May 2010



REPUBLICAN ROUND-UP

In November of this year, Seat 123 is up for grabs in the South Carolina House of Representatives. Meet the three candidates vying for this important position in local government, and what they intend to do SHOULD they make it to Columbia. ******************************************************************** Even though Democrat Tip…
Author:Paul deVere & Frank Dunne, Jr.



The Curry Foundation

The Curry Foundation’s genesis was quite simple: a friend helping a friend. In May of 2009 Thomas M. Curry, Jr., president and CEO of Hardeeville-based Lowcountry Paver, learned that his friend Ben Kennedy had been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma…for the second time in a year. Ben…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr.



Change of the Celebratory Guard - Bluffton Rotary adopts the Bluffton Village Festival

“It was all very innocent in the beginning” said Babbie Guscio, owner of The Store on Calhoun Street, who founded the Bluffton Village Festival in 1978. She’s right; it seems the best celebrations always start out that way. “We needed a social event,” she said,…
Author:Erik Olson



Amazing Grace at Palmetto Bluff

Her name is Grace and she celebrated her 97th birthday this April; she’s still sleek, strong and distinguished. She doesn’t work every day, but on the days she does, she holds her own to gals half her age. She’s been known as the darling of…
Author:Roslyn Farhi



RUGBY - Rogues

It’s the second most popular team sport in the world (it’s played in 110 countries). Founded in 1974, the club that represents the sport on the island is purported to be the oldest continuous sports organization on Hilton Head. It’s the reason architect Rick Clanton came…
Author:Paul deVere



BARGAINS AND BENEFITS - Area Thrift Stores Come To The Aid Of Local Charities

When Karen Matthews’ father died, she faced a number of important decisions. Among them, what to do with the significant inheritance he left her. Should she travel? Indulge in shopping and spa sprees? Fortunately, for thousands of cancer patients and their families here in the…
Author:Teresa Fitzgibbons



Five Reasons You Need to Plan Other than to Avoid Probate

Your family and your property are at the heart of estate/asset protection planning. A good estate/asset protection plan is all about protecting what you have and leaving assets in a “protected manner” for your loved ones. Putting together a good estate/asset protection plan is one…
Author:Mark F. Winn, J.D. L.L.M.



MOMS offering Moms support

Motherhood can be very confusing, frustrating and tiring. It can become lonely when a mom lives in a neighborhood where she doesn’t know anyone. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The MOMS Club of Bluffton and Hilton Head is currently 70 members strong…
Author:Mary Frances Lowrey



CH2 BOOK EXCERPT - From Local Author, Lee Ozley!

WHY AREN’T YOU MORE LIKE ME? Dealing with Conflict “Why aren’t you more like me?” Whenever I hear someone say this, I respond, “Which me do you want them to be like? Is it the ‘me’ you think you are or wish you were? How accurate…
Author:Lee Ozley



EXTREME MAKEOVER - Upscale Transformation of Tanger Outlet Center 1 Now Underway

If you’ve ever watched the popular television series, Extreme Makeover, you know that transformation isn’t a pretty process. Currently in its ugly duckling phase, like a lucky makeover candidate, Tanger Outlet Center 1 is undergoing a series of radical procedures with the promise to re-emerge…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



He Says, She Says: May 2010 - Parenting Advice

HE SAYS: PARENTING By Keith Kelson Should folks without children give advice to those who have them? I say yes. People without kids absolutely have the right to share their opinions on child-rearing. They had parents, too you know. But there are some people with kids…
Author:Keith Kelson & Jean Wharton



Editor’s Note: May 2010 - Be Present!

Do you find yourself ignoring the person in front of you as you e-mail, text, tweet and Facebook your thousands of “friends,” “fans” and such? Of course you do. Upon quick observation at a local eatery for lunch last week, I noticed about 75 percent…
Author:Maggie Washo



KPM Flooring

The crisp and cool beauty of stone and tile, the warmth and character of hard woods, the eye-catching statement of an area rug, or the plush luxury of a rich carpet. Whatever flooring choice you make for your home—or any other property you may have—makes…
Author:Teresa Fitzgibbons



HEALTH NOTE - SWELLING & Summer in the South

By the time you read this article, you will be enjoying one of the most beautiful seasons of the year (sans pollen). Cool nights and warm days may have you turning on your air conditioning at some point, but that long, cold (soggy!) winter we…
Author:Dr. Madeline Chatlain



TIPS FROM A PRO - Target Putting vs. Spot Putting

In life, we often say there are two kinds of people: leaders vs. followers, Democrats vs. Republicans, Type A vs. Type B, etc. The game of golf is no exception, especially when it comes to putting. Golfers fall into one of two categories: target putter…
Author:Pete Popovich



Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

“Have you ever ridden the tilt-a-whirl?” That is how John Harris, two years into his role as general manager of Hilton Head Exterminators, describes an “average” day on the job. That gem was quickly followed by, “I don’t want to gross you out too much…”…
Author:Courtney Hampson



Vying for Tying the Knot On HHI - Get Hitched on Hilton Head Introduces Three Semi-Finalist Couples

A panel of six celebrity judges struggled to narrow down dozens of contestants to just three semi-finalists for the last round of competition in the wedding giveaway, Get Hitched on Hilton Head. The judges wrote “so many compelling stories to choose from,” and “these all…
Author:SPECIAL to CH2



KEEP YOUR COOL THIS SUMMER - Call E.A.C. for the BEST in HVAC Installation and Service

As mild spring mornings meld into those hot, sticky days that beckon us to the beach, you may be assuming that your air conditioning system is as ready as you are for all the summer fun. Don’t be so sure… “Most people only think about air…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



FROM CHAOS TO CALM - Spring Cleaning for the Home and the Heart

Quick! Shove that stack of magazines under the bed. Plow a path through the toys on the living room floor, and swipe your sleeve across the coffee table. Is your mother-in-law ringing your doorbell? Or are you just sick and tired of the mess? If…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Is there a Nurse Practitioner in the House?

The figures are staggering. Various studies have concluded that over the next decade, there will be a shortage of 40,000 primary care physicians in the U.S. The shortage is nothing new. For years, even decades, medical schools have been churning out physician specialists in greater…
Author:Paul deVere



CHAMPAGNE LIVING ON A BEER BUDGET: Consignment Shopping - A Bonanza For Bargain Hunters

A Louis Vuitton handbag, Prada sunglasses, or an Armani dress—as your eyes drift down to the price tag expecting sticker shock, you find another surprise instead: Everything is only half what you would expect to pay. “This is the best way to shop,” said Dave Spahr,…
Author:Teresa Fitzgibbons



Party with a Purpose - Family-Friendly Sleepover to Benefit the American Cancer Society

If it’s been a while since you pulled an all-nighter, start getting some extra zzz’s and prepare to party from dusk to dawn at the 2010 Relay for Life. The theme of this year’s family-friendly sleepover is “Rock Around the Clock,” and organizers are busy…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins




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