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ast month, I misnamed the author of the “Burning of Bluffton” letter. It was written by Lieutenant Colonel Thomas H. Johnston, 3rd S.C. Cavalry, who was the Confederate cavalry commander at Camp Pritchard. It is still amazing how that letter was written in Bluffton in 1863, found in Chattanooga in 1996 and is now back in Bluffton. I hope everyone enjoyed June’s Daufuskie issue. I recently met a couple who had just arrived on the island and asked them why they had picked Daufuskie as their retirement home. Their answer was simple: “We fell in love again here.” How wonderful! I am so proud of the staff at The Bluffton Breeze. Each issue just gets better and better, from the writing, the graphics, the copy editing to distribution. Thanks to all for helping make this the most enjoyed magazine in the Lowcountry. Our feature article on Laura Bush, written by Michele Roldán-Shaw, gives wonderful insight into a lady who has given so much, for so long, to so many. Bluffton is much better off for the work she has done and the role model she has become for young and old alike. Now that we are in the middle of the summer, we have some handy hotweather tips and ways to keep cool this month, including a local Beach Guide, a Community Guide for the Alljoy neighborhood, a recipe for Sandbar Sangria from “The Beach House Cookbook,” courtesy of New York Times bestselling author Mary K. Andrews, and advice on protecting your eyes from the sun from Dr. Peter Liggett. Think you know everything about Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins? Well, Amber Hester Kuehn has some fun, little-known facts about our playful aquatic neighbors you might not have heard before. From dorsal fins that are as unique as a human fingerprint to surfacing for air while sleeping, be sure to share your newfound knowledge! Our Architecture column is the first article of three, celebrating our local Antebellum-era Neoclassical Greek Revival architecture. We begin with Oketty View in Oldfield. Enjoy the pictures and brief facts describing how this style influenced the South, especially among the wealthy merchants and planters of the day. Some of these wealthy planters established St. Luke’s Church near present-day Pritchardville in 1767 on land donated by John Bull. Learn more about this former Anglican church listed on the National Register of Historic Places and its connection to Hilton Head Island’s Zion Cemetery in this month’s history feature. Recently, musician Jevon Daly declared his independence with his first ever solo CD and show at The Roasting Room. Learn about the trials and tribulations recording the album JEVON-GENRE in this issue and plan your own Fourth of July festivities with our list of holiday happenings and a watermelon from Cahill’s. On a personal note, Happy Birthday to my niece Bonnie Stewart McIntosh—born on the 4th of July—and I can’t wait to meet my greatniece, who is due on the 12th.


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JULY 2017, VOLUME 15, NO. 7




St. Luke’s Methodist Church


Discover Dolphins: A World of Wonder


Laura Bush: Better to Give Back


SoBA: Nurtures, Encorages, Instructs Bluffton Art Community


July Happenings!


Living in Southern History: Oketty View


Relics Estate Sales and Consignments


Beach Guide


Summer Eye Health


Solo Genre


AllJoy & Brighton Beach

43 Sandbar Sangria

D E PA R T M E N T S 08 History 12 Environment 18 Spotlight 26 Arts 28 Calendar 30 Architecture 35 New Business 38 Tide Chart 39 Health & Wellness 40 Music 42 Community Guide 43 Recipe 44 Restaurant Guide 6

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n unassuming little white church surrounded by a cemetery sitting alongside SC 170, four miles north of Pritchardville, St. Luke’s was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. One of the oldest surviving frame churches in South Carolina, it is architecturally significant as it represents the transition from the early Georgian style of Episcopalian (Anglican) churches to Greek Revival, and has one of the few intact slave galleries in the state.


(Above) St. Luke’s Church, surrounded by a cemetery, was rebuilt in 1824 and still stands today. Although the Civil War garners the lion’s share of attention locally, Beaufort County’s history extends back much further—long before the American Revolution. “The first English land grants in Beaufort County were granted in 1698,” explains Dr. Lawrence S. Rowland in an introduction to “Historic Beaufort County: An Illustrated History” by Michael C. Taylor. “Queen Ann’s War (1702-1713) made the Port Royal area a military frontier,” he adds. “In 1703, a lookout post was placed on Port Royal Island to guard the inland passage between Charleston and St. Augustine. By 1706, this post had become a log blockhouse and palisade with a regular garrison of Red Coats. It was around this fort that the town of Beaufort was laid out.” “At some time between 1704 and 1707, the whole region between the Combahee and Savannah rivers was designated ‘Granville County.’ The Church Act of 1706 divided all the Lowcountry counties into separate parishes of the Anglican Church. Representation in the colonial, and later state assemblies, was based on these parishes until 1865. Granville County was eventually divided into four parishes: St. Helena Parish (1712), Prince William Parish (1745), St. Peter’s Parish (1747) and St. Luke’s Parish (1747).” According to the St. Luke’s of Hilton Head Island website, “In preRevolutionary South Carolina the colony was divided into parishes by the colonial government. St. Luke’s Parish was established by an act of the Colonial Assembly on May 23, 1767. Even though a church was authorized, none was built until 1786. In that year Wm. Hort, Esq. moved to ‘Maye’ River and was ‘desirous of promoting the building of a church in his neighborhood.’ Joined by John Bull, James Garvey, George Hipp, Jacob Guerard and Daniel Stevens, he erected a church on what is now Route 170 on land donated by John Bull. ‘A respectable congregation soon collected,’ including many planters from Hilton Head Island.” “The initial St. Luke’s Church (circa 1786) burned, and was promptly rebuilt in 1824 [a half-mile away], and that structure (eventually sold to the Methodists) still stands today along Highway 170 near the back gate of Sun City,” continues St. Luke’s online church history. “It had a prime location near a roadway called The Charleston-Savannah Trail—an extension of the King’s Highway—an historic wagon trail, covering more than 1,300 miles from Boston to the Savannah River.” “Because it was such a long trip by boat and carriage for the Islanders on Sundays, they built a small wooden chapel in 1788 known as the Zion Chapel of Ease [so named since it provided ease and comfort to parishioners who lived far away from the main parish church] at what is now the intersection of Route 278 and Mathews Drive [on Hilton Head Island]. The first permanent The Bluffton Breeze

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(Above) Zion Cemetery and the Baynard Mausoleum on Hilton Head Island.

