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A Letter from the Editor

Welcome To Happy New Year Readers: The team at Cover 2 Cover LLC would like to wish you and your family a prosperous and safe New Year. We would also like to thank you for choosing us as a readership.

With 2008 behind us, we can move on into 2009 and look for

all the goods it has to offer us. A lot of you may have experience some of the hardship 2008 has brought us. I, myself, have had hands on experience with what the economy has come to. But...I didn’t let that stop a dream that I had. Creating a readership that provides knowledgeable information that can be related by all wasn’t something I wanted to postpone. I believe that the Lord has a time frame as to what, when and how we as people should do things. The economy right now looks pretty bad, but I’ve learned that things aren’t always how they look. Some things you might not see right away, but if it is your time to do what the Lord has intended then it’s there. You just have to take a chance, a leap of faith and not give up hope. Storms they come and they go; when they’re gone, there’s nothing but sunny days ahead. The economy now is a terrible storm. With the changes across the world, isn’t it time for you to step out of the norm. If you have dreams and goals you want to pursue; go for it! This year lets try “something new,” I did. Thanks again for taking time out to check out our first issue. Talk to you next month. Enjoy!

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Inside This Issue Our Departments

Business Spotlight: The Trail Center 8

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Business Spotlight: The Trail Center


Something New


My Most Frightening Moment


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7 Business & Finance 8 Business Spotlight: The Trail Center 10 The Decor 12 The Great Outdoors 15 Education 18 Health & Beauty 26 Let’s Go! Florence, Italy 27 News Break 29 Fashion Buzz: News & Topics, What’s in the Stores, What’s in the Streets and Fashion Runway 32 Sports Fan 33 Entertainment: Coming Soon to Theatres, Coming to Town, Out On the Town 37 What’s Cooking? 39 The Tricounty: Landmarks, Facts and Events

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Monthly Facts Poetry Break Kids Artistic Views Humor Me!

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Business & Finance 10 Big Deductions Too Many People Miss Courtesy of by Jeff Schnepper

Noncash contributions Get a receipt from the charity to which you made a donation or get the credit card company to send you their record of the transaction.

New points on refinancing Any points you pay to refinance your home can be deducted on a monthly basis over the life of the new loan.

that you not only don’t have to exceed the 7.5% floor, you don’t even have to itemize!

Investment and tax expenses Educator expenses If you’re a qualified educator (kindergarten through grade 12 teacher, aide, instructor or principal), you can get an abovethe-line deduction of as much as $250 for materials you bought in 2008 and may buy in 2009. That includes books, supplies and even computer equipment.

Old points on refinancing This is one deduction lots of people miss. All unamortized points on an old refinancing are deducted in the year of a new refinancing.

Health insurance premiums Any health insurance premiums you pay, including some long-term-care premiums based on your age, are potentially deductible. You have to add these, however, to your medical expense pot. Medical expenses have to exceed 7.5% of your adjusted gross income (AGI) before they give you any tax benefit. But if you’re self-employed and not covered by any other employer-paid plan, you can deduct 100% your health insurance premiums “above the line.” Above the line means the expense is included in adjusted gross income and doesn’t get lumped in with itemized deductions. That means

depending on the make and the fuel economy. Many of us forget tax planning and investment expenses because they are part of miscellaneous itemized expenses. Their total must exceed 2% of your adjusted gross income before you get any tax benefit. Expenses to track include your employee business expenses, tax preparation fees and even the portion of your legal or accounting fees relating to tax planning.

Student higher education expenses For 2008 and 2009, if your adjusted gross income isn’t more than $65,000 ($130,000 on a joint return), you can get an above-the-line deduction of as much as $4,000 for any higher-education expenses you paid. See if you qualify for the Hope and Lifetime Learning credits. Compare the credit with the deduction, and go with the one which gives you the biggest benefit. And, if you don’t qualify for either credit, you may be able to deduct up to $4,000 in education expenses in 2008 and 2009.

Clean fuel credit If you bought a new hybrid gas-electric auto or truck in 2008, you can get a conservation tax credit of between $250 and $1,000 and an additional fuel economy credit of between $400 and $2,400,

Casualty deductions If the President declared your area a disaster area, you can claim your loss on your 2008 return. You can confirm whether you qualify on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Web site.

Retirement tax credit This one also can come with a deduction. This credit is designed to give moderateand low-income taxpayers an incentive to save for retirement. Make a contribution into your retirement account. That money isn’t taxed currently. So, it’s like you got a deduction off your income. The tax credit disappears as your adjusted gross income increases. Contributions to your 401(k), 403(b), SEP, traditional or even Roth IRAs will qualify as well. January 2009 | 7

The Trail Center Written and Photographed by Rhonda Chandler

ooking to rent or own an RV for an exciting family vacation? The Trail Center is the perfect place to look. Having been in business for the past 42 years, owner Gloria Morgan explains how the business came about. Previous owner, Fred Curtis first incorporated the business in 1966 by selling just a few RV’s to those interested just down Dorchester Road of North Charleston. Those few RV’s sold eventually transformed into The Trail Center as we know it today. Now located at 5728 Dorchester Road, The Trail Center is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Originally from Rhode Island, Morgan moved to the city of Charleston as her husband was stationed here at the old Navy base. Morgan first began working with The Trail Center as the bookkeeper.

“I went from $2.05 to owning the place,” she said. “I just love this business, you’ve got to love it.” Morgan says The Trail Center is an excellent place to rent or buy an RV. All towable recreation equipment is provided in the store, financing and everything necessary to get started is settled there. “Our customers are looking to enjoy themselves,” Morgan said. She went on to say that being in the RV business is like selling happiness. But just as any other business, The Trail Center has a good season and a low season as well. “This year was not one of the better seasons,” Morgan said in relation to the condition of the economy. Morgan said the better seasons are between February and August, but fuel was a big thing this year. “The economy was a big determent,” she said, “but it’s a fun business.” The Trail Center has two acres worth of new and used RV’s. There is even a catalog to order and visit the website at For more information visit the website or contact Gloria Morgan at (843) 552-4700 or at

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Business & Finance MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR 2009 Put down the newspaper. Turn off CNN. By now, we all know that 2009 will be an economic challenge. As you tighten your budgets and cut expenses, it’s time to retool your marketing budget, not cut it completely.

