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n our beautiful boot-shaped barrier island, December is a time to re-discover the array of exquisite eateries, bustling boutiques and natural beauty of Hilton Head. During this special season, garland graces light poles, wreaths welcome guests to shops and Christmas lights glisten all along our coastal paradise, giving the Island an added flair not found during other months. Experience the cheer and charm of the Lowcountry this season by attending any of the extravagant events taking place across the Island. Jump start your holiday celebration at the Winter Wonderland Festival on December 2 in Shelter Cove Community Park or witness the twinkling transformation of Shelter Cove Towne Centre during the Public Lighting Ceremony of the Dove Street Festival of Lights on December 6.

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Get in the spirit and savor the sounds of the season at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina’s production of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” from December 7-31, the Hilton Head Choral Society’s “Sounds of the Season” Christmas Concert on December 9 or “Holiday Pops” presented by the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra on December 11 and 12. Need something special to wear for these holiday happenings? Then flip over to our Island Style feature for ideas on creating your own signature outfit or check out Alexsis Gladstone’s tips for transforming your wardrobe into one filled with holiday cheer. Don’t forget about New Year’s Eve celebrations, including the Annual Polar Bear Swim followed by an unforgettable New Year’s Celebration in Harbour Town featuring a huge golf ball drop from the top of the Lighthouse. For more details on these and other happenings taking place this month, check out our Holiday Highlights and Calendar of Events. Also in this issue, Doug Weaver shares the many gifts of golf and Georgene Mortimer of Island Winery gives us the lowdown on Chatham Artillery Punch. Discover the magic of Daufuskie Island with Jessie Renew of Outside Hilton Head or get out on the water with Captain Miles Altman of Bayrunner Fishing Charters. As always, the best of the Lowcountry and the Coastal Empire is just a click away at HiltonHead.com, HiltonHeadIsland.com, Bluffton.com, Savannah.com, StSimonsIsland.com and Beaufort.com. Access all of our websites online, anytime, or keep all of our priceless publications in the palm of your hand by downloading our new app, the Hilton Head Visitor Guide. Holiday lights, Lowcountry charm and Christmas cheer make our little barrier island one of the most beautiful places to discover in December! Hilton Head Visitor Guides

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CONTENTS

DECEMBER 2016 / 43RD YEAR / ISSUE 10

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About Our Cover... Santa takes time out to play a round of golf at Arthur Hills Golf Course in Palmetto Dunes with one of his elves (William Rowley) before gearing up for Christmas. Photography by Joyce Harkins, Hilton Head Island Photography, INC.

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9 Must Taste 10 Holiday Highlights 12 Island Calendar Activities and Events Islandwide 16 Chatham Artillery Punch: Consume with Care By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery 18 Holiday Dining 22 Island Style 30 Wear This: Holiday Edition By Alexsis Gladstone 31 Community Worship 34 Up Close with Kerry Pollock 36 Island Tides – December 46 Holiday Worship 50 A Tough Trout to Follow By Capt. Miles Altman, Bayrunner Fishing Charters 52 Wild Winter 54 A Day on Daufuskie By Jessie Renew, Outside Hilton Head 56 The Many Gifts of Golf By Doug Weaver, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort 62 Events Puzzle By Jo Emery

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6 Welcome 13 Dining & Lounges 20 Arts & Services 21 Lodging & Real Estate 22 Shopping 36 Activities 38 Puzzle Answer 58 Directory of Advertisers 60 Map of Hilton Head Island

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great meal is never far away on Hilton Head Island, where hundreds of restaurants serve up signature cocktails, fresh seafood, juicy steaks, savory sandwiches, cookout favorites, Italian and Greek fare, Southwestern specialties and decadent desserts. Here’s a helpful guide to dishes you don’t want to miss. The Islanders’ favorite place for over 18 years, Casey’s Sports Bar & Grille, offers $5.99 lunch specials and daily drink deals, along with Happy Hour specials from 4-7 p.m. Whether you are craving a fresh, crisp salad for lunch or a juicy, hand-cut steak for dinner, the friendly staff prides themselves on prepar­ing quality food and ensur­ing that you have a fantastic dining experience. Seafood lovers can jump right into a steamed seafood pot filled with lobster, shrimp, snow crab legs and oysters at either of the two great waterfront locations of The Crazy Crab. It’s Greek To Me serves the Island’s best calamari, an array of Greek spe­cialty dishes and homemade, mouthwatering desserts while dining indoors or out on the spacious patio. Great seafood and steaks can be enjoyed, along with a breathtaking view, while seated indoors or out at Lands End Tavern. Enjoy a full menu of seafood, salads and sandwiches served along with tropical freezes and ocean breez­­es at The Salty Dog Café. The legendary Salty Dog Café and Jake’s Pizza

in South Beach Marina Village have brought your favorite dishes to Salty Dog Bluffton. Stop by Tanger Outlet Center 2 to enjoy Jake’s Pizza, burgers, sandwiches, salads and fantastic seafood favorites, along with an outstanding Happy Hour. With dishes ranging from their famous Grouper and Fajitas made with prime filet of beef tenderloin to their Cowboy Cut, Black Angus, Bone-In Ribeye or even their Outrageous Chimichanga, Santa Fe Café is sure to have something to entice you. At Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt, the secret ingredient is FUN! Come create your own combination of delicious soft-serve frozen yogurt, then top it off with all of your favorites! Fresh seafood, delicious steaks and sand­ wiches, along with one of the best views on the Island, can be found at The Wreck of The Salty Dog. Can’t decide where to start? Then sign up for Savor the Lowcountry for a fun and flavorful food tour with tastings at many of the Island’s best restaurants and specialty shops.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, especially if you’re spending the holidays on Hilton Head Island! From dazzling light displays and heartwarming productions to festive gatherings and inspirational concerts, there are countless ways to make merry this month. Following are just a few ways to make the most of this special season. Dog T-Shirt Factory in Bluffton’s Tanger Outlet 2 on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. or stop by the Bluffton store anytime to make a oneof-a-kind Salty Dog T-shirt at the Tie Dye Station. (843) 837-5511 or bluffton.saltydog.com.

Head over to Harbour Town through January 1 to experience the Harbour Town Lights featuring illuminated seasonal figures and a towering Christmas Tree, plus nightly live entertainment and family activities. Saturday evenings through December 17, stop by the Liberty Oak for the weekly Outdoor Movie Events to roast marshmallows, have your picture taken with Santa and watch classic holiday movies, including “Miracle on 34th Street,” “Polar Express” and “A Christmas Story” under the stars. Admission is complimentary with a donation of an unwrapped toy or canned goods to benefit The Deep Well Project. On December 23, Gregg Russell returns to his spot under the Liberty Oak with his Annual Christmas Concert from 7:30-9 p.m. and Santa plans to visit after the show. Holiday Fun in Harbour Town continues December 26-30 with classic holiday movies, marshmallow roasting, train rides, games and activities from 4-8 p.m. To ring in the New Year, stop by the Harbour Town Pool on December 31 at 10 a.m. for the 16th Annual Polar Bear Swim and hang around for the New Year’s Eve Celebration complete with food, fun, entertainment and live music with two ball drops from the top of the Lighthouse at 7 p.m. and midnight. For details on these holiday happenings, call (843) 842-1979 or visit seapines.com.

Through December 31, park the car and stroll through “the most tastefully tacky light display in the Southeast" during the Dove Street Festival of Lights in Shelter Cove Towne Centre. In addition to the thousands of twinkling lights lining Towne Centre Drive and glittering throughout the stores and restaurants, falling snow (bubbles), nightly live entertainment and volunteers collecting donations for the Disaster Relief & Recovery Fund and PEP (Programs for Exceptional People), the Island Rec. Center presents on-site Ice Skating. Admission for a 90-minute ice skating session is $10 or $6 for kids under 6 and includes skate rental. For details and the complete Dove Street entertainment schedule, call (843) 686-3090 or visit sheltercovetownecentre.com.

Santa has set up shop down in South Beach Marina Village this season. Check out the beautiful light displays and savor Christmas treats at Santa’s Village while writing and posting letters to the North Pole. Friday and Saturday, visit with the Jolly Ol’ Elf himself when he stops by the South Beach Inn from 3-7 p.m. For more information, call (843) 671-2232 or visit cal.saltydog.com. Children and well-behaved pets on a leash are welcome for Pictures With Santa at the The Salty

Before checking out all of the seasonal deals at Coligny Plaza, stop by the Coligny Theatre on Monday and Saturday mornings to watch Free Holiday Movies. “Frosty the Snowman (1969)” is the feature on December 5, followed by “Home Alone” on December 10, “Shrek the Halls” on December 12, “Elf” on December 17, “Mickey’s Christmas Carol” on December 19 and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” on December 24. (843) 842-6050 or colignyplaza.com.

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Next door in Shelter Cove Harbour, view the decorated boats in th marina while listening to the holiday music during Light Up The Harbour, on display thourhg January 1. sheltercovehiltonhead.com.

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The Annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration takes place on December 1 in the Tanger Outlet 2 Courtyard from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with the official revealing of the illuminated tree, plus festive performances by local school groups, crafts and activities led by the Coastal Discovery Museum and The Sandbox Children’s Museum, music, dancing, refreshments, prize giveaways, a text-to-win contest and visits with Santa. (843) 837-5410 or tangeroutlets.com. Join the Island Rec. Center on December 2 for the Winter Wonderland Festival in Shelter Cove Community Park from 4-8 p.m. This holiday celebration hosted by Santa and Mrs. Claus includes hayrides, carnival games, petting zoo, a children’s parade, a Golden Candy Cane Hunt and more. Admission is $10 for children ages 2-15 and free for adults. (843) 681-7273 or islandreccenter.org. Meet Chef Matt R. Moore of the Southern Living Test Kitchen, savor samples of signature dishes from the area’s top chefs and restaurants and bid on items at the silent auction when the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce presents the Annual Taste of the Season at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa in Palmetto Dunes on December 6. Tickets are $65 for general admission; $125 for VIP Experience tickets. (843) 341-8379 or hiltonheadisland.org. Experience the charm of Old Town Bluffton during the Weekend of Lights, December 2-3. On Friday, hop on board the free Holly Jolly Holiday Trolley to hear live holiday music, look at the luminaria lining Old Town and catch the Town Hall Tree Lighting at 5 p.m. On Saturday, the Annual

Town of Bluffton Christmas Parade kicks off at Town Hall at 10 a.m. and ends at Red Cedar Elementary on Pin Oak Street. For details, visit oldtownbluffton.com or townofbluffton.sc.gov. Based on the beloved film, the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina presents the heartwarming holiday musical, “White Christmas,” by Irving Berlin, December 7-31. The story of two buddies who put on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn and find their perfect mates in the bargain, this heartwarming musical adaptation is sure to put you in the holiday spirit. For tickets, call (843) 842-2787 or visit artshhi.com. A musical sleigh filled with favorites from traditional carols and generational family favorites to iconic Christmas songs of Bing Crosby, as well as a waltz or two, the Hilton Head Choral Society presents “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” at First Presbyterian Church on December 9. For details and tickets, call (843) 341-3818 or visit hiltonheadchoralsociety.org. Led by maestro John Morris Russell, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra’s “Holiday Pops” concert at First Presbyterian Church, December 11-12, is sure to delight all ages with the glorious sounds of the HHSOC, the heartwarming animated film, “The Snowman” and 2016 HHSO Youth Concerto Competition winner, Haeun Kim, performing Sarasate’s “Carmen Fantasy.” (843) 842-2055 or hhso.org. Event dates and times are subject to change without notice and many are subject to weather conditions. Please call or visit listed websites to confirm.

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Ongoing: Enjoy Happy Hour Crazy Crab Style daily in the bar at The Crazy Crab overlooking Jarvis Creek. Food and drink specials with one of the best sunset views on the Island. 104 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 681-5021 or www.thecrazycrab.com. Ongoing: Alligator & Wildlife Boat Tour with H2O Sports in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Get an up-close view of indigenous plant and animal life, including the American alligator, on a onehour guided boat tour. Reservations are required, call (843) 671-4386 or visit www.h2osports.com. Ongoing: Wine & Cheese Sunset Alligator 12

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Tour with H2O Sports in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. A 1.5-hour sunset tour for adults only with complimentary wine and cheese. Reservations are required, call (843) 671-4386 or visit www.h2osports.com. Ongoing: Savor the Lowcountry Food Tours, a fun and flavorful culinary tour of the Lowcountry’s best dining spots and gourmet shops. For reservations, call (844) 515-9192 or visit www. savorthelowcountry.com. Ongoing: The Art Academy of the Hilton Head Art League offers classes and workshops for all ages and skill levels. Pre-registration required. 106 Cordillo Pkwy. (843) 842-5738 or www.artleaguehhi.org. Mondays & Saturdays: Free Holiday Movies at the Coligny Theatre, 10 a.m. “Frosty the Snowman (1969)” on Dec. 5; “Home Alone” on Dec. 10; “Shrek the Halls” on Dec. 12; “Elf” on Dec. 17; “Mickey’s Christmas Carol” on Dec. 19; “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” on Dec. 24. 1 N. Forest Beach Dr. (843) 842-6050 or www.colignyplaza.com. Mondays: “Where Does the Power Come From?” complimentary golf clinic and exhibition led by former PGA Touring Pro Doug Weaver on hiltonhead.com


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Our restaurant has been one of the Islanders’ preferred dining spots for over 20 years. We offer a well rounded menu with many great seafood and steak selections, along with vegetarian and gluten free options, all with a southwestern flare. From the sounds of the live Ranchero guitar player to the smells rising from our mesquite grill, Santa Fe Café is a much welcomed reprieve for the senses.