(Above) Resting place of Revolutionary War Patriot, Charles Davant. rector was the Rev. Phillip Mathews. Mathews Drive is named for him. He was rector from 1811-1828 serving St. Helena’s, Beaufort and Zion Chapel.” Today, the Heritage Library leads weekly tours of Zion Cemetery, home to four Revolutionary War Patriots: Captain John Stoney, Charles Davant, James Davant and Isaac Baldwin. A capital campaign is underway to restore the Baynard Mausoleum which is also on-site, as well as beautify the adjacent grounds and cemetery. The National Register Nomination Form cites Samuel Sitgreaves serving as St. Luke’s parish minister by 1821. In 1822, “Sitgreaves noted that St. Luke’s parish was suffering a decrease in population ‘with many of the principal inhabitants preparing to leave it.’ Sitgreaves counted among his parishioners Mr. William Heyward and General Charles C. Pinckney (one of the signers of the Constitution).” In 1824, a replacement second parish church was constructed in Bluffton, half a mile to the east on part of the Bull Hill Plantation on land donated by John Guerard. It is noted the parish continued to grow until the Civil War with the Church of the Holy Trinity established in Grahamville in 1830 and Bluffton’s Church of the Cross consecrated in 1857 (the same year St. Luke’s was sold to the Methodists). Currently, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Bluffton offers Traditional Sunday Worship Services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. For more information, visit


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Discover Dolphins:

A World Full of Wonder They call him Flipper, Flipper, faster than lightning, No-one you see, is smarter than he, And we know Flipper, lives in a world full of wonder, Flying there-under, under the sea! source:

There are approximately 170 Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncates) documented as full-time residents in Beaufort County. The local population increases significantly in the summer months, thanks to the thriving food supply provided by the salt marsh estuary. Dolphins are identified by their dorsal fin, which is as unique as a human fingerprint.


By Amber Hester Kuehn, Owner of Spartina Marine Education Charters



FACTS about Dolphins: 1. TALK TO ME

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 through the blowhole, the dolphin’s nose. The sound you recognize as Flipper happens to be a kookaburra bird that was Hollywood’s answer to Flipper’s vocalization. The dolphin on film was actually begging for food, not speaking.

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Dolphins swallow their food whole and are very picky about how they eat a fish. I must mention that it is illegal to feed dolphins as of 1992, when the Marine Mammal Protection Act (1972) was amended. But, from childhood experience, I can definitely say that Dolly, my pet dolphin, refused to eat her mullet tail-first. Dolphin understand that a andmore a Seasmoothly Turtle Nest fishAmber goes down if eaten head-first.

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All mammals have hair and a dolphin is a marine mammal. Have you seen the hair on a dolphin? Under the pectoral fins? Just kidding! Dolphins do not have armpit hair, but they are born with rostral hairs— one hair growing out of each of several follicles across the top of the rostrum (snout)—like a mustache. The calf loses this hair and it doesn’t grow back. Since hair is not a source of warmth in the water, it is replaced with blubber in marine mammals.


Dolphins have ears. On either side of the dolphin’s head, there is a small pinhole that is a vestigial ear opening, now plugged with flesh. Dolphins receive sound through the water, vibrating their lower jaw which is connected by a bony attachment to an ear complex that still contains the incus, malleus, and stapes—just like ours.


Dolphins feed their babies milk. The female dolphin has nipples that are tucked into two slits on her belly. The baby latches on and when she is done, the baby is done. There is no suckling. She weans him after 18 months.


A dolphin’s brain has two asymmetrical lobes (one side is larger than the other). These lobes are capable of acting independently, which allows one side to sleep while the other side keeps the dolphin surfacing for air. Then the process switches to the other side. Have you ever seen a dolphin sleepwalking?


Dolphins entertain each other with natural toys. If I had not seen it with my own eyes, I might not believe it. Once, I was giving a tour in Calibogue Sound and the moon jellies were thick in the water. I saw a dolphin pushing one through the water and passing it over to another dolphin, as if a game of soccer were in progress.


Dolphins do not drink salt water. A dolphin cannot desalinate seawater. No mammal drinks salt water…on purpose. A fish can drink saltwater and excrete the salt in its urine and gills, leaving fresh water inside. As long as dolphins eat fish, they stay hydrated.




Besides humans and primates, dolphins are the only other species that mate for recreation. Regardless of the season, this activity can be seen in our local waterways. I call it “Follow the Leader” on school field trips aboard Spartina. If you know what to look for, pink bellies and rolling activity become obvious. Babies are born in the spring. Dolphins are promiscuous and the females are single mothers, with very little paternal contact (if the father is even known). The strongest dolphin bond is malemale friendship, second only to the mother-calf bond.

Dolphins can focus both in and out of water. Humans can only focus in air, which is why it is blurry when we open our eyes in the pool, unless we put on a scuba mask. Although dolphins have excellent vision, they cannot see in the dark! Our Lowcountry waterways are teaming with life, and this larval marine life blocks the underwater light. A dolphin will often bring his eyes out of the water when he comes to the surface to breathe, so he can scan the area. Every week, interns at Dr. Eric Montie’s Marine Sensory & Neurobiology Lab at USCB set out aboard Spartina Marine Education Charters to collect local dolphin data by snapping pictures of dorsal fins and cataloging their findings. A computer program is used to differentiate individual dolphins. Join them on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. to get an up-close look at their research, which includes recording fish spawning and dolphin communication taking place in the May River, followed by a dolphin survey. (843) 338-2716 or

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Laura Bush:


