bonus information about how to adopt sustainable brain-healthy strategies. Brain Boosters 101 is recommended before taking this course. Cost is $80 for four sessions. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, July 18-Agu. 8, Memory Matters, 117 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-6688.



et your bell bottoms out and your boogie shoes on for the Arts Center’s Southeastern premiere of Saturday Night Fever. Look back to the 70s with music and lyrics by the legendary Bee Gees for this story about a 19-year-old Brooklyn ladies’ man, Tony Manero, whose weekends are spent at the local disco where he can temporarily forget about his dead-end job. In the midst of his passion for dancing at the club, Tony finds himself caught up in a love triangle with his ex-girlfriend and new girl Stephanie. “Stayin’ Alive,” “Boogie Shoes,” “Tragedy,” “More than a Woman,” and “How Deep is Your Love,” are just a few of the gems in this disco party of a musical. Fueled by vintage Bee Gee hits, this contemporary retelling captures the energy, passion and life-changing moments that have thrilled movie audiences since 1977. Now, a new generation of dancers explores the soaring sounds and pulsating rhythms of this coming-of-age disco fantasy. The cast includes local legend Candice Glover, winner of Season 12 of “American Idol.” Tickets are $50 for adults and $37 for children. Shows are Tuesdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. and Monday, July 2 at 8 p.m. For more information and tickets call 843842-2787 or visit

Aug. 15 JASON MRAZ, “GOOD VIBES” TOUR: Jason Mraz, winner of multiple Grammy Awards, will be joined by his SuperBand and special guest Brett Dennen at this stop of his “Good Vibes” summer tour. Volvo Car Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Charleston. 800-745-3000 or


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July 19-20 BLUFFTON SUNSET PARTY AND MAY RIVER SHRIMP FESTIVAL: This two-night event capitalizes on the May River’s fantastic sunsets, which are even better with live music, craft beer and delicious food from local vendors. Come by boat, bike or golf cart. Lawn chairs and leashed pets are permitted, but no outside food or drinks. Cost is $5; all proceeds go to charity. Children ages 12 and younger get in free. Free parking. 5-9 p.m. July 19, with live music from The Chiggers and the Horan Brothers Band, Two Guys from OCD and La Bodega. 4- 9 p.m. July 20. Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. 843-757-8520 or

is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics; named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest StandUp Comedians of All Time.” Anderson co-stars along with Zach Galifianakis and Martha Kelly in the hit FX comedy series “Baskets.” Tickets are $47. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or


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like ghost crabs and other sea creatures that scurry throughout our dunes and surf systems. Cost is $16 per adult, $11 per child ages 12 and younger; reservations are required. 8-9:30 p.m., Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979.

FULL MOON SHORE EXPLORE: Discover our beaches under a full moon. Search for nocturnal life

HOOTIE AND THE BLOWFISH: This annual Homegrown Concert will feature Hootie and the Blowfish on the stage for two days of music and fundraising to celebrate the band’s South Carolina roots. This year, the show will open with direct support from the Charleston band Blue Dogs. Tickets range from $35 to $60. Volvo Car Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Charleston.

WHERE’S THE WAG WEDNESDAY?: Check out the Hilton Head Humane Association’s Facebook page between noon-1 p.m. every Wednesday in July for clues about where the week’s popup event event will be and which of the shelter’s dogs will be there. Guess correctly and win a prize. 843-6818686 or membership@

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he Coastal Discovery Museum will host several programs this summer in the Tom Peeples Lab.

Lab Open House: Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m. Explore the lives of Lowcountry animals including fish, horseshoe crabs, hermit crabs, frogs, lizards, snakes and an alligator. Discover through hands-on, interactive displays and games. $2 per person donation suggested, no reservations required. Under the Sea: Fridays at 1 p.m. This new program looks closely at smaller marine creatures. Find out what lived in those shells you find on the beach, feed a horseshoe crab and watch it chew with its legs, help a hermit crab find a new home, and much more! Sea Turtle Life: Thursdays at 1 p.m. Explore the amazing journey of Loggerhead Sea Turtles from eggs to adulthood. Discover how to protect these fascinating sea creatures. You will not see live sea turtles, but this is a hands-on, eye-opening, experience filled with materials to see, touch, and interact with. Under the Sea and Sea Turtle Life are $10 adult, $5 child and reservations are required by calling 943-689-6767 ext. 223. The Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island.

PORTRAITURE IN PASTEL WORKSHOP WITH VILAS TONAPE: Learn from the same artist who gave portraiture lessons to President George W. Bush. This is a rare opportunity to explore portrait drawing in soft pastel medium with professor Vilas Tonape, an internationally recognized artist and teacher. Open to students of all skill levels. Cost is $360 for Art League members and $400 for non-members. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5738 or

ONGOING BEAUFORT FIRST FRIDAYS AFTER 5: Enjoy live music, refreshments, local merchants and the best of downtown Beaufort from 5-8 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. Free. SHELTER COVE SUNSET CELEBRATION: Shelter Cove Community Park will be rocking every Friday night. All you need is a blanket or a beach chair for this family-friendly concert series. Music schedule: July 6, Headliners; July 13, Target the Band; July 20, Deaz Guys; July 27, Cranford Hollow. Free. 7-10 p.m. through Aug. 17, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. GREGG RUSSELL UNDER THE OAK TREE: Harbour Town will be jamming with the familiar voice of Gregg Russell, who has been playing on the island for decades, from Sunday to Friday every week. Free to Sea Pines guests or $6 per car at the security gate. 8 p.m. through August 24. HARBOURFEST/ SHANNON TANNER: Hilton Head’s beloved Shannon Tanner will play a fun, kidfriendly show from 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, from Memorial

Day to Aug. 31. Free. Go on Tuesday and stay for fireworks. Tanner and the Oyster Reefers will also play an island-inspired live concert Thursday nights at 7 p.m. for Parrot Palooza through Aug. 16. Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. COLIGNY SUMMER ENTERTAINMENT: Join us for summer entertainment seven nights a week at the Coligny Center Stage. Live music and family entertainment nightly starting at 6:30 p.m. Mondays: Magic with Gary Maurer. Tuesdays: Classic Rock With 2 Sons. Wednesdays: Pop Hits with the Nice Guys. Thursdays: Southern rock with Cranford & Friends. Fridays: Island vibes with Dean St. Hillaire. Saturdays: Modern hits with Juliet Muldrew. Sundays: The Nicest Music With The Nicest Guys in the World. Wednesdays and Sundays: American funk with La Bodega. Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-6050 or 2018 FIREWORKS SHOWS: Families come back annually for these events and Falcon Fireworks will give them a spectacular show, especially on July 4. Visitors and locals alike gather on boats or at restaurants or any location on the island where the iconic show can be viewed to be awed by the summertime magic. Every Tuesday starting July 10. Shelter Cove Marina, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 877-567-6513 or SEA TURTLE LIFE: Explore the amazing journey of loggerhead sea turtles from eggs to adulthood. Discover how easy it is to help protect these fascinating sea creatures. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-12; reservations are required. 1 p.m. every Thursday, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 877-567-6513. FRESHWATER FISHING: Enjoy a relaxing morning fishing from


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the shore by the beautiful lakes of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Supplies provided. Cost is $18 for adults and $13 for children ages 12 and younger. Reservations are required. 9-10:30 a.m. MondaysThursdays, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or

at the Harbour Town swimming pool while watching a movie and eating pizza with your family. Cost is $13 per adult, $10 per child ages 12 and younger. Reservations are required. 8 p.m. Tuesdays, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or

MONDAY NIGHT EXHIBITION: Join us for an exciting tennis demonstration with valuable tips, refreshments, prize drawings, and our traditional fishbowl sale. This event is sponsored by Sea Pines Real Estate, Prince, Adidas and Wilson. 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 27, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 8843-3634495 or

BEACH YOGA: Enjoy the beautiful views of the ocean as you relax and focus on strength, flexibility, and balance. Please bring your own beach towel to use as your yoga mat, and meet our instructor on the beach behind the Sea Pines Beach Club. Cost is $15 per adult and reservations are required. 8 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-8421979 or

DIVE-IN MOVIE: Enjoy a fun summer night floating on a tube

LOWCOUNTRY CRITTERS WITH JOE MAFFO: Joe Maffo with Critter Management will bring along some of his “friends” to share with everyone. This casual meet-and-greet will help participants learn more about the alligators, snakes, turtles and other critters that share Hilton Head Island with us. Cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child ages 12 and younger; those younger than 5 get in free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, Coastal Discover Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island.

