February 2008



Fast-teks: Tech Support You Only Think You Don't Need

Not even a yoga class can defuse the frustration of dealing with my laptop or the computers at work. Whether it operates so slowly that I wonder if I’m using an early 90s version of dial-up or it makes a loud bleeping sound letting everyone…
Author:Miranda Spencer



Sunrise Cafe

Start Your Day with a Smile at Palmetto Bay Sunrise Café Whether you are an early riser or late riser, this much is sure: Palmetto Bay Sunrise Café is a good way to start your day. With a friendly slogan “Breakfast Served All Day,” the choices…
Author:Anne Feldman



Cook like the Pros: Find the tools of the trade at Le Cookery

Everybody’s doing it. Men, women, teens and children are tuning into televised cooking shows and saying, “Hey, I can do that!” While celebrity chefs make it look easy, the key to achieving those same results at home lies in owning the proper tools and equipment.…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Increase your Face Value: Add a Smile!

What are you wearing today? Chances are you put some thought into your apparel. Did you remember to put on a smile? Think of your smile as a welcome mat. It’s what makes you approachable, and it can go a long way in helping you…
Author:Linda Hopkins



Brooke's Bed and Biscuit

This Valentine’s Day, be true to your sweetheart. And what could be a better gift than a day or two of pampering? You’ll be thanked with a big kiss and a bark. Yes, we’re talking about your sweet pooch or kitty. How about a day in…
Author:Anne Feldman



A Town Is Born

How Home Rule Began on Hilton Head Island. On August 5, 2008, Hilton Head Island will be celebrating its 25th “birthday” as an incorporated municipality—a town. Why becoming a town was so crucial and interviews of those who helped make it happen will be the subject…
Author:Paul deVere



One on One with William Cubbage

William Cubbage is a whirlwind. Meeting this Celebrate Hilton Head correspondent at a busy island eatery, smack dab in the middle of Shelter Cove Plaza, our special lad is finding it hard to sit still. Impressively lean and decked out in the garb of today’s…
Author:Steve Flannery



Hampton Lake: Home to Fearsome Fish

John Reed’s development team at Hampton Lake is fond of saying “It’s all about the water.” After all, when your vision calls for about 900 homes centered around a 165-acre lake with seven miles of navigable waterways and 15 miles of shoreline, the water is…
Author:Larry Hughes



Big Wheel Keep on Turning

While Jacob Preston is truly his own man, it might help to think of him as an Alabama mix of Garrison Keillor (including the height) and Tom “We’ll leave the light on for you” Bodett (Preston claims he listens to National Public Radio), with shades…
Author:Paul deVere



Adopt a Friend

Do you remember the days when pet stores occupied almost every major shopping mall? Do you remember those puppies or kittens who would gaze up at you with those sad, round eyes, just pleading for you to take them home and get them out of…
Author:Grace Wang



He Says, She Says: Blind Dates

He Says I’m not a big fan of blind dates. I’ve always preferred to tackle the dating game on my own. I’m very picky when it comes to women, and I have been told that I have very eclectic taste. I prefer that a woman be…
Author:Keith Kelson & Jean Wharton



Furrrr Fashion: Can I Get a Woof, Woof?

Whether planning an evening out with friends or a weekend at the bed and biscuit, sophisticated sweaters, Asian inspired evening wear, casual tees and unusual accessories make an appearance at every four-legged occasion. Hair and Nails By Irene Gonzalez Photography By Anne Jenni Stripes are in this…
Author:CH2



Health Note: Let your food be your medicine

Cardiovascular disease is reported as the leading cause of death in the United States. About 30 million Americans suffer from heart or blood vessel disease and as many as 27 million from high blood pressure. Heart disease is the leading killer of women, responsible for…
Author:Theresa Jackson



Are You Flirting with Me?

If you really want to start a lively debate at your next cocktail party or any social gathering, just bring up the subject of flirting. Ask someone to demonstrate how to flirt with the opposite sex and you’ll get the standard “I don’t know exactly…
Author:Keith Kelson



Editor's Note: February 2008

Sometimes I think it’s a good idea to remind myself of what makes me happy. You know, in case I forget. So, in honor of Groundhog Day (why not?), here is a list of things that make me happy. Some of these items make me…
Author:Maggie Washo



5 Reasons to Celebrate Maggie Lowrey

1) Meet Maggie Lowrey, office mascot for CH2. She has been with the company since its inception. You could say she was the first employee. 2) Maggie was born in Mississippi to working Border Collies. They herded sheep for a living. 3) When she was…
Author:CH2



Calling all Groundhogs!

Bad news. Our public relations initiative to have the media refer to us as the sweeter sounding “woodchuck” instead of rather grubby “groundhog” was a total bust. Blame Bill Murray (it WAS a funny movie). Also, the Power Point Presentation, “Woodchucks, the real Groundhogs,” we…
Author:Paul deVere



In Case you were Wondering, but were Too Afraid to Ask: Self Defense

She was stabbed repeatedly in a mall parking lot where she worked in Birmingham, Alabama. She was left alone to die at the age of 26, and she did. When they found her, she could not be immediately identified because her Dooney and Burke purse…
Author:Lindsey Hawkins



Latitude Adjustment: The Early Bird Gets the Worm

If you haven’t made any travel plans for 2008 yet, or would like to round out the year with an unexpected getaway, have I got some ideas for you. All these possibilities come with special discounts or amenities to sweeten the deal. Read on… For art…
Author:Kate Keep



It Could Be Worse

Being the first person to explore something can be as frightening as it can be riveting. Imagine the first person to walk into the black depths of a cavern, dive to the bottom of the sea with an untested breathing apparatus or eat an oyster.…
Author:Craig Hysell



Wine and Chocolate: A Perfect Pair

In the month of February, there is a lot of stress when it comes to that wonderful LOVE holiday know as Valentine’s Day. Many have to find a date, locate a restaurant that actually has an available table, and find that perfect gift. I say…
Author:Krissy Cantelupe




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