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HOW THE LOWCOUNTRY IS CHIPPING IN

Heritage DEFENDING CHAMP JIM FURYK

‘ONE OF THE GREATEST HISTORIES OF ANY EVENT ON THE TOUR’

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‘CARRY YOUR BAGS, MA’AM?’ MATT MASON

THE STAR MARSHAL OF THE 14TH HOLE FASHION

THE STYLES OF HARBOUR TOWN SCENE

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MONTHLY April 2011

COURTESY OF THE HERITAGE CLASSIC FOUNDATION

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Departments 12

At The Helm

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Around Town

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Things We Like

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Sound Off

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Editor’s Note On golf, and pants. By Jeff Vrabel

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Consult The Experts What’s a night like in the heart of the Heritage? Ask Jodi Bassani. By Tim Donnelly

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Social Spotlight

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On The Move / New Faces, New Places

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The Money Report When to go against the grain By Steven Weber

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Home Discovery ‘It’s old meets new’ By Mark Kreuzwieser / Photography by Bryan Stovall

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Home and Garden

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A part of history Defending champ Jim Furyk. By James McMahon

58 The star marshal of the 14th hole

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Chipping in The island rallies in search of a sponsor. By Mark Kreuzwieser

60 Tales from the Heritage

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Old-school Arnie Burdick isn’t letting a little thing like being 91 get in the way of his work. By Hilary Kraus

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Carry your bags, ma’am? The PGA Wives. By Charles Edwards

Matt Mason is an equal-opportunity fan. By Robyn Passante Stranded boats, alligators and a Boo. By Sally Mahan

62 Cocktails at sunset

Six specialty drinks. By Rob Kaufman

64 The un-Heritage How to enjoy the tournament and not watch a minute of golf. By Karen Cerrati

137 Wine Hospitality at its finest By Seth Tilton 138 Weddings 144 Last Call Putting ‘we’ before ‘me.’ By Marc Frey

ON THE COVER Photo by Mark Staff Photography. Model: Craig Chilton. Wardrobe: The Robert Trent Jones Pro Shop in Palmetto Dunes.

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AT THE HELM / LORI GOODRIDGECRIBB lori@hiltonheadmonthly.com

Hello again, Heritage

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pril is such a magical month in the Lowcountry. For me, it means I can plant my herb garden, get my deck ready and feel the warmth of the sun again. But most of all, it means Heritage! And as always, Hilton Head Monthly heralds the tournament with a special issue dedicated to all facets of the island’s biggest event. For us locals, it’s fun to spend a weekend

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LORI GOODRIDGECRIBB PUBLISHER under the national spotlight, surrounded by celebrities, cameras and excitement. I’m not a golfer all, but the tournament is still the highlight of my year. Ask

most residents and they will say the same thing. Of course, this year the Heritage is unfolding under a cloud of uncertainty. We still don’t know what the future holds, but we do know that it’s more important than ever to support the tournament any way we can. This issue of Monthly covers the Heritage from a variety of perspectives. James McMahon interviews 2010 champion Jim Furyk, who shares his thoughts not only on the course and his victory, but what PGA pros think about a schedule without a Heritage. Mark Kreuzwieser profiles a number of local businesses and activists who are beating the streets looking for locals who can help support the tournament going forward. Robyn Passante profiles Matt Mason, the “star marshal of the 14th hole” and an amazing man with an incredible story. Rob Kaufman asked local bartenders to whip up Heritage-flavored creations. And for those who love the tournament but aren’t glued to every swing of the club, check out Karen Cerrati’s suggestions on 10 ways you can enjoy the Heritage without watching a minute of golf. Not that the Heritage is the only thing going on around here. This month’s issue looks at the expansion of the Island Rec Center, the future of the Hilton Head Island High School international baccalaureate program, the 50th anniversary of the Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island and Phyllis Mauney, an ex-Marine who plays a mean harp. Finally, we here at Monthly have always supported the Heritage and realize how important this event is to all of us. For better or worse, I’m an eternal optimist, so I’ll close by saying enjoy this year’s Heritage, and we’ll see you again next year. M

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CONTRIBUTING FACTORS: THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE MONTHLY Butch Hirsch has shot fashion and beauty editorial for magazines such as Vogue (European), L’Officiel and Elle during his career as a New York City-based photographer. Butch’s photographs have been used in advertisements for haute couture designers such as Yves Saint Laurent and Valentino through his relationships with advertising agencies such as McCann Erickson, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Grey Advertising. He has also photographed numerous artists and musicians, including Neil Young. His work also now includes commercial video production. See Butch’s work at www.butchhirschphotography.com, and check out his Heritage fashion spread on page 72.

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AROUND TOWN THINGS TO DO / PEOPLE TO KNOW

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A Hilton Head pilot put his wheels on the ground in Tokyo one minute before the earthquake

COURTESY OF THE HERITAGE CLASSIC FOUNDATION

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Arnold Palmer addresses the crowd — and his shiny new trophy — after his victory the inaugural Heritage in 1969. This year’s edition is clouded by uncertainty, of course, but that doesn’t mean the island isn’t putting its best foot forward. In Monthly’s special Heritage section, read 2010 champion Jim Furyk’s thoughts on the tournament’s future, learn how local companies are pitching in and take a walk back through the history of the Heritage, all the way from that picture above through today.

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On a wing and a prayer A Hilton Head pilot put his wheels on the ground in Tokyo exactly one minute before the earthquake hit. by mark kreuzwieser

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alk about timing. When pilot and Hilton Head Island resident Nick Esposito landed his United Airlines Boeing 777 at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport at 2:45 p.m. Friday, March 11, he wondered if the touchdown had damaged the wide-bodied passenger airliner’s landing gear. The plane, with its 275 passengers and 13 crew members, was shaking a lot as it taxied off the runway. One single minute after

home Sunday afternoon, and (two days later) I’m still tired. We were fortunate no one was hurt and most of the passengers and all of the crew were able to leave within a couple of days.” The worst parts of the ordeal, he says, were the initial confusion, being stuck in the airplane for six hours during the earthquake and its aftershocks and the tension of waiting for a flight out in a nearby motel while the tremors continued virtually non-stop.

Capt. Nick Esposito ‘s airliner sat on a Tokyo runway for six hours as aftershocks rattled the city.

“In the next 10 or 15 minutes, we felt three big quakes, but we didn’t know it was an earthquake at first. We saw other planes that would have been landing go around. Things weren’t adding up.” Esposito guided the giant aircraft safely to the ground, Japan was rocked by a massive, 9.0-magnitude earthquake. “We were wobbling quite a bit, and then the (air traffic control) tower went hysterical and we couldn’t understand what they were saying,” said Esposito, who has flown for United for 26 years. “We were the last airplane to land. They diverted all other traffic coming in.” The earthquake was the fourth largest in the world since 1900 and the biggest in Japan since modern instrumental recordings began. Four days after the experience, Esposito was still shaken. “I got 18

“We had just flown in on a 5 1/2-hour flight from Bangkok, we were exiting the runway — making a turn — and we felt shaking. We weren’t taxiing as smoothly as normal. The tower told us to stop the plane. In the next 10 or 15 minutes, we felt three big quakes, but we didn’t know it was an earthquake at first. We saw other planes that would have been landing go around. Things weren’t adding up.” As Esposito’s plane sat for three hours on the taxiway, he watched in apprehension as people poured out of the traffic control tower and terminal buildings. He did his best to comfort his passengers,

assuring them they were safe in large aircraft. But he noticed buildings moving, and the 200-foot-tall tower swaying “quite a bit.” “I thought the terminal building was going to collapse,” he says. The plane moved to a remote parking area for another three hours, and crew and passengers passed the time with news reports, movies, music and snacks. “We were about to run out and had just made arrangement for more food and water when we

were allowed to get off the plane. They sent buses to us,” he says. About 75 percent of his passengers were destined for the U.S., and 25 percent for Japan. He and the crew stayed in nearby motels, finally securing flights out on Sunday. “The worst part of was sitting in the motel feeling the tremors. It makes you tired because you’re constantly on edge about the next shock coming,” he says. “I knew it was time to get out. You could tell it was going to be a mess for a while.” M

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From left: Budding artists Isabel Lasota, Sommer Chiasera, Patrick McDonnell, Reilly Chiasera, Ellie Roberts and Alexandra Gentemann

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luffton’s CareCore National last month hosted its inaugural “Cookie Art Walk,” an exhibit featuring artwork by students from the Hilton Head Island School for the Creative Arts. “We believe the skills students learn through the arts are vital for success in the 21st century workplace,” said event organizer Helen Ryan. The program is ongoing, and area schools will be invited on a quarterly basis to display their students’ artwork. Teachers and parents will mount the artwork in a ground-floor gallery that extends the length of the newest CareCore building at 1 CareCore Drive in Bluffton. To participate, contact Mike Joslin at 800-918-8924, ext. 25030. Paula Magrini

Families

hello, campers Looking for summertime activities for the kids and grandkids? Check out a constantly updated list of Lowcountry summer camps assembled by our friends at Lowcountry Child at lowcountrychild.com.

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f you’ve been around the island for any length of time at all, chances are good you’ve got a Heritage story or two. Here are a few of our favorites:

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? Once, at the Heritage, I couldn’t answer my phone, which had been vibrating nonstop for an hour in my pocket. I finally arrived at a spot where I could see my missed calls, and they were all from my daughter back in Connecticut. I was so irritated that I called her back and said,“Don’t you realize we’re at the tournament? Honestly, why are you calling so much?” To which she replied “ I thought you would like to know that we’re expecting your first grandchild!” That was six years ago, and every time we get to that spot I remember her call. Three grandchildren later, we’re still attending the Heritage. Janice Webber Turkish (via Facebook)

BOBBY CLAMPETT WAS A GUNSLINGER Stumbling around the Heritage one sunny afternoon in the mid-1980s I latched on to a young, skinny beanpole of a golfer named Bobby Clampett. He had Art Garfunkel hair and looked like a pencil with one of those fluffy feather things on the eraser end. He had a goofy smile and a devil-may-care attitude and seemed to be having the time of his life. He’d whack the golf ball with a sweet, unstudied swing and then lope down the fairway, with myself and a friend trailing giggling behind. Clampett’s now on the senior tour, and I am too. Mark Kreuzwieser

CASH CAB During Heritage weekend many years ago, my roommate and I noticed that our usual weekend bars were being overrun by prohibitively large crowds of golf fans. So, pulling out of the Triangle, we noticed a flock of college-aged guys searching in vain for a cab. We rolled down the window, asked where they were going and — since they were stranded — whether they’d be willing to part with $15 for us to take them there. They slurred a drunken note of consent and climbed in. We repeated this twice more that night, walking away with a sweet $40 for barely a half hour’s work. Should have done it next year too. Tim Donnelly

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SOUNDOFF

WARM REGARDS from monthly’s mostdistant reader Dear Monthly, It’s Saturday morning — another cold day — and the view over Lake Thun does not bode well. It looks like an unfriendly winter day, a day to forget. Filled with expectations, I go to the mailbox in search of an orange envelope I’ve impatiently been waiting for. Yes, there it is: Hilton Head Monthly’s March edition has finally arrived, and the day doesn’t look so bad any longer. I sit down comfortably in the living room and begin to read the magazine. After a while I notice how my thoughts deviate. Suddenly I’m in the sunny, warm

Lowcountry, and spring is in the air. I look at the sea in front of me, and the seagulls circling around a boat that plows its way through the waves. But before I get too carried away, I’m back in reality. I’m not in Hilton Head Island any longer, but in the Berne countryside in Switzerland. My love for the Lowcountry has grown since I first visited in 2008, but unfortunately, as a non-American, I’m often painfully aware that Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry are nearly unattainable. All I have is a dream. But one thing is certain, I’m probably the most distant reader of Monthly! Peter Sieber, Grenzweg Gwatt, Switzerland

Submit: editor@hiltonheadmonthly.com / 843-842-6988

HOW TO RECYCLE SMARTER Dear Monthly, Sure, recycling is good for the environment. It reduces the amount of material taken to the landfill. It saves energy. And, for most recycled materials, it costs less to recycle than to landfill, so it saves us tax dollars. But we could all do more. The county has a contract for processing recycled materials that includes a 50/50 sharing of the proceeds. As the economy improves, this becomes significant. Citizens could help by recycling more often and recycling correctly. For example, mixed paper is exactly that. It is everything that is not cardboard, corrugated boxes

or newspaper. It is all that junk mail we get — used envelopes, used computer paper, catalogues and brochures. Another way to help is to avoid contaminating the recycle bins. Make sure you look at the bottom of the plastic container and recycle only those with a number 1 (PET) or number 2 (HDPE) in the triangle. Any plastic materials other than these two are contaminants. Please don’t throw filled plastic or paper bags in the bin. Empty them first. If you have any questions about recycling, contact county recycling coordinator Carol Murphy at 843255-2634 or cmurphy@bcgov.net. Earl Dietz, Chairman Beaufort County Solid Waste & Recycling Advisory Board

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EDITOR’S NOTE / JEFF VRABEL jvrabel@hiltonheadmonthly.com

On golf, and pants There are a great many reasons no one wants me on a golf course. One of them is that I look ridiculous in purple.

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should start by saying that with apologies to both my mom and Jim Furyk, I’ve never really been into golf. This is for one extremely simple, profound reason: I am terrible at golf. I am terrible at it in grave, hideous fashion. I am terrible at it in ways that make it so you can actually watch my 7-year-old lose respect for me in real time, in ways that should be sung about by Tom Waits, in ways that if our culture somehow celebrated the appearance of playing golf as though you’re being repeatedly jabbed in the brain with an electric toothbrush, I would be totally winning. It’s not, I should make clear, for lack of trying. Once, at a driving range, I literally hit a ball that ended up — and I’m still not entirely sure how the physics worked on this — beneath my car, which was interesting, since the car was about 30 feet away, and also behind me. On the depressingly infrequent occasions when I managed to orient the ball in the direction I was facing already, it would most often fly in a reasonably straight line for about 20 feet, then stop dead, make an inexplicable right turn and promptly careen into whatever was off to the right: forest, batting cage, birthday party, pile of angry alligators, whatever. But here’s my other thing with golf, and, again, I’m an outsider, so please correct me if I’m wrong: Average pinheads like me can attend, say, a baseball game. We can go see basketball in street clothes. But I’m not sure I can ever adapt to golf’s established, tradition-filled world based almost entirely — and I apologize if this sounds discriminatory — on my taste in pants. Now, I enjoy pants, and if I try to wear them every day (it’s hard, with the economy). But I like to keep to a pretty consistent color scheme,

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which ranges from jeans to slightly darker jeans to pre-“distressed” jeans that are supposed to appear as though they’ve spent a good bit of time underneath a carnival. (My 7-year-old, last week: “Why are you buying pants that have holes already?”) Golfers, meanwhile, adhere to an entirely different set of regulations, one which has little regard for the commonly accepted palette of male pants possibilities and, occasionally, appears to have originated from somewhere in Candyland. Clearly, this is kind of a big deal. On Hilton Head, golf is probably the secondmost popular recreational activity, the first being ignoring anything resembling generally accepted driving laws, and the few times I’ve ventured into the golf world, I’ve been amazed at the rainbow of colors that confronted me; it is like wandering into a party thrown by Skittles. In just one Heritage night out a few years back, I spotted three grown men wearing salmoncolored pants, one wearing Oompa Loompaorange shorts with little marlins on them, one guy with a pink shirt/green shorts combo that made him look very much like a watermelon and one guy with a pair of yellow pants, aviator shades, a popped collar AND a cigar. I’m pretty sure he won. So my question to golfers is this: Why is it that during the week you are sharp, professional, mild-mannered citizens, yet when you hit the links you are allowed to dress in a manner that would suggest you’re preparing to enter a Volkswagen with 17 of your friends? At what point do you regard yourself in the mirror, realize you’re wearing orange shorts emblazoned with fish, and think, “It’s time.” HELP ME UNDERSTAND YOU. And in return, I’ll try not to damage your car at the driving range. No promises, though. M

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consult the experts

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or the past 10 years — four of them at the Quarterdeck — Jodi Bassani has worked directly in the heart of the Heritage. Bassani isn’t much of a golf fan herself, but she’s probably served some of the game’s most famous players — although it’s hard to know for sure, since she rarely has a free second to look up long enough to see who she’s serving. This year the Quarterdeck will be staffed as usual: four bartenders at the main bar and two at outside bar, with portable bars on the patio and a handful of servers walking around to handle demand. Bassani talked about what it’s like trying to hold down the fort amid patrons hopped up on golf buzz, and how crazy the scene could be if people think this year will be the Heritage’s last.

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Q. What’s the busiest night of the Heritage? A. Friday and Saturday. It’s just insane down there — the patio is full, the entire inside bar is full and there are people everywhere.   Q: What’s the most common drink order? A. We’re in the Jager bomb and vodka-and-Red Bull weeds for four days. For some reason during Heritage, it’s just those two everywhere.   Q: Does that mean it gets rowdy? A. The managers have to walk around and take care of people. I’m 120 pounds. I’m not going to take on a 200-pound man. There are some fights.

Q: How long does it take to clean up at the end of the night? A. If we close the bar at 2 a.m., we probably leave between 4 and 5. We have pages and pages on the computer of open tabs that we have to go through. On Sunday, we get out a little bit earlier, and some of us go to Wild Wing or Mellow Mushroom.   Q: What do the people from out of town ask about? A. They don’t really. They just try to kind of hit on you. We’re just so busy that you really don’t have a chance to try to carry on a conversation with anyone.   Q: Are people worried the tournament might not return?

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A. Because people think it might be the last year, we might be even busier. If people are thinking it’s going to be the last tournament, they’re going to want to go all out.

Q: Do you feel prepared? A. The only way I can explain Heritage is that it’s controlled chaos. It’s a crazy, crazy fun week. We look forward to it, and we look forward to it ending. M

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READ GREEN / TERESA WADE

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Going green on the green

How golf can reduce its impact on the environment

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hether you’re a singledigit handicap, a hacker or just a Heritage fan, you know that golf is an essential part of the island’s identity and economy. But golf is also the topic of much debate in the environmental community. This column focuses on green initiatives that can support longterm sustainability for the planet, its people and prosperity. When it comes to golf, we appreciate the economic benefits that the Heritage brings and the thousands of golfers who play here every year — that’s golf’s contribution to prosperity. Everyone who plays the game and enjoys its social aspects understands how it enhances our quality of life — that’s its contribution to people. Golf also exposes players to wildlife, vegetation and green spaces — its contribution to the planet. Yet golf is also a tremendous consumer of resources, a producer of waste and an influence on water quality. Millions of gallons of water are necessary to irrigate turf, and fertilizers that contain nitrogen and phosphorous can run off into local waters, promoting algae growth and eventually depleting the oxygen available to ecosystems. The traditional herbicides and pesticides that are used on courses can pollute through runoff and groundwater absorption. And courses tend to be high-energy consumers that generate both waste and carbon emissions. So the question becomes: Do the short-term economic and social benefits of golf justify its long-term ecological impact? 26

The good news is there are things golfers can do to reduce their impact. Players can opt for recyclable golf balls, as well as biodegradable balls made of fish food and organic tees made of fertilizer. On the fashion side, Object 59 Apparel designs hip, high-performance golf attire made of hemp, recycled PET plastic bottles and other organic materials. But let’s think bigger. Many golf courses have already adopted measurable green initiatives that reduce environmental impact, cut costs and contribute to value creation — the trifecta of comprehensive sustainability. Those include implementing pest management systems that use “good bugs,” such as ladybugs, spiders and wasps, to control pest populations naturally. All island courses use reclaimed water, as well as water from their lagoons; unused water returns to local wetlands. As consumers increasingly prefer eco-friendly products and services, going green on the greens can be a competitive advantage. If we commit to smart, sustainable solutions, golf can be compatible with nature, satisfy players and provide economic benefit. Every green step matters. M Teresa Wade is the principal of Sustainable Solutions, a local consultancy that helps organizations impact their triple bottom line with sustainable practices. She is the founder of Experience Green, a nonprofit offering regular consumer workshops on going green. www. experiencegreen.org.

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social spotlight

SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT

To submit to Social Spotlight, send photos of your event (with names and places, please) to editor@hiltonheadmonthly.com

wine auction at the arts center of coastal carolina

women’s association of hilton head luncheon and fashion show

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A number of past presidents were in attendance at the Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island’s luncheon and fashion show in February at the Crowne Plaza Resort. The event kicked off WAHHI’s 50th anniversary celebration (which you can read more about on page 140).

Above: From left, Leslie Richardson, Hester Hodde, Helen Ryan,Tom DiNardo, Kathy Joslin, Liz MacLeod and Beth Mayo at the March gala, which supported the Arts Center’s education department. Right: Hilton Head Island School for the Creative Arts principal Gretchen Keefner waves to the crowd. photography by anne

WAHHI members modeled period outfits provided by Madhouse Vintage Clothing at the luncheon.

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helping hospice

Jennifer Howard and Karen Walburn submitted this shot from the Daffodil Farm on Pinckney Colony Road in Bluffton.

Jenny Brasington, new executive director of Hospice Care of the Lowcountry, receives a check from Dick Fleischmann, vice president and branch manager of Fidelity’s Hilton Head Island Investor Center, in March. April 2011

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salty dog cafe: t-shirt hall of famers

Marion Plumb and John Marsh of Hanes present the Hanes Beefy-T Hall of Fame Award to Bob Gossett, president of The Salty Dog Cafe, and Jake The Salty Dog at a February ceremony/oyster roast in Sea Pines.

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Owners Gavin Cox, left, and Butch Staples at the Tennisclub of the Low Country’s February groundbreaking at Rose Hill Plantation.

experience green Right: Mary-Stuart Alderman with the “bag monster,” representing the number of plastic bags the average person goes through in a year, at an Experience Green workshop for recycling and sustainable waste management held in March at the Hilton Head library. Below: Tony Wartko, director of facility services for The Sea Pines Resort, and Mark Baker, ASLA for Wood and Partners, 28

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wingfest at shelter cove

Wing fans turned out in force on a gorgeous Saturday in March for the Island Rec Center’s annual WingFest, benefiting the center’s scholarship programs. The Hilton Head Brewing Co. took first place in the judges’ competition, followed by One Hot Mama’s and the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. The People’s Choice Award went to One Hot Mama’s.

