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Notes From The Editor Thank goodness for all you football fans that there are tons of commercials during the Thanksgiving games. Just think of the benefits of these endless “breaks”. Well, they give you time to fix a drink (even if it’s sweet tea), stoke the fire and put another log on it, let the dog out, keep the kids out of the kitchen for the Mrs. and the gaggle of relatives, and such. Real TV sports fans have a special internal clock in their brain that let’s them know when to flop back on the sofa…and not miss a snap. I hear that Hudson’s is having their 20th Community Thanksgiving Dinner They will be cooking up a storm: 90 birds, 100 gallons of mashed potatoes, 75 gallons of stuffing and 40 gallons of gravy. Now that takes a lot of work and 300 volunteers. It’s for everyone that doesn’t have a place to go. Cosponsored by Hudson’s Seafood and St. Andrews by the Sea, join them from 11am-3pm. Thanks to Andrew Carmines and family, his staff and all those volunteers. Now thats community! Just a reminder that November is the beginning of the plastic bag ban. Yes it is going to be a change in our lifestyle and way of doing things - but it is the right thing to do. Here is a shout out to Ben Kennedy, a local builder, and his wife, for giving everything up and going to Mexico Beach to help those that have suffered total loss and help them put their lives back together, anyway they could. While I was writing this I got a text (believe it or not) from Ben, after wishing him well. “Just trying to be a servant for those that need it right now.” I’m not going to tell you what is inside this month …don’t worry you won’t be disappointed! I will tell you there is an article about the history of Hilton Head Island, another one that wakes up your social conscience as you have no record of your life to pass on…they are all on your cellphone. What happened to scrap books? And then there is another that talks frankly about what is happening to the beach in Amber’s turtle report, and I won’t tell you about Bluffton’s “old doctor” and what an extraordinary man he was. Oops, I guess I better go or you won’t have to read The Breeze. Thanks again so much to our advertisers. They know that the 20,000 people who read The Breeze monthly will see their ad. It won’t end up in the trash can and they read it over and over again, and share it with their friends. The Breeze is educational, informative, enjoyable, iconic, has a sense of wit and humor, and the graphics tell it all.

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CONTENTS

NOVEMBER 2018, VOLUME 16, NO. 11

F E AT U R E S

08 A Short History of Hilton Head Island Part I 14

Save Our Sea Turtles It’s a Way of Life

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Dr. Joseph Hinson Mellichamp Bluffton’s kindest “old doctor”

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Are Memories Becoming a Thing of the Past?

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From Bedroom to Boudoir

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One great guitarist. One great man.

38 Colleton River Hosts Annual First Tee Golf Tournament 42 Unconditional Family Love 46

A Labor of Love

48 Paying Tribute to the Veterans That Are No Longer With Us D E PA R T M E N T S

08 History 14 Environment 18 October Tides 23 Lifestyles 28 Your Corner 30 Restaurant Guide 36 Music 40 Over the Bridges 44 Golf Course Guide

COVER: Ed Funk Windows to the Past

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A Short History of Hilton Head Island Part 1 Michele Roldan-Shaw Coastal Discovery Museum Natalie Hefter

Many millions of years ago a vast prehistoric sea covered the Lowcountry. What is now Columbia was then the beach. Later the waters receded, points of land land rose here and there, and the coastline stretched far offshore from where we are today. This rising and falling of ocean levels created the Atlantic Coastal Plain, with its rolling dunes and rock-less sand, from Florida to the Mid-Atlantic and from the barrier islands to the Piedmont. By 2,000 B.C. our modern coast had formed, including the shoe-shape of Hilton Head Island. Native tribes migrating over the Southeast followed game and wild harvests, then later settled into agricultural civilizations. Hilton Head was a seasonal fishing resort for bands of Yemase, Escamacu and Cusabo, who tossed their empty oysters shells in a heaping ring around clean-swept common areas. You can still see these ancient shell formations at Sea Pines Forest Preserve and Green Shell Park, and further evidence is found in pottery shards with striking designs that often wash out of local mud banks. 8

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Spaniards were the first Europeans to set foot here, making contact with the natives and naming Hilton Head “Isla de los Osos”—Island of the Bears. (Yes, there were once black bears here.) They established a shortlived settlement but were soon replaced by French Huguenots. Then in 1663 Captain William Hilton sailed from Barbados on the Adventure to explore lands granted to the British Lords Proprietors by their king. Hilton liked what he saw—high bluffs with overhanging trees—and named the island for himself. This marked the start of lasting colonization by the English. Scrappy early settlers of Carolina dealt with raids by Indians, pirates, Spaniards and wild beasts. No one dared try Hilton Head until Colonel John Barnwell became the first white inhabitant in 1717, ushering in the golden era of plantations—that is, as long as you were the one with the gold. Amateur botanist and planter’s wife Eliza Pinckney of what is now Pinckney Island developed indigo as a cash crop, and William Elliot pioneered the famous Sea Island Cotton. Fortunes were made. The Indian Land Treaty of 1707 assured safe settlement to the Yemase, a tribe originally from Central Georgia. In return, the Yemase would warn the English of a Spanish attack from the south. The Indian Land consisted of mainland territory bounded generally by the Savannah and Combahee Rivers, with the highest concentration of Indian villages positioned near the coast.


Just across the Calibogue Sound from Hilton Head Island is Daufuskie Island, the site of a violent battle in 1715, during the Yemase War. The Spanish began to grow uncomfortable having the English and European colonists so close the their Florida settlements they began encouraging and rewarding the Yemassee and other local tribes for raiding the colonists’ settlements. During one raid on the southern tip of Daufuskie, the beaches ran red with blood, earning it the name of “Bloody Point”. Bloody Point served as the battleground for three separate skirmishes before the Revolution. The Native Americans lost these battles and their land. In 1663 Capt. William Hilton sailed from Barbados on the Adventure to explore lands granted by King Charles II of England to the eight Lords Proprietors. Hilton Head Island takes its name from a headland near the entrance to Port Royal Sound named for Captain Hilton. In his journal, Hilton called the island “very pleasant and delightful.” Walter Greer, an island artist, painted this image of the Adventure, which hung in the Adventure Inn.

Black Yamasee Indian with Baby

During the Revolution Hilton Head became a stronghold for Patriots, but neighboring Daufuskie harbored Loyalists; there is a story of a man burning down his own brother’s Hilton Head estate, despite tearful pleas from his sister-in-law and her baby, because political loyalties overrode family ties. In early summer of 1775 the South Carolina Council of Safety received intelligence that a shipment of gunpowder was on the way to Savannah, and that the powder would be used to supply the Indians. Two barges were sent from Beaufort to Bloody Point to intercept the shipment. Captain John Joiner and Captain John Barnwell of the Beaufort Militia commanded the barges. When the South Carolinians arrived at Bloody Point they encouraged Captain Joseph Habersham of Georgia to outfit a schooner with ten carriage guns and many swivels, and join the fleet. Captain Oliver Bowen commanded the Georgia schooner. Captain Richard Maitland and the

Saxon Vats were an important tool in the production of indigo dye. Indigo stems and water were placed in the top Saxon Vat and stirred together. Then, the liquid was transferred to the bottom vat, where it was beaten more. The middle vat held water and crushed oyster shell, which was added to bring the dye particles out of the solution. After drying the particles out, bricks of dye were formed and sold to the English for dyeing fabrics. (John Monkaitis Model-CDM.) In the 1740s, indigo was introduced to the sea islands as a cash crop which grew well in sandy soil and in a hot climate. The plant, used to make a deep blue dye, was grown in Africa as a complement to rice. Hilton Head did not have fresh water to flood the rice fields, indigo became the first successful crop grown on the island. In 1748, by the Carolinian planters. (CDM.) The Breeze Novemberr 2018

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delivered to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. This account was by J.D. Lewis, Little River, SC. After the Revolution people rebuilt and crops yielded so bounteously that by the start of the Civil War there were more than twenty working plantations on the island. Due to the malarial climate, however, no one actually lived there except slaves and overseers.