By Michele Roldรกn-Shaw

Photo courtesy of An Evening with Laura Bush


“Opportunity” is a word that comes up a lot with Laura Bush. The opportunities she’s been given, and those that young folks enjoy today. Hers is a story of opportunities seized, envisioned, and given back. Laura is a Bluffton native whose people go as far back as can be traced—to Spring Island on her daddy’s side, and Buckingham Plantation on her mom’s. You don’t get any more local than Laura Bush. She recalls playing in the dirt streets of Old Town with her friends, attending segregated schools, seeing her daddy fish and farm; watching everyone eat from the river and the earth and share whatever they had. “If I look back from where I’m sitting now, I’d say it was hard,” said Laura, who will tell her story at an honorary banquet this month at Campbell Chapel AME in Bluffton. “We didn’t think of ourselves as poor or deprived. We were all in the same situation. But now, after all the work I’ve done, I can see we were in dire straits.” Nearly a half-century later, Laura views the Lowcountry through eyes that have seen what newcomers never will. A lot has changed, and she played a major role in that. As one of 14 siblings, Laura knew college was out of the question, so upon high school graduation in 1962 she headed north to live with an elder sister in New York, and then a brother in Washington, D.C. “Coming from a little old country town and the freedom that I had, I did not like the city,” Laura admitted. She had yet to find her niche when life took her in another direction: her father suffered a debilitating stroke, so Laura returned home to help her mother care for him. In those days, the job prospects in Bluffton were limited, so she found work on Hilton Head in hospitality, housekeeping or groundskeeping, just like the rest of her contemporaries. “That was life as I knew it,” she said. “I didn’t think there would be anything else and I didn’t see a problem with it.” Fate had bigger things in store for young Laura. The first twist came when former South Carolina Governor Fritz Hollings embarked on a statewide poverty tour. At that time, a doctor in Beaufort was speaking out about children falling sick and even dying from malnutrition, iron deficiency and stomach worms. No one had indoor plumbing in those days, only shallow wells with pumps, and sanitation issues like using the bathroom outside, unwashed hands and playing in the same dirt were causing children to become infected with parasites. (Laura recalls her mother treating them once a month with Castor oil to flush their systems.) As awareness exposed these living conditions, former Governor Hollings and his team decided to come see for themselves. Someone recommended Laura as a guide, and despite having little personal interest in the issues at the time, she led the delegation on an in-home, eyewitness experience. This was the unwitting start to Laura’s career in public health and service. The Bluffton Breeze

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Later, as she worked at what was then Bluffton’s dry cleaning service on the corner of Calhoun Street and May River Road, she was approached with another opportunity. The University of South Carolina was implementing a program to study and combat intestinal parasites, and asked Laura for help with outreach, data collection and community education. Suddenly, she was testing soil samples, holding community meetings, conducting “dietary recall” fieldwork, going into homes and convincing mothers to get their children treated. “I realized I had the ability to impact people,” Laura said. “When I spoke, they believed in me. I would tell them, ‘These doctors aren’t going to harm your kids, and they trusted me. I was able to get almost 200 children to participate.” It was a true awakening for her—not only to the issues she’d been unaware of growing up, but also to her own ability and desire to do something about them. In 1969, a Senate hearing on Nutrition and Human Needs was held to report the findings of their groundbreaking work, resulting in the creation of the Beaufort-Jasper Comprehensive Health Center, which remains a cornerstone of the community today (it now includes Hampton County, as well.) Soon after opening their doors, they hired Laura as Health Education and Action Assistant, the first of several positions she would hold there over the next decade. “It was a fantastic 10 years,” she said. “We did so much work.” Laura went on to become a consultant for the Beaufort-Jasper County Water and Sewer Authority on a project to bring potable water to folks in rural communities. Again, she realized her ability to “organize, plan and implement” was making a difference. She grew in knowledge and skill, networking and gaining the community’s trust. By this point in her career, you could give Laura Bush an assignment, and she would sit down and study the proposal before hitting the streets to make it happen. “Even though there were periods of time where I didn’t have a job, people always found me,” she said. “The native blacks have a song that every round just goes higher and higher [“We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder”]—that’s how my jobs went.” Next, she was hired by the Institute for Community Education and Training to conduct a statewide project on the needs of low-income women, despite her limited knowledge of the field.


“I think from there I felt I could do anything,” she said. When the executive director left, Laura stepped up; the role presented new challenges, because for the first time she was responsible not only for her own livelihood, but everyone else on the nonprofit’s staff, as well. She’ll never forget when the Ford Foundation gave them $300,000, the biggest funding proposal she ever wrote. From there, Laura went to the Beaufort County Department of Social Services, where she coordinated an emergency assistance program to help people facing such hardships as illness, disaster or the loss of a job or a spouse. She created a system whereby local charitable agencies could access records of who had been given assistance—when, where and how—thereby preventing abuse.


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She even helped nab a criminal during those days! Laura knew something wasn’t right about the individual posing as a homeless man with a broken ankle in need of a bus ticket home to Virginia; he turned out to be an escaped convict from Florida. But mostly her office was the conduit through which help flowed. “Say someone has a $200 bill, their lights are going to get cut off and they have children in the house,” Laura explained of her work during those years. “I would ask that person what they could contribute, then get pledges from churches or other local groups that wanted to help. You could take a special form signed by me to the light company, and that was like money in the bank. I established all those relationships. There were times I actually had law enforcement in people’s yards getting ready to pull their mobile homes, and I would say, ‘Sir, how can we buy some time?’ I helped take a lot of stress off people, and I enjoyed that a whole lot. I really felt I was making a difference.” In 2007, after 15 years with DSS, Laura left to battle breast cancer. She feels blessed to be a 10-year survivor, however she doesn’t consider herself retired just yet. “I don’t see that my work is done,” she said. “There are still some issues, especially with our children.” In 1988, she got on the school board thinking she’d do a single term, but four years turned into 26. After all that experience, she is able to identify two target areas that still need improvement in our schools: diversity and achievement. “We need to always keep diversity at the forefront,” she said. “We live in a community of blacks, whites and Hispanics, so I would like to see that reflected more in our teachers and leadership.” Always one to speak her mind, Laura also sees a need for sensitivity training in schools, as she feels cultural differences might account for the higher numbers of African-American students getting referrals, suspension or expulsion. “I don’t think our kids are any worse than anybody else’s,” she said. “So, we need to turn those numbers around.” It disturbs her that African-American students are still on the bottom in terms of academic performance. “Apply resources! Give them a double-dose of reading or math or whatever they need to get them up to the level where they should be.” True to form, Laura is taking action. In 2016, she founded the “Better to Give Back Fund,” inspired in part by her son’s mentoring of young black males on Hilton Head, and the desire he expressed to see them improve their self-image.


