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Departments 6 At the Helm/About the Cover

Inside the May Monthly

8 The Big Picture 10 The Vibe 20 Q&A: John Morris Russell Hilton Head Island Symphony Orchestra’s new maestro talks Haydn, Mozart and Average White Band. By Mark Kruezweiser





Your neighbors: Stuff My Mom Says Area moms share their thoughts on motherhood, while Monthly readers share their favorite “Momisms.” Join in the laughter and find out which “momism” took home more than $800 in prizes. Business: Passing go, Part 2 Last month we looked at the stunning amount of reinvestment being made in area hotels. This month, our look at the rebounding Lowcountry continues with real estate news. By Paul Floeckher Child’s Play Come meet an array of amazing kids from all over the Lowcountry, check out some of the entries in our Cutest Kid contest, and find out who took the top honor. By Lance Hanlin, Karen Cerrati, Robyn Passante, Ruth Ragland




22 Your Neighbors: Social Spotlight

2012 Lowcountry Healthcare Directory Our annual comprehensive listing of area physicians, healthcare providers and facilities returns. Plus, we answer your questions about insurance. By Sally Mahan

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Dining: The Cottage Old Town Bluffton landmark offers up cuisine and atmosphere with a heaping helping of small town charm.


26 Your Neighbors: Weddings 42 Business: On the Move 46 Business: Money Report 89 Home Discovery 103 Where to eat 119 Up After Dark 120 Big Tastes from a Small Island This foodie mom describes a few of her favorite things. By Sally Kerry-Dineen 125 Lowcountry Calendar 140 Music: Big Awesome Locals take their punk-pop sound on the road. By Barry Kaufman 142 Secret Places: High and dry Who know Hilton Head had ridges? By Todd Ballantine 144 Last Call By Marc Frey

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Happy moms, happy baby


n the spirit of this issue’s “Stuff my Mom Says” feature, I’ve decided to share a little nugget of wisdom from my own mom, up above. She always told us that “A happy mom makes a happy baby,” and in this issue I’m really seeing the wisdom behind that sentiment. Beyond my two girls, I’ve always considered Monthly to be my “baby.” I’ve nurtured it for more than 20 years, watching it grow from little more than a community newsletter to the magazine you hold in your hands. And now, I say with no small amount of maternal pride, I’m watching it grow again. Starting with this issue, Monthly will be available in a digital, iPad-friendly format. Now I’m not exactly Steve Jobs here (I gave up on Facebook well before the introduction of timeline made it necessary), but what that means is iPad owners can now enjoy flipping through the magazine and keeping up on everything going on in the Lowcountry without getting their copy of the magazine all dog-eared.

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But beyond my baby’s graduation to an iMag, there’s plenty keeping this mom happy this month. Our medical directory is back and better than ever with all the cutting edge treatment, knowledgeable physicians and world-class facilities that make the Lowcountry famous. We’re sitting down at the Squat ‘n’ Gobble with Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra maestro John Morris Russell on page 20. And, as you saw on the cover, we’re hanging out with some area youth who are doing great things, from gaining YouTube stardom to landing major modeling and music contracts, and from winning national cooking contests to mastering the twin arts of motocross and violins. We’ll also announce the winner of our Cutest Kid Contest as voted on by our Facebook fans. Our winner joins a crowded field of Monthly contest winners this month. Flip around the magazine (on your iPad or otherwise) to see who won hundreds in restaurant gift certificates in Monthly’s March Madness, who will be giving their mom the best Mother’s Day ever by winning a prize package worth more than $800 for their winning “Momism,” and which local watering hole took home the title “(un)official Drink of the Heritage.” It’s all part of our desire to make Monthly your magazine. IRL (which my tech guy assures me means “In real life”) we’re getting out there in the community at a pair of amazing events. Stop by the Monthly booth at the Bluffton Village Festival, May 12, or at the Hilton Head Island Taste of Summer Craft Beer Festival, May 19, to let us know what you think. A happy mom makes a happy baby. True enough, Mom. But in this case, a happy baby makes for one proud mom. M

About the cover Nic and Tristan Puehse shredded more than a few skate parks as part of their meteoric rise to stardom. What started as a viral video quickly turned into endorsement contracts, television appearances and movie stardom for the twins. So how did these two extreme preteens wind up on Hilton Head Island? The answer may surprise you.


address PO Box 5926, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938 offices 843-842-6988 fax 843-842-5743 email web /hiltonheadmonthly @HHMonthly subscriptions One-year (12-issue) subscriptions are $12. Visit www.hiltonhead and click on “Contact Us” to subscribe. PRESIDENT Anushka Frey PUBLISHER Lori Goodridge-Cribb EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Barry Kaufman ART DIRECTOR Jeremy Swartz DESIGN Charles Grace EDITORIAL ASSISTANCE Sally Mahan INTERN Manny Floresca PHOTOGRAPHERS John Brackett, Arno Dimmling, Butch Hirsch, Rob Kaufman WRITERS Todd Ballantine, Karen Cerrati, Roslyn Farhi, Paul Floeckher, Lance Hanlin, Stephanie Ingersoll, Sally Kerr-Dineen, Mark Kreuzweiser, Sally Mahan, Robyn Passante, Ruth Ragland, Steven Weber, Tim Wood ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVES Rebecca Verbosky 843-842-6988, ext. 239 Jane Higdon 843-842-6988, ext. 242 Joy Vinson 843-842-6988, ext. 228 Archie Karijanian 843-384-9544 Gordon Deal 843-301-1132

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Hilton Head Camera Club member John Parson snapped this picture, which will be displayed at the Lowcountry Through The Lens Exhibition. The Camera Club is holding the even from May 4 through June 24 at the Coastal Discovery Museum. The image is entitled Broad Creek At Dusk.


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

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It all starts right here.

12 years in the making. $31 million to fund. So where is it already?




Are the new flyovers a necessary step in the continuing growth of the Lowcountry or are they an eyesore? Sound off at



new road construction project is expected to reduce congestion on U.S. 278 by as much as 30 percent, and provide a safer, more efficient hurricane evacuation route, say officials. The $31 million “flyover” project that will hook up Bluffton Parkway with U.S. 278 is expected to get under way by late summer or early fall and will take about two years to complete. No lanes on U.S. 278 will be closed or impacted during construction, said project manager David Beaty, of Florence & Hutcheson of Columbia. The flyover bridges will start at Bluffton Parkway’s intersection with Buckingham Plantation Drive and go over the marsh between Buckingham Landing and The Gatherings. There will be ramps at the foot of the first bridge to Hilton Head Island. “Basically, if you’re heading toward Hilton Head on the

Parkway, you’ll go up on a bridge over the marsh to 278 and then you would merge just before getting on the first set of bridges (to the island),” Beaty said. “That flyover will go right over where the BP gas station and the produce/shrimp stand are on 278.” Drivers coming off the island who want to get on to Bluffton Parkway would exit onto the westbound flyover after getting off the last bridge from the island. The project was conceived in 2000 when Bluffton was growing by leaps and bounds. A study was commissioned by Beaufort County to look at projected traffic on U.S. 278. Funding for the flyover project, along with a variety of other road improvement plans, was part of penny sales tax referendum that voters gave the thumbs-up to in 2006. However, the sales tax didn’t raise as much money as was needed for the flyover project.

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“The penny sales tax has been a pay-as-you-go program, meaning that as funds became available, projects moved forward,” said County Council Chairman Weston Newton. However, the project is on track since the S.C. Department of Transportation awarded the county a $15 million grant earlier this year for the project. The money comes from the federal government but is administered by the state. “But for the funding issues, the flyover would have been built a number of years ago,” said Newton. “But now things are progressing. All of the federal permits are in place and $4 or $5 million has been spent to move utility lines to accommodate the flyover.” Newton said the county emergency management division and law enforcement were involved with the decision

to build the flyover and both were concerned about the need to reduce traffic on U.S. 278. The main considerations were congestion, safety and hurricane evacuation. “The traffic models show there will be a traffic reduction on U.S. 278 of up to 30 percent with the flyover,” said Beaty. “It will not only reduce congestion, it will increase safety and efficiency during a hurricane evacuation.” Newton echoed that point. “Public safety is paramount,” he said. “We need to make certain that we have a safe roadway system for visitors and residents. We need to make certain we have the infrastructure so that people are out of harm’s way.” One of the concerns raised about the flyover is the aesthetics of the project.

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“A few of the residents from Buckingham Landing came to the public hearing and voiced concerns about the visual impact of placing a bridge over the marsh,” said Beaty. “But other comments were positive about less traffic on 278.” The Town of Hilton Head Island approved of the project under the condition that aesthetics would be taken into account. “The same concerns were raised when the Cross Island Parkway was

built,” said Newton. “These are legitimate concerns about impacting the beauty of the Lowcountry, but attention will be paid to aesthetics during the construction project. And I think these aesthetic issues can be minimized, such as they were when the bridge on U.S. 278 was built at Sun City and there was extensive landscaping done there.” Meanwhile, a separate portion of the extension of the Bluffton Parkway — from Burnt Church Road to Malphrus Road — opened in late April.

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Happy Birthday! Monthly celebrates local milestones. PHOTO BY BUTCH HIRSCH


20 YEARS! Congratulations to Shane Gould and all the crew at Fuel Clothing Co. on two decades of adrenaline.

The Hilton Head Plantation Women’s Club

25 YEARS! The group will celebrate its silver anniversary May 8 at Sonesta Resort in Shipyard.


BY THE NUMBERS 13 YEARS, 10 MONTHS, 19 DAYS The amount of time prohibition lasted in the United States. Come celebrate our great national course correction at the Hilton Head Island Taste of Summer Craft Beer Festival May 19. Check out page 122 for our ode to craft beer. 12

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t’s always been a well-known fact around the Lowcountry that Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue runs a pretty tight ship. Now, thanks to an international commission, run by the Center for Public Safety Excellence, the entire world knows the level of quality the island enjoys every day. Fire & Rescue Captain Chief Lavarn Lucas found out March 6 that the department had been granted reaccreditation, making them one of just 148 fire departments in the entire world, and five in South Carolina, to earn accreditation. “(Our firefighters) were excited,” said Lucas. “Not many out there that can claim they are accredited. It gives you a certain amount of pride of the organization.” This year marks the third time in five years HHI Fire & Rescue has earned this honor from the The Commission on Fire Accreditation International. According to Lucas, the accreditation serves as a way for fire departments to prove they are meeting the expectations of serving the community. “The CFAI has this list of performance indicators that we judge our-

selves against,” he said. “We submitted over 1,250 pages in our response.” Along with the documentation, Fire & Rescue provided scores of supporting documents, explaining their operations to the Commission. Those 1,250 pages covered a broad range of criteria demanded by the CFAI, including how the organization is funded, whether the legislation that created the organization is current, whether their budget is balanced, whether the organization has a process for setting goals and objectives, and so on. For each criteria answered, HHI Fire & Rescue had to provide references to prove they qualified in all 1,250 measures of criteria. “There was a performance indicator that asked if we operate on a balanced budget,” said Lucas as one example of what the CFAI was looking for. “That was a simple and easy one for us to answer because the South Carolina State Constitution says municipal governments must run on a balanced budget. So we just had to reference that page of the constitution.” Once the self-assessment was completed, the CFAI sent a peer-review team of four fire service professionals,

FOUR ALARM EXTRA Scan the QR code to check out an outtake from photographer Butch Hirsch’s photo sessions with HHI Fire & Rescue.

including a chief from Delaware, Ohio, a chief officer from Vail, Co., and two chief officers from Virginia. For a week, the team inspected each of those 1,250 items and sent their report back to CFAI. The report confirmed Fire & Rescue’s qualifications. Lucas and Battalion Chief Randy Lindstrom were flown out to Las Vegas in short order to appear before the commission, and one round of voting later, HHI Fire & Rescue had earned its third accreditation, placing it in elite company worldwide. Lucas said, “The community should be proud of this accomplishment because it demonstrates the ongoing effort by Fire & Rescue to repeatedly evaluate the community and its needs, to reevaluate the Fire & Rescue’s operations to determine to meet that need, and to always strive to be the best at providing both fire and EMS operations to the community.”

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I’ll drink to that The votes are in and The Electric Piano’s “Lowcountry Lemonade” has taken home the title of (un)official Drink of the Heritage as voted on in our online poll. Check out the recipe below, then mix yourself up one today. Or possibly later this evening.

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LOWCOUNTRY LEMONADE • 1.5 oz. Grey Goose Le Citron • 1 oz. Grand Marnier • 1oz. lemon juice • 1oz. sweet and sour mix

• 1oz. Sprite Shake well then serve back in glass with a nice froth on the top. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

CONGRATULATIONS, CAROL NELSON! Carol won our inaugural Monthly’s March Madness, taking home some sweet gift certificates and prizes from a slew of area restaurants, including Smokehouse, Salty Dog Cafe, Truffles, SERG Group, Captain Woody’s and Mellow Mushroom. Keep an eye on Monthly for more ways to win!

or Moss Creek resident Rosanne Adams, turning 70 is a reason to celebrate. And while most of us might opt to ring in our septennial with a quiet dinner with friends or a night out on the town, Adams chose a different tack. She’s going to bike the entire length of the Mississipi River. “We leave from New Orleans on May 3 and our destination is Lake Itasca in Minnesota, right at the headwaters,” said Adams. Adams will make the trek as part of a group called WomanTours, a pack of wanderlust-infused ladies who make it a habit of criss-crossing the country once a year. She’s been riding with them since 2003. This trip, however, has a special purpose beyond just taking in America at 12 miles an hour. Adams is collecting donations, support and funds from her trip and donating them to the Moss Creek Marines, a group of United States Marine Corps veterans, Navy Corpsmen and spouses of deceased Marines. The Moss Creek Marines “adopt” Marines in combat zones and

help give them a taste of home through “packages of personal, comfort, and fun items to make life more bearable.” according to their website. To date the Moss Creek Marines have adopted more then 27,100 Marines, serving in 61 combat units in Iraq and Afghanistan. So far, Adams has raised $3,000 for the cause, starting with an old family friend who just happens to be a famous country music star, Darius Rucker. “Darius was in college with my son,” Adams explained. “My son was in the Naval ROTC and went on to join the Marine Corps, and Darius was acquainted with Marines around here. He’s very generous.” To donate your money or support for the Moss Creek Marines, visit www. To learn more about Adams’ ride up the river, visit You can also mail a check to: Moss Creek Marines P.O. Box 21312 Hilton Head Island, SC 29925

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Swag club

Smelly bags, tasty vodka and pricey shampoo Swag Club members filled their goody bags with another round of great stuff from PR flaks this month. From odor-eating bags to nasal spray, Monthly was only too happy to hand this stuff out for free, and Swaggers were just as happy to let you know what they thought about it. First up is Jayme Lopko, who took home the magical odoreating Moso bag.

I had the small 200g Moso bag in my master bedroom for several weeks waiting to smell the difference, but that is just it. I smelled nothing. There was no flower or fruity smell, but there was also no musty or moldy smell typical of a bathroom.

The Moso bag took away odors that I had forgotten were there. There is also that pesky moisture that builds up in the room after a shower that fogs up the mirror. Well, the Moso bag did away with that too. I have had no excess moisture and no foggy mirrors since putting the Moso bag in there. It was a nice thing to put in place and forget it was there but still get the benefits of what it does. The air is cleaner and has less moisture in a room that is usually one of the worst places in the house for both. -Jayme Lopko Next up, we have Lauren Reilley, who took home the Snoozeshade, an invention so simple that we’re mad we didn’t come up with it first.

Black and white and beautiful

Sunday, March 18, saw a great turnout of folks at the reception for the SoBA Black and White Photograph challenge judging the exhibit of top-notch work, including 94 entries by 62 photographers. The first place He is involved in the local photography community in a big way – he’s a member of the Camera Club of H Photo Clubs of Sun City and Beaufort. His winning entry, “On the Beach,” depicts a line of spectators at th


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Love the sun shade! I used it this weekend at the beach and it covered the baby from the sun and bugs but let in enough air so she was comfortable and could sleep! Great product! - Lauren Reilley Swag Club member Lynn Bennett hit the jackpot when she won the drawing for a bottle of Vodca Exclusiv.

Vodca Exclusiv is between a Stolichnaya and a Grey Goose. It is very smooth but with a touch of a bite. For $10 a bottle, I would buy it and recommend it to others. - Lynn Bennett And finally, Marcia Gustowski took home some Living Proof brand shampoo and conditioner.... we think she liked it.

WOW! Seriously... wow. It does what it claims it does. It does an amazing job of cleaning/conditioning my hair and it does not get weighed down or limp. I have fine hair and that is a difficult feat to condition it without it getting flat. My hair is softer and more manageable and a little goes a long way. If I were to give it a review with stars... it would be a five-star product. This is the first shampoo I’ve used that the claims it makes are what it actually does. I actually looked them up online, and to be honest... I could not afford $28 a bottle each for the shampoo and conditioner! So Hilton Head Monthly, thank you for this awesome opportunity to try out an amazing product that I will try to use sparingly! I love it! (When I run out I just may have to suck it up and buy it... but dang, $28 each for shampoo and conditioner?? $56 bucks? Hmmmmm....) - Marcia Gustowski


ack and White Photography Exhibition. Art Cornell, acclaimed photographer, poet and painter, had a real tographers. The first place prize went to Wes Grady, local photographer and writer for Dude Magazine. er of the Camera Club of Hilton Head Island, The Carolina Nature Photographers Association, and the ts a line of spectators at the Marsh Tacky races on the Hilton Head shore.

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You want a sausage with that hammer? How about a cheesesteak?


ou know there’s a cheesesteak cart in the Home Depot parking lot?” I have received 15 emails posing this question in the last three months. A stranger seemed shocked when he asked me this at the Enmark pumps a couple weeks back. This may be a new concept in the Lowcountry, but for Larry and Carol Palmerio, it has been a way of life for 36 years. Larry conceived of the idea in 1976 in the Philly suburb of Telford, Pa. The son of an insulating contractor opened his first restaurant straight out of high school. “I did small eateries, I did 200 seat places that was like the Olive Garden before there was Olive Garden,” he said. “But it always comes back to the basics for me.” Palmerio knew the nail-andhammer crowd loved the food trucks. So he approached Home Depot management about opening food stands outside their stores. Soon, he expanded to 12 units in Pennsylvania and New Jersey – most very similar to the structure the size of four parking spaces that he opened in Bluffton nearly two years ago. Folks like Daniel Ginder have made a habit of hitting the stand even when they don’t need anything at the store. Ginder, a Sysco exec from Hilton Head, stops to see Larry a couple times a month to get his guilty pleasure sausage and egg breakfast sandwich with onion and jalapeno. “I marvel to watch him. He juggles so many orders at a time, never writes the orders down and never gets it wrong,” Ginder said. “And it is just a heavenly taste.” Larry laughs at the notion of an 18

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Larry Palmerio preps a signature cheesesteak inside the family food stand in the Bluffton Home Depot parking lot.

order pad. “I know steak, I know sausage, I know people,” he said. “I keep the menu simple and the ingredients small. I’m a listener as much as I’m a talker.” The couple sold the shops up north when they headed to theLowcountry. Now, they start their day at 8 a.m., bringing in the onions Carol peels the day before – up to 250 pounds a week of peeling. It took the duo six months to even see the ocean, Carol said. They’ve enlisted neighbors to work from 3 p.m. to a 7 p.m. close weekdays, so “retirement is downsizing from 100 hours a week in Philly to about 70 here,” according to Larry. The personable and smiling chef says he’s learned plenty since opening on Memorial Day 2010. “First thing, don’t open on

“I know steak, I know sausage, I know people,” Memorial Day. It was crickets,” he said. “Memorial Day is huge up north, not so much here.” Mostly, he said he’s still in search for someone who was born here. That suits him just fine. The endless line of Philly and Jersey imports keep him on his geographical toes. “It’s always a quiz. Remember this street or this store, and I always do,” he said. “If they ask for hamburg and pickles, I know they’re from Allentown. What’s fun is folks come and they look at us like they found a long lost friend.” You’ll get Amoroso’s rolls and sausage and steak imported from Philly,

but no Cheez Whiz on Palmerio’s creations. “We always win over the diehards with the real cheese.” And he has a lot of suitors picking his brain on how he makes the business work. The couple is helping stands open in Summerville and Charleston later this year, but Bluffton will remain their home base. “We’re looking to do an Italian roast pork, a roast beef, a meatball, maybe sausage with pineapple. All in due time,” Larry said. “It’s a passion and a pleasure. The word is getting out and we’re not looking to go anywhere.” M

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Letters to


ISLAND WILL CONTINUE TO LOSE MONEY Dear Editor: Thanks for Marc Frey’s insightful comments in a recent Hilton Head Monthly. Let’s take a look at the current situation on Hilton Head Island. Visitors short term (usually for a week) They are the only people who pay the Hilton Head tax for beach renourishment. Visitors also are the only ones to pay Beaufort County transportation tax used to improve our roads, plus hospitality tax used (we hope) for marketing our island. At the community level, Palmetto Dunes’ POA now charges short term visitors $10 per week per vehicle pass. Visitors of residents and long term tenants do not pay these fees and taxes. PDPOA also charges for short-term visitors $125 per year for the Palmetto Dunes Buggy. Residents, long-term tenants and the general public do not pay anything for the Dunes Buggy.

Part-time residents (usually retirees) They are the only ones who pay full education taxes for school operating expenses! Go figure. They won’t ever have children in our schools. As a result, retirees who live here part time (usually in off season) pay three times the amount of Beaufort County property taxes than retirees who live here full time. If they rent their home (in season) they must collect taxes for state, county and town. In PD they have to pay $30 a month to Broad Creek which claims their visitors use too much water. Other residents with visitors don’t have to pay; don’t they use water too? These are flagrant cases of taxation without representation. They can’t vote, so sock it to ‘em! Our state, county and certain associations create a vicious circle: Raise the costs of short-term accommodation, which reduces rentals by visitors and the taxes they pay, and spend less hospitality tax on marketing Hilton Head Island as a destination. It doesn’t work in any other business and won’t work here. So let’s straighten things out by reducing taxes and fees on visitors and parttime residents who accommodate them in their homes.

Michael Harrison

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Myles Kaufman (godson of editor Barry Kaufman) brought his copy of Monthly along to Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Have you taken your copy of the magazine on any international adventures? Email pics to

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John Morris Russell, worldrenowned conducter and reformed garage band funkmaster, comes to Hilton Head Island.



or a rehearsal day in early April, Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra’s new music director and principal conductor John Morris Russell sure was laid back and relaxed. Why shouldn’t he have been? He’d just put away a breakfast biscuit and gravy platter at Bluffton’s Squat ‘n’ Gobble restaurant and was sitting 20

in beach shirt and shorts on the terrace contemplating an 85-degree spring day in the bosom of the Lowcountry. Your average resident or tourist passing by probably would not know that they were in the presence of a world-class maestro. Russell has been serving the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra

as principal guest conductor for the 2011-2012 season, and has expanded his role in our community while also continuing as conductor of the world-renowned Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. In past years, he served as associate conductor of the Savannah Symphony Orchestra, and for the past 11 years as director of music at the Windsor Symphony

Orchestra, Ontario, Canada. Typically, Russell was in a chatty mood the day before conducting the annual April 3-4 Symphony Under the Stars. Probably the only time he isn’t ebullient conversationally is when he’s at the podium conducting. You might say he is a lover of life, and the player of musicians.

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My approach is to ask, ‘what does the music need to honor the composer?’ When I conduct a Haydn composition, I want people to say, ‘wow, that Haydn was brilliant’ — not, ‘wow, that Russell guy is brilliant.’ with an instrument, you were (put in) choir. I played cornet. Music played an integral part of my education from the earliest age. Music was just a way of life. Everyone in my family played one instrument or another. In junior high and high school, I played in band, marching bands and orchestras. I was a trumpet player. We even had a jazz band, and that was pretty revolutionary back then, so they called it the jazz lab band. Can you imagine? Lab band! It made us sound scientific, I guess, and acceptable. Our poor band director, he had to work so hard. He’d get to school at 7 a.m. and work all day. Q: We heard you were a frustrated Tower of Powerwannabe... A: In high school, I joined a garage band. We were a band of horns, with a rhythm section and two female African-American singers. They were hot, and they made our band hot. We’d play at parties and proms, covering all the big horn bands at the time, like Chicago, Ohio Players, Average White Band, with some jazz thrown in like Chuck Mangione. I would sneak into the Cleveland Symphony concerts after waiting for an intermission. I had a strategy (he says with a mischievous grin, noting that he doesn’t advocate this scofflaw behavior). Q: How did you catch the music bug?

Q: What makes music so enthralling?

A: I’m a product of public schools (in his home town of Cleveland, Ohio). I had a fourthgrade teacher who walked up and down the aisles of our classroom, asking each of us, ‘what instrument do you play?’ If you didn’t come up

A: Music has no walls. Music, all music, is just music, no matter what style it is. Look at the masters, the great composers. They are still listened to and performed today because their music crosses all boundaries. Beethoven, Mozart, all of them, they were rock and roll.

The classical composers of the past were entertainers. Now, for me, it’s all about making their music come alive. Q: Who do you admire among symphony conductors? A: George Szell, who was the long-time music director of the Cleveland Orchestra. Jesus LopezCobos, a Spanish music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra from 1986 to 2000. And, Erich Kunzel, who was the founding music director and conductor of the Cincinnati Pops. Hmmm... they all have Zs in their names. I’ve seen Leonard Bernstein conduct, but I’ve not met him. He was one of the few great composers who also are great conductors. Q: Being a symphony conductor must be a power trip. A: No, it’s not an ego thing. My approach is to ask, what does the music need to honor the composer? When I conduct a Haydn composition, I want people to say, ‘wow that Haydn was brilliant’ - not ‘wow, that Russell guy is brilliant.’ I always feel humble at the feet of the great composers. I could never, ever compose something so brilliant. I am blessed being able to conduct composers’ works. My role as conductor is to empower musicians in their performance, and my ego is not the way to accomplish that. I must work to earn the musicians’ trust and respect, and to be a good coach. The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra has very, very fine musicians. Q: Why did you choose Hilton Head? A: The symphony, the musicians and the community at large are

extremely fortunate to have such a dedicated support system in the (symphony’s) board of directors, led by Mary Briggs and Edward Parrish, president/ CEO and chairman, respectively. The corporate sponsors are very supportive. It is all about the art, but we must remember and be aware that it still is business. It’s good business to have this wonderful symphony orchestra for the overall community, including residents and visitors, plus the businesses here. The music attracts visitors, tourists and new and creative businesses. Q: We understand you have a special interest in Gullah culture. A: I look forward to immersing the symphony orchestra in the Lowcounty’s Gullah community and traditions. I find it fascinating and enlightening that many West African traditions came here and were forged in the terror of slavery. Gullah culture is just so rich - the spiritual music, the connections here with the north up to Canada through the Underground Railroad, and then you have the music, I think, evolving into gospel, blues, jazz and rock and roll. I recently learned that the term, and the song, “Kumbaya” really originated in the Gullah community right here on Hilton Head Island. Q: How are you acclimating to our Lowcountry and our unique cuisine? A: I have recently been on an exhaustive search for Frogmore stew. I’ve been over to Beaufort looking for it, and I haven’t been successful. M May 2012

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RBC Heritage fit local volunteers to a tee Just in case you spent the month of April under a rock, we would like to inform you that the RBC Heritage made its much-heralded debut. As always, locals turned out in droves to catch world-class golf action, mingle at the clubhouse and pitch in as volunteers. photo by arno dimmling

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Lunch with Monthly’s publisher Lori GoodridgeCribb was a hot selling auction item at the FourLegged Frolic. The winners dined at Red Fish and posed for the paparazzi. The gang, from left to right: Star-lee Corpuz, Roni McClellan, Lori, Shelley O'Connell, Barbara Redmond and Marilyn Healy.

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looks like a heel of a good time Fifteen lovely ladies (and one very secure guy) stepped up to the line in their favorite pair of 2-inchplus pumps for the Stiletto Sprint at Tanger 1 during Fashion Week.

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MAX-IMUM EXPOSURE Hilton Head Monthly proudly welcomed the works of internationally renowned artist Peter Max to the Karis Art Gallery with a special exhibition preview party. Folks enjoyed a sumptuous spread from Mellow Mushroom and the many sophisticated offerings from Island Winery while they toured the gallery viewing all of the iconic artwork. Monthly would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to Karis Art Gallery, Mellow Mushroom and Island Winery for their assistance in making this amazing night a success. PHOTOS BY ARNO DIMMLING

Nicholas Wheeler, founder of “Kids Helping Kids Help the Environment,” shows off his project.

 “Captain Dee” of Outside Hilton Head took in the festivities.

IT’S NOT EASY BEING GREEN Experience Green and Hilton Head Monthly proudly hosted an Earth Day Celebration last month at Shelter Cove Community Park.

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SISTERS IN SERVICE Since 1981, Kappa Delta Sorority has been a proud supporter of Prevent Child Abuse America, an organization founded by the late Donna Stone. The Lowcountry alumni group’s Shamrock Event this year was a trivia night to support CAPA (Child Abuse Prevention Association) of Beaufort County. Here, President Jeanette Davis presents a check for $925 to Katie Grindle, volunteer coordinator for CAPA. In the back rowk, left to right, are Judy Horton, Jan Davis, Jo’anna Bradley, Fran Veldran, Vicki Giammona, Maryann Way, Tammie Blank and Jo Ann Stovall.


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Around town in the spotlight

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t Glen Barroncini poses with a fellow paddler during Paddle for a Purpose, a fundraiser for hospice. u New orchestra Maestro John Morris Russell was introduced by (L-R) Edward Parris, Mary Briggs and Mayor Drew Laughlin. x Rep. Joe Wilson stopped by ZipLine Hilton Head to learn the ropes. (L-R) Rob DeCarnio, Shannon Quist, Wilson, and Jeff Pelon. y Hampton Lake Kayak Club launched from Buckingham Landing and enjoyed 2 1/2 hours of kayaking on the May River.

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your neighbors | WEDDINGS

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DIXON/MCNABB Lindsay Nicole Dixon and Ian James McNabb. Married January 14, 2012. Ceremony at First Presbyterian Church. Reception at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa.

ANTUNES/MCGILTON Andrea Francis Antunes and Randell Craig McGilton, Jr. Married November 26, 2011. Ceremony at the Trinity Methodist Church in Savannah, Ga. Reception at The Mansion at Forsythe Park in Savannah. Ga. Photography by Christine Hall.

BALUCH/SEXTON Jennifer Baluch and Benjamin Sexton. Married March 31, 2012. Ceremony and reception in Palmetto Dunes. Photography by ZeroedN Photography. 26

WILLIAMS/SPAHR Mary Kim Williams and David Alan Spahr. Married January 14, 2012. Ceremony and reception at Bostwick Pavilion in Moss Creek Plantation. Photography by Photos by Ruthe.

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MOTHER’S DAY | monthly


s everyone knows, it is crucially important to not make funny faces, because odds are good that a stiff breeze will come along or someone will slap you on the back and it will stay that way. Fortunately, we don’t make those faces because we’re too busy eating all of our vegetables, solely out of sympathy for all the starving children in China. (We of course would not eat our gum, since it stays in our stomach for seven years).

We all learned these crucial life lessons, of course, from one wellspring of wisdom: Mom. And in honor of Mother’s Day, we’re giving moms a little space to share the joys, frustrations and triumphs of motherhood. Of course, in the interest of fairness we’ve also given their children a chance to share their favorite “Momisms:” amusing, head-scratching and sometimes just plain weird things their moms used to tell them growing up. We collected these momisms from our friends on Facebook, and a panel of Monthly staffers picked one winning “Momism” to bring home a prize package worth hundreds to mama. So bundle up, clean behind your ears and eat your peas: this is Stuff my Mom Says (wait an hour after eating to read, or you’ll get cramps).

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My Mom was always a huge fan of my husband Paul. One day she was telling someone what a great “bargain hunter” I was and I interjected, “Yeah, I captured Paul didn’t I?” Without missing a beat, Mom replied, “He was no bargain!” Gales of laughter followed and she realized the misinterpretation! The family has never let her forget it.” — Gerry C.


otherhood is a blessing, and the toughest responsibility I have ever been given. My prayer is that I raise my children to make a difference in this world and be happy, and that definition is very broad with whatever path they take. It is no secret that I am able to balance my work and home life because we have been able to hire so many talented and hard working faculty and staff at Hilton Head Island High School. I have surrounded myself with terrific people at work from teachers, to the classified staff to the administrative team to the leadership team to community mentors. On the same token, I have surrounded myself with terrific people at home. My husband is my rock and support. My mother lives here on the island and is my role model as she helps with my 7 year old and we happen to have a nanny to take care of our twins at home. Life couldn’t be better. I have a team to help me at home with my biological kids as well as a team at school to help me with the “big” kids. It really doesn’t have much to do with me... it’s all about a great team. — Amanda O’Nan: Principal, Hilton Head Island High School


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When my kids say, “that’s not fair,” I tell them, “Life’s not fair and the sooner you learn that, the less disappointed you’ll be in life.” — Bonnie B. “Put that stick down or you will poke your eye out!” (But of course you can only poke you eye in!) — Lindy R.

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“Because I’m your mother, that’s why!” and “What part of no do you not understand?!” — Kelly A.

“You got about two shakes of a rabbit’s tail to zip that lip or I’m gettin’ the soap!” — David P.

Mom and Dad had just started dating and dad was meeting my mom’s sister, who is very petite: Dad: Your sister is so tiny! Mom: Yeah, she eats birds. Dad: ?!?! Mom was never great with the one liners! — Susan D.


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“Pretty is as pretty does... — Michelle B.

“Well... if your aunt had balls she’d be your uncle” — Patrick S. CENSORED


otherhood is one of God’s greatest gifts! It is a job that requires patience, love, understanding and discipline; but one that gives and gives. Being a parent has made me a better person and given me great joy! When I look at my children who are grown, I do not see the wonderful adults they have become, but I see the children they were; full of smiles, hugs, kisses and mischief. Recently, my husband and I found out we are to be grandparents; now the real fun begins! — Shirley “Peaches” Peterson

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“Cool beans!” — Sarah H.

