March 2017



Main Street Youth Theatre Presents The Music Man

Professor Harold Hill ( Daniel Cort) croons with River City’s Barbershop Quartet ( Frank Schuertz, Tom Jaques, Nark Erickson and Jeff Corry) in Main Street Youth Theatre’s production of The Music Man By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment…
Author:Special to CH2



Line in the Sand: Why the rush?

OPINION 1: BARRY KAUFMAN I don’t remember the first time I ever heard the phrase, “Where’s the fire?” but I remember laughing at what I thought, at the time, was an original joke. And it is, if you look beyond the cliché to the nut of…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson



C2 Guide to Dining Local

People who love food…are always the best people.-Julia Child

Author:Special to CH2



The Hilton Head Choral Society Hosts Choral Festival

Music can draw people together like nothing else and make an audience get lost in a realm of song, forgetting their cares, even if it’s just for a night. If you want an evening full of music, harmony and entertainment, then the Hilton Head Choral…
Author: Emily Campbell



The Oilerie: Extending a Delicious Welcome

Having the right tools makes getting the job done that much easier; that’s particularly true when the tools come from the kitchen pantry. Just ask Stacy and Mark Conley, owners since 2014 of The Oilerie in Village at Wexford on Hilton Head Island, where they…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Pay Attention to the Wine Behind the Curtain: Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival supports students

Dorothy may have been encouraged to pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, but the Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival (HHIWFF), presented by Publix, now in its thirty-second year, makes no such request. Rather, organizers encourage Lowcountry locals to pay close…
Author:Joe Nehila



HHCA presents Tarzan: Meet Zach Whitton, King of the Jungle

Hilton Head Christian Academy senior Zach Whitton will be soaring onto the stage as Tarzan in the musical adventure based on Disney’s epic animated version of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan of the Apes and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang. The show…
Author:Special to CH2



St. Patrick’s Day Hilton Head Island Style:And the Grand Marshal is…

Steve Riley, the town manager for Hilton Head Island, is announced as Grand Marshal for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. The Hilton Head Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee announced Town of Hilton Head Island’s Town Manager, Steve Riley, as Grand Marshal for the Thirty-Fourth…
Author:Frank Dunne Jr.



Ruby Lee’s South: The Heart and Soul of the Lowcountry

What could be better than the popular soul food and entertainment hot spot of Hilton Head Island, Ruby Lee’s? Of course, the answer would be another Ruby Lee’s! Ruby Lee’s South offers more of what patrons of the north end location have come to love…
Author:Kent Thune



Best of Two Worlds:Hilton Head Island and Bluffton Real Estate

The local economies of Hilton Head Island and Bluffton can be summed up very simply using a well-known, yet rarely defined, figure of speech called a metonymy. A metonymy is when you substitute the name of a thing with the name of something else with…
Author:Vince Harrison



You Can’t Have a Place Without People: Exploring the social side of the elegant retreat that is Palmetto Bluff.

For those of us outside the gate, Palmetto Bluff is an impossibly beautiful puzzle box. Somehow its achingly beautiful serenity, small-town charm and endless acres of Lowcountry mystique all add up to something just begging to be explored. Those who have yet to explore her…
Author: C. Edwards Cooper



A Note From Our Mayors

A Note from David Bennett Meet the Future Every day, I meet the future, and likely, so do you. My 12-year-old son, Oliver, witnesses my life and work for the Town of Hilton Head Island. And last March, when he presented to Town Council the idea for…
Author:David Bennett & Lisa Sulka



Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar: Pop-Up dining experiences bring diversity to the Lowcountry

When Clayton Rollison throws a pop-up party at Lucky Rooster Kitchen +Bar, start crowing and call to reserve your seat. Because it’s never just an ordinary party, but a culinary adventure and experience you’re not likely to forget. In addition to his everyday gastronomic wizardry,…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Why You Love “Bad” Food: It’s More Than Just Taste.