“These kids think they’re not worth anything,” said Laura, “that people have a certain image of them and they can’t be anything beyond that. So, we have to keep encouraging them to see that doors are opening, that they need to not squander those opportunities.” Laura’s non-profit, which gives money toward local scholarships and other programs, is committed to the “Five E's”: Empowerment, Experience, Education, Exposure and Entertainment. An upcoming banquet at Campbell Chapel will benefit the fund, as well as celebrating Laura’s life and 48 years of community service, while giving people the chance to hear her incredible story in her own words. “I think those moving here today have no earthly concept of what Bluffton was like,” she said. “For those of us who lived it, there should be more opportunities to share both the good and the bad. We had black entrepreneurs! We had a black movie theatre on Calhoun Street; we had an undertaker, grocery store, a lady who owned an apartment complex, two brothers who captained their own boats, and a cooperative of black fisherman who actually bought and owned the Bluffton Oyster Factory for a while. Where is that in the Bluffton history books? There are people out there who have stories to tell, so hopefully by telling mine it will open the doors for others.” It is remarkable what Laura Bush has accomplished without a college degree, simply through work ethic, desire to learn, and commitment to serving her community. She is the first to express gratitude to all those who supported her, particularly her husband who helped take care of their four children all those years she was working. “I have availed myself of all kinds of opportunities,” said Laura. “I can tell you all the people who gave them to me, and I appreciate them when I see them. I always try to treat people decently, never speak ill of anyone, but listen to their opinion and give them mine. When people don’t respect and trust you, you’re not going to get anywhere. So, I think people have seen in me the kind of character that made me respected, and I thank God for that.” What: An Evening With Laura Bush When: Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 6 p.m. Where: Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church, 21 Boundary St., Bluffton Tickets: $35, dinner included; Contact: Leon Bush Jr. (843)247-7714 or Myla Mitchell (843)290-1732

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Artists looking to hone their skills or collaborate with other creatives can find workshops geared toward every skill level at the Center for Creative Arts. The instructors leading these classes are accomplished artists who provide thoughtful tips and discussion on technique in a hands-on environment. In July, Missy Gentile will lead a class on Abstract Art from 9 a.m. to noon, July 15-22 and 29. Jim Lewis’ “Steps to Successful Painting” will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., July 2425. Mary Segars’ oil painting workshop is from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., July 26-28.

Children ages 7 to 14 are busy creating works of art and learning some history in the process at SoBA’s Summer Art Camp. Last month, Pat Diemand, the class instructor, taught the techniques of famous artists such as Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. This month, the young artists will create Tahitian landscapes using chalk on dark paper, whimsical pen and ink drawings, abstract pictures using a protractor, as well as monoprints featuring the styles of Picasso, Miro and Warhol.

Many artists in the community ask us, “How do we sell our work?” or “How do we get our work into the community?” Artists also can learn practical ways to promote their work. New this year, SoBA is offering a “Social Media 101 for Artists” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


on Saturday, September 30th. Andrea Smith, a local graphic designer, will teach artists how to use social media to promote themselves and their artwork.

As a SoBA member, artists have the opportunity to display their work in a month-long exhibit with an opening reception that is open to the public. SoBA’s Gallery, located in the art hub of Old Town Bluffton on Calhoun Street, sees a fair share of visitors to the Lowcountry in addition to locals.

Don’t miss Stephen Moscowitz’s exhibit from July 3-August 5 at the gallery. Meet the artist at the opening reception at 5 p.m. Friday, July 7, at the gallery. His exhibit will feature paintings from the Lowcountry’s natural environment. “When I moved to the Lowcountry, I discovered the world of birds,” Stephen said. “Herons and egrets of all sizes and colors. In the Lowcountry, these birds are everywhere — even in my backyard. So, I have taken and borrowed photos of birds eating, swimming, wading and flying. Using photos as reference gives my birds proper stature and realistic features.” To register for a workshop, call (843) 247-2868 or visit The SoBA Gallery and the Center for Creative Arts are located at the corner of Church and Calhoun streets in historic Bluffton.

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND Summer Sundays with Gary Maurer Sundays at 7 p.m. A special family show for younger families at the Comedy Magic Cabaret. (843) 681-7757 or Mamma Mia! July 1-August 6 The magically musical story of a Mother, a Daughter, three possible Dads, and an unforgettable trip down the aisle! Arts Center of Coastal Carolina (843) 842-2787 or


Heyward House Restoration Ribbon Cutting Party July 30, 1-5 p.m. Live music from Lowcountry Boil, a beer truck, food trucks and raffles. 70 Boundary St. (843) 757-6293 or

RIDGELAND Kid’s Lowcountry Raptor Summer Camp July 26, 1-3 p.m. Join Lila Arnold of Lowcountry Raptors, for a summer program full of education, fun, and maybe an owl or two. Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage 10782 S Jacob Smart Blvd., Ridgeland (843) 284-9227 or


Public Days at the Heyward House Historic Center July 7: Nature & History July 14: Archaeology July 21: 19th Century Games 11 a.m.-noon 70 Boundary St. Reservations required. (843) 757-6293 or

Public Animal Encounters Oatland Island Wildlife Center Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 1:30-2:15 p.m. Live, up-close, animal encounter programs featuring four of Oatland’s star animal teachers. 711 Sandtown Rd. (912) 395-1212 or

A Summer Afternoon Book Launch Party July 15, 12-2 p.m. Lowcountry authors Patti Callahan Henry and Mary Kay Andrews Spartina 449 Flagship Store on Calhoun St.

First Friday Art March July 7, 6-9 p.m. A free, self-guided art tour of Savannah’s Victorian and Starland Districts hosted by Art Rise Savannah. (912) 376-9953 or

Little Women: The Broadway Musical July 21-August 6 The May River Theatre Co. Ulmer Auditorium at Bluffton Town Hall (843) 815-5581 or


BEAUFORT 62nd Annual Beaufort Water Festival July 14-23 Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Beaufort (843) 524-0600 or

Fourth of July 2017

Fireworks, parades, picnics, concerts, cruises, sales and sporting events—Independence Day is a huge celebration in the Lowcountry. Here is a guide to some of the special activities and events taking place in Bluffton and beyond to light up your Fourth of July.

BLUFFTON Annual Bluffton Fourth of July Children’s Parade July 4 at 10 a.m. All are welcome to participate (including dogs on leashes) in the parade which starts at the Church of the Cross and marches down Calhoun St. to Lawton St. Contact The Store at (843) 757-3855 for details. 4th of July Weekend Sale at Tanger Outlets Hilton Head July 1-4 Extra savings in your favorite name brand outlet stores. 1414 & 1256 Fording Island Rd. Visit for the latest sales and coupon information. (843) 837-5410.

