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MAY 2013

12 At the Helm/About the Cover 14 The Vibe The island pursues economic development, we go inside the biggest land deal in town history, and you can check out some fun bangles for spring. 40 Column: Money Report Some FAQs on QE3 By Steven Weber 42 Business: On the Move

Inside the May Monthly Features 28

Cutest Kids 2013 Hundreds of you sent in photos; thousands of you voted. Meet this year’s cutest kid, and take a look at the scores of adorable runners up.


Business: The ties that bind Meet local moms and daughters who turned family ties into the family trade. By Barry Kaufman




Business: A Day at the Office II Bluffton’s BFG Communications, where innovation is fueled by fun. By Michael Paskevich Never retire If you do it right, to retire can be to reset. Meet four locals who saved their best adventures for retirement. By Barry Kaufman




60 Golfer’s Guide Rebirth at Bloody Point and a look back at the 2013 RBC Heritage. By Lance Hanlin 68 Social Spotlight 71 Health: EMS Week First responders spend the week teaching you to save lives. By Lance Hanlin 105 Column: Property Perspectives It’s a great time to buy a vacation rental property. We’ll get you started. By Robert Stenhammer


Medical Guide 2013 Our comprehensive list of the area’s finest medical professionals returns. Take two and call us in the morning.


Home: Art is in the details Tour a stop on the All Saints Garden Tour that pays tribute to the classics. By Barry Kaufman

133 Lowcountry Calendar

On the Waterfront Stroll along Shelter Cove Harbour and lose yourself in the shopping, dining and summertime fun. By Lance Hanlin

162 Where to Eat



130 Column: Secret Places Take a walk along the old antebellum roads that once criss-crossed the island. By Todd Ballantine

160 Column: Big Tastes Get culture in a Grecian whey. By Sally Kerr-Dineen

176 Last Call By Marc Frey

Partner Promotion: ELA’s Blu Water Grille Pull up a chair at a place where the island’s most distinctive views share space with its most tantalizing cuisine.

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The next generation the hundreds of medical professionals in the area to bring you our comprehensive medical guide for 2013. A labor of love doesn’t begin to describe it. See page 73. And before I sign off this month, I want to say goodbye to someone who I’m not technically a mother to, but I have raised from an intern to one of the finest people I’ve ever worked with. Barry Kaufman first showed up as the 19-year-old brother to our photographer looking for some experience in the magazine business. He’ll fill you in on the story on page 26, but I just wanted to say that Barry has been a rock for me, and one of the most professional editors we’ve ever had here at Monthly. He’ll be missed. Next month Lance Hanlin will take over as the managing editor and we are confident that he will continue to fulfill our mission to bring our community together through good stories about good people. So to all the moms out there, Happy Mother’s Day. We hope you enjoy the issue. M

Publisher Lori Goodridge, right, with motherand-daughter Cera Products team Jennifer Rapp and Charlene Riikonen.

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other’s Day has always been an important day for me, as anyone who’s ever known me can attest to. Step into my office and you’ll find that it’s littered with pictures photo by arno dimmling of my daughters Ashley and Brittany. I’m just so proud of the young ladies they turned out to be. This pride in my daughters is something that prompted me to pick the theme for our “The Ties that Bind” story that features moms and daughters in business together, which you will find on page 30. I generally tend to hold down the fort here at Monthly, but this month I decided that I wasn’t going to let the writers and photographers have all the fun, so I was able to ride along with Arno Dimmling on almost all of the photo shoots. I’m glad I did, because these moms and daughters were not only inspiring as entrepreneurs, but as family. It has to be nice to have someone you trust by your side at work. I know it came in handy this month as we as a staff scoured through

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Her prize was a Monthly photoshoot, so photographer Whitney Boring gave the little cutie pie the full Hollywood treatment in a fun spring setting. The results were Awww-inspiring.


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It all starts right here.

Open for Business New committee aims to bring big business to our little island. BY SALLY MAHAN


according to statistics gathered by John Salazar, hospitality management professor at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. Additionally, the town lost some 6,500 jobs from 2007-2010, a $780 million hit on the economy, according to Salazar’s numbers. The town appointed retired IBM executive Jim Gant as head of the four-member committee and retired DuPont executive Terrance Ennis as his deputy. Councilman Bill Harkins served on the committee as a nonvoting member and as liaison to the Town Council.

here’s no question that Hilton Head Island has a lot of qualities that could attract new businesses to the community. After all, who wouldn’t want to live here? We have gorgeous beaches, great golf and tennis, fantastic restaurants and shopping, and a pretty amazing lifestyle. So why is it that between 25 and 40 percent of the commercial space on the island is underutilized? And what can be done about it? The answer to those questions will be tackled in the coming months by a new nonprofit Economic THE COMMITTEE GOES TO WORK “The two top goals Development Corporation currently being “This committee was chartered to look at formed. of the Economic the state of economic development on Hilton While it’s taken a fair amount of time to Development Head Island,” said Gant. “That is, if the town get off the ground, the town and the people Corporation will be to were to implement an economic developworking on pulling it together are hoping proactively understand ment corporation, what would it do? How their efforts pay off in the coming months and what kind of businesses should it operate?” years. we need and how to The committee met every week for 90 days They also recognize it will be a challenge to attract them.” starting in May 2012, culminating in a formal pull new businesses to the island. Jim Gant presentation to the Town Council on Nov. 7, “Right or wrong, the island has had a Economic Development Gant said. reputation as being against development,” The group looked at a variety of factors and Advisory Committee chairman said Jim Gant, chairman of the Economic talked to a variety of potential players. Development Advisory Committee formed For instance, it examined similar communito look at the issue. “That goes back to formation of town. It’s ties in size and demographics and their economic development a different world today as we all know, and there’s not been a efforts. long-term concerted effort to show that Hilton Head is a great “We looked at 17 or 18 communities, several of them place to do business.” tourism-based, around America where they’ve fleshed this issue out and have done a really great job attracting new businesses to ECONOMY TAKES A HIT their communities,” Ennis said. In April 2012, the Economic Development Advisory Gant said they then used that information to build best pracCommittee was formed by the Hilton Head Town Council tices information. to look at out the ins and outs of creating an economic develIn addition to copious amounts of research on the existing opment group to work on attracting new businesses to the economy, its failures and its potential successes, the committee community and to encourage the redevelopment of existing put together some key questions. They included: businesses. There were clearly problems. In 2010-2011, economic activity on the island slid by 16 percent, with the biggest hit being in the real estate industry, 14

What does the committee believe such an entity will accomplish for the economic enrichment of the island?

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Why would such an entity be significantly better for the island community’s economic future than what currently exists in the island’s governance structure? How would such an entity fit in with regional efforts? What capabilities (in the form of knowledge, skills and abilities) would such an entity need to be both successful and sustainable? Ultimately, the committee recommended that an economic development corporation be autonomous and independent of the town, that it have its own volunteer board and a salaried executive director. At a November meeting, the Town Council agreed to set up a corporation and set aside $80,000 for an executive director. At its annual retreat in late November and early December 2012, the council examined the advisory committee’s recommendations and discussed how the corporation would function. In February, the town started advertising for volunteer board members. Applications have been coming in since that time. The Economic Development Advisory Committee was expected to present the Town Council with applicants at the end of April. Ennis and Gant said they were very pleased with the quality of people vying for board seats. “This island is absolutely rich in intellectual capability, where they’ve been, what they’ve done to put businesses together,” Ennis said. Town Councilman John McCann said he is expecting some very strong applications. “When we look at the applications, I think we’re going to see a whole host of talent,” he said. “We’ve been very blessed that on this island there are so many talented people. We definitely want to bring in fresh people, too.” At its April meeting, the Town Council did hit a few snags on how the future Economic Development Corporation board members will be selected and how autonomous the corporation will be. Both of those questions are expected to be answered in the coming weeks. “We are leaning in the direction of having the board members elect future board members, and we could end up with (town Manager) Steve Riley on the board as a non-voting member,” McCann said. The advisory committee also recommended that in addition to approving board members, the Town Council would approve the mission, expectations and

goals of the Economic Development Corporation. While the corporation will likely act independent of the town, said Gant, the purse strings will be controlled by the town. One criticism that’s been launched by some council members is the length of time it’s taken for this idea to get off the ground. But “we can’t walk until we crawl,” Gant said. “We’ve found through our research that this is a long-term, slow process and the comparable cities that got into trouble were the ones that ran out and tried to do this quickly. We need to think of this as long-term.”

WHAT’S NEXT Another concern that’s been raised is how the Economic Development Corporation will differ from other groups, like the Hilton Head-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce and the Lowcountry Economic Alliance. Gant said the corporation will work with the chamber and other economy-driven groups. “The main focus of the chamber has been to attract tourists to Hilton Head,” Gant said. “The two top goals of the Economic Development Corporation will be to proactively understand what kind of businesses we need and how to attract them.” Another concern is what type of businesses the Economic Development Corporation will look to attract. Ennis said that is certainly something the committee has discussed over the past several months. “This island is pretty special and pretty contained,” he said. “You can’t bring in just any business. It has to be an environmental and cultural fit.” Gant added that, “we need to think about what kind of businesses are complementary to the tourism industry. What kind of businesses would mesh well with that? “We also want to look at our population,” he said. “We have affluent seniors here, so health care is certainly an opportunity, understanding that health care is more than a doctor, a nurse and a hospital. We also think that small engineering and technology companies could come here, and that companies that may have a manufacturing plant elsewhere would want to have corporate offices here.” Gant said one of the advantages of the corporation is that it will provide a point of contact for new businesses and act as their advocate. Meanwhile, said Ennis, “we all need to present Hilton Head as a place that is not only open for business, but open for the right kind of business.” May 2013

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effrey Watkins has made a name for himself locally, on Broadway, and on stage around the world as a master of the theatre. This month, he portrays “Sir Dennis Galahad, The Dashingly Handsome” in The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina’s production of Spamalot, and we’re proud to feature him in the first installment of our reinvigorated On the Bench interview as he opens up on being dashingly handsome, his habit of climbing large mountains, and his alarming command of avian aerodynamics.

WHAT IS YOUR NAME? Sir Galahad! Knight of the Round Table, also know as “Dennis the Mudgatherer”

WHAT IS YOUR QUEST? To make it through the show. Oh! I mean to find the Holy Grail. Yeah, definitely the Holy Grail thing


HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ACTING? I started acting in high school and started professionally shortly thereafter. I have been a member of Actors Equity (the professional Actors union) for 20 years.

ARE YOU MARRIED? ANY CHILDREN? I am married to Kathleen Watkins and we celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary during 16

the run of the show. We met on a tour of Jesus Christ Superstar in the early ’90s. She is also in the business. She does a lot of choreographing around town and will be performing in the next show at the Arts Center, “Chicago.” We have two sons Caleb, 11, and Dillon, 9.

WHAT DREW YOU TO THE ROLE OF GALAHAD? His hair. Definitely his hair. I don’t have much of my own to play with anymore so I would like to express my gratitude to whomever agreed to have their glorious blonde locks shorn so that I may once again live in a yesteryear when I had a long flowing Fabio hairdo!

WHAT'S THE VIBE LIKE BACKSTAGE ON OPENING NIGHT? Sheer panic. Pandemonium. Crushed egos, shattered dreams. The occasional unicorn sighting. Typical work environment.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SONG FROM THE SHOW? “The Song that Goes Like This,” getting to reunite with Meredith Inglesby. Meredith and I have performed together many times. The first time was in my first show at the Arts Center, “Some Enchanted Evening” in 2000.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT ACTING? I own and operate a housekeeping business on the island called Best One Cleaners. I started it in 2000. My hobbies include piloting

MEET THE REST OF THE CAST Spamalot the Musical comes to the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina May 1-26. Curtain Tuesday-Saturday is 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. and at 7 p.m. May 26.

small planes, hiking (I hiked up Mount Whitney, the tallest peak in the contiguous U.S., last August). Playing with my family, biking, writing music.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPOT IN THE LOWCOUNTRY TO UNWIND? Pinckney Island! Nothing like a run on the nature preserve to clear your mind.

WHAT IS THE AIRSPEED VELOCITY OF AN UNLADEN SWALLOW? The speed of a flying animal is roughly three times frequency (wing beats per second) times


amplitude (U ≈ 3fA). As a European swallow beats its wings 15 times per second (or 43 times per second as it is incorrectly stated in the show) and has an amplitude of .22 meters per beat we can formulate the following: U ≈ 3fA f ≈ 15 (beats per second) A ≈ 0.22 (meters per beat) U ≈ 3*15*0.22 ≈ 9.9 so using this method leaves us with roughly 9.9 meters per second. Method two for figuring airspeed velocity of a sparrow involves a Google search which returns a value somewhere between 9-11 meters per second or roughly 24 miles per hour.

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The Port Royal

Experiment By Lance Hanlin


n March 5, Hilton Head Town Council approved spending $5 million to purchase 102 acres at Port Royal Plantation. The property consists of a large portion of Planter’s Row Golf Course, located on William Hilton Parkway between Dillon and Union Cemetery roads. It is the largest single parcel the town has ever acquired. “It was a pretty easy decision,” town manager Steve Riley said. “The price was very good – about $50,000 an acre. The last time we built a recreation field on the island, the land cost us about $200,000 an acre. If nothing else, this is a pretty good buy for future recreational needs.” The town purchased the property using its Land Acquisition Program, which was started to help manage and control growth on the island. Since 1991, the town has spent more than $168 million to preserve some 1,300 acres from commercial development. “I have often said that the Land Acquisition Program is one of the most important efforts the town has ever undertaken,” Mayor Drew Laughlin said. “I believe that this purchase, over time and with careful and thoughtful planning, will prove to be the crown jewel of our properties.” Unlike many golf courses that wind through neighborhoods, homes and other properties, Planter’s Row Golf Course is self-contained. Its 1,494 feet of frontage on William Hilton Parkway made it especially attractive to the town, which has been trying to protect a buffer between the environment and U.S. 278 for years. The town’s use of the parcel has not been determined. Riley said the project will take


Go inside the biggest land deal in Hilton Head Town Council history.

a back seat behind the Coligny redevelopment, Chaplin Linear Park and Shelter Cove Waterfront Park projects. Once the sale becomes official this summer, the town will immediately lease the property back to the original owner, Heritage Golf Group, for $1 per year. Riley described the lease as a cost-avoidance measure, saving the town maintenance costs until it can fully focus on the project. In 2008, voters approved a referendum allowing the town to purchase land for parks and open space. The town was approved for $17 million but initially borrowed only $12 million. “We have voter authorization still for that additional $5 million,” Riley said. “It will be structured in such a way that when other debt expires, this will come on board and there won’t be any tax increases.” The parcel is part of Port Royal Plantation’s minimum required open space and is zoned for open space golf. The town first expressed interest in the property last summer but its offer of $1 million was rejected. Gary Dee, executive vice president for Heritage Golf Group, said several groups expressed interest in purchasing the property but his company eventually came to terms with the town. “One big factor was the fact that they were interested, they were able to move in a timely manner and there were no contingencies with their offer,” Dee said. Dee said a sizable amount of the $5 million will go back into the Heritage Golf Group’s other two courses at Port Royal Plantation. “This sale will allow us to undertake some significant capital projects on the golf course and in and around the clubhouse,” Dee said. “It would be hard to fund with just our normal

capital improvement dollars that come from a percentage of revenue. We see it as a win-win for everyone.” Some residents of Port Royal Plantation were disappointed with the decision to sell the property to the town. In September, the Port Royal Plantation Board of Directors approved a deal with The Melrose Co. to develop the land. Dee said Heritage Golf Group was unaware of that agreement and only learned of the deal after it became public knowledge. Bob Kolb, co-founder and CEO of The Melrose Co., said he was contacted last April by former Port Royal Plantation general manager Dan Davis on behalf of the board. “They asked us if we would work on a plan to develop it,” Kolb said. The Melrose Co. came up with a plan featuring three products: 1). Around 50 acres of low-maintenance, lock-and-leave retirement homes, as requested by the Port Royal Property Owners Association. The plan was to build the homes for Port Royal residents interested in downsizing from their larger homes while staying in the plantation. It would have included a sales center, a reception center and four furnished model homes. 2). Around 30 acres for an outpost apartment complex Kolb described as “workforce housing.” Tenants of the multi-family apartments would not have paid Port Royal Plantation POA fees or had access to any of the community’s amenities. 3). A shopping and dining area similar to Main Street Village. The company planned to use Whole Foods Market grocery store as an anchor tenant for the shops and restaurants on Continues on page 20 >>

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Continued from page 18 14 acres at the corner of Dillon Road and U.S. 278. The Melrose Co.’s plan also included giving $2.27 million to the Port Royal Association of Landowners. “Normally when you develop a community like that, you have to put in amenities … swimming pools and stuff like that,” he said. “In this case we were not going to need to do that because the residents would have access to the clubhouse, the beach house and all that. We called it a contribution to amenities. Instead of them giving us a list of things to do, we thought it would be better if we (gave them the money) and they decided what they wanted to do.” Kolb said The Melrose Co. was negotiating a price with the Heritage Golf Group while working with Riley and the town to learn more about zoning and other regulations required to move the project forward. He was not aware the town was also interested in purchasing the property. “As a private developer, we needed to have the property rezoned from its current use,” Kolb said. “We were unable to buy the property or even go to binding contract until we had it rezoned. The town feels like they can rezone property for themselves. They didn’t have the obstacle we had. We had a need to rezone and they didn’t. Their course to the property was much less complicated that ours.” With no immediate plans, Kolb feels the town purchased the property just to keep his company from doing so. He also feels Hilton Head Island is missing out on the new jobs and tax revenue the project would have created. From the town’s perspective, it was a willing buyer purchasing desirable property from a willing seller at a reasonable price, without compromising the land’s intended use. “This is part of required open space for Port Royal,” Riley said. “It has no allowable density associated with it. On an island with a 30-year history of trying to control growth, I don’t know why anybody thought we were suddenly going to no longer care about open space requirements or start creating developments where there were none before.” 20



Editor’s Note: In celebration of the 350th anniversary of the sighting of Hilton Head Island, and the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Town of Hilton Head Island, a group of volunteers are organizing a 350/30 year anniversary blowout to commemorate both events with a town open house Sept. 30 and a beach party Oct. 5. Monthly proudly presents the following, the second in a series of historical articles leading up to the event.


fter crossing the bridge to Hilton Head Island, you will find yourself on Jenkins Island. It extends to mile marker 1, where Hilton Head Island actually begins. Located in what is the “tongue of the shoe” that is Hilton Head is a separate island, home to Jenkins Island Cemetery. This native islander cemetery is tucked away down a littleused road. Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church maintains this cemetery as well as Talbird Cemetery, located in Hilton Head Plantation by Skull Creek Marina, and Elliott Cemetery, also in Hilton Head Plantation, in Dolphin Head Park. Jenkins Island Cemetery has at least 40 graves. Although there was a Plantation House and according to the 1800 census, 100 slaves lived and worked on the property, as yet, there is no evidence of any of them being buried in this cemetery. The cemetery is on Skull Creek, because spiritual beliefs also led native islanders to bury their deceased close to the water. Named Hogg Island in 1733 and later John’s Island, on the 1783 Mosse Survey, it is Talbird Island, while the 1873 Navy Map marked it

Pope’s Island. The 315 acre plantation, between Skull and Crooked Creek, was owned by Issac Rippon Jenkins and still bears his name. The recent history of the island began in the 1930s when Thorne and Loomis owned the island. The Hack family, who owned the Hilton Head Company, purchased the land from them and sold the land to Windmill Harbour Company which began development in 1981, said JR Richardson, President of the company. Richardson sold the Skull Creek side of the island to the Town of Hilton Head Island in 1986. There are over a dozen native islander cemeteries on Hilton Head Island revealing the rich history of the Lowcountry. Suggested Reading: “Lay Down Body — Living History In African American Cemeteries” by Roberta Hughes Wright and Wilbur B. Hughes III.


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t’s been more than a year since we first asked you to start putting some mileage on your Monthly by taking us along on your adventures, and you’re not showing any signs of stopping. And that’s great, because we’re racking up those frequent flier miles. Share your adventures with Monthly by emailing photos to

Windmill Harbour resident Margaret McManus shared her Monthly with friends while on safari in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve, Zululand in South Africa.

Armando Aseneta and Sandro Virag, owners of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Bluffton, took their Monthly to the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

Leigh Ann Caruso took her Monthly to Angel Fire Resort in New Mexico.

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t Maurice and Diane LaRoche took their Monthly with them for a great day of skiing at Wildcat Mountain, Pinkham Notch, N.H. tt Rabbi Dr. Arthur Segal, of Hilton Head, and the chefs of Holland America’s Zuiderdam, prepared Passover seder, while transiting the Panama Canal. 24

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Goodbye, farewell and amen editor’s note /

invoking the Insanity clause Of the 78 issues in which I’ve served as assistant, associate, managing, or just plain editor, none of them can match the pride I felt in appearing on the cover in full Santa regalia in our Dec. 2005 edition. I played Santa again two years later on our cover, but not on a beach in 70 degree weather.



arrived in the Lowcountry a broke college graduate with a used Saturn, a dog, a few hundred bucks, and a handful of writing clips (most of them for this very magazine) to my name. My reasons for coming here were probably the same as yours: I’m from Ohio. It was intimidating at first, cracking this nut. I took a job answering phone calls for a pool company while freelance writing gigs (all of them for Monthly) let me pursue the illusion that I was a writer. Even when a full-time job opened up at Monthly as an assistant editor, the island’s impenetrable inner shell held firm. I remember judging WingFest that first year, and struggling to find something to say to then-Mayor Tom Peeples and then-Carolina Morning News Editor Kyle Poplin. After all, who the hell was I? They were movers and shakers around here. I was a few years removed from answering angry phone calls about pool skimmers. My brother, who had long been a fixture around here, helpfully nudged me and said, “say something, dammit.” I didn’t. Years later, though, I’d share a few drinks and a lot of laughs with Tom and his lovely wife over some ribs and chili, and afterward he’d always have a smile for me when we’d meet. And in the few months I would eventually work for him at Bluffton Today, Kyle would become someone I considered a mentor.

I can’t really pinpoint a moment where I felt like I belonged here. But it came. And this place became my home, the people I see every day became my family. It may be something our visitors haven’t put much thought into, but this is a very small town. You see the same people out on the town at night as you saw in meetings during the day. I was blessed that I genuinely liked almost all of those people immensely. Which makes what comes next so hard. I’m leaving here sometime this month for a new opportunity in New York. It’s something I do for myself and for my family, but it’s not something I do out of any lack of love for the little slice of the South that has been so good to me these 11 years. This probably shouldn’t affect you too much, unless we’re friends (and I hope we are, in your estimation). Monthly will continue to set the standard for local media, under the steady hand of Lance Hanlin. Right at this very moment, some kid is driving a beat-up Saturn down from Ohio hoping to land a magazine job. The world keeps on turning. Those godawful flyovers will still be built. The people around the airport will still continue fighting the good fight. Native islanders will still continue to be tragically underrepresented in our local conversation. Bess’ will still continue to make the

cloudy special, a sandwich that tastes like what an angel’s laughter sounds like. But before this island continues to turn without me, I want to thank some people. Everyone here at Monthly (both this time and last time) for letting me be a part of the festivities, especially Jeremy and Charles in the art department for all the late night chicanery, and to my boss and dear friend Lori who took a huge gamble on some kid from Ohio. I also need to thank all the writers who make this magazine amazing, especially the former editors with whom I could commiserate, and everyone at the old Bluffton Today and The Boot and The Jet Stream who gave me three whirlwind years. I’d also like to thank my brother, Rob, without whom none of this would have happened. Of all the professionals I’ve worked with here, he’s the only one who ever shot me in the leg with a BB gun. Not for nothing, he also taught me how to read. Many of you who know him may have just realized we’re brothers. We get that a lot. And lastly, at the risk of pandering, I’d like to thank you, the community. Getting out and meeting you, or as many of you as I could, has made this whole adventure what it is. You live in a very special place, and don’t you ever forget it. It’s been the ride of a lifetime, but it’s time for me to get off. You stay on and have fun.

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A POEM FROM HOME We are HHI part timers with a home in Hilton Head Plantation. We stay connected by receiving Hilton Head Monthly. We love it and really look forward to it each month. My eight-year-old granddaughter,

Samantha Crown, was visiting for a few days and decided to write a poem. Here it is for your consideration. I know it would be a great encouragement to her to see it in your magazine! HILTON HEAD ISLAND The pool and ocean splash, The smell of palm fills the air, The morning feels cool, The humid air feels nice, The place for me, The place I want to be, Where could it be? Hilton Head Island Watch out for the bees!

Our tradition of giving continues with this month’s featured Swag Club item, environmentally friendly paper towels. Swag Club member Marie Holzwasser took these home and a few spills later had this to say: Just a quick note to let you know that I’m in love with the bamboo paper towels I swagged. I’ve been using them on my spring cleaning projects and they work so much better than microfiber cloths. They are not only washable but also reusable with no linty residue. Woohoo... they’re the next best thing to sliced bread! Want in on some free stuff? Monthly emails Swag Club members whenever we get new free stuff from PR companies. We give the free stuff to Swag Club members in exchange for a short review. Join by emailing with the subject header “SWAG CLUB.”

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CONTEST F or the first time ever, this year’s Cutest Kid contest drew almost exclusively from our thousands of fans on Facebook. We had a feeling response would be pretty strong (after all, what is Facebook for if not showing off pictures of your kids?), and sure enough, as soon as we put the call out in our eNewsletter and on our Facebook page, the photos started streaming in. Hundreds of you sent in photos. Thousands of you voted, shared with your friends, and spread the word throughout the social media world. But as with any contest, there can be only one winner, and the adorable Sophie took top prize and won her very own photoshoot. Congrats, Sophie!

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These area businesses bring “Take your daughter to work day” to a whole new level.

The Ties that Bind Part 1


Mothers may fight with daughters. Daughters may spend their formative years embarrassed by their moms. But the bond they share through it all, from the playroom to the boardroom, is a unique kind of love. It’s the mentoring guidance of a trusted advisor. It’s the support structure of a close sisterhood. It’s the invaluable bond of a best friend. And if you take that sort of relationship into a business, as you’re about to see, it makes for one happy family. May 2013

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She’s so supportive. I can count on her always.”

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It’s barely daybreak when the first parents start filing into Amazing Creations Early Childhood Education Center. Eyes bleary and breath thick with coffee, they wrangle children who have been going strong since 6 a.m. and negotiate car seats, boosters and baby carriers as they deliver their charges to another day of learning. And while the parents are barely awake, the kids are wide eyed with excitement. It’s hard not to be excited, when the day ahead could include anything from crafts and puzzles to visits from firefighters and police officers. This atmosphere of fun exploration and learning was created by two women, Marsha Davis and Cathy Ferguson. They’ve been business partners since 1998, but their relationship began much earlier, before Cathy was born. Because these two, like a surprising number of area entrepreneurs, are mother and daughter. “I’m her right-hand person and she’s mine,” Davis said. “We just make a total package.” “She’s so supportive,” Ferguson added. “I can count on her always.” The pair’s lifelong bond works for them as the emotional core of Amazing Creations, an adventure they’ve shared through new locations, extended growth and a slew of accolades along the way including several Hilton Head Monthly Readers’ Choice Awards. Even before that, they worked together at the family air conditioning business. There is such a comfort and familiarity between the two that if you ask about any hesitations they might have had about mingling family and business you’ll get an answer of “none” in stereo. In fact, the only time their relationship as mother and daughter works against them is when they try to vacation together. “We went on vacation last month, and that was the first time in 15 years we’d ever taken a vacation together,” Ferguson said. And while family dynamics are like snowflakes, no two being alike, there seems to be a common thread that binds mother and daughter that just seems to work in a business relationship. “Psychologically, remember that women seek fairness while men seek the win,” said Debi Lynes, a licensed therapist with a PhD in psychology. “So in many ways it makes sense that the girls pull it together so that everyone feels treated with fairness. Thus, happy business partners.” It makes sense, especially when you sit down with some of the amazing mother/daughter teams that populate the Lowcountry. May 2013

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Cut to later in the day, a table right up front at Red Fish as the lunch rush begins. Lottie Woodward and her daughter, Courtney Woodward May, are attempting to illustrate how their connection as mother and daughter fuels their partnership at the Woodward Davis Team. We say attempting, because every few minutes another old friend walks by, another trusted client, another neighbor for whom everything must stop while warm greetings and hugs are exchanged. This rich social network is a side effect of the job, the lunchtime routine of more than 30 years in local real estate. “I promise not to talk to anyone else,” said Woodward after one meetand-greet, before returning to her point, which was, ironically, her love of people. “That’s the thing about Hilton Head. It’s a relationship business.” Woodward should know, having sold real estate on the island since the late ‘70s while meeting pretty much everyone who calls Hilton Head home. “It helps when you’re selling a house if you’ve already sold that same house four or five times,” she said, her deadpan sense of humor sparkling. “Those houses she sold four times? I was the kid sitting out in the car waiting for her to get those contracts,” May said with a grin and her own

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deadpan style. May grew up in the world of real estate, helping her mom stage houses, learning what flowers work best by the front door, and seeing first-hand what it takes to make that sale. It’s a lifetime of experience at the apron strings of a real estate juggernaut that she’s bringing to bear as her mother introduces her to the family business. But there’s one thing that can’t be taught, and that’s personality. And if you’ve met Woodward, you know she has personality to spare. Her daughter is no different. “She’s been saying for years she either needed a wife or she needed to clone herself,” May said. “So I’m a little bit clone, a little bit wife.” “I came here as a single parent in 1979, and all my competitors had wives. They’d come in to order drapes for the office, or whatever was needed, and I never had that. I said if I couldn’t get a wife, I’d get my daughter. Since I’m not marriage material.” The self-deprecating humor draws another round of laughter. Theirs is an easygoing bond, born of having such similar personalities. But has it ever worked against them? “Not yet,” they both said in unison. And the laughter resumed.

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Sometimes the personalities of a mother and a daughter mesh so well that they complement each other perfectly. Sometimes so much so it can be hard to tell them apart. But what about when their personalities are so close that, as tends to happen sometimes with parents, conflict ensues? Can that too-close-for-comfort dynamic work in a business setting? If you were to sit down with mother and daughter team Barbara Blackburn and Brittney Sell, you’d know that it can. For the last 18 months, the pair has been working together in the business that Blackburn founded 25 years ago, Compu-Pays Payroll Services. And while the smiles and laughter flow easily in the small office they share in Windmill Harbour, it wasn’t always like this. “As close as we were, we used to have a volatile relationship,” Sell explained. “She was the mother, I was the daughter. If I stepped out of line, she’d throw me back in line… And when we started working together, the personality clashes that we thought would work against us actually helped us work together.” A volatile relationship can add pressure to a business. However, combine the stressors of a small workplace, constant deadlines, and a newborn (Sell’s first-born daughter, who came to work with her until 18 months “She wasn’t very good at filing so we had to let her go,” Blackburn joked) and you have a unique kind of pressure — one that makes exquisite diamonds. “There’s no one else I would trust more,” Blackburn said, exchanging a smile with her daughter. Today, the two realize that the differences that may have made for a tumultuous few years now create a situation where one is the yin to the other’s yang. “It helps us both,” Sell said. “If you have frustrations at work, a lot of times you can’t go to your boss about it, because you don’t want to seem like you’re complaining. But if one of us is about to blow their top, we really calm each other down.” In addition to a cool rapport, the pair have also found a new respect for one another. Blackburn started the company in 1987 while working for Hilton Head Hospital. Over time, the client base for her side business grew to the point where she could do it full time in 1997. “I just stepped out there and thought, ‘What’s the worst that can happen?’ At the time, it seemed so insurmountable,” she said. “She went out and beat the pavement,” Sell said. “I could never do that. I came in here thinking I was a hotshot because I’d been a payroll manager elsewhere at large companies and thought I knew everything. Then I get here and my jaw drops seeing her take care of situations she’s presented with.” And while they still find time to spar, it’s done with love and respect. “She’s definitely a great mentor,” Sell said. May 2013

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Sometimes, the worlds of business and family intersect in some profound ways. The world doesn’t always go according to plan. Tragedy strikes. And when it does, there’s no one who can help carry you through it like your children. Charlene Riikonen formed Cera Products in Maryland in 1993 with an idea for a new kind of drink, that would take hydration to the next level. Working with doctors from Johns Hopkins and the Mayo Clinic, Riikonen was able to refine her original formulation for a rice-based hydration product until it had been perfected, patented and ready to ship. Now, the company is a global force, with specialized thirst-quenching hydration products aimed squarely at athletes, our troops and law enforcement. Riikonen, along with her husband Esko, took the brand to astonishing new heights, establishing part-time headquarters in Hilton Head while maintaining ties to Maryland. In 2008 Riikonen’s daughter, Jennifer Rapp, came aboard and utilized her medical background and natural athletic inclination to boost sales. “I was a stay-at-home mom, with a degree in health science, and I’d worked for several health care companies,” Rapp explained. “I’d been involved in sales and was very successful at it.” Rapp was learning the ropes handily, crisscrossing the country solo and with her mom, when her worth as a daughter-slash-employee became critical. Esko was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. At their most optimistic, the doctors would only give him 10 months to live. “Without Jenn around, it would have been even more devastating,” Riikonen said. “It was really critical, not only as emotional support for me, but also to keep the business running.” In the face of that kind of loss and sadness, Rapp held down the fort while Riikonen traveled back and forth to Charleston for Esko’s treatments. This past September, after 18 months of fighting, Esko passed away. The scars are still fresh, but the confidence these two have in one another and what they do refuses to falter. To hear them talk, they sound like nothing less than the perfect partners. Rapp, the laid-back rudder to Riikonen’s vivacious Type A personality. Riikonen, the coach to Rapp’s tenacious ability as a salesperson. It’s the best of both family and business, and the next generation is already getting involved. “We just sponsored the Palmetto Bluff Half Marathon,” Rapp said. “And my four kids were all decked out in Cera Sport gear… they do flavor testing, too. They’re into it. They tell people at school about it. And they know Granny’s the boss.” “It’s nice to have everyone together,” Riikonen added. And as to the flipside of the mother-daughter dynamic, the one that can lead to the occasional butting of heads? These two have a way to manage that as well. “The best thing is to have Jen make her case. It’s yes or no,” said Riikonen, adding with a smile, “But I’m the majority shareholder.” Rapp returns the smile, adding, “She always tells me to write a report.” “Yeah, but that’s part of management,” returned Riikonen. May 2013

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QE, or quantitative eas­ ing, is the controversial monetary policy that some have credited for helping us survive the economic meltdown. Others, however, blame QE for running up our debt to unsustainable levels and making damaging inflation a near certainty. It has been stopped and restarted a number of times, has been subjected to much debate within both the Fed and in Congress, and is now in its third (some say fourth) iteration. Here is a brief primer on this much debated strategy.

What is QE? Quantitative easing is a policy of economic stimulus that is implemented when the Federal Reserve buys U.S. Government bonds from its member banks. This removes the bonds from the bank’s balance sheets, and provides them cash to lend and support the economy.

Did this start the crisis of 2008? No, the Fed has always used this strategy (albeit in a much smaller fashion) to make adjustments to the money supply. The policy took on a new dimension in 2007 as the financial crisis loomed, and the traditional tools of the Fed, the discount rate and the Fed funds rate, were at near zero, and no longer effective.

Where does the Fed get money to buy these? The Fed creates reserve credits in the member bank’s accounts when 40

they purchase the bonds. You’ve heard people say that the Federal government can print money? Well, this is how it’s done.

In what ways does this benefit the economy? If banks keep reserves of 10 percent when they lend, each $10 million in credits will enable the bank to make loans of $100 million. This provides money to businesses, consumers, and homebuyers, stimulating demand. Also, the increase in money supply tends to keep the dollar lower against other currencies, making our exports more competitive in global markets, and our stock markets more attractive to foreign investors.

