December 2018 Issue



Beyond IT: SNS Technologies is your first, last and best line of protection for any and all IT emergencies.

It’s 3 in the morning; do you know where your files are? They’re currently locked away in a server with a problem – hackers have made their way in through an unsecured port and are in the process of making your data their data. By the…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Bachelorette of the Year Top Ten Finalist: Vanessa Stewart

Vanessa Stewart Dental Hygienist Fun fact about me: My favorite type of music is the “oldies.” If you were the newly elected mayor of Hilton Head Island or Bluffton, what would be the first thing on your agenda? I would address better street lighting to help eliminate the…
Author:Special to CH2



Bacheloette of the Year Top Ten Finalist: Meghan Klunk

Meghan Klunk Physical Therapist Fun fact about me: I can literally dance anywhere, and I don’t need music: grocery aisle, my car, walking my dog … anywhere! It’s a talent really, I think 🤔 If you were the newly elected mayor of Hilton Head Island or Bluffton, what would…
Author:Special to CH2



The Sandbox

Walking into The Sandbox recently, a wave of nostalgia rushed over me as I heard the happy and distinctive squeal of a child going down a slide. I was taken back to when my babies where actually babies and we did what The Sandbox does…
Author:Becca Edwards



All That Glitters: Quinn’s Diamond Jewelers carries on family tradition of exceptional service

Darrel Quinn was a young lad of 12 or 13 when his jewelry career began. It’s a journey that has brought him to the pinnacles of the industry, working with some of the biggest brokers in the country and establishing himself as one of the…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Prepping for the Real World: Hilton Head Preparatory School

When you walk onto Hilton Head Preparatory School’s campus, you will see international students playing basketball on the outdoor court, lower schoolers conversing with upper schoolers, teachers sitting with students going over homework, and parents volunteering. You will see a scholarly environment that exudes community,…
Author:Becca Edwards



Premier Insurance Advisors: Taking Insurance Back to Basics

Premier Insurances three founders Paul Schmidt (white), Brian Knapp (blue) and Kevin Regan (red). There’s one word missing from Premier Insurance Advisors sign—but please know that it is very much by design. You won’t hear the firm referred to anywhere as an insurance “agency,” for one…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Pickleball is Hot, Hot, Hot!

Move over tennis and golf. There’s a new game in town. It’s called pickleball, which may sound kind of silly rolling off the tongue, but about 2.8 million people say it’s the bombdiggity. That’s the number who are currently playing the sport in the U.S.,…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Musicians in Bathrooms: La Bodega

Musicians: Todd Toho and Guy Smiley Band: La Bodega What’s your sign? Todd T. Toho: Taurus Guy Smiley: Aries Most underrated song that, in your opinion, should be a classic: TT: “Late in The Evening,” by Paul Simon GS: “My Downfall,” by Notorious BIG Biggest compliment you’ve ever gotten from a fan: TT: I…
Author:Special to CH2



A Note From Our Mayor

I want to give you a brief look into the Growth Management Dept., which consists of three divisions: Planning and Community Development, Building Safety, and Customer Service.

Author:Lisa Sulka



Lowcountry Clean Care, LLC: Cleaning is what they do — Caring is who they are!

We’ve all heard the saying, “It’s not what you know but who you know.” While often cited in the context of getting ahead in life, it also applies to finding the right person to get a job done. You don’t necessarily need to understand the…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Bluffton Lash Lounge

Quite often, when you walk into a spa, salon or studio, there is this implied sense that you must suddenly be Zen. Enya fills the air. The decor is either in muted tones or reminiscent of old Hollywood. And everyone is quietly contained, making sure…
Author:Becca Edwards



Home for the Holidays: Re-Feathering the Nest

The Friday, Saturday, and Sunday following Thanksgiving Thursday may be three of my all-time favorite consecutive days of the year. While I enjoy a turkey-cranberry-stuffing sandwich and have made a point to spend my dollars locally in the shops where I know the owners and…
Author:Lynnie Leavenworth



2018 Gift Guide for Her

Club Car Sea Foam Special Edition 4P Lifted Onward $11,650  Louette Mare leather handle clutch, available in black, cognac and bone $78 Pink Pineapple Poncho rain jacket $65, Umbrella $35 Quinn’s Diamond Jewelers Kashi 14Kt. two-tone ring, semi mount w/ 1.15ctw of diamonds $5,370* Haskins & Co. (The Old Traveling Chic) Kendra Scott Schuyler…
Author:Special to CH2



Explore SC: Destination Charleston..Part II

In our continuing series, Explore S.C., our creative team traveled to Charleston for a few days of sightseeing. Charleston: Part 1 can be found in the November 2018 issues of CH2 & CB2.

Author:Special to CH2



Surprise your Palate at FARM: Let’s Do Brunch!

