Hilton Head Monthly July 2016

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THE HEART OF HILTON HEAD Mid-island puts residents and visitors in the middle of it all






28 YEARS OF TRADITION HarbourFest celebrates 28th year of entertaining locals and visitors


FIREWORKS Tuesdays on the island are extra special, with a fireworks display lighting up the night sky


CENTER OF IT ALL New shopping center and park are drawing visitors like bees to honey


SUMMER FUN DIRECTORY Looking for something fun to do while here on vacation? Well look no further!

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Can Hilton Head Island support a new arts campus?

32 n WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Catch up with former Hilton Head resident Brandon Runyan

34 n FIRST FAMILIES Learning about the Brown family can open many doors to the past

36 n EXCELLENT ADVENTURE Trip to Cuba an eye-opening experience for local boat captain


38 n LIVING THE DREAM Entrepreneur makes her dream come true with hard work and determination

66 n SUMMER FASHION Look cool with the hottest fashions available at local shops

88 n BOYS OF SUMMER Local travel baseball team hopes for strong showing at Cooperstown


103 n POOLS RULE Why buy a swimming pool? There are so many great reasons

108 n DON’T LOSE YOUR COOL Make sure your HVAC system is prepared for a long, hot summer

151 n TURTLE PROTECTOR Hilton Head Sea Turtle Protection Project manager speaks out

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154 n FOR THE BIRDS Lowcountry Raptors fosters connection between people and birds of prey


186 n THE REAL SCOOP The story behind ice cream, frozen yogurt and other summer treats

190 n WINE TALK Sommelier Camille Copeland shares wine advice and her personal favorites

The grocery industry and how it helped shape Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and the surrounding Lowcountry. PAGE 42

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Continuing the tradition


ach month when I sit down to write this page, I find myself reminiscing about island life over the past 29 years. As we focused on the magnificen mid-island for this July issue, one summer memory is particularly vivid. When my daughters were young, we absolutely could not miss HarbourFest — the weeklong celebration that happens all summer long at Shelter Cove Harbour. We loved to go see what the vendors had to offer and visit with Cappy the Clown. We were also always awestruck by the Tuesday night fi eworks show, and I’m hard to impress. I moved here from Washington, D.C., and have seen some pretty incredible Fourth of July displays. HarbourFest ranks right up there! I love the fact that many children who grew up going to the festival are now bringing their own children to soak up the experience. Planting that Hilton Head seed into future generations can only help the island’s future. In this issue of Monthly, you will read about all of the fun and wonderful things you can do around the center of the island. Spoiler alert: There is a lot! We kept the mid-island love going with a glamorous summer fashion shoot at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. Thanks to its great location and amenities, we were able to shift our shoot from the beach to poolside in a matter of minutes. We’ve got bathing suits, casual beachwear and fun looks for dinner and happy hour from 20 great stores around Hilton Head and Bluffton. The shoot features seven local models so be sure to check it out — you might see a familiar face!

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As part of our ongoing 30th anniversary celebration, this month we take a look at the grocery industry. When I first came to Hilton Head Island as a visitor, the Red & White (now Coligny Plaza’s Piggly Wiggly) was the only grocery store on the island. The grocery industry has certainly grown, and we’ve now got lots of choices when it comes to buying our food. I use them all for different reasons, buying fresh produce at one, canned goods at another, etc. I still love to go to the Piggly Wiggly when I’m in the mood for fresh seafood. And you can’t beat their prices on wine! Every time I go, I feel like I’m on vacation again standing in line with all of the visitors. Other highlights include an interview with Kay Moore, author of “Before the Bridge,” an update on the Hilton Head Hurricanes travel baseball team and their road to Cooperstown, an in-depth look at the proposed new arts campus and much, much more. Make sure you get out and make your own summer memories! M

ABOUT THE COVER: The Hilton Head Island cover features Abby and Ned Gilleland at the beach near The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. The image was captured by photographer Tim Zielenbach. The Bluffton cover features Carson McDowell and Breezy the Barred Owl from the Lowcountry Raptors organization. The photo was taken by Lloyd Wainscott.

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Lance Hanlin lance@hiltonheadmonthly.com ART DIRECTOR Jeremy Swartz jeremy@hiltonheadmonthly.com DESIGN Charles Grace charles@hiltonheadmonthly.com MARKETING DIRECTOR Samantha Nochitta samantha@hiltonheadmonthly.com CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Arno Dimmling, Rob Kaufman, Lloyd Wainscott, TR Media World, Butch Hirsch, Mike Ritterbeck, W Photography, Catherine Runyan, Tim Zielenbach CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Dean Rowland, Luana M. Graves Sellars, Tim Wood, Barry Kaufman, Robyn Passante, Elihu Spencer, Becca Edwards, Jean Beck, Carrie Hirsch, Jeremy Grace, Don McLoud, Sally Mahan, Lisa Allen, Dr. Gloria Holmes, Marco Frey, Amber Kuehn EDITORIAL & DESIGN SUPPORT Ellis Harman, Katy Metzger, Jean Meaney Wheatly, Roxanne Gilleland, Allyson Venrick, Kasey Meredith, Rachel Becker, Nicole Moore ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVES Rebecca V. Kerns rebecca@hiltonheadmonthly.com 843-842-6988, ext. 239 Cathy Flory cathy@hiltonheadmonthly.com 843-842-6988, ext. 228 Majka Yarbrough majka@hiltonheadmonthly.com 843-842-6988, ext. 231 Mary Ann Kent maryann@hiltonheadmonthly.com 843-384-9390

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BREAKS BEAUFORT COUNTRY RECORD FOR COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS The Beaufort County School District has completed the 2015-16 school year and 1,243 students graduated as members of the class of 2016. These students have earned a combined $30.4 million in college scholarships. This is the fourth consecutive increase, and more than twice the amount from five years ago.


AMERICAN AIRLINES TO ADD DAILY DIRECT FLIGHT FROM SAVANNAH TO WASHINGTON, D.C. Beginning in October, American Airlines will be offering a daily direct flight from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. There are currently three daily direct flights to Washington, D.C., offered by United; those flights fly into Dulles International Airport.

BOARD OF EDUCATION RELEASES LIST OF PROJECTS FOR SALES TAX REFERENDUM The Beaufort County School Board voted in April to place a referendum on the November ballot for a one-penny sales tax to generate revenue to fund the district’s capital needs for the next 10 years. At its May 31 meeting, the board voted on the specific projects that would be included in the referendum, including two new schools, building additions, roof replacements and HVAC upgrades. The board also voted to include the University of South Carolina Beaufort and the Technical College of the Lowcountry in the referendum. The school board will be scheduling multiple public meetings prior to the November election to provide voters with more information on the proposal.

NEW ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY OPENING IN BLUFFTON Palmettos of Bluffton, a NHC Bluffton skilled nursing facility, is scheduled to open in October. It will include 55 assisted living and 20 memory care apartments. Planned amenities will include beautiful courtyards, a bistro, putting green, library and a gym.

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STONE, COVERT WIN PRIMARY ELECTIONS Incumbent solicitor Duffie Stone won the Republican primary on June 14, beating challenger Angela McCall-Tanner with 69 percent of the vote. The 14th Circuit includes Allendale, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper and Beaufort counties. Stone will officially be re-elected to his third full term in the general election in November because he has no Democratic challenger. Bluffton businessman Mike Covert narrowly defeated incumbent councilwoman Cynthia Bensch in the Republican primary election for Beaufort County Council’s District 7 seat. Like Stone, he will face no Democratic challenger in November’s general election.

NIKKI HALEY VETOES MOPED SAFETY BILL South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley vetoed a moped safety bill that, among other things, would have required moped riders to wear reflective vests at night. The governor argued that the requirements in the bill are government overreach and would impose too much regulation. The state House voted to override the veto 69-33, but the override was never voted on in the Senate.

The town of Bluffton will be installing six signs to identify coves that drain directly into the May River and to remind town residents and guests not to litter. Two signs will be placed at Heyward Cove on Bridge Street, two at Huger Cove on Bridge Street, one at Verdier Cove and one on Lawrence Street.

COYOTE-BOUNTY PROGRAM REVIVED IN S.C. LEGISLATURE The state Senate overrode a veto by Gov. Nikki Haley, reviving a coyote-bounty program that offers free lifetime hunting licenses to hunters who kill coyotes that have been tagged by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. The program is designed to increase the number of hunters hunting coyotes, which are damaging deer herds. Gov. Haley vetoed the original bill, arguing that it doesn’t make sense to have SCDNR capture and tag the coyotes and then release them back into the wild.

BEAUFORT COUNTY COUNCIL APPROVES FISCAL YEAR 2017 BUDGET Beaufort County Council passed its $116 million fiscal year 2017 budget in a 6-4 vote. The new budget includes an approximate 5 percent increase in property taxes. Expenditures are roughly $8.5 million higher than fiscal year 2016. A large portion of the budget increase is funding for about 25 new county employees.

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RUSHING INTO A TRAFFIC JAM Just stand at the bridge and in the future watch cars rush into a traffic jam and some accidents happen should have been what you said. Anybody can be stupid enough to build a three-lane expressway into a two-lane bridge, but I didn’t think anyone in Beaufort County would be that person. I assume it was Beaufort County Council and our former mayor was the culprit. There was money to be spent and an eagerness to develop a beautiful island faster than was happening. I’ve owned property since 1977 and have lived here over 30 years, so I have my ideas of what is happening. The big picture may not be Atlanta, but we who live in a quiet neighborhood will not look forward to the next project, a six-lane bridge to the island, three lanes all the way through the island on U.S. 278. — Jack Young

NEW FLYOVER WILL NOT FIX THE PROBLEM I have had concerns about the "bottleneck" of the bridges onto Hilton Head Island. With the new flyover, we will see the bottleneck grow. The "in" people seem to think the bottleneck can be controlled with the traffic lights at Buckingham Plantation Drive as an equalizing buffer. I don't believe that for a minute. I thought the current bridges might be cantilevered from the existing structure to add one more lane on each side (east and west). That would not upset the environmentalists or the Army Corps of Engineers too much because it would be a minimum impact on the environment. The new lanes would be designated for passenger cars only to offset weight issues with heavy trucks, etc. A better way could be to build another bridge to the island. However, there are not many places where existing plantations would allow such a thing. The only place I think might be viable would be on the south side of the island as an extension of the road that now passes by Tidepoint — Freshwater Lane. A four-lane bridge with a causeway to join Bluffton Parkway might be one approach to solving the problem that is certain to continue to increase. — Joe Russ

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FACEBOOK FEEDBACK • On Gregg Russell’s 40 years of tradition in Harbour Town: We brought our family to see Gregg about 30 years ago. Decided to do it again this summer. Just for fun! — Lorraine Borger • On living, working and playing on the south end of Hilton Head: That's us — church, school, home and business all on the south end. — Alicia Dickson Daly • On the power of tourism on Hilton Head Island: Thank you so much for this information. I learned quite a bit from reading it. My husband and I have been vacationing on Hilton Head Island for 15 years. We felt at home the first time around and love it even more now! — Shelley Boe • On Hilton Head’s beach renourishment project: Interesting they do this in the middle of the summer ... you'd think they'd wait until fall. — Jason Childers • On the area’s lack of affordable housing: We need more choices for locals who want to rent apartments. We are getting priced off the island and Bluffton is no better. It's nice they are building luxury apartments at Shelter Cove, but we need moderately priced housing. — Vicki Pastrik-Dottle

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What would it look like? Where would it be located? How much would it cost? Who would pay for it? How would it benefit the community?



he “it” refers to a campus on Hilton Head Island that could potentially showcase history, heritage, culture, arts and more. The question of whether it should be built has been asked since the 1980s, when the first of several committees looked at the issue. As to the arts component, Community Vision of Hilton Head, a nonprofit organization founded in 2006, completed a significant study that highly recommended that the town build a performing arts venue. However, the recession put any work on the concept on hold. In January 2015, following a campaign in which he said the island’s historical, arts and cultural assets were not being showcased or cultivated to reach their potential, Mayor David Bennett created the Community Services Committee, a subcommittee of Hilton Head Town Council,

and charged it with bringing to bear the full capabilities of the arts, culture, history and heritage of the island. In April 2015, Bennett convened the Beaufort County’s mayors, Beaufort County Council chairman Paul Sommerville and three island residents to form the Heritage Tourism Taskforce, which has established a vision for Beaufort County’s significant heritage sites: “To make our Lowcountry historical and cultural assets accessible, well known, informative and entertaining for local, state, national and global citizens.” An advisory committee including leaders of the island’s heritage sites and organizations has subsequently been formed to help with the effort. This committee has catalogued almost every significant historical site throughout the county, including those on Daufuskie Island, and rated them in accordance with a uniform coding system. Next,

it will begin to develop story lines around the following themes: Native American, European Exploration, Antebellum, GullahGeechee, Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Modern Era, determining which of the heritage sites should be used to best tell these fascinating stories. In June 2015, a committee was created by Hilton Head Town Council to take another look at the arts and culture scene on the island and to “determine the role, if any, of town government and other entities in supporting the island’s arts and cultural organizations.” The Arts & Cultural Strategic Planning Committee presented its findings in a 72-page report to the council in November. “It was discovered that our island has a diverse and sophisticated arts, culture and history environment — a haven of creativity,” the report states. “There are more than 32

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nonprofit entities, 36 for-profit arts businesses and many organizations that support, serve or operate arts business functions. “These groups have hundreds of artist members — musicians, actors, authors, painters, photographers, sculptors and dancers. In addition, the arts, culture and history community has significant support from the greater island community. Private donors and businesses support the arts, culture and history nonprofit organizations with donations that total in excess of $3.3 million per year.” However, the committee also found that many of these organizations “have serious venue issues that are inhibiting their growth.” The council decided to study whether an arts campus is needed on the island. To do so, it recently created a Venue Committee to look at a wide variety of issues related to building such a campus. The town is also asking the community to chip in and help with study costs via a referendum on the November ballot. The referendum would call for a 1 percent sales

tax hike to raise about $6 million in funds to determine a host of factors related to the campus. The referendum will also include millions more for projects that have already been vetted, including improvements to 23 roads on the island and renovation of the Hilton Head Island Recreation Association Center. Beaufort County Council will make a decision in the next several weeks whether to put the referendum on the ballot. Meanwhile, there are many questions regarding a potential campus: What would it look like and where would it be located? How much would it cost and who would pay for it? And finall , how would it benefi the community?

IS AN ARTS CAMPUS NEEDED? One of the biggest cheerleaders for the campus on Hilton Head is Bennett, the island’s mayor. “For me, the purpose is several fold, including diversific tion,” he said. “Historically, Hilton Head Island has been known as a beach and golf destination.

In June 2015, a committee was created by Hilton Head Town Council to take another look at the arts and culture scene on the island and to determine the role, if any, of town government and other entities in supporting the island’s arts and cultural organizations.

While we have a great beach, with a funding plan to sustain it, it is rarely mentioned as one of the top 20 beaches in the United States. As well, while our RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing golf tournament remains a signature event for the island, the number of people playing golf is not a high growth area.” “That’s not intended to alarm our citizens at all,” he continued, “but I don’t think it’s wise to have all your eggs in one basket, and arts and culture is big business in the United States. We have some tremendous assets

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in our community that simply aren’t able to reach their full potential due to the lack of adequate facilities.” To prove his point, he cited several examples: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, with its internationally renowned conductor, performs in a church with inadequate seating and acoustics that aren’t designed to convey high-quality music. Despite the Coastal Discovery Museum’s recent affili tion with the Smithsonian Institution, it doesn’t have an adequate facility to host the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibits, something its affili tion allows it to do. Mitchelville, the first freedman’s town in America, was created on Hilton Head, but its story isn’t being told as well as it could be. “We also lost the Family Circle Cup (a professional women’s tennis tournament) because we weren’t able or willing to provide them with adequate facilities,” Bennett said. “Now, the tournament is held each year on Daniel Island and that community is growing by leaps and bounds. While there are many factors behind that growth, it began with securing that tournament, which itself attracts thousands of fans with high disposable incomes each year. I don’t want our community to experience a repeat of that event with the loss of the symphony or any other significant contributor to our quality of life and our economy.” As far as the cost of a potential arts campus, Bennett said it’s much too early to provide an exact figu e, but funding would likely come from a variety of sources, including taxpayer dollars, charitable donations and other financial means.

Funding would likely come from a variety of sources, including taxpayer dollars, charitable donations and other financial m ans.

The Arts & Cultural Strategic Planning Committee found that the total annual economic impact in 2014 from arts, cultural and historic organizations on Hilton Head Island was over $21 million in total expenditures, including $13 million in direct support of household income and over 600 full-time equivalent jobs.

“The bottom line is that it’s about our residents’ overall quality of life and our community’s future relevance,” he said. “In order to maintain its relevance in the future, Hilton Head needs to be able to stand out among its competitors so as to enable it to attract the retirees of today and the future. These retirees have certain expectations for a high quality of life. What components are essential to that? Arts, heritage and culture play a huge role and are certainly a significant component of what makes Hilton Head Island unique.”

WHAT WOULD IT LOOK LIKE? While there has been talk of a 1,500-seat indoor concert hall, a 5,000-seat outdoor amphitheater and an area to promote the community’s cultural and historic signi cance, no firm decision has been made on what would be included on an arts campus. The Venue Committee is also studying the issue of the campus’ location. “We’re just beginning our research, and no sites have even been discussed,” said Jane Joseph, a former IBM executive who led the Arts & Cultural Strategic Planning Committee and is vice chairwoman of the 15-member Venue Committee. “(As of early May), we have met twice, but we’re looking at what it might look like and it might be one place or multiple places.” “We’re looking at financials and community support, and we will make recommendations based on research and data,” she said. “Everything is on the table.” Joseph said that the goal is to make recommendations to the town council at its annual workshop in December. Bennett added that there would also be plenty of opportunities for community input as the process moves forward.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS? Joseph said there are several benefits to the community. First, she said, is the economic impact. “We know from research in many, many other cities that promoting arts and culture can have a huge economic impact,” she said. “It has raised some cities from bad shape to a comfortable position economically.” The Arts & Cultural Strategic Planning Committee found that the total annual economic impact in 2014 from arts, cultural and historic organizations on Hilton Head Island was over $21 million in total expenditures, including $13 million in direct support of household income and over 600 full-time equivalent jobs. These expenditures also contribute $889,000 annually in local government revenue and $956,000 in state government revenue, like license fees and taxes. The committee also found that arts and cultural attractions help drive tourism, the island’s most important business sector. “It was found that cultural tourists spend more and stay longer than recreational tourists; leisure-time activities and criteria for choosing vacation destinations are changing as people want more experiential activities; and two of five top activity expense categories of all travelers to the island are arts, cultural and historic activities,” according to the committee’s report. The committee’s research provided a variety of insights that led it to the conclusion that investment in arts and culture has a positive impact on communities’ quality of life. It found that: • Arts improve students’ academic performance, leading to higher GPAs and standardized test scores and up to 40 percent lower dropout rates.

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• Arts have a social impact, resulting in higher civic engagement in the community, more social cohesion among different groups, and better integration of families into community life. • Arts spark creativity and innovation — two of the top five skills sought by business leaders. • Arts improve health and wellness, now an expanding focus area for research and businesses.

WHAT’S NEXT? There’s still a little more research and planning to be done. “The Venue Committee is charged with first establishing the programming and usage that is necessary to meet the needs of our residents and visitors as well as our arts, cultural and heritage organizations and then determining the facilities and features that are necessary to support the same,” Bennett said. “Then the questions will become more financial in nature, e.g., what is the cost to construct the facilities? Can the facilities be developed in an economically viable

fashion? The answers to those questions and many others will determine whether we move forward with the initiative.” Bennett indicated he would leave it to the voters to determine if there is adequate value to them in approving the referendum, but did note that there are several Hilton Head-based projects included on the list the Capital Sales Tax Commission is recommending to Beaufort County Council, including the expansion and substantial renovation of the Island Rec Center, pathway projects

near local schools, and the engineering, design and paving of 23 dirt roads, which he continues to describe as a “stain on our community.” As for the campus, “we saw the referendum as an opportunity to secure funding to help with predevelopment costs, assuming that the Venue Committee concludes that a venue is of significant benefit to our residents and visitors and economically viable,” Bennett said. “And if that’s the case, having the funds available will be truly beneficial in helping us to move forward.” M

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THE CHALLENGE OF CONFRONTING OUR OWN BIASES For some of us, one of the most intimidating things we can do is stand before our naked reflections in a mirror. BY DR. GLORIA HOLMES


mong other things, nakedness reminds us of how imperfect we are; it exposes what we perceive to be the good, the bad and the “ugly” parts of ourselves. Nakedness can make us feel vulnerable and defenseless, insignificant and powerless, angry and depressed. Nakedness confronts us with stark realities about our physical being that we might prefer to keep hidden. Nakedness brings us face to face with our own humanness and our own mortality; our own truth. No matter what power and con dence we project to the world, in the end, it’s just skin that we see, after all, and it’s weak and penetrable. In private, we can choose to see ourselves truly or not; we can turn away, or cover ourselves, or adjust the lighting, because most of us have something that we prefer to hide. In most cases, we resist, sometimes vehemently, being exposed to critical public scrutiny or attack or derision, and we can exercise some control over our physical selves; we can use undergarments 24 hiltonheadmonthly.com

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that restructure and reshape our bodies to produce a more desirable effect that we believe is fit for public consumption, even adulation. Rarely would any of us voluntarily risk exposing our nakedness in public because it would likely bring humiliation, fear, shame and even questions about our judgment, competence and worthiness. I point this out, not as an act of salaciousness, but as a way to address “nakedness” of another sort: the nakedness we feel when we take a critical look inside ourselves and confront our own very personal biases. If we begin with the assumption that we all have biases, those infl xible modes of thinking or behaving that condition our ways of being in the world with others, we are forced to conclude that we all have similar challenges; no one is exempt. And, it is likely that most of our biases or preferences are benign. Some we can’t begin to explain. For example, my daughter refuses to eat toasted bread, but I love toast. Some people like red; others hate it. I like classical guitar music, but my former dean hated it (and I sometimes played it loudly in my office when I was angry at her). But none of these kinds of preferences really harm other people. It’s the kind of bias that hurts others that should cause selfreflection and concern. Years ago, I heard a song called “Short People” by Randy Newman, and although on the surface it seems funny, it is also satirical, and addresses our human tendency to have biases that seem silly and inconsequential until we hold them up to scrutiny. In part, the song says: “SHORT PEOPLE GOT NO REASON TO LIVE… THEY GOT LITTLE HANDS AND LITTLE EYES AND THEY WALK AROUND TELLIN' GREAT BIG LIES THEY GOT LITTLE NOSES AND TINY LITTLE TEETH THEY WEAR PLATFORM SHOES ON THEIR NASTY LITTLE FEET WELL, I DON'T WANT NO SHORT PEOPLE DON'T WANT NO SHORT PEOPLE DON'T WANT NO SHORT PEOPLE ROUND HERE…”

However, buried in the lyrics is Newman’s powerful message: “Short people are the same as you and I… All men are brothers until the day they die.” So, Newman is not really writing about bias against short people. He’s actually forcing us to confront the fact that all of us, regardless of ethnicity, language, race, nationality, religion, age, or socio-economic status, harbor conscious or unconscious biases and prejudices. Some are publically stated and flag ant, others are hidden and unexpressed. And in America, these hurtful biases and prejudices against people because of some perceived difference often places us in an uncomfortable position morally. Whether our sense of morality has a religious foundation (i.e. the Ten Commandments), or a secular one (i.e. a belief in the democratic principles of freedom, justice, fairness, etc.), on the surface, most Americans abhor hurtful bias. But when we pay attention, we can see that we are all guilty, and that understanding our personal biases is quite complex. For example, we can simultaneously reject and embrace biases that hurt or demean, or dismiss others (because they are short or tall, light or dark, rich or poor, etc.). If we look closely, we can see that our personal ambivalence about our own biases mirrors America’s national ambivalence about bias. This is evident in the national debates that swirl around us every day. Not too long ago, Donald Sterling, the billionaire owner of a major basketball franchise, exposed this kind of contradiction that shocked the nation and perhaps the world. He stated openly (and vehemently) that he didn’t want black people to attend his team’s basketball games. His position seemed disconnected from the fact that the team, a major source of his income, is largely composed of black men. His comments seemed senseless, even lunatic on the surface, but when we consider that we all have unconscious biases that influence our responses to others, these comments make perfect sense. Sterling’s comments make sense if we consider that some of our biases are conscious; others are not. The complex way that humans are socialized to develop attitudes and values and prejudices, shape how we view

“ N akedness brings us face to face with our own humanness and our own mortality; our own truth” the world and relate to the people in it, especially those people they perceive as the “other.” Although Sterling’s comments are offensive, blatant and public, they are also instructive. The point is that Donald Sterling is not an anomaly; his outrageous comments made news because of his significant power and influence But in smaller, less obvious or spectacular ways, how many of us do, or say the same kind of things every day? Clearly, none of us is perfect. None of us wants to stand naked in front of the world and expose those parts of our identity that make us uncomfortable, but in private, we can reflect on these things. We can confront ourselves with honesty, which can be brutal at times. We can work on ourselves and try to face and deconstruct the personal biases that inform what we say and do, and how we think about those who are different. Engaging in honest self-reflectio is not easy, but it’s the only way to challenge personal bias and begin the tricky, often painful process of changing beliefs and behaviors that are inconsistent with our moral framework. Let’s work on being the people we say we are, because when we eliminate personal bias, our society is strengthened and enriched. Conversely, when we ignore our biases, our personal humanity shrivels a bit, and our society is weakened and diminished. M Dr. Gloria Holmes is a professor emeritus at the School of Education at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. Committed to promoting cultural literacy in schools and communities, she has worked as a diversity trainer for the Anti-Defamation League and has conducted anti-bias workshops for the Connecticut State Department of Education. Dr. Holmes is presently writing a book on school leadership and social justice, due to be published this year.

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Where in the world is Monthly? u Roger and Shelia Johnson took Monthly on a day cruise through the Panama Canal.  Howard and Joan Ackerman, Joan and John Lemoine and Monthly touring Havana, Cuba, in a 1952 Chevy.

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p Monthly president Anuska Frey took Monthly to visit her nephew, Janez Klobcar, in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

p Barry Cohick and Dina Chester at the Maori Village in Whakarewarewa on Tauranga, New Zealand.  Seated clockwise: Darlene and Ron Miller; Lynn and Mike Pellegrino; Lori Yoss and Brad Tufts; Steve and Angie Strom; Angelina LoGrasso and Bill Schierlitz; and Sue and John Blake. The group took Hilton Head Monthly on a Southern Caribbean cruise. u Rob Lolik with Monthly in Aruba.  Joe and Pat Fanning with Monthly in Australia. uMarita and Rick Collins took Monthly to Positano, Italy. p Bob and Michele DeWitt and Jeff and Sheila Becker with Monthly in Curacao.

p Marcia and Tony Fressa and Susan and Norman Weinberger took Monthly to St. Barthélemy, French West Indies.

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ONE OF MY FAVORITE ART FORMS is children’s literature. It is creative and magical. It entertains and teaches. It moralizes and immortalizes. And it is often enhanced by amazing illustrations—an art form in and of itself. As an adult, I find that a return to children’s literature is a joyful reminder of the comforting times on my mother’s lap when I felt the protection of her arms and her soothing voice. But it is also an important reappearance of the life lessons we should have gathered into our minds and hearts. In addition, it is an opportunity to catch the learnings that we might have missed at the time we first heard them; perhaps the student was not yet ready.

‘You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing.’” And a quote I often use from Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” A recent return look into Where the Sidewalk Ends brought to mind once again the genius that was Shel Silverstein, and an amazing poem: Sky Seasoning A piece of sky Broke off and fell Through the crack in the ceiling Right into my soup, KERPLOP! I really must state That I usually hate Lentil soup, but I ate Every drop! Delicious delicious (A bit like plaster), But so delicious, goodness sake— I could have eaten a lentil-soup lake. It’s amazing the difference A bit of sky can make.

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My favorite books include the Velveteen Rabbit (Margery Williams), Oh the Places You’ll Go (Dr. Seuss), Winnie the Pooh (A. A. Milne), The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry), The Giving Tree, and anything else by Shel Silverstein.

What does sky mean to me? It is a vision for improved community. It is trust that we can create a better quality of life for our four-county area. It is a belief that we can assure that all property owners on Hilton Head Island can one day be connected to a safe sanitary sewer system. It is a commitment to those with a charitable heart and pocketbook that we can help them make the positive difference they want to make in the world—and leave the legacy they want to leave. It is hope for all students who hunger for an education that the resources might be found to make it happen. It is a process for assisting front-line nonprofits to receive help through training, volunteers, grants, and increased donors to help them do their best.

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” — The Lorax

In so many cases, we learn values that impact us for a lifetime. And for me, with so much of my career spent in the nonprofit sector, I’m grateful for the influence of children’s literature on my life. It speaks so much to the nature of the work. Remember the story of the lion and the mouse? Aesop taught us “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” For a community-builder like me, isn’t it great that L. Frank Braum reminds us, in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, “There’s no place like home”? From E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web: “’Why did you do all this for me?’ he asked. ‘I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’


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When the technology breaks down, or we’re short-staffed, or the stock market did not behave as hoped, we have our lentil soup days. But more often than not, the sky drops in and makes it all so delicious! It is my sincere belief that living generously is part of the sky that can make your soup taste so very much better. And if you need to know how to find the sky with which to season your soup, please contact Community Foundation of the Lowcountry (843.681.9100). There is a very helpful creative staff within our organization and we are eager to show you just how delicious life can be! Denise K. Spencer President and CEO Community Foundation of the Lowcountry









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“Dad! I want to play on the trampoline!” yells one of his four kids. “No, not this second” replies Brandon Runyan, and then turns to me: “This is the chaos of my life.” A toddler’s shriek pierces through my computer speakers. We’re on video chat and Isla, age 7, reminds us, “You’ve been on this interview for minutes!” She wants dad to continue their bikeriding lessons. Runyan, still in his scrubs, calmly answers each question, even if delayed by constant, if cute, interruptions. Most mornings, he sneaks out at 5 a.m. for CrossFit. That’s before the kids wake up and must be shepherded through the morning’s tasks.


Editor’s Note: In this column, Hilton Head Island native Marco Frey catches up with young Hilton Head Island and Bluffton natives who are now making their mark elsewhere. The column highlights their blossoming lives and how their hometown helped shape who they are today. To nominate a person, email editor@hiltonheadmonthly.com.

unyan’s open face and cool demeanor contrast his wonderfully chaotic home life. Just hitting 40, Runyan has cemented a career as a radiologist in Daytona Beach, Florida, where he is a medical director representing his local hospital in a large Orlando-based radiology group. He was instrumental in developing his hospital’s breast cancer imaging program, modernizing techniques and improving bedside manner to fight the stigma of such an intimate disease. Being a diagnostic radiologist involves studying all sorts of medical imaging and then conveying its importance to a wide audience. It’s the quietest part of his day. Runyan has a way of seeing things in balance. He likes the set hours and no-strings-attached vacation time that being a doctor allows. It means more time for family, a value that could only come from an organic childhood in a special place. Runyan, an adopted son of Hilton Head Island, may not have been born here but was embraced at 7 by its simple pleasures, moving to the island from Ohio

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Brandon Runyan now lives with his family in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Runyan, 40, is the son and stepson of Debi and Mike Lynes.

in the mid-1980s with his mother, Debi Lynes, to be with his stepfather, Mike Lynes, “a true islander,” who brought Runyan’s childhood into the realm of water, fish sun and sand. His mother worked as an interior designer and started a local TV show, while his stepfather established a family construction and home inspection business, steady to this day. “Mom and Mike worked hard doing whatever it took to give us a good life, and my sister and I learned by example. We didn’t have a lot, but we had a great lifestyle,” Runyan says. “We had a wealth of experience from those visiting and staying in our home that we might not have had sheltered behind a gate. I had a Southern grandmother and Andy Pitts, who played music with Jevon and Gavin Daly, was my Southern cousin. Granny, who was usually in charge of watching us, had fried oysters and fried chicken for dinner all the time.” Together, Pitts and Runyan grew up exploring the woods and marshes of Point Comfort, situated deep at the end of the one road that led into Hilton Head before the Cross Island Parkway was constructed. At that time, there was no public middle school on Hilton Head, and the elementary school was just a collection of trailers. To get to McCracken Middle School in Bluffton was a 14-mile drive. There was more raw undeveloped land to explore as a kid, no digital distraction, and no penciled-in after-school schedule. “Mike, a longtime islander, was into fishing and took us out on boats, took

ogy at Florida Atlantic University. On Hilton Head that summer, before joining her, Runyan knew he had to nail the MCATs, the admissions test for medical school. He would go to the public library every day at 7 a.m. and cram until 6 p.m. He went on to study at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, and completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Florida. After a detour at University of WisconsinMadison for musculoskeletal radiology, an opportunity as a diagnostic radiologist brought him back to the Sunshine State, where he lives with his family today. “Where I live in Ormond Beach, it’s along the mid-east coast of Florida where we still have live oaks in our yard that keep me connected to Carolinas.” Runyan enjoys bringing his kids to visit Point Comfort, where his parents still live. It hasn’t changed much since he grew up there and he can watch his kids enjoy a similar playtime he experienced growing up. At the end of our videochat, I express a little selfdoubt. “I’m not sure I can synthesize all this into a pretty article.” Runyan jokes, “What? Is this too much for your brain?” It’s an ease in him that could only have come from an island lifestyle to which his stepdad had the keys. “Mike was and is very level-headed. He always knew how deep the water was.” M

us out windsurfing got us into the water. Coming from Ohio, all of a sudden we had this really fun lifestyle. It was great growing up on Hilton Head back in the day,” Runyan says. Growing up close in age to his sister, Kiki, created a cordial rivalry. They went through school together, each successful in different ways. “If Jim Alberto was one of my great teachers, hers was his wife, Carol Alberto,” Runyan says. “And if my great teacher in high school was Kathy Weatherhead, then hers was Tina Webb. Kathy was a great handson biology teacher. It’s hard to forget dissecting a cat.” While his sister was very focused and studied constantly, Runyan succeeded off-the-cuff, or made it look that way. “Working hard was so much of what I was that I never really felt like I was working that hard,” he says, as he gets off the sofa to attend to his toddler’s ice cream demands, holding up the phone camera with one hand and putting a few dishes away with the other. Kiki, following her nature, would eventually become a tenure-track professor in environmental science and resource management at California State University, Channel Islands. At Miami University in Ohio, Runyan met his wife, Catherine. After undergrad, she moved up to Boca Raton, Florida, to finish a master’s degree in archeol-

“Working hard was so much of what I was that I never really felt like I was working that hard.”

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Back row standing, from left: Mary Suggs, Hortense Moody, Alquille Brown, Alexis Brown. Second row, seated: Alex Brown Sr., Rhoda Brown, Tosha Suggs, Alex Brown Jr., Janie Brown, Jasmine Chisolm. Front row: Kevin Brown, Jannah Brown



Learning about the Brown family can open many doors to the past that reveal how complex and textured life was generations ago. Their family tree is expansive, and like most of islanders, they are related to several other prominent Hilton Head Island families. The Browns’ story demonstrates, once again, that the heart and soul of Hilton Head is embodied in its strong first families. BY LUANA M. GRAVES SELLARS | PHOTO BY ROB KAUFMAN 34 hiltonheadmonthly.com

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esearching a family tree is both exhilarating and frustrating. It’s like being part of a detective story. You can actually bring people to life as you learn fascinating details about them. But some details will forever remain a mystery, and that can be very frustrating. Genealogy research can reveal the past in surprising ways. It explains things; it can solve family mysteries, bring to light rationales for crucial, life-changing family decisions made long ago that continue to impact who and what we are today. For African-American families, looking at the past brings special challenges because of the existence of slavery. Among the most heart-breaking aspects of slavery is that it disrupted and dispersed families, so rebuilding the past also means rebuilding past family structures — one relative at a time. Too often for African-American families, looking at the past brings them face to face with what I call the “Slave Wall” that makes it difficult but not impossible, to find information about black lives before 1870. Prior to 1870, there were fewer officia records that documented their existence as individuals because slaves were usually listed anonymously in groups. For example, the record would say: 100 black adult males or 80 black children. 1870 was the first year that the U.S. Census counted and recorded newly emancipated blacks as U.S citizens. Before that time, in a legal sense, they existed only as property to be categorized. The Brown family is unique, genealogically speaking, because their family tree has been traced back to 1825, before emancipation. Documenting this kind of information about a black family is truly rare. The Browns’ story reveals a rich history, and includes information and details that paint a clear and beautiful picture of this vibrant family for future generations to treasure. The story begins with Prince Brown, who was born a slave around 1825. He was owned by W. D. Baynard of Hilton Head. Prince was married to Mary, who as a child was owned by Henry Hasten. By the age of 13, she was sold to William Baynard, who changed her last name to Baynard. When she married Prince, she became Mary Brown. Motivated to fight for his freedom during the Civil War, Prince enlisted in the U.S. Army on April 24, 1863, and became a member of the Colored Troops, serving

as a private in Company E, 21st Regiment. Within three years of joining the war, he contracted smallpox and was hospitalized in Mitchelville on Hilton Head. The smallpox infection became a lifelong affliction that eventually took a toll on his body, preventing him from being able to do manual labor after the war. Most stories end there, with only residential information provided by census data and possible newspaper accounts. In this case, we gain insight into the Browns’ lives after the war because of a 1901 deposition written by Mary Brown requesting a Civil War pension from the U.S. government based on her husband’s military service. In the deposition, she provided a great amount of detailed information about their lives that normally would not be available in a public record. The deposition described both hardships and successes. At one point, they lost almost everything. Mary stated that their house was “blown away” during a storm that made landfall on Hilton Head Island. The hurricane devastated the island Aug. 30-31, 1898, and destroyed all of the crops on the island that year. According to the document, Prince and Mary had owned the following property: 79 acres of land and one building valued at $230, three horses valued at $140, one buggy valued at $8, one cart valued at $8 and household furniture valued at $14. Prince Brown’s life is only the beginning of the Brown family tree, which is connected on the maternal side to other major island families: the Driessons, whose roots can be traced to Guyana, and the Fergusons. This blended family has strong values that are rooted in the past and survive in them today. “My mother Rachel taught us that we should always work hard, treat people the right way and to value education,” said Marvin Brown, Prince’s great-great-grandson. That same motivation and dedication to hard work was passed down from generation to generation as far back as the 1800s when the family is known to have opened savings accounts with the Freedman’s

Savings and Trust Company, also called the Freedman's Bank. The company was created to assist newly freed slaves and African-American soldiers at the end of the Civil War. Although the company eventually failed and many depositors lost their savings, the bank’s existing records have become a great source for genealogy research. Janie Brown, one of the family’s historians, added more details about the rich and storied existence that the Brown family has had on the island. Janie, who has already done a great deal of the family’s genealogy research, says the men would go on hunting parties and share the venison that was caught by her grandfather, William Ferguson, with other families. She tells stories about the three monkeys that took up residence in the Zion Mausoleum, which was close to their property when they were growing up. As children they had to pass this place every day on the way to school. “I was afraid to walk past that house because the monkeys were in there,” said her sister, Lucille Brown Davis. “My brothers would always leave me behind, so I would ask my grandmother to walk me to school. The monkeys were loud and would come out to eat our crops.” The Brown family is very proud of the legacy of strength and service left to them by its forefather, Prince Brown. Following the example of Prince Brown, the family has continued to take pride in serving our country and members have joined the military: Prince Albert served in World War I, Abraham Ferguson in World War II, Prince Brown Jr. in the Army in Vietnam, Jacob Brown in the Army, Keith Orage in the Army, Charles Davis Jr. in the Marines and Air Force, and Samuel Davis in the Marines. The Brown family, which is now spread out across the country and the world, continues to be anchored here on Hilton Head Island. Regardless of where its members have gone, they will always be tethered to their beginnings here. Like thread that is woven into fabric, their lives and legacy are tied to the land, and their love of this island continues to run strong and deep. M

The Brown family is unique, genealogically speaking, because their family tree has been traced back to 1825, before emancipation.

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ne look at the 74-foot topsail schooner Wolf and the average sailor might be intimidated. Luckily for the Wolf’s owner, Capt. Finbar Gittelman, Hilton Head Island boat captain Scott Hammet is not your average sailor. Over the course of his career, Hammet has captained everything from shrimp boats to oil field crew boats. He’s operated charter boats, ferries and sailboats. So when Gittelman, who spent his childhood in Cuba and is now a sailing legend in Key West, hired Hammet to join him aboard Wolf as his second-in-command for a voyage from Key West to Cuba as part of the eighth

annual Conch Republic Cup races, Hammet accepted with no hesitation. That trip to Cuba carried more than the weight of the 90-mile voyage to a country whose travel restrictions by U.S. citizens had recently been eased after more than 50 years. The schooner also carried filmmaker Matt Dean of Matt Dean Films of California, who was making a documentary about Gittelman’s voyage, tentatively titled “The Old Man and the Sea Return to Cuba.” The seven-man crew, along with Dean and a few capable passengers, set sail Jan. 27 for the communist country, making the trip in just under a day’s time.