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The South Carolina Yacht Club Y-Knots, captained by Tracy Castricone and Todd Kriney, have been crowned 2010 USTA PTI Adult Team Tennis South Carolina District Champions. This year’s league comprised 10 teams, including representatives from Long Cove, Wexford, Spring Lake, Hilton Head Country Club, South Beach and Chaplin Park. April 2011

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business: on the move

ON THE MOVE

To submit business briefs, personnel updates and general good news, e-mail editor@hiltonheadmonthly.com

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HIRES / promotions Marriott Vacation Club has named Mark Harney general manager of Marriott’s Harbour Point and Marriott’s Sunset Pointe in Shelter Cove on Hilton Head Island. A native of Hampton, Va. and a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Va., Harney has been actively involved with charities throughout his career, including the Children’s Miracle Network. www.marriottvacationclub.com Gregg Russell has joined

Sea Pines Real Estate at the Beach Club as a sales executive. Russell and his wife, Lindy, as co-founders of Hilton Head Heroes, were recently recognized by the Chamber of Commerce with Organization of the Year honors for their charity program, and as president of High Tide Entertainment, Russell has produced more than 50 concert events on Hilton Head over the past 10 years. 843-422-4477, hiltonheadlifestyles.com Bill Haley has joined Resort Rentals of Hilton Head Island as senior vice president. Haley has 27 years of experience in the vacation rental business; he will focus on owner services and 30

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business development. 800-8457017, email bhaley@hhivacations. com Brandy Gray has been named

sales manager for the Holiday Inn Express in Bluffton. A native of Beaufort, Gray is the point of contact for all local and out-ofmarket group bookings for the hotel. The hotel is located in the Kittie’s Crossing Shopping Center and Target Shopping Center in Bluffton. 843-757-2002, ext. 7509, email brandygray@staffordhospitality.com Margaret Golson has been promoted to assistant wine buyer at Rollers Wine and Spirits in Coligny Plaza on Hilton Head. A certified sommelier, Golson will assist in wine sales, purchasing and programs. In addition, Jason Ohmann

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has been hired as assistant wine buyer and manager at Rollers Wine and Spirits in Port Royal Plaza. A certified specialist of wine, Colson will oversee the direction, sales and purchasing within the wine program. 843-785-3614, www.rollers wineandspirits.com Kinghorn Insurance Services has promoted Sarah Clemens to vice president of the Ridgeland office. Clemens will oversee all accounting operations and procedures, which include contracting, licensing, continuing education for agents and managing the retail office location. 843-717-2020

AWARDS, grants and CERTIFICATIONS Philip Schembra, president and CEO of Schembra

talbert named chief operating officer at hospital Bradley S. Talbert has been named Chief

Operating Officer at Hilton Head Hospital. In his new role, Talbert will oversee the day-to-day operations of the hospital and continue to play a key role in the development and execution of key initiatives. www.hiltonheadregional.com

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Corporation and a past recipient of the prestigious Thurman Munson Award, participated in this year’s 31st annual Thurmon Munson Awards Dinner at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City in February. This year’s dinner raised almost $600,000 for thousands of children and adults with developmental disabilities in New York City; award recipients were Julius Erving, Devin Harris, Angel Pagan, Mike Piazza and Nick Swisher. John Rush of John Rush and Associates, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., has been awarded the 2011 Five Star Wealth Manager Award and will be featured in the spring issue of SC BIZ magazine. Five Star professionals score among the highest in satisfaction in their market area based on research with clients, peers and industry leaders. The company is located at 1533 Fording Island Drive, Suite 328, Hilton Head. 843-837-1220, ameriprise.com

Dr.Score.com, an online patient satisfaction website, named Dr. Neil Love, OB/GYN with Hilton Head Regional Obstetrics and Gynecology Partners in Hilton Head Island, one of “America’s

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The Bluffton Psychology Group has opened a new location at 10 Pinckney Colony Road, Building 300, Bluffton. The group consists of clinicians Susan Stevens Pickett, Psy. D., LP; Tina Boyle, MA, LPC; and Carol S. Tomeo, MA, LPC. The clinicians will continue to work with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples addressing a broad spectrum of mental, emotional and behavioral difficulties. 843-815-8588, www. blufftonpsychologygroup.com ••• The Blue Parrot has moved to a new location at the Village at Wexford and will be open for business April 18. The store will feature an expanded presentation of Pandora jewelry. 800-252-6653, 843-785-9877 ••• Hilton Head Rent Direct and Lowcountry Cleaning Services of Hilton Head have relocated to the Atrium Building at 840 William Hilton Parkway, Suite One, Hilton Head. Rent Direct specializes in luxury vacation rentals and premier property management; Cleaning Services specializes in vacation rental cleaning management, residential and commercial cleaning and maid service. 888-444-5573, www.hiltonheadrentdirect.com

Most Loved” doctors in a recent survey. To be considered for “America’s Most Loved,” health care practitioners had to receive at least 20 ratings on the DrScore site in 2010. The Beacon Insurance 32

IWL RELOCATES IWL Photography, owned by Bill and Chris Littell, has moved to this new location at 130 Arrow Rd. Suite 103, Hilton Head. 843-785-6565, www.iwlphoto.com

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Osprey Village will open Heart to Home Thrift in April at 2797 N. Okatie Highway, Ridgeland. Profits from the shop will provide ongoing operational funds for Osprey Village, Inc., a local non-profit organization dedicated to developing an inclusive, inter-generational residential community for intellectually challenged and developmentally disabled adults and their families in the area. The shop will also serve as a job/vocational training setting for these special needs adults. www.ospreyvillage.org

Benchmark Fitness Center has reopened under new ownership. The former Breakthrough has been taken over by Mike Keenan, but will maintain its current location in Sheridan Park in Bluffton. 843-7575115, www.benchmarkfitnesscenter.com

Group has been given the 2010 Hospitality Supplier for the Year award by the South Carolina Hospitality Association. The award was presented at the “Stars of the Industry” luncheon in February. Nominees are judged on industry involvement beyond

••• The Marksman Tavern, an Englishstyle pub, has opened at 11 Greenwood Dr., Hilton Head, serving fish and chips, Indian curry, burgers, traditional English breakfast and late-night food until 11 p.m. 843-7855814.

their normal service and quality, and on their history of working to advance the hospitality industry’s reputation and business expertise. Kim Halter has been named the Professional Tennis Registry

Member of the Year for South Carolina. The award is presented to a PTR member who has shown dedication and diligence in promoting and supporting tennis and PTR. Halter is the Head Pro at Hilton Head Motorcoach Resort. www.prtennis.org

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Camille Copeland, wine director at Rollers

Wine and Spirits, has earned her certification as a Certified Sommelier under the Court of Master Sommeliers. 843-681-8454, www.rollerswineandspirits.com Bluffton-based foam insulation company Energy One America has announced a $25,000 grant in support of the Boys and Girls Club of Bluffton. Energy One America was also the presenting sponsor of the Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton’s Annual Gala in March. 843-815-9931, energyonefoam.com For the third year in a row, Bob and Kate Engler, owners of Budget Blinds of the Lowcountry, have been honored for outstanding performance at the Budget Blinds National Convention in Dallas. The company is located at 878 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. 843-837-4060, www.budgetblinds.com/hiltonhead. The Rotary Club of Bluffton has awarded Michele Cleland its Paul Harris Fellows Award,

given to members who have exhibited exceptional service to the club. 843-815-2277, www.bluffton rotary.org The Bluffton High Interact Club has donated $700 to the Bluffton Boys and Girls Club after completing several fall fundraisers. Interact President Jessica Sandusky presented the check to Molly Smith of the Bluffton Boys and Girls Club. Kate Yachini of the Carolina Realty Group has been awarded the Certified Distressed Property Expert designation. Her comprehensive experience focuses on helping homeowners affected by recent short sale and foreclosure trends. 843-8372600, thebestaddressintown.com

Hilton Head Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in ultrasound following an extensive review by the American College of Radiology. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety and is the fifth imaging accreditation earned by the hospital, joining mammography, nuclear medicine, MRI and computed tomography (CT) services. In addition, Hilton Head Hospital has received a Certificate of Excellence from the South Carolina Hospital Association in recognition of April 2011

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In late 2010, members of the staff at the Santa Fe Cafe on Hilton Head temporarily closed the restaurant’s doors to head west to its namesake — “the place where southwestern food began,” says Marshall Sampson, Santa Fe owner and manager. “The first thing we saw in the grocery store was a little old lady hand-rolling all types of tamales by the deli section,” Sampson says. “We have great tamales, so naturally we had to sample hers to compare. I must say they were very good — and I’m proud to say we use the same ingredients and techniques for ours.” While in town, the staff visited a number of restaurants — “some in the heart of Santa Fe, some off the beaten path” — but the idea wasn’t to take home the recipes. “We went to learn new techniques and processes that can make our food better,” Sampson says. The restaurant plans to debut a new menu just before the Heritage, including two new vegetarian dishes. 843-785-3838, santafecafeofhiltonhead.com

the hospital’s performance in the intensive care unit at 100 percent in its program to stop bloodstream infections. 843-689-8245, www. hiltonheadregional.com Jim Hess of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage has been elected president of The Hilton Head Island Referral Network Group for 2011. A graduate of the University of South Carolina Beaufort with a degree in hospitality management, Hess began working as 34

a mortgage broker with Joint Venture Mortgages Unlimited in 2007; the company joined Wells Fargo in 2010. The Referral Network Group is a business referral group who meet to develop and expand their network with others. The group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at the Truffles Cafe on Pope Avenue on Hilton Head Island, and the third Tuesday of the month at the Bluffton Truffles at noon. M

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Against the grain When to venture inside the tricky, twisty world of contrarian investing

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ost investment analysis involves some degree of fundamental research — the study of individual companies, sectors or markets and the economic forces that drive them higher or lower. Other strategies involve market timing — trying to discern where the markets are going and acting accordingly — or technical analysis, the process of studying price and volume changes in order to make near- and longer-term judgments on individual company stocks or the broader markets.

You often hear investors say “Don’t follow the crowd,” but you’ll also hear them say “The trend is your friend.” We know there is safety (or at least comfort) in numbers. However, the discipline known as contrarian investing, which builds a sophisticated philosophy and strategy out of going against the grain, has considerable resonance for many investors. Along with many other newly minted stockbrokers working at Rauscher Pierce Refsnes in the 1980s one of our major influences

was David Dreman, former director of research for the firm and author of “The New Contrarian Investment Strategy.” Dreman engaged in extensive study of investor behavior, stock performance and the relative value of analysis and economic predictions. In an era of high-flyers, his innovative approach involved selecting stocks on the basis of low price/earnings ratios, or P/Es. These were relatively unpopular companies, those to which the markets gave little value to future earnings. When screened for

size and financial stability, these out-of-favor companies as a group handily outperformed the higher P/E stocks of companies with greater support and expectations — and contrarian investing had a voice. Classic “value investing,” an approach developed and refined by investment giant Benjamin Graham, involves buying stocks at less than fair value and holding them until they reach their fair, or intrinsic, value. This strategy has strong contrarian elements; typically, for a stock’s price to sink

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low enough to make Mr. Graham’s screen, the company must be out of favor, overlooked and pummeled by bad news. Then there are the ‘Dogs of the Dow.” This contrarian strategy involves buying the 10 highest yielding stocks from among the 30 stocks that make up the Dow. Once each year, the 10 stock portfolio is rebalanced. Those stocks that are no longer on the list of “highest yielding” are sold and replaced with those that are. Dow stocks, which are gener-

bullish sentiment in this group slumped to a low of 12 percent in the fall of 1990, when the Dow was at 2,500, right before the beginning of the historic technology bull market. The survey’s most optimistic outlook for the future peaked in January 2000, at the height of the dot-com boom. The Dow was then at 11,300, and headed down. Finally there are magazine covers, which have gained a reputation as contrarian indicators in their own right. Investors

Investors may recall the famous Business Week cover on Aug. 13, 1979, titled “The Death of Equities.” The Dow hit 875 that day; scarcely eight years later it had more than tripled. ally larger, more stable companies, are more inclined to protect their dividends than the average stock. So, these high-yielding stocks are usually there because they have become unpopular, and their prices have fallen while their dividend amounts have remained the same. There are other useful contrarian indicators that relate to the entire market. Volatility indexes such as the VIX measure changes in options prices and can indicate the level of bullishness or bearishness among options buyers and sellers. A high index reading indicates negative sentiment, while a low number indicates positive investor expectations. As you might have guessed, more often than not the negative sentiment of these investors proves, perversely, to be an indication of better things to come. The AAII, or American Association of Individual Investors, has for many years published a survey of their members, which tend to be well-educated, affluent and self-directed. The 36

may recall the famous Business Week cover on Aug. 13, 1979, titled “The Death of Equities.” The Dow hit 875 that day; scarcely eight years later it had more than tripled. At the Bedminster Group offices we keep a framed New Yorker cover from Oct. 20, 2008; on it a black background highlights a red cloaked skeleton, a stock chart with bloody arrows plunging downward and a crowd of brokers below crying bloody tears. The Dow was at 9,265 that day, and would fall as low as 6,600 by March 2009. By then, more than 70% of all investors surveyed were extremely pessimistic about future stock returns. The stock market began to climb a wall of worry that month, and so far, hasn’t looked back. M Steven Weber, Registered investment advisor, and Gigi Harris, Dir., Client Communications, are members of the Bedminster Group, a feeonly advisor providing investment and financial counsel to clients in the Lowcountry since 1997.

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VIM comes to Bluffton After years of planning, a dedicated team of volunteers and organizers has gotten the new clinic off the ground. by sally mahan

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ennifer Brown remembers the wintry night in 2009 when she got the boost of confidence she needed to move forward with opening a Bluffton/ Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine clinic. “The weather outside was really, really terrible,” she said. “Hardeeville allowed us to use a community room in the Town Hall to have a meeting that night to recruit volunteers, and I was praying that a few people would show up. But when over 100 people showed, I knew we could make this work.” Two years later, Brown is seeing her goals realized. The new VIM clinic on S.C. 46 in greater Bluffton will open in April. Currently, appointments can be scheduled from 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Mondays, and the clinic will be open from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesdays. The first Volunteers in Medicine clinic, which opened its doors in 1993, was launched on Hilton Head Island by Dr. Jack McConnell, the inventor of Tylenol and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). When McConnell retired to Hilton Head, he learned that one out of three island residents had no health insurance, so he conceived the idea of opening a clinic to serve the working poor with volunteer doctors, nurses and other staff. The plan was so successful that more than 80 VIM clinics have opened across the country with the help of the National Volunteers in Medicine office. The Bluffton/Jasper County VIM clinic is not directly affili-

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From left: Susie Rosenweig, Dr. Lou Valente, Jennifer Brown, Jenny Haney, Gay Littleton, Sheila Borland and Esperanza Ebersol of the new Bluffton Volunteers in Medicine clinic.

HOW TO HELP The Bluffton/Jasper Volunteers in Medicine clinic is located at 132 Bluffton Road in Bluffton, across from the U.S. Post Office on S.C. 46. The clinic is in need of lay volunteers and translators, as well as volunteer doctors, nurses and health care professionals. Medical equipment and laptops are also needed. For more information, call 843-706-7090 or go to blufftonjaspervim.org. Donations can be sent to the Bluffton/Jasper VIM, PO Box 2653, Bluffton, SC 29910.

ated with the clinic on the island — which serves only Hilton Head and Daufuskie Island residents — but has followed its model with the help of the national VIM. It’s a good thing too, as the need for free health care services in Bluffton and Jasper County is great. Jenny Haney, the director of development, ran Bluffton Self Help before coming on board at the new VIM. She recalled a time at Bluffton Self Help when she was working with a family who couldn’t afford dental care for their small child. “The decayed tooth was so bad that the child could

have died,” said Haney. While the Bluffton/Jasper VIM is located in a small building, it will offer a variety of services, including dental care. Brown said she is hopeful that someday the group will be able to purchase the one-acre area behind the current building for a large, new clinic. In the meantime, both Haney and Brown are excited about the prospects. As Haney says, “It really opens your eyes to all those things that you think are so important when you see families who can’t even afford to feed their children or provide them with decent medical care.” M April 2011

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IB at a crossroads

Hilton Head Island High School is stepping up to promote the value of its international baccalaureate program. by rOBYN PASSANTE

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wo years ago Lauren Stuligross’ children switched from private school to public school for one main reason: Hilton Head Island High School’s International Baccalaureate program. “It’s one of those ‘sky’s-thelimit’ kinds of curriculum,” said Stuligross, “where a kid who really wants to do a lot can.” Stuligross’ daughter, Haley, 38

has thrived in the challenging IB Diploma Program and will graduate next month. Her son, Brian, is a freshman at the high school who hopes to follow the same rigorous course load as a junior — if it’s still an option. “I’m hoping the program is still there when he gets there,” Stuligross said of the IB program, which was placed on a two-year probation by the Beaufort County

School Board in February. “To lose it would be devastating.” “Probation” is perhaps a misnomer, school district employees say, because it suggests some type of punitive action. On the contrary, the probation period was exactly what Hilton Head Island High School asked the board to grant, according to Sean Alford, chief instructional services officer for the school district. After

an outside assessment of the IB program resulted in a recommendation to shut it down, the high school identified areas of needed improvement and asked the board for time to work on those areas instead. “The probationary status is just a very, very simple way of saying, ‘We will allow you to continue as long as we all have the understanding that we’re nowhere close

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news to perfection,’ ” Alford said. The assessment that the IB program isn’t cost-effective was based largely on its relatively high training costs versus its relatively low rate of students earning the full IB diploma, Alford said, adding that because of its international scope, IB training is rarely held in the tri-state area. Instead, the school has had to pick up travel expenses for teachers to attend training sessions in various cities across the country. “IB rolls out new curriculums every five years. When a curriculum change comes around, that’s when we look at sending teachers out,” said Michelle Hartman, IB coordinator for Hilton Head High School. Out of 71 certified teachers at the high school, 17 are trained IB teachers, she said. Additionally, two of the four guidance counselors, one of three assistant princi-

pals, and the principal herself are trained IB teachers. The high school also offers Advanced Placement courses, and training for those costs far less and are often held close to home, Alford said. Conversely, with training costs and other fees, the assessment conservatively estimated the school district spends about $188,000 annually on the IB Diploma Program at Hilton Head High and Battery Creek High School, which works out to be a pretty penny for each of the 10 IB diplomas that were handed out last year — all of them at Hilton Head High. Those 10 IB diploma earners were out of 27 students enrolled in the IB diploma program at the high school. “Based on those numbers, they felt that we weren’t getting the bang for the buck,” Hartman said.

IB VS. AP: weighing the differences International Baccalaureate (IB) is a collaborative approach to education that has a global focus with a heavy emphasis on language and living as a global citizen. The IB Diploma Program is a twoyear program for high school juniors and seniors that is comprised of six college-level courses, an essay, a Theory of Knowledge course, and a Creativity, Action, and Service component. Students who don’t earn the full IB Diploma can still earn IB Certificates for successfully completed classes. Students can earn college credit (depending on the college admissions policy) by scoring high enough on an IB course’s final exam. Advanced Placement (AP) consists of several independent courses of college-level study that are fairly regimented and criterion-based. There is not much continuity between AP courses; it is segmented by subject area. Students can earn college credit in a particular subject by placing high enough on the AP final exam. Both are looked at favorably by college admissions as proof that students taking those classes are willing and able to challenge themselves. Robyn Passante

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“But what they don’t see is even those kids who take one or more classes, whether they go for the diploma or not, they still get all the benefits of the program.” Last year 172 students attempted one or more IB classes, each one of them learning critical skills for success in school and in life, Hartman said. “They learn those writing skills, inquiry skills, time management,” she said. Hartman says the school needs to do a better job getting parents to encourage their children to try an IB course. That’s just one of four designated areas of improvement: The school

also must increase the number of IB diplomas earned each year; enhance the diversity of students participating in IB courses; and increase the number of students who pass IB exams. Stuligross is active in an IB parents advocacy group that is brainstorming ways to erase the stigma of IB being too difficult and time-consuming to even attempt. “You don’t have to be a brainy kid; you have to be a hardworking one,” Stuligross said. “When students rise to those kinds of challenges they can do more than they even knew.” M

“You don’t have to be a brainy kid; you have to be a hardworking one,” Stuligross said. “When students rise to those kinds of challenges they can do more than they even knew.”

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The Rec Center grows up ‘The facility desperately needs upgrading,’ says the center’s executive director. Here’s how it hopes to move forward. by SALLY MAHAN

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hen the Island Recreation Center opened its doors in 1988, it was a state-of-the-art facility that met the needs of Hilton Head’s approximately 17,000 permanent residents. It had (and still has) an eight-lane pool, a gym, outdoor tennis and basketball courts, a playground and a couple of meeting rooms. But while the 14,000-squarefoot recreation center hasn’t changed much over the last 23 years, Hilton Head’s popula-

tion certainly has: It’s more than doubled to 35,000. At a Town Council meeting in late 2009, Frank Soule, executive director of the Rec Center, said there were about 75,000 visits to the center in its first year of operation. By late 2009, that number had jumped to 280,000. Meanwhile, the center itself has stagnated. “This facility desperately needs updating,” Soule said in a March interview. In early 2008, the Rec Center conducted a community survey

that asked what residents wanted in their local recreational facility. Based on that survey, a wish list was created for a new facility, one that included tennis and basketball courts, a gym with a track, pools for children and adults, trails and a playground. That facility would have cost more than $20 million, not including the price of the 30 acres needed to build a new center. At the time, the Town Council OK’d a feasibility study to determine the next steps. But, as times

have gotten tighter, so has the town. Instead of a new site, the Rec Center is now focused on improving its current facilities, which could cost anywhere from $12-14 million, said board member Alan Perry. Those improvements would include upgrading meeting and locker facilities, constructing a new gym with a walking deck, and building a new 10-lane enclosed pool and a new kiddie pool. The existing outdoor pool April 2011

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would be enclosed and used for senior water activities. The Island Recreation Association also runs S.H.A.R.E., a center for senior activities that offers everything from bridge games to exercise classes to art and computer classes and more. The center, at 6 Office Way, is only 2,100 square feet. “We’ve certainly outgrown that space,”

Dixon said the town and rec center will have a better idea of a timeline when the master plan is complete, which could take up to six months. Dixon said the project would not be worked into the capital projects fund until 2013. When the master plan is complete, the rec center and the town will look at funding. That could

“Hopefully the train will pick up now,” said Perry. “We just have to get out of the station. This all goes right in line with improving the quality of life.’ said Soule. “The recreation facility and the S.H.A.R.E. site are outdated and the activities are crowded,” said Nicole Dixon, senior planner for the town. “The town recognizes the need for the upgraded facilities.” To that end, Town Council has hired Lee & Parker Architects, FWA Group and Mission Resources Group to create a master plan for going forward with the renovations and expansion. 42

include a tax increase, user fee increases, fundraisers, corporate sponsors, grants, and reaching out to local civic organizations for financial help. Meanwhile, the Rec Center administration hopes to get going on the improvements. “Hopefully the train will pick up now,” said Perry. “We just have to get out of the station. This all goes right in line with improving the quality of life here on Hilton Head.” M

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A hard-fought and highly unusual playoff propelled Jim Furyk to his first-ever Heritage win in 2010. But this year, the defending champion has more on his mind than just hardware. BY JAMES MCMAHON

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When Jim Furyk donned the tartan jacket at the end of last year’s Heritage, he wasn’t just celebrating his 16th career victory on the PGA Tour, he was also crossing off a significant “to do” from his career bucket list. Indeed, like many who have etched their names to Heritage hardware, a victory at Harbour Town Golf Links held special meaning to a player who had only come tantalizingly close before. These days, a year after that victory — which came in unusual circumstances in playoff with Brian Davis — Furyk still ranks it among his top career achievements, alongside winTICKETS, PASSES AND ning the U.S. Open ChampiINFORMATION onship in 2003. Not only did The 2011 Heritage takes the win come at one of his place April 18-24 at Harbour Town Golf Links favorite venues, it ranked him in Sea Pines. Daily tickets alongside former champions and weeklong badges can be purchased at such as Arnold Palmer, Jack any CoastalStates Bank Nicklaus, Tom Watson and location, online at www. Greg Norman, to name just a theheritagegolfsc.com or by calling the tournament few. office at 843-671-2448.

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“Hilton Head had always been among a handful of tournaments on the PGA Tour that I most wanted to win before my career was over,” Furyk said. “It has one of the greatest histories of any event on the Tour. When you look at the list of former champions, it’s a who’s who of golf. I don’t consider myself to be in their category, but it’s nice to be mentioned with them.” While certainly well-earned — and obviously hard-fought — Furyk’s victory was equal parts unexpected and uncomfortable. Furyk, who had previously placed

EARLY ADOPTERS Furyk was one of the first players to sign onto the 2011 Heritage, alongside fellow former champions Davis Love III, Boo Weekley, Stewart Cink, Justin Leonard and Brian Gay.

in the top 10 at the Heritage four times, won the playoff after Davis called a penalty on himself following a shot from the hazard between the 18th green and Calibogue Sound. With that, a contest in doubt became an unexpected celebration for Furyk, who had come to Hilton Head fresh off a missed cut at The Masters the week before. His driving erratic and his confidence somewhat in question, even Furyk, who had missed the cut at Harbour Town the year before, wouldn’t have considered himself a favorite to win the tournament. But this is golf, where anything can happen. “The week prior I had driven the ball very poorly at Augusta 46

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National,” Furyk recalled. “But I put some work in and for 72 holes at the Heritage I drove the ball as well in tournament play as I had in a long time. The finish was awkward and it took a little of the excitement away, but it was a

class move by Brian and the right thing to do.” ••• Though still carrying fond memories of his 2010 accomplish-

ment, Furyk prepares for his title defense this year uniquely aware and significantly concerned about the future of an event he longed to win. The Heritage Classic Foundation and the PGA Tour are in the midst of a search to find a

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title sponsor to secure the event’s future beyond this April. The possible loss of an event such as the Heritage, which has donated millions to charity, is played on a classic course design and boasts such an impressive hall of fame of past champions, is something Furyk and others like him who have supported the tournament for so many years are not at all comfortable with. “The players are obviously disappointed, because we are talking about one of the most liked events and venues on the PGA Tour,” Furyk said. “The atmosphere of this event is fantastic and players are really treated well here. Players are disappointed that the event is in the place it is. It’s hard to imagine, really.” For his part, Furyk has been a vocal supporter of tournaments such as Hilton Head’s and has long been behind efforts to get players to expand or diversify their schedules to better support all Tour events. Currently, the Heritage is only one of two events without a title sponsor, but the PGA Tour has been affected by a difficult economy, an expanded schedule and increasing purses that have put mounting pressure on tournament organizers, such as The Heritage Classic Foundation, while hampering their charitable pursuits. “That’s been a talk on the Tour for a number of years,” Furyk said. “If asked to, we will talk to potential sponsors. But the real way players can help events like the Heritage is to show up and support them. That’s how we show sponsors that we appreciate what they do.” Yet like those associated with the event and community leaders who have lined up behind 48

it, Furyk believes a sponsor for the event, which was first won by Palmer in 1969, will be found. This year’s tournament was moved from its traditional spot the week after The Masters to two weeks following, but the defending champion expects more than enough support from players to make the 2011 Heritage field among the best ever. “It’s such a popular stop with so many players that I don’t think it will hurt at all,” he said. “Guys tend to pick the golf course and the locations they like the most and this is one of them for me.” ••• It is, in fact, the lure of Harbour Town Golf Links and the relaxing, family-friendly nature of Hilton Head Island that first drew Furyk to Hilton Head way back in 1995. The 7-time representative of the U.S. Ryder Cup team and No. 11th ranked player in the world has returned nine times since that year, in large part due to the Pete Dye-created course and the region it calls home. “It’s tough to design a golf course like this one, on this piece of land, anymore,” Furyk said. “You really have to hit some shots on that golf course. The greens are tiny and difficult to hit, but if you do, you have some real opportunities to sink some putts. You have to think your way around the golf course. I think a lot of guys enjoy that.” Furyk certainly enjoyed his 2010 journey around Harbour Town. He just hopes his return as the defending champion is not to witness the final installment of a treasured event. It’s a sentiment joined by other professionals and the community that has watched them for more than four decades. M

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been properly addressed and solved. If we make a mistake, we want to make it right,” says Epperson. “People are more than just numbers in a system. If you do the right thing, good things will follow. Our company has grown each year despite the bad economy, predominantly because of our customer referrals. We would like to thank all of our loyal customers for making us a success.”

