February 2019 Issue

2019 Most Adorable Pet Contest Winners!

Top 15 Pets from Facebook Here are the top 15 pets that you, our readers have chosen! You have great taste CH2 readers! Lucy’s Pick Meet Orion, CH2’s most adorable Pet Contest Winner for 2019! Orion won a photoshoot with his family in CH2’s Studio and a $200…
Author:Special to CH2

Five Drinks with: Mayor John McCann

Hilton Head Island’s new mayor talks town business and why the next four years will be about much more than just fixing mistakes. If you go by public perception, John McCann might seem like a hardliner. With his strong New York accent and even stronger viewpoints,…
Author:Barry Kaufman

Nine Things I’ve Learned in Nine Decades: Evie McCandless

A continuing series featuring the wisdom of an older generation.

Author:Special to CH2

BenchMark® Physical Therapy: Setting the bar for outpatient rehabilitation

Whether you are recovering from an injury, illness or surgery or are simply looking to gain or regain strength and balance for daily activities or sports, finding the right physical therapist is often the key to achieving your goals. BenchMark Physical Therapy, with locations in…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

ESA and Service Dog Fakers

Some dog owners need to ask themselves this question: “How selfish am I?” That’s a pretty bold question on a topic that has received much press but doesn’t seem to be going anywhere toward a resolution. Legitimate emotional support animals (ESA) and service dogs provide…
Author:Abby Bird

February 2019 Editor's Note

Lucy, my lovable eight-year-old Bernese mountain dog, has become a bit obstinate in her old age. For the most part, she’s still a joy to be with, but specifically when it comes to time in front of the camera, she does exactly the opposite of…
Author:Maggie Washo

Fit Club: Men of F3 training for a cause

If you’re familiar with the novel and film Fight Club, you’ll know the drill. A group of guys get together and encourage one another through tough love, and the next thing you know they’ve organized their collective efforts into a project designed to change the…
Author:Barry Kaufman

The Best Foods for Man’s Best Friend

When my gorgeous mutt Harlan was nearing the end of his life and had digestive issues, our veterinarian suggested we prepare a homemade dog food recipe of boiled chicken breasts and sweet potato and add it to his regular dry food. We enjoyed making it…
Author:Becca Edwards

New Year, New Smile: If you’ve already given up on your New Year’s resolution, Harbor Point Dentistry has a great way to get back on track.

The start of a new year signifies the perfect time to turn a new page, which is why so many people create New Year’s resolutions. A new year provides a great opportunity to eliminate bad habits and establish new and healthy routines. And while you regularly…
Author:Barry Kaufman

The Law of the Jungle

Laura Sterling thought she was done with the law and with politics. Instead, she found herself back in the fray, with the lives of a farm full of animals on the line. You don’t need to tell Laura Sterling how laws can impact Americans with disastrous…
Author:Barry Kaufman

Loving your Partner in Sickness and Health

If you are married, chances are you breezed right through that vow to love, honor, and cherish your partner in sickness and in health. And just like some of those other vows, it’s a promise much easier uttered than kept. (If you have so much…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

The Love of a Rescue Dog Knows No Bounds

Working in animal rescue changes you. You realize a deep-rooted, instinctual sense of compassion that you’ve never fully tapped into before. Your heart aches when you begin to truly comprehend the sheer number of animals who need saving. You experience joy like no other each…
Author:Lindsay Perry

The Scoop on Poop

So here is the “scoop on poop.” A normal, healthy stool is one that you could pick up off the rug without leaving a mark. If it is soft, gooey, oozy, slimy or wet, it is not a healthy stool. What about consistency? Are some…
Author:Kirk Dixon, DVM

Hilton Head Preparatory School to Present Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Hilton Head Preparatory School will continue their 2018-2019 season with an all-school performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This thrilling musical adventure follows the Biblical story of Joseph and his famous coat—the favorite son blessed with prophetic…
Author:Special to CH2

Pretty Nail & Spa: For a polished look and a personalized experience

Anyone walking into a salon for a personal care service wants one result: a relaxing, indulgent experience that ends with a refreshed feeling and more polished appearance. Alex Ta and his team at Pretty Nail & Spa invite you to have that consistent experience every…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

From Pound Puppies to Therapy Dogs: Second chances lead to amazing community contributions

Have you ever wondered how young purebred dogs wind up in the animal shelter? In the case of my rescued Doberman pinschers, the owner surrendered them to the dog pound saying, “I can’t handle her.” Someone purchased a puppy from a breeder and never invested…
Author:Rebecca W. Bass

Cultivating a Better Relationship with Myself

Know thyself. This ancient aphorism has been attributed to a variety of sages and philosophers, from Socrates to Shakespeare. But what does it really mean? The most succinct and illuminating explanation I ever heard was given by the late S.N. Goenka, a teacher of Vipassana…
Author:Michele Roldán-Shaw

Chow Daddy’s: Spices Things Up with Fresh New Menu Additions

Just when you thought the diverse menu of inspired originals and time-tested classics at Chow Daddy’s couldn’t get any more mouth-watering, along comes a dizzying array of new items guaranteed to satisfy. Ready to try something new in nachos? Then how about a pile of…
Author:Barry Kaufman

A G Thing: The G-Free Spot proves you don’t need gluten to have a decadent treat

To a certain type of person—those of us with noses, eyes and taste buds—there’s simply nothing like the experience of walking into a bakery when the ovens have been cranking out sweet and savory treats all day. That aroma of sugary goodness ensnares us. The…
Author:Barry Kaufman

Musicians in Bathrooms: Geno and Andrea Miller

Special thanks to Brock and Elizabeth Rowley for hosting our shoot at their Colleton River hideaway.

Author:Special to CH2

DOGS: The Best Accessory

Since the dawn of time, our wardrobes have taken a cue from our animal companions. The splotchy stripe of the zebra on the latest flats, or the faux fur of the fox adorning the hood of a winter coat are just a few examples. For…
Author:Special to CH2

Swipe Right: Hilton Head Humane Association’s Most Eligible Pets

Hilton Head Humane Association is located at 10 Humane Way, Hilton Head Island, open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.
For more information, visit www.hhhumane.org or call (843) 681-8686.

Author:Barry Kaufman

This & That: February 2019 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 m.washo@celebratehiltonhead.com. If we have room and it’s appropriate for public consumption, we’ll be happy to oblige.…
Author:Special to CH2

2019 Dynamic Duos

Ashton & Steve Harmon Hilton Head Ice Cream Truck Why did you decide to go into business together? When this opportunity came along, we saw this as a great way to network and spend more time together, while selling a product that we truly believe in that is…
Author:Special to CH2

A Note from Bluffton's Mayor

Don Ryan Center Enhances Vibrant Business Climate The new year is off to a good start in the heart of the Lowcountry. This season represents a blank slate, looking ahead and setting goals. It’s the time to take action. As Mark Twain said, “The secret to…
Author:Lisa Sulka

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