January 2007



Meet Jimmy Leppert - Celebrate Hilton Head's Bachelor of the Year

In October of 2006, Celebrate Hilton Head called for submissions for its inaugural Bachelor of the Year contest. Personal questionnaires were reviewed by 20 single women, who ranked each fella’s application separate from his submitted photo. Once the panel of women had narrowed down the…
Author:Jean Wharton



All Jazzed Up at the Jazz Corner

Music only knows what the people feel, so what better way to begin celebrating a new year, than swinging to some jazz? It just feels good. Nestled in the back corner of the Village at Wexford shopping center, The Jazz Corner embraces a perfect blend of…
Author:Della Bowling



Kinghorn Insurance - Giving Small Business a Boost

Every day, small business owners practice a variety of professions: accounting, managing, sales and bookkeeping, to name a few. No one ever said operating a small business was easy; and these days it can be more challenging than ever. Government regulations and labor laws are…


It Could Be Worse...and You Think Your Job is Bad!

Death really isn’t a funny subject (unless maybe the ones dying are mimes). But eventually, death smiles at us all, and all we can do is smile back. It’s when we ponder the fragility of our lives that we are able to put some things…
Author:Craig Hysell



Real Living Associates Living Real

What do you get when you mix a little (homemade) Cabernet Bordeaux, a passion for travel, and two Hilton Head Island real estate agents? The answer: Dino DiNenna and Ashley Lashbrook, members of the Real Living in the Low Country real estate company, a franchise…
Author:Paul deVere



New Year's Resolutions - Five Tips For Keeping Yours

Now that the New Year is officially here, maybe it’s time to say goodbye to some bad habits and hello to a happier and healthier you.

Author:Teresa Fitzgibbons



The Super Bowl's SUPER Beginnings

On January 15, 1967, the very first AFL-NFL World Championship Game was played at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before 61,946 fans. Two Midwestern football teams minted the credibility of their sport in a contest as unique, as large and as loud as the United States,…
Author:Craig Hysell



Cork vs. Screw Cap - The Debate Continues

In the wine world, there is much debate on how a bottle of wine should be sealed. Should a cork fill the spot, or would a twist-off make the wine last longer? This is a hotly debated subject among winemakers, critics and consumers. Opinions vary. THE…
Author:Krissy Cantelupe



Hooked On Video Games - Is it a Guy Thing?

Football season is winding down; the holidays are over; and it’s cold outside. With little else to do, video games are big right now, especially considering the new Play Station 3 and Nintendo Wii that hit stores just before Thanksgiving. Gaming is especially popular among…
Author:Melinda Copp



Forget Resolutions: A New Outlook on Weight Loss

It’s that time of year again, when there’s a feast waiting around every corner and too few hours in the day. Daylight is becoming a rare commodity, and the last thing on your mind is heading out for a walk. Americans have a lot to…
Author:George K. Newell



Editor's Note - January

I resolve not to make any resolutions this year. That way I may actually accomplish something. Exercise more, eat less, quit smoking, save money- the list goes on. But what about making fun resolutions you are sure to keep? How about “I resolve to spend…
Author:Maggie Washo



The Magnificent Storyteller - John Jakes

“This is our 14th book signing, and it’s just great,” said Phil Henry, co-owner of Jump and Phil’s, smiling as he looked over the hundreds of people filling his unpretentious pub. It was standing room only for the scheduled two-hour signing that stretched into three.…
Author:Paul deVere



Flowers By Paula - Everything's Coming Up Roses

When Paula Brown moved to Bluffton two years ago, she traded her corporate career for a new life. Accustomed to the hustle and bustle of Washington, D.C., the former investment banker-turned-florist discovered the beauty and tranquility of the Lowcountry and the joy of a job…
Author:Linda Hopkins



Our Neighbors, Our Friends, Our Town

During the holiday season, we all hear about supporting small businesses by shopping local. But once the holidays pass, the subject tends to get dropped, and many of us forget about the importance of keeping money in the local economy. In reality, shopping local every…
Author:Melinda Copp



Faux Glows - Keep Your Summer Tan Year Round

Summer sun has come and gone but that doesn’t mean your sexy island tan has to fade away with the season. Sun worshippers and skin activists can unite and “Celebrate!” at Club Tan, located in Orleans Plaza. This intimate and colorful two-story “sun spa” features state-of-the-art…
Author:Della Bowling



Fast -Teks...Before You Throw Your Computer in the Lagoon

If you haven’t noticed, the digital age is upon us. From South Beach to Sun City, sophisticated computer systems are as common as coffee makers—which makes Shireen Place very happy. As owner of the Fast-teks franchise for southern Beaufort County, an onsite computer services company,…
Author:Paul deVere



Security With A Smile - Keith Kelson of Sea Pines

Have you ever tried to explain gate passes, plantation entrances or security check-in to someone who isn’t from Hilton Head Island? If you have, then you understand how utterly bizarre our system of security and identification may seem to the outside world. Besides the fact…
Author:Jean Wharton



Vignettes from OWLTOWN

Owltown School. Standing alone. One room. Eight grades. Irish Valley. Paxinos. PA. The mid ‘40s. Owltown wasn’t a school year-round, of course. Gertie Kramer took her teacher books, locked the door May 29, and we were gone until…
Author:Dennis Malick



The Society of Orpheus & Bacchus Returns to Hilton Head Island

On All Hallow’s Eve in 1938, twelve of the sweetest voices at Yale converged on Mory’s Temple Bar to form an a cappella group unlike any other. This group went without a name until they capitalized on a backhanded compliment received at a party—heard above…
Author:Celebrate Hilton Head




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