August 2018

Bachelorette of the Year 2018 Nominee, Jessica Smith

Name: Jessica Smith Age: 34 Occupation: Bar Manager Home Town: San Diego, CA First thing you do every morning? I take the time to cuddle with my dog Hendrick, I work a lot of hours, so the mornings is our time. What is something unusual about you? Not a lot of…
Author:Special to CH2

Bachelorette of the Year 2018 Nominee, Mary Beth King

Name: Mary Beth King Age: 25 Occupation: Pharmacist Home Town: Cincinnati, OH but lived in SC roughly 7 years. First thing you do every morning? I tell my Alexa to turn on my favorite radio station, so I can get ready for my day. I also make a cup of…
Author:Special to CH2

Bachelorette of the Year 2018 Nominee, Paula Mueller

Name: Paula Mueller Age: 48 Occupation: Bartender Home Town: Charlottesville, Virginia First thing you do every morning? I walk my dog Winston and usually capture beaufort shots of the sun rising. What is something unusual about you? I bartend for a living, but I’m actually an introvert (socially awkward) and quite…
Author:Special to CH2

Bachelorette of the Year 2018 Nominee, Ashlyn Mussa

Name: Ashlyn Mussa Age: 25 Occupation: 2nd Grade Teacher at River Ridge Academy Home Town: Roswell, Georgia First thing you do every morning? Hit the snooze button at least 4 times! What is something unusual about you? i can eat like a growing baby! Who in your life do you trust the most? My…
Author:Special to CH2

Bachelorette of the Year 2018 Nominee, Myranda McAfee

Name: Myranda McAfee Age: 24 Occupation: Director of Fitness, Lava 24 Fitness Hometown: Ontario, OH First thing you do every morning? The first thing I do each morning is take my dog for a walk around Broad Creek while listening to my favorite motivator, Darren Hardy.  What is something…
Author:Special to CH2

Bachelorette of the Year 2018 Nominee, Connor Dafler

Name: Connor Dafler Age: 25 Occupation: Owner of Carolina Dream All Stars & Instructor at Programs for Exceptional People Home Town: Hilton Head Island, SC First thing you do every morning? Before I get out of bed every day, I say 5 things that I’m most grateful for that morning What…
Author:Special to CH2

Bachelorette of the Year 2018 Nominee, MacKenzie Teague

Name: MacKenzie Teague Age: 26 Occupation: English Teacher at Bluffton High School Home Town: Corbin, Kentucky First thing you do every morning? Turn off all seven of my alarms on my phone (if I’m working) and immediately make my way to the coffee pot. I must have my coffee. What is…
Author:Special to CH2

Bachelorette of the Year 2018 Nominee, Katelyn Presti

Name: Katelyn Presti Age: 28 Occupation: Studio Manager of Orangetheory Fitness Hilton Head Home Town: Janesville, Wisconsin First thing you do every morning? Wake up, go to work and make a cup of coffee. What is something unusual about you? I’m a twin- both of us were adopted from Taiwan as…
Author:Special to CH2

This & That: August 2018 Edition

A Series of Fortunate Events, interesting news and a hodge-podge of other items. You know…this and that! If you would like to submit something for this special section, please email If we have room and it’s appropriate for public consumption, we’ll be happy to oblige.…
Author:Special to CH2

2018 Men in Business

Tim Singleton Ruby Lee’s Is there a local businessman you look up to? Watching Tom Gardo in business gave Wayne Simmons and me a purpose to want more—to be educated, to be good men, to have high standards, to be great fathers and to have integrity. What is your…
Author:Special to CH2

Three Reasons Working from Home is Not at All What You Think

It’s not all sipping tea and reclining on the couch. Sometimes it’s barking dogs, floundered productivity and crippling loneliness. But occasionally there’s tea.

Author:Barry Kaufman

Simply Southern Homebuilder, LLC

I need to feel like I’ve accomplished something, and that I’ve made someone else happy. It’s what really makes me tick,” said Lisa Cornelius, president and owner of Simply Southern Homebuilders, LLC—which may explain why her retirement plans didn’t really stick. Following a successful first…
Author:Lynnie Leavenworth

Save the Sea Turtles

Wherever she has been for the past two decades, from Hilton Head Island to South Florida to Maui, Amber Kuehn has been devoted to saving sea turtles. But never has the head of the Hilton Head Island Sea Turtle Protection Project seen more commitment from…
Author:Justin Jarrett

