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his month we have widened our scope outside Bluffton for the first time! We feel our readers should experience the magic of Daufuskie Island—its history, untouched natural state, Gullah culture, artisans and wildlife. Daufuskie is a local treasure. Enjoy learning about the history of the Island, from the Indians (its original inhabitants) to a bloody colonial battle and the Sea Island Cotton crops that spawned a rich plantation era and growing slave population. Follow the Island’s post-Civil War decline, the rise and fall of its oyster industry and subsequent development of exclusive golf communities. In this issue of The Bluffton Breeze, you will see historic Gullah homes, as well as the lighthouses that long ago guided ships into the Savannah River.

Bluffton Breeze PUBLISHER Lorraine Jenness lorraine@hiltonhead.com 843-757-9889 EDITOR Randolph Stewart randolph@bluffton.com 843-816-4005 COPY EDITORS Allyson Jones allyson@hiltonhead.com 843-757-9889 Kerry Peresta kerry@hiltonhead.com 843-757-9889 SALES DIRECTOR Erika Aparicio erika@hiltonhead.com 843-715-5504

ART DIRECTOR Jennifer Mlay graphics@hiltonhead.com 843-757-9889

Michele Roldán-Shaw has written a wonderful article about Sallie Ann Robinson, who was raised on the Island and a former student of Pat Conroy. Sally was kind enough to share her personal experiences with Michele, and gives us a close, intimate look at the Gullah lifestyle of years gone by. Currently, Sallie Ann is a Tour Daufuskie guide and is available twice a week for tours. Make your reservation soon to see the Island through her eyes.

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Jevon Daly, Allyson Jones, Amber Hester Kuehn, Kerry Peresta Michele Roldán-Shaw, Andrea Six, Claire Thompson

We are also pleased to present Claire Thompson’s story on the Allen family. Chase Allen has lived on the Island for 17 years and, in addition to being a well-known artist, is the owner of Tour Daufuskie, while his wife, Rachel, is director of the Haig Point Equestrian Center. We hope you enjoy this thoughtful piece about a special couple living their dream. Claire is a first-time contributor to The Bluffton Breeze, as well as a champion English Pointer breeder, an artist, land surveyor, engineer, biologist, boating enthusiast and, above all, a kind and gentle person who is a friend to everyone she meets. My dog and special companion, Constance, is from one of her litters. Through the lens of Michael Hrizuk’s camera, we are able to share unique glimpses of Daufuskie. The quality of the photography is a vital component of this month’s issue, and we are delighted he allowed us to use his work. We have a few more surprise in store, so enjoy! And please don’t forget to tell our advertisers you saw them in The Bluffton Breeze.

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GRAPHIC DESIGNER Liz Shumake liz@hiltonhead.com 843-757-9889

Thanks to the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation, we can now say the Island’s homes, churches and various landmark buildings are being restored, and are in good hands.

Jevon Daly shares his thoughts on Island music and getting “Drunk on Daufuskie” while Andrea Six, as always, has prepared an excellent, informative article about Daufuskie’s amenities with tips on planning your trip, including details on the 41st Annual Daufuskie Day celebration on June 24. If you haven’t visited Daufuskie yet, you are in for a treat; and if you have been to Daufuskie before, we think you might discover something new within these pages for your next visit.

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CONTENTS

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The Burning of Bluffton Father’s Day Gift Guide Labor Of Love: Sea Turtle Nests on Daufuskie Daufuskie Island’s Legacy Lives On Historic Buildings on Daufuskie Simple Truths Sallie Ann Robinson: Daufuskie’s Gullah Diva June Happenings Destination Daufuskie Artistic Revival at The Roasting Room Summer Activity Guide Drunk on Daufuskie Ol’ Fuskie Fried Crab Rice Stewed Okra and Tomato with Shrimp

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History Environment Artist Spotlight Faces Calendar Places Spotlight Tide Chart Around Town Music Worship Restaurant Guide

ON THE COVER: Frances Jones House Photography by Michael Hrizuk


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The Burning of Bluffton By Randolph Stewart

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center of the Secessionist Movement prior to the Civil War, Bluffton was essentially abandoned after the Battle of Port Royal Sound in 1861, but served as a hub of the Confederate intelligence network. In the early morning hours of June 4, 1863, approximately 1,000 Federal troops transported by gunboats disembarked on Hunting Island Plantation and then proceeded some two miles downstream with the intent of burning the town, following the orders of Major General David Hunter, Commander of the Department of the South. The gunboats continued up the river and anchored about a half mile from Bluffton to provide artillery support. Perhaps one of the most concise papers concerning the burning of Bluffton—who was involved and a description of the engagement—was written by Ron Roth, President of the Lowcountry Civil War Roundtable. His paper can be found online by Googling “The Burning of Bluffton” prepared by Ron Roth. Over 20 years ago while working as an antiques dealer, I came across a letter in Chattanooga, Tennessee, that is believed to be the only eyewitness, non-military Confederate account of the Burning of Bluffton. The letter is now in the home of Michael and Corinne Reeves. Several years ago, The Bluffton Breeze also presented a Yankee eyewitness account letter now housed in the University of Delaware Library. I was given an archival copy of this letter by the owner, Dr. Ron Finch, a former client and dear friend. I am presenting this letter for you to read in its entirety. The hole is from a mouse gnawing on the fold. It is interesting to realize the letter went from Camp Pritchard, through the Confederate Hardeeville Post Office to the intended recipient—then to parts unknown, to Chattanooga and, over 100 years later, came back to Bluffton. The letter was written by a captain to his uncle, a judge. The first paragraph talks about a cousin who did not pay a debt to the uncle. The rest of the letter describes what he saw during the raid. It may take a bit of effort to read, but it is most interesting. You can almost hear the 238 men of the Confederate Calvary racing on their steeds down the dirt road, with its overhanging moss-laden oak trees, sabers clanging and letting out Rebel Yells, as they raced from Pritchardville to Bluffton to engage the enemy. Enjoy!

