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cWelcome Happy New Year! The entire Island Events crew would like to offer you a warm, heartfelt welcome to Hilton Head Island. While much of the rest of the country experiences winter storms, blizzard conditions and icy roads, we’re strolling along 12 miles of sandy beaches, teeing off championship golf courses and savoring delicious Lowcountry cuisine. CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER ..........Linda Rew-Gifford PUBLISHER ....................................Lorraine Jenness ART DIRECTOR ....................................Jennifer Mlay ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE ..............................Jeff Wynne CONTRIBUTING WRITERS .......... Capt. Miles Altman, Jo Emery, Kathleen McMenamin, Georgene Mortimer, Jessie Renew, Doug Weaver ACCOUNTING........................................Mallory Raley DISTRIBUTION STAFF ....................Bruce McLemore, John Tant CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER ........Joyce Harkins

Member Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Island Events Magazine® is published monthly by Island Communications, P.O. Box 5511, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29938, Phone (843) 757-9889, Fax (843) 757-9189, e-mail: icom@hiltonhead.com. Look for us on the web at hiltonhead.com/category/magazines. Island Events® prints a minimum of 600,000 copies per year and is distributed to approximately 300 Island locations. Subscriptions available at $25.00 (Canada, $35 US) per year, single copies available for postage and handling charges of $5.00 (Canada, $6 US). Send check to address above. The design, concept, and contents of Island Events® are copyrighted and may not in any manner be reproduced in part or whole without written permission from the publisher. Every effort is made to provide dependable information, however, the publisher does not warrant that the content herein is complete or accurate. Any rates, special offers, etc. are subject to change and are not guaranteed by Island Communications. Copyright 2013, Island Communications. All rights reserved.

That’s why we’re passionate about this stunning barrier isle nestled against the South Carolina mainland. We love sharing the very best of the Lowcountry with visitors from near and far. Here on Hilton Head Island, you can enjoy world-class golf, fabulous restaurants, exciting shopping opportunities and endless outdoor activities all year-round. We think you’ll agree that there’s no other place quite like it! Even in the winter, this boot-shaped island abounds with exciting activities. On January 19 and 20, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents a special program featuring Jazz Age favorites by Stravinsky, Gerswin and Debussy, conducted by maestro John Morris Russell. Don’t miss guided Beach Walks at Mitchelville Beach every Tuesday, led by a docent from the Coastal Discovery Museum. Be sure to check out our Calendar of Events for a complete guide to the best of what’s happening on the Island this season. One thing that makes Island Events unique is our incredible line-up of columnists and contributors. In this issue, Georgene Mortimer of Island Winery discusses her recent travels through West Coast wine country, Jessie Renew of Outside Hilton Head examines live oak trees and Master Naturalist Kathleen McMenamin sheds light on the elusive bobcat. And, of course, no issue would be complete without Doug Weaver of the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy offering insight to help you make the most of your time on the green or Capt. Miles Altman sharing his best local fish stories. In January and February, as always, we’re dedicated to guiding you to the ultimate Hilton Head Island experiences, making your time here as fun and rewarding as possible. We hope our listings come in handy to guide you to some of the very best that the area has to offer. Remember that the Lowcountry and the Coastal Empire are just a click away at hiltonhead.com, hiltonheadisland.com, bluffton.com, savannah.com, stsimonsisland.com and beaufort.com. All of our “priceless” publications can be viewed online 24/7. Please pull up our informative web sites on your smart phone to decide which shops to check out today, where to go for dinner tonight and what activities to plan for tomorrow. You’ll have all the information you need to make the most of every day (and night) on the island. Start the New Year right by savoring every second on Hilton Head Island. There’s not a moment to lose. We hope you’ll come back again soon!

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About Our Cover... This February, see saxophonist Greg Whittaker perform with his band Zamar at Gullah Gospel Night along with The Voices of El Shaddai, as part of the 18th Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration. Photography by Joyce Harkins, Hilton Head Island Photography, INC.

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January/February Highlights Must Taste Island Calendar Activities and Events Islandwide Grape Travels By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery Island Style Island Horoscope – January An Island Events Favorite Island Horoscope – February An Island Events Favorite Island Tides Recreational Pathways Bounty Of The Sea By Capt. Miles Altman, Bayrunner Fishing Charters Beautiful Bobcats By Kathleen McMenamin, H2O Sports Live Oak Majesty By Jessie Renew, Outside Hilton Head Golf Tips For The New Year By Doug Weaver, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort Events Puzzle By Jo Emery

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Welcome Dining & Lounges Puzzle Answer Lodging & Real Estate Arts & Services Community Worship Shopping Activities Directory of Advertisers Map of Hilton Head Island hiltonhead.com


January/February Highlights There’s lots of fun and entertainment taking place in January and February. From cultural festivals, musical and theatrical performances along with palate-pleasing food and wine events and, of course, January brings us the one day of the year that snow is guaranteed!

Greg Whittaker, Photography by Joyce Harkins, Hilton Head Island Photography

Experience the Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration with popular events held January 31-March 2. For a complete schedule of events, see page 24.

You can always count on The Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta & Steakhouse to provide fantastic food and great happy hour pricing. You can also enjoy the Hilton Head Comedy & Magic Club, featuring Las Vegas headlining comedy and magic performers, at the Top of the Kingfisher 4 nights a week at 8 p.m. For Comedy Club reservations, (843) 681-7757. 18 Harbourside Lane. (843) 785-4442 or kingfisherseafood.com. On Jan. 10, 5:30-7 p.m., the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island presents Music of the Masters-Winter Piano Recital. This Classical Piano Recital by pianist Sanford Jones includes works by Chopin, MacDowell, Grieg and other well-known composers. Light refreshments served. Free event with donations appreciated. Partial offerings will benefit the non-profit Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island, a recipient of a 2012 National Trust for Historic Preservation Award. Providence Presbyterian Church, 171 Cordillo Pkwy. (843) 681-3254 or hhistoryteller@aol.com. See and hear John Pizzarelli, hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz,” at The Arts Center on Jan. 16, 8 p.m. Pizzarelli blends genres seamlessly highlighting his own formative musical influences from growing up in the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s, plus swingera jazz and a mix of beloved standards. $75. 14 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 842-2787 or

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artshhi.com. The Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island holds its annual fundraiser, “Honoring the Teachers” Oyster Roast by Bluffton Oyster Company, on Jan. 18, 6-9 p.m. Enjoy a full dinner with iced tea or water and a cash bar. $75. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended. Spanish Wells Clubhouse, 1 Spanish Wells Rd. (843) 681-3254 or hhistoryteller@aol.com. The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents “The Jazz Age,” America's contribution to world culture flavored by French and Russian masters. Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella Suite,” Glazunov’s “Concerto for Alto Sax,” Debussy’s “Rhapsody for Alto Sax” and Gershwin’s “An American in Paris.” Jan. 19, 4-6 p.m. and Jan. 20, 8-10 p.m. Admission: $25-$50. First Presbyterian Church, 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-2055 or hhso.org. On Sat., Jan. 25, enjoy a snow field, carnival games, blow-up rides and bounce houses from 11a.m.-4 p.m. at the New River Auto Mall Snow Day. Admission, $10 per child, ages 217; free for adults. Concessions sold separately. All proceeds benefit The Island Recreation Association’s Scholarship Fund. Shelter Cove Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 681-7273 or islandreccenter.org. The 1st Annual Chowder Challenge and Silent Auction takes place on Jan. 25, noon4 p.m. Enjoy great chowder, a hiltonhead.com


silent auction, live music, a kid’s zone along with beer and wine vendors. Admission, $5 with $1 per tasting ticket. Reilley’s Plaza, 7 Greenwood Dr. (843) 363-2303 or chris@theheather trewfoundation.org. The 22nd Annual Lowcountry Soup Challenge to benefit Volunteers in Medicine takes place on Sun., Jan. 26 at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, 12-2:30 p.m. More than 23 of the area’s best chefs provide soups for tasting and judging plus culinary displays and live music. Taste all the soup you can eat and enjoy this culinary creation for a great cause. $15. 2 Grasslawn Ave. (843) 681-6612 or vimclinic.org. The wildly funny play, “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” is on stage at The Arts Center, Feb. 4-23. With his wife safely out of town, an alibi from his best friend and a gourmet chef to add spice, Bernard’s plans for a romantic rendezvous with his lovely French mistress are set until his wife decides to stay for a surprise tryst of her own... setting the stage for a collision course of mistaken identities and outrageous infidelities. $45, adults; $31, children. 14 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 842-2787 or artshhi.com. Take your sweetheart to The Salty Dog Café’s Valentine’s Day Dinner on Feb. 14th. Enjoy the Chef’s special dinner selection complete with dessert for two! South Beach Marina Village in the Sea Pines Resort, 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 671-2233 or saltydog.com. Shop your favorite brand name outlet stores to find extra winter savings during Tanger Outlet’s Presidents Day Weekend Sale, Feb. 14-17. Visit their sales and coupon webpage for the latest sales information. (843) 837-5410 or tangeroutlet.com/hiltonhead. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Woody Guthrie, hiltonhead.com

so celebrate this “Centennial of Woody” with a musical performance played through the folk music icon of his son, Arlo Guthrie. Feb. 17, 8 p.m. $65. The Arts Center, 14 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 842-2787 or artshhi.com. Don’t miss out on the great food and fantastic fun taking place at the Salty Dog Café’s Grand Re-Opening Oyster Roast on Sat., Feb. 22. Enjoy oysters and other great food outside on the boardwalk with live entertainment and special kid's entertainment. 4 p.m. until the oysters are all gone! South Beach Marina Village in the Sea Pines Resort, 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 671-2233 or saltydog.com. The palate-pleasing combination of signature food tastings from top local restaurants will be paired with well-known Lowcountry authors and topped with an exciting “The Heat Is On” chefs’ competition at Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry’s 8th Annual Cooks & Books, Sun., Feb.23, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. 2 Grasslawn Ave. Admission, $20 in advance or $25 at the door. (843) 815-6616 or lowcountryliteracy.org. The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents “Pat Conroy POPS!,” a tribute to the works of Pat Conroy on the silver screen, including musical scores from “Conrack,” The Great Santini,” “The Lords of Discipline” and the “Prince of Tides” as well as other Hollywood Classics inspired by the Lowcountry, by Johnny Mercer, Henry Mancini, Max Steiner, Alan Silvestri and James Horner. Feb. 23, 4-6 p.m. and Feb.24, 8-10 p.m. Admission: $25-$50. First Presbyterian Church, 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-2055 or hhso.org.

Shipwrecked, courtesy of The SC Repertory Company

The South Carolina Repertory Company presents “Shipwrecked” on Jan. 22-Feb. 9. This play, based on actual events, takes audience members of all ages on a high seas adventure populated by exotic islanders, giant sea turtles and a monstrous maneating octopus. 136-B Beach City Rd. (Just past the Airport entrance) (843) 342-2057. hiltonheadtheatre.com.

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~ Must Taste ~ Captain Woody’s - A local favorite for over 30 years! Visit the new Hilton Head location, 6 Target Road, and enjoy the Famous Grouper Melt, Po Boys, Seafood Platters, Land Food, Raw Food, Raw Bar and more.

cheese sauce with macaroni, baked and topped with seasoned bread crumbs and served with house salad at Kingfisher Seafood Pasta & Steak House on the water at Shelter Cove Harbour.

Get the real deal – A juicy, grilled Philly steak topped with sautéed onions and Cheese Wiz on an Amoroso roll – at Casey’s Sports Bar & Grille, where everyone is treated like an All Star.

Great seafood and steaks can be enjoyed, along with a breathtaking view, while seated indoors or out at Lands End Tavern.

