January 2008



Editor's Note: January 2008

Do you know how difficult it is to sit here every month and come up with something truly profound to share with 60,000 readers? I mean honestly! Who do you think I am? Ghandi? Aristotle? Socrates? Mmmm, yeah, no. I suppose I could tell you about…
Author:Maggie Washo



Hot For Teacher: Meet Chris Wells!

Don’t confuse this handsome teacher and coach with our ’07 Bachelor…there’s a new fella at the top of the crop: MR. CHRIS WELLS. He fits handsomely into a baseball uniform, has a head for business and a fantastic personality. Growing up all over the country…
Author:Jean Wharton



Babbie!

Her name appears as the byline on her social column, “Our Town,” in the Bluffton Packet, a weekly supplement to the Island Packet. She writes it in a style that is both quietly hip and down home local. It’s something she’s been doing for 12…
Author:Paul deVere



A Haute Combination

Hilton Head Island Hosts the ’07 Celebrity Chef Classic “Cooking is like golf. You just slice it, chip it, and put it on some greens.”—from an apron by High Cotton, Inc. Imagine. The evening before your tournament begins, you are with a small group of people privileged…
Author:Paul deVere



Trinity Restaurant & Bar

Reviving an Old Locals’ Hangout For those who have grown weary of the usual monotony of bar and restaurant hopping in Hilton Head’s “downtown” area, Trinity can be considered your new home away from home, not to mention home to the “Senator John McCain incident.” Positioned…
Author:Grace Wang



Blockbuster Power

Only a small handful of industries can cradle the essence of an era and—in times of retrospection—define the time by the very operation of the industry itself. For many, the movie cinema industry projects the greatest sense of nostalgia and serves as the most identifiable…
Author:Becca Dupps Edwards



The Bachelors of 2008

And the winners are…

From left: Pete Popovich – Runner Up, Chris Wells – Bachelor of the Year, Tanner Ware – 2nd Runner Up

CH2’s Bachelor of 2008, Chris Wells

Pete Popovich

Tanner Ware

“Clowning around at the photo shoot!”

Author:CH2



Weekend for Warriors

Grant Evans had seen enough. On his frequent trips between his home in Dayton, Ohio and second home on Hilton Head Island, he saw plenty of soldiers at the Savannah airport. When he switched on his television at his home in Long Cove, he would…
Author:Paul deVere



Time's Up!

Washington, DC, December 31, 2007—Author’s Note: I became somewhat obsessed with the concept of time when covering a story in Elgin, Illinois some decades ago. Elgin was then known as the “Home of Time,” because it was the headquarters of the Elgin Watch Company, popular…
Author:Paul deVere



5 Reasons to Celebrate Kelly Stroud

1.) Kelly Stroud moved to Hilton Head Island two years ago to be a graphic designer for Celebrate Hilton Head. Three months later she was the Art Director. 2.) When not staring at her Mac for hours on end, she can be found fishing and beaching…
Author:CH2



Is It That Time Again? Already?

(Sigh) Another resolution article. “Great,” you say. “What if I like the way I am? Why do I have to change? Why is it every year I have to start off by admitting I’m not good enough yet? It’s practically self-defeating I tell you!” Okay, okay.…
Author:Craig Hysell



Morning, Noon and Night: Skillets Has What You're Craving

Wake up and smell the coffee, or a Bloody Mary, or whatever it takes to arouse your senses. Skillets Café, an island favorite since 1994, located in Coligny Plaza, is bigger and better than ever. Famous for its signature skillets filled with tasty breakfast combinations,…
Author:Linda Hopkins



The Island Tattoo Company: A New State of an Old Art

Vaulted ceilings, various pieces of Eastern art and large windows that let in plenty of sunlight… This place feels more like the cozy living room of a luxurious home than a tattoo parlor. Which is exactly what the Island Tattoo Company intended. Tattoo shops have a…
Author:Craig Hysell



In Case You Were Wondering...But Were too Afraid to Ask!

New York City I left Grand Central Station at 9:07 p.m. and arrived at my Connecticut destination at 3:30 a.m., freezing, broke and throwing a pity party. Whoever said “a first impression is a lasting one” had validity in his own right. However those who say “don’t…
Author:Lindsey Hawkins



It's Your Party...

Unless you give large parties on a regular basis and own a massive storage facility, chances are you do not have multiple sets of glassware, an array of folding tables and chairs, a trellis, a champagne fountain, or cotton candy machine on hand. Even if…
Author:Linda Hopkins



Knock the Chill Off with a Malbec

With January upon us, the chill in the air brings thoughts of big red wines along with a roaring fireplace and a hearty meal. Winter is the perfect time to try a Malbec from Argentina. Malbec was once one of the more popular grape varieties in…
Author:Krissy Cantelupe



What's the Buzz all About?

It’s about a different kind of fundraiser to benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Association of Beaufort County – an adult spelling bee. The spelling bee will take place the evening of Friday, January 25, 2008, at the Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort, starting at…
Author:Robin Swift



The Big Game Party: Amateurs Beware!

Well, it’s that time of year again. The Super Bowl is about to take place and a world champion of the football world will be crowned. Many football fans will also be throwing Super Bowl parties the day of the big game. You’ll see some…
Author:Keith Kelson



Latitude Adjustment - Vituoso: Making Good Vacations Great

Imagine this: A special anniversary is coming up, so you and your loved one decide to celebrate with a long weekend in New York City. You discuss your options with your travel consultant who then reserves a Towers Room at the Waldorf Astoria. You arrive…
Author:Kate Keep



It Could Be Worse: White Death

The 1910 Avalanche at Wellington One hates to presume anything. Presumptions, assumptions and the like usually lead to some kind of miscommunication, a breakdown in the conviviality of human behavior, if you will. But what is life if one doesn’t go out on a limb from…
Author:Craig Hysell



He Says, She Says: New Year's Resolutions

He Says I’m not big on resolutions. Normally, you end up making promises you can’t keep and biting off way more than you can chew. How many of you have said that you’re going to lose weight, learn to play the guitar or piano, and climb…
Author:Keith Kelson & Jean Wharton



We Make It - You Bake It!

March Madness does not need to bring mayhem to your home. Nor does Super Bowl Sunday need to be a super pain in the pigskin. No sir. Let it be known from this moment hence, sports fans far and wide can rest (or shout obscenities…
Author:Becca Dupps Edwards



Ready to Rock: Luke Mitchell to Release Debut CD

These days, it’s easier than ever for unknown rock musicians to make a record. Low-cost digital recording equipment now allows budding artists without label backing to make semi-professional recordings and distribute them directly online. Seventeen-year-old Hilton Head native, Luke Mitchell, has taken advantage of this…
Author:Jim Reed



Inner Vision Float Center

Make the World Go Away! “Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care? If so I can’t imagine why. We’ve all got time to die.”—Chicago The lyrics to the classic tune resonated in Ron Burd’s mind when his best friend died of cancer…
Author:Linda Hopkins



Supersaturated in Success

Both have been hailed as a “state of mind.” Both invoke a sensorial appreciation for the Southeastern coastline and its sweet salty essence. And both boating and Bluffton are now square knotted together in nautical bliss, providing the Lowcountry the luxury of yachting without the…
Author:Becca Dupps Edwards



Health Note: The Amethyst BioMat

I have a close girlfriend who loves the quote, “I used to care; now I take a pill for that.” Though funny but seriously true, modern day medicine is expanding daily, and it seems there is a pill for everything, especially pain and stress…
Author:Lindsey Hawkins




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