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The Original Visitor's Guide to Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry Since 1974.

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  • 6 ISLAND EVENTS DECEMBER 2011 hiltonhead.com

    Member Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, Hilton Head Area Hospitality Association

    Island Events Magazine is published monthly by Island Communications, P.O. Box 5511, HiltonHead Island, S.C. 29938, PHONE (843) 757-9889, FAX (843) 757-9189, e-mail:icom@hiltonhead.com. Look for us on the web at hiltonhead.com/category/magazines.Island Events prints a minimum of 685,000 copies per year and is distributed to approximately500 Island locations. Subscriptions available at $25.00 (Canada, $35 US) per year, single copiesavailable for postage and handling charges of $5.00 (Canada, $6 US). Send check to addressabove. The design, concept, and contents of Island Events are copyrighted and may not in anymanner be reproduced in part or whole without written permission from the publisher.Every effort is made to provide dependable information, however, the publisher does not warrantthat the content herein is complete or accurate. Any rates, special offers, etc. are subject tochange and are not guaranteed by Island Communications.

    Copyright 2011, Island Communications. All rights reserved.

    CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER ....................Linda Rew-Gifford

    PUBLISHER ................................................Lorraine Jenness

    ART DIRECTOR ................................................Jennifer Mlay

    PRODUCTION DIRECTOR ....................................Lynn Smith

    EDITOR ............................................................Allyson Jones

    CONTRIBUTING WRITERS .................................... Jo Emery,

    Shelly Hudson, Kathleen McMenamin,

    Georgene Mortimer, Patte Ranney, Doug Weaver

    ACCOUNTING ..................................................Mallory Raley

    DISTRIBUTION STAFF................................Bruce McLemore,

    Gerry Norris, John Tant

    CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER ....................Joyce Harkins

    cEditors NoteHome to awe-inspiring natural beauty, temperate winter weather,

    a variety of outdoor activities and festive events, the joys of theholiday season on Hilton Head Island are too numerous to count.

    Spend warm winter days navigating miles of paved publicpathways on a rented bike or head out for a leisurely stroll on milesof white-sand beaches. Set sail on a dolphin nature cruise or paddlepristine waterways on a guided kayak trip. Work on your game atdozens of world-class golf courses or simply kick back, relax andenjoy the sights and sounds of the season.

    Gather family and friends for a delicious meal at hundreds oflocal restaurants, book a private room and host your own party orreserve a spot at one of the special New Years Eve celebrations tak-ing place around the Island. For tips on what to order and holidayhours of operation, look over our Must Taste and HolidayDining features.

    If last-minute shopping is on your agenda, you can find theperfect gifts for everyone on your list at countless area boutiques,specialty retailers and factory outlet stores. Our Holiday GiftGuide has great ideas for unique merchandise, experiences andservices you just wont find anywhere else.

    With holiday light displays, home tours, concerts, benefits,productions, festivals, commemorations, Santa sightings and moretaking place throughout the month, there is something for all agesto do, see and experience. Take a moment to look over our detailedCalendar of Events and Holiday Highlights, so you dont missa thing.

    Also in this issue of Island Events, Georgene Mortimer of IslandWinery explains why wine is always a tasteful gift, Chef RyanAlphaugh of Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta & Steak House serves up adelicious recipe for Shrimp Bisque and Certified Health CoachShelly Hudson of Powerhouse Family Fitness Gym has tips onenjoying a healthy holiday.

    Former PGA Tour pro Doug Weaver discusses the science of thegolf swing, Kathleen McMenamin of H2O Sports looks for HoodedMergansers and Capt. Patte Ranney of Outside Hilton Head findsHorseshoe Crabs on the beach.

    As always, the best in the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire can befound at hiltonhead.com, hiltonheadisland.com, bluffton.com,beaufort.com, savannah.com and stsimonsisland.com. Planyour stay with the help of our popular websites and check out theonline versions of our priceless publications.

    Happy holidays from all of us at Island Communications! We wishyou and yours abundance, happiness and peace in the New Year.

  • 8 ISLAND EVENTS DECEMBER 2011 hiltonhead.com

    60FEATURES10 Holiday Highlights

    By Allyson Jones12 Must Taste13 Island Calendar

    Activities and Events Islandwide16 Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta & Steak House

    Shrimp BisqueCourtesy of Chef Ryan Alphaugh

    18 No Ordinary Stocking StufferBy Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery

    22 Holiday Dining26 Top 10 Tips For Healthy Holidays

    By Shelly Hudson, Certified Health Coach, Powerhouse Family Fitness Gym

    30 Holiday Gift Guide42 Island Beaches44 Island Horoscope December

    An Island Events Favorite46 Island Tides54 Recreational Pathways Guide58 Horseshoe Crabs

    By Capt. Patte Ranney, Outside Hilton Head60 Hooded Mergansers

    By Kathleen McMenamin, H2O Sports62 A Good Swing Isnt Rocket Science (or is it?)

    By I.J. Schecter with Doug Weaver70 Events Puzzle

    By Jo Emery

    DEPARTMENTS6 Editors Note

    12 Dining & Lounges24 Lodging & Real Estate 26 Arts & Services 29 Puzzle Answer30 Shopping46 Activities52 Holiday & Community Worship64 Golf Chart66 Directory of Advertisers68 Map of Hilton Head Island

    CONTENTSDECEMBER 2011 / 38TH YEAR / ISSUE 10

    About Our Cover...Lillian VanDeventercelebrates her first

    Christmas on the beaches of Hilton Head Island.

    Photography by Joyce Harkins,Hilton Head Island Photography.

  • 10 ISLAND EVENTS DECEMBER 2011 hiltonhead.com

    The Sea Pines ResortCelebrate the season in TheSea Pines Resort where theHarbour Town Lights glitteruntil January 2. Enjoy dozens ofilluminated figures and displays,including the Harbour TownLighthouse and a 30-footChristmas tree, vote on yourfavorite artwork created by localelementary school studentshanging in shop windows duringthe Holiday Window Contestand make a difference bydonating canned goods andunwrapped toys to The DeepWell Project.

    Plenty of live entertainment andfun family activities take place inHarbour Town throughout themonth, including Holiday Funwith Yostie and the PuppetPatrol and Visits with Santaon December 16, GreggRussells Christmas Concerton December 23, and the 11thAnnual Polar Bear Swim fol-lowed by a New Years EveGolf Ball Drop from the top ofthe Lighthouse on December 31.For details and a completeschedule, call (843) 842-1979or visit seapines.com/events.

    On December 31, ring in theNew Year during A Salty DogNew Years Eve with horsdoeuvres, dinner, drinks, music,dancing, a midnight cham-pagne toast and Salty Dog fun.Reservations are required. (843)290-9875 or saltydog.com.

    Tanger OutletsIn addition to huge savings atmore than 80 name brand fac-

    tory stores, Visit with SantaIsland Style in the courtyardof Tanger Outlet Center 2 onSaturdays and Sundays from 12-4 p.m. through December 18.Santa has treats for the kids,Tanger coupon books forparents and a professional pho-tographer is on hand to snappictures. (843) 837-5410 ortangeroutlet.com.

    Coligny PlazaThose who need to check ontheir naughty or nice status canalso visit with Santa at ColignyPlaza on December 10 duringthe Christmas Festival &Oyster Roast. Eat, drink and bemerry with live music, photoswith Santa and a Toy Drive tobenefit the Deep Well Project.(843) 842-6050 orcolignyplaza.com.

    South Carolina RepertoryCompanyA Marvelous Party, join theSouth Carolina RepertoryCompany for the delightfulmusical revue, Oh, Coward!,December 1-18. A theatricalcelebration of Noel Cowardswit and warmth, show times areWednesday through Saturday at8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.December 1 is the OpeningNight Champagne Receptionor join the cast and director forTalkbacks after the December 7thand 13th performances. (843) 342-2057 orhiltonheadtheatre.com.

    Coastal Discovery Museumat Honey HornOn December 20, 1860,

    by Allyson Jones

    Holiday Highlights

    Free Santa Visits & PicturesThe South Beach Inn

    With festive fundraisers, spectacular productions, fasci-nating exhibits, Christmas light displays, holiday hometours, Santa sightings, Civil War commemorations andNew Years Eve parties, December is the most wonderfultime of year on Hilton Head Island. Take a look at just afew of the special happenings taking place this month:

    Down at The Salty DogCaf in South Beach

    Marina Village,Shrimpfest continuesthrough the end of the

    year with a choice ofsavory local shrimp dishesoffered nightly at a great

    price. Before or afterdinner, stroll through the

    Village and check outhundreds of thousandsof twinkling lights andChristmas decorations

    during the annualSouth Beach Holiday

    Lights extravaganza.Stop by the South BeachInn through December 17for Free Santa Visits &Pictures with treats for

    the whole family, includ-ing well-behaved dogs,

    on Fridays and Saturdaysfrom 3-7 p.m.

    (843) 671-6498 orsaltydog.com.

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    South Carolina became the firststate to secede from the Union.Four months later, the CivilWar began when Confederateartillery opened fire on FortSumter in Charleston Harbor.

    Commemorating this definingmoment in American history,Civil War in the Lowcountry,an exhibition tracing the earlyhistory of the Civil War on HiltonHead Island, is on display at theCoastal Discovery Museum atHoney Horn through April 30.

    December 1-4, the CoastalDiscovery Museum and theLowcountry Civil War RoundTable, Inc. have partnered topresent the Lowcountry CivilWar SesquicentennialCommemoration. This four-day event includes lectures byprominent historians, theatricalperformances, a Civil Warencampment and re-enactment,tours of local and regional CivilWar sites and a narrated boattrip recreating the Battle of PortRoyal Sound. Various ticketpackages are available. (843)689-6767 ext. 223 orcoastaldiscovery.org.

    Hilton Head Choral SocietyA holiday tradition, the HiltonHead Choral Societys 27thAnnual Christmas Tour ofHomes - The Bells of Belfairtakes place on December 4 from12-5 p.m. Tour six unique homesdecorated in holiday splendorin Blufftons Belfair Plantation,enjoy refreshments and liveChristmas music at the BelfairClubhouse and enter to win oneof six Mark Roberts ChristmasFairies.

    On December 9, the ChoralSociety presents The Sounds ofChristmas A Kaleidoscopeof Carols at First PresbyterianChurch with traditional carolsand holiday tunes from England,Europe and the USA featuringthe HHCS Chorus, YouthChorale and orchestra. Fortour or concert tickets, call(843) 341-3818 or visit

    hiltonheadchoralsociety.org.

    Hilton Head SymphonyOrchestraShowcasing the talents of guestconductor Teddy Abrams and2011 HHSO Youth ConcertoCompetition winner AnnieBender, the Hilton HeadSymphony Orchestras 30thBe Our Guest season contin-ues at First Presbyterian Churchon December 5 with Celebratethe Season. Highlights of thisholiday concert include MozartsSleighride, the HallelujahChorus and selections from TheNutcracker. (843) 842-2055or hhso.org.

    Art League of Hilton Head GalleryIn the Art League of HiltonHead Gallery at the ArtsCenter, the Fine Art CraftsGuilds debut exhibition,CraftHiltonHead2011, is onview through December 30with an Artist Reception onDecember 1 from 5-7 p.m.(843) 681-5060 orartleaguehhi.org.

    Our 9th Annual CommunityChristmas Day DinnerA celebration of Christsbirthday, Our 9th AnnualCommunity Christmas DayDinner at Aunt Chiladas EasyStreet Cafe takes place onDecember 25 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy a free turkey buffetand carolers with free will offer-ings accepted for Meals onWheels and Second Helpings.Reservations are encouraged.(843) 304-1086 or 705-5725.

    Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta & SteakhouseIn Shelter Cove Harbour, EarlWilliams serenades the arrivalof the New Year at KingfisherSeafood, Pasta & Steak Houseon December 31. Reservationsare required for this evening of dinner, dancing, jazz andMotown music with a cham-pagne toast at midnight. (843) 785-4442 orkingfisherseafood.com.

    The Drowsy ChaperoneArts Center of Coastal Carolina

    The funniest musicalyou've never seen, TheDrowsy Chaperone iscenter stage at the Arts Center of CoastalCarolina, December 7-31. A modern Broadwayclassic, give the gift oflaughter this holidayseason with tickets to theshow or ring in the NewYear at the 9:30 p.m.performance onDecember 31 with com-plimentary champagne,party favors and amidnight countdownwith the cast. For tickets,call (843) 842-2787 orvisit artshhi.com.

  • The British Open Pub offers authentic English food,American favorites and Certified Angus beef in a family-friendly, pub-

    style atmosphere at both their Hilton Head and Bluffton locations.

    Caseys Sports Bar & Grille features the Islands best over-sized wingsand house specialties like the Roast Beef on Weck, a variety of wraps, cheese

    steaks, sandwiches, salads and enormous hamburgers.

    Enjoy creative cuisine, legendary seafood specialties, decadent desserts and spectacularwaterfront dining at the Chart House.

    Seafood Lovers can jump right into a steamed seafood pot filled with lobster, shrimp,snow crab legs and oysters at either of the two great waterfront locations of The Crazy Crab.

    Whats more delicious than a doughnut? A fresh, hot, hand-dipped, custom-made cakedoughnut from Flamingos Doughnut Cafe.

    The Frosty Frog Cafe not only serves up the most outrageously delicious frozendaiquiris, Frosty also offers finger-licking good food.

    Award-winning wings are just one of the tasty menu items found at Hilton HeadBrewing Co. 1st Overall Winner of the 2011 Hilton Head Island WingFest.

    Its Greek To Me serves the Islands best calamari, an array of Greek specialty dishesand homemade, mouth-watering desserts while dining indoors or out on the spaciouspatio or roof-top terrace.

    Build your own Seafood Volcano a smoking mound of seafood at KingfisherSeafood Pasta & Steak House on the water at Shelter Cove Harbour.

    Great seafood and steaks can be enjoyed, along with a breathtaking view, while seatedindoors or out at Lands End Tavern.

    Fresh, homemade and tasty American and Mediterranean food can be found at The Market Street Cafe, a favorite of locals and visitors alike.

    Enjoy a full menu of seafood, salads and sandwiches served along with tropical freezesand ocean breezes at The Salty Dog Cafe.

    For the very best in Italian cuisine, visit Stellini ItalianRestaurant the Lowcountrys Little Italy since 1989!

    Fresh seafood, delicious steaks and sandwiches, along withone of the best views on the Island, can be found at The Wreck of The Salty Dog Cafe.

    Must TasteMust Taste

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    Ongoing: Daily Alligator & Wildlife Tours inThe Sea Pines Resort Forest Preserve hosted bythe H2O Nature Center. (843) 686-5323 orh2osportsonline.com.

    Ongoing: Powerhouse Kids Club for ages 6 months-12 years at Island Playground inBlufftons Bridge Center. Children have private,supervised use of Island Playground while adultswork out at Powerhouse Family Fitness Gym.Call for details. 1538 Fording Island Rd. (843)706-9700 or island-playground.com.

    Ongoing: The Art Academy of the Hilton HeadArt League offers classes and workshops for all

    ages and skill levels. Pre-registration required.106 Cordillo Pkwy. (843) 842-5738 orartleaguehhi.org.

    Monday - Saturday: Wine Flights & Cheeseat the Island Winery, 12:30-2:30 p.m. $7 perflight. 12-A Cardinal Rd. (843) 842-3141 orislandwinery.com.

    Monday - Friday: Cardio Tennis at the SeaPines Racquet Club, 8 & 11 a.m.; Mon., Wed.& Fri. at 6 p.m. Provides players of all skill levelswith a high-energy tennis workout. Single sessionsavailable. (843) 363-4495 or seapines.com.

    Monday - Thursday: Wine & Cheese HappyHour at the Island Winery starting at 4 p.m. Covercharge. 12-A Cardinal Rd. (843) 842-3141 orislandwinery.com.

    Mondays: Where Does the Power ComeFrom? golf clinic and demonstration with DougWeaver at the Jones Golf Center in PalmettoDunes, 4 p.m. Free. (843) 785-1138 orpalmettodunes.com.

    Mondays: The Hilton Head Shore Notes (SweetAdelines) rehearse at Island Lutheran Church, 7 p.m. Guests welcome. 4400 Main St. (843)681-3516 or hiltonheadshorenotes.com.

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  • 14 ISLAND EVENTS DECEMBER 2011 hiltonhead.com

    Tuesday - Sunday: Gullah Heritage TrailTours depart from the Coastal Discovery Museumat Honey Horn. Experience the Gullah culture of Hilton Head Island on a narrated tour.Reservations required. 70 Honey Horn Dr.(843) 681-7066 or gullaheritage.com.

    Thursdays: ArtStart visual arts class for ages2-5 accompanied by an adult at the Arts Centerof Coastal Carolina through Dec. 15, 2-3 p.m.Pre-registration required. 14 Shelter Cove Lane.(843) 686-3945 ext. 233 or artshhi.com.

    Thursdays: Bluffton Farmers Market atCarson Cottages in Old Town Bluffton throughDec. 22, 2-6 p.m. Programs for ExceptionalPeople (PEP) will sell their pottery at the Dec. 22market. 40 Calhoun St. (843) 415-2447 orfarmersmarketbluffton.com.

    Fridays & Saturdays: Free Santa Visits &Pictures with treats for the whole family, includingwell-behaved dogs, at the South Beach Inn inSouth Beach Marina Village, 3-7 p.m. ThroughDec. 17. 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 671-6498or saltydog.com.

