December 2006

All I Want For Christmas

I should have seen it coming. I promised myself it would NOT happen again. But, because I am weak willed, sentimental, and suffer from an acute case of “Christmasphilia,” six years ago I insisted Santa Claus should bring our twelve-year-old children (twins) computers for Christmas.…
Author:Paul deVere

Five Eggnogs with Shannon Wright & Russell Anderson

For those of you who have never had the opportunity to go to Captain Woody’s, let me give you a little taste. It is a great local, neighborhood bar with all the coziness of your favorite watering hole back home.

Author:Tommy Bastek

Hiding from the Holidays

Shhhh…. you need to promise that you won’t tell anyone that you’re reading this. I’m hiding out until at least January. The holidays actually caused me to crack up last year, ending with me in a fetal position under the Christmas tree mumbling…
Author:P. Venus

Scapbooking Made Simple at Remember When

I have a box of old photos, souvenirs, keepsakes, basic odds and ends that have followed me around through the years. At one time I had a professional organizer help me classify and sort the box: the early years as a young Wharton, awkward…

Khendle Williams

When greeted by a smiling face, no matter where you are in the world, most people smile back. Something about the feeling of being smiled at naturally makes the recipient want to smile too. Perhaps it’s instinct. Upon meeting 10-year-old Khendle Williams,…
Author:Jean Wharton

'Twas the Light Before Christmas

Somewhere along the line the holiday spirit got lost in translation. The deeper meaning of the season was pushed to the bottom of Santa’s sack as the need for bigger and better gifts grew and grew. Lines at the shopping malls were huge. People…
Author:Craig Hysell

Wine Talk - Champagne & Sparkling Wine

“I drink it when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company, I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise…
Author:Krissy Cantelupe


Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France a record seven times, from 1999 – 2006. He did all this following his battle with Stage III testicular, lung and brain cancer. In doing this, he demonstrated to the world that exercising has been effective…
Author:George K. Newell and Nate Dixon

It Takes a Village

Business Profile The Lowrey Group While most of us are familiar with the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” the same concept can also be said for small business in the Lowcountry. The Lowrey Group, one of Hilton Head Island’s…
Author:Della Bowling

My Dad Caught a Fish!

It was the first cool day in October. The sky was gray, the water a little choppy at the Boathouse dock on Skull Creek. But none of that mattered to the 30 “youth anglers” and 30 “adult anglers” who participated in the 11th annual “Fish…
Author:Paul deVere

Here’s Lookin’ at You, Kid

Winter can be tough. Especially on an island in the Southeast where the stock of winter clothes can be a little iffy among inhabitants who often refer to wearing their “good flip flops” as dressing up. It gets cold, it gets dark early and people…
Author:Craig Hysell

Legends Sports Gallery - A Haven For Collectors

Legends Sports Gallery is a true haven for collectors. As the name implies, sports memorabilia abounds, but Legends Sports Gallery offers more than simply collectibles for the sports enthusiast. It’s the perfect place to find a gift or stocking stuffer this holiday season…
Author:Teresa Fitzgibbons

What A Way to Go - Angel's Limousine

So many parties. So much to celebrate. Who wants to be the designated driver? Even if your party plans do not include alcohol indulgence, think how nice it would be to sit back, relax and just go along for the ride. Whether you are picking…
Author:Linda Hopkins

Editor's Note

The Wait is Over! It’s time to meet Hilton Head Island’s most eligible bachelors. After receiving dozens of nominations for the Bachelor of the Year contest, we have narrowed it down to 13 finalists. Our judges took on the difficult task of rating personalities, based on…
Author:Maggie Washo

The Pink House Gallery - The Art of Gift-Giving Made Easy

If the holiday hustle and bustle has you mumbling, “Bah Humbug,” head over to Main Street Village and step inside the Pink House Gallery of Fine Art and Framing. Make your list and check it twice, because you’ll find something for everyone, no matter how…
Author:Linda Hopkins

Vingettes from OWLTOWN - December

Owltown School. Standing alone. One room. Eight grades. Irish Valley. Paxinos. PA. The mid ‘40s. Owltown had running water, sort of. If you were a good kid and big enough, Mrs. Kramer would send you, metal pail in…
Author:Dennis Malick

'Tis the Season - For Holiday Party Etiquette

Yes, holiday parties are just around the corner! This is a time to let loose with your coworkers for a well-deserved party after another long, hard year…..right? Wrong! Remember, no matter how festive the occasion appears, this is still business. …
Author:Julie Miller

Irving Berlin's "White Christmas"

The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina is calling for snow this Christmas—no shoveling required. Irving Berlin’s White Christmas comes to the stage of the Elizabeth Wallace Theatre Dec. 6-31, offering audiences all the fun and none of the fuss of a winter wonderland. Based…
Author:Marie McAden

Tree Of Life - A Celebration of Living

For most people, the holiday season is a joyful time, filled with celebrations and social gatherings. But for some, it can be a sad, lonely time. Because the season is associated with family and traditions, holidays can be particularly painful for people who have lost…
Author:Linda Hopkins

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