How has the policy been implemented? QE1, in November 2008, was a direct response to the housing bubble deflating and the ensuing financial collapse. The Fed began purchase of $700 billion of mortgage backed securities (MBS) and other bonds, paused briefly, and restarted in March 2009 as equity markets fell to new lows, buying an additional $750 billion more in MBS, $100 billion in debt from Fannie May and Freddie Mac, and $300 billion in Treasuries. It was considered critical to move mortgage-backed securities, many of which had implicit government backing and were now nearly worthless, off the balance sheets of major banks and onto the balance sheet of the Fed, to nurse the banking sector back from near collapse. QE1 ended in June 2010.

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What about QE2 and QE3? While new funds flowed into banks and onto their balance sheets, they remained reluctant or unable to lend. Credit standards had been tightened, businesses were unwilling to borrow to expand, and consumers had not yet regained confidence. To prevent the economy from losing ground, the Fed announced a new round of easing, QE2, between November 2010 and June 2011, buying an additional $700 billion in Treasury notes and bonds. The third round of quantitative easing, QE3, began in September 2012, as Congress was paralyzed by the coming elections, unable to compromise on taxes or spending, and facing a “fiscal cliff� with uncertain economic implications. The Fed instituted purchase of another $85

billion in mortgage-backed securities; for the first time, though, the Fed announced some specific targets to end the QE program of monetary stimulus begun in 2007. In addition to its previously announced 2 percent inflation target, the Fed made it known it would use an unemployment rate of 6.5 percent as a benchmark to dial down the easing.

Have events since 2007 changed the role of the Federal ReservE? Some would say yes. The traditional role of the Fed since the great Depression has been to prevent uncontrolled inflation, monitor the money supply, and provide a safety net of last resort in an economic crisis. Chairman Bernanke has certainly accomplished these objectives. However, by linking the end of QE3

to specific employment goals, the Fed seems to have taken a more proactive role than ever before in promoting economic recovery through employment.

What are the risks? Some would say that the damage has been done already, that too much money has flooded the economy and will inevitably lead to inflation, even hyper-inflation. Should employment and wages begin to accelerate beyond the capacity of the economy to produce goods and services, this could become a reality. On the other hand, if the Fed ends its program too soon, the fragile recovery could stumble, asset prices, especially real estate, could begin to fall again, and layoffs and unemployment could begin to climb. In this scenario, it would be difficult, near

impossible to restart another round of stimulus. The Fed is involved in a precarious balancing act with no clear roadmap, and markets remain divided. Still, we have covered much challenging ground since 2008. We may soon find out whether the side effects of the medicine that made us better turn the economy in a different and unexpected way. M Gloria Harris is director of client services and Steven Weber is the senior investment advisor for The Bedminster Group, a registered investment advisor providing investment management, estate and financial planning services. The information contained herein was obtained from sources considered reliable. Their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. The opinions expressed are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those from any other source.

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The newly renovated Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa announced the appointments of Tim Freisen as general manager, Gail Wargo as director of sales & marketing, and Jim Barnett as director of food & beverage. Freisen is a 14-year Starwood veteran who has held a variety of leadership roles throughout his career, including general manager for The Westin Chicago River North, The Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers and The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport Hotel. Wargo is a recent retiree from Marriott International, where she served over 30 years in sales leadership. Barnett joins the resort from The Westin Book Cadillac, where he most recently served as “Chef and B,” overseeing all food and beverage operations at three restaurants, in-room dining and catered affairs including weddings, corporate galas and meetings. Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort welcomes Linda Prosser to its team. As director of sales/assistant food and beverage director, Prosser will be responsible for marketing the resort as well as coordinating events and conventions. Prosser has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Brittney Barton has joined the staff of FACES DaySpa as a licensed nail technician and cosmetologist. Originally from Michigan, she has been in the industry for the past three years. Her specialties include gel manicures and stone pedicures. LaToya Johnson has joined the staff of FACES DaySpa as a licensed nail technician and cosmetologist. A long-time resident of the area, she specializes in spa manicures and pedicures.

hhi beach and tennis announces renovations Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort announces the completion of a variety of renovation projects in order to provide better dining and service options. Gatorz Pizza and Wingz is a new restaurant that replaces the convenience store. Gatorz provides both eat in and take out service. For seafood, the newly opened Carolina Seafood House is a more refined dining experience with lagoon views. Carolina Seafood House is under new management as well. The most extensive renovation was for HHIB&T’s Beach Bar, Jamaica Joe’z. Not only was the menu revamped, but new tile flooring, bar top, bar stools, paint, decor and cabinetry was added. Beyond the restaurants, HHIB&T has also renovated the Ballroom space in order to accommodate up to 1,000 guests for large functions such as weddings, meetings and other social events. The Ballroom is a multifunctional space that can be sectioned off into smaller rooms and there are multiple break out rooms for meetings and another multi-use space that can accommodate 200.

Beaufort Memorial Coastal Care MD welcomes Mary Beth Donovan, a boardcertified acute care nurse practitioner. Donovan will support Dr. Clark Trask, facilitating faster access to medical care for patients. Donovan received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and her master of science degree in nursing from the University of South Alabama in Mobile. In addition, she completed 600 clinical hours in critical care/internal medicine, infectious disease, cardiology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, burns, endocrinology, neurology, nephrology, hematology/oncology and emergency medicine. Dawn Butler, formerly a stylist at Sassy Shears, now practices at Lush Salon 200. TJ Heffner, REALTOR® has joined

Schembra Real Estate Group, Inc. Heffner grew up on Hilton Head and Daufuskie Islands. After school, he relocated to the La Jolla, Calif., area and

worked in the property management business and continued in this business on Hilton Head Island after returning to the Lowcountry. He will be focusing on island-wide real estate sales at the Shelter Cove Plaza office. Gateway Realty announces the addition of two real estate professionals, Bill Osler and Jennifer Auld. Osler began his real estate career in Audobon, New Jersey after attending the University of Tampa. He moved to Hilton Head in 1980 with his wife and four children. Osler’s South Carolina real estate career has included experience as a sales agent, broker-incharge, and sales manager of some of the largest and most successful firms on Hilton Head. Auld graduated from the College of Charleston in 1999. She then moved to Bluffton where she worked as a sales associate for Centex Homes for four years. Auld received Centex’s award for Salesperson of the Year. She has specialized in real estate in the Crescent, Eagle’s Pointe, Hidden Lakes and Pinecrest.

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Affordables apparel officially open A grand ribbon cutting was held last month for the grand opening of Affordables Apparel. From left to right, Cecilia Ansola, Helen Donelan Price, Ron Kirby, Nora Innis, Zack Kelly, Chelsea Innis, Brittany Kalivas, Jonas Amick, Melanie Amick, Lyndon Amick, Drake Amick, Arden Amick, Billy Amick (with scissors) and Gary Maurer were all on hand. Affordables Apparel is located in the Fresh Market Shoppes.

Missi Colella has joined the staff of Deborah Roncarati Salon as a new stylist. In addition to the cut and color services Colella offers, she is now taking appointments for the salon’s new blow-dry bar.

World Design Marketing has appointed Amber Cohick to the

position of marketing coordinator. She will oversee the company’s day-to-day operations as well as head WDM’s Public Relations efforts. Cohick graduated from Penn State in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations accompanied by minors in business and English.

Church Mouse Thrift Shop has moved The Church Mouse Thrift Shop & Boutique has moved to a new location at 78 Arrow Rd. next to Picture This Gallery. The new location, less than a mile away from the old location, offers 3,000 square feet of additional size. 843-785-2322 May 2013

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Chris Haro has joined Keller Williams as a full-time REALTOR® and real estate marketer. With 10 years of Internet marketing experience, Haro became a licensed agent in the Hilton Head/Bluffton area in 2010.

The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation has announced that two new directors have joined its board. Elizabeth “Liz” Clist and Stephen R. Duvall will begin their terms at the April board meeting. Clist brings more than 30 years of board, sales, and marketing experience to the TCL Foundation. Locally, Clist was one of the founders of Women



in Philanthropy. Duvall is the executive vice president for strategic account development for CareCore National, LLC. Duvall has 29 years of sales and sales management experience within a broad array of healthcare disciplines including managed care, long term care, pharmacy, and specialty benefit management. Stephen “Bev” Brodie, threetime winner of Best Mechanic in Bluffton, has joined the staff of H&H Auto Service, Inc.

South Carolina Bank and Trust (SCBT) has named Donna S. Pullen senior vice president. Pullen joined

cosley opens eithneco For as long as she can remember, Heather Eithne Cosley has experimented with bringing her vision and imagination to life. As a talented artist and designer inspired by individuality, color, and spirit, Cosley has perfected the art of wearing and living what she feels. In early 2013, she decided to share her life’s work with the world and started eithneco LLC, creating one-of-a-kind artistic fashions. Eithneco’s success lies in Heather’s unwavering attention to quality and customization. No two eithneco pieces are the same and Heather works very hard to provide a personal touch to everything that leaves the office. From bags to baby slings, and accessories to armoires, eithneco is more than a boutique. It is a lifestyle. 903-484-6326, 44

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Keasling honored at national stylist awards Danielle Keasling, (pictured, center) owner of Salon Karma, was recently named a finalist for her work in hair extensions at the 2013 Stylist Choice Awards held in Chicago. She was presented in front of hundreds of industry leaders and influential hair stylist in the business.

SCBT in 2001 as vice president and retail sales manager and, in 2005, was promoted to director of public relations and special projects. She also serves as the bank’s historian. With 25 years of experience in marketing and public relations, she earned a BA in advertising and public relations from the University of South Carolina with a cognate in business administration.

AWARDS, ACHIEVEMENTS AND ACCOLADES Main Street Inn and Spa, operated by Patton Hospitality Management, has been awarded the prestigious honor of a 2014 AAA Four Diamond rating. This is the second year that the Main Street Inn has won the award. Robert Parody, CCM, director of food and beverage of Sea Pines Country Club achieved

the designation of certified club manager with the Club Managers Association of America.

NEW NAMES AND LOCATIONS Amy Lee Hamilton, a Hilton Head Island local for more than two years, has recently opened The Salon at Indigo Pines. A full service hair salon for men, women and children. Featuring Paul Mitchell color, perms, smoothing treatments & facial waxing. Manicures and pedicures are also on the menu. 843-605-4336 Kat Bishop has opened Kreative Kreationz @ Kaleidoscope Salon Studios at 4 Burr Way in Bluffton next to the Post Office and Library. Bishop has been a hairdresser for 10 years, specializing in both men and women’s haircuts. Kreative Kreationz is a private, affordable and multi-cultural hair studio. M May 2013

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Just another day at the Office


EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second in a series in which Monthly will spend a day visiting different offices, business and workplaces around the area. This series concludes next month with a tour of J. Banks Design.




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There’s nothing distinguished about the exterior of BFG Communications in Bluffton. It looks like any other warehouse district office space, with a pair of low rise metal-sided structures surrounded by a packed parking lot. Step inside, however, and it feels like entering a hipster’s dream world, where the workaday fuses with the dimly lighted anti-establishment vibe of an underground nightclub. A video wall beams over the front desk which sits on unfinished concrete flanked by street-themed art (OK, graffiti) spray-painted on block walls. CEO Kevin Meany, who founded the multi-purpose media firm 17-years ago out of his living room, is clad in basic black as he guides an intrigued visitor into an office where a Flaming Lips rock poster hangs alongside a signed kick drum head from the Black Keys and memorabilia presented t

by friend and long-time running mate Ringo Starr. Just what goes on around here, anyway? Meany smiles and explains. Turns out this is the national headquarters for a firm with 20-plus offices across the country that’s dedicated to giving corporate clients – Coca-Cola and Whirlpool among them – a fresh approach to moving more product. “What we do is give them integrated marketing, communication and strategic digital development,” says Meany. “In the old days, television, print, and web sites were treated as separate entities. The conglomerates that own media companies and do billions of dollars in business couldn’t get it right, because their departments all had separate goals. We’re deep generalists here, and that helps make things easier.” Current contracts include a multi-million dollar mission

Opposite: Kevin Meany, CEO of BFG Communications

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Office Space: Rosie the Robot guards the door of the conference room, while above, this little slice of the streets greets visitors when they enter BFG.

to promote parks and tourism in South Carolina and ongoing work with musicians that includes promotion of the South by Southwest music festival out of a BFG office in Austin, Texas. A tour reveals a maze of esoterically appointed individual spaces, a conference room that features electronic drums and amps for jam sessions and a staff that generally favors hoodies and denim over corporate duds. Maybe this is ‘Mad Men’ for a new generation. There is no guilty shuffling of papers as Meany walks by, instead there are smiles and waves of recognition from workers huddled together in hallways or glassed-in areas where writable 48

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walls allow for instant inspiration. Dogs roam freely and lighting stays dim to enhance computer screen resolution for a cadre of copywriters and digital and software engineers. It’s hardly a punch-the-clock environment – one employee is still in pajamas after working an all-nighter on a web launch – and Meany strives to keep the job site interesting. Food trucks sometimes show up unannounced with free vittles and he confirms reports of cooler races in the parking lot plus the occasional afternoon beach or golf breaks when the weather’s right. “We all spend a lot of time here, and the culture is one of discovery

and making sure we’re thinking a bit differently about things,” he says. “It’s all about creativity and doing everything we can to make the environment more fun and stimulating.” Only problem today is finding more space for 160 fulltimers who are already using up every inch of the complex’s 26,000-square-feet as BFG expands. Meany is seeking added space in Savannah and considering construction of a brand new building in Bluffton. But he’s wary about both options. “I don’t want to lose what we’ve created here. There’s kind of an organic yet campy feel that makes this place special.” M

Coming next month: Our “Just Another Day at the Office” series concludes with a tour of J Banks Design. May 2013

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monthly | RETIREMENT


For years, the question has been ‘what do you do?’ It’s time to make the question ‘what do you want to do?’




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Chuck Copley the wild blue yonder


here’s a date somewhere down the road. Maybe for you it’s years away. Maybe it’s tomorrow. It’s the day that you will wake up, breathe deep, and have absolutely nothing to do that day. There will be no deadlines, no meetings, no projects, no emails requiring your urgent attention. The crush of traffic on the way to the office will flow on without you. The crisis will strike at work and it will be someone else’s problem. The hissing white noise of your 9-to-5, which has come to define your life for entirely too long, will abruptly stop. And on that day, you will immediately find yourself bored. Sitting still is for oil paintings. Not for a dynamic, energetic spirit such as yourself. But what is there to do? Simply put, everything. There is a world full of passions, pursuits and adventures just waiting to be discovered. And with that 9-to5 out of your way, it looks your schedule is wide open. This is your time. The time where you draw a line under the person you were yesterday and begin defining who you will be tomorrow. You are no longer what you used to do for a living. You’re something better. But what will that something be? For inspiration, here are a few locals who turned retirement into redefinition.

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••• The deck was hovering just around 500 feet, a thick woolly grey bank of clouds just sitting above the island, when I caught up with Chuck Copley. Copley was occupying a corner table at Signature Flight Support, a high-end reception area where the old May 2013

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Hilton Head airport once stood. His direct gaze and firm handshake belied a lifetime spent in business, but the way his gaze would flit over to his iPad whenever the crackle of radio tower traffic would erupt forth showed that this man’s first passion was flying. “My poor wife, who I married in 1971. Mary. Has been listening to this obsession of mine since she’s known me,” he said. “She’s probably tired of it, but tolerates it because it’s always been one of my two loves; her and flying. It’s hard to shake.” Which is what brings us to a man, an airport, and an iPad. Baseball fans know the stance well from the old days: the devotee sits forward on his seat, eyes mere slits of concentration, head cocked, ear perked waiting for the next detail to come from a transistor radio. But in this modern world, the transistor radio has been replaced by an iPad, and for Chuck Copley, America’s pastime is nothing next to aviation. Especially when a burst of indecipherable pilot jargon issues forth on a cloudy day. “He missed his approach. You’ll 52

hear it in a minute,” he said with an almost giddy smile. Sure enough, moments later the building shook with the tremor of nearby jet engines straining to pull out of a landing. “Now he’ll have to call it in,” Copley continued, sounding like he was listening to Game 7 of the World Series. Indeed, the iPad shortly confirms: Three-eight-niner with a miss. “Call Savannah on 125.3,” Copley said, reciting the play-by-play. However, instead of directing the errant pilot to the larger Savannah airport, the towers broadcasted, “Three-eight-niner, say your intentions.” Copley smiled at this point, mimicking the pilot 500 feet above him, “’Hmmm… what are my intentions?’ He’s talking to the passengers right now. Do you want to stay and try again or go to Savannah? I’ve been there, done that.” In fact, as far as aviation goes, Copley has been there done that for most situations. His father, a pilot for Pan Am in the golden days of commercial aviation, instilled in Copley a love of flying that brought him into a career

in the air. As a charter pilot, he spent years as the pilot for counter-culture icons The Band, plus took on a few flights shuttling around the likes of Jackie O. and heads of state. For a kid raised with his head in the air, it was a dream come true. Then, he was brought back down to earth. “The company I worked for closed, so I had to get a job,” he deadpanned. “So I went into clothing.” Fifteen years at Izod and Lacoste followed, a decade and a half in which Copley successfully transitioned to a much different, not to mention slightly less elevated, field. His expertise in the industry grew to the point that he eventually went out on his own, starting clothing lines in his own name, plus operating lines by Jeff Rose and Sunice. And while the business was clothing, his fringe benefits included the ability to crisscross the country by air as he visited clients. So in his case, retirement was bittersweet. Copley sold his company in 2005, and quickly found that without an excuse to go up, he had joined the ranks of the “airport bums.”

“I was just wandering around being an airport bum when I ran into (Carolina Air Center president) Ed Grisham, who told me to get Cirrus certified,” Copley said. “So I could start teaching other pilots.” Certification soon followed, and before long Copley had started up his own flight school operating out of Hilton Head Island Airport. Today, as head of Hilton Head Flight Training, Copley gets to go up two to three times a day (“Except in weather like this.”) and continue his passion for flying. And while he doesn’t make any money off this venture, noting that he makes as much at Hilton Head Flight Training in a year as he did in a day in the apparel business, he’s only in it for two things. The first is his love of flying, honed in thousands of hours behind the yoke. The second is one he didn’t discover until opening his school. “When you see somebody’s lightbulb go off who hasn’t ever been in a three-dimensional world, and all of the sudden the brain adapts and all the dots connect and SNAP they know, there’s a reward you get. That’s a reward unto itself.”

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Joe G

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should tell you before we start, it’s pretty much been an 18-year party for me down here,” said the soft-spoken maraca-and-bongo rock God known as Joe G. “I mean, we can still have lunch. But that just about covers it.”


We chose to still have lunch. After all, interviewer had not experienced the new Captain Woody’s, and interviewee had a few stories of gigs past at the old Rider’s Lounge (none of which are suitable for print). His stories, we can share, revolve around his role as the

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“I don’t know about a rock star, But I have a lot of fun trying to be one” island’s preeminent musical hypeman, getting crowds on their feet as a member of White Liquor, and as part-time member of The Beagles. Not bad for a guy who came down here from New York intending to spend his retirement relaxing. “I was coming down 278, and it was the most beautiful thing: The trees, the water, I thought this would be a great place to retire,” he said through a central-casting Long Island accent. “I figured I’d do a little fishing, play a little golf... it

didn’t work out that way.” Instead, Joe (we’re sure the G stands for something, but we’d rather maintain the mystique than ask him) found himself immersed in the local nightlife. Within weeks he was tending bar at the Tee Time Lounge, getting into more antics that border on unprintable. (“You don’t want to hear about skinny dipping and stuff, do you?” he asked us. We did.) Between his endless energy and lust for life, he was soon a fixture on the island’s nightlife scene. So it made sense when the island’s premiere Rolling Stones cover band, White Liquor, asked him up on stage. “They asked me to sit up there and hit the congas. At first I said no because I thought I’d be very nervous,” Joe recalled. “But as soon as I got up on stage it’s like it was meant for me.” He was named a full-fledged member of the band, his musical repertoire expanded to the maracas, and the legend of Joe G began to grow. He and a hard-partying group of cohorts soon started taking a series of epic vacations together, including Daytona, Fla., Mexico, Majorca, Costa Rica, and Orlando, the last of which earned Joe a nice souvenir. “The first thing I did was get a tattoo and after that we went up bungee jumping,” he said as

he rolled up his sleeve. There on his bicep was a gently curling American flag with “Joe G” in script across the stripes. It’s a far cry from his life pre-retirement, where a career with the clothing company Hart Schaffner Marx lent itself to very few conga solos. But if he seems like Joe G has opened up the throttle on life postretirement, he’s only following doctor’s orders. “Everybody asks me why I drink so much scotch,” Joe said. “What happened was, I went out on a trip with a doctor. We were talking and got on the subject of recreation. He asked ‘what do you like,’ I said I like scotch and water. The doctor said, ‘drink all you want. It will never hurt you.’ So I figured I’d take him up on that.” Of course, in deference to his health, this resident of The Seabrook drank water during our interview, went bunless on his grouper sandwich and ordered a side of vegetables (“I want to just lose the gut a little bit,” he explained). And if you’re concerned about his doctor’s advice, don’t be. Joe’s as healthy as a man half his age, and living the rock star life some of us can only dream of. “I don’t know about a rock star,” he said with a deep laugh. “But I have a lot of fun trying to be one.” May 2013

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Jack Gannon & Cyndi Barnier we kill people


hen Jack Gannon and Cyndi Barnier met after decades apart, they knew it was only a matter of time before they started killing people together, in as many horrifying ways as the human imagination allows for. “Of course, the greatest paradox of all this is that we’re both lay ministers,” Gannon noted. “Cyndi at St. Paul’s in Ridgeland, and I’m St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Beaufort.” “And we kill people,” added Barnier, matter-of-fact as you please. We should add at this point for the sake of libel laws that the pair was speaking fictitiously. They do kill people, true. But they also created them, in a cooperative postretirement creative venture that has resulted in one novel, four short stories and a screenplay. The pair’s first novel together, “Murder in Twos and Threes: A Task Force novel,” racks up a ponderous body count as it pits the

titular task force against a serial killer whose methods are both gruesome and clever. It’s the middle of a journey that started when they were both students at Beaufort High School. “We had talked about writing stories together,” Gannon said. “And we would do poetry and short stories as part of classwork. And back then we used to say when we got out of high school, let’s write some books together.” As close as the friendship was, the end of high school proved to be the end of this literary duo. They parted ways, and embarked on very different, but occasionally intertwining, career paths. Gannon went on to USCB and Winthrop University before returning to Beaufort to work in the circulation department at the Beaufort Gazette. Barnier, meanwhile, continued on her family legacy of law enforcement.

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retirement | monthly Her father having been a chief deputy in Beaufort, Barnier followed suit starting in probation, parole and pardons. The pair drifted apart, never seeing each other (although they wager a few chance encounters must have happened, as Barnier’s job took her in and out of the Gazette offices on a regular basis). The decades rolled on until retirement, Gannon from the Gazette’s new Bluffton location, and Barnier from a job in emergency management. The pair still had not seen each other since high school. Then one day, a chance posting from mutual Facebook friend Mark Robertson (of 98.7 the River fame) led Gannon and Barnier back into one another’s orbit. “She found me when I responded to something Mark posted online, and she poked me saying, ‘Are you the same Jack Gannon from high school?’” Gannon said.

Now reunited, the former classmates found themselves picking up right where they had left off. “It was the same old Jack, same old Cyndi,” Barnier said. It wasn’t long before the burning question came out: Whatever happened to that book we were going to write? The answer came with “Murder in Twos and Threes,” a novel that the pair wrote through a unique cooperative style wherein each would write a portion then the other would add their own flair to it. Since neither one had ever written a book before, retirement allowed them the opportunity to learn all sorts of new skill sets. In creating this novel and getting it out in the world, the pair learned proper research techniques (for historical accuracy, they looked into weather conditions for the exact date and time and setting of their book),

publishing (the book has prominent placement at local booksellers, and they’ve been promoting it at signings and live events), and social networking (the book and short stories have their own Facebook page) to consider, plus writing for film (as part of the Beaufort Film Festival, they adapted the book into a screenplay in just four weeks). Now, the pair share an office in Beaufort with Scooter, their resident cat, where they continue killing people through a series of short stories available for the Kindle, including “An Explosive Date,” “Buenos Aires Encounter,” “Tale of the Talon,” and “Mother’s Coffin.” A second-full length novel is on the way. These two were able to turn their retirement into an entirely different pursuit, plus pick up a few new skills along the way, but what if they hadn’t? What if they had never reconnected via Facebook?

“I have a rose garden that I’m continually trying to make grow,” Gannnon said with a laugh. “And I have a dog that loves to be sat with in a chair all day long.” “And I’m not content to sit still,” Barnier said. “I’m constantly doing something.” Both listed volunteer work at several different organizations as ways they pass the time, but as rewarding as that is, it’s nowhere near as much fun as getting together with an old friend and figuring out how to kill a few people. As to those getting ready to retire, they offer some killer advice: “Starting out, just take some time to rest,” Gannon said. “After a career, your mind is totally conditioned to getting up, going through that morning routine, and driving to work to the same job... Then one day you’ll sit back in your chair and say I’m ready to do something.” M

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A Floral Affair

Let your wedding day bloom with some botanical beauty.


hoosing your wed­ ding flowers is much more involved than choosing a bridal bouquet and table centerpieces. Wedding flow­ ers, decor and design have evolved, and florists are more involved in the planning and overall style of the wedding than ever before. “We are not a flower shop, but a floral design studio,” said Dawn Kiritsy, owner of A Floral Affair on Hilton Head Island. “From the initial consultation, we take the bride through the overall design of the wedding. Even the style of her dress sets the tone for where we begin our design, and we can create a sketch so she can envision the look of her flowers.” Before you meet with the florist for the first time, start collecting pictures of the style and colors of your wedding. We’ve talked it up before, but it bears repeating that Pinterest is the best source for gathering all your ideas together in one easily accessible place. You can create a wedding floral board and, if you are a destination bride, you can share your board with your out-oftown florist. “Pinterest has been the best thing since sliced bread! Brides now can see a clearer


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picture of what they have in mind,” said Nancy Heird, owner of Gardenias. “Most brides have a hard time envisioning what can be done with food table displays, centerpieces and more. Now they can take their time and order with more confidence.” The florist should help you think outside the box and add special touches to your particular design style. Your floral designer may recommend complementary linens to tie your wedding decor together, as well as suggest the type of flower that will work within your budget and style. The cost of the flowers depend on the season, region and type of flowers selected. One big X factor in the cost of your arrangements will be the containers in which they are displayed. Standard clear floral vases are being replaced with other floral containers such as birch pots, mercury glass, reclaimed wood, mason jars, galvanized tubs and even mint julep cups. If you are thinking of purchasing a specific style of container for your flowers, ask your florist for assistance first. You may not have a need for all of the containers when your wedding is over. It is important to know your budget prior to your initial meeting. This category can be a lavish expense if you don’t know your limits ahead of time. Flowers are more than bouquets and boutonnieres; there are many other areas SPECIAL TO MONTHLY

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in which flowers add an elegant pop to your wedding, and you need to plan for that. If you have a flat surface, whether it’s a table for dining, for the cake, for the guest book or for guests, you’ll need to pretty it up. Likewise, a few petals scattered around the ceremony site or around the pews can add a storybook touch to your big day, and let’s not forget honorary corsages for mothers and grandmothers. “Some brides need a little extra help in being led through the planning process, and some know exactly the flowers they want at their wedding,” Kiritsy noted. “Either way, it is the florist’s job to establish trust with the bride and groom, so they know their visions will be executed and all the design elements will be brought together.” Whether your wedding style is chic, vintage, romantic, or southern, your florist will help you make sure all the blooms are in perfect harmony. M



Melissa Foy and Shane Allison, married March 2, 2013. Ceremony and reception at Spring Lake Pavilion, Hilton Head Plantation. Photography by Rob Kaufman, Kaufman Photography

Szilvia Sziva and Roy Nygaard, married March 16, 2013. Ceremony and reception at Country Club of Hilton Head. Photography by Whitney Boring, W Photography.

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at the Heritage The overcast, damp weather and high winds couldn’t keep Hilton Head Island from getting its plaid on. Irishman Graeme McDowell earned the right to hit next year’s ceremonial tee shot by winning the 2013 RBC Heritage in a playoff.

OPENING ACT: 2012 RBC Heritage champion Carl Pettersson kickstarted Heritage Week with the ceremonial tee shot into Calibogue Sound. “Equipment has changed over the years, that’s for sure,” Pettersson said. “I was actually wondering if I was going to get it airborne.”


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McDowell used a relaxed approach to survive a windy final round and win the 2013 RBC Heritage. BY LANCE HANLIN


HORTLY AFTER WINNING THE 2013 RBC HERITAGE, GRAEME MCDOWELL POURED A COLD ONE INTO A PLASTIC CUP AND PICKED UP HIS CELL PHONE. HE DIALED NONA BLUE, A RESTAURANT HE OPENED EARLIER THIS YEAR IN ORLANDO. “The bar is open,” McDowell said. This win was worth celebrating. Heading into the Heritage, McDowell had plenty of big moments on his professional golf resume. He won the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, ending a 40-year drought for Europeans at the tournament. Later that year, he captured the winning point for Europe in the Ryder Cup matches. He also had won six tournaments on the European Tour. Before the Heritage, what McDowell lacked was a statement win at a respected PGA Tour event. “This game kicks you more often than it gives you a pat on the back,” McDowell said. “It’s hard to win.” After defeating Webb Simpson on the first hole of a playoff, he got the signature win he was looking for and a pat on the back from RBC CEO Gord Nixon. “We’re absolutely delighted to crown this year’s champion,” Nixon said. “Not only is he a wonderful golfer and a wonderful individual, he’s also a member of Team RBC. It’s a double honor.” McDowell trailed by four shots at the start of the final round but rallied with a 2-under-par 69 to finish at 9-under 275. Simpson, who won last year’s U.S. Open, shot a 71 in the final round to tie McDowell on top of the leaderboard at 275. McDowell struck his approach on the extra hole about 15 feet away and two-putted for par. Simpson missed a 10-foot putt for par, giving McDowell the $1,044,000 prize for winning the tournament. McDowell is the Heritage’s 10th international event winner and the tournament’s first winner from Ireland. The tartan jacket was presented by Jack Jones, vice president and general manager of Boeing South Carolina. “How does it look?” McDowell asked the crowd on the 18th green. “What do they say … get your plaid on? There you go. … I’ve always thought this was my kind of golf course. I guess it was.” With its narrow, tree-lined fairways and small greens, many PGA Tour players consider Harbour Town Golf Links one of the more difficult courses on the tour. Conditions in the final round made it especially tough. 62

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IRISH RED: Graeme McDowell defeated Webb Simpson on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff for his second win on the PGA Tour.


I took a relaxed approach this week and really tried to enjoy myself — have a glass of wine or two in the evening and enjoying some great food with some good friends and family.

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Winds were blowing a steady 20 miles per hour with sudden gusts up to 40 mph. For McDowell, the breezy conditions were favorable. “I guess the weather was kind of what the doctor ordered for me today,” he said. “I needed an opportunity to get close to these leaders. I’m not saying that I didn’t have any God-given advantage in the wind, but I needed the golf course to play difficult. If it had been benign like (the third round), four shots back, one of the two (leaders) goes and shoots 4 or 5 under par and it’s kind of all over. I needed the course to play tough today and I got that.” McDowell’s 69 was one of only three scores in the 60s from the 70 players who teed off on the final day. Simpson had a chance to win the tournament in regulation but missed a 22-footer for birdie to force the playoff with McDowell. “The highest gusts somebody told me was 42 miles an hour,” Simpson said. “That’s borderline to having to call play. My ball moved only a few times. It was tough. Guessing the wind is the hardest thing, as well as putting. Putting is so hard because you’ve got to play break, grain and wind.”


