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2008-08-02 09:00:17

By Rachel Johnson, Aiken Standard, S.C. Aug. 2--All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players; they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts. Recognize these famous words? The truth behind Shakespeare's infamous lines are held to the test in the upcoming Aiken Community Playhouse production of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)." The production is hailed as a comedy which displaces the revered. A clever mixture...

2008-07-30 09:00:56

By Rachel Johnson, Aiken Standard, S.C. Jul. 30--Aiken residents can enjoy an evening of beach music Friday in historic downtown Aiken. After spending more than 27 years performing with the Embers as saxophonist and vocalist, including performances at the opening ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympics and at the inauguration of President Bill Clinton, Craig Woolard started doing his own thing and took the beach music scene by storm in 2004 with the formation of the Craig Woolard Band....

2008-07-28 09:01:09

By Rob Novit, Aiken Standard, S.C. Jul. 28--In her first summer as an instructor at USC Aiken's Kids in College camps, Ashley Windley has been busy. Last week she trained "mad scientists" each morning. Then in the afternoon, Windley, a third-grade teacher at Redcliffe Elementary School, served as director for a movie production. And that's not all. This week she will introduce kids age 10-13 to the craft of producing a stage production -- everything from acting and singing to...

2008-07-28 09:00:55

By Haley Hughes, Aiken Standard, S.C. Jul. 28--RIDGE SPRING -- Yon Family Farms in Ridge Spring has been recognized for its environmental stewardship. The farm received the regional 2008 Environmental Stewardship award from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association for its commitment to being environmentally conscious while providing consumers with safe beef products. The primary product out of Yon Family Farms is registered Angus beef. Ever since the farm began 12 years ago, the Yon...

2008-07-23 12:00:58

By Haley Hughes, Aiken Standard, S.C. Jul. 23--Families everywhere are struggling with soaring gas and utility prices and are turning to local food banks for assistance, so Aiken's Bi-Los have kicked off a summer food drive to benefit the Golden Harvest Food Bank. Called the "Hunger Relief Program," Bi-Lo customers here can help their community neighbors in need by purchasing a bag of groceries containing food items for $5 at the check-out counter until Aug. 12. The groceries will be...

2008-07-23 12:00:57

By April Bailey, Aiken Standard, S.C. Jul. 23--Over 18,000 feet of fencing is being installed at the Aiken Municipal Airport. Aiken Department of Public Works Director Larry Morris said the fencing is being paid for by a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration for over $200,000. The fencing, which Morris says will encircle the entire airport, is being done by Hastie Fence Co., based in Agawam, Mass. Morris said the barrier is being installed to increase security at the airport,...

2008-07-21 08:44:57

By Suzanne R. Stone, Aiken Standard, S.C. Jul. 21--Alysa Smith and Timothy Hall will bring their love of choral music to Hopelands Gardens tonight. The duo performs at 7 p.m. on the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands Gardens as part of the Hopelands Summer Concert Series. Admission is free, and the concert is sponsored by Jeff's Hair Styles. Smith teaches choral music, International Baccalaureate music and Advanced Placement music theory at Johnson High School in...

2008-07-20 09:00:31

By Rob Novit, Aiken Standard, S.C. Jul. 20--The Aiken County Board of Education has had a superintendent evaluation process in the past, but it was "certainly not the most effective one," said Board Chair Dr. Christine Sanders. Current Superintendent Dr. Beth Everitt began work Jan. 2. She met in closed session with the School Board Tuesday to talk about the development evaluation instrument for 2008-09. Sanders said board members will have a special meeting on Tuesday, July 29,...

2008-07-20 09:00:28

By Rachel Johnson, Aiken Standard, S.C. Jul. 20--There is hardly a dull moment at the Aiken Community Playhouse (ACP) these days as performers, directors and crew are putting the finishing touches on performances, constructing sets, auditioning for upcoming events and preparing speeches for awards night. Kicking off the inaugural summer season and currently featured on the Bechtel Experimental stage at the ACP is the production "Medea." Directed by Jennifer Cudworth Greer, this timeless...

2008-07-19 09:00:36

By April Bailey, Aiken Standard, S.C. Jul. 19--Nationwide, kids are getting cancer at younger ages, said Joan Moffett, community outreach coordinator of the Savannah River Cancer Foundation. Representatives with First Presbyterian Church are looking to aid young cancer patients in their battle with the disease with the Seventh Annual Golf Outing. The church plans to use the proceeds from the outing to set up a Children's Cancer Fund at the Savannah River Cancer Foundation. Established...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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