Area Real Estate on a New High: Distressed sales no longer dragging down market values

The Hilton Head area real estate market has been incredibly successful over the past year or so. Without a doubt, last year was the strongest in Hilton Head real estate history… Ever! Not only that, but statistics show that this year’s market is on pace…
Author:Rick Turner



Broad Creek Martina Adventures Welcomes Aerial Adventure!

Something serious is going on at Broad Creek Marina Adventures on Hilton Head Island. Owners Roger and Pam Freedman are proving themselves to be serious stewards of making merry, all while expanding on the island’s recreational amenities, and promoting a legacy of care and appreciation…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Welcome Tourist!

“Night and day you are the one; only you, beneath the moon or under the sun…” That’s for you, all you Joes and dames here on vacation…with or without the rug rats. We love it when you come to Hilton Head Island because you keep us…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr.



Revitalization! :The Sanctuary Spa puts on a fresh face

Close your eyes, take a deep breath and whisper, “renew, refresh, revitalize,” the mantra of the modern day spa, and of The Sanctuary on Hilton Head Island. Evolving from the centuries-old belief that bathing in special waters provide purification of both the body and the…
Author:Kitty Bartell



The Porch:The Beach House Resort reveals renovations, new restaurant

The Beach House Resort, located at One South Forest Beach on Hilton Head Island off Coligny Circle, reveals its newest renovations, which enhance the authentic beach experience for guests and locals alike. According to Jeff Elseser, general manager, Northview Hotel Group purchased The Beach House…
Author:Laura Jacobi



Get Happy At HarbourFest : A Festival of Fun for the Whole Family

Looking for something fun to do in the evening? If you feel like a room without a roof or just want to relax with your favorite beverage and watch the sunset, join the crowd and get happy at HarbourFest, Monday-Friday, now through Labor Day. The…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Win $1,000 For Taking 10 Selfies :) Come on. Be. Honest. You Do it for free everyday anyway

Hint:It’s worth the workout. The Contest: The four pages that follow contain photos that our creative team took at various locations around Hilton Head Island and Bluffton. The remaining three photos will be released on CH2 magazine’s Facebook page before the end of the month. The first…
Author:Special to CH2



Want to Live Here? : Now is the Right Time to Buy in the Lowcountry!

Homes featured throughout this section are actually for sale! See details on this beautiful indigo run home on the next page. You know that thing they say about Hilton Head Island people? Heh, heh. No. Not that. The other thing about how nobody who lives here…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr.



Pump Boys & Dinettes: Life, Love and Toe-Tappin’ Good Times

Welcome to the Double Cupp Diner, way down on Highway 57, where the cherry pie is fresh, and the waitresses are as hot as the coffee! The boys from the gas station next door—Jim, Jackson, Eddie and L.M.—play an exuberant blend of country, rock and…
Author:Andrea Gannon



Generations: A look into the business of family

How often have you heard the advice, “Never work with friends or family”? Who knows where that originated? Probably with somebody who had a falling out with a friend or a cousin over some business deal. The question is, if that’s such sage advice, why…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr.



A Word From Our Mayors

Our Financial Plan for the Year Ahead A Hilton Head Island home valued at $350,000 will pay about $300 in town taxes this coming year. By contrast, U.S. families pay an average of $1,668 a year for cell phones. We’d like to think that what you…
Author:Drew Laughlin & Lisa Sulka



Line in the Sand: What the F*#@ is up with all this swearing?

Barry Kaufman A funny thing happened to my wife and me the other day. Despite both of us being relatively young and open-minded, we were both afflicted with simultaneous cases of Sudden Onset Old Person disease, thanks to the new Anna Farris TV show Mom. Sudden…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson



Island Living: boat,beach & BBQ's

Fashion Tip: Summer is all about staying cool and looking good while you do. A flowy dress, straw hat, loose shorts, and open toe shoes are all great options for any occasion. The most important summer fashion accessory though is sunscreen. Lobster…
Author:Special to CH2



Editor's Note: 10 Selfies = $1,000 CASH!

It has been said that a picture is worth 1000 words…or is it a photo is worth 10,000 words? The official details and author credit surrounding this often-used quote are a little murky. Well anyway, this month at CH2 & CB2 magazines, 10 photos will…
Author:Maggie Washo



The New Heritage Fine Jewelry

After nearly a quarter century at Pineland Station, Heritage Fine Jewelry opened its doors for the first time at the new location at Shelter Cove Towne Centre on June 5 to great success. “It was fabulous,” proprietor Patti Catalano Catalano said. “There were people lined…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr.



It's A Dentist Office for Kids: Coastal Pediatric Dentistry: Dr Terri Hubbard

Most people do not associate the term “fun” with going to the dentist; but at Coastal Pediatric Dentistry, fun is exactly what the patients get! Founder and board certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Terri Hubbard, says she uses fun and games to make the appointment pleasurable…
Author:Courtney Hillis



The Chilly Willy Band : Still Chilling and Having Fun

Moonlighting musicians in The Chilly Willy Band have been trading cool licks and plenty of laughs around Hilton Head for 28 years, and original guitarist Fred Warren figures there’s no need to stop now as they continue to have a blast playing good-time rock and…
Author:Michael Paskevich



Collecting Art in the Lowcountry

Walking into Camellia Art Gallery, my eyes gravitate to a work by local artist Louanne LaRoche. Dark charcoal lines on a white backdrop create a compelling contrast, and the subjects in the piece transform into characters playing out a story in my mind. I hear…
Author:Becca Edwards



Mr. Creative: Blueprints to Paintbrushes: Local artist’s opposing skills work as one

Gerry Diaz is a human paradox. His life, his work and his play are filled with opposites that flow together as one truth. Although born Gerardo Diaz in Puerto Rico, he didn’t learn to speak Spanish. Growing up in the hard-scrapple life of the Bronx,…
Author:Debbie Szpanka



Being Better: Teetering and Tottering to Better Citizenship

I imagine I have been a citizen of more cities and towns than most, which has prompted some recent contemplation about my citizenship, geographically, electively, and within my family. Coming from a lineage who, for the most part stayed within the confines of one state,…
Author:Kitty Bartell




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