July 2019 Issue



5 Drinks with: Mike Wagner, operations manager for Hilton Head Island Shore Beach Services

He’s drinking: Peanut butter and banana smoothie I’m drinking:Strawberry and banana smoothie They’re a ubiquitous presence on the beaches of Hilton Head Island. From their perches, our lifeguards gaze out over a sea of visitors and locals alike, looking to keep them safe from riptides, wildlife, and…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Notes on Paddling with Alligators

There exists in humanity a deep-seated psychological revulsion toward alligators, an ancestral horror at the reptilian jaws of death. For better or worse, I was born without this fear. Over the years of hiking and paddling the Lowcountry, my encounters with them have always been…
Author:Michele Roldán-Shaw



Anger Management and Women

What sets you off? Is it looming deadlines? Family members pulling you in too many directions? Or, maybe being stuck behind someone who does not understand traffic circles? For me, it can be all of the above, and I have noticed I am more prone…
Author:Becca Edwards



Beat the Heat: What to do when summer is too hot to handle

When the hot, sultry dog days of summer settle in over the Lowcountry, the beach still beckons, the golf courses call, but sometimes a body just craves a little air-conditioned relief. Whether you are an area resident or one of our seasonal guests, you may…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Blisk Financial Group

How many tears have you cried over financial spilled milk? Maybe you hit the panic button during a market downturn only to watch your investments rebound in a short period of time. Perhaps you got out at a good time but waited too long to…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Editor's Note: July 2019

Our area plays host to around 2 million visitors over the course of the year, and in no month is that more evident than July. The roads are packed with SUV’s, festooned with car-top carriers, those cutesy stickers detailing how many children and animals they…
Author:Maggie Washo



Do you want the government to help pay your health care costs? There is a way!

I am sure I don’t need to tell you that health care costs are a major expense these days. Even though my wife and I are healthy, we have two active boys, and they get sick or hurt from time to time. It’s inevitable. Additionally,…
Author:Article By Thomas M. Dowling CFA, CFP®, CIMA®



A Note From Our Mayors

A Note from John McCann Town Council Teamwork Leads to Progress “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” —Babe…
Author:John McCann, Lisa Sulka



PEMF: What is it, and How Can it Benefit Me?

We all know the electric car company Tesla, run by the flamboyant entrepreneur Elon Musk. However, many people do not know Musk’s Tesla was inspired by the late nineteenth century inventor, Nikola Tesla. It was the ingenuity of Tesla which first demonstrated the restorative principles…
Author:Melissa Star



Road Trippin': Two adults, three kids, one giant RV. It’s the classic summer road trip survival story.

I’m still not sure whose idea it was to cram our entire family into an RV and cruise around the West Coast for our annual family vacation, but I haven’t ruled out Tom Selleck. Selleck, as you may know, served as the pitchman for the “Go…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Sleep. Many of us don’t get enough of it. Experts claim that on average adults need seven to eight hours of sleep per night for optimal health. However, a third of U.S. adults bank 6.3 (or fewer) hours. To get a local perspective, I conducted…
Author:Becca Edwards



Understanding Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cells exist in an undifferentiated state in our bodies. They are capable of dividing and renewing themselves over a long period of time. Also, in adults, stem cells can become other cells to aid in tissue healing, repair and regeneration. If you think about…
Author:John P. Batson, MD, FASCM



Life is Too Short to Skip Dessert: Indulge your sweet tooth without the side of guilt

(Disclaimer: This article is not intended to replace advice from your doctor. If you have a medical condition that requires you to eliminate or restrict sugar, by all means do as you’re told!) Have you heard the bad news about sugar? If not, a quick Google…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



The Cove: Hilton Head Regional Healthcare on the leading edge with geriatric behavioral health unit

Growing older does not always come easily. There can be both physical and mental losses, but that does not mean there is a need to give up on happiness and contentment. Hilton Head Regional Healthcare (HHRH) recently opened its new geriatric behavioral health unit at…
Author:Daisy Burroughs



On Set with Denim Richards: C2 gets the inside scoop from one of Hollywood’s rising stars

Styled by Palmettoes in Sea Pines Center

Author:Iain Denholm



Hilton Head Hearing Service: We’re Listening! - Compassionate care for all your hearing needs

Compassion is often born of pain—a shared experience that allows us to connect to someone else’s suffering and perhaps help them solve a problem or feel less alone. Such was the case for hearing instrument specialist Steven Suminski, who has made a career of helping…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Musicians in Bathrooms: Lowcountry Boil

Special thanks to John Donaldson for hosting our shoot at his Rose Hill Estate.

Author:Special to CH2



Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina presents Harbourfest! Summer celebration a benefit to all

You know it’s officially summer when you see fireworks lighting up the skies over Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina and Broad Creek on Tuesday nights. The annual HarbourFest tradition that began 31 years ago has become one of the most highly anticipated events for our…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



The Pink Pineapple: Making fashion fun again

Jan Davis, Susan Davis and Ellie Smith with the store mascot, Hannah. For most women, shopping isn’t a mission. It’s an excursion: think mini-vacation, therapy session, and party, all in one! That’s what you’ll get at The Pink Pineapple, where owner Susan Davis makes sure everyone…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Golf and Ocean Views Inspire Storybook Wedding: Kate and Drew Cornet say “I do” at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

Dreams are a lot like wishes. When they come true, it’s not a matter of conjuring up a genie or getting lucky. Turning a dream into reality requires imagination and vision, followed by meticulous planning, purposeful action, and lots of team work. At least that’s…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Wedding Gowns Through the Decades

Styling by Kaila Jeffcoat
Hair and Makeup by Courtney Marine of Bride’s Side Beauty
Florals by Gardenias Event Floral
Modeled by Ashley and Oxana of Halo Model & Talent

Author:Special to CH2



What to Wear to a Summer Wedding in the South

Gigi’s Boutique – Kim Little Fish BOATEAK simple pearl necklace in gold ($58); Coach Tea Rose square sunglasses ($195—Pearle Vision); Persifor Brie dress, small leaf ($188), Little Fish BOATEAK Schooner Earrings ($68); Gigi’s Han clutch ($42); eNewton Worthy Pattern 4mm bead bracelet ($28 each); eNewton Pearl…
Author:Special to CH2



Wild Birds Unlimited: Your ticket to the best show in town.

While we are bombarded with instant information and entertainment every day, one of the most riveting shows of all is taking place right outside of our doors—no subscription or electronic devices required. You can watch for free any time, but when you’re ready to tune…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins




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