November 2016



Bachelor of the Year 2016 Party!

Had fun at the party? check out to see if our photographer caught you in the act. For more photos of the party, check out our Facebook page. Thanks to everyone who came out to this year’s bachelor of the year party at rooftop bar…
Author:Special to CH2



C2 Gift Guide for the Guy

Give to friends and family in need, to worthy charities, and to causes that help those who need it the most. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.

Author:Special to CH2



Why I Don’t Like Surprises

If the Prize Patrol rang my doorbell with a $5 million check, that would be a nice surprise. Unfortunately, my relationship with Publishers Clearing House went south the year I was so sure I would win that I stayed dressed up all through the Super…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



The Pearl Kitchen & Bar: A Boutique Venue and Menu

Chef Matt Valentino puts the finishing touches on a dish while his culinary team sautés in the background. Opened in April of this year, The Pearl Kitchen & Bar is a complete sensory dining experience, comfortably situated at the corner of Calhoun and Lawrence Streets in…
Author:Kitty Bartell



A Short Note about the Thank-You Letter

Letter writing is sensual—but not in the naughty sense: It ignites your olfactory. Paper has a slight musk. Stationary, especially thick card stock that has been freshly inked, has a distinct perfume. (FYI: Digital correspondence is odorless.) t is tactile. From the wax seal on the…
Author:Becca Edwards



Taste of the Season Returns for Holidays

It is the most wonderful time of the year in the Lowcountry as the holiday season kicks off with the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce’s annual Taste of the Season, from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa. The…
Author:Special to CH2



Chin Up with Kybella at Pinnacle Plastic Surgery

Does your double chin have you feeling self-conscious? I’m Dr. Audrey Klenke, M.D., F.A.C.S., with Pinnacle Plastic Surgery, and as the only board certified female plastic surgeon in Beaufort County, I would love to share some good news for those who are ready to leave…
Author:Dr. Audrey Klenke



The Nutcracker: Show goes on in spite of storm

Welcome Home. Hilton Head Dance School welcomed its company dancers back to their studios, their second home, the day after residents were allowed back on the island. They returned to find that not only were the studios undamaged by the many trees that fell in the…
Author:Special to CH2



Nail Talk & Polished Spa: Island Pampering and Polish

In 1997, Alex Ta had a student visa that took him from his hometown of Da Nang, Vietnam, located on the shore of the East Vietnam Sea, to the California Pacific Coast, on to Seattle, Macon, Georgia, and finally to the Atlantic Coast and Hilton…
Author:Lynnie Leavenworth



Curtains Raised for Musical Mystery Comedy

Curtains, the Broadway musical whodunit, will hit the stage at The May River Theatre in Bluffton this November—one of the final collaborations between composer John Kander and lyricist, Fred Ebb, also known for writing the scores to Cabaret and Chicago. The murder mystery features a…
Author:Erin Laytham Lentz



A Note From Our Mayors

A Note from David Bennett Hilton Head Island Update November in America is perpetually the month for thanks. We Hilton Head Islanders arrived at this particular month, in this defining year, at this historically significant time, having just borne the brunt of Hurricane Matthew more forcefully than…
Author:David Bennett & Lisa Sulka



Line in the Sand: Who do you actually want to vote for?

Opinion 1: Barry Kaufman The bad news is, all life on earth has not been wiped out by a meteor. Why is this bad news? The fact that we’re not all dead means we’re probably going to have to go through with this whole election thing. As…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson



Hurricane Matthew: No Power, Empowered

While the hatches were battened down, windows boarded up, and belongings secured; vehicles packed for evacuation, and cupboards and ice chests stocked for riding it out; in truth, it was concern for the people and love of this Lowcountry place that most impacted emotion and…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Holiday Gift Problem Solved

I have a son and two daughters, a son-in-law and daughter-in-law, all between ages 28 and 40, and my wife still goes nuts every Christmas trying to figure out what to get them. What do we put in their stockings? Which one is on a…
Author:Gary Kinzel



Hilton Head Preparatory School to Perform The Comedy of Errors

Hilton Head Preparatory School opens the new school year with the upper school performance of one of William Shakespeare’s best comedic works, The Comedy of Errors. Mistaken identities of every shape and size commence in a classic farce of Shakespearean proportions when Prep’s fall show…
Author:Special to CH2



Dr. Mike Szynski: “To whom much is given, much is expected”

What would you do if you had some extra cash in your pocket? Would you put it in the bank? Would you spend it? Or would you look for a way to help other people? I would put it in the bank. But not Dr.…
Author:Becca Edwards



Hilton Head Cleaning Services: The One-Source Resource

Diana Andujar and Silvana Carreño demonstrate just how large the commercial dryers at Hilton Head Cleaning are. Why should I hire a cleaning service? Hilton Head Cleaning Services, LLC has been effectively answering that question since 2008, gathering a dedicated following, one job and one customer…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Forsythe Jewelers: Abundantly Blessed

On a Monday morning in early September, six-year-old Kylie Hicks, from Chattanooga, Tennessee, peered through the window at Forsythe Jewelers in The Shops at Sea Pines Center, waiting to select a sterling silver sea charm—a gift the locally-owned jewelry store offers to every child hosted…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



November 2016: Editor's Note

BOTY 2016 Trey Hennessee announces the charity he is playing for to the crowd at Poseidon on October 21. Almost $7,000 was raised for the Island Rec Center thanks to a fine group of single men and their friends who came out in force to…
Author:Maggie Washo



Carroll & Dayton Real Estate: A New Partnership Forging Relationships

Few professions afford its individual members the opportunity to build a career quite like real estate—one that reflects individuality, experience, personal beliefs, and respective goals. For Realtors, it’s a career-long process, creating and building a brand that builds a book of business. “I’ve been here…
Author:Kitty Bartell



The Daufuskie 100: Daufuskie Island residents organize to survive Matthew, recover

The “Daufuskie 100,” a group of Daufuskie Island residents, has organized an unprecedented clean-up effort on the bridgeless South Carolina island after Hurricane Matthew, led by private citizens using private equipment. The citizens’ brigade has a remarkable spirit; responsible for a recovery that is being…
Author:Special to CH2



Be Thankful Every Day

Thanksgiving is a day we set aside for giving thanks. But why not be thankful during the other 364 days of the year? If you stop to think about it long enough, you may come to realize that the special, positive feelings that warm your…
Author:Kent Thune



Hurricane Matthew: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The hours following Governor Nikki Haley’s mandatory evacuation on Tuesday, October 4 felt like a spaghetti western. People circled around, contemplating whether to pull the trigger and evacuate or not. Everywhere you went, people talked about the evacuation and one by one declared their stance.…
Author:Becca Edwards



Five Wellness Trends That May Save Your Life

We don’t have a health care system; we have a sick care system. Research suggests many Americans do not visit a physician unless there is a serious problem. One report found that Millennials actually value “other priorities” over their health, and another study found many…
Author:Becca Edwards




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