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TIE-DYE T-SHIRTS: Join us at the Sea Pines Beach Club and create a tie-dyed T-shirt with The Sea Pines Resort logo. Sizes available are youth small through adult sizes. Cost is $16 per shirt. Noon-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or FOREST PRESERVE WAGON JOURNEY: Sit back, relax and experience the animals and plant life of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Cost is $16 for adults and $13 per child ages 12 and younger; reservations are required. 5-6 p.m. and 6:307:30 p.m. Mondays, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island.

EXPLORE HONEY HORN: The Coastal Discovery Museum will lead you on a guided tour around its picturesque and historic grounds. You will visit the salt marsh, see historic buildings, and learn about the gardens, plants and trees on site. Your museum guide will share stories about Honey Horn’s past and its natural history. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children and reservations are required. 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 224, or

HANDS-ON HISTORY 2018: See history come alive through these hands-on, family-friendly programs led by experienced first-person interpreters. Planned activities include Games of the Past, Camp Dig It, Living History with Capt. William Hilton and Indigo Discovery with Eliza Lucas Pinckney. Cost is $12 for adults and $10 for children ages 5-12; reservations are required. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 2-4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. GARVIN-GARVEY COTTAGE TOURS: Visit the newly opened Garvin-Garvey Freedman’s Cottage. $5 per person. By appointment, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. townofbluffton. HISTORIC ZION CEMETERY AND BAYNARD MAUSOLEUM: Join the Heritage Library for a tour of the cemetery where Revolutionary War soldiers are buried. Learn about the oldest existing structure on Hilton Head Island and explore the location where planters’ antebellum church and muster house used to be. $12 per adult, $7 per child. Registration is required. 10 a.m. Wednesdays, intersection of U.S. 278 and Mathews Drive. 843686-6050 or TOUR HISTORIC FORT MITCHEL IN HILTON HEAD PLANTATION: Join the Heritage Library for a tour of the Civil War battery on Skull Creek, built to


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protect Port Royal Sound and the Seabrook Coaling Station. $12 per adult and $7 per child. Registration is required. 10 a.m. Thursdays, 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6050 or HISTORIC TOURS BY BICYCLE: Take a ride along the waterfront corridor of Squire Pope Road and learn about Hilton Head Island’s unique and rich history, including its Native American history, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Gullah community and more. The tour lasts about 90 minutes and is safe, casual and fun. Helmets are required; bug spray and water are suggested. Bring your own bike. $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 10 and older. 10 a.m. Wednesdays, leaving from 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. FARMERS MARKET OF BLUFFTON: The market is now open with additional public parking provided by the town of Bluffton. An artisan showcase on the first Thursday of every month highlights a rotating group of local artists and their fine craftsmanship. Keep an eye out for new food and farm vendors this year and find your next favorite thing. 1-6 p.m. Thursdays, 1271 May River Road, Bluffton. FISHING & CRABBING LESSONS: Ben Green with Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church on Squire Pope Road will offer a free missionary program that teaches children fishing and crabbing skills. Every Saturday, Rowing & Sailing Center, 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-816-0172.

GOLF CLINICS FOR ALL AGES: Group and individual golf programs for adults and juniors led by PGA professional Jeff Picus of Excel and Enjoy Golf Academy. Registration is required. Times vary, Country Club of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Island. 843-295- 8888 or TEA TIME AT ROSE HILL MANSION: Experience afternoon tea at a beautiful plantation house in the Lowcountry. Selections include custom crafted teas, elegant finger sandwiches and heavenly desserts. Small groups or large groups welcome; reservations are required. $40 per person. 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Rose Hill Mansion, 199 Rose Hill Way, Bluffton. 843-757-6046. HELPING PARENTS HEAL: This nonprofit organization is dedicated to assisting parents who have lost children, giving them support and resources to aid in the healing process. 1-3 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month, Unitarian Universalist Church, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. 201-233-6015 or ADULT WINE AND PAINT NIGHT: Paint and Play is an adult wine and paint night of fun entertainment for all skill levels — no experience needed. Relax, unwind and let out your inner creativity as artist Kristin Griffis helps you create your own finished piece of artwork. Thursdays, Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5738 or

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Join us for Tacos n' Tequila. Thursdays! 8-11 p.m. 69 Pope Ave. 843-785-7700


Mondays: 6-10 p.m., Ben Lewis. Tuesdays: 6:30-10 p.m., CornBreD. Wednesdays: 6-10 p.m., Reggae Night with Ben Lewis; 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Patwa. Thursdays: 6:30-10 p.m., The Nice Guys. Fridays: 6:30-10 p.m., The Beagles. Saturdays: 6-10 p.m., Peter Buonito 1 N. Forest Beach Drive, Coligny Plaza 843-686-3443


Seasonal live entertainment 5-8 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. 7 Trent Jones Lane 888-322-9095


5 p.m.till late nightly, 5-8 p.m. happy hour 7 Greenwood Drive, Reilley's Plaza 843-363-6636


Mondays: 6-9 p.m., Chris Jones. Wednesdays: 6-9 p.m., Zack Stiltner. Thursdays: 6-9 p.m. Josh Hughett 6 Target Road 843-785-2400


Saturdays: 7-10 p.m., Karaoke with DJ Claudia 1 N. Forest Beach Drive, Coligny Plaza


86 Helmsman Way 843-842-2016

Live Entertainment Hilton Head Island and Bluffton offer many opportunities to hear live music by talented performers. Dates, times and artists are subject to change.



Live music nightly plus, Summer Concert Series every other Saturday. Kitchen is open 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bar open till midnight. 33 Office Park Road 843-785-2427

Live music on the deck on Wednesdays. 55 New Orleans Road 843-842-7437


Live music daily. 13 Harbourside Lane, Unit B 843-842-9991

Fridays: 10 p.m. till late, live music 40 Folly Field Road 843-842-0043


Join us for live music on the waterfront patio. 11 Simmons Road 843-842-2267


Live acoustic music nightly on the outdoor patio. 1 N. Forest Beach Drive, Coligny Plaza 843-686-3764

HINCHEY’S CHICAGO BAR & GRILL: Live entertainment by local artists. Never a cover charge. 70 Pope Ave., Circle Center 843-686-5959


Live Flamenco guitarist every night starting at 6pm. 33 Office Park Road, Suite 213 843-681-8226


July 16th: The Jackson Evans Band Sundays: Deas Guys R&B and Motown. Mondays: The Marvin Lesch Band presents “A Journey Through Jazz”. Tuesdays: Fat Tuesdays’ A Swingin’ Celebration of New Orleans & Beyond. Wednesdays: Earl Williams honors classic jazz and blues. Thursdays: Lavon Stevens presents “Jazz in the Key of Life” 1000 William Hilton Parkway in The Village At Wexford 843-842-8620



8 Archer Road 843-686-3388


Join us for Buy One, Get One Free lunch. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays 95 Mathews Drive, Port Royal Plaza 843-681-4153


38 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite 121 843-341-3838


Mondays: 6 p.m., CC Witt. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays: 6 p.m., Souls Harbor. Thursdays: 6 p.m., Adam Joseph Martin Fridays: 6 p.m., Ben Lewis. Sundays: 6 p.m., Erica Franklin 397 Squire Pope Road 843-681-3663


Join us for our Fourth of July weekend beach party! Starting at 1 p.m. July 4-9 1 S. Forest Beach Drive in Coligny Plaza 843-785-5126


Live music at 7 p.m. Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays 18 Simmons Road 843-681-3625



CALHOUN STREET TAVERN: 9 Promenade St., Suite 1201 843-757-4334


CORKS WINE COMPANY: Live music Tuesdays and Fridays. 14 Promenade St., Suite 306 843-815-5168

Live entertainment in season. 9 Harbourside Lane 843-842-4555 Ranchero guitarist Ray Elias appears TuesdaysSaturdays, 7-10 p.m. 807 William Hilton Parkway #700 843-785-3838


1 S. Forest Beach Drive in Coligny Plaza 843-785-2900


“Jazz by the Sea” featuring the Mike Barbara Jazz Trio. 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays 32 Greenwood Drive 843-842-1888

THE PEARL KITCHEN + BAR: Thursdays and Fridays: 6-9 p.m., Reid Richmond Saturdays: 6-9 p.m., John Wasem THE ROASTING ROOM LOUNGE: Musicians performing in July include: Bryce Merritt, Tellico, The Cleverlys, Phillip White with Larry Fleet, Seth Walker with Sinners and Saints, Caleb and the Gents with the 9th Street Stompers, and the Aimee Nolte Trio with special guest Nicki Parrott. Ticket prices vary. 1297 May River Road 843-368-4464

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Roasting Room MUSIC + BOURBON = FUN



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ow do you take your coffee? Black? Cream and sugar? How about with a piping hot side of local music? When Josh Cooke opened Corner Perk in 2009, he pictured a cozy café offering food and coffee in a homey atmosphere. After several years of success, he relocated the shop in 2014 to Calhoun Street Promenade in Old Town Bluffton. Friend Jordan Ross convinced him to transform the building’s empty second floor into a soundstage, and Cooke found himself in the music business. “There are lots of artists in the area who don’t have a good place to play,” Ross said. “We needed a place where original music is really encouraged and celebrated. That was the idea behind The Roasting Room.” The Roasting Room boasts a full audio backline, as well as in-house lighting and sound crews. It makes Corner Perk the only Bluffton café with its own nightclub


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— one that is exceeding Ross and Cooke’s expectations. “We’ve had a least 10 Grammy Awardwinning artists perform,” Cooke said. Music lovers are drawn to the venue’s intimate, acoustically tuned space. The Roasting Room reflects the spirit of jazz and blues clubs back in the day: There’s a comprehensive selection of bourbon, audience members are there to truly appreciate the performance, and every seat is the best one in the house. It seems musicians agree. July’s lineup includes bluegrass and comedy band The Cleverlys on July 19, a solo acoustic show by Hannah Wicklund on July 26, and Americana blues and jazz with Seth Walker on July 28, among others.

