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In this special annual medical section, we focus on how you can stay healthy from head to toe.

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These local moms are on the frontlines in the truest sense of the word. Click here for their stories.

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There are plenty of activities available this summer for kids, ranging from sports to the arts to academics and more. They include:

A slew of new books authored by local writes have been published recently. Here are some of them:

0410_chessThe first time Gregory Kaidanov met the girl who would become the strongest female player in the history of chess, he was a 20-year-old chess master and Judit Polgar was a 6-year-old prodigy who on a trip to Moscow with her parents.
They were already two players the chess world would keep its eyes on for decades to come. What the chess world keeps its eyes on apparently sometimes slips right past the rest of us. Many years later, the two crossed paths again in a suite at the Hilton Head Marriot Resort and Spa for a no-frills match in front of a small crowd that might not look like much to the average outsider.

mvp_0310It’d be easy to make the argument that these Bluffton Township firefighters deserve the coveted title of Hilton Head Monthly’s Most Valuable Person just for the job they do … you know with all of that rescuing people from burning buildings and such.

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1. What are the names of the members of the Irish rock band U2?
A) Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr.
B) Larry, Moe & Curly
C) Bono and Cher
D) Peter, Paul & Mary

Hilton Head Monthly

Monthly goes green in March with tips, stories and more on being environmentally friendly. In keeping with the "green" theme, we also have the scoop on St. Patrick's Day events.

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We can all do our part when it comes to going “green.” Click here for  tips on recycling and reducing.

From Singapore to Sydney: A diary of a cruise

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
- St. Augustine

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Gwendolyn Ste. Marie and her husband, Chet Williams, stand outside the Sydney Opera House and Harbor Bridge.

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Raffles Hotel, Singapore

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Regent Seven Seas Mariner

Passports packed. Australian visas verified. All aboard!
To celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary, my husband and I booked an all-inclusive fare, 17-day Asia Pacific Cruise aboard Regent Seven Seas’ Mariner. The Singapore to Sydney trip through 3 countries began with an over-night stay at Raffles in one of Asia’s most storied hostelries.