July 2017



Is 60 the New 40?

I’m not sure who made up that old cliché, “You’re only as old as you feel.” When you think about it, that doesn’t make a lick of sense. If my age were measured by feelings alone, even Alexa would be tripping over her tongue, because…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



What’s Their Secret? Area residents share keys to a long, happy life

If you want to learn something about living, hang out with the people who have been doing it for a while. This month, I interviewed six area residents who have lived 80 years or more to find out their secrets to a long, happy life.…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Alliance Dance Academy: A Community of Dance

In Motion A group of little ladies get a lesson in dance from Rochelle Clarkson at Alliance Dance Academy in Bluffton. Rochelle Clarkson, owner of Alliance Dance Academy in Bluffton, is just where she was always meant to be, and is teaching so much more than dance.…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Mamma Mia! You Can Dance, You Can Jive

From the moment it opened in previews on June 14, audiences have been raving about Mamma Mia!, the gloriously fun summer production at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. And it’s no wonder given the energy, excitement and heart that this story, set in a…
Author:Andrea Gannon



Getting a Hair Cut is Murder

It’s just another day of haircuts and manicures at the Shear Madness Salon with your stylist, Tony and manicurist, Barbara. A little mousse, some snipping of hair, a smattering of gossip, a dead body, and lots of hair spray. Wait. What? Yes, you read that…
Author:Pamela Capriotti Martin



Bluffton Orthodontics: “EmBrace the Journey, Leave Smiling”

During his long career as one of Lexington, South Carolina’s most well-known orthodontists, Dr. Robert Garrison has expertly put braces on more than 10,000 patients throughout the Columbia region—including the daughter of former Governor of South Carolina and current United States Ambassador to the United…
Author:Special to CH2



Women and Investing

Women investors face many challenges to building wealth and securing their financial futures. As women have taken more responsibility for their long-term goals and financial health, advance planning is especially important. By making time to create a financial plan and goal-centered financial strategies—with guidance from…
Author:Brenda Blisk



Two Guys and a Podcast: Conviction Strong Radio

(Pictured left to right) Craig Hysell (the personality)and Jake Walsh (the strong silent type) Welcome to Conviction Strong Radio—the podcast that gives you the empowerment tools and subject matter experts you need to navigate that winding and sometimes bumpy road of life, with a strong mind, strong…
Author:Courtney Hampson



Divinely Inspired: Two Talents, One Source

André Gide, French author and 1947 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature once said, “Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.” Local writer Jody Reichel and artist Martha Hughes would agree. Reichel is quick…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



July 2017 Editor's Note

Every month, as we work on the upcoming issue, we get a peek into people’s lives. The inherent nature of being a writer or photographer lends itself to voyeurism (not necessarily in a creepy way…just in an observing kind of way). We are invited to…
Author:Maggie Washo



To Infinity and Beyond: Flooring with Unlimited Possibilities

When it comes to granting wishes, Cinderella’s fairy godmother and Aladdin’s genie have nothing on Nasser Shaheen and his team at Commercial Flooring & Design Service, Inc. – The Flooring Pros of Hilton Head. With 25-plus years of local experience, and over a hundred years…
Author:Kitty Bartell



HarbourFest 2017: Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina Celebrates Summer

In case you haven’t heard, Tuesday is the new Friday on Hilton Head Island. If you don’t believe it, simply make your way to Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina around 6 p.m., any Tuesday between now and August 15. People of all ages will be…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Line in the Sand: Jury Duty

Opinion 1: Barry Kaufman This might be an unusual month for this column. As luck would have it, right smack dab in the period of time when Courtney and I are usually insulting each other via email in the hopes of provoking a topic, the wheel…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson



Maluka: Urban Fashion in the Heart of Old Town Bluffton

Kim Block, owner of Maluka, in her boutique located at the Promenade in Old Town Bluffton Opening a boutique is a dream for many women, but the reality of owning one is quite another story. For Kim Block, her ladies’ clothing store, Maluka, located on Promenade…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



A Note From Our Mayors

A Note from David Bennett 2018 Budget Brings New Challenges Solid, sound, safe, scrutinized and slender. In budget terms, that’s how we’ll describe it. For fiscal year 2018, our town determined to “maintain the core level of service, completion of capital projects already appropriated, and to continue…
Author:David Bennett & Lisa Sulka



Little Women the Broadway Musical

May River Theatre brings a classic story with an amazing musical score to its stage this summer with Little Women the Broadway Musical. Based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, this musical version brings the beloved March family to life with book by…
Author:Beth Woods



Red, White and Blue Baby!

Special thanks to our wonderful model, Palmer Conrad Pritchard!

Author:Special to CH2



The Palmettos Assisted Living & Memory Care: Home, and So Much More

With the March 17, 2017 opening of The Palmettos Assisted Living & Memory Care, the dream of National HealthCare Corporation founders Dr. Carl E. Adams and Jennie Mae Adams was achieved in the Lowcountry. The final component to NHC’s Bluffton community campus completed the continuum…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Porter & Pig: Finding Something You Can’t Live Without

Ivy Burdick entertains a group of gal pals from behind the bar at Porter & Pig, a delightful eatery located in Village at Wexford. A few weeks ago, appreciation for Ivy Burdick’s girlfriends kicked in over a homemade fruit pie and four forks. It was a…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Retiring to the Lowcountry: Make Yourself at Home

Naturally speaking, the ocean and waterways, salt marshes and deep forests, the climate, and the beaches shape daily life in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, while it is the golf and tennis, the recreational pathways, the arts, the opportunities for learning, and the warm welcome…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Replacement Parts: Miracles of modern science keep bodies in motion

If you were born in 1900, most likely you would have been dead before your joints gave way. The average lifespan at that time was 50 years. Fast forward and see what today’s 50-year-olds are up to. Most are nowhere near their expiration date, but…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Sweet, Sweet Hospitality: Eat Dessert First

Modern day chocolatier, Jacques Torres is credited with saying, “Life is short, eat dessert first.” Not a bad little piece of advice, particularly when surrounded by restaurants, bakeries, sweet shops, and ice cream parlors filled with cake, pie, cookies, bars, doughnuts, fudge, truffles, tarts, pastries,…
Author:Kitty Bartell



On the Road Again: Why I Chose to Book my Vacation in the U.S.A.

It’s been a tumultuous several months for the good ol’ U.S. of A. And while I’ve heard some not-so-great things uttered about a number of public figures on both sides, I’ve yet to hear anyone say with any real sincerity that they no longer want…
Author:Denise K. James



Retirement: A Time to Reset Through Lifelong Learning

When you closed your composition book and laid down your No. 2 pencil in those long ago school days, did you expect to find yourself in a classroom again? That’s what’s happening to more than 1,400 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) members in the Lowcountry.…
Author:Mary Anne Devonshire



Wednesdays at Wexford: Fresh Local Produce, Pirates, and More

Every Wednesday this summer, the Village at Wexford is the place to be on Hilton Head Island, as the premier shopping village offers the community its fun-filled summer “Wednesdays at Wexford” series of family-friendly events. In addition to The Market—an outdoor farmers market featuring local…
Author: Ellen Linnemann




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