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Firefighters seek to find family of five for fire truck parade fun

The Bluffton Firefighter Foundation has found a unique way to raise funds for the organization.

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This clever book sculpture marked the entry to a previous year's Bluffton Book Festival. SUBMITTED
This clever book sculpture marked the entry to a previous year's Bluffton Book Festival. SUBMITTED

Calling bookworms: Join authors and readers for book festival

Book lovers and aspiring authors should mark their calendars for Nov. 21-23

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Dr. Matt Saltzman
Dr. Matt Saltzman

League of Women Voters hosts gerrymandering forum

The practice of drawing U. S. Congressional and state legislative district lines to benefit one party over another

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In this photo from November 2017, Fill the Need project coordinator Margie Tomczak, right, leads volunteers in packaging bags for bus riders. FILE PHOTO
In this photo from November 2017, Fill the Need project coordinator Margie Tomczak, right, leads volunteers in packaging bags for bus riders. FILE PHOTO

Food program for commuting workers celebrates anniversary

Fill the Need, a collaboration started by Palmetto Breeze Transit and Second Helpings,

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Rocking the Halloween fun at the Benton House Rock-a-Thon Oct. 24 are Nancy Rosen of Right at Home, left, and DJ Joni, right, who provided entertainment, enjoying the antics of resident
Rocking the Halloween fun at the Benton House Rock-a-Thon Oct. 24 are Nancy Rosen of Right at Home, left, and DJ Joni, right, who provided entertainment, enjoying the antics of resident "mummies." Behind DJ Joni is Jason Best, executive pastor of Lowcount

Rockers raise funds to support local Walk to End Alzheimer's

The stage was minus electric guitars, huge amps and big hair but "Monster Mash"

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Former meat market  transformed into meeting place

Former meat market transformed into meeting place

The Bluffton Trading Post Gourmet Market and Beer Emporium has opened its doors

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Business

Karen and Joe Ryan, owners and brokers in charge of Weichert Realtors Coastal Properties, cut the ribbon Oct. 29 on their new building, at 1250 May River Road, with the help of Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka. KEVIN AYLMER
Karen and Joe Ryan, owners and brokers in charge of Weichert Realtors Coastal Properties, cut the ribbon Oct. 29 on their new building, at 1250 May River Road, with the help of Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka. KEVIN AYLMER

Bluffton continues to grow with new development, businesses

Retailers, restaurants and other service businesses are changing the retail and commercial landscape in Bluffton and Hilton Head.

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Business Briefs

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Mark F. Winn
Mark F. Winn

Estate planning entails more than deciding who gets what

In the arena of estate planning, the new big areas of concern are income tax deferral planning

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Rebekah Freeman
Rebekah Freeman

Plan ahead to avoid scenarios that keep you awake at night

One of the most common worries clients have is, "If I suddenly died

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Sports

With practice, you can make three movements at once

With practice, you can make three movements at once

While working with a clinic group a couple of weeks ago

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The earliest golf balls, in about 1618, were made of leather and feathers, and were called
The earliest golf balls, in about 1618, were made of leather and feathers, and were called "featheries." Ball makers, such as this one depicted in a vignette at the British Open Golf Museum in Scotland, could make only four or five balls a day. JEAN HARRI

Museum features exhibits on evolution of golf equipment

The evolution of golf equipment is quite fascinating to me.

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Competing or not, backstroke can be easier, more relaxing

Competing or not, backstroke can be easier, more relaxing

For a swimmer, stroking on the back should be easy because, with the face above water, there is no issue with breathing.

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Home & Garden

Latest technology helps ensure highest water quality

Latest technology helps ensure highest water quality

Many of us grew up watching the Jetsons and thought all that space stuff was a lifetime away.

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Celebrate Thanksgiving with useful version of 'stuff'-ing

Celebrate Thanksgiving with useful version of 'stuff'-ing

It's that special time of year again.

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Real Estate

10 questions to help choose the agent who will work best

10 questions to help choose the agent who will work best

It's November and, while our paradise is beginning to cool down

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Opinion

Lynne Cope Hummell
Lynne Cope Hummell

Embrace new possibilities as job markets are redefined

Will your job still exist in 2030?

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Weston Newton
Weston Newton

Details of life deserve our close attention

The Newton clan recently spent a solemn but celebratory morning at United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot

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Letters to the Editor

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Sun on the Street

Moist, delicious treat a favorite for residents of the South

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Health & Wellness

Health Briefs

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Enjoy better denture retention with dental implants

Enjoy better denture retention with dental implants

Most denture wearers suffer with dentures that are loose, especially the lower denture,

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Oswald Lightsey Mikell
Oswald Lightsey Mikell

Cooler weather can lead to annoying dry skin conditions

Summer is over and the cooler weather is finally here.

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Allison Vigil
Allison Vigil

Nurse practitioners are expanding access, improving outcomes

Have you noticed that nurse practitioners and physician assistants are becoming more and more prevalent

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This smoked watermelon takes on the appearance of a baked ham, though a bit juicier.
This smoked watermelon takes on the appearance of a baked ham, though a bit juicier.

Thanksgiving, other holidays go well with smoked watermelon

We're about to embark on the holiday season, a time of year that can be a food lover's delight but a dieter's nightmare.

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E. Ronald Finger
E. Ronald Finger

Causes and treatment of hair loss in men and women

The most common cause of alopecia (hair loss) is hereditary.

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Family

Angus (bottom) playing with his best friend Malcolm just days after the surgery that saved his life.  COURTESY MAYE RIVER QUILT GUILD
Angus (bottom) playing with his best friend Malcolm just days after the surgery that saved his life. COURTESY MAYE RIVER QUILT GUILD

Palmetto Animal League celebrates 10 years of saving lives

When Angus came to Palmetto Animal League at just 6 weeks old

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In training pups, set them up for success from beginning

In training pups, set them up for success from beginning

When you embark on the process of working with your puppy, ask yourself: Am I training for success or for failure?

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How to know if it's time to take a senior loved one's keys

How to know if it's time to take a senior loved one's keys

While driving might be a part of everyday life for most of us in the Lowcountry

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Try to practice Thanksgiving throughout the year

Try to practice Thanksgiving throughout the year

It's hard to believe it's November.

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Donors who create scholarships know about paying it forward

Student loan debt.

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Take safety precautions when preparing for holidays

Take safety precautions when preparing for holidays

The holiday season is upon us and that means more time in the kitchen for many families.

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Brush up bridge bid skills to build base for advanced play

Brush up bridge bid skills to build base for advanced play

Bridge fascinates, amuses and challenges millions of players on every level.

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Joe Crowley
Joe Crowley

Alone and unconnected: Does anyone care, does faith matter?

One need not dine out much to observe a current social phenomenon: couples sitting at a table

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Fashion

Fall in love with your hair again; time for new cut, color

Fall in love with your hair again; time for new cut, color

Let's all hope that the heat and humidity has taken a break for a while.

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