“A good cry always clears the way for a good laugh.” — Patricia J.


eing a mom can be a wild and crazy ride, but that’s what makes it so much fun and challenging. It comes with a variety of emotions, from joy to pain and everything in between. I’ve found through my seventeen years of “mom-hood”, you get out of it what you put in. My children are an investment in not only the future of our society, but my future as well. They keep me young and challenged every day, and I know that the more time I spend with them now, the more time they’ll spend with me in the future. We are a very close family and share life together. This started with a commitment over twenty-four years, ago as my husband and I decided that a marriage takes three; a man, a woman, and God. As we both grow closer to God, we find ourselves closer to each other. After several years, dealing with infertility issues, we come to realize that God’s timing and our timing were two different things. We now have five children, ages 17, 16, 13, 10, 10 (the last two are twins) that are the most amazing blessings. We are quick to admit that these wonderful kids are not really ours. They belong to God, as He created them and can take them at His choosing. However, the responsibility He has given us is precious and short-lived. We must raise them to be productive, independent, and caring people. They must grow to be loving, selfless, and giving; God has given the best example of this, as He gave His Son. We have found that the best way to teach our children is through example. If they see us live what we say, then there’s no confusion. The few years we have with our children must be full of love, laughter, knowledge, direction, and discipline. — Crystall Eudy


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dvice to new Mothers when your child is a toddler: Watch out for head butts! Kneel in front of your child instead of standing and leaning over them. They tend to “jump” with excitement when you least expect it, and the resulting head butts and upper cuts can give you a fat lip! — Susan Smith

“No fools, no fun.” —

Ashleigh P.

“What’s that smell? Why is he bleeding?” — Linda K. “don’t reenact scenes from platoon with charlie sheen.” — bryan k.

“Wait till you’re a mom yourself and you’ll understand.” (And she was right... as per usual!)

— Aimey A.

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“All great food is cooked with butter...and Love!” – Michael D. “Don’t swallow that gum, your insides will stick together.” and “I may have been born at night, but not LAST NIGHT!” — Andrea S.


o me, motherhood means raising good, intelligent, and happy kids that will make a difference in this world, by instilling in them a good work ethic and a kind heart. — Orchid Paulmeier

“My mom always said, ‘My head is bigger than my stomach,’ instead of eyes. We thought that was pretty funny. “ and “Don’t sit down while you’re pregnant; you’ll hurt the baby’s head. “ — Angela D.


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“Occasionally, my mother would get upset at something and would blurt out, ‘I’m so damn mad, I could just spit!’ If you only knew my mother you’d realize how just out of character that was.” — Jack H. “If you ever heard the term ‘dance like no one is looking,’ well my mom talks like no one is around. She says some things that are priceless in public (not intentional) because she is so involved in the conversation. — Tracy D.


have a 4-year-old daughter Sophia and twin girls that are 2, Gianna and Alexcia. I run Giuseppis in Bluffton and let me tell you: Sometimes running a business is so much easier than being a Mom of three little girls, especially when the twins were born when my daughter was only 21 months old! Although I would not trade it for the world. About a month ago, Sophia told me that she wanted more sisters. My response was, “Then you better become a nun! You can have all the sisters in the world you want!” Hope this made you laugh — I often have my friends and customers tell me I don’t know how you do it. All I know is that being a Mom is the greatest miracle that is bestowed upon a woman ! — Lori Taylor

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“Remember to dry your hair or you will catch pneumonia” — Taryn O.

“Parsley makes any plate look pretty!” – Susan S.

And the winning momism, as chosen by a panel of Monthly staffers, is:

“I’m going to change my name (from Mom) to something else and not tell you!” — Cagey Clarke Clarke wins her mom a prize package that includes: A MacKenzie Childs Flower Market enamelware tray from Forsythe Jewelers. “Fake Bake” spray tan from Diva Styles. Serendipity Medical Spa’s signature facial and skin care analysis including deep pore cleansing, exfoliation, specialized treatment mask and relaxing facial massage. Deep cleansing facial and Relaxation Massage from All About Me. The original skin facial, AroMassage, MiniMani and ProntoPedi from FACES DaySpa. $60 in services from Hair Designers in the Village at Wexford. $75 towards an arrangement to pick up and $75 in flowers to be delivered to mom from A Floral Affair.


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Passing Go, part II


EK CLUB JARVIS CRE has Hovnanian Homes Homebuilder K. comnt fro ter the gated, wa begun building in bo lim in en be ve ed to ha munity which seem for some time. s ago rted several month Construction sta 10 d an s, me ,000 ho on $259,000-$450 have sold already.




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long Melrose Company, which has a ding inclu lly, loca history of development The Hilton Head Plantation, Indigo Run and team a with ered partn has , Club ose Melr Street of Charleston Realtors to form Middle ldeve of l goa tual Partners toward the even d. islan the on ings build nt oping apartme


Our look at the resurgent local economy continues with new housing, neighborhoods and developments. BY PAUL FLOECKHER

Editor’s note: Last month, we examined the millions of dollars being invested in area hotels and resorts. This month, we shift our focus to the housing sector, where a spate of new openings and developments quietly points to a brighter economic horizon for the Lowcountry.


or many builders (and more than a few homeowners now underwater), the early ’00s seem like an impossibly happy, tragically long ago time when new neighborhoods were springing up nearly every week on- and off-island. We were told that the growth would be exponential and never-ending. We were told that now was the time to invest. We were told a lot of things, but we all know what actually happened. The housing bubble nationally, and to a lesser extent locally, burst. New developments languished. “Coming soon” signs became “For Sale” signs became “Bank owned” signs. The real estate market sputtered to a slow grind, and then for some time, a halt. Lately, however, it seems that the machinery behind the real estate market seems to be slipping back into gear. Slowly but surely, it seems we’re almost ready to get back on the road. The Jarvis Creek Club on Hilton Head Island suffered the same fate as many residential developments across the country when the real estate market collapsed; construction came to a halt. But homebuilding company K. Hovnanian Homes has given Jarvis Creek Club new life. Construction in the gated, waterfront community restarted several months ago and 10 homes have been sold so far, according to Engard Real Estate Company founder Rod Engard, who put together the land deal for the new phase of Jarvis Creek. Engard emphasized that not just home sites are for sale – “we sell a package,” he said – with homes ranging from $259,900 to $450,000 on sites on the marsh, on lagoons and in wooded areas. “Our prices are good, and we have a national homebuilder who does everything first-class,” Engard said. “People are wanting new homes again, and we’re in the right place at the right time.” Just a few miles away, a new neighborhood is also being built at Palmetto Bluff, the resort community along the May River. The River Road neighborhood promises an “eclectic mix of historically-inspired homes offset by beautifully landscaped lawns and gardens and intermixed along the lake and inland waterways.” River Road is in tune with the changing real estate market, blending affordable prices with a high level of development and design. Four homes and 40 homesites are being offered with pricing starting

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Palmetto Bluff ha s begun construction on River Ro ad, a community within the resort consisting of four homes starting at $6 15,000 and 40 homesites startin g at $110,000.

at $615,000 and $110,000, respectively. Just five years ago, comparable home prices would have started at more than $1 million and home sites would have been more than three times that cost. “During our first eight years of development, we built a total of 205 homes at Palmetto Bluff. Today, we are coming off of our most successful year ever for new home completions and have 42 homes under construction with no end in sight,” said Gerrit Albert, vice president of Palmetto Bluff. “We have managed to continually entice homebuyers with new and innovative offers and are excited to welcome many new neighbors to Palmetto Bluff through River Road.” Another off-island community turning ground is Hampton Lake. Local homebuilders and officials at Hampton Lake broke ground recently for a new model home park that marks the beginning of the final phase of the 900-acre lakeside private community here. The new model home park will feature homes by Shoreline Construction & Development, Lyle Construction and David Weekley Homes. Along with the house construction, a new, affordable apartment complex might be on the way to the area as well. Middle Street Partners recently started building an upscale apartment community in Mount Pleasant and plans to develop apartment buildings in the Hilton Head area. The Hilton Head-based Melrose Company, developers of communities such as Hilton Head Plantation, Indigo Run and The Melrose Club, teamed up with Charleston-based Realtors Adam Monroe and Ryan Knapp to form Middle Street Partners. “A young professional might not be able to afford a 3,000-square-foot house, or even rent it, so I think higher-end rental property would do really well,” said Ryan Knapp, co-founder of Middle Street Partners. The real estate revival in Hilton Head and Bluffton is welcome news not just to the builders and buyers; it is a boon to the Lowcountry’s economy as a whole. “It’s always a good sign to see private investment rebounding as the economy recovers,” said Bill Miles, president and CEO of the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. “We’re seeing it on the commercial side with every beachfront resort undergoing and planning renovation, and the residential side of real estate is beginning to bounce back as well. It’s a positive indicator for Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry.” M May 2012

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Tim Ridge

Mona Ridge






The Law Office of Regina M. Strickroth, LLC has announced that Regina Strickroth has resumed using her maiden name, Regina Banis. Banis has practiced on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton since 1994 focusing primarily on commercial and residential real estate law. She is a Family Court mediator and frequently acts as Guardian ad Litem in private custody disputes. She started the Law Office of Regina M. Strickroth, LLC in 2007. The firm is also pleased to announce that Emily Strickland has joined the firm as a real estate paralegal. Hilton Head Asset Management Group has announced that Brian Smith recently joined its Bluffton office in the Calhoun Street Promenade. With more than 13 years experience, Smith maintains a keen knowledge of global capital markets and economic conditions in order to form, implement and maintain various asset allocation models by class, sector, industry and geographic weightings. Tim and Mona Ridge have trans-

ferred to Keller Williams Realty Hilton Head from Keller Williams Gold Coast in Chicago. Mona’s professional career has been in real estate; Tim joined her after a 35-year consulting career. They have been coming to the island for 25 years and now live in Hilton Head Plantation. Frank Buchenroth has joined H & H Auto Service and Sales and H & H Auto Body, a Hilton Head-based auto repair, sales and auto body company. Buchenroth, with over 27 years of specialized experience in radio, sports marketing and sponsorship marketing, will oversee the marketing aspects in the new role of marketing ambassador.


WORLD DESIGN MARKETING MOVES World Design Marketing has relocated to Capital Business Park on Hilton Head Island. The new address is 90 Capital Drive, Suite 101A, Hilton Head Island. WDM was founded on the idea that when you take any large ad agency, and strip away the layers of administrators, support and billing clerks, you find a few bright people doing the work for the client. The firm offers services that include brand development, account management, creative design, media planning, web design and programming, and video production.

Kristine Germann, PA-C, has joined Dr. Edward Blocker at Beaufort Memorial Orthopaedic Specialists. As a physician assistant she serves to extend the role of the physician in taking care of patients in an outpatient setting. PAs are trained to provide health care with independent practice under the supervision of a physician. As physician extenders their goal is to provide quality care and expand the efforts of a medical practice to allow for increased access to their patients and the community. Deborah Bassett, an esthetician with over 30 years of experience, has joined Serendipity Medical Spa. She previously worked for Coty Beauty in New York and is skilled at a full range of skincare services including facials, peels and laser treatments. Jason Smith of the Frontline Performance Group, has joined Hilton Head Nissan as the location performance manager of their newly founded rental car operation, Hilton Head Nissan Rent a Car.

Hospice Care of South Carolina has announced that Dr. Tricia Etheridge has been appointed Medical Director for the organizations’ Jasper County area of coverage. Etheridge is a family physician in private practice in Ridgeland and a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Nolan Moore has joined The Alliance Group Realty, located in the Fresh Market Shoppes on Hilton Head Island. He earned his master’s in business administration from Xavier University. Recently he earned his SFR designation from the National Association of Realtors uniquely qualifying him to handle short sales and foreclosures. Nolan has been a full time resident of Hilton Head for over 14 years and a Realtor since 2004.

UPGRADES Beach Properties, voted the No. 1 vacation rental company on Hilton Head Island, has announced the rollout of its new upscale amenities program. The new amenities program went

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into effect in March and includes a Welcome Coffee Service featuring Starbucks coffee, Gilchrist & Soames conditioning shampoo, lotion and soaps imported from London, soft terry bath towels, and high-thread count sheets. Also included with the personal amenities are brand name kitchen products such as Palmolive dish detergent, Finish dishwasher soap, and Bounty paper towels. Master

Captain Megan Island Time Charters recently upgraded her boat to a brand-new black and white Stingray. Island Time Charters is excited to be able to offer more comfort and luxury to the charter company. For more information, call 816-261-2410 or visit

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AWARDS, appointments and CERTIFICATIONS Nexsen Pruet has announced that Hilton Head attorney Melissa Azallion has been selected as a recipient of a 2012 “Leadership in Law” award. by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly. McNair Law Firm, P.A., has announced that two of its local attorneys, Kelly M. Jolley and Michael L. M. Jordan have been selected by their peers for inclusion in South Carolina Super Lawyers 2012®.



Vietri, America’s largest importer of handcrafted Italian dinnerware and home décor products, has invited Le Cookery to be an exclusive member of its Vietri VIP Program because of its demonstrated commitment to selling the Vietri lifestyle. This prestigious program was designed to reward our mostdedicated and successful retailers; those who have displayed an Italian-inspired atmospherec arrying a broad range of Vietri’s offerings. ​Le Cookery is one of a select group nationwide to be invited into this program in honor of its superior sales and knowledge of Vietri’s Italian products. The store carries a broad selection of Vietri products including dinnerware, drinkware, stainless steel flatware, linens, and accessories. John Rush, CRPC,®

recently received an award from RiverSource Life Insurance Company. The award recognizes Ameriprise financial advisors who have helped clients use annuity solutions to help plan for a more confident retirement in 2011. The designation of Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) has been conferred upon Millie Chappelear, personal lines account executive of BB&T Carswell Insurance Services in Bluffton, after successful compleContinues on page 44 >> May 2012

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tion of five, one-day courses covering all areas of insurance risks and exposures, followed by extensive examinations. The CISR designation is awarded by the Society of CISR, a notfor-profit organization and member of The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research, the nation’s premier provider of insurance and risk management education. The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce has announced that President and CEO Bill Miles has earned recertification for his Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) designation, the only national certification for chamber of commerce executives, bestowed by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). Miles received his original CCE designation in 2004. Frank Morris, a 34-year veteran of



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the newspaper industry, was honored April 10 by the Bluffton Town Council for “his dedication to bringing local news to Bluffton residents,” according to a proclamation presented by Mayor Lisa Sulka. Since moving to the area in 1989, Morris’ bylines have appeared in The Island Packet, the Carolina Morning News and most recently, Bluffton Today. Dale Akins has been named by South Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine as one of the top attorneys in South Carolina for 2012. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers.

Beach Properties of Hilton Head, an award-winning Vacation Rental Company on Hilton Head Island, has announced that Allison Frederick has been named recipient of their $5,000 college scholarship for 2012. Allison is a very accomplished senior at Hilton Head Preparatory School and will be studying pre-med in the fall.

New business

Forever young Forever Young is Hilton Head Island’s first fashion boutique geared toward juniors and young adults and the young at heart. The boutique offers high-fashion consignments as well as a select line of new clothing showcasing current fashion trends — with prices that fit every budget. Check them out at and on Facebook

NEW FACES, NEW PLACES Hilton Head Island resident Kevin Mullane, has started the luxury car service Silver Oak Transportation. A leading provider of chauffeured car service, Silver Oak Transportation services the surrounding areas of Hilton Head Island and Bluffton including the Savannah/ Hilton Head International Airport. Silver Oak offers car service for business travel, airport shuttles, weddings, and nights on the town and even bachelorette and bachelor parties. Reservations can be made online at for all car services. The Tennisclub of the Low Country at Rose Hill officially opened for business at Rose Hill with six Har-Tru clay courts (three of them lit for night play), a 1,650-square-foot clubhouse with locker rooms, a full-time staffed pro shop with tennis merchandise, and a covered deck and kitchen facility for member social events. The club is owned by Gavin Cox, Butch Staples and Mike O’Regan. com or call 843271-6401.

SKINBIZBYM is a new business coaching company formed by Marcy Lindgren. The purpose of SKINBIZBYM is to focus on the recruitment and training of independent business owners to work in the $2.5 billion anti-aging skincare industry. SKINBIZBYM is backed by the doctors who created Proactiv in their new business venture Rodan + Fields Dermatologists. If you or someone you know is seeking a new business opportunity, please contact: or phone 855-5BIZBYM to learn more. Hilton Head Nissan Rent a Car

had its grand opening on April 10 inside the Nissan showroom in the New River Auto Mall. Unlike traditional car rental companies, Nissan Rent a Car rents only brand new — less than 10,000 miles— vehicles that are impeccably clean and for the most part, fully loaded with navigation, rear view cameras, etc. M

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Going Global, part II: What are the risks?


ast month we examined the case for international diversification in stock and bond portfolios, and reviewed currency risk, which can have a dramatic impact on the returns U.S. investors receive from international investments. This month in part two we focus on regulatory and political risks, and conclude by looking at investments you can use to effectively implement global diversification. It’s easy to take it for granted, but the accounting and regulatory environment we enjoy in the U.S. provides investors with audited information, a system of financial oversight, and a (mostly) level playing field. While accounting and


reporting standards in some other developed markets are comparable, they are by no means identical. Moreover, many capital markets, especially in developing counties, lack stringent regulation, consistent reporting standards, market liquidity and shareholder rights legislation. In some markets, loose or unconventional accounting standards make it very difficult to compare results among companies and industries; investment decisions made in these less-than-ideal environments can be very challenging. Foreign governments routinely default on their bonds, devalue their currencies, and nationalize private companies. These are examples of political risks, and they

can have dramatic and unexpected consequences for investors, ranging from a modest write-down in the value of an investment to a total loss without hope of recovery. Abrupt changes in government policy, terrorism or insurgencies are also factors to consider when investing, as well as regional, tribal or religious favoritism, cronyism and corruption, all of which are tolerated as normal business practices in many parts of the world.

Implementing a global portfolio Your first decision should be to select an appropriate balance of stock investments, bond and fixed

income, and short-term investments suitable to your age, income needs and tolerance for risk. The next step is to carve out a portion of these major asset classes for international investment. Twenty percent of your stock portion and 10-15 percent of your bond portion can be a good starting point. Here are some investment options. If you want to purchase individual company stocks, you can buy actual shares of the foreign companies as sold on their home exchange, in their own currencies, although these shares, known as ordinaries, can be a little difficult to purchase and own. Many investors prefer to invest in ADRs, or American Depository Receipts.

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? diversified and lower cost strategy. The MSCI EAFE, or Morgan Stanley Capital International Europe Asia, and Far East Index, is probably the best known international index, although Dow Jones, Russell, and many other financial companies maintain global indices as well. The EAFE is market capitalization weighted, and provides representation in 22 developed markets outside the U.S. and Canada. The EAFE has a companion emerging market index; the two can be combined in your portfolio to give you a desired mix of international investments. The developed market index can be tracked using an exchange traded fund (symbol EFA), while the emerging market component can be tracked by an exchange traded fund (symbol EEM). It’s not possible to invest in the indexes directly. One final note for yield investors: Be aware that many foreign countries withhold taxes on dividends paid to U.S. investors. These can reduce your effective yield. However, in many cases you may file with the IRS to take a tax credit on this withholding, effectively avoiding the double taxation of dividends. Steven Weber and Gloria Harris are investment advisors for The Bedminster Group. The Bedminster Group provides fee-only investment, estate and financial planning services. The information contained herein was obtained from sources considered reliable, and does not constitute tax advice. Their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those from any other source.


ADRs are specially issued share proxies that trade on U.S. exchanges like any other stock, and represent a specified number of the ordinary shares. The underlying ordinary shares are held in trust at a sponsoring bank. In most cases ADRs are as easily purchased as the stock of any U.S. company, and many multinationals, including firms like British Petroleum (BP) and Novartis (NVS) trade on U.S. markets as ADRs. There are some real challenges to researching and evaluating individual foreign company shares; perhaps for this reason mutual funds, either traditional, exchange traded, or closed end, have been a particularly useful tool for investors looking beyond our borders. The broadest category of these is global funds, which have the latitude to invest in any country or region. International funds, on the other hand, invest strictly outside the U.S. (and sometimes Canada). There are also many single country funds, regional funds, and even funds that invest in a particular international sector; for example, global utilities or international real estate. IShares, a major sponsor of exchange traded funds, has lots of useful information on its website at You can also view traditional fund offerings in the international and global sectors on the websites of major no-load fund families like Vanguard, T. Rowe Price, and Fidelity. While many international funds rely on fundamental research and economic forecasting, with plenty of latitude as to where and how to invest, there are also index funds for those who prefer this more

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TenNis AnYone Famous young skater twins trade in boards for racquets.





ic and Tristan Puehse may look familiar.

Study those 14-year-old faces. Where have you seen them before? Considering they now live on Hilton Head Island, it may have been at South Beach Marina, Park Plaza Cinema, Harold’s Diner or Stu’s Surf Side Subs, three of their favorite hangouts. You may have also seen them on World News with Katie Couric, ABC Nightline, the Ellen DeGeneres Show or CNN. If you don’t watch cable TV, maybe it was their newspaper spread in the New York Times or the one in The Sacramento Bee. It could have also been their feature film, “Nic & Tristan Go Mega Dega!?,” which was released on DVD earlier this year and is currently in rotation on Showtime and The Movie Channel. Maybe it was a music video with rapper LL Cool J or the band The English Beat. Maybe it was one of their YouTube videos, which has drawn more than 13 million viewers. If you have seen them before, it almost certainly was with skateboards in hand. Their skating prowess led to all of those television, newspaper and movie appearances. It also led to many sponsorships, including a four-year contract with Nike 6.0, which they signed a day before their 8th birthday. If you haven’t seen them before, there’s a good chance you will soon. It just won’t be at the X Games, though. Next time, it will almost certainly be with tennis racquets in hand. Last year, Nic and Tristan gave up it all up to focus on a new love -- tennis. Their family moved from Shingle Springs, Calif., to Hilton Head and the twins are training along with their 10-year-old sister Natasha at Van Der Meer Academy. Nic and Tristan recently took a break from their training to chat with Hilton Head Monthly about hot girls, great weather and adjusting to life in the slow lane.

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TriStan Hilton Head Monthly: So, I guess the first question would be why? You had such a good thing going with the skateboarding. Why give all of that up to focus on a new sport? Nic Puehse: I guess we are both ready for a new challenge. Tristan Puehse: Skateboarding was something we did for such a long time, like six years. We were just ready to try something else. HHM: What reaction did you get from your fans when you announced the decision? NP: Actually, not very positive. Most of them were pretty upset that we weren’t going pro. We posted a goodbye video and the comments (below the video) speak for themselves. TP: About 20 percent of our fans were supportive of us. I would say about 80 percent were negative. They didn’t understand why we would do it with all the sponsors. They were just kind of mad we would give it all up for something else. A lot of (skateboarding fans) think tennis is a ridiculous sport. HHM: When did tennis come into the picture? TP: We were actually on vacation in Carefree, Arizona. There were some tennis courts at the resort we were staying at. Our whole family likes to play stuff for fun and we just started playing. We really liked it. After that, we started playing more often. HHM: What about it made you want to focus on that more than skateboarding? NP: We were starting to get bored

with skateboarding. It was just something we wanted to do and we’ve stuck with it for the past nine months. TP: The challenge. We obviously weren’t as good at tennis as we were at skateboarding. HHM: What has been the hardest adjustment? NP: Probably the mental aspect of it. It can be exciting and frustrating within a few minutes. TP: It’s pretty much like an emotional rollercoaster. At one point, you feel like you’re playing great. Two seconds later, you feel like you’re playing horrible. HHM: Even though you are still very young, does it almost feel like you are starting over with this? NP: It kind of is. We knew we were going to have to give up a lot if we wanted to do tennis. We’re both willing to put in the hard work. HHM: There are lots of places between here and California. What made your family move to Hilton Head? TP: At the time when we started playing tennis, we were in Arizona. We were actually looking for a house in Arizona. I told my parents I wanted to find a house by the beach because a couple years before, we shot a skateboarding video in the Cayman Islands. I just fell in love with the ocean. I told them I wanted to live by the beach. They started looking at beach towns in the U.S. and we found Hilton Head. HHM: It’s a little slower here. How is island life treating you? NP: It’s really good. There are

really nice people, hot girls and awesome weather. TP: I love it. It’s very laid back and it’s a lot of fun. HHM: What school are you guys going to? NP: We go to Puehse Academy. My mom is the headmaster. She’s been home-schooling us our whole lives. HHM: How long do plan to stick around? TP: At least until Saturday. Just kidding. I’m not sure, but we all love it here, so I’m sure we’ll be here for a while. HHM: Has anybody here recognized you from TV, movies or YouTube? NP: Some people recognize us from time to time. Somebody just recognized us today. TP: Yeah. I would say from YouTube mostly. When you do get recognized, what usually is the reaction? NP: They are kind of shocked to see us playing tennis and not at the skate park. HHM: When not playing tennis, what hobbies do you have? TP: Definitely riding our bikes, going to the movies and hanging out with our friends at the beach. HHM: What do you hope to get out of your training at Van Der Meer? NP: My goal is to work hard and become the best possible tennis player I can. TP: I want to get pushed as hard as I can, progress and I want them to help me get as far as I can in tennis.

HHM: How good of tennis players are you? NP: I think I’m headed in the right direction. We’ve only been training for like 10 months. Our tennis experience is pretty short compared to the kids we’re competing against. TP: I feel pretty good about my progression so far. HHM: What are your goals? NP: I would like to get a scholarship to a (Division I) college and then go pro. TP: My main goal also would be getting into a good college and becoming a professional. I want to get as far as I can with that. HHM: Do you still skate at all? NP: A little. About a month ago I hopped on a board and skated for two days. It was pretty fun. TP: I actually haven’t stepped on a board since I quit about 15 months ago. HHM: What achievement are you most proud of? NP: Probably winning a gold medal at the California State Games and doing a feature film. TP: I would say signing a four-year contract with Nike the day before I turned 8. That, and making our movie, “Nic & Tristan Go Mega Dega!?” HHM: Is there any chance you will go back to that if this tennis thing doesn’t work out? NP: Never say never, but I’m very focused on this new chapter in my life. TP: I don’t really see that happening. I haven’t really missed it at all. Now I’m 100 percent committed to tennis. May 2012

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BooKing tHe Talent. FulfiLling the DreAms. Hilton Head Island’s Tucker MarCom talent agency is giving area youth a roadmap to their destinies. BY KAREN CERRATI | PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY TUCKER MARCOM


t’s not unusual for young girls to have dreams of performing a lead role before a sold-out audience, or modeling couture on the high fashion runway, or recording an awardwinning song. What is unusual is to find someone to help make those dreams come true. Tara Bianca, ReAnn Beckum and Nikki Jansen are all local teens who are on their way to seeing their dreams come true, in large part to the efforts of local dream maker Jennifer Tucker. Her Hilton Head-based talent booking agency, Tucker Model Talent, a division of Tucker MarCom, helps her clients realize their dreams of making it in the big-time worlds of modeling, singing, acting and entertainment. Tara Bianca is a talented local 16-year-old actress, singer and dancer who attends Heritage Academy on Hilton Head and is a veteran of the Main Street Youth Theater. Tucker was instrumental in securing Bianca an audition with Disney in Los Angeles recently and she recorded her first song, the single “So in Love.” She’s headed back to Los Angeles this spring to record another song and Tucker is working hard to secure her a spot on Disney’s 2012 “Next Big Thing.” “Jennifer has so many contacts,” said Bianca. “She really helped me. It’s so hard to break into this business, but Jennifer has worked hard for me. She believes in me and now we are really close friends.” ReAnn Beckum, who is just 19 and from a small town in Georgia, walked the runways during New York’s recent Fashion Week, thanks to Tucker’s commitment and hard work. She’s now living and working in New York. Like Bianca, Beckum gives Tucker a lot of the credit

for her recent success. “We met through Facebook and she’s showed such an interest in me,” said Beckum. “This is what I’ve always wanted to do, since I was 11 years old. Jennifer has made it happen for me. I know I wouldn’t be here modeling in New York without her. Jennifer’s phenomenal.” And, Nikki Jansen, an eighth grader at Hilton Head Middle School, is now on the cusp of her high-fashion modeling career. She was in Charleston for Fashion Week in March and won their Rock the Runway competition. Nikki is a talented writer and designer with the longlimbed, look of a young girl who just happens to be 5’11” tall. “I really think Nikki’s got what it takes to make it big,” said Tucker. “She’s now successful, confident and optimistic about her future. Modeling has changed her life.” Tucker helps her young talent through an innovative program at Tucker MarCom called the Teen Board. The 20 local teens on the board share an interest in the entertainment and fashion industry. All are excellent students, many are athletes as well, and all commit to community service. Through monthly networking meetings, the Teen Board members share interests, develop strong friendships, exchange insider tips, and build self-confidence and self-esteem. Tucker frequently conducts workshops for these young actors, models and singers to teach them how to handle themselves at auditions, on the runway, and on the job. “I was in their shoes years ago and today I am my teens’ biggest cheerleader,” said Tucker. “I teach, educate, guide and encourage my talent

in this very competitive career-path they have chosen.” Tucker knows first-hand all about following dreams. She was a dancer who fell in love with fashion during fourth grade. She was offered a modeling class at age 13 and started on a path that led her to model and open her first talent agency while still in college in Augusta, Ga. She and her husband, Mike, moved to Hilton Head 12 years ago. They recently combined his marketing firm with her talent agency in one business, Tucker MarCom. The busy parents of a 10-year-old daughter frequently work together on projects It’s not easy to stay in touch with talent booking contacts throughout the country and Jennifer works her smart phone day and night. On a typical day she may get a text from a casting director filming in Charleston, or SCAD in Savannah who needs actors for their student films. Regional theaters make regular requests as do event and show planners, art directors, and advertising agencies shooting catalogs and photo campaigns all over the country that need specific model types for their products. Tucker MarCom maintains an online database for industry professionals that provides immediate access and information on their talent. “The casting calls come in day and night. I’m always on,” said Tucker. Constantly on the lookout for new talent, Jennifer gets requests for men and women of all ages, types and sizes. “Everyone isn’t a high fashion model and not everyone is looking for one. You never know what look or talent a booking agency is looking for.” May 2012

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Meet Ishmael Patterson: your typical violin playing, dirt-flinging motocross prodigy. BY RUTH RAGLAND | PHOTO BY ROB KAUFMAN


hat do you do when your 14-year-old violinplaying, Eagle-Scout-inthe-making son develops a need for speed? Go with it. Hilton Head Islanders Mac and Barbara Patterson have embraced their son Ishmael’s love of motocross — dirt bike and all. “When he was small he saw it on television and he knew that was what he wanted to do,” Mac Patterson said. Ishmael saved $1,400 from odd jobs and cutting lawns to buy his first bike, a Honda CR85 dirt bike. He’s since moved up to a Honda CR150RB. Motocross competitors race around a dirt track trying to set winning times while handling obstacles, jumps and corners. One of Ishmael’s favorite tracks is Live Oak MX in Daisy, Ga. He began competitive racing last fall in the Savannah Youth MX Series and has proven a contender. This spring he moved into second place in points with eight races left in the series. Now Ishmael, a Hilton Head High freshman, hopes to be a professional motocross racer. But it’s also been a hairraising experience. One memorable miscalculation last year happened when Ishmael was airborne. “He was making a jump and he was in the air and he got the bike too far back to where he couldn’t bring the front end back

down, so he had to bail off of it,” his dad recalled. “He had to let the bike go one way and he went the other way.” In February Ishmael broke his hand during a race, sustaining the kind of “boxer’s fracture” that usually occurs when a clenched fist meets with a hard, immovable object. Despite the injury, Ishmael has continued to play the violin, making his parents proud by achieving district and second chair with a broken hand and still participating in concerts. Patterson works for the town of Bluffton and he and his wife have owned their own business, M.A.C.S. — Maximum Assurance Cleaning Service, for 14 years. Ishmael is their only child. Patterson said they don’t mind traveling an hour or two with bike in tow to race courses so that their son can compete. “She was a little scared at first about it,” Mac Patterson said about Ishmael’s mom, Barbara. “But she’s calmed down a lot. “When she realized that was what he wanted to do she was all for it,” he said. Even though he’s had to sit out a few races in this, his first season in competition, Ishmael still has a shot at placing in the top three for a podium finish this month. The overall winner with the most points in the series of races will take home the trophy. Ishmael’s motocross idol is professional racer James Stewart Jr., also known as Bubba Stewart, a 26-yearold from Florida who began competing at age 4. “There’s a lot of money out there,” for the pros, Ishmael said, although he’s still planning to go to college.

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Mallory Russell turned a little peanut butter, some barbecue chicken and a quesadilla into her ticket to college (and Nickelodeon stardom).



ost people grow up and move away before finding fame and fortune. Mallory Russell managed both before finishing second grade. Mallory, 8, was named the grand prize winner last month in the Tenth Annual Jif Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest. The contest challenged kids across the country and their parents to come up with a creative take on the classic sandwich featuring a childhood favorite, peanut butter. At stake was $35,000 in money toward college tuition, books and supplies, which is why the contest first caught the eye of Mallory’s mother, Tonya. After some trial and error in the kitchen with her father, Chris – “We tried a croissant rollup, pizza with fruit on it... nothing quite worked,” he said – the duo came up with a winner: P-Nutty BBQ Chicken Quesadilla. “We entered the contest in a casual way, not thinking, well, we’d win,” Chris said. “I was extremely shocked when they called in December to say Mallory was a semifinalist. I still have the voicemail.” “Mallory has always enjoyed being in the kitchen,” Tonya said. “Even when she was younger she would sit on the counter and mix ingredients.” The Top 10 list was whittled to five finalists after a round of online voting, and thanks to the support Mallory received from family friends and those at her school, Hilton Head Island Elementary School for the Creative Arts, the young islander made the cut. She and her family, including twin brother Lathan, flew to

New York City to present her sandwich in front of a panel of judges for the final vote. While there, the finalists were treated to a whirlwind NYC tour, including a segment on “The Today Show” and stops at M&M World, the Empire State Building, Toys ‘R’ Us and Serendipity. All that excitement and pampering made the moment she won seem completely over the top. “I was smiling real big,” Mallory said of the moment her name was announced. “And (Dad) dropped the camera.” It didn’t hit the ground, Chris clarified, but the video footage of that moment is admittedly pretty shaky and out of focus. “I completely missed the big balloon drop,” he said. Luckily for Dad, there were more balloons waiting for

Mallory when she returned to school. Students lined the sidewalks and gave her roses in a special “Welcome Home Mallory” event organized by Principal Gretchen Keefner. Her classmates didn’t initially like the sandwich when Mallory made it for them (Chris guesses it was the green onions, corn and other vegetables that turned off some of them), but her win has made her a small celebrity on the playground. “She’s gotten a little popularity out of it,” Chris said. “I guess a boy in her class said, ‘I don’t know how to act around her!’” But other than making her a little more confident, they say the effects haven’t changed her. She got more of a kick out of the two giant checks – one for $25,000, the other for $10,000 – she was given than their smaller counterparts. And it didn’t stop with the checks. After winning the contest, Mallory was invited to appear on the Nickelodeon game show “Figure it Out” where contestants had to guess what she was famous for. That episode will air sometime this summer. Her parents, however, are extremely grateful for them, and the whole experience. “It’s something we’ll remember for the rest of our lives,” Chris said. “Having a 35,000 college fund at 8 years old is fantastic,” said Tonya. “More importantly, she learned a valuable life lesson. If you want it bad enough it can happen. She has a lot more confidence in herself and that is priceless.” May 2012

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Cutest K CONTEST S everal months ago, Monthly sent out the call to parents around the Lowcountry: send us photos of your cutest kids. In the ensuing months we learned a couple of things about local moms and dads. First, they are really proud of their children. And that’s probably because of the second thing we learned: kids around here are adorable. There simply isn’t room to give the proper room to the hundreds upon hundreds of precocious pics we received, so we hope you enjoy the selection presented here. Of course, another component of the Cutest Kid Contest was the self-evident need to crown a winner. Hundreds more of Monthly’s Facebook friends voted online. To find out who won, turn the page…


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f Paulie here looks familiar, it could be because you’re one of the dozens of people who voted him into the top spot in Monthly’s inaugural Cutest Kid Contest. Or it could just be because you live around here and Paulie, according to his proud mom, seems to be the island’s smallest BMOC. “We go out to dinner or whatever and he just seems to know everyone,” said mom Susan Smith. And Paulie does have his fans. Here’s just a sampling of the reaction to our announcement of his win.