British armed schooner Phillippa were escorting the supply vessel. On July 7th the two British ships anchored nine miles from Tybee Point and waited for a pilot to carry the ships into the Savannah River. The Georgia schooner Liberty saw the two ships at anchor on July 8th, and stopped four miles from them. The small Carolina fleet waited there until the next day at two o’clock when a pilot arrived and began guiding the British ships to the Tybee Bar. Maitland saw the Liberty closing the distance. “The schooner was full of armed men and had ten carriageguns mounted.” Below her deck several boards had been removed, “which were for small arms in close quarters.” At four o’clock the Georgia schooner fired two muskets at the Phillippa and ordered Captain Maitland to identify himself. Maitland demanded to know who the schooner was. Bowen “hauled down their pendant and hoisted at the masthead a white flag with a red border, on the field of which flag was stamped or imprinted in large red letters the words ‘American Liberty,’ and the people on board the schooner said the schooner’s name was the Liberty.”

Sea Island cotton

The Liberty followed the Phillippa and anchored beside her that night. The next day when the Phillippa entered Tybee Point she was ordered to anchor at Cockspur Island. On the island was the encampment of the South Carolina Provincials. “The number of the whole appeared to be about three hundred.” The South Carolinians rode out in boats and surrounded the two British vessels. Maitland was told to produce his papers. When it was learned that the powder was on board the Carolinians told him that they would “take all the gunpowder, shot, lead, and Indian trading arms.” The Patriots were able to take off 16,000 pounds of powder and “seven hundred-weight of leaden bullets.” They also “took away all the bar-lead, sheet-lead, Indian trading arms, and shot that were on board.” The Carolinians and the Georgians divided the cargo between them. The South Carolinian’s powder was taken to Tucker’s Island where 4,000 pounds were put on board a schooner and 10

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Hilton Head Island’s first full-time residents were Native Americans. Occupation of the island has been dated back to at least 2000 B.C. at the Sea Pines Shell Ring. The Yemase Indians hunted and farmed in this area until the early 18th century. This engraving depicts some Yemassee men burning out a tree in order to make a canoe. Dozens of Native American archaeological sites have been studied and excavated on Hilton Head Island. (Coastal Discovery Museum.)


By 1860 there were more than 20 working plantations on the island. Because of the island’s isolation and prevalence of diseases, such as yellow fever and malaria, most plantation owners did not live on Hilton Head. Instead, they had homes in Charleston, Beaufort, or Savannah. The island was populated with slaves and overseers. Sea Island Cotton was the major source of income for planters owning land on the island. The Fish Haul plantation, also known as Drayton’s plantation, is shown here. The slave row consisted of two rows of five houses. Houses were built of wood and had two rooms. Today, only the tabby chimneys of these structures remain. This photograph was taken during the Union occupation of the island. A soldier stands to the right-hand side of the photo. (Western Reserve Historical Society.)

The plantation era on Hilton Head Island began later than it did near Charleston. This island was not suited for growing rice and was populated with Yemase Indians. The Stoney-Baynard Ruins in Sea Pines are evidence of early plantation owners. The one-story-and-a-half structure was made of tabby, a mixture of oyster shells, lime (burned oyster shells), sand and water. Tabby was poured into forms much like cement. (CDM.)

In 1788, a small wooden Episcopal church (40 feet by 20 feet) called the Zion Chapel of Ease was constructed on this property. All that remains is the cemetery, which is home to the Baynard Mausoleum (in the background). The Hilton Head Historical Society owns and protects this property, which is located at the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway. (Ned McNair.)

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Saving Our Sea Turtles It’s a Way of Life Amber Hester-Kuhen

It only got stuck once. There is not much that you can do about a clay bog on the beach disguised by 2 inches of water. It’s just like that gut wrenching feeling when you hit a sandbar with your boat on the river, but worse…Jeeps don’t float! I was not looking forward to telling Springer Mountain Chicken Farms that their donation had become a new artificial reef. I called a tow truck, but they got stuck in the beach access. The HHI fire department “did not have a vehicle that would do the job,” and no one was answering their cell phones at 5am. The life guards would not be on the beach for another couple of hours and time was running out. We dug around the tires and inserted wood to get some traction with no success. I don’t understand why 14

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dispatch did not suggest calling the Sherriff’s Office which I later found out has a truck on HHI just for this type of call. I should have prepared myself for this day, but instead, a cluster of panic ensued. I dug deep into my local contacts for help. One advantage to living here since forever is that the likelihood of knowing someone with a jacked up 4 wheel drive truck is unusually high. Thank God for friends with big trucks! There are no more sea turtle nests on Hilton Head Beach. The last hatchling marched to the sea on October 17th. This time of year brings me relief, but at the same time, a loss of focus. I spend so much of my time concentrating on nests and logistics, that there is a void when they are gone. As I reflect on the 2018 nesting season, I will say that it was eventful in


ways that we will try to avoid in seasons to come. Some of it was adjustment to new equipment, but most of it was out of our control. The Sea Turtle Patrol Hilton Head Island is a nonprofit volunteer organization, supporting the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Marine Turtle Conservation Program, by fundraising and functioning to monitor sea turtle nesting on Hilton Head Island. It is not associated with any local parent non-profit organization. We have learned from our pitfalls, and will be preparing all winter for an intense nesting season in 2019. There were 179 nests on the beach this season, a 45% decrease from the previous season. The snow most likely affected the food source that the female loggerheads need to prepare for the nesting season. We are expecting the females that skipped this season to join the 2019 nesters. Rarely does a green sea turtle nest on HHI, but the 3rd one in 30 years hatched successfully in sea pines in 2018. We are due for a leatherback nest in 2019. DNA data analysis is 65% complete, but reveals that only 60 individual female loggerheads nested on Hilton Head in 2018. I do not expect this number to increase. On the bright side, a third of them were new nesters!