Enjoy creative cuisine, legendary seafood specialties, decadent desserts and spectacular waterfront dining at the Chart House. 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. Enjoy live music, dancing and drinks at The Electric Piano Bar. Try a flavorful martini from the extensive menu which offers a classic Dirty Martini to a Tangerine Dream. Flavors include: raspberry, black cherry, pomegranate and the house favorite “The Electric Blue Piano.” Five Guys is a family-friendly restaurant specializing in hand-formed juicy burgers, freshbaked buns, kosher style hot dogs and freshcut fries cooked in 100% pure peanut oil. Award-winning wings are just one of the tasty menu items found at Hilton Head Brewing Co. – 1st Overall Winner of the 2011 Hilton Head Island WingFest. It’s Greek To Me serves the Island’s best calamari, an array of Greek specialty dishes and homemade, mouth-watering desserts while dining indoors or out on the spacious patio or roof-top terrace. Enjoy sautéed lobster tossed in a cheddar 12 ISLAND EVENTS JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014

Fresh, homemade and tasty American and Mediterranean food can be found at The Market Street Cafe, a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Enjoy a full menu of seafood, salads and sandwiches served along with tropical freezes and ocean breezes at The Salty Dog Cafe. With dishes ranging from their famous Grouper to 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. For the very best in Italian cuisine, visit Stellini Italian Restaurant – the Lowcountry’s “Little Italy” since 1989! Subway offers a delicious selection of sandwiches and salads for every taste and is now offering breakfast items. 7 convenient locations. Subway... EAT FRESH! 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 sandwiches, along with one of the best views on the Island, can be found at The Wreck of The Salty Dog Cafe. hiltonhead.com


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Ongoing: The Island Recreation Center offers youth & adult programs for all ages and skill levels. Pre-registration required. 20 Wilborn Rd. (843) 681-7273 or islandreccenter.org. Ongoing: Memory Matters offers help to those suffering from dementia and their caregivers. 117 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-6688 or memory-matters.org. 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 artleaguehhi.org. Ongoing: Enjoy live music on the deck, at Hilton Head Brewing Co., 7C Greenwood Drive in Reilley’s Plaza. Call for schedule. (843) 785-3900 or hhbrewingco.com. Ongoing: Hilton Head Comedy & Magic Club is a great place for your corporate events, award banquets and holiday parties. Shows may be customized to your event. All guests receive a free DVD of the event. Reserve your date by calling (843) 681-7757. Ongoing: Let Five Guys Burgers and Fries help JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014 ISLAND EVENTS 13


cCalendar raise money for your school or organization. coastalburgerfundraiser.com. Monday-Saturday: Wine Flights & Cheese at the Island Winery, 12:30-2:30 p.m. $10 per flight. 12-A Cardinal Rd. (843) 842-3141 or islandwinery.com. Monday-Thursday: Wine & Cheese Happy Hour at the Island Winery starting at 4 p.m. Cover charge. 12-A Cardinal Rd. (843) 842-3141 or islandwinery.com. Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays: Bridge Workshops are available to locals and out-oftowners at the Hilton Head Island Bridge Club, located in Port Royal Plaza, mile marker #5. (843) 689-6239 or bridgewebs.com/hiltonheadisland. Mondays: “Where Does the Power Come From?” complimentary golf clinic and exhibition led by PGA Pro, Doug Weaver. Robert Trent Jones Course, 4 p.m. Take advantage of free custom club fitting and swing evaluation every Mon., Wed. and Fri., 9 a.m.-noon. (843) 785-1138 or palmettodunes.com. Mondays: The Tennis Center at Palmetto Dunes offers a complimentary exhibition at 5:30 p.m. 14 ISLAND EVENTS JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014

Come watch the pros play while enjoying complimentary cocktails or lemonade, door prizes and great fun. (843) 785-1152 or palmettodunes.com. Mondays: The Hilton Head Shore Notes (Sweet Adelines) rehearse at Island Lutheran Church, 7 p.m. Guests welcome. 4400 Main St. (843) 681-3516 or hiltonheadshorenotes.com. Tuesday-Sunday: The Gullah Heritage Trail Tours travel through native island neighborhoods on Hilton Head Island as a family of 12 brothers and sisters, who trace their family’s origin on the Island to the early 1800s, operate the twohour tour narrating a story known to few, while weaving through hidden paths of the Island’s subtropical landscape. The tour departs from the Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Dr., Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Sun., noon. (843) 681-7066 or gullaheritage.com. Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays: Wish Upon A Horse Therapeutic Riding Center provides FREE therapeutic horseback riding lessons to children and adults with special needs. These lessons are available for residents and visitors. Volunteers to assist during lessons are always needed as well and no experience with horses is necessary. Donations are always welcome. Please call or visit website for more information. (843) 671-2586 or wishuponahorsehhi.org. hiltonhead.com


cCalendar Tuesdays: The Tennis Center at Palmetto Dunes offers complimentary Tennis Demo Days, Tues., 2 p.m. (843) 785-1152 or palmettodunes.com. First Tuesday: “Discovery Reptiles” program at the H2O Nature Center in Harbour Town. Join the Master Naturalist and get up close and personal with Lowcountry reptiles. 3-4 p.m. Reservations required. Lighthouse Rd. (843) 686-5323 or h2osports.com. Second Tuesday: NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Connection Recovery Support Group for Consumers meets at Christ Lutheran Church, 5:30-7 p.m. Support Group for Caregivers and Parents meets at 6 p.m. 829 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 681-2200 or e-mail nami@hargray.com. Thursdays: Imagination Hour at The Sandbox, 18-A Pope Ave. Story-time Hour and Crafts. 10:30 a.m. (843) 842-7645 or thesandbox.org. Thursdays: Enjoy Pinnacle Vodka Ladies Night while grooving to The Simpson Brothers as they play classic rock, beach music and Motown at The Electric Piano Bar. Doors open at 8 p.m. Music starts at 9:30 p.m. 33 Office Park Rd. in the Park Plaza Shopping Center. (843) 785-5397 or electricpianohhi.com. Thursdays: Visit a well preserved example of a Civil War Era coastal artillery battery at Historic Fort Mitchel, 3 p.m. Adults: $12, Children ages 6-12: $7, no children under 6 please. Reservations requested. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767 or coastaldiscovery.org. Third Thursdays: Parent’s Night Out, 6-9 p.m. Enjoy a date night out while your children play at the Sandbox, 18-A Pope Ave. Staff-supervised, arts and crafts, and dinner (pizza, drink, & dessert). For children ages 3-9 years. Nonmembers $25 per child ($15 for additional children). Members $20 per child ($10 for additional children). This is a popular program, advance reservations recommended. (843) or thesandbox.org. Fridays: The Dueling Pianos are live at The Electric Piano. Enjoy the sounds and the fun with Sterlin, Dallas & Charlie. Doors open at 8 p.m.; Pianos start at 9:30 p.m. 33 Office Park Rd. in the Park Plaza Shopping Center. (843) 785-5397 or electricpianohhi.com. Fridays: Enjoy “BONK,” the hilarious comedy game show as seen in Las Vegas and the five star Karisma Resorts on the Riviera Maya at the Hilton Head Comedy & Magic Club located at the Top of the Kingfisher private showroom. Showtime, 8 p.m.; Doors open, 7:30 p.m. 18 Harbourside Lane. (843) 681-7757 or hiltonhead.com

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cCalendar hiltonheadcomedymagic.com. Fridays: Learn about Hilton Head’s plantation era and some Islanders’ involvement in the Revolutionary War on the “Patriots and Planters” guided tour of this cemetery that dates back to the late 18th century. 2-3 p.m. $12 adult, $7 child (ages 4-12). Zion Chapel of Ease, 278 & Mathews Dr. Reservations required. (843) 689-6767, ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org. Fridays: Social Shag Dance Night hosted by the Hilton Head Island Carolina Shag Club at Riptides, 33 Office Park Dr., Park Plaza, 6-9 p.m. (843) 505-0152 or hhishag.com. Saturdays: The Electric Piano Bar welcomes the sounds of The Simpson Brothers. Doors open, 8 p.m.; music starts at 9:30 p.m. 33 Office Park Rd., Park Plaza Shopping Center. (843) 785-5397. electricpianohhi.com. Sundays: Join Captain Woody’s for Sunday Brunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Specials include $6 bottomless mimosas and $7 Grey Goose Woody Bloody Marys. A few favorites… Shrimp & Grits, Steak & Eggs, Crab Cake Benedict, Prime Rib Benedict, French Toast and more. Hilton Head, 16 ISLAND EVENTS JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014

(843) 785-2400, 6 Target Rd.; Bluffton, (843) 757-6222, 17 State of Mind St. captainwoodys.com. January 1-14: The Coastal Discovery Museum hosts “Images,” an art exhibition. The exhibition contains watercolors and oils, acrylics, collage and monoprints. Subjects range from abstract to representational art, landscapes and figures. Gallery is open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767, ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org. January 6-31: The Society of Bluffton Artists presents "The Nature of Art," a collection of original acrylic paintings by local artist Stephen Moscowitz. A reception to meet the artist will be held Sun., Jan. 12, 3-5 p.m. Enjoy refreshments, the art of Stephen Moscowitz along with the work of over 100 other member artists. SOBA Gallery, corner of Church and Calhoun Sts., Bluffton. (843) 757-6586 or sobagallery.com. January 11 & 25: Classic Rock Night at The Electric Piano Bar with the sounds of The Simpson Bros. Doors open at 8 p.m.; music starts at 9:30 p.m. 33 Office Park Rd. in the Park Plaza Shopping Center next to Harris Teeter. (843) 785-5397 or electricpianohhi.com. January 15: Several species of whales visit the hiltonhead.com


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cCalendar South Carolina waters either in search of food or to give birth. Among those, the North Atlantic Right Whale, is one of the most endangered species of whale in the world with numbers estimated in the few hundreds. Dr. Al Segars will cover the natural history of these whales and their current status along with threats and challenges. Learn about the ongoing efforts to protect these magnificent animals. $7 per person. 3-4 p.m. Reservations required. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767 or coastaldiscovery.org. January 18-December 31: In early 2013 archaeologists investigated a portion of historic Mitchelville that will be affected by the expansion of the Hilton Head Island Airport runway. “Finding Freedom’s Home: Archaeology at Mitchelville” is a display of the results of the investigations and objects recovered during the excavations. Mon.Sat., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767 or coastaldiscovery.org. January 18: Sterlin & Shuvette play the sounds of Motown at R&B Night at The Electric Piano Bar. Doors open at 8 p.m.; music starts at 9:30 p.m. 33 Office Park Rd. in the Park Plaza Shopping Center next to Harris Teeter. (843) 785-5397 hiltonhead.com

or electricpianohhi.com. January 22: “Loggerhead Sea Turtle Nesting on Hilton Head Island” is a program focusing on the nesting habits and conservation effort on the Island. This past season produced a record breaking nesting density on the island and the state of South Carolina. The obstacles this endangered species face will be discussed and a power point presentation will be utilized to clearly define these examples with pictures and specific explanations. 3-4 p.m. This program is for ages 9 and older. Reservations required. (843) 689-6767, ext 223 or coastaldiscovery.org. January 23-February 28: “And the Rains Came Down,” an exhibit of artwork depicting the story of Noah and the Ark, will be on display at First Presbyterian Church. The public is invited to the opening reception Jan. 23, 5-7 p.m. The exhibit is free and hosted by the Visual Arts Committee of First Presbyterian Church. 540 William Hilton Pkwy. (843) 681-3696 for exhibit hours and information. January 23: Hilton Head Island becomes a Sommelier's dream at the Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival International Judging Event. Over 700 wines from around the world are entered into this annual judging event. Advanced and Master Sommelier's are invited to use their JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014 ISLAND EVENTS 17


cCalendar expertise in selecting the Best in Show Wine along with Gold and Silver medal winners. 8 a.m. (843) 686-4944 or hiltonheadwineandfood.com. February 1 & 15: Sterlin & Shuvette play the sounds of Motown at R&B Night at The Electric Piano Bar. Doors open at 8 p.m.; music starts at 9:30 p.m. 33 Office Park Rd. in the Park Plaza Shopping Center next to Harris Teeter. (843) 785-5397 or electricpianohhi.com. February 1: Instrumentalists, age 18 and younger from throughout the Southeast compete for cash prizes and performances in the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Youth Concerto Competition. 1:30-5 p.m. Preferential seating is available if purchased before the concert. St. Luke’s Church, 50 Pope Ave. (843) 842-2055 or hhso.org. February 3-9: The Low Country Classic MidAtlantic Bridge Conference Regional Tournament takes place at the Marriott Resort and Spa. This is the second largest regional bridge tournament in the United States, a popular draw for snowbirds and locals, and the Hilton Head Island Bridge Club hosts the tournament every other year. $11 for each session, no pre-registration is required. 1 Hotel Circle. (843) 757-4505 or 18 ISLAND EVENTS JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014

bridgewebs.com/hiltonheadisland. February 7: The Electric Piano Bar presents the Suburban Love Junkies Band. Doors open at 8 p.m.; music starts at 9:30 p.m. 33 Office Park Rd. in the Park Plaza Shopping Center next to Harris Teeter. (843) 785-5397 or electricpianohhi.com. February 8 & 22: Classic Rock Night at The Electric Piano Bar with the sounds of The Simpson Bros. Doors open at 8 p.m.; music starts at 9;30 p.m. 33 Office Park Rd. in the Park Plaza Shopping Center next to Harris Teeter. (843) 785-5397 or electricpianohhi.com. February 9-10: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents “German Romantics.” The progenitors of German Romanticism with the winner of the 2013 Hilton Head International Piano Competition perform in the most joyous of symphonies. Feb. 9, 4-6 p.m. and Feb.10, 8-10 p.m. Admission: $25-$50. First Presbyterian Church, 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-2055 or hhso.org. SOMETIMES EVENTS CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. PLEASE CALL THE LISTED PHONE NUMBERS FOR CONFIRMATION. TO INCLUDE YOUR EVENT IN THE CALENDAR, CALL (843) 757-9889, FAX (843) 757-9189 or E-MAIL icom@hiltonhead.com. hiltonhead.com


cDining & Lounges Captain John’s Galley at The Salty Dog Cafe South Beach Marina Village, The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines Drive. Enjoy seafood right out of the ocean and onto your plate. Serving great seafood, steaks, pasta and more in a fun, nautical atmosphere. Call for seasonal hours. See ad pages 32 & 33. (843) 671-5199. saltydog.com.

Captain Woody’s Hilton Head: 6 Target Road, off of Palmetto Bay Road, G-17 on map. GPS: 6 Target Road; Bluffton: The Promenade, GPS: 17 State of Mind Street. A local’s favorite for over 30 years! A fun, friendly and casual atmosphere featuring The Famous Grouper Melt, Po Boys, Seafood Platters, Land Food, Raw Bar and more. Outdoor Deck Bar and Patio seating available. Open 7 days a week 11a.m.-10 p.m., Bar open til late. Great Children’s menu and Happy Hour menu. See ad page 18. (843) 785-2400 (Hilton Head), (843) 757-6222 (Bluffton). captainwoodys.com.