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Chipping in

With the future of the Heritage in doubt, the island is rallying in a ‘12th-hour’ search for a title sponsor. BY MARK KREUZWIESER COURTESY OF THE HERITAGE CLASSIC FOUNDATION

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he skies may be sunny every day at this year’s edition of the Heritage, but the clouds on the horizon are darkening. The 43-year-old tournament, taking place April 18-24 at Harbour Town Golf Links, has very publicly lacked a title sponsor since Verizon’s announcement that it would end its major backing nearly 18 months ago. This year’s edition will be the first without the company’s name in 25 years. And next year, without the $7 million-plus a title sponsor would have to bring to the party, the tournament will disappear.

“We have to do two things to keep The Heritage,” said Jack Wilson, a local business and career consultant who has long been involved with the tournament. “We have to show the PGA that we have broad-based support here on Hilton Head to keep the tournament on the schedule. And we have to show prospective title sponsors what a great thing it is to sponsor the tournament.” The usually demonstra-

bly positive Wilson sighs. “Sometimes,” he says, “I think I’m tilting at windmills.” As of late March, The Heritage Classic Foundation — which oversees the tournament — still had no title sponsor on the hook. At the tournament’s annual Media Day in late February, tournament director Steve Wilmot admitted things were approaching what he called “the 12th hour.” “There is a sense of urgency April 2011

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here,” Wilmot said. Ty Votaw, a PGA Tour vice president who also appeared at Media Day, echoed the sentiment.“It’s imperative for the long-term future of the event to secure a title sponsor,” he said, noting that the tour has either renewed or located sponsors at 27 tour events since 2009. Only two other 2011 events lack a title sponsorship: the Bob Hope Classic in January and the Reno-Tahoe Open in August. Last year’s tournament went off with about $4 million of Heritage Classic Foundation reserves and community support, but the fix was seen as a one-time-only deal, and so far, the grassroots support hasn’t materialized in the magnitude needed to attract a title sponsor.

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“We have 24 teams of two volunteers, each team working anywhere from five to 20 contacts,” Lennox said of the group’s efforts. Still, for all the cloudy predictions, any potential sponsor would likely be swayed by the considerable evidence of support among the island’s business and professional communities and residents, said Tom Lennox, head of the Heritage Classic Sponsor Partnership Club, an initiative working to organize local support after Verizon completed its contract as title sponsor in 2010 and announced it would not return to the fairway this year. In its inaugural year, the Sponsor Partnership Club, headed by Wilson, persuaded local businesses and the professional community to donate about $120,000

into the tournament. This year, Lennox, a former bank executive, and his army of volunteer armtwisters were “ahead of last year” by mid-February, and were to raise $200,000 to $300,000 by the end of March’s cut-off date. “We have 24 teams of two volunteers, each team working anywhere from five to 20 contacts,” Lennox said of the group’s efforts. The group hit the ground running in October, but found their task wasn’t easy. “People for the most part are receptive and willing to participate,” he said. “We just have to get across to the community the critical nature of the tournament, how important

it is to the island. And it’s crucial that we show that the community is totally behind the tournament and is willing to participate financially.” There has been good news: CoastalStates Bank in March signed on as official local sponsor of the Heritage. “The Heritage showcases our community. It’s an ambassador for Hilton Head,” said Randy Dolyniuk, CoastalStates chairman and CEO. “You watch the tournament on TV, with the shots of the lagoons, beaches and lighthouse, and it makes you immediately want to come (here). I cannot imagine anyone

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associated with Hilton Head not wanting to keep and maintain the tournament here.” But Wilson laments that a January fundraiser held at The Jazz Corner, organized with Bob Masteller, didn’t quite meet expectations. “We spent a lot of time and effort getting the word out with emails, flyers, (and) advertising. The Jazz Corner typically sells out when they have a special event,” Wilson said. “Such was not the case, and it was just another example of the indifference or complacency that has seemed to infect the local populace and businesses about preserving this tournament that is so vitally important.” Lennox said his group is calling on everyone. “Individuals, businesses, professionals. (We need) to say to them that their support can sway any potential title sponsor who is sitting on the fence,” Lennox said. “Right now, I’d say the tournament, grassroots-wise, is under-supported.” ••• The Heritage’s financial benefits are well-known: A 2010 study conducted by the Clemson University’s International Institute for Tourism Research and Development (with help from the University of South Carolina Beaufort) found that the tournament brought nearly $82 million to South Carolina and the Lowcountry region. The Heritage Classic Foundation donated $1 million to charities last year; it’s given a total of $20 million since 1987. And the tournament has plenty of support, including from new Gov. Nikki Haley, who pledged at a recent tourism conference to do what

she could to help find a backer. Bill Wagner, sales director for the Heritage Classic Foundation, had the unenviable task of reporting in mid-February that time was running out. “There are no leads currently for a title sponsor,” he said. “But we are convinced that if we can show a potential sponsor (overwhelming local support) that sponsor will want to be a part of it.” (In another sign, the Beaufort County School District’s proposed 2011-12 school calendar doesn’t include any of the customary time off for the tournament.) Lennox said just about anyone can be title sponsor — as long “as it isn’t Jesse James.” Wagner points out that the PGA has “a few restrictions” for who can be a sponsor, mainly those dealing with conflicts of interest; for example, a competitor of FedEx, the PGA Tour’s overall sponsor, wouldn’t fly. A title sponsor would also be required to sign a two-year contract. There are island-based corporate entities and individuals that have the wherewithal to sign on as The Heritage title sponsor, but most, if not all, would desire to see a return on the investment, Wagner said. “And most local people who could support the tournament in that capacity may not see the financial benefit” that supporting a Hilton Head golf tournament would bring. Lennox agrees. “We would love someone local to step up to be title sponsor. But that’s not the point of the Sponsor Partnership Club. We want to bring the community together, to be able to prove that we are all together on this, that we support this wonderful golf tournament and all the great things it does for South Carolina.” M April 2011

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Arnie Burdick isn’t about to let a small thing like being 91 years old keep him from his duties as Heritage information director.

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he centerpieces of Arnie Burdick’s desk in the offices of the Heritage Classic Foundation are two electric typewriters, both of which are usually flanked by a huge stack of papers. There’s no computer in the office, no printer, no modern office equipment of any kind. When corresponding with the outside world, Burdick threads a sheet of company stationary into one of the humming machines and begins pecking away – with whiteout close at hand. Burdick is the epitome of oldschool. And at 91 years old, the Sea Pines resident continues to stick to his routine in his job as tournament information director for the Heritage. While his work days are shorter these days by choice and some of his responsibilities have been passed on to the Heritage’s 37-year-old marketing director, Angela McSwain, Burdick has no plans to quit his day job, even as he and the community await 54

news of the tournament’s fate. “It’s like family here. That’s what it is — a second family,” said Burdick, who took the job in 1987. Burdick drives to work every day, arriving at 8 a.m. — though colleagues claim it’s earlier. “He’s usually waiting for me when I get here,” said McSwain, who joined the staff in 2003. The early part of the year is his busiest; that’s when he prepares the media guide, writes press releases and pitches in wherever he can. “Arnie is my No. 1 proofreader around here,” says McSwain. “I love getting his feedback.” Burdick and his late wife, Mimi, relocated to Hilton Head Island in 1984 after he retired from his 30-year career at the now-defunct Syracuse HeraldJournal, where he served as sports editor. Prior to his newspaper work, Burdick was sports information director at Syracuse University, his alma mater. But he came out of retirement when former Heritage tourna-

ment director Mike Stevens approached him about helping out with the media. “I said, ‘Mike, I did all that. I don’t need it anymore,’” Burdick says. “He asked me to come over and talk, and he finally said, ‘Help me out one year and I’ll find somebody else.’ One year is now 25, or whatever it is.” During the tournament, Burdick is often camped out in the media tent, where he’ll use the aid of a walker this year because of a fall about seven months ago. “I get along OK,” Burdick said. “I can’t say I’m 50 years old and have all the energy I had when I was that age. I get up early, I have breakfast at home and I come over here.” On some days, Burdick may feel like voicing an opinion, or passing on a suggestion to tour officials. When that happens, naturally, he’ll fire off the letter on his typewriter. “That’s what people expect,” said tournament director Steve Wilmot. “If he sent something by email, it would blow everyone away.” M

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THE PGA TOUR WIVES ASSOCIATION

Carry your bags, ma’am? This year’s charity PGA Tour Wives Classic — where the ladies hit the links and the pros serve as dutiful caddies — comes to Harbour Town. BY CHARLES EDWARDS

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s the saying goes, behind every great man there’s a great woman. This month, when Sea Pines hosts the PGA Tour Wives Association Golf Classic, spectators will find out that the exact opposite is true: Behind every great woman, there’s a great man. Carrying her clubs. Since 1987, The PGA Tour Wives Association Golf Classic has been held every two years, roving from venue to venue along the PGA tour and raising funds for local charities at every stop. A fun, free-spirited nine-hole shootout, the tournament gives golf fans a chance to see their favorite players in a decidedly different element: decked out in pink and caddying for their wives. “I asked Matt for some pointers and all he could tell me was, ‘Try not to hit anyone,’ ” said Kelly Bettencourt, wife of pro golfer Matt Bettencourt and one of the chairs for the classic. Bettencourt has been very active with the wives association and with the Wives Golf Classic, but she has a dark secret: She’s never played nine holes in her life. “I figure I’ll just get out there and wing it,” she said. “Fortunately, you don’t have to be a good player to participate in the Wives Golf Classic. Some of the girls are really good players. Then you have others, like myself, who just hope to make contact with the ball. It’s more of a fun, friendly tournament. We’re all playing for a great cause.” 56

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“I asked Matt for some pointers and all he could tell me was,‘Try not to hit anyone,’ ” Kelly Bettencourt, wife of pro golfer Matt Bettencourt and one of the chairs for this year’s Classic, speaks at the 2011 Media Day.

That great cause is Hilton Head Heroes, an organization dedicated to bringing families with children between the ages of 4 and 18 suffering from life-threatening illnesses to the island for a no-expensesspared dream vacation. The group will receive half of the proceeds

LADIES FIRST The PGA Tour Wives Association Golf Classic tees off 2 p.m. April 19 at the Sea Pines Resort’s Ocean Course. pgatourwives.org

from the Wives Golf Classic, the latest in a string of charities to receive a windfall from the PGA Wives. “We give back 50 percent of the money raised to a local charity, so we like to move the event to different areas to help a variety of charities,” said organizer Angie Obelholser, wife of PGA Tour golfer Aaron Obelholser. The other half of the proceeds go back to the PGA Tour Wives Association to be distributed to different charities nationwide. Obelholser said the group has raised more than

$200,000 in the past two years. Angie, herself a professional golfer with six years on the LPGA and Futures tours on her resume, will be sitting out this year’s tournament as she and Aaron are expecting their second boy in the summer. Still, she roots for the fun and camaraderie that spring from the classic. “This is a fun event, and a great way to see the husbands and wives interact. (Spectators) always see our husbands in the tense situations of competition, they love to see them relaxed and having fun in this format,” she said. M

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THE 2011 HERITAGE

APRIL 1824, HARBOUR TOWN GOLF LINKS

MONDAY, APRIL 18 • Pro practice rounds • Noon: Opening Ceremonies, 18th green • Noon-6 p.m.: Harbour Town Cup Pro-Am, starting on the 1st and 10th holes

tournament played on the Ocean Course. The wives play and the pros caddy. • 3-4 p.m.: Coca-Cola Youth Day Putting Contest, on the putting green

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20 TUESDAY, APRIL 19 • PGA Tour professionals are invited to play at their discretion. No advance starting times are available. A pairings board is located by the 1st tee and is continually updated as players begin their rounds. • 2 p.m.: PGA TOUR Wives Golf Classic: A nine-hole charity

• 7 a.m.-6 p.m.: The Heritage Pro-Am, starting on both the 1st and 10th holes

THURSDAY / FRIDAY, APRIL 2122 • First and second rounds, beginning on both the 1st and 10th holes. Morning start times: 7:30-9 a.m. Afternoon start times: Noon-1:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, APRIL 23 For the fourth year in a row, WHHI-TV is partnering with the Heritage Classic Foundation; this year’s projects include commercials that will screen during bus shuttle rides to and from the course and special programs. Throughout the Heritage, WHHI (channel 3 on TimeWarner and channel 200 on Hargray) will also air:

• 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Third Round, beginning on the 1st hole • Noon-2 p.m.: Tartan Day. Fans are urged to wear plaid and will be photographed between noon-2 p.m. in the tent next to the Harbour Town Clubhouse.

SUNDAY, APRIL 24

• “Inside the Ropes”: An informative look at the 2011 tournament. Airs throughout April.

• 7:30 a.m.: Church service on the 18th green. Spectators are invited. The ceremony will feature local ministers, music, an address by a PGA Tour player and non-denominational prayer.

• “The Heritage WrapUp Show”: A daily recap that airs at 8 and 10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday of tournament week.

• 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Final round. All players start on 1st hole. Trophy presentation takes place immediately following the close of play.

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MATT MASON

The star marshal of the 14th hole BY ROBYN PASSANTE

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hen you ask Matt Mason who his favorite golfer is, it quickly becomes apparent he’s an equal opportunity fan. “Tom Kite,” he says. “And Tom Lehman. And Nick Price. And Greg Norman.” Unlike most fans, who’ve picked their favorites from hours of lying on their couches watching tournament finals, Matt’s met most of these guys. And he’s got the autographs — and in some cases the friendships — to prove it. Matt, 40, is serving as a volunteer marshal at the 14th hole during The Heritage this month. It’s his seventh go-round holding the ropes at one of the hardest greens on the famed Harbour Town Golf Links. He works alongside his father, Dick, 85, who’s been doing this much longer, but it’s Matt people recognize and remember. Could be his face, or his enthusiasm for every last golfer, caddy, and fan who walks by his line. But it’s probably the hugs. Matt’s a big hugger and always has been, says his mother, Mary, who lives with Dick in Tidepointe. His affectionate ways are probably an innocent side effect of his Down syndrome, and those unsolicited hugs have gotten him in trouble many times. 58

But one spontaneous, joyful hug he gave Ted Purdy during the 2004 Heritage final scored him a bit of fame and a famous friend. It spawned a book about Matt’s life, “The Ambassador of the 14th Hole,” and a $50,000 check donated by Purdy to the school and residence where Matt lives in Maryland. That snippet of CBS airtime can still be seen on a two-minute YouTube video, which Purdy says he rewatches often. In Matt’s book, written mostly by Mary, Purdy — who went on to lose the tournament to Stewart Cink in the fifth playoff hole — explains that moment as lifechanging. “I think I won more that day with Matt’s genuine gesture of happiness and appreciation than if I had pulled out the victory,” he writes of the hug, which was in response to Purdy tossing Matt a golf ball on his way off the 14th green. The following year during Pro Am play, the two met up again. “When Purdy comes down on the 14, Matt yells ‘Ted Purdy!’ and Ted Purdy says ‘Matt Mason!’ And then Purdy hit a ball about 10 inches from the hole, and he said, ‘Just get over here and hit this ball in here,’” Mary says. “The

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crowd went nuts!” Matt scrambled under the ropes and tapped a perfect putt into the hole. Matt’s also been asked to hit a ball for his friend Tom Lehman, that one a long drive down the 16th fairway. “I tell ya, it makes it fun out there to be with him,” Dick says. “When he says ‘Watch your step and have a great day,’ that’s so sincere.” ••• These days Matt’s encouragement is returned in kind. Dick recalls a conversation he had with Matt along the rope line a couple years ago, when the father was trying to explain to his son how to

improve in his job. “All the while people kept coming by shouting, ‘You’re doing a great job Matt!’ I’d stop and he’d wave and say ‘Thank you!’ and then we’d start this again.” “This happened several times, and I just kept going back and trying to tell him how he could do a better job,” Dick says. “Then someone else came by and said ‘Great job, Matt!’ and Matt looked up and said ‘Thanks Billy!’ Well I looked up and it was Billy Mayfair. So I just looked down and said, ‘Matt, I just wanted to tell you you’re doing a great job.’ He said, ‘Thank you, Daddy.’” He may be surrounded by world-class athletes, but when it comes to showing appreciation, Matt Mason’s the pro. M

COURTESY MARY MASON

Matt Mason, volunteer marshal at the 14th hole at the Heritage, poses with PGA Tour pro Tom Lehman at a recent Heritage breakfast.

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Tales from The Heritage BY SALLY MAHAN

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ver its 42-year history, the Heritage has been known by many names: The Heritage Classic; The Sea Pines Heritage Classic; The MCI Heritage Classic; The MCI Classic-The Heritage of Golf; The WorldCom Classic-The Heritage of Golf; the MCI Heritage; and the Verizon Heritage. Less formally, it’s has become known to professional golfers as the fun, relaxing week after the highly serious Masters in Augusta, Ga. And to locals, it’s become known as Spring Break for Adults. No matter the name — and we hope there’s a good one next year — the Heritage has had its share of memorable moments. Here are some of our favorites.

BOO WEEKLEY Just a few of Weekley’s Heritagerelated bon mots: • Regarding a charity tournament in Philadelphia: “I don’t know if you’ve ever been to downtown Philly. It’s different. Got a lot of concrete. Ain’t no dirt roads.” • On returning after winning two consecutive Heritage tournaments: “Ain’t nothing different from last year, except now I’m the two-time defending champ. I’m still nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs.” 60

• Tournament director Steve Wilmot said of Weekley’s participation in the opening ceremonies: “He’s wanting a little bigger cannon.” To which Weekley replied: “I want a live round.”

THE FANS • As locals know, it’s advisable to avoid swimming in alligatorinfested lagoons. And yet one year, a Heritage fan jumped in a lagoon on the 10th fairway, where he was promptly addressed by a fairly

large one. The fan jumped out before things got too chewy, but he lost a flip-flop along the way. The gator is believed to have kept it. • The Heritage also traditionally marks unofficial start of the boating season. In 2010,

some fans misjudged the tides in Calibogue Sound and found themselves a bit close to shore when the tide went out and stranded their boat in the pluff mud. And though they had their troubles that day, they also had

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given out millions over the years in scholarships and to local charities. But one of the tournament’s most interesting donations came in 2010, when organizers sent 300 Heritage shirts and jackets to Cameroon. • Did you know that the Heritage tartan is trademarked and registered in Scotland? And while we love the traditional jacket, the 1999 winner of the Heritage, Glen Day, was promised matching pants if he won the tournament for a second time. Norm Harberger, then-chair of the board of Sea Pines Associates, quipped, “Turns out this was not a positive incentive.”

ODDS & ENDS • At the first tournament in 1969, just before the first golfers of the day were ready to tee off, Charles Fraser decided he didn’t like the red stakes that warned golfers about alligators, so he personally walked the course pulling them up. • Who says golf isn’t a contact sport? In 2000, golfer Rich Beam was hit in the lower leg by a metal rod used to anchor the ropes surrounding the gallery as he was walking to the 9th tee. He left and didn’t return to the tournament. • Legend has it that one year a player hit four people in one round — including one of his family members. Heritage regular Boo Weekley is a two-time Heritage champion and constantly entertaining quote machine. COURTESY OF THE HERITAGE CLASSIC FOUNDATION

a great viewing spot on the 18th green — at least until the tide came back in.

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• Various politicos make appearances every year at the Heritage. Former Gov. Mark Sanford has been spotted, as has U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson. No lie. One year he brought along a friend, a fellow by the name of John Boehner. • The folks who run the Heritage see no reason to waste perfectly good signage. With that in mind, they are using the “Quiet” signs from last year by cutting off the top of them, and lopping off the words “Verizon Heritage.” (And be on the lookout for more localized signs that simply read “Hush Y’all.” April 2011

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NIGHTLIFE

Cocktails at sunset

Six local watering holes create their own concoctions for Heritage weekend — and supply the recipes, so you can try them out at home after the tournament. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROB KAUFMAN

BLACK MARLIN / HURRICANE BAR

MULLIGAN LEMONADE

CORK’S WAY

MARLEY’S ISLAND GRILLE

By Diego Mahecha

By Gordon Sobel

SANDTRAP

Shake together: • 1 oz. Stoli Orange • 1 oz. Absolut Citron • 6 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice • 6 oz. water • 1 tbsp cane sugar • Splash of Sprite

Shake well: • 3/4 oz. Buffalo Trace White Dog Mash #1 • 3/4 oz. Blue Bonnie simple syrup • Juice of 1/2 lemon • Juice of 1/2 lime • 1 tsp egg whites

Shake well: • 1 oz. Amaretto • 1 oz. Melon Liquor • 1/2 oz. light rum • 2 oz. cranberry juice • 2 splashes of lime juice

Pour into a champagne flute and fill with a Prosecco or other sparkling white wine.

Mix ingredients in shaker. Rim glass with Sugar in the Raw. Garnish with cherry and orange slice

Pour into 12-oz. glass, rimmed with orange and lemon zest.

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SANTA FE CAFE RED FISH

PLAID PEAR FECTION By Kelly Maroudas • 1 1/2 oz. Grey Goose la Poire • 1/2 oz. St. Germain liqueur • 1 splash each of sour mix and Triple Sec Shake and serve in a chilled martini glass rimmed with raspberry sauce and garnished with a sugared pear. Center ice ball optional.

GRAND LUXE MARGARITA By Bill Alberts

• 1 1/2 oz. Herradura Repasado Tequila • 1/2 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice • 1/2 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice • 1/2 oz. Agave Nectar Combine all ingredients in a rocks glass with ice, shake well and pour into a salt-rimmed margarita glass. Top with 1/2-oz. floater of Grand Marnier.

OCEANS AT THE WESTIN

TARTAN TINI By Beth Mitchell

• 1 oz. Grey Goose • 1 oz. roses Watermelon • Fresh muddled mint, lime kiwi and raspberries Shake well. Pour into martini glass with mango and raspberry-sugared rim.

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OUT AND ABOUT IN HARBOUR TOWN

10 ways to enjoy The Heritage and not watch a minute of golf COURTESY THE HERITAGE CLASSIC FOUNDATION

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t’s a challenge for some of us every year: how to support the Heritage, even if we don’t like golf. But it’s not as hard as it seems.. The Heritage has long been about much more than golf; in fact, many islanders have wonderful Heritage stories that don’t involve watching a single shot. So buy a weeklong pass, fresh spring clothes, get comfy shoes and a bottle or two of sunscreen, and pick your Heritage pleasure.

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Make The Heritage a grand reunion. Islanders have long used the Heritage to get everyone back together: kids, grandkids, in-laws and friends all descend on the island to celebrate our own grand rite of spring. Make it an old home week — you’re bound to encounter someone unexpected.

high-heeled beauties never get that far out, so stick around the Clubhouse for the best viewing. But don’t stop there: Check out the guys in the colorful plaid and animal-print pants. And some of the golfers put on quite a fashion show as well, if you’re inclined to look behind the ropes.