“The winds were moderate and broad on the port quarter, making for a pleasant, 20-hour sail to our first port-of-call, Varadero, Cuba,” says Hammet, who spends the bulk of his year captaining nature and dolphin cruises with Sonny C Charters out of Broad Creek Marina, and his winters on a sailboat in the Florida Keys. After a night in Varadero, the schooner headed to its ultimate destination, Havana, where Hammet and the rest of the crew took in the sights, sounds and smells of a city Americans haven’t been able to visit in half a century. Hammet says it was eyeopening.

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“In Havan,a we found the people to be friendly and hospitable. There was no sign of crime or violence of any kind, even though the people were living in crowded, abject poverty,” he says. “Old American cars from the '40s and '50s served as taxis as they darted through narrow streets surrounded by magnificent architecture crumbling from a half-century of neglect.” Hammet said there was plenty of rum to be found in the city, but no toilet seats or toilet paper at the bars, restaurants or marina. There also was a high level of carbon monoxide wafting through the old city due to engine exhaust. “There are no EPA emissions regulations. So as the sun’s going down, you can see this black blanket rising up,” he says. “After three

to four days of hanging around in Havana, it was nice to go up into the mountains and breathe.” The group wasn’t meant to stay beyond Feb. 5 in the country’s capital, but weather offshore kept them grounded — for so long that Gittelman eventually needed to fly back to the United States for work, along with Dean and some of the others, leaving Hammet as captain of a skeleton crew for the return trip, which they finally made on Feb. 11. “(That day) a small weather window was forecast,” he says. “We wasted no time in securing what we could below deck, clearing customs and plotting a heading for Key West.” Initially the winds were blowing at a comfortable 15 knots and were predicted to slow, but instead they picked up to about 30 knots, Hammet says, making for a long night of sailing in high seas. By far the most experienced sailor onboard, he opted to remain at the helm all night long. No one seemed to argue with that line of reasoning. “It wasn’t a very nautical group going back. And there was a lot going on to keep me awake,” he says. “But I wasn’t concerned. There was plenty of boat under me.” After a night of rough seas, they were greeted with a beautiful sunrise and an even more welcome sight — the Sand Key Light Tower, a familiar reef marker about 6 miles out from Key West. “We were all more than ready to be back in the U.S., where our credit cards work, cellphones have service and restrooms are equipped with toilet seats,” Hammet says. “But what an adventure!” M July 2016 37

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here are some things Maria Velez de Berliner can’t tell you about her life — classified information she’s been privy to as part of her role with the U.S. Department of Defense and Homeland Security, and through her teaching on strategic and tactical intelligence with the U.S. Air Force’s Special Operations division. But what she can tell you is utterly captivating. “I was born in Colombia and left there when I was 16 years old. I left because my family was one of the founding families of Colombia and I was supposed to marry a diplomat, bear his children, tolerate his mistresses and be his eyes and ears. And I decided that that was not for me,”

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says Berliner, who was born Maria Helena Velez Restrepo. “I decided to come to the United States of America, because here I could be free.” Orphaned by a car crash that killed her parents when she was 9 months old, Berliner was raised by her maternal grandmother, educated by private tutors and taught things like how to walk down stairs without looking down. She wanted more out of life than hosting parties and marrying someone she didn’t choose. So she came to the U.S. on a green card and built a new life for herself. Berliner, who already spoke French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, needed

to spend a few years brushing up on her English before she scored a job as an administrative assistant for a businessman who was expanding into Latin America. Her business acumen and knowledge of Latin America scored her boss’s company new deals, and he quickly made her vice president of international operations for the company. “I was 21 years old,” she says with a laugh. After several years in the business world, the young woman was determined to make her ultimate dream come true: To go to school. She was accepted at Lake Forest College in Chicago, where she received all A’s.

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“Finally I was going to a classroom and I had professors and I was a student. That’s all I wanted to be in my life,” she says. “Those were the happiest days in my life. Lake Forest still remains that precious adored place on earth.” While a freshman in college, she wrote a paper on the Colombian drug cartel headed by Pablo Escobar, predicting that the cartel would change the structure of the country forever. The paper gave her notoriety in the intelligence community, with the U.S. Army trying to recruit her after college. But she decided to go her own way. “I am an entrepreneur, a capitalist to the core,” she says. After working for others for several years, she started her own company, Latin Trade Solutions, which she ran for eight years before changing its name to Latin Intelligence Corporation. Today, she remains president of that company, offering her intelligence expertise to businesses and government agencies. “My objective with the company was to help people enter foreign markets profitably and safely. They have to have actionable marketing intelligence, know what you are doing, know the ins and outs of the local market, the local competition, the major players, the reasons for their success and failures, and be aware of the regulatory environment under which you’ll be operating. The legal systems and labor laws are very different there,” she says. “Intelligence is not the CIA wrapped in a trench coat. Intelligence is information that has been vetted and analyzed so that somebody can make as informed a decision as possible.” Berliner, who’s been married to Jordan Berliner for 42 years, has built her business on a lot of hard work — “I work 24/7, and I travel 70 percent of the time,” she says — and oversees four independent contractors to help with the load. She recognizes that although it would have only hindered her development in her home country, her family name has opened plenty of doors for her professional life in the States. “Although my generation in my family has nothing to do with me, my name carries a lot of weight all throughout Latin America. Because when you belong to one of the leading families of Latin America, in essence

you belong to all of the leading families in Latin America. It’s totally incestuous,” she says. “So I have a lot of high-level contacts in every single country, in government, in Congress, in municipalities, within the armies and militaries. So even if I don’t know a person in particular, I know the person who can lead me to that person.” The Berliners moved to Hilton Head from Washington, D.C., four years ago, enjoying the Lowcountry’s slower pace, natural beauty and thriving arts scene. When looking back on her life, Berliner says her proudest accomplishments are two-fold: Serving her adopted country through instructing at the U.S. Air Force Special Operations School and liberating the successive generations of women in her family. “To the generation that followed me, I am the mythical figu e that freed them all. All of the women that followed me are topnotch professionals, they married the men they wanted, they have the children they wanted, they educate their children the way they want them to be educated. They have lives of their own,” she says. “I am still, to my generation, the black dot to my family’s reputation. But I became a heroine to all the women in my family.” M


ABOUT MARIA VELEZ DE BERLINER Her favorite vacation spot: “Home. My own bed and my own blanket and my own pillows.” OK, but where else? “I love Asheville (in North Carolina). And I love Portland, Oregon.” What she thinks of people who complain about all that’s wrong with America: “We are not perfect, by far. But we are the best. And if you don’t believe me, get out of the country. And don’t stay in the five-star hotels, don’t take the five-star cruises. Get out into a foreign country and see where real people live, and see the difference. And when you come back, I am sure you will do what I do whenever I come back to this country. As soon as I land in America, I say, ‘Thank God I had the good sense and the generosity of this country to be an American citizen.’ Don’t ever take it for granted.” Something she loves about living in the U.S.: “Voting. I never miss an election. I go to the polls because it is sacred to me to live in a place where I can vote, and when I get out, a machine gun is not pointed at my back. That is the beauty of America.”

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Engel & Völkers announces unprecedented Lowcountry expansion ENGEL & VÖLKERS will soon offer its premium real estate services to even more clients on Hilton Head Island and in the surrounding areas, thanks to an unprecedented expansion. The boutique real estate company opened its Hilton Head Island-Bluffton office at 800 Main St. on Hilton Head in May and is opening additional offices near Sea Pines and in Old Town Bluffton within the year, according to Rick Turner, president and broker-in-charge of Engel & Völkers Hilton Head Island-Bluffton. “I got into real estate here in 1972 and, in all the years since, there’s never been a company that came to our area and opened three state-of-the-art real estate offices in 12 months,” Turner said. “There is a streaming TV that displays Engel & Völkers listings from around the world, which means many of our Hilton Head and Bluffton listings are seen in all of the other Engel and Völkers shops around the world - it is a truly connected network.”

Engel & Völkers celebrated its Lowcountry expansion with a grand opening gala on June 2. The event was attended by the president of Engel & Völkers North America, as well as a number of international dignitaries. Boasting more than 750 brokerages in 36 countries around the globe, Engel & Völkers has an established international presence that allows the company to offer numerous benefits to its clients, including a network of more than 8,000 top-producing, proven real estate advisers who provide premium service at every price point.

Each of Engel & Völkers’ high-tech shops features an elegant design with clean and simple lines — reminiscent of the popular Apple stores — as well as hospitable customer service. “The Engel & Völkers shop concept is extraordinary,” Turner said. “An Engel & Völkers shop is open and inviting, but the most important thing about an Engel & Völkers shop is our hospitality. When someone comes into Engel & Völkers anywhere in the world, the staff is trained to treat them with warm cordiality; they can have coffee, espresso, bottled water, etc.; see the properties they’re going to tour on a large-screen TV and receive an analysis of those properties. It’s high-tech and high-touch.”


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“Engel & Völkers’ global reach definitely sets us apart from the competition,” said Turner. “We dominate Europe and, since the recession’s ended, there are a lot more international buyers looking for U.S. properties. Because of that dominance in Europe, more and more of those international buyers are coming to Hilton Head and the surrounding areas










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“The Engel & Völkers shop concept is extraordinary.”

— and they’re looking to Engel & Völkers for their real estate needs.” “The internet marketing we do is absolutely unsurpassed,” Turner said. “It’s very sophisticated, and results are research-driven — it’s the Amazon. com of online real estate marketing. And the quality of our marketing collateral represents the quality of our clients’ homes - we invest heavily on professional photography and outstanding tactile touches like high-gloss finish and heavier paper stock. It is those little things that make all the difference to buyers and sellers.” In addition to offering premium real estate services for buyers and sellers, Engel & Völkers also utilizes the latest technology to provide property management services that provide both convenience and peace of mind for absentee luxury homeowners. And, as with anything from Engel & Völkers, the service comes with the highest level of hospitable customer care.

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“At Engel & Völkers, we have a high-tech platform that allows us to stay in touch with luxury homeowners and update them on what’s happening with their properties,” said Katie Thompson, property manager for Engel & Völkers Hilton Head Head-Bluffton. “We do customized home inspections for homeowners who aren’t in town. We go through the home and fill out an inspection form on our iPads, confirming that things like the lights, hot water tank, air conditioning, etc., are working. We also take photos of everything so owners can see for themselves. Our emphasis is on customer service; we stay in touch and we return client phone calls, we call everyone back same day.” For more information on Engel & Völkers, call the Hilton Head IslandBluffton office at 843-715-4422, email hiltonhead@evusa.com or visit www.hiltonheadislandbluffton.evusa.com. The Engel & Völkers Hilton HeadBluffton office is also on Facebook.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: As part of Monthly’s yearlong 30th anniversary celebration, we are highlighting 30 years of different industries in each issue. This month, we feature grocery stores and how they helped shape Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and the surrounding Lowcountry.


Coligny Plaza Shopping Center, 17 Lagoon Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Size of store: 22,000 sq. ft. Hours: 7:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Number of associates: 46 (16 full-time, 30 part-time) Years in business: 47 FUN FACTS: The Piggly Wiggly in Coligny Plaza was the island’s first grocery store, and it is the only privately-owned grocery store on Hilton Head. Owner Dave Martin is passionate in his mission to embrace local vendors. The franchise operates its own shrimp trawler to ensure customers receive Carolina jumbo shrimp (steamed in store for $17.99 a pound) from Port Royal Sound, and also stocks locals’ recipes, such as Hilton Head Kitchen’s peach salsa, Vegetable Kingdom Camp Stew, and kettle popcorn from a local firefighter. Martin’s store also embraces a charitable mission, hosting in-store programs such as “Bagging for Tips,” which raised over $20,000 a year for Hilton Head Island High School athletics.


GROCERY STORES In 1956, when J.R. Richardson opened the Red & White, the first grocery store on Hilton Head Island, a good day’s take was about $5.


50 Burnt Church Road, Bluffton, SC 29910 Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Circle Center, 70 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Hours: 6 a.m.-11 p.m. 95 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. FUN FACTS: What you might not know about the Bi-Los in the Hilton Head and Bluffton area is that their shrimp is locally sourced from Port Royal Sound. As one employee put it, “It came in fresh off the boat less than four hours ago.” In addition to the everyday grocery staples, Bi-Lo has a section dedicated to artisanal, quirky and healthy items. Among these items are red lentil pasta spirals and Blue Dragon stir-fry sauces. If you’re in a pinch and need to buy some flowers for your anniversary, Bi-Lo also has a floral department.


Festival Centre at Indigo Park, 25 Pembroke Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 Hours: Open 24 hours Years in business: 7 (opened in 2009) FUN FACTS: Becoming a Super Walmart in 2009, the Walmart on Hilton Head has more than just a few dry goods and produce and is pretty much a full-fledged grocery store. Walmart has a wide selection of produce, meat and dairy. There’s even an area closer to the entrance that has some graband–go items, great for picking up sandwiches and hitting the beach. Walmart also has a bakery that can be a quick way to get a personalized sheet cake for your friend’s birthday.



loaf of bread was 12 cents; coffee was 37 cents a pounds; a T-bone steak was 59 cents a pound and a giant box of Tide was 67 cents; according to “The Hidden History of Hilton Head” by Alice E. Sink. Gene Martin would later buy the store and, in 1992, the Red & White became a Piggly Wiggly. Despite the name change, for many years people would still make out checks to “The Red Pig.” The Martin family-owned store would go on to anchor Coligny Plaza as it does today, serving thousands of locals and tourists, raking in, well, obviously a whole lot more than $5 a day, and serving the community far beyond selling food products. The store is part of the fabric and local history of Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, as is the grocery industry throughout the Lowcountry. Thirty years ago, when Hilton Head Monthly published its first edition, in addition to the Coligny Piggly Wiggly, there was also the Big Star in Pineland Mall; D&J Grocery on Mathews Drive; Gatlin’s Fine Food and Groceries on Lighthouse Road; Winn-Dixie at Northridge Plaza; and a Piggly Wiggly in Shelter Cove. Bluffton, then a very tiny burg, had just the Williams Supermarket on S.C. 46 and Buck Island Road. By 1996, a Bi-Lo on Hilton Head’s Pope Avenue was in business, as well as a Harris Teeter in Park

Plaza and a Publix on Pembroke. On Hilton Head Island today, in addition to the long-standing Coligny Piggly Wiggly, grocers include two Harris Teeters (which are now subsidiaries of Kroger), two Publixes, two Bi-Los, a Fresh Market, a Whole Foods, a Walmart Supercenter, Sam’s Club and the latest addition, the 87,588-square-foot Kroger at the new Shelter Cove Towne Centre. Bluffton continued its small-town pace, but by 2006, it also had a Kroger. Today it also has a Food Lion (in addition to the new Food Lion in nearby Okatie near Sun City Hilton Head), a Kroger, a Bi-Lo, a Target Supercenter and two Publixes within 5 miles of each other — with another one in nearby Hardeeville in the New River Crossing Center, where there is also a Walmart Supercenter. And there’s more on the way for the Bluffton area: • A Costco is planned for Okatie Crossing at U.S. 278 and S.C. 170. It is expected to open in early 2017. The site plan that was approved in 2015 also calls for a Target, Lowe’s, Kohl’s, a movie theater and more.˜ • A Sam's Club and a Walmart Supercenter are planned for the intersection of U.S. 278 and S.C. 46. The Sam's Club at 95 Mathews Drive on Hilton Head will close after the new store opens in early 2017. • A 43,000-square-foot Walmart Neighborhood Market is being built at the intersection of S.C. 170 and Bluffton Parkway. Walmart has not released a construction deadline.

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• A Kroger Marketplace˜is being developed at Buckwalter Place on Buckwalter Parkway, which also is home to a Publix. The 113,000-square-foot store will have a drivethrough pharmacy, fuel center, Starbucks, a “Chef on the Run” hot bar buffet, an apparel department and more. People often wonder how the community can support so many new grocery stores. When Bluffton was a sleepy town, its need for grocery stores was limited. That has changed dramatically with the growth of the community from 1.1 square miles to more than 50 square miles, with a rising population to match. It’s not just Bluffton that has grown, either. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Beaufort area was the 13th fastest-growing metropolitan area in the country from 2013 to 2014. But even with that growth, one still wonders how all these grocery stores maintain enough business to stay afloat. “Generally speaking, there is the possibility for a market to be oversaturated, but the grocers look at density of population and many other factors before deciding where to locate its stores. The supermarket industry is fiercely competitive, so while saturation is part of the decision-making process, they also take a look at the area itself and the need to fill an unmet niche,” said Laura Strange of the National Grocers Association. “Competition is great for consumers. So the stores are always looking for ways to differentiate themselves.” That goes for membership clubs like Sam’s Club and Costco, too. “Many factors go into the decision to choose a location for a new Sam's Club, but the main consideration is meeting the needs of our members,” said Phil Keene, a spokesperson for Bentonville, Arkansas-based Walmart,˛“We look for areas where we can offer members a greater selection of merchandise, convenience and affordability than they had before. We have a great member base in the area, and we are looking to provide them with even more convenient shopping options.” As far as Kroger is concerned, the Lowcountry is a great place to locate new stores. “Bluffton and Hilton Head Island are ideal locations for many businesses,” said Glynn Jenkins, public relations director for the Kroger chain, which is based in Cincinnati. “These communities are among the fastest-growing in the South and have proven to be great destinations for visitors and residents. Providing an exceptional shopping experience to the many people who call Bluffton and Hilton Head Island home is a top priority for Kroger.”


As the community is seeing with the new Kroger Marketplace in Shelter Cove, the addition of groceries at Target in Bluffton and a new Costco, one of the biggest trends is supercenters, where people can do all of their shopping in one giant store. There are also other trends, including more organic products, fresher produce and meats, and large selections of prepared foods, which appeal to millennials, busy families and those who just don’t feel like cooking. Additionally, large selections of ethnic foods, particularly Asian and Hispanic, are also becoming major players in grocery store sales. According to a Nielson Share of Wallet study, “With the buying power of the U.S. Hispanic market now eclipsing $1.2 trillion annually, marketers are more focused than ever on attracting this lucrative segment to their brands.” For family-owned stores, trends are important, but so are good listening and marketing skills. “Since I’m a single-store owner, I’m in the store every day, so my ear is to the ground,” said Piggly Wiggly’s Martin. “I’m also very interested in the local food scene and attend a lot of food shows to see what’s on trend. But mainly, it’s all about listening to my customers.” One thing he and other grocers are particularly interested in is local sourcing. Martin said he has bought into a shrimp boat in Beaufort so that his store can offer local shrimp fresh from the dock. He also said he provides as much organic produce from local providers as possible. “It really is all about taking that extra step,” he said. Another big trend is health and wellness. “This has become huge trend over the past 30 years,” he said. “People are looking for low-fat or low-calorie foods with the goal of a healthier lifestyle. That’s morphed in different ways, particularly in organic foods.” According to USDA studies, other trends include offering pharmacies in grocery stores, instore dieticians and even cooking classes. “People are looking for the full shopping experience,” said Strange. “Some of our members are re-imagining their stores into community hot spots, places to socialize with access to Wi-Fi and other amenities. And I think when people are traveling to the Hilton Head area, they are looking for local foods at local markets to truly experience the community.” Additionally, in response to customer needs, grocers are offering in-store coffee shops, on-site


890 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Size of store: 21,810 sq. ft. Hours: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Number of associates: 66 Years in business: 12 (opened July 30, 2004) FUN FACTS: At Fresh Market, it is possible to grocery shop and still feel like you’re on vacation thanks to the soothing classical music, sweet aroma of flowers, friendly greeting from staff members and old-world vibes that the upscale grocery chain gives off. The store is spotless, allowing one to gracefully transition from the colorful produce to the selection of nuts, taffy, and chocolates, possibly even sipping a sample of the featured coffee along the way. The trip isn’t complete without selecting a homemade pie or “crispie” cookies from the in-store bakery. At the checkout line, there are brochures highlighting locally supported organizations, such as the American Red Cross, No Kid Hungry or the Hope Floats Campaign.


Park Plaza Shopping Center, 33 Office Park Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Size of store: 51,300 sq. ft. Hours: 6 a.m.-midnight Number of associates: 107 Years in business: 4 (opened April 4, 2012) Main Street Village, 301 Main St., Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 Size of store: 50,700 sq. ft. Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Number of associates: 72 Years in business: 25 (opened April 23, 1996) FUN FACTS: Looking for aloe vera leaves or sugar cane? Harris Teeter is sure to check all of the boxes of an eclectic grocery list, offering a one-stop shopping experience. Known for its meats and sprawling wine selection, Harris Teeter also houses a salad bar, sushi bar, pizza station, Starbucks coffee kiosk, pharmacy, Redbox kiosk, and more. In-store promotions such as Fried Friday, Supreme Saturdays and Super Sundays offer competitive steals as well. While one can opt for the online ordering service, shopping in store is far from a chore for parents and children alike because there are constant department samples, including Harry’s famous free sugar cookies at the checkout, to keep one satisfied.


1008 Fording Island Road, Bluffton, SC 29910 Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. 210 Okatie Village Drive, Okatie, SC 29909 Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. FUN FACTS: As soon as you walk into Food Lion, you are met with a “hello, how is your day?” The customer service is excellent. A clean store, this Food Lion’s meat section is extensive, with many rarities hidden in the frozen section. Food Lion also has a bakery, great for picking up some strudel for your weekday breakfasts. If Whole Foods or Fresh Market is a little too far to go to pick up your healthy items, Food Lion has an entire section dedicated to organic and healthy items.

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Gala apples (1 lb)










Strawberries (16 oz)

$4.00 (Red Blossom)

$2.99 (Driscoll’s)

$2.00 (Naturipe)

$3.99 (California Giant)

$2.50 (Dole)

$2.99 (Fox)

3.00 (Driscoll’s)

$2.28 (CalFruit)

$3.99 (Driscoll’s)

Red seedless watermelon


6.99 (Sweet Mama)


$5.99 (SMP)

$4.98 (Melon 1)

$6.99 (Glory)




Bananas (2 lbs)


$1.18 (Dole)


$1.30 (Chiquita)

$1.40 (Chiquita)

$1.38 (Dole)

$1.18 (Chiquita)



Carrots (2 lb bag)

$2.00 (Bolthouse Farms)

$2.49 (Bunny Luv)

$1.89 (Food Lion)

$1.58 (Farmers Market)

$1.98 (Vidali, $.99/lb)

$1.99 (Bolthouse)

$1.98 (Publix)

$1.33 (Bolthouse)

$2.45 (CalOrganic)

Broccoli bunch (1 lb)










Red vine tomatoes (1 lb)










Mixed greens salad (1 pack)

$4.00 (Earthbound Spring Mix)

$2.50 (Earthbound Farm)

$2.79 (Fresh Express Spring Mix)

$3.69 (Fresh Express)

$3.49 (Dole)

$2.99 (Fresh express)

$4.09 (Fresh Express)

$3.63 (Fresh Express Sweet Kale)

$1.99 (365 Spring Mix)

Ranch dressing (16 oz)

$3.00 (Hidden Valley)

$3.99 (Hidden Valley Light)

$3.27 (Hidden Valley)

$3.19 (Hidden Valley)

$3.19 (Hidden Valley)

$3.49 (Hidden Valley)

$3.35 (Hidden Valley)

$2.96 (Hidden Valley)

$3.99 (365)

Sweet tea (1 gal)

$3.00 (Lipton)

$3.19 (Gold Peak)

$1.36 (GoldPeak)

$3.19 (Arizona)

$2.79 (Arizona)

$3.19 (Arizona)

$2.89 (Arizona)

$2.00 (GoldPeak)

$2.99 (Harrisburg Diaries)

Pulp Free Orange Juice

$3.99 (Tropicana)

$3.99 (Simply Orange)

$3.99 (Tropicana)

$3.99 (Tropicana)

$3.99 (Tropicana)

$4.49 (Tropicana)

$4.09 (Tropicana)

$3.67 (Tropicana)


2% Reduced Fat Milk (1 gal)

$2.55 (Clear Value)

$2.99 (The Fresh Market)

$2.99 (FoodLion)

$3.75 (Harris Teeter)

$2.69 (Kroger)

$3.19 (Piggly Wiggly)

$3.09 (Publix)

$2.95 (Great Value)

$3.69 (365)

Eggs (1 dozen grade A large)

$1.85 (Southern Home grade A large)

2.99 (TFM)

$3.39 (Eggland’s Best)

$1.59 (Harris Teeter)

$1.59 (Kroger)

$1.59 (Piggly Wiggly)

$1.50 (Publix)

$1.55 (Sunny Valley)

$3.29 (365)

Plain Yogurt (32 oz)

$3.29 (Dannon)

$3.39 (The Fresh Market)

$2.87 (Dannon)

$3.19 (Dannon)

$2.59 (Dannon)

$2.99 (Dannon)

$2.50 (Dannon)

$2.52 (Dannon)

$3.39 (365)

Butter (15 oz)

$2.50 (Land O’ Lakes)

$4.99 (Land O’Lakes Light)

$5.89 (Land O’Lakes)

$4.29 (Land O’Lakes)

$4.99 (Land O’Lakes)

$4.79 (Land O’Lakes)

$5.15 (Land O’Lakes)

$3.82 (Land O’Lakes)

$3.49 (365)

Provolone Sliced Cheese (12 slices)

$3.00 (Sargento)

$3.49 (TFM)

$3.39 (Sargento)

$3.29 (Sargento)

$4.99 (Sargento)

$3.99 (Sargento)

$3.49 (Sargento)

$2.74 (Sargento)

$5.99 (365)

Fresh Salsa (16 oz)

$3.99 (Jacks Special Salsa)

$3.99 (Zilk’s)

$3.79 (Inspirations Mild Cantina salsa)

$3.79 (Farmer's Market)

$3.99 (America's #1)

$4.99 (Hilton Head Kitchen’s)

$2.99 (Mexicana)

$3.48 (Italian Rose)

$6.08 (365)

Tortilla Chips (1 bag, 13 oz)

$2.99 (Mission)

$2.99 (Xochitl)

$2.00 (Santitas)

$3.49 (Mission)

$2.99 (Mission)

$2.99 (Mission)

$4.19 (Xochitl)

$2.24 (Mission)

$2.99 (365)

Honey Nut Cereal (12.25 oz)

$3.75 (Cheerios)

$3.49 (Cheerios)

$3.79 (Cheerios)

$3.99 (Cheerios)

$2.99 (Cheerios)

$3.79 (Cheerios)

$3.39 (Cheerios)

$2.82 (Cheerios)

$3.99 (365 Morning O’s)

Penne Pasta (16 oz)

$1.50 (Barilla)

$2.2 (Garofalo)

$1.68 (Barilla)

$1.99 (Barilla)

$1.49 (Barilla)

$1.59 (Barilla)

$1.75 (Barilla)

$1.38 (Barilla)

$1.99 (365)

Red Sauce (1 jar)

$2.79 (Newman’s Own)

$2.99 (Neuman Own's)

$2.39 (Prego)

$2.15 (Prego)

$2.19 (Prego)

$2.49 (Prego)

$2.29 (Prego)

$1.88 (Prego)

$2.99 (365)

12 Grain Bread (1 loaf)

$4.29 (Arnold’s)

$3.49 (Arnold's)

$4.29 (Arnold’s)

$3.99 (Pepperidge Farm)

$3.99 (Arnold's)

$4.29 (Pepperidge Farm)

$4.29 (Arnold's)

$1.34 (Arnold’s)

$3.39 (Nature’s Own)

Macaroni & Cheese (1 box, 5.5 oz)

$1.50 (Kraft)

$2.19 (Annie's)

$1.05 (Kraft)

$1.55 (Kraft)

$1.69 (Kraft)

$1.69 (Kraft)

$1.35 (Kraft)

$1.18 (Kraft)

$1.99 (365)

Hot Dogs (15 oz)

$5.49 (Ballpark)

$6.99 (Hebrew National)

$4.99 (Ballpark)

$5.49 (Ball Park)

$3.29 (Ball Park)

$5.39 (Ball Park)

$5.19 (Ball Park)

$2.28 (Ballpark)

$7.49 (Welshire)

Sliced Black Forest Ham (8 oz)

$4.50 (Dietz and Watson)

$4.75 (The Fresh Market)

$5.99 lb (FoodLion)

$5.50 (10.99/lb)

$4.99 (Boar's Head)


$5.50 (10.99/lb)

$4.48 (Sara Lee)


Ground Beef (1 lb)




$3.49 (Harris Teeter)

$4.25 (Kroger)

$4.99 (Piggly Wiggly)

$4.99 (Publix)


$7.49 (Organic)

Rotisserie Chicken




$6.99 (1.75 lb)

$5.99 (Kroger)

$4.99 (Piggly Wiggly)

$7.39 (Publix)



Vanilla Ice Cream (1.5 quarts)

$4.50 (Breyers)

$5.99 (Homemade)

$3.99 (Breyers)

$5.99 (Breyer's)

$6.39 (Breyer's)

$4.99 (Breyer’s)

$5.11 (Breyer's)

$2.98 (Breyers)

$5.99 (365)











* The purpose of this graphical display is indicate how the average family of four can purchase a list of staple items at any one of Hilton Head and Bluffton’s grocery stores for around $100. While it can double as a per-unit price comparison by store for some items, this is not the primary objective as we intentionally selected different quality brands as we recognize that different types of shoppers choose different stores. Likewise, the totals listed are not indicative of where one can find the ch apest or most expensive prices.

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discount gas stations, simplified nutrition labels, extra attention to improving the quality of store brands, and, according to foodnavigator.com, gourmet foods, a market driven by the Food Network, magazines and other food-related media. The Carolina Food Industry Council notes that some stores are even partnering with huge quick-service restaurant chains such as McDonald’s, Pizza Hut and Starbucks to open up outposts within the confines of big supermarkets.


“According to one newspaper report, Gene Martin (the original owner of Coligny Piggly Wiggly), gave away more food than he sold, donating to every charity, every concession stand, every picnic,” states “The Hidden History of Hilton Head.” Dave Martin, the store’s current owner, who was 10 years old when his dad bought “the Pig,” as it’s affectionately known by locals, continues that tradition of supporting the community in a variety of ways. The store supports many local events and makes donations to Hilton Head’s The Deep Well Project, which supports local people in emergency situations. Additionally, athletes from local schools bag groceries during fundraisers where patrons can drop money in a bucket to support the local teams. And it’s not the only store giving back to the Lowcountry. “We are highly active in supporting community initiatives and a number of local and regional community partners — including those aiding in the fight against hunger, schools, nonprofit organizations and our armed services,” said Kroger’s public relations director, Glynn Jenkins. Food Lion has a charitable program that is committed to provide 500 million meals to individuals and families struggling with hunger by the end of 2020. According to the Carolinas Food Industry Council, Bi-Lo and other grocers have been very involved in support of the Wounded Warrior Project’s Independence Program. The Independence Program is designed to help veterans who need to rely on their families and friends for support due to injuries they have suffered, such as brain injury, spinal-cord injury or other neurological conditions. Harris Teeter’s “No. 1 giving priority is eliminating hunger, followed by supporting schools grades K-12 through its Together in Education program and promoting youth health and wellness,” according to its website. In 2013, Harris Teeter donated more than $8.29 million and 5.12 million pounds of food to nonprofit organizations nationally. The bottom line for Martin is simple: “Being in this business for 46 years, I don’t give money to increase business; I do it because it’s in my heart.” M

Festival Centre at Indigo Park, 45 Pembroke Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 Size of store: 55,000 square feet Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Years in business: 21 (opened July 11, 1994) Island Crossing shopping center, 11 Palmetto Bay Rd., Hilton Head, SC 29928 Size of store: 37,000 square feet Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Years in business: 16 (opened March 23, 2000) FUN FACTS: Publix may be one of the older grocery stores on the island, but its services and variety of offerings keep it at the cutting edge in terms of overall shopping experience. One of the first things customers head towards is the Publix Simple Meals Center, which offers recipes, ingredients and even a live demonstration of a featured meal such as Mushroom Swiss Burgers. Nearby are the bakery, offering decadent specialty cakes, and the deli, famous for its custom subs and selection of Boar’s Head meats and cheeses. Publix associates never hesitate to offer a helping hand, from breaking a package of meat to carrying out groceries.


Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 42 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Size of store: 88,191 square feet Hours: Open 24 hours Number of associates: approx. 267 Years in business: 2½ (opened December 2013) FUN FACTS: Driving mid-island along William Hilton Parkway, Kroger is a landmark not to be missed. While one can benefit without even entering by using fuel points or the drive-thru pharmacy, Kroger’s offerings range from a Starbuck’s coffee kiosk, sushi bar, Murray’s cheese shop, in-store wine expert and more. For families who like to eat in, the store is a great spot to grab low-priced, last-minute items such as additional buns, condiments, a cold treat, or beach toys as it is in a great destination that is easily accessible by walking and biking. Last year, Kroger sold more than 44,000 units of sun care products alone.


50 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite R, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Size of store: 30,000 square feet Hours: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Years in business: 2 (opened in July 2014) FUN FACTS: Typically known for its wide selection of organics and health food, Whole Foods has more to offer than just nutritious groceries. In addition to the regular grocery staples, the Hilton Head Whole foods has a gelato kiosk, a hot food bar, sandwich counter and a section where it serves hot pizza — perfect to grab a bite to eat before you start your shopping.˜There’s also an extensive aisle of vitamins and supplements. Each week the store spotlights a local organization to donate a percentage of its sales. Last but not least, the Hilton Head Island Whole Food has a beach aisle that sells t-shirts, sandals and towels for your last-minute beach needs.

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The premise that Hilton Head Island may have something to learn from Charleston may initially seem outlandish.


lthough Charleston and Hilton Head have fascinating histories dating back to the mid-1600s, Charleston has been a major seaport and trading center for hundreds of years. With the exception of its brief occupation by 50,000 Union troops, sympathizers and freed slaves during the Civil War, Hilton Head was an agrarian island used primarily for hunting, fishing and limited farming until the 1950s. But when young Joseph P. Riley Jr. was sworn in as mayor in 1975, Charleston faced a problem similar to an issue Hilton Head Island faces today: How do you rejuvenate an aging city? For decades, Charleston had relied heavily on federal funds and businesses catering to the military, but after World War II that income source was declining. Infrastructure and many commercial and residential structures were deteriorating. (A quick internet search will reveal photographs of the often shabby homes and buildings lining the

Summer at Rainbow Row, a series of historic Georgian row houses on East Bay street, one of most popular tourist attractions in Charleston, South Carolina.

city’s historic East Bay Street in the early 1970s.) Charleston needed a visionary who could encourage renovation and stimulate new investment, while preserving the city’s beauty. They found that visionary in Riley. Riley recognized that for Charleston to prosper in the future, the status quo needed to be challenged and intelligent, controlled economic development had to be a key element. That course met with significant resistance from some “preservationists” who wanted nothing

to change — although that change was already occurring as a result of slow decay. A plan was born to build a large hotel, commercial and conference facility on 5 acres on dilapidated King Street, in the heart of downtown Charleston. Almost 10 years and several lawsuits later, Charleston Place was opened at a cost of $75 million and Charleston’s rebirth was underway. Since 1986, the city government has taken a lead role in the rebirth of the waterfront, the

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" Charleston faced a problem similar to an issue Hilton Head Island faces today: How do you rejuvenate an aging city?"

rehabilitation of King and Calhoun streets, and the creation of new parks and public facilities. Property tax revenues then repaid these from the increase value of the renovated areas. Today, Hilton Head Island also needs some creative renovation and new investment. We owe a great debt to the Frasers, the scores of talented people who followed them to the Lowcountry. And to the dedicated citizens who shared their vision of a well-planned, environmentally friendly community and translated many of their principles into municipal law after the incorporation of the Town of Hilton Head Island in 1983. But Hilton Head Island is at a crossroads. Our identity as a first-class community is on the line, and bold action on the part of our town leaders is necessary. Our commercial infrastructure is wearing out. Many old residential and commercial structures do not meet current codes, but when owners want to make A beautiful view of the Waterfront Park Pineapple Fountain needed repairs or in Charleston, South Carolina. renovations, they often are stymied by a well-intentioned bureaucracy whose demands make those changes impractical. Like Charleston, we need to invest in our “downtowns” — particularly the stretch of land from the Sea Pines Circle to Coligny Circle, the oldest of our commercial nodes and public beach accesses. We need to revise some development standards so that it is economically feasible to renovate or replace aging commercial buildings with sound structures that are aesthetically and environmentally pleasing. We need to use tax dollars for infrastructure improvements such as well-planned parking in the Coligny Beach area and the improved street systems proposed by the town’s Circle to Circle Committee. Wise changes in development standards and selective public investment will lead to renovation and private investment and largely be self-funding as a result of increased property taxes on the enhanced value of the renovated or new facilities. Reinvestment in infrastructure and the “bones” of Hilton Head Island is a key economic issue for those of us living on the island today, but the clock is ticking. Let’s get behind our town leaders and support them as they find a way forward. M

Elihu Spencer is a banking expert with a long business history in global finance His life’s work has been centered on understanding credit cycles and their impact on local economies. The information contained in this article has been obtained from sources considered reliable, but the accuracy cannot be guaranteed. July 2016 47

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The Heritage Classic Foundation, general tournament sponsor of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, is pleased to announce that Derek Paton has joined the team as vice president of sales and marketing. Paton will oversee sales and marketing efforts and comes to the Heritage Classic Foundation with 13 years of experience in the industry, particularly with involvement in PGA Tour properties. Heather Colin is the town of Bluffton’s new director of growth management. Colin will manage the activities, policies and projects for the town’s long-range planning, historic preservation, community development, zoning, development review and building safety. Colin formerly worked as the development review administrator for the Town of Hilton Head Island, where she managed the Shelter Cove Towne Centre redevelopment project. Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island is pleased to announce that Nancy Sulek has been appointed development officer at the island’s free health care clinic. Sulek has been actively involved as a volunteer with the island’s schools and various nonprofit groups throughout the community. The past two years, Sulek worked for WellTrackONE, a wellness company on Hilton Head as senior account manager. Family Promise of Beaufort County is pleased to announce that Lynda Halpern has joined the organization as executive director. Previously the

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS $500K GRANT Community Foundation of the Lowcountry’s board of directors voted to award a $500,000 multi-year grant to the Project SAFE fund. The Community Foundation is beginning a “Connect for Good” capital campaign to raise the remaining $2.5 million needed to complete the project by June 30, 2020. Project SAFE (Sewer Access For Everyone) is an initiative to provide grants for public sewer connections to qualified low-income Hilton Head Island households that still rely on septic systems. Collaborating with the Town of Hilton Head Island and Hilton Head Public Service District, the Community Foundation is spearheading efforts to raise both awareness of the issue and the money needed to connect these homes.

patron relations manager at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Halpern is responsible for fund development, marketing outreach, faith-based collaborations and the daily operation of the arts center’ day center. The Town of Hilton Head Island announced that the Board of Directors of the Center for Public Safety Excellence has appointed town manager Steve Riley for a term of three years to serve as a commissioner on the Commission on Fire Accreditation to fill the International City/County Management Association representative seat. Riley is one of the 11 commissioners on CFAI, representing a cross-section of the fi e service industry, including fi e departments, city and county management, code councils, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the International Association of fi efigh ers. Kerry Mayo was selected as the Beaufort County School District’s first transportation director after the Board of Education decided to end the district’s relationship

JERSEY-BASED WOMEN’S CLOTHING STORE OPENS IN BLUFFTON Maluka, a New Jersey-based women’s clothing store, is now open at 5 Promenade St. in Old Town Bluffton. The shop carries the latest fashion trends at moderate price points. Top brands include Virginia Wolf, La Made, Tart, Parker, Blank NYC, Hidden Denim, Blue Pepper, Show Me Your Mumu, Dl 1961, and Sundry. Maluka began in 2004 as a dream of three “sisters.” The name Maluka is a combination of their names, “Ma” for Marcy, “lu” for Lulu and “ka” for Kari — and they all share one very hip, fashion-forward grandmother. The sisters partnered with Kim Block and Maluka was created. Find more information online at shopmaluka.com.

with private-sector transportation provider Durham School Services. Mayo had previously managed the district’s school bus operations for First Student, a private-sector provider that was the district’s contractor prior to Durham. He left Beaufort County to work with First Student as its contract manager in Savannah. He was later was named as the company’s Atlantic Southeast regional manager. The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa is pleased to announce that its sales star Michael Reich will take over the south, east and west association markets. In this new role, Reich’s expertise in the association market will elevate existing relationships and develop new ones within associations and meeting planners requiring more than 26 rooms. Reich graduated from Florida State University with a degree in hospitality management and is an experienced sales veteran with most of his career spent in the Washington, D.C., association arena. Family Promise congratulates Kate Oresic for her promotion to director of case management. Oresic began as the group’s sole case manager four years ago and has been responsible for all case management services for clients to include screening, credentialing and orientating them to the shelter. She oversees and implements the 90-day life skills curriculum, which

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she developed, and coordinates the Leap Forward and Staying on Track programs. United Way of the Lowcountry announces AmeriCorps applications are currently being accepted for the 2016-17 service year, which begins in August. AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.

AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest independent evaluator of charities, has reawarded Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island four stars, its highest and most prestigious rating. This designation is made on the basis of sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. The Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island has been named a “2016 Family Vacation Critic Favorite” for the third year in a row by Family Vacation Critic, TripAdvisor’s family travel website. The resort was awarded the honor after being personally vetted by Family Vacation Critic’s team of experts, ensuring it is a family-friendly resort, and receiving high ratings from family travelers. Professional Tennis Registry is delighted to announce that Public Tennis, Inc., (PTI) has awarded five junior scholarship grants for the PTR Wheelchair Tennis Championships.

HILTON HEAD SOLAR OPEN FOR BUSINESS Hilton Head Solar develops, designs, engineers, finances installs and maintains solar-energy systems for clients ranging from residential customers to manufacturers to big-box retail stores. Hilton Head Solar has more than 20 years of experience designing and installing solar electric generating systems. The company is a direct installer/licensed electrical contractor with experience installing over 60 mega watts of solar electric nationwide. To find out how much money you can save, contact Chris at Hilton Head Solar. chris@ hhsolarpower.com, 843-263-8011. July 2016 49

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BUSINESS The PTR Championships, part of the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour and an International Tennis Federation (ITF) Grade A Junior Tournament, will be held Sept. 29 through Oct. 2 at Hilton Head Motorcoach Resort and Chaplin Park Tennis Center. The PTI scholarships will cover entry fees and accommodations for five junior players who could not otherwise afford to participate in the tournament. Over the years, competing in this event has opened the door for many juniors to play the pro circuit and obtain scholarships to play collegiate wheelchair tennis.

already raised over $110,000.

Emily Murphy of Hilton Head Dermatology recently attended the National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners conference held in Clearwater, Florida. Murphy is working on her certific tion through NADNP, which is the only post-master’s certific tion program for dermatology nurse practitioners.

Bill Gladwell announced that he has received a TripAdvisor Certific te of Excellence for his No. 1-rated show at the Comedy Club of Hilton Head. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates those who have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certific te of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries, and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

The Heritage Library is pleased to share its gratitude toward the Honor Our Heroes Foundation for a generous donation toward the restoration efforts of Baynard Mausoleum. The restoration project, which seeks to raise $440,000 for the crucial work of restoring the iconic mausoleum on the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway, began in earnest in October 2015 and has

For the 18th consecutive year, the Hilton Head IslandBluffton Chamber’s Visitor & Convention Bureau has been recognized by readers of Successful Meetings as a 2016 Pinnacle Award winner as “One of the Best of the Best CVBs/DMOs in the Southeast Region.” Presented annually by Northstar Meeting Group’s Successful Meetings brand, the Pinnacle Awards are voted on by decision-makers for planning meetings, events, conferences and incentive programs in the U.S. and worldwide.

Rodney Engard, president of Engard Real Estate Company, presented the annual Engard Scholarship Student of the Year award to Terrance Heyward of Bluffton, graduate of Bluffton High School. Engard also presented the Engard Real Estate

NEW YACHT ADDED TO BOTTOMLINE’S FLEET Bottomline Yacht Charters in Shelter Cove Marina has added a luxurious yacht to its fleet Find this 2003 46-foot Cruisers motor yacht with three bedrooms, two baths and a Jacuzzi tub at bottomlineyachtcharters.com to plan your next trip.

OAK ADVISORS AWARDS SCHOLARSHIP OF EXCELLENCE Oak Advisors, a locally owned and operated, fee-only, registered investment adviser located in Bluffton, has awarded Caleb Whiteleather the 2016 Oak Advisors Scholarship of Excellence. Whiteleather, from Bluffton, attended Bluffton High School and will attend Winthrop University this fall. The Oak Advisors Scholarship of Excellence was created by the principals of Oak Advisors, Michelle Myhre and John Chiacchiero. The annual scholarship is administered by the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry and is awarded to local, qualified high school seniors planning to a tend an accredited college or university and major in business or economics.

Company 2016-17 Teacher of the Year award to Shannon Reilly, Bluffton High School’s mathematics educator. For 13 years, Engard has recognized Bluffton High School’s teachers and students for their hard work, commitment and dedication.

NEW BUSINESS Rick Leipold and Nina Lobb have recently started Island Life HH Photography, a photography company that brings you quality photos of your family, vacation and local business. They look forward to working with many of the great people of Hilton Head Island in the years to come. Caretta Coffee Company, a vibrant new local coffee shop is now open in Coligny Plaza. Drawing inspiration from the unique character of this seaside downtown of Hilton Head Island, the owners of Caretta Coffee Company aspire to do more than serve great food. From its inception, the restaurant has been designed to nourish this growing community, satisfying both locals and visitors alike from sun up to lights out. Caretta Coffee Company will also offer delectable wine and cheese platters, gourmet to-go options for beachgoers, pastries and more. Locals and visitors alike will enjoy easy access bike parking and people watching and free Wi-Fi from the large outdoor patio. Pediatric Smiles is Bluffton’s newest fun, exciting, and kid-

friendly pediatric dental office. Dr. Courtney Davis specializes in treating infants, children, teens and individuals with special needs. Pediatric Smiles is located in the Calhoun Street Promenade (above Darling Eye Center) and is now accepting new patients. Michael and Nancy Apy are excited to announce the formation of their new business, Home Watch of the Carolina Lowcountry. They offer a complete and comprehensive property watch service designed to give the absentee owner peace of mind while they are away. Rochelle Clarkson is thrilled to announce the opening of Alliance Dance Academy. This business will fill a much-needed desire for another choice when it comes to dance in Beaufort County. Clarkson has more than 40 years of experience as a dancer, performer, teacher, studio director and owner. She holds a bachelor’s in dance from Shenandoah Conservatory and has danced professionally across the U.S. The Alliance Dance Academy believes in teaching the art of dance in a fun yet disciplined and dedicated atmosphere. Alliance Dance Academy has classes for dancers ages 2 1/2 thru adult in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop and acro.

BUSINESS NEWS The Bluffton Town Council cut property taxes slightly by eliminating two new positions

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previously proposed by staff and by reducing spending on items such as vehicle fuel. The tax cut will save the owner of a home valued at $250,000 about $20 a year in taxes, according to town documents. The Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island launch its “Outside at Sonesta” program, which will offer guests direct on-site access to bicycle, beach umbrellas and chairs, and beach game rentals throughout the year. Seasonal on-resort activities available through “Outside at Sonesta” include bicycle tours for families and individuals available through Oct. 15 and surf camps available through Aug. 31. Resort guests will also be able to secure off-site activities offered by Outside Hilton Head through the resort’s guest services desk. South State Corp. and Southeastern Bank Financial Corp. jointly announced today the signing of a definitive merger agreement. The combination of these two companies creates a premier franchise in the Carolinas and Georgia. Haig Point is again proud to be a sponsor of LoCo Motion’s three-day breast cancer event, to be held Sept. 22-25 in the Hilton Head area. The event includes a 10-mile run on each of three islands: Daufuskie Island, Callawassie Island and Hilton Head Island. Last year, the first day’s event was run on the roads and paths of Daufuskie at large. This year the first day’s entire 10-mile run will be within Haig Point. Bluffton-Jasper Volunteers In Medicine unveiled its long-awaited Ridgeland medical clinic during an open house in Ridgeland. The Bluffton-Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine provides medical services free of charge to individuals who are without health insurance, live or work in great Bluffton or Jasper County and qualify based on income.

LLHHI SPONSORING REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIR Lifelong Learning of Hilton Head is a proud sponsor of the Sea Island Regional Science Fair. Two students from SIRSF who attended the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix won top prizes. Victoria Hamlin and Maile Paulmier were among the 1,700 champions competing from 75 countries. Victoria Hamlin of Hilton Head Island High School won a $14,000 academic excellence scholarship from West Virginia University. Maile Paulmier of H.E. McCracken Middle School in Bluffton won fourth place and $500 in the materials science division.

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Th e heart

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M id-island puts residents and visitors in the middle of it all June THE SPECTACULAR SOUTH END



EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second in a three-part summer series celebrating Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and the surrounding Lowcountry.

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Th e best part of mid-island living is it makes every place on Hilton Head Island convenient, whether it’s Harbour Town or Honey Horn. BY LISA ALLEN


ut you might not feel like leaving the area because everything you need is right there. The hub of the island’s midsection is Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, a 2,000-acre community where you can rent or buy an oceanfront home, a golf course-side villa or stay at one of two luxury beach hotels. From any accommodation, you can commute by bicycle, flip-flops or the Palmetto Dunes Buggy to get to three miles of beach, brand-new shops at Shelter Cove Towne Center, renown restaurants, three golf courses, dozens of tennis courts, fishing, kayaking or sailing. For those reasons, Realtor Phil Schembra is one who hasn’t really left mid-island in 40 years. “I came here to work for Palmetto Dunes when it was first being built. When I got here in 1976, there was no MLS (multiple listings service, which a directory of properties for sale).” He was able to steer people to only property within the resort. “I wasn’t that really gung-ho about the other properties.” Schembra still isn’t; he sells only in Palmetto Dunes. “Some of these houses, I’ve sold three or four times,” Schembra said. “I remember all of the fun things. I have so many fabulous memories. I just worked with a family that I sold their parents’ condo 30 years ago. I’ve seen generations of families and I help make their dreams become reality.” It’s an easy sell, he said. “Palmetto Dunes is the youngest of the original properties. The people did a wonderful master plan.” Queens Folly Road serves as the backbone for the development, with the oceanfront resort on the south side and private homes to the north.

“The landmass is unique,” Schembra said. The property has three miles of the Atlantic Ocean on one side, the deepwater Shelter Cove Marina on Broad Creek on the other and an 11-mile contained lagoon system in between. “We have the largest lagoon system on the East Coast,” Schembra said. “We’re able to raise and lower flood gates to control water levels.” Taking full advantage of the lagoon system is Outside Hilton Head, an adventure outfitter offering kayak rentals, guided boat tours and thousands and thousands of bicycles for rent. The outfitter started as a windsurfing school 30 years ago and now has a legion of guides and instructors to help you create an excursion that you won’t forget. Its expertise is vast, involving just about any outdoor activity you can think of on land or water. You can experience the beautiful area on nature hikes, dolphin-sighting boat trips, biking, surfing, kayaking or paddle boarding. If you don’t want to leave the resort, you also can enjoy Palmetto Dunes’ three golf courses and 25 tennis courts. The latest crazes on the courts are pickleball and POP tennis, said Karen Kozemchak, director of marketing at Palmetto Dunes. The two sports use paddles and larger balls to enable everyone to take command on a modified court, regardless of experience or age. “There are more amenities in this community than you can shake a stick at,” Schembra said. And like other major resorts on the island, mid-island isn’t sitting still. The new Shelter Cove Towne Centre is an open-air shopping district with a community park overlooking Broad Creek. “I’m seeing friends from other parts of the island I’ve never seen here before,” Schembra said.

The center also offers more vantage points to see a mainstay of mid-island life, the Tuesday night fireworks that are part of the annual HarbourFest. HarbourFest is a summer tradition held Monday through Friday evenings all summer long. It’s been central to families’ vacations for 28 years. The star attraction is Shannon Tanner, a singer-songwriter who has been entertaining generations of families with songs and skits. It’s those memories that keep people coming back to Palmetto Dunes year after year, Kozemchak said. “We keep our property up to the highest standards and we offer outstanding customer service,” Kozemchak said. “A lot of guests remember our names, and we remember theirs. “People come here because people enjoy this island. It’s different from a lot of locations on the East Coast. They come to play tennis, bike ride, go to the Dune House to listen to entertainment or to Big Jim’s for dinner. They enjoy HarbourFest and plan to come here to live. It’s exciting to hear people’s enthusiasm for this place we call home.” Palmetto Dunes also welcomes everyone, not just those staying on the property. “A lot of our resort is open to the public, including the General Store, the tennis center, Outside Hilton Head and the golf courses,” Kozemchak said. But if you want to stay at the resort, you’ll have plenty of lodging options, from rental villas and homes to the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa or the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort, both of which recently underwent multi-million dollar renovations. “There are only two communities that have everything: Sea Pines and Palmetto Dunes,” Schembra said. “We’re blessed with a great piece of property that was masterfully developed.” It’s also perfectly located. Mid-island: a little bit of heaven right in the middle of everything. M

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Landmarks Mid-Island


There are five great public beaches mid-Hilton Head Island, all with wide shoreline and a little off the beaten path. For a day of fishing or bird-watching, check out Fish Haul Beach. It’s a mostly untouched spot, and great for nature lovers. Islanders Beach Park is great for swimming, and less crowded than most Hilton Head beaches. Not much parking though, so ride a bike or have someone drop you off. If you want to try your hand at surfing or body-boarding, check out Folly Field Beach Park. If you’re heading out with the whole family, definitely give Driessen Beach Park a try. It’s got lots of parking and restrooms, as well as a flat ocean floor and small waves, making it a great kid-friendly option. If you want to bring your dog with you, Burkes Beach is located right next to Chaplin Community Park, which boasts a dog park where your buddy can run around. Just remember: Animals are not permitted on the beach between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. through Sept. 30.

Hilton Head Island is definitely a golf destination, with a wide array of courses throughout the area. Mid-island, there PHOTO BY ARNO DIMMLING are seven public courses to choose from. Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run emphasizes strategy and finesse with lots of water hazards. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the course winds through the Indigo Run community and is beautiful as well as challenging. There are three courses located in Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort: The Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course is the most wide-open of the three and is always a little different each time you play, depending on the wind conditions. This course is home to one of the two oceanfront holes on Hilton Head Island, offering a sweeping view of the Atlantic. If you’re looking for bragging rights, the George Fazio Course boasts the toughest final four holes on Hilton Head Island. The Arthur Hills Course takes advantage of the rolling dunes and thick palmettos of the Lowcountry in its landscape. Within its rolling layout, it emphasizes accuracy and precision over distance. The last three courses are located within Port Royal. The Barony Course was one of the first courses on Hilton Head. It appears to be open, but the greens are the real challenge. If you are a big fan of water hazards, check out the Planter’s Row Course, with water on 10 of its 18 holes. Take your round of golf with a side of history on the Robber’s Row Course, which is on former Civil War grounds. It features historical markers throughout the course describing Hilton Head’s Civil War history.

Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center and Port Royal Racquet Club each offer a variety of courts, as well as a pro shop. For the more casual player, Chaplin Community Park has four lighted courts available on a first-come, first-served basis.




Fish Haul Park is adjacent to the beach and offers picnic pavilions and walking trails to complete your day of hanging out outdoors. Take the family over to Chaplin Community Park for a pick-up game of basketball, soccer or tennis. You’ll also find a picnic area and a dog park, so bring your furry friend, too. Shelter Cove Community Park is great place to spend the afternoon, with its playground and observation deck. There’s a picnic area, but you’re also right next to the Shelter Cove Towne Centre if you want to stop by a restaurant instead. There are several events hosted here every week, so plan your visit accordingly. On Tuesdays, you’ll find the Community Market, followed by Summer Jams and a fireworks display. Thursday nights is Movies in the Park on the outdoor screen. Check out local bands at Sunset Celebrations on Fridays.

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Shelter Cove Towne Centre

Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

An outstanding collection of shops and restaurants as well as beautiful views, it is home to HarbourFest, a summer staple on Hilton Head on Tuesday nights. The event includes music, entertainment and a fi eworks show. On Thursday nights, the harbor is home to the Music & Taste concert series. You can book your nature tour or dolphin cruise from Shelter Cove Marina, as well as boat rentals, fishing charters and all the watersports you can imagine.

Broad Creek Marina

First Presbyterian Church

With its beautiful architecture and amazing acoustics, it’s the perfect place to take in a musical performance. Be sure to check the schedules of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra and the Hilton Head Choral Society while you’re here — they are both a mustsee for music lovers.

Another great place to start your Hilton Head adventure. Head out on a dolphin cruise or fishing charter, or give parasailing a try. If you work up an appetite out on the water, check out Up the Creek Pub & Grill. The marina is also home to ZipLine Hilton Head, where you can take a two-hour canopy tour and get a unique look at the beautiful views of Hilton Head — from the treetops! You can also challenge yourself on the Aerial Adventure courses with more than 50 obstacles.



This new center is home to a wide variety of shops and restaurants that will be enjoyed by the whole family. Adjacent to Shelter Cove Community Park, you’ll be right on the scene for lots of fun summer events throughout the week. It’s got great water views, so you can take a stroll and enjoy your new purchases or an ice cream.

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Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf

With two courses to choose from, Pirate’s Island is a great place to spend the afternoon with the family. It’s a fun course with a great pirate theme the kids will love. Be sure to get a picture in the stocks on your way out!

Adventure Cove Miniature Golf & Arcade Adventure Cove has two mini golf courses to choose from, with pretty waterfalls and gardens to enjoy while you play. Inside, you’ll find the island’s only arcade. The kids will love the variety of games, and you can play your favorite classics, too.

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Get your culture fix at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, home to a variety of performances and special events. You’ll see local talent as well as traveling groups put on amazing performances in all kinds of shows. There’s something for everyone!

Art Galleries

Be sure to check out Endangered Arts and its diverse collection of originals, limited editions, bronze sculptures and glass pieces. Nash Gallery is a great place to find handcrafted jewelry, furniture, ceramics, blown glass and more. Check out works by a variety of local artists at the Art League of Hilton Head Gallery, which offers a variety of free exhibitions open to the public.

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There are 46 mid-island restaurants ranging from legendary fine dining destinations to fantastic hole-in-the-wall hideaways. Most are located just off William Hilton Parkway in shopping complexes such as Fresh Market Shoppes, South Island Square, Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Resort, Shelter Cove Towne Centre, The Plaza at Shelter Cove and Plantation Center. Many visitors are looking for good, local seafood with an amazing water view. You can’t go wrong with the Old Oyster Factory or ELA’s Blu Water Grille. If you’re looking for great fare with a touch of European flai , check out The French Bakery or Alfred’s.

Grocery Stores


There’s a grocery store for everyone mid-island. Kroger at Shelter Cove Towne Center has everything you could possibly need and then some. If variety is the spice to your life, definitely head there. You can’t beat the prices at Bi-Lo in Port Royal Plaza, which is next door to Sam’s Club if you are a member and need to buy in bulk. If organic is your preferred way to shop, stop by Whole Foods and you can grab lunch from the hot bar while you’re there. Fresh Market also has a great variety of healthy choices and carries some harder-to-find international items.

Other Shopping

Mid-island is home to lots of smaller shopping plazas, all offering a unique selection of shops and restaurants worth checking out. Be sure to visit the Fresh Market Shoppes, Plantation Center, South Island Square, and Port Royal Plaza. Keep an eye out later this year and early next year for new stores coming to the new Sea Turtle Marketplace. 58 hiltonheadmonthly.com

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Roadside stands


Looking for fresh produce, seafood or locally made items? Check out one of the many roadside food stands located mid-island. Barnacle Bill’s is known for its wide selection of seafood, sauces and spices. The blackboard listing the fish selection changes daily based on what is running and what is delivered. Guitarist Brad Nelson also helps set the mood with live music. Grant’s Fresh Produce (next to Harold’s Diner) is run by the Grant family, which has been growing and harvesting Lowcountry produce since before the bridge was built.

Many of the oceanfront hotels offer first-class spa services. The most popular mid-island spa is Heavenly Spa at the four-star The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. It offers a full-retail boutique and a 1,000-square-foot locker room complete with a sauna, steam room, whirlpool and relaxation lounge. Heavenly Spa is the largest full-service salon and spa on the island.

Where to stay

There are a variety of accommodation types located mid-island. From low-cost motels to sprawling timeshare resorts, oceanfront rental homes and four- and five-star hotels, mid-island accommodations have enough variety to please every travel style and budget. The most popular hotels are The Westin Hilton Head Resort & Spa, the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort and Hilton Head Mariott Resort & Spa. You can have a great vacation at those three locations without ever leaving the complex. July 2016 59

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Celebrates 28th Year

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you want to experience summers on Hilton Head Island, you have to see Shannon Tanner at HarbourFest at Shelter Cove. The singer-songwriter has been silly, warm, entertaining and fun for decades. He started with Palmetto Dunes in the mid-1980s when he was a young father in his mid-20s. He had written songs for his son and that gave him an advantage. He has been at it ever since. Today, when he signs a hat for a young fan, he might notice that fan’s mom’s hat has been signed dozens of times, too. “I love what I do,” Tanner said. “I have as much fun as the audience.” He said he keeps the show fresh, but adds new elements slowly. People expect his show to evoke memories from years ago that they can re-create with their children. “My show is central to a family‘s memories of Hilton Head Island. I respect that,” he said.

BY LISA ALLEN Another longtime island favorite is Cappy the Clown, who roams the crowds from 6 to 9 p.m. during HarbourFest. “HarbourFest is Hilton Head Island’s largest, multi-week ongoing event,” said Karen Kozemchak, marketing director for Palmetto Dunes. “People think of the RBC Heritage as the biggest event, but that is just one week.” HarbourFest draws as many as 60,000 visitors every year, many of them coming back year after year. The free event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, Memorial Day through Labor Day, giving families plenty of time to stroll past the boats in the marina and maybe enjoy a beverage at a local restaurant. “The property rental people say families ask when HarbourFest is before they book their vacations. Those slots go first,” Kozemchak said. The highlights are Tanner’s hour-long shows, one at 7 p.m. and another at 8:30 p.m.

“Everyone wants to visit IF YOU GO with him, so he’s HarbourFest: 6-9 p.m. MondayFriday through Labor Day weekend there early and Shannon Tanner shows: 7-8:30 he stays late,” Kozemchak said. p.m. daily. On Thursdays, Tanner’s show becomes the Parrot Palooza “He is there five with the help of the Oyster Reefers nights a week. Cappy the Clown: 6-9 p.m. Monday through Friday He takes time Fireworks: Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. for everyone.” Fireworks will (If rained out, they will be moved to Wednesday) be launched every Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. Organizers set the specific time so everyone has time to gather at Shelter Cove. Palmetto Dunes carefully preserves the ambiance people have come to expect. “People don’t want it to be razzle dazzle. We’re not a boardwalk of games and lights and noise. People come here to be entertained without too much craziness,” Kozemchak said. “It’s not like it has to be a game a minute. Sometimes less is more.” M

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ilton Head Island’s midsection takes its summers very seriously. It doesn’t let up for a single weekday from Memorial Day through Labor Day, hosting an ongoing party for hundreds of its friends at HarbourFest. The events, held Mondays through Friday evenings at Shelter Cove Harbour, feature live entertainment from Shannon Tanner and Cappy the Clown, both of whom could go by just their first names in these parts. They are that well-known and wellloved. Their enthusiasm is infectious any day of the week, but the energy ramps up a bit on Tuesdays. As most visitors know, Tuesdays are extra special. These days are capped off with a fireworks display that lights up the night sky over Broad Creek. This year, the Tuesday fireworks will start at 9:30 p.m. to give people plenty of time to get settled in for the spectacle. And thanks to the new Shelter Cove Towne Centre, there are even more areas from which to watch the light show, said Karen Kozemchak, director of marketing for Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. Putting on the show is no small task, Kozemchak said. It takes hours of preparation. The weekly show, which lasts about 15 minutes, takes four to six hours to set up. The key concern is the safety and security of the people who put on the fireworks display, she said. The display is presented by a licensed and certified fireworks provider. “They have to move 500

pounds of explosives from ship to boat to barge,” Kozemchak said. Once the fireworks are loaded into cannisters on the barge, organizers return to shore. “(The fireworks) are all set off remotely,” she said. “No one is on the barge when they’re going off. It’s much safer that way.” But because of the time needed to set up the show, weather can wreak havoc on those weekly plans. “The weather is our biggest challenge,” Kozemchak said. “Sometimes people don’t understand why we’ve canceled the show when the weather clears up by 7 p.m. They don’t understand it takes four to six hours to set up the show. If we aren’t certain of the weather by mid-afternoon, we have to cancel. If we don’t get the window to set it up, you can’t shoot them. It’s a long tail.” This year, if Tuesday’s show gets rained out, organizers will try again on Wednesday. The fireworks will be held every Tuesday with the exception of July 5. That week, the big show is on the Fourth. “That show takes eight to 10 hours to set up,” Kozemchak said. Palmetto Dunes is the primary sponsor for the event, but many local businesses serve as sponsors, too. The joint effort shows visitors how important they are to all local businesses. “The weekly show costs well into six figures each year,” Kozemchak said. “We’re always looking for local sponsors. It’s a good investment. The fireworks bring in 6,000 to 7,000 people every week.” M July 2016 63

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Summer surprises at Shelter Cove BY LISA ALLEN

New shopping center, park are drawing visitors like bees to honey...


helter Cove has always been a mid-island destination, but its fresh face and new park have pushed that appeal to an even higher level. Its managers are leaving nothing to chance by packing the calendar with irresistible events at Shelter Cove Community Park. In case that’s not enough, most events are free and all are perfect for the whole family. “Our original goal was to make it an energy center for the island,” said Roni Allbritton, general manager of the new Shelter Cove Towne Centre. “It’s an open-air shopping and dining destination that perfectly matches what makes Hilton Head Island special. Plus, the park takes advantage of the beautiful sunsets over Broad Creek.” The planners carefully cleared vegetation to open up views of the creek, creating stunning vistas most people didn’t even know existed. Developers planted scores of trees elsewhere on the property to retain Hilton Head’s famous canopy. “The response from residents and visitors has been phenomenal,” Allbritton said. “Customer traffic far exceeded our expectations. The merchants are very pleased.” Allbritton said everyone in the area works together to create an irresistible atmosphere. “We try to think of things that would be appealing to tourists and residents,” she said.

If the social media response to recent “movies in the park” events is any indication, they’re on the right track. Next up are Sunset Celebrations each Friday evening. The event features local bands that will draw even more people to the park and the shopping center. Once a month, the Carolina Dreamers Car Club Cruise-In will rally there, giving visitors a chance to drool over dozens of collector cars. With so much to see and do at Shelter Cove Towne Centre, take advantage of the parking shuttle to help you get around to all of the shops, restaurants and events. If you’re a pedaler, there are plenty of bike racks, too. Work is already underway on the last phase of the development: 240 luxury apartments. “There is a strong desire on Hilton Head for upscale apartments,” Allbritton said. They, too, will have beautiful views of the creek. Come check out Shelter Cove. One stunning sunset and you’ll be hooked. M

SHELTER COVE COMMUNITY PARK EVENTS MOVIE NIGHTS IN THE PARK 9 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 11 Details & movie schedule: www.sheltercovetownecentre.com/events/2016/6/16/summer-movies-in-the-park SUNSET CELEBRATION 7-10 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 2 Live music from local bands, bounce house, face painting, jugglers Details & band lineup: www.sheltercovetownecentre. com/events/sunset-celebration CAROLINA DREAMERS CAR CLUB CRUISE-IN 5-8 p.m. fourth Thursday of each month through October Details: www.sheltercovetownecentre.com/ events/2016/6/23/carolina-dreamers-car-club-cruise-in

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Your best SELF BY RACHEL BECKER THERE ARE MANY WAYS we can show ourselves love. An especially important way is simply taking care of our bodies. Some people switch to a more balanced diet by eating clean and green. Others wash their face more regularly and go to bed an hour earlier. Many even work to kick a bad habit or turn to cardio-intensive exercise and strength training. In order to spread more love, joy and beauty in the world, we have to prioritize feeling like the best version of ourselves. Only when we are feeling our best can we give our best to family, friends, our work and our communities. Creating our “best self” doesn’t always have to imply months of disciplined restriction or daily gut-wrenching, heart-racing and exhaustive pain. In fact, change can occur overnight, and it can be a painless and relaxed process, too. There are many practitioners who have a variety of services to offer to help you look and feel your very best. It’s easy to look in the mirror and think that we could never look like the models in the fashion magazines, but often even a small change can give us the boost in confidence we need to carry ourselves differently and let our inner beauty shine through.

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Before visiting Serendipity Medical Spa, our client was experiencing common signs of aging including wrinkles, a dull complexion, loss of volume, thinner lips and heavier jowls. She was ready to make a change. Dr. Vormohr injected Botox in the forehead, glabella and crow’s feet area to treat fine lines and wrinkles. He also injected Voluma in her cheeks to give the face more shape and fullness. Juvederm was used to fill the lips and the nasolabial folds around the mouth area. Fraxel 1550 tightened our client’s jowl area as well as improved the overall tone and texture. Her daily routine includes using the Clarisonic Facial Brush, TNS Essential Serum by SkinMedica and Intellishade by Revision.

before Getting a facial or anti-wrinkle treatment to help keep your face looking young, getting a teeth-whitening treatment or cosmetic veneers to hide a gap, or getting a laser treatment for unsightly (and painful!) varicose veins are examples of things that you can do to alleviate that one aspect of your appearance that you can’t stop fixating on. The Hilton Head Island and Bluffton area is home to many trained professionals who specialize in services that can help you make the transformation you’re looking for and affect your health and happiness — the two most important things in life. Our local health and beauty industries offer not only a variety of services and treatments, but the most innovative and up-to-date technologies out there. Ultimately, this is not a call to get back on the saddle with that long-forgotten New Year’s resolution or to succumb to every trend and standard set by celebrities, but rather a call to love yourself, and not be afraid to give yourself the best. The before-and-after beauty treatments presented on the following pages exemplify the types of physical changes that can give you a little extra spring in your step.

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Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) is a treatment alternative to surgical vein stripping for vericose veins. A small laser optic fiber is inserted via a needle stick into the leaking vein that causes vericose veins. Pulses of laser light are delivered inside the vein causing the vein to collapse and seal shut. For most cases, the procedure is performed in-office under local anesthesia. Following the procedure, a compression dressing is placed on the treated leg. Patients typically return to normal activity the same day. Endovenous Laser Ablation is an FDA-approved treatment of varicose veins. Most insurance plans now cover EVLA for symptomatic varicose veins.



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Brian came to see our dental team because he was unhappy with the aging of his smile. He felt that his teeth were worn out looking and a bit discolored. He tried whitening but it only helped him to a point. What Brian wanted was a more youthful and fresh look. Brian’s smile was easily rejuvenated in just three visits with the use of porcelain veneers and crowns. Each tooth was intentionally designed to create a natural, masculine smile. Brian loves his new smile.


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IMPROVE YOUR TENNIS Becca Edwards is a wellness professional, freelance writer, owner of b.e.WELL+b.e.CREATIVE (bewellbecreative. com) and graduate of the Clemson Master Gardener program.


with these 5 yoga poses BY BECCA EDWARDS


or people looking to bring their lives and bodies back into balance through natural means, crossing paths with local health and wellness advocate Amy Spadafora-Thompson is quite beneficial. According to the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, Hilton Head boasts eight of the world’s top 100 tennis resorts and camps. And whether you’re a singles player or doubles champ, whether you play for fun or are working up the USTA ranks, you know tennis serves up a workout that requires mobility, mental focus, and strength. All of which can be improved by these five yoga poses and techniques.


Standing at the front of your mat, inhale your arms up overhead. Interlace your fingers, releasing your pointer fingers. Exhale to release your shoulders and any neck tension. Inhale while drawing in your core and exhale, leaning to the left. Remain here for five to 10 full breaths, using each inhale to bring in oxygen and each exhale to sink slightly deeper into the pose, elongating the space between your right rib and hip. Make sure to stay relaxed in your shoulders and neck. Repeat on the opposite side.

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Utkatasana, or Chair Pose, is one of those poses that few people enjoy but everyone benefits from, and the onelegged version takes it to a whole new level. From standing, inhale your right leg up and cross the right ankle above the left knee. Exhale and squat down, ideally until the left leg is at a 90-degree angle. Your arms can extend up or forward, rest on your right knee and ankle, or come into to prayer position. Remain here for five to 10 breaths and then repeat on the opposite side.


Also known as Cow Face Pose, this position starts in a seated position with your right leg crossed over your left, knees bent and stacked on top of each other, and heels by your thighs. If this is too intense, extend your left leg straight out or place a block under your bottom. Inhale your arms up and then cross your left elbow under your right, interlocking the forearms and bringing the palms together. Inhale and relax your shoulder blades down your spine. Exhale, bend forward and reach both arms forward. Remain here for five to 10 breaths and then repeat on the opposite side.


Start seated on a foam roller with your knees bent, your feet flat on your mat, your arms extended straight forward and palms facing each other. Tighten your abs, open your upper chest, and slowly roll from your sacrum to your upper back, stopping just below the shoulder blades. Hold here and do 10 to 20 sit-up pulses before slowing rolling back to your sacrum (using your hands if necessary). Repeat three times.


Lying on your back on your mat, bend your knees and bring the soles of your feet together for Supta Baddha Konasana, or Reclined Bound Angle pose. (Note: You can place a pillow under each knee for support.) Inhale to a count of five; hold your breath to a count of five; exhale to a count of five and repeat for five minutes. M

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Taking a break from treatment to have fun in Harbour Town.


Longtime island resident’s battle with AML inspires new fight

Russ Brown, a resident of Hilton Head Island since 1974 and president and CEO of RBC Enterprises, lost his 27-month fight with acute myeloid leukemia on August 12, 2014.


hortly after his diagnosis, Brown became determined to start a foundation to help beat this disease that greatly impacts so many lives. Unfortunately, Brown wasn’t able to see his final wish come to life — but others have stepped in to help. To honor this wish and pick up the fight where Brown left off, his family — wife Dottie Brown, daughters Elizabeth Brown and Lindsey Harrell, and son-in-law Wade Harrell — has launched For The Win, The Russ Brown Foundation to end Myelogenous Leukemia, a 501(c)(3) organization. For The Win will support the fight against myelogenous leukemia, raising money to advance research and continually improve survival rates for patients around the world until that day when this life-threatening disease is eradicated. At the launch of the organization, For The Win’s sole beneficiary will be MD Anderson’s Dr. Guillermo GarciaManero, one of the last doctors to treat

Brown, and the research being conducted by his team at the largest practice of leukemia experts in the world. “Russ was not your typical cancer patient,” said Dottie Brown, president of For The Win. “Even throughout a bone marrow transplant, full body radiation and countless rounds of chemotherapy, Russ was determined to live an active life. He maintained his normal exercise routine, even going down to the hospital’s gym after being unhooked from chemo. He continued to hit the golf course and played in and won our club’s annual Traditions golf tournament with our son-in-law. And most importantly, he sustained his positive attitude, even offering pep talks to those around him. One of Russ’ favorite nurses once said, ‘He was truly a Superman, one of the strongest patients I’ve ever met.’ We felt it was important to turn our grief into something positive — helping to put an end

Russ and his son-in-law, Wade, celebrating their victory at the annual Member-Guest tournament.

to the disease that has changed our lives in so many ways.” For The Win will raise funds through direct donations, merchandise sales and special events held annually to celebrate some of the things Brown truly loved — golf, oysters, fitness, etc. For more information, go to www.forthewinfoundation.org. For The Win’s first fundraising event, Shuckin’ For The Win, will be Saturday, Oct. 15, in Williamsburg, Virginia, to coincide with the College of William & Mary’s Homecoming. A second event, the Swinging For The Win golf tournament, is planned for spring 2017 on Hilton Head Island. M

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Reading Kay Moore’s recently published memories of Hilton Head Island is like spending a summer afternoon sitting on the porch with a pitcher of sweet tea and listening to a favorite aunt talk about “the old days.”

Kay Moore first came over to Hilton Head Island with her family, by barge, in 1951. As a teenager she watched with wonder and awe the growth of the island.


oore’s book, “Before the Bridge,” is a collection of vignettes about the days when island resident Charlie Simmons had the only store and sold sundries. There was always, she writes, “a beer for Mom and Dad, and the absolutely coldest milk in half-pint bottles for brother ‘Butch’ and me.” Her stories range from her earliest recollection as a little child vacationing on Alljoy Beach in Bluffton to the house in Hardeeville to her teenage

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impression of that “God-forsaken island,” far from her friends who no doubt were rollicking on Tybee Island. Accessible only by barge from the mainland, the family’s house was the first one built on Hilton Head’s North Forest Beach at the corner of Dune and Gannett. “We called it The Pioneer and there’s a picture there of what it is like today,” said Moore. “Back then we just had cottages. That was where the beach houses were.” Getting the building materials to the location was no simple task. “I was there when there weren’t any cars over there. It’s hard to fathom in your mind, but I tried to say that in the book that there was one dirt road and no cars,” Moore said. “We firs

started taking all of our materials by barge. You had to get it over there by barge. Then we graduated to the ferry and it would take only so many cars. After that, they built the firs bridge — it was a swing bridge. You’d sit on the side and wait for the boats to pass through and it would take forever.” Copies of Moore’s new book arrived in May. As they sat in the entryway of her Macon, Georgia, home, the boxes brought a ripple of delight to their author. “It feels good. As I walk by the entrance where the boxes are, I smile. We are just cranked up,” Moore said. Just as many unique creations evolve, the book began innocently enough thanks to a passing comment by her late husband, dentist and Macon native Ernest “D.D.” Moore. The

couple, who had each suffered the loss of their first spouse, met in the late 1960s, fell in love and married, creating a combined household with six children. “I started out with my husband encouraging me. ‘Kay,’ he’d say, ‘you’re making a mistake not writing some of these stories down about your mother and her stories,’” Moore said. “Well, we lived on that island for 60 years. She saw every single thing that was happening as it developed.” Moore kept at it, recalling stories and looking for more friends from the early days on Hilton Head. “I researched it for years and years. I’d have to hunt some of these people down because their lives had changed along the way,” Moore said. In 2001, one of those people

was Gertrude Grant, a native islander who ran a vegetable stand and whose children all graduated from college. “Writing a book, are ya?” Grant asked. “Yes, I am,” Moore replied. “Well, I’ll be waiting for my paycheck,” Grant aid. That was when Moore knew she had a book, and a year after the death of her beloved D.D., she got back to work on her reminiscences and finished it. “I went from the standpoint that people just needed to know what it was like when it was just nothing and how the island itself caught on,” Moore said. Arriving by barge in 1951 as a young child is a far cry from today’s crowded route to the island, but once you arrive, it’s still the same paradise Moore remembers. M

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It’s officially beach season! Time to break out the beach chair, load up the cooler and head down to the shore for some sun and fun. Reading is one of the most popular beach activities. Why not consider a book by a local author? Here are a few local reads worth checking out. Find them at local bookstores or online at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. “My Life with Charles Fraser” by Charlie Ryan The life of Charles Fraser — the iconic developer of Sea Pines Plantation, Amelia Island, Kiawah and Palmas del Mar resorts — can only fully be told by following the careers of the young professionals he embraced and nurtured. “My Life with Charles Fraser” by author Charlie Ryan is an important history of the young MBAs of the 1960s and 1970s that Fraser recruited from Harvard, Yale, Wharton, the University of Chicago, the University of North Carolina, and the University of Pennsylvania. “The Buried War” by Bill Beltz “The Buried War”˜is a bugle cry: a reveille of rage and a eulogy for the lost souls of war. It is the story of author Bill Beltz’s father and the PTSD he suffered as a veteran of World War II, as well as Beltz’s own journey as a Franciscan monk and heartfelt struggle with depression. It is the story of a family from Alliance, Ohio, weathering the storm of incredible poverty and hopelessness while living with the insanity of a father impaired and afflicted by war. It is the story of the author’s search for purpose and meaning by following the way of St. Francis of Assisi even after leaving behind the robe, the cord and the sandals. “You Don’t Have to Come Back … You Just Have to Go Out!: An Author’s Adventures in 30 Years of School Visits” by Carole Marsh Longmeyer This book recounts some of the most interesting, curious, hilarious, dangerous, poignant and even deadly school visits Carole Marsh Longmeyer has made as a children’s author. When you enter a school, you become part of their world. She quickly learned that, yes, indeed: You don’t have to come back … you just have to go out! From the hometown of Blackbeard the Pirate to a school Eleanor Roosevelt once visited via train, coach, and then wagon, the author followed in the footsteps of earlier children’s book authors.

“How to Speak Golf” by Sally Cook and Ross MacDonald From ace to zinger,˜“How to Speak Golf”˜includes over 125 golf terms paired with charming and clever illustrations that decode the words and phrases that fly around a golf course. Clubhouse chatter sections are sprinkled throughout to help you learn about everything from the origins of golf to the worst courses and biggest sand bunkers in the world and the reason why there are so many bird references in golf terminology, as well as a history of famous holes-in-one and much more.

