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Hidden taxes in Affordable Care Act could cost small businesses

"You're gonna need some pretty sophisticated tax advice or tax software or planning in the years to come," said Joe Birkofer with Legacy Asset Management. Then there is the impact on employees' health care options based on how taxes impact large …
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Bluffton, South Carolina (PRWEB) December 03, 2014

Coastal South Carolina’s fastest growing area has it all! Southern history, great weather, Hilton Head Island beaches, art infusion, award winning golf communities and new starter home neighborhoods. Here’s why Real Estate Scorecard believes Baby Boomers are drawn to the Lowcountry and Bluffton at retirement:


A booming best arts town with cultural roots extending as far back as the Colonial era, Old Town Bluffton is a hidden gem among South Carolina coastal communities. Recently named in the Top 25 Small Cities for Art in American Style Magazine, Blufftons one-square mile National Historic District has a plethora of art galleries and antique stores embracing the artisan culture.

The Society of Bluffton Artists showcases new work of over one-hundred professional and aspiring artists at the monthly exhibits. Resident are encouraged to discover their inner artist through numerous classes covering a wide array of art styles and techniques. Each month brings with it a new program filled with exciting learning possibilities lead by professional artists.

For a more in depth look at the heritage of Bluffton and its artists, embark on the Historic Bluffton Arts District Tour. A mile and a half walk leads you through all the local galleries, introduces you to local artists, and gives a historical tour through Old Towne Bluffton. Gorgeous antebellum architecture lines the streets of Historic Downtown where much of the citys cultural roots lie.

Music lovers may want to attend the Metropolitan Opera held at the Historic Beaufort Campus Center For The Arts. The Ulmer Auditorium is another famous attraction for fans of the theater; hosted by the May River Theater.

Baby Boomers who are searching for where to retire in South Carolina, check out a few of Real Estate Scorecard’s top picks for Bluffton arts exploration:

SoBA Society of Bluffton Artists

Jacob Preston Pottery

Pluff Mudd Art Gallery

Maye River Gallery

Madhouse Vintage

The Storybook Shoppe

Fantozzis Wrought Iron Design

The Complete Home

FishBone Gallery & Gifts

The Filling Station Gallery

Eggs n Tricities

Bluffton Antiques & Gifts

Gigis Boutique

The Store – Gift Emporium

Gallery Without Walls

Church of the Cross


Keeping the mind active is just as important as keeping the body active, and the University of South Carolina Beaufort agrees. The university hosts the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), with a campus on Hilton Head Island. Over 400 courses at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute are geared towards mature adults and cover a wide array of fields of study. Enrollment in OLLI courses also allow members to receive discount tickets to university performances at the Performing Arts Center at USCB in Beaufort, and to the Metropolitan Opera.

South Carolina supports the furthering of education in its mature residents. Many state colleges offer programs and courses for seniors, and South Carolinas law provides tuition exemption for its residents age 60 and up. The New River Campus in Bluffton also offers a collection of technical courses through The Technical College of the Low Country. Brush up on computer skills, or learn the essentials in digital photography.


With average home prices in the $ 200k, Bluffton new homes are an affordable investment for Baby Boomers looking to downsize and for the resort-like amenities and stunning scenery. Real estate tax rates in Beaufort County were estimated at .0038 per $ 100, with the citys rate at .0053 per $ 100 valuation.

Hilton Head Island homes are estimated around $ 320k. The Bluffton, South Carolina coastal communities are an attractive place for Baby Boomers looking where to retire in South Carolina.


Traveling to and from Bluffton, South Carolina has never been easier. Savannah Hilton Head Int’l Airport (SAV) currently offers the following nonstop flights from these major cities:

Atlanta – Delta

Charlotte – U S Airways

Washington – United

Chicago – United

Philadelphia – U S Airways

Detroit – Delta

Houston – United

Savannah Hilton Head Int’l Airport is approximately a forty minute drive from Downtown Bluffton. The nearby Hilton Head Island Airport is a quicker fifteen minute drive from Bluffton. The Airport is serviced by US Airways Express and offers 8 arriving flights from Charlotte, NC and 9 flights departing for Charlotte, NC as well as one Saturday flight to and from Washington, DC.

