October 2018

This & That: October 2018 Edition

Author: Special to CH2

Big News for Women at Beaufort Memorial Hospital
Beaufort Memorial Hospital (BMH) is now offering patients with no health insurance or high-deductible plans discounts on a wide range of medical services through MDsave, an online healthcare marketplace.

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the hospital will offer $99 screening mammograms through MDsave during the month of October. Mammograms are available in both Bluffton and Beaufort and can be purchased online at MDSave.com/Beaufort through October 31, 2018. Beaufort Memorial is the only hospital in the area participating in the cost-saving program.

The plan works like this: Simply select your service and preferred location at MDSave.com/Beaufort, pay online, and receive a voucher for the procedure. Make an appointment for your mammogram, and when you go in for your appointment, turn in the voucher.

By paying upfront, patients can receive up to 60 percent off the average rates for many other services, including lab work, imaging tests, physical therapy, primary care visits and a variety of same-day surgeries—and avoid complicated hospital billing. Rather than receive separate invoices from the hospital and physicians, the services are bundled into one bill and paid directly to MDsave.

To purchase your $99 screening mammogram, visit MDsave.com/Beaufort by October 31, 2018. To make an appointment for a mammogram, call (843) 522-5015.

Living on Daufuskie Island has inspired woodworkers, writers, weavers, painters, potters, photographers, rum distillers, indigo dyers, sculptors, and soap makers. Coastal Discovery Museum will host an exhibit starting October 5 and running through December 31, 2018. The opening reception will be held October 11 from 5-7 pm. and the public is invited. The museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tours, talks, gallery walks, and book signings will be planned during this exhibition. Please visit www.coastaldiscovery.org for more information.

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk To End Alzheimer’s will be held at the Bluffton Old Town Promenade on Saturday, October 27. The walk is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. All are welcome, especially caregivers, those who have lost loved ones to the disease, families, businesses, faith-based organizations, civic organizations and anyone wanting to join the movement to end Alzheimer’s. Registration for the event is free, but all walkers are encouraged to donate or raise money. Anyone who raises $100 or more will receive a T-shirt. The event is family friendly, so bring the kids! For more information, visit www.alz.org/walk or call (800) 272-3900.

Starting October 2, the Coastal Discovery Museum will host a Farmers Market from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. every Tuesday, through December. This is your opportunity to take home fresh produce, pasteurized chicken, free range rabbit, pork sausage, seafood, salsa, cookies, bread, and much more! Scheduled to participate are: Three sisters Farm, Benny Hudson Seafood, Donald and Susan Brant—farmers, Whippoorwill Farm, Bakeology, Grind Roasters, Great Gourmet USA and many more! Also, on site will be the Lowcountry Raptors once a month with their birds of prey and knife sharpening with Mark.

If you are a farmer, or sell fresh food products, and would like to be a vendor, please contact Carlos Chacon at (843) 689-6767 ext. 226. The museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island.

Parker Design Group | Architects [PDG] recently added Joe DePauw, AIA, to their design team as an associate architect. DePauw has been working in residential architecture in the Lowcountry for five years and is excited about the expanded opportunities available to him with PDG. Earlier this year, Tim Probst, longtime PDG associate architect, added his South Carolina Architectural Registration to his New York Registration. Both DePauw and Probst provide professional architectural services from concept through construction for both residential and commercial clients. Parker Design Group | Architects was formed in 2016 by W. Thomas [Tom] Parker Jr., AIA, as a result of a partner’s retirement and a rebranding of Lee & Parker Architects. Parker has been designing many of the Lowcountry’s distinctive, award-winning homes and commercial buildings for more than 31 years.

The Greater Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine clinic has a permanent new home at 29 Plantation Business Park Units 601-604. The new clinic will now include a pharmacy, offices and exam rooms. Donors to BJVIM stepped up in a big way this summer to help close on this new facility with a goal to raise $80,000 in order to complete renovations and open the doors by Sept. 10. The campaign was kicked off with a significant contribution by Palmetto Electric Cooperative. BJVIM also received a grant from the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry to get this project started. A ribbon cutting was held Friday, September 28, and an official Open House will be scheduled at a future date.

