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Photos, videos shine spotlight on island, Parkinson's research

In this July 4 photo, Jeff Keefer captured preparations being made for the holiday parade. PHOTO BY JEFF KEEFER
In this July 4 photo, Jeff Keefer captured preparations being made for the holiday parade. PHOTO BY JEFF KEEFER

Many visitors take video and photos of Hilton Head Island, with mixed results.

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Scouts' project brings ease to historic island site

Eagle Scout community project workers included (front, from left) Parker Liggett, Nathan Deas, Tyler Lucas, Jacob Palchak and Nick Deas, (back row), Max Page, Mike Lucas, Jacob's grandfather Henry Santjer, and chief engineer Barnaby Page. Scoutmaster Dway
Eagle Scout community project workers included (front, from left) Parker Liggett, Nathan Deas, Tyler Lucas, Jacob Palchak and Nick Deas, (back row), Max Page, Mike Lucas, Jacob's grandfather Henry Santjer, and chief engineer Barnaby Page. Scoutmaster Dway

The oldest building on Hilton Head Island has a brand-new addition, thanks to an Eagle Scout project. And the beneficiaries are anyone interested in the island's history.

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Educational charter teaches about 'Lowcountry's nursery'

Capt. Amber Kuehn leads a recent educational cruise on the May River. PHOTO BY SAM POSTHUMA
Capt. Amber Kuehn leads a recent educational cruise on the May River. PHOTO BY SAM POSTHUMA

There's a wealth of knowledge to be unearthed regarding the complex, interconnected and all-important ecosystem of the Lowcountry and how it affects us.

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Ella C. White fund grants 25 scholarships

Winners of Ella C. White Memorial Scholarships received $23,500 in funds for 2016.
Winners of Ella C. White Memorial Scholarships received $23,500 in funds for 2016.

The Ella C. White Memorial Scholarship Fund recently distributed $23,500 in scholarships to 25 local high school seniors and college students at its annual awards program.

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Business

Estate planning involved much more than who gets what

Estate planning involved much more than who gets what

In the estate planning arena, income tax deferral planning (IRAs), planning to ensure availability of government benefits (Medicaid)

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Home & Garden

'Smart Home' automation, plain or fancy, always practical

Crestron is a leader in
Crestron is a leader in "smart home" systems, from the simple to the elaborate.

You might have heard a great deal about it in print and on TV, but what is it that's really being talked about when someone refers to a "Smart Home"?

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Learn about stone before comparing, buying

Picking out your own slab is the only way to assure you get exactly the stone you want.
Picking out your own slab is the only way to assure you get exactly the stone you want.

Buying stone for your home should be fun, creative and exciting. And it can be all those things if you are an educated buyer.

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Seniors

Initiative urges talk about driving with aging loved ones

Rachel Carson
Rachel Carson

A new scratch on the bumper or avoiding activities that require leaving home are often the first signs that families should talk with their aging parents about driving.

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Seniors need to be prepared for summer storm safety

Seniors need to be prepared for summer storm safety

Summer storms can present problems for anyone, but for seniors and those homebound it can be very frightening and can potentially become a life-threatening situation.

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Dining

The Pearl a true gem on Bluffton's Calhoun Street

Pan Seared Red Snapper
Pan Seared Red Snapper

Location, location, location.

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Opinion

Our inaugural cartoon debuts

This IS the
This IS the "fly-over" bridge, isn't it? David Noyes 08-02-16

In another milestone event, your Hilton Head Sun is publishing its first-ever editorial cartoon.

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Reunited and it feels so good

The Griffin family at their reunion in Williamsburg, Va., earlier this year.
The Griffin family at their reunion in Williamsburg, Va., earlier this year.

Our family recently had a reunion in Williamsburg, Va. It was rather small as family reunions go, as it was just Hubby and I and our descendants.

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T­­­ruth is, opinions are like noses and some of them smell

Lynne Cope Hummell
Lynne Cope Hummell

In clearing out some clutter in the house recently, I came across a small book titled "In My Humble Opinion."

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Health & Wellness

Tips to help minimize stress and protect your brain

Tips to help minimize stress and protect your brain

Stress: State of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.

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Laser hair removal simple, effective process

Oswald Lightsey Mikell
Oswald Lightsey Mikell

If you've tried different methods to remove unwanted hair, only to be left with bumps, nicks, burns or the hassles of repeated shaving, tweezing or waxing, laser hair removal might be an option worth considering.

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Mirror, mirror, on the wall, what happened to my eyebrows?

E. Ronald Finger
E. Ronald Finger

Like shapely lips, an attractive nose and beautiful eyes, eyebrows can add or detract from the beauty of a face.

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Arts & Entertainment

Gregg Russell fans celebrate his 40th year of fun for all

A young visitor to Gregg Russell's show leads the crowd in singing
A young visitor to Gregg Russell's show leads the crowd in singing "One-Eyed, One-Horned Flying Purple People Eater." PHOTO BY LYNNE COPE HUMMELL

Excitement is as thick as the humid air on a June night in Harbour Town Yacht Basin.

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Sports

Why do we lose focus and how can we get it back?

Why do we lose focus and how can we get it back?

According to Webster: "focus - (noun) a central point, as of attraction, attention, or activity. (verb) to direct one's attention or efforts."

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Debate continues about golf as an Olympic sport

Stephanie Meadow of Bluffton
Stephanie Meadow of Bluffton

Golf will be returning to the Olympics this month for the first time since 1904.

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Real Estate

Classy, compelling real estate flyers help sell houses

Classy, compelling real estate flyers help sell houses

In today's real estate marketplace, the use of house flyers is still an effective tool for marketing homes.

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