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Moammar Gadhafi in need of a serious fashion makeover

Memo to Moammar Gadhafi, get on the phone immediately to Rachel Zoe. You really need a stylist, and fast. At the very least, get clothes that fit you and while you're at it, get a new chapeau!

Facebook and Twitter are truly amazing creations. Who in the world ever would have thought that the two would have had such an amazing impact on global politics and our lives? I don't know how to Twitter -- I'll leave that to the birds for the moment -- but Facebook is enthralling. I just don't have much time to interact.

  • Viva spring! I hope you are on the way. I am actually looking forward to summer, I think, at least at this moment. I might even welcome a few bugs -- if they look at me through the screen. I went out to find a few flowering plants the other day, and The Garden Gate Nursery is beginning to blossom with some lovely flowers. Stop by when you come to the Farmers Market for a cheering visit with Margie -- she is adorable and very plant savvy.
  • If you want to keep your heart healthy, exercise. Walking, biking, running and dancing are all really great ways to help you in this effort. If you are interested in dancing for fitness, I have a certified expert willing to teach Zumba during the Farmers Market on Thursdays. Elia is available to teach from 3 to 4 p.m. this Thursday on Calhoun Street. Children are welcome to join in. The hours will change with the Farmers Market season. If you are interested, let me know so I can arrange the Zumba lessons. Call me at 843-757-3855 and get ready for some fun!
  • The Sun City Car Crazy Club has a real treat in store if you love vintage cars. They will join the Carolina Dreamers and the Corvette Club in presenting a cruise -in from 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at Nathan's in the Belfair Village Shopping Center on U.S. 278.
  • Bluffton High School is holding a Mr. Bobcat talent contest for seniors at 6:30 p.m. March 19 in the school's auditorium. Ten handsome, talented seniors will compete in the show. Everyone is invited to attend this fun event, which is a fundraiser for the upcoming prom. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.
  • The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at University of South Carolina Beaufort is sponsoring "Celebrate the Arts," a two-day festival beginning Friday at the Beaufort campus. An added treat will be a lecture by reknowned Beaufort artist Jonathon Green. Reservations are required for Mr. Green's lecture and for the reception. Tours of the Beaufort campus' new arts studios, ceramics laboratory and galleries will be given during the festival. Details: 843-208-8247 or go to
  • Babbie Guscio is the social columnist for The Bluffton Packet. She can be reached at The Store on Calhoun Street.