Masterworks of French Impressionism at Telfair Museums
This fall, visitors to Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center in historic Savannah have the rare opportunity to experience stunning works by some of the world’s best-known artists. This marks the first time many of these artists’ works have been shown in the region.

Monet to Matisse features 30 paintings from the renowned collection of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, Tennessee. The exhibition includes landscapes, portraits, interiors, and still lifes by leaders of French Impressionism: Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Camille Pissarro, and Alfred Sisley, as well as works by noted Americans Mary Cassatt and John Singer Sargent. Major paintings by Post-Impressionist artists Henri Matisse, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Marc Chagall, and Georges Braque complete the exhibition.

Opened in 1886, Telfair Museums is the oldest public art museum in the South and features a world-class art collection in the heart of Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District. The museum encompasses three sites: The Jepson Center, the Owens-Thomas House, and the Telfair Academy.

Monet to Matisse will be on view through February 10, 2019 at the Jepson Center, located at 207 W. York St., Savannah, Ga. through February 10, 2019. For more information, call (912) 790-8800 or visit telfair.org.

It’s A Chili Cookoff!
The Kiwanis Clubs of Hilton Head Island will host the thirty-fourth annual Chili Cookoff at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, October 6—rain or shine and all-you-can-eat chili! This year’s event will focus on local chili cooks in the professional and amateur category with separate awards for competitors in the non-profit group. In addition, popular local band B Town Playaz will be providing entertainment along with a Kid’s Zone so families can fully enjoy the festivities.

The club expects 20-25 restaurants and amateurs alike, including last year’s winners One Hot Mama’s, San Miguel’s, The Sonesta, and The Cypress of Hilton Head in the Professional category. Amateur winners included Your Mom’s Kitchen, Boys and Girls Club, Colorado Chili Peppers, Hilton Head PSD, and Second Helpings, The Kiwanis Club expects full participation in one of the most popular events in the Southeast as advertised in Southern Living magazine.

Tickets are available in advance for $15 at several area locations including The Coastal Discovery Museum, Burke’s Pharmacy, Reilley’s South, Honey Baked Ham (Bluffton), Bluffton Pharmacy, and from any Kiwanis member. Each ticket entitles the holder to unlimited chili samples. Tickets on the day of the event will be $20. Beer, wine, soda, hot dogs and ice cream will also be available for purchase and parking is free. In addition, several corporate sponsorship packages are available in the Gold, Silver and Bronze categories which come with tickets and beverages.

Proceeds from the event benefit local Kiwanis children’s organizations such as Boys and Girls Club, Island Rec Center, The Sandbox, Marine Corps Scholarship Fund, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Children’s Center, Junior ROTC HHI and Bluffton, and Gregory’s Playground.

For more information on the cookoff, contact Richard Chalk, Chalk@hargray.com or Bill Haley, bll.haley@vacasa.com or visit www.hiltonheadkiwanis.org for more event details.

Renovation Station!
Newly renovated with a revamped menu and a New England spirit, Bucci & Murray’s Pub at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina on Hilton Head Island has re-opened as a sports bar and pub. The official grand opening celebration will be in mid- to late-October, when Bucci & Murray’s Pub will introduce its full menu, including items both old and new. Be on the lookout for the announcement!

It began with shovels. It will soon help fund a playground for special needs children at the new Island Rec Center.

Susan Ochsner was just one of a group of regular dog walkers who skirted the beaches of Sea Pines every morning when she noticed how much litter had been left behind by visitors. Each member of the group began collecting this random detritus as they walked, until they decided to start keeping score.
“It was last year we decided to see who could get the most shovels. Then it was buckets, sunglasses, you name it,” she said. “We threw it into my beach car, and that’s when we decided to really make a game out of it.”