KATIE K.: aww my Paulie!!! ANDREA L.: Yeah Paulie!

You are adorable!!!!! KIMBERLY D.: Paulie is

adorable!!! Congratulations!!! BRENDA S.: TREMENDOUS,

PAULIE AND FAMILY!!!!!!!! If exclamation points are any indication, Paulie certainly has his fanbase. Our sincere congratulations to the Smith family. And to the rest of our readers, we’re running contests like this all the time on our Facebook page. Become a fan of Monthly today to join in the fun.

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Your insurance questions W


hen it comes to buying personal health insurance, the choices can often be confusing. Do you go with a high deductible and a low premium or vice versa? Comprehensive care or catastrophic insurance coverage? A PPO or HMO? Janet Cully, of Harbour Health Insurance Solutions on Hilton Head Island, recently took some time to talk to Monthly about shopping for health insurance.

Where does one start when looking to buy health insurance?

By sally mahan

What is managed care?

With an HMO, or health maintenance organization, you have a doctor who is in the list of network providers. Referrals from that doctor to a specialist are required. These plans have lower premiums. With a PPO, or preferred provider, you may be able to seek care from a doctor or hospital that is not a preferred provider, but you will probably have to pay a higher deductible or co-payment. Is there such a thing as too much insurance coverage?

We usually start by asking what you have used in past. You should also go back over the last year and look at what medical expenses you had and then project that forward. Will you need prescription coverage, vision, dental and other types of coverage? We can then tailor-make a plan to fit your needs. Is it better to have a high deductible and low premium or a low deductible and high premium? It really depends on each person on a case-by-case basis. You might want a low prescription co-pay, so you’d want a lower deductible. If you just want catastrophic coverage, it will be a high deductible. That’s great for the younger generation because it provides for major medical expenses like a hospitalization. But you will want a low deductible if you’re planning to have surgery or a baby or something like one of those situations. How can consumers lower their premium? If you’re in a group plan at work or have a personal plan, you can take advantage of plan changes and preventative discounts. With individual plans, there are options to increase the deductible and lower the premium.

How to get help

For information on insurers and licensing, medical insurance plans, tips, your rights as a consumer, Medicare issues and much more, visit the South Carolina Department of Insurance at, call 803-737-6160, or email 2


Yes, you can be over-insured. We help make sure the user isn’t buying everything out there. We don’t want you to buy any type of coverage that will double-insure you, for instance. We also want to make sure, however, that you’re getting added value and discounts and that you’re not getting insurance that you won’t need. What do consumers often forget when it comes to paying for health care? First, if they buy A high-deductible plan, they should definitely open a health savings account. We always recommend that for tax savings. Also, a lot of people look into medical, dental and vision, but not disability, which should be a priority. How often should consumers review their coverage? Annually, but you can do it more than once a year. Either way, you definitely want to look at your coverage options and make sure your benefits are keeping up with your needs. Why should consumers use an insurance company rather than just going online and buying insurance? We provide someone to talk to, someone who can help change your plan as needed, and also help you understand the process. You might get the bottom number online, but we point things out, explain benefits and go through your coverage with you and help you compare plans and explain. Finally, we are there to help and provide great customer service.

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ACUPUNCTURE Ageless Acupunture Cheryl McCarthy, L.Ac., MAcOM Riverwalk Business Park Bluffton/Okatie 843-505-0321 Amy Goldberg, L.Ac., LMT 843-338-3720 The Hickey Wellness Center Peter West 30 New Orleans Rd., Hilton Head 843-842-9960 Kim’s Yin and Yang Acupuncture Kwan Joong Kim, L.Ac. 1 Promenade St., Suite 201, Bluffton 843-815-2221, 909-319-9086 Lowcountry Aesthetic Center and Zen Fusion Spa 16 Okatie Center Blvd., Suite 101, Okatie 843-705-0811 Lowcountry Healing Arts Rahmie Valentine, OMD, L.Ac. Plantation Park, Bluffton 843-298-2886 Spine and Joint Care Associates Abbigail Peters, L.Ac. 60 Main St. Suite G, Hilton Head 843-342-3333 Vos, Mickey 2 Marshland Rd., Hilton Head 843-683-0088

ALLERGY / IMMUNOLOGY Allergy and Asthma Center of Hilton Head Thomas C. Beller, MD 25 Hospital Center Blvd., Medical Pavilion Bldg. #308, Hilton Head 843-689-6442 •


Alice Tobin, EEMCP, Reiki Master 35 Bill Fries Dr., Island Medical Plaza, Building C, Hilton Head 843-422-7697


Jack R. Eades, MD 14 Okatie Center Blvd. South, Suite 101, Okatie 843-208-3650 •



25 Hospital Center Blvd., Hilton Head 843-682-7360


Anticoagulation Clinic 29 Plantation Park, Suite 604, Bluffton 843-815-2949

ASSISTED LIVING Belfair Gardens 60 Oak Forest Rd., Bluffton 843-815-5350 • Broad Creek Care Center 801 Lemon Grass Court, Hilton Head 843-341-7307, 800-386-8433 Carolina House of Hilton Head 35 Beach City Rd., Hilton Head 843-342-5599 carolina-house-of-hilton-head Carolina House of Bluffton 800 Fording Island Rd., Bluffton 843-815-2555 carolina-house-of-bluffton Hawthorne Inn at Hilton Head 15 Main St., Hilton Head 843-342-6565 •


3039 Okatie Highway, Okatie 843-705-8220 • Palm Meadows Court 48 Main St., Hilton Head 843-342-7122 • Palm Meadows Village 80 Main St., Hilton Head 843-689-9143 • Right At Home Hilton Head/Savannah 29 Plantation Park Dr., Bluffton 843-815-7890 • hiltonheadsavannah

ASSISTED SENIOR SERVICES Select Senior Services Jody Leff 843-473-4127

CANCER CENTERS / ONCOLOGY Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center Campus 4700 Waters Ave., Savannah 912-350-2299, 800-343-3025

BEAUFORT MEMORIAL KEYSERLING CANCER CENTER James F. McNab, MD, FACRO 1680 Ribaut Rd., Port Royal 843-522-7800

RADIATION ONCOLOGY CENTER AT HILTON HEAD HOSPITAL Lorraine A. Champion, MD John A. Pablo, MD Mark S. Quinn, MD 25 Hospital Center Blvd., Suite 101, Hilton Head 843-689-6490

Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center 86 Jonathan Lucas St., Charleston 843-792-1414, 800-424-6872 SC Cancer Specialists Gary W. Thomas, MD 45 Hospital Center Commons, Hilton Head 843-689-2895 •


Majd Chahin, MD James M. Hall, MD Beaufort Memorial Keyserling Cancer Center 1680B Ribaut Road, Port Royal 843-521-9879

CARDIOLOGY Beaufort Cardiology David Harshman, MD Thomas Schultz, DO 989 Ribaut Road, Beaufort 843-522-7110 Lowcountry Medical Group Marshall Shannon Shook, MD Stuart Smalheiser, MD Beaufort Memorial Bluffton Medical Services 11 Arley Way, Suite 102 843-770-0404 Heart Associates of Hilton Head, PC Ravina Balchandani, MD 25 Hospital Center Blvd., Suite 100, Hilton Head 843-682-HOPE (4673) Hilton Head Heart Mark Lawton, MD 25 Hospital Center Blvd., Hilton Head 843-682-2800 12-B Arley Way, Suite 102, Westbury Park, Bluffton 843-815-5661 • Legacy Medical Center Adrian VanBakel, MD 8 Okatie Center Blvd. South, Suite 101, Okatie Lowcountry Medical Group Robert B. Lehman, MD 300 Midtown Dr., Beaufort 800-424-6872 •

SAVANNAH CARDIOLOGY Randy K. Bottner, MD Dale P. Daly, MD Kenneth R. Hardigan, MD William B. Hartley, MD

Jay M. Kalan, MD Robert C. Rollings, MD J. Calvin Sharp Jr., MD Jonathan MacCabe, MD 8 Hospital Center Blvd., Suite 130, Hilton Head 843-682-2740 8 Okatie Center Blvd. South, Suite 101, Okatie 843-705-9350 • savannahcardiology. com St.Joseph’s/Candler The Heart Hospital, Savannah 800-622-6877


Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Assoc. Medical Pavilion, Suite 306 25 Hospital Center Blvd Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 843-689-8224 As an accomplished Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgeon, Dr. David Kastl treats a variety of conditions relating to the heart, chest, and blood vessels. This includes surgical management of the heart circulation and valves plus the great vessels in the chest. He also focuses on surgical treatments for cancers of the lung, esophagus, and chest wall. He has special interests in beating heart surgery, mitral valve repair, ablation of the heart arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation.


Memorial Health University Physicians ACI - Surgical Associates 14 Okatie Center Blvd. South, Suite 101, Okatie, SC 29909 912-350-2299 Dr. Jones earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Mississippi and his medical degree at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He completed his residency in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at the University of Virginia. Dr. Jones then completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School in Boston. He is board certified in surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Jones sees patients twice a month at the Legacy Center.

CHIROPRACTIC AAA Healthcare/Align Moss Creek Village, Bluffton 843-837-9355

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Advanced Health Center Gregory P. Lonscak, DC, RN 860 Parris Island Gateway, Suite B2, Beaufort 843-986-9292 Bluffton Family Chiropractic Jeffrey Aita, DC John Aita, DC Kate Aita Houpt, DC 80 Baylor Dr., Suite 108, Bluffton 843-706-3472 Chiropractic Care Center Zachary Biondi, DC 21C New Orleans Rd., Hilton Head 843-689-9292 Discover Specific Chiropractic Ken Horup, DC • Bruce Johnson, DC 4101 Main St., Suite A, Hilton Head 843-689-2273 • Fraum Chiropractic Life Center Brad E. Fraum, DC Brian M. McGinnis, DC 1403 Main St. Village, Hilton Head 843-681-7777 • Island Chiropractic Center Elaine T. Jeffers, DC Thomas M. Cole, DC 14 New Orleans Rd., Suite 4, Hilton Head 843-842-7575, 843-842-7744 Hilton Head Natural Medicine Center Brett Stohrer, DC Robyn Erickson, LMT 37B Bow Circle, Hilton Head 843-842-4737 Joint Effort Wellness Center Ellen Thomas, DC, CCSP Patti Zientek, DC Riverwalk Business Park, Okatie 843-379-1966


200 Central Ave., Hilton Head 843-686-9355 Main Street Health Center Joseph S. Haven, DC Christopher S. Most, DC Abbigail Peters, L.Ac. 60 Main St., Suite G, Hilton Head 843-342-3333 • Martin Chiropractic Blair Martin, DC 163-D Bluffton Rd., Bluffton 843-757-4100 Matteo Family Chiropractic Holly A. Matteo, DC Sean C. Matteo, DC 4 Northridge Dr., Suite C, Hilton Head 843-686-4222 10 Pinckney Colony Rd, Bldg. 300, Suite 311, Bluffton • 843 686-4222 6


Mattis Chiropractic Wellness Center Anthony Mattis, DC 1 Promenade St., Suite 201, Bluffton 843-815-2221 Off Island Chiropractic Rick Wooster, DC 1 Sherington Dr., Suite E, Bluffton 843-815-3400 Palmetto Chiropractic and Sports Health Center Magnus Weitekamper, DC 23 Plantation Park Dr., Suite 104, Bluffton 843-757-9950 Patient First Chiropratic and Wellness Center Gerald Renato, DC 18 Oak Forest Rd., Bluffton 843-706-2378 • Phoenix Family Chiropractic 25 Clarks Summit Dr., Bluffton 843-706-2847 Phillips Chiropractic and Holistic Center Raleigh L. Phillips, III 19 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite 106, Hilton Head 843-686-2225 Saponara Chiropractic and Sport Injury Center 1 Mathews Dr., Suite 109, Hilton Head 843-681-8001 Seaside Family Chiropractic Erica A. Forzese, DC 58 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite G, Hilton Head 843-686-3783 Washack, David 200 Central Ave., Hilton Head 843-686-9355

DEMENTIA / ALZHEIMER’S CARE Memory Matters 117 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head 843-842-6688

DENTAL Belfair Dental Care Steven M. Miller, DDS 14F Oak Forest Rd., Belfair Towne Village, Bluffton 843-757-0504 Bluffton Dental Care James G. Jenkins, DMD 25 Clark’s Summit Dr., Suite 100, Bluffton 843-706-3800


Jeffrey C. Bauer, D.M.D. 19 Unit 201 Promenade Street Bluffton, SC 29910 843-757-2222 • 1993 Graduate ofDenison University, Granville, Ohio 1998 Graduate of theUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine • General & Cosmetic Dentistry • 1 Hour In-Office Whitening • Affordable Smile Makeovers • Invisalign Provider We file your insurance. Great financing options available through Care Credit.


15 Bow Circle, Suite 104 Hilton Head Island 843-342-7700 Dr. Timothy Gross, DMD has a Fellowship at the Las Vegas Institute of Cosmetic Dentistry. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, he has 20 years of experience and lectures nationally to teach other dentists. Treatment that Dr. Gross provides in his state-of-the-art office includes the safe removal of mercury fillings, treatment for sleep apnea, orthodontics, comprehensive cosmetic dentistry and porcelain veneers. Dr. Gross has been elected by his peers as one of the area’s Top Dentists.

Bluffton Family Dental Office Patricia L. Warner, DDS 167D Hwy. 46, Bluffton 843-757-6030

Family and Cosmetic Dentistry C. Douglas Housaman, DDS 81 Main St., Suite 200, Hilton Head 843-689-9800

Camp and Eibling George K. Camp III, DDS, FADIA Julie S. Camp, DDS Michael Eibling, DDS 92B Main St., Hilton Head 843-681-9666

First Dental of Bluffton Newman C. McGarity, DMD Charles Hobart II, DMD 168 Bluffton Rd., Bluffton 843-757-2828

Coastal Carolina Endodontics, LLC C. Jason Putnam, DMD 25 Clarks Summit Dr., Suite 202, Bluffton 843-837-8585 Dalton, B. Clark, DMD, MS 1203 Main St. Village, Hilton Head 843-342-3636 Distinctive Dentistry Shelley Murphy, DMD 9B Executive Park Rd., Hilton Head 843-842-2300 • distinctivedentistryhhi. com


Kevin B. Fader, D.M.D. 2 Corpus Christie, Ste. 202 Hilton Head Island 843-842-3555 BOARD CERTIFICATION: D.M.D. MEDICAL SCHOOL: Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine ORAL SURGERY INTERNSHIP: University of Pennsylvania Medical Center DENTAL PRECEPTORSHIP IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ANESTHESIA: Robert Wood Johnston Dental School, New Jersey

Golden, Chadwick J., DMD 104 WatersEdge, Shelter Cove, Hilton Head 843-842-2500 • Island Implants Charles Buist, DMD 304 Shelter Cove at Watersedge, Hilton Head 843-842-2884 Jackson, Craig W., DDS 25 Hospital Center Blvd. Suite 102, Hilton Head 843-689-5500


Daniel Lawless, DMD 222 Pembroke Dr. Suite 102, Hilton Head 843-681-6200 16 William Pope Dr., Suite 104, Bluffton 843-705-7675 • Board Certification: DMD Medical School: Bachelors Degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998 and Dental Degree at Temple University School of Dentistry in 2002. Served US Army 2002-2006, Iraqi War Veteran From Jan 2004-Feb 2005. Owner of Hilton Head Dental which has 2 offices, Indigo Run and Sun City. Residing In Palmetto Hall Plantation.

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Detecting cancer at stage 0 is starting to save lives


f you have never heard of Stage 0 breast cancer you probably soon will. It’s being talked about a lot recently in medical circles and among women who pay attention to such matters because they have a family history of breast cancer. According to Dr. Virginia Herrmann, Medical Director of the Hilton Head Hospital Breast Health Center — and professor of surgery at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, improvements in technology over the past few years, screening mammography, and particularly  digital mammography , have enabled radiologists to detect the beginnings of breast duct calcifications and early breast cancer earlier than ever before. “The ability today of a good breast radiologist to detect these tiny microscopic calcifications inside the lining of the breast ducts is a wonderful breakthrough for women and a powerful, compelling case for the importance of having an annual mammogram beginning at age 40,” said Dr. Herrmann. “One in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and if we can now detect the beginnings of cancer at an earlier point than ever before, it only makes good sense to do so.  Early mammography will end up saving lives.” Dr. Herrmann pointed out that Hilton Head Hospital’s imaging department was recently recognized by the American College of Radiology as a “Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.” Hilton Head Hospital has the only Breast Imaging Center of Excellence in Beaufort and Jasper counties. “Women in our area are very fortunate to have such an outstanding facility in our midst,” she said.  Hilton Head Hospital also has dedicated breast imagers interpreting mammograms.  We now have the ability to provide women with the very latest and best in breast imaging, and

interpretation, right here at home. Dr. Herrmann explained that when the abnormal microscopic cells appear in a breast it is called ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS. “DCIS is cancer cells that are confined to the breast duct, and the cancer is so early, it is microscopic. This is generally prior to a mass or a lump,” she said, adding that this is typically the sign of Stage I or a higher stage of breast cancer. “Of course, calcifications seen on a mammogram are often benign,” she said. “About 75-80 percent of calcifications  seen on a mammogram are benign, but 20-25 percent of calcifications may indicate the very earliest stage of cancer.  A biopsy is generally recommended to determine if the calcifications are benign (non-cancerous), or an early cancer. If detected, surgery is the standard next step but often DCIS may be managed with a lumpectomy in which only the abnormal cells and a small amount of breast tissue are removed. Most women who have a lumpectomy will be recommended to receive radiation treatment also. Chemotherapy is not needed for Stage 0 cancer, or DCIS.Many women with DCIS will be recommended to take tamoxifen, which reduces her risk of cancer in the opposite breast. Some women who may have been detected with several locations of abnormal cells may choose a mastectomy. Still others, often younger women, who may have a significant family history of breast cancer, or who have a genetic mutation that put them at a high risk for the disease even opt for a double mastectomy. According to Marisa Weiss, a Philadelphia oncologist and founder of, “these women may say ‘I’m not going to dance with the devil.’”  A study published last April in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found the rate of double mastec-

tomy among DCIS patients rose from 4.1 percent to 13.5 percent over a seven year period. Women having a mastectomy for DCIS  may have reconstruction breast surgery immediately or later. Dr. Herrmann notes that although great strides have been made in diagnosing and treating breast cancer, more than 40,000 women are projected to die from the disease this year. And despite that fact, fewer women in the United States are getting annual mammograms.   “It’s heartbreaking for me,” said Dr. Herrmann, “especially when I know that detection is such a wonderful key to saving lives. Dr. Herrmann notes that the chance of getting breast cancer increases with age, with the majority of cases occurring in women over the age of 50. It is a disease that is more commonly diagnosed among white women than in African-American women or other minorities, but the mortality rate is greater among African-American women.  It is also greater in women who menstruate early or go through menopause late, and for women who do not have children, or who have their first child later in life. A family history of breast cancer is an important risk factor as well, especially if breast cancer occurred in a mother, sister or daughter, but also in one’s father’s family as well. Dr. Virginia Herrmann has more than 25 years of experience specializing in caring for patients with breast disease. She serves as medical director of the Breast Health Center in Hilton Head and sees patients in Charleston, Bluffton and on Hilton Head Island. Dr. Herrmann — a Harvard fellowship-trained breast cancer specialist and Professor of Surgery at MUSC — is the only dedicated breast surgeon in Beaufort and Jasper counties.

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Kenneth Kowalyk, DMD General and Cosmetic Dentistry 15 Hospital Center Blvd., Hilton Head 843-682-3030 Low Country Dental Center David S. Snyder, DDS 70 Pennington Dr., Suite 7, Bluffton 843-706-3377 Mastrorocco, Matthew, DMD 4101 Main St., Suite D, Hilton Head 843-682-4601 Morrison Dental Associates George Townes, DMD 15 Buck Island Rd., Bluffton 843-706-2146 25B Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head 843-686-5810 Ocean Dental Elizabeth Sugg, DDS 35 Bill Fries Dr, Bldg B, Hilton Head 843-342-6677 Off-Island Dental Care Michael Langehans, DMD Jay Wooster, DDS 1 Sherington Dr., Suite H, Bluffton 843-815-7844 Palmetto Dental Arts Brian J. Smith, DMD Shelly, Elizabeth D., DDS 347 Red Cedar St., Bldg. 400, Bluffton 843-815-6500 Parkway Family Dental Earl C. Price, DDS 4376 Bluffton Parkway, Suite 103, Bluffton 843-706-9600 Paul, Martin K., DDS Savarese, Robert, DMD 21 New Orleans Rd., Suite A, Hilton Head 843-785-6285 Pinckney Colony Family Dental Chris Comer, DMD 10 Pinckney Colony Rd., Building 500, Suite 503, Bluffton 843-815-9798 Plantation Dental Gary Sturgis 10 Plantation Park Dr., Suite 100, Bluffton 843-705-4885 Rothwell, Bonnie J., DMD, AAACD 430 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 514, Hilton Head 843-342-6900 Southern Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry James R. Canham, DDS 58 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite A, Hilton Head 843-686-5526 8


Termotto and Davis Dental Practice Sandy S. Termotto, DMD Byron A. Davis, DDS 12 Sheridan Park Circle, Suite C, Bluffton 843-815-5400 4 Okatie Center Blvd. S., Ste. 103, Okatie 843-705-9551 • distinctdentalservices. com

Coastal Pediatric Dentistry Terri Hubbard, DDS 23 Main St., Suite 302, Hilton Head 10 Arley Way, Suite 1, Bluffton 843-671-7336 •

Wachtel, Jeffrey J., DDS Ryan Price, DMD 3801 Main St. Hilton Head 843-342-4463

Oppenheimer, Lee, DDS, PA 103 Waters Edge, Hilton Head 843-842-5005

DENTAL / ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY Hilton Head Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Lynn B. Fader, DDS • R. Sidney Jones, DMD Brian C. Low, DMD 35 Bill Fries Dr., Bldg. D, Hilton Head 843-689-6338 25 Clarks Summit Dr., Ste. 202, Bluffton 843-815-3055 • hiltonheadoralsurgery. com Southeastern Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Center Paul C. Shirley, DMD 60 Main St., Hilton Head 843-815-4546 347 Red Cedar St., Suite 200, Bluffton 843-815-4546

DENTAL / ORTHODONTIC Broderick, Vaught and Dusek Tom Broderick DDS, MS Bob Vaught DMD, MS Mark Dusek DDS, MS 23 Plantation Dr., Suite 301, Bluffton 843-815-2330 Maginnis Orthodontics James Maginnis, DMD, MS 11 Hospital Center Common, Suite 201, Hilton Head 843-681-5556 18 Oak Forest Rd., Suite F, Bluffton 843-757-9760 Orthodontics in Paradise Bruce A. “Duke” Baker, DDS, MSD 3901-C Main St., Hilton Head 843-689-2483 South Carolina Orthodontics Kevin Eatmon 880 Fording Island Rd., Suite 12, Bluffton 843-706-3344 •

DENTAL / PEDIATRIC Dentistry for Infants, Children and Teens Thomas H. Morse, DDS 21 Matthews Dr., Hilton Head 843-681-4900 960 Ribaut Rd., Suite 3, Beaufort 843-525-6930


Ross, Jonathan, DDS, MHS 25 Clarks Summit Dr., Ste. 202, Bluffton 843-815-3030

DENTAL / PROSTHODONTIC Esthetic, Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry George Priest, DMD 23 Main St., Suite 303, Hilton Head 843-342-8890 Rothwell, Bonnie J., DMD, AAACD 430 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 514, Hilton Head 843-342-6900 •

DERMATOLOGY Dermatology Associates of the Lowcountry Oswald L. Mikell, MD 3901 Main St., Suite D, Hilton Head 843-689-5259 40 Okatie Center Blvd. South, Okatie 843-705-0840 • Family Dermatology of Hilton Head Donald J. Pirozzi, MD 2 Marshland Rd., Hilton Head 843-785-3376 • Hilton Head Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center A. Thomas Bundy, MD, FAAD


18 Oak Forest Rd, Ste A, Bluffton 843-837-4400 25 Hospital Center Commons, Ste 200 Hilton Head Island 843-689-5002 At May River Dermatology, LLC, our staff enjoys seeing patients of all ages, including children. We specialize in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer and other diseases of the skin, hair and nails. We also offer a variety of cosmetic and aesthetic services. In addition, we provide a variety of top-ofline products including creams and make-up. Please visit Dr. Traywick or Amanda Medlin, MSPAS, PA-C in our Bluffton office or Dr. Brand or Kristina Ford, MSPAS, PA-C in our Hilton Head Island office.

Amanda Holdredge, LE Lisa Redmond, LE Suzanne Wheeler, FNP-BC 15 Hospital Center Blvd., Hilton Head 843-689-9200 • hiltonheaddermatology. com

MAY RIVER DERMATOLOGY, LLC Carmen A. Traywick, MD Mandy Medlin, MSPAS, PA-C Alfredo Brand, MD Kristina Ford, PA 18 Oak Forest Rd., Suite A, Bluffton 843-837-4400 • 25 Hospital Center Commons, Ste 200, Hilton Head 843-689-5002

EAR, NOSE AND THROAT Hilton Head ENT and Sinus Center David E. Maurer, MD Erika Kennard Elizabeth H. Ott, MS, CCC-A 23 Main St., Suite 201, Hilton Head 843-682-3955 • Palmetto Ear, Nose and Throat, P.A. Christina S. Gwozdz, MD Kathleen L. Shea, AuD, CCC-A 4101 Main St., Suite F, Hilton Head 843-681-2300

EMERGENCY MEDICINE HILTON HEAD HOSPITAL — PREMIER EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS Brett J. Cargill, MD Robert L. Clodfelter, MD Luca R. Delatore, MD Van A. Gauby, MD Patrick M. Jordan, MD Michael R. Kaup, MD Patrick J. Snowman, MD 25 Hospital Center Blvd., Hilton Head 843-689-8290

COASTAL CAROLINA HOSPITAL — PREMIER EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS John S. Bodkin III, DO Jennifer Fralix, PA Susan Quinty, DO Jarrod Wright, MD Paul Zorch, MD 1000 Medical Center Dr., Hardeeville 843-784-8080

ENDOCRINOLOGY Equilibrium Endocrinology Beaufort Memorial Bluffton Medical Services 7 Arley Way, Suite 101, Bluffton Orlin Sergev, M.D. 843-871-7979

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FAMILY MEDICINE Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. Samai Supan, MD 721 Okatie Highway, Okatie 843-987-7400


Heather M. Hutchings, DO Jonathan T. Hutchings, DO 11 Arley Way, Suite 201, Bluffton 843-706-8690 Coastal Medical Associates Peter Frank, DO Vicky Salak,FNP-C 21563-A Whyte Hardee Blvd., Hardeeville 843-784-3101 • coastalmedicalassociates. com Comprehensive Family Care Patrick Jordan, MD Stephanie Lovato, MS, PA-C Leeann Vrabel, MS, PA-C 2 Greenwood Dr., Suite C, Hilton Head 843-341-3232 Cross Island Medical Center David E. Dorsner, MD, Medical Director Joey DeAbate, APRN-BC 157 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head 843-681-8260 Doctors Care George A. Gaspar, MD Robert C. Lusik, MD Elizabeth Rose, PA-C Carleton A. Mentzner III, PA-C 64 Bluffton Rd., Bluffton 843-757-0676 •


David W. Vormohr, MD Island Medical Plaza 35 Bill Fries Drive Bldg. A, Hilton Head 843-682-7470


Gaston O. Perez, M.D. FAAFP 14 Oak Forest Rd., Suite D, Bluffton 843-815-6468 Medical School: Uniremhos, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Residency: Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, VA Board Certifications: MUSC, American Board of Family Practice Insurance Accepted: Medicare, BC/BS SC, Cigna, UHC, various others 10



Jonathan L. Sack, MD 2 Marshland Road, Hilton Head SC 29926 843-290-8424 MDVIP PHYSICIAN: Family Medicine, Hormone Replacement Male / Female, Opiate Dependence, Weight Loss – The Center for Medical Weight Loss, Cosmetics, Botox, Fillers, OBAGI Cosmetics, Immigration Physicals, Federal Aviation Physicals, LapBand Adjustments MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of the Witwatersrand School of Medicine, Johannesburg, South Africa (1976) RESIDENCY: MUSC Family Medicine (1996) FELLOWSHIP: Faculty Development Fellowship University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (1998) BOARD CERTIFICATIONS: American Board of Family Practice, American Society of Bariatric Physicians

ISLAND FAMILY MEDICINE Accepting New Patients 843-842-6357 for appointments

Kelly A. Schibler, MD 2 Marshland Road, Hilton Head SC 29926 843-842-6357 FAMILY MEDICINE Ranging from pediatric to adult medicine, routine women’s healthcare, and mental health. Opiate Dependence, Immigration Physicals Hormone Replacement, Male/Female Weight Management MEDICAL SCHOOL Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio (1990) RESIDENCY Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio (1993) BOARD CERTIFICATIONS American Board of Family Practice

Main Street Medical Joel M. Johnson III, MD Lydia Torres-Rozof, MD 93 Main St., Hilton Head 843-681-3777 • Mikkelson, Michael K., MD 167C Bluffton Rd., Highway 46, Bluffton 843-757-5400

PALMETTO MEDICAL GROUP Lynn Goetze, MD Kamal Patel, MD Scott Cummings, MD 25 Sherington Dr., Suite D, Sheridan Park, Bluffton 843-706-0600

Signature Health and Wellness James Frost, MD 29 Plantation Park Dr., Ste. 602, Bluffton 843-815-5211 Southcoast Family Practice Janis A. R. Hedin, MD 23 Plantation Park Dr., Suite 403, Bluffton 843-706-5995

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Tumors Have Nowhere To Hide



CyberKnife can treat malignant tumors anywhere in the body— the brain, prostate, liver, lung, pancreas, and head and neck, as well as brain and bony metastases and lesions inside and outside the skull. It can also be used to treat benign (noncancerous) tumors that may affect quality of life.

ust a few months ago, Lowcountry residents would have to travel a long way to get treatment on some inoperable or extremely difficult tumors. For example, a woman had a tumor growing on her optical nerve and slowly stealing her eyesight. Surgery was not the best option.

“If something is benign but it’s next to your optic nerve, for example, it can potentially blind you if it grows,” Pablo said. “This again shows how advantages of the CyberKnife work together seamlessly. It can track and correct for any slight motion, and deliver the radiation with incredible accuracy.”

But the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System arrived at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at St. Joseph’s/Candler and that woman didn’t have to have open surgery. She received radiosurgery with the CyberKnife and in just a few sessions that tumor shrunk and went away. The advanced ability of the CyberKnife is like music to the ears of St. Joseph’s/ Candler’s radiation oncologists as well as patients with tumors in the head and neck, prostate, lungs, spine and other areas. “The CyberKnife allows me to provide a pain-free procedure to treat tumors anywhere in the body,” said John A. Pablo, M.D. “With this tool, I can deliver high doses of radiation to small areas with phenomenal accuracy.” The pinpoint precision of the CyberKnife helps to minimize damage to the healthy tissue surrounding the tumor. Its accuracy is measured in sub-millimeters. “This technology utilizes real-time tracking,” Pablo said. “If the patient or the tumor itself moves slightly, the CyberKnife can see where things are moving and correct for that motion.” The real-time tracking, which can continuously detect the tumor’s location, is in perfect sync with another unique advance-

ment of this technology—the ability to aim radiation beams from up to 1,200 different angles. In addition, the CyberKnife is frameless, which means that patients won’t have to experience the discomfort and inconvenience of being immobilized by a head or body frame as with traditional radiosurgery. This treatment also eliminates the need for overnight hospital stays that often come with traditional surgery. And what’s more, it can usually be completed within one to five sessions as opposed to daily sessions for five to seven weeks. Fewer sessions can be achieved because the CyberKnife is so accurate it can deliver higher doses of radiation directly to the tumor and not the surrounding healthy tissue. Traditional and less accurate devices use lower doses of radiation. Because its radiation beams can be delivered from over 1,200 different angles, the

The combination of sub-millimeter accuracy and robotic versatility of the CyberKnife creates the possibility of treating tumors that were once considered inoperable. Its capability is not only important to radiation oncologists but also neurosurgeons that practice at St. Joseph’s/ Candler. “We work hand-in-hand with the neurosurgeons in administering this radiation treatment,” Pablo said. “It’s a real team approach.” Patients should be equally impressed with the benefits of CyberKnife after the procedure. With no incisions, no anesthesia, and no blood loss, patients will not have to endure the long recovery times that can result from traditional surgery. Simply put, the CyberKnife is so cutting edge that it doesn’t need to cut at all. Find out more and meet the CyberKnife surgeons at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at

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ST. JOSEPH’S / CANDLER MEDICAL GROUP — BLUFFTON Brian N. Anderson, MD Susan Reinheimer, MD LuAnn Aquino, MD, PhD 10 Oak Forest Rd., Suite C, Belfair Towne Village, Bluffton 843-815-3006 Tricia Etheridge Family Medicine Tricia Etheridge, MD 109 South Green St., Ridgeland 843-726-6773


Louis D. Bell, MD, FACG 23 Main St., Suite 101-B, Hilton Head 29 Plantation Park Dr., Bldg. 200, Suite 203, Bluffton 843-342-2299 Gastroenterology involves the study, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and disorders of the stomach, intestines, and related organs. Louis Bell, MD is an expert in his field, with access to the most up-to-date procedures and technologies. His commitment to your health begins with preventative care and extends through diagnosis and treatment programs. OUR SERVICES: • 24/7 Availability • Colonoscopy (lower GI endoscopy) • Gastroscopy (upper GI endoscopy or EGD) • Therapeutic Endoscopy (ERCP) • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy • Esophageal Manometry • 24-Hour PH Probe Study • Capsule Endoscopy • Hemorrhoid Treatment

THOMAS E. NOBLE, MD, FACG For more information or to schedule appointments and consultations, call 843-784-8297.

