November 2010



November 2010: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT - To Buy Or Rent: A New Paradigm

A shell-shocked Alan Greenspan testified to Congress in the fall of 2009 that a conceptual framework for the economy that had guided him for 40 years had serious flaws and that he was “very distressed by that fact.” It’s times like these that require us to…
Author:Lew Wessel



CAPTAIN WOODY'S - Pet Rocks: I've Always Wondered Who Ate The First Oyster.

How does someone see something so seemingly inedible—a sharp clump of rocks, essentially, with all kinds of intricate terrain features, and think, “Yup, there’s gotta be something good to eat in there.” It’s not even clear there’s anything “in there.” But, you can just imagine this…
Author:David Tobias



SANTA FE CAFE - Tapping The Source

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but authenticity is always judged with the highest level of objectivity. Thus, would the co-owners and chefs at Santa Fe Café saddle up, hitch their wagons and point their noses west for the City of Santa…
Author:Mark Kreuzwieser



Little Shop Of Horrors - Hilton Head Prep Students Bloom In This Exotic Production

When the script calls for an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood who grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers fame and fortune in exchange for feeding a growing appetite, finally revealing itself as an alien creature poised for global…
Author:Courtney Hampson



Is Your Fitness Program Constantly Varied?

Change. We all fear it and yet it’s rarely as bad as we thought it was going to be. Why we fear change is a separate can of worms, but the simple truth is this: If we are to grow, we must change, even if…
Author:Craig Hysell



Annual Christmas Concert Warms The Heart

Each December, as the temperature turns from a nip to a chill, the magical twinkle of the holidays begins to descend upon us. The sound of crunching leaves slowly gives way to the tinkling of bells and the sound of carols. The smell of fireplaces…
Author:Melissa Koch



November 2010: GIFT GUIDE FOR HIM

MOVADO WATCH FOR HIM Heritage Fine Jewelry Pineland Station 843.689.2900 _______________ MIX & MATCH SALTY DOG APPAREL For Him, Her, Kids & Pets! Special November Offer: Buy any item, get the second item half off! The Salty Dog Retail Store 63 Arrow Road 843.842.8265 ______________ DECORATIVE TABLE-TOP “LOWCOUNTRY” CHRISTMAS TREE Branches Palmetto Bay Road 843.785.2535 ______________ ASSORTED NCAA, NFL, MLB GOLF PRODUCTS,…
Author:Special To C2 Magazine



Meet C2's BACHELOR NOMINEES of 2010!

WAYNE MORRIS Age: 28 Occupation: Station Manager WHHI Hometown: Sumter, SC My Entrance Music Would Be: “Juicy” by Notorious B.I.G. My Personality Is Most Like That Of A (Dog Breed): Border Collie ANTHONY GALLETTA Age: 27 Occupation: Personal Banker Hometown: Oswego, NY My Entrance Music Would Be: Theme song from “Growing Pains” – or any…
Author:Special To C2 Magazine



OPTICAL SOLUTIONS

Michael Campbell has the perfect demeanor for a baseball coach. He’s calm and thoughtful and rarely flustered. He manages gracefully, keeping an even temper, watching carefully for the small things that give his 14- and 15-year-olds an advantage on the field. It’s his standing off…
Author:David Tobias



November 2010: OUR TOWN - 21st Annual Taste Of The Season, A Culinary Gift To The Lowcountry

Taste of the Season…so much to see, taste and savor; it’s truly a culinary gift to the Lowcountry. Treat yourself to the crème de la crème of the island’s restaurants and sample the best of the best from more than 35 of the area’s top…
Author:Anne Feldman



Q&A With Vincent Sheheen - Democratic Candidate For Governor Of South Carolina

CH2: Why are you running for governor? Vincent Sheheen: I am running because we need a governor we can trust. South Carolinians want something different from the last eight years. They want a governor who’ll bring people together to solve the problems that our state faces…
Author:Special To C2 Magazine



COOKIES BY DESIGN: Meet The Cookie Lady

Lou Anne Takach is having a bit of an identity crisis. Not a real crisis, of course—more of a nickname, if anything. In fact, it’s one of those charming, superhero alter egos that’s become quite easy for her to embrace. “Yep, I’m the Cookie Lady,” Takach…
Author:David Gignilliat



November 2010: CHARITY CORNER - Progressive Technology, Charity Outreach

This company probably needs no introduction. Founded by Tony DeMarzo and Tyson Miller in 2001, Progressive Technology has been constructing and supporting computer networks, websites and office communications systems around Hilton Head Island and Bluffton for almost a decade. If you’re in business and you…
Author:Special To C2 Magazine



November 2010: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR...

