Community Foundation steps up with immediate relief funds

The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry has once again stepped up to the front line

Local shopkeepers adapt 16, 18, 20 (ArtWare HHS)

From closures to curbside service to sanitized everything, Bluffton and Hilton Head Island small businesses are struggling

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Help4Hope, a nonprofit organization created by the Watterson Family Foundation, partnered with Hargray in an April 21 distribution of gift cards purchased by donors for those in need. Leading the effort is Billy Watterson, right, founder of the Foundation
Help4Hope, a nonprofit organization created by the Watterson Family Foundation, partnered with Hargray in an April 21 distribution of gift cards purchased by donors for those in need. Leading the effort is Billy Watterson, right, founder of the Foundation

Foundations, nonprofits, businesses join forces to help

The Lowcountry relief effort by residents and businesses is team-based.

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Rehearsals for
Rehearsals for "Terpsichore" continue for older dancers with Hilton Head Dance School through Zoom video conference calls, as seen in this screen capture.

We can dance if we want to - even in the midst of pandemic

Some Hilton Head Island and Bluffton residents are gracefully dancing their way through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Two face shield brackets are being printed on the bed of a 3-D printer, next to a rack of the eight completed brackets. 3-D hobbyists across the nation, including Troy Boulware of Hilton Head Island, are volunteering their time and materials to create fac
Two face shield brackets are being printed on the bed of a 3-D printer, next to a rack of the eight completed brackets. 3-D hobbyists across the nation, including Troy Boulware of Hilton Head Island, are volunteering their time and materials to create fac

Local 3-D printing hobbyist creates face shields to donate

Troy Boulware has had a 3-D printer at his home for two years, since they became economical for the hobbyist.

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Pandemic concerns likely to  affect ways we vote, starting now

Pandemic concerns likely to affect ways we vote, starting now

Life after the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to include some profound changes in our lives.

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Judie Aronson Social Justice Initiative award winners named

Judie Aronson Social Justice Initiative award winners named

The Judie Aronson Social Initiative Advocating for Social Justice was established shortly after Judie's death

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Sports

Second most important tennis shot also the most neglected

Second most important tennis shot also the most neglected

So, you've practiced your thousand forehands and backhands figuring you're ready to go into that big match

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Jerry and Cyndi Whalen are senior golfers and good sports who live and play golf in Sun City. JEAN HARRIS
Jerry and Cyndi Whalen are senior golfers and good sports who live and play golf in Sun City. JEAN HARRIS

Time out for some golf levity; poking good fun at ourselves

Like many of you with time off from work, I have been cleaning the house and finally got to my office.

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Home & Garden

This young buck was seen recently in Fording Island Nature Preserve in Moss Creek. MARTHA DEMAIO
This young buck was seen recently in Fording Island Nature Preserve in Moss Creek. MARTHA DEMAIO

While humans take timeout for coronavirus, Planet Earth wins

A couple of years back, History Channel had a series called "Life After People," in which experts in various fields speculated

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Final barrier is best solution for healthier drinking water

Final barrier is best solution for healthier drinking water

With the COVID-19 crisis having us staying in place at home, many of us are more aware of a healthier lifestyle.

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Opinion

Lynne Cope Hummell
Lynne Cope Hummell

We get by with a little help from our friends - and internet

Have we all lost count of how many weeks we have been suspended in this cloud of uncertainty?

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John McCann
John McCann

Honoring outstanding efforts by town staff

This week, May 3-9, is Public Service Recognition Week.

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Letters to the Editor

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Sun on the Street

Translating 'shelter at home' into (re)discovery of outdoor fun

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Jeff Bradley
Jeff Bradley

Working with F&B leaders, legislators help rescue restaurants

Since the last week of March, things have been a blur, with scores of conference calls and Zoom meetings.

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Business

Business Briefs

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Todd Rhine
Todd Rhine

Old world wisdom offers hope for today's family, wealth

Hilton Head Island financial advisor Todd Rhine has been thinking a lot about the stability of the American family

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'Trust by verify' applies to in-laws as well as foreign powers

'Trust by verify' applies to in-laws as well as foreign powers

"Trust but verify" is a practical reality-based point of view on how to deal with foreign powers.

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Understanding more about  today's reverse mortgage options

Understanding more about today's reverse mortgage options

It might surprise you to learn that reverse mortgages have been available since 1961.

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Oyster Factory Park in Bluffton, a popular gathering spot for locals and visitors, has been empty since being shut down in March. MAGGIE YELTON
Oyster Factory Park in Bluffton, a popular gathering spot for locals and visitors, has been empty since being shut down in March. MAGGIE YELTON

Working together, we can weather these uncertain times

We're in this together.

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Beaufort Memorial resumes some elective outpatient surgeries

Beaufort Memorial is resuming some elective outpatient surgeries in its outpatient Surgery Center

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Health & Wellness

Jennifer Massey
Jennifer Massey

Addressing advance care planning in the face of COVID-19

We are facing a new normal. "Social distancing." "Flattening the curve." "Shelter in place."

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E. Ronald Finger
E. Ronald Finger

When your expression seems down, don't worry; look happy

Do people ever come up to you and ask, "Why do you look sad?"

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Family

When Conway was rescued, his abused body had almost given out. Now he rests comfortably at PAL.
When Conway was rescued, his abused body had almost given out. Now he rests comfortably at PAL.

Animal rescue extends community outreach amid COVID-19 crisis

The uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 leaves a heavy burden on many.

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Musings on life in pandemic - even from the dogs' perspective

Musings on life in pandemic - even from the dogs' perspective

With all that is going on in our world, humor is certainly necessary for some of us to remain sane amidst the chaos and fear.

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Social distancing on our beaches might become a permanent guideline, with law enforcement taking an active role in monitoring crowds. DEAN ROWLAND
Social distancing on our beaches might become a permanent guideline, with law enforcement taking an active role in monitoring crowds. DEAN ROWLAND

Are you ready for whatever our new normal might become?

Based on our Governor's most recent lifting of his executive orders,

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In spite of restrictions, let's find ways to celebrate Spring

In spite of restrictions, let's find ways to celebrate Spring

The May flowers are in bloom and the birds are singing as spring is in full swing!

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