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A young patient follows on her screen while her therapist gives instructions. COURTESY LOWCOUNTRY THERAPY
A young patient follows on her screen while her therapist gives instructions. COURTESY LOWCOUNTRY THERAPY

Virtual therapy keeps kids from losing learned skills

For most of us, COVID-19 business closures have been little more than an inconvenience.

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"To be continued ..." by Amos Hummell

Hummell featured in first Art League exhibit since reopening

Through July 25, Art League of Hilton Head will host "Wall Flowers," an exhibit of paintings by Amos Hummell

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Palmetto Medical Group health care providers are, from left: Jennifer Stokes, FNP-C; Lynn Goetze, M.D.; Scott Cummings, M.D.; Erica Roper, PA-C; Kamal Patel, M.D.; and Stephanie Lovato, PA-C.
Palmetto Medical Group health care providers are, from left: Jennifer Stokes, FNP-C; Lynn Goetze, M.D.; Scott Cummings, M.D.; Erica Roper, PA-C; Kamal Patel, M.D.; and Stephanie Lovato, PA-C.

Palmetto Medical Group joins Beaufort Memorial network

Palmetto Medical Group, a Bluffton primary care practice established in 2008

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Molly Rembold, a 2020 graduate of John Paul II Catholic School, received a scholarship and a handmade quilt from Palmetto Quilt Guild June 17. Also pictured are Lisa Jacobsen, left, and Cindy Strickland, members of the Guild.
Molly Rembold, a 2020 graduate of John Paul II Catholic School, received a scholarship and a handmade quilt from Palmetto Quilt Guild June 17. Also pictured are Lisa Jacobsen, left, and Cindy Strickland, members of the Guild.

Palmetto Quilt Guild awards scholarships

The Palmetto Quilt Guild (PQG) Inc. awarded $2,000 in scholarships to local graduates

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Family

Nonprofit offers affordable veterinary care that supports rescue

Nonprofit offers affordable veterinary care that supports rescue

Palmetto Animal League's unique approach to animal rescue creates a powerful resource for animals

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Dealing with multitude of dog allergies in the South

Dealing with multitude of dog allergies in the South

Why is it that dogs seem to have more allergies down here in the South?

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Tips to help seniors survive, thrive in summer heat

Tips to help seniors survive, thrive in summer heat

The Lowcountry is a wonderful place to spend the summer season.

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Cheryl Rodriguez, pictured in front of the Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton, volunteers with her entire family at the organization's annual Chili Dinner. COURTESY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE LOWCOUNTRY
Cheryl Rodriguez, pictured in front of the Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton, volunteers with her entire family at the organization's annual Chili Dinner. COURTESY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE LOWCOUNTRY

Volunteering is a family tradition for Cheryl Rodriguez

Cheryl Rodriguez's desire to give back began in high school and has been an important part of her life.

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Summer safety includes paying attention when swimming

Summer safety includes paying attention when swimming

With our great beaches and waterways, swimming is one of the most popular summer activities in the Lowcountry.

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Nothing unifies people like joining to sing Gospel tunes

Nothing unifies people like joining to sing Gospel tunes

Sometimes when I wake up with the blues, I like to sip a cup of black coffee before praying

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Sports

Understanding kinetic energy chain leads to better tennis

Understanding kinetic energy chain leads to better tennis

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines kinetic energy as "energy associated with motion."

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Bryson DeChambeau lines up his putt during the recent RBC Heritage tournament played in June at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island. COURTESY HERITAGE CLASSIC FOUNDATION
Bryson DeChambeau lines up his putt during the recent RBC Heritage tournament played in June at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island. COURTESY HERITAGE CLASSIC FOUNDATION

Golfers who want more distance have options to achieve it

I interview everyone who signs up for golf lessons with me.

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Single-arm swimming drill helps improve stroke efficiency

Single-arm swimming drill helps improve stroke efficiency

My swimming at the Bluffton pool includes a variety of drills, about 30 to 70% of each workout.

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Opinion

Lynne Cope Hummell
Lynne Cope Hummell

Personal habit, fashion statement, respect - just wear a mask

Raise your hand if you wear a face mask every single time you walk out the door of your home or office.

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Weston Newton
Weston Newton

Hate crimes issue moves to legislative forefront

We were pleased to learn that the Legislative Oversight Committee (LOC), which I chair

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Letters to the Editor

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Sun on the Street

Let Freedom Ring': What does it mean on a personal level?

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Properly defining, constraining COVID-19 contact tracing

In recent weeks, as our economy has reopened and public health experts have reiterated how to slow the spread of COVID-19

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Craig B. Whelden
Craig B. Whelden

Change is difficult, but should be done in peaceful way

In the summer of 1963, I was about to enter sixth grade

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Business

Business Briefs

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Mark F. Winn
Mark F. Winn

Keep it simple when planning, but not too simple

When your children inherit from you, will they lose it if or when they get sued, if or when they get divorced?

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Rebekah Freeman
Rebekah Freeman

It pays to have important documents prepared, ready to go

Hurricane season has begun, right alongside the COVID-19 pandemic, which means it is more important than ever

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Looking for some extra cash? Check state treasurer's website

Looking for some extra cash? Check state treasurer's website

Over the past few months, South Carolinians have been busy searching for financial relief

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Community banks vital to residents, businesses in their market

Community banks vital to residents, businesses in their market

Over the past several months, community banks across the country have distinguished themselves

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Technology helps keep people  connected when separated

Technology helps keep people connected when separated

While nothing tops face-to-face interactions, technology can be an excellent tool

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Health & Wellness

Help in understanding dental implants, by the letter

Help in understanding dental implants, by the letter

"I" is for "ingenious." There are so many shapes and sizes of implants to fit

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Oswald Lightsey Mikell
Oswald Lightsey Mikell

Shingles 'reactivates' in some persons who once had chicken pox

Did you know that shingles can occur only in people who have had chicken pox?

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Exercise boosts immune system, helps protect from COVID-19

Exercise boosts immune system, helps protect from COVID-19

With the current public health crisis, we are all looking for products to help boost our immune systems

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Helene Stoller
Helene Stoller

Keep your emotional 'cool' as summer heats up

As the hot, humid days of summer sap our energy and most of the patience we normally possess

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Q and A for hair loss (alopecia) and hair transplants

Q and A for hair loss (alopecia) and hair transplants

What causes hair loss? Multiple causes include:

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Real Estate

How to get, keep good tenants in residential rental property

How to get, keep good tenants in residential rental property

One of the most important measures of the investment value of your residential rental property is the tenants you have in it.

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Home & Garden

Landscaping with native plants offers many benefits

Landscaping with native plants offers many benefits

Native plants are those that were growing in a region before people came.

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Nusiance critters in the yard might actually be beneficial

Nusiance critters in the yard might actually be beneficial

Recently a friend asked if I had a trap that could humanely capture a critter for relocation.

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Proper hydration necessary for optimum body function

Water is the most common substance on earth and is also the nutrient that your body needs the most.

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