Cookies, candy, ice cream, chips…just the thought of certain foods is enough to send you scurrying to your nearest grocery store. Foods that we crave are, more often than not, bad for us. It’s a universal truth, unless you know someone who routinely craves oil-free…
Author:Ashley Trexler



J Banks Design Project wins Pillars of Industry Award

J Banks designer, Cindy Munn Innovation Apartments in Greenville, South Carolina was recently awarded the Pillars of Industry Award by the National Home Builders Association for Best Garden Apartment Community. According to the NHBA, the annual award “highlights creative development concepts, innovative financing strategies, great design…
Author:Special to CH2



Hilton Head Dance Theatre Brings Spring Delights to Stage

The classical will share the stage with the contemporary when the Hilton Head Dance Theatre presents Spring 2017, an eclectic program of dance featuring styles from ballet to jazz to tap. The company of classically trained dancers will take the stage at the Arts Center…
Author:Special to CH2



Spring Renewal:The Greenery, Inc. restores beauty to Post-Matthew Landscapes

Need a hug? You might want to call Hilton Head Island’s premier landscaper, The Greenery, Inc. Since October when Hurricane Matthew blew through and wreaked havoc on our local properties, Tim Drake, business developer and enhancement designer at The Greenery has been doubling as landscape…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



A Garden Stool: The Diminutive Epitome of Transformative

Not a single magazine in my home is without tattered corners. As most magazine addicts will attest (I admit to the moniker without shame), the pleasure of recalling something previously seen or read, and actually finding it a second or third or fourth time amongst…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Why take the stairs...When you can take the elevator

Your arms are loaded with groceries, the dog needs to go out, the package at your door is too heavy to carry up the stairs, your elderly mom is coming to visit, or you just got a new knee and can’t safely navigate steps yet.…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



EDITOR’S NOTE - MARCH 2017

I think my attention span for something I see every day is about two to three years. Then boredom inevitably sets in, and I feel the need to shake things up. I’ve come to this conclusion because I’ve lived in the same place for eight…
Author:Maggie Washo



Domestic Bliss: Domestic Cleaning Company Delivers

Eric and Melanie Carver, the owners of Domestic Cleaning Company. Combine several years of island vacations with a family legacy in the cleaning business, and one very large, wall-mounted marlin, and you have the story of how Kentuckians Eric and Melanie Carver became owners of Domestic…
Author:Kitty Bartell



The Devil Made Me Do It

True story…the battle lines were drawn. A reunion was about to commence on a stony beach near the Gardner family’s summer cottage on Lake Michigan. It was July 4, 2006, and nearly 125 members of the family carried down picnic tables, baskets filled with food,…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Chamber Fashion Week Invades the Lowcountry

Chamber Fashion Week is coming to the Lowcountry March 31 through April 8, and you will soon have your pick of sundresses, accessories and more from favorite local stores. The inaugural event, presented by the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, will kick-off at Shop…
Author:Special to CH2



A Case of the Shoulds: Our Hidden Struggle with Stuff

Junk drawers, garages, attics, and storage rooms – the places people don’t want you to see is where you’ll find stuff. But we’re having trouble finding all of that stuff. Newsweek reported that the average American spends one year of his or her life on…
Author:Ashley Trexler



LOWCOUNTRY RIVER HOME

Builder: Cameron & Cameron
Architect: Court Atkins
Interior Design: Lisa Whitley, J Banks Design Group
Cabinetry: Palmetto Cabinet Studio
Realtor: Kevin King
Photography by J. Savage Gibson




Peaceful Kingdom

Home by Cambridge Builders

Author:Special to CH2



Bride’s Side Beauty: Making dreams come true

Pictured left to right: Lindsay Mack, Daisy Leiva, Megan Evegan, Alex Turner, Jessica Shefsick (owner), Kiah Holland, Jen Youmans-White, Courtney Marine and Shauna Phillips. Which comes first, the passion, the purpose or the plan? For Jessica Shefsick, there was no plan other than the one the…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Got Coverage? What you need to know about your homeowners insurance plan

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now”—Alan Lakein. If you think insurance contracts are long, cumbersome and sometimes difficult to figure out, then you’re not alone. Having been in the industry for many years, I’ve seen…
Author:Marc Ricciardi



An innovative approach to home building and design

Front Light builds homes for individuals, couples and families who want a refined, gracious lifestyle and appreciate the concept of “smart living.” Their open floor plans—ranging from 1,800 to 2,400 square feet—promote easy, low-maintenance living while creating space for family life and entertaining. Anne Hagerty Interiors…
Author:Special to CH2




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