Research shows that maintaining, and even increasing, your marketing investment during an economic downturn will put your company at a significant advantage over companies who chose to hibernate now when the economy inevitably improves. McGraw-Hill Research analyzed 600 companies from 1980-1985, and discovered the businesses that maintained or increased their marketing expenditures during the 1981-1982 recession realized sales that rose 275% by 1985; the companies that didn’t keep up their marketing grew by only 19%.* This fact has held true for all post-World War II recessions, starting in 1949, as studied by The American Business Press. Penton Research Services, Coopers & Lybrand, in conjunction with Business Science International, found that a strong marketing program helped firms solidify their customer base, took business away from less aggressive competitors, and positioned themselves for future growth during the recovery.* Aggressive, smart marketing when everyone else is in hiding will give your company a rare opportunity to dominate the market and establish valuable brand recognition. . . . and maintaining brand awareness is

much less costly than rebuilding it later. So, it’s time to evaluate which strategies, venues, and tactics are bringing in business. It’s time to rethink where you will place your marketing investment dollars.

2009 is the perfect time to consider using low-cost, nocost web based marketing strategies . . blogs, videos, podcasts, press announcements released to internet sites, and social marketing tactics. Susan Jeanne Mertz is president and owner of IMPACT! Inc., a public relations firm that focuses on identifying and marketing to your ideal clients using cost effective, efficient strategies that are guaranteed to increase your ROI. Contact her to assist you in your 2009 marketing goals.,, 843821-3283 Please take a few minutes to answer 4 questions regarding your marketing strategies. We appreciate your input. Click on the link. Marketing Strategies Survey *Research and statistics noted in this article are courtesy of Zafari, Inc., an award-winning marketing, web design and graphic design firm specializing in high-impact web design, logo design, and marketing collateral design. Learn more at:

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Did you know that a fresh, clean home can give a huge boost to your New Year’s resolutions? The way we keep our home can either support or create obstacles to our success, happiness, and good fortune. It all has to do with chi, the free flow of good energy that makes a house or room feel inviting or off-putting. As the New Year kicks off, learn how to maximize the positive energy in your home with these tips on cleaning, organizing, and decorating.

clean. Don’t sleep with an exposed mirror facing your bed. The same goes for TV and computer screens, which emit electromagnetic vibrations that can disturb sleep. If necessary, cover them with a cloth while you sleep. 7. Jump-start the future. Make of habit of emptying trash and garbage cans every night to begin each day with fresh energy in your home. As a New Year’s gift to yourself, wash your garbage cans thoroughly out with a cleanser to cut down on germs, and resolve to do so once a month.

WHAT AFTER THE HOLIDAYS Cleaning Has the air in your post-holiday home suddenly gone stale? Does your house look a wreck from too many guests? Start your year off right by reclaiming your home and setting a good tone for the rest of the year. 1.






Get energy flowing. If you’ve traveled over the holidays, the first thing to do upon arriving home, is to invite fresh energy in and get it circulating. Open the windows wide and let water run in sinks and showers to create a sense of moving chi. Resist turning the TV on instantly and, instead, fill your home with pleasant musical sounds. Clear the air. Winter homes with tightly closed windows can begin to smell stale. Eliminate odors from the old year with an air sanitizer good in any room of the house. Lighting incense and purifying the air is also helpful, especially if you’ve had many parties or overnight guests. Invite the light. Open the New Year to a clear view by keeping your windows immaculate. Sparkling clean windows maximize winter’s dimming light and help keep seasonal depression at bay. To keep the house smelling fresh, use a nature-scented cleaner made especially for windows. Maximize your sparkle. Crystal spreads energy through space so create a sparkling feel by cleaning all your crystal, including chandeliers. Remove everything from your china cabinet and clean all its contents, including the cabinet’s windows, before putting back only the objects that you love. Wipe away the past. Make a new start by cleaning up trails from the past. Electro statically charged dust mitts are great for picking up dust, lint and hair from furniture and woodwork. Wipe doorknobs clean of fingerprints, and clean hinges, handles and locks according to the metal they are made from. Give your computer keyboard and screen a thorough cleaning, as well as telephones and fax machine. Clarify your view. Make sure all your mirrors are shiny-

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Organize the Chaos Feng shui teaches how to live in harmony with your environment. And clutter is simply is not harmonious: it creates confusion, causes delays, and easily turns into chaos. Start the New Year off right by putting yourself on a clutter diet. By letting go of things you don’t use anymore and organizing what you do, you can create a flow of positive energy that supports a happy household. Here’s how: 1.





Clear the rubble. Golden opportunities come through your front door, so clear the pathway leading to it. Remove boxes and bags and make sure nothing is pointing toward incoming guests, like spiky plants. Decide to declutter. You may not have time to declutter all your closets, but at least clean out one. The more space you create, the more positive flow can effortlessly come to you. Open the energy to a “new you” by discarding old clothes that don’t fit and donate them to charity. If you haven’t worn something in two years and it doesn’t fit—move it on! Embrace your desk. Whether at home or in the office, your desk is an extension of you. It’s where you pay your bills, create new projects, and correspond with loved ones. Start the New Year off by filing papers, shelving books, organizing your accessories, and even declutter your computer’s desktop. Hang it up. The moment you take off a piece of clothing, make the habit of hanging it up or placing it away in a bureau. The more clothes that are left out, the more clothes they attract. And, organize shoes according to season. Spring and summer shoes should be packed away; winter boots placed on the back porch to refrain from dirtying interior floors. Tackle the news. Redefine publications such as newspapers, magazines, etc., as DISPOSABLES! Don’t let them pile up. Create three boxes in your kitchen: one for interesting articles, one for recipes, and one for coupons. Then throw

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out the rest of publications on a daily basis. Provide shelter. Every item in your house needs a place to live. Invest this month in new storage receptacles: accordion files for bills; mesh hanging cubes for laundry, toys, or stuffed animals; colorful dairy crates for magazines, shoes, clothes, and tools. Be creative in how you store your collectibles. Decorate The philosophy of feng shui respects all aspects of an environment: from the placement of furniture to the interrelationship of colors, scents, textures, and symbols. The underlying principle is always harmony and graciousness. A gracious home allows everyone—from friends and family—to feel all is right with the world.


