June 2017



Savannah Surfaces: Laying It Down Beautifully

It all began with an employee, a forklift, and a trailer. “It was 20 years ago, and we only had a trailer and a walled-in parking lot, selling a few pots and plants,” said William Rhangos of the business he and brother Jonathan Rhangos have…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Merchandise Your Home: How to get top dollar when you sell

Are you considering selling your home? If you are like most people, your property is one of your largest assets. Here are some tips that can help get you more money and a faster sale. Make the first impression count. The more the buyer feels that…
Author:Beth Drake



I Quit Smoking: I really did it this time

No, really, I have. Oh yeah, you guessed, right. I must have quit smoking a couple of hundred times before, but it never “took” before, if you know what I mean. You know exactly what I mean if you are, or ever were, a genuine cigarette…
Author:Gary Vinton



Beauty Tips for a ‘HOT’ Summer

Let’s face it ladies. The summer heat can wreak havoc on your look. But take heart, because when the heat and humidity turn up, you can sizzle too! Whether you’re at work or at play, there’s no better feeling than self-confidence. It’s not a question…
Author:Dr. Audrey Klenke



Automobile Accident? What you need to know and do

Have you been injured in an automobile accident? These are words we have all heard on radio and television commercials, but other than making a phone call, what do you really need to do after an accident? Here are a few suggestions: Regardless of whether the…
Author:Daphne S. Withrow, R.N., Esquire, Partner, Olivetti McCray & Withrow, LLC



N-Hance: Transforming Lowcountry Cabinetry

Makeover, facelift, remodel, renovate…called by any name, putting on a new face is transformative, and Andrew Ambler, owner of N-Hance is transforming the look of cabinetry across the Lowcountry. A franchise of the Utah-based wood refinishing company, N-Hance was launched by parent company Chem-Dry Carpet…
Author:Lynnie Leavenworth



Bloodsuckers Beware: With scientific precision, Mosquito Authority clears out nuisance bugs, giving you back your yard.

It’s an all-too common scenario here in the Lowcountry, one that has played out across countless backyard barbecues, outdoor parties and al fresco dinners. The weather is perfect, the sun is shining and the outdoors beckons. You and your family and friends step into this…
Author:Barry Kaufman



A Note From Our Mayors

A Note from David Bennett Hilton Head Island Update Here we are again. It’s June, and the Atlantic hurricane season is upon us. Perhaps that grabs your attention more than ever, just as it does mine. Hurricane Matthew’s catastrophic sweep through our town last year created a…
Author:David Bennett & Lisa Sulka



Main Street Youth Theatre Presents The Wizard of Oz

Get ready to follow the yellow brick road to Main Street Youth Theatre this summer for the delightful presentation of The Wizard of Oz. The musical, originally commissioned by the St. Louis Municipal Opera (The Muny), is based on the novel, The Wonderful Wizard of…
Author:Special to CH2



Line in the Sand: Their First 100 days if they had won the election...

Opinion 1: Barry Kaufman Somehow or another, this month’s topic revolves around what Courtney and I would do if we were given 100 days to run the country. It’s a silly question, because at no point have I demonstrated to the American people that I am…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson



Last Wishes: Live Love, Hum...... Essential documents every adult needs now

When my late husband Zack Smith was alive, he used to “practice” for his funeral. “I’ll hum when I’m ready,” he said, lying on his back and getting in position. With one hand over his heart, eyes closed and a sly, closed-lip smile, he assumed…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Get Ready to work-it-out in style

Special thanks to Logan with Halo Model and Talent Agency

Author:Kim Molloy



Changes in the Mainstream: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy or HBOT, is a medical treatment involving the use of oxygen under pressure. Once used only to treat divers suffering from the bends, HBOT’s addition to mainstream medicine has become one of the fastest-growing treatment methods in the United States. Thousands of…
Author:Anita Stephens, BSN, Hyperbaric Therapy of the Lowcountry



Can You Hear Me Now? A wakeup call from your body

Believe it or not, the most complex information-processing system on the planet is not your smart phone, computer or notebook. It’s your body. Yet many of us are too busy juggling our lives to tune into its wisdom. When we slow down and listen, our…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Getting to Know Myself:Personality quizzes a gateway to world peace?

