May 2008



Meet the Press: 5 Reasons to Celebrate Elisabeth Reed

1. Although Elisabeth grew up celebrating a very “normal” life in Normal, Illinois, she now celebrates in a place that is anything but normal…Old Town Bluffton, where she lives with her husband Matt, one-year-old son Evan, dog Georgia and cat Reedie. 2. Our resident “green girl,”…
Author:CH2



Are You Ready? Get 'Cha Head in the Game!

Hilton Head Preparatory School presents High School Musical Art appears to imitate life in Hilton Head Prep’s production of the Disney Channel’s High School Musical, playing May 1-3 at Hilton Head High School’s Performing Arts Center Venue (VPAC). “Just like the musical’s lead character, Troy Bolton, Prep…
Author:Paula Magrini



Cooks and Books: A Fun-Filled Event Steeped in Southern Cuisine and Literature

Nearly 22 percent of residents in Beaufort County are illiterate. The number of local residents who do not speak English has surged 279 percent in recent years, causing a reported rift between employers and employees. In some circumstances, the consequences are dire: limited job opportunities,…
Author:Kate Hanzalik



Helicopters and Humvees Cause a Mighty Roar

Hilton Head Island’s 25th St. Patrick’s Day parade definitely got off to a “roaring” start as two Apache helicopters did a dramatic flyover along the parade route and two military Humvees, from the Third Infantry Division of Ft. Stewart, Georgia, headed off the popular island…
Author:Paul deVere



All Aboard: 4th Annual Yacht Hop to benefit Hospice Care of the Lowcountry

Strolling about the yacht basin at Harbour Town, do you ever wish that you could peek inside the luxury vessels docked there? Now’s your chance! On Sunday, May 4, from 6-9 p.m., you are invited to hop aboard 20 elegant yachts for an up-close and…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Doc Pat Brackett: Tougher than Your Tough

Dad said to try “training your eye on the lead horse” as they thundered down the muddy track. Naturally, my eye focuses on the hands of the driver of the sulky, his hands gripping the reins tightly as the beast strains and stretches its muscles…
Author:Steve Flannery



Smokin' the Competition: Award-Winning BBQ at the Smokehouse

Jerry Leonard has a secret. “I can’t tell you where I’m from,” Leonard said, almost immediately upon introduction. Why? “The whole New York City BBQ thing doesn’t go over well,” he laughs. While Leonard may consider his Northern origins to be something to hide, they may…
Author:Whitney Farmer



Dr. Q. Pidd: RX for Finding Mr. Right...Part TWO!

(For Snagging Mr. Right, Part 1, click here: http://www.celebratehiltonhead.com/article/811/rx-for-finding-mr-right ) So, there we were standing in Publix as she stared at her cell phone. She was in shock and could not believe that she had just emptied her beloved Friend Zone. Her phone made a…
Author:Dr. Q. Pidd



It Could Be Worse: Evan Tanner

If given enough time on this planet, a man or woman is eventually going to look in the mirror at some point and ponder one of the most difficult questions in the universe, “Who am I?” Are we the shallow visage of our material possessions?…
Author:Craig Hysell



Holy Guacamole! Make every day a fiesta at Mi Tierra

Picture this: You’ve had a long Friday at work. It is a hot summer evening. You decide to stroll down to the 3rd Friday block party on Calhoun St. in Bluffton. After the party, why not swing over to Mi Tierra for a refreshing margarita?…
Author:Erin Clemmons



He Says, She Says: Fighting

For the record, let it be known that a woman did win the first argument. Eve convinced Adam to eat the fruit from that tree after they had an argument. Adam was caught completely off guard. Eve was the perfect woman made just for him.…
Author:Keith Kelson, Jean Wharton



Great American Cleaners

People are talking about Great American Cleaners. Sales are better than ever with help from word-of-mouth buzz at cocktail parties and other gatherings, and the business has steadily become the quintessential cleaning company on Hilton head Island. So, to accommodate the growth, owners…
Author:Kate Hanzalik



Latitude Adjustment: Exotic India

Wanting to visit India since reading M.M. Kaye’s The Far Pavilions, I was excited to begin my journey. Arriving in New Delhi at 10:30 p.m., I was amazed to be in “rush hour” traffic. At midnight in September, the temperature was 100 degrees, making an…
Author:Lois Dudley



Bialystock and Bloom: The Producers arrive at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Based on the classic cult movie, Brooks’ musical has been called an “equal opportunity offender” and, in the same breath, a tribute to the golden age of the Broadway musical. It is both. Director Casey Colgan described it as a “physical comedy, slap stick, and…
Author:Paul deVere



Pop Quiz! What is Your TQ?