Hardeeville Medical Group 1010 Medical Center Dr., Suite 240 Hardeeville, SC 843-784-8297 Dr. Thomas E. Noble specializes in treatment of colitis/ Crohn’s Disease, Barrett’s Esophagus, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)/heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease and chronic hepatitis. Dr. Noble received his medical degree from New York Medical College, and completed his internship & residency at the New England Deaconess Hospital, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, and a fellowship in gastroenterology at Boston area hospitals affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine. He is board certified in both gastroenterology & internal medicine. Hardeeville Medical Group, located next to Coastal Carolina Hospital in Hardeeville, is accepting new patients.

BEAUFORT MEMORIAL CENTER FOR DIGESTIVE DISEASES Kevin Kearney, MD 11 Arley Way, Suite 102, Bluffton 843-522-7890 12


Gastroenterology Consultants of Savannah and Endoscopy of Coastal Georgia 19 Moss Creek Village Rd. B5, Hilton Head and 10 Oak Forest Rd. Suite C, Bluffton 800-984-9263

HOSPICE CARE Hospice Care of the Lowcountry 119 Palmetto Way, Bluffton 843-706-2296 •


9F Executive Park Rd., HHI South Hilton Head Gastroenterology Michael J. Gilbreath, MD Glenn P. Gwozdz, MD 35 Bill Fries Dr., Bldg. F, Hilton Head 843-681-6668 300 New Rier Pkwy., Building 6, suite 11 843-208-3400


Senior Health Associates 843-757-1173 Senior Health Associates is SC’s leading provider of geriatric primary care. We take an active approach to our patients’ health looking for ways to prevent illness and keep our patients functioning at the highest possible level. Dr. Guest is Board Certified in Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, and Hospice.

Scharold, Timothy A, MD 25 Hospital Center Blvd, Suite 105, Hilton Head 1 Mallett Way, Suite 101, Bluffton 843-681-9300 •

HEARING AID PROVIDERS ABC Hearing Aid Services 1533 Fording Island Rd., Suite 308, Moss Creek Village, Bluffton 843-837-3800 Accuquest Hearing Centers 17 Sherington Dr., Suite E, Bluffton 843-474-0012 Beltone Hearing Aid Center Stephen Krehbiel, BC-HS 29 Plantation Park Dr., Suite 801, Bluffton 843-815-5533 Hilton Head Hearing Services 23 Main St., Suite 101-A, Hilton Head 843-681-6070


300 New River Pkwy., Ste 8, Sun City

Hospice Care of America 460 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head 843-785-5901

Richard Brooke, owner Lehigh University ‘81 • U.S. Air Force 1981-1984 Hearing Aid Specialist 1986 to present

Serenity Palliative and Hospice Care 10 Plantation Park Dr., Suite 104, Bluffton 843-706-3228

• Free Hearing Tests • Digital Hearing Aid programming & demos • Digital hearing aid sales & repairs • Value products available and Premium & Super Premium products featured: Oticon, Persona medical, Siemens, Starkey, Hansaton, Rexton, GN Resound, Sonic I. and others • New for 2012 OTICON try before you buy no risk • No charge 30 day evaluation 100% satisfaction guaranteed


Miracle-Ear Hearing Aids 1533 Fording Island Rd. 318, Hilton Head 843-836-2693


10 Buckingham Plantation Dr., Bluffton 843-757-9388

HOSPITALISTS 24-ON PHYSICIANS Carlos Corder, MD Randy R. Dingus, MD W. Kiernan O’Callaghan, MD Igor Sister, MD Hilton Head Hospital 25 Hospital Center Blvd., Hilton Head 843-689-8141 Coastal Carolina Hospital 1000 Medical Center Dr., Hardeeville 843-784-8000 •


888-TBA-HERO (888-447-1479) The Blood Alliance is the sole provider of blood to Hilton Head Hospital. Blood collected by The Blood Alliance helps your community to treat local patients. To make an appointment to donate blood, find a blood drive or host a blood drive please visit us at: The Blood Alliance has been enriching lives since 1942! Give Blood. Save Lives.



11 Arley Way, Westbury Park, Bluffton 843-706-8660 •


40 Okatie Center Blvd. South, Okatie 843-705-8888 •


1000 Medical Center Dr., Hardeeville 843-784-8000 • Low Country Cancer Care Associates Jennifer Yannucci, MD 19 Moss Creek Village Dr., Suite B-5, Hilton Head 843-837-3704 • SC Cancer Specialists Gary W. Thomas, MD 45 Hospital Center Commons, Hilton Head 843-689-2895 Sea Island Medical Oncology Majd Chahin, MD 1680B Ribaut Rd., Port Royal 843-521-9879


25 Hospital Center Blvd., Hilton Head 843-681-6122 • Medical University of South Carolina 171 Ashley Ave., Charleston 843-792-1414, 800-424-6872


Memorial University Medical Campus, 4700 Waters Ave., Savannah 912-350-8000 •

MEMORIAL HEALTH – LEGACY CENTER 14 Okatie Center Blvd. S., Okatie 843-836-3800 •

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OUTPATIENT SURGERY CENTER OF HILTON HEAD 190 Pembroke Dr., Hilton Head 843-682-5050


11705 Mercy Blvd., Savannah 912-819-4100 •


5353 Reynolds St., Savannah 912-819-6000 •

ST. JOSEPH’S/CANDLER MEDICAL GROUP — BLUFFTON 10 Oak Forest Rd., Suite C, Bluffton 843-815-3006


19 Moss Creek Village Rd., Hilton Head 843-837-3701

HYPERBARICS/ WOUND CARE Coastal Carolina Hospital Center for Hyperbarics and Wound Healing 1000 Medical Center Dr., Hardeeville 843-784-8210


Pete Stephens, MD 94 Main St., Suite E, Hilton Head 843-681-3300 •




Right At Home 29 Plantation Park Dr., Suite 704, Bluffton 843-815-7890

19 Moss Creek Village, Hilton Head 843-837-9000 Southeast Wound Care Associates Timothy J. Gregory, MD 1000 Medical Center Dr., Hardeeville 843-784-8210

INDEPENDENT LIVING TIDEPOINTE, A VI COMMUNITY 700 TidePointe Way, Hilton Head 888-481-0871, 800-386-8433

INFECTIOUS DISEASE Ludwig Lettau, MD Kent Stock, DO 1938 Charlie Call Blvd. Charleston, SC 29414 843-402-0227 ext. 0

IN-HOME CARE Amedisys Home Health Care 11 Palmetto Parkway, Hilton Head 843-681-7605


843-837-3773 • Serving Hilton Head, Bluffton, Beaufort, Sun City & Surrounding Areas Voted “Best In-Home Healthcare Service” by The Island Packet & The Beaufort Gazette BrightStar is a private home healthcare company, providing non-medical/companionship to medical/ skilled nursing for all ages. If you need help caring for a loved one, you want the best. BrightStar understands this and is committed to exceeding all your expectations. Whether you need short term care or help 24/7, BrightStar will be there. Our qualified and experienced staff will provide the same high quality compassionate care we would want and expect for our own family.

Companions Nurses and Nannies 11 Palmetto Parkway, Hilton Head 843-681-5011 Home Helpers of the Lowcountry 2 Big Oak St., Hilton Head 843-837-3041 Premier Home Health Care Services 1012 Hilton Head Parkway, Hilton Head 843-686-3252

INTERNAL MEDICINE Aquino, Luann, MD 3801 Main St., Hilton Head 843-342-4463


18 Hospital Center Boulevard HIlton Head Island, SC 29928 843-842-9600 MDVIP Affiliate Combined BS and MD degrees from Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine and Internship & Residency in Internal Medicine: Akron General Medical Center

Professional Society Memberships American College of Physicians South Carolina Medical Association

Honors & Awards

Readers Choice, “Best Doctor” Award, Hilton Head Monthly Magazine 2011 “Patients’ Choice” Award 2011

Serving the community for 16 years.

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The Best in the World, Right Down the Road

By John Duttenhaver, M.D., Radiation Oncologist, Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center


ur beautiful Lowcountry is an idyllic escape far from the hustle and bustle of larger cities. Most people would never guess that nestled among the moss-draped trees and meandering waterways is some of the most advanced medical technology in the world. A state-of-the-art machine called the Varian TrueBeam provides the world’s most advanced radiation therapy for cancer treatment. TrueBeam can be found in prestigious cancer facilities such as Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Duke, and Emory. It’s also located just down the road in Savannah, at the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI) at Memorial University Medical Center. My colleague Aaron Pederson, M.D., and I began treating patients with this remarkable new technology in February. TrueBeam can be used to attack lung, breast, prostate, head and neck, and other types of cancer. It delivers a powerful dose of radiation with sub-millimeter accuracy, targeting tumors with extreme precision while sparing the surrounding healthy tissue and organs. We use TrueBeam for two specific types of radiation therapy — stereotactic radiosurgery for brain tumors and stereotactic body radiotherapy for other tumors. These techniques deliver high doses of radiation over a period of one to five treatments. One of the most remarkable aspects of TrueBeam is its amazing speed. A radiotherapy treatment that took 20 minutes or more with other technology can now be completed in as little as five to 10 minutes. The TrueBeam machine rotates around the patient to quickly and accurately deliver beams of radiation from different

angles. Reducing treatment time reduces the patients’ anxiety and ultimately helps them recover more quickly. Yet another benefit of TrueBeam is its ability to produce detailed pictures during treatment. The system generates high-quality 3-D images of the tumor and surrounding anatomy. Our radiation team can see these images in real-time and fine tune the patient’s position as needed during treatment. Having this level of control and accuracy is unprecedented. It is truly a breakthrough in radiation treatment.

Radiation Therapy Over the Years The use of radiation for cancer treatment is not new. Scientists began experimenting with radiation to cure disease in the late 1800s. Over time, they learned that radiation exposure can both kill and cause cancer. Doctors learned that they had to use caution with this powerful agent and be careful not to damage surrounding healthy tissue during treatment. In the 1940s and ’50s, scientists began developing and testing the “linear accelerator,” a machine that could produce beams of artificial radiation for cancer treatment. The linear accelerator gave doctors more control over the radiation dose and allowed them to aim it more precisely at a tumor. In 1983, Memorial Hospital

brought the region’s first linear accelerator to Savannah. Just six years later, in 1989, Memorial became the first facility in the state of Georgia to offer stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Despite its name, this procedure does not involve any actual surgery. Instead, it is the process of delivering a very high dose of radiation to a small tumor with extreme precision. Stereotactic radiosurgery enabled us to treat brain tumors in a way that we never could before. The only problem with the older SRS devices is that it could take up to two hours to deliver a single treatment. Patients needed and deserved something more efficient. In 2006, the ACI once again brought new technology to the region. This time, it was the Varian Trilogy linear accelerator. Trilogy could perform SRS and full-body stereotactic radiosurgery in 20 to 30 minutes. It was a marked improvement over the other technology. While Trilogy remains one of the most efficient SRS treatment machines, it does not compare to the speed and accuracy of the new TrueBeam. In 2011, the ACI again brought the best technology in the world to our region with its purchase of TrueBeam. I am consistently amazed at how far we have come and how much we have learned about radiation treatment. Today, we can deliver radiation with greater ease, in less time, and with fewer side effects than ever before. It gives me great pride to bring this highly sophisticated technology to our community. Best of all, people do not have to leave our beautiful Lowcountry or the comforts of home to receive world-class cancer care.

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Paul M. Long, MD 460 William Hilton Pkwy Hilton Head Island 843-681-5305

Andrew S. Binimara, MD 460 William Hilton Pkwy Hilton Head Island 843-681-5305 •

• Board Certified Internal Medicine • Internal Medicine Practice on Hilton Head since 1976. Developer of the following: • Heritage Medical Center • Life Span Hilton Head • Parkway Medical of Hilton Head • Medical Pavilion of Hilton Head • Med Bank Plaza Hilton Head • Parkway medical Center of Hilton Head • Moss Creek Sports & Spine • St. Joseph-Candler Medical Facility Bluffton

Atlantic City Medical Center, New Jersey where he was Chief Resident. He moved to De Smet, South Dakota and practiced there for 11 years. He was Chief of Staff in their hospital and was the Medical Director of their Nursing Homes.


William I. Petty, MD 460 William Hilton Pkwy Hilton Head Island 843-681-5305 • Board Certified Internal Medicine. • Internal Medicine Practice on Hilton Head since 2001. • Wake Forest University • Medical University of South Carolina • Academic Semester Honors, Honor Society and Pre-Medical Honor Society


Thomas P. Lenns, MD 460 William Hilton Pkwy Hilton Head Island 843-681-5305 • Internal Medicine Practice on Hilton Head since 1989. Recent Awards: • American Registry’s Patients Choice Award ~Top 6% of Physicians – 2008, 2009,2010. • American Registry’s Most Compassionate Doctor Award – 2010. • Consumers Research Council of AmericaAmerica’s Top Physician Award – 2009, 2010

• Board Certified Internal Medicine. • Internal Medicine Practice on Hilton Head since 1999. • Temple University School of Medicine – Graduate top 20% of Class. • Most Outstanding Graduating Medical Resident Physician Award. Recent Awards: • American Registry’s Patient Choice Award ~Top 6% of Physicians – 2008, 2009, 2010 • American Registry’s Most Compassionate Doctor Award ~ Top 3% of Physicians – 2010



BEAUFORT MEMORIAL BLUFFTON PRIMARY CARE Erik Baker, MD Roger Ulrich, MD 11 Arley Way, Suite 201, Bluffton 843-706-8690

The Hickey Wellness Center Joseph T. Hickey, MD 30 New Orleans Rd., Hilton Head 843-842-9960 • Hilton Head Internists LLC James F. Gigante, MD Janette Cherry, PA-C 35 Bill Fries Dr., Hilton Head 843-681-2222 Hilton Head Primary Care Stephen Luther, MD 35 Bill Fries Dr., Suite A Hilton Head 843-681-2222 Palmetto Medical Group Scott Cummings, MD 25 Sherington Dr., Suite D, Bluffton 843-706-0600 Scharold, Timothy A, MD 25 Hospital Center Blvd, Suite 105, Hilton Head 1 Mallett Way, Suite 101, Bluffton 843-681-9300 • Benjamin R. Trotter, MD 18 Hospital Center Blvd., Hilton Head Island 843-681-9355

MEDICAL SUPPLIES Bright Choice Medical Equipment 48A Pennington Dr., Bluffton 843-815-5000


Michael P. Mayes, MD 460 William Hilton Pkwy Hilton Head Island 843-681-5305

Bluffton-Okatie Primary Care James O’Malley 46 Okatie Center Blvd. S, Suite 106, Okatie 843-705-8888

Burke’s Main Street Pharmacy 1101 Main St., Hilton Head 843-681-2622


Memorial Health University Physicians Legacy Center 14 Okatie Center Blvd. South, Suite 101 Okatie, SC 29909 843-836-3800 • To enjoy the Lowcountry lifestyle you need to be at your best. The physicians of Memorial Health University Physicians – Legacy Center are here to provide the healthcare you need for the lifestyle you love. We specialize in internal medicine, treating a variety of medical conditions. Come see us for routine preventive medicine, hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, high cholesterol, colds, sore throats, ear infections and other acute or chronic conditions. Call today for an appointment. So you can get back to having fun and living well.

Essex Medical Supply 20 Town Dr., Suite 246, Bluffton 843-837-3758 Medquip Bluffton 11 Parmenter Rd., Bluffton 843-815-5301 PMD Lakeside Medical Equipment and Home Health Aids 843-384-9067 Resource Medical 7 Commercial Place, Bluffton 843-757-0906


Wynn Hill, MD Amanda Salas, MD 989 Ribaut Rd., Suite 240, Beaufort 843-522-5600 Coastal Empire Mental Health Center 151 Dillon Rd., Hilton Head 843-681-4865 Island Psychiatry and Psychotherapy 19 Bow Circle, Suite A, Hilton Head 843-341-8255


Ravi Srivastava, MD, FAPA, FABAM Hilton Head Psychiatric Clinics, PC 22 Bethea Drive Hilton Head, SC 29926 843-681-1935 • fx 843-681-7546 Dr. Ravi Srivastava is board certified in general psychiatry. In addition he is certified in Addiction Medicine and Adolescent Psychiatry. He received his medical degree from King George’s Medical College, Lucknow, India and received psychiatry residency training in Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY. He is a Fellow of American Psychiatric Association and American Board of Addiction Medicine. His practice manages psychiatric issues in adolescents and adults. Addiction problems are treated using the modern innovative medical model with the goal of maintaining sustained sobriety and a drug free life.

Lowcountry Psychiatric Associates Richard C. Ford, MD Joseph W. Walters, III, MD 19 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head 25 Clarks Summit Dr., Suite F201, Bluffton 843-757-4737


Dr. Laura Rosenbaum-Bloom 4101 Main St., Suite C Hilton Head Island 843-342-6000 Dr. Laura Rosenbaum-Bloom graduated from the University of Cincinatti in 1982. • Psychiatry, Residency and Child and Adolescent Fellowship at the University of Cincinatti • Board Certified in Psychiatry

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A stroke of genius

da Vinci robot give Beaufort Memorial specialists some high-tech help in the OR


more advanced version of the da Vinci robot is making it possible for Beaufort Memorial Hospital doctors to perform more complex surgical procedures using a minimally invasive approach. The first health care provider in the area to use robotic technology to perform hysterectomies for the past several years, BMH upgraded to the new da Vinci Si last December, enhancing existing capabilities and expanding the scope of robotic-assisted surgeries to include organ-sparing procedures for kidney cancer patients as well. After being trained and certified on the new da Vinci, urologist Dr. John Adams began using the da Vinci for partial nephrectomies earlier this year. The robot’s added capabilities allow him to get to hard-to-reach areas of the kidney to identify and remove smaller tumors. “My hope was that it would allow me to take a tried-and-true technique and make it better,” Adams said. “The goal is to remove the cancerous tumors with minimal impact to the rest of the kidney. The increased mobility and 3-D visualization offered with the robot allows me to do that.” The articulation and rotation of the new robot’s three instrument arms have been increased from 180 to 336 degrees, offering an even greater range of motion than the human hand. In addition, the arms move on a fixed point in space or fulcrum, resulting in less post-operative pain at the incision sites.

“It’s so precise in how it moves inside the patient that it has dramatically reduced pain following surgery,” said gynecologist Pat Thompson, who has performed some 75 procedures with the da Vinci over the last two years. “The robot’s arms have been

streamlined and repositioned over the patient so there’s much more room for the assistant surgeon to maneuver around if needed.” When operating with the da Vinci, the primary physician sits at a console a few feet from the patient, viewing the operating field through a monitor. The new system features HD optical channels that merge for highly accurate depth perception and a zoom capacity offering 10 times the magnification. “It tells us so much more about what is going on inside the patient,” said Thompson, who has a practice with Beaufort OB/GYN in Beaufort as well as Bluffton Medical Services in Westbury Park. “The software is amazing. It would be like comparing the old DOS operating systems on personal computers with the technology in an iPad.” The magnified, high-resolution 3-D images are transmitted by a camera held in one of the robot’s four arms. The console also has been improved to feature a multiinput display, allowing the surgeon to view the video of the operative field, along with two additional images, such as an ultrasound and EKG. The movement of the instrument arms are controlled by the physician’s thumbs and forefingers inserted into Velcro grips. In the new system, the surgical tools have been reduced in size to just five millimeters, allowing the surgeon to make smaller incisions. “It will look better cosmetically,” said OB-GYN specialist Glenn Werner, MD, one of the first BMH physicians to use robotic technology to perform laparoscopic surgeries. “Smaller incisions also reduce blood loss, pain and the risk of hernia.” For two years, the robotic surgery program at BMH had focused solely on gyne-

cologic procedures—hysterectomies and uterine fibroid removal, primarily. Seven gynecologists are currently trained to perform surgery with the system. They include Drs. Allahna Coggins, Jo Ann Csakany, Randall Royal, Andra Davis-Tolbert and Claude Tolbert, in addition to Thompson and Werner. Women interested in learning how the da Vinci Si can be used to treat gynecological issues can attend a free presentation on the surgical system June 26 at the USCB Performing Arts Center. Call 843522-5585 for information or to register. The increased dexterity of the new model has made it possible for the robot to be equipped with more advanced instruments, opening the door for other specialists to use the technology. “Da Vinci offers a lot of promise for kidney cancer patients, from less blood loss and lower complication rates to shorter hospital stays and better cancer control,” Dr. Adams said. “The goal is to provide the best option and the best outcome for the patient.” In addition to gynecologic and urologic techniques, the new system could be used by general surgeons to perform some of the most common laparoscopic procedures robotically, including cholecystectomies, the surgical removal of the gallbladder. “The increased mobility, visualization and instrumentation offered with the new system means more patients can benefit from minimally invasive robotic techniques,” BMH President and CEO Rick Toomey said. For more information on the da Vinci, visit

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Westmaas, William J., MD, PA 19 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head 843-842-5336

MENTAL HEALTH / COUNSELING Adler, John M., PhD 91A Main St., Hilton Head 843-342-3964 10 Pinckney Colony Rd., Bluffton 843-342-3964 ACTS Agape Counseling and Training Services Sharon K. Smith, MS, LMFT 50 Pope Ave., Hilton Head 843-785-4099 Bluffton Psychology Group Tina Boyle, MA, LPC Susan Stevens Pickett, Psy.D, LP Carol S. Tomeo, MA, LPC 10 Pinckney Colony Rd., Bluffton 843-815-8588 • blufftonpsychologygroup. com Bolgan, Franklin, MSW, LISW 800 Main St. Suite 210C, Hilton Head 843-683-0042 Clinical Counseling Service 800 Main St., Suite 210D, Hilton Head 843-681-3133 Coastal Psychotherapy and Consulting Krista Delgado, LISW-CP 10 Pinckney Colony Rd., Bluffton 843-298-4637 Dean, Brooke A., PhD 200 Main St., Suite 201G, Hilton Head 943-681-7999 Earle, Marilyn M., MSN, APRN-BC 23 Plantation Park Dr., Bluffton 843-706-3020 Effective Solutions Wiest, Lynette 200 Main St. Suite 201G, Hilton Head 843-681-7999 Frezza, Marcia Brandt, LISW-CP 200 Main St., Suite 201B, Hilton Head 843-415-2763 Geiger, Lynn E., Ph.D 19 Executive Park, Suite 110, Hilton Head 843-341-3020 • Helene Stoller and Associates Helene Stoller, Psy.D., LP 23 Plantation Park Dr., Bluffton 843-290-6828 • Island Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Jocelyn Evans, LISW-CP 19 Bow Circle, Suite A, Hilton Head 843-341-8255 Lolik, Robert, LISW-CP 2 Marshland Rd., Hilton Haed 843-683-3311 20


Lynes, Debi, BS, MA, Ph.D One Row Boat Rd., Hilton Head 843-301-6147 Pathways Susan A. Rivers, MA, 55 Woods Bay Rd., Bluffton 843-836-3434 • The Rankin Center Howard Rankin 2 Marshland Rd., Hilton Head 843-842-7797 • Recovery Management Associates Pat Radcliff, NCAC • 843-422-5139 Arlene Reid, LISW-CP • 843-540-3955 Thrasher, Patricia, LISW 19 Shelter Cove Lane, Ste. 204, Hilton Head 843-341-9369 Walter J. Warneck, Jr., D.Min. Beaufort Memorial Bluffton Medical Services 7 Arley Way, Suite 101, Bluffton (843) 686-3665 Van Nus, Cynthia, LISW 1000 Main St., Suite 100B, Hilton Head 843-341-6005

NEPHROLOGY Hy Sussman, MD 25 Hospial Center Blvd. Medical Pavilion, Hilton Head Island 843-681-7362

NEUROFEEDBACK BrainCore Therapy at Wellness Solutions

200 Central Ave, Suite B Hilton Head Island 843-686-9355 • The Rankin Center 2 Marshland Road Hilton Head Island 843-842-7797 •

NEUROLOGY Coastal Neurology Norman Bettle, MD Paul Mazzeo, MD Ann Taylor, APRN Beaufort Memorial Bluffton Medical Services 11 Arley Way, Suite 102, Bluffton 843-522-1420 Garrett, William, MD 19 Moss Creek Village Rd., Suite B5, Hilton Head 912-354-7676 Hilton Head Neurology Harvinder Kohli, MD 8 Hospital Center Blvd., Ste. 110, Hilton Head 843-681-4966

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Neurological Institute of Savannah and Center for Spine Daniel V. Suh, MD 10 Oak Forrest Dr. Suite B, Bluffton 912-355-1010 Southern Neurology George W. Warner, MD 23 Plantation Park Dr., Suite 402, Bluffton 843-836-3667

ST. JOSEPH’S/CANDLER INSTITUTE FOR NEUROSCIENCES 5353 Reynolds St., Savannah 912-819-4100

OBSTETRICS/ GYNECOLOGY Advanced Women’s Care of the Lowcountry Katherine P. Coley, MD Tracy A. Blusewicz, MD 8 Hospital Center Dr, Ste 150, Hilton Head 29 Planation Park Dr, Ste 401, Bluffton 843-341-3996 •


Kristi Blessitt, MD 29 Plantation Park, Suite 204 Bluffton, SC 29910 843-715-0570 • Dr. Kristi Blessitt, OB/GYN, earned her medical degree at University of Mississippi and completed her residency in OB/GYN at University Hospitals and Clinics in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Blessitt has been practicing in the Bluffton/Hilton Head Island area since 2008. She currently practices at Bon Sain Complete Women’s Healthcare with Dr. Ramon McGehee, GYN/Oncology and Jennifer Burks, CNM and MSN. She is Chief of Surgery at Hilton Head Hospital.

ANN E. GORMAN, M.D., FACOG Accepting new patients and accepts Medicare, Medicaid and most other insurance plans.

Hilton Head Regional OB/GYN Partners 100 Exchange Street, Suite 200 Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 1 Burnt Church Rd., Bluffton, SC 29910 843-681-4977 Dr. Ann Gorman is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed her residency at Mt. Carmel Medical Center / Ohio State University. She relocated to Hilton Head in 1994, and serves on the governing board of Hilton Head Hospital. Dr. Gorman is a member of AOA, a physician national scholastic society as well as The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She has a special interest in treating pelvic prolapse and incontinence utilizing minimally invasive procedures, and evaluation & treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding. She also offers full obstetric services for normal and high risk pregnancies.



Accepting new patients and accepts Medicare, Medicaid and most other insurance plans.

Hilton Head Regional OB/GYN Partners 100 Exchange Street, Suite 200 Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 1 Burnt Church Rd., Bluffton, SC 29910 843-681-4977 As Hilton Head’s first obstetrician/gynecologist, Dr. Love is a highly trusted and well-respected veteran in the island healthcare community. After graduating from Duke University’s pre-med program, Dr. Love attended medical school at the University of North Carolina. In 1976 he moved to Hilton Head Island after completing an internship at the University of Kentucky followed by a residence at the University of Southern California Medical Center. More than three decades later, Dr. Love still treats some of his initial patients in addition to accepting new patients on a regular basis.

DAMMUN PIERCE, D.O. Accepting new patients and accepts Medicare, Medicaid and most other insurance plans.

Hilton Head Regional OB/GYN Partners 100 Exchange Street, Suite 200 Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 1 Burnt Church Rd., Bluffton, SC 29910 843-681-4977 Dr. Dammun Pierce joined Hilton Head Regional OB/GYN Partners in Sept. ‘08. He is a recipient of two undergraduate degrees from Colgate University and Old Dominion University. He received his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Trained in all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology including labor and delivery, surgery, oncology, outpatient care, sonography and maternalfetal medicine, Dr. Pierce has a specific interest in minimally invasive infertility, and laparoscopic surgery. He is a member of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a teaching faculty member at A.T. Still University.

Beaufort OB-GYN Associates John Fontana, MD Patricia Thompson, MD Lynn Norton, MD Susan Coker, PA-C Beaufort Memorial Bluffton Medical Services 11 Arley Way, Suite 102, Bluffton 843-706-8664 • Beaufort-Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. Nicole Wardlaw, CNM, APRN 721 Okatie Highway 170, Okatie 843-987-7400


Kristi L. Blessitt, MD Ramon McGehee, MD Jennifer Burks CNM, MSN 29 Plantation Park, Suite 204, Bluffton 843-715-0570 •

Memorial Health University Physicians Provident OB/GYN Associates 14 Okatie Center Blvd. South, Suite 101, Okatie, SC 29909 843-836-3800 Dr. Price provides world-class women’s health services with compassion and care, right here in the Lowcountry. She strives to exceed her patients’ needs and expectations with an attitude of courtesy and respect. A graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, she completed her residency at Memorial University Medical Center, Savannah. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Price is now accepting new patients. Same-day and next-day appointments are available.

Genesis Prenatal Clinic 1 Burnt Church Rd., Bluffton 843-705-8920 Lowcountry Medical Group 300 Midtown Dr., Beaufort 843-770-0404 •


Feldberg Center for Vision Rehabilitation 1264 Ribaut Rd., Suite 302, Beaufort 800-424-6872 Hilton Head Laser Eye Center Louis Probst, MD 10 Hospital Center Commons, Hilton Head 843-681-8655 Low Country Eye Associates Mark T. Goulas, MD • David Remigio, MD 23 Plantation Park Dr., Ste. 401, Bluffton 843-757-9661 King, Robert, MD 4 Okatie Center Blvd., Suite 102, Bluffton 843-705-3333 Palmetto Eye Specialists, PA Kenneth D. Farr, MD • Walter C. Meier, MD Perin W. Diana, Jr., MD 220 Pembroke Dr., Ste. 100, Hilton Head 843-785-2525 15 Sgt. William Jasper Blvd. 843-705-2678 10911 N Jacob Smart Blvd., Unit E, Ridgeland 843-726-6509 33 Kemmerlin Lane, Lady’s Island 843-521-2020


5353 Reynolds Avenue, Savannah 912-819-6000

OPHTHALMOLOGY Bluffton Total Eye Care Judith M. Piros, MD • Joseph L. Reeves III, MD 80 Baylor Dr., Suite 104, Bluffton 843-706-3022 Deich, Matthew, MD 4 Okatie Center Blvd., Suite 102, Bluffton 843-705-3333


Affiliated Retina Consultants 14 Westbury Parkway, Suite 102 Bluffton, SC 29910 • 843-815-5436 Dr. Anfinson specializes in the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of diseases of the retina and vitreous. He monitors and cares for Age Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Tears and Detachments, and Retinal Vascular Occlusions. Medical School: University of Tennessee College of Medicine, (Memphis, TN) Residency: Medical College of Georgia, (Augusta, GA) Fellowship: Vitreoretinal with Eye Consultants of Atlanta, (Atlanta, GA) Insurance Accepted: Medicare, BCBS, Cigna, UHC, Tricare, and most others.

Trey Bishop, MD 224 Pembroke Dr., Hilton Head (Indigo Run) 843-689-3937 300 New River Pkwy., Suite 31, Bluffton (Sun City) 843-208-3937 Trey Bishop, MD is a board-certified Ophthalmologist who has been treating patients since 1999, including performing over 10,000 cataract surgeries. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Arkansas, and then completed his residency at MUSC’s Storm Eye Institute. Dr. Bishop treats patients for all eye-related issues, including Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, and Diabetic Retinopathy.

OPTOMETRY Bluffton Family Eye Care Michael S. Henderson 167F Bluffton Rd., Bluffton 843-757-7106 Bluffton Total Eye Care Anthony R. Horstman, OD Edward D. Sammons, OD • Robert Myhre, OD 80 Baylor Dr., Suite 104, Bluffton 843-706-3022 Carolina Optical Nick Bollin, OD • Brent Turner, LDO 878 Fording Island Rd., Ste. 14, Bluffton 843-836-3937 •

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Carole Drabik, OD 224 Pembroke Dr., Hilton Head (Indigo Run) 843-689-3937 300 New River Pkwy., Suite 31, Bluffton (Sun City) 843-208-3937

Dr. John Michael Johnson, OD 224 Pembroke Dr., Hilton Head (Indigo Run) 843-689-3937 300 New River Pkwy., Suite 31, Bluffton (Sun City) 843-208-3937

Carole Drabik, OD has been seeing patients as on Optometrist for over 16 years since she received her license from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, and an externship at the Ophthalmology Dept. of Lankenau Hospital. She specializes in general eyecare, with an emphasis on refractive disorders, contact lenses, and Low Vision eyecare.

Dr. John-Michael Johnson, OD has been seeing patients for more than 8 years since receiving his license from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. He completed an externship at the Naval Hospital in Beaufort and a residency in hospital-based primary care optometry at the Memphis VA Hospital. He specializes in general eyecare, with an emphasis on glaucoma, dry eye and contact lenses.


John J. Janvier, OD, FAAO Jessica Sirak-Smith, OD 3 Malphrus Rd., #101, Bluffton 843-837-4545 Darling Eye Center Catherine Darling, OD Jeffery Pulk, OD, FAAO 19 Promenade St., Bluffton 843-815-4343 576 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head 843-342-2020

Dr. Catherine Darling, OD 19 Promenade Street, Bluffton 843-815-4343 576 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head 843-342-2020

Disario, Susan T., OD 4 Okatie Center Blvd., Suite 102, Bluffton 843-705-3333

Dr. Catherine Darling, owner of Darling Eye Center has been practicing in this area for over eleven years with offices in both Bluffton and Hilton Head. She offers comprehensive eye exams, prompt emergency services, contact lens services, and pediatric exams. Darling Eye Center has an on site lab for same day prescriptions and an outstanding eyeglass frame selection.

