Calhoun Station Thrift Store has reopened after six months. Significant renovations to the interior of the store are now complete, with new paint and merchandise organization.

The all-volunteer run thrift store supports nonprofit programs throughout Bluffton.  Any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization can apply for funding by completing an application.

Since it was founded in 1989, Calhoun Station Thrift Store has donated more than $1.5 million to help improve social services for Bluffton residents.

Completely supported by donations and volunteers, Calhoun Station is continuously looking for volunteers to help the mission and vision of the organization.

Donations are accepted during store hours Wednesday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The store is located at 77 Prichard St. For more information call 843-757-5191.

Rebekah Anderson, DMD, MSD has joined the practice of Maginnis Orthodontics. She will be seeing patients at the offices in Beaufort and Bluffton. 

Dr. Anderson received her Bachelor of Arts in chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She went on to Boston University, where she received her Master of Arts in medical sciences and her Doctor of Dental Medicine (where she graduated summa cum laude). She also earned her Master of Science in Dentistry at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Dr. Anderson resides in Charleston with her husband, Ryan, and two doodles, Cooper and Charlie.

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The Juice Hive, the Bluffton-based healthy eatery and sister restaurant to The Cottage Café, Bakery & Tea Room, has once again been honored with two prestigious Good Food Awards. For the fifth consecutive year, the eatery has achieved high honors, rising to the top of nearly 2,000 entries, and honored for foods that “represent the highest standards of quality, sustainability and social responsibility.”

The Juice Hive’s winning entries this year are Korean Pickled Elephant Garlic (category: Pickles) and Watermelon Rind Chutney (category: Pantry).

In addition to these two winning entries, the Juice Hive also had an additional honor this year: their popular Superfruit Roll-up was named a finalist in the competitive Snacks category.

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Bluffton resident Suzanne Giesemann has been named to the 2022 Watkins List of 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People.  Giesemann is honored for her global work as a spiritual teacher, author and medium.

The list celebrates the positive influence of today’s teachers and leaders who nurture spiritual growth and make the world a better place.  Those on the list must have made a unique spiritual contribution on a global scale. Pope Francis is No. 1 and the Dalai Lama is No. 2. Giesemann debuts at No. 92.   

Former U.S. Navy Commander Giesemann’s service to humanity as a spiritual teacher, author and medium comes after a distinguished 20-year career in the military where she served as a commanding officer and as aide to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Her transition from senior officer to her current work is featured in the award-winning documentary “Messages of Hope,” based on her memoir by the same name.

More information about Giesemann’s work and many free resources can be found at