Storms in 2018 threatened the nests, but did less damage than the extremely high King Tide that came in on September 8th and 9th. The Lowcountry gets a spring tide every month on a full moon when the moon, Earth, and Sun are aligned. The King Tide, or perigean spring tide, happens only 3 or 4 times a year in the late spring and early fall. It is the result of the moon’s perigee—when the moon is at its closest position to Earth. These terms, spring tide and king tide, get used interchangeably in news reports, websites, and articles to a point that truly tests my patience—And on that note, loggerheads do not choose to nest more frequently on a full moon! Using what we have learned about our beach, how storms and renourishment have affected it and how this new sand is constantly shifting, we are predicting a very successful 2019 nesting season. We will gauge the marginal slope of the beach, which allows the tidal surf to maintain momentum and reach further landward. Compensating for this will require moving nests closer to the dune in 2019. Sea turtle nests do not suffer when they are overwashed, but they absolutely cannot sit in standing water. The eggs are porous for gas exchange and the embryo will drown if the egg is submerged. If the eggs were resistant to water, I The Breeze Novemberr 2018

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seriously doubt that a 400 lb reptile would heave itself up the beach with flippers to nest in dry sand— just for fun. Many sections of the nesting beach are holding water instead of filtering it down through the sand. We will be analyzing data this winter to determine where the nests have averaged the most emergence success since the 2016 renourishment, and favoring those locations for relocation in 2019 within SCDNR guidelines. With the help of the island wide Turtle Tracker groups and the support of the Town, we will continue to educate locals and visitors for the preservation of sea turtles nesting on our beach. This includes presenting the dangers of large holes on the beach, reminding them to take their beach gear and litter 16

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off the beach at the end of the day, and encouraging the use of red lights on the beach at night. We will once again prepare for the educational campaign highlighting the Town’s HHI Sea Turtle Protection ordinance (Chapter 5), requiring exterior lights out May – October 10pm – 6am. There were 15 nests that misoriented inland toward artificial lights in 2018. Thank you for your support! Next update, May 2019! Amber Kuehn, SCDNR Sea Turtle Nest Monitoring Permit holder for Hilton Head Island Manager, Sea Turtle Patrol HHI 501c3 PO BOX 23434 HHI, SC 29925 seaturtlepatrolhhi@gmail.com


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Dr. Joseph Hinson Mellichamp Bluffton’s kindest “old doctor”

of orange and peppermint water. There were also many local concoctions for cures. Knowledge of the local plants that had medicinal purposes dating back to the indigenous Indians, as well as cures that had been brought from Africa by slaves, were commonly used. Dr. Mellichamp’s practice was for a great part Planters and their dependents, but he never turned the less fortunate away.

Dr. Mellichamp came from a distinguished family that helped settle South Carolina during colonial times. His Grandfather, St. Lo Mellichamp, fought in the Revolution. His father, Stiles Mellichamp, was for many years the preceptor of Beaufort College and afterward was a pastor of St. James Church, on James Island. His father was a lover of outdoor life and nature, and this influenced his son in botany, of which continued throughout his life. In 1849 JH, as he signed his letters, graduated from South Carolina College and in 1852 from the Medical College at Charleston. He spent some time in Europe studying in hospitals in Dublin and Paris. On his return he established himself as a physician in Bluffton, and here he remained most of his life, the exceptions being the time he was a surgeon in the Confederacy, and his later years, which were spent with his daughter, his only child in New Orleans. Dr. Mellichamp married Sarah Pope, daughter of James Pope, one of the founders of Bluffton. As a Country Doctor you had to know everything. How to set broken bones, treat malaria and dysentery, snake bites, gunshot wounds, and treat from tooth aches to stomach ailments. All the medical technology could be kept in his black bag, and within, a flapped leather wallet that contained glass vials of all sort of “miracle cures”. Mercury, calomel, glycerin and carbolic acid were used to cure everything from diphtheria to whooping cough to venereal diseases. To remedy coughs, the mixture was “cannabis indicus and chloroform. To produce sleep when nervous – chloral hydrate syrup

It is said that “his letters show the keenest sense of the loveliness and delicious warmth of a spring in the Pines with flowers opening everywhere, the fragrance of the woods, of Jasmine and Magnolias filling the air made vocal with the songs of mocking birds.” Dr. Mellichamps lifetime passion was botany, and for which he became renowned in America’s botany community for his work on local flora. His good judgment in making observations and clear statements of the results brought him esteem with masters of science. He investigated the flowering and fruiting of Yucca, Oaks of the region, Pinus Elliottii, which he discovered, as well as insectivorous habits of Sarracenia Variolaris and the discovery that the plants secretions in the fatal pitcher of the leaf, which lures insects, which kill the insects, and which are feed upon by the plant as they decay. A most magnetic attractive man, his friends and correspondents cannot forget his ready kindness and words of cheer, and will cherish his memory. He was loved by the poor people of his district, who, in a touching way, mourned the loss of their “old doctor” as his body was borne to the grave. Dr. Mellichamp (1829-1903) is buried, next to his wife, in the church cemetary at St. Lukes Methodist Church on Highway 170, south of Sun City. Thanks to Grace Cordial, at the Beaufort Archive the Beaufort County records office for providing us with much of this information from the archives and records. The early picture of Dr. Mellichamp was provided by the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society. The Breeze Novemberr 2018

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LIFESTYLES

By: Samantha Williams

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Are Memories Becoming a Thing of the Past?

In today’s “insta-age”, has it become just too easy to turn to the new – pieces, places and faces? The instant gratification found in our social media feeds fill our minds, every moment of every day with flashes of the present that quickly become memories of the past. But what happens to those images from our past? In these fast-paced days, there is little time to REFLECT – on snapshots of days gone by.

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Our smartphones now hold most memories in instant and constant flashes of daily life. With limited memory space, unless downloaded, these images can be easily erased. And even with the remaining photographs taking up space, it takes some time to get back to those earlier memories—which are generally only one or two years past. So how can we keep those memories dear from over the years? Maybe we should bring back the good old-fashioned photo albums and scrapbooks. These books are the storytellers of a family’s past and they are passed down through families to teach the newer generations how their relatives lived and loved. These albums used to sit on tabletops or were placed on family book shelves. They sat just waiting to be opened to tell of days gone by. That was their purpose, to keep traditions alive and to thrive for future generations.

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They opened minds both young and old to stories of days of old. These moments, both joyous and even trying at times, made up part of who we are. They should be cherished and appreciated. Life is about loving, living, crying and even dying. It is about meeting new faces and remembering the old ones. Let’s not make haste or waste what took place in our days of past. Let’s respect those who stood by us. Let’s respect those who raised us. Let’s respect those who mentored us. Let’s respect those who loved us. Let’s cherish those who held us. Let’s honor those who supported us. Let’s honor those who challenged us. Let’s even remember those who left us. Let’s praise those who taught us to worship. Let’s just remember…. So maybe this year for the holiday season, give an old-fashioned scrapbook to someone you love – or make one to pass on to your family. Download and print those iPhone photos and take some time to include those saved a few years back. Put them in a beautiful binder as a meaningful reminder of days gone past. This keepsake can now sit on a tabletop or take a prominent place on the family bookshelf. And when the days grow colder, you can pull out this binder as a reminder of those warm sunny days of past. Share the stories behind the pictures with your friends and family members. Or, you can just indulge in personal reflection of how these moments in time made you laugh, love and even sometimes cry. I play music when I write, and a song playing in the background right now seems so appropriate for this topic, it’s “The Story in Your Eyes” by the Moody Blues. Look back and reflect on the story in your eyes, Resort Girls and Guys. It tells us who we are and where we came from and even helps us on where we are going…. Relax, Reflect and Recharge! The Breeze Novemberr 2018