The Eye Site Jennifer Switak, OD • Robert Szypczak, OD Kevin Goodhue, OD 104 Buckwalter Parkway, Unit 1C, Bluffton • 843-757-9588 Wal-Mart Optical, 25 Pembroke Dr., Hilton Head • 843-681-3396 Wal-Mart Optical, 1 Nickleplate Rd, Hardeeville • 843-208-2020 10668 S. Jacob Smart Blvd., Ridgeland 843-717-2393 Henderson, Michael S., OD 167F Bluffton Rd., Bluffton 843-757-7160 Hinson, Kimberly K., OD 4 Okatie Center Blvd., Suite 102, Bluffton 843-705-3333





Dr. Michael A. Campbell, OD Dr. Sean N. Pitale, OD Dr. James D. Kondor, OD Dr. J. C. Parker, OD

Palmetto Eye Specialists, PA Emily Childress Bollin, OD Nick Bollin, OD 220 Pembroke Dr., Suite 100, Hilton Head 843-785-2525

3 LOCATIONS: 10 Hospital Center Commons, Suite 100, Hilton Head 843-681-6682

Paul’s Optical 1000 William Hilton Pkwy. In the Village at Wexford 843-686-4522

6 Promenade St., Suite 1001 Bluffton 843-706-0607

32 W Plaza at Shelter Cove Hilton Head 843-785-8008

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3 Malphrus Rd., Bluffton 843-837-9222 Schulze Eye and Surgery Center 167 Bluffton Rd., Bluffton 843-757-2500 • Scott’s Quality Vision Care Scott Severson • Carol Myers, OD 308 Moss Creek Village, Hilton Head 843-837-3937

ORTHOPEDICS BEAUFORT MEMORIAL LOWCOUNTRY BONE & JOINT SPECIALISTS H. Kevin Jones, MD Becky Jones, FNP 11 Arley Way, Suite 102, Bluffton 843-524-3015


Kristine Germann, PA-C Edward R. Blocker, MD 11 Arley Way, Suite 102, Bluffton 843-522-7100 Hilton Head Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Center Mark T. Dean, MD • Ralph F. Salzer, MD Scott Strohmeyer, MD Port Royal Plaza, Hilton Head 843-681-2363 Lowcountry Spine and Sport John P. Batson, MD, FACSM 300 New River Pkwy., Ste. 37, Hardeeville 843-208-2420 • Southeastern Orthopedic Center George B. Sutherland, Jr., MD 16 Okatie Center Blvd. S., Ste. 201, Okatie 843-705-9401 •


Orthopedic Associates of the Lowcountry 40 Okatie Center Blvd., S. Suite 205, Okatie 843-705-8970 Dr. R. Michael Black is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with over 30 years of surgical expertise. Dr. Black offers a highly personalized, team approach to determine the best treatment options for his patients. He specializes in fracture care, sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery and joint reconstruction (hip, knee and shoulder surgery). He is an active member of the Coastal Carolina Hospital medical staff. For more information, call 843-705-8970.

Tobin Bone and Joint Surgery 12 Lafayette Place, Hilton Head 843-342-9100 • Dr. Tobin is the only orthopaedic surgeon practicing on Hilton Head with fellowship training in hip and knee replacement surgery. He also specializes in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of shoulder, elbow, ankle, wrist and hand injuries and ailments. Dr. Tobin treats general bone, joint, muscle and tendon injuries as well as work related and sports injuries. Dr. Tobin graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his residency training at Loyola University in Chicago. Dr. Tobin operates at both Hilton Head Hospital and the Savannah hospitals.

Southern Orthopedic Center Benjamin D. Sutker, MD 16 Okatie Center Blvd. South, Suite 201, Bluffton 800-827-6536 •

ST. JOSEPH’S/CANDLER INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED BONE AND JOINT SURGERY 800-622-6877 The Sport and Spine Institute J. Robert Gavin, Jr., MD Nicholas E. Mihelic, MD Charles Nivens, MD 15 Moss Creek Village, Hilton Head 843-836-7000 •

PAIN MANAGEMENT / ANESTHESIOLOGY Pain Management Experts David A. Brosman, MD 11 Hospital Center Commons, Suite 100, Hilton Head 843-681-5062 Coastal Pain and Spine Center Susan L. Cramer, MD 38 Sheridan Park Circle, Suite F, Bluffton 843-757-6744 Lighthouse Anesthesia Ellen W. Boney, MD James M. Caswell, MD Michael T. Dellinger, DO Mark T. Lofye, MD • Ronald P. Mulner, MD 25 Hospital Center Blvd., Hilton Head 843-681-6122 Palmetto Anesthesia and Pain Philip J. Zitello, MD Raju P. Krishna, MD • Paul R. Mitchell, DO 222 Pembroke Place, Building C, Hilton Head 843-689-9876

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PATHOLOGY Professional Pathology Services Allan T. Bennett, MD Charles T. Lucas, MD 25 Hospital Center Blvd., Hilton Head 843-689-8264

PEDIATRICS Markley, Rosana, MD 843 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head 843-682-4300 Seaside Pediatrics of Bluffton Maureen Berrigan, MD Heather Anne Peterson, MD 167 Bluffton Rd., Bluffton 843-757-8663 Palmetto Pediatrics of the Lowcountry Lance Lowe, MD Eric Peltz, MD • Alicia Salyer, MD Annette Thomas, MD 23 Main St., Suite 301, Hilton Head 843-342-5437 4 Okatie Center Blvd., Suite 201, Okatie 843-706-3206

40 Okatie Center Blvd. S., Suite 200, Okatie 843-682-7301 Hilton Head Pediatric Therapy Center Tami Lawrence, PhD, OTR/L 60 Main St., Suite H, Hilton Head 843-342-9000

PHARMACY Burke’s Main Street Pharmacy 1101 Main St., Hilton Head 843-681-2622 CVS 10 Pope Ave., Hilton Head 843-785-7786 85 Mathews Dr., Hilton Head 843-681-7389 1008 Fording Island Rd., Bluffton 843-815-2800

Salerno Pediatric Care Peter J. Salerno, MD 35 Bill Fries Dr., Building I, Hilton Head 843-342-7337

Stephens Pharmacy Jerry M. Stephens, R. Ph. Shelia M. Stephens, R. Ph. 430 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 302B, Pineland Station, Hilton Head 843-686-3735

Sea Island Pediatrics Karen L. Keane, DO Timothy E. Keane, DO Beaufort Memorial Bluffton Medical Services 7 Arley Way, Suite 101, Bluffton 843-524-1078

Walgreens 20 Hatton Place, Hilton Head 843-342-7451 11 Palmetto Bay Rd., Hilton Head 843-686-6525 868 Fording Island Rd., Bluffton 843-815-9953

PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY Lowcountry Medical Group Tony Hlavacek, MD 300 Midtown Dr., Beaufort 843-770-0404 •

Bluffton Pharmacy 167B Bluffton Rd., Bluffton 843-757-4999



John P. Whittle, Jr., MD, MS 14 Okatie Center Blvd. South, Suite 101, Okatie 843-836-3800 •




120 Lamotte Drive, Hilton Head, SC 29926 (next to Hilton Head Hospital) 843-681-6006 • Life Care Center of Hilton Head offers inpatient and outpatient Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy. Our caring, certified staff evaluates each patient’s needs to determine customized rehabilitation programs. Popular programs include Stroke Recovery, Neuropathy, Women’s Health, Orthopedic and Pain Management.

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PRESTON HEALTH CENTER 87 Bird Song Way Hilton Head Island 843-689-7022 Located on the campus of The Cypress of Hilton Head

The Preston Health Center has an extensive resident-centered, therapeutic rehabilitation program designed to meet the specific and individual needs of each resident. We offer occupational, physical and speech therapy. Lowcountry Spine and Sport John P. Batson, MD, FACSM 300 New River Pkwy., Ste. 37, Hardeeville 843-208-2420 • Main Street Health Center Joseph S. Haven, DC Christopher S. Most, DC Abigail Peters, L.Ac. 60 Main St., Suite G, Hilton Head 843-342-3333 •

The Sport and Spine Institute Charles Nivens, MD 15 Moss Creek Village, Hilton Head 843-836-7000 •

Hilton Head Hospital 25 Hospital Center Blvd., Hilton Head 843-681-6122 •

Life Care Centers of Hilton Head 120 Lamotte Dr., Hilton Head Island 843-681-6006

40 Okatie Center Blvd. South, Okatie 843-705-8800 •

Horizon Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine 8 Hospital Center Blvd., Suite 250, Hilton Head 843-671-7342 460 William Hilton Pkwy, Suite D, Hilton Head 843-342-5700 15 Moss Creek Village, Bluffton 843-836-7003

Carolina Sportscare and Physical Therapy of Bluffton 12B Arley Way, Westbury Park, Bluffton 843-706-9940 •

Indigo Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine 12 Lafayette, Suite A, Hilton Head 843-342-7330


Island Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation Dennis Ittenbach, PT, MS, CLT-LANA Ted Porda, DPT, ATC, PES 35 Bill Fries Dr., Building K, Hilton Head 843-342-3012 300 New River Parkway, Suite 40, Hardeeville 843-208-2727 •


1000 Medical Center Dr., Hardeeville 843-784-8000 • 40 Okatie Center Blvd., Okatie 843-705-8887 • Drayer Physical Therapy 95 Mathews Dr., Suite D5, Hilton Head 843-681-5640 38 Sheridan Park Circle, Suite E, Bluffton 843-815-5628 Elite Physical Therapy 4 Okatie Center Blvd., Bluffton 843-705-9480

ST. JOSEPH’S/CANDLER OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY 10 Oak Forest Rd., Suite D, Bluffton 843-815-2611

Palmetto Therapy Services 811 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head 843-842-3222 The Physical Therapy Center 2 Marshland Rd., Suite 7, Hilton Head 843-681-5900 Progressive Physical Therapy 64 Bluffton Rd., Bluffton 843-757-7823 Select Physical Therapy 70 Penning Dr., Suite 9, Bluffton 843-815-3131 The Sport and Spine Institute Matthew Clark, MSPT, MBA, ATC 15 Moss Creek Village, Hilton Head 843-836-7000 •

PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY/ PROSTHESIS Coastal Empire Plastic Surgery Luke J. Curtsinger, MD Joel L. Shanklin, MD Meghan K. McGovern, MD 17 Sherington Dr., Bluffton 888-920-2090

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Coolidge Plastic Surgery Center Carol Ann Coolidge, MD 300 New River Parkway, Building 2, Suite 36, Hardeeville 843-208-2808 • Finger and Associates Plastic Surgery Center E. Ronald Finger, MD Michael R. Huntly, MD 70 Pennington Dr., Executive Suites, Bluffton Le Spa at Sea Pines Center, 71 Lighthouse Rd., Hilton Head 912-354-4411 800-868-9301 • The Georgia Institute For Plastic Surgery David H. Smith, MD Richard J. Greco, MD William H. Dascombe, MD John D. Paletta, MD Daniel Most, MD 29 Plantation Park Dr., Suite 301, Bluffton 843-757-0002



Jennifer J. Green-Bazzle, MSN, APRN, BC 48 Pennington Drive, Suite C, Bluffton 843-757-5559 Jenny Green-Bazzle graduated from the University of SC and Armstrong Atlantic State University. She has lived in Hilton Head/Bluffton for 44 years. The focus of the practice is Primary and Urgent Care for men and women of all ages. We accept most insurances and help those without.

Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Brendan E. Smith, MD 16 Okatie Center Blvd, Suite 101, Bluffton 843-705-8940 •

Erik Baker, MD Heather M. Hutchings, DO Jonathan T. Hutchings, DO Roger Ulrich, MD Lynne Williams, PA 11 Arley Way, Suite 201, Bluffton 843-706-8690 •

PODIATRY Island Podiatry Blau, Jill C., DPM 3 Celadon Dr. Suite A, Lady’s Island 7 Arley Way, Bluffton 843-379-9913 Low Country Podiatry Sean Van Marter, DPM 55B Sheridan Park Circle, Bluffton 843-815-5092

MEMORIAL HEALTH – LEGACY CENTER SOUTHERN FOOT AND ANKLE CENTER Ido Friedman, DPM 14 Okatie Center Blvd. South, Suite 101, Okatie 843-836-3800 Podiatry Associates of Bluffton Thomas S. Miller, DPM Michael C. Edwards, Jr., DPM Trenton K. Statler, DPM ·

Podiatry Associates of Hilton Head Frank F. Kostylo, DPM 88 Main Sreet Suite D, Hilton Head 843-689-3338

Robert A. Laughlin, MD, FACS Island Medical Plaza, Building E, 35 Bill Fries Dr., Hilton Head 843-681-4088

Weniger Plastic Surgery Frederick G. Weniger, MD 25 Clark Summit Dr., Unit F 104, Bluffton 843-757-0123 •


Bluffton Medical Center Hwy 46, Suite E, Bluffton 843-757-1633



Gaston O. Perez, MD 14 Oak Forest Rd., Suite D, Bluffton 843-815-6468 •


Wayne Johnson, MD 2 Marshland Road Hilton Head Island 843-842-2900 Hilton Head Health & Wellness Associates’ office is your first stop on the way to total health and well-being. With a vision of how primary care should be, Dr. Johnson has created an innovative family practice designed to deliver prevention-focused, state-of-the art personal care in a comfortable, friendly setting. Call us today!

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Bluffton-Okatie Primary Care 40 Okatie Center Boulevard, South, Suite 100, Okatie, SC 843-705-8888 Dr. Christopher LeBlanc offers a full rage of preventative care and treatment options for children and adults. He attended medical school at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, ME, and completed his residency at St. Luke’s Hospital in Allentown, PA. He is board certified in Family Medicine by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. Bluffton-Okatie Primary Care is accepting new patients and same-day appointments. To schedule an appointment, call 843-705-8888 or visit



Bluffton-Okatie Primary Care 40 Okatie Center Boulevard, South, Suite 100, Okatie, SC • 843-703-8888 Board certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. James O’Malley provides comprehensive treatment options for chronic and acute illnesses. He has more than 30 years of experience. He received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center, in Syracuse, NY. Bluffton-Okatie Primary Care is accepting new patients and same-day appointments. To schedule an appointment, call 843-705-8888 or visit


Coastal Carolina Medical Associates 1010 Medical Center Dr., Suite 240 Hardeeville, SC 843-784-8293 •

Coastal Carolina Medical Associates 1010 Medical Center Dr., Suite 240 Hardeeville, SC 843-784-8293 •

Mary Ellen Groff, a board certified Adult Nurse Practitioner, was instrumental in the opening of the Coastal Carolina Medical Associates (CCMA), a division of Coastal Carolina Hospital that offers comprehensive primary care for adult patients, chronic diseases screening & management and preventative health care. Mrs. Groff, a certified diabetes educator, has over 30 years of experience. CCMA, located next to Coastal Carolina Hospital in Hardeeville, is accepting new patients. For information or to schedule appointments call 843-784-8293.

As a member of the team at Coastal Carolina Medical Associates (CCMA), Dr. Michael Platt works with patients to evaluate and determine the best preventative measures & treatment options for their illness. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Platt has over 30 years of experience. A division of Coastal Carolina Hospital, CCMA is a primary care practice that offers comprehensive primary care for adult patients, chronic diseases screening & management and preventative health care. CCMA, located next to Coastal Carolina Hospital in Hardeeville, is accepting new patients. For more information or to schedule appointments, call 843-784-8293.



Sarah M. Brawner, MSN/FNP-BC 14 Oak Forest Rd., Suite D, Bluffton 843-815-6468

Meredith C. Wood, MSN/ANP-C 14 Oak Forest Rd., Suite D, Bluffton 843-815-6468

Medical School: Georgia Southern, MSN Board Certifications: Family Nurse Practitioner Experience: Pediatrics to Geriatrics, ER Insurance Accepted: Medicare, BC/BS SC, Cigna, UHC, various others

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina Board Certifications: Adult Nurse Practitioner Experience: Family Practice, ER Insurance Accepted: Medicare, BC/BS SC, Cigna, UHC, various others

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2012 Lowcountry Health Care Directory

Hilton Head Primary Care Stephen Luther, MD David Vormohr, MD 35 Bill Fries Dr., Bldg. A, Hilton Head 843-682-7470 Volunteers in Medicine Clinic — Hilton Head Frank W. Bowen, MD 15 Northridge Dr., Hilton Head 843-681-6612 • Volunteers in Medicine Clinic — Bluffton 132 Bluffton Rd., Bluffton 843-706-7090 •

PULMONOLOGY Southeast Lung and Critical Care / Southeast Sleep Lab Robert L. Burnaugh, MD, FCCP Randall B. Evans, MD, FCCP 23 Main St., Suite 202, Hilton Head 843-682-3583

RADIOLOGY/IMAGING Beaufort Memorial Bluffton medical services 11 Arley Way, Suite 201, Bluffton 843-706-8690

Bluffton-Okatie Outpatient Center

40 Okatie Center Blvd. South, Okatie 843-705-8888 •

Coastal Carolina Hospital

1000 Medical Center Dr., Hardeeville 843-784-8000 •

James F. McNab, MD, FACRO 1680A Ribaut Rd., Port Royal, SC 843-522-7800

RADIOLOGY/ INTERVENTIONAL Henry Huson, DO Jennifer Cranny, MD 25 Hospital Center Blvd., Hilton Head 843-682-7420

RHEUMATOLOGY Brittish, John L., MD 23 Plantation Park Dr., Suite 101, Bluffton 843-815-6555

SKILLED NURSING Broad Creek Care Center 801 Lemon Grass Court, Hilton Head 843-341-7300

Life Care Centers of Hilton Head 120 Lamotte Dr., Hilton Head Island 843-681-6006

Preston Health Center 87 Bird Song Way, Hilton Head 843-689-7077

SLEEP DISORDERS Southeast Sleep Lab 23 Main St., Suite 202, Hilton Head 843-682-3583

MRI at Belfair A. Joseph Borelli, Jr., MD Thomas Knight, MD 18 Clarks Summit Dr., Bluffton 843-815-9700

Beaufort Memorial Surgical Specialists

St. Joseph’s/Candler Imaging of Bluffton


Beaufort Memorial Keyserling Cancer Center

Radisphere 25 Hospital Center Blvd., Hilton Head 843-681-6122 •

Precision Imaging 40C Palmetto Parkway, Hilton Head 843-681-5636



SURGERY / BREAST E. Perry Burrus, MD, FACS Deanna Mansker, MD H. Timberlake “Tim” Pearce, MD, FACS Stephen Sisco, MD 1055 Ribaut Road, Beaufort 843-524-8171 11 Arley Way, Suite 102, Bluffton

10 Oak Forest Rd., Suite A, Bluffton 843-836-4300

Hilton Head Hospital Breast Health Center

Precision Open MRI 49B Pennington Dr., Bluffton 843-815-4600

Virginia M. Herrmann, MD 25 Hospital Center Blvd., Medical Pavilion, Suite 300, Hilton Head 843-682-7377

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MUSC Breast Health Center Virginia Herrmann, MD 29 Plantation Park Dr., Bldg. 200, Suite 201, Bluffton 800-424-6872 •


– Center for Breast Care Ray Rudolph, MD, MPH, FACS 14 Okatie Center Blvd. South, Suite 101, Okatie 843-836-3800


Okatie Surgical Partners 40 Okatie Center Boulevard, South, Suite 100, Okatie, SC 843-705-8919 • A board certified general surgeon with 14 years of experience, Dr. Jason Cotter offers a full range of general surgical care with a special emphasis in the areas of laparoscopic, endoscopic and gastrointestinal surgery, surgical management of breast disease, surgical oncology, and wound management. Dr. Cotter earned his medical degree from Hahnemann University’s School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. For more information or an appointment, call 843-705-8919, or visit


E. Perry Burrus, MD, FACS Deanna Mansker, MD H. Timberlake “Tim” Pearce, MD, FACS Stephen Sisco, MD 1055 Ribaut Road, Beaufort 843-524-8171 11 Arley Way, Suite 102, Bluffton

Jason Cotter, MD 40 Okatie Center Blvd. S., Suite 100, Okatie 843-705-8919

SURGICAL SPECIALISTS: HILTON HEAD GENERAL AND LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY Richard L. Hussong, MD, FACS Thomas P. Rzeczycki, MD, FACS Robert L. Soares, MD, FACS 25 Hospital Center Common, Suite 100, Hilton Head 843-681-9489 •

SURGERY / PEDIATRIC Lowcountry Medical Group Andre Hebra, MD Christian Streck, MD Robert Cina, MD Charles D. Smith, MD 300 Midtown Dr., Beaufort 800-424-6872 •


Memorial Health University Physicians ACI - Surgical Associates 14 Okatie Center Blvd. South, Suite 101 Okatie, SC 29909 912-350-2299 • Dr. Senkowski is part of the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan and attended Harvard Medical School. He completed his internship and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He is board certified in surgery and critical care. Dr. Senkowski was among the first surgeons in the nation to perform single-incision laparoscopic surgery for gallbladder removal. He sees patients each week at the Legacy Center.

Memorial Health University Physicians ACI - Surgical Associates 14 Okatie Center Blvd. South, Suite 101 Okatie, SC 29909 912-350-2299 • Dr. Purinton is the newest addition to the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. He uses the da Vinci Si robotic surgical system for women’s cancer surgery. The result is less pain, quicker recovery and a shorter hospital stay. He is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Purinton sees patients every other week at the Legacy Center.

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SURGERY / PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDICS Lowcountry Medical Group James Mooney, MD 300 Midtown Dr., Beaufort 800-424-6872 •

SURGERY / SPINE Reuben Spine Specialists K. Craig Boatright, MD Jeffery M. Reuben, MD 15 Moss Creek Village, Hilton Head 40 Okatie Center Blvd. South, Suite 205, Okatie 300 Midtown Dr., Beaufort 843-379-7746

SURGERY / THORACIC Lowcountry Medical Group Carolyn Reed, MD 300 Midtown Dr., Beaufort 800-424-6872 •

SURGERY / VASCULAR BEAUFORT MEMORIAL SURGICAL SPECIALISTS J. Chadwick “Chad” Tober, MD, FACS Brandy Price, PA-C Beaufort Memorial Bluffton Medical Services 11 Arley Way, Suite 102, Bluffton 843-524-8171

HILTON HEAD VEIN CENTER AND CARDIOVASCULAR & THORACIC SURGERY ASSOCIATES David Kastl, MD, FACS 25 Hospital Center Blvd., Medical Pavilion, Suite 306 843-681-3708

Lowcountry Medical Group Bruce Elliott, MD 300 Midtown Dr., Beaufort 800-424-6872 • Savannah Vascular and Cardiac Institute Christopher L, Wixon, MD 19 Moss Creek Village, Suite B-5, Hilton Head Island 866-957-8346 •


Lydia Torres-Rozof, MD 93 Main St., Hilton Head 843-681-3777 • Comprehensive Family Care Patrick Jordan, MD Stephanie Lovato, MS, PA-C Leeann Vrabel, MS, PA-C 2 Greenwood Dr., Suite C, Hilton Head 843-341-3232 •

UROLOGY James Judy, MD 19 Moss Creek Village Rd., Suite B5, Hilton Head 912-790-1000 New River Urology Michael J. Langley, MD, FACS 29 Plantation Park Dr., Suite 202, Bluffton 843-706-2255 The Urology Group Manuel J. Perez, MD Richard R. Vanderslice, MD 25 Hospital Center Blvd, Suite 302, Hilton Head 843-681-8203 Urogynecology Center of Savannah Joseph T. Stubbs, MD 10 Oak Forest Rd., Suite B, Bluffton 912-303-0891


Travel Medicine Clinic 2 Marshland Road, Hilton Head 843-681-5444 • 843-842-6357 Northeastern University School of Nursing University of Vermont (FNP) International Society of Travel Medicine (Certified in Travel Health) A former Foreign Service Nurse Practitioner, Paula Hart has been providing foreign travel consultation and immunization to the Hilton Head area since 1999. Both foreign travel vaccines and recommendations for prevention of disease including dengue fever, altitude sickness, malaria, travelers diarrhea and food/water precautions are provided. The Travel Medicine Clinic is a certified yellow fever vaccine center.


Paula P. Hart, RN, FNP, CTH 2 Marshland Rd., Hilton Head 843-681-5444 843-842-6357

URGENT CARE The Clinic / La Clinica Joey DeAbate, NP 157 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head 843-338-1598 Main Street Medical Joel M. Johnson III, MD 30


WEIGHT MANAGEMENT Hilton Head Health Institute 14 Valencia Rd., Hilton Head 843-785-3919 800-292-2440 • Metabolic Research Center 29 Plantation Rd. Park Dr., Bluffton 843-757-6303 Scale Solutions 119 A Palmetto Way, Bluffton 843-757-4771

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What out-of-pocket expenses and deductible will you have to pay?


What health screenings and examinations does the plan include?



ARE specialist care and referrals covered?

How is emergency care and hospitalization treated?

6 7

What prescription costs does the plan cover?

Are dental and vision covered?

What mental health services are covered?

89 10

Are hospital, home health and nursing home care covered? Is rehabilitative care covered?

Does the plan cover alternative care, such as holistic treatment?

Source: U.S. Department of Human Health & Human Services

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“The house is a traditional Lowcountry style home on the exterior with an open floor plan in the main living areas” building a home and also gave us the confidence to do it again.” That practice came in handy when the couple decided to build here. By then Helga was working on her master’s degree in architecture from Savannah College of Art and Design, and felt ready to take on the task of designing a home to fit their needs. They wanted a sustainable, energy-efficient home and she chose structural insulated panels as the building material of the house. After meeting with several builders, the couple decided Wayne should take on the job himself. He acquired his South Carolina Builders License and contracted with another builder who hired subcontractors for help with the building and permitting process. They began work in January of 2008. After a brief summer break, they finished just before Christmas that year. Helga focused her design on having bright, cheery areas that takes advantage of natu90

ral light and the surrounding views, which include a pond and golf course with the Okatie River in the distance. “The house is a traditional Lowcountrystyle home on the exterior with an open floor plan in the main living areas,” she said. “It was designed to fit our lifestyle while taking advantage of the features offered by its location. The vernacular style of the Lowcountry makes the most of natural heating and cooling, depending on the season. In keeping with that, the deep porches on the east and west sides of the house shelter interior spaces from the low angled rays of the sun during the hottest times of the year. They also provide shaded outdoor living spaces to enjoy cooling breezes from the river…” The first floor has an open living, dining and kitchen area with several windows and French doors opening onto the porches. The dining area is on the south side of the house and has a bank of windows and enough roof

overhang to keep out the hot summer sun while allowing in the warming winter sun. The master suite, which has a bathroom with a tub and a separate shower, and a walk-in closet and laundry area, is on the first floor and faces the river. There is a guest bedroom and two studies on the second floor, which give them a beautiful view while working from home.

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In the hallway there is a reading nook with bookshelves and a window seat. “Space is used very efficiently in our house,” Helga said. “Each room is actually used. We don’t have formal rooms that are only used for formal occassions. There is also no full attic.” The “story-and-a-half” home helps keep down utility bills. The home even achieved Platinum-level EarthCraft House certification for being a residential

green building that addresses the climate conditions of the Southeast by being energy- and resourceefficient. It also won the 2009 myMarving Architect’s Challenge design competition. The couple loves their home and hopes to stay there for as long as they live, along with their dog, Zeppo – who thinks the porch is the best part of the house. For more information about Helga’s home designs, visit www. M

SELECT VENDORS Structural Insulated Panels: The Murus Company of Mansfield, Pa.

5-Vcrimp metal roofing and copper fabrication work: 4M Metals

About SIPs: They consist of an insulating layer of rigid polymer foam (either expanded polystyrene foam, extruded polystyrene foam or polyurethane foam) sandwiched between two boards of either sheet metal, plywood, cement or oriented strand board. The first home constructed of SIPs was built in 1937 and dedicated by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. May 2012

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

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

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

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


Hilton Head Plantation Collection




DREAM of living in a tree house? Thanks to designer Kermit Huggins, 7 Ladson Court in Hilton Head Plantation will fulfill your dreams. 3rd floor crows nest and sundeck plus an outstanding view of moss draped hardwoods, palmettos, and the Marsh and Intracoastal Waterway. 3 BR, LR, DR, Kit/Fam Rm, 2nd floor library and office plus much more. Check out 7 Ladson Court – you will be glad you did! $885,000

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. $778,500

SHORT WALK TO PORT ROYAL SOUND and a golf view of Oyster Reef Golf Club’s 8th Green and 9th Fairway! Private oversized patio homesite has 4 BR/ 2.5 BA home. Formal LR & DR with a fantastic kitchen/family room combo. Two fireplaces, first floor master bedroom, and mature landscaping. $438,500

ENJOY ROOKERY NEIGHBORHOOD pool and long Lagoon Views from the HHP home. Close to HHP’s Main Entrance, dining & shopping, only a bike ride to the Beach. This HHP home features 3 BR. 3 BA, Formal LR & DR plus an eat-in Kitchen. The Rookery is one of HHP’s most unique communities with neighborhood get togethers. $408,000









ROOKERY NEIGHBORHOOD. Short walk to the community pool and just 1 mile from the Hilton Head Plantation entrance. Updated 3 BR, 2.5 BA home with tile floors, high ceilings, fireplace and built-ins. Split BR plan and 2 car garage. Formal LR 7 DR, eat-in kitchen and screened porch. Easy to care for yard. Lease back preferred. $318,500

TRANQUIL LAGOON VIEW from this Rookery neighborhood property. Enjoy the neighborhood pool and activities. Convenient location to Spring Lake and the beach. Features include 2 Bedrooms with 2 private baths, formal LR & DR, large family room, garage, screened porch, half bath and office. Green house off of the Kitchen and mature landscaping. $257,000

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





LOCATED JUST OFFTHE CROSS ISLAND PKWY, this complex is near everything and has a pool, tennis courts, workout room and playground. This villas is one of the popular lofts and it has a tranquil marsh view in the back. Newer HVAC and appliances, high ceilings, skylights, fireplace and extra storage and full sized washer & dryer. Bedroom has large walk-in closet, bathroom has extended vanity and skylight for lots of natural light. $78,500.

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




THIS HILTON HEAD PLANTATION HOME has features of a more expensive home. Oak floors, high ceilings, oak cabinetry and high windows which flood the home with natural light. Formal LR & DR plus outstanding kitchen and family room. 3 BR, 2 car garage, private cul de sac, wooded homesite. Convenient location near the main gate, shopping and the beach. $355,000

WALK TO THE BEACH FROM THIS 5TH ROW CORNER HERON STREET HOME 6BR/6BA beach home ideal for permanent home, 2nd home, or rental property. Private deck w/pool, hot tub, direct access to full BA on 1st floor, ground level Activity Rm, 1st Floor Great Rm, open Kitchen with s/s appliances, Utility Rm, 2 Master Suites (one on 1st floor), limestone flooring, 3+ Car Garage, FP & more! Fully furnished and on rental market! Short Sale. $999,000

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

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

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

nd new studs. 2 w wood pliances, side HH ort Sale.

81 Main Street, Suite 202 Hilton Head Island, SC 29925 Island Resident Since 1972.





MOSS CREEK Tropical paradise pool deck, lush privacy hedge on oversized corner lot. The outside seating areas, very inviting pool and double fairway golf view make this property just like a walk in the park! 3 BR, Split level, 2 Fireplaces, Family Room, LR, DR, Eat-in Kitchen and large Garage & Outside Storage Building. Circular driveway in front and a private drive to the garage on the side. $378,500

BEAUTIFUL DOUBLE GOLF VIEW home in gated Crescent community. 4 BR, plus in-law suite, 3.5 BA home with plenty of storage. 1st floor master, formal dining, open kitchen, great room with 2 story ceiling, and wood floors. This elevated lowcountry style home has 2 back porches, a front wrap around porch and a 2+ car garage. $450,000

THIS 2-STORY GOLF COTTAGE at 26 Gables Lane features a screened in porch and back patio with a gas grill hookup. Other features of this 2 BR/ 2.5 BA plus a den home are tile and Berber floors, fireplace, and a first floor master. A great long view of the golf course and a lagoon complement this ready to move into home. $184,900

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





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








LOCATED TOWARDS THE END OF A QUIET CUL-DE-SAC in Woodbridge. This 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home features an Eat-In Kitchen, Dining Room, fireplace, covered front porch & back porch, courtyard entry 2-car garage all on a full-size wooded lot. $169,000

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

THIS LARGE HOME overlooks a lagoon from the fenced-in backyard. Custom paint and granite counters update this 4 BR/ 2.5 BA in The Farm. Features of this home include formal living room, formal dining room, eat-in-kitchen, and fireplace in the great room. The Farm is located within walking distance from the public schools and the Buckwalter Recreation Park. It is also located near the Publix grocery store and new Buckwalter entertainment complex. $199,900




16 PRIMROSE LANE Oversized lot covered with Hardwoods, Golf & Lagoon Views $274,900 REDUCED


280 FARNSLEIGH AVE $179,000

111 WESTON COURT Watch the sun set over the lagoon in this large 2 story home. 1st floor master, eat in kitchen overlooking the great room, formal living room, formal dining, 3 bedrooms, plus a finished bonus room and loft area. Located in the gated community of Lawton Station which features a community pool, clubhouse, fitness center, community playground. Between Savannah GA, Beaufort and Hilton Head. $278,000

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WONDERFUL END UNIT TOWNHOME with a 2 car garage located in Mill Creek. Features 3 bedrooms, including the master, and 2 baths on the second floor and a flex room on the first floor. Foyer entrance leads to the kitchen which is open to the living room and dining area. Powder room located off of the kitchen. Largest corner lot in Mill Creek. Mill Creek features many amenities to enjoy. $115,000

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41 CROSSWINDS DRIVE Wooded view in gated community $49,000

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24 LONG BROW – Architectural Gem in Long Cove Club on the 11th fairway. Extensive millwork, wood and brick floors, high smooth ceilings, wood paneling, stone countertops and much more. $599,000

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

18 GREY WIDGEON – Magnificent oceanfront Sea Pines Estate. British West Indies style 5 BR, 7.5 BA home built in the finest fashion. Lushly landscaped, heated pool & spa & private walkway to the beach. $5,950,000

THIS is the grandstand you want – on the 18th green of the Harbour Town course. This townhouse opens out to large deck & views of golf and Calibogue Sound. Rooms street side view HT Marina. Remodeled 3 bed/3 ba plus den and large Carolina Room. $1,150,000

55 HERITAGE RD – SEA PINES – This house sits on 2 spectacular Golf/Lagoon lots on famous HTGL which can be subdivided. Either remodel the home or subdivide and tear down the home and build 2 homes. Price of $1,195,000 is for both lots. Incredible opportunity.

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

SEA PINES OCEANFRONT – Fabulous 6 br/6 ba home plus den, rec room & office constructed with wood pilings on deep lot with 100’ on HH’s most stable protected oceanfront! Long entry, circle drive, 3 car garage. Terrific value at $3,499,000.

