April 2008



New Hope for Smokers

Does anyone have a kind word anymore for smokers? If you smoke, you are maligned by strangers, ostracized from public places and taxed beyond belief by local and state governments. Social workers accuse you of child abuse. Environmentalists blame you for pollution. Doctors harp about…
Author:Theresa Jackson



A Town is Born: Part 3

On August 5, 2008, Hilton Head Island will be celebrating its 25th “birthday” as an incorporated municipality—a town. Why becoming a town was so crucial and interviews of those who helped make it happen will be the subject of several articles in CH2. That one,…
Author:Paul deVere



Silver Greens: Dolphin Head Celebrates 25 Big Ones

When you have members describe the golf course superintendent who was there when they turned tomato fields into fairways (1974), as “absolutely awesome,” you have to take notice. “Supers” are not usually praised. Rather, they are usually blamed for every (“the greens are too fast,”…
Author:Paul deVere



5 Reasons to Celebrate Rebecca Verbosky

1. Rebecca Verbosky hails from Morgantown, WV where she earned her PhD in What Not To Do and Masters in Verbal Communication. 2. Before becoming the Director of Sales for Celebrate Magazine, she worked with a team of local financial advisors as a Registered Sales Associate. 3.…
Author:Celebrate Magazine



Editor's Note: April 2008

So my friends, in honor of April Fool’s Day, have a good chuckle whenever possible. Find humor in something that would ordinarily frustrate you. Get some perspective. Be silly. You might live longer. Or you might not. But either way, you’ll be a happier person!…
Author:Maggie Washo



Tee it Up in Style

For too long, the terms “golf” and “fashion” have rarely shared the same sentence, at least in a positive sense. Historically, golfers have either been criticized for their dull, stodgy attire or ridiculed for their attempts at fashion (loud-patterned sweaters, white belts and day-glow pants).…
Author:Linda Hopkins



Hilton Head Seafood Festival Returns

April 26 event to support cancer research, Island Recreation Every life, no matter how brief, serves a purpose, leaving behind a footprint on hearts touched along the way. David M. Carmines is a good example of a young man, who though no longer with us here…
Author:Linda Hopkins



Do You Have What it Takes to Go Pro?

So you want to be a pro golfer? Who wouldn’t? Think about it, life in the Lowcountry, more golf courses than you can shake a palmetto branch at, short (if at all) winters… Being a golf professional on and around our little piece of land…
Author:Jim Bucci



Annie! at the Main Street Youth Theatre

Fourteen middle school girls stand around, panting and sweaty. “Can we please get a drink of water?” the girls refrain as soon as the action stops. Immediately after hearing the OK, they all rush by with an exaggerated, “Thank you!” As they bound past, the leader…
Author:Whitney Farmer



Politics and Water: Part One

Don’t think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm. —Malayan Proverb You wake up in the morning, brush your teeth, shower, put on the coffee pot, maybe have time to water the flower beds or fill up the kids’ inflatable splash pool. You come…
Author:Larry Hughes



Portofino: Accent on Home

Just as the right earrings, necklace or belt can make or break your fashion statement, so beautiful home accessories add the “wow” factor to a room. Now, instead of searching the world over for those perfect home accents, one small store in Bluffton, SC, brings…
Author:Linda Hopkins



RX for Finding Mr. Right

I was holding court in Publix a few weeks ago, giving a young man valuable advice about using the Needler in Halo 3, his jump shot and his burgeoning love life. After we finished our brief talk, a cute thirty-something brunette tapped my shoulder. Could…
Author:Dr. Q. Pidd



It Could Be Worse: Facing Chordoma

Life needs perspective. Without perspective circumstances get out of hand quickly. People can get wrapped up in all the wrong sorts of details. Unfortunately levity is fickle, often leaving us when we need it the most. So what happens when your world suddenly crumbles? Amidst war…
Author:Craig Hysell



What's the Soup Today...at the Market Street Cafe

There must have been something tasty-but-preternatural in the water in the early 1980s. During this era, Whitney Houston and George Michael were at their peaks, the Berlin Wall finally came down, the sitcom Cheers was aired, and Market Street Café of Hilton Head Island opened.…
Author:Miranda Spencer



He Says, She Says: Are We A Couple?

He Says Most guys are too dense to even notice the warning signs. Like the proverbial lightning bolt from the blue, they wake up one day and wham!! It’s happened. Nights that used to be filled consuming leftover pizza, quaffing multiple cases of Mountain Dew while…
Author:Keith Kelson & Jean Wharton



Fairway to Heaven at the Village Golf Shop

Attention golfers! Forget the pearly gates and streets of gold. One trip to The Village Golf Shop and you’ll discover heaven here on earth. No other golf facility in the area offers a more complete array of equipment, apparel and services. Add a friendly, knowledgeable…
Author:Linda Hopkins



Hawaii: Much More than a Beach!

Aloha! Mention Maui and it immediately conjures up visions of beautiful beaches, suntanned surfers and natives dancing the expressive hula. But did you know that this tropical paradise of fun-in-the sun and world-class resorts also holds stunning mountain scenery, reclusive holiday hideaways, the world’s largest…
Author:Tim Reynolds



Something to Talk About: The New Face of Celebration Events

They’ve done it again. Just when you thought they couldn’t get any better, Celebration Events catering and event planning company has exceeded all expectations, moving their operations to a new home in Capital Business Park and, once again, taking their level of service up another…
Author:Linda Hopkins



Golden Bear: HHI's Home Course

Golden Bear’s general manager and head professional, Neil Ryan, described his course succinctly: “It’s a test of all levels.” It is also one of the most popular “tests” for golfers on Hilton Head Island, whether they are residents or visitors. Because of its location, its…
Author:Paul deVere



Homestyle Cookin' at Plantation Cafe

While I enjoy and appreciate exotic foods and fancy presentations as much as anyone, sometimes I just want Mama’s meatloaf and a mound of mashed potatoes—not fingerlings pressed through a ricer with crème fraîche and a drizzle of truffle oil, but plain Idaho potatoes, vigorously…
Author:Linda Hopkins



Behind the Ropes: How the Verizon Heritage Happens

By late Sunday afternoon, April 20, the Verizon Heritage will (if there’s no playoff, no torrential rain and no wind gusting up to 44 mph) have a champion. More than135,000 fans will have enjoyed at least part of the week that puts Hilton Head Island…
Author:Paul deVere



Wine Talk: A Taste for Sauvignon Blanc

What happens when four guys who love food and wine and who have a special affinity for Sauvignon Blanc get together? In 2003, a new winery was formed called Sauvignon Republic. Founded by John Ash, Paul Dolan, Tom Meyer, and John Buchsenstein, the winery focuses…
Author:Krissy Cantelupe



The Perfect Fit

Dr. Daniel Lawless, DMD Links the Lowcountry Perhaps Dr. Lawless can hold the military positively accountable for his realistic point of view towards life and dentistry. Or perhaps it was the degree in history and philosophy that provided him with the honest, no-fluff attitude towards his…
Author:Miranda Spencer




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