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A Birthday Cake of Societal Rebellion: Facing 40 alone

A Birthday Cake of Societal Rebellion: Facing 40 alone

It’s a gray morning in January as I write this. Today I woke up late, made a cup of coffee and scrolled through an excerpt about the well-known philosopher Albert Camus on Brain Pickings, one of my favorite websites. This prompted me to pluck my tattered copy of The Myth of Sisyphus off my bookshelf and read at least half of one essay, underlining things just like I did as a college student. Next, I had a bowl of sugary kid cereal for my breakfast. Then I listened to Pink Floyd on YouTube—a “Best of” compilation.

4 Things You Didn’t Know about HGTV’s Dream Home on Hilton Head Island

4 Things You Didn’t Know about HGTV’s Dream Home on Hilton Head Island

Before you claim your prize and win this lavish marsh front home, here are a few secrets.

Odds are good that by now you’ve read all about HGTV’s latest iteration of its Dream Home, a spectacular Windmill Harbour house that has once again brought the world’s eyes to our island. Beyond the excitement of seeing our hometown on TV (again), the home itself is a masterpiece of coastal design. Famed designer and host Brian Patrick Flynn tapped local firms Shoreline Construction and Court Atkins Group for the build, lending authenticity to a home designed to reflect the Hilton Head Island aesthetic. And while the photos here show the gorgeous results of their hard work, there’s far more to the HGTV Dream Home than meets the eye. Before it makes its television debut, here are a few things you might not know about the home and how it was built.

Not Just Cleaning: Lowcountry Clean Care

Not Just Cleaning: Lowcountry Clean Care

Long known for his home cleaning and disaster recovery services, Gerald Brant of Lowcountry Clean Care is a dyed-in-the-wool expert when it comes to rugs.

Odds are good you know how to clean a rug. You take it outside, you beat it with a broom handle a few times, and then maybe you spray some spot cleaner on the problem areas or you go whole hog and rent the bulky steam cleaner from the grocery store.

But that’s just cleaning a rug. What Gerald Brant, owner of Lowcountry Clean Care, does is far more than cleaning. It’s washing.

Wait, there’s a difference?

Pizza to Go at Pizza Co.

Pizza to Go at Pizza Co.

Deliriously tasty and dizzyingly fast, the pies at Pizza Co. might just be the next big thing in pie.

Trying to join a conversation between Pizza Co. co-founders Billy Watterson and Marshall Sampson is a bit like stepping into a hurricane. Like complementary currents of creativity, the pair feed off of each other as the inspiration flies back and forth—new menu items, slight tweaks to the décor of the Hilton Head Island location, ideas for the forthcoming Bluffton location, new options for their food truck, the logistics of installing new equipment for a menu item they’re looking to roll out.

Effortless Beauty: Permanent Cosmetics HHI offers life-changing options for enhancing your appearance

Effortless Beauty: Permanent Cosmetics HHI offers life-changing options for enhancing your appearance

Are your eyebrows missing in action? Are your lips disappearing into your face? Are you tired of hiding embarrassing scars? Maybe it’s time to consider a more permanent solution than traditional makeup, which is not only time-consuming to apply but often melts off when you walk out the door.

According to Sarah Rhoads, owner of Permanent Cosmetics HHI (PCHHI) people choose to get permanent cosmetics for a variety of reasons. For some, it’s about saving time. (Imagine rolling out of bed with your brows and/or lips already done for the day!) For others, it’s a matter of no longer being able to apply makeup skillfully due to vision changes or decreased dexterity. And for men and women alike, it is often about restoring their appearance after an accident, injury or surgery. Whatever the initial reason for their visit to PCHHI, clients are raving about the results.

Prevention is Key for This Eye Disease: Age-related macular degeneration the leading cause of vision loss in people age 60 and older

Prevention is Key for This Eye Disease: Age-related macular degeneration the leading cause of vision loss in people age 60 and older

Wrinkles and arthritis are often the go-to concerns many people have as they grow older. However, irreversible blindness and visual impairment should also top the list. As many as 11 million people in the United States experience vision loss resulting from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

People with AMD may develop blurred and distorted vision and may not recognize faces due to a developing blind spot in the middle of their vision. In the early stages of the disease, there are often no warning signs. And for some people, AMD can cause total vision loss.

A Note from Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka and HHI Mayor John McCann

A Note from Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka and HHI Mayor John McCann

Local Governance Matters on Business Licensing and Local Taxing Authority

Welcome to the new year, one we hope brings much prosperity for the communities we are fortunate to serve. As elected officials, we’re charged with using our platform as town council bodies to govern our community and meet the needs of our residents—from addressing affordable housing, economic development and stormwater issues to protecting our waterways and maintaining and adding to our parks. With the support of local businesses, we strive for a healthy economy and jobs our residents can depend on for their livelihood.

In Search of Purpose

In Search of Purpose

“There is no substitute for finding true purpose. But the true or primary purpose of your life cannot be found on the outer level. It does not concern what you do but what you are.” –Eckhart Tolle Do you ever find yourself wandering aimlessly through your day, doing...

Editor’s Note: January 2020

Editor’s Note: January 2020

Reflecting on the fact that we are about to embark on the year 2020 is mindboggling. I’ve heard the elder generation remark that the older you are, the faster time flies, and I think I’ve arrived. 2020 seemed so far off—a time when everyone would be driving flying...

Old School, New School at Bluffton Pharmacy

Old School, New School at Bluffton Pharmacy

In a world of corporate chains, Bluffton Pharmacy is an unapologetic throwback to a simpler time. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t on top of the latest treatments.

There’s a decidedly old-school vibe when you walk into Bluffton Pharmacy. It’s the kind of place where they greet you by name when you walk in the door, where they ask about your family. It’s the kind of community hub many people thought had been lost in the day of the mega chains. It’s the kind of place you walk into and wonder why we ever started going to corporate drug stores in the first place. Especially when you start looking at the price tags and notice this old-school service and charm comes cheaper than the sterile corporate assembly line.

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