Embark on an amateur architectural tour. You may not know it, but many Sea Pines homes are designed backwards: Their most interesting sides face the golf course. Stroll the cart paths and gaze at architecture that spans 50 years, from the almost-hidden early cottages to today’s more grand residences, most of which are already decorated for tournament-week parties. Pay particular attention to the homes from tee to green on the 10th hole. Wander the streets behind the Clubhouse toward the 17th and 18th holes to view an eclectic group of townhomes. And of course, the grand multi-story townhouses along the 18th fairway facing Calibogue Sound will have you longing to take a peek inside.

Eat your way from tee to green. From the Van Landingham Rotary Club’s popcorn behind the 8th green to the BBQ and hot dogs served up by the Montessori school parents along the 10th fairway, the Heritage offers lots of choices, so forget the healthy-food plan and splurge for a weekend. All on-course food concessions are run by local civic groups; it’s not unusual to hear “Cold beer for the kids!” when you pass by the Hilton Head Preparatory School’s booth behind the 17th green.

Stop to smell the roses. Sea Pines and Harbour Town are never as colorful as they are during Heritage Week. The Greenery plans to bring in over 2,000 geraniums to dress the clubhouse and golf course, along with fern baskets, begonias, caladiums and other flowers in keeping with the redand-white theme. Look for lush landscape on the greens and tees, and be sure to check the lagoons for alligators, wading birds, turtles and fish — sometimes they appear to perform on cue for Heritage guests. Watch the fashion show. The Heritage is the Easter parade, spring break and Kentucky Derby all at once. There’s some good people-watching out on the course, of course, but many of the

Still, if you want to kick it up a notch, a Clubhouse pass ($190 for the week) gets you into the Clubhouse Oasis on the 7th hole, the Clubhouse II on the 15th and the Harbour Town Clubhouse deck bar, Grill and Champion’s Pavilion. The Sunset Rotary Club is running the 19th hole, and Chef Robert Irvine is providing tapas at the Grey Goose Lounge along the 18th fairway. Both are open to all. And, of course, the restaurants circling the Harbour are always delightful for dining and people watching. Float the boats. Harbour Town’s 90 slips will be filled with an eclectic collection of boats from 28 ft. to more than 100 ft., a full 40 of which will be here just for the week. It’s been called a “Floating Frat Party.” Others are encouraged to come to the Heritage on your own boat and anchor off the 18th green; about 100 boats do so each day. The Harbormaster’s shuttle boat will taxi you in — just be sure you set the anchor right so your boat doesn’t drift away on the changing tides. April 2011

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Don’t forget health and fitness. The 6,973-yard Harbour Town course offers you a 5-mile walk — which, at a brisk pace, should take you about an hour and a quarter. Start early one morning, and when you reach the 18th green, face Calibogue Sound and Daufuskie Island, slather on the sunscreen and soak up the Vitamin D. It doesn’t get more glorious than this. Get some shopping done. The Harbour Town shops, pro shop and Sea Pines merchandise tents will be bursting with temptations. At the Heritage Expo Village near the Clubhouse you can go booth to booth for free give-aways. And don’t miss the new BMWs parked over by the Liberty Oak. Looking for more shopping? The shops and restaurants at Sea Pines Center are located next to holes #2, #3, #6 and #7.

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Free things for the fearless. Folks have been known to crash a few hospitality tents, house parties and skyboxes for some of the island’s best catered food. Dress nicely, smile broadly and stroll right in as though you belong. Better yet, early in the week, ask your banker, Realtor, insurance agent, and business associates if they are planning Heritage hospitality. Chances you’ll be invited to a house along the course with wellstocked bars and bathrooms. Do not miss the lighthouse. The scene around the Harbour Town Lighthouse — both indoors and out — is never more friendly and celebratory than it is during Heritage weekend. There are bars, bands and folks toasting their good fortune to be in this place at this time. So go get your plaid on! M

COURTESY THE HERITAGE CLASSIC FOUNDATION

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YEARBOOK

Our Heritage

The Heritage has packed a lot of history into its 43 years. We try to distill it down to four pages. PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE HERITAGE CLASSIC FOUNDATION

1969 Arnold Palmer

1975 Jack Nicklaus 1969 Charles Fraser lands

1969 Harbour Town

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1988 Greg Norman and friends

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1982 Arnold Palmer

1987 Davis Love III

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1990 Payne Stewart

1993 Anniversary tee-off

1999 Tiger Woods

2008 Boo Weekley

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Programs, scorecards and magazines

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Legends and leaders

This year, the Heritage isn’t the only game in town: The Legends of Golf in Savannah showcases the work of seasoned professionals. BY BRAD SWOPE

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f you like your golf idols to be veterans, head down this month to the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, an annual tournament for top PGA golfers aged 50 and up that returns to the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort and Spa from April 18-24. The nationally televised tournament, which draws more than 40,000 spectators to downtown Savannah’s Hutchinson Island, dates back to 1978 and has moved from city to city under the sponsorship of Boston-based insurer Liberty Mutual. This year, the tourney is marking its ninth straight year at the Westin. “We

are committed to be in Savannah through 2012,” says Joe Rotellini, the tournament’s Savannah-based executive director. “It’s grown bigger every year,” says Robert Coffey, general manager of the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, another Hutchinson Island landmark. Among other Legends festivities, the convention center hosts a mid-week “pairing party” for a pro-am competition that’s part of the run-up to the main event. The tournament is a team-play event, with a total purse of $3.5 million this year. In 2010, Mark O’Meara and Nick Price edged past

John Cook and Joey Sindelar to capture top Legends honors. In addition to offering quality golf, such an event also benefits the local economy, starting with the host resort. Westin manager Mark Spadoni said his 403-room hotel normally has a few rooms available early in Legends week but fills up by the weekend. “It is one of our strongest weeks [of the year] financially,” Spadoni said. Rotellini said the Westin’s 7,300yard course, offering a panoramic view of River Street’s historic skyline, was healthy and “will be in pristine condition by tournament time,” he said. M

HOW TO CATCH THE LIBERTY MUTUAL LEGENDS OF GOLF Directions from South Carolina: Head south toward Savannah on U.S. 17, then take the right turnoff to Hutchinson Island just before the Talmadge Memorial Bridge. Follow signs to the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort. Tickets: One-day passes are $15 in advance and $25 at the gate. 912-236-1333, lmlog.com TV: The Golf Channel will air Legends play from 12:302:30 p.m. April 22. CBS will broadcast play from 1-3 p.m. on April 23-24.

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HARBOUR TOWN STYLES Monthly visits the penthouse at the Harbour Town Yacht Club — former home of Charles Fraser — for a look at Heritage colors and trends. PHOTOGRAPHY BY BUTCH HIRSCH

His, worn by Seth Tilton. Stripe rainbow shirt by Tailorbyrd. Light-blue ribbed sleeveless vest by Raffi (New York). Pink stripe cotton short by Saltaire. Mens navy moc by Private Label (New York). (Palmettoes) Hers, worn by Lindsay Tilton. Rainbow-stripe sleeveless dress with belt by Donna Morgan (New York). Cream/Leopard slide by Claudia Ciuti (Italy). (Palmettoes) 72

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Hers, worn by Amanda Vickers. Color Me Red, Truffles of Fun Dress in jade. Trisha Waldron 5-strand necklace in teal. Jack Rogers Mailorca Espadrille in metallic linen silver. (Island Girl) His, worn by Kevin Camp. David Leadbetter golf apparel for Jos. A. Banks slider golf pants, polo and argyle vest. Slip-on Cole Haan shoes. (Jos. A. Banks, The Mall at Shelter Cove) April 2011

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Hers, worn by Rachel Hobus. Dress by Theme. Necklace and earrings by Smart Glass. Sandals by J. Michelle. (Radiance)

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14 ANCHOR COVE COURT, HAMPTON LAKE

‘IT’S OLD MEETS NEW’ BY MARK KREUZWIESER / PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRYAN STOVALL

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“Our front door was taken from a Sears Roebuck house,” Dianne says, referring to an old turn-of-the-century kit. “You know, those old houses you could order from a catalog?”

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hen they moved in, Dianne and Randy Fix’s Hampton Lake home was technically new — even if their favorite parts came from other homes, a textile mill, a barn and a factory.

The couple bought their 3,300-square-foot home at 14 Anchor Cove Court in 2008 after it was built as a spec by Bluffton’s Reclamation By Design, a builder that specializes in constructing new homes and commercial buildings with flooring, beams, siding, wainscoting, trim, brick, stairs and cabinetry from demolished or unused structures. It’s not often that someone says the favorite part of their house is the front door, but Dianne does so proudly. “Our front door was taken from a Sears Roebuck house,” she says, referring to an old turn-ofthe-century kit. “You know, those old houses you could order from a catalog?” Dianne says she’s also partial to the home’s back and upstairs views of Hampton Lake, a man-made wonder in Bluffton. “Our views of the lake are spectacular,” she says. Yet when talking about her

home — which has four bedrooms and four bathrooms and features a library loft, gas fireplace, a claw foot bathtub in the master bath, and closed cell foam insulation — she always returns to its diverse origins. “Our floors, trim, the brick on the front, the paneling — that all came from other houses. The beams came from a factory,” she says. “The house has a cozy, charming feel. It’s special because it’s different. It’s old meets new.” According to Reclamation By Design’s Jim Johnson, he and partners Ron and Patricia Strimpfel strive to build homes and commercial buildings that are “environmentally conscious and maintain and return to the techniques of craftsmen that are treasured but, more often than not, lost. Everything we build ... uses materials that we find from former homes and buildings. It’s a unique grace of old and new.” M April 2011

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Dianne says she’s also partial to the home’s back and upstairs views of Hampton Lake, a man-made wonder in Bluffton. “Our views of the lake are spectacular,” she says.

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his past winter was an especially cold and dreary one for the Lowcountry, but take heart, because the payoff has finally arrived. Spring is here, the time to usher a sense of warmth and energy into your home by thinking about personal styles, 2011 trends and how you can revitalize your sanctuary with some fresh ideas and a little imagination. Seasons change and trends come and go, but the basics of our personal style rarely shift. We all have our own ideas about what makes us feel safe, secure and healthy, and it’s important to remember that our home is our sanctuary — not a place to continually keep up with ever-changing trends, but a place where we can indulge in our personal style. >>

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This spring, home design is all about bold, bright colors and patterns that loom large and dominant. It’s early to say, but it seems that people are more readily accepting colors that are cheerful and full of promise. When planning for spring, the first rule is to identify your own style. There are three basic design principles: traditional, eclectic and contemporary. And within each style lies the chance for personal expression and individual choice. True traditional design is often about symmetry. Pieces of furniture are chosen to complement a living space and overriding design motif. This style often feels rich, warm and inviting, and 84

is full of saturated color, harmony and predictablility. People who prefer this traditional style may decorate with personalized items, heirlooms or vintage pieces, but they always work with a master plan in mind. Those who are eclectic in their design style are often happiest when surrounded by personal memorabilia, such as family photos. Their furniture and fabrics are often rich and layered, containing varied pat-

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home: the colors of spring terns and textures that can work as a personal storyboard. Eclectic designers may seem relaxed in their overall style and comfortable with change. Each room in the eclectic home typically has its own personality; there is rarely a unified theme. Contemporary design lovers embrace the modern, the new and the bold in their patterns, color and pieces. For these folks, less is more, but architecture and style are king; in fact, many who opt for the modern style are art and design aficionados. Contemporary design affords a robust sense of theme and a dominant color palette.

choosing your COLOR This year is all about conveying your individuality. In 2010,

people sought out the earth tones and subtle colors that reflect calm, often in contrast to economic

instability. This spring, home design is all about bold, bright colors and patterns that loom large

and dominant. It’s early to say, but it seems that people are more readily accepting colors that are

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home: the colors of spring cheerful and full of promise. Still, subtle hues can never be discounted. Neutral and pastel palettes are still popular in many homes, but, as always, a touch of unexpected color can make all the difference. This season, orange will be prevalent. Delicate apricot walls can warm a space, while bold splashes of tangerine on a pillow or accessory piece can add a fresh sparkle to any décor. Honeysuckle — a reddish pink tone — is also a rising star. According to the Pantone Color Institute, a research company that specializes in color trends, honeysuckle tones cross age and style lines and can be used in any design motif, whether traditional, eclectic or modern. Additionally, colors from this spectrum are said to promote positive energy.

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Darks, turquoises and all kinds of blue are still beloved this spring. These popular tones represent birth, life and comfort, and may be used in combination with any color — though they’re most commonly blended with rich warm browns and clear bright greens. Blues are ubiquitous in the Lowcountry for their ability to bring in the natural beauty of ocean and sky, which, of course, creates an environment of serenity and peace.

get adventurous with your furniture This season, bleached wood pieces in shades of gray, charcoal and brown permeate the scene. Often used in combinations or as accents, they can be adapted gracefully into any design

scheme to add a pop of inspiration and newness into existing motifs. On the opposite side are the

subtle, sophisticated and warm wood pieces that can combine high style with funk. These urban, modern trends combine

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Blues are ubiquitous in the Lowcountry for their ability to bring in the natural beauty of ocean and sky — which, of course, creates an environment of serenity and peace. you’re the adventurous type, it’s worth exploring. As it the case with bold colors, an unexpected piece can brighten up and add a touch of whimsy to any home.

do it yourself

black and white elements with punches of bold color and metal reflective finishes. A touch of this style can go a long way, but if

Looking for quick, do-it-yourself ways to brighten and lighten your home for spring? To get that positive energy flowing, here are a few simple suggestions: • Create a new traffic flow pattern by moving a sofa or chair.

Not sure if you love the change? Live with it for a few days and then decide. Sometimes it takes a few days for our minds to catch up with our habits. Pretend that you’re shopping, and go from room to room collecting items that call to you, and then switch them with existing pieces. • Take an honest look around bookshelves, counters and cabinets and decide if they contain things that someone else may enjoy. There’s no better way to feel positive energy than to share with someone else.

• Add something living: A vase of colorful live flowers or a fragrant flowering plant can remind the senses that spring is in the air. Fresh herbs and bouquets of flowers are long-lasting, and can be a cost-effective means of creating a feeling of happiness and well-being. • Lighten up: Throw back the draperies, crack open the windows and get a clear view of the arriving season; there’s no better way to breathe in fresh air and rejoice in spring. Enjoy the clarity of a clean window — and pay attention to the sounds of the birds as they emerge from winter. • And last but not least, think green! Recycle, reuse and be a conscientious consumer. When we make our homes fresh and hopeful we may feel that way also. There is no better place to promote life of health and wellness than in your own home. M

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GRILL: SCRUB (FIERCELY)

DECK: GET A POWER WASH

CHAIRS: CLEAN BOTH SIDES

POTS: EMPTY, THEN REFILL

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etting your patio or deck ready for the spring season is just as important as attending to any room inside of your home. The proper attention now could make the difference between “pretty” and “pretty ugly.”

RECLAIM YOUR SPACE Consider your patio or deck as you would a room in your home. What’s the first thing you’d do to an interior room? Clean it. Reclaim that space with a deep clean of the whole area. Getting in there and cleaning out your patio now will ensure that when the weather gets warmer, you can focus more on relaxing and entertaining and less on mold, clutter and pollen. Start by moving everything — grills, flower pots, outdoor décor and patio furniture — and clean underneath, sweeping away everything you find there, from leaves to pollen to spider webs to old bugs — it is the Lowcountry, after all. (If you’ve got more winter sludge than usual, you may want to consider a power wash.) Clean all exterior windows of your home that surround your patio, and check for April 2011

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any damage on the surface of your patio that might be a structural or tripping hazard — such things can happen when you’re not looking.

repair / replace Patio elements wear out quickly due to —what else — exposure to the elements. But spring is the perfect time to repair and replace anything that might be looking the worse for wear after a relatively long cold winter. If you have an outdoor rug, now’s the time to put it in place on your newly cleaned patio. If your outdoor rug is dirty, scrub or power wash it on your driveway and allow it to dry before putting it in place for the season. Patio furniture is a little different. Depending on the amount of exposure and damage, it may also need to be power washed. But all patio furniture, regardless 90

of where it spent the winter, will need to be freshened up. If you find your metal furniture needs just a little bit of love, touch it up with Rust-Oleum to prevent further rust. Make sure your lighting is all in place: Check all outdoor lights, and add lanterns or solar-powered lighting along pathways or around seating areas. Both are stylish, inexpensive and can be dramatic. Next, and this is a big one, make a bug maintenance plan. Purchase fresh citronella candles or contact a local exterminator about treating your yard and the area around your home for the many nefarious biting insects that call the Lowcountry home. A

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visit to your local hardware store will provide many other pest control options as well. While you’re on the subject, survey the areas in and around your patio to make sure they are not a welcoming home for any unwanted critters. Finally, give your grill a good once-over, particularly the propane tanks for gas and the debris catcher for charcoal. And yes, it’s probably time to replace 2010’s gross old brush.

revitalize Now that you have a clean working space, it’s time to get your hands dirty. Start by planting new spring blooms on and around your patio. Empty and clean all flower pots — except those with bulbs that bloom in spring. Spraying the pots off with water should be sufficient; be careful not to use

chemicals that could potentially harm your plants in the future. This part doesn’t have to be difficult; adding even a small amount of foliage to your patio can really make it a visual joy well into the fall. Pay attention to when and where the sun hits your patio throughout the day. Then, visit a local nursery and ask for assistance in picking out the perfect blooms for each location. (You may also need to add soil or mulch to your flower beds so do inquire about this as well.) While you’re on the subject, consider growing a small kitchen garden; the patio is a great place to grow some vegetable and small potted herbs which are not only pretty, but useful as well.

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

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This complex includes an exercise pool equipped for lap swimmers and water fitness classes; a new beach entry pool for the relaxation and enjoyment of our Members, and a wonderful kiddie pool protected from the sun by an oversized sunbrella. The 5200 square foot building houses a snack bar, and the pool restrooms, and has an elevator for access to a second floor Fitness Center. Overlooking Mackay’s Creek, the views from the cardio equipment is unparalleled and the Fitness Center already has an active program in place with zumba classes, pilates, yoga, personal training and much, much more. Moss Creek is the talk of the Lowcountry with the innovative Membership Activity Fee schedule and the magnificent new Pool and Fitness Complex. The Community is financially strong, maintains a Reserve Fund to keep all its amenities in excellent condition, and has a well thought-out Long Range Plan. The professional Management staff focuses on Member services and is accountable to the Board of Directors, which sets corporate policies. There is never a dull moment in Moss Creek as Members are invited to join any of the more that forty social clubs and groups available to them. If, as it is said, your life is measured by the friends you keep, then Moss Creek is where you belong. Discover the beauty of Private Club living. Find your place at Moss Creek – Mother Nature’s hole in one.

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

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

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Island Resident Since 1972. Hilton Head Plantation Collection

15 SAMS POINT

1 CHINA COCKLE WAY

40 HEADLANDS DRIVE

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LOCATION AND OUTSTANDING VIEWS. Sams Point has it all – Great value, good split BR & Great Room floors plan, Quality and Details with some of the best Marsh to Port Royal Sound views in all of HHP. Enjoy early morning coffee sitting on the back deck watching the sunrise or a moonlit dip in the private hot tub. 4 BR or 3+ Bonus Room, 3.5 BA, Cooks Kitchen/Family Room Combo & Great Room $1,245,000

WALK TO THE PORT ROYAL SOUND AND THE DOLPHIN HEAD BEACH in HHP. Quality built by Tom Peeples, this 3 BR home has eye-catching curb appeal. Located on a lagoon with views to Dolphin Head Golf 18th. Formal LR & DR plus eat-in Kitchen/Family Room, high ceilings and expansive Laundry Room. $587,000

OPEN AND BRIGHT lagoon view home totally repainted inside. New carpet and most appliances. Ready to be moved into Make it your Hilton Head Plantation home. 4 BR or 3 plus a bonus room, 4 1/2 BA, Kitchen/Family Room formal Living Room and Dining Room mature landscaping. 2 car garage and fireplace. $465,000

SHORT WALK TO PORT ROYAL SOUND and a golf view of Oyster Reef Golf Club’s 8th Green and 9th Fairway! Private oversized patio homesite has 4 BR/ 2.5 BA home. Formal LR & DR with a fantastic kitchen/family room combo. Two fireplaces, first floor master bedroom, and mature landscaping. $464,000

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ENJOY ROOKERY NEIGHBORHOOD pool and long Lagoon Views from the HHP home. Close to HHP’s Main Entrance, dining & shopping, only a bike ride to the Beach. This HHP home features 3 BR. 3 BA, Formal LR & DR plus an eat-in Kitchen. The Rookery is one of HHP’s most unique communities with neighborhood get togethers. $NEED PRICE

BETTER THAN MOVE-IN CONDITION This home is a 10! 3 BR, eat-in-kitchen, formal DR and great room, high ceilings, wood floors, 2-car garage, fireplace and more. Newer top of the line HVAC. Many hours will be enjoyed on the back patio sitting around the fire pit. Near Spring Lake Recreation area and Seabrook Farm. $389,000

UPDATED FULL SIZE BEAR CREEK GOLF FAIRWAY 3 BR home in Hilton Head Plantation newly updated. Granite countertops, smooth ceilings, and new tile and Cabinetry. Great location and value. Enjoy all Hilton Head Island has to offer - close to Beach, Shopping, and Dining. Easy to maintain. Open floor plan, greenhouse window in Kitchen, screened Porch and 2 car Garage. $378,500

UNDER CONTRACT

WHAT A HOME – Open, Bright, Contemporary, Eclectic, First Class Appointment, Fun, Comfortable and Very Livable.This remodeled 3BR Hilton Head Plantation home is nestled under 100 year old Moss Draped Oaks and is just off the Signature Hole of the Country Club of Hilton Head’s 12th Fairway. The gardens and stamped concrete patios add to the viewing and living enjoyment. $499,000

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WONDERFUL HOME located in the Rookery Neighborhood and on a quite cul de sac. This 3 BR home has been repainted inside, new carpet; it features a 2 car garage masonry fire place, formal LR & DR, winterized screen porch and an eat-in kitchen. Walk to the neighborhood pool, bike ride to Dolphin Head and Spring Lake Recreation areas - near shopping, dining, and short ride to the beach. $318,000

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4 SABAL COURT

ALL THE BELLS & WHISTLES – Cooks Kitchen appointed by the same Kitchen and Bath Consultant as Paula Deen used in her home in WALK TO THE BEACH FROM THIS 5TH ROW CORNER HERON STREET HOME Savannah.Top of the line appliances and bathroom 6BR/6BA beach home ideal for permanent home, 2nd home, or rental property. Private deck w/pool, fixtures. Great Room/Split Bedroom floorplan. 4 hot tub, direct access to full BA on 1st floor, ground level Activity Rm, 1st Floor Great Rm, open BR/4.5 BA, Bonus Room, large Screen Porch with long Fairway View. Don’t miss the walk-in spray Kitchen with s/s appliances, Utility Rm, 2 Master Suites (one on 1st floor), limestone flooring, 3+ Car foam attic – amazing moderate temperature! This Garage, FP & more! Fully furnished and on rental market! TRADES CONSIDERED! $1,274,000 is a house you gotta see! $794,500

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Island Resident Since 1972.