    Fridays: Social Shag Dance Night hosted bythe Hilton Head Island Carolina Shag Club atRemys Bar & Grill, 6-9 p.m. Open dancing witha DJ spinning beach music. 130 Arrow Rd.(843) 505-0152 or hhishag.com.

    Saturdays & Sundays: Visits with Santa IslandStyle at the holiday tiki post in the courtyard ofTanger Outlet 2 through Dec. 18, 12-4 p.m.Free treats for kids and a free Tanger couponbook for parents with a professional photographeravailable to snap pictures. 1414 Fording IslandRd. (843) 837-5410 or tangeroutlet.com.

    Saturdays: Hardeeville Farmers & Artists Market at Hilton Head Lakes North, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Hwy. 278 near Exit 8. (843) 784-3606or hardeevillechamberofcommerce.com.

    December 1 - April 30: Civil War in theLowcountry, an exhibition tracing the earlyhistory of the Civil War on Hilton Head Island,at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn.70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767 orcoastaldiscovery.org.

    December 1 - January 11: The CoastalDiscovery Museum on Hilton Head Island isseeking artists for The Art Market at Honey

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    Horn, a juried fine art and craft show, April 28-29,2012. Applications are available online. (843)689-6767 ext. 225 or coastaldiscovery.org.

    December 1 - January 2: Harbour TownLights at The Sea Pines Resort & Holiday WindowContest. Dozens of Christmas light displays,including the Harbour Town Lighthouse, with orig-inal works of art created by local elementaryschool students on display in shop windows.Canned goods, unwrapped toys and monetarydonations will be accepted for the Deep WellProject at a kiosk near the Liberty Oak. (843)842-1979 or seapines.com/events.

    December 1 - January 1: South BeachHoliday Lights in South Beach Marina Village.Thousands of twinkling lights and Christmas dec-orations. Free Santa Visits & Pictures with treatsfor the whole family, including well-behaved dogs,at the South Beach Inn on Dec. 2-3, 9-10 & 16-17 from 3-7 p.m. 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843)671-6498 or saltydog.com.

    December 1 - 31: Annual Shrimpfest at TheSalty Dog Caf in South Beach Marina Village,4 p.m.-close. Celebrate the local shrimp

    harvest with a choice of special shrimp recipesat a great price. 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843)671-2233 or saltydog.com.

    December 1 - 31: David Randall, owner ofFastFrame Expert Picture Framing in Port RoyalPlaza, is selling his original portrait of GovernorNikki Haley and various sizes of high-quality prints.Proceeds from the sale of the original portraitbenefit the charity of the customers choice. 95 Mathews Dr. (843) 342-7696 or e-maildsrandall@yahoo.com.

    December 1 - 31: The Public Art Exhibitionon Hilton Head Island featuring 20 large-scalepieces created by local, regional and internation-al artists is on display at the Coastal DiscoveryMuseum at Honey Horn. 70 Honey Horn Dr.(843) 689-6767 or hhipublicart.org.

    December 1 - 30: CraftHiltonHead2011Fine Art Crafts Guild Debut Exhibition in the ArtLeague of Hilton Head Gallery at the Arts Centerof Coastal Carolina. Opening Reception onDec. 1, 5-7 p.m. 14 Shelter Cove Lane. (843)681-5060 or artleaguehhi.org.

    December 1 - 23: A Burst of Color, an exhibitof works by the 11-member Les Bonnes Artistes,is on display at the Hilton Head Branch Library.

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  • 16 ISLAND EVENTS DECEMBER 2011 hiltonhead.com

    DirectionsRoux: In a large saucepan over medium heat,combine 1 1/2 cup of butter and flour. Cookstirring, until flour taste disappears or until a goldenbrown color, about 7 minutes. Season with salt andpepper to taste. Remove from heat and set aside.

    In a large sauce pan over medium heat, cookshrimp shells and onion in 1/4 cup of butter untilonions are translucent. Stir in garlic, paprika,tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce and cookfor 8 minutes mixing everything well together. Addbrandy and burn off the alcohol. Let simmer forabout 4 minutes. Strain through a fine wire meshor a cheesecloth. Take the strained ingredients andadd them back to your flour and butter saucepan.Add the cream and simmer in saucepan stirringvery well so nothing sticks to the bottom. Cookyour medium-diced shrimp with 1 3/4 tsp. ofbutter in a separate saute pan over medium heatuntil translucent. Add to the soup and enjoy.

    Garnish with fresh chives and a little swirl of extravirgin olive oil. A toasted baguette is always goodfor dipping. Serves 6.

    Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta & Steak HouseShrimp BisqueCourtesy of Chef Ryan Alphaugh

    Ingredients

    1 1/2 cups butter1/4 cup butter1/2 cup all-purpose flourSalt and pepper to taste10 oz. shrimp, peeled and

    de-veined (reserve shells)6 oz. onions, minced3/4 clove garlic, minced1 1/2 tsp. paprika3/4 cup tomato paste2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce2 Tbsp. brandy3 cups heavy cream1 3/4 tsp. butterFresh chives, optionalExtra virgin olive oil, optional

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    Paintings in a variety of media. All artwork is for sale. 11 Beach City Rd. (843) 689-5088.

    December 1 - 19: 3rd Annual CharityCelebration of Trees at The Westin Hilton HeadIsland Resort & Spa. Bid on decorated trees to benefit the Sandalwood Community FoodPantry. 2 Grasslawn Ave. (843) 681-4000 orwestinhiltonheadisland.com/holidays.

    December 1 - 18: The South CarolinaRepertory Company presents Oh, Coward!, a delightful musical revue celebrating NoelCowards wit and warmth. Wed.-Sat. at 8 p.m.;Sun. at 2 p.m. Opening Night ChampagneReception on Dec. 1. Talkbacks on Dec. 7 & 13.136 Beach City Rd. (843) 342-2057 orhiltonheadtheatre.com.

    December 1 - 4: The Lowcountry Civil WarSesquicentennial Commemoration hosted bythe Lowcountry Civil War Roundtable and theCoastal Discovery Museum. Lectures by nation-ally-recognized experts/historians, a large CivilWar encampment, historical tours of local andregional sites and a boat tour re-enacting the

    Battle of Port Royal Sound. Various ticket pack-ages are available. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843)689-6767 ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.

    December 1: Heritage Library Fall LectureSeries: Beaufort & South Carolina at the Corepresented by Robert Smith, 1:30 p.m. Admissionfee, reservations required. Savannah Bank Bldg.,852 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 686-6560 orheritagelib.org.

    December 1: The Road Home, a journeyand weaving of thoughts, words, songs andspeeches of those caught in the maelstrom of theearly years of the Civil War, at the Hilton HeadHigh School Visual and Performing Arts Center,7:30 p.m. Produced by the Actors Theatre ofSouth Carolina. 70 Wilborn Rd. (843) 689-6767ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.

    December 2 - 16: Art Academy Exhibit ison display at the Art Academy of the Art Leagueof Hilton Head. Opening Reception on Dec. 2,5-7 p.m. The exhibit is open for viewing on week-days, call for hours. 106 Cordillo Pkwy. (843)842-5738 or artleaguehhi.org.

    December 2 - 3: Self-Guided Tours of FortMitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, part of the

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    No Ordinary Stocking StufferBy Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery

    ... if youve been naughtythis year, consider leavinga bottle of Chardonnayout for Santa...

    With the gift-giving season upon us, we oftenhear, Its the thought that counts. While youmay indeed be thinking fondly of friends andloved ones when giving gifts this holidayseason, how often do you really take the timeto pick a thoughtful gift? When we give agift, do we ever consider how much symbol-ism we wrap up with the package?

    Lets consider, for a moment, how much sym-bolism is in a bottle of wine.

    You can convey much more than ordinaryseasons greetings this year with wine; a greatbottle symbolizes the fellowship and connectionwe feel with others. A gift that can be enjoyedwith family and close friends, or can commemo-rate a special time and place with absent lovedones, a bottle of wine is no ordinary stockingstuffer. Scouring your local wine shop for thatrare vintage for a special somebody can bemore rewarding than standing in line for thelatest (and soon to be outdated) gadget.

    Wine also captures wonderful moments in time.

    Maybe Christmas 2011 has you nostalgic forChristmas 2006, 1996 or 1956? Spending lessmoney than you may think, you can savor theflavors of Christmas past. Perhaps you spent someof your best holidays on Hilton Head Island orare spending your first Christmas with some-body you married on our wonderful beaches?

    If you cant make it down to the Island thisseason, you can always place a bottle of localwine under the tree. Drinking it will only makethe memories fonder.

    Purchasing a case of wine usually gets you a dis-count, so if you shop for presents by the dozen,this may be the option for you. Ever notice thatthere are 12 days of Christmas and 12 bottlesof wine in a case? Or, the particularly pleasingcubic shape of a case and how attractive itwould look wrapped up under the tree?

    While the holidays are about comfort and joy,sometimes the holiday season can be verystressful.

    A bottle (or case of wine) may be one of thosepresents you want to open before Christmasmorning. And, if youve been naughty this year,consider leaving a bottle of Chardonnay outfor Santa instead of milk and cookies. Sharinga bottle of wine is always a great strategy forgetting on somebodys nice list any time ofthe year.

    Giving wine as a gift is thoughtful because agreat wine fits every budget. Its not only asensible present, but its a gift that can conveyheartfelt holiday sentiments. Wine can symbolizesome of the things we hold sacred during theholiday season; its a present we can fill with ourown meanings to be shared with friends and lovedones whether theyve been naughty or nice!

    The perfect bottle of award-winning wineawaits at Island Winery on Cardinal Road.Store/Tasting hours are Monday-Saturday,12:30-5:30 p.m. with Wine Flights &Cheese available from 12:30-2:30 p.m. AWine & Cheese Happy Hour is offeredMonday-Thursday starting at 4 p.m. (843)842-3141 or islandwinery.com.

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    Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration, inHilton Head Plantation, 12-4 p.m. Short talkspresented by the Heritage Library at 1:30 &3:30 p.m. $5 donation/fee. (843) 686-6560 or heritagelib.org.

    December 2 & 9: Hilton Head Island HolidayFarmers Market at Honey Horn, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.Free parking. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 785-2767or farmersmarkethiltonheadisland.com.

    December 2: Re-Creation of the Battle ofPort Royal Sound narrated boat tour led byMichael Coker, part of the Lowcountry Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration, on theSpirit of Harbour Town, 12-4 p.m. Reservationsrequired. (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 orcoastaldiscovery.org.

    December 2: Light Up the Night in OldTown Bluffton, 3-8 p.m. Lighting of the TownsOfficial Christmas Tree at 7 p.m. All of theCalhoun Street and Promenade shops stay openlate with carolers, hot chocolate and hot toddiesat Captain Woodys. (843) 706-4500 orwww.townofbluffton.sc.gov.

    December 2: The Hilton Head Prep LowerSchool Strings Ensemble performs as part of theHarbour Town Lights celebration, 5 p.m. TheHilton Head Prep Middle & Upper School StringsEnsemble performs at 5:30 p.m. (843) 842-1979or seapines.com/events.

    December 2: Tis the Season for Giving FreeFamily Fun Night at The Sandbox, An InteractiveChildrens Museum, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Decoratethe Museums tree, plus snow and snacks. Bring a canned food item for the Deep WellProject. 18A Pope Ave. (843) 842-7645 orthesandbox.org.

    December 3 & 10: Holiday Workshop:Ceramic Ornaments for ages 5 and up at theArts Center of Coastal Carolina, 10 a.m.-noon.Pre-registration required. 14 Shelter Cove Lane.(843) 686-3945 ext. 233 or artshhi.com.

    December 3: 2011 Town of Bluffton ChristmasParade begins at Bluffton Town Hall, 11 a.m.The parade heads down Bridge Street to CalhounStreet to May River Road to Pin Oak Street andfinishes at Oscar Frazier Park. 20 Bridge St. (843)706-4500 or www.townofbluffton.sc.gov.

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    AJs BurgersNew Orleans Road, by Blockbuster, E-20 onmap. GPS: 1-G New Orleans Road. Serving 20 mouth-watering specialty burgers using thefreshest ground chuck and a mind-boggling arrayof fresh toppings, along with wraps, salads, chili,hand-cut French fries and homemade beer-battered onion rings. Open Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.; Sat., 12-4 p.m.

    British Open PubThe Village at Wexford, F-20 on map. GPS: 1000 William Hilton Parkway #D3; SheridanPark, Bluffton, Mainland on map. GPS: 5Sherington Drive; Sun City, Okatie, Mainland on map. GPS: 60 Sun City Club Lane. AuthenticBritish fare served in an attractive pub-stylerestaurant with golf art, memorabilia and theonly bar by Titleist. Serving the Islands best fish and chips, Certified Angus Beef, fresh sea-food, our famous pot pies and more. Seven im-ported beers on tap. Serving Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday Brunch, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See ad page 15. (843) 686-6736(Hilton Head), 815-6736 (Bluffton), 705-4005(Okatie). britishopenpub.net.

    Captain Johns Galley at The Salty Dog CafeSouth Beach Marina Village, The Sea PinesResort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea PinesDrive. Enjoy seafood right out of the ocean andonto your plate. Serving great seafood, steaks,pasta and more in a fun, nautical atmosphere.Call for seasonal hours. See ad pages 36-39.(843) 671-5199. saltydog.com.

    Caseys Sports Bar & GrilleNew Orleans Road, E-19 on map. GPS: 37 New Orleans Road #J. Over 40 TVs for viewing all your favorite sporting events and not a bad seat in the house. Offering a full bar,fantastic Happy Hour and full menu for thehearty and healthy appetite. The Islands best collection of sports memorabilia. GreatBuffalo wings, roast beef on weck, soups, sandwiches, salads and more. Open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. See ad page 23. (843) 785-2255. caseyshhi.com.

    Chart HouseHudson Road off Squire Pope Road, S-28 onmap. GPS: 2 Hudson Road. Join us for spec-tacular waterfront dining at the legendary ChartHouse located on the Intracoastal Waterway.Chart House offers beautiful views and outdoorseating on the fabulous new patio. The menufeatures fresh fish, pristine seafood, succulentsteaks, Lowcountry specialty items and more.Open daily for lunch and dinner; Early Bird

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    The Crazy CrabHarbour Town, H-8 on map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Road; Jarvis Creek, Q-24 on map.GPS: 104 William Hilton Parkway. Fresh localseafood in two picturesque settings on the water. Casual dining and great family fun. Enjoy local seafood favorites prepared any way you like. Kids menu available. Servinglunch and dinner daily. See ad page 3. (843)681-5021 (Jarvis Creek), 363-2722 (HarbourTown). thecrazycrab.com.

    Flamingos Doughnut CafeOffice Park Road, in the Park Plaza ShoppingCenter, F-17 on map. GPS: 33-C Office ParkRoad. Enjoy a fresh, hot, hand-dipped, custommade cake doughnut from Hilton Heads only specialty doughnut shop! Also servingtraditional breakfasts, along with specialcreations. For lunch, order a fresh chicken ortuna pita or wrap or another of the many freshand delicious made-to-order selections. Servingbreakfast and lunch. See ad page 17. (843)686-4606. flamingosdoughnutcafe.com.

    The Frosty Frog Cafe Daiquiri BarColigny Plaza, C-18 on map. GPS: 1 NorthForest Beach Drive. Hilton Heads only daiquiribar and caf with a large selection of daiquiris,full bar and non-frozen drinks with a choice of80, 151 or 190 proof. Gallons and half gallonsto go. Full menu with appetizers, salads, subs,sandwiches (including prime rib), 20 oz. Certi-fied Black Angus burgers and more. Now serv-ing pizza. Play NTN Trivia. Open daily, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Lunch and dinner until 10 p.m. See adpage 14. (843) 686-3764. frostyfrog.com.

    Hilton Head Brewing CompanyGreenwood Dr. in Reilleys Plaza, E-16 on map. GPS: 7 Greenwood Drive. South

    Carolinas first microbrewery since Prohibition.Serving fresh, local seafood along with dailyspecials. Our menu features a vast array ofitems. Join us for our great Happy Hour with drink specials. Serving lunch, Sat. and Sun., 11:30 a.m.; Serving dinner daily, 4:30 p.m.; Happy Hour, 4-7 p.m. See ad page 15. (843) 785-3900.hiltonheadbrewingcompany.com.

    Its Greek To Me11 Lagoon Road, across from Coligny Plaza, C-19 on map. GPS: 11 Lagoon Road. Enjoy an array of Greek specialty and authentic dishes prepared from scratch using secret family recipes and only the finest ingredients.Serving lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. HappyHour 5-7 p.m. Take-out and Kids Menuavailable. See ad page 14. (843) 842-4033.itsgreektomesc.com.

    Jakes Salty Dog PizzaSouth Beach Marina Village in The Sea PinesResort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea PinesDrive. Serving hand-tossed pizza, sandwiches,salads and more. Free Sea Pines delivery. Call for seasonal hours. See ad pages 36-39. (843) 671-2020. saltydog.com.

    Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta & Steak HouseShelter Cove Harbour, H-26 on map. GPS:18 Harbourside Lane. Award-winning Chefcreates fresh seafood, pasta, and steaks with a breathtaking water view and incredibleMediterranean dcor. Early Bird specials avail-able nightly from 5-7 p.m. and Happy Hourspecials available nightly from 5-8 p.m.Outdoor seating and private banquet spaceavailable, as well. Go to Kingfishers Facebookpage for special deals, events and entertain-ment schedule. See ad page 7. (843) 785-4442.kingfisherseafood.com.

