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For the Love of English Pointers

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ell, I think we have done it again with another great issue of The Bluffton Breeze. First off, let me apologize to all the cat lovers who read The Breeze…this month, we are “ruffing it” with an issue devoted exclusively to the Dog Days of Summer! Studies show dogs were domesticated by man from wolves some 12,000 years ago in Europe and some 16,000 years ago in China. The “dog days” are considered the sultry, hot time from late July to midAugust. My son told me a story about playing soccer on the beach off the Indian Ocean with some African children and it was so hot that a bird flying overhead expired and fell out of the sky and landed next to a dog…who was too hot to get up and eat it. Now, that is hot! Actually, the term “dog days” comes from Greek and Roman mythology and is the time of year when Sirius (the Dog Star and brightest star visible in the sky) appears to rise and set with the sun. Dogs are indeed man’s best friend. They play ball and frisbee with us, guard our kids and home, lick our faces, obey our commands (sometimes), love to run on the beach or go out on the water, watch TV with us, beg for leftover pizza crust, can’t contain themselves when they know they are going for a car ride and, no matter how hard your day, they are always loyally waiting for you to come home with their tail wagging. Canines come in all shapes, sizes and colors and some say a dog has the personality of its owner. Over the centuries, dogs have been bred for all kinds of jobs. There are dogs that hunt, dogs that race, dogs that pull sleds, dogs that sniff for drugs, dogs that lead the blind, war dogs, therapy dogs that make people feel good, herding dogs and, our favorite canine actor, Lassie. All they ask for as payment for their hard work are belly scratches, long walks and extra bones. We had fun with this issue, bringing you the story of our friend Claire Thompson, a champion show dog breeder and trainer, whose wonderful paintings of man’s best friends come to life. Our own Liz Shumake provides tips on pet portraiture with Crystal Bridges and Jessica Sparks responsible for the engaging “Shop Dogs of Bluffton” feature. Before heading to Scotland, Andrea Six also contributed a canine-centric article on summer pet care and the eagerly-anticipated opening of the Bluffton Dog Park. Well, now I’ve run out of space, but the Architecture feature this month is special, Jevon Daly shares some summer band camp stories and Amber Kuehn and Amanda Surowitz help you prepare for the total solar eclipse taking place on August 21. Thank you all so much for the calls and emails. It really does matter. Please don’t forget to tell our advertisers that you saw them in The Bluffton Breeze.


Bluffton Breeze PUBLISHER Lorraine Jenness 843-757-9889 EDITOR Randolph Stewart 843-816-4005 COPY EDITOR Allyson Jones 843-757-9889 SALES DIRECTOR Erika Aparicio 843-715-5504 GRAPHIC DESIGNER Liz Shumake 843-757-9889 ART DIRECTOR Jennifer Mlay 843-757-9889 CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Crystal Bridges, Jevon Daly, Allyson Jones, Amber Hester Kuehn, Michele Roldán-Shaw, Liz Shumake, Andrea Six, Amanda Surowitz PHOTOGRAPHERS, ARTISTS Tom Jenkins, Liz Shumake, Jessica Sparks, Claire Thompson CORPORATE OFFICE 40 Persimmon St. Suite 102 Bluffton, SC 29910 843-757-8877 DISTRIBUTION Bruce McLemore, John Tant 843-757-9889 The Bluffton Breeze is published by Island Communications and The Bluffton Breeze Media, LLC. All rights are reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or stored for retrieval by any means without permission from the Publisher. The Bluffton Breeze is not responsible for unsolicited materials and the publisher accepts no responsibility for the contents or accuracy of claims in any advertisement in any issue. The Bluffton Breeze is not responsible or liable for any errors, omissions, or changes in information. The opinion of contributing writers do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the magazine and its Publisher. All published photos and copy provided by writers and artists become the property of The Bluffton Breeze. Copyright. 2017.

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AUGUST 2017, VOLUME 15, NO. 8 08

Heyward House Restoration & Celebration


August Happenings!


Racing The Moon


Ruffing It: A Tail-Wagging Good Time


Frozen Yogurt Dog Treats


Tips for Pet Portraiture


Keeping Your Home Pest-Free


Claire Thompson For the Love of English Pointers


Shop Dogs of Bluffton


Greek Revival Marries Lowcountry Vernacular


Summer Meltdown


Saved by the Bell

42 In the Shadow of History

D E PA R T M E N T S 08 11 12 14 26 30 32 37 38 40 44

History Calendar Environment Fellowship Spotlight Around Town Architecture Music Tide Chart Community Restaurant Guide


In the July issue, the photos accompanying the Laura Bush article were provided by Jaala’s Photography. We regret the error.


ON THE COVER: Two pups enjoying the beach.

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Photos courtesy of the Heyward House

On July 30, the 146-year-old Heyward House Historic Center celebrated its recent “facelift” with a Ribbon Cutting Party. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the restorations at John James Cole’s former summer home, here are some before and after pictures until you can stop by and see the updates for yourself.

Slave Cabin Left: before Right: current The Slave Cabin behind the home is basically completed, aside from painting.


Back of the House Right: before Below: current The back of the house now boasts a completed back porch (aside from painting and screens) and a handicap ramp to replace the stairs.

Upstairs Right: before Below: current Insulation has been added with a new HVAC system.

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New Handicap Ramp (Above) Downstairs Office & Restroom (Not pictured) Now ADA-compliant. Once the 1930s Kitchen Addition (which currently serves as the office) is complete, it will be turned into a full gift shop.


erving as Bluffton’s Welcome Center, the Heyward House Historic Center is open Monday-Saturday and offers Guided House Tours and Historic District Walking Tours by appointment, as well as a variety of special programming for both children and adults. On August 7, join Dr. Larry Rowland for “The Indigenous People & Lowcountry’s Early Settlements,” the latest installment of the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society’s Lecture Series, in the Bluffton Rotary Community Center at Oscar Frazier Park from 6-7 p.m. Admission is $5. The following day, ages 7 and up are welcome at the Heyward House for a Civil War Adventure Camp with reenactor Aaron Bradford from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. This camp is a chance to learn about Civil War uniforms and equipment, train to fight as infantry and artillery soldiers, learn battlefield communications, participate in a battle drill and more. Parents are encouraged to participate. Wednesday, August 9, is Living History Camp for ages 5-12 examining the process of natural dyes from the past, exploring plantation cooking, manners of the 1920s, period storytelling, learning to play 19th century games and more. The Heyward House Historic Center is located at 70 Boundary Street. For details on the reconstruction or to register for tours, camps and lectures, call (843) 757-6293 or visit


Shear Madness August 1-6 Main Street Theatre, 3000 Main St. Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein: The Musical August 4-6 Hilton Head Island High School, 70 Wilborn Rd. Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute (866) 749-2228 or 28th Annual Builders Cup Golf Tournament August 5, 9 a.m. Port Royal Golf Club, 10 Clubhouse Dr. Presented by ESPY Lumber and Cox Industries and hosted by the Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association. (843) 681-9240 or Historic Sites on Hilton Head Island August 7 & 14, 11 a.m. Coligny Theatre, 1 N. Forest Beach Dr. Talk hosted by the Heritage Library discussing Hilton Head Island’s history and historic sites, accompanied by a map for a self-guided tour. Admission is $10 per person. (843) 686-6560 or Family Fun Day August 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Dr. See the boardwalk exhibits, learn about the salt marsh, explore the Replica Native American Shell Ring, visit the horse barn and see the rare marsh tackies, pull up the crab trap, tour the Heritage Garden and more. Free admission; food and beverages available for purchase. (843) 689-6767 or A Praise with Reverend Luther Barnes August 12, 7-9 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. Concert sponsored by The Historic First African Baptist Church. (843) 681-6427 or email The Second City’s Cure for the Common Comedy August 31-September 2, 8 p.m. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Ln. Chicago’s legendary comedy theater and an American treasure for over 50 years. (843) 842-2787 or

