September 2020 Issue



2020: Mompreneurs

As if being a mother wasn’t hard enough. These women are running businesses, raising children and attempting to fill in the teaching holes left by no public schools in session. Wonder Women indeed.

Author:Special to CH2



2020: The Faces of Food & Beverage

Branco & Flora Raiac Flora’s Italian Café In times like these, when some restaurant patrons are feeling insecure about dining out, Branco and Flora Raiac, owners of Flora’s Italian Café on Hilton Head Island, are pleased to extend a warm, albeit socially distant welcome as they continue…
Author:Special to CH2



Taste of Europe

Hungarian culture boasts many rich traditions. A country filled with colorful people and striking architecture can also brag about its tempting cuisine. Taste of Europe chef and co-owner Timea Szanto is passionate about preparing authentic dishes. From the capital city of Budapest, she and her Dominican-born…
Author:Nina Greenplate



You Are Not Alone: Reading this may lead to children!

For some, the idea of fostering or adoption has been dinging in your heart like a seatbelt alarm, loud and unignorable: the pitter patter of tiny feet, or a pair of size 13s by the front door, or a pantry full of Pop-Tarts for five…
Author:Amy Bartlett



NuBODIA: Merging Nutrition, Body, Biology

2020: it’s a time when everything feels out of our control. The good news is that we live in an era where we can hand-select a lot of things in our lives. Customization is at the forefront of how we make choices—from exactly what toppings…
Author:Dr. Ravina Balchandani



A Note from our Mayors

A Note from John McCann Hiring New Town Manager is Major Responsibility Before the end of this year, Hilton Head Island’s Town Council will have fulfilled its most important role: the selection of a new town manager. When current town manager Steve Riley announced his retirement in…
Author:John McCann, Lisa Sulka



Your Guide to Dining Out … Alone

Are you eager to dine out but your usual gal pals are social distancing? With public opinion divided on the safety of gathering with family and friends, it’s easy to end up eating at home despite local restaurants being open and hungry for business. Perhaps…
Author:Danielle Daily



Building a New Healthy Habit: Creating a lifestyle, restaurant, and brand with owners Nick Bergelt & Andrea Roberts

The Bergelts reached a point where several issues were converging, crossing a decade threshold, encountering family health issues, and watching their own health fracture in certain ways. “We’d been opening a restaurant almost every other year and burning the candle at both ends,” Nick recalled.…
Author:Amy Bartlett



Building a Better Sandbox Children’s Museum: A beloved island institution turns the page on COVID and readies for its next chapter.

The new Sandbox will include 1,200 square feet of outdoor exhibits including a climbing wall, a musical wall, a water exhibit and a kayak simulator. If there is any silver lining to be found in the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s this: Parents everywhere have developed a newfound…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Peak Performance Fitness Center: Whether you’re just starting your fitness journey or are a seasoned fitness fanatic, it’s never too soon or too late to reach for a new peak.

Tired of exercising and not seeing the payoff? Maybe you’re new to working out and feeling insecure. Or perhaps you are an athlete who is striving to up your game. Wherever you are on your fitness journey, if you’re not reaching your goals or are…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Musician in Bathrooms featuring Campfire Tyler

Special Thanks to Mick Poolen and Michael Gump for helping us locate an outhouse.

Author:Special to CH2



Eggs ’n’ tricities: New owner preserves Old Town vibe

from left to right: Joan Walsnovich, Georgia Holaus (owner), Andrea Crews, Patsy Hodge and mascot, Arlo. Georgia Holaus woke up one morning and said to herself, “I’m too young to do nothing. I need a job.” Having lived in Bluffton for five years, she was already…
Author:Cheryl Alexander



Editor's Note: You’re Missing All the Good Stuff

If a picture is worth 1000 words, how many words is a video worth? And how much does that cost? These are the things that swirl through my mind when I’m wide awake at 4 a.m., contemplating how media has changed so drastically in the…
Author:Maggie Washo



Joining the Club: Amid the pandemic, more and more of us are enjoying the golf cart lifestyle on offer at Club Car.

From Left to Right: Amanda Riley, Clif Rogers, Kameron Postlethwait, Dick Armstrong, Becky Weis, Barry Cook, Jamie Swafford, Becky Andrews, Mac Andrews, Ben Andrews, Annie Andrews, Ken Riley, Lenny Santiago, Kayla Swafford, David Nettles and Tim Carroll. The side effects of the COVID-19 virus itself are…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Advanced Aesthetics Academy: Offering basic esthetics, advanced esthetics, continuing education courses, licensed esthetic courses

Advanced Aesthetics Academy is gearing up for an exciting curriculum expansion with new programs being announced soon. Now, more than ever, this is a beneficial time for students to familiarize themselves with an academy that can move them into their professional future and advance their…
Author:Amy Bartlett



Jesse Blanco Eat It and Like It … Undressed

Jesse Blanco is, no doubt, one of the Lowcountry’s most popular media personalities. In fact, Blanco and his show, Eat It and Like It, have become synonymous with food in the region. But what you might not realize is the diversity and point of view…
Author:Cheryl Alexander



8 Bartenders We Love

In times like these, there is nothing more important than self-care. To truly get your heart and mind balanced, you can turn to a psychiatrist. To ease your anxieties and calm your nerves, you can turn to a pharmacist. To share your concerns and get…
Author:Special to CH2




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