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Enrich your life. If you’ve enjoyed exotic travels over the holidays, create a bridge between your vacation and your “real life” with exotic scents that remind you of your trip. That way the good energy of your vacation will stay with you much longer. Find a scent that matches your visited locale, such as a mountain alpine scent or a tropical fruit aroma. Empower your good fortune. Create new movement into your life and home by hanging symbol of welcome on your front door. Treat yourself royally. If you regularly enter your home through a side or back door, give it a beauty treatment by planting lush plants or flowers nearby. This way, you will always feel as if you are entering your “castle” as a king or queen, no matter which door you enter. Soothe the soul. Refresh your home this season by adding a new scent. Ensure good dreams. Invest in new luxurious sheets for the New Year and make sure your bedroom is clean and dustfree. Plus, reconsider the artwork you hang in the room. If you want more romance in your life, hang a romantic picture. Avoid pictures of water, heavy rocks, or mountains above the bed, and most of all, never hang anything depressing; happy images create happy dreams. Generate love. In the dead of winter, maximize your fireplace to generate more warmth and kinship in your family. If the fireplace is at the center of your house, add a still water element like a bowl with floating candles or water plants to ease tension between family members and stabilize finances. Scented candles placed where people socialize act like magnets. Give new life to relationships by making sure framed photos house the most recent pictures of friends and family. Sources: January 2009 | 11

Most people think of winter as a time when nothing grows. However, many plants and seeds do well under wintertime conditions. Farmers plant winter wheat and rye, while home gardeners plant those seeds that need stratification to grow in the spring. Step 1 Read seed packages to determine the best time to plant. If the package specifies fall planting, the seed needs stratification, or winter freeze, to help germinate the seed. Plant the seed just before the first freeze of the season. Step2 Plant rye grasses or winter wheat seed just before a snow. The snow will insulate the seed as it germinates in the ground. Step3 Spread any type of winter sown seed thickly over the surface to be planted. Err on the side of too much rather than too little. Step4 Thin germinated plants if necessary. Allow the seedlings to grow 1 or 2 inches before deciding to thin. Step5 Mulch heavily over winter sown vegetable seeds, such as peas, onion and garlic. While most winter vegetables can handle cold weather, the mulch will protect the plants from a prolonged hard freeze. Sources:

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n 1968 Governor Robert F. Kennedy stated that it is possible that within the next 40 years America could have its first Negro president. How coincidental is it that in the year 2008 America’s new president-elect, Barack Obama, is of African decent?

his speech. Tears of joy crowded the audience and even the Rev. Jesse Jackson shed tears as Obama spoke. “It’s been a long time coming, but tonight because of what we did on this day in this election in this defining moment, change has come to America,” Obama said to his audience that night of the election.

Some may say not a coincidence at all…some may say it was destiny. With America suffering through quite some hardships within the past 8 years destiny is what it needs; After September 11, The War in Iraq, soldiers still fighting overseas, extremely high gas prices and the economy in its worst state.

Everyone wondered was America ready for an AfricanAmerican president. It’s amazing how that question had arisen into someone’s psyche.

It could take nearly all of Obama’s term to rid America of the slump its in, but there is confidence in believing Obama can deliver this country out of its recession and deliver that change Americans have long awaited.

After all that the activist and civil right leaders fought for and still race was more of an important issue to some rather than hearing of the changes Obama wants for this country. Why should the color of his skin depict whether or not he will excel as president? But unfortunately, it did deter some people from voting for him.

Words can’t begin to describe the emotions the nation shared after hearing of Obama’s victory. Obama’s supporters stood outside of the Grant Park in Chicago patiently waiting for

This goes to show that some Americans still hold onto the racial January 2009 | 13

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discrimination that activists have fought for in the past. Hopefully this election has shown Americans that the focus of one’s nationality is futile and that anyone can uphold a leadership position without being white. Obama has stated himself that he wasn’t the most favored candidate when he first began running for presidency. As time progressed people began to see that it was definitely more to him than his ethnic background and began to focus more on what he could do for the country.

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To Senator John McCain, he put up a good campaign. Though he may not have won much respect is rewarded to him. He conceded from the election maturely. McCain stated to his audience clearly that America has spoken and Obama is now president. “The failure is mine and not yours,” McCain said to his audience on that same night of the election. This election will always and forever be remembered. Anyone anywhere will be able to remember exactly what they were doing the moment it was revealed that Obama had become president-elect. For first time voters and students that participated in the election will be more than grateful to say in the future that they were a part of this moment. Though this moment may feel so surreal, come January 20 when Obama will be sworn into office, all of America will feel and see that Barack Obama is indeed the 44th president of The United States.


Berkeley County School District 2008-2009 Calendar

Aug 18 Mon First Day for Students Sep 1 Mon Labor Day - Schools & Offices Closed Sep 10 Wed Early Dismissal for All Students Sep 17 Wed Conference Day - 1/2 Day for Elementary/Intermediate/Middle Sep 19 Fri Progress Reports Oct 8 Wed Early Dismissal for All Students Oct 13 Mon District Staff Development - No Students Oct 15 Wed PSAT Testing Oct 21 Tue End of First Nine Weeks (45th Day) Oct 21 Tue HSAP ELA Testing Oct 22 Wed HSAP ELA Testing Oct 23 Thur HSAP Math Testing Oct 24 Fri K-12 Teacher Workday - No Students Oct 29 Wed Report Cards Oct 31 Fri HSAP Testing - Last Day for Make-Up Nov 4 Tue Election Day - Schools & Offices Closed Nov 12 Wed Early Dismissal for All Students Nov 26-28 Wed-Fri Fall Break Dec 3 Wed Progress Reports Dec 22-Jan 2 Mon - Fri Winter Break Jan 5 Mon Students and Teachers Return Jan 13 Tue High School Final Exams Jan 14 Wed High School Final Exams - 1/2 day for High School Only Jan 14 Wed End of Second Nine Weeks (91st Day) Jan 15 Thur K-12 Teacher Workday - No Students

Jan 16 Fri District Teacher Workday (P.M. - Selected District Meetings) - No Students Jan 19 Mon Dr. Martin Luther King Day - Schools & Offices Closed Jan 23 Fri Report Cards

Aug 19 Tue First day for students

Feb 4 Wed Early Dismissal for All Students Feb 13 Fri District Staff Development - No Students Feb 16 Mon Presidents’ Day - Schools & Offices Closed Feb 25 Wed Progress Reports Mar 4 Wed Early Dismissal for All Students Mar 24 Tue End of Third Nine Weeks (135th Day) Mar 27 Fri District Teacher Workday (P.M. - Selected District Meetings) - No Students