Farmers Market of Bluffton Thursdays, 1-6 p.m. Carson Cottages, 40 Calhoun St. Fresh local produce, specialty items, prepared foods and live entertainment. (843) 415-2447 or Little Women: The Broadway Musical August 4-6 May River Theatre Co., Ulmer Auditorium, 20 Bridge St. Louisa May Alcott’s beloved story of the four March sisters. (843) 815-5581 or Beer and Yoga August 5, 10:30 a.m. Southern Barrel Brewing Company, 375 Buckwalter Place Blvd. $20 for yoga and 2 beers or 1 beer and 1 appetizer. (843) 837-2337 or River Baptism & Recommitment August 6, 5-6:30 p.m. May River, next to Church of the Cross, 110 Calhoun St. Adults and children will be baptized during the service, as well those wishing to make a public recommitment to their Baptismal Covenants. (843) 757-2661 or email

Living History with Eliza Pinckney August 29, 11 a.m. Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 Jacob Smart Blvd. S. Step back in time to the year 1787 and meet Eliza Lucas Pinckney in person. (843) 284-9227 or

William Wegman Free Family Day August 5, 1-4 p.m. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Say goodbye to the “dog days” of summer and kick off the start of the school year with a family day devoted to the art of William Wegman. Gallery activities, make your own altered photos and postcards, and find out more about Savannah dogs available for adoption. (912) 790-8800 or Summer Classics Series August 6 & 13, 3 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Experience the magic of Disney animated classics on the big screen. (912) 525-5040 or Tours of Bonaventure Cemetery August 12-13 at 2, 2:30 & 3 p.m. 330 Bonaventure Rd. Free tours led by the Bonaventure Historical Society. Donations for preservation and restoration are requested. (912) 412-4687 or

Nicholas DiMona Show August 7-September 3 Opening Night Reception on August 11, 5 p.m. Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA) Gallery, 6 Church St. Wood Sculptor and Wood Turner Nicholas DiMona creates unusual wood sculptures from dead and fallen trees. (843) 757-6586 or

4th Annual Savannah Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Festival August 17-20 Westin Savannah Harbor, 1 Resort Dr. Dinners and wine pairings, seafood preparations by culinary masters and cocktails and craft creations from champion mixologists to benefit the Savannah Harbor Foundation. (912) 201-2062 or

Summer Concert Series featuring Bottles & Cans August 8, 6:30 p.m. Wilson Village in Palmetto Bluff Bring chairs and a picnic or purchase food and beverages on-site. Admission is $25 per car; proceeds benefit Family Promise of Beaufort County.

River Street Dog Stroll August 19-20 Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 115 E. River Street Handcrafted ethnic arts and crafts, local businesses and community nonprofits with entertainment provided by churches and other local talent hosted by Unity in the Community. (912) 495-8838 or The Bluffton Breeze





By Amber Hester Kuehn, Owner of Spartina Marine Education Charters


Let’s assume Lowcountry wildlife did not get the memo about the moon eclipsing the sun on August 21. History has shown that wildlife will automatically assume evening has come prematurely and their behavior will be dictated by the waning sunlight. Song birds will stop singing and owls will begin to hoot. Wading birds will head to their roosting areas and chickens will head for the coop. Cicadas will start chirping loudly and mosquitos will emerge. Jellyfish will begin to rise to the sea surface and fish will bed down. Sea turtle hatchlings may emerge from their nests, assuming they have hours to swim under the cover of darkness to begin their journey to the Gulf Stream. Since mammals rely more on a body clock, they will be less affected by this light anomaly. However, you may see some creatures react to it. Although we won’t witness this around here, chimps have been observed pointing at the eclipse to acknowledge something odd is happening. Horses will be a bit anxious. Your dogs and cats will have no reaction, if they are inside the house with the lights on.

According to, there are four different types of solar eclipses: Partial, Annular, Total and Hybrid. A partial eclipse occurs when only part of the Sun is covered by the Moon and appears to take a “bite” out of the Sun. An annular (annular comes from the Latin annulus or “ring”) eclipse occurs when the Sun’s center is covered by the moon, leaving its edges uncovered and producing a ring. Annular eclipses occur when the moon appears smaller than the Sun. A total solar eclipse takes place when the Sun becomes completely covered by the moon. The hybrid eclipse is a fairly rare event. A hybrid, or annular/total eclipse, is one seen as annular by observers in one part of Earth and, at the same time, seen as a total eclipse in another part of the world. The moon’s average distance from Earth is about 239,000 miles with an average orbital speed of 2,288 mph. The moon’s speed is not consistent because it travels in an elliptical orbit. It moves faster when it’s closer to Earth—and how fast any particular spot on Earth moves depends on its location. The planet spins fastest at the equator: 1,037 mph. Since the Earth is turning in the same direction the moon

Above Left: Partial Eclipse, Above Right: Annular Eclipse Below: Total Solar Eclipse


On TV, Flipper comes to the side of the boat with his mouth wide open to announce an emergency. He must get Sandy’s attention to find Porter, Sandy’s park ranger father, to save the individual in distress. However, it’s a little-known fact that sound does not come out of a dolphin’s mouth at all! All sounds are emitted is traveling, any particular spot on Earth’s surface will be “racing” through the blowhole, the moon’s shadow across the globe during a solar eclipse. the dolphin’s nose. The sound you recognize as The upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21 marks the first Flipper happens to be time the moon’s shadow will cross the lower 48 states, from coast a kookaburra bird that to coast, in 99 years, as noted on The maximum was Hollywood’s answer duration of this eclipse (the darkest point) will last 2 minutes to Flipper’s vocalization. and 40 seconds. In Bluffton, only a partial eclipse will be seen The dolphin on film was (magnitude .98, almost a total eclipse) beginning at 1:15 p.m. and actually begging for food, ending at 4:09 p.m. The most darkness will be experienced at 2:46 not speaking. p.m. and last about 2 1/2 minutes. We can always count on the moon. Tide charts are governed by the moon’s orbit and provide rhythm in the South. Lunar predictions are very accurate and I believe that in nature, nothing occurs without a purpose. It will be interesting to see the reaction during this interval on the Lowcountry landscape. Wildlife will have about 1 ½ hours to prepare for nighttime—the shortest night’s sleep ever! Then a “new day” will begin at 3 p.m. until the sun sets, again. Maybe it is a reset button for our flora and fauna, a break in their predictable lifestyle. Whatever the reason, it will be cool.

A great learning trip for kids & adults!

Voyage of discovery

See you outside! A Marine Biologist, Amber Kuehn is a fourth-generation Blufftonian and owner of Spartina Marine Education Charters, who serves as the Manager of the Hilton Head Island Sea Turtle Protection Project. In addition to turtle nest monitoring efforts, Kuehn coordinates the dolphin and sea turtle stranding response in Beaufort County, as well as assisting Dr. Eric Montie’s Marine Sensory & Neurobiology Lab at USCB in collecting dolphin data. For more information or to schedule a Voyage of Discovery, call (843) 338-2716 or visit Amber and a Sea Turtle Nest

Discover the local marsh habitat. See the richness of life in our tidal estuary. Learn measures for water quality. All trips led by Captain Amber Kuehn MS in Marine Biology Contact: or 843-338-2716 The Bluffton Breeze



FELLOWSHIP AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL Cambell Chapel A.M.E. 25 Boundary St. (843) 757-3652 Sunday School: 8:45 a.m. Worship: 10 a.m.