Casey’s Sports Bar & Grille New Orleans Road, E-19 on map. GPS: 37 New Orleans Road. Under new ownership, Casey’s hiltonhead.com

serves appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches and more all made fresh in-house daily. Offering over 30 TVs for the sports enthusiasts, nightly entertainment, daily food and drink specials and friendly service where everyone is treated like an All Star. Enjoy Happy Hour, 4-7 p.m., Mon.-Fri., with $.50 shrimp and wings, $2.50 domestic beers and nightly entertainment. Open 11 a.m. daily. See ad page 19. (843) 785-2255. caseyshhi.com.

Chart House Hudson Road off Squire Pope Road, S-28 on map. GPS: 2 Hudson Road. Join us for spectacular waterfront dining at the legendary Chart House located on the Intracoastal Waterway. Chart House offers beautiful views and outdoor seating on the fabulous new patio. The menu features fresh fish, pristine seafood, succulent steaks, Lowcountry specialty items and more. Open daily for lunch and dinner; Early Bird available; Sunday Brunch. See ad page 13. (843) 342-9066. chart-house.com.

The Crazy Crab Harbour Town, H-8 on map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Road; Jarvis Creek, Q-24 on map. GPS: 104 William Hilton Parkway. Fresh local seafood in two picturesque settings on the water. Casual dining and great family fun. Enjoy local seafood favorites JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014 ISLAND EVENTS 19


Grape Travels By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery

Exploring the epicenter of West Coast winemaking in California and Oregon.

Sonoma Coast, courtesy of Georgene Mortimer

For the past several months, I’ve been writing about a trip my husband and I took this summer, exploring the many wine regions of the United States and Canada in one long road trip. In the past, we’ve taken many trips solely devoted to one wine region or another. However, visiting multiple regions in one trip allowed us to compare and contrast the different regions in a whole new way. Not only was this tremendous fun, but it also deepened our perspective on the nuances of vineyard location and management. Here at Island Winery, we purchase our grapes from vineyards around the world, so this new level of understanding was critical. As we traveled though the northern wine regions of California, we were struck by how in such relatively short distances, factors such as distance from the Pacific Ocean, elevation and amount of sunlight had such dramatic influences on the grapes. For example, wines made from grapes grown on the Sonoma Coast were quite different from wines a mere 50 miles north and east of the coastal range in the Potter Valley. However, as we traveled a good distance north, across the mountainous regions of northern California and into the wide and fertile Willamette Valley of Oregon, we began to see how latitude started to become the dominant influence. Whether you learned about the Willamette Valley in history class or by playing the video game Oregon Trail, this area was the final westward destination for many settlers seeking a better life. Massive flooding during several ice ages created this broad, flat, fertile valley. Today, the Willamette Valley is coveted by 20 ISLAND EVENTS JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014

modern day grape growers just like it was by the first settlers willing to face extreme peril to reach this ideal farming valley. The Willamette Valley has indeed gained worldclass recognition over the last decade or so for its decadent Pinot Noirs. Decades of experimentation with various Pinot Noir clones and figuring out how to deal with the very wet weather have paid off. Highly skilled winemakers have now come into this region to put the finishing touches on crafting a wine from this vexing grape. To say that there is an “Oregon Style” Pinot Noir is a bit simplistic because the winemaker has a lot of influence above and beyond what is produced in the vineyards. However, in general, these wines do tend to be light-bodied, fruity and acidic, embodying all the characteristics of the cool, wet climate inherent in their latitude. Although our travels to the Willamette Valley have given us a new found respect for the quality of Pinot Noirs produced in Oregon, we still prefer the riper, fuller bodied Pinot Noirs grown in California, which is where we will continue to buy our Pinot Noir grapes to make our wines. Save yourself a trip across the country and stop by Island Winery to sample our favorite expressions of the Pinot Noir grape. We have plenty of options for you to taste, to kick off the New Year in style. The perfect bottle of wine awaits at Island Winery on Cardinal Road. Store and tasting hours are Monday through Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wine Flights and Cheese are available from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. A Wine & Cheese Happy Hour is offered Monday-Thursday starting at 4 p.m. (843) 842-3141 or islandwinery.com. hiltonhead.com


cDining & Lounges prepared any way you like. Kid’s menu available. Serving lunch and dinner daily. See ad page 3. (843) 681-5021 (Jarvis Creek), 363-2722 (Harbour Town). thecrazycrab.com.

burgers” and Five Guys was voted #1 burger in Zagat’s fast food survey. See ad page 14. (843) 686-3344 (Hilton Head), (843) 757-4667 (Bluffton). Order Online at fiveguys.com. For fundraising opportunities for your school or organization, visit coastalburgerfundraiser.com.

Hilton Head Brewing Company The Electric Piano Bar Park Plaza Shopping Center, Office Park Road, F-17 on map. GPS: 33 Office Park Road. The ONLY Dueling Piano Shows on Hilton Head Island. Toetappin’, knee slappin’, sing-along. Dance to the live music and enjoy the best of Hilton Head Island’s nightlife. Enjoy drinks from our extensive martini list or from our wide selection of liquors, beers and wine. See ad page 23. (843) 785-5397. electricpianohhi.com.

Greenwood Dr. in Reilley’s Plaza, E-16 on map. GPS: 7 Greenwood Drive. South Carolina’s first microbrewery since Prohibition. Serving fresh, local seafood along with daily specials. Our menu features a vast array of items. Join us for our great Happy Hour with drink specials and Football Specials on Sat. and Sun. Serving lunch, Sat. & Sun., 11:30 a.m.; Dinner daily from 4 p.m.; Happy Hour, 4-7 p.m. See ad page 14. (843) 785-3900. hhbrewingco.com.

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Hilton Head Comedy & Magic Club

Hilton Head: Island Crossing/Publix Shopping Center, G-16 on map. GPS: 11 Palmetto Bay Road. Bluffton: Best Buy Center GPS: 1019 Fording Island Road. Five Guys is a family friendly restaurant focused on serving high quality burgers and fries. The menu is simple: burgers, hot dogs, fries, veggie and grilled cheese sandwiches. Burgers are hand-formed, preservative free and never frozen. Fries are hand-cut and cooked in peanut oil. Zagat Survey said “there are no better

Shelter Cove Harbour, Top of the Kingfisher Showroom, H-26 on map. GPS: 18 Harbourside Lane. The Hilton Head Comedy and Magic Club features nationally touring comedy-magicians and stand-up comedians appearing Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Every Friday night the showroom is home to the smash-hit comedy game-show BONK, as seen in Las Vegas and around the world. Rated “PG.” Doors open at 7:30 p.m., showtime is 8 p.m. Limited seat-

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It’s Greek To Me 11 Lagoon Road, across from Coligny Plaza, C-19 on map. GPS: 11 Lagoon Road. A favorite of locals and visitors alike for over 15 years. Enjoy an array of Greek specialty and authentic dishes prepared from scratch using secret family recipes and only the finest ingredients. Serving lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. Dine indoors or on the spacious outdoor patio. Happy Hour 5-7 p.m. Takeout and Kid’s Menu available. Plenty of on-site parking for our customers. See ad page 17. (843) 842-4033. itsgreektomesc.com.

Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta & Steak House Shelter Cove Harbour, H-26 on map. GPS: 18 Harbourside Lane. An excellent place for fantastic waterfront dining inside or out. Offering 3 course Early Bird Specials for $14.99 from 57 p.m., 15 Entrees under $15 and all-you-caneat Specials for $9.99. The best Island Happy Hour specials in the Harbourside Lounge, 58 p.m., including Peel & Eat Shrimp, $5.99/ dozen; Oysters on the Half Shell, $4.80/1/2 dozen; Crab Legs, $15.99/lb.; $2.50 drafts; $3.99 well drinks and $2.99 wines. Go to the Facebook page or website for special deals. See ad page 15. (843) 785-4442. kingfisherseafood.com.

Land’s End Tavern South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines Drive. 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. Call for seasonal hours. Happy Hour, 4-6 p.m.; Early Bird Specials, 4-6 p.m. See ad pages 32 & 33. (843) 671-5456. saltydog.com.

The Salty Dog Cafe South Beach Marina Village, The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines Drive. Enjoy the famous steamed shrimp, frozen drinks, casual atmosphere, great food and live entertainment at the Island’s favorite outdoor cafe overlooking beautiful Braddock’s Cove. Call for seasonal hours. Happy Hour, 4-6 p.m. See ad pages 32 & 33. (843) 671-2233. saltydog.com.

Santa Fe Café Plantation Center, F-23 on map. GPS: 807 William 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 22 ISLAND EVENTS JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014

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Island Events cDining & Lounges lunch, Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Dinner, nightly, 5-10 p.m. Live music is performed Wed.-Sat. evenings. Reservations are suggested. See ad page 16. (843) 785-3838. santafecafehiltonhead.com.

Stellini Italian Restaurant Executive Park Drive, E-19 on map. GPS: 15 Pope Avenue 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 takeout available. Reservations suggested. Serving Mon.-Sat., 5-9:30 p.m. See ad page 17. (843) 785-7006. stellinihhi.com.

Subway Where great taste and variety come together. Subway offers a delicious selection of sandwiches and salads for every taste. Our menu includes a listing of ingredients for making sensible and informed choices. Eat-in or take out... Great for the beach! Let subway create a custom sandwich platter for your next party or get together. Remember we are now open for breakfast. Subway... EAT FRESH. 7 convenient locations – Bluffton/Hilton Head. Our newest location – Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head. See ad page 17. (843) 681-RUBY (7829). subway.com.

The Wreck of the Salty Dog Cafe South Beach Marina Village, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines Drive. Overlooking Braddock’s Cove at South Beach Marina. Offering casual dining with the same spirit as The Salty Dog Cafe. Fresh seafood, delicious steaks, sandwiches and tempting cocktails in a nautical atmosphere with one of the best views on the island. Featuring live piano music nightly. Call for seasonal hours. See ad pages 32 & 33. (843) 671-SEAS. saltydog.com. hiltonhead.com

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GULLAH CELEBRATION CALENDAR OF EVENTS TASTE OF GULLAH Date: Sat., Feb. 1 Time: Noon to 4 p.m. Venue: Art Center of Coastal Carolina 14 Shelter Cove Ln. Cost: $12.00 per plate FIRST AFRICAN BAPTIST CHURCH FAMILY & FRIENDS CELEBRATION Program titled “Looking Back in our Gullah Heritage.” Entertainment will include local singer, praise dancers and historic dramatizing. There will also be a speaker on Gullah History. Date: Tues., Feb. 4 Time: 7 p.m. Cost: Free will offering GULLAH GOSPEL NIGHT Date: Fri., Feb. 7 Time: 7 p.m. Venue: Zion Missionary Church - 10 Robertson St. Cost: Free will offering Performers: Zamar featuring Saxophonist Greg Whittaker & The Voices of El shaddai GULLAH BREAKFAST/ CULTURAL FORUM Date: Sat., Feb. 8 Time: 8 a.m. to Noon Venue: St. James Baptist Church 209 Dillon Rd. Cost: $12.00

Date: Fri., Feb. 14 Time: 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Venue: Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort - 40 Folly Field Rd. Cost: $30 per person or 2 for $50.00 - includes buffet dinner ARTS, CRAFT & FOOD EXPO Date: Sat., Feb. 15 & Sun., Feb. 16 Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue: Coastal Discovery Museum 70 Honey Horn Dr. Rain Venue: Hilton Head Island Middle School - 55 Wilburn Rd. Cost: $5.00 per person 12 & up; 11 & under a can good TRADITIONAL GULLAH GOSPEL CONCERT Date: Friday, Feb. 21 Time: 7 p.m. Venue: St. James Baptist Church 209 Dillon Rd. Cost: Free will donation Performers: One Accord, Colleton Spiritual Aires GULLAH MEN WHA COOK Date: Saturday, Feb. 22 Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Venue: St. James Baptist Church, 209 Dillon Rd. Cost: $5.00 per person

VARIETY SHOW AT SEA PINES Date: Sun., Feb. 9 Time: 5 p.m. Venue: Sea Pines Club House

COWBOY FESTIVAL Date: Sunday, Feb. 23 Time: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Venue: 231 Beach City Rd. Cost: $5.00 per person 12 & up - 11 & VALENTINE’S DAY LIVE under can or nonWITH DEAS GUYZ perishable good 24 ISLAND EVENTS JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014

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Destination Vacation Hilton Head 7 Executive Park Road off Pope Avenue, E-18 on map. GPS: 7 Executive Park Road. Our experienced team will help you find the perfect rental home or villa for your next Hilton Head vacation. We specialize in luxury oceanfront and beach-oriented rental homes and villas from 2-7 bedrooms in the resort areas of Sea Pines, Forest Beach and Palmetto Dunes. Call for a vacation guide or visit us online to preview our amazing array of properties. (843) 785-7774 or (877) 874-7244. dvhhi.com.

Hilton Head Accommodations Off Pope Ave., E-18 on map. GPS: 20 Executive Park Road. 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 7. (843) 842-6556, ext. 3. hiltonheadusa.com.

