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The Island Recreation center was once a jewel of Hilton Head. But that jewel has long been tarnished. Now, however, the center may get long-needed and long-awaited updates.

22 n Farmers Markets

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The number of community farmers markets has quadrupled in the U.S. the past 10 years, with 120 in South Carolina alone. Their success is spurred by people’s rising interest in eating locally grown food.

31 n Life nearly at sea

Sometimes, living aboard a boat isn’t quite as romantic as it sounds. It requires a brutal evaluation of your possessions and the ability to tolerate the need for frequent repairs.

34 n Majestic marinas

Hilton Head Island marinas are much more than places to tie up your boat. With first-rate shopping, some of the best restaurants in the region and all the water sports options you can image, they are like miniature cities.

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44 n Strays take flight

Debi Boies and pilot Jon Wehrenberg are the founders of the Pilots N Paws organization, which flies need animals to people and destinations where they can be cared for.

46 n Cutest pets

We asked you to send us your cutest pet photos for our annual Cutest Pets edition.

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51 n Saved by the general The U.S. Army’s first 3-star female officer is now the queen of Hilton Head Island’s feral colonies.

53 n Desert Heat

Local photographer Krisztian Lonyai grabbed the hottest fashion from local shops, hopped on a plane and flew to sunny California for a scorching fashion shoot in the desert.

Departments 18 n Where in the World?

Hilton Head Monthly readers take our magazine to all points of the globe. See where we’ve traveled this month.

20 n Money Report

What are we to make of the various pundits, talking heads, money personalities and purveyors of financial pornography on TV, the Internet and in print?

24 n On the Move

The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce honored local businesses at the Small Business of the Year Awards luncheon.

58 n The Look

Find the hottest back-to-school items and accessories, all available at local merchants.

60 n Weddings with Leah

Country club weddings are some of the best options for couples because of the benefits they have to offer the bride and groom.

62 n Health

If you’re not cleansing your body of the toxins within, you’re contributing to its demise.

64 n Sports

Hilton Head High, Hilton Head Christian, Hilton Head Prep and Bluffton prepare to take the field for the 2013 high school football season.

68 n Golf

The First Tee is coming to Hilton Head, Alice Cooper headlines this year’s Celebrity Golf Tournament and Doug Weaver dishes this month’s golf tip.

90 n At Home

A Palmetto Dunes house shows eco-refurbishment at its best.

144 n L ast Call

Hilton Head Monthly CEO Marc Frey

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Pets enrich our lives

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ow many pets have you owned over the years? What were their names and what stories do you remember about them? If you truly adore animals, you most likely have two family histories ­— one with two-legged people, the other a litany of loved ones with four legs, fins, beaks and tails. We treasure our pets because in many ways, they remind us of what we wish to be. They are loyal and they find joy in the simplest, smallest things. They have no need for excess and go to sleep unworried about the future. Their unique brand of love is the most literal definition of unconditional. They give you someone to walk with and talk to. When you’re down, they’re on your lap, purring or licking the tears off your face. They don’t care about your looks, your weight, how much money you make or any of your shortcomings. They just love you no matter what. Honestly, how many humans can you say that about?

Like it or not, we live on an island of animal lovers. You see them at the beach, on boats, in stores and while dining at many restaurants. This month our beloved friends make their annual appearance in the magazine as part of our pets issue. We asked our readers to send in their cutest pet photos and the response was spectacular. We have published a selection of those photos and posted the rest on our redesigned website, www.hiltonheadmonthly.com. We also added a bit of substance to all the cuteness with inspirational stories of the Pilots N Paws rescue service and the tale of a retired three-star general that is now queen of the island’s feral cats. We wouldn’t have been able to publish either of those stories without the help of Franny Gerthoffer and the Hilton Head Humane Association. Thank you very much! This issue also marks the final installment of our summer fun series with the magnificent marinas of the Lowcountry. For all you fashionistas out there, check out our spread by photographer Krisztian Lonyai, who took our theme, “cool clothing for a hot August” to the max! Hilton Head Island and Bluffton are not huge cities, but we do have some major league boutiques and outlets to satisfy our shopping habit. We also have high school football, a profile on local musician Bobby Ryder, another stellar piece from environmental expert Todd Ballantine and more. We hope you enjoy this issue and make the most of the summer we have left. Fall will be here before you know it! M

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ABOUT THE COVER: We celebrate our pet issue with two noble people on our covers this month. The Hilton Head Island cover features pilot George Cowan of the Pilots N Paws organization. The Bluffton cover features Claudia Kennedy, the first woman to hold a three-star Army rank, who now helps control the local feral cat population. 8 hiltonheadmonthly.com

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South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley held a news conference on July 17 at Harbour Town Yacht Basin to celebrate approval of the dredging permit for Sea Pines Resort waterways. The project will remove 10 years worth of sediment from Baynard Cove, Braddock Cove and Harbour Town, allowing larger boats to enter marinas that are now mostly pluff mud at low tide. “The benefit of this permit is going to be increased tourism,” Haley said. “It’s going to mean increased jobs. It’s going to be an increase to the economy.” Haley praised the efforts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and the South Island Dredging Association in making the project a reality. The plan is to pump 300,000 cubic yards of sediment from the clogged waterways of Sea Pines to the mouth of Calibogue Sound. Officials say the strong current there will push the sediment out to sea. The project is expected to be completed by the 2014 RBC Heritage, which takes place April 14-20. Sea Pines Resort averages 2.5 million visitors each year. The resort is paying for half of the project while dock owners are paying for the other half.

TAX FREE WEEKEND IS AUG. 2-4 With back-to-school season drawing near, so is the state’s sales tax holiday weekend. The South Carolina Department of Revenue will hold the tax-exemption weekend from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 2 until midnight on Sunday, Aug. 4. Shoppers hoping to find deals will not have to pay the 6 percent state sales tax and some local taxes for school supply items bought during that weekend. SCDOR will not charge tax on items including clothing, shoes, school supplies, book bags, computers, printers, bedspreads and linens. Computer tablets and similar devices will also be tax-exempt as long as they do not allow users to make telephone calls. Other items that will not be taxfree are jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear, furniture or items placed on layaway. SCDOR said the tax-free holiday should save shoppers about $3 million in South Carolina.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY SEA PINES RESORT

HALEY: DREDGING SEA PINES GOOD FOR TOURISM

HILTON HEAD BANS TEXTING WHILE DRIVING

SOUTHERN LIVING ADDS LOCAL HOTEL TO COLLECTION

The Hilton Head Island Town Council has officially banned texting while driving, becoming the eighth town in South Carolina to pass such an ordinance. Under the new law, motorists caught sending or receiving an e-mail or text while driving could face fines starting at $100 for a first offense, $200 for a second offense and $300 for each additional violation. Drivers are still allowed to use their phones for GPS, playing music and making hands-free and emergency calls. Beaufort became the first city in Beaufort County last year to ban texting while driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 40 percent of all American teens say they have been in a car when the driver sent or received a text message.

The Inn at Palmetto Bluff is one of 15 four- and five-star level hotels listed in the Southern Living Hotel Collection. According to Southern Living publisher Greg Schumann, the 15 charter members are made up of iconic Southern resorts, historic Southern hotels and newly discovered Southern inns. The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, located in Bluffton, was the only hotel in the Lowcountry to be selected.

MAJOR TENNIS TOURNAMENT COMING TO TOWN A USTA Pro Circuit Women’s $10K tournament is coming to Van Der Meer’s Shipyard Resort. The 64-draw qualifying tournament will run from Sept. 27 to Oct. 1 with the 32-player draw set for Oct. 1-6. With the tournament, Van Der Meer becomes the second Hilton Head Island tennis center to host a women’s $10K event. In June, Van Der Meer Tennis Center hosted a $10K tournament won by Clemson’s Yana Koroleva. With more than 90 tournaments throughout the country and prize money ranging from $10,000 to $100,000, the USTA Pro Circuit is the pathway to the U.S. Open and tour-level competition for aspiring tennis players and a frequent battleground for established professionals. 10 hiltonheadmonthly.com

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES EVENT SCHEDULE The Hilton Head Island Institute, the newly formed not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising the island’s profile as a hub for in intellectual thought and new ideas, has announced its schedule of events for 2013. On Aug. 3, the institute invites island residents and visitors to witness, “A Chat with Charles Frasier” at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. The late visionary will engage leaders on stage via a classic video interview from 2001. “The Art of Imagining,” held Sept. 12 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, will feature a lecture by renowned documentary producer Robert Hutton. The First Presbyterian Church of Hilton Head Island will host a day-long event Oct. 7 called, “A Place Apart: Loving the Lowcountry,” featuring environmental expert Todd Ballantine. On Oct. 8, the church will host, “The Dawn of Freedom: Evolution of Hilton Head Island,” highlighting Mitchelville, the nation’s first freedman’s village. ImagiNATION 2013, a four-day ideas festival, is set for Oct. 23-27 at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. Each day will offer an array of lectures, presentations, debates and panel discussions that span a range of topics. Keynote speakers will include former Facebook marketing head Randi Zuckerberg, author William Paul Young, former NFL quarterback Tom Flick and educational expert Tony Wagner. Tickets to all events can be purchased online at hiltonheadislandinstitute.org, in person at the Arts Center of Coastal ticket office or by calling 888-860-2787.

BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOLS NO LONGER USING GRADE FLOORS

HAIG POINT CLUB, SCYC TO SHARE MEMBER AMENITIES

The Beaufort County Board of Education has voted to do away with grade floors, a practice some educators felt gave struggling students a chance to recover. Under the controversial grading policy, teachers at several schools in the district did not record a numerical grade of below 60 percent on mid-term or first semester grades. Scores below were pushed up to 60 percent, giving students a higher “F” and keeping them from falling too far behind. S.C. Board of Education superintendent Mick Zais claimed the grading policy did not comply with policy established by the South Carolina State Board of Education. “In the long-term, these practices are a disservice to students because these practices undermine their preparedness for life after high school, be it work, college, the military, or some other form of advanced training where students will not be provided minimum grade floors,” Zais said.

The Haig Point Club and Community Association on Daufuskie Island and the South Carolina Yacht Club on Hilton Head have created a reciprocal agreement to share member amenities. The South Carolina Yacht Club, located in Windmill Harbour, offers a range of amenities from yachting and sailing to fine dining and special events. It is part of the network of more than 700 clubs within the Yachting Club of America. Haig Point, located on Daufuskie Island, is accessible only by boat. The private community offers a Rees Jones Signature golf course, equestrian facilities and beachfront on Calibogue Sound.

DEVELOPMENT WANTS FEEDBACK ON NEW STORES Shelter Cove Towne Centre has partnered with Popularise, a crowd-sourcing platform for the real estate development industry, to gather ideas for the center’s available tenant space. The goal of the partnership is to promote community engagement, according to Don Barnett of Kroger Real Estate. “This is an ideal platform for us to connect with the island community.  We want to know which retailers, restaurants and services both residents and visitors would like to see in this exciting new development; so we decided to eliminate the guesswork and just ask,” Barnett said. To cast your vote, visit www.popularise.com.

HILTON HEAD ISLAND GETTING FIRST MARATHON Bear Foot Sports is bringing the first marathon to Hilton Head Island on Feb. 8, 2014. The Hilton Head Island Marathon will be an expansion of the half marathon that has been run on the island for the past 11 years. Participants will run the established half marathon course starting at Jarvis Creek Park with slight adjustments. The additional 13.1 miles of the marathon course is all new and will run on the other side of the Cross Island Parkway, Spanish Wells Road and Point Comfort Road. Find more information online at www.bearfootsports.com. 12 hiltonheadmonthly.com

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islandwreckcenter Aging facility crowded and in need of facelift

BY SALLY MAHAN PHOTOS BY ROB KAUFMAN

The rec center was built with ATAX money. But there are so many demands on that money that I’m not sure how we could justify that today as a tourism component.

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he Island Recreation center was once a jewel of Hilton Head. But that jewel has long been tarnished. Now, however, the center may get long-needed and long-awaited updates. After all, the 14,000-squarefoot rec center, as it’s known on the island, was built 25 years ago. It’s now looking run down and it’s extremely crowded. That’s not surprising considering that the town’s population was 17,000 permanent residents when it was built. At the time of the 2010 U.S. Census, there were 37,099 permanent island residents. The rec center’s visitors have also increased exponentially. In 1988, its first year of operation, there were 75,000 visitors. In 2012, there were 240,015. The rec center has certainly tried to stay up-to-date in its

many offerings. Its amenities include a gymnasium, playground, and eight-lane pool, outdoor tennis and basketball courts, multi-purpose field and a couple of meeting rooms. It offers swimming and scuba lessons, dance, basketball, hockey, soccer, softball, tennis, karate, track, football, lacrosse, volleyball, multiple children’s programs and numerous other things to do. However, the physical facility has not grown along with the population, programs and number of visitors. It’s crowded and just plain worn out. Additionally, the S.H.A.R.E. senior center, which is operated by the rec center, had outgrown its 2,100-square-foot space on Office Way . “Our opportunities are great,” said Frank Soule, executive director of the center. “We’re just

extremely limited right now.” He said the center currently has about 170 children enrolled in a boot camp summer fitness program, “but we have to find somewhere for them to go.” He also laments the center’s inability to offer the community even more programs. “If we had the space, we could expand programs,” he said. “We have a lot going on and we’re working on growing our opportunities.” In early 2008, the rec center took action and conducted a community survey, asking residents what they wanted in their local recreational facility. The wish list included indoor tennis and basketball courts, a gym with a track, pools for children and more. In 2009, the Town Council OK’d a feasibility study on building a new rec center or expanding

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the VIBE the existing facility. The study, which cost about $50,000, was conducted by Lee & Parker Architects, FWA Group and Mission Resources Group. The town also completed a supplemental study to decide whether a separate facility for an aquatics center was viable, according to town Manager Steve Riley. Two of the most pressing needs are being addressed: the senior center and parking at the rec center. As anyone who has visited the center, the traffic can sometimes be worse than the Sea Pines circle on a hot weekend day. Parking has been at a premium, with only 57 spaces available. So, construction is underway to add 60 parking spaces across from the center on Wilborn Road, said Soule. Additionally, the S.H.A.R.E. center moved in July to a 3,000-square-foot space at

Shelter Cove across from the old Cracker Barrel restaurant. The next step is to attack the center itself, which is currently in the hands of Town Council. Originally, the town was looking at building a new facility. Those plans, however, have been scaled back to look at renovating and possibly expanding the current facility and building a separate aquatics center, likely at Chaplin Park Soule said the rec center could possibly get a new gym with a walking/running deck, multiple renovations, new locker facilities and new meeting spaces. When and if those $12 to $14 million improvements take place and a timeline will be decided in the coming months by council, said Riley, although he is optimistic. Where the money would come from is also up in the air.

It could consist of a tax increase, user fee increases, fundraisers, corporate sponsors, grants, and reaching out to local civic organizations for financial help. “The rec center was built with ATAX (bed tax dollars targeted for tourism) money,” said Riley. “But there are so many demands on that money that I’m not sure how we could justify that today as a tourism component.” Riley added that the town feels very strongly that the rec center offers a great deal to the community. “The town sees this as necessary,” he said. “Recreation is something that city government is involved in. It provides things for young people. It’s part of healthy living and a healthy community.” In the meantime, council will be discussing what the next steps are. But the rec center folks are hopeful their dreams for the community will finally come true.

“This is very exciting,” said Soule. “We’re very hopeful that we can finally grow with the community.” M

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fter 12,000 U.S. troops commanded by General Thomas Sherman came ashore during the battle of Port Royal on November 7, 1861, they established the base for the Union Army Department of the South at Fort Walker. General Sherman was concerned that the Confederates could attack the coaling station at Seabrook Landing, Union ships which were anchored in Port Royal Harbor, or Fort Walker itself by coming around the back side of Hilton Head Island through Calibogue Sound and Skull Creek. Captain Quincy Gilmore of the Army Corps of Engineers led an expedition to find a suitable location for a gun battery to be built along Skull Creek. After selecting a site on a bluff overlooking Skull Creek, he laid out an earthworks fort with a lunette (half-moon) rampart that was made of palmetto logs and earth. A moat was created while removing earth to construct the fort’s walls. There were firing positions cut

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into the ramparts for the two 32 pound cannons that were facing north and the three cannons (two 32 pounders and one 24 pounder) that faced south. The gun emplacements were flanked by traverses that were built as lookout posts to protect the gunners from side attacks, known as enfilading fire. Bombproof shelters were dug behind and under the ramparts. They were used for ammunition storage and added shelter for the men and supplies. The troops manning the fort lived in tents located in the cotton fields behind the earthworks. They obtained fresh water from Indian Springs located just north of the fort. The fort was originally named Battery Gillmore for its architect, but was later known as Fort Mitchel in honor of General Ormsby Mitchel who assumed command of the Department of the South in September of 1862. General Mitchel is also responsible for the first freedman’s village, Mitchelville, which was built close to Fort Walker. M

The Power of Pink

EDITOR’S NOTE In celebration of the 350th anniversary of the sighting of Hilton Head Island, and the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Town of Hilton Head Island, a group of volunteers is organizing a 350/30 year anniversary blowout to commemorate both events with a town open house Sept. 30 and a beach party Oct. 5. Monthly proudly presents the following, the fifth in a series of historical articles leading up to the event. Find more information on the celebration online at www.celebrationhhi.org.

BY SAMANTHA O’DONNELL

LOCO MOTION PROMOTING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF LOWCOUNTRY

Laura Morgan is the founder of Carolina Cup – a 501c3 non-profit public charity solely dedicated to funding breast cancer education, treatment, and clinical research – and the driving force behind Hilton Head’s fundraising event LoCo Motion. Since 2009, Carolina Cups and LoCo Motion have been passionately dedicated to spreading knowledge and creating hope in the fight against breast cancer. The first two years of LoCo Motion have shown outstanding economic feedback, making the 2013 event look extremely promising. LoCo Motion is a three-day run/walk event that combines three unique 10-mile courses across Hilton Head and Callawassie Island. The event has three main goals: to raise awareness and money for breast cancer prevention and treatment, to promote the economic development of the Lowcountry, and to get the Lowcountry moving. The weekend features after-parties, prizes and gorgeous views of South Carolina’s Lowcountry. “It’s personal for a lot of the participants, but we try to

make it fun. There’s definitely been a ‘LoCo family’ that has developed over the last several years,” Morgan said. LoCo Motion 2013 will be held Sept. 26-29. Visit the website, www.dothelocomotion.org for more information about registering or volunteering. M

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pThe Peduzzi family — Janet, Ron (taking photo), son John’Patrick and daughter Abigail — traveled to Atlantis Paradise Island, in the Bahamas to celebrate their 17th wedding anniversary and proudly took Hilton Head Monthly with them!

p Dr. Barry Wright of Callawassie Island took the May issue to Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Dr. Wright travels the world for international health reasons and uses Monthly to show locals what the Lowcountry looks like. uKen and Dottie Patten Ferreira celebrated their 12th anniversary with Monthly in Venice.

pFrom left, former Hilton Head Prep students Luke Esposito, Mark Esposito, Sophia Esposito, Kathleen Blum, Christopher Schembra, Victoria King, Rachel Blum and Matteo Esposito took Monthly to Runaway Hill Inn, Harbour Island Bahamas. uD’Arcy and William Abraham took Monthly along during a visit to Poland, in the old town section of Wroclaw. tKathy and John Pagkos of Callawassie Island visited Machu Picchu in May and took their Monthly with them to this historic site. qBob Heise took Monthly to Negril, Jamaica.

pBluffton’s Ron and Carole Croteau visited Mt. Rushmore in May to celebrate their 49th wedding anniversary.

qKenzie Jacoby, 7, carried Monthly all through Times Square to get this picture on her first trip to the Big Apple.

xBluffton resident Suzy Zeleznik holds the Hilton Head Monthly cover prior to attending the medieval festival in Oppenheim, Germany.

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MONEY STEVEN WEBER Money Report

In 1919 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., the noted Supreme Court Justice, wrote in a seminal case regarding the freedom of expression under the Constitution, “The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing a panic.”

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hile Holmes reconsidered his opinion in later years, with these words he articulated a canon of public morals; that there is nothing protected and no inherent right to speak falsely or maliciously, causing a public panic or disarray. What are we then to make of the various pundits, talking heads, money personalities and purveyors of financial pornography on TV, the Internet and in print, who gin up emotions each time financial markets make a dramatic move upward (“is this a new bull market”) or decline precipitously (“ this is a global meltdown!”)? Since most of these moves signify nothing, (that is, nothing of importance in understanding the future of

investment markets and future returns), what blame should we apportion to the media for wild, confidence diminishing market volatility that damages the mindset of the average investor? Most charitably we could say they are merely doing their job, drumming up a viewing audience, pumping up ratings, repeating events over and over, indulging in outrageous hyperbole, commenting and re-commenting, having additional experts repeat and comment on each other’s opinion and comments…well, you can see where this is going. At worst, they are sucking us into a daily money soap opera, with each weekly trading day a clash between good (the Bulls) and evil (the Bears), wasting a lot of our time and emotional energy,

and in our opinion, misdirecting our attention from the real issues. In this environment main street investors can hardly be blamed for seeing financial markets as an unfair, unreadable and an emotional casino that is eternally stacked against them. Having been scarred by the recession, we are like survivors of a heart attack; every slight indigestion or agita sends us running for the nitroglycerin…or the exit doors, buying and selling investments willy-nilly. On balance, we believe the effect of real time data, and the proliferation, accessibility and speed of market and financial information adds to market efficiency and is truly positive for investors. The impact on

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volatility…well, it’s become the price we have to pay. Still, we don’t really need all those market cheerleaders muddying the waters. We’re a lot better off than investors in past years; in 1929 many had to wait days for information, only to find out they had been totally wiped out. John Kenneth Gailbraith, in his book “The Great Crash of 1929,” describes the effects of his generation’s bear market. “The singular feature of the... crash was that the worse continued to worsen. What looked one day like the end proved on the next day to have been only the beginning. Nothing could have been more ingeniously designed to maximize the suffering, and also to insure that as few as possible escaped the com-

mon misfortune.” (Of course, the people who bought at the top and their funds are ruthlessly eliminated first). “The man with the smart money, who was safely out of the market when the first crash came naturally went in to pick up bargains. The bargains then suffered a ruinous loss. Even the man who waited out all of October and November, who saw the volume of trading return to normal, and saw Wall Street become as placid as a produce market, and who then bought common stocks would see their value drop to a third or a fourth in the next 24 months. The...bull market was a remarkable phenomenon. The ruthlessness of its liquidation was in its own way, equally remarkable.” No one can know the dif-

ference between a correction, when markets pull back 5-10 %, consolidate, and resume their advance, and the beginning of a bear market, in which the stock market ultimately falls 20% or more. While the media fire up their over-emotional coverage, it helps to recall the real frequency of market corrections and bear markets. Frequency of Market Corrections-1900 through December 2012. We are better able to maintain investment equilibrium if we understand the ebb and flow of financial markets. Bear markets occur more often than we think; over the last century 32 times, or about 1 out of every 3 years, lasting on average 367 days. The most recent, of course, was

2008’s 37% decline. In the year after each of the three previous 20% tumbles, markets gained an average of 32% (source: BTN Research). M Steven Weber, Gloria Harris, and Frank Weber are the investment and client services team for The Bedminster Group, providing investment management, estate, and financial planning services. The information contained herein was obtained from sources considered reliable. Their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. The opinions expressed are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those from any other source. Discussion of individual stocks are informational and do not constitute recommendations to purchase.

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Kim Viljac, manager of the Farmers Market of Bluffton, stands with Matt Frommer of Frommer’s Natural Foods.

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USAN BRANT NEVER IMAGINED BEING A FARMER. “It was something my husband always wanted to do,” said Brant, a retired nurse. “I didn’t like to get my hands dirty. I do now,” she said, laughing from her perch atop a cooler at the Port Royal Farmers Market while overseeing her grandchildren tending to customers. When her husband, Don, proposed they start Brant Family Farm in Varnville three years ago after he retired as a chemical engineer at Exxon, Susan said, “‘I want it to be all natural.’ He said, ‘Are you sure? It‘s a lot of work.’ I think I’m doing it to atone for those years working for Exxon.” After selling just online and inefficiently delivering tiny orders, they realized farmers markets were a better way to go. They’ve built a following at area markets and supply “locavore” restaurants Red Fish on Hilton Head, Saltus in Beaufort, and Sweetwater on Dataw Island with their chemical-free produce. The Brants aren’t alone in creating either supplemental or full-time income from farmers markets, traveling around to the nearly dozen in Beaufort County alone, from Sea Pines to Beaufort. The number of community farmers markets has quadrupled in the U.S. the past 10 years, with 120 in South Carolina alone. Their success is spurred by people’s rising interest in eating locally grown food, according to the S.C. Department of Agriculture, which offers an array of programs to help markets and farmers thrive.

CONTROLLING THE CHARACTERS Kim Viljac, manager of the Farmers Market at Bluffton, said each farmers market has its own “vibe.” The atmosphere Viljac is striving for is a stressfree, community-centered market where people listen to music and wander among booths. The cluster of white tents has evolved into a weekly tourist destination and gathering spot. With vendor slots in high demand, she still keeps space available for seasonal sellers such as peach farmers and melon growers, so there’s room for them when their harvest comes in. “It’s a very delicate balance,” she said. “I’m very protective of my vendors.” For the good of all, she sometimes has to “fire” a vendor if they’re “less than truthful” about where their food is

from. At the Bluffton market, produce must come from the Carolinas or Georgia. She also has to oust vendors who don’t get along with others. “Some vendors, after warnings, they still want to argue with other vendors or even customers. Some people just don’t fit in here. It’s a hard, long day and we try to get along. “There are markets for everyone. There are some where it’s strictly coming in, getting what you want, and leaving. Ours is different. People want to talk with you about products and visit.” Kit Bruce, manager of the area’s other large market in Port Royal, walks that fine line, too, between supporting local farmers and creating a pleasant atmosphere. Port Royal lets the market use town property along busy Ribaut Road, a highly visible location that draws hundreds of shoppers and dozens of vendors every Saturday morning. Bruce said it took a while to find the right vendors who understood the ambiance of the Port Royal market and adhered to the rule that they grow at least half of what they sell. Some “stretch it a bit,” relying more on food purchased at a wholesale market in Columbia and reselling it, she said. “Who knows where that food comes from? We get our nutrition from local food grown in local soil. It’s amazing that people better educated than me don’t get that,” Bruce said. She encourages vendors to post signs indicating exactly where the food was grown. “We’re pretty much at capacity,” Bruce said. “I could add vendors all day long, but that doesn’t help the vendors who have been here since the beginning.” Viljac sees the interest in farmers markets only increasing. Recently, the Bluffton market’s website drew inquiries from reality show producers. One is mulling a “Food Court” show and another is considering a show about black men with interesting and passionate twists for their unique businesses. “Both producers came across our website and thought we had a pretty interesting group of people,” Viljac said. “They were contacting the vendors directly, but I don’t believe anything actually came of either as of yet.” She thinks farmers markets would make a great reality show. “It’s very visual. We would make a hilarious reality show!” M

RELATED CONTENT Not only do farmers markets give local growers a place to sell their harvest, they also serve as a incubator for small businesses with bargainbasement start-up costs. Bluffton Brittle, Sawmill Creek Smokehouse and Frommer’s Natural Foods have all developed a strong regional following thanks to local farmers markets. P. 120

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Mary Haycock has joined The Alliance Group Realty located in the Fresh Market Shoppes on Hilton Head Island. Haycock has been a Realtor since 1984 and has 18 years of local experience. She can be reached at 843-368-0012 or mary@ maryhaycock.com. The Board of Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island announced that Raymond L. Cox, MD, MBA, has joined its team as the new executive director. A seasoned health care professional who is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, Cox brings an impressive background to VIM. He has a long history of involvement in community health and organizational oversight in hospital-based medicine. Since July 2011, Cox served as senior vice president of medical affairs/ chief medical officer of Providence Hospital, Washington D.C. Previously, he served at St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, Md., as the Chair of the Department of obstetrics and gynecology between 2006 and 2011. Cox received his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and his bachelor of science degree from Howard University. Coastal Properties welcomes Beth Golde to the agency’s sales team. Golde has 30 years experience in many aspects of real estate, including brokerage, development, finance and real estate law. She resides on Callawassie Island and serves buyers and sellers throughout the Lowcountry. She can be reached at 843-815-9191. The Town of Bluffton has promoted Kim Jones, formerly Water Quality manager, to the director of the Stormwater Management Division which duties include overseeing the town’s programs to protect the May River. Since 2007, Jones has served within the Town of Bluffton as a Natural Resources manager and as the Water Quality Program manager. Ron Bullman served as girector of the Stormwater Management Division since 2010.