Musicians in Bathrooms: Sterlin Colvin & David Ross

What’s your sign? David Ross: Aquarius Sterlin Colvin: Aquarius Most underrated song that, in your opinion, should be a classic. DR: “Let’s Shake,” by Teenage Head. I was on tour in the early ’80s when I heard it. Every stop every city in town at that time was blasting…
Author:Special to CH2

Men Who Helped Make Hilton Head Island and Greater Bluffton an “Even Better” Special Place to Live

Few stories about Hilton Head Island can begin without referencing Charles Fraser and his iconic master-planned resort community prototype, Sea Pines Plantation. Fraser’s exceptional vision for developing an Atlantic Coastal island into a world-renowned vacation home and retirement destination not only set in place the…
Author:Kingston Rose

Explore SC: Destination Beaufort

Styling by Kim Molloy
Hair & Makeup by Bride’s Side Beauty
Clothing modeled by Katie and Jacob Halo Model & Talent Agency
Special thanks to Cindy and Lieth Webb

Author:Special to CH2

The Bannon Law Group, LLC: Keeping Promises

A business’s brand develops from the promises made to its customers. Like a living being, a brand evolves over time, changing out of necessity and by design. Bluffton attorneys Jim and Meredith Bannon find that by sharing their personal lives and professional law practice at…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Broad Creek Marina and Adventures: Fun with a Capital F!

There’s loads of fun to be had throughout Hilton Head Island, but at the heart of it is Broad Creek Marina Adventures, located mid-island. Perhaps better known as ZipLine Hilton Head and “all the other stuff there,” it’s become a destination for tourists and a…
Author:Pam Freedman

Shake Hands with SCORE: A Navigation System for Your Business

Starting a new business is a lot like planning a road trip, yet many would-be entrepreneurs and small business owners are still navigating blindly or with an outdated map. It doesn’t have to be this way! Whether you have a fantastic idea for a new…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

A Note From Our Mayors

A Note from David Bennett We CAN Get There From Here! In the 1987 film, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, transportation challenges elicit tears of joy, groans of grief, and the hearty laughter of familiarity. We might compare those to the expressions of Hilton Head Islanders and visitors…
Author:David Bennett & Lisa Sulka

Line in the Sand: Our Top News Stories Tonight at 8PM!

Opinion A: Barry Kaufman The media, during those dry spells in between presidential tweets, has recently been enraptured with the many, many evils that await anyone foolish enough to share their DNA with If you believe what you read, the second had their hands…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson

Because I Knew You: The Three Most Influential Men in my Life

“I’ve heard it said, That people come into our lives For a reason Bringing something we must learn. And we are led to those Who help us most to grow if we let them. And we help them in return. Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s true But I know I’m…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

On Finding Your Purpose: What’s Your ‘One Thing?’

Why am I here? Why do I exist? What’s my purpose? You may not know it yet, but you already have a sufficient foundation to begin forming an answer to the existential, introspective questions of life’s purpose. Like your authentic self, your purpose already exists; you…
Author:Kent Thune

The Dad Life: It Takes a Village

Frequent readers of this column might get the impression that I sometimes have my hands full parenting two children, especially in the case of our just-turned-five-year-old Princess who got a couple extra smacks with the sass spatula at the genetics lab. And they would be…
Author:Justin Jarrett

CycleBar: Where Getting Happy and Fit is as Easy as Riding a Bike

Stepping into Hilton Head Island’s state-of-the-art CycleTheatre™ inside the CycleBar® studio on Palmetto Bay Rd., you may first think you’ve made a wrong turn and landed at one of the area’s popular night clubs. But if you’re looking for a heart-pumping cardio workout and a…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

The Right Prescription: The small town drug store lives at Bluffton Pharmacy

Think back to that old-fashioned pharmacy, the one that held down a street corner of your hometown for generations. The one that existed long before the big-box stores threw a pharmacy counter into the back of a convenience store and called it a drug store.…
Author:Barry Kaufman

August 2018 Letters to the Editor

Hey there! We loved meeting you, your mom and Lucy at the beach club the other night. I picked up the very fun CH2 mag and saw your email, so I had to send this cute pic your way! Here’s to a very fun summer! Hope…
Author:Special to CH2

August 2018 Editor's Note

For several years, this magazine has devoted every other August issue to Women in Business. This year, however, it’s time for some testosterone. For our inaugural Men in Biz issue, we caught up with over 25 local businessmen and got their insight on what books…
Author:Maggie Washo

CSN Songs: Celebrating the music of Crosby Stills Nash & Young

If you enjoy the music of the most popular folk/rock group of all time, then you’re going to love CSN Songs, the only Crosby Stills Nash and Young tribute show of its kind! CSN Songs will perform at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina Friday,…
Author:Kyle Wallace

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