South Beach Inn and Vacation Rentals South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines Drive. Offering weekly and nightly rates with all the amenihiltonhead.com

ties 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. REAL ESTATE

Dunes Marketing Group Offices in Shelter Cove, Palmetto Dunes and Moss Creek. With over $5 billion in sales, Dunes Marketing Group is consistently ranked as one of the top three real estate companies in the Lowcountry. Since 1979, Dunes Marketing Group has built a stellar reputation helping families realize their home ownership dreams. Start on your dream quest today and stop by one of our three conveniently located offices in Shelter Cove, Palmetto Dunes and Moss Creek. (843) 842-1111 or (800) 258-5202. dunesrealestategroup.com. TIMESHARE RESALES

Resort Source Timeshare Resales Executive Park Road, off Pope Avenue, E-18 on map. GPS: 20 Executive Park Road. 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 special resort preview packages. See ad page 7. (843) 842-6556, ext. 4. hiltonheadforless.com. JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014 ISLAND EVENTS 25


USEFUL FACTS ABOUT...

State Capital State Nickname Land Area Coastline Population

Columbia The Palmetto State 31,113 Square Miles 187 Miles of Coastline About 4 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

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

cCommunity Worship ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL CHURCH 3001 Meeting St. • 681-8333

SYNAGOGUE 4501 Meeting St. • 689-2178

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER 1 Mathews Dr., Ste. 101 • 815-5820

FIRST AFRICAN BAPTIST CHURCH 70 Beach City Rd. • 681-6427

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. • 815-2345 CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH 829 William Hilton Pkwy. • 785-5560 CHRISTIAN RENEWAL CHURCH 95 Gardner Dr. • 342-5433 CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH 4 Park Lane • 785-9556 CHURCH OF CHRIST 23 Bow Circle • 686-2323 THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS 2800 Meeting St. • 681-6100 CONGREGATION BETH YAM

382 Squire Pope Rd. • 681-3678 NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH 80 Gum Tree Rd. • 681-8327

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 100 S. Forest Beach Dr. • 785-4478

NORTH ISLAND BAPTIST CHURCH 3800 Main St. • 689-3800

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 540 William Hilton Pkwy. • 681-3696

PROVIDENCE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 171 Cordillo Pkwy. • 842-5673

GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH 450 Spanish Wells Rd. • 681-6698 HILTON HEAD KOREAN BAPTIST CHURCH 100 S. Forest Beach Dr. • 263-3006 HILTON HEAD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 235 William Hilton Pkwy. • 689-6362

QUEEN CHAPEL A.M.E. 114 Beach City Rd. • 681-3315 RESURRECTION CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CHURCH 296 Spanish Wells Rd. • 689-3625 ST. ANDREW BY-THE-SEA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 20 Pope Ave. • 785-4711

HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH 24 Pope Ave. • 785-2895 ST. FRANCIS BY THE SEA CATHOLIC CHURCH ISLAND LUTHERAN CHURCH 45 Beach City Rd. • 681-6350 (MO. SYNOD) ST. JAMES BAPTIST CHURCH 4400 Main St. • 689-5200 209 Beach City Rd. • 681-6446 LOWCOUNTRY COMMUNITY CHURCH ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 21 Office Park Rd. • 681-3399 50 Pope Ave. • 785-4099 MT. CALVARY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

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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.

A celebration of Gullah culture returns to Hilton Head Island with special events beginning January 3 and continuing through March 1. A NIBCAA Initiative, this year’s events include arts & crafts exhibits, Gullah food and entertainment, a Marsh Tacky Horse Exhibition along with lots of family fun. See ad page 24. (843) 255-7304. gullahcelebration.com.

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Legacy Design Photographers

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Shelter Cove Harbour (next to Frosty’s Italian Ices), H-26 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Lane. Create a Hilton Head Island vacation tradition. We specialize in family beach portraits on the Island’s beautiful dunes. Enjoy viewing your Hilton Head portraits the next day using a state-ofthe-art presentation that lets you see all of the details... and the smiles. It is our pleasure to provide you with all of the personal service you’ll need to select your treasured, heirloom prints. Gift certificates available. See ad page 25. (843) 686-3138. legacydigital.com.

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Fountain Spa Fountain Center (near Sea Pines Circle), E-18 on map. GPS: 55 New Orleans Road #202. A cozy, warm, inviting day spa offering personalized treatments from caring professionals. Services include: Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Thai-Yoga, Reiki, Couples and Hot Bamboo Massage; ilike Organic Skincare facials, waxing, body wraps, ear coning, spa manicures, spa pedicures and foot treatments. We also sell an array of natural products. We look forward to making you feel whole again. Open daily by appointment. See ad page 27. 1(843) 353-0006. hiltonhead.com

Highway 278 at Shelter Cove Harbour, G-24 on map. GPS: 14 Shelter Cove Lane. A remarkable showcase for professional performing and visual arts, as well as cultural festivals and educational outreach. And proof that life on our legendary white sand shores is so much more than a day at the beach. A treat for the best entertainment this side of New York. Exciting productions of musicals, dramas and comedies. Call for reservations and ticket information. See coupon ad page 59. (843) 842-2787. artshhi.com. Beach City Rd. (Just past the Airport entrance), M-35 on map. GPS: 136-B Beach City Road. Written by Pulitzer-Winning playwright Donald Margulies, directed by Tom Evans and based on actual events, Shipwrecked! takes audience members of all ages on a high seas adventure populated by exotic islanders, giant sea turtles and a monstrous man-eating octopus. Louis’ hairraising tale – told by three actors and an explorersized helping of theatrical magic – challenges us to wonder how far we are willing to blur the line between fact and fiction in order to leave our mark on the world. Preview, Jan. 22; Shows through Feb. 9. Call or go online for tickets. See ad page 26. (843) 342-2057. hiltonheadtheatre.com. JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014

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Holiday Gift Guide From comfort shoes and accessories to popular Gullah Gourmet mixes, we've put together gift ideas that are sure to please those on your list this holiday season. Surprise someone on your list with a gift of comfort! Birkenstock Barefootin’ offers the latest styles in comfort shoes and accessories for men, women and children. All of their lines are designed for those who care about their personal health and are not willing to compromise their appetite for fashion. Hilton Head Village, 1460 Fording Island Rd., Bluffton, (843) 837-3562 or birkenstockbarefootin.com. You can’t go wrong at The Blue Parrot Fine Gifts. Here you will find the Pandora Shop-In-Shop offering a complete line of Pandora jewelry and charms as well as paintings, sculpture and fine craftwork all surprisingly affordable to deliciously extravagant! The Village at Wexford, 1000 William Hilton Pkwy, (843) 785-9877 or blueparrotgifts.com. You will find something for everyone at Camp Hilton Head. The ever-popular Palm and Moon T-Shirt or an item from the Salt Life or Guy Harvey clothing and accessories collections are always sure to please. Shelter Cove Harbour, (843) 842-3666; Coligny Plaza, (843) 686-4877; Harbour Town, (843) 671-3600; South Beach General Store, (843) 671-6784; Hilton Head Shirt Co., (843) 686-5099 or camphiltonhead.com. With over 60 specialty shops and restaurants “Coligny at the Beach” should be your destination of choice this holiday season. All those items on your shopping list - Find Them at Coligny! 1 North Forest Beach Dr., (843) 842-6050 or colignyplaza.com. Designs by Cleo in The Gallery of Shops features a collection of bold and 28 ISLAND EVENTS DECEMBER 2013

beautiful – “Art you can wear” – one-ofa-kind jewelry handcrafted in sterling silver with freshwater pearls and/or semi-precious gemstones. Call Cleo with your “Wish List” before Men’s Shopping Night on December 13, then send your significant other to pick up your heart’s desire. 14 Greenwood Dr., (843) 342-7001. “Nothing could be finer” than to be surprised with a custom-designed palmetto tree and crescent moon pendant from Forsythe Jewelers this holiday season. Choose from sterling silver or silver with 14K gold and diamond accents for that special lady in your life. The Shops at Sea Pines Center, 71 Lighthouse Rd. in the Sea Pines Resort, (843) 671-7070 or forsythejewelers.biz. Can you think of any friend or loved one on your list who would not enjoy the gift of being pampered? Fountain Spa offers massages, facials, body and nail services along with an array of spa packages in a warm, cozy and inviting environment. Instant gift certificates are available to download and print at the website! 55 New Orleans Rd., Ste. 202, (843) 353-0006 or fountainspahhi.com. Give “a gift in good taste.” The Island Fudge Shoppe offers more than a dozen flavors of homemade fudge as well as hand-dipped chocolates, salt water taffy, fresh pralines and other sweet treats. Gift baskets, corporate promotional products and shipping are available. Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Dr., (843) 842-4280 or islandfudge.com. If there is a quilter on your list, or perhaps a “wannabe,” Island Quilters offers a full line of kits, a large selection of batiks and designer fabrics along with tools and notions for beginner to expert quilter. Park Plaza, 33-B Office Park Rd., (843) 8424500 or islandquilters.com. hiltonhead.com


“The Island’s Outdoor Outfitter,” Outside Hilton Head, features premier outdoor clothing and is the Island’s fun and performance shoe source. You are sure to find the perfect gifts among the latest styles from Horny Toad, PrAna, UGG and Frye, with sport and performance shoes from Keen, Solomon, FiveFingers, and Vasque. The Plaza at Shelter Cove, 32 Shelter Cove Lane, (843) 686-6996 or outsidehiltonhead.com. For the “Wine Lovers” on your list, give the “Unique Taste of Hilton Head” found at Island Winery. Who wouldn’t love one of their Low Country Specialty Wines made from fresh Carolina fruits and honey? 12 Cardinal Rd., (843) 842-3141 or islandwinery.com. The perfect gift for your canine and feline friends can be found at Jake’s Cargo. Collars, leashes, toys, “silly” bath towels, souvenirs and more are sure to satisfy and delight even the pickiest pets. 232 South Sea Pines Dr. in The Sea Pines Resort, (843) 671-5022 or saltydog.com. Find the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for everyone on your list while “Spreading the power of optimism,” at Jake’s Shore Thing. Hilton Head’s only “Life is Good Genuine Neighborhood Shoppe.” The Plaza at Shelter Cove, 32 Shelter Cove Lane, (843) 686-2330. Specializing in family beach portraits, let Legacy Design Photographers create treasured heirloom prints for you this holiday gift-giving season. These professional photographers capture magical moments on our beaches for families, couples or individuals. Shelter Cove Harbour, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, (843) 686-3138 or legacydigital.com. The specialty boutiques located in Main Street Village offer an endless variety of unique gift items for men, women and children. Spend the day in this charming village - Your New Favorite Place! 1500 Main St., off Hwy. 278. mainstreetvillagehhi.com. hiltonhead.com

Who wouldn’t be tickled to receive a Salty Dog T-Shirt as a gift this holiday season? With an abundance of various colors and styles available one can never have too many of these iconic T-Shirts. Visit one of their stores in Sea Pines on Arrow Road or at Tanger Outlet Center 2 to find T-Shirts along with much more Salty Dog gear. South Beach, (843) 671-2232; Arrow Road, (843) 842-6331, Tanger 2 (843) 737-5511 or saltydog.com. For unique and beautiful gifts for all of your friends and family visit The Silver Garden. This jewelry boutique offers handmade jewelry including a large selection of vintage and southwestern pieces. Special requested designs are welcome. The Village Exchange, 32 Palmetto Bay Rd., (407) 595-2119 or thesilvergarden.net. Tanger Outlets has the latest trends and styles to make your holidays sparkle. No matter how long your gift list is you can shop with confidence - knowing that you will get the biggest savings at more than 85 brand name outlets. Tanger 1, 1270 Fording Island Rd., Tanger 2, 1414 Fording Island Rd., (843) 837-5410 or tangeroutlet.com/hiltonhead. Tropical Outfitters offers “Everything Under The Sun.” Here you will find a wide variety of toys, books and games for the kids, sportswear for the whole family, Reef Sandals, Zap Skim Boards, jewelry and gift items such as the popular Gullah Gourmet Mixes featured on the Food Network. Circle Center, 70 Pope Ave., (843) 842-9511 or tropicaloutfittershhi.com. DECEMBER 2012

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Blue Water TackleShop South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Drive. T-shirts, charter fishing, bait, fishing tackle and crabbing supplies. Call for reservations and availability. See ad page 45. (843) 671-3060. bluewaterhhicom.

Palmetto Bay Watersports Palmetto Bay Marina, located at the foot of the Cross Island Pkwy. Bridge, K-18 on map. GPS: 86 Helmsman Way. Drinks, snacks, ice and frozen bait available. Free parking and no gate fees. See ad page 51. (843) 785-2345. palmettobaywatersports.com. CLOTHING – CHILDREN’S

Jake’s Shore Thing The Plaza at Shelter Cove (next to T J Maxx), G-27 on map. GPS: 32 Shelter Cove Lane. 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 35. (843) 686-2330. CLOTHING – LADIES’ AND MEN’S

Camp Hilton Head Harbour Town (near the Lighthouse), H-8 on map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Road; Shelter Cove Harbour, H-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Lane; Coligny Plaza (oceanside), C-18 on map. GPS: 1 North Forest Beach Drive. For the past 30 years, the latest styles in unique imprinted resort wear for kids and adults, as well as specialized Hilton Head gifts and souvenirs have been available to “Take Hilton Head Home.” Logoed casual clothing, hats, dresses and spe30 ISLAND EVENTS JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014

cialty items. 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 William Hilton Parkway. A large selection of screenprinted T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, shorts, hats, dresses, embroidered polo shirts, as well as souvenir and gift items 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 T J Maxx), G-27 on map. GPS: 32 Shelter Cove Lane. 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 35. (843) 686-2330.

