February 2007



Wine Time University at the Ocean Grille

Weary of wine lists that look like the sequel to War and Peace? Choosing a wine for dinner should not require an advanced degree, nor should it be a game of Russian roulette. Expert or novice, Ocean Grille is taking the guesswork out of making…


Looking For A Beach Body? Get in Shape Now!

Getting in shape after the holidays has its challenges. Whether you’re looking to get back into shape or starting for the first time, it always seems to be an uphill battle. Once our bodies have stored fat, it is exceedingly difficult to lose it. However,…
Author:George Newell



Rosés are Pink...and Perfect for February!

Although often thought of as a summer wine because of its crispness and lightness, rosé is actually a perfect wine for the month of February—great as a Valentine’s Day gift or just something unusual to drink. Sometimes referred to as blush wine, rosé’s pink color is…
Author:Krissy Cantelupe



Choral Society Chamber Singers to Present Midwinter Musicale

The Hilton Head Choral Society’s elite Chamber Singers will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a concert of romantic music at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at St. Andrew by-the-Sea United Methodist Church. Midwinter Musicale will feature a medley of Stephen Foster songs, traditional folk tunes and…
Author:Marie McAden



Antonio’s - Make it your Italian Restaurant

“A bottle of red, a bottle of white It all depends upon your appetite I’ll meet you any time you want In our Italian restaurant…” Everyone knows the words to this classic Billy Joel hit. It’s a story told through song about a couple, their relationship throughout the years…
Author:Jean Wharton



Local Accountant Rubs Shoulders with Rock World

What do Steely Dan and Michael Marcus, CPA, MST have in common? Twenty-one different state tax returns. Let’s start with Steely Dan. If you missed the music of the 1970s (too old, too young), you missed the jazz-rock icons, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen (Steely Dan),…
Author:Paul deVere



School Calendar Controversy

Remember the days when the school bell didn’t beckon children back to the classroom until after Labor Day? Earlier school start dates have been encroaching upon summer vacations for the past couple of decades. Like their counterparts across the state and other areas of the…
Author:Teresa Fitzgibbons



Vignettes from OWLTOWN - February

Owltown School. Standing alone. One room. Eight grades. Irish Valley. Paxinos. PA. The mid ‘40s. “Like kissing your sister” is something I never experienced, having no sisters… or brothers. In Irish Valley, there were cousins galore. If you weren’t a Goodman or a Lewis…
Author:Dennis Malick



Memories of the Golden Rose Park

The juke box was playing Marvin Gaye and Wilson Pickett. The salt breeze eased in gently from the marsh, and overhead, the Atlantic Ocean forever waved, upside down on the hand-plastered ceiling. The beer was cold. The ribs were spicy. The company was warm and…
Author:Natalie Daise



Editor's Note - February

Ahh, love! Now that’s something to celebrate. I’m not talking about the “butterflies in your stomach, can’t get enough of him/her, day-dreamy” kind of love. That, my friends, is lust. Real love is not always easy, but it is the most rewarding—for both parties. I’m referring…
Author:Maggie Washo



RX For a Successful Business

At Stephens Pharmacy, you won’t see motor oil, birthday cards, Easter baskets or light bulbs lining the aisles. There are no aisles. What you will see is owner and pharmacist, Jerry Stephens, ready to fill your prescription. “This is what a pharmacy was meant to…
Author:Paul deVere



TJ's Take & Bake - A Slice of Heaven

There’s a saying that drifts down college dorm halls and wafts about corporate conference rooms. Every now and then a co-ed or business exec can be heard to exclaim, “It’s like pizza. Even when it’s bad, it’s good.” The point being, presumably, that no matter…
Author:Craig Hysell



It Could Be Worse - St. Valentine's Day Massacre

Valentine’s Day can be rough. What to get the wife? What to get the hubby? What if you’re only dating? Doesn’t the number of months spent in a relationship produce some mathematically-acceptable gift/price logarithm? Are roses and chocolates enough these days, or are they predictably…
Author:Craig Hysell



Let the Good Times Roll..at Main Street Lanes

More and more, people are moving to Hilton Head Island and other beach communities to work, live, raise their families and pursue the average “American lifestyle,” only with a backdrop of sand, palm trees and the scent of ocean air. The primary difference in resort…
Author:Adam Joskowicz



Scott & Frances Moody - A Picture Perfect Partnership

Scott Moody was pointing and shooting a camera by the time he was old enough to say cheese. Following in his father’s footsteps, he knew early on that he would someday turn his passion for capturing images into a career. Scott moved to the United…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Murphy's Irish Pub - Good Food, Good Friends, Good Times

There is no better way to keep a healthy heart than by surrounding yourself with loyal friends in a cozy atmosphere. Be it for enjoying after-work drinks, eating dinner, or watching a sport’s match, Murphy’s Irish Pub, located in Heritage Plaza, offers a memorable experience…
Author:Jimmy Leppert



Hilton Head Rugby Club - Looking for a Few Men of Character

There is something about the struggle which humanity seems to appreciate. A certain nobility permeates our mental and physical proving grounds—those places where we lay it on the line to discover our capabilities. Virtues such as courage, heart and determination are addressed. Hours of training…
Author:Craig Hysell



Escape from the “Friend Zone”

Alcatraz, affectionately known as “The Rock,” is one of the most famous prisons on the planet. Officially, no prisoner sent there ever succeeded in escaping (alive, that is). Alcatraz’s well earned reputation as the last stop for many of the nation’s most incorrigible inmates fascinates…
Author:Keith Kelson



The Secret Life of M.C. Strong

Mary Catherine, “M.C.,” Strong knows a secret. It’s nothing new. Not really. It’s the same secret shared by many of the world’s greatest philosophers, leaders and teachers. She’s dying to tell… It’s no secret that M.C. has had a positive impact on our community. The former…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Ray & Alfreda Degheri - 50 Years of Wedded Bliss

Like water for chocolate, there was no stopping the sweet romance that began its slow simmer in a Baltimore elevator in 1953. Unbeknownst to the young couple, Ramon (Ray) Degheri and Alfreda Ostrowski, they were in for a ride that would take them much higher…
Author:Linda Hopkins



He Says, She Says - Valentine's Day

One subject. Two very different opinions. “He Says… She Says” This Month’s Topic: Valentine’s Day She Says: I do not fully understand what the conundrum is with men and Valentine’s Day. Certainly, the widespread promotion of Valentine’s Day seems largely driven by the retail industry. But in my opinion,…
Author:Jean Wharton, Tom Wharton




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