Palmetto Moon names new president of SC Robert Webster, chairman and CEO of Palmetto Moon, has announced that Eric Holzer has been promoted to president of the eight-store South Carolina retail chain. Holzer has been involved with the company since its inception in 2002. Over the past ten years, he has held numerous leadership roles within the company, including overseeing the daily store operations of both the Mount Pleasant and Northwood’s Mall locations. Within his current role as chief merchandising officer, Holzer has responsibility for supervising purchasing, Holzer marketing initiatives, sales promotion, and IT. This will continue to be a vital role he maintains for the growing Charleston-based company as president. A graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder with a degree in finance, Holzer’s experience prior to joining Palmetto Moon included key finance and sales positions with Philips of North America.

Brendan Dax Long of Hilton Head Island, a Hilton Head Prep graduate, recently graduated from the South Carolina Fire Academy and will be part of the Bluffton Township Fire Department.

Awards/Certifications IMC Resort Services, Inc. announce that Lesley Alvarez, Garrett Hamilton and JaColeman Hutto have all attained the CAI credential of CMCA, Certified Manager of Community Associations. Alvarez represents the IMC clients from the Bluffton office, Hutto represents the Treetops/Ocean Breeze owners and Hamilton serves all of the IMC clients in the insurance, financial and collections areas. Annemarie Neubecker has been named 2013 Volunteer Tutor of the Year by Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry. Neubecker has been an active tutor for three and a half years years, driving from Moss Creek two evenings a week to take part in LVL’s bustling Bluffton Learning Center’s evening progam. RE/MAX agents led the 2013 list of the top 1,000 real estate sales professionals in the U.S. as measured by the number of properties sold per agent. Published by The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends, “The Thousand” ranked the top 250 agents and top 250 teams for transaction sides and sales volume. When the 500 transaction standings are combined, RE/ MAX agents hold 98 places. That’s one out of five – and more than

any other real estate brand in the report, which ranks participating agents based on 2012 production. Forty-three RE/MAX agents were ranked among the Top 250 individuals for most transaction sides. Brad Lemon ranked 184 on the Top 250 agent list. The professional association of state and local finance officers in the United States and Canada, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), recently awarded the Town of Bluffton’s Finance Department two awards for its 2012 Budget and its 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. For the fifth year in a row, Bluffton’s Finance Department was awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. This is also the second consecutive year GFOA has awarded the Town’s Finance Department the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, its highest form of recognition for a municipal budget. Dr. Jack G. Shaheen received the 2013 Ellis Island Medal of Honor on May 11 on Ellis Island. The award pays homage to the immigrant experience and was given out by the National Coalition of Organizations. Family members in attendance at the ceremony were his wife, Bernice, his son Michael and his wife Monika, his daughter Michele Tasoff and her husband Robert. Jack and Bernice have lived on Hilton Head Island since 1995.

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Collins Group Realty, a top producing real estate company on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton, is excited to announce they are the No. 1 producing team in the greater Hilton Head Island marketplace through the first half of 2013. Collins Group Realty earned this recognition with 153 closed transactions for more than $51 million in sales volume during the first half of 2013. The firm specializes in residential real estate sales of homes, villas and homesites on Hilton Head and Daufuskie islands, Bluffton and Beaufort. For more information, call 800-823-7516. The Beaufort County Board of Education approved the selections of veteran educators to fill key staff positions, and a veteran law enforcement officer was selected to direct safety and security at district schools. Alice Walton, who has served as the district’s director for certified staff and teacher quality for the past seven years, will take over as its new chief administrative and human resources officer. Bonnie Almond will focus on middle and high schools in her new role as the district’s director of Secondary Academic Intervention. Mark Chauhan will become the district’s new director of Network Operations-Technology, responsible for monitoring and supporting computer and communications systems. David Grissom, a 25-year law enforcement veteran who currently commands the investigations division of the Hobart Police Department in Hobart, Ind., was named as the school district’s new Protective Services officer. Alvilda Graham will become an assistant principal at Hilton Head Island Middle School. The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce was recently honored with a national Award of Communications Excellence by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). The chamber won the prestigious award for its 2013 electronic category entry Thinkhiltonheadisland.org. The one-stop website for information provides instant access to important economic and business metrics for the region in one convenient online resource, and contains hundreds of pages of statistical information in a user-friendly format. To view the site log on to Thinkhiltonheadisland.org.

Daybreak Adult care opens new location DayBreak Adult Care Services opened their newest location on Hilton Head Island to serve all of Beaufort and Jasper counties. DayBreak is a professional home care service that provides personal care in the privacy and security of your own home. Also specializing in surgery recovery, DayBreak offers skilled and experienced caregivers in facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living. Their customized care plans are designed to help individuals function to the best of their abilities for a better quality of life. “We have had the Lee reputation of being the best at in-home senior care, and I sincerely believe it is due to the caliber and compassion of our caregivers,” said Lynda Lee, owner of DayBreak of the Lowcountry. Locally owned in South Carolina, DayBreak Adult Care Services only hires quality caregivers who have been carefully screened. This assures clients and their loved ones that the highest level of care is being given each and every day. For more information, visit www.DayBreakCare. com or contact Lee at 843-415-3211 for a free consultation.

Captain Kevin Osterstock of Hilton Head Fire & Rescue is the 2013 recipient of the Knights of Columbus Jack Cavagnaro Public Service Award. The award pub-

licly recognizes a local firefighter who modestly provides “heroic and extraordinary” services in the performance of his or her job and for offduty humanitarian service to Hilton Head charities or individuals in need of help. Osterstock has a distinguished performance record with Fire and Rescue during his nearly 21 years of service. In addition to being a firefighter, he is certified as both an EMT and a paramedic. He received a Meritorious Cross in 2011 for actions demanding exceptional courage, judgment and ability under hazardous conditions as part of a team rescuing a local resident from her burning home. He and his wife Tavia have two sons, Kai and Jett.

Downtown catering wins business award

Lowcountry Paver has been chosen to provide 90,000 square feet of their HydraShed Permeable Paver for the Shelter Cove Towne Center rejuvenation. The center will have 295,000 square feet of retail, dining and living space.

The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce honored local businesses at the chamber’s Small Business of the Year Awards luncheon held at the Country Club of Hilton Head. Downtown Deli and Downtown Catering Company was honored as the 2012 Small Business of the Year Award recipient. In the photo are Tom Upshaw, chamber board chair; and Ryan and Leah McCarthy of Downtown Deli and Downtown Catering Co., with daughter Kate, son Aiden and staff members Marc Anderson and Edna Elliott.

Dr. Liz Shelly of Palmetto Dental Arts in Bluffton was recently awarded The Concept of Complete Care Dentistry Award from the prestigious Dawson Academy. Quoting the letter that accompanied the award: “Your commitment to continuous learning and growth is to be commended,” and “Your dedication to your profession and patients is rare to find and for that we are proud to call you one of our students.”

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New Business SWEAT Boot Camp has opened in Hilton Head and is owned by fitness trainer, Jen Edwards, former owner of Island Playground. Edwards is offering morning and evening SWEAT Boot Camp classes at the Island Rec Center and Jarvis Creek Park, six days a week. For more information, call 843-415-1665 or email sweatfitness@hotmail.com A new online community, called Hilton Head Island University has opened its first storefront retail location in Tanger Outlet 2 Hilton Head on U.S. 278 where it will offer a wide selection of university branded/ island lifestyle apparel and gear. For more info on Hilton Head Island University, e-mail info@hhiuniversity.com. Alice Tobin announced that Keren Gayken has joined he new Energi Center. Keren’s Angel Waters- Colon Hydrotherapy, is now open to serve clients. For appointments, call 843-5899299. Using the Lowcountry’s natural beauty as inspiration, Southern Coastal Homes is now building houses in the Bluffton/Hilton Head Island region. A subsidiary of Reed Group, the company’s mission is to design and build homes with the ideal balance of quality, creativity, livability and value. Visit

Hilton Head Hospital Auxiliary presents funds to TCL For the 18th consecutive year, Hilton Head Hospital Auxiliary has presented scholarship funds for Technical College of the Lowcountry students enrolled in health sciences programs. The HHH Auxiliary presented a $15,000 check to the TCL Foundation on June 20. Pictured from left to right are Dr. Gina Mounfield, TCL interim president; Marge Sapp, TCL health sciences dean; Lew Wessel, chairman of the annual auxiliary golf tournament; Dotty Gottdenker, auxiliary president; Marty Eidemiller, auxiliary scholarshipchair; and Louise Mathews, TCL Foundation executive director. Since 1995, the HHH Auxiliary has given the TCL Foundation $343,128 to help students in the nursing, radiologic technology, and physical therapist assistant programs succeed. www.southerncoastalhomes.com. Beaufort Family Dentistry is pleased to announce the expansion of the practice with the opening of a second office at 29 Plantation Park Drive in Bluffton. The practice will be known as Bluffton Center for Dentistry and will open on Aug. 1. The office will focus on cosmetic, general/family and preventive dentistry. Bluffton Center for Dentistry is a multispecialty practice comprised of two dentists, a periodontist, several dental hygienists and an administrative team to handle patient scheduling

and billing. Call 843-593-8123. Ed Brown is pleased to announce his Hilton Head office has joined Yadkin Mortgage, a division of Yadkin Bank, which is headquartered in Elkin, N.C. Yadkin Bank is a $2.5 billion community bank with offices in North and South Carolina. Yadkin Bank offers a full array of financial services. The Hilton Head office can now offer FHA and VA financing, conventional, USDA Rural Housing loans, construction/perm loans, lot loans, home equity loans, piggy back loans, portfolio loans and commercial loans.

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RG Realty, based in Bluffton, is the Lowcountry’s newest real estate firm. A subsidiary of Reed Group, RG Realty will oversee all the sales for the company’s newest residential community, May River Preserve located on May River Road. Its agents will also handle general brokerage listings throughout the Bluffton and Hilton Head communities. It is located at 1022 Berkeley Hall Blvd. in Bluffton. For more information, visit www.rgrealtysc.com or call 843-815-0900. Brooks Cobb has moved his guitar manufacturing, repair and marketing business from Alaska to the Lowcountry. His website, BrooksCobbGuitars.com describes his business as a “maker of fine, handcrafted electric guitars. Created with exceptional sound, aesthetics, and playability.” For appointments, call 843-505-1426.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Linda Hay, registered senior client associate, recently celebrated 30 years with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. Hay has been part of the Susan Ketchum team for the past 21 years. She has also served on the National Client Associate Advisory Council to Management for the Southeast division. Wood+Partners Inc., an award-winning landscape architecture and land planning

Island medical spa PLANS OPEN HOUSE AT NEW LOCATION Island Medical Spa, the highly successful medical spa on Hilton Head Island, is celebrating the opening of another location in Bluffton/Okatie with a special open house event from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22 in the new SunGate Medical Center at 10 William Pope Drive, near Sun City. The event will feature free refreshments, giveaways and special drawings for a variety of spa services. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to tour the new medical spa and meet the staff of medical professionals, dermatologists, estheticians and beauty specialists. To celebrate, Island Medical Spa is also running an August special, offering savings on a variety of spa services at both locations. For more information, call 843-705-1515 or go online to www.islandmedicalspahhi.com.

firm, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The firm is located at 7 Lafayette Place on Hilton Head Island and also has a location in Tallahassee, Fla.

nities to women looking for involvement in the local community. For more information, visit the WAHHI website at www. wahhi.com.

Skillets Cafe & Grill, located in Coligny Plaza, is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

New LOCATIONS

The Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island is entering its 53rd year of service to the local community. WAHHI is open to women living in Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, and those communities along U.S. 278 out to and including Island West. Quarterly luncheons and over 40 interest groups provide many opportu-

House of Design moved to 37 New Orleans Road, Suite Q, in Orleans Plaza. They are a full service interior design firm that has been on the island for more than 15 years. For more information, call 843342-9900. To be included in the next ON THE MOVE, e-mail editor@hiltonheadmonthly by Aug. 15.

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SOMETIMES, LIVING ABOARD A BOAT ISN’T QUITE AS ROMANTIC AS IT SOUNDS.

life nearly at I

sea Liveaboards turn their boats into full-time residences

Marcus Mullis and his girlfriend Leslie Claus Van Hise live in a 50-foot Kirie sailboat at Palmetto Bay Marina.

t requires a brutal evaluation of your possessions and the ability to tolerate the need for frequent repairs. “There is no storage on a boat, especially for clothes,” said Forrest Baughman, one of dozens of full-time residents at Palmetto Bay Marina. He’s lived aboard Bluffton Belle, a 1986 48-foot Murray Chris-Craft, for about nine years. Why? “I like boats.” Skull Creek and Shelter Cove also have full-time residents. Harbour Town Yacht Basin permits liveaboards, but doesn’t have any at present and other marinas don’t allow liveaboards. August 2013 31

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Baughman said when he calculates the cost of frequent repairs, he figures it costs about the same as living on land. Just then, a marina neighbor walked by, complaining about his broken air conditioning. It was 90 degrees below deck and it wasn’t noon yet. As Baughman noted, “saltwater eats everything.” Living aboard is perfect for Marcus Mullis, whose work as a laser engineer has him traveling most weeks. It’s his second time living aboard, this time by choice, choosing to rent out his nearby condo. The first venture was after a divorce and was out of necessity. His boat, a 50-foot Kirie sailboat, is called “Raising MOre Cane,” in honor of his family’s connection to sugar cane farming. The uppercase “MO” refer to his favorite expression when people spend too much time complaining: “move on.” The only things he misses as a liveaboard is a washer and dryer, and an ice maker. “I spend a fortune in ice.” Other than that, Mullis has no complaints. His boat has two HVAC units, two heads and a shower, supplied with two 60-gallon freshwater tanks, and two TVs. Fortunately, he’s able to make any necessary repairs himself. Mullis’ girlfriend, Leslie Claus Van Hise said, “There’s a childlike feel to it. It’s like being in a tent.” She said she soon learned “the dance” that is required when two people are moving around below deck. Mullis said he loves the rocking of the boat and said storms don’t bother him because as he notes, “most of your body is below the water level, so you don’t feel a lot of motion.”

Van Hise said she’s seen dolphins and a manatee swimming near the boats. A neighborhood dolphin, “Squeaky,” is distinguishable because of a scar on his fin, Mullis said. As Van Hise said, “You don’t see that from a condo.” Mullis is an exception among liveaboards ­— he actually takes his boat out sailing. He said most liveaboards never leave the slip. “Most of these boats are grown to the bottom.” He takes out his boat often, sending out emails to friends to see who can go for an excursion, be it to Daufuskie, Savannah or Beaufort. “That’s what I love about sailing,” Mullis said. “Once I get out of the harbor, it’s free.” Getting ready to sail takes only minutes. “I’ve got it down to a science to get her ready to go.” In contrast, Troy Conner’s sailboat, Magic, doesn’t leave the slip. Possessions that don’t fit aboard spill over onto the dock: a small outboard motor, storage containers, and other paraphernalia. “It would take me three or four hours to get everything secured so I could sail,” said the marina resident. He’s lived aboard since 2003 and advises others thinking of living aboard to consider it carefully. “You have to simplify your life.” He would ask them three things: Are you willing to give up a lot of your possessions? Are you claustrophobic? And if living with a significant other, do you get along really well? As he points out, “you only have 41 feet to get away from each other, especially if you’re at sea.”

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Conner, a retired engineer, lives aboard as an inexpensive way to live near his mother in Sea Pines, but he said he‘s growing tired of it. His dream is to own a barge that he would lease to video crews as a filming platform and he’d live aboard the tugboat needed to transport it from location to location. He, too, struggles with keeping his boat’s HVAC and sanitary systems functioning. “Boats are not made to be lived on and things wear out. It’s more of a nuisance than anything.”

A fresh start A year ago, the Hood family would have never imagined living on Hilton Head, a place they’d never heard of, much less crammed into a 36-foot sailboat. Jim Hood said he and his wife were eager to escape what he called “meth central” in Missouri with their three children. His wife, Dana, put in for a transfer to FedEx in Savannah. They packed their children, the dog, the cat and all of their possessions in their van and headed southeast. Upon arriving in Savannah, they didn’t think that city was a good place to raise kids, either. They read about Hilton Head in a tourism brochure and decided to give their kids their first glimpse of the ocean. Even though it was February, the kids romped in the waves. They found an inexpensive hotel and scoured Craigslist for jobs and a place to live. They saw an offer to rent a sailboat, the Bonaventure, for the cost of dockage at Palmetto Bay, about $500 a month. The

family, including the cat and dog, climbed aboard. Still jobless, the family was down to their last $11 when a fellow liveaboard, whom they hadn’t met before, gave Jim $100. “He saved us,” Hood said. Since then, both Jim and Dana landed jobs, but Jim acknowledges, “it’s been a struggle. Both the AC and the head broke and we don’t know anything about boats.” Their neighbors have helped him with repairs and one hired son Pryce, 14, to shimmy a mast to fix a fitting. “He loves it here,” Hood said. “We’ll enjoy the summer here and then figure out what to do next.” Hood said it likely will be on land. M

Hilton Head marinas with liveaboards Liveaboards can be found at Skull Creek, Palmetto Bay and Shelter Cove marinas. There are no year-round liveaboards at Harbour Town Yacht Basin, South Beach or Broad Creek marinas. The marinas of Hilton Head Island are much more than just places to tie up your boat. For a closer look at our magnificent marinas, check out our in-depth glance on the next few pages. Harbour Town.................... 34 Shelter Cove Marina........... 36 Palmetto Bay Marina......... 38 Broad Creek Marina........... 40 South Beach Marina........... 41

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harbourTOWN yacht basin

CONTACT

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843-671-2704 www.seapines.com HTYB@seapines.com

7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., seven days a week

SIZE TO 49’ 50-79’ 80’-above

LOCATION BY LAND 149 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island BY SEA Latitude - 32.08.20 North; Longitude - 080.48.40 West; ICW Calibogue Sound, Mile Marker 565

DAILY $2.00/foot/day $2.50/foot/day $3.00/foot/day

WEEKLY $1.75 $2.00 $2.50

* Daily and weekly rates are per foot, per night. Weekly rates are based on a seven-night minimum stay. Monthly rates are $25 per foot, per month.

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CUPS & CONES 843-363-8140

A HARBOUR TOWN CHRISTMAS 843-363-9350

HARBOURSIDE BURGERS & BREWS 843-842-1444

BAILEY’S LTD. 843-671-4715

THE QUARTERDECK 843-842-1999

BEACH’S OF HILTON HEAD 843-671-4131

TOPSIDE WATERFRONT RESTAURANT 843-842-1999

CAMP HILTON HEAD I & II 843-671-4633

WATERSPORTS & RECREATION

CINNAMON BEAR COUNTRY STORE 843-671-2219 CURRENTS 843-671-1919 FASHION COURT, INC. 843-671-4210 THE ISLAND GIFT SHOP AT HARBOUR TOWN 843-671-3643 H2O SPORTS NATURE CENTER Apparel, gifts, bike rentals and fishing pole rentals. Stop by and visit the American alligator “Squirt” along with local lizards and frogs on display. Boards, paddles and accessories are available for purchase. www.h2osports.com. 843686-5323 HARBOUR TOWN GENERAL STORE 843-671-4802 HARBOUR TOWN HAIRSTYLES 843-671-7072 HARBOUR TOWN SURF SHOP 843-363-9800 HARBOUR TOWN YACHT BASIN OFFICE 843-671-2704 HATLEY 843-671-5575 KIDZ FOR LIFE TOYS & GAMES 843-785-4311 KNICKERS MEN’S STORE 843-671-2291

FACE OF THE ISLAND For more than 40 years, the red and white striped Harbour Town Lighthouse has welcomed visitors to one of the most unique and beautiful places on earth. Located in the heart of Sea Pines Resort, and ideally situated on Hilton Head Island’s captivating Calibogue Sound, Harbour Town Yacht Basin is recognized as a premier yachting destination on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.

IMAGE COURTESY OF THE SEA PINES RESORT

HARBOUR TOWN LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM & SHOP 843-671-2810 NELL’S HARBOUR SHOP 843-671-2133 PLANET HILTON HEAD At Planet Hilton Head, it is possible to embark on a world of amazing and exotic gifts ranging from elegant to utterly unique. This shop offers items for the whole family including Lindsay Phillips, Baggallini and Ugly dolls. 843-363-5177 RADIANCE A contemporary clothing boutique that provides a place that caters to a woman’s intelligence, creativity and independence, embracing her vitality and life. Offering a great selection of clothes, shoes, jewelry, accessories and scents from well-known and underground designers. 843-363-5176

ELECTRIC RATES

MARINA FEATURES

S.M. BRADFORD CO. 843-671-9191

AMPS 30 amp 50 amp 100 amp

Wi-Fi, cable TV, laundry facilities, Sea Pines Resort guest discounts and amenities

DINING & ENTERTAINMENT

DAILY $13 $15 $25

MONTHLY $135 $160 $260

CAROLINA MOON A sailing catamaran to fully prove that life is lived better offshore. Relax and unwind your way through the Lowcountry. www. vagabondcruise.com. 843-363-9026 H2O SPORTS Parasail, paddle board, powerboats, sailing, kayak tours, banana boat and more. All captains are USCGA licensed and trained specifically in the area they work. www.h2osports.com. 843-671-4386 HARBOUR TOWN ADVENTURES Explore the Lowcountry waterways like never before with dolphin and nature enviro tours, wave runners and wave runner safaris, Daufuskie Island beach combing and Daufuskie Island excursions. Ask about the $10 off/per wave runner special. www.harbourtownadventures. com. 843-363-2628 THE MYSTIQUE Your private oasis for any reason … or no reason at all. Up to 18 lucky passengers, you choose the views. www.vagabondcruise.com. 843-785-2662 PIRATES OF HILTON HEAD Get your tattoo, grab a sword, and patch, it’s time to heave-ho! The kids are the crew as they search for underwater treasure and do battle to protect the booty. There’s singing, dancing and more as the pirates share their loot and celebrate victory. The fun is non-stop as the Black Dagger sails the waters of Calibogue Sound. www.piratesofhiltonhead.com. 843-363-7000 SPIRIT OF HABOUR TOWN Enjoy dinner with ever-changing views, cruise to Savannah or charter the Spirit whether it’s wedding bells or graduation caps. www.vagabondcruise.com. 843-363-9026 VAGABOND A floating dolphin magnet bringing you heron and egret sightings, too. Eagles, lighthouses and rainbows are no strangers either. www.vagabondcruise.com. 843-363-9026

ACCOMMODATIONS HARBOUR TOWN YACHT CLUB 843-671-1400

CINNAMON BEAR COUNTRY STORE 843-671-2219

REAL ESTATE

THE CRAZY CRAB 843-363-2722

LIGHTHOUSE REALTY 843-671-5551

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shelterCOVE a closer look at

marina

CONTACT

HOURS

DOCKAGE RATES

843-842-7001 www.palmettodunes.com marina@palmettodunes.com

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., seven days a week

SIZE Up to 30 ft. 31-39 ft. 40-49 ft. 50-59 ft. 60-70 ft. 71-100 ft.

LOCATION BY LAND 86 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head Island BY SEA Mile Marker 22 in Broad Creek

DAILY $1.90/foot/day $1.95/foot/day $2.00/foot/day $2.10/foot/day $2.20/foot/day $2.30/foot/day

WEEKLY $.95/foot/day $.98/foot/day $1.00/foot/day $1.05/foot/day $1.10/foot/day $1.15/foot/day

MONTHLY $13.95/foot/month $14.45/foot/month $16.15/foot/month $16.65/foot/month $17.55/foot/month $19.50/foot/month

* Summer Docking Special: $225/month for boats 27 feet or less (through Sept.)

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WATER ACTIVITIES

RESTAURANTS

Outside Hilton Head Located on the docks of Shelter Cove Marina, Outside Hilton Head offers a variety of kayak, stand-up paddleboard and boat rentals. Kayak tours, dolphin tours, in-shore and off-shore fishing trips are also available. www.outsidehiltonhead. com. 843-686-6996

Bistro 17 French bistro-style lunch and dinner in one of the island’s most charming locations. Indoors, the intimate restaurant boasts crisp white tablecloths and an overall cozy atmosphere. The spacious outdoor patio directly overlooks Shelter Cove Harbour. Every appetizer and entrée is made from scratch. Fresh seafood is delivered six days a week. Open every day, with a special menu for children as well as your four-legged friend! www. bistro17hhi.com. 843-785-5517

Palmetto Dunes Resort Fishing, cruises, sailing, boat rentals and water activities. www.palmettodunes.com. 843-842-7001

SHOPS Ship’s Store In addition to boat supplies, charts and such, the marina recently expanded its operations to include convenience store items for boaters and guests. High-quality apparel, Sperry Topsiders, men’s and women’s shoes and Costa Del Mar sunglasses are complimented with snacks, beverages and grocery store items such as canned soups and candy bars. www. palmetttodunes.com. 843-842-7001 Camp Hilton Head 843-842-3666 Christmas on the Harbour 843-785-6748 The Golf and Boat Club 843-785-5611

Picture perfect Set just off the Intracoastal Waterway, overlooking the wide reaches of Broad Creek, picturesque Shelter Cove Marina features Hilton Head Island’s largest deepwater yacht basin: a 15.5-acre marina with 170 boat slips for boats up to 135 feet in length. Every conceivable water sport may be enjoyed here, from deep-sea and inshore fishing charters to sport crabbing, sail and power boat rentals, nature excursions and dinner cruises.