HILTON HEAD ISLAND 32nd Annual Hilton Head Firecracker 5K & Children’s Fun Run July 4, 8-10 a.m. More than 1,700 runners and walkers are expected for Beaufort County’s largest and oldest road race. Post-Race Celebration with music, fresh fruit, beverages, door prizes and more. Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Ln. To register, call (843) 757-8520 or visit July 4th Parade in Harbour Town July 4, 8:30 a.m. Show off your red, white and blue spirit by decorating your bicycle, wagon, dog or kids for a fun-filled parade around Harbour Town. Parade line-up begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. and entries will be judged on patriotism. Supplies limited to first 100 registered. Meet in the parking lot adjacent to the Harbour Town Lighthouse. (843) 842-1979 or Waterside Walk Sale at Shelter Cove Towne Centre July 4, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. A waterside sidewalk sale at Hilton Head Island’s premier waterside destination. 40 Shelter Cove Ln. (843) 686-3090. POP! Goes The Sandbox! July 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Make a special holiday craft and enjoy showyour-colors cookie decorating. The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum, 18A Pope Ave. (843) 842-7645 or One Island. One Community. One Hilton Head. July 4, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free Community Picnic hosted by Central Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church and Grace Community Church. Wet Bounce Houses, Dunk

Tank, food and fellowship with Community Prayer at 1 p.m. First Tee of the Lowcountry/Boys & Girls Club, 151 Gumtree Rd. RSVP at Salute from the Shore July 4, 1:30-2:30 p.m. An opportunity to honor our armed forces during an “air parade” military flyover along the entire coast of South Carolina. For the flyover schedule, visit HarbourFest 4th of July Celebration at Shelter Cove Harbour July 4 Family entertainer Shannon Tanner at 6:30 & 8 p.m., food and beverages available for purchase, children’s activities with Cappy the Clown and Friends and other family-friendly activities with an expanded fireworks display, weather permitting, at 9:30 p.m. Free shuttle service available from the parking lot at Hargray and Singleton Beach. (888) 857-7221 or Fourth of July Fireworks at Harbour Town July 4 Festivities include food, fun and live music with a fireworks extravaganza over the Harbour Town Lighthouse and Calibogue Sound around 9 p.m. (843) 842-1979 or Super Summer Jams July 4, 5-9:30 p.m. Live entertainment from Matt MacKelcan and Groove Town Assault with a fireworks finale. Community Market with fresh produce, art work, sweets and specialty goods. Zip line, rock wall, bungee jump, bounce houses and concessions are sold separately. Free admission. Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Ln. (843) 681-7273 or 33rd Annual Skull Creek 4th of July Celebration July 4, 6 p.m. Live entertainment at Hudson’s and Skull Creek Boathouse starting at 6 p.m. Free community fireworks display from a barge in the Intracoastal Waterway at 9:30 p.m. Free parking and shuttle service from the Boys & Girls Club on Gumtree Road, 6-10 p.m. (843) 681-2772 or

SAVANNAH & TYBEE ISLAND A Family Fourth July 1-4 Historical, holiday-themed activities at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah History Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum. 303 MLK, Jr. Blvd., Savannah (912) 651-6825 or Red, White, and Brews Bar Crawl July 1, 4-11 p.m. A day full of Star Spangled shenanigans and festivities through Historic Savannah starting at Pour Larry’s and ending at Savannah Smiles. To register, visit

River Street Fourth of July Celebration July 3-4 Live entertainment, Kids Zone, food, vendors and more with fireworks on July 4 at Rousakis Riverfront Plaza. (912) 234-0295 or 4th of July Watermelon Crawl July 4, 7-10 a.m. A festive fun run of 6 or 8 miles followed by all the watermelon you can eat hosted by Fleet Feet Sports Savannah. Lake Mayer Park, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. (912) 355-3527 or Fourth of July Dinner & Fireworks Cruise July 4, 7-10 p.m. (Dinner & Cruise) or 9-10:30 p.m. (Fireworks Cruise) An Independence Day-inspired dinner buffet, live entertainment, drink specials and a spectacular, waterfront fireworks show. Savannah Riverboat Cruises, 9 E. River St. For reservations, call (912) 232-6404 or visit The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra: Tybee Island Swings! July 4, 6:30-8 p.m. A patriotic Big Band salute with a New Orleansstyle horn parade to the beach for the fireworks show to benefit The Sua Sponte Foundation which supports the warriors and families of the 1st Ranger Battalion. Tybee Post Theatre, 10 Van Horn Ave. (912) 472-4790 or Independence Day Fireworks at the Tybee Beach Pier & Pavilion July 4, 9:15-10 p.m. The show starts around 9:15 p.m. and are easily viewed from any of Tybee’s eastern beaches. Come early and stay late for Island-wide food and drink specials. 1 Tybrisa St. (912) 786-5444 or

PORT ROYAL & PARRIS ISLAND 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks at The Sands of Port Royal July 4, 5 p.m.-after fireworks Food vendors, DJ courtesy of Gavigan Entertainment, Tux the Clown, free face painting for the kids with beer, jump castles with wine, beer and soft drinks available for purchase and a live local band hosted by the Town of Port Royal and Historic Port Royal Foundation. Visit or for details. Parris Island Fourth of July Celebration July 4 Concessions, bounce houses, live music from the Parris Island Brass Band, Rock Band and Marine Band starting at 6:30 p.m. with fireworks starting around 9:20 p.m. on the Peatross Parade Deck. The Parris Island Museum is open from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Call (843) 228-3710, (843) 228-2080 or visit The Bluffton Breeze

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Oketty View

Home design and article by Randolph Stewart

Note: Last July’s edition of The Bluffton Breeze featured Major William Hazzard Wigg and his famous horse, Independence. It is well worth reading, as Major Wigg inherited Wigg’s Bluff, now known as Oldfield, from his grandfather. Major Wigg is represented as the bravest of men, and also as one of the most uncompromising and self-sacrificing patriots of the illustrious age in which he lived. Love of country was one of his most cherished sentiments, and he considered the achievement of his country’s freedom and liberty the great mission of his life. No sacrifices could deter, no labors could discourage, and no dangers could dismay him. His horse—born on July 4, 1776 —was appropriately named “Independence.” After many encounters and battles they both returned to their home on the banks of the Okatie River. Major Wigg died in 1798 and Independence was buried somewhere in Oldfield with military honors in 1807. Read more at Enter “Breeze Past Issues” in the search box.



eoclassical Greek Revival architecture is a movement that began in the mid-18th century. In its purest form, it is a style principally derived from the architecture of classical antiquity (the Vitruvian principles), and the work of the Italian architect Andrea Palladio. This style dominated the United States, particularly in the South where the Palladian colonnade is seen on many mansions built for wealthy merchants and rich planters.