“Fast Track Networking” by Lucy Rosen This book offers an insider’s look at what works — and what doesn’t — from the woman dubbed the “Queen of Networking.” It’s filled with real-life networking success stories from leading business owners and entrepreneurs throughout the country, highlighting how networking helped them in their careers and offering valuable real-life-lessons that every networker needs to know — now — to take their careers to the next level.

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The Hilton Head Hurricanes are Mark Knight, Tommy Stauffer, Jack Mastrorocco, Jackson Philpot, Tate Miller, Julian Mlodzinski, Grant Musselman, Miles Prusia, James Layman, Austin Murray and Kyle Markowitz.





lite MLB players who are lucky enough to make it to Cooperstown, New York, after they retire are in their 40s, 50s or even older. For 11 talented ballplayers from Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, their first first journey to this historical baseball village will come later this summer at the ripe old age of 12.

The Hilton Head Hurricanes will be playing ball in their own version of “Field of Dreams” when they take the field at Cooperstown Dreams Park for weeklong action along with about 100 other 12-under teams from around the country. The players and coaches will be hunkering down in barracks on-site, practicing every day and

playing at least two games daily leading up to a single-elimination tournament. “They promote it as the greatest baseball tournament ever,” said coach Bryan Philpot, whose son Jackson recently hit three home runs in a tournament game for the Hurricanes. “Cooperstown is the culmination for these kids and their youth baseball. You’re living a baseball life.” These boys have been living the baseball life as a group ever since swinging for the fences in T-ball at age 6. “I think it’s chemistry,” Philpot said. “They love each other and have so much fun.” Team manager Bill Keen agreed. “They work very well together, they like each other, and it shows in their performance,” he said. Keen, who runs the Batters Box instructional and training facility on Hilton Head, has been coaching for more than 30 years and led his Dixie Boys 13-U and 14-U teams to state championships in 2013 and 2014. “This team is better than the one that won back-to-back championships when they were 12,” Keen said. “We had four to five very good players, whereas this team, throughout our lineup, I can stick 10 kids out there and not miss a beat. This team is wellrounded and can play multiple positions. We’re also five to six deep in pitching. There’s a lot of talent on this team … and they’re smart.” The team practices year-round and began its 2016 season in local recreational and regional tournament play in February. The team also will play a handful of games in the fall after the Cooperstown experience. In many ways, the Hurricanes are always the team to beat, which few opposing teams manage to do. As of mid-June, the Hurricanes sported a 29-2 record, and were reclassified twice, starting out the season at the AA level, then being promoted to AAA and reaching the Majors recently. At the AAA level, the team sported a 9-0 record and won a tournament. In the past six months, Keen said, the Hurricanes were twice ranked No. 1 nationally in their competitive category. “We scored more runs per game than any other team in the United States,” Philpot said. It’s no wonder. The team’s batting average recently was .540, and one Hurricane clobbered a home run that sailed 300 feet over the fence before landing

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across a street near the ballpark. In a later at-bat in the same game, he muscled a 270-footer out of the park. The Hurricanes are deep in pitching, stellar on defense and explosive on offense throughout the lineup card. “There’s no one standout player on the team,” Philpot said. “That makes us unique. You’re going to have to pitch to every one of our guys.” While their kids take care of business on the field Keen, Philpot and coach Steve Ratzer, a former Major Leaguer who handles the pitching staff for the Hurricanes, are “always trying to stay one step ahead of the other coaching staff,” Keen said. “To me, baseball is a thinking man’s game, staying ahead and anticipating the right play in the right situation.” Philpot credits Keen and Ratzer for keeping the players prepared, focused, competitive and well-trained, thanks to hours of practice. “They’re the baseball guys,” said Philpot, who coaches first base on game days. “I’m

a dad and just kind of help out.” With considerable tournament experience already on their resume — including runner-up finishes last year at the global world series championship in Myrtle Beach and as 8-year-olds in the Dixie Youth World Series in Alabama — the Hurricanes are striving for lofty achievements in Cooperstown, their final tournament of the year. The team has been conducting fundraisers all season long, with help from Kroger, Brown Golf Management, businesses large and small, and individual donations. Some players will be flying and others will be driving to their upstate New York destination. “It’s a very expensive undertaking,” Philpot said. “We’re not too proud to accept a donation from anyone.” Don’t be surprised if 30 years from now, pictures of one or two of today’s Hurricanes are mounted alongside the 250 athletes already enshrined at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the meanwhile, play ball!.” M

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For the sixth consecutive year, Hilton Head Island High School has received top statewide honors for its athletic programs. The Director’s Cup, an annual recognition bestowed by the South Carolina Athletic Administrators Association, honors the state’s top athletic programs in each high school classification Hilton Head Island High has now won the Class AAA cup every year from 2011 through 2016, creating the longest winning streak in division history.


Twenty of Hilton Head High’s 22 varsity teams qualified for posts ason play this school year. Teams won South Carolina state championships in volleyball, boys track, boys cross-country and girls cross-country. State runner-up teams were wrestling, girls soccer and girls swimming. The school will receive a trophy and a banner to join its previous Director’s Cup honors.

CUSTOM CLUB-FITTING COMES TO PALMETTO DUNES Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort offers some of the best golf on Hilton Head Island. Now it also offers the island's best custom club-fi ting experience. That's because Chris Wycoff, after running the island's most successful custom clubfi ting business at his Golf Etc. store, has moved his SwingFit operation to Palmetto Dunes and the Robert Trent Jones Ocean Course clubhouse. Wycoff didn't move his entire retail operation, of course, but he set up a covered hitting bay at the end of the range and a shop underneath the clubhouse where he has thousands of components on hand to build clubs for both resort guests and residents. SwingFit offers just about every brand imaginable, including the new PXG Clubs, which can go for $5,000 and up for a set, as well as Titleist, Mizuno, Ping, TaylorMade, Callaway, Cobra and several other major brands. The shaft offerings are even more impressive, from basic True Temper steel to $350 Fujikura Pro Series shafts and beyond. 90 hiltonheadmonthly.com

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Front row, from left: Julie Meyer, Dee Johnston, Paula Nickel, Clare Moller, Lisa Butler, Debbie McKeeman, Janis Campbell and Nancy Kimball. Back row: Debbie Hull. Not pictured: Gayle Silver, Debbie Souccar and Adele Bedrick.

HAIG POINT PUTS TOGETHER STRING OF TENNIS WINS How does a relatively small community like Haig Point consistently produce a string of wins? For the seventh year in a row, Haig Point has sent at least one team to the South Carolina State Championship. The men’s 55-and-over teams have represented Hilton Head at the state tournament for each of the last three years. This year, the women’s 3.5 55-and-over team, finished in the top fou .

HHCA ATHLETES SIGN LETTERS OF INTENT Two Hilton Head Christian Academy athletes recently signed letters of intent to play for collegiate athletic programs. Tennis player Cameron Clark signed with Coker College. He has been a member of the tennis team for five y ars and played in the SCISA state playoffs the past five y ars. Basketball player Ziaira Doe signed with Alabama State University. She is Hilton Head Christian’s all-time career scoring leader with more than 1,900 career points in four years. She was SCISA AA Region Player of the Year the past three years and SCISA AA Player of the Year the past two years.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL ACADEMY HOSTING DAILY CLINICS The Hilton Head Beach Volleyball Academy is hosting daily clinics at the courts near the Tiki Hut on Coligny Beach. The clinics are 8-9 a.m. MondayThursday through Aug. 12. Advanced clinics are 6-8 p.m. Monday and Thursday through Aug. 12 at Providence Presbyterian Church. A weekly round robin will take place from 8-10 a.m. Fridays through Aug. 13 at the Tiki Hut. Find more information online at www.hiltonheadbeachvolleyball.com.

MAY RIVER HIRES 8 NEW COACHES May River High School athletic director Brett Macy recently announced eight coaching hires for the new school’s athletic programs. Four coaches came from nearby Bluffton High School — swimming coach Eric Kemeny, track and field/c osscountry coach Brian Ryman, baseball coach Keith Stewart and boys basketball coach Matt Whitmore. Other coaching hires are Aaron Johnson, volleyball; Jeannie Murphy, softball; Jermaine Bigham, girls basketball; Candice Dimmest, cheerleading; Kelly Minasi, girls golf; and Brian Rietveld, boys golf. May River High opens in August. Its athletic teams will compete in Region 8-AAA. July 2016 91

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im and Nell Kelly love living the Lowcountry lifestyle in their new Lowcountry-style home at the exclusive Golf Club at Indigo Run community on Hilton Head. It’s hard not to, especially because H2 Builders in Bluffton infused its attention to detail, craftsmanship and design into the year-long project. The Kellys moved into the home — their main residence — in May 2014. The amenities are countless in the Kellys’ elegant four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom home: a wide-open layout with unblemished multi-room sightlines; a soothing soft coastal color palette; a high-end 122-square-foot whitewashed kitchen; a spacious and comfortable great room complete with a custom-built fireplace and a 13-foot-high coffered ceiling; a soaking bath and walk-in shower in a double-vanity master suite bathroom; and a backyard view of nature’s splendor and the first-hole of the father-son Nicklaus-designed golf course from their covered porch or oversized windows indoors. July 2016 93

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“It offers everything we need from the standpoint of everyday living and entertaining,” said Jim, a retired marketing and sales executive at USG Corp. and a native of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. His wife of nine years hails from Owensboro, Kentucky, and they have seven children and 16 grandchildren. “Everything flows very nicely from the landscaping into the interior design of the home,” said Rush Lowther, H2’s senior vice president of sales. “It’s a relaxed,

Lowcountry lifestyle with a nice open fresh feel to the home.” The home sits on a half-acre lot with centipede grass areas on both sides of the driveway and foundation plants in the front, side and rear. Palm trees and crepe myrtles frame the more than 200 square feet of outdoor living space. An asphalt shingle roof with metal accents over the front porch and garage doors and windows “provides some different textures to the front elevation,” Lowther said. Traditional stucco anchors the exterior siding and two dormers punctuate Lowcountry architecture. “When you come through the foyer (of the 4,274-square-foot residence), you have a nice raised transom over the front door and, in keeping with that traditional look, we have traditional crown molding, raised panel moldings on the dining room columns and our signature H2 arches throughout the house, along with raised panel wainscoting in the dining room,” Lowther said. His company has built more

than 300 custom homes in the greater Hilton Head area since 1996. “The one central column defines the foyer and also defines the dining area as well, along with the tray ceiling that provides separation from the dining and great room so that it doesn’t all flow together,” he said. “We love the design of the ceilings, the trim, the moldings, columns, custom fi eplace, arched doorways, those kind of things,” Jim said. So did the Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association — it named H2 a finalist in its 2014 LightHouse Awards for best bath, best exterior, best kitchen and best overall in its category. Distinctive Granite & Marble on the island bathed the tops of two islands, the countertop and backsplash in the kitchen with Bianco Avion marble. “Bianco Avion is almost pure white with a little movement,” said Andrea Antunes McGilton, Distinctive Granite and Marble’s sales and design manager. “It’s very subtle with some creamy elements in the background.” “The stone selection was a high-end classic choice,” said McGilton. “The white

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marble is not common white marble. It’s not the Carrara or Calcutta Gold that you see in magazines and in many homes with beautiful white kitchens. This stone is gorgeous, unique, one-of-a-kind white marble. But it’s also very traditional in the sense that it will never go out of style.” Custom cabinetry in the kitchen by H2 Cabinet Gallery visually complements the striking stone. The same lush marble was used to great effect on the double vanity and backsplash in the master bathroom, as well as in the guest baths. The powder room delights guests with the presence of Ice White granite, which showcases the white background with some grays and blues, on the vanity and backsplash. The custom-built fi eplace in the great room features Virginia Mist granite, which looks like soapstone, on the surround and hearth. “It is black stone but not just Absolute Black; it has more of a rustic feel to it,” McGilton said. Distinctive Granite & Marble not only supplied travertine tile for the master and guest baths, showers and floors it also did the installation. “It meant a lot to us that H2 entrusted us with the tile installation,” McGilton said. “My father (John Antunes, who founded the company in 1981) was personally gratified ” A special designer’s touch provides direct access from the master suite to the office and from the foyer to the master bathroom, without having to pass through any main living area or a hallway. If the Kellys’ home looks like a postcard image extolling the virtues and style of Lowcountry living, it might be because Jim Kelly and Todd Hawk, owner of H2 Builders, have a long history together. They were business partners for seven years in the 2000s, and H2 built Jim’s firs home on the island. Their professional backgrounds helped merge design and homebuilding visions. “This is a nice, classic traditional H2 home,” Lowther said. “This is a classic look that will stand the test of time.” M

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helps you unwind and forget the troubles of work and the stress of everyday life. With many new and beautiful styles of pools available today, it’s easy to find one that will add value to your home while keeping you happy and healthy. Why buy a swimming pool? There are so many great reasons, including: • Swimming is good exercise and a lifetime sport that benefits the body and the whole person. • Regular swimming builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness. It can serve as a cross-training element to your regular workouts. • Pools offer a great way to take a break from the heat of the summer. • Today’s pools are easier to operate and maintain. • Owning a swimming pool is like being on permanent vacation. • Children can learn to swim early, which helps them build confidence and prepares them for life.

• Pools open up many new avenues of fun. There are great toys for pools that will delight everyone in the family, from floats to boats to toys and everything in between. • Today’s pools offer great value for the money, and are extremely easy to maintain — many come with advanced electronics, remote control features and simplified operating procedures. • Those who own swimming pools know their aesthetic value. Pools’ placement often makes them the center of attention in your landscape design. Swimming pools are beautiful and jewel-like; they attract, they reflect and, often, they inspire. Here are some things to consider when buying a pool: • Select the right type. Should you go with gunite, vinyl, fiberglass or above-ground models? Your contractor can help you decide which pool type is right for your terrain and your lifestyle. • Shape and size. Your contractor can suggest a multitude of



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AT HOME design options just right for you. From shallow and comfortable wet decks, to dramatic vanishing edges, the options are only limited by your imagination. Swim up bars, tanning shelves and more can be part of the pool designed especially for you. • Finish with flare. Your contractor will show you many options to enhance the look of your pool water, such as decorative finishes and liners. Additions such as mosaic, glass or decorative tiles will customize your pool. • How about a fountain? Fountains add movement and soothing sounds to your environment. From a gentle bubbling to a bold splash, fountains will also help keep your pool clean. • Take it to the next level with a waterfall. Go chic with a gliding sheet of water over a granite ledge, or mimic a more natural look of water cascading over rocks. • Shed some light on the subject. Enhance your poolscape while also making it safer with decorative lighting. • Take control with the latest in automatic controls. Turn on your waterfall or set the lighting for an evening pool party, all with the touch of a button. Talk to your contractor about energy-efficient options for your pool. With automated systems, you can control the temperature, clean the pool, A-1 POOL SERVICE INC.

dispense the chemicals and cover or uncover the pool. • Safety first. Safety items, including no diving and caution signs should be properly installed and/or displayed for the safety of all pool users. Discuss those issues with your contractor.

POOL TIPS The intense heat, sun and rain in the Lowcountry will affect how pool owners will need to maintain their pools. Swimmers want sparkling water — they don’t want to see stains or discoloration. And they expect the equipment (pump, filter, chlorinator, heater and automated controls) to perform properly. Here are a few suggestions to help provide a successful summer experience in and around your pool. • Check your pump to make sure it is operating smoothly and efficiently. Clean any debris out of the pump basket. While you have the pump lid off, check the lid gasket or O-ring to make sure it is not cracked or cut and that it is free of dirt and grime. • Check your filter pressure gauge to make sure it is operating and registering within the manufacturer’s guidelines. Filters need to be cleaned periodically. Look at your chlorinator to make sure water flows through properly.


• If you have a salt generator, make sure the cells are clean and the system is generating the desired amount of chlorine. • If you have a heater, check to see it operates properly. If corrosion or rust is visible, you may be looking at problems in the near future. A defective propane heater is more than a nuisance; it could be a safety hazard. • Test your pool and spa lights. Functioning lights go beyond the aesthetics of night swimming. They are fundamental to safety. They can also aid in observing any unwanted critter that may have slipped in your pool. • The importance of properly balanced water cannot be overemphasized. Maintaining the right chemical balance in your pool throughout the season starts with testing the water. Getting the most accurate test results can only be achieved with a quality test kit or by having your local pool professional test a sample of your water.

• To maintain proper water balance, test the water with a quality test kit each week. Make sure the reagents are fresh. Add the proper chemicals to rebalance as necessary. • Operate the pump for at least eight to 12 hours each day during the season. Pump motors are designed to run around the clock.˛ The longer you run your pump, the more frequently your pool water completes a filtration cycle. • Check the filter pressure and clean or backwash, depending on the type of the filter, as needed. • Don’t stop with just chlorine when adding chemicals to the pool. A preventative maintenance approach can go a long way to adding enjoyment to your swimming, as well as extending the life of your pool finish and equipment performance.˛Use stain preventatives to keep spots from occurring and algaecides to keep algae from growing. M

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Keep your cool


Centralized heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems are an unsafe haven for mold, bacteria, dust and other airborne materials if not maintained on a regular basis.


units can send these health hazards traveling through air ducts and, when dirty, can attract insects, dust mites, dander, droppings and rodents. Upgrading your HVAC filter from fiberglass to electrostatic will help trap and prevent most particles from moving forward. But dust that eludes filters can settle on air-handling coils and, when combined with moisture, can become a breeding ground for mold and bacteria. Your air supply will suffer during the summer. The best way to prevent this is to regularly clean and check for leaks in the air ducts of your forced-air heating and cooling systems. This procedure covers supply and return ducts and registers, heat exchanger coils, drain pans, fan motor and housing, and the air-handling unit. Unless ductwork is clean and efficient, the best condenser outside will not provide thermal comfort and quality, healthy air inside the home. Inefficient coils can add up to 30 percent to your energy usage, and blockages and leaks in the ducts can trigger a 20 percent spike. Living in the Hilton Head Island area has many perks, of course. Not the least of which is the fresh smell of salt air. On the dining table, sea salt as a seasoning adds a dash of flavor and pizzazz to any food. But the presence of salt in the Lowcountry has its downside, too. It can eventually destroy even the high end heating, ventilating and air con-

ditioning systems in our homes or minimize their efficiency. After installation, salt begins to corrode the exterior and interior parts of the condensers in these units. Salt, and its hygroscopic makeup, absorb water from its surroundings and insulate the coil, thus reducing thermal transfer. The salty buildup reduces the heat transfer for efficient operation, and you might notice a difference within a few years. Inefficient heat transfer can lead to higher energy consumption and higher utility bills, of course. Extremely salty air also turns aluminum or copper coils into powder and renders it useless for cooling our homes. “The biggest problem we have with salt air is on the exterior condenser units that are planted outside in South and North Carolina,” said Richard Lantz, first vice president of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association. “We find that the exposure to salt air and sand affects all of your condensing units that are manufactured out of aluminum and copper. Aluminum is rapidly deteriorated over the life of the unit more aggressively than in normal climates. Salt air eats the aluminum.” Another factor, too, is that the Lowcountry’s early morning salt fog settles on surfaces — condenser fins, copper coils, windshields, the lawn, etc.˛ We smell it and feel it on our skin, and it’s at once refreshing and worrisome — even as we enjoy this common Lowcountry occurrence, we worry about its effects on our homes and belongings. M

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EAC HEATING & AIR EAC Heating & Air’s mission is to be the most trusted HVAC contractor in Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Okatie and surrounding areas. You can turn to this air conditioning company for the most reliable products and services in the industry. Their Hilton Head Island office staff is polite, friendly and trained to meet your needs. Their factory-trained, NATE-certified technicians wear uniforms, drive vehicles with logos, and are drug-tested for your comfort and safety. EAC is a fully licensed and insured company with 30-plus years of local experience in the industry. 843-681-3999, eacair.com HOWELL-CHASE HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING Howell-Chase Heating & Air Conditioning offers responsive, professional repair service and quality installation and maintenance expertise. Each of its experienced HVAC technicians are NATE certified. They are also knowledgeable, friendly and punctual— they’ll explain each option and recommendation to you so you can make informed decisions about your heating and air conditioning investment. Howell-Chase serves the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton areas 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 843-785-3748, howellchase.com SUPERIOR HEATING AND AIR INC. Established in 1999, Superior has provided HVAC services to the Lowcountry, including residential and commercial service, maintenance, system replacements, and new construction. They offer over 75 years of combined experience and education in all aspects of heating and air. Superior holds itself accountable for its actions by providing a third party survey process to each customer. This affiliation is Customer Care and Superior is currently the only dealer in the area with this credential. They take customer satisfaction very seriously! Even with the great survey score, the company still boasts, “97% customer satisfaction and we are still not satisfied.” 843-682-2665, superiorairinc.com

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CHARITY GRANT DETAILS The Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors and the Mortgage Lenders Association of Greater Hilton Head are now accepting applications for their annual charity grants. Qualified 501(c)(3) organizations that support housing initiatives or the quality of life in Beaufort and Jasper counties are eligible to apply. The deadline is Friday, July 22. Applications are available at www.HHRealtor.com or by calling 843-842-2421.


I remembered the day my parents moved out of the home they owned for more than 40 years. I could not imagine living in one house for all those years, but that was not unusual for people who bought in 1949.


oday, according to the National Association of Realtors’ 2016 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report, homebuyers between the ages of 61 and 69 expect to stay in their homes the longest when compared to all other age groups, at 20 years. Buyers ages 36-60 and those 70-90 all expect to stay in the homes they purchase for 15 years, while buyers 35 and younger expect to be in their newly bought homes for 10 years. Locally, we should see a healthy number of sales in most categories for the next few months, yet there is still some lingering worry about low inventory. For the 12-month period spanning May 2015 through April 2016, pending sales in the Hilton Head region

were up 18.2 percent overall. The price range with the largest gain in sales was the $225,001 to $375,000 range, where they increased 34.1 percent. Market-wide, inventory levels were down 1.5 percent. The property type that gained the most inventory was the single family segment, which increased 1.5 percent. That amounts to a 6.6 -month supply for single-family homes and a 7.1-month supply for condos. Remember, if you are buying or selling real estate, ask if your agent is a Realtor and a member of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors. M Jean Beck is the executive vice president of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors.

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REAL ESTATE NEWS Bill and Terri Rupp, The Rupp Team, have maintained their No. 1 ranking out of more than 12,000 agents nationwide in all Weichert Companies for gross commission earned in 2016 year-to-date though June. Tracy Dayton has joined Charter One Realty and has partnered with David Carroll to form Carroll & Dayton Real Estate. Carroll has 30 years of local experience listing and selling real estate on Hilton Head Island. Dayton also has 30 years of real estate experience and worked for a builder as well as one of the top real estate companies on Long Island before moving to Hilton Head in 2003. Dayton and Carroll first met at the Beach Club while both were volunteering. Diamond Realty & Property Management is pleased to welcome Nancy Brenseke as a real estate agent serving Hilton Head Island and Bluffton. Brenseke is a dynamic real estate agent with over 10 years experience in both markets. She is observant to details and treats each of her clients as VIPs. Charter One Realty is proud to announce that Allison Cobb of the Cobb Group was awarded the 2016 Best Real Estate Agent in the Bluffton Today Readers’ Choice Awards. This is the second year in a row and the third time in four years that Cobb has received this award. She was voted the Readers’ Choice winner in the real estate agent category among a list of several hundred local real estate professionals. The awards were announced in May and the winners were featured in a special section of Bluffton Today.


embers of the Engel & Volkers Hilton Head-Bluffton real estate team recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of the company’s new shop at 800 Main St. on Hilton Head Island. Above, pictured from left: Rick Turner, Laurie Laykish, Brad Wells and Anthony Hitt.

Close to a hundred guests attended the ribbon cutting and reception event.

Anthony Hitt, North American president of Engel & Völkers.

Laurie Laykish, vice president of marketing and operations for Engel & Völkers.

REALTOR CHARLES SAMSON & FAMILY MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR HEROES ON HORSEBACK Heroes on Horseback is a popular non-profit that o fers equine therapy to 250 children and adults with special emotional and physical needs in the Lowcountry. The group depends solely on volunteers and donations to bring a brighter day to its participants. The group’s heroes come to them with various disabilities such as ADD, ADHD, Muscular Dystrophy, brain trauma and learning disabilities. Heroes on Horseback sponsors a major fundraiser once a year in May. Realtor Charles Sampson and his wife Frances offered two pig roast/Lowcountry boil (100 guests) dinners as a live auction item that sold for $10,000. They began cooking at home the night before the events, were up most of the night, and directed the activities of the event the next day. Never once was there a complaint and many congratulatory gestures were brushed off by the Sampsons as something anybody would do. To quantify the effort put forth by the Sampsons, Heroes on Horseback was able to make it possible for approximately 30 children and adults with special needs to ride with Heroes on Horseback for one multi-ride session.

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$1,000 UNLIMITED Activity Fee

Every Moss Creek owner* has the option to pay an Annual Activity Fee of $1,000 for UNLIMITED USE of the following amenities: • UNLIMITED Golf on both Fazio Courses (excludes cart fees) • UNLIMITED Tennis Center use • MARINA USAGE including boat ramp and new kayak launch is also provided. (Limited to one wet or dry storage slip/space and two kayak storage spaces based on availability.) This is the most attractive amenity package available in the Lowcountry. The exceptional combination of value plus quality makes Moss Creek truly unique as a private, residential community. Owners who choose not to take advantage of the Annual Activity Fee can pay a daily fee for use of the amenities. It’s all here at Moss Creek, unlimited amenities for an affordable price. Come visit us and see why we are so proud of our community!

Golf Golf at Moss Creek is some of the finest in all of the Lowcountry, with its two championship courses, Devil’s Elbow South and North. Both courses were Fazio-designed more than 30 years ago and are truly hidden treasures. Each course is lined with magnificent oak trees and tall airy pines, strategically-placed bunkers, large lagoons and water tributaries, and last but not least, the salt marshes which change twice daily with the tides. Over the last three years, both courses have been renovated and are better than ever! Our Director of Golf, Heidi Wright-Tennyson was awarded the Carolinas PGA Professional of the Year in 2015 for her ongoing accomplishments and ability to grow the game of golf beyond expectation over her tenure of 21 years at Moss Creek.

*Includes owner, spouse/partner & dependent children (under 22) living at home.

Wonder what it would be like to be a Member at Moss Creek? Visit our website or ask your realtor about our “Member for a Day” program.


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The Tennis Community in Moss Creek embraces players of all levels. The USTA award-winning Tennis Center consists of 7 Har-Tru courts (5 lit), a practice wall, tennis Clubhouse, and plenty of seating for tennis enthusiasts to view matches or exhibitions. The Moss Creek Tennis Center was expanded in the fall of 2015 to keep up with the growth of the tennis program and received the 2015 USTA Outstanding Facility Award. Director of Tennis, Tom Ruth was awarded the 2015 PTR Member of the Year for SC for his dedication and diligence in promoting and supporting tennis.

Fitness & Pool Complex Overlooking Mackay’s Creek and the Moss Creek Marina, the waterfront Pool and Fitness Complex is home to our two heated and cooled pools; a beach entry pool for relaxation and enjoyment of Members, an exercise pool for lap swimmers and exercise classes, and a shaded kiddie pool. Upstairs in the Fitness Center, the view from the cardio equipment is unparalleled and the center has an active program of classes and personal training.

Bostwick Point Park

The Bostwick Point Park is a beautiful community park located along the marsh, and is home to a new natural surroundings dog park. The Marina is surely one of the most picturesque amenities Moss Creek has to offer. The Marina accommodates wet and dry slips and kayak storage. It has a convenient launching ramp with water and electricity dockside. Located at the back of the Park, the Bostwick Pavilion offers an amazing view of the beautiful saltwater march Moss Creek is renowned for. The Pavilion serves as a meeting place for many of our activities, and is available for private special occasions.

Charles Sampson (843) 681-3000 Mobile - (843) 384 -7300


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


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

Debbie Cort (843) 681-3307 Mobile - (843) 384-8491

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Daniel Cort (843) 681-3307 Mobile - (843) 384-2206


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Island Resident Since 1972 • REALTOR of The Year 1996, 2004, 2015

81 Main Street, Suite 202, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 (843) 384-7300 or (800) 267-3285 ext. 215





ENJOY watching golfers putting out on the 9th green from your patio. Stroll over to the clubhouse for a swim, work out or to enjoy a meal. Short distance to the new Spring Lake Pool Complex where the kids, or young at heart will enjoy the lazy river. Pristine 4 BR or 3 plus a bonus room, 3 BA, kitchen/family room, formal LR and DR. Split bedroom floor plan. 2 car garage, granite, wood floors, smooth ceilings, English Garden, paver patio and cul-de-sac location. $599,718

ENJOY sitting on your private back deck viewing the tranquil lagoon with its fountain. 21 Highbush is a conveniently located to Spring Lake Recreation area with its tennis complex, new pavilion, the Plantation House and soon to be the new Spring Lake swimming pool. This home has 3 BR | 3 BA, a formal living and dining room, eat-in kitchen which is open to the family room. There is a side entry two-car garage and expansive wrap around deck. $418,900

PANORAMIC park like multi fairway lagoon view. Short distance to Hilton Head Plantation’s Dolphin Head Beach Park and Port Royal Sound. Nestled under stately moss draped oaks and just off Dolphin Head’s 16th. 3 bedroom, 3 bath, open living room and dining room, office, eat-in kitchen. Updated baths with large walk-in, updated kitchen, Carolina room, covered lanai, new HVAC 2016. Used only as a second home. $417,000

RARELY ON THE MARKET, this Hilton Head Club Villa has and has great golf view and short distance to the Port Royal Sound. Just off the Dolphin Head Golf Club’s 10th green and steps from the Hilton Head Plantation leisure trail that leads to the Dolphin Head Beach Park and to Spring Lake Recreation area. Easy living, large outside storage, fireplace, open floor plan, large bedrooms and private patio space. 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths. $337,000

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SPRING LAKE POOL Hilton Head Plantation’s New Spring Lake Pool Complex is a “game changer”. Opened Memorial Day weekend, the pool and new boardwalk along Spring Lake features zero entry, a lazy river, lanes for laps, kid or young at heart water elements. This $2.6 million dollar pool complex was built without any special assessment. Spring Lake Pool and Tennis Complex is just one of the reasons Hilton Head Plantation is one of the area’s best communities.



ENJOY watching the golfers on the 18th fairway of Hilton Head Plantation’s Bear Creek Golf Club. Since it is located mid-fairway it is only a short distance to the clubhouse. Located on a quiet culde-sac street and convenient to the community’s main entrance. 3 bedroom, 3 full baths, two-car garage, mature landscaping, formal living and dining room, updated eat-in kitchen and master bath with granite tops. Many hours will be enjoyed sitting on the outstanding screen porch. $409,000

CONVENIENT LOCATION – North End of Hilton Head Island, bike ride to the school campus and Boys and Girls Club. Also, short distance to Hudson’s and the Boathouse restaurants where you can enjoy a sunset and a glass of wine. 3 bedroom 2 bath open Great Room floor plan. Smooth ceilings, tile flooring kitchen / breakfast, 2-car garage, fireplace and covered patio off the master and kitchen. $287,500

SHORT WALK OR BIKE RIDE to the beach, Van Der Meer tennis complex and the Sonesta Resort. This Shipyard Villa has two bedrooms and two and half baths. Great for a rental property or 2nd home. Own a place at the beach. Start making memories!



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AN OCEAN FRONT community in the heart of Hilton Head Island, home of Van Der Meer Tennis Center, Sonesta Resort Hotel and the Shipyard Golf Club. Owners have use of the Shipyard Beach Club a bike ride away. 903 is an oversized 2 BR, 2.5 BA with two extra flex rooms, kitchen and baths have been updated. Kitchen has granite. Harbour Master pool is great and overlooks a lagoon and golf fairway. Harbour Master is a small quiet community. $199,000

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Island Resident Since 1972 • REALTOR of The Year 1996, 2004, 2015

81 Main Street, Suite 202, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 (843) 384-7300 or (800) 267-3285 ext. 215 21 SPARTINA CRESCENT - SEA PINES

OUTSTANDING PANORAMIC MARSH VIEWS, 10 minute bike ride to Harbour Town or the beach, neighborhood pool and tennis courts, are some of the reasons you will love calling 21 Spartina Crescent home. This 3 bedroom 3 bath home has many updates including new windows and doors, new deck and entry porch. Open great room/ dining, a large 2nd floor family room. Updated master bath, two car garage with extra storage and a stair chair lift to 1st and 2nd floor decks. One of the largest homesites in Spartina Cresent. $1,195,000


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CASUAL LIVING AT ITS BEST, conveniently located near the entrance of Moss Creek. Enjoy outstanding golf, tennis, clubhouse atmosphere, pool-dock-health club complex, high smooth ceilings, wood floors, open 3 bedroom floor plan with 3 full baths, screen porch, trex deck and 2 car garage. $368,500



OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE ON THE MARSH in Moss Creek. Enjoy egrets and heron and fishing in the tidal creek. You are just steps from the nature trail’s expansive views. Plus enjoy all the amenities Moss Creek has to offer – championship golf, tennis, health club and pool complex plus the docks on Maclay Creek. 3 BR / 3 Full BA home with 2 car garage, eat-in kitchen, great room, side deck and more! $295,000

WATCH THE SUNSET 3 bedroom home located in the coveted Parkside section of Woodbridge. This home features formal living and dining rooms, study, and an eat-in kitchen overlooking the family room. Hardwood floors throughout this home and tile in the wet areas. Other features included screened porch overlooking the fenced in back yard, a bonus room with its own half bath and a gas burning fireplace in the family room. $360,000

PARK AND LAGOON VIEWS for this open floor plan in the Parkside section of Woodbridge. This 3 BR / 2.5 BA home features hardwood floors, granite and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen and a wood burning fireplace. Other features are a bonus room, den and large deck in the backyard. This home is located in the River Ridge Academy and May River High district. $299,000

LOCATED on the desirable Park in Woodbridge, view of the gazebo. Four bedroom, three and a half bath with a salt water swimming pool. This home features a first floor master suite, eat-in kitchen, formal living, formal dining and family room with a fireplace. Custom features are seen throughout this home including your very own outdoor kitchen. $389,000








OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD your dream home in exclusive Spanish Wells. This homesite is 1.25 acres and is on the second fairway of the Spanish Wells Golf Club. Shown is a 3350+ sq.ft. home with a first floor master, future bonus room, easy to be a 3-car garage, generous allowances, office, kitchen/family room, walk in pantry and more. Outstanding view of the golf course and easy walking distance to the community pool, tennis and clubhouse. Other floor plans available. $995,000








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GREAT CURB APPEAL! 2-story Lowcountry home in charming Westbury Park with wrap around double porches. 3 BR, 2.5 BA home features a living room, family room, dining room and eat-in kitchen. 2-car garage, spacious fenced in backyard. Neighborhood boasts community pool, parks, street lights, fitness center and playground. Outstanding community features old Charleston charm & fantastic amenities! $284,900

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CONVENIENT COUNTRY LIVING, midway between Hilton Head Island, Savannah and Beaufort on approximately an acre in a non-gated community. Looking for an at-home workshop, 5 Pond View Court in Grande Oaks has an oversized garage with wrap around work benches and shelving. Elevated foundation, 3 bedroom 2 bath, fireplace, front porch and large rear deck. Very private location great for small at-home business. $245,000

SPACE AND LOCATION! This 4-bedroom home boasts almost 2,700 SF with a welcoming formal living/dining room that flows into a separate family room with eat-in kitchen. Flex space for office, den or playroom. Enormous master bedroom with tray ceiling and huge walk-in closet. Spacious kitchen features stainless appliances and a generous pantry. Plenty of closet space, a screened-in porch and easy access to schools, bike paths and shopping round out the plusses $225,000



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Beautiful Rose Hill lot with golf and wooded view. Near the end of the cul de sac of a private park like setting. MLS #351491 $32,900

Highly updated and located on 9th tee of Harbour Town Links. Open kitchen, dining, living space. Large tile throughout. Beautiful granite and appliances in remodeled kitchen. This is a very bright and sunny location in the complex. New roof Jan. 2016. MLS #342211 $455,000

This large one bedroom villa is located in one of the most desirable buildings in South Forest Beach. This updated villa is ÿ rst level on the sunny side of the building, Close to the elevator and just above the under building parking. Walk to Coligny shops, restaurants and just across the street from the beach! MLS #352641 $549,000

Mary Pracht 843.298.1715

Mary Pracht 843.298.1715

Lorri Lewis 843.422.6448




Total privacy behind iron-gated enclosed courtyard. Special features: fanshaped lv.rm. viewing heated pool and spa and 13th Hole; welcoming foyer, separate din.rm;l arge eat-in party kitchen, 4 ensuite bedrms, powder room, spacious second ˛ oor mezzanine, media room,multiple closets and storage, garage, attractively furnished for immediate occupancy. Walk to the Beach from this perfect home for vacations or permanent living. Excellent Sea Pines Rental Projections. MLS #341093

Located in prestigious Baynard Park area (w/optional membership in Baynard Park Assoc. for boat dock, picnics, ballÿ eld, boat storage & deep water.) All-on-one-level, on Jumbo lot overlooking 7 ac Forest Preserve. Features include LR w/Savannah brick ÿ replace, separate DR, Kitchen, 3 BRs, 2 BAs, laundry, 2 car garage and beautiful landscaping w/Historic Live Oaks. Enjoy this ranch-style home and/or build new in this very special neighborhood of newly-built mansions. O° ered at homesite value. MLS #342216

Nancy Cunningham 843.683.4580

Nancy Cunningham 843.683.4580

Newly Renovated and Direct Waterfront CALIBOGUE SOUND view! Huge grass backyard with bulkhead for crabbing and ÿ shing. Walk to all Harbour Town amenities: the Lighthouse, restaurants, children’s playground, boat rentals, parasailing, tennis, pool, Harbour Town Golf Clubhouse. Nightly entertainment. Free Beach Trolley. Features include 1441 SqFt spacious townhouse, 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, living room, dining room, kitchen. Overlooking gracious waterfront patio. MLS #337071 $570,000



Loll around the pool or walk to Sea Pines Beach Club from this beautiful villa with a Heron Point Golf View from your balcony. Totally updated with new kitchen (granite, stainless & ˛ oors) new baths, new appliances, new floors, new furniture & new paint. This is a real gem and move-in-ready to enjoy. Substantial rental projections. MLS #352357 $342,900 Furnished

Absolutely the best 2 bedroom, 2 bath Sea Crest ever o° ered with upgrades galore. New bathrooms, HVAC, furnishings, appliances, water heater, kitchen cabinets and granite counters. Smooth ceilings. Rental potential up to $60,000 VRBO with proven return clientele. Amazing, big, ocean views! MLS #338178 $739,000

Nancy Cunningham 843.683.4580

Tommy Austin 843.384.7033

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Perfect beach oriented, one level home on full size lot with 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, 14’ elevation with beautiful wooded view and dedicated open space, high ceiling great room, Granite, newer kitchen, long enclosed porch, new pool plus studio/pool room. 2 car carport, beautifully furnished. $40,000 rentals with Sea Pines. Easy walk to the beach. MLS #328287 $849,000

4 Br, 4.5 BA, architectural gem on an incredibly private ¾ acre lot surrounded by Whooping Crane Pond Conservancy and #14 hole of Oyster Reef Golf Club. Master suite and office on 1st floor with loads of closets and built-ins. High ceiling great room opens up to large Lanai for outdoor dining and relaxation. Brand new roof and over-sized 2 car garage. Home has been beautifully maintained and is in excellent condition. MLS #351792 $699,000

Renovated villa close to all the amenities in Harbour Town. New kitchen with white cabinets, silestone counters and newer appliances. Living Room has hardwood floors open to dining room. Very spacious concrete patio. 3 large bedroom with private baths. Beautifully furnished. Not currently a rental but would be a home run on rental market. MLS #335125 $429,000

Rob Reichel 843.384.6789

Lorri Lewis 843.422.6448 Rob Reichel 843.384.6789




Updated 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom Oceanfront “end unit”. The largest 3br floor plan in private gated Turtle Lane. Tile floors, custom wall treatments, fabulous Mbath and guest baths, Light and bright white and stainless kitchen. Total privacy with Oceanfront Views. 2 Pools on premises, underground parking and owner storage. Short walk to new Beach Club, Plantation Club and other new amenities and restaurants.