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Sippin Cow Longhorn Steakhouse 36 Promenade St. 1262 Fording Island Rd., Tanger I (843) 757-5051 Alvin Ord’s of Bluffton (843) 705-7001 1230 A, May River Rd. Southern Barrel (843) 757-1300 Mellow Mushroom Farm Brewing Co. 878 Fording Island Rd. 1301 May River Rd. Bluffton BBQ 375 Buckwalter P (843) 706-0800 (843) 707-2041 11 State Of Mind St. lace Blvd. (843) 757-7427 (843) 837-2337  Mulberry Street Trattoria Fat Patties 1476 Fording Island Rd. 207 Bluffton Rd. The Bluffton Room Squat ’N’ Gobble (843) 837-2426 (843) 815-6300 15 Promenade St.  1231 May River Rd. (843) 757-3525 (843) 757-4242 Giuseppi’s Pizza & Pasta Okatie Ale House 25 William Pope Ct. British Open Pub – Bluffton 25 Bluffton Rd., Ste. 601 Truffle’s Cafe (843) 706-2537 (843) 815-9200 1 Sherington Dr. #G  91 Towne Dr. (843) 815-6736 (843) 815-5551 Old Town Dispensary Grind Coffee Roasters 15 Captains Cove Buffalo’s at Palmetto Bluff 7 Simmonsville Rd. #600 Twisted European Bakery (843) 837-1893 (843) 422-7945 1 Village Park Square 1253 May River Rd., Unit A (843) 706-6630 (843) 757-0033

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Fishcamp at Broad Creek 11 Simmons Road (843) 842-2267

Old Oyster Factory 101 Marshland Road (843) 681-6040

Sage Room 81 Pope Ave., Ste 13 (843) 785-5352

Annie O’s Kitchen 124 Arrow Rd (843) 341-2664

Flora’s Italian Cafe 841 William Hilton Pkwy, Ste 841 (843) 842-8200

Ombra Cucina Rustica 1000 William Hilton Pkwy, Suite G2 (843) 842-5505

Santa Fe Cafe 807 William Hilton Pkwy (843) 785-3838

Beach Break Grille 24 Palmetto Bay Rd, #F (843) 785-2466 Bullies BBQ 3 Regency Pkwy (843) 686-7427 Charbar Co. 33 Office Park Road, Ste 213 (843) 785-2427

Frankie Bones 1301 Main Street (843) 682-4455 The French Bakery 28 Shelter Cove Lane (843) 342-5420 Gringo’s Diner 1 N Forest Beach Dr, Unit E-5 (843) 785-5400

Hudson’s Seafood House Charlie’s L’Etoile Verte on the Docks 8 New Orleans Road 1 Hudson Rd (843) 785-9277 (843) 681-2772 CQ’s Restaurant Harbour Town Java Burrito Company 140 Lighthouse Rd, Unit A 1000 William Hilton Pkwy, Ste J6 (843) 671-2779 (843) 842-5282 Darren Clarke’s Tavern The Jazz Corner 8 Executive Park Road 1000 Williamn Hilton Pkwy, Ste C-1 (843) 341-3002 (843) 842-8620 Ela’s On The Water Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar 1 Shelter Cove Lane 841 William Hilton Pkwy (843) 785-3030 (843) 681-3474 Fat Baby’s Pizza and Subs Michael Anthony’s Cucina Italiana 1034 William Hilton Pkwy 37 New Orleans Road (843) 842-4200 (843) 785-6272

One Hot Mama’s 7A Greenwood Dr (843) 682-6262 Palmetto Bay Sunrise Cafe 86 Helmsman Way (843) 666-3232 Pomodori 1 New Orleans Rd (843) 686-3100 Porter & Pig 1000 William Hilton Pkwy (843) 715-3224 Red Fish 8 Archer Rd (843) 686-3388

Skull Creek Boathouse 397 Squire Pope Road (843) 681-3663 The Smokehouse 34 Palmetto Bay Rd (843)842-4227 The Studio 20 Executive Park Rd (843) 785-6000 Sunset Grille 43 Jenkins Island Rd (843) 689-6744 Trattoria Divina 33 Office Park Rd, Ste 224 (843) 686-4442 Vine 1 N. Forest Beach Drive (843) 686-3900

Relish Cafe 33 Office Park Rd, Unit 216 (843) 715-0995 Watusi Cafe 71 Pope Ave Ruby Lee’s (843) 686-5200 19 Dunnagans Alley (843) 785-7825 Wise Guys 1513 Main St. (843) 785-8866 The Breeze Novemberr 2018

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From Bedroom to Boudoir Kimberly Blaker

Is parenting putting a damper on your marriage? Finding time to just relax is difficult enough when have kids, let alone finding the time or mood for romance. So turn familiarity into the unexpected you long for by giving your room a lift and creating a magical lair.

Set out a box of gourmet chocolates. The aroma of chocolate alone is a great aphrodisiac. Fresh cut flowers are an inviting addition. Try different types to determine which have lingering scents. Too much fragrance is bothersome to some men. Strive for a pleasant aroma that isn’t overpowering. If your partner is sensitive or allergic to fragrance, forego it altogether.

As the ancient Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui points out, your surroundings play a large role in the quality of your love life. While some of this philosophy is rooted in superstition, there’s no question environment plays a crucial role in our mood and desires.

An Irresistible Vision

Use your bedroom to shut out the rest of the world and incorporate pleasures for all your senses to savor, from romantic sounds, sensual sights, and exquisite touchables, to savory tastes and aromatic fragrances. Try some of these ideas and transform your humdrum room into a lover’s lane. Aromatherapy Aroma is an essential ingredient in creating the right mood. Choose from many fragrant scents that come in a variety of forms, from incense, sprays, and candles to cologne and scented body lotions. Also, try some of these aromatic touches.

Everyone looks their personal best in particular colors—and those colors may not necessarily be red or black. Choose colors that draw out your beauty. To determine which colors compliment you, there are several books available to assist in finding your best colors and shades. Drape different colors over your shoulders to determine how they affect your appearance. You’ll likely find some colors make you look drab, while others bring out your true radiance.

For lasting fragrance, lightly spray your favorite cologne on the sheets for a fresh, inviting scent.

Don’t forget the lingerie. Many men love it. Keep in mind though, all men have different tastes. Ask your husband what styles or articles of clothing do it for him.

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Men are most stimulated visually, so they want to see the woman they’re with. Play this up, and you’re bound to hold his heart.

Choose eye-pleasing fabrics. Flannel is not so likely to be a hit, while men find clingy or shiny fabrics irresistible.