The main exterior characteristics of Antebellum (before the Civil War) architecture often included huge pillars, a porch that ran along the whole main facade of the house, evenly spaced shuttered windows, and ornate matching center entrances at the front and rear of the house. Over the next few months, The Bluffton Breeze will showcase three excellent examples of local NeoClassical Antebellum homes. This month’s example is in Oldfield, next month’s is located in Spring Island and September’s home will be in Colleton River. Each of them features classical Greek Revival style and detailing. Set at river’s edge, near a former Oketty Indian Village, is an example of Antebellum architecture and detailing rarely found today. Oketty View, as the compound is called, is a twostory Neoclassical Greek Revival Home, Guest Cottage outbuilding and Dog Trot Carriage House, bordered on the front by a river; and behind, by a large lagoon. The Bluffton Breeze

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Guest Cottage

Tuscan Order colonnades are seen front and rear. The turned balustrade is copied from actual balusters I found in Savannah while restoring the William Scarborough House, designed by William Jay (1792-1837). The shoe of the railing is cut in a crow-foot pattern to allow rain runoff. This balustrade also has Louisiana influence from Belle Helene Plantation (1841). The columns are mounted on Savannah Grey brick piers. Ascending the voluted masonry front stair one approaches a monumental entryway with elliptical transom, side lites and articulating pilasters. The flanking connectors to the two side wings join the main mass to a Master Bedroom wing on one side and Kitchen and Family Room on the other, and has large 12 lite by 12 lite windows with engaged pilasters and classically scaled entablature with architrave, frieze and cornice; typical detailing of the period. The deep, first floor porch ceiling has exposed framing and the second floor ceiling has a paneled and beaded tongue and groove ceiling, both painted haint blue to keep the evil spirits and mud daubers away, as was the custom in early Beaufort, Charleston and Savannah. The porches provide an outdoor living space and gather the breezes. The siding is beaded cypress, indigenous to this area; and the metal roof is gable-ended with a double pitch over the two porches. Upon entering the house one looks through a rotunda to a matching entryway toward the rear. Twin flanking parlors with large triple hung windows allow wide expansive views of the oaks and river beyond. In the center of the rotunda is


Tuscan Order Colonnades and Turned Balustrades

The Rotunda

a beautiful elliptical staircase (made onsite),with mahogany railing, that only touches the bottom floor and second floor above. The grace of this element is unmatched. The rotunda is supported by large pilasters, and the proper entablature, as found in British architect William Pain’s (1730?-1790?) work, and “The Builders Companion” (1759), which influenced Asher Benjamin’s (1773-1845) writings and illustrations. Benjamin’s work, including “The American Builders Companion,” is known for helping American carpenters and designers in making the transition from the earlier Federal Period to the Greek Revival influence, which is seen throughout the South’s old plantation manors, as well as Oketty View. Keep in mind many early manors were burned by Sherman in the Civil War. The Dog Trot Carriage House was inspired by a structure that historically consisted of two cabins connected by a breezeway or “dog trot,” all under a common roof. Typically, one cabin was used for cooking and dining while the other was used as a private living space. It was not uncommon to see them used as stables and tack room. Opposite the Dog Trot in the Motor Court is a simple Carriage House that features a small front porch with Federal Style railing, one bedroom, kitchen, gathering room and bath. The walls are all wood, as indicative of the period.

The Dog Trot Carriage House

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R. Stewart Design,

Residential Design Urban Planning Preservation

Works of Art You Live In From Lowcountry Classics to French Country Beautiful Design with Great Attention to Detail

View Portfolio 12 Johnston Way, Suite 300 Bluffton, SC 29910 843.816.4005

Rear Elevation Oketty View also enjoys a large kitchen and Gathering Room, as well as a rear cooking porch and outdoor fireplace to enjoy the evening on the river.

For Additional information contact: Johnny Ussery, Charter One Realty, (843) 505-0888, Email:,

A living piece of history, this special home is timeless. The architecture, the craftsmanship, and the setting combine in a structure that will be admired for years to come. Enjoy the photography that tells the story.

Photography by Wayne Moore, Back River Photography, (912) 660-9899 Email:,


Aerial Photography by Jason Adams, Luxury Imaging, (843) 605-4636 Email:,


Relics Estate Sales and Consignments recently opened its doors at 53 Persimmon Street, Suite #103—the former home of God’s Goods— after relocating from Dallas, Texas. Owners Jennifer Spencer and Scott Tracy run the professional estate sale business, which will serve the areas of Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Hardeeville, Beaufort and Savannah. They came to Bluffton to be closer to family, but their special skills in estate liquidations will be beneficial to a lot of families around the area. Spencer and Tracy are both certified through the American Society of Estate Liquidators, and their extensive experience with estate sales can provide families comfort and peace of mind during what can often be a difficult and emotionally painful experience. Relics promises to do its best to encourage a fun, friendly buying environment while maximizing profit for its clients. Relics offers a wide range of related services to assist its clients in the process of liquidating and moving an estate. A team of qualified professionals will clean, organize, and stage all contents of the estate, and conduct all research and pricing of all sale items. In addition, Relics provides all tables, display cases, price tags, etc., as well as offering packing supplies for customers. Those interested in seeing some of the unique finds Spencer and Tracy have purchased recently, can visit the consignment shop on Persimmon and browse for special pieces to add to their own collection. Go to or call (843) 227-9940 for more information. The Bluffton Breeze

JULY 2017




Brighton Beach

Port Royal/The Sands

For that small-town Lowcountry feel, Brighton Beach at the end of Alljoy Road is the place to go. The Alljoy Boat Landing provides access to the May River and Calibogue Sound. Limited parking is available, so drive your golf cart over early! It’s the perfect place to unwind, perhaps after a day of shopping or dining in Old Town, or to launch a great day on the water from the public dock! For a list of Beaufort County’s Public Docks, visit

