March 2019 Issue



dluxe: Where Luxury Basics Meet Effortless Style

Is your closet dying? Is it overstuffed with nothing? If your wardrobe needs resuscitation, head over to Main Street Village and poke around in Hilton Head Island’s newest and most chic boutique, dluxe, where popular local hairstylist Deborah Roncorati is on a mission to whelp…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Five Drinks with David Lauderdale

The celebrated journalist represents his (sort of) Irish roots as grand marshal for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade He’s drinking: Palmetto Brewing Co. Huger Street IPA (which David points out is traditionally pronounced “YOU-jee”) I’m drinking: Guinness, because it’s never too early to celebrate St. Patrick’s…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Eight Things I’ve Learned in Eight Decades: Charlie Davis

On Leadership As a young lieutenant fresh out of basic school in Quantico, Virginia, I was taught the following: Lead from the front, not from behind; don’t expect your Marines to do anything you are not willing to do yourself; and the day you get too…
Author:Special to CH2



What You Need to Know About the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Are you getting screwed by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act? If you are a professional business owner in a specified service trade or business (SSTB), due to some specifications in the law, you may not reap the same benefits as others. Why does it…
Author:Thomas Dowling, CFP®



New Beaufort Memorial Keyserling Cancer Center Opens New Partnership with Alliance Oncology and MUSC Expands Cancer Services in the county

Beaufort Memorial Hospital (BMH)—in partnership with Alliance Oncology, a division of Alliance HealthCare Services, and the Medical University of South Carolina Health System (MUSC Health)—recently opened its new Keyserling Cancer Center on the hospital’s main campus, bringing all of the hospital’s cancer services under one…
Author:Special to CH2



Luxurious Closets

Do you remember the closet you had as a child? If it was anything like mine, the closet itself was barely larger than the entrance leading into it. The extent of my personalization was to add a mirror on the inside of the door with…
Author:Dena Brown



John Cranford’s Coligny Theatre

Calling all ’80s babies (and anyone who likes ’80s movies), name the movie with these lines: Marty McFly: Wait a minute. Wait a minute, Doc. Ah… are you telling me that you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean? Dr. Emmett Brown: The way I…
Author:Becca Edwards



Hey, What Do You Say? Let’s Eat Out

The cafeteria in the Student Union at the Big Ten university in my home town, a local pizza joint, and a McDonald’s, encapsulate my earliest memories of eating out. An inauspicious start, however, each contribute to the pitter-patter-flutter of my heartstrings to this day whenever…
Author:Lynnie Leavenworth



March 2019 Editor's Note

Whenever I walk into a school, I feel re-energized. There’s just something wonderful about being around young people and their bright-eyed optimism. Just about anything is possible at that age—the world is their oyster. The challenge for teachers, parents and mentors is to gently observe…
Author:Maggie Washo



(More Than) Just Cushions: Celebrating 25 years, Just Cushions expands into a one-stop-shop for your home

There’s a subtle fib hidden in the name Just Cushions, the three-generation family business established by Larry Setola, Sr. in 1994. If not a subtle fib, then at least a half truth. And it lies in the 50 percent of the name consisting of the…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Searching for the Value of “X”: Five life lessons I didn’t learn in school

Algebra. It baffled me. I could never figure out what “x” was, nor could I understand why it mattered. I excelled in every other subject, because I could memorize what I needed to know for the test and ace it every time. But the truth…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



An Evening Under the Sea: HHCA presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid

With a 20-piece live orchestra, 140 costumes and a cast of 54, Hilton Head Christian Academy’s spring production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid brings an evening under the sea to the Lowcountry. Audiences will be treated to the tale of Ariel the mermaid’s otherworldly ocean…
Author:Charlie Clark



Local Fruits: A Personal Reminiscence

I grew up on a farm, and there was nothing so sweet as snatching a handful of ripe berries from the patch, precariously plucking the prettiest apple off the highest branch, or baking a pie from the pie-cherry tree with Mommy. Later in life, I…
Author:Michele Roldán-Shaw



Run a Good Race

Four years ago, I stood poised (not poised as in calm, cool and collected … poised as in standing still waiting for what was next) at the top of a mountain with my ski instructor. I explained that I was running a half marathon in…
Author:Courtney Hampson



A Note From Our Mayors

A Note from John McCann USCB Campus Opens World of Opportunities for All For all, the new University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Hilton Head Island campus opens a world of opportunities. Students who will matriculate at this beautiful facility have access to the most advanced learning environment…
Author:John McCann, Lisa Sulka



