A Note from Mayor Sulka
Get in the Loop: Join the Don Ryan Center for Innovation
CycleBar blends the dance club experience with a pulse-pounding workout for the most fun you’ll ever have breaking a sweat
Leader of the Pack
Volunteers Who Keep Tails Wagging at Hilton Head Humane Association
Musicians in Bathrooms featuring A Quartet from The Hilton Head Shore Notes
Featuring A Quartet from The Hilton Head Shore Notes
Millennials: How to Avoid Dating Burnout
Days before I met the love of my life, I was on the brink of dating burnout. I had been on and off dating apps for more than five years at that point. After thousands of swipes, hundreds of matches, dozens of dates, and a couple of unsuccessful relationships, it was all starting to feel overwhelming and impossible.
Island Winery: The journey continues with new facility under construction
Dreams have a funny way of finding us and are often hatched in unexpected places. On a cold February morning in 2005, traveling down the highway from their home in New Jersey to Hilton Head Island, Loren and Georgene Mortimer began mulling over a plan that would soon change the course of their lives.
Living After the Death of a Spouse
For Connie Cappy, grief struck like an unexpected explosion. “John and I were married 34 years. He was 60 years old and in exceptional health. One Saturday, John golfed with his buddies in the morning, then later that afternoon started having chest discomfort and profuse sweating,” she said.
Pain, Pain, Go Away! Lowcountry Spine & Sport tackling pain with a healthy approach
Raise your hand if you are in pain. Whether it’s a sports injury, joint flareup or chronic arthritic condition, do yourself a favor and call Dr. John P. Batson, MD, FACSM, physician/owner of Lowcountry Spine & Sport, LLC.
A Note from Mayor McCann
Reinvesting in Ourselves: Our Focus for 2020 and Beyond
The Fate of Single Women: Startling Examples from World History
Liberty is a better husband than love to many of us,” wrote Louisa May Alcott, author of the great American novel Little Women, in her journal entry for Valentine’s Day 1868. Alcott remained single all her life, as did Susan B. Anthony (social reformer and suffragette), Clara Barton (founder of the Red Cross), and Coco Chanel (iconic fashion designer).
Editor’s Note: February 2020
This issue covers three of my favorite topics: pets, Star Wars, and an ode to the single life. It’s a love letter to myself. Just kidding. But not kidding.
The Flavors of Family
In the fine Italian tradition, Carrabba’s welcomes you to the table like you’re one of their own.
Jeepers, Creepers, Where’d Ya Get Those Peepers? Bluffton Lash Lounge, of course!
Since the days of Cleopatra, rudimentary eyelash embellishments, often concocted of sticky, smelly substances, were a part of women’s beauty rituals. In 1872, French perfumer Eugene Rimmel did us all a favor when he invented the world’s first commercially available mascara made from petroleum jelly and coal dust. Well, ladies, we’ve come a long way!
On Your Side: Attorney Beth Prince has a knack for telling your story
Every person has a story to tell. And when it comes to sensitive family matters that must be settled by law, hiring an attorney who listens to, hears, and believes your story is the first step towards a positive resolution. But, it’s how your attorney tells your story that is key to the final outcome, and that’s why you want Beth Prince on your side.
Get Back in Touch with Your Best Self at BenchMark® Physical Therapy
What does it mean to be your best self? The vision this question evokes may vary according to your individual lifestyle and goals. But chances are the one thing not included in that picture is physical distress. Yet many of us are putting up with nagging aches and pains, balance and mobility issues, or other physical limitations that prevent us from showing up for life at our best. If that’s you, BenchMark Physical Therapy can help.
‘This is the Way’ Actress Emily Swallow embraces The Mandalorian mantra
The last six months have seen Emily Swallow juggle not one but three major TV roles, portraying characters as diverse as a research physiologist in CBS’ Seal Team, God’s sister in Supernatural and “The Armorer” in The Mandalorian, Disney’s smash hit Star Wars spinoff. Here, the Jacksonville-born actress shares why she swapped a career in the Foreign Service for the unpredictability of an actor’s life and explains why she has never looked back.
A Christmas Kitten
Most of us know what it feels like to fall in love with a special pet. For seven-year-old Katie Ferguson, that intrinsic connection between human and animal was found at Palmetto Animal League (PAL) three weeks before Christmas. Fast forward to December 25 and imagine Katie’s overwhelming joy when her family discovered a letter under Santa’s cookie plate, explaining his gift of a Christmas kitten!
Fall in Love with Yourself
Advanced Women’s Care of the Lowcountry now offering full array of options for looking and feeling your best
The Single Life
This month, we recruited local singles to model looks from our Lowcountry boutiques—and had them share their thoughts on their idea of a perfect first date, what traits are deal-breakers, and how dating has changed since the dawn of the digital age.
5 Drinks with: Dr. Curtis Hennessey
For 25 years, Dr. Curtis Hennessey has been the face of veterinary medicine on the island. Since setting out his shingle, he’s seen cats and dogs and animals of all stripes (not to mention spots).
Beyond the many domestic animals that call the island home, he’s served as the long-time caregiver for Beaufort County’s trained dogs—and recently, one highly infamous opossum.
Before that, he was an Army brat who has lived everywhere from Thailand to Egypt and nearly everywhere in between, cultivating a love of animals at every stop. In honor of our pet issue, we sat down with Hilton Head’s answer to Dr. Doolittle to talk shop.
Inspiration for the Heartbroken: Meet Danielle Daily, host of The Suddenly Single Show
In 2015, when Danielle Daily came home from a yoga class to find divorce papers taped to her front door, she was thrust into a new way of living. “I found myself suddenly single when, after years of an unhappy marriage, my husband decided to go forward with a divorce,” Daily said. “I never thought that would actually happen.
Even though I knew I wanted a better marriage, I always thought we loved each other so much as people (even though we weren’t great as partners), that somehow we would figure it out. And I was sort of raised in that cultural soup of anything worth having is worth working for. I worked really hard for this marriage and thought eventually it was going to be amazing.”