For more information and to purchase tickets, go to

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Redfish wine cellar boasts over 1,000 bottles from around the world to compliment your meal. 1

Bar & Retail Wine Shop

Open for lunch Mon. thru Sat. & Dinner Seven Days a Week

8 Archer Road 843.686.3388

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A half-pund Prime beef burger grilled over an open flame, topped with bacon, Pimento cheese, slow-cooked, hand-pulled pork, fred onions and drizzled with house made barbeque sauce. Served at Salty Dog Cafe


ake no mistake, the once humble hamburger has been elevated in the Lowcountry. The formerly quite basic American staple has been deconstructed, parsed, analyzed, and, in the minds of some culinary experts, perfected. On Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton these days, it’s not difficult to find yourself in the general vicinity of an outstanding burger. Locals’ love of all forms of beef between buns has grown so passionate that it seems like every restaurant that opens feels compelled to put a specialty burger on its menu. But a burger is only as good as the meat used to make it. Many of the area’s best restaurants use sa combination of ground chuck and brisket for the ideal fat-toflavor ratio. Others use ground sirloin. Forget the word “lean” (at least for this meal). This will ensure your burger is flavorful and juicy. The enemy to any burger is overcooking, so don’t be surprised if your server cringes if you order yours well done.

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Thick chunks of Maine lobster mixed with shrimp, fresh lemon and herbs, accented with Louisiana Bayou sauce. Served at Red Fish



Fried onions, pimento cheese, bacon onion jam. Served at FARM Bluffton

Ground in house. Lettuce, tomato, pickles, mayonnaise and mustard, choice of cheese or pimento cheese, served with shoestring fries. Served at Truffles Cafe


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Angus beef with bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, crispy onion straws, and Carolina gold mustard sauce served with a choice of kale salad or truffle fries. Served at Elas Blu Water Grille


House ground brisket, arugala, garlic aioli dijon mustard, carmelized onions & jalapeños, cheddar, havarti or pimento cheese. Served at Chow Daddy’s


8oz. Kobe beef patty on a brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, and onion served with home made fries. Served at Rockfish Seafood & Steaks at Bomboras July 2018 151

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12 oz. 80/20 ground chuck grilled to temp served with bistro fries. Your choice of cheese and all the fixins. Served at Jane’s Bistro & Bar

An 8 oz patty covered with a creamy Rosemary Jalapeno cheese sauce, caramelized Vidalia onions, sliced Roma tomato, sandwiched between toasted Jalapeno-Cheddar bread and served with Truffle Fries. Served at The French Bakery


Two freshly ground steak patties, topped with pecan smoked bacon, American cheese, sautĂŠed onions, grilled tomato, house pickles and our signature fancy sauce on a toasted brioche bun. Served at Charbar


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Tips for creating the Perfect Burgers When you’re manning the grill this summer, be the master of your domain with these helpful tips to make the perfect burger. Have your guests bowing to your culinary prowes for maneuvering around the open flame.

Butter The Bun

Make it brioche or challah, butter it and slap on a hot skillet for extra flavor.

Crisp And Meaty Vegetables Organic, locally grown; it has to be fresh. And try the lettuce underneath the patty to catch juices from soaking through that beautifly toasted bun.

Melt The Cheese All The Way Whichever your preference it needs to give your chosen protein a great big hug.

Use High-Quality Meats

USDA Certified is #1. Use ground chuck, brisket or ground sirloin.

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Good Eats Sweet Treats BY CAROL WEIR


t last count, Beaufort County had more than 20 places where those who love ice cream, gelato, sorbet, soft-serve or fro-yo could get their fix of creamy goodness. While frozen yogurt sold by the ounce is the newest addition to Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, other options abound to satisfy cravings for something cold and sweet on a hot summer day. The first ice cream shop opened on Hilton Head Island in the early 1970s. (Before that, Lowcountry residents had to travel to Savannah or make their ice cream at home). Many customers who first brought their kids to local ice cream shops are now treating their grandkids. The creamy, homemade goodness offered locally is the stuff of memories for locals and visitors alike. Lowcountry residents and visitors take classic flavors such as Mint Chocolate Chip and French Vanilla for granted, but many shops also embrace innovation with upscale offerings such as Expresso, and kid-pleasing flavors including Superman. This brightly-colored ice cream comes as a swirl of blue, red, and yellow—the three primary colors of Superman’s costume. In addition to regular ice cream, here are some of the varieties of frozen desserts available in the Lowcountry: Frozen yogurt Very popular around the U.S., frozen yogurt got its mainstream debut in 1981, thanks to the chain TCBY. It’s based on the model of soft-serve but is lower in fat and offers a tangy taste, thanks to, well, the yogurt. Gelato Gelato is Italian for “frozen.” The type sold locally is made with milk and small amounts of cream, and is typically less airy than ice cream and also lower in fat and calories. Gelato ripples and forms imperfect scoops because it’s so much denser than ice cream. Italian Ice Made with fruit and containing no dairy (although it may contain egg white), Italian ice is light and refreshing.


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Soft serve A summertime classic, soft-serve was first created in the 1930s. It gets its super-smooth texture from air that’s introduced as the ingredients are frozen. Available in limited flavors including chocolate and vanilla, it’s most often served in a cone and can be dipped in melted chocolate. Toppings give an added dimension to any frozen dessert. Rainbow sprinkles, crushed Reese’s Pieces, caramel, bits of Oreo cookies, fresh strawberries and slices of mango, hot fudge, whipped cream—the possibilities are endless. At locations with toppings bars, adult supervision is advised. But the dispensers at some shops make adding toppings easier. Recently in Bluffton, two 12-year-old friends discussed their favorite time to get ice cream. They concurred that “two scoops” is the minimum amount of ice cream one should ever order, but disagreed about the age-old dilemma of cup versus cone. “Go for a cone,” said Leon Mata, a rising eighth grader. “You get two desserts for the price of one.”



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ALDI OPENING IN BLUFFTON Aldi, the discount grocery chain based in Germany, will be coming to the new shopping center on U.S. 278 at Burnt Church Road. The Fresh Market was rumored to have leased the space, but Beaufort County Design Review Board has confirmed that Aldi will be the anchor tenant of the new shopping center. An opening date for the new Aldi has not been announced. Other stores in the shopping center are Hobby Lobby, PGA Superstore, First Watch and Aspen Dental.

Tour company The Daufuskie Difference now offers an evening “booze cruise” featuring unlimited beer and wine, live music and beautiful views. Tickets are $37 per passenger. The cruise on the 80-foot river boat “Delta Lady” departs at 5 p.m. every Friday from Hilton Head Island’s Broad Creek Marina. While passengers don’t disembark on Daufuskie Island, they see parts of the island from the boat, plus Harbour Town and other Hilton Head areas.

MANN CAVE OPENS AT PARK PLAZA CINEMAS Park Plaza Cinemas will now serve local craft and domestic beers in the Mann Cave. The theater will also serve concession food like hot dogs, flatbread pizza and more.



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A Dunkin’ Donuts is coming to Okatie near the Burger King on S.C. 170. The coffee and doughnut shop also serves breakfast sandwiches and specialty drinks. Construction has not started on the new store and an opening date has not been announced.


