July 2018

This & That: July 2018 Edition

Author: Special to CH2

Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce the 2017 Top Producer company-wide, Staci Donegan, with more than $25 million in sales volume. Georgia Top Producers include Casey Schivera and Helen Williams Johnson. Carolyn Ezelle and Lavinia Strong, The Ezelle Strong Team, are the Top Team. Other Top Producers in the Georgia office are Annie Rockwell, Stewart Marshall, Monica McGoldrick, Lucy Hitch and Lauren Tomhave. The 2017 South Carolina Top Producer is Renee Meighan, with more than $25 million in sales volume. Other South Carolina Top Producers include Catherine Donaldson, Judy Collins, Tracy Schyberg, and Catherine Harrison Cobb. Ruthie Lynah is the Top Rookie.

To meet the emergency care needs of the community, Coastal Carolina Hospital is preparing to build a freestanding emergency department at the intersection of S.C. 170 and Tidewatch Drive in Hardeeville. The $15 million freestanding emergency department is projected to be 10,000 square feet with 12 private treatment areas and will operate 24/7 year-round. The facility is expected to open by summer 2019.

WEICHERT, REALTORS® – Coastal Properties welcomes Angel del Valle to the agency’s sales team. Growing up in Valencia and Puerto Rico and having worked with some of the largest mobile phone companies in Brazil, he is fluent in English and Spanish and conversant in Portuguese. Del Valle is based in the Hilton Head office.

Congratulations to Judy Collins, the third-highest 2017 South Carolina Top Producer for Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty, with more than $12 million in sales volume!

Century 21 Diamond Realty is pleased to welcome the following agents:
Susan Burke. Relocating to South Carolina in 2003, Burke worked in the engineering industry in a customer support role for over 25 years. She is an experienced listener with a goal of making customers’ needs and concerns her top priority.

Joe Ables. Prior to relocating to Bluffton, Ables practiced law in New York and Texas, concentrating in elder law planning using life estate deeds. He is a graduate of Buffalo State College and the University of Buffalo, School of Law & Jurisprudence and will use his experience as an attorney representing buyers and sellers.

Sue Oxley. Born in Ohio and raised in the Midwest, Oxley is a 1985 graduate of the University of Iowa with a degree in communications and marketing. She brings 30 years of customer service experience gained first as a flight attendant for Northwest (now Delta) Airlines and later as a customer service manager in a retail environment.

The Upson Team. After spending over 15 years in the education field, Gayle Upson brought her excellent communication skills and willingness to help others into a successful real estate career in Virginia. Now living in Bluffton, she is continuing to help others live the Lowcountry lifestyle. Kate Upson has now joined her mother to form the Upson Team. Kate brings excellent social media marketing skills and the ability to help first time homebuyers navigate the buying process.


ELA’s and The Pearl Welcome Sister Restaurant to Beaufort!
When it comes to our national cuisine, what’s more American than barbecue? Proudly located near Parris Island, where for over 100 years the United States has recruited and trained the men and women of the Marine Corp, Roadhouse serves a variety of Southern style BBQ—South Carolina’s mustard base, Texas sweet style, Tennessee’s famous dry rub—and put them all in one place where your family can feel at home. With choices including beef brisket, mac-n-cheese, a pulled pork sandwich with crispy sweet potato fries, any craving for some good ol’ BBQ will be satisfied. This Fourth of July, come join us in honoring our country and the men and women who bravely serve to keep us free. Open 5-10 p.m. Reservations recommended. Call (843) 379-8899 or visit roadhouseribs.com for more information.

To commemorate 10 years of business in Bluffton and the opening of their new office, Kevin Sevier State Farm Agency celebrated with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony provided by the Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, May 16. The new office is located at 301 Buckwalter Place Blvd. For more information, contact Kevin Sevier at (843) 837-2886 or kevin@kevinsevier.com.

Coming this summer to Hilton Head Island in the Village of Wexford—a wine and paint boutique DIY workshop! Workshops feature step-by-step simple instruction for creating charming farmhouse chic home decor pieces and much more. Stay tuned for more.

On Saturday, June 9, Wexford Plantation hosted its first-ever Lucky 30 Run for the Bulls Pro-Am Fishing Tournament and awarded Team Manatee Mac the $20,000 grand prize for biggest dolphin fish caught, weighing-in at 48 pounds. In addition, $3,000 was donated to Waddell Mariculture Center for their breeding tank purchase. The event was sponsored by Wexford Plantation, Bass Pro Shops and Hilton Head Boathouse.

Women in Philanthropy held its annual Grant Awards and Business Luncheon on May 16 at Colleton River Plantation. At this luncheon, the grantees from 2017 reported on the use of the grants they received on the Theme “Strengthening Options for the Elderly.” The grantees for 2018 were: YMCA of Beaufort $2,000; Neighborhood Outreach Connection $2,000; Bluffton/Jasper County VIM $3,500; Women of Faith and Power Ministries $5,000; Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic $6,000; OSPREY Village $8,000; Hopeful Horizons $10,000; Pregnancy Center and Clinic of the Lowcountry $15,500; Hilton Head Volunteers in Medicine $10,000. At the luncheon, WIP also presented Hilton Head VIM with a check for $10,000 in memory of Dr. Jack McConnell, the founder of VIM.

