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MATTHEW RAIFORD’S COOKBOOK REVIVES LEGACY OF THE FAMILY FARM

For Brunswick-based chef Matthew Raiford, food and storytelling blend together like butter and sugar. His just-released cookbook, “Bress ‘N’ Nyam: Gullah Geechee Recipes from a Sixth-Generation Farmer,” showcases his personal mixture of recipes, photos and stories about Southern coastal cuisine. 

1. An Osprey and her chick resting at the Van Der Meer Tennis Center in Shipyard were caught on camera by Mary Alice Tartler.

THE LOWCOUNTRY IS FULL OF THINGS TO DO. HERE ARE A FEW FAVORITES.

From sun, sand and surf, to thrilling indoor activities and plenty of shopping, the Lowcountry is packed with adventures. Monthly has you covered this summer with an endless to-do list. With the summer in full gear, we offer some things to do that are fun for the whole family. A quick internet search will provide you with the latest information on all the hottest – and coolest – spots.

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CLEMENS 

Age: 2.6 years old
Gender: Male 
Weight: 64 pounds
Breed: Terrier Mix 
Temperament: Lively and playful; selective with dogs. Loves toys.

SAMANTHA

Age: 2 years old
Gender: Female
Weight: 45 pounds
Breed: Bully breed
Temperament: Needs a family who is patient because she is timid but loving.

SHEPHERDS CARE OFFERS A PLACE OF ‘EXTREME’ HOSPITALITY FOR PASTORS, MISSIONARIES

After more than two decades in ministry, Paul Cheshier, a pastor at First Bible Church in Decatur, Ala., was feeling exhausted — physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

It’s a common occurrence among pastors and other clergy members, who give all they have to serve others. They have to deal with horrible situations and keep it all confidential, which over time can lead to feelings of discouragement and burnout.

LOWCOUNTRY A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION FOR BEST-SELLING AUTHOR PATTI CALLAHAN

For New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Patti Callahan, the Lowcountry is both inspiration and backdrop to many of her novels.

Nestled in her Palmetto Bluff home, she points to the comfy, white chair in her living room saying, “I do a lot of writing there.”

She also points to her dining room table and screened-in porch.

PLAN TO GET THE KIDS INVOLVED IN SOMETHING FUN

The countdown to summer vacation has begun, and with it the annual question faced by all parents: What are we going to do with the kids? Whether you’re looking to keep the kids engaged for a week, or just get them out of the house for a few hours so they don’t spend the whole day watching Netflix, there is a great selection of summer camps right here in the Lowcountry.