Do your taste buds need a wakeup call? Are you craving a culinary adventure? Surprise your palate every Sunday, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., because that’s when FARM in Old Town Bluffton is serving their knock-your-pajama-bottoms-off brunch. Entering FARM for the first time, senses stand…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



THE FACE PLACE by kc

I love what I do! I actually get to see a person’s skin change as I am working on it,” said Kathy Cooksey, L.E. and owner of THE FACE PLACE by kc. “And the more I work on it, the more it changes.” Cooksey has…
Author:Becca Edwards



fab´rik Hilton Head: Where High Style Comes Down to Earth

fab´rik: Noun. A fancy way of spelling the English word fabric. Lowercase, on purpose, with an accent to emphasize the first syllable. (It’s a branding thing!) Rhymes with stick, not creek. If you’ve ever walked into a boutique and felt invisible or out of place, you…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Line in the Sand: So Long, Farewell Courtney

Opinion 1: Barry Kaufman All good things must come to an end. In the case of this column, it’s come to the end of a chapter, but what comes next is still up in the air. As I’m sure she’ll mention, since by far her favorite…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson



December 2018 Editor's Note

As I write this on Thanksgiving Eve, it is hard to believe the most wonderful time of the year is upon us again. This year has flown by, and we have much to be thankful for at the magazine. Kaila Manthei, the newest addition to…
Author:Maggie Washo



Finding The Right Key: The beat never stops for David Carroll, Hilton Head Island’s rock ’n’ roll Realtor®.

David Carroll and his daughter Emma Carroll jam with Julia Clark of J X Rose in the front yard of their home in Port Royal with dog Koda. There are a few noticeable differences between David Carroll’s office and the other spaces scattered around the Charter…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Carolina Dream All Stars

The heart is pumping. The hair bow is poised. Everyone is in position. You are terrified. The music starts, and your muscle memory takes over as you move into each segment of your team’s routine. And when you finish, you run off the stage elated…
Author:Becca Edwards



Cooking up Something New: Billy Wood Appliance expands to a beautiful new Bluffton showroom.

Envision your dream kitchen. Perhaps it involves a luxurious 36- or 60-inch stainless steel range and an accompanying range hood, double-wide refrigerator, dishwasher and wine cooler. Or maybe it involves colored enamel appliances, highlighted with beautifully contrasting knobs or door pulls. Whatever your taste, you can…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Giving Back: Belfair Charitable Fund helps local community

The residents of Belfair Plantation in Bluffton enjoy tennis, golf and other recreational pursuits associated with Lowcountry living. With a temperate climate not found in many of the places from which they moved, they’re able to participate in these activities throughout the year. However, not everything…
Author:Stephen Prudhomme



Bachelorette of the Year Top Ten Finalist: Darlene Schuetz

Darlene Schuetz Director of Community Relations, Hospice Care of the Lowcountry Fun fact about me: I lived in Yosemite National Park for almost 30 years. If you were the newly elected mayor of Hilton Head Island or Bluffton, what would be the first thing on your agenda? Workforce housing and…
Author:Special to CH2



Bachelorette of the Year Top Ten Finalist: Heidi Gardner

Heidi Gardner Real Estate Fun fact about me: I’m obsessed with finding sharks’ teeth when I go to the beach. If you were the newly elected mayor of Hilton Head Island or Bluffton, what would be the first thing on your agenda? I would work on making the crosswalks…
Author:Special to CH2



Bachelorette of the Year Top Ten Finalist: Josie Gregory

Josie Gregory Marketing and Closing Coordinator for Hilton Head Exterminators Fun fact about me: The type of green eyes in my family is part of the two percent of the world’s population that have this color. If you were the newly elected mayor of Hilton Head Island or Bluffton,…
Author:Special to CH2



Bachelorette of the Year Top Ten Finalist: Lori Martin

Lori Martin Recruiter/Employment Manager for National Healthcare Company Fun fact about me: I have an associate degree in marine biology. I wanted to be a marine biologist and train dolphins for a living (and still do)! But I ended up switching to a bachelor’s degree in business when…
Author:Special to CH2



Bachelorette of the Year Top Ten Finalist: Mandy Matney

Mandy Matney News Editor at the Island Packet Fun fact about me: I almost died from an appendectomy-gone-wrong when I was 23. So, you won’t see me at a rural hospital again anytime soon! If you were the newly elected mayor of Hilton Head Island or Bluffton, what…
Author:Special to CH2



Bachelorette of the Year Top Ten Finalist: Mary Beth King

Mary Beth King Pharmacist Fun fact about me: I danced jazz for over 10 years and have been trained in ballroom dancing. It’s definitely been a while since I’ve used it! If you were the newly elected mayor of Hilton Head Island or Bluffton, what would be the first…
Author:Special to CH2



Bachelorette of the Year Top Ten Finalist: Myranda McAfee

Myranda McAfee Director of Fitness, Lava 24 Fitness Fun fact about me: I love to entertain friends, and I am a game fanatic—any kind of game whether it be board games, hide and seek or a made up game, so I am always having game nights at my…
Author:Special to CH2



Bachelorette of the Year Top Ten Finalist: Nina Zorch

Nina Zorch Second Grade Teacher Fun fact about me: I’m really good at golf. If you were the newly elected mayor of Hilton Head Island or Bluffton, what would be the first thing on your agenda? I would start a strong effort to bring in affordable housing for those who…
Author:Special to CH2



This & That: December 2018 Edition

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



VOTE FOR CH2'S 2018 BACHELORETTE OF THE YEAR!!

It’s time to VOTE for CH2’s Bachelorette of the Year! The winner will receive $5000 and the cover of this magazine in January. Our Bachelorette of the Year will also receive a check for $2500 for the 501©3 charity they are playing for. One…



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