Women in Philanthropy, a fund of Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, was formed 15 years ago by women who wanted to partner with other women to make a difference for good in our community. A grant theme is selected by the membership each year. All Beaufort County non-profits may apply for funding if their needs qualify under the grant theme. The 2018 theme is “Addressing Women’s Health, Wellness, and Justice.”

For more information about Women in Philanthropy, contact the Community Foundation at (843) 681-9100.


Carolina Heritage Insurance is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2018 Carolina Heritage Insurance Education Foundation scholarship of $5,000, Emerald Cabanilla Vigil. A graduate of May River High School, Cabanilla plans to attend Winthrop University, where she will study human nutrition.

Credited with improving culinary experiences at The Sea Pines Resort during the past year, Chef Farid Ahmed has been promoted to the position of executive chef, Harbour Town. Farid, who has been chef de cuisine at Links, an American Grill, since joining The Sea Pines Resort in February 2017, will remain responsible for the culinary offerings at Links, while also directing the cuisine at the award-winning Inn & Club at Harbour Town, including in-room dining, banquet operations, conference center, Harbour Town Bakery & Café, and Sundeck Café.

The Island Beautification Association congratulates Long Cove Club on winning the annual Island Beautification Entry Competition for their front entrance. The Island Beautification Association was formed to landscape the medians of William Hilton Parkway on Hilton Head Island after it became a four lane road. This is the fourteenth year for the award, which was started to recognize gated communities’ influence on beautifying the island.

Sea Pines Country Club, hosted its Tee It Up for the Troops charity golf tournament on Friday, May 18. The tournament benefited Tee It Up For the Troops, a 501© charitable organization that passes along 85 percent of all contributions to fund initiatives aiding U.S. soldiers who have been wounded, suffer from PTSD and suicide risk, and of course, the families of those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. The golf event included 64 Sea Pines Country Club members who played alongside 64 active duty military men and women of various rank from the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station and Naval Hospital and the Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot. More than $65,000 has been donated to the national organization over the past seven years that Sea Pines Country Club has hosted the event, not inclusive of this year’s contribution.
For more information about Tee It Up for the Troops, please visit teeitupforthetroops.org.

New Summer 2018 menus at CharBar Co. and Holy Tequila
Holy Tequila is adding Adobo Chilaquiles, Sweet Potato Hash, Avocado Toast, Fruit Parfait, Libations: Strawberry Lemonade Margarita, Rose Sangria to the brunch menu. And Chicken Tinga Burrito, Osso Bucco, New tacos like: Cauliflower Taco, Carnitas Taco, and an Asian Pork Belly Taco, Libations: Colada Mojito, Blood Orange Champagne Margarita to the regular menu.

CharBar is adding BBQ Mac-n-Cheese Sandwich, Bourbon BBQ Chachos, Beyond Vegan Burger, and a selection of Bourbon Flights to it’s regular menu.


Sizzling Summer Theatre at SSTI
It’s hard to take time away from beach walks and cotton-candy sunsets, but when that sun goes down, grab your sandals and head to the theatre! Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute has been training talented performers from across the U.S. and internationally for the last 11 summers, and while Chicago has already knocked the socks off sell-out crowds, there is still time to catch the last two shows of the summer season. Brimming with pride, Benjamin Wolfe, founder of SSTI said, “The performers are Broadway quality from the first note to the last.”

My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra runs July 10-29 at the Main Street Theatre. The show’s creators have selected 50 of Sinatra’s most beloved hits that span the breadth of his career from the 1950s to the 1990s. Giving popular music a heartbeat, the “Chairman of the Board,” the man with the world on a string, infused popular songs with intimate personal emotion. Paying tribute, four professional musicians straight from the stages of New York City will perform songs that include “Fly Me to the Moon,” “New York, New York,” and “That’s Life.” If you’re a Sinatra fan (and who isn’t?) you won’t want to miss this show!
The summer season ends with a new Broadway musical that was named The New York Times Critic’s pick of 2016. What would you do if you had all eternity? Soon to be a classic, Tuck Everlasting tells the story of Winnie Foster, who yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence. But not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get more than she could have imagined. Performances will be held on stage at HHI High School July 27-29 and August 3-5.

“I love bringing a mix of timeless classics and new and exciting theatre to Hilton Head each summer,” Wolfe said. “This year was an easy choice. I loved the music of My Way, and I fell in love with Tuck Everlasting in the first scene.”

Catch these shows before they’re gone!

For tickets, visit hhisummermusicals.com/tickets or call (866) 749-2228.

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