    Lands End TavernSouth Beach Marina Village in The Sea PinesResort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea

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    BRITISH OPEN PUB, VILLAGE AT WEXFORD1000 William Hilton Parkway #D3 (843) 686-6736Christmas Eve 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.Christmas Day ClosedNew Year s Eve 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.New Year s Day 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

    BRITISH OPEN PUB, BLUFFTON5 Sherington Drive(843) 815-6736Christmas Eve 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.Christmas Day ClosedNew Year s Eve 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.New Year s Day 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

    CASEYS SPORTS BAR & GRILLE37 New Orleans Road #J(843) 785-2255Christmas Eve From 11:30 a.m.Christmas Day From 11:30 a.m.New Year s Eve From 11:30 a.m.New Year s Day From 11:30 a.m.

    CHART HOUSE2 Hudson Road(843) 342-9066Christmas Eve 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.Christmas Day 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.New Year s Eve 11:30 a.m. to midnightNew Year s Day 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    THE CRAZY CRAB,HARBOUR TOWN149 Lighthouse Road(843) 681-5021Christmas Eve From 11:30 a.m.Christmas Day ClosedNew Year s Eve From 11:30 a.m.New Year s Day From 11:30 a.m.

    THE CRAZY CRAB, HWY. 278104 William Hilton Parkway(843) 363-2722Christmas Eve From 11:30 a.m.Christmas Day ClosedNew Year s Eve From 11:30 a.m.New Year s Day From 11:30 a.m.

    FLAMINGOS DOUGHNUT CAFE33-C Office Park Road(843) 686-4606Call for Seasonal Hours

    THE FROSTY FROG CAFE DAIQUIRI BAR1 North Forest Beach Drive(843) 686-3764Christmas Eve 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Christmas Day ClosedNew Year s Eve 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.New Year s Day 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    HILTON HEAD BREWINGCOMPANY7 Greenwood Drive(843) 785-3900Christmas Eve From 11:30 a.m.Christmas Day ClosedNew Year s Eve From 11:30 a.m.New Year s Day From 11:30 a.m.

    ITS GREEK TO ME11 Lagoon Road(843) 842-4033Christmas Eve From 11 a.m.Christmas Day From 11 a.m.New Year s Eve From 11 a.m.New Year s Day From 11 a.m.

    KINGFISHER SEAFOOD,PASTA & STEAK HOUSE18 Harbourside Lane(843) 785-4442Christmas Eve ClosedChristmas Day ClosedNew Year s Eve From 5 p.m.New Year s Day From 5 p.m.

    THE MARKET STREET CAFE1 North Forest Beach Drive(843) 686-4976Christmas Eve From 11 a.m.Christmas Day ClosedNew Year s Eve From 11 a.m.New Year s Day From 11 a.m.

    PIGGLY WIGGLYDELI/BAKERY,COLIGNY PLAZA1 North Forest Beach Drive(843) 785-3881Christmas Eve From 8 a.m.Christmas Day ClosedNew Year s Eve From 8 a.m.New Year s Day From 8 a.m.

    PIGGLY WIGGLYDELI/BAKERY,PLAZA AT SHELTER COVE32 Shelter Cove Lane(843) 842-4090Christmas Eve From 7 a.m.Christmas Day ClosedNew Year s Eve From 7 a.m.New Year s Day From 7 a.m.

    THE SALTY DOG CAFE232 South Sea Pines Drive(843) 671-2233Christmas Eve 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Christmas Day ClosedNew Year s Eve From 8 a.m.New Year s Day 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    STELLINI ITALIANRESTAURANT15 Pope Avenue Executive Park(843) 785-7006Christmas Eve ClosedChristmas Day ClosedNew Year s Eve From 5 p.m.New Year s Day Closed

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    Pines Drive. Serving everything from fresh sea-food to delicious steaks, its hard not to findsomething to enjoy, and almost impossible toforget the waterfront view. Call for seasonalhours. See ad pages 36-39. (843) 671-5456.saltydog.com.

    The Market Street CafeColigny Plaza, C-18 on map. GPS: 1 NorthForest Beach Drive. An Island favorite for over 25 years. A casual cafe offering well-prepared American and Mediterranean specialties. Favorites include gyros, sub sand-wiches, traditional Italian and Greek pizzas,homemade soups, salads, grinders, Greek-styledinners, homemade desserts and more. Patiodining available. Eat in or take out. Childrensmenu. See coupon ad page 19. (843) 686-4976.marketstreetcafe.com.

    The Salty Dog CafeSouth Beach Marina Village, The Sea PinesResort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea PinesDrive. Enjoy the famous steamed shrimp, frozendrinks, casual atmosphere, great food and liveentertainment at the Islands favorite outdoorcafe overlooking beautiful Braddocks Cove.

    Call for seasonal hours. See ad pages 36-39.(843) 671-2233. saltydog.com.

    Stellini Italian RestaurantExecutive Park Drive, E-19 on map. GPS: 15 Pope Avenue Executive Park. Voted BestItalian Restaurant. The consistency. The quality.Thats why customers keep coming back.Popular Italian menu from the Little Italy section of New York and Northern New Jersey. Fresh seafood, veal, beef, poultry andmore. Extensive wine list, Early Bird Specials, childrens menu and take-out available.Reservations suggested. Open Mon.-Sat. from 5 p.m. See ad page 21. (843) 785-7006.stellinihhi.com.

    The Wreck of the Salty Dog CafeSouth Beach Marina Village, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines Drive. OverlookingBraddocks Cove at South Beach Marina.Offering casual dining with the same spirit as The Salty Dog Cafe. Fresh seafood, delicious steaks, sandwiches and temptingcocktails in a nautical atmosphere with one of the best views on the island. Its hard not to find something to enjoy and impossible toforget the view. Call for seasonal hours. See ad pages 36-39. (843) 671-7327.saltydog.com.

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    ACCOMMODATIONS

    Hilton Head AccommodationsOff Pope Ave., E-18 on map. GPS: 20 ExecutivePark Road. Let our Vacation Counselors assist withyour Hilton Head holiday while saving you timeand money. We represent all the popular HiltonHead Island resorts, as well as home and villavacation rentals, at all price points many of which include FREE golf, tennis, bicycles and wire-less internet. See ad page 25. (843) 842-6556, ext. 3. hiltonheadusa.com.

    South Beach Inn and Vacation RentalsSouth Beach Marina Village in The Sea PinesResort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea PinesDrive. Offering weekly and nightly rates with all theamenities of a large resort and the personal touchof a local bed & breakfast. Stay and play for aweek or a day. Within walking distance of SouthBeach Marina and The Salty Dog Cafe. See adpages 36-39. (843) 671-6498 or Toll Free (800)367-3909. sbinn.com.

    REAL ESTATE

    HiltonHeadIsland.com Real Estate40 Persimmon Street, Ste. 102, Bluffton, Mainland

    on map. GPS: 40 Persimmon Street. Jeff Stubbs isnot only the Broker-in-Charge, but an architect,too. Imagine the benefits of having a realtor withan architectural background and over 20 yearsexperience studying the Hilton Head market as part of your team. Let Jeff show you what profes-sional service is all about. See ad page 24. (843) 247-1113. jeffstubbs.com.

    TIMESHARE RESALES

    Hilton Head Timeshare ResalesFountain Center, E-18 on map. GPS: Ste. 101, 55 Fountain Center. A timeshare reseller workingwith licensed Real Estate agents specializing in theresale of timeshare properties. Providing services toanyone looking to buy or sell a timeshare property.No high pressure tour or free gift, just low prices.No up-front fees to list. Specializing in Marriottproperties. (843) 686-5900 or Toll Free (800)407-0575. hiltonheadislandtimeshare.com.

    Resort Source Timeshare ResalesExecutive Park Road, off Pope Avenue, E-18 onmap. GPS: 20 Executive Park Road. Like so manyof us, you have fallen in love with Hilton HeadIsland. Now is the perfect time to consider owningyour vacation with a timeshare. Stop by before youpurchase anywhere else, or call to compare atimeshare you already own. Ask about our specialresort preview packages. See ad page 25. (843)842-6556, ext. 4. hiltonheadforless.com.

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    1. Dont go to parties hungry.

    If youre going to a party in the evening, besure to eat a healthy lunch and snack in theafternoon.

    2. The choice is yours.

    Instead of focusing on what you cannot orshould not have, think about makinghealthier choices.

    3. Start with veggies and nuts.

    When you arrive at the party, scan the foodtable and go for the veggie tray first and maybea small handful of nuts. Then decide whichitems you might want to sample.

    4. Avoid mindless eating.

    Pay attention to what youre eating and enjoy it.Dont multi-task, or talk and eat (you shouldnttalk with your mouth full anyway).

    5. Budget your calories.

    Like you budget your money during the holidays,decide which food items are worth spendingyour calories. For example, would you ratherhave the high-calorie coffee drink or thatspecial homemade dessert?

    6. Have a water chaser.

    Drink a glass of water before and after yourglass of wine or other alcoholic beverage. Ifyou are seated for a meal, have water with yourmeal, along with your beverage of choice.Drink the water to quench your thirst and sipyour other drink occasionally.

    7. Exercise can erase some mistakes.

    Offset extra calories with an additional exerciseclass, walk on the treadmill or other form ofphysical activity.

    8. Walk it off.

    Go for family walk instead of sitting on thecouch after a big meal.

    9. Take time to de-stress.

    Practice relaxation techniques, such as deepbreathing and/or treat yourself to a massageduring the hectic holiday season. Exercise isalso a great way to de-stress and re-energize.

    10. Focus on family and friends and fun not food.

    Most importantly, the holidays are a great timeto enjoy being together. Find fun activities to dotogether that do not focus on food. Aroundhere were usually fortunate enough to enjoya nice walk on the beach Have Fun!

    Enjoy a happy and healthy holiday season!

    Shelly Hudson is a Certified Health Coachand Registered Nurse with specializedtraining in nutrition and exercise physiol-ogy. She leads workshops on various well-ness topics and offers individual healthand nutrition coaching. Call PowerhouseFamily Fitness Gym in Blufftons BridgeCenter to schedule a free health consulta-tion with Shelly and set your health andfitness goals for a fresh start in the NewYear or ask about the Special 3-Day GymPass. (843) 706-9700.

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    HEALTH & FITNESS

    Powerhouse Family Fitness GymHwy. 278, The Bridge Center, W-22 on map.GPS: 1530 Fording Island Road. In this 14,000 square foot gym you will find state-of-the-art exercise equipment, along with personaltraining, nutrition, customized goal-orientedprograms and a wide array of inspiring groupexercise classes for all age groups. Friendly,knowledgeable and motivating staff membersare always on hand to help meet your fitnessgoals. See ad page 27. (843) 706-9700.

    INTERNET SERVICES

    HiltonHead.comPlanning your next Hilton Head Island vaca-tion? Find accommodations, dining, activities,golf, real estate information, a detailed calender of events, tide tables, beach infor-mation and more. See ad page 9. (843) 757-9889. hiltonhead.com.

    HiltonHeadYellowPages.comFind business listings, phone numbers,

    addresses, maps, driving directions and more for Hilton Head, Bluffton and thesurrounding Lowcountry. See ad page 43.hiltonheadyellowpages.com.

    PHOTOGRAPHY

    Legacy Design PhotographersShelter Cove Harbour (next to Frostys ItalianIces), H-26 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Lane. Create a Hilton Head Island vacationtradition. We specialize in family beach portraits on the Islands beautiful dunes. Enjoyviewing your Hilton Head portraits the next dayusing a state-of-the-art presentation that letsyou see all of the details... and the smiles. It isour pleasure to provide you with all of the personal service youll need to select yourtreasured, heirloom prints. Gift certificatesavailable. See ad page 29. (843) 686-3138.legacydigital.com.

    SPAS

    Fountain SpaFountain Center (near Sea Pines Circle), E-18 on map. GPS: 55 New Orleans Road #201. A cozy, warm, inviting day spa offering person-alized treatments from caring professionals.

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    Services include: Relaxation, Deep Tissue, HotStone, Thai-Yoga, Reiki, Couples and HotBamboo Massage; ilike Organic Skincarefacials, waxing, body wraps, ear coning, spamanicures, spa pedicures, lash extensions,threading and foot treatments. We also sell an array of natural products. We look forward to making you feel whole again. Open daily by appointment. See ad page 27. 1(843) 353-0006. fountainspahhi.com.

    SPECIAL EVENTS

    16th Annual Hilton Head IslandGullah CelebrationA month-long celebration of Gullah culture in February, hosted by NIBCAA, filled withconcerts, Gullah film series, sampling of Gullahcuisine, an arts and crafts expo, the 4th AnnualMarsh Tacky Horse Run on March 18 and muchmore. See ad page 28. (843) 255-7303.gullahcelebration.com.

    THEATRE

    Arts Center of Coastal CarolinaHighway 278 at Shelter Cove Harbour, G-24 on map. GPS: 14 Shelter Cove Lane. A remark-able showcase for professional performing and visual arts, as well as cultural festivals andeducational outreach. And proof that life on our legendary white sand shores is so much more than a day at the beach. A treat for thebest entertainment this side of New York. Exciting productions of musicals, dramas andcomedies. Call for reservations and ticket information. See coupon ad page 67. (843)842-2787. artshhi.com.

    South Carolina Repertory Company136 Beach City Road, M-35 on map. GPS: 136 Beach City Road. Playing Dec. 1-18, Oh Coward! Youre invited to a marvelousparty celebrating one of theatres greatestentertainers Noel Coward. Enjoy Cowardseffervescent music, satirical quips and wittyrepartee brought to life in an intimate venuetransformed into a nightclub. Oh Coward! is a must-see evening of the most memorable tunes of the 20th century. Showtimes on Dec. 1-3, 7-10 and 13-17 at 8 p.m. Matineeperformances on Dec. 4, 11 and 18 at 2 p.m.$30, adults; $28, seniors; $15 for students andmilitary. Call for reservations. See ad page 29.(843) 342-2057. hiltonheadtheatre.com.

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    holiday gift guideHome to hundreds of specialty retailers, uniqueshops, upscale boutiques and factory outletstores, find the perfect gifts for everyone onyour list on Hilton Head Island. From the latestfashions and accessories to unique experiencesand holiday decorations, the options are asintriguing as the Lowcountry itself.

    Jakes Shore ThingThe perfect stocking stuffer for all ages, cozy upwith Snuggle Socks from Jakes Shore Thingin the Plaza at Shelter Cove, Hilton Headsonly Life is good Genuine NeighborhoodShoppe. Spreading the power of optimism,find the full line of Life is good products,including clothing and accessories for theentire family, golf balls, beach toys, dogitems, jewelry and more. (843) 686-2330.

    Forsythe JewelersMacKenzie-Childs holiday collection hasarrived at Forsythe Jewelers in The Shops atSea Pines Center! Tis the season to decorateand these elegant, woodland-inspired glassornaments make the perfect gift. Each orna-ment is finely handcrafted, mouth-blown, andhand-painted in Eastern Europe by some ofthe worlds most talented glass artisans. (843) 671-7070, forsythejewelers.biz orfacebook.com/forsythehhi.

    Tanger OutletsWith significant savings at over 80 namebrand outlet stores, including the new SaltyDog kiosk, the perfect present at the perfectprice is just minutes away. Of course, aTanger gift card is always in style or visit withSanta Island Style in the courtyard at TangerOutlet 2 on Saturdays and Sundays and tellhim exactly what you want this year. (843)837-5410 or tangeroutlet.com.

    Outside Hilton HeadYour Day, Your Way, the Ultimate LowCountry Day package offered by Outside HiltonHead in The Plaza at Shelter Cove is a unique,fully-customized family adventure. Led by expe-rienced guides, spend a memorable afternoonboating, fishing, crabbing, dolphin watching,kayaking, hiking and more, as you explorethe local backcountry. (843) 686-6996 oroutsidehiltonhead.com.

    Legacy Design PhotographersSpecializing in family beach portraits, letLegacy Design Photographers in Shelter CoveHarbour create treasured heirloom prints thisholiday season. From reunions and families to couples and individuals, professionalphotographers capture magical moments on the beaches of Hilton Head Island. (843)686-3138 or legacydigital.com.

    Island WineryToast the season with a bottle of award-winning wine from Island Winery on CardinalRoad. Grapes from around the world areused to produce high-quality wines right here on Hilton Head Island, from fine OldWorld reds and whites to Lowcountry spe-cialty wines created using fresh Carolina fruits and honey. (843) 842-3141 orislandwinery.com.

    Gullah Heritage Trail ToursA West African-based system of traditions,customs, beliefs, art forms and family life whichsurvived centuries of slavery and more than acentury of freedom, experience the Gullahculture of Hilton Head Island with GullahHeritage Trail Tours, a two-hour narrated tripthrough 10 neighborhoods established duringthe Civil War. (843) 681-7066 orgullaheritage.com.

    Designs by CleoA collection of bold and beautiful, one-of-a-kind jewelry handcrafted in sterling silverwith freshwater pearls and/or semi-preciousgemstones, Designs by Cleo in The Gallery of Shops is art you can wear. Call Cleo withyour wish list before Mens Shopping Night on December 16, then send in your signifi-cant other to pick up your hearts desire.(843) 342-7001.

