August 2009

Hilton Head

Finding the Right Words to Say in End-of-Life Situations

Author:Lynn Brooks

Why Do You Ask?

There probably isn’t a question under the South Carolina sun that residents and visitors to Bluffton and Hilton Head Island haven’t asked of the Beaufort County Library’s reference librarians. Where does our sand come from? Why are there ripples on the beach? What causes the tides? Why do we…
Author:Roslyn Farhi

Love Him or Hate Him: Bluffton Town Councilman, Charlie Wetmor

Charlie Wetmore is a jerk. Or at least that is what I thought before we sat down together for a drink, at my request. So, I am sitting at a bar with Bluffton Town Councilman, Charlie Wetmore. He’s having a Coke (ah, a man of…
Author:Courtney Naughton

What You Need to Know About Social Security

You’re closing in on 62, the age at which you can begin to collect on Social Security. It is decision time. Take the check now or wait? What you need to know is that this decision is neither easy nor trivial. What is Social Security? When…
Author:Lew Wessel

Shake Your Groove Thing • The Lowcountry’s new Disco Fever band revives the fun and funky sounds of the ’70s

What could be more fun and funky than psychedelic polyester pantsuits, towering platforms and groovy retro tunes that get you smilin’ like a fool and shake, shake, shakin’ your booty? Thanks to long-time local entertainer, Tommy Beaumont, and his energetic band mates, those longing to…
Author:Blanche T. Sullivan

John R. Ryan on Leadership

One of my favorite movies to watch again and again is the miniseries, Band of Brothers. Yes, I like that it’s a war picture with lots of stuff getting blown up, but that’s not why it’s a great movie. It’s great because it has great…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr.

Jocks • Bluffton’s Sports Bar and Grill

“Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn’t drink this beer, they might be out…
Author:Kate Hanzalik

Hilton Head Island’s Top Amenity: Healthcare

When you think of Hilton Head Island, what amenities immediately come to mind? Sunny beaches, lush golf courses? Tennis courts, waving palms, meandering leisure paths, heaping platters of fresh seafood? What you may be overlooking is one of our most valuable assets of all: The…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Depression in Paradise

Jack is a 64-year-old retired corporate attorney. He and his wife, Fran, have just moved to the island from Ohio. They have raised three children who are now all adults. They have invested wisely enough that Jack will not have to work anymore. They had…
Author:Bryant Welch, J.D., Ph.D.

HawkFest 2009 / Strive to Excel

This year, Strive to Excel celebrates its tenth year in the business of selling hope to the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton youth by providing them with the skills and support to move on to college and beyond. Strive to Excel (S2E) is a non-profit…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr.

The Why and How of Exercise

Throughout my career as an exercise physiologist and fitness trainer, I have had numerous conversations with people about their desire to start an exercise program. Typically, an event such as a high school reunion or a wedding date inspires people to hit the gym. However,…
Author:Amanda Nowak

Eating Healthy is the best Preventative Medicine

For years we have been told that food is fuel. Like a car needs gasoline, our bodies need food for mobility. While this is true, it reveals only the partial purpose of food. If a car were more like a human body, it would not…
Author:Carla Golden

He Says, She Says: Body Art

I’m probably the only guy willing to say so aloud, but I don’t think the average woman needs a tattoo. Call me a sexist if you want, but only men should ever have tattoos. You know, the outlaws. Men who have no need for society’s…
Author:Keith Kelson & Lindsey Hawkins

Outside Hilton Head • Your guide to the ultimate island adventure.

“We protect only those things we love, We love only those things we understand, We understand only those things we are taught.”—Indian Proverb How can one truly understand an adventure that he or she has not experienced? It is impossible. We can only see imagine it…
Author:Kate Hanzalik

Andy Patrick/U.S. Secret Service

We have a pop quiz on U.S. History today. Don’t panic. It’s easy. The test consists of a single, multiple-choice question. Begin. Complete the following statement: The United States Secret Service began operating on July 5, 1865 to __________. A. guard the U.S. Capitol. B. provide Presidential protection. C. suppress counterfeit currency. D. hang portraits of…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr.

Editor’s Note: August 2009

“Take my name and just let me be.” –Michael Jackson, “Stranger in Moscow.” I consider “Billy Jean” to be my entrance music. It has been for quite some time. In fact, I’ve never had any other entrance music. For those of you not familiar with the…
Author:Maggie Washo

What You Need to Know About Social Security

You’re closing in on 62, the age at which you can begin to collect on Social Security. It is decision time. Take the check now or wait? What you need to know is that this decision is neither easy nor trivial. What is Social Security? When…
Author:Lew Wessel

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