Bolton Smith Gallery 843-785-5611 LA Belle Image Fine Art Gallery 843-785-3112 Legacy Design Photographers 843-686-3138 Tradewinds Trinkets & Treasures Offering a variety of trinkets and treasures from unique jewelry and home decor to cute beachwear, totes and other stylish essentials. Near Neptune’s Statue, between Bistro 17 and Taffeta. www. TradewindsHHI.com. 843-785-7771 Nash Gallery 843-785-6424

photo by Rob Kaufman

ELECTRIC RATES

MARINA FEATURES

Amps Daily Monthly 30 amp $11 $60 50 amp $15 $125 100 amp $30 $260

Island’s largest deep-water yacht basin, 15.5-acre marina with 170 boat slips for boats up to 135 feet, cable TV, telephone, Wi-Fi, restroom, shower, laundry facilities, 24-hour security

ACCOMMODATIONS Home, villa and condo rentals 866-380-1778

Neptune’s Kids 843-785-5660 Neptune’s Niche 843-842-6552 Salon Shelter Cove 843-785-8627 Taffeta 843-842-6767

ELA’s Blu Water Grille A quaint seafood restaurant offering fresh-catch seafood and steaks with water-view dining and live entertainment. The dining ambiance is waterfront, pleasantly casual and intimate with gorgeous harbour views and a romantic garden patio. Fresh catch seafood and steaks of the highest certified quality. A first-class wine selection from boutique vineyards complements culinary masterpieces and enhances the dining experience. www. elasgrille.com. 843-785-3030 Frosty’s Italian Ices and More 843-341-5423 Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta & SteakHouse Fresh fish, steaks, prime rib, chicken and pasta are served in spacious, comfortable dining rooms overlooking Shelter Cove Harbour and Broad Creek. With live music and the Hilton Head Comedy Club upstairs. www. kingfisherseafood.com. 843-785-4442 Little Venice Restaurant & Lounge Serving authentic Italian specialties overlooking Shelter Cove Harbour. Dine indoors or under the covered waterfront veranda — one of the most pleasant places to dine on the island. Enjoy fresh homemade pasta, veal, chicken, beef or an excellent selection of fish and seafood entrées. 843-785-3300 The Sea Lady 843-341-3500 San Miguel’s Mexican Cafe At this fun Mexican restaurant, guests enjoy live entertainment and a view of the water from the outdoor bar. San Miguel’s is famous for their margaritas, best with an order of guacamole or chili con queso. The sirloin chimichanga, chili burrito, shrimp Veracruz, and enchiladas verdes are among the tempting dinner options. Be sure not to miss happy hour. www.sanmiguels.com. 843-842-4555 Scott’s Fish Market 843-785-7575

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CONTACT

HOURS

DOCKAGE RATES

843-785-3910 (Harbormaster) www.palmettobaymarinahhi.com harbormaster@palmettobaymarinahhi.com

8 a.m. – 6 p.m., seven days a week

SIZE 25’ minimum

LOCATION

DAILY $1.90 ft./day

WEEKLY $8 ft./week

MONTH $15 ft./month

BY LAND 86 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head Island BY SEA Up Broad Creek, 3 miles from ICW Mile Marker 564

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FISHING Mighty Mako 843-785-7131 Top Shot 843-785-7131

SAILING/DOLPHIN WATCH Pau Hana The island’s biggest and most fun catamaran charter sailboat. 53-feet-long by 26-feet-wide. USCG certified for up to 49 passengers. Comfortable seating, plus lot of walk-around deck space. Daytime cruising, dolphin watching, sunset cruises, summer fireworks cruises and more. The best “happy hour” sunset sail. www.hiltonheadislandsailing.com. 843-686-2582 Flying Circus The island’s fastest and most fun catamaran sailboat. Approximately 30-feetlong by 16-feet-wide. Limited to maximum six passengers for comfort, privacy and intimacy. Comfortable padded cushion seats plus forward trampoline. Daytime cruising, dolphin watching, sailing lessons, sunset cruises, summer fireworks cruises and more. www.hiltonheadislandsailing.com. 843-686-2582 Dolphin Seafari Enjoy an interactive dolphin nature watch tour on a 15-passenger, USCG exploration vessel. Day, sunset and fireworks cruises (through Aug. 9: Tuesday nights only). Call for times and reservations. www. palmettobaywatersports.com. 843-785-2345

WATER ACTIVITIES Palmetto Bay Watersports Offering boat rentals, waverunner rentals, guided kayak tours and rentals. New this year is guided stand-up paddleboard tours. Call for times and reservations. The friendly staff is ready to assist in making your day fun! www.palmettobaywatersports.com. 843-785-2345 UFO Parasailing Soar high above the Lowcountry and take in the beautiful views and Lowcountry wildlife. Enjoy flying up to a distance of 500 feet in the air and seeing the island from a birds-eye view. This sister company of H20 Water Sports offers breathtaking parasail flights above Palmetto Bay waterways on Hilton Head Island. www.flyufoparasail.com. 843-686-4386 DaufuskiE cruises 843-785-2345

Let the Good Times Roll Established in 1959, Palmetto Bay is the oldest marina on Hilton Head Island and was the first to offer dockage and charter fishing. Today it is one of the island’s greatest attractions, offering all forms of water fun along with first-rate shopping, arguably the island’s most famous breakfast spot and a legendary outdoor bar. This is Good Times Central. photo by Rob Kaufman

Banana boat rides 843-785-7131

SHOPS The Charter Office 843-785-7131 A Scissor Wizard 843-298-4747 Bay Breeze 843-686-2933

RESTAURANTS Palmetto Bay Sunrise Cafe Great breakfast and lunch fare starting before the sun rises, offering indoor and outdoor seating. Both breakfast and lunch items are available continuously until closing. The cafe specializes in to-go lunches for charter boats, the beach or any other occasion. Open seven days a week. www. palmettobaysunrisecafe.com. 843-686-3232 The Black Marlin 843-785-4950

ELECTRIC RATES

MARINA FEATURES

Amps Daily Monthly 30 amp $5 $50 50 amp $9 $70

Gas and diesel, WiFi available, Restrooms, Showers, Laundry, Hauling, Forklift, Dry and wet storage, Full service mechanical and detail shop

Captain Fishy’s & Urban Vegan Two restaurants in one with Captain Fishy’s serving up fresh seafood and Urban Vegan offering the island’s only vegan menu. Dine inside or out on the pet-friendly patio. Vegetarian and gluten-free menus are also available. www.palmettobaymarinahhi.com. 843-671-3474

BUSINESS Palmetto Bay Yacht Center 843-686-5989

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CLOSE TO THE HEART Conveniently located in the center of Hilton Head Island, everything is nearby. Broad Creek Marina offers wet slip docking, dry storage, tours, charters and watersports complemented by a vibrant bar and grill and the region’s only zipline attraction. IMAGE COURTESY OF ARNO DIMLING

CONTACT

FISHING

843-681-3625 (Dockmaster) www.broadcreekmarinahh.com nate@broadcreekmarinahh.com

MEGABITE FISHING CHARTERS Experience the best Hilton Head Island flyfishing and light tackle sportfishing. With more than three decades of local experience, Capt. Kent Bird will find your targets including redfish, tarpon, cobia, king mackerel and sharks. www.megabitefishinghiltonhead.com. 843-298-0448

HOURS 8-5 p.m., seven days a week

LOCATION BY LAND 18 Simmons Road, Hilton Head Island BY SEA Latitude - 32.10.983 North; Longitude - 080.45.392 West

DOCKAGE RATES Call for current rates

MARINA FEATURES Gas and diesel, WiFi, laundry, hauling, forklift, dry and wet storage, full service mechanical and detail shop

HARPOON CHARTERS 843-247-6985 REEL JUSTICE CHARTERS 404-444-2241

DOLPHIN TOURS/ CRUISES DOLPHIN AND NATURE TOURS Wild dolphin encounters guaranteed on every dolphin tour or your boat ride is free. Cruise down beautiful Broad Creek to watch dolphins, osprey, egrets, pelicans, bald eagles, otter, mink and other delightful birds and mammals. www.hiltonheadtours. com. 843-681-2522 DAUFUSKIE ISLAND CRUISES & TOURS 843-342-8687 DOLPHIN DISCOVERIES BOAT TOURS

Guaranteed dolphin tours, beachcombing, fireworks, sunset cruises, shark fishing and more. The most fun and memory-making activity Hilton Head has to offer. Enjoy personalized service and comfortable seating on their six-passenger maximum boat. www.dolphindiscoverieshiltonhead.com. 843-684-1911

WATER ACTIVITIES KAYAK HILTON HEAD Dolphins! Located at one of the dolphins favorite spots to feed and play! “Blackbeard,” “Nick” and little “Stripes” just to name a few. Family fun. Join a tour or rent a kayak and explore on your own. www.kayakhiltonhead.com. 843-684-1910 SKY PIRATE PARASAILING A parasailing experience like no other. A USCG-certified 12-passenger boat will take you high above the island offering views you can only get by parasailing. See Beaufort, Savannah, Tybee Island and even the Parris Island Marine Training Depot. Tubing, water-skiing, cruises and boat rentals also available. www.skypirateparasail. com. 843-842-2566

BUSINESS J&W BARGE SERVICES 843-342-8687

RESTAURANTS UP THE CREEK PUB & GRILL Up the Creek Pub & Grill has affordable prices and is just the perfect UP! waterfront dining adventure, a family-friendly restaurant that even welcomes dogs and has a doggy gourmet menu. The UP! menu features house smoked pork BBQ, smoked wings as well as the famous Broad Creek burgers. Seafood choices include mouth-watering clams, crab legs and shrimp as well of grouper and tilapia. www. upthecreekpubandgrill.com. 843-681-3625

OTHER ATTRACTIONS ZIPLINE HILTON HEAD Promise of an amazing outdoor eco-tour adventure for the spirited young and old alike. This two hour canopy tour is a journey through Hilton Head’s beautiful massive live oaks and commanding pines, looking out on glistening Broad Creek with its array of boats, fantastic birds and dolphins. www. ziplinehiltonhead.com. 843-682-6000

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JAKE’S PLAYGROUND Home to the world famous Salty Dog Cafe, this village on the water needs no introduction. Shopping, dining and unwinding at its finest. IMAGE COURTESY OF SOUTH BEACH MARINA

CONTACT 843-671-3060 www.bluewaterhhi.com fish@saltydog.com

LOCATION BY LAND 224 S. Sea Pines Dr. BY SEA No slips available

DOCKAGE RATES No slips available

MARINA FEATURES No slips available

CHARTER FISHING BLUE WATER TACKLE SHOP (5 BOATS) 843-671-3060

WATERSPORTS & RECREATION ISLAND WATER SPORTS Boats, jet skis, sailing and parasailing. If it floats, Island Water Sports rents it. Schedule your day on the water. Rent waverunners for some saltwater excitement. Explore the

tidal creeks in style or just have some wavejumping fun. Either way, it’s a great way to see the island. If you want something a bit slower that holds more people, rent a pontoon boat. Or for speed and excitement, you can rent a powerboat. 843-671-7007

SHOPS BLUE WATER TACKLE SHOP A complete tackle shop with everything you need to outfit yourself and the kids for any fishing excursion. Whether you book a charter or want to explore on your own, you’ll want to stock up on fishing supplies, cast nets, crabbing supplies, frozen bait and fishing-related apparel and souvenirs. www. bluewaterhhi.com. 843-671-3060 GENERAL STORE For all your island needs. From suntan lotion and souvenirs to newspapers and snacks, the General Store has everything an island vacationer could want. www.saltydog.com. 843-671-6784 ISLAND GIRL A trendy women’s and children’s fashion boutique. Clothing, shoes, accessories and gifts along with a children’s play area. New arrivals are added daily. www.islandgirlhhi. com. 843-363-3883

JAKE’S CARGO Find all your favorite Salty Dog merchandise along with plenty of gourmet treats, toys and other pet-related merchandise. The store’s motto is, “Gifts for pets and the people who love them.” www.saltydog.com. 843-671-5022 PELICAN’S POUCH Unique gifts and items such as handmade natural soaps, hand-crafted wall hangings and many one-of-a-kind type of treasures. 843-363-5775 SALTY DOG T-SHIRT FACTORY This is where the Salty Dog T-shirt became famous. Find gifts and collectibles, as well as “The Legend of the Salty Dog” children’s book. www.saltydog.com. 843-671-2232w

RESTAURANTS THE SALTY DOG CAFE Enjoy waterfront dining inside the restaurant at Captain John’s Galley where you can order from a full menu of seafood, salads and sandwiches, or enjoy a drink and lighter fare outside on the deck or at the outdoor bar. In season, the night echoes with the tropical sounds of live entertainment. www.saltydog. com. 843-363-2198

THE WRECK OF THE SALTY DOG Casual and fun in the same spirit as The Salty Dog Cafe with the same menu. Nightly Chef’s specials add a uniqueness that separates it from The Salty Dog Cafe and can only be found here. Fresh seafood, steaks and sandwiches in a nautical atmosphere. www. saltydog.com. 843-671-7327 LAND’S END TAVERN A unique restaurant with a pirate theme. Originally a boat storage building, in 1974 it was converted into a restaurant and is one of the oldest continually operated restaurants on the island. The updated menu mixes seafood and steaks with a breathtaking view of Braddock’s Cove. www.saltydog.com. 843-671-5456 KIWI’S ISLAND COOKOUT The perfect option when you just want to sit on the deck and enjoy the seasonal live music. Many items from the outdoor grill, including slow-roasted pulled pork, BBQ ribs and roasted corn on the cob.www.saltydog. com. 843-363-2198 SALTY DOG ICE CREAM SHOP 843-683-6459

ACCOMMODATIONS SOUTH BEACH INN 843-671-6498

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Sea Pines Montessori Academy An environment that delivers the whole package. Language

Math

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Sports

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Now Enrolling Students 18 months to the 8th Grade.

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PETS

BY ROSLYN FARHI PHOTO BY ARNO DIMMLING

Rescue pets take

FLIGHT PILOTS N PAWS DEDICATED TO HELPING ALL CREATURES, GREAT AND SMALL

Do you recall the verse, “All things wise and wonderful, all creatures great and small, all things bright and beautiful, the Lord God made them all?”

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erhaps it was this thought back in 2008 that motivated Debi Boies of Landrum, and pilot Jon Wehrenberg to start the non-profit Pilots N Paws organization. Wouldn’t it be wonderful, they thought, if needy animals could be flown to people and destinations where they would be loved and cared for? Could they mobilize people, pilots, planes to transport “all creatures great and small” to the right places for love and healing?

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Today, Pilots N Paws has recruited more than 3,400 pilots, according to executive director Kathleen Quinn. There are nearly 13,000 registered users on their site and more than 60,000 Facebook fans following their activities. Pilots N Paws have volunteers in all 50 states and “creatures great and small,” their rescue animals, number 12,000 in one year. George L. Cowan is one of those 3,400 pilots rescuing animals for Pilots N Paws. The former Navy pilot and medical doctor, said, “I’ve only just started and I cannot compare with the many other pilots who give time and effort so willingly to help this effort. Flying a dog away from certain euthanasia to his forever home is really a good feeling for me and my wife. Those dogs seem to know you are trying to help. None of them have been any problems at all; in fact they seem to sleep more than anything else once we get airborne and the motion steadies out.” Cowan became interested in becoming a volunteer pilot for Pilots N Paws when he realized there weren’t many pilots available to fly the eastern coast of South Carolina. Here in the Lowcountry, the Hilton Head Humane Association’s spokesperson, Nancy Foard said, “We have about 60 dogs and 90 cats at our shelter and they need good homes.” The Hilton Head Humane Association encourages adoption with their Adopt-a-Pet.com website where you can search for a new pet online. Their shelter is a no-kill one that accepts stray, abandoned or abused animals. They measure their success by the lasting homes and enduring friends they make

RESCUED DOGS

Ace

Gunner

Hilton

Katie

Maxie

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through their adoption process, so it’s a given that they would reach out to Pilots N Paws for help in finding a good home for one of their animals, though the home might be many miles away. Foard tells the story of a white American Eskimo dog that was frightened of shelter life. The decision was made to find him a home through a rescue service that used foster homes. Ford contacted Eski Rescuers United to find him a new home. Eski Rescuers United then contacted Pilot N Paws to transport him from Hilton Head Island to his new home in Baltimore. It took a group of pilots to fly Eski to his new home in Maryland because each

pilot flew only one leg of the journey. By the time Eski reached Baltimore, everyone decided his new name would be “Hilton,” to honor his initial rescue home on Hilton Head Island. Hilton’s story is one of many rescue stories in the annals of Pilots N Paws. Although these rescued animals cannot speak, those kind and concerned people who have moved them to loving homes know by the grateful look in the eyes of these “creatures great and small” that they have performed a worthy service. M Find more information online at www.adoptapet.com and www.pilotsnpaws.org

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pets

DELILAH ROSE (Leigh Ann Izzo)

PENELOPE (Sue Jensen)

EMILY (Mark Thibodeau)

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CASH (Ed Meyerink)

AMARIS (Angie Houston)

PORSCHE (LE Crosby)

BOO WELLS (Pam Wells)

HOW THEY HELP Modern Classic Motors, which does business as Hilton Head Honda and Mercedes-Benz of Hilton Head, provides the Hilton Head Humane Association with Mercedes-Benz vehicles and has donated thousands of dollars toward shelter building projects over the years. The company has also sponsored many events that have benefited animals.

SHENZI (Kerri Cogen)

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HOW THEY HELP Groomingdales has provided grooming free of charge for multitudes of dogs and cats from the Hilton Head Humane Association and the Beaufort County Animal Shelter. Owners Jen and Jeff Prekop have been working with feral cats since the shelter’s feral cat program began and foster kittens at their shop.

Bella Rose (Tami Baxter) Bandit (Sarah Holzer-Vazquez)

Maggie (Ryan and Jessica Martz)

HOW THEY HELP The Island Funeral Home & Crematory, which offers pet service options, supports the Hilton Head Humane Association through monetary contributions to events such as the Dog Walk at Coligny, the Four-Legged Frolic and as a Valentines greetings sponsor. They also donate to the Heritage Foundation with HHHA as the recipient.

KIPPER (Cassandra Oliveira)

HOW THEY HELP Bistro 17 owner Jim Buckingham is a longtime animal supporter. He offers a puppy menu along with fine French cuisine at his Shelter Cove Harbour restaurant, and on certain Mondays throughout the year, he donates dinner sales to the Hilton Head Humane Association.

Meika (Megan Malear)

Pogo & Rory (Danielle Kristin Jarvis)

Buddy (John and Deb Swartz)

Douglas (Frank Lynch)

DUKE (Peggy Garcia)

Cleo (Wylie and Stuart Small)

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Jake (Beth Castelli)

HOW THEY HELP Heritage Animal Hospital supports the Hilton Head Humane Association through attending community fundraising events and donating services/pet related items for their auctions. Their favorite event is the HHHA Dog Walk, where they sell cooling pet collars and all of the proceeds benefit HHHA.

Macallan (Ginny Whitehead) Mr. Retro (John Cranford)

HOW THEY HELP Evergreen Pet Lodge assists the Hilton Head Humane Association with boarding overflow issues and has supported and donated to several fundraisers, including the Four-Legged Frolic, the Valentine’s Day event, the Beach Dog Walk, the Halloween event, the St. Patrick’s Day event, Pets on the Promenade and the Christmas event.

Max (Lucy Perez)

HOW THEY HELP Southpaw Pet Resort is actively involved with the Hilton Head Humane Association, supporting fundraisers through donations and involvement in local events. The resort helps facilitate adoptions as much as possible by increasing the public’s awareness of the association’s programs and events.

Andy (Patricia A. Koval)

HOW THEY HELP

Lucy (Brandi Allen)

Peyton (Andrea Studenc)

Coligny True Value Hardware and White Dog Trading Company both support the Hilton Head Humane Association financially and are involved in the events that are sponsored by the shelter.

Daffney (Gary and Diane Gaffney)

T (Jodi and Tal Willis)

howard (Dayle Thomas)

Sammy (Carmen DeCecco)

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Eddy (Christine Breitenbach)

Sailor (Mary Doyle)

HOW THEY HELP Captain Woody’s hosts annual oyster roasts and donates a percentage of money raised to the Hilton Head Humane Association.

Savannah (Brooke Nesbitt)

HOW THEY HELP Beach Properties of Hilton Head supports the Hilton Head Humane Association’s Dog Walk, both monetarily and with beach pails they place all materials in for participants. Many staff members also donate either monetarily or through their thrift store with goods such as food, litter, blankets and more.

Cricket & Maxx (Andrea Smith)

haley shrimp (Majka Yarbrough)

Maci Boyd (Jill Boyd)

HOW THEY HELP FACES DaySpa supports the Hilton Head Humane Association by donating gift certificates and services throughout the year.

Kaylee (Angie Houston)

Ahsoka & Cusack (Amy Tapley)

jasper (Lisa Kennedy)

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BY JOHN HUDZINSKI PHOTOS BY W PHOTOGRAPHY

ARMY’S FIRST 3-STAR FEMALE OFFICER NOW THE QUEEN OF HILTON HEAD’S FERAL COLONIES

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n a place known for thousands of luxury homes, vacation condos and guest houses, there are other residential enclaves tucked away on the island. They are feral cat colonies, outdoor areas in the woods where a loyal team of volunteers help trap stray and wild cats and have them spayed or neutered, as well as inoculated for rabies and other diseases. Due to their lifestyle, they are basically unadoptable and therefore returned to their natural habitat after treatment. It’s there in these selfdescribed colonies where the volunteers provide the feral cats with food and water daily which enables them to maintain a healthy lifestyle on the island.

Several cat colonies on Hilton Head Island are maintained by volunteers on a regular basis. Some feed cats in their colonies on a daily basis while others volunteer on periodic specific days to help with the daily feedings. Pet food manufacturers donate a large amount of food for the feral cat feedings. One of the loyal, conscientious volunteers in the feral cat program is Claudia Kennedy, a Hilton Head resident, who is a retired U.S. Army general. Kennedy, affectionately known as the “Cat Lady,” oversees two cat colonies on the island. Kennedy, who was the first woman to hold a three-star Army rank, said she has had a lifelong love of cats, starting when she was a self-described Army brat growing up in a military family. She said

she has owned many cats over the years and all were either adopted at animal shelters, strays, or cats given to her by friends and work acquaintances. Today, Kennedy uses her military discipline background to maintain her cat colony on a daily basis. She rises at 6:30 a.m. and starts her feeding between 7 and 7:30 a.m. at the nearby wooded site. She religiously feeds dry food on paper plates and water to her cat colony of five. Kennedy also sponsors a second colony but pays someone to feed the cats in that group on a regular basis. Kennedy said she became involved with the feral cat program because of her love of cats and her lifelong belief in spaying and neutering as a means of conAugust 2013 51

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PETS trolling the wild cat population and keeping them healthy. “There are a large number of remarkable volunteers on the island who diligently do this work. One woman has fed more than 600 cats over the years,” Kennedy said. Kennedy proves that one person can make a difference. Over the years, she has helped 36 cats in colonies and said she only had one that had to be euthanized because of a serious injury. The feral cat program, sponsored by the Hilton Head Island Humane Association, uses safe traps that are baited with moist, meaty cat food. “Some of the feral cats, particularly those near restaurant waste disposal sites, are well-fed and are very coy about eating food set in the traps,” Kennedy said. The feral cat program helps control the wild cat population and contributes to the cats living a longer and healthier life in the wild. “They are not eating wild birds and moles, therefore they are keeping their weight down by

MANY FERAL CATS CALL THE GREENERY HOME

Greenery employee Janet Fanning poses with one of the shop’s cats.

The Greenery Garden Center on Hilton Head Island is known for its lush nursery items, unique gifts and knowledgeable staff. It’s also famous for the cats the staff and customers have adopted.

The Greenery first adopted a cat almost 20 years ago for its office, which was the old church building. That tortoise-shell kitty named Kelly lived a comfortable life at The Greenery for 19 years. Since then, several feral cats have also made The Greenery’s Garden Center and Antiques Shop their home. Customers are often greeted with a small meow or the feeling of a soft cat brushing by their leg.

eating healthy food provided to them by the volunteers,’’ she said. Volunteers on nearby Daufuskie Island, for example, have been very successful with their feral cat spaying and neutering program and have not had a kitten born in the wild in the past three years. Once captured, the cats are taken back to the association’s shelter and then transferred to the group’s spaying clinic in Ridgeland. Once spayed or neutered and inoculated, the cats spend another two days in the Hilton Head shelter before being returned to their wild habitat. Last year the organization processed 900 feral cats in Beaufort County, many of which were on Hilton Head. They hope to spay or neuter about 1,000 this year. Hilton Head Humane began its feral cat spaying and neutering program in 1994. The shelter, open daily from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., is located at 10 Humane Way, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926. For additional information call 843-681-8686. M The Greenery is an employee-owned company, sometimes referred to as a family. These four-legged, purring machines are part of that family. The Greenery pays for food, but the staff members provide their own money to pay for any additional needs such as medical. The Greenery’s employees say they enjoy taking care of the furry and friendly neighbors and the customers seem to appreciate the welcoming and loving atmosphere the cats bring to the shop. The Hilton Head Humane Association has a spay/neuter program for feral cats and customers often make a donation to this program at the counter when they visit The Greenery.

CUT-A-THON PLANNED Tara’s of Hilton Head is hosting a CutA-Thon from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sept. 21 to benefit the feral cat program. Salons on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton will be offering haircuts for free with a donation to the Mary Olsen Feral Cat Program. A wrap-up party with prizes is planned following the event at Captain Woody’s. Call Hilton Head Humane at 843-681-8686 for salon locations and party details.

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FASHION

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heat COOL FASHION COAST TO COAST Local photographer Krisztian Lonyai grabbed the hottest fashion from local shops, hopped on a plane and flew to sunny California for a scorching fashion shoot in the desert.

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WORTH dress by Worth Choosing a simple blue dress as a wardrobe standard makes it easy to dress appropriately for a variety of situations.

GIGI’S BOUTIQUE dress by Max and Cleo Step out in this luxe dress for a sophisticated look. Elegant chiffon dress with dazzling gold-tone hardware at spaghetti straps and racerback.

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AFFORDABLES APPAREL dress by Paperdoll Ideal for days at the beach, lingering suppers al fresco, and, with the right accessories, a formal event. You’ll never want to take it off.

OUTSIDE HILTON HEAD dress by Horny Toad When life heats up, pop on this stunner and sail seamlessly from a morning meeting to dinner with your BFF and all points in-between. August 2013 55

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QUIET STORM dress by Lucy Love This dress is empirical evidence that simple pleasures rule. It’s so comfortable that when you wear it for more socially demanding occasions you’ll feel a little like you’re cheating.

RADIANCE dress by Ark & Co. necklace by Robin Goodfellow True dress connoisseurs know that excellence happens when fabric, shape and fit alchemize. This ensemble looks just as great with boots as it does with sandals. 56 hiltonheadmonthly.com

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PORCUPINE dress by Marc Jacobs shoes by Rebecca Minkoff She wore red — that’s all you have to say. Those three words conjure up a woman who’s sexy, confident and quick with a comeback.

ISLAND GIRL silk shirt by Skirtin Around necklace by Whitley V jeans by Miss M A sophisticated and sleek top paired with a trendy and comfortable bottom results in an unforgettable look. August 2013 57

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back to school

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

 Take a closer look at these fashionable yet functional Linkskin frames, constructed without soldering, screws or hinges. The provided case is also made from recycled plastic. Carolina Optical, 878 Fording Island Rd. in Bluffton, 843-836-3937. CAROLINA OPTICAL

 Stack your spirit with these fun, college-themed bangles. Mix and match for lots of different looks on game day. Palmetto Moon, Tanger II entrance (next to Old Navy), 843-837-1116. PALMETTO MOON

 Things have come a long way since walking uphill, both ways, in the snow and carrying your books with a strap. The Quicksilver Schoolie Backpack carries its own (and yours, too) with awesome extras such as an insulated cooler pocket, multiple compartments for organizing your gear and padded ergonomic shoulder straps.  School’s definitely in! Tons of color options to choose from. Quiet Storm, Coligny Plaza, 843-671-2551. QUIET STORM

 Protect your books and other school supplies from the elements with this storm-treated Under Armour Hustle Backpack, shown in royal with white. Belk, The Mall at Shelter Cove, 843-686-8710. BELK

 With a planner from Lilly Pulitzer, you will be able to schedule those ever-important social functions and arrive in style. Island Girl, Sea Pines (843363-3883) and Coligny Plaza (843-686-6000) locations. ISLAND GIRL

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BRIDAL LEAH MCCARTHY Weddings with Leah leah@weddingswithleah.com

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OMANTIC VIEWS, PERFECTLY MANICURED LAWNS, ALL IN A COMFORTABLE ATMOSPHERE ... THAT IS A COUNTRY CLUB WEDDING. Country club weddings are some of the best options for couples when selecting a venue, not only because of the exquisite surroundings they provide, but because of the benefits they have to offer the bride and groom. Country club weddings typically have at least one full-time employee dedicated to catering and events. Country clubs have an in-house banquet staff, tables, chairs and most times an indoor and outdoor option for ceremony and reception, which is beneficial if you are marrying in the off season (or in the heat of summer!). If you are a member of the club, or an immediate family member of the country club member, you may receive additional benefits such as discounts off room rental or complimentary valet parking services. There are many wedding services all in the same place, which helps couples make their wedding planning easier. Plus, if you just can’t seem to decrease your guest list, their banquet rooms can host a larger number of guests in one area than other smaller venue options. Hilton Head Island and Bluffton have many gorgeous, first-class country club options for your wedding. Take a look at some of the ones we’ve highlighted in this section! M

Country Club of Hilton Head The clubhouse at the Country Club of Hilton Head has three versatile and inviting rooms available for your celebration, as well as a beautiful garden site for ceremonies.

Indigo Run The Golf Club at Indigo Run provides beautiful private dining rooms for all occasions. With great views, great privacy and perfect service, your events bring lasting memories.

Hampton Hall With an outdoor ceremony on the palmlined lakefront patio, to the reception in the Seabrook Ballroom, celebrate your wedding in the heart of the Lowcountry. (Photo by Mark Williams Studios)

Sea Pines Country Club Situated in a picturesque, private setting of Hilton Head’s marshlands and lush green fairways, Sea Pines Country Club is an ideal setting for your special function. (Photo by Tracy Turpen)

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Save the Date Hilton Head Monthly’s annual Bridal Show coming to Hilton Head Monthly is partnering with The Westin Hilton Head Resort & Spa for the 2014 Bridal Show. Heading into its seventh year, the annual event has transformed into the premier bridal event of the Lowcountry, introducing future brides and grooms to wedding vendors such as florists, photographers, caterers, bakers, videographers, dress makers and venue hosts. “The show has grown into such a big event, we needed to broaden our space,” Hilton Head Monthly publisher Lori Goodridge-Cribb said. “The Westin is the perfect place for our 2014 event. We are extremely excited about it.” The show is set for 1-4 p.m. on Feb. 9 in the Grand Ballroom. Many vendors provide sample menus, from food and beverage to floral arrangements and example photography.

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by Hilton Head Monthly What: 2014 Bridal Show by Hilton Head Monthly When: 1-4 p.m., Feb. 9, 2014 Where: The Westin Hilton Head Resort & Spa, 2 Grasslawn Ave. Details: 843-842-6988, ext. 231 There will also be live music, drawings and a chance to have your wedding captured in two pages of an upcoming issue of Hilton Head Monthly. Tickets go on sale in September. “Hilton Head is a good place for a destination wedding,” GoodridgeCribb said. “With all the great vendors here, it is the perfect place for an event like this.”