It’s All in the Music Music is also important to setting the mood. It helps couples relax, perfect after a hard day at work or for breaking the silence. Avoid loud rock, country, or hip-hop music, which can be a real distraction (unless, of course, they have the opposite effect on your mate). Try some of these favorite albums, for setting the mood:

Kenny G—Breathless, jazz, instrumental

Andrea Boccelli—Love in Portofino, classical

Luther Vandross—Best of Love 2,

The Romantics—A Windham Hill Sampler,

Celine Dion —popular, vocal

Michael Buble—To Be Love, popular, vocal

Adele—21, popular, vocal

Paul McCartney—Working Classical

Chris Botti—Slowing Down the World, jazz

John Legend—Love in the Future, popular, soul

Mark Whitfield—Forever Love, jazz

Raphael/Intimacy—Music for Love,

Frank Sinatra—Most all his music

Norah Jones —Be Here to Love Me

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you, yet doesn’t want to be under a spot light. Use a small bedside lamp with a low watt bulb for soft lighting. Candles also make a romantic substitute. Keep exercise equipment any place but in your bedroom. The thought of a sweaty gym isn’t exactly an aphrodisiac. Decorate in ways that appeal to both of you. An atmosphere that’s either too masculine or too feminine can destroy your’s or your partner’s mood. Keep clutter hidden. A messy room is a reminder of work that needs to be done. Think of what your man likes! Men were asked, “What turns you on in the bedroom and what turns you off?” “I really like it if there’s some nice music like Marvin Gaye or Chet Baker. I like when the lights are turned down or when there is candlelight because I like to see my partner. I also like my wife to wear something nice like lingerie. I don’t like it when the cat gets in the way and wanders up on the bed. And flannel sheets are kind of – not. However, I don’t like things too overdone, either.”

Musts

“What turns me on in the bedroom is the person. The type of lighting and music really depends on the person I’m with and the mood. I think it’s important that you try various things, sometimes hot and sometimes soft. For décor, I would like it kind of sporty. I would not be amused with pink or little girl’s types of things, like flowers.”

Don’t be caught without these necessities:

Well, there you go….it’s all up to you now!

A nightstand or small chest next to the bed to eliminate unnecessary fumbling. A firm, comfortable mattress, good box springs, and a solid bed frame for comfort and quietness. Soft quality sheets, a lightweight comforter, and fluffy pillows for relaxing and lingering. An occasional change in furniture arrangement to keep the environment feeling new. A neatly made bed with fresh sheets. Instant Mood Killers Avoid these common bedroom mistakes. A television in your bedroom is a definite no-no. This passive individual activity is sure to destroy the allure of your bedroom as a place for intimacy. Both bright lights and no lights can detract from the moment. Your partner definitely wants to see 34

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One great guitarist One great person By Jevon Daly

I just figured out why everyone that knows John O’Gorman loves him. I went in to interview him years ago, he got me some coffee at the Okatie Ale House. He began by showing me pictures of his daughter on the cover of the sports page in the Packet and asking me if i wanted to borrow a bright yellow guitar with M&M stickers all over it. We had a lot of laughs during the course of the “interview” which was really more like a good chance for two busy guys to talk shop. By the way, he’s way busier than me and made time to say hello to every single person that passed by. Everyone loves John. John O’Gorman moved down to the area in 2000 after visiting a few times. Immediately John started making friends and playing locally with almost everyone. He spoke to local stalwart Michael Kavanaugh about taking a solo guitar gig at the Tiki Hut on HHI. The conversation speaks volumes about both men. Kavanaugh asked “ What kind of drum machine do you use?” John replied, “I don’t use one.” ‘You’re hired, were the next words John heard on the phone and soon afterwards moved down to the Bluffton area.

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Many of you probably remember the Bluffon Ale House during the reign of the B Town Playaz from 2001 to 2008. Most see John when he’s playing music but don’t realize that he had probably worked all day in the bar or liquor store since 9 that morning and it’s usually John with the biggest smile on his face. “Those years playing with the B Town Playaz were my favorite times ever playing music in my life.” And the place was always packed. Time passed and conversation drifted to the famous open mic at Pepper’s Porch where John continued to make people smile. John can play everything. He knows a million songs and he plays them all with real feeling, yet he usually is in a supporting music role. Maybe the newbies in town don’t know his name, but for most, he’s kind of like the “hometown hero” in guitar – maybe because he just has a better time playing than anyone else – and the audience feels it. (Aurthor’s note – as a relative newcomer I was one who didn’t know John but went to see Deas Guyz last Sunday and one of the first things after being blown away by Reggie Deas was asking – who the hell is that on guitar – he’s


bottles of vodka didn’t bust as we cackled like two punks in high school about guitars. John is a workin’ man, at his liquor store and onstage. He is iconic throughout the region. He plays on Tuesday nights at Corks in the Promenade and plays with all visiting musicians - no matter what style, what song, male or female. He plays every Friday night at Okatie Ale House for all his friends in Bluffton and Okatie who support him and is loved by EVERYONE. Have I said that enough?? Ask John about his Nascar Fender Strat collection or about his kids and the guy just lights up and starts tellin’ stories. John just loves music and was born to entertain! .

amazing! And yes, he seemed to smile the whole way). John also has some very strong opinions about good music. As a child he cited ‘John Denver Live’ as maybe his first big influence before he saw Kiss on the Paul Lynde show. When he first heard “Detroit Rock City” he felt something inside him change. “It was like hearing Chuck Berry through a stack of Marshalls with a Les Paul!” John also spoke briefly about how important it is for him to learn the lyrics to a song and how surprised he was when he moved down here from Charlotte and saw a local musician reading the lyrics off of a music stand. “You either know the song or you don’t!” After Kiss it was Clapton, then Jeff Beck and Jimi Hendrix and John soaked it all in. I asked him about modern country . “It all sounds like Def Leppard if you take the vocals out” and began laughing out loud. “Country music and the direction it’s going is just sad today.” But John let me know how great he thinks Zac Brown’s songs are. We were laughing really hard in there...I’m surprised

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COLLETON RIVER HOSTS ANNUAL FIRST TEE GOLF TOURNAMENT Colleton River Club hosted a golf tournament benefitting First Tee of the Lowcountry, a charitable organization that teaches life skills and leadership through the game of golf. For the 108 participants the day began with a luncheon at the Nicklaus Clubhouse, followed by play on the course and culminating with a dinner and auction. While this was the first time Colleton River hosted First Tee’s annual tournament, the community has supported this important and empowering organization for quite some time. In recent years Colleton River Club has hosted several First Tee events and in 2015 proceeds from the community-hosted Junior Pro Am went to the charity, totaling more than $100,000. Children that have benefitted from First Tee programs volunteered as Greeters for the participants. “The Colleton River Membership as a whole shares a charitable philosophy,” said Tim Bakels, General Manager of Colleton River Club. “Our continued support of this very worthy cause is one of many examples. We had 5 Member teams participate in the event and learned that at least one Member was so moved that they decided to begin volunteering for the organization.” Colleton River Club is located in Bluffton, SC just 1.5 miles from the bridge to Hilton Head Island. This Member-owned private golf community features 705 properties situated on a peninsula surrounded by 7 miles of scenic shoreline. The award-winning, signature 18-hole golf courses by Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye each have their own unique and distinguished Clubhouses. Additional community amenities include an Augusta-style Par 3 course, the Stan Smith Tennis and Swim Center with 6 Har-Tru courts and a Jr. Olympic Pool, as well as a large & modern fitness center, and a community dock with deep water access, and a state-of-the-art golf practice park and a Learning Center unrivaled in the Southeast.

