August 2017
7 tips for viewing the eclipse. 
Plus: Win a $100 gift card, paddle through a cypress swamp and savor delicious Italian recipes.
7 tips for viewing the solar eclipse
On Aug. 21, South Carolina will witness its first total solar eclipse in decades. Here's everything you need to know to enjoy the spectacle. 
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Festivals and events
Explore African-American history at Historic Brattonsville, celebrate the apple harvest, shop for creative crafts and fill up on barbecue and bluegrass in this month's roundup of festivals and events.  
Aiken's Makin Festival
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Aces wild
Professional mini golf finds a home on the Grand Strand, where serious players compete for big money, a coveted green jacket and little sporting respect, please. 
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Searching for Elvis
Our intrepid reporter journeys into the heart of the cypress swamp at Goodale State Park, hoping for a glimpse of an elusive celebrity.  
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Charging ahead
Shopping for a new set of wheels? Consider the pros and cons of an electric vehicle. 
Santee Cooper
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Make mine Italian
There's no need to wait for an open table at a restaurant when you can make these easy Italian dishes in the comfort of your own kitchen. 
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Awesome sauce
No store-bought marinara in the house? Don't panic. Let Chef Belinda show you a quick-and-easy version that starts with canned tomatoes. 
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Win a $100 gift card
Two remarkable things are happening in South Carolina this month: the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse and South Carolina Living's Reader Reply Travel Sweepstakes. Sign up today for your chance to win a $100 Visa gift card. One lucky reader's name will be drawn at random from all eligible entries received by Aug. 31.
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