September 2009



A Tour Of Bluffton with Mayor Sulka

What do you get when you mix a pile of old tires, a half-naked mannequin, and a butcher’s knife? Believe it or not, these are just a few of the things you may find at Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka’s favorite haunts. I recently ventured out…
Author:Courtney Naughton



A Few Words About Bachelorhood...From a 5th Place Loser

I recently received the conventional forwarded e-mail from a buddy. It was titled “The World’s Shortest Fairytale” and read as such: “Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl ‘Will you marry me?’ The girl said, ‘NO!’ And the guy lived happily ever after…
Author:Erik Olson



Savannah Harley Davidson: Get The Ride of Your Life

It was 1903 when 21-year-old William S. Harley and 20-year-old Arthur Davidson put their industrious heads and hands together to create the first production Harley-Davidson motorcycle, based on Harley’s blueprint, and make it available to the public. Working from a rustic 10 × 15-foot wooden…
Author:Blanche T. Sullivan



Lowcountry Gardening Lessons: Take a Tour and Learn From the Masters

Whether you have the greenest thumb in town or don’t know a daisy from a dandelion, you won’t want to miss the Lowcountry Master Gardeners’ Educational Tour and plant sale. On October 17, 2009, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., you will have the opportunity to tour…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Finding the Right Words to Say in End-of-Life Situations

End-of-life issues touch us all. Yet being close to a person near death, especially a family member or friend, is one of the most difficult of situations, in particular when it comes to knowing what to say or how to act with the loved one. At…
Author:Lynn Brooks



Staging Your Home...

You know it’s a buyers’ market out there, but you still want to, need to, have to, sell your home. And you know there are hundreds of properties equal to, or better than, yours—homes listed for over a year. How do you position your home…
Author:Roslyn Farhi



From The Editor: Things I've Learned-Part II

In our September issue two years ago, I wrote about a few things I had learned at the “ripe old age” of 31. Well, I am happy to say, I have not stopped learning. My scope of knowledge has increased with the experiences of recent…
Author:Maggie Washo



Things Are Happening At Coligny Plaza

Now We Get to Play in the Fountain! Maybe the timing was a little off but that’s all washed away with the tide. The new Coligny Beach Park is complete and with the summer season coming to an end, we get to have all the fun.…


A Dramatic Change in Dentistry: No Pain

“Ten, 15 years ago, cosmetic dentistry looked cosmetic, artificial. But our techniques and materials have gotten so much better. We’re basically driving toward a metal-free industry,” said Dr. Kevin Fader of Island Family Dental. “Within a year, I’ll be metal free.” Fader explained that metal in…
Author:Paul deVere



Light and Magic in the Lowcountry: Take a Tour and Learn From the Masters

You just can’t decide. Watch that pay-per-view off your satellite, tune in to cable for a rerun of Monk, pop The Soloist in your DVD player, or maybe the kids want to watch Hannah Montana: The Movie, on your new Blu-ray player. Surround sound receiver…
Author:Paul deVere



He Says: Who Should Clean The House

I hate housework with a passion. Keeping a house clean is a no fun at all. I’m not really a messy person; I just hate housework. Who should clean the house, men or women? I say that the person who makes a mess should clean…
Author:Keith Kelson



Neighborhood Outreach Connection: Turning Hope into Reality

Nowadays, people can hardly get a good night’s sleep. Just try to find a few moments of free time, let alone a way to shake off the stress of work and family life. But slow down on your next drive past the Oaks Apartments. You…
Author:Dennis Adams



Beyond Weights and Workouts: Achieve Total Health and Wellness

Turn on the TV, read the paper, or surf the Net on any given day and, in addition to ample news regarding skyrocketing healthcare costs, you are sure to find numerous references to our country’s population as overweight, out of shape, too sedentary, lacking adequate…
Author:Blanche T. Sullivan



READY, SET, DECORATE: You Might Need a Designer If...

While decorating a home comes naturally to some, for others it is a daunting task. The truth is, most of us can use a little professional help. Whether you need a complete plan or just a little hand-holding along the way, engaging the services of…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



She Says: Who Should Clean The House

I love the recycling center. I love everything about it. I love sorting the glass bottles into brown, clear and green. The clinking, crashing and smashing echo of a bottle landing inside the huge metal bin delights me. It never fails to make me smile…
Author:Jean Wharton



What You Need to Know: The Financial Basics

The question I’ve been posing to friends all month is what basic financial advice to give to a 22-year-old who is fresh out of college and facing the stark reality of separation from the First Bank of Mom and Dad. Here are their consensus thoughts: No…
Author:Lew Wessel



Leading The Way: Green Building in the Lowcountry

Have you heard? Green is the future of the building industry. No, that doesn’t mean we’re all going to live in houses of the same color. “Green” is the catchall phrase for technologies and materials that improve a building’s energy efficiency. If you pay utility…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr.



Poverty in Paradise: Habitat Builds Hope for Families in Need

Imagine living in a house or apartment with no toilet, no stove, no HVAC. Imagine crowding your whole family into one tiny bedroom. Imagine leaky roofs, moldy air, faulty electrical wiring and roach infestations. Imagine living out of your car or sleeping under a bridge.…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Food, Fun, Friends, Music, and More...What's Not to Love About a FESTIVAL?!

Take just about any subject (e.g. water, dog, roofing) or food item (e.g. shrimp, crab, turnip) and add the word festival to it and you are almost guaranteed a crowd-drawing, crowd-pleasing event. Talk about marketing power! So what exactly constitutes a festival? When did festivals…
Author:Blanche T. Sullivan



Steve Carb: Proust Interview

Steve Carb is a tough guy to get to know. The spearhead of the SERG Restaurant Group and I go back 10 years. Pinning the man into one of those safe little “categories” we all like to put people in has always seemed impossible. It’s not…
Author:Craig Hysell




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