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To start, I went straight to the top. The arctic. The North Pole to be more specific. Turn the a/c as low as you dare, bundle up, and check out the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration’s Arctic theme page , a collection of cool links. You'll find a web cam watching the pole. Like they say about the sled dog races in this part of the world, the view almost never changes. They do explain why though, and a lot more.

For more interesting views, there are lots of choices in the Gallery section. You can go back to the bad old days, nearly one- hundred- years ago, or more modern explorers in an icebreaker. By the way, it’s still summer up here as well, current temperature, a balmy 34 degrees.

Think about this as you reach for some fresh cubes to cool your drink. We didn't always have the ice maker in the kitchen. Why do you think our grandparents and beyond called the newfangled invention the icebox? I found a site in London that honors not just the London Canal , but also one of its key components… the Ice House. It shows how they actually had to harvest ice in the wintertime, slide it to ships, and ship it to London for the rich folks. They used it for all sorts of things, including, of course, ice cream. So check out the links to the history of our favorite summertime treat.

Hungry yet? I also found a crazy page all about ice cream, how to make it from scratch, the machines and ingredients beyond salt and ice, and some recipes you'll have to try. There’s even a link to grits ice cream. Yes. Grits. They're not just for breakfast anymore.

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  • Annual jazz concert raises money for children's day camp

    Annual jazz concert raises money for children's day camp

    Sunday, June 17 2018 7:20 PM EDT2018-06-17 23:20:32 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    Folks took time to enjoy the smooth sounds at Congregation Mickve Israel on Sunday evening for the second annual Benefit Jazz Concert. The concert raises money for Camp Lighthouse, a day camp for children. The event featured Teddy Adams and a quartet. The event also honored numerous people. Among them was Rabbi Robert Haas, members of Congregation Mickve Israel, Fathers Mark Ross and Daniel Firmin and members of St. James Catholic Church. Copyright 2018 WTOC. All rights res...

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    Folks took time to enjoy the smooth sounds at Congregation Mickve Israel on Sunday evening for the second annual Benefit Jazz Concert. The concert raises money for Camp Lighthouse, a day camp for children. The event featured Teddy Adams and a quartet. The event also honored numerous people. Among them was Rabbi Robert Haas, members of Congregation Mickve Israel, Fathers Mark Ross and Daniel Firmin and members of St. James Catholic Church. Copyright 2018 WTOC. All rights res...

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  • Lowcountry firefighters spend Father's Day battling house fire

    Lowcountry firefighters spend Father's Day battling house fire

    Sunday, June 17 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-06-17 22:16:27 GMT
    (Source: Burton Fire Dept.)(Source: Burton Fire Dept.)

    Firefighters across Beaufort County spent their Father's Day in the heat and humidity battling a house fire that nearby neighbors say could have been caused by a lightning strike.  Burton and Port Royal firefighters were dispatched after taking a call for a house fire at Market Street in the Habersham development just before 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. Crews arrived to fire billowing from the roofline of a three-story building.  The Lowcountry heat and humidity began to take its ...

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    Firefighters across Beaufort County spent their Father's Day in the heat and humidity battling a house fire that nearby neighbors say could have been caused by a lightning strike.  Burton and Port Royal firefighters were dispatched after taking a call for a house fire at Market Street in the Habersham development just before 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. Crews arrived to fire billowing from the roofline of a three-story building.  The Lowcountry heat and humidity began to take its ...

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  • Father's Day showers expected until late evening

    Father's Day showers expected until late evening

    Sunday, June 17 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-06-17 21:58:11 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    Relaxing outside this Father's Day afternoon? Showers and thunderstorms will continue drifting across the Coastal Empire and Low Country into the early evening hours. Since these storms aren't moving fast, you can expect water to collect on roadways if you're caught under a downpour. The good news is that we will be much drier by sunset, meaning your dinner grilling plans are still a go! 

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    Relaxing outside this Father's Day afternoon? Showers and thunderstorms will continue drifting across the Coastal Empire and Low Country into the early evening hours. Since these storms aren't moving fast, you can expect water to collect on roadways if you're caught under a downpour. The good news is that we will be much drier by sunset, meaning your dinner grilling plans are still a go! 

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