That game challenged passersby to guess how many pieces of beach litter, from sunglasses to shovels, were stuffed inside Ochsner’s 2000 Buick Park Avenue, named “Cashew’s Caravan.” At $5 a guess, the group helped clean pieces of litter from beaches and raised $700 for Memory Matters.
The fundraiser proved so successful, they did it again in September, inviting residents and visitors to participate. The winner got a $200 gift certificate from The Sea Pines Resort, but the real winners will be area special needs children. The Children’s Relief Fund has been working to raise extra funds for a specialized playground at the Island Rec Center for children with mental and physical disabilities, and they will receive all funds from this year’s guessing game. For more information, call Rose Fotia at (843) 290-0182.

Service Industry Night!
The partners at Cheap Seats Restaurant Group understand that Hilton Head Island is a top vacation destination, largely due to the men and women who work tirelessly in the service industry. Club Seats Grille, located on Hilton Head Island’s north end, has crafted a special night to honor all of these hardworking locals. The restaurant will host the best Industry Night ever—“The Power Hour,” every Thursday night from 10-11 p.m. Attendees can look forward to great food and beverage specials all hour long. The party continues into the night with DJ raffles and adult fun! “Many industry folks working on the island live in Bluffton. This will give them an opportunity to relax, unwind and recharge on their way home before the weekend starts, which is usually their busy time,” explained Bryan Batista, director of events & marketing. For more information please call (843) 363-2582 or visit www.cheapseatsrestaurantgroup.com.

Land & Sea – Karis Art Gallery
Karis Art Gallery is proud to present the work of Greg Barnes for our first art exhibition this fall: Land & Sea. Barnes is an accomplished plein air artist who received his formal training at Wake Forest University, studying painting, printmaking, sculpture, and figure drawing. His versatility shines with abilities in charcoal, pastel, and oil. Landscapes are his love. He enjoys painting on location (en plein air), and as a result of working quickly, leans towards impressionism. A mix of realistic and impressionistic elements give his pieces a life of their own, while a free and creative use of color punctuates his style. Maintaining a studio where he teaches and paints in Charlotte, North Carolina, Greg also travels the country exhibiting at outdoor art festivals and teaching pastel and oil painting workshops. He has been represented by Karis Art Gallery for six years.

Karis Art Gallery is located at 1000 William Hilton Parkway in the Village at Wexford. An opening reception will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. Oct.5; the exhibit runs Oct 1-31. For more information, visit www.karisartgallery.com or call (843) 785-5100

Hilton Head Plastic Surgery and MedSpa recently became the only provider in the area to offer Profound®, a non-surgical treatment that dramatically improves aging skin, similar to a mini-facelift. David Settle Reid IV, MD opened his plastic surgery practice on Hilton Head Island five years ago, providing cosmetic, reconstructive, and hand surgery. The MedSpa, managed by Mandy Fulmer, offers non-surgical procedures including injectables, lasers and other appearance-enhancing innovations.

Twenty-five women from 12 different states have organized an extensive abstract art exhibition called “Inside Out: Expressing Our Inner Voices,” open through October 12, at the University of South Carolina Beaufort Campus’ Center for the Arts, located at 801 Carteret St. in Beaufort.

Dress to Impress with PEP
Programs for Exceptional People (PEP) held their annual gala on Saturday, September 8 at Sea Pines Country Club, which was the most successful fundraising event in the history of the organization. PEP supporters donated over $70,000 to the organization by purchasing tickets, sponsoring the event, and buying items from the silent and live auctions.

The presenting sponsor of the gala was Coach Jim Calhoun, who led the University of Connecticut basketball team to three national championships, and his wife, Pat. Over 20 other local businesses and individuals were sponsors and 280 individuals attended the event.

All proceeds from the gala will directly benefit PEP and the programs the organization provides to adults in Beaufort County and Jasper County who live with intellectual disabilities. These programs include job coaching, on-site training and activities, employment, and recreation.

For more information, or to learn about available gifting opportunities of time, talent, or resources, contact Taylor Sullivan at (843) 681-8023 or at taylor.sullivan@pephhi.org.


Palmetto Sweets, the Hilton Head Island-based specialty dessert company founded by longtime islander and caterer Lori Craven, has responded to the increased demand for their products nationwide by launching an enhanced new e-commerce website, www.palmettosweets.com. The website showcases the company’s growing line of specialty dessert squares in a variety of flavors and packaging options and provides a simple and convenient way to order for a variety of corporate and social occasions.