Dear Maggie, On behalf of our Board of Directors and curriculum committee, I would like to thank you for the outstanding article that just appeared in CH2. It was well written and covered all aspects of our organization. As a non-profit, we appreciate any publicity…
Author:Our Readers



How To Host Thanksgiving Dinner For Foodies

At the last second I was asked to pen a story about Thanksgiving. I would like to think I was asked because I am a super hostess with culinary skills that make my guests pine for an invite to enjoy a dinner cooked by me.…
Author:Mary Frances Lowrey



November 2010: GET HITCHED - Here Come The Bride And Groom

The curtain is about to rise on the island’s wedding of the year, as more than two dozen community sponsors prepare to make dreams come true for Julie Klein and Dave Battiste. Months of careful planning and ongoing dialogue with the deserving Pittsburgh couple have…
Author:Special To C2 Magazine



November 2010: EDITOR'S NOTE - Adventures In Puppy Training

The new love of my life is a Bernese mountain dog. Miss Lucy is only 17 weeks old and weighs in at just over 40 pounds. When you have a dog that will grow to weigh more than you, training is very important. As any new…
Author:Maggie Washo



Fun And Quirky Wines For Thanksgiving

Each year since the first publication of CH2/CB2, I have written about what to drink with your Thanksgiving feast. Usually I recommend Gewürztraminer, which I still do, and Pinot Noir, which also pairs fabulously with turkey, duck or quail. But this year, I wanted to…
Author:Krissy Cantelupe



Thanksgiving Fun Facts & Recipes

DID YOU KNOW? Benjamin Franklin thought the turkey was better than the eagle as a symbol for our country. He had this to say in a letter to his daughter. “For my own part I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our…
Author:Special To C2 Magazine



Distressed Real Property Your Options

Southern Beaufort County is among the hardest hit regions in the national real estate price crash. Property values here increased more than the national average in the preceding decade, and the area is dependent on discretionary purchasing of second homes, retiree relocation, and a continuously…
Author:Michael Mogil, P.A.



November 2010: TIPS FROM A GOLF PRO - Exercising And Golf, Part 2: Neuromuscular Integration Exercises

In last month’s article, we discussed neuromuscular isolation. Now that you have spent four weeks re-establishing communication between your nervous system and muscles, you are ready to progress to the next step of golf core training, which is neuromuscular integration. Neuromuscular integration exercises are a bit…
Author:Pete Popovich



ISLAND BAGEL & SPORTS ADDICTION

“Fredo, you’re my older brother, and I love you. But don’t ever take sides with anyone against the Family again. Ever.” We all know what happened to poor old Fredo in the end. That’s the kind of thing that usually comes to my mind when I hear…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr.



November 2010: HE SAYS, SHE SAYS - Where Do You Go For The Holidays?

HE SAYS The holiday season can present a daunting challenge to the unprepared. I need to have everything planned and mapped out ahead of time. I need to know which relative is deep frying a turkey and who has the best flat screen television for watching…
Author:Keith Kelson & Jean Wharton



Benedetto Guitars

Tucked into a non-descript warehouse, on the south side of Savannah, sits Benedetto Guitars. Wood dust, the scent of varnish, and the strains of string guitar waft into the air. Artisans work diligently on the next masterpiece. And Benedetto president Howard Paul is just wrapping…
Author:Courtney Hampson



GEM JEWELRY: A Jeweler's Jeweler

It’s highly likely, when you walk into the Gem Jewelry store in Port Royal Plaza that you will: A) Be greeted by the very charming Misty Graham B) Be secondarily welcomed by the charming, but far shorter, Roscoe (a friendly Jack/rat terrier) C) Be blown away by…
Author:David Tobias



October 2010: GOLF TIPS FROM A PRO - Exercising and Golf Part 1: Neuromuscular Isolation Exercises

In the past 10 years, golf and exercise have become best friends. (Prior to that, a golfer did not dare go anywhere near a dumbbell or weight room.) Today, if you aren’t doing some type of exercising to enhance your golf game, you are going…
Author:Pete Popovich



October 2010: WINETALK - Disguise

DISGUISE …the official meaning from Webster’s Dictionary is “to change the customary appearance of,” which is the subject of Wine Talk this month: the disguise of a wonderful wine behind a fun label, or humorous label, or even a label that doesn’t look like a…
Author:Krissy Cantelupe



It's A Buyers' Market

If you’re a buyer in today’s market, the following tips will help you stay on track to find the best property, in the best location, for the best price. 1. GET PRE-QUALIFIED. Interest rates continue to be at an all-time low. Sit down with a mortgage…
Author:Richard Neste



Dancing With The Stars - Hilton Head Style!

