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Before The Island Packet hired Drew Martin, the newspaper’s graphics editor, strictly speaking, wasn’t exactly an editor. He was a talented artist who did a lot of caricature-style drawings and used our software to generate graphics — a good guy to have around and fairly indispensable in this day and age of newspapers.
But he was a one-man department whose impact on the overall look and feel of the newspaper was, in retrospect, limited considering his job title.
If the first official NAIA rankings of the season are any indication, it's going to be quite a showdown for the Sun Conference men's and women's golf titles this spring, and both USC Beaufort teams should be right in the mix.
Keep an eye out over the next few weeks for some holiday-related cooking classes and other similar events, such as the Sea Pines Resort Holiday Wine Show today. And, oyster roast season is still going strong with Capt. Woody's first-Friday-of-the-month party at Palmetto Bay Marina Saturday.
If you're one of the lucky dog owners whose dog actually tolerates sitting on Santa Claus' lap for a photo, you'll have a chance to capture the moment this Saturday, Dec. 5. The Village at Wexford on Hilton Head Island is hosting its annual Pet Photos with Santa Day from 1 to 4 p.m. The photos, which are taken in front of a festive holiday background, are free.
Rejoice! The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the second annual Restaurant Week Jan. 23 to 30. Basically, to help encourage more people to go out in the off-season, restaurants offer up prix fixe, or fixed price, menus. For the inaugural event, about 50 local restaurants participated.
‘Brothers” is a movie built on that jarring disconnect between combat zone and “back home.”
Part POW thriller, part romance and part melodrama, this film by director Jim Sheridan concerns brother who went off to war and was declared dead, but returns not only very much alive but also changed.
It’s also about the brother left behind, a man changed by his soldier sibling’s sacrifice, who steps into his brother’s role with the missing man’s family.
The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra welcomes the holiday season on Monday in a concert full of lighthearted traditional favorites headed by music director and conductor Mary Woodmansee Green.
The concert will feature Hilton Head soprano Laura Sutton Floyd, joined by the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Chorus, who will open and close the program with seasonal favorites. Additionally, Micah McLauren, winner of the 2009 Hilton Head Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition, will perform the finale of Saint-Saëns’ dazzling second Piano Concerto.
For those weary of the cuddly Robert De Niro, the gentle uplift of his latest film, “Everybody’s Fine,” probably isn’t going to be tonic for the soul. But midway through the movie, there is a flash of the old, unpredictable and delightfully unmanageable De Niro when his character, feeling unappreciated by his grown children, goes off on a subway panhandler for a perceived breach of etiquette.
By JUSTIN PAPROCKI • 843-706-8143