Charley Hoffman entered the final round with a two-stroke lead but struggled down the stretch. A double bogey on hole 14 was followed by bogeys on 17 and 18. He ended with a 77 and tied for sixth. “I actually hit the ball alright today, I just didn’t make the putts like I needed to,” Hoffman said. “I really was in the tournament the whole time. I hit a bad shot on 14 and it sort of went south from there.” Kevin Streelman and Luke Donald tied for third place. Donald was the buzz of the final round early on, taking the lead after four birdies on the front nine. Three bogeys on the back nine allowed McDowell and Simpson to leap frog him. “It was extremely difficult – the strongest wind I’ve played in all year,” Donald said. “The back nine played especially tougher than the front.” McDowell treated the Heritage like a vacation, renting a beach house in Sea Pines Resort for the week. He invited several friends to enjoy the week with him and his fiancée. “We have just been kind of hanging out every

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Graeme McDowell has been at the center of some of golf’s biggest moments, from winning the 2010 U.S. Open to capturing the winning point for Europe in that year’s Ryder Cup matches.

night,” McDowell said. “After the intensity of (the Masters) and the preparation that goes into an event like that, this week was really about coming here for a low-key work week. I came here, I did my work and I went home. There was very little grinding going on. I took a relaxed approach this week and really tried to enjoy myself — have a glass of wine or two in the evening and enjoying some great food with some good friends and fam-

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GOLFER’S GUIDE | monthly ily. So that was really the MO this week, and it seemed to work out really well. It’s amazing kind of how things happen.” McDowell missed the cut at the Masters by one stroke the week before. In his opinion, all things happen for a reason. “If I made the cut last week and grind a 30th or 40th position out, do I sit here with this beautiful jacket on?” he asked. “I wouldn’t swap the way it’s happened. I wouldn’t swap this win for a top 10 (at the Masters).” McDowell followed up his Heritage win with a trip to the Bahamas. He plans to rejoin the tournament in early May and will bring a renewed energy with him. “This is probably one of the more special (wins) in my career because it feels right,” McDowell said. “It’s my first real win on this side of the pond as a PGA Tour player. I feel this is a building block for something good this year and beyond.” G

HERITAGE CHAMPIONS Year 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991

Player, Country Score Par Graeme McDowell, Ireland 275 -9 Carl Pettersson. Sweden 270 -14 Brandt Snedeker, United States 272 -12 Jim Furyk, United States 271 -13 Brian Gay, United States 264 -20 Boo Weekley, United States 269 -15 Boo Weekley, United States 270 -14 Aaron Baddeley, Australia 269 -15 Peter Lonard, Australia 277 -7 Stewart Cink, United States 274 -10 Davis Love III, United States 271 -13 Justin Leonard, United States 270 -14 José Cóceres, Argentina 273 -11 Stewart Cink, United States 270 -14 Glen Day, United States 274 -10 Davis Love III, United States 266 -18 Nick Price, Zimbabwe 269 -15 Loren Roberts, United States 265 -19 Bob Tway, United States 275 -9 Hale Irwin, United States 266 -18 David Edwards, United States 273 -11 Davis Love III, United States 269 -15 Davis Love III, United States 271 -13

Year 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969

Player, Country Payne Stewart, United States Payne Stewart, United States Greg Norman, Australia Davis Love III, United States Fuzzy Zoeller, United States Bernhard Langer, West Germany Nick Faldo, England Fuzzy Zoeller, United States Tom Watson, United States Bill Rogers, United States Doug Tewell, United States Tom Watson, United States Hubert Green, United States Graham Marsh, Australia Hubert Green, United States Jack Nicklaus, United States Johnny Miller, United States Hale Irwin, United States Johnny Miller, United States Hale Irwin, United States Bob Goalby, United States Arnold Palmer, United States

Score 276 268 271 271 276 273 270 275 280 278 280 270 277 273 274 271 276 272 281 279 280 283

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After years of ‘Staying the Course,’ Patrick Ford finally sees a bright future at Bloody Point



ATRICK FORD’S ADMIRABLE AND ABSURD QUEST TO SAVE BLOODY POINT GOLF COURSE WAS DOCUMENTED BY ESPN’S OUTSIDE THE LINES TWO YEARS AGO. The financial meltdowns, the voodoo curses, the never-ending fight against nature — all the gritty details of his struggle were laid out in a stunning 8,000-word account titled “Staying the Course.” Author Wright Thompson introduced Ford as a lovable, hard-working golf professional holding on against all odds at doomed Daufuskie Island Resort & Breathe Spa. The resort went bankrupt. The loan to continue operations until a new buyer stepped in ran out. Salaries were cut. The power was turned off. The phone stopped working. Leased equipment started breaking down. There was no money to buy pesticide or fertilizer for the fading course. For 12 months, Ford held out hope as potential buyers surfaced and faded away. His final hope was the Oct. 21, 2010, auction of Daufuskie Island Resort. In front of a jam-packed ballroom at the 66

BY LANCE HANLIN Hilton Head Marriott, the auctioneer announced there were no bidders. Ford finally buckled. “We finally just said, ‘What are we doing?’” Ford said. “It was two years of the bankruptcy, I had shoulder surgery and I wasn’t getting paid. There is a line when it’s not worth it.” Ford and his wife, Tai, packed up and moved to the Sunshine State, accepting jobs at Burnt Pine Golf Club in Destin. Two days after the ESPN article was published, Ford’s cell phone rang. The call was from Brian McCarthy, a longtime Daufuskie Island property owner and CEO of McCarthy Group Florists. He had just won the golf course, pool, clubhouse, spa and tennis courts at a Charleston courtroom auction with a lowball bid of $1.64 million. “He said, ‘I just bought Bloody Point Golf Club. What is it going to take to get you back?’” Ford remembered. “I was like, ‘Oh boy.’” He wanted to be more than the “glorified T-shirt folder” he was in Florida. McCarthy was offering more – a chance to help redesign the neglected

course. After Ford and his wife weighed their options, they decided to return. “I would not recommend moving to and from a bridgeless island twice in six months,” Ford joked. Ford returned to an unkempt course that he said was overrun with eight-foot weeds and coyotes. After two months on the brush hog, he helped redesign the course with Bob Spence of Love Golf Design. “Bob and I would get up on the first tee box and would discuss what stays and what goes,” Ford said. “We did that from 1 through 18. We got rid of at least 30 percent of the bunkering out there. We reshaped the greens a little bit and moved some tees.” Many other improvements were made, both on and off the course. A ferry embarkation was built between 17 and 18, opening the door for Bloody Point to start its own ferry service. The spa building is being transformed into a seven-bedroom cottage for stay-and-plays. Eagle’s Nest restaurant, two tennis courts, an ocean-front lot with a pool and plans for

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a tiki bar will compliment the 9,000-square-foot clubhouse. McCarthy’s son, Kevin, is Bloody Point’s owner and COO. He knows the island well, having married his wife Julianna (VP of sales and marketing) on Daufuskie. Dan Hendry is the superintendent, Michael DeMarco is the chef, Rod “Rocket” Rossman is the bar manager and Ford’s wife, Tai, is the member and resort services manager. As for Ford, his official title is general manager. “I’m head professional, director of golf, general manager, maybe waste management and pool cleaning,” he joked. “Everything that we can do to cut cost and generate a little bit of revenue, we have to do to keep what happened from happening again.” While the course is not back to 100 percent, it is open to local play. Green fees range from $79 to $95, not including marine transportation. The grand opening welcoming the general public is scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend. And yes, it will continue to be called Bloody Point. The club has been getting recommendations to change its handle since being listed among the country’s 10 worst club names back in the ‘90s. To

management, honoring the island’s history is more important than any silly top 10 list. In 1715, the southernmost point was the site of a violent battle between Yemassee Indians and settlers. The point was said to be left covered in blood and the local tribes eventually lost their land. Daufuskie’s plantation era followed the Revolutionary War with 12 farming plantations producing Sea Island cotton. After the Civil War and the eradication of slavery, oystering became the main industry until pollution from the Savannah River closed the oyster beds in 1951. Electricity came in 1953 followed by telephones in 1972. In the 1980s, land was purchased to develop residential oceanfront communities. The golf course at Bloody Point was originally designed in 1991 by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish with grand ambition. After a challenging 22 years, Ford feels it can now be a beacon of light for the entire island. “Everyone thinks Daufuskie is a little defunct, and it is,” Ford said. “This is our chance to make one little portion of it successful. Hopefully it works and the success will transcend throughout the island.” G

BEFORE AND AFTER: Following the bankruptcy of Daufuskie Island Resort & Breathe Spa, the golf course at Bloody Point was left to Mother Nature (top). The course has been restored by Love Golf Design (bottom).

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GETTING OUR PLAID ON Judging by the bumper-to-bumper traffic that filled the island last month, we’d say the RBC Heritage presented by Boeing was a huge success and once again you brought us some amazing photos (despite a ban on cameras and cell phones. We won’t tell if you don’t).  2012 winner Carl Pettersson fires one off into the Calibogue Sound. PHOTOS BY ROB KAUFMAN UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

 Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C. was on hand during opening ceremonies.  Cranford & Sons frontman John Cranford gave us a rare rockstar POV shot of the crowd at their mid-Heritage Harbour Town show.


 Heritage Classic Foundation chairman Simon Fraser shares a few thoughts during opening ceremonies.

 Andrew Hazel and Colleen Cully pose with University of South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier during the Pro-Am.

TUNES WITH A VIEW Symphony Under the Stars brought out hundreds of locals to Honey Horn for the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra’s tribute to Hollywood’s best soundtracks, from Les Miserables to The Long Ranger (complete with one masked man who rode a stick horse around the tent. 

Monthly publisher Lori Goodridge-Cribb with maestro John David Russell.

 Debbie and Ty Cook share a table and some smiles with Charles and Frances Sampson.


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Boys & Girls Club Gala The annual Boys & Girls Club Gala lit up the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa with black-tie elegance. t

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Petal power Internationally renowned neo flora artist Hitomi Gilliam (pictured at left with Steve Kiritsy) recently visited A Floral Affair to lead a seminar in creating her astounding works of floral art. Above (L-R), Kristi Podsadedo, Jeff Lott, David Elder, Andrew Stinson, Andria Peeps and Gaye Reck watch Gilliam in action.

you have reached your destination Many island residents did a double take when they saw the Google Street View car cruising down U.S. 278 last month. Readers on our Facebook page chimed on that they’d seen it, and a few even hoped to see it “inside the gates” some day (here’s hoping). Eagle-eyed reader Heather Rath snapped this picture as the driver asked Siri for the best way to get out to Bluffton (we kid, we kid).

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Taste the waves Our roving photographer Arno Dimmling took a trip to the Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest at Shelter Cove Community Park. Between the live music from the Headliners, the great food from a slew of area restaurants, and all the smiling faces, the seafood fest was the place to get caught.


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How to save a life Fire & Rescue, Hilton Head Hospital offer free CPR training as part of National EMS Week. BY LANCE HANLIN


onas Stephens believes in bystander-initiated CPR. As a senior firefighter and paramedic of Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue, he was directly involved in seven sudden cardiac arrest calls made in 2012 where patients survived and went on to live productive lives. “On almost every case, someone was doing CPR when we got there,” Stephens said. “I think that is what has absolutely led to these people walking out of the hospital.” According to the American Heart Association, less than one-third of sudden cardiac arrest victims receive immediate CPR from bystanders. If CPR is performed effectively and immediately after a sudden cardiac arrest, a victim’s chance of survival can triple. “We can show up with all the drugs and fancy equipment we have but nothing makes a difference like high-quality CPR,” senior firefighter and paramedic Bryan Scharver said. “Usually it’s the bystander prior to rescue getting there that makes the huge difference. You can save the life of a friend, a family member or even a complete stranger.” When it comes to sudden cardiac arrest, minutes matter. Lack of oxygen to the brain causes loss of consciousness, which then results in abnormal or absent breathing. If gone untreated for more than five minutes, brain injury is likely. “Unless the person goes into cardiac arrest in sight of the fire station, we are not going to be there in four or five minutes,” Fire & Rescue chief Lavarn Lucas said. “The public has to know CPR and be willing to administer it.” As part of National EMS Week (May 19-25), Fire & Rescue has teamed up with Hilton Head Hospital to offer free basic CPR training. Three one-hour classes will be conducted May 22 (9-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-noon) and May 24 (9-10 a.m.) in the boardroom of Hilton Head Hospital.

Instructors will be Cinda Seamon of Fire & Rescue and Martha Bridges of Hilton Head Hospital. “When we did this last year, everybody seemed to really enjoy it and was very engaged,” said Bridges, who is the clinical coordinator for the cardiac rehab department at Hilton Head Hospital. “They felt like they had learned something and had more confidence they could do it for a family member or a bystander.” The latest bystander-initiated CPR techniques only require chest compression. Mouth-to-mouth breathing is no longer required. Nearly 300,000 Americans suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrest every year. The national survival rate of all incidents is estimated between 5 and 10 percent. Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue boasted an overall survival rate of 37 percent in 2012. The town’s rate was even more impressive for victims that met the Utstein Criteria, a set of guidelines for uniform reporting that includes witnessed cardiac arrest. Twelve patients met the criteria and eight survived to hospital discharge, resulting in an impressive survival rate of 66 percent. “It is very difficult to be good at resuscitation, but we have become very good at it in a fairly

ONE MISSION, ONE TEAM As part of National EMS Week (May 19-25) Hilton Head Hospital and the Town of Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue are offering free basic CPR training. Using the American Heart Association’s Family and Friends CPR program, trained instructors from the hospital will cover the latest CPR techniques. Classes are: SESSION 1: Wednesday, May 22, 9-10 a.m. SESSION 2: Wednesday, May 22, 11 a.m.-noon SESSION 3: Friday, May 24, 9 a.m.-10 a.m. All three classes will take place at the boardroom of Hilton Head Hospital. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, call 877-582-2737.

short period of time,” Fire & Rescue captain Tom Bouthillet said. “It’s something that this community can be very proud of.” Fire & Rescue first started seeing more survivors in 2010, the year it implemented minimally interrupted chest compressions and began tracking survivors. The first complete year of data was 2011, and Fire & Rescue’s Utstein survival rate was 40 percent. The department’s numbers improved with the induction of moderate hypothermia to victims in 2012. EMTs began injecting victims with iced saline to lower their body temperature during resuscitation. “By lowering the patient’s temperature, we lower the brain’s metabolism and it requires less oxygen and nutrients,” Bouthillet said. “By cooling the brain, we give it a chance to rest and recover.” Fire & Rescue also started using the Pit Crew Concept, where each paramedic dispatched performs a specific task, similar to a pit crew in NASCAR racing. Fire & Rescue also pushed for automated external defibrillators at all gated communities and other places where large amounts of people congregate. The department worked to get the state law changed, allowing security officers to carry the live-saving devices. Today, all major plantations, major hotels and other key locations have access to an AED. As a result of all the improved procedures and techniques, Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue had its most successful year to date in 2012. “We started this process five years ago when we started increasing the number of CPR classes we do and started pushing the AED program,” Chief Lucas said. “We’ve done multiple things since then to continue to improve upon the system.” The general public is encouraged to help Fire & Rescue’s cause by attending one of this month’s free CPR training sessions. Learn how to save a life. M May 2013

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any breast cancer patients can now replace weeks of radiation therapy and its attendant side effects with a single session of high-intensity, highly targeted radiation administered while the patient is asleep during surgery. The Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI) at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) brought this major new development to the region as part of its commitment to making cutting-edge cancer therapies available in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry. Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) brings a radiation oncologist into the operating room with the breast cancer surgeon to utilize advanced new equipment. The IORT device involves a small radiation source that is inserted inside the surgical incision after a lumpectomy is performed and while the patient is still anesthetized. Then, a single large dose of radiation is administered, directly in the tumor bed. The device is then removed and the incision is closed as in conventional cancer treatment. For many patients, that single session represents the only radiation therapy they will need for treatment of their breast cancer, replacing four to seven weeks of daily conventional external radiation therapy. Others may still require additional radiation treatment, but the IORT procedure reduces the number of radiation sessions they need by one to three weeks, compared to conventional treatment. The ACI acquired the INTRABEAM Radiotherapy System to deliver IORT last October. Since then, breast surgeons and radiation oncologists have paired up in Memorial’s operating rooms to treat more than 60 patients, and counting, with the new technology. Memorial became the first hospital in Georgia to offer IORT, and has since been followed by another in the Atlanta area. Logic dictates that the treatment will eventually become more widely available, but area residents have convenient access to it now. Breast cancer calls for highly individualized treatment plans, and no therapy applies to all. IORT as a single treatment is appropriate for women over 45 who are undergoing a lumpectomy for tumors less than 1 inch that have not spread to nearby lymph nodes. Other women may receive IORT as a “boost” method to shorten their overall treatment by one to three weeks. For patients undergoing lumpectomy, IORT offers a practical and effective alternative to lengthy radiation treatment regimens. Large studies involving thousands of women in the U.S. and around the world have demonstrated that a single IORT treatment is equal to conventional treatment. In addition, the women who received IORT had fewer side effects, like skin burns and breast hardening or fibrosis. Since the entire treatment is completed in just one day, it means less time away from family and work, less travel to the hospital, and less inconvenience. With the Intrabeam IORT system, we are maximizing the chance of breast cancer cure and improving the quality of life for patients while they undergo treatment.

Another Breast Cancer Breakthrough at Memorial Health

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ACUPUNCTURE Cheryl McCarthy, L.Ac., MAcOM 149 Riverwalk Boulevard, Suite 2, Okatie 843-505-0321


843-689-9143 • 80 Main Street | Hilton Head, S.C. 29926 Emeritus at Palm Village is considered one of Beaufort County’s premier senior living communities. Just off Highway 278 and North Main Street, Emeritus at Palm Village is conveniently located within minutes of wonderful shopping, dining, cultural and recreation venues and are just minutes away from the Hilton Head Regional Medical Center. Emeritus at Palm Village offers 42 apartments with five different floor plans. Included in your month-to-month base rental fee are three meals a day, weekly housekeeping and linen service, scheduled transportation, daily activities, all utilities except personal telephone, and a state-of-the-art emergency call system in each apartment. Pets are also welcome!


843-837-3773 • Serving Hilton Head, Bluffton, Beaufort, Sun City & Surrounding Areas Voted “Best In-Home Healthcare Service” by The Island Packet & The Beaufort Gazette If you need help caring for a loved one at home, you want the best. BrightStar’s goal is to improve the quality of life of those entrusted to our care and we are committed to exceeding all of your expectations. Our registered nurse will develop a customized Care Plan tailored to your needs. Whether you need short-term, respite care, memory care or help 24/7 caring for a loved one, BrightStar will be there.


2 Big Oak Street, Hilton Head, SC 29926 843-837-3041 Regardless of age or ability, you value your independence. Whether you are a family caregiver or could benefit from assistance yourself, Home Helpers of the Lowcountry can make your life easier by providing compassionate in-home care, supportive services, including companion care, elder care and respite care so you or your loved one can enjoy aging in place in the comfort of home. From a few hours a week to 24/7 care, we will tailor a flexible plan of care to fit your needs and budget. At Home Helpers of the Lowcountry, We are more than caregivers, we’re family.

The Hickey Wellness Center Dr. Joseph Hickey 20 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head 843-842-9960 Kim’s Yin and Yang Acupuncture Kwang Joong Jim, L.Ac. 1 Promenade, Suite 101, Bluffton 843-815-2221, 909-319-9086 Lowcountry Healing Arts Dr. Rahme Valentine 29 Plantation Park Drive, Suite 701, Bluffton 843-298-2886 www. Spa Vino on Calhoun 55 Calhoun Street,Suite 200, Bluffton 843-705-0811 The Center for Health, Fitness & Sports Performance Mickey Vos 2 Marshland Road, Hilton Head 843-683-0088, 843-842-3359

ALLERGY IMMUNOLOGY Allergy and Asthma Center of Hilton Head Dr. Thomas C. Beller 60 Main Street,Suite D, Hilton Head 843-689-6442 Hilton Head ENT and Sinus Center Dr. David Mauer 23 Main Street,Suite 201, Hilton Head 843-682-3955 Painfree Solutions at the Energy Center Alice Tobin, EEMCP, Reiki Master 35 Bill Fries Drive, Island Medical Center, Building C, Hilton Head 843-422-7697 MEMORIAL HEALTH UNIVERSITY PHYSICIANS - LEGACY CENTER, SOUTHERN ALLERGY AND ASTHMA Drs. Jack R. Eades, Wasil Khan 14 Okatie Center Blvd. South, Suite 101, Okatie 843-208-3650

ANTICOAGULATION HILTON HEAD HOSPITAL ANTICOAGULATION CLINIC 25 Hospital Center Boulevard, Hilton Head 843-682-7360 ST. JOSEPH’S/CANDLER ANTICOAGULATION CLINIC 29 Plantation Park Drive, Suite 604, Bluffton 843-815-2949

ASSISTED LIVING Belfair Gardens 60 Oak Forest Road, Bluffton 843-815-5350 Bloom at Bluffton 800 Fording Island Road, Bluffton 843-815-2555 Bloom at Hilton Head 35 Beach City Road, Hilton Head 843-342-5599 Broad Creek Care Center 801 Lemon Grass Court, Hilton Head 843-341-7300 The Cypress 87 Bird Song Way, Hilton Head 843-689-7022 EMERITUS AT HAWTHORNE INN 15 N. Main Street,Hilton Head 843-342-6565 EMERITUS AT PALM MEADOWS COURT 48 Main Street,Hilton Head 843-342-7122 EMERITUS AT PALM VILLAGE 80 Main Street,Hilton Head 843-689-9143 Indigo Pines 110 Gardner Drive, Hilton Head 843-476-4057 NHC HEALTH CARE 3039 Okatie Highway, Okatie 843-705-8220 The Seabrook of Hilton Head 300 Woodhaven Drive, Hilton Head 843-842-3747 TIDEPOINTE A VI COMMUNITY 700 TidePointe Way, Hilton Head 888-481-0871; 843-341-7400

ASSISTED SENIOR SERVICES / IN HOME Amedisys Home Health Care 23 Plantation Park Drive, Suite 503, Bluffton 843-815-8088 BRIGHTSTAR 29 Plantation Park Drive, Ste. 105, Bluffton 843-837-3773 ComForCare 843-837-3100 25A Buckingham Plantation Drive, Bluffton

Comfort Keepers 86 Cassandra Lane, Suite A , Bluffton 843-757-7731 Companion Nurses & Nannies 11 Palmetto Parkway, Hilton Head 843-681-5011 HOME HELPERS OF THE LOWCOUNTRY 2 Big Oak Street,Hilton Head 843-837-3041 Right At Home Hilton Head/Savannah 29 Plantation Park Drive, Bluffton 843-815-7890 Select Senior Services Jody Leff 843-473-4127

BREAST SURGERY BEAUFORT MEMORIAL SURGICAL SPECIALISTS Drs. E. Perry Burrus, Deanna Mansker, H. Tim Pearce, Stephen Sisco Beaufort Memorial Bluffton Medical Services 11 Arley Way, Suite 102, Bluffton 1055 Ribaut Road, Suite 30, Beaufort 843-524-8171 HILTON HEAD HOSPITAL BREAST HEALTH CENTER Dr. Virginia M. Herrmann. 25 Hospital Center Boulevard, Suite 300, Hilton Head 843-682-7377 29 Plantation Park, Suite 201, Bluffton 843-705-8927 MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA BREAST HEALTH CENTER Dr. Virginia Herrmann 25 Hospital Center Boulevard, Suite 300, Hilton Head 29 Plantation Park, Suite 201, Bluffton 800-424-6872

CANCER CENTERS/ONCOLOGY BEAUFORT MEMORIAL KEYSERLING CANCER CENTER 1680A Ribaut Road, Port Royal 843-522.7800 CURTIS AND ELIZABETH ANDERSON CANCER INSTITUTE AT MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER 4700 Waters Ave., Savannah 912-350-8490 or 800-343-3025 HILTON HEAD HOSPITAL BREAST HEALTH CENTER Dr. Virginia M. Herrmann. 25 Hospital Center Boulevard, Suite 300, Hilton Head 843-682-7377 29 Plantation Park, Suite 201, Bluffton, SC 843-705-8927

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


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


Bluffton-Okatie Primary Care 40 Okatie Center Boulevard, South, Suite 100, Okatie, SC 843-705-8800 Dr. Deborah J. Chambers is a board certified family medicine physician with more than 17 years of experience treating patients in primary care clinics and nursing facilities. At BlufftonOkatie, she will help evaluate and determine the best preventive measures and treatment options for patients. She received her medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed her residency in family practice at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Ohio. She is accepting new patients.

HILTON HEAD HOSPITAL AFFILIATED WITH MUSC HOLLINGS CANCER CENTER 25 Hospital Center Blvd, Hilton Head 843-681-6122 MEMORIAL HEALTH UNIVERSITY PHYSICIANS – LEGACY CENTER, ACI-SURGICAL ASSOCIATES Drs. Christopher Senkowski, Scott Purinton, Dr. Robert Jones 14 Okatie Center Blvd. South, Suite 101, Okatie 912-350-2299 Sea Island Medical Oncology Drs. Majd Chahin, James Hall Beaufort Memorial Keyserling Cancer Center 1680B Ribaut Road, Port Royal 843-521-9879 Specialists at Moss Creek Village Dr. Jennifer Yannucci 19 Moss Creek Village Road, Bluffton 912-892-2000 ST. JOSEPH’S/CANDLER / SC CANCER SPECIALISTS Dr. Gary Thomas 45 Hospital Center Commons, Hilton Head 843-689-2895 ST. JOSEPH’S/CANDLER, HILTON HEAD/ BLUFFTON RADIATION ONCOLOGY CENTER 25 Hospital Center Boulevard, Suite 101, Hilton Head Dr. Lorraine Champion 843-689-6490 300 New River Parkway, Suite 26, Hardeeville 843-689-6490 SUMMIT CANCER CARE Legacy Center Medical Complex 8 Okatie Center Blvd. South, Second floor Okatie, SC 29909 Phone 843-705-4848

CARDIOLOGY / CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY Beaufort Cardiology Drs. David M. Harshmann, Thomas Schultz 989 Ribaut Road, Suite 300, Beaufort 843-522-7110 Heart Associates of Hilton Head Dr. Ravina Balchandani 25 Hospital Center Boulevard, Suite 100, Hilton Head 843-682-4673 Hilton Head Heart Dr. Mark Lawton 25 Hospital Center Boulevard, Suite 105, Hilton Head 843-682-2800 12-B Arley Way, Suite 102, Bluffton 843-815-5661 Lowcountry Medical Group Drs. M. Shannon Shook, Stuart Smalheiser 300 Midtown Drive, Beaufort 11 Arley Way, Suite 102, Bluffton 843-770-0404

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Savannah Cardiology Drs. Randy Bottner, Robert Rollings, Kenneth Hardigan, Dale Daly, John Sharp, Jay Kalan, Jonathan MacCabe, Bryan Hartley 8 Hospital Center Boulevard, Suite 130, Hilton Head 843-682-2740 8 Okatie Center Blvd. South, Suite 101, Okatie 843-705-9350

CARDIOVASCULAR AND THORACIC SURGERY Memorial Health University Physicians Legacy Center, ACI - Surgical Associates Dr. Robert Jones 14 Okatie Center Boulevard South, Suite 101, Okatie 843-836-3800 Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Associates Dr. David Kastl 25 Hospital Center Boulevard, Suite 306, Hilton Head 912-350-2299

CHIROPRACTIC AAA Healthcare/Align Dr. Lawrence Jerlyn 19 Moss Creek Village, Hilton Head 843-837-9355 Advanced Health Center Dr. Gregory Lonscak 860 Parris Island Gateway, Suite 82, Beaufort 843-986-9292 Bluffton Family Chiropractic Drs. John Aita, Jeff Aita , Kate Houpt 80 Baylor Drive, Suite 114, Bluffton 843-706-3472 Chiropractic Care Center Dr. Zachary Biondi 21 Office Park Road, Suite 100, Hilton Head 843-689-9292 Discover Specific Chiropractic Drs. Ken Horup, Bruce Johnson 4101 Main Street,Suite A, Hilton Head 843-689-2273

14 New Orleans Road, Suite 4, Hilton Head 843-842-7575 Joint Effort Wellness Center 149 Riverwalk Boulevard, Suite 2, Ridgeland 843-379-1966 Main Street Health Center Drs. Chris Most, Joe Haven 92 Main St Street,Suite D, Hilton Head 843-342-3333 Martin Chiropractic Dr. Blair Martin 163 Bluffton Road, Suite D, Bluffton 843-757-4100 Matteo Family Chiropractic Drs. Holly Matteo, Sean Matteo 4 Northridge Drive, Suite C, Hilton Head Island 10 Pinckney Colony Road, Bldg. 300, Suite 311, Bluffton 843-686-4222 Mattis Chiropractic & Wellness Dr. Anthony Mattis 1 Promenade Street,Suite 201, Bluffton 843-815-2221 Off-Island Chiropractic Dr. Rick Wooster 1 Sherington Drive, Suite E, Bluffton 843-815-3400 Palmetto Chiropractic and Sports Health Center Dr. Magnus Weitekamper 23 Plantation Park Drive, Suite 104, Bluffton 843-757-9950 Phillips Chiropractic Center Dr. Raleigh Phillips 19 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite 106, Hilton Head 843-686-2225 Renato Health Dr. Jerry Renato 18 Oak Forest Road, Suite C, Bluffton 843-706-2378

Fraum Chiropractic Life Center Drs. Brad Fraum, Brian McGinnis 1403 Main St., Hilton Head 843-681-7777

Saponara Chiropractic & Sports Injury Center Dr. John Saponara Jr. 1 Mathews Drive, Suite 109, Hilton Head 843-681-8001

Hilton Head Chiropractic Center Dr. Thomas Cole 14 New Orleans Road, Suite 4, Hilton Head 843-842-7744

Seaside Family Chiropractic Dr. Justin Cataldo 58 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite G, Hilton Head 843-686-3783

Hilton Head Natural Medicine Center Dr. Brett Stoher 37B Bow Circle, Hilton Head 843-842-4737

Wellness Solutions Chiropractic Physicians Drs. Kelley Graham, David Washack, Tara Annunziata 200 Central Ave., Suite B, Hilton Head 843-686-9355

Island Chiropractic Center Dr. Elaine Jeffers

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Byron A. Davis D.D.S., M.S.

BLUFFTON 12 Sheridan Park Circle, Suite C Bluffton, SC 29910 • 843.815.5400 OKATIE 4 Okatie Center, Blvd South Okatie, SC 29909 • 843.705.9551 SAVANNAH 2 St. Joseph’s Professional Plaza 11706 Mercy Blvd., Savannah, GA 31419 912.925.3400 Byron A. Davis D.D.S., M.S. earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from WVU School of Dentistry. He completed a three year postgraduate residency in Prosthodontics, one of the ADA accredited programs specializing in cosmetic, implant, reconstructive dentistry, TMJ, cleft palate & oral cancer rehabilitation and a broad range of the most current treatment modalities such as implant (Teeth-in-a-Day) veneers, using the most modern dental materials.


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

SEASIDE CHILDREN’S DENTISTRY Thomas H. Morse, DDS 21 Mathews DR, Hilton Head, SC 29926 843-681-4900 Pediatric Dentistry Pediatric dental specialist offering complete dental care for infants, children & teens. Conscious sedation, nitrous oxide, low dose, digital x-rays. Saturday appointments available. Dental School: Indiana University School of Dentistry Residency: Indiana University Reilley Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana Member: American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentists, American Orthodontic Society, Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry

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DEMENTIA / ALZHEIMERS CARE BEAUFORT MEMORIAL MEMORY CENTER Beaufort Memorial Bluffton Medical Services 11 Arley Way, Bluffton 843-707-8833 MEMORY MATTERS 117 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head 843-842-6688

(DENTAL) ENDODONTICS Dr. Dalton Clark 1203 Main St., Hilton Head 843-342-3636 Coastal Carolina Endodontics Dr. Jason Putnam 25 Clark Summit Drive, Suite 202, Bluffton 843-837-8585

(DENTAL) GENERAL DENTISTRY BAUER DENTAL ASSOCIATES Dr. Jeffrey C. Bauer 19 Promenade Street,Unit 201, Bluffton 843-757-2222 Beaufort –Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Services Drs. Chanda Culmer, Monica Dawson 721 S.C. 170, Okatie 843-987-7400 Belfair Dental Care Dr. Steven Miller 14 Oak Forest Road, Suite F, Bluffton 843-757-0504 Bluffton Dental Care Dr. James G. Jenkins 25 Clark Summit Dr # 100, Bluffton 843-706-3800 Bluffton Family Dental Office Dr. Patricia Warner 7 Pines Center, Bluffton 843-757-6030 Broad Creek Dental Dr. Richard Carimi 19 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite 304, Hilton Head 843-842-2884 Dr. George Camp 40 Okatie Boulevard, Suite 302, Okatie 843-706-9662 Distinctive Dentistry Dr. Shelley Murphy 9 Executive Park Road, Suite B, Hilton Head 843-842-2300 Dynamic Dentistry LLC Dr. Christopher Reynolds 12B Ardley Way, Suite 104, Bluffton 843-592-3060

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here’s no secret, losing weight is difficult. The Boston Medical Center indicates that 45 million Americans diet each year; two-thirds of adults in the United States are obese or overweight. Finding a diet program that works for you will help your health, appearance, and self esteem; it will transform your life! Let’s hear from someone that found such a program: ■ If I Can Do This, Anyone Can! “Hi, my name is Susan Wheeler from Savannah, Georgia. I’m so excited I found HCG! I’ve struggled with my weight for the last 16 years. When I started HCG, I was the heaviest I’ve ever been in my life. It was the worst I’ve ever felt physically and emotionally. I felt hopeless. I’ve tried everything to lose weight; nothing worked. Even though I felt bad about myself for being overweight, I continued to eat. I could not think of anything else I could do to get control of my weight. I had such an unhealthy relationship with food. It’s a simple plan. It’s not easy. There have been challenges… I love sweets and fried foods, but then I started thinking, “What am I putting in my body? What have I done to it all these years eating so badly?” I realized this was an opportunity for me to not only lose weight and feel better about myself, but to also do a total body cleanse. Now I think about what I put into my body and I choose the right foods. I have continued to lose weight even after transitioning off of HCG. The payoff is so worth it! I‘ve lost 30 pounds; I wake up in the morning and say, “Oh my God I’m so amazed! Look at my body—it’s changing!” It’s been such a wonderful experience. I look and feel younger. When I started HCG, I was immediately impressed with the support I got. I’ve been on other programs and once you pay, they send you home with a book. On this program I look forward to my weekly coaching sessions, because they are as excited as I am about what I’m accomplishing; I could call or e-mail anytime. After all of these years of struggling, if I can do this, anyone can!” The HCG diet that Susan used has been around for over 40 years. It’s the result of research done by British endocrinologist, Dr. A.T. Simeons. He determined that by using a naturally occurring human hormone, human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), in conjunction with a diet of specific fruits, vegetables and lean proteins, the body

■ How HCG can transform your life.

would mobilize visceral fat (fat you don’t want) and result in average weekly weight losses of 4-7 pounds. A key to this process is that HCG works on the hypothalamus (the gland in your brain that controls heartbeat, breathing, and providing your body with “fuel”). Dr. Simeons learned that with HCG, the hypothalamus would release visceral fat to be used as an energy source. That fat movement allows the dieter to consume significantly less calories than they could on other programs since the body is getting its metabolic needs (energy) from the fat. HCG is naturally created by women during pregnancy. One of its primary roles is to assist in the transfer of fat (nutrition) from the mother to the fetus. The dosages used for weight loss are dramatically lower than what is created naturally by women during pregnancy. It is not a sex hormone and can be used safely by men and women for weight loss. Approved by the FDA, weight loss is considered an off-label use of HCG. ■ What do I need to know about an HCG program? 1. Support: The HCG diet is simple (specific quantities of specific foods purchased at the grocery store) but it is not easy for everyone. The difference between total compliance and minor deviations to the food can create significant differences in weight loss. As Susan mentioned, the weekly/daily support was critical to her success. Make sure you will get the support you need to be successful. 2. Make sure that a doctor examines and approves you to be on HCG. There are some, but not many, preexisting conditions that might exclude you. 3. Your program must include a prescription for HCG. You’ll find products in stores and on the Internet that claim to be HCG. If it doesn’t include a prescription, it’s not HCG. Using those products in conjunction with the low calorie diet can be dangerous. 4. Dr. Simeon used injectable HCG. Additional delivery methods are now available, but injections provide the most consistent and effective delivery of HCG into the body. The long term success rate for HCG is excellent. The eating habits you learn while on the program are the foundation of a transformation to your life!

HCG is naturally created by women during pregnancy. One of its primary roles is to assist in the transfer of fat (nutrition) from the mother to the fetus.

Jim Hines is the C.O.O. of the company and also owner of Equilibrium Weight Loss and Longevity in Bluffton, SC. Equilibrium currently has nine locations nationwide.

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


Kevin B. Fader, D.M.D.

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


GENERAL AND COSMETIC DENISTRY 15 Hospital Center Blvd. Suite 3 Hilton Head Island 843-682-3030

EDUCATION Graduate Medical University of South Carolina, College of Dental Medicine Phi Beta Kappa Regular dental exams and cleanings are important to your overall health. We will provide a custom hygiene schedule, at home hygiene suggestions and techniques unique to you!

Family and Cosmetic Dentistry Dr. C. Douglas Housaman 81 Main Street,Suite 200, Hilton Head 843-689-9800 First Dental of Bluffton Drs. Charles Hobart, Louis Costal 168 Bluffton Road, Bluffton 843-757-2828 Hughes Dental Group Dr. Daniel Hughes 10 William Pope Drive, Suite 2, Okatie 843-705-7066 Dr. Elizabeth Galloway 3 Palmetto Business Park Road, Hilton Head 843-341-3900 Dr. Chadwick Golden 19 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite 104, Hilton Head 843-842-2500 DR. TIMOTHY GROSS 15 Bow Circle, Suite 104, Hilton Head 843-785-4801 HILTON HEAD DENTAL Dr. Daniel Lawless 222 Pembroke Drive, Suite 102, Hilton Head 843-681-6200 16 William Pope Drive, Suite 104, Bluffton 843-705-7675 Hilton Head Dental Team Drs. Julie Camp and Michael Eibling 92-B Main St., Hilton Head 843-681-9666 Howard Family Dentistry Dr. Christopher Comer 10 Pinckney Colony Road, Bldg. 500, Suite 503, Bluffton 843-815-9798 ISLAND FAMILY DENTAL Dr. Kevin Fader 2 Corpus Christie Place, Suite 202, Hilton Head 843-842-3555 Dr. Craig Jackson 25 Hospital Center Boulevard, Suite 102, Hilton Head 843-689-5500 DR. KENNETH KOWALYK 15 Hospital Center Boulevard, Suite 3, Hilton Head 843-682-3030 Lowcountry Dental Center Dr. David Snyder 70 Pennington Drive, Suite 7, Bluffton 843-706-3377 Dr. Grant McKinley 2 Park Lane, Hilton Head 843-842-7200

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HILTON HEAD DERMATOLOGY & SKIN CANCER CENTER, PA Dr. Albert T. Bundy M.D, Dermatologist, Board Certified 15 Hospital Center Blvd. Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 843-689-9200 • Fax 843-689-9201 Board Certified Specialties: Dermatology & Diseases of the Skin*, Hair & Nails Mohs Micrographic Surgery** & Cutaneous Oncology Bachelor Of Arts: Summa Cum Laude, Washington Jefferson College, Washington, PA Doctor Of Medicine: West Virginia University Medical Center - Morgantown, West Virginia Intern, Internal Medicine: Medical University of South Carolina - Charleston, SC *recognized/**not recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)


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


Coastal Carolina Medical Associates 1010 Medical Center Dr., Suite 240 Hardeeville, SC 843-784-8293 • Vicky Salak is a certified family nurse practitioner with more than 20 years of nursing experience. As a member of the team at Coastal Carolina Medical Associates (CCMA), she works with patients to evaluate and determine the best preventive measures and treatment options for their illness. A division of Coastal Carolina Hospital, CCMA offers comprehensive primary care for adult patients. CCMA, located next to Coastal Carolina Hospital in Hardeeville, is accepting new patients.