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hen people see the word “cleanse,” many assume it’s a quick way to slim down, a fad diet that has been given some legitimacy by celebrity backers like Dr. Oz and Gwyneth Paltrow. But the real objective of the detoxifying diet is much more important, says Hilton Head chiropractor Dr. Brett Stohrer. If you’re not cleansing your body of the toxins within, Stohrer says, you’re contributing to its demise. “You dig your grave with your teeth,” says Stohrer, owner of Hilton Head Natural Medicine Center, who practices homeopathic medical care, including emphases on nutrition and mindbody medicine. “So what we eat has an effect on a cellular level.” Some have touted the benefits of a fast cleanse, a 48-hour or weeklong process of detoxifying the system. But Dr. Blaine Crevar of Crevar Chiropractic in North Charleston says such a quick fix can actually lead to more trouble

because of what exactly is hanging around inside us. “Studies show we absorb many toxins through our lungs, skin and intentional ingestion. As many as 700 synthetic chemicals and heavy metals can be found in our systems by the age of 58, and the majority of these are fat soluble and bind to fat cells and connective tissue,” Crevar says. “They wreak enough havoc there, but even more so when they are ‘detoxified.’ That term means breaking the bond site and allowing them to get into the bloodstream. If that happens and they are still only fat soluble, they cause even more problems, like flu symptoms, headaches, mental fog and joint pain.” Instead of a speed-cleanse, Crevar leads his patients – and himself – through a six-week program of eating “all the fruit, vegetables, chicken, fish and turkey you want,” along with a protein supplement and natural antiinflammatory supplements. “The supplements we use not only detoxify, but allow for proper

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drainage … by changing those toxins from fat soluble to water soluble, so the body can eliminate them appropriately,” he says. They also deal with inflammation issues that Crevar says contribute to diseases such as cancer, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and others. “If you look at some of the research, there are more than 200 diseases – that we know of – that are related to oxidative stress, which means basically too many toxins and not enough antioxidants to counter them,” Stohrer says. Stohrer says cleansing should be more of a lifestyle choice than a short-term solution. “Your body can be cleansed with every meal,” he says, simply by eating fruits, vegetables and protein, selecting organic fruits and vegetables and free-range chicken. Using a juicer is a great idea, as is staying away from simple carbohydrates and processed food. After six weeks of the Repair and Clear cleanse that Crevar’s patients follow, they begin to

slowly reintroduce certain proinflammatory foods – gluten, dairy, nuts, red meat, soy, grains – that were avoided during those six weeks. One food is added every three days, so if any ill effects are felt the patient knows he or she has a sensitivity to that food and should avoid it. “It’s really intended to clean your slate,” Crevar said of the cleanse. “And to find out what you’re sensitive to and make a decision as to how to eat in the future.” Finally, Stohrer believes the body isn’t the only thing we should work on detoxifying. “Thinking can create toxins in the system as well,” he says. “Guilt, shame, anger, fear, they change the biochemistry. Thoughts of love and caring change the biochemistry for the better. The body is really just a reflection of the mind; they’re one. So detoxing the mind is important. “We have the power to heal ourselves,” he says. “We just have to activate that power.” M August 2013 63

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SPORTS

HILTON HEAD MONTHLY'S BY JUSTIN JARRETT

High School Football Preview LOCAL TEAMS READY TO SHINE BRIGHT UNDER FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS BY JUSTIN JARRETT

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or now, football fields across Beaufort County act as quiet sanctuaries belying the excitement that will begin to stir in a few short weeks. Soon, the whir of blades will cut the shaggy grass down to a fast track. The yard lines will be painted a fresh, gleaming white. The scoreboards will pop to life. The lights will again shine on Friday night.  Area private schools can begin practice Aug. 1, and public schools can follow a day later with three short weeks to prepare for the weekly ritual that captivates audiences each Friday evening in the fall.  Who will be the next breakout gridiron star from the Lowcountry? Can the Bluffton Bobcats continue their claim as a budding state powerhouse? Will Year 2 under B.J. Payne see the Hilton Head Seahawks make a deeper run in the playoffs? Can Hilton Head Christian preserve its private-school dynasty with a new coach at the helm? Or will Hilton Head Prep unseat its rival? It's time to find out all that and more in your primer for the 2013 high school football season.

FIND IT ONLINE 2013 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULES are available online at www.hiltonheadmonthly.com

HILTON HEAD HIGH If B.J. Payne knows anything from his previous life as a professional wrestler, it's how to put on a show. And Payne certainly injected energy and excitement into the Hilton Head Island High School football program in his first season at the helm, but the Seahawks managed only a 5-6 record and bowed out in the first round of the Class 3-A playoffs. Year 2 tends to be the time when a new coach really begins to make his mark, and Payne thinks his team is poised to make a big jump despite losing a number of key players to graduation. "We're really excited," Payne said. "We have our key group of guys, the upperclassmen who we're counting on to be our leaders, but we're really excited about the younger classes, too. … They're doing everything right. They're putting themselves in position to have success on the field and off."

Gone is quarterback Michael Julian, who will take his snaps at NCAA Division I Toledo this fall, and the Seahawks' pass-happy offensive attack went with him — at least for now. "We build our offense around a P-F-P philosophy — players, formations, plays," Payne said. "You have to do what your personnel dictates. We have a Division I tailback, and we have a big bulldozer in front of him, and we have a strong offensive line. … We're not going to throw the ball 60 times a game, but we're not going to be three-yards-and-acloud-of-dust, either. We'll still run the offense with some pace." That tailback is senior Khalil Lewis, who rushed for a school-record 1,703 yards a year ago and will again have two-way standout Poona Ford paving the way for him at fullback. The offensive line returns three starters, and Payne thinks that unit could be one of the Seahawks' most pleasant surprises.  The biggest question on offense

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is who will step in for Julian. Sophomore Aidan Hegarty emerged as the backup last year and presents a dual threat, but senior Ben Olliff is healthy after being limited to playing defense following a injury to his throwing hand last year. "We're in a good situation with those two guys," Payne said. "Both guys bring different things to the table." Payne thinks the development of a young secondary will be the biggest key to success on defense, but he also believes star players like Ford, a major Division I prospect, must live up to their expectations in order for the Seahawks to contend for a region title. "The guys who are our big guys need to play like prime-time players," Payne said, also lumping in Lewis and senior linebacker Chase Rinehart with that group. "We can't afford for them to take a step back. They have to be the guys we expect them to be."

BLUFFTON Leading into each of his first three seasons at Bluffton High School, Ken Cribb's lofty expectations have been met with a degree of cynicism. When he talked about winning eight or nine games with a team that had never made the playoffs, folks laughed.  The Bobcats won 12 and finished as Class 3-A Lower State runner-up. When doubters called that a fluke, all Cribb's team did for an encore was go 14-1 and reach the Class 3-A state final. And when the move to Class 4-A was supposed to return Bluffton to reality last year, the Bobcats instead returned to the state semifinals. So forgive Cribb if he can't help but laugh at the notion of a rebuilding year in Bluffton.

"We've graduated the house and everybody's thinking it will be a rebuilding year," Cribb said. "I'm actually excited thinking we can play at least as well as we have. I'm not sure we can't be better." Gone are a number of key players — including star quarterback C.J. Frazier, leading rusher Tykeem Major, top receivers Marquis Webber and Demetrius Smalls and starting offensive linemen Yerko Castedo and Austin Chittum — but Cribb has proven during his tenure at Bluffton that he can plug just about any talented athlete into his offensive system and have success.  Junior quarterback Alex Davis isn't yet the polished passer that Frazier was, but he is a much greater threat to run. Along with seniors Gerald Roberson and Jawara Middleton at the wings and B.J. Hill at superback, Cribb thinks the offense can be more balanced, if not as explosive, as last year's.  As much as it pains an offensive mastermind like Cribb to say it, though, these Bobcats will be built around their defense. Sure, leading tackler Rogan Ferguson graduated along with defensive backs Anthony Smith, Jeremy Scott and John Treretola, but the Bobcats figure to have one of the top defensive lines in the state, if not beyond. Led by highly-touted junior Shameik Blackshear, who has committed to South Carolina, and senior K.J. Ford, who is being courted by N.C. State, among others, Bluffton will have two of the state's top prospects as bookends. And Cribb thinks one of the players between them, defensive tackle Mike Jones, will turn scouts' heads, as well. "Defensively, we'll be the best we've been," Cribb said. "We have more size, strength and speed than we've ever had on that side of the ball." August 2013 65

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HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN Longtime coach Tommy Lewis left Hilton Head Christian Academy in January and took his son — and starting quarterback — Caleb with him. But he left behind a winning tradition that new coach Ryan Mitch and the team he has inherited don't intend to let go of without a fight. "The first time we met, the tone of the meeting was they didn't want to be the senior class to stop the trend of state championships," Mitch said. "And I told them I don't want to be the person who stops the streak, either, coming in as a new coach." It's with that lofty goal that Mitch begins his tenure with the Eagles, who are the two-time defending champions in SCISA Class 2-A and won four titles and reached the championship game two more times during the last seven years of Lewis' 10-year tenure.  In addition to the Lewis duo, the Eagles also lost leading rusher Tyler Chisholm, twoway standouts Clay Oliver and Reed Shindell, and game-changing defensive backs J.D. Reichel and Jamario Williams to graduation. It didn't take long for Mitch to see that they returned their emotional leader, though, in senior Brad Meccariello.  "The team kind of goes how he goes," Mitch said. Meccariello will take over at quarterback, running Mitch's spread offense that features a heavy dose of short passes and read-option run plays, a perfect fit for his skill set.  "He's getting better with the passing stuff, but he's a tough kid and he's a great athlete," Mitch said of his new quarterback. "I think it really gives us an advantage there with him being able to run the ball. He's so dangerous with the ball in his hands." He will have an explosive backfield mate in senior transfer Devontae Doe, who rushed for 1,379 yards and 13 touchdowns for Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School last season, and the duo will have an opportunity to run behind an experienced offensive line. The defensive unit also will be affected by coaching turnover, with longtime coordinator Vinnie Emery stepping down, but experienced assistant Smitty Cooler has taken over those responsibilities and will keep the Eagles' base defense in place.  Mitch also hopes to keep the Eagles' title of state champions intact.

"That's the goal," he said. "I like that pressure. It's a lot better than coming into a situation where winning two or three games will be considered a success. That's not a lot of fun."

HILTON HEAD PREP When Kevin Wald reported for his first day as head football coach at Hilton Head Prep, he found only 12 players staring back at him, barely enough to field a team and not even close to enough to hold a productive practice. But things have taken a positive turn as the Dolphins head into their second year under Wald, as 28 players reported for spring practice and the commitment level this summer has impressed Wald, who led Prep to a 5-5 record but fell short of the SCISA Class 2-A playoffs in his first season.  "When I came here, I was committed to building a program," Wald said. "I wanted to do it the right way — through character, discipline and integrity — and I think so far that's what we've done." The Dolphins lost only five seniors off last year's team, but that group includes starting quarterback Charlie Wilmot, leading receiver Logan Clark and defensive standout Austin Baker. Prep returns perhaps its top player on both sides of the ball, though, with Teron Daley back after rushing for 751 yards and 10 touchdowns and collecting 108 tackles. Wald expects Daley to become the focal point of the option-oriented offense and predicts he will eclipse 1,000 yards rushing behind an experienced offensive line. Daley also will anchor a defense that returns its top six tacklers from a year ago and eight of the top nine. "We have a lot of guys that made a lot of plays back," Wald said. "We have a lot of experience, so I look for us to be much improved defensively." The Dolphins also have some question marks — including who will win the starting quarterback job with sophomores Tyler Fox and E.J. Churchich competing for the position — but most of them come from the influx of new players who didn't join the team a year ago. That's the kind of problem Wald likes to have. "There's a lot of excitement with Prep football right now. There's a lot of enthusiasm," Wald said. "I think the stars are kind of lining up for us to take a big step." M August 2013 67

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First Tee coming to HHI It was just happenstance when Kim Likins, director of the Hilton Head Boys & Girls Club, found plans to build a golf course near the organization’s facility. by Jessica Sparks “When I started about two years ago, I found in a back closet some plans that had The First Tee on them, and they were around the club here, and it was basically the design of a 9-hole golf course,” she said. “There was some information with them that was associated with the Heritage Foundation, so I contacted them more out of curiosity than anything else.” That set into motion a series of meetings and decisions that will bring The First Tee to Hilton Head. The First Tee is a national organization supported by the PGA, LPGA, USGA and other organizations. Its mission is to provide young people with educational programs based around golf that build character and promote life skills. “The focus is to grow the game of golf, but to also have character values and skills built into the lessons,” Likins said. “The beauty about this for us, as a Boys & Girls Club, is these integrate tightly with our core values.” There are nine core values The First Tee specifically promotes through lessons and training: Honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment While the Boys and Girls Club already has a couple of golf-based programs, The First Tee is more about life skills than golf, says Board of Directors member Gerrold Walker. “The First Tee’s objective is less about golf and more about access to golf and through golf generating the life skills that you could use forever —­ honesty, integrity, good judgment,” he said. “The things that the Boys and Girls Club advocates in terms of good citizens, The First Tee also advocates those same set of values. It’s not about a farm for golfers, the next generation of golfers, it’s more of an incubator for the generation of citizens.” To support The First Tee program, the Boys and Girls Club will be building a training facility around the organization building on Gum

Tree road. The training facility, planned out by Clyde Johnston, will have a small shop and a driving range with about 25 tee boxes. There will also be a practice green for chipping and putting, and possibly a bunker. Finally, there will be a few teaching tees with target greens so players can attempt one or two holes. “So it would be a place where they could really have the ability to practice almost every aspect of the game of golf, and most importantly, go through the programming of The First Tee, which incorporates the life skills.” Children will have the opportunity to play full rounds at partnered courses, Likins said. Currently, the Boys and Girls Club has arrangements with area courses for its Hooked on Golf and PGA Golf programs. Unlike those programs, The First Tee has a training program for coaches and mentors that incorporates the nine core values. “Volunteers from the community, we hope, will come forward and want to become coaches,” Likins said. “Once kids sign up and we have all of the coaches, coaches will have a team almost and they will decide the best day and time for his lessons with his group of kids. Part of that will be play time.” Volunteers, so far, have been the core of getting The First Tee to the area. All of the work so far — planning of the land and designs of the course, for example — has been done pro bono for the Boys and Girls Club. Likins hopes other businesses will step up to help with the rest of the process. The estimated cost will be $600,000 to $700,000 to build the facility. After analyzing operations at The First Tee programs in Savannah and Columbia, Likins and Walker estimate the maintenance cost to be $170,000 a year, including equipment replacement. Likins and Walker hope to have the first group of children through the program between fall 2014 and spring 2015. M

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'School's Out'

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reak out the boa constrictors, put on your favorite straitjacket and have a seat in an electric chair. Alice Cooper, the notorious Godfather of Shock Rock, is coming to Hilton Head for the 2013 Celebrity Golf Tournament. The popular event, which takes place every Labor Day weekend, matches amateur golfers with sports and entertainment celebrities such as actor Alan Thicke, Food Network star Robert Irvine and actor Brian Baumgartner, better known as Kevin from The Office. The celebrities and amateurs play three of the most respected courses in the Lowcountry: The Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course at Palmetto Dunes Resort (Aug. 30), the Arnold Palmer Signature Course at Wexford Plantation (Aug. 31) and Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines Resort (Sept. 1). Proceeds benefit 20 well-deserving children's charities in the South Carolina Lowcountry. M

Celebrity Golf What: 2013 Hilton Head Island Celebrity Golf Tournament When: Aug. 30-Sept. 1 Where: Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course at Palmetto Dunes (Aug. 30), Arnold Palmer Signature Course at Wexford Plantation (Aug. 31), Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines Resort (Sept. 1) Details: hhcelebritygolf.com

2013 CELEBRITY GUESTS Name, Claim to Fame Alice Cooper, musician

Taniya Nayak, Food Network star

Anthony Anderson, actor on Law and Order

Tom Bury, Food Network star

Alan Thicke, actor and game show host

Henry Cho, comedian

Robert Irvine, Food Network star

Merril Hodge, NFL player

Jay DeMarcus, member of Rascal Flatts

Paula Trickey, actress on The O.C.

Joe Don Rooney, member of Rascal Flatts

Mark Collins, NFL player

Brian Baumgartner, Kevin from The Office

Mark Malone, NFL player

Richard Schiff, actor on The West Wing

Gus Williams, NBA player

Dennis Haysbert, Voice from Allstate commercials

Sam Hennings, actor from Pawn Shop Chronicles

Dwight Hicks, NFL player

D. Vincent Williams, musician

Gary Valentine, actor on The King of Queens

Dillon Dixon, musician

Kevin Sorbo, actor on Xena: Warrior Princess

Tony Womack, MLB player

Beau MacMillan, Food Network star

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Thad Darber, World One Club champion

Phil Varone, drummer of Saigon Kick

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Make sure the reward is worth the risk BY DOUG WEAVER | PHOTO BY ROB TIPTON

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hit my drive into the Palmetto trees. As you can see, I have two options. One is a clear path to the fairway to the right of the trees. The second option is a gap between the trees that I must keep it low, straight and it requires that I fly the ball over the rough an extra 50 yards. I must consider the risk/reward. The first option has little risk, however, I will have a 180-yard 5 iron into the green. The second option of going through the gap has high risk. If I am successful, I will only have a 100 sand wedge to the green. Which do I take? Johnny Miller, winner of the 1973 Heritage and the 1973 U.S. Open used to live in Palmetto Dunes Resort. He was known for practicing in the trees so he could develop trajectory control and shape the shots to fade and draw. Some power points to keep in mind when executing the highrisk option of going through the gap.

1. Have someone else watch the ball flight. When you look up, you will not like what you see. When a golfer looks up too early, it changes the posture and alignment, therefore changing the direction and trajectory the ball is going. 2. Remember to practice this shot before you try it on the course. Miller would help the pro by hitting the range balls out of the practice range woods. 3. Swing down and the ball goes up. Most golfers get anxious taking the high-risk option and tighten the swing, resulting in shorter arms and a topped ball that bounces, staying in trouble. Do your pre-shot routine. Accentuate your breathing and relax and do not go to the ball until your arms feel long and relaxed. I invite you to do a playing lesson with me. "Play with the Pro" and learn as you go. M

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News & Notes had extended his lead over UC Berkeley's Michael Weaver to two shots by the time play was stopped. University of South Florida's Chase Koepka took home the third place trophy. Stewart's win at the Players Amateur earns him an exemption into the 2014 RBC Heritage.

Palmetto Hall announces re-grassing project A re-grassing project is currently underway on the Arthur Hills Course at Palmetto Hall Plantation Club. The facility closed its course in May to replace the grass on all the tees, fairways and roughs with new Celebration Bermudagrass. During the re-grassing project, the existing turf will be eradicated and removed. After which, the new Celebration Bermudagrass will be planted in the form of sprigs and sod and the grow-in of the new plantings will be monitored and managed. The re-grassing project is being completed on the tees, roughs and fairways and the entire process takes approximately three and a half months. The Arthur Hills course is scheduled to reopen for play on Sept. 16. In the meantime, golfers can still enjoy The Robert Cupp Course, which is open for play throughout the summer. Future plans for re-grassing the Robert Cupp Course and the Club’s practice facilities are being proposed for the summer of 2014. Course reopens on Lady's Island The Golf Club at Pleasant Point Plantation, which has been closed since 2006, is now open for play. Located at 8 Barnwell Drive on Lady's Island, the 18-hole course offers rates of $35 Monday-Friday and $40 Saturday and Sunday. Nine-hole ($20-$23) and twilight rates ($14-$22) are also available. Find more information online at www.tgccppp.com. Stewart wins Players Am It wasn’t the finish Hunter Stewart envisioned, but the Vanderbilt rising junior enjoyed the perks of winning the 14th annual Players Amateur just the same, claiming the title after the final round was cut short because of hard rain on July 12 at Berkeley Hall Club. Play was suspended because of rain and flooding at 12:30 p.m., with the leaders having played five holes. Earlier, play was suspended for two hours with just four groups on the course. Heavy rain was forecasted to continue for the rest of the afternoon so Stewart was declared the champion and the results reverted to the 54-hole scores. Stewart led all three rounds of the tournament and

Big Easy visits Haig Point Professional golfer Ernie Els visited Daufuskie Island's Haig Point on July 9 as part of a sponsored Royal Bank of Canada outing. The four-time major champion had good things to say about the Rees Jones Signature layout, "It is really nice," Els said. "It has a natural look to it with lots of doglegs. It's just an enjoyable course. You have to drive it well and there are some good par 5s, like the 14th. That's a beautiful hole. I really enjoyed it here. Rees Jones did a hell of a job here. He kept the natural beauty of the island. It's a naturallooking Lowcountry golf course." Els carded a 7-under-par 65 in his round. Local golfer qualifies for US Women's Amateur Former Hilton Head Island High School golfer Lily Bartell qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur Aug. 5-11 at the Country Club of Charleston. Bartell qualified by firing a 73 on July 1 at Cougar Point on Kiawah Island, earning one of 10 qualifying spots. Bartell is heading into her sophomore season as a golfer at the University of Bowling Green. In high school, Bartell led the Seahawks to a second place finish in the state golf tournament and was an all-region selection in 2010. Local junior selected for Euro Cup Hilton Head Island's Nick Russell, 15, was one of 14 players selected to compete for the International Junior Golf Tour's Team USA in the upcoming Euro Cup in St. Andrews, Scotland. Russell and the rest of Team USA take on the Canadian Junior Golf Association July 31Aug. 2. The competition includes six rounds (three practice, three competitive) in Scotland at Scotscraig Golf Club, Leven Golf Club and Drumoig Golf Club. Russell and Team USA won the North America Cup, a three-day Ryder Cup-style event July 3 in Toronto. Russell went 1-0-2 in three matches. Pro with local ties arrested PGA Tour golfer Kris Blanks was arrested June 30 at Palm Beach International Airport when security officers found that his carry-on bag contained a gun with ammunition in its magazine. Deputies said Blanks, a former Bluffton resident, told them he had forgotten to take the gun out of his bag after returning home from a previous trip. He was arrested on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and released that morning on $3,000 bail. Blanks' best finish on the PGA Tour is second at the 2010 Puerto Rico Open. He now lives in Jupiter, Fla. August 2013 71

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SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT

Lowcountry celebrates Independence Day

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ndependence Day was celebrated with barbecue and fireworks on July 4 across the Lowcountry.Fireworks shows at Sea Pines Resort (above) and Shelter Cove went off without a hitch while the display at Skull Creek experienced technical difficulties.

z Kailyn Kenny, 3, celebrates the Fourth of July with an American flag and a sparkler.  Kathy Hegan (left) and Jessica Deckert had a blast tubing on the May River.

 OMBRA Cucina Rustica is now a proud of member of the Hilton Head IslandBluffton Chamber of Commerce. Their ribbon cutting was held in July with Town of Hilton Head Mayor Drew Laughlin, Michael and Lauren Cirafesi, owners of OMBRA Cucina Rustica, and Ray Deal of the Chamber of Commerce.

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orkshop Productions hosted a zombie makeup workshop for teens on June 27 at the Bluffton Branch Library. Participants learned the history and application of special-effects makeup for the stage, TV and movies.

 Abigail and Lara Martel show off their injuries. x Lauren Nygen gets a bloodied lip. q Michael Zoodsma displays his bruised arm

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GET in the spotlight To submit photos from your event or party e-mail editor@hiltonheadmonthly.com or you can share them directly from your Facebook page by liking us on Facebook. All photos courtesy those pictured unless otherwise noted.

p Larkin Patsch does the Nestea Plunge into Point Comfort Creek.

p Many golfers and tennis players turned out for the Weichert Charity Golf and Tennis Tournament, held June 1 at Oldfield Golf Club in Okatie. Proceeds benefited the Children’s Center in Bluffton and Hilton Head Island. The golf format was Texas scramble and the tennis format was round robin.

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p Innovators, Board of Directors, Town Council members, Clemson University partners and Mayor Lisa Sulka celebrate the first anniversary of the Don Ryan Center for Innovation, the first business incubator in South Carolina established in  a non-metropolitan area. The center’s first graduation and anniversary celebration was May 30 at the Don Ryan Center for Innovation in Bluffton. q La Isla Magazine, New River Auto Mall and Covert Aire presented a donation of $1,123 to the Children’s Center.

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REAL ESTATE Robert Stenhammer Property Perspectives rstenhammer@hiltonheadusa.com

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ccording to the International Trade Administration 66 million international visitors came to the United States in 2012, a 6 percent increase over 2011 numbers. Canada leads all countries visiting the U.S. accounting for 32 percent of those international visitors. International tourism generated $153 billion in receipts last year and a $43 billion dollar trade surplus for our nation. The momentum is expected to continue; the International Trade Administration is forecasting that international visitors will increase by 21 percent to over 80 million international visitors by 2017. The U.S. international travel and tourism industry is finally getting the recognition it deserves as an important component of American GDP, exports and employment. The major growth we are seeing in international travel on the national level is no fluke. It is the direct result of some key initiatives that have been executed on in recent years. The 2010 U.S. Travel Promotion Act has increased the awareness of the importance of tourism

International Opportunity to our economy and created a public-private marketing powerhouse in Brand USA and their “Discover America” campaign. The Visa Waiver Program has positively influenced travel by making it easier for residents of certain countries to gain entrance the U.S. The United States Departments of Commerce and the Interior presented the National Travel and Tourism strategy to the president in 2012 as a blueprint of making America the top tourist destination in the world. International travel is big business in the U.S. and could be a key component of driving more visitors to Hilton Head Island and helping to drive our real estate market. According to a 2012 National Association of Realtors Global Research Report, international buyers purchased $83 billion dollars of U.S. real estate last year. Sales to international buyers are up 24 percent on a year over year basis and 27 percent of Realtors reported working with an international client last year. Of all the countries where travel and real

estate buyers are coming to the U.S., the best opportunity for Hilton Head Island travel and real estate demand comes from our neighbors to the North. United States residential real estate sales to Canadians is our number one market accounting for 24 percent of international sales, up from only 11percent in 2007. If you live here, you can tell just by driving around that we are a very popular place for our Canadian friends to be. It’s no coincidence that the biggest event in South Carolina, the RBC Heritage presented by Boeing is sponsored by the Royal Bank of Canada. Canadian purchasers of real estate see great value in our location, temperate year-round climate, restaurants, activities and environment. For other international buyers, the favorable real estate purchasing power and exchange rate accentuates the value that Hilton Head Island real estate offers. For the good of our tourism based economy and local property values, let’s do whatever we can do to attract and enhance the experience of international visitors to Hilton Head Island. M

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DREAM of living in a tree house? Thanks to designer Kermit Huggins, 7 Ladson Court in Hilton Head Plantation will fulfill your dreams. 3rd floor crows nest and sundeck plus an outstanding view of moss draped hardwoods, palmettos, and the Marsh and Intracoastal Waterway. 3 BR, LR, DR, Kit/ Fam Rm, 2nd floor library and office plus much more. Check out 7 Ladson Court – you will be glad you did! $795,000

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

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MAJESTIC LOWCOUNTRY SUNSETS from this Rookery neighborhood home with its neighborhood pool and activities. Close to main entrance, shopping, restaurants, the beach and all Hilton Head Island has to offer. A short distance to Spring Lake Recreation area and the Dolphin Head Beach park. 3 BR, 2.5 BA, LR & DR plus updated with granite Kitchen and Family Room. Oversized activity Room and Garage plus Screened Porch. Master bedroom has a snore room or office attached. $498,500

UNDER THE STATELY MOSS DRAPED OAKS – just off the signature 12th hole of the Country Club of Hilton Head. Short distance to the clubhouse, Spring Lake pavilion and the docks along the Intracoastal Waterway. Homesite provides a panoramic view of the fairway. Mature landscaping. 3 BR, 2.5 BA updated granite kitchen, formal LR & DR, high ceilings, wood floors, Carolina Room, 2 car garage, fireplace and more. $468,888

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HILTON HEAD PLANTATION - Enjoy Courtyard Home living.Views of the Country Club’s 9th fairway and a short distance to the Clubhouse with its pools, tennis, health club and dining. Close to Spring Lake Recreation area, Seabrook Farm, docks along the Intracoastal Waterway, and the Cypress entrance to the Plantation. 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, wood floors, high ceilings, eat-in Kitchen/Family Room combination plus a 2 car Garage with walk-up storage and a large winterized screened porch. $458,750

UPDATED GREAT ROOM, Split Bedroom floorplan home. Panoramic view of the Country Club of Hilton Head’s 9th Fairway. Conveniently located to the Seabrook Farm, Spring Lake, the Country Club and the Cypress Gate. Close to Golf, Beach, shopping, dining, biking and water activities on the Sound. Remodeled to be a Great Room floorplan with stainless and granite kitchen and baths. Garage is a heated and cooled space used as a hobby area or exercise room. $408,750

SUPER DUPER! Long southern lagoon view from the patio or Carolina Room of this Rookery home. Located in Hilton Head Plantation and near everything- only a mile from the entrance. Also, the Rookery has its own neighborhood pool and activities . 5 Hummingbird Court is a 3BR, 2.5BA formal LR and DR, updated Eat-In Kitchen/Family Room, and Carolina Room. There are wood floors, high ceilings, and cypress wall and ceilings, mature natural landscaping. $400,000

HILTON HEAD PLANTATION VALUE, Great Location – oversized patio homesite a short distance to the Bluff along the Port Royal Sound. Good potential for an addition. Great for a vacation or 2nd home or your future home with an almost hassle free yard. Located in the heart of the plantation on a quiet cul-de-sac with open space to the front and back. 2 BR, 2 BA, Greatroom home, large patio and mature landscaping. Opportunity to own a HHP home for under $250,000 $248,500

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

WONDERFUL BEACH COTTAGE located walking distance to the ocean. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has been remodeled throughout over time and features tile and wood floors, S/S appliances, ceiling fans and a large fenced in back yard oasis with a water feature and expansive deck. The home is just a short bike ride to Coligny plaza. $495,000

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

COME BUILD YOUR PIECE OF PARADISE overlooking marsh to tidal creek on Hilton Head Island. This homesite is located in an up and coming area that has no restrictions. Watch the wildlife right outside your back door. $60,000

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UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY to own an acreage on Hilton Head Island overlooking marsh to deep water.There is a possibility to subdivide the 5 acres into multiple homesites with two of those being marshfront. Drive by and scout out this great Bank Owned property. $495,000

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ONE OF THE BEST values in Moss Creek! Golfer? Moss Creek has a great deal & 2 fantastic courses. Boater? Protected deep water docks off the intracoastal waterway. Fitness fan? New health club & inviting pool complex. Renovated in 20082010, this 3 BR, 3 BA home overlooks 3 fairways and features newer roof & stucco. Updated baths & kitchen, granite and S/S appliances, wood floors and high ceilings, and sunroom off Master. $415,000

LOWCOUNTRY HOMESITES SPANISH WELLS 618 SPANISH WELLS ROAD 5 ACRES, FORECLOSURE $495,000 HILTON HEAD PLANTATION 18 CHINA COCKLE LANE 2ND ROW SOUND $259,000

ESTATE HOME with two stall horse barn 24 x 24 with additional 8 x 24 foot overhangs on two sides for tacking and washing. 3 BR 2.5 BA with space for an office. Formal dining room. Eat-in Kitchen opens to great room w/ fireplace, custom built-in cabinetry and two story high ceilings. Pine floors throughout. Master has large bath with whirlpool, walk in shower, and tile floors.Wrought iron staircase. Open space and pool area across from the front of the home.Two new HVAC systems. $524,000

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LARGE 2 STORY HOME overlooking the lagoon in Edgefield. This home features a foyer entrance, large Great Room off the Kitchen, 4 Bedrooms upstairs and a screened in Porch. Edgefield is located off of the Buckwalter Parkway and is located near the schools and shopping. $165,000

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

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63 BAYNARD COVE – Spectacular sunsets over the marshes out to Calibogue Sound from this private estate. Own approx. 1 acre of privacy in Sea Pines; 4 bedroom home with new, top of the line kitchen, heated pool, 3 fireplaces, and 3 car garage. One of a kind! $2,200,000

7 BLACK DUCK – OCEANFRONT SEA PINES PLANTATION – Oceanfront 6 br/6 1/2 ba estate on large .4 acre lot, circular drive with 3 car garages, exceptionally well built with pier and beam construction, private oceanside pool. Elevated main level with all major rooms very spacious and open to deck oceanside. Stable section of beach in walking/biking distance to South Beach. $3,950,000

Golf/Lagoon lots on famous Harbour Town Golf Links which can be subdivided w/o buying density lot. Either remodel or tear down home and build two homes. Price of $990,000 is for both lots.

