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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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Business

Estate planning is not a do-it-yourself project

Estate planning is not a  do-it-yourself project

With the pervasiveness in our society of do-it-yourself everything and the promise of fast, cheap and easy legal documents created at the click of a mouse, the public needs to beware.

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Mortgage protection planning prepares for the unexpected

Mortgage protection planning prepares for the unexpected

According to the Congressional Budget Office, of the roughly $2.7 trillion in 2011 national health expenditures

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iPug Trust helpful tool for asset protection

iPug Trust helpful tool for asset protection

A valuable tool in the elder law attorney's toolbox is the asset protection trust.

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Home & Garden

New technology creates more variety in stone finishes

Using a variety of stone finishes can be subtle and visually dramatic.
Using a variety of stone finishes can be subtle and visually dramatic.

In the past, pretty much all granite countertops had a polished shine.

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Family

Take a proactive approach to senior retirement

Take a proactive approach to senior retirement

When working with seniors, one often hears the phrase, "I do not want to burden my children with anything."

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Exercise among best ways to minimize risk of falls

Rachel Carson
Rachel Carson

If you are a senior or are caring for an aging adult, you know the fear a potential fall brings.

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Dining

Find Salvation in a sandwich at Alvin Ord's of Bluffton

Alvin Ord's Salvation and Turkey Club PHOTO BY PAM GALLAGHER
Alvin Ord's Salvation and Turkey Club PHOTO BY PAM GALLAGHER

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, or so goes the old saw, and the menu and method of making sandwiches at the Lunde family's new Alvin Ord's sandwich shop

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Real Estate

Top real estate companies never rest on their laurels

Top real estate companies never rest on their laurels

While there have been a lot of changes in the real estate industry over the past 30 years

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Real estate investing on island makes a lot of sense

Real estate investing on island makes a lot of sense

Buying a rental property on Hilton Head Island is a smart investment.

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How can home sellers avoid buyer 'horribilization'?

How can home sellers avoid buyer 'horribilization'?

Maybe "horribilization" isn't a real word, but it definitely is a real thing.

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Opinion

Screaming at strangers never a good idea in a small town

Lynne Cope Hummell
Lynne Cope Hummell

I don't often gripe about people, but recently on Facebook, I did.

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Flyover one piece of infrastructure puzzle

Tom Davis
Tom Davis

Last month, I stood onsite with many others to celebrate the opening of the Bluffton Parkway flyover.

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Letters to the Editor

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Health & Wellness

Being positive helps improve brain health at any age

"You can't change who you are, but you can change what you have in your head, you can refresh what you're thinking about, and you can put some fresh air in your brain."

- Ernesto Bertarelli

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What are age spots and how can you get rid of them?

What are age spots and how can you get rid of them?

Age spots - also called liver spots and solar lentigines - are flat gray, brown or black spots.

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Learning the science behind benefits of a plant-based diet

Dr. Michael Greger enjoys a vegan meal at Pure Natural Market on Hilton Head Island in July. PHOTO BY J LANNING SMITH
Dr. Michael Greger enjoys a vegan meal at Pure Natural Market on Hilton Head Island in July. PHOTO BY J LANNING SMITH

This past summer, Dr. Michael Greger was in town to speak on the subject of nutrition and health.

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Arts & Entertainment

New season at Arts Center chock full of fun

New season at Arts Center chock full of fun

Following a hugely successful 2015-16 - and also a 20th anniversary celebration

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Live 'mUUsic' series in Bluffton begins third year

Uncommon Collective
Uncommon Collective

The third annual "mUUsic series" of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry will open Sept. 23 with the popular Velvet Caravan of Savannah.

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With crazy subjects and colors, Hummell is right at home

Amos Hummell at work in his home studio on HIlton Head Island. PHOTO BY CHANDLER HUMMELL
Amos Hummell at work in his home studio on HIlton Head Island. PHOTO BY CHANDLER HUMMELL

Amos Hummell has always had a hard time defining his art styles - plural.

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Past SOBA presidents come together for show

"Somewhere on HIlton Head Circa 1858" by Chris Clayton

The Society of Bluffton Artists welcomes its past living presidents as the featured artists in September at the SOBA Gallery.

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Sports

Kids involved in tennis can have advantage in classroom

Kids involved in tennis can have advantage in classroom

Now that school is back in session I thought it would be a good idea to mention how well kids who play tennis

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For feedback on your swing, the answer is in the grass

The lower divot is in front of the line. This is what you want. The upper divot starts behind the ball. This is a
The lower divot is in front of the line. This is what you want. The upper divot starts behind the ball. This is a "fat" divot. Try to avoid hitting the ball behind the line.

When using short irons, 6 irons to wedges, you need a descending angle of approach.

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