Morrison Dental Associates Dr. George Townes 15 Buck Island Road, Bluffton 843-706-2146 Dr. Matthew Mastrorocco 4101 Main Street,Suite D, Hilton Head 843-682-4601 Ocean Dental Dr. Elizabeth Sugg 35 Bill Fries Drive, Bldg. B, Hilton Head 843-342-6677 Off-Island Dental Care Drs. Michael Langehans, Jay Wooster 1 Sherington Drive, Suite H, Bluffton 843-815-7844

10 Hospital Center Commons, Suite D, Hilton Head 843-689-6338 Southeastern Oral and Maxillofacial Dr. Paul Shirley 60 Main Street,Suite B, Hilton Head 347 Red Cedar Street, Bldg. 200, Bluffton 843-815-4546

(DENTAL) ORTHODONTICS Broderick & Dusek Orthodontics Drs. Tom Broderick and Mark Dusek 23 Plantation Park Drive, Suite 301, Bluffton 843-815-2330

Palmetto Dental Arts Drs. Brian Smith, Elizabeth Shelly 347 Red Cedar St., Bluffton 843-815-6500

Maginnis Orthodontics Dr. James Maginnis 11 Hospital Center Commons, Suite 201, Hilton Head 843-681-5556 18 Oak Forest Road, Suite F, Bluffton 843-757-9760

Parkway Family Dental Dr. Earl Price 4376 Bluffton Parkway, Suite 103, Bluffton 843-706-9600

Orthodontics in Paradise Dr. Bruce Duke Baker 3901 Main Street,Suite C, Hilton Head 843-689-2483

Pauls & Savarese Drs. Martin Paul, Robert Savarese 21 New Orleans Road, Suite A, Hilton Head 843-785-6285

South Georgia & South Carolina Orthodontics Drs. Kevin Eatmon, Joby George, Brad Gaynier 880 Fording Island Road, Suite 12, Bluffton 843-706-3344 330 Robert Smalls Parkway, Suite 11, Beaufort 843-522-3880

Plantation Dental Dr. Gary Sturgis 10 Plantation Park Drive, #100, Bluffton 843-705-4885 Shelter Cove Dental Dr. David Miller 23-B Shelter Cove Lane, Suite 200, Hilton Head 843-686-5810 Southern Smiles Dr. James Canham 58 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island 843-686-5526 TERMOTTO & DAVIS DENTAL PRACTICE Drs. Sandy Termotto, Byron Davis, Donald Cooper 4 Okatie Center Blvd. South, Suire 103, Okatie 843-705-9551 12 Sheridan Park, Suite C, Bluffton 843-815-5400 Dr. Jeffrey Wachtel 3801 Main St., Hilton Head 843-342-4463

(DENTAL) MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY Hilton Head Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Drs. Sidney Jones and Brian Low 25 Clark Summit Drive, Suite 202, Bluffton 843-815-3055

(DENTAL) PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY CHILDREN’S DENTISTRY BY DR. THOMAS H. MORSE, DDS 21 Mathews Drive, # 1, Hilton Head 843-681-4900 960 Ribaut Road, Suite 3, Beaufort 843-525-6930 Coastal Pediatric Dentistry Dr. Terri Hubbard 10 Ardley Way, Suite 102, Bluffton 757-7336 23 Main Street, Suite 302, Hilton Head 843-671-7336

(DENTAL) PERIODONTICS Bluffton Periodontics Dr. Jonathan Ross 25 Clark Summit Drive, Suite 202, Bluffton 843-815-3030 Dr. Lee E. Oppenheimer 19 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite103, Hilton Head 843-842-5005

(DENTAL) PROSTHODONTICS Dr. George Priest 23 Main Street,Suite 303, Hilton Head

843-342-8890 Dr. Bonnie Rothwell 430 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 514, Hilton Head 843-342-6900

DERMATOLOGY DERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES OF THE LOWCOUNTRY Drs. Oswald Mikell, Carrie Hall, Forte Rabb 3901 Main Street,Suite D, Hilton Head 843-689-5259 40 Okatie Center Boulevard, Okatie 843-705-0840 242 Lady’s Island Drive, Beaufort 843-525-9277 HILTON HEAD DERMATOLOGY AND SKIN CANCER CENTER Dr. Thomas Bundy 15 Hospital Center Boulevard, Suite 1, Hilton Head 4 Okatie Center Blvd. South, Suite 202, Okatie 843-689-9200 May River Dermatology Drs. Carmen Traywick, Alfredo Brand 25 Hospital Center Commons, Suite 200, Hilton Head 843-689-5002 18 Oak Forest Road, Suite A, Bluffton 843-837-4400

EAR, NOSE and THROAT (OTOLARYNGOLOGY) Hilton Head ENT & Sinus Dr. David Maurer, Elizabeth H. Ott 23 Main Street,Suite 201, Hilton Head 843-682-3955 Hilton Head Hearing Dr. Michael Szynski 23 Main Street,Suite101-A, Hilton Head 55B Sheridan Park Circle, Bluffton 843-681-6070 Palmetto Ear, Nose and Throat Dr. Christina Gwozdz, Kathleen L. Shea 4701 Main Street,Suite F, Hilton Head 843-681-2300

EMERGENCY MEDICINE BEAUFORT MEMORIAL PRATT EMERGENCY CENTER 955 Ribaut Road, Beaufort 843-522-5101 COASTAL CAROLINA HOSPITAL John S. Bodkin III, Jennifer Fralix, Susan Quinty, Jarrod Wright, Paul Zorch 1000 Medical Center Drive, Hardeeville 843-784-8080 HILTON HEAD HOSPITAL Drs. Brett Cargill, Robert Clodfelter, Luca Delatore, Van Gauby, Patrick Jordan, Michael

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Kaup, Patrick Snowman 25 Hospital Center Boulevard, Hilton Head 843-681-6122

ENDROCINOLOGY Memorial Health University Physicians - Legacy Center 14 Okatie Center Blvd. South, Suite 101 Okatie, SC 29909 843-836-3800 Memorial Health University Physicians – Legacy Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Ward as our new internal medicine physician. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Ohio. He completed his internal medicine residency at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati and his family medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Ward is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is now accepting patients 18 years of age and older.


Coastal Carolina Medical Associates 1010 Medical Center Dr., Suite 240 Hardeeville, SC 843-784-8293 • As a member of the team at Coastal Carolina Medical Associates (CCMA), Dr. Platt works with patients to evaluate and determine the best preventive measures and treatment options for their illness. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Platt has more than 30 years of experience. A division of Coastal Carolina Hospital, CCMA is a primary care practice that offers comprehensive primary care for adult patients. CCMA, located next to Coastal Carolina Hospital in Hardeeville, is accepting new patients.


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

Equilibrium Edrocinology Dr. Orlin Sergev 7 Arley Way, Suite 101, Bluffton 843-871-7979

FAMILY MEDICINE Affordable Health Care Jennifer Green-Bazzle, NP 48 Pennington Drive, Suite G, Bluffton 843-757-5559 Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. Drs. M. LaFrance Ferguson, Samai Supan Chelsea Medical Center 721 Okatie Highway, Okatie 843-987-7400 Drs. Ty McElveen, Meryl Snow Ridgeland Medical Center 1520 Grays Highway, Ridgeland 843-726-3979 BEAUFORT MEMORIAL BLUFFTON PRIMARY CARE Drs. Heather M. Hutchings, Jonathan Hutchings, Robert Lisle, Roger Ulrich 11 Arley Way, Suite 201, Bluffton 843-706-8690 BEAUFORT MEMORIAL COASTAL CARE MD Dr. Clark Trask 974 Ribaut Road, Beaufort 843-524-3344 Bluffton-Okatie Primary Care Dr. Deborah Chambers 40 Okatie Center Blvd. S., Suite 100, Okatie 843-705-8888 Coastal Medical Associates Dr. Peter Frank 43 U.S. 17, Hardeeville 843-784-3101 GLOBAL FAMILY MEDICINE Dr. Gaston Perez 14 Oak Forest Road, Suite D, Bluffton 843-815-6468 Hilton Head Health & Wellness Associates Dr. Wayne Johnson 2 Marshland Road, Hilton Head 843-842-2900 HILTON HEAD PRIMARY CARE Dr. David Vormohr 35 Bill Fries Drive, Bldg. A, Hilton Head 843-682-7470 ISLAND FAMILY MEDICINE Drs. Kelly Schibler, Jonathan Sack 2 Marshland Road, Hilton Head 843-842-6357

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Dr. H. Lucius Laffitte Jr. 10B Kemmerlin Lane, Beaufort 843-322-8477 Lowcountry Medical Care Dr. Michael Mikkelson 181 Bluffton Road, G101 & G102, Bluffton 843-757-5400 PALMETTO MEDICAL GROUP Drs. Scott Cummings, Lynn Goetze, Kamal Patel, Stephanie Lovato 25 Sherington Drive, Suite D, Bluffton 843-706-0600 Signature Health & Wellness Dr. James Frost 29 Plantation Park Drive, Suite 602, Bluffton 843-815-5211 Southcoast Family Practice Dr. Janis Hedin 23 Plantation Park Drive, Suite 403, Bluffton 843-706-5995 SUNGATE PRIMARY CARE Dr. Christopher LeBlanc 10 William Pope Drive, Bluffton 843-705-1510 St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Group Brian N. Anderson, Susan Reinheimer, LuAnn Aquino 10 Oak Forest Road, Suite C, Bluffton 843-815-3006

GASTROENTEROLOGY BEAUFORT MEMORIAL CENTER FOR DIGESTIVE DISEASES Drs. Kevin Kearney, Joel Ingegno Beaufort Memorial Bluffton Medical Services 11 Arley Way, Suite 102, Bluffton 1716 Ribaut Road, Port Royal 843-522-7890 Coastal Gastroenterology Dr. Louis Bell 23 Main Street,Suite 101B, Hilton Head 843-342-2299 HARDEEVILLE MEDICAL GROUP Dr. Thomas Noble 1010 Medical Center Drive, Suite 240, Hardeeville 843-784-8297 Hilton Head Gastroenterology Drs. Michael Gilbreath, Glenn Gwzodz 35 Bill Fries Dr Bldg F, Hilton Head 843-681-6668

GERIATRIC MEDICINE SENIOR HEALTH ASSOCIATES Dr. Keith Guest 335 Pleasant Point Drive, Beaufort 843-757-1173 Dr. Timothy Scharold 96 Main Street,Suite B, Hilton Head 1 Mallet Way, Suite 101, Bluffton 843-681-9300


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

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

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


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

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

JAMES F. GIGANTE, MD Modern Medicine. Old-fashioned Care. Hilton Head Internists 35 Bill Fries Drive, Building H Hilton Head, SC 29926 • 843-681-2222 Don’t forget to like us on Facebook Residency and Internship Georgetown University Hospital Medical School The Chicago Medical School Board Certification Internal Medicine Accepting new patients for primary care. Active Admitting Privileges at Hilton Head Hospital.

JANETTE CHERRY, PA-C Modern Medicine. Old-fashioned Care. Hilton Head Internists 35 Bill Fries Drive, Building H Hilton Head, SC 29926 • 843-681-2222 Don’t forget to like us on Facebook Education Penn State University Kings College PA-C Board Certification Internal Medicine Accepting new patients for primary care. Focusing on Women’s Wellness.

HEARING AID PROVIDERS ABC Hearing Aid Services 1533 Fording Island Road, Hilton Head 843-837-3800 Accuquest Hearing Center 17 Sherington Drive, Suite E, Bluffton 843-706-0610 Beltone 29 Plantation Park Drive, Suite 801, Bluffton 843-815-5533 Hilton Head Hearing Service 23 Main Street,Suite 101A, Hilton Head 55B Sheridan Park Circle, Bluffton 843-681-6070 Miracle-Ear 1533 Fording Island Road, Suite 318, Hilton Head 843-836-2693 2201 Boundary St # 101, Beaufort 843-522-1414 Optimal Hearing Systems Inc. 10 Hospital Center Commons, Hilton Head 23 Plantation Park Drive, Suite 102, Bluffton 843-706-2933

HEMATOLOGY ST. JOSEPH’S/CANDLER HOSPITAL Dr. Gary Thomas 45 Hospital Center Commons, Hilton Head 843-689-2895 300 New River Parkway, Suite 26, Hardeeville 843-208-2895 Sea Island Medical Oncology Drs. Majd Chahin, James Hall Beaufort Memorial Keyserling Cancer Center 1680B Ribaut Road, Port Royal 843-521-9879 ST. JOSEPH’S/CANDLER SPECIALIST AT MOSS CREEK VILLAGE Oncology/Hematology Dr. Jennifer Yannucci 912-692-2000 THE BLOOD ALLIANCE 888-998-2243

HOSPICE CARE Hospice Care of America 460 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head 843-785-5901 HOSPICE CARE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY 119 Palmetto Way, Bluffton 843-706-2296 Island Hospice 843-208-3660

Serenity Palliative and Hospice Care 10 Plantation Park Drive, Suite 104, Bluffton 843-706-3228 TIDEWATER HOSPICE 10 Buckingham Plantation Drive, Suite A, Bluffton 843-757-9388

HOSPITALISTS HILTON HEAD HOSPITAL Dr. Carlos Cordero, Randy Dingus, Igor Sister, Feerozeh Jahanshahi 25 Hospital Center Boulevard, Hilton Head 843-689-8141 BEAUFORT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Drs. Stacy Hammond Johnson, J. Frank Biggers, Edward Botse-Baidoo, Linda Brown, Linh Dastous, Patricia Devers, Roderick Dippel, M. Linda Hawes, Jose Rodriguez 95 Ribaut Road, Beaufort 843-522-5005

HOSPITALS BEAUFORT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 955 Ribaut Road, Beaufort 843-522-5200 ST. JOSEPH’S/CANDLER HOSPITAL Candler Hospital Campus 5353 Reynolds, Savannah 843-819-6000 COASTAL CAROLINA HOSPITAL 1000 Medical Center Drive, Hardeeville 843-784-8000 HILTON HEAD HOSPITAL 25 Hospital Center Boulevard, Hilton Head 843-681-6122 MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER 4700 Waters Ave., Savannah 912-350-8000 ST. JOSEPH’S/CANDLER HOSPITAL St. Joseph’s Hospital Campus 11705 Mercy Boulevard, Savannah 912-819-4100

HYPERBARICS/WOUND CARE BEAUFORT MEMORIAL WOUND CARE CENTER 989 Ribaut Road, Beaufort 843-522-5300 COASTAL CAROLINA HOSPITAL CENTER FOR HYPERBARICS AND WOUND HEALING Dr. Jason Cotter 1000 Medical Center Drive, Hardeeville 843-784-8210 HYPERBARIC THERAPY OF THE LOWCOUNTRY Drs. Pete Stephens, Joseph Hickey 94 Main Street,Suite E, Hilton Head

843-681-3300 ST. JOSEPH’S/CANDLER CENTER FOR HYPERBARICS & WOUND CARE-MOSS CREEK 19 Moss Creek Village, Suite B4, Hilton Head 843-837-9000

INFECTIOUS DISEASE Drs. Ludwig Lettau, Amanda Parks, Kent Stock 8 Okatie Center Blvd. S., Suite 101, Okatie 843-402-0227 1938 Charlie Hall Blvd. Charleston, SC 29414 843-402-0227 Lowcountry Infectious Diseases Dr. Kent Stock 1938 Charlie Hall Blvd. Charleston, SC 29414 843-402-0227

INTERNAL MEDICINE Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. Drs. Rosalind Dawson, Edward McNeil 1320 S. Ribaut Road, Beaufort 843-986-0900 BEAUFORT MEMORIAL BLUFFTON PRIMARY CARE Dr. Erik Baker 11 Arley Way, Suite 201, Bluffton 843-706-8690 BEAUFORT MEMORIAL PRIMARY CARE Drs. Kurt Gambla, Andrea Hicks, Steven Kessel 989 Ribaut Road, Suite 260, Beaufort 843-522-7600 BEAUFORT MEMORIAL LADY’S ISLAND INTERNAL MEDICINE Drs. Philip A. Cusumano, M. Randy Dalbow 12 Professional Village Circle, Beaufort 843-522-7240 BLUFFTON-OKATIE PRIMARY CARE Drs. James O’Malley 40 Okatie Center Boulevard, Suite 100, Okatie 843-705-8888 HARDEEVILLE MEDICAL GROUP Dr. Michael Platt 1010 Medical Center Drive, Suite 240, Hardeeville 843-784-8297 HERITAGE MEDICAL CENTER Drs. Thomas Lenns, Paul Long, Michael Mayes, William Petty, Andrew Binimara 460 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head 843-681-5305 The Hickey Wellness Center Dr. Joseph Hickey 30 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head 843-842-9960

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2013 Lowcountry Health Care Directory

Hilton Head Internists Dr. James Gigante, Janette Cherry 35 Bill Fries Drive, Bldg. J, Hilton Head 843-681-2222 Hilton Head Primary Care Dr. Stephen Luther 35 Bill Fries Drive, Bldg. A, Hilton Head 843-682-7470 Memorial Health University Physicians Legacy Center Dr. John T. Ward 14 Okatie Center Boulevard South, Suite 101, Okatie 843-836-3800 Palmetto Medical Group Drs. Scott Cummings, Lynn Goetze, Kamal Patel, Stephanie Lovato, PA-C 25 Sherington Drive, Suite D, Bluffton 843-706-0600 Dr. Patricia North 18 Hospital Center Boulevard, Hilton Head 843-842-9600 Dr. Timothy Scharold 25 Hospital Center Boulevard, Suite 105, Hilton Head 1 Mallet Way, Suite 101, Bluffton 843-681-9300

St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Group 10 Oak Forest Road, Suite C, Bluffton 843-815-3006

Burke’s Main Street Pharmacy 1101 Main St., Hilton Head Island 843-681-2652

Rob Trotter, MD 18 Hospital Center Boulevard, Hilton Head 843-681-9355

Hanger P & O 12B Arley Way, Suite 102, Bluffton 843-815-9080 1055 Ribaut Road, Beaufort 843-986-9117

MEDICAL SPAS Allure Laser Center 408 Highway 80 W, Pooler, GA Island Medical Spa 4 Dunmore Court, Hilton Head 843-689-3322 Le Spa 71 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head 843-363-6000 Serendipity 23 Main Street, Hilton Head 843-342-2639

MEDICAL SUPPLIES Bright Choice Medical Equipment & Supplies 7373 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah 843-815-5000

Island Respiratory Care Inc 140 Beach City Road, Suite C, Hilton Head 843-681-1949 I V Specialists 25-B Marshellen Drive, Beaufort  843-524-3777 Low Country Home Oxygen 23 Main Street,Suite 202, Hilton Head 843-342-3423 262 Red Cedar Street,Bluffton 843-706-3424 Medquip Inc. 11 Parmenter Road, Bluffton 843-815-5301 Medi Homecare 300 Midtown Drive, Beaufort 843-525-6994 2935 Argent Boulevard, Unit B, Ridgeland 843-987-0772

MEDICATION MANAGEMENT St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for Medication Management 29 Plantation Park, Suite 604, Bluffton 843-815-2943 461 William Hilton Parkway, Suite B, Hilton Head 843-815-2929 Drs. Suzanne Veilleu, Joseph Waters, Richard Ford, Catherine Scott 25 Clarks Summit Drive, Suite F201, Bluffton 19 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite 202, Hilton Head 843-757-4737

MENTAL HEALTH/PSYCHIATRY/ COUNSELING ACTS, Agape Counseling & Training Services St. Luke’s Church Sharon Smith 50 Pope Ave., Hilton Head 843-785-4099 Beaufort Memorial Sea Island Psychiatry Dr. Winn Hill 989 Ribaut Road, Beaufort 843-522-5600 Bluffton Psychology Group Carol Tomeo, Susan Stevens Pickett, Tina

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Boyle 10 Pinckney Colony Road, Bldg. 300, Suites 301-303, Bluffton 843-815-8588 Franklin Bolgan 800 Main Street,Suite 210C, Hilton Head 843-683-0042 Marilyn Earle 23 Plantation Park Drive, Suite 202B, Bluffton 843-706-3020 Marcia Frezza 200 Main Street,Suite 201B, Hilton Head 843-415-2763 Dr. Lynn Geiger 19 Executive Park, Suite 110, Hilton Head 843-341-3020 Hilton Head Psychiatric Clinic Dr. Ravi Srivastava 60 Main Street,Suite H, Hilton Head 843-681-1935 Island Psychiatry Dr. Jocelyn Evans 19 Bow Circle, Suite A, Hilton Head 843-341-8255 Robert Lolik 2 Marshland Road, Hilton Head 843-683-3311

Lowcountry Psychiatric Associates Drs. Suzanne Veilleu, Joseph Walters, Richard Ford, Catherine Scott 25 Clarks Summit Drive, Suite F201, Bluffton 19 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite 202, Hilton Head 843-757-4737 Dr. Debi Lynes 843-301-6147 Main Street Psychiatry & Psychotherapy Dr. Laura Rosenbaum-Bloom 4101 Main Street,Suite C, Hilton Head 843-342-6000 National Alliance on Mental Health Beaufort County (NAMI) 117 William Hilton Parkway, Suite K, Hilton Head 843-681-2290 Psychological & Counseling Associates of the Lowcountry Dr. Helene Stoller 23 Plantation Park Drive, Bldg. 202, Bluffton 843-290-6828 The Rankin Center Dr. Howard Rankin 2 Marshland Road, Hilton Head 843-842-7797

Dr. Walt Warneck 301 Waters Edge, Hilton Head 843-686-3665 Dr. William Westmaas 19 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head 843-842-5336 Lynette Wiest 200 Main Street,Suite 201B, Hilton Head 843-681-7999

NEPHROLOGY Dr. Hy Sussman 25 Hospital Center Boulevard, Suite 104, Hilton Head 843-681-7362 Lowcountry Medical Group Dr. John Bell 300 Midtown Drive, Beaufort 843-770-0404 Dr. K. Surendra Shenoy 1859 Paris Ave., Port Royal 843-524-2002

NEUROLOGY Coastal Neurology Drs. Norman Bettle, Paul Mazzeo 7 Arley Way, Suites 101-102, Bluffton 1833 N. Paris Ave., Port Royal 843-522-1420

Dr. William Garrett St. Joseph’s/Candler 10-B Oak Forest Drive, Bluffton 843-815-3006 Dr. Kohli Harvinder 8 Hospital Center Boulevard, Suite 101, Hilton Head 843-681-4966 Dr. Daniel Suh 10 Oak Forest Drive, Suite B, Bluffton 912-355-1010 Southern Neurology Dr. George Warner 23 Plantation Park Drive, Suite 402, Bluffton 843-836-3677

OBSTETRICS/GYNECOLOGY Advanced Women’s Care of the Lowcountry Drs. Tracy Blusewicz, Katherine Coley 8 Hospital Center Drive, Suite 150, Hilton Head 29 Plantation Park Drive, Suite 401, Bluffton 843-341-3996 Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. Drs. Cathy Bagley, Allahna Coggins, Claude Tolbert Port Royal Medical Center 1320 S. Ribaut Road, Port Royal 843-986-0900

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


Kristi Blessitt, MD 29 Plantation Park, Suite 204 Bluffton, SC 29910 843-706-0848 • Dr. Kristi Blessitt, OB/GYN, earned her medical degree at University of Mississippi and completed her residency in OB/GYN at University Hospitals and Clinics in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Blessitt has been practicing in the Bluffton/Hilton Head Island area since 2008. She currently practices at Bon Sain Complete Women’s Healthcare with Dr. Ramon McGehee, GYN/Oncology and Jennifer Burks, CNM and MSN.

BON SAIN COMPLETE WOMEN’S HEALTHCARE Jennifer Burks CNM, MSN 29 Plantation Park, Suite 204 Bluffton, SC 29910 843-706-0848 • Jennifer is a member of American College of Nurse Midwives, South Carolina Chapter of ACNM, Fellow of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and Sigma Theta Tau International. Her licenses include Registered Nurse in SC, Certified Nurse Midwife - SC - (Advanced Nurse Practice) and a Doctorate in Naturopathy. Education: University of Texas/Texas Tech, Post Graduate Nurse Midwifery, 1991-1993 University of Texas, MSN - Maternal Child Health, 1990-1991 University of Massachusetts, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1973-1977

BON SAIN COMPLETE WOMEN’S HEALTHCARE Drs. Kristi Blessitt, Ramon McGehee 29 Plantation Park Drive, Suite 204, Bluffton 843-706-0848 Coastal Obstetrics and Gynecology Drs. Ardra Davis-Tolbert, Meredith Mitchell, Lynn Bell Norton 11 Arley Way, Suite 201, Bluffton 843-540-5857 13 Marshellen Drive, Beaufort 843-521-0377 Burnt Church Obstetrics 1 Burnt Church Road, Bluffton 843-705-8920 Genesis Prenatal Clinic 1 Burnt Church Road, Bluffton 843-705-8920 Gynecology Associates of Beaufort Drs. John Fontana, Patricia A. Thompson 11 Arley Way, Suite 202, Bluffton 1835 N. Paris Avenue, Suite 108, Port Royal, SC 843-524-8151 Hilton Head OB/GYN Partners Drs. G. Neil Love, Dammun Pierce 100 Exchange Street,Suite 200, Hilton Head 843-681-4977 1 Burnt Church Road, Bluffton 843-705-8920 MEMORIAL HEALTH UNIVERSITY PHYSICIANS - PROVIDENT OB/GYN ASSOCIATES, LEGACY CENTER Dr. Joanne Price 14 Okatie Center Blvd. South, Suite 101, Okatie 843-836-3800

OPHTHALMOLOGY AFFILIATED RETINA CONSULTANTS, PA 14 Westbury Parkway suite 102, Bluffton 843-815-5436 Dr. Scott Anfinson 14 Westbury Park Way, Suite 102, Bluffon 843-815-5436 BISHOP EYE ASSOCIATES Drs. Carole Drabik, John-Michael Johnson, Ken Gleitsmann, Trey Bishop 224 Pembroke Drive, Hilton Head 843-689-3937 200 New River Parkway, Suite 31, Hardeeville 843-208-3937 Bluffton Total Eye Care Drs. Edward Sammons, Judith Piros, Robert King, Susan Disario, Kimberly Hinson 80 Baylor Drive, Suite 104, Bluffton 843-706-3022 Georgia Eye Institute Robert King, MD 4 Okatie Center Boulevard, Okatie 843-705-3333 Hilton Head Laser Eye Center Dr. Lou Probst 10 Hospital Center Commons, Suite 100, Hilton Head

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843-681-8655 Low Country Eye Associates Drs. David Remiggio, Mark Goulas 3 Plantation Park Drive, Suite 401, Bluffton 843-757-9661 PALMETTO EYE SPECIALISTS Drs. Walter Meier, Emily Bolling, Kenneth Farr 220 Pembroke Drive, Suite 100, Hilton Head 843-785-2525 10 William Pope Drive, Bluffton 843-842-2020 33 Kemmerlin Lane, Lady’s Island 843-521-2020 10991 N. Jacob Smart Boulevard, Unit E, Ridgeland 843-726-6509 Schulze Eye and Surgery Center Dr. Richard Schulze 167 Bluffton Road, Bluffton 843-757-2500

OPTOMETRY BISHOP EYE ASSOCIATES Drs. Carole Drabik, John-Michael Johnson, Ken Gleitsmann, Trey Bishop 224 Pembroke Drive, Hilton Head 843-689-3937 200 New River Parkway, Suite 31, Hardeeville 843-208-3937 Bluffton Total Eye Care Drs. Anthony R. Horstman, Edward D. Sammons, Robert Myhre 80 Baylor Drive, Suite 104, Bluffton 843-706-3022 Dr. Michael Campbell Associates 10 Hospital Center Commons, Suite 100, Hilton Head 843-681-6682 Carolina Optical Drs. Nick Bollin, Brent Turner 878 Fording Island Road, Suite 14, Bluffton 843-836-3937 COASTAL EYE ASSOCIATES Drs. John J. Janvier, Jessica Sirak-Smith, 3 Malphrus Road, Suite 101, Bluffton 843-837-4545 105 Grand Central Boulevard, Suite 110, Pooler 912-450-9200 DARLING EYE CENTER Drs. Catherine Darling, Douglas Black 19 Promenade Street,Bluffton 843-815-4343 576 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head 843-342-2020 The Eye Site Drs. Robert Szypczak, Jennifer Switak 104 Buckwalter Parkway, Unit 1C, Bluffton 843-757-9588


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


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


Carole Drabik, OD 224 Pembroke Dr., Hilton Head (Indigo Run) 843-689-3937 300 New River Pkwy., Suite 31, Bluffton (Sun City) 843-208-3937 Carole Drabik, OD has been seeing patients as on Optometrist for over 16 years since she received her license from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, and an externship at the Ophthalmology Dept. of Lankenau Hospital. She specializes in general eyecare, with an emphasis on refractive disorders, contact lenses, and Low Vision eyecare.

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Dr. John Michael Johnson, OD 224 Pembroke Dr., Hilton Head (Indigo Run) 843-689-3937 300 New River Pkwy., Suite 31, Bluffton (Sun City) 843-208-3937 Dr. John-Michael Johnson, OD has been seeing patients for more than 8 years since receiving his license from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. He completed an externship at the Naval Hospital in Beaufort and a residency in hospital-based primary care optometry at the Memphis VA Hospital. He specializes in general eyecare, with an emphasis on glaucoma, dry eye and contact lenses.


Ken Gleitsmann, MD 224 Pembroke Dr., Hilton Head (Indigo Run) 843-689-3937 300 New River Pkwy., Suite 31, Bluffton (Sun City) 843-208-3937 Ken Gleitsmann, MD is a board-certified Ophthalmologist who has been treating patients in the Low Country since 1995. He received his MD degree at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, followed by his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco. He also recently completed a Preventive Medicine Residency and a Masters of Public Health. He treats patients for all eye related issues.


Dr. Catherine Darling, OD 19 Promenade Street, Bluffton 843-815-4343 576 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head 843-342-2020 Dr. Catherine Darling, owner of Darling Eye Center has been practicing in this area for over twelve years with offices in both Bluffton and Hilton Head. She offers comprehensive eye exams, prompt emergency services, contact lens services, and pediatric exams. Darling Eye Center has an on site lab for same day prescriptions and an outstanding eyeglass frame selection.

Optical Solutions 32W Plaza at Shelter Cove, Hilton Head 843-785-8008 6 Promenade, Suite 101, Bluffton 843-706-0607 PALMETTO EYE SPECIALISTS Drs. Walter Meier, Emily Bolling, Kenneth Farr 220 Pembroke Drive, Suite 100, Hilton Head 843-785-2525 10 William Pope Drive, Bluffton 843-842-2020 33 Kemmerlin Lane, Lady’s Island 843-521-2020 10991 N. Jacob Smart Boulevard, Unit E, Ridgeland 843-726-6509 Paul’s Optical Paul Cilli 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head 843-686-4522 PEARLE VISION & COASTAL EYE ASSOCIATES Drs. John Janvier, Jessica Sirck-Smith 3 Malphrus Road, Bluffton 843-837-9222 105 Grand Central Boulevard, Suite 110, Pooler 912-450-9200 Scott’s Quality Vision Care Drs. Scott Severson, Carol Myers 308 Moss Creek Village, Hilton Head 843-837-3937 Walmart Optical 25 Pembroke Drive, Hilton Head 843-681-3396 1 Nickleplate Road, Hardeeville 843-208-2020 10668 S. Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland 843-717-2393

ORTHOPAEDICS BEAUFORT MEMORIAL ORTHOPAEDIC SPECIALISTS Dr. Edward R. Blocker, James Amlicke 11 Arley Way, Suite 102, Bluffton 300 Midtown Drive, Beaufort 843-522-7100 Drs. H. Kevin Jones, Evan C. Reese 11 Arley Way, Suite 102, Bluffton 1251 Ribaut Road, Beaufort 843-524-3015 BEAUFORT ORTHOPAEDIC SPORTS & SPINE CENTER Drs. Mark T. Dean, Ralph Salzer, Scott E. Strohmeyer 1076 Ribaut Road, Suite 101, Beaufort 843-525-0045 Hilton Head Orthopaedics 95 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island 843-681-2363 Gavin Orthopaedics 15 Moss Creek Village Hilton Head 843-681-5077 LOWCOUNTRY SPINE AND SPORT Dr. John P. Batson 300 New River Parkway, Ste. 37, Hardeeville

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843-208-2420 Mihelic, Nicholas, MD 15 Moss Creek Village Hilton Head 843-342-5200 Optim Orthopedics 16 Okatie Center Blvd. South, Suite 201, Bluffton 843-837-1020 Orthopedic Associates of the Lowcountry Drs. Douglas Scott, Kirk Johnson 40 Okatie Center Blvd. S., Suite 205, Okatie 843-705-8970 22 Bethea Drive, Hilton Head 843-682-7480 The Sport & Spine Institute 15 Moss Creek Village, Hilton Head 843-836-7000 ST. JOSEPH’S/CANDLER INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED BONE AND JOINT SURGERY 800-622-6877 TOBIN BONE AND JOINT SURGERY Dr. Joseph P. Tobin 12 Lafayette Place, Suite A, Hilton Head 843-342-9100

PAIN MANAGEMENT/ ANESTHESIOLOGY Coastal Pain and Spine Center Dr. Susan L. Cramer 38 Sheridan Park Circle, Suite F, Bluffton 843-757-6744 Lowcountry Anesthesia Drs. Robert E. Bell, John W. Daniel, Susan M. Hohenwarter, Marc T. Reichel, G. Heath Simmons, William L. Spearman, Gary A.Thompson 955 Ribaut Road, Beaufort 843-522-5117 HILTON HEAD HOSPITAL Drs. Ellen W. Boney, James M. Caswell, Michael T. Dellinger, Mark T. Lofye, Ronald P. Mulner 25 Hospital Center Boulevard, Hilton Head 843-681-6122 Pain Management Experts Dr. David A. Brosman 11 Hospital Center Commons, Suite 100, Hilton Head 843-681-5062 Palmetto Anesthesia and Pain Drs. Philip J. Zitello 222 Pembroke Place, Building C, Hilton Head 843-689-9876

PATHOLOGY HILTON HEAD HOSPITAL PROFESSIONAL PATHOLOGY SERVICES Drs. Charles Lucas, Allen Bennett 25 Hospital Center Boulevard, Hilton Head 843-689-8264


12 Lafayette Place, Hilton Head 843-342-9100 Dr. Tobin is Board Certified with an additional year of fellowship training in hip and knee replacement surgery. He also specializes in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of shoulder, elbow, ankle, wrist and hand injuries and ailments. He treats general bone, joint, muscle and tendon injuries as well as work related and sports injuries. Dr. Tobin graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his residency training at Loyola University in Chicago. To give patients a choice, Dr. Tobin operates at the Savannah hospitals, Hilton Head Hospital, and the Outpatient Surgery Center of Hilton Head.


