January 2010



Legends Sports Gallery: A Sports Fan(atic)'s Hangout

Igrew up in a small town south of Chicago. Everybody knew everybody up and down 5th Avenue in Kankakee, Illinois. And everybody went to Christiansen’s corner store for everything from loaves of Rainbo bread and spools of thread to wax lips and Topps baseball cards.…
Author:Paul deVere



Meet The Bachelors of 2010

Photography By: Mark Staff Styling By: Christine Stephens Special Thanks to Lawton Stables for being such wonderful hosts. Troy Ahyo Age: 46 Occupation: Internet Marketing Consultant Warren Flick Age: 42 Occupation: Realtor Brandon Jaynes Age: 22 Occupation: Bartender/Insurance Kevin Camp Age: 31 Occupation: Marketing Director/Project Manager Dean Costakis Age: 28 Occupation: Guidance Counselor/College Placement Foster McCarl Age: 35 Occupation: Director of Maketing Brett Krudener Age: 29 Occupation: Land…


He Says, She Says: Christmas Presents

A Woman’s Point of View My Christmas list, circa 1985: Barbie Dream House, Cabbage Patch Kid, Skateboard, Super Mario Brothers Nintendo game. Proudly, I tell you that I was a very good girl that year, and Santa made my Christmas dreams come true. That very well may…
Author:Jean Wharton & Keith Kelson



Seeing is Believing: Palmetto Eye Specialists & Island Medical Spa can help you look as good as you see and feel!

You’ve surely heard the age-old adage regarding the eyes being the mirrors of the soul. If you visit your ophthalmologist or optometrist regularly, you’re also likely aware of the importance of eye exams, which can help identify a variety of ocular concerns, such as poor…
Author:Blanche T. Sullivan



What you need to know about…Year-End Tax Planning.

If you are focused on April 15 as “Tax Day,” it’s time to change your thinking. The key date for taxes is December 31, because after that date, your opportunities to better your tax situation are severely limited. Here’s what you need to know to…
Author:Lew Wessel



Paradise Found!

Nobody said life on earth would be easy. Some days, it seems that the very air here is charged with invisible stress ions that stretch our patience, tense our necks, wrinkle our faces and ravage our bodies. Have you ever just wanted to stop the…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Jingle Fest: Main Street Merchants Join Hands for Charities

Even a gloomy economy can’t stifle the American spirit of giving. Nevertheless, consumers are searching for ways to stretch their dollars and make their gifts count. To that end, the merchants at Main Street Village are offering a stimulus package that not only benefits you…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Bluffton Christmas Parade

What started last year as my family’s annual ritual to the Bluffton Christmas Parade ended with a muddied shoe and a bruised ego. That’s the day I fell into a drainage ditch along May River Road. Now, I didn’t take a header straight into a…
Author:Courtney Hampson Naughton



War, Football and Oxygen

Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI. It’s called the “signature wound” for U.S. and Coalition forces fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Most reported TBIs among service members and veterans have been traced back to Improvised Explosive Devices, or IEDs, used extensively against Coalition Forces. TBI is also…
Author:Paul deVere



Artists on Art: In the Search of the Perfect Holiday Gift

Sheldon Church Ruins Beaufort SC Mark S. Tierney Mira’s Picture This Gallery* ********** Composer Robert Schumann once said that light can be sent into the human heart through art. This perhaps explains the glowing enclave of artists here in the Lowcountry. From the quaint streets of Bluffton to the deep…
Author:Kate Hanzalik



Create Your Own Holiday Wonders: An Excerpt from Richard Coyne's Upcoming Book

This book is about creating the opportunities that will allow you and your families to have truly creative experiences, spend real quality time with one another, and start a Christmas tradition, the memories of which will last a lifetime and be passed down through generations…
Author:Richard Coyne's



What it Takes to Be a DEA Agent (Part 1)

Last spring it was my pleasure and privilege to interview former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent, Larry McElynn, and share my account of those conversations, Larry McElynn’s Stories from the DEA, in CH2’s May issue. This past October, Larry introduced me to several of…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr.



Sleep in Heavenly Peace: Mattress Firm offers unrivaled inventory, service and expertise… from A to Zzzz

According to sleep experts at the National Sleep Foundation (sleepfoundation.org), “…most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night for optimum performance, health and safety. When we don’t get adequate sleep, we accumulate a sleep debt that can be difficult to ‘pay…
Author:Blanche T. Sullivan



The New Shape of Divorce Litigation

The practice of Alternative Dispute Resolution, or ADR, is growing in popularity due to the constraints of the economy and the trend toward low-conflict resolution. In fact there’s less litigation and more negotiation in this hybrid method of resolving differences for divorcing couples. Couples can…
Author:Paula Magrini



Editor’s Note: December 2009 - Tsunamis

It is impossible to know how important someone will be in your life when you first make their casual acquaintance. The first words I remember coming out of Pierce Lowrey’s mouth were, “When are you going to come work for me young lady?” I was…
Author:Maggie Washo



Safe Sun for the Overexposed

Living here in the Lowcountry automatically increases your risk of overexposure to the sun’s damaging rays. Maybe you weren’t planning to be outdoors for long as you were, or you didn’t use adequate protection; or maybe you were fooled by thinking you wouldn’t burn on…
Author:Oswald L. Mikell, MD



December Gift Guide For Her!

Special thanks to Celia Stokes, our cover model!




Club Fitting-The Proper Way: (Part 2 of a 3 part Series)

Many golfers, or their instructors, do not realize, or acknowledge the importance of proper club fitting. Their belief is that instruction is the only way for a golfer to improve. The reality is improper fit golf clubs can and do cause numerous problems for golfers. Length Most…
Author:Pete Popovich




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