June 2007



Getting to Know an Alligator

A common sight in the Lowcountry is an alligator basking in the sun along the banks of our ponds and lagoons. For newcomers and visitors, this can be a little surprising. Historically, though, this was not always the case. Alligators were depleted from many parts…
Author:Natalie Hefter



How Beautiful the Day

There are usually no surprises. But for Keith Weinman and Alison Manwell there were a few on their wedding day they will always cherish. This couple reconfirmed the amazing phenomenon dubbed “love at first sight” or “instant success.” It was a lovely day on Nantucket in…
Author:NancyLee Honey



Editor's Note - June

There is a family of ducks living in the pond next to our office. I can’t remember when I first noticed them. But now, when I pull into our parking lot every morning, I am especially careful to make sure they aren’t crossing the…
Author:Maggie Washo



Isn’t it Time You Put Yourself First?

If the above list looks remotely familiar, perhaps its time for a to-do list makeover. Most of us take pride in being all about everyone else, putting our own needs last while we selflessly run ourselves ragged. What would happen if you turned your list…
Author:Linda Hopkins



Customers Get Small Town Service at Island Tire

Every small town has a mom-and-pop car service center that’s been there for years. People know them, trust them, recommend them, and take their cars in for everything from a gas refill to a tire rotation. For Hilton Head Island, that mom-and-pop car shop is…
Author:Melinda Copp



View from the Top of the Lighthouse

The world-famous Harbour Town Lighthouse in Sea Pines may be known as one of the island’s biggest tourist attractions, but islanders who haven’t been to the top of the lighthouse in the past five years should tie up your sneakers and get ready to climb. In…
Author:Melinda Copp



Simplify My Father's Day

I have an expensive hand-painted neck tie with hula girls delicately depicted amid coconut palm fronds. I also have a storage shed full of once desperately-needed tools that I would now be afraid to plug in. I am quite capable of buying my own socks,…
Author:Paul deVere



Put on Your Dancin' Shoes

Everywhere you look, people are swinging, shagging, cha-cha-ing, hip-hopping, tapping, tangoing, and waltzing. Under the spell of celebrities and professionals, as seen on the popular television series, Dancing with the Stars, more and more ordinary Americans are donning their dancing shoes, signing up for lessons…
Author:Linda Hopkins



The Gnomes: This is Your Father's Rock & Roll

Young artists, particularly musicians, remind us of the potential of living a life of a creative nature fully and unabashedly. Three local musicians, Kevin Early, Ryan Collins and Joey DiSilvestre, known as The Gnomes, lead just such a life. Each of them brings a myriad of…
Author:Jimmy Leppert



Summer Jams: Food, Fun & Fireworks for the Whole Family

How would you like to celebrate the Fourth of July all summer long? Thanks to Shelter Cove’s Tuesday night fireworks, you can. And thanks to the Island Recreation Association, you can avoid the crowds and parking hassles at Shelter Cove Harbour yet still enjoy the…
Author:Teresa Fitzgibbons



Outside the Ropes with D.J. Trahan

Golf is a numbers game. So let’s start with the big one: 17.16 million. That’s the National Golf Foundation’s estimate of how many male golfers there are in the U.S. today. Next is 150. That’s the number of golfers who carry the PGA Tour “card.”…
Author:Paul deVere



Old South: Public Golf Lowcountry Style

“I had no idea it was this beautiful.” That’s the reaction Head Professional, Jim Uremovich, hears most often from golfers who’ve just played Old South Golf Links for the first time. He understands completely. “I can never get over the beauty of the course—like when…
Author:Paul deVere



Legendary Golf: Where Fun is Par for the Course

For thirteen-year-old New Jersey visitor, Jackson Claudio, a trip to Hilton Head Island would not be complete without multiple visits to Legendary Golf. The same is true for the Wiley family from Ohio. “We went from having our fun to watching our kids have their…
Author:Linda Hopkins



Wine Talk: Wine on the Barbie

Summer’s here and it’s time to head to the beach, hit the golf course and of course, fire up the grill! When grilling various meats, fish, even crab legs, there are plenty of wine options to complement your meal. You can choose white, red or…
Author:Krissy Cantelupe



It Could Be Worse: Eddie Aikua

What do you get when you combine one of 20th century Hawaii’s most courageous lifeguards, a much hyped voyage on a leaking sailboat and bad weather? You guessed it. You’ve just arrived for work on the day when your job couldn’t get any worse. Eddie Aikau Edward…
Author:Craig Hysell



The Healing Power of Oxygen

Hyperbarics of Hilton Head brings state-of-the-art treatments to the Lowcountry Something new is in the air on Hilton Head Island. It’s not another invisible biting bug or mutant form of pollen. It’s pure oxygen. Available at Hyperbarics of Hilton Head, located in the LifeSpan Center, 58…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Hilton Head Veterinary Clinic: Big on Creature Comforts

No question about it. The pet industry is on the rise. With 69 million families owning pets in the U.S. (an almost 20 percent increase from 2001) and an overall 10 percent rise in spending on pet products and related services in just one year,…
Author:Paul deVere



A Passion for Peddling

Elliot “Red” Gray, the Manager of Hilton Head Bicycle Company, stays in constant motion, peddling the island’s largest rental and retail bicycle shop. “This business is full, flowing and continuous,” he said, pushing up his sleeves and exposing a Lance Armstrong “Live Strong” bracelet. Gray gets…
Author:Becca Dupps Edwards



He Says, She Says

One Topic. Two very different opinions. This Month’s Topic: Smoking She Says: By: A Non-Smoker I don’t believe that I will be the first to bring the follow statement to your attention. Smoking is bad for you and bad for others. You cannot and should not be…
Author:Smoker/ Non-Smoker



The Sensory Delights of Southern France

Bonjour! Having just returned from Southern France, I’m on sensory overload. From the verdant fields of Provence to the bustling beaches of the French Riviera and the glamorous casinos of Monaco, each day brought many surprises and delights. Back home with my memories, Provence evokes images of…
Author:Lois Dudley



Set Sail on the Pau Hana and Leave your Stress Onshore

Several sights and experiences are musts while on Hilton Head Island: sunsets on the water, Harbour Town, Daufuski Island, dolphins up close, reuniting with old friends and making new ones. Lucky for us, there is one experience that can provide all these and a fresh…
Author:Jimmy Leppert



A Father’s Day Tribute

Anthony T. Bastek July 9, 1946-November 30, 2000 So here comes Father’s Day—which doesn’t really mean much to me anymore. My father passed away November 30, 2000, and I don’t plan on having any kids. So basically it has just become a day of remembrance, like his…
Author:Tommy Bastek




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