cWelcome Welcome to Hilton Head Island! This boot-shaped sea island is truly a paradise nestled along the South Carolina coast. From beautiful beaches and world-class golf courses to exceptional restaurants and high-energy water sports, the Island has something for everyone. Hilton Head Island is the ideal place to make memories that last a lifetime. Whether your idea of the perfect vacation is relaxing on the beach, teeing off on the green, perfecting your backhand, riding high on a parasailing adventure, trying your hand at shark fishing or sipping a frosty beverage on a sunset cruise, you can do it all right here in the heart of the Lowcountry. March is a great month to unwind on Hilton Head Island. The 27th Annual Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival offers spectacular wine, spirits and cuisine on March 5-10. On March 11, the 29th Annual Hilton Head Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off at Coligny Circle at 3 p.m. Spring Fashion Week gets underway on March 31 at Tanger Outlets 1, where shoppers can enjoy an afternoon of personal styling, beauty tips and much more. For additional details about these events and other exciting happenings on the Island this month, be sure to check out our March Calendar of Events. Don’t miss all the fun! In this issue of Island Events, sample Malbec wines with Georgene Mortimer of Island Winery, explore the saltmarsh with Capt. Patte Ranney of Outside Hilton Head and learn about Carolina Jessamine from Master Naturalist Kathleen McMenamin. Local Realtor Carey North discusses the benefits of property management, while Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy instructor Doug Weaver shares the secrets to strategic recovery shots from awkward lies. We hope you find our listings helpful in guiding you to some of the very best that Hilton Head Island has to offer. Whether this is your first visit or your 21st visit to the Island, we know you’ll enjoy every moment in this sun-kissed corner of heaven. As always, the best of 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. Access our web sites on your smart phone to decide which shops to hit today, where to go for dinner tonight and what activity to plan for tomorrow. You’ll have all the information you need to make the most of every moment. Enjoy the beauty of spring on Hilton Head Island. We wish you a delightful stay and hope you will return again soon!
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER ....................Linda Rew-Gifford PUBLISHER ................................................Lorraine Jenness ART DIRECTOR ................................................Jennifer Mlay ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE..................................Brooke Motchan CONTRIBUTING WRITERS .............. Jo Emery, Allison Hersh Kathleen McMenamin, Georgene Mortimer, Carey North, Patte Ranney, Doug Weaver ACCOUNTING ..................................................Mallory Raley DISTRIBUTION STAFF................................Bruce McLemore, John Tant CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER ....................Joyce Harkins
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Member Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, Hilton Head IslandBluffton Chamber of Commerce, Hilton Head Area Hospitality Association 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Look for us on the web at hiltonhead.com/category/magazines. Island Events® prints a minimum of 685,000 copies per year and is distributed to approximately 500 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 2012, Island Communications. All rights reserved.
CONTENTS MARCH 2012 / 39TH YEAR / ISSUE 1
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About Our Cover... Amber Shadwick, of Outside Hilton Head, is enjoying a little paddleboard yoga in Broad Creek. What a great way to be on the water and stay fit at the same time. Photography by Joyce Davis Doll, Hilton Head Island Photography.
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March Highlights Must Taste Island Calendar Activities and Events Islandwide March Is For Malbec By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery Smart Property Management By Carey North, Palmetto Sands Realty Island Style Island Horoscope â€“ January/February An Island Events Favorite Island Tides Island Beaches South Carolina Jessamine By Kathleen McMenamin, H2O Sports Understanding the Saltmarsh By Capt. Patte Ranney, Outside Hilton Head Recovery Shots From Awkward Lies By I.J. Schecter with Doug Weaver Events Puzzle By Jo Emery
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Welcome Dining & Lounges Lodging & Real Estate Arts & Services Community Worship Shopping Activities Puzzle Answer Golf Chart Directory of Advertisers Map of Hilton Head Island
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March Highlights Days are never dull and boring here on the Island especially with the arrival of spring. Check out all of the special events taking place this month and get ready for a fun-filled month.
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina For the first time ever - and for one night only - Shakespeare comes to the Arts Center stage on March 2. Celebrate the Bard with this exciting production of, Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors, one of Shakespeare’s most farcical plays. Photo provided by the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina See the next generation of Lowcountry talent while celebrating National Youth Arts month with Youth ArtsFest on March 3. The stage is turned over to young singers, dancers and musicians in this fun-packed day of variety show-style performances, free mini art workshops and a youth art exhibition. (843) 842-2787 or visit artshhi.com.
Your St. Patrick’s Day fun starts at Celtic Crossroads, a unique Irish music experience on March 12. Seven traditional Irish artists combine classic Irish rhythms, bluegrass, gypsy and jazz at this family show.
The Salty Dog Cafe Find four-leaf clovers redeemable for free Salty Dog T-shirts, prizes and treats along with children’s entertainment and a special appearance by Jake the Salty Dog during The Salty Dog’s Annual Kid’s Shamrock Hunt at the Salty Dog Café on March 17. 10 a.m.-noon. Afterwards enjoy an Irish menu at The Salty Dog Café. (843) 671-2233 or visit saltydog.com.
The 1988 Pulitzer Prize-winner, Driving Miss Daisy, on stage March 17-April 1explores the evolving relationship of an elderly Southern Jewish widow and her African American driver in this heartfelt ode to friendship and the bonds of aging together. For tickets or information, call (843) 842-2787 or visit artshhi.com.
29th Annual Hilton Head Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Hilton Head International Piano Competition
This Competition held its first event in 1996 and, since that date, has held a competition each year. The 2012 Piano Competition for pianists ages 18-30 will be presented March 5-12, 2012. (843) 842-2055 or visit hhipc.org.
Sea Pines Resort Over the years, Gregg Russell has become a Sea Pines classic. Under the Liberty Oak in
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Harbour Town is where you’ll find Gregg entertaining adults and children alike. March 2630, 7:30 p.m. seapines.com.
On Sunday, March 11, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off at Coligny Circle at 3 p.m. Arrive early to secure your spot along Pope Avenue for the island’s largest free spectacular event. (843) 837-4956 or visit stpatricksdayhhi.com. Join the fun and vote for your favorite wing as local restaurants cook up their best wings, while enjoying live music, a kid’s zone and much more at Wingfest, March 24, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Shelter Cove Park. Admission charged. (843) 681-7273 or islandreccenter.org.
4th Annual Marsh Tacky Races Racing Marsh Tackies on the beach began as a wintertime
tradition after each year’s harvest with the winner of the race taking home bragging rights. The Races return on March 18 at 1 p.m. on Coligny Beach at The Holiday Inn. Event is free, donations accepted. (843) 255-7303 or gullahcelebration.com.
Wingo’s soft rock on Thurs. and The Earl Williams Band playing Jazz and Motown on Fri. The Hilton Head Comedy Club returns with top comedy acts five nights a week at 8:30 p.m. at the “Top of the Kingfisher,” the upstairs waterfront lounge.
Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Fashion Show
For information and reservations, call (843) 785-4442 or visit kingfisherseafood.com.
Enjoy lunch, a fashion show and silent auction at Sea Pines Country Club. All proceeds benefit the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra and their youth programs. Doors open at 11a.m. To purchase tickets, call (843) 842-2055 or visit hhso.org.
Tanger Outlets Tired of the winter gloom? Start the spring season “Tanger Style” with Spring Fashion Week! Shoppers are invited to stop by the tent at Tanger 1 on March 31, noon-3 p.m., for an afternoon of personal styling along with beauty and health tips as well as the chance to “find your inner model” during fashion photo shoots. Fashion sketches will be provided by students from SCAD School of Fashion while beauty and health tips will be offered by Millie Lewis Modeling and Development Agency, All About Me Day Spa and Salon and Bare Escentuals. Robert Irvine’s nosh will provide snacks. There will be plenty of chances to win fun prizes. Free admission. (843) 837-5410 or tangeroutlet.com.
Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta & Steak House With the arrival of spring, you can always count on The Kingfisher to provide fabulous live entertainment and dancing along with fantastic food and great happy hour pricing. Enjoy tableside magic shows on Sun. and Mon. with Joseph the Magician, acoustic song favorites with Pete Carroll on Wed., David
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27th Annual Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival Enjoy Great Chefs of the South Wine Dinners on March 5-10, a series of wine dinners at some of the Island’s most outstanding restaurants partnering great wines and local chefs for a wide variety of scrumptious menu pairings. Price and locations to be determined, call for information. Sample a variety of high-quality domestic and international award-winning wines and gourmet delights at the Grand Tasting & Silent Auction on March 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Sea Pines Resort, Harbour Town Conference Center. An upscale selection of wines are available in the Grand Tasting Silent Auction. Souvenir V.I.P. wine glass included. $65 per person. On Saturday, March 10, enjoy the Public Tasting & Silent Auction at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 123 p.m. Admission includes a souvenir wine glass and access to all of the free tastings from domestic and international wineries, vineyards, wine distributors and more. $45 per person. Other events during this time are: Silent Auction, Culinary Court, Bartender’s Challenge and Waiter’s Race, Outdoor Gourmet and other special demonstrations. For a complete schedule of events and ticket information, call (843) 686-4944 or visit hiltonheadwineandfood.com.
Photo by HHI Kennel Club
HHI Kennel Club AKC All Breed Dog Show Dogs of all sizes and shapes vie for honors in their classes and on to Best in Show each day on March 3-4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. Admission is free. Parking is $7 per day or $10 for both days. For more information call (843) 726-3237 or visit coastaldiscovery.org.
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Must Taste The British Open Pub offers authentic English food, American favorites and Certified Angus beef in a family-friendly, pubstyle atmosphere at both their Hilton Head and Bluffton locations. Casey’s Sports Bar & Grille features the Island’s best over-sized wings and house specialties like the Roast Beef on Weck, a variety of wraps, cheese steaks, sandwiches, salads and enormous hamburgers. 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. Savor fresh-catch seafood and the highest certified quality steaks at ELA’s Blu Water Grille, on the waterfront at Shelter Cove Harbour Marina, while enjoying the gorgeous views of the harbour. The Frosty Frog Cafe not only serves up the most outrageously delicious frozen daiquiris, Frosty also offers finger-licking good food. 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. Build your own Seafood Volcano – a smoking mound of seafood – at Kingfisher Seafood Pasta & Steak House on the water at Shelter Cove Harbour. Great seafood and steaks can be enjoyed, along with a breathtaking view, while seated indoors or out at Lands End Tavern. 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. For the very best in Italian cuisine, visit Stellini Italian Restaurant – the Lowcountry’s “Little Italy” since 1989! 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.
Clinics for all skill levels at the Plantation Club, 9-10 a.m. or 3:30-4:30 p.m. (843) 842-1477 or seapines.com.