SHIPYARD

MOSS CREEK - MARSH

56 FERNLAKES DRIVE

WONDERFUL quiet end unit located in Shipyard’s Golfmaster.Conveniently located near the Pope Avenue gate and Coligny Plaza. Enjoy natural lighting, skylights, and a beautiful golf view.Walk or bike to the beach. Enjoy the community pool and tennis courts. 3BR/3BA, dining area with chandelier, family room, and wood burning fireplace. Rent or live in full time. Seller to pay up to 3% of closing costs. $298,500

2 TIMBER LANE This wonderful 3 BR 2.5 Bath home is being sold in an estate sale ‘as is’. Located on a full size corner homesite overlooking a tidal salt marsh lagoon. Pull into your convenient semicircle driveway and entertain in your large eat-in Kitchen. In Moss Creek with private golf and deep water boating access. $249,000

WELCOME HOME to this Southern home. Located at the end of a cul-de-sac with panoramic lake views. Features include lush landscaping, private dock, four bedrooms, 3 baths, bonus room with separate office, dining room and eat-in kitchen, Fern Lakes also has a community pool & boat storage and is right around the corner from downtown Bluffton. $360,000

EDGEFIELD

THE FARM

58 KENDALL

19 STONEY CROSSING This 2-story home has a first floor master and a 2-car garage overlooking the woods. There are three more bedrooms and full bath upstairs. Other features of this home include an eat-in kitchen and a screened-in porch. Edgefield has a community pool, playground, and basketball court. It is located close to the schools and the Publix shopping center. $110,000

822 BAKERS COURT Lovely home located towards the end of a cul-de-sac and near the ammenities of The Farm. This home features a single car garage, eat-in-kitchen, first floor master and three more bedrooms upstairs. $142,000

89 HODGE COURT

ISLAND WEST

IMPECCABLY MAINTAINED 3 BR 2 BA second home is situated on a large lot in a great neighborhood with lagoon view.This home offers decorator upgrades including premium appliances, custom lighting, plantation shutters throughout, built-ins, a screened-in lanai, wood floors and more. Master suite offers sitting room, custom closets and large bath with Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Bonus room over garage is in the process of being finished with an extra half bathroom. $310,000

19 SHELL HALL

CHARLESTON CHARM IN BLUFFTON This 2 story home brings in the old charm with a large covered front porch, wood floors, custom kitchen and deck. Bead board in the dining room and kitchen brings in a country charm as well.This 3 BR, 2.5 BA is located in a gated community across the street from the community playground, swimming pool and fitness center. Just off the Buckwalter Parkway and near schools and Publix shopping center. $318,000

THE RESERVE AT WOODBRIDGE

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

LOWCOUNTRY HOMESITES BUCKINGHAM LANDING 32 BIG OAK STREET (LOT) Great setting with a wooded view and deep water access. Septic, well, and power are already on site. Just across the bridge from Hilton Head Island in Buckingham Landing and without the plantation restrictions $175,000 REDUCED

SKULL CREEK BOATSLIP GREAT PRICE 4 BR, 3 BA near deep water boat landing minutes from Bluffton and Savannah bridge. Heart of pine floors, new carpet, custom details and large kitchen. $198,000

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36’ BOAT SLIP in Hilton Head Plantation. EASY to pull in, protected slip. Water and electricity included in low yearly fee. $26,000

SPECTACULAR HOME! 4 BR and 2.5 BA, 254 SEABROOK DRIVE study, dining room, eat-in kitchen, with a great room and fenced in back yard overlooking the HHP Marsh front, deep lot, Live Oaks golf course. This home is also a short walk to 16 PRIMROSE LANE the amenities of Island West. $345,000 INDIGO RUN Oversized lot covered with Hardwoods, Golf & Lagoon Views

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BEAUTIFUL SPACIOUS OCEANSIDE VILLA in the Leamington section. Spacious, like-new 3 BR, 3 BA (2 Master Suites) and a fabulous wrap-around Screened Porch. Covered Parking. Beautiful Pool with Jacuzzi. Great Rentals. $899,000

GORGEOUS, Custom Home overlooking heated free form Pool, Lagoon + 6th Fwy of Golden Bear. Dramatic Entry w/soaring ceilings & walls of glass. Elegant LR & DR, spacious Great Room, Chefʼs Kitchen, private MBR, large Bonus Room + 3 car Garage. $749,000.

SPACIOUS CAMBRIDGE overlooking the private Bear Creek Golf Course. 4 BRʼs, 3.5 Baths + Study + large 2nd Floor Entertainment Room. Beautiful LR and DR. Very open Kitchen-Breakfast-Family Room. $649,000

THE BEST VALUE! This 4BR/4.5BA home has hardwood/tile in all the main living areas, 2 gas fireplaces, granite in the Kitchen, Paneled Library/Den, Screened Porch + a 3 Car Garage. Golf View. $629,000

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INDIGO RUN

HILTON HEAD PLANTATION

SPACIOUS Professionally Decorated Home overlooking the 15th Fwy of Oyster Reef. Elegant LR & DR. Chefʼs Kitchen opens to Family Room. Incredible Master Suite w/Steam Shower. Park-like Landscaping. Incredible Value - top of the line Home. $599,000

LOW COUNTRY living overlooking the salt marsh. Great for Kayaking. 3 BR, 3 BA home in perfect condition. Spacious LR & DR. Light filled Kit/Bkʼfast/Fam Room. Great Master Suite. Marsh views + CCHH golf view from the front. $599,000

BERWICK GREEN TOWNHOME overlooking the lagoon & 10 Fwy of Golden Bear. 3200SF+ of luxury. 3 BRʼs, 3.5 BAʼs, + Media Rm + Loft. Great Rm & Formal DR w/hardwood floors. Chefʼs Kitchen w/6 burner gas stove, Master Suite w/Steam Shower. $584,000

MODEL PERFECT 3200SF Overlooking the 17th Green/18th Tee of the Country Club of HH. 3 BRʼs, 3.5 BAʼs + a glass enclosed Carolina Room. Beautiful LR. Open Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room. Master Suite w/huge closets + Bath. His & Her Offices. $549,000

FOLLY FIELD

HILTON HEAD PLANTATION

HILTON HEAD PLANTATION

ROSE HILL

SPECTACULAR OCEANFRONT VIEW from this sought after first floor villa with stairs leading down from the balcony to the ocean. Sea Cloisters is the “jewel” of Folly Field. Only 64 units. Oceanfront Pool and Security Gate. $549,000

SPACIOUS and remodeled home with lagoon/golf view. 3 BRʼs + a light filled study which could be 4th BR. Great room w/volume ceilings. Chefʼs Kitchen opening to an elegant DR. Large Master Suite. Picturesque setting on an oversized homesite. $525,000

COURTYARD AT SKULL CREEK New townhomes across from The Country Club of HH & within walking distance to Old Fort Pub & Skull Creek Marina. 3 BRʼs and 3.5 BAʼs. Top of the line appointments, private elevator and 2 car garage. Starting at $499,000

STATELY Custom Home on 2+ Acres. Estate Side + close to the main gate + Equestrian Center. Formal LR & DR. Kitchen opening to Bkʼfast Room. Light-filled Family Room - Study, Large Porch overlooking Simming Pool + white picket fence. Zoned for horses. $499,000

HILTON HEAD PLANTATION

HILTON HEAD PLANTATION

LAWTON STATION

SHIPYARD

PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP is obvious in this home w/a panoramic view of the 3rd Fwy of private Bear Creek Golf course. Recent updates - LR & DR, updated Kitchen overlooking a bright Family Room w/custom built-ins. Large Master Bath w/overiszed whirlpool tub. $349,000

GREAT HOME in the Hickory Forest section and close to the Port Royal Sound. 3 BRʼs, 2.5 BAʼs on an oversized wooded view homesite. Great Value on a culde-sac street. $339,000

BEAUTIFUL BELLMEADE Spacious Stockton Model Home with 4 BRʼs or 3 BRʼs + Bonus Room. Elegant LR & DR. Private Master Suite & BA. Screened Lanai for outdoor entertaining. $332,500

BEAUTIFUL EVIAN VILLA 1st Floor Flat totally renovated in 2006. Incredible Lagoon/Golf View from this 2BR, 2BA villa. Beautifully furnished + perfect for a second home or vacation rental. $319,000

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THE PRESERVE AT INDIGO RUN

HOMESITES INDIGO RUN

HAMPTON HALL GREAT VALUE HOME on a cul-de-sac w/loads of privacy. Great Room w/fireplace, formal DR. 3 BRʼs, 2.5 BAʼs + Study/Den + Screened Porch. Hardwood Floors, updated Baths + much, much more. Oversized homesite. $299,000

BEST VALUE 3 Bedroom Villa. Ground floor popular “Camellia” floor plan with a 2 car Garage. Convenient North end of the Island location. Security. Beautiful Community Pool. $269,000

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49 Wexford Club Drive

This traditional style home is located on the 8th fairway with view to lagoon, fairway & green. Over 5000 sq. ft, fine finishes, oversized bedrooms, brand new completely renovated kitchen with tons of fine appointments. Quality & fine finishing details throughout. Boat Slip B-22(45 ft) available for purchase separately for $15,000. OWNER FINANCING OPTION. BARGAIN PRICED WELL BELOW REPLACEMENT COST! $929,000

9 Green Wing Teal

Incredible 2nd Row Opportunity in South Beach on Oversized Ocean Homesite. Charming Beach Cottage in Impeccable Shape With 4 bedrooms/4 Baths, New Wood Floors, Large Screened Porch, Upstairs and Downstairs Living Areas, and Pool. House Plans Available For a Large Oceanside Masterpiece, But Use Now and Enjoy For Years to Come. Strong Rentals. Opportunity Knocks. $1,595,000

Eric Dollenberg

843-682-5742 (w) • 843-816-6489 (c) 1-800-343-6821 ext. 3042 edollenberg@aol.com

Immaculate condition. 4 bedrooms 4 full baths. Totally renovated in 2006. Hardwood floors, formal dining rm large family room ,double sided gas fireplace. Huge deck and patio area. Located on the 15 hole of Sea Pines CC. $785,000

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Estate Sale in Hilton Head Plantation List Price Under Appraised Value Near Port Royal Sound

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1 Gloucester Rd. Very well cared for Villa with a great golf view on the #1 handicapped hole of the Clipper 9 Seller has purchased another property and would like to sell! Ready for an offer. $390,000 14 Haul Away Bright open 4 bedroom/4 bath lagoon/ golf home in Palmetto Dunes. Close to the beach, two master suites, one on the first floor the second has a private reading area, wonderful game room on 2nd level plus additional loft overlooking den. Pool/spa, two deck areas, screened in porch. $1,198,999

Sea Pines - 113 Governors Road

3 bedroom 3 bath, hardwood floors, fully furnished, only used slightly as second home never rented. Only 2 units in this building extra windows for added light. Beautiful lagoon view $379,000

23 Sussex Fantastic value on a 4 bedroom home in Indigo Run. Very well priced and has many upgrades. Least expensive home listed in Indigo Run on a full size lot. Shows really well. $569,000

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Sea Pines Ocean Front SEA PINES. Magnificent beautifully rebuilt 6 bedroom 5 ½ bath home with ocean and lagoon views. High ceilings, fabulously appointed kitchen with great room and master suite. A wall of windows, hardwood floors, pool, 2 car garage, and much more. Just across from the beach. Offered at $3,295,000.

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Breathtaking 270 degree Oceanfront views throughout this spectacular 5 bed, 5-full bath and 2-half bath landmark home in the most desired area of Sea Pines. Appointments include a pine-wood spiraling staircase and cascading chandelier in foyer, an elegant master suite with a grand bath, an elevator, a guest suite with a kitchen and much. Truly the Prince of Tides.

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STUNNING! Shows like a model with: NEW stainless-steel appliances, paint & carpet, gorgeous hardwood floors & granite countertops. Exquisite vistas from this spacious 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath penthouse villa on the 4th & 5th floors. Every room overlooks the marsh & deep water. Expansive views to Brams Point, Bull Island & Daufuskie. Watch the ferry depart Broad Creek for Daufuskie while grilling on the outside deck. Great locale near marina & Island’s best restaurants. WOW! A fantastic buy at $239,000

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OUTSTANDING OCEAN VIEWS from this penthouse (only 1 unit back from oceanfront!) Beautifully tiled and furnished, this upgraded villa is perfect to rent or use...vacation ready. Near huge oceanfront pool and pool bar. 10 tennis courts with pro shop. Fabulous beach - Hilton Head’s finest. The views are forever! Average rentals are $12,000 to $14,000 per year. Only $159,00

Immaculate 3 BR/2BA Patio Home with views of both golf and lagoon from the expansive wrap around deck. This home also features all new windows and doors throughout as well as fireplace, updated kitchen and Carolina Room $395,000

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28 Bateau Road • Sea Pines Plantation Great Value for this classic Sea Pines Home featuring 3 BR/3 BA, recently remodeled, bright, open floor plan featuring two fireplaces, screened porch, private pool, custom sea wall surrounding property, private dock with access to the Calibogue Sound. $949,000

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FROM THE HHSO MARY M. BRIGGS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR www.hhso.org

The HHSO’s 29th season draws to a close

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s the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra’s 29th season winds down, we wish to extend a sincere thank you to our many supporters: our individual donors and subscribers, the businesses and organizations that sponsor our concerts and activities and the League of the HHSO. We also wish to thank the Town of Hilton Head and Beaufort County for their generous support through ATAX grants, the South Carolina Arts Commission, and a number of foundations. Our season finale, “The

Planets — A Celestial Journey”

will be held May 2 at First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head. The concert will feature the HHSO Chorus in Verdi’s “Triumphal March” and “Ballet from Aida” and the women of the chorus in Holst’s “The Planets.” In addition, concertmaster Terry Moore and HHSO Youth Orchestra director Jonathan Aceto will perform Bach’s “Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor.” ••• This concert will mark the end of Mary Woodmansee Green’s tenure with HHSO. We hope you will join us at the concert as we thank her for the beautiful music 114

that she and the orchestra have provided for the past 13 years. A post-concert reception in Maestra Green’s honor will be held immediately following the concert; please join us to show your support for all that she has contributed to the culture of our community. ••• Our “Picnic and Pops” series begins May 14 with a concert at Rose Hill Plantation in Bluffton. The series will continue through the summer with additional concerts in Shelter Cove Community Park and again at Rose Hill. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets picnic dinners for these wonderful evenings; food and beverages will also be available for purchase at each. ••• Finally, there’s still time to put together a table of friends for our annual “Symphony Under the Stars: Stompin’ at the Savoy,” featuring the Terry Myers Band. The event will take place April 5-6 at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. Tickets are $60 a person, and tables of 10 are $550. For details, call 843-842-2055. M

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‘THE WAY OF THE WORLD’

AQUATIC ATHLETICS

Allison holds down the Jazz Corner during Heritage weekend

Paddlefest on the May River

Jazz icon and part-time island resident Mose Allison will grace the stage of the Jazz Corner at the Village at Wexford for two shows during the weekend of the Heritage. Shows take place at 8 p.m. April 22-23; music charge is $20. Allison’s first new album in 15 years, “The Way of the World” was released last year on Anti Records, and grabbed the attention of the Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Time and more. 843-842-8620, www. thejazzcorner.com

COUNTRY STRONG

Tim McGraw in Savannah The country superstar’s “Emotional Traffic” tour with Luke Bryan and The Band Perry comes to the Martin Luther King, Jr., Arena on April 17. Tickets are $75. 912-651-6556, 800-351-7469, savannahcivic. com

The May River Paddlefest and Battle of the Bluff, hosted by Outside Hilton Head, returns to local waters April 3. The events allow all ability levels to try out both kayaks and stand-up paddleboards on the May River in Palmetto Bluff. Races will be open to all interested parties and are designed for all skill levels. 843-686-6996.

SHELTER COVE SERVES UP SEAFOOD FEST

The fourth edition of the Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest, benefiting the David M. Carmines Memorial Foundation, will return April 30 to Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island. The fest is on from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; admission is $5 for adults, and kids 12 and under are free. This year, more than a dozen restaurants — including Hudsons on the Docks, The Chart House, Wreck of the Salty Dog, The Crazy Crab, Steamers Seafood, Street Meet, L’Woods and others — will dish up local and regional specialties. There will also be an Iron Chef competition, local artists, live music, a kids’ zone, silent auction and more. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society, the M. D. Anderson Cancer Research Center, and the Island Recreation Scholarship Fund. 843-681-2772, www.davidmcarmines.org

LOCAL THEATER

MSYT revives ‘Charlotte’s Web’ “Charlotte’s Web,” presented by the Main Street Youth Theatre, takes the stage at 7 p.m. April 14-16 and 21-23, and 2 p.m. April 17, 23-24 at the Hilton Head Island High School Visual and Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head. 843-689-4246, www.msyt.org

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BRAVO FESTIVAL 2011 Once again this May, area artists will showcase their skills and talents during the BRAVO Arts & Cultural Festival. More than 25 area groups and organizations will bring an array of arts and cultural activities to the Lowcountry starting in late April and continuing throughout May. For more information on BRAVO and the full calendar of events, go to www.hiltonheadisland. org/bravo. BRAVO events in the Monthly calendar are denoted by the B logo.

THEATER / DANCE / FILM Hilton Head Comedy Club: March 29-April 3: Pat Godwin. April 5-10: Carol Montgomery. April 12-17: Kerry Pollock (comedy and magic). April 19-24: Jimmy Carroll. April 26-May 1: The “Bonk” Show, with Kerry Pollock. May 3-8: Jarrod Harris. May 10-15: Rich Vos. May 24-29: John Caponera. June 29-July 3: Tim Walkoe. July 5-10: Allyn Ball. Showtimes are 8 p.m., with an additional 10 p.m. show on Saturdays. 430 William Hilton Parkway, Pineland Station, Hilton Head. $10 on weekdays, $12 on weekends. Full bar and menu, 18 years and older. 843-681-7757, hiltonheadcomedyclub.com “The Met: Live in HD” at the University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts: Live transmissions of the New York Metropolitan Opera via high-definition streaming. The season continues with “Le Comte Ory” (April 9); “Capriccio” (April 23); “Il Trovatore” (April 30) and “Die Walküre” (May 14). $20 for adults and seniors; $16 for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members and $10 for USCB students and youth under 18. Tickets are available at the door on the day of the broadcast, online or at the box office. 843-5214145, www.uscb.edu/cfa “Charlotte’s Web,” presented by the Main Street Youth Theatre: 7 p.m. April 14-16 and 21-23, and 2 p.m. April 17, 23-24 at the Hilton Head Island High School Visual and Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head. A special Barnyard BBQ Fundraiser will be held April 17; tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students and include a full BBQ lunch with dessert and admission to the matinee show. 843-689-4246, www. msyt.org “70 Girls 70” by the Sun City Community Theatre: April 1-2 at Magnolia Hall in Sun City Hilton Head. The box office is open from 8:3011:30 a.m. Monday-Saturday the week of the show and one hour before showtime. $23. 843-6452700. A.R. Gurney’s “The Dining Room”: 8 p.m. March 31-April 2 and 3 p.m. April 3 at the Black Box Theater at ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. 116

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‘a dash of red’ The Art League Gallery of Hilton Head in the Walter Greer Gallery of the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina this month presents “Les Bonnes Artistes — A Dash of Red” an exhibition by a group of 11 local female artists in a variety of formats. A dash of red exists in each of their works, whether realistic or abstract. The artists are Doris Shay, Joyce Nagel,

Joanna Chalson, Annie Coughlin, Jo Dye, Evie Kowtko, Bobsy Simes, Barbara Spencer, Faye Willis, Dorothy Steelman, and Irene K. Williamson. The show opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m. April 5 at the gallery, and continues through April 30. 843-681-5060, www.artleaguehhi.org

$15 for adults, $10 for students and $10 for groups of 10 or more. 843379-2787, wwwbeaufortcountyarts. com/theater B “Hairspray”: Performances take place April 27-May 29 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. 843842-2787, www.artshhi.com B “Cheer from Chawton: A Jane Austen Theatrical,” presented by the South Carolina Repertory Company: With delightful speech, period movement, costume and music, this show reveals the character of Jane Austen. May 3-8 at the SCRC, 136 Beach City Road, Hilton Head. 843342-2057, www.hiltonheadtheatre. com B “Twelfth Night”: Shakespeare in the Park, presented by the Main Street Youth Theatre: Gates open at 6 p.m. May 20-22 and 27-29 for picnics on the lawn. Bring your own dinner or

purchase it on site. Show begins at 7:00pm. 843-689-6246, www.msyt. org

MUSIC The Jazz Corner: Live music nightly; with special weekend concerts. April 1-2: A tribute to Benny Goodman, featuring the Allan Vache Sextet. April 8-9: The Noel Freidline Quintet. April 15-16: A tribute to Bobby Darin, featuring the Bobby Ryder Quartet. April 22-23: Mose Allison. April 29-30: The Statesmen of Jazz. Village at Wexford C1, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head. 843-8428620, www.thejazzcorner.com Chamber Music Hilton Head: 7:30 p.m. April 25 at All Saints Episcopal Church, Hilton Head Island. Families with school-aged children are invited to attend free. www.cmhh.org April 2011

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APRIL AT THE COASTAL DISCOVERY MUSEUM AT HONEY HORN 10 a.m. April 1: Carnivorous Plants with Marvin Bouknight: Marvin Bouknight, a professional naturalist, wildlife photographer, and author with a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Management will teach a seminar on where carnivorous plants can be found ($5). After the presentation, Bouknight will host a “Build Your Own Bog Garden Workshop” for adults and children over 6; the workshop will include materials and a specimen of pitcher plants and the Venus Fly Trap ($20). 10 a.m. April 5: Creating Woodland Houses Using Natural Materials: Each participating child (7 and up, with chaperone) will have the opportunity to design and create their own take-home woodland ‘fairy’ house. $15. 3 p.m. April 5: Dolphins and Marine Mammals, with Wayne McFee: An overview of dolphin basics, along with information on the current and future challenges faces by marine mammal populations. McFee is research wildlife biologist at the NOAA Center for Coastal Environment Health and Biomolecular Research. $5 11 a.m. April 15: Rice in the Lowcountry: A History and Tasting , with James Gardner: Gardner has researched and written about rice culture and his own family experiences growing up in the Savannah River basin. In addition to the presentation, he will bring samples of several rice dishes. $10.