Serving Lunch Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:00pm Dinner 5:00-10:00pm Nightly 807 William Hilton Parkway in Plantation Center santafehhi.com Live Entertainment Tuesday-Saturday Nights For Reservations Call 843.785.3838

Calendar the Robert Trent Jones Course in Palmetto Dunes, 4 p.m. Free custom club fitting and swing evaluations every Mon., Wed. & Fri., 9 a.m.-noon. (843) 785-1138 or www.palmettodunes.com. Mondays: Monday Night Tennis Exhibitions at The Sea Pines Racquet Club, 5:30 p.m. An exciting tennis demonstration with valuable tips, refreshments, prize drawings and traditional fishbowl sale. 5 Lighthouse Ln. (843) 363-4495 or www.seapines.com. Tuesday-Sunday: Gullah Heritage Trail Tours through 10 Native Islander neighborhoods established during the Civil War. Tours are Tues.-Sat. at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.; Sun. at noon. departing from the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Ln. (843) 681-7066 or www. gullaheritage.com. Tuesdays & Thursdays: May River Expeditions aboard research vessel Spartina led by Marine Biologist, Captain Amber Kuehn, 10 a.m.-noon. A two-hour exploration of Bluffton’s May River leaving from the Calhoun Street Dock. Reservations are required, call (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or book online at www.coastaldiscovery.org.

Tuesdays & Thursdays: Jazz by the Sea with the Mike Barbara Trio at Ocean Lounge in the Sea Pines Beach Club, 8-10 p.m. Guests must be 21 and older. 87 N. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 842-1888 or www.seapines.com/events. Tuesdays: Intermediate Bridge Lessons at the Hilton Head Island Bridge Club in Port Royal Plaza, 10 a.m.-noon. Cost is $10 per session. 95 Mathews Dr. For details, call (843) 689-6239 or email kbwalsh@roadrunner.com. Wednesday-Saturday: Headliner Kerry Pollock performs at the Comedy Magic Cabaret in South Island Square, 8 p.m. Teens are welcome if accompanied by an adult. 843 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. For tickets, call (843) 681-7757 or visit www.comedymagiccabaret.com. Thursdays: Farmers Market of Bluffton at Calhoun Cottages in Old Town Bluffton, 2-7 p.m. Fresh local produce, specialty items, prepared foods and live entertainment. 40 Calhoun Street. (843) 415-2447 www.farmersmarketbluffton.org. Fridays: Brush-Up Bridge Lessons at the Hilton Head Island Bridge Club in Port Royal Plaza, 10 a.m.-noon. 95 Mathews Dr. For details, (continued on page 44)

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Dining & Lounges Captain John’s Galley at The Salty Dog Café

­­­ South Beach Marina Village, The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. Enjoy seafood right out of the ocean and onto your plate. Serving great seafood, steaks, pasta and more in a fun, nautical atmosphere. Now serving lunch & dinner; Bar open late night. See ad pages 32 & 33. (843) 671-2233. saltydog.com.

Casey’s Sports Bar & Grille

New Orleans Rd., E-19 on map. GPS: 37 New Orleans Rd. Casey’s serves appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches and more, all made fresh in-house daily in a family-friendly atmosphere. Offering over 30 TVs for the sports enthusiast, nightly enter­tain­­ment, daily food and drink specials and friendly service where everyone is treated like an All Star. Enjoy $2.25 house liquors, $2.50 domestic bottle beer, $2 PBR and $4 Guinness drafts during Happy Hour, 4-7 p.m.; Daily and nightly entertainment. Open 11:30 a.m., Mon.-Sat.; 11 a.m., Sun. See ad page 15. (843) 785-2255. caseyshhi.com. 14

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Comedy Magic Cabaret

South Island Sq., F-24 on map. GPS: 843 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. Comedy Magic Cabaret presents national headliner Kerry Pollock on a regular basis with special guest performers approximately one week per month. All headliners are nationally touring comedy-magicians and standup comics. Comedy Magic Cabaret is also home to the smash hit comedy show BONK as seen in Las Vegas casinos and around the world. See ad page 15. (843) 681-7757. comedymagiccabaret.com.

The Crazy Crab at Harbour Town

Harbour Town, H-8 on map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Rd. Fresh local sea­food in a picturesque setting on the Harbour. Casual din­ing and great family fun. Enjoy local seafood favorites prepared any way you like. Kids Menu available. Serving lunch and din­ner daily. See ad page 3. (843) 363-2722. thecrazycrab.com.

The Crazy Crab on Jarvis Creek

Jarvis Creek, Q-24 on map. GPS: 104 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. Fresh local seafood in a picturesque setting on the water with casual dining and great family fun. Enjoy local sea­food favorites prepared any way you like. Kids Menu available. Serving lunch and dinner daily. Happy hiltonhead.com


Dining & Lounges Hour Specials 4-6 p.m. daily in the bar on Calls, Wells, House Wines and Margaritas, Frozen Drinks, Domestic Bottled Beer and the most scrumptious appetizers to be found on the Island—all served up with beautiful sunsets and waterfront views. See ad page 3. (843) 681-5021. thecrazycrab.com.

It’s Greek To Me

11 Lagoon Rd., across from Coligny Plaza, C-19 on map. GPS: 11 Lagoon Rd. A favorite of locals and visitors alike for over 20 years. Enjoy an array of specialty and authentic Greek dishes pre­pared from scratch using secret family recipes and only the finest ingre­dients. You will find an abundance of gluten-free items on the menu. Serving lunch and dinner from 11 a.m.9 p.m. daily. Dine indoors or on the spa­cious outdoor patio. Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. Take-out and Kids Menu available. Plenty of on-site parking for our customers. See ad page 14. (843) 842-4033. itsgreektomehhi.com.

Land’s End Tavern

South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr.

Serving everything from fresh sea­food to deli­cious steaks, it’s hard not to find something to enjoy, and almost impos­sible to forget the water­­front view. Open 8 a.m.-3 p.m. See ad pages 32 & 33. (843) 671-5456. saltydog.com.

Salty Dog Bluffton

Tanger 2, Mainland on map. GPS: 1414 Fording Island Rd. Salty Dog Bluffton is now open! After 29 years on the Island, The Salty Dog has ventured from South Beach and headed for the mainland. The new location in Tanger 2 offers a diverse menu including Jake’s Pizza, burgers, sandwiches, salads and seafood favorites. An Island-inspired dining room features a nautical theme and a live feed from the docks of South Beach Marina Village. The full bar provides the perfect spot to take a break from shopping or to relax after a long day. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily; Happy Hour, 4-7 p.m. See ad Outside Back Cover. (843) 837-3344. bluffton.saltydog.com.

The Salty Dog Café

South Beach Marina Village, The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. Enjoy the famous steamed shrimp, frozen drinks, casual atmosphere, great food and live entertainment at the Island’s favorite outdoor café

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By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery

Time to break out the punch bowl—not for any ordinary punch, but for our famous southern concoction, Chatham Artillery Punch. It is steeped in historic lore with the ability to “vanquish hardy men” if not consumed with care, not to mention that it truly is delicious. We can never really know the circumstances around the first appearance of this punch, but we do know a local Georgia militia known as the Chatham Artillery created it.

horse bucket filled with finely crushed ice to which a quart of brandy, whiskey and rum were poured and lemon and sugar added. The bucket was filled with Champagne and stirred to “delirious deliciousness.” Chatham Artillery Punch has been called the strongest punch in history. It is a delicious, seductive and powerful mix known to vanquish decorated admirals and generals in ways that battle gunfire could not.

As told by Savannah's River House restaurant, the recipe has been around for about as long as the Chatham Artillery—which was formed in 1786. When George Washington visited the city in 1791 during his Presidential Tour, he gifted the Artillery with two cannons his troops had captured during the decisive Battle of Yorktown. In return, they celebrated with dinners and toasts that involved this potent punch. However, skeptics view this account as one of many “George Washington Was Here” stories.

One famous victim, war hero Admiral George Dewey of the 1898 Battle of Manila Bay, surrendered to Chatham Artillery Punch during a visit to Savannah in 1900. Horrified by this humiliation of a national hero, journalists of the day chose to soften the blow to the American public by calling his drunken evening nothing more than a bout of indigestion from the mixture’s acids and a bad salad. So, this holiday season, enjoy this punch with good cheer, but use caution!

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Another version courtesy of Paste Magazine goes like this: After returning to Savannah from a drill in Macon, Georgia, in the1850s, the Republican Blues were welcomed back by Sergeant A.B. Luce and the Chatham Artillery. Luce concocted a punch using a

The perfect bottle of handcrafted artisan wine awaits at Island Winery on Cardinal Rd. Complimentary tastings, wine by the glass and cheese platters are available MondaySaturday from 12:305:30 p.m. and Sunday, 12-4 p.m. (843) 842-3141 or islandwinery.com.

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Dining & Lounges overlooking beautiful Braddock’s Cove. Now serving lunch & dinner; Bar open late night. See ad pages 32 & 33. (843) 671-2233. saltydog.com.

Santa Fe Café

Plantation Center, F-23 on map. GPS: 807 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. For more than 20 years Santa Fe Café has been the locals’ choice for authentic New Mexican food. When you step into Santa Fe Café, you step into the Southwest. The restaurant offers many dining options to make sure your visit is unforget­table. Serving lunch, Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; dinner, nightly, 5-10 p.m. Live music is per­formed Tues.Sat. evenings. Reservations are sug­gest­ed. See ad page 13. (843) 785-3838. santafehhi.com.

Savor the Lowcountry

Embark on a fun and flavorful walking culinary tour of the Lowcountry’s best dining spots and gourmet shops. Sample delicious tastings while learning interesting tidbits about our Island’s rich history. Choose from 3 delicious Savor the Lowcountry offerings: Savor The Village at Wexford, Savor Coligny or Savor Harbour Town. Come Savor the Lowcountry with us today! See ad page 17. (844) 515-9192. savorthelowcountry.com.

Stellini Italian Restaurant

Executive Park Dr., E-19 on map. GPS: 15 Pope Ave. Executive Park. Voted Best Italian Restaurant. The consistency, the quality—that’s why customers keep coming back. Popular Italian menu from the Little Italy sec­tion of New York and Northern New Jersey. Fresh seafood, veal, beef, poultry and more. Extensive wine list, Early Bird Specials, children’s menu and take-out avail­able. Reservations suggested. Serving Mon.-Sat., 5-9:30 p.m. (843) 785-7006. stellinihhi.com.

The Wreck of the Salty Dog

South Beach Marina Village, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. Over­­­­­­looking Braddock’s Cove at South Beach Marina. Offering casual dining with the same spirit as The Salty Dog Café. Fresh seafood, delicious steaks, sandwiches and tempt­ing cock­tails in a nautical atmosphere with one of the best views on the Island. Call for hours. Open seasonally. See ad pages 32 & 33. (843) 671-SEAS (7327). saltydog.com. hiltonhead.com DECEMBER 2016 ISLAND EVENTS 17


Holiday Dining Casey’s Sports Bar & Grille 37 New Orleans Rd., (843) 785-2255 caseyshhi.com Christmas Eve - 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Christmas Day - Closed New Year’s Eve - 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. New Year’s Day - 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m. The Crazy Crab Harbour Town 149 Lighthouse Rd., (843) 363-2722 thecrazycrab.com Christmas Eve - From 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Christmas Day - Closed New Year’s Eve - From 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. New Year’s Day - From 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek Hwy. 278 on Jarvis Creek, (843) 681-5021 thecrazycrab.com Christmas Eve - From 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Christmas Day - Closed New Year’s Eve - From 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. New Year’s Day - From 11:30 a.m.9 p.m. It’s Greek To Me 11 Lagoon Rd., (843) 842-4033 itsgreektomesc.com 18

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Christmas Eve - 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Christmas Day - Closed New Year’s Eve - Noon-9 p.m. New Year’s Day - Closed The Salty Dog Café 232 South Sea Pines Drive, (843) 671-2233 saltydog.com Christmas Eve - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Christmas Day - Closed New Year’s Eve - From 8 a.m.-9 p.m. New Year’s Day - Please call for hours of operation. Santa Fe Café 807 Wm Hilton Pkwy., (843) 785-3838 santafecafehiltonhead.com Christmas Eve - Closed Christmas Day - Closed New Year’s Eve - 5-10 p.m. New Year’s Day - 5-10 p.m. Please call ahead to confirm times. hiltonhead.com


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Arts & Services BEACH GEAR/BABY ITEM RENTALS LowSea Bike, Beach & Baby Rentals

The Sea Pines Resort. Offering beach umbrellas, chairs, towels, coolers, wagons, tubs and carts, along with toys and games, for your enjoyment at the beach. Available baby gear includes a wide variety of cribs, strollers, high chairs, booster seats, swings and much more. All items meet current safety standards while keeping your baby clean and happy. Free delivery, setup and pickup. See ad page 53. Order online or call (843) 384-9322. hiltonheadbikerental.com.

Yankee Pedaler Rentals

Family-owned and -operated for over 20 years, Yankee Pedaler offers a wide array of quality beach and baby gear rentals to help make your stay more convenient and enjoyable. Rental items include cribs, roll-away beds, joggers, high chairs, beach chairs, umbrellas and more. Free Island-wide delivery and pickup. Ask for the Island Events special. See ad page 38. Reserve online or call (843) 785-2021. 20

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ONLINE VACATION PLANNING HiltonHead.com

Planning your next Hilton Head Island vacation? The perfect vacation is just a click away at hiltonhead.com. Find accommodations, dining, nightlife, activities, golf, real estate information, a detailed calendar of events, tide tables, beach information and more. This popular website also features area maps and deals/discounts. See ad page 63. (843) 757-9889. hiltonhead.com.

THEATRE Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Hwy. 278 at Shelter Cove Harbour, G-24 on map. GPS: 14 Shelter Cove Ln. This remarkable showcase for professional performing and visual arts even has cultural festivals and educational outreach, and proves that life on our legendary white sand shores is so much more than a day at the beach. With exciting musicals, dramas and comedies, we’re a treat, and the best entertainment this side of New York. Call for reser­vations and ticket infor­mation. See ad

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Lodging & Real Estate ACCOMMODATIONS Hilton Head Accommodations

Off Pope Ave., E-18 on map. GPS: 20 Executive Park Rd. Let our Vacation Counselors assist with your Hilton Head holiday while saving you time and money. We represent all the popular Hilton Head Island resorts, as well as home and villa vacation rentals, at all price points–many of which include FREE golf, tennis, bicycles and wireless internet. See ad page 19. (843) 842-6556, ext. 3. hiltonheadusa.com.

