With this feature, we seek to capture a glimpse of what you and your neighbors have to say about a variety of topics, issues, events – and just plain fun questions.

Normally, you might find us anywhere around the community with a camera and note pad, asking simple questions and looking for thoughtful answers. During this coronavirus pandemic, we are practicing social distancing and turned to social media to ask readers and followers to show us their homemade masks and tell us about them.

Cher Longshore, Bluffton: “I made my ‘mask’ from an old tee shirt.”

Pam Newcomb Fields, Corinth, Miss.: “I made this before anyone else I knew was taking it seriously! Since then, three friends and I have made and given away about 1,075 masks.”

Lara Garniewicz, Hilton Head Island: “I’ve made lots more for friends and family that are useable, washable, but non-medical grade masks.”

Eric White, Chapel Hill, N.C.: “This is my beach-themed mask I use in Chapel Hill, as a nod to my former home of Hilton Head Island for 20 years.”

Scott Livingood, Savannah (from his wife, Renee): “My husband made some for his staff at Livingood’s Appliances & Bedding. These masks are necessary to protect not only our crew, but the homeowners as well.”