The Aiken Wine & Sign was held April 21 at the Municipal Building in downtown Aiken. More than 20 authors gathered for the 2018 fundraiser, and the new Aiken Pot Smokers BBQ, located on Silver Bluff Road, sold barbecue during the event and River Watch Brewery offered its craft beer. The event also featured wine and music by Bryon Bush with Bright & Bold Entertainment.
A Dine-Around Restaurant Raffle was held, and the winner was Lauree Hamilton. Thirty-eight restaurants participated, each donating a $25 gift card. Hamilton was the winner of all the gift cards.
Proceeds from the event benefitted the Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor, an Aiken-based organization that raises funds and brings awareness to essential tremor.
There are 42 million people worldwide living with Essential Tremor. Essential Tremor is a progressive neurological condition that causes a rhythmic trembling of the hands, head, voice, legs, or body, according to a new release.
For more information, visit diannshaddoxfoundation.org.
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Go back in time to experience Christmas in the 1800s
By Stephanie Turner firstname.lastname@example.org
Take a trip back to the 19th century when the Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor presents Christmas in the 1800s.
The event will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W.
Tickets are $35 and include food and drinks. They can be purchased through the foundation's website and at 3 Monkeys Fine Gifts, 141 Laurens St. S.W.; Plum Pudding Gourmet Kitchen Store, 101 Laurens St. N.W.; and Aiken County Government Center, 1930 University Parkway.
Author and historian Kim Poovey will be decked out in her historical garb and share tales of the bygone era.
"She makes you go back into the 1800s," said Diann Shaddox, founder of the Diann Shaddox Foundation.
Musicians Jayne Williams, Patti Elmore and Matthew Osteen will sing carols while sauntering around the decorated museum.
Guests will be treated to food such as chicken, biscuits, pies, barbecue and cole slaw and beverages of wine, coffee, apple cider and spiced cider.
Chef Russell Gardiner, La Dolce Gourmet Bakery, Coffee and Tea Bar, Chick-fil-A, The Fresh Market and Starbucks will provide the refreshments.
Attendants are invited to dress up.
"It's ... like you will be going back and relive the 1800s at Christmas," Shaddox said.
For more information, visit www.diannshaddoxfoundation.org.
Stephanie Turner is the features reporter with the Aiken Standard, where she covers health topics, the arts, authors and restaurants. She graduated from Valdosta State University in 2012.
Because of the undeserved stigma attached to disabled workers, individuals with disabilities often face incredible odds when searching for employment. This is a sad truth, but one that can be overcome if you know your rights.
This guide was created to introduce disabled workers and job-seekers to the rights afforded to them by federal and state governments. In addition, we offer useful tips for finding a job, advice on staying gainfully employed, and guidance that can help you talk with an existing employer about making a reasonable accommodation for you.
Having any kind of disability does not preclude you from earning a living and supporting your family, nor should it. However, you may need to try harder than others to find employment that will adequately use your skill set without testing your disability or causing you undue harm.
Keep reading to learn more about your rights and responsibilities as a disabled worker, and best practices for moving forward.
What the ADA and Other Laws Mean to WorkersWhen anyone mentions the “ADA” in the context of disabled worker’s rights, they are speaking of The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which prohibits the discrimination of persons with disabilities seeking employment while ensuring they have equal opportunity.
The ADA was created based on the basic principle that “physical or mental disabilities in no way diminish a person’s right to fully participate in all aspects of society,” with the goal of providing a “clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities.”
Although the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is long and cumbersome to read in its entirety, its main components can be summarized as follows:
Americans with Disabilities Act at a Glance
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PHOTO CAPTION: The Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor (DSF) is the recipient of the Holley Heating & Air's monthly Holley Community Fund donation for January. Pictured (left to right) are DSF executive director, Randy Miles; founder, Diann Shaddox; and Holley Heating & Air president, Lee Boylston. The Holley Community Fund is an ongoing program that donates to a different local nonprofit organization each month and is underwritten by Holley Heating & Air Conditioning, Aiken's leading provider of heating and air conditioning products. Millions of children and adults live each day with uncontrollable shakes from essential tremor (ET), the largest movement disorder in the world. It can begin at any age, from 1 to 100. DSF's mission is to educate and increase awareness about the people afflicted with ET — especially children — and provide medical research grants to find the cause and a cure for ET.
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The Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor is an approved charity for PayPal/eBay. Please add us.Start selling for Diann Shaddox FoundationMake a donationThe Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor is fighting the battle for ET a neurological condition that causes a rhythmic trembling of the hands, head, voice, legs, or trunk. Over 10 million Americans have ET. ET can begin at any age and doesn't discriminate with age, race, sex, or national origin. Awareness will stop the bullying, people losing their jobs, college students having their dreams disappear and end depression for people worldwide. DONATE #EndET www.diannshaddoxfoundation.org
Relaxation Tips for Those With Essential Tremor
In some people, too much stress simply results in irritability. In other people, too much stress can cause or worsen health problems, including Essential Tremor. Learning to relax is the key to reducing stress.
Below are a few relaxation exercises. Be sure that you have a quiet location that is free of distractions. Make sure that you are in a comfortable body position and a good state of mind. Try to block out worries and distracting thoughts.
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Reviewed by Neil Lava, MD on September 20, 2014