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Ongoing: Daily Alligator & Wildlife Tours in The Sea Pines Resort Forest Preserve hosted by the H2O Nature Center. (843) 686-5323 or h2osportsonline.com. Ongoing: The Art Academy of the Hilton Head Art League offers classes and workshops for all ages and skill levels. Pre-registration required. 106 Cordillo Pkwy. (843) 842-5738 or artleaguehhi.org. Monday - Saturday: Wine Flights & Cheese at the Island Winery, 12:30-2:30 p.m. $7 per flight. 12-A Cardinal Rd. (843) 842-3141 or islandwinery.com. Monday - Friday: The Sea Pines Resort Golf hiltonhead.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: Stoney-Baynard Ruins Tour in The Sea Pines Resort, 10-11 a.m. Reservations required. (843) 842-1979 or seapines.com. Mondays: “Where Does the Power Come From?” golf clinic and demonstration with Doug Weaver at the Jones Golf Center in Palmetto Dunes, 4 p.m. Free. (843) 785-1138 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. First Monday: The Island Writers’ Network meets at the Heritage Library in the Savannah Bank Building, 7 p.m. 852 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 682-8250 or iwn-hhi.org. Tuesday - Sunday: Gullah Heritage Trail Tours depart from the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. Experience the Gullah culture of Hilton Head Island on a narrated tour. Reservations MARCH 2012 ISLAND EVENTS 15
cCalendar required. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 681-7066 or gullaheritage.com. Tuesday - Friday: Stan Smith Tennis Academy for ages 18 and up at the Sea Pines Racquet Club in The Sea Pines Resort, 9 a.m.-noon. Preregistration required. (843) 363-4495 or e-mail email@example.com. Tuesdays: “Forest Preserve Walks - Indian Shell Ring” in The Sea Pines Resort, 10-11:30 a.m. Reservations required. (843) 842-1979 or seapines.com. Tuesdays: Bridge Clinics for intermediate players at the Hilton Head Island Bridge Club in Port Royal Plaza, 10 a.m.-noon. 95 Mathews Dr. (843) 689-6239. Tuesdays: “Brain Boosters” program, a proactive approach to Early Memory Loss, at Memory Matters, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Visitors welcome. 117 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-6688 or memorymatters.org. First Tuesday: “Discovery Reptiles” program at the H2O Nature Center in Harbour Town, 3-4 p.m. Join the Master Naturalist and get up close and personal with Lowcountry reptiles. Reservations required. Lighthouse Rd. (843) 686-5323 or h2osportsonline.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Wednesdays: Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group meets at Memory Matters, 9:45-11:15 a.m. Visitors welcome. 117 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-6688 or memory-matters.org. Wednesdays: The Sea Pines Resort Bicycle Tour, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Reservations required. (843) 842-1979 or seapines.com. Second Wednesday: The Lowcountry Civil War Roundtable meets in the Bluffton High School Auditorium, 6:45 p.m. Guests welcome, $10 fee. 12 H. E. McCracken Circle. (843) 681-1956 or lcwrt.squarespace.com. Thursdays & Saturdays: “Forest Preserve Walks - Old Lawton Rice Fields” in The Sea Pines Resort, 10-11:30 a.m. Reservations required. (843) 842-1979 or seapines.com. Thursdays: “Imagination Hour” at The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Weekly story time followed by 16 ISLAND EVENTS MARCH 2012
cCalendar an arts and craft or science project. 18A Pope Ave. (843) 842-7645 or thesandbox.org. Thursdays: Forest Preserve Wagon Rides in The Sea Pines Resort, 4-5:30 p.m. Reservations required. (843) 842-1979 or seapines.com. Third Thursday: Junior Book Club for ages 7-12 at the Hilton Head Branch Library, 4-5 p.m. Bedtime Storytime for ages 3 and up with their families at 6:45 p.m. 11 Beach City Rd. (843) 255-6529 or beaufortcountylibrary.org. First Friday: Free Family Fun Night at The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Themed crafts and activities, food and free museum admission. 18A Pope Ave. (843) 842-7645 or thesandbox.org. Fridays: Bridge Clinics for beginner-plus players at the Hilton Head Island Bridge Club in Port Royal Plaza, 10 a.m.-noon. 95 Mathews Dr. (843) 689-6239. Fridays: Social Shag Dance Night hosted by the Hilton Head Island Carolina Shag Club at Remy’s Bar & Grill, 6-9 p.m. 130 Arrow Rd. (843) 505-0152 or hhishag.com. hiltonhead.com
Second Friday: “Music at Noon,” free organ concerts presented by the Low Country Chapter American Guild of Organists, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, noon. 50 Pope Ave. (888) 840-0152 or lowcountryago.org. Sundays: “Super Sunday Golf Specials” in The Sea Pines Resort. Special weekly offers on the Harbour Town Golf Links, Heron Point by Pete Dye and the Ocean Course. Call for details and tee times. (843) 842-8484 or seapines.com. Last Sunday: Dixieland Jazz Society of the Lowcountry New Orleans-Style Jazz Jam at The Jazz Corner in The Village at Wexford, 2-5 p.m. Free admission, minimum purchase for table seating. 1000 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-8620 or djslc.com. March 1 - April 30: “Civil War in the Lowcountry,” an exhibition tracing the early history of the Civil War on Hilton Head Island. Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767 or coastaldiscovery.org. March 1 - 31: Hilton Head Comedy Club returns with top comedy acts five days a week. Catch different headliners every week at the “Top of the Kingfisher,” our spacious upstairs water (continued on page 56) MARCH 2012 ISLAND EVENTS 17
March Is For Malbec By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery
... a red wine that invigorates the palate.
She’s a sultry Patagonian mistress, the perfect evening companion as winter gives way to spring. Full-bodied and sturdy, Malbec is a red wine that invigorates the palate. Refined through centuries of French cultivation, Malbec really thrives in the sun-drenched Andean foothills of Chile and Argentina. To use the usual wine parlance and describe it as a “fruit forward” wine is to do a disservice to the Malbec experience. Sip it and lose yourself in the rhythms of black currants, red plums, raisins and blackberries as they tango across your palate. Even if the flavors overpower your wine vocabulary, you will never forget Malbec’s plush, velvety texture. Although Malbec is the perfect companion for any meal, she’s at her best when combined with savory grilled meats. She is the toast of the Asado, the great South American open pit cooking style. Like the American “barbecue,” Asado is both a method of cooking and a social gathering. A three course mixed grill featuring ribs, flank steaks and Patagonian lamb, Asado is arguably the pinnacle of the meat experience. Malbec is as integral to the meal as the quebracho blanco firewood used to impart the perfect smoky finish to the meat melting over the flame. For centuries, French winemakers unceremoniously slipped Malbec into Bordeaux blends, letting Merlot and Cabernet steal all the fame 18 ISLAND EVENTS MARCH 2012
and glory. Although viticulturists introduced the grape to South America in the late 19th century, the world would have to wait 100 years before wine growers in the Andean foothills shifted production to premium wine for the global trade. In the last decade, Argentine and Chilean Malbec’s have captured the attention of many wine aficionados in both the Old World and the New World. Even in the United States, winemakers appreciate working with the high-altitude Malbecs. The ancient soils, low atmospheric pressure, sun-drenched days and misty nights of the Andean foothills combine to form a unique terroir. Because Chilean farmers harvest their grapes in April, North Americans are able to crush and press midyear, thus producing great wines beyond the traditional harvest season. Each year, Island Winery has the unique opportunity to crush and press fresh grapes from Chili. In March, we will be releasing our truly sumptuous 2010 Chilean Malbec. So fire up the grill, uncork a bottle of Malbec and kick off your spring with a little spice. The perfect bottle of wine awaits at Island Winery on Cardinal Road. Store and tasting hours are Monday-Saturday, 12:305:30 p.m., with Wine Flights and Cheese available from 12:30-2:30 p.m. A Wine & Cheese Happy Hour is offered MondayThursday starting at 4 p.m. (843) 842-3141 or islandwinery.com. hiltonhead.com
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cDining & Lounges British Open Pub The Village at Wexford, F-20 on map. GPS: 1000 William Hilton Parkway #D3; Sheridan Park, Bluffton, Mainland on map. GPS: 5 Sherington Drive; Sun City, Okatie, Mainland on map. GPS: 60 Sun City Club Lane. Authentic British fare served in an attractive pub-style restaurant with golf art, memorabilia and the “only bar by Titleist.” Serving the Island’s best fish and chips, Certified Angus Beef, fresh seafood, our famous pot pies and more. Seven imported beers on tap. Serving Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday Brunch, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See ad page 15. (843) 686-6736 (Hilton Head), 815-6736 (Bluffton), 705-4005 (Okatie). britishopenpub.net.
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. Serving lunch, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Serving dinner, 4 p.m.until. See ad pages 36-39. (843) 671-5199. saltydog.com. hiltonhead.com
Casey’s Sports Bar & Grille New Orleans Road, E-19 on map. GPS: 37 New Orleans Road #J. Over 40 TVs for viewing all your favorite sporting events and not a bad seat in the house. Offering a full bar, fantastic Happy Hour and full menu for the hearty and healthy appetite. The Island’s best collection of sports memorabilia. Great Buffalo wings, roast beef on weck, soups, sandwiches, salads and more. Open 11 a.m.2 a.m. daily. See ad page 13. (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 MARCH 2012 ISLAND EVENTS 19
cDining & Lounges seafood in two picturesque settings on the water. Casual dining and great family fun. Enjoy local seafood favorites 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.
ELA’s Blu Water Grille Shelter Cove Harbour, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Lane. Locally owned and operated in Shelter Cove Harbour, ELA’s boasts a European ambience and was created to bring fresh, clean, culinary flavors to the Hilton Head dining experience. Awarded Best Water views on Hilton Head and voted best location in South Carolina for water view dining. Docking fees are free with dinner reservations. Limited dog-friendly dining. Open daily, 4-10 p.m. See ad page 16. (843) 785-3030. elasgrille.com.
The Frosty Frog Cafe Daiquiri Bar Coligny Plaza, C-18 on map. GPS: 1 North Forest Beach Drive. Hilton Head’s only daiquiri bar and café with a large selection of daiquiris, full bar and non-frozen drinks with a choice of 80, 151 or 190 proof. Gallons and half gallons to go. Full menu with appetizers, salads, subs, sandwiches (including prime rib), 20 oz. Certified Black Angus burgers and more. Now serving pizza. Play NTN Trivia. Open daily, 11 a.m.1 a.m. Lunch and dinner until 10 p.m. Don’t forget to visit Frosty’s Closet! See ad page 17. (843) 686-3764. frostyfrog.com.
Hilton Head Brewing Company 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. Serving lunch, Sat. and Sun., 11:30 a.m.; Serving dinner daily, 4:30 p.m.; Happy Hour, 4-7 p.m. See ad page 15. (843) 785-3900. hiltonheadbrewingcompany.com.
It’s Greek To Me 11 Lagoon Road, across from Coligny Plaza, C-19 on map. GPS: 11 Lagoon Road. 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. Happy Hour 5-7 p.m. Takeout and Kid’s Menu available. See ad page 15. (843) 842-4033. itsgreektomesc.com.
Jake’s Salty Dog Pizza South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines 20 ISLAND EVENTS MARCH 2012
Family Owned Since 1989!
New York/New Jersey Italian Cuisine Pasta, Poultry, Veal, Seafood, Beef Children’s Menu Available • Early Dining Special, $14.95 Take-Out Available • Serving 5:00 pm, Mon.-Sat.
15 Executive Park Drive
cDining & Lounges Drive. Serving hand-tossed pizza, sandwiches, salads and more. Free Sea Pines delivery. Call for seasonal hours. See ad pages 36-39. (843) 671-2020. saltydog.com.
Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta & Steak House Shelter Cove Harbour, H-26 on map. GPS: 18 Harbourside Lane. An excellent place for fantastic food, great happy hour prices, enjoyable live entertainment and dancing. Offering Early Bird Specials for $14.95, 15 meals under $15, all-you-can-eat specials and a Senior Menu with entrees under $10 from 5-6 p.m. nightly. Indoor or outdoor seating is available. Go to Kingfisher’s Facebook page for special deals, events and entertainment schedule. See ad page 7. (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. See ad pages 36-39. (843) 671-5456. saltydog.com.
The Market Street Cafe Coligny Plaza, C-18 on map. GPS: 1 North Forest Beach Drive. An Island favorite for over 25 years. A casual cafe offering wellprepared American and Mediterranean specialties. Favorites include gyros, sub sandwiches, traditional Italian and Greek pizzas, homemade soups, salads, grinders, Greek-style dinners, homemade desserts and more. Patio dining available. Eat in or take out. Children’s menu. See coupon ad page 19. (843) 686-4976. marketstreetcafe.com.
The Salty Dog Cafe South Beach Marina Village, The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines hiltonhead.com
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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. Serving lunch, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Serving dinner, 4 p.m.until. See ad pages 36-39. (843) 671-2233. saltydog.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. Open Mon.-Sat. from 5 p.m. See ad page 21. (843) 785-7006. stellinihhi.com.
