March 2014



Home Office: Going Ergo

Gaiam Classic Balance Ball Chair (SRP: $79.98) The patented design combines comfort and ergonomic back support. The removable 52cm Balance Ball can be used for exercises on or off the chair. Available at Gaiam.com The LifeSpan Treadmill Desk lets you to walk and work at the…
Author:Rebecca Edwards



Rockin' A Hardscape

American Paving Design owner Tim Niemiec remains cool about being called “your paver guy,” a nickname reflecting the power of a savvy media marketing campaign that’s made his moniker familiar to countless readers, radio listeners and TV watchers throughout the Lowcountry. But the public voice…
Author:Michael Paskevich



Charity Corner: Friends4Niki

I met Niki Minckler (back then it was still Lague) 15 years ago when I moved to Hilton Head. It was my first week at the Old Oyster Factory where I was training to be a server, and Niki was paired with me to train.…
Author:Krissy Cantelupe



Line in the Sand: Idiocy heard (and seen) around the world

When historians of the future look back on 21st century America, they’re not going to know what the hell to make of us. Here you have a culture that weathered a severe economic crisis, watching banks fail and jobs dry up, all while carrying around…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson



March 2014: Series of Fortunate Events

Tammy Moody, Realtor, has joined Premium Properties of Hilton Head, located at 21 New Orleans Road. Lydia Inglett Ltd. Publishers announces three USA Best Book Awards for 2013. Flight of the Mind by Marcus C. Thomas won the Art Division. The Jazz Corner Story by Martin…
Author:Special to CH2



March 2014: Mayors

Join the Team The Town of Hilton Head Island, like many towns and cities in South Carolina, relies on residents to work on various boards and commissions. Most of the appointed positions are for three years (starting July 1) with the possibility of a second, three-year…
Author:Drew Laughlin, Lisa Sulka



Home Section: To Rent or Sell? Miller Long Term Rentals helps you decide

Sometimes property owners are faced with the question, “Do I sell or rent my home?” The answer depends upon the current real estate market, home equity, (the difference between market value and mortgage value on the home) and the property owner’s goals or circumstances. When the…
Author: Keith A. Miller



Don Hite's Music of the Night

DEBUTING AT MAIN STREET YOUTH THEATRE IN MARCH Sitting in the lobby of the Main Street Youth Theater, a cozy space he promises will be refurbished with fresh paint and a chandelier by opening night, artistic director Don Hite reveals no hint of pre-show jitters as…
Author:Michael Paskevich



Home Section: Out of the Closet

Quick Quiz: -Has your closet taken on the personality of the Muppet character Sweetums?—You know the large, hairy ogre who towers above his human and Muppet co-stars with his bulldog-like lower jaw, thick eyebrows, and threatening expression that belies his more or less genial nature? -Do…
Author:Rebecca Edwards



Road Warriors: Commuting for Work in South Carolina

We’ve had a rough go of it with the economy, haven’t we? Right when it seems that the recession has finally come to an end, there’s another headline exclaiming that an alarming percentage of Americans are still without work. They can’t find any kind of…
Author:Denise K. James



Role Reversal

LET’S BE HONEST. I MEAN TRULY HONEST. REGUARDLESS OF AFFLIATIONS OR BELIEF SYSTEMS (political, social, religious, or other), we all want to think we are open-minded. Yet, we all come to the metaphoric table dining on preconceived notions, especially when it pertains to gender roles. And…
Author:Rebecca Edwards



Paving the Way: Quality Hardscapes and Porch Masters lead the way home

The Oregon Trail guided pioneers from Illinois to the Pacific Northwest; Route 66 invited families to escape the Dust Bowl of the 1930s and to find their way from Chicago to the Promised Land of California; and The Beatles sweetly sang of the “Long and…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Shelter Cove Harbour Welcomes La Fontana Waterfront Grill

When Robert Murray and Chef Gary Langevin met it was kismet. Like an Italian Nonna, gently stirring her sauce, fate began putting together the ingredients for a sublime Italian eatery, spinning a tale that began in Naples, Italy and has come to its delicious conclusion…
Author:Kitty Bartell



31st Annual Hilton Head Island St. Patrick's Day Parade

Lured by the prospect of free beer, I joined some friends as a low level volunteer working for a parade, expecting little more than an afternoon diversion. That was 11 years ago, and now here I sit in my third (or fourth, I’m not quite…
Author:Frank Dunne Jr.



Wine Auction Gala- A Bacchanalian Benefit for The Arts Center

The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina is putting on the glitz and glamour for the return of the Wine Auction Gala, this time with a Bacchus theme. The better-than-ever fundraiser returns to the Arts Center grounds, most recently held in 2011. Wine takes center stage on…
Author:Andrea Gannon



Home Captures Zeitgeist of Original Hilton Head

I was reminded of Søren Kierkegaard’s quote, “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards,” when I was recently asked to write about the quintessential Hilton Head home. How we aesthetically experience Hilton Head architecture now is very different from how…
Author:Rebecca Edwards



Lowcountry Home & Garden Show

Springtime is just around the corner, and if you’re anything like me, the home “to do” list is getting longer by the minute. Tasks such as laying down fresh pine straw, power washing the house and finally updating that drab, worn out kitchen counter with…
Author:Ashley Feaster



Symphony Under the Stars "Carnival"

For two evenings, April 8 and 9, 2014, music director and principal conductor, John Morris Russell will once again lead the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra in a musical evening under a large festive tent at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn Plantation entitled Symphony…
Author:Sarah Bergin



Home Section: Why Use an Architect for your Project?

In most residential construction, the use of an architect’s services is optional. So why use an architect for your project? A well-trained architect is a specialist in tailoring a design to individual, particular needs and tuning it to fit a particular location. An architect is…
Author: Laura Kraft



Home Section: What you should know when purchasing a Sunroom

Ask to see models. If you’re speaking with a contractor, ask if any models are available to see. Many of the sunroom systems look similar in a brochure, but the fit and finish, amount of exposed fasteners, and design details can look quite different in…
Author:Special to CH2



Being Better: Road Tripping One Moment At A Time

I did not grow up in a family of road-trippers. We travelled in two directions: north in the summer to the family cottage and south to Florida in the spring for a break from our bitter winter. When we arrived at our destination, we did…
Author:Kitty Bartell



CH2's Best Boss in the Lowcountry Contest!

Jeff is always smiling and laughing. He makes me laugh even when I don’t want to. He is always understanding and caring. He loves what he does and is very talented. I look up to him as a co-worker and friend. He’s always there for…
Author:Special to CH2



March 2014: Editor's Note

Whether you’re a propective homebuyer or a homeowner in search of ideas to spruce up your home, the annual Lowcountry Home & Garden Show and Parade of Homes Tour is the place to start for ideas, inspiration and the local professionals who know how to…
Author:Maggie Washo




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