May 2011



The Real Moms of Beaufort County

June Cleaver would roll over in her immaculate kitchen if she caught an episode of Bravo TV’s Real Housewives for a mere minute. In her fashionable pressed dresses and high heels, Mrs. Cleaver enjoyed needle point, her ladies social club, and having a well-balanced meal…
Author:Courtney Hampson



MAY 2011: Mayor - Hilton Head and Bluffton

HILTON HEAD ISLAND COMES ALIVE! As you will see from the list below, Hilton Head Island really comes alive this time of year. It was once written that “no winter lasts forever, and no spring skips its turn.” Well, winter is gone and we are about…
Author:Drew Laughlin and Lisa Sulka



MAY 2011: What You Need To Know About - Rental Real Estate Taxation

People gripe all the time about the complexity of the U.S. income tax system. Other than March Madness, it seems to be our favorite topic of conversation. But, despite the fantasies of the fair or flat taxers, our income tax system will always be extremely…
Author:Lew Wessel



Some like it HOT. Some like it NOT.

Spend a few minutes with the guys at EAC Heating and Air, and you’ll realize they’re pretty cool guys. Literally. It’s a sunny April morning and a comfortable 73 degrees in the company’s spacious Hilton Head Island office. The room’s touch screen thermostat is set for…
Author:David Gignilliat



FOAM IMPROVEMENT. Energy One America is Enhancing Lives through Energy-Effcient Green Insulation

John Guffey isn’t just president of Energy One America. He’s also a client. Back in 1998, a contractor talked the retired businessman into spray-foaming the attic and crawl space of his Colleton River Plantation home. “We decided to do some remodeling,” Guffey said. “I was…
Author:Lance Hanlin



A House is not a Home without a Family. Builder Profile: Village Park Homes CEO, John Cardamone

For over 20 years, his name has been synonymous with quality residential construction and design integrity. As founder and CEO of Village Park Homes, John Cardamone leads a development team responsible for designing and building some of the area’s most admired and successful communities, blending…
Author:Leslie P. Ehlers



Importance of Resort and Second-Home Ownership

Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry are affected by resort and second-home ownership in many ways. When most people think about this type of ownership, they imagine owning a villa or ocean-oriented home in one of the oceanfront communities such as Sea Pines, Forest Beach,…
Author:Charles Sampson



Hilton Head Island's Most Visited REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE

I’m Rich Neste, the managing broker at Foundation Realty. We are a real estate brokerage that is “open for business” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and I am proud to say that we have quickly become a real estate powerhouse in the…
Author:Rich Neste



Is it the Right Time to Buy a Home on Hilton Head? We know it is, and we are here for you!

If you are reading this article right now and would love to buy a home or family vacation home, or even downsize or upgrade, on Hilton Head Island, you’re not alone. But how do you know if it is the right time to invest your…
Author:Keith Clark



Take Advantage of Market Conditions - NOW!

Have you always wanted to take advantage of the real estate market conditions? Maybe you held off because it was just too expensive at the time. Well, now is the right time. Many of us dream of transplanting ourselves to paradise. We are looking at…
Author:Carl Schroeder



Can You Benefit from this Growing Trend?

With mortgage interest rates at or near historic lows, you may be wondering if it’s time to refinance your home. But declining property values and stricter mortgage lending standards may make it harder for you to capitalize on low mortgage rates, because you may no…
Author:Special To C2 Magazine



Hilton Head Veterinary Clinics - Like Father, Like Daughter

Dr. Kirk Dixon loves it when it’s assumed that his veterinary practices on Hilton Head Island and Bluffton are a husband and wife thing. The promotional literature shows a good looking guy with an attractive younger woman—both holding dogs—and it’s sort of a natural assumption,…
Author:David Tobias



Shelton Vineyards: Field of Dreams

Few things are more breathtaking than a place where nature is practically undisturbed and the air smells like the clay, vegetation, river bed and the five mountain ranges it encompasses. A place where you can hear yourself think, but if you choose to listen to…
Author:Lindsey Hawkins



Do you HEAR What i HEAR?

It’s insidious, this business of hearing loss. One day you’re sailing along, hanging with Jagger and the fellas, listening to a cranked iPod and belting out each clearly distinguishable lyric. “You can’t always get what you waa-aaaant, But if you try sometime You might find You get what…
Author:David Tobias



Exercise Outside of the Ordinary

When we are young, we have more opportunity for exercise that is fun. Sports, and pick-up games, even playground adventures take us from crib through college. After college most people lose contact with their childhood friends and with the sports and activities that kept them…
Author:Don Foxe, M.ED.