Oct 21 Tue End of 1st grading period (45th day) Oct 21 Tue HSAP Fall Testing ELA Day 1 Oct 22 Wed HSAP Fall Testing ELA – Day 2 Oct 23 Thur HSAP Fall Testing Mathematics Oct 24 Fri TW Teacher Workday/No Students Oct 28 Tue Report Cards Issued Oct 29 Wed ED Early Dismissal/Parent Conferences Oct 21–31 Tue–Fri HSAP Fall Make Up Testing

Apr 2 Thur Report Cards Apr 6-10 Mon-Fri Spring Break Apr 21 Tue HSAP ELA Testing Apr 22 Wed HSAP ELA Testing Apr 23 Thur HSAP Math Testing

Nov 4 Tue Holiday/Election Day – Schools and Offices Closed Nov 25 Tue Interim Reports Nov 26–28 Wed–Fri Holiday/ Thanksgiving – Schools Closed

May 1 Fri HSAP Testing - Last Day for Make-Up Day May 6 Wed Early Dismissal for All Students May 7 Thur Progress Reports May 12-14 Tue-Thurs PACT Testing May 15-May 26 Fri-Wed Pact Testing & Make Up Testing May 25 Mon Memorial Day - Schools & Offices Closed

Dec 22–Jan 5 Mon–Mon Winter Break – No School for Students Dec 24-26 Wed–Fri Holiday/Offices Closed (holiday for all employees)

Jun 3 Wed High School Final Exams - 1/2 Day for High School Only Jun 4 Thur LAST DAY FOR STUDENTS - (180th Day) HSFinal Exams - 1/2 Day All Students

Charleston County School District 2008-2009 Calendar

Sep 1 Mon Holiday/Labor Day – Schools and Offices Closed Sep 18 Thur Interim Reports

Jan 1 Thur Holiday/Offices Closed Jan 2 Fri Holiday/Offices Open Jan 5 Mon School-Based PD/No Students Jan 6 Tue Students return Jan 14 Wed End of 1st Semester (90th day) Jan 15 Thur TW Workday/No Students Jan 16 Fri CCSD PD/No Students Jan 19 Mon Holiday/Martin Luther King, Jr. Day-Schools & Offices Closed Jan 20 Tue Report Cards Issued Feb 4 Wed ED Early Dismissal/Parent Conferences Feb 16 Mon Holiday/Presidents’ Day – No School for Students January 2009 | 15

Reading Tips for Parents Lead to Children Who Are Readers

Education Feb 19 Thur Interim Reports Mar 24 Tue End of 3rd grading period (135th day) Mar 27 Fri TW Workday/No Students Mar 31 Tue Report Cards Issued Apr 3–10 Fri–Fri Spring Break – Schools Closed Apr 9-10 Thur-Fri Spring Holiday – Offices Closed Apr 13 Mon School Resumes for Students Apr 21 Tue HSAP Spring Testing ELA Day 1 Apr 22 Wed HSAP Spring Testing ELA – Day 2 Apr 23 Thur HSAP Spring Testing Mathematics Apr 21–May 1 Tue–Fri HSAP Spring Make Up Testing May 4 Mon Interim Reports May 12–26 Tue–Tue PACT Spring Testing & Make Up Testing May 25 Mon Holiday/Memorial DaySchools and Office Closed Exams (TBA) Jun 4 Thur Half day for students Jun 5 Fri Last Student Day –(180thday)— Half day for students

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Nov 4 Tue Election Day – Schools Closed Nov 26-28 Wed-Fri Thanksgiving Holidays – Schools Closed Dec 22-Jan 2 Mon-Fri Winter Holidays for Students Jan 5 Mon Staff Development/Teacher Work Day - No Students Jan 6 Tue Students Return from Winter Holidays Days Jan 16 Fri End of Second Quarter – 90th Day of School Jan 19 Mon Martin Luther King Holiday – Schools Closed Jan 20 Tue Staff Development/Teacher Work Day - No Students Feb 13 Fri Staff Development/Teacher Work Day - No Students Feb 16 Mon Presidents’ Day Holiday - Schools Closed Mar 26 Thur End of Third Quarter – 135th Day of School Mar 27 Fri Staff Development/Teacher Work Day – No Students Apr 6-13 Mon-Mon Spring Holidays Apr 14 Tue Students Return from Spring Holidays May 25 Mon Memorial Day Holiday – Schools Closed Jun 9 Tue Last Day for Students-End of Fourth Quarter-180th Day Sources:, www., Do you have a child between the ages of 3-10 that draws very well, we would like to have their drawing in our magazine. Send drawing to or P.O. Box 42302, N. Chas. 29423 attention Kids Artistic Views

Children will enjoy reading if parents lead by example. Reading aloud daily is one way to do this. As your child becomes a more fluent reader, she will, in turn, enjoy reading stories to you. At times, TV, hobbies, games may create distractions, and your child may want to forego reading. Be creative and come up ways to get her back on track. Consider these reading tips for parents: •Buy bright-colored highlighters for your child to use to mark important information in textbooks. (If she cannot write in the textbook, have her use Post-its® to make notes.) •Read and discuss assigned material with your child. •Talk about reading often. At the dinner table, have family members and guests discuss their favorite books and authors. •Celebrate reading with family events. Take your child to meet an author at a bookstore signing or read a book together before you see the filmed version. •Look for books on CD or tape and play them while you have an afterschool snack, •Take your child to the library, newsstand, and bookstore to browse. Buy books and magazines as often as possible. •Show your children the importance of reading by letting her see you read - books, newspapers, instructions on packages, recipes, magazines, etc. Source:

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Health & Beauty

Saving Face:

6 Steps to Perfect skin You manage to find the time to incorporate manicures, pedicures and haircuts into your busy schedule on a regular basis. But do you treat your skin right? Washing your face and removing makeup before bed is a start, but a weekly deep cleaning is essential to keeping your skin looking and feeling its best. Step 1: Cleanse Cleanse your face with a gentle, creamy liquid cleanser. Bar soap is not only drying, but it’s not hygienic. The dirt that comes off your hands ends up on your face. Put your liquid cleanser on a ball of cotton and then apply it to your skin. Make sure you rinse with lukewarm water because hot water can aggravate the skin and inflame capillaries. Step 2: Tone Use a gentle toner over your face and neck after you have rinsed thoroughly. This removes the last traces of your cleanser and restores the pH balance of the skin so it won’t over-secrete or under-secrete oil. For oily or combination skin, you can use a toner that is more astringent. For oily skin, look for ingredients like witch hazel. It’s true they are drying, but oily complexions may need this drying effect. Step 3: Exfoliate The purpose of gently exfoliating the skin is to remove the buildup of dead skin cells that causes breakouts. Also, you want to smooth the skin’s surface so your treatment products can be absorbed more evenly, but don’t use exfoliators that are too harsh. Look for very fine abrasives. Scrubs that contain groundnut shells or apricot pits may irritate the skin because the edges are uneven and can cause microscopic tears. Never use loofahs and buff puffs on your face, she says. Over-exfoliating will only result in removing healthy new skin. Step 4: Steam Gently steam your face once a week for five to ten minutes as part of your deep-cleansing ritual. Place a handful of chamomile in a pot of water and bring to a boil. Turn the flame off and let the mixture “brew” and cool. When it’s cooled enough so the steam doesn’t burn you, place a towel over your head for a tent-like ef18 | Cover 2 Cover Magazine

fect and expose your face to the vapor. However, tempting it may be, do not squeeze or pick any blemishes after you have steamed. Step 5: Revitalize Facial masks are used to revitalize and tighten the skin. For those with oily skin, clay- based masks are best. Hydrating gel masks or cream masks should be used by those with dry or sensitive skin. If you have combination skin, apply a mud mask only over the Tzone, which is the center of the forehead, nose and chin and the center of cheeks. Step 6: Moisturize Regularly moisturizing your skin is critical to maintaining young and healthy looking skin. Another very important reason to wear a daily moisturizer is for protection against the sun’s damaging rays. Moisturizers should be used every morning and every night for maximum results. (Even oily complexions need some sort of moisturizer. Just make sure you find one that’s non-comedogenic and formulated not to block pores.) Nighttime is the best time to apply repairing treatments such as anti-aging or anti-wrinkle creams. During the day, make sure you use a moisturizer that contains an SPF of at least 15. Sources: by Melissa Kagan

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Febrile seizures are convulsions brought on by a fever in infants or small children. During a febrile seizure, a child often loses consciousness and shakes, moving limbs on both sides of the body. Less commonly, the child becomes rigid or has twitches in only a portion of the body, such as an arm or a leg, or on the right or the left side only. Most febrile seizures last a minute or two, although some can be as brief as a few seconds while others last for more than 15 minutes. The majority of children with febrile seizures have rectal temperatures greater than 102 degrees F. Most febrile seizures occur during the first day of a child’s fever. Children prone to febrile seizures are not considered to have epilepsy, since epilepsy is characterized by recurrent seizures that are not triggered by fever.

How common are febrile seizures? Approximately one in every 25 children will have at least one febrile seizure, and more than one-third of these children will have additional febrile seizures before they outgrow the tendency to have them. Febrile seizures usually occur in children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years and are particularly common in toddlers. Children rarely develop their first febrile seizure before the age of 6 months or after 3 years of age. The older a child is when the first febrile seizure occurs, the less likely that child is to have more.

What makes a child prone to recurrent febrile seizures? A few factors appear to boost a child’s risk of having recurrent febrile seizures, including young age (less than 15 months) during the first seizure, frequent fevers, and having immediate family members with a history of febrile seizures. If the seizure occurs soon after a fever has begun or when the temperature is relatively low, the riskof recurrence is higher. A long initial febrile seizure does not substantially boost the risk of recurrent febrile seizures, either brief or long.

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Are febrile seizures harmful? Although they can be frightening to parents, the vast majority of febrile seizures are harmless. During a seizure, there is a small chance that the child may be injured by falling or may choke January 2009 | 19

My Most Frightening Moment by Chiara Chandler Remember the time your child fell down and got a bruise for the first time? Do you remember your reaction, how it scared you so, even though it was just a small scratch? When you multiply that reaction times 10, you will get the reaction of a young mother age 22, who’s 15 month old son has a seizure. On June 24, 2007, Zaccai Taylor came into this world by emergency c-section. His mother, Banika has had 2 prior miscarriages, “so him arriving here 5 lbs. 13 oz. and 4 weeks early, completely healthy, was a gift from God,” she says. Like any mother having faced some of the tragedies as she had, she was protective of him. So deciding to put him in daycare once he turned one was a hard, but big step she had to take because she had to work. Daycare is a great place for children to develop social skills, but also could be a place where germs spread faster than forest fires. “Only being in daycare 1 week, he came down with a cold and a runny nose,” she says. And goes on to say, “it’s common for kids to pick up colds at daycare.” One particular morning, Zaccai woke up with a fever of 104 degrees, so she took him to the emergency room accompanied by her mother. On the way, he began having a seizure in the back seat of the car. Her mother had experience seizures with her father as a small child so she recognized it right away. “We had to pull over into a Bi-Lo parking lot and get him out of the car,” she says. “He was unresponsive and I’ve never been so scared in my life.” Luckily a man who was walking by saw how frantic they were and flagged down a police officer who happened to be passing by. “To this day, I don’t even know this man’s name or even had a chance to thank him, but thank God he was there,” she states. Febrile seizures was what the doctor’s called it. It occurs in children from the age of 6 months to 5 years old. If they developed an extremely high fever, it’s possible for them to go into a seizure because their body doesn’t understand what’s going on. Kids who have had this usually do not go on to have epilepsy. Because of this scary incident, Zaccai has been removed from daycare. Banika wasn’t comfortable having him out of her sight. He fully recovered that same day. To have an unknown situation to occur is scary on any parent. Banika ends the interview stating “I’m not sure when he’ll return to daycare, but I know eventually he will.”

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Health & Beauty Febrile Seizure Fact Sheet Cont.

from food or saliva in the mouth. Using proper first aid for seizures can help avoid these hazards (see section entitled “What should be done for a child having a febrile seizure?”). There is no evidence that febrile seizures cause brain damage. Large studies have found that children with febrile seizures have normal school achievement and perform as well on intellectual tests as their siblings who don’t have seizures. Even in the rare instances of very prolonged seizures (more than 1 hour), most children recover completely. Between 95 and 98 percent of children who have experienced febrile seizures do not go on to develop epilepsy. However, although the absolute risk remains very small, certain children who have febrile seizures face an increased risk of developing epilepsy. These children include those who have febrile seizures that are lengthy, that affect only part of the body, or that recur within 24 hours, and children with cerebral palsy, delayed development, or other neurological abnormalities. Among children who don’t have any of these risk factors, only one in 100 develops epilepsy after a febrile seizure.