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November Happening’s

Bluffton, Beaufort, Hilton Head, Okatie & Savannah

OVER the BRIDGES

Bluffton November 1 & Every Thursday in November, Bluffton Farmers Market. Fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants and herbs abound at the Farmers Market of Bluffton, a weekly community event where locals and tourists can buy excellent produce & enjoy delicious food, music. November 5-Dec 2: Society of Bluffton Artists presents its annual fall art exhibit featuring square painting, dubbed “Its Hip to be Square” The art will be on sale in the gallery in Old Town Bluffton. November 7: The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club is free, meets monthly to teach and support whole-food, plant-based vegan eating. The Club will host Carla Golden as its guest speaker 6:30pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry at 110 Malphrus Road. Carla 843-8166179 November 8: Society of Bluffton Artists, offers Art Workshops from 9-4:00. The class shows students how to paint various skyscapes. Cost is $450 for members and $475 for non-members. November: Guided Heyward House Tours 10-4:00pm. Tours are available Monday-Saturday (10-3). 70 Boundry Street. Call 843-757-6293

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November 30 & December 1st : Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony & Parade in Bluffton’s Historic District. Friday at 5:00 Tree lighting at DuBois Park 67 Lawrence Street. Santa will be there for the children. Saturday at 10:00 am The Bluffton Christmas Parade will begin at the corner of Bridge and Pritchard Streets and end at Bluffton Park. 843-706-4583 December 6 The American Revolution Round Table-SC, at Hampton Hall. Social time begins at 11:30 with lunch at noon and speaker at 1 pm. Eric Nason will re-enact as Capt. Jacob Clarke at the Battle of Fort Sullivan.The Round Table meets quarterly to explore historic events and people of the American Revolution. Guests are welcome. For more information and reservations, contact Peggy Picket 757-5613035 or Maria Basch 843-707-7049.

Hilton Head Island November 1: Public art exhibition The 2018 Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island features 20 large-scale sculptures created by artists from across the country Coastal Discovery Museum. The event runs four months and is open during regular Coastal Discovery Museum hours. Admission is free to the exhibit. November 2: Flights and Fancy Aeroport Gala. Hilton Head Island Airport. kick-off the Hilton Head Island festivities of the 17th annual Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival. Remarkable vintage aircraft fly in from across the country to show under the stars alongside pristine Concours cars. 7:00-10:00 pm.


November 2-3: Bob Masteller’s Jazz for all Ages. 5th Annual Jazz Festival benefit for the Junior Jazz Foundation. The Jazz Corner 8:00pm. Featuring 5-time downbeat award-winning vibraphonist Christian Tambur and Clint Homes.

November 1-3rd SCAD Savannah Film festival. Spotlight the hottest trends in entertainment. Participants benefit from the experts, covers a broad range of events including animation, gaming, television and virtual reality. For more info scad.edu/scadfilm/festival

November 4: Concours D’Elegance & Motoring Festival. Hilton Head Island offers the crème de la crème in automotive exhibition, racing, dining, and entertainment. 10 Clubhouse Drive. 9:00-4:00.

November 5-11th: Savannah Food & Wine Festival. The South’s best culinary happenings. Iconic and historic coastal venues provide the perfect backdrop for gourmand and fun. 912-232-1223

November 6: No School Art Day! At the Arts Center, All day adventure where students ages 7-12 make art that is all about them, using a variety of mediums and techniques. 9-3:00 Tuition is $55. 843-686-3945

November 13: Savanah Civic Center- Ray la Montagna featuring The Secret Sisters. 7:30 Show. For tickets call 912-651-6550

November 9: The Nutcracker. 7:30PM - 9:30PM Seahawk Cultural Center70 Wilborn Road. Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with the Hilton Head Dance Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker for a performance the whole family will enjoy! Join us this November for a spectacular treat of dance and music. (843) 842-3262 November 17: Italian Heritage Festival, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. Old Country Comes to the Lowcountry. 9TH annual event. The festival is a robust celebration of Italian culture, with food and live entertainment. Our crowd-pleasing grape stomping contest will return, in addition to, our pizza eating contest. $6.00

Savannah November 1: BigWig Boat Bash, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM on Savannah’s Riverboat, the Georgia Queen. Boarding will begin at 6:00 p.m., and the boat will set sail from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Tickets are $60.00 each and include heavy hors d’oeuvres, beverages, a silent auction.http:// coastalgeorgia.info November 2: Art Rise Savannah. First Friday of the month, Art March through the Victorian and Starland Districts of Savannah. Discover local art, music food and culture. Trollys pick up approximately 20 minute intervals from 6-9 pm. November 2: First Fireworks on River Street. Free event every month, first Friday on River Street. Food booths and artists make appearances around the Rouskis Riverfront Plaza. 912=234-0295 November 3: Rock & Roll Savannah Marathon and Half Marathon. Run the charming scenic courses through the historic District with southern hospitality at every turn. Race begins at the corner of Bull & Bay Streets. 5K and half relay. 912-644-6414

Beaufort November 1-4th: Third Annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival. 308 Charles St. Held in Conroy’s beloved Beaufort. Highlighted this year by the release of the new anthology Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy. November 8: Hunt, Fish and Shoot for the Boys & Girls Club of Jasper County 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Please join us for a night of celebration, drinks, live auction, live music, raffles and so much more. . Support those kids and the great futures they can have ahead of them. Peacock Auto Mall 265 Drivers Way. Hardeeville. 843-669-5565, Free November 11: Veterans Day Ceremony & Free Community Picnic Celebration, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Honoring our veterans and featuring the Parris Island Marine Corps Band and local veterans groups. Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Beaufort. Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Free 843-255-6880. November 15: USC Beaufort Lunch with Authors Series, Author Kristina McMorris. Hampton Hall Clubhouse, 170 Hampton Hall Blvd. Inclusive lunch is $ 45.00. Call 843521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com. November 16,17,&18th: Seventeenth Annual Tour of Homes. Benefitting St. Peter’s Catholic School. This year’s tour at Dataw Island will feature 7 private homes all decorated for the Holidays by local interior designers and talented artists.

Jasper County November 17: Jasper Chamber Big Thursday Oyster Roast, 6-9:00 pm at the Jasper County Farmers Market in Ridgeland. All you can eat Oysters, Hamburgers, hotdogs, live entertainment & great items for bidding. $20.00 Members, $25.00 non members. 843-726-8126