ASSEMBLY OF GOD New River Worship Center

(843) 815-3100 Sat.: 4 & 6 p.m. Sun.: 7:15 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 5 p.m., Spanish, 12:45 p.m.    Mon.-Fri.: 6:45 a.m. Chapel, 8:30 a.m. Church

ANGLICAN The Church of the Cross

Hwy 170 & Argent Blvd. (next to ESPY) (843) 379-1815 Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

110 Calhoun St. (843) 757-2661 Saturday: 5:28 p.m. Sunday: 8 & 10 a.m. 495 Buckwalter Pkwy. (843) 757-2661 Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m.


The Church of the Holy Trinity

Bible Missionary Baptist Church

Goethe Road Community Center (843) 815-5523 Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., Bible Study: 6 p.m.

Cornerstone Church Bluffton Boundary at Church St. (843) 757-3472 Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. Worship: 10:30 a.m.

First Zion Baptist

Wharf & Robertson St. (843) 757-3128 Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m.

Maye River Baptist Church 3507 Okatie Hwy. (843) 757-2518 Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.

New Life Baptist Church 389 Fording Island Rd. (843) 757-2603 Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.

St. John’s Baptist Church 103 Pritchard St. (843) 757-4350 Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.

St. Matthew’s Baptist Church SC Hwy. 170 (843) 757-3255 Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.


119 Bluffton Rd. (843) 815-4455 Sunday Public Talk: 9:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. Spanish Public Talk: 12:30 p.m.

CATHOLIC St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church 14 333 Fording Island Rd.

2718 Bees Creek Rd., Ridgeland (843) 726-3743 Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages: 9:45 a.m. Midweek Services: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of Okatie

(843) 705-3022 Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 10 a.m.

St. Andrew By-The-Sea UMC

Bluffton Campus 39 Persimmon St. Bldg. 200, #203 (843) 837-4712 Sunday Contemporary Worship:  10:30 a.m. 

PRESBYTERIAN Lowcountry Presbyterian Church

231 Hazzard Creek, Okatie, SC (843) 592-3965 Worship: Every Sunday 9 a.m.

US 278 and Simmonsville Rd. (843) 815-6570 Sunday School: Adult 9:40 a.m., Child 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.

GREEK ORTHODOX Holy Resurrection Church

Grace Coastal Church (PCA)

at St. Andrews Catholic Church 220 Pickney Colony Rd. (843) 837-4659 Orthros: 9:30 a.m., Liturgy 10 a.m.

JEWISH Temple Oseh Shalom at Lowcountry Presbyterian

278 Simmonsville Rd. (843) 705-2532 Shabbat Worship third Friday of month, 8 p.m.

LUTHERAN Lord of Life Lutheran Church 351 Buckwalter Pkwy. (843) 757-4774 Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 8, 9 & 11 a.m.

METHODIST Bluffton United Methodist Church 101 Calhoun St. (843) 757-3351 Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

Church of the Palms United Methodist 1425 Okatie Hwy. (843) 379-1888 Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church SC Hwy. 170 near Sun City

15 Williams Dr. (off 170) (843) 379-5521 Sunday School: 11 a.m. Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.

NON-DENOMINATIONAL Freedom Life Church 250 H.E. McCracken Circle (404) 667-3212 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m.

Live Oak Christian Church

Bluffton High School Auditorium (843) 757-5670 Kidstreet: 9:15 a.m. Worship: 10:15 a.m.

Lowcountry Community Church Bluffton: 801 Buckwalter Pwky. (843) 836-1101 Sunday Worship: 8:30, 10, 11:30 a.m.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry 110 Malphrus Rd. (843) 837-3330 Sunday Services: 10 a.m. Religious Education & Childcare provided

Unity Church of Hilton Head Island Seaquins Ballroom 1300 Fording Island Rd., Bluffton (Near Tanger I) (843) 682-8177 Sunday Services: 10 a.m.

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Ruffing It: A Tail-Wagging Good Time By Andrea Six


ool-loving pooches, dock dogs and canines who prefer cooling off in sprinklers can rejoice—the dog days of summer are here. Vacations are planned, the beach is beckoning and your furry friends want to have just as much fun as you. Show them just how much you care during this season of sunshine.


Protect Your Pooch & Prevent Puny Pests With this outdoor-centric season comes the full-blown time for fleas and ticks, so beware and prepare your pup with the best protection. As maddening as mosquitos are to us, these and other pesky pests can irritate pets to the point of hair loss and red, flaky skin with scabs. Not to mention the infections and disgusting diseases they can carry. While Advantix, Frontline and PetArmor are cheaper, over-thecounter options, unfortunately, in our warm humid climate, fleas have become resistant to the active ingredients in these medicines. This season, it might be worth trying something new, possibly NexGard or Trifexis, both chewable tablets given to dogs monthly to prevent fleas. These prescriptions are more potent and known to work when other preventatives do not, especially here. Trifexis also prevents heartworm disease, and treats and controls adult hookworm, whipworm and roundworm.

Here are just a few local vets & clinics: Banfield Pet Hospital 30 Malphrus Rd., Ste. 106 (843) 836-1947 Bluffton Veterinary Hospital 21A Scott Way (843) 815-5898 Buckwalter Veterinary Clinic 103 Buckwalter Pl. Blvd., #102 (843) 837-2733

Barking Beach Bum

You must also ensure your dog is protected from heartworm, especially during summer months when mosquitoes (the infecting agents of this disease) are at their peak. In worst-case scenarios, this preventable disease can be fatal. Dogs can’t get heartworms from other pets, only from infected mosquitoes—that is how it spreads. Heartgard is one of the most popular medications for heartworm prevention and can be purchased at your vet’s office.

Coastal Veterinary Clinic 21 Buck Island Rd. (843) 757-1112 Palmetto Animal League Community Clinic 56 Riverwalk Blvd. (843) 645-1727 Riverwalk Animal Hospital 58 Browns Cove Rd., N. (843) 987-0844

There’s nothing better than the feeling of sand between your toes and cool ocean breezes on a hot day—just ask Man’s Best Friend. While Bluffton’s own Brighton Beach permits pets year-round, not all of the sandy shores in our area allow dogs all day, every day, in the summer. If you’re planning a daytrip to Hilton Head Island this summer, dogs are not permitted between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. until after Labor Day. Though this may put a hitch in your plans, it’s actually a blessing in disguise—this prevents pups from getting overheated in the harsh sun and burning their pads on scalding sand. If your rambunctious retriever is beach bound, try to find calmer water away from rough surf. Also be wary about their saltwater intake, as this can lead to vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration. Be extra cautious if you have breeds such as Bulldogs, Pugs and Pekingese, as barrel-chested breeds have a harder time staying afloat and flat-nosed dogs overheat easily. If your pup has a pink or light-colored nose, or a thin, short coat, they have a higher risk of sunburn and skin cancer, so lather them up with sunscreen! The Bluffton Breeze



Doggy Vacay When You’re Away When planning highly-anticipated vacations, daytrips and weekend getaways, don’t let your furry friend down when you’re out of town. With pet sitters and luxurious pooch resorts for playful pups, there are many options to keep your canine companion in a place of comfort. Perhaps, instead of traditional boarding and the stresses that come along with being in a new environment and confined in a kennel, you might opt for a pet sitter. If your neighbor or friends are also out of town and you need someone to play with your pooch, consider looking on Rover. com or They’re like AirBnB for your pet, but instead of searching home profiles, you’ll browse bios of pet-sitters, dog walkers, doggy daycare-givers and puppy enthusiasts, read reviews and find out how much they charge. Choose whether you want them to stay the night at your house or just stop by a few times day, thus keeping Fido comfortable and collected in an environment he’s used to.

