September 2008



He says, She says: Long Distance Relationships

I’m a big fan of love. I listen to Barry Manilow, Barry White and Neil Sedaka. I show up at the weddings of people I don’t know just because I’m such a big fan of love. More than once, I’ve helped some young unmarried woman…
Author:Keith Kelson, Lindsey Hawkins



The Corey Cup: Celebrate Life!

“Celebrate we will Because life is short but sweet for certain We’re climbing two by two To be sure these days continue, Things we cannot change… Things we cannot change.”—Dave Matthews Band Corey Michael Cerrone passed away tragically, March 29, 2000, at age 26. Corey, a son, brother, uncle, nephew and…
Author:Lindsey Hawkins



Antonio’s: A fine evening for food and friends

A friend recently asked me to join her at Antonio’s at The Village at Wexford. Someone had suggested that she check out a piano player there. That sounded good to me. When dinner was added to the plan, it sounded even better. If you’ve been…
Author:Ann DeMart



Remote Control for the Kingfisher

Distant operational decisions and menu creation are a way of life for national chain restaurants. But for the Stephenson siblings, remote management of the Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta and Steak House, a popular Hilton Head Island establishment, is an exciting new challenge. Paul Stephenson, who was a…
Author:Ann DeMart



Tim Singleton: A Leader of Men

When the man hands me a couple of “Hawkfest” posters on the way out the door, I realize that my former student athlete has become the teacher. His organization, Strive to Excel, Inc., is a vehicle to help the public schools by raising money through…
Author:Steve Flannery



Behind the Gates: Meet the GMs

Belfair. Berkeley Hall. Palmetto Bluff. Hilton Head Plantation. Wexford. Haig Point. Six private, gated residential communities on Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Daufuskie have different personalities, but all have one thing in common: a general manager. While their duties differ somewhat, those general managers all…
Author:Paul deVere



JENNIFER STUPICA: YOUR PERSONAL “CFO”

Considering the condition of today’s financial markets, having a financial advisor who could have been rocket scientist, isn’t such a bad idea. While Jennifer Stupica was in college, she liked to solve problems. Like proving the theory of gravity. Or work out the speed of…
Author:Paul deVere



Something To Do on Saturday Afternoon Besides Golf

September marks the time when the days begin to noticeably shorten, when the evening breeze is just a little cooler and when the enthusiasm of South Carolina football fans begins to burn. And with good reason as South Carolina has two truly exciting college…
Author:Gary Cole



C2 Green Space: Cosmetic Report (well, sort of)

A closer look at the ingredients in the products inside your medicine cabinet. I have freckles. And I’m not just talking about a few freckles, I mean it when I say, “I have freckles.” I once had a friend that said, “I love freckles. I…
Author:Elisabeth Reed



How to: Make a Magazine in 3 Easy Steps.

If someone told me 10 years ago that I would be the editor of a magazine on Hilton Head Island, I would have laughed hysterically and told them that the crystal ball they were using was cracked. I never had aspirations of being Oprah. Sure,…
Author:Maggie Washo



Gasoline 101

Americans use about 380 million gallons of gasoline every day. Domestic refineries supply about 350 million, and the balance is imported. 2008 demand is off by 1 percent. A few refineries are increasing capacity, so the 2009 supply could be increased by about two percent—if…
Author:Jim McCaffrey



Fresh Faces in Bloom

In June we asked the young ladies who read CH2 to submit their photos for Krisztian Lonyai’s model search contest. With over 100 beautiful women to choose from, Krisztian narrowed it down to these fresh-faced beauties. We are pleased to present you with 6 Fresh…
Author:CH2



Did You Know? Bachelor 411

Did You Know? That this is the 3rd year for CH2’s Bachelor of the Year contest. That, generally, the definition of the word bachelor is “an unmarried man.” But it can also mean “a young knight in the service of another knight in feudal times.” It would…
Author:CH2



5 Reasons to Celebrate Maggie Nice, Sales Executive

1. Another fine transplant from Ohio, Maggie grew up in Cleveland with her “fabulous” parents and four sisters. She is the second youngest of five, and yes, her father still has all of his hair! 2. The “Nice” Maggie is one of three Maggies at Celebrate/CH2.…
Author:CH2



Editor’s Note: September 2008

“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it.” …
Author:Maggie Washo



Celebrate Something Fabulous at: Windows on the Waterway

“Let’s see. Night. Dubounce Botanical Gardens. White, silk tents thin enough to see the stars. Candlelight. Wedgewood. Exotic waringin trees imported from Bali. I’m thinking Gatsby. Not a period wedding, but the spirit of it, the time.”—The Wedding Planner. This is just a quote from a…
Author:Lindsey Hawkins



Deas Guyz

Talk about a complete sell out, no negative tone intended! Because if you want to see Deas Guyz, you are going to have to book a reservation at the Jazz Corner two weeks in advance! Your name better be on the guest list to pass the…
Author:Lindsey Hawkins



A Country Of Contrast: Facts and Impressions of Vietnam

I saw a sea of helmets from the bus window after arriving in Hanoi, all riding on motor scooters, darting in and out of traffic. My initial (and lasting) impression of traffic in Vietnam was “no rules or regulations” and everyone tries to “fill a…
Author:Kathy Mason



Andy Twisdale: 37 Years of Local Knowledge

Islander Andy Twisdale is a transplant from Enfield, North Carolina. The big difference is that he took root on the island in 1971, 37 years ago. Now a prominent real estate agent with Charter 1 North, and community volunteer (“Volunteering,” he said, “is my hobby.”),…
Author:Paul deVere



Ron and Natalie Daise: A Conversation

Talking with Ron and Natalie Daise is better described as talking and smiling and laughing with Ron and Natalie Daise. Maybe it is because they have performed together so much, but in our interview they would smoothly finish each others’ sentences, usually punctuated with rich…
Author:Paul deVere



Flush Out Health Food Imposters

The reputation of foods seems to fluctuate as wildly as the stock market. Nutrition gurus have reversed themselves so many times it makes my head spin. Take margarine. Everyone thought this was a healthy food when it first came out. By now, most people know…
Author:Theresa Jackson



For A Good Cause

What do you think is the perfect baby gift? Cute clothes, a lovely handmade item, a college fund? Those are good, no question. But, to the Pregnancy Center & Clinic of the Low Country, the single most important thing you can give a baby is…
Author:Ann DeMart



It Could Be Worse: The Knucklehead Tales, First Edition

For most of us, our life can feel pretty mundane sometimes. It’s just a fact. We get used to our lives and we take them for granted. We get bored. But that’s why life pastes big, yellow, figurative Post-It notes on our metaphorical refrigerators to…
Author:Craig Hysell



First, The Good News!

“Ma’am, you won the Publishers’ Clearing House Sweepstakes,” the young man says. The woman, a cook at a local grade school for over 20 years with two kids in college, asks, “So, what’s the bad news?” The guy with the check in his hand, television cameras rolling,…
Author:Paul deVere




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