Southern Surgery Specialists 1010 Medical Center Dr., Suite 230 Hardeeville, SC 843-784-8160 Dr. Carlos E. Montenegro, a board certified general surgeon, offers quality surgical care for patients. He evaluates patients to determine the best surgical procedure that provides the best outcomes. Dr. Montenegro, who is fluent in Spanish, completed medical school at the Universidad Central Del Ecuador and a residency in general surgery at Wayne State University and Case Western Reserve University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He is accepting new patients.


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

The Preston Health Center has an extensive resident-centered, therapeutic rehabilitation program designed to meet the specific and individual needs of each resident. We offer occupational, physical and speech therapy.

Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. Drs. Candace Renee Clocker, Chelsea Medical Center 721 Okatie Highway, Okatie 843-987-7419 Drs. Faith L. Polkey, Jamie Singleton, Marlo M. Smith Port Royal Medical Center 1320 S. Ribaut Road, Port Royal 843-986-0900 Palmetto Pediatrics of the Lowcountry Drs. Lance Lowe, Eric Peltz, Alicia Salyer, Annette Thomas 23 Main Street,Suite 301, Hilton Head 843-342-5437 4 Okatie Center Boulevard, Suite 201, Okatie 843-706-3206 Salerno Pediatric Care Dr. Peter J. Salerno 35 Bill Fries Drive, Building I, Hilton Head 843-342-7337

LIFE CARE OF HILTON HEAD 120 Lamotte Drive, Hilton Head, SC 29926 (next to Hilton Head Hospital) 843-681-6006 •

Life Care Center of Hilton Head offers inpatient and outpatient Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy. Our caring, certified staff evaluates each patient’s needs to determine customized rehabilitation programs. Popular programs include Stroke Recovery, Neuropathy, Women’s Health, Orthopedic and Pain Management.


Nate Dixon, PT, DPT

811 William Hilton Pkwy (mid-island, next to LAVA 24 Fitness) 843-842-3222 Board Certifications: Physical Therapy Education: Slippery Rock University (Doctorate), University of Hawaii, Ohio University Specialties: Orthopedic (Spine and joints) Physical Therapy, Neurologic (Balance/Post-Stroke/Cardio) Physical Therapy, Lymphedema/Cancer Rehabilitation

Sea Island Pediatrics Drs. Nicole S. Broerman, Karen Keane, Timothy Keane 2403 Allison Road, Beaufort Beaufort Memorial Bluffton Medical Services 7 Arley Way, Suite 102, Bluffton 843-524-1078 Seaside Pediatrics of Bluffton Drs. Maureen Berrigan, Kara Sturgis 167 Bluffton Road, Bluffton 843-757-8663 Universal Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Dr. Rosana Markley 843 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head 843-682-4300

PEDIATRIC THERAPY BEAUFORT MEMORIAL HEALTH LINK FOR CHILDREN Beaufort Memorial Bluffton Medical Services 7 Arley Way, Bluffton 843-707-8807 Beaufort Memorial Hospital 989 Ribaut Road, Suite 360, Beaufort 843-522-5900 HILTON HEAD HOSPITAL PEDIATRIC REHABILITATION CENTER 24 Bethea Drive, Hilton Head 40 Okatie Center Boulevard, Suite 200, Okatie 843-682-7301 Hilton Head Pediatric Therapy Center 60 Main Street,Suite H, Hilton Head 843-342-9000

PHARMACY Bluffton Pharmacy 167B Bluffton Road, Bluffton 843-757-4999

Burke’s Main Street Pharmacy 1101 Main Street,Hilton Head 843-681-2622 CVS 10 Pope Ave., Hilton Head 843-785-7786 85 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head 843-681-7389 1008 Fording Island Road, Bluffton 843-815-2800 1500 S. Ribaut Road, Beaufort 843-524-5440 STEPHENS COMPOUNDING PHARMACY Shelia M. Stephens 430 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 302B, Hilton Head 843-686-3735 Walgreens 20 Hatton Place, Hilton Head 843-342-7451 11 Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head 843-686-6525 868 Fording Island Road, Bluffton 843-815-9953 138 Okatie Center Boulevard, Okatie 843-705-0999 155 Sea Island Parkway, Beaufort 843-522-6819

PHYSICAL THERAPY/ REHABILITATION BEAUFORT MEMORIAL OUTPATIENT REHABILITATION 11 Arley Way, Bluffton 843-522-5630 Bluffton Okatie Outpatient Center 40 Okatie Blvd. S., Okatie 843-705-8800 Coastal Carolina Hospital 1000 Medcial Center Drive, Hardeeville 843-784-8000 Drayer Physical Therapy 95 Mathews Drive, Suite D5, Hilton Head 843-681-5640 38 Sheridan Park Circle, Suite E, Bluffton 843-815-5628 Elite Physical Therapy 4 Okatie Center Boulevard, Suite 101, Okatie 843-705-9480 HILTON HEAD HOSPITAL 25 Hospital Center Boulevard, Hilton Head 843-682-7300 Horizon Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine 8 Hospital Center Boulevard, Suite 250, Hilton Head 843-671-7342 460 William Hilton Pkwy, Suite D, Hilton Head 843-342-5700 15 Moss Creek Village, Bluffton 843-836-7003

Island Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation 35 Bill Fries Drive, Building K, Hilton Head 843-342-3012 LIFE CARE CENTER 120 Lamotte Drive, Hilton Head 843-681-6006 PALMETTO THERAPY SERVICES 811 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head 843-842-3222 2 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head 1541 Fording Island Road, Suite 6, Bluffton 843-342-5282 PRESTON HEALTH CENTER 87 Bird Song Way, Hilton Head 843-689-7022 ST. JOSEPH’S/CANDLER OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY 10 Oak Forest Road, Suite D, Bluffton 843-815-2611 The Sport and Spine Institute 15 Moss Creek Village, Hilton Head 843-836-7000

PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY/PROSTHESIS Coastal Empire Plastic Surgery Drs. Luke J. Curtsinger, Joel L. Shanklin, Meghan K. McGovern 17 Sherington Drive, Bluffton 888-920-2090 Coolidge Plastic Surgery Center Dr. Carol Ann Coolidge 300 New River Parkway, Suite 36, Hardeeville 843-208-2808 FINGER AND ASSOCIATES PLASTIC SURGERY CENTER Drs. E. Ronald Finger, Michael R. Huntly 70 Pennington Drive, Executive Suites, Bluffton Le Spa at Sea Pines Center 71 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head 800-868-9301 5356 Reynolds Street, Suite 505, Savannah 912-354-4411 The Georgia Institute for Plastic Surgery Dr. Richard Greco 29 Plantation Park Drive, Suite 301, Bluffton 843-757-0002 HILTON HEAD ISLAND PLASTIC SURGERY Dr. Robert A. Laughlin 35 Bill Fries Drive, Bldg. E, Hilton Head 843-681-4088 Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Dr. Brendan E. Smith 40 Okatie Center Blvd. S., Suite 350, Okatie 843-705-8940

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


2 Greenwood Dr, Suite C (Sea Pines Circle behind Suntrust Bank) 843-342-5282 Board Certifications: Physical Therapy Education: Masters of Physical Therapy from Ohio University Specialties: Orthopedic (Spine and joints) Physical Therapy, Neurologic (Balance/Post-Stroke/Cardio) Physical Therapy, Lymphedema/Cancer Rehabilitation


Okatie Surgical Partners 40 Okatie Center Boulevard, South, Suite 100, Okatie, SC 843-705-8919 • A board certified general surgeon with 15 years of experience, Dr. Jason Cotter offers a full range of general surgical care with a special emphasis in the areas of laparoscopic, endoscopic and gastrointestinal surgery, surgical management of breast disease, surgical oncology, and wound management. Dr. Cotter earned his medical degree from Hahnemann University’s School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed his residency at the Allegheny University Hospitals in Pittsburgh. He is medical director of the Center for Hyperbarics and Wound Healing at Coastal Carolina Hospital.


Serendipity Medical Spa 23 Main Street Suite 102 (Palmetto Office Suites) Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 843-342-BODY (2639) The recipient of multiple awards, Dr. David Vormohr is the Medical Director at Serendipity Medical Spa. He is board certified and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of South Carolina Physicians. In addition, Dr. Vormohr has undergone highly specialized training in laser skin treatments including Fraxel Dual (available only at Serendipity Medical Spa), laser hair removal and other aesthetic treatments including Botox and Fillers.

Island Podiatry Drs. Jill C. Blau 7 Arley Way, Bluffton 3 Celedon Drive, Suite A, Beaufort 843-379-9913 Low Country Podiatry Dr. Sean Van Marter 55B Sheridan Park Circle, Bluffton 843-815-5092 Podiatry Associates Drs. Michael C. Edwards, Thomas Miller, Trenton Statler 1084 Ribaut Road, Beaufort 843-524-0232 167 Bluffton Road, Bluffton 843-757-1633 Podiatry Associates of Hilton Head Dr. Frank F. Kostylo 88 Main Street,Suite D, Hilton Head 843-689-3338 MEMORIAL HEALTH UNIVERSITY PHYSICIANS – LEGACY CENTER, SOUTHERN FOOT AND ANKLE CENTER Dr. Ido Friedman 14 Okatie Center Blvd. South, Suite 101, Okatie 843-836-3800

PULMONOLOGY Southeast Lung and Critical Care/The Sleep Disorders Center Drs. Robert L. Burnaugh, Randall B. Evans 23 Main Street,Suite 202, Hilton Head 843-682-3583 ST. JOSEPH’S/CANDLER SPECIALISTS AT MOSS CREEK Dr. Anthony Costrini 19 Moss Creek Village Road, Bluffton 912-927-6270

RADIOLOGY/IMAGING BEAUFORT MEMORIAL BLUFFTON MEDICAL SERVICES 11 Arley Way, Suite 102, Bluffton 843-706-8660 Bluffton-Okatie Outpatient Center 40 Okatie Center Blvd. S., Okatie 843-705-8800 COASTAL CAROLINA HOSPITAL 1000 Medical Center Drive, Hardeeville 843-784-8000 HILTON HEAD HOSPITAL 25 Hospital Center Boulevard, Hilton Head 843-681-6122

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MRI at Belfair Drs. A. Joseph Borelli Jr., Thomas Knight 18 Clark Summit Drive, Bluffton 843-815-9700 Precision Open MRI 49B Pennington Drive, Bluffton 843-815-4600 ST. JOSEPH’S/CANDLER IMAGING CENTER 10-A Oak Forest Rd, Bluffton 843-836-4300 460 William Hilton Parkway, Suite B, Hilton Head Island 843-342-4422



Meredith C. Wood, DNP,ANP-C 14 Oak Forest Rd., Suite D, Bluffton 843-815-6468 Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina Board Certifications: Adult Nurse Practitioner Experience: Family Practice, ER Insurance Accepted: Medicare, BC/BS SC, Cigna, UHC, various others

ST. JOSEPH’S/CANDLER ONCOLOGY SERVICE Dr. Lorraine Champion 25 Hospital Center Boulevard, Suite 101, Hilton Head 843-689-6940

RADIATION/INTERVENTIONAL HILTON HEAD HOSPITAL 25 Hospital Center Boulevard, Hilton Head 843-681-6122 Radisphere 25 Hospital Center Boulevard, Hilton Head 843-682-7420

RHEUMATOLOGY Arthritis Treatment Center of the Lowcountry Dr. John Brittis 23 Plantation Park Drive, Suite 101, Bluffton 843-815-6555



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DR. FRANK BARBIERI 460 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head 843-342-7533 Southeast Lung and Critical Care/The Sleep Disorders Center Drs. Robert L. Burnaugh, Randall B. Evans 23 Main Street,Suite 202, Hilton Head 843-682-3583 DR. TIMOTHY GROSS 15 Bow Circle, Suite 104, Hilton Head 843-342-7700

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

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Frank Barbieri, DDS 460 William Hilton Parkway Hilton Head Island 843-342-7533 • Georgetown University Dental School • Fairleigh Dickinson University MS Orthodontics Caring for patients in the Low Country since 1976. Don’t let poor sleep rob you of good health. We treat SNORING/SLEEP APNEA with approved oral appliances in line with all AADSM guidelines including those NOT using the “mask” (CPAP). FREE CONSULTATION MEDICARE PROVIDER

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Hardeeville Medical Group 1010 Medical Center Dr., Suite 210 Hardeeville, SC 843-784-8297 Dr. Eric S. Gwynn is a board certified urologist with more than 10 years of experience. Treatment of male and female urologic conditions, pediatric urology, urologic surgery and urologic oncology are among his practice services. Dr. Gwynn received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in urologic surgery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Hardeeville Medical Group, located next to Coastal Carolina Hospital in Hardeeville, is accepting new patients.


SURGERY BEAUFORT MEMORIAL SURGICAL SPECIALISTS Drs. E. Perry Burrus, Deanna Mansker, H. Tim Pearce, Stephen Sisco Beaufort Memorial Bluffton Medical Services 11 Arley Way, Suite 102, Bluffton 1055 Ribaut Road, Suite 30, Beaufort 843-524-8171 OKATIE SURGICAL PARTNERS Dr. Jason Cotter 40 Okatie Center Blvd. S., Suite 100, Okatie 843-705-8919 Southern Surgery Specialists 1000 Medical Center Drive, Hardeeville 843-784-8160 Surgical Specialists: Hilton Head General and Laparoscopic Surgery Drs. Richard L. Hussong, Thomas P. Rzeczycki, Robert L. Soares 25 Hospital Center Common, Suite 100, Hilton Head 843-681-9489

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


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

ISLAND FAMILY MEDICINE Dr. Jonathan Sack, Kelly A. Schibler 2 Marshland Road, Hilton Head 843-842-6357

UROLOGY COASTAL CAROLINA UROLOGY GROUP Drs. John B. Adams, Louis Plzak III, 1055 Ribaut Road, Suite 10, Beaufort 8 Hospital Center Boulevard, Suite 150, Hilton Head 843-524-7607 ERIC S. GWYNN, MD 1010 Medical Center Drive Suite 210 Hardeeville 843-689-8224 ST. JOSEPH’S/CANDLER MEDICAL GROUP Dr. James Judy 10B Oak Forest Drive, Bluffton 912-790-1000 New River Urology Dr. Michael Langley 29 Plantation Park Drive, Suite 202, Bluffton 843-681-8203 The Urology Group Drs. Manuel J. Perez, Richard R. Vanderslice 25 Hospital Center Blvd, Suite 302, Hilton Head 843-681-8203 Urogynecology Center of Savannah Dr. Joseph T. Stubbs 10 Oak Forest Road, Suite B, Bluffton 912-303-0891

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VASCULAR SURGERY BEAUFORT MEMORIAL SURGICAL SPECIALISTS Dr. J. Chadwick Tober Beaufort Memorial Bluffton Medical Services 11 Arley Way, Suite 102, Bluffton 1055 Ribaut Road, Suite 30, Beaufort 843-524-8171 DAVID G. KASTL, MD 25 Hospital Center Blvd, Ste 306 Hilton Head 843-689-8224 Savannah Vascular and Cardiac Institute Dr. Christopher L. Wixon 8 Okatie Center Blvd S., Suite 201, Okatie 912-352-VEIN (8346)

WALK-IN CLINICS Comprehensive Family Care Dr. Patrick Jordon 2 Greenwood Drive, Suite C, Hilton Head 843- 341-3232 Cross Island Medical Center Drs. David Dorsner, Pat Ravella 157 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head 843-681-8260 CVS – Minute Clinic 10 Pope Ave., Hilton Head 843-785-7786 1008 Fording Island Road, Bluffton 843-815-2800 Doctors Care Drs. Jess Wagner, Salvatore Assorgi 845 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head 843-341-2416 Drs. Robert Lusik, George Gaspar 64 Bluffton Road, Bluffton 843-757-0676 1510 South Ribaut Road, Port Royal SC 29935 Main Street Medical Drs. Joel Johnson III, Lydia Torres-Rozof 93 Main Street,Hilton Head 843-681-3777 Volunteers in Medicine 15 Northridge Drive, Hilton Head 843-681-6612 132 Bluffton Road, Bluffton 843-706-7090

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


Christine M. Wright, MS, RPA-C 14 Oak Forest Rd., Suite D, Bluffton 843-815-6468 Medical School: SUNY, Upstate Medical University, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Board Certifications: NCCPA Experience: Family Practice, ER Insurance Accepted: Medicare, BC/BS SC, Cigna, UHC, various others

MARY ELLEN GROFF, NURSE PRACTITIONER Coastal Carolina Medical Associates 1010 Medical Center Dr., Suite 240 Hardeeville, SC 843-784-8293 • Mary Ellen Groff is a board certified adult nurse practitioner at Coastal Carolina Medical Associates (CCMA), a division of Coastal Carolina Hospital that offers comprehensive primary care for adult patients. Mrs. Groff has more than 30 years of experience and is a certified diabetes educator. She works with patients to evaluate and determine the best preventive measures and treatment options for their illness. CCMA, located next to Coastal Carolina Hospital in Hardeeville, is accepting new patients.

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Have you been MAXIMIZED? What is Functional + Age Management Medicine with Team Maximize? The Importance of Hormones Weight Management Diet & Exercise • Medical Director of Hospice Care of South Carolina • Family Medicine from Pediatrics to Geriatrics • Preventative Healthcare • Board Certified in Family Medicine

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Property perspectives / Robert Stenhammer

The time NOW is

If you were waiting for the perfect time to purchase a vacation rental property, we have good news. It’s here.


pring is in the air and now is the perfect time to consider purchasing a Hilton Head Island vacation rental property. With interest rates at historic lows and prices that are still in favor of the buyer, purchasing a vacation rental property could benefit you and your family for years to come. The short-term rental market on the island is off to a strong start in 2013 and positive growth over 2012 is expected for the remainder of the year. Acquiring your vacation rental property now assures you take advantage of the peak summer season for revenues and can help offset some of the real estate purchase expenses. Make a list of the priorities for your vacation rental property, including your desired location, the ideal size of your new property, your budget, rental income expectations, whether or not you are interested in a fixer upper, how often you intend to use the property, if you want a home or a villa, and finally, whether you will retire there or eventually sell it. Be sure to share this list with your experienced vacation rental Realtor® and, eventually with your vacation rental manager. Your personal priorities, goals and objectives for pur-

chasing a vacation rental property are the first things to consider.

higher rental revenue with a great location and view.

Next, be sure to get prequalified for a loan if you are financing and consult your accountant and lawyer so that you fully understand the tax and insurance requirements, potential tax benefits, how to structure your mortgage loan, whether or not to set up an LLC and whether it makes sense for you to purchase a property out of your IRA. Remember to factor in annual maintenance expenses in your analysis of the financial situation for buying your property. Getting these details worked out at the beginning of the vacation rental purchase process will make things much easier as you look for the perfect property.

Vacation renters are looking for quality flat screen TV’s and DVD players in the living room and all the bedrooms, Wi-Fi, a great kitchen, a grill and pool access. Ideally each bedroom will have its own bathroom. Rental properties should have a mix of king beds, twin beds and always a good commercial grade sleeper sofa. Avoid properties with too many stairs, as this will usually detract multigenerational travelers.

While you search for your ideal vacation rental property, the ultimate considerations for Hilton Head are access to the beach and other key activities that vacation renters enjoy such as golf, tennis and biking. The view from the property is a very important criterion, so be sure to check this while visiting prospect properties. Because rates are largely determined by the location and the view from the property, you’ll bring in

If the property you are considering has been a vacation rental before, be sure to obtain the last two years of revenue intake so that you have an accurate picture of income potential. And finally, be sure to work with a local Realtor® that specializes in vacation rental properties. M Robert Stenhammer has been a resort executive for over 15 years and holds an MBA in Hospitality and Tourism. He is the President of Hilton Head Accommodations, serves on the Board of Directors for the Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Chamber of Commerce and is Vice-Chairman of the Accommodation Tax Committee

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

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

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


Hilton Head Plantation Collection



VIEWS VIEWS VIEWS of the Port Royal Sound all the way to the Atlantic Ocean from this Hilton Head Plantation home. Enjoy walks along the bluff, sitting in your pool, watching the birds and Shrimpers fish in the Sound. Fantastic sun and moon rises out of the Atlantic. 4 BR or 3 BR + Bonus Room, Office, Loft, and Den. 1st Floor Master, open Kitchen, Great Room, private pool. 2 car Garage, masonry fireplace, heart pine floors, solid doors, high and smooth ceilings and Views Views Views. $1,294,500

DREAM of living in a tree house? Thanks to designer Kermit Huggins, 7 Ladson Court in Hilton Head Plantation will fulfill your dreams. 3rd floor crows nest and sundeck plus an outstanding view of moss draped hardwoods, palmettos, and the Marsh and Intracoastal Waterway. 3 BR, LR, DR, Kit/ Fam Rm, 2nd floor library and office plus much more. Check out 7 Ladson Court – you will be glad you did! $835,000





TRANQUIL LAGOON with a foot bridge in the distance. Enjoy the egret and heron fishing in the lagoon. Located in one of Hilton Head Plantation’s best neighborhoods - the Rookery - with its community pool and neighborhood activities. Close to all Hilton Head Island has to offer - the beach, shopping, schools, dining and the bike trails. This 3 BR, 2.5 BA home is a one owner jewel. Formal LR/ DR, eat in Kitchen, winterized screened porch, 2 car garage, fireplace and oversized rooms. $420,000

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WELCOME HOME - QUALITY AND PRIVACY define this Hilton Head Plantation home. Conveniently located less than a mile from HHP’s main entrance and backs to the 137 acre Whooping Crane Conservancy which abounds with nature and wildlife. Quality built in the 90’s and meticulously updated over the years. 3 BR, 2.5 BA, tray ceilings, wood and limestone floors, Great room with fireplace and wet bar, eat in kitchen with S/S and granite, Carolina room, to die for laundry room and inviting rear brick patio. 2800+ sq. ft.. $458,000


A GREAT VALUE ON A GREAT STREET! 21 Misty Morning in Hilton Head Plantation has a Great View over a savanna to the 7th and 9th holes of Bear Creek Golf Club and will be a joy to call home. 4 Bedroom or 3 and a Bonus Room, 3.5 BA, formal LR & DR, updated Kitchen, Fam. Room plus winterized heated and cooled Screened Porch and oversized Garage. High ceilings, wood floors, convenient location and more. $565,000





NEED SPACE TO SPREAD OUT? 5 BR home w/ formal LR & DR, country eat-in kitchen/family room combo, PLUS an office with a wall of built-ins, PLUS a 2nd floor sitting/ TV room PLUS bonus room PLUS 4 full, 2 half baths, utility room, garage. Wood floors, high smooth ceilings, fireplace. You also get a covered front porch, rear decks & private swimming pool. $698,500


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

ON YOUR DECK you will enjoy the Rookery with bird activity. This 4 BR plus office or 3 BR, office and very large Bonus Room, 4.5 Baths, formal LR & DR, plus eat in kitchen home is located in Seabrook Landing of Hilton Head Plantation. Neighborhood pool complex and day dock on the Intracoastal waterway. Large private lot, high smooth ceilings, built in surround sound, expansive deck and 3 car garage. $798,000

PRIVATE GOLF VIEW Private Pool and great 3 car garage Hilton Head Plantation home. Nestled behind mature landscaping with views of Oyster Reef Golf Club 2nd fairway. Enjoy relaxing around the pool. This home is also only a short distance from the Port Royal Sound. 3 is the Number! – 33 Eagle Claw, 3 Car Garage, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths all on a full sized homesite with formal LR & DR, eat in kitchen and a Carolina Room, two fireplaces, wood and tile floors and more. $433,333

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NESTLED ON AN OVERSIZED CORNER HOMESITE, 9 Purple Martin has a very good curb appeal and privacy. The corner lot gives a wide lagoon view. 3 BR, 3 BA, Living Room, Dining Room, two sitting areas and an updated eat-in Kitchen. Two of the three bedrooms are oversized.The detached garage has a work bench and a window A/C unit. Mature landscaping and savannah grey brick accents. $355,000

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











WELCOME HOME Southern Lowcountry home under the oaks in the Rookery of Hilton Head Plantation. You will enjoy not only the rear deck and garden but also sitting on the front veranda while watching the world go by. Short distance to Spring Lake Recreation area and a short walk to the Rookery neighborhood pool. 3 BR with 1st floor master, 2.5 BA, great room, updated kitchen, wood floors and 2 car garage.Tenant in place. $388,500

TREE LINED SIDEWALKS where you can sit on your front and greet your neighbors. Located near Hilton Head Island schools, shopping and only a short bike ride down the new paths to the Beach. This 4 BR, 3.5 BA Charleston style home has a 2 car garage. Totally upgraded with wood floors, smooth ceilings, new S/S appliances, paint in and out, new multi HVAC systems. This gated community has pool, playground & boat/rv storage. $328,900

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

ONE OF THE BEST values in Moss Creek! Golfer? Moss Creek has a great deal & 2 fantastic courses. Boater? Protected deep water docks off the intracoastal waterway. Fitness fan? New health club & inviting pool complex. Renovated in 20082010, this 3 BR, 3 BA home overlooks 3 fairways and features newer roof & stucco. Updated baths & kitchen, granite and S/S appliances, wood floors and high ceilings, and sunroom off Master. $439,900




CHARMING 3 BEDROOM – This charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath home located in the Sandy Pointe neighborhood. This home features a front porch and tile floors. The kitchen is open to the great room. Sandy Pointe features a community pool, playground, and basketball goal. Sandy Pointe is located off of Buckwalter Parkway near shopping and schools. $79,800


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LOCATED ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY in Hilton Head Plantation. Easy access to the Port Royal Sound and the ocean.A front row seat for 4th of July Fireworks and breathtaking sunsets over the waterway and Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge. Includes water and electric. 130 Village of 155 Village of Skull Creek Skull Creek Dock up to 36’ boat Dock up to 37’ boat on end slip $17,900 $21,900 S O L D 144 Village of 140 Village of Skull Creek Skull Creek Dock up to 36’ boat Dock up to 36’ boat $24,500 $15,000





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THIS BRICK AND CEDAR HOME features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths that have just been newly painted. Other features of this home include fireplace, living room with tray ceiling and fan, eating area off of kitchen, screened porch, large fenced in back yard and oversized driveway. This home is located in the Verdier View neighborhood which has no restrictions. $125,000



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

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ELEGANT GOLF CLUB HOME overlooking the 10th Fwy. Private cul-de-sac. Over 4000SF. Professionally decorated 5 BR, 5.5 BA home. Screened Porch, Free Form Pool/Hot Tub. Elegant LR and DR. Chef’s Kitchen/Family Room. Large Master Suite. Bonus Room. 2nd Floor Balcony overlooking the Pool and Golf Course. $899,000

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

STATELY BRICK HOME overlooking a Screened Lanai Swimming Pool and the 2nd Green of the Golden Bear Golf Course. Formal LR & DR. Kitchen overlooking spacious Family Room. 4 BR’s and 3 Full BA’s + 2 Half BA’s. Office + 3 Car Garage. $799,000

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





SPACIOUS CUSTOM DESIGNED townhome w/a wrap-around veranda. Builder allowed seller to customize this town home like no other in the community. 3 BR’s, 4 Full BA’s + a cozy Den. Chef’s Kitchen w/top of the line appliances. Granite counter tops. Private elevator + 2 Car Garage. $599,000

MODEL PERFECT HOME with a panoramic view of Bear Lake. Custom designed to maximize the water views. 3 BR’s and 3.5 BA’s. LR & DR. Incredible Kitchen opening to Family Room with walls of glass. Split Bedroom plan. $579,000

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

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





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

BEAUTIFUL MCNAIR BUILT HOME with a long lagoon view and a spacious seasonal Lanai. Beautiful LR & DR w/crown/dental moldings. Kitchen w/upgraded appliances + ceiling fan. 3 BR’s and 3 Full BA’s w/loads of upgrades. Elegant MBR. Beautiful Mahogany front door. $514,500

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

BEAUTIFUL UPDATED HOME overlooking a lagoon on a cul-de-sac street in Hickory Forest. 3 BR’s and 2.5 BA’s with lots of upgrades. LR & DR. New Kitchen opening to a Family Room. Split bedroom plan. Newer Roof. $489,000





BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE STYLE on a large 7/10th of an acre, private location. Large Great Rm w/Heart of Pine floor. Large skylight w/4 ceiling fans. Kitchen opens to Breakfast Rm + light-filled Carolina Rm. 2 Gas Fireplaces. 2 car Garage. Split Bedroom plan. Beach home or primary home. $439,000

ESTATE SALE! Traditional Home overlooking the Lagoon and 13th Fwy of the Nicklaus Course. Custom home built by Johnson and Dulaney. Designer decorated LR & DR. Kitchen opening to Family/Breakfast Room. Master Suite, paneled Study + 3 Car Garage. $429,900

INCREDIBLE LAKE + GOLF VIEW HOME. This property has been deeded down to the water’s edge. 4 BR’s or 3 BR’s + Bonus Room + 3.5 BA’s. Beautiful hardwood floors. Kitchen w/Hickory cabinets. Screened Porch. 2 Car Garage + Golf Cart Garage. $395,000

BEAUTIFUL 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Townhome within walking distance to the Shipyard Beach Club and overlooking the golf course. Nicely furnished. Smooth ceilings in Master Bedroom. Heating and Air Conditioning replaced a year ago. $299,000



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

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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 Golf Practice Facilities  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

There is a place—nestled beside rich salt marshes, embraced by river and tides—where privacy comes naturally. A place where moss-draped forests give way to open meadows, and exquisite homes are tucked along ribbons of emerald green.

This place is called Moss Creek! Here within our private gates, property owners are Members. That means if you wish, you can find your neighbors on the Members-only Fazio golf courses, enjoying a meal at the marsh view Clubhouse, participating in the High Tide Happy Hour, playing tennis at the outstanding Tennis Center, biking on the leisure trails or through the nature preserves, on their boat or launching their kayak at the deep water marina, socializing at the Community pavilion, or relaxing by the magnificent waterfront Pool and Fitness Complex. Moss Creek is the talk of the Low Country with the innovative Membership Activity Fee schedule. The Community is financially strong, maintains a Reserve Fund to keep all its amenities in excellent condition, and has a well thought-out Long Range Plan. The professional staff focuses on Member services and is accountable to the Board of Directors, which sets corporate policies.

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

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There is never a dull moment in Moss Creek, as Members are invited to join any of the more than forty social clubs and groups available to them. If, as it is said, your life is measured by the friends you keep, then Moss Creek is where you belong. Discover the beauty of Private Club living. Find your place at Moss Creek—Mother Nature’s Hole-in-One.

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19 ARTHUR HILLS COURT – Waterfront luxury in Leamington’s private oceanfront & golf community w/expansive lagoon & golf views. 4BR/4.5BA, 2 master suites, 1 up/1 down, plus office. Elevator from garage to main floor. Lagoon front heated & cooled swimming pool. Wonderful balconies offer total relaxation & serenity. Kayak, fish or boat on 11 mile waterway in your backyard. Plus enjoy Leamington’s private recreation center & beach pavilion. $1,245,000


7 FULL SWEEP – Wonderful waterfront 4BR/3.5BA w/salt water, heated pool. Located on a natural 15-acre spring fed lake filled with nature, yet just a short stroll or bike ride to the beach. Wide open floor plan w/lots of sunlight, huge eat-in kitchen, granite counters, soaring ceilings, columns & more. Ideal family home or great second home/rental. OWNERS SAY “BRING ALL OFFERS”. $899,000


70 LEAMINGTON LANE – JUST REDUCED! Renovated 4 BR/3.5 BA home w/glass enclosed sunroom & generous back porch in Leamington’s private ocean/golf community. New Travertine, wood flooring & carpet. New eat-in kitchen, appliances & lighting & master bath w/expanded closet. French doors to sunroom & porch w/quiet, double fairway views. New roof & freshly painted inside & out. Oversized 2-car garage for your golf cart. Private pool, rec center, beach club & famous Arthur Hills Golf Course. $775,000


377 FT. HOWELL DRIVE – Spacious immaculately kept home situated on a quiet cul-de-sac & overlooking the 6th fairway & lagoon of Robert Cupp Golf Course. All new hard coat stucco. Wonderfully open floor plan w/walls of windows & loads of sunlight. 4 BR/3 BA down, plus bonus room. Gorgeous kitchen w/huge family room & double-sided fireplace. Lovely master suite w/extra-large closet & dressing area. Gently used as a second home. A must see! $559,000

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Palmetto Dunes Plantation - Ocean Front Fantastic fully furnished ocean front villa in the desirable Windsor Court N. Great views from this renovated villa with open kitchen to living area floor plan and best of all superb rental history! Immaculate condition with ocean views, this will be one to snap up! Covered parking, large storage closet and one of the finest ocean front pools you have ever seen offered for sale for $465,000.

Hilton Head Plantation - 7 Cygnet Court: Tons of square footage in this 3 bedroom/2.5 bath one level home PLUS two super rooms that could make a great studio, office, in law suit and more! This home has so much curb appeal. Very private locations, this home boasts a large Carolina room, gas fireplace, open kitchen to family room and best of all spectacular views of the golf green and lagoon! Gorgeous outdoor living space with plenty of privacy too. Offered for $529,000.

Indigo Run Plantation - 58 Broad Point Drive

Live where you want to live!

Unbelievable location overlooking Broad Creek on this Beautiful 3/4 acre lot in the gated community of Broad Point. Located at the end of a cul-de-sac you can build your Island dream home and even purchase the lot next door (56) and have two unbelievable lots! Need financing? This seller is willing to owner finance too! Buy both and get an ever better deal. This lot is listed well below market and appraised values! Offered for $429,000.

Indigo Run Plantation - 56 Broad Point Drive Unbelievable location overlooking Broad Creek on this beautiful 1/2 acre lot in the gated community of Broad Point. Located at the end of a cul-de-sac you can build your dream home and even purchase the lot next door (58) and have two unbelievable lots! Need financing? This seller is willing to owner finance too! Buy both and get an even better deal. This lot is listed well below market and appraised values! Offered for $399,000.

Off Plantation Dock in your Back Yard 10 Walking Horse Street: This custom built home is situated on almost a full acre with a view of the marsh and tidal water. Actual heated sf is around 5000 and includes a mother-in-law apt on the ground floor with a kitchen and full bath. Other features include 1st floor master, office, gourmet eat-in-kitchen, family room with fireplace, living room, dining room, screened porch, large deck, 2.5 garage and a pvt dock. OSCREA. LOCAL BANK PRE-APPROVED SHORT SALE. $699,000

Rick Saba is an enthusiastic, dependable and honest realtor that goes that extra mile to follow through and complete a sale. At the end of 2011 we listed a villa with Rick closed the following month. Several months later we decided to list our villa and look for a house. During that time frame, Rick kept in constant communication with us even when we were back in OHIO. Within a year’s time he sold our two villas and found a house that perfectly fits our needs. Rick continues to be there for his clients even after the sales are complete. We think of him as a friend, not just a real estate agent. He loves his job and it shows! We definitely recommend Rick Saba to anyone buying or selling real estate in the Hilton Head Area. — Ron and Roxanne Palenshus, Hilton Head Island 2012 to Present

Rick Saba

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

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OCEANFRONT HOMES 10 Catboat 9 Iron Clad 10 Night Harbour 10 Iron Clad 7 Iron Clad 18 Brigantine 6 Man O War 12 Armada

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The Cottage Group

Ann Webster

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Selling Island-wide for Over 29 Years with Over $225 Million Sold!

Betty Hemphill (c) 843-384-2919

Selling Island-wide for Over 24 Years with Over $224 Million Sold!