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

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

8 WOOD IBIS – SEA PINES – Beautiful 6 bedroom home on 5th walkway lot. Move-in condition. New 2-car garage with abundant storage, new roof, updated and painted inside and out. Great floorplan. Furnished with heated pool and Spa. Excellent rental or primary home. $1,595,000.

SEA PINES – The least expensive FULL SIZED LOT in Sea Pines. Do not let this one get away! $175,000

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

37 N. CALIBOGUE CAY – Fabulous 5 BR PLUS office, 6 BA home with private dock on deep water side of CC. Hardwood floors on all first floor. Smooth tray ceilings, crown moldings, gourmet kitchen, beautifully landscaped, one area with wrought iron gates. $2,350,000 $2,250,000

29 SANDFIDDLER – One of the largest residential building sites available in Sea Pines and located within the private Club Course neighborhood. Build the home of your dreams on the quiet cul-desac. Legal address: 15 Club Course/Marshview. $249,000

SEA PINES – 4TH ROW – Beautifully remodeled stucco two story with gourmet kitchen, stone floors, heated pool and spa this 3 br/3.5 ba has den and separate dining room which can be converted to 4th bedroom, easy walk to beach. Great rental projection. $949,000

36 WICKLOW DRIVE - WEXFORD – This high quality 4/5.5 home has too many features to list. Some include a 2-story foyer, Santos Mahagony wood floors, heated lagoon-like pool, 3-car garage. Built in 2006 by Randy Jeffcoat, designed by Tom Hiatt, it is a MUST SEE! $1,195,000

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Unbelievable value on this 3 bedroom/3.5 bath + OFFICE home w/beautiful lagoon views. Large open floor plan with tons of natural light some great features such as: Dual sided gas fireplace, smooth ceilings, wainscoting, laminate flooring, large walk in master bedroom closet and plenty of built-ins. Garage, tons of storage, 1st floor bedroom w/separate entrance all situated on a corner lot. Victoria Square is a gated community, w/pool and boat/trailer storage. Offered for sale for $319,000.

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{ GREAT VILLAS VALUE IN SHIPYARD } 3A Waterford:

This will be the next Shipyard villa to sell! Fully furnished golf view 2 bedroom villa in very good condition, Waterford villas are a hidden gem with their own tennis court, pool, fitness area, club house and covered bike storage! Our market is changing very quickly, if you are a serious buyer, this is the time to make the move! Only $239,000.

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Fantastic Golf View 2 bedroom in Shipyard Plantation and in perfect condition. This is the Lowest Priced Waterford and we have put this in a position to sell fast! Open living room w/fireplace, golf views from your living area and master bedroom. New heat pump and air handler. Pool and Tennis on site too. 1 owner SCREA. The lowest priced offered for $215,000.

6 Sailmaster Villas:

One of the best views in Sailmaster, an awesome private, wooded and lagoon view. This villa is centrally located in Shipyard, with easy access to both gated plantation entrances. This two-story villa features renovated bathrooms and kitchen, a fully-equipped laundry room, abundant closets and storage throughout, HVAC and hot water heater both recently-replaced, ceiling and attic fans, combination vent/heat bathroom fans, courtyard entrance, rear patio on first floor and two balconies on the second floor. The unit has never been rented, has been pet-free, and is in move-in condition, offered for $274,900.

{ BLUFFTONS BEST BUY } 6 Ashford Place:

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Enjoy ideal low maintenance living from this desirable Waverly Bordeaux model home located on a quiet cul de sac street, with tremendous open floor plan and vaulted ceilings throughout. Custom kitchen overlooking the main living area with many upgrades; including expanded floor plan (kitchen & great room); upgraded Alzhen cabinets and appliances, expanded rear porch, plantation shutters. Hampton Hall amenities; indoor/outdoor pools, tennis, fitness and optional golf, all for just $349,990.

We have worked with Rick Saba for several years in buying and selling rental property. Rick is always deeply cognizant of what is happening in the real estate market and sensitive to his client’s needs. He always has sound advice on what is a good buy or what is a proper price for a particular sale. Customer satisfaction always comes first before any of his personal financial considerations. His contemporaries hold him in high regard. He is upright and honest in every detail, diligent, extremely friendly and a person we always look forward in contacting. — Chuck & Cynthia Masalin, Sun City

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HILTON HEAD PLANTATION

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

CUSTOM BUILT. Designed perfectly for this panoramic wrap-a-round lagoon-golf view of private Bear Creek Golf Course. Great Room w/walls of glass + hardwood floors. Cozy Den/Study w/fireplace. Custom Kitchen cabinetry w/granite counter tops + stainless steel appliances. Large Master Suite. Guest Bedrooms each w/private Baths. Loft area + Office. $679,000

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SPACIOUS CUSTOM DESIGNED townhome w/a wraparound veranda. Builder allowed seller to customize this town home like no other in the community. 3 BR’s, 4 Full BA’s + a cozy Den. Chef’s Kitchen w/top of the line appliances. Granite counter tops. Private elevator + 2 Car Garage. $579,000

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

SPACIOUS 4 BR, 4 Bath maintenance free Berwick Green Villa w/over 3,000 s.f. overlooking the Lagoon + 18th Fwy of The Golf Club. Large Great Room w/Heart Pine Floors. Chef’s Kitchen w/ Gas Range. Large Master Suite, Private Elevator, 2 car Garage. Used only as a second home. $549,000

PORT ROYAL PLANTATION

FOLLY FIELD

HILTON HEAD PLANTATION

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

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

BEAUTIFUL MCNAIR BUILT HOME with a long lagoon view and a spacious seasonal Lanai. Beautiful LR & DR w/crown/dental moldings. Kitchen w/upgraded appliances + ceiling fan. 3 BR’s and 3 Full BA’s w/loads of upgrades. Elegant MBR. $499,500

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PORT ROYAL PLANTATION

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

BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE STYLE on a large 7/10th of an acre, walking distance to the beach. Large Great Rm w/Heart of Pine floor. Large skylight w/4 ceiling fans. Kitchen opens to Breakfast Rm + light-filled Carolina Rm. 2 Gas Fireplaces. 2 car Garage. Split Bedroom plan. Beach home or primary home. $399,000

MODEL PERFECT AVALON VILLA overlooking a lagoon and fountain. Beautiful paver patio with beautiful landscaping. 3 BR’s and 3 BA’s. 2 car garage. Great Room that shows like a model. Updated Kitchen appliances with gas range. Loads of extras. $329,000

THE PRESERVE AT INDIGO RUN

FOLLY FIELD

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

Contact Richard MacDonald for incredible HOMESITES in

BEAUTIFUL (CAMELLIA STYLE) ground floor 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath plus 2 car Garage. Conveniently located close to the Pool and Exercise Facility. Shows brand new. New carpet, new paint, new appliances, new heating and air-conditioner plus new hot water system. $299,000

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

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OCEANFRONT PALMETTO DUNES

8 DINGHY – NEW PRICE! The best valued 7 BR ocean-

front home in Palmetto Dunes! Brand new 30’ oceanfront pool & sundeck & beautiful new kitchen. Extensive rear decking & open air covered porch. Soaring ceilings offer fabulous unobstructed views of the ocean from the living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen & most bedrooms. A perfect beach home for your family & friends. 1 year Home Owners Warranty included. $2,585,000

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2 SLACK TIDE – Waterfront Opportunity! Wonderfully maintained 3 BR, 3 BA plus large den (4th bedroom), with 175’ of waterfront on Palmetto Dunes’ 11 mile lagoon. Big open floor plan, all on one level with loads of windows & skylights. Large eat-in kitchen, 2 brick fireplaces, huge master suite opening onto 65’ deck overlooking the lagoon. All situated on an amazing corner lot & just a short bike ride to the beach. $529,500

PALMETTO HALL

18 OGLETHORPE LANE – Wonderfully private 4 BR/5

BA plus downstairs private den. Huge, open floor plan, perfect for spreading out & entertaining. Super high vaulted ceilings with loads of windows & natural light, open granite kitchen & hardwood floors throughout. Huge rocking chair porch for total relaxation. Circular driveway, 2 car garage & loads of storage. All on quiet, private cul-de-sac. Take your golf cart or walk to clubhouse, golf course, & Junior Olympic size pool. $479,000

HILTON HEAD PLANTATION

39 HICKORY FOREST DRIVE – Wonderfully open floor

plan w/loads of natural sunlight. This 3 BR/2.5 BA split floor plan features a large, open living room, spacious eatin kitchen w/granite counters & stainless steel appliances, & family room off the kitchen for entertaining. Beautiful hardwood flooring or tile throughout. Only a couple minutes’ walk to the Hickory Forest boardwalk overlooking majestic Port Royal Sound; the perfect spot for your morning coffee or evening relaxation. $459,000

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Oceanfront masterpiece and outstanding rental producer complete the package. Many recent improvements make this 6 bedroom, 7 and a half bath oceanfront house a turn key rental. Wonderful opportunity in today’s oceanfront market. NOW $3,100,000

9 GREEN WING TEAL ROAD • SEA PINES

Quintessential beach cottage in South Beach. Situated on a oversized 2nd row homesite, this 4 bdr, 4 bath beach house has new wood floors, painting, large screened porch, upstairs+downstairs living areas, tasteful furnishings and pool. Strong rentals. Buy now or build new later. $1,595,000

6 WEDGEWOOD CIRCLE • COLLETON RIVER

Unparalleled view in Colleton River! Incredible panoramic views! Nature at its best! Live between a tidal marsh & nature preserve. $1,750,000

159 SOUTHSIDE PARKWAY • BLUFFTON

Family home, 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, 2279 sq. ft. Close to Hilton Head, Beaufort & Savannah. $185,000

OCEANFRONT IN SEA PINES

Breathtaking 180° oceanfront views from this 5BR, 5 1/2 BA home. A most desirable location. Features include a gorgeous master BR w/an extravagant BA, an elevator, a servant quarter equipped w/a kitchen & more. The oceanfront lot next door can also be purchased. $5,499,000 Furnished.

OCEANFRONT/SOUNDFRONT IN SEA PINES

Gorgeous water views from this 3 BR, 3 BA home. Plenty of glass, light and bright, fireplace. High potential income property. Walk to all amenities in South Beach. On site pool. Large deck. Most beautiful sunsets. $1,025,000

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17 HARROGATE DRIVE • WEXFORD

Situated on famed 15th hole. 5BR, 4.5 BA, 3 car garage,oak wood flooring, granite in kitchen + new marble and fixtures in all baths. Den, plus an office, artist’s studio which could be ideal exercise room. Large deck. NEW PRICE $1,195,000

9 CASSINA LANE • SOUTH FOREST BEACH

Oceanfront view. Terrific investment. Best priced oceanfront home on the island. Rental or build your dream home. House is in good condition but is being sold “as is.” 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. Hottub. Walk 300’ to the beach. Sundeck with lounge chairs half-way to beach. $1,600,000

SEA PINES GOLF / LAGOON VISTA

One level 4BR, 3.5 BA home is casual but elegant, highest quality of workmanship. Features include charming foyer entrance, tray & vaulted ceilings, 2 fireplaces, swimming pool,screened porch. .8393 acre overlooking Heron Point Golf Course & private lagoon. $879,000

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6 RICE MILL LANE • LONG COVE

High smooth ceilings, open floorplan, open eat in kitchen and golf view. 3BR each with their own bath, plus room off of kitchen for den/TV room. Room off of laundry room for extra storage or office. Beautifully decorated and furnishings negotiable. Great location. Newly renovated. $529,000

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1 SEA OAK LANE • SOUTH FOREST BEACH

5Br, 5.5BA, 2nd ROW home near the Sea Pines south gate. Situated on a quiet street just 40 steps from the BEACH! Beautifully appointed, sold furnished and sleeps 12. Extensive decking/porches and private heated pool & hot tub. Rec./game room at pool level. $1,495,000

OCEANFRONT / SOUND IN SEA PINES

Unobstructed views of ocean and sound and breathtaking sunsets from this 4 BR, 3 BA home. $1,124,000 furnished. Home has been renovated and nicely maintained; screen porch and large deck. On site pool. Extremely high rental income property. Call Carol.

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AT HOME

older&wiser Dated Palmetto Dunes home now an example for energy efficiency.

BY MICHAEL PASKEVICH PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROB KAUFMAN

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orget for a moment that their abode is a multimillion dollar summer rental separated from the ocean by nothing more than rolling dunes and an elevated swimming pool. The Becker Family from Pennsylvania nonetheless confronted the same questions facing other Hilton Head property owners uncertain

about the future of domiciles starting to show their age. Was it time to consider alternative digs as a recession-battered housing market began to stabilize? Or how about some essential improvements geared at making the place more comfortable and cost-efficient for the long-term future? The Beckers went for the

latter option, contacting Gene Wilhoit of JAS Construction to upgrade their beachfront home with spray foam insulation to lower power bills while also taking a lesser look at minor improvements to the kitchen and upstairs master bedroom. Almost a year later, the family is finally settling into an almost completely renovated “super

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home” that proves how improvements can help ensure a major investment. And it’s surely been an adventure for all concerned. “This started out as a pretty simple project,” says general contractor Wilhoit with a smile, “but it started growing almost before we could get going. Then it started growing almost weekly even if our deadline didn’t.”

First came the spray foam project (about $25,000) geared at making the home, built in the mid-1980s, cheaper to maintain by sealing off outside air and improving internal air flow, cutting out dust and invasive critters while also creating a clean and useful attic storage space. Instead of relying on an eightton cooling system, the home August 2013 91

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What started as a simple remodel of a bathroom and kitchen turned into a full-scale energy update that substantially lessens annual insurance rates and dramatically reduces utility bills.

located off Mooring Buoy Road in Palmetto Dunes can now get by on just a two-ton system (with backup) that is sure to cut monthly energy bills. “Their power bills should be about 75 percent lower or I haven’t done my job,” says Wilhoit, who drew on his 25 years experience, thermalimaging technology and expert help from learned outsiders to guarantee a solid spray foam seal. “Today, new homes are being built to be energy efficient but the older homes here obviously weren’t built to the same standards. If you don’t have a good barrier between outside and inside air you’re losing a lot of money every month.” But that was just the start. When conversations turned to more aesthetic improvements, Wilhoit suggested a meeting with his wife, Jackie, who runs her own self-named interior

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design firm. “They were just going to remodel a bathroom and the kitchen,” she says, “but we made a personal connection and after a couple of meetings with Gail (Becker) we began to work on new cabinets, counter tops, colors and fabrics.” Local architect Kert Huggins was enlisted to oversee improvements that extended to a new modern-styled staircase, updated dining room, internal Wi-Fi system and even a relocated wine bar. “Fortunately this was a house with good bones to begin with and that made a big difference,” notes Huggins. “We were able to basically gut the place and do an energy update and a remodel that will last them a very long time. It’s wasn’t cheap but it’s going to be a worthwhile investment for them.” Yet the Beckers weren’t finished. They installed a metal roof

that’s hurricane rated – a rarity for the Lowcountry – that substantially lessens annual insurance rates. New sun-reflecting windows were added along with an LED lighting system to further reduce energy costs. “You can turn on every light in this house and probably be running the equivalent of a couple of light bulbs,” says Gene Wilhoit. “No matter how they try to burn energy there’s just not much needed to begin with.” New energy-wise appliances came into play as well as softhued paint jobs and subsequent updates to every room in the 3,700-square-foot house that features three bedrooms, an office and well-equipped bathrooms for each of the Becker Family’s trio of almost-grown girls. The Wilhoits and a crew that often swelled to doubledigits set out to complete work before summer vacation began

but didn’t make it — understandable considering the everexpanding scope of the project. The entire family arrived in mid-July and couldn’t be happier, even as exterior work continues on a covered four-car garage, revamped front entrance and impressive oceanside pool area that will feature cool-touch decking for added comfort. “This is a completely new house,” says Gail Becker. “It’s so much more quiet and comfortable, even if we didn’t think of doing all of this initially.” “We now have new options,” says husband David Becker, a venture capitalist who envisions a future that finds at least part of the family settling here fulltime someday. “Our girls are growing up, and down the road this could end up as being our main home. It’s been work but we’re getting what we wanted,” he adds, praising the Wilhoits

and hinting that the cost of the ongoing retrofit is approaching seven-digits. Homeowners with understandably lower budgets can take advice from JAS Construction boss Wilhoit, who recommends an inspection that focuses on insulation and indoor air quality for starters. And if that’s too daunting to consider, remember this: “Caulk is your best friend.” M

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Call for a free consultation!

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NATURE

green IS HILTON HEAD ISLAND

ENOUGH? Green living is a gemstone lightly tossed into a still pond. The benefits of one’s actions spread far, like ripples touching many things; in good time, those ripples return tenfold to the sender.

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VERY GENERATION HAS SLANG that becomes commonplace, then overused, and finally ignored. In the 1920s, the Real McCoy meant a good thing. In the ‘60s, groovy was “excellent.” And now, we hear green everywhere we turn. Green is the color of chlorophyll, the lifeblood of plants, which embues foliage with verdant color and nutrients. In eco-speak, green means “caring for the environment.” Nowadays, we tag Green to everything from recycling to bug spray.

But how does green, this feel-good metaphor, relate to our day-to-day lives? What is more Green than something else? Are you greener than your neighbor? Is it un-green to even start that argument? And the big question: Is Hilton Head Island really as Green as claimed?

An Emerald Reputation Community pride is a good thing. Residents and tourists envision Hilton Head Island as a scenic environment with plenty of tall trees, sparkling water, wildlife, and outdoor recreation. Even the planned communities, sculpted into woodlands and overlooking sparkling waterways, feel green. But in the hazy declination of history, few remember that 1950s and ‘60s developers here were bushwacking and experimenting in a kind of post-war, post-plantation, subtropical frontier. The environment was their blank canvas. Natural resources were abundant. Many lands and waters were saved. But the island’s great interior wetlands, which ran unbroken from Burkes Beach to south Sea Pines fell prey to the dragline. Environmental laws were slack in those days (no Clean Water Act, no tree protection on this island), so developers were in their rights to resculpt the landscape at-will. Today, that long-ago, clear-and-dredge construction is definitely UNgreen. A half-century down the line, the Town of Hilton Head Island and local communities have strict protections for trees, wetlands and beaches. So how does this community measure up now?

The Green Screen Here is a quick quiz. Governance: Do your elected representatives support environmental initiatives that

benefit the well-being of the town of Hilton Head Island? Examples: climate change mitigation, water quality protection; control of open burning. Stakeholders: Do elected officials listen to all stakeholders rather than vested interests? Disclosure: Do elected officials and community leaders explain the true cost of development, e.g., increased traffic, stormwater flooding, loss of open space? Readiness: How well do Town officials and community leaders educate residents and visitors about hurricanes and other natural threats? Do islanders heed the message? The Supply Chain: Does local government provide programs and incentives for businesses — especially restaurants — to recycle? Transportation: Do tourists, employees, and residents have timely access to public transit, or local trolleys? Do these systems have access to all corners of the island, including gated communities? Natural Resources: What is the long-range master plan for protecting beaches, water, wetlands, and woodlands? Awareness: Do town leaders have a strategic plan to address recurring drought and other climate impacts? Leadership: Who is the “go-to” person or group leading this community toward greener solutions? Inclusion: Do all communities, gated or not, have an equal voice in deciding green community issues? This is the key that unlocks social and political cooperation. M

Note: This quiz is adapted from the CERES 2010 Roadmap for Sustainability. Visit: http://www. ceres.org for more information. August 2013 101

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WHAT TO DO

AUGUST CALENDAR

JULY 30-AUG. 24: LOWCOUNTRY EXPRESSIONS ... WEDNESDAY: ART CAFE, KIDS

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ART JULY 30-AUG. 24

Lowcountry Expressions: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Saturday, July 30-Aug. 24, Art League of Hilton Head at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane. When Artist Arlene Linder, 76, moved from California to the Southern Lowcountry in late 2011, her new surroundings offered a fresh world of colors, textures, temperatures, landscapes and characters inspiring the featured eye-catching series “Lowcountry Expressions” presented

tic painting style, Linder transformed her perception of local details into an original series of acrylics and oils paintings. The opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. on Aug. 1 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. An exhibit walk with Linder will be from 11 a.m.noon at the Arts Center. 843-681-2399 or artleaguehhi.org

WEDNESDAY

in August by the Art League of Hilton Head. Revealing bright, vibrant colors combined with her bold, expressionis-

Art Cafe, Kids Night Out: 6:308:45 p.m. every Wednesday night. Reservations required. 14 Greenwood Drive. 843-785-5525.

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To submit a Big Picture please e-mail a high-res photo to jeremy@hiltonheadmonthly.com

Cafe, Kids Night OUt ... THROUGH AUG. 24:

THROUGH AUG. 24 SEPT. 20-21

SC Watermedia Society Juried Art Competition: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun., through Aug. 24 in the Hilton Head Regional Temporary Exhibit Gallery at the Coastal Discovery Museum. The juror for the show is Linda Baker, an internationally-renowned watercolorist now residing in Charleston. The exhibition will feature 65 of the most talented water-based media artists from across South Carolina and North Carolina. scwatermediasociety@gmail.com

Peter Max exhibition: Sept. 20-21 at Karis Art Gallery. One of the most famous living artists, Peter Max is also a pop culture icon. His bold colors, uplifting images and uncommon artistic diversity have touched almost every phase of American culture and has inspired many generations. Meet Peter Max from 6-9 p.m. on Sept. 20 and noon-2 p.m. on Sept. 21. 843-785-5100 or www.karisartgallery.com

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WHAT TO DO

AUG. 3: ROLLER DERBY MINI BOOT CAMP ... AUG. 10: BLUFFTON KIDS TRIATHLO

AUG. 10-11

Hilton Head Open: Aug. 10-11 at the Jack Nicklaus Course at Colleton River Plantation in Bluffton. Open to amateurs who are Beaufort County residents or property owners and professionals who are members of the Hilton Head Island PGA chapter. Format is 36-hole individual medal play. Field is limited to first 96 entries. $200. Price includes both rounds, range balls, cart fees, prizes and lunch on Sunday. hhipga.com or 843-837-2231

SEPT. 21-DEC. 31

Hilton Head Island Public Art Exhibition: Presented by the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. Sept. 21-Dec. 31 at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. The exhibition will showcase outdoor sculptures by local and national artists. hhipublicart.org

ATHLETIC EVENTS AUG. 3

Roller Derby Mini Boot Camp: 1 p.m., Aug. 3 at Garden City Gym in Garden City, Ga. Interested in learning more about roller derby or trying out as a skater or referee? Come to the Savannah Derby Devils’ first Roller Derby Mini Boot Camp. Registration is $35 through midnight Aug. 2. Onsite registration the day of the event is $45. Open to women and men ages 18 and older. 912-220-9744

AUG. 10

Bluffton Kids Triathlon 2013: Aug. 10 at Bluffton Aquatic Center. For ages 4-14. Three

age divisions and distances. Swim, bike and run. All participants will receive a finishers medal. Age group winners will be recognized. The course is safe, flat and fast. ononevents.com

AUG. 14

Palmetto Bluff’s Garden & Gun Fishing Rodeo: 4 p.m., Aug. 14 at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton. Settle in at Palmetto Bluff and then head offshore in search of your big fish story. The two-day package of fishing and fun (and accommodations) will allow guests to experience the best of the Lowcountry and its surrounding Atlantic waters. You’ll fish for tarpon, redfish, black drum, sharks, rockfish, or anything else that catches your line, with points being awarded according to difficulty of fish landed. 866-706-6565

AUG. 17

3rd annual Bobcat Scorcher 5K: 8 a.m., Aug. 17 at Hampton Hall Club in Bluffton. A 5K run/walk open to all ages. The race starts and finishes at the Hampton Hall Clubhouse. The “hottest” race of the summer, organized by the Palmetto Running Company, offers racers a fast, spectator-friendly course and fun

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DS TRIATHLON 2013 ... AUG. 14: PALMETTO BLUFF’S GARDEN & GUN FISHING RODEO ... AUG. 17: 3RD after-party. Tie-dye T-shirts will be available to all early registrants, and custom medals will be awarded to the top three in each age division. bobcatscorcher.weebly.com or 843-8151718

AUG. 17

Sand Shark Baseball Youth Skills Camp: 8 a.m., Aug. 17 at Richard Gray Sports Complex in Hardeeville. For ages 6-12. Camp will teach players the fundamentals of the game as instructed by the USC Beaufort coaching staff. $80 before Aug. 10, $100 after. uscbathletics.com/baseballcamps or wgilmer@uscb.edu

AUG. 18

Sand Shark Baseball High School Skills Camp: 8 a.m., Aug. 18 at Richard Gray Sports Complex in Hardeeville. Demonstrate your skills in front of the USC Beaufort coaching staff. Morning session will focus on fundamentals, while afternoon session will be in showcase format. $125 before Aug. 10, $150 after. uscbathletics.com/baseballcamps or wgilmer@uscb.edu

AUG. 30-SEPT. 1

Hilton Head Celebrity Golf Tournament: The popular Labor Day weekend event matches amateur golfers with intriguing celebrities, representing sports and entertainment, for three days of world-class golf and exciting evening activities. In addition to providing a fun, family-friendly experience and unique corporate sponsorship opportunities in a beautiful vacation destination,  the Hilton Head Island Celebrity Golf Tournament benefits 20 well-deserving children’s charities in the South Carolina Lowcountry. info@hhcelebritygolf.com or hhcelebritygolf.com August 2013 105

