July 2008



How to: Throw a Cast Net

Step 1 Remove articles that might snag on the net such as watches, bracelets and rings. Wear snag free clothing. Step 2 Create a sliding loop with the hand line, also known as hauling line. Place this loop around your wrist (right handed individuals loop the left…


Squirrels+ Pickles = Band Chemistry

A singer in a smoky room, smell of wine and cheap perfume,” is what you often find in a local band at a local bar anywhere, but please “don’t stop believin’” Instead of street lights there is sunshine; and though there are lots of strangers, they…
Author:Lindsey Hawkins



Wine Talk: Antioxidant-rich Wines

While most people understand that red wine helps reduce heart disease, studies have also shown that red wine is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants occur in the grape skins, so the more contact with skins, the more antioxidants your red wine would have. But what are…
Author:Krissy Cantelupe



Editor's Note: July 2008

I love to fish. I don’t know exactly when this became a hobby, but most recently I’ve begun to think I may be addicted. For a while my friends humored me by tagging along. Now they may think it’s getting a little out of control. I…
Author:Maggie Washo



211 Park: Recipe for Success

As with most culinary concoctions, the success of a business begins with a recipe. Over the past 13 years, 211 Park Wine Bar and Bistro has proven that they, indeed, have all the right ingredients. Parts that individually have their own flavor combine to give…
Author:Paul deVere



Outside Hilton Head: The Ultimate Lowcountry Day

They have arrived on their annual journey to your beautiful home in the Lowcountry. Your grandchildren/your grandparents/your parents/your brothers/your sisters/their families are always more than welcome. But you’ve noticed over the years that by the fourth day of their stay, you’re a little frazzled. You also…
Author:Paul deVere



Live Oac: The Lowcountry’s Outdoor Adventure Company

What is it that brought you here?” asked our captain and tour guide toward the end of a late morning cruise up Skull Creek. The question alluded to the fact that so many of us Hilton Head Island “locals” are transplants from elsewhere around the…
Author:Frank Dunne Jr.



A Conversation with George Davis, Chef of the Ocean Grille

When Virginian chef George Davis was a kid, he spent many summers at the family home on Chesapeake Bay where he enjoyed “tons of fresh fish.” Now he gets to serve it up at Ocean Grille at Shelter Cove. Located at the mouth of Shelter…
Author:Paul deVere



Farmer's Market: Get Fresh! (No one will slap you.)

In case you’ve missed it, “buying local” has caught on nationally like wildfire. Restaurants are now using “locally grown” as a marketing tool. And chefs know locally grown food does taste better. Chris Blobaum, executive chef at the Inn at Palmetto Bluff has become a…
Author:Paul deVere



Goin' Over to 'Fuskie

My first “day trip” to Daufuskie was November 2, 1978, before there were regular day trips to the secluded island. I was directing a photo shoot for a record album cover (remember those?) for a jazz group that my company represented. The cover design called for…
Author:Paul deVere



Sunscreen: Put it ON!

If you sat down and thought about it, could you name the largest organ in the human body? As your index finger begins to tap your lips softly in consideration, certain thoughts are probably beginning to emerge from the depths of your brain. (No, it’s…
Author:Craig Hysell



The Care and Feeding of Lowcountry Wildlife

Helpful hints about how to handle wild alligators, wild raccoons, wild snakes, and wild older gentlemen in a bar full of 20-somethings: The operative word here is “wild.”

Author:Paul deVere



Play Ball! A Trip to See the Savannah Sandgnats

What is it about baseball? At historic Grayson Stadium in Savannah, it’s everything: hotdogs, burgers, beer, soft drinks… laughing with fellow fans whom you met a moment ago or decades back. Most often, and in the finest sense, it is a Norman Rockwell painting come…
Author:Paul deVere



Tom Hodgins: Beaufort County's Marine Patrol

Nine years ago, Sergeant Tom Hodgins found himself standing before the Interview Board of the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office. When they asked Hodgins why he wanted to be a cop, the retired Navy man of 22 years asked if he could answer that question with…
Author:Craig Hysell



The Island Soleil: 5 Fabulous Frocks

Featuring Actress, Sandra Lindo Styling by Jessica Deen Hair and Make-up by Linda Saxon Pink Dress by Donna Ricco Collection and Earrings by Patricia’s in the Village at Wexford Dress by Milly* Handbag by Botkier* Earrings by Patricia’s in the Village at Wexford Dress by Tory Burch* Bracelet by Ted…
Author:CH2



Home Rule Part VI: Perry White

Perry White related a funny story he’d been told about his grandmother. Sea Pines had just installed a guard gate on Greenwood Drive. White’s grandmother was going to pay a visit to Lawton Cemetery, a native islander cemetery located in the Club Course area of…
Author:Paul deVere



Great Strides: HH School for the Creative Arts is Walking on Sunshine

Seven hundred children march away dutifully in a processional, overseen by a giant cow, to the sounds of the ultra cheery “Walking on Sunshine.” That was the scene on the lawn at Hilton Head Island School for the Creative Arts last month, when students, faculty…
Author:Whitney Farmer



Shoplifting Claims Another Victim: You

Shopping. MasterCard International says shopping is second only to dining as the primary way people reward themselves. On an Island famous for both its restaurants and its retail space, Hilton Head might as well be ground zero—a global proving ground for Mastercard’s theory. But it’s…
Author:Craig Hysell



The Cost of Keeping Cool: Without Scaring Your Neighbors

Demand for electricity is increasing in South Carolina. The increases are driven primarily by population growth- one estimate is +25% over 12 years by 2010. Utilities and distribution companies forecast increased needs in their service areas and plan additional power generation to meet them. Plus…
Author:Jim McCaffrey



Livin’ a Coastal Dream: 2008 Beaufort Water Festival

It’s time for the annual Beaufort Water Festival. July 11 ushers in ten days of fun, sun, friends and family and, yes, water sports. But it’s not about the water. Even though most of the events take place in the Waterfront Park along the Beaufort…
Author:Natalie Daise




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