December 2007



5 Reasons to Celebrate John Baker

1.) In 1997 John Baker moved to Hilton Head and became a member of Programs for Exceptional People (PEP). 2.) John loves to travel. He loves trips to Sea World, the Bahamas and the mountains of North Carolina. 3.) The Special Olympics hold a special place…
Author:CH2



Camelot

The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina is giving theater patrons their Christmas wish—a magnificent new production of the Broadway classic Camelot. The Tony Award-winning play, running Dec. 5-30 in the Elizabeth Wallace Theatre, was the most requested musical of Arts Center audiences surveyed last spring.…
Author:Marie McAden



Holiday Events: December 2007

Santa Claus is coming to the Lowcountry, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to give him your wish list this holiday season! The holidays are upon us and throughout the month of December, you can celebrate the Yuletide with your family and neighbors at numerous…
Author:Teresa Fitzgibbons



The Interview

11:30 p.m. (GMT), December 1, 2007—North Pole (or there about) Author’s Note: The following interview took place in the living quarters of my subject and her husband this evening. Not that day or night mean much here at this time of the year. It’s always dark.…
Author:Paul deVere



Daufuskie Autumn Festival

A Celebration of Friendship and Good Times Twelve friends, four children under the age of 10, fresh grass, clear skies and all the oysters you can eat is the secret to fun on Daufuskie Island. Add a culture that is barely holding on after surviving forced…
Author:Lindsey Hawkins



A Tale of Two Parties

Celebrate New Year’s Eve Home-style What are you doing New Year’s Eve? You could head to a fancy restaurant, toot your noisemaker at a club, or… celebrate at home. To ring in 2008 at home, consider the following party scenarios: Over the Top If you’re ready to throw…
Author:Linda Hopkins



2008 New Year's Resolutions

Should “auld acquaintance be forgot?” Well, that depends on how bad “the old days were.” If the old days consisted of abusive relationships, smoking, overeating, dressing in ’80s garb, frosted tips and credit card debt, then maybe its time for a change, or at least a…
Author:Lindsey Hawkins



Wine Talk: December 2007

We are what we drink, or so the stereotypes would have us believe. Traditionally, Champagne drinkers were thought to be snobby and rich. But according to a modern “wine horoscope,” circulated via Internet, titled, “What Your Taste in Wine Says about You,” Champagne drinkers…
Author:Krissy Cantelupe



Meals on Wheels

Jim Smith* answered the door like anybody else would have, except that he was in a wheelchair. His arthritic hands were gnarled and full of almost a century’s worth of experiences. He grinned broadly as the strangers entering his one-bedroom apartment were introduced to him. …
Author:Craig Hysell



In Case You Were Wondering...But Were Too Afraid to Ask!

Choose to be dying of cancer or choose to be living with cancer. It boils down to this one very difficult decision. I can only imagine it would be hard to choose optimism in the face of a future possibly cut short by an illness for…
Author:Lindsey Hawkins



CQ's: Redefining Fine Dining

What does fine dining mean to you? For me, fine dining is not about indecipherable menus, pretentious waiters or which fork to use first. Fine dining is about familiar food prepared and presented in a surprising way. It’s about a relaxing atmosphere and friendly, yet…
Author:Linda Hopkins



Lettrs: Putting the Personal Touch on all your Holiday Gifts

Finding that perfect holiday gift has never been easier. For the holidays and throughout the year, a plethora of unique gifts awaits at Lettrs at Main Street, where each and every item in the store, as well as customer-owned merchandise, can be personalized for the…
Author:Teresa Fitzgibbons



There's A Little Pink House on Hilton Head Island

Art for Art Lovers or Average Joes There’s a little pink house on Hilton Head Island that accommodates hundreds of eclectic objects that peel the artistic layers of one’s own creative gift-giving instincts. It’s a house that not only contains objects, but also clever ideas, imaginative…
Author:Miranda Spencer



The Burning Rice Fields

Children shine brightly in opera performance A children’s opera sounds like a lofty endeavor. Opera in itself evokes notions of sophisticated, highbrow entertainment, far too refined for a group of children ages 6-10. Hilton Head Island, for all its amenities, attractions and appeal, certainly does not…
Author:Jean Wharton



Five Decades of Evolution: Bernard D'Andrea

One way to describe Bernard D’Andrea’s art is that it is always a verb, pushing and pulling, filled with passion, whether the subject is Vietnam in the 1960s or a Lowcountry sunset over Port Royal Sound where the paint—a generous amount of paint—is still drying.…
Author:Paul deVere



“Get me the Girl Who Writes about Trees”

“O.K., class. Who is the poet laureate of South Carolina?” A young student raises his hand. “Yes, Gerald?” Gerald, not used to public speaking, blushes slightly. “Ma’am, what’s a poet laureate?” What, indeed. And who? Unless you subscribe to The New Yorker magazine (0.3 percent of the U.S. population), the…
Author:Paul deVere



Go Ahead and Dote on Your Kids..They're Just Precious

It did not matter that she cried and screamed all day because of teething. It did not matter that she missed both her morning and afternoon naps and I got nothing accomplished—including a shower. It did not even matter that she spit up all over…
Author:Becca Dupps Edwards



Latitude Adjustment: Addicted to Africa

My husband and I first traveled to Africa 12 years ago. It left such an impression that we have since returned four times. We loved cruising the exotic Nile, exploring the tombs of Luxor, and standing in awe before Victoria Falls, but the most powerful…
Author:Hannah Reinmuth



Kiss Holiday Stress Goodbye

The Sanctuary Spa: your one-stop source for relaxation Life is stressful at the best of times. Between work commitments, family obligations and just coping with what each day throws our way, little time is left for personal care. Add holiday expectations to the mix, and you…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



It Could Be Worse: Christmas Trivia Edition

It’s not something you really notice at first. It’s not the biggest gift in the brightest wrapping paper sitting under the tree. It’s more like that surprise present, sitting in the last place you would think to look, which you somehow like the most this…
Author:Craig Hysell



The 85/15 Rule for Healthy Eating

Last night my son and I made chocolate chip cookies. The entire house was filled with the delicious aroma that only fresh baked homemade cookies can provide, and those cookies sat on the counter saying, “Eat me now.” (It’s true. I can hear them.) They…
Author:Theresa Jackson



Meet the Parents: A Christmas Tale

Sooner or later a woman will say those words that will send an icy chill down a man’s spine. The words most men dread hearing. No, not “Do these pants make me look fat?” Those other words that will produce fear even in men who’ve…
Author:Keith Kelson



New Year's Eve Fashion Inspired by 007

Say Goodbye to 007 with Fashion Inspired by Bond. James Bond. The next Bond film doesn’t come out until November, 2008, but you can live vicariously through us and these great looks for a New Year’s Eve night on the town. Claudine Montano ignites a nuclear…
Author:Photography by Anne



He Says, She Says: Holiday Gift Giving Guide for the Newly Coupled

Most guys have been there during the gift giving season. You’ve just started dating a wonderful young lady, and while you know a little about her, you don’t know exactly what gift would be appropriate for your fledgling romance. Do you buy her that snazzy…
Author:Keith Kelson, Jean Wharton



Editor's Note: December 2007

I have always been fascinated by James Bond. I never wanted to be a femme fatale or even a Bond girl. I want to be Bond. James Bond. Suave, aloof and urbane, 007 embodied danger, excitement and adventure. Created by novelist Ian Fleming in 1952,…
Author:Maggie Washo




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