MLS #341311 $1,699,000

Updated/renovated 3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath single story home on a wooded lagoon lot. Original real pine floors, vaulted ceiling, updated granite kitchen with all new stainless appliances/Thermador gas range & dishwasher, gas fireplace, new HVAC; with lagoon views from almost every room! Pete Dye golf course, clay court tennis facilities, deep water marina, with nearby beach access. MLS #340729 $469,000

Spectacular ocean sound views! High ceilings in living room with gas fireplace. Dining room with nice wet bar, tray ceilings, ice maker, and beverage wine cooler. The kitchen opens into a lovely family room and breakfast area with granite counter tops, double ovens, and sub zero refrigerator. Family room fireplace with built ins and surround sound throughout the home. Large first floor master with nice sitting area and large master bath. Lots of large closets throughout. Bonus room/fourth bedroom very large. Central vac, water softener, reverse osmosis. 3 car garage.

Pete Rebish 843.290.0998

Bill Buryk 843.422.4431




This beautiful home features 5 bedroom, 5 1/2 baths. Located on beachwalk only 5 rows back from ocean. Total renovation in 2014 with all new bathrooms, floors, kitchen, and a brand new pool. Very close to all the great Sea Pines amenities. Plenty of storage and great elevation. MLS #342498 $1,585,000

Beautifully renovated and designer decorated 3 BR/3 BA villa furnished with French & Swedish Antiques. Fantastic views of Harbour Town golf course 10th & 16th holes and Calibogue SoundView. All bathrooms completely renovated.Walk to HarbourTown, bike to the beach. (All furnishings is either antique or recently recovered upholstery.) Very strong rentals. MLS #337961 $799,000

Completely remodeled in 2014. Wonderful interior courtyard and back deck looks over the Pete Dye Heron Point golf course. Granite throughout, with updated floors. 3 bedrooms 3 baths. Pine plank wood ceilings. Community pool redone in 2014. MLS #350478 $565,000


Rob Reichel 843.384.6789





MLS #352912 $2,395,000


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SPACIOUS STATELY home with every imaginable upgrade overlooking the 16th Fairway on the private Golf Club course. 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths + Study + Bonus Room. Screened porch. 3-car garage. $899,000

PANORAMIC Lagoon|Golf view. Courtyard Pool. 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Guest house + Kitchenette. 3 Car Garage, temperature controlled area (additional 6 cars or living space). $879,000

BEAUTIFUL home overlooks a salt-water Pool + the 16th Fwy of Golden Bear. Decorated with every imaginable highend appointments. Elegant 3800SF home has 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths + Office. Screen Porch + 3 Car Garage. $875,000

RIBAUT ISLAND – Stately Southern Living Home with covered porches with views and breezes over the Port Royal Sound. Grand Foyer; Private Master Suite plus 3 Guest Rooms. $829,900





ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL NEW “Homes by Marshside” Covered Porch overlooking 16th Fairway in The Golf Club. 4 Bedrooms and 4 Full Baths $779,000

MODEL PERFECT 5 Bedroom or 4 Bedroom + Bonus Room home with 5.5 Baths with a beautiful Golf View. Professionally decorated home with loads of upgrades. $699,900

BRAND NEW HOME built by “Homes by Marshside”. Sought after Great Room floorplan. 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths plus Study. Double fairway view. $699,000

SOUGHT AFTER Raintree Model Home overlooking the Par-3 8th Green|Lagoon on the Golden Bear Golf Course. 4 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath home with loads of upgrades. $659,000





ONLY Berwick Green Villa on the Market! 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths. Overlooking the 18th Fwy of the Golf Club. Over 3000SF of pure luxury. Great Room opening to a 2nd floor Veranda. 2 Car Garage. Private elevator. $575,000

POPULAR COURTYARD style Home overlooking Otter Creek. Spacious 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath home with a beautiful Courtyard Swimming Pool. $565,000

OVERLOOKING the 14th Green of the private Sea Pines Country Club Course. 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths + Bonus Room. Great Room and Carolina Room with hardwood floors. 2 Car Garage. $565,000

PANORAMIC OCEANFRONT VIEW from the 4th Floor, 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Furnished Sea Cloisters Villa. Excellent rental history. Beautiful oceanfront Pool. Security entrance gate. $550,000





PANORAMIC PRISTINE Oceanfront 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath villa, owner occupied. Beautifully upgraded Kitchen, tile floors + much more. Security entry gate. Sea Cloisters is an oceanfront jewel - only 64 units. $540,000

BEAUTIFUL HOME overlooking the 16th Fwy of Golden Bear. 3 Bedrooms + an office (or 4th Bedroom). Very open floor plan. Spacious Kitchen|Breakfast| Family Room. 2 car garage. $539,000

SPACIOUS Lowcountry home overlooking the 15th Fairway of Golden Bear. 5 Bedrooms plus a Bonus Room. Beautiful Great Room w/fireplace. Updated Kitchen and much more! $519,000

WITHIN STEPS to the Port Royal Sound. 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths + large loft + Carolina Room. Updated Kitchen. All Bedrooms on main floor. Pride of ownership is obvious in this home. $469,900





BEAUTIFULLY furnished. Upgraded 2Bedroom/2BATH Queen’s Grant Villa. 8-minute walk to Palmetto Dunes Beach. Great floorplan opening to a tropical courtyard. $249,500

HILTON HEAD PLANTATION 62 Bear Creek Drive. . . . . . . . $275,000 3 Neptune Court . . . . . . . . . $185,000 INDIGO RUN 72 River Club Drive . . . . . . . . $169,000 HAMPTON HALL 11 Sherbrooke Avenue . . . . . . . $99,000 6 Normandy Circle . . . . . . . . $69,000 BERKELEY HALL 4 Rice Hope . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1

BEAUTIFUL HOME Long view down the 17th Fwy | Bear Creek Golf Course. 3 Bedrooms and 3 Baths. LR, DR. Spacious Kitchen opening to a large Family Room. $419,000

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ESTATE SALE Panoramic Lagoon | Golf view overlooking the 3rd Fwy of Bear Creek. 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths. Glass enclosed Carolina Room. Home sold “as is” – ready to update. $395,000

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382 Long Cove Drive | Long Cove

2532 Gleneagle Green Villa | Sea Pines

312 Fort Howell Drive | Palmetto Hall

3 Bedroom - 3.5 Bath MLS #327900 | $520,000

3 Bedroom - 3 Bath MLS #352236 | $539,000

3 Bedroom - 3 Bath MLS # 341847 | $425,000

293 Evian Villa | Shipyard Plantation

261 Turnberry Village Villa | Palmetto Dunes

44 Yorkshire Drive | Wexford

3 Bedroom - 3 Bath MLS # 341847 | $425,000

2 Bedroom - 2 Bath MLS #351054 | $369,000

5 Bedroom - 5.5 Bath MLS #351584 | $1,150,000

29 Oglethorpe Lane | Palmetto Hall

19 Jacana Street | Forest Beach

16 Firethorn Lane | Forest Beach

4 Bedroom - 3.5 Bath MLS #351206 | $665,000

5 Bedroom - 3 Bath MLS # 352475 | $999,000

5 Bedroom - 3 Bath MLS #350821 | $749,000

6 Friendfield Court | Long Cove

3 Ensis Road | Port Royal Plantation

2 Oak Point Landing | Long Cove

3 Bedroom - 3 Bath MLS #330875 | $425,000

3 Bedroom - 2 Bath MLS #342661 | $499,000

4 Bedroom - 3.5 Bath MLS # 340035 | $589,500

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Real Experience. Real Results. Andy Reed

Hilton Head Realtor Since 1997

Charlie Reed

Hilton Head Realtor Since 1980

Rich Reed

Hilton Head Realtor Since 2001

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Hilton Head Realtor Since 2000

Reed Real Estate Group (RREG) is a family owned partnership within Charter One Realty that specializes in Hilton Head Island and Bluffton real estate sales. Consistently ranking in the top 1% in local real estate sales, RREG’s real estate business focuses on oceanfront, oceanside, luxury and golf community properties.

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Having more than 100 years of combined local real estate experience, RREG applies unparalleled competence, professionalism and innovation to their clients’ real estate goals - delivering real experience and real results.

3 Charlesfort Place | Hilton Head Plantation

9 Catboat | Palmetto Dunes

Unbelievable views. This home includes an over-sized deck, a covered and screened pool, an office/den with its own covered deck, and an open kitchen/family/dining area all of which takes full advantage of the spectacular views. 4 Bedroom - 4.5 Bath | MLS # 350866 | $2,995,000

Named “Sea Castle” this spacious home provides outstanding views and two open living areas for a great family or group vacation. Features 2 master bedrooms a private walkway to ocean as well as a private heated swimming pool. Excellent for primary, secondary, or rental property. 5 Bedroom - 5 Bath - 3 Half Bath | MLS #342675 | $4,199,000

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165 INVERNESS DRIVE $2,895,000 • MLS#332050

14 SOMERSET POINT $1,795,000 • MLS#350657

22 WEXFORD DRIVE $1,695,000 • MLS#351175

342 GRANDVIEW COURT $1,650,000 • MLS#351047

Stunning 4 BR, 5 ½ BA custom home in Colleton River with 5,436 sq. ft. of casual luxury living, and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. A must see!


843.247.8880 | Tom@TomCJackson.com

Exquisite home with 4 br, 6.5 ba, kitchen with granite, crown molding, breakfast area & butler pantry. Family room with custom windows, fireplace, beamed ceiling, formal dining room, living room with fireplace, master suite designed to take in the view. Master bath with claw foot tub, bonus room, library/office, covered patio, brick fireplace, outside hot tub/spa & a 3-car garage.


843.384.9466 | kking1putt@aol.com

5800 sq/ft home in prestigious Wexford Plantation. Spectacular staircase with 23’ ceiling heights in foyer and great room. This 5 BR/4.5BA home is built with extraordinary quality & attention to detail. The very large, open kitchen features a large island, stainless steel appliances, breakfast area and oversize butler’s pantry. Master suite includes two very large walk-in closets and an enormous Master Bath.


843.816.2483 | jacque@jacquejohnson.com

Truly one of a kind on Hilton Head Island! Remarkable private penthouse on the Intra Coastal Waterway. Four bedrooms with two master suites. 4 and 1/2 bathrooms. Stunning architectural details.


843.384.7632 | marvin@marvinhall.com





37 BRIDGETOWN ROAD $1,050,000 • MLS#352871

45 WICKLOW DRIVE $995,000 • MLS#329269

33 MYRTLE VIEW STREET $950,000 • MLS#343105

6 WHITE HALL COURT $875,000 • MLS#342931

Recently remodeled 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home. Large open living area with fireplace and cathedral ceilings. First floor master suite offers a harbor view. 3 guest suites with full baths on the second floor. Large bonus room/in-law suite located over the 3 car garage. Private dock. Outstanding Wexford amenities; Marina w/24 hr. lock, Clubhouse, 18 hole golf course, swimming pool, tennis courts, 24 hr security, more.


843.422.3744 | karl@charteronerealty.com

Beautiful home in Wexford with over 4500 sq. ft. Open & bright 4BR/4.5BA plus a large Bonus Room over garage. Formal living room & dining room. Chef’s kitchen with granite tops and stainless steel appliances. Spacious light-filled family room off the kitchen. Luxurious master suite with a second master suite upstairs. Great home for living and entertaining!


843.816.2483 | jacque@jacquejohnson.com

Located in the Point of Palmetto Bluff. Access to the private neighborhood dock on the May River. Unique with heart pine flooring, extensive woodwork, interior reclaimed windows, gourmet kitchen, custom cabinetry, Carrara counters & butler’s pantry. The living room with vaulted ceiling & grand brick fireplace. Master has wood ceilings & large master bath. Private back yard boasts a fire pit & views of a private nature preserve.


843.298.7062 | shereebinder@gmail.com

Outstanding architectural features and one of the BEST water/lagoon views in Long Cove! Over 60% of the lot is surrounded by water. The design takes advantage of water views from many rooms.


843.384.7632 | marvin@marvinhall.com





71 LEAMINGTON LANE $819,000 • MLS#340622

16 COMBAHEE ROAD $799,000 • MLS#332583


281 BERWICK DRIVE $699,950 • MLS#350393

Beautiful custom built home, renovated with high quality finishes from flr to ceiling. Chef’s kitchen opens to windowed living areas with lagoon and golf course views. Chiseled stone on the entire first floor. Besides the luxurious first floor master suite and bath, there is great guest separation with three additional bedrooms and 2.5 updated baths. Drive your golf cart to private beach access, pool and rec center or the golf club.


843.816.2483 | jacque@jacquejohnson.com

This Impressive 4BR/4.5 BA/3700 sq ft home is located on a professionally landscaped .45 acre wooded lot with views of the 15th. The Bright & Open Living Areas of this residence overlook the Heated Pool, Patio & Private Garden Area. The master bath has been recently remodeled and features granite tops, a travertine walk-in shower & jetted tub. Quality Constructed & Well Designed, this home is in like New Condition.


843.384.8552 | ed@edbrownrealtor.com

$749,000 • MLS#352114

Move-in ready Custom Built 4BR/5BA home situated on a 2.75 acre Creek Side Lot in Private Equestrian Community. Open Floor Plan, Gourmet Kitchen, Soaring Ceilings, 2nd Floor Master Suite w/Fireplace and Private Balcony. Separate Guest Suite w/private entrance. Expansive Screened-In Rec Room. Covered Deck w/ Outdoor Fireplace. 3 Bay Garage, 4 Stall Barn and 1.5 Acre Enclosed Pasture - Exquisite!


843.301.7339 | Christina@ChristinaForbis.com

Indigo Run’s Best Buy! Newer, model-perfect 4BR, 4 1/2BA, 4,500 sqft custom home with 3-car garage, library/office, workout and bonus rooms. Dramatic lagoon to golf views, 18th fairway The Golf Club. High quality finishing touches. Versatile floorplan.


843.301.9212 | Greg@GregStickles.com

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29 OGLETHORPE LANE $665,000 • MLS#351206

5 PORT AU PRINCE RD $569,000 • MLS#341357

12 OUTPOST LANE $519,000 • MLS#350723

1 KINGSTON COVE $428,500 • MLS#350921

Beautiful and meticulous 4 BR, 3.5 BA Low Country home with all of the details you could imagine. This home features stunning hardwood floors an open floorplan large kitchen, bar and huge breakfast area. Master suite is located on the first floor w/ l ge walkin closet and office space


843.384.1669 | Anne.Wilson0209@gmail.com

Meticulously maintained. Eat-in- kitchen renovated from top to bottom. Great room is light and bright with high ceilings, fi eplace and expansive golf views. The master bedroom and bath have also been updated as well as the first floor bat There are two more bedrooms and a full bath on the second floo . All this plus and office and two ca garage located on over a half acre and a short bike ride to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.


843.683.6779 | dennispuckey@aol.com

Enjoy Peaceful Golf Views and Close Proximity to the Beach- Updated and Upgraded Open Floor Plan with 4BR/3BA, Cathedral Ceilings, Gas Fireplaces, Carolina Room and ALL THE EXTRAS:Granite, Stainless, Wine Cooler, Tile and Birch Floors and spectacular 2 tier Decks and detached Garage.


843.301.7339 | Christina@ChristinaForbis.com

Beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath patio home. 2 car garage plus game room, 1 bedroom/office half bath and large storage closet. Upstairs, home includes a fi eplace, eat-in kitchen, and dining area open to living room. Master includes walk-in tiled shower and access to beautiful open-airy Carolina room. Quiet cul-de-sac of homes with a community pool across the street. Short walk or bike ride to the beach.


843.422.3744 | karl@charteronerealty.com





53 WEXFORD ON THE GREEN $409,900 • MLS#331418

197 FARNSLEIGH AVENUE $390,000 • MLS#352410

38 ASPEN HALL ROAD $384,900 • MLS#342210

2 STONEHEDGE WAY $379,000 • MLS#352699

Cozy three story townhouse in prestigious Wexford Plantation. Tidal marsh to golf view. 3 bedrooms, 2 full and 2 half baths. Elevator. Walk to all Wexford amenities; harbor, golf course, tennis courts, swimming pool, clubhouse & croquet court.


Classy 3BR, 3BA, 2690 SF ‘Lock ‘n Leave’ Carriage Home in desirable Hampton Hall. Study with built-ins, Carolina Room through French doors, and stunning living room with gas fi eplace shows excellent choices in décor and upgrades. Expansion of dining room opening to beautiful kitchen enhances entertainment areas. Very close to amenities including golf, tennis, fitne s, indoor and outdoor pools and dining. HVAC 2015.


3172 sq ft home with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. Golf course view. On cul-de-sac adjacent to wood common area giving you the feel of a double corner lot. 4 bedrooms down including master and bonus/5th bedroom up. Nice bright Carolina room overlooking golf course. Enjoy Pinecrest living with sidewalks, close to Bluffton school campus, down town Bluffton and Beaufort County Regional Park.


Fabulous Dunwoody Way model with lagoon view! Cook’s kitchen! Fabulous layout. Lots of upgrades, wood floors tile. Open plan. Huge master suite and enormous walk in closet! High ceilings.


843.304.4447 | nancy@nancymarshallrealestate.com

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215 & 160 EVIAN VILLAS

10 PIPERS POND ROAD $329,500 • MLS#352337

8 HARROGATE DRIVE $215,000 • MLS#336683

41 WEXFORD ON THE GREEN $110,000 • MLS#342623

843.816.2483 | jacque@jacquejohnson.com

$352,000 • MLS#352203 & 352204 Remarkable Remodels by Marion’s Place! New Kitchens, New Baths, New Flooring, New Open Floorplans as of the 2010 remodel date. Professionally Decorated Rental Machines grossing $32,000/year!! Favorite “Flat” floorplans On-Site Pool and Lit Tennis. Short walk to Beach.


843.301.9212 | Greg@GregStickles.com

Open floor plan home with se ene golf course views. State of the art kitchen and beautiful Silestone countertops, shaker style cabinetry and new stainless steel, high end appliances. Cul-de-sac location close to the entrance of Rose Hill Plantation. Rose Hill amenities include golf course, several pools, professional level tennis club, equestrian center and stables. Great price for a great home in a great neighborhood.


843.298.7062 | shereebinder@gmail.com

BEST VALUE GOLF COURSE LOT. One of the largest golf view lots in Wexford. Spectacular homes on a quiet, residential street. Enjoy all of Wexford amenities; boating with controlled lock system keeping water levels constant in harbour & 24 hr. deep water access to ICW, world class golf on Arnold Palmer Signature golf course, tennis, private clubhouse with activities galore & so much more.


843.816.2483 | jacque@jacquejohnson.com

843.384.7632 | marvin@marvinhall.com

Thinking of Wexford? Unique offering of marsh front townhouse lot AND 65’ boat slip at Wexford Marina, in Hilton Head’s premiere yachting community. Perfect marsh front townhouse neighborhood and very short walk to your boat, clubhouse, harbour house and lock.


843.301.9212 | Greg@GregStickles.com

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12 CARRIER BLUFF • $1,495,000


12 BALLYBUNION WAY • $1,249,000


82 LANCASTER BLVD • $995,000

Timeless architecture, with modern conveniences. 4BR, 4.5 Bath, chef’s Kitchen, five porches, two indoor fireplaces, and one on screened porch overlooking the waters of the Okatie River. Enjoy the sunrise over the Okatie waters from your master bedroom, and sunsets from the two front porches. Quaint detached guest cottage complete with kitchenette. Don’t miss this classic!

Beautiful home with 4 BR, 5 full baths, and 2 half baths. Pool and spa with long views across the eighth and fifth fairways of the highly acclaimed Pete Dye Course. Cook’s kitchen with top of the line appliances, great for entertaining. Oak wood flooring throughout. New HVAC, surround sound, security system, central vac, 2 walk-in attic storage areas, and much more. A must see!

Open floor plan with screened lanai, pool, spa and lagoon to golf views. Brazilian Cherry floors, granite counters throughout, gourmet kitchen with butler’s pantry, office with custom cherry cabinetry, and incredible master suite. Elevator to 2nd floor with media room, kitchenette, guest suite, and patio. Spray foam insulation and two new AC units. Well maintained!




208 GOOD HOPE ROAD • $849,000


13 COLONEL HAZZARD • $799,900

Elegant 4 BR, 5 BA home with great golf views with total privacy. Master BR and study/BR downstairs Upstairs there is sitting room and 2 BRs with balcony access. Spacious Bonus Room above the 3 car garage. LR/GR & screened porch. Screened porch, hardwood floors, granite counters and irrigation well. New hot water heater, 3 newer A/C units.

One owner home custom built with attention to detail and positioned on homesite to take advantage of great golf to marsh to river views. 4 BR, 4 BA, 3,800 SF home with bonus room that can be used as an office or guest suite. Granite counter tops in the kitchen along with a Five Star gas range. Screened porch and separate sun room. Master bath with his and hers dressing rooms.

This 4,562 SF, 4 BR, 4.5 BA home features an open floor plan, a guest suite/office above the 2.5 car garage. 100 year old heart pine floors combined with plantation shutters throughout. Top of the line SubZero and Wolf appliances provide state of the art conveniences. The metal roof and hardiplank siding make this a low maintenance classic.




223 SUMMERTON DRIVE • $695,000

34 LANCASTER DRIVE • $699,000

276 BAMBERG DRIVE • $695,000

Awesome home with long views down Osprey Lake. Open floor plan with gracious kitchen complete with dining area, and opening to the Great Room, all with long water views. Living Room, Dining Room, Study, Master Bedroom, and guest bedrooms all on first floor. Spacious bonus room/guest suite above the 3 car garage. Rarely do you find this nice of a home at this price!

Personal residence of a custom home builder. 4 BR, 5 BA with detail and quality throughout. 4,524 SF extremely well maintained home with open floor plan and incredible views across Berkeley Lake to the 6th hole of the South Course. Bonus room with bath could be a huge guest suite, media room, rec room, or home office. 3 high efficiency AC units in 2013.

Great floor plan in this 4 BR, 5.5 BA home. Master bedroom downstairs with an upstairs spacious second master/in-law suite with private balcony viewing the 11th green and 12th tee. Also, a bonus room, dining room, living room, great room, office, central vacuum, and walk-in attic storage. The screened porch provides indoor/ outdoor living. Meticulously maintained. A must see!




21 ASHLEY HALL DRIVE • $595,000

Brand new Bosch double oven and Bosch dishwasher. Subzero fridge and granite counter tops in Chef’s kitchen. Master down with 3 guest rooms upstairs plus bonus room. Great lagoon to golf views of the seventh fairway of the Nicklaus Signature course. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac street and is priced to sell quickly. Recently painted inside and out.

63 HOPSEWEE DRIVE• $389,000

One of the few available, ever popular Berkeley Hall Lifestyle Cottages. This 3 BR, plus office, 3.5 BA home with an open 2,433 SF floor plan offers many upgrades and beautiful finishes. The spacious screened lanai features an outdoor kitchen, free form pool and spa with waterfall. This would make a great permanent home or a turnkey lock and leave vacation home.

105 GOOD HOPE ROAD • $319,000

Extremely well maintained 4 BR Cottage. In last 3 years AC units replaced, 5 new flat screens added, new carpets for lockouts, painted, new stove! Great second home or cash cow as a rental property, can be rented as a 1,2,3,or 4 BR unit. Conveniently located within walking distance to Clubhouse and Spa/Fitness Center.

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COLLETON 5 HIGH PONDS LANE $3,900,000 This is the one you have been searching for. Eight acre legacy generational, deep water property with private dock now being offered in exclusive Colleton River Plantation. Two story plantation home with old growth wide plank eastern white pine floors. Four bedrooms in the Main House plus a Carriage House with another bedroom and bath viewing the one acre pond. Six fireplaces, four covered porches, extensive $200,000 Lutron lighting system, state of the art geothermal heating and AC, chef’s kitchen with six burner commercial Southbend range, and much more too numerous to mention. A must see!

The Ussery Group’s business model is very simple: it’s about you. Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, our singular focus is to marshal our knowledge, resources, and time to help you accomplish your goals.


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672 Colonial Drive 4 Bed / 4.5 Bath, 4,177 sq. ft. MLS #340197 $819,000 Wonderfully bright and open this custom home is elegant and comfortable. Media room, gourmet kitchen, large outdoor living space and pool

220 Gravel Hill Road 5 Bed / 5 Bath, 7,104 sq. ft. 17.95 Acres in Allendale MLS #353165 $899,000 One of a kind Antebellum home, totally updated by custom builder. Includes 10,000 sq. ft. barn, unďŹ nished apartment and paddocks.

631 Colonial Drive 4 Beds / 4 Baths 3,200 sq. ft. MLS #351542 $719,000 Newly Built, Golf Cart Garage, Bonus Room above the garage. Under Construction. 60% complete. Still time to pick your colors!

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24 Whitney Place 4 Bed / 3 Baths, 3,180 sq. ft. MLS #351018 $489,000 New appliances, Newly Painted Inside, Spacious backyard w/Outdoor Tile Fireplace

30 Balmoral Place 4 Bed / 4 Bath 4,018 sq. ft. MLS #343014 $749,000 Panoramic views of the 1st and 9th Greens, Two Guest Suites

20 Cotesworth Place 4 Bed / 4 Bath, 4,296 sq ft. MLS #340056 $779,000 Immaculate, rarely used second home offers large master suite, two guest suites, bonus room

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8 Wax Myrtle Court: If you are looking for the quintessential Low Country lifestyle home, you have found it! Curb appeal the minute you pull up to the driveway. The open floor plan living area w/Gorgeous wood flooring throughout and high ceilings, plenty of windows allowing for great natural light. Custom kitchen w/granite counters, gas range and plenty of cabinet space. Great bedroom separation offers privacy for your guests or kids. Fireplace, deck, screened in porch and AWESOME lagoon views. Even a new HVAC in 2013. Great value at $429,900.



8 Ansley Court: Island living at its finest! Located off of Spanish Wells Rd. in the gated community of Old House Creek, this home is such a pleasure to show. Situated all on one level, this 3 bedroom home w/2 car garage has been updated to the hills. One of the nicest master bathrooms that you will ever see, gorgeous mahogany wood and travertine flooring, eat in kitchen w/custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances and this home even has Carolina room. Offered for $399,000.

Harbour Master Villas: Spectacular 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath villa w/ gorgeous golf and lagoon views! Large rooms and closets, great for storage. You will love all the deck space in the front of the kitchen and in the back off the den and family room. Whether used for a second home or rental you will love this location. Shipyard has private beach access and beach lockers for owners. Offered for $238,000.


4 Kings Court: Remarkable opportunity to have your cake and eat it too, really! One level 3-bedroom home w/2 car garage on the Island for under $300k and it gets better! 1 bedroom/1 bath apartment behind the home w/living area and kitchen. Endless possibilities: Great rental income (tenant in place), workshop, studio, music space or perfect for the home office set up! Large lot located on the north end of the Island in Squiresgate. The home has recently been updated: 2016 new carpet, new paint, new fixtures, vanities and more, all for $299,000.

52 Crosstree Drive: Charming 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath w/spacious 2 car garage. Great views of the Intercoastal Waterway. Close to the South Carolina Yacht Club, you are convenient to all the wonderful amenities the club has to offer! A great buy at $449,900


22 Chinaberry Court: Great home w/the ever desirable Open Floor Plan w/vaulted ceilings, fireplace, wood flooring and an open kitchen totally renovated w/granite counters, tile back splash and even extra cabinets. Want more? How about a screened in porch, large back deck and a private large back yard! Large master bedroom w/great master bathroom and plenty of closet space. All new plumbing, newer roof/just 4 years old and all for well under $300k.........which is hard to find on the Island for $269,000.

25 Big Woods Drive: This is a great opportunity to purchase a beautiful home on a full size lagoon view lot with the utmost in privacy! Put your own stamp on this home, which was built by the original owners and only slightly used as a second home. The layout is fantastic w/tons of natural light, a gorgeous Carolina room and all on one level. Large rooms, large laundry room w/sink, large living room w/vaulted ceilings and fireplace, a 2 car garage and outdoor patio are just some of the fine features, all for $419,000.


721 Brighton Bay Villas: Superb condition on this 2 bedroom / 2 bath end unit flat with views of the marsh, pool and sound in the distance. Brighton Bay is a gorgeous complex w/a south end location, covered parking and this villa even comes with 2 parking spaces! Large wrap around deck w/an open kitchen to living area, this villa will not last long. Brighton Bay has car wash, fitness center, pool and grilling area all on site. Offered for $169,900.

32 Acorn Lane: A great value in Sea Pines on this newer home, elevated with large oversized 2-car garage. Built in 1997 and recently renovated w/Gorgeous brand new kitchen w/custom cabinets and stainless steel appliances. Beautiful high ceilings, skylights, great for plenty of natural light. June 2016, even brand new flooring in the main living area, dining area and kitchen. Other great features included: fireplace, huge back deck, corner lot, large side and back yard. The details go on and on, best of all it’s convenient to the leisure trails, bike trails and front entrance. Offered for $429,000.


132 Westbury Park Way: Gorgeous Low Country 3-bedroom home with screened in porch, office, vaulted ceiling, dual sided fireplace and large open floor plan with plenty of natural light. Located in the gated community of Westbury Park with pool, fitness, leisure trails and more! HVAC – 2 years old. Offered for $193,900.

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Rick Saba is an excellent agent and I highly recommend him. He is very knowledgeable about the local market and was committed to helping us get the best deal possible in a short amount of time. He was very professional and guided us throughout the whole process. We moved out of town before the unit sold and ran into to some big issues with a potential buyer that we thought were going to jeopardize the sale. But Rick kept the buyer engaged, helped to resolve the issues with all involved parties, and closed the deal for us in a couple of months. We give Rick all the credit for that sale. – Joyce and Larry 2016

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Carolina Realty Group (843) 683-4701 • Rick@TheBestAddressinTown.com www.RickSaba.com 2009 Realtor® of the Year Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors® 2005 President Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors®

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


370 LONG COVE DRIVE — Enjoy sunsets over lagoon & golf views of top ranked Pete Dye course from this 4 br/3 1/2 ba home with fabulous new kitchen/great room. 2 frlpl, wood floors, high vaulted ceilings throughout. Enjoy clubhouse, marina, kayaks, tennis courts, heated pool and more. $750,000

37 TURTLE LANE TOWNHOUSE – SEA PINES – The most desirable lg. floorplan of all TL townhomes. Just steps to Sea Pines best beach. Very light and bright. Desirable end unit. 4 BR / 3 ½ BA. 2-car garage. Never rented. Great rental projection. $995,000 F

12 WILD HERON POINT - LONG COVE — Gracious, Southern-style estate situated on a private peninsula and surrounded by waterfront views. Enjoy breath taking sunsets overlooking the salt water pool over the Broad Creek. 4 br, 5 1/2 ba. Exceptional quality and detail. Private Club ownership included in the renowned Pete Dye Golf course. www.12Wildheron.com $2,790,000

FIVE CARMA COURT — Fabulous beautifully remodeled 5 br/3 1/2 ba home with Southern Style architecture, three balconies and large deck. Wood floors, extensive millwork, loads of light, sunny breakfast room, granite and stainless kitchen with center island, 2 masters both with large master baths, high smooth ceilings and more. $799,000

1911 SOUTH BEACH CLUB – SEA PINES – Incredible panoramic view from this 2nd floor 3 BR, 2.5 BA villa in SBC, West Atrium. Private boardwalk to pool and beach. Secure building with renovated lobby, elevator, parking garage and storage. Very well maintained, kitchen remodeled w. built-in credenza. Gas FP, wet bar, 2 balconies, 10’ ceilings, laundry room, charming foyer. $879,000 $849,000 F.

540 PLANTATION CLUB VILLA — Tastefully updated 3 bd townhome in the heart of Sea Pines. Updated kitchen and baths, end unit, 2 pools, with a desirable rental history. $499,000. furnished

27 SUGAR PINE LANE — Oversized patio lot privately located at the end of road this beautifully remodeled home features vaulted and smooth ceilings throughout. Wood floors. Chef’s kitchen with center island, stainless appliances, bkft bar. Open floor plan, two car garage walking distance to the Dolphin Rec area. $425,000

20 WINDJAMMER COURT - SEA PINES - Unique “Low Country” style home on Lagoon in HT. WALK to Golf /Tennis /new Club House. 4 BR/3½ BA, PLUS office/study. Elaborate Master suite downstairs. Never rented. Pristine condition. FP, pool, fenced area for pets. Ideal primary or 2nd home, or great rental. $795,000 UNF

4 PINTAIL — SEA PINES – Beautifully updated 3 BR South Beach home; private heated pool, screened porch, lagoon view, 4th row beach house. $725,000 furn.

34 STONEY CREEK ROAD — SEA PINES — Charming Cape Cod style 3 BR/3 1/2 BA plus den home with terrific views of sparking lagoon and down 11th fairway of Heron Point course. Easy walk to Harbor Town. Wood Floors, remodeled kitchen and baths. Screen porch. $599,000 Furn.

4 CLUB COURSE LANE – SEA PINES – Charming 3 BR/2BA home facing Newhall Preserve. Approx. 2388 s.ft. High and vaulted ceilings throughout. Lovely sun room. Fireplace. All on one floor. Large deck, spacious dining room. 2-car garage. $529,000


35 N. CALIGOBUE CAY — Enjoy sunsets and DEEP WATER views over the Calibogue Sound from this stunning setting. A rare opportunity to build the house of your dreams on this secluded Sea Pines peninsula. $1,700,000


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Hilton Head Island’s sea turtle patrol will document more than 300 nests on 14 miles of nesting beach in one season. Sounds like a lot, but let’s put this into perspective: Cape Island in Cape Romaine Wildlife Refuge just north of Charleston will document more than 1,300 nests on 5 miles of beach. The difference? One beach is busy with people and places, while the other is a preserve with no development. Sea turtles really prefer the quiet beach!




have always believed that people care and act with good intentions. Some are overly confident, some are very cautious, and some are just completely unaware. And, unfortunately, there is the occasional blatant disregard for wildlife. Either way, a little bit of consult and public education is always the best option. Enlighten yourself with these suggestions and help us to save endangered sea turtles.

DO NOT DISTURB NEST SITES, MARKED OR UNMARKED Occasionally, curious people dig into an area that is surrounded by three PVC poles, orange flagging and stickers or signs that say “Protected by federal law,” “Do not disturb” and “Do not remove.” Curiosity motivates them to touch the eggs and handle just the few eggs at the top of the chamber. Covering them back up makes it all good,

right? Actually, when the eggs are handled or rotated after the first 24 hours of incubation, the embryo detaches from the inside of the egg shell and will stop developing. Reburying them will just make it more difficult for the hatchlings below to escape from the nest when they are ready to emerge. This is a federal offense, and an example of blatant disregard for our wildlife. Some will take it upon themselves to mark nests if they believe that the sea turtle patrol has missed a nest or is not responding in an appropriate manner. A recent situation involved poles being removed from other nest sites and inserted into the unmarked nest site. A sea turtle nest is not as easy to find as you may think. In this case, the predicted location of the unmarked site’s nest chamber was inaccurate. It is dumb luck that kept the PVC poles from entering the actual nest chamber, destroying the

eggs. Fortunately, when the sea turtle patrol arrived, they found that the actual nest chamber was just behind the marked off area and remained intact. This is an example of how overconfident beachgoers can cause harm, even when they’re acting with good intentions.

FILL IN HOLES ON THE BEACH Holes on the beach are becoming more and more overwhelming. Enormous holes will remain on the beach until someone actually fills them in. These holes often are above the high tide line and serve as obstacles and traps for female sea turtles approaching the beach to nest. If they manage to avoid falling in one of these holes, they’re often frightened and abort their mission to deposit their eggs on the beach. Even worse, hatchlings making their way to the sea sometimes fall into the holes and are doomed. This is an example of being unaware of the effects of your actions. July 2016 151

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LIGHTS OUT There is a lighting ordinance on Hilton Head that was established in 1990. During the sea turtle nesting season, which runs from May to October, exterior lights should be off from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Nesting females will avoid lit areas to nest, but more importantly, hatchlings will be attracted to the porch light instead of the moon reflec ing on the ocean and will crawl away from the water. In 2015, 21 nests full of hatchlings were lost for failure to flip the switch. That’s more than 2,000 hatchlings. I am going to give the benefit of the doubt and call this one an example of unawareness. I am assuming that most visitors have no concept of the tragedy they had caused.

WHAT CAN WE DO TO HELP? If you are on the beach and overhear a conversation about the nests, pipe up and make sure visitors are aware of the lighting ordinance. It will be particularly important this year because of the beach renourishment. About 99 percent of the nests on Hilton Head will be relocated to the areas

between beach markers 22 and 52 and beach markers 98 and 116. These areas are within the zones that will not be experiencing beach renourishment this season. The concentration of nests will be high in these areas, so you can imagine the devastation if 10 nests hatch in the same night in front of one porch light shining all night long. That is approximately 1,000 hatchlings lost in one night. We can avoid this by spreading the word and focusing on public education. We get a new (audience) every week! The Coastal Discovery Museum will be placing shovels decorated with sea turtles and a message to “SAVE SEA TURTLES, FILL IN HOLES” near lifeguard stations in the nesting areas to encourage children and their parents to perform eco-tourism and get something positive done for nature while on vacation. If you have a teenager who needs service or volunteer hours, please email HHISeaTurtle@gmail.com for massive hole and shovel locations. You may also join us for “Turtle Talk” presentations from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in June, July and August at the Sonesta Resort

Hilton Head Island in Shipyard. For more information and to register, call the Coastal Discovery Museum at 843-689-6767.

THANK YOU, TURTLE TRACKERS Some members of the Women’s Club of Sea Pines have joined to form a group called Turtle Trackers. There are about 30 members and they have been very active in promoting awareness for the 2016 sea turtle nesting season. They have organized informational sea turtle presentations within Sea Pines, approached The Island Packet for front-page coverage, organized WHHI-TV interviews concerning the nesting season, and continue to distribute informational rack cards and “LIGHTS OUT” door hangers to remind residents and visitors to fli the switch at 10 p.m. The group will be on the beach this summer in the areas that are zoned for sea turtle nest relocation to answer questions concerning the nests. I asked the Women’s Club for help because their community will host most of sea turtle nests on Hilton Head this season, and they responded. This is an example of being helpful — extremely helpful. M

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JOURNAL THE FIRST MONTH OF SEA TURTLE NESTING SEASON May 1 It’s May and I am excited for what the next six months will hold. Every year for 18 years, I live for when sea turtle nesting season commences and I feel purpose. I provide a service to nature that energizes me. I am inspired.

May 10 The first sea turtle nest appeared on Hilton Head

today at Burkes Beach. It will be the first of hundreds and we will watch over it for the next two months until it hatches. The weather is warming fast, and beachgoers are filling the sand. They are leaving massive holes behind at the end of the day. This may cause problems for the sea turtles that encounter them.

May 20 The beach renourishment on Hilton Head is moving forward, beginning with Mitchelville Beach. Large bulldozers and pipes are being positioned to prepare the beach for sand pumped in from offshore sandbars starting June 15. I’m a little worried about what the sea turtles will think about the noise and activity. May 24 A loggerhead nested at 10 a.m. This rare daylight

emergence was a spectacular site for those who were able to observe. Residents made sure that onlookers kept a safe

distance and the lifeguards notified the sea turtle patrol. The nest was laid in a great spot and will be attended to on patrol tomorow morning.

May 25 A concerned resident marked the nest for us by

removing poles from other nests. The nest site was not within the marked area and I am so relieved that the poles did not penetrate the nest chamber.

May 30 Sea turtle nesting season is progressing beautifully, despite Tropical Storm Bonnie. Two days of rain and the visitors have had an unexpectedly wet Memorial Day weekend. The sea turtles do not seem to care about the storm; we found four new nests today. There are 70 nests altogether on Hilton Head. Still no nesting on Mitchelville Beach. June 1 The 2016 sea turtle season has already proven to

be challenging. Visitors and residents are becoming unusually involved with the day-to-day monitoring of the beach. Some of them are helpful, but some of them know just enough to be dangerous. And my job is to keep it all together.

