December 2010

December 2010: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR...

Author: Our Readers

Dear Maggie,
On the 16th of October 2010 my daughter (Carla v.d.Merwe) and I arrived in Bluffton on holiday at my sister Jacky, brother-in law Brett and their 2 kids, Kelsey and Kyle Robertson. Seeing that we live in South Africa, it was the first time that we have been to South Carolina U.S.A.

What a wonderful time we had!

We went to all the surrounding towns and Orlando to see the arts, do shopping, did some activities(including a helicopter ride) ate at so many wonderful restaurants, met so many lovely people that it was a very sad day when we had to return home on the 5th of November.

I would love to mention the show ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’ that was presented by the Main Stream Youth Theatre. What a dazzling performance! We enjoyed every minute of the show.

I brought your magazine CB2 home with me to show family members and friends the contents and information you supply to the people in the area. All thought that it is an amazing magazine! Keep it up; wish we had a similar magazine in our town!

Last but not least i would love to say THANK YOU to my sister and her family for the exceptional time we had with them! Although they have been living in the states for 20 years, the love we have for them will always stay strong!

Brett, Jacky, Kyle, Kelsey and Sasha….LIEF VIR JULLE!!!
Thank You
Sue v.d.Merwe

LOVED your fun introduction to Lucy in the magazine. Bernese are one of my favorite dogs! We’ve had quite a few of them come into our shop for baths. Hope we’ll meet Lucy sometime soon!
Red Rover


Congratulations on your new puppy!  That was a great picture and story in your magazine!  We have Santa Pictures at the shelter on December 5th.  It’s our Christmas gift to the community.  Stop by if you can, it’s always a nice party! 

I was also wondering if you won Dancing with the Stars!!! Hope it went well.
Take care.



You are very lucky to have Lucy. Definitely one of the most wonderful dogs on this planet. We lost our Nina this year. Before her we had Liesel. Nina loved the ocean, Liesel did not like to get her feet wet. Both our dogs thought they were lap dogs, actually sitting on my lap. They love extreme body contact – in puppyhood that meant running full steam to jump on you on the sofa or on the bed. Later on it’s at least sitting on your feet and doing the Berner nudge on your arm as you try to eat. Enjoy!!

Inge Enscoe


I just opened my CH2 and read your darling ‘adventures in puppy training’
My sister and her husband have a Bernese Mountain Dog. They are madly in love with theirs.
He’s about a year old now. All the best to you and Miss Lucy. You’re going to have such a good time with her. 

Nancy Watts

Dear Maggie,

On behalf of the Lowcountry Master Gardener Association, thank you for your support of our 3rd Annual Educational Garden Tour and Plant Sale on October 16th. We extend special thanks for your coverage of our Garden Tour and Plant Sale in the CH2 publication. Our sale was a huge success.

The proceeds from our effort will allow us to continue our many community projects in Beaufort County.


Betty Manne
Garden Tour Coordinator

Great timing, I missed the who is “Nikki Haley” article your magazine published!  This a week before the election in SC your magazine might have done this about a month ago or earlier, not the week before the election.  People dislike magazines that push a political objective for one party under the pretense of FYI!  Did the Democratic Party pay for this political advertisement, probably not.  If your tabloid was going to publish this Q&A on Sheheen you might have included the other two candidates for the office of Governor at this late date something about non biased journalism.

Stuart Freeman
Bluffton, SC


The Town of Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue is running our “Keep the Wreath Green” campaign again this year.  The day after Thanksgiving we will light a wreath located at Folly Field intersection with all green bulbs.  If we have a preventable fire on Hilton Head Island between Thanksgiving and January 2, 2011, a light on the wreath will turn white for each fire.  Preventable fires include smoking, cooking, candles, space heaters, etc. THE GOAL IS TO KEEP THE WREATH GREEN!  People can also check the status of the wreath at and view holiday fire safety tips as well.  
This should serve as a reminder of the safety precautions that should be taken during the holiday season and throughout the year.

Cinda Seamon
Public Education Officer
Town of Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue

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