Here are just a few local options:

If this is not an option, perhaps one of the many dog daycares in Bluffton can accommodate your pooch. Or, give your playful pal his or her own mini-vacay at a dog camp or pet resort that will keep their tails waggin’.

The Bark Shack 33 Ulmer Rd. Bluffton (843) 757-0888

Southpaw Pet Resort 10 Fish Haul Rd. Hilton Head Island (843) 342-7200

Evergreen Pet Lodge 105 Dillon Rd. Hilton Head Island (843) 681-8354

Hardeeville Pet Resort 11642 Speedway Blvd. Hardeeville (843) 784-6035

Brooke’s Bed and Biscuit 25 Buck Island Rd. Bluffton (843) 757-7387

Camp Green Dog 1190 Argent Blvd. Ridgeland (843) 208-3647

Park in Progress Getting dogs outside for some exercise is always a good idea. It promotes better health, not only physically, but also mentally and emotionally, as they are able to de-stress and reduce any anxiety built up from being cooped up inside all day.

Works building. Features include two main fenced-in areas—separate spaces for large and small dogs—as well as a section for older dogs and, possibly, a fourth long and narrow space for owners to play catch with their pups.

“Dogs are much better pets when they’ve had enough exercise. If you have a dog that needs to run and you’ve got no place for them to run, they get bored and look for something to do—that’s when they get themselves in trouble,” said Diana Radcliffe, who owns two dogs herself and is on the board of directors for the Friends of Bluffton Dog Parks. “It’s a good social environment for the dogs and for the people who own them.”

The fences are planned to be five-feet tall and the park will also have water fountains, which were generously donated by Belfair Plantation. This effort to have an outdoor place for pups has been a community endeavor, not possible without the many hands from generous volunteers who have donated time and money to the cause.

The dog park coming to Oscar Frazier Park this October has been 10 years in the making. With Beaufort County maintaining the one-acre park and Friends of Bluffton Dog Parks working to make this vision a reality since 2006, the canine play place will be located off Recreation Court by the Town’s Public


“We really appreciate everything everyone has done,” Radcliffe said, adding plans include a groundbreaking ceremony and grand opening celebration. To support the dog park, pet-enthusiasts can make donations, as well as buy T-shirts and hats and follow the status of the park at

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Tips for

Pet Portraiture By Liz Shumake, Puppy Portraits


hen I do a portrait of a pup, I work strictly from photographs. I prefer to meet with the owner and their pet to get to know them and gain insight into their relationship. For me, these things are very important in preparing for the project. Of course, different artists work using different methods. But, after drawing and painting puppies for over 20 years, I have found this list to be quite helpful for anyone interested in pet portraiture.


clients about the process. Some things may seem obvious to the artist, but are foreign to the customer. Explain media and composition options, canvas and framing sizes and pricing.


are your best friend. They are a surefire way to keep dogs focused. In fact, there is a product out now called Flexy Paw, a treat holder that attaches to a smart phone with a clip for treats to ensure your canine subject will always be looking at the camera.


Be sure to ask the owner if their pooch has a favorite toy to be included in the portrait. It’s a nice touch that adds personality to the piece and the composition.


an animal. This should go without saying but, in the midst of trying to get that perfect shot, you may forget to reward Rover. Even if you’re not getting the pose you desire, always give the treat you promised. Not only will this keep the pup happy, he’ll come back for more.


Feel free to click away. Even if a face is blurry, you may get a better angle of a leg or tail or the general posture of the dog.


When planning the photo shoot with a client, always attempt to have it take place in their home. Unfamiliar smells, sights and sounds are distracting to most pups and will make your task harder to complete.


A photo can sometimes appear darker when printed—especially with black dogs. Lighten the photos using editing software to exaggerate differences in shade to define body structure.

TALK to them in a calm and loving voice. The last thing you need is an over-excited animal that doesn’t want to sit still. DON’T TOWER

over the dog when taking your photos to prevent an awkward composition. Get on the same level or slightly above the pooch to avoid dwarfing your subject.


Ask the pet parent for help in getting that money shot you both desire. They know their fur baby better than anyone, and including them in the process adds to their experience.

TIME. There is a limited window of time before even the most patient of pooches has had enough of posing. Use it wisely. Before creating the perfect pet portraiture, make sure you have a plan incorporating these tips. Don’t forget that the puppy parents’ time— and yours—is valuable! Be accessible and accommodating to your human and canine clients, but don’t move in. You should be able to get all the pictures you need in about 30 minutes. You may contact Liz at (843) 415-5158 or email for more information about a personalized pet portrait.


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The Hilton Head Exterminators Management Team: (left to right) Rick Culbreth, Jr., John Holbrook, Bill Robertson, Darlene Gill and John Harris. When designing new floor plans or beginning a remodeling project, it is important to include a trusted pest control provider to protect the cleanliness, appearance and structural integrity of your home. Whether crawling around, tunneling underneath or flying above your home, insects and rodents will always be trying to invade your living area. It is important that you trust a proven professional to protect your family and property. This is where Hilton Head Exterminators can offer expertise, serving as a silent partner to keep the inside (and outside) of your home pest-free. Established in 1968, Hilton Head Exterminators was the Island’s first pest control company. Since then, they have grown to be the area’s largest pest control provider, serving the entire Lowcountry area from offices in Hilton Head and Bluffton. Visit to learn more. The Bluffton Breeze



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CLAIRE THOMPSON For the Love of English Pointers

By Michele Roldán-Shaw Artwork and photography courtesy of Claire Thompson By Claire Thompson’s reckoning, her interest in English pointer show dogs began as soon as she could walk. Her mother, Susan Olivia Lewis Thompson, started showing dogs as a little girl and kept it up throughout her life, eventually developing her own line of dogs recognizable all over the world. At one time, Claire’s mother had the No. 1 English pointer in eight different countries. That love was transmitted to her daughter. “Dogs gave my mom a sense of accomplishment,” says Claire, who was born in Charleston, moved north of Atlanta at age 7, and came to Bluffton in 2000. “I’m grateful for how much she put into it because this hobby has helped develop who I am; I don’t think I would be nearly as broad of a person without it.” As a child, Claire traveled all over the Southeast—and even throughout the United States—to compete in dog shows. By age 15, she won big with a brown-and-white pointer named “Joe.” “That was really a big feat for a kid,” said Claire. “Getting in a ring with adults and winning helped build my confidence, and it was really nice to have a whole other world outside my family and school. I was a different person when I went to shows. All the traveling I got to do and the people I got to meet, I think that shaped who I am today.” Perhaps even more exciting and formative for Claire was witnessing science come to life before her very eyes in the quest to make that perfect canine specimen. “You see genetics play out literally right in front of you,” said Claire, who learned everything she knows about animal husbandry through hands-on experience. “Watching litters being born, then watching their structures change as they