Five Ways to Get Your Home List-Ready This Spring

Spring is right around the corner, and that means we’re entering into selling season. Spring brings warmer weather but more competition. Colette Stevenson, chief executive officer of Multiple Listing Service of Hilton Head Island (HHIMLS), shares her expertise and tips on how you can take…
Author:Jamie Yarborough



Future of the Free Press: Safe in the hands of Bluffton fifth graders at Red Cedar Elementary School

Coleman Jacobi and David Fisher How did a teacher get stuck in the elevator? Which animals in Beaufort County are endangered? What instruments are instrumental in Foxes Jam? Why is a horseshoe considered lucky? Find these answers and more when you pick up a copy of…
Author:Laura Jacobi



Great Expectations: How Technology is Dramatically Changing Education in the Lowcountry and Beyond

In today’s world of rapidly shifting technology, no one can be sure what the typical workplace will look like in 10 years, let alone 15 or 20. But Hilton Head Christian Academy is on the forefront of ensuring that technology and how and where it’s…
Author:Tori Hayes



Vera Stewart: ‘Sassy Southern Sparkplug’ – As Seen on TV

When Vera Stewart speaks, right off the bat you know two things: (1) she’s Southern through and through (2) in spite of accomplishments “beyond her wildest dreams,” she’s still firmly grounded right here on earth. I dial in for our phone interview. “How are ya?” she…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Windermere Insurance Group: Personalized Protection, Professional Care

Your house burned down. A hurricane ripped off your roof. A burglar made off with your jewelry. Do you know where your insurance agent is? Choosing an insurance representative is a bit like finding the right doctor or lawyer. You want someone knowledgeable and experienced who…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Certified Master Chef Dine Around: The Ford Plantation

Passing through the main gate into The Ford Plantation, a Platinum Club in Richmond Hill, Georgia, about 20 miles southwest of Savannah, you leave behind the bustle of an obviously fast-growing city, and instantly feel miles away. An equestrian center’s white horse fences to your…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr.



The Family Bakery: Take a seat at The French Bakery, be welcomed as family

A delightful selection of sweet treats and pastries at the French Bakery in Shelter Cove Towne Centre. If you’re going to catch Marek Belka, owner and proprietor of The French Bakery, you have to be quick. “If somebody wants to see me, I tell them to…
Author:Barry Kaufman



A Custom Homebuilder Builds His Own Dream House: Search for the perfect neighborhood leads Front Light’s Matt Green to Oldfield

Builder – Front Light Building Company . Décor – JKN Staging and Designs

Author:Lucy Rosen



The New Lowcountry: Jacoby & Sons presents an entirely new take on tradition in this stunning Hampton Lake home

There’s a reason they’re referred to as “the trappings of tradition.” Too often, they can be a trap. Refer to a home as a “Lowcountry” home, and you’re immediately held to an architectural style that, while beautiful, offers limitations. But as with any trap, the…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Musicians in Bathrooms: Vintage Four—A Barbershop Quartet

Musicians: Bill “Duke” Andrus, Jim Chessman, Mike “Squeak” Dorsey, Brian Franck What’s your sign? Bill Andrus: Leo Jim Chessman: Leo Mike Dorsey: Pisces Brian Frank: Leo Most underrated song that in your opinion should be a classic. BA: “God Bless America” JC: “Lost in the Fifties Tonight” MD: “The Meadow”—Joe Walsh BF: “Over the…
Author:Special to CH2



Is Private School the Right Fit for your Child? Beaufort County offers many options

When parents hold their newborn child in their arms, the minds of the newly crowned mom and dad naturally drift off to the kid’s future. “Will my sweet daughter be the first female president?” “Will my son cure cancer or be the NFL MVP?” Then…
Author:Laura Jacobi



Savannah Hardscapes and Surfaces: Tucked away on the road to Savannah is a hidden gem with worlds to explore.

We’ve all driven by it, on that long road to Savannah. Pushed to the brink of white-line fever by the seemingly endless stretch of live oaks and small-town Lowcountry splendor of Pritchardville, we suddenly snap to at the relative return to civilization that is Hardeeville’s…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Renegades of Food: The rebellious spirit of the speakeasy lives on in Whiskey Room

It’s almost hard to believe that there was a time in this nation’s history when simply ordering a drink was considered an act of civil disobedience. Spirited away in speakeasies all across the country, brave drinkers imbibed these contraband spirits together in defiance of the…
Author:Barry Kaufman



This & That: March 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



2019 Restaurant Round-Up

The Old Fort Pub As Charles Fraser’s vision of Hilton Head Island was coming to fruition in the early 1970s, he commissioned one of the island’s art community pioneers, illustrator Frank Ballantine, to design a waterfront restaurant overlooking Skull Creek in Hilton Head Plantation, adjacent to…
Author:Special to CH2




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