Ingrid Low

(o) 843-686-6460 (c) 843-384-7095

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

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

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

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

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

40 WEXFORD ON THE GREEN – Fabulous 4BR 4BA Freestanding townhouse with super views of Broad Creek and marsh. 12’ smooth ceilings, crown moldings, plantation shutters, bonus room and so much more. Immaculate move in condition. $770,000 $699,000

166 FAIRWOOD VILLA – A 2 bd/2ba + enclosed sun room which has been totally upgraded and is only steps to the beach. $299,000

SEA PINES – 4TH ROW – Beautifully remodeled stucco two story with gourmet kitchen, stone floors, heated pool and spa this 3 br/3.5 ba has den and separate dining room which can be converted to 4th bedroom, easy walk to beach. Great rental projection. $949,500

55 HERITAGE ROAD - SEA PINES - This house sits on 2 spectacular Golf/Lagoon lots on famous Harbour Town Golf Links which can be subdivided. Either remodel or tear down home and build two homes. Price of $990,000 is for both lots.

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

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

3357 LAKE FOREST VILLA – Charming 3/3 townhome, super lake view across to SP Forest Preserve. Ideal for bird watching. Lots of privacy. 1-CAR GARAGE. Developer’s model because of unique setting on lake. Great primary or 2nd home. $ 365,000 F.


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

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Local Real Estate Brokerage Passes Down the Savings


ho can deny the computer’s enormous impact on our world? From its conception, it has changed almost every facet of our daily lives. This could not be truer than in the realm of business. The ever-changing technology has allowed company owners to chart new territories while innovating their respective fields and accruing large potential savings in the process. You need look no further than the real estate industry to see the positive effects of such change. Brokerages such as Barefoot Luxury, Hilton Head Island are embracing technological benefits and utilizing them for their customers’ benefit. Josh Johnson, owner and Broker-in-Charge of Barefoot Luxury, explains the change such innovation has brought to his real estate firm. “The sheer amount of technology available to business practitioners, regardless of their occupation, is simply amazing! For example, the latest mobile and tablet applications are allowing listing brokers and agents to multi-task at a pace never seen before,” he says. “If truly taken advantage of, these apps can cause an inevitable decline in the need for large overhead and unnecessary expense. This can, in turn, equal a dramatic savings for a small boutique firm such as ours. I simply chose to pass those savings on to my clients,” he explains. Barefoot Luxury just recently announced 1.5 percent listing brokerage fees on any new listings. “We have received much positive response to this announcement, even more than initially expected. This is especially true for the reaction of owners of high end beach condos.” Josh continues by stating that “[w]e were also one of the first firms on the island to utilize Mac applications in real estate. However we find our clients enjoy the efficiency and time-saving effects of working with such a clean and user-friendly platform. They really seem to enjoy the streamlined collection of listing data and lack of an ongoing sea of paperwork when first listing their property.” That is certainly understandable considering the hectic schedules of many investment property owners. He adds, ‘[o]ur sellers’ careers and lives can be quite demanding and we pride ourselves on our efficient business practices.” In conclusion Johnson adds, “we are a full-service brokerage committed to saving our clients’ time and money in as effective a manner as possible. It just makes sense.”

Barefoot Luxury specializes in working with the owners of vacation villas and vacant land on Hilton Head’s south end. Their area of focus includes Sea Pines, Forest Beach, Shipyard and Palmetto Dunes. Josh Johnson can be reached directly at or (843) 422-5896.


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“to the Elysian plain… where life is easiest for men. No snow is there, nor heavy storm, nor ever rain, but ever does Ocean send up blasts of the shrill-blowing West Wind that they may give cooling to men.” - Homer, The Odyssey



Tour the lush Greek-inspired Rose Hill garden of Alex Kasten

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Alex Kasten, left, and Patrick Judd, right, discuss greenery at Kasten’s Rose Hill home. STORY BY BARRY KAUFMAN PHOTOS BY THOMAS CALANNI


HEN NATURE LOVERS OF THE ALL SAINTS GARDEN TOUR ARRIVE AT THE ROSE HILL HOME OF ALEX KASTEN, THEY’LL SOON DISCOVER THAT THIS ART LOVER HAS TAKEN HIS DISCERNING EYE FOR LINE, FORM, AND BEAUTY AND TURNED IT INTO A BACKYARD MASTERPIECE DRENCHED IN MEDITERRANEAN APPEAL. HE CALLS THIS DEEP EMERALD TEMPLE “ELYSIAN GARDENS.” With landscape designer Patrick Judd, Kasten has surrounded his home with small elements of visual punch, curved walls that guide the eye from one botanical wonder to the next, and an oasis of peace and tranquility that would make the Gods jealous. May 2013

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Part of the beauty of Elysian Gardens lies in its blending of winding bricks, architectural interest and Greek-inspired artwork against loosely laid out lush green foliage. This dichotomy is by design. “You see those elements juxtaposed against each other and you get a comforting feeling,” Judd said. “There’s a lot of layering, a lot of textures.” What you won’t see is a lot of color, as Rose Hill’s deer made short work of anything that wasn’t green. To combat the deer, Judd planted foxtail ferns, podocarpus, boxwoods, cardboard palm, mahonia, and papyrus, among others. 122

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While the garden is a creative collaboration between Kasten and Judd, its heart and soul reflects Kasten’s artistic spirit and deep abiding faith. An avid art collector, Kasten’s collections tour the world in different museums, and he’s even written a book on the subject of art appreciation. It’s a mentality he’s taken outside. “You can take a modern artist with 3 or 4 cans of paint, they can lay it down and skate on it and have a painting,” he said. “Then you have the artist who’s very careful in the construction so everything is in harmony. That’s the way you plan a garden.” He points to spots where he’d like to plant a bench so the point of view lines up with a roofline and the twisting branch of a live oak, describing each with an artist’s eye. “We’re going to design a plan so that people on the tour can have photo opportunities,” he added. “People love photos.” You can tour Elysian Gardens, plus five other amazing gardens, during the All Saints Garden Tour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 18. Tickets are $30 and include lunch, with all proceeds going to charity. Call 843-645-4111 for details. M May 2013

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The excitement grows for the 2013-2014 HHSO season


hirteen concerts, seven extraordinary young soloists, nearly 50 of your favorite orchestral classics and one spectacular orchestra — your Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra. The energy and vitality of our orchestra is infectious, and their fresh take on the great masterworks has been a thrill to behold. From jubilant symphonies of Dvorak, Brahms, Haydn and Mendelssohn to cherished concerti by Bruch, Beethoven, Mozart and Prokofiev, and showpieces by Stravinsky, Handel and Gershwin, our next season brims with resplendent music and spectacular performances. I can’t wait to share concerts I have created specifically

to celebrate the Holidays in December and the musical legacy of Pat Conroy and the Lowcountry in February — not to be missed! My good friends Chelsea Tipton and Daniel Meyer join us to guest conduct, and our wonderful HHSO Chorus under the direction of Tim Reynolds, will join us for two programs. As always, I look forward to seeing you at our pre-concert chats and afterwards, or around the island and environs as we continue to build our music community together.

Happy Listening!

John Morris Russell Music Director, Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra

2013-2014 HHSO season TICKET INFO: Subscription brochures are available by calling the HHSO office at 843-842-2055. You may choose a series of nine concerts, six or three from any of the performance dates. Single tickets go on sale September 3. All concerts are held at the First Presbyterian Church, Hilton Head Island, SC. May 2013

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Shadow Paths Who walks the island’s long forgotten roads?


HE SILENCE grabbed my attention. It was unnerving, to hike down a trail and hear nothing. No wind, no airplanes flying low and loud over a wall of pines. No leaf blowers. No cars. No people. No birds. Nothing.

It was a gray, late afternoon in February 1972. I was exploring a soggy, winding, overgrown forest path overlooking Port Royal Sound. Sea Pines Company had recently purchased the land now called Hilton Head Plantation. My job was to explore property and find the wild, distinct places to preserve as open space. A few minutes down the trail, my Explorer Scout instincts rose to high alert: something is out here with me — watching, waiting. I slowed my pace and rounded a bend. Suddenly, a heinous scream pierced the cold air. The explosion of huge wings, long legs, and clawed feet blasted by me. The bird was a startled great blue heron. But from my vantage point it looked and sounded like a ravenous Pterodactyl. I caught my breath and got my bearings. Tannic, tea-brown water flowed across this old trail. I followed the stream and reached steep cliffs along Port Royal Sound. Water cascaded down the eroding slope and meandered across the shore. Fallen pines and oaks littered the strand. In craggy oyster rakes (reefs) and tide-pools a flurry of shorebirds scavenged insects and small fish carried in the outfall. Where did this water come from? Where is this stream now?

If you search for this path, with its creek and cliffs and wildlife, you will not find it.


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“Visit some of these secret places with their storied names: Jonesville, Wild Horse, Fish Haul, Old Military. The names beckon and entice discovery.”

COTTON ROAD In the antebellum era, the Hilton Head Island landscape was a quilt of as many as 20 plantations linked by dirt roads and footpaths. Vintage maps — such as the edition 1958 assembled by the Hack family (former owners of Honey Horn Plantation) — show these rural routes. The trail I found had been a straight road from William Elliott’s 1,000acre Myrtle Bank Plantation located on the northern promontory of Hilton Head Island. It followed the bluff along Port Royal Sound from Elliott’s Sea Island cotton fields to the Pineland and Fish Haul Plantations owned by the Drayton family. Translated into modern place-names: this passageway led from Dolphin Head to Mitchelville Road, near Fish Haul Creek. Today, the winding, oak-shrouded streets of Hilton Head Plantation have erased all signs of that cotton road, its wagon-wheel ruts and the barefoot tracks of slaves. The secluded stream that hid the monster heron also has a story. Not so long ago, you could trace this watercourse

back to its source: Whooping Crane Pond (now named Whooping Crane Conservancy). This is the deepest, most extensive freshwater wetland north of Sea Pines. In cotton plantation times, the swamp covered hundreds of acres and slowly drained overland to Port Royal Sound, coursing through the present-day Myrtle Bank Lane neighborhood and its matrix of fairways and ponds. The bluff along Port Royal Plantation has eroded and receded inland since the cotton era.

“Squire” Pope, who owned the 1,800-acre Point Comfort Plantation overlooking Buck Island. Pope’s holdings included a corridor of land with saltwater access, well-drained cotton fields, dense forests, and wetlands named “Boggy Gut.” The axis of his property was the rifle barrel straight wagon road that led from Pope’s home by Calibogue Sound and continued to the beach, about where the Coligny Beach Park is now located.


Modern Hilton Head Island, bustling as it has become, has a deep human story. The plot lines trace Shadow Paths — lesser-known roads winding through the subtropical landscape and bearing the memory of so many footsteps — Indians, soldiers, Gullah slaves. Visit some of these secret places with their storied names: Jonesville, Wild Horse, Fish Haul, Old Military. The names beckon and entice discovery. Wave to people you meet. Not so long ago, islanders always waved. It was our sign language for: “We’re all in this together.” M

The Sea Pines Circle is the hub that cycles thousands of cars in four directions on William Hilton Parkway, Greenwood Drive, and Pope Avenue. “The Circle” was constructed in 1962 in order to improve the flow of cars between U.S. 278 (William Hilton Parkway), Palmetto Bay Road, Greenwood Drive in Sea Pines, and Pope Avenue leading to the beach. Before the circle, one stoplight directed traffic through the ever-busier intersection. Imagine the wait. Pope Avenue is named for William


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To submit or update your listing, event or announcement, e-mail Calendar events must be received by the 15th of the month preceding the event.


Short List Spring weather has finally arrived. Get out and celebrate at this month’s many events.

Boat Show

Monty Python’s Spamalot May 1-26. King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on their quest for the Holy Grail this month at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. 843-842-ARTS or Page 141.

Equestrian Exposition May 19. A parade of breeds, barrel racing demonstrations, six-bar jumping, a polo match and more are coming to Rose Hill Plantation. 843-671-4865 or Page 152.

May 18-19. Sail and power boats of all sizes from 30 of the world’s most illustrious dealers will be on display at the 9th InWater Hilton Head Island Boat Show at Windmill Harbour. More than 30 vendors will also line the marina with tents selling boating equipment. 843681-5600, ext. 241. Page 136.

Bluffton Village Festival

Rib Burnoff

May 11. Commonly known as Mayfest, this can’t miss event has art, music and food. Did we mention the pie-eating contest? 843-815-2277 or Page 134.

May 18. Nearly 20 professional and amateur chefs compete for prizes and bragging rights. Several top local restaurants will be competing. 843-689-6070 or Page 149. May 2013

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JUST FOR FUN Iron Mike Bike Tour of Parris Island: 9 a.m.-noon, May 4 at the Parris Island Museum. A 15-mile scenic bike ride taking riders on a 16-stop tour of Parris Island’s history, including several archaeological sites, colonial plantation sites and military historic sites. The tour is self-guided. Directions will be available at the gate. Rest stops will be provided along the route. Free and open to the public. 843-228-2951 or tjscanlon222@

Fiesta de Mayo celebration set La Isla Magazine is putting together the inaugural New River Auto Mall Fiesta de Mayo 2013 on May 19 at Shelter Cove Community Park. The event, which will celebrate Latin American and Caribbean diversity, will run from noon to 7 p.m. The event will be in honor on Cinco de Mayo with a number of family and cultural activities, such as live Latin music, traditional food, dancers, dance lessons, arts, crafts, and activities for children. A highlight of the festival will be a Latin dance competition that will start virtually on Facebook. Members of the community are asked to submit videos of themselves performing a Latin dance. Readers of La Isla will vote for their favorites. There will also be a dance competition for less-competitive dancers the day of the festival. A portion of every entry will benefit The Children’s Center of Hilton Head Island and Bluffton. For more information, call 843-6812393 or e-mail 134

Rose Hill Mansion Wine Friday: 6-8 p.m., May 10 at Historic Rose Hill Mansion. Kick back with a glass of wine and help raise money for the Middleton White Foundation and the building of the Rose Hill Memorial Chapel. Live entertainment, food, beer, wine and soda will be served in five different rooms of the mansion, located in Rose Hill Plantation. Tickets are $35 per person and reservations are required. 843-757-6045 or 35th annual Bluffton Village Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., May 11 in Old Town Bluffton. Commonly known as Mayfest, the Bluffton Village Festival is coordinated by The Rotary Club of Bluffton. Enjoy art, music, food, an ugly dog contest, a pie-eating contest, activities for children, and more. Admission is free. 843-815-2277, or Salty Dog Spring Birthday Bash & Lowcountry Boil: 4-8 p.m., May 18 at the Salty Dog Café. Celebrate the popular café’s 25th birthday with a Lowcountry boil, live music from Dave Kemmerly, games for children and free pictures with Jake the Salty Dog. 843-671-2233 or 3rd annual Party at the Harbour: 5-8 p.m., May 19 at Harbour Town Yacht Club. Hosted by Hilton Head Safe Harbour, an organization that helps islanders age in their homes

safely. Music by the John Emerson Jazz Quartet featuring vocalist Gil “Bop” Benson. There will be a social hour, dinner and silent auction. $75 per person. 843-671-7233 or www.hhisafeharbour. org 5th annual Hilton Head Island Art Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., May 25-26 at Shelter Cove Harbour. 150 artists and crafters in an outdoor gallery-style art exhibit. A wide variety of original artwork and affordable crafts will be on display and for sale. Admission is free. 561-746-6615 or

ATHLETIC EVENTS 38th annual Dr. Alligator Golf Tournament: 9 a.m., May 11 at the Moss Creek Plantation North Course. Sponsored by the Lowcountry Women’s Golf Association and the Auxiliary, a non-profit organization at Hilton Head Hospital. Men and women are invited to play in support of the fight against breast cancer. $120 per player or $460 per foursome. 843-686-4450 or Publix Lowcountry Roots, Rock & Reggae Run: 5 p.m., May 11 at Hilton Head Lakes in Hardeeville. A unique and colorful twilight run through scenic Hilton Head Lakes followed by a Sunsplash Party in honor of Bob Marley. The race format allows runners to choose to participate in the 5k Roots Run at 5 p.m., the 10K Rock Run at 6 p.m., or the 15k Reggae Run, which will be a combined time of the 5K and 10K. Participants who choose the 15K receive tie-dye and tech T-shirts while all other participants receive the colorful tech T-shirt. The post-race party will feature live reggae music from Patwa, refreshments, beer, a Bob Marley look-alike contest and more. A percentage of proceeds from the event will benefit Palmetto Animal League and another local charity. 843-757-8520 or www.bearfootsports. com

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Stand-Up Paddleboard Racing Series: 6 p.m., May 16, 23, 30, June 6 at the Marshland Road Boat Ramp. Outside Hilton Head is hosting the Outside SUP Series, a stand-up paddleboard race series. The series is geared towards enthusiasts of all experience levels. The entry fee is $20 per race day or $75 for the series. The fee includes use of all boards, equipment, scorecards and a souvenir. Categories will be “open” for those who bring their own boards and “onedesign” which will be supplied by Outside Hilton Head. Points will be awarded for participation and placement in each event. An awards party is planned for June 6. 843-686-6996, or

21st annual Business Golf Classic: Noon, May 14 at Berkeley Hall Club. Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce members are invited to play this scramble format tournament. Lunch is included as well as a reception and awards ceremony. $185 per player or $740 per team. BCSO Spring Golf Tournament: 12:30 p.m., May 17 at The Legends at Parris Island. Proceeds from the event will be used to support the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Appreciation Dinner held each year for deputies, administrative personnel and volunteers. Prizes for first, second and third place teams. Registration at 10:30 a.m. followed by a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Four-man captain’s choice format for $65 per player. 843-255-3405 or Run for Rose 5K Run and 1 mile lake walk: 9 a.m., May 25 at Hilton Head Lakes. Run Hilton Head is hosting the

event to help raise awareness of colon cancer. Proceeds from the race will go directly to the Mayo Clinic for research. 843-301-7288 or debking@hargray. com May tennis events at Van Der Meer: Van Der Meer will host several tennis events this month. Go see rising stars at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 10 a.m. on Saturdays at Van Der Meer Tennis Center. Exhibition matches between coaches will be played rain or shine at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays at Van Der Meer Shipyard Racquet Club. Free lessons will be offered from 5-6 p.m. May 20-23 at Van Der Meer Tennis Center. The head Women’s $10,000 USTA Pro Circuit Tournament is May 25-June 2 at Van Der Meer Tennis Center. More than 150 professionals and highly ranked juniors from around the world are expected to compete. 843-785-8388 or Continues on page 136 >> May 2013

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Windmill Harbour hosting boat show Sail and power boats of all sizes from 30 of the world’s most illustrious dealers will be on display at the 9th InWater Hilton Head Island Boat Show at Windmill Harbour. The private residential community, located just off the bridge to Hilton Head Island, will host the show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 18 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 19. Daily tickets are $10 per person, cash only. Admission is free for ages 12 and younger. The show is open to the public and takes place on the docks next to the picturesque South Carolina Yacht Club, which is surrounded by Charleston-style townhomes. Windmill Harbour is one of only three harbours on the East Coast with a lock system and is worth a visit. “An aspect that makes this show special is that it’s ‘in water,’ so the boats are seen as they are meant to, not on a convention center floor,” event director Muffy Schulze said. Boat dealers include Hinckley Yachts, Chris Craft, Beneteau Yachts, Jeanneau Yachts, Grand Banks, Grady White, Parker, Tiara, Scout, Ranger Tugs, J Boats, Glacier Bay, Everglades, Shearwater, Key West, Century and other manufacturers. More than 30 vendors will line the marina with tents selling boating equipment. A beer and wine cash bar will be available, as well as food created by South Carolina Yacht Club executive chef Kevin Cavanaugh.

FREE TEST SAIL OFFERED The Harbor 20 fleet sailing club is looking for new sailors. During both days of the 9th InWater Hilton Head Island Boat Show at Windmill Harbour (May 18-19), the club is offering an opportunity to see and sail a 20-foot keel boat at no charge. The Harbor 20 fleet is devoted to one-design racing and recreational sailing. To reserve a test sail, e-mail 136

Hilton Head Jazz Camp: 9 a.m.-4 p.m, July 8-13 at Hilton Head Christian Academy. The day camp is for ages 12-20 in middle school, high school and college who wish to improve on their jazz skills with an immersive study in a variety of jazz techniques and ensembles with professional faculty. Students will be divided into two divisions – a junior camp (grades 7 – 9) and Senior Camp (grades 10 – 12, college). No audition is required but students should have at least one to two years experience on their instrument and an ability to read music. Supervised, overnight lodging (six nights of accommodations, with all meals and transportation provided) is available to out-of-town students from ages 14-20 at the Comfort Suites in Bluffton. A limited number of Junior Jazz Foundation scholarships are available. The deadline is May 31 for scholarship application and June 17 and for camp registration and tuition. 843-321-8174 or contact@ The School for Performing Arts Summer Camp: June 10-July 26 at Hilton Head Christian Academy. Piano lab camp, vocal coaching, “Let’s Make A Scene” and CD production camps instructed by Beth Green. Tuition for camp sessions is $100 per week, morning or afternoon session. Fullday options and sibling discounts

are available. Weekly piano or voice lessons will be offered from 4:15-4:45 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday for $30 each. 843-422-4271 or

CONFERENCES Living Well After Stroke: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., May 8 at the Beaufort Memorial Keyserling Cancer Center classroom in Beaufort. The free event, hosted by Beaufort Memorial, is designed to address the social, economic, and physical needs of stroke survivors and their caregivers. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and the number one cause of disability in the United States. The conference will provide expert education on poststroke topics including fitness, driving, management of depression and rehabilitation. Occupational and physical therapists will be available for questions and area vendors will share resources and products available for stroke survivors and their caregivers. Lunch will be served while a speaker discusses the brain health benefits of healthy eating. Seating is limited and registration is required. Register by May 3. 843-522-5585 or 34th annual Convention of South Carolina Chapter P.E.O. Sisterhood: May 10-11 at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa. More than 200 attendees are expected, including delegates from the 42 state chapters, past state presidents, state officers and visitors from Philanthropic Educational Organization chapters. The special guest will be P.E.O.

Dabo Swinney: The Power of Faith: 10 a.m., May 4 at the Hilton Head Island High School gymnasium. Dabo Swinney, the head coach of the Clemson University football team, will speak on Christianity, life and sports. Tickets are $25. The event is hosted by The Church of the Cross. 843-757-2661 or

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EDUCATIONAL James Edward Alexander talk, book signing: 2 p.m., May 5 at the Heritage Library. Presented by the Heritage Library History & Genealogy Center. Alexander, a native of Valdosta, Ga., has written three books, “Halfway Home from Kinderlou,” “Forks in the Road,” and “I Wish You Had Been There.” He is a member of the Island Writers’ Network. The program is free to the public but donations are accepted. Space is limited. Reservations are required. 843-686-6560

2nd annual Hilton Head Rotary Safety Town: 9:30 a.m.-noon and 1-3:30 p.m., May 25 at Hilton Head Island High School. The event teaches children ages 4-6 the principles of home and traffic safety. The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, Town of Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue Division and the Hilton Head Island Regional Health Center will work with the children at the “mini town.” The program includes riding go-karts to learn traffic rules, identifying household hazards and a session to make children more comfortable around emergency and hospital personnel. Pre-registration is required. or hrotary@ Summer Reading Kickoff: 1-4 p.m., May 31 at the Bluffton Branch Library. Celebrate the beginning of the library’s annual summer reading program with games, activities and more. Free. Other Bluffton Library events include Little Bookworms (ages 3-5), American GIrl Book Club (6-12). 843-255-6510, or Teens Summer Reading Program Kickoff: 6-9 p.m., May 31 at the Bluffton Branch Library. For students ages 12-17. Pizza, Wii Dance games, movies and more. Registration is required. This event is hosted by the library’s Teen Advisory Board. Free. 843-255-6510, or

FASHION Trunk show: 5-9 p.m., May 2 at Mangiamo’s restaurant. Grand opening trunk show for Letter It Girl. More than 150 monogrammed clothing and accessories will be displayed. Drinks and refreshments will be provided. Some proceeds from the event will benefit MUSC Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Cancer Unit. Open to the public. Letter It Girl specializes in custom monogrammed clothing, baby gifts, totes,bags and other accessories. 843-384-5471 or James Edward Alexander

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The Art of Fashion: Meet fashion designer Kingi Carpenter: Monaco Ltd. is bringing Canadian fashion designer Kingi Carpenter to Hilton Head Island to premier her designer clothing line, Peach Berserk, during a week of events. Carpenter will host a workshop on May 14 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina and a 6 p.m. fashion show on May 16 at Picture This Gallery. Kingi will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 17 for custom design orders and fittings at Picture This Gallery. On May 18, Kingi will be the guest of honor at a private Cirque de Soleil-themed Masquerade Ball in Wexford Plantation.

FUNDRAISERS Hilton Head Humane Association 16th annual Dog Walk on the Beach: 8:30 a.m., May 4 at Coligny Beach. Bring your favorite canine companion for frisbee dog entertainment, contests, giveaways, food and dancing. Disc jockey Alan Palchak returns as MC and entertainer. 843-681-8686 or Pancake Breakfast Charity Fundraiser: 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m., May 4 at Indigo Pines Retirement Community. Hosted by Unanimity Lodge 418. Menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, homefried potatoes, assorted fruit medley and beverages. A minimum $5 donation is requested. Additional parking across the street at Christian Renewal Church. Free shuttle service will be available over to Indigo Pines. Proceeds benefit the Charity Fund of Unanimity Lodge 418 843-290-1488 Sea Island Chapel Yard Sale: 9 a.m.-noon, May 4 at Sea Island Chapel. 843-689-5100

Books are Fun Book Fair: 7 a.m.-5 p.m., May 9; 7 a.m.-3 p.m., May 10 at the Beaufort Memorial Hospital cafeteria. The book fair will feature more than 250 titles from leading publishers at excellent savings, as well as stationery, scrap booking supplies, music collections and learning products. Children’s books and cookbooks, as well as New York Times best sellers, also will be available at the sale. Proceeds will benefit Born To Read, a unique local non-profit charitable organization promoting early literacy. Trained volunteers visit new parents in the birthing centers at Beaufort Memorial Hospital and Hilton Head Hospital with a gift bag containing two books for the baby, a bib, a shirt and other items. Bluffton UMC Mission Team Lawn Garden Party: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., May 11 in Old Town Bluffton. During the Bluffton Village Festival, the UMC Mission Team will serve their popular homemade chicken salad, deviled eggs, fruit, sherbet, cookies and drinks for $10 per person. All profits will be donated to the United Methodist Committee on Relief fundraiser. 843-757-3351 A Night for the Children: 6-9 p.m., May 16 at Hampton Hall Clubhouse in Bluffton. Presented by Family Promise of Beaufort County. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and soft drinks included. Silent and live auction from 6-9 p.m. $50 per person. Tickets available at Family Promise Day Center in Bluffton. 843-815-4211 Pizzapalooza Sunset Party: 5-9:30 p.m., May 17 at Bluffton Oyster Factory Park. Local restaurants will serve up their signature pies and pastas with a craft beer garden featuring a wide assortment of beers from around the world. Live music from local classic rock bands Neil & Bob and The Horan Brothers Band. Local restaurants include New York City Pizza, Fiddlehead Pizza, Giuseppi’s Pizza, B-Town Pizza, Vineyard 55, Bluffton Oyster Co. Seafood House and more. The event is hosted by Bear Foot Sports and will benefit the Palmetto Animal League, a no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization serving homeless animals in the Lowcountry. Dogs will be available for adoption from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Pet and kid friendly. $5. Ages 12 and younger free. 843-757-8520 or Continues on page 140 >>


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MEETINGS Lowcountry Alliance for Healthy Young Community Board Meeting: 6 p.m., May 9 at the Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Conference Center. This is an important meeting before the school year ends. Participants are asked to arrive by 5:45 p.m. to sign in, get a name tag and pick up any materials provided. Hilton Head Island Ski Club Monthly Social: 5-7 p.m., May 10 at Up the Creek Pub. Member skiers and nonskiers are invited. Reservations are not necessary. Happy hour prices and dinner optional. The club’s annual picnic is at 3 p.m., May 18. 843-681-4181 or

Palmetto Quilt Guild meeting: 1 p.m., May 16 at Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort. The speaker will be Barbara Cline, a national teacher and lecturer. She has over 30 years of quilting experience and is currently teaching classes at Patchwork Plus. Guests are welcome for a $5 visit fee. 843-363-5749 or American Revolution Round Table meeting: May 16 at Colleton River Plantation Club. Noted author and humorous speaker Dr. Tom Powers will discuss “There Were No Founding Fathers.” Powers is a professor of history at USC Sumter. ARRT-SC is organized to explore and discuss the historic events and people of the American Revolution era. New members and guests are welcome. 843-705-1048, 843-705-7575 or

Pedal to the plate In honor of National Bicycling Month, the Town of Hilton Head Island, the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce and the Bicycling Advisory Committee are hosting Chamber Bike & Dine Hilton Head Island Week. The event is set for May 12-18 and features popular local eateries such as Charbar Co. and Red Fish restaurant, giving all bicycling enthusiasts the opportunity to explore the island’s culinary landscape. Take advantage of special Bike & Dine discounts and exclusive dining offers at area restaurants plus have an opportunity to win an Elev-8 bike, Bike & Dine T-shirts and more. Find more information online at www.

CELEBRATE NATIONAL BICYCLE MONTH Saturday, May 4: The Town of Hilton Head Island Community Bike Ride May 8: National Bike to School Day May 12-18: First Annual Chamber Bike & Dine Week May 15: National Ride of Silence, hosted by the Kickin’ Asphalt Bicycle Club May 17: National Bike to Work Day May 25: Children’s “Safety Town” Bicycle Inspections, presented by The Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island For event details go to 140

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Monty Python’s Spamalot: May 1-26 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot is the outrageous musical comedy “lovingly ripped off” from the classic film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Tickets are $56 for adults and $39 for ages 4-15. 8 p.m. curtain Tuesday-Saturdays; 2 p.m. matinees on may 5, 12, 19 and 26. There is a 7 p.m. performance on May 26. 843-842-ARTS or

Business After Hours: 5:30-7 p.m., May 16 at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island. Presented by the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy a casual evening with food and complimentary beer and wine. This is an opportunity for networking with business colleagues in a casual setting. $10 for members, $20 for non-members. Camera Club of Hilton Head Island meeting: 7 p.m., May 28 at All Saints Episcopal Church. Judged member photo competition is black and white photography. Meetings are free and newcomers and guests are welcome. The Camera Club of Hilton Head Island is open to all ages. Chamber Young Professionals Group: 5:30-7:30 p.m., May 29 at Corks in Bluffton. Networking group for the 40-and-under set, presented by the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. Meet with business colleagues in a casual setting.

ON STAGE 3rd annual Palmetto Bluff Jazz Concert on the Green: 6:30 p.m., May 1 at Palmetto Bluff Village Green lawn. Featuring New Orleans Hot Jazz celebrating the golden age of swing, performed by headliners from the Jazz Corner. The concert benefits the Junior Jazz Foundation of the Lowcountry. Gates open at 5 p.m. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. $25 per vehicle. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner. com Will of a Woman: Rebecca Folsom in concert: 7:30 p.m., May 3 at ARTworks Black Box Theater in Beaufort. Folsom shines on the mellow, almost spiritual ballads, a cross between Joni Mitchell’s lush, soul-searching folk jazz and the Cranberries’ mystic pop. $17 for adults, $12 for students and $7 for ages 12 and younger. 843-379-2787 or www.

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He’s one of the island’s most famed artists — but there’s more to Joe Bowler than paint and canvas



t’s a sunny afternoon, and Joe Bowler is drawing inspiration from the subtle strokes of the light’s paintbrush on the bricks of his Sea Pines home as he works on his latest creation. He calls it Busy Buddies, and it tells a story he’s not sure of yet.

“I’m a narrative painter, and an illustrator from way back, so I’m always looking for some kind of story going on. That’s the key, the story that it tells,” he says as he wheels backward from the canvas. Confined to an electric chair due to his health, Bowler is still relentless in the pursuit of his craft. That pursuit continues in Busy Buddies, a portrait of two small children playing in the murky sand of a local beach. “With this one, I just like that composition, everything about it,” he says, taking a critical eye to his painting. “This is going to make a nice little painting.” 142

He’s underselling it just a little -- even in its rough, unfinished state, the artist’s dedication to his craft is evident in every curve, every color, ever glimmer of reflected sunlight in this painting. But then, even with a stunning career as a commercial illustrator and portrait artist, and a full dance card as an in-demand painter, Joe Bowler doesn’t think he’s finished. “People laugh when I say, ‘One of these days I’ll get it right,’ but I'm serious about it,” he says. “I know what is possible and can’t quiet do it yet. You haven’t seen the great masters the way I have.”

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Those masters are the paintings he’d absorb in the museums and art galleries of New York City, where Bowler made his name in the 1960s as one of the most promising artists of the Charles E. Cooper Studios. In a small corner of his in-home studio, part of a pile of books and albums that stretch to the ceiling, are three portfolio albums. Within those albums are tear sheets from Time, Saturday Evening Post, and a few others that lay out why he was named Artist of the Year in 1967 by the Artist’s Guild of New York. But all of this, his meteoric fame in the early days as an illustrator, his career here as one of the Southeast’s most in-demand portrait artists, this is the part local art fans already know. We wanted to know more. So we interrupted Bowler’s work on Busy Buddies to ask for the five things you didn’t know about Joe Bowler.’ 1) His first love is fly fishing. “In flyfishing, you don’t have to catch fish. The whole idea is the rhythm. It’s so much fun to get this line up in the air and put it where you want it.” 2) He even taught Fuzzy Davis a thing or two. “I was the one that got Fuzzy in fly fishing. We were on this bank out here, I brought a fly rod along, and I was catching fish, mackerel and bluefish, faster than he was with spinning rod. He said, ‘let me try that.’ I told him, ‘Fuzzy this isn’t something you start out with,’ he said, ‘No I’m good with that stuff.’ And he sat in the front of the boat, and in one second he had that line wrapped around him, with a hook in his ear. But he made a commitment, and Fuzzy now is a world-class fly fisherman.” 3) He’s good with presidents. When asked who he would paint, living or dead, he replied, “Well, it’s kind of obvious, but I would think Obama. He has an interesting face. I’m a fan of his. I did paint Nixon once for Time Magazine. It was right in 1971 before I moved down… It turned out to be so good, the editors said, ‘I’d buy a used car from that guy.’ They ended up using a newspaper wrapped head that didn’t look like him at all.” 4) He loves teaching. Among his students are Brian Neher, and Jim Aplin, but he’ll teach anyone willing to learn. “I’ve never charged anything for teaching, it’s just what I do. There’s a woman that wants to pay to have her husband come watch for 2-3 hours. She wanted to pay me. Just bring a nice bottle of sippin’ scotch. Single malt.” 5) He has good taste in art. “When in New York he’d go to the museum and he’d spend hours and hours and hours until the guards told him to leave because they were closing,” said Bowler’s daughter, Jolyn. “Or they’d come up to make sure he wasn’t touching the paintings because he was examining the brush strokes — he called it licking the paint off the canvas.” Joe Bowler’s portraits, along with the unique environmental sculptures of Trailer McQuilkin (see sidebar) will be on display during a special show this month at Morris & Whiteside Galleries, with an artist’s reception from 6-8 p.m. May 17.