HiltonHead.com

Planning your next Hilton Head Island getaway? Find accommodations, dining, nightlife, activities, golf and real estate information, a detailed calendar of events, tide tables, beach information and more. This popular website is a guide to the Lowcountry and features area maps and deals/ discounts. See ad page 63. (843) 757-9889. hiltonhead.com.

South Beach Inn and Vacation Rentals

South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. Offering weekly and nightly rates with all the ameni­ties of a large resort and the personal

touch of a local bed & breakfast. Stay and play for a week or a day. Within walking distance of South Beach Marina and The Salty Dog Cafe. See ad pages 32-33. (843) 671-6498 or Toll Free (800) 367-3909. sbinn.com.

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Premier Island Properties

The Sea Pines Center, E-8 on map. GPS: 71 Lighthouse Rd., Ste. 515. Premier Island Properties - Property Management offers excellent service, combined with unique traditional and internet-based marketing techniques for their clients’ distinctive properties. Call today to discuss a property management program that meets your needs. See ad page 21. (843) 816-2547. hiltonheadluxuryproperties.com.

TIMESHARE RESALES Resort Source Timeshare Resales

Executive Park Rd., off Pope Ave., E-18 on map. GPS: 20 Executive Park Rd. Like so many of us, you have fallen in love with Hilton Head Island. Now is the perfect time to consider own­ing your vacation with a timeshare. Stop by before you purchase anywhere else, or call to compare a timeshare you already own. Ask about our spe­ cial resort preview packages. See ad page 19. (843) 842-6556, ext. 4. hiltonheadforless.com.

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DEC 2016

ISLAND STYLE ‘Tis the season for holiday gift giving and fashion resolutions! Whether you’re in the market for the perfect present or want to start off the new year in signature style, you’ll find everything you need at Hilton Head Island’s hundreds of boutiques, specialty shops and factory outlet stores.

RELAXED

Salty Dog T-Shirt Factory & Jake’s Cargo South Beach Marina Village (843) 671-2232 67 Arrow Road (843) 842-6331 Tanger Outlet 2, Bluffton (843) 837-5511 saltydog.com

DYNAMIC

Coligny Hilton Head 1 N. Forest Beach Drive (843) 842-6050 colignyplaza.com

RUSTIC

Outside Hilton Head The Plaza at Shelter Cove (843) 686-6996 outsidehiltonhead.com

DARING

Tropical Outfitters Circle Center (843) 842-9511 tropicaloutfittershhi.com


REFINED

The Blue Parrot Fine Gifts The Village at Wexford (843) 785-9877 blueparrotgifts.com

DEPENDABLE

Birkenstock And More Hilton Head Village 1460 Fording Island Road, Bluffton (843) 837-3562

DRAMATIC

Forsythe Jewelers The Shops at Sea Pines Center (843) 671-7070 forsythejewelers.biz

REFLECTIVE

Jake’s Shore Thing The Plaza at Shelter Cove (843) 686-2330

DETAILED

The Silver Garden The Village Exchange (407) 595-2119 thesilvergarden.net Call individual retailers for availability of featured merchandise.


THE JOY OF GIVING

Village at Wexford E-8 Hilton Head Island 800.252.6653 • blueparrotgifts.com

Shopping ­­BAIT & TACKLE Blue Water TackleShop

South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. T-shirts, charter fish­­­ing, bait, fishing tack­le, beach gear and crab­bing sup­plies. Call for reserva­tions and avail­ability. See ad page 40. (843) 671-3060. bluewaterhhi.com.

CLOTHING – CHILDREN’S Jake’s Shore Thing

The Plaza at Shelter Cove (next to Whole Foods Market), G-27 on map. GPS: 50 Shelter Cove Ln. Hilton Head’s only “Life is good® Genuine Neighborhood Shoppe.” We offer the full line of “Life is good” products fea­turing jewelry, cloth­­ing for adults, youth, toddler and baby, as well as beach toys, hats, blan­­kets, bibs, sippy cups, coloring books and lunch boxes. All pow­ered by Optimism. Open daily at 10 a.m. See ad page 29. (843) 686-2330.

CLOTHING – LADIES’ AND MEN’S Camp Hilton Head

Harbour Town (near the Lighthouse), H-8 on 24

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map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Rd.; Shelter Cove Harbour, H-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln.; Coligny Plaza (oceanside), C-18 on map. GPS: 1 N. Forest Beach Dr. For the past 33 years, the lat­est styles in unique im­printed resort wear for kids and adults, and spe­cial­­ized Hilton Head gifts and souvenirs have been avail­able to “Take Hilton Head Home.” Logoed casual clothing, hats, dress­­­­es and spe­­cialty items are available. Open daily. See ad page 2. (843) 671-3600, 671-4633, 842-3666, 686-4877. camphiltonhead.com.

Hilton Head Shirt Company

The Fresh Market Shoppes, G-22 on map. GPS: 890 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. A large selection of screen­printed T-shirts, sweat­shirts, jack­ets, shorts, hats, dresses, em­broi­dered polo shirts, as well as sou­venir and gift items, are available for every­one. Imprinted and spe­cialty cloth­ing for the entire family. Open daily. See ad page 2. (843) 686-5099. camphiltonhead.com.

Jake’s Shore Thing

The Plaza at Shelter Cove (next to Whole Foods Market), G-27 on map. GPS: 50 Shelter Cove Ln. Hilton Head’s only “Life is good® Genuine Neighborhood Shoppe.” We fea­ture the full line of “Life is good” products, including cloth­­ing for the entire family, hats, mugs, bags, hiltonhead.com


Shopping water bottles, golf balls, beach toys, dog items, jewelry and more. All powered by Optimism. Open daily at 10 a.m. See ad page 29. (843) 686-2330.

Lilly Pulitzer S.M. Bradford Co.

Village at Wexford, F-19 on map, GPS: 1000 Wm. Hilton Pkwy.; Harbour Town, H-8 on map, GPS: 149 Lighthouse Rd. Fresh, feminine, flattering, fun—these are the qualities that define Lilly Pulitzer! Lilly Pulitzer S.M. Bradford Co. offers Lilly’s amazing line of children’s apparel. Vineyard Vines and other complementary lines are offered, as well. Nestled in the charming Village at Wexford on Hilton Head Island, Lilly Pulitzer S.M. Bradford Co. is a destination you will not want to miss! Open every day in season. See ad page 27. (843) 686-6161.

Outside Hilton Head

The Plaza at Shelter Cove, G-27 on map. GPS: 50 Shelter Cove Ln.; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Rd. We have all you need for the perfect day outside, with a great selection of premiere outdoor lines including The North Face, Patagonia, Columbia and the Island’s best selection of sandals from Maui Jim, Costa Del Mar and more. Protective sun clothing, beach tents, toys, kayaks, SUPs and a variety of luggage and sportswear for men and women are also available. See ad page 55. (843) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

The Salty Dog T-Shirt Factory

Located at South Beach Marina in Sea Pines Plantation, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr.; Arrow Rd., H-18 on map. GPS: 67 Arrow Rd.; Tanger 2, Mainland on map. GPS: 1414 Fording Island Rd. The Salty Dog Cafe has been a Hilton Head tradition since 1987. Available at three Hilton Head Island locations or online at saltydog.com. See ad pages 32-33 & Outside Back Cover. Open daily. Sea Pines: (843) 842-6331 (Arrow Rd.), (843) 671-2232 (South Beach) and (843) 837-5511 (Tanger 2).

Tropical Outfitters

Circle Center, C-17 on map. GPS: 70 Pope Ave., Ste. K. The best beach shop on the Island, with the best prices. We have everything under the sun and more, with a large selection of T-shirts, hats, visors, sweatshirts, casual wear, specialty toys, beach accessories, Groovy Girls and Hilton Head sou­­venirs. Custom printing avail­able. See ad page 7. (843) 842-9511. tropicaloutfittershhi.com. hiltonhead.com DECEMBER 2016 ISLAND EVENTS 25


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Christmas at Coligny!

For over 60 years, locals and visitors to Hilton Head Island have made Coligny their go-to place for finding whatever “IT” is. From finding all your Christmas needs, to watching a game at one of your favorite Coligny Restaurants, to catching a movie at the Theatre – You’ll find it all here!

We hope to see you soon!

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Shopping

GIFTS

DESSERTS Coligny Plaza, C-18 on map. GPS: 1 N. Forest Beach Dr. Here you will find 16 flavors of homemade fudge, a wide variety of hand-dipped chocolates, candies and corporate gifts, along with a large selection of gift boxes and accessories, all made from scratch with the finest ingredients available. Locally-owned and -operated. Don’t miss out on the pralines every Friday! Shipping available. (843) 842-4280. islandfudge.com.

The Village at Wexford, Hwy. 278 at Mile Marker 10.5. F-19 on map. GPS: 1000 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. The Blue Parrot Fine Gifts is filled with everything from paintings and sculptures to jewelry and fine craftwork. Featuring the Island’s only Pandora Shop-In-Shop which offers a complete line of Pandora jewelry and charms. Blue Parrot has handsome weathervanes and birdfeeders, plus magnificent tide clocks in all shapes and sizes. Make it a point to visit The Blue Parrot Fine Gifts. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See ad page 24. (843) 785-9877. blueparrotgifts.com.

Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt

Forsythe Jewelers

The Island Fudge Shoppe

Park Plaza Shopping Center, Office Park Rd., F-17 on map. GPS: 33 Office Park Rd. At Sweet Frog, you create your own combination of deli­cious soft-serve frozen yogurt, and finish it off with any toppings you choose! The toppings bar is stocked fresh every day with the best ingre­dients for a light healthy treat, a swirling decadent dessert and everything in between! You pick the flavors, you add the toppings, you make it your way! Patio seat­ing. Open daily, noon-10 p.m. See ad page 14. (843) 689-3764. 26

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The Blue Parrot Fine Gifts

The Shops at Sea Pines Center, E-8 on map. GPS: 71 Lighthouse Rd. En­joy the largest selection ever of joyful MacKenzie-Childs terra cotta ceramicware, glassware and furniture. Offering gifts for gentle­men, home decor, baby boutique and bridal registry. See ad page 31. (843) 671-7070. forsythejewelers.biz.

Jake’s Cargo

Located at South Beach Marina in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. Supplying gifts for pets and the people who hiltonhead.com


Shopping

(843) 842-6331 (Arrow Rd.), (843) 671-2232 (South Beach) and (843) 837-5511 (Tanger 2).

love them. South Beach Marina’s biggest place to get all your favorite Salty Dog gear and pet souvenirs. Open daily. See ad pages 32-33. (843) 671-5022. saltydog.com.

South Beach General Store

Jake’s Shore Thing

The Plaza at Shelter Cove (next to Whole Foods Market), G-27 on map. GPS: 50 Shelter Cove Ln. Hilton Head’s only “Life is good® Genuine Neighbor­hood Shoppe.” We feature the full line of “Life is good” products, including cloth­­ing for the entire family, hats, mugs, bags, water bottles, golf balls, beach toys, dog items, jewelry and more. All powered by Optimism. Open daily at 10 a.m. See ad page 29. (843) 686-2330.

The Salty Dog T-Shirt Factory

Located at South Beach Marina in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr.; Arrow­Rd., H-18 on map. GPS: 67 Arrow Rd.; Tanger 2, Mainland on map. GPS: 1414 Fording Island Rd. The Salty Dog Cafe has been a Hilton Head tradition since 1987. Available at three Hilton Head Island loca­tions or online at saltydog.com. See ad pages 32-33 & Outside Back Cover. Open daily. Sea Pines:

South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. Convenience items, along with special gourmet products. A complete line of logoed clothing, hats, dresses, shirts and gifts for every­one. Open daily. See ad page 2. (843) 671-6784. camphiltonhead.com.

JEWELRY Forsythe Jewelers

The Shops at Sea Pines Center, E-8 on map. GPS: 71 Lighthouse Rd. Since 1927, three generations have been dealing in quality, inte­gri­ty and service. Offering unique jewelry, estate sales and unusual gifts. Special­izing in custom designs, expert repairs and dis­creet jewelry bro­kerage. Look for us on Facebook. See ad page 31. (843) 671-7070. forsythejewelers.biz.

The Silver Garden

The Village Exchange, G-17 on map. GPS: 32 Palmetto Bay Rd. Silversmiths Jim and Linda Saylor design and create one-of-a-kind sterling silver jewelry in their on-Island boutique. Custom orders, remakes and repairs are their specialty.

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Shopping Home of the coordinates cuff for men and women. “Life is too short to wear department store jewelry.” Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. See ad page 29. (407) 595-2119 or thesilvergarden.net.

OUTLETS Hilton Head Shirt Company

The Fresh Market Shoppes, G-22 on map. GPS: 890 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. A large selection of screen­printed T-shirts, sweat­shirts, jackets, shorts, hats, dresses, em­broi­dered polo shirts, as well as souvenir and gift items for everyone. Open daily. See ad page 2. (843) 686-5099. camphiltonhead.com.

Tanger Outlets

USEFUL FACTS ABOUT

South Carolina

Shop Tanger Outlets located 1 and 2 miles west of Hilton Head Island on Hwy. 278, Mainland on map. Tanger 1, GPS: 1256 Fording Island Rd.; Tanger 2, GPS: 1414 Fording Island Rd. Tanger 2 is open with over 45 brand name stores and Tanger 1 is now open with new stores and great buys. When shoppers hear the name Tanger, they know that it stands for great quality, huge selec­ tion and out­standing value. FREE Wi-Fi available. Open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.7 p.m. See ad pages 4-5. (843) 837-5410. tangeroutlet.com.

