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Club Digest: Sunday, June 24, 2018

Sumter Art Association Sumter Art Association met on May 15 in the parish hall of the Church of the Holy Comforter. Patti Sosnowski called the meeting to order. She welcomed 35 members and gave a special welcome to new members Lynn Eldridge, … more

Club Digest: Sunday, April 22, 2018

NU MASTER CHAPTER OF BETA SIGMA PHI Members met on Feb. 15 at the home of Dot Edwards. A business meeting was held after a lunch of soup and cornbread. The chapter continues its service projects of providing food to United Ministries, The … more

The Power of the Song

Vicki and Jay Parnell believe that music is powerful. They've been making music together and with others for years, and lately they've been expanding their exploration of the strength of songs performed by their writers. On Saturday, April 28, … more

How far away was that lightning?

You probably do it. It might be ingrained from when you were a kid, and now it's almost automatic. You see the flash of lightning - and you immediately start counting the seconds till it thunders. But does counting really get you a good estimate … more

Got indigestion? This subset of cows could solve your milk problem

MORAVIA, N.Y. - Milk got your stomach feeling sour? Dairy companies looking for ways to appeal to people who avoid milk because of indigestion are promoting what they describe as a natural, easier-drinking alternative. It's called A2 milk, which … more

Scrub pots or make tea from this scratchy plant

Special to The Sumter ItemI just finished a wonderful fish lunch at a local restaurant named "Mercado Acapulco," near our campus, a place that features a restaurant along with its well-stocked grocery store. Such a lunch it was! A crispy hot … more

Sumter Iris Festival marks 78 years

These slides were taken by Hubert D. Osteen during the Iris Festival events in 1948 and 1949. The late horticulturist H.C. Bland started the gardens around his fishing lake in 1927, and the late A.T. Heath deeded the south gardens to the city of … more

Financial counseling widely available

It's easy to define "savvy." The adjective basically means you are good at dealing with practical matters. "Senior" or "senior citizen," however, is a bit vague - and the definition has changed … more

U.S. Navy now allows women to wear ponytails, lock hairstyles

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Navy says it will now allow servicewomen to sport ponytails and other hairstyles, reversing a policy that long forbade females from letting their hair down. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said it makes … more

Sumter Little Theatre announces 2018-19 season

A thought-provoking drama by one of America's most beloved playwrights opens Sumter Little Theatre's 2018-19 season on Aug. 23. In rehearsal now for almost three weeks, "Fences," by the late August Wilson, explores the effects of racism on family … more

Lego lovers pack convention

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. - If you think five straight days of Lego are for the kiddie set, think again. Brickworld Chicago is a convention aimed at adults. Teens are welcome. So are tweens. But better nab a grown-up, boys and girls, if you want to hang with … more

Saudi women spend big on makeup, even if it's just a glimpse

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Green lipstick, blue lipstick and 40 shades of foundation to choose from are just some of the reasons 18-year-old Shahad al-Qahtani is excited about superstar Rihanna's makeup line debut in Saudi Arabia. Rihanna, known … more

What makes something truly addictive?

CHICAGO - Now that the world's leading public health group says too much Minecraft can be an addiction, could overindulging in chocolate, exercise, even sex, be next? The short answer is probably not. The new "gaming disorder" classification … more

Dig it: Archaeologists scour Woodstock '69 concert field

BETHEL, N.Y. - Archaeologists scouring the grassy hillside famously trampled during the 1969 Woodstock music festival carefully sifted through the dirt from a time of peace, love, protest and good vibes. Perhaps they would find an old peace … more
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