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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.
By JUSTIN PAPROCKI • 843-706-8143
Mose Allison, the “Sage of Tippo, Miss.,” returns to the Jazz Corner on Hilton Head Island for what’s becoming regular December engagement this weekend.
In a sense, the soldiers at the heart of “The Messenger” are engaged in house-to-house combat. Capt. Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson) and Sgt. Will Montgomery (Ben Foster) are unwelcome visitors, wary of what might detonate behind the next door.
They’re no longer fighting in Iraq, however. They’re Army Casualty Notification officers, delivering tragic news to everyday New Jersey families within 24 hours of the soldier’s death.
‘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.