January 2009



The Art of Staging Events: The Life of the Party

Those who attended the HDTV Green Home Wrap Party at The Traditions in March are probably familiar with the work of John Tokar, owner of The Tent Factory. His stunning red carpet-style staging was lavish and unforgettable with lights, linens, flowers picturesque tents, and top-of-the-line…
Author:Kate Hanzalik



5 Ways to burn fat starting today

Today is the worst day to start a fat-loss program. You’re busy. You have a special dinner tonight. And you left your workout clothes at home. But you know you’ll find excuses like that every day. So while today is the worst day, it’s also the…
Author:Theresa Jackson



Editor’s Note: January 2009

Last Saturday I went to Bluffton. I went for the Christmas parade but stayed for the “locals.” All week before our (Kelly Stroud is the other half of the “our”) “trip” to Bluffton (to photograph the Christmas parade for the magazine), we made jokes about getting…
Author:Maggie Washo



Talk To Me

Dr. Patrick Jordan likes to listen. “History taking, spending time with patients—it’s my blessing and my downfall. Spending too much time slows things up. People don’t like to wait,” Jordan said. Two years ago, when he opened his own practice, the Comprehensive Family Care clinic…
Author:Paul deVere



A Penny Saved…Nine easy ways to trim the fat out of your budget

Let me guess: You’re already struggling in this economy, Christmas is in the past for another eleven and a half months, and all you got this year was an empty bank account, right? So, what is the best way to start the New Year? Trim…
Author:David Brown II



The Truth about Your Health

Lose weight, live longer, look younger. Eat this. Don’t eat that. Pop a pill. Get tested… Each day, we are bombarded with health messages from newspapers, magazines, television commercials, Web sites, billboards and even bus signs. Yet, with all this information at our disposal, the…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



“My Name is... and I Am Currently Serving in Iraq...”—from an e-mail to Hilton Head’s Operation R&R

It’s different now, of course, with e-mail and cell phones to keep in touch with family back home. But the dirt on his boots and the dirt in her hair is still the soil of Iraq or Afghanistan, both hostile, dangerous environments. Even though images…
Author:Paul deVere



Weathering Market Changes

With current market turmoil, many people have seen a reduction in their retirement accounts and investment portfolios. It’s no question that people get emotional when it comes to their money. But rash decisions often lead people to make portfolio changes that may have…


Hilton Head Fire & Rescue’s CPR Training and First Aid Class: Learning To Save Lives Was Never So Cheap, So Comfortable and So Easy

My dummy wouldn’t breathe. Here I was, kneeling on the ground, hunched over my dummy as he lay prostrate before me. He stared at the ceiling. His eyes blank and lifeless, a plastic bag wrapped over his mouth and stuffed down his throat to keep…
Author:Craig Hysell



The 11th Place Bachelor: Puppets, Lies and Embarrassment

I assume most view the annual “Bachelor contest” as a capricious episode within the CH2 world. However; this article projects a story that an unnamed editor (she has reddish hair, is like five-foot-two, appears on page four of this magazine and her name rhymes with…
Author:Stephen Johnson



Signs of the Times

“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign” goes the lyric from the 1970s song by the Five Man Electrical Band. The ubiquitous nature of signage continues into the 21st century and is testament to what the folks at Sign D’Sign in Bluffton already know and promote: People…
Author:Lynne Hummell



Focus on Finance

> Is Your Money making you Mad? It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know times are tight and it’s time to keep an eye on your finances. Locally, there are several professionals who have weathered previous storms and are equipped to help you…


Learning in the Lowcountry: Part 3

What learning environment would you choose for your child? In southern Beaufort County, the choices are sometimes breathtaking. Do you choose a school with small student-teacher ratios, a school big enough that can field three dozen varsity athletic programs, or a real, neighborhood school? All will…
Author:Paul deVere



January Calendar of Events

Join Dolphin Head Golf Club and fulfill all of your 2009 New Year’s resolutions! Join now for $2009. A limited number of memberships available. Dolphin Head is a private, member-owned club located in Hilton Head Plantation. Memberships are all inclusive of unlimited…


A Little Bit of Chicken Fried

“Well it’s funny how it’s the little things in life that mean the most. Not where you live the car you drive or the price tag on your clothes. There’s no dollar sign on a piece of mind, and this I’ve come to know. So…
Author:LIndsey Hawkins



New Year, New You: Mellow Mushroom offering a new menu for the health conscious

After six years in business, the owners of Mellow Mushroom have decided to spice things up a bit with a delectable new menu that offers a range of items for the health conscious and for those looking for culinary adventure. They’ve taken pizza, apps, soups,…
Author:Kate Hanzalik



Meet Jacob Raehn, CH2’s Bachelor of 2009!

Three years ago, when the staff at CH2 launched HHI’s Bachelor of the Year phenomenon, I thought, “Surely they are joking.” It seemed like a good idea around the office or chatting during happy hour, but I never thought it would result in the 80…
Author:Jean Wharton



Sleep Tight: Mattress Firm Guarantees It

When writing a business profile—under a tight deadline, as usual—evil inclination may tempt the writer to take the path of least resistance: Just get the basic facts and a few pithy comments from the owner, dash off what amounts to a thousand words of ad…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr.



Pack like a Pro

It was the usual airport check-in scene—the husband screaming at his wife because her bag was overweight and going to cost extra, the road warrior who insisted he would NOT check any of his three carryons, the teen drama queen who has just had all…
Author: Sue Borland



Value Wines

January is here along with all of our New Year’s resolutions. Some people will vow to save money, lose weight, start and finish that project, but my resolution is to drink more wine. With the holidays ending, many of us are struggling with a “lack of…
Author:Krissy Cantelupe



Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe: Celebrating the way Daufuskie was

Thirty years ago, when photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe first set foot on Daufuskie Island, she found not only inspiration in the Gullah community, but also friends for life. From 1977 to 1981, she created gorgeous black and white gelatin prints that portray the beauty of the…
Author:Ann DeMart



It Could Be Worse

January. That time of year when we get those December credit card bills and ask, “Can that be right?” That time of year when the holidays have passed us by and we are left to wander around aimlessly in the cold with our new gifts…
Author:Craig Hysell



DK Style File

WHO Bonnie Price – 49 years old WHO Bonnie Price – 49 years old WHAT GetStyled! by DK STYLE, goes “BOND” shell BLONDE ! WHERE Salon 5200 – Danielle Keasling, …
Author:DK Style Squad



A Simply Extraordinary Idea: Volunteers in Medicine Celebrates 15 Years

In a sense, it is like a fairy tale. Once upon a time (1993), on Hilton Head Island, there lived hundreds of retired doctors and dentists and nurses and other medial professionals. And once upon a time (1993), one out of three people who called…
Author:Paul deVere



Grub Street: Thank Goodness for the Bailout!

Thank Goodness for the Bailout! It’s “Fill in the Blank” (FIB) contest time! Whenever the spirit moves, Grub Street will feature a FIB contest that has, at least tangentially, something to do with the main topic of discussion, exposure, lunacy, etc. 24 Hours of Daytona canceled, NASCAR…
Author:Paul deVere



Bigfoot….carbon that is

Sasquatch. Ten foot tall. 500 pounds. His foot, double the size of a shoebox! Do you believe? The scientific community considers Bigfoot to be a combination of folklore, misidentification, and hoaxes. But a bigger “Bigfoot” has come to life, and the scientific community considers it to…
Author:Dave Kerns




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