What should be done for a child having a febrile seizure? Parents and caregivers should stay calm and carefully observe the child. To prevent accidental injury, the child should be placed on a protected surface such as the floor or ground. The child should not be held or restrained during a convulsion. To prevent choking, the child should be placed on his or her side or stomach. When possible, the parent should gently remove all objects in the child’s mouth. The parent should never place anything in the child’s mouth during a convulsion. Objects placed in the mouth can be broken and obstruct the child’s airway. If the

Health & Beauty seizure lasts longer than 10 minutes, the child should be taken immediately to the nearest medical facility. Once the seizure has ended, the child should be taken to his or her doctor to check for the source of the fever. This is especially urgent if the child shows symptoms of stiff neck, extreme lethargy, or abundant vomiting.

How are febrile seizures diagnosed and treated? Before diagnosing febrile seizures in infants and children, doctors sometimes perform tests to be sure that seizures are not caused by something other than simply the fever itself. For example, if a doctor suspects the child has meningitis (an infection of the membranes surrounding the brain), a spinal tap may be needed to check for signs of the infection in the cerebrospinal fluid (fluid that bathes the brain and spinal cord). If there has been severe diarrhea or vomiting, dehydration could be responsible for seizures. Also, doctors often perform other tests such as examining the blood and urine to pinpoint the cause of the child’s fever. A child who has a febrile seizure usually doesn’t need to be hospitalized. If the seizure is prolonged or is accompanied by a serious infection, or if the source of the infection cannot be determined, a doctor may recommend that the child be hospitalized for observation.

How are febrile seizures prevented? If a child has a fever most parents will use fever-lowering drugs such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen to make the child more comfortable, although there are no studies that prove that this will reduce the risk of a seizure. One preventive measure would be to try to reduce the number of febrile illnesses, although this is often not a practical possibility. Prolonged daily use of oral anticonvulsants, such as phenobarbital or valproate, to prevent febrile seizures is usually not recommended because of their potential for side effects and questionable effectiveness for preventing such seizures. Children especially prone to febrile seizures may be treated with the drug diazepam orally or rectally, whenever they have a fever. The majority of children with febrile seizures do not need to be treated with medication, but in some cases a doctor may decide that medicine given only while the child has a fever may be the best alternative. This medication may lower the risk of having another febrile seizure. It is usually well tolerated, although it occasionally can cause drowsiness, a lack of coordination, or hyperactivity. Children vary widely in their susceptibility to such side effects. Courtesy of Office of Communications and Public Liaison, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892

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to develop health problems in adulthood, including psychiatric disorders. These findings confirm that children with headaches do not simply “grow out” of their physical complaint, but may instead “grow into” others. Treatment Headaches have commonly been treated with aspirin or other non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs, which may temporarily relieve the discomfort of the headache, but does little to correct the cause of the problem and can also lead to serious life threatening kidney and liver problems. At McPhail Chiropractic Clinic we are experts in the structure of the spine and its protective relationship to the nervous system. We are dedicated to detecting and correcting spinal misalignments to restore its proper structural position. This removes the spinal stress and allows the nervous system to function correctly. Chiropractic care has been documented to significantly improve headache outcomes in patients with neck pain and/or neck dysfunction and headaches. For more information on headache relief, or a complimentary consultation with Dr. Drew McPhail. Call 873-2225 or visit

Role Change by Anne Hartwell lived in South Carolina all of my 44 years thus far. I got married right out of high school and began a family having 3 wonderful children within the first 8 years of my marriage. Tragedy caused me to loose my husband after only 12 years of marriage. So I was left to take care of 3 kids all on my own, they were eleven, seven and four. My husband and I were so young we didn’t have a lot things, all we had was love. Back then, we thought that was all we needed to start a family. Neither of us came from wealthy families. Our parents were struggling to make ends meet. So when tragedy hit, we were left with not much. I had to move back home with my parents and try to make a living with three kids and a highschool education. I got a job at McDonald’s making minimum wage because I had no work history. I did a few odd jobs here and there, but never held a steady job. Here I was age 30, a widow, no home, three hungry children saying “welcome to McDonald’s, can I take your order.” Depressing? Maybe then yes, but looking back fourteen years later, I could laugh about the struggles because I made a name for myself. So I did what I needed to do in order to make a living for myself and my kids. I enrolled at Trident Technical College, taking business courses at night, working hard during the day, being a mom 24/7 and saving money as I go. I was out of my

parents home in 6 months into our own place. I devoted my time to my kids, work and school, never took time out for myself. Now that my youngest is 18 and in college, I have a Master’s Degree in Business Management and I am self-employed, my kids felt it was time for me to date. I went through all of their dating hassles with them and occasionally still do. All of the crying, when things don’t work out or waiting up until 12am for someone to get home, I felt like my time had came and gone. How did I look, now 44 and trying to get back out there, but I was convinced that maybe I should by all of my kids. My kids, they lived pretty independent lives. The oldest has his own place, he works and has a girlfriend. The middle child is a working college student and my youngest just left for college in Columbia August this year. So it seemed that they were all too busy to interfere with my love life. Now they’re coming home on the weekends, interrogating my dates, waiting at my home until I return. One time my oldest just happen to be in the same restaurant my date and I went to, by himself. I do remember being involved in their social life, but behind the scene. They are more strict on me than I was on them. I even have a curfew. This whole dating thing with the kids is very amusing to me. Now I’m the child and they’re the adults. So I ask the question, at what age did your role change, mine happen at age 44. January 2009 | 23

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Holidays 1: New Years Day: day of parades, sporting events, and new years resolutions 11: Amelia Earhart Day: January 11, 1935, Earhart became the first person, man or woman, to fly solo across the Pacific. 17: Ben Franklin’s Birthday 19: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 20: Inauguration Day 28: Christa McAuliffe Day, observe to commemorate her and the 6 other astronauts killed when their space shuttle Challenger exploded after take off on January 28, 1986.

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January is named for Janus (lanuarius), the god of the doorway; January is the door to the year; 1st month of the year in the Julian & Gregory Calendars; 1 of 7 Gregorian months with the length of 31 days; On average, the coldest months of the year within the Northern Hemisphere and the warmest month of the year within most of the Southern Hemisphere; Birthstone is the garnet; Birth flower is a carnation or snowdrop

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All of a Sudden All of a Sudden you were here, kicking and screaming without a care. Fingers and toes are such a treat, cereal and cookies you loved to eat.