This last activity follows in the footsteps of her mother who, by Claire’s estimation, was a beautiful writer. Above all, the passion for English pointers abides. It’s just a hobby, she says, an expense rather than a moneymaker. Like Susan Thompson before her, she’s in it for the personal satisfaction. “I’m competitive and I like to win,” said Claire. “I’m proud of the work that my mother has done and I like to show it off.” Claire’s work as an artist synthesizes aesthetic appreciation for dogs with her knowledge of the science and engineering fields. She works in charcoal, graphite, pastel, watercolor and acrylic.“I understand structure and the way things are built, so in my art that means knowing how to properly build the image,” she explained. “I can emphasize the good things and tone down the bad.” For information on pet portraits, Claire can be reached at Claire describes the English pointer as your “basic bird dog” that looks like a combination of greyhound, Dalmatian and great Dane. They are extremely affectionate and intelligent, and therefore make wonderful pets; yet they are not typically bred for this purpose. According to Claire, this is a good thing—there are no English pointer puppy mills, and they are healthier for not having been overbred. Two types of English pointers exist: show lines, which tend to be taller and leaner, and working lines, which are shorter, squatter and more active. “Pointers are a very versatile breed,” said Claire. “They have to look the part and act the part—pass the show test and the field test.” Currently she has two dogs of her own, Cayman and Irony, both females. In the morning, they go out to play in the fenced-in yard; during the day while Claire is at work, they stay inside and rest; at lunch, she comes home briefly to let them out. After work, she takes them both on a nice long walk around Myrtle Island and Nanny Cove. The younger Irony goes with her for a run three times per week, but 10-year-old Cayman stays behind. “Ol’ girl can’t keep up anymore,” Claire said fondly. Irony recently received high honors in a show with hundreds of other dogs from around the world, making history as the first solidcolored pointer to do so, since they are rare in the United States. Claire dedicated this dog to her mom, who passed away from cancer on March 7 of last year. “She was the most open-minded human being I’ve ever met,” said Claire. “She taught me to consider all angles of any situation, to appreciate the good and the bad, and to understand the impact I can have.” It is striking how this creed seems to neatly describe dog-breeding— assessing the positive and negative traits, then making selections accordingly to create a desired result—yet it goes deeper to become an approach to life itself. Another of Susan Thompson’s enduring lessons to her daughter was “First Do No Harm.”

1998 “Champion Solivia’s Cotton-Eyed Joe,” call name “Joe”. At age 15, Claire won “Winners Dog and Best Bred-By Exhibitor” at the 1998 American Pointer Club National Specialty.


Claire went on to get her bachelor’s in biology from USCB— focusing in particular on water quality research—as well as earning an associate degree in civil engineering. Today, in addition to being a biologist, she is a professional land surveyor, an artist specializing in commissioned pet portraits and, most recently, a contributor to The Bluffton Breeze.

“Susan Olivia,” call name “Solivia” (pronounced So-Livia) was named after Claire’s mother, Susan Olivia Lewis Thompson, who passed away on March 7, 2017. Susan Thompson is pictured above on the right.


grow. Knowing the pedigrees of all the dogs comes into play because a lot of times it’s the qualities of the grandparents that you see, not just the dog in front of you. Then there’s nutrition, exercise, socialization, mental stimulation—all this is so important. You can see how they come out so differently.”

“Solivia’s Black Swan,” call name “Irony,” made history in May 2017 for being the first solid colored Pointer to win “Winner’s Bitch,” “Best of Winners” and “Best of Opposite in Sweepstakes” at a National Specialty. Solid colored pointers are extremely rare in the United State. It was a mission of Claire’s mother to help them achieve equal acceptance in American competitions. The Bluffton Breeze



“There’s a lot of politics involved in showing dogs,” Claire said. “A lot. But I’m used to it. It’s a small community where everyone knows everyone, just like at your office, or when you go into a bank or wherever, there’s always going to be politics. Sometimes it works for me, sometimes it works against me—it is what it is. My mom never bred for politics, only to make a better dog than what was there before.” This integrity is the cornerstone of Claire Thompson’s dog breeding. She is interested in making strong, fine, healthy specimens for their own sake. “People buy dogs from their neighbors or a pet store or a puppy mill, whatever’s the cheapest,” she said, “but they don’t really know anything about those dogs. We can tell you everything about our dogs and their pedigrees for 20 generations back. We don’t create dogs that will have health problems. “If you look back at your biology classes,” she continued, “natural selection, Darwin and all that, you can see how much goes into making an individual thrive. Something as simple as feeding them high quality food versus low quality; or if you don’t socialize them enough, you just leave them at home alone or in a kennel so they’re not used to other people and dogs, even other sounds, then it’s hard to bring them back from that. It’s a fine line on so many things. I would compare it to raising a child. You have to establish structure and a set of rules, yet not be too strict, allowing them to develop their own personality and their own spirit. No two animals are going to be alike.” For Claire, the companionship of her dogs is priceless and the sense of responsibility keeps her grounded. “It’s nice to come home to somebody that’s happy to see you,” she said. Yet, it’s clear that what she derives from her work with English pointers goes far beyond the simple pleasures of pet ownership…to become nothing short of life lessons and wisdom.


“Pointers are a very versatile breed,” said Claire. “They have to look the part and act the part—pass the show test and the field test.”

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Rookie, Guinness & Harp Cyrus Zooey

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Teddy & Charlotte


luffton is the epitome of a dog-friendly town. Restaurants, hotels and boutique stores cater to the needs of canines and their owners. Many of the

business owners in Old Town accommodate dogs because they have their own—often in the shop with them during the day. Meet some of Bluffton’s Shop Dogs and don’t forget to stop by and say hi while you’re out and about.

Archie Lucy

Butterbean Cindy Ulmer, Rookie, Guinness & Harp

Did you know there’s a pharmacy in Bluffton where you can get medicine for both you and your pets? Cindy and Cathy Ulmer of Ulmer’s Family Pharmacy compound treats and topicals for your furry friends to keep all of your loved ones in good health. The Ulmer sisters decided to add pet medicine to their services when their own pets took ill. Cathy has a shar pei-mixed breed dog with skin issues. Cindy has three dogs—Rookie, Guinness and Harp—adopted from the Hilton Head Humane Society; two of them have health issues. In spite of their health concerns, the dogs are fun-loving and enjoy fetching a good ball or catching a Frisbee. Every once in a while, they can also be found visiting Cindy at the pharmacy.

Molly MacDonald & Zooey

At May River Excursions, you can book a dolphin tour and you can find Zooey lounging around while her owner, Molly MacDonald, is hard at work managing the shop. Molly adopted Zooey from Rogue Rescue here in Bluffton and showered her with love. Though Zooey was the smallest pup in her litter and sick with Parvo, MacDonald made sure to get her the care she needed to be happy and healthy. When Zooey isn’t busy being adored by the store’s customers, she can be found swimming by The Sandbar or riding around in a golf cart with MacDonald. In her spare time, Zooey loves to help MacDonald gig for flounder. With Zooey on lookout, her owner is likely to take home plenty of fish.

Diana Radcliffe, Charlotte & Teddy

Diana Radcliffe doesn’t own a business in Bluffton, but she is on the board of the Friends of Bluffton Dog Parks, a non-profit dedicated to building a local dog park. The Town of Bluffton recently approved land for its first public dog park—a 10-year process that is finally coming to fruition. The dog park, located at Oscar Frazier Park, should be open by October. Radcliffe works so hard because she knows her dogs need a good place to run off-

leash. Charlotte loves to lead the pack, even though she weighs less than 15 pounds. Teddy recently passed away, but he gladly followed Charlotte’s lead.

Todd Rackliff & Butterbean

Walking into The Sugaree on the corner of Bruin and Burnt Church Roads, you probably won’t notice Butterbean. She’s usually in her spot in the back of the kitchen but, every so often, she has to get up to remind her owner, Todd Rackliff, to eat. The bloodhound is not only a pet, but also Rackliff ’s service dog. Butterbean is trained to let Rackliff know when his blood sugar gets too low, so when Todd heads into work, so does she.