QUILTING Island Quilters

State Capital State Nickname Land Area Coastline Population

Columbia The Palmetto State 31,113 Square Miles 187 Miles of Coastline 4.8 Million

STATE SYMBOLS AND EMBLEMS State Bird State Flower State Tree State Song State Gemstone State Stone State Animal State Fish State Game Bird State Dance State Fruit State Shell State Beverage State Dog State Insect State Reptile 28

Carolina Wren Yellow Jessamine Palmetto Carolina Amethyst Blue Granite White-tail Deer Striped Bass Wild Turkey The Shag Peach Lettered Olive Milk Boykin Spaniel Carolina Mantid Loggerhead Turtle

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Park Plaza Shopping Center, F-17 on map. GPS: 33-B Office Park Rd. A full line of kits, fabrics, tools and notions for beginner to expert quilters can be found here. All fabrics are 100% cotton quilting quality. Come celebrate our Grand Re-opening under new ownership. Open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment. See ad page 28. (843) 842-4500. islandquilters.com.

SHOES Birkenstock And More

In Hilton Head Village, off Hwy. 278 next to Tanger Outlet 2 and Old Navy, Mainland on map. GPS: 1460 Fording Island Rd. #140. We offer Birkenstock, Dansko, FitFlop, Olukai, Vionic, Keen, UGG, Vibram and many other amazing brands. We now carry Injinji socks and everything from classic comfort shoes and clogs to fashionable and water-resistant sandals, all in great styles with the comfort and quality Birkenstock is known for. See ad page 25. (843) 837-3562. hiltonhead.com


Shopping Outside Hilton Head

The Plaza at Shelter Cove, G-27 on map. GPS: 50 Shelter Cove Ln.; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Rd. The Island’s fun and performance shoe source, with great fashions from UGG, Frye, Sport and perform­­­ance from Keen, Solomon, The North Face, FiveFingers, Vasque, plus a huge selec­tion of sandals from Olukai, Rainbow, Reef, Sanuk, Teva and many more. See ad page 55. (843) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

SHOPPING CENTERS Coligny Hilton Head Island

Coligny Circle across from the beach, C-18 on map. GPS: 1 N. Forest Beach Dr. Since 1955, locals have made Coligny their go-to place for finding whatever “IT” is while millions of visitors make Coligny part of their family tradition of enjoying all the Island has to offer. With over 60 shops and 15 restaurants, there is truly something for everyone. Visit the website for the entertainment schedule. See ad page 26. (843) 842-6050. colignyplaza.com.

Tanger Outlets

Shop Tanger Outlets located 1 and 2 miles west of Hilton Head Island on Hwy. 278, Mainland on map. Tanger 1, GPS: 1256 Fording Island Rd.; Tanger 2, GPS: 1414 Fording Island Rd. Tanger 2 is open with over 45 brand name stores and Tanger 1 is now open with new stores and great buys. When shoppers hear the name Tanger, they know that it stands for great quality, huge selec­tion and out­standing value. FREE Wi-Fi available. Open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. See ad pages 4-5. (843) 837-5410. tangeroutlet.com.

WINERIES/RETAIL SHOPS Island Winery

Off Mathews Drive, L-34 on map. GPS: 12 Cardinal Rd. #A. Our grapes are shipped to us from all over the world to produce high quality wines right here on Hilton Head Island. Visit our winery and enjoy a tasting. Our selec­tion is sure to please, ranging from Old World, vinted dry wines to our Lowcountry Specialty wines. Open Mon.-Sat., 12:30-5:30 p.m.; Sun., 12-4 p.m. Enjoy wine by the glass and a cheese platter during store hours. Cheese platter is complimentary with the purchase of three or more bottles of wine! See ad page 17. (843) 842-3141. islandwinery­­.com. hiltonhead.com DECEMBER 2016 ISLAND EVENTS 29


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Wear THIS: Holiday Edition By Alexsis Gladstone

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us, which means shopping, shopping and more shopping. Throw a couple of holiday parties into the mix, a themed ballet or two and you have an exciting, busy, month ahead! The Christmas season is a wonderful time in the Lowcountry as the weather turns cooler and holiday lights sparkle in the streets. Peek through our handy guide to find all the events you don’t want to miss—and then incorporate the glitz and glamor of the holiday season into your wardrobe.

A Christmas Play

Starry Nights, Bright Lights

A White Christmas on Hilton Head, who would’ve imagined? Join in the festive fun as Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” takes center stage, December 7-31! You’re invited to the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina to listen to beloved holiday music and feel the loving warmth of Christmas. Find your favorite red cashmere sweater and pair it with a festive, chic, plaid skirt of creams and greens, or head in the opposite direction and go for glamour wearing your prettiest green dress accessorized with cream pumps and a light fur scarf. Hilton Head Tanger Outlets are the place to shop for the best holiday wardrobe and accessories, as cashmere can be found at Saks Off 5th and other factory stores with pretty plaids waiting to be discovered at J. Crew. And don’t forget to check out all the awesome holiday specials before you shop!

While out and about attending those holiday parties, be sure to remember local holiday light displays. Head to Shelter Cove Towne Centre for the Dove Street Festival of Lights, a dazzling display of lights strung up and down the street and in the shops. Enjoy life-size nutcrackers and snowmen providing photo opportunities, as bubbles fall from the sky like snow. If you’re on the south end of the Island, head to Harbor Town and make sure to check out the 30-foot Christmas Tree and the famous Harbor Town Lighthouse lit up for the season. Wear your prettiest pea coat and a festive scarf of reds and greens with a dark pair of jeans and a dazzling sweater to compete with the lights! Throw in some hot chocolate, and you’ve got a very merry holiday season. Don’t forget to bring a can or two of non-perishable food items as a donation for The Deep Well Project to help those who might go without during the holidays.


Community Worship ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL CHURCH 3001 Meeting St. • 681-8333 ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER 1 Mathews Dr., Ste. 101 • 815-5820 BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH 2800 Main St. • 681-8713 CENTRAL CHURCH OF GOD 975 William Hilton Pkwy. • 686-5995 CENTRAL OAK GROVE BAPTIST 161 Mathews Dr. • 681-5784 CHAPEL WITHOUT WALLS 4501 Meeting St. • 682-2323

2800 Meeting St. • 681-6100 CONGREGATION BETH YAM SYNAGOGUE 4501 Meeting St. • 689-2178 FIRST AFRICAN BAPTIST CHURCH 70 Beach City Rd. • 681-6427 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 100 S. Forest Beach Dr. • 785-4478 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 540 William Hilton Pkwy. • 681-3696 GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH 450 Spanish Wells Rd. • 681-6698

BAPTIST CHURCH 382 Squire Pope Rd. • 681-3678 NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH 80 Gum Tree Rd. • 681-8327 NORTH ISLAND BAPTIST CHURCH 3800 Main St. • 689-3800 PROVIDENCE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 171 Cordillo Pkwy. • 842-5673 QUEEN CHAPEL A.M.E. 114 Beach City Rd. • 681-3315 RESURRECTION CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CHURCH 296 Spanish Wells Rd. • 689-3625

HILTON HEAD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 235 William Hilton Pkwy. • 689-6362

ST. ANDREW BY-THE-SEA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 20 Pope Ave. • 785-4711

CHRISTIAN RENEWAL CHURCH 95 Gardner Dr. • 342-5433

HILTON HEAD COMMUNITY CHURCH 860 William Hilton Pkwy. • 681-3399

ST. FRANCIS BY THE SEA CATHOLIC CHURCH 45 Beach City Rd. • 681-6350

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH 4 Park Lane • 785-9556

HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH 24 Pope Ave. • 785-2895

ST. JAMES BAPTIST CHURCH 209 Beach City Rd. • 681-6446

CHURCH OF CHRIST 23 Bow Circle • 686-2323

ISLAND LUTHERAN CHURCH (MO. SYNOD) 4400 Main St. • 689-5200

ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 50 Pope Ave. • 785-4099

CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH 829 William Hilton Pkwy. • 785-5560

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS

MT. CALVARY MISSIONARY

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST 8 Park Lane • 341-2732

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UP CLOSE By Allyson Jones

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he third time’s the charm for Kerry Pollock, a veteran Vegas performer and illusion designer, who along with his wife Kelly, recently re-opened the Hilton Head Comedy Magic Cabaret in South Island Square. After several years above a restaurant in Shelter Cove Harbour, the couple found a new venue and were set to move, but the deal fell through. After another search, they found the ideal spot for their cozy, candlelit cabaret which they have renovated from the ground up. “We wound up in the best place we could be right now,” says Kerry, pointing out the ground floor, handicap accessible entrance. “Great landlords, great neighbors and great parking… we love it here.”

“We don’t bring in a different comic every week,” he explains. “We’re doing it more like a Vegas show where I change the act a lot throughout a season—and even during the week—because I have a lot of material and I ad lib a lot. Then, every fourth or fifth week, we’ll bring in a guest act, so we don’t have to pay two comics, lodge them, fly them in. With that formula, we can actually make enough profit that we’ll be here for a long time. If we have a slow week, I just don’t get paid as much.” “People like it because they don’t have to guess what the show will be like if they want to bring their teenagers with them,” he adds. “They know what to expect. It’s been working great for us.”

Meanwhile, patrons love his “funny not filthy” material geared towards adults, yet suitable for teens attending the show with their families. Relying heavily on word-of-mouth advertising from area concierges and previous guests, the Comedy Magic Cabaret currently holds the top spot on TripAdvisor for Hilton Head Nightlife.

Like the business model, the club’s menu is successful in its simplicity, with a selection of sandwiches served on locally-sourced bread, soft pretzels and other finger foods, plus desserts featuring Hilton Head Ice Cream. The full bar offers specialty cocktails, such as the Daufuskie Hurricane created with local rum, wine by the glass and an assortment of popular beers, including River Dog IPA and Palmetto Amber.

Resident headliner Kerry Pollock credits their entertainment business model for much of the club’s success.

Although he primarily worked corporate events and casinos while creating illusions for himself and other well-known magicians, Kerry

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aspect…that is until he decided to build his own props to automate his show. Other magicians noticed and requested his illusions for their own acts.

performed at Island clubs off and on for 25 years. When friends John Biddle and Mike Paskevitch closed the Hilton Head Comedy Club, the Pollocks saw an opportunity to open their own venue in the empty space. “I love the audiences in Vegas, but we get a good crowd here,” says Kerry. “They’ll have a drink or two, but don’t get drunk—they come for the show.” “Magic was a hobby when I was a kid and I always loved it,” Kerry says, although he got away from the craft as a teen and went on to a career of design and engineering. Quitting his corporate job at 23, he then did freelance engineering design while captaining parasailing charters in Lake Erie and performing at popular comedy clubs in the Cleveland area. “I had three business cards in my pocket for a while,” he says with a laugh. “I wasn’t sure what I wanted to be when I grew up…and I’m still not sure I even want to grow up.” As Kerry’s comedy and magic career took off, he phased out the engineering

“That business just started by accident and now I’m basically the go-to guy if it requires some crazy engineering,” he states. “I’m working on other projects for David Copperfield—both his show and his island in the Bahamas—and I’ve done a lot of stuff for Penn & Teller, Criss Angel…all of them.” A lot of this “fun stuff” has been incorporated into the Pollock’s own club, including the moving eyes in the Alexander poster on the wall, a floating deck of cards and a treasure chest exactly like the one Kerry made for NFL player Jon Dorenbos that he used to earn a spot in the finals of “America’s Got Talent.” While she doesn’t usually entertain the crowds from the stage (unless she’s serving as the BONK! Babe), Kelly is a partner in the club and stays busy promoting and managing all aspects of the venue; plus handling reservations and greeting guests at the door. One visit to the club and you'll understand why she's often mentioned in TripAdvisor and Yelp reviews. This holiday season, head over to the Hilton Head Comedy Magic Cabaret in South Island Square for “funny not filthy” entertainment the whole family will enjoy. Through December 4, comedian Robert Dubac headlines with his “Caution, Men Thinking” show and plans for a New Year’s Eve Party are in the works. The club is also available year-round for corporate and private events. Call (843) 681-7757 or visit comedymagiccabaret. com for details and tickets. Read the entire interview with Kerry Pollock online at hiltonhead.com.

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Activities AERIAL ADVENTURES Hilton Head Helicopter Tours

38 Gateway Cir., L-35 on map. GPS: 38 Gateway Cir. From the helicopter, you get a unique perspective and a whole new feel for the Lowcountry. You’ll see miles of beaches and meandering creeks teeming with wildlife. Fly over the beautiful Harbour Town Marina and even the Lighthouse! This attraction will ensure memories for a lifetime and allow you to check one off the bucket list! Helicopter flights are very smooth and pilots encourage you to bring a camera to capture such a memorable experience. See ad page 43. (843) 505-7182. flyhhi.com.

BIKE RENTALS Bicycle Billy’s

Heritage Plaza, off Pope Ave., C-18 on map. GPS: 81 Pope Ave. For over two decades, Bicycle Billy’s has provided quality bikes and excellent customer service, enabling customers to enjoy their biking experience while vacationing. Free delivery and pick-up including Sea Pines, Shipyard, Palmetto Dunes, Forest Beach and Folly Field. See ad page 49. (843) 785-7851. bicyclebilly.com.

Discover Hilton Head Bike Tours

Shelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln. Hilton Head is a bicyclist’s paradise. This fun interpretive tour will take a route designed to mix paved bike paths, back road and beach cruising at an easy pace on flat elevation. Your guide will lead you to significant historic sites, fantastic vistas, woodlands, wetlands and the beach. Simply a great day on Hilton Head for the whole family. See ad page 55. (843) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

Gracie’s Bike Rentals

“Great bikes – Great prices” is our motto and is exactly what you will get when you rent from us! Formerly known as Island Bike Rentals, we offer quality Fuji brand bikes for rent in adult and children’s sizes that are comfortable and easy to ride. We also offer FREE delivery and pick up Island-wide with free baskets, locks and baby seats included in the rental price. Kids carts are available to rent, if your child would prefer to relax while you ride. See ad page 45. (843) 816-1701. info@graciesbikerentals.com or graciesbikerentals.com.