Top of the Kingfisher Shelter Cove Harbour, H-26 on map. GPS: 18 Harbourside Lane. Hilton Head Comedy Club returns this spring with top comedy acts Wed.Sun. nights. Catch different headliners every week in this spacious upstairs waterfront lounge. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Arrive before 7:30 p,m. and make it a special evening with drinks, dancing, live entertainment and comedy… all at the Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta and Steak House. Go to Kingfisher’s Facebook page for special deals, events and entertainment schedule. See ad page 7. (843) 785-4442. kingfisherseafood.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. It’s hard not to find something to enjoy and impossible to forget the view. Call for seasonal hours. See ad pages 36-39. (843) 671-7327. saltydog.com. MARCH 2012 ISLAND EVENTS 21
Smart Property Management By Carey North, Palmetto Sands Realty & Rentals
Many vacationers are turning to property management companies to find the perfect vacation retreat this summer.
In previous articles, we have discussed the benefits of purchasing a second home on Hilton Head Island and why now is a great time to buy due to an abundance of inventory, low prices and historically low interest rates. This month, we’ll explore the role of a property management company and how it can benefit the vacationer as well as the property owner. The Vacationer Feeling a little cramped in that hotel room? While the daily turndowns are nice, maybe you need the comfort a villa or home can bring. Many vacationers are turning to property management companies to find the perfect vacation retreat this summer. Island rental companies have a variety of properties to peruse on their websites indicating availability, how many people each unit will sleep, what interior and exterior amenities are available, distance from the beach or other attractions, minimum length of stay, whether it is pet-friendly or not and, of course, price.
The Property Owner If you are thinking of purchasing a second home or villa on Hilton Head Island and are interested in renting it out to offset taxes and mortgage payments, choosing a qualified property management company is key. Property managers offer peace of mind that your property is being well cared for during your absence. This includes marketing your property for maximum rentals, securing payments, greeting guests, coordinating cleanings and repairs, inspecting the property for damages or missing items, resolving complaints, providing monthly statements and offering advice on how a renovation or cosmetic update could increase your rental income.
Ever thought of having a wedding on the beach? Property management companies can help you find the perfect venue for the wedding as well as accommodations for your guests.
Property management companies usually charge anywhere from 15 to 25 percent of the gross rental income plus cleaning and repair charges. In choosing between companies, you may first want to visit websites online. With so many people using the internet to search for rental properties, if you are not impressed, chances are people looking to book your property won’t be either.
Although most companies offer online booking, property managers are just a phone call away. They are there to assist you in choosing a property, providing directions, securing travel insurance and offering advice on activities and local favorites.
Next, you’ll want to contact a number of companies to compare rental projections, fees and marketing programs. Once you decide on a company, use their experience dealing with customer requests and preferences to help get your property “rental ready.”
Once you arrive, they often have a welcome packet filled with maps, restaurant guides and discount coupons. If you are inconvenienced by anything during your stay, they are there to make it right, day or night.
Contact Carey North at Palmetto Sands Realty & Rentals to find the property to best suit your needs or to list a local vacation rental. (843) 384-6402 or careynorth.com.
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cLodging & Real Estate ACCOMMODATIONS
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 â€“ many of which include FREE golf, tennis, bicycles and wireless internet. See ad page 9. (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 amenities of a large resort and the personal touch of a local bed & breakfast. Stay and play for a week or a day. Within walking distance of South Beach Marina and The Salty Dog Cafe. See ad pages 36-39. (843) 671-6498 or Toll Free (800) 367-3909. sbinn.com. REAL ESTATE
HiltonHeadIsland.com Real Estate 40 Persimmon Street, Ste. 102, Bluffton, Mainland hiltonhead.com
on map. GPS: 40 Persimmon Street. Jeff Stubbs is not only the Broker-in-Charge, but an architect, too. Imagine the benefits of having a realtor with an architectural background and over 20 years experience studying the Hilton Head market as part of your team. Let Jeff show you what professional service is all about. (843) 247-1113. jeffstubbs.com.
Palmetto Sands Realty New Orleans Rd., E-19 on map. GPS: 17 New Orleans Road. Ocean-oriented properties presented by Carey North, a South Carolina licensed realtor. Navigating buyers and sellers through todayâ€™s real estate market. View all MLS properties at careynorth.com. See ad page 23. Toll Free (877) 597-2637; Cell (843) 384-6402. careynorth.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 9. (843) 842-6556, ext. 4. hiltonheadforless.com. MARCH 2012 ISLAND EVENTS 23
cCommunity Worship All Saints Episcopal Church 3001 Meeting St. • 681-8333
Congregation Beth Yam 4501 Meeting St. • 689-2178
New Hope Baptist Church 80 Gum Tree Rd. • 681-8327
Anglican Church of the Redeemer 1 Mathews Dr., Ste. 101 • 815-5820
First African Baptist Church 70 Beach City Rd. • 681-6427
North Island Baptist Church 3800 Main St. • 689-3800
Bible Baptist Church 2800 Main St. • 681-8713
First Baptist Church 100 S. Forest Beach Dr. • 785-4478
Providence Presbyterian Church 171 Cordillo Pkwy. • 842-5673
Central Church of God 975 William Hilton Pkwy. • 686-5995
First Presbyterian Church 540 William Hilton Pkwy. • 681-3696
Queen Chapel A.M.E. 114 Beach City Rd. • 681-3315
Central Oak Grove Baptist 161 Mathews Dr. • 681-5784
Grace Community Church 450 Spanish Wells Rd. • 681-6698
Christ Lutheran Church 829 William Hilton Pkwy. • 785-5560
Resurrection Christian Community Church • Hilton Head Korean Baptist Church 296 Spanish Wells Rd. 689-3625 100 S. Forest Beach Dr. • 263-3006 St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church Hilton Head Presbyterian Church 235 William Hilton Pkwy. • 689-6362 20 Pope Ave. • 785-4711
Christian Renewal Church 95 Gardner Dr. • 342-5433
Holy Family Catholic Church 24 Pope Ave. • 785-2895
Christian Science Church 4 Park Lane • 785-9556
Island Lutheran Church (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 Seventh Day Adventist Church 8 Park Lane • 341-2732 382 Squire Pope Rd. • 681-3678
Chapel Without Walls 4501 Meeting St. • 815-2345
Church of Christ 23 Bow Circle • 686-2323 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 2800 Meeting St. • 681-6100 24 ISLAND EVENTS MARCH 2012
St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church 45 Beach City Rd. • 681-6350
cArts & Services INTERNET SERVICES
HiltonHead.com Planning your next Hilton Head Island vacation? Find accommodations, dining, activities, golf, real estate information, a detailed calender of events, tide tables, beach information and more. See ad page 65. (843) 757-9889. hiltonhead.com.
HiltonHeadYellowPages.com Find business listings, phone numbers, addresses, maps, driving directions and more for Hilton Head, Bluffton and the surrounding Lowcountry See ad page 40. hiltonheadyellowpages.com. PHOTOGRAPHY
Hilton Head Island Photography 32 Office Park Rd., Ste. 206, F-17 on map. GPS: 32 Office Park Road #206. With the gorgeous beach as our backdrop, our photographers create incredible family portraits that you will cherish for years to come. The use of the latest in digital imaging allows your portraits to be viewed within 24 hours of your sitting. See ad page 27. (843) 683-6883. hiltonheadislandphotography.com. hiltonhead.com
The Importance of
SALT MARSHES Courtesy of the Coastal Discovery Museum
Although mucky and smelly, the salt marsh is an important part of the Lowcountry. In actuality, the salt marsh produces more food for the environment than rain forests. The green grass that dominates the marsh is called salt marsh cord grass or Spartina. When this cord grass dies each winter and decomposes, its nutrients are released into the marsh mud, creeks, streams and even into the ocean. These nutrients begin the food chain for the entire Southeastern coastal area. So, the next time you enjoy a meal of shrimp, mussels, oysters, blue crab, stone crab or saltwater fish, thank the muddy salt marshes. MARCH ISLAND EVENTS 25
cArts & Services Legacy Design Photographers 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 stateof-the-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.
Memory Lane Portraits The Shops at Sea Pines Center, D-9 on map. GPS: 71 Lighthouse Road #220. No one can preserve your family’s memories like Memory Lane Portraits. For years, we have been Hilton Head Island’s leading family portrait provider. With care and creativity, we bring to life portraits that meet your highest expectations. It only takes minutes to preserve memories that will last a lifetime. Why not use the innovators in family beach portraits? See ad page 24. (843) 363-6600. memorylaneportraits.com. SPAS
Fountain Spa Fountain Center (near Sea Pines Circle), E-18 on map. GPS: 55 New Orleans Road #201. 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, lash extensions, threading 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. fountainspahhi.com. SPECIAL EVENTS
2012 Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, H-24 on map. GPS: 70 Honey Horn Drive. The 27th annual festival will take place on Saturday, March 10th. Admission includes a souvenir wine glass and access to all of the free tastings from domestic and international wineries, vineyards, wine distributors and more. Other festival events include a silent auction, a Culinary court, the Bartender’s challenge and Waiter’s Race along with cooking demonstrations and free samples of outstanding cuisine throughout the day. 12-3 p.m. 26 ISLAND EVENTS MARCH 2012
cArts & Services
See ad page 11. For tickets and information, call (843) 686-4944. hiltonheadwineandfood.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 67. (843) 842-2787. artshhi.com.
Marsh Tacky Beach Races On Coligny Beach at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront, B-17 on map. GPS: 1 South Forest Beach Dr. Racing Marsh Tackies on the beach was a wintertime tradition after each yearâ€™s harvest with the winner taking home bragging rights. The races have returned on March 18 at 1 p.m. Event is free, donations accepted. See ad page 26. (843) 255-7303. gullahcelebration.com. hiltonhead.com
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
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forsythe jewelers designs by cleo
tanger outlets birkenstock the island barefootinâ€™ fudge shoppe
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island style So, whether you are in the market for the latest fashions and accessories, fine jewelry, outdoor gear or sweet treats for yourself and loved ones, you’ll find just what you need at the Island’s numerous boutiques, specialty shops and factory outlet stores.
Birkenstock Barefootin’ Carrying a large variety of comfort and orthopedically correct shoes and accessories for men, women and children from fitflop, Keen, MBT, Vibram FiveFingers, UGG, Dansko and more, Birkenstock in Hilton Head Village now has the latest styles for spring and summer. Try out the U.K.’s hottest fitness sandals from fitflop Footwear and get a workout while you walk! (843) 837-3562 or birkenstockbarefootin.com.
Forsythe Jewelers Visit Forsythe Jewelers in The Shops at Sea Pines Center and experience David Yurman’s “Elements Collection,” a sparkling interplay of textured gold and silver. Forsythe is Hilton Head’s finest jewelry and gifts store and the only place to offer David Yurman. 71 Lighthouse Road. (843) 671-7070, forsythejewelers.biz or facebook.com/forsythehhi.
Head Home,” with a visit to Camp Hilton Head. Since 1981, these popular stores have offered unique, imprinted resort wear for the whole family. Harbour Town, (843) 671-3600 or 671-4633; Shelter Cove Harbour, 842-3666; Coligny Plaza, 686-4877; South Beach General Store, 671-6784; Hilton Head Shirt Co., 686-5099. camphiltonhead.com.
Designs by Cleo “Art you can wear,“ Designs by Cleo in The Gallery of Shops features a collection of bold and beautiful, one-of-a-kind jewelry handcrafted in sterling silver with freshwater pearls and/or semi-precious gemstones. With a recent expansion, the boutique also offers one-of-a-kind hats, handbags and other unique accessories. 14 Greenwood Dr. (843) 342-7001 or designsbycleo.com.
Tanger Outlets Saving is always in season at the Tanger Outlets where, in addition to great buys at more than 85 brand name outlets, you get seasonal offers and discount buys by joining The Tanger Club. Call or visit the website for the latest sales information and coupons. (843) 837-5410 or tangeroutlet.com.
The Island Fudge Shoppe Sweet treats abound at the family-owned and operated Island Fudge Shoppe in Coligny Plaza. Fill an Easter basket with homemade chocolate bunnies, fudge, pecan fiddlers, praline pecans and even a chocolate alligator all made on site and then have it shipped directly to family and friends. (843) 842-4280 or islandfudge.com.
