July 2012


Near the back of Salon Artistry, past the immaculate waiting area and its floral-print chairs and modern artwork, past the elegant product displays and a to the right of a gleaming row of cleansing backwash systems and processing space, there is a beige-and-black rectangular framed…
Author:David Gignilliat

The Art Of Being Two Faced: Silicone Sister vs. The Lowcountry Boil Band

DEAR DIARY, A peculiar and rare discovery was uncovered by CH2 recently. A box of diaries, three with pristine covers and crisp-lined journal entries with notes in the margins, and three with glam rock stickers, lip-stick imprints and unidentified stains over hard to read chicken scratch.…
Author:Lindsay Hawkins

Line in the sand july 2012

Frank’s Opinion This thing just gets weirder and weirder. A year ago, Courtney and I locked horns over the institution of marriage. She, although newly bespoken at the time, argued unsuccessfully that marriage is outdated. I, a lifelong bachelor, argued successfully in marriage’s favor. Now we’ve…
Author:Frank Dunne, Jr. & Courtney Hampson

The Strive to Thrive - Selecting a Preschool

Sending your child into the world to attend preschool is one of the first of many milestones in his or her little life that may cause some, or even a lot, of separation anxiety. While the preschooler may experience some anxiety, it is often the…
Author:Kitty Bartell

It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere!

This Month: Truffles Cafe at Sea Pines Center
Almost every restaurant or bar has a Signature Cocktail. Over the next several months we are going to “steal” their secret recipes and share them with you.

Author:Special to CH2

July 2012 - Series of Fortunate Events

To be included in our next Series of Fortunate Events, please email Ashton Kelley a PHOTO and A SENTENCE (not a paragraph) at a.kelley@celebratehiltonhead.com. Photos will not be accepted without a sentence. Sentences will not be accepted without a photo. Paragraphs will be edited…
Author:Special To CH2 Magazine

Editor's Note: My Fictitious HHI Vacation

For a few years now, in the July issue of CH2 & CB2, we have included a Top 10 list of things to do here. We realize that many of our readers this month are “just visiting,” so we do this in an effort to…
Author:Maggie Washo

TOP TEN: A Top Ten Tour of Hilton Head and the Lowcountry

Take a hike on a bike The history of Hilton Head Island’s commitment to bicycle pathways goes all the way back to Charles Fraser and the very beginnings of Sea Pines, although the impact, perhaps, is just being realized today. Depending on whom you believe (no…
Author:David Tobias

The Birth of Greater Bluffton's Chamber of Commerce

Back in the mid-1800s, a group of Bluffton men sat underneath an oak tree and plotted to protest Federal taxes on the goods they imported. From there, the secessionist movement was born, making South Carolina the first state in the Union to succeed. The theme…
Author:Debbie Szpanka

Hello My Name Is...Joe Maffo (Gator Joe)

Hello My Name Is…Joe Maffo (Gator Joe)

Author:Joe Maffo

Behind the Gates: The Crescent & Eagle's Pointe

This is a continuation of a several part series on island living in gated communities.

Author:Frank Dunne, Jr.

Golf tips from a Pro- Golf Psychology

What separates the best from the rest in anything? It certainly is not the amount of time spent acquiring or improving their skill. If that were the case, the person who practiced or worked the most would win every time. It is not the person…
Author:Pete Popovich

Gullah Heritage Tour

To tell the history of Hilton Head Island is to tell the story of the Gullah people. For the Campbell family and their Gullah Heritage Trail Tours, it all starts with five generations of their own family, and the story expands from there. Family members…
Author:Debbie Szpanka

Letters to Editor-july 2012

Catherine, This is Pam from Palmetto Bay Sunrise Cafe. First of all, thank you for the great article about Sunrise. We had really great response…everyone loved it! I have a story for you that I thought you all might enjoy. Melissa, our adorable server…
Author:Special To C2 Magazine

Los Jalapenos July 2012

Ramon Coronado works and lives by a simple credo: “Treat people the way I want to be treated.” Lucky for his customers at Los Jalapenos, that also means making food the way he wants to eat it. “The food here is made fresh every day; that’s…
Author:Debbie Szpanka

Mayors JUly 2012

A Sign of the Times As Town Council considered changes to our Land Management’s (LMO) sign ordinance, I began hearing that we were on our way to becoming anywhere USA. Neon lights, signs on trailers, and fluorescent signs advertising any business anywhere was on the way…
Author:Drew Laughlin and Lisa Sulka


If Hilton Head Island ordinances allowed (which they don’t), now would be a great time to drape a big banner across Highway 278 declaring Hilton Head Island Number One, because we are—the top Fire and Rescue EMS program and the number one Heart Safe Community…
Author:David Tobias


Everyone in the family will love the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast, according to Bluffton High School student Dan Brown, who plays Cogsworth in the Main Street Youth Theatre’s upcoming production. “Kids will like the story line and hearing songs they know(from the film…


When I first heard the story of Mr. Edsel Ford Fung, I thought it had to be an urban legend; his name alone gave me reason to pause. However, in the history of service industry workers, he may actually hold the title as the world’s…
Author:Kitty Bartell


You thought they would stop with the flavor craze at cookies didn’t you? Well, you were wrong. The brilliant spawn of family who owned and operated Hilton Head Cookie Company, brothers Brent and Ryan Elam, have jumped off the cookie wagon into the very fluid…
Author:Lindsey Hawkins

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