WHEN: October 10, 2010 WHERE: The Westin Resort TIME: 6-11PM WHAT: An evening of dinner, dancing and live entertainment by Deas Guyz TO BENEFIT: STRIVE TO EXCEL TICKETS: $100 CALL 843-689-4982 FOR TICKETS Strive to Excel has paired local “celebrities” with the professional dancers from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio (Sandro Virag,…
Author:Special To C2 Magazine



October 2010: CHARITY CORNER - Birdies For The Brave

ON NOVEMBER 5, 2010, THE HERITAGE COLLECTION ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND WILL BE HOSTING ITS ANNUAL BIRDIES FOR THE BRAVE GOLF TOURNAMENT AT PALMETTO HALL PLANTATION CLUB. Birdies for the Brave is a nationwide program launched by the U.S. Department of Defense that generates financial support…
Author:Special To C2 Magazine



Asian Bistro - A Blue Oasis

“It’s definitely calming,” says owner Wei Zhu, 31, gesturing to a sea of blue microbulbs that illuminate the dining area in his new restaurant. “Very peaceful.” Color symbolism suggests that blue-lit rooms promote creativity, intuition and relaxation. Whether by design or coincidence, the effect works. The…
Author:David Gignilliat



October 2010: EDITOR'S NOTE - I Thought I Could Dance

WHEN TIM SINGLETON ASKED ME TO BE A PARTICIPANT IN THE “DANCING WITH THE STARS” STRIVE TO EXCEL FUNDRAISER, I THOUGHT, SURE, WHY NOT? My first lesson was actually a one-hour exercise class at the Fred Astaire dance studio. This would have been easy enough, if…
Author:Maggie Washo



C2 EXCLUSIVE: Candice Accola - Interview With A Vampire

“No doesn’t mean never, it just means not yet.” Wise words uttered by Candice Accola’s father, and the inspiration she needed to continue auditioning, hoping for the perfect role. It worked. In grade school, scary movies were an essential element of any slumber party for…
Author:Courtney Hampson



Green Building - Here To Stay

It is time to rethink this whole green building thing! No longer a movement or a trend, green building is here to stay. I say to my fellow builders, remodelers, architects, engineers, and all of you in the building and real estate industry who are non-believers:…
Author:Howard Feldman



Q&A With Nikki Haley - Candidate For Governor Of South Carolina

CH2: Why are you running for governor? Nikki Haley: I’m an accountant and small businesswoman who saw firsthand how hard it is to make a dollar and how easy it is for government to take it away. I am running for governor because South Carolina needs…
Author:Special To C2 Magazine



Gimme Shelter - Pal's New Home Provides Hope For Adoptable Pets

Four to five thousand unwanted and homeless cats and dogs are euthanized each year in Beaufort County. That is not a typo. Four to five thousand every year. It is a heartbreaking statistic. Amy Campanini, executive director of Palmetto Animal League (PAL) witnesses that heartbreak every…
Author:Courtney Hampson



Reel Screens - The Product That Sells Itself

Okay everybody… who in sales wants a product that sells itself? Rhetorical question. No need to raise your hand. But get ready for a bit of product envy, because Chip Bailey and Eric Schoeppe believe they have just the thing in Reel Screens, a remarkable bit…
Author:David Zunker



25 Years Of The Hilton Head Dance Theatre

“Spring 1985 may someday be celebrated by social historians as the season in which Hilton Head grew up. Established as a sleepy sunbelt resort dedicated to golf, tennis and retirement living, over the years Hilton Head has made significant strides toward sophistication. Art, literature, theater,…
Author:Lorie Finger



Don't Worry...Be Happy - Parrot Cove Seafood Grill And Bar

“I’D LIKE THE MEMORY OF ME TO BE A HAPPY ONE. I’D LIKE TO LEAVE AN AFTERGLOW OF SMILES WHEN LIFE IS DONE. I’D LIKE TO LEAVE AN ECHO WHISPERING SOFTLY DOWN THE WAYS OF HAPPY TIMES AND LAUGHING TIME SAND BRIGHT AND SUNNY DAYS.…
Author:David Zunker



That's Mulch Better!