Tropical Outfitters With T-shirts, sweatshirts, golf shirts, caps, sandals, jewelry, toys, beach gear and more, “everything under the sun” can be found at Tropical Outfitters in Circle Center. Don’t miss the latest styles in the spring and summer collections of swimwear for the whole family including the flattering tankinis from Penbrooke available in Missy and Plus sizes. (843) 842-9511 or tropicaloutfittershhi.com.
Camp Hilton Head With five locations, from Harbour Town Marina to Shelter Cove Harbour, “Take Hilton hiltonhead.com
Piggly Wiggly Whatever your preference for food and flavors may be, you can find everything to satisfy your palate at Piggly Wiggly in Coligny Plaza and Shelter Cove Plaza. Both stores offer an expansive collection of wines, fresh seafood, special treats of S.C. grown and locally prepared Lowcountry specialty items, fresh fruits and vegetables including organic selections and all your needs for having fun in the sun. (843) 785-3881 or (843) 842-4090. pigglywigglycoligny.com or thepig.net.
Island Quilters Share your love of quilting at Island Quilters, located in Park Plaza just outside the main gate of The Sea Pines Resort. Carrying a full line of 100% cotton, quilting quality fabrics and notions, stop in to see the large selection of batiks and designer fabrics or pick up a kit to easily create your own work of art. (843) 842-4500 or islandquilters.com. MARCH 2012 ISLAND EVENTS 29
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Bluffton, Next to Bed, Bath & Beyond and Marshalls
(843) 837-3562 • www.birkenstockbarefootin.com
cShopping BAIT & TACKLE
hats, blankets, bibs, sippy cups, coloring books and lunch boxes. All powered by Optimism. Open daily at 10 a.m. See ad page 33. (843) 686-2330.
Blue Water TackleShop
CLOTHING – LADIES’ AND MEN’S
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 pages 36-39. (843) 671-3060. bluewaterhhicom.
Camp Hilton Head
CLOTHING – CHILDREN’S
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 specialty items. Open daily. See ad page 2. (843) 671-3600, 671-4633, 842-3666, 686-4877. camphiltonhead.com.
Jake’s Shore Thing
The Plaza at Shelter Cove (between Piggly Wiggly and Fuddrucker’s), 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,
Coligny Plaza, C-18 on map. GPS: 1 North Forest Beach Drive. Picture a swaying hammock, a breeze tickling the trees and relaxing in the glow of this Island. That is Fresh Produce® Sportswear. Fresh, fun and flirty. Offering clothing, swimwear, beach-inspired accessories and children’s clothing. See ad page 35. (843) 842-3410.
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 50. (843) 785-2345. palmettobaywatersports.com.
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Frosty’s Closet Coligny Plaza, C-18 on map. GPS: 1 North Forest Beach Drive. A great place to visit for all of your frog wear needs. T-shirts, polos, hoodies, tank tops, beach towels and bags, mugs and stuffed animals can be found just 47 hops from Hilton Head’s only daiquiri bar. See ad page 15. (843) 686-2533. frostyfrog.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 (between Piggly Wiggly and Fuddrucker’s), G-27 on map. GPS: 32 Shelter Cove Lane. Hilton Head’s only “Life is good® Genuine Neighborhood 32 ISLAND EVENTS MARCH 2012
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 33. (843) 686-2330.
Jamaican Me Crazy Coligny Plaza, C-18 on map. GPS: 1 North Forest Beach Drive. The most colorful store on Hilton Head. Come see the best in bright and colorful resort and sportswear. Great gift and accessory collection, Jamaican Me Crazy logo T-shirts and gifts, Jams World, Reef and Kahala. Open daily. See ad page 32. (843) 785-9006.
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 outdoor outfitter. Great selection of premier outdoor lines, including The North Face, Patagonia, Columbia, Prana, Mountain Hardware, Ex Officio. The Island’s best selection of sandals from Crocs, Rainbow, Teva, Chaco, Olikai, Keen, Vibram FiveFingers and more. Pawley’s Island Hammocks. Sunglasses from Costa Del Mar, Oakley, Smith, Kaenon and all your beach needs and toys. Also find a hiltonhead.com
great selection of women’s dresses, the best luggage available and the hot and new standup paddle boards. See ad page 55. (800) 6866996. outsidehiltonhead.com.
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 40. (843) 842-4280. islandfudge.com.
The Salty Dog T-Shirt Factory South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines Drive; Arrow Road, H-18 on map. GPS: 67 Arrow Road. Tanger Outlets 2, Mainland on map. GPS: 1414 Fording Island Rd. Salty Dog shirts, hats, mugs, towels, dog bowls and much more are sold exclusively at our three locations. Arrow Rd. store: Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun., 9 a.m.6 p.m. South Beach Store: Open daily, 9 a.m.9 p.m. See ad pages 36-39 & outside back cover. (843) 671-2232, 842-6331. saltydog.com.
The Island Fudge Shoppe
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 43. (843) 671-7070. forsythejewelers.biz.
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 31. (843) 842-9511. tropicaloutfittershhi.com. hiltonhead.com
Jake’s Cargo South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines Drive. 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. Open daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad pages 36-39. (843) 671-5022. saltydog.com. MARCH 2012 ISLAND EVENTS 33
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cShopping Jake’s Shore Thing The Plaza at Shelter Cove (between Piggly Wiggly and Fuddrucker’s), 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 33. (843) 686-2330.
The Salty Dog T-Shirt Factory South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines Drive; Arrow Road, H-18 on map. GPS: 67 Arrow Road. Tanger Outlets 2, Mainland on map. GPS: 1414 Fording Island Rd. Salty Dog shirts, hats, mugs, towels, dog bowls and much more are sold exclusively at our three locations. Arrow Rd. store: Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. South Beach Store: Open daily, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.. See ad pages 36-39 & outside back cover. (843) 671-2232, 842-6331. saltydog.com.
South Beach General Store 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. GROCERY STORES
Piggly Wiggly Coligny Plaza, C-18 on map. GPS: 1 North Forest Beach Drive. Your full-service grocery store, just steps from the beach, with a deli/bakery, excellent produce, fresh meat, local seafood and 10% off mix-and-match cases of domestic and import 34 ISLAND EVENTS MARCH 2012
wines. Home to “Taste of Carolina” local products. Beach supplies and Piggly Wiggly T-shirts. See coupon ad page 20. (843) 785-3881. pigglywigglycoligny.com.
Piggly Wiggly Mid-Island at the Plaza at Shelter Cove, G-25 on map. GPS: 32 Shelter Cove Lane. Your full-service grocery store with a deli/bakery, sandwich trays and platters, excellent produce, Black Angus beef, fresh quality meats, fresh sushi made daily, fresh seafood, domestic and imported wines (10% off mix-and-match cases) and cheeses, fruit and gourmet picnic baskets. Chicken wing bar alongside the gourmet salad and olive bar. See coupon ad page 20. (843) 842-4090. thepig.net. HARDWARE STORES
Coligny Hardware Coligny Plaza (oceanside), C-18 on map. GPS: 1 North Forest Beach Drive. Hammocks, hats, T-shirts, retired Beanie Babies, souvenirs, sand toys, beach chairs, rafts, skim and boogie boards, beach towels, sunglasses, coolers and a whole lot more. Bait and fishing supplies available. A complete hardware and beach shopping center. See ad page 41. (843) 785-2429. 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 34. (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 hiltonhead.com
6 p.m. See ad pages 4 & 5. (843) 837-5410. tangeroutlet.com.
and unusual gifts. Specializing in custom designs, expert repairs and discreet jewelry brokerage. Look for us on Facebook. See ad page 43. (843) 671-7070. forsythejewelers.biz.
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.hiltonhead.com
Jake’s Cargo South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines Drive. 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. Open daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad pages 36-39. (843) 671-5022. saltydog.com. QUILTING
Island Quilters Park Plaza Shopping Center, F-17 on map. 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. See ad page 41. (843) 8424500. islandquilters.com. SHOES
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Tanger Outlet 2 and Old Navy, Mainland on map. GPS: 1460 Fording Island Road #140. We offer Dansko, Finn Comfort, Fitflop, Keen, MBT, Olukai, Rainbow, Think!, UGG and Vibram FiveFingers® to name a few, with 300 different styles for children and adults. 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 30. (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 Olukai, Rainbow, Reef, Sanuk, Teva, Chaco and many more. See ad page 55. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com. 40 ISLAND EVENTS MARCH 2012
The Harbour Town Shops at The Sea Pines Resort The Sea Pines Resort, H-8 on map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Road. At the landmark destination of Harbour Town, the scenery is pictureperfect; the backdrop vividly stunning yet, in addition to the incredible views at every turn, Harbour Town is also an incredible shopping destination with over 20 fabulous boutiques, galleries and gift shops. Encircling the yacht basin awaits a shopping experience that is uniquely Hilton Head. You’ll find gorgeous clothing stores, fabulous gift shops and delightful home accessories and artwork. Spend a leisurely day or more discovering the Harbour Town Shops, an experience to be savored. See ad page 71. seapines.com.
The Shops at Sea Pines Center The Sea Pines Resort, E-8 on map. GPS: 71 Lighthouse Road. Come enjoy the ambience and charm of The Shops at Sea Pines Center, one of Hilton Head Island’s favorite shopping venues, located in the heart of The Sea Pines Resort for more than 25 years. The Center plays host to an interesting variety of customized retail shops and boutiques with a mix of top-quality jewelry, resort casual men’s and hiltonhead.com
YOUR COMPLETE HARDWARE & BEACH SHOPPING CENTER COME SEE JAKE AT TRUE VALUE • Small Appliances • Beach Chairs & Rafts • Cleaning Supplies • Skim & Boogie Boards • Tools • Beach Towels & Hats • T-Shirts & Souvenirs • Suntan Lotion & Sunglasses • Beach Carts & Hammocks P u r ch a s e • Gift Items, Sand Toys & Coolers w/this ad • Fishing Gear Rentals & Bait Offer valid w/purchase • Hardware & Small Tools
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4 p.m.; Thurs., 12-4 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.3 p.m. See ad page 34. (843) 689-5455.
women’s clothing, decorative accessories, a liquor store and a full-service day spa. The Shops at Sea Pines Center is also home to a number of popular dining spots providing breakfast, lunch and dinner. For your convenience, Sea Pines’ only gas station is located at the east entrance, and a post office is nestled within the promenade. During the summer months, the Harbour Town Trolley stops at The Shops at Sea Pines Center every 20 minutes from 10 a.m. until midnight. See ad page 71. (843) 363-5699. seapinescenter.com.
The Litter Box
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., 12:305:30 p.m. Closed Sun. Happy Hour, Mon.Thurs. from 4 p.m. Wine Flights & Cheese, Mon.-Sat., 12:30-2:30 p.m. See ad page 19. (843) 842-3141. islandwinery.com.
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 the Lowcountry and other non-profit community needs. Free pick-up. Tues., Wed., Fri., 10 a.m.hiltonhead.com
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 33. (843) 842-6369. WINERIES / RETAIL SHOPS
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ARIES Settle down and start doing some serious work on that project you have been putting off for so long. There could be some real money in it for you, but only if you deliver the goods. In dealing with a recalcitrant loved one, try using reverse psychology. Make them take the opposite tack out of sheer cussedness, and then make sure that tack is the one you want them to take.
TAURUS Check on all the facts before you jump off the deep end with accusations and harsh words. Your previous information just might be a little faulty — and you could wind up with egg on your face. Seek a new job that demands more of your real abilities, but only if you have checked out exactly what is expected and only after you have made up your mind that you really want to be challenged.
GEMINI An old love affair could bloom again if you give yourself any room at all for maneuvering. This might not be the best thing for you in terms of financial interests or even in longrange romantic safety — but it might be worth it for the experience. Keep the best interests of a young person close to you in mind. Try your hand at innovation in your work and you could win big.
CANCER Collecting bits and pieces has probably gotten you into hot water in the past — but it could come in handy at this point, as among your souvenirs, there may be something of intrinsic value. Settling for half a loaf may seem like copping out. But for you, it might just be the wisest course. Avoid those who would lure you into abrasive behavior for their own ends.
