September 2007

In Case You Were Wondering...But Were Too Afraid to Ask!

This month’s adventure: A Colonic! Fellow islanders, I have decided that my never ending, somewhat odd curiosity about trying new things needs to be shared with my readers. So, from now on I will bestow my experiences upon you in hope that you will be…
Author:Lindsey Hawkins

School Stress: Helping Your Child Cope

Whether it’s from struggling to tie shoes in kindergarten to anxiety over the upcoming SATs, school stress is real and affects kids of all ages. In fact, today’s students are under more pressure than ever before; legislators have raised the academic bar and teachers are…
Author:Teresa Fitzgibbons

Latitude Adjustment: Canada-East & West

From the majestic Rockies in the west to the tidal wonders and quaint villages on the east coast, our neighbor to the north has a variety of travel options in all seasons. Vancouver, on the west coast, is a vibrant cosmopolitan city. The Butchart Gardens…
Author:Kathy Mason

It Could Be Worse: You Could Be Dinner

We all have those days when life is just a big pain in that one side of our moon. Things don’t go our way: unexpected bills arrive in the mail; someone tries to dash our dreams on the rocks of their reality; and other such…
Author:Craig Hysell

Bachelor 411

For single women, the summer season on Hilton Head Island is a time to comb the beaches lined with glistening bodies of every type of man imaginable. Those three short months offer opportunities for extreme elation (that cute guy playing beach volleyball giving you the…
Author:Whitney Farmer

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

(Note: Author Paul deVere was forwarded this e-mail from one of the “friends” below who thought it might inspire an idea or two.) *From: Bud Date: August 1, 2007 To: Family CC: Friends Subject: Family vacation news!* Hey, everybody! We’re back. Marjorie’s got a little sun poisoning, but it’s clearing up…
Author:Paul deVere

Editor's Note - September 2007

Do you ever have days when you think you know everything and the very next day you realize you still have so much to learn? It has been one of those months for me. It has sort of gotten me thinking about all the things…
Author:Maggie Washo

Wine Talk: Conundrum - It's all in the Blend

On the second Friday in July, I had a wonderful experience at the Gallery by the Old Fort Pub. I was invited, along with about 35 other people, to take part in a wine blending seminar. We each took different varietals and blended them together…
Author:Krissy Cantelupe

Jade Garden: A Multi-Cultural Delight

What’s more American than baseball and apple pie? A Chinese buffet! If you don’t believe it, drop by Jade Garden in Bluffton for lunch or dinner. You’ll see people of every culture and age enjoying a spread that includes Chinese, Japanese and, yes, American cuisine. With…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

He Says, She Says: DATING

He Says…by Keith Kelson I ran into a very confused young man the other day, and like most confused young men, the source of his confusion was the fairer sex. He was at his wits’ end. He was failing at the dating game, and the advice…
Author:Keith Kelson & Jean Wharton

Trophy Wife: Re-defining Today's Music

*trophy wife [trō phē wīf] noun 1. Four local musicians named Jack, Joe, John and Martin. 2. A hot, talented local alternative rock band; who works hard, plays harder and never forgets to bust a Grecian! 3. The young, often second wife of a rich middle-aged man, who…
Author:Lindsey Hawkins

Trophy Wife: Re-defining Today's Music

*trophy wife [trō phē wīf] noun 1. Four local musicians named Jack, Joe, John and Martin. 2. A hot, talented local alternative rock band; who works hard, plays harder and never forgets to bust a Grecian! 3. The young, often second wife of a rich middle-aged man, who…
Author:Lindsey Hawkins

College Football

With the college football season fast approaching, both fans and players cannot wait to fill stadiums around the nation in anticipation of earning their way to the BCS National Championship game on January 7th in New Orleans, Louisiana. Every year there seems to be at…
Author:William Brett Hawkins

How old was Luke Appling when he homered out of RFK Stadium? Ask Jerry Glenn

True Story. A kid and his mom walk into Legends Sports Gallery. The young man is asking about a North Carolina Tar Heels basketball bracelet he’s ordered. Jerry Glenn, the store’s founder, and one of the team of four who run the extraordinary shop, checks…
Author:Paul deVere

A Love Story: Carolina Dogs

I fell in love with Wally the first day I met him. Try as I might to resist, his doe-like brown eyes and shy demeanor did their magic. Almost 14 years later, he sleeps curled up near my desk, no doubt dreaming about the days he…
Author:Penny Starr

An Epicurean Extravaganza: 10th Annual FoodFest

A sommelier or wine connoisseur would reserve the term “breed” for a wine from the best grape variety. The so called “noble-grape” wine would accomplish the classic expectations of aroma, balance, structure and varietal character to be perfect on the palate and a veritable party…
Author:Becca Dupps Edwards

Woody's Darn Good Bagels & Subs: Not just for breakfast anymore!

The well-rounded history of the bagel stretches all the way back to the 17th and perhaps even the late 16th centuries. Born and bred in Central Europe, a 1610 document from Cracow mentions “beygls,” given as a gift to women after childbirth. In 1683, after…
Author:Craig Hysell

Honk if you Like it Wild: Go Local for a Better Tasting Shrimp

Ladies and gents, it’s time to educate ourselves on some local shrimp deception. Even though we live on an island, eighty-five percent of the shrimp you are ordering at restaurants and buying in stores is pond-raised and shipped from overseas, not fresh from the dock. According…
Author:Lindsey Hawkins

Main Street Cafe & Pub

When asked how they manage to successfully incorporate their pub business with a family atmosphere, Roppelt said, “We’re a restaurant first and then a bar.

Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Kudzu: Curse of the South

There are many ways to determine if you are in the South. There is the non-visible Mason-Dixon Line. People start saying “ya’ll” instead of “you guys” or “yous,” and IHOPs start to become Waffle Houses. But one of the more dramatic signs that you have…
Author:Tom Wharton

Gullah Culture: The heart and history of Hilton Head Island

strong>“Ef oona ent kno weh oona da gwine, oona should kno weh oona come from.” —Gullah saying. Hilton Head Island’s shape is often compared to a tennis shoe. The toe is Sea Pines. The sole is the 12 miles of beach. But if you draw a line…
Author:Paul deVere

What Flavor is Happiness? Street Meet Has the Recipe

New York City has hotdogs. Philadelphia has cheese steaks. New Orleans has po’ boys. But Hilton Head Island has it all and much more, thanks to Carey Basciano, owner of Street Meet American Takeout and Tavern. The unique eatery, tucked away in the corner of…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

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