July 2007

Editor's Note - July

Author: Maggie Washo

Generally we try to stay away from “themed” issues here at Celebrate Hilton Head.

I could tell you it is because there are so many different topics to “celebrate” every month, and we prefer to comment on all of them. Or I could say our decision is based on the fact that if you aren’t interested in that particular month’s “theme” (i.e. – It’s our “Baby Issue” and you don’t have a baby) you might not pick up the magazine at all.

But the real reason we don’t have themes is because at least two thirds of the staff has Attention Deficit Disorder, and we find it difficult to focus all of our attention on one topic for more than five minutes.

That being said, if our July issue had a theme, perhaps it would be theatre. With the opening of Oliver! at the Main Street Theatre and A Chorus Line (page 22) at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, it is a great month to be entertained on Hilton Head Island. I was fortunate enough to be invited to rehearsals for both shows, and I walked away with a greater appreciation for the dedication and desire it takes for an individual to “make it” in the theatre. Every cast member in Oliver! (page 55) has more talent in his or her little finger than I do in my entire body. But the way I see it is this: There are people who entertain and those who like to be entertained. I fall into the latter category.

As you peruse the pages of our “non-themed” July issue, be sure to catch our story on Dixie League Youth Baseball (page 58) and the local surf scene (page 30). Yes, believe it or not, you can actually “catch a wave” in the calm Atlantic waters surrounding Hilton Head Island.

We’ve also added a section called “A Series of Fortunate Events” (page 74). I invite you to send me your celebratory moments (with a photo!) and we’ll include them when possible in this new column.

Signing off for now….

Maggie Washo
Editor-in-Chief

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