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A unique attraction has quickly become a popular draw at the Port Royal Farmers Market. Visitors start their Saturdays by saying hello to the birds of Lowcountry Raptors. BY TIM WOOD | PHOTO BY LLOYD WAINSCOTT


reezy the barred owl, Odin the one-eyed screech owl and Sully the red-shouldered hawk have become favorites for the kids. But just as popular is the birds’ 10-year-old junior handler, who draws crowds as he educates kids and adults alike about the birds. Carson McDowell has struck up a friendship with both the birds and their owner, Raptors founder and bird expert Lila Arnold, and has become an invaluable member of the Raptors family. “There are so many interesting things to know, I just can’t stop talking about them,” Carson said of his mobile master classes. “They come in so

many different shapes and sizes and every species is so different, it just fascinates and excites me.” This talented fourth grader at Okatie Elementary School is an ornithological veteran — even though he’s just aged to double digits. “When he was 1, we played a video of penguins and Carson was just mesmerized,” said his mom, Lowcountry native Aimee McDowell. “From there, we found a video that is a cult favorite among bird enthusiasts called ‘Winged Migration.’ He would watch that over and over and over again. So from that point on, we started to go any place we could see birds — wildlife centers, zoos, rehab centers

— and his love of the birds just kept growing.” This was far from a passing fancy. As Carson grew into a toddler, he and Aimee began reading every bird book they could find. His grandparents, Bill and Freddie Carson, have a summer home in Boone, North Carolina. When their grandson found out the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center was nearby, he was hooked. “Lees McRae College runs the center and they were so welcoming to him and let him get very hands on through the years,” Aimee said. “But they, like so many other places we visited, instituted age restrictions for volunteering. Thankfully, a

friend from Orangeburg Animal Control told me about Lila. I saw her Facebook page and we were both so excited to meet her.” Arnold, a retired teacher and bird expert from Texas, bought 18 acres in Colleton County two years ago where she houses nine rescue birds. From there, she began Lowcountry Raptors, a bird rescue and education program that has steadily built up a following with schools throughout the five surrounding counties and currently does up to 20 demonstrations per month. She brings various birds to programs, including Igor the turkey vulture, a bird that Carson had gotten to know at Blue Ridge. She said when she discovered Carson, it was like meeting a kindred spirit decades her junior. “He has such a kind heart and patience, such a thirst for knowledge and he is so inquisitive,” Arnold said of Carson. “Most kids are into video games at his age. Carson walked up to me the other morning and told me he’d just seen the coolest video about the pacific tern and how it migrates. And he is a truly talented photographer. He has a special gift and a bank of knowledge that most adults don’t have. The kids are taken with him, but the parents are equally mesmerized.” Carson played organized baseball and golf until recently and still plays with his family, but being Lila’s junior handler is now his main activity. “He’ll never miss it, he’s so responsible and dedicated,” said Aimee, who has become just as interested in birds thanks to her son. “It’s so easy to take these amazing beings for granted, but there are so many wonderful things to learn,” Carson said. “Ravens are the smartest animals in the world. The falcon can fly up to 230 miles per hour. There are just so many cool things, it’s tough to pick just one thing to tell you.”

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ENVIRONMENT Ask him his favorite bird and he’ll break it down by species. For condors, it’s the Andean, the largest bird in the world with a legendary wingspan second only to the wandering albatross. For hawks, it’s the ferruginous, a “really pretty rust-colored bird” and the largest hawk in North America. His mom is grateful that she’s able to share a passion and to see her son blossom and grow his gift for bird handling. “As a native, it’s so easy to take our natural surroundings for granted,” she said. “Carson has taught me all the wonders that are around us every day.” Arnold said the budding expert thanks her for allowing him to be with the birds each time they’re together, but she’s the one that’s grateful. “We are a small group and Carson has been a Godsend, both in helping me in education programs and in spreading the word about our birds,” she said. “Letting kids around birds, it’s not common, but Carson is far from common. He steps right up to the perch, leash on his glove and gives the command to step up like a veteran. He is a full-fledge member of this program now, so I am the one who is thankful.” Arnold said she could see Carson working for National Geographic one day. As much as Carson loves learning new facts about birds, he sees himself headed toward more of a handson career like bird rehabilitation. “Ornithology, it’s just studying the birds. I want to be close with

them and help them,” he said. As for his work with Lila and the Raptors, he wants to teach everyone in the Lowcountry how they can help the ecosystem thrive. “You throw a banana peel out your window thinking a chipmunk will get it. But you’re attracting mice, which then attract falcons. The falcons flies low where they are not used to and they get hit on the road,” he said. “We throw gum out, and before it disintegrates, it looks like a worm to a song bird, and that bird gets the gum stuck in its beak and can’t eat. Never use lead shot for guns, use steel. Lead gets in the lake, poisons fish ducks and turtles and kills the ecosystem. A bald eagle ate a dead squirrel shot by lead and died because he ingested the lead.” And Carson said to never underestimate any creature, even those often dreaded turkey vultures. “Vultures clean up our roadways; they only eat dead animals. Some people may see them as a nuisance, but if that carcass washes into the river, it can pollute the water supply,” he said. “They are not rats, they’re nature’s trash men.” It’s all very adult knowledge, but behind that gifted brain is still an adventurous boy whose favorite bird to handle changes constantly. “He’ll go from Odin to Breezy and now, Sully is back and his new buddy,” Arnold said. “Watching him, it brings out the kid in me every time.” M


Lowcountry Raptors founder and bird expert Lila Arnold said she is constantly trying to spread the word and is always up for adding new schools for programs. To book a visit, go to www. lowcountryraptors.org, call Arnold at 843-908-3235 or email lowcountryraptors@yahoo.com. You can also visit the Raptors’ Facebook page and contact Arnold via direct message. Donations are accepted via the Raptors’ website, and the organization is always grateful for financial assistance in helping nurse birds back to health. Arnold is currently trying to bring in an American kestrel falcon from California with a fused shoulder and a wing that won’t open and a merlin falcon with a double break in its ulna — one of which Carson will be responsible for nursing back to health. The cost to transport the birds cross-country is $250 to $300 per bird. July 2016 155

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JULY 4 Fireworks at Shelter Cove Harbour: 9:30 p.m., Monday, July 4. Celebrate Independence Day at Shelter Cove’s Harbour Fest and enjoy a spectacular fireworks display. Come early for Cappy the Clown from 6-9 p.m., and the Shannon Tanner’s family-friendly music performances at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Shuttle parking will be available at Chaplin Park off of Singleton Beach Road and at the Hargray parking lot along William Hilton Parkway. Shuttles will run continuously from 5-11 p.m. Visit www. palmettodunes.com or call 843-686-9697 for additional information. Fireworks at Harbour Town: 9 p.m., Monday, July 4, Harbour Town Lighthouse. Join the festivities in Harbour Town for a fireworks extravaganza that will light up the sky over the famous Harbour Town Lighthouse and Calibogue Sound. Food, fun and live music. Fireworks at Skull Creek: 9:25 p.m., Monday, July 4, Skull Creek. Skull Creek Boathouse is hosting live music by Bootless from 7-10 p.m. Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks will also have live music.


“Into the Light: Hilton Head during the Civil War” Panel Display: Hilton Head Library, during regular branch hours. Surrogates made from original items cared for by the Beaufort District Collection show daily life under the Union occupation of Hilton Head Island from 1861 to 1865. Free. For more information, visit beaufortcountylibrary.org, or contact Grace Cordial at 843-255-6446 or gracec@bcgov.net.


Adult Summer Reading Program: Through July 22, Hilton Head Library. Explore a variety of ways to Exercise Your Mind and win prizes while doing so. Weekly trivia, book reviews and event attendance all garner entries into the drawing, held at the finale. Free. beaufortcountylibrary.org or 843255-6531 or lread@bcgov.net.


Gullah Art by Sabree at Art League Gallery: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. TuesdaySaturday and 90 minutes before all performances, Art League of Hilton

Head Gallery, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. With a mission to visually tell the Gullah-Geechee story, Patricia Sabree will exhibit “Remembering While Evolving.” Visit www.artleaguehhi.org for more information or call 843-681-5060.

JULY 1-3

“Catch Me If You Can,” A New Musical: 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3, Seahawk Cultural Center, Hilton Head High School, 70 Wilborn Rd, Hilton Head Island. The Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute presents “Catch Me If You Can.” Tickets are $25. For additional information, contact erin@swellnewmedia.com.


Red White & Blue Art: 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, July 1, Hilton Head Library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head. It’s time for our annual Patriotic Paintpaloosa! We’re getting creative using our nation’s colors. Dress for a mess! Kindergarten and up. Free. Contact Julie Bascom at 843-255-6529, jbas-

com@bcgov.net or visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org for more information.


31st annual Hilton Head Firecracker Run: 8 a.m. Monday, July 4, from Shelter Cove Community Park. With over 1,800 runners and walkers expected, the Firecracker Run is the largest and oldest road race in Beaufort County and one of the top 10 races in South Carolina. A percentage of proceeds from the 31st Hilton Head Firecracker Run will go to benefit several local charities including Hilton Head Rotary Club. All ages are welcome and groups discounts are available. For additional information, visit www.bearfootsports.com or contact Bear Foot Sports at 843-757-8520 Fourth of July Parade: 8:30 a.m. Monday, July 4, parking lot adjacent to the Harbour Town Lighthouse, 149 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. Show off your red, white and blue spirit by decorating your bicycle, wagon, dog or kids for a fun-filled parade around Harbour Town. Meet at the parking lot adjacent to the Harbour

Town Lighthouse at 8:30 a.m. to register and pick up decorating supplies. Parade line-up begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. and entries will be judged on patriotism. Supplies limited to first 100 registered. Holiday fun and activities to follow. For more information, call 843-842-1979.


Kid’s Board Game Afternoon: 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, Hilton Head Library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head. Beat the heat with an afternoon of games. Play some of the library’s games or bring a favorite from home. Ages 4 and up. Free. For more information, contact Greg Crispell at 843-255-6529, gcrispell@bcgov.net or visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

JULY 5-31

“Local Color” by Lauren Terrett: Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 8, SOBA Gallery, 6 Church St., Bluffton. The SOBA Gallery is excited to feature the very “painterly” work of Lauren Terrett in her show titled “Local Color.” Her work is intuitive and impressionistic. Thick paint, texturing,

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BLUE ART ... JULY 4: HILTON HEAD FIRECRA charcoal lines and many colors define her paintings. Lowcountry seascapes, flora, local people and local landmarks are her favorite subjects. The SOBA Gallery is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., and is located at the corner of Church and Calhoun streets in Bluffton. For more information, visit sobagallery.com or call 843-757-6586.

Come learn about the healing power of basil, oregano, fennel and more. Cost for all sessions is $20 per class. For more information and to register for the upcoming workshops, as well as for a complete schedule of workshops for both children and adults, visit www. johnsonsurbanfarm.com or call 877486-2522.


Saturday Matinee: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, July 9, Hilton Head Library. In case you missed the remarkable spectacle from last summer that took home six Oscars, come to the library to see it on our big screen while enjoying refreshments … all for free! Be advised that this film is rated R. Call or visit our website to reveal the title. Free. For more information visit beaufortcountylibrary.org or contact Lauren Read at 843-255-6531 or lread@ bcgov.net.

The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club, a PlantPure Nation pod group that meets monthly, will be hosting Felicia Hackett, RD, as its guest speaker. Hackett will speak about meeting protein requirements on a plant-based vegan diet and the best dietary sources. Learn more about the Palmetto Plant Eaters club here: www.PalmettoPlantEaters.com.


Chocolate Day!: 2 p.m. Thursday, July 7, Hilton Head Library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head. Celebrate our favorite day with a screening of the original version of a movie that features a chocolate factory and a special golden ticket. Enjoy a few sweets too! Free. Contact Greg Crispell at 843-255-6529, gcrispell@bcgov.net or visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org for more information.

JULY 7-AUG. 31

“The Pollitzer Family, 1845 - 1979”: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 7 through Aug. 31, Beaufort District Collection’s second-floor gallery, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. The Pollitzers arrived in the United States as Jewish immigrants fleeing the Austrian Revolution of 1848, establishing themselves in Beaufort and Charleston during the Civil War and Reconstruction period. For more information, visit beaufortcountylibrary.org or contact Grace Cordial at 843255-6446 or gracec@bcgov.net.


Growing Culinary Herbs and Their Nourishment: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, July 9, Johnson’s Urban Farm, 287 Wild Horse Road, Hilton Head Island. Fresh herbs not only add colorful flavor to your favorite dishes, they also offer superior nutrition by being high in minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients.


Helping Parents Heal: 1-3 p.m. Sunday, July 10, Seaquins Ballroom, 1300 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. Monthly meetings of this nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting parents who have lost children, giving them support and resources to aid in the healing process. For more information, contact Irene Vouvalides at 201-233-6015 or Ivouvalides@aol.com.

JULY 11-AUG. 22

Academy Award Winners Film Festival at First Presbyterian Church: 7 p.m. Mondays, July 11-Aug. 22, First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. First Presbyterian Church Hilton Head Island is hosting an “Academy Award Winners Before 1990” film festival, kicking off with “Chariots of Fire” on July 11 and “Out of Africa” on July 18. The festival is free and open to the public. Visit www.fpchhi.org for more information or contact at Mary Hall at 843-681-3696 or mhall@fpchhi.org.


Tween and Teen Art: 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, Hilton Head Library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head. Create a masterpiece using an artist’s canvas, acrylic paints, and masking tape. You must register for this event by calling 843.255.6529. Ages 11 and up. Free, contact Julie Bascom at 843-255-6529, jbascom@bcgov.net or visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org. July 2016 157

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Win prizes to businesses by playing Saturday night trivia at Coligny Plaza.

Saturday night trivia

highlights Coligny Plaza summer


uestion: What sevenletter name would you find enshrined in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, the Figure Skating Hall of Fame and the American Inventors Hall of Fame? Give up? Well, let’s try an easier one. Can you name the three original colors of marshmallow Peeps? Still stumped? Here’s a nobrainer: What are you doing Saturday night? The correct answer is heading to Coligny Plaza for Saturday night trivia hosted by regular Monthly contributor Barry Kaufman. Every Saturday starting at 6:30 p.m., he’ll be testing your gray matter in a mental marathon of questions that run the gamut from sports to cartoons to astrophysics. At stake is a cornucopia of gift certific tes and prizes from a slew of Coligny retailers — food, drinks and entertainment, yours for the winning. If you’re smart enough. “We started doing these back in early June and the response has been outstanding,” Kaufman said. “People really get into it — we get the music going and I’ll throw out a question I know only the kids are going to get … the whole family winds up being part

of the team.” Saturday night trivia is just part of a summer-long entertainment calendar that sees every night offering something new and amazing at Coligny Plaza. Got the Monday blues? Magician Gary Maurer will make them disappear as part of a comedy magic act that has been entertaining locals and visitors for decades. From there it’s live music through the week, with Whitley Deputy on Tuesdays, 2SONS on Wednesdays and The Gary Byrd Band on Thursdays. The weekend starts early with the Brown Family Dance Party on Friday nights, leading into trivia on Saturday and then bringing it back with live music by Todd Cowart on Sundays. And in case you were curious, that seven-letter name enshrined in all three halls of fame? That would be one Mr. Zamboni. And, of course, marshmallow Peeps originally appeared in yellow, pink and white. As for what you’re doing Saturday? Well, you know the answer to that one. To find out more, “like” Coligny Plaza on Facebook or visit colignyplaza.com. M

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Retina Specialist to Speak at The Seabrook: 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, The Seabrook, 300 Woodhaven Dr. on Hilton Head Island. Dr. Peter Liggett, a retina specialist on Hilton Head, will conduct an educational seminar titled “What You Need to Know About Macular Degeneration,” The event is open to the public. For reservations, go to www.hhmr.org/seabrook. For more information, call 843-422-9987 or visit www.hhmr.org.

JULY 12, 19

Line Dancing: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, and 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, Hilton Head Library. Get in shape with this musical social. Lynn Bryant will be the caller for urban line dancing featuring R&B, jazz and hip-hop music. Bryant has always loved to dance and is a former drum majorette and alumna from St. Helena High School. For more information, visit beaufortcountylibrary.org or contact Priscilla Pomazal at 843-255-6524 or priscillap@bcgov.net.


Color with Candace Lovely: 3-5 p.m. The French Bakery, 28 Shelter Cove Lane #120, Hilton Head Island. Learn to color the Impressionist way with the country’s foremost Impressionist painter, Candace Whittemore Lovely. Enjoy an afternoon of tea, croissants and crayons while Lovely guides you through the process of coloring “Playing with Fire,” a painting from her beautiful “Children” collection. An event for all ages and skill levels, and a perfect way to feel like a kid this summer. $30. Seating is limited. To make a reservation, call 843-540-3963. Visit www.candacelovely.com for additional information.


Real Men Wear Purple Fashion Show: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 14, Rooftop Poseidon at Shelter Cove. Wear purple and support Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse at its Silent Auction & Fashion Show. Tickets available are $10 for guest in purple and $15 for guest not wearing purple. You may purchase tickets at the door or in advance at www.eventbrite.com. VIP packages are available for $200

and include hors d’oeuvres, champagne and specialty booth-style seating. Limited availability. All proceeds collected will benefit CODA. For further information, contact Jenn Muenow at jenmuenow@me.com or John Giles johnedwardgiles@live.com. “Women and Money: Avoiding the Bag Lady Syndrome”: 6-7:30 p.m. Don Ryan Center for Innovation, 400 Buckwalter Parkway, Bluffton. The Don Ryan Center for Innovation will be hosting a special free educational seminar focusing on financial strategies for women and addressing the growing fear many women have surrounding the “Bag Lady Syndrome.” The free seminar will address a wide range of issues surrounding women and money today — and is being led by top fina cial adviser Emily Johnson, founder and managing director of Polaris Capital Advisors. For more information and to register for the event, visit www. donryancenter.com.

JULY 14-16

May River Shrimp Festival: 5-9 p.m. Thursday, July 14, and 4-9 p.m. Friday, July 15, Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. This year’s festival will begin Thursday with the Arts Fair, where local artists will be showcasing and selling their artwork to the public. It’s also ladies night, featuring bands with female lead singers and two-for-one admission for women. Tickets are $5 at the door, while children 12 and younger get in for free. For more information, visit www.blufftonsunsetparty.com or call Bear Foot Sports at 843-757-8520.

JULY 14, 26

A Tale of Two Needles: 6 p.m. Thursday, July 14, and 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, Hilton Head Library. Join the new Hilton Head knitting group to share, learn, and make both friends and projects! Bring your current project or come look through our knitting books at either of our meeting times. The group meets twice a month, once in the evening and once in the morning, to accommodate everyone’s schedule. Free. For more information, visit beaufortcountylibrary.org or contact Cathy Field at 843-255-6520 or cfield@bcgov.net July 2016 159

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The Palmetto Quilt Guild Monthly Meeting: 1 p.m. Friday, July 15, Palmetto Electric Company (conference room in back), 111 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island. Guests are welcome. The program this month will include members of the guild who are interested in art quilting. The guild will have a trunk show of members’ original designs, employing unique techniques, unusual materials and embellishments. Members will share with the audience what inspires them, their design process and how they choose materials and construct their original designs. More information can be found at www.palmettoquiltguild.com. For more information, call 843-689-1922.


Wii Pentathlon for Kids: Noon- 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16, Hilton Head Library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head. Drop in and compete against your age group in the Wii’s Summer Olympics Pentathalon. Ages 6-11. Free. Contact Greg Crispell at 843-255-6529, gcrispell@bcgov.net or visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org for more information.

JULY 18-22

Surf Shack VBS: 9 a.m.-noon, Monday, July 18 through Friday July 22, St. Andrew By-the-Sea, 20 Pope Ave., Hilton Head. Come “Catch the wave of God’s amazing love.” Children will enjoy a week’s worth of crafts, games and music while learning how God “Creates, Helps, Loves, Calms and Sends.” Cost is $10 per child, and scholarships are available for qualified applicants. Contact Hilton Head Campus children’s coordinator Lauren Ricciardelli at laurenrhhiumc@ gmail.com. For registration and more information, go to www.hhiumc.com/ vbs.


“A Yankee Scholar in Coastal South Carolina” with Robert Hester: 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, Beaufort County Library. USC Press author Robert Hester talks about the life, journals and activities of William Allen, a missionary during the Port Royal Experiment who helped publish the first collection of Negro spirituals in 1867. “Slave Songs of the United States” introduced the world to the rich heritage of African-

American musical traditions. The Civil War Monitor says “ ’A Yankee Scholar’ … makes for fascinating reading and immediately becomes an important new primary source for studying the Civil War era.” Free, ages 12 and older. For more information, visit beaufortcountylibrary. org or contact Grace Cordial at 843-2556446 or gracec@bcgov.net. Full Moon Jazz by the Sea Session: 8-10 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, Sea Pines Beach Club, 87 N. Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. Enjoy music by the Mike Barbara Trio under the full moon at the Sea Pines Beach Club. Experience live jazz and incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as a variety of specialty drinks and cocktails. Reserved for guests 21 and older. Visit www.seapines.com for more information.

JULY 21-23

John Hardy Event and Trunk Show: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, and trunk show 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23, Forsyth Jewelers, 71 Lighthouse Road #311, Hilton Head. Join Forsyth Jewelers as it celebrates the newest designs by John Hardy. Visit www.forsythejewelers.biz for additional information or call 843-671-7070.


Summer Reading Celebration: 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23, Hilton Head Library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head. Celebrate your reading successes at a fun show presented by international performer Rick Hubbard. Free. Contact Julie Bascom at 843-255-6529, jbascom@ bcgov.net or visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org for more information. A Night in History: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23, Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 S. Jacob Smart Blvd., Ridgeland. You are invited to travel back in time at the Morris Center! Come play war games, scavenge for treasure with pirates, and enjoy some light refreshments while you chat with Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers. For reservations, call 843-284-9227. Visit www.morrisheritagecenter.org for more information.


Teen’s Summer Reading Celebration Wii Pentathlon: 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, Hilton Head Library, 11 Beach City

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Players Am returns to Berkeley Hall


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he 17th annual Players Amateur, one of the premier amateur events in the U.S., will take place July 6-11 at Berkeley Hall Club’s South Course. All participants will be competing for an exemption into the 2017 RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, South Carolina’s only PGA Tour event. This year’s outstanding field is led by University of Florida golfer Sam Horsfield The SEC’s Freshman of the Year competed in the U.S. Open and received the Phil Michelson Award, given to the nation’s top freshman golfer. He is currently ranked sixth on the Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking. Lipscomb University golfer Dawson Armstrong is also one to watch. The rising junior won the 2015 Western Amateur and the 2015 Dogwood Invitational. The Brentwood, Tennessee, native’s current Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking is 16. University of Southern California rising junior Sean Crocker has also committed to compete in the Players Am. He was a key

member of the USC team that made it to the semifinals of the 2016 NCAA team championships. The California native is ranked No. 11 on the Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking. Cheng Jin is one of the world’s top amateurs and is an incoming freshman on the University of Southern California’s golf team. The Beijing native made headlines in 2015 when he won the Ping An Bank China Tour — a PGA Tour China Series tournament — as an amateur. The 18-year-old competed in the 2016 Masters on an exemption granted after winning the AsiaPacific Amateur in Hong Kong in October. Members of the popular Austrian golf team competing include Harrison Endycott (ranked 26th), Travis Smyth (ranked 30th) and Cameron John (ranked 44th). Bryson Nimmer, a Bluffton native and Clemson sophomore, will also be competing. The competition rounds begin July 8. The tournament is open to the public and admission is free. For more information, visit www. playersam.com. M

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Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute presents ‘Pippin’


en Wolfe’s Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute has arrived on Hilton Head for its ninth season of entertaining audiences with unforgettable productions. The unique program pairs a Broadway-credentialed staff with top actors from many states and sometimes other countries. The cast and crew work with the staff to design, build and run the massive productions. The 2016 season of exciting musicals kicked off last month with “Catch Me If You Can: The Musical.” The remaining two shows in the series, “Almost Heaven: John Denver’s America” and “Pippin,” open in July. “Pippin,” a thrilling Tony Award-winning musical, features magic, merriment and murder as told by a traveling troupe of actors led by a cunning and charming leading player. It’s the story of a young prince, heir to the throne, who is searching for his own “corner of the sky.” With infectious tunes by Stephen Schwartz, who composed music for the Broadway smash “Wicked,” and Bob Fosseinspired choreography, “Pippin” is a humorous allegory about growing up and the everyman’s quest to be extraordinary.

Gavin Harriman, a 2016 Hilton Head Island High School graduate, plays the title character in the Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute’s production of “Pippin.” Harriman will begin acting and musical theater training with The University of Mississippi in the fall. “It gives me great pride to be chosen to play Pippin in this production. It is gratifying to know that my hard work has paid off,” Harriman said. “Pippin is a fantastic character. He’s a young, confused and naive kid that only wants to discover his purpose in life. He has to find what he’s meant to do. In many ways, that’s what makes this musical so timeless. I think Pippin represents myself and many other young individuals that desire a greater purpose in life.” The talented 18-year-old has been in productions with a variety of local theaters, but this production is his first with Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute. “Pippin” runs July 29 through Aug. 7 at Hilton Head High School’s Seahawk Cultural Center. Tickets are available at 866-749-2228 or by visiting www.HHISummerMusicals.com. Tickets are $15-$25. M

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H ON THE LOWCOUNTRY ... JULY 29-30: LEG Road, Hilton Head. Be an Olympic athlete, Wii-style, as we wrap up summer reading. Ages 12-17. Free. Contact Greg Crispell at 843-255-6529, gcrispell@bcgov.net or visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org for more information.

JULY 26-AUG. 20

“High on the Lowcountry,” Art by Robert Sefton: Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, Art League of Hilton Head Gallery, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. Robert Sefton brings South Carolina’s wonderful coastal environment to life with “High on the Lowcountry,” representing his unique perspective of all the Lowcountry’s coast has to offer. Visit www.artleaguehhi.org for more details or call 843-681-5060.

JULY 29-30

“Legally Blonde Jr.”: 7 p.m. Friday, July 29, and 2 and 7 p.m. July 30, Hilton Head Island Elementary School for the Creative Arts, 10 Bus Drive, Hilton Head Island. Follow Elle Woods as she sets out to prove that there is more to her than perfect blonde hair and a 4.0 in fashion merchandising. The School for the Creative Arts Youth Theatre (SCAYT) summer intensive is a three-week program that culminates with a full musical. The show features youth from all over Beaufort County from grades 1-8. All tickets available at the door.


Coligny Plaza: 6:30-8:30 p.m. nightly, Center Stage at Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. Come to Coligny every night for free summer entertainment, including live music, trivia and more! For more information, visit colignyplaza.com or call 843-842-6050. Savannah Culinary Tour: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, Savannah Historic District, Savannah. Experience an exploration of Savannah’s deep association with fine food and drink in a twoand-a-half-hour tour that offers tastes of the very best of the Hostess City’s delectable cuisine. Join your certified tour guide on an afternoon journey that is delicious, informative and fun. Tickets are $49 for adults, $45 for military, and $39 for children 12 and younger. Reservations are required. Go to www.

SavannahCulinaryTour.com or call 912604-3007 for more information. Farmers Market of Bluffton: 2-7 p.m. Thursdays, Calhoun Cottages, Calhoun Street, Bluffton. Fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants and herbs abound at the Farmers Market of Bluffton, a weekly community event where locals and tourists gather not only to buy excellent produce but also to enjoy delicious food, listen to entertainment and relax with friends. Located in historic downtown Bluffton along Calhoun and Lawrence streets and through Carson Cottages, this family-friendly market showcases local growers, local food vendors, local entertainment, local community causes and information about the Bluffton area. For more information, visit www. farmersmarketbluffton.org or call 843415-4227. HarbourFest: Tuesday nights through mid-August, Shelter Cove Harbour, Hilton Head Island. HarbourFest is a summer-long celebration with live music featuring Shannon Tanner, entertainment from Cappy the Clown, arts and crafts and activities for kids. Fireworks will be at 9:30 p.m., with the exception of the week of July 4, when they will be held on Monday. This family-friendly event has been enjoyed by thousands of visitors for the last 25 years! For more information, call 843785-1106. Parrot Palooza: 7 p.m. Thursdays, Sheltor Cove Harbour, Hilton Head Island. Weekly concert featuring Shannon Tanner & the Oyster Reefers performing a Jimmy Buffet tribute show. For more information, visit www. palmettodunes.com or call 843-7851106. Sunset Celebration: 7-10 p.m. every Friday night through Sept. 2, Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Enjoy a picnic and a sunset serenade on the banks of Broad Creek. Bring a beach chair, blanket, and pick up a picnic from one of our local merchants. Sunset Celebration, features live local music and laid-back family entertainment. Free activities for the kids include a bounce house, juggler and face-painting. For the music schedule and more information, visit www.sheltercovetownecentre.com. July 2016 163

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Summer Jams: 5-9 p.m. Tuesday nights through Aug. 9, Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. The Island Recreation Association is proud to present a fun-filled, festive atmosphere including live music and fireworks. Kids of all ages can enjoy inflatable bounce houses and face-painting for a minimal fee. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the fireworks. For the music schedule and more information, visit www.sheltercovetownecentre.com. Shelter Cove Community Market: Tuesdays through Aug. 9, Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Paired with the longrunning Summer Jams, the Shelter Cove Summer Community Market features vendors selling local farm-fresh produce, artwork, sweets, baked goods and other specialty foods, as well as prepared food vendors for those looking to grab a snack or dinner. A zip line, rock wall, bungee jump and many bounce houses are added features to this summer’s market. For more information, call 843681-7273, email joe.cain@islandreccenter.org or visit www.islandreccenter.org. Palmetto Bluff’s Summer Concert Series: Gates open at 5 p.m., shows start at 6:30 p.m., alternate Tuesdays through August, Village Green, Palmetto Bluff. Enjoy music by favorite local musicians and bring your finest picnic regalia for a chance to win a fully catered private party at the next Summer Concert! We’ll pick the best picnic party at each concert by 6 p.m. and announce the winner right before the show starts. Entrance fee is just $25 per car. For concert lineup and additional information, visit www. palmettobluff.com. Summer Concert Series with Fire Juggling at Up the Creek Pub and Grill: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights, Up the Creek Pub and Grill, 18 Simmons Road, Hilton Head Island. Enjoy live music and casual dining on Up the Creek’s deck overlooking the water, marsh and daily parade of boats. Weeknights it’s fire juggling and gators! For concert listings and additional information, visit www.upthecreekpubandgrill.com, or call 843-681-3625.

Nationally Ranked Theater Program Moves to Hilton Head for the Summer: Ranked in the nation’s top five summer theater programs, the Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute will move to Hilton Head High School, offering two sessions: the musicals “Catch Me If You Can” and “Pippen.” A mix of local, regional and nationally recognized artists will staff the program. A total of 51 staff members brought summer 2015 to life, including theater artists and locally hired carpenters, musicians and front-of-house staff. There is a local tuition rate for local students who are interested in applying. The application process for 2016 is at www. SummerTheatreInstitute.com. Tickets to the shows are on sale now. Dolphin and Nature Cruise: 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Take a boat trip on Broad Creek into Calibogue Sound. This museum-led tour will share information about the salt marsh, the sound, the dolphins and the other creatures who live there. Location given out when making reservation. Tour is $19 for adults, $13 for children ages 1-12, and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223. For more information, visit www.coastaldiscovery.org. Dolphin Research Excursion: every Wednesday and second Saturday of the month, Calhoun Street Dock, end of Calhoun Street and adjacent to The Church of the Cross, Bluffton. This is a unique opportunity to participate in a two-hour scientific research cruise through the Coastal Discovery Museum, studying acoustic communication between resident dolphins in the May River and their prey. Cost is $55 per person, ages 10 and older, and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223. Children’s Sailing Lessons: Sessions offered June through August, Squire Pope Community Sailing and Rowing Center, 135 Squire Pope Road. Hilton Head Island Community Sailing and the Island Recreation Association will offer lessons to both beginners and intermediate children this summer. Boats are provided by the Hilton Head Island Community Sailing organization. islandreccenter.org

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Zion Cemetery and Baynard Mausoleum.

Heritage Library offering historical tours of cemetery


ven though they keep collecting it in books, history was never meant to be read. History is too vibrant, too dramatic to be contained in words on a page. Its stories transcend dates and dry facts. Its impact is too closely felt to be relegated to the past. In short, history isn’t meant to be memorized. It’s meant to be experienced. If we really want to know our history, we have to plant our feet in the same soil where monumental events happened, and immerse ourselves in the world as it was when they did. And as it turns out, Hilton Head Island is home to some of the best places on earth to travel back in time. The Heritage Library is offering a chance to take a walk through history on a pair of tours through two spectacular sights on Hilton Head Island: Zion Chapel of Ease Cemetery and Fort Mitchel. You may already be familiar with Zion Chapel of Ease — it’s hard to miss, standing at the corner of William Hilton Parkway and Mathews Drive as it has since before either of those roads bore those names.

But thanks to the Heritage Library, you’ll be able to walk among the headstones as you listen to stirring stories about the figu es whose names they bear and witness their history. “It’s interesting how much we can learn about our past from just the small spot of land and a few scattered memorials,” said Heritage Library executive director Linda Piekut. “But there really is a fascinating amount of history buried there.” On the tour, you’ll see history firsthand — as well as efforts currently underway to restore and preserve the cemetery’s mausoleum. And while history’s markers are all around you at Zion Chapel of Ease, at Fort Mitchel they require a little bit of exploration. That’s because here, on the banks of Skull Creek, the tantalizing secrets of history are hidden by centuries of dirt and plant growth. Fort Mitchel tours are held at 10 a.m. Thursdays, and Zion Chapel of Ease Cemetery tours are held at 10 a.m. Fridays. For more information, call 843-686-6560 or visit www.heritagelib.org. M

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beautiful coastal waterways and the fascinating creatures that live in the area. Dolphins, birds, crabs? Who will make an appearance as you explore the May River on the Spartina marine education charter boat and sample its waters? Cost is $35 per child (ages 7-12) and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223.

“Kids-Only Adventures” at Coastal Discovery Museum: Through Aug. 12. Join the Coastal Discovery Museum this summer for fun adventures as we explore coastal South Carolina. Kidsonly adventures are designed to provide participants with an in-depth and close-up look at our beautiful coastal waterways and the fascinating creatures that live here. Plenty of photos will be taken and uploaded to a shared site so your little adventurer can relive this exciting and unique experience with everyone at home. Programs are Marine Exploration for $35, Trawling Expedition for $35, and Dolphin Cruise for Kids for $20. Locations and times will be given out when making reservations. Ages 7-12 for all programs. For dates, reservations and additional information, call 843-689-6767, ext. 223.

Fishing Camp for Kids: Held on most Mondays in July and August, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Times vary according to the tides. Kids learn the basics of fishing, crabbing and shrimping at this interactive day camp. The program will help kids discover the sport of fishing and give them all the tools necessary to continue fishing for years to come. Cost is $35 per child (ages 7-14) and reservations are required online at www.coastaldiscovery.org or by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223.

Seahawk Summer Camps: June through August. From basketball to watersports, there’s something for everyone at the Island Recreation Center’s Summer Camps. Register at www.islandreccenter.org or call 843681-7273.

Kids Only Adventures! Dolphin Cruises for Kids: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Fridays, July 1, July 22, and Aug. 12, Broad Creek Marina, 18 Simmons Road, Hilton Head Island. Join the Coastal Discovery Museum this summer for fun adventures as we explore coastal South Carolina. Kids-only adventures are designed to provide participants with an in-depth and close-up look at our beautiful coastal waterways and the fascinating creatures that live here. Look, listen and learn as you cruise Broad Creek in search of bottlenose dolphins. $20 per child (ages 7-12) and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223. Kids Only Adventures! Marine Exploration: 8:30-11 a.m. Friday, July 8 and July 29, Calhoun Street Dock, Bluffton. Join the Coastal Discovery Museum this summer for fun adventures as they explore coastal South Carolina. Kids-only adventures are designed to provide participants with an in-depth and close-up look at our

Kayaking on Jarvis Creek: 10 a.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, Jarvis Creek Water Sports, Hilton Head Island. Join a certified guide for a closer look at the salt marsh aboard a stable, touring kayak. Venture into creeks and inlets to view local wildlife, such as wading birds and dolphins. No children younger than 5, $32 for adults, $28 for children ages 5-12 with adult. Presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum, and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223. Marine Science Expedition: 10 a.m.-noon, Tuesdays through Aug. 30, Skull Creek and either Jarvis Creek or Mackeys Creek. The Coastal Discovery Museum presents a two-hour expedition aboard research vessel Spartina with marine biologist Amber Kuehn. Participants will observe nature up close with a display of live organisms. A scientific explanation will accompany a trip through this scenic waterway and salt marsh. From microscopic animals to dolphins, the possibilities are endless. Ask your technical questions and get educated answers. Cost is $40 for adults and $30 for children (12 and younger). Space is limited and reservations are required atl 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or www.coastaldiscovery.org . July 2016 167

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Events worth the drive CHARLESTON America Concert: 8 p.m. Friday, July 8, Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., Charleston. Classic rock band America will take you back in time with their 1970s iconic hits, including “Horse with No Name,” “Sister Golden Hair” and “Ventura Highway,” as well as ’80s classics like “You Can Do Magic.” Winners of the 1972 Best New Artist Grammy, the group has continued to record music and tour for an impressive four decades. From that first show in Hollywood at the Whisky A Go Go to receiving their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012, America attributes their continuing ability to perform 100 shows a year to the fantastic behind-the-scenes support of their families and crew. Embracing a rainbow of divergent cultures, the band’s audiences continue to grow, comprising a loyal legion of first- second- and thirdgeneration fans, all bearing testament to the group’s enduring appeal. Enjoy a night of powerful nostalgia with America at Charleston Music Hall. Tickets run from $59.50 to $75 and can be purchased at www. charlestonmusichall.com or by calling 843-853-2252.

BEAUFORT 61st annual Beaufort Water Festival “Rendezvous by the River”: July 15-24, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, 1014 Bay St., Beaufort. Since 1956, the Beaufort Water Festival has been providing summer fun for residents and visitors alike. The festival runs for 10 days and features more than two dozen events including concerts, tournaments, dances, arts and crafts, parades and, of course, the best of Lowcountry cuisine. The opening ceremony on Friday evening will include a performance by the Parris Island Marine Corps Band and fi eworks at dusk. Other can’t-miss highlights will be a Canaan Smith and LOCASH performance, a raft race, and the ever entertaining bed race. Be wowed at the Talent Show, and have your dancing shoes ready for opportunities to strut your stuff at the River Dance or Commodore’s Ball. The festival wraps up with the Blessing of the Boats on Sunday, July 24. For a full schedule and event pricing, go to www.bftwaterfestival.com.

SAVANNAH Big River Film Festival: July 7-9, Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah. Events include filmma er lectures, coffee talks, master classes and over 100 film screenings created by rising independent filmma ers across the globe. The Big River Film Festival will also be the U.S. premiere of the action thriller “Hell or High Water” starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster, which premiered to universal acclaim at Cannes Film Festival in May. Showing at the Carmike 10 Theaters at 511 Stephenson Ave. on Friday, July 8, “Hell or High Water,” directed by David Mackenzie, will open in theaters everywhere in August. Kendra Scott will be hosting a reception Friday, July 8, at 311 W. Broughton St. in Savannah from 5-7 p.m. Master classes, workshops and exhibitors will be presenting throughout the festival from local, national and international businesses and associations. Saturday night will culminate with a rock concert by Atlanta’s Kick the Robot in the Johnny Mercer Theater, followed by the festival’s closing awards ceremony and after-party. Tickets are available at the Civic Center box office or online at bigriverfilmfestival.com M 168 hiltonheadmonthly.com

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May River Excursion: Thursdays, Calhoun Street Dock, Bluffton. Presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum; join Marine Biologist, Captain Amber Kuehn aboard research vessel SPARTINA for a two hour exploration of Bluffton’s May River. Observe nature up close with a display of live organisms, from microscopic animals to dolphins. A scientific explanation will accompany a trip through this scenic river and salt marsh. Ask your technical questions and get educated answers. Cost is $40 for adults, $30 for children (ages 12 and younger), and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223. Explore Pinckney Island: 9-11 a.m. Pinckney Island, between the bridges off island Hilton Head Island. A brief historical and natural history overview is given by a Coastal Discovery Museum docent, followed by a walking tour of this National Wildlife Refuge, including salt marsh and maritime forest. Wildlife may include variety of birds, alligators and marsh inhabitants. $12 for adults, $7 for children (ages 4-12). Reservations are required and may be made by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223. Salt Marsh Discovery: 10 a.m. Fridays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. As one of the most productive environments on the planet, the salt marsh functions as a filter and nursery for the coast. Learn from a museum docent how marsh plants adapt to the salt water, and why we should protect this interesting ecosystem. $10 for adults, $5 for children (ages 4-12). Reservations required by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223. Honey Horn History Walk: 10-11:30 a.m. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Travel back in time with the stories of Honey Horn’s past 200 years. You’ll learn about the planters, the Northern hunters who visited in the winter, the islanders who worked on site and the Hack family who lived at Honey Horn from 1950 until the late 1990s. This walk, led by a museum docent, will take you past the places they lived and worked. $10 for adults, $5 for children (ages 4-12). Reservations are required and may be made by calling 843-6896767, ext. 223. Beach Discovery: 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Burke’s Beach, Burkes Beach Road, Hilton Head Island. Learn to be a beachcomber! Ever wonder who lives in those holes in the sand? What living fossil can you find at the beach? Why do sea turtles “dig the dark”? Come explore with the Coastal Discovery Museum our ever changing marine environment at Burkes Beach, near the Folly, a tidal inlet. Spot shorebirds, search for sea shells and learn about how our beaches are formed and changed with each cycle of the tide. $12 for adults, $7 for children and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223. July 2016 169

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Butterfly Enclosure at Coastal Discovery Museum: 3 p.m. Wednesdays, starting May 4, and 3 p.m. Mondays starting in June, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive. Tours of the Karen Wertheimer Butterfly Habitat will give participants an up close and personal look at the native butterflies. Reservations are required. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children (ages 4-12). Sea Turtle Talk: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, meeting location given out at time of reservation. Join the Coastal Discovery Museum for an evening sea turtle lecture and beach walk. Learn all about sea turtles, loggerhead nesting on Hilton Head Island, the Sea Turtle Protection Project, and how you can help. Enjoy a fascinating indoor presentation led by a Hilton Head Island Sea Turtle Project staff member. (You will not see live sea turtles during this presentation). Cost is $20 for adults, $15 for children (no children younger than 4) and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223. Civil War Era: 3 p.m. Thursdays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Join a Coastal Discovery Museum docent and learn how Hilton Head Island was home to thousands of Union soldiers during the Civil War. Find out why they were here and how they spent their time. Historic photographs, maps and artifacts tell the story of Hilton Head from 1861-1865. Tickets are $7 per person (please, no children younger than 7) and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223. Live Animal Encounters at Coastal Discovery Museum: 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Get an up close look at wildlife in the Lowcountry. Birds, reptiles, mammals — there are so many fascinating critters to learn about in the Lowcountry. Animal experts will be on hand each week with a different program. These programs are $12 per adult and $7 per child (ages 5-12) and reservations are required. 843-689-6767, ext. 223.