Phillip Robinowich & Archie

If you’re a Bluffton local, you’ve probably heard of or visited Morris Garage. Most days, you’ll see Archie laid out on his favorite chair next to his owner Phillip Robinowich. Archie is the bashful bulldog who spends his days rummaging around tires or sitting in his comfy corner next to Robinowich’s desk. After rescuing Archie from a kill shelter just two hours before he was to be euthanized, the two have never looked back. Archie rides alongside Phillip to work every day, spends all day in the shop and loves every moment of it.

Roddy Medders, Lucy & Cyrus Megan Mack, Kirby, Cooper & Chelsea

There are few people who know more about water dogs than Roddy Medders and Megan Mack of Stand and Paddle. These stand-up paddleboard tour guides take their dogs out on the water, and their pups can’t get enough. Medders and Mack designed their own brand of boards, Hammer Paddleboards, to keep the pups safely onboard. Cyrus has been joining Medders out on the water for years and his newest dog, Lucy, has been easing her way onto the paddleboard, as well. Of Mack’s three dogs, Kirby and Cooper enjoy being out on the water with the beach being their favorite place to go. The Bluffton Breeze




GREEK REVIVAL Marries Lowcountry Vernacular

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This month is the second installment in a series of Neo-Classical Greek Revival architecture in the Lowcountry.

Over the centuries, Lowcountry lands have been touched—and indeed fought over— by Indians, the French, the Spanish, the English and the Colonists. The stately homes we envision are a result of the great wealth the Plantation owners amassed through the cultivation of Carolina Gold Rice, indigo, Sea Island Cotton, timber—all harvested by the hands of generations of slaves. The style was not only a statement of wealth, but also addressed the land and climate. Tall ceilings and windows allowed air movement in the hot humid semi-tropical climate. Broad porches and porticoes created shade and gathered breezes. Raised foundations in response to Lowcountry flooding allowed cooling breezes to flow under the homes. The materials—pine and cypress—were readily available, as were the oysters cooked for their lime to make the foundations and walls. Craftsmen came from everywhere to find a new life here. Carpenters, masons and artisans arrived from Europe. With a thousand ships crossing the Atlantic, great works of art, fine furniture, porcelain, and rugs were imported from all over Europe to furnish these stately plantation homes. During the Civil War, many of these grand homes were destroyed, or fell into ruin through neglect. However, this has not stopped the Neo-Classical form from being favored and admired with the style enduring to this day. This month, we are showcasing a home that is Greek Revival, but blends seamlessly with the Lowcountry raised cottage style. The Bluffton Breeze



Pages 32 & 33: Entry One can see the stenciled floors and faux-finished walls in the front entry hall. A pair of Hepplewhite demilune tables flank the opening to the Study. Fine art is displayed throughout the house. The smoke bell fixture is appropriate to the period. The glass at the top is to stop the candle smoke from smudging the ceiling.

It was designed by Jim Strickland, founder of Historical Concepts, and Principal Terry Pylant. I consider Mr. Strickland one of the most outstanding designers of Southern Architecture in both this century, and last. His work is renowned and one of his early contributions, “The Savannah Tidewater Collection,” has influenced my own work since the mid-1980s. I had the pleasure of meeting him close to 20 years ago, as he was the designer of Oldfield. As it is known, he has “made a commitment of creating timeless homes inspired by historic precedent and informed by the grace and charm of the South.”


Now, sit back and enjoy this wonderful home on Spring Island. As he has done in the past, my good friend, John Strother, Broker-in Charge at Spring Island, invited me inside this special home. I was not prepared for the experience. A graceful winding and lushly landscaped drive leads to a very private and elegant Southernstyle family compound. The nearly three-acre property, surrounded by a natural curtain, is situated on the southwest coast of Spring Island and overlooks a vast salt marsh and the Colleton River.

Left: Porch The classic full-width, five-bay porch with rectangular Tuscan columns provides the strength to support the entablature made up of a simple Jeffersonian-influenced architrave, frieze and cornice to provide Greek Revival style. Dormers are used extensively to create space and light in the attic (second floor), each with a function. The two wings—one tabby and one wood—keep the mass of the cottage at the appropriate scale. The “Cottage” is embraced by magnolias. Below: Dining Room Finely painted murals, gilded mirrors, Chippendale chairs, a Sheraton dining table, plaster mouldings, full-length drapes and windows with jib panels, a crystal chandelier and a fine handloomed rug after Aubusson whose neutral colors contrast beautifully with the heart of pine floors. In the background is an exquisite matching flame grain serpentine front Hepplewhite sideboard—all perfect for the period architecture.

Above: Study A simple Georgian pine mantel with Savannah grey brick surrounded with tongue and groove pine walls, moldings and jib panels under the windows create the space. Leather straight leg Chippendale wing chairs, floral corniced drapes, the Sheraton reeded leg with acanthus collar partners desk, the Persian rug and a collection of wonderful dog paintings complete the atmosphere in the Study.

The home combines the best of traditional design with superb craftsmanship to create an aesthetically pleasing and relaxed living environment for its residents and guests. Renowned interior designer, David Easton, decorated the home and Jim Strickland’s frequent collaborator, Don Hooten, created the landscape plan I would describe as structured, yet relaxed, and embracing the natural vegetation. The result is a family compound that achieves a sense of harmony and of place. Built by Monty Jones, attention to detail abounds throughout. One enters through a wide front porch with columns and pilasters evoking a feeling of strength into a spacious entry hall with 12-foot ceilings, faux finished walls, stenciled floors, a warm pine paneled Study and a generous, consciously refined Drawing Room (we call it a Living Room) with two fireplaces and abundant light from French doors and transom windows. The natural views beyond are never out of sight throughout the home. Opposite the Study is an exquisitely appointed Dining Room with painted wall murals and period furniture, art, porcelains, mirrors and chandelier. Nearby is the Butler’s Serving Room with a complete bar. Everywhere you turn are architectural features, fine furniture and art, in keeping with the exceptional quality of the home. A large Kitchen and Gathering Room with a fireplace enjoy close proximity to the Breakfast Room, Pantry, Laundry, Half Bath, Mud Room and a 600-bottle Wine Cellar. And, of course, there is the ever-present beauty outside. Completing the first floor are the Rear Porch where you just want to sit down and take it all in, His and Her Offices and a beautiful Master Bedroom with well-appointed his and her bathrooms and closets. The guest accommodations are located on the home’s upper level. Three bedrooms with en suite baths provide luxurious accommodations for friends and family. A separate building contains the Garage whose exterior design resembles a stable. It contains storage for automobiles, a separate Fitness Room, a Potting Shed, and a sunny Guest Apartment on the upper level. Creative design in architecture and landscaping combined with unrivaled craftsmanship are just part of this story. Enjoy each photo artfully taken by Tom Jenkins. Thanks to Jim, Terry, Monty, and all of those involved in creating this iconic place which continues the tradition of classical home building on historic Spring Island, South Carolina. The Bluffton Breeze



“This gracious home marries classic Greek Revival elements with the vernacular ‘raised cottage’ form. A broad front porch leads to an entry foyer flanked by a formal dining room and library, while a central drawing room with a dramatic coffered ceiling serves as the heart of the home. A secondary mass was added to the home for the kitchen and master suite. This ‘generational architecture’ approach adds a sense of history while also maintaining the purity of the main cottage mass.” Historical Concepts

Above: Drawing Room This is half of the Drawing Room with its flanking faux marble Georgian fireplaces, 12-foot coffered ceilings, library on one side and wall of windows with long views through the rear porch on the other. There are several sitting areas for intimate reading or entertaining. Art and porcelain abound. The carpet is palatial in size and exquisite. Beyond the door is the Den and Kitchen. Note the fine Hepplewhite Bachelor’s Chest by the opening.