40 WEXFORD ON THE GREEN – Fabulous 4/4 Freestanding townhouse with super views of Broad Creek and marsh. 12’ smooth ceilings, crown moldings, plantation shutters, bonus room and so much more. Immaculate move in condition. $895,000 $795,000

548 OCEAN COURSE VILLA – A 2 bd with wood floors, high ceilings, screened porch and stunning golf views for $495,000 FURN.

LONG COVE – THE GOLF COMMUNITY ON HH – 9 GOOD HOPE Stunning completely remodeled on cul de sac near marina and park this 4 bed/4 ½ ba plus den, family room features high ceilings, stone and wood floors, elevator, lagoon views and more. $575,000

33 RED OAK RD – SEA PINES – Impressive residence built in 1997. 4BR, 4BA plus Bonus room, family & Dining room. 9/10 ft smooth ceilings, crown moldings, 2 fireplaces. Very light & bright, heart pine floors. $890,000

166 FAIRWOOD VILLA – A 2 bd/2ba + enclosed sun room which has been totally upgraded and is only steps to the beach. $319,000

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2011/2012 SALES 1 Surf Scoter

21 South Beach Lagoon

55 North Calibogue Cay

71 Baynard Park Road





Sea Pines $1,995,000 Ocean Oriented

Sea Pines $5,500,000 Ocean Front

Sea Pines $3,250,000 Deep Water

Sea Pines $2,599,000 Deep Water

3 Oyster Catcher

3 Spotted Sandpiper

22 Canvasback

3003 Turtle Lane





Sea Pines $1,695,000 Ocean Oriented

Sea Pines $1,095,000 Ocean Oriented

Sea Pines $1,295,000 Ocean Oriented

Sea Pines $1,875,000 Ocean Front

78 Brams Point Road

30 Brams Point

49 Brams Point Road

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Spanish Wells $1,500,000 Deep Water

Spanish Wells $3,900,000 Deep Water

Spanish Wells $1,250,000 Deep Water

Spanish Wells $1,995,000 Deep Water

15 Harrogate Drive

4 Plumbridge Lane

341 Grandview

30 Oyster Shell Lane





Wexford $2,495,000 Golf View

Wexford $3,495,000 Harbour

Hilton Head Plantation $1,995,000 Deep Water

Hilton Head Plantation $2,950,000 Sound

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Palmetto Dunes Plantation

One of the best layouts has gotten even better! This 6 bedroom, 6 full and 2 half bath OCEANFRONT home has been completely renovated. WOW it is awesome. All new kitchen, all new bathrooms, custom painting, all new furniture package, fixtures, you name it. Unbelievable views from nearly every room, this is situated on a private ocean front lot in Palmetto Dunes Plantation. Heated pool and spa, screened in porch, observation-office, multiple living areas are just some of the fantastic details. Even $200,000 in rentals already booked for this year! $3,595,000.

47 Otter Road

7 Wax Myrtle Lane

Hilton Head Plantation

Moss Creek Plantation

Newer 2004 built custom home in Hilton Head Plantation w/4 bedrooms and a pool. Open kitchen to living room with all the bells and whistles you would expect. Wood floors, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, 2 fireplaces, vaulted and tray ceilings and plenty of built-ins. Large 1st floor master bedroom with huge walk-in closet. Enjoy the large laundry room and over-sized 2-car garage...but save the best for last ... your own private pool! Offered for sale for $599,000.

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Indigo Run Plantation

Awesome one-level home in Sea Pines with private backyard, huge screened-in porch with totally renovated kitchen, master bath and more! Plenty of uprades: new interior doors, newer roof, new granite counters, wood floors and more! Sq. Footage is larger per owners master bathroom addition. Tons of storage space and one of the coolest lots you’ll ever find. Offered for sale at $389,000.

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

113 Salt Marsh Cottage Villas | Moss Creek Membership included on this 2 bedroom / 2 bath flat and the lowest priced Salt Marsh available, $144,900.

This will be the next home in Moss Creek to sell. This is a totally renovated, one-level home on a FULL SIZE golf lot with an open floor plan and office/den or Carolina Room. Large eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite/marble counters and all new fixtures. Great room with fireplace and builtins, smooth ceilings and even a large laundry room. Fenced garden area or dog area, too. The price of $299,900 even includes the Moss Creek Certificate.

34 Fernlakes Drive

56 Sussex Lane

Sea Pines Plantation


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A 3 bedroom plus bonus room, screened-in-porch and a PRIVATE POOL. This is fantastic. Double fireplace, open eat-in-kitchen, large fenced-in yard with firepit! You even have a huge Carolina room addition for even more space! Superb yard with stunning lake/lagoon views and your own dock! This will not last long at $310,000.

38 Sailmaster Villas | Renovated 2 bedroom used as a second home, this fully furnished villa has gotten a face lift. Great shape w/ open kitchen to living area. $282,900.

“Things are selling, nothing comes easy so you need an agent that can put the deal together and keep it together! Spring has been fantastic, properties that have been on the market for some time are getting offers and we are even seeing multiple offers out here. If you need expert advice and not the run around, please give me a call!”


152 The Greens in Shipyard Plantation | Beautiful fully furnished renovated 2 bedroom town home with golf views and rentals in place, offered for $289,000.

What people are saying... Rick – You ROCK! Thank you for the keeping us informed. Over the last 11 years we’ve worked with 7 or more agents on various transactions in 4 states. You honestly have been the best out of all of them! Thank you for all your hard work. Hope all is well on our favorite island. Chat soon. — Jen and Mark AZ 2001 to Present

Rick Saba

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

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8 DINGHY – The best valued 7 BR oceanfront home in Palmetto Dunes is getting even better! Brand new 30’ oceanfront pool & sundeck. Extensive rear decking & open air covered porch & all new landscaping. 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 Warranty included. $2,999,000


72 MOORING BUOY – WOW - What a Beach Home! Beautifully maintained & professionally decorated. 3 rows from the ocean on a quiet beach path. Just a minute walk to 3 miles of private beach. 5BR/5.5BA, 2 master suites & ideal bedroom separation for family & guests. Plus 2 great rooms for extra living space & entertaining. All overlooking the sunny backyard, deck & heated pool. $80,000+ rentals in 2011! $1,265,000


7 FULL SWEEP – Reduced $150,000! Waterfront 4BR/3.5BA home w/salt water, heated pool. Located on a natural 15-acre spring fed lake, yet just a short stroll or bike ride to the beach. Big, wide open floor plan with lots of sunlight, huge eat-in kitchen, granite counters, & more. Ideal family home or great second home/rental. OWNERS SAY “BRING ALL OFFERS” $999,000


55 PORT TACK – Spacious open floor plan with lots of light & situated on tranquil 11 mile lagoon. Perfect for fishing, kayaking, canoeing or just relaxing on your private boat dock or screened porch. Just a short bike ride to the beach! Large eat-in kitchen, plus multiple living areas. Master & 2 guest rooms down. Upstairs fun room, office & bunkroom. $539,000

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MODEL PERFECT in every way! Former builders personal home in The Golf Club combines quality with outstanding design. 4 BRʼs, 4 BAʼs plus 2 Half BAʼs. 5500SF of pure luxury. Formal LR & DR. Master Suite w/exercise, 3 Guest Suites. Media Room, Office, Bar & Pool House. $945,000

STATELY CUSTOM BUILT H2 Builders Home overlooking the 13th green of the private Golf Club. Every imaginable upgrade. 4 BRʼs or 3 BRʼs + Bonus Room, 4.5 BAʼs, + Study. LR w/coffered ceilings, Kitchen w/cherry cabinets opening to Family Room w/Brazilian cherry floors. Media Room + upstairs Covered Porch. $899,000

BEAUTIFUL SPACIOUS OCEANSIDE VILLA in the Leamington section. Spacious, like-new 3 BR, 3 BA (2 Master Suites) and a fabulous wrap-around Screened Porch. Covered Parking. Beautiful Pool with Jacuzzi. Great Rentals. $799,000

WALK TO THE BEACH. Remodeled 4 BR, 4 BA Home on a quiet cul-de-sac overlooking the Barony Golf Course (or 3 BRʼs + Office + Bonus Room). Spacious LR and DR. Beautiful Kitchen w/granite + stainless steel appliances opening to a Bʼkfast/Fam/Room. Many upgrades. Private beach access located directly across Port Royal Drive. $774,900





CLASSIC TRADITIONAL HOME overlooking Bear Lake. Island lifestyle at its finest. Spacious Covered Porch w/4 Ceiling Fans, Gas Fireplace, Summer Kitchen overlooking the pool. 5 BRʼs, 4.5 BAʼs. Beautiful LR & DR. Very open Kitchen/Family Room. Large Master Suite + light-filled Hot Tub Room. $695,000

EXQUISITE Custom designed home with every imaginable upgrade overlooking two fairways. Spacious Great Room with coffered ceilings. Dream Kitchen with maple cabinets and a Viking Gas Cooktop. 4 BRʼs or 3 BRʼs + Bonus Room. Private Master Suite plus a Study and 3 Car Garage. $629,000

CLASSIC TRADITIONAL HOME overlooking the Lagoon & 13th Fwy of the Nicklaus Course. Custom home built by Johnson & Dulaney. Spacious Rooms. Designer decorated LR & DR. Kitchen opening to Family/Breakfast Room. Master Suite, paneled Study & a 3 Car Garage. $620,000

ELEGANT STUCCO HOME at the end of a cul-de-sac w/a panoramic view of Bear Lake. Every imaginable upgrade in this Tom Peepleʼs built home. 3 BRʼs or 2 BRʼs + Office. Large DR. Chefʼs Kitchen. Huge Family Room. Spacious Master Suite + Hobby Room/Carolina Room. $619,000





SOUGHT AFTER Kayser built “Raintree Model”. 4 BRʼs or 3 BRʼs + a Bonus Room. Formal LR & DR. Chefʼs Kitchen opening to a large Family Room. Beautiful all weather Porch overlooking the lagoon and distant golf view. $599,000

SOUGHT AFTER Berwick Green Townhome w/new Screened Lanai overlooking lagoon and 10th Fairway of the Golden Bear Golf Course. Over 3200SF of pure luxury. 3BRʼs and 3.5 BAʼs + Media Room + Loft/Office. Great Room w/hardwood floors. Formal Dining Room w/tray ceiling. Chefʼs Kitchen w/6 burner gas stove. Spacious Master Suite w/steam shower. $554,900

CLASSIC MCNAIR MODEL HOME that is only used as a second home. 4 BRʼs or 3 BRʼs + a Study. Spacious Great Room overlooking the lagoon and 12th Golf Hole of Golden Bear. Large Master Suite. Hardwood floors and crown moulding. 2 Car Garage plus Golf Cart. $549,000

SOUGHT AFTER 4 BR/4 BA maintenance free villa. Perfect retirement or 2nd Home. 3000SF + of luxury overlooking the lagoon/18th Fwy of The Golf Club. Walk to the Clubhouse. Beautiful Great Room, Chefʼs Kitchen. Large private Master Suite, private elevator + an oversized 2-Car Garage. $549,000





SPACIOUS 5 BR or 4 BR + Bonus Rm Home w/ 5.5 BAʼs with a beautiful Golf View. Large Great Rm w/12 Ft ceilings. Beautiful Kitchen w/ granite countertops. Formal DR. Large Master Suite. Office & Covered Porch. $525,000

BEAUTIFUL Tom Peeples built home on OLD FORT DRIVE within a short walk to the Country Club of Hilton Head and Skull Creek Marina. 3 BRʼs + spacious LR and DR w/ hardwood floors. Kitchen which opens to a large Breakfast/ Family Room. New Carolina Room and spacious Master Suite. $509,000

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

LOT 2 SINGLETON PLACE - “SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST”. Expansive Ocean Views from the last remaining homesite at Singleton Shores Manor. Approved Dream Home Design to fit perfectly on this homesite. Opportunity knocks for the best value ocean view homesite in this private enclave of homes. $495,000





BEST VALUE! Great Family home with over 3000 Sq. Ft. 4 BRʼs or 3 BRʼs + a Bonus Room. Living & Dining Room. Large Kitchen opening to a large Family Room. Spacious Bonus Room (4th Bedroom). $439,000

INCREDIBLE Lake and Golf View home in Palmetto Hall. This property has been deeded down to the waterʼs edge. 4 BRʼs or 3 BRʼs + Bonus Room w/3.5 BAʼs. Beautiful hardwood floors. Kitchen w/Hickory cabinets. Screened Porch. 2 Car Garage with Golf Cart Garage. $435,000

PANORAMIC LAGOON VIEW HOME in the Crooked Pond Section with easy access to Main Street shopping. 3 BRʼs - 2 BAʼs. Very open floor plan with a light-filled Carolina Room. Double entry doors to the private Master Suite + 2 Guest BRʼs. 2 Car Garage. $339,000

THE GREENS VILLA Beautiful 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Townhome overlooking the golf course. Walking distance to the Shipyard Beach Club. Fully furnished and used only as a 2nd home. $299,000

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Waterfront 6 Bedroom home is wonderful for entertaining. Guest suite has a private staircase, bedroom with built in bookcases, bath and would make a great office. Versatile home has spacious rooms, a swimming pool and Port Royal Sound views. MLS#31935 $1,275,000

This 5-Bedroom, 5-Bath exquisite home is instantly appealing. With room to roam, it is a family delight. Private pool adds to its ambience. Enjoy Palmetto Hall’s golf course, clubhouse, pool and so much more. MLS#314494 $650,000




3BR, 2.5BA. Completely remodeled 2009. Gleaming hardwood flooring, newly resurfaced heated pool with new equipment, great kitchen, screened porch and deck. Impeccable condition. MLS# 314419 $444,000

The fireplace defines the open spaces. Remodeled kitchen with dining area opens to great room. Private study is richly paneled with many built-ins. 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths and great bedroom separation. Lots of windows and large deck give expansive views to golf course. MLS# 314959 $549,000

What a delightful home with the most pleasing lagoon view. This home has a great floorplan, is easy to live in, and 2 remote gas fireplaces add to the ambiance. MLS#31471 $399,900




Delight in the charm of this beautifully renovated Baynard Cove home. State-of-the-art kitchen opens to massive living and family rooms. Office, 3BR’s, 4BA. Large Carolina room overlooks private dock--and you can even walk to the beach. Pool plan available. MLS#314303 $1,099,000

Impeccable. Remodeled in 2003, this home offers gleaming hardwood floors, kitchen open to family room, 4 spacious bedrooms, 4 baths. There is a wide lagoon view from expansive deck. MLS#35029 $649,000

With views of the lagoon out to marshes, this is one of the loveliest villas on the market today. Cathedral ceilings, 3 spacious bedrooms, 3 baths, eat-in kitchen, loft, wet bar and large deck make it feel more like a home than a villa. MLS#314514 $519,000

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15 MACKAYS POINT – $609,000 Remodeled 3 BR 3.5 BA home with over $150,000 in upgrades. Large deck for entertaining. Great views of Marshes and Broad Creek. Garage has room for 4 cars.

4 LAVINGTON – $999,000 Elegant Charleston 4 BR 4.5 BA Home. Gardens and park like setting are breathtaking. Charm inside and outside. Incredible view of long lagoon.

10 DELTA – $1,190,000 Unbelievable home. Upgrades galore. VIP 4,600 SF, 4 BR, 4.5 BA with Lagoon View. Custom Pool and Spa complete with Outdoor Bar Area. The perfect home to entertain friends and family.

191 SUMMERTON – $477,000 Gorgeous 4 BR 4.5 BA Home with Upgrades Everywhere. Great location with view of the lake. Entertain friends on screened in porch with outdoor kitchen. Shows like a model.

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HILTON HEAD | NORTH END ATLANTA BREAD COMPANY: Soups, salads and sandwiches. 45 Pembroke Drive. 342-2253. bld BELLA ITALIA BISTRO AND PIZZA: Authentic New York-style pizza and dinners. 95 Mathews Drive in Port Royal Plaza. 689-5560. ld CAROLINA CAFÉ: Lowcountry cuisine. The Westin Resort, Port Royal Plantation. 681-4000, ext. 7045. bld CHART HOUSE: Seafood, steaks and more. 2 Hudson Road. 342-9066. ld CRAZY CRAB (NORTH END): 104 William Hilton Parkway. 681-5021. ld DRAGON EXPRESS: Chinese take-out. 95 Mathews Drive in Port Royal Plaza. 681-5191. ld DYE’S GULLAH FIXIN’S: Authentic Gullah country cooking; catering available. Pineland Station. 681-8106. ld FANCY Q SUSHI BAR & GRILL : 435 William Hilton Parkway 342-6626. ld FIESTA FRESH MEXICAN GRILL (NORTH END): 95 Mathews Drive. 342-8808. bld FRANKIE BONES: Reminiscent of Chicago/New York in the 1950s and 1960s. Mondays: Double Down Mondays. Tuesdays: Ladies’ Night. Thursdays: Flip Night. Fridays: Late night happy hour. Saturdays: Flip Night. Sundays: All-night happy hour. 1301 Main Street. 682-4455. www. lds HUDSON’S ON THE DOCKS: 1 Hudson Road. 681-2772. ld IL CARPACCIO: Authentic northern Italian cuisine and brick-oven pizzas. 430 William Hilton Parkway in Pineland Station. 342-9949. ld




Enjoy the succulent cut and delicate flavors of this domestic rack of lamb, rosemary au jus with potatoes au gratin and fresh vegetables. Call 785-9277.

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dining | where to eat Le Bistro Mediterranean: 430 William Hilton Parkway in Pineland Station. 681-8425. d Little chris cafe: Deli sandwiches, salads, omelettes and 430 William Hilton Parkway in Pineland Station. 785-2233. bld Main Street Café: Pub-style dishes, seafood. 1411 Main Street Village. 6893999. lds Mangiamo!: Pizza, Italian fare, takeout and delivery. 2000 Main Street. 682-2444. ld

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Mi Tierra (Hilton Head): 160 William Hilton Parkway in Fairfield Square. 342-3409. ld Mickey’s Pub: Pub food, steaks, mussels, grilled pizzas. 435 William Hilton Parkway. 689-9952. ldo Munchies: Ice creams, wraps, sandwiches, paninis and salads. Offers a $5 after-school meal for students from 2:30-4:30 p.m. daily, and ready-made lunches. 1407 Main Street. 785-3354. ld Okko: Hibachi, Thai cuisine, sushi bar and cocktail lounge. 95 Mathews Drive. 341-3377. ld OLD FORT PUB: Fine dining and spectacular views. 65 Skull Creek Drive in Hilton Head Plantation. 681-2386. ds Outback Steakhouse: Steaks and more. 20 Hatton Place. 681-4329. ld Plantation Café and Deli: Breakfast plates, salads, sandwiches and more. 95 Mathews Drive. 3424472. bl


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

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Skull Creek Boathouse: Fresh seafood, raw bar and American favorites. Sunset views. Thursdays: Sunset reggae party. 397 Squire Pope Road. 681-3663. do Starbucks: 430 William Hilton Parkway in Pineland Station, Hilton Head Island. 689-6823. Street Meet: Familyfriendly menu in a 1930s-era tavern; serves food until 1 a.m.; Daily happy hour from 4-7 p.m. 95 Mathews Drive in Port Royal Plaza. 842-2570. ldo Sunset Grille: Upscale dining, unforgettable views. 43 Jenkins Island Road. 689-6744. ldos Tapas: Small dishes served tapasstyle. 95 Mathews Drive, Suite B5, Hilton Head Island. 681-8590. www. d

TJ’s Take and Bake Pizza: 35 Main Street. Offering an expanded lunchtime menu. 681-2900, ld Turtles Beach Bar & Grill: Lowcountry fare with a Caribbean twist. Live nightly entertainment. 2 Grasslawn Avenue at the Westin Resort. 681-4000. ldo Up the Creek Pub & Grill: Burgers, seafood and salads with waterfront views. 18 Simmons Road in Broad Creek Marina. 681-3625. ld Vic’s Tavern: Traditional pub food in a sports bar atmosphere. Pineland Station. 681-2228. ld

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

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Yummy House: Authentic Chinese food, buffet, free delivery. 2 Southwood Park Drive. 681-5888. ld

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

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

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

Bonefish: 890 William Hilton Parkway. 341-3772. ld

Antonio’s: The Village at Wexford 842-5505. ld

Carrabba’s Italian Grill: 14 Folly Field Drive 785-5007. ld

Arthur’s: Sandwiches, salads. Arthur Hills Course, Palmetto Dunes. 785-1191. L

Café at the Marriott: Breakfast buffet, lunch a la carte. Oceanside at Marriott Beach and Golf Resort, Palmetto Dunes. 686-8488. bl

Bali Hai Family Restaurant: Pacific Rim cuisine with a Southern flair. Open 5 p.m. 7 days a week. Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head Island. 842-0084. d

Café Street Tropez: Seafood favorites, continental style. 841 William Hilton Parkway. 785-7425. ldo

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

Conroy’s: Signature restaurant of author Pat Conroy features seafood, steaks and ocean views. Hilton Head Marriott Beach and Golf Resort, Palmetto Dunes. 686-8499. ds Ela’s Blu Water Grille: Seafood, Steak & Style. The dining ambiance offers a waterfront, pleasantly casual and intimate garden patio. Chef Chris Cohen offers the freshest seafood on Hilton Head.785-3030, www.elasgrille. com. ld Flora’s Italian Cafe: Italian and European cuisine. 841 William Hilton Parkway in South Island Square. 8428200. www.florascafeofhiltonhead. com. d French Bakery: Authentic French pastries, breads, lunch items. 430

William Hilton Parkway in Pineland Station. 342-5420. bl Fuddruckers: 2A Shelter Cove Lane. 686-5161. ld Giuseppi’s Pizza and Pasta: Pizza, sandwiches and fresh pasta dishes. 32 Shelter Cove Lane in Shelter Cove. 785-4144. ld Harold’s Diner: Full breakfast and lunch menu. 641 William Hilton Parkway. 842-9292. bl HH prime: Fine aged prime steaks, fresh seafood, large wine selection. Hilton Oceanfront Resort in Palmetto Dunes. 341-8058. blds

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dining | where to eat SANTA FE CAFE


Jamaica Joe’z Beach Bar: Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road. 842-0044. Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta and Steakhouse: Award-winning chef creates fresh seafood, pasta and steaks with a breathtaking water view and Mediterranean décor. Early bird specials nightly from 5-7 p.m.; Happy Hour specials nightly from 5-8 p.m. Outdoor seating and private banquet space available. 18 Harbourside Lane in Shelter Cove, Hilton Head Island. 785-4442. do Larry’s Giant Subs: Subs, NYCstyle deli sandwiches, Philly cheesesteaks. 32 Shelter Cove Lane. 7852488. bld




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Little Chris Café: 430 William Hilton Parkway in Pineland Station, Hilton Head Island. 785-2233. bl

Pazzo: Italian cafe and bakery. 807 William Hilton Parkway in Plantation Center. 842-9463. ld

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

pomodori: Italian cuisine from casual to sophisticated. 1 New Orleans Road. 686-3100. ld

Ocean Blue: Pizza, salads, sandwiches. Oceanfront at the Hilton Head Marriott Beach and Golf Resort in Palmetto Dunes. 686-8444. ld Old Oyster Factory: 101 Marshland Road. 681-6040. d

Ruan Thai Cuisine I: 81 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 7858575. www.myruanthai. com. ld San Miguel’s: Fun Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurant with waterfront views and outdoor bar. 9 Shelter Cove Lane in Shelter Cove Marina. 842-4555. ld

old oyster factory 681-6040

Santa Fe Café: Southwestern cuisine in a stylish setting with full bar service and the famous rooftop dining experience. 807 William Hilton Parkway in Plantation Center. 7853838. ld Scott’s Fish Market Restaurant and Bar: Seafood and steaks on the water. 1 Shelter Cove Lane in Shelter Cove Marina. 785-7575. d Sea Grass Grille: Fresh seafood. 807 William Hilton Parkway. 785-9990. ld Signals Lounge: 130 Shipyard Drive Crowne Plaza Resort. 842-2400.

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where to eat | dining Starbucks: 32 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 842-4090 Street Meet: Family-friendly menu in a 1930s-era tavern; serves food until 1 a.m.; outdoor seating; block parties the last Saturday of every month starting at 6 p.m. Daily: Happy hour from 4-7 p.m, late night happy hour from 10 p.m. until close. Tuesday: L80s Night. Fridays: Fish fry. 95 Mathews Drive in Port Royal Plaza. 842-2570. ldo Up the Creek Pub & Grill: Broad Creek Marina, 18 Simmons Road. 681-3625. ldo Wholly Cow Ice Creams and Coffee Beans: Handmade ice creams, coffees. 24 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 842-2511. XO Lounge: 23 Ocean Lane in the Hilton Oceanfront Resort, Palmetto Dunes. 341-8080.

Hilton HEad | south end Alfred’s: European-trained executive chef Alfred Kettering combines classic American and Continental cuisine. 807 William Hilton Parkway, #1200, Hilton Head Island. 341-3117. D Annie o’s: Southern style cuisine. 124 Arrow Road. 341-2664. LD Alligator Grille: Everything from tuna to gator, ribs to sushi. Park Plaza. 842-4888. D Amigos Cafe y Cantina: Ultra-casual, funky. 70 Pope Avenue. 785-8226. ld Angler’s Beach Market Grill: Fresh seafood, beef, chicken; family-friendly; dine-in or carry out. 2 North Forest Beach Drive, 785-3474. ld Asian Bistro: Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisine. 51 New Orleans Road. 686-9888. ld Aqua Ocean Grille: Beach Bar open 11 a.m.Dining room open for dinner 5-10 p.m. M-Sat. 10 North Forest Beach Drive, 341-3030. ld Aunt Chilada’s Easy Street Cafe: Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. daily. 69 Pope Avenue. 785-7700. www. ld Beach Break Grill: Baja fish tacos, Cuban sandwiches, plate lunches, salads. 24 Palmetto Bay Road, Suite F. 785-2466. Ld Bess’ Delicatessen and Catering: Soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts, muffins, croissants. 55 New Orleans Road, Fountain Center. 785-5504. bl

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Captain Woody’s

HHI: 785-2400 B’ton: 757-6222

Big Bamboo Cafe: Casual American food in a 1940s Pacific-themed atmosphere. Live music nightly. Happy Hour, 4-7 p.m. 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Coligny Plaza. 686-3443. www. ldo the big chill bar & grill: Daquiri bar and full service restaurant with outdoor deck seating and live music. 6 Target Road. 715-2774. ldo Bistro Mezzaluna: Authentic Italian and Mediterranean cuisine and tapas. 5-7 p.m. daily: Happy Hour. Live music, dancing. 55 New Orleans Road 842-5011. d Black Marlin Bayside Grill and Hurricane Bar: Fresh-caught fish, seafood and hand-cut steaks. 4-7 p.m. daily: Happy Hour indoors and at the outdoor Hurricane Bar. 86 Helmsman Way in Palmetto Bay Marina. 785-4950. lds

Pub food in a sports-bar atmosphere. Happy Hour, 4-7 p.m. 49 New Orleans Road. 686-7665. ldo Captain Woody’s: 86 Helmsman Way in Palmetto Bay Marina. 785-2400. ldo Casey’s Sports Bar and Grille: Burgers, sandwiches. Happy Hour, 4-7 p.m. M-F. Mondays: Margarita Mondays. Tuesdays: Ladies’ Night. Thursdays: Team trivia. Fridays: Karaoke. 37 New Orleans Road. 7852255. ldo Catch 22: Seafood, steaks, raw bar. 37 New Orleans Plaza. 785-6261. www. d Charlie’s L’Etoile Verte: Small, intimate French dining. 8 New Orleans Road. 785-9277. www.charliesgreenstar. com. ld

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

Coligny Bakery: Breads, muffins, cakes and pies baked daily. Coligny Plaza. 686-4900. bl

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

Coligny Deli & Grill: More than 80 flavors of frozen treats and sandwiches. Coligny Plaza. 785-4440. ld

Brellas Café: Breakfast buffet, weekend seafood buffet. 130 Shipyard Drive. 842-2400. bd British Open Pub: Authentic British food, drink, certified angus beef. 1000 William Hilton Parkway D3 in the Village at Wexford. 686-6736. Ldo Callahan’s Sports Bar & Grill:

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Corks Neighborhood Wine Bar: Happy Hour, 4-6 p.m. 11 Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head Island. 671-7783. do CQ’s: 140A Lighthouse Lane. 671-2779. ld Crane’s Tavern and Steakhouse: Steakhouse with highend specialties. 26 New Orleans Road. 341-2333. d

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where to eat | dining Crazy Crab (Harbour Town): 149 Lighthouse Road. 363-2722. www. ld Deli by the Beach: Deli sandwiches with Boar’s Head meats. Village at Wexford. 785-7860. ld DelisheeeYo: Tart, fat-free, low-cal, pro-biotic soft serve frozen yogurt; seasonal and organic fresh fruits; organic juice bar; whole food smoothies. 32 Palmetto Bay Road. 785-3633. Daniel’s Restaurant and Bar: Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, many vegetarian selections, all organic meat. 2 North Forest Beach Drive. 341-9379. bldo DRYDOCK: 21 Office Park Road. 8429775. ldo Earle of Sandwich Pub: English pub food, sandwiches. 1 North Forest Beach Drive in Coligny Plaza. 785-7767. ld Electric Piano: 33 Office Park Road. 785-5399. o Fat Baby’s: Fresh pizza, subs. 120 Arrow Road. 842-4200. ld

Fiesta Fresh Mexican Grill: 51 New Orleans Road. 785-4788. ld Flamingo House of Doughnuts: 33 Office Park Road #A, Hilton Head Island. 686-4606 Flatbread Grill and Bar: 2 North Forest Beach Drive. 341-2225, www. ldo Flavors: Eclectic recipes from around the world. 12 Heritage Plaza. 785-3115. ld Frozen Moo: Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Drive. 842-3131 Frosty Frog Cafe: 1 North Forest Beach. 686-3764. ldo Fusion: Blending French, Indian and American cuisine. 14 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head, in the Gallery of Shoppes. 715-9365. ld Gruby’s New York Deli: Deli favorites with a NYC touch. 890 William Hilton Parkway in the Fresh Market Shoppes. 842-9111. bl

Harbour Side Cafe: Casual outdoors burgers, hot dogs and sandwiches. Harbour Town, Sea Pines. 842-1444. ld Harbour Town Bakery and Cafe: Freshly baked pastries, overstuffed sandwiches, soups. Harbour Town, Sea Pines. 363-2021. bl Harbour Town Grill: Harbour Town Links Clubhouse, Sea Pines. 3638380. bld Hilton Head Diner: Classic-style diner in the New York tradition; open 24/7. 6 Marina Side Drive. 686-2400. bldo Hilton Head Brewing Company: Classic American flavors, homebrewed favorites. 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: 2 North Forest Beach Drive.

686-5959. ldo Hinoki of Kurama: Authentic Japanese cuisine, sushi. 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 It’s Greek To Me: Authentic, casual cuisine. 11 Lagoon Road in Coligny Plaza. 842-4033. ldo Java Joe’s: 101 Pope Avenue in Coligny Plaza. 686- 5282. bldo Jazz Corner: Eclectic fine dining menu, live music nightly. Village at Wexford. 842-8620. thejazzcorner. com. do Jump and Phil’s Bar and Grill: Sandwiches and salads in a pub setting. 7 Greenwood Drive, Suite 3B. 785-9070. ldo

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dining | where to eat ­Just Pasta: 1 North Forest Beach Drive in Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head island. 686-3900. ld Karma / Ultimate Teen Nightlife: 5 Lagoon Road. 424-4016, o Kenny B’s French Quarter Cafe: Lowcountry and New Orleans creole cuisine. 70 Pope Avenue in Circle Center. 785-3315. blds Kurama Japanese Steak and Seafood House: Japanese hibachi and sushi. 9 Palmetto Bay Road. 7854955. d La Hacienda: 11 Palmetto Bay Road. 842-4982. ld Lakehouse Restaurant: Casual atmosphere, overlooking golf course. Sea Pines. 842-1441. bl Land’s End Tavern: Casual family atmosphere overlooking the marina. South Beach Marina. 671-5456. www. bld Lodge Beer and Growler Bar: Craft brews, wines and cocktails. Happy Hour, 5-8 p.m. daily. Tuesdays: Pinch the Pint Night. Wednesdays: Kick the Keg Night. Thursdays: Burgers and Beer Night. 7B Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Plaza. 842-8966. do A Lowcountry Backyard: Lowcountry and Charleston cuisine, including fresh-baked breakfast cakes, sandwiches, seafood, salads and soups. 32 Palmetto Bay Road at The Village Exchange. 785-9273. hhbackyaRoadcom. bld


Murphy’s Irish Pub: Enjoy a pint and some traditional Irish pub grub. 81 Pope Avenue, Heritage Plaza. 8423448. ldo New York City Pizza: Pizza, subs, calzones, dine-in, take-out, delivery. 81 Pope Avenue. 842-2227. ld Nick’s Steak & Seafood: Large screen TVs and sports memorabilia. 9 Park Lane. 686-2920. www. d One Hot Mama’s: Slow-cooked BBQ and ribs, wings and more. Happy Hour, 4-7 p.m. daily. Latenight menu until 1 a.m, bar open until 2 a.m. Tuesdays: Totally ‘80s night with DJ Smalls. 10 p.m. Thursdays: Karaoke. Fridays and Saturdays: The Island’s Best Dance Party, with DJ Wee. 7 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Plaza. 682-6262. www.onehot ldso Palmetto Bay Sunrise Café: Eggs Benedict, Bloody Marys. 86 Helmsman Way in Palmetto Bay Marina. 686-3232. bl Patty’s Pig & Pit: The island’s newest barbecue featuring house-smoked brisket, ribs, chicken and more. Six chef-made sauces, half-off appetizers during happy hour 3-6 p.m. daily. Early Bird Dining 4-6 p.m. Kids Menu and patio dining available. Take-out and catering. Serving continuously from 11 a.m. Monday - Saturday. 32 Office Park Road, Hilton Head Island (across from the new Harris Teeter in Park Plaza). 842-5555. ld Paulie’s Coal-Fired Pizza: Awardwinning pizzas. 1034 William Hilton Parkway. 785-3510. ldO

Market Street Cafe: American and Mediterranean cuisine.12 Coligny Plaza. 686-4976. www.marketstreecafe. com. ld

Philly’s Café and Deli: Salads, sandwiches. 102 Fountain Center, New Orleans Road. 785-9966. l

Marley’s Island Grille: Seafood, steaks, lobster. 35 Office Park Road in Park Plaza. 686-5800. www.marleyshhi. com. do

Pino Gelato: Ice cream, yogurt, desserts. 1000 William Hilton Parkway in the Village at Wexford. 842-2822.