Highway 278 passes directly through Bluffton and leads out to Interstate 95 where travelers can easily ride to other large cities including Savannah and Charleston.


Homegrown vegetables taste that much more delicious at Bluffton Farmers Market. Every Thursdays locals head to the market for fresh fruits and vegetables in Downtown Bluffton. Farmers bring their organic produce along with homemade preserves. Another popular Farmers Market is the nearby Hilton Head Island Farmers Market at Shelter Cove. They have everything from homemade dog treats, to fresh baked goods and morning crepes. The Hilton Head Island Farmers Market is held every Wednesday from May until October.

Many restaurants in downtown are vegan and vegetarian friendly, offering alternative menus. Bluffton also boasts an organic food store located near Sheridan Park. Circle of Health has a delicious juice bar cafe, and sells a collection of specialty products in-store.


Hilton Head SC – Gullah Celebration, Feb. 124

A celebration of the Gullah culture through food, stories, art, and livemusic.

Hilton Head SC – Wine & Food Festival, March 49

The annual Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival has become one of the East Coasts largest wine festivals and international wine competition. Join in on the fun through wine tasting, delicious dinners, and silent auctions.

Hilton Head SC – International Piano Competition, March 49

The competition showcases young artists talent in front of internationally acclaimed judges. The event is hosted by the First Presbyterian Church.

Hilton Head SC – RBC Heritage PGA Golf Tournament, April 1521

The RBC Heritage PGA Golf Tournament passes through Hilton Head Island this year.

Hilton Head SC – The Art Market at Historic Honey Horn, April 27 & 28

The annual fine arts and crafts show is hosted by the Coastal Discovery Museum which. Artists compete for prizes during the week-long event. Browse the local art for sale at this annual event.

Bluffton SC – Village Festival, May

The Bluffton Village Festival brings out the best of Bluffton with pie eating contests, live music, and arts and crafts. The community comes together during this event; with local vendors showcasing their very best products.

Hilton Head SC – HarbourFest at Shelter Cove Harbour, June, July, August

The HarbourFest at Shelter Cove Harbour has it all. Fireworks, clowns, live music, art, dolphin boat cruise, and kids activities. Fun for the whole family!

Bluffton SC – Arts & Seafood Festival, Oct. 1219

Where Fine Art & the Bounty of the Sea Come Together. Held in the Historic Downtown of Bluffton, this event includes art shows, caterers, and top-knotch entertainment. Browse through art tents lined up on the streets as you taste authentic Southern cuisine. The fe

May take 20 years to repeal this Health care tax if passed. How is your election doing in your home state for Nov 2014? Time to choose a party against thier action today.

Answer by zzsleepur
They are not forgiven NOW….they are out in the upcoming elections….AMERICA will NOT trust them for decades to come!

Answer by Big Lib -ertarian
Nope, same as the Republicans for shoving endless arms races down our throats.

Answer by Ignatius Reilley
Yes you will.

By the looks of your photo, you will soon need help.

Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) December 03, 2014

A trip to Tanzania is both emotionally taxing and physically demanding. But it taught Cincinnati urogynecologist Dr. Steve Kleeman where his lifes calling lies.

Kleeman wants to organize donations and medical supplies to improve the health of underserved women in Tanzania.

Kleeman, director of the Good Samaritan Hospital urogynecology division, a TriHealth partner, spent 14 days in October in Moshi, in the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. He traveled with Light of the World Charities of Palm City, Fla. to perform surgery and provide general gynecologic care for women in the area. He has also traveled to Honduras and Haiti on previous humanitarian surgical missions.

While the Tanzanian countryside and people are beautiful, medical facilities and care for women are still primitive, said Kleeman. Everything is re-used, from breathing tubes to catheters to sponges and gloves. Flies buzz around in the operating room. Laundry for the entire hospital is cleaned by women who pound it with rocks on a cement table behind the hospital and hang it up to dry.


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