Hilton Head Bicycle Company

Arrow Rd., H-18 on map. GPS: 112 Arrow Rd. Specializing in bike rentals, service and sales. No hidden costs—free delivery/pick-up, baskets, child carriers and locks. Cruisers, mountain and

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Activities tandem bikes. Helmets available. See ad page 44. (843) 686-6888. hiltonheadbicycle.com.

LowSea Bike, Beach & Baby Rentals

The Sea Pines Resort. LowSea Bike, Beach and Baby Rentals is a fully-insured, family-owned and -operated rental company. We provide clean, topquality equip­ment and accessories for the entire family. We have bike rentals for everyone, including bike trailers and child seats. We have a wide variety of baby items to rent, including cribs, highchairs, strollers and much more. We also have many beach items to rent, including umbrellas and chairs. Free delivery, locks, baskets and pick-up. 24-hour crib delivery. See ad page 53. (843) 384-9322. hiltonheadbikerental.com.

Mike’s Bikes Bicycle Rentals

Beach City Rd., M-36 on map. GPS: 136 Beach City Rd., Unit B. Family-owned and -operated, Mike’s Bikes is committed to providing you with safe, quality bikes and excellent customer service. Delivery and pick up in Sea Pines, Shipyard, Palmetto Dunes, Port Royal, Folly Field, North and South Forest Beach and all points in between. See ad page 49. (843) 671-6453. mikesbikeshiltonhead.com.

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Yankee Pedaler Bike Rental

Call for Island Events’ special. Rent two or more bikes for one week for only $16.95 each, excluding holidays. Some exclusions may apply. Free locks and child carriers. Free Island-wide delivery. See ad page 38. (843) 785-2021. yankeepedalerbikerentals.com.

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Pope Ave., D-18 on map. GPS: 71 Pope Ave., #A. Hilton Head’s pre­mier bike rentals. Tour the Island on men’s, ladies’, tall men’s, kids’, real BMX bikes, Burley Karts, moun­­tain and hybrid bikes. Sales and service. Delivery, child carriers, locks and baskets are all free. See coupon ad page 40. (843) 842-5522. pedalsbicycles.com.

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Shelter Cove Harbour, H-26 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln. Dolphin watch nature cruises on the E/V Holiday. Our convenient mid-Island location is just 10 minutes from everything. No gate fee, stay all day. Call for schedule and reserva­tions. See ad page 41. (843) 422-2504. cruisehiltonhead.com.

Commander Zodiac

South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. Explore the marshlands and observe dolphins and other marine wildlife on our small, per­­son­ hiltonhead.com


Join us for an exciting Fish­ing Excursion aboard . . .

THE DRIFTER 5 Hr. Trip, $68 Adults, 4 Hr. Trip, $63 Adults, $10 dis­count for children 12 & under. Rods, Reels, Bait Furnished

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Activities alized tours. Combining the thrill of rafting and sheer pleasure of being so close with nature. Selected by Yahoo Travel, National Geographic, The Discovery Channel and the BBC as local nature guides and a 2014-2016 winner of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence, Commander Zodiac celebrates over 30 years on Hilton Head. Reservations required. See ad page 49. (843) 671-3344. commanderzodiac.com.

Dolphin Discoveries

Departs from Simmons Landing, off Marshland Rd., next door to Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 11 Simmons Rd. Flipper! Well, maybe it’s not the original Flipper, but we do have “Blackbeard,” “Choppy,” “Nick” and even little baby “Stripes.” Our dol­phin friends seem to enjoy the close-up atten­tion and we do guar­an­tee that we will see dolphins! Our 22’ boat is rated for 14 people, but we limit our tours to six so that your family gets our un­divid­ed attention. Bring your camera and capture memories that last a lifetime. Couples welcome, too! See ad page 37. (843) 684-1911. dolphindiscoverieshiltonhead.com.

Dolphin Watching Aboard The Gypsy South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. hiltonhead.com

Come aboard The Gypsy for a relaxing, narrated tour on Calibogue Sound. We guarantee that dolphins will be seen on this trip. Learn more about these friendly creatures and the behavior patterns that are unique to the dolphins of this area. You’ll be able to sit in comfort and enjoy a cold drink or snack in the sun or shade as we show you the sights. Call for schedule and more information. See ad page 39. (843) 363-2900. hiltonheadboattours.com.

Outside Hilton Head

Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge, U-23 on map; Shelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln.; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Rd. The Island’s pre­mier nature guide service since 1979. Daily dolphin tours, beachcombing cruises, Daufuskie Island excur­sions, private Island experiences and custom-designed days on the water. Boat rentals and water ski days, too. Small groups in com­fort­­ able boats with certified naturalist guides and Coast Guard captains. Family fun. See ad page 55. (843) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

Stand Up Paddleboarding with Outside Hilton Head

Shelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Rd. Come try out the fastest grow­ing water sport in the world. It’s fun, DECEMBER 2016

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BIKE RENTALS Activities

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safe and easy. This remarkable core workout is a cool thrill and simply a blast. We are the area’s stand-up pad­dle­­board headquarters, offering daily clinics, rentals and group excursions, as well as a variety of boards and accessories exclusively at our Plaza at Shelter Cove shop. See ad page 55. (843) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

COMEDY CLUBS Comedy Magic Cabaret

AUTHORIZED SCHWINN DEALER • COMPLETE CYCLE SHOP

Mens • Tall Mens • Unisex • Ladies • Kids Mountain Bikes • Real BMX Bikes Hybrid Bikes • Adult Tricycles • Allycats Tandems • Burley Carts • Cargo Trailers

BIKE RENTALS $6.00 OFF 2 ORATMORE WEEKLY RATE.

THE FINEST EQUIPMENT ON THE ISLAND!

71 POPE AVE • (843) 842-5522 www.pedalsbicycles.com

South Island Sq., F-24 on map, GPS: 843 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. Comedy Magic Cabaret presents national headliner Kerry Pollock on a regular basis with special guest performers approximately one week per month. All headliners are nationally touring comedians-magicians and stand-up comics. Comedy Magic Cabaret is also home to the smash hit comedy show BONK! as seen in Las Vegas casinos and around the world. See ad page 15. (843) 681-7757 comedymagiccabaret.com.

DAUFUSKIE TOURS The Daufuskie Island History & Artisans Excursion

Shelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln.; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Rd. Daily small group, all-inclusive tour to legendary Daufuskie Island. The program includes dol­phin eco cruise, golf carts, interpretive historian-guide, stops at all sig­nificant Daufuskie sites, snacks and refresh­ ments. See ad page 55. (843) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

The Outback Kayak Experience with Outside Hilton Head

Shelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln.; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Rd. After a boat ride to a private and secluded island deep in the South Carolina back­ waters, you will board kayaks and head up a pristine, calm-water creek. True wilder­­ness, away from development. Ask to go on The Outback. Exclusively from Outside Hilton Head. See ad page 55. (843) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

FISHING/SHRIMPING/CRABBING Bayrunner Fishing Charters

Shelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln. Capt. Miles Altman has more than 41 years experience fishing the waters sur­rounding Hilton Head Island. He will take you through the steps, from hooking and reeling them in to cleaning and cooking them. Nothing is over­­looked and he’s happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your Hilton Head charter fishing trip. See ad page 50. (843) 842-7002 or 290-6955. bayrunnerfishinghiltonhead.com. 40

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Activities Blue Water TackleShop

South Beach Marina Village, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. Offer­ing char­ter fish­ing, bait, fishing tackle, crab­bing supplies, marine accessories and T-shirts. Call for charter reserva­ tions and avail­ability. See ad page 40. (843) 671-3060. bluewaterhhi.com.

Drifter Party Fishing Boat

South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. Family fun boat for offshore fishing. Spend your time deep-sea fishing when you leave from the closest marina to the ocean. Everything needed for fishing is provided on this 60’ party fishing boat including rod, reel, bait, fishing license and instruction. The finest in electronics for safety, nav­i­ gation and fish finding have been installed to make your trip pleasant and safe. See ad page 39. (843) 363-2900. hiltonheadboattours.com.

Fishing Charters with Outside Hilton Head

Shelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln.; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Rd. Fishing local waters since 1979! Outside Fishing Charters offer a choice of fast and stable boats. Fish inshore, near shore or offshore with experienced captains. Daily family fishing trips and shark fishing trips. Quality fly, spin and sport experiences. Year-round fishing for redfish, trout, cobia, mackerel and tarpon. See ad page 55. (843) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

Kayak Fishing with Kayak Hilton Head End of Simmons Rd. on left side, off Marshland Rd., next door to Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 11 Simmons Rd. Rent a kayak, bring a pole and our guides will direct you to the best spots to fish. Only $10/hour for single kayaks, $15/hour for double kayaks. Guided fishing tours available in the winter months. See ad page 37. For reserva­tions and information, call (843) 684-1910. kayakhiltonhead.com.

Kayak Fishing with Outside Hilton Head Shelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln. Daily three-hour kayak fishing excursions. Tours include custom fishing kayak, bait, guide and tackle, and are conducted in state-of-the-art Hobie pedal drive kayaks. Tours scheduled around optimal tides. The ultimate in sport fishing. See ad page 55. (843) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

Moneric Fishing Charters

At the docks of the Chart House, off Squire Pope Rd., S-28 on map. GPS: 2 Hudson Rd. Let’s go fishin’. Captain Eric, a member of the North End Charter Fishing Fleet, the premier fishing and sail­

ing fleet on the Island, offers daily charter trips aboard the 27’ Key West and will cus­tom­ize your outing for up to six passengers: From a few hours, to all day for the fishing enthusiast. Bait, tackle and ice included. See ad page 43. (843) 816-0215 or 341-3742. moneric.com or northendcharterfleet.com.

HORSEBACK RIDING Lawton Stables

The Sea Pines Resort, F-12 on map. GPS: 190 Greenwood Dr. Guided trail rides through the scenic Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Perfect for adults and children over 8 years old. Pony rides for chil­dren 7 and under. With a small animal farm your kids will love, this is a must visit while on Hilton Head. Home of the International Riding Academy (iridingacademy.com) and the Wish Upon a Horse Therapeutic Riding Center (wishuponahorsehhi.org). See ad page 55. (843) 671-2586. lawtonstableshhi.com.

KAYAK RENTALS & NATURE TOURS Alligator & Wildlife Tour

Harbour Town Marina in The Sea Pines Resort, H-8 on map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Rd. Enjoy a one-hour guided tour of the pristine freshwater lakes of the 605-acre Sea Pines Resort Forest Preserve on a safe and stable 12-passenger elec

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Activities tric boat, narrated by an experienced Lowcountry Tour Guide. Get a close-up view of Hilton Head’s indigenous plant and animal life includ­ing the native American Alligator. The tour offers phe­nom­ enal photo opportunities. Reservations required. See ad page 53. (843) 671-4386. h2osports.com.

Kayak Hilton Head

(Broad Creek location) End of Simmons Rd., off Marshland Rd., next to Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 11 Simmons Rd. See lots of dolphins, including “Blackbeard,” “Nick,” and little baby “Stripes.” We specialize in family and recre­ation­al kayaking. Relax and enjoy being on the water while seeing dolphins and all the other fun wild­life that lives here! Tours daily. Rentals for $10/hr. See ad page 37. (843) 684-1910. kayakhiltonhead.com.

Outside Hilton Head

Three departure locations: Shelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln.; Hudson’s Restaurant, off Squire Pope Rd., S-28 on map. GPS: 1 Hudson Rd.; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Rd. Daily guided kayak tours, dolphin cruises, backwater boating adventures, stand up paddle­board clinics and  tours, Daufuskie and Bluffton historic tours, surf camps, 42

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kids and teen activities, kayak fishing and rentals of kayaks, SUPS and surfboards. Kayak with dolphin, egrets, herons, eagles, otters and the entire salt marsh ecosystem. See why hun­­dreds of thousands have paddled with Outside Hilton Head over the past 35 years. See ad page 55. (843) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

MINIATURE GOLF Adventure Cove Family Fun Center

Hwy. 278 and Folly Field Rd., Mile Marker 6, H-32 on map. GPS: 18 Folly Field Rd. Adventure Cove offers excitement for all ages with 36 challenging holes of adventure golf on two Caribbean-style courses. Come inside and test your skills at the Island’s largest ARCADE. Family fun fore everyone! See ad page 42. (843) 842-9990. adventurecove.com.

Legendary Golf

Hwy. 278, mid-Island, next to Fresh Market Shoppes, G-22 on map. GPS: 900 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. Play the Island’s best miniature golf courses. Our sand traps and water hazards make “Legendary” the most real­istic, chal­­­­leng­ing and exciting miniature golf on the Island. See coupon ad page 45. (843) 686-3399. legendarygolfhhi.com.

NATURE CENTERS H2O Nature Center

Harbour Town Marina in The Sea Pines Resort, hiltonhead.com


Activities H-8 on map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Rd. The perfect resource for apparel, gifts, bike rentals and fishing gear. Our live-animal exhibits, edu­ cation­al programs and hands-on displays are sure to spark curiosity and inspire learning in all ages. The Nature Center focuses on the wildlife and habitats of the South Carolina Lowcountry. People of all ages are invited to have fun, while learning and discovering the natural world. See ad page 53. (843) 671-4386. h2osports.com.

SIGHTSEEING TOURS Gullah Heritage Trail Tours

Departs from the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, G-24 on map. GPS: 14 Shelter Cove Ln. Experience the Gullah culture of Hilton Head Island on a twohour narrated tour of 10 neigh­bor­­­­hoods established during the Civil War. Highlights include: Gullah Family Compounds, Old Debar­kation Point (used before the bridge was built), Old One-Room School House, Plantation Tabby Ruins, Historic Marker of First Freedom Vil­lage. The Gullah cul­­ ture is mani­fest­ed in family, life­style, food ways, language and folklore. See coupon ad page 39. (843) 681-7066. gullaheritage.com.