    Fountain SpaThe holidays can be stressful, but FountainSpa on New Orleans Road can help you relax with a personalized massage, facial,body or nail treatment. This inviting day spa in Fountain Center also offers gift certifi-cates you can purchase for that someonespecial in your life. (843) 353-0006 orfountainspahhi.com.

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    BAIT & TACKLE

    Blue Water TackleShopSouth Beach Marina Village in The Sea PinesResort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Drive. T-shirts, charter fishing, bait, fishing tackleand crabbing supplies. Call for reservations and availability. See ad pages 36-39. (843) 671-3060. bluewaterhhicom.

    Palmetto Bay WatersportsPalmetto Bay Marina, located at the foot of the Cross Island Pkwy. Bridge, K-18 on map. GPS: 86 Helmsman Way. Drinks, snacks, ice and frozen bait available. Free parking and nogate fees. See ad page 47. (843) 785-2345.palmettobaywatersports.com.

    CLOTHING CHILDRENS

    Jakes Shore ThingThe Plaza at Shelter Cove (between PigglyWiggly and Fuddruckers), G-27 on map. GPS: 32 Shelter Cove Lane. Hilton Heads only Life is good Genuine NeighborhoodShoppe. We offer the full line of Life is goodproducts featuring jewelry, clothing for adults,youth, toddler and baby, as well as beach

    toys, hats, blankets, bibs, sippy cups, coloringbooks and lunch boxes. All powered byOptimism. Open daily at 10 a.m. See ad page 35. (843) 686-2330.

    CLOTHING LADIES AND MENS

    Camp Hilton HeadHarbour Town (near the Lighthouse), H-8 onmap. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Road; Shelter CoveHarbour, H-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter CoveLane; Coligny Plaza (oceanside), C-18 on map.GPS: 1 North Forest Beach Drive. For the past30 years, the latest styles in unique imprintedresort wear for kids and adults, as well asspecialized Hilton Head gifts and souvenirs have been available to Take Hilton HeadHome. Logoed casual clothing, hats, dressesand specialty items. Open daily. See ad page 2.(843) 671-3600, 671-4633, 842-3666, 686-4877. camphiltonhead.com.

    Frostys ClosetColigny Plaza, C-18 on map. GPS: 1 NorthForest Beach Drive. A great place to visit for all of your frog wear needs. T-shirts, polos,hoodies, tank tops, beach towels and bags,mugs and stuffed animals can be found just 47 hops from Hilton Heads only daiquiri bar. See ad page 14. (843) 686-2533.frostyfrog.com.

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    Hilton Head Shirt CompanyThe Fresh Market Shoppes, G-22 on map.GPS: 890 William Hilton Parkway. A largeselection of screenprinted T-shirts, sweatshirts,jackets, shorts, hats, dresses, embroidered poloshirts, as well as souvenir and gift items foreveryone. Imprinted and specialty clothing forthe entire family. Open daily. See ad page 2.(843) 686-5099. camphiltonhead.com.

    Jakes Shore ThingThe Plaza at Shelter Cove (between Piggly Wigglyand Fuddruckers), G-27 on map. GPS: 32 ShelterCove Lane. Hilton Heads only Life is goodGenuine Neighborhood Shoppe. We feature thefull line of Life is good products, including cloth-ing for the entire family, hats, mugs, bags, waterbottles, golf balls, beach toys, dog items, jewelryand more. All powered by Optimism. Open dailyat 10 a.m. See ad page 35. (843) 686-2330.

    Outside Hilton HeadThe Plaza at Shelter Cove, G-27 on map. GPS:32 Shelter Cove Lane; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 onmap. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. The Islandsoutdoor outfitter. Great selection of premier out-door lines, including The North Face, Patagonia,Columbia, Prana, Mountain Hardware, ExOfficio. The Islands best selection of sandalsfrom Crocs, Rainbow, Teva, Chaco, Olikai, Keen,5 Fingers and more. Pawleys Island Hammocks.Sunglasses from Costa Del Mar, Oakley, Smith,Kaenon and all your beach needs and toys. Alsofind a great selection of womens dresses, the best luggage available and the hot and newstand-up paddle boards. See ads pages 43 & 57.(800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

    The Salty Dog T-Shirt FactorySouth Beach Marina Village in The Sea PinesResort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea PinesDrive; Arrow Road, H-18 on map. GPS: 67Arrow Road. Tanger Outlets 2, Mainland onmap. GPS: 1414 Fording Island Rd. Salty Dog

    shirts, hats, mugs, towels, dog bowls and muchmore are sold exclusively at our two locations.Arrow Road and South Beach store: Open9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Tanger Outlet 2: Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad pages 36-39 & outside back cover. (843) 671-2232, 842-6331. saltydog.com.

    Tropical OutfittersCircle Center, C-17 on map. GPS: 70 PopeAvenue, Ste. K. The best beach shop on theIsland, with the best prices. Everything under the sun and more. A large selection of T-shirts, hats, visors, sweatshirts, casual wear,specialty toys, beach accessories, Groovy Girls and Hilton Head souvenirs. Customprinting available. See ad page 33. (843) 842-9511. tropicaloutfittershhi.com.

    DESSERTS

    The Island Fudge ShoppeColigny Plaza, C-18 on map. GPS: 1 NorthForest Beach Drive. The best homemade con-fections anywhere. Offering 16 flavors madefresh daily. Gift baskets and shipping available.Locally owned and operated. 10% off seniorcitizen discount. See coupon ad page 40. (843) 842-4280. islandfudge.com.

    GIFTS

    Forsythe JewelersThe Shops at Sea Pines Center, E-8 on map.GPS: 71 Lighthouse Road. Enjoy the largestselection ever of joyful MacKenzie-Childs terracotta ceramicware, glassware and furniture.Offering gifts for gentlemen, home decor, babyboutique and bridal registry. See ad page 45.(843) 671-7070. forsythejewelers.biz.

    Jakes CargoSouth Beach Marina Village in The Sea PinesResort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea Pines Drive. Gifts for pets and the people wholove them. South Beach Marinas biggest placeto get all your favorite Salty Dog gear and pet souvenirs. Opens at 9 a.m. daily. See ad

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    pages 36-39. (843) 671-5022. saltydog.com.

    Jakes Shore ThingThe Plaza at Shelter Cove (between PigglyWiggly and Fuddruckers), G-27 on map. GPS:32 Shelter Cove Lane. Hilton Heads only Lifeis good Genuine Neighborhood Shoppe. Wefeature the full line of Life is good products,including clothing for the entire family, hats,mugs, bags, water bottles, golf balls, beachtoys, dog items, jewelry and more. All poweredby Optimism. Open daily at 10 a.m. See adpage 35. (843) 686-2330.

    The Salty Dog T-Shirt FactorySouth Beach Marina Village in The Sea PinesResort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea PinesDrive; Arrow Road, H-18 on map. GPS: 67 ArrowRoad. Tanger Outlets 2, Mainland on map. GPS: 1414 Fording Island Rd. Salty Dog shirts,hats, mugs, towels, dog bowls and much moreare sold exclusively at our two locations. ArrowRoad and South Beach store: Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Tanger Outlet 2: Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Seead pages 36-39 & outside back cover. (843)671-2232, 842-6331. saltydog.com.

    South Beach General StoreSouth Beach Marina Village in The Sea PinesResort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea PinesDrive. Convenience items, along with specialgourmet products. Also Fresh Produce resortwear and a complete line of logoed clothing,hats, dresses, shirts and gifts for everyone. Open daily. See ad page 2. (843) 671-6784.camphiltonhead.com.

    GROCERY STORES

    Piggly WigglyColigny Plaza, C-18 on map. GPS: 1 NorthForest Beach Drive. Your full-service grocery store, just steps from the beach, with a deli/bakery, excellent produce, fresh meat, local sea-food and 10% off mix-and-match cases ofdomestic and import wines. Home to Taste ofCarolina local products. Beach supplies andPiggly Wiggly T-shirts. See coupon ad page 20.(843) 785-3881. thepig.net.

    Piggly WigglyMid-Island at the Plaza at Shelter Cove, G-25on map. GPS: 32 Shelter Cove Lane. Your full-service grocery store with a deli/bakery,sandwich trays and platters, excellent produce,Black Angus beef, fresh quality meats, fresh

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    A Salty Dog New Year's EveDinner, drinks, music and Salty Dog fun. New Years

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    a choice of 2 items from our specialShrimpFest menu for just $19.95.

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  • To see another side of Hilton Headyou have to get out on the water!

    Book a charter fishing trip with Blue WaterTackleShop. You can fish for everything

    from trout to sharks, depending on the sea-son. Blue Water TackleShop has all of the

    inside information on whats biting andwhere the hot spots are located.

    Gifts for Pets & the PeopleWho Love Them!

    (843) 671-5022

    Dont forget Fido at Jakes Cargo!Located at South Beach Marina, Jakes

    Cargo offers gifts for pets and the peoplewho love them!

    Jakes Cargo carries pet toys, gourmettreats, clothing and collectibles & even moreSalty Dog apparel. Opens at 9:00 am daily.

    Check Out Our New Location at Tanger 2There are two convenient locations on HiltonHead, plus our newest location at Tanger 2!South Beach Marina and Arrow rd. still offer

    the full line of Salty Dog gear, but now there isa Salty Dog kiosk at the Tanger 2 outlet thatoffers a select mixture of the most popular

    Salty Dog merchandise.

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    sushi made daily, fresh seafood, domestic andimported wines (10% off mix-and-match cases)and cheeses, fruit and gourmet picnic baskets.Chicken wing bar alongside the gourmet saladand olive bar. See coupon ad page 20. (843)842-4090. thepig.net.

    JEWELRY

    Designs by CleoThe Gallery of Shops, F-17 on map. GPS: 14Greenwood Drive. One-of-a-kind jewelry designsthat are bold and beautiful. Each piece is unique-ly hand-crafted in sterling silver with freshwaterpearls and/or semi-precious gemstones. OpenTues.-Thurs., 12-5 p.m.; By appointment, Mon.,Fri. & Sat. See ad page 34. (843) 342-7001.designsbycleo.com.

    Forsythe JewelersThe Shops at Sea Pines Center, E-8 on map. GPS: 71 Lighthouse Road. Since 1927, threegenerations have been dealing in quality, integrityand service. Offering unique jewelry, estate salesand unusual gifts. Specializing in custom designs,expert repairs and discreet jewelry brokerage.Look for us on Facebook. See ad page 45. (843)671-7070. forsythejewelers.biz.

    OUTLETS

    Hilton Head Shirt CompanyThe Fresh Market Shoppes, G-22 on map. GPS:890 William Hilton Parkway. A large selection ofscreenprinted T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, shorts,hats, dresses, embroidered polo shirts, as well assouvenir and gift items for everyone. Open daily.See ad page 2. (843) 686-5099.camphiltonhead.com.

    Tanger OutletsShop Tanger Outlets located 1 and 2 miles west

    of Hilton Head Island on Hwy. 278, Mainland on map. Tanger 1, GPS: 1270 Fording IslandRd.; Tanger 2, GPS: 1414 Fording Island Rd.Tanger 2 is open with over 45 brand name stores and Tanger 1 is now open with new storesand great buys. When shoppers hear the nameTanger, they know that it stands for great quality,huge selection and outstanding value. OpenMon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad pages 4 & 5. (843) 837-5410.tangeroutlet.com.

    PET SOUVENIRS

    Jakes CargoSouth Beach Marina Village in The Sea PinesResort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea PinesDrive. Gifts for pets and the people who lovethem. South Beach Marinas biggest place toget all your favorite Salty Dog gear and petsouvenirs. Opens at 9 a.m. daily. See ad pages36-39. (843) 671-5022. saltydog.com.

    SHOES

    BirkenstockIn Hilton Head Village, off Hwy. 278 next toTanger Outlet 2 and Old Navy, Mainland on map. GPS: 1460 Fording Island Road#140. We offer Dansko, Finn Comfort, Fitflop, Keen, MBT, Olukai, Rainbow, Think!,UGG and Vibram FiveFingers to name a few, with 300 different styles for children and adults. Now carrying Injinji socks. From classic comfort sandals, shoes, clogs,fashion-trend sandals or water-resistantsandals... All in great styles with the comfortand quality that Birkenstock is known for. See ad page 32. (843) 837-3562.birkenstockbarefootin.com.

    Outside Hilton HeadThe Plaza at Shelter Cove, G-27 on map. GPS: 32 Shelter Cove Lane; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. The Islands fun and performance shoe source. Great fashions from UGG, Frye, Sport

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    and performance from Keen, Solomon, TheNorth Face, FiveFingers, Vasque, plus a hugeselection of sandals from Olukai, Rainbow,Reef, Sanuk, Teva, Chaco and many more. See ads pages 43 & 57. (800) 686-6996.outsidehiltonhead.com.

    SHOPPING CENTERS

    Coligny PlazaColigny Circle across from the beach, C-18 on map. GPS: 1 North Forest Beach Drive.Discover the Islands true treasure. The Islandsfirst and foremost shopping destination. Over60 stores and eateries for the entire family.Check our website for our entertainmentschedule and live webcam. See ad page 41.(843) 842-6050. colignyplaza.com.

    The Harbour Town Shops at The Sea Pines ResortThe Sea Pines Resort, H-8 on map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Road. At the landmarkdestination of Harbour Town, the scenery is picture-perfect; the backdrop vividly stunningyet, in addition to the incredible views at every turn, Harbour Town is also an incredible

    shopping destination with over 20 fabulousboutiques, galleries and gift shops. Encirclingthe yacht basin awaits a shopping experiencethat is uniquely Hilton Head. Youll findgorgeous clothing stores, fabulous gift shops and delightful home accessories and artwork. Spend a leisurely day or morediscovering the Harbour Town Shops, anexperience to be savored. See ad page 71.seapines.com.

    Port Royal PlazaMid-Island off Hwy. 278, K-33 on map. GPS: 95 Mathews Drive. Over 25 stores and eateries for the entire family. Always plenty of parking. Whether youre here for aweekend or a lifetime, its your one-stop-shopfor all your practical needs. Dining and drinks, shopping, services, retailers, medicalfacilities and more. See ad page 17.portroyalplaza.com.

    The Shops at Sea Pines CenterThe Sea Pines Resort, E-8 on map. GPS: 71Lighthouse Road. Come enjoy the ambience and charm of The Shops at Sea Pines Center,one of Hilton Head Islands favorite shoppingvenues, located in the heart of The Sea PinesResort for more than 25 years. The Center plays host to an interesting variety of customized

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    ISLAND BEACHESPUBLIC BEACH ACCESS:All of the beach is public, fromthe ocean to the high watermark. Access to the beach, how-ever, is often private. The Town ofHilton Head Island provides ninebeach accesses: Alder LaneBeach Access, off South ForestBeach Drive; Coligny BeachPark, off Coligny Circle;Driessen Beach Park, at theend of Bradley Beach Road;Chaplin Community Park, offWm. Hilton Pkwy.; Fish HaulPark & Mitchelville BeachPark, at the end of Beach CityRoad; Burkes Beach Access, atthe end of Burkes Beach Road;Folly Field Beach Park andIslanders Beach Park, both offFolly Field Road.

    PARKING & FACILITIES:There are 23 metered spacesat Alder Lane; 54 meteredspaces at Folly Field and 13metered spaces at BurkesBeach Road. The parking fee isa QUARTER for each 15minutes.

    Additionally, there are 207spaces at Driessen Beach Parkfor long-term parking. The feeis a QUARTER for each 30minutes during the week.

    Parking spaces at IslandersBeach Park are ALWAYSreserved for annual beachpasses. Parking at DriessenBeach Park for annual beachpasses is reserved from 8 a.m.to 3 p.m. Parking is FREE atFish Haul Park, MitchelvilleBeach Park and Coligny BeachPark. Handicap parking isavailable at no fee at all beachparks.

    Restrooms, changing areas,sand showers and vendingmachines are available at thebeach parks.

    DESIGNATED SWIMMING AREAS:Official swimming areas havebeen designated for the AlderLane, Coligny, Driessen, FollyField and Islanders Beach

    Parks. The boundaries will beclearly marked on the beachand in the water.

    During the beach season,lifeguards are stationed ineach of the designatedswimming areas for assistanceand beach information. Pleaseask a lifeguard before enteringthe water if the yellow cautionflag is flying.

    BEACH MARKER SIGNS:Hilton Heads beaches aremarked with signs to letemergency responders knowwhere anyone who needs helpis on the beach. They are alsouseful to help you find yourplace if you are lost on thebeach. It is helpful foreveryone in your group toknow the marker where youare staying, so that you canreturn on your own or tellbeach patrol personnel, sothey can get you back to theright place. The markers sitnear the dune line.

    ANIMALS must be on leash or under positive voice control October 1 March 31. Persons in control ofanimals on the beach are required to remove and properly dispose of the animals excrement. Ordinance signsare posted at most beach access points.

    - Information and photography provided by the Town of Hilton Head Island and Shore Beach Service -

    Possession or consumption of alcohol Glass (bottles, containers, etc.) Littering Indecent exposure or nudity Disorderly conduct Disturbing the peace Unauthorized vehicles Fires and fireworks Shark fishing

    Horse riding or driving Removal, harming, or harassment

    of any live beach fauna (sea turtles, sand dollars, etc.)