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Crawling and pulling on everything, falling to sleep while we try to sing. Walking around and making a mess, trying to decide what to do next. We’ll cry today when you go to school, you’ll learn some new things and some new rules. You’ll do some projects and takes some tests, now you’re preparing to leave the nest. We’ll cry today when you leave for college, a new life beginning that’s filled with knowledge. We’ll cry today when two becomes one, a life full of love, peace, joy and fun. All of a sudden they were here, kicking and screaming without a care. Copyright © 2008 LCB. All Rights Reserved.

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collection of Renaissance art, go to the Galleria degli Uffizi. It holds paintings from medieval to modern times and may antique sculptures, illuminations and tapestries. You would see art by Michelangelo, Leornardo da Vinci, Raphael and many more.

oing to Italy in the fall means travelers can avoid long lines at major tourists sites. Florence, Italy is one of Italy’s top tourist destinations.

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In November, the sunset over the Ponte Santa Trinita is simply gorgeous. This bridge was originally built in 1252 and rebuilt in 1952 after being destroyed twice in 1333 and 1944. One of Florence’s most famous attractions is the Palazzo Vecchio. It contains elaborately decorated Palazzo Vecchio public rooms and private apartments. The Palazzo Vecchio sits in a popular square called the Piazza della Signoria, the heart of the historic center and a free open air 26 | Cover 2 Cover Magazine

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The Villa Le Piazzole is a beautiful 17th century villa set in olive groves and vineyards in the hills above Florence. Villa Le Piazzole has ten very nice apartments, some containing full kitchens. Each apartment is unique and all beautifully furnished. You can view the villas gardens or surrounding hills from each room.

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Eating an Italian meal is one of the pleasure of traveling to Italy. The Italian menu contains 5 sections, the appetizers (antipasti), first course (primo), second or main course (second), side dishes (contorni) and the dessert (dolce). Try the food at Club Culinario Tuscano da Osvaldo, a restaurant known for its tasty pasta.

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SC Employment Commission Audited Governor Mark Sanford sent employment officials a list of conditions he wants agreed to before he will ask for a federal loan to pay jobless benefits through March. Sanford wants the legislation audit council to review the employment security commissions operations even though he doesn’t have the authority to request such an audit. The commission agreed to the audit, the commission has asked the governor to request 146 million dollars in federal loans to pay benefits through March.

The Memorial Waterfront Park Commemorative Brick Program The Town of Mount Pleasant welcomes families and friends of service men and women to take part in the opportunity to honor their loved ones at the Memorial Waterfront Park. The Memorial Waterfront Park will open late spring/early summer of 2009. Any veteran may be honored with the purchase of a brick and a commemorative inscription stating the rank and name, branch of service, and conflict(s) served. To ensure proper placement prior to the grand open-

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Mayor Riley meets with Obama Transition Co-chair Mayor Riley traveled to Chicago to meet with Valerie B. Jarrett, co-chair of the Presidential Transition Team and Senior Advisor to the President-Elect. President-Elect Obama has committed himself to working with mayors from around the country to established an Office of Urban Policy in The White House to create strategies for cities and metropolitan regions.

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Dive Into Dinner of Desserts Forget the box of chocolates for your Valentine this February; Charleston restaurant Circa 1886 is inviting you and your sweetheart to instead enjoy an entire dinner of sweets. The AAA Four-Diamond, Mobil Four Star restaurant located on the grounds of the award-winning Wentworth Mansion® will offer as a menu item a choice of three desserts for $25 and an optional wine pairing for an additional $25 throughout the month of February. Cost for the Valentine’s Day dinner is $100 per person, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity. The all dessert-dinner will not be available as part of the Feb. 14 menu. For more information about Circa 1886 or to make a reservation, please visit or call (843) 8537828.

In less than a month until the inauguration, President-Elect Barak Obama will inherit an international crisis. With the economy in a recession and our love ones at war, it’s so wonder how this historic day could be a happy one. President-Elect Barak Obama will inherit the issues surrounding the bail-out, food prices rising, January 2009 | 27

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Denim Do’s and Dont’s Do go dark. No matter what the style of jeans, this is the most universally flattering shade. A darker wash slenderizes.

Do choose longer-length jeans to look thinner. Add heels — even a half-inch style elongates your frame.

Don’t wear low-rise styles. Unless you have a perfect figure, they lengthen your torso and shorten your legs. Low-rise jeans can also emphasize a tummy and create the dreaded muffin top, or stomach fat spilling over the waistband.

Do try the wide-leg trend. This look is flattering on most women. Petite women might want to steer clear. The wide-leg style might look too overwhelming because of all the fabric.

Don’t choose skinny jeans unless you’re thin all over. A woman with thin legs and a larger upper body will look like an ice cream cone or an upside-down triangle in skinny jeans. Do count on boot-cut and trouser styles for maximum flattery. That’s because these jeans have wider leg openings that balance out hips and thicker midsections, which results in an overall slimming effect.

French Fashion Designer, Ted Lapidus dies at age 79. JC Penny Launching apparel line created by Allen B. Schwartz called ABS. Also offering a line by fashion designer Charlotte Ronson in Spring 2009.

Actress Eva Longoria from hit show “Desperate Housewives” is looking into launching her own clothing line.

But don’t fall prey to every fashion trend. Never mind what all the hot celebrities are sporting! “ “Look in the mirror. If you don’t love what you see, try another style.” Don’t try to look a generation younger. Be proud of your body and your age. If your teenage daughter is wearing it, it might be a style to skip. “Be age-appropriate. Do wear jeans that are stylish and fit you correctly.