When most people think of mulch, they think of those little uniform shreds of cypress which are colored red to look so pretty. In truth, there is a wide variety of mulch to choose from. The two major forms of mulch are organic and inorganic.…
Author:Robert C. Dismuke, Certified Arborist



October 2010: SERIES OF FORTUNATE EVENTS

1. SAWYER BENJAMIN EHLERS was born on July 20th at Hilton Head Hospital. Sawyer was born to parents Leslie & Benjie Ehlers.  2. BRENTT TOOLE owner of Palm Key Catering and Events received FIRST Place at the 1st  Annual, Bands, Brews and BBQ competition in Beaufort,…
Author:Special To C2 Magazine



The Least Of Their Worries

Financial advisor Todd Crutchley and family set down solid roots in the Lowcountry 19 years ago. As an “Army brat,” he grew up everywhere. “I was born in Hawaii when it was a territory. My kids say that makes me really, really old. I think…
Author:Paul deVere



October 2010: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT - Investing For Income

The stock market is a big, bad scary place these days, and many of us just want to stick our heads, figuratively, under the covers by stashing our money into FDIC-insured money market funds and/or bank CD’s. Trouble is, of course, that the interest paid…
Author:Lew Wessel



October 2010: GET HITCHED ON HILTON HEAD - Behind The Scenes

As Julie Klein and David Battiste prepare to exchange vows in Harbour Town on November 13, community sponsors are busily planning the fall nuptials and showering the deserving couple with gifts of time, expertise and sheer wedding bliss. This is the wedding of a lifetime and…
Author:Special To C2 Magazine



October 2010: LETTER TO THE EDITOR...

Ms. Washo, Regarding your two articles on whether or not marijuana should be legalized, the male point of view was an insulting diatribe on how “people willing to smoke Marijuana are willing to turn anything into a recreational drug”. Really?! An interesting opinion from…
Author:Anonymous



Make Nature's Beauty A Vital Part Of Your Home - Lowcountry Master Gardeners Show You How

On Saturday, October 16, The Lowcountry Master Gardener Association is hosting its third annual Tour of Master Gardens. This is your opportunity to meet the local experts and get the real dirt on local gardening. Seven private gardens, located from Sea Pines to Moss Creek,…
Author:Chris Rosenbach



October 2010: HE SAYS, SHE SAYS - Office Romances

HE SAYS… When it comes to workplace romances, I will always vote nay. I’ve seen how an office romance can disrupt a company. Just like oil and water don’t mix, the same has been said of trying to mix business with pleasure. When you’re at work,…
Author:Keith Kelson & Jean Wharton



Lifelong Learning Of Hilton Head Island

“LEARNING IS NOT A PRODUCT OF SCHOOLING BUT THE LIFELONG ATTEMPT TO ACQUIRE IT.” -ALBERT EINSTEIN Lifelong Learning of Hilton Head Island, Inc. (LLHHI) provides the venue for just that—a learning institute (one of three hundred like it in the country) offering adults the opportunity to continue…
Author:Courtney Hampson



Your Beautiful Smile - Compliments of Island Family Dental

“Wow, you look great! You have an amazing smile. Who’s your dentist?” Young or old, man or woman, there’s just something about receiving a compliment that never seems to get old or go out of style. Whether it’s from a friend, a loved one or the…
Author:David Gignilliat



Working With An Interior Designer

Are you planning on building a new house here in the Lowcountry or remodeling your existing home? Might you be considering an addition, or do you just want to freshen the outdated décor in a room or two? No matter the scope or scale of…
Author:Gregory Vaughan



October 2010: OUR TOWN - 9th Annual Consours d'Elegance - Bringing Art and Elegance to Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island

Did you know that the first Concours d’Elegance was held in 1923 in Paris? The event was a joint affair between the haute couture houses of Paris and the French custom coach builders. Imagine the beauty of the field, the curves, the contours, the polish,…
Author:Rosemary Kimball




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