For further information about this home or others on Spring Island, contact John Strother at We thank Tom Jenkins for his wonderful photography. Contact information: (843) 304-7617 or

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Summer Meltdown By Jevon Daly

Summer is so sticky and sweaty. Especially when you’re in the full sun at Band Camp! What’s fun about that, you ask? Why do young men and women do it? That’s easy. Ever feel the power of your dad’s Chevelle when he hits the gas on a country highway? How about the feeling you get in your stomach when the old rickety roller coaster you’re barely strapped into plunges toward the bottom of a curve? Now you understand the “feels” music nerds of the world get when four tubas and a gaggle of clarinets, trumpets and saxes hit a note together after practicing for months. I went through numerous summer band camps in the Lowcountry, and there’s nothing quite like it. Yes, you get soaked blowing into a horn in 100-degree heat. Sure, I got reprimanded and did pushups in soggy football fields day in and day out. But why I was there is what we’re talking about. “When I was in band camp” is something people joke about, a lot. It’s part of the American Dream thing we all have (well, maybe not in American towns everywhere, as band programs are disappearing left and right. That discussion we can tackle another time, if you please.) Choosing an instrument to play is seemingly very easy. Guys like trombones and saxophones. Girls like clarinets and flutes. You can just fall into it like that if you want or you can go against the grain and play tuba LIKE A GIRL! AS A GIRL! Nowadays, we are hearing of all sorts of young people doing things that were only dreamed of back in the “old days.” Young men can stay home with the kids and change diapers and women can play on the local football team. Yep. That just happened. It’s happening all around you, Mr. Stuckinthepast. So, I say, YES. Girls can play bass guitar. Boys can shred the jazz flute. WHY NOT!? Pave

the way for the future, people. It’s cool to be different. I’m not saying it’s super easy, but when you get to where you’re going by taking the road less traveled, the reward is sweeter. I just had a long phone discussion with my skin beatin’ pal Jack Friel about the state of music. We get wrecked on coffee in the early morning hours a couple times each season and vent to each other for an hour or so, get exhausted. and then say goodbye. Today’s discussion seemed to lend itself to what we are talking about here and now. How do you get the youth of today excited about playing a trumpet or a guitar when all around us machines and screens are taking the place of traditional music? Where are all the cool saxophone licks? How do I get into music, and is this music I’m listening to going to teach me anything? Is it forward-thinking? Is it fun? Jazz, Blues…will you survive? Did the 80s ruin all of us? Is having fun more important than carrying on tradition? These are the questions I ask myself sometimes when I feel a breakdown after band camp is over and we’re listening to party music on the bus and having a good time: What is the most fun music? Does traditional music need to be so serious? Isn’t laughter the best medicine? Is music medicinal? Does music relieve stress? Do my parents want me to play classical pieces and then burn out because the fun is missing? What is fun? Am I ever gonna grow up? WHO AM I? music is the great soother of souls so many questions are answered without a word Thank you, Jevon

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h e t h e r entering preschool or heading off to an institute of higher education, the arrival of August signals back-to-school season in the Lowcountry! Gear up for a great new year with this handy guide to local schools, special events and sales to help ease the transition from the lazy, hazy days of summer to reading, writing and arithmetic.

Beaufort County School District (K-12th) (843) 322-2300 First Day of School - August 17

Cross Schools (PK-8th)

(843) 706-2000 First Day of School - August 10 (Lower/Middle School) First Day of School - August 14 (Preschool)

May River Montessori (PK-6th) (843) 757-2312 Primary & Elementary Student Orientation - August 22

St. Gregory the Great Catholic School (PK-6th) (843) 815-9988 First Day of School - August 22

John Paul II Catholic School (7th-12th grade)

(843) 645-3838 First Day of School – August 23

Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence (ACE) (843) 987-8107

University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) (843) 208-8000

Technical College of the LowCountry (TCL) 40

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HAMPTON HALL | 36 SHERBROOKE AVENUE Beautiful mediterranean, luxury builder’s personal home, on large cul-de-sac lot with tropical landscaping  and fairway view of Pete Dye golf course.  Gorgeous kitchen has 48” dual fuel Wolf range, spacious stone countertops, butler’s pantry. Master suite bathroom feels like a spa with raised dressing area, walk-in shower, finished in Botticino marble. Bonus room suite above garage. Screened covered lanai porch, study with wood beams /built-ins. OSCREAB. $799,000.

The Dollenberg Team Eric & Hillary Dollenberg Eric (843) 816-6489 Hillary (843) 290-3063

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18th Annual South Carolina Sales Tax Holiday Unlock the Locker Text-To-Win School Uniform Drive

July 23-August 6 First Presbyterian Church Hilton Head Island Pick a card from the displays in the Gathering Space and return the uniform to the church by August 6 to benefit children in Beaufort and Jasper Counties. (843) 681-3696

August 4-17 Tanger Outlets Hilton Head Text the special code displayed on a row of lockers at Tanger 1 Shopper Services. If you receive a text saying you’re a winner, you get to open one of the lockers and pick from the prizes packed inside.

August 4-6 Specific back-to-school items, including paper, notebooks, pens, pencils, book bags, computers, clothing, shoes, and bed linens, are tax free. (803) 898-5773

7th Annual Back to School Fun Day

August 5, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oscar Frazier Park August 4-6 Free food, bouncy houses, face painting, Special deals on back-to-school essentials giveaways and informational workshops hosted during the Tax-Free Holiday by the Back to School Funday Organization and (843) 837-5410 the Bluffton Area Community Association. (843) 368-6755, (843) 684-9230 or (843) 290-8560 41 The Bluffton Breeze AUGUST 2017

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In the Shadow By Amanda Surowitz



he Great American Eclipse of 2017 is one for the history books. It’s been 38 years since the last total eclipse of the sun passed through the Continental United States. The last total solar eclipse to pass from one coast of the U.S. to the other occurred nearly a century ago in 1918. On August 21, the eclipse finishes its sweeping transcontinental tour through South Carolina before heading out over the Atlantic Ocean. Locals and eclipse-chasers alike will gather in the Upstate and parts of the Lowcountry to experience this spectacle as the moon passes in front of the sun. Some areas of South Carolina will experience as much as 2 minutes and 38 seconds of totality. In Greenville, darkness will last 2 minutes and 8 seconds; Columbia will experience 2 minutes and 30 seconds of darkness; and, in Charleston, the moon will completely block the sun for 1 minute, 40 seconds. The temperature will suddenly drop, the wind will stop, and birds will stop singing. From coast to coast—Oregon to South Carolina—the eclipse will cross the U.S. in just 94 minutes. Moving at an average speed of 1,472 mph, the moon’s shadow will enter South Carolina at 2:36 p.m. EDT and leave the Atlantic coast at 2:49 p.m. EDT. The path of totality is only 60-70 miles wide, but those outside the path can still see a partial eclipse with proper viewing glasses. If you don’t see the eclipse this year, don’t worry; you won’t have to wait another century until the next one. A total solar eclipse will visit North America again on April 8, 2024.