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Putting the Metal to the Petal

Trailer McQuilkin Take a closer look at that dayflower up there. While it looks like any other rare flower, it’s only on upclose inspection that one begins to perceive the subtle brush strokes and texture of metal. Only then do you realize this isn’t nature’s work, this is a sculpture. This unique medium is the playground of Missouri-based artist Trailer McQuilkin, who appears with Joe Bowler at Morris & Whiteside Gallery this month. “I go for total realism,” he said. “It’s trompe l’oeil in a sense. It’s an illusion.” The illusion, and the skilled hand behind it, has taken McQuilkin around the world, to private galleries and showings and even to the windows of New York’s famed Tiffany & Co. where he produced two displays. And while the collections and showings are his bread and butter, McQuilkin’s passion lies in documenting rare, threatened and disappearing plants. “I’ve made that my journey,” he said. For this show, he’ll present a selection of plants found not only in the Lowcountry, but in his native New Orleans. “Where you guys are is similar to where I am with the wetlands,” he said. “All life comes from the wetlands.” Take a closer look this month at Morris & Whiteside Galleries, or browse McQuilkin’s work at his website, May 2013

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lowcountry calendar An Evening of Dance: 6-8 p.m., May 4 at Bluffton Rotary Community Center. This is the Bluffton School of Dance Company’s second annual gala event. The event celebrates local dance talent with a student choreography showcase and competition solos from the 2012-2013 season. This event includes a silent auction fundraiser and live entertainment from Patterson Colt and the Peacemakers. Light fare and beverages will be served. The event raises money for the Dance Boosters of Bluffton, the booster organization supporting the BSOD Company. $5 for adults, free for ages 10 and younger. 843-815-2619 Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Season Finale: 8 p.m., May 6 at First Presbyterian Church. The HHSO’s final concert of the season. Charlie Albright, hailed as being among the most gifted musicians of his generation, will join the orchestra in a musical journey along two of Europe’s majestic waterways. Maestro Russell will give a pre-talk about the concert at 7 p.m. in the church. Tickets $20-$45. 843-842-2055 or

University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club concert: 7:30 p.m., May 8 at the Visual and Performing Arts Center at Hilton Head Island High School. The club has won numerous awards and tours nationally and abroad. Directed by Dr. Eugene Rogers, the performance will include The Friars, an acapella group within the glee club. The concert is hosted by the University of Michigan Club of Hilton Head Island. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, student tickets are $10. Proceeds will support the club’s scholarship fund. Tickets can purchased in advance at Burke’s Main Street Pharmacy, Celebration Supplies, Forsythe Jewelers and Markel’s Cards & Gifts. 843-363-6477 or gshassing@ Damsels and Daemons: 7 p.m., May 2-5; 2 p.m. May 5 at Magnolia Hall in Sun City. The Sun City Chorus and Concert Band’s spring concert. Tickets are $23 and available at the Magnolia Hall box office. During concert week, the office will be open daily from 9-11:30 a.m. and one hour before the curtain. 843-368-3153

The Music Man: 8 p.m. May 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25; 3 p.m. Sunday matinee performances May 12, 19 and 26; at May River Theater Co. Inc. Meridith Wilson’s first Broadway musical has Professor Harold Hill (a con man) coming to Bluffton and the Lowcountry selling marching band equipment that he does not intend to deliver. From that point, everything improves. Highlighted by songs such as “76 Trombones,” The Music Man provides a wonderful evening of musical theatre. $25. 843-837-7798 or Simply Grand for Mother’s Day concert: 7:30 p.m., May 10 in the black box theater at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center. Melodies, loving lyrics and special ticket prices — $12 for all tickets, $7 for children. The concert will be surrounded by a quilt show in the gallery, artists working in their studios and the classrooms where creativity happens. Contemporary jazz, gospel and blues music. 843-379-2787 or Continues on page 149 >>

Quidam Cirque Du Soleil: 7:30 p.m., May 7-9 at the Savannah Civic Center. This is the ninth stage show produced by cirque du Soleil. The entire show is imagined by a bored young girl named Zoe who is alienated and ingnored by her parents. She dreams up the whimsical world of Quidam as a means of escaping the monotony of her life. Tickets $18-$100. 912-651-6557 or 144

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TGIF Artists present Sfumato exhibit For several years, a group of seven artists and two small dogs have gathered in the kitchen of a Hilton Head Island home twice a week to share their creativity and nurture their friendships. Presently they are preparing for a feature exhibit of their work at Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn Plantation. The exhibit, titled “Sfumato” (seamless blending of color) opens with a celebration on May 30. The exhibit will be in place through July 7. During the exhibit, the TGIF Artists will offer demonstrations and classes to the public and will be painting and sculpting together in the gallery each Friday. The public is invited to register for classes and is also welcome to roam the gallery and observe the artists as they work together during open studio each Friday in the gallery. The TGIF Artists, so named because they look forward to working together every Friday, converge on the kitchen from the island and Bluffton for coffee, laughter and the creation of art. They range in age from mid-20s to mid-70s. Most are painters, some are sculptors. One is an accomplished filmmaker and director of plays. Most are American born; two are decidedly British. Some are professionally trained, others are self-taught. Most are former students of the group’s host. Despite their widely divergent styles, they take inspiration and encouragement from each other — and occasionally ask for a little constructive advice. They include men and women. Some are employed, some are retired. Four had social work careers in upstate New York at about the same time, but never met there. One is an expert in commercial/theatrical sound and lighting technology — and directs plays. Three are professionally trained artists. Three are photographers. One never touched paint or canvas until retirement. While a few are available to work together more than once a week, the whole group gathers in the welcoming kitchen on Fridays for what is affectionately called TGIF. The TGIF Artists include (but are not limited to) host and professional artist/ designer/teacher, L. Robert Stanfield, Maxine Uttal, David Warren, Sara Lucas, Halley Yates, Liz Mcginnes and Susan Patton. Over the years they’ve supported each other through “artist’s block,” creative overload, and a variety of critical life challenges and changes. To participate in TGIF, contact Stanfield at (833) 384-5300 or (843) 785-4825. 146

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Art League presenting nationally juried exhibition: The Art League of Hilton Head is presenting a special exhibition at its Walter Greer Gallery, located in the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. The free exhibition will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, May 4 through June 1. It will also be open in the evening during Arts Center performances. The exhibition will feature 95 artists from across the country competing in seven different media categories. It will be judged by Paul Matheny III, chief curator of the South Carolina State Museum. Heading into its 23rd edition, the event is the longest-running nationally juried exhibition in the Hilton Head area. A free awards reception will be from 5-7 p.m. on May 3. An $8 Critic’s Coffee session will be from 10 a.m.-noon on May 4. To make reservations, call 843-681-2399.

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Continued from page 144 Broadway to Hollywood: 6:30 p.m., May 16 at Dessert Theatre at the Hilton Head Island Elementary School for the Creative Arts. Featuring the Calypso’s Dancers and Elementary String Ensemble. $10 ticket includes complimentary desserts and beverages. Hosted by Miss Hilton Head Island. Silent auction to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. 843-342-4135 or harry.culpepper@ Becoming Harriet Tubman: 8 p.m. May 24, 6 p.m. May 31, 8 p.m. June 7 at The Circular Church in Charleston, during Piccolo Spoleto. A one-woman show performed by Natalie Daise. Narrative, music and five characters based on real people. $18 adults, $16 for students and seniors.

Swingin’ Medallions Concert: 8 p.m., June 7 at the Jasper County Farmer’s Market. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. VIP tables are $250. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to The United Way of the Lowcountry. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. 843-726-8126 or www. America Sings Memorial Day Concert: 7 p.m. May 26 at First Presbyterian Church. Get your red, white and blue on and enjoy some all-American music with patriotic tunes and a special salute to the Armed Forces. Presented by the Hilton Head Choral Society. The choral society will be joined by Savannah Serenade brass ensemble and the Hilton Head Shore Notes. $20. 843-341-3818 or Continues on page 150 >>

17th annual Rib Burnoff and Barbecue Fest: Noon-4 p.m., May 18 at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head Island. Nearly 20 cooks will compete for top honors in the professional and amateur competitions. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Children 12 and younger are free. Each ticket includes seven samples of either barbecue or ribs. Participating restaurants include One Hot Mama’s, the Smokehouse, Tavern 46, Bomboras Grille, Choo Choo BBQ Express, Coastal Carolina Catering, B-Town Pizza and Sea Eagle Market. Amateurs include Hogs in Heat, Rib King, Motley Que, Elgie Stover Group and Fire Iron MC Station. Live music will be provided by the Chilly Willy Band. Beer, wine, sodas, hot dogs and ice cream will be available for purchase. All net proceeds go to local children’s charities. 843-689-6070 or May 2013

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MAY EVENTS AT Sea Pines Resort Gregg Russell Concerts: 8-9:30 p.m., May 24-26, May 29 underneath the famed Liberty Oak. Entertaining adults and children with his family friendly show. Complimentary. CHC Horse Show: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., May 4-5 at Lawton Stables. The International Riding Academy hosts a USHJA/ANRC Outreach Competition Horse Show. ANRC and jumper classes are open to all qualified riders and the event is open to the public. Visit for entries. 843-671-2586 9th annual Yacht Hop: 5:30-9 p.m., May 5 at Harbour Town Yacht Basin. Step aboard stunning yachts and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres freshly prepared by some of the area’s premier chefs. This fundraising event also includes entertainment by The Headliners as well as silent and live auctions. The evening closes with dessert and a champagne toast. All proceeds benefit patient care programs at Hospice Care of the Lowcountry. 843-706-2296 or www.hospicecarelc. org Alligator and Wildlife Tour: Daily. Call for schedule. A one-hour guided tour through the freshwater lakes of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve and an up-close view of Hilton Head Island’s indigenous plant and animal life,

including the American alligator. Reservations are required. $22 for adults, $19 for ages 12 and younger. 843-686-5323 Alligator Wine and Cheese: Daily. Call for schedule. A sunset cruise on the freshwater lakes of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Discover indigenous plants and animals while enjoying complimentary wine and cheese. Reservations are required. Adults only, $45. 843-686-5323 Enviro Tour: Daily. Call for schedule. Explore Calibogue Sound and surrounding waterways by boat. Discover Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, eagles and other marine wildlife in their natural habitat. Venture over to Daufuskie Island and take a step back in time. Comb the beach for shells or relax and take in the beauty of a Lowcountry sunset while touring the salt marshes and tidal creeks. 843-686-2628 Lowcountry Plantation Exploration: 10-11 a.m., Mondays. Explore the ruins of an 18th century plantation house. Walk the grounds of an area that has been untouched for hundreds of years and listen to stories regarding the history and plantation life on Hilton Head Island. Reservations are required. $15 for adults, $10 for ages 12 and younger. 843-842-1979

MAY EVENTS AT THE COASTAL DISCOVERY MUSEUM Butterfly enclosure: 10 a.m. Mondays, 3 p.m. Wednesdays. The Karen Wertheimer Butterfly Enclosure is now open for guided tours. The tour will give participants an up close and personal look at the native butterflies. Reservations are required. $10 for adults, $5 for ages 4-12. 843-689-6767 ext 223 Blue Crab Discovery: 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Learn about the life cycle and importance of the 150

Atlantic Blue Crab. Participants in the program will have a hands-on experience of harvesting, cooking, picking and tasting. $15 for adults, $10 for ages 4-12. Reservations are required. 843-689-6767 ext 223 Horseshoe Crabs: Living Fossils: 6:30 p.m., May 10 and 24, June 7 and 21. A program introducing the biology and behavior of the American Horseshoe Crab. Participants will learn about the physical characteristics that have

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lowcountry calendar Prehistoric Indian Exploration: 10-11:30 a.m., Tuesdays. Visit the remains of Hilton Head Island’s indigenous Indians. View a 4,000-year-old sacred Indian Shell Ring. Search for birds and animals hidden among the trees as you listen to stories regarding this historic area. Reservations are required. $15 for adults, $10 for ages 12 and younger. 843-842-1979 Shore Explore: 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Stroll along the sandy shoreline of South Beach and experience the fun and beauty of the South Carolina coast. Search for dolphins, starfish and sand dollars while learning about shells and other sea treasures. Reservations are required. $15 for adults, $10 for ages 12 and younger. 843-842-1979 The Trail of Carolina Gold: 10-11:30 a.m., Thursdays and Saturdays. Discover the hidden treasures of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, walking marsh boardwalks over the old Lawton Rice Field. Look for turtles, lizards and alligators while learning about plantation life during the 18th century. Reservations are required. $15 for adults, $10 for children 12 and younger. 843-842-1979 Forest Preserve Wagon Journey: 4-5:30 p.m., Thursdays. Experience the animals and plant life of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Search for

allowed these animals to successfully survive in the ocean for millions of years. Space is limited and reservations are required. $15 per person (none under 9 years of age). 843-689-6767 ext 22 Birding at Pinckney Island: 7:30-9:30 a.m., May 8 at Pinckney Island. A birdwatching program at Pinckney Island led by experienced bird watchers from the Coastal Discovery Museum. The walk will include the combination of habitats at Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge. Participants are asked to bring their own binoculars and the program will be canceled in case of

turtles, alligators, birds and other critters as you ride past Heritage Farm, Lake Joe, Fish Island and more. Reservations are required. $18 for adults, $12 for children. 843-842-1979 Full Moon Shore Explore: 8:30-10 p.m., May 24. Discover Hilton Head Island beaches under a full moon after dark. Search for ghost crabs and sea turtles while learning about the nocturnal life that scurries throughout the dune and surf systems. Flashlights are available if needed. Reservations are required. $15 for adults, $10 for ages 12 and younger. 843-842-1979 Family Welcome Wagon Ride: 4-5 p.m., 5-6 p.m., May 26. Explore some of the sights and sounds of the beautiful Sea Pines Forest Preserve aboard an old-fashioned wagon. Search for alligators, turtles and birds and to learn about the numerous other nature and family activities taking place at Sea Pines Resort. $12 for adults, $8 for children 12 and younger. 843-842-1979 The Lowcountry at Dark: 8:30-10 p.m., May 29. Experience the Sea Pines Forest Preserve after dark. The only way into the preserve after hours, this wagon ride provides guests with a unique opportunity to experience its personality under the stars as you search out the American alligator. Reservations are required. $18 for adults, $12 for ages 12 and younger. 843-842-1979

rain. $12 per person, reservations are required. 843-689-6767 ext 223 Coastal Discoveries presented by Apple Pie Painters: 5-7 p.m., through May 27 at the Hilton Head Regional Health Care temporary exhibit gallery. This group of 10 local artists works “plein air” around the Lowcountry. The exhibition will feature artists working in abstract; some are large, others prefer small formats. Several demonstrations throughout the show will allow the public to watch. The Coastal Discovery Museum gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 9 am until 4:30 pm and Sunday 11 am until 3 p.m. May 2013

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It’s equine time

Rose Hill hosting equestrian exposition.

The Spirit of the Horse will be the theme of the 9th annual Hilton Head/Savannah Equestrian Exposition, set for May 19 at the Rose Hill Plantation Equestrian Center. Events planned include a parade of breeds, barrel racing demonstrations, Lowcountry hunt demonstrations, hunt chase, six-bar jumping and a polo match. “Our goal continues to be showcasing the Spirit of the Horse for the benefit of local charities and increasing the public awareness of the equestrian lifestyle,” said event founder Dr. Sandy Termotto. “Spectators will continue to enjoy magnificent horses working as one with their skilled riders.” Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Maple, manager of the Rose Hill Equestrian Center, is the 2013 event chairman. Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available including corporate sponsorships (platinum, gold and silver), an Equestrian Disciplines sponsorship for one exclusive underwriter as well as Blue Ribbon and Red Ribbon Patron packages. Program ads are available to showcase your business in color and black and white. As in the past, there will be a special art tent featuring equestrian art for sale along with offerings from other vendors. Rose Hill Plantation Equestrian Center is located on U.S. 278 in Bluffton. Gates open at 11 a.m. with exhibitions beginning at 12:30 p.m., capped off by the day’s polo match at 2:30 p.m. General admission is $15. Over the years the event has raised nearly $250,000 that was donated to several charities in the Hilton Head and Savannah communities. For more information, contact Iva Welton (843671-4865/ or Priscilla Russo (843-815-9059/ 152

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SHELTER COVE | monthly

On the waterfront Take a tour of Shelter Cove, where locals and visitors enjoy year-round fun. BY LANCE HANLIN


ICK AND VICKY STAMEY TRAVEL FROM NORTH CAROLINA TO HILTON HEAD ISLAND TWICE A YEAR. EACH VISIT INCLUDES A TRIP TO SHELTER COVE HARBOUR, SO THEY CAN LOOK AT A LONGTIME FRIEND’S BOAT DOCKED IN THE MARINA. THE STAMEYS ALSO BRING ALONG THEIR BINOCULARS TO GET A CLOSER LOOK AT LOCAL WILDLIFE. “You’ve got pelicans, barn swallows, egrets, cedar waxwings,” Rick Stamey said. “There’s just a bunch of different kinds of birds down here. It’s a nice place.” On the other end of the boardwalk, Kim and Ben Mannen, of Ontario, Canada, take in a stunning view of Broad Creek from a picnic table located in front of ELA’s Blu Water Grille. They came to Shelter Cove for the shopping, dining and scenery. “There is nothing like this where we are from,” Kim Mannen said. “Everything is open and you can just walk around without feeling uncomfortable.”

Since it was developed in 1983, Shelter Cove has been one of Hilton Head Island’s most popular attractions, drawing millions of visitors. It is also a popular spot for local residents. “We always love coming here,” said Bluffton’s Chris Jones, who came with his wife Stephanie and their two young children, Aiden and Sophia. “Our kids like to look at all the boats and it’s a good place to take pictures.” Today’s picture was of Aiden and Sophia in front of the towering 12-foot bronze statue of Neptune, Roman god of the sea. Along with welcoming visitors at the entrance of Shelter Cove’s Mediterranean-style village, Neptune also doubles as a larger-than-life sundial. When the shadow of the statue’s signature trident falls across the 26-foot wide circular base, numbers around the edge indicate the precise time. But no matter where the shadow falls, right now for Shelter Cove, it’s show time. The village comes to life this month with Music on the Harbour, the Hilton Head Island Arts Festival and the kickoff of the summerlong HarbourFest celebration. The party keeps rolling in June with the popular Tuesday

night fireworks and an all-new Friday night island-themed celebration dubbed ParrotHead Palooza. This month’s Music on the Harbour series features live performances from 6-9 p.m. each Thursday from Target the Band (May 2), the Patwa Reggae Band (May 9), The Headliners (May 16) and the Jazz Corner Quintet (May 23). Popular entertainer Shannon Tanner then takes the outdoor amphitheater stage for the 25th year of his Summer Family Show. He will start with performances at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., May 24-26. The 5th annual Hilton Head Island Arts Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 25-26 at Shelter Cove Harbour. The free event will feature more than 150 artists from around the country displaying paintings, jewelry, sculptures, photography, pottery and more. HarbourFest officially begins May 27. Tanner’s summer schedule starts that week and features Monday through Friday shows at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Before and after Tanner’s performances, Cappy the Clown will provide May 2013

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face painting, balloon animals and other activities. Bouncy houses, hair braiding, and many other events are also part of the annual summerlong celebration, which runs Memorial Day through Labor Day. “There are thousands of people in the harbour,” Tanner said. “It’s just crazy. I have to really be on my toes because there are so many people and the energy level is so high. It has taken on a life of its own, without a doubt. All the merchants, all the restaurants, everybody involved has contributed to the success and the spirit of HarbourFest. It’s a neat event.”

Shelter Cove’s popular fireworks begin June 18 and will go off each Tuesday through Aug. 13. A special fireworks show is planned for July 4. The fireworks will also mark the start of ParrotHead Palooza. Tanner has formed a band called Shannon Tanner and the Oyster Reefers that will play a Jimmy Buffett-spirited show with a carnival-like atmosphere each Friday night, June 21 through Aug. 16. Many vacationing families leave on Saturdays, making the Friday night celebration one last party on the island. “I think we’re on to something here with this

ParrotHead Palooza,” Tanner said. “Every person that drives across that bridge on vacation to Hilton Head has that escapist feeling, the very thing Jimmy Buffett and Kenny Chesney have packaged so well. When people come to Hilton Head, they all come with that spirit – get to the beach, get to the golf course, get a Corona. I think we’re filling a niche.” The ParrotHead Palooza will start at 5 p.m. each Friday. Many restaurants and shops in the village will also participate with special items, food and beverages. Shannon Tanner and the Oyster Reefers will take the stage from 7-9 p.m.

Family fun: Shannon Tanner’s Summer Family Show has been a HarbourFest highlight for 25 years. This year Tanner will add a Jimmy Buffett-spirited show on Friday nights.


Dine, unwind: Shelter Cove Harbour has several restaurants overlooking the marina. Find seafood, Italian, Mexican and American fare in this Mediterraneanstyle village.


In addition to all the spring and summer events, Shelter Cove is a popular year-round destination with numerous dining, shopping and outdoor recreational opportunities. “It’s the most beautiful harbour on the island with a great atmosphere and central location,” said Maryanne Laskowitz, owner of San Miguel’s. “It’s a great spot to serve margaritas. We do a nice year-round business and see a lot of out-of-town visitors during the summer months and during spring break weeks.” Other restaurants in the village include Bistro 17, Little Venice Restaurant, Parrot Cove Grill & Bar, Scott’s Fish Market, ELA’s Blue Water Grille and Frosty’s Italian Ices. Located just outside of Shelter Cove’s umbrella, Kingfisher offers nightly entertainment and a comedy club to go along with its seafood, pasta and steak. “If you come to Hilton Head, you

are going to do four things,” said Earl Nightingale, owner of ELA’s Blu Water Grille. “You are going to go to the beach, you’re going to go to Harbour Town, you’re going to walk around Shelter Cove Harbour and you’re going to walk around Tanger. Every tourist is going to do those things. Why not be in Shelter Cove if it’s one of the top things people do when they come here?” The marina is run by longtime Harbourmaster Dave Harris, who finds himself, “busier than a one-armed paper hanger” these days. In addition to running the Ship’s Store underneath ELA’s, Harris coordinates all boat traffic coming in and out of the 175-slip marina. “It’s well-named, Shelter Cove,” Harris said. “When Hurricane Hugo hit Charleston, we had sustained winds of about 80 knots and it didn’t even blow out an awning. It’s a safe place in

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Clowning around: During HarbourFest (May 27-Sept. 2), Cappy the Clown provides face painting, balloon animals and other activities from 6-9 p.m., Monday-Friday.

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THURSDAY, MAY 2: The Target Band, 6-9 p.m. THURSDAY, MAY 9: Patwa Reggae Band, 6-9 p.m. THURSDAY, MAY 16: The Headliners, 6-9 p.m. THURSDAY, MAY 23: Jazz Corner Quintet, 6-9 p.m.

SHANNON TANNER SHOWS FRIDAY, MAY 24: 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. SATURDAY, MAY 25: 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. SUNDAY, MAY 26: 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

HILTON HEAD ISLAND ARTS FESTIVAL a storm. With the buildings and everything around it, you literally don’t get any water action – no chop, no surf, no surge.” Harris has seen many boats come and go. The most unique was in the late 1980s, when Hilton Head was the alternative home port for the USS Gemini, a heavily armed U.S. Navy hydrofoil built for speed and mobility. “That was quite a vessel,” Harris said. “They put those foils down and it literally flew.” The marina can accommodate boats up to 165 feet. Slips are available by the day, week and month by calling Harris (843-842-7001) or sending him an email ( “It’s just like running a hotel, except the customer brings their own room with them,” Harris said.

Boaters are welcome to swing in the marina to shop, dine or unwind at one of the many shops or restaurants for a few hours, free of charge. Shelter Cove Marina also offers guided kayak tours, boat rentals, boat charters and fishing charters. “It’s amazing what has happened here,” Harris said. “When they first began Shelter Cove, it got kind of a slow start but it has really made a turnaround. We’re to the point now where there are good, solid businesses here and great restaurants. I think some of the finest eating on the island is right here at the marina. We tell boaters that come in, they could spend a week here, never eat at the same place and get a great meal every time. Then you’ve got all the activities and the Tuesday night fireworks. Shelter Cove has become a center for a lot of activity.” M

SATURDAY, MAY 25: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. SUNDAY, MAY 26: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

HARBOURFEST MAY 27 THROUGH SEPT. 2 SHANNON TANNER SHOWS: Monday through Friday, 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. CAPPY THE CLOWN: Monday through Friday, 6-9 p.m. Face painting, balloon animals and other activities. KIDS ACTIVITIES: Bouncy houses, hair braiding, arts & crafts and more

FIREWORKS EVERY TUESDAY: June 18-Aug. 13 (no show July 2) THURSDAY, JULY 4: Special show

PARROTHEAD PALOOZA EVERY FRIDAY: 5 p.m., June 21-Aug. 16; Shannon Tanner and the Oyster Reefers perform a Jimmy Buffett-spirited show in a carnival-like atmosphere from 7-9 p.m. May 2013

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A hidden treasure worth finding ELA’s Blu Water Grille serves up local seafood, steak & style.



OR SAILORS, SKIPPERS, CAPTAINS AND OTHER BOAT OPERATORS DRIFTING INTO SHELTER COVE MARINA, ELA’S BLU WATER GRILLE MAY BE THE EASIEST RESTAURANT TO SPOT ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND. If its three levels of waterfront dining, its eye-catching garden patio or its unique lighthouse structure on top weren’t enough for boaters to notice, the restaurant literally sits on the marina tackle shop, next to the marina fuel dock. Owner/operator Earl Nightingale often takes his boat to work. For locals, the building is a Hilton Head institution. It housed Harbourmaster Restaurant for nearly 20 years, followed by the popular Ocean Grille until 2010. For visitors relying on ground transportation, though, it’s not such an easy find. Tucked away at 1 Shelter Cove Lane, ELA’s is isolated from the popular harbor’s other cluster of eating establishments. And that’s just fine with Nightingale. 158

“If you have good quality food and you have satisfied customers that talk about you, people will eventually find you,” Nightingale said. “We’re hard to find, but once you eat our food, you’ll tell your friends and you’ll be back again.” ELA’s opened its doors two years ago and has made quite a splash on the local dining scene. The 165-seat restaurant has been featured in Bon Appetit magazine and has won three prestigious OpenTable awards for Hilton Head’s best ambiance, best scenic view and best seafood. It has also become somewhat of a celebrity hotspot. Paula Abdul, Jane Seymour, Leslie Frazier, Jack Swarbrick and Angie Aparo all had their photos taken with staff members on ELA’s growing “Wall of Fame.” Nightingale has several other photos in his office he hasn’t had a chance to frame yet. He credits the restaurant’s early success to simply giving people what they want.

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“I’m a really big believer that so many of our visitors have first-class quality restaurants in their home markets,” Nightingale said. “When they come to Hilton Head, they should be embraced with the same experience. Obviously, this location gives us a big edge on what we’re trying to do.” Nightingale decided to open the place after close to 40 years of revitalizing, repositioning and consulting hotels and restaurants all over the United States. To help pull it off, he called on his family. His daughter Erin, a commercial designer in Chicago, was responsible for giving the restaurant its unique atmosphere. His daughter Lauren, a vice president of human resources for the Art Institute in Raleigh, helped gather all the necessary business forms and licenses. His son Alex, who has a degree in finance and financial planning, did all of the heavy lifting and took charge of accounting. The first initial of each child is honored in the name: ELA. The apostrophe S is for his best friend’s son, Sam, who works at the restaurant. That same friend vouched for executive chef Chris Cohen, a New England Culinary Institute graduate who was running Michael Jordan’s Steak House at the Mohegan Sun. At ELA’s, Cohen combines his New England culinary flare with local fresh-catch specialties. Pan-seared diver scallops and pan-roasted grouper are two of the best selling items on the menu. Cohen hand-selects and prepares the fish each day, often meeting with local charter fishermen for that night’s creations. The restaurant is also willing to clean, prepare, and serve recreational fishermen their own catch.

One of the restaurant’s signature creations is its West Coast-style calamari, which is served in straight strips rather than chopped, rubbery tentacles, giving it more of a tender, juicy texture. “I would say it’s the best calamari on the island,” Nightingale said. All steak is privately raised, grass-fed cattle from Southern River Farms, a boutique stockyard in Augusta, Ga. The cuisine at ELA’s Blu Water Grille is complemented by its vast selection of fine wine. Each high-end bottle is priced $10 to $20 over cost (Nightingale calls it his cost-plus collection). As a result, ELA’s was the local wine distributor’s top seller of CakeBread Chardonnay last year.

“If you have good quality food and you have satisfied customers that talk about you, people will eventually find you.” “We like to see a bottle of wine on every table so we price it right and move a lot of it,” Nightingale said. ELA’s Blu Water grill is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday through Friday. Dinner is served seven days a week from 5-10 p.m. with many specialty brunches over holidays. Live music starts at 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Chicago recording artist John Wasem plays current music every Friday and Saturday. Local recording artists Tim Malcheck (’70s music) and Reid Richmond (West Coast music) also

perform regularly. The restaurant’s massive glass windows on all three levels offer unmatched, panoramic views of Broad Creek and Shelter Cove Marina. The first floor, perched 12 feet above the boardwalk, seats 100 patrons inside and out on the garden patio. Many paintings on the wall were done by celebrated local artist Pete Karis, one of Nightingale’s close friends. “I got him in one Saturday morning on the scaffolding and told him I would cook him the best omelet he’d ever eaten if he painted these boats,” Nightingale said, pointing to four large sailboats hanging from the 30-foot ceiling. Near the bar are several high tops, made of sanded down slices of a 400-year-old Florida cypress tree. The floor is covered with a mixture of reclaimed wood and platinum carpet. The second level seats 52 patrons and often hosts weddings, rehearsal parties and other events. According to Nightingale, the restaurant’s best view is from a booth facing the eastern side of the second level. The Penthouse is on the third level and features a banquet table, perfect for private parties. For the best viewing experience, Nightingale recommends being seated close to sundown. “One of our best features is the variety of seating,” he said. “You could come to this restaurant five times and have a different viewing experience each time you come.” If you’re looking for local seafood, steak and style, this hidden gem is a place worth finding. Reservations can me made at or by calling direct (843-785-3030). Find more information online at M May 2013

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THE SAVORY ONE: (pictured) Olive oil, cucumbers, cracked black pepper served with pita bread THE SWEET ONE: Almonds, dark chocolate and a squeeze of fresh orange juice. THE TRADITIONAL ONE: Granola, berries, bananas or the fruits of your choice.

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big tastes from a small island / sally kerr-dineen Photos by Rob Kaufman

Here’s what you need

• 4 cups (or larger) glass oven proof container • 4 cups whole milk • 2 heaped tablespoons of live culture yogurt (like Chobani or Fage) • Cheesecloth • Instant read thermometer

Here’s what you do

 Thick, tangy Greek yogurt should not be confused with Greek-style yogurt, which simply has had thickening agents added. The process of straining Greek yogurt removes all the excess whey. This results in a thicker, richer, and creamier product even in non-fat form (so still usable for cooking). New foodie-phrases have popped up to better enhance your cultural experience and taste sensation when devouring the crème de la crème of the bacterial enhanced world of milk – “residual mouth coating,” “melt-away,” “jiggle,” to name a few. The higher protein with little or no fat makes Greek yogurt the new darling of the health food world. It’s high in calcium and potassium, plus all those active cultures gobble up lactose. Now even lactose intolerant humans can get their rich dairy fix without suffering the less-than-pleasant symptoms which wreak havoc with the digestive system … enough said. And it’s more filling. I can personally attest to this after

 conducting a culinary experiment when I guinea-pigged my unsuspecting son, Luke. Rather than making the crowd favorite Chicken and Cream Sauce with a bucket of heavy cream, I substituted Greek yogurt instead, sat back and waited to see if my own El Exigente could tell the difference. Well, well, well, he didn’t. Not only was it healthier, but it filled him up faster. The whirlwind romance with Greek yogurt started in 2007. Sales exploded from 1 percent of the market to 36 percent according to investment firm Alliance Bernstein, with seven year old Chobani the No. 1 producer out of its upstate New York plant. Now a third of all yogurt sold is Greek. “It’s increased in our daily habit more than any other food in the last 10 years,” said Dr. Harry Balzer (Vice President, NPD Group, a consumer marketing research firm). “I can see that, whether it’s in a cup, a tube, tub or bottle it’s all over the place. The dairy shelves are packed with all sorts of yogurts in all sorts of flavors. But still with Greek yogurt, and namely

Chobani, you’re seeing updated flavors like pomegranate, passion fruit, pear, fig and lemon on the shelves.” Last month I had a fleeting thought of producing my own craft beer until I learned it would require propane, a turkey deep-fryer and a month. I thought, hmmm, Greek yogurt I can do, so I did (see results below). Sure you can get a fancy yogurt maker, and yes without one it’s a bit fiddly/tricky, but as long as you have a glass container, oven, thermometer and don’t want that yogurt pronto, it’s ridiculously easy. And sort of exciting … will I get the taste right? What about the consistency? I secretly started thinking I was something of a food scientist by the time I embarked on my second batch. I didn’t go as far as investing in a white coat and hair net, but I did carefully monitor my oven and light. As I said, sort of like a science experiment sans the rubber cement and huge tri-fold boards. Simple, and with an end result you get to eat rather than wonder ... why did I have to do this? M

In a medium saucepan, scald (simmering around the edges) 4 cups of milk and let cool to 110°F. Whisk in the cultured yogurt/bacteria. Transfer milk mixture into a glass container. Turn oven on “keep warm” for 5 minutes then turn off. Keep the light on and place container in oven. Keep mixture warm at 108-110°F for 4-12 hours (the longer in, the more tart the yogurt becomes). Strain yogurt over a bowl covered with cheesecloth (use rubber bands to secure cloth around rim). Refrigerate and let drain for at least two hours. The longer it drains, the thicker the yogurt will be. Store in the fridge in an airtight container.


first batch After remaining in the oven for 10 hours, the first batch was very light, fresh tasting and after draining for 4 hours had a thickish texture, but was not as smooth as I would have liked and a little cottage cheesy in looks. I also would have preferred a more tart yogurt. I think the oven became too hot when I panicked and thought it was too cold, so I turned it back on to warm … I’m guessing a rookie yogurt mistake, and easily solved with an oven thermometer.


Second batch Got it spot on! I trusted the process. I heated the oven on warm for 5 minutes. I left the yogurt in the oven with only the light on for 15 hours. It looked just right. I left it to strain in the fridge for 3 hours. The result was a thick, creamy, tart Greek yogurt … just what I was looking for.

Would I do it again? While not as easy as making ice, it’s not as hard as creating the perfect soufflé. And, yes, I will certainly make it again, especially if I have milk in the fridge that’s about to expire. May 2013

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Dine Out and Donate

MISS HILTON HEAD’S RESTAURANT WEEK Miss Hilton Head Island, Lauren Cabaniss, is planning to “Dine Out and Donate” at several local restaurants this month in support of the Children’s Miracle Network. Cabannis has signed up two restaurants so far – NEO in Moss Creek Village (May 13) and the Crazy Crab at Jarvis Creek (May 14). At press time she was searching for two other restaurants to fill openings for May 15 and 17. Starting at 5 p.m. each night, Cabaniss will appear at each restaurant to meet and greet customers, sign autographs and take pictures. The restaurants have promised to donate 10 percent of proceeds from the evenings to the Children’s Miracle Network. The 22-year-old Spartanburg resident was crowned Miss Hilton Head Island in January.


