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Jul 06 2012

Think it’s hot outside? Imagine wearing a fur coat

By Lauren Lispey, Pet Helpers Heat indexes in the Lowcountry are skyrocketing, and the risk posed to companion animals is immense. Please show consideration for your pets by recognizing signs of heat stroke and providing adequate water, shade, and protection from the heat. How do dogs and cats respond to heat? Dogs use panting as …

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Jul 06 2012

A Clear Solution in the Search for Clean Water

By Hannah Dockery With summer now fully underway, finding a Lowcountry beach where the ocean is clean enough for your favorite water-related activities is now easier than ever. Whether it’s swimming, surfing, boating, or just lounging in a chair by water, Charleston Waterkeeper’s launch of the Swim Guide app for smartphones makes awareness of water …

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Jul 05 2012

Corn Slather Salad

By Helen Legare This recipe comes via two friends. It uses Slather Brand Sauce, the brain child of Johns Island native Robin Rhea who I have known longer than I will admit, and a recipe developed by Holly Herrick, who everyone knows from her local cookbooks. The heat of the outdoor grill or your indoor …

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Jul 03 2012

A Visit to Eden

By James T. Sears, PhD  Wayne and Carol Zulla have found Eden. It is just a few hours from the United States in Potrerillos Arriba, Panamá.  Located about 3000 feet above sea level and lying beneath the Barú volcano, Eden is adjacent to a thousand acre wildlife preserve with monkeys, toucans, and parrots. Eden requires …

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Jul 03 2012

Can You Name These Plants With A Sting?

When The Scarecrow, the Tin-man, and the Cowardly Lion finally got to the witch’s castle to rescue Dorothy, they probably had to crawl through this stuff. It is perfect for a witch’s garden. This is one of the various sorts of plants called “nettles,” most of which have achieved their notoriety from their ability to …

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Jul 03 2012

Bibliophiles, Grab your Book Bags!

If you weren’t able to snag as many great works of literature as you hoped at That Big Book Sale this past June, then mark your calendars for July 20 and 21. The Charleston Friends of the Library are proud to present the John’s Island Branch Book Sale of the Charleston County Libraries. With great …

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Jul 03 2012

Fat and Healthy at Five

If you haven’t had a chance to eat at Fat Hen in the five years it’s been on Johns Island, you’re missing out. With a world class chef, excellent food, and ingredients about as local as you can get, the Fat Hen is an ideal place to take off your calorie counter and just indulge …

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Jul 02 2012

Royal Tern

The Royal Tern is our largest crested tern, which has a bright orange beak and a deeply-forked tail. Its call is a loud, distinctive grating kreet. The Caspian Tern is somewhat similar in appearance to the Royal Tern. The Caspian Tern, however, has a deep red beak with a black tip and its tail is …

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Jul 02 2012

Small businesses and E-mail

OK, so you have your business up and running, doing great and you go online to check your emails and NOTHING! What happened? This is a continuation of the last column in which I talked about using Outlook. Any email program that downloads your online emails to your business/personal computer is good for you and …

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Jul 02 2012

Wadmalaw Community Yard Sale Is July 21

By Bertha Middleton The Wadmalaw Island Senior Citizens Center (WISCC) has been busy over the past several years, working to provide for the many seniors aged 58 to 90 throughout the island. Every day, WISCC offers nutritional meals to seniors and to more than 25 homebound seniors, as well as a variety of fun programs, …

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