    Removal, alteration, or damage to dunes, sea oats, or other dune flora

    Operation, launching, or landingof unauthorized motorized watercraft

    Unauthorized commercial activity Sleeping on the beach between

    midnight and 6 a.m. Unauthorized wearing of life

    guard emblems, insignias, etc. Solicitation or distribution of

    handouts Kites not under manual control Parasailing

    BEACH PROHIBITIONS: The following are prohibited on all beaches:

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    retail shops and boutiques with a mix of top-quality jewelry, resort casual mens andwomens clothing, decorative accessories, aliquor store and a full-service day spa. TheShops at Sea Pines Center is also home to anumber of popular dining spots providingbreakfast, lunch and dinner. For your conven-ience, Sea Pines only gas station is located at the east entrance, and a post office is nestled within the promenade. During thesummer months, the Harbour Town Trolley stops at The Shops at Sea Pines Center every 20 minutes from 10 a.m. until midnight. See ad page 71. (843) 363-5699.seapinescenter.com.

    THRIFT STORES

    Hospice Community ThriftMathews Court (across from Port Royal Plaza), J-32 on map. GPS: 3 Mathews Court Suite A.Carrying a large selection of home furnishings,housewares, books and clothing, including aladies boutique with designer apparel and accessories. Proceeds go to Hospice Care ofthe Lowcountry and other non-profit community

    needs. Free pick-up. Tues., Wed., Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thurs., 12-4 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. See ad page 34. (843) 689-5455.

    The Litter BoxGPS: 46 Old Wild Horse Road, P-27 on map.Dress like a million for pennies at the Litter Box. All proceeds benefit the Hilton HeadHumane Association. You can shop anywhere,but you cant save nearly as much as when you shop at The Litter Box Thrift Store. GreatSelection, Great Savings, Great Cause. OpenMon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See ad page 35.(843) 842-6369.

    WINERIES / RETAIL SHOPS

    Island WineryOff Mathews Drive, L-34 on map. GPS: 12Cardinal Road #A. Our grapes are shipped to us from all over the world to produce highquality wines right here on Hilton Head Island.Visit our winery and enjoy a tasting. Ourselection is sure to please, ranging from OldWorld vinted dry wines to our Low CountrySpecialty wines. Open Mon.-Sat., 12:30-5:30 p.m. Closed Sun. Happy Hour, Mon.-Thurs. from 4 p.m. Wine Flights & Cheese,Mon.-Sat., 12:30-2:30 p.m. See ad page 19.(843) 842-3141. islandwinery.com.

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    Horoscope December 2011Aries If some of your projects havebeen drooping because you felt out of

    sorts, you and everyone else could be in for abig surprise as your energy level should becomeso outstanding as to be almost frightening. This could cause you some problems in yourromantic life, as your excess energy may not bematched by your current love.

    Taurus You could get more accom-plished now if you are willing to let others

    take the credit for your ideas. Sometimes it ismore fun to be the anonymous prime moverthan to receive the plaudits. Besides, if othersclaim the ideas, any failures will likewise betheirs. Your romantic life could take a downslideas the result of a careless word, spoken inhaste. Be cautious.

    Gemini Your social life could take anupward climb and you could find yourself

    so committed to social activities that your personaland business life may tend to suffer. Learn to sayno and slow down your pace a little. At the office,be concerned over important matters, but delegateas much as you can to colleagues. Romancecould take a different turn with a surprise in store.

    Cancer Now is an excellent time foryou to begin that long-promised regimen

    of exercise and dieting. Your willpower should beat a high level now and incentives to do some-thing about your physical condition have neverbeen stronger. Business decisions should not bemade in haste, particularly those involving largeamounts of money. Let a sleeping romance lie.

    Leo A tendency to feel let down or comedown with a bad case of the blues

    could be harmful to your business dealings witha hyper individual. You could also be subject tounusual temper problems. Try to get away fromthe problems that are besetting you for a fewdays, even if you spend them at home. Developa new hobby or become involved in a commu-nity project.

    Virgo Dont let pressures and thedesigns of other people run or perhaps

    ruin the plans you have been working on for solong. Take your own time and change deadlines, ifnecessary, in order to protect your own health. Anindiscreet meeting could cause big problems onthe home front. You could also run into officetrouble by hitting too hard with your witticisms.

    Libra Things could be so tense for youright now both at the office and in any per-

    sonal relationships that the best thing you coulddo would be to get away for a while and be complete-ly by yourself. You should strive to look at all situationsvery carefully and see what you can do to turn thingsaround. You should also try to be more firm withyourself, as well as others, in matters of money.

    Scorpio Your career could take amajor turn in the very near future and the

    direction depends on what may seem like minorfactors. One of these is your inability to getalong easily with others on your level. Thatnasty tendency to be boss and to be right all thetime could make some higher-ups look twice ata promotion. Learning to share victory withothers is more important to you at this point.

    Sagittarius Hold fast to your princi-ples, particularly in dealing with matters

    which might have a profound effect on the livesof others. Dont let others railroad you into makinga decision for expediencys sake alone. Lovematters should be put into a holding pattern for awhile, particularly any that demand a major deci-sion. Check on the health of a young person.

    Capricorn Your creativity and mentalperception are running high now and you

    should not allow minor matters to come betweenyou and some big project which you have beenputting off. Avoid long trips, particularly by air orsea and be sure to take the advice of your doctor.In affairs of the heart, be ruled by the single ideaof what your actions will do to others.

    Aquarius Dont let others provoke youinto losing your temper over a sensitive

    business matter. If that looks like what ishappening, remove yourself from the situationfor a while and think things through before youget back into harness. Your domestic life may bethreatened by the sudden arrival of an old flame.What you do about this could make a majorchange in your life.

    Pisces Call on an expert if you are facedwith technical problems that are beyond

    your expertise. Dont, by any means, attempt fix-it jobs on your own without the tools or knowl-edge, despite what this may do to your image inthe eyes of others. Gain the respect of a lovedone by offering to give up some activity or leisureproject to spend more time with him or her.

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    BIKE RENTALS

    Bicycle BillysBehind New York City Pizza and Plantation Deli,D-18 on map. GPS: 81 Pope Avenue, Suite 6.50% off rental of second bike with rental of firstbike at regular price, on weekly rentals only. FreeIsland-wide delivery and pick-up, including SeaPines, Shipyard, Palmetto Dunes, Forest Beachand Folly Field areas. Open 7 days. See ad page 57. (843) 785-7851. bicyclebilly.com.

    The Bike Doctor, North EndMathews Drive, K-33 on map. GPS: 55 MathewsDrive, Suite 160. Our full service retail store hasall of your cycling needs! We carry many high-quality brands including Specialized, Raleigh,Diamond Back, Taxi Cruisers and more. We also offer the best quality service and repairs.Also offering bike rentals. We have a full range of sizes and accessories. Our rentals include free baskets, locks, child seats, delivery and pick-up. See ad page 53. (843) 681-7531.bikedoctorhhi.com.

    The Bike Doctor, South EndNew Orleans Road, Suite B, E-18 on map. GPS:31 New Orleans Road, Suite B. Brand new store!We continue to provide all the same great services

    as our north end store on Mathews Drive, includ-ing new bike sales, repairs on all makes andmodels, as well as bicycle rentals. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See adpage 53. (843) 681-7532. bikedoctorhhi.com.

    Hilton Head Bicycle CompanyArrow Rd., H-18 on map. GPS: 112 Arrow Road.Specializing in bike rentals, service and sales. Nohidden costs free delivery/pick-up, baskets, childcarriers and locks. Cruisers, mountain and tan-dem bikes. Helmets available. See ad page 48.(843) 686-6888. hiltonheadbicycle.com.

    LowSea Bike, Beach & Baby RentalsThe Sea Pines Resort. LowSea Bike, Beach andBaby Rentals is a fully-insured, family-ownedand operated rental company. We provideclean, top-quality equipment and accessoriesfor the entire family. We have bike rentals forthe whole family, including bike trailers andchild seats. We have a wide variety of babyitems to rent, including cribs, high-chairs,strollers and much more. We also have manybeach items to rent, including umbrellas andchairs. Free delivery, locks, baskets and pick-up. 24-hour crib delivery. See ad page 50.(843) 384-9322. hiltonheadbikerental.com.

    PedalsPope Avenue, D-18 on map. GPS: 71 PopeAvenue, #A. Hilton Heads premier bike rentals.

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    Tour the Island on mens, ladies, tall mens,kids, real BMX bikes, Burley Karts, mountainand hybrid bikes. Sales and service. Freedelivery, free child carriers, locks and baskets.See coupon ad page 51. (843) 842-5522.pedalsbicycles.com.

    Riding Tigers Bike RentalsArrow Road, H-18 on map. GPS: 101 ArrowRoad. The Islands Best Priced bike rentals. Newbikes you can enjoy riding while vacationing onHilton Head Island. Call or stop in to reserve yourbikes today. See ad page 63. (843) 686-5833.aaaridingtigers.com.

    Vacation Comfort Bike RentalsEnterprise Lane, L-33 on map. GPS: 3CEnterprise Lane. Hilton Heads most completebike rentals. Free locks, baskets and child carriers.Free delivery and pick-up. We also rent cribs,strollers, beach chairs, wheelchairs, umbrellasand more. See ad page 59. (843) 342-6673 orToll Free (800) 655-9315. comfyrentals.com.

    Yankee Pedaler Bike RentalCall for Island Events special. Rent two or more bikes for one week for only $17 each.Free locks and child carriers. Free Island-widedelivery. See ad page 55. (843) 785-2021.

    BOAT RENTALS/CRUISES & WATERSPORTS

    Adventure CruisesShelter Cove Harbour, H-26 on map. GPS: 1Shelter Cove Lane. Dolphin watch nature cruiseson the E/V Holiday. Convenient mid-Islandlocation just 10 minutes from anywhere. Nogate fee, stay all day. Call for schedule andreservations. See ad page 53. (843) 785-4558.

    Commander ZodiacSouth Beach Marina Village in The Sea PinesResort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea PinesDrive. Explore the marshlands and observedolphins and other marine wildlife on our small,personalized tours. Combining the thrill of raftingand sheer pleasure of being so close with nature.Selected by Yahoo Travel, National Geographic,The Discovery Channel and the BBC as localnature guides. Celebrating over 25 years on HiltonHead. Reservations required. See ad page 53.(843) 671-3344. commanderzodiac.com.

    Dolphin DiscoveriesDeparts from Simmons Landing, off MarshlandRoad, next door to Broad Creek Marina, K-22 onmap. GPS: 11 Simmons Road. Flipper! Well,maybe its not the original Flipper, but we do have Blackbeard, Choppy, Nick and evenlittle baby Stripes. Our dolphin friends seem toenjoy the close-up attention and we do guarantee

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    that we will see dolphins! Our 22 boat is rated for 14 people, but we limit our tours to 6 so that your family gets our undividedattention. Bring your camera... memories to last a lifetime! Couples welcome, too! See ad page 49. (843) 684-1910.dolphindiscoverieshiltonhead.com.

    Dolphin Seafari Nature CruisesPalmetto Bay Marina, off Palmetto Bay Road, K-18 on map. GPS: 86 Helmsman Way. Inter-active dolphin watch nature tours aboard our15-passenger, USCG exploration vessel. Cruiseamong our neighboring islands to discover dol-phins, waterfowl and marine life. See sea crea-tures up close as we pull a crab pot and unload our catch. Aquarium on-board season-ally. Call the Friendliest Staff on the Island for reservations. See ad page 47. (843) 785-2345. palmettobaywatersports.com.

    GypsySouth Beach Marina Village in The Sea PinesResort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea PinesDrive. We guarantee that dolphins will be seen on this trip. An environmental cruise featuringmarshes, dolphins and more. Call for scheduleand more information. Cruises leave from

    South Beach Marina, the closest marina to theocean. See ad page 59. (843) 363-2900.hiltonheadboattours.com.

    Outside Hilton HeadPinckney Island Wildlife Refuge, U-23 on map;Shelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Lane; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 onmap. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. The Islandspremier nature guide service since 1979. Dailydolphin tours, beachcombing cruises, DaufuskieIsland excursions, private Island experiences and custom-designed days on the water. Boatrentals and water ski days, too. Small groups incomfortable boats with certified naturalist guidesand Coast Guard captains. Family fun. See ads pages 43 & 57. (800) 686-6996.outsidehiltonhead.com.

    Palmetto Bay WatersportsPalmetto Bay Marina, located at the foot of the Cross Island Pkwy. Bridge, K-18 on map.GPS: 86 Helmsman Way. Splash into some fun and adventure on our new stand-uppaddleboards, wave runners, motorboats,kayaks, 12 personal fun boats and pontoonboats (19 Triumph seats 8). Drinks, snacks, ice and frozen bait available. Free parking andno gate fees. Call the Friendliest Staff on theIsland for reservations. See ad page 47. (843)785-2345. palmettobaywatersports.com.

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    Stand-Up Paddleboarding withOutside Hilton HeadShelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1Shelter Cove Lane; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. Come tryout the fastest growing watersport in the world.Safe, fun and easy. Remarkable core workout, a cool thrill, simply a blast. We are the areasstand-up paddleboard headquarters, offeringdaily clinics, rentals and group excursions.Offering a variety of boards and accessoriesexclusively at our Plaza at Shelter Cove shop.See ads pages 43 & 57. (800) 686-6996.outsidehiltonhead.com.

    DAUFUSKIE TOURS

    The Daufuskie Island History &Artisans ExcursionShelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1Shelter Cove Lane; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map.GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. Daily small group,all-inclusive tour to legendary Daufuskie Island.The program includes dolphin eco cruise, golf carts, interpretive historian-guide, stops at all significant Daufuskie sites, snacks andrefreshments. See ads pages 43 & 57. (800)686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

    H2O Enviro Tours Taxi to DaufuskieHarbour Town Marina in The Sea Pines Resort, H-8 on map. GPS: 149 LighthouseRoad. Offering the quickest water taxitransportation to Daufuskie Island. Call forreservations. See ad page 56. (843) 671-4386.h2osportsonline.com.

    Nature Cruise With Lunch or Dinner at Marshside Mamas Palmetto Bay Marina, off of Palmetto Bay Rd., K-18 on map. GPS: 86 Helmsman Way. Cruiseon the Dolphin Seafari to lunch or dinner onDaufuskie Island at Marshside Mamas. Seedolphins, waterfowl and marine life on yourcruise over. Enjoy dinner, dancing and libationsat Marshside Mamas. Fun for the whole family.Call the Friendliest Staff on the Island forreservations. See ad page 47. (843) 785-2345.palmettobaywatersports.com.

    The Outback Kayak Experiencewith Outside Hilton HeadShelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1Shelter Cove Lane; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map.GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. Experience aremarkable tour. After a boat ride to a privateand secluded island deep in the South Carolinabackwaters, you will board kayaks and head upa pristine, calm-water creek. True wilderness,away from development. No experience neces-

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    sary. Ask to go on The Outback. Exclusivelyfrom Outside Hilton Head. See ads pages 43 &57. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

    FISHING

    Blue Water TackleShopSouth Beach Marina Village, F-4 on map. GPS:232 South Sea Pines Drive. Offering charterfishing, bait, fishing tackle, crabbing supplies,marine accessories and T-shirts. Call for charterreservations and availability. See ad pages 36-39.(843) 671-3060. bluewaterhhi.com.

    DrifterSouth Beach Marina Village in The Sea PinesResort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 South Sea PinesDrive. Family fun boat for offshore fishing. Spend your time deep-sea fishing when youleave from the closest marina to the ocean.Rods, reels and bait furnished. Call for reser-vations. See ad page 59. (843) 363-2900.hiltonheadboattours.com.

    Kayak Fishing with Kayak Hilton HeadEnd of Simmons Road on left side, off MarshlandRoad, next door to Broad Creek Marina, K-22 onmap. GPS: 11 Simmons Road. Rent a kayak,

    bring a pole and our guides will direct you to the best spots to fish. Only $10/hour for singlekayaks, $15/hour for double kayaks. Guidedfishing tours available in the winter months. Seead page 49. For reservations and information,call (843) 684-1910. kayakhiltonhead.com.

    Kayak Fishing with Outside Hilton HeadShelter Cove Marina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Lane; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. Daily kayakfishing excursions. Daily 3-hour tour includescustom fishing kayak, bait, guide, tackle andlicensing. All tours are conducted in the state-of-the-art Hobie paddle fishing kayaks. Toursscheduled around optimal tides for targetingredfish. The ultimate in sport fishing. See adspages 43 & 57. (800) 686-6996.outsidehiltonhead.com.

    Moneric Fishing ChartersAt the docks of the Chart House, off SquirePope Road, S-28 on map. GPS: 2 HudsonRoad. Lets go fishin. Captain Eric offers dailycharter trips aboard the 27 Key West and willcustomize your outing for up to 6 passengers:From a few hours, to all day for the fishingenthusiast. Bait, tackle and ice included. See ad page 63. (843) 816-0215 or 341-3742.moneric.com or northendcharterfleet.com.

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    PELICAN The Brown Pelican is enter-taining to watch. They feed on mid-sized fishthat they capture by diving from above andthen scooping or dipping the fish into theirpouch, which acts as a flexible dip net.Most of their prey has little commercialvalue. They are the only species ofpelican that hunts with such dramaticplunging dives. After capturing thefish they rise to the surface anddrain the water from thepouch. They point the bill upand swallow the catch.