LEO A close friend who recently did you
LIBRA If you expect little, someone said, you will seldom be disappointed. This may be good advice for some, but not for you. Unless you nurture a sense of trust and expectation in other people, you could spend your life living on crumbs when you could be dining on caviar. Eliminate those little annoying habits you have, and you could find that the world is your oyster.
SCORPIO Take your obligations to loved ones a bit more seriously. A problem could develop for you in your professional status unless you manage to keep your personal life completely divorced from the office. A message from an old love could cause you some temporary confusion, but if you analyze things properly, you will be able to view your situation with clarity and make the right decision. SAGITTARIUS A person close to you in your work situation could become more attractive to you than you realize. After a time of playful repartee, you might find yourself unaccountably drawn to him or her. Take care in this situation, because it could be much heavier than you might imagine. Establish yourself in your work situation by taking on a job no one else will take.
CAPRICORN Count your chickens, if it comforts you, but do so only after the proper period of incubation has taken place. You can take comfort in the fact that many people are quite high on you at this point and your work is being discussed and admired. An excellent opportunity for romance could beckon from an unusual quarter if you don’t weaken.
a good turn could call on you for reciprocation, but don’t be too quick to respond, particularly if this involves a financial transaction. Your love life could improve mightily, even if your health is in a decline. You would be well advised here to take things easy and not become emotionally involved to the exclusion of good sense. Be kind to a young person who admires you.
AQUARIUS This should be an up period for you, with almost everything going your way for a change. Don’t let an occasional moody feeling spoil your chances for success, however. If you feel a blue period coming on, try to overcome it by taking part in something you enjoy very much. Expect an important call concerning future employment, but don’t be too quick to change from your present position.
VIRGO Be truthful and completely honest with a new love, and you will never have to fear the past. If your relationship and his or her maturity are of the stuff of which dreams are made, past mistakes and imperfections should not create a major problem. Don’t, however, take this as license for soulful confessions to one with whom you have had a lengthy relationship.
PISCES If problems seem to beset you, try reaching out to a friend or fellow worker and asking for help in dealing with them. Job situations should ease up in the near future and better financial patterns are in store. Pay attention to your health and follow closely the advice of a physician in matters involving some habit or activity which he may ask you to try to control.
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Daylight Savings Time Begins March 11th at 2 a.m.
ing 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 51. (843) 681-7532. bikedoctorhhi.com.
Hilton Head Bicycle Company
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 55. (843) 785-7851. bicyclebilly.com.
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. Exclusive dealer of Giant Bicycles. See ad page 46. (843) 686-6888. hiltonheadbicycle.com.
The Bike Doctor, North End
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 48. (843) 384-9322. hiltonheadbikerental.com.
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 51. (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. Brand new store! We continue to provide all the same great services as our north end store on Mathews Drive, includ44 ISLAND EVENTS MARCH 2012
LowSea Bike, Beach & Baby Rentals
Pedals Pope Avenue, D-18 on map. GPS: 71 Pope Avenue, #A. Hilton Head’s premier bike rentals. hiltonhead.com
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cActivities 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 59. (843) 686-5833. aaaridingtigers.com.
Vacation Comfort Bike Rentals Enterprise Lane, L-33 on map. GPS: 3C Enterprise Lane. Hilton Head’s most complete 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 57. (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 $19.50 each. Free locks and child carriers. Free Island-wide delivery. See ad page 53. (843) 785-2021. hiltonhead.com
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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 51. (843) 785-4558.
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. 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 51. (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 MARCH 2012 ISLAND EVENTS 45
cActivities 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 47. (843) 684-1910. dolphindiscoverieshiltonhead.com.
Dolphin Seafari Nature Cruises Palmetto Bay Marina, off Palmetto Bay Road, K-18 on map. GPS: 86 Helmsman Way. Interactive dolphin watch nature tours aboard our 15-passenger, USCG exploration vessel. Cruise among our neighboring islands to discover dolphins, waterfowl and marine life. See sea creatures up close as we pull a crab pot and unload our catch. Aquarium on-board seasonally. Call the “Friendliest Staff on the Island” for reservations. See ad page 50. (843) 785-2345. palmettobaywatersports.com.
Gypsy South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines Drive. We guarantee that dolphins will be seen on this trip. An environmental cruise featuring marshes, dolphins and more. Call for schedule and more information. Cruises leave from South Beach Marina, the closest marina to the ocean. See ad page 49. (843) 363-2900. hiltonheadboattours.com.
H2O Parasail Harbour Town Marina in The Sea Pines Resort, H-8 on map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Road. Where the fun is. Welcome aboard your parasail adventure, what a way to fly. Rise above Calibogue Sound and get an eagle’s eye view over Hilton Head and see over 20 miles in all directions. 46 ISLAND EVENTS MARCH 2012
Call for special rates. Call or stop by for reservations. See ad page 57. (843) 671-4386. h2osportsonline.com.
Hilton Head Wake Sports Palmetto Bay Marina, K-18 on map. GPS: 86 Helmsman Way. Dedicated to providing a fun and safe experience for riders of all levels. Whether you are a beginner or pro, our experienced boat captains will give you the pull you’re looking for. Whether you wakeboard, wakeskate, wakesurf, ski, kneeboard, hydrofoil or just want to ride a tube, Hilton Head Wake Sports is the way to go! Don’t forget to ask about our discounts for military and public-safety personnel. Hilton Head Wake Sports... by wakeboarders, for wakeboarders. See ad page 61. (843) 686-2200. hiltonheadwakesports.com.
Island Explorer Old Oyster Factory Restaurant, Marshland Road, I-25 on map. GPS: 10 Marshland Road. A unique and memorable boating experience focusing on nature and the local marine environment. Boats are comfortable, covered and fast, perfect for exploring tidal creeks and numerous islands and beaches. Enjoy dolphin/nature tours, sunset/moonlight tours, custom tours and excursions to surrounding islands. See ad page 57. (843) 785-2100. dolphintourshiltonhead.com.
Island Queen Dolphin Nature Tour Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 18 Simmons Road. Coast Guard licensed for 40 passengers. A narrated tour where you can enjoy the pleasure of seeing friendly dolphins and the scenery of beautiful Broad Creek and Calibogue Sound. No gate fees and free parking. Priced at only $16 adults, $8 kids. Trips daily, hiltonhead.com
cActivities call for reservations. See coupon ad page 54. (843) 681-2522. hiltonheadtours.com.
Lowcountry Nature Tours Shelter Cove Harbour, H-26 on map. Enjoy a relaxing, personalized, family experience on comfortable, shaded, 20 ft. deck boats. Sixperson maximum allows a unique, up-close view of dolphins and other wildlife. This is an experience you will remember for years to come. See ad page 56. (843) 683-0187. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Lane. lowcountrynaturetours.com. hiltonhead.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 Islandâ€™s premier nature guide service since 1979. Daily dolphin tours, beachcombing cruises, Daufuskie Island excursions, private Island experiences and custom-designed days on the water. Boat rentals and water ski days, too. Small groups in comfortable boats with certified naturalist guides and Coast Guard captains. Family fun. See ad page 55. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com. MARCH 2012 ISLAND EVENTS 47
cActivities Palmetto Bay Parasail Palmetto Bay Marina, K-18 on map. GPS: 86 Helmsman Way. Fly the friendly skies 500 feet in the air. Video and photo packages available. See Hilton Head Island like never before. No gate fees, great parking. Stay dry or get wet. See ad page 61. (843) 686-2200 or (843) 301SAIL. palmettobaywatersports.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. See ad page 50. (843) 785-2345. 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, 48 ISLAND EVENTS MARCH 2012
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 page 55. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.
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 page 55. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.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 48. (843) 363-BOAT (2628). harbourtownadventures.com.
Lowcountry Nature Tours Shelter Cove Harbour, H-26 on map. This threehiltonhead.com
Join us for an exciting Fishing Excursion aboard . . .
THE DRIFTER 5 Hr.Trip, $67 Adults, 4 Hr.Trip, $62 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) www.hiltonheadboattours.com
363-2900 FOR TIMES AN CALL (843) D MORE INFORMATION. ALL CRUISES LEAVE OUT OF SOUTH BEACH MARINA, THE CLOSEST MARINA TO THE OCEAN! 232 SOUTH SEA PINES DRIVE
cActivities hour tour incorporates our two-hour dolphin tour with one-hour of beachcombing on our neighboring Daufuskie Island. Beachcombing gives you the opportunity to actually get off the boat and onto the beach at Daufuskie Island. While on the beach, we search for shells, sand dollars, crabs and starfish. Occasionally, we may find a fossilized shark’s tooth. Call for departure times. Reservations are required. See ad page 56. (843) 683-0187. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Lane. lowcountrynaturetours.com.
Nature Cruise With Lunch or Dinner at Marshside Mama’s 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 50. (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. hiltonhead.com
GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. Experience a remarkable tour. 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. No experience necessary. Ask to go on The Outback. Exclusively from Outside Hilton Head. See ad page 55. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.
FISHING Blue Water TackleShop 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 pages 36-39. (843) 671-3060. bluewaterhhi.com.
Drifter 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. Rods, reels and bait furnished. Call for reservations. See ad page 49. (843) 363-2900. hiltonheadboattours.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 MARCH 2012 ISLAND EVENTS 49
816-0215 or 341-3742. moneric.com or northendcharterfleet.com.
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 47. For reservations and information, call (843) 684-1910. kayakhiltonhead.com.
O Cat Fishing Charters with Outside Hilton Head
Kayak Fishing 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. Daily kayak fishing excursions. Daily 3-hour tour includes custom fishing kayak, bait, guide, tackle and licensing. All tours are conducted in the state-ofthe-art Hobie paddle fishing kayaks. Tours scheduled around optimal tides for targeting redfish. The ultimate in sport fishing. See ad page 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 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 63. (843) 50 ISLAND EVENTS MARCH 2012
Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort & Marina, T-23 on map. GPS: 43A Jenkins Road; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. Fishing local waters since 1979. O Cat Fishing Charters offers a choice of a fast and stable 26’ Power Cat or a 20’ flat boat. Quality fly, spin and sport experiences. Year-round fishing for redfish, trout, cobia, mackerel and tarpon. Ask about shark fishing, too. Great family fishing fun. See ad page 55. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.
GOLF Harbour Town Golf Links Harbour Town in The Sea Pines Resort, H-8 on map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Road. Perennially ranked among the top golf courses in the world and home to The RBC Heritage, a PGA Tour event. See ad page 71. (843) 842-8484 or 363-4485. seapines.com.
Ocean Course/Heron Point Plantation Clubhouse, open to the public, The Sea Pines Resort, C-10 on map. GPS: 100 North Sea Pines Drive. Hilton Head Island’s first golf hiltonhead.com
reservations. See ad page 48. (843) 363-BOAT (2628). harbourtownadventures.com.
course offers a challenging golf experience with magnificent ocean views. NGCOA Beginner Friendly Certified Course. Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries. See ad page 71. (843) 842-8484 or 363-4475. seapines.com.
HORSEBACK RIDING Lawton Stables The Sea Pines Resort, F-12 on map. GPS: 190 Greenwood Drive. Guided scenic trail rides through the 600-acre Forest Preserve. Offering private lessons, pony rides for children, horses bought and sold, training and breeding. A “must visit” when on Hilton Head Island. See ad page 50. (843) 671-2586. lawtonstableshhi.com.
KAYAK RENTALS AND NATURE TOURS 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 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 hiltonhead.com
Old Oyster Factory Restaurant, Marshland Road, I-25 on map. GPS: 10 Marshland Road. A unique and memorable boating experience focusing on nature and the local marine environment. Boats are comfortable, covered and fast, perfect for exploring tidal creeks and numerous islands and beaches. Enjoy dolphin/nature tours, sunset/moonlight tours, custom tours and excursions to surrounding islands. See ad page 57. (843) 785-2100. dolphintourshiltonhead.com.