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LOCAL PIE ANNOUNCES JUNE HERO Hilton Head and Bluffton pizza restaurant Local Pie has launched a program to identify and honor local heroes in the Lowcountry community. Brian Rose was the June Hometown Hero. He serves the community through the F3 Lowcountry Foundation. F3 stands for fitness, fellowship and faith, and the organization provides free workout groups for men who are involved in the community while raising money for other local charities. Local Pie gave Rose the chance to create a pizza, and his Hero Pie is the F3 Lowcountry Surf and Turf, featuring local shrimp, homemade bacon, Savannah sausage, handmade mozzarella and fresh basil.

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CLAUDE & ULI’S BISTRO HAS NEW OWNERS Claude & Uli’s Bistro in Moss Creek Village is under new ownership. The new restaurant is called Savory Café & Provisions. Owner and chef Pascal Vignau received his culinary training in France and plans to change up the existing menu. A few Claude & Uli’s favorites will remain on the menu.

NEW HOURS, BEERS AT HILTON HEAD BREWING Hilton Head Brewing Company will feature new summer hours: the brewery will now be open from noon to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday and 2-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The summer season also means new brews on tap. Arlene has tawny amber color, malty flavor and a crisp hop finish. Bean Free Black Lager is a medium bodied lager with a coffee-like aroma and minimal bitterness.

HAV E A S W E E T S U M M E R ! 55 New Orleans Road • Hilton Head • 843.842.4567

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Our Favorite

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Bella Italia nG

Specials include Monday Night Lobster and Friday and Saturday Prime Rib; reservations required. Kids eat free Tuesdays with the purchase of an adult entrée. 95 Mathews Dr. (Port Royal Plaza) 843-681-4153,

Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek nG

Street Meet: The American Tavern nGa “Sidewalk Sandwiches from America’s Favorite Street Corners™” Street Meet specializes in homemade versions of regional American bar food. Voted: People’s Choice Awards Best Bar 2015, Island’s Best Hot Dog. Best Wings, Best Fish & Chips, Homemade Soups, Salads with Fresh Local Produce, Vegetarian Menu, Seafood. Port Royal Plaza, 843-842-2 570,


Family-oriented restaurant serving great food at affordable prices. For more than 25 years Bella Italia has been placing lots of emphasis on freshness and quality, including the sauces, the homemade meatballs, fried-daily eggplant, in-house cut chicken, and more. Pizza and salads are specialties. Large pizzas will feed a family. Delivery available mid-island to the bridge. 95 Mathews Dr. (Port Royal Plaza) 843-689-5560,

Visit the Crazy Crab and enjoy genuine service and fresh seafood; a Hilton Head tradition for over 30 years! Menus feature crab clusters, local oysters, seafood “your way,” king crab, fresh local shrimp and more. Dine in the heart of Sea Pines at Harbour Town. Large parties welcome. Children’s menu available. Highway 278 (near Mile Marker 1); 843-681-502,

CocoNutz Sportz Bar Ga Open to the public. Imagine your favorite sporting events shown on dual 125” high-definition screens and 18 other TV’s tuned in to every sporting event imaginable. That’s what you will find at CocoNutz. $12 buckets of domestic beer, darts and pool. If you get hungry, we have the “Island’s Best Wings,” 1st place at Wingfest 2017, craft burgers and brews, prime rib. 40 Folly Field Road, Beach & Tennis Resort; 843-842-0043

Il Carpaccio nG Il Carpaccio serves a wide variety of authentic Italian cuisine, ranging from the highly regarded cuisine of Northern Italy to genuine crispy, thincrust, Italian-style pizza. Casual, attractive restaurant, with large, attractive bar and a genuine brick oven (imported from Italy) for baking pizza. Attractive new additional dining room perfect for group functions. 200A Museum St. (Across from Walmart). 843-342-9949

Munchies nG A true American deli and ice cream shop that only uses Boar's Head meats, cheeses and Nathan's famous all-beef hot dogs. Menu items include paninis, wraps, salads, homemade quiche, soups and more. Satisfy your sweet tooth with homemade chocolate candy, fudge, baked goods and premium ice cream. Gluten-free bread/wraps; vegan and vegetarian options. 1407 Main Strret, Main Street Village; 843-785-3354 Old Fort Pub G}

Gator’z Pizza G

Be sure to stop by Gator’z Pizza and order the “Bigly” MEGA Pizza. It’s 400 square inches of pizza perfection! These delicious square pizzas are available for both dine in and take out. Remember that you get more with a square pizza-just to do the math! Pie R Square! 40 Folly Field Road. Beach & Tennis Resort; 843-842-0043

Dine indoors or outside on the patio, the Old Fort Pub offers beautiful views of the Intracoastal Waterway and is the only AAA Four Diamond Restaurant on Hilton Head. (Won 11 times!) Enjoy “new south” favorites with influences from around the globe. Try the “Pub and Patio” menu offering smaller portions of Old Fort Pub’s signature entrees. Reservations Recommended. 65 Skull Creek Drive; 843-681-2386,

Reilley’s North End Pub nGa

A genuine island institution, Reilley’s has been serving up steaks, seafood, pasta & sandwiches for more than 35 years.


Alfred’s Restaurant G Longtime island chef Alfred Kettering learned to prepare classical European cuisine at the Rhein School of Culinary Arts in Germany and some of the best hotels in Switzerland and Holland. His cuisine combines many appealing elements of classic Continental and authentic German cuisine. Tempting seafood and meat entrées, plus hot and cold appetizers, soups and salads. Casually elegant seating, plus a chef’s counter overlooking the open kitchen. Reservations recommended. Plantation Center (Hwy. 278, near Palmetto Dunes) 843-341-3117, Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar G

Operated by the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort family. Chef de Cuisine Sean Carroll introduces an updated summer menu using seasonal ingredients with a strong emphasis on seafood while paying homage to Alexander’s original favorites. Dinner is available from 5–10pm seven days a week. 76 Queens Folly Rd. (Palmetto Dunes) 843-785-4999,


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ART OF THE BURGER What is it about great burgers that can genuinely lay claim to the status of the words “icon” or “classic”? Is it that a great burger is a thing of beauty; a satisfying, messy manifestation of all things umami; fine, freshly ground high quality beef, seasoned with a light touch? Ahhh… then the cheese, tomatoes, loaded up with your heart’s content of bacon, lettuce, pickles, and onion? I think so, and luckily, you can find all that and so much more at Hilton Head Island’s, award winning, Charbar Co. Located in Park Plaza on the south end, the crew at Charbar Co. has no intention of slowing down any time soon. Charbar Co., has most recently been voted the island’s “Best Burger” in the 2018 Island Packet Reader’s Choice awards, a title they have defended for the last 6 years since they first opened in 2012. Best part is, it’s only getting better each year. With the new summer menu now rolled out, there is something for everyone, even vegans! It’s an expanded menu including the Goddess Burger, the BBQ Mac-n-Cheese Pork Sandwich, and the Beyond Burger (a completely plant-based “burger”). Sounds too adventurous for you? No problem! They still have the “build your own” option so you can still get a good ol’ fashioned cheese burger just the way you want it.

The BBQ Mac-n-Cheese Pulled Pork Sandwich

At Charbar Co, they obsess over the fresh, high quality, made from scratch ingredients they put in front of you and the guests who dine with them, appreciate that kind of special quality and service. Their passion is strong for all things culinary and it shows when that first bite is taken. At Charbar Co, guests know what they want and they can get it at a reasonable price and each important crucial ingredient is consistently executed, time after time. The Backyard Burger Not only does Charbar Co have award winning Burgers, but they are well known for their top notch music lineup. Having live, local, music perform every night on the outdoor courtyard stage, is something you do not come across on this Island, another reason why Charbar Co sticks out to being the best in their breed. Music is the heart and soul of most peoples memories so it is the piece that blends it all together for Charbar Co. With the record album art lining the restaurant, the vinyl discs hanging on the walls and bathrooms, and the various soundtracks for all ages playing in the background, from the moment you step foot into Charbar Co, it warps you down memory lane. Check out their Summer Saturday Concert Series, with a rotating roster of the island’s best local bands putting on shows every other Saturday night from 9pm-12am in the courtyard amphitheatre. If you haven’t tried this award winning restaurant yet, it’s a must go-to. Even if it’s just for one of their award-winning milkshakes or to indulge in the best fresh ground burger around, sit back, relax, and listen to some tunes. No matter what you are craving, Charbar Co has what you are looking for.

