May 2020



Editor's Note: May 2020

I saw fireflies blinking for the first time from my back deck a few days ago. It made me wonder if they had always been there. Was I too busy to notice? Or was the lack of cars on the road at night contributing to…
Author:Maggie Washo



The Heroes and the Helpers: COVID-19 brings out the Lowcountry’s best

A global pandemic doesn’t play favorites. Regardless of age, wealth or status, we’ve all been thrust into survival mode—every man for himself, fighting to stay alive. While some of us have resources to sustain us through this time of crisis, others do not. In addition…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Comfortable in Your Own Skin: Bluffton Pharmacy launches new skincare line exclusively for you

Perhaps the most fascinating thing about your skin is that there’s no other skin like it in the world. Maybe you run oily; maybe you run dry. Maybe you have a high pH; maybe it’s low. The unique balance of these and dozens of other…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Do You Believe in Miracles? COVID-19 survivor David Jackson celebrates another day of living

Some people believe that there is an appointed time for every man to die. Apparently, David Jackson’s time has not come. On March 11, 2020, the 59-year-old Beaufort resident awoke with a violent chill that wracked his body unlike anything he had experienced in 40 years.…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Kid-Friendly Immune Boosters: Keeping Them (and Yourself!) Strong in the Face of Health Threats

Mommies, this is a call-to-arms. You are your family’s first line of defense—and by extension, our nation’s—in the fight against disease! For many people, the scariest part of outbreaks is feeling like doctors do not have a cure. But in the case of viruses, our…
Author:Michele Roldán-Shaw



A Note From Our Mayors

A Note from Mayor McCann Rethinking Our Lives Post Coronavirus The coronavirus pandemic has given me multiple reasons to pause and think about how we live and work, how we conduct business, and how we govern. Over the last two months, our lives have changed dramatically, and…
Author:John McCann, Lisa Sulka



Adventures in Homeschooling

Heather Quinn moves “Cool School” closer to the snacks with daughters Rosie and Ella Grace. “My kids are literally climbing the walls; “my children learned to write their names in Sharpie all over our living room”; “I’m cherishing every moment”; “I’m really questioning traditional school.” These…
Author:Heather Quinn



Building a virtual world: Stay calm and carry on, online

As the COVID-19 crisis has upended our lives throughout the month of April, we continue to work together to find some sense of normalcy, while doing our best to flatten the curve. One of the great challenges beyond the extra precaution required to avoid the…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



At Your Service: Superior Services expands from heating and air to serve as a one-stop shop for your home

Dave Miller, owner of Superior Services In its natural state, air expands to fill a space. That’s just science. They say that nature abhors a vacuum, but air loves it; if air finds a spot where it’s needed, it will rush right in to fill it. About…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Quarantine in the time of COVID-19

Just like everything in our collective “world” right now, fashion looks a little different this month. With businesses shut down and social distancing the hot new buzz word of the month, we decided to do something a little different for our May fashion spread. Keeping a…
Author:Special to CH2



“Shelter” at Home: How local animal care organizations have weathered COVID-19 and what they need from us now

Rolling into May 2020 like we all just fell out of the back of a pickup, there are mixed feelings about what we’ve been through and how to approach the “staged re-entry.” Wondering about the new normal, we’re behaving a bit munchkin-esque, emerging on tip-toe…
Author:Amy Bartlett



Finding the Positive: Area restaurants step up with strategies to meet the challenges of COVID-19

Through hurricanes, evacuation orders, a workforce shortage and fluctuating tourist seasons, Hilton Head Island and Bluffton hospitality leaders have learned to be versatile, strategic, and positive through challenging circumstances. When Governor Henry McMaster ordered all South Carolina restaurants to close dine-in services, local restaurant owners…
Author:Mandy Matney



Skyscape Reborn: Witness the glorious transformation of this historic Sea Pines home

A custom fabricated book-matched porcelain slab fireplace is the centerpiece of the main living area; an exterior shot of Skyscape shows off the impressive architectural skills of the Parker Design Group; the front entrance was rebuilt to add windows and steel framed glass entry doors John…
Author:Barry Kaufman




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