November 2007



Editor's Note - November 2007

Our magazine is getting a makeover. As a young publication, we are still evolving and defining who we are and what we want to be when we grow up. Your positive (and negative) feedback is assisting in this process and for that, we thank-you!

Author:Maggie Washo



Where's The Beef?

Not that I want to throw a wet feed sack over a $3.5 billion industry, but I want to make this very, very clear: Thanksgiving is not our favorite day of the year. While you know me by the generic “Tom,” my real name, not…
Author:Paul deVere



Best Little Party Store in Town

Back in 1960, three very important events occurred on Hilton Head. A little phone company called Hargray opened its office on the island; George Cobb put in the island’s first golf course in Sea Pines; and Wilbert Roller, Sr. opened the first Roller’s liquor store…
Author:Paul deVere



It Could Be Worse: Down and Dirty

There are those times in everyone’s life when they look at themselves with pity—those times when desperation and depression draw the blinds on perspective; those times when our jobs or our surroundings become prisons. These are the times when we need a good kick in…
Author:Craig Hysell



Health Note: Are you Eating to Kill Stress

There are literally hundreds of different techniques to find calm in stressful or overwhelming situations. You may find one way that works or it may be a combination of a few things. Below are a few examples. You can decide what will work best for…
Author:Theresa Jackson



Well Grounded: CFDSI rolls out the Red Carpet for Customers

His family has made a living in the Oriental rug business since 1901. He sold his first rug at the age of seven. And, according to Nasser Shaheen of Commercial Flooring and Design Services, Inc. (CFDSI), the foundation of his company’s success is “setting realistic…
Author:Becca Dupps Edwards



He Says, She Says: The Pick-up Artist

He Says I’m normally not a big fan of reality television. I’ll watch an old episode of I Love Lucy or Lost in Space rather than watch some of the train wrecks that the networks trot out in the reality genre. VH1 is one the worst…
Author:Keith Kelson, Jean Wharton



Latitude Adjustment: Discover Ireland!

“Top o’ the day to ya” We left the states in bright sunny weather in May and arrived at the Shannon Airport, on the west coast of Ireland, on an equally nice day. Rain had been predicted every day, so we were surprised by the warm,…
Author:Lois Dudley



Taste of the Season 2007

Tickets are on sale now for the 18th annual Taste of the Season, a culinary celebration hosted by the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. More than 30 area restaurants will showcase menu items on Friday, November 16 from 6 until 9 p.m. at The…
Author:Press Release



Getting Inspired with Joe Bowler

What inspires you? For me, it’s just about everything. As an art lover and aspiring (though hopeless) artist, I am constantly studying art alongside everyday life. A man once stopped me on the street to tell me I had “strong eyes,” that I studied every…
Author:Melissa Koch



Hilton Head Oyster Festival 2007

“He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.” —Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels Imagine eating a slimy, mucous membrane shellfish that stinks of salt water and muck right out of the shell in the time of the Roman Empire. Imagine having the guts…
Author:Lindsey Hawkins



What do you do with a Shoebox Full of Old Photos?

Of course, everyone knows that timing is everything. But, as Dave Sanders says, “Our timing was terrible.” Fortunately, he is smiling when he says it. Five years ago, Dave and his wife, Diane, bought what is now Island Digital Photo. “We bought the business right…
Author:Paul deVere



Betting on SIDEBET$

Local Writer has Sights Set on Hollywood Question: Can a 50-year-old Pennsylvania girl, who has lived on Hilton Head Island since 1997, break into Hollywood as a screenwriter? Answer: Stay tuned. It all started when writer, Jodie Randisi, and husband, Joe, heard a funny story at a party…
Author:Paul deVere



Wine Talk: A Tour of the Biltmore Winery

This past summer, my husband and I decided to escape the Hilton Head Island heat and head to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. On our five-hour drive, we watched the outside temperature gradually drop to the mid-70s with no humidity and a fresh…
Author:Krissy Cantelupe



Palmetto Dunes Takes Reigns on Rentals and Resort Activities

Forbes magazine put Palmetto Dunes on their “11 Best Family Resorts” list. Travel & Leisure Family magazine named it the #1 family resort. The Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center is always in Tennis magazine’s “Top 50” in the nation. GolfWeek named Palmetto Dunes as the only…
Author:Paul deVere



A Holiday Trip to Fairyland

Strains of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Overture fill the air, the curtain rises and the magic of The Nutcracker begins. The dancers, so lovely, poised and graceful, are breathtaking in this beautiful piece that holds our hearts, year after year.

Author:Anne Feldman



In Case You Were Wondering...but were too Afraid to Ask!

Skydiving! All you should focus on is repeating yes to the question, “Are you ready?” I can recall being in prior situations where this was a requirement, but never a situation where if my partner wasn’t ready, I could die. So, at 13,000 feet in the air,…
Author:Lindsey Hawkins



Captain Woody's Bar & Grill

When it comes to food and beverage, locals know a good deal when they see one. Perhaps that’s the reason Captain Woody’s Bar and Grill has been a choice destination for islanders for 25 years. “We have a laid back atmosphere and plenty of good…
Author:Teresa Fitzgibbons



Turkey Trot 2007

The 19th annual Piggly Wiggly Turkey Trot brought to you by the Island Recreation Association, 5k, 10k, junior one mile run and fun walk will be held on Thanksgiving morning, November 22 at 8:15 am. The races begin and end at the Boathouse II…
Author:Press Release



Good Time Old Fashioned Fun

What’s new in Old Town Bluffton? The Bluffton Old Town Merchants Society invites everyone to find out at “Thank Goodness It’s (Third) Friday,” held the third Friday of every month on Calhoun Street from 5-8 pm. The event welcomes long time locals, newcomers, and visitors…
Author:Teresa Ftzgibbons



Two Worlds Collide

Flamingo House of Doughnuts adds Mediterranean Cafe Something’s in the air at Park Plaza. But don’t worry. The sweet smell of fried cakes and coffee wafting over the adjacent mailing facility and needlework shop is all natural and safe for the environment. Over the past two…
Author:Linda Hopkins



For the Love of Living

Get to Know Hospice of the Lowcountry “When I hear the word ‘hospice,’ it means somebody’s dying, and I ain’t dying, so I don’t know why you’re here.” —hospice patient to admissions nurse When you think of hospice, do you envision a near-comatose patient taking his…
Author:Linda Hopkins



The Arts Center: Upcoming Exhibits

The Arts Center Presents Two Extraordinary Exhibits by South Carolina Artists The African American Voice, a traveling exhibition celebrating the South Carolina Arts Commission’s 40th Anniversary, made its debut on Hilton Head Island last month and will run through November 11 in the Arts Center of…
Author:Marie McAden



Military Parents Rally Support for each Other and Troops

Goodbyes are never easy, but when a parent sees a child off to war, there are no words to describe the depth of emotion. Suddenly, the nightly news becomes a daily reality. Bluffton resident, Trish Lewis-Clark, knows how it feels to wonder when and if…
Author:Linda Hopkins



5 Reasons to Celebrate John Brackett

1) John Brackett has made Hilton Head Island his home for the last 18 years. 2) You may know that John plays the piano. But he started at age 8 with the trombone. 3) When the wind starts blowing, John heads for the water. Not…
Author:CH2




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