University of South Carolina Beaufort Chamber Music Festival Series: May 1 at the USCB Performing Arts Center, 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. 843-208-8246, www.uscb.edu/festivalseries B “The Planets: A Celestial Journey,” presented by the HHSO: Three symphonic classics from three centuries: The Bach Double, Verdi’s great operatic march and Holst’s famous sevenmovement score, which evokes the 118

astrological characteristic of each planet. 8 p.m. May 2 at the First Presbyterian Church, William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Haed. 843-8422055, www.hhso.org B “Picnic and Pops,” presented by the HHSO: Gates open at 5:30, concert begins at 7 p.m. May 14 at Rose Hill Plantation, Bluffton. Features JB Scott’s Swingin’ Allstars Dixieland Band. $20 for adults, children under 12 free. Bring your own picnic or purchase food and bever-

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ages on site. 843-842-2055, www. hhso.org Street Music on Paris Avenue: 6:30 p.m. Saturdays in Port Royal; concerts are free, and audiences are encouraged to bring chairs. May 14: Malia Kaneshige, winner of the 2010 Beaufort’s Best Hidden Talent competition. May 28: The Homemade Jamz Blues Band. June 11: Candace Woodson and the Domino Theory Band. June 25: Julie Gribble. 843-279-2787, www. artworksinbeaufort.org B “America Sings!” presented by the Hilton Head Choral Society: A festive tribute to our armed forces and country. 7 p.m. May 29 at First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island, and 7 p.m. May 30 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 24 Pope Ave., Hilton Head. 843-3413818, www.hiltonheadchoralsociety. org

ART / EXHIBITS Art League of Hilton Head Heritage Poster Competition exhibit and reception: Golfers and art lovers are invited to a oneafternoon exhibit and reception from 4-6 p.m. April 3 at the The Art League of Hilton Head Gallery in the Walter Greer Gallery of the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. 843-6812399 “Les Bonnes Artistes — A Dash of Red”: Opening reception 5-7 p.m. April 5; exhibit runs April 4-30 at the Art League Gallery of Hilton Head in the Walter Greer Gallery at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. 843-681-5060, www.artleaguehhi. org Promising Picassos Student Art Exhibition, presented by the Island School Council for the Arts: The gallery-style exhibit showcases art from the students of southern Beaufort County public, private and home schools. An opening reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. April 8; exhibit continues from April 9-16 at The Mall at Shelter Cove. 843681-5381, promisingartists.org B The Art Market at Historic Honey Horn: Juried fine art and craft festival to be held 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 30 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 1 at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. The event

hosts 90 artists from all over the country; artwork in media will include clay, wood, fibers, metals, glass, jewelry, watercolors, oil, mixed media and photography will be on display and for sale. $6 per car parking donation; admission to the show is free. 843-689-3033, coastaldiscovery.org B “Meet the Artists” reception: Meet the artists participating in the 2011 Art Market at Historic Honey Horn. 5:30-7 p.m. April 30 at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. $25 per person, reservations requested. Hors d’oeuvres from area restaurants and wine will be served.  B BRAVO in old town Bluffton: May 1-30. BRAVO visitors are invited to celebrate springtime in old town. The galleries will be open for special events that feature more than 200 artists. See oldtownbluffton.com for a full calendar of events. B Heyward House Historic Center tours and tea: May 1-13. Half-hour tours of the house and grounds are offered from 10 a.m.3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays for $5. One-hour group walking tours of Bluffton’s Historic District (including house tour) are offered by appointment starting at 9 a.m. MondaysFridays for $10. Call 843-757-6293 for more information. B Gail and Roger Johnson exhibition: The Pink House Gallery will be presenting an exhibition of the original dimensional wooden pieces of Gail and Roger Johnson May 1-31. “Lowcountry Through The Lens” at the Coastal Discovery Museum: The Camera Club of Hilton Head Island will hold an exhibition of member photographs through May 1 at the Coastal Discovery Museum. The show will feature more than 100 photographs taken by Camera Club members. An opening reception will take place from 5-7 p.m. March 3 at the museum. In addition, a series of half-hour “Gallery Talks” will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturdays at the museum; the talks are free and open to the public. Dates are as follows. March 5: Choices in Focal Length, Aperture and Speed (Ron Selby). March 19: Approaches to Photographing Wildlife in the Lowcountry (Eric Horan). March 26: Photoshop Questions and April 2011

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Answers (Don Nelson). April 2: Tips and Tricks for More Creative Images (Donna Varner). April 9: How to Take That Memorable Photo (Ed Funk). April 16: Macro Photography (Jean-Marie Cote). April 30: Composition (Jerry Griffin). www.cchhi.org B Art League of Hilton Head 22nd National Juried Show: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and one hour before showtimes May 6-29 at the Walter Greer Gallery in the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Artists from across the country compete to exhibit in seven categories for over $7,000 in cash awards. All art is for sale. Free. 843-681-5060, www.artleaguehhi.org B “Art Beyond Tradition”: A group of artists exhibiting unique abstract artwork. Artists include Deanna Bowdish, Cindy Chiappetta, Art Cornell, Marilyn Dizikes, Jo Dye, Anne Hakala, Vickie Jourdan, Mary Jane Martin, Joan Templer, Arla Crumlick Wible, Caroll Williams and Irene K. Williamson. All work is available for purchase.Opening reception from 5-7 p.m. May 11; a gallery walk will take place at 10 a.m. May 12. 843-689-6767, www.coastaldiscovery.org B A.R.T. Art Recycled From Trash 2011 juried exhibit: Show runs through May 15 at the Picture This Gallery, 124 Arrow Road, #5, Hilton Head Island. Awards reception takes place from 6-8 p.m. April 21 at the Picture This Gallery. 843842-5299. E-mail entry to picturethis@hargray.com Celadon Fine Arts Festival: May 20-22 in the Celadon community, Lady’s Island. Juried artists and crafters will compete for cash prizes totaling $3,000, presenting skilled works in all media and hues, chosen by an independent jury from the national visual art community. 843-379-2787, www. ArtWorksInBeaufort.org, www. CeladonFineArtsFestival.org B 3rd Annual Hilton Head Art Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 29 at Shelter Cove Harbour. More than 100 artists will display original and handmade artwork. This annual event will feature paintings, jewelry, sculpture, photography, potter and more. Free and open to the public. 954472-3755, e-mail info@artfestival. com 120

ART / CLASSES B Mother’s Day wire beading: Noon-2 p.m. May 7 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Create a beautiful work of art with wire, beads and plain bottles or jars. All materials and tools provided.  $18. Ages 10-adult. To register, call 843686-3945, ext. 233. B Introduction to Calligraphy: 9-11 a.m. May 7 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Learn beautiful lettering for everyday uses. Students receive a study guide and double-nib calligraphy pen to keep. No artistic ability necessary. $18. Ages 17 and up. To register, call 843-686-3945, ext. 233. B Intermediate Calligraphy: 9-11 a.m. May 21 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. This workshop delves into more ornate lettering styles including flourishes. All materials included. $18. Ages 17 and up. To register, call 843-686-3945, ext. 233. B Mosaics: Noon-2 p.m. May 21 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Express your creativity with beach glass, beads, porcelain pieces, buttons, rocks, sea shells and other embellishments over a clay pot. All materials provided. $18. 17 and up. To register, call 843-6863945, ext. 233.

WRITERS Clare Adkin book signing: The author of “Brother Benjamin” and “Quiet Guilt” will sign books at 4 p.m. April 17. For details or to attend, e-mail heartz@adelphia.net. B Island Writers’ Network: Young Adult Session: 11 a.m.noon May 7 at the Hilton Head library. For ages 9-14. Features Jane Hill (“Clarendon Island,” “Only A True Ghost Of A Chance”) B Island Writers’ Network: Readings/Discussions: 1-3 p.m. May 7 at the Hilton Head library. Features James Edward Alexander, Tom Crawford and Norm Levy. B Island Writers’ Network: Readings/Discussions: 1-3 p.m. May 18 at the Hilton Head library. Features Anne Grace, Lorie Getz and Dee Merian. B Island Writers’ Network: Writers Round Table: 1-3 p.m. May 21 at the Hilton Head library.

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TEEN HEALTH SYMPOSIUM, sponsored by strive to excel Strive to Excel will present an education and health seminar for the area’s public and private 7th graders — public and private, male and female — from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 9 at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. The symposium will focus on empowering young students with the knowledge to make good decisions in and out of school, as well as learning to become an emotionally and academically grounded person. Speakers and topics will cover such topics as bullies, Facebook safety and cyberbullying, nutrition, body changes and images and respecting yourself and your peers. The symposium is free and will include breakfast and lunch. Students will be separated by gender. A parent permission slip will be needed. 843-689-4982, strive2excel.org

Features Tom Crawford, Norma Van Amberg and Lorie Getz.

FAMILY B Imagination Hour at the Sandbox: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Story time, followed by a related arts and crafts project. Free. 843-842-7645, www.thesandbox.org Storytime at the Storybook Shoppe: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays (for 3-year-olds) and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays (ages 4-6). 41A Calhoun St., Bluffton. 843-757-2600, www. thestorybookshoppe.com Teen Health Symposium, sponsored by Strive To Excel: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 9 at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa. An educational and health seminar for public and private 7th grade male and female students. Students will be separated by gender; breakfast and lunch will be served. Free, but RSVPs are required by calling 843-689-4982. B Get Fired Up With Pottery: 9:30-10:30 a.m. May 7, 21 at the Sandbox — An Interactive Children’s Museum. Paint a plate or mug with your own unique design; it will be fired and ready for pick up the following Wednesday. Free, but reservations are recommended. 843-842-7645, www.thesandbox.org B Chalk Art Show: 10:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. May 10-13 at the Sandbox — An Interactive Children’s Museum. Stop by The Sandbox and help decorate the outside of our

museum with chalk. All artists and budding artists are encouraged to participate. Free. 843-842-7645, www.thesandbox.org B Garden Art: 10:30-11:30 a.m. May 14 at the Sandbox — An Interactive Children’s Museum. Make unique works of art with plants from The Sandbox’s garden. Free. 843-842-7645, www.thesandbox.org B Island Writers’ Network: Children’s Session: 11 a.m.-noon May 14 at the Hilton Head library. For ages 5-10. Features Marilyn Lorenz. B Hilton Head Island Elementary School for the Creative Arts BRAVO Exposition: 2 and 6:30 p.m. May 26. Celebrate the arts with an arts and sciences exposition, spring chorus concert, student art, “Artist in Residence” projects, creative writing, arts and more. For information, call 843342-4157 or e-mail karen.cauller@ beaufort.k12.sc.us Sunday Fundays at The Salty Dog Cafe: Face painting, arts and crafts, bounce houses and more. Every Sunday at The Salty Dog Cafe in South Beach Marina Village. 843671-2233, saltydog.com.

FESTIVALS Hilton Head Island Earth Day Celebration: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 2 at Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head. This family-friendly April 2011

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FORSYTHE’S DIAMOND SAFARI CELEBRATING 30 YEARS ON HILTON HEAD! Forsythe Jewelers’ owner Debbie Berling has had quite a full year… and it’s only April. Since January Debbie has logged over 30K air miles and garnered multiple stamps for her passport with back-to-back trips to Israel and Africa.

ABOVE: Examining in the diamond cutting factory

During her excursions, Debbie experienced unique cultures, fascinating people, and of course, the world’s finest diamonds. International travel can be challenging, especially when it includes visiting diamond mines in often harsh inhospitable environments; however, it’s all just part of a business and life that Debbie has built over the past three decades in Sea Pines. “I feel blessed to be celebrating Forsythe’s 30th anniversary on Hilton Head this June,” explains Debbie. “It seems fitting that in a year marking such a wonderful milestone our focus is on diamonds! We have made a promise that our diamond prices will be ultra competitive this year. We are able to offer exceptional value thanks to the relationships we have

built in the diamond industry, and buying directly from the cutter.” During an upcoming Diamond Safari Party taking place May 5-7, Debbie will showcase the diamonds she has traveled to find including some fancy colored diamonds. The event will also educate customers on diamond quality factors and how to trade in smaller diamonds for larger to mark a special milestone. What impressed Debbie most on her recent trip to Botswana? Debbie reveals, “It was seeing how Botswana’s diamonds are improving the lives of the local people and contributing to job creation and a growing economy. I saw firsthand how diamonds are changing lives for the better.”

For information on all of Forsythe’s events call 843.671.7070, visit ForsytheJewelers.biz and follow facebook.com/ForsytheHHI. Forsythe Jewelers is located in the Shops at Sea Pines – 71 Lighthouse Road, Suite 311. ADVERTISEMENT

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The Hilton Head Island Celebrity Golf Foundation has announced that the Colleton River Plantation Club will serve as a host course for the 2011 tournament. The three-day event will kick off with Greenwood Day Sept. 2 at the Robert Trent Jones Course at Palmetto Dunes. On Sept. 3, Colleton River Plantation Club will host the event on the Pete Dye Course., which has been ranked as one of Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Greatest Courses in the U.S.” The tournament concludes Sept. 4 at Harbour Town Golf Links. Joining the Council of Trustees this year will be Dianne Crowley, owner of Wild Wing Café, and Robert Irvine from the Food Network. In 2010, golfers were joined by Bret Baier from Fox News, Brian Baumgartner from “The Office,” ESPN anchor Jon Barry, Super Bowl champion and San Francisco 49er Dwight Hicks, NBC News correspondent Peter Alexander, CNN meteorologist Rob Marciano and others. The three-day event matches celebrities with amateur golfers to raise funds for 20 Lowcountry childrens’ charities. 843-842-7711, www.hhcelebritygolf.com

event will celebrate the natural environment, provide tools to care for it sustainably and kick off the island wide residential recycling initiative. $5. experiencegreen.org 11th Annual Savannah Garden Expo: April 15-16 at Trustees’ Graden, Savannah. 912233-7787, www.myhsf.org Hilton Head Humane Association’s 14th Annual Dog Walk on the Beach: April 30 at Coligny Beach. Registrations are available at the shelter or by calling 843 681-8686. Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest: 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. April 30 at Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head. More than a dozen island restaurants will appear, dishing up local and regional seafood specialties. There will also be an Iron Chef competition, local artists, live entertainment, a kids’ zone and a silent auction. Benefits the David M. Carmines Foundation. $5 for adults; kids 12 and under free. 843681-2772, www.davidmcarmines. org 33rd annual Bluffton Village Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 7 in downtown Bluffton. Features art, music, food, the annual Ugly Dog

Contest, kids’ activities and more. Free. The festival also continues with The Village Party After Hours, a music event featuring three local bands that takes place from 6-10 p.m. at the Promenade. $5 per person; VIP table seating also available. 843-815-2277, blufftonvillagefestival.com

BENEFITS PEP’s 2nd Annual Last Oyster Roast of the Season: 5:30-8 p.m. April 2 at the Bluffton Oyster Company. Benefits Programs for Exceptional People. $25. 843-6818413, www.pephhi.org American Heart Association’s Start! Low Country Heart Walk: April 9 at the Promenade in Bluffton. The non-competitive walk includes teams of employees from local companies, along with friends and family members of all ages. 800-950-2482, ext. 3096, www.startthelowcountrysc.org Celebrate Inspiration — a fundraiser for the Beaufort County School District Foundation for Educational Excellence: 6 p.m. April 29 at The Mall at Shelter Cove, Hilton Head. The event, sponsored by SODEXO, April 2011

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hilton head/ bluffton easter egg hunts Easter celebration at First Presbyterian Church: Includes age-appropriate egg hunts. 10:30 a.m. April 16 at First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Free and includes refreshments, crafts and a photo. 843-681-3696, www.fpchhi.org Island Rec Center Easter Eggstravaganza: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 16 at Shelter Cove Park, Hilton Head. Egg hunt begins at 11 a.m. sharp; also featuring blow-up rides, music, face painting and more. $10, includes activities. Parents and grandparents free. All proceeds benefit the Hilton Head Island Recreation Association Children’s Scholarship Fund. 843-681-7273, islandreccenter.org Salty Dog Easter Egg Hunt: 10 a.m. April 23 at The Salty Dog Cafe in South Beach Marina Village. Children 12 and under invited. 843-671-2233, saltydog.com.

Easter at The Mall at Shelter Cove: Easter Bunny visits and photos April 16 (1-7 p.m.), April 17 (1-6 p.m.), April 18-22 (4-7 p.m.), April 23 (Noon-8 p.m.) The Lowcountry’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt: Simultaneous hunts are scheduled for 10 a.m. at Hilton Head High School

will feature international and lowcountry cuisine, cooking demonstrations, music by Reggie Deas & Friends and live and silent auctions. The event will honor Chef David Vincent Young, 1989 graduate of Hilton Head Island High School. $35. www.foundationedexcellence. com 2011 Yacht Hop of Hilton Head Island: The seventh annual event, benefiting Hospice Care of the Lowcountry, will be held at 5:30 p.m. May 1 at the Harbour Town Yacht Basin in Sea Pines Plantation. Yacht Hop the largest fundraiser for Hospice Care of the Lowcountry. All proceeds from the evening benefit the organization’s patient care programs. Guests will sample 124

and Bluffton High School. Hunts will be broken into four age groups for children (babies through 5th grade). All children

gourmet tapas from the area’s best chefs while watching the sunset and touring stunning yachts. Later in the evening, there will be dessert, a champagne toast and live music by the Headliners. 843-706-2296. Family Promise of Beaufort County fundraiser dinner and auction: 6-10 p.m. May 19 at the Hampton Hall Club House, Bluffton. Family Promise is an interfaith nonprofit organization committed to the belief that “One homeless child is too many.” All proceeds from the event will benefit Family Promise’s “Bring Home the Children” Campaign to help eradicate childhood homelessness in Beaufort County. Tickets are $35 per person and include dinner, entertain-

will be entered into a drawing in which eight lucky winners will receive a brand new bicycle. 843-836-1101

ment and the auction. Tickets can be purchased at the Levy Family Center, 164 Bluffton Road, Bluffton, or by calling 843-815-4211. Hilton Head Firefighters Association Sixth Annual “Spring Swing for Charity” golf tournament: Shotgun start at 9 a.m. May 21 at the Moss Creek Golf Club. $125 per player, includes green fees, cart, continental breakfast, lunch after the tournament, beverages, goody bags, trophies and prizes. 843-682-5111.

CLUBS / meetings Parent University at Hilton Head Island High School: 9 a.m. April 16. All parents, grandparents

and caregivers of students from Hilton Head Island Early Childhood, Hilton Head Elementary, Hilton Head Island School for the Creative Arts, Hilton Head Island Middle School and Hilton Head Island High School are invited to attend these free workshops. Parent University is an opportunity for parents to sharpen their skills as they work in one of life’s most important and demanding roles. Pre-registration is encouraged by e-mailing hhh@ beaufort.k12.sc.us and will be limited to 350 registrants. Applications are available at the high school or by calling 843-689-4811. Fifth Saturday MLK Community Service Day: Begins at 8 a.m. April 30 with a free breakfast for volun-

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teers, and continues with community service projects at the Children’s Center and other locations. All ages invited to participate; wear work clothes and closed toe shoes. 843-681-3881 Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island 50th Anniversary High Tea: The area’s largest non-profit women’s organization will mark its anniversary with a high tea May 4 at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, Hilton Head. www.wahhi.com Hilton Head/Bluffton Parkinson’s Support Group: Free monthly support and educational meetings year-round. The group meets at 2:30 p.m. the third Thursday of every month at the Memory Matters building, 117 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head. 843-681-3096, 843-8362727. Women at the Well Support Group: The St. Andrew By-The-Sea Counseling Center is now offering a support group for women experiencing miscarriage, stillbirth or infertility. Facilitated by counselor Angie Elliott, the group will help women with tools for grieving, coping, selfcare, identifying and communicating needs and more. Meets 6-8 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church, 20 Pope Ave., Hilton Head. 843-785-4711. E-mail counselorhhiumc@gmail. com Bereavement Group: Tidewater Hospice is offering a weekly bereavement group. This free forum will provide help to people who have experienced a loss and would like support and information associated with grief and bereavement. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Bluffton Community Library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. 843-757-9388 Women’s Life Transitions Group: A psychotherapy group where women come together to work on shared concerns, experience personal change and growth with a goal of improving the quality of their lives. Meetings will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Bluffton Psychology Group offices, 10 Pinckney Colony Road, Bluffton. 843-815-8588, e-mail carol.tomeo@blufftonpsychologygroup.com

OUTDOORS Hilton Head/Savannah Equestrian Exposition: May 1 at Rose Hill Plantation, Bluffton. $15 for adults; active duty military and families and children under 12 free. 843-7059551, 912-925-3400, www.equiexpo.org All Saints Garden Tour: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 14, begins at 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. Features six of the finest gardens in the area. $30, includes seated luncheon in the church’s parish hall. Proceeds go to Bluffton Self Help, Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse, Family Promise of Beaufort County, Hope Haven of the Lowcountry, and Hospice Care of the Lowcountry. 843-681-8333, www.allsaints-hhi.org 126

ATHLETICS May River Paddlefest and Battle of the Bluff, hosted by Outside Hilton Head: April 3. The events let all ability levels demo both kayaks and stand-up paddleboards in Palmetto Bluff on the May River. Races will be open to all interested parties and will be designed to encourage participation from beginners to experts alike. 843-6866996. Pilates Workshop: 10 a.m. April 16 at Esmerelda’s, 14 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head. $10 registration. 843-785-9588 6th Annual Bluffton Today Open: May 13-15 at various sites in Bluffton including Bluffton High School, Hampton Hall and Palmetto Bluff. Bluffton’s oldest and largest tournament features play opportunity for all age groups. Proceeds help fund local public tennis facilities, college scholarships and local youth. 843-290-2833 Hilton Head Island Celebrity Golf Tournament: Sept. 2-4 at the Colleton River Plantation Club. The three-day event matches celebrities with amateur golfers to raise funds for 20 South Carolina Children’s Charities. 843-8427711, www.hhcelebritygolf.com

ETC. Porcupine Trunk Shows: March 31-April 4: Sympli Clothing sportswear, dresses and leggings available in sizes 4-16, plus relaxed fit options for fuller figures. April 8-9: “Gentle Souls” by Kenneth Cole. Village at Wexford, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-2779, porcupinestyle.com Belk Spring Charity Sale: 6-10 a.m. April 16. Benefits local charities, schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the company’s 16-state market area. www.belk.com Herb Society of Hilton Head Island Spring Sale: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 16 at the Mall at Shelter Cove. Herb plants will be on sale, as well as Herb Society products such as French market soup mix, curry, vinegars, scented soaps and bath scrubs, ginger jelly, bouquet garni, lavender sachet and more. All profits will go to local charities. 843-6719498 Palmetto Quilt Guild monthly meeting: 1 p.m. April 21 at Christ Lutheran Church, 829 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head. $5 for guests. 843-590-1952, palmettoquiltguild.org Bridge Clinics: Bidding brush-up workshops take place from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Fridays at the Hilton Head Island Bridge Club at Port Royal Plaza. $10 per clinic. 843-689-6239, e-mail kbwalsh@roadrunner.com. B Heritage Library Foundation presents “Hilton Head History — Unique Aspects”: Louise Cohen speaks about the area’s Gullah Heritage. 1:30 p.m. May 3 at the Savannah Bank Building, 852 William Hilton Parkway. Free. 843686-6560, heritagelib.org M

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A.J.’s Burgers: Specialty burgers, salads, wraps, full bar. 1G New Orleans Road, Hilton Head. 843-341-3556, ajsburgers.net ldo Alfred’s: European-trained executive chef Alfred Kettering combines classic American and Continental cuisine. 807 William Hilton Parkway, #1200, Hilton Head Island. 843-341-3117. alfredsofhiltonhead. com D Alligator Grille: Everything from tuna to gator, ribs to sushi. Park Plaza, Hilton Head. 842-4888. alligatorgrilleofhiltonhead.com. D Arthur’s: Sandwiches, salads. Arthur Hills Course, Palmetto Dunes, Hilton Head. 785-1191. L Atlanta Bread Company: Soups, salads and sandwiches. 45 Pembroke Drive, Hilton Head. 342-2253. bld Beach Break Grill: Baja fish tacos, Cuban sandwiches, plate lunches, salads. 24 Palmetto Bay Road, Suite F, Hilton Head. 785-2466. Ld Bess’ Delicatessen and Catering: Soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts, muffins, croissants. 55 New Orleans Road, Fountain Center, Hilton Head. 785-5504. bl Big Bamboo Cafe: Casual American food in a 1940s Pacific-themed atmosphere. Live music nightly. 4-7 p.m.: Happy Hour. 10 p.m. Wednesday: Reggae night. 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head. 686-3443. www.bigbamboocafe. com. ldo Bonefish: 890 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head. 341-3772. Ld Brellas Café: Breakfast buffet, weekend seafood buffet. 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head. 842-2400. bd British Open Pub (Hilton Head): Authentic British food, drink, certified angus beef. 1000 William Hilton Parkway D3 in the Village at Wexford, Hilton Head. 686-6736. britishopenpub.net. Ldo British Open Pub (Bluffton): Authentic British food, drink, certified angus beef. 60 Sun City Lane, Bluffton. 705-4005. britishopenpub.net. Ldo Café at the Marriott: Breakfast buffet, lunch a la carte. Oceanside at Marriott Beach and Golf Resort, Palmetto Dunes, Hilton Head. 686-8488. bl Callahan’s Sports Bar & Grill: Pub food in a sports-bar atmosphere. 4-7 p.m.: Happy Hour. 49 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head. 686-7665. Ldo Carolina Café: Lowcountry cuisine. The Westin Resort, Port Royal Plantation, Hilton Head. 681-4000, ext. 7045. bld Casey’s Sports Bar and Grille: Burgers, sandwiches. 4-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays: Happy Hour. Mondays: Margarita Mondays. Tuesdays: Ladies’ Night. Thursdays: Team trivia. Fridays: Karaoke. 37 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head. 785-2255. caseyshhi.

