January 2019 Issue



Nominations Are Now Open for CH2's Most Adorable Pet Contest 2019!

CH2 Magazine will donate a dollar for each pet entered into CH2’s 2019 Most Adorable Pet Contest. (Up to $1,000 total) In the form below, please choose which local 501c3 animal charity should receive a donation in your pet’s name. The 10 pets with the…
Author:CH2/CB2



A Beach Walk for Recovery

In Memory of Ricky Stewart Jr.
An Afternoon of Fun, Food & Music!

Author:Special to CH2



This & That: January 2019 Edition

A Series of Fortunate Events, interesting news and a hodge-podge of other items. You know…this and that! If you would like to submit something for this special section, please email m.washo@celebratehiltonhead.com. If we have room and it’s appropriate for public consumption, we’ll be happy to oblige.…
Author:Special to CH2



5 Drinks With: Lucky Rooster Chef d’Cuisine Phillip Sirmans

The bass-playing rock star from Cranford Hollow talks his culinary background, Amish transportation, and the secret to keeping a whole band fed for $40. Long-time CH readers may recall the “Five Drinks With” column from the magazine’s early years, penned by local legend Tom Bastek. With…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Big, Bad, Bulging, Bug Bites … is There a Hay Fever Connection?

Spring is coming, and that means warmer weather is right around the corner. It also means the return of mosquitoes and other bothersome insects, which are more active during warmer months. For most of us, these insects are nothing more than a minor annoyance. For…
Author:Dr. Thomas Beller



BJVIM Offering Laser Eye Screenings

It’s a very Happy New Year at Greater Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine (BJVIM) with the recent addition of a new Laser Eye Machine, designed for early detection of eye diseases in diabetic patients. The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) selected BJVIM as…
Author:Dot Jeger



The Keys to Success in Budgets and Diets

If you made a New Year’s resolution for 2019, there’s a 90 percent chance it was either to improve your finances or to lose weight. However, based on historic averages in the United States, there’s also a 90 percent chance that your resolutions will fail…
Author:Kent Thune



CBD

Cannabidiol, or CBD. It’s not pot, but it’s not, not pot—at least that is what many people think. But let’s “toke” a closer look. Marijuana contains both tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, as well as only trace amounts of CBD. When cooked or smoked, THC stimulates a…
Author:Becca Edwards



January 2019: Editor's Note

With this issue, we begin another trip around the sun. I hope we get snow again like we did last January. That’s a real treat for a former New Yorker like myself, although I may get hate mail for saying that. After many months of fundraising,…
Author:Maggie Washo



Ask Dr. Mikell: When a Moles isn’t a Mole

Moles are quite common and can occur anywhere on the skin. Most moles are acquired as one ages, and in some cases will wither away in old age. Although moles are a normal skin condition, care should be taken if they exhibit changes in size,…
Author:Oswald Lightsey Mikell, MD



A Note From Bluffton's Mayor

The holidays are full of festivity and events in Bluffton. We mark the beginning of this time with our annual Christmas tree lighting and parade. This took place the first weekend in December, but I wanted to thank all of our staff for spending “off”-hour…
Author:Lisa Sulka



The Doctor is In: May River Flooring now accepting new patients

My wife jokes that I’m the flooring doctor,” said Kenny Nix of May River Flooring. He must like the moniker that his wife Heather came up with for him, as he recently changed his Instagram handle to reflect his new PhD: floordoctor843. While he may not…
Author:Barry Kaufman



The New Tax Law

If you did not prepare for the New Tax Law in 2018 do not delay; now is the time to start preparing for 2019. The new tax law has created some new planning opportunities. Here are a few changes of note: Kiddie tax rules A child’s unearned…
Author:homas Dowling CFA, CFP®, CIMA®



Hip Check: Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Chad T. Zehms: from the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field to the rolling fairways of Hilton Head Island

There is a world of difference between Green Bay, Wisconsin and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Especially this time of year. There is, however, one place where the two may as well be one and the same. “I live in Sea Pines now, and we discovered…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Salt of the Earth: Pure Salt Studios introduces new concept of wellness

You settle into your chair, soothed already by the low light and gentle crunch of salt on the floor beneath your feet, like traipsing among sand dunes. Gradually, the gentle chimes, the slow-burning glow of lights concealed behind a wall of Himalayan salt and the…
Author:Barry Kaufman



The New Old Standby: Santa Fe Café.. The constant reinvention of an island institution.