Island Queen Dolphin Nature Tour Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 18 Simmons Road. Coast Guard licensed for 40 passengers. A narrated tour where you can enjoy the pleasure of seeing friendly dolphins and the scenery of beautiful Broad Creek and Calibogue Sound. No gate fees and free parking. Priced at only $16 adults, $8 kids. Trips daily, call for reservations. See coupon ad page 54. (843) 681-2522. hiltonheadtours.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 MARCH 2012 ISLAND EVENTS 51
ISLAND BEACHES BEACHES ISLAND PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS: All of the beach is public, from the ocean to the high water mark. Access to the beach, however, is often private. The Town of Hilton Head Island provides nine beach accesses: Alder Lane Beach Access, off South Forest Beach Drive; Coligny Beach Park, off Coligny Circle; Driessen Beach Park, at the end of Bradley Beach Road; Chaplin Community Park, off Wm. Hilton Pkwy.; Fish Haul Park & Mitchelville Beach Park, at the end of Beach City Road; Burkes Beach Access, at the end of Burkes Beach Road; Folly Field Beach Park and Islanders Beach Park, both off Folly Field Road. PARKING AND FACILITIES: There are 23 metered spaces at Alder Lane; 54 metered spaces at Folly Field and 13 metered spaces at Burkes Beach Road. The parking fee is a QUARTER for each 15 minutes.
Additionally, there are 207 spaces at Driessen Beach Park for longterm parking. The fee is a QUARTER for each 30 minutes during the week. Parking spaces at Islanders Beach Park are ALWAYS reserved for annual beach passes. Parking at Driessen Beach Park for annual beach passes is reserved from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking is FREE at Fish Haul Park, Mitchelville Beach Park and Coligny Beach Park. Handicap parking is available at no fee at all beach parks. Restrooms, changing areas, sand showers and vending machines are available at the beach parks. DESIGNATED SWIMMING AREAS: Official swimming areas have been designated for the Alder Lane, Coligny, Driessen, Folly Field and Islanders Beach Parks. The boundaries will be clearly
marked on the beach and in the water. During the beach season, lifeguards are stationed in each of the designated swimming areas for assistance and beach information. Please ask a lifeguard before entering the water if the yellow caution flag is flying. BEACH PATROL LOCATIONS: Below, listed from north to south, are areas where Beach Patrol can generally be found: AREA 1: Westin Resort • Barony Beach Club • Islanders Beach Park • Island Club • Folly Field Beach Park • Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Resort • Driessen Beach Park • SurfWatch AREA 2: Palmetto Dunes House • Marriott Resort • Villamare • Disney Resort • Captain’s Walk • Hilton Resort • Hampton Place AREA 3: Windsor Court • Windsor Place • Barrington • Crowne Plaza • Sea Crest • Breakers • Coligny Beach • Holiday Inn • Ocean One • Shorewood • Sea Side Villas AREA 4: Ocean Club Villas • Adventure Inn • Grande Ocean • Alder Lane • Sea Pines Beach Club • Monarch
BEACH PROHIBITIONS: The following are prohibited on all beaches: – Possession or consumption of alcohol – Glass (bottles, containers, etc.) – Littering – Indecent exposure or nudity – Disorderly conduct – Disturbing the peace – Unauthorized vehicles – Fires and fireworks – Shark fishing – Horse riding or driving
– Removal, harming, or harassment of any live beach fauna (sea turtles, sand dollars, etc.) – Removal, alteration, or damage to dunes, sea oats, or other dune flora – Operation, launching, or landing of unauthorized motorized watercraft – Unauthorized commercial activity
– Sleeping on the beach between midnight and 6 a.m. – Unauthorized wearing of life guard emblems, insignias, etc. – Solicitation or distribution of handouts – Kites not under manual control – Stunt kites & Sand Sailing (10 a.m.-6 p.m., April 1 September 30) – Parasailing
ADDITIONAL PROHIBITIONS IN DESIGNATED SWIMMING AREAS (Between sunrise and sunset, April 1-September 30): – Fishing or surfcasting – Surfboards, boogie boards, etc. – – Frisbee or other team sports involving a ball – Games with metal components – ANIMALS are NOT permitted between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. from the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day. Animals MUST be on a leash between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., April 1 through the Thursday before Memorial Day and the Tuesday after Labor Day through September 30. Animals must be on leash or under positive voice control at all other times. Persons in control of animals on the beach are required to remove and properly dispose of the animal’s excrement. Ordinance signs are posted at most beach access points. - Information provided by the Town of Hilton Head Island and Shore Beach Service 52 ISLAND EVENTS MARCH 2012
cActivities 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 47. (843) 684-1910. kayakhiltonhead.com.
Lowcountry Nature Tours Shelter Cove Harbour, H-26 on map. Enjoy a relaxing, personalized family experience on comfortable, shaded, 20 ft. deck boats. Six-person maximum allows a unique, up-close view of dolphins and other wildlife. This is an experience you will remember for years to come. See ad page 56. (843) 683-0187. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Lane. lowcountrynaturetours.com.
May River Excursions Calhoun Street, Historic Bluffton, Mainland on map. Located 15 minutes from Hilton Head, May River Excursions offer private dolphin tours, fishing, shrimping and crabbing excursions. Daily tours offered year round. Call for scheduling and reservations. See ad page 48. (843) 304-2878. mayriverexcursions.com.
Outside Hilton Head Three departure locations: Shelter Cove Marina, hiltonhead.com
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 tours, back island excursions, calmwater paddles, kid’s camps, teen tours, kayak fishing and kayak rentals. Kayak with dolphins, egret, heron, eagles, otter and the entire salt marsh ecosystem. See why over 100,000 have paddled with OHH over the past 30 years. See ad page 55. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.
Outside Palmetto Bluff 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 page 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 50. (843) 785-2345. palmettobaywatersports.com.
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world. See ad page 59. (843) 686-5323. h2osportsonline.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 page 55. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.
MINIATURE GOLF 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 miniature golf on the Island. The most challenging, most exciting putting courses. See coupon ad page 63. (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 54 ISLAND EVENTS MARCH 2012
High Tech Scavenger Hunt with 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. Looking for a fun and inexpensive way to find the hidden gems of Hilton Head Island? Using the same principles of a traditional scavenger hunt, this program uses GPS hand-held receivers to navigate through clues to Hilton Head’s most interesting locations. Great family fun. See ad page 55. (800) 6866996. outsidehiltonhead.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 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 53. (843) 681-7066. gullaheritage.com.
Segway of Savannah 102 E. Liberty St. (at the corner of Drayton and Liberty Sts.), Ste. 106, Savannah, GA. Take a daytrip to Historic Savannah and explore the city on Segway’s Personal Transporter, an elechiltonhead.com
cActivities tric 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 56. (912) 233-3554. segwayofsavannah.com.
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Marsh Tacky Beach Races On Coligny Beach at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront, B-17 on map. GPS: 1 South Forest Beach Dr. Racing Marsh Tackies on the beach was a wintertime tradition after each yearâ€™s harvest with the winner taking home bragging rights. The races have returned on March 18 at 1 p.m. Event is free, donations accepted. See ad page 26. (843) 255-7303. gullahcelebration.com. hiltonhead.com
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Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, H-24 on map. GPS: 70 Honey Horn Drive. The 27th annual festival will take place on Saturday, March 10th. Admission includes a souvenir wine glass and access to all of the free tastings from domestic and international wineries, vineyards, wine distributors and more. 12-3 p.m. See ad page 11. For tickets and information, call (843) 686-4944. hiltonheadwineandfood.com.
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front lounge. 8:30 p.m. $12 per person. (843) 785-4442 or kingfisherseafood.com. March 1 - 4: The South Carolina Repertory Company presents “The Cocktail Hour” by A.R. Gurney and directed by Tom Evans. 136 Beach City Rd. (843) 342-2057 or hiltonheadtheatre.com. March 2 - 4: May River Theatre Co. reprises its hit musical, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” in the Ulmer Auditorium at Bluffton Town Hall. 20 Bridge St. (843) 837-7798 or mayrivertheatre.com.
March 2: The Acting Company presents Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. 14 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 842-2787 or artshhi.com. March 3 - 4: Hilton Head Island Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 726-3237, 341-7537 or hhikennelclub.org. March 3: Youth ArtsFest at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Variety show-style performances featuring young singers, dancers and musicians, free mini art workshops and a youth art exhibition in celebration of National Youth Arts Month. 14 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 842-2787 or artshhi.com.
March 2 - 31: “Celebration of Paint and Water” by Lynda K. Potter. The Art League of Hilton Head, Walter Greer Gallery Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 681-5060 or artleaguehhi.org.
March 3: TCL Spring Fling will be held at the TCL New River Campus and will feature live music by TARGET…the band, heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, silent auction, and a live auction. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. (843) 525-8294 or tcl.edu/foundation.
March 2 - 3: The Hilton Head Barbershoppers present “You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet – The Songs Al Jolson Loved to Sing” featuring the 2010 international quartet competition winner, Storm Front, at Hilton Head Island High School’s Visual and Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. 70 Wilborn Rd. (843) 970-9517 or hibarbershoppers.org.
March 5 - 12: Hilton Head International Piano Competition for pianists ages 18-30 at First Presbyterian Church. Talented young pianists from around the world compete in four rounds for $35,000 in prizes and prestigious performance opportunities. Presented by the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra. 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy.
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South Carolina Jessamine By Kathleen McMenamin, Master Naturalist, H2O Sports
The flower has a very strong sweet smell that signals the onset of spring. clusters and, at times, may have an orange center.
