May 2014



9 to 5: The Musical: The Arts Center’s Spring Show Sizzles

Most of us—if we’re of a certain (ahem) age—remember the iconic movie from the 1980s, 9 to 5, which was one of the earliest of its kind: a shining beacon of hope for women looking to break through the glass ceiling in a man’s world.…
Author:Andrea Gannon



Turn That Frown Upside Down: Drug-Free Solutions to Reduce Your Childs Anxiety

When I was a young girl and every bit the title character from “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” my father would say, “Rebecca, let’s turn that frown upside down.” His big smile and even bigger heart always shifted my mood…
Author:Becca Edwards



Give Me Shelter:Beaufort County Animal Shelter and Hilton Head Humane Association work together to save lives, taxpayer money

In the foreground is Tallulah Trice, director of the Beaufort County Animal Shelter. Pictured from left to right: Lindsey Edwards, Kristin Trafton, Amanda Bellnier, Stephanie Brumley, Ricky Mellen (Volunteers 6 days a week), Alice Schmett and Cindy Colleran. A plastic baby gate spans a doorway leading…
Author:Michael Paskevich



Being Better: A Better Daughter or Son : Forever Grateful to Mom & Dad

I want to be better at being my parents’ daughter. For 20 years I have been gifted with being a mother; not so coincidentally, the same number of years my husband has been so honored to be our daughter’s father. It all sounds so noble…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Health & Wellness: Love your Mother, Love your Bones

This month on Mother’s Day, we celebrate mothers and the women who have cared for us over the years, shown us constant love, and dedicated their time and effort to our families. This month also marks another observance day that is crucial to the health…
Author:George Sutherland, MD



Health & Wellness: New breast cancer treatment options boost survival, offer new hope

As a surgical oncologist focused on treating breast cancer, I see daily how devastating a breast cancer diagnosis can be. But I also see daily how new and often cutting-edge treatments give women the hope and courage they need to help manage or overcome the…
Author:Anita Johnson, MD



Health & Wellness: Vital steps to prevent cervical cancer

A cancer diagnosis, no matter the type, can be sobering for any patient. Cervical cancer in particular can be frightening for women with fears that the diagnosis eliminates their chance to have children, or worse. As a gynecological oncologist, helping women understand the importance of…
Author:Giuseppe Del Priore, MD, MPH



Charity Corner: Getting Neighborly in Bluffton

“It takes a village,” is the mantra of child advocates and educators; a community of support is needed to rear a successful, healthy child. More and more a village has become equally important to aging successfully, as well. Caring Neighbors, Inc. is repeating that mantra…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Health & Wellness: New Cholesterol Guidelines: What Do They Mean for You?

If you’ve been monitoring your cholesterol numbers, you now have some new guidelines to follow. The guidelines, which were recently issued by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, represent a significant change in the way healthcare providers treat cholesterol levels in…
Author:William E. Kyle, D.O



Très Chic at Gigi's

Photography by Anne // Styled by Kim Molloy // Design by Kelly Stroud // Hair and make-up by Skinzin
Clothes from GIgi’s Boutique in old town bluffton // Model: Andresa Eady of Halo talent




Health & Wellness: Can You Hear Me?

Our hearing is integral to keeping us connected with the world around us, and to those we love. Yet more than 60 percent of older adults have hearing loss. Unfortunately, only one in five of adults who need a hearing aid actually wear one and…
Author:Randy Staton



The Herb Room

There are the “antis” like antibiotics, anti-histamines and anti-depressants; pills for lowering cholesterol and raising libido; syrups for decreasing flu symptoms and increasing energy; and creams to help you reduce cellulite and take years off of your face. These “wellness” products are like kudzu—fast growing,…
Author:Becca Edwards



More Than Stress: Jake Walsh 2 Years Later

Design by Catherine Davies

Author:Courtney Hampson



Health & Wellness: Family Discussions on Caring for Aging Relatives

Summer celebrations and family reunions are a natural time to catch up face to face and take a few minutes to talk about future care for elderly parents or other aging relatives. Family gatherings afford a comfortable setting to initiate a dialogue between seniors and…
Author:Gregg Fulton



Line in The Sand: What is the concept of “healthy”?

Barry Kaufman Sometimes these things just write themselves… To set the stage, Courtney and I had decided, through our usual exchange of expletive-riddled e-mails, that this month’s installment would showcase our respective views on what “healthy” is. This makes sense for two reasons. First, this is…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson



Health & Wellness: My Invisible Illness

Today’s society demands that women be superwomen. We are to be powerful professionals, Pinterest goddesses in the home, sensual lovers, mothers who cut nitrate-free turkey sandwiches on homemade bread into cookie cutter shapes for their kids, all while staying well-groomed, in shape, and cheerful. But a…
Author:Andrea Caesar



May River Theatre Presents: Man of La Mancha

Design by Hunter Kostylo

Author:Barbara K. Clark



Editor's Note

That’s What She Said In celebration of Mother’s Day, I am dedicating my editor’s note to our moms and all of the prodigious advice they dished out over the years. Read on for their (somewhat successful?) verbal attempts to mold us into polite, responsible, young women…
Author:Maggie Washo



Series of Fortunate Events

Dr. Patricia Westmoreland, a Board Certified Dermatologist has joined Dermatology Associates of the Lowcountry. Hilton Head Island Cosmetologist, Travis Harper, stylist at The Hair-Designers at The Village at Wexford, has recently won the very prestigious T.E. Rabon Trophy for Hair Shaping and Finish Style at the…
Author:Special to CH2



The 36th Annual Bluffton Village Festival

Bluffton definitely knows how to throw a party. And the 36th annual Bluffton Village Festival won’t disappoint. The festival, coordinated by The Rotary Club of Bluffton, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mother’s Day weekend on Saturday, May 10, in Old Town…
Author:Laura Jacobi



A Word From Our Mayors

Town News Here are a few Town of Hilton Head Island projects that may interest you: William Hilton Parkway/Leamington/Fresh Market Shoppes intersection improvement project The intersection improvement project was undertaken in an effort to improve traffic safety in the corridor for approximately 40,000 motorists travelling on William Hilton…
Author:Drew Laughlin & Lisa Sulka



The Old Oyster Factory

When we’re out enjoying oyster roasts during fall and winter, inevitably somebody asks, “Are these local?” Sometimes yes, but usually we learn that the tasty Crassottrea virginica come from Florida waters or elsewhere. With restrictions on commercial harvesting, gone are the days when a little…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr.



Pizzapalooza Sunset Party

Now celebrating its third season, The Bluffton Sunset Parties are back by popular demand. Held on Friday nights from 5-9 p.m. at the Bluffton Oyster Factory Park on the May River, each sundown celebration features a different theme, with a vast variety of activities, a…
Author:Special to CH2



A Little Retail Rediscovery at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

Hilton Head Island locals and visitors come together to shop, dine and celebrate in a cornerstone waterfront niche known as Shelter Cove Harbour—a year-round destination with worldly retail, fine art galleries and over 150 waterfront dining tables overlooking a stunning harbor view. Getting reacquainted with…
Author:Kitty Bartell



CH2's First Annual Photography Contest

We had over 100 submissions for our first annual Facebook Photography Contest, which was held from March 1st – March 31st. While we agreed to print the ten photos with the most likes on FB, the Art Department, along with our contributing photographers reserved the…
Author:Special to CH2




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