The Vegan Burger

33 OFFICE PARK ROAD, SUITE 213, PARK PLAZA, HILTON HEAD For Priority Seating Please Call: 843-785-2427

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ELA’S Blu Water Grille n G Fresh catch seafood and prime cut steaks of the highest quality, artfully prepared by their team of culinary experts, compliment the extensive boutique wine selection. Overlooking Shelter Cove marina and Broad Creek, ELA’S offers the island’s best water views. A casual intimate interior, wrap around patio, and nightly entertainment provide the perfect dining experience or location to host events & private parties. Reservations recommended. 1 Shelter Cove Ln. (Shelter Cove) 843-785-3030,



843-342-9949 | 200A Museum Street, Hilton Head Island

Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers & Pizza nG

Located inside the Robert Trent Jones Clubhouse, Big Jim’s offers signature Southern dishes, gourmet burgers, grilled pizzas, homemade soups, salads, seafood, steaks and fall-off-thebone ribs. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Seasonal live entertainment. Big screen TVs and outdoor seating make Big Jim’s the perfect spot to watch sports. Take-out and catering available. 7 Trent Jones Ln. (Palmetto Dunes) 855-878-1966,

Bistro 17 nG

Excellent French bistro-style food. Indoors, the intimate restaurant boasts crisp white tablecloths, a huge wooden wine rack, and an overall cozy atmosphere. The spacious outdoor patio directly overlooks Shelter Cove Harbour. Fresh seafood is delivered six days a week. A children’s menu and reservations are available. Dog-friendly 17-D Harbourside Ln. (Shelter Cove Marina) 843-785-5517,

Fishcamp on Broad Creek nGa

Fishcamp’s menu consists of mainly seafood and American cuisine, including steak and lobster. The main attraction is the outdoor bar and open patio. The restaurant is family friendly, and offers corn hole and a children’s menu. The history of the fish camp is legendary, and the venue embodies the rich Native Islander culture of Hilton Head Island. Pet-friendly outdoor pavilion. 11 Simmons Road (Adjacent to Broad Creek Marina) 843-842-2267,

Flora’s Italian Cafe G Family-owned by a dynamic European couple and their son. The husband is a renowned chef, having cooked for several heads of state, while the wife is an excellent pastry chef. Wide selection of appetizers, tempting entrées include pastas, seafood, chops and veal, and wonderful homemade desserts. Selection of wines from California, Italy & Australia. Reservations recommended. 841 Wlm Hilton Pkwy.843-842-8200, The French Bakery & Courtyard Café gn Have breakfast or lunch inside or outdoors in this bakery/ café. Broad range of crepes, omelets, breads, baguette and grilled panini sandwiches, salads, soups, quiches and lots of wonderful pastries. The restaurant prides itself in the production of some of the finest bakery products in the region by using traditional French recipes, baking methods and imported French ingredients. 28 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite 120; 843-342-5420, Island Bagel & Delign

The only real New York style boiled bagels made from scratch daily on the island. Choose from 16 flavors of bagels, 12 flavors of home-made cream cheese and a variety of fresh baked pastries and breakfast sandwiches. For lunch try the specialty hoagies or your favorite


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deli classic sandwiches and salads. Catering available and call-ins welcome. Breakfast and lunch daily. S. Island Square, 843-686-3353,

Jamaica Joe’z Beach Bar n G

Open 7 days. Jamaica Joe’z is steps from the beach and a great place to kick back, snack on some pork nachos or a burger, and cool off with a frozen cocktail, ice cold beer or a soft drink. If you are not a guest at the Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort, simply pay $5 for a pass and you will be rewarded with $5 in Jamaica Joe’z bucks. Find them online at: or Like them on Facebook at: 40 Folly Field Rd, Mid-island, 843-842-0043

Jane Bistro & Bar nG

The owners of Wren Bistro in Beaufort opened Jane Bistro & Bar, serving classic bistro fare with Lowcountry influences. Favorites include the jumbo lump crab cakes, toasted pecan cranberry chicken salad, crispy flounder and petit filet mignon with pommes frites. There is spacious outdoor patio seating and a Kids Menu with healthful selections. Open 7 days a week. 28 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite 109 (Shelter Cove Towne Centre) 843 686-5696,

Mediterranean Harbour Bar & Grill nGa

Simon Mikhael has brought Lebanese cuisine to Hilton Head. For those unfamiliar with Lebanese cuisine, most dishes are grilled or baked and use ingredients like lemon, garlic, parsley, olive oil and spices. Enjoy their indoor and outdoor seating with a full service bar. Open daily and

serving lunch. Shelter Cove Harbour, 843-842-9991,

Orange Leaf

Self-serve chain with unusual frozen yogurt flavors plus a variety of toppings. 38 Shelter Cove Ln #128, Hilton Head Island. 843 689-5323,

Old Oyster Factory Ga Panoramic marsh and water views. Specializing in fresh seafood and some of the best steaks on Hilton Head. Recently recommended in “Off the Beaten Track” column of The Wall Street Journal. Recipient of Wine Spectator magazine’s “Award of Excellence” for the wine list and knowledge of wine. Children’s menu available. Casual dress. Reservations accepted. 101 Marshland Rd. 843-681-6040, Ruan Thai Cuisine nG

Bunruan Suphata (Ruan), a native of Thailand, cooks authentic Thai fare based upon the cuisine of central Thailand. It ranges from curries to seafood to duck. Everything is prepared from scratch. Portions are generous. Lunch (informal) is served Monday-Saturday, and dinner (complete with white

tablecloths) seven days a week. A children’s menu, take-out and dinner reservations are available. 811 Wlm Hilton Pkwy. 843-785-8575,

San Miguel’s nG Located directly on the harbour at Shelter Cove and provides islanders and visitors with good food and fun. Extensive California/Mexican menu. Try San Miguel’s Fish Tacos. The staff is especially proud of the fajitas and chimichangas. The Especiales de la Casa are popular favorites. Lunch and dinner served 7 days a week. Casual dress. 9 Harbourside Ln. (Shelter Cove Harbour) 843-842-4555, Santa Fe Cafe nG Enjoy casually elegant dining in a longtime (20-plus years) island favorite that captures the spirit of New Mexico. Signature items include Parmesan Chipotle Grouper (written up in Tennis magazine), 24-ounce bone-in ribeye steaks, fajitas made with filet mignon, and Painted Desert Soup. Only authentic New Mexican chilies are used. 807 Wlm. Hilton Pkwy. (Plantation Center, by Palmetto Dunes) 843-7853838, Sea Grass Grille nG American and Lowcountry Continental cuisine. Chef Chad, a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America of Hyde Park, New York, brings 38 years of hands-on culinary expertise. More than 50 wines by the glass. Won Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence in 2012, 2013. Kids menu. Reservations accepted. 807 Wlm. Hilton Pkwy. (Plantation Center, by Palmetto Dunes) 843785-9990,

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Up the Creek Pub & Grill nGa Located on Broad Creek with a great view of the marina, boats & Broad Creek. This popular lowcountry hideaway offers casual waterfront dining on their decks. Known for smoked wings, hush puppies, house specialty buffalo chicken dip, beer selection and the best burgers on the Island. Kids menu available. Dogs are welcome. 18 Simmons Rd. (Broad Creek Marina) 843-681-3625, HILTON HEAD – SOUTH END Aunt Chilada’s Easy Street Café nG

Excellent Tex-Mex and American fare is their specialty. Enjoy the all-you-can-eat crab legs, sizzling fajitas, & delicious margaritas. Kids menu available. Casual dress. Reservations & large parties welcome. Private dining/ event area. Live entertainment (seasonally) on the covered patio; Delicious wings, fajitas and to-go party package menu available. 69 Pope Avenue; 843-785-7700,

Big Bamboo n G a Where the South Pacific meets the Carolina Coast just steps from the beach, escape to the Big Bamboo Cafe. A long-running, casual hangout with a local vibe and a menu of burgers, seafood and festive libations. Come for the food, stay for the live entertainment! 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Coligny Plaza. 843-686-3443, British Open Pub n G a Family friendly pub style restaurants featuring authentic English food with additional American favorites and certified Angus beef. Try the signature fish and chips along with other British fare, including shepherd’s pie, steak and mushroom pie, lobster pot pie and bangers and mash. Casual dress. Village at Wexford; 843-686-6736. Carolina Crab Company nG

Boasting water views, C3 prides themselves on great, fresh seafood at an affordable price in a family-friendly atmosphere. The menu offers an array of seafood; from light &

healthy peel-n-eat shrimp, to giant Po Boys, burgers, Maine lobster and crab legs. Pet-friendly outside bar and patio. 86 Helmsman Way; 843-842-2016,

