Saturday, December 8, 2012

Twas the night before Christmas on Hilton Head Island

Twas the night before Christmas on Hilton Head Island

The egrets were singing and the dolphins were smiling.

The clam hogs were set on the deck for the night in hopes,

That St Nicholas would fill them just right.

The children were sleeping all snug in their cots,

With visions of hush puppies, shrimp and beautiful yachts.

And mom with her camera and I with my crab traps,

Had just settled in to view the sunset and have a little night cap.

When out over the marshes there rose such a commotion,

We jumped up on the dock to see what was going on in the ocean.

Down to the dingy we went with great speed,

And rowed out several yards to see what was coming indeed.

The moon rose up in the sky all brilliant and bright,

It caused the water to sparkle just right.

Out of the shadows appeared a beautiful sloop,

With eight happy little elves ready to deliver some loot.

The captain was hearty and round as can be,

With a wonderful, big laugh that was as musical as the sound of the sea.

It had to be St. Nick and his elves coming on to shore

To deliver presents to all.

Now Daniel & Daisy, Hunter & Hailey,

On Martin & Megan, Adam & Ashley.

Raise the sails of your Fishes,

To carry these wishes into the night

And deliver them before first light.

As they sailed through the sky as busy as bees,

They deliver the gifts to the homes,

That are sheltered by Grand Old Pine Trees.

Now that the task is complete,

Old Santa in the Sea summoned his fleet.

Back to the sloop,

It’s time to regroup.

All hands on deck, hoist the sails tall,

Old Santa in the Sea his Elves and all.

As they lift to the sky and sail through the night

You hear Merry Christmas to Hilton Head,

And to Hilton Head Good Night!!

JHH 12/2012 ©

Saturday, October 27, 2012

"Treehouse, bridge across inlet proposed for mid-island park"

We thought you would be interested in this weeks Island Packet concerning upcoming changes on Hilton Head Island.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Hilton Head Island is Pet Friendly

Did you know that dogs are allowed to walk their owners of the beaches of Hilton Head Island. As long as their owners behave and are attached to a leash or they are under voice command control. Anytime in the off season and limited hours from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Wonderful Weather on Hilton Head Island

                                       What a beautiful weekend we had on Hilton Head Island.
                        Did you know that we have miles of wonderful beaches to ride your bikes on?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Shelter Cove Harbour on Hilton Head Island

                                                A lovely evening in Shelter Cove Harbour

Monday, October 8, 2012

Shelter Cove Fall Concert Series

Shelter Cove Fall Concert Series - Thursday Nights in October:

6:00 to 9:00 pm; By King Neptune

10/11 - Vic Varner Band - Jazz, Blues, and American Classics

10/18 - Patwa Reggae - Music of the Caribbean

10/25 - LowCountry Boil Band - Bluegrass Music

Call: 843-785-6424

Monday, September 17, 2012

Terry and Janet Trester are new owners on Hilton Head Island

Dear Jane & Glenn,

Terry & I just wanted to tell you both that we feel we were really fortunate to have the two of you handling all our real estate needs through the Summer.

It's especially challenging when dealing long distance, and you both were just terrific and professional. I don't think you two have ever met a stranger; everyone becomes friends

of yours after being clients and that's a rare gift to possess. We'll be sure to refer your way anyone we know who is considering moving to Hilton Head!

Terry & Janet Trester

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

Sea Pines Happy Clients

"It was our incredible good fortune to find Jane and Glenn's website in our search for vacation property. From the moment we met them, they made us feel entirely at ease. Jane and Glenn possess all the outstanding characteristics that make a great realty team. Beyond that, they are such warm and friendly individuals. Jane and Glenn were completely prepared to work with us on short notice. We had very high expectations and they did not let us down. Their efficiency and diligence, coupled with their energy and patience, were so greatly appreciated. We recommend them with absolute confidence."

Scot and Maria

Friday, September 7, 2012

Photo: A Beautiful day in Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island

A Beautiful Day in Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island

More Happy Clients

Dear Jane and Glenn- Thanks so much for your assistance in finding a condo at Hilton Head. You made the entire process easy and pleasureable. You promptly returned calls and quickly sent us information regarding listings. You never pressured us; but you went beyond the call of duty to aid us in our search. You two are the BEST! Kathy and Harrell Crawford

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Happy Clients


Dear Glenn and Jane,
The stars must of been aligned!
>Normally take vacation in August, this year had to change to July.
>By chance stopped and talked to you folks at the festival on Tuesday,
>hit it off right away
>Condo for sale on the floor and the view I wanted
By Friday at 3:00 you have it set up for me to view.
Friday at 4:00 we are writing an offer.
I remember saying" it's Friday the 13th" I'm not sure if I want to do it today.
Glenn you replied " Friday the 13th will become your lucky day"
Boy were you right! Not only did I get the condo, I met two incredible
people that went above and beyond to put me first. I am truly thankful
for everything you did that day and continue to do !!!!
I will stop by each time I visited the Island to say "HI" to my friends Glenn and Jane .
Thanks for everything!
Sherrie Patterson

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Hilton Head Island and the Color Blue

“The color blue is one of the basic color terms, and one of the seven spectral colors that has a number of subcategories like navy (dark blue), cyan blue (blue/green), or sky blue (azure).” The word “blue” may refer to a feeling of sadness, but we are more inclined to think that it represents happiness, clear days and blue skies ahead.