Mellow Mushroom: Pizza, salads, subs, take-out available. 33 Office Park Road in Park Plaza. 686-2474. www. ldo

Plantation Café and Deli (south end): Breakfast plates, salads, sandwiches and more. 81 Pope Avenue in Heritage Plaza. 785-9020. bl

Michael Anthony’s: Regional Italian fine dining with a contemporary flair. 37 New Orleans Road. 7856272. d

Quarterdeck: 149 Lighthouse Road, Harbour Town, Sea Pines. 8421999. ldo

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Now open Fiddlehead Pizza Owners Darren and Stacey Macioszek invite you to enjoy a wide selection of craft beers and exquisite pizzas with dough made from a wild yeast imported from Naples. Beyond pizza and beer, the entire menu emphasizes locally sourced ingredients and a locavore attitude. Expect to hear area musicians play soon at the new sound stage in the “back yard.” 142 Burnt Church Rd., Bluffton 843-757-6466

Okko This new north-end eatery brings an array of Asian flavors to the island, from Thai and sushi to the dinner-and-a-show fun of hibachi-style dining. Open for lunch, dinner and happy hour. 95 Mathews Dr., Hilton Head 843-341-3377

The Big Chill Bar & Grill Finally, one of the area’s most iconic hotspots has found a new lease on life. The former site of Rider’s is now home to The Big Chill, serving up a wild variety of ice-cold daquiris to quench your summer thirst. But man cannot live on daquiris alone (we’ve tried), so the full service restaurant offers up mouth-watering fare for lunch and dinner. The famous outdoor deck seating makes for the perfect place to sample a few frozen drinks while listening to live music. 6 Target Road, Hilton Head 843-715-2774

Wine & Cheese if You Please Manager Camille Copeland invites you to browse the immense selection of wines from all over the world inside this Rollers-owned boutique, then sample some of the delicious cheeses at the counter. Pick your favorites and enjoy them on the patio together. Mix and match to discover new pairings. 24G Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head 843-842-1200 May 2012

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RED FISH: Cuban, Caribbean, Latin. 8 Archer Road. 686-3388. ld REILLEY’S GRILL AND BAR (SOUTH END): Steaks, seafood, pasta and sandwiches. Happy Hour crab legs. 7D Greenwood Drive. 842-4414. reilleyshiltonheadcom. ldo

SEA PINES BEACH CLUB AND SURFSIDE GRILL: Casual fare, family entertainment, beachfront. North Sea Pines Drive, Sea Pines Plantation. 8421888. ld

REMY’S BAR AND GRILL: Fresh local seafood. Kitchen open from 11 p.m.late. Live music nightly. Mondays: Moon Men From Mars Tuesdays: Jalapeno Brothers. Wednesdays: Treble Jay. Thursdays: Martin Lesch Trio. Fridays: CC & The Lost Boys. Saturdays: (rotates). Sundays: Big B Karaoke. 130 Arrow Road. 842-3800. ldo RITA’S WATER ICE: 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Coligny Plaza Hilton Head. 686-2596, ROBERT IRVINE’S EAT!: Cooking classes available. 1000 William Hilton Parkway in the Village at Wexford. 785-4850. d SAGE ROOM: Unique open-air kitchen allows guests to chat with the chefs. 81 Pope Avenue, Heritage Plaza. 7855352. d SALTY DOG CAFE: Outdoor hangout for burgers, sandwiches and seafood. South Beach Marina Village, Sea Pines. 671-7327. ld SEA SHACK: Casual, fresh and familyfriendly. 6 Executive Park Drive. 7852464. ld

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SIGNE’S HEAVEN BOUND BAKERY & CAFE: Gourmet salads, sandwiches, goodies. 93 Arrow Road. 785-9118. bls SKILLETS CAFÉ: Speciality dishes served in skillets; stocked salad bar. Coligny Plaza. 785-3131. skilletscafe. com. bld SMOKEHOUSE: BBQ. 34 Palmetto Bay Road. 842-4227. ldo SOUTHERN CONEY & BREAKFAST: Coney dogs, hamburgers, salads, breakfast. 70 Pope Avenue, in Circle Center. 689-2447. bl STACK’S PANCAKES OF HILTON HEAD: Pancakes, crepes, muffuletta melts, select dinner entrées. 2 Regency Parkway. 341-3347. www. bld STARBUCKS (SOUTH END): 11 Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head Island. 341-5477 STEAMERS: Seafood, large selection of beers. 28 Coligny Plaza. 785-2070. ld STELLINI: Cuisine from New York’s Little Italy. 15 Executive Park Road. 785-7006. d




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Try this at home TUNA MELT FRENCH FRIES Makes 12 to 15 servings

Stu’s Surfside: Subs, salads, wraps, box lunches. 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Coligny Plaza. 686-7873. ld The Studio: Fine cuisine and live music in an art gallery atmosphere. 20 Executive Park Road. 785-6000. www. d Sweet Carolina Cupcakes: 1 N. Forest Beach Drive. 342-2611. www. Tiki Hut: Beachfront location; live music, specialty frozen cocktails. 1 South Forest Beach Drive at the Beach House. 785-5126. o

TJ’s Take and Bake Pizza: Fresh dough pizzas with premium ingredients you can bake at home; call ahead for faster service. 11 Palmetto Bay Road in the Island Crossing Center. 842-8253, ld Topside at the Quarterdeck: Steaks and seafood in a casual setting with sunset views over Calibogue Sound. Harbour Town, Sea Pines. 8421999. d Trattoria Divina: Northern Italian coastal cuisine. 33 Office Park Road. 686-4442, d Truffles Cafe (south end): American cuisine - Homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta, ribs, steak

Ingredients: 2 6-ounce cans of tuna fish (packed in oil) 1/2 red onion 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 celery branches Salt and fresh ground pepper 1 20-ounce bag Alexia Parmesan Lemon Waffle Fries 12 small slices of cheddar cheese 3 Roma tomatoes

& seafood. Terrace dining available, Happy Hour daily 4-7. Reservations accepted 785-3663. 8 Executive Park Road. ld Truffles Cafe (Sea Pines): American cuisine - Homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta, ribs, steak & seafood. Happy Hour daily 4-7. Reservations accepted 671-6136. 71 Lighthouse Road. Sea Pines Center. ld

Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Drain oil from tuna and add to a large mixing bowl. Finely dice the half of red onion and celery branches and add to the bowl with the tuna. Add the mayonnaise, salt and pepper to the bowl and combine ingredients. Bake the Parmesan Lemon Waffle Fries according to the package instructions. When finished, remove the fries from the oven and top each fry with a spoonful of the tuna mixture. Place a slice of cheddar cheese on top of each and return to the oven until the cheese melts. Remove from the oven and top each fry with a slice of Roma tomato. Serve immediately.

Watusi: Premium soft-serve frozen yogurt, smoothie and coffee cafe. 71 Pope Avenue. 686-5200. Wild Wing Café: Happy Hour, 4-8 p.m. Tuesday: Trivia Night. Wednesday: Tacos and Ritas Night, plus karaoke. Thursday-Saturday: Live music. 72 Pope Avenue. 785-9464. ldo

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dining | WHERE TO EAT



WINE & CHEESE IF YOU PLEASE: 24 Palmetto Bay Rd. Suit G. 842-1200. WRECK OF THE SALTY DOG: South Beach Marina Village, Sea Pines. 6717327. ld

BLUFFTON AMIGOS CAFE Y CANTINA (BLUFFTON): Ultra-casual, funky. 133 Towne Drive. 815-8226. ld ATLANTA BREAD COMPANY: 11 Towne Drive. 815-2479. ld BADABINGS PIZZA AND PASTA: 68 Bluff ton Road. 836-9999. ld BLUFFTON BBQ: 11 State of Mind Street. 757-7427, bluff ld BLUFFTON FAMILY SEAFOOD HOUSE: 27 Dr. Mellichamp Drive. 7574010. ld

TRUFFLES Pope: 785-3663 • Sea Pines: 671-6138 • B’ton: 815-5554

BRITISH OPEN PUB: Authentic British food. 60 Sun City Lane. 705-4005 and 1 Sheridan Park Drive, 815-6736. Ldo BUFFALOS RESTAURANT: 476 Mount Pelia Road inside Palmetto Bluff. 7066500 CAHILL’S MARKET & CHICKEN KITCHEN: 1055 May River Rd. 7572921. ld CAPTAIN WOODY’S: 17 State of Mind Street in the Calhoun Street Promenade. 757-6222. ldo CHOO CHOO BBQ XPRESS: Awardwinning barbecue served from Bluff ton’s famed red caboose. 8157675. ldo CLAUDE & ULI’S BISTRO: American and continental cuisine. 1533 Fording Island Road. 837-3336. ld COCONUTS BAR & GRILLE: Good food and cold drinks at Bluff ton’s only dance club. Open 4 p.m. “until.” 39

TRY THIS AT HOME MEDITERRANEAN CAFE MOCHA BARS Total time: 1 hour Makes 8 inch tray Ingredients: 1 box Old London Whole Wheat or Sesame Melba Toast 1 package mini marshmallows 2 ounces 100 percent baking chocolate, squares or chips 10 ounces bittersweet baking chocolate, squares or chips 8 ounces butter 1 tablespoon instant ground espresso 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 eggs 2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup chocolate chips Caramel sauce and vanilla Greek frozen yogurt (optional)


Directions: Preheat the oven to 325 F. Melt together baking chocolate, bittersweet baking chocolate, butter and espresso in a bowl over a pot of gently simmering water. Combine the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract in a metal bowl or in the bowl of an electric mixer and heat over simmering water until it is warm to the touch. Whip on high using an electric mixer with whisk attachment until pale (approximately 3 to 4 minutes). Add melted chocolate to the egg mixture. Fold in sifted flour, baking powder and salt. Finish with chocolate chips. Place half the brownie mixture into a buttered, floured, and parchment lined 8-inch cake pan. Lay a layer Melba Toast across the whole surface in one even layer. Next, scatter a layer of mini marshmallows evenly across the toast layer. Cover the marshmallows with the rest of the brownie mixture and bake at 325 F for approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Use a toothpick to check if done. Once cool, cut into squares and add a scoop of vanilla Greek frozen yogurt or caramel sauce if desired.

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M Partner Promotion


Owner Leslie Rohland creates a new vibe in Old Town. If you haven’t yet, you owe it to yourself to just once go down to Old Town Bluffton’s Calhoun Street some early morning. Especially those of you on-island who might never have seen Calhoun Street at all, much less at the break of dawn when it is at its most peaceful. There, in the first light of day, you’ll find that the uncanny atmosphere of stepping into another time has been magnified tenfold. Somehow, the magnolia blossoms seem brighter. The porches of the antebellum homes seem wider. Even the air smells sweeter. That last, part, incidentally, is not some byproduct of old time Southern charm. It’s not some trick your mind is playing on you as your eyes follow the jasmine vines up white picket fences. That mouth-watering sweet smell playing on the breezes is coming from The Cottage, a Bluffton landmark that has become as synonymous with Old Town as palmettos growing out of sidewalks and cool breezes coming off the May. In just a few short years, barely the blink of an eye to the live oaks around it, The Cottage has become a staple of Old Town’s charm. It’s hard not to be enchanted by the cozy cottage nestled amongst the oaks, where front porch diners listen to the relaxing babble of the fountain out

front and passersby stop to admire the mix of herbs that grow along the wrought iron fence. Of course, if The Cottage seems like it has been there forever, it’s because in some sense it has. Before it was The Cottage, it was just a cottage, the residence of Confederate veteran J.J. Carson. He built it in 1868, and in 2007 it was restored by Thomas Viljac. Shortly after, this quaint cottage right on Calhoun Street inspired Leslie Rohland to, in her own words, “Go where her passion lies.” Rohland had at that point been doing a bustling trade at the Bluffton Farmers Market selling mouth-watering baked goods as the Bluffton Muffin Company, but here she saw the opportunity to expand. Rohland opened The Cottage soon after, expanding on her famous baked goods to include a wide selection of teas and a sumptuous menu that runs the gamut from fresh-pressed paninis to fresh-caught seafood. It turns out, following her passion was the right move. Now, while the cakes and pastries greet diners inside the door, it is the vast menu that keeps them coming back. Somehow, the tiny kitchen just beyond the bakery case is able to put out fresh fish, burgers, salads, gumbo, shrimp and grits, and mouth-watering pot pies

with a devotion to quality evident in each dish. And that’s just the lunch menu; we haven’t even touched on the dinner menu yet. Or the tapas. Or the brunch menu. While the variety has expanded, the attention to the details that matter has not. Rohland takes pride in locally sourcing her ingredients, with produce coming from no farther than Columbia and seafood coming from no farther than Savannah. And of course, with the Bluffton Farmers Market happening right outside her door every Thursday, Rohland knows one day a week where she can count on the kitchen running full speed. “We do 200 loaves of bread every Thursday,” she said with a smile. “It’s crazy.” As if that weren’t enough, they also offer a special tapas menu on Thursdays at 5 p.m. to draw in the farmer’s market crowd. And all this is somehow done in a tiny cottage that, at nearly 150 years of age, still feels like a home. The Cottage is open for dinner Friday and Saturday, lunch Monday through Saturday, brunch on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and, for those wanting to take in Calhoun Street in all its early-morning glory, Monday through Saturday for breakfast. Visit for details. May 2012

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Persimmon Street. 757-0602. do Corks Neighborhood Wine Bar: Happy Hour, 4-6 p.m. daily. Fridays: Live bluegrass music, 8-11 p.m. 1297 May River Road. 815-5168. do

mellow mushroom

HHI: 686-2474 B’ton: 706-0800

Corner Perk: 142 Burnt Church Road. 816-5674. bl The Cottage Cafe, Bakery and Tea Room: Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea; fruit tarts, cakes and fresh breads. Calhoun Street. 7570508. bl DiVino Fine Italian Cuisine and Steaks: Fine Italian cuisine and fresh local seafood. 1555 Fording Island Road in Moss Creek Village. 815-9000. d Downtown Deli: Soups, sandwiches, Italian specialties. 27 Dr. Mellichamp Drive. 815-5005. bl

Kelly’s Tavern: 11B Buckingham Plantation Drive. 837-3353. bldo Kickin’ chicken: 1011 Fording Island Rd. in the Best Buy Shopping Center. 836-5040. ldo Kinfolks gullah grub: Bluffton’s only authentic Gullah restaurant. Sheridan Park. 815-4782. bldo Kobe Japanese Restaurant: Japanese cuisine, sushi bar, hibachi available at dinner. 30 Plantation Park Drive. 757-6688. ld

fiddlehead pizza: Artisan pizLonghorn: Classic steaks inside zas made with Tanger I. 705-7001. wild yeast from ld Naples, Italy, bluffton plus an array of craft beers. 142 Los Jalapeno’s Burnt Church Mexican Grill: Road. 757-6466. www.fiddleheadpizza. The Bridge Center. 837-2333. ld com. ld Fiesta Fresh Mexican Grill: 876 Fording Island Road (Hwy. 278), Suite 1. 706-7280. ld Giuseppi’s Pizza and Pasta: Pizza, sandwiches and fresh pasta dishes. Tuesdays: Live trivia. 25 Bluffton Road. 815-9200. ld hana sushi and Japanese fusion: 1534 Fording Island Road. 837-3388. ld Honeybaked Ham: Ham baked with a special recipe, variety of side dishes. 1060 Fording Island Road. 815-7388. bld Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q: 872 Fording Island Road. 706-9741. www.jimnnicks. com. ld Katie O’Donald’s: Steaks, seafood and sandwiches in an Irish pub atmosphere. 1008 Fording Island Road (Kittie’s Crossing). 815-5555. www. ldo 116

May River Grill: Fresh fish. 1263 May River Road. 757-5755. Closed Sundays. ld Mellow Mushroom: Pizza, salads, subs, take-out available. 878 Fording Island Road. 706-0800. ldo 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 Metropolitan Lounge and Bistro: European-style martini bar and bistro. Happy Hour, 5-8 p.m. Live entertainment nightly. 1050 Fording Island Road (in the Target Center). 815-7222. www.metropolitanlounge. com. do Montana’s Grizzly Bar: Happy Hour, 4-7 p.m. daily and all day

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Tuesday. Nightly specials after 7 p.m. 16 Kittie’s Landing Road. 815-2327. ldo Mulberry Street Trattoria: Authentic, multi-regional Italian cuisine, NYC deli sandwiches and oldworld entrees. 1476 Fording Island Road. 837-2426. lds Outback Steakhouse: Steaks and more. 100 Buckwalter Place. 757-9888. ld Panda Chinese Restaurant: Lunch buffet. 25 Bluffton Road. 8156790. ld Paulie’s Coal-Fired Pizza: Awardwinning pizzas. Berkeley Place off Buckwalter. 757-3500. ldO Pepper’s Porch and Back Bar: 1255 May River Road. 757-2295. www. do Pour Richard’s: Balances worldly flavors with soul and “Southern comfort;” features Bluffton’s only wood-fire oven. 4376 Bluffton Parkway. 757-1999. do The Pub at Old Carolina: 91 Old Carolina Road. Food, happy hour, and three big screen HDTVs right by the Old Carolina Clubhouse. 757-6844. d River House Restaurant: 476 Mount Pelia Road in Palmetto Bluff. 706-6500. ld Robert Irvine’s Nosh!: Inside Tanger II. Lunch, dinner, pastries and Starbucks coffee. 837-5765. ld Ruan Thai Cuisine II: 26 Towne Drive, Belfair Town Village. 757-9479. ld Saigon Cafe: Vietnamese cuisine from soups to sandwiches. 1304 Fording Island Road. 837-1800. www. bld Sake House: G1017 Fording Island Road Ste 105. Great sushi and teppanyaki favorites. 706-9222. ld Sigler’s Rotisserie: Fine food in a relaxed atmosphere. Private dining room available.12 Sheridan Park Circle. 815-5030. d 118

Sippin’ Cow Cafe: Sandwiches, soups, specials. 1230 May River Road. 757-5051. bl Squat N’ Gobble: BBQ, burgers, Greek food. 1231 May River Road. 7574242. bld Stooges Cafe: Serving breakfast all day, full lunch menu, lunch specials and dessert menu. 25 Sherington Drive. 706-6178. bl Sublime Prime: 163 Bluffton Road, Suite F. Sizzling steaks, wine and more. 815-6900. d The Tavern: 51 Riverwalk Blvd., Suite 3G. Open Mondays-Saturdays for lunch and dinner. 645-2333. www. ld traxx restaurant & lounge: Pizza, sandwiches, sliders and more located inside Station 300. 25 Innovation Dr. 815-2695. ldo Truffles Cafe: Homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta, ribs, steak & seafood. Outdoor dining available, Happy Hour 4-7 daily. Reservations accepted 815-5551. 91 Towne Drive Belfair Towne ld Upper Crust: Pizza, subs, grinders, pasta, wraps, salads. Moss Creek Village. 837-5111. ld Vineyard 55: Premier Wine, Cheese and Craft Beer Boutique offering wine and artisanal cheese tastings. Space available for private events. 55 Calhoun Street. d Walnuts Café: Regional ingredients and creative cultural flavors, with an emphasis on fresh and local. 70 Pennington Drive in Sheridan Park. 815-2877. bls Wild Wing Café (Bluffton): 1188 Fording Island Road. 837-9453. 8379453. ld Daufuskie island Marshside Mama’s Cafe: Island specialties. 15 Haig Point Road on County Landing, Daufuskie Island. 785-4755. ld M

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Monday Jazz Corner: Martin Lesch Band W/ vocalist Whitley Deputy: New Orleans/Delta Blues/Tributes to Ray Charles Big Bamboo Cafe: Chris and Christian’s Beach Party from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. The Jazz Corner: The Martin Lesch band featuring Whitley Deputy San Miguel’s: Chris Jones Kingfisher: Tableside magic with Joseph the Magician.

Tuesday Pepper’s Porch: Open mic night with Johnny O Bomboras: Craig Cain Big Bamboo Café: Tom “Vegas” Vicario plays the classics at 9 p.m. The Jazz Corner: Bob Masteller’s Jazz Corner Quintet (May 15,29) and Gina Rene (May 8,22) San Miguel’s: David Marshall Salty Dog Cafe: Bruce Crichton or Dave Kemmerly starting May 24 from 6-10 p.m. Shelter Cove Harbour: Shannon Tanner, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bistro Mezzaluna: Cairie Riney Powers with Light Jazz with Larry Pop on clarinet and vocals Bomboras: Jeffry Watson Big Bamboo Cafe: Reggae at 10 p.m. Kingfisher: Acoustic favorites from Pete Carroll at 6 p.m. Electric Piano: Sterlin & Shuvette (sponsored by Cruzan Rum) The Jazz Corner: The Bobby Ryder Quartet (May 2, 16, 30) and the Earl Williams Quartet (May 9, 23) Salty Dog Cafe: Bruce Crichton or Dave Kemmerly starting May 24 from 6-10 p.m. Sante Fe Cafe: Reymundo Elias from 7-10 p.m. San Miguel’s: Mike Korbar

Fusion: Live DJ’s Wee and Vic Thursday Kingfisher: Classic rock with David Wingo at 6:30 p.m. Bomboras: Reid Richman Big Bamboo Café: Jack The Jammer plays all Jimmy Buffet covers 6:30-9:30 p.m. also Thursday, open mic night with Phil Mullins, 10 p.m. Captain Woody’s (Bluffton): Jim Davidson 7-10 p.m. Electric Piano: Chris and Christian (sponsored by Captain Morgan Black) The Jazz Corner: Lavon & Louise Ela’s Blu Water Grille: 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Dean St. Hilaire and island artists. Salty Dog Cafe: Bruce Crichton or Dave Kemmerly starting May 24 from 6-10 p.m. San Miguel’s: Eric Daubert Sante Fe Cafe: Reymundo Elias from 7-10 p.m. Kingfisher: Classic rock by David Wingo at 6:30 p.m.

Salty Dog Cafe: Bruce Crichton or Dave Kemmerly starting May 24 from 6-10 p.m. Sante Fe Cafe: Reymundo Elias from 7-10 p.m. Saturday Pepper’s Porch: Spike Ivory Band Mellow Mushroom: Karaoke Night Bomboras: Jeffrey Watson Captain Woody’s (Bluffton): Jordan Ross 7-10 p.m. Electric Piano: Jalapeno Brothers, May 5, Cranford & Sons, May 12, Sterlin & Shuvette May 19 & 26. San Miguel’s: Tommy Sims Salty Dog Café: Bruce Crichton or Dave Kemmerly 5-9 p.m. Sante Fe Cafe: Reymundo Elias from 7-10 p.m. Mellow Mushroom: Karaoke on Hilton Head. Salty Dog Cafe: Bruce Crichton or Dave Kemmerly starting May 24 from 6-10 p.m. Shelter Cove Harbour: Shannon Tanner, 6:30 p.m. Big Bamboo: Reid Richmond, 10 p.m.

Friday Kingfisher: Earl Williams Band playing jazz, blues and motown at 6 p.m. Big Bamboo: The Beagles play the Beatles from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Bistro Mezzaluna: Target Band at 8 p.m. Electric Piano: Chris and Christian Captain Woody’s (Bluffton): Mike Korbar 7-10 p.m. Electric Piano: Cranford & Sons (sponsored by Jim Beam Red Stag) The Jazz Corner: The Jeff Phillips Collective (May 4 & 5), Lynn Roberts (May 11 & 12), Teri Rini Powers (May 18-19), Marlena Smalls (May 25-26) San Miguel’s: Davis Marshall

Sunday Bomboras: John Cranford The Jazz Corner: Deas Guyz playing R&B and Motown San Miguel’s: Kirk O’Leary Electric Piano: Kelli’s Karaoke starting Memorial Day Weekend (May 27). Salty Dog Cafe: Bruce Crichton or Dave Kemmerly starting May 24 from 6-10 p.m. Kingfisher: Tableside magic with Joseph the Magician. at the hilton head comedy club May 1-5: Dwight Slade May 8-13: Kristen Key May 15-20 Keith Alberstadt May 22-27: Jimmy Carroll May 29-June3: Kenny Rodgerson

Events listed subject to change To have your live music and nightlife offerings published in Monthly, email schedule for the coming month to May 2012

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These are a few of my favorite things

…for Mother’s Day!

LEMON SOUFFLÉ PANCAKES WITH BERRIES These are a lot easier than the “soufflé” title suggests. You make the batter in a food processor then fold in whipped egg whites for a very light and fluffy pancake. These are perfect for breakfast or as a dessert. You could also substitute lemon for orange or even vanilla. The combinations are endless.

They’re not schnitzel with noodles or crisp apple strudels. And none of it needs to be in a brown paper package tied up with string. I thought I’d share easy, packed-with-flavor recipes that would make my Mother’s Day – especially if I didn’t have to spend it in the kitchen (take the hint, family)!

MAKES 8-10 PANCAKES 3 eggs, separated 1 cup ricotta cheese Freshly grated peel from 2 lemons Juice of 2 lemons, about 6 tablespoons 1 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ cup flour Pinch of salt Combine the egg yolks, ricotta, sugar, vegetable oil, sugar, lemon peel and juice in a food processor or blender. Process 20 seconds. Add baking powder, flour and salt. Process 10 seconds until smooth. Scrape down the sides if necessary. Pour batter into a large bowl, set aside. In another large bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold egg whites gently into batter. Cook on hot griddle for 2 minutes per side, until pancakes are golden.


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CHICKEN MILANESE WITH ARUGULA & TOMATO SALAD This dish, paired with peppery arugula, chopped tomatoes and a drizzle of aged balsamic vinegar is packed with flavor and a super cinch to make. A firm fish fillet or pounded-down rib veal chop would work just as well with this method. MAKES 4 SERVINGS 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, pounded down to ½ inch thickness 1 ½ cups grated Parmesan cheese 2 large eggs, slightly beaten 1 ½ cups Italian seasoned panko breadcrumbs Light olive oil for frying 4-6 ripe plum tomatoes, seeded and diced 2 cups baby arugula leaves Lemon wedges for serving (optional) Balsamic vinegar

BANANA TARTE TATIN A slightly different take on the traditional apple or pear upside down tart. Using only four ingredients makes this a snap to make, and four ingredients never tasted so good. Make sure you use firm bananas and a generous amount of sugar. MAKES ONE 9” OR FOUR 5” TARTES 4-5 tablespoons butter, softened not melted 8-10 tablespoons light brown sugar 4-5 firm bananas cut into ¼ inch slices on the round 1 sheet of packaged puff pastry, thawed

Use the dry wet dry method to bread the chicken – first dredge each chicken breast in Parmesan cheese, then dip in beaten egg, then into the breadcrumbs. Set aside. Heat a little olive in a large skillet over medium heat. Working in batches if necessary, lightly fry chicken until golden brown on each side and cooked through, about 4-5 minutes per side. Transfer to plates, top with arugula, tomatoes, and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Serve immediately.

Special equipment: one 9” solid bottom tarte pan or four 5” crème brulee dishes Preheat oven to 400°F. Spread bottom of tarte pan with butter. Sprinkle sugar evenly over bottom. Place bananas on top of sugar, overlapping slightly. Top with puff pastry sheet folding edges to completely cover bananas. Transfer tarte to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the filling bubbles and the pastry is golden and puffed. Invert onto a large plate and serve with ice cream.

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than 8 feet above mean sea level”

Take the tour The following represents just some of the many craft beers you’ll find at the Hilton Head Island Taste of Summer Craft Beer Festival, May 19. Check back at the website, as the festival nears to see the updated list.

INTERNATIONAL BEERS ( these beers will be featured in limited quantities - 2 ounce samples )

Kasteel Tripel: Belgium Omer Belgian Blond: Belgium


Beer has people seeing their suds


Steenbrugge Tripel

Three Monts – Golden Ale

in a whole new light. BY BARRY KAUFMAN

For some, just the word alone might conjure up visions of Greek-lettered frat boys pouring Natural Light down their friend’s gullet via a beer bong.

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But for an increasing number of people, the word inspires visions of brilliant fields of grains, tall poles bristling with pinescented hops and the invisible dance of yeast and sugar called fermentation. For these people, the craft beer movement has introduced them to beer not merely as the lubrication that helps a football game go down, but as an art form as old as the pyramids, and as complex as any bottle of wine worth twice as much. While the roots of beer itself go back nearly as far as recorded history, the roots of the modern craft beer movement are more appropriate for this space. In the 1980s, fresh off the 1978 legalization of homebrewing, a new trend in microbreweries emerged, including famed brew Sierra Nevada. Emphasizing flavor and quality over the cheap, easy-to-produce offerings of the larger breweries, these microbreweries skyrocketed in popularity. This movement, after a few decades, gave birth to craft beer. A nebulous definition created by the Brewers Association, a craft beer brewer must be, quote, “small, independent and traditional,” meaning they must produce fewer than 2 million barrels per year, must be no more than 25 percent owned by one of the big breweries (Anheuser Busch-inBev or MillerCoors) and must use traditional brewing methods (having an all malt flagship and using adjuncts such as rice and corn only to enhance flavor, rather than lighten flavor and fill). And around here especially, craft beer has found a home. One place where beer is celebrated as art is Bomboras Grille, where the beer menu is almost as extensive as the wine menu (editor’s pick: Allagash Tripel). “The main reason people seem to be enjoying the craft beer trend, to put it pure and simple, is taste,” said Jeff Gerber, GM and owner of Bomboras Grille. “As opposed to ‘commercial’ beers, where many of them have similar flavor profiles, craft beers cover a much wider spectrum.” And while many in the Lowcountry are just discovering the wonders of craft beer, The Lodge has been carrying the banner for years. The Lodge was originally formatted as a

CRAFT BEER | monthly

martini and cigar bar, and when Hilton Head went non-smoking, they were unable to continue in that direction. The owners started the first Brew Pub in the state of South Carolina in 1994 and one of the owners, Tony Arcuri, had attended the American Craft Brewer’s Academy. Naturally, it seemed the opportune time to convert The Lodge into a craft beer bar. When asked what he thought was the reason behind craft beer’s popularity, Arcuri answered simply: choice. “These beers are brewed in small batches by people whose passion is beer and it’s reflective in the products that they put out,” he said. Bob Prust, the owner of Growlers Craft Beer and Ales, has another theory on craft beer’s new status as the “It” drink. “It’s been a function of the economy,” he said, “You get complexity in a craft beer now that is more affordable and equal to the complexity you’d see in fine wines.” Prust should know. For the last two years, islanders have been filling those signature glass jugs with craft beers from all points of the globe. “Craft beer grew 15 percent last year,” Prust noted. “And with that, regional pockets developed. We’re withing driving distance of Beer City, USA, Asheville, NC.” As with any surging trend, it’s not only nurtured the entrepreneurial spirit, it has in turn been nurtured by those it supports. Willy and Cooper Cram were two Hilton Head Island boys who had their eyes opened to the craft beer world during an internship at a Dutch Brewery. They realized the American distribution system made it nearly impossible for smaller brewers to gain market share. They founded Bear Island Distributors to help spread the word. “As far as the market in general, it’s blowing up,” said Willy. “Countrywide, you’ve seen doubledigit growth. Locally, people are taking notice.” Willy notes the growing number of festivals springing up around the craft beer movement as a sign of its health locally. In March, locals enjoyed both the Bluffton Bold Beer Bash and Firkenstock, a beer festival organized by the Bluffton Rotary (Prust, one of the event organizers, noted with pride that the “Golden Firken” for best beer at Firkenstock stayed in South Carolina, with Greenville’s Thomas Creek Brewery taking the prize). And as monthly magazine happenstance would have it, there’s another festival coming up. Continues on page 124 >> May 2012

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AMERICAN CRAFT BREWERIES Continued from page 123 The Hilton Head Taste of Summer Craft Beer Festival will be held from 2-6 p.m. May 19 at Shelter Cove Harbour. It’s the latest in a string of craft beer-inspired festivals organized by Bearfoot Sports. Mark Weisner, the mastermind behind the festival, will follow up the highly successful Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival and Bluffton Bold Beer Bash with the inaugural event this May, but it’s hardly his first. “We started doing beer festivals 20 years ago, from 1993-2003,” he explained. “We got out of it because back then South Carolina was a 5.0 state and quite frankly, the craft beer wasn’t that great. It kind of got boring, because it was the same beers.” Thankfully for Hilton Head’s hopheads, it didn’t last. “About four years ago, S.C. changed that cap on beer. At the same time, craft beer got much better. And so back in November I thought it was a good time to get back into that arena again. We do it because we like beer.” The festivals not only give established beer enthusiasts something to look forward to, it also helps introduce new converts to craft beer. “People are reluctant to go into a store and pay $10-12 for a six-pack. But sampling events help people discover new beers.” And in discovering new beers, they rediscover the ancient art of craft brewing that is making a delicious comeback. Check out the full list of brews available for sampling at the Hilton Head Taste of Summer Craft Beer Festival at M 124

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Allagash Anchor Steam Anderson Valley Brewing Company Avery Brewing Company Boston Beer Bottle Tree Beer Company Carolina Brewery Harpoon Brewery Leffe Mad River Brewing Company

Lightning Brewery New South Brewery Palmetto Brewing Company

New Belgium Brewery Piggly Wiggly’s Pig Swig

Sierra Nevada

Stone Brewery



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Short List

Livie Schwardt plays the title role of Eva Peron in May River Theatre Co.’s production of “Evita” this month.

Welcome to town, population of Ohio! Here’s what we have lined up for you.

Kiwanis Rib Burnoff Tie on your apron, leave your good shirt at home and join the Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head in a celebration of swine, a paean of pork, and a revelry of ribs. Check out page 130 for all the juicy details.

char-monica solo!


Hilton Head Island Craft Beer Festival Come join the growing movement of brewers and imbibers who demand that their beer actually taste like beer. Check out page 122.

The fish was how big?


Pint the way

How to Succeed... The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina brings one of Broadway’s hottest plays to the Lowcountry with “How to Succeed in Business, Without Really Trying.” The answer is, obviously, a snappy bow tie. Read the details on page 129. The original Mad Men

MayFest OK, so technically the Bluffton Village Festival. It’s still MayFest to us. Check out page 138 for details.

