March 2017
Are you ready for the solar eclipse?
Plus: Win a $100 gift card, enjoy low-carb cooking and dig into kid-friendly garden projects.

total eclipse
Total blackout
A once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse will sweep across the nation this summer , and South Carolina is right in the prime viewing path. Here's what you need to know to enjoy the show.
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eclipse glasses
How to protect your eyes
Proper eye protection is vital if you want to view the solar eclipse as it unfolds. They may not look like much, but eclipse glasses offer safe and reliable protection. Good news: They are widely available and inexpensive--- maybe even free.  
Aiken horse racing
Festivals and events
Spring weather brings plenty of options for outdoor fun, including horse races, street concerts and golf
Power play
A versatile polo player, Cristina Fernandez of Aiken plays the game with the energy and commitment to make her a strong competitor in this male-dominated sport.  
vegetables and children
Little green thumbs
It's time to get the children off the couch and out in the backyard. Check out four simple projects that teach kids to dig gardening
zuchini lasagna
Low-carb cooking
Who says low-carb cooking has to be boring? Try Chef Belinda's recipes for healthier versions of your favorite foods, including a zucchini lasagna so good you won't even miss the noodles
Smashing cauliflower
If you're trying to cut carbs but missing your mashed potatoes, Chef Belinda's got a creamy, garlicky, cauliflower version that will satisfy your craving--- guilt free
Get money for college  
Women working to complete their college degrees can now apply for the 2017 WIRE scholarship program. Learn more about the program, and download an application today. 

deer in the garden
What's eating your garden?
Get practical advice on humane ways to keep your lawn and garden safe from deer, rabbits and other hungry creatures
People and pets
Share your pet photos
You know you love your pet. Why not share the love (and your photos) with our readers? Upload your favorite image, tell us a little about your companion and take a short survey at If we publish your image, we'll send you a $25 gift card to spend on pet food, toys and treats
reader reply March 2017
Do you have the luck of the Irish?
Lucky you--- you have three chances to win a $100 gift card in this month's Reader Reply Travel Sweepstakes. Three readers' names will be drawn at random from entries received by March 31. Four-leaf clover optional. Leprechauns not eligible to win.
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