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The Unborn (PG 13) January 9, 2009 Casey Beldon (Odette Yustman) hated her mother for leaving her as a child. But when inexplicable things start to happen, Casey begins to understand why she left. Cast: Odette Yustman, Gary Oldman, Cam Gigandet, Meagan Good, Carla Gugino

Not Easily Broken (PG-13) January 9, 2009 A car accident tests the bonds of a marriage. Cast: Morris Chestnut, Taraji P. Henson, Maeve Quinlan, Kevin Hart, Wood Harris

Bride Wars (PG) January 9, 2009 Liv (Kate Hudson) and Emma (Anne Hathaway) are best friends who since childhood have planned every detail of their respective weddings. At the top of their bridal “must have” list: a ceremony at New York’s ultimate bridal destination, the Plaza. Cast: Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson, Candice Bergen, Kristen Johnston

Notorious (R) January 16, 2009 Centers on the life of murdered rapper Notorious B.I.G, from his beginnings as a Brooklyn crack dealer to East Coast hip-hop sensation. Cast: Jamal Woolard, Angela Bassett, Derek Luke

My Bloody Valentine 3-D (R) January 16, 2009 Ten years ago, a tragedy changed the town of Harmony forever. Tom Hanniger, an inexperienced coal miner, caused an accident in the tunnels that trapped and killed five men and sent the only survivor, Harry Warden, into a permanent coma. Cast: Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith, Edi Gathegi, Tom Atkins Hotel for Dogs (PG) January 16, 2009 When their new guardians forbid 16-year old Andi (Emma Roberts) and her younger brother, Bruce (Jake T. Austin) to have a pet, Andi has to use her quick wit to help find a new home for their dog, Friday. The resourceful kids stumble upon an abandoned hotel and using Bruce’s talents as a mechanical genius, transform it into a magical dog-paradise for Friday – and eventually for all Friday’s friends. When barking dogs make the neighbors suspicious, Andi and Bruce use every invention they have to avoid anyone discovering “who let the dogs in.” Cast: Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Don Cheadle, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon, Kyla Pratt

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HUMOR ME! Time Off A woman at work decided she wanted to get some extra time off. The only way she felt she could get it is if her boss thought she was crazy. So she decided to hing from the ceiling and pretend she’s a light bulb. A co-worker came by and asked her what was she doing. She explained to the co-worker what she was trying to do, so the co-worker waited to see what the boss would say. The boss came by and asked her what she was doing, she told the boss she was a light bulb. The boss told her that she had obviously worked too hard and gave her the rest of the week off. So she hopped down, grabbed her things and left. Her co-worker grabbed her things and headed out the door as well. The boss asked her where do you think you’re going, she told him she couldn’t work in the dark.

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Drink Mix

Ingredients 1 bottle Prosecco, chilled 1 1/2 cups grape juice, chilled Ice, optional 1 lemon, sliced into thin rounds Chopped mint leaves, for garnish Directions Combine the Prosecco and the grape juice in a pitcher. Pour into glasses, over ice, if desired. Garnish with lemon slices and mint leaves. Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis 38 | Cover 2 Cover Magazine

Ingredients 1 cup dried shrimp 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups chopped onion 1/2 cup ground, toasted cashew nuts 1/2 cup ground, toasted blanched almonds 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon minced ginger 1 tablespoon minced, seeded red chile peppers 4 cups fish or shrimp stock 1 (14-ounce) can coconut milk 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 pound sea bass fillets or other firm white fish fillets, cut into 2-inch cubes 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves 6 lime wedges, for garnish Steamed long grain white rice, accompaniment Directions Soak the dried shrimp in warm water to cover for 15 minutes. Drain, then puree in a blender or food processor. Set aside. Heat a Dutch oven or large pot over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Saute the onions, stirring often, until soft, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the pureed shrimp and cook for 2 minutes. Add the nuts, garlic, ginger and peppers and cook, stirring often, for 1 minute. Add the stock, coconut milk and lime juice and cook until reduced by 1/2, about 20 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the fish and simmer until the fish is almost cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes. Add the shrimp and simmer until cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Stir in 1/4 cup cilantro and remove from the heat. Arrange a scoop of rice in the center of 6 large plates or soup bowls. Ladle the stew over the rice and garnish with the remaining 1/4 cup chopped cilantro. Place 1 lime wedge on each plate and serve immediately.

The Tri-county Landmarks

Waterfront Park

Waterfront Park is located in Downtown Charleston. It begins at Vendue Range and extends along the harborside to Concord Street and Adgers Wharf for a total of 12-acres (49,000 m2). This park contains old fashion benches, family-sized swings, walkways, and 2 large fountains, the fountains light at night. Waterfront Park is the perfect place to sit back and relax while sight-seeing or a place to take your kids to play. You can watch the sailboats cruise the water and the large ships heading into and out of the harbor. The fountain above provides a great backdrop for a photo of your visit to Charleston. The park is open daily until midnight. January 2009 | 39

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Facts About The Tri-county Berkeley County • • •

It’s the 3rd largest county in the state 1099.55 square miles Population 163,622

Charleston County •

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Population of 342,973 15 municipalities

Dorchester County • •

Population of 123,505 574.7 square miles

Approximately 919 square miles

Calendar of Events January 2 - 31, 2009 North Charleston City Gallery Exhibit: The Berkeley Artist Guild Ann Simpson Email: asimpson@ Phone: 843.745.1087 January 7, 21, 28, 2009 Laugh for a Lincoln : Improv Comedy Phone: 843-853-6687 Web Site: http:// Venue: Theatre 99 280 Meeting Street Charleston, SC Tickets: $5 January 10, 2009 Oysters on the Point at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina Join us for our 2nd Oysters on Point from 2 - 6 pm. January 15 - 18, 2009 Fifth Annual Women’s Escape Weekend-Path to Rediscovery! Location: Kiawah Island Golf Resort Phone: 843-763-4941 Web Site: January 18 - 19, 2009 Chamber Music Charleston presents the House Concert Series Location: The Ripich-van Raalten Home and the Edmonston-Alston House Phone: 843-763-4941 Web Site: January 18, 2009 Perseverance: Where Do We Go From Here: A Celebration of Martin Luther

King, Jr., Location: Mt. Moriah Family Living Center Address: 7396 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston January 25, 2009 Lowcountry Oyster Festival Boone Hall Plantation Address: 1235 Long Point Road Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465 Phone: 843-805-3084 Web Site: January 29, 31, 2009 Reefer Madness: The Musical Phone: 843-853-6687 Web Site: http:// January 31, 2009 Chamber Music Charleston Presents: Seaside Serenade 7:30pm: Seaside Serenade at the Sanctuary at Kiawah Island. Please call the Sanctuary at (800) 654-2924 for more information and to purchase tickets. To see full detail description, visit files/CalendarofEvents.htm Do you have comments or suggestions, we’d like to hear it. Send to or P.O. Box 42302 N. Chas., SC 29423 attention Comments.

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