May River Sandbar

For some leisure at low tide, the May River Sand Bar is the perfect place for a picnic. Locals and visitors alike—and their dogs!—dock at the sand bar to enjoy a few hours of swimming, playing volleyball or just kicking back and relaxing. Check the tide chart carefully before planning your play date—the sand bar doesn’t exist when the tide comes in! For details, visit

Hilton Head Island Hilton Head Island boasts a whopping 12 miles of beach; all public from the ocean to high water mark. Access to the beach, however, may be private. Public parking is widely available. The Island’s beaches are ideal for strolling, biking, swimming, parasailing or paddleboarding, sunbathing and more. Designated Swimming Areas are clearly marked, and during the season (April 1–September 30), lifeguards are present. Fishing, surfing, team sports involving a ball and pets are only permitted before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m. in the summer. Please note, alcohol is not allowed on any of Hilton Head’s beaches at any time. If you’re staying on Hilton Head, all major hotels, resorts and plantations with beaches have access to the shore for their guests. When you’re ready for a snack, keep an eye out for the Island’s new food trucks at Driessen Beach Park, Chaplin Community Park and Burkes Beach Road. For more informations, go to


Conveniently located at the southern tip of the town of Port Royal, The Sands offers easy access from all points in Beaufort. Just drive right up to the beach and enjoy a picnic out of the back of your car if you like, or try any of the amazing restaurants in the area serving only the freshest seafood, steaks and more. Anyone hoping to spot pelicans or egrets flying overhead, dolphin playing in the surf or collecting sharks’ teeth must stroll down The Sands’ awesome, expansive boardwalk! Completely free and open to the public during daylight hours, The Sands is a family-friendly “beach” on the Beaufort River, and favorite local spot. For more, visit

Hunting Island State Park

For camping enthusiasts, South Carolina’s most visited state park is a must! Besides offering pristine beaches, Hunting Island State Park also features a campground with space for both RV and tent campers, and a site for established groups; which, due to Hurricane Matthew, is predicted to be open by late June. This nature and wildlife paradise permits boating, surfing and fishing, as well as hikes along nature trails. No visit here is complete without a climb to the top of the historic lighthouse, where awe-inspiring views of the ocean, beach and Lowcountry marshlands can be seen. Since parking is limited due to restoration in some areas, a shuttle from St. Helena Elementary School is now provided for guests. For more, visit southcarolinaparks. com/huntingisland/introduction.aspx.

Beaufort Sand Bar

If you’re looking for first-class entertainment and summer memories to last a lifetime, head to the 62nd Annual Beaufort Water Festival. From July 14-23, this Lowcountry tradition brings 10 days of music, dancing, arts and crafts markets, races, and more on the banks of the Beaufort River at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. While you’re there, make plans to attend the 2nd Annual Beaufort Sandbar Concert starring country music artist Pat Cooper. For more, visit

Tybee Island Just 30 minutes from historic downtown Savannah, Tybee Island is the perfect afternoon getaway. Bring your surfboard, your fishing pole or your boat, but leave the pups at home since Tybee doesn’t allow pets on the beach. When you need to take a break from the sun, visit an array of lively restaurants lining the streets, climb the Tybee Island Lighthouse—one of seven surviving colonial-era light towers—or stop by Old Fort Jackson, the oldest standing brick fort in Georgia. If you’re planning a picnic at the shore, pack with plastic; glass is not permitted on the beach and violations come with a heavy fine. Be sure to check for parking updates since Tybee’s gorgeous beach is wildly popular and parking is limited! For more, visit

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The next time you pack your bag for the beach, there are two items that are just as important as a bottle of sunblock: a hat and sunglasses. Ultraviolet rays, classified as UVA and UVB, not only wrinkle the skin, but can damage the eye’s surface tissues, as well as the cornea and lens. The sun can accelerate the formation of cataracts, pterygium (a non-cancerous growth over the cornea), skin cancer of the eyelids, and even result in an early form of age-related macular degeneration. Sunlight reflected off sand and water can cause photokeratitis, which is responsible for snow blindness.

Wear Sunglasses and a Hat Sunglasses and broad-brimmed hats can dramatically reduce sun-related eye damage. However, don’t choose just any pair of sunglasses. According to a national Sun Safety Survey conducted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, only about half of people who wear sunglasses say they check the UV rating before buying. Look for sunglasses that are affiliated with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), which creates uniform testing standards and guidelines for a variety of products. Choose wraparound styles so that the sun’s rays can’t enter from the side.

Don’t Forget the Kids According to the World Health Organization, nearly 80 percent of a person’s lifetime UVR exposure is received before the age of 18. Children are far more likely to spend time playing outside, particularly during the warmer months. Children’s eyes are more vulnerable to UV rays because the lens of a child allows 70% more UV rays to reach the retina than in an adult. This may put them at increased risk of developing debilitating eye diseases such as

cataracts or macular degeneration as adults. Try to keep kids out of direct sunlight during the middle of the day. Make sure they wear sunglasses and hats whenever they are in the sun.

Be Extra Cautious in UV-Intense Conditions Sunlight is strongest between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., at higher altitudes and when reflected off water, ice or snow. Don’t be fooled by the clouds. The sun’s rays can pass through clouds and damage the eyes any time of the year, not just during summer. If you wear UV-blocking contact lenses, you still need to wear sunglasses.

Use Goggles at the Pool The sun isn’t the only summertime culprit for eye damage. Chlorine, designed to protect you from exposure to germs, has the potential to hurt your eyes. In particular, chlorine can damage the integrity of the corneal epithelium, which protects your cornea from irritants and pathogens. This can lead to an increased likelihood of corneal abrasion or other eye injuries. The simplest solution for protection is to wear goggles. This also applies to swimming in the ocean or other natural bodies of water, as they contain other contaminants that may hurt your eyes. Dr. Peter Liggett of Hilton Head Macula & Retina is a leader in the evaluation and treatment of macular and retinal diseases. Liggett has been a clinical professor of ophthalmology at Yale School of Medicine and Weill Cornell College of Medicine. He founded New England Retina Associates, which had six retina specialists and more than 10,000 patient visits per year. He has written more than 75 articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited four major textbooks on diseases of the macula and retina. He is an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology, which certifies doctors to practice in ophthalmology. For more information, call (843) 422-9987 or visit The Bluffton Breeze

