June 2018



Meet the Doctor: Soldrea Thompson, MD, FACOG

Soldrea Thompson, MD, FACOG Beaufort Memorial Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists What is your field of expertise? Obstetrics and gynecology. In addition to delivering babies, I also have a special interest in treating menopause, urinary incontinence, abnormal uterine bleeding and endometrial ablation, as well as minimally invasive surgery. Where did…
Author:Special to CH2



June 2018 Edition: This and That

A Series of Fortunate Events, interesting news and a hodge-podge of other items. You know…this and that! If you would like to submit something for this special section, please email m.washo@celebratehiltonhead.com. If we have room and it’s appropriate for public consumption, we’ll be happy to oblige.…
Author:Special to CH2



A Day on Daufuskie Island

Styling by Kim Molloy Hair & Makeup by Bride’s Side Beauty Clothing modeled by Ashley and Caroline of Halo Model & Talent Agency Extra special thanks to Ray & Kathy Franseen and Lauren Hunt & Adam Martin for hosting our team at the stunning Strachan Mansion at…
Author:Special to CH2



June 2018: Lowcountry Attorneys

William M. Bowen William M. Bowen, P.A William M. Bowen, P.A. is one of the successors to West, Bowen, Cooper, Beard & Smoot, which was formed in 1975 with John C. West, a former Governor of South Carolina and United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. The firm…
Author:Special to CH2



June 2018: Meet the Doctors

Soldrea Thompson, MD, FACOG Beaufort Memorial Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists What is your field of expertise? Obstetrics and gynecology. In addition to delivering babies, I also have a special interest in treating menopause, urinary incontinence, abnormal uterine bleeding and endometrial ablation, as well as minimally invasive surgery. Where did…
Author:Special to CH2



The “U” Curve

You. You are an individual. “You-nique” if you will. And yet, chances are, despite your “you-ness,” you’re not that much different from me or anyone else when it comes to relative happiness throughout a lifetime. Apparently, the relationship between age and happiness/satisfaction, follows a “U”…
Author:Becca Edwards



Teagues Fine Men’s Clothing: For the Man on a Mission

Gary Reavis, proprietor of Teagues Fine Men’s Clothing in the Village at Wexford Men buy, women shop. No one understands this phenomenon better than Gary Reavis, owner of Teagues Men’s Clothing, located in the Village at Wexford on Hilton Head Island. “When a guy comes into a…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



The Scoop on Summer Skin Care Plus Fast Facts on Facial Fillers

Sun, Sand & Skin Care I’m often asked what the best skincare product is, and while there are many that work wonders for wrinkles, texture, tone and sun damage, if I had to choose just one, sunscreen would be the winner by far. Sunscreen is essential…
Author:Jessica Lowther



Protect & Serve: A Conversation with Cops

We caught up with a few local officers to get their insight on why they chose this profession, what sports teams they root for and where they like to go when they get a few days off.

Author:Special to CH2



A Note From Our Mayors

A Note from David Bennett Just Passing Through… It’s said that the past is everything that’s happened prior to the present, while history is just what’s been recorded of it. Think about something from your past that you’ve recounted over time. Has “history” edited it? When your…
Author:David Bennett & Lisa Sulka



The Main Street Youth Theatre Presents: Grease

As the summer season begins, The Main Street Youth Theatre takes us back to school in the 1950s with the high-energy musical, Grease. Giving the local teenagers the main spotlight for this production, this kick-off to summer brings to life the classic love story featuring…
Author:Gustavo Rattia



Living with Cancer … One Precious Day at a Time

According to the Mayo Clinic, almost half of all men and a third of all women in the United States will receive a cancer diagnosis at some time in their lives. It often comes with little warning, and while it may not be life-ending, it…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Line in the Sand: Facebook... Should I stay or Should I go?

Opinion 1: Barry Kaufman So, I’m going to assume you’ve seen the video. I’m not trying to toot my own horn, it’s just that as of this writing, the video of me ranting about the Bluffton traffic circle has been viewed 9,404 times. Statistically speaking, it’s a…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson



Just Visiting? 10 Laws You Should Know about When Vacationing on Hilton Head Island

Welcome to Hilton Head Island, where we have some of the finest beaches, resorts, bike trails, golf courses, and sunsets on the planet. Our jails are quite nice, too, but you probably would rather leave that to the imagination. To that end, here are a…
Author:Justin Jarrett



The Hilton Head Hospital Auxiliary: A Mission of Comfort and Care

Powered by the efforts of 187 volunteers, the experiences of thousands of individuals coming through the doors of the Hilton Head Regional Healthcare facilities every year are made better under the direction of The Hilton Head Hospital Auxiliary. Founded in 1974, the 401©(3) organization coordinates…
Author:Kitty Bartell



June 2018: Editor's Note

I find it ironic that the month we are working on our special section about the law, I find myself guilty of breaking it. It happened innocently enough. There I was, just speeding down the Georgia highway trying to get to Walt Disney World a…
Author:Maggie Washo



Ask Dr. Mikell: Rosacea

Q: What is rosacea? A: Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that affects adults. It causes redness in your face and produces small, red, pus-filled bumps. Q: What are the symptoms? A: Symptoms include facial flushing, redness, burning, red bumps, and cysts—particularly on the forehead, cheeks, nose,…
Author:Oswald Lightsey Mikell, MD



The Dad Life: Potty talk

One of the major points of parenting is marking all the milestones. The first steps. The first tooth. The first word. I’m counting down the days until the last wipe. Anywhere from two to five times per day, I hear the dreaded shout of desperation from…
Author:Justin Jarrett



Daddies and Daughters: The power and the glory

One of my social media acquaintances recently posed the question: What did you learn from your dad? I thought long and hard about my response, realizing that I have no memory of my daddy ever sitting me down for a lecture or intentionally teaching me…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Blisk Financial Group: A holistic approach to money management

How does a farm girl go from milking cows to managing multimillion-dollar investment accounts? Ask Brenda Blisk, founder and CEO of Blisk Financial Group, who has recently been named to Barron’s list of Top 1200 Financial Advisors in the nation (formerly the Top 1000 list)…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Rockfish Seafood & Steaks at Bomboras and the Art Café: Where All Roads Lead to the Lowcountry

Over the past nine months, a twisting, turning three-and-a-half-mile stretch of road up the side of a mountain has become one of Rocky Whitehead’s favorite drives. No stranger to life-changing road trips, Whitehead, a pharmaceutical entrepreneur, affectionately known as The Mayor, and Ginny his wife,…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Beaufort Memorial earns Joint Commission Quality Certifications and an A in safety

Beaufort Memorial Hospital (BMH) continues to receive prestigious designations from The Joint Commission, most recently earning the Gold Seal of Approval® for Chest Pain Certification. In April, BMH was awarded the Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for…
Author:Marie McAden



The Real Estate Market is Hot! Make Informed Decisions

The real estate market is hot! Wondering how you can maximize your return on investment before the market cools? Eyeing taking the jump into a second income-producing property? Climbing the walls of your too-small house? What’s the right way to do any of this? Unfortunately, only…
Author:Meredith Bannon, Esq.



5 Things to Look for in June

HarbourFest Summerlong A fun-loving crowd of islanders and visitors alike will flock this summer to Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, part of Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, to attend the Southern outdoor phenomenon known as HarbourFest. Celebrating its thirtieth anniversary, the popular festival returns with music from the beloved…
Author:Special to CH2




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