Argentina comes to Bluffton The May River Theater, the tiny auditorium that puts on huge shows, has done it again. The Tony Award-winning Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Weber musical Evita is currently playing at May River Theater through May 27, starring Livie Schwardt as Eva Peron, Daniel Cort as Che Guevara and Pete Zeleznik as Juan Peron. MRT mainstay Wendell McNeal will direct, Adam Rich will serve as musical director and Jody Dupuis will serve as choreographer. So how does a theater tucked in Ulmer Auditorium in Old Town Bluffton manage to put on such a lavish Broadway spectacle in such a tiny space? “We have to be innovative,” said producer Ed Dupuis. “That’s the proper word.” The innovation must be working. According to Dupis, Evita is demolishing their usual box office records. When the box office opened April 16 to take reserve seating orders, the theater sold $2,000 in tickets, double the usual take for an opening night. And in the days between then Find Waldo

and Monthly’s press date, they’d been averaging another $1,000. “A lot of people like the show,” Dupuis casually understated. Evita will open at 8 p.m. on May 11. Performances will follow on May 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 with 3 p.m. Sunday matinees on May 13, 20 and 27. Reserve seating can be purchased for $20 through May 25 by calling 843-815-5581. May River Theater is located in Ulmer Auditorium in Bluffton Town Hall at the corner of Pritchard and Bridge streets in downtown Bluffton. Che stood for revolution, not photos

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lowcountry calendar On stage Tea at 5: 8 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees May 1-13 at SC Repertory Theatre, 136 Beach City Rd. Tea at Five captures the fiery spirit of Katherine Hepburn in a one-woman show featuring Peggt Trecker White recounting Hepburn’s journey from a well-heeled Yankee childhood to winner of four Oscars. Written by Matthew Lombardo and directed by Pat Haskell. 843-342-2057, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying: May 1-27 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Fresh off a smash-hit Broadway revival, don’t miss the proverbial mad men tackle 1960s corporate America. With the aid of a trusty self-help book, wily window washer J. Pierrepont Finch enjoys a riotous rise up the corporate ladder in this dancing Broadway musical. Featuring such well-known hits as “Believe in You,” “The Company Way,” and “Brotherhood of Man.” Can he get the promotion, the corner office and the girl? Winner of 10 Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. $50-$55 adult; $35-$39 child. 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. May 27. Check out page 129 for the full story. 843-842-ARTS, 80th Reunion: a Musical Comedy by Jim Herring: 3 p.m. May 6 at ARTworks, , 2127 Boundary Street in Beaufort. Enjoy a staged Reading in ARTworks’ Black Box Theater of “80th Reunion,” a parody of retirement living and the medical profession. The playwright, Jim Herring, is a retired resident of Beaufort, and describes the play as “goofy and risque.” One night only, all seats are $12. 843-379-2787, www. Concert on the Green: 6:30 p.m. May 10 at Palmetto Bluff. Palmetto Bluff and The Jazz Corner are pleased to present a Concert on the Green, an evening celebrating jazz and blues. Proceeds from 126

the concert will benefit The Junior Jazz Foundation, an organization aimed at furthering jazz and blues education in the Lowcountry region. First Set features The Jazz Corner All-Stars: Reggie Deas; Lavon Stevens and Louise Spencer; Teri Rini Powers and Larry Kopp; and Bill and Betsy Peterson. Second Set features “A Salute to Ellington, Mercer & Armstrong” with Bob Masteller’s Jazz Corner Quintet featuring Special Guest Vocalist Gina Rene’. $25 per car at the gate on May 10th benefits The Junior Jazz Foundation. Statesboro Youth Chorale: 7 p.m. May 11 at First Presbyterian Church. The Statesboro Youth Chorale will present a free concert at First Presbyterian Church. The chorale is a regional community children’s choir founded in 1991. Under Sarah Hancock, artistic director, the chorale has grown to encompass three choirs: the Resident Choir for students ages 8-11, the Concert Choir for 11-13 year olds, and the Vox Novum, comprised of high school singers. 843-681-3696, America Sings! Presented by the Hilton Head Choral Society: 7 p.m. May 27 at First Presbyterian Church and May 28 at Holy Family Catholic Church. This annual Memorial Day concert is enhanced this year by the addition of brass and percussion. The program begins with the presentation of the colors and singing of the National Anthem, and will close with a salute to the Armed Forces. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $20 for preferred seating. 843-341-3818,

the arts Promising Picassos: May 1-5 at Pineland Station. Student art is on display in the annual Promising Picassos Student Art Exhibition presented by the Island School Council for the Arts. The gallery-style exhibit showcases art from the students Continues on page 130 >>

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The Port Royal Sound Foundation is dedicated to the betterment and conservation of the connected waters and lands of our unique salt marsh ecosystem, the Port Royal Sound Estuary. We are excited to announce, the Port Royal Sound Foundation’s future home and Port Royal Sound Maritime Center will be located on Lemon Island, the heart of the Port Royal Sound. Join us and help build the excitement! Learn how you can connect at


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Down to business How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, the Broadway hit musical that pulled the curtain back on Corporate America, is now playing at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Winner of seven Tonys and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this irreverent satire mocks big business and all its behind-the-scene machinations with a hilarious score and script. “It’s one of the most brilliant musical theater pieces written for the American stage,” said New York actor Anthony Christian Daniel, who is playing the lead role of J. Pierrepont Finch in the Arts Center production. “There’s never

a moment of true politics. It’s just light-hearted fun.” Finch’s adventures up the corporate ladder are dictated by a self-help book with the same title as the play. Following the guide’s instructions, he moves up from window washer to mailroom clerk at the World Wide Wicket Company on Park Avenue. The era of the early ‘60s has gained popularity of late with TV shows like “Mad Men” and “Pan Am.” “Pink and black were a popular combination back then,” said Arts Center Costume Designer and Director Jennifer Correll. “For the men, it was the sharkskin suit.”

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About half of the costumes in the show are vintage. The other half are contemporary clothing bought online or at a local department store. “It’s really hard to tell them apart,” Correll said. “Most people wouldn’t know the difference.” The set, designed by six-time Emmy-winner Bob Phillips, also will have a retro look with a pop

of color. “The hardest thing was finding little manual typewriters like they used in the ‘60s,” Phillips said. Tickets are $55, $39 for children 15 and younger, and may be purchased at the Arts Center box office, online at or by phone with a credit card by calling 842-ARTS (2787).

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Continued from page 126 of southern Beaufort County public, private and home schools. Promising Picassos is designed to present student talent, build confidence and encourage continued studies in the arts. Exhibit on view from 2-5 p.m. on weekdays, 12-5 p.m. on weekends. 843-681-5381, PromisingArtists. org Eclectic: May 1-27 at the Art League of Hilton Head, Walter Greer Gallery in the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Enjoy an exhibition of ceramics by Sheri Farbstein, with an artist opening from 5-8 p.m. May 3. 843-681-5060, www.artleaguehhi. org Sister Act: May 1-31 at the Hilton Head Island Library. Artists Carol Vivona and Barbara Crotty, who happen to be sisters, display their work in watercolor, Chinese ink, and printing for viewing and for sale at the Hilton Head Library. Reception from 4-6 p.m. May 1. The Seabrook Resident Art Show: 4-6 p.m. May 4 at Seabrook auditorium, 300 Woodhaven Dr. Enjoy complimentary wine and cheese while visiting with artists Walter Greer, Jim Fannon, Suzanne Plowden, Peter Geer, June Eggert, Virginia Ginn and Helen Hawkins, to name a few. An array of art will be featured including oils, photography and collage. 843-842-3747 Bluffton Changing Tides: 4-8 p.m. May 4 at Four Corners Art Gallery, Bluffton. Four Corners Art Gallery invites you to join them for the book release party of Bluffton’s first photographic


coffee table book featuring photography by Marge Agin, “Bluffton Changing Tides.” Refreshments will be served. 843-785-8185 Springtime in Paris: 1 p.m. May 5 at the Jack Nicklaus Clubhouse, Colleton River. The Art League of Hilton Head presents its 24th annual Art and Flowers Lunch, with a boutique, silent auction, French cuisine and a fashion show by Palmettoes. $40 to attend, $10 for preview-only tickets to view exhibits. 843 342-7349, Hilton Head Island Art Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 26 and 27 at Shelter Cove Harbour. Paintings, jewelry, sculpture and more will all be on display at the annual Hilton Head Island Art Festival. This annual tradition designed to appeal to all tastes and budgets gives festival-goers an opportunity to explore original handmade artwork including the newest creations by artists from across the country. Admission is free and open to the public. 561-746-6615, www.artfestival. com

festivals Rib Burnoff and Barbecue Fest: 12-4 p.m. May 19 at Honey Horn. The annual salute to the great Southern tradition of barbecue returns, with The Kiwanis Club expecting full participation from restaurants and amateurs alike. Beer, wine, soda, hot dogs and ice cream will also be available for purchase.,, or

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lowcountry calendar Hilton Head Taste of Summer Craft Beer Festival: 2-6 p.m. May 19 at Shelter Cove Harbour. The festival will feature a variety of about 60-70 different summer and seasonal beers from up to 25 craft breweries. Tasting held from 2 -6 p.m. Check out our special look at craft beer, page 122, to learn more. 34th Annual Bluffton Village Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 12. The quirkiest little festival you’ll ever fall in love with returns, with all the hijinx, charm and ugly dogs you’ve come to expect. See page 138 for details.

athletics National Bike Month Proclamation: 4 p.m. May 1 at Hilton Head Town Hall. For those coming out of this mild winter with a few more pounds than usual, now is the perfect time to take a couple off. And what better way in this ideal spring weather than to make cycling a regular part of your day? The Hilton Head Island Bicycle Advisory Committee – an offshoot of the island’s success last year in achieving Silver Level status as a Bicycle Friendly Community – has compiled a list of activities and events that will recognize the bicycle presence and opportunities to ride in the region.  Details about these programs and events can be found on the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce website at  Beyond the May 1 proclamation, the month will include a biking clinic at 10 a.m. May 14 at Sea Pines Country Club, a Ride of Silence observing bike safety and acknowledging those who have been injured in bike crashes, plus the National Bike Challenge – the LAB encourages riders to track their bicycle mileage during National Bike Month on its website. Beaufort County PALS Summer Camp Registration: Registration for Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services Summer Camp runs until May 4 at the Buckwalter Recreation Center in Bluffton. Participants must provide a completed application and a birth certificate. Applications can be obtained online at www. or at the Buckwalter Recreation Center. 843-255-6710 Relay for Life: 6 p.m. May 4 to 6 a.m. May 5 at Island Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Rd. Relay is a family event that gives special recognition to those who currently are battling cancer, have survived cancer, and those who have succumbed. This Continues on page 133 >> May 2012

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Lowcountry calendar | HOPE HAVEN

Lilies on the River proves that hope floats By Roslyn Farhi


hey walk among us hiding their scars, fears and shattered lives. They are young and old, male and female. They are our neighbors, here in Beaufort County, who have suffered the wounds of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Can they be helped? Can they be healed? Shauw Chin Capps, executive director of Hope Haven of the Lowcountry for the past ten years, says they can. “Healing is possible with time and the right care. We offer that compassionate care here at Hope Haven.” But care is expensive. Recent figures show it costs each taxpayer an average of $14,000 for prosecuting the abuser and treating the client, and healing may take many years. The efforts of an entire community are required to raise the monies needed to investigate, prosecute and treat child abuse cases, as well as the adult referrals that come in from hospital emergency centers. Hope Haven functions with grants from such


foundations as the Duke Endowment and the Ms.Foundation for Women. There is a long waiting list for counseling and an even longer list of requests from elementary schools that need child abuse awareness programs for their students. Once a year Hope Haven sponsors a program called “Lilies on the River.” It’s Hope Haven’s largest fundraising effort for the year and offers everyone a chance to honor the women in their lives who have nurtured, mentored and cared for them. (Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club of Hilton Head Island, according to Bonnie Hallman, voted four years ago to make Hope Haven their philanthropy.) For a $10 donation, which is tax deductible, your lily will be released at 2 p.m. on May 12 in the waters at Berkeley Hall. The names of all persons who have purchased a lily will be listed in The Island Packet and the Beaufort Gazette on Mother’s Day May 13. The Belfair Angel Tree ladies have always offered their support to Hope Haven and a luncheon at the Berkeley Hall clubhouse, a silent auction and a champagne toast beginning at 11 a.m. on May 12 will

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lowcountry calendar honor their efforts. One of the most significant areas covered by Hope Haven is in prevention activities. Hope Haven covers this area by training all new Beaufort County School District teachers in child sexual abuse awareness. They train law enforcement employees in reporting anonymous rape charges under a new South Carolina law and they teach at-risk young boys and men how to choose nonviolent techniques in interactions with girls and women. Finally, in the words of one of

Hope Haven’s clients who suffered a violent rape but was able to recover hope and healing, “I came to Hope Haven with every intention of getting my life back, and that’s what I got. It took me a long time to want to live my life and an even longer time to relearn how to do that. If I hadn’t come to Hope Haven, I truly believe that I would have been dead by now. I will never forget that Hope Haven helped me to get a second chance at life. Thank you.”

IF YOU GO Lilies on the River will be held at 2 p.m. May 12 at Berkeley Hall. A $10 donation to release a lily helps fund Hope Haven, a shelter for abused women.

LEARN MORE 843-524-2256, or Hotline 1-800-637-7273 Fax: 843-524-0597 For information on the May 12 luncheon, call Leigh Ann Parrick at 843-8127366 or email

Continued from page 131 event is open to the public. The evening will begin with a Survivor’s Dinner hosted by Carrabba’s Italian Grill, followed by a Survivor’s Walk, one lap around the track by survivors who are winning the fight, and a Luminaria Ceremony to remember those who lost their battle with cancer, to honor cancer survivors and to pay tribute to someone who has been of special inspiration. 904-631-2740 20th annual Business Golf Classic: Shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. May 7 at Wexford Plantation. Register now for the chamber’s popular Business Golf Classic. Chamber members are invited to play Wexford’s Arnold Palmer’s Signature Course. Lunch is included as well as a reception and awards ceremony, prizes, contests and raffle prizes. Cost to play is $185 per player or $725 per team. Presenting

sponsor is SERVPRO of Beaufort County. 843-785-3673, Spring Swing for Charity Golf Tournament: May 12, at County Club of Hilton Head. The Hilton Head Firefighters Association in conjunction with Palmetto Fire Apparatus present this charitable day of great golf. 843-301-2423 SUPfest: 12-4 p.m. May 19 on the May River from Wilson Landing at Palmetto Bluff. SUPfest, A celebration of Stand Up Paddleboarding, clinics, trials, and demonstrations, is free and will include introductory clinics and instruction, equipment trials and demonstrations. If you have been considering trying the sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding, the SUPfest will offer the perfect venue. Continues on page 134 >>

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Continued from page 133 Certified guides from Outside Hilton Head/Palmetto Bluff and several national paddlesport professionals will conduct the programs. 843-686-6996,

community 6th annual Kentucky Derby Party: 3:30-7:30 p.m. May 5 at Moss Creek Clubhouse. Heroes on Horseback presents its largest annual fundraising event, the Kentucky Derby Party. Tickets are $75 per person and include Derby food, complimentary beer and wine, bourbon sampling by Bulleit Bourbon, cash bar, vintage car display presented by the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, live music by the Hilton Head Barbershoppers Quartet, live and silent auctions, Fancy Hat Contest, and the centerpiece of the event,


the Run for the Roses on the big screen. 843-757-5607,

the dance studio. The studio is located at 59 Sheridan Park Circle. 843-815-2619

Evening of Dance: 6-8 p.m. May 5 at the Rotary Club in Bluffton. The Bluffton School of Dance & Performing Arts will hold its inaugural Evening of Dance and Couture Gala to raise money for the school. Funds will help dancers, ages 5 to 18, travel to national conventions/competitions, bring nationally known teachers to the Schools Summer Intensive, buy costumes, pay for choreography and overall, become more technically trained and talented dancers. The evening will include a silent auction, dances choreographed by the senior company dancers, a fashion show by the munchkin company dancers and their moms with clothing from Matilda Jane, plus food and drinks served by the junior company dancers. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased from any company member or at

8th Annual Yacht Hop: 5:309 p.m. May 6 at Harbour Town Yacht Basin. Hospice Care of the Lowcountry presents an evening to visit yachts docked in the exquisite setting of Harbour Town, while sampling the gourmet offerings of our area’s finest chefs aboard each vessel. Live music, a silent auction, dessert and a glorious sunset add to the special atmosphere of the evening. $100 to attend. 843-706-2296, Lilies on the River: 2 p.m. May 12, champagne toast at 11 a.m, at Berkeley Hall Clubhouse. Hope Haven’s largest annual fundraiser lets you release a lily into the water at Berkeley Hall. See page 132 for details.

25th Annual All Saints Garden Tour: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 19 at All Saints Episcopal Church. Eight of the finest gardens in the area will be on display as part of this grand tradition, from Sea Pines to Hilton Head Plantation and Port Royal Plantation, plus the Hilton Head Island Elementary School for the Creative Arts garden, the Barbara B. Hodges Columbarium and the Spirit Garden. Tickets cost $30 and include a seated luncheon that will be served in the church’s parish hall from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. 843-645-4111,

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meetings Princess Warriors Ladies Day Retreat: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. May 5 at Church of the Cross Buckwalter Worship Center. 843-338-9000 The Hilton Head Shore Notes chorus membership drive: 7 p.m. May 7 at Island Lutheran Church, 4400 Main Street. Come join this fun group of women who sing four-part a cappella harmony. Prospective members need not read music, which is learned on CDs or tapes. 705-6852, Hilton Head Island Ski Club Meeting: 5-7 p.m. May 11 at It’s Greek to Me. Happy hour prices, dinner optional. Members, skiers and non-skier guests welcome. 843-681-4181, www.hhiskiclub. com League of Women Voters meeting: 11:30 a.m. May 16 at Port Royal Golf Club. Campaign finance reform at the national and state levels will be the topic of guest speaker John Crangle, executive director of Common Cause of South Carolina, at the annual meeting and luncheon of the League of Women Voters of Hilton Head Island/ Bluffton Area. The public is invited to attend. 843-681-6448

Business After Hours: 5:30- 7 p.m. May 17 at High Tide and Rainbow International. Enjoy a fun and casual evening along with great food and complimentary beer and wine. Business After Hours is a great opportunity for networking with business colleagues in a casual setting. The cost to attend is $10 for members, and $20 for non-members. The event is co-sponsored by Association Services, Inc. 843-785-3673, Palmetto Quilt Guild Monthly Meeting: 1 p.m. May 17 at Christ Lutheran Church. Wendy Butler Berns, quilt artist and teacher, will present a lecture “Capering with

Creativity and Our Quilts.” Guests are welcome for a $5 visitor fee. Come early and socialize. Chamber Young Professionals Group: 5:30-7 p.m. May 30 at Cork’s Neighborhood Wine Bar. The popular networking group for the 40-and-under set, presented by the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, is a great opportunity to meet with business colleagues in a casual setting.

educational Where Does the Power Come From?: 4 p.m. Mondays at Palmetto Dunes at the Jones Course. PGA pro Doug Weaver offers up some great golf tips. Take advantage of free custom club fitting and swing evaluation from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 843-785-1138 Beginning Metalsmithing: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, May 1-29 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Instructor Christina Taylor returns to help you discover the fun of manipulating metal into beautiful pieces of jewelry. She introduces beginning techniques such as sawing, forming and texturing metal. Students learn safe soldering procedures and lots of jewelry making tricks. Workshop limited to eight students, best for ages 13 and up. $125 plus $35 for materials. 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www. Shane Meder appears on Hilton Head: 1:30 p.m. May 4 at Sea Pines Country Club. Shane Meder, owner of Black Sheep Interiors of Atlanta, will present a live auction and seminar in interior design as well as answer participants’ design questions. He will also auction off three trips to Atlanta, including a wholesale shopping trip; a tour of pro golfer Stewart Cink’s home; and a tour and poolside lunch at Chateau Claire Rose. Proceeds will benefit the Long Cove Club Continues on page 136 >> May 2012

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Continued from page 135 Community Endowment Fund. Tickets to the seminar are $25. 843-842-9935 Open Studio: 6-9 p.m. May 9 and 23 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Come and spend the evening with friends and fellow artists and do your own thing, from watercolor to mixed media, scrapbooking to journaling or decoupaging. Bring your own materials or pay $5 to use some of ours. $20 studio fee. 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www. Spring Lunch With Author Series Features Mary Alice Monroe: May 10 at Hampton Hall Clubhouse. A series favorite, New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe returns to the USCB Lunch With Author Series. Debuting her new book, Beach House Memories, Monroe takes readers back to “Lovie” Rutledge,


the mother from The Beach House as she relives her part in the tumultuous 1970s in the South. Lunch is served at noon followed by a talk, Q&A, and book signing. The allinclusive price is $42. 843-521-4147, Labors of Love: Basketry: 10 a.m-4 p.m. May 12 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Weave love into your Mother’s Day weekend. Give this workshop as a gift to your mother and receive the special mother and daughter rate of $110 ($100 tuition plus $10 materials). Great for beginners as well as experienced basket makers. Instructor Kim Keats will provide instruction and the materials for a start-to-finish basket made from imported and locally collected natural materials. Ages 12 and up. $65 (includes materials). 843-686-3945, ext. 233. www. Do the write thing: 1-3 p.m. May 17 at Technical College of the Lowcountry. Author and speaker

Start Training Now The 2nd annual LoCo Motion walking and running event — set for Sept. 28-30 — will turn couch potatoes into champions, while raising funds for the fight against breast cancer. LoCo Motion is a fundraiser for Carolina Cups, a Lowcountry non-profit group dedicated to funding breast cancer education, screening, treatment and clinical research. Beaufort Memorial Hospital has once again signed on as lead sponsor of the 2012 event. 843-540-3284 or visit Jodie Randisi is presenting Do the Write Thing, a creativity workshop for anyone with a story to tell, especially those who may be considering writing (or publishing) a personal essay, memoir, novel, speech or presentation. Whether participants want to celebrate and preserve family history or discover clever ways to communicate and share their unique stories, Cost to attend is $29.95, which includes 40-page, full-color workbook with exercises and valuable resources for both authors and speakers.

Appliquéd Apron workshop: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. May 19 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Aprons are a true double-duty accessory in the garden, kitchen, or studio, both keeping you clean and helping you look your best while doing so. In this workshop, instructor Alana Adams will teach you to make your own cute, appliquéd aprons even if you are a novice seamstress with basic sewing skills and do not have a sewing machine. $42 (includes $12 materials fee). 843-686-3945, ext. 233., www.

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lowcountry calendar | Mayfest

Bank on it Bluffton Village Festival celebrates the May River.


By manny floresca

luffton, Hilton Head Island’s quirky next-door neighbor, has many traditions. Oyster roasts along the May, the New, the Okatie or whatever river happens to be closest. Low tides spent with the bow of your boat sunk in the sandbar. No see ‘ums that can and will take out an adult human being with extreme prejudice. But one tradition looms large above them all. It’s not just a celebration of everything Bluffton, it’s a celebration of the majestic May River, the lifeblood of the town. “It’s everything a small home town festival should be with local music and food, arts and crafts, fun for kids and adults and best of all... a chance for everyone to visit on the street with old and new friends.” said Blufftonian Karen Lavery The 34th Annual Bluffton Village Festival, or MayFest as nearly everyone actually calls it, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12. Every year thousands of visitors from all over the Lowcountry come together to visit Old Town Bluffton and spend Mother’s Day weekend strolling along festive Calhoun Street, taking in the blend of sophisticated arts and homespun good times that sets Bluffton apart from nearly anywhere in the world. With over ninety vendors, tons of delicious food, local arts and crafts, a variety of music from jazz to reggae, hand-made gifts for mom and the 24th annual Ugly Dog contest, the festival is expected to be another hit. The Heyward House historic center will perform a reenactment of the Civil War era, reminding 138

all of the history and culture of the Lowcountry that so many have come to love and call home. Although MayFest is a favorite for locals, the festival is widely known and generally draws a pretty large crowd from out of town. But it’s not all about the food (although if you can’t find something worth eating in Bluffton, you can’t find it anywhere) and it’s not all about the local vendors (although if you don’t find yourself dazzled at least once, check your pulse). The MayFest is a charitable endeavor as well. In addition to a home-crafted trophy for the winner, The Ugly Dog contest will provide an opportunity for animal lovers to take a four-legged fur ball home (hopefully one . As always, the Rotary club will be making a charity donation from festival funds. Face painting and other fun activities will be provided for the kids. Admission to MayFest is free, visit www.blufftonvillagefestival. com for more information. M

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music | Big Awesome

check out the band online To read up on the band’s tour dates and listen to tracks from the debut EP “Better than Numbers,” visit http://bigawesomeband.

Rock and Awe Big Awesome blends indie and punk into sound too big for one scene.

By Barry Kaufman



t takes a lot of equipment to run a successful band. You’ve got instruments, amps, soundboards, drum kits, and so on. But if you’re a touring band, as the members of Big Awesome will tell you, there’s one piece of equipment that can not, must not, under any circumstances fail. The ride. “We were heading up to Charlotte for a show and on the way up, we got a flat tire on the trailer,” said Big Awesome guitarist/ bassist Colin Czerwinski, “It took close to two hours to get help and such. We thought we were going to be late to the show… The worst part though, was after the show. Apparently, our drummer at the time locked the keys in the car. It took four hours for somebody to come out and open the car for us. Didn't get to where we were staying for the night until 4 am. It was such a long day.” It’s all part of life on the road for this three-piece outfit consisting of Czerwinski, 21, guitarist/bassist/vocalist John Blanken, 21, and drummer/vocalist Tyler Giarratano, 19. If that seems like a lot of slashes, it’s because each band member has picked up extra duties as the lineup has evolved.

“We’ve had three different drummers and three different bassists. John and myself are the original members,” said Czerwinski. “The line up now is currently a three piece and we couldn't be happier.” In its original incarnation, Big Awesome played at several venues on-island and in Bluffton, including Remy’s and the Corner Perk, but soon found that their signature sound wasn’t quite fitting with the local music scene. Whereas the vibe around here trends towards Buffett, Motown and country, Big Awesome plays their own songs in a genre that Czerwinski said is best described as indie/punk. “There's a lot of influences in the band,” said Czerwinski. “John's would most likely be Bruce Springsteen, Braid, Cap n' Jazz and some other punk stuff. As for myself, I would say Rush, AC/DC, Algernon Cadwallader and a lot of jazz-type stuff. Tyler's would be a mix of hardcore type stuff and some Brand New.” So with a sound that didn’t fit the scene, Big Awesome hit the road in search of a scene that would fit the sound. They toured (when the tires were cooperating) Savannah, Charlotte, Rock Hill, Savannah, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Bluffton, and

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Orlando a few times each. “We really like playing in Savannah and Charlotte,” said Czerwinski. “The kids really dig our stuff. Once we get a new van and get a slew of dates for the road, I’m sure we will come across some new cities that we will love.” Along the way, Big Awesome recorded its first EP, “Better than Numbers,” in around four days. That studio experience came in handy last month when the band released its follow up, “Birdfeeder.” “This go-round with the new EP we recorded, we took a little more time with it and had more of an idea of the sound we wanted to get,” said Czerwinski. “We were in Orlando for about a week, but we're still waiting for the final mixed/mastered tracks to come back.” In advance of the EP’s release, the band teased Facebook fans with one track “Smokey vs. Walter Sobchak,” drawing plenty of likes, shares and comments. And while the band waits for its EP and continues to tour, they continue their incognito life here in the Lowcountry, where Giarratano works at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina and Czerwinski plans to return to classes at USCB in August. M

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HIGH and DRY Five famous ridges on Hilton Head Island.



ERRA FIRMA IS GOLD on Hilton Head Island. The average elevation here is a hair more than 8 feet above mean sea level (MSL). The typical spring tide is at least 8 feet MSL. That’s not much of a cushion between the Atlantic Ocean and Pope Avenue or Folly Field. But as a result of unusual natural history, there are secret places with names like bluff or head where the elevation is as high as 20 feet, trees and wildlife are distinct, and history abounds.

GIFTS OF THE SCULPTING SEA Waterpower sculpted Hilton Head Island over a span of about 50,000 years. The study of sediment cores and fossils has revealed that at the dawn of this period, the sea level was about 15 feet higher than it is today. All portions of the island were inundated — save for five isolated ridges that lie parallel

to one another, and to the presentday ocean shoreline. These landscapes were once low prehistoric islands. But today, the ridges are familiar to most islanders as prime real estate, scenic fairways, roadways, and the safest high ground during tropical storms. The Hilton Head Plantation Ridge runs northeast from Gumtree Road to High Bluff Road in Hilton Head Plantation, and culminates as a steep cliff, now girdled with stone “rip-rap” at Port Royal Sound. This landform has spots that are more than 20 feet above MSL. Beach City Road Ridge begins in eastern Indigo Run and extends under Beach City Road to Port Royal Sound, adjacent to Fish Haul Creek and the historic Mitchelville freedman town site. This ridge is also home to Fish Haul Creek Park: It offers marsh overlooks and nature trails that meander down to

a tidal pool-laced beach known for its migratory shorebird viewing.

The Scarborough Head ridge extends from the “big curve” of William Hilton Parkway at the entrance of Port Royal Plantation to Port Royal Sound. At the outset of the Civil War, Confederate forces built Fort Walker on this promontory to defend the island. In the famous Battle of Port Royal, Nov. 7, 1861, the U.S. Navy bombarded the fort and captured the site. The Union Army rebuilt and expanded the fort and renamed it Fort Welles. Scarborough Head ridge was also the site for unusual military activity during the Spanish

American War (1891-98). Near the site of the old Fort WalkerWells, the Navy manned a massive Zalinski pneumatic dynamite cannon to defend the island. The Spanish fleet never threatened Hilton Head Island — or anywhere on the U.S. mainland. The Navy removed the cannon, but left the massive concrete footings on the upper shore. These still lie bleached and cracked under a veneer of sand in the shadows of Scarborough Head. Spanish Wells is a long ridge that narrows into Bram Point, collared by Calibogue Sound on the west and Broad Creek to the east. Sail or paddle a kayak by this lofty landscape. Notice the color of the exposed sandy soil: it’s yellowish — the saffron hue of dunes that formed when giant tree sloths and small camels grazed on the coast. It’s also the golden color of sand on Cape Hatteras beaches and

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the slopes of the upper Carolina Piedmont. Stoney-Baynard Ruins is one is the remains of an 1800s plantation home and outbuildings on a short, narrow ridge in southwestern Sea Pines. It makes sense that the Braddock’s Point Plantation owners built the two-story home on the ridge in order to capture cooling prevailing breeze from Calibogue Sound. The StoneyBaynard ridge appears isolated from the other ridges? But is it? Pull out a good map of Hilton

Head Island and locate the StoneyBaynard Ruins site on Plantation Drive. Now, find Spanish WellsBram Point. Place a ruler over the two. They line up perfectly. I propose that they are remnants of the same ancient ridge at the edge of Calibogue Sound. Thousands of years ago, sea level rise probably broke the connection and formed the mouth of Broad Creek.

NATURE ON TOP On a Hilton Head Island ridge, the soil is drier, plant life is different, and so the wildlife is different as well. Fish Haul Creek Park on the Beach City Road ridge is a prime example. Live oaks stand together, and their yawning limbs reach high and far, seeking sunlight. Vines — muscadine grape, Virginia creeper, green-briar — wind along the massive tree trunks and produce berries for songbirds, woodpeckers and dozens of other species. The canopy and vines are a macramé of dense foliage, and a safe treetop runway for wildlife from green “chameleon” anole lizards to lithe gray squirrels. Ridge woodlands are home to great horned owl, bobcat, gray fox, bobwhite, colorful songbirds, and the chuck-will’s-widow—the ground bird that broadcasts its four-syllable call (sounds like a whip-poor-will with a southern accent) hundreds of times in a row at night. Life on Hilton Head Island is made more diverse according to how high or low above sea level you are. Our ridges are rare “islands on an island,” secret places rich in history, nature and mystery. M

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last call

An American renewal?




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f one would have to summarize what characterizes Americans, four words suffice: We like to win! So it should come as no surprise that we are slowly but surely on the rebound. After shaking the memories of the 9/11 attacks, followed by the occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq, the near meltdown of our financial system and one of the longest recessions on record, there are signs of optimism everywhere. Trend spotting is not a science but rather a deduction based on unrelated events that point in the same direction. A few years back I predicted in this column that the United States had not seen the best of what is yet to come. I based that on a few major fundamentals, including that we are uniquely adept at combining science, capital and entrepreneurial drive into forward momentum. We are not afraid to try out new things, fail, and then try again. How cool was it to see a Boeing 787 Dreamliner (assembled in North

Charleston) fly low over the 18th hole during the RBC Heritage? Well beyond soliciting a few “Oohs” and “Aahs,” that plane served as a clear reminder that manufacturing in the USA is back. For another example, we don’t need to look farther than Greenville, which has been chosen by the French tire manufacturer Michelin as its choice location to build a brand new $950 million global plant, creating 800 new jobs. In a recent Boston Consulting survey, 37 percent of 106 major manufacturers indicated that they are planning or actively considering bringing manufacturing back from China. But it is not just major corporations that are rethinking their strategies and reevaluating if the complications of outsourcing off-shore might outweigh the benefits in reduced overhead. Much smaller companies are doing the same, and any one or a combination of the following factors are part of their decision-making process: lower energy costs due the U.S. natural gas surplus, close collaboration with nearby universities; political stability; protection of intellectual property; and the added amount of direct control afforded by staying close to home. It’s not just manufacturing that is on the upswing: Consumers are putting more faith in American brands as well. My neighbor’s recent switch from a Lexus SUV to a cutting-edge looking Cadillac reminded me that driving American is once again cool. In a showdown between a Ford Mustang and BMW Coupe, Ford proved that it can build cars that can hold their own against European manufacturers — something that

not that long ago would not even have been a consideration among sports car enthusiasts. Going green is another factor that will create economic benefits. I’m not talking about shoppers like myself that use their own bags to carry groceries home, but the retooling of our infrastructure. As a nearby example, walk into the new Harris Teeter at Park Plaza and take your eyes off the veggies and pay attention to the lights that are shining on them; you will notice that it is a state-of-the-art low-energy LED system. While more expensive to install, it creates less heat and is far more durable than conventional lighting. Did you know that the University of South Carolina has launched a billiondollar fundraising campaign and is already halfway there; or that Bluffton has joined the Clemson Technology incubator test program called “Building the technology village”? If this is too mundane for you, take a look at “Planetary Resources Inc.” a venture that aims to harvestresources from other planets to “help ensure humanity’s prosperity.” All these events by themselves might not speak loud, but if you are looking at them combined and take into consideration that they are mere examples of the bigger picture, I venture to say that we are in an American renewal phase comparable to the European Renaissance a few centuries ago that was sparked by the invention of print and the ensuing dissemination of ideas. Now if we just could stay away from embarking into futile wars, keep Wall Street at bay and the government out of our pockets, we could make some real headway! Onwards! M

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Hilton Head Monthly Magazine, May 2012  

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