April 2009



The Truth about Mothers and Daughters

Few things are certain, courageous Mothers, but here is one: No matter what type of relationship you have with your daughter, she will always be seeking your approval, even if she never admits it and especially if she never receives it. Even…
Author:Lindsey Hawkins



Editor’s Note: April 2009

Deadlines, Story Ideas, and other Pertinent Information. Or, in the words of Jerry McGuire… Help Me Help You! We (CH2 & CB2) like to tell stories creatively. And by “creatively,” I don’t mean “the fish that got away was HUGE!” stories, but more like “a fresh approach to…
Author:Maggie Washo



Your Mom’s Island Original: Hilton Head’s Bloody Mary Mix is “Juhhst” Right

A proper Bloody Mary can be a bit temperamental. The reason is simple enough: Those of us who enjoy them can be slightly particular as to what constitutes a good one. Some are too spicy, some are too bland, and some are juhhhst right. Of…
Author:Craig Hysell



What’s Good Here? The Bartender’s Guide to Bartenders

Bartenders. To some they are the answer to a prayer, to others they are heathens peddling legal sin. They can seem like a close friend—practically family—to some of us; to others they’re merely “the person standing in front of the booze.” They can be quick…
Author:Craig Hysell



Definitely Not Your Father’s Golf

It has a certain ring to it: “street legal.” It sounds like a new television series on FOX .The good guys in, say, a STAR-B48 Bubble 2 chasing the bad guys in some boring two passenger rig you could find at virtually any golf course.…
Author:Paul deVere



The Studio: Fine Art and Fine Dining

In this economic downturn, going out to eat should be more than just dinner in a restaurant. It should be a memorable experience. Walking into The Studio, nestled under the live oaks at 20 Executive Park Rd., just off of Pope Ave., words like elegance,…
Author:Jody Bufkin



Betty Melkon on Facebook: It’s not just for kids anymore

Betty Melkon isn’t one to take the challenging economy and real estate market at face value. Instead, the successful and enterprising realtor is using Facebook and other Internet networking and marketing tools to adapt to the changing real estate environment. A licensed Realtor for Charter…
Author:Ann DeMart



The Day the Verizon Heritage Didn’t Disappear

“Basically it came down to a phone call,” said Mike Stevens. In this case, the “it” was the future of the Heritage. It was 1986. Stevens, now president of the Champions Tour, was tournament director of the Heritage. In question was whether there would be…
Author:Paul deVere



Better “Boo”-lieve It! Two-time Heritage Winner, Boo Weekley, is shootin’ for his third jacket & jackpot

Call it a “turkey” (three consecutive strikes in bowling), a “hat trick” (hockey lingo) or “trifecta” (horse racing), whatever term you like, but two-time Verizon Heritage winner Boo Weekley is back and shootin’ to win his third stylin’ plaid jacket and $1 million-plus, first-place jackpot.…
Author:Blanche T. Sullivan



Back in the Game

In 2003, Todd Barranger was in two elite groups. Having earned his PGA Tour card, he was one of the 125 golfers in the world (number of golfers on the planet: about 61,000,000) who had one. He was also one of approximately 8,000 people in…
Author:Paul deVere



Spring Into Clean

It’s that time again…SPRING! It’s time for warmer weather, outdoor activities, and most importantly—a good spring cleaning. Now some of you may think that the dust bunnies in the corners of your floor and the gray fuzz on your ceiling fans add character to your…
Author:Amy Ross



Celebrate the Season with Wine

Celebrating is one of my favorite things in the world—whether it’s a birthday, anniversary or just a beautiful spring night, celebrating is fun! And what better way to celebrate than with wine? Here are just a few suggestions to get your party going. Host a “sangria…
Author: Krissy Cantelupe



Banana Open Junior Challenge

A large banana has been sighted around Hilton Head Island and Bluffton. Hard at work promoting next month’s Banana Open Junior Challenge tennis event, the banana visited local high school tennis teams and even went to a party or two. It is fitting that the…
Author:Samantha Oppenheimer



It Could Be Worse

Ahh, springtime in the States. Our house begins to renew itself. Perspective feels a little warmer, smells a little better, looks a little prettier. The literal rejuvenation of the earth refreshes the ephemeral spirit in all of us, and the idea of what’s possible somehow…
Author: Craig Hysell



Dana Ashworth: The Electric Piano’s Unscripted S

Everybody has a story. We all have trials and triumphs in our lives which we regard as the foundation of why we are who are and why we do what we do. Dana Ashworth’s story is no different, it’s just that the “how” is a…
Author:Craig Hysell



Mike Taylor: What Monkey Business Sounds Like

Mike Taylor’s a big guy. He leans back in his chair. His office has the cluttered, hectic look of a man who’s busy putting things together. Busy going somewhere. For now, he’s calm, perhaps even centered; but it’s impossible not to notice the energy straining…


What you need to know about...Insurance

I know Insurance is boring, but it’s something you have to deal with in your financial life. The good news is that you don’t have to bury yourself in the details to be smart about insurance. You just have to stick with a few basic…
Author:Lewis Wessel



He Says - She Says: The Verizon Heritage

He Says April is here, and you know what that means. Sure, there will be the occasional showers that will help May flowers and all that jazz, but I’m talking big time PGA golf. It’s Heritage time and there’s nothing like Hilton Head Island’s most prestigious…
Author:Keith Kelson & Jean Wharton



Savvy Style, Unsurpassed Service The Porcupine has a passion for fashion… and people

“When you buy in a shop, you buy what you discover, what you might have had no intention of buying.”—Karl Lagerfeld, fashion icon defending “Selective Distribution.” Like the legendary Lagerfeld, local Avis Rollison, owner of The Porcupine, agrees that, while modern society is entrenched in the…
Author:Blanche T. Sullivan



Brian Dralle Wants to Build Your New Home

“I grew up around (construction) all my life. My dad used to buy ‘fixer-uppers,’ renovate them, and sell them,” said Brian Dralle. The growing up part was in Chicago. All that sawdust must have gotten to him. His degree, from Ohio State University, is in…
Author:Paul deVere



HILTON HEAD SEAFOOD FEST • APRIL 25 EVENT TO SUPPORT CANCER RESEARCH, ISLAND RECREATION.

January 21, 2009 – Coligny Plaza and The David M. Carmines Memorial Foundation announced that they will sponsor the second annual Hilton Head Island Seafood and Arts Festival, April 25. After a 20 year hiatus, the festival resurfaced in 2008 hosting record…


April Calendar

PROMISING PICASSO ART EXHIBIT April 24- May 3, 12-5PM Mall at Shelter Cove The student art exhibition presents art by students grades three through 12 in an exciting gallery setting. The Promising Picassos program was designed to showcase student talent and encourage continued studies in the arts. …


The Salty Dog—Canine Chic

Goodbye Kitty; Hello Doggie. What is it about Jake, that Salty Dog? The legendary retriever captivates everyone who encounters his furry little face and yellow sou’wester hat. From his very first appearance on a few T-shirts that promoted his home, the Salty Dog Café, Jake has…
Author:Ann DeMart




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