May 2013



HVAC 101: Tips for prolonging the life of your system

As the temperatures in the Lowcountry start creeping up, so do the chances of having an issue with your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning) system. In this semi-tropical environment, your system works overtime May-September to keep you cool. The HVAC system uses more energy and…
Author:Special To C2 Magazine



Bike Giveaway

CH2 and Elev8 Bikes are giving away the latest in comfortable bike technology – worth $998! A winner will be drawn at random on June 10, and featured in the July issue of CH2. For more info on this cutting edge bicycle, created by a…
Author:CH2 Contest



War of the Worlds- Honor our Heroes

Helping veterans recover, re-integrate Don’t get drunk. Don’t seek fights. Don’t buy a gun. Don’t rape your wife. These statements are part of the re-integration narrative used to brief soldiers who are returning “from country” (war) to the United States. Those 14 words spoke volumes to me as I…
Author:Courtney Hampson



Doctor's Care

Skinned knees and new babies, belly aches and broken arms; family doctors used to treat them all. It was a comfort to know you could go to your family doctor no matter your age, your illness, the time of day, or your ability to pay.…
Author:Kitty Bartell



ON THE WATER: Party with a Purpose

Sure there’s going to be a big party and prizes when a flotilla of folks taking part in the F&B Fishing Tournament returns to port at Palmetto Bay Marina (May 29) after a day of tossing lines to land the largest cobia and kingfish. But…
Author:Michael Paskevich



Tavern 46

Do you remember the characters Sam Malone (Ted Danson), Norm Peterson (George Wendt), and Woody Boyd (Woody Harrleson)? Do you remember their happy hangout, Cheers? And their thematic song, “Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got. Taking a break from all…
Author:Rebecca Edwards



Nash Gallery- Supporting North American Artists

For Lynn Alexander of Nash Gallery in Shelter Cove, art encompasses much more than an aesthetic experience. For her, art can make impactful changes for individuals and society as a whole. And for her, it is a life calling to be a steward of the…
Author:Rebecca Edwards



Kids Summer Kamps

You blinked and now it’s almost summer. Goodbye alarm clocks. Farewell carpool lines. Hasta luego homework. In the words of Alice Cooper, “School’s out for summer.” But rather than letting school be “blown to pieces,” there’s a way you can complement your child’s current academic…
Author:Rebecca Edwards



Behind The Gates: Oldfield

About 13 miles from the bridge to Hilton Head Island on Highway 170, or about 18 miles from Beaufort in the other direction, you’ll come upon a pastoral scene: long white fences, rolling pastures and grazing horses. No, this isn’t Kentucky. You’re in Okatie, South…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr.



The Westin on Hilton Head Island

You can renew your passport, renew a library book, or renew a magazine subscription. However, it is Merriam-Webster who best describes renewal as “an expenditure that betters existing assets.” The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa has executed a $30 million renovation of its…
Author:Kitty Bartell



CH2 Just Dress Me Contest Winner!

1.Meet Jen Kronimus and Dana Spires. These fashionable ladies own Just Dress Me. Their goal is to make you look fashionable and feel great. Last month they came to CH2 and offered their services to one lucky reader, who received eight hours of personal attention from…
Author:Special To C2 Magazine



E.A.C Heating & Air

Looking over the edge of the Grand Canyon may make you a bit nervous; riding one of those loop-the-loop, flip-you-upside-down roller coasters may fill your tummy with butterflies; but it is a full-blown panic attack when you realize your heating and cooling system isn’t doing…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Fun Times Doubled at Electric Piano

The Electric Piano bar already sports a well-earned reputation as a Hilton Head hideaway where a blend of evening libations and live music often leads to spirited audience sing-along celebrations. However, owners Adam and Kelly Nemetz are upping the ante with dueling pianos, a double-your-fun…
Author:Michael Paskevich



May River Theatre Presents The Music Man

“Seventy-Six Trombones” are leading the May River Theatre into its 50th show, The Music Man. After 12 seasons at the Ulmer Auditorium, this community theatre has become a part of the “Bluffton State of Mind” and its history. The family-friendly musical is set in the town…
Author:Beth Woods



May 2013: Tips from a Pro

If you look at the modern game of golf, you will see that golf courses are longer, equipment (balls and clubs) allows us to hit the ball farther, yet the scores of both touring professionals and amateurs are not coming down. With the latest in…
Author:Pete Popovich



May 2013 : B Social

SPAMALOT IS ON A QUEST FOR LAUGHS AT THE ARTS CENTER Monty Python fans throughout the Lowcountry are quoting lines and speaking in British accents (sort of) in eager anticipation of Spamalot’s arrival at the Arts Center May 1. But thou needst not be a…


Line in the Sand: Appetizer vs. Dessert?

Frank Dunne, Jr. I should apologize in advance. If you read this column with any regularity, you know that Courtney and I sometimes spar over some fairly weighty issues. Other times…not so much. Arguing over which is better, the hamburger or the hot dog, or what…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr. & Courtney Hampson



Charity Corner- Operation R & R

First there was Doug and Nic. Then there was Doug and Nic and Dak. Then there was just Nic and Dak. In less time that it takes you to say “IED” (improvised explosive device), Doug, husband of Nic, father of 16-month-old Dak, became one of this…
Author:Paul Devere



May 2013: Mayors

Infomania “Transparency” in government is all the rage now, but providing timely information to the public and the media is nothing new to us. The Town of Hilton Head Island employs numerous and various means to inform our residents about our goings on. In my mind,…
Author:Drew Laughlin and Lisa Sulka



May 2013: Editor's Note

This month, I was a tourist in my own town. Over the course of a few weeks, I went to the RBC Heritage, spent the day fishing and took a day trip to Savannah to take photos for our upcoming travel column (Coming in June!).…
Author:Maggie Washo



On the Water: Soft Shells are Back!

Get ready Hilton Head Island. Spring means soft shell crab season again. Hilton Head Island icon, Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks is taking matters into their own hands to provide locals and visitors with the freshest, softest crabs in the area. Every spring, when…
Author:Alice Ruxberry



On The Water: Restauarants on the Water

Several dozen Hilton Head Island restaurants fit the “food with a water view” description, and many incorporate outdoor dining into their specific appeal. Again, we’re on an island, and it’s all about water.

Author:Special To C2 Magazine



On The Water: 7 Ways to Get on the Water

May is a great time to get out and enjoy what island life has to offer. For locals, it is that brief reprieve between the craziness of April (Heritage and Easter) and the influx of summer guests coming between June and August. If you happen…
Author:Special To C2 Magazine



May 2013: Series of Fortunate Events

Welcome! Mortgage Network Inc., an industry leading independent mortgage lender, has announced that Mark Kombrink has joined the team. Here’s Looking at you Kid The International Spa Institute, located near historic downtown Bluffton, is pleased to announce that Jessica Shefsick has been promoted to Director of Esthetic’s Education. Lost…


CH2 Goes Fishing

Top Left: Hunter catches the first fish of the day on Joey’s boat, the Bonnie Ray. It’s a whiting, the first of many caught that day in Port Royal Sound. Top Right: Catherine’s first catch of the day, a beautiful rock with coral. We won’t be eating that…
Author:Special To C2 Magazine




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