Captain Woody’s n G a Enjoy “Fresh Seafood, Cold Beer & Great Happy Hour & Still A Locals Favorite For Over 30 Years!” They have dining inside and outside on the patio, with friendly owners and staff which adds up to a great place to eat. Captain Woody’s serves a wide variety of fresh seafood, great signature sandwiches, award winning soups and salads all at affordable prices. Hilton Head: 6 Target Rd (off of Palmetto Bay Rd) (843) 785-2400 Charbar Co. n G Voted Top 16 Burgers in the World at the World Burger Championship. Pick a bread, a protein, veggies, and toppings and Charbar will whip up a custom-built burger that will blow your mind. Voted Hilton Heads Best Burger in the Islands Readers Choice 2012-2018, Hilton Head Monthly 20132017. Find sandwiches, salads and drink specials daily. 33 Office Park Road, Suite 213 (Park Plaza) 843-785-CHAR (2427),

ChowDaddy’s nG Chow Daddy’s offers a wide variety of unique menu items focusing on buns, bowls, and tacos and great libations. Enjoy avocado toast with a kale and quinoa salad or you can dive in to the pork sliders, a house ground rib eye burger, or their famous smoked fried chicken. Serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Call for Priority Seating Take out available. 14b Executive Park Rd., Hilton Head (off of Pope Ave); 843-757CHOW(2469), Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse G A unique, all-you-can eat “Churrascaria.” Enjoy a full salad bar with over 30 items, six Brazilian hot dishes and a “parade” of 16 USDA Prime cuts of beef, lamb, chicken and pork carved at your table by their gauchos. Featuring a full bar, an eclectic wine list and their famous Brazilian drink “caipirinha.” Beautifully decorated restaurant featuring Chihuly lighting. 1000 William Hilton Parkway, B-6. 843-715-3565,

Charlie’s L’Etoile Verte G Don’t let the French name intimidate you; think of a fun, irreverent friend who happens to be a fabulous chef. Open since 1982, Charlie’s, an island favorite among locals and tourists alike, writes its menu daily based on the freshest seafood available. The dinner menu offers an array of 14 fresh fish, rack of lamb, filet mignon and more. An extensive wine list specializes in California cabs, Oregon pinot noir, Rhone Valley & Bordeaux. 8 New Orleans Road; 843-785-9277, CQ’s Restaurant nG SInce 1973 CQ’s combines fine dining, an intimate atmosphere and a touch of Hilton Head history. Signature dishes inspired by the abundant varieties of fresh seafood, beef and game. Craft your own unique menu at The Chef’s Table (by special arrangement). The “Bistro” menu offers smaller portions of CQ’s signature entrees. Children’s menus and take-out are available. 140 Lighthouse Road; 843-671-2779, Crane’s Tavern Steakhouse & Seafood G A great destination for steak and seafood lovers, serving cuts of only USDA Prime grade beef, including their Famous Prime Rib. Excellent selection of fresh fish, seafood and pasta dishes. Recipient of Wine Spectator magazine’s Award of Excellence. Everything, from dressings to dessert, that can be is homemade. Reservations appreciated. 26 New Orleans Rd. (near Sea Pines Circle); 843-341-2333, Crazy Crab Harbour Town nG Visit either Crazy Crab location and enjoy genuine service and fresh seafood; a Hilton Head tradition for over 30 years! Menus feature crab clusters, local oysters, seafood “your way,” king crab, fresh local shrimp and more. Dine among beautiful, waterfront sunsets at Jarvis Creek, or in the heart of Sea Pines at Harbour Town. Large parties welcome. Children’s menu available. Harbour Town: In the Sea Pines Resort; 843-363-2722, Dough Boys Pizza nG

Offering various house made crusts: traditional hand tossed, thin crust and thick Sicilian. The Create-Your-Own-Chopped Salad has over 40 different items to choose from. Specialty subs include a Philly cheesesteak that makes Pat & Geno jealous, a secret recipe meatball sub, all served on Amoroso rolls. Dine In, Takeout and Island Wide Delivery. 1 New Orleans Rd. 843-686-2697,


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Darren Clarke's Tavern n G

If you like golf, good food and an Irish pub atmosphere, this is the place for you. Professional golfer Darren Clarke, a native of Northern Ireland, opened his first restaurant on Hilton Head Island. The Irish influence can be seen throughout the interior and menu of Darren Clarke’s Tavern. 8 Executive Park Rd.; 843-341-3002,



FISH Seafood & Raw Bar G FISH Seafood & Raw Bar places a premium on sourcing delicious seafood from local sources and lightly preparing it with a deep respect for regional foodways and Lowcountry culinary history. Their courteous and knowledgeable staff can guide you on a journey of inspired seafood dishes in a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere. Live entertainment at the FISH Bowl music venue. 1 N Forest Beach Dr. (Coligny Plaza); 843-342-3474, Flatbread Grill & Bar nG Upscale, casual dining. Enjoy Neapolitan pizza, fresh pasta, gourmet salads, burgers, wraps, hardy flatbread sandwiches and a great selection of entrées. Dough and sauces are freshly made on the premises. Local produce is used as available. 2 North Forest Beach Dr. (Beach Market Center); 843-341-2225, Frosty Frog Cafe & Pizza nGa

Dine inside or out on the large patio w/retractable roof & live acoustic music nightly. Enjoy daiquiris, wine, beer & a full liquor bar; an extensive menu includes burgers, crabcakes, salads, wraps, pizza, calzones, crab legs, shrimp, extensive gluten-free options & a kids menu. As Frosty says “Life may not be a party...but we sure act like it.” They offer – NTN TRIVIA. Coligny Plaza; 843-686-FROG (3764),



Our menus change frequently, inspired by the seasonal bounty of Lowcountry produce, cultural traditions from around the world, and contemporary culinary ideas. To see our current menu or make a reservation, visit Lunch: 11pm–2pm | Dinner: 5pm–10pm Tuesday through Saturday Now booking private events in our upstairs dining room. Email inquiries to 1301 may rivEr rOaD | BLuFFTON 843.707.2041 | iNFO@FarmBLuFFTON.cOm FARM HHM-NovAd.indd 1

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Vegetarian. Delisheeyo owner Blake Wearren set out to create a place for people to escape for lunch. The fruit and veggie smoothies are a quick meal by themselves. Their Buddha Bowls, consisting of steamed grain and healthy toppings of your choice, is a favorite of the regulars. Delisheeyo’s mission is to provide meals that you can trust, that are real, and healthy. 32 Palmetto Bay Road; 843-785-3633,

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Now open! Located in the Fresh Market Plaza, Gusto Ristorante brings new flavors from Rome to Hilton Head. 890 William Hilton Parkway, Fresh Market Plaza, 843-8022424,

Hilton Head Diner gnGa One of the island’s only 24-hour restaurants. Modern diner in the tradition of the Northeast, boasting one of Hilton Head’s most extensive menus. All the baking is done on the premises. Beer, wine and mixed drinks are available. Hilton Head Diner serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Children’s menu and carry-out available. Hwy 278 at Yacht Cove Drive; 843-686-2400, Hinchey’s Chicago Bar & Grill n Ga Hinchey’s has much in common with a sports bar, but is very much of a restaurant, too. It is casual, with beach-goers invited to stop by for lunch, or for drinks or dinner. Dine inside or out. Open seven days a week serving lunch and dinner. 70 Pope Avenue; 843-686-5959,

Nick’s Steak & Seafood G

The menu at Nick’s Steak & Seafood emphasizes steaks, seafood and barbecue and offers something for everyone including sandwiches, salads, appetizers, soups, burgers, pasta and a children’s menu. Prices are very reasonable. Nick’s also offers dining specials every day and complete bar service. Take-out is available. Reservations accepted. Large parties are welcome. 9 Park Lane; 843-686-2920,

Holy Tequila n G Voted Hilton Head’s Best Mexican and featured as the Top 6 Mexican Restaurants in South Carolina for 2016. Holy Tequila offers modern Mexican cuisine and features an open kitchen, indoor/outdoor open air seating, and a tequila tasting room. The menu features gourmet tacos, burritos, quesadillas, salads and small plates. 33 Office Park Rd, Suite 228 (Park Plaza) 843-681-TACO (8226), Kenny B’s Cajun/Creole Seafood gnG} “Creole cuisine with a Lowcountry influence.” Order New Orleans traditions such as jambalaya, red beans and rice, and authentic gumbos. Kenny B’s is home of the Island’s best po’ boys and fried seafood. Enjoy blackened shrimp, chicken and catch of the day. Kenny B’s offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch. 70-A Pope Ave. 843-785-3315 Local Pie n G Chefs Lee Lucier, Jack McNulty and partner JR Richardson are oven-fired pizza aficionados. The custom pizza ovens are designed to make pizzas with thin, crisp, crusts - Neapolitanstyle pizza using ‘double 00’ flour. Observe the open kitchen. Their duck prosciutto, bacon, sausages, as well as freshwater mozzarella are all made in-house. Large screen TV’s, a sprawling 800-foot deck with a bar and bike parking. Reservations accepted, walk-ins welcome. 55 New Orleans Road; 843-842-PIES,