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“I’m excited for numerous reasons,” Cabaniss said. “I get to meet the restaurant owners and get to know Hilton Head better as a community. Also, I can get the people of the community involved. It gives me a chance to meet a bunch of people and let them know what I’m working for as my goal for the Children’s Miracle Network.” Restaurants interested in signing up for “Dine Out and Donate” can e-mail or Cabaniss directly at In addition to the restaurant appearances, Cabaniss will also attend the Broadway to Hollywood event at Dessert Theatre on May 16. Find more information on that event on Page 149. PHOTO BY ROB KAUFMAN


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North End

Atlanta Bread Company: 45 Pembroke Drive 342-2253. bld Bella Italia Bistro and Pizza: 95 Mathews Drive in Port Royal Plaza. 689-5560. ld Carolina Café: The Westin Resort, Port Royal Plantation. 681-4000, ext. 7045. bld

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

Chart House: 2 Hudson Road. 342-9066. ld Crazy Crab (north end): 104 William Hilton Parkway. 681-5021. ld Dragon Express: 95 Mathews Drive in Port Royal Plaza. 681-5191. ld Dye’s Gullah Fixin’s: 840 William Hilton Parkway. 681-8106. ld

IL CARPACCIO | 342-9949

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

Le Bistro Mediterranean: 430 William Hilton Parkway in Pineland Station. 6818425. d

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

Little chris cafe: 430 William Hilton Parkway. 785-2233. bld

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

Main Street Café: 1411 Main Street Village. 689-3999. lds

French Bakery: 430 William Hilton Parkway in Pineland Station. 342-5420. bl

Mangiamo!: 2000 Main Street. 682-2444. ld Mi Tierra (Hilton Head) : 160 William Hilton Parkway in Fairfield Square. 3423409. ld Munchies: 1407 Main Street. 785-3354. ld new york city pizza: 45 Pembroke Dr. 6892222. ld Okko: 95 Mathews Drive. 341-3377. ld

hudson’s on the docks 681-2772

P Hudson’s on the Docks: Farm-to-table may be the latest buzzword in the culinary world but this north-end favorite has been serving up dock-to-table seafood since 1967. Many items on the menu are brought in from Hudson’s own fishing fleet, docked just steps away from the restaurant. Feast on oysters, shrimp and soft shell crab while taking in stunning views of the docks, boats and Intracoastal Waterway. Try this: Neptune’s Seafood Platter with oysters, scallops, shrimp, crabmeat croquette and seasonal fish, $24. 1 Hudson Road. 6812772. ld

OLD FORT PUB: 65 Skull Creek Drive in Hilton Head Plantation. 681-2386. ds Outback Steakhouse: 20 Hatton Place. 681-4329. ld Plantation Café and Deli: 95 Mathews Drive. 342-4472. bl Reilley’s Grill and Bar (north end): 95 Mathews Drive. 681-4153. ldso RUBY Lee’s: 46 Wild Horse Road. 681-7829. lds Skull Creek Boathouse: 397 Squire Pope Road. 681-3663. do Starbucks: 430 William Hilton Parkway in Pineland Station, Hilton Head Island. 689-6823. May 2013

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

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

Sunset Grille: 43 Jenkins Island Road. 6896744. ldos

Café at the Marriott: Oceanside at Marriott Beach and Golf Resort, Palmetto Dunes. 6868488. bl

tailgator’s: Pineland Station. 368-7022. ld Tapas: 95 Mathews Drive, Suite B5, Hilton Head Island. 681-8590. d

Café Street Tropez: 841 William Hilton Parkway. 785-7425. ldo

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

Carolina Seafood House: Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road. 842-0084. d

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

Chef David’s Roastfish & Cornbread: 70 Marshland Road. 342-2996. ld

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

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

WiseGuys steaks: 1513 Main Street. 8428866. do Yummy House: 2 Southwood Park Drive. 681-5888. ld

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Coconutz Sportz Bar: Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road. 842-0043 do Conroy’s: Hilton Head Marriott Beach and Golf Resort, Palmetto Dunes. 686-8499. ds

Alexander’s: 76 Queens Folly Road. 7854999. ld P Alfred’s: European-trained chef Alfred Kettering combines some of the most appealing elements of classic American and Continental cuisine in this tiny Plantation Center hideaway. Grab a seat at the chef’s counter to watch the master at work, cranking out German favorites such as slow-cooked Sauerbraten or pan-sauteed Wienerschnitzel. Try this: Roasted Chilean Sea Bass over mashed potatoes and spinach with Chardonnay sauce, $25.95. 807 William Hilton Parkway, #1200, in Plantation Center. 341-3117. D

Alfred’s | 341-3117 Arthur’s Grille: Arthur Hills course, Palmetto Dunes. 785-1191. ld Big Jim’s bbq, burgers and pizza: Robert Trent Jones course, Palmetto Dunes. 7851165. ld


ela’s blu water grille 785-3030

P Ela’s Blu Water Grille: Chef Chris Cohen combines his New England culinary flare with fresh-catch specialties at this three-level waterfront masterpiece overlooking Broad Creek and Shelter Cove Marina. The 165-seat restaurant has been featured in Bon Appetit magazine and has won three prestigious OpenTable awards for Hilton Head’s best ambiance, best scenic view and best seafood. Try this: Pan Seared Diver Scallops with crab risotto, truffle butter and herbs, $28. 1 Shelter Cove Lane in Shelter Cove Harbour. 785-3030. ld Flora’s Italian Cafe: 841 William Hilton Parkway in South Island Square. 842-8200. d GATor’z Pizza: Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort. 842-0004. d Giuseppi’s Pizza and Pasta: 32 Shelter Cove Lane in Shelter Cove. 785-4144. ld

Bistro 17: 17 Harbourside Lane in Shelter Cove. 785-5517. ld

Harold’s Diner: 641 William Hilton Parkway. 842-9292. bl

Bonefish: 890 William Hilton Parkway. 3413772. ld

HH prime: Hilton Oceanfront Resort in Palmetto Dunes. 341-8058. blds

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Island Bagel: South Island Square. 686-3353. bl

Parrot Cove Grill & Bar: Shelter Cove Harbour. 13 Harbourside. 341-3500. ld

Jamaica Joe’z Beach Bar: Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road. 842-0044.

Pazzo: 807 William Hilton Parkway in Plantation Center. 842-9463. ld pomodori: 1 New Orleans Road. 686-3100. ld Ruan Thai Cuisine I: 81 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 785-8575. ld

kingfisher | 785-4442 P Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta and Steakhouse: If you’re seeking an evening of great food and entertainment, be sure to visit this picturesque waterfront restaurant. Live music, dancing, comedy and magic complement Kingfisher’s extensive menu of fresh seafood, homemade pasta and juicy steaks. Watch the sun go down over Broad Creek and Shelter Cove Harbour. Try this: Seafood Volcano with a snow crab cluster, a dozen peel & eat shrimp and four oysters on a halfshell, $19.99. 18 Harbourside Lane in Shelter Cove. 7854442. do

P San Miguel’s: Enjoy the island’s best selection of margaritas while taking in amazing views of the water from the outdoor bar overlooking Shelter Cove Marina. The menu features all the traditional items you would expect to find at a Mexican restaurant, plus several sophisticated dishes such as Enchiladas del Mar and Shrimp Veracruz. Did we mention the margaritas? The Cadillac on the rocks must be tasted. Try this: Deluxe Burrito topped with enchilada sauce and scallions, served with Mexican rice, $10.95. 9 Shelter Cove Lane in Shelter Cove Harbour. 842-4555. www.sanmiguels. com. ld

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

san miguel’s | 842-4555 Santa Fe Café: 807 William Hilton Parkway in Plantation Center. 785-3838. ld Scott’s Fish Market Restaurant and Bar: 17 Harbour Side Lane. 785-7575. d Sea Grass Grille: 807 William Hilton Parkway. 785-9990. ld

old oyster factory 681-6040

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

Signals Lounge: 130 Shipyard Drive Crowne Plaza Resort. 842-2400. Starbucks: 32 Shelter Cove Lane. 8424090 Street Meet: 95 Mathews Drive in Port Royal Plaza. 842-2570. ldo Up the Creek Pub & Grill: Broad Creek Marina, 18 Simmons Road. 681-3625. ldo XO Lounge: 23 Ocean Lane in the Hilton Oceanfront Resort, Palmetto Dunes. 3418080.

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What We’re eating

Don’t fear the ARTICHOKE

Enjoy the fresh taste, health benefits of this Mediterranean favorite.

By Lance Hanlin

A member of the thistle family, the artichoke can be an intimidating vegetable to look at. The immature spiky buds from the dinosaur-like plant have long been a staple of Mediterranean cuisine, used in main dishes, side dishes, appetizers, soups, dips, sauces and more. Here at home, though, many bypass fresh artichoke in the produce section in favor of the canned variety sitting on store shelves. That decision is based on one of three questions: How do you cook them? How do you eat them? What can you do with them? With artichoke season in full swing, now is the perfect time to find out. “You can actually eat a lot of the artichoke, even though it does look quite intimidating,” said Lindsay Martin, a wellness coach and dietitian at Hilton Head Health. “From a nutrition standpoint, it’s exceptionally good for cardiovascular and digestive health.” Artichokes are a rich source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, potassium and fiber. Plus, they have more antioxidants (believed to fight cancer-causing cells) than red wine or chocolate. 166

Most are grown in California and the peak season is April through June, when they are widely available in local grocery stores. The edible buds are a tight cluster of individual leaves arranged around a central “choke,” which protects the tender heart of the vegetable. They come in various sizes, ranging from a golf ball to a softball. “The leaves themselves can be eaten, but you would have to steam or boil them,” Martin said. “Those outside leaves have a pointed end so you need to snip those off before cooking. The most flavorful part, the part most people enjoy, is the artichoke heart.” To reach the heart, Martin suggests tearing away the outer leaves with a pairing knife until you are left with just the center of the bud. The fuzzy choke sits on top of the heart. “You actually don’t want to eat the choke,” Martin said. “You want to take a spoon and scrape that out.” You will be left with the heart, which will be either light green or white in color. Much like an avocado, it will quickly brown after being introduced to air. To bring the natural color back, Martin recommends boiling the heart

with a bit of lemon and salt. Once prepared, the cooking options are endless. “There is a lot of really good things you can do with them,” Martin said. “We like to use them on fresh pizza and we make a very good spinach artichoke dip.” The H3 Healthy Kitchen is now offering Chef’s Table multicourse menus inspired by flavors from around the world. One of the starters from “Italy: A Night in

Umbria” is a roasted artichoke and cipollini onion salad, topped with a balsamic glaze. “It’s really, really good and (artichokes) are exceptionally good for you,” Martin said. “It seems like there is a lot of work for one little artichoke heart, but at the end of the day, they’re totally worth it.” Many recipes including artichoke can be found on the Hilton Head Health blog, www.H3daily. com.

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Alligator Grille: 33 Office Park Rd., Park Plaza. 842-4888. d

Casey’s Sports Bar and Grille: 37 New Orleans Road. 785-2255. ldo Catch 22: 37 New Orleans Plaza. 785-6261. d

Amigos Cafe y Cantina: 70 Pope Avenue. 785-8226. ld Angler’s Beach Market Grill: 2 North Forest Beach Drive, 785-3474. ld Annie o’s: 124 Arrow Road. 341-2664. LD Asian Bistro: 51 New Orleans Road. 686-9888. ld Aunt Chilada’s Easy Street Cafe: 69 Pope Avenue. 785-7700. ld

Charlie’s l’etoille verte 785-9277

Beach Break Grill: 24 Palmetto Bay Road, Suite F. 7852466. Ld Bess’ Delicatessen and Catering: 55 New Orleans Road, Fountain Center. 785-5504. bl Big Bamboo Cafe: 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Coligny Plaza. 686-3443. ldo Bistro Mezzaluna: 55 New Orleans Road 842-5011. d

P Charlie’s L’Etoile Verte: A great place for a power lunch or a romantic dinner. Owner Charlie Golson and his son Palmer write their entire menu by hand each day, based on the freshest local seafood available. The dinner menu offers an array of 14 fresh fish, rack of lamb, filet mignon and more. Try this: Local Cobia grilled with mango vinaigrette, $29. 8 New Orleans Road. 785-9277. ld

Black Marlin Bayside Grill and Hurricane Bar: 86 Helmsman Way in Palmetto Bay Marina. 785-4950. lds Bomboras Grille and Chill Bar: 101 A/B Pope Avenue, Coligny Plaza. 689-2662 ldo Bravo Pizza: 1B New Orleans Road. 342-7757. ld Brellas Café: 130 Shipyard Drive. 842-2400. bd British Open Pub: 1000 William Hilton Parkway D3 in the Village at Wexford. 686-6736. Ldo bullies bbq: 3 Regents Pkwy. 686-7427. LD Callahan’s Sports Bar & Grill: 49 New Orleans Road. 686-7665. ldo

charbar | 785-2427 P charbar: Pick a bread, a protein, your veggies, and your toppings and Charbar will whip up a custom-built burger that will blow your mind. Voted Hilton Head’s best burger at the 2012 Burgers & Brew Festival and Hilton Head Monthly’s 2012 Reader’s Choice favorite “Rookie Restaurants.” You can also find amazing sandwiches, salads and drink specials. Live music. Try this: Champ Burger with Benton bacon marmalade, Dijon mustard, dill pickles and sharp cheddar cheese with fries, $10. 33 Office Park Rd., Suite 213, Park Plaza. 785-2427. LDo Coligny Deli & Grill: Coligny Plaza. 785-4440. ld

Captain Woody’s

HHI: 785-2400 B’ton: 757-6222 P Captain Woody’s: Many restaurants claim to be a favorite of locals. Speaking as locals, one of our favorites is Captain Woody’s. Owners Shannon and Russell Anderson made a good thing even better with their new location at 6 Target Road. Woody’s now offers more seating, an expanded menu and an attractive outdoor patio with an attached bar. Try this: Grouper Melt, fried and topped with sauteed onions, mushrooms and melted cheese. Served open faced on a kaiser roll with homemade chips, $13.99. 6 Target Road. 785-2400. ldo


Corks Neighborhood Wine Bar: 11 Palmetto Bay Road. 6717783. do CQ’s: 140A Lighthouse Lane. 671-2779. ld Crane’s Tavern and Steakhouse: 26 New Orleans Road. 341-2333. d Crazy Crab (Harbour Town): 149 Lighthouse Road. 363-2722. ld Deli by the Beach: Village at Wexford. 785-7860. ld

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341-2225. ldo DRYDOCK: 21 Office Park Road. 842-9775. ldo Earle of Sandwich Pub: 1 North Forest Beach Drive in Coligny Plaza. 785-7767. ld Electric Piano: 33 Office Park Road. 7855399. o

DelisheeeYo 785-3633

P DelisheeeYo: Executive chef Cathryn Matthes, a longtime islander, has taken the frozen yogurt craze up a few notches with an emphasis on healthy toppings such as fresh berries, organic apples, unsalted Georgia pecans, pumpkin seeds and more. In addition to yogurt, Delisheeeyo offers an organic juice bar, vegetarian lunch options and other healthy snacks in a clean, vibrant and artful environment. Try this: Buddah Bowl; organic quinoa and lentils steamed in alkaline water with coconut oil, garam masala and sea salt, garnished with veggies and Uncle Vic’s Liquid Love dressing, $6.25. 32 Palmetto Bay Road in the Village Exchange. 785-3633. P Daniel’s Restaurant and Bar: From the hand-carved wooden entrance to the sleek and sophisticated big-city feel of the interior design, this oasis next to the beach offers a truly unique dining and nightlife experience. The tapas-style menu was inspired from dishes around the globe. The Butcher’s Block Steakhouse menu has everything from a petit filet mignon to a giant 22-ounce Porterhouse steak. Try this: Cinnamon Lamb Kabobs with Tahini and Indian black honey, $13. 2 North Forest Beach Drive. 341-9379. www.danielshhi. com. ldo

Fat Baby’s: 120 Arrow Road. 842-4200. ld Fiesta Fresh Mexican Grill: 51 New Orleans Road. 785-4788. ld french kiss Bakery: Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Drive. 687-5471. bl Frozen Moo: Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Drive. 842-3131 Frosty Frog Cafe: 1 North Forest Beach in Coligny Plaza. 686-3764. ldo Fusion: 14 Greenwood Drive in the Gallery of Shoppes. 715-9365. ld Gillan’s Fresh Seafood & oyster bar: 841 William Hilton Parkway, Suite A, in South Island Square. 681-FISH (3474). ld Gruby’s New York Deli: 890 William Hilton Parkway in the Fresh Market Shoppes. 8429111. bl Harbour Side burgers and brews: Harbour Town, Sea Pines. 842-1444. ld Harbour Town Bakery and Cafe: Harbour Town, Sea Pines. 363-2021. bl Harbour Town Grill: Harbour Town Links Clubhouse, Sea Pines. 363-8380. bld Hilton Head Diner: 6 Marina Side Drive. 686-2400. bldo Hilton Head Brewing Company: 7C Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Plaza. 7853900. ldo Hilton Head Ice Cream: 55 New Orleans Road, #114. 852-6333.

Daniel’s | 341-9379 P Flatbread Grill and Bar: Upscale casual dining for family and friends in a friendly, energetic atmosphere. Neapolitan pizza, fresh pasta, gourmet salads and hearty Flatbread sandwiches. Enhance your meal with a cold draft beer or specialty cocktail. Dine-in, delivery or take-out, located 200 feet from famous Coligny Beach Park. Try this: Buffalo Flat Wrap; fried chicken tossed in Buffalo sauce with bacon, swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato served with a side of ranch dressing, $9.95. 2 North Forest Beach Drive. 170

Hinchey’s Chicago Bar and Grill: 36 South Forest Beach Drive. 686-5959. ldo

flatbread grill | 341-2225

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Hinoki of Kurama: 37 New Orleans Road. 785-9800. ld

Land’s End Tavern: South Beach Marina, Sea Pines Resort. 671-5456. bld

Hot Dog Harbour: Unit E-5, Coligny Plaza. 785-5400. ld

Lodge Beer and Growler Bar: 7B Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Plaza. 8428966. do

Hugo’s: 841 William Hilton Parkway. 785HUGO. ld It’s Greek To Me: 11 Lagoon Road in Coligny Plaza. 842-4033. ldo Java Joe’s: 101 Pope Avenue in Coligny Plaza. 686- 5282. bldo Jazz Corner: Village at Wexford. 842-8620. do Jump and Phil’s Bar and Grill: 7 Greenwood Drive, Suite 3B. 785-9070. ldo

P Mellow Mushroom: The place where Hilton Head’s pizza lovers and beer lovers gather. Outstanding pies made with spring water dough, prepared fresh every day. The ‘Shroom is also a great spot for hoagies, calzones, salads. A large bar and numerous flat screen TVs make it a popular spot for watching sporting events. Try this: The Mad Italian pizza; oil and garlic base topped with salami, roasted red peppers, onions, ham, mozzarella and pepperoncini, $24.95 (large). 33 Office Park Road in Park Plaza. 686-2474. ldo

Karma / Ultimate Teen Nightlife: 5 Lagoon Road. 424-4016 o Kenny B’s French Quarter Cafe: 70 Pope Avenue in Circle Center. 785-3315. blds Kurama Japanese Steak and Seafood House: 9 Palmetto Bay Road. 785-4955. d La Hacienda: 11 Palmetto Bay Road. 8424982. ld

mellow mushroom

HHI: 686-2474 Bluffton: 706-0800

Lowcountry Backyard: 32 Palmetto Bay Road at The Village Exchange. 785-9273. bld

Market Street Cafe: 12 Coligny Plaza. 686-4976. ld Marley’s Island Grille: 35 Office Park Road in Park Plaza. 686-5800. do Michael Anthony’s: 37 New Orleans Road. 785-6272. d New York City Pizza: 81 Pope Avenue. 842-2227. ld

ombra | 842-5055 P ombra cucina rustica: Popular local chef Michael Cirafesi and distinguished Philadelphia chef Nunzio Patruno have teamed up to open this upscale Italian restaurant in the Village at Wexford. Many dishes were created hundreds of years ago, passed down from generation to generation. All deserts, pastas and breads are made daily using natural and fresh ingredients imported from Italy. Try this: Carpaccio di Manzo; thinly sliced raw “Piemontese” beef, arugula, olive oil and shaved Parmigiano, $14. Village at Wexford. 842-5505. d

Nick’s Steak & Seafood: 9 Park Lane. 686-2920. d One Hot Mama’s: 7 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Plaza. 682-6262. ldso Palmetto Bay Sunrise Café: 86 Helmsman Way in Palmetto Bay Marina. 6863232. bl Paulie’s Coal-Fired Pizza: 1034 William Hilton Parkway. 785-3510. ldO Philly’s Café and Deli: 102 Fountain Center, New Orleans Road. 785-9966. l Pino Gelato: 1000 William Hilton Parkway in the Village at Wexford. 842-2822.

Marker 59: Beach House hotel. One South Forest Beach Drive. 785-5126. Bld

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Plantation Café and Deli (south end): 81 Pope Avenue in Heritage Plaza. 785-9020. bl

Robert Irvine’s eat!: 1000 William Hilton Parkway in the Village at Wexford. 785-4850. d

Pomodori: 1 New Orleans Road. 686-3100. d

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

Quarterdeck: 149 Lighthouse Road, Harbour Town, Sea Pines. 842-1999. ldo

Sea Shack: 6 Executive Park Drive. 7852464. ld

P Red Fish: Upscale dining at its finest. Head chef Chaun Bescos takes advantage of his close relationship with local growers and farmer’s markets, tailoring Red Fish’s menu around which foods are in season. The result is an eclectic blend of seafood, steaks, fresh fruit and local vegetables. Try this: Lowcountry Shrimp and Grits; served with Keegan Filion Farms chorizo gravy and fried okra over a bed of sauteed kale, $24. 8 Archer Road. 686-3388. ld

salty dog cafe | 671-7327 P Salty Dog Cafe: One of Hilton Head’s favorite outdoor cafes for more than 20 years. Fresh seafood. Located at South Beach Marina, overlooking Braddock Cove. Both indoor and outdoor seating are available. Live music and children’s entertainment nightly during the season. Try this: Crab Cake Dinner; two freshly prepared Chesapeake-style lump crab cakes with homemade remoulade sauce. Served with Captain’s Au Gratin potatoes and fresh vegetables, $22.99. South Beach Marina Village, Sea Pines Resort. 671-7327. ld Reilley’s Grill and Bar (south end): 7D Greenwood Drive. 842-4414. ldo

red fish | 686-3388

Rita’s Water Ice: 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Coligny Plaza. 686-2596.

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

Starbucks (south end): 11 Palmetto Bay Road. 341-5477 Steamers: 28 Coligny Plaza. 785-2070. ld Stellini:15 Executive Park Road. 785-7006. d Stu’s Surfside: 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Coligny Plaza. 686-7873. ld The Studio: 20 Executive Park Road. 7856000. d

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

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

Skillets Café: Coligny Plaza. 785-3131. bld

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

Smokehouse: 34 Palmetto Bay Road. 8424227. bldo

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

SmuthIland: 11 Palmetto Bay Rd. in Island Crossing shopping center. 842-9808. Southern Coney & Breakfast: 70 Pope Avenue in Circle Center. 689-2447. bl Stack’s Pancakes of Hilton Head: 2 Regency Parkway. 341-3347. bld

Topside at the Quarterdeck: Harbour Town, Sea Pines. 842-1999. d Trattoria Divina: 33 Office Park Road. 686-4442. d Truffles Cafe (south end) : 785-3663. 8 Executive Park Road. ld

New restaurant

Carolina Seafood House Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort has opened a new seafood restaurant in the building where Bali Hai restaurant used to be. The new establishment is called Carolina Seafood House and the menu focuses on local seafood at a reasonable price. “We wanting something with a local flair,” said Dean Winings, the food and beverage director at Beach and Tennis. “We mainly market to our resort guests but we are open to the public and want everybody to come.” In addition to its seafood fare (fish, shrimp, scallops, oysters, clams), Carolina Seafood House offers a well-rounded menu with slow-roasted prime rib, pecan-crusted chicken and Lowcountry favorites such as shrimp and grits. Dinners start as low as $9. For more information, call 843-842-0084 or go online to 172

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Truffles Cafe (Sea Pines): 671-6136. 71 Lighthouse Road. Sea Pines Center. ld

Bluffton Family Seafood House: 27 Dr. Mellichamp Drive. 757-4010. ld

vari asian seafood and suhi buffet: 840 William Hilton Pkwy. 785-9000. ld

British Open Pub: 60 Sun City Lane, 7054005 and 1 Sheridan Park Drive, 815-6736. Ldo

vine: 1 North Forest Beach Drive in Coligny Plaza. 686-3900. ld P Watusi: Self-serve frozen yogurt, coffee and smoothies are the specialties at this breakfast and lunch cafe. Customers are encouraged to stay and take advantage of the free Wi-Fi and comfortable couches. Several vegetarian items are available. Try this: The Big Watusi breakfast sandwich; three scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon and cheese served on toasted Cuban bread, $6.95. 71 Pope Avenue. 686-5200. BL

Buffalos Restaurant: 476 Mount Pelia Road inside Palmetto Bluff. 706-6500. ld Cahill’s Market & Chicken Kitchen: 1055 May River Rd. 757-2921. ld P Captain Woody’s: Specializing in shrimp, clams and oysters which you can get freshly shucked, raw or steamed. Outdoor seating, indoor seating and a second-level open deck with an attached bar. A favorite hangout for locals. Try this: Grouper Melt, fried and topped with sauteed onions, mushrooms and melted cheese. Served open faced on a kaiser roll with homemade chips, $13.99. 17 State of Mind Street in the Calhoun Street Promenade. 757-6222. ldo Choo Choo BBQ Xpress: 129 Burnt Church Rd. 815-7675. ldo Claude & Uli’s Bistro: 1533 Fording Island Road. 837-3336. ld

watusi | 686-5200 Wild Wing Café : 72 Pope Avenue. 785-9464. ldo Wine & cheese if you please: 24 Palmetto Bay Rd. Suit G. 842-1200. P Wreck of the Salty Dog: Casual and fun in the same spirit as The Salty Dog Cafe with the same menu. Nightly chef’s specials add a uniqueness to this spot. Fresh seafood, steaks and sandwiches in a nautical atmosphere. One of the best views on the island. Try this: Live Maine Lobster; every Wednesday 4-9 p.m., $18.99. South Beach Marina Village, Sea Pines. 671-7327. d


Coconuts Bar & Grille: 39 Persimmon Street. 757-0602. do Corks Neighborhood Wine Bar: 1297 May River Road. 815-5168. do Corner Perk cafe: 142 Burnt Church Road. 816-5674. bl P The Cottage Cafe, Bakery and Tea Room: A restored 1868 cottage serving scrumptious food with a side of old-world charm. Breakfast, lunch, Sunday brunch, tea and diner feature sophisticated cuisine with a Lowcountry flair. Fabulous fresh-baked pies, cakes, tarts, scones and cookies. Try this: Summer in Maine Lobster Pot Pie; in puff pastry, drizzled with creme fraiche and scallions, $21.95. 38 Calhoun Street. 7570508. bl

Amigos Cafe y Cantina (Bluffton): 133 Towne Drive. 815-8226. ld P BaCKWATER Bill’s: Down-home Lowcountry favorites such as corn and crab fritters, smoked brisket and chopped salad. Inviting fishing lodge decor and views of Hampton Lake everywhere you turn. Daily specials. Try this: Angus Beef Dip; hot roast beef piled high with melted cheddar cheese on a hoagie roll with crispy onions, horseradish sauce and au jus, $9.50. 20 Hampton Lake Drive. 8755253. ldo Badabings Pizza and Pasta: 68 Bluffton Road. 836-9999. ld Bluffton BBQ: 11 State of Mind Street. 757-7427, ld

The Cottage | 757-0508 Downtown Deli: 27 Dr. Mellichamp Drive. 815-5005. bl El Super Internacional: 33 Sherington Dr. 815-8113. ld May 2013

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fiddlehead pizza: 142 Burnt Church Road. 757-6466. ld Fiesta Fresh Mexican Grill: 876 Fording Island Road (Hwy. 278), Suite 1. 706-7280. ld Giuseppi’s Pizza and Pasta: 25 Bluffton Road. 815-9200. ld Gruby’s New York Deli: 198 Okatie Village Drive. 705-4190. ld hana sushi and Japanese fusion: 1534 Fording Island Road. 837-3388. ld Honeybaked Ham: 1060 Fording Island Road. 815-7388. bld Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q: 872 Fording Island Road. 706-9741. ld Katie O’Donald’s: 1008 Fording Island Road (Kittie’s Crossing). 815-5555. ldo Kelly’s Tavern: 11B Buckingham Plantation Drive. 837-3353. bldo Kickin’ chicken: 1011 Fording Island Rd. in the Best Buy Shopping Center. 836-5040. ldo Kobe Japanese Restaurant: 30 Plantation Park Drive. 757-6688. ld Longhorn: Inside Tanger I. 705-7001. ld Los Jalapeno’s Mexican Grill: The Bridge Center. 837-2333. ld May River Grill: 1263 May River Road. 757-5755. ld P Mellow Mushroom: The place where Bluffton’s pizza lovers and beer lovers gather. Outstanding pies made with spring water dough, prepared fresh every day. The ‘Shroom is also a great spot for hoagies, calzones, salads and other munchies. A large bar and numerous flat screen TVs make it a popular spot for watching sporting events. Try this: Magical Mystery Tour pizza; pesto base pizza and crust with button and portobello mushrooms, mozzarella, spinach, feta and jalapenos, $24.95 (large). 878 Fording Island Road. 706-0800. www.mellowmush-

In season Blueberries (May through August): Early American colonists made grey paint by boiling blueberries in milk, then throw in some sage blossoms and indigo to make that blue pop. Okra (May through October): Okra was cultivated in Egypt in the 12th century. Peaches (May through August): Marco Polo claimed to have seen peaches on his journey that weighed several pounds each. 174 ldo Mi Tierra: 27 Dr. Mellichamp Drive. 7577200. ld Mi Tierrita: 214 Okatie Village Drive. 7050925. ld Moe’s Southwest Grill: 3 Malphrus Road. 837-8722. ld Mulberry Street Trattoria: 1476 Fording Island Road. 837-2426. lds neo: 326 Moss Creek Village. 837-5111. ld Old Town Dispensary: 15 Captains Cove. 837-1893. ldO Outback Steakhouse: 100 Buckwalter Place. 757-9888. ld Panda Chinese Restaurant: 25 Bluffton Road. 815-6790. ld Pino Gelato Gourmet Cafe: 1536 Fording Island Road. 837-2633. Plantation Cafe & Deli: 1532 Fording Island Road. 815-4445. Pour Richard’s: 4376 Bluffton Parkway. 757-1999. do The Pub at Old Carolina: 91 Old Carolina Road. 757-6844. d r BAR: 70 Pennington Drive. 757-7264. ld red stripes caribbean cuisine and lounge: 8 Pin Oak Street. 757-8111. ldo River House Restaurant: 476 Mount Pelia Road in Palmetto Bluff. 706-6500. ld Robert Irvine’s Nosh!: Inside Tanger II. 837-5765. ld Ruan Thai Cuisine II: 26 Towne Drive, Belfair Town Village. 757-9479. ld Saigon Cafe: 1304 Fording Island Road. 837-1800. bld Sake House: G1017 Fording Island Road Ste 105. 706-9222. ld

Potato (May through August): All of Europe's potato crop in the 19th century came from two plants brought from the New World by the Spanish. Zucchini (May through October): Here's an Italian lesson from Wikipedia: "Zucca" is the Italian word for squash and "zucchina" is its diminutive, becoming "zucchine" in the plural. However, "zucchino", the masculine form, becoming "zucchini" in the plural, is commonly used in the dialect of Tuscany.

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Tavern 46 | 815-2327

P Tavern 46: Casual yet upscale dining with a menu that features a selection of steak, local seafood, gourmet burgers, barbecue ribs, slowcooked pork chops and many desserts. One of the largest bars in the Lowcountry with 34 beers on tap. With 15 flat-screen TVs, it’s also a good place to watch sporting events. Try this: Chipotle Chicken Cavatelli; grilled chicken, red peppers, spinach and sweet corn over cavatelli pasta with chipolte cream sauce and Parmesan, $15. 16 Kittie’s Landing Road. 815-2327. ldo

Sigler’s Rotisserie: 12 Sheridan Park Circle. 815-5030. d

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

Sippin’ Cow Cafe: 1230 May River Road. 757-5051. bl

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

Squat N’ Gobble: 1231 May River Road. 757-4242. bld Stooges Cafe: 25 Sherington Drive. 7066178. bl

Walnuts Café: 70 Pennington Drive in Sheridan Park. 815-2877. bls Wild Wing Café (Bluffton): 1188 Fording Island Road. 837-9453. 837-9453. ld

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

Daufuskie island

The Tavern: 51 Riverwalk Blvd., Suite 3G. 645-2333. ld

Eagle’s Nest: 56 Fuskie Lane, Bloody Point, 341-5522.

Zepplin’s bar & Grill: Inside Station 300. 25 Innovation Dr. 815-2695. ldo

Marshside Mama’s Cafe: 15 Haig Point Road on County Landing. 785-4755. ld M

The FEED A heaping helping of the latest news in area restaurants. The Frosty Frog Café in Coligny Plaza hopes to debut its new outside deck with a soft opening this month. General manager Shaun Brockway said the outdoor addition to the popular café could be open as soon as the first weekend in May. The deck is adding close to 100 seats to the restaurant. More than 80 percent of it will be covered by a retractable roof. There will also be a beach-like area, geared to patrons coming straight from the beach. Brockway said once the deck is open, the café will host live acoustic music seven nights a week. Chef Anish Gopinath of Fusion restaurant won the Iron Chef Challenge at the 2013 Seafood Fest at Shelter Cove. Gopinath’s winning appetizer was an almond encrusted oyster with oyster stew and mango chutney. His winning entrée was a blackened seared flounder with truffle infused grits, citrus sauce and vegetables. Both items are served at Fusion, located at 14 Greenwood Drive. A new American restaurant called Grille Forty Six is opening at 5 Godrey Place in Bluffton. The restaurant, located on Highway 46, will serve lunch, dinner and a late night menu seven days a week. Live music will be offered on weekends. The bar will feature more than 60 draft beers. The grand opening will soon be announced online at The Dirty Martini Lounge & Bistro is now open for business at 1050 Fording Island in Bluffton, next to the Target shopping center. The new night spot is a cozy martini bar with a big-city feel. Hours are 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Please tip generously By sharing restaurant news with thefeed@ May 2013

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Numbers that tell a story


OR ONCE I RESORT TO NUMBERS INSTEAD OF WORDS TO TELL A STORY. Each of these numbers stands symbolically for something much larger and hopefully gets you to think about what it means or could mean. Send me your favorite number by e-mailing marc@hiltonheadmonthly and I will make sure it gets posted. M


Since 1990, extreme poverty around the world has been cut in half, according to the United Nations. Enrollment in primary education in developing regions reached 90 percent in 2010 and maternal mortality rates have been reduced by 47 percent within the past 23 years. However, 870 million people remain hungry, 61 million children are not in school and maternal mortality remains 15 times greater in developing regions than in the developed world. There’s still plenty of work to be done.



3.2 billion New messages posted daily on the Internet according to an estimate by IBM (who is trying to harness this growing mountain of information).


1 million The

estimated number of Syrian refuges.

14 thousand and growing The Dow Jones

index number as of press time. Remember, we were in that territory five years ago!


2 billion. The amount of minutes Skype users

use to connect with each other every day.



It seems a little odd that a company whose business model is centered on the virtual and connected world would spend $5,000 million on a physical infrastructure (the estimated cost of the new Apple ‘space camp campus’).


6 degrees of separation. In 1967, American

psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted an experiment which led to the conclusion that any random person is only separated by another random person in the United States in average by six people. A recent experiment conducted through social media networks reported a random person can be tagged in about 12 hours.



28, 115 The number of active duty military personnel stationed in South Korea.

THE REAL COST OF TERRORISM. In the aftermath of the 9/11 Twin Tower attacks, we mounted “Operation Iraqi Freedom” and “Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan).” As of April 23, 2013, 7,115 U.S. citizens were lost and 50,344 wounded (according to Department of Defense statistics).



PRIVACY. A THING OF THE PAST. Through a court order, a European student was able to enforce a request for Google to produce a report that listed everything the company had on him. He was given 1,222 pages worth of information… (Currently in the United States, Google is not required by law to make these reports available. California and other states are working to change that.)


Murders by firearms per year:





Car thefts per year:





Prisoners per 100,000 capita:







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