Outside Hilton Head The Plaza at Shelter Cove, G-27 on map. GPS: 32 Shelter Cove Lane; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. All you need for a great day Outside! Great selection of premier outdoor lines including The North Face, Patagonia, Columbia, Arc’teryx, Marmot, Ex Officio and more. The Island’s best selection of sandals from Olu Kai, Chaco, Rainbow, Reef and Keen. Sunglasses from Maui Jims, Costa Del Mar, Smith, Kaenon, Oakley and more. Sun protective clothing, beach tents and toys, kayaks and SUPs, a variety of luggage and sportswear for men and women. See ad pages 41 & 55. (800) 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 Drive; Arrow Road, H-18 on map. GPS: 67 Arrow Road; Tanger 2, Mainland on map. hiltonhead.com


cShopping GPS: 1414 Fording Island Road. The Salty Dog Cafe has been a Hilton Head tradition since 1987. Available at 3 Hilton Head Island locations or online at saltydog.com. See ad pages 32-33 & Outside Back Cover. Sea Pines: Call for seasonal hours. (843) 842-6331 (Arrow Rd.), (843) 671-2232 (South Beach) and (843) 737-5511 (Tanger 2).

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Tropical Outfitters Circle Center, C-17 on map. GPS: 70 Pope Avenue, Ste. K. The best beach shop on the Island, with the best prices. Everything under the sun and more. 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 9. (843) 842-9511. tropicaloutfittershhi.com. DESSERTS

The Island Fudge Shoppe Coligny Plaza, C-18 on map. GPS: 1 North Forest Beach Drive. The best homemade confections anywhere. Offering 16 flavors made fresh daily. Gift baskets and shipping available. Locally owned and operated. 10% off senior citizen discount. See coupon ad page 34. (843) 842-4280. islandfudge.com.

Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt Park Plaza Shopping Center, Office Park Road, F-17 on map. GPS: 33 Office Park Road. At Sweet Frog, you create your own combination of delicious soft-serve frozen yogurt, then top it off with any toppings you choose! The toppings bar is stocked fresh everyday 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 7 days, noon-10 p.m. See ad page 21. (843) 689-3764. GIFTS

The Blue Parrot Fine Gifts The Village at Wexford, Highway 278 at mile marker 10.5. F-19 on map. GPS: 1000 William Hilton Parkway. From the “Surprisingly affordable to the deliciously extravagant” The Blue Parrot Fine Gifts is filled with everything from paintings and sculpture to jewelry and fine craftwork. Featuring the Island’s only Pandora Shop-In-Shop which offers a complete line of Pandora jewelry and charms. Looking for a guy thing? Blue Parrot has handsome weathervanes and birdfeeders plus magnificent Tide Clocks in all shapes and sizes. Whether you are on vacation or an Island resident, make it a point to visit The Blue Parrot (continued on page 34) hiltonhead.com

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Friday, Feb. 14th Enjoy our Chef's special dinner selection complete with dessert for two!

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Fine Gifts. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See ad page 30. (843) 785-9877. blueparrotgifts.com.

Forsythe Jewelers The Shops at Sea Pines Center, E-8 on map. GPS: 71 Lighthouse Road. 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 39. (843) 671-7070. forsythejewelers.biz.

Jake’s Cargo Located at South Beach Marina in Sea Pines Plantation, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Drive. Supplying gifts for pets and the people who love them. South Beach Marina’s biggest place to get all your favorite Salty Dog gear and pet souvenirs. Call for seasonal hours. See ad pages 32-33. (843) 671-5022. saltydog.com.

Jake’s Shore Thing The Plaza at Shelter Cove (next to T J Maxx), G-27 on map. GPS: 32 Shelter Cove Lane. 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 35. (843) 686-2330.

The Salty Dog T-Shirt Factory Located at South Beach Marina in Sea Pines Plantation, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Drive; Arrow Road, H-18 on map. GPS: 67 Arrow Road; Tanger 2, Mainland on map. GPS: 1414 Fording Island Road. The Salty Dog Cafe has been a Hilton Head tradition since 1987. Available at 3 Hilton Head Island locations or online at saltydog.com. See ad pages 32, 33 & Outside Back Cover. Sea Pines: Call for seasonal hours. 34 ISLAND EVENTS JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014

South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines Drive. Convenience items, along with special gourmet products. Also “Fresh Produce” resort wear and 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

Designs by Cleo The Gallery of Shops, F-17 on map. GPS: 14 Greenwood Drive. One-of-a-kind jewelry designs that are bold and beautiful. Each piece is uniquely hand-crafted in sterling silver with freshwater pearls and/or semi-precious gemstones. Open Tues.-Thurs., 12-5 p.m.; By appointment, Mon., Fri. & Sat. See ad page 37. (843) 342-7001. designsbycleo.com.

Forsythe Jewelers The Shops at Sea Pines Center, E-8 on map. GPS: 71 Lighthouse Road. 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 39. (843) 671-7070. forsythejewelers.biz.

The Silver Garden The Village Exchange, G-17 on map. GPS: 32 Palmetto Bay Rd. Looking for wearable pieces of art? This unique sterling silver jewelry boutique offers handmade jewelry including a large selection of vintage and southwestern jewelry. Sterling silver and copper are metals of choice. Designers, Jim and Linda Saylor, also offer redesign of jewelry as well as repairs. New designs are added daily. Special requested designs are welcome and ask about wedding party jewelry designs. See ad page 35. (407) 595-2119 or thesilvergarden.net. hiltonhead.com


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Hilton Head Shirt Company The Fresh Market Shoppes, G-22 on map. GPS: 890 William Hilton Parkway. 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 Shop Tanger Outlets located 1 and 2 miles west of Hilton Head Island on Hwy. 278, Mainland on map. Tanger 1, GPS: 1270 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. Open Mon.Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad pages 4 & 5. (843) 837-5410. tangeroutlet.com. QUILTING

Island Quilters Park Plaza Shopping Center, F-17 on map. hiltonhead.com

GPS: 33-B Office Park Road. 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. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.5 p.m. or by appointment. See ad page 37. (843) 842-4500. islandquilters.com. SHOES

Birkenstock Barefootin’ In Hilton Head Village, off Hwy. 278 next to Tanger Outlet 2 and Old Navy, Mainland on map. GPS: 1460 Fording Island Road #140. We offer Birkenstock, Dansko, FitFlop, Olukai, Orthaheel, Keen, UGG, Vibram and many other amazing brands. Now carrying Injinji™ socks. From classic comfort sandals, shoes, clogs, fashion-trend sandals or water-resistant sandals... All in great styles with the comfort and quality that Birkenstock is known for. See ad page 31. (843) 837-3562. birkenstockbarefootin.com.

Outside Hilton Head The Plaza at Shelter Cove, G-27 on map. GPS: 32 Shelter Cove Lane; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. The Island’s fun and performance shoe source. Great fashions from UGG, Frye, Sport and performance from Keen, Solomon, The North Face, FiveFingers, Vasque, plus a huge selection of sandals from JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014

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Horoscope

January 2014

ARIES A temporary change in routine gives you the diversion you’ve been craving. Take time to consider the changes you’d like to make in your life. A Pisces brings promising news this month. A Leo’s tale of woe provides food for thought. Soften your approach with Libra.

difficult decision? Instead of weighing the pros and cons over and over again, follow your heart. It’s where you’ll end up anyway, so why waste time? Just a few kind words will do wonders for a down-in-the-dumps friend. Make the effort. Be careful of what you say.

TAURUS Before you pass judgment on others, take a good look at yourself. Remember, everyone has his or her strengths and weaknesses – even you. And, everyone’s are different. Think about it. Watch your mouth this month or something you say could offend a close friend.

SCORPIO Overstepping your bounds in a friendship could lead to hard feelings. Be aware of what you say and how you say it. An old friend comes to you for support on a personal matter. Try to put yourself in his or her place before offering advice. Health-related problems need to be addressed.

GEMINI An unexpected turn of events early in the month disrupts long-standing plans. Although this may be frustrating, it will be something you have to do. Use exercise as a way to stave off frustrations. A Libra friend offers words of encouragement. Use any free time to promote self-awareness.

CANCER Don’t sell yourself short when it comes to business. Know your value and be sure to present it in a beautifully wrapped package. You owe it to yourself. Discipline is the key to reaching fitness goals. A Leo has an unexpected surprise later in the month. A love relationship blossoms. LEO Leos tend to get what they want more easily than most other members of the zodiac. Your charms are usually hard to resist – usually, but not this month. Forget about using manipulative tricks and try a down-to-earth approach – especially if you’re dealing with Scorpio.

VIRGO You may have to choose between helping a friend and helping yourself. Unless you’re one of the more innovative Virgos out there, you probably won’t find a reasonable compromise. At work, make use of downtime in a productive way. Plan for busier times ahead. 36 ISLAND EVENTS JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014

LIBRA Tormented by yet another

SAGITTARIUS Quality time with your partner helps ease recent tensions. A special romantic effort goes a very long way. Young children play a big role later in the month. A little Leo may do something to win your heart. A Libra’s good news gives you something to smile about.

CAPRICORN Speak up, Capricorn, or you’ll never get what you want. You can’t expect others to read your mind. Be more assertive. This month an unpleasant reminder of your past makes you happy for what you have today. A Gemini friend helps put things into perspective.

AQUARIUS Don’t be afraid to swallow your pride if it means saving a valuable relationship. You’ll be glad you did. Looking for a new job? If so, this could be an especially lucky month. Keep your eyes open for a new opportunity. Remember, appearances can be deceiving. PISCES Jumping to conclusions before you know all the facts will steer you in a totally wrong direction. Make an effort to look at the big picture. An old flame will be the focus of your thoughts mid-month. Use past mistakes to create a brighter romantic future. A break comes later in the month. hiltonhead.com


cShopping Olukai, Rainbow, Reef, Sanuk, Teva, Chaco and many more. See ad pages 41 & 55. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com. SHOPPING CENTERS

Main Street Village Hilton Head Just outside the gates of Hilton Head Plantation, off Hwy. 278. GPS: 1500 Main Street. Spend the day in our charming village shopping in our specialty boutiques while you enjoy lunch… A place where you can talk with the shop owners while you complete your errands… Or dine with endless variety… And top it all off with a sweet treat. Voted the Island’s Best Shopping! Your new favorite place! See ad page 18. mainstreetvillagehhi.com or facebook.com/mainstreetvillagehhi. THRIFT STORES

Hospice Community Thrift Mathews Court (across from Port Royal Plaza), J-32 on map. GPS: 3 Mathews Court Suite A. Carrying a large selection of home furnishings, housewares, books and clothing, including a ladies boutique with designer apparel and accessories. Proceeds go to Hospice Care of hiltonhead.com

the Lowcountry and other non-profit community needs. Free pick-up. Tues., Wed., Fri., 10 a.m.4 p.m.; Thurs., 12-4 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. See ad page 34. (843) 689-5455.

The Litter Box GPS: 46 Old Wild Horse Road, P-27 on map. Dress like a million for pennies at the Litter Box. All proceeds benefit the Hilton Head Humane Association. You can shop anywhere, but you can’t save nearly as much as when you shop at The Litter Box Thrift Store. Great Selection, Great Savings, Great Cause. Open Mon.Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See ad page 37. (843) 842-6369. WINERIES / RETAIL SHOPS

Island Winery Off Mathews Drive, L-34 on map. GPS: 12 Cardinal Road #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 Low Country Specialty wines. Open Mon.-Sat., 12:30-5:30 p.m. Closed Sun. Happy Hour, Mon.-Thurs. from 4 p.m. Wine Flights & Cheese, Mon.-Sat., 12:30-2:30 p.m. Barrel Tastings, Fri., 4 p.m. See ad page 21. (843) 842-3141. islandwinery.com. JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014

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Horoscope

February 2014

ARIES You’ll have time to do the things you really enjoy. Feel free to delve into hobbies, read a book or spend time with friends. There’s nothing wrong with a little playtime now and then. Dress extraspecial at a social event this month. Good news regarding finances is on the way.

enemy. Stay positive and you’ll get through a tough situation with success. Plans could be canceled at the last minute. However, an alternate plan could prove just as enjoyable. Your intense emotions may be too much for a loved one. News of an engagement is possible.

TAURUS A former friend, with whom you’ve severed ties, may try to contact you and patch things up. Before you get lost in sentimentality, remember the cons of the friendship – and be on the lookout for an ulterior motive. A social event this month may be canceled at the last minute.

SCORPIO Stay physically active this month. It will ease stress at work. Problems in romance? Telling only part of the story can make you look suspicious. Being honest is the best answer. A compliment to a female family member goes a long way. Stay close to home as the month ends.

GEMINI Working on a tough project this month? Draw inspiration from those around you and accept their encouragement. It’s OK to seek assistance now and then. Does your life seem like a juggling act lately? Try declining an invitation for once, and spend some time by yourself.

CANCER Your intuition could lead you to good luck mid-month. Trust it. Mixing business with pleasure will work to your advantage, especially on Fridays. An important introduction could be made, boosting both your career and your social life. Accept last-minute invitations. Avoid dishonesty of any kind. LEO If you’re playing the role of mentor, be patient. Try to give the advice you would have wanted to hear long ago. A change of scenery is just what you need to put the spark back in your fire. Take some time to relax and get away from it all. In areas of love, learn from your mistakes.