Hinoki Restaurant & Sushi Bar nG

Hinoki serves traditional Japanese dishes such as grilled fish, chicken and steak, sukiyaki, a variety of noodle dishes, tempura, and many daily specials, plus sushi and sashimi. More than 20 entrées. Reservations are recommended for dinner. 37 New Orleans Rd. (Orleans Plaza), 843-785-9800,

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Enjoy the unique taste of genuine Greek cuisine, from gyros to fried calamari to souvlaki to baklava for dessert in one of their cozy dining rooms or expanded patio. Food is prepared with authentic Greek recipes using only the best ingredients and equipment, including the only gyro machines on the island. Greek beer and ouzo. Reservations accepted. 11 Lagoon Rd., 843-842-4033,

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Family owned and operated since 2002, Michael Anthony’s offers upscale classic Italian fine dining featuring innovative preparations and farm fresh ingredients. Acknowledged by Open Table as one of the Top 50 Italian Restaurants in the country. Dinner is served Monday through Saturday from 5:15pm. Reservations suggested. 37 New Orleans Rd (Orleans Plaza) 843-785-6272,

Ombra Cucina Italiana G Chef Michael Cirafesi proudly promotes the foods & wines of Italy. He prepares all pastas, homemade gnocchi, desserts and breads daily as well as a variety of fish, veal, beef and game additions using only natural & fresh ingredients imported from Italy. An extensive wine list. Reservations recommended, walkins welcome. Peanut Free. 1000 Wlm Hilton Pkwy, G-2 (Village at Wexford); 843-842-5505, Palmetto Bay Sun Rise Café gn

Great breakfast fare starting before the sun rises, from 6 a.m. Now expanded seating on veranda, with clear roll-down walls available in the event of cold or inclement weather. Both breakfast and lunch items are available continuously. The cafe specializes in to-go lunches for charter boats, the beach or any other occasion. Open seven days a week. Palmetto Bay Marina; 843-686-3232,

Phillys Cafe & Deli n Locally owned and operated for more than 25 years, Phillys is a favorite lunchtime spot for locals and visitors. Phillys’ motto is “Best sandwiches on the island...Period!” Custom sandwiches with bread baked fresh daily. The pita wraps and salads are both imaginative and healthconscious. Dine in or take out. 55 New Orleans Rd.; 843-785-9966, Reilley’s Grill & Bar nGa An island institution, Reilley’s has been serving up steaks, seafood, pasta & sandwiches for more than 35 years. Reilley’s serves lunch and dinner seven days a week, and Sunday brunch. The bar remains open until 2a.m. Specials include Monday Night Lobster and Friday and Saturday Prime Rib (reservations required). Kids eat free Tuesdays with the purchase of an adult entrée. 7D Greenwood Dr. (Reilley’s Plaza); 843-842-4414; Sea Shack nG Sea Shack serves up one of the island’s most extensive menus of seafood served lots of ways, including grilled,


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blackened, fried, & more. Very reasonable prices. Family friendly. Take-out, kids menu available. Separate checks are no problem. Sea Shack was voted one of "South Carolina’s best seafood spots" by both Coastal Living magazine and Southern Living. Open Mon.–Sat. for lunch & dinner. 6 Executive Park (off Pope Ave); 843-785-2464,

Red Fish n G Red Fish specializes in beautifully prepared seafood and steaks. Diners choose from a 1,000-plus bottle selection of wines to enjoy with their meals or to take home. Private dining room for large parties. Serving lunch and dinner. Specializing in beautifully prepared seafood and steaks. Private dining room. Ample parking available. 8 Archer Road; 843686-3388,

Daily selection of homemade desserts, extensive and reasonable wine list. Gluten Free & Children’s Menu available. Reservations suggested. 15 Executive Park (off Pope Avenue, near Sea Pines Circle) 843-785-7006,

Salty Dog Cafe nG One of Hilton Head’s favorite outdoor cafes for more than 20 years. Fresh seafood. Located at South Beach Marina, overlooking Braddock Cove. Both indoor and outdoor seating are available. Live music and children’s entertainment nightly during the season. South Beach Marina Village, Sea Pines. 843-671-7327,

The Studio G Dine while enjoying watching artists painting in the elegant studio. The menu is inspired by American and global cuisines and uses the finest regional, natural and organic ingredients. Chef Colella has expanded the gluten-free vegetarian and vegan menu offerings. Reservations are recommended and walk-ins are welcome. 20 Executive Park Road; 843-785-6000,

The Ice Cream Cone

Serving the finest and best selection of ice creams, soft-serve yogurts, sorbets, shakes, malts, floats, old-fashioned sodas, sundaes, and so much more! Offered is a large variety of special sundae creations and desserts! 1 N Forest Beach Dr, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-4440,

Truffles nG Fresh local seafood, Black Angus steaks, baby back ribs, homemade soups, delicious sandwiches, and garden salads. Specialties include glazed grouper, mango salmon, crab cakes, chipotle chicken, meatloaf and fried shrimp. Call for Priority Seating. Catering and carry-out available. Full cocktail bar. 7 days a week from 11:00am. Sea Pines Center; 843-671-6136,

Twisted Cork n G

Open Monday through Saturday, 5-11 p.m. Open Monday-Saturday, 5pm.A local cocktail and wine bar. You can find it in Festival Center Plaza, near the Sea Pines Circle.11 Palmetto Bay Road # 102 (next to Staples) 843-802-0510

Rockfish Seafood & Steaks at Bomboras

Ga Formerly, Bomboras, Rockfish Seafood and Steaks at Bomboras is a unique family seafood restaurant and bar that is located right near the beach. Offering fresh and local lowcounty ingredients paired with craft beers and wines. Rockfish offers a chill indoor/outdoor social dinning experience! Kids menu. Lunches to Go for the beach are a specialty. At the bar, beer is poured from the bottom up with chill disc built into the bar. 5 Lagoon Road; 843-689-2662,

Stack’s Pancakes & More g n G

Family owned and operated, Stack’s serves a full breakfast and lunch, 7 days a week. Including: pancakes, waffles, house-made fruit sauces, eggs, homemade crepes, and Stacks Original Crème Brûlée French Toast, shrimp & grits, eggs benedict, crab benedict with lump crab, shrimp omelet topped with lobster cream sauce. Kid’s menu, Gluten free items and takeout orders. 2 Regency Pkwy. and Hwy. 278; 843-341-3347

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Family owned and operated since 1989! Guests dine in either the main dining room or Carolina room. Stellini features many of the most popular Italian appetizers and entrees from NY & Northern NJ. Delicious pasta, poultry, veal, seafood, beef and lamb all expertly prepared, as well as nightly Chef Specials.

The Green Star Reservations suggested


Charlie’s is a French American restaurant that focuses on fresh seafood and excellent wine. Our charming bar is where locals meet for a cocktail or to enjoy a meal. We are casual dining at its finest.

Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:00pm Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5:30pm until Bar Opens at 5pm daily

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Agave Side Bar nG A fun laid-back Southwest Tex-Mex Patrón margarita and taco bar specializing in authentic tacos and smooth margaritas. Happy Hour daily 4-6pm, Taco Tuesdays. Indoor & Outdoor seating. 13 State of Mind St. 843-757-9190 Amigos, Bluffton nG Authentic Mexican taqueria, serving delicious food “inspired by Mexican cuisine from the Gulf Coast of Baja, Mexico, to the beautiful seaside community of Santa Barbara, California.” Owner, Andrew Farbman created Amigos’ famous BBQ Chicken Salad. Amigos uses the finest ingredients possible. Amigos’ salsa bar features a variety of salsas from carefully selected fresh chilies. Amigos is open for lunch and dinner. Full bar. Carry-out is available. Awarded Bluffton’s Favorite Burrito and Taco – Hilton Head Monthly’s Reader’s Choice Awards. 133 Belfair Town Village; 843-815-8226 British Open Pub nGa Attractive pub-style restaurant featuring authentic English food, lots of golf and British photos, art and memorabilia on the walls and elsewhere. Excellent signature fish and chips. Lots of other British fare, including shepherd’s pie, steak and mushroom pie, and bangers and mash. Also wide selection of American appetizers and entrées. Serving only Licensed Certified Angus Beef. Serving lunch and dinner every day. Sheridan Park; 843-815-6736,