Lowcountry Critters: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July and August, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head. Alligators, snakes and turtles! Interact with a variety of Lowcountry critters during this casual animal “meet-and-greet.” Joe Maffo, owner and founder of Critter Management, will bring along some of his “friends” to share with everyone. This is a great opportunity to see these animals up close, get your picture taken with a few, and learn more about the fascinating critters that share Hilton Head Island with us. $10 per adult and $5 per child (ages 5-12). No reservations required. Visit www.coastaldiscovery.org for more information. Birding at Pinckney Island: 7:309:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 and 31, Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge, Pinckney Island, Hilton Head Island. Explore salt marsh mud flats and fresh water lagoons at Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge while you discover amazing birds with an expert guide from the Coastal Discovery Museum. For those 12 years and older. Cost is $12 per person and reservations are required. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. Sweetgrass Basket Classes: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, July 9 and 23, Aug. 13 and 27, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Learn about the history of the sweetgrass basket, one of the Lowcountry’s best-known art forms, from a local seventh-generation Gullah basketmaker. Then try your hand at starting a basket of your own using locally found natural materials. Cost is $65 per person and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223. Butterfly Enclosure at Coastal Discovery Museum: 3 p.m. Wednesdays and 3 p.m. Mondays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive. Tours of the Karen Wertheimer Butterfly Habitat will give participants an up-close and personal look at the native butterflies. Learn hands-on about the different stages of a butterfly’s life cycle — see a living caterpillar and chrysalis! Reservations are required and may be made by calling 843-689-6767, ext. 223. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

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ENCLOSURE ... SEA TURTLE TALK ... CHARL Lowcountry Ghost Stories: 8-9:15 p.m. Thursdays, Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Enjoy an evening of Lowcountry activities, ghost stories, and toasting marshmallows around a campfire. Reservations are required; contact 843-842-1979. $16 for adults, $11 for children ages 12 and younger. Movie Nights in the Park: 9 p.m. Thursdays, Shelter Cove Community Park, Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Enjoy your favorite blockbuster hits under the stars on a 20-foot movie screen. No admission fee! Beach chairs, blankets and take-out food from Shelter Cove Towne Centre merchants recommended! For movie schedule and more information, visit www.sheltercovetownecentre.com. Adult “Launchpads” Now Available at the Bluffton Library: New adult Launchpads are now available at the Bluffton Library. The Launchpads come pre-loaded with interactive content that allows borrowers to explore, learn and play, and are easy to use regardless of age or technical ability. Some apps are designed to challenge users’ memory, problem-solving skills, and attention span. The tablets also feature apps for stress relief and knowledge-building, and just-for-fun games. The tablets are available for checkout at the Bluffton Library. A library card is required to check out the device. For more information about Playaway Launchpads, visit http://www.playaway.com/launchpad/. The Arts Center Visual and Performing Arts Camps: Kids can let their imaginations run free this summer at the Arts Center! Create a work of art that will last a lifetime. Workshops include fish printing, batik method, Seaside Wooden Wall Plaque, and an Eric Carle inspired watercolor class. Camps include theater, visual arts and clay. Pre-registration is required for all camps. Register children ages 5-14 at www.artshhi.com/workshops now! Summer Hours at First Presbyterian Church: 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., 540 William Hilton Parkway. First Presbyterian Church Hilton Head Island’s summer worship schedule runs through Labor Day. Worship times are 9 a.m. for contemporary worship and 10:30 a.m. for traditional worship.

Sunday school will be at 9 and 10:30 a.m. For information, contact the church at 843-681-3696. Rock Steady Boxing: 11 a.m.-noon Monday-Thursday, Riptide MMA, 36 Persimmons St., Suite 303 in Bluffton. Rock Steady Boxing, a unique exercise program, based on training used by boxing professionals but adapted for people living with Parkinson’s disease, is now available in the Hilton Head/ Bluffton area. Rock Steady offers a sense of community and fun to everyone involved in the program. An initial assessment is required to be scheduled in advance. For more details about the program, contact John Juarez at 843422-6641. Kids Bowl Free: Through Sept. 5, Station 300, 25 Innovation Drive, Bluffton. Kids Bowl Free is a fantastic way for families to have a great time together without breaking the bank. Families that register will receive coupons valid for two free bowling games each day sent to their email address every Sunday morning from the starting date at their center until the conclusion of the program in their community. For more information, contact Lisa Kennedy at 843-815-2695 or LKennedy@station300.com. Monday Night Tennis Exhibitions: 5:30 p.m., Mondays through Aug. 29, Sea Pines Resort Racquet Club. Exciting tennis demonstrations with valuable tips, refreshments, prize drawings and Sea Pine’s traditional fishbowl sale. This event is sponsored by Sea Pines Real Estate, Prince, Adidas and Wilson. For additional information, contact the Sea Pines Resort Racquet Club at 843-3634495. Hilton Head Beach Volleyball Academy: Daily clinics, 8-9 a.m. Monday and Thursday, through Aug. 12, Tiki Hut on Coligny Beach. Advanced clinics at Providence Presbyterian Church on Cordillo Parkway from 6-8 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Weekly round robin tournament at Tiki Hut from 8-10 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 13. For more information, visit www.hiltonheadbeachvolleyball.com. Beach Yoga: 9-10 a.m. Monday-Friday through Sept. 5, Coligny Beach in front July 2016 171

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of the Tiki Hut and volleyball courts. Bring a friend, towel, hat, sunglasses and water. We believe in the “gift economy” where you pay as you wish or give whatever you feel is fair. Most importantly, do not let money get in the way of this bucket list experience. This is a great family experience. For more information, call Karen at 843816-3777 or “like” Hilton Head Beach Yoga on Facebook.

mlarochelm@roadunner.com or 603447-5353.

Free Beach Yoga and Meditation: 9-10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays and through Sept. 4, Coligny Beach in front of The Beach House. Yoga will be from 9-10 a.m. and meditation will start at 7 p.m. Free. Contact Marty at 770-8808505 or “like” Hilton Head Yoga Club on Facebook.

Roasting Room Lounge and Listening Room: 1297 May River Road, Bluffton. The Lowcountry’s brandnew intimate music venue and bourbon bar. Weekly concerts. Visit www. roastingroomlounge.com for featured shows and tickets.

Beach Yoga with Jiva Yoga Center: 8-9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Coligny Beach. Classes are $15, visit www.jivayogacenter.com to schedule. Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga (SUP): High tide, most Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Private and semi-private lessons are also available for SUP, or you can enjoy a “walk on the water” with no yoga involved. Call Ken at 843-2470004 to schedule, or visit www.jivayogacenter.com for more information. The Jazz Corner: Nightly concerts at 8 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. The Village at Wexford C-1, Hilton Head. The Jazz Corner’s intimate, elegant atmosphere is the perfect setting to enjoy an evening of world-class entertainment enhanced by our innovative southern flavors menu and personal, attentive service. For concert schedules and more information, visit www.thejazzcorner. com, or call 843-842-8620. Volunteer Biking Ambassadors Needed: The Hilton Head Island Bicycle Advisory Committee is seeking individuals to help foster a welcoming environment and enhance safety on Hilton Head Island bike paths. Volunteer bike ambassadors provide directions, maps, safety tips and flyers to visiting cyclists. Bike Ambassador Volunteers will work primarily during the busy summer season through Aug. 8. For more information or to volunteer, contact Maurice LaRoche at

Soles4Souls: Bring your old shoes to the Island Rec Center! Soles4Souls is a not-for-profit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the distribution of shoes and clothing. For more information, contact the Island Rec Center at 843-681-7273 or visit www.islandreccenter.org.

“Dive-in Movies”: The Island Recreation Association is pleased to bring a new summertime event to Hilton Head. Introducing “Dive-in Movies!,” a fun event where you can float in the pool and watch a movie. Arrive to the Island Rec Center pool before dusk to participate in games and activities based around the movie of the night. Pizza, popcorn and drinks for sale. Floats welcome. Tickets will be sold at the door, but no advanced tickets. Movies start at dusk. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. For more information, call the Island Rec Center at 843-681-7273 or visit www.islandreccenter.org/events. Gregg Russell Concerts: 8-9:30 p.m. every night except Saturdays, Sea Pines Resort. Celebrating 40 years in Harbour Town in 2016, Gregg has become a Sea Pines classic. You can find him underneath the Liberty Oak entertaining adults and children alike. His concerts are not to be missed. Free. Visit Seapines.com for additional information. SondorBlue Concerts: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sea Pines Resort. SondorBlue is a young, talented band of four island-raised musicians turned college students. Their fun, energetic music blends styles and songs from the ’60s to modern day, and is known to leave fans tapping their feet and dancing along. Free. Visit Seapines.com for additional information. Golf Croquet: 10 a.m. Wednesdays,

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H YOGA & MEDITATION ... THE JAZZ CORNER other times available by appointment. Sea Pines Resort. An introduction to the fastest-growing version of croquet due to its simplicity and competitiveness. Reservations are required; contact 843842-1979. $10 per person. Forest Preserve Wagon Journey: 3:305 p.m. Thursdays, other times available by appointment, Sea Pines Resort. Sit back, relax and experience the animals and plant life of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Reservations required; contact 843-842-1979. Minimum of six guests. $15 per adult, $12 per child (ages 12 and younger). Freshwater Fishing: 9-10:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Sea Pines Resort. Enjoy a relaxing morning fishing by the beautiful lakes of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. All supplies provided. Reservations required; contact 843-842-1979. $19 per adult, $14 per child (ages 12 and younger). Introduction to Fly Fishing: Daily; call for reservation. Learn the art of fly casting and the basics of fly fishing in the scenic Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Join Capt. Fuzzy Davis for a custom two-hour clinic that will have you casting like a pro. All tackle and flies are included and no license is required. Targeted species include bass and bluegill. Reservations are required; contact 843-842-1979. $200 for up to two anglers, $75 for each additional angler with a maximum of five anglers. Charter Fishing: Daily; call for reservations, Sea Pines Resort. Harbour Town Yacht Basin offers the most experienced fishing captains on Hilton Head Island operating private fishing charters all year long. All items are provided, and catch will be cleaned at the docks. Reservations are required; contact Harbour Town Yacht Basin at 843-3638335. Fishing Camp for Kids: Held on most Mondays in July and August, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Times vary according to the tides. Kids learn the basics of fishing, crabbing and shrimping at this interactive day camp. Cost is $35 per child (ages 7-14) and reservations are required online at www. coastaldiscovery.org or by calling 843-

689-6767 ext. 223. Crabby Encounters Shore Explore: 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Sea Pines Resort. Spend your morning searching for the crabs of Hilton Head Island and learning about crabs and other beach creatures, including the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. Supplies provided; catch & release. Reservations required; contact 843-8421979. Cost is $19 per adult, $14 per child (ages 12 and younger).


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“The Miracle Worker”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings and 3 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 13-28, May River Theater, Bluffton Town Hall, 20 Bridge St., Bluffton. Experience “The Miracle Worker,” William Gibson’s 1959 play based on Helen Keller’s autobiography “The Story of My Life.” The show is produced by the May River Theatre Company and presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Ticket sales will open July 31 at www. mayrivertheatre.com and at the box office, 843-815-5581. All tickets are $25.

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Death by Chocolate: 6-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort. Join the Girl Scouts of South Carolina for the eighth annual Death by Chocolate tasting, silent auction and benefit. The evening will feature local chefs offering chocolate creations, along with plenty of bubbly! To apply to be a chef or sponsor or to donate items to the silent auction, call Diane Smart at 843377-0878. Tickets are available for $50 at Deathychocolate@brownpapertickets. com.

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2016 AquaCurean Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Celebration: Aug. 26 -28, The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, Savannah. Experience Mediterranean inspired cuisine and some of the best seafood and handcrafted spirits over a three-day celebration. The Chef’s Showcase will take a culinary trip throughout the Mediterranean, an uncompromised five-course journey highlighting the talents of some of the best chefs from around the country. July 2016 173

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One Island. One Community.




what seems to be a season of national discord on so many fronts, a really good thing happened locally last Fourth of July on Hilton Head Island — something that hopefully is shades of things to come here at least despite the rancor of the political scene in other parts of our country. Some islanders have called that extremely warm and sunny day last July “historic.” Two bedrock island churches, one primarily an African-American congregation and the other primarily white, got together, planned and held an Independence Day picnic celebration at Honey Horn. The organizers called the occasion “One Island. One Community. One Hilton Head.” More than 100 volunteers from both churches organized and executed the event together. The public was invited and approximately 2,000 locals plus a few vacationers gathered. The event was a rousing success, and the organizers, along with Hilton Head Island Mayor David Bennett, are looking to a successful repeat at this year’s event, to be held 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, July 4. “We hope ‘One-Island. OneCommunity. One Hilton Head.’ can prove to be a positive step toward moving our hometown in a direction of greater unity among all our residents for the ultimate good of Hilton Head Island,” said Bennett. The idea of a picnic, with children’s activities and live music — free to all participants — originally stemmed from an impromptu tour of Hilton Head’s back roads by native island community lead-

er Alex Brown Jr., a member of the Town Planning Commission, for the then newly-elected mayor. Brown and Bennett had already been casual friends, but the more the two civic leaders talked, the more they realized a serious need existed for different ethnic groups on the island to become better acquainted in congenial, informal settings. And what better way than to have two distinctly different churches “break the ice” by planning and executing the event? “Members of both churches profess a strong love of our Lord and the importance of fellowship,” said Glen McCaskey, a leader at Grace Community Church. “So if anybody could put an event like this together, we knew that we could.” Brown, a member of Central Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, wholeheartedly agreed.

UNCANNY TIMING Although it took more than three months of planning, the timing of the picnic was uncanny in that it came less than a month after the tragic assassination of South Carolina state legislator the Rev. Clementa Pinckney and eight others at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston. Just two week before the picnic, the Confederate battle flag was lowered and removed from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds “It was a picnic designed by God,” said Pastor Louis Johnson of Central Oak Grove. “The fellowship that day helped people realize that regardless of where we live or who we are, we all have similarities. I hope this is

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just the beginning of things to come.” Indeed, it was a day of refle tion, patriotism, celebration and brotherhood. “Those who attended could be described in a variety of ways,” said McCaskey. “We had a mixture of nearly all the different ways one can think to categorize members of a community. It was wonderful.”

MYRIAD SHADES OF FAITH The adults and children mingling beneath the hot sun and giant oaks dripping with Spanish moss that afternoon represented many different religions and beliefs. And it gave them all a chance to learn more about the others. “The refrain we heard people saying over and over all after-

noon was: ‘We have a lot more similarities than we do differences,’” said Matthew Palmer, senior pastor at Grace Community Church. Bennett agreed, and said he is looking forward to this year’s event. “It was a day of building bridges between the citizens of our community, encouraging unity and strengthening relationships,” he said. “The fact that it was a totally free event made it available to everyone,” said Palmer, “and that was very special. I think our two congregations realized as they worked side by side that one thing we all have in common is the fact that God specifically created each individual and loves each one of us. I think a lot of the people who attended might have started feeling the same way.” M July 2016 175

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To submit photos from your event or party, email editor@ hiltonheadmonthly.com or you can share them directly from your Facebook page by liking us on Facebook.

Walter Okrongley got a huge send-off at Hilton Head Island Airport to begin his “Honor Flight.” He took the ight from Hilton Head Island to Washington, D.C., where he toured the U.S. Capitol and re ected on his service with fellow veterans.

Pockets Full of Sunshine hosted a surf event for people with special needs at the beach near Marriott Surf Watch on Hilton Head Island.


Long Cove Yacht Club treated children from the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island to a boat outing and dockside cookout dockside. This year’s event was led by Chuck Sieber, a longtime Long Cove resident.

LowCountry Motors was runner up in the Bronze League Men’s Softball Spring 2016 season.

The Bible school class at Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church in Old Town Bluffton chose Family Promise of Beaufort County as recipient of its Giving Back project.

The Low Country Law Enforcement Of cers Association hosted its sixth annual car show in Bluffton recently. Hundreds of spectators attended the show.

Jackie Dout, with instructor Sandro Virag from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio Hilton Head Bluffton, competed in the Savannah Dance Classic over Memorial Day weekend.

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• Aunt Chilada’s Easy Street Café: 7-10 p.m., Tommy Sims • The Big Bamboo Café: 10:30 p.m. – 2 a.m., Groove Town Assault • The Boardroom: 10-11:45 p.m., C2 & The Brothers Reed (Jul. 4), Executrix (Jul. 11, 18, & 25) • Bomboras Grille: 6:30 p.m., Dingtown • Captain Woody’s Hilton Head: 6-9 p.m., Chris Jones • CharBar: 6-9 p.m., Mike Bagenstose • The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek: 6-9 p.m., Mike Wilson & Charlie Simpson • Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks: 6 p.m., Sarah Burns & Taylor Kent • The Jazz Corner 8-11 p.m., A Journey Through Jazz with The Martin Lesch Band (Jul. 11 & 25), Ricardo Ochoa presents The LowCountry Latin Jazz Collective (Jul. 18)

• Aunt Chilada’s Easy Street Café: 7-10 p.m., Peter & Yanni • The Big Bamboo Café: 6:30-10 p.m., Souls Harbor Acoustic • The Boardroom: 10-11:45 p.m., Nick Poulin Trio (Jul. 5, 19, & 26), Peter Buonaluto (Jul. 12) • Bomboras Grille: 6:30 p.m., Vince Ruby • Captain Woody’s Bluffton: 6-9 p.m., Chris Jones • CharBar: 6-9 p.m., Reid Richmond • The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek: 6-9 p.m., Sean Biggins • Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks: 6 p.m., Lowcountry Boil Bluegrass Band • The Jazz Corner 8-11 p.m., Fat Tuesdays with the Jazz Corner Quintet • Palmetto Bluff Concert Series: Colby Deltz Band (Jul. 12), Low Country Boil (Jul. 26)


• Aunt Chilada’s Easy Street Café: 7-10 p.m., Simpson Brothers • The Big Bamboo Café: 10 p.m. – 1:30 a.m., Reggae Nite • The Boardroom: 10-11:45 p.m., GTA (Jul. 6 & 20), The TempleTones (Jul. 13), Will Snyder Experience (Jul. 27) • Bomboras Grille: 6:30 p.m., Jordan Sturm • Captain Woody’s Hilton Head: 6-9 p.m., Ben Hughey • CharBar: 6-9 p.m., Whitley Deputy • The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek: 6-9 p.m., Ty Miller • Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks: 6 p.m., Bruce Crichton • The Jazz Corner 8-11 p.m., The Earl Williams Quartet (Jul. 6 & 20), The Bobby Ryder Quartet (Jun. 13 & 27)


• Aunt Chilada’s Easy Street Café: 7-10 p.m., The Groove • The Boardroom: 10-11:45 p.m., Will Snyder Experience (Jul. 7 & 21), The Steppin’ Stones (Jul. 14), Five40 (Jul. 28) • The Big Bamboo Café: 6:30-10 p.m., Souls Harbor Acoustic • Bomboras Grille: 6:30 p.m., Jackson Evans Speakeasy Duo • Captain Woody’s Hilton Head: 6-9 p.m., Shane Marstiller (Jul. 1, 7, 14, & 28), Sean Biggins (Jul. 21) • Captain Woody’s Bluffton: 7-10 p.m., La Bodega Lite (Jul. 7 & 21), Sea Biggins (Jul. 14 & 28) • CharBar: 6-9 p.m., Peter Buonaluto • The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek: 6-9 p.m., Mike Wilson • ELA’s Blu Water Grille: 7-10 p.m., Dean St. Hillaire • Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks: 6 p.m., TBD • The Jazz Corner 8-11 p.m., The Levon Stevens Quartet feat. Louise Spencer • The Pearl Kitchen & Bar: 7-10 p.m., Reid Richmond • Reilley’s Grill & Bar South: 6-9 p.m., Single Husband’s Band


• Aunt Chilada’s Easy Street Café: 7-10 p.m., Nick Poulin • The Big Bamboo Café: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Beagles Play Beatles • The Boardroom: 10-11:45 p.m., Stee & The Ear Candy (Jul. 1), Ajeva (Jul. 8), Kontraband Muzic (Jul. 15), La Bodega (Jul. 22), The Storks (Jul. 29) • Bomboras Grille: 6:30 p.m., Lowcountry Jams • Captain Woody’s Hilton Head: 6-9 p.m., La Bodega (Jul. 1), Native (Jul. 15), The Simpson Brothers (Jul. 22)

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MUSIC • Captain Woody’s Bluffton: 7-10 p.m., Brad Wells (Jul. 8 & 29), The Simpson Brothers (Jul. 15), Glenn Jacobs (Jul. 22) • CharBar: 7-10 p.m., Tommy Sims • The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek: 6-9 p.m., Craig Coyne • ELA’s Blu Water Grille: 7-10 p.m., Reid Richmond • Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks: 6 p.m., Bruce Crichton • The Jazz Corner 8-11 p.m., The Tony Monaco Trio w/ 7-string jazz guitarist Howard Paul (Jul. 1), Reggie Deas & Deas Guys Tribute to Luther Vandross (Jul. 8), Nicki Parrott & The All-Star Hilton Head Jazz Camp Faculty (Jul. 15), The Bobby Ryder Quintet honoring Bobby Darin and Neil Diamond (Jul. 22), John Lumpkin II & The Covenant (Jul. 29) • The Pearl Kitchen & Bar: 7-10 p.m., John Wasem • Reilley’s Grill & Bar South: 7-10 p.m., La Bodega (Jul. 1), Sterlin and Shuvette (Jul. 8), Lyn Avenue (Jul. 15), Cheezy and the Crackers (Jul. 29) • Up the Creek Pub & Grill: 7 p.m., Chilly Willy Band (Jul. 1), Night Train (Jul. 8), Will Snyder Trio (Jul. 15), Low Country Jam (Jul. 22), The Wrong Way Up Grateful Dead Tribute (Jul. 29)


• The Boardroom: 10-11:45 p.m., Voodoo Soup (Jul. 2), Whyte Noise (Jul. 9), The Deltaz (Jul. 16), Seventy Six and Sunny (Jul. 23), Cheezy & the Crackers (Jul. 30) • Bomboras Grille: 6:30 p.m., Reid Richmond • Captain Woody’s Bluffton: 7-10 p.m., Glenn Jacobs (Jul. 2), OCD (Jul. 9), Chris Jones (Jul. 16 & 30), Harry Santana (Jul. 23)

• CharBar: 9-12 p.m., Kyle Wareham • The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek: 6-9 p.m., Kris Gloer • ELA’s Blu Water Grille: 7-10 p.m., John Wasem • Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks: 6 p.m., TBD • The Jazz Corner 8-11 p.m., The Tony Monaco Trio w/ 7-string jazz guitarist Howard Paul (Jul. 2), Reggie Deas & Deas Guys Tribute to Luther Vandross (Jul. 9), Nicki Parrott & The All-Star Hilton Head Jazz Camp Faculty (Jul. 16), The Bobby Ryder Quintet honoring Bobby Darin and Neil Diamond (Jul. 23), John Lumpkin II & The Covenant (Jul. 30) • The Pearl Kitchen & Bar: 7-10 p.m., Kevin Richmond (Jul. 2), Tommy Crenshaw (Jul. 9, 16, 23, & 30) • Reilley’s Grill & Bar South: 9-11:45 p.m., Stee & The Ear Candy (Jul. 2), Single Husbands Band (Jul. 9 & 23), Kontraband Muzic (Jul. 16) • Up the Creek Pub & Grill: 7 p.m., La Bodega Lite (Jul. 2), Low Country Boil (Jul. 9), Groove Train Assault (Jul. 16), Red White & Blues (Jul. 23), The Good Cooks (Jul. 30)

on the Water with Bill Peterson, 7-10 p.m., Will Snyder (Jul. 3, 10, 24, & 31), Tommy Crenshaw (Jul. 17) • Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks: 6 p.m., Trillium • The Jazz Corner 8-11 p.m., Deas Guyz • Reilley’s Grill & Bar South: 7-10 p.m., Simpson Brothers • Up the Creek Pub & Grill: 7 p.m., Low Country Jam (Jul. 3)


• Aunt Chilada’s Easy Street Café: 7-10 p.m., Peter & Yanni • The Boardroom: 10-11:45 p.m., Swampfire Sessions • Bomboras Grille: 6:30 p.m., La Bodega Lite • Captain Woody’s Hilton Head: 6-9 p.m., Souls Harbor Duo • Captain Woody’s Bluffton: 7-10 p.m., Greg Maynard (Jul. 3), Tammy O’Cain (Jul. 10), Harry Santana (Jul. 17), Jevon Daly & Gary Pratt (Jul. 24 & 31) • CharBar: 6-9 p.m., Nick Poulin • The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek: 6-9 p.m., David Wingo • ELA’s Blu Water Grille: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sunday Brunch

SUNDAY, JULY 3 Red, White and 80s Party: 4:30-7:30 p.m., Sunday, July 3 at Bomboras Grille. Don’t miss Silicone Sisters last show for 2016. Pre-fireworks show, grilling, food special, featuring Sierra Nevada Beer.

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A HEAPING HELPING OF LOCAL RESTAURANT NEWS Poet Ogden Nash wrote on the trials and tribulations of the dating life of shrimp:

“The Shrimp”

A shrimp who sought his lady shrimp Could catch no glimpse Not even a glimp. At times, translucence Is rather a nuisance.

Ode to the Shrimpers BY CARRIE HIRSCH


he best bumper sticker seen in the Lowcountry reads: “Friends Don’t Let Friends Buy Imported Shrimp,” and we mean it. The sight of the double-rigged shrimp trawlers going out at dawn for the catch in our pristine waterways, with flocks of hungry sea birds hovering about to see what they can pluck from the catch is quite common. We in the Lowcountry feel the pride of watching this shrimping industry still thrive today, both here and in small South Carolina towns like McClellanville, keeping alive an integral part of the history of our coastal paradise. Many a shrimper, typically coming from a long line of shrimpers, will say it’s in his or her blood. We cannot help but make the association of the shrimp with the shrimpers, and we thank them every day for bringing us this delicacy, despite facing fierce competition from imports, rising costs and economic and safety risks. South Carolina’s history with shrimp is cooked up in the form of rice-based shrimp pilau (also spelled “perlou” and “perloo”), Lowcountry boil and Frogmore stew, named after Frogmore, a historic community on St. Helena Island. A simple bowl of steamed shrimp with hush puppies hits the spot, too. M

Chipotle Shrimp & Grits RECIPE BY CARRIE HIRSCH (SERVES 6)

I created this recipe for my friend Campbell Goss, who loves being on the water and fishing more than anything else. NOTE: We opted for quick grits here, but stone-ground grits are the classic way to go.


2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion, chopped • ¾ cup orange juice salt & pepper to taste In a medium heavy skillet, heat butter and olive oil, then add onions. Bring to a simmer, covered, for 10-15 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally. Add orange juice, salt and pepper and continue to simmer for 10 more minutes, uncovered, over low heat, stirring frequently. As the liquid evaporates, the onions will be nicely caramelized.


½ stick butter • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 3 cups vegetable or chicken stock, heated 4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, stem and seeds removed, finely chopped ½ teaspoon salt Melt the butter in a pot over medium heat. Whisk in flour and when mixture begins to bubble, lower the heat, stirring occasionally. The mixture will turn a light brown, forming a roux, after about 20 minutes and will have a pronounced, nutty aroma. Slowly whisk in the hot vegetable or chicken stock, chipotle peppers and salt, stirring until the roux is smooth. Simmer on low heat for 15 minutes then stir in caramelized onions. The gravy consistency will not be thick.


3 cups water • 3 cups vegetable or chicken stock 2 cups half and half • 3 tablespoons butter ½ tablespoon salt • ½ teaspoon black pepper 1 cup quick grits (uncooked) Using a heavy-bottomed stock pot, bring water, vegetable stock, half and half, butter, salt and pepper to a boil, add grits and reduce heat to low. Whisk steadily until grits and liquid are combined. Cook, covered, for 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent grits from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Add salt if needed. Remove from the burner, cover, and set aside until ready to use.



1/4 stick butter 1 ½ pounds raw medium shrimp, shelled, deveined and tails removed Salt and pepper ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped, plus more for garnish

Shrimp is the No. 1 seafood on American plates.˜The average American consumes 4 pounds of shrimp annually.˛When someone from Des Moines, Iowa, reads that statistic, they probably think the number seems high.˛When Lowcountry folks read that number, the response is often, “I ate four pounds of shrimp last week.”˛Safe to say, we are doing our part to bolster the average, and rightfully so. Our white shrimp in South Carolina command the highest price in the marketplace because they are the best-tasting shrimp in the world. As proud citizens of the Lowcountry, it is our job to know the difference and demand the good stuff. If South Carolina’s history was built on rice, then Hilton Head Island’s history was built on rice with fresh white shrimp and brown gravy on top!

In a sauté pan, heat butter until sizzling in pan. Sauté shrimp over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes or until light pink, and then season with salt, pepper and fresh parsley.


Hudson’s Seafood House On the Docks

TO SERVE: Spoon the grits into individual serving bowls, make a well in the top with the back of a small ladle, arrange the shrimp on top, then ladle the chipotle gravy over the shrimp. Garnish with additional fresh parsley.

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Johnson’s Urban Farm — a new greenhouse, farm and specialty market — is now taking orders for fresh produce. At press time, it was selling radishes (five per pack, $2), beets (three per pack, $2), basil ($1 per bunch) and Thai basil ($3 per bunch). The farm is also selling 3-inch and 6-inch potted starter and windowsill plants for $3 to $6. Find an order form online at johnsonsurbanfarm.com and then call in your order to 843-689-2560 or 877-486-2522. You can also email your order to hello@johnsonsurbanfarm.com. The farm opened to the public in November 2015.


HUDSON’S FEATURED ON ‘SOUTHERN CHARM’ Hudson’s Seafood House On the Docks made a recent appearance on the Bravo reality TV series “Southern Charm.” The popular Hilton Head Island restaurant was the setting for a scene featuring cast member Shep Rose getting dating advice from his mother. Rose grew up on the island and his parents still live here. He is lifelong friends with Andrew Carmines, general manager of the restaurant. “Southern Charm” premiered in 2014 and chronicles the personal and professional lives of seven socialites who reside in Charleston.


The Farm restaurant hasn’t opened in Old Town Bluffton yet, but chef Brandon Carter was recently invited to participate in a unique cooking event at the James Beard House in New York City. Carter was one of fiv chefs selected for the annual “Lambs and Clams” event. Before collaborating on The Farm Bluffton concept, Carter was executive chef at the Inn at Palmetto Bluff.

COOK OUT CHAIN COMING TO HILTON HEAD The popular late-night fast food chain Cook Out is coming to Hilton Head Island. Replacing the Kentucky Fried Chicken at 101 Central Ave., Cook Out’s menu features many backyard cookout favorites such as hamburgers and pulled pork barbecue sandwiches. Cook Out also has more than 50 flavors of milkshakes to choose from, including seasonal flavors like watermelon and eggnog. The restaurant is expected to open in August.

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The juice and smoothie shop Smooth, which is located behind Starbucks on the south end of Hilton Head Island, is under new ownership but is keeping the same concept of “pay what you can afford.” New owner Fith Fithian has worked at Smooth since November and recently took over. He has lived on Hilton Head for four years and was once a personal trainer and nutritional adviser. There are no posted prices for the juices or smoothies at the shop; people pay what they can afford. Fithian also gives 10 percent of all earnings to various charities.

STREET MEET CELEBRATES EXPANSION Street Meet American Takeout and Tavern recently unveiled its expansion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Owner Carey Basciano remodeled a 1000-square-foot vacant space, formerly a beauty shop, into a new dining room to add to the current bar and restaurant. The room can hold 75 people for private events and features a red graffiti design covering one of the walls. The ceremony featured speeches by Basciano and Hilton Head Mayor David Bennett.


Michael Fekete, owner of Java Burrito Company, recently held a Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation Day and donated 10 percent of his gross sales to the foundation. Pictured with Fekete are Jim Hicks and Sandy Berthelsen, trustees of the foundation.

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THE OYSTER BAR CELEBRATES OPENING The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Oyster Bar in Old Town Bluffton. The new restaurant offers oysters from all over the United States and Canada. The Oyster Bar also offers topshelf caviar, offering market price on Pacific sturgeon, paddlefish sturgeon and Caspian sterlet sturgeon.

SIPPIN COW EXPECTED TO REOPEN THIS MONTH A Bluffton favorite is expected to reopen its doors in a new location in July. The Sippin Cow is moving into the royal blue building being constructed at 36 Promenade St. in Old Town Bluffton. The café will sell lunch and breakfast as it did previously, although hours and the menu could expand. The original Sippin Cow was located up the street at 1230 May River Road. The café also had a brief stint at Pepper’s Old Town before closing.

As the demand for healthy choices like fresh produce and organic products rises, Kroger has furthered its commitment to customers by investing millions of dollars in reducing prices for the top 80 most popular produce items — making these items more affordable for the average family. Kroger’s new program is called “Wow! Low Price” and represents a significant investment in produce retail reductions — a key driver in determining where customers choose to shop. For example, the price of organic Fuji apples has been reduced from $2.49 per pound to $1.98 per pound; organic cauliflower from $3.99 to $2.98; organic red tomatoes on a vine from $2.99 per pound to $1.98 per pound; and eggplant from $1.79 to $0.98.


OMNI CELEBRATING SUMMER OF MAPLE SYRUP Maple syrup isn’t just for breakfast at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort. The Omni is celebrating its “Art of Water” campaign by incorporating maple into its cuisine all summer. The Buoy Bar will be selling cocktails such as the Maple Smash and the handmade Maple Mule. The Omni will also be serving dishes such as the Maple Chicken Salad Pita and the Maple Buoy Burger. The spa will also feature a facial infused with maple.


July is National Grilling Month, and The Fresh Market is dishing out its grilling guide geared toward making everyday backyard barbecues extraordinary. From traditional favorites to unexpected pairings, the specialty grocer is encouraging shoppers to get out of the grilling rut by introducing unique flavors to the flame Find recipies and more online at www.thefreshmarket.com.

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t’s summer, which means that it’s hot as all get out right now. Logically, it stands to reason that you’re on the hunt for something that will not only cool you down, but will also give you the rare opportunity to coat something in sprinkles. But wait, sweet tooth-enabled readers. Don’t just jump right into the nearest ice cream parlor unprepared. There are options to weigh. And those options offer up such an array of completely unique experiences that (surprise, surprise) no less an authority than the federal government has stepped in to differentiate them.


Old reliable. The oldest player in the frozen treat game is still the strongest. Spin it in any flavor imaginable, mix it up with some fruit or some candy bar chunks, whatever you want. Since William G. Young first cranked out treats from his patented Johnson Patent Ice-Cream Freezer, ice cream has dominated dessert talk for more than a century.

WHAT THE FEDS SAY: “(a) Ice cream is a food produced by freezing, while stirring, a pasteurized mix consisting of one or more of the optional dairy ingredients specified in paragraph (b) of this section, and may contain one or more of the optional caseinates specified in paragraph (c) of this section subject to the conditions hereinafter set forth, one or more of the optional hydrolyzed milk proteins as provided for in paragraph (d) of this section subject to the conditions hereinafter set forth…”

Seriously, we didn’t make up a word of that. That’s from Code of Federal Regulations 135.110. It goes on for another 2,500 words.


The smooth alternative to ice cream, custard gets its signature thick, creamy appeal from the way it does away with the air and brings on the eggs. Take your basic ice cream, add some egg yolks and whip until it’s ready, and you’ve got the dessert treat that even Barry White would say was smooth. And that man knew smooth.

WHAT THE FEDS SAY: “Frozen custard shall contain 1.4 percent egg yolk solids by weight of the finished food: Provided, however, That when bulky flavors are added the egg yolk solids content of frozen custard may be reduced in proportion to the amount by weight of the bulky flavors added, but in no case is the content of egg yolk solids in the finished food less than 1.12 percent. A product containing egg yolk solids in excess of 1.4 percent, the maximum set forth in this paragraph for ice cream, may be marketed if labeled as specified by paragraph (e)(1) of this section.”

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DINING HERE'S THE SCOOP: Häagen-Dazs is Danish for “I don’t speak Danish.” That’s because it’s a madeup word created in 1960 to sound sort of Danish (would that be Danish-ish?)


Legend has it that sorbet was invented by emperor Nero when he had runners bring him buckets of snow that he then mixed with honey and wine. While the history is unclear, what is clear is that mixing snow, honey and wine sounds gross. Fortunately, those more gifted in the culinary arts soon introduced sorbet, which combines frozen, sweetened water and liquor. When the dessert made its way to America, we swapped the liquor for cream and the result was a tasty, low-fat alternative to ice cream.

WHAT THE FEDS SAY: “Sherbet weighs not less than 6 pounds to the gallon. The milkfat content is not less than 1 percent nor more than 2 percent, the nonfat milk-derived solids content not less than 1 percent, and the total milk or milk-derived solids content is not less than 2 percent nor more than 5 percent by weight of the finished food. Sherbet that is characterized by a fruit ingredient shall have a titratable acidity, calculated as lactic acid, of not less than 0.35 percent.”

We like to imagine whoever wrote this attempting to classify “honey and liquor mixed with snow.”

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HERE'S THE SCOOP: Gelato was invented in 1565 by Bernardo Buontalenti of Florence, Italy. It contained fruit and zabaglione, which apart from being a variation of custard is also very fun to say.


Picture frozen yogurt as ice cream’s athletic, gym-rat cousin. Offering up all the flavor with a fraction of the fat, frozen yogurt, aka “froyo” aka “frogurt” has been letting us indulge without as much of the guilt since the 1970s. The popularity of this high-culture treat (see what we did there?) exploded in the ’80s and ’90s, and today it makes up a significant amount of the market.

WHAT THE FEDS SAY: They’re surprisingly mum, although the California Department of Food and Agriculture maintains a legal definition that frozen yogurt cannot be mixed on-site and must contain 10 million cultures per gram, two legal caveats that made popular chain Pinkberry have to stop calling their product frozen yogurt.


If froyo is ice cream’s athletic cousin, gelato is the sophisticated European one. That’s due to both its Italian ancestry and its lower fat content. Gelato and ice cream share the same ancestry, but the key difference between the two stems from gelato’s higher amount of whole milk to cream, which lowers the fat content and also brings out the flavors. And, in European tradition, it’s churned slower than ice cream, which keeps air out and makes a smoother treat.

WHAT THE FEDS SAY: “This product is characterized by an intense flavor and is served in a semi-frozen state. Gelato contains sweeteners, milk, cream, egg yolks and flavoring.”

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MONTHLY FAVORITES A look at some of Hilton Head Monthly’s favorite frozen treat flavors: • The Ice Cream Cone and Coligny Deli: Super Fudge • Jack Frost: Bailey’s Irish Cream and Captain Morgan Rum Raisin • Munchies: White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle • Orange Leaf: Spa Day Sorbet, a refreshing mix of cucumber, lemon and mint. It's dairy free and low-fat. • Pino Gelato: Coconut gelato in a waffle cone • Rita’s Italian Ice: Jolly Rancher Watermelon or Jolly Rancher Green Apple. Both are made with natural ice. • Sweet Frog: Green Apple and Salted Carmel Swirl, topped with caramel and peanuts

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ATLANTA BREAD COMPANY 45 Pembroke Drive. 843-342-2253.  BELLA ITALIA BISTRO AND PIZZA 95 Mathews Drive in Port Royal Plaza. 843689-5560.  THE CAROLINA ROOM The Westin Resort, Port Royal Plantation. 843-681-4000, ext. 7045.  CHART HOUSE 2 Hudson Road. 843-3429066.  CRAZY CRAB (NORTH) 104 William Hilton Parkway, 843-681-5021, www.thecrazycrab. com.  FIESTA FRESH MEXICAN GRILL (NORTH) 95 Mathews Drive. 843-342-8808.  FRANKIE BONES 1301 Main Street. 843-682-4455. 