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com. Ldo Christine’s Cafe and Catering: Homemade soups, salads and sandwiches. 840 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head. 785-4646. christinescatering.com. l Coco’s On The Beach: Will be closed Oct. 31 through March 2011. 663 William Hilton Parkway; also located at beach marker 94A, Hilton Head. 842-2626. cocosonthebeach.com. ld Coconutz Sportz Bar: Burgers, pizza, sandwiches, seafood and steaks. Open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-0044 do Coligny Bakery: Breads, muffins, cakes and pies baked daily. Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head. 686-4900. bl Corks Neighborhood Wine Bar (Hilton Head): 4-6 p.m.: Happy Hour. 11 Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head Island. 671-7783. corkswinecompany.com. do Corks Neighborhood Wine Bar (Bluffton): 4-6 p.m. daily: Happy Hour. 8-11 p.m. Fridays: Live bluegrass music. 1297 May River Road. 815-5168. corkswinecompany.com. do The Cottage Cafe, Bakery and Tea Room: Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea; fruit tarts, cakes and fresh breads. Calhoun Street, Bluffton. 757-0508. bl Claude & Uli’s Bistro: American and continental cuisine. 1533 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. 837-3336. www.claudebistro. com. ld Coligny Deli & Grill: More than 80 flavors of frozen treats and sandwiches. Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head. 785-4440. ld Conroy’s: Signature restaurant of author Pat Conroy features seafood, steaks and ocean views. Hilton Head Marriott Beach and Golf Resort, Palmetto Dunes, Hilton Head. 686-8499. ds Cornerstone Grill: Burgers, salads, chicken. Tanger Outlet 2, 1414 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. 837-5765. ld Crane’s Tavern and Steakhouse: Steakhouse with high-end specialties. 26 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head. 341-2333. d Deli by the Beach: Deli sandwiches with Boar’s Head meats. Village at Wexford, Hilton Head. 785-7860. ld DelisheeeYo: Tart, fat-free, low-cal, pro-biotic soft serve frozen yogurt; seasonal and organic fresh fruits; organic juice bar; whole food smoothies. 32 Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head. 785-3633. Downtown Deli: Soups, sandwiches, Italian specialties. 27 Dr. Mellichamp Drive, Bluffton. 815-5005. downtowndeli.net bl Drydock: 21 Office Park Road, Hilton Head. 842-9775. ldo Dye’s Gullah Fixin’s: Authentic Gullah country cooking; catering available. Pineland Station, Hilton Head. 681-8106. ld Earle of Sandwich Pub: English pub food, sandwiches, salads. 1 North Forest Beach Drive in Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head. 785-7767. ld Flavors: Eclectic recipes from around the world. 12 Heritage Plaza, Hilton Head. 843-785-3115. ld Frankie Bones: Reminiscent of Chicago/ New York in the 1950s and 1960s. 1301 Main St., Hilton Head. 682-4455. www. frankieboneshhi.com. lds Fuddruckers: 2A Shelter Cove Lane,

Hilton Head. 686-5161. ld Gruby’s New York Deli: Traditional deli favorites with an authentic NYC touch. 890 William Hilton Parkway in the Fresh Market Shoppes, Hilton Head. 842-9111. bl Harbour Side Cafe: Casual outdoors burgers, hot dogs and sandwiches. Harbour Town, Sea Pines, Hilton Head. 842-1444. ld Harbour Town Bakery and Cafe: Freshly baked pastries, overstuffed sandwiches, soups. Harbour Town, Sea Pines, Hilton Head. 363-2021. bl Harbour Town Grill: Harbour Town Links Clubhouse, Sea Pines, Hilton Head. 363-8380. bld Harold’s Diner: Full breakfast and lunch menu. 641 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head. 842-9292. bl hh prime: Fine aged prime steaks, fresh seafood, large wine selection. Hilton Oceanfront Resort in Palmetto Dunes, Hilton Head. 341-8058. blds Hilton Head Brewing Company: Classic American flavors, home-brewed favorites. 7C Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Plaza, Hilton Head. 785-3900. ldo Hilton Head Diner: Classic-style diner in the New York tradition; open 24/7. 6 Marina Side Drive, Hilton Head. 686-2400. bldo Hinchey’s Chicago Bar and Grill: Casual family dining. 2 North Forest Beach Drive. 686-5959. bldo Honeybaked Ham: Ham baked with a special recipe, variety of side dishes. 1060 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. 815-7388. bld Island Bistro: 10 Heritage Plaza, Hilton Head. 785-4777. lds Jazz Corner: Eclectic fine dining menu, live performances nightly. Village at Wexford, Hilton Head. 842-8620. www. thejazzcorner.com. do Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q: 872 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. 706-9741. www.jimnnicks.com. ld Jump and Phil’s Bar and Grill: Sandwiches and salads in a pub setting. 7 Greenwood Dr., Suite 3B, Hilton Head. 7859070. www.jumpandphilshhi.com. ldo Katie O’Donald’s: Steaks, seafood and sandwiches in an Irish pub atmosphere. 1008 Fording Island Road (Kittie’s Crossing), Bluffton. 815-5555. www.katieodonalds. com. ldo Kelly’s Tavern: 11B Buckingham Plantation Drive, Bluffton. 837-3353. bldo Kenny B’s French Quarter Cafe: Lowcountry and New Orleans creole cuisine. 70 Pope Ave. in Circle Center, Hilton Head. 785-3315. blds Lakehouse Restaurant: Casual atmosphere, overlooking golf course. Sea Pines, Hilton Head. 842-1441. bl Land’s End Tavern: Casual family atmosphere, overlooking marina. South Beach Marina, Hilton Head. 671-5456. www. saltydog.com. bld Larry’s Giant Subs: Subs, NYC-style deli sandwiches, Philly cheesesteaks. 32 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. 785-2488. www. larryssubs.com. bld Lodge Beer and Growler Bar: Craft brews, wines and cocktails; fresh-ground burgers, Vienna hot dogs, hand-cut fries. 5-8 p.m. daily: Happy Hour. Tuesdays: Pinch the Pint Night. Wednesdays: Kick the Keg Night. Thursdays: Burgers and Beer Night. April 2011

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7B Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Plaza, Hilton Head. 842-8966. www.hiltonheadlodge.com. do Longhorn Steakhouse: Texas atmosphere for serious carnivores. 841 South Island Square, William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head. 686-4056. Ld A Lowcountry Backyard: Lowcountry and Charleston cuisine, including freshbaked breakfast cakes, sandwiches, seafood, salads and soups. 32 Palmetto Bay Road at The Village Exchange, Hilton Head. 785-9273. hhbackyard.com. bld Main Street Café: Pub-style dishes, seafood. 1411 Main Street Village, Hilton Head. 689-3999. www.hiltonheadcafe. com. lds Marksman Tavern: An English-style pub serving fish and chips, Indian curry, burgers, traditional English breakfast and late-night food until 11 p.m. 11 Greenwood Dr., Hilton Head, 843-785-5814. May River Grill: Fresh fish. 1263 May River Road, Bluffton. 757-5755. www.mayrivergrill.com. Closed Sundays. ld Metropolitan Lounge and Bistro: European style Martini bar and bistro. 5-8 p.m.: Happy Hour. Live entertainment nightly. 1050 Fording Island Road (in the Target Center), Bluffton. 843-815-7222. www.metropolitanlounge.com. do Mickey’s Pub: Pub food, steaks, mussels, grilled pizzas. 435 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head. 689-9952. www. mickeyspubhhi.com. ldo Montana’s Grizzly Bar (Bluffton): 4-7 p.m. daily and all day Tuesday: Happy

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Hour. Nightly specials after 7 p.m. 16 Kittie’s Landing Road, Bluffton. 815-2327. www.montanasonline.com ldo Munchies: Ice creams, wraps, sandwiches, paninis and salads. Offers a $5 after-school meal for students from 2:304:30 p.m. daily, and ready-made brownbag to-go lunches for $5.50. 1407 Main St., Hilton Head. 785-3354. ld Ocean Blue: Pizza, salads, sandwiches. Oceanfront at the Hilton Head Marriott Beach and Golf Resort in Palmetto Dunes, Hilton Head. 686-8444. ld Ocean Grille: Fine dining, fresh seafood, scenic setting. 1 Shelter Cove Lane in Shelter Cove, Hilton Head. 785-3030. www.oceangrillerestaurant.com. d Old Fort Pub: Fine dining and spectacular views. 65 Skull Creek Drive in Hilton

Head Plantation, Hilton Head. 681-2386. www.oldfortpub.com. ds One Hot Mama’s: Slow-cooked BBQ and ribs, wings and more. 4-7 p.m. daily: Happy Hour. Late-night menu until 1 a.m, bar open until 2 a.m. Tuesdays: Totally ‘80s night with DJ Smalls. 10 p.m. Thursdays: Karaoke. Fridays and Saturdays: The Island’s Best Dance Party, with DJ Wee. 7 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Plaza, Hilton Head. 682-6262. www. onehotmamas.com. ldso Palmetto Bay Sunrise Café: Eggs Benedict, Bloody Marys. 86 Helmsman Way in Palmetto Bay Marina, Hilton Head. 686-3232. palmettobaysunrisecafe.com. bl Philly’s Café and Deli: Salads, sandwiches. 102 Fountain Center, New Orleans Road, Hilton Head. 785-9966. l Plantation Café and Deli (south end): Breakfast plates, salads, sandwiches and more. 81 Pope Ave. in Heritage Plaza, Hilton Head. 785-9020. bl Plantation Café and Deli: (north end): Breakfast plates, salads, sandwiches and more. 95 Mathews Dr., Hilton Head. 342-4472. bl Pour Richard’s: Balances worldly flavors with soul and “Southern comfort”; features Bluffton’s only wood-fire oven. 4376 Bluffton Parkway, Bluffton. 843-7571999. www.pourrichardsbluffton.com do Reilley’s Grill and Bar (north end): Steaks, seafood, pasta and sandwiches. Happy Hour crab legs. 95 Mathews Dr., Hilton Head. 681-4153. reilleyshiltonhead. com. ldso

Reilley’s Grill and Bar (south end): Steaks, seafood, pasta and sandwiches. Happy Hour crab legs. 7D Greenwood Dr., Hilton Head. 842-4414. reilleyshiltonheadcom. ldo Remy’s Bar and Grill: Seafood buffet 5-10 p.m. nightly. Early morning breakfast 1-10 a.m. Live entertainment nightly. Saturdays: Remy’s Oyster Roast and live music Saturdays this fall. 81 Pope Ave., Heritage Plaza, Hilton Head. 842-3800. www.remysbarandgrill.com. ldo Robert Irvine’s eat!: Cooking classes available. 1000 William Hilton Parkway in the Village at Wexford, Hilton Head. 7854850. eathhi.com. d Sage Room: Unique open-air kitchen allows guests to chat with the chefs. 81 Pope Ave., Heritage Plaza, Hilton Head. 785-5352. www.thesageroom.com. d Salty Dog Cafe: Outdoor hangout for burgers, sandwiches and seafood. South Beach Marina Village, Sea Pines, Hilton Head. 671-7327. www.saltydog.com. ld Sea Pines Beach Club and Surfside Grill: Casual fare, family entertainment, beachfront. North Sea Pines Drive, Sea Pines Plantation, Hilton Head. 842-1888. seapines.com/dining. ld Sigler’s Rotisserie: Fine food in a relaxed atmosphere. Private dining room available.12 Sheridan Park Circle, Bluffton. 815-5030. d Signe’s Heaven Bound Bakery & Cafe: Gourmet salads, sandwiches, goodies. 93 Arrow Road, Hilton Head. 7859118. bls

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Sippin’ Cow Cafe: Sandwiches, soups, specials. 1230 May River Road, Bluffton. 757-5051. bl Skillets Café: Speciality dishes served in skillets; stocked salad bar. Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head. 785-3131. skilletscafe. com. bld Smokehouse: BBQ. 34 Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head. 842-4227. smokehousehhi.com. ldo Southern Coney & Breakfast: Coney dogs, hamburgers, salads, breakfast. 70 Pope Ave., in Circle Center, Hilton Head. 689-2447. bl Squat n’ Gobble: BBQ, burgers, Greek food. 1231 May River Road, Bluffton. 7574242. bld Stack’s Pancakes of Hilton Head: Pancakes, crepes, muffuletta melts, select dinner entrées. 2 Regency Parkway, Hilton Head. 341-3347. www.stackspancakes. net. bld Stooges Cafe: Serving breakfast all day, full lunch menu, lunch specials and dessert menu. 25 Sherington Drive, Bluffton. 706-6178. bl The Studio: Fine cuisine and live music in an art gallery atmosphere. 20 Executive Park Road, Hilton Head. 7856000. www.studiodining.com. d Street Meet: Family-friendly menu in a 1930s-era tavern; serves food until 1 a.m.; outdoor seating; block parties the last Saturday of every month starting at 6 p.m. Daily: Happy hour from 4-7 p.m, late night happy hour from 10 p.m. until close. Tuesday: L80s Night. Fridays: Fish fry. 95

Mathews Drive in Port Royal Plaza, Hilton Head. 842-2570. www.streetmeethhi.com. ldo Stu’s Surfside: Subs, salads, wraps, box lunches. 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head. 686-7873. ld Sunset Grille: Upscale dining, unforgettable views. 43 Jenkins Island Road, Hilton Head. 689-6744. ldos Susie Q’s: Salads, sandwiches. 32 Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head. 6862136. l Sweet Carolina Cupcakes: 1 N. Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head. 843-342-2611. www.sweetcarolinacupcakes.com Sweet Indulgence: Bagels, Belgian waffles, Nathan’s hot dogs, wide variety of desserts. 1407 Main Street in the Main Street Village, Hilton Head. 689-2414. bl Tapas Restaurant: Small dishes served tapas-style. 11 Northridge Drive, Hilton Head. 681-8590. www.tapashiltonhead. com. d 35 Main: Dining and catering. 35 N. Main St., Hilton Head. 785-4600. www.35main.com. bld Topside at the Quarterdeck: Steaks and seafood in a casual setting with sunset views over Calibogue Sound. Harbour Town, Sea Pines, Hilton Head. 842-1999. d Truffles Cafe (south end): Ribs, steaks, seafood and American cuisine at three locations. 8 Executive Park Road, Hilton Head. 785-3663. trufflescafe.com. ld Truffles Cafe (Sea Pines): Ribs, steaks,

seafood and American cuisine at three locations. 71 Lighthouse Road, Sea Pines Center, Hilton Head. 671-6136. trufflescafe. com. ld Truffles Cafe (Bluffton): Ribs, steaks, seafood and American cuisine at three locations. 91 Towne Drive, Bluffton. 8155551. trufflescafe.com. ld Turtles Beach Bar & Grill: Lowcountry fare with a Caribbean twist. Live nightly entertainment. 2 Grasslawn Ave. at the Westin Resort, Hilton Head. 681-4000. ldo Up the Creek Pub & Grill: Burgers, seafood and salads with waterfront views. 18 Simmons Road in Broad Creek Marina, Hilton Head. 681-3625. ld Vic’s Tavern: Traditional pub food in a sports bar atmosphere. Pineland Station, Hilton Head. 681-2228. ld Walnuts Café: Regional ingredients and creative cultural flavors, with an emphasis on fresh and local. 70 Pennington Drive in Sheridan Park, Bluffton. 815-2877. bls Waterfront Café: American food with a view of Harbour Town. Harbour Town, Sea Pines, Hilton Head. 671-3399. www. waterfrontcafehhi.net. bld Wild Wing Café (Hilton Head): 4-8 p.m.: Happy Hour. Tuesday: Trivia Night. Wednesday: Tacos and Ritas Night, plus karaoke. Thursday-Saturday: Live music. 72 Pope Ave., Hilton Head. 785-9464. www.wildwingcafe.com ldo Wild Wing Café (Bluffton): 1188 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. 4-8 p.m.:

CHRISTINE’S CAFE AND CATERING

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Happy Hour. Tuesday: Trivia Night. Wednesday: Tacos and Ritas Night, plus karaoke. Thursday-Saturday: Live music. 1188 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. 8379453. 837-9453. www.wildwingcafe.com ldo Wine Times 4: Salads, sandwiches and hors d’oeuvres. Thursday-Tuesday: Live music. 6-8 p.m. Wednesday: Free wine tasting. 1000 William Hilton Parkway in the Village at Wexford. 341-9463. winetimes4.com do WiseGuys: Big wines, small plates, cocktails. 4:30-7 p.m.: Happy Hour. Tuesdays: Miami Nights. Wednesday: Ladies’ Night. 1513 Main St., Hilton Head. 842-8866. www.wiseguyshhi.com. do

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FRENCH Bistro 17: French cuisine with harbor views. 17 Harbourside Lane in Shelter Cove, Hilton Head. 785-5517. bistro17hhi. com. ld Café St. Tropez: Seafood favorites, continental style. 841 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head. 785-7425. www.cafesttropezofhiltonhead.com. ldo Charlie’s L’Etoile Verte: Small, intimate French dining. 8 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head. 785-9277. www.charliesgreenstar. com. ld French Bakery: Authentic French pastries, breads, lunch items. 430 William Hilton Parkway in Pineland Station, Hilton Head. 342-5420. frenchbakeryhiltonhead. com. bl

GREEK It’s Greek To Me: Authentic, casual cuisine. 11 Lagoon Road in Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head. 842-4033. ldo Market Street Cafe: American and Mediterranean cuisine.12 Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head. 686-4976. www.marketstreecafe.com. ld

ITALIAN / MEDITERRANEAN Bella Italia Bistro and Pizza: Authentic New York-style pizza and dinners. 95 Mathews Drive in Port Royal Plaza, Hilton Head. 689-5560. ld Bistro Mezzaluna: Authentic Italian and Mediterranean cuisine and tapas. 5-7 p.m. daily: Happy Hour. Live music, dancing. 55 New Orleans Rd. 842-5011. www. bistromezzalunahhi.com. d Daniel’s Espresso Bar: Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, many vegetarian selections, all organic meat. 2 North Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head. 3419379. bldo Del Vecchio’s Restaurant Pizzeria: Casual, homemade Italian fare. 890 William Hilton Parkway in the Fresh Market Shoppes, Hilton Head. 842-8700. ld DiVino Fine Italian Cuisine and Steaks: Fine Italian cuisine and fresh local seafood. 1555 Fording Island Road in Moss Creek Village, Bluffton. 815-9000. www.divinohiltonhead.com. d Flora’s Italian Cafe: Italian and

IL CARPACCIO

202 Pineland Station, Hilton Head 843-342-9949 ilcarpaccioofhiltonhead.com

European cuisine. 841 William Hilton Parkway in South Island Square, Hilton Head. 842-8200. www.florascafeofhiltonhead.com. d Il Carpaccio: Authentic northern Italian cuisine and brick-oven pizzas. 430 William Hilton Parkway in Pineland Station, Hilton Head. www.ilcarpaccioofhiltonhead.com. 342-9949. ld ­Just Pasta: 1 North Forest Beach Drive in Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head island. 6863900. ld Le Bistro Mediterranean: 430 William Hilton Parkway in Pineland Station, Hilton Head. 681-8425. lebistromediterranean. com. d Little Venice: Italian specialties, seafood and pasta with water views. 2 Shelter Cove Lane in Shelter Cove, Hilton Head. 785-3300. ld Michael Anthony’s: Regional Italian fine dining with a contemporary flair. 37 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head. 785-6272. www.michael-anthonys.com. d Mulberry Street Trattoria: Authentic, multi-regional Italian cuisine, NYC deli sandwiches and old-world entrees. 1476 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. 837-2426. lds Pazzo: Italian cafe and bakery. 807 William Hilton Parkway in Plantation Center, Hilton Head. 842-9463. ld Pino Gelato: Ice cream, yogurt, desserts. 1000 William Hilton Parkway in the Village at Wexford, Hilton Head. 842-2822. pinogelato.com Stellini: Cuisine from New York’s “Little Italy.” 15 Executive Park Road, Hilton Head. 785-7006. www.stellinihhi.com. d

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Amigos Cafe y Cantina (Hilton Head): Ultra-casual, funky. 70 Pope Ave., Hilton Head. 785-8226. amigoshhi.com. ld Amigos Cafe y Cantina (Bluffton): Ultra-casual, funky. 133 Towne Drive, Bluffton. 815-8226. ld Aunt Chilada’s Easy Street Cafe: Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. daily. 69 Pope Ave., Hilton Head. 785-7700. www.auntchiladashhi.com ld Fiesta Fresh Mexican Grill (south end): 51 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head. 785-4788. bld Fiesta Fresh Mexican Grill (north end): 95 Mathews Dr., Hilton Head. 3428808. bld

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La Hacienda: 11 Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head. 842-4982. ld Mi Tierra (Hilton Head): 160 William Hilton Parkway in Fairfield Square. 3423409. ld Mi Tierra (Bluffton): 27 Dr. Mellichamp Drive, Bluffton. 757-7200. ld Mi Tierrita: 214 Okatie Village Drive, Bluffton. 843-705-0925. ld Moe’s Southwest Grill (Bluffton): 3 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. 837-8722. ld San Miguel’s: Fun Mexican and TexMex restaurant with waterfront views and outdoor bar. 9 Shelter Cove Lane in Shelter Cove Marina, Hilton Head. 8424555. www.sanmiguels.com. ld Santa Fe Café: Southwestern cuisine in a stylish setting. 807 William Hilton Parkway in Plantation Center, Hilton Head. 785-3838. www.santafeofhiltonhead.com. ld

truffles

8 Executive Park Road, Hilton Head 843-785-3663 71 Lighthouse Road, Sea Pines 843-671-6137 91 Towne Drive, Bluffton 843-815-5551 trufflesgrill.com • trufflescafe.com

ASIAN Asian Bistro: Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisine. 51 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head. 686-9888. ld Dragon Express: Chinese take-out. 95 Matthews Drive in Port Royal Plaza, Hilton Head. 681-5191. ld Eastern: Chinese and Japanese cuisine. 840 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head. 686-6880. www.easternhiltonhead.com. ld Empire Szechuan: Fine Chinese dining. 51 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head. 6869888. www.emperorszechuanhhi.com. ld Hinoki of Kurama: Authentic Japanese cuisine, sushi. 37 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head. 785-9800. ld Kobe Japanese Restaurant: Japanese cuisine, sushi bar, hibachi available at dinner. 30 Plantation Park Drive, Bluffton. 757-6688. ld Kurama Japanese Steak and Seafood House: Japanese hibachi and sushi. 9 Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head. 785-4955. www.kuramahhi.com. d Panda Chinese Restaurant: Lunch buffet. 25 Bluffton Road, Bluffton. 815-6790. ld Ruan Thai Cuisine I (Hilton Head): 81 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 785-8575. www.myruanthai.com. ld Ruan Thai Cuisine II (Bluffton): 26 Towne Drive, Belfair Town Village, Bluffton. 7579479. www.myruanthai.com. ld Shwe Myanmar: Asian flavors, sushi. 81 Pope Ave., Hilton Head. 341-3874. ld Yummy House: Authentic Chinese food, buffet, free delivery. 2 Southwood Park Drive, Hilton Head. 681-5888. www.yummyhousehiltonhead.com. ld

PIZZA Bravo Pizza: 1B New Orleans Road, Hilton Head. 342-7757. ld Badabings Pizza and Pasta: 68 Bluffton Road, Bluffton. 836-9999. ld Brick Oven: Fine dining, pizza. 33 Office Park Road in Park Plaza, Hilton Head. 686-2233. do Fat Baby’s: Fresh pizza, subs. 120 Arrow Road, Hilton Head. 842-4200. www. fatbabyspizza.com. ld Gatorz Pizza: At Hilton Head Island

Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-0004. ld Giuseppi’s Pizza and Pasta (Hilton Head): Pizza, sandwiches and fresh pasta dishes. 32 Shelter Cove Lane in Shelter Cove, Hilton Head. 785-4144. giuseppispizza.com. ld Giuseppi’s Pizza and Pasta (Bluffton): Pizza, sandwiches and fresh pasta dishes. 25 Bluffton Road, Bluffton. 815-9200. giuseppispizza.com. ld Mangiamo!: Pizza, Italian fare, take-out and delivery. 1107 Main St., Hilton Head. 682-2444. www.hhipizza.com. ld Mellow Mushroom: Pizza, salads, subs, take-out available. 33 Office Park Road in Park Plaza, Hilton Head. 686-2474. www. mellowmushroom.com/hiltonhead. ldo Monster Pizza: 142 Burnt Church Road, Bluffton. 757-6466. www.monsterpizzassc.com/pizza. ld New York City Pizza: Pizza, subs, calzones, dine-in, take-out, delivery. 81 Pope Ave., Hilton Head. 842-2227. ld Romeo’s Pizza: New owners. 1008 Fording Island Road in Kittie’s Crossing, Bluffton. 815-5999. www.romeospizzabluffton.com. ld TJ’s Take and Bake Pizza: Fresh dough pizzas with premium ingredients you can bake at home; call ahead for faster service. 11 Palmetto Bay Road in the Island Crossing Center, Hilton Head. 842-8253. ld Upper Crust: Pizza, subs, grinders, pasta, wraps, salads. Moss Creek Village, Bluffton. 837-5111. ld

SEAFOOD Alexander’s: Steak, seafood, desserts. 76 Queens Folly Road, Hilton Head. 7854999. www.alexandersrestaurant.com. ld Angler’s Beach Market Grill: Fresh seafood, beef, chicken; family-friendly; dine-in or carry out. 2 North Forest Beach Drive, 785-3474. ld Black Marlin Bayside Grill and Hurricane Bar: Fresh-caught fish, seafood and hand-cut steaks. 4-7 p.m. daily: Happy Hour indoors and at the outdoor April 2011

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Hurricane Bar. 86 Helmsman Way in Palmetto Bay Marina, Hilton Head. 7854950. www.blackmarlinhhi.com. lds Bluffton Family Seafood House: 27 Dr. Mellichamp Drive, Bluffton. 757-4010. ld Captain Woody’s (Hilton Head): 86 Helmsman Way in Palmetto Bay Marina, Hilton Head. 785-2400. www.captainwoodys.com. ld Captain Woody’s (Bluffton): 17 State of Mind Street in the Calhoun Street Promenade. 757-6222. www.captainwoodys.com. ld Catch 22: Seafood, steaks, raw bar. 37 New Orleans Plaza, Hilton Head. 7856261. www.catch22hhi.com. d Crazy Crab (north end): 104 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head. 681-5021. www.thecrazycrab.com. ld Crazy Crab (Harbour Town): 149 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head. 363-2722. www.thecrazycrab.com. ld Flying Fish Seafood: Eat-in or carryout. 32 Office Park Road, Hilton Head. 686-3100. www.hhiflyingfishseafood.com. ld Grumpy Grouper Grille: 71 Pope Ave., Hilton Head. 842-2455. ld Hudson’s on the Docks: 1 Hudson Road, Hilton Head. 681-2772. www.hudsonsonthedocks.com. ld Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta and Steakhouse: Award-winning chef creates fresh seafood, pasta and steaks with a breathtaking water view and Mediterranean décor. Early bird specials nightly from 5-7 p.m.; Happy Hour specials nightly from 5-8 p.m. Outdoor seating and private banquet space available. Live entertainment five nights a week. 18 Harbourside Lane in Shelter Cove, Hilton Head Island. 785-4442. www.kingfisherseafood.com. do Marley’s Island Grille: Seafood, steaks, lobster. 35 Office Park Road in Park Plaza, Hilton Head. 686-5800. www.marleyshhi.com. do Marshside Mama’s Cafe: Island specialties. 15 Haig Point Road on County Landing, Daufuskie Island. 785-4755. ld Nick’s Steak & Seafood: Large screen TVs and sports memorabilia. 9 Park Lane, Hilton Head. 686-2920. www. nickssteakandseafood.com. d Old Oyster Factory: 101 Marshland Road, Hilton Head. 681-6040. www.oldoysterfactory.com. d Pepper’s Porch and Back Bar: Tuesdays: Open Mic Night. Wednesdays and Thursdays: Karaoke. Fridays: Live music with Snowbird Mike. 6-9 p.m.