We are surrounded by wonderful shades of blue that grace the skies and ocean of Hilton Head Island, its pristine beaches, harbours, golf courses and forests. This paradise with its semi-tropical weather allows us to wake up most mornings to brilliant blue skies shining through the trees. Sometimes there is an occasional cloud sketched in for slight alteration, but still the blue shines through.

Blue mixed in with the other colors of the spectrum create wonderful, breathtaking landscapes that add to the leisurely, laid-back lifestyle. Playing golf, reading a great book on the beach, riding the miles of bike trails, and taking photos to remember your visit provide you with a sense of calm and soothing nature. Reaching back in time, the music, whether it is the Blues, R & B, Jazz or from the tropics, it helps you remember the past when things were a little bit slower and simpler. This unique lifestyle restores a sense of well-being.

Paradise is “any place or state of great happiness.” You will find this happiness when you visit Hilton Head Island. All you have to do is cross over the bridge and you will experience this happiness. There is magic, trueness to this small town that is seen in the residents and the folks who visit. There is something about the fresh air, great food, and wonderful friends that you make here which are very special. Isn’t it time for you to come home to the Lowcountry?

Thursday, July 19, 2012

What’s In Your Hilton Head Island Beach Bag?

What’s In Your Hilton Head Island Beach Bag?

Before you answer this question you have to make sure that your bag has a logo on the outside. May we suggest that you choose one with: Hilton Head Island, Palmetto Dunes, Sea Pines, Camp Hilton Head or the Salty Dog. If you have one of these bags, you have arrived. Carrying one of these bags on the island or in states as far away as Texas generates easy introductions to various topics of conversation. (I’m getting off the subject a little, conversations is another topic).

Now you are ready to fill your beach bag with all the essentials that are needed for your trip to the beautiful pristine beaches of Hilton Head. Remember to pack your bag in such a way to retrieve the items as needed. Starting at the bottom of the bag place your water and snacks, then a great book and a deck of cards. Next place your Ipod (so that you can listen to music and not bother your neighbors), followed by your smart phone and camera. The next layer is for sunglasses, lotion and lip gloss. Then your adorable hat and last, but not least, your beautiful brightly colored towel.

Upon your arrival at the beach you pick out a prime location and unfold your color coordinated beach chair. Now you begin the task of removing the items in your beach bag and settling in to enjoy a wonderful day of relaxation. You are relaxed because of the wonderful weather and everything in your beach bag is placed exactly where you need it.

All you have to do now is place the key for your newly rented or purchased house or condo in the bottom of your beach bag so that you can retrieve it when you are ready to leave.

See you at the beach!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Our Grand Children’s Memories of Hilton Head Island

We currently have two grandchildren: Nicholas, 11, and Ellie Glenn, 8. We mentioned to them that we were writing blogs for the New Dunes Marketing Group website. Nicholas and Ellie Glenn said they would love to help. We asked them to write a letter telling us what their best memories are of Hilton Head Island. As proud grand parents; we are assuming that you would love to read what they wrote.

Dear Grandma and Grandpa,
How are you? My tadpoles have become frogs! Their names are Madeline and Firework. I feed them crickets and worms everyday. My best memories of Hilton Head Island are swimming, the dolphin tour, visiting Lawton Stables in Sea Pines to pet Casey, the deer, and ride Romeo the pony.  I also like going to the top of the Harbour Town light house.
Dear Grandma and Grandpa,
Here are a few things that I enjoy on Hilton Head Island. I love going to the stores at Coligny Plaza, the wonderful beaches and going golfing with Grandpa, Dad and Uncle Tony. My best memories are fishing down at the boat docks in Long Cove, the dolphin tour, staying at Harbourside III and your great ribs! This year I was hoping I could bring one of my best friends, Ryan, to taste some of Grandpa’s Ribs.
(Dry Rub)
1 c. Light Brown Sugar               1/4 c. Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1 T. Granulated Garlic                1 tsp. Lemon Pepper
1 T. Granulated Onion                1 tsp. Rubbed Sage
2 tsp. Celery Seed                       1 tsp. Thyme
1/2 c. Paprika                              1 pinch Cayenne
1/4 c. Chili Powder
Combine all the ingredients, and coat the 2 rack of ribs with the mixture; marinate for a minimum of 5 hours. Preheat the grill to 250 degrees. Grill the rigs low and slow over indirect heat for a minimum of 2 hrs. Turn the racks every twenty minutes. When the tender ribs break apart they are done. While the ribs are grilling; prepare the sauce.
1 pt. Ketchup                         2 T. Salt
1 pt. Cider Vinegar                1/4 c. Worcestershire sauce
1/3 c. Honey                          1 T. Minced garlic
1/4 c. Molasses                      2 T. Black pepper
1 T. Cayenne
Combine all the ingredients and cook for 15 to 30 minutes over a low heat, stirring occasionally. When the ribs are done, slice and coat them with sauce, and serve with additional sauce if desired.