HUDSON’S SEAFOOD HOUSE ON THE DOCKS 1 Hudson Road. 843-681-2772. www.hudsonsonthedocks.com. 

CAMILLE COPELAND Title: Wine director, general manager and certified sommelier for Rollers Wine & Spirits and Wine & Cheese, If You Please? Question: Best wine (or wines) under $20: Answer: Any wine you like for $19.99 or less! A few of my favorites these days are: • Chateau Famaey Malbec, Cahors, France 2011 • Jean-Paul Daumen’s Principaute Dórange Rhone, France 2013 • Château Revelette’s Aix en Provence Rose, France 2015 • Botani Sparkling Muscat by Jorge Ordonez & Co. Q: Favorite wine for daytime drinking: A: Day drinking should certainly be a somewhat regular and civilized thing. I think often times, maybe because we’re in the South, or maybe because an over-achiever overdid it, it is frowned upon. I think there is no better a way to get through lunch with your mother-in-law, or therapy with a friend, than daytime drinking. There’s nothing more freeing than playing “European” for the day, so let your armpit hair grow out, eat lunch in sunglasses, and have a bottle, or even two! Because of its low alcohol content, a nice dry Riesling from Alsace, Germany, or Australia can help you keep things under control, if you have a serious fear of day drinking getting out of hand. A couple of my favorites are: Chateau Tanunda dry Riesling out of Barossa, Australia, is a delightful pick, or Joseph Cattin Riesling from Alsace, France. Q: A good wine to enjoy with a salad: A: Pairing a wine with salad can often be tricky, not because of what’s in the salad, but because of what’s in the dressing. So if

you happen to be whipping something up at home, try using the same wine you’re drinking, (whether white, rosé or red) in your dressing, and viola! You shouldn’t have to feel torn between tossing your salad and tossing back your wine. Q: Favorite wines for sangria: A: I took our wine staff to a warehouse tasting in Charleston and tried the Vina Cartin Albariño from Rias Biaxas ($14.99) and we all gushed over what a great value wine it was, and what a fantastic white sangria it would make. Q: Favorite region at the moment: A: I am a big believer in having your cake and eating it, too. With that being said, I cannot pick one. Here are my sure-fire winners: • Most any white burgundy, this is Chardonnay from France. • There is a reason “rosé” rhymes with “play,” and Provence rosés are my favorite. • The relationships my staff and I have with winemakers and vineyard owners from Oregon, Napa Valley and Sonoma cannot be surpassed. These people, many who are farmers, are the salt of the earth, and their wines, often the juice at my table. I still don’t think consumers understand that most of these wineries are not only organically or sustainably farmed, but also family owned and operated for generations. Q: Best wine-shopping advice: A: Shop small, keep it local, and buy from an educated source. Ladies, please put the same care and selection into choosing wines as you do everything else you put in your mouth or on your skin.

IL CARPACCIO If you’re hankering for some authentic Italian cuisine, this island institution is worth finding. Pizza is cooked in a hardwood-burning oven and everything is made from scratch. 200A Museum St. 843342-9949. ilcarpaccioofhiltonhead.com.  LAGERHEAD TAVERN 155 High Bluff Road, Hilton Head Plantation. 843-684-2184, www. lagerheadtavern.com.  MAIN STREET CAFÉ 1411 Main Street Village. 843-689-3999.  MANGIAMO! 2000 Main St. 843-682-2444.  MUNCHIES 1407 Main St. 843-785-3354.  NEW YORK CITY PIZZA 45 Pembroke Drive. 843-689-2222.  OKKO 95 Mathews Drive. 843-341-3377.  OLD FORT PUB 65 Skull Creek Drive. 843681-2386.  OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE 20 Hatton Place. 843-681-4329.  PAN FRESCO OLE 55 Matthews Drive. 843-681-5989.  PLANTATION CAFÉ AND DELI 95 Mathews Drive. 843-342-4472.  THE PURPLE COW 95 Mathews Drive. 843-681-2253, purplecowhhi.com.  REILLEY’S NORTH END PUB 95 Mathews Drive. 843-681-4153. 

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All area codes 843. Listings are fluid and heavily dependent on your help; to submit or update, email editor@hiltonheadmonthly.com.

RUAN THAI HUT 1107 Main St., 843-681-3700. LD RUBY LEE’S 46 Wild Horse Road. 843-681-7829. LDS SKULL CREEK BOATHOUSE 397 Squire Pope Road. 843-681-3663. DO STARBUCKS 430 William Hilton Pkway in Pineland Station. 843-689-6823. STREET MEET 95 Mathews Drive, Port Royal Plaza. 843842-2570. LDO SUNSET GRILLE 43 Jenkins Island Road. 843-689-6744. LDOS TJ’S TAKE AND BAKE PIZZA 35 Main St. 843-6812900. LD TURTLES BEACH BAR & GRILL 2 Grasslawn Avenue at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. 843-681-4000. LDO WISEGUYS 1513 Main St. 843-842-8866. DO YUMMY HOUSE 2 Southwood Park Drive. 843-6815888. LD


843 890 William Hilton Parkway, Fresh Market Shoppes. 843-686-8843. LD ALEXANDER’S 76 Queens Folly Road. 843-785-4999. LD ALFRED’S European-trained chef Alfred Kettering combines some of the most appealing elements of classic American and Continental cuisine in this tiny Plantation Center hideaway. Grab a seat at the chef’s counter to watch the master at work. 807 William Hilton Parkway, #1200, in Plantation Center. 843-341-3117. alfredshiltonhead. com D ARTHUR’S GRILLE Arthur Hills course, Palmetto Dunes. 843-785-1191. LD BIG JIM’S BBQ, BURGERS AND PIZZA Robert Trent Jones course, Palmetto Dunes. 843-7851165. LD BISTRO 17 17 Harbourside Lane in Shelter Cove. 843785-5517. www.bistro17hhi.com. LD BONEFISH GRILL 890 William Hilton Parkway. 843-3413772. LD BUCCI’S ITALIAN CUISINE 13 Harbourside Lane, Shelter Cove. 843-785-3300. LDO CAPTAIN GILLAN’S 18 Harbourside Lane, Shelter Cove Harbour. 843-7854442 LDO CARRABBA’S ITALIAN GRILL 14 Folly Field Drive. 843785-5007. LD CAFÉ AT THE MARRIOTT Oceanside at Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa, Palmetto Dunes. 843-686-8488. BL COCO’S ON THE BEACH 663 William Hilton Parkway; also located at beach marker 94A. 843-842-2626. LD July 2016 191

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COCONUTZ SPORTZ BAR Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road. 843-842-0043. DO

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CONROY’S Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa, Palmetto Dunes. 843-686-8499. DS

JAMAICA JOE’Z BEACH BAR Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road. 843-842-0044. O

DRYDOCK 840 William Hilton Pkwy., 843-842-9775. LD

JANE BISTRO & BAR 28 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite 109.

DYE’S GULLAH FIXIN’S 840 William Hilton Parkway, Atrium Building. 843-681-8106, www.dyesgullahfixins.com LD

LUCKY ROOSTER KITCHEN + BAR 841 William Hilton Parkway, Unit A, South Island Square. 843-681-3474, www.luckyroosterhhi.com. DO

ELA’S BLU WATER GRILLE Featured in Bon Appetit and the winner of numerous OpenTable awards. Fresh-caught seafood and prime-cut steaks of the highest quality complement the extensive boutique wine selection. ELA’s is known for the best water views on the island. Serving lunch Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dinner nightly starting at 5 p.m., and now offering “Sunday Brunch on the Water” complete with live jazz music every Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 1 Shelter Cove Lane in Shelter Cove Harbour. 843-785-3030. www.elasgrille. com. LD FLORA’S ITALIAN CAFE 841 William Hilton Parkway in South Island Square. 843-842-8200. D FRENCH BAKERY The bakery was established in 1998 by the Leon family, and taken over by the Belka family from Poland in 2012. The Belka family lovingly create baked goods for their local Hilton Head and Bluffton neighbors, as well as for tourists. 120 Shelter Cove Lane, Shelter Cove Towne Centre. 843-342-5420. BL GATOR’Z PIZZA Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort. 843-842-0004. D GIUSEPPI’S PIZZA AND PASTA 32 Shelter Cove Lane in Shelter Cove. 843-785-4144. LD HAROLD’S DINER 641 William Hilton Parkway. 843-8429292. BL HH PRIME Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort in Palmetto Dunes. 843-842-8000. BLDS HICKORY TAVERN 50 Shelter Cove Lane. 843-802-0010. LD ISLAND BAGEL & DELI Fresh baked bagels made from scratch, water boiled and baked each day. Hoagies, salads, pastries and coffee are also served. The restaurant was featured in

MAYWOOD DAVIS 612 William Hilton Parkway. 843-3682839, www.maywooddavis.com. MEDITERRANEAN HARBOUR 13 Harbourside Lane, Unit B, Shelter Cove Harbour. 843-842-9991, mediterraneanharbour. com. DO NEW YORK CITY PIZZA 28 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite 119, Shelter Cove Towne Centre. 843-785-4200. LD OLD OYSTER FACTORY With panoramic views overlooking Broad Creek, this Hilton Head landmark was voted one of the country’s “Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants” by OpenTable. It was also recently recommended in the “Off the Beaten Track” column in The Wall Street Journal. Wine Spectator magazine bestowed its “Award of Excellence” for the restaurant’s wine list and knowledge of wine. 101 Marshland Road. 843-681-6040. www.oldoysterfactory.com. DO ORANGE LEAF 38 Shelter Cove Lane, 843-689-5323, www. orangeleafyogurt.com. PAZZO 807 William Hilton Parkway in Plantation Center. 843-842-9463. LD THE PHOENIX BISTRO 70 Marshland Road, 843-342-2880, phoenixbistro.com BL POSEIDON 38 Shelter Cove Lane, Shelter Cove Towne Centre. 843-341-3838, www.poseidonhhi.com. LDO RUAN THAI CUISINE I 81 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-8576. LD SCOTT’S FISH MARKET RESTAURANT AND BAR 17 Harbour Side Lane. 843-785-7575. D

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SAN MIGUEL’S 9 Shelter Cove Lane in Shelter Cove Harbour. 843-842-4555. www.sanmiguels.com. LD SANTA FE CAFÉ 807 William Hilton Parkway in Plantation Center. 843-785-3838. LD SEA GRASS GRILLE 807 William Hilton Parkway. 843-7859990. LD STARBUCKS 32 Shelter Cove Lane. 843-842-4090. UP THE CREEK PUB & GRILL Broad Creek Marina, 18 Simmons Road. 843-681-3625. LDO WAYBACK BURGERS 32 Shelter Cove Lane, Shelter Cove Towne Centre. 843-785-2650, www.waybackburgers.com. LDO WORLD OF BEER 30 Shelter Cove Lane, Shelter Cove Towne Centre. www.worldofbeer.com. LDO XO SPORTS SPIRITS Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort in Palmetto Dunes. 843-341-8080.


AMIGOS CAFE Y CANTINA 70 Pope Avenue. 843-7858226. LD ANGLER’S BEACH MARKET GRILL 2 North Forest Beach Dr., 843-785-3474. LD ANNIE O’S 124 Arrow Road. 843-341-2664. LD ASIAN BISTRO 51 New Orleans Road. 843-686-9888. LD AUNT CHILADA’S EASY STREET CAFE 69 Pope Avenue. 843-785-7700. LD BAILEY’S BAR & TERRACE Sonesta Resort; 130 Shipyard Drive. 843-842-2400. LD BEACH BREAK GRILL 24 Palmetto Bay Road, Suite F. 843785-2466. LD BESS’ DELICATESSEN AND CATERING Lunch specials include fresh homemade soups and assorted salads, and freshly oven-roasted turkey breast. Bess’ features Boar’s Head meats and cheeses. 55 New Orleans Road, Fountain Center. 843-785-5504, www.bessdeli.com. BL BIG BAMBOO CAFE After expanding its outside deck, owners of The Big Bamboo Café decided to upgrade their menu, focusing on fresh seafood items. Many fried items have been replaced with healthier grilled options, such as chargrilled chicken tacos. 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Coligny Plaza. 843-686-3443, www.bigbamboocafe.com. LDO BLACK MARLIN BAYSIDE GRILL AND HURRICANE BAR 86 Helmsman Way in Palmetto Bay Marina. 843-785-4950. LDS BOMBORAS GRILLE An award-winning restaurant and bar, located steps away from the beach. Offering fresh and local Lowcountry ingredients paired with craft beers and wine. Bomboras Grille is open for lunch and dinner. A kids menu is available. The locals call them the BOMB. 5 Lagoon Road. 843-689-2662. LDO BAYLEY’S 130 Shipyard Drive. Sonesta Resort. 843-8422400. BD BRITISH OPEN PUB 1000 William Hilton Parkway D3 in the Village at Wexford. 843-686-6736. LDO BRICKYARD PUB 45 Shipyard Drive, #200. 843-681-1530. LDO July 2016 193

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DINING BULLIES BBQ 3 Regents Parkway. 843686-7427. LD

CRAZY CRAB (HARBOUR TOWN) 149 Lighthouse Road. 843-363-2722. LD

CALLAHAN’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL 49 New Orleans Road. 843-686-7665. LDO

DELISHEE YO 32 Palmetto Bay Road in the Village Exchange. 843-785-3633. LD

CAPTAIN WOODY’S Many restaurants claim to be a favorite of locals. Speaking as locals, one of our favorites is Captain Woody’s. Owners Shannon and Russell Anderson made a good thing even better with their new location at 6 Target Road. Woody’s now offers more seating, an expanded menu and an attractive outdoor patio with an attached bar. 6 Target Road. 843-785-2400. www.captainwoodys.com. LDO CAROLINA CRAB COMPANY 86 Helmsman Way, Palmetto Bay Marina. 843-842-2016. LD CARRETTA COFFEE COMPANY Coligny Plaza. 843-342-6400. BL CASEY’S SPORTS BAR AND GRILLE 37 New Orleans Road. 843-785-2255. LDO CATCH 22 37 New Orleans Plaza. 843-7856261. D CHARBAR CO. Executive chef Charles Pejeau’s burger creations have made this a local favorite, serving award-winning gourmet burgers, sandwiches, salads and more. 33 Office Park Road, Suite 213. Park Plaza, 843-785-2427. LD CHARLIE’S L’ETOILE VERTE A great place for a power lunch or a romantic dinner. Owner Charlie Golson and his son Palmer write the entire menu by hand each day, based on the freshest local seafood available. The dinner menu offers an array of 14 fresh fish rack of lamb, filet mignon and more. 8 New Orleans Road. 843-785-9277, www.charliesgreenstar.com.D CHOW DADDY’S Located in the old Dry Dock building on Executive Park Road, using local, organic ingredients with meals prepared to order. Featuring salad bowls, sandwiches, tacos, hot bowls, platters and other snacks. The daily happy hour is 4-6 p.m. 14B Executive Park Road, 843-8422469, www.chowdaddys.com.

CRAVE BY DANIEL’S 2 North Forest Beach Drive, #108. 843-341-9379. LD DOUGH BOYS PIZZA 1-B New Orleans Road. 843-686-2697. www.doughboyshhi. com. LD EARLE OF SANDWICH PUB 1 North Forest Beach Drive in Coligny Plaza. 843-7857767. LD ELECTRIC PIANO 33 Office Park Road. 843785-5399. O FAT BABY’S 1034 William Hilton Parkway. 843-842-4200. LD FIESTA FRESH MEXICAN GRILL 51 New Orleans Road. 843-785-4788. LD FLATBREAD GRILL 2 North Forest Beach Drive. 843-341-2225, flatb eadgrillhhi. com. LD FRENCH KISS BAKERY Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Drive. 843-687-5471. BL FROZEN MOO Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Drive. 843-842-3131. FROSTY FROG CAFE 1 North Forest Beach in Coligny Plaza. 843-686-3764. LDO GRINGO’S DINER E-5, Coligny Plaza. 843785-5400. GRUBY’S NEW YORK DELI 890 William Hilton Parkway in the Fresh Market Shoppes. 843-842-9111. BL HARBOURSIDE BURGERS AND BREWS Harbour Town, Sea Pines Resort, 843-8421444, www.seapines.com. LD HARBOUR TOWN BAKERY AND CAFE Harbour Town, Sea Pines. 843-363-2021. BL HEYWARD’S 130 Shipyard Drive. Sonesta Resort. 843-842-2400. BD HILTON HEAD DINER 6 Marina Side Drive. 843-686-2400. BLDO

COAST Sea Pines Beach Club. 843-8421888. LD

HILTON HEAD BREWING COMPANY 7C Greenwood Drive (Reilley’s Plaza), Hilton Head Plaza. 843-785-3900. www.hhbrewingco.com.LD

COLIGNY DELI & GRILL Coligny Plaza. 843-785-4440. LD

HILTON HEAD ICE CREAM 55 New Orleans Road, #114. 843-852-6333.

CORKS NEIGHBORHOOD WINE BAR 11 Palmetto Bay Road. 843-671-7783. LD

HINCHEY’S CHICAGO BAR AND GRILL Circle Center, Pope Avenue. 843-686-5959. LDO

COWBOY BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Unit B6, The Village at Wexford. 843-715-3565, www. cowboybraziliansteakhouse.com. D CQ’S 140A Lighthouse Lane. 843-6712779. LD CRANE’S TAVERN AND STEAKHOUSE 26 New Orleans Road. 843-341-2333. D

HINOKI OF KURAMA 37 New Orleans Road. 843-785-9800. LD HOLY TEQUILA Holy Tequila offers a harmonizing blend of Mexican street food with new American flavors Its inviting space features an open kitchen, an indoor/ outdoor open-air seating area, a large tequila bar and a private tasting room. The menu features a wide variety of gourmet

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DINING tacos, quesadillas, salads and small plates, all priced under $11; and a fully stocked bar with more than 40 premium tequilas, handcrafted specialty cocktails, Mexican beers and Spanish-inspired wines. 33 Office Park Road, Suite 228. 843-681-8226. LD HUGO’S SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE 841 William Hilton Parkway. 843-785-4846. LD IT’S GREEK TO ME 11 Lagoon Road in Coligny Plaza. 843-842-4033. LDO JAVA BURRITO COMPANY 1000 William Hilton Pkwy. 843-842-5282. BLD JAZZ CORNER Village at Wexford. 843-8428620. DO JERSEY MIKE’S 11 Palmetto Bay Rd., Island Crossing. 843-341-6800. JUMP AND PHIL’S BAR AND GRILL 7 Greenwood Drive, Suite 3B. 843-785-9070. LDO KENNY B’S FRENCH QUARTER CAFE 70 Pope Avenue in Circle Center. 843-7853315. BLDS LA HACIENDA 11 Palmetto Bay Road. 843-842-4982. LD LAND’S END TAVERN South Beach Marina, Sea Pines. 843-671-5456. BLD LINKS, AN AMERICAN GRILL Harbour Town Golf Links Clubhouse, Sea Pines. 843-

363-8380, www.linksamericangrill.com. LD LIVE OAK 100 North Sea Pines Drive, 843842-1441, www.liveoaklowcountrycuisine. com. LD LOCAL PIE Only the highest quality, regionally sourced ingredients go into these woodfi ed, house-made pies. A local business, with local staff and local suppliers. 55 New Orleans Rd. 843-842-7437, info@localpie. com. LD A LOWCOUNTRY BACKYARD 32 Palmetto Bay Road at The Village Exchange. 843-7859273. BLD LODGE BEER AND GROWLER BAR 7B Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Plaza. 843-842-8966. DO MARKET STREET CAFE 12 Coligny Plaza. 843-686-4976. LD MARLEY’S ISLAND GRILLE 35 Office Park Road in Park Plaza. 843-686-5800. DO MELLOW MUSHROOM The place where Hilton Head’s pizza lovers and beer lovers gather. Outstanding pies made with spring water dough, prepared fresh every day. The ‘Shroom is also a great spot for hoagies, calzones, salads. A large bar and numerous flat screen TVs make it a popular spot for watching sporting events. 33 Office Park Road in Park Plaza. 843-6862474. www.mellowmushroom.com. LDO

Grilled Atlantic Swordfish

Served over wild rice with “Oilerie” cherry balsamic glaze and finished with a horseradish berry salad. $28. Available at ELA’s Blu Water Grille.

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DINING MI TIERRA (HILTON HEAD) 130 Arrow Road. 843-342-3409. LD

THE PORCH The Beach House. 1 South Forest Beach Drive. 843-785-5126. BLD

MICHAEL ANTHONY’S CUCINA ITALIANA 37 New Orleans Road. 843-785-6272, www.michael-anthonys.com. D

PORTER & PIG Quality beer, proprietary cocktails and select wines with accompanying charcuterie, cheeses and shared plates. 1000 William Hilton Parkway, The Village at Wexford. 843-715-3224. www.porter-pig. com. D

NEW YORK CITY PIZZA 81 Pope Avenue. 843-842-2227. LD NICK’S STEAK & SEAFOOD 9 Park Lane. 843-686-2920. D OMBRA CUCINA RUSTICA Popular local chef Michael Cirafesi and distinguished Philadelphia chef Nunzio Patruno have teamed up to open this upscale Italian restaurant in the Village at Wexford. Many dishes were created hundreds of years ago, passed down from generation to generation. All desserts, pastas and breads are made daily using natural and fresh ingredients imported from Italy. Village at Wexford. 843-842-5505. www.ombrahhi.com. D ONE HOT MAMA’S 7 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Plaza. 843-682-6262. LDSO PALMETTO BAY SUNRISE CAFÉ 86 Helmsman Way in Palmetto Bay Marina. 843-686-3232. BL PHILLY’S CAFÉ AND DELI 102 Fountain Center, New Orleans Road. 843-785-9966. L PINO GELATO 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Village at Wexford. 843-842-2822. PLANTATION CAFÉ AND DELI (SOUTH) 81 Pope Avenue in Heritage Plaza. 843785-9020. BL POMODORI 1 New Orleans Road. 843686-3100. D

PURE NATURAL MARKET 1012 William Hilton Parkway. 843-342-7873. BL QUARTERDECK 149 Lighthouse Road, Harbour Town, Sea Pines. 843-842-1999. LDO RED FISH Upscale dining at its finest Head chef Chaun Bescos takes advantage of his close relationship with local growers and farmers markets, tailoring Red Fish’s menu around the foods that are in season. The result is an eclectic blend of seafood, steaks, fresh fruit and local vegetables. 8 Archer Road. 843-686-3388, www.redfisho hiltonhead.com. LD REILLEY’S GRILL & BAR (SOUTH) 7D Greenwood Drive. 843-842-4414. LDO RELISH CAFE 33 Office Park Road, Park Plaza. 843-342-4800. LD RITA’S ITALIAN ICE 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Coligny Plaza. 843-686-2596, ritasice.com. ROY’S PLACE 33 Office Park Rd., 843-7854646, www.roysplacehhi.com. LD SALTY DOG CAFE One of Hilton Head’s favorite outdoor cafes for more than 20 years. Fresh seafood. Located at South Beach Marina, overlooking Braddock Cove. Both indoor and outdoor seating are avail-

Thai Dye Pizza

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able. Live music and children’s entertainment nightly during the season. South Beach Marina Village, Sea Pines Resort. 843-671-7327, www.saltydog.com. LD SAGE ROOM 81 Pope Ave., Heritage Plaza. 843-785-5352. D SEA SHACK 6 Executive Park Drive. 843785-2464. LD SEAFIRE MODERN HIBACHI GRILL & BAR 9 Palmetto Bay Rd. 843-785-4955, seafirehhi.com D SIGNALS LOUNGE 130 Shipyard Drive, Sonesta Resort. 843-842-2400. O SIGNE’S BAKERY & CAFE 93 Arrow Road. 843-785-9118. BLS SKILLETS CAFÉ Coligny Plaza. 843-7853131. BLD THE SMOKEHOUSE 34 Palmetto Bay Road. 843-842-4227. BLDO SOUTHERN CONEY & BREAKFAST 70 Pope Avenue in Circle Center. 843-6892447. BL SPIRIT OF HARBOUR TOWN 843-3639026. www.vagabondcruise.com. STACK’S PANCAKES OF HILTON HEAD 2 Regency Parkway. 843-341-3347. BLD STARBUCKS (SOUTH) 11 Palmetto Bay Road. 843-341-5477.

WHICH WICH? 70 Pope Ave., Suite 13. 843-715-9424, www.whichwich.com. LD WILD WING CAFÉ 72 Pope Ave. 843-7859464. LDO WINE AND CHEESE IF YOU PLEASE 24 Palmetto Bay Road, Suite G. 843-8421200. WRECK OF THE SALTY DOG South Beach Marina Village, Sea Pines. 843-671-7327. D XO SPORTS SPIRITS Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort, 843-842-8000. LDO

BLUFFTON AGAVE SIDE BAR 13 State of Mind St. 843757-9190. LD AMIGOS BELFAIR (BLUFFTON) 133 Towne Drive. 843-815-8226. LD BACKWATER BILL’S 20 Hampton Lake Drive. 843-875-5253. LDO BLUFFTON BBQ 11 State of Mind St. 843757-7427, blufftonbbq.com. LD BLUFFTON FAMILY SEAFOOD HOUSE 27 Dr. Mellichamp Drive. 843-757-4010. LD THE BLUFFTON ROOM 15 Promenade St. 843-757-3525. www.theblufftonroom. com. D

STEAMERS 28 Coligny Plaza. 843-7852070. LD

THE BRICK CHICKEN 1011 Fording Island Road in the Best Buy Shopping Center. 843836-5040. LDO

STELLINI 15 Executive Park Road. 843-7857006. D

THE BRITISH OPEN PUB 1 Sherington Drive, Suite G. 843-815-6736. LDO

STU’S SURFSIDE 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Coligny Plaza. 843-686-7873. LD

BUFFALOS RESTAURANT 476 Mount Pelia Road inside Palmetto Bluff. 843-706-6500. LD

THE STUDIO 20 Executive Park Road. 843785-6000. D SUNSET SLUSH 81 Pope Avenue, 843785-7851.

BURNIN’ DOWN SOUTH 198 Okatie Village Drive, Suite 108. 843-705-2453. LD

SWEET CAROLINA CUPCAKES 1 N. Forest Beach Drive. 843-342-2611.

BUTCHER’S MARKET AND DELI 102 Buckwalter Parkway, Suite 3-G. 843815-6328. BLD

TIKI HUT 1 South Forest Beach Drive at the Beach House. 843-785-5126. OLD

CAHILL’S MARKET & CHICKEN KITCHEN 1055 May River Road. 843-757-2921. LD

TOPSIDE WATERFRONT RESTAURANT Harbour Town, Sea Pines. 843-842-1999. D

CAPTAIN WOODY’S Many restaurants claim to be a favorite of locals. Speaking as locals, one of our favorites is Captain Woody’s. 17 State of Mind St. in the Calhoun Street Promenade. 843-757-6222. www.captainwoodys.com. LDO

TRATTORIA DIVINA 33 Office Park Rd. 843-686-4442. D TRUFFLES CAFE (SEA PINES) Fresh local seafood, Black Angus steaks, baby back ribs, homemade soups and garden salads. 71 Lighthouse Road, Sea Pines Center. 843671-6136, www.trufflescafe.com LD VINE 1 North Forest Beach Drive in Coligny Plaza. 843-686-3900. LD WATUSI A place for breakfast, lunch and coffee. The cafe’s interior mirrors a warm, cozy living room where families and friends can gather and enjoy food in a casual home-style setting. 71 Pope Ave. 843-6865200. www.islandwatusi.com. BL

CHEAP SEATS TAVERN 2 142 Burnt Church Road, 843-837-3287. LD CHEEBURGER CHEEBURGER 108 Buckwalter Parkway. 843-837-2433. LD CHIPOTLE Tanger I Outlet Center. 843-8362442, chipotle.com. LD CHOO CHOO BBQ XPRESS 129 Burnt Church Road. 843-815-7675. LDO CHOW DADDY’S This new restaurant is using local, organic ingredients with meals July 2016 197

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Blackened Redfish

Blackened redfish over red beans & rice, served with a house salad, potatoes au gratin and a vegetable medley. Available at Charlie’s L’Etoile Verte. prepared to order. The menu features salad bowls, sandwiches, tacos, hot bowls, platters and other snacks. The daily happy hour is 4-6 p.m. 15 Towne Drive, Belfair Towne Village, 843-842-2469, chowdaddys.com. LD CLAUDE & ULI’S BISTRO 1533 Fording Island Road. 843-837-3336. LD COCONUTS BAR & GRILLE 39 Persimmon St. 843-757-0602. DO CORKS NEIGHBORHOOD WINE BAR 1297 May River Road. 843-815-5168. DO CORNER PERK CAFE 1297 May River Road. 843-816-5674, cornerperk.com. BL THE COTTAGE CAFE, BAKERY AND TEA ROOM 38 Calhoun St. 843-757-0508. www.thecottagebluffton.com. BL

FIESTA FRESH MEXICAN GRILL 876 Fording Island Road, Suite 1. 843-7067280. LD GIUSEPPI’S PIZZA AND PASTA 25 Bluffton Road. 843-815-9200. LD HANA SUSHI AND JAPANESE FUSION 1534 Fording Island Road. 843-837-3388, hanasushifusion.com. LD HINCHEY’S CHICAGO BAR & GRILL 104 Buckwalter Place, Suite 1A. 843-8365909. LD HOGSHEAD KITCHEN AND WINE BAR 1555 Fording Island Road. 843-837-4647. LD HONEYBAKED HAM COMPANY 1060 Fording Island Rd., 843-815-7388.

THE DEPOT 15 Captains Cove Road, 843-837-1893, thedepotbluffton.com.

ISLAND BAGEL & DELI Fresh baked bagels made from scratch, water boiled and baked each day. Hoagies, salads, pastries and coffee are also served. Sheridan Park. 843-815-5300. BL

DOLCE VITA 163 Bluffton Road, Sutie F. 843-815-6900 D

JAMESON’S CHARHOUSE 671 Cypress Hills Drive, Sun City. 843-705-8200. LD

DOWNTOWN DELI 27 Dr. Mellichamp Drive. 843-815-5005. BL

JIM ‘N NICK’S BAR-B-Q 872 Fording Island Road. 843-706-9741. LD

DOUGH PUNCHERS BAKERY 1536 Fording Island Rd., #104. 843-837-1177.

JUICE HIVE 14 Johnston Way. 843-7572899.

EL SUPER INTERNACIONAL 33 Sherington Drive. 843-815-8113. LD

KATIE O’DONNELL’S 1008 Fording Island Road in Kittie’s Crossing. 843-815-5555. LDO

FARM 1301 May River Road, www.farmbluffton.com. D FAT PATTIES AND SALT MARSH BREWING 207 Bluffton Road, 843-3791500, fat-patties.com. LD FIREHOUSE SUBS 32 Malphrus Road, #109. 843-815-7827. LD

KELLY’S TAVERN 11B Buckingham Plantation Drive. 843-837-3353. BLDO KOBE JAPANESE RESTAURANT 30 Plantation Park Drive. 843-757-6688. LD LONGHORN Inside Tanger I. 843-7057001. LD

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DINING LOS JALAPENO’S MEXICAN GRILL The Bridge Center. 843-837-2333. LD LOWCOUNTRY FLOWER GIRLS Berkeley Place. 843-837-2253. MAY RIVER GRILL 1263 May River Road. 843-757-5755. LD MELLOW MUSHROOM The place where Bluffton’s pizza lovers and beer lovers gather. Outstanding pies made with spring water dough, prepared fresh every day. The ‘Shroom is also a great spot for hoagies, calzones, salads. A large bar and numerous flat screen TVs make it a popular spot for watching sporting events. 872 Fording Island Road. 843-706-0800, mellowmushroom.com. LDO MIDNIGHT BAKER 14 Promenade St. 843815-5355. LB MI TIERRA 27 Dr. Mellichamp Drive. 843757-7200. LD MI TIERRITA 214 Okatie Village Drive. 843705-0925. LD MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL 3 Malphrus Road. 843-837-8722. LD MULBERRY STREET TRATTORIA 1476 Fording Island Road. 843-837-2426. LDS NAPOLI BISTRO PIZZERIA & WINE BAR 68 Bluffton Road. 843-706-9999. LD NEO 326 Moss Creek Village. 843-8375111. LD OLD TOWN DISPENSARY 15 Captains Cove. 843-837-1893. LDO OROBELLO’S BISTRO & PIZZERIA 103 Buckwalter Place, Unit 108. 843-8375637, www.orobellosbluffton.com. LDO OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE 100 Buckwalter Place. 843-757-9888. LD THE OYSTER BAR 15 State of Mind Street. 843-757-5750. LD PANDA CHINESE RESTAURANT 25 Bluffton Road. 843-815-6790. LD THE PEARL KITCHEN & BAR Bringing to Old Town Bluffton a bright, fresh take on the dining experience, The Pearl Kitchen & Bar will please your palate with the freshest of ingredients prepared in a manner that will excite, entice, and keep you coming back for more. 55 Calhoun St., 843-7575511, thepearlbluffton.com/. LD PLANTATION CAFE 1532 Fording Island Road. 843-815-4445.BL POUR RICHARD’S Eclectic, upmarket Southern-American bistro with a local focus and a long wine list. Located in warm surrounds. 4376 Bluffton Parkway. 843-7571999. DO R BAR 70 Pennington Drive. 843-7577264. LD RED FISH Upscale dining at its finest Head chef Chaun Bescos takes advantage of his

close relationship with local growers and farmers markets, tailoring Red Fish’s menu around foods in season. 32 Bruin Road. 843-837-8888. LD RED STRIPES CARIBBEAN CUISINE AND LOUNGE 8 Pin Oak St. 843-757-8111. LDO RIVER HOUSE RESTAURANT 476 Mount Pelia Road in Palmetto Bluff. 843-706-6500. LD RUAN THAI CUISINE II 26 Towne Drive, Belfair Town Village. 843-757-9479. LD SAIGON CAFE 1304 Fording Island Road. 843-837-1800. BLD SAKE HOUSE 1017 Fording Island Road, Suite 105. 843-706-9222. LD SALTY DOG BLUFFTON Tanger II Outlet. Bluffton.saltydog.com, 843-837-3344. LD SIGLER’S ROTISSERIE 12 Sheridan Park Circle. 843-815-5030. D SIPPIN COW 1D Promenade, 843-7575051. BL SOUTHERN BARREL BREWING CO. 375 Buckwalter Place Blvd. 843-837-2337, southernbarrelbrewingco.com. SQUAT N’ GOBBLE 1231 May River Road. 843-757-4242. BLD STOOGES CAFE 25 Sherington Drive. 843706-6178. BL TRUFFLES CAFE Fresh local seafood, Black Angus steaks, baby back ribs, homemade soups and garden salads. 91 Towne Drive Belfair Towne Village. 843-815-5551. trufflescafe.com LD WALNUTS CAFÉ 70 Pennington Drive in Sheridan Park. 843-815-2877. BLS WILD WING CAFÉ (BLUFFTON) 1188 Fording Island Road. 843-837-9453. LD ZEPPLIN’S BAR & GRILL Inside Station 300. 25 Innovation Drive. 843-815-2695. LDO ZOES KITCHEN Tanger I Outlet Center. 843-837-5410. LD

DAUFUSKIE ISLAND EAGLE’S NEST 56 Fuskie Lane, Bloody Point. 843-341-5522. MARSHSIDE MAMA’S CAFE 15 Haig Point Road on County Landing. 843-785-4755. LD OLD DAUFUSKIE CRAB CO 256 Cooper River Landing Rd. 843-7856653. M


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Cutting through media babble after the Orlando shooting Since 1982, depending how you define them, there have been at least 81 public mass shootings across the country.1



“Motives have become complex and, disturbingly, more simple, combined with the widespread availability of powerful weapons. It seems America is the unfortunate battleground for this new chapter in random violence.”

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hat’s more, this style of shooting, perpetrated by an individual rather than a gang, political group, or criminal organization is largely American. From 1966 to 2012, a third of the world’s mass shootings took place here. What’s difficult to swallow is how random they seem, the motives blurry, and the shooter somewhat ordinary. That’s when you become jaded. But the deadliest mass shooting in the US at the Orlando gay nightclub on June 12 brought a sharp new pain to our hearts — and created a lot of incoherent noise. Like the angry buzz of a beehive, the media exploded with presumptions and our presidential candidates, rather than granting space and time to grieve, quickly bended our fears to their will, Hillary Clinton immediately promising more bombings against ISIS and Donald Trump tweeting that he was right to insist on banning Muslim immigrants. Regarding Clinton, alleged Orlando shooter Omar Mateen was hardly affili ted with ISIS (more on that later). Regarding Trump, Mateen was born and bred in America; creating a ban list for all Muslims wouldn’t have prevented this. We must dig deeper, past the media babble. Omar Mateen was about as American as it gets. A son of recent immigrants, Mateen most likely grew up conflicte between the Islamic world he heard about from his father and the diverse fabric of American social life. While his father recalls Mateen sneering at a kissing gay couple, it’s also possible he questioned his own sexuality. It’s been revealed that Mateen had a profile on a gay dating app and hung out several times at the Pulse nightclub. Whether this was an expression of his sexuality or mere stalking of a group he hated remains to be seen. Nevertheless, the shooting itself, while tinged now with the title “terrorist attack,” seems more the act of a violent individual perversely channeling hateful ideologies through a twisted psyche. The homophobic element has been overlooked in most reports and the radical Islam element infl ted. Mateen never communicated with ISIS, only signed off his attack over the phone on their behalf. Any somewhat radicalized person can claim an attack for ISIS. While his dad grew vocally critical of U.S. involvement in his homeland Afghanistan, Mateen didn’t have any connections to terror apart from the Internet, thus why the FBI twice ceased investigations into his behavior. What’s both comforting and unnerving is that Mateen was not part of some cohesive radical group. Nor was he blatantly insane. Though many

friends and co-workers recall his predatory, insensitive behavior and penchant for violent language, that doesn’t always indicate someone will become a mass shooter. This may be why neither his security partner nor his ex-wife reported him to officials All the simple coded warning signs we crave have become skewed in this age of indiscriminate violence. Motives have become complex and, disturbingly, more simple (ie. a fast trigger for violence). Combined with the widespread availability of powerful weapons. It seems America is the unfortunate battleground for this new chapter in random violence. We live in the perplexing age where Santos Rodriguez was shooting virtual targets in the “Rainbow Six” video game when he got a series of texts from his brother, an Orlando victim, shot by real bullets in a real scenario by a real person: “I beenx shot at club…. dying i love u.” “Dead bodies on top of me…. tell everyone i lovethrm.” It took several reassurances to convince Santos that his brother wasn’t joking. This paradox seems uniquely American, a culture so pervaded by violence on the screen that real violence is met with similar disbelief. America has a violence problem. The shootings follow no simple formula and our response mustn’t, either. A healthy debate will not just involve radical Islam, but also psychology, homophobia, and gun control. Unfortunately, this is a much larger box to unpack, likely involving our very essence as a nation, our size, our violent history, and overboiling pot of diversity. It’s time to patiently and persistently ask deeper questions about why this keeps happening. Why didn’t Mateen’s wife warn the police or FBI of an attack she knew Mateen was contemplating? What could be done to encourage relatives and co-workers to speak up? Should there be stricter regulations for obtaining assault rifles What took SWAT three hours to finally confront Mateen? Should first responders take a more aggressive approach? With ISIS showering praise on the attack, our response has played, ironically, into their hands. Talk about the shooting has devolved into simple fear of Muslims and black-and-white debate over guns. If ISIS wants division between Muslims and the secular world ad nauseum until their cherished apocalypse, the media figu es played right into their hands. If we want our children to live without such tragedy, it’s time to turn down the radio static and begin to truly listen. M

1 Mother Jones: “A Guide to Mass Shootings in America.” This article defines them as 4 or more fatalities carried out by a lone shooter in a public place. 2Lankford: “Public Mass Shooters and Firearms: A Cross-National Study of 171 Countries.” 3Namely the hate towards LGBT people and the hate for a secular society. 4Given Mateen seemed ‘cool and collected’ during the shooting, characterizing killers as blood-thirsty animals isn’t always accurate. It seems many simply have no distaste for violence, and somehow see killing as a valid response to their mysterious grievances (which they take to their grave). How 49 mostly gay mostly Latino mostly young people, are now dead for Mateen’s vague politics is beyond me. What message could this possibly convey? 5Even to imagine the scenario of texting while dying is enough to make your head spin.

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