December 2009



Turkey For Dummies: Turkey with Apple Stuffing

Ingredients: 4 cups apples, peeled, cored and chopped 3 cups of sliced almonds 1 ½ cups chopped celery 1 ½ cups of chopped onion ½ cup of butter 2 tsp of ground cinnamon 2 tsp poultry seasoning 12 cups of cubed bread 1 cup raisins 1 cup apple juice 3 eggs whisked (1) 16…
Author:Celebration Events Catering



Swine Flu

The H1N1 swine flu virus has sent a panic through many people in our country. The virus emerged here at the end of the last U.S. flu season and wreaked havoc both in the Americas and abroad. Now, as we head into the height of…
Author:Jame F. Gigante, M.D.



Family Affair: Heritage Fine Jewelry

Some say that family and business don’t mix—the theory being that one relationship will strain the other. But one Hilton Head Island family is putting that theory to the test. At Heritage Fine Jewelry, Patti Catalano-Braddock and her three children have discovered the formula for…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Local Real Estate Market

There’s trouble in the economy, have you heard? Banks are failing, the auto industry is struggling, people are getting “downsized” and, in real estate, home values are down, foreclosures are up, it’s difficult to get a mortgage and nothing’s selling. Now that we’ve got that out…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr.



Things to Do: A Holiday List that Leads to Pure Bliss

There is a little inscription on my electric pink to-do list stationery that reads, “I want to be Barbie—that bitch has everything.” Well, my list is several pages and counting this month, and I often imagine what it would feel like to just shred up…
Author:Kate Hanzalik



Put a Little PEP In Your Christmas

Watch out! Don’t cry. Don’t pout. Why? Not only is Santa Claus coming to town, but the Target Band has just released their new Christmas CD. And if this doesn’t put some jolly in your jingle, nothing will. In addition to the band’s soulful renditions…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



He Says, She Says: Marriage

Is marriage an outdated institution? I’m a big fan of romance and love, so I don’t agree with the opinion that it’s outdated. The family is still the basic building block of most stable, productive societies, and marriage is one of the most important building…
Author:Keith Kelson & Jean Wharton



BOOK REVIEW: The Caddie Master at Augusta National

When Tripp Bowden first went to Augusta National, he went to fish. He calls it a “fishing haven.” He didn’t like golf at all, because the game took up too much of his physician dad’s time. His fishing partner was Freddie Bennett, the “Legendary Caddy…
Author:Paul deVere



A (Fictional?) Day in the Life of a Realtor (It's NOT as easy as it looks)

When I first got into the real estate business, I was a vibrant, strapping lad. The economy was moving along at the speed of light and the possibilities were endless. As we come to the end of a second year of the dreaded “R” word…
Author:I.d. Liktasellahaus :o)



Give Thanks with Gewürztraminer

Many wines would pair well with your Thanksgiving turkey, but one of the favorites is a white wine called Gewürztraminer. No, it’s not another way to say “Bless you” after someone sneezes, rather it is quite a fun, aromatic wine that pairs extremely well with…
Author:Krissy Cantelupe



TAFFETA: The Art of Fashion

Put Yourself In The Picture At Taffeta If flipping through style magazines has you befuddled about what to wear, you are not alone. Unless you are over-tall, under-age and under-weight, chances are what you see on the printed page will not fit your body or your…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Comfort (Catered) Food

If you’ve got a kid (or grandkid) who plays soccer or baseball, or you’ve been to Wingfest or Sunset Cinema at Shelter Cove Community Park, you’ve probably seen the custom-made hotdog cart. Serving Hoffman’s German franks and snappies, with apron and paper butcher’s hat, is…
Author:Paul deVere



Holiday Gift Guide: FOR HIM

We assume “the guy who has everything” doesn’t “need” anything. He may not even “want” anything because he thinks he already has everything (although that is never the case — the gentleman that appreciates the finer things in life knows all of the things he…


IT'S SUNDAY!! Is There a Doctor in the House?

It happens. When you have a hammer in your hand, everything looks like a nail. Including your thumb, which you just hit and think might be broken. Of course, it’s Sunday morning. That’s when you’ll meet either Dr. Joel Johnson or Dr. Lydia Torres-Rozof at Main…
Author:Paul deVere



What You Need To Know About...Real Estate Tax Advantages

Is real estate a good investment right now? Damned if I know. What I do know is that the tax laws related to real estate investment and ownership, particularly the ownership and sale of a personal residence, are a smorgasbord of goodies for taxpayers. Here’s…
Author:Lew Wessel



Proust Interview: Courtney Naughton

Call her a Yankee. But it won’t be long now before the Bluffton state of mind transforms another fast-talking “foreigner” to a genuine southern belle. Prior to her southern migration, Courtney Naughton earned her undergraduate degree in social work and a master’s in corporate communication,…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Corridor: Review Board

In her 1970 release, “Big Yellow Taxi,” Joni Mitchell sings: “They paved paradise to put up a parking lot.” The story behind the song goes that Mitchell wrote it during a trip to Hawaii. She looked out her hotel window at a beautiful mountain vista,…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr.



College Life Comes to Bluffton

She laughed. She cried. She is Kate Torborg, Student Life Director for the University of South Carolina Beaufort. She is one of the first people students meet when they arrive on campus, and it is her job to make sure their college experience is everything…
Author:Courtney Naughton



GOLF TIPS FROM A PRO: The Proper Way (Part 1 of a 3 Part Series)

Pete Popovich, Golf Performance Academy In the past 15 years, the average golfer’s handicap has not come down (the average handicap for men is 16.1 and for women is 29.2). In spite of all the knowledge on swing instruction and how to fix the golf swing,…
Author:Pete Popovich



RADIANCE: Harbour Town Boutique is Love at First Sight

If you want directions to an adorable shopping experience, take Greenwood Drive in Sea Pines to Plantation Drive, then take a right at Lighthouse Road. Take that to the edge of Calibogue Sound, park in the Lighthouse lot and walk quickly to Radiance, a boutique…
Author:Kate Hanzalik



The Reilley Family: Nature or Nurture?

The Reilleys have “restaurant running” in their blood When so many members of a family are in the same business or field, you tend to wonder if they inherited the tendency or if they’ve simply learned from their environment. Whatever the cause, the effect of the…
Author:Ann DeMart




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