The seventh annual Fix the Ferals Cut-A-Thon benefitting Hilton Head Humane Association’s Feral Cat Program will be held Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at TARA’s Salon (55 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head Island), where you can receive a haircut for a donation. There will also be food, games, raffles, a silent auction, and of course, cat adoptions at the family-friendly event. If you cannot make it to the event, please consider donating to Hilton Head Humane Association’s Feral Cat Program, which spayed or neutered over 1,300 feral cats in the Lowcountry last year at no cost to the community.

25th Annual Polo for Charity – Rotary Club of Okatie
The twenty-fifth Polo for Charity event, organized by the Rotary Club of Okatie—will take place on Sunday, October 28 at the historic Rose Hill Plantation, Bluffton. Gates open at noon, and the match begins at 2 p.m.

Polo for Charity is the “can’t miss” event of the fall in the Lowcountry. Patrons don their favorite hats and enjoy their favorite tailgate menu while cheering on the participants in the always exciting polo match. Prizes are awarded for the best hat and the best tailgate. Some polo tailgaters choose a laid back Lowcountry theme with BBQ and beer. Others opt for a fancier approach with shrimp cocktail and Prosecco. And then there’s a little bit of everything in between. The most important thing is that everyone has a great time raising money for a very worthy cause.

This year’s primary beneficiary is the Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes and the K9s for Warriors program. K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to veterans suffering from PTSD and traumatic brain injuries as a result of military service. Their goal is to empower them to return to civilian life with dignity and independence. The organization is the nation’s largest provider of service dogs for disabled American veterans.

In honor of the event’s twenty-fifth match, the winning polo team will walk away with the prestigious Engel & Völkers Polo Cup. This highly sought-after prize will be on display at the winning team’s offices for the entire year.

Tickets are $25 at the gate on the day of the match or $20 per person in advance. Children under 12 are admitted free. Advance tickets are available at Engel & Völkers offices—Bluffton, Hilton Head Island; Markel’s, BB&T—Bluffton and Hilton Head branches; and Bluffton Pharmacy. The event will feature a raffle of four prizes valued over $200 each. Raffle tickets are $5 with a limited number of 800 tickets sold. For more information, contact Barbara McFadden at (843) 298-3055 or Juli Lester at (843) 384-8010, email rotarypolo@hotmail.com or visit The Okatie Rotary Polo for Charity page on Facebook. 

Vote411.org: One-Stop, On-line Source of Candidate & Election Information
In the mid-term elections of 2014, fewer than 37 percent of eligible voters went to the polls, the lowest turnout in 70 years. In the 2016 presidential election, 102 million people didn’t vote—far more than voted for any single candidate.

The reasons people don’t vote are varied. Some think their votes don’t count. Razor-thin margins in some recent elections prove otherwise. Some find it too hard to find out what candidates are running, who they are, what they stand for, and where to vote.

In the weeks leading up to the mid-term elections of 2018, the League of Women Voters of Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Area is working hard to educate, and thereby empower, voters and increase turnout.

In advance of the June primaries, we launched Vote411.org, an online, non-partisan source of voter information about electoral races and competing candidates in our area’s voting districts. In preparation for the November 6 general election, voters can visit Vote411.org, enter their address and access a list of races and candidates, at the national, state, county, and local levels, which will appear on their ballots.

Every candidate from governor on down has been invited to enter his or her biographical information and answer a number of questions posed by the League of Women Voters so that voters can compare candidates’ backgrounds and positions side-by-side and, thereby, make informed choices before going to the polls. Information about polling places, ballot issues, and candidate forums will also appear.
In October the League will host forums for the Beaufort County Board of Education (Districts 7, 8, and 10) on October 10; Hilton Head Island Town Council (Wards 2, 4, and 5) on October 15; and Hilton Head Island Mayor on October 29. October forums will be televised by the Beaufort County channel. Details can be found on Vote411.org.

Voters are encouraged to visit Vote411.org, attend one or more candidate forums, make informed choices, and then let their voices be heard—by voting.

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