Trash Terrorists Sought in Beaufort, Jasper Counties

At a recent press conference hosted by the BJJTFFLD (Beaufort Jasper Joint Task Force for Litter Diminution), an official with the South Carolina Litter Control Association (SCLCA), who requested to remain anonymous because she was not allowed to speak to the media but did so…
Author:Paul deVere



2016 CH2/CB2 Photography Contest Top 10!

Last month we brought back CH2’s Facebook Photo contest, with a grand prize of $500 cash offered to the winner. Although we took into consideration the popular vote (as determined by LIKES) , the Art Department reserved the right to pick our own winner. In…
Author:Special to CH2



Spoiled Rotten: Reality checks for your precious angels

Admit it. There’s a part of you that wonders if you’re spoiling your kids too much. You just want what’s best for them, but there’s an almost invisible line between providing for your children and spoiling them. When you first bring baby home, spoiling him or…
Author:Ashley Trexler



Sam Robinowich: Restoring Innocence

On May 7, 14-year-old Grace Sulak was killed in a hit-and-run car accident as she was on her way home from a high school track meet in Columbia, South Carolina. That tragedy hit our small town hard, yet I was ever-impressed by the outpouring of…
Author:Courtney Hampson



Pregnant with an Eating Disorder

I went shopping for maternity clothes a few weeks ago, and it almost ruined me. The plan was to go straight to Motherhood Maternity. However, my ego was feeling mighty that day, and instead, I opted to start my shopping at H&M. Five and a…
Author:Angela Krysevig



The Next Wave!

Our area is seeing a resurgence of sorts. Young entrepreneurs are starting new businesses or carrying on traditions started by their families in the 1970s when the island began to bloom. If the faces on the following pages seem familiar, it’s because they are. community-minded,…
Author:Special to CH2



The Miracle Worker

Playwright William Gibson holds a special place in my heart. His play, Dinny and the Witches was my first theatre production in college—memorable mostly because the student built platform which was shaky in rehearsals, finally gave out opening night during my exit at the end…
Author:Barbara Clark



A Note From Our Mayors

A Note from David Bennett No Cutting I once cut in line. It didn’t work out as I had expected and surely affected more people than I would ever have imagined. So, let me get right to the point. There is no question as to whether the…
Author:David Bennett & Lisa Sulka



Line in the Sand: Who was your favorite teacher?

OPINION1: BARRY KAUFMAN While the tone of this column is generally confrontational in nature, as evidenced by its name “A Line in the Sand,” every once in a while Courtney and I come across an idea that engenders more a sense of cooperation between the two…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson



August 2016: Letters to the Editor

Dear Bluffton Village Festival MEDIA Sponsor: What a success!!! The 38th Annual Bluffton Village Festival in early May went off this year without a hitch and we continue to hear rave reviews. It brought the community together and raised a significant amount of money for worthwhile…
Author:Special to CH2



2016 Lawyers in the Lowcountry

“In seeking a lawyer, you are looking for an advocate, an expert advisor on the law and on your rights and responsibilities, a strategist, a negotiator, and a litigator.”
- Laura Wasser

Author:Special to CH2



Moving to SC? Now What!

So, you are moving to the beautiful Lowcountry of South Carolina from another state. Your Realtor has informed you that in South Carolina you will need a lawyer to assist you in the purchase of your new home. A common initial reaction is, “A lawyer;…
Author:Larry Weidner, Jim Wegmann and Frampton Harper



Just Say No - Overcoming the disease to please

Scene 1: It’s Friday afternoon, and the end of a stressful work week is in sight. You can’t wait to get home, kick off your shoes and settle in for an evening with Netflix. Then comes a desperate text from your sister. Her babysitter has…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Java Burrito Company - Attending to the Details

