June 2008



Mainly Sandstone

Since 2005, Sandstone Catering has been making a significant mark in the special occasion arena. With a solid reputation for their culinary expertise, exquisite food presentation, complete event planning services, and meticulous attention to detail, it’s no wonder the catering business is booming. But leave…
Author:Linda Hopkins



Emmett & Teddy McCracken

Watching Bluffton Evolve for over 50 Years The story begins with George Sewell Guilford, Emmet McCracken’s great grandfather. Family history suggests Guilford, from Portland, Maine, served in the Federal forces on Hilton Head Island during the Civil War. “Later he was a ships carpenter, going between…
Author:Paul deVere



Get Fresh at Cahill's Market!

Tired of flavorless gassed tomatoes, waxed fruit and pesticide-laden produce from who knows where? For a fresh solution, head over to Cahill’s Market in Bluffton and step into a time machine. While we all appreciate the convenience of supermarkets and one-stop-shopping, there comes a time…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Beaufort - A Love Story

I love Beaufort in an almost embarrassing way. I love the way the air smells in the spring. Even as I write, the scent of jasmine and salt makes me almost giddy with an adolescent-like crush. I love the way the marsh grass changes with…
Author:Natalie Daise



The Electric Piano: It's Hard Throwing a Party this Good.

Very few people have the courage to do exactly what they want to do with their life. Going after a life dream is treacherous, full of mishaps and even heartbreak. With such high expectations there are bound to be plenty of moments in the journey…
Author:Craig Hysell



Vigilant Guard: Daufuskie Island is in Good Hands

On April 20, at approximately 1 p.m., Beaufort County suffered a 7.3-scale earthquake. On April 21, over 2,000 SC National Guard, their compatriots from neighboring states, Beaufort County’s Emergency Management Department, and first responders went into action. You didn’t feel it? Not to worry. The above…
Author:Paul deVere



Food + Fun = Aunt Chiladas

Frustrated parents, rejoice. Many moms are only half joking when they say that dinner for their family of five means driving around to five different restaurants for pick-up. This child wants tacos, that one wants spaghetti, the baby is crying for chicken fingers, dad insists…
Author:Whitney Farmer



Coligny Plaza: Where the Action Is

From an urban point of view, Hilton Head Island doesn’t have a “downtown.” No hustle and bustle. No razzle dazzle. No skyscrapers, city lights or bus fumes. But if it’s the heart of the community you seek, find it at Coligny Plaza. With a collection…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Kickin' Gator

To truly capture the spirit of island living, you need three basic essentials: surf, smiles, and that famous, easy-going, laid back surfer attitude. For JoAnne and Joe Catalano, it’s check, check and check. Entering the Kickin’ Gator, guests are first greeted with any easy-going islander’s staple;…
Author:Whitney Farmer



World of Wonder at Island Playground

“Come with me and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination.”–W. Wonka Picture this: You’re a brave adventurer, exploring a world of magic, ready to face any obstacle that stands in your way. Your mission: to travel over, under, around and through those obstacles to…
Author:Melissa Koch



Gone Sailin' on the Pau Hana

Once upon a time, a group of friends and strangers went out in search of paradise. They thought they had found it when they arrived on Hilton Head Island. But then they discovered sailing… Here on vacation or native to the area, you haven’t seen paradise…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Editor's Note: June 2008

“Do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.” …
Author:Maggie Washo



Our Friend, the Bottlenose Dolphin

In November, 2004, 47 year-old Rob Howes was in the ocean, overseeing a lifeguard training exercise a hundred meters off the New Zealand shoreline. The water was clear and the sun was out. For all intents and purposes, it was a beautiful day for a…
Author:Craig Hysell



Paddle Surfing: A New Way to Catch a Wave

If you’re like me, one of the most exciting parts of moving to an island is finally having a legit opportunity to learn how to surf and not be a poser. However, if you truly are like me, you trip over carpet and run into…
Author:Whitney Farmer



2008 Tourist Advisory

As a public service to you, one of the million plus visitors who will vacation on Hilton Head Island this summer, CH2 has prepared this simple “dos,” “don’ts,” list that will help you keep out of trouble and feeling as refreshed and relaxed as you…
Author:Paul deVere



Ball Game Today! And Every Day...

Never forget us, for we live on by those that carry on the Tiger tradition and who so proudly wear the ‘Olde English D,” said Elden Auker to a Tiger Stadium crowd in Detroit on September 27, 1999. On that night, the Detroit Tigers would…
Author:Frank Dunne Jr.



Family Health Makeover

Turn off the Tube and Get Your Family Up and Moving! Did your family have a long day at work and school? No doubt you are exhausted and can’t wait for dinner. So you’ve picked something up on the way home or open a pre-packaged meal…
Author:Theresa Jackson



Wine Talk: Bring on the Trimbach!

In 1626, the Trimbach family established the wine trade in Alsace, France, and, to this day, the 11th and 12th generation of the Trimbach family continue to make outstanding white wines in the region—up to 80,000 cases annually, with over one-third of their production exported…
Author:Krissy Cantelupe



To the Extreme: Adrenaline Pumping Sports

Rush. It is experienced by nearly every human being. It is either embraced or abhorred, and always relentless. It is what drives some people to act and yet robs others of self-control. Climbing Mt. Everest, participating in a triathlon in the desert—it’s plain to see…
Author:Kate Hanzalik



Meet the Press: 5 Reasons to Celebrate Elizabeth Hancock

1.) Elizabeth Hancock is homegrown right here in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Born and bred in the Bluffton/ Hilton Head Island area, when this Carolina Blonde says she’s LOCAL, she means it! 2.) Hired part-time as a graphic design intern at Celebrate, Elizabeth was promoted…
Author:CH2



Viva Las Vegas!

If you haven’t been to Las Vegas in the past five years, fuhgeddaboutit. Forget the hotels that offer little except tables and slots; forget casino hotels that cater only to whales (high rollers); forget the small, dark rooms designed to keep you in the casino;…
Author:Scott Lynch



Krisztian Lonyai

Hungarian High Fashion Photographer Makers Bluffton his new Home! Hungry? In the world of high fashion and haute couture, this question is most likely associated with model talk, because let’s face it ; they look pretty hungry and they have to be pouting about something.…
Author:Lindsey Hawkins



Home Rule: Part V

On August 5th, 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 of several articles in Celebrate. That one,…
Author:Paul deVere



Politics and Water: An Interview with Dean Moss

It’s become politically fashionable in these parts for politicians to intone the mantra of “The River, The River, and The River” when talking of priorities. As the struggle to balance smart growth with slow growth or even no growth intensifies, the fervency of that impassioned…
Author:Larry Hughes



The Rest of the World calls it Football

Orange slices. Plenty of fluids. A spring (or fall) Saturday morning. Chaplin Park. If you have any relationship (mother, father, grandparent, aunt, uncle, etc.) with a child between the ages of four and 15 on Hilton Head Island the odds (3:1) are you know what’s…
Author:Paul deVere




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