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WHAT TO DO

AUG 24: GREENS KEEPER’S REVENGE GOLF TOURNAMENT ... AUG. 25: JUNIOR

CLASSES/ WORKSHOPS AUG. 3

AUG. 24

Greens Keeper’s Revenge Golf Tournament: 10 a.m., Aug. 24 at Eagle’s Pointe Golf Club in Bluffton. This format is your typical scramble with a twist. Each hole will have very interesting pin locations and scenarios. You will laugh more than you cry. $80 for individuals and $320 for teams, which includes golf, cart, range balls, oncourse food/beverage and prizes. camkpleogolf@gmail.com or 843-836-2266

Basketry Basics and Beyond: 8 a.m., Aug. 3 at ARTworks in Beaufort. A workshop with Kim Keats. Explore basketry basics through the creation of a woven work of art. Keats will provide instruction and materials for a startto-finish basket or sculpture using imported and harvested materials such as rattan, vine, cedar bark, palm roots and fronds. $55. 843-379-2787

AUG. 25

Junior Golf Charity Open: Aug. 25 at Colleton River’s Dye course. The event is hosted by the Panther Golf Foundation and will benefit the First Tee of Savannah and the South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation. Registration is $25. The tournament is open to ages 10-18. www.panthergolf.org

THROUGH JULY 31

Tennis players wanted: Haley Tennis of Hilton Head Island is forming tennis groups for competitive play. Beginner and advanced clinics are held every week. 401-487-2627 or www.haledytennis.com

AUG. 31

Run for Ret: 8 a.m., Aug. 31, Sea Pines Forest Preserve. The seventh annual Island Run for Ret, hosted by the RET Pediatric Cancer Foundation, will take place on the roads and trails of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, a 605-acre, pristine maritime forest environment. The 5K run/walk, open to all levels and ages, will feature age brackets and overall prizes. retfoundation.com

AUG. 13-15

Jewelry Making 101: 1-5 p.m., Aug. 13-15 at the Art League of Hilton Head’s Art Academy. The Art League of Hilton Head is offering a class entitled Jewelry Making 101 by Lydia Chojnacki. $80 for members and $100 for nonmembers. The Art League of Hilton Head’s Art Academy is located at 106 Cordillo Parkway on Hilton Head Island. For more information, call the number or e-mail listed below. 843-842-5738 or admin@artleaguehhi.com

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FAMILY FUN AUG. 3-10

Kazoos on Vacation with Rick Hubbard: 7:30 p.m., Aug. 3, 10 at ARTworks Theater in Beaufort. For a wallow of family fun. Rick Hubbard’s hit family show of music, comedy, and fun is where your kids are the stars and the kazoos are free. Hubbard celebrates more than a decade of providing positive family entertainment throughout the United States. Hubbard invented the word, “kazoobie,” to describe his performance. Admission is pay what you can with a $5 minimum. Kids 6 and younger are free. 843-379-2787

AUG. 14

Waterworks Back-to-School party: 5:30 p.m., Aug. 14 at First Presbyterian Church. Families are invited to a waterworks back-to-school party at First Presbyterian Church on the church grounds. There will be waterslides, refreshments and music. The event is free. The church will also host a “Biscuits & Blessings” event for animals at 4 p.m. on Aug. 25 on the church grounds. Pets must be on a leash or in crates. www.fpchhi.org or 843-681-3696

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Savannah Derby Devils bout: 7 p.m., Aug. 17 at the Savannah Civic Center. The Savannah Derby Devils will host a day of derby including an 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. boot camp by the Texas Hustlers, a 5 p.m. public scrimmage and a 7 p.m. bout between the Derby Devils and the Hustlers. $25. 912-220-9744

EDUCATIONAL SEPT. 7

Safety Town: 9:30 a.m.-noon, 1-3:30 p.m., Sept. 7 at Hilton Head Island High School. An entertaining and exciting event to teach the principles of safety to children ages 4-6. Presented by the Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island working in conjunction with Hilton Head Island Fire and Rescue, The Sandbox, Hargray, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department and Hilton Head Hospital. Pre-registration is required. www.hiltonheadrotary.org or hrotary@ sc.twcbc.com August 2013 107

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AUG. 18: EDDIE GRIFFIN ... AUG. 1-

AUG. 18

Eddie Griffin: 8 p.m., Aug. 18 at the Savannah Civic Center Johnny Mercer theatre. Stand-up comedy. Griffin is best known for his sitcom, Malcolm & Eddie, along with co-star, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, and his role in the 2002 comedy film, Undercover Brother as the film’s title character. 912-651-6556

MEETINGS AUG. 6

Hilton Head Island Ski Club: Island Queen Fireworks Cruise, 7 p.m., Aug. 6 from Broad Creek Marina. Reservations required. Organized in 1986 to foster and perpetuate the general sport of skiing, the Hilton Head Island Ski Club is an organization comprised of both skiers and non-skiers. It is a diverse group with an average annual membership of 185-190 people. 843-681-4181 or hiltonheadskiclub. com

AUG. 24

ARTworks 5 Year Celebration & Annual Meeting: 6 p.m., Aug. 24 in Beaufort Town Center. The program includes an overview of the past five years, a peek into the future and other surprises. The Bull Grapes will perform, and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The annual meeting will be surrounded by artists working in their studios, a gallery, the Black Box Theater, and classrooms, all located at 2127 Boundary St. in Beaufort. www.ArtWorksInBeaufort.org or 843379-2787

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FESTIVALS THROUGH OCT. 28

Monday night Sunset Reggae Party: 5-8 p.m. at Skull Creek Boathouse. Live music, drink specials and more. 843681-3663 or skullcreekboathouse.com

THROUGH SEPT. 2

HarbourFest at Shelter Cove: 5 p.m., seven nights a week. Live entertainment, food, arts, crafts, bouncy houses, Tuesday night fireworks (Aug. 6, 13). Shannon Tanner’s Family Fun show at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Monday-Friday. Cappy the Clown will provide face painting and more during the performances. 843-686-9098 or www.palmettodunes. com

AUG. 2,9,16

Parrot Palooza: 7-9 p.m. every Friday through Aug. 16 at Shelter Cove Harbour. Jimmy Buffet-style concert featuring Shannon Tanner & the Oyster Reefers, food, drinks and more. 404-713-1110

AUG. 16

Dog Days of Summer: 5-9 p.m., Aug. 16 at Oyster Factory Park in Bluffton. Part of the Bluffton Sunset Party Series. Live rock and reggae from Lionz of Zion. A food court featuring the Bluffton

Oyster Company, Red Stripes Caribbean Restaurant, Tavern 46 and more. The event benefits the Palmetto Animal League. $5. Children 12 and younger free. blufftonsunsetparty.com

AUG. 30

Lands End Woodland River Festival: 10 a.m., Aug. 30 at Lands End Beach on St. Helena Island. The River Festival is a two-day family friendly and multicultural event celebrating the ancestry of the Gullah families who purchased hundreds of acres of the Lands End Woodland in the 1920s. This weekend event will present visitors with a funfilled day of music, dancing, singing, storytelling, arts & crafts, historical presentations, & food. The festival is held on the site of the Riverside Plantation which has one of the oldest tabby ruins. 1,000 attendees expected. 843-838-4503 or landsendwoodland. org

SEPT. 21

Italian Heritage Festival: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 21 at Shelter Cove Park. Stickball, food prep demonstrations, bocce demonstrations, dunk-tank, grape-stomping, silent auction, genealogy/Italian heritage booth, live Italian music and more. $6. 843-682-4625

AUG. 11

3rd annual New River Auto Mall Car Show: 11 a.m., Aug. 11 at the New River Auto Mall on U.S. 278. Sponsored by La Isla Magazine and the New River Auto Mall. The best cars of the area will be displayed. There will be cash and trophy awards presented in a number of categories including classics, domestics, imports, rims and more. The event will include food, music, kids activities, vendors, raffles and giveaways. The event is free to the public. All car clubs of the region are invited. 843-384-3742 or eric@laislamagazine.com August 2013 109

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FUNDRAISERS SEPT. 28

Hilton Head Monthly’s Pour for Pets event: 2:30-5 p.m., Sept. 28 at the Old Oyster Factory. A fundraiser for the local humane associations. Pet adoption, wine tasting, appetizers, door prizes, live music and more. 843-842-6988, ext. 231 or majka@hiltonheadmonthly.com

AUG. 3

Flapjack Fundraiser: 7:30-10 a.m., Aug. 3 at Applebee’s, located at 200-A Museum St. on Hilton Head. A fundraiser hosted by the Palmetto Kiwanis Club. All proceeds raised will benefit local children’s charities. $7. 843-3106

AUG. 24

Forsythe Jewelers Up for Adoption: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug. 24 at Forsythe Jewelers. An event to promote select jewelry pieces that are “up for adoption.” Hilton Head Humane will partner with the store and have animals up for adoption. 843-671-7070.

SEPT. 21

Cut-A-Thon: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 21, organized by Tara’s of Hilton Head to benefit the feral cat program. Salons on Hilton Head and in Bluffton will be offering hair cuts for free with a donation to the Mary Olsen Feral Cat Program. Wrap up party, prizes and more at Captain Woody’s. 843 681-8686

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MARKETS TUESDAY

Buckwalter Place Farmers Market: 2-6 p.m. Tuesdays. In partnership with the Clemson Cooperative Extension. Fresh local produce from Lowcountry farmers. www.buckwalterfarmersmarket.com

TUESDAY

Lowcountry Produce: 2-7 p.m. Tuesdays at Sea Pines Center.

WEDNESDAY

Shelter Cove Park Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesdays through October. www.islandreccenter.org

WEDNESDAY

Beaufort Farmers Market: 3-7 p.m., Wednesdays

THURSDAY

Farmers Market Bluffton: 2-7 p.m. Thursdays, Calhoun Street in Bluffton. Fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants and more. www.farmersmarketbluffton.org

FRIDAY

Habersham Farmers Market: 4-7 p.m. Fridays at Habersham Market Place in Beaufort. Year-round market offers live music, a kids play area, fresh produce, crafts and more. www.habershamfarmersmarket.com

SATURDAY

Hampton Lake Market Day: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., first Saturday of every month at Lakeside Amenity Village. Homemade crafts, garden items, flowers, produce, jewelry, gifts, fresh-baked goods and more. 843-836-7463 or ccollier@hamptonlake.com

HISTORICAL

THROUGH DEC. 17

Historic Sites & Fascinating Past on Hilton Head: 10:30-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday. The Heritage Library will present a special talk and PowerPoint presentation about the island’s storied past and historic sites to acquaint visitors with our history and encourage them to explore on their own — on foot, by bicycle or by car. The talk is one-hour and will be repeated every Tuesday. Free to the public. Reservations requested. 843-686-6560 or ivasouth@aol.com August 2013 111

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WHAT TO DO

AUG. 5: JUSTIN BIEBER ‘BELIEVE

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MOVIES THROUGH AUG. 26

Shakespeare Summer Film Festival: 7 p.m., Monday nights at First Presbyterian Church. Movies are The Tempest (Aug. 5), Macbeth (Aug. 12), Romeo and Juliet (Aug. 19) and As You Like It (Aug. 26). Free. 843-681-3696, 843-689-9890 or fpchhi.org

AUG. 1

Grateful Dead Meet Up Sunshine Daydream: 7:30 p.m., Aug. 1 at Cinemark Sea Turtle 12 in Bluffton. A Grateful Dead performance from 1972. The film features appearances by the Merry Pranksters and key members of the Grateful Dead community. 843-757-2859

AUG. 8

DCI 2013: Big, Loud & Live 10: 6:30 p.m., Aug. 8 at Cinemark Sea Turtle 12 in Bluffton. Marching Music’s Major League returns to the Big Screen, when

the 2013 Drum Corps International Tour comes to cinemas nationwide for two exciting events. Drum Corps International is again set to partner with National Cinemedia’s Fathom Events to bring the early-summer DCI Tour Premiere and the season-ending DCI World Championship Prelims to movie theaters from coast to coast. www.dci.org or 843-757-2859

AUG. 13

Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013: 7:30 p.m., Aug. 13 at Cinemark Sea Turtle 12 in Bluffton. Madison Square Garden was transformed into the world’s biggest juke joint for this glorious evening of guitarfilled rock and blues. 843-757-2859

AUG. 15

RiffTrax Live: Starship Troopers: 8 p.m., Aug. 15 at Cinemark Sea Turtle 12 in Bluffton. Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett crack wise about Starship Troopers. 843-757-2859

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ON STAGE AUG. 1

Connor Christian & Southern Gothic: 8 p.m., Aug. 1 at the Big Bamboo. The band recently charted No. 1 on the CMT video chart for their new release “Sheets Down,” which was filmed in Savannah. They will be alternating sets with local favorite Cranford & Sons. 843-686-3443

AUG. 3

The Mundahs: 10 p.m., Aug. 3 at the Big Bamboo. The band is back together following a 10-year break, which included a touring career and a show at the Old Post Office where a little band by the name of Phish opened for them. 843-686-3443 or www.bigbamboocafe. com

AUG. 9-25

Johnny Mercer & Me: Aug. 9-25 at the May River Theatre Company. Johnny Mercer & Me explores the often–tormented life of popular American songwriter and singer John Herndon “Johnny Mercer.” Through the eyes of Mercer’s long-time colorful

younger friend and confidante – the fiercely independent Maxine – we learn about Johnny’s relationships, his private life, his love of Savannah, his consuming alcoholism, his learned race and class prejudices and the anguish he and Maxine shared. “Johnny Mercer & Me” will open at 8 p.m. on Aug. 9. Other evening performances will be on Aug. 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24. Sunday matinee performances will be at 3 p.m. on Aug. 11, 18, 25. $25. www.mayrivertheatre.com or 843-7053833

AUG. 27

Summer Concert Series - Shrimp City Slim: 6:30 p.m., Aug. 27 at Palmetto Bluff. Gates open at 5 p.m. $25 per car at the gate. Proceeds benefit Bluffton Self Help. Bring your own chairs. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Shrimp City Slim a.k.a. Gary Erwin is a keyboard player/singer/ songwriter based in Charleston. The Shrimp City Slim band has shared the stage with BB King, Bobby Blue Bland, Jimmy Rogers, Junior Wells, Koko Taylor, Johnny Winter and more. www.palmettobluff.com

AUG. 7-9

Bee Gees Tribute Band ‘Stayin’ Alive’: 8 p.m., Aug. 7-9 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Stayin’ Alive is the quintessential tribute band to the Bee Gees, capturing the excitement of live performance and the tender subtleties of the human voice. They offer the songs and sights of a full Bee Gees play list, singing blockbusters such as “Night Fever,” “Jive Talkin,’” “How Deep is Your Love” and “Stayin’ Alive.” In addition, they perform softer poetic ballads such as “I Started a Joke,” “Massachusetts,” “Fanny be Tender,” “Words” and “To Love Somebody,” among other hits. Tickets are $43 for adults and $33 for children ages 4-15. Now on sale. 843-842-ARTS or www.artshhi.com August 2013 113

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AUG. 29-30

Masters of Motown: 8 p.m., Aug. 29-30 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Some of the most iconic names in the history of popular music were discovered in the early ‘60s in the Motor City of Detroit, better know simply as “Motown.” Masters of Motown is a celebration of these artists, their music and style. The show features stylishly costumed fully choreographed tributes to both male and female

AUG. 29-30: MASTERS OF MOTO groups backed by a live band. Masters of Motown perform hits from the Temptations, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Four Tops, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Jackson Five, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Stevie Wonder the Commodores and many more. Tickets are $44 and may be purchased online or at the box office. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head, SC 843-842-ARTS or www.artshhi.com

COASTAL DISCOVERY MUSEUM 843-689-6767, ext. 230

THROUGH AUG. 27

Shrimp Trawling Expedition: 9 a.m.noon, Hudson’s Dock. Interactive cruise to see how a shrimp trawler works. $40 per adult and $20 per child.

AUG. 8, 22

Capt. William Hilton & The Adventure: 11 a.m.-noon, Aug. 8, 22. Spend an hour with Captain Hilton as he tells you about his life and discoveries as well as the early history of the Lowcountry. $15 per person.

AUG. 9

Family Fun Day: On your own you will be able to see the Museum’s boardwalk exhibits, learn about our salt marsh, explore the Replica Shell Ring and see what sort of shells, animal bones,

and more are hidden in the replica Shell Ring. The Hilton Head Regional Health Care Temporary Exhibit Gallery will feature the SC Watermedia Society Annual Exhibition. The exhibition will culminate with the 30-award winning entries featured in a show that will travel throughout the state. The Sandbox Children’s Museum will also have activities during the day.

AUG. 14, 28

Birding at Pinckney Island: 7:30-9:30 a.m., Aug. 14, 28 at Pinckney Island. A bird watching program at Pinckney Island led by experienced bird watchers from the Coastal Discovery Museum. The walk will include the combination of habitats at Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge. Participants are asked to bring their own binoculars. $12 per person, reservations are required.

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ERS OF MOTOWN ... AUG. 3: A CHAT WITH CHARLES

SEMINARS/LECTURES AUG. 3

A Chat with Charles Fraser: The Hilton Head Island Institute, a newly formed not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising the island’s profile as a hub for intellectual thought and new ideas, invites island residents and visitors to witness “A Chat with Charles Fraser,” on Aug. 3 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. The late visionary will engage leaders on stage via a classic video interview from the year 2001. This night will mark the first public viewing of the enlightening footage. Tickets can be purchased online at hiltonheaddislandinstitute.org, in person at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina ticket office or by calling 888-860-2787.

SEPT. 12

Journey to a Healthy Existence by Dr. David Phillips, MD: 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12 at Hampton Hall Community Clubhouse. Dr. Phillips will address how exercise and proper nutrition can profoundly affect your athletic performance and your quality of life and the impact of oxidative stress as it pertains to athletes, aging and chronic disease. The event is free and open to the public. Medical professionals, athletes and families are welcome. Reservations required. 843-476-4661 or marilea@hargray.com

SEPT. 12

The Art of Imagining: Sept. 12 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. The event is hosted by the Hilton Head Island Institute, a newly formed not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising the island’s profile as a hub for intellectual thought and new ideas. The event will feature a lecture by renowned documentary producer Robert Hutton. In addition to his film and media accomplishments, Hutton was senior vice president of creative development at Walt Disney Imagineering and served as vice president and general manager of the Disney Institute. Hutton will share his unique insight into the world of imagination. Tickets can be purchased online at hiltonheaddislandinstitute.org, in person at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina ticket office or by calling 888-860-2787.

AUG. 1

Family Owl Program: 6:30-8 p.m., Aug. 1 at the Coastal Discovery Museum. From beak to tail, birds living in the Lowcountry exhibit some amazing adaptations for survival. During this avian investigation, participants will discover what makes owls the ultimate nocturnal predator, explore their incredible adaptations, dissect an owl pellet, and take a short evening hike (weather permitting) to learn how to search for owls in your own backyard. This is not a live animal program. Cost is $10 per person and no participants under the age of 4 please. All children must be accompanied by an adult. August 2013 115

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AUG. 1-31: CRABBY ENCOUNTERS

SEA PINES RESORT

843-842-1979 or seapines.com

AUG. 1-31

Family Wagon Ride: Sundays; 4-5 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. Explore some of the sights and sounds of the beautiful Sea Pines Forest Preserve aboard the old-fashioned wagon. $12 per adult, $8 per child (12 & younger) for registered guests of The Sea Pines Resort and Sea Pines property owners; otherwise, $13 per adult, $9 per child. Reservations are required.

AUG. 1-31

Geocaching: Try the new and innovative real-world hunting game. Keep an eye out for The Sea Pines Resort logo as you follow clues and photograph your team at the more popular sites. To get started, visit seapines.com/geocaching. Complimentary.

AUG. 1-31

Gregg Russell Concerts: 8-9:30 p.m.; through Aug. 23 (every night except Saturdays). Over the years, Gregg Russell has become a classic at Sea Pines Resort. You’ll find him in Harbour Town under the Liberty Oak, entertaining children and adults alike. Complimentary.

AUG. 1-31

Poolside Movie: Wednesdays; 8-10 p.m. Enjoy a fun summer night floating on a tube at the Harbour Town Pool, while watching a movie and eating pizza with your family. $15 per adult, $12 per child (12 and younger) for registered guests; otherwise, $18 per adult, $15 per child. Reservations are required.

AUG. 1-31

Family Freshwater Fishing: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 9-10:30 a.m. Enjoy a relaxing morning by the beautiful lakes of Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Watch for turtles, alligators and birds while you fish for largemouth bass, crappie, bream and catfish. Supplies and instructions provided; catch and release program.

AUG. 1-31

The Lowcountry at Dark: Wednesdays; 8:30-10 p.m. Experience the Sea

Pines Forest Preserve after dark. The only way into the preserve after hours, this wagon ride provides guests with a unique opportunity to experience its personality under the stars as you search out the American alligator. $18 per adult, $12 per child (12 & younger) for registered guests; otherwise, $19 per adult, $13 per child. Reservations are required.

AUG. 1-31

Lowcountry Ghost Stories: Thursdays; 8:30-9:30 p.m. An evening around the campfire within the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, recounting Lowcountry tales and spooky stories. Enjoy roasted marshmallows and a glimpse into the area’s haunted history. $15 per adult, $10 per child (12 & younger) for registered guests; otherwise, $16 per adult, $11 per child. Reservations are required.

THROUGH AUG. 19

Fun Time with Albert the Alligator: Mondays, June 3–Aug. 19; 5:30–7 p.m. Join The Sea Pines Resort Recreation staff and mascot, Albert The Alligator, for fun and games on the lawn adjacent to the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town. Complimentary.

THROUGH AUG. 30

Tie Dye: Mondays and Fridays; 1:30–3 p.m. Choose your colors and style as you create a tie-dyed T-shirt with the Sea Pines Resort logo. Sizes available for infants through adults. $13 per shirt for registered guests; otherwise, $15 per shirt.

THROUGH AUG. 30

Stepping Stones: Tuesdays–Thursdays; 1:30–3 p.m. Bring a piece of The Sea Pines Resort home to your garden by creating a family stepping stone made out of plaster and shells. $10 per item for registered guests; otherwise, $12 per item. Reservations are suggested by calling 843-842-1979 or going online to seapines.com.

THROUGH AUG. 30 Shark Tooth Necklace Making: Mondays and Fridays; 12–1:30 p.m. Tuesdays–Thursdays; 12–3 p.m. Be

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AUG. 1-31 Crabby Encounters: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays; 9-10:30 a.m. Spend your morning in search of Hilton Head Island’s largest crab species, the blue crab. Hermit crabs, seagulls and dolphins may also make appearances. Supplies provided; catch & release. $15 per adult and $10 per child (12 & younger) for registered guests; otherwise, $16 per adult and $11 per child.

creative as you design a shark tooth necklace using shark teeth and a selection of beads. $8 per item for registered guests; otherwise, $10 per item.

THROUGH AUG. 30

Sand Dollar Painting: Mondays and Fridays; 12–1:30 p.m. Tuesdays–Thursdays; 12–3 p.m. Paint an authentic sand dollar to take home as your custom souvenir from your vacation at The Sea Pines Resort. $8 per item for registered guests; otherwise, $10 per item.

THROUGH AUG. 30

Ceramics: Mondays and Fridays; noon–1:30 p.m. Tuesdays–Thursdays; noon–3 p.m. Choose from a selection of animal shaped ceramics to paint. $10 per item for registered guests of The SeaPines Resort and Sea Pines property owners; otherwise, $12 per item.

THROUGH AUG. 30

Gimp Creations: Mondays and Fridays; noon–1:30 p.m. Tuesdays–Thursdays; noon–3 p.m. Thread and weave pony beads and gimp to make your own Sea Pines creation. Attach a key chain or clip and take home with you. $8 per item for registered guests; otherwise, $10 per item.

THROUGH AUG. 30

Sand Art: Mondays and Fridays; noon–1:30 p.m. Tuesdays–Thursdays; noon–3 p.m. Get in touch with the ocean by creating a decorative bottle with sand and shells. $8 per item for registered guests of Sea Pines Resort and Sea Pines property owners; otherwise, $10 per item.

OCT. 6

Hounds on the Harbor: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 6 at Harbour Town, Sea Pines Resort. A special show featuring frisbee catching dogs will take place at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. August 2013 117

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MONDAY Bomboras Grille: 8 p.m., Broad Creek Rum Runners Flatbread Grill: Darryl Van Horne, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. The Frosty Frog Cafe: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Luke Mitchell The Jazz Corner: Martin Lesch Band, 8 p.m. Kingfisher: Tableside magic with Joseph the Magician Salty Dog Cafe: Anneliza’s Kidz music at 7 and 8 p.m. San Miguel’s: Chris Jones Shelter Cove Harbour: Shannon Tanner, 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Up the Creek Pub & Grill: 5-8 p.m., DJ Bob Bradley

TUESDAY Big Bamboo Café: Tom “Vegas” Vicario plays the classics at 9 p.m. Corks in Bluffton: Open mic night with Johnny O’, 8-11 p.m. ELA’s Blu Water Grille: 7 p.m., Tim Malchak The Frosty Frog Cafe: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Craig Coyne The Jazz Corner: Bob Masteller’s All-Star Swing Quintet, 8 p.m. Kingfisher: Hilton Head Comedy & Magic Club, 9 p.m. Mellow Mushroom Bluffton: Team trivia, 9 p.m.

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Salty Dog Cafe: Bruce Crichton; Anneliza’s Kidz music (7, 8 p.m.) San Miguel’s: David Marshall Shelter Cove Harbour: Shannon Tanner, 6:30 p.m. & 8 p.m. Station 300 & Zeppelin’s Bar & Grill: Target the Band, 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY Big Bamboo Cafe: Reggae at 10 p.m. Electric Piano: Sterlin & Shuvette Motown and R&B night Flatbread Grill: Darryl Van Horne, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. The Frosty Frog Cafe: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Hannah Mitchell Kingfisher: David Wingo 6 p.m., Comedy & Magic Club, 9 p.m. Mellow Mushroom HHI: Team trivia, 9 p.m. Red Fish: John Brackett Trio 7:30 p.m. Salty Dog Cafe: Dave Kemmerly (6-10 p.m.), magician Gary Maurer San Miguel’s: Mike Korbar Santa Fe Cafe: Reymundo Elias from 7-10 p.m. Shelter Cove Harbour: Shannon Tanner, 6:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.

THURSDAY Big Bamboo Café: Aug. 1, 8 p.m., Cranford & Sons; Connor Christian and Southern Gothic Bomboras Grille: 7 p.m., Reid Richmond Captain Woody’s (Bluffton): Jim Davidson 7-10 p.m. ELA’s Blu Water Grille: 6 p.m., Harry Santana Electric Piano: Ladies night with the Simpson Brothers Flatbread Grill: Darryl Van Horne, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m.

The Frosty Frog Cafe: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Craig Coyne The Jazz Corner: Lavon and Louise, 8 p.m. Kingfisher: Pete Carroll, 6 p.m.; Comedy & Magic Club, 9 p.m. Salty Dog Cafe: Dave Kemmerly from 6-10 p.m. and magician Gary Maurer San Miguel’s: Eric Daubert Santa Fe Cafe: Reymundo Elias from 7-10 p.m. Shelter Cove Harbour: Shannon Tanner, 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tavern 46: Deas Guyz

FRIDAY Big Bamboo: The Beagles play the Beatles from 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Aug. 1, 10 p.m., The Richmond Brothers Bistro Mezzaluna: Target Band at 8 p.m. Bomboras Grille: 7:30 p.m., Jason Damato or Jesse Watkins Captain Woody’s (Bluffton): Mike Korbar 7-10 p.m. The Frosty Frog Cafe: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Jon Bruner ELA’s Blu Water Grille: 7 p.m., John Wasem Flatbread Grill: Darryl Van Horne, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. The Jazz Corner: Vic Varner & Friends (Aug. 2); Bobby Ryder’s Swingin’ Quintet (Aug. 9), The Teri Rini Kopp Quintet (Aug. 16), The Jackson & Maggie Evans Quintet (Aug. 23), Noel Freidline’s All-Star Quintet (Aug. 30) Kickin’ Chicken Bluffton: Team bingo, 9 p.m. Kingfisher: Earl Williams Band, 6 p.m.; BONK comedy game show, 9 p.m. Salty Dog Cafe Dave Kemmerly; Anneliza’s Kidz music at 7, 8 p.m.