The details make all the difference at Java Burrito Company, where owners Michael Fekete and Frederika Liene Håkansson attend to the fine points of their exceptional Mexican grill and specialty coffee bar in the Village at Wexford on Hilton Head Island. Details like making community…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Island Winery: Fine Fruits to Very Nice Vintages

We know grapes; we know them start to finish,” said Loren Mortimer, owner of Island Winery on Hilton Head Island, referring to the family business he shares with wife Georgene Mortimer. The couple is celebrating 10 years of their Lowcountry venture. The Mortimers met while…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Explore the Beaches of Hilton Head Island

Chances are, since you’re reading this magazine, you have been to at least one of the beaches on Hilton Head Island. Hopefully you’re on the beach right now. But have you been to all of them? And if there are some you haven’t seen, do…
Author:Kent Thune



Time to Shine: Arts, Culture and History on HHI

Having recently been voted the best island to visit in the Continental United States by the readership of Travel + Leisure magazine, this slice of paradise now sits atop the atoll. It’s heady (and well-deserved) stuff that speaks to the myriad things the island does…
Author:Daniel Brock



August 2016: Editor's Note

It was a very busy month here at the Intergalactic Federation of CH2. Many Bothans died to bring you this issue. (Just kidding. No one died. But the first person to e-mail me what movie that is from, along with the name of the person…
Author:Maggie Washo



Cranford Hollow: The Sound of the Lowcountry

Nashville has country music, Los Angeles and New York have pop, rock and rap, and Hilton Head Island has Cranford Hollow. And in case you don’t know, that’s a good thing. Whether onstage or on any of their recordings, Cranford Hollow’s music and lyrical accompaniment…
Author:Kent Thune



Coping with the Loss of a Child

The natural progression of life is structured by milestones we have come to expect to reach. After we are born, we learn to crawl then walk, we finally ride a bike without training wheels, we dance at our first prom, we graduate from college and…
Author:Becca Edwards



Class of 2012

After throwing your cap into the air at graduation and counting your blessings that high school is finally over, the world is at your fingertips. Or is it? Few people are doing what they thought they’d be doing after graduation day. If you are, please…


Charlie’s L’Etoile Verte: Hilton Head Island Culinary Icon

Marking their thirty-fourth year on Hilton Head Island, Charlie’s L’Etoile Verte may surely claim iconic status. Cooking for and serving guests five days and six nights a week comes instinctively to their team, built solidly on the footings laid by founder Charlie Golson; where American…
Author:Kitty Bartell



NOURISH & NURTURE

When it comes to history, even as it relates to breastfeeding, I’m—wait for it—a sucker. (Yep, pun intended.) Given the fact that August is National Breastfeeding Month (which, for your first fun fact, was proclaimed in 2011) and recent news stories of irate people yelling…
Author:Becca Edwards



Bannon Law Group, LLC - Relationship-Based Law in the Lowcountry

The law careers of attorneys Jim Bannon and Meredith Bannon took rather winding routes before finding their forever-home in the Lowcountry, where their family business, Bannon Law Group, LLC, is serving clients with legal matters ranging from criminal defense to personal injury, and real estate…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Who will be CH2’s Bachelor of the Year?

Take a look at some of the hotties who have been nominated so far…and the local charities they are playing for! That’s right – this contest is a FUNdraiser. Do you know someone else who should be in this contest? It’s not too late –…
Author:Special to CH2



Arts Center’s Summer Concert Series: Gullah & Blues, Led Zeppelin, and 5th Dimension

There’s still plenty to celebrate about summer, and as August edges into Labor Day, there are three chances to celebrate great music at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Early August brings Gullah and Blues sensation Marlena Smalls and the Hallelujah Singers; next up the…
Author:Andrea Gannon



Business in the 21st Century - Two decades riding waves of change

Change is one thing that business does very well. It is, in fact, inevitable. Like tracking ocean waves, change is mercurial and may be hard to notice unless you are paying close attention. While some things inevitably remain constant, the speed at which change has…
Author:Kitty Bartell




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