June 2016

An Afternoon of Croquet


Author:Special to CH2

Three D Golf Car Design & Repair: Inventive, Expert, Entrepreneurs

Communities in the Lowcountry, and for that matter across the entire country, are embracing the use of golf carts as primary modes of transport to work, to school, and for shopping. With much less potential for sales lot sticker-shock than traditional cars and trucks, and…
Author:Lynnie Leavenworth

5 Money Moves to Make Before You Get Married

It’s wise to get the financial house in order before sharing the virtual house. And considering that money problems are among the top reasons for divorce, it’s crucial that young couples tie the knot as tight as possible with some key money moves. In the early…
Author:Kent Thune

843- Fine Culinary Musings

There is something comfortable and charming about 843, the fine dining restaurant situated in the southern most corner of the Fresh Market Shoppes on Hilton Head Island. It looks like the kind of place where you can dawdle over your meal and no one is…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Allergy is the New Black

In the clothing industry, black is always in fashion. When another color becomes popular, it is often said to be the “new black.” In medicine, allergy may be the new black. Allergy is a term used commonly in American society. Over the past 30 years, the…
Author:Dr. Thomas Beller

All Shook Up

The jukebox at Hilton Head Island’s Main Street Theatre is cranking up and rocking the tunes of the King of Rock and Roll himself in Main Street Youth Theatre’s upcoming production of All Shook Up. This Broadway musical comedy features 24 hits from Elvis’ songbook…
Author:Special to CH2

Keyserling Cancer Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary

It wasn’t so long ago that cancer patients living in Beaufort County had to travel more than an hour to receive radiation treatment. “It was particularly difficult for patients who needed to have radiation therapy right after their chemo,” said Dr. Majd Chahin, a board-certified…
Author:Special to CH2

SSTI’s Summer Theatre Series Sizzles

For most people, summertime conjures up images of lazy days on the beach, warm nights spent with sunsets and cold concoctions in hand. Island life makes this easy; however, culturally-rich experiences often require a trip to a big city. But what if the city could…
Author:Erin Laytham Lentz

Wellness and Preventive Care

Wellness is defined as achieving your optimal state of health. It is a process of understanding your current state of health and making lasting changes towards achieving a healthy life. Wellness requires a balance between the physical, emotional, occupational, mental, environmental, social, and spiritual aspect…
Author:Jami Feltner, MD

Dinner and a Painting: Culinary art and fine art collaborate

Restaurants have long been the haunts of artists: great, to kind-of-great, to wanna-be great. After all, the creative soul must be nourished and encouraged between putting paint to canvas or pen to paper. The fruits of their labors have frequently gone hand-in-hand with their epicurean…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Cruising the New Gilded Age

Jimmy Buffett sang, “Mother, Mother Ocean, I have heard you call,” as our 60-foot schooner named Leopard exited the lock at Windmill Harbor around noon. The winter air was crisp and it cooled our cheeks to form pink patches on our faces despite all our…
Author:Becca Edwards

June 2016: Editor's Note

In all of my 40 years, I don’t ever remember so much chitter-chatter, ranting and pontificating on an election. It’s on Facebook, in The Island Packet, on TV’s rotating 24-hour “talking head” news cycle. It’s showing up in my group text messages between friends. I’m…
Author:Maggie Washo

Walk In Strut Out:European Wax Center Reveals Beautiful Skin

The European Wax Ladies at the Bluffton, South Carolina location (from left to right) Kara Hughes, Hannah Cagas, Codi Ellis, owner Cheryl Twillmann, Erica Monson, and Jodi Encapera No longer a second-, or third-, or even fourth-tier service offered by salons, body waxing has become a premier…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Wedding Floral Trends

This year has started off as a great success for the wedding industry and is keeping local florists very busy. At Flowers by Sue, we love to see the continuation of growth in the destination wedding market, as well as seeing our long time clients’…
Author:Deborah Lamp

How to Be a Healthy Sun Worshiper

Sunbathing seems to be taboo these days, but if done correctly the benefits can far outweigh the risks. And since we live in one of the best places in the world to catch rays, it’s important to learn how to responsibly enjoy the beauty of…
Author:Kent Thune

Keeping Love New, No Matter How Old Your Marriage

With wedding season upon us, it seems as though these kinds of sappy, cliché quotes are everywhere I turn: captioned to an Instagram picture of a wedding ring, a Facebook status with the appropriate lover mentioned, hash tagged on Twitter next to a witty, well-thought-out…
Author:Angela Krysevig

Line in the Sand: Are People Just the Worst?