Hilton Head Helicopter Tours

38 Gateway Cir., L-35 on map. GPS: 38 Gateway Cir. From the helicopter, you get a unique perspective and a whole new feel for the Lowcountry. You’ll see miles of beaches and meandering creeks teeming with wildlife. Fly over the beautiful Harbour Town Marina and even the Lighthouse! This attraction will ensure memories for a lifetime and allow you to check one off the bucket list! Helicopter flights are very smooth and pilots encourage you to bring a camera to capture such a memorable experience. See ad page 43. (843) 505-7182. flyhhi­­­­.com.

Savor the Lowcountry

Embark on a fun and flavorful walking culinary tour of the Lowcountry’s best dining spots and gourmet shops. Sample delicious tastings while learning interesting tidbits about our Island’s rich history. Come Savor the Lowcountry with us today! See ad page 17. (844) 515-9192. savorthelowcountry­­­­.com.

Segway of Savannah

234 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Savannah, GA. Take a day ­trip to Historic Savannah and explore the city on Segway’s Personal Transporter, an elec­tric self-balancing device that allows you to see the city on your own. Formal historic tours by a certified Savannah tour guide and a fun way to see the sights and sounds. See ad page 51. (912) 233-3554. segwayofsavannah­­­­.com.

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December 1-4: Comedian Robert Dubac performs at the Comedy Magic Cabaret in South Island Square, 8 p.m. 843 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. For tickets, call (843) 681-7757 or visit www.comedymagiccabaret.com.

call (843) 689-6239 or email kbwalsh@ roadrunner.com. Saturdays & Sundays: Pictures with Santa at the Bluffton Salty Dog T-Shirt Factory in Tanger 2, 12-4 p.m. Children and well-behaved leashed pets are invited to have their picture taken with Santa. 1414 Fording Island Rd. (843) 837-5511 or www.bluffton.saltydog.com. December 1-January 1: Harbour Town Lights in The Sea Pines Resort. Enjoy the illuminated seasonal figures along the Harbour with nightly live entertainment and activities. Lighthouse Ln. (843) 842-1979 or www.seapines.com. December 1-31: Dove Street Festival of Lights, “the most tastefully tacky light display in the Southeast,” at Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 6-10 p.m. Park the car and stroll through the lights and falling snow (bubbles) with nightly entertainment, shopping, dining and more. Admission is free; Disaster Relief & Recovery Fund, PEP (Programs for Exceptional People) and the Island Rec Center will accept donations on site. For details and the entertainment schedule, call (843) 686-3090 or visit www.sheltercovetownecentre.com. December 1-23: A Holiday Boutique presented by the Society of Bluffton Artists in SOBA’s Center for the Creative Arts, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Local gifts, handmade treasures, small paintings and more. Free admission. 8 Church St. (843) 757-6586 or www.sobagallery.com. December 1-23: Santa’s Village at The Salty Dog Café in South Beach Marina Village. Beautiful light displays and savory Christmas treats with the opportunity to write and send letters to the North Pole. Pictures with Santa at the South Beach Inn on Friday and Saturday, 3-7 p.m. 44

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December 1-3: 4th Annual Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival: A Rich Tapestry of World Cultures hosted by the Coastal Discovery Museum at the Coligny Theatre. An educational event showcasing the discovery of past cultures gained from archaeological research and illustrated by documentary films. Three-day, daily and single film passes are available. 1 N. Forest Beach Dr. For details and tickets, call (843) 689-6767 ext. 224 or visit www. coastaldiscovery.org. December 1-3: Bluffton Youth Theatre pre-sents the musical “Annie, Jr.” at Lowcountry Presbyterian Church in Bluffton. Shows are Thurs. & Fri. at 7 p.m.; Sat. at 3 & 7 p.m. 10 Simmonsville Rd. For details and tickets, email byt.blufftonsc@ gmail.com or visit the Bluffton Youth Theatre’s Facebook page. December 1-2: Hilton Head Preparatory School’s Festival of Trees presented by Coastal States Bank at the Sonesta Resort in Shipyard Planation. A display and sale of beautifully and creatively decorated Christmas trees, wreaths, centerpieces, garlands and baskets with performances from local organizations and visits from Santa Claus. 130 Shipyard Dr. (843) 715-8536 or www.hhprep.org. December 1: Annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration in the Tanger Outlet 2 Courtyard, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Official revealing of the illuminated tree with festive performances by local school groups and visits with Santa. 1414 Fording Island Rd. (843) 837-5410 or www.tangeroutlets.com. hiltonhead.com


Calendar December 1: USCB’s Lunch With Author Series featuring Kristy Harvey, author of Dear Carolina and Lies and Other Acts of Love, in Bluffton’s Hampton Hall Club at noon. 170 Hampton Hall Blvd. Advance ticket purchase required, call (843) 521-4145 or visit www.uscbcenterforthearts.com. December 1: “The Battle of Honey Hill” presentation with Dr. Stephen Wise, director of the Parris Island Museum and the Cultural Resource Manager for the Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Parris Island, at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland, 4:30 p.m. Discussion and book signing following the presentation. 10782 Jacob Smart Blvd. S.  (843) 284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org. December 1: Main Street Village Jingle Fest, 5-8 p.m. Holiday music, live broadcast with Jeff T-Bone Taylor from 104.9 The Surf, complimentary refreshments, food tastings and a goodie bag with special offers from participating merchants to the first 100 customers. 301 Main St. For details, visit www.mainstreetvillagehhi.com. December 2: Winter Wonderland Festival hosted by the Island Rec. Center in Shelter Cove

Community Park, 4-8 p.m. A holiday celebration with Santa and Mrs. Claus, hayrides, carnival games, petting zoo, children’s parade and more. Admission is $10 for children ages 2-15; free for adults. 39 Shelter Cove Ln. (843) 681-7273 or visit www.islandreccenter.org. December 2: “Christmas in the Village” on the Village Green in Palmetto Bluff, 6 p.m. Bring beach chairs and blankets for a showing of “Elf” with hot toddies, movie snacks and candy. Admission is $20 per car to benefit the Honor Our Heroes Foundation. 19 Village Park Sq. (843) 706-6451 or www.palmettobluff.com. December 2-4: Coastal Stage Productions in partnership with Sea Island Classical Studio presents the hilarious holiday show, “Christmas Belles,” in the Main Street Theatre. Shows are Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m.; Sun. at 2 p.m. Join the Futrelle Sisters for a hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve. 3000 Main St. For details and tickets, visit www.christmasbelleshiltonhead.bpt.me. December 2: The Holly Jolly Holiday Trolley hosted by the Old Town Bluffton Merchants, 3-8 p.m. Hop aboard the free Old Town Trolley along the trolley route to hear live holiday music (continued on page 48)

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Holiday W INTERNATIONAL CAROL SUITE Dec. 4, 3 p.m. A multi-movement composition based on carols from around the world. Choir and chamber orchestra to perform. First Presbyterian Church 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 681-3696 or fpchhi.org

860 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 681-3399 or hiltonheadislandcc.org

"AN EVENING IN DECEMBER" Dec. 4, 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Musical performance. Hilton Head Island Community Church 860 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 681-3399 or hiltonheadislandcc.org

FAMILY CANDLELIGHT SERVICE Dec. 24, 4:30 p.m. TRADITIONAL CANDLELIGHT SERVICE WITH COMMUNION Dec. 24, 7 p.m. TRADITIONAL CANDLELIGHT SERVICE WITH CHANCEL CHOIR & HARP Dec. 24, 9:30 p.m. St. Andrews By-The-Sea United Methodist Church 20 Pope Ave. (843) 785-4711 or hhiumc.com

“AGNUS DEI, LAMB OF GOD, BORN TO US” Dec. 4, 6 p.m. A musical service with Choir and Hand Bells. Holiday reception to follow the program. First Baptist Church 100 S. Forest Beach Dr. (843) 785-4478 or fbchhi.org

FAMILY CANDLELIGHT SERVICE AND LIVE NATIVITY Dec. 24, 5 p.m. TRADITIONAL CANDLELIGHT SERVICE Dec. 24, 8 p.m. & 10 p.m. First Presbyterian Church 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 681-3696 or fpchhi.org

CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS EVE Dec. 23, 7 p.m. Dec. 24, 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. & 6 p.m. Hilton Head Island Community Church

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE Dec. 24, 5 p.m., 8 p.m. & 11 p.m. CHRISTMAS EVE CAROL SING Dec. 24, 10:30 p.m.

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y Worship CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE Dec. 25. 10 a.m. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 50 Pope Ave. (843) 785-4099 or stlukeshhi.org PRESENTATION OF THE NATIVITY WITH HOLY EUCHARIST Dec. 24, 5 p.m. CANDLELIGHT EUCHARIST Dec. 24, 9 p.m. All Saints Episcopal Church 3001 Meeting St. (843) 681-8333 or allsaints-hhi.org ANNUAL CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE Dec. 24, 6 p.m. First Baptist Church 100 S. Forest Beach Dr. (843) 785-4478 or fbchhi.org CHRISTMAS EVE UNDER THE STARS Dec. 24, 6:30 p.m. Worship outdoors as we recall the Christmas story, sing carols and light candles. At the tent across from Station 300 in Buckwalter Place, Bluffton. St. Andrews By-The-Sea United Methodist

Church (843) 785-4711 or hhiumc.com FAMILY CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE WITH HOLY EUCHARIST, CANDLELIGHT AND COMMUNION Dec. 24, 6:30 p.m. Anglican Church of the Redeemer 1 Mathews Dr., Ste. 101 (843) 815-5820 or theanglicanchurchoftheredeemer.org CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE Dec. 23, 6 p.m. & Dec. 24, 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. Lowcountry Community Church 801 Buckwalter Pkwy., Bluffton (843) 836-1101 or lowcountrycc.org HOLY EUCHARIST WITH BLESSINGS OF MARRIAGES Dec. 31, 8 p.m.. All Saints Episcopal Church 3001 Meeting St. (843) 681-8333 or allsaints-hhi.org PLEASE NOTE: EVENTS SOMETIMES CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. PLEASE CALL THE LISTED PHONE NUMBERS FOR CONFIRMATION.

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➤ Slow Traffic (looking for a sign or site) KEEP TO THE RIGHT. ➤ Reduce gaps between moving vehi­cles, but keep a safe distance. NO TAIL-GATING. ➤ Use your turn signals – you are not saving electricity. ➤ Look for mile markers and landmarks for reference. ➤ Yield to cars in the traffic circles. ➤ Crossing a double solid white line in traffic circles is prohibited. THE LIFE YOU SAVE MAY BE YOUR OWN. ➤ Don’t “rubberneck” at the scene of an accident or at flashing lights. KEEP MOVING. ➤ Don’t change lanes quickly or block traffic. Patience ➤ Traffic tickets are expensive. SAVE $$ – DON’T SPEED. Is The Key To ➤ Cross Island Parkway (Toll Road) Safety Tips: Safe Driving On • Observe posted speed limits Hilton Head • Bicycles are permitted on bike paths Island. • Bicycles and pedestrians are not permitted in toll plaza area • If you are not a Palmetto Pass customer, use only the CASH lanes • U-turns are prohibited on the CIP

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and look for luminaria throughout Old Town and catch the Town Hall Tree Lighting at 5 p.m. Please bring an unwrapped new toy or canned good to benefit Bluffton Self Help. www.oldtownbluffton.com. December 2: Town of Bluffton Official Christmas Tree Lighting at Town Hall, 5-8:30 p.m. Lighting of the Town’s Official Christmas Tree with Christmas carols, juice and cookies and the announcement of the Christmas Parade’s Grand Marshal. 20 Bridge St. (843) 706-4500 or www.townofbluffton.sc.gov. December 2: Annual Taste of the Season hosted by the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa in Palmetto Dunes, 6-9 p.m. Southern Living Test Kitchen featuring Chef Matt R. Moore, local chefs serving samples of their signature dishes, plus great drinks and a silent auction. Tickets are $65 for general admission; $125 for VIP Experience tickets. 1 Hotel Circle. (843) 341-8379 or www. hiltonheadisland. org/taste/. 48

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December 2: Free Family Fun Night at The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Bounce House (weather permitting), crafts, engaging activities and more. Free admission. 18A Pope Ave. (843) 842-7645 or www.thesandbox.org. December 3: Annual Town of Bluffton Christmas Parade starting at Town Hall, 10 a.m. The parade is approximately three miles long and ends at Red Cedar Elementary School. (843) 706-4500 or www.townofbluffton.sc.gov. December 3: Annual Gullah Food Festival at Da Gullah Museum on Georgianna Dr., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Food, face painting, pony rides, a bouncy house, music from Smooth N’ Groove and the chance to meet supermodel and reality TV star Cynthia Bailey from Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Admission is free; tickets available for purchase for food, drinks and activities. Parking is at the Boys & Girls Club with free shuttle service. 151 Gumtree Rd. (888) 981-7469, (843) 681-3254 or gullahmuseumhhi.org. December 3: Annual Bluffton Historical Preservation Society (BHPS) Oyster Roast in Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, 5-8 p.m. 101 Bridge St. For tickets, call (843) 757-6293 or visit www.heywardhouse.org. hiltonhead.com