San Miguel’s: David Marshall Santa Fe Cafe: Reymundo Elias from 7-10 p.m. Shelter Cove Harbour: Shannon Tanner and the Oyster Reefers Up the Creek Pub & Grill: Zack Stilner (Aug. 2), Jon Tyler (Aug. 9), Low Country Boil (Aug. 16.), Brad Wells (Aug. 23), 10lbsapuddin (Aug. 30)

SATURDAY Big Bamboo: Reid Richmond, 10 p.m.; Aug. 1, 10 p.m., The Mundahs Bomboras Grille: 7 p.m., Reid Richmond Captain Woody’s (Bluffton): Jordan Ross 7-10 p.m. The Frosty Frog Cafe: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Solemate Flatbread Grill: Darryl Van Horne, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. The Jazz Corner: Vic Varner & Friends (Aug. 3), Bobby Ryder’s Swingin’ Quintet (Aug. 10), The Teri Rini Kopp Quintet (Aug. 17), The Jackson & Maggie Evans Quintet (Aug. 24), Noel Freidline’s All-Star Quintet (Aug. 31). ELA’s Blu Water Grille: 7 p.m., John Wasem Kingfisher: Hilton Head Comedy & Magic Club, 9 p.m. Mellow Mushroom: Karaoke on Hilton Head Salty Dog Café: Dave Kemmerly 5-9 p.m. San Miguel’s: Tommy Sims Santa Fe Cafe: Reymundo Elias from 7-10 p.m. Shelter Cove Harbour: Shannon Tanner, 6:30 p.m. Up the Creek Pub & Grill: Horan Brothers (Aug. 3), Craig Coyne (Aug. 10), Craig Coyne (Aug. 17), Horan Brothers (Aug. 24), All day concert 2-9 p.m. (Aug. 31)

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Test kitchens for small business NOT ONLY DO FARMERS MARKETS GIVE LOCAL GROWERS A PLACE TO SELL THEIR HARVEST, THEY ALSO SERVE AS AN INCUBATOR FOR SMALL BUSINESSES WITH Bargain-basement start-up costs. By Lisa J. Allen

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t Bluffton, rent is $15 per market for farmers, $25 for specialty food vendors. At Port Royal, it’s just $20. Vendors get immediate focus groups for their products as they hand out samples and watch people’s facial expressions and jot down initial comments. With more than 120 farmers markets in South Carolina, the state Department of Agriculture created the S.C. Specialty Food Association and S.C. Farmers Market Association. They offer education, tips and networking to help makers and managers make a go of it. However, one Hilton Head market that nurtured several successful businesses closed last year. When Pamela and Peter Ovens started the Hilton Head market at Honey Horn 2011, their goal was to provide residents and visitors a source of local, and hopefully organic, produce. Pamela Ovens said there is a “joyfulness” about farmers markets. The Ovenses set high standards. Pamela or Peter visited each farm themselves to make sure what they brought to sell was locally grown. They didn’t allow pets at the market because of concerns about contaminating the food and noted that some vendors didn’t even want their customers to touch their

produce, preferring that they just point at what they wanted. However, when she heard the Hilton Head Recreation Association was opening a market at Shelter Cove this spring, she decided to call it quits, despite pleas from vendors. “It was sad for us,” Ovens said. “We forfeited our market because they would have cannibalized both markets. We couldn’t do that to the vendors.”

Bluffton Brittle Barrett Collins developed a following for her peanut brittle when as a mortgage banker, realtors asked for it to give as gifts to clients. When the economy hit the skids in 2009, Collins enrolled in a 10-week entrepreneur class offered at Lowcountry Technical College, eager to investigate if her hobby could become a livelihood. The classes point students toward either high-grow paths or “lifestyle” paths that progress more slowly. Collins followed the latter, and at last, put her dormant home economics degree to work. “I was a mad scientist and my Bunsen burner was the stove.” She set her sights on the Farmers Market in Bluffton, but she had to wait. “When I started in 2009, it took me about a year to get in there. You make sales immediately being

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at a farmers market. There are people who make a full-time living and that’s how they support their families. I’m a micoentrepreneur. I created a job for myself. Some of these people are retired Ph.D.s who sell beef or are Italian centurions.” She said part of the appeal of farmers markets is “the adventure,” adding that “customers hear the passion from the vendors. I can’t say enough about farmers markets. They are springing up everywhere. Going to them could be a full-time job. “There is a lot of love that go into these jars and packages. My goal is to have my own commercial kitchen. I’m not about growing fast. I wanted a lifestyle business.”

Sawmill Creek Smokehouse Daniel Harms catapulted past farmers markets in record time. He and his father had always made smoked beef products, going back to their days in Irving, Texas, before moving to Hilton Head Island in 1995. “We started making so much of it, we had to start charging our friends and family for it,” Harms said. The idea for a food business grew in inverse proportion to his disillusionment with a career in health care, despite his recent master’s degree in health administration from MUSC. He set up a booth at the former Honey Horn market to test the waters and his career changed directions. “I wanted to get the product out in the community to find out what people liked and didn’t like. It was product development and definitely a stepping stone.” He soon was selling beef jerky to Piggy Wiggly, area golf courses, Harbour Town General Store and Bluffton Market. The Harmses went full bore and converted their garage into a smokehouse. “In 2011, I spent the year remodeling garage to meet USDA code and it wasn’t approved until December 2011. We weren’t able to make any money that year. We might not have done it if we had known how much it was going to cost.” With certification accomplished, they’re expanding the plant and tripling capacity. Harms no longer has time to staff booths at farmers markets. “I would love to be at every single one. Until I can hire someone to be out there, I just won’t be able to.”

The smokehouse is shifting its focus from human to pet treats, a demand spurred by tainted treats made in China. “We’re going to shift to primarily a pet treat company. We just shipped an order to Norway. All these China recalls have given us an opportunity. Abby Wirth at Tail-Waggers Pet Bakery called me after that and asked if I would consider making jerky for dogs.” Inadvertently, he had already been testing the market. “I have three dogs, so if a batch went bad or I didn’t like it, I gave it to the dogs.”

Frommer’s Natural Foods Matt Frommer started developing trail mixes for himself and friends while a student at Johnson & Wales University Culinary School in Charlotte because he couldn’t find any natural options on the market. His quest was sparked when he learned more about food, including “the darker side of what used to not matter: genetically modified ingredients, artificial colors, flavors and preservatives.”

After his graduation last year, Frommer Googled nearby restaurants and businesses to see who might be interested in his products. His first “nibble” came from Bess’ Deli and Catering, who carried his products and let him rent their kitchen. He set up at the Honey Horn market and the ball began rolling. Now, he also makes trail mixes under the Salty Dog label and the Frommer’s product line has mushroomed, from trail mixes to granola to powered proteins for blender drinks. When Honey Horn announced it wasn’t going to continue, he moved to the Port Royal Farmers Market in December, then added Sea Pines, Shelter Cove and Bluffton. He figures he’s working 70 to 80 hours a week, between selling at farmers markets and cooking. “I want to get into stores, like Whole Foods or something, but running the market is fun, too.” He considers the farmers markets “focus groups,” giving him immediate feedback on new products. “I’m making a living.” M

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THE OFFICIAL WORD Do you have to have a waffle cone or will a cup do? Are you fond of various toppings or do you prefer it plain? Do you match toppings to flavors, or do you have favorite toppings, no matter what the ice cream is? There are many ways to eat ice cream, and all of them are absolutely correct. Often called “The Great American Dessert,” ice cream is the oldest player in the frozen treat game, dating back to the 4th century B.C. It is usually made from dairy products, such as milk and cream and often combined with fruits or other ingredients and flavors. Most varieties contain sugar, although some are made with other sweeteners. The mixture of chosen ingredients is stirred slowly while cooling, in order to incorporate air and to prevent large ice crystals from forming. The result is a smoothly textured semi-solid foam that can be scooped.

WORD ON THE STREET “I think ice cream gives a real form of satisfaction on a hot day, especially down here,” said Angie Kornstadt, who owns the local Dairy Queen franchise with her husband, Blake. “To the older crowd, I also think it brings back a lot of nostalgia of their younger days, especially at the Dairy Queen.” “We use only fresh antibiotic-free, rbST-free milk and cream from family farms,” said Michelle Cheadle, owner of Kilwins. “Our select ingredients are combined into a premium base mix which is pasteurized and homogenized and then combined with fudge, caramel, nuts, chocolate chips, and other quality confections. Our ice cream is then creamily and expertly frozen into specially designed tubs that protect the superior quality.” “Why do people love ice cream? It’s good on a hot day and it’s an American tradition,” said Dave Tremarelli, part owner of Coligny Deli and Grill/The Ice Cream Cone. “Here at Jack Frost, we make high-quality ice creams, real fruit sorbets, Italian ices and sherbets daily, right in front of you,” owner David Folts said. “We are proud to be a ‘Best of Bluffton’ winner and a Lowcountry favorite. We are the only homemade in Bluffton so stop the car.” 124 hiltonheadmonthly.com

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“I think ice cream reminds everybody of when they were growing up and their childhood,” said Jason Hinzman of Marley’s Ice Cream & Trading Company. “Nothing beats having an ice cold, frozen ice cream when it’s hot outside.” “Ice cream is about 50 percent air,” said Creegen Edmonds, owner of Hilton Head Ice Cream. “That salt air, and a lot of love, is the secret ingredient.”

POPULAR LOCAL FLAVORS Superman, available at Coligny Deli and Grill/The Ice Cream Cone. Vanilla, dipped in chocolate. Available at Dairy Queen. Rum raisin, infused with liquor. Available at Jack Frost. Turtle in a chocolate dipped cone. Available at Marly’s Ice Cream. Cayenne Chocolate, available at Hilton Head Ice Cream. Original Recipe, available at Kilwins.

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Made with yogurt and sometimes other dairy products, frozen yogurt is more tart than ice cream and is lower in fat due to the use of milk instead of cream. It was introduced in the United States in the 1970s under the name Frogurt. It took off in the 1980s, reaching sales of $25 million in 1986. In the early 1990s, it was 10 percent of the frozen dessert market. Today it is up to 30 percent and shows little sign of slowing. It can be made in a soft serve freezer in much the same way as soft ice cream. Mix is sold in both powder and liquid forms and is poured into a soft serve machine. You can choose a mix with high or low fat content and can choose how much air you introduce into it. The higher the level of fat, the more air it can absorb. The more air mixed or pumped in, the creamer the product will taste.

WORD ON THE STREET “Once people try frozen yogurt they understand that it tastes every bit as good as ice cream but it is so much healthier,” said Jay Barr, owner of Josie’s Frozen Yogurt. “I think people like the self-serve aspect of it,” said Courtney Witt of Sweet Frog. “They can make it their own and they can choose to make it healthy or they can choose to indulge if they like. “I think it’s a healthy alternative to ice cream,” said Cheryl Klipple, owner of Watusi. “It’s also delicious.”

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THE OFFICIAL WORD Gelato contains substantially less fat than traditional ice cream. It is frozen in a way that allows for much less air buildup (referred to as overrun), and is served at a slightly higher temperature. Due to this, supporters feel it releases much richer flavor tones. Gelato is made with whole milk instead of cream, as fat coats the tongue and mutes flavors. Super-premium ice cream, like some very famous brands have 15 to 20 percent butterfat. Gelato, on the other hand, contains 1 to 8 percent pure milk fat only. The cheapest ice cream is half air, or 50 percent overrun. That’s why generic supermarket ice cream comes in large yet light containers. The overrun in gelato is much lower, around 20 percent. Because gelato is denser, it’s served at a lower temperature, which also intensifies the flavors.

WORD ON THE STREET “Pino Gelato scoops some happiness in the form of authentic gelato and sorbetto,” said Claire Tulas, owner of Pino Gelato.

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THE OFFICIAL WORD A smoothie is a blended and sometimes sweetened beverage made from a variety of ingredients such as fresh fruit, crushed ice, frozen fruit, honey, syrup and more. They have a milkshake-like consistency that is thicker than slush drinks and can also contain milk, yogurt or ice cream. They are often marketed to health-conscious people, with many restaurants offering add-ins such as soy milk, whey powder, green tea, herbal supplements or nutritional supplement mixes. They became widely available in the United States in the late 1960s when ice cream vendors and health food stores began selling them. By the 1990s and 2000s, smoothies became available at mainstream cafes and coffee shops and in pre-bottled versions at supermarkets all over the world.

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Atlanta Bread Company: 45 Pembroke Drive 342-2253. bld

Chart House: 2 Hudson Road. 3429066. ld

Fiesta Fresh Mexican Grill (north): 95 Mathews Drive. 342-8808. bld

Crazy Crab (north): 104 William Hilton Parkway. 681-5021. ld

Frankie Bones: 1301 Main Street. 682-4455. lds

Dragon Express: 95 Mathews Drive in Port Royal Plaza. 681-5191. ld

French Bakery: 430 William Hilton Parkway in Pineland Station. 3425420. bl

Bella Italia Bistro and Pizza: 95 Mathews Drive in Port Royal Plaza. 689-5560. ld

Dye’s Gullah Fixin’s: 840 William Hilton Parkway. 681-8106. ld

Carolina Café: The Westin Resort, Port Royal Plantation. 681-4000, ext. 7045. bld

Fancy Q Sushi Bar & Grill: 435 William Hilton Parkway. 342-6626. ld

✰ Hudson’s on the Docks: Farmto-table may be the latest buzzword in the culinary world but this north-end favorite has been serving up dock-totable seafood since 1967. Many items

on the menu are brought in from Hudson’s own fishing fleet, docked just steps away from the restaurant. Feast on oysters, shrimp and soft shell crab while taking in stunning views of the docks, boats and Intracoastal Waterway. TRY THIS: Neptune’s Seafood Platter with oysters, scallops, shrimp, crabmeat croquette and seasonal fish, $24. 1 Hudson Road. 681-2772. www. hudsonsonthedocks.com. ld

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DINING P Il Carpaccio: If you’re hankering for some authentic Italian cuisine, this hidden gem tucked away in Pineland Station is worth finding. Pizza is cooked in a hardwood burning oven, imported from Modena, Italy. From Antipasti through Zuppe, Chef Eddy makes everything from scratch using the freshest available products. Try this: Vitella Piemonteste; veal scaloppine sauteed with mushrooms and Italian mild sausage in a light cream sauce, $16.95. 430 William Hilton Parkway in Pineland Station. 342-9949. www.ilcarpaccioofhiltonhead.com. ld

Munchies: 1407 Main Street. 7853354. ld

Sunset Grille: 43 Jenkins Island Road. 689-6744. ldos

New York City Pizza: 45 Pembroke Dr. 689-2222. ld

Tapas: 95 Mathews Drive, Suite B5, Hilton Head Island. 681-8590. d

Okko: 95 Mathews Drive. 341-3377. ld

TJ’s Take and Bake Pizza: 35 Main Street. 681-2900. ld

Old Fort Pub: 65 Skull Creek Drive in Hilton Head Plantation. 681-2386. ds

Turtles Beach Bar & Grill: 2 Grasslawn Avenue at the Westin Resort. 681-4000. ldo

Outback Steakhouse: 20 Hatton Place. 681-4329. ld

Up the Creek Pub & Grill: 18 Simmons Road in Broad Creek Marina. 681-3625. ld

Le Bistro Mediterranean: 430 William Hilton Parkway in Pineland Station. 681-8425. d

Reilley’s Grill and Bar (north): 95 Mathews Drive. 681-4153. ldso

Little Chris Cafe: 430 William Hilton Parkway. 785-2233. bld Main Street Café: 1411 Main Street Village. 689-3999. lds Mangiamo!: 2000 Main Street. 6822444. ld Mi Tierra (Hilton Head): 160 William Hilton Parkway in Fairfield Square. 342-3409. ld

Plantation Café and Deli: 95 Mathews Drive. 342-4472. bl

Ruby Lee’s: 46 Wild Horse Road. 681-7829. lds Skull Creek Boathouse: 397 Squire Pope Road. 681-3663. do Starbucks: 430 William Hilton Parkway in Pineland Station, Hilton Head Island. 689-6823. Street Meet: 95 Mathews Drive in Port Royal Plaza. 842-2570. ldo

WiseGuys steaks: 1513 Main Street. 842-8866. do Yummy House: 2 Southwood Park Drive. 681-5888. ld

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843: 890 William Hilton Parkway, Fresh Market Shoppes. ld Alexander’s: 76 Queens Folly Road. 785-4999. ld P Alfred’s: European-trained chef Alfred Kettering combines some of the most appealing elements of classic

American and Continental cuisine in this tiny Plantation Center hideaway. Grab a seat at the chef’s counter to watch the master at work, cranking out German favorites such as slowcooked Sauerbraten or pan-sauteed Wienerschnitzel. Try this: Roasted Chilean Sea Bass over mashed potatoes and spinach with Chardonnay sauce, $25.95. 807 William Hilton Parkway, #1200, in Plantation Center. 341-3117. www. alfredsofhiltonhead.com. D Arthur’s Grille: Arthur Hills course, Palmetto Dunes. 785-1191. ld Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers and Pizza: Robert Trent Jones course, Palmetto Dunes. 785-1165. ld P Bistro 17: Cozy, waterfront French cafe to the right of Neptune’s statue, overlooking picturesque Shelter Cove Marina. Casual bistro dining with a European cafe flair. Serving lunch and dinner with additional menus for kids and puppies. Nightly specials. Try this: Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon. Peppered mustard, mixed greens, pine nuts, dried cranberries,

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watusi 686-5200

san miguel’s 842-4555

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flatbread grill 341-2225

red onions and gorganzola. $25. 17 Harbourside Lane in Shelter Cove. 785-5517. ld

In addition to fish, shrimp, scallops, oysters and clams, Carolina Seafood House offers a well-rounded menu with slow-roasted prime rib, pecancrusted chicken and Lowcountry favorites such as shrimp and grits. Try this: Bikini Island Atomic Shrimp. Jumbo shrimp flash fried, tossed with Atomic Sauce and served on a bed of sliced cabbage, $5.99. Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road. 842-0084. d

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P ELA’s Blu Water Grille: Chef Chris Cohen combines his New England culinary flare with fresh-catch specialties at this three-level waterfront masterpiece overlooking Broad Creek and Shelter Cove Marina. The 165seat restaurant has been featured in Bon Appetit magazine and has won three prestigious OpenTable awards for Hilton Head’s best ambiance, best scenic view and best seafood. Try this: Pan Seared Diver Scallops with crab risotto, truffle butter and herbs, $28. 1 Shelter Cove Lane in Shelter Cove Harbour. 785-3030. www.elasgrille.com. ld

Bonefish: 890 William Hilton Parkway. 341-3772. ld Carrabba’s Italian Grill: 14 Folly Field Drive. 785-5007. ld Café at the Marriott: Oceanside at Marriott Beach and Golf Resort, Palmetto Dunes. 686-8488. bl Café Street Tropez: 841 William Hilton Parkway. 785-7425. ldo P Carolina Seafood House: Fresh seafood at reasonable prices, close to the beach. Dinners start as low as $9.

Chef David’s Roastfish & Cornbread: 70 Marshland Road. 3422996. ld Coco’s On The Beach: 663 William Hilton Parkway; also located at beach

P Coconutz Sportz Bar: With a 12-foot high definition television you can see from the street and 17 other TVs tuned to every sporting event you can imagine, this is a good place to watch the game. It’s like a home away from home. With $10 buckets, it might be even better. Try this: Jumbo “BLT” salad; lettuce, tomato, shredded cheese and lots of crispy bacon, $8.99. Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road. 842-0043 do Conroy’s: Hilton Head Marriott Beach and Golf Resort, Palmetto Dunes. 6868499. ds

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DelisheeeYo 785-3633

The Cottage 757-0508

kingfisher 785-4442

salty dog cafe 671-7327

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ment, be sure to visit this picturesque waterfront restaurant. Live music, dancing, comedy and magic complement Kingfisher’s extensive menu of fresh seafood, homemade pasta and juicy steaks. Watch the sun go down over Broad Creek and Shelter Cove Harbour. Try this: Seafood Volcano with a snow crab cluster, a dozen peel & eat shrimp and four oysters on a halfshell, $19.99. 18 Harbourside Lane in Shelter Cove. 785-4442. www.kingfisherseafood. com. Do

P Old Oyster Factory: With panoramic views overlooking Broad Creek, this Hilton Head landmark was voted one of the country’s “Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants” by OpenTable. It was also recently recommended in the “Off the Beaten Track” column of The Wall Street Journal. Wine Spectator magazine bestowed its “Award of Excellence” for the restaurant’s wine list and knowledge of wine. Try this: Potato Crusted Black Grouper served with garlic Parmesan rice and julienned vegetables, finished with a horseradish cream, $24.99. 101 Marshland Road. 681-6040. www. oldoysterfactory.com do

P Gator’z Pizza: Famous for its square pizza, hence the tagline “Pie R Square.” If you do the math, Gator’z provides more slices per pie than anywhere on the island. Try this: The “Mega” with pepperoni with 20 slices. Bring your appetite, $22.67. Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort. 842-0004. d Giuseppi’s Pizza and Pasta: 32 Shelter Cove Lane in Shelter Cove. 785-4144. ld Harold’s Diner: 641 William Hilton Parkway. 842-9292. bl

Island Bagel: South Island Square. 686-3353. bl P Jamaica Joe’z Beach Bar: Located just steps from the beach and adjacent to the island’s largest swimming pool. Open to the public. Try this: All beef chili dog with cheese and onions, served with chips, $4.99. Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road. 842-0044. P Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta and Steakhouse: If you’re seeking an evening of great food and entertain-

Little Venice: 2 Shelter Cove Lane in Shelter Cove. 785-3300. d New York City Pizza: 45 Pembroke Dr., Ste. 105. 689-2229. ld

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Pazzo: 807 William Hilton Parkway in Plantation Center. 842-9463. ld Pomodori: 1 New Orleans Road. 6863100. ld Ruan Thai Cuisine I: 81 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 785-8575. ld Scott’s Fish Market Restaurant and Bar: 17 Harbour Side Lane. 7857575. d P San Miguel’s: Enjoy the island’s best selection of margaritas while taking in amazing views of the water from the outdoor bar overlooking Shelter Cove Marina. The menu features all the traditional items you would expect to find at a Mexican restaurant, plus several sophisticated dishes such as Enchiladas del Mar and Shrimp Veracruz. Did we mention the margaritas? The Cadillac on the rocks must be tasted. Try this: Deluxe Burrito topped with enchilada sauce and scallions, served with Mexican rice, $10.95. 9 Shelter Cove Lane in Shelter Cove Harbour. 842-4555. www.sanmiguels.com. ld

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Alligator Grille: 33 Office Park Rd., Park Plaza. 842-4888. d Amigos Cafe y Cantina: 70 Pope Avenue. 785-8226. ld Angler’s Beach Market Grill: 2 North Forest Beach Dr., 785-3474. ld Annie O’s: 124 Arrow Road. 3412664. LD Aqua Ocean Grille: 10 North Forest Beach Drive. 715-8490. LD Asian Bistro: 51 New Orleans Road. 686-9888. ld Aunt Chilada’s Easy Street Cafe: 69 Pope Avenue. 785-7700. ld Beach Break Grill: 24 Palmetto Bay Road, Suite F. 785-2466. Ld Bess’ Delicatessen and Catering: 55 New Orleans Road, Fountain Center. 785-5504. bl

Starbucks: 32 Shelter Cove Lane. 842-4090

P Big Bamboo Cafe: After expanding its outside deck, owners of The Big Bamboo Café decided to upgrade their menu, focusing on fresh seafood items. Many fried items have been replaced with healthier grilled options, such as chargrilled chicken tacos. The appetizers and side items are also more sophisticated, from blue cheese coleslaw to citrus cerviche. Try this: Bikini Wrap; hummus, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, feta and viagrette, served with blue cheese coleslaw, $8.50. 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Coligny Plaza. 686-3443. ldo

Street Meet: 95 Mathews Drive in Port Royal Plaza. 842-2570. ldo

Bistro Mezzaluna: 55 New Orleans Road 842-5011. d

Up the Creek Pub & Grill: Broad Creek Marina, 18 Simmons Road. 6813625. ldo

Black Marlin Bayside Grill and Hurricane Bar: 86 Helmsman Way in Palmetto Bay Marina. 785-4950. lds

Santa Fe Café: 807 William Hilton Parkway in Plantation Center. 7853838. ld Sea Grass Grille: 807 William Hilton Parkway. 785-9990. ld Signals Lounge: 130 Shipyard Drive Crowne Plaza Resort. 842-2400.

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

P Charbar: Pick a bread, a protein, your veggies, and your toppings and Charbar will whip up a custom-built burger that will blow your mind. Voted Hilton Head’s best burger at the 2012 Burgers & Brew Festival and Hilton Head Monthly’s 2012 Reader’s Choice favorite “Rookie Restaurants.” You can also find amazing sandwiches, salads and drink specials. Live music. Try this: Champ Burger with Benton bacon marmalade, Dijon mustard, dill pickles and sharp cheddar cheese with fries, $10. 33 Office Park Rd., Suite 213, Park Plaza. 785-2427. LDo

HHI: 686-2474 Bluffton: 706-0800

Bravo Pizza: 1B New Orleans Road. 342-7757. ld Brellas Café: 130 Shipyard Drive. 842-2400. bd British Open Pub: 1000 William Hilton Parkway D3 in the Village at Wexford. 686-6736. Ldo Bullies BBQ: 3 Regents Pkwy. 6867427. LD Callahan’s Sports Bar & Grill: 49 New Orleans Road. 686-7665. ldo Captain Fishy's: 86 Helmsman Way, Palmetto Bay Marina. 671-3474. ldo P Captain Woody’s: Many restaurants claim to be a favorite of locals. Speaking as locals, one of our favorites is Captain Woody’s. Owners Shannon and Russell Anderson made a good thing even better with their new location at 6 Target Road. Woody’s now offers more seating, an expanded menu and an attractive outdoor patio with an attached bar. Try this: Grouper Melt, fried and topped with sauteed onions, mushrooms and melted cheese. Served open faced on a kaiser roll with homemade chips, $13.99. 6 Target Road. 785-2400. www.captainwoodys.com. ldo P Charlie’s L’Etoile Verte: A great place for a power lunch or a romantic dinner. Owner Charlie Golson and his son Palmer write their entire menu by hand each day, based on the freshest local seafood available. The dinner menu offers an array of 14 fresh fish, rack of lamb, filet mignon and more. Try this: Local Cobia grilled with mango vinaigrette, $29. 8 New Orleans Road. 785-9277. www.charliesgreenstar.com. ld

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Casey’s Sports Bar and Grille: 37 New Orleans Road. 785-2255. ldo Catch 22: 37 New Orleans Plaza. 7856261. d Coligny Deli & Grill: Coligny Plaza. 785-4440. ld Corks Neighborhood Wine Bar: 11 Palmetto Bay Road. 671-7783. do CQ’s: 140A Lighthouse Lane. 671-2779. ld Crane’s Tavern and Steakhouse: 26 New Orleans Road. 341-2333. d Crazy Crab (Harbour Town): 149 Lighthouse Road. 363-2722. ld Deli by the Beach: Village at Wexford. 785-7860. ld P DelisheeeYo: Executive chef Cathryn Matthes, a longtime islander, has taken the frozen yogurt craze up a few notches with an emphasis on healthy toppings such as fresh berries, organic apples, unsalted Georgia pecans, pumpkin seeds and more. In addition to yogurt, Delisheeeyo offers an organic juice bar, vegetarian lunch options and other healthy snacks in a clean, vibrant and artful environment. Try this: Buddah Bowl; organic quinoa and lentils steamed in alkaline water August 2013 133

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old oyster factorY 681-6040

Daniel’s 341-9379

with coconut oil, garam masala and sea salt, garnished with veggies and Uncle Vic’s Liquid Love dressing, $6.25. 32 Palmetto Bay Road in the Village Exchange. 785-3633. www. delisheeeyo.com.