“No flower that blooms holds such perfume, As kindness and sympathy won. Wherever there grows the sheltering pine Is clinging a Yellow Jessamine vine.” -Teresa Strickland, “Legend of the Yellow Jessamine” How do you know when spring is right around the corner? When the sweet scent of Carolina Jessamine fills the air. Cold weather, say hello to the beautiful yellow blooms of Carolina Jessamine, which is known by many names: Yellow Jessamine, Carolina Jasmine and even Woodbine. Jessamine and jasmine are interchangeable names, so it is proper to call the flower by either title. This gorgeous blossom is found throughout the Southeastern United States, from Virginia to Florida and as far west as Texas. A warm weather plant, Carolina Jessamine thrives as far south as Guatemala. This twining vine loves temperate tropical environments. It grows well in both partial shade and full sun, but definitely needs a moist environment to flourish. Found commonly in the tops of pine trees, this vine can grow to be 10 to 20 feet tall. It will climb up almost anything, but is known to gravitate towards trees, lattices and fences. It can also develop on roadside shrubs and serve as a beautiful ground cover. This highly adaptable, persistent grower does not have any recorded diseases or pest problems. An evergreen that can be identified all year round, Yellow Jessamine is known to flower in late winter and early spring with yellow trumpetlike flowers. The flowers will form in small 58 ISLAND EVENTS MARCH 2012
The vines themselves are twisted and reddish in color. The leaves are waxy, long and pointed – usually a dark green that will eventually blend into a deep purple hue. The flower has a very strong sweet smell that signals the onset of spring. It also produces nectar that attracts bumble bees, Eastern Tiger Swallowtails, Cloudless Sulfur butterflies, and European honey bees. While these species are able to easily access the nectar, all parts of the plant can be considered highly toxic. The flower, leaves and stem are poisonous to livestock and are thought to cause an allergic reaction in people if touched. However, Carolina Jessamine was used by Native Americans to alleviate pain, and is used today to treat measles, tonsillitis and headaches. The toxicity of the Yellow Jessamine was a genetic development created in order to stop herbivores from eating the flower before it was able to produce a seed. This beautiful flowering vine can be found in every “nook and cranny” of South Carolina, which is just one of the reasons why the Generally Assembly declared it to be the State flower of South Carolina on March 14, 1924. Yellow Jessamine serves as a symbol of constancy, loyalty and patriotism in the Palmetto State. Take the time this season to appreciate South Carolina’s beloved state flower and to enjoy one of the first signs of spring. The H2O Nature Center, which features live reptile and amphibian exhibits and handson displays, focuses on the wildlife and habitats of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Nature tours, apparel, gifts, books and bicycle/fishing gear rentals are also available. To reserve the Alligator and Wildlife Tour with Master Naturalist Kathleen McMenamin, call (843) 686-5323. H2Osportsonline.com. hiltonhead.com
cCalendar (843) 842-5880 or hhipc.org. March 5 - 10: Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival at various locations. Great Chefs of the South Wine Dinners at various locations, March 5-9. Grand Tasting and Silent Auction at the Harbour Town Conference Center on March 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wine & Festival and Silent Wine Auction at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn on March 10, 12-3 p.m. (843) 686-4944 or hiltonheadwineandfood.com. March 9: Hilton Head Island Ski Club TGIF Social at Old Oyster Factory, 5-7 p.m. Members and interested skiers and non-skiers welcome. Marshland Rd. (843) 681-4181 or hiltonheadskiclub.com. March 9: Grand Tasting & Silent Auction at Sea Pines Resort, Harbour Town Conference Center, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (843) 686-4944 or hiltonheadwineandfood.com. March 10: Wine & Food Festival, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 12-3 p.m. Public Tasting/Silent Auction. Admission includes a souvenir wine glass and access to all of the free tastings. (843) 686-4944 or hiltonheadwineandfood.com. March 10: “CHC Horse Show hosted at Lawton hiltonhead.com
Stables” in The Sea Pines Resort, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Reservations required. (843) 671-2586 or lawtonstableshhi.com. March 10: “Super Saturdays: Animals of the Lowcountry” sponsored by Friends of the Library at the Hilton Head Branch Library, 11 a.m. Meet friends from the Oatland Island Wildlife Center. Free, tickets available one hour prior to program. 11 Beach City Rd. (843) 255-6500 or beaufortcountylibrary.org. March 11: 29th Annual Hilton Head Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at Coligny Circle, 3 p.m. Clowns, marching bands, floats, Shiners, dignitaries and animal contingencies make their way down Pope Avenue to Office Park Road. (843) 384-4034, 837-4956 or stpatricksdayhhi.com. March 12: The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina presents Celtic Crossroads. Seven traditional Irish artists combine classic Irish rhythms, bluegrass, gypsy and jazz for a unique Irish music experience. 14 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 842-2787 or artshhi.com. March 14: Open Studio Nights at The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane. Adults and teens - Come and spend the evening with friends and fellow artists to DO YOUR OWN THING! 6-9 p.m. (843) 686-3945 ext. 223 or artshhi.com. MARCH 2012 ISLAND EVENTS 59
Understanding the Saltmarsh By Capt. Patte Ranney, S.C. Master Naturalist, Outside Hilton Head
...pluff mud derives its name from the sound it makes as you extract your hand or foot...
The saltmarsh – the vast, low-lying grassy fields that frame the winding channels and creeks on the leeward side of Hilton Head Island – teases all the senses. Depending on your perspective, you can see it, smell it, hear it, taste it and feel it. I often write about what you can see: the birds, the dolphins, the often-overlooked tiny creatures scampering through the marsh. In this article, I encourage you to become aware of the aromas that permeate our special place in the Lowcountry. The first sense to be stimulated while crossing the bridge onto Hilton Head is often olfactory, especially when the tide is low and the oyster beds and mudflats are exposed. What is that smell? Do you think it is pleasant? Or rather pungent? Whatever you think, it is most certainly distinctive! The special aroma of the saltmarsh is not pollution, but rather a natural by-product of a healthy and thriving eco-system. While salt breezes add zest, the most significant contributor is the pluff mud. So, what is pluff mud? It’s the glistening ribbon of brown that lies between the base of the grasses and the water’s edge. It is often covered at high tide. As the story goes, pluff mud derives its name from the sound it makes as you extract your hand or foot from its grip. It is soft and warm and smooth. At the base of the grass, the mud is firm and more claylike; 60 ISLAND EVENTS MARCH 2012
at the water’s edge it is loose and slippery. Pluff mud acts as a sponge, absorbing the rush of the incoming tide and draining as the tide ebbs. This unique combination of water, topsoil sediment, clay and decaying organic matter is stirred and settled by the everchanging tide, enriching and fertilizing the saltmarsh while supporting the grasses and oyster beds. Pluff mud is oxygen-poor, continuously forming gases within the mud. When disturbed or exposed, anaerobic bacteria release hydrogen sulfide, which is the source of the smell that many describe as that of “rotten eggs.” Please note that it is highly inadvisable to attempt to step into or walk through pluff mud. It is often quite deep and can be extremely difficult to extricate yourself from. The next time you visit the waterways that surround our island, take a moment or two to close your eyes and breathe. I may not have shifted your olfactory opinion, but I do hope I have increased your understanding of the pungent fragrance that wafts through the air. It always smells like home to me! For more than 30 years, Outside Hilton Head has provided personalized adventures for all ages, from kayak, fishing, nature and dolphin tours to kids’ camps, history excursions, family outings and stand-up paddle boarding. (843) 686-6996 or outsidehiltonhead.com. hiltonhead.com
cCalendar March 14: Alligators in South Carolina! The Coastal Discovery Museum, will host Tom Murphy, a retired biologist with the South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources, for a presentation at 3 pm. $7 per person. Reservations are required. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767 ext 223 or coastaldiscovery.org. March 14: “Lunch With Author Series: Michael Parker” hosted by USCB at the Country Club of Hilton Head, noon. The author discusses his most recent historical novel, The Watery Part of the World. Reservations required, series tickets available. (843) 521-4147 or e-mail email@example.com. March 17 - April 1: The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina presents the humorous and touching American classic, “Driving Miss Daisy.” 14 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 842-2787 or artshhi.com. March 17: Salty Dog Annual Kid’s Shamrock Hunt. 10 a.m. Find four leaf clovers redeemable for free Salty Dog T-Shirts, prizes & treats. Jake the Salty Dog and children’s entertainment 10Noon. Plus, a special Irish menu at the cafe! (843) 671-CAFE or saltydog.com. March 17: The Hilton Head Choral Society presents the internationally acclaimed Vienna hiltonhead.com
Boys Choir in concert at Holy Family Catholic Church, 8 p.m. 24 Pope Ave. (843) 341-3818 or hiltonheadchoralsociety.org. March 18: Marsh Tacky Horse Run & Exhibition, part of the 16th Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration, at Coligny Beach, 1 p.m. An event showcasing the horses which played an integral part in the survival of the Gullah people on Hilton Head Island. (843) 255-7303 or gullahcelebration.com. March 21 - April 8: The South Carolina Repertory Company presents “The Clean House” by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Blake White. March 21 is Preview Night with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Safe Harbour.136 Beach City Rd. (843) 342-2057 or hiltonheadtheatre.com. March 21: League of the Symphony Orchestra Lunch, Fashion Show and Silent Auction to benefit the HHSO’s youth programs at the Sea Pines Country Club, 11 a.m. Single tickets are $40; Tables of 10 are $350. 30 Governors Rd. (843) 842-2055 or hhso.org. March 24: “Give a Little Bit!” Hilton Head Mayor Drew Laughlin introduces a St. Baldrick’s Head-Shaving event to raise funds for kids’ cancer research. 2-4 p.m. at Steamer Seafood Company in Coligny Plaza. (843) 342-2096 or stbaldricks.org. MARCH 2012 ISLAND EVENTS 61
Recovery Shots From Awkward Lies By Doug Weaver, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
Once you find your balance, make multiple practice swings to allow your body to adjust...
Photography by Rob Tipton/Boomkin Productions
Recovery shots from awkward lies are tricky, but with practice any player can become an accomplished escape artist. Walter Hagen, the five-time PGA Championship winner, mentioned that even in the tournaments he won, he would embarrass himself by hitting terrible shots that made him angry enough to kick his bag and shout. However, he got over it and was thinking clearly before he executed his next shot – which was often brilliant. While Hagen expected the best, he was prepared for the worst. Sidehill lies are a worst-case scenario for many golfers because they are rarely practiced. Here are some tips on preparing for those shots, so you can perform a Hagen-like recovery when you find yourself in an awkward lie. For all shots hit from uneven, sidehill lies, the same basics apply. First, find your balance by leaning on your toes, then shifting your weight to your heels. Find a point in between where your balance feels like it is under your shoestrings. Once you find your balance, make multiple practice swings to allow your body to adjust to the feeling of that particular shot. When you're ready to hit, ask one of your playing partners to watch where your ball goes so you can focus on making solid impact and swinging under control. In addition to these general tips, keep the following specifics in mind for these different types of trouble shots: 1. Ball Above Your Feet Grip down on the club in order to maintain your basic posture. You may lose distance, so consider taking more club. Remember that the ball flight tends to go in the direction of your body, so for a right-hander you’ll probably hit the ball left. Your swing will feel flatter, but trust it and make a confident, controlled swing. 2. Ball Below Your Feet 62 ISLAND EVENTS MARCH 2012
Take one more club than usual from that distance and avoid allowing your weight to shift to your toes. Your swing plane will already be steeper than normal, making it easy to lose your balance and fall forward if your weight is on your toes. Right-handers should aim to the left of the target to prepare for the ball to go right. 3. Forward Foot Higher Than The Back Foot In this scenario, your backswing feels easy because your club and body are moving downhill. However, your downswing and follow-through must be exaggerated to help you transfer your weight to the forward foot. Practice getting to your finish with your normal tempo and rhythm. This shot will fly higher and shorter than usual, so take one club more to compensate. 4. Forward Foot Lower Than The Back Foot This shot can go farther than you would imagine. The key is to practice your backswing so that you get the normal weight transfer to your back foot. After impact your weight will transfer forward down the hill and you may lose your balance, but this is OK. Allow your swing to finish and take a step forward down the hill. A former PGA Touring pro, Doug Weaver is the Director of Instruction at the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy. He conducts “Where Does the Power Come From?,” a free hands-on interactive clinic and demonstration, every Monday at 4 p.m. (843) 785-1138, (800) 827-3006 or palmettodunes.com. hiltonhead.com
Play Miniature Golf!
Play the Island’s best miniature golf courses. Kids 4 and under play FREE (one per paying adult)
50¢ Off per person up to 6 people, after 6 pm Adult prices only.
80 Pope Ave. • 18 Holes
$1 Off per person up to 6 people, before 6 pm Adult prices only.