Calendar December 3: “I Walked in Santa’s Boots: Tales From the Lowcountry to the North Pole” presentation and book signing with author Jack Gannon at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland, 11 a.m. 10782 S Jacob Smart Blvd. 10782 Jacob Smart Blvd. S.  (843) 284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org. December 3: “Miracle on 34th Street” Outdoor Movie Event in Harbour Town, 7 p.m. Have your picture taken with Santa and watch a showing of the classic movie under the Liberty Oak while roasting marshmallows. Complimentary admission with the donation of a canned food item for The Deep Well Project. Lighthouse Ln. (843) 842-1979 or www.seapines.com. December 3: Gingerbread House Decorating Party at First Presbyterian Church, 10 a.m.-noon. Cost is $10 per house. 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. For details, call (843) 681-3696 or visit www. fpchhi.org. December 4: The world premiere of “International Carol Suite” under the direction of composer Mark Hayes at First Presbyterian Church, 3 p.m. A multi-movement composition based on carols

from around the world and scored for SATB choir, soloists and chamber orchestra. 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. For details, contact Russell Floyd at (843) 681-3696 or visit www.fpchhi.org.  December 4: “An Evening in December” Christmas Concert and Dessert hosted by Hilton Head Island Community Church at 4:30, 6 & 7:30 p.m. A musical performance of holiday favorites with delicious desserts. Arrive 20 minutes early for a “Pre-Show” musical experience backstage. Tickets are $6 per person. 860 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 681-3399 or www. hiltonheadislandcc.org. December 6: Christmas Concert featuring the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Brass ensemble at Bluffton United Methodist Church, 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and may be purchased following services at the church or at Markel’s Card & Gift Shop in Kittie’s Crossing. 101 Calhoun St. (843) 757-3351 or www.blufftonumc.org. December 7-31: The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina presents the heartwarming holiday musical, “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin. The story of two buddies who put on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn and find their perfect mates in the bargain. 14 Shelter Cove Ln. For

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f the winter is mild, the Speckled Seatrout in our area should be plentiful. Recently, large schools of 13-inch fish were in evidence, and a trout’s appetite for finger mullet, mud minnows and shrimp grows as winter passes. You just might have the perfect chance to land this tough, fighting fish! Armed with a set of fangs that would make any snake or vampire jealous, a voracious appetite and an explosive strike, the Speckled Seatrout ranks in the top three inshore game fish, along with flounder and red drum. Often attacking prey their own size, the strike of the seatrout is hard to beat. One nice “gator” trout I caught last winter almost took the rod out of my hands when he struck the plastic bait I tossed near the bank. My intentions were to let it sink a minute, so I had relaxed my grip on the rod and certainly didn’t expect the force of the trout’s attack. The fish weighed six pounds. Though it is always a good idea to use live shrimp for bait, as water temperature drops and the shrimp leave, I switch to artificial baits like soft plastics with paddle tails or screw tails, or scented plastics like the Gulp products, or hard lures like the MirrOlure or Mighty Mike. Speckled Seatrout also will hit a 50

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chunk of dead mullet on the bottom while fishing for redfish, but the other methods should produce better numbers of fish. If using live bait finger mullet, shrimp or mud minnow, a popping cork with three foot of leader and a 2/0 or 3/0 circle or kahle hook will produce good results. Small live menhaden are also a favorite trout food. Working the popping cork vigorously will increase your strikes, because, while some fish spook easily, the trout is fearless. Long ago, we used to troll the grass edge of the creeks and the motor never bothered them. The Speckled Seatrout is a beautiful, hard-striking, tough-fighting, iridescent fish that provides an excellent angling experience. Their delectable, flaky flesh is just the icing on the cake! Capt. Miles Altman of Bayrunner Fishing Charters has more than 42 years of experience fishing the waters surrounding Hilton Head Island. Don’t miss the new Finatic boat which can accommodate up to 12 passengers and features a special 3-hour shark/dolphin eco-tour trip. Contact Capt. Miles at (843) 290-6955 or visit bayrunnerfishinghiltonhead.com to book an unforgettable inshore or offshore charter fishing trip departing from Shelter Cove Marina. hiltonhead.com


Calendar tickets, call (843) 842-2787 or visit www. artshhi.com. December 7: The Coastal Discovery Museum presents “Loggerhead Sea Turtles of Hilton Head Island” in the Palmetto Electric Cooperative Community Room, 2 p.m. 111 Mathews Dr. Reservations are required, call (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or visit www.coastaldiscovery.org. December 9: “Escaping Slavery in Early South Carolina” History Forum hosted by the Coastal Discovery Museum in the Palmetto Electric Cooperative Community Room, 3 p.m. 111 Mathews Dr. Reservations are required, call (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or visit www. coastaldiscovery.org. December 9: The Hilton Head Choral Society presents “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” at First Presbyterian Church, 8 p.m. A musical sleigh filled with favorites from traditional carols and generational family favorites to iconic Christmas songs and a waltz or two. 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. For details and tickets, call (843) 341-3818 or visit www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.org. December 9: The Palmetto Brass Ensemble presents “A Season for Brass” in the Sanctuary at Lowcountry Presbyterian Church in Bluffton, 7 p.m. Free admission; freewill offerings welcomed. 10 Simmonsville Rd. (843) 815-6570 or www.lowcountrypres.org. December 10: Welcome Home Celebration honoring all Hilton Head Island and Bluffton Town Officials and First Responders in Shelter Cove Community Park, 12-5 p.m. Live music from The Nice Guys, Whitley Deputy, The Chilly Willy Band and The All Star Recovery Band with Lavon Stevens and Friends. Monty Jett and Daniel Cort will share MC duties. Food, beverages and Hilton

Head Strong, Bluffton Strong and Welcome Home T-shirts will be available for purchase with all proceeds benefitting the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry’s Disaster Relief Fund. 39 Shelter Cove Ln. For details, call (843) 816-1838 or email marylynnfinn@hargray.com. December 10: Daufuskie Island Rum and Strum Music Festival 2016 at the Daufuskie Island Rum Company, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Music from five local bands with great food and drinks. 270 Haig Point Rd. on Daufuskie Island. For details and tickets, call (843) 342-4786 or visit www.daufuskierum.com. December 10: “Polar Express” Outdoor Movie Event in Harbour Town, 7 p.m. Have your picture taken with Santa and watch a showing of the classic movie under the Liberty Oak while roasting marshmallows. Complimentary admission with the donation of a canned food item for The Deep Well Project. Lighthouse Ln. (843) 8421979 or www.seapines.com. December 11-12: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents “Holiday Pops” at First Presbyterian Church. Sun. at 4 p.m.; Mon. at 8 p.m. A concert featuring the glorious sounds of the HHSOC, the heartwarming animated film, “The Snowman” and 2016 HHSO Youth Concerto Competition winner, Haeun Kim, performing Sarasate’s “Carmen Fantasy.” under the direction of Conductor John Morris Russell. 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-2055 or www.hhso.org. December 11: 3rd Annual Buffalo Run through the ancient maritime forests of Palmetto Bluff to benefit the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy. A 10K, 30K or 50K starting at 6:30 a.m. After Party and awards presentation at 11:30 a.m. 19 Village Park Sq. For details and registration information, visit www.palmettobluff.com. December 11: The Lowcountry Community Concert Band (LCCB), sponsored by the University

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WILD WINTER It’s a wild world out there! Whether you choose to explore Hilton Head Island by land, sea or air, here is a guide to just a few of the creatures you might encounter on your next adventure.

AMERICAN ALLIGATOR HABITAT: Freshwater SIZE: Can grow up to 15 feet long and weigh up to 1,000 pounds. LIFESPAN: Up to 50 years. DIET: An apex predator that will eat anything, alive or dead, it can get its jaws around. FAST FACT: To determine the length of an alligator, count the inches between the nose bump and eye bump: that number translates into feet. GREAT BLUE HERON HABITAT: Shallow waters. SIZE: Grows up to 4 ½ feet tall with a 6.5 foot wingspan. LIFESPAN: 15-24 years. DIET: Fish, crustaceans, small reptiles, small rodents and insects. FAST FACT: Helps keep the alligator population under control by eating freshly hatched baby gators. KNOBBED WHELK HABITAT: Tidal estuaries and deeper waters off the Atlantic coast. SIZE: Large sea snails that can grow up to 9 inches in length. LIFESPAN: Reach maturity in 3-5 years. DIET: Predatory carnivores that eat other hard-shelled creatures. FAST FACT: Protandric hermaphrodites, knobbed whelks start their life as males and turn into females.

OPOSSUM HABITAT: Highly adaptable and found throughout most of the U.S. SIZE: Weigh between 4-7 pounds and grow as tall as 5 inches. LIFESPAN: 2-4 years. DIET: Opportunistic omnivores. FAST FACT: America’s only native marsupial. BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN HABITAT: Found in temperate and tropical waters around the world. Coastal populations often migrate into bays, estuaries and river mouths. SIZE: 300-1400 pounds and 6-12.5 feet in length. Lifespan: 40-50 years. DIET: Invertebrates, squid and fish. FAST FACT: Local dolphin populations engage in strand feeding, a learned behavior where a group of dolphin corral fish, chase them onshore and then strand themselves on the sand long enough to eat their catch. ROSEATE SPOONBILL HABITAT: Nest in Lowcountry marshes during the summer months. COLOR: White head and neck, light pink wings with bright pink borders and pink legs. SIZE: Up to 2.5 feet tall with a 5-foot wingspan. DIET: Use their large, spoonshaped bill to detect small fish, invertebrates, shrimp and crabs. FAST FACT: Nest in large colonies with their own species, as well as other wading birds, over water.

H2O Sports in Harbour Town is a great place to spark curiosity and inspire learning through adventure in all ages. To make reservations for the Alligator and Wildlife Tour or the Wine & Cheese Sunset Alligator Tour, please call (843) 671-4386. For details on other water activities offered by H2O Sports, visit h2osports.com. 6

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Calendar of South Carolina-Beaufort’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), presents “Americans We: A Salute to America’s Veterans” at Hilton Head Island Presbyterian Church, 3 p.m.  Free admission. 235 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 705-5260 or www.ollilccb.com. December 11: The Chancel Choir at Bluffton United Methodist Church presents its “Christmas Cantata: Invitation to a Miracle” by Joseph M. Martin at both the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. 101 Calhoun St. (843) 757-3351 or www.blufftonumc.org. December 14: The Coastal Discovery Museum presents “A Guide to Tonight’s Sky” with Museum docent and “Sky Ranger,” Marie McClune, in the Palmetto Electric Cooperative Community Room, 4 p.m. Learn how to get started with star gazing. 111 Mathews Dr. Reservations are required, call (843) 689-6767 ext. 224 or visit www.coastaldiscovery.org. December 15-18: Lean Ensemble Theatre presents the outrageous comedy, “Buyer and Cellar” by Jonathan Tolins at the Main Street Theatre. 3000 Main St. For details and tickets,

call (843) 715-6676 or www.leanensemble.org. December 15: Annual Hilton Head Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count on Hilton Head Island, Daufuskie Island and in parts of Bluffton. New participants are welcome to join in local count circles to identify species and count birds. To register, contact Susan Murphy at (843) 686-3733, email hhicbc@gmail.com or visit www.hiltonheadaudubon.org. December 16: Annual Christmas Festival at Bluffton’s Cornerstone Church, 6-9 p.m. A night of fellowship celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ with snow, arts and crafts, bounce houses, a rock climbing wall, trampolines and a zip line. Free admission; dinners available for $5 per person or $20 per family. 1300 May River Rd. (843) 757-3472 or www.cornerstonebluffton.org. December 17: “A Christmas Story” Outdoor Movie Event in Harbour Town, 7 p.m. Have your picture taken with Santa and watch a showing of the classic movie under the Liberty Oak while roasting marshmallows. Complimentary admission with the donation of a canned food item for The Deep Well Project. Lighthouse Ln. (843) 842-1979 or www.seapines.com. December 23: Annual Gregg Russell Christmas

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Discover Art, Culture, History and Natural Beauty by Jessie Renew, Outside Hilton Head

Daufuskie is one of the last truly unique

places in America. While I will try my best to describe it here, it’s impossible to do it justice. No matter how much you hear about the island, you will be surprised when you visit for the first time. To get the most enjoyment out of your Daufuskie experience, follow these simple tips:

Disconnect

Daufuskie Island is only accessible by water. It is situated between Hilton Head Island and Savannah. As you boat over to the island, either with a private tour or on a ferry ride, turn off your phone, set up your “out of office” email autoresponder and give up any expectation of communication with the outside world. Cell service is spotty and things often do not go as planned (see tip below). Use this opportunity to relax and engage with the experience.

Expect the Unexpected

There is one blacktop road on Daufuskie Island, the rest of the roads and paths are paved with Daufuskie dust. This magical dust permeates everything on the island and, among other things, it causes mechanical breakdowns. Things don’t go as planned, but that is another one of Daufuskie’s charms.

Get Artsy

Daufuskie is home to several incredible artists. They embrace the experience of disconnecting from the mainland and concentrating on their work. Don’t miss The Iron Fish Gallery, home of metalsmith Chase Allen. Chase’s wall sculptures are whimsical interpretations of nautical themes, depicted through his skillful metalwork. Silver Dew Pottery is another 54

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must-visit destination. Lancy and Emily make high quality, artistic pottery that is both functional and beautiful.

Stop and Smell the Flowers

The trails, woods and beaches of Daufuskie boast a wild, chaotic beauty. Any area that isn’t constantly maintained will soon be run over with vines, shrubs, trees and grasses. These places offer a glimpse into how Hilton Head was 50 years ago. A visit to the beach is an absolute must!

Feel the Magic

Of all its great features, the best part of Daufuskie is definitely the people. Never pass up the opportunity to chat with a local. The island has a long history of interesting events, residents and visitors. Many Daufuskie stories feature supernatural forces, superstitions and hexes. For more in-depth information on the island’s history, historical sites and local legends, visit the Daufuskie History Museum.

