August 2008



Celebrate Something Special

La-di-da-di, who likes to party? The real question is who doesn’t like to party? Since the start of civilization, cultures all over the world have been celebrating with food, drink and dance to praise the gods, mourn the lost, and bless the new. Hilton…
Author:Lindsey Hawkins



Mayor Tom Peeples: The Rawleigh Boy’s Son

On August 5, 1983, Mayor Ben Racusin, Hilton Head Island’s first mayor, gaveled the meeting of the town council to order and the Town of Hilton Head Island officially came into being. That event marked a turning point for this island community. What happened in…
Author:Paul deVere



At the Easel:Portrait painter Kaytee Esser shares her unique perspective on people, pets and the good life

Step aboard artist Kaytee Esser’s home, a 40-foot trawler docked at Shelter Cove Harbour, and you’ll be greeted by all sorts of appealing characters, including an adorable little girl wearing a sunhat (Archie the bulldog, a direct descendent of the University of Georgia’s famous mascot…
Author:Ann DeMart



May River Theatre Company: A Community Treasure

Have you ever wanted to take to the stage and belt out a ballad, deliver a dramatic soliloquy, or ham it up with a little slapstick? Thanks to Ed and Jodie Dupuis, the lights of Broadway are shining upon Bluffton. The couple founded the May…
Author:Teresa Fitzgibbons



What You Need To Know About South Carolina’s Snakes

If you’ve ever been surprised by a snake, you can relate to that electric tingle of adrenaline that hums through your body with, what feels like, the speed of light. There’s something primeval about the critter. Something instinctively unsettling. Something that makes you move from…
Author:Craig Hysell



Wine Talk: Refreshingly Delicious Torrontes

Ah, the month of August—so hot, so humid, and just the right time for a cold glass of Torrontes. The crisp, aromatic white of Argentina, Torrontes is becoming quite popular in the United States, so popular that some wineries have sold out, awaiting a new…
Author:Krissy Cantelupe



That’s Entertainment!: Shoreline Ballroom brings top acts to the Lowcountry

“It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock and roll.” —the late Bon Scott, of AC/DC Our story begins one April evening in the Green Room: Skip, the tour manager for the jam rock band, Moe, huddles over his laptop in a booth…
Author:Melissa Koch



Chart Your Own Course: Palmetto Bay Water Sports takes you there

What’s more fun than a day at the beach? A day on the water! Whether you are looking for a fast-paced thrill, a leisurely cruise, a few hours of fishing or a guided nature tour, Palmetto Bay Water Sports has a boat for you. Picture…
Author:By Linda S. Hopkins



They Came in a van from Ohio

(Note on how stories happen. CH2’s graphic artist, Elisabeth Reed not only came up with the story idea about the typical family vacation on Hilton Head Island, she came up with the family. Kelly Schreck, Elisabeth’s good friend, and her family, had been coming to…
Author:Paul deVere



Live the Yachting Life for a Fraction

Q. What could be better than owning your own yacht? A. Owning your own yacht with four or five other people. “Let me give you some numbers,” Captain Chris Parker said. “Ninety percent of all boats leave the harbor 10 times a year. Five percent never leave.…
Author:Paul deVere



From Bagdad to Hilton Head in 48 Hours: Operation Rest & Relax caps off phase one of troop appreciation vacations

It is almost impossible to imagine. Army Lieutenant Colonel Mickie Williams is in Bagdad, Iraq on June 1. It is the end of his third tour. About 48 hours later, he and his wife Fran, daughter Loreal, and son Stefan walk through the doors of…
Author:Paul deVere



Editor’s Note: August 2008

Remember the scene in Mary Poppins where Jane and Michael Banks “help” Mr. Banks place an advertisement (“advertisement” pronounced the charming English way, of course) in the newspaper for a new nanny? I love that scene, I love that movie and I love that song.…
Author:Maggie Washo



And, now for something completely different: Savannah.

Had your fill of golf and beach? Been to the outlet malls twice this week? For a true change of pace, take S.C. Route 170 and the impressive Talmadge Memorial Bridge over the Savannah River, exit on Oglethorpe Street and swoop right into historic downtown…
Author:Ann DeMart



My Rage Against the Plastic Bag

Think Green: Helpful hints for becoming more environmentally friendly (First Edition) I have often wondered why baggers at the grocery store feel the need to put gallons of milk and other items with very capable handles in a plastic bag. Is the thin plastic bag protecting…
Author:Elisabeth Reed



Jalapeños

Just across the bridge, unless you happen to reside on the Mainland, in which case it is just before the bridge, you will find a lively little Mexican-style restaurant that is a family place in two senses of the word. Jalapeños Mexican Grill, located in the…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr.



RX for Stress: Let Spa Soleil put you on the path to peace

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said; people will forget what you did; but people will never forget how you made them feel.” —Maya Angelou I’m not a person who can relax. I’m one of those Type-A, hyperactive over-achievers who doesn’t know the meaning…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Dogs on the Beach

They run, they frolic, they’re beautiful, they poop. Plastic bag? Paper bag? Surgical gloves? Where do you put it? What do you say to the beautiful lady you just met on the beach with her well-behaved, rescued Greyhound, as your huge Lab fouls what seems…
Author:Paul deVere



Collective Memories: Find your next prize piece at YesterYears

Caden Rogers may be less than a month old, but he already possesses something many die-hard sports collectors only dream of: a 1953 Jackie Robinson baseball card, presented to him days after his birth by his father, YesterYears owner, Brian Rogers. “My dad gave me my…
Author:Teresa Fitzgibbons



“Happy Cracker” and Other Stories: Hyperbaric Therapy of the Lowcountry

The little boy was 25 months old when the diagnosis was made, a diagnosis no family ever wants to hear. Autism. Among other things, he was completely non-verbal, avoided eye contact, wasn’t able to digest food containing gluten or casein, and didn’t respond to language.…
Author:Paul deVere



Amazing Species: Loggerhead sea turtles return to local beaches

The loggerhead sea turtle has been in existence for millions of years. These gentle giants thrived until the last century, when interactions with humans began taking a toll. Now, habitat destruction, poaching and the unintentional but widespread drowning of turtles by commercial fishing fleets of…
Author:Carlos Chacon



SUV Pain at the Pump

Does your SUV cost a fortune at the gasoline pump? It was expensive when you bought it, followed by repairs, maintenance, insurance and taxes. Then came higher gasoline prices and a severe drop in re-sale value. A double whammy! What next? Yes, it’s an expensive ride,…
Author:Jim McCaffrey



5 Reasons to Celebrate Anne Caufmann

1.) Anne Caufmann, owner of Photography by Anne, has called Hilton Head Island home for ten years. Originally from Wilmington, Delaware, she definitely does not miss the cold weather. 2.) Anne recently got to experience one of her dreams—opening a state-of-the-art commercial photography studio on Arrow…
Author:CH2



H20 Addiction

HAIR AND MAKE-UP BY LINDA SAXON (pictured above) bathing suit top: Sunset 48$ (Electric Beach Sunwear) necklace Selena King 68$ (Porcupine) ring: Marcia Moran 152$ (Porcupine) bathing suit top: Vix 78$ (Electric Beach Sunwear) Bathing suit bottom: Vix 78$ (Electric Beach Sunwear) earrings: Any NY 78$ (Porcupine) bathing suit Ralph Lauren 94$ (Electric…
Author:CH2




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