Captain Woody’s n G a Enjoy “Fresh Seafood, Cold Beer & Great Happy Hour & Still A Locals Favorite For Over 30 Years!” They have dining inside and outside on the patio, with friendly owners and staff which adds up to a great place to eat. A big outdoor deck bar featurs beer, wine and specialty cocktails. Captain Woody’s serves a wide variety of fresh seafood, great signature sandwiches, award winning soups and salads all at affordable prices. 17 State of Mind St. (in the Calhoun Street Promenade); 843-757-6222 Cinco Mexican Grill nG

The extensive lunch and dinner menus offer authentic Mexican cuisine made from scratch using both traditional and modern recipes very popular with families, couples and large groups. Among the most popular dishes are the Cinco Bowl, Piña Fajitas, Carnitas, Enchiladas, Chimichangas, Flautas and for dessert, flan and other desserts. The full bar offers mixed drinks, beer, wine-by –the-glass and a high end tequila list, including Mescal. 102 Buckwalter Parkway, Suite 3D (Berkeley Place) 843-815-2233,

FARM Bluffton n G Inspired by the seasonal bounty of Lowcountry produce, FARM bases the menu on locally sourced and homegrown veggies, thoughtfully raised meats, and “cultural traditions from around the world.” The menu changes at least weekly, depending on what’s in season, and they are able to accommodate glutenfree, vegetarian and vegan diets. Reservations recommended. 1301 May River Road, 843-707-2041,

Calhoun Street Tavern nGa

A comfortable room where fine spirits are drank, laughs are had, and stories are told. A public house for travelers and locals alike. Cold beer, classic cocktails, and familiar faces are just the start of it. Paired with a chef driven menu of southern plates, thoughtful service and comforting lowcountry classic food. 9 Promenade St. Bluffton; 843-757-4334,

ChowDaddy’s nG Chow Daddy’s offers a wide variety of unique menu items focusing on buns, bowls, and tacos and great libations. Enjoy avocado toast with a kale and quinoa salad or you can dive in to the pork sliders, a house ground rib eye burger, or their famous smoked fried chicken. Serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Call for Priority Seating Take out available as well. 15 Towne Fr. Belfarir Towne Village; 843-757CHOW(2469),

Hinchey’s Chicago Bar & Grill nGa Hinchey’s has much in common with a sports bar, but is verymuch of a restaurant, too. It is casual, with beachgoers invited to stop by for lunch, or for drinks or dinner. Dine inside or out. Open seven days a week. 104 Buckwalter Place; 843-836-5959 Island Bagel & Deli gn

Serving New York style boiled bagels made from scratch daily. Choose from 16 flavors of bagels, 12 flavors of home-made cream cheese and a variety of fresh baked pastries and breakfast sandwiches. For lunch try the specialty hoagies or your favorite deli classic sandwiches and salads. Catering available and call-ins welcome. Breakfast and lunch daily. 17 Sherington Dr, Bluffton, 843-815-5300,


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Local Pie nG Chefs Lee Lucier, Jack McNulty and partner JR Richardson are oven-fired pizza aficionados. The custom pizza ovens are designed to make pizzas with thin, crisp, crusts - Neapolitanstyle pizza using ‘double 00’ flour. Observe the art of hearth cooking with the open kitchen. Their duck prosciutto, bacon, sausages, as well as fresh-water mozzarella are all made inhouse. Lunch, happy hour, dinner and late night. Promanade, 843-837-PIES , The Pearl Kitchen + Bar n G A refreshing new approach to dining - focused on a complete sensory experience offering fresh, “clean-eating,” contemporary food preparations utilizing the best fresh catch seafood, certified steaks and local produce available. Outdoor dining available on the front patio - perfect for people watching. Open for sunday brunch, lunch and dinner. Private 2nd floor dining space available for parties and special events. Reservations highly recommended. 55 Calhoun Street; 843-757-5511 Stooges Café g n Eat gourmet specials, eggs, omelets and hot meals at unbeatable prices while watching classic episodes of The

Three Stooges, The Little Rascals or I Love Lucy on one of the TVs. Some say Stooges has the best grits in the Lowcountry, if not all of South Carolina. Nine time winner of Best Breakfast in Best of Bluffton. 25 Sherington Drive; 843-706-6178

Located within Station 300, Zeppelin’s is now under new management. Mike Chapman, a Savannah native and Johnson & Wales Charleston graduate, has implemented a new exciting menu. Enjoy their signature grilled flat iron steak while watching the game on one of their seven large screen tvs or stop by and have a drink outside on the pet friendly patio. Open Mon - Thur 10am-11pm ; Fri & Sat 10am – 12pm; Sun 10am – 10pm. 25 Innovation Dr., Bluffton, 843.815.2695 ext 7,

Truffles nG Casual cafe featuring the “freshest and finest of everything!” Fresh local seafood, Black Angus steaks, baby back ribs, homemade soups and fresh garden salads. Truffles also has excellent desserts, and offers a full bar and fine wines by the glass or by the bottle to complement your dinner. Covered patio. Lunch, dinner seven days a week. Full cocktail bar. Serving Lunch and Dinner daily from 11 a.m. Happy hour is everyday from 4-6. Belfair Towne Village; 843-815-5551, Twisted European Bakery gn Stephanie Pisano and Chris Veneris opened Twisted European Bakery in late September 2016 in Old Town Bluffton. This traditional old world style bakery specializes in all types of European pastries, all made by hand on the premises. Birthday cakes, small catering for bridal, family and office events. 1253 May River Road; 843-757-0033,

Contemporary Italian Cuisine by Award-Winning Chef Michael Cirafesi

Best Italian 2017

Favorite Chef Hilton Head 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 Best Italian Hilton Head 2017 Favorite Place for a Date 2016

Happy Hour | Premier Italian Wine List | Private Dining | Chef’s Table | Special Events | Early Dining Monday-Saturday | 4:30pm until 10pm | The Village at Wexford | 843.842.5505 | July 2018 167

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››Leadership Looking for Marc Frey’s column? See page 36.

Six Ways to Effectively Lead Millennials BY DAVE FERGUSON

Dave Ferguson is an international executive leadership coach, speaker, facilitator and author. Contact him at 704-907-0171 or at Ferguson lives on Hilton Head Island.





ot a week goes by that I’m not asked the question, “How can we lead these millennials?” I am to the point now that I generally just laugh at first and then quickly answer, “You lead them like you lead others.” That usually gets me a blank stare and then some form of a follow-up question that usually starts with, “But…” Sure, there is much chatter. And there are a lot of social media posts about this generation. But have you ever thought for a minute that maybe, just maybe, the only difference between this generation and the one you are from is the media exposure? Have you ever considered that it is all just blown out of proportion? I work individually with several successful millennials, and I can tell you firsthand that I lead them the same way I lead everyone else. Here is how you can lead millennials well. 1.Work on self-awareness and improving your leadership skills Choose to be a leader rather than a boss. If you set the standard for good leadership in your organization, your team (from millennials to baby boomers) will respect and follow your lead. 2. Engage and connect with your team Ask more open-ended questions and (this is key)…listen to what they have to say. You may learn something from their perspective, and especially as it pertains to automation, technology, and innovation in the workplace. Get to know them better than you do now. Learn their interests. Find out what they truly value in life. Be caring but don’t be afraid to discipline when needed. It takes both to be a leader. Leaning too far in either direction yields the same lack of results.

3. Drive results Teach them how to drive results with you, not for you. Be a results-driven leader, and you will attract other results-driven people. Set goals with them and develop strategies together. There are instances where they may inspire your team to set higher goals than you would normally consider because they are accustomed to striving for higher levels in sports and technology, for example. Celebrate successes and milestones as a team. When your team works well together and reaches a goal, every person wins. Download and discuss your failures. This is a major lesson for those just starting into their careers. It lets them know that failure happens, that it is OK to fail because it means you have tried to do something. Some of the most valuable lessons in life come from failure. 4. Develop others Make it your personal mission to help them develop as leaders. Invest in their development. Learn together, grow together, and create an environment that is a leadership development machine. 5. Advance the vision Include them in conversations about where the company or department is heading. Ask them for ideas and suggestions. Let them know you want them involved in advancing the vision, through forward thinking and strategies. 6. Leave a legacy Most people think about family when they hear the word “legacy.” And while family is usually our most impactful legacy, we also have an opportunity to leave a legacy to those with whom we work on a daily basis. Good or bad, you are going to have a legacy; why not make it one that speaks to developing current and future leaders?


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Bluffton Monthly July 2018  

In July, the Lowcountry rolls out the red carpet for the thousands of visitors who flock here — mostly for a week at a time. About 30 percen...

Bluffton Monthly July 2018  

In July, the Lowcountry rolls out the red carpet for the thousands of visitors who flock here — mostly for a week at a time. About 30 percen...