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bike_ladeFor Moss Creek resident Rosanne Adams, turning 70 is a reason to celebrate. And while most of us might opt to ring in our septennial with a quiet dinner with friends or a night out on the town, Adams chose a different tack.

She’s going to bike the entire length of the Mississipi River.

“We leave from New Orleans on May 3 and our destination is Lake Itasca in Minnesota, right at the headwaters,” said Adams.

Adams will make the trek as part of a group called WomanTours, a pack of wanderlust-infused ladies who make it a habit of criss-crossing the country once a year. She’s been riding with them since 2003.

This trip, however, has a special purpose beyond just taking in America at 12 miles an hour. Adams is collecting donations, support and funds from her trip and donating them to the Moss Creek Marines, a group of United States Marine Corps veterans, Navy Corpsmen and spouses of deceased Marines. The Moss Creek Marines “adopt” Marines in combat zones and help give them a taste of home through “packages of personal, comfort, and fun items to make life more bearable.”  according to their website.

img_0138Joseph Long and Beau Patterson of Hilton Head Island have each had stellar careers, but so have all 17 chartering members of Epsilon Mu, the newest chapter of Sigma Pi Phi, the nation’s first and oldest historically black Greek-letter fraternal organization.

Throughout this eco-geeked-out section you’ll find earth-friendly amazement.

greenseapines_0312The world’s first eco-friendly resort is returning to Earth-friendly form, thanks to a man called “the green wacko.”

retroillustration_0312Sustainability Advisory Committee members pick up the torch of Hilton Head Island’s eco-outlook.

solarheater_0312Hilton Head entrepreneur has a better solution for solar water heating.

 

greenintro_0312Green is not just a movement. It’s not just a label. It’s not just a way of life. It’s a way forward.

The tradition of buying the Christmas tree is nearly as strong as the tradition of decorating the Christmas tree. Year after year, many families turn to the same corner stand or tree farm to grab their yuletide tree and kick off their holiday season.

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Part one: Part 1: Stay local, shop local, gift local

You too can be a localvore.

What is a localvore, you may ask?

It’s someone who is conscientious and cares about their community.
It’s someone who cares about the local economy and local jobs. And finally,
it’s someone who wants a unique shopping or dining experience.

Here’s a look at some of the great
reasons to become a locavore:

oct_11_family_promise“Couch surfing” might seem like a free-spirited way to live when you’re a young adult, crashing with friends and relatives instead of settling down and signing a lease.