A Note From Our Mayors

New Town Manager Comes with Local Knowledge and Experience Hilton Head Island Town Council voted in December to offer the Hilton Head Island town manager position to Marc Orlando, who most recently served as town manager for Bluffton. Our action represents one of the highest duties…
Author:John McCann, Lisa Sulka



News from “The Sound”: Taking the music of the Lowcountry beyond our shores

Late 2020 and early 2021 have seen an endless and varied list of music projects flow through my recording studio, “The Sound.” 2020 ended on a high note with the manifestation of a brand new, non-profit philanthropic endeavor: the Hilton Head Island Music and Arts…
Author:Greg Critchley



Technology at the Dentist Office: Developments in dental technology make future visits better than ever

While predicting what your next visit to the dentist will reveal is sometimes hard to imagine, one thing that is almost certain is that you’ll encounter some new dental technology that will benefit your oral health and make your visit more comfortable. Robotics You might already know…
Author:Cheryl Alexander



Crazy Little Thing Called Love: Making sense of the science

In the history of the English language, one four-letter word—L.O.V.E.—is perhaps the most powerful and most confounding. “I love you” is a phrase that can be hard to utter or easy to turn. When we say it to a lover, it means one thing. When…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins



Heritage Academy: New Owner, Same Commitment to Excellence

Amanda Williams-O’Nan was grateful for the oppor-tunity to return to educating youngsters at Hilton Head Island private school Heritage Academy last summer. Just four months later, she got an oppor-tunity she never imagined possible. “I bought the school,” said Williams’-O’Nan, the school’s new owner and…
Author:Tim Wood



Perfecting the Experience: Nunzio Patruno will stop at nothing until the restaurant that bears his name offers absolute perfection.

It was a night not so long ago, more or less the same as any other night at Nunzio Restaurant + Bar. The wine was flowing, uncorked and poured with practiced ease from a carefully curated collection that takes center stage right as you walk…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Nice Legs! Innovative Vein Clinic elevates confidence and improves quality of life

Dr. David Capallo of the Innovative Vein Center Innovative Vein Center, located at 176 Dermis Road in Hardeeville, is a clinic with an innovative approach to treatment. Dr. David Capallo (a cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon with 35 years of experience) leads the team. He added vein…
Author:Cheryl Alexander



The Voice of Experience: After a quarter of a century, Gina Faucette-Farbman has seen it all when it comes to Hilton Head Island real estate.

Gina Faucette-Farbman and Grace Barna It might be one of the most well-worn tenants of the real estate industry, but there truly is no substitute for experience. Especially when it comes to buying and selling on Hilton Head Island, the best aspect a realtor can bring…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Editor's Note: February 2021

Not an Easy One I present to you an issue featuring all of the things I don’t currently have. A pet, romantic love and … well, never mind. I still have my teeth. I’m not going to lie, this was a tough one to put out. It’s…
Author:Maggie Washo



The Pet People: Meet a few locals who make it their business to see that our pets are well cared for.

Cara Stephenson Isle of Paws How does your business cater to pets/what services do you offer? Isle of Paws caters to dogs’ grooming needs: bathing, brushing, ear cleaning, pedicures, and haircuts. What pets did you have as a child, and how did they influence your decision to work with…
Author:Special to CH2



Love and Marriage (And Everything in Between)

As Paul McCartney once co-wrote, “All you need is love.” Of course, he would later go on to write, “You’d think that people would have had enough of silly love songs.” His wild swing in perspective here more than likely boils down to one thing: sometime…
Author:Barry Kaufman, Tim Wood



Practical Emergency: Does your pet need immediate care, or can it wait?

Having practiced veterinary medicine for over 38 years, I have seen thousands of emergencies and dealt with way more phone calls. The reality is that 95 percent of the emergencies I have seen over the years could have waited until the next business day. This…
Author:Dr. Kirk Dixon, DVM



Made in the Shade: Think you have a cool car? Let Top Tint show you how much cooler it can be.

OWNERS, KEVIN KICKLIGHTER AND ANDY O’REILLY. The best thing about living in the coastal South is the sunshine, but also the worst thing about living in the coastal South is the sunshine. The brutal, unrelenting sunshine, blinding us on our daily commutes. Turning our pristine upholstery…
Author:Barry Kaufman



ROC Dental Group is on a Roll: Since rebranding, the island’s favorite dental practice has continued to do what it does best: provide an epic experience.

Bianca Campa, Caroline Klephchick, April Jenkins, Cinthia Memije, Matt Mastrorocco, Emily Parker, Jordan Haire, Karla Villeda, Kelly Paxton, Leighann Rohe, Mimi Rivera, Claudette Stewart, Rita Davis For some of us, a dental visit is just another item to check off the to-do list. While it’s not…
Author:Barry Kaufman



Red Rover, Red Rover, Bring Your Doggie Over: Dog business offers professional grooming, daily PlayCare, and overnight boarding

Red Rover owner Paige Grisette has always been a dog lover. “My earliest memories include dogs,” she said. “I don’t ever remember a time when my family didn’t have dogs, and as an adult, I’ve always had a dog or two.” In 2008, Grisette realized there…
Author:Cheryl Alexander



Noah’s Arks Rescue: Saving the Dogs No One Else Will Save

They are not the “puppy in the window.” They are the abused, tortured and discarded. The so-called “lost causes” that are on the verge of being euthanized. Jennifer Smith has been fighting for these animals since growing up on a farm in Mississippi. She has fought…
Author:Tim Wood



Musicians in Bathrooms featuring molly ofgeography (an incredibly dumb name, which I acknowledge, but am saddled with thanks to a series of internet accidents).

What’s your sign? I am a Taurus Sun, Taurus Rising, which essentially means that I am the most stubborn person alive, and I can eat an entire block of cheese in one sitting. I definitely think that horoscopes are fake, but also, I absolutely do read…
Author:Special to CH2



Feel the Vibrations: Fans see her as an abstract expressionist. But for J.R. Sandifer, it’s a means to share her spiritual energy on canvas.

n the surface, J.R. Sandifer is as much of an oddball fit for Lowcountry living as the art she creates. For decades, interior designers have labored to perfect the coastal chic look, full of sand and ocean color palettes, seashells in bottles, and paintings of…
Author:Tim Wood



dog people: Grooming business makes magic through service, excellence, impact

The Dog People: (from left to right) Samantha Tucker, Jane Misra, Donnie Blackburn, Victoria Tesh and Kat Bran In 2017, Jane Misra’s life dramatically shifted. Her family was living in Atlanta and had just celebrated her twins’ second birthday when her husband suddenly died of a…
Author:Cheryl Alexander



BenchMark Measures Up: Lowcountry physical therapy clinics set standard for rehabilitation

: Ryan Dromsky, Leann Ventriglia, Mark McManus and Leah Woods Physical therapy is a growing field in medical industry where trained professionals evaluate and treat abnormal physical function related to injuries, disabilities, diseases, or other medical conditions. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) identifies a physical…
Author:Cheryl Alexander




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