Steel Magnolias & Coastal Stage Productions: A Recipe for Success

Hear that ’80’s music? That laughter? That ugly dog barkin’? The constant hummm from the hair dryer? And, that bang from distant gun fire? Gun fire? Yes, gun fire. (This is after-all, wedding season in the South.) Mix all of these sounds together with the…
Author:Special to CH2



7th Annual Latino Food Festival to benefit VIM

The story started with a sick little boy in Central America and peaked with a successful inaugural event at Hilton Head Island’s new park at Shelter Cove. The people who made it happen are generous members of the local Latino community who call themselves Latinos…
Author:Joe Distelheim



The Many faces of Food & Beverage 2016

Eat, Drink and be Merry and remember to tip your server

Author:Special to CH2



Coastal Hospitality at the Heart of SERG

Listed in Order from Left to Right: Chris Spargur, Alan Wolf, Tony Chism, Justin Warstler, Lori Craven, Nick Unagnst, Rob Jordan, Jim Loniero, Steve Carb, Brad Blake, Paul Norris, Nicole Cibelli, Tony Arcuri, Phil LeClaire, Mike Marignoni and Tim Onorato SERG has set a new…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Spotlight on Root Vegetables: Know Your Roots

Radish A root vegetable related to the turnip and horseradish family, with a crisp texture and a peppery hot flavor. The hotness of the radish varies from mild to very strong, depending on the age and type. Beets The color of a beet is a good indicator…
Author:Special to CH2



Pure Barre Hilton Head Island: Challenge your Body, Change your Life

Breaking news: Shrinking waistlines, lifted seats and toned thighs have been sighted in the vicinity of Shelter Cove Towne Centre on Hilton Head Island. An investigation has determined that Pure Barre Hilton Head Island is the organization responsible. Eye witnesses report a close-knit group with…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



The Good and Bad of Smartphones

Can you remember what life was like before cell phones? If you were born in the twentieth century, you might recall long curly cords, pay phones, and monthly phone bills lower than $50. Now think of how far telephonic technology has advanced in just one generation:…
Author:Kent Thune



MUSC Ranked No. 1 in South Carolina

MUSC was named by U.S. News & World Report as the number one hospital in South Carolina and one of the country’s top 50 hospitals in the treatment of ear, nose and throat disorders; gynecology; nephrology; urology; and cancer. MUSC also was high performing in…
Author:Special to CH2



Line in the Sand: What is Pokemon GO?

OPINION 1: BARRY KAUFMAN Gather round the emerald glow of Old Man Kaufman’s vintage 1989 Game Boy, kiddies, and let me tell you a story about the old days. You see, back in my day we didn’t have your Pokémons and your Zippyflorps and your Voopdoopers.…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson



C2 Fashion: Moving from summer into fall

Hair and Makeup by: Bride’s Side Beauty · Special thanks to Megan Gordon with Halo Model and Talent Agency

Author:Special to CH2



Italian Heritage Festival back for 7th year

Back for a seventh year, celebrating rich, colorful, Italian culture, is the annual Italian Heritage Festival that honors the Feast of San Gennaro, as celebrated by the Italian-American Club of Hilton Head (IACHH). Saturday, September 17, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., join the fun outdoors at…
Author:Special to CH2



Foods to Make You Smarter

Do you want to know how to think faster and sharper to get that big project done? Or do you wonder why your brain often seems to be in a fog? Whether you want to strengthen your cognitive abilities or you would like to prevent…
Author:Kent Thune



Fall Food Festivals

Edisto Beach Music & Shag Fest Friday, Sept. 2, noon-7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 3, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 4, noon-3 p.m. Dance to Shem Creek Boogie Band, The Entertainers, Shag Doctorz, East Coast Party Band and Band of Oz. The park opens at noon on Friday and Sunday…
Author:Special to CH2



Editor's Note: A Decade of Celebrating

Is it just me, or do accomplishments and goals lose their luster in the rearview mirror? What seems like such a momentous occasion in the future becomes old hat once you achieve it. My mom says I have a touch of my father’s “Is that…
Author:Maggie Washo



Cruise Control: How to Change a Habit

I often joke that my car knows the way to the gym whether I am in it or not. In the near future, cars may be that smart, but for now, I’m still in the driver’s seat each morning with the exception of Sunday when…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Cornmeal: The Southern, Soulful, Staple

Indigenous foods are ones first discovered, prepared, and eaten in the region of the world from which they hail. Asia has rice; in Europe it’s apples and hogs; the Middle East has lentils; for Africa it’s watermelon and guinea fowl; the Mediterranean has figs and…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Celebrate America: Hilton Head Choral Society presents “This Land I Love”

With the Olympics, the election and the camaraderie displayed recently in our nation, it’s a great year to celebrate the land of the free and the home of the brave. And what better way to honor our great nation than through song? Join the Hilton…
Author:Emily Campbell



Meals Made Easy: New Trends in Catering

Are you hungry for a tasty, home-cooked meal or thinking about entertaining the neighbors? Do you want to serve something simp-licious (simple + delicious)? Maybe something classic like Salmon Rockefeller. Or perhaps something trendy yet casual like a Mediterranean pizza with fresh spinach, sundried tomatoes,…
Author:Becca Edwards



Bomboras Grille & The Art Café: A Perfect Pairing

Some things are just better together: wine and cheese; bare feet and sand; children and puppies. For the Whitehead family, Bomboras Grille and The Art Café are just such a perfect pairing. This family of creative entrepreneurs has brought together their two Hilton Head Island…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Birdie James: Taking Flight

For owner Michelle Taylor, her lovely new boutique, Birdie James in Shelter Cove Towne Centre, is about being easy, chic, and authentic. “I want this experience to be about making women feel comfortable.” And with a heart for Southern hospitality, she said, “This space is…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Bachelor of the Year 2017 Nominees- Part 2

Who will be CH2’s Bachelor of the Year?

Author:Special to CH2



September Begins a New Season at the Arts Center: It’s a Doozy!

When the kids go back to school, and the Labor Day traffic is soon to be a distant memory, rest assured the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina is ready to wow and dazzle with a whole new season! Following a hugely successful 2015-16—and also a…
Author:Andrea Gannon



Realtor Andy Twisdale: The Ambassador of Advocacy

If official titles were granted by the Town of Hilton Head Island, Realtor Andy Twisdale would surely be awarded that of Ambassador of Advocacy. Currently serving his sixth year as trustee on the South Carolina RPAC (REALTORS® Political Action Committee) board of trustees for the…
Author:Kitty Bartell



Celebrate Hilton Head: A Decade of Change

The passage of time is celebrated as an anniversary. The passage of distance is celebrated as a milestone. Ten years ago, when Celebrate Hilton Head magazine—now CH2 and CB2 magazine—first laid ink to paper and started their Lowcountry publishing journey, the world was moving at…
Author:Kitty Bartell




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