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Bluffton artist and architect Doug Corkern donated his time and talent to create this potential design for the Bluffton Veterans Memorial park and garden.
Bluffton artist and architect Doug Corkern donated his time and talent to create this potential design for the Bluffton Veterans Memorial park and garden.

Memorial will provide ceremonial destination for veterans

A tabby wall emblazoned with the seals of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine

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Young visitors enjoy playing in the sand pit at the Sandbox Children's Museum on Hilton Head Island. The museum will soon open a second location in Bluffton at Tanger 2 Outlet. COURTESY SANDBOX CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
Young visitors enjoy playing in the sand pit at the Sandbox Children's Museum on Hilton Head Island. The museum will soon open a second location in Bluffton at Tanger 2 Outlet. COURTESY SANDBOX CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

Children's play and learn space coming to Bluffton outlet

Parents of younger children might be thrilled to hear that a hands-on interactive children's museum

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The soon-to-open Dancing Hammock Pilates and Movement center offers a variety of fitness options, including suspension techniques in flowing silk hammocks. JACQUELINE FRIEL
The soon-to-open Dancing Hammock Pilates and Movement center offers a variety of fitness options, including suspension techniques in flowing silk hammocks. JACQUELINE FRIEL

Lifelong fitness passion leads Burns to new Bluffton studio

Opening her own Pilates studio and the only AntiGravity fitness facility in South Carolina

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Newly announced River Ridge Academy principal Brian Ryman speaks June 11 to the Beaufort County Board of Education. COURTESY BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Newly announced River Ridge Academy principal Brian Ryman speaks June 11 to the Beaufort County Board of Education. COURTESY BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board approves veteran educator as principal of River Ridge

A veteran teacher and administrator has been chosen to be the next principal

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Rev. Juan Rivera plays his guitar and sings for volunteers and patrons at the Church of the Cross weekly food bank. EDWINA HOYLE
Rev. Juan Rivera plays his guitar and sings for volunteers and patrons at the Church of the Cross weekly food bank. EDWINA HOYLE

New minister seeks to open doors, teach, unite neighbors

There's a new man in town with big visions and the belief to make them happen.

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A stand-alone defibrillation station like this one, housing a public-use automated external defibrillator, was vandalized in Bluffton recently and the AED stolen. A fundraising campaign has been started to replace them. SUBMITTED
A stand-alone defibrillation station like this one, housing a public-use automated external defibrillator, was vandalized in Bluffton recently and the AED stolen. A fundraising campaign has been started to replace them. SUBMITTED

Funding campaign underway to replace stolen public AEDs

Over Memorial Day weekend, two automated external defibrillators (AEDs) were stolen

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Okatie resident spots, photographs unusual winged visitor

Okatie resident spots, photographs unusual winged visitor

Lowcountry residents who are interested in nature often spot an unusual flower or bird not necessarily common to our area.

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Town of Bluffton Accommodations Tax grant applications due July 1

The Town of Bluffton's Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee (ATAC) will be accepting applications

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Business

Business Briefs

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Blue Sky Processing held a ribbon cutting May 16 at its new plant near Gardens Corner in Beaufort County. It is the newest hemp processing plant in South Carolina.
Blue Sky Processing held a ribbon cutting May 16 at its new plant near Gardens Corner in Beaufort County. It is the newest hemp processing plant in South Carolina.

Blue Sky hemp processing plant now open in Beaufort County

About 200 residents and local and state dignitaries gathered to celebrate the opening of Blue Sky Processing

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Challenging a will can be difficult, with proof required

Challenging a will can be difficult, with proof required

Mom always told you she would leave everything to you and your sister.

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Thinking ahead now will avoid many problems later

Thinking ahead now will avoid many problems later

Family fights, disgruntled heirs, costly legal fees, court costs and unnecessary taxes

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Have a plan to help protect what is important to you

Have a plan to help protect what is important to you

By the time most people reach adulthood they have heard multiple times that two things you can count on in life are "death and taxes."

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Real Estate

Sell your home in the summertime with these hot tips

Sell your home in the summertime with these hot tips

According to many real estate experts, summer is not the best time to sell your home.

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Opinion

Even unexpected life changes, experiences can be good

Last issue's column (June 4), in which I shared the Italian phrase "dolce far niente," meaning "the sweetness of doing nothing,"

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Lisa Sulka
Lisa Sulka

Town and partners enjoying successful season

It has been another great month in Bluffton.

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Letters to the Editor

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Sun on the Street

For river, beach or bedtime, make a summer reading list

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Health & Wellness

Beaufort Memorial's Collins Birthing Center has the only Level II nursery in Beaufort and Jasper counties. COURTESY BEAUFORT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Beaufort Memorial's Collins Birthing Center has the only Level II nursery in Beaufort and Jasper counties. COURTESY BEAUFORT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Beaufort Memorial to showcase makeover of birthing center

A $6 million, three-year renovation of Beaufort Memorial Hospital's (BMH) Collins Birthing Center

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Laura Kaponer
Laura Kaponer

The reality of food addiction: Being enslaved to a habit

Addiction: The state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming

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Lourens J. Willekes II
Lourens J. Willekes II

What you need to know about lung cancer screening

Lung cancer screenings are typically administered through low-dose CT scans

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Yoga practice beneficial even for people living with dementia

Yoga practice beneficial even for people living with dementia

Yoga is a practice and science of connection.

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Sports

Hydrate often to maintain health, keep cool in summer heat

Hydrate often to maintain health, keep cool in summer heat

It's June already, school is out, the tourist season has started

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Cody Jennings practices lag putting by trying to putt into a 3-foot radius circle. JEAN HARRIS
Cody Jennings practices lag putting by trying to putt into a 3-foot radius circle. JEAN HARRIS

Learn how to lag putt and lower your scores

If you want to improve your putting, you need to get your first putt within three feet.

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Physics principle of lift helps swimmers' forward motion

Physics principle of lift helps swimmers' forward motion

While this column introduces another bit of physics applicable to swimming

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Family

Kimberly Chase Crawford
Kimberly Chase Crawford

Don't forget to take care of the caregiver: You

When you are the caregiver for an older adult, caregiver stress and burnout

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Jon R. Black
Jon R. Black

Seeds planted, even unknowingly, can have wide reach

One of the dominant features of my faith community is the motif of "Seedtime and Harvest."

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100 days, 100 new experiences for puppies

100 days, 100 new experiences for puppies

The title theory is one of my favorites and is derived from some of the best trainers and behaviorists in the U.S.

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Finding your major suit fit using Jacoby transfers

Finding your major suit fit using Jacoby transfers

What's our all-time favorite opening bid?

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Home & Garden

Frank LaVardera
Frank LaVardera

Golf course runoff can affect freshwater ponds, streams

In my last two articles, I wrote about the threats to our seas and shoreline from seismic testing and offshore drilling.

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Be aware of water dangers, stay safe and have fun

Be aware of water dangers, stay safe and have fun

Swimming is one of the most popular summer activities in the Lowcountry.

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Prune azaleas, other shrubs now for full bloom next spring

Prune azaleas, other shrubs now for full bloom next spring

With the year coming to a mid-point, we need to make the final light pruning on azaleas at this time

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Just changing the countertop on a kitchen makes a big difference, while remodeling the whole room makes it all new. SOPHIA SCHADE
Just changing the countertop on a kitchen makes a big difference, while remodeling the whole room makes it all new. SOPHIA SCHADE

Consider options for updating or remodeling kitchen, bath

Home remodeling projects can offer a great resale value. But, where to start?

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