October 2008



Learning in the Lowcountry: Part 1

One of the greatest challenges facing parents in the Lowcountry today is the education of their children—from pre-school to college. Parents ask, “What is best for my child?” and “What can I afford?” Private and parochial schools offer alternatives to the public system, but come…
Author:Paul deVere



Ready to find out? It’s…All About Me: Make Me Over Time!

” We know what we are, but know not what we may be. ”—William Shakespeare Tired of the same do? Bored with the same look? Ready for a better relationship with the mirror? All About Me to the rescue. To creatively kick off the fall season, Celebrate…
Author:Malia Herick



It Could Be Worse

At times, responsibility does not really seem to be a strong suit of the human race. Greed often overpowers altruism. Fear deters change. Desire trumps reason. We create tools to advance civilization. We study science to create a better lifestyle and produce longer lasting health. We…
Author:Craig Hysell



With Just a Spark of Imagination…

Don’t you dare buy a pre-fabricated plastic costume from buycheapcostumes.com for your little pumpkin! With just a spot of imagination and a little bit of preparation you can most likely find something mundane (right in your own house or garage) and make it marvelous! The CH2…
Author:Maggie Washo



Silicone Sister: Rock Hard and Die Pretty

Every decade of American pop culture has moments of infamy and not all trends are for the faint of heart nor pure of soul. When looking back to the 80s it seems as if trends in fashion, cuisine and even music should have been…
Author:Lindsey Hawkins



Lean Green: It's Simple

So I hear there’s a guy in Hilton Head, South Carolina attempting to write a “green article,” but he drives an SUV! Really, the nerve. Wait, maybe he’s learning as he goes. Maybe he’s not actually thinking he’s going to save the world today all…
Author:Dave Kerns



The Brick Oven Cafe

It happens all the time during Hilton Head’s busy tourist season. I’ll be sitting in a local coffee shop, frequented equally by locals and visitors, banging out my next CH2 article, and a wandering clan of hungry Buckeyes in search of food will politely interrupt…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr.



5 Reasons to Celebrate: Lindsey Hawkins

1) One of two family members born and raised in Florida, Lindsey comes from a proud and loud Alabama family who love to laugh and master the art of competitive story telling. 2) University of Florida graduate from the college of Journalism and Communications, Lindsey changed…
Author:CH2



Seaside Sophistication: HH Prime and XO Lounge

From time to time, we Hilton Head locals take our home’s natural beauty and bountiful cuisine for granted. An evening at Palmetto Dunes’ new HH Prime restaurant and XO Lounge is a terrific way to experience the island’s coastal charm and culinary talent and remember…
Author:Ann DeMart



Energy: What’s Hot and What’s Not

Oil politics is very hot “Drill here. Drill Now” is catching on because of $4/gallon gasoline. We got here due to the tight world oil supply/demand situation. Total current world oil production is about 87 million barrels/day with a demand of 87 mmb/d. There is 1.5…
Author:Jim McCaffrey



The Lowrey Group’s Wine & Spirits Club

“As early as the 6th Century B.C., the Greeks were toasting to the health of their friend’s for a highly practical reason — to assure them that the wine they were about to drink wasn’t poisoned. To spike the wine with poison had become an…
Author:Lindsey Hawkins



John Diamond An artist surprised at himsel

When John and Nancy Diamond moved to Hilton Head Island in 1990, John Diamond was semi-retired from the giant management consulting firm, Booz Allen Hamilton, where he had worked most of his professional career. He also probably had the longest commute to work. “I spent six…
Author:Paul deVere



Editor’s Note: October 2008

I often feel that I lead a somewhat selfish existence. The only creature I have to look after is my dog, and his needs are somewhat minimal. I look at my sister with three children, a cat, a puppy and a full-time job and wonder…
Author:M.Washo Editor-in-Chief



Latitude Adjustment: Adventures in Paradise

Since childhood, I have longed to visit tropical islands. My first introduction to the South Pacific was the musical and movie of the same name, inspired by James Michener’s classic novel. I could sing every song and dreamed of living on mystical Bali Hai. Then…
Author:Hannah Reinmuth



The Tobacconist

Taft Parker got into the cigar business for two reasons. First one: “I had to do something to get them wholesale,” he said, grinning. Parker has been a cigar smoker for a long time. “I’ve been around tobacco, worked in tobacco, all my life. I’ve…
Author:Paul deVere



La Cage aux Folles: It’s all about family

You may already know the story. Boy (Jean-Michel), madly in love with girl (Anne), tells parents (George and Albin) of his engagement. Problem: Jean-Michel’s parents are gay; Anne doesn’t know; and her dad (M. Dindon, who is head of the “Tradition, Family and Morality Party”)…
Author:Paul deVere



He Says, She Says: Saving Money

During a poker game at a friend’s house, one of the guys was bemoaning the fact that he was back on the dating scene after a very messy divorce. It goes without saying that he was taken to cleaners by his ex-wife—especially since she was…
Author:Keith Kelson & Jean Wharton



Want Style? Need Style? Get Styled!

Gwen Stefani. Madonna. Kate Hudson. Halle Berry. Girl, you got style. Some women seem to effortlessly pull off what others would be foolish to try. The haircut. The color. Those shoes. That shirt. Danielle Keasling is one of those women. You’ve seen her in the pages of…
Author:Maggie Washo



Challenged: A Day of Understanding and Change

Eighth grade. Ages, mostly 13 to 14. Do you remember what it was like? As I sat listening to the two leaders of “Challenge Day,” I had a flashback to almost five decades ago. St. Martin de Tours (now closed). Even back then there weren’t…
Author:Paul deVere



CH2 Retreat to Palm Key

More often than not, the fast paced lives we chew on day in and day out make us regurgitate over and over the notion of “getting away” or “taking a weekend”—even those of us who live on this rumored island of relaxation called Hilton Head. We…
Author:Lindsey Hawkins



Camellia Art: Exhibiting Lowcountry creativity

Maybe it’s the coastal light or our proximity to wildlife and sea creatures. Or it might just be that the easy living in the Lowcountry seems to nurture creativity. Whatever “it” is, our area has it—that certain something that attracts and influences artists of all…
Author:Ann DeMart



4th Annual Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival Planned for October

The Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival is back for the fourth year – and growing. What started as a one-day event in 2005, has quickly become a week of festivities in historic Bluffton showcasing the arts and locally harvested seafood. Festival events are…


Celebrate Something Special at Aqua Grille and Lounge

How often do you plan a party or special event? Once a season? Once a year? Once in a while? Or once in a lifetime? If you are in charge of the next big wingding, chances are you’ve already considered who, what, why and when.…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Politically Speaking: Local author presents a unique view

“Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?” —Groucho Marx Bryant Welch doesn’t pull any punches. From the first paragraph of his new book, State of Confusion, Political Manipulation and the Assault on the American Mind, the reader gets the impression that nobody’s…
Author:Paul deVere



A Concise History of Halloween

It is TOTALLY ridiculous to accuse Procter & Gamble (owners of the Charmin brand) of secretly offering bands of junior high schoolers throughout the U.S. a “buy one, get one free” coupon for a six pack of “Septic-Safe, Charmin Basic” toilet paper. Do your math!…
Author:Paul deVere




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