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807 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head 843-785-9990 www.seagrassgrille.com Fridays: Jazz and blues guitarist Anne Allman in the dining room. 6-9 p.m. Saturdays: Pianist Jim George in the dining room. Saturdays: Surprise entertainment in the back bar. Sundays: Sports. 1255 May River Road, Bluffton. 757-2295. www.peppersporch.com do Red Fish: Cuban, Cari­bbean, Latin. 8 Archer Road, Hilton head. 686-3388. www. redfishofhiltonhead.com. ld Sea Grass Grille: Fresh seafood. 807 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head. 7859990. www.seagrassgrille.com. ld Sea Shack: Casual, fresh and familyfriendly. 6 Executive Park Drive, Hilton Head. 785-2464. ld Scott’s Fish Market Restaurant and Bar: Seafood and steaks on the water. 1 Shelter Cove Lane in Shelter Cove Marina, Hilton Head. 785-7575. scottsfishmarket.com. d Skull Creek Boathouse: Fresh seafood, raw bar and American favorites. Sunset views. Thursdays: Sunset reggae party. 397 Squire Pope Rd., Hilton Head. 681-3663. www.skullcreekboathouse. com. do Steamers: Seafood, large selection of beers. 28 Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head. 7852070. www.steamersseafood.com. ld Wreck of the Salty Dog: South Beach Marina Village, Sea Pines, Hilton Head. 671-7327. www.saltydog.com. ld

COFFEE HOUSES Bogey’s Coffee Café & More: Homemade soups, sandwiches, muffins and desserts. 33 Office Park Road in Park Plaza, Hilton Head. 842-5282. bl Corner Perk: 142 Burnt Church Road, Bluffton. 816-5674. www.cornerperk.com bl Java Joe’s: 101 Pope Ave. in Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head. 686- 5282. www.javajoeshhi.com bldo Little Chris Café: 430 William Hilton Parkway in Pineland Station, Hilton Head Island. 785-2233. bl Starbucks (north end): 430 William Hilton Parkway in Pineland Station, Hilton Head Island. 689-6823 Starbucks (south end): 11 Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head Island. 341-5477 Starbucks (mid-island): 32 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 842-4090 Wholly Cow Ice Creams and Coffee Beans: Handmade ice creams, coffees. 24 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 8422511. www.whollycowicecream.com

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NIGHTLIFE / LIVE MUSIC Aunt Chilada’s Easy Street Cafe: Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. daily. 69 Pope Ave., Hilton Head. 785-7700. www.auntchiladashhi.com ld Big Bamboo Cafe: Casual American food in a 1940s Pacificthemed atmosphere. Live music nightly. 4-7 p.m.: Happy Hour. 10 p.m. Wednesday: Reggae night. 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head. 686-3443. www.bigbamboocafe.com. ldo Bistro Mezzaluna: Authentic Italian and Mediterranean cuisine and tapas. 5-7 p.m. daily: Happy Hour. Live music, dancing. 55 New Orleans Rd. 842-5011. www.bistromezzalunahhi.com. d Black Marlin Bayside Grill and Hurricane Bar: Fresh-caught fish, seafood and hand-cut steaks. 4-7 p.m. daily: Happy Hour indoors and at the outdoor Hurricane Bar. 86 Helmsman Way in Palmetto Bay Marina, Hilton Head. 785-4950. www.blackmarlinhhi. com. lds Callahan’s Sports Bar & Grill: Pub food in a sports-bar atmosphere. 4-7 p.m.: Happy Hour. 49 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head. 686-7665. ldo Captain Woody’s (Hilton Head): 86 Helmsman Way in Palmetto Bay Marina, Hilton Head. 785-2400. www.captainwoodys. com. ldo Captain Woody’s (Bluffton): 17 State of Mind Street in the Calhoun Street Promenade. 757-6222. www.captainwoodys.com. ldo Casey’s Sports Bar and Grille: Burgers, sandwiches. 4-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays: Happy Hour. Mondays: Margarita Mondays. Tuesdays: Ladies’ Night. Thursdays: Team trivia. Fridays: Karaoke. 37 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head. 785-2255. caseyshhi.com. ldo Coconutz Sportz Bar: Burgers, pizza, sandwiches, seafood and steaks. Open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-0044 do Corks Neighborhood Wine Bar (Hilton Head): 4-6 p.m.: Happy Hour. 11 Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head Island. 671-7783. corkswinecompany.com. do Corks Neighborhood Wine Bar (Bluffton): 4-6 p.m. daily: Happy Hour. 8-11 p.m. Fridays: Live bluegrass music. 1297 May River Road. 815-5168. corkswinecompany.com. do Drydock: 21 Office Park Road, Hilton Head. 842-9775. ldo Electric Piano: 33 Office Park Road, Hilton Head. 785-5399. www.electricpianohhi.com o Frankie Bones: Reminiscent of Chicago/New York in the 1950s and 1960s. Mondays: Double Down Mondays. Tuesdays: Ladies’ Night. Thursdays: Flip Night. Fridays: Late night happy hour. Saturdays: Flip Night. Sundays: All-night happy hour. 1301 Main St., Hilton Head. 682-4455. www.frankieboneshhi.com. lds Hilton Head Brewing Company: Home-brewed favorites. 7C Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Plaza, Hilton Head. 785-3900. ldo Hilton Head Comedy Club: Shows at 8 p.m. and 8 and 10 p.m. Saturdays. $10 weekdays, $12 weekends. 18 years and older. 430 William Hilton Parkway in Pineland Station, Hilton Head. 681-7757. www.hiltonheadcomedyclub.com o Hinchey’s Chicago Bar and Grill: 2 North Forest Beach Drive. 686-5959. www.hincheyschicagobarandgrill.com. ldo Jamaica Joe’z Beach Bar: Opening May 2011. Beach bar at Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head. The Jazz Corner: Live performances nightly. Village at Wexford, Hilton Head. 842-8620. www.thejazzcorner.com do Jump and Phil’s Bar and Grill: 7 Greenwood Dr., Suite 3B, Hilton Head. 785-9070. www.jumpandphilshhi.com. ldo Kanaley’s Pub: 9:30 p.m. Saturdays: Big B karaoke. Saturdays/ Sundays: ESPN GamePlan, Big Ten package and NFL Sunday Ticket. 33 Office Park Road, Hilton Head. 686-5123. www.kanaleyspub.com. ldo Katie O’Donald’s: 1008 Fording Island Road (Kittie’s Crossing), Bluffton. 815-5555. www.katieodonalds.com. ldo Kelly’s Tavern: 11 Buckingham Plantation Drive, Bluffton. 837-3353. Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta and Steakhouse: Award-winning chef creates fresh seafood, pasta and steaks with a breathtaking water view and Mediterranean décor. Early bird specials nightly from 5-7 p.m.; Happy Hour specials nightly from 5-8 p.m. Outdoor seating and private banquet space available. 18 Harbourside Lane in Shelter Cove, Hilton Head Island. 785-4442. www.kingfisherseaApril 2011

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where to eat food.com. do Lodge Beer and Growler Bar: Craft brews, wines and cocktails; fresh-ground burgers, Vienna hot dogs, hand-cut fries. 5-8 p.m. daily: Happy Hour. Tuesdays: Pinch the Pint Night. Wednesdays: Kick the Keg Night. Thursdays: Burgers and Beer Night. 7B Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Plaza, Hilton Head. 842-8966. www. hiltonheadlodge.com. do Metropolitan Lounge and Bistro: European style Martini bar and bistro. 5-8 p.m.: Happy Hour. Live entertainment nightly. 1050 Fording Island Road (in the Target Center), Bluffton. 843-815-7222. www.metropolitanlounge.com. do Mickey’s Pub: 435 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head. 689-9952. www. mickeyspubhhi.com. ldo Montana’s Grizzly Bar (Bluffton): 4-7 p.m. daily and all day Tuesday: Happy Hour. Nightly specials after 7 p.m. 16 Kittie’s Landing Road, Bluffton. 815-2327. www.montanasonline.com ldo Murphy’s Irish Pub: Enjoy a pint and some traditional Irish pub grub. 81 Pope Ave., Heritage Plaza, Hilton Head. 8423448. www.murphyspubhhi.com. ldo One Hot Mama’s: Slow-cooked BBQ and ribs, wings and more. 4-7 p.m. daily: Happy Hour. Late-night menu until 1 a.m, bar open until 2 a.m. Tuesdays: Totally ‘80s night with DJ Smalls. 10 p.m. Thursdays: Karaoke. Fridays and Saturdays: The Island’s Best Dance Party, with DJ Wee. 7 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Plaza, Hilton Head. 682-6262. www. onehotmamas.com. ldso Quarterdeck: 149 Lighthouse Road, Harbour Town, Sea Pines, Hilton Head. 842-1999. ldo Pepper’s Porch Back Bar: Tuesdays: Open Mic Night. Wednesdays and Thursdays: Karaoke. Fridays: Live music with Snowbird Mike. 6-9 p.m. Fridays: Jazz and blues guitarist Anne Allman in the dining room. 6-9 p.m. Saturdays: Pianist Jim George in the dining room. Saturdays: Surprise entertainment in the back bar. Sundays: Sports. 1255 May River Road, Bluffton. 757-2295. www.peppersporch. com do Remy’s Bar and Grill: Seafood buffet 5-10 p.m. nightly. Early morning breakfast 1-10 a.m. Live entertainment nightly. Saturdays: Remy’s Oyster Roast and live music Saturdays this fall. 81 Pope Ave., Heritage Plaza, Hilton Head. 842-3800. www.remysbarandgrill.com. ldo Salty Dog Cafe: South Beach Marina Village, Sea Pines, Hilton Head. 671-7327. www.saltydog.com. ldo

Skull Creek Boathouse: Fresh seafood, raw bar and American

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807 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head 843-341-3117 alfredsofhiltonhead.com favorites. Sunset views. Thursdays: Sunset reggae party. 397 Squire Pope Rd., Hilton Head. 681-3663. www.skullcreekboathouse.com. do Signals Lounge: Crowne Plaza Resort, Hilton Head. 842-2400. Street Meet: Family-friendly menu in a 1930s-era tavern; serves food until 1 a.m.; outdoor seating; block parties the last Saturday of every month starting at 6 p.m. Daily: Happy hour from 4-7 p.m, late night happy hour from 10 p.m. until close. Tuesday: L80s Night. Fridays: Fish fry. 95 Mathews Drive in Port Royal Plaza, Hilton Head. 842-2570. www. streetmeethhi.com. ldo Tiki Hut: Beach location and atmosphere; live music, specialty frozen cocktails. 1 South Forest Beach Drive in the Holiday Inn complex, Hilton Head. 785-5126. o Up the Creek Pub & Grill: Broad Creek Marina, 18 Simmons Road., Hilton Head. 681-3625. ldo Wild Wing Café (Hilton Head): 4-8 p.m.: Happy Hour. Tuesday: Trivia Night. Wednesday: Tacos and Ritas Night, plus karaoke. ThursdaySaturday: Live music. 72 Pope Ave., Hilton Head. 785-9464. www.wildwingcafe.com ldo Wild Wing Café (Bluffton): 1188 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. 4-8 p.m.: Happy Hour. Tuesday: Trivia Night. Wednesday: Tacos and Ritas Night, plus karaoke. ThursdaySaturday: Live music. 1188 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. 837-9453. 8379453. www.wildwingcafe.com ld Wine Times 4: Salads, sandwiches and hors d’oeuvres. ThursdayTuesday: Live music. 6-8 p.m. Wednesday: Free wine tasting. 1000 William Hilton Parkway in the Village at Wexford. 341-9463. winetimes4. com do WiseGuys: Big wines, small plates, cocktails. 4:30-7 p.m.: Happy Hour. Tuesdays: Miami Nights. Wednesday: Ladies’ Night. 1513 Main St., Hilton Head. 842-8866. www.wiseguyshhi. com. do XO Lounge: 23 Ocean Lane in the Hilton Oceanfront Resort, Palmetto Dunes, Hilton Head. 341-8080. xohhi. com M

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Hospitality at its finest

The 2011 Winefest was truly an event to remember. Friday’s Grand Tasting sold out, the weather was top notch and things were perfectly orchestrated. In my six years on Hilton Head, this year’s festival was the most memorable; hats off to the Hilton Head Hospitality Association and local vendors. And while we may not remember all the wines from this weekend, we can recognize a few gems from the Grand Tasting. Cheers! By Seth Tilton

Sebastiani Cherry Block cabernet, Sonoma Valley

King Estate Domaine pinot gris, Oregon King Estate Domaine wines are made exclusively with organically grown grapes from their estate vineyard, and each vintage reflects the unique terroir. This pinot gris offers aromas of pear, cantaloupe, lime zest, tropical fruit, toast and spice. (93 pts., Wine & Spirits Magazine)

Cakebread Reserve chardonnay, Rutherford Napa Valley Cakebread Cellars’ Chardonnay Reserve was first produced in the 1984 vintage and represents the richer, more complex style of Cakebread’s two chardonnay offerings. The distinctive and classic American Reserve Chardonnay is light gold with a rich aromatic complexity that suggests baked apple, vanilla spice and lemon. (91 pts., Wine Spectator)

The name Cherryblock comes from the original Cherryblock vineyard, which still makes up a significant portion of the wine’s final blend of cabernet, merlot and malbec. The deep currant and concentrated black cherry fruit reveal the California style on the palate. Also boasts a surprisingly soft finish. (New)

Chalk Hill “Estate Red,” Napa Valley

This Estate Red combines cabernet sauvignon, malbec, merlot, petit verdot and carmenere. Grown on rocky hillsides with sunny aspects, the vineyards are thinned to low yields and canopies are diligently maintained to ensure the clusters reach optimum maturity. (93 pts., Wine Spectator; 95 pts. Robert Parker)

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Megan Ronning and Chris Doyle will be married Sept. 10 at Old St. Mary’s church in Philadelphia. The bride is the daughter of Craig and Kathy Ronning of Yardley, Pa., and the groom is the son of Chris and Terri Doyle of Hilton Head Island.

Rico Pietro and Amanda Kidner of Cleveland will be married Nov. 25 at the Sea Pines Country Club in Hilton Head. 138

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Island residents Sarah E. Brissey and Keith C. Kline will be married Oct. 15 at Honey Horn Plantation.

Terra Tucker and Chuck Scoggins were engaged this past New Year’s Eve; the couple will be married Nov. 5 at the Gallery in Hilton Head Plantation. April 2011

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Back row (L-R): Anita Loeser, Mary Smetek, Nancy Dietze, Jane Michel, Priscilla Loeben, Marie Donahue, Charlotte Willis, Susan Stauffer, Linda Hamp, Jane Aurant and Linda Elliott. Front row (L-R): Jane Kendall, Glendal Partington, Sally Kingree, Betty Bush, Sandee Brooks, Char Long and Mary Thomas.

Girl power

The Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island marks 50 years of giving back to the community. BY TIM HAGER ‘Garnished with gold’ In honor of the Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island’s 50th anniversary, the group has published the commemorative cookbook “Garnished With Gold.” It’s available on the island at Burke’s Pharmacy on Main Street, the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, Deli by the Beach, Nail P’zazz and Munchies, and in Bluffton at the Bluffton Farmer’s Market and Techniques Salon and Spa.

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hortly after relocating to the Lowcountry in 2004, Maria Donahue was introduced to the Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island through a local real estate agent, a relationship that got her a house, a friend and a group that remains important to her today. But the story of Donahue, the Women’s Association’s historian, isn’t unique. Most of the 562 local women who belong to the organization discovered it through a friend. Despite being the area’s largest nonprofit women’s organization, the group — which celebrates its 50th anniversary

this year — is one of the island’s best-kept secrets. Linda Kellom is the Women’s Association’s publicity co-chair. She’s lived on the island for 10 years, but has only been a part of the group for the last five. Kellom attended her first meeting as a guest, but was hooked right away. “I probably joined on the spot,” she said. “I found a wonderful way to meet people outside of your gated community.” Kellom said the organization peaked in the mid-’90s, before women from Sea Pines and Hilton Head Plantation formed their own organizations.

“Despite starting off modestly and growing into huge numbers — and then the attrition — we’re building back up,” she said. “We have the enthusiasm to be a viable group that gives back to the community.” Organized in 1961 as the Hilton Head Garden Club, the group’s initial membership was 23 strong. Its name changed in 1965, but its mission stayed consistent: to promote the natural and cultural beauty of the island, encourage projects that benefit the community and facilitate communication among area women. The group hosts four lun-

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cheons each year, one of the rare occasions that the entire Women’s Association meets in one room. Within the larger framework of the organization are about 30 special-interest groups that focus on shared hobbies, such as calligraphy, books, tap dancing, cooking, bunco, travel, history, interior design and tennis, among others. Dodi Eschenbach, the Women’s Association’s publicity co-chair, joined the group in 1999. Since then, she’s been with her book club, Starry-Eyed Readers, and

For 30 years, the Women’s Association has given more than 100 monetary awards for public service to local youths from both public and private schools; in 2010, for instance, it divided $3,000 among four high school seniors. WAHHI also supports the Children’s Center at Christmas and has made donations to the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Shelter Cove Park and the Hilton Head Island branch of the Beaufort County Library.

‘Despite starting off modestly and growing into huge numbers — and then the attrition —we’re building back up.’ has formed lifelong friendships. “It’s double-layered,” she said about the organization’s structure of a main group and many subgroups. “Those (four) luncheons introduce you to all kinds of interesting communities, leaders, authors and a sense that you are part of an organization that is concerned is about community.”

To help celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Women’s Association recently donated $15,000 over three years to the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. “It isn’t just a bunch of ladies getting together,” Donahue said. “Its purpose is to give back to the community.” M

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Phyllis Mauney: retired Marine, career musician and, most likely, the Lowcountry resident who has played harp for the higher number of presidents.

Have harp, will travel

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etired U.S. Marine Corps E-9 gunnery sergeant Phyllis Mauney has never fired a weapon, but she wields a mean harp. The 57-year-old Bluffton resident, who moved to the area in 2005, joined the Corps in 1978 after auditioning for “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band. After years with the Marines and performing with symphonies, she’s now a freelance harpist. But she doesn’t carry her harp around in a hip holster; it’s a 75-pound, 46-string load that she delivers and sets up by her diminutive self. “It fits nicely into my van, but sometimes I call on a friend to help,” she says. Mauney performs solo and occasionally with duos at weddings, receptions and social events. She holds down a regular gig is at First Presbyterian Church, where she performs with the Tim Reynolds-directed Hilton Head Choral Society. “I’ve always loved performing with a choral group, and Tim is a wonderful conductor,” she says. Mauney came by the harp honestly: Her dad, Miles, who died in 2010, was one-half of the well-known piano duo the Mauney Twins, and her mom,

Dorothy, was a violin virtuoso (Dorothy, now 83, still teaches more than a dozen students on Hilton Head). Mauney was playing piano at age 5 and violin at 7. At 13, she wanted her “own” instrument, and Dorothy suggested the harp, which her grandmother bought for her. The $9,000 instrument today would cost closer to $40,000. While with the President’s band, Mauney performed for Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. The White House gigs were usually state dinners, receptions and small parties, and like most Marines, she was on call at a minute’s notice. Mauney has played harp for a White House wedding engagement party for Prince Charles and Princess Di, was accompanied on “Danny Boy” by President

put a little harp in your day To book Mauney, email phyllismauney@yahoo.com, or contact Cherie Perigo at Hilton Head Entertainment by phone at 843-689-3445 or by e-mail at cheriehhe@ hargray.com

Clinton (‘He took a lot of interest in the harp and chatted with me,” she says), and, during a break in a performance at a Reagan reception, enjoyed an impromptu massage from John Travolta. “I was taking a few minutes’ break, and someone started rubbing my shoulders from behind,” she says. “I turned around to say thanks and it was Travolta.” Mauney has two harps — one for backup — and both are from Lyon & Healy, the Chicago-based granddaddy of harp makers. She tunes her hand-carved harps before each performance, but they get an annual “regulating,” or fine-tuning, by professionals. She’s not playing for the Marines anymore, but Mauney’s favorite (and most-requested) tunes include “The Way We Were,” “What the World Needs Now,” “Do You Know the Way to San Jose,” “All I Ask of You,” “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Charade,” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “Scarborough Fair.” But she can rock the house, too, and can knock out a mean “Stairway to Heaven.” And once, with typical Marine gung-ho, she played for six hours without repeating a single song. M

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LAST CALL / MARC FREY lastcall.hiltonheadmonthly.com mfrey@freymedia.com

We before me. True sustainability means making a change in the way we think about our lives, workplaces and communities.

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n my January column, I predicted that the next big idea would be the sustainability revolution — an idea larger than simply “going green.” In the future, the nations that are able to implement (and export) sustainable practices in the fields of research, technology, manufacturing, education, marketing and law will prove to be the most successful. On paper, our chances to become the global leader in sustainability look good — we have the ability to redirect enormous amounts of knowledge, capital and labor toward this opportunity. But before we can truly become a leader, we must overcome one fundamental cultural shortfall. We live in a society where the idea of “me” takes precedence over the idea of “we.” That is a major obstacle. Sustainability requires making decisions that might not benefit a person, company or community immediately, but prove correct in the long run. A silly example: If your neighbor decides to use his gas-powered leaf blower at 8 a.m. on a Sunday morning, he is obviously not taking into consideration the noise and pollution he’ll create for his neighbors. If he chooses instead to rake by hand — which takes the same amount of time but is better for his health and has zero impact on the environment — it wouldn’t really matter to his neighbors that he decided to make Sunday a work day. It’s easy to see how multiplying the daily choices made by individuals, corporations and governments by the millions, putting the we before the me would make a huge difference.

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Many of us fail to understand how much the idea of me is embedded in our culture, because we have nothing to compare it to. The last time our nation really excelled in putting the we before me was during World War II (many of our readers remember that era, and if you are lucky enough to know one of them, ask what you can learn from their experience). More contemporary examples can be found in countries like Sweden, where the common good is often placed before individual gain in order to achieve their society’s definition of balance. We have all heard of the term “me generation” — though sociologists never formally adopted it — used to describe people born in the ’70s, ’80s or ’90s, and it’s no coincidence that anything with the letter “i” in front of its name has been a Moon 7 Media commercial success lately. The point is that we no longer have a choice but to work toward a life of sustainability, which will have to start with an attitude change. Maybe this recession has humbled us enough to be ready to understand — and even find it desirable — to seek a better, more meaningful way to live. Finally, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention how fortunate we are to live in a community where we’re surrounded by people who truly do work for the greater good, as evidenced by the hundreds of nonprofit organizations and thousands of volunteers who tirelessly donate their time, ideas and money for causes they believe in. There is hope after all; I refuse to give in to the “all is lost” mentality, but I also will not agree with people who refuse to look at their lives and decisions as a part of a greater whole. Onwards! M

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