VIRGO A troubled friend will come to you for advice. Use your logical mind to get your friend back on track. A love relationship needs your attention. Try to be a little more understanding in this area. If you’re in a creative field, this month is your time to shine. An old friend from out of town may pay a visit. 38 ISLAND EVENTS JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014

LIBRA A negative attitude is your worst

SAGITTARIUS Trouble in paradise? Remedy a romantic falling out. Take a selfless approach to love, especially if you have a Scorpio or Aries mate. Matters at work are not as pressing as they seem. Take a serious approach to handling “emergencies.” Keep spending to a minimum.

CAPRICORN While your career may be flourishing, your personal life needs some attention. Take a romantic partner’s needs seriously. Make the effort to make things right again. A Leo has good advice this month. Take it seriously, Capricorn! Don’t give in to unfair demands from family.

AQUARIUS Jealousy will get you nowhere, especially if you’re involved with a Sagittarius. Be strong and talk things out. Talk from your head and your heart – and don’t let emotions cloud your judgment. Young children play a role this coming month. Cancer has some news. PISCES Don’t spread yourself too thin at work this month, Pisces. It’s OK to delegate tasks when the going gets tough. A romantic encounter leaves you confused. Trust your own instincts when you’re looking for the right answer. A Virgo associate surprises you with offensive behavior. hiltonhead.com


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cActivities BIKE RENTALS Bicycle Billy’s Behind New York City Pizza and Plantation Deli, D-18 on map. GPS: 81 Pope Avenue, Suite 6. 50% off rental of second bike with rental of first bike at regular price, on weekly rentals only. Free Island-wide delivery and pick-up, including Sea Pines, Shipyard, Palmetto Dunes, Forest Beach and Folly Field areas. Open 7 days. See ad page 51. (843) 785-7851. bicyclebilly.com.

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Mathews Drive, K-33 on map. GPS: 55 Mathews Drive, Suite 160. Our full service retail store has all of your cycling needs! We carry many highquality brands including Specialized, Raleigh, Diamond Back, Taxi Cruisers and more. We also offer the best quality service and repairs. Also offering bike rentals. We have a full range of sizes and accessories. Our rentals include free baskets, locks, child seats, delivery and pick-up. See ad page 47. (843) 681-7531. bikedoctorhhi.com.

The Bike Doctor, South End New Orleans Road, Suite B, E-18 on map. GPS: 31 New Orleans Road, Suite B. We continue to provide all the same great services as our north hiltonhead.com


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cActivities end store on Mathews Drive, including new bike sales, repairs on all makes and models, as well as bicycle rentals. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See ad page 47. (843) 681-7532. bikedoctorhhi.com.

Hilton Head Bicycle Company Arrow Rd., H-18 on map. GPS: 112 Arrow Road. Specializing in bike rentals, service and sales. No hidden costs – free delivery/pick-up, baskets, child carriers and locks. Cruisers, mountain and tandem bikes. Helmets available. See ad page 42. (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, top-quality equipment and accessories for the entire family. We have bike rentals for the whole family, including bike trailers and child seats. We have a wide variety of baby items to rent, including cribs, high-chairs, strollers and much more. We also have many beach items to rent, including umbrellas and chairs. Free delivery, locks, baskets and pickup. 24-hour crib delivery. See ad page 55. (843) 384-9322. hiltonheadbikerental.com. 42 ISLAND EVENTS JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014

Paradise Beach Bikes Paradise Beach Bikes provides top quality, Jamis Taxi beach bikes and excellent customer service. We provide bike rentals for adults, teens and kids, child bike seats, kiddie carts and tag-a-longs. We also rent beach chairs, beach carts and beach umbrellas as well as baby equipment. Our extensive rental baby equipment includes jogging strollers, high chairs, Pack and Play, swings and rockers. See ad page 47. (843) 715-9889. hhibikes.com.

Pedals Pope Avenue, D-18 on map. GPS: 71 Pope Avenue, #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. Free delivery, free child carriers, locks and baskets. See coupon ad page 45. (843) 842-5522. pedalsbicycles.com.

Riding Tigers Bike Rentals The Bridge Shops, G-17 on map. GPS: 24 Palmetto Bay Road. The Island’s “Best Priced” bike rentals. New bikes you can enjoy riding while vacationing on Hilton Head Island. Call or stop in to reserve your bikes today. See ad page 44. (843) 686-5833. aaaridingtigers.com.

Vacation Comfort Bike Rentals Enterprise Lane, L-33 on map. GPS: 3C Enterprise Lane. Hilton Head’s most complete hiltonhead.com


cActivities bike rentals. Free locks, baskets and child carriers. Free delivery and pick-up. We also rent cribs, strollers, beach chairs, wheelchairs, umbrellas and more. See ad page 53. (843) 342-6673 or Toll Free (800) 655-9315. comfyrentals.com.

Yankee Pedaler Bike Rental Call for Island Events’ special. Rent two or more bikes for one week for only $16.95 each. Free locks and child carriers. Free Island-wide delivery. See ad page 41. (843) 785-2021. BOAT RENTALS/CRUISES & WATERSPORTS

Adventure Cruises Shelter Cove Harbour, H-26 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Lane. Dolphin watch nature cruises on the E/V Holiday. Convenient midIsland location just 10 minutes from anywhere. No gate fee, stay all day. Call for schedule and reservations. See ad page 47. (843) 422-2504.

Commander Zodiac South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines Drive. Explore the marshlands and observe dolphins and other marine wildlife on our small, personalized tours. Combining the thrill of rafting and sheer pleasure of being so close with nature. hiltonhead.com

Selected by Yahoo Travel, National Geographic, The Discovery Channel and the BBC as local nature guides. Celebrating over 25 years on Hilton Head. Reservations required. See ad page 47. (843) 671-3344. commanderzodiac.com.

Dolphin Discoveries Departs from Simmons Landing, off Marshland Road, next door to Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 11 Simmons Road. 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 6 so that your family gets our undivided attention. Bring your camera... memories to last a lifetime! Couples welcome, too! See ad page 43. (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 South Sea Pines Drive. 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 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014 ISLAND EVENTS 43


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show you the sights. Call for schedule and more information. See ad page 47. (843) 363-2900. hiltonheadboattours.com.

Shelter Cove Harbour, “Top of the Kingfisher Showroom,” H-26 on map. GPS: 18 Harbourside Lane. The Hilton Head Comedy and Magic Club features nationally touring comedy-magicians and stand-up comedians appearing Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Sat. Every Fri. night the showroom is home to the smash-hit comedy game-show BONK, as seen in Las Vegas and around the world. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., showtime is 8 p.m. Limited seating, call for reservations. Rated “PG.” See ad page 19. (843) 681-7757. hiltonheadcomedymagic.com.

Outside Hilton Head Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge, U-23 on map; Shelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Lane; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. The Island’s premier nature guide service since 1979. Daily dolphin tours, beachcombing cruises, Daufuskie Island excursions, private Island experiences and customdesigned days on the water. Boat rentals and water ski days, too. Small groups in comfortable boats with certified naturalist guides and Coast Guard captains. Family fun. See ad pages 41 & 55. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

Palmetto Bay Watersports Palmetto Bay Marina, located at the foot of the Cross Island Pkwy. Bridge, K-18 on map. GPS: 86 Helmsman Way. Splash into some fun and adventure on our new stand-up paddleboards, wave runners, motorboats, kayaks, 12’ personal fun boats and pontoon boats (19’ Triumph seats 8). Drinks, snacks, ice and frozen bait available. Free parking and no gate fees. Call the “Friendliest Staff on the Island” for reservations. (843) 785-2345. See ad page 51. palmettobaywatersports.com.

Stand-Up Paddleboarding with Outside Hilton Head Shelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Lane; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. Come try out the fastest growing watersport in the world. Safe, fun and easy. Remarkable core workout, a cool thrill, simply a blast. We are the area’s stand-up paddleboard headquarters, offering daily clinics, rentals and group excursions. Offering a variety of boards and accessories exclusively at our Plaza at Shelter Cove shop. See ad pages 41 & 55. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com. 44 ISLAND EVENTS JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014

Hilton Head Comedy & Magic Club

DAUFUSKIE TOURS The Daufuskie Island History & Artisans Excursion Shelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Lane; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. 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 refreshments. See ad pages 41 & 55. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

Daufuskie Island Transportation & Tours Palmetto Bay Marina, off of Palmetto Bay Rd., K-18 on map. GPS: 86 Helmsman Way. Accessible only by boat, let the “Friendliest Staff on the Island” transport you over to Daufuskie Island. They will also help you plan your day. Call for reservations. See ad page 51. (843) 785-2345. palmettobaywatersports.com.

Harbour Town Adventures Enviro Tours Taxi to Daufuskie Harbour Town Marina in The Sea Pines Resort, H-8 on map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Road. Offering the quickest water taxi transportation to Daufuskie Island. Call for reservations. See ad page 55. (843) 363-BOAT (2628). harbourtownadventures.com. hiltonhead.com


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ONE OF HILTON HEAD ISLAND’S MOST POPULAR RESIDENTS, ATLANTIC BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS ARE ABUNDANT IN LOCAL WATERS. In fact, these incredible marine mammals share so many characteristics with humans it can be argued they are our underwater counterparts. One example is the way they give birth. Female dolphins give live birth and nurse their young for up to three years. Calves often stay with the mother for up to five years, if male, and potentially the rest of their lives, if female. In the wintertime, the Bottlenose population averages from 200 to 400 animals. Early spring through late fall, we are inundated with dolphins as females from all over the Southeastern coast make an annual trek to the area to give birth. Other females act as midwives and nannies, often taking turns watching over the young as the mother feeds. Males tag along, following the females wherever they go – yet another human trait! From a boat, you will often see the young calves swimming and playing with the other dolphins in the pod. Providing abundant food for the mothers, Lowcountry waters also give the young dolphins a fairly safe environment to practice swimming and hunting before moving on to other parts of the coast. By Shawn Hern, Naturalist/Captain of Dolphin Although they lack the gracefulness of an adult dolphin, the calves’ Discoveries, a division of Kayak Hilton Head. playfulness and energy tends to remind one of their own youth.

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you may have regarding your Hilton Head charter fishing trip. See ad page 50. (843) 842-7002 or 290-6955. bayrunnerfishinghiltonhead.com.

Nature Cruise With Lunch or Dinner at Marshside Mama’s

Blue Water TackleShop

Palmetto Bay Marina, off of Palmetto Bay Rd., K-18 on map. GPS: 86 Helmsman Way. Cruise on the Dolphin Seafari to lunch or dinner on Daufuskie Island at Marshside Mama’s. See dolphins, waterfowl and marine life on your cruise over. Enjoy dinner, dancing and libations at Marshside Mama’s. Fun for the whole family. Call the “Friendliest Staff on the Island” for reservations. See ad page 51. (843) 785-2345. palmettobaywatersports.com.

The Outback Kayak Experience with Outside Hilton Head Shelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Lane; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. After a boat ride to a private and secluded island deep in the South Carolina backwaters, 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 pages 41 & 55. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

FISHING Bayrunner Fishing Charters Shelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Lane. Capt. Miles Altman has more than 41 years experience fishing the waters surrounding Hilton Head Island. Capt. Miles will take you through the steps from hooking them, reeling them in, cleaning and cooking. Nothing is overlooked and he’s happy to answer any questions 46 ISLAND EVENTS JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014

South Beach Marina Village, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines Drive. Offering charter fishing, bait, fishing tackle, crabbing supplies, marine accessories and T-shirts. Call for charter reservations and availability. See ad page 45. (843) 671-3060. bluewaterhhi.com.

Captain Hook Party Fishing Boat Shelter Cove Harbour (Dock C), H-26 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Lane. A 70 ft. party fishing boat offering 5 1/2 hour offshore wreck fishing trips. Price includes everything you need to catch fish. Full galley on board. Fun for the entire family. (843) 785-1700. hiltonheadisland.com/captainhook.

Drifter Party Fishing Boat South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines Drive. 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, navigation and fish finding have been installed to make your trips pleasant and safe. See ad page 47. (843) 363-2900. hiltonheadboattours.com.

Fishing Charters with Outside Hilton Head Shelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Lane; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. (continued on page 49) 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

Come aboard the GYPSY for a relaxing, narrated tour on Calibogue Sound. We guarantee that dolphins will be seen on this trip. Adults $15, Children $7 (2 and under free)

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Call for times and more information. ALL CRUISES LEAVE OUT OF SOUTH BEACH MARINA, THE CLOSEST MARINA TO THE OCEAN! 232 SOUTH SEA PINES DRIVE www.hiltonheadboattours.com hiltonhead.com

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RECREATIONAL PATHWAYS GUIDE The Town of Hilton Head Island provides over 50 miles of public pathways and nature trails for the enjoyment of pedestrians and cyclists. At low tide, the Island’s 12 miles of beaches are ideal for biking. Public beaches are indicated on the Island Events’ Island Map. Our map also shows the existing public pathways. Many kiosks are located along the pathways with an Island-wide map on one side, and a localized map of the area on the other.