Eclipse Viewings and Events Those in Beaufort County, including Bluffton, Hilton Head Island and Beaufort, will experience a partial eclipse with the moon covering more than 90 percent of the sun. As spectacular as this view will be, it’s only about a two-and-a-half-hour drive up to Charleston, where you can see the total solar eclipse. Leading up to this historical happening, Charleston will hold several events, including dramatic readings of Annie Dillard’s essay “Total Eclipse,” a baseball game, yoga and more. Also in Charleston, the eclipse can be viewed from


Pier 101 on Folly Beach, the Citadel Mall, Isle of Palms, and aboard the USS Yorktown. View the Holy City’s eclipse event calendar at Library branches throughout Beaufort County will be giving away special eclipse viewing glasses to people who attend eclipse programming either on the day of or prior to August 21. Local branches will screen NASA’s live coverage of the eclipse starting at 11:45 a.m. and other scheduled events include building pinhole projectors for eclipse viewing and building model solar systems. The path of totality will cross over mostly rural counties west and south of Asheville, North Carolina—including parts of Clay, Graham, Swain, Macon, Jackson and Transylvania—entering at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and exiting at Transylvania County, then passing directly over Greenville, South Carolina. August 18-21, the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia will host a weekend-long celebration with activities, exhibitions and shows all leading up to solar eclipse totality which occurs at 2:41 p.m. on Monday, including a special appearance by South Carolina native and Apollo 16 astronaut, Gen. Charles Duke. Other special events scheduled in the “Famously Hot” city include an Eclipse Geocaching Cointrail, the South Carolina Philharomic’s Star Wars Musiclipse concert and an Eclipse Drive-In Movie at the Historic Columbia Speedway in nearby Cayce. Visit totaleclipsecolumbiasc. com for details on these and other happenings. South Carolina cities experiencing a total eclipse include Anderson, Cayce, Charleston, Clemson, Columbia, Easley, Georgetown, Goose Creek, Greenville, Greenwood, Greer, Hanahan, Irmo, Kingstree, Laurens, Lexington, Manning, Mauldin, McClellanville, Mount Pleasant, Newberry, North Charleston, Orangeburg, Santee, St. George, Seneca, Simpsonville, Summerville, Sumter and West Columbia. A partial solar eclipse will be seen in Aiken, Bluffton, Beaufort, Florence, Gaffney, Hilton Head Island, Myrtle Beach, North Augusta, Rock Hill, Spartanburg. However, special viewing glasses must be worn to see it.

Know Before You Go • Heavy traffic may be a concern, so plan accordingly. • Designate a safe and legal place to park during the eclipse; do not stop on the roads and interstates to watch. • If you’re driving during the eclipse, be extra aware of other drivers. Some people may be surprised and may become distracted or disoriented by the sudden darkness. • In the event of an emergency, be prepared for cell phone systems and emergency services to be overwhelmed. • Never look at the sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device even while using eclipse glasses. Ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun. Limited quantities of eclipse glasses will be available at multiple viewing sites, so get yours early! • A solar filter must be attached to the front of any telescope, binoculars, or camera lens. To view totality, the filter must be quickly removed when the total phase begins.

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RESTAURANT GUIDE Cahill’s Chicken Kitchen** 1055 May River Rd. (843) 757-2921 May River Grill** 1263 May River Rd. (843) 757-5755

Toomers’ Bluffton Seafood House** 27 Dr. Mellichamp Dr. (843) 757-0380 Twisted European Bakery** 1253 May River Rd., Unit A (843) 757-0033


Calhoun’s 9 Promenade St. (843) 757-4334

Captain Woody’s 17 State Of Mind St. (843) 757-6222 Choo Choo BBQ Express 129 Burnt Church Rd. (843) 815-7675 Chow Daddy’s – Belfair 15 Towne Center Dr. (843) 757-2469

The Village Pasta Shoppe** 10 B, Johnston Way (843) 540-2095

Cinco Mexican Grill & Bar 102 Buckwalter Pkwy., 3D (843) 815-2233

Agave Side Bar 13 State Of Mind St. (843) 757-9190

Claude & Uli’s Bistro 1533 Fording Island Rd. #302 (843) 837-3336

Alvin Ord’s of Bluffton 1230 A, May River Rd. (843) 757-1300

Corks Wine Co. 14 Promenade St. #306 (843) 816-5168

Amigos Cafe y Cantina 133 Towne Drive (843) 815-8226

Corner Perk 1297 May River Rd. (843) 816-5674

Backwater Bill’s 202 Hampton Lake Crossing (843) 8836-7475

The Cottage 38 Calhoun St. (843) 757-0508

Black Balsam & Blue 1534 Fording Island Rd. (843) 837-2583

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 157 Okatie Center Blvd. N. (843) 706-9545

Bluffton BBQ 11 State Of Mind St. (843) 757-7427

Dolce Vita 163 Bluffton Rd., Ste. F (843) 815-6900

The Bluffton Room 15 Promenade St. (843) 757-3525

Downtown Deli 27 Dr. Mellichamp Dr. (843) 815-5005

The Brick Chicken 1011 Fording Island Rd. (843) 836-5040

Farm 1301 May River Rd. (843) 707-2041

British Open Pub – Bluffton 1 Sherington Dr. #G (843) 815-6736

Fat Patties 207 Bluffton Rd. (843) 815-6300

Buffalo’s at Palmetto Bluff 1 Village Park Square (843) 706-6630

Fiesta Fresh Mexican Grill 876 Fording Island Rd., Ste. 1 (843) 706-7280

Butcher’s Market and Deli 102 Buckwalter Pkwy., Ste. 3G (843) 815-6328

Giuseppi’s Pizza & Pasta 25 Bluffton Rd., Ste. 601 (843) 815-9200

Grind Coffee Roasters 7 Simmonsville Rd. #600 (843) 422-7945 Hinchey’s Chicago Bar & Grill 104 Buckwalter Pl., Ste. 1A (843) 836-5959  HogsHead Kitchen • Wine Bar 1555 Fording Island Rd., Ste. D (843) 837-4647 Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q 872 Fording Island Rd. (843) 706-9741 The Juice Hive 14 Johnston Way (843) 757-2899  Katie O’Donald’s 1008 Fording Island Rd. #B (843) 815-5555 Kobe Japanese Restaurant 30 Plantation Park Dr., Ste. 208 (843) 757-6688

27 Mellichamp Dr., Unit 101 (843) 757-7200 Mi Tierrita Okatie 214 Okatie Village Dr., Ste. 101 (843) 705-0925 Mulberry Street Trattoria 1476 Fording Island Rd. (843) 837-2426 Okatie Ale House 25 William Pope Ct. (843) 706-2537 Old Town Dispensary 15 Captains Cove (843) 837-1893 The Original 46 Gastropub 68 Bluffton Rd. (843) 757-4646 The Pearl Kitchen and Bar 55 Calhoun St. (843) 757-5511

Local Pie Bluffton 15 State Of Mind St. (843) 837-7437

Pour Richard’s 4376 Bluffton Pkwy. (843) 757-1999 (843) 837-1893

Longhorn Steakhouse 1262 Fording Island Rd., Tanger I (843) 705-7001

Red Fish Bluffton 32 Bruin Rd. (843) 837-8888

Mellow Mushroom 878 Fording Island Rd. (843) 706-0800

Red Stripes Caribbean Cuisine 8 Pin Oak St. (843) 757-8111

Mi Tierra

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1414 Fording Island Rd. Tanger Outlet ll (843) 837-3344 Saigon Cafe 1304 Fording Island Rd. (843) 837-1800 Sigler’s Rotisserie & Seafood 12 Sheridan Park Circle (843) 815-5030 Sippin Cow 36 Promenade St. (843) 757-5051 Southern Barrel Brewing Co. 375 Buckwalter Place Blvd. (843) 837-2337  Squat ‘N’ Gobble 1231 May River Rd. (843) 757-4242 Stooges Cafe 25 Sherington Dr., Ste. F  (843) 706-6178  Truffle’s Cafe 91 Towne Dr. (843) 815-5551 Walnuts Café 70 Pennington Dr., Ste. 20 (843) 815-2877 Wild Wings Cafe 1188 Fording Island Rd. (843) 837-9453

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13 WARRINGTON 13 WARRINGTON PLACE PLACE • $292,500 • $292,500

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