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Solo Genre By Jevon Daly

When I did my first solo show at The Roasting Room, I got a whole new appreciation for the solo-guitar-player life. I practiced. I recorded my rehearsals. I rehearsed the songs over and over in between checking Facebook and fielding bookings on the phone and email. I also stared into space a lot and tried to avoid the practices altogether. Oh, the things I would do to avoid rehearsals (basically skipping my own practices)! My number one hooky move was pickleball. I would tell myself not to play, then end up there anyway. The guilt, the guilt! Finally—at some point in the day—I ended up playing the harder songs (the ones with four chords), more often than not over coffee (no cream); or worked on writing new songs for the show. I had a wonderful teacher at Hilton Head High back in ‘86 who taught me some important lessons, and I decided to turn her seriousness into jest, as I normally do in my songs—“You Suck at Life” was my opener. It worked out well, I think. The other new song I debuted that night was called “You Kiss My Daughter, I’m Gonna Kiss You.” Do the math. I have been involved in six recordings locally since the first Daly Planet album came out in 1996. My brother and I wrote a bunch of songs. Andy Pitts contributed one or two great ones, as well, and we


sold them at our gigs. Shows. Whatever musicians call them these days. Since then, Lowcountry Boil has done four discs of original music. When I do a demo for a song, I typically throw in everything I feel shouldn’t be there sonically. Distorted bass guitar, silly drum parts, obnoxious guitar parts...really wonky stuff. When Jordan Ross booked me for The Roasting Room show, he said he was really excited and hoped I had a CD. Uh-oh moment. I had been talking to Stu Enscoe, a young producer on Hilton Head Island, and things just fell into place to make a CD. Stu and I had been talking about what we could do together for a while without really knowing it. Recording the JEVON—GENRE album was a lot of fun. It is on iTunes and YouTube, so take a listen. Don’t search for Jevon Daly. There are no liner notes or track listing. Stu was able to make the songs all sound like they lived in the same neighborhood, or at least the same zip code. [Editor’s note: “Genre breaking alt country meets beats in a woofer shaking amalgam of song” is how the album is described on] On the album, there are some fun tunes you have probably heard at our gigs. The songs are all very important to me. I co-wrote the “Keith Richards Just Keeps On Livin’” song with Greg Critchley on Skype. “Mudd” is a Gary Pratt/

Jevon collaboration. “Ease My Mind” features my wifey singing. “Unlucky” is a re-examination of the song on our last LCB album complete with BIG STU TREATMENT. “Jump Yer Bones” is a fun one, too. You can check out the local page Slowcountry Tunes on Facebook, if you need a day brightener. Jessie Renew made some super sweet videos for a few of the songs. We are very lucky around Bluffton to have venues and people we love so much. If I think about it too much, I have to get in the fetal position with a plush Pokemon and sing Michael McDonald songs. Seriously, it really is great. Playing solo is a scary, exciting adrenaline mess. My next show at The Roasting Room is in November. Start growing your mustache. Jevon Daly has been performing in the Lowcountry since 1986; first with the HHHS Marching Seahawks and now with a number of different local lineups, including Lowcountry Boil Bluegrass Band, Unicorn Meat, Shakey Bones, Silicone Sister, JoJo Squirrel and The Nicest Guys in the World. He has slept on floors whilst traveling the East Coast on tour with LCB, a group that has played here since 1997. A class clown, fiddler, hair metal enthusiast and selfproclaimed “Biggest Deadhead on Earth,” Jevon lives in Bluffton with his wife and three kids. To find out where he’s playing next, check out Jevon Daly or Slowcountry Tunes on Facebook.

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Photography by Erika Aparicio ucked away on the May River at the end of Alljoy Road, lies a littleknown hangout, and locals would love to keep it that way. For a true Lowcountry experience embodying the “Bluffton State of Mind,” Brighton Beach is a great alternative to Hilton Head’s crammed-with-tourists shoreline and ubiquitous cyclists. Funky and eclectic, Bluffton’s own “Redneck Riviera” is full of graffiti-esque art drawn on every imaginable surface, has few amenities, twenty-ish parking spaces (usually occupied by golf carts), and a few—though often ignored—beach rules. The County-operated Alljoy Boat Landing at Brighton Beach is publicly accessible, and provides access to the May River and Calibogue Sound. More importantly, the Landing provides access to Bluffton’s iconic Sand Bar, which, if it could talk, would surely be arrested. With the receding tide, the May River Sand Bar rises and spreads out like a sandy oasis, and twice each day for a few hours, anyone and everyone is welcome. The Sand Bar can hold hundreds of motivated fun-seekers, give or take. The area boasts its own Facebook page and, in 1998, the non-profit All Joy Preservation Commission was formed to raise money and awareness in promoting a safe, clean and active lifestyle for neighborhood residents. The Commission and Beaufort County Litter Control teamed together to create trash pick-up efforts that included Brighton Beach and immediately crowned this the “Buzzard Brigade.” Brighton Beach now has a staunch base of supporters who raise money to preserve the area’s eclectic charm. At this year’s Annual Memorial Day Gathering, the Commission partnered with the Marine Rescue Squad, Bluffton Fire Department and the Arrhythmia Alliance to install an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) at the boat ramp. Visiting Bluffton’s “Redneck Riviera” is an experience you don’t want to miss—and try to make it at low tide when the sandy oasis rises from the May River. Get a little wild. What happens on The Sand Bar, stays on The Sand Bar. Unless you get on the wrong side of the Buzzard Brigade.


ay back when I was in college kid, sangria was new and exotic—like fondue. And crépes. Admittedly, I liked sangria better than either of those ‘70s throwbacks. I prefer it made with my favorite summer sipper, rosé. You can add whatever fruit you like or have on hand. For the fizzy part—you gotta have fizz—I like those flavored sparkling waters, like LaCroix, but you could also double down and use a sparlking wine like prosecco. Be sure to serve it in a clear glass pitcher or decanter, so all can behold the pretty pinkness of your Sandbar Sangria.


Ingredients 2 (750-ml) bottles dry rosé wine, chilled 1 qt. strawberries, hulled and cut in half 2 peaches, peeled and sliced 1 pt. blueberries 1 liter sparkling water, flavored seltzer, or sparkling wine

Directions Place rosé, strawberries, peaches, blueberries in a bowl and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Stir in sparkling water before serving.

This sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek Island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to find her father’s identity brings three men back from her mother’s past to the island they visited 20 years ago.



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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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