Common wisdom states that if something isn’t broken, don’t fix it. It’s essentially a way of reinforcing stasis and stagnation, implying that change is almost never for the better. That common wisdom doesn’t apply to Santa Fe Café. Here, despite the many things that stay the…
Author:Barry Kaufman



A Doctor for Your Health, A Financial Planner for Your Wealth

With the new year upon us, many people start thinking about their health and finances. The two are actually intertwined and very similar. A visit to a financial planner early in the year can set you up for a financially healthy 2019. As a CERTIFIED…
Author:Pat Sokolowski



BACHELORETTE OF THE YEAR - 2019... VANESSA STEWART

If you, the readers of CH2 simply chose our Bachelorette of the Year on beauty, Vanessa Stewart would still be a clear winner. If you voted primarily on whether you know someone, she’d probably still win. But there’s more to the winning Bachelorette than a…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Bluffton Pharmacy: Commitment to personalized customer service continues to set local drug store apart

A career in the medical field was almost a certainty for Jim Sauter, whose family has had at least one person working in the healthcare field since 1903. His mother was a nurse and his father a doctor, and Sauter always planned to follow in…
Author:Justin Jarrett



Love Me Two Times: The Frugal Fashionista

For January’s fashion feature, we went, literally, where someone has been before. Taking a cue from Molly Ringwald’s character in Pretty in Pink, our stylist went thrifting and consignment shopping to show what’s possible on a budget. Vintage is always in, and you can find some…
Author:Special to CH2



Meet Attorney Dave Geis: Vietnam vet, attorney, and member of the community, Geis is definitely no shark.

Dave Geis returned from the Vietnam War and went directly into law school, graduating from Fordham Law School (JD) and NYU Law School (LLM). His first career position was as a Confidential Law Clerk in the New York State Judicial System, and he eventually became…
Author:Parker Hitchens



Musicians in Bathrooms: Whitley Deputy

What’s your sign? It’s red. It has eight sides and it says “STOP IT!” Whenever someone asks me what my sign is, I always say, “Cancer” or “Gemini” or something that I’m not, and they’re always like, “Oh, that totally makes sense” lol. I believe a…
Author:Special to CH2



Get the Message: Sentext Solutions gives businesses a direct line to their customers.

There are no shortages of ways businesses can reach their customers these days. You can Tweet. You can Instagram. You can Facebook. You can flood their inboxes with your newsletters they more than likely will never open. In short, you can do what every other…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Pure Barre: Ready, Set, Change!

Kara Raehn, owner of Pure Barre Hilton Head Island and Pure Barre Bluffton, with her son Cohen. There’s something about a clean slate on the calendar that cries out for change. And if you are like millions of people around the globe, one of your goals…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



The Silver Garden: Where Jewelry and Art Tell a Story

Jim and Linda Saylor sit with their miniature schnauzer, Sarah, in their newly expanded shop in the Village Exchange. When does a piece of jewelry or a work of art become more than the sum of its materials? When it tells a story. Stepping into The Silver…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Meet Your Lowcountry Dentists

Dr. Jim Mason Adventure Pediatric Dentistry What is your field of expertise? We specialize in conservative pediatric dental treatment along with the growth and development of our little ones. We offer the only Solea® pediatric laser in South Carolina. Where did you study dentistry? Medical College of Virginia for dental…
Author:Special to CH2



Florida Springs: Pure Magic in the Sunshine State

You’re longing for that perfect shade of crystal water—Caribbean blue, swimming pool blue, dreamy vision of the tropics. But have you ever seen it surrounded by a ring of cypress trees, or in an unexpected swim hole along a blackwater river, or flowing out a…
Author:Michele Roldán-Shaw




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