Opinion 1: Barry Kaufman I really do try to see the best in people, I promise. Every day I greet the morning with a replenished well of optimism from which to draw, ready to work together with my fellow human beings to create a better world.…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson

Louette: A Boutique - Superlative Shopping Finds a New Home

The entrance to Louette’s new location, in the Village at Wexford Building is a text that runs through most of Heather Quinn’s life. Having just completed the move to a new locale for her lovely Hilton Head Island boutique, Louette, she is looking forward to building…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Lowcountry Spine & Sport: A Partner in Your Pain

Great partnerships often result in excellent outcomes, and Dr. John P. Batson, MD, FACSM, owner of Lowcountry Spine & Sport, LLC, makes a practice of that mantra every day. “I like being in the room with patients, talking with patients; diagnosing something and finding treatment…
Author:Kitty Bartell

A Note From Our Mayors

A Note from David Bennett Take a step Once again, there is something I would like you to do. I wouldn’t ask you to do it if I were not willing to do it myself. And I wasn’t willing to do it myself, but I was surely…
Author:David Bennett & Lisa Sulka

The Old Oyster Factory: Deliciously Captivating

And I would I could know what swimmeth below when the tide comes in On the length and the breadth of the marvelous marshes of Glynn. —From The Marshes of Glynn, by Sidney Clopton Lanier (1842–1881) Southerner, Civil War veteran, and American poet Sidney Clopton Lanier wrote reverently…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Welcome Home!

A brand new assisted living community, The Palmettos of Bluffton, is scheduled to open late summer and will be located on the NHC Bluffton campus off of Hwy 170. The community will offer residents the highest quality continuum of care they may need for their…
Author:Special to CH2

Restaurants on the Water

BISTRO 17 17D Harbourside Lane (843) 785-5517 www.bistro17hhi.com Bistro 17 is a cozy, waterfront French café, located to the right of Neptune’s statue in Shelter Cove Marina. The restaurant offers incredible lunch and dinner menus, with live music seven nights a week. They are kid- (and dog!) friendly. Don’t…
Author:Special to CH2

Waterfront Dining at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

Whether you are a summer visitor or a full-time Hilton Head Island resident, chances are you did not come here to spend more time staring at four walls. One of the greatest pleasures of living and/or visiting here is enjoying a delightful meal with a…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

High-Tech Help for Sick Kids Without Leaving the Community

For a lot of kids, trips to the school nurse aren’t what they used to be. Through secure videoconferencing, kids can be examined by a pediatric expert without leaving school. School-based health centers have been shown to increase health access for rural children, decrease emergency…
Author:Special to CH2

Kathryn & Russell Burgett

Katie and Russ grew up in Ohio and met in college at Ohio Northern University. Russ majored in accounting, and Katie majored in education. After college, Russ moved to Colorado, but that distance could not keep them apart. In October of 2013, Russ popped the…
Author:Special to CH2

The Best of Luck: Wedding rites and rituals

Weddings are replete with traditions and superstitions designed to ensure luck and good fortune for the newlywed couple. In less modern times, getting married literally increased one’s chance of survival. It was up to ceremony guests to take whatever measures were necessary to increase the…
Author:Lynnie Leavenworth

What Gets Your Goat? How to make life’s little annoyances disappear

Several years ago, when I was training to be a life coach, I hired a coach to work with me on my own state of being. One of the exercises she gave me became a favorite of mine to use with clients because it is…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

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