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    AUTHORIZED SCHWINN DEALER COMPLETE CYCLE SHOP

    Mens Tall Mens Unisex Ladies KidsMountain Bikes Real BMX Bikes

    Hybrid Bikes Adult Tricycles Allycats Tandems Burley Carts Cargo Trailers

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    71 POPE AVE 842-5522

    O Cat Fishing Charters with Outside Hilton HeadHilton Head Harbor RV Resort & Marina, T-23on map. GPS: 43A Jenkins Road; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road.Fishing local waters since 1979. O Cat FishingCharters offers a choice of a fast and stable 26 Power Cat or a 20 flat boat. Quality fly,spin and sport experiences. Year-round fishingfor redfish, trout, cobia, mackerel and tarpon.Ask about shark fishing, too. Great familyfishing fun. See ads pages 43 & 57. (800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

    GOLF

    Harbour Town Golf LinksHarbour Town in The Sea Pines Resort, H-8 onmap. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Road. Perenniallyranked among the top golf courses in the world and home to The RBC Heritage, a PGATour event. See ad page 71. (843) 842-8484 or 363-4485. seapines.com.

    Ocean Course/Heron PointPlantation Clubhouse, open to the public, TheSea Pines Resort, C-10 on map. GPS: 100North Sea Pines Drive. Hilton Head Islands firstgolf course offers a challenging golf experience

    with magnificent ocean views. NGCOABeginner Friendly Certified Course. CertifiedAudubon Cooperative Sanctuaries. See adpage 71. (843) 842-8484 or 363-4475.seapines.com.

    HORSEBACK RIDING

    Lawton StablesThe Sea Pines Resort, F-12 on map. GPS: 190Greenwood Drive. Guided scenic trail ridesthrough the 600-acre Forest Preserve. Offeringprivate lessons, pony rides for children, horsesbought and sold, training and breeding. A mustvisit when on Hilton Head Island. See ad page51. (843) 671-2586. lawtonstableshhi.com.

    KAYAK RENTALS AND NATURE TOURS

    H2O Enviro ToursHarbour Town Marina in The Sea Pines Resort,H-8 on map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Road. EnviroTours offer dolphin tours of the Calibogue Soundon hard Zodiac boats. Offering dolphin/naturetours, sunset tours, beachcombing trips,Daufuskie transportation or customized tripswhere you design your own itinerary. Call forreservations. See ad page 56. (843) 671-4386.h2osportsonline.com.

    Kayak Hilton Head(Broad Creek location) End of Simmons Road,

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    COMMUNITY WORSHIP CENTERSALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL CHURCH3001 Meeting St.681-8333

    ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER1 Mathews Dr., Ste. 101815-5820

    BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH2800 Main St.681-8713

    CENTRAL CHURCH OF GOD975 William Hilton Pkwy.686-5995

    CENTRAL OAK GROVE BAPTIST161 Mathews Dr.681-5784

    CHAPEL WITHOUT WALLS4501 Meeting St.815-2345

    CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH829 William Hilton Pkwy.785-5560

    CHRISTIAN RENEWAL CHURCH95 Gardner Dr.342-5433

    CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH4 Park Lane785-9556

    CHURCH OF CHRIST23 Bow Circle686-2323

    THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS2800 Meeting St.681-6100

    CONGREGATION BETH YAM4501 Meeting St.689-2178

    FIRST AFRICAN BAPTIST CHURCH70 Beach City Rd.681-6427

    FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH100 S. Forest Beach Dr.785-4478

    FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH540 William Hilton Pkwy.681-3696

    GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH450 Spanish Wells Rd.681-6698

    HILTON HEAD KOREAN BAPTIST CHURCH100 S. Forest Beach Dr.263-3006

    HILTON HEAD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH235 William Hilton Pkwy.689-6362

    HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH24 Pope Ave.785-2895

    ISLAND LUTHERAN CHURCH (MO. SYNOD)4400 Main St.689-5200

    LOWCOUNTRY COMMUNITY CHURCH21 Office Park Rd.681-3399

    MT. CALVARY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH382 Squire Pope Rd.681-3678

    NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH80 Gum Tree Rd.681-8327

    NORTH ISLAND BAPTIST CHURCH3800 Main St.689-3800

    PROVIDENCE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH171 Cordillo Pkwy.842-5673

    QUEEN CHAPEL A.M.E.114 Beach City Rd.681-3315

    RESURRECTION CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CHURCH296 Spanish Wells Rd.689-3625

    ST. ANDREW BY-THE-SEA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH20 Pope Ave.785-4711

    ST. FRANCIS BY THE SEACATHOLIC CHURCH45 Beach City Rd.681-6350

    ST. JAMES BAPTIST CHURCH209 Beach City Rd.681-6446

    ST. LUKES EPISCOPAL CHURCH50 Pope Ave.785-4099

    SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST8 Park Lane341-2732

    SING GLORIAFirst Baptist Church Hilton HeadDec. 4, 7 p.m.First Baptist ChurchSanctuary Choirs annualChristmas musical createdby David Hamilton.Christmas Fellowship follow-ing the program. Free.

    REHEARSALS FOR HANDELS MESSIAHFirst Presbyterian ChurchDec. 6, 13 & 14, 7-9 p.m.Singers from the communityare invited to participate ina free, community-widepresentation of HandelsMessiah on Dec. 16.

    MAKING OUR DEMOCRACYWORK: JUSTICE STEPHENBREYERCongregation Beth YamDec. 11, 7:30 p.m.

    A Live from NYs 92ndStreet YMT satellitepresentation. Reservationsrequired.

    CHARLESTON SYMPHONYBRASS & CAROLS CONCERTBluffton UnitedMethodist Church101 Calhoun St.Dec. 13, 7 p.m.An evening of traditionalholiday favorites from Bach to the Silver Screenwith a sing-a-long of well-loved carols and popularChristmas songs. (843) 757-3351 orcharlestonsymphony.org.

    HANDELS MESSIAHFirst Presbyterian ChurchDec. 16, 7:30 p.m.A free, community-widepresentation of the

    Christmas portion ofHandels Messiah hostedby the First PresbyterianChurch Sanctuary Choir.

    GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING PARTYFirst Presbyterian ChurchDec. 17, 10 a.m.-noonMusic and refreshmentsprovided. Fee of $10 perhouse.

    THE NIGHT OF 100MENORAHSCongregation Beth YamDec. 23, 7:15 p.m.

    Rabbi Brad Bloomconducts the Sabbathservice and tells the storyof Hanukkah, the Festivalof Lights. Oneg ShabbatSocial Hour following theservice.

    CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICESFirst Presbyterian ChurchDec. 24Family Candlelight Serviceat 5 p.m.; TraditionalCandlelight Services at 8 & 11 p.m.

    ANNUAL CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICEFirst Baptist Church Hilton HeadDec. 24, 6 p.m.

    CHRISTMAS DAY WORSHIP SERVICEFirst Baptist Church Hilton HeadDec. 25, 10 a.m.

    CHRISTMAS WORSHIPSERVICEFirst Presbyterian ChurchDec. 25, 10 a.m.

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    off Marshland Road, next to Broad CreekMarina, K-22 on map. GPS: 11 Simmons Road.Lots of dolphins... Blackbeard, Nick andlittle baby Stripes. We specialize in family and recreational kayaking. In the fall whentemperatures cool off, kayaking is one of thebest activities on the Island. Relax and enjoybeing on the water while seeing dolphins andall the other fun wildlife that lives here! Toursdaily. Rentals from $10/hr. See ad page 49.(843) 684-1910. kayakhiltonhead.com.

    Outside Hilton HeadThree departure locations: Shelter CoveMarina, G-27 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter CoveLane; Hudsons Restaurant, off Squire Pope Rd., S-28 on map. GPS: 1 Hudson Road.;Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 MountPelia Road. Daily guided tours, back islandexcursions, calm-water paddles, kids camps,teen tours, kayak fishing and kayak rentals.Kayak with dolphins, egret, heron, eagles, otterand the entire salt marsh ecosystem. See whyover 100,000 have paddled with OHH over the past 30 years. See ads pages 43 & 57.(800) 686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

    Outside Palmetto BluffPalmetto Bluff, W-9 on map. GPS: 476 Mount

    Pelia Road. The only outfitter on the May River.Daily kayak tours and rentals through theSoutheasts most pristine waterways. See adspages 43 & 57. (800) 686-6996.outsidehiltonhead.com.

    Palmetto Bay WatersportsPalmetto Bay Marina, located at the foot of the Cross Island Parkway Bridge, K-18 on map. GPS: 86 Helmsman Way. Come out on the water with our local, experienced nat-uralists and glide across the pristine waters of Broad Creek while enjoying a guided kayak nature tour. No experience necessary.Great family fun. Call the Friendliest Staff on the Island for reservations. See ad page 47. (843) 785-2345.palmettobaywatersports.com.

    Pinckney Island Wildlife RefugeKayak Center At Hudsons RestaurantOff Squire Pope Road, S-28 on map. GPS: 1 Hudson Road.; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 on map.GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. Daily kayak tours through the waters of the Pinckney IslandNational Wildlife Refuge. Tours led by experi-enced guides and naturalists in a safe, comfort-able sea kayak. Learn about the rich history of the Port Royal Sound, the North End ofHilton Head and surrounding islands. See ads pages 43 & 57. (800) 686-6996.outsidehiltonhead.com.

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    RULES FOR THE ROAD

    Please obey all traffic signals and pathway markings. Stop signs must be obeyed for safety. Bicycles are vehicles and must obey SC traffic laws.

    Travel the pathways at speeds that allow for the safety of pedestrians and other users.

    Never ride within the roadway against traffic. State law requires bicycles to drive like all other vehicles.

    Please do not ride on roads where a pathway is available.

    Please ride single file and keep a safe distance from other bicyclists.

    WATCH OUT FOR MOTORISTS! Motorists must yield to pedestrians and bicyclists within marked crossings, but they may not see you.

    Please yield to pedestrians. When resting or stopped, please move off the pathway.

    Most sections of the pathways are not illuminated. If you must bike at night, please wear light-colored clothing or carry a flashlight. Bicycles must have a

    red rear reflector and a headlight when biking at night.

    When approaching slower pathway users from behind, please sound yourwarning device, or call out, Passing on your left. Always pass on the left.

    Bicyclists should always wear a helmet, especially children 12 and under.

    Make eye contact and use hand signals. Assume other bicyclists and motorists dont see you. Hand signals tell motorists and other path users what you intend

    to do and will ensure everyones safe enjoyment of the pathways.

    Be courteous, alert and predictable.

    Information courtesy of The Town of Hilton Head Island(843) 341-4600 hiltonheadislandsc.gov.

    The Town of Hilton Head Island provides over 50 milesof public pathways and nature trails for the enjoyment ofpedestrians and cyclists.

    At low tide, the Islands 12 miles of beaches are idealfor biking. Public beaches are indicated on the IslandEvents Island Map.

    Our map also shows the existing public pathways.Many kiosks are located along the pathways with anIsland-wide map on one side, and a localized map of thearea on the other.

    RECREATIONAL PATHWAYS GUIDE

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    MINIATURE GOLF

    Legendary GolfHwy. 278, mid-Island, next to Fresh MarketShoppes, G-22 on map. GPS: 900 William HiltonParkway.; Pope Avenue, next to Circle Center, D-17on map. GPS: 80 Pope Avenue. Play the Islandsbest miniature golf courses. Our sand traps andwater hazards make Legendary the most real-istic miniature golf on the Island. The most chal-lenging, most exciting putting courses. See couponad page 61. (843) 785-9214 or 686-3399.

    SCAVENGER HUNTS

    High Tech Scavenger Hunt withOutside Hilton HeadThe Plaza at Shelter Cove, G-27 on map. GPS:32 Shelter Cove Lane; Palmetto Bluff, W-9 onmap. GPS: 476 Mount Pelia Road. Looking for afun and inexpensive way to find the hidden gemsof Hilton Head Island? Using the same principlesof a traditional scavenger hunt, this program usesGPS hand-held receivers to navigate throughclues to Hilton Heads most interesting locations.Great family fun. See ads pages 43 & 57. (800)686-6996. outsidehiltonhead.com.

    SIGHTSEEING TOURS

    Gullah Heritage Trail ToursDeparts from the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, N-27 on map. GPS: 70 Honey Horn Drive. Experience the Gullahculture of Hilton Head Island on a 2-hournarrated tour of ten neighborhoods establishedduring the Civil War. Highlights include: Gullah Family Compounds, Old DebarkationPoint (used before the bridge was built), OldOne-Room School House, Plantation TabbyRuins, Historic Marker of First Freedom Village.The Gullah culture is manifested in family,lifestyle, food ways, language and folklore. See coupon ad page 55. (843) 681-7066.gullaheritage.com.

    Segway of Savannah102 E. Liberty St. (at the corner of Drayton and Liberty Sts.), Ste. 106, Savannah, GA. Take a daytrip to Historic Savannah and explore the city on Segways PersonalTransporter, an electric self-balancing devicethat allows you to see the city on your own.Formal historic tours by a certified Savannahtour guide and a fun way to see the sights andsounds. See ad page 50. (912) 233-3554.segwayofsavannah.com.

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    December 3: Holiday Workshop: DecorativeContainers for ages 12 and up at the ArtsCenter of Coastal Carolina, 5:30-8:30 p.m.Pre-registration required. 14 Shelter Cove Lane.(843) 686-3945 ext. 233 or artshhi.com.

    December 4: The Hilton Head Choral Societys27th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes - The Bellsof Belfair in Blufftons Belfair Plantation, 12-5 p.m.Six unique homes decorated in holiday splendor,refreshments, Christmas music and a raffle. (843)341-3818 or hiltonheadchoralsociety.org.

    December 4: Hilton Head Heroes VolunteerAppreciation Party at the Hilton Head Hero Housein Sea Pines, 2-4 p.m. Bring a new, unwrappedtoy to share with a child in 2012. RSVP required.1 Spanish Moss. (843) 686-6856 orhhheroes.com.

    December 4: Sing Gloria, First Baptist ChurchSanctuary Choirs annual Christmas musicalcreated by David Hamilton, 7 p.m. ChristmasFellowship following the program in the FamilyLife Center. Free and open to the public. 100 S.Forest Beach Dr. (843) 785-4478 or fbchhi.org.

    December 5 - 9: Acting & Basic Theatre Classfor children with Max Saunders at the Main StreetYouth Theatre studio, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Pre-regis-tration required. 25 New Orleans Rd. (843)689-6246 or e-mail epyle@msyt.org.

    December 5: Moet Hennessey AIWF HiltonHead Wine Tasting at Corks Wine Bar in IslandCrossing Center, 5-6 p.m. Non-members wel-come, $15 fee. 11 Palmetto Bay Rd. (843)812-8466 or aiwf.org/hiltonhead.

    December 5: The Hilton Head Symphony

    Orchestra presents Celebrate the Season, aconcert featuring guest conductor Teddy Abramsand 2011 HHSO Youth Concerto Competitionwinner Annie Bender at First Presbyterian Church,8 p.m. 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-2055or hhso.org.

    December 5: The Island Writers Networkmeets at the Heritage Library in the SavannahBank Building, 7 p.m. 852 Wm. Hilton Pkwy.(843) 682-8250 or iwn-hhi.org.

    December 6, 13 & 14: Rehearsals for a free,community-wide presentation of the Christmasportion of Handels Messiah on Dec. 16 atFirst Presbyterian Church, 7-9 p.m. Singers fromthe community are invited to participate. 540 Wm.Hilton Pkwy. (843) 681-3696 or fpchhi.org.

    December 6: Holiday Luncheon featuring the Sun City Chimers hosted by the AmericanAssociation of University Women (AAUW) at theSea Pines Country Club, 11:30 a.m. All are wel-come, tickets are $25. 30 Governors Rd. (843)341-6638.

    December 6: Discovery Reptiles program at the H2O Nature Center in Harbour Town, 3-4 p.m. Join the Master Naturalist and get upclose and personal with Lowcountry reptiles.Reservations required. Lighthouse Rd. (843)686-5323 or h2osportsonline.com.

    December 6: Tasteful Tuesday at BennyHudsons Seafood Market, 6 p.m. Learn aboutthe history of the Island and the Hudson familywith a cooking demo, samples and wine pro-vided by the Island Winery. Bring a chair andbeverage. Reservations required, cost is $3 perperson. 175 Squire Pope Rd. (843) 682-3474.

    December 6: Archaeology Society of SC/HiltonHead Christmas Social at the Coastal DiscoveryMuseum at Honey Horn, 7 p.m. 70 Honey HornDr. (843) 363-5058 or assc.net.

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    December 6: Hilton Head Island CarolinaShag Clubs Christmas Dinner & Dance at Remys Bar & Grill, 6-9 p.m. 130 Arrow Rd.(843) 505-0152 or hhishag.com.

    December 7 - 31: The Arts Center of CoastalCarolina presents The Drowsy Chaperone, oneof Broadways funniest song-and-dance musicals.14 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 842-2787 orartshhi.com.

    December 7 - 18: Dine for PAL at the BritishOpen Pub (Hilton Head, Bluffton and Sun Citylocations) and 20% of your check will be donatedto the Palmetto Animal League when you presenta PAL coupon. Visit the website to print a voucher.(843) 645-1725 or palmettoanimalleague.org.