After ignoring a phone call while taking a Facebook quiz, “Which Fairy Tale Best Describes Your Life?” I knew I had a problem. I have always been a sucker for quizzes, especially personality tests that are supposed to help me understand myself. The results usually…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



ELA’S Blu Water Grille: Navigating Culinary Excellence

Sitting at the entrance to Shelter Cove Harbour on Hilton Head Island, ELA’S Blu Water Grille is like a warm, twinkly lighthouse, inviting guests to lower their sails and settle in for an exceptional dining experience. Serving lunch six days a week, Sunday brunch, dinner…
Author:Kitty Bartell



June 2017 Editor's Note

WINE FREE FOR Fifty-Three.. Days, that is. Somewhere immediately following the Hilton Head Island Wine Festival in March, I decided to stop drinking for a spell. It’s something I had never done before and had always thought about with disdain when others had mentioned “going dry”…
Author:Maggie Washo



C2’s Father’s Day Salute to Manly Men! Dads Who Get Dirty at Work

Clayton Rollison Chef/Owner Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar How many children do you have? Gradyn Rollison, age 5; Wyatt Rollison, age 2 What is your favorite part about the job you do? Without a doubt, the most rewarding thing is watching a green cook grow into a professional—getting to see the…
Author:Special to CH2



A Legacy of Signature Service: Courtney Woodward May Waterfront Real Estate

“I can say everything in my life has had a purpose, especially my years watching my mom just juggle it all and carry it off gracefully,”said Courtney Woodward May, Hilton Head Island Realtor and nearly-native daughter of the Lowcountry. Moving to the island in 1979…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Facing up to Tay-Sachs: Twins with rare disease raise awareness, funds for cure

Living with an undiagnosed medical condition is like being stuck behind a line cars on the freeway with no open lane or alternative route…and no end in sight. For 28-year-old fraternal twins Katie and Allie Buryk, 2006 graduates of Hilton Head Preparatory School, the medical…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Billy Wood Appliance: History with Wow-Factor

Just what is the wow factor? For homeowners, the wow factor scales from modest, well-functioning features, to over-the-top, jaw-dropping instruments and apparatus. And for 45 years, the team at Billy Wood Appliance on Hilton Head Island has been perfecting their selection of equipment and accessories…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Dotting the I’s and Crossing the T’s: The legal side of buying a home

Never ask a woman who has just given birth when she will have another child. In the same vein, never ask a homebuyer when they will buy their next piece of property. Obtaining a mortgage after the housing market collapse can sometimes be confusing, intrusive…
Author:Meredith Bannon



Mamma Mia! An ABBA-solute Blast!

What’s more exhilarating than the poptastic music of ABBA, a sun-kissed island and a summertime wedding? Mamma Mia! has all of the above—and more—in the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina’s summer production, onstage June 14 through August 6. British playwright Catherine Johnson’s sunny, funny tale unfolds…
Author:Andrea Gannon



Tony Award-Winning Star of Hamilton: Leslie Odom, Jr. To Highlight Arts Center’s Summer Gala

The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina is thrilled to bring star of stage, TV and film, Leslie Odom, Jr., to be the spotlight of its Summer Gala to be held Saturday, June 24. Odom is best known for winning the “Best Actor for a Musical”…
Author:Andrea Gannon



The Annual Physical

One of the most essential things you can do to promote your own health is have a quality annual physical. Contrary to popular belief, there are no absolutes in a routine physical. A physician may be thorough, or very brief, based on the number of…
Author:Dr. Christopher LeBlanc



Allergy Testing: Have we Been Wrong for Forty Years?

In 1919, a case of allergy was reported that was transferred from one patient to another by blood transfusion. The recipient of the transfusion had an asthma attack after exposure to horses, something the donor was allergic to. It became apparent that a substance in…
Author:Thomas C. Beller, MD



2017 Meet the Doctors

Karen A. Bouchard Physician Assistant at LUX~A Medical Spa What is your field of expertise? My expertise is in treating patients with injectables, including Botox and dermal fillers. I also treat patients with CoolSculpting, laser, and BBL, and provide skin care consultations. With training in dermatology and plastic…
Author:Special to CH2



2017 Lowcountry Lawyers

Lindsay Sutcliffe Ellis, Painter, Ratterree & Adams LLP Lindsay Sutcliffe is excited to announce that she has joined Ellis, Painter, Ratterree & Adams LLP as an associate in the firm’s transactional and estate planning departments. Her practice focuses primarily on estate planning and commercial law, which includes…
Author:Special to CH2




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