July 2013



Nominations Are Now Open for CH2's Battle of the Sexes of 2014

Winner receives $5000 in CASH and her face on the cover of CH2’s January issue!

Author:CH2/ CB2



Parking for Shelter Cove Fireworks 2013

The Town of Hilton Head and the Shelter Cove Harbour Company teamed up to provide additional parking for attendees of the Shelter Cove Harbour July 4th event, the island’s largest fireworks display. In an effort to accommodate the massive amount of traffic converging around Shelter Cove…
Author:Press Release



Island Girl - Frills and Fancies For Girls of All Ages

The Fourth of July celebration evokes a sense of family, tradition, and the American entrepreneurial spirit—all attributes shared by Cheryl Klippel, owner of Island Girl in Coligny Beach and South Beach in Sea Pines Plantation. “I started Island Girl in honor of my daughter Emily,”…
Author:Rebecca Edwards



Should CH2 have a Bachelorette or Bachelor Contest this year?

Every year, CH2 puts on a contest to raise money for the Island Rec Center, with a $5000 prize going to the winning Bachelor or Bachelorette. Which would you rather see compete this year- the men or the women? …


T.G.I.F. Artists Collaborate: A Seamless Blending of Art & Artists

It was as though I had been given the secret password, a golden ticket, or the key to a hidden garden when I was welcomed into a meeting of the T.G.I.F. Artists. Scattered about and displayed throughout their atelier (a.k.a. the kitchen) in a cozy home…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Painted Diamonds

Writing for magazines is a weird gig. Sometimes I wonder if the folks at Starbucks, the occasional letter writer calling me an a-hole, and my mom are the only ones who read my stuff. I guess as long as the checks keep showing up in…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr.



Tourist Traps

Earlier this year, Hilton Head Island was ranked among the top 10 destinations in the nation by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler. That’s kind of a big deal. But, no surprise to those of us who live here, many of whom were visitors before…
Author:Courtney Hampson



Back to Work: Women In Business

I remember my first middle school dance. Surely you do, too. All limbs and no coordination, I was a foot taller than my “date” but determined to make it work. My multicolored Esprit dress was too big. My feet tried not to trip. And my…
Author:Rebecca Edwards



Women in Business 2013

Mattress Firm Shipyard Galleria Shopping Center 1 New Orleans Road Hilton Head Island 843.686.3476 Kimberly Morris thought she was swimming and studying her way into a teaching career, however, the economy and her internal compass lead her in a different direction. Morris began her Mattress Firm career rather accidentally. Tagging…


Pride and Produce: Bluffton Farmers Market gives fresh its place

Fresh, local fruits and vegetables were once like the smart, creative kids in the back of the class—humble, understated, full of substance and always trying to help others. By the time people cut through the noise of processed meals, fast food and chips and dips,…
Author:Debbie Szpanka



Weekend Warrior Injury Care Basics for the Lowcountry

Much of sports medicine deals with relatively simple injuries (sprains and strains) that can be treated if you follow some basic concepts. RIICE (Relative rest, ice, immobilization, compression and elevation) is an old injury care mnemonic that still can be used by athletes and weekend…
Author:John P. Batson, M.D., FACSM



Shrek The Musical

Bryce Cofield took off for New York City in 2009 almost before the ink was dry on his diploma from Hilton Head Island High School. A familiar face on the stages of his alma mater, Main Street Youth Theatre and the Arts Center of Coastal…
Author:Debbie Szpanka



Summer Sun Increases Skin Cancer Risk

For most people, summer weather means enjoying the outdoors, doing yard work or vacationing at the beach. But the summer sun can damage your skin. In fact, exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays is a leading risk factor for skin cancer – and more…
Author:Daniel Kellman, ND



Burgers Star at Charbar

These are heady times for the once-humble hamburger, America’s iconic contribution to casual cuisine that is, today, trending as gourmet fare with upscale concepts taking hold across the country. Count Hilton Head Island’s Charbar Company as being in the thick of an expanding build-a-better-burger movement,…
Author:Michael Paskevich



Golf & Family

What is it about golf that makes it so endearing to so many people? Is it the fact that you can start the game at almost any age and play for a lifetime? Or could it be that despite gender everyone can play and enjoy…
Author:Pete Popovich



Bee Social

29th Annual Skull Creek 4th of July Celebration The 29th Annual Skull Creek 4th of July Celebration is a free community fireworks display launched from a barge in the Intracoastal Waterway/Skull Creek, starting at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, 2013. Live entertainment is scheduled to start…


A Line In The Sand: July 2013

My Favorite Movie By Frank Dunne, Jr. Let me start by saying that you won’t find anybody anywhere who wants to see a great Superman movie more than I do. So much so that from time to time, when it airs on TV, I’ll tune in to…
Author:Frank Dunne Jr. & Courtney Hampson



July 2013: Mayor Lisa Sulka

A Day in the Life of the Town’s Stormwater Staff When council and staff are out in the community, they are sometimes asked by a friend or citizen, “Why is the town doing _____?” You can fill in the blank with any project in progress. When…
Author:Lisa Sulka



July 2013: Mayor Drew Laughlin

The Condominium Conundrum Normally, I don’t like presenting problems without solutions and options. As a Hilton Head Island attorney for over 30 years now, I like to provide my clients, when appropriate, with options. The same is true as mayor when dealing with island issues; it…
Author:Drew Laughlin



A Series of Fortunate Events

Back In Business Simply Irrigation, owned by Jeremy Court, is open for business in the Bluffton, Sun City, Okatie and Hilton Head Island areas to service your irrigation repairs, irrigation installations, general landscape work, pesticide application, flower, tree & shrub installation and more! Congrats! Congratulations to Heather and…


From The Editor - Don't Feed The Alligators

Allow me, if you will, to stand on my soapbox for a minute as an animal lover. As a visitor to this lovely island, you’ve probably already seen a few dark brown wooden signs with the words “State and Federal Laws prohibit the feeding and…
Author:Maggie Washo



Behind the Gates: Rose Dhu Creek Plantation

Your first images passing through the gate are a 17-acre equestrian center and its four-legged denizens quietly grazing in the pastures, and one of the more spectacular ancient live oaks you’ll ever see, standing guard over it all. Such a picture might lead one to…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr.




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