    December 7: Hampton Lake Monthly LectureSeries with representatives from Celebration Eventssharing holiday entertaining ideas in the LakeviewRoom, 11 a.m. Food and beverage samples willbe provided. RSVP required. (843) 836-7463 or e-mail cguscio@hamptonlake.com.

    December 7: Lunch With Author Series: CJLyons hosted by USCB at the Sea Pines CountryClub on Hilton Head Island, noon. The formerpediatric ER doctor and author of the Angels ofMercy medical thriller series discusses her latestbook Rock Bottom, co-written with Erin Brokovich.Reservations required. (843) 521-4147 or e-mailkingsley@uscb.edu.

    December 7: Heritage Library Fall LectureSeries: Pearl Harbor Day of Infamy with BillAltstaetter, 1:30 p.m. Admission fee, reservationsrequired. Savannah Bank Bldg., 852 Wm. HiltonPkwy. (843) 686-6560 or heritagelib.org.

    December 8 - 11: A May River TheatreChristmas, a holiday musical review for all ages,

    in the Ulmer Auditorium at Bluffton Town Hall.Shows are Thurs.-Sat. at 8 p.m.; Sun. at 3 p.m.Tickets are $5, plus a new toy for Bluffton SelfHelp. 20 Bridge St. (843) 815-5581 ormayrivertheatre.com.

    December 8: Beaufort County HistoricalSocietys Fall Speaker Series at the BeaufortYacht & Sailing Club, noon. H.H. Bubba VonHarten discusses his new memoir, Little Geech:A Shrimpers Story. Free and open to the public;RSVP required. Meridian Rd. (843) 785-2767or beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.org.

    December 8: JingleFest at Main Street Villageto benefit Osprey Village, 4-8 p.m. Kids activi-ties, special offers at all merchants, holiday music,photos with Santa and more. Well-behaveddogs welcome. (843) 682-3400 or e-mailartwaredesigns@aol.com.

    December 8: Holiday Workshop: Sip-n-Paintfor adults at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina,5:30-7:30 p.m. Bring the beverage of yourchoice and make a pair of personalized wineglasses. Pre-registration required. 14 ShelterCove Lane. (843) 686-3945 ext. 233 orartshhi.com.

    December 8: Holiday Business After Hourshosted by the Hilton Head Island-BlufftonChamber of Commerce at The Old OysterFactory restaurant, 5:30-7 p.m. $10 for chambermembers; $20 for non-members. Marshland Rd.(843) 785-3673 or hiltonheadchamber.org.

    December 9: Hilton Head Island Winter WonderFestival in Shelter Cove Community Park, 4-8 p.m.Golden Candy Cane Hunt, holiday entertain-ment, moon bounces, marshmallow roasting,holiday crafts and more. Admission is $10 forages 2-15; adults are free. Proceeds benefit the Island Recreation Association ChildrensScholarship Fund. 39 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 681-7273 or islandreccenter.org.

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    By Capt. Patte Ranney, SC Master Naturalist, Outside Hilton HeadHorseshoe Crabs

    A sense of calm pervades the salt marsh and thebeach. Shorter days and cooler temperaturesforetell the arrival of winter. Whether you callHilton Head Island home or some far awayplace everywhere surrenders to seasonalchanges.

    The dolphin population has thinned migrantshave moved out and are likely cruising theCarolina coastline. Local watermen have stowedcrabbing and shrimping gear and now are busyharvesting oysters. Eagles have re-establishedpair bonds and nests, laid eggs and patientlyawait the hatching of their chicks.

    I love to be on the water throughout the winter.The water seems so clear, nature seems sorelaxed. Life in the salt marsh is not nearly asexuberant as in summer, and I know that thisenvironment is preparing for the spring. Like afield gone fallow. Resting.

    Offshore, all sorts of cool animals are laying inwait.

    On a recent walk on the beach, I noticed severalabandoned carapaces (shells or coverings) ofHorseshoe Crabs. Perhaps youve seen them too.

    Most noticeable are the remains of the adults;brownish and oval in shape, the carapace canmeasure up to 15 inches across. Within thespecies, females are generally larger than themales. Males are identified by the shallow curveon the front end of the carapace shaped thisway so the male can easily rest on top of thefemale during mating. As I flip over my find, I seethat the body and legs are long gone.

    Expired horseshoe crabs wash up on the beachand provide valuable food for the myriad col-lection of godwits, terns and gulls. Smallercarapaces can also be found now and then as it grows, the horseshoe crab molts and will

    do so 15 to 20 times in itsnearly 20-yearlife span.

    So, here isanother inter-

    esting fact: Horseshoe crabs are not true crabs.True crabs have two pairs of antennae, a pairof jaws and five pairs of legs and gills.

    Horseshoes, on the other hand, lack antennaeand jaws and have seven pairs of legs. In addi-tion, they have appendages similar to those ofspiders and scorpions which are used for grasp-ing and crushing. The book lungs fascinate methe most. Flip over a recently deposited horse-shoe crab and take a look. Be sure to hold yournose!

    Now nestled around offshore habitats near thecontinental shelf, Horseshoe Crabs are abun-dant all along the Eastern Seaboard. Our saltmarshes, which provide food and protection,are excellent habitat for the prehistoric-like crea-tures come spring. When water temperaturesrise to about 68 degrees, both male and femaleswill return to our marshes and beaches.

    Get Outside and discover the subtle wintertimebeauty of the Lowcountry for yourself!

    For over 30 years, Outside Hilton Headhas provided personalized adventures forall ages, from kayak, fishing, nature anddolphin tours to kids camps, history excur-sions, family outings and stand-up paddleboarding. The Islands outdoor outfitteralso offers an outstanding selection ofclothing, gear and accessories for men,women and children at the flagship storein the Plaza at Shelter Cove and a secondlocation in Palmetto Bluff. (843) 686-6996or outsidehiltonhead.com.

    ... appendages similar tothose of spiders and scorpionswhich are used for graspingand crushing.

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    December 9: Santas Workshop, part of the Harbour Town Lights celebration, in The Sea Pines Resort, 5-7 p.m. Make-and-take arts and crafts for children. (843) 842-1979 orseapines.com/events.

    December 9: Bluffton Historical PreservationSocietys Christmas Gala at the Heyward House,6 p.m. Cash bar, dancing, live music from thePermanent Tourists, live auction of original art-work, a silent auction and raffle for an iPad.Tickets are $60 per person. 70 Boundary St.(843) 757-6293 or heywardhouse.org.

    December 9: The Hilton Head Choral Society presents The Sounds of Christmas A Kaleidoscope of Carols at First PresbyterianChurch, 8 p.m. Traditional carols and holidaytunes from England, Europe and the USA fea-turing the HHCS Chorus, Youth Chorale andorchestra. 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 341-3818or hiltonheadchoralsociety.org.

    December 10: Lowcountry Holiday Happeningat the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn,10 a.m.-2 p.m. Annual gift shop sale with aspecial selection of jewelry, samples of jams,

    jellies, cheese grits and tea, local childrens bookauthors and special crafts for children. Lunch isavailable for purchase. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843)689-6767 or coastaldiscovery.org.

    December 10: Super Saturdays: Holiday Sing-Along sponsored by Friends of the Libraryat the Hilton Head Branch Library, 10 a.m. Mrs. Claus, singing and cookie decorating.Free, tickets available one hour prior toprogram. 11 Beach City Rd. (843) 255-6500or beaufortcountylibrary.org.

    December 10: Christmas Festival & OysterRoast at Coligny Plaza to benefit the Deep WellProject, 2-5 p.m. Live music, photos with Santaand a Toy Drive. 1 N. Forest Beach Dr. (843)842-6050 or colignyplaza.com.

    December 11: Making Our Democracy Work:Justice Stephen Breyer and moderator LindaGreenhouse, a Live from NYs 92nd Street YMTsatellite presentation, at Congregation Beth Yam,7:30 p.m. Reservations required. 4501 MeetingSt. (843) 689-2178 or bethyam.org.

    December 13 - 14: Annual AudubonChristmas Bird Count hosted by Hilton HeadIsland Audubon Society. For information on par-ticipating, contact Charlotte White at (843)

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    By Kathleen McMenamin, Master Naturalist, H2O Sports

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    Winter is on its way and so are our migratorywaterfowl. Soon our freshwater ponds will bedotted with birds. One of the most attractive isthe Hooded Merganser; their white and blackhoods are hard to miss.

    Hooded Mergansers (Lophodytes cucullatus) aresmall diving ducks. Native to North America,dispersed throughout Canada and the UnitedStates, they can be found in forested wetlandsand swamps while breeding.

    As they are short-distance migrants, during thewinter they are more commonly seen in coastalareas. While Hooded Mergansers are seenyear-round in South Carolina, the highestconcentration is found on the Great Lakes.

    All Merganser species have sawbill beaks long, slender and serrated with a hook at theend perfect for controlling slippery fish,crustaceans and aquatic insects. HoodedMergansers have excellent eyesight underwater, allowing them to be great hunters. Anictating membrane, analogous to goggles,protects their eyes from debris.

    As mergansers are diving ducks, their feet arelocated further back towards their tail. Whilethis makes it difficult for them to walk on land,it aids in their diving abilities. This foot posi-tion allows them to tip the larger portion oftheir body into the water and then use theirwebbed feet to propel themselves further down.

    This time of year is great for spotting HoodedMergansers forming mated pairs.

    They begin the breeding process over winter,gathering in ponds in small groups. The malesdevelop a large white patch on their hoodsand flare these feathers to attract females.After a series of dances, which may includebobbing heads and extending of wings,

    males and females establish their relation-ship. They will winter together here in ourfreshwater ponds before heading furtherinland to nest.

    Hooded Mergansers prefer nesting in cavitiesanywhere from 10 to 50 feet up in the air. Theyuse cavities in trees, hollowed out by WoodPeckers, as their most common nesting area,but have also been known to use Wood Duckboxes. Females will add some of their downfeathers to the nesting area and lay anywherefrom nine to 11 eggs. The male HoodedMerganser leaves the female shortly after thestart of incubation.

    The female incubates the eggs for an averageof 33 days. Within 24 hours of the chickshatching, the mother encourages them out ofthe nest. They will go directly to the water, wherethe chicks instinctively know how to dive andcatch insects.

    As a form of defense against predators, chickswill dive underwater or freeze in place. MotherMergansers have also been known to feigninjuries to draw attention away from her chicks.The chicks generally leave their mother fiveweeks after their hatching. Once they reachthe age of two, the cycle begins again.

    Focusing on the wildlife and habitats ofthe South Carolina Lowcountry, the H2ONature Center in Harbour Town featureslive reptile and amphibian exhibits, hands-on displays and more. Apparel, gifts, booksand bicycle/fishing gear rentals are alsoavailable. To make reservations for theAlligator and Wildlife Tour with MasterNaturalist Kathleen McMenamin or theDiscovery Reptiles program on December 6,please call (843) 686-5323. For details onother water activities offered by H2O Sports,visit h2osportsonline.com.

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    837-4597 or visit hiltonheadaudubon.org.

    December 13: Charleston SymphonysChristmas Brass & Carols Concert at BlufftonUnited Methodist Church, 7 p.m. Traditionalholiday favorites from Bach to the Silver Screenwith a sing-a-long of well-loved carols andpopular Christmas songs. 101 Calhoun St.(843) 757-3351 or charlestonsymphony.org.

    December 15 - 18: Main Street Youth Theatrepresents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever inthe School for Creative Arts auditorium. Thurs. &Fri. at 7 p.m.; Sat. at 2 & 7 p.m.; Sun. at 2 p.m.A church pageant gets turned upside down whenthe naughtiest children in town decide to partic-ipate in the Christmas production. An artisansmarket, bake sale and visits with Santa prior tothe show. 10 Wilborn Rd. (843) 689-6246 ormsyt.org.

    December 15: Bedtime Stories program at the Hilton Head Branch Library, 6:45 p.m.Bring your pillow and wear your PJs. 11 Beach City Rd. (843) 255-6500 orbeaufortcountylibrary.org.

    December 15: Camera Club of Hilton HeadIsland meeting at the Palmetto Electric Company,7:30 p.m. Breakout sessions and member showand tell of tips, websites, photographic suppliesand more followed by a holiday social with snacksand beverages. Anyone with an interest in pho-tography is welcome. 111 Mathews Dr. (843)301-5252 or cchhi.net.

    December 16 - 17: A Benefit for The DeepWell Project featuring Bob Mastellers All-StarQuartet and vocalist Gina Rene at The JazzCorner in The Village at Wexford. Dinner reser-vations highly recommended. Music charge nightly.1000 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-8620 orthejazzcorner.com.

    December 16: Holiday Fun with Yostie andthe Puppet Patrol, part of the Harbour TownLights celebration, in The Sea Pines Resort, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Visits and photos with Santa to benefitthe Deep Well Project, 6-8 p.m. (843) 842-1979or seapines.com/events.

    December 16: Mens Shopping Night atDesigns by Cleo in the Gallery of Shops, 6-8:30 p.m. Call Cleo with your wish list and thensend your husband or boyfriend in to shop. 14 Greenwood Dr. (843) 342-7001.

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    THE IMPORTANCE OF SALT MARSHESCourtesy of the Coastal Discovery Museum

    Although mucky and smelly, the salt marsh is an important part of theLowcountry.

    In actuality, the salt marsh produces more food for the environmentthan rain forests. The green grass that dominates the marsh is calledsalt marsh cord grass or Spartina. When this cord grass dies eachwinter and decomposes, its nutrients are released into the marsh mud,creeks, streams and even into the ocean. These nutrients begin thefood chain for the entire Southeastern coastal area.

    So, the next time you enjoy a meal of shrimp, mussels, oysters, bluecrab, stone crab or saltwater fish, thank the muddy salt marshes.

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    A Good Swing Isnt RocketScience (or is it?)By I.J. Schecter with Doug Weaver

    It isnt the strength ofyour arms and handsthat creates distanceand velocity...

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    Mastering the golf swing is by no means asimple task. However, the frustration experi-enced by many weekend hackers stems fromthe lack of knowledge as to the science of golf,as it does the appreciation of precise mechanics.

    Once you know how a golf swing is supposedto behave, you can begin to try to perfect andemulate it. Until you know how the relationshipbetween ball, club and science is supposed towork, you wont know what youre trying toexecute.

    So lets forget swing planes, hip turns and wristhinges for a moment and examine the first ofthree most crucial scientific aspects of under-standing the golf swing the trampoline effectbetween the ball and clubface.

    The Trampoline Effect

    If youre standing on a trampoline and youpush down with your legs, what happens next?The trampoline pushes you back up. Keep thisin mind the next time youre standing over agolf ball.

    When a club comes down and its face makescontact with the ball, two things occur. First,the ball compresses, and then the clubfacecompresses. When the face then trampolinesback out after compression, the ball is launchedslingshot-style into the air.

    Because the ricochet action between the balland clubface happens at a speed too fast forthe human eye, it can be difficult to trust. Asa result, recreational golfers often try to sweepor scoop their shots, because they do not

    understand or trust that the trampoline actionoccurs as a result of a downward strike.

    It isnt the strength of your arms and hands thatcreates distance and velocity, but the convergedelasticity of the ball and clubface.

    The Smashing Tees Drill

    By smashing tees, you can prepare yourselfto better enable the trampoline effect to workits magic.

    Place a tee in the ground as though you werepreparing for a drive. When you swing with aniron, focus on striking the tee. This will forceyou to maintain a downward trajectory, insteadof inadvertently scooping the ball and losingthe trampoline effect.

    Move the tee a little lower with each success-ful swing, still focusing on striking the tee.Continue the drill until the tee is essentiallyburied.

    At this point, a ball placed in the same posi-tion will be ricocheted with greater distancebecause of the trampoline effect.

    A former PGA Tour pro and US Openrecord holder, Doug Weaver is the Directorof Instruction at the Palmetto Dunes GolfAcademy and conducts Where Does thePower Come From?, a free golf clinic anddemonstration, every Monday at 4 p.m.For details on the instructional programsoffered at the Palmetto Dunes GolfAcademy, call (843) 785-1138, (800)827-3006 or visit palmettodunes.com.

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    December 16: Hilton Head Island Ski ClubChristmas Dinner Dance at the Sea PinesCountry Club, 6 p.m. Members and interestedguests welcome. (843) 681-4181 orhiltonheadskiclub.com.

    December 16: A free, community-wide pres-entation of the Christmas portion of HandelsMessiah hosted by the First PresbyterianChurch Sanctuary Choir, 7:30 p.m. 540 Wm.Hilton Pkwy. (843) 681-3696 or fpchhi.org.

    December 17: 20th Annual Hilton HeadHospital Jingle Jingle 5K Run and Health Walkin and around the Medical Center Campus andMain Street, 9 a.m. All standard male andfemale divisions with an awards ceremonyfollowing the race. Hosted by Bear Foot Sports.(843) 757-8520 or bearfootsports.com.

    December 17: Gingerbread HouseDecorating Party in First Presbyterian ChurchsFellowship Hall, 10 a.m.-noon. Music andrefreshments provided. Fee of $10 per house.540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 681-3696 orfpchhi.org.

    December 17: Performances by The HiltonHead Vocal Jazz Performers, Wink N A Smileand jazz vocalist Kim Halter, part of the HarbourTown Lights celebration, in The Sea Pines Resort,2 p.m. (843) 842-1979 or seapines.com/events.