Face the facts. They’re coming. Some of you will run away to Nantucket or Highlands before they get here. You’ll say it’s because of the heat. Yeah. Sure. We’ve got your number. (Incidently, having your number is very fortunate for us because, if it gets…
Author:Paul deVere



Arts & Entertainment: Free Shotz - Seriously Unserious!

The Songs You Like, the Way WE Like Them! The Free Shotz might be loud, even brash, with some of the songs they play, but that’s exactly what they aren’t as people. Get them in a room together without instruments or an audience, and they are…
Author:Craig Hysell



A Flash of Brilliance: Moissanite shines at Inspired Creations

It’s the closet sentiment of women everywhere: The only thing better than being the girl that every guy wants is being the one that every other girl wants to be. And every lady knows nothing sparks that envy quite like a faahbulous piece of jewelry,…
Author:Whitney Farmer



Wine Talk: Bellini Time

May is here with summer soon to follow. It’s time to serve up some fun wine cocktails. One favorite? The Bellini. Perfect for a Sunday brunch, a special occasion, an afternoon at the pool, or even a little happy hour, Bellinis are always fun to…
Author:Krissy Cantelupe



Teammates: Gloria and Allan LaCoe

Allan and Gloria LaCoe made a rather astute observation about their island home. That would be Hilton Head Island, since 1995. “We travel quite a bit,” Allan said. “We go visit friends, say in Dallas, someplace like that, and they take us to their ‘favorite’ restaurant.…
Author:Paul deVere



Beaufort's Private Dick: Real Life Private Investigators are on the Tail of Truth

Is she or isn’t she? Did he or didn’t he? Some people pretend they want answers and some people actually want the truth. Sometimes it’s like Jack Nicholson’s notorious line in A Few Good Men, and people can’t handle the truth. Which, in the scheme…
Author:Craig Hysell



Sleeping with the Fishes: Life as a Live-Aboard

There are those out there with the sea in their bones. Men and women who live the transient life. Romantic, modern-day nomads who explore the world from hull and helm. Staying in exotic ports of call with names easily mangled by the English tongue. They spend…
Author:Craig Hysell



Patricia's Boutique: Beauty at Every Age

On an island where businesses often come and go based on the habits and whims of seasonal visitors, smart owners understand that long-term success lies with the locals. Patricia Maycumber caught on quickly when she moved her store, Patricia’s, from its original location in Coligny…
Author:Linda Hopkins



The Road to Success Starts with One Word: MOTIVATION!

If you surveyed 50 people, asking each his or her definition of success, chances are you would receive 50 different answers. Even so, there are certain steps everyone must follow in order to be successful. One of the most important is staying motivated. Do you have…
Author:Theresa Jackson



See You Later at the Alligator Grille

Yes, you can get a taste of real alligator at the Alligator Grille. Try the alligator gumbo, alligator spiedies or alligator sushi rolls. You’ll also see artworks of alligators everywhere, either hanging from the walls or adorning the cap of one of the half walls…
Author:Paul deVere



Home Rule: Part IV

Granted, Nan Johnson has not worked for the Town of Hilton Head Island for 25 years. She began on April 16, 1984, leaving her about nine months shy of when Mayor Ben Racusin gallantly took up the mantle of being the town’s first mayor.

Author:Paul deVere



Friends in Low Tide Places at the Bluffton Sandbar

As a newcomer to the Lowcountry, moving to Bluffton one year ago has brought new perspective. Learning the colorful and unique culture has been nothing short of adventure. One of the most memorable experiences from my visits to and now life in Bluffton has undoubtedly…
Author:Erin Clemmons



Editor's Note: May 2008

“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.” —Unknown I have a lot of friends. Smart friends, funny friends, skinny friends, chubby friends, family friends, work friends, single friends, married…
Author:Maggie Washo




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