RULES FOR THE ROAD Please obey all traffic signals and pathway markings. Stop signs must be obeyed for safety. Bicycles are vehicles and must obey SC traffic laws. Travel the pathways at speeds that allow for the safety of pedestrians and other users. Never ride within the roadway against traffic. State law requires bicycles to drive like all other vehicles. Please do not ride on roads where a pathway is available. Please ride single file and keep a safe distance from other bicyclists. WATCH OUT FOR MOTORISTS! Motorists must yield to pedestrians and bicyclists within marked crossings, but they may not see you. Please yield to pedestrians. When resting or stopped, please move off the pathway. Most sections of the pathways are not illuminated. If you must bike at night, please wear light-colored clothing or carry a flashlight. Bicycles must have a red rear reflector and a headlight when biking at night. When approaching slower pathway users from behind, please sound your warning device, or call out, “Passing on your left.” Always pass on the left. Bicyclists should always wear a helmet, especially children 12 and under. Make eye contact and use hand signals. Assume other bicyclists and motorists don’t see you. Hand signals tell motorists and other path users what you intend to do and will ensure everyone’s safe enjoyment of the pathways. Be courteous, alert and predictable. Information courtesy of The Town of Hilton Head Island

(843) 341-4600 • hiltonheadislandsc.gov. 48 ISLAND EVENTS JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014

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GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. 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 pages 41 & 55. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

Kayak Fishing with Kayak Hilton Head End of Simmons Road on left side, off Marshland Road, next door to Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 11 Simmons Road. 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 43. 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 Lane. Daily 3 hour kayak fishing excursions. Tours includes custom fishing kayak, bait, guide and tackle. All tours are conducted in state-of-the-art Hobie pedal drive kayaks. Tours scheduled around optimal tides. The ultimate in sport fishing. See ad pages 41 & 55. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

Moneric Fishing Charters At the docks of the Chart House, off Squire Pope Road, S-28 on map. GPS: 2 Hudson Road. Let’s go fishin’. Captain Eric, a member of the North End Charter Fishing Fleet, the premier fishing and sailing fleet on the Island offers daily charter trips aboard the 27’ Key West and will customize your outing for up to 6 passengers: From a few hours, to all day for the fishing enthusiast. Bait, tackle and ice included. See ad page 42. (843) 816-0215 or 341-3742. moneric.com or northendcharterfleet.com.

GOLF Golf Excursions – The Bloody Point Golf Club Palmetto Bay Marina, off of Palmetto Bay Rd., K-18 on map. GPS: 86 Helmsman Way. This championship 18-hole golf course, recently renovated by Love Golf Design boasts ocean, river, lagoon and marshland views. Accessible only by boat, call the “Friendliest Staff on the Island” for reservations and transportation. They can have you there in no time. See ad page 51. (843) 785-2345. palmettobaywatersports.com.

Hilton Head National 60 Hilton Head National Dr., Bluffton. Mainland on map. GPS: 60 Hilton Head National Drive, Bluffton. Hilton Head National is unusual in that hiltonhead.com

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Bounty Of The Sea By Capt. Miles Altman, Bayrunner Fishing Charters

Winter is an ideal time to reel in speckled trout, redfish and flounder.

Photo provided by Capt. Miles Altman

In January and February, the lush green hue of the marsh grass has long since given way to its golden winter color. In addition, the cooler winter waters offer the clearest water of the year in the Lowcountry. As the tides rise and fall, multitudes of speckled trout, redfish and flounder still offer great angling opportunities for the inshore angler all winter long. The most prolific time for catching speckled trout is my favorite time of year. Cooler climes coupled with a calmer time of year bring schools of the voracious trout into our local waters. Once located, almost every cast for the speckled trout results in a bone-jarring strike. Beautiful with their sleek silvery bodies sprinkled with dark spots, the resulting fight is tough, with occasional topwater head shaking. The clearer water also makes fishing with artificials more productive than live bait in the Lowcountry at this time of year. Blessed with a healthy population of redfish that can be caught year-round, the clear winter waters on Hilton Head Island also make these popular fish easier to catch with artificial bait. Pound for pound, the determined fight of the redfish is hard to beat amongst inshore dwellers. Like the trout, redfish respond to soft plastics fished slowly along the bottom. While not as plentiful as the trout and redfish, 50 ISLAND EVENTS JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014

flounder more readily attack the soft plastics. In fact, many flounder are “accidentally” caught while fishing for trout or redfish. The slow retrieve and the scented Gulp baits – which work for any of the three species – seem to increase the odds of reeling in this tasty flatfish. Often the fight can be a steady resistance as the fish turns his flat body against your retrieve. Hold on tight, because when the flounder sees the boat, the battle usually begins in earnest. Make sure to keep your net handy, as many flounder are lost by anglers trying to hoist them out of the water. During the winter months, sheepshead are still lurking around structures and pilings and can be taken with fiddlers, if you can find them. Live shrimp also stimulate these notorious bait thieves. Fishing for sheepshead will steadily improve into late winter and early spring. But that’s another story… Until then, tight lines! Capt. Miles Altman of Bayrunner Fishing Charters has more than 41 years 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 three-hour shark/dolphin eco-tour trip. Contact Miles at 843-290-6955 to book an unforgettable inshore or offshore charter fishing trip, departing from Shelter Cove Marina. hiltonhead.com


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cActivities two of the game’s most heralded architects have collaborated to create this unique golf experience. With a combination of rolling greens, a variety of bunker complexes and generous fairways, Hilton Head National is a playerfriendly course; but, can also test the best players from the Black tees. Golf experts and local residents alike continually recognize the National with accolades on a yearly basis. See ad page 57. (843) 842-5900. golfhiltonheadnational.com.

HISTORIC HOMES Rose Hill Mansion Rose Hill Plantation, Highway 278, Bluffton, Mainland on map. GPS:199 Rose Hill Way. Tour the South’s most beautiful plantation. The main house is a Gothic Revival-style home built circa 1858 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Enjoy refreshments and Southern hospitality while admiring the beautiful home and grounds. Tours daily. $25, Adults; $5, Children. Luncheon tours are available for groups of ten or more, $35. Call for reservations. See ad page 41. (843) 757-6046. rosehillmansion.com.

HORSEBACK RIDING Lawton Stables hiltonhead.com

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. A small animal farm your kids will love! A “must visit” while on Hilton Head Island. Home of the International Riding Academy (iridingacademy.com) and the Wish Upon a Horse Therapeutic Riding Center (wishuponahorsehhi.org.) See ad page 41. (843) 671-2586. lawtonstableshhi.com.

KAYAK RENTALS AND NATURE TOURS Alligator & Wildlife Tour Harbour Town Marina in The Sea Pines Resort, H-8 on map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Road. Enjoy a onehour guided tour of the pristine fresh water lakes of the Sea Pines Resort Forest Preserve (over 600 acres) on a safe and stable 12 passenger Electric boat, narrated by an experienced Low Country Tour Guide. Get a close up view of Hilton Head's indigenous plant and animal life including the native American Alligator. The tour offers phenomenal photo opportunities. Reservations required. See ad page 53. (843) 686-5323. h2osports.com.

Harbour Town Adventures Enviro Tours Harbour Town Marina in The Sea Pines Resort, H-8 on map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Road. Harbour Town Adventures Enviro Tours, formerly H2O Enviro Tours, offer dolphin tours of the JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014 ISLAND EVENTS 51


Beautiful Bobcats By Kathleen McMenamin, Master Naturalist,H2O Sports

Learn about Lynx rufus, an elusive feline native to South Carolina.

©Summer M. Tribble, wikipedia.org

Bobcats are the most populous and widespread of the wild cats in North America, numbering approximately three million from coast to coast. Although they have a large population, however, these animals are not easily spotted. Bobcats, still believed to roam wild on Hilton Head Island, have not been reported in more than 10 years. Lynx rufus are roughly twice the size of an average house cat. They can grow to be nearly two feet tall and can weigh up to 55 pounds. Their coloration ranges from gray to red-brown, with spots and stripes along their lower half. Bobcats have large ears with black tufts at the tips. This feline’s common name references the cat’s signature bobbed tail. In the wild, bobcats will generally live to be about15 years old. Their earliest fossil records date their species at 1.8 million years old. Bobcats are found in nearly every state and throughout Canada and Mexico. As winters become warmer, these wild cats have continued to move northward. Their habitats range from heavily forested areas to deserts and swamplands. In South Carolina, they are most commonly found in bottomland forests of the coastal plains. They are mainly ground dwellers, creating dens out of the earth, old trees or under rock ledges. Bobcats maintain individual territories which range in size. Males will travel great distances to find a non-occupied territory while females generally settle close to their mothers. Male territories may overlap with a number of female territories. Domains are maintained through scent markings. Breeding begins when a female bobcat reaches one year of age, and when a male reaches two 52 ISLAND EVENTS JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014

years. Females will have one litter a year between February and April. One male may mate with a number of females during the season. Females have a 63 day gestation period that will produce an average of three kittens. The kittens will leave the den after four or five weeks, but they will stay with their mother for up to nine months. In the late fall, the mother and babies split up and lead solitary lives until the next breeding season. Bobcats are extremely elusive and rarely spotted by people. These cats are mostly nocturnal, but are also known to be quite active at sunset and sunrise. Using primarily their eyesight, bobcats hunt rats, mice, rabbits and squirrels. They are most commonly small game predators, but are capable of hunting an animal up to 10 times their own body weight. Their pounce can extend up to 10 feet. Bobcat fur is prized throughout the world. It is legal to hunt these felines throughout most of North America, although bobcat hunting is regulated. South Carolina’s bobcat hunting season runs from November 28 to March 1, without any limits on the number of cats that can be taken. However, habitat destruction is the leading cause of bobcat population decline. The increase of the coyote population throughout North America is also a factor in bobcat numbers since the two species compete over the same food resources. Keep an eye out for this elusive feline, particularly around sunrise and sunset. You just might spot a bobcat in the Lowcountry when you least expect it! The H2O Nature Center focuses on the wildlife and habitats of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Offering eco adventure tours, live animal exhibits, educational programs and hands-on displays, The H2O Nature Center is a great place to spark curiosity and inspire learning in all ages. To make reservations for the Alligator and Wildlife Tour, please call (843) 686-5323. For details about other water activities offered by H2O Sports, visit H2OSports.com. hiltonhead.com


BOATING Safety Tips Enjoy yourself on the water, but do play it safe! • • • • • •

Don’t consume alcohol on board or beforehand. Everyone on board should wear a life jacket. Check the boating forecast before casting off. Inspect all gauges and machinery. Keep a marine map of the area handy. Test your radio to ensure its emergency use.

cActivities Calibogue Sound on hard Zodiac boats. Offering dolphin/nature tours, sunset tours, beachcombing trips, Daufuskie transportation or customized trips where you design your own itinerary. Call for reservations. See ad page 55. (843) 363-BOAT (2628). harbourtownadventures.com.

Kayak Hilton Head (Broad Creek location) End of Simmons Road, off Marshland Road, next to Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 11 Simmons Road. Lots of dolphins... “Blackbeard,” “Nick” and little baby “Stripes.” We specialize in family and recreational kayaking. In the winter when temperatures are cool, kayaking is one of the best activities on the Island. Relax and enjoy being on the water while seeing dolphins and all the other fun wildlife that lives here! Tours daily. Rentals from $10/hr. See ad page 43. (843) 684-1910. kayakhiltonhead.com.

Outside Hilton Head Three departure locations: Shelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Lane; Hudson’s Restaurant, off Squire Pope Rd., S-28 on map. GPS: 1 Hudson Road; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. Daily guided kayak tours, dolphin cruises, back water boating adventures, stand up paddleboard clinics hiltonhead.com

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Live Oak Majesty By Jessie Renew, Outside Hilton Head

Get outside and learn about these fascinating evergreen trees. Trees that were taller and straighter were used for planking. ©DannyBoy7783, wikipedia.org

As you look out over the Lowcountry salt marsh in January and February, you will notice wide expanses of dead marsh grass. The bright green spartina of summertime has been transformed into a brown, still savannah. Along the shore, however, the trees look almost the same as they do in the summer. The maritime forest is populated by several evergreen tree species, the spearhead of which is the Southern live oak. This fascinating tree species is deeply rooted in the ecology and history of our area. “Live oak” is often used to refer to any oak tree with evergreen foliage. Rather than losing its leaves all at once, this majestic oak loses them gradually. As each leaf is lost, another one replaces it, so the tree is never completely bare. Evergreen oaks generally grow in warm climates in North America and some parts of Europe. Live oaks in each region are different species. California live oaks are red oaks, while the Southern live oak is a white oak.

One such ship was the USS Constitution, which is the oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat. It was launched in 1797 on orders from George Washington. Throughout its long career, this legendary vessel was repaired many times, most recently in the mid-1990s. For this restoration, live oak trees felled to build Hilton Head Island’s Cross Island Parkway were used to rebuild damaged hull parts. Due to their long lifespan, live oaks can grow to enormous size in the right conditions. There are several famous live oaks throughout the South. Most are famous for their size and age, such as the Angel Oak in Charleston and the Seven Sisters Oak in Louisiana. In nearby Bluffton, South Carolina, there is an oak famous not only for its size, but for its historical significance as well. Called Secession Oak, this monster tree served as the site of readings by U.S. Representative Robert Barnwell Rhett, who was one of the fathers of the secession movement in the 1840s and 1850s.

White oaks like the Southern live oak have a unique ability to hybridize. Different species can cross-pollinate and produce functional seeds and fertile offspring. These hybrid offspring can continue to reproduce between types, resulting in multiple variations and hybridizations.