    December 18: Dixieland Jazz Society of theLowcountry New Orleans-style Jazz Jam at The Jazz Corner in The Village at Wexford, 2-5 p.m. Free admission, minimum purchase fortable seating. 1000 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843)842-8620 or djslc.com.

    December 19 - 23: Art Days HolidaySpectacular for ages 6-12 at the Arts Center ofCoastal Carolina, 10 a.m.-noon. A holiday breakdance and craft camp. Pre-registration required.14 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 686-3945 ext.233 or artshhi.com.

    December 21 - 22: Santa Book Reading at The Sandbox, An Interactive ChildrensMuseum, 10:30 a.m. Hear Santa Claus readtraditional Christmas stories and have yourpicture taken with him. Free with museumadmission. 18A Pope Ave. (843) 842-7645 orthesandbox.org.

    December 23: The Night of 100 Menorahs

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  • 64 ISLAND EVENTS DECEMBER 2011 hiltonhead.com

    Phone # OfHoles Par Length RatingMapIDNAME/LOCATION

    Adventure Cove, Hwy. 278 at Folly Field Rd. (843) 842-9990 36 - Miniature - H-33Arthur Hills at Palmetto Dunes (843) 785-1138 18 72 6651 72.9 F-26

    Arthur Hills Course at Palmetto Hall (800) 234-6318 18 72 6918 73.7 N-33

    Barony, Port Royal Plantation (800) 234-6318 18 72 6543 71.6 J-37

    Bear Creek*, Hilton Head Plantation (843) 681-2667 18 72 6804 73.8 R-33

    Bloody Point, Daufuskie Island Resort (843) 785-5029 18 72 6900 73.2 N-3

    Country Club of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Plantation (843) 681-4653 18 72 6919 74.0 R-33

    Crescent Pointe Golf Club, Mainland, Hwy. 278 (843) 706-2600 18 71 6772 73.6 X-11

    Devils Elbow North*, Moss Creek (843) 785-6182 18 72 6555 71.9 X-11

    Devils Elbow South*, Moss Creek (843) 785-6182 18 72 6885 73.7 X-11

    Dolphin Head*, Hilton Head Plantation (843) 681-5550 18 72 6632 72.6 R-33

    Eagles Pointe Golf Club, Mainland, Hwy. 278 (843) 686-4457 18 71 6782 72.5 X-11

    George Fazio, Palmetto Dunes (843) 785-1138 18 70 6873 73.9 F-26

    Golden Bear Golf Club, Indigo Run (843) 689-2200 18 72 7014 73.7 L-28

    Golf Club at Indigo Run* (843) 689-5666 18 72 6707 72.3 L-28

    Haig Point Golf Club*, Daufuskie Island (843) 686-9202 29 72 7114 74.6 N-3

    Harbour Town Golf Links, The Sea Pines Resort (843) 842-8484 18 71 6973 75.2 G-7

    Heron Point, The Sea Pines Resort (843) 842-8484 18 71 7103 75.4 C-11

    Hidden Cypress Golf Club, Mainland, Sun City (843) 705-4999 18 72 6953 73.6 X-8

    Hilton Head National, Mainland, Hwy. 278 (888) 201-9199 27 - - - W-11

    Island West Golf Club, Mainland, Hwy. 278 (866) 506-1083 18 72 6803 73.3 X-10

    Legendary Golf, Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 686-3399 36 - Miniature - G-22Legendary Golf, Pope Ave. (843) 785-9214 18 - Miniature - C-17Long Cove*, Long Cove Club (843) 686-1020 18 71 7026 74.8 G-22

    Melrose Golf Club, Daufuskie Island (843) 785-5029 18 72 7081 74.2 N-3

    Ocean Course, The Sea Pines Resort (843) 842-8484 18 71 6906 72.8 C-11

    Okatie Creek Golf Club, Mainland, Sun City (843) 705-4653 18 72 6719 72.1 X-8

    Old Carolina Golf Club, Mainland, Hwy. 278 (843) 757-8311 9 36 3255 36.3 X-11

    Old South Golf Links, Mainland, Hwy. 278 (843) 785-5353 18 72 6772 73.3 X-10

    Oyster Reef, Hilton Head Plantation (800) 234-6318 18 72 7018 74.7 R-33

    Pirates Island Adventure Golf, Hwy. 278 (843) 686-4001 36 - Miniature - G-24Planters Row, Port Royal Plantation (800) 234-6318 18 72 6625 72.1 J-37

    Robbers Row, Port Royal Plantation (800) 234-6318 18 72 6657 73.3 J-37

    Robert Cupp Course, Palmetto Hall (800) 234-6318 18 71 7079 75.2 N-33

    Robert Trent Jones, Palmetto Dunes (843) 785-1138 18 72 7005 74.3 F-26

    Rose Hill Golf CLub, Mainland, Hwy. 278 (843) 757-9030 18 72 6960 - X-11

    Sea Pines Country Club*, The Sea Pines Resort (843) 671-4417 18 72 6346 70.7 C-11

    Shipyard Golf Club, Shipyard Plantation (800) 234-6318 27 - - - D-20

    Spanish Wells Golf Club**, Spanish Wells (843) 681-2819 9 36 3052 69.0 M-18

    Wexford*, Wexford Plantation (843) 686-8812 18 72 6887 73.1 H-20

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    at Congregation Beth Yam, 7:15 p.m. RabbiBrad Bloom conducts the Sabbath service andtells the story of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights.Oneg Shabbat Social Hour following the service.Bring menorahs and five candles. 4501 MeetingSt. (843) 689-2178 or bethyam.org.

    December 23: Gregg Russell ChristmasConcert under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town,7:30 p.m. Songs of the season for all ages witha special visit from Santa Claus. Complimentary.(843) 842-1979 or seapines.com.

    December 24: Christmas Eve Services at FirstPresbyterian Church. Family Candlelight Serviceat 5 p.m. with Traditional Candlelight Servicesat 8 & 11 p.m. 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843)681-3696 or fpchhi.org.

    December 24: Annual Christmas EveCandlelight Service at First Baptist Church HiltonHead, 6 p.m. 100 S. Forest Beach Dr. (843)785-4478 or fbchhi.org.

    December 25: Christmas Worship Service atFirst Baptist Church Hilton Head, 10 a.m. Freeand open to the public. 100 S. Forest Beach Dr.(843) 785-4478 or fbchhi.org.

    December 25: Christmas Worship Service atFirst Presbyterian Church, 10 a.m. 540 Wm.Hilton Pkwy. (843) 681-3696 or fpchhi.org.

    December 25: Our 9th Annual CommunityChristmas Day Dinner at Aunt Chiladas EasyStreet Cafe, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. A celebration ofChrists birthday with a free turkey buffet andcarolers. Free will offerings accepted for Mealson Wheels and Second Helpings. Reservationsencouraged. 69 Pope Ave. (843) 304-1086 or705-5725.

    December 27 - 31: SC/GA Dual StateChampionships at the Van Der Meer TennisCenter, Van Der Meer Shipyard Tennis Resortand satellite locations. Featuring over 250 boysand girls from the Southeast in 16s and 18s divi-sions 19 DeAllyon Ave. (843) 785-8388 orvdmtennis.com.

    December 27 & 29: Animals of theLowcountry program with the Oatland IslandWildlife Center at the Coastal Discovery Museumat Honey Horn, 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. Reservationsrequired. 70 Honey Horn Rd. (843) 689-6767ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.

    December 28: Hilton Head Island-BlufftonChamber of Commerce Young ProfessionalsGroup meets at Corks Wine Bar in Bluffton,5:30-7 p.m. 1297 May River Rd. (843) 785-3673 or hiltonheadchamber.org.

    December 31: 11th Annual Polar Bear Swim in the Harbour Town Swimming Pool, 10 a.m.An invigorating dip on a chilly day with hotchocolate and refreshments. (843) 842-1979or seapines.com/events.

    December 31: Noon Years Eve Party at TheSandbox, An Interactive Childrens Museum, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Special games and activities, abounce house, snow, arts and crafts, lunch, partyfavors and a balloon drop at noon. Tickets are$10. 18A Pope Ave. (843) 842-7645 orthesandbox.org.

    December 31: Magical New Years EveCelebration in Harbour Town, 7 p.m.-midnight.Food and fun at the Quarterdeck and TopsideWaterfront Restaurant with two New Years EveGolf Ball Drops from the top of the HarbourTown Lighthouse at 7 p.m. and midnight. (843)842-1979 or seapines.com.

    December 31: New Years Eve at KingfisherSeafood, Pasta & Steak House in Shelter CoveHarbour. Jazz and Motown music from Earl Williamsand a Champagne Toast at midnight. Reservationsrequired. 18 Harbourside Lane. (843) 785-4442 or kingfisherseafood.com.

    December 31: A Salty Dog New Years Eve atthe Salty Dog Cafe in South Beach Marina Village.Hors doeuvres, dinner, drinks, music, a midnightchampagne toast and Salty Dog fun. Reservationsrequired. 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 290-9875 orsaltydog.com.

    December 31: Celebrate Island Style! NewYears Eve Party to benefit The Sandbox, AnInteractive Childrens Museum. Dinner, dancing,a silent auction and more. Call for details. (843)842-7645 or thesandbox.org.

    PLEASE NOTE: WE MAKE EVERY EFFORT POS-SIBLE TO SEE THAT THE INFORMATION INOUR CALENDAR OF EVENTS IS ACCURATE.HOWEVER, EVENTS SOMETIMES CHANGEWITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. PLEASE CALL THELISTED PHONE NUMBERS FORCONFIRMATION.

    TO INCLUDE YOUR EVENT IN THE CALENDAR,CALL (843) 757-9889, FAX (843) 757-9189 orE-MAIL icom@hiltonhead.com.

    cCalendar

  • 66 ISLAND EVENTS DECEMBER 2011 hiltonhead.com

    RECREATIONAdventure Cruises Pg. 53Bicycle Billys Pg. 57The Bike Doctor Pg. 53Blue Water TackleShop

    Pgs. 36-39Commander Zodiac Pg. 53Dolphin Discoveries Pg. 49Dolphin Seafari Pg. 47Drifter Pg. 59Gullah Heritage Trail Tours Pg. 55

    Gypsy Pg. 59H2O Enviro Tours Pg. 56Hilton Head Bicycle

    Company Pg. 48Kayak Hilton Head Pg. 49Lawton Stables Pg. 51Legendary Golf Pg. 61LowSea Bike, Beach & Baby

    Rentals Pg. 50MonEric Fishing Charters Pg. 63

    Nature Cruise w/Lunch or Dinner at Marshside Mamas Pg. 47

    Outside Hilton Head Pgs. 43 & 57

    Outside Palmetto Bluff Pgs. 43 & 57

    Palmetto Bay Watersports Pg. 47Pedals Pg. 51

    Riding Tigers Bike Rentals Pg. 63The Sea Pines Resort Pg. 71Segway of Savannah Pg. 50Vacation Comfort Bike Rentals Pg. 59

    Yankee Pedaler Bike Rental Pg. 55

    LODGING & REAL ESTATEHiltonHeadIsland.com Real Estate Pg. 24

    Hilton Head Accommodations Pg. 25

    Resort Source TimeshareResales Pg. 25

    South Beach Inn & Vacation Rentals Pgs. 36-39

    ARTS & SERVICES16th Annual Hilton Head Island

    Gullah Celebration Pg. 28Arts Center of Coastal

    Carolina Pg. 67Fountain Spa Pg. 27HiltonHead.com Pg. 9HiltonHeadYellowPages.com Pg. 43

    Legacy Design Photographers Pg. 29

    Powerhouse Family Fitness Gym Pg. 27

    South Carolina Repertory Company Pg. 29

    RESTAURANTS & LOUNGESBritish Open Pub Pg. 15Captain Johns Galley at The

    Salty Dog Cafe Pgs. 36-39Caseys Sports Bar & Grille Pg. 23

    Chart House Pg. 13Crazy Crab Pg. 3Flamingos Doughnut Cafe Pg. 17

    Frosty Frog Cafe Daiquiri Bar Pg. 14

    Hilton Head Brewing Company Pg. 15

    Its Greek To Me Pg. 14Jakes Salty Dog Pizza Pgs. 36-39

    Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta & Steak House Pg. 7

    Lands End Tavern Pgs. 36-39The Market Street Cafe Pg. 19The Salty Dog Cafe Pgs. 36-39

    Stellini Italian Restaurant Pg. 21

    The Wreck of The Salty Dog Pgs. 36-39

    SHOPS & BUSINESSESBirkenstock Pg. 32Camp Hilton Head Pg. 2Coligny Plaza Pg. 41Designs By Cleo Pg. 34Forsythe Jewelers Pg. 45Frostys Closet Pg. 14Harbour Town Merchants Pg. 71

    Hilton Head Shirt Company Pg. 2

    Hospice Community Thrift Pg. 34

    Island Fudge Shoppe Pg. 40

    Island Winery Pg. 19Jakes Cargo Pgs. 36-39Jakes Shore Thing Pg. 35The Litter Box Pg. 35Outside Hilton Head Pgs. 43 & 57

    Piggly Wiggly Pg. 20Port Royal Plaza Pg. 17Salty Dog T-Shirt Factory Pgs. 36-39 & 72

    The Shops at Sea Pines Center Pg. 71

    South Beach General Store Pg. 2

    Tanger Outlets Pgs. 4 & 5Tropical Outfitters Pg. 33

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    cEvents Puzzle by Jo EmeryACROSS CLUES1. You do this when surf fishing. 5. Top rim of the cup.8. South Carolina state dance.

    12. Stand Up Paddleboarding withOutside Hilton Head, the paddle-board headquarters in the ____.

    13. Frostys Closet for ____ of yourfrog wear needs.

    14. South Beach General Store with____ clothing and hats.

    15. While in the Lowcountry, try thissmoked.

    16. Railway Express Agency: Abbr. 17. Sea Pines has ____ all.18. Fall behind. 20. Civil Service Commission: Abbr.22. Hilton Head Bicycle ____.24. The Wreck Of The Salty Dog

    its hard ____ to find somethingto enjoy.

    27. Fountain Spa ____ lookforward to making you feelwhole again.

    28. Sheep.29. The Market Street Cafe ____

    Island favorite for over 25 years.30. Piggly Wiggly has a chicken

    wing bar and the gourmet saladand ____ bar.

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    34. LPGAs Il ____ Chung.35. The Harbour Town Shops in The

    ____ Pines Resort.37. Gullah Heritage Trail Tours The

    Gullah culture ____ manifestedin family, lifestyle, food...

    38. The Bike Doctor Our rentalsinclude a free basket, lock andchild ____.

    40. The Frosty Frog Cafe Daiquiri Bar Lunch and dinner ____ 10 p.m.

    42. Health Administrative Systems:Abbr.

    43. Lowcountry favorite, pickledwatermelon ____.

    45. ____ gin fizz.48. Italian the.49. The Shops ____ Sea Pines

    Center. 50. Plural: Abbr. 51. Symbol for element chromium. 52. H2O Enviro Tours offering dol-

    phin tours ____ the CalibogueSound.

    54. Golfer ____ Dougherty. 56. ____ plans now to attend the

    16th Annual Hilton Head IslandGullah Celebration.

    58. Foot digit.59. Scottish small.60. Not far.

    62. Port Royal Plaza Its your ____-stop-shop for all your practicalneeds.

    63. Commander Zodiac Selectedby the BBC ____ local natureguides.

    64. Chart House ____ leisurely onSkull Creek.

    DOWN CLUES1. Symbol for element calcium.2. The Salty Dog T-Shirt Factory

    Salty Dog hats and more ____sold exclusively at our 2 locations.

    3. Blue Water TackleShop ____another side of Hilton Head.

    4. Pedals for ____ Mens Bicycles.5. Hilton Head Shirt Co. for a ____

    selection of screenprinted T-shirts.6. French for island.7. The Crazy Crab The Islanders

    ____ for fresh seafood...8. Jakes Pizza for stromboli and

    pizza ____.9. Flamingos Doughnut Cafe

    Hilton Head Islands only fresh____ hand-dipped doughnuts!

    10. Symbol for element silver.11. Moneric Fishing Charters Lets

    ____ Fishin!!!19. Wonder.21. Camp Hilton Head for T-shirts,

    shorts and ____shirts.22. Jakes Cargo with gifts for dogs

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    23. Forsythe Jewelers Look for us____ Facebook.

    24. Palmetto Bay Watersports ____gate fees and free parking.

    25. Chemical suffix.26. The Drifter Call for ____.31. Way; channel.33. The Gypsy We guarantee that

    dolphins ____ be seen on this trip.35. Tropical Outfitters Everything

    under the ____ and more.36. Lands ____ Tavern.38. Tavern.39. ____ la la.41. Yankee Pedaler Call for ____

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    food right out of the ____ andonto your plate.

    47. Symbol for element erbium.50. Kingfisher with Happy Hour

    5-8 __ __.53. Resort Source Timeshare Resales

    Ask about our no maintenance____ option.

    55. Golfer __ __ Points.57. School of Japanese sculptors.58. Segway of Savannah A fun way

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  • From the Lighthouse of Harbour Town andThe Shops at Sea Pines Center to the CapeCod Fishing Village of South Beach Marina,Sea Pines has it all. Thats because we startedit all. We have the beaches. We have therestaurants. We have the shopping, golf, tennis, bike paths, horse back riding, kayak-ing and watersports. We have everything youwant from Hilton Head. So if you want toreally experience the island, you need to seewhere it all began, and see Sea Pines!

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