There are several options for visiting Daufuskie Island. For a

quality, fully guided boat and golf cart tour of the island, call Outside Hilton Head at (843) 686-6996. If you prefer a more independent experience, take the Daufuskie Ferry from the Bluffton Oyster Factory Dock to Freeport Marina and rent a golf cart. (daufuskieislandferry.com). For more than 30 years, Outside Hilton Head has provided personalized adventures for all ages, from kayak, fishing, nature and dolphin tours to kids’ camps, history excursions, family outings and stand-up paddle boarding. (843) 686-6996 or outsidehiltonhead.com. hiltonhead.com


Discover the beautiful Sea Pines Forest Preserve on horseback

Calendar Concert under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town, 7:30-9 p.m. A special visit from Santa Claus after the show. Complimentary. Lighthouse Ln. (843) 842-1979 or www.seapines.com. December 24: 25th Annual Hilton Head Hospital Jingle Jingle 5K Run and Health Walk hosted by Bear Foot Sports on and around the Hilton Head Hospital Campus and Main Street, 9 a.m. All standard male and female running divisions and a free Kids Fun Run for children under 6. Festive award ceremony featuring a visit from Santa, refreshments, music and door prizes following the race. For details or to register, call 843-757-8520 or visit www.bearfootsports.com. December 24: Christmas Eve Services & Live Nativity at First Presbyterian Church. Family Candlelight Service at 5 p.m. with Traditional Candlelight Services at 8 and 10 p.m. Live Nativity from 4-8 p.m. 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 681-3696 or www.fpchhi.org.  December 24: Christmas Day Worship Service at First Presbyterian Church, 10 a.m. 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. For details, Call (843) 681-3696 or visit www.fpchhi.org.  December 26: Holiday Fun under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town, 4-8 p.m. Watch classic holiday movies, roast marshmallows and enjoy train rides, games and activities. Complimentary admission with the donation of a canned food item for The Deep Well Project; train rides are $5 per passenger. Lighthouse Ln. (843) 842-1979 or www.seapines.com. December 31: Noon Year’s Eve at The Sandbox, an Interactive Children’s Museum, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Indoor and outdoor games and activities with party favors and a Balloon Drop at noon. 18A Pope Ave. (843) 842-7645 or www.thesandbox.org.

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December 31: 16th Annual Polar Bear Swim in the Harbour Town Swimming Pool, 10 a.m. Take an invigorating dip in the pool and then warm up afterwards with hot chocolate and refreshments. Complimentary. Lighthouse Ln. (843) 842-1979 or www.seapines.com. December 31: New Year’s Eve Celebration in Harbour Town, 7 p.m.-midnight. Food, fun entertainment and live music throughout the night with two ball drops from the top of the Lighthouse at 7 p.m. and midnight. Lighthouse Ln. (843) 842-1979 or www.seapines.com. January 1: 10th Annual Bluffton New Year’s Day Polar Bear Run, a 5K Run & Health Walk, 1-Mile Children’s Fun Run & Dog Walk, starting in the Buckwalter Place parking lot, 9 a.m. PostRace Block Party and Award Ceremony with music, refreshments and Hoppin’ John. Buckwalter Pkwy. For details or to register, call (843) 757-8520 or visit www.bearfootsports.com. SOMETIMES EVENTS CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. PLEASE CALL THE LISTED PHONE NUMBERS FOR CONFIRMATION OF DATES/TIMES. TO INCLUDE YOUR EVENT IN THE CALENDAR, CALL (843) 757-9889, FAX (843) 757-9189 or E-MAIL calendar@hiltonhead.com.

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The Many Gifts of Golf By Doug Weaver, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

To play golf, one must make choices that eventually lead us to valuable, longterm gifts that keep giving long after the last hole is played. The more we pursue the game, the more these gifts manifest in our lives. Golf gifts us with patience, revealing that tragedy can turn into triumph. Failure opens the door to a room full of determination, perseverance, patience, self-control and the joy of the journey. Golf gifts us with a passion for excellence that ignites like a fire in our fireplaces. The wood must be broken into kindling, a catalyst added, and a tiny spark catches and spreads. Eventually, a roaring flame results. In golf, be assured that one good shot leads to many excellent shots. Golf gifts us with self-control, or processoriented thinking, as opposed to result-oriented thinking. When we are diligent with small things, the big things fall in place. Golf gifts us with time together. Walking and talking promotes brain activity that leads to longer, deeper and more honest conversations. Two to four hours of energetic sharing on the golf course spills over into extended, intimate conversations around the dinner table. Golf gifts us with fresh air. Oxygen lowers our heart rate, increases our muscular strength and clarifies our thinking. This aids in decisiveness, creativity and enthusiasm. Golf gifts us with fun. Playfulness lightens the load we carry in life. Many of our worries work themselves out. When we are playful, we perform our responsibilities more efficiently, with less stress. Golf gifts us with friends, both new and old. Other people want to play golf and are waiting to be invited out on the course, so invite them! Let your friendships grow by enjoying the game together, sharing both adversity and victory. Golf gifts us with the truth. A lie can lead to

anxiousness and another lie, or more bad shots. The truth sets us free from nervousness, doubt and fear, leading to a clear mind. A clear mind sets us up for success—on the course and in life. Golf gifts us with purity. Pure golf shots are exhilarating. The experience includes a rush of adrenalin as you watch the ball fly away on its straight and true path. Pure golf shots are unencumbered by tension, and effortlessly released by trust in the fundamentals. Golf gifts us with teachability. When a player is teachable, the golf learning process is accelerated, and success increases. With each success, your personal happiness flourishes. This holiday season, I invite you to enjoy golf by thinking about the true Spirit of the Game. Ranked the #2 Instructor in South Carolina by Golf Digest and a former PGA Touring Pro, Doug Weaver is the Director of Instruction at the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy and leads “Where Does the Power Come From?” a complimentary golf clinic and exhibition on Mondays at 4 p.m. For details and reservations for golf clinics, classes, lessons and on-course instruction, call (843) 785-1138, (800) 827-3006 or visit palmettodunes.com.


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ACTIVITIES Adventure Cove Family Fun Center Pg. 42 Adventure Cruises Pg. 41 Alligator & Wildlife Tours Pg. 53 Bayrunner Fishing Charters Pg. 50 Bicycle Billy’s Bike Rentals Pg. 49 Blue Water Tackle Shop Pg. 40 Comedy Magic Cabaret Pg. 15 Commander Zodiac Pg. 49 Dolphin Discoveries Pg. 37 Drifter Pg. 39 Gracie’s Bike Rentals Pg. 45 Gullah Heritage Trail Tours Pg. 39 Gypsy Pg. 39 H2O Nature Center Pg. 53 Hilton Head Bicycle Company Pg. 44 Hilton Head Helicopter Tours Pg. 43 Kayak Hilton Head Pg. 37 Lawton Stables Pg. 55 Legendary Golf Pg. 45 LowSea Bike, Beach & Baby Rentals Pg. 53 58

Mike’s Bikes Bicycle Rentals Pg. 49 MonEric Fishing Charters Pg. 43 Outside Hilton Head Pg. 55 Pedals Pg. 40 Segway of Savannah Pg. 51 Yankee Pedaler Pg. 38

Comedy Magic Cabaret Pg. 15 Crazy Crab Pg. 3 It’s Greek To Me Pg. 14 Salty Dog Café Pgs. 32-33 Santa Fe Café Pg. 13 Savor the Lowcountry Pg. 17 Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt Pg. 14

SHOPPING Birkenstock And More Pg. 25 The Blue Parrot Fine Gifts Pg. 24 Camp Hilton Head Pg. 2 LODGING & REAL ESTATE Coligny Hilton Head Pg. 26 Hilton Head Accommodations Forsythe Jewelers Pg. 31 Pg. 19 Premier Island Properties Pg. 21 Hilton Head Shirt Company Pg. 2 Resort Source Timeshare Island Quilters Pg. 28 Resales Pg. 19 Island Winery Pg. 17 South Beach Inn & Vacation Jake’s Cargo Pgs. 32-33 Rentals Pgs. 32-33 Jake’s Shore Thing Pg. 29 Lilly Pulitzer S.M. Bradford Co. ARTS & SERVICES Arts Center of Coastal Carolina Pg. 27 Outside Hilton Head Pg. 55 Pg. 59 Salty Dog T-Shirt Factory HiltonHead.com Pg. 63 Pgs. 32-33, 64 Savannah.com Pg. 57 ShopMoreLocal.org Pg. 20 The Silver Garden Pg. 29 DINING & LOUNGES S.M. Bradford Co. Pg. 27 Captain John’s Galley at The Salty Dog Café Pgs. 32-33 South Beach General Store Pg. 2­­­­­ & Outside Back Cover Tanger Outlets Pgs. 4 & 5 Casey’s Sports Bar & Grill Tropical Outfitters Pg. 7 Pg. 15

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Park Lane Hotel & Suites

Outdoor Resorts RV Park

The Beachwalk Hotel

The SeaCrest

Holiday Inn Express The Beach House

Players Club

Best Western

Ocean Oak Resort by Hilton The Metropolitan Hotel

Best Western Ocean Breeze Inn

Marriott’s Grand Ocean Resort

Marriott’s Monarch

Swallowtail

Spicebush

South Beach Marina Inn

The Inn At Harbour Town

Marriott’s Harbour Club

Marriott’s Heritage Club

Hilton Head Harbour RV Resort & Marina

Daufuskie Island Resort & Spa

Marriott’s Welcome Center


The Westin Resort & Spa

Marriott’s Barony Beach Club

Hampton Inn

Island Club

Fiddler’s Cove

Sea Cloisters

Hilton Head Beach & Tennis

Marriott’s SurfWatch

Hilton Head Resort

Main Street Inn & Spa

Ramada Hilton Head

Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort

Marriott’s Harbour Point & Sunset Pointe

Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa

Omni Hotel & Resort

Days Inn

Hilton Head Suites

Red Roof Inn

Sonesta Resort

Park Lane Hotel & Suites

Outdoor Resorts RV Park

Bluewater Resort & Marina

The Spa On Port Royal Sound

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Events­­­­­­ Puzzle

by Jo Emery

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ACROSS CLUES 1. Angler does this. 5. Southern favorite, pecan ____ roll. 12 13 14 8. The left hand side of a ship. 12. Can be found in The Forest 1 15 16 17 Preserve, white tailed ____. 13. Hilton Head Bicycle Co. – Bikes 18 19 18 18 19 20 21 in ____ sizes, colors and models. 14. Captain John’s Galley for 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 seafood right out of the ocean and ____ your plate. 29 30 31 32 33 15. Low ____ Bike, Beach & Baby Rentals. 16. Students for Democratic Action: 32 34 34 35 36 Abbr. 17. Tanger Outlets – Tanger 1 is 37 38 39 40 41 now open with ____ stores. 18. The Crazy Crab for a steamed 44 43 42 43 44 45 seafood ____. 20. It’s above us. 46 47 48 49 50 22. Commander Zodiac for the sheer pleasure of being so 51 52 53 54 55 ____ with nature. 25. Outside Hilton Head Daufuskie 60 Island Excursions with golf cart ____. 56 57 58 59 26. Biblical name. 29. Savor The Lowcountry – 61 62 63 63 Delicious tastings and tidbits about ____ Island’s rich history. 61. Extended play: Abbr. 26. Adventure Cove Family Fun 30. The Salty ____ T-Shirt Factory. 62. Adventure Cruises – Plenty of Center – Proudly serving Hilton 32. Common sight on the water. free parking stay all ____. Head ____ Cream. 34. Mike’s Bikes Bicycle Rentals at 27. Blood factor. 63. Santa Fe Café for a Black 136 Beach City ____. 28. Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt Angus bone-in ____eye. 35. Resort Source Timeshare Resales – You make ____ your way! with a ____ obligation preview 31. The Blue Parrot Fine Gifts with the DOWN CLUES of a furnished model. Island’s ____ Pandora Shop-In-Shop. 1. Certificate of Deposit: Abbr. 36. Great seafood and steaks can 33. American Board Of Radiology: 2. Advanced Encryption Standard: ____ enjoyed at Land’s End Tavern. Abbr. Abbr. 37. Electrical engineer: Abbr. 38. H2O Nature Center – People of 3. Kayak Hilton Head – ____ 38. Man’s nickname. dolphins, egrets and maybe a all ages ____ invited to have fun. 39. Jake’s Salty Dog Pizza at 232 manatee. 39. Portals. S. Sea Pines ____. 4. Legendary Golf – Our sand 40. Gullah Heritage Trail Tours – See 40. Transactional analysis: Abbr. ____ and water hazards make ____ neighborhoods established 42. Golfer McIlroy. for realistic miniature golf. during the Civil War. 44. Coligny Hilton Head Island – 5. Dolphin Discoveries for 41. Jake’s Cargo ____ South Beach The locals have made Coligny memories that ____ a lifetime. Marina in The Sea Pines Resort. their ____ to place. 6. Island Winery with ____ World 43. Segway Of Savannah – 45. The Gypsy – ____ Out On The Segway’s PT allows you to see vinted dry wines. Water! the city on your ____. 7. Forsythe Jewelers featuring 46. The Wreck Of The Salty Dog 44. Government workers: Abbr. ceramic ware and ____ ware. Café with the same spirit ____ 8. Lawton Stables for guided trail 45. You can see this at #9 Down: The Salty Dog Café. Slang. rides and ____ rides. 48. Tropical Outfitters – ____ have 46. Birkenstock ____ More – Largest 9. Alligator & Wildlife Tour – everything under the sun & more. selection in the Lowcountry. Enjoy a ____ hour guided tour. 49. Bicycle Billy’s for over ____ 47. Arts Center Of Coastal Carolina 10. Rating To Win: Abbr. decades. – The best entertainment this 11. Gracie’s Bike Rentals – Kids 50. Salty Dog Bluffton with ____ ____ of New York. carts are available ____ rent. outstanding Happy Hour. 51. Monster in Chinese mythology. 19. Office Of Energy Development: 49. Serving ____. 52. Access Island Events from Abbr. 53. It’s Greek To Me – Dine 21. Moneric Fishing Charters anywhere! ____ now available. indoors ____ on the spacious abooard the 27’ ____ West. 53. Ango-Saxon coin. outdoor patio. 22. Lilly Pulitzer S.M. Bradford ____. 55. Volunteers University: Abbr. 54. Sunken track. 23. Blue Water TackleShop for a 57. Hilton Head Helicopter Tours – 56. Digital Development reel or ____. See ____ for money saving offer. Processing: Abbr. 24. The Silver Garden for jewelry 59. The Ocean State: Abbr. 57. Altar constellation. repair or a custom ____. 60. Examination Board: Abbr. 58. South Beach General ____ – 25. User Group Order: Abbr. Puzzle Answer on Page 38. Take Hilton Head Home. 62 ISLAND EVENTS DECEMBER 2016 hiltonhead.com



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