All over Hilton Head Island, you can see the beautiful live oak tree twisting its branches towards the ground. Since they are salt water tolerant, they can grow close to saltwater creeks and inlets.

Southern live oaks are generally wider than they are tall and have a long lifespan. Their wood is incredibly strong and their branches twist out from their trunks. The shape of their branches made the live oak popular for ship building in early America. Before technology was developed to steam and shape wood for boat hulls, builders had to find the right shapes for hulls in the branches of the oaks.

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. Don’t miss the guided full moon kayak tour, which explores the saltmarsh. (843) 686-6996 or outsidehiltonhead.com.

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Kayak Center At Hudson’s Restaurant

and tours, Daufuskie and Bluffton historic tours, surf camps, 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 eco-system. See why hundreds of thousands have paddled with Outside Hilton Head over the past 35 years. See ad pages 41 & 55. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

Off Squire Pope Road, S-28 on map. GPS: 1 Hudson Road.; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. Daily kayak tours through the waters of the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. Tours led by experienced guides and naturalists in a safe, comfortable sea kayak. Learn about the rich history of the Port Royal Sound, the “North End” of Hilton Head and surrounding islands. See ad pages 41 & 55. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

Outside Palmetto Bluff

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Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. The only outfitter on the May River. Daily kayak tours and rentals through the Southeast’s most pristine waterways. See ad pages 41 & 55. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

Palmetto Bay Watersports Palmetto Bay Marina, located at the foot of the Cross Island Parkway Bridge, K-18 on map. GPS: 86 Helmsman Way. Come out on the water with our local, experienced naturalists and glide across the pristine waters of Broad Creek while enjoying a guided kayak nature tour. No experience necessary. Great family fun. Call the “Friendliest Staff on the Island” for reservations. See ad page 51. (843) 785-2345. palmettobaywatersports.com.

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Adventure Cove Family Fun Center Hwy. 278 and Folly Field Road, mile marker 6, H-32 on map. GPS: 18 Folly Field Road. Adventure Cove, under new ownership, 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 49. (843) 842-9990. adventurecove.com.

Legendary Golf Hwy. 278, mid-Island, next to Fresh Market Shoppes, G-22 on map. GPS: 900 William Hilton Parkway.; Pope Avenue, next to Circle Center, D-17 on map. GPS: 80 Pope Avenue. Play the Island’s best miniature golf courses. Our sand traps and water hazards make “Legendary” the most realistic JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014

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Golf Tips For The New Year By Doug Weaver, Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy

How to make the most of your game in 2014.

As we kick off 2014 on Hilton Head Island, this is an ideal time of year to make New Year’s resolutions.

siveness. Instead, remember that golf is a game of opposites. When you swing down, the ball automatically goes up. Don’t lift the ball with your wrist, as many golfers tend to do. Instead, trust the loft and let the club do the work. You’ll learn to impart backspin and be much more pleased with the results.

Hopefully one of your resolutions is to become a better golfer. Whether you’re just learning to play or you’ve been teeing off for decades, it’s important to realize that golf is a sport that can take a lifetime to perfect. There are always new ways to refine your swing, perfect your putt and improve your score.

Adjust your grip depending upon the shot. For smaller shots, grip the club down low, put your weight on your left foot and use a modest backswing. For bigger shots, be sure to grip the club up high, widen your stance, use a long back swing and transfer your weight back and forward for more power.

Here are a few of my top tips for 2014, to help you make the most of your time on the green:

Your short game is where you have a greatest opportunity to reduce your overall score. I invite you to take my Shortgame 1 Class at the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy, which will help you refine your skills. Practice really does make perfect!

Remember, golf isn’t about building your upper arm strength or developing your muscle mass. It’s about allowing your body to stay relaxed and to allow the club to do its job. Respect the weight of the club, keep your body loose and keep your elbows close to your body. I recommend you stretch daily starting with your hips, hamstrings and wrists. Don’t let the little muscles in your hands, wrist and forearms provide the power for the swing. When you use those small muscles, your club and your swing get out of rhythm and sync. The body’s larger, slow-twitch muscle fibers are more dependable under pressure. They provide the consistency you need to hit more shots with greater accuracy on the green and the fairway. When you swing slow the ball goes fast. When you feel out of control you are in control. Think positive. So much of golf is mental and psychological. Feed relaxed, affirmative thoughts to your subconscious mind in order to maximize your swing. If you let those encouraging subliminal messages guide you and apply solid fundamentals to your game, you’ll be able to succeed on the green. Try our Mental Golf Workshop Class. To improve your loft on to the green, focus on clipping the tee rather than lifting the ball up in the air. Don’t struggle with indeci56 ISLAND EVENTS JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014

Have a strategy for windy conditions. Most players swing harder in an attempt to counter the wind. However, trying to hit the stuffing out of the ball to compensate for a breeze is a counterproductive strategy. Here’s why: The harder the swing, the more spin on the ball, which is only exaggerated by the wind. Better to swing according to the old axiom, “Nice and easy when it’s breezy,” than to try to hit the ball through the wind. Even though January and February can get chilly, the golf courses on Hilton Head Island are still green and welcoming. While courses up north are covered with snow, we’re still able to tee off on some of the world’s most acclaimed championship courses all winter long. Make the most of your time on this course this season. I'll see you out on the green! A former PGA Tour pro, Doug Weaver is the Director of Instruction at the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy. He conducts “Where Does the Power Come From?,” a free clinic and demonstration, every Monday at 4 p.m. (843) 785-1138, (800) 827-3006 or palmettodunes.com. hiltonhead.com


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cActivities miniature golf on the Island. The most challenging, most exciting putting courses. (843) 785-9214 or 686-3399.

NATURE CENTERS H2O Nature Center Harbour Town Marina in The Sea Pines Resort, H-8 on map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Road. The perfect resource for apparel, gifts, bike rentals and fishing gear. Our live-animal exhibits, educational 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) 686-5323. h2osports.com.

SIGHTSEEING TOURS Gullah Heritage Trail Tours Departs from the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, N-27 on map. GPS: 70 Honey Horn Drive. Experience the Gullah culture of Hilton Head Island on a 2-hour narrated tour of ten neighborhoods established during the Civil War. Highlights include: Gullah Family hiltonhead.com

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 culture is manifested in family, lifestyle, food ways, language and folklore. See coupon ad page 45. (843) 681-7066. gullaheritage.com.

Segway of Savannah 234 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Savannah, GA. Take a daytrip 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 45. (912) 233-3554. segwayofsavannah.com.

SPECIAL EVENTS 29th Annual Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival South Carolina’s Premier Coastal Wine Competition and Culinary Event takes place March 10-15, 2014. The Festival kicks off on Mon., March 10 with the screening of the documentary, “Somm” and continues throughout the week with Great Chefs of the Island Wine Dinners and culminates with the Festival Grand Tasting and Public Tasting. See ad page 22. (843) 686-4944. hiltonheadwineandfood.com. JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014

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ACTIVITIES 29th Annual Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival Pg. 22 Adventure Cove Family Fun Center Pg. 49 Adventure Cruises Pg. 47 Alligator & Wildlife Tour Pg. 53 Bayrunner Fishing Charters Pg. 50 Bicycle Billy’s Pg. 51 The Bike Doctor Pg. 47 Blue Water TackleShop Pg. 45 Commander Zodiac Pg. 47 Dolphin Discoveries Pg. 43 Drifter Pg. 47 Gullah Heritage Trail Tours Pg. 45 Gypsy Pg. 47 H2O Nature Center Pg. 53 Harbour Town Adventures Enviro Tours Pg. 55 Hilton Head Bicycle Company Pg. 42 Hilton Head National Pg. 57 Kayak Hilton Head Pg. 43 Lawton Stables Pg. 41 LowSea Bike, Beach & Baby Rentals Pg. 55 MonEric Fishing Charters Pg. 42 Nature Cruise with Lunch or Dinner at Marshside Mama’s Pg. 51 Outside Hilton Head Pgs. 41 & 55 Outside Palmetto Bluff Pgs. 41 & 55 Palmetto Bay Watersports Pg. 51

Paradise Beach Bikes Pg. 47 Pedals Pg. 45 Riding Tigers Bike Rentals Pg. 44 Rose Hill Mansion Pg. 41 Segway of Savannah Pg. 45 Vacation Comfort Bike Rentals Pg. 53 Yankee Pedaler Bike Rental Pg. 41

LODGING & REAL ESTATE Hilton Head Accommodations Pg. 7 Resort Source Timeshare Resales Pg. 7 South Beach Inn & Vacation Rentals Pgs. 32-33

ARTS & SERVICES 18th Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration Pg. 24 Arts Center of Coastal Carolina Pg. 59 Fountain Spa Pg. 27 HiltonHead.com Pg. 63 Legacy Design Photographers Pg. 25 South Carolina Repertory Company Pg. 26

DINING & LOUNGES Captain John’s Galley at The Salty Dog Cafe Pgs. 32-33 Captain Woody’s Pg. 18 Casey’s Sports Bar & Grill Pg. 19 Chart House Pg. 13

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Crazy Crab Pg. 3 The Electric Piano Bar Pg. 23 Five Guys Pg. 14 Hilton Head Brewing Company Pg. 14 Hilton Head Comedy & Magic Club Pg. 19 It’s Greek To Me Pg. 17 Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta & Steak House Pg. 15 Land’s End Tavern Pgs. 32-33 The Salty Dog Cafe Pgs. 32-33 Santa Fe Café Pg. 16 Stellini Italian Restaurant Pg. 17 Subway Pg. 17 The Wreck of The Salty Dog Pgs. 32-33

SHOPPING Birkenstock Barefootin’ Pg. 31 The Blue Parrot Fine Gifts Pg. 30 Camp Hilton Head Pg. 2 Designs By Cleo Pg. 37 Forsythe Jewelers Pg. 39 Hilton Head Shirt Company Pg. 2 Hospice Community Thrift Pg. 34 Island Fudge Shoppe Pg. 34 Island Quilters Pg. 37 Island Winery Pg. 21 Jake’s Cargo Pgs. 32-33 Jake’s Shore Thing Pg. 35 The Litter Box Pg. 37 Main Street Village Pg. 18 Outside Hilton Head Pgs. 41 & 55 Salty Dog T-Shirt Factory Pgs. 32-33 & 64 The Silver Garden Pg. 35 South Beach General Store Pg. 2 Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt Pg. 21 Tanger Outlets Pgs. 4 & 5 Tropical Outfitters Pg. 9

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Outdoor Resorts RV Park

The Beachwalk Hotel

The SeaCrest

The Beach House

Comfort Inn South

Players Club

The Metropolitan Hotel

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


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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

Quality Inn & Suites

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

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cEvents Puzzle ACROSS CLUES 1. Ocean swell. 5. Lowcountry fruit made into preserves. 8. In the Lowcountry, we like this fried, boiled, stewed and pickled. 12. Southern favorite, black ____ peas. 13. Hilton Head National – Just ____ minute from the bridge to Hilton Head. 14. Hiltonhead.com for information on dining, shopping and ____ estate. 15. Electroencephalogram: Abbr. 16. River in Russia. 17. Down: Abbr. 18. Enjoy fresh seafood & steaks at Land’s ____ Tavern. 20. Fish eggs. 22. Alligator & Wildlife Tour – Get a close ____ view of Hilton Head’s plant and animal life. 24. A breeze or wind. 27. Hilton Head Comedy & Magic Club – National headliners ____ seen in Las Vegas. 28. Chart House menu features ____ fish, pristine seafood and steaks. 30. Main Street Village Hilton Head – Dine and top it all off with a sweet ____. 32. 18th Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration with lots ____ family fun. 33. Kingfisher – Any closer to the water & you’d ____ wet! 34. Hilton Head Brewing Co. – Our ____ features a vast array of items. 35. LPGA’s ____ Ping Lin. 36. Prefix indicating before. 37. Adventure Cove Family Fun Center – See ____ for money saving offer. 38. Palm used in wicker work. 41. It’s Greek ____ Me. 43. The Island Fudge Shoppe – Ten ____ cent off senior citizen discounts. 44. Bill of lading: Abbr. 45. Captain Woody’s – Open 7 days a week at 11 __ __. 46. Delhi College of Engineering: Abbr. 48. The Crazy Crab – ____ local seafood favorites prepared any way you like. 51. Palmetto Bay Watersports – Free parking and ____ gate fees. 52. Vacation Comfort Bike Rentals with strollers and booster ____. 54. Fountain Spa – We look forward to making ____ feel whole again. 55. Golfer ____ Fiori. 56. Enjoy live music, dancing and drinks at The Electric Piano ____. 57. East Indies: Abbr. 59. Tee ____. 62. Lieutenant: Abbr. 63. Latin and.

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Salty Dog T-Shirt Factory at Tanger 2 1414 Fording Island Rd. • 843-837-5511 Salty Dog T-Shirt Shop & Jake’s Cargo 232 S Sea Pines Drive • 843-671-2232 Salty Dog T-Shirt Factory on Arrow Road 67 Arrow Road • 843-842-6331 CALL FOR SEASONAL HOURS DIRECTIONS TO ARROW RD: Exit the Sea Pines traffic circle onto Palmetto Bay Rd. Take a right at the first traffic light onto Target Rd. Take a left onto Arrow Rd. Go 1/2 mile to 67 Arrow Rd.

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