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World-renowned statue, 'Our Lady of Fatima', at St. Francis Catholic School

On May 2, 2016, the world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima made its way through St. Francis Catholic School on Hilton Head Island, with the entire student body taking part in a procession with the precious piece from the gymnasium to St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church. 'Our Lady' was sculpted in 1947 by Jose Thedim. Why is the statue such a colossal deal across the globe? Carl R. Malburg, the director of the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue Foundation, explains. (Note: 'Our Lady' will be on display for the public on May 3 at John Paul II Catholic School in Ridgeland from 8-11 a.m., and at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Beaufort from 6-10 p.m. On May 6, it will be on display at St. Gregory the Great Catholic School in Bluffton, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.)

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Ranking the states: K-12 spending per student

When it comes to state funding of public schools, it's clear that not all states are created equal. For a variety of reasons, such as the prevalence of successful businesses or the median income in a given area, spending on K-12 students varies greatly from state to state, or even county to county.

Food & Drink

Making perfect pour-over coffee

Ryan Siu of The Black Drop coffeehouse in Bellingham, Wash., gives a few pointers on how to make a great cup of coffee at home. One secret: A burr grinder might be the most important part of a great cup'a joe.

Health Care

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Rebecca Wright and her husband, Daniel Wright, have gained back a lot of the weight they lost six years ago on Season 8 of "The Biggest Loser." A look at workouts and a study of the contestants helps explain why.

Home & Garden

Design Recipes: Freshen your space with florals

When the weather is warm, nothing can revitalize and rejuvenate a space quite like florals. And the beauty is they don't necessarily have to be fresh. One longtime secret of decorators is to use floral arrangements as accessories. Similar to decorative elements such as sculptural pieces, vases or toss pillows, the right floral arrangement can add an elevated aesthetic and help set a mood, as well as add a much-needed punch of color.

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Style at Home: Decorating with dishes

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Living

History lessons at the Hanford Site

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Family

Book review: Crossover tales will thrill fans of Riordan's books

Parents need to know that these three short stories, which combine main characters from Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and Kane Chronicles series, were previously available separately as ebooks only. "The Son of Sobek" was released in 2013, "The Staff of Serapis" in 2014, and "The Crown of Ptolemy" in 2015. The hardcover book "Demigods and Magicians: Percy and Annabeth Meet the Kanes" includes all three stories, a forward by Percy Jackson, eight full-color illustrations, and a peek at the first chapter of "The Hidden Oracle," the start of a series to be released in May 2016. Kids will need to have read at least some of the main Percy Jackson series and the slightly more complex Kane Chronicle series to get what's going on when Greek mythology and Egyptian mythology and magic collide. Expect the same kinds of fantasy violence in these shorts that you saw in the other series - battles against monsters and gods where they get stabbed with swords or blown up. The good guys - all teens - get injured but heal with their magical nectar and potions. Readers will learn a bit about Alexander the Great and how he united the Greece and Egypt in his giant empire.

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World-renowned statue, 'Our Lady of Fatima', at St. Francis Catholic School

On May 2, 2016, the world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima made its way through St. Francis Catholic School on Hilton Head Island, with the entire student body taking part in a procession with the precious piece from the gymnasium to St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church. 'Our Lady' was sculpted in 1947 by Jose Thedim. Why is the statue such a colossal deal across the globe? Carl R. Malburg, the director of the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue Foundation, explains. (Note: 'Our Lady' will be on display for the public on May 3 at John Paul II Catholic School in Ridgeland from 8-11 a.m., and at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Beaufort from 6-10 p.m. On May 6, it will be on display at St. Gregory the Great Catholic School in Bluffton, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
Josh Mitelman jmitelman@islandpacket.com
World-renowned statue, 'Our Lady of Fatima', at St. Francis Catholic School 01:19

World-renowned statue, 'Our Lady of Fatima', at St. Francis Catholic School

Gov. Nikki Haley speaks about the Jasper Ocean Terminal project 00:24

Gov. Nikki Haley speaks about the Jasper Ocean Terminal project

Monkeys are are not a threat to public says Alpha Genesis CEO 00:40

Monkeys are are not a threat to public says Alpha Genesis CEO

Arrest of Ridgeland man in Bluffton captured on video 01:43

Arrest of Ridgeland man in Bluffton captured on video