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Unconditional Family Love Written by Gene Cashman III For all that modern Thanksgiving has become, a sort of amalgamated cocktail of over hyped commercialism, greed and consumption, I gratefully, learned and then have retained a more pastoral sentiment about the event. Sure, annoying elements exist around the fringes of my pumpkin colored glasses but I can say without a hint of schmaltziness that family blessings and genuine thankfulness are at the centerpiece of my Thanksgiving Day table. That does not mean the holiday event, or any circumstance that brings together several generations of family is free of stress, expectation or disagreement. To expect perfection in such a setting is akin to thinking lemons taste good without sugar; especially when my family is involved. That being said, the act of gathering generations, the value of family is something to rejoice over. I didn’t always understand that value.   A memory central to my current world view of Thanksgiving occurred while I was in college. The average college student is more focused on their own desires and pursuits than the needs of others. In this regard I was a pretty average college student. Up until this particular year, Thanksgiving was more about a status quo checklist I equated with tradition and less about an appreciation of what I was experiencing. For example, the food was important, football on TV was important, getting out of cooking or cleaning was a definite priority, but it was all about how the day and my family served me. At that moment in my junior year I did not revel in learning how my grandmother braised a lamb or how a brother-in-law could teach me proper duck hunting etiquette. I missed the point of a family gathering all together. I took family for granted.    This particular Thanksgiving was spent up the road in Lumber City Georgia at my Uncle John Davis’ Farm. I arrived in from Auburn, where I was in school, just as the sun was setting a few days before Thanksgiving. I arrived pretty low in morale. The football team stunk, my love life stunk, and I had no idea what I should do with my life. Shallow reasons to be down perhaps, but to college kid still learning the ropes it was what held my attention at the time. When I turned off my car and stepped out into the November night air I was not prepared for how the next few days would refocus my appreciation for family and the Thanksgiving season in general.  Opening the creaky back door to the main house, everyone stopped talking, turned and upon seeing me in the doorway immediately rushed over with hugs and kisses. It was apparent they were waiting on my arrival. I had been missed, but now that I had arrived, the circle was complete and people were not just glad to see me, but they could truly start the celebration. This wasn’t an unusual reception, but this time I wasn’t annoyed with the fuss and lipstick and attention. I embraced it. It wasn’t just about me, but that a we, an us had been completed when I arrived. I let the gratefulness over take my usual cynical self. I let myself enjoy the reception. Perhaps this struck such a chord with me because I was low at that moment, but that homecoming reception caught my eye and my heart in ways that had not occurred to me before. Family was unconditional in it’s love for me.  42

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After my hearty greeting I was given a tux jacket and black tie and escorted to a makeshift receiving line. I stood at the foot of a grand staircase a little self conscious of my silly outfit. My self consciousness was quickly forgotten when a loud announcement was made by my father, “Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls” he boasted “I present you Isobel Macrae Cashman. Hip Hip.” Everyone shouted in response “Hooray!” My grandmother appeared in a beautiful dress and my grandfather in a tuxedo; both were nearly 90 years old. They clung to each other sweetly as they descended the staircase to applause and whistles. This was the celebration of my grandmother’s birthday, a party to kick off a weekend of family. A great deal of planning had gone into this event. It occurred to me that this was now more than a meal and bad pro football. It had not quite dawned on me that the event was about heritage, revelry and joy but it would by the time I left. Family was involved and intentional. I watched as they made their way down the staircase and was struck by the way they looked at each other, how I noticed my grandmother’s natural beauty and my grandfather’s sheer joy at the attention. I also noticed that my sisters dabbed tears from their eyes and everyone’s faces shown brightly with a fervent appreciation of the moment. Once through our receiving line the music was turned way up, drinks were poured and the whole extended family danced and laughed until well after midnight. I will never in all my days forget that party and seeing my reverend brother-in-law dancing with my grandmother to the B-52’s party song “Love Shack” and having her dance so hard that her glasses fell off.  Family was fun and loud.  Upon making my way back to the small cabin where I would be sleeping I found my brother in law Skip sitting at the small breakfast table. He was sleepily staring at a single piece of cake left over from the party. When he heard me he looked up and smiled a wry and playful grin and let loose a sort of guttural laugh that emerged as a full body rumble when released from his lungs. I smiled and replied “what?” He laughed again “you saved me from eating this piece of cake. It’s your sister’s favorite, she is hoarding it for her coffee in the morning.” He poured me a drink and we talked. I told him of all the junk going on with me. He listened and listened. Finally he polished off his drink, stood up putting his big hand on my shoulder. “Lighten up Francis” he said, quite simply and ambled off to bed. Family keeps you grounded, and humble.  That Thanksgiving Day, as we all sat around a large table talking and passing food I took stock of things. I had taken family for granted. My family was unconditional in its love for me, they were intentional and had an interest to be involved, they were fun and boisterous and they held me accountable to reality. I decided at that table to raise a glass “I just wanted to say” I stumbled for the right words “how much I appreciate all of you.” Everyone smiled and agreed and went back to their conversations. For me, though, it was a shift in paradigms. I would leave that event with an intention to truly soak in all that a family, warts and all, can be and provide; to love my family back. What has occurred to me in the years after this event, is how important it is for me, for us all, to be family back to not just our own kin but to someone that needs the same embrace and epiphany Thanksgiving 1998 gave me. Be good to one another.  The Breeze Novemberr 2018

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Golf Course

Designer, Course

Yds*

Rating*

Belfair Golf Club 200 Belfair Oaks Blvd, (843) 757 0715

Tom Fazio: East West

6,936 7,129

74.4 75.3

Berkeley Hall Golf Club 366 Good Hope Road, (843) 815 8444

Tom Fazio: North Tom Fazio: South

6,936 7,129

75.1 74.6

Chechessee Creek Club 18 Chechessee Creek Dr, (843) 987 7070

Coore & Crenshaw

6.606

71.8

Colleton River Plantation Club 60 Colleton River Dr, (843) 837 3131

Jack Nicklaus Pete Dye

6,936 7,129

76.1 74.7

Crescent Pointe Golf Club 1 Crescent Pointe Dr, (843) 292 7778

Arnold Palmer

6,733

n/a

Eagle’s Pointe Golf Club 1 Eagle Pointe Dr, (843) 757 5900

Davis Love III

6,738

73.1

Hampton Hall Golf Club 89 Old Carolina Road, (843) 837 3131

Pete Dye

7,503

76.9

Hilton Head National Golf Club 60 Hilton Head National Dr, (843) 842 5900

Gary Player Bobby Weed

6,731

72.7

May River Golf Club, Palmetto Bluff 350 Mount Pelia, (843) 706 6579

Jack Nicklaus

7,171

75.4

Moss Creek Golf Club 1523 Fording Island Road, (843) 837 2231

George Fazio: South Tom Fazio: North

6,885 6,555

73.4 72.5

Island West Golf Club 40 Island West Drive, (843) 689 6660

Clyde B. Johnston Fuzzy Zoeller

6,803

73.2

Oldfield Golf Club 9 Oldfield Way Okatie, (843) 379 5052

Greg Norman

7,142

75.4

Old South Golf Club 50 Buckingham Plantation Dr, (843) 837 7375

Clyde B. Johnston

6,772

72.4

Pinecrest Golf Course 1 Pinecrest Way, (843) 757 8960

Rocky Rocquemore

7,489

n/a

Rose Hill Golf Club 4 Clubhouse Drive, (843) 757 9030

Gene Hamm

6,961

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Sun City Golf Club 672 Cypress Hills Dr, (843) 705 4057