Fiesta Fresh Mexican Grill: 51 New Orleans Road. 785-4788. ld

P Daniel’s Restaurant and Bar: From the hand-carved wooden entrance to the sleek and sophisticated big-city feel of the interior design, this oasis next to the beach offers a truly unique dining and nightlife experience. The tapas-style menu was inspired from dishes around the globe. The Butcher’s Block Steakhouse menu has everything from a petit filet mignon to a giant 22-ounce Porterhouse steak. Try this: Cinnamon Lamb Kabobs with Tahini and Indian black honey, $13. 2 North Forest Beach Drive. 3419379. www.danielshhi.com. ldo P Flatbread Grill and Bar: Upscale casual dining for family and friends in a friendly, energetic atmosphere. Neapolitan pizza, fresh pasta, gourmet salads and hearty Flatbread sandwiches. Enhance your meal with a cold draft beer or specialty cocktail. Dine-in, delivery or take-out, located 200 feet from famous Coligny Beach Park. Try this: Buffalo Flat Wrap; fried chicken tossed in Buffalo sauce with bacon, swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato served with a side of ranch dressing, $9.95. 2 North Forest Beach Drive. 341-2225. www.flatbreadgrillhhi.com. ldo DryDock: 21 Office Park Road. 8429775. ldo Earle of Sandwich Pub: 1 North Forest Beach Drive in Coligny Plaza. 785-7767. ld Electric Piano: 33 Office Park Road. 785-5399. o Fat Baby’s: 120 Arrow Road. 8424200. ld

French Kiss Bakery: Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Drive. 687-5471. bl Frozen Moo: Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Drive. 842-3131 Frosty Frog Cafe: 1 North Forest Beach in Coligny Plaza. 686-3764. ldo Fusion: 14 Greenwood Drive in the Gallery of Shoppes. 715-9365. ld Gillan’s Fresh Seafood & oyster bar: 841 William Hilton Parkway, Suite A, in South Island Square. 681FISH (3474). ld Gruby’s New York Deli: 890 William Hilton Parkway in the Fresh Market Shoppes. 842-9111. bl Harbour Side burgers and brews: Harbour Town, Sea Pines. 842-1444. ld Harbour Town Bakery and Cafe: Harbour Town, Sea Pines. 363-2021. bl Harbour Town Grill: Harbour Town Links Clubhouse, Sea Pines. 363-8380. bld Hilton Head Diner: 6 Marina Side Drive. 686-2400. bldo Hilton Head Brewing Company: 7C Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Plaza. 785-3900. ldo Hilton Head Ice Cream: 55 New Orleans Road, #114. 852-6333. Hinchey’s Chicago Bar and Grill: 36 South Forest Beach Drive. 6865959. ldo Hinoki of Kurama: 37 New Orleans Road. 785-9800. ld Hot Dog Harbour: Unit E-5, Coligny Plaza. 785-5400. ld Hugo’s: 841 William Hilton Parkway. 785-HUGO. ld

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IL CARPACCIO 342-9949

It’s Greek To Me: 11 Lagoon Road in Coligny Plaza. 842-4033. ldo

P Ombra Cucina Rustica: Popular local chef Michael Cirafesi and distinguished Philadelphia chef Nunzio Patruno have teamed up to open this upscale Italian restaurant in the Village at Wexford. Many dishes were created hundreds of years ago, passed down from generation to generation. All deserts, pastas and breads are made daily using natural and fresh ingredients imported from Italy. Try this: Carpaccio di Manzo; thinly sliced raw “Piemontese” beef, arugula, olive oil and shaved Parmigiano, $14. Village at Wexford. 842-5505. www. ombrahhi.com. d

Java Joe’s: 101 Pope Avenue in Coligny Plaza. 686- 5282. bldo Jazz Corner: Village at Wexford. 8428620. do Jump and Phil’s Bar and Grill: 7 Greenwood Drive, Suite 3B. 785-9070. ldo Karma / Ultimate Teen Nightlife: 5 Lagoon Road. 424-4016 o Kenny B’s French Quarter Cafe: 70 Pope Avenue in Circle Center. 7853315. blds Jersey Mike’s: 11 Palmetto Bay Rd., Island Crossing. 341-6800. Kurama Japanese Steak and Seafood House: 9 Palmetto Bay Road. 785-4955. d La Hacienda: 11 Palmetto Bay Road. 842-4982. ld Land’s End Tavern: South Beach Marina, Sea Pines Resort. 671-5456. bld Lodge Beer and Growler Bar: 7B Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Plaza. 842-8966. do P Mellow Mushroom: The place where Hilton Head’s pizza lovers and beer lovers gather. Outstanding pies made with spring water dough, prepared fresh every day. The ‘Shroom is also a great spot for hoagies, calzones, salads. A large bar and numerous flat screen TVs make it a popular spot for watching sporting events. Try this: The Mad Italian pizza; oil and garlic base topped with salami, roasted red peppers, onions, ham, mozzarella and pepperoncini, $24.95 (large). 33 Office Park Road in Park Plaza. 6862474. www.mellowmushroom.com. ldo Lowcountry Backyard: 32 Palmetto Bay Road at The Village Exchange. 785-9273. bld

Marker 59: Beach House hotel. One South Forest Beach Drive. 785-5126. Bld Market Street Cafe: 12 Coligny Plaza. 686-4976. ld Marley’s Island Grille: 35 Office Park Road in Park Plaza. 686-5800. do Michael Anthony’s: 37 New Orleans Road. 785-6272. d New York City Pizza: 81 Pope Avenue. 842-2227. ld Nick’s Steak & Seafood: 9 Park Lane. 686-2920. d One Hot Mama’s: 7 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Plaza. 682-6262. ldso Palmetto Bay Sunrise Café: 86 Helmsman Way in Palmetto Bay Marina. 686-3232. bl Paulie’s Coal-Fired Pizza: 1034 William Hilton Parkway. 785-3510. ldO Philly’s Café and Deli: 102 Fountain Center, New Orleans Road. 785-9966. l Pino Gelato: 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Village at Wexford. 842-2822. Plantation Café and Deli (south): 81 Pope Avenue in Heritage Plaza. August 2013 135

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Wreck of the salty Dog

Carolina Seafood House

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chorizo gravy and fried okra over a bed of sauteed kale, $24. 8 Archer Road. 686-3388. www.redfishofhiltonhead. com. ld

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Pomodori: 1 New Orleans Road. 6863100. d Quarterdeck: 149 Lighthouse Road, Harbour Town, Sea Pines. 842-1999. ldo P Red Fish: Upscale dining at its finest. Head chef Chaun Bescos takes advantage of his close relationship with local growers and farmer’s markets, tailoring Red Fish’s menu around which foods are in season. The result is an eclectic blend of seafood, steaks, fresh fruit and local vegetables. Try this: Lowcountry Shrimp and Grits; served with Keegan Filion Farms

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Reilley’s Grill and Bar (south): 7D Greenwood Drive. 842-4414. ldo Rita’s Water Ice: 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Coligny Plaza. 686-2596. Robert Irvine’s Eat!: 1000 William Hilton Parkway in the Village at Wexford. 785-4850. d P Salty Dog Cafe: One of Hilton Head’s favorite outdoor cafes for more than 20 years. Fresh seafood. Located at South Beach Marina, overlooking

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ombra 842-5055

Braddock Cove. Both indoor and outdoor seating are available. Live music and children’s entertainment nightly during the season. Try this: Crab Cake Dinner; two freshly prepared Chesapeake-style lump crab cakes with homemade remoulade sauce. Served with Captain’s Au Gratin potatoes and fresh vegetables, $22.99. South Beach Marina Village, Sea Pines Resort. 671-7327. www.saltydog.com. ld

Starbucks (south): 11 Palmetto Bay Road. 341-5477

Sage Room: 81 Pope Avenue, Heritage Plaza. 785-5352. d

Sweet Carolina Cupcakes: 1 N. Forest Beach Drive. 342-2611.

Sea Shack: 6 Executive Park Drive. 785-2464. ld

Tiki Hut: 1 South Forest Beach Drive at the Beach House. 785-5126. old

Sea Pines Beach Club and Surfside Grill: North Sea Pines Drive. 842-1888. ld

TJ’s Take and Bake Pizza: 11 Palmetto Bay Road in the Island Crossing Center. 842-8253 ld

Signe’s Heaven Bound Bakery & Cafe: 93 Arrow Road. 785-9118. bls

Topside at the Quarterdeck: Harbour Town, Sea Pines. 842-1999. d

Skillets Café: Coligny Plaza. 7853131. bld

Trattoria Divina: 33 Office Park Road. 686-4442. d

Smokehouse: 34 Palmetto Bay Road. 842-4227. bldo

Truffles Cafe (south): 785-3663. 8 Executive Park Road. ld

SmuthIland: 11 Palmetto Bay Rd. in Island Crossing shopping center. 842-9808.

Truffles Cafe (Sea Pines): 6716136. 71 Lighthouse Road. Sea Pines Center. ld

Southern Coney & Breakfast: 70 Pope Avenue in Circle Center. 6892447. bl

Vari Asian Seafood and Suhi Buffet: 840 William Hilton Pkwy. 7859000. ld

P Spirit of Harbour Town: 843363-9026. The Spirit, simply put, is a floating restaurant. It features a full crew, waitstaff, full bar, galley, restrooms – and best of all – fabulous views of Lowcountry. The Spirit is best known for its award winning Sunset Dinner Cruise where you’ll have the experience of a lifetime surrounded by breathtaking views of the Carolina sunset and dolphins at play. www. vagabondcruise.com.

Urban Vegan: 86 Helmsman Way, Palmetto Bay Marina. 671-3474. ld

Stack’s Pancakes of Hilton Head: 2 Regency Parkway. 341-3347. bld

Steamers: 28 Coligny Plaza. 7852070. ld Stellini:15 Executive Park Road. 7857006. d Stu’s Surfside: 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Coligny Plaza. 686-7873. ld The Studio: 20 Executive Park Road. 785-6000. d

Vine: 1 North Forest Beach Drive in Coligny Plaza. 686-3900. ld P Watusi: Self-serve frozen yogurt, coffee and smoothies are the specialties at this breakfast and lunch cafe. Customers are encouraged to stay and take advantage of the free Wi-Fi and comfortable couches. Several vegetarian items are available. Try this: The Big Watusi breakfast sandwich; three scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon and cheese served on August 2013 137

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Tavern 46 815-2327 toasted Cuban bread, $6.95. 71 Pope Avenue. 686-5200. www. islandwatusi.com. BL Wild Wing Café: 72 Pope Avenue. 785-9464. ldo Wine & Cheese If You Please: 24 Palmetto Bay Rd. Suit G. 8421200. P Wreck of the Salty Dog: Casual and fun in the same spirit as The Salty Dog Cafe with the same menu. Nightly chef’s specials add a uniqueness to this spot. Fresh seafood, steaks and sandwiches in a nautical atmosphere. One of the best views on the island. Try this: Live Maine Lobster; every Wednesday 4-9 p.m., $18.99. South Beach Marina Village, Sea Pines. 671-7327. d Yo Addiction: 890 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 38. 341-3335.

Bluffton Amigos Cafe y Cantina (Bluffton): 133 Towne Drive. 8158226. ld P Backwater Bill’s: 20 Hampton Lake Drive. 875-5253. ldo Badabings Pizza and Pasta: 68 Bluffton Road. 836-9999. ld Bluffton BBQ: 11 State of Mind Street. 757-7427, blufftonbbq. com. ld Bluffton Family Seafood House: 27 Dr. Mellichamp Drive. 757-4010. ld Buffalos Restaurant: 476 Mount Pelia Road inside Palmetto Bluff. 706-6500. ld Cahill’s Market & Chicken Kitchen: 1055 May River Rd. 7572921. ld

Big Bamboo Cafe 686-3443 P Captain Woody’s: Specializing in shrimp, clams and oysters which you can get freshly shucked, raw or steamed. Outdoor seating, indoor seating and a second-level open deck with an attached bar. A favorite hangout for locals. Try this: Grouper Melt, fried and topped with sauteed onions, mushrooms and melted cheese. Served open faced on a kaiser roll with homemade chips, $13.99. 17 State of Mind Street in the Calhoun Street Promenade. 7576222. www.captainwoodys.com. ldo Choo Choo BBQ Xpress: 129 Burnt Church Rd. 815-7675. ldo Claude & Uli’s Bistro: 1533 Fording Island Road. 837-3336. ld Coconuts Bar & Grille: 39 Persimmon Street. 757-0602. do Corks Neighborhood Wine Bar: 1297 May River Road. 8155168. do Corner Perk Cafe: 142 Burnt Church Road. 816-5674. bl P The Cottage Cafe, Bakery and Tea Room: A restored 1868 cottage serving scrumptious food with a side of old-world charm. Breakfast, lunch, Sunday brunch, tea and diner feature sophisticated cuisine with a Lowcountry flair. Fabulous fresh-baked pies, cakes, tarts, scones and cookies. Try this: Summer in Maine Lobster Pot Pie; in puff pastry, drizzled with creme fraiche and scallions, $21.95. 38 Calhoun Street. 757-0508. www.thecottagebluffton.com. bl Downtown Deli: 27 Dr. Mellichamp Drive. 815-5005. bl

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El Super Internacional: 33 Sherington Dr. 815-8113. ld Fiddlehead Pizza: 142 Burnt Church Road. 757-6466. ld Fiesta Fresh Mexican Grill: 876 Fording Island Road (Hwy. 278), Suite 1. 706-7280. ld Giuseppi’s Pizza and Pasta: 25 Bluffton Road. 815-9200. ld Gruby’s New York Deli: 198 Okatie Village Drive. 705-4190. ld Hana Sushi and Japanese Fusion: 1534 Fording Island Road. 837-3388. www.hanasushifusion.com ld HogsHead Kitchen and Wine Bar: 1555 Fording Island Rd. 837-4647. Honeybaked Ham: 1060 Fording Island Road. 815-7388. bld Jameson’s Charhouse: 671 Cypress Hills Drive, Sun City. 7058200. ld Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q: 872 Fording Island Road. 706-9741. ld Katie O’Donald’s: 1008 Fording Island Road (Kittie’s Crossing). 815-5555. ldo Kelly’s Tavern: 11B Buckingham Plantation Drive. 837-3353. bldo Kickin’ Chicken: 1011 Fording Island Rd. in the Best Buy Shopping Center. 836-5040. ldo Kobe Japanese Restaurant: 30 Plantation Park Drive. 757-6688. ld Longhorn: Inside Tanger I. 7057001. ld Los Jalapeno’s Mexican Grill:

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BISTRO 17 785-5517

Coconut’z 842-0043

Jamaica Joe’z 842-0044

The Bridge Center. 837-2333. ld

Fording Island Road. 815-4445.

Station 300. 25 Innovation Dr.

Lowcountry Flower Girls: Berkeley Place. 837-2253.

Pour Richard’s: 4376 Bluffton Parkway. 757-1999. do

815-2695. ldo

May River Grill: 1263 May River Road. 757-5755. ld

The Pub at Old Carolina: 91 Old Carolina Road. 757-6844. d

dining with a menu that features

P Mellow Mushroom: The place where Bluffton’s pizza lovers and beer lovers gather. Outstanding pies made with spring water dough, prepared fresh every day. The ‘Shroom is also a great spot for hoagies, calzones, salads and other munchies. A large bar and numerous flat screen TVs make it a popular spot for watching sporting events. Try this: Magical Mystery Tour pizza; pesto base pizza and crust with button and portobello mushrooms, mozzarella, spinach, feta and jalapenos, $24.95 (large). 878 Fording Island Road. 706-0800. www.mellowmushroom.com. ldo

R BAR: 70 Pennington Drive. 7577264. ld

Mi Tierra: 27 Dr. Mellichamp Drive. 757-7200. ld Mi Tierrita: 214 Okatie Village Drive. 705-0925. ld Moe’s Southwest Grill: 3 Malphrus Road. 837-8722. ld Mulberry Street Trattoria: 1476 Fording Island Road. 837-2426. lds

Red Stripes Caribbean Cuisine and Lounge: 8 Pin Oak Street. 757-8111. ldo River House Restaurant: 476 Mount Pelia Road in Palmetto Bluff. 706-6500. ld

gourmet burgers, barbecue ribs, slow-cooked pork chops and many desserts. One of the largest bars in the Lowcountry with 34 beers on tap. With 15 flat-screen TVs, it’s also a good place to watch sporting events. Try this: Chipotle Chicken

Ruan Thai Cuisine II: 26 Towne Drive, Belfair Town Village. 7579479. ld

pers, spinach and sweet corn over

Saigon Cafe: 1304 Fording Island Road. 837-1800. bld

Kittie’s Landing Road. 815-2327.

Sake House: G1017 Fording Island Road Ste 105. 706-9222. ld Sea Trawler Restaurant: 35 Fording Island Road Extension. 837-5673. Sigler’s Rotisserie: 12 Sheridan Park Circle. 815-5030. d Sippin’ Cow Cafe: 1230 May River Road. 757-5051. bl Squat N’ Gobble: 1231 May River Road. 757-4242. bld

Old Town Dispensary: 15 Captains Cove. 837-1893. ldO

Stooges Cafe: 25 Sherington Drive. 706-6178. bl

Outback Steakhouse: 100 Buckwalter Place. 757-9888. ld

Sublime Prime: 163 Bluffton Road, Suite F. 815-6900. d

Panda Chinese Restaurant: 25 Bluffton Road. 815-6790. ld

Truffles Cafe: 815-5551. 91 Towne Drive Belfair Towne Village. ld

Plantation Cafe & Deli: 1532

a selection of steak, local seafood,

Robert Irvine’s Nosh!: Inside Tanger II. 837-5765. ld

NEO: 326 Moss Creek Village. 837-5111. ld

Pino Gelato Gourmet Cafe: 1536 Fording Island Road. 8372633.

P Tavern 46: Casual yet upscale

Cavatelli; grilled chicken, red pepcavatelli pasta with chipolte cream sauce and Parmesan, $15. 16 ldo Walnuts Café: 70 Pennington Drive in Sheridan Park. 815-2877. bls Wild Wing Café (Bluffton): 1188 Fording Island Road. 8379453. 837-9453. ld

Daufuskie island Eagle’s Nest: 56 Fuskie Lane, Bloody Point, 341-5522. Marshside Mama’s Cafe: 15 Haig Point Road on County Landing. 785-4755. ld M

All area codes 843. Listings are fluid

Vineyard 55: 55 Calhoun Street. 757-9463. d

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A heaping helping of the latest news in area restaurants.

PINO GELATO GOURMET CAFE OPENS IN BLUFFTON A new European-style coffeehouse has opened in Bluffton. Located in Bridge Center, Pino Gelato Gourmet Café prides itself on fresh, high-end coffee drinks, desserts, chocolates, sandwiches, flatbreads and more. The coffee is fresh-roasted by Charleston microroaster Island Coffee each week. “Our coffee is the best in the area,” co-owner Krisztian Lonyai said. “(Island Coffee) imports beans from Coasta Rica and Columbia, they roast them on Tuesday and they get here on Wednesday. That’s the main reason why our coffee is so good and fresh.” Chocolates are provided by DeBrand Fine Chocolates, a company that has twice been listed among “Oprah’s Favorite Things” in O, The Oprah Magazine. Desserts are from a small pastry shop outside of Charlotte. Hours are 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and noon-8 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 843-837-2633. LECLAIRE NAMED MANAGING PARTNER OF FRANKIE BONES SERG Restaurant Group has announced Phil LeClaire as a managing partner of Frankie Bones Restaurant and Lounge on Hilton Head Island. LeClaire moved from Niagara Falls to Lewiston, N.Y., where he managed the River Side Inn. He began his career with SERG as a manager at Marley’s Island Grill and after six months was transferred to Frankie Bones, where he has held his position as general manager for six years. CAPTAIN FISHY’S & URBAN VEGAN: TWO RESTAURANTS IN ONE There are two new restaurants at Palmetto Bay Marina — actually, it’s two kitchens serving one restaurant. At Captain Fishy’s & Urban Vegan, there’s dining inside or on the patio courtyard with views looking out towards the water. Captain Fishy’s takes care of the fish lovers while the kitchen at Urban Vegan caters to vegetarians and vegans. There’s a selection of healthy drinks and healing teas. For those who want something a bit stronger, try the organic, sulfate-free wines or the gluten-free beers. For more information, call 843-671-3474. BIG BAMBOO PLANS BLOWOUT FOR ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND To celebrate its 18th anniversary weekend, the Big Bamboo has lined up some of its best live entertainment ever. The three-day celebration starts at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, with a doubleheader of local band Cranford & Sons and the band Connor Christian & Southern Gothic, who recently charted at No. 1 on the CMT video chart for their new release “Sheets Down.” The bands are going to play two sets each and take turns so both the dinner crowd and the late crowd can experience both bands. On Friday, Aug. 2, the Beagles take the stage from 6-9:30 p.m. followed by The Richmond Brothers. Popular local band The Mundahs will close the weekend with a 10 p.m. performance. The band is back together following a 10-year break, which included a touring career and a show at the Old Post Office where a little band by the name of Phish opened for them. 140 hiltonheadmonthly.com

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Lori Craven Catering introduces line of sweets After more than 20 successful years of being one of Hilton Head’s premier caterers, Lori Craven Catering has branched out to offer a new product line of Southern Sweets. Starting out as a special thank you gift to preferred clients, Craven’s Honey Pecan Bars have turned into a regional favorite. Made with local honey and pecans, Craven is promoting the bars as, “a taste of the South in your mouth.” The bars have been beautifully packaged and are now available to the public as a specialty gift, a wedding favor, a Christmas treat or just for personal enjoyment. You can order directly by calling 843-689-9499. Editor’s Note: The Monthly team would like to thank Lori Craven Catering for providing us boxes, helping us get through production of the past two issues. They’re GR-R-REAT! Daphne’s extends hours Starting this month Daphne’s will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. serving gourmet soups, salads, sandwiches, freshly pressed juices, smoothies, herbal teas, beer, wine and more. There are also weekday specials: Monday, vegetarian plate and French lentil soup; Tuesday, chicken curry and red lentil soup; Wednesday, smothered pork chops and beet cabbage dill soup; Thursday, stew chicken vegetable and carrot ginger soup; Friday, honey barbecue ribs and three-mushroom soup. For more information, call 843-342-6861 or go online to www.gourmetsoupsbydaphne.com. Jersey Mike’s opens on Hilton Head Chris Brown has opened a Jersey Mike’s franchise on Hilton Head Island. The restaurant is located at 11 Palmetto Bay Road in the Island Crossing shopping center. To celebrate the opening, Brown circulated 7,500 coupons around the island offering a free regular sub with at least a $1 contribution to the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head. Brown also owns the Jersey Mike’s franchise in Bluffton. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. Lowcountry Flower Girls opens at Berkeley Place A new bakery and cafe has opened in Bluffton. Lowcountry Flour Girls, located at Berkeley Place, specializes in custom wedding and other cakes for special occasions. The cafe serves pastries, muffins, cupcakes, cookies, coffee, juice, soft drinks and more. Longtime resident Kathleen Madden is the owner and baker of the cafe. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Up the Creek Pub & Grill is back to offering live music on its new waterfront stage, from 8-11 p.m. on Fridays and 1-5 p.m. on Saturdays. DJ Bob Bradley will perform on Mondays from 5-8 p.m. Also, the Creek has upped its menu with a Chipotle Black Bean Burger and St. Louis fire braised ribs. The popular smoked butts and wings will remain on the menu, along with salads, seafood, hush puppies and loads of brew. August 2013 141

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MUSIC

Bobby Ryder on a mission to keep his unique style of entertainment going

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alive BY MICHAEL PASKEVICH PHOTO BY KEITH VANDER SCHAAF PHOTOGRAPHY

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obby Ryder embraces an old-school style of entertainment, and he pushes no shortage of traditional showbiz buttons in performances that wouldn’t be out of place in a hip Las Vegas lounge post-midnight. “We’re going to be here until the wee hours,” he promises a midweek audience at The Jazz Corner, suggesting a special night at one of his ongoing gigs in a local career that spans four decades and counting. “Of course,” he adds with a grin, “this is Hilton Head so the wee hours means sometime between 9:30 and 10 o’clock.” He swings into a Sinatra standard, “I’ve Got the World on a String,” alternately clipping and extending mid-range vocal notes as a seasoned trio lays down stellar support. The Bobby Ryder Quartet segues into “Where or When” and it won’t be long before the front man reaches down for one of his three saxophones and accents the accompaniment with a graceful soprano solo storm and learned trade-offs with pianist Norm Gagne. Light reflects off a pinky ring as he grips the microphone in his right hand, the left hand lax then extended as he works his way

through a dramatic inside take on Perry Como’s “It’s Impossible” that generates vigorous applause. And Ryder’s fashion sense matches the classy vibe and enthusiasm. He’s sharply dressed in a three-piece suit with a pale purple tie and matching pocket square that accents a lean frame topped by a whitened head of hair and goatee that contrasts neatly with his black-rimmed glasses. Ryder works the room with a casual yet stately air, sipping a scotch and cajoling a wide-eyed young lady onstage for some face-to-face crooning. He’ll later venture into the crowd to get up close and personal with an elderly lady seated near the stage, and Jazz Corner owner Bob Masteller will tote his horn onstage for some cool instrumentals, including a bluesy shuffle on “Coming Home Baby” in tribute to late Savannah bassist Ben Tucker. “I’m just an entertainer,” the personable Ryder says between sets as he shares a smoke (“all singers smoke”) and details his love of tradition. “My catchphrase is ‘keeping it alive’ and I feel like I’m on a personal mission to keep this kind of entertainment going … there aren’t many people that are still doing it like this

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and we’re kind of a dying breed.” Indeed, Ryder is a throwback to an era where entertainers always looked better than their audiences and gave it their all every evening. A native of New Jersey, home to Sinatra and countless other famed saloon singers, he was initially set on rock stardom “playing sax with hundreds of bands” while growing up in a working-class family. He would later step forward as a singer — “I sing like a sax player,” he smiles - and found himself center stage at Radio City Music Hall before making his way as an emerging solo act in Atlanta. “I’ve always been a fan of great entertainers like Sammy (Davis Jr.) and (Bobby) Darin, but especially the lounge guys like Louis Prima and Sam Butera, where you had to have some extra personality, do a little of this, a little of that, and develop a camaraderie with your audience,” he says. Ryder landed a headliner spot at the famed Royal Hawaiian in Honolulu but stopped in Hilton Head in the early 1980s to break in the show before a three-year engagement that pushed him to the brink of stardom. He returned to the Mariner’s Inn (later the Hilton and now the Omni Resort) in 1984 for a run of month-to-month contract performances that merely lasted more than 14 years and made him an area fixture. Ryder then invested in ill-fated Club Crescendo (now Mezzaluna restaurant), an ahead-of-its-time supper club concept that cost him his Hilton Head home and forced him to contemplate an uncertain future. “I had to make a decision whether to get out of the business or make this my profession for the rest of my life,” he notes. So he worked tirelessly at any venue available, paid off every investor and re-settled in Bluffton where he and 28-year spouse Lisa have raised a pair of now-grown children. Ryder’s self-contained tribute shows to the likes of Darin and Neil Diamond — “no matter where I’m working someone asks me to sing ‘Sweet Caroline’” — have become a calling card in addition to his live music shows every other Wednesday at The Jazz Corner. He now has eight solo shows with pre-recorded support that include tributes to Motown and Italian crooners, and Ryder continues to hone a singular stage persona that reverently draws on his favorites in steady shows at local restaurants, country clubs, wherever there’s work. “All those influences are what make my vocals what they are and I’ve always loved the mannerisms,” he says. “Darin was a very ‘handsy’ singer, Sinatra was simply the coolest guy in the room and (Tony) Bennett was always singing ahead of the band and happy to be there, which is how I feel.” While enthused by new traditionalists such as Harry Connick Jr. and Michael Buble’ on the national scene, Ryder has surely found his own niche and remains determined to keep the flame burning for audiences that are often old enough to remember the originals. “There are plenty of great players and bands around here like Cranford & Sons, but so far there’s only one of me and I feel very lucky about that.” And Bobby Ryder has no intention of slowing down, even at a time when side passions such as golf and fishing could be taking precedence. “If I could work seven nights a week I would,” he confides. “I still feel good, my throat doesn’t get tired and, well, I just want to be out there and keep doing it.” M

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LAST CALL

What is your happiness factor? MARC FREY mfrey@freymedia.com

Without joy there is no meaning to life and no strength to make things better.

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t would be easy to allow oneself to become depressed, realizing that there are so many things that could use fixing in this world, complain about injustice or one’s own misfortune. Instead I remember a proverb one of my mentors taught me growing up. “It is better to light a fire than complain about the darkness”. Focusing on the negative is not going to make anything better, but in order to find the daily strength to look at the bright side of life and do our part to turn things positive, we need a source of inner power and positive energy. A little over four years ago, when our two boys left the home to go to college and we suffered from empty nest syndrome and the economy took a nosedive, I decided that it was time to add what I call a “happiness factor” into my life, something that would add a daily dose of smile. Mine came in form a 4-month-old female black rescue puppy that I was lucky enough to find at the Humane Society on Spanish Wells Road. I decide to call her “Joya” (based on JOY), which turned out to be the perfect name. In the meantime, she has grown up to be all of 11 pounds but with a personality that can fill a room. No wonder she made a career here at our office and is now the official CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) in charge of a good mood – something I might add every company could use. Walkers routinely ask me, “What

kind of dog is that? ” to which I answer a mix of a Chihuahua and something very fast and very smart. I’m not suggesting that adopting a pet is the only way to find that daily dose of positive energy, but since this is the “Pet Issue” of Monthly I found it opportune to share my story. I’m sure there is 1,001 other ways to find something that helps you to keep a positive attitude towards life and make you go the extra step. I would love it if you would share what your personal “Happiness Factor” is. It really does not matter what inspires you or where you find it, the only important part is that to you have one or several. In my opinion, fast food, TV shows and social networks are not the answer, it has to be something that fulfills you on a much deeper level, either emotionally or intellectually or spiritually. The possession of material things is not fulfilling either. A shiny bike isn’t fulfilling, but the rides you take with it that make you smile. Family, friends, nature, volunteering, music, reading, sports, cooking, gardening, arts and crafts are good sources of adding a sense of satisfaction to our daily routine but so often we fill our lives with “busy” and forget to take the time to replenish our soul. M Please send your comments to my email at mfrey@freymedia.com. We would like to get your feedback on this important idea.

Joya FREY CHO (Chief Happiness Officer)

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