How To: Ruin a Perfectly Good Vacation

While there is no delicate manner in which to discuss the “D” word, most people will get the idea of the topic when such euphemisms as Delhi belly, Montezuma’s revenge, Aztec two-step and Turista are tossed around (hopefully not at the dinner table) as a…
Author:Paula Hart, RN, FNP, CTH



Dying of Thirst? Water is Key to Weight Loss, Wellness

How many times have you said, “I’m dying of thirst”? While the statement is understood to be an exaggeration, it might be closer to the truth than you realize. Human beings can survive without food for weeks, but only a few days without water. But…
Author:Joy Hulse for Metabolic Medical Center



Know Where To Go - Because Minutes Matter - Hilton Head Hospital's Heart Rescue Programs Saves TIme and Lives

For the last three years, Hilton Head Hospital has received recognition and top honors for successfully treating heart attacks. They have reduced the average time it takes to restore blood flow to under an hour, an astounding 33 percent faster than the American College of…
Author:Stacey Studley Collins



Healthier Lifestyle Can Help Reduce Insurance Costs

Every day I am asked how families and businesses can reduce the cost of their health insurance. A healthy lifestyle and regular preventative medical care is one way to reduce the cost of your health insurance premium. 2011 is a great time to begin a healthier…
Author:Karen Cully



Fall In Love with Doncaster Outlet

If you’ve ever fallen in love with an article of clothing (your childhood flannel jammies or that Pashmina shawl you got for Christmas several years ago) then you must treat yourself to a visit to Doncaster Outlet in Pineland Station.

Author:Bobbi Hahn



KINGFISHER: NEW AND IMPROVED - Bringing back the Locals

Hey, Locals. Have you had dinner at Kingfisher lately? What’s that? You can’t recall? It’s that place in Shelter Cove. The one with the great harbor views, over to the right of the King Neptune statue as you drive in. Yeah, that’s the one. It’s been around for…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr.



ACCESSORIZE!

A SCARF here, a HAT there, ever notice how some men & women just seem so put together? IT’S ALL ABOUT ACCESSORIES. *************** Find the featured accessories at the following Hilton Head boutiques: 1) The Stock Exchange 1401 Main Street Village 843.689.6777 TheStockExchangeInc.com 2) Doncaster Outlet Pineland Station 843.689.6494 3) Patricia’s The Village at Wexford 843.785.7795 Beachboutique.com 4) Radiance Harbour…
Author:Special To C2 Magazine



A Toy is a Toy...Or Is it?

I remember that feeling I got while walking near the toy aisle with my mom. So many toys! I remember how awesome it was when mom finally said, “Yes! Put it in the cart and not another word!” I recall ripping it out of the…
Author:Jessi Dolnik, MA, CCC-SLP



Who Will Win the "Trip of a Lifetime"?

In 2008, Hilton Head Island resident Grant Evans found a way to give back to married women and men returning from military action in the Middle East. By donating his oceanfront condo for a week in the offseason, he started the Operation Rest and Relax…
Author:Lance Hanlin



MAY 2011: Golf Tips from a Pro: Sand - Not as Difficult as You Might Think

The mere thought of hitting a ball into the sand evokes fear in most golfers. As with most other shots, full swing, chip/pitch, or putt, you may have heard of a multitude of ways to get out of the sand, most likely without much success…
Author:Pete Popovich



MAY 2011: A Line in the Sand - A Man's Obsession with Sports

With this column (whatever we ended up calling it) Courtney and I are supposed to transcend its predecessor’s battle of the sexes format, but then she threw down this question: “How about men’s obsession with sports? You don’t own the teams or have any financial…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr. & Courtney Hampson



MAY 2011: Our Town - Pottery with a Purpose: Artisnas at PEP show off their talent at the kiln

“Each piece is different, one-of-a-kind, unique and has its own personality,” said Harold Watson, executive director of Hilton Head Island’s Programs for Exceptional People and founder of the non-profit’s novel pottery program. He’s referring to the organization’s unique ceramics, but he could just as easily…
Author:David Gignilliat



MAY 2011: Series Of Fortunate Events

Renee Rozboril
Has rejoined the staff at FACES DaySpa in the Village at Wexford as a licensed professional nail technician and is currently accepting new clients…

Author:Special To C2 Magazine



MAY 2011: Letters To The Editor

The New Column We were overwhelmed by the response to what we should call Frank & Courtney’s column. At press time Frank was leading. Here’s what you said…   Point/ CounterPoint! This is the perfect name for the column   It describes perfectly what is about to happen.  Frank’s…
Author:Special To C2 Magazine



MAY 2011: Editor's Note - Let's Talk About Moms.

I think they have the hardest job in the world. This is not a job that you ease into either. It starts out difficult from day one with a general feeling of nausea and the sacrificing of your body as you play host to a…
Author:Maggie Washo



MAY 2011: Charity Corner - The Junior Jazz Foundation: Passing on the Legacy of Jazz to succeeding generations

According to musician, Jazz historian, and Jazz Corner owner Bob Masteller, “Knowing Jazz adds another dimension to your historical perspective. Jazz is America’s greatest artistic contribution to the world.” The Jazz Corner has built both a tradition and a reputation as one of the premier Jazz…
Author:Courtney Hampson




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