January 2011



JANUARY 2011: Wine Talk

BRRRR… it’s cold outside. Since we’ve just experienced a colder-than-usual December, I chose some great libations to keep us warm and cozy in January. Head inside, get out of the coat and scarf, whip off the gloves and check out these delicious cocktails. CAPTAIN MORGAN…
Author:Krissy Cantelupe



Financial Investment Opportunities For 2011

Conventional investment wisdom has always stated that investors seeking income should look to bonds – treasuries, high grade corporates – or possibly CDs to meet their needs. Events of the past two years have turned this convention on its head. Yields on CDs…
Author:Emily A. Johnson, CFP®, ChFC, CLU



For The Love Of Pizza

I broke a bar stool at my favorite pizza joint on my 21st birthday. I mean I didn’t smack it over the top of someone’s head or recklessly toss it at a bouncer. Rather, in the heat of celebration, I may have stumbled a little,…
Author:Courtney Hampson



The Mortgage Mess: How We Got Here

So we find ourselves in a gut wrenching real estate market where home values have decreased by 30 percent or more and vacant lots by much more. Homeowners are being forced to negotiate short sales, being foreclosed on, or strategically defaulting on their loans to…
Author:Robert Star



THE BLUFFTON SCHOOL OF DANCE - Dawn Rosa Helps Feed The Latest Wave Of Dance Fever In The LowCountry

In the beginning there was Fred Astaire. And Ginger Rogers, of course. Gene Kelly was cool in Singin’ in the Rain, but Astaire was the real deal. Ginger was arm candy to Fred who could float. And everyone danced. Decades later, John Travolta strolled down a city…
Author:David Tobias



Your Friendly Neighborhood Financial Advisors - MORGAN KEEGAN

Competitive doubles tennis, whether in jovial games between close acquaintances or hard-contested tilts among bitter rivals, requires team members have a good amount of trust—just as financial planning and management demands confidence between client and advisor. At the Hilton Head office of Morgan Keegan & Company,…
Author:Mark Kreuzwieser



Defining Your Legacy

When you are still firing on all cylinders, there may be no need to cut back on your retirement activities. Just because you have reached 75 and entered what the AARP labels the “older retirement years,” you don’t have to stop traveling, trying to perfect…
Author:Christopher T. Spires



JANUARY 2011: Golf Tips From A Pro - The Putting Stroke, Part 2

The question of which putting stroke is better has been debated since the game of golf was originated hundreds of years ago. Those who make a SBST stroke believe their method is the best, and those using the arcing stroke believe their method is the…
Author:Pete Popovich



Something Funny

Wow! It’s really great to be here! I’m not really a joke guy. I don’t do stuff like a monkey walked into a bar, or, a priest, a rabbi and a radical imam were on a cruise ship. That’s for the stand-up comics, and that stuff can…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr.



JANUARY 2011: Letters To The Editor...

____________________ Maggie, I was disturbed to see that CH2 chose “Out of Africa” as the theme for the Top 10 Bachelors of 2011 shoot. It was stated that Mark Staff, “sought inspiration in a vintage African safari.” I cannot understand how the slaughter of African…
Author:Special To C2 Magazine



JANUARY 2011: What You Need To Know About - Getting Your Finances In Order

I’m one of those people who actually make New Year’s Resolutions, compiling a short list each January of things I want to achieve in the coming year. These resolutions range from the usual physical fitness and financial stuff to “I want to be a better me”…
Author:Lew Wessel



JANUARY 2011: He Says, She Says - New Year's Resolutions

HE SAYS… Well, it’s that time of year again—time to make those New Year’s resolutions that we all tend to break. But the year 2011 is different, because the year 2012 is on the horizon. The Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012, which, according to…
Author:Keith Kelson & Jean Wharton



JANUARY 2011: Our Town - Snow Daze

Once upon a time, in the middle of a very peculiar winter “Way Up North,” the people who usually bundle themselves against the wintry cold ran out of snow. It had been warmer than usual—above freezing well into January—and hadn’t even been cold enough to…
Author:David Tobias



JANUARY 2011: From The Editor - What Won't You Be Doing This Year?

Every January we make our lists of things we are going to do/ accomplish during the impending year. I think it might be easier if we all made lists of what we were NOT going to do. Then as 2012 approached, we might feel…
Author:Maggie Washo



Brand New Year, Same Old Resolution? Make This The Last Year You Resolve To Lose Weight

At the stroke of midnight December 31, millions of people resolved to lose weight—again. The sad truth is that a great majority of those people will be making the same resolution next year. Why? Because they go about it in an unrealistic and/or incomplete way. As…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



2010: A Year In Review

Illustration by Matt Anderson If you are like me, every bleary-eyed New Year’s Day you begin the annual ritual of taking stock of the previous year. You question what you’ve accomplished, you curse what you wish you had accomplished, and then you prepare the all too…
Author:Courtney Hampson



Spinal...Tap, Tap, Tap - Never Underestimate The Power Of Friendship

Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry are about to become known as a world class location for spine-related healthcare, and it’s mostly because two young surgeons were great friends in college, have remained great friends and colleagues over the last 10 years and want to…
Author:David Tobias



JANUARY 2011: Charity Corner - Black And White And Red All Over

You’ve probably heard the old quip about what’s black and white and red all over. A newspaper, right? Well, yes, but on January 22nd, 2011 it will be The Westin Resort and Spa, as the American Heart Association’s Hilton Head Island Heart Ball 2011 hopes to bring…
Author:David Gignilliat



Eat For A Week...(or more!)

Once past the winter solstice the days start getting longer, but this year the weeks seem to be doing the same. This year’s Hilton Head Island’s Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Chamber Restaurant Week runs from January 15-22 (that’s 8 days by our count) and designed…
Author:Special To C2 Magazine



C2'S BACHELOR OF THE YEAR - BEN WOLFE

I was stood up by C2’s Bachelor of the Year. Okay, he didn’t stand me up. He was merely 30 minutes late. Regardless, my tolerance for tardiness being nil, my brain started working overtime to determine how I would introduce this Johnny-come-lately to the world.…
Author:Courtney Hampson



JANUARY 2011: Series Of Fortunate Events

Phillys Michael Kadar, Thomas and Kristen Svihlik (from left to right) are excited and proud to be the NEW Owners of Phillys Cafe & Deli on Hilton Head Island. ___________________ SPC. Scott Drake was awarded Soldier Leader of the Cycle on December 16, 2010 at Fort Jackson, SC. ___________________ Harper…
Author:Special To C2 Magazine



Preparing For Your Financial Future - Provided by Kevin M. Savier, Registered State Farm Agent. Written by State Farm VP Management Corporation

When most of us think of investing, we immediately think of investing for retirement. While that is an important aspect to be considered, there are other pieces of the puzzle that are also important. Establishing a budget, investing early and regularly, and saving for post-secondary…
Author:State Farm VP Management Corp.




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