Hwy 278 • 36 Holes
(Next to Wild Wing Cafe)
(Next to Fresh Market Shoppes)
cCalendar March 24: WingFest at Shelter Cove Community Park, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Local restaurants cook up their best wings with live music and a Kid Zone. Food sold separately. Proceeds benefit the Island Rec. Center’s Children’s Scholarship Fund. Admission is $5; free for ages 12 and under. 39 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 681-7273 or islandreccenter.org. March 26 - 30: Gregg Russell Concerts under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town, Monday-Friday, 7:30-9 p.m. Family-oriented singer/storyteller performs sing-a-longs, ballads and silly songs with audience participation. Complimentary. (843) 842-1979 or seapines.com. March 26: “From Salzburg with Love” presented by the CSO Chamber Orchestra at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 8 p.m. 14 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 842-2787 or charlestonsymphony.org. March 30: The Hilton Head Choral Society presents “Musical Masterworks: The Magic of Mozart” at First Presbyterian Church, 8 p.m. 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 341-3818 or hiltonheadchoralsociety.org. hiltonhead.com
March 31: Start the spring season “Tanger Style” with Spring Fashion Week! 12-3 p.m. Shoppers are invited to stop by the tent at the Tanger 1 for an afternoon of personal styling along with beauty and health tips as well as the chance to “find your inner model“ during fashion photo shoots. Free admission. (843) 837-5410 or tangeroutlet.com. March 31: “Spring Gala” to benefit technology and books at Thomas Heyward Academy featuring beach, boogie and blues performed by the Joshua Foxx Band. BBQ dinners, beer, wine will be available to purchase along with a silent auction. Advance tickets of $20 can be purchased at Southern Drawl Outfitters (Bluffton), Blossom’s on Main (Ridgeland) or Graybar Fence (Beaufort) or are $25 at gate. 7-11 p.m., Ridgeland Farmer’s Market. (843) 321-0940 or thomasheyward.org. PLEASE NOTE: WE MAKE EVERY EFFORT POSSIBLE TO SEE THAT THE INFORMATION IN OUR CALENDAR OF EVENTS IS ACCURATE. HOWEVER, EVENTS SOMETIMES 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. MARCH 2012 ISLAND EVENTS 63
cGolf Chart * Denotes Private ** Guest Policy ✮ Night Play Available
# Of Holes
Adventure Cove, Hwy. 278 at Folly Field Rd. ✮
Arthur Hills at Palmetto Dunes
Arthur Hills Course at Palmetto Hall
Par Length Rating
Barony, Port Royal Plantation
Bear Creek*, Hilton Head Plantation
Bloody Point, Daufuskie Island Resort
Country Club of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Plantation
Crescent Pointe Golf Club, Mainland, Hwy. 278
Devil’s Elbow North*, Moss Creek
Devil’s Elbow South*, Moss Creek
Dolphin Head*, Hilton Head Plantation
Eagle’s Pointe Golf Club, Mainland, Hwy. 278
George Fazio, Palmetto Dunes
Golden Bear Golf Club, Indigo Run
Golf Club at Indigo Run*
Haig Point Golf Club*, Daufuskie Island
Harbour Town Golf Links, The Sea Pines Resort
Heron Point, The Sea Pines Resort
Hidden Cypress Golf Club, Mainland, Sun City
Hilton Head National, Mainland, Hwy. 278
Island West Golf Club, Mainland, Hwy. 278
Legendary Golf, Wm. Hilton Pkwy. ✮
Legendary Golf, Pope Ave. ✮
Long Cove*, Long Cove Club
Melrose Golf Club, Daufuskie Island
Ocean Course, The Sea Pines Resort
Okatie Creek Golf Club, Mainland, Sun City
Old Carolina Golf Club, Mainland, Hwy. 278
Old South Golf Links, Mainland, Hwy. 278
Oyster Reef, Hilton Head Plantation
Pirates Island Adventure Golf, Hwy. 278 ✮
Planter’s Row, Port Royal Plantation
Robber’s Row, Port Royal Plantation
Robert Cupp Course, Palmetto Hall
Robert Trent Jones, Palmetto Dunes
Rose Hill Golf CLub, Mainland, Hwy. 278
Sea Pines Country Club*, The Sea Pines Resort
Shipyard Golf Club, Shipyard Plantation
Spanish Wells Golf Club**, Spanish Wells
Wexford*, Wexford Plantation
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cDirectory of Advertisers MonEric Fishing Charters Pg. 63 Nature Cruise w/Lunch or Dinner at Marshside Mama’s Pg. 50 Outside Hilton Head Pg. 55 Outside Palmetto Bluff Pg. 55 Palmetto Bay Parasail Pg. 61 Palmetto Bay Watersports Pg. 50 Pedals Pg. 45 Riding Tigers Bike Rentals Pg. 59 The Sea Pines Resort Pg. 71 Segway of Savannah Pg. 56 Vacation Comfort Bike Rentals Pg. 57 Yankee Pedaler Bike Rental Pg. 53
LODGING & REAL ESTATE RECREATION 2012 Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival Pg. 11 Adventure Cruises Pg. 51 Bicycle Billy’s Pg. 55 The Bike Doctor Pg. 51 Blue Water TackleShop Pgs. 36-39 Commander Zodiac Pg. 51 Dolphin Discoveries Pg. 47 Dolphin Seafari Pg. 50 Drifter Pg. 49 Gullah Heritage Trail Tours Pg. 53 Gypsy Pg. 49 H2O Nature Center Pg. 59 H2O Parasail Pg. 57 Harbour Town Adventures Enviro Tours Pg. 48 Hilton Head Bicycle Company Pg. 46 Hilton Head Wake Sports Pg. 61 Island Explorer Pg. 57 Island Queen Dolphin Nature Tour Pg. 54 Kayak Hilton Head Pg. 47 Lawton Stables Pg. 50 Legendary Golf Pg. 63 Low Country Nature Tours Pg. 56 LowSea Bike, Beach & Baby Rentals Pg. 48 May River Excursions Pg. 48
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Hilton Head Accommodations Pg. 9 Palmetto Sands Realty Pg. 23 Resort Source Timeshare Resales Pg. 9 South Beach Inn & Vacation Rentals Pgs. 36-39
ARTS & SERVICES Arts Center of Coastal Carolina Pg. 67 Fountain Spa Pg. 27 HiltonHead.com Pg. 65 Hilton Head Island Photography Pg. 24 Legacy Design Photographers Pg. 25 Memory Lane Portraits Pg. 27
RESTAURANTS & LOUNGES British Open Pub Pg. 15 Captain John’s Galley at The Salty Dog Cafe Pgs. 36-39 Casey’s Sports Bar & Grille Pg. 13 Chart House Pg. 13 Crazy Crab Pg. 3 ELA’s Blu Water Grille Pg. 16 Frosty Frog Cafe Daiquiri Bar Pg. 17
Hilton Head Brewing Company Pg. 15 It’s Greek To Me Pg. 15 Jake’s Salty Dog Pizza Pgs. 36-39 Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta & Steak House Pg. 7 Land’s End Tavern Pgs. 36-39 The Market Street Cafe Pg. 19 The Salty Dog Cafe Pgs. 36-39 Stellini Italian Restaurant Pg. 21 Top of the Kingfisher Pg. 7 The Wreck of The Salty Dog Pgs. 36-39
SHOPS & BUSINESSES Birkenstock Barefootin’ Pg. 30 Camp Hilton Head Pg. 2 Coligny Hardware Pg. 41 Designs By Cleo Pg. 34 Forsythe Jewelers Pg. 43 Fresh Produce Pg. 35 Frosty’s Closet Pg. 15 Harbour Town Shops Pg. 71 Hilton Head Shirt Company Pg. 2 Hospice Community Thrift Pg. 34 Island Fudge Shoppe Pg. 40 Island Quilters Pg. 41 Island Winery Pg. 19 Jake’s Cargo Pgs. 36-39 Jake’s Shore Thing Pg. 33 Jamaican Me Crazy Pg. 32 The Litter Box Pg. 33 Outside Hilton Head Pg. 55 Piggly Wiggly Pg. 20 Salty Dog T-Shirt Factory Pgs. 36-39 & 72 The Shops at Sea Pines Center Pg. 71 South Beach General Store Pg. 2 Tanger Outlets Pgs. 4 & 5 Tropical Outfitters Pg. 31
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Outdoor Resorts RV Park
The Beachwalk Hotel
Holiday Inn Oceanfront
Comfort Inn South
The Metropolitan Hotel
Marriott’s Grand Ocean Resort
South Beach Marina Inn
The Inn At Harbour Town
Marriott’s Harbour Club
Marriott’s Heritage Club
Hilton Head Harbour RV Resort & Marina
Daufuskie Island Resort & Spa
Marriott’s Welcome Center
The Westin Resort & Spa
Marriott’s Barony Beach Club
Hilton Head Beach & Tennis
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
Hilton Head Suites
Red Roof Inn
Crowne Plaza Resort
Park Lane Hotel & Suites
Outdoor Resorts RV Park
Bluewater Resort & Marina
The Spa On Port Royal Sound
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cEvents Puzzle ACROSS CLUES 1. Angler does this. 5. Sand____. 8. Close up shot. 12. The Market Street Cafe – An Island favorite for ____ 25 years. 13. LPGA’s Dahliof. 14. Yankee Pedaler – Rent 2 or more bikes for 1 week for only $19.50 ____. 15. Eastern European Empire: Abbr. 16. Needed for college. 17. National Teachers Exam: Abbr. 18. British Open Pub – Pub style restaurant with golf ____ & memorabilia. 20. The Crazy Crab – ____ inside or join us on our outside deck. 22. Stellini for ____. 25. Piggly Wiggly with Bakery/____. 28. Kingfisher – Waterfront dining, inside or ____. 29. Hilton Head Brewing Co. with a ____ array of food and drinks. 33. Carey North navigating buyers and sellers through today’s ____ estate market. 35. Archaic pronoun. 37. A small retail store. 39. 2012 Hilton Head Island Wine ____ Food Festival, March 5-10. 40. Frosty’s Closet for ____ of your frog wear needs. 41. Imagery Interpretation Report: Abbr. 43. Land’s End Tavern – Serving everything from ____ seafood to delicious steaks. 45. The Gypsy – All cruises leave out of South Beach ____. 48. ____ Angeles. 49. Casey’s Sports Bar & Grille – Special drink prices ____ day. 51. Golfer __ __ Points. 53. LPGA’s ____ Ping Lin. 54. A river in central Germany. 55. Ruling: Abbr. 56. To really experience the Island you ____ to see Sea Pines. 58. International organization. 60. Fountain Spa – We sell an array of natural products, like body ____. 61. Warm up at The Salty ____ Cafe’s heated outdoor bar! 62. Commander Zodiac for the sheer pleasure of being ____ close with nature. 63. National Book Trust Organization: Abbr. 70 ISLAND EVENTS MARCH 2012
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DOWN CLUES 1. Hilton Head Shirt ____. 2. Greeting. 3. Dolphin Seafari Nature Cruises – ____ sea creatures up close. 4. Jake’s Cargo for a pet toy or gourmet ____. 5. The Island Fudge Shoppe with the ____ homemade confections anywhere. 6. Hummingbird. 7. Riding Tigers Bike Rentals – See ad for money off weekly ____. 8. The Shops at Sea Pines ____. 9. Salty Dog T-Shirt Factory for a Salty Dog shirt or ____. 10. MonEric Fishing Charters – Bait, tackle & ____ included. 11. Golfer __ __ Horgan. 19. Rapid access vehicle: Abbr. 21. Legendary Golf – See ____ for coupon. 22. Tennis’ Kimberly ____. 23. Symbol for element gold. 24. Birkenstock Barefootin’ with 300 different ____ for children and adults. 26. To acquire knowledge. 27. Golfer ____ Leggatt. 30. The Wreck Of The Salty Dog Cafe with the same spirit ____ The Salty Dog Cafe. 31. Quiet.
32. Island Quilters for kits & tools for beginner ____ expert quilters. 34. Load: Abbr. 36. Golfer Ernie ____. 38. Animal virus. 40. Kayak Fishing with Outside Hilton Head – Tours scheduled ____ optimal tides. 42. Roman second. 43. O Cat Fishing Charters – Quality ____, spin & sport experience. 44. Legacy Design Photographers – Enjoy viewing your Hilton ____ portraits the next day. 45. It’s Greek To Me – Kids ____ available. 46. Symbol for element argon. 47. Pedals for hybrid bikes & ____ tricycles. 50. Nickname for Violet. 52. Vacation Comfort Bike Rentals – We ____ rent cribs, strollers & more. 54. LPGA’s ____ Mallon. 55. Chart House – Enjoy awardwinning prime ____. 57. Executive Office: Abbr. 59. Palmetto Bay Watersports – Free parking & ____ gate fees. 60. Lawton Stables – A “must-visit” when ____ Hilton Head Island. Puzzle Answer on Page 55.
From the Lighthouse of Harbour Town and The Shops at Sea Pines Center to the Cape Cod Fishing Village of South Beach Marina, Sea Pines has it all. That’s because we started it all. We have the beaches. We have the restaurants. We have the shopping, golf, tennis, bike paths, horse back riding, kayaking and watersports. We have everything you want from Hilton Head. So if you want to really experience the island, you need to see where it all began, and see Sea Pines!
Harbour Town • South Beach • Sea Pines Center
3 Locations INSIDE SEA PINES
232 S Sea Pines Dr • 843-671-2232 T-Shirt Shop Open 7 Days A Week 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Jake’s Cargo Open 7 Days A Week 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM See centerspread for directions.
OUTSIDE SEA PINES
67 Arrow Road • 843-842-6331 Open 7 Days A Week Monday - Saturday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Sunday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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