Mark McCumber: Hidden Cyprus Mark McCumber: Okatie Creek

6,946 6,724

73.2 71.9

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Course Notes The East course wanders through lakes and ponds and is very walkable. The West Course has subtle beauty with gnarled oaks, and sparkling lagoons. The North Course is a marvel of tranquil lakes, bold fairways and challenging bunkers. The South Course offers a classic parkland golf experience. A timeless golf experience nestled within a landscape of ancient, mossy live oaks and long-leaf pine forests. Park and links settings for two of Golf Magazine’s top 100 courses. Pete Dye said it’s “the best I’ve ever built”. Home to the USGA Junior Amateur in 2015. Generous fairways but challenging elevated greens. Beach bunkers create an island experience. Water holes and huge oaks. Great golf for great value. Neither too long nor overly difficult with interesting boldly contoured greens. The course is routed through pines, oaks and native coastal wetlands. Relatively new, this links style golf course is well cared for and has generous fairways with challenging undulated greens. A collaboration between two designers this course is well accessible in every way. Enjoy the challenging final hole flanked by a marsh and elevated green. In the beautiful Palmetto Bluff compound, the course meanders through the May River Forest. Bermuda greens with undulating slopes are challenging. The “Devil’s Elbow” courses are lined by magnificent oaks and tall pines as well as salt marshes that change with the tides. Good for all levels of golf. The scenic design of Island West, with rolling fairways, elevated tees, preserved natural marsh areas, and large live oaks presents a magnificent experience. The Audubon Certified course runs through canopies of live oaks, broad savannahs and soaring pines up to the banks of the Okatie River. Rolls from an open pasture to dense forests, and views towards Hilton Head. Most holes are surrounded by nature and the course has a lot of character. Features tall pines, many challenging water hazards and picturesque holes. It has a good practice facility and is a good value. The course is enveloped in a peaceful setting of trees and blue lakes. It is well designed to be player friendly yet holds its challenges on the back nine. Okatie Creek lets the casual golfer enjoy golf, while Hidden Cyprus offers greater challenges. Both courses capture the magic of low country beauty. The Breeze Novemberr 2018

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By: Emily Campbell

A Labor of Love

A patient recently visiting the Greater Bluffton-Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine clinic referred to the volunteers there as “angels” for providing free medical care in a compassionate and professional manner to the uninsured of greater Bluffton and Jasper County. The more than 2,000 patients in our community treated at both the Bluffton and Jasper County clinics last year would most likely agree. And it’s been an exciting year for the organization as it recently relocated to a new larger location at 29 Plantation Park. The move to and the ability to purchase the larger facility was made possible thanks to a very substantial grant of $120,000 from the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. The campaign for remodeling the new clinic was kicked off by a donation by Palmetto Electric Cooperative. Individuals in the community also helped raise the necessary funds and the clinic “angels” began seeing patients at the new location on Sept. 10. There’s now more room for both patients and the volunteers – including an actual pharmacy, support staff offices, more exam rooms and larger check-in areas. Patients at the Bluffton clinic are able to receive gynecological services, cardiology, endocrinology, 46

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nutritional and diabetic care. Wendy Barrett, a diabetic nutritionist, comes to the clinic on Thursday afternoons to help patients newly diagnosed with diabetes. She is also helping patients with weight management. “We are so excited to be able to offer our patients expanded services at our new clinic location in Bluffton,” says Pam Toney, Executive Director of BJVIM. “We are beyond grateful to the generous donations from our supporters in the community that care about our mission.” HOW IT ALL BEGAN In 2010 a group of concerned citizens recognized the need for a free clinic that would serve the growing population of Bluffton and Jasper County. A number of retired medical personnel began expressing an interest in finding a meaningful way to spend their retirement while helping those without adequate healthcare. Out of this desire, in September 2011, BJVIM opened its doors and saw its first patient. Today the all-volunteer, free medical clinic provides medical exams, counseling and nutritional services as well as preventative disease education to uninsured residents in Greater Bluffton and Jasper County at two clinic locations.


The clinics are staffed by caring and generous retired physicians and nurses who donate their time and expertise to extend first class medical care to patients. Office and administrative volunteers answer phones, greet patients and manage medical records and paperwork. Over 75 volunteers make the day to day operation of the clinics possible. The BJVIM clinic helps community members to stay healthy and less likely to suffer from chronic illnesses by making healthier choices. Helping to educate families to make healthy choices creates a healthy, better community. SERVING THE COMMUNITY In 2017, the doctors, nurses and allied healthcare workers plus the more than 75 non-medical “angel” volunteers helped to provide medical care for 4,596 patient visits; 2,324 diagnostic tests, labs and imaging; and fill 2,768 prescriptions. Those services were valued at $2,394,885 on a budget of less than $500,000. And now in 2018, with an acceleration of growth in Bluffton and Jasper County, these two very active clinics have seen an even greater demand for – and expansion of – the healthcare services to help meet their vision of seeing that no one in our community goes without access to quality health care. In 2016, BJVIM opened its new Ridgeland clinic offering primary care. The Ridgeland clinic now has three physicians, one nurse, and eight administrative volunteers. Both of these clinics help to fill a great need in these communities that would otherwise not be available without the caring volunteers at both the Bluffton and Ridgeland clinics taking pressure off the local emergency rooms.

Southern Living Magazine. The stay includes a bourbon trail or horse farm tour, dining at the Inn’s top restaurant, as well as a bourbon tasting in their pub. Tickets and tables are still available for purchase at the clinics or by contacting Lynn Blahuta at lblahutabjvim@gmail.com. “Our organization feels so lucky to have the support of so many in our community,” says George David, Chairman of the Board at BJVIM. “Through special events, local business donations and individual contributions – the people of the Lowcountry always seem to come through.” For more information on BJVIM or to volunteer, please visit https://bjvim.org or follow BJVIM on Facebook.

RAISING FUNDS IN FUN WAYS The fall is a busy time of year for the supporters of BJVIM with many events planned to help raise money for the organization. The 2nd Annual Bourbon & Bubbly Gala will take place on Saturday, November 3 at 5:30 p.m. under the oaks in the Bluffton Historic District, 46 Colcock Street. BJVIM has joined forces with Greater Bluffton and Lowcountry community business owners to build an exciting online silent auction which is available for early bidding and continuing during the Bourbon & Bubbly event. Items will be showcased at the event with final bidding concluding at 7 p.m. for all present and online. If you can’t attend the event, you can still bid on items at https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/ bourbon-and-bubbly-bjvim-5867 or visit www.bjvim.org and follow the link. In addition to an exciting silent auction, there will be a raffle for a Kentucky getaway that includes a two night stay for four at the Beaumont Inn in Harrodsburg, KY named one of the “South’s Top 20 Charming Inns” by The Breeze Novemberr 2018

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Pay Tribute to The Veterans That Are No Longer with Us:

By Arnold Rosen – Tom Brokaw, The Greatest Generation

They answered the call to save the world from the two most powerful and ruthless military machines ever assembled, instruments of conquest in the hands of fascist maniacs. They faced great odds and a late start, but they did not protest. They succeeded on every front … As they now reach the twilight of their adventurous and productive lives, they remain, for the most part, exceptionally modest … In a deep sense they didn’t think that what they were doing was that special, because everyone else was doing it too.

In Memory of Colonel Richards Owen Stewart 1924-2017

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World War II Veterans are dying at a rate of more than 600 a day. It’s a rapidly dwindling generation. Of the 16.1 million World War II veterans, fewer than 1.7 million are still alive. Sun City has about 57 WW II vets. For the past 10 years I have had the honor and privilege of interviewing over 150 veterans that served in WW II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War. Their stories have been included in two books, and several area newspapers and magazines. Sadly many have passed away. I treasured the friendship I had with Earl Rogers, Gene McGuire, Bob John Swain, Wallace “Scotty” Eisele and so many other WW II vets. The last World War I veteran, Frank Buckles, died in February 2011. With much of the “Greatest Generation” now in their 80s and 90s, hundreds of these veterans are dying every day according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and we Korean veterans are not far behind. By the year 2036 there will no longer be any living veterans from the WW II conflict.


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