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Burning of Bluffton Commemoration On June 3, the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society will commemorate the 154th anniversary of the Burning of Bluffton with an Open House at the Heyward House Historic Center from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Walk through this historic home on Boundary Street and see what life was like during the Civil War period with live music and complimentary refreshments. Call (843) 757-6293 or visit heywardhouse.org for more information. Taken down during the recent renovations at the Heyward House, the photo below features a mirror that usually hangs in the Gentleman’s Parlor. This tri-part mirror is in the Greek Revival style with carved acanthus leaves marking its corners and was hanging in a local house during the Civil War. Scratched into the glass in the left-hand segment, the graffiti states: JW, Co E 115th NY  Flee Rebels Hell Is Here  12 July 1863 Photo courtesy of the Heyward House Historic Center

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FATHER’S DAY June 18th is coming!

GIFT GUIDE THE SOPHISTICATE Angel Fish 3D Wall Art by Chuck Scarborough at Coastal Exchange.

THE CONNOISSEUR “Bluffton” Bronze by Susie Chisholm at Four Corners Fine Art and Framing

THE ENTHUSIAST

THE STYLISH Citizen Eco-Drive Proximity Watch at Golis Family Jewelers

THE COLLECTOR Late Meiji Period Japanese “Tobakobon” at Stock Farm Antiques.

THE TRADITIONALIST “Dry Dock” Original Pastel Painting by Don Nagel at La Petite Gallerie.

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“Masters of the Masters” Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer Framed Photograph at Reminisce


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ENVIRONMENT

Article and photos by Amber Hester Kuehn, Owner of Spartina Marine Charters ou rarely hear about sea turtles nesting on Daufuskie Island, just across the Calibogue Sound. Their beach is about four miles long, and so close that the sea turtle patrol staff on the south end of Hilton Head can wave at the sea turtle patrol staff on Daufuskie. In 2016, Daufuskie added 98 loggerhead nests to South Carolina’s total count of 6,444 sea turtle nests. This was approximately equivalent to the nesting density on Hilton Head Island, which was 411 nests on 14 miles of beach. The nest monitoring permit holder on Daufuskie Island is Tammy Helmuth, and she has 12 volunteers who share the duties of monitoring the beach for sea turtle nests. These volunteers fund their own project needs— supplying poles to mark the nests, gas for the four-wheeler, buckets, latex gloves, etc. Sea turtle nest monitoring officially began in 2006 on Daufuskie, but I’m sure it occurred “unofficially” for quite some time. The 2017 sea turtle nesting season, post-storm and post-beach renourishment, will be interesting. Hilton Head Island was in the process of building up the beach (dredging offshore sandbars to replenish sand) when Hurricane Matthew made landfall last October. The section of beach

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most adversely affected was four miles of shoreline in Sea Pines NOT scheduled for beach renourishment. Daufuskie Island’s beach was already experiencing erosion, but since the storm many nesting areas have washed away. The last beach renourishment on Daufuskie occurred in December of 1998. The Daufuskie Turtle Patrol staff must check the tide each morning before venturing onto the beach because at high tide, some areas are impassable. At the beginning of the 2017 nesting season, the two nests laid in the first half of May on Daufuskie are in safe, dry areas. If nests are laid in unstable areas of beach, the Daufuskie team relocates them to higher ground. On this relatively small stretch of beach, there are still issues with beachfront lighting and disorientation of hatchlings. Turtle hatching season begins in July. Melrose Resort (beachfront on Daufuskie) had more activity in the past that would have offended sea turtles, much like Coligny Beach on Hilton Head. Beachfront lighting and noise discourage a female sea turtle from nesting and confuse hatchlings


emerging from the sand. Hatchling sea turtles follow the brightest light visible at night when leaving the nest. Naturally, they use the glow of the moon over the ocean as their cue. Artificial light is always brighter than moonglow, causing hatchlings to move away from the ocean and toward commercial and residential exterior lights. Thankfully, beachfront lighting from the resort will be less of an issue this season. All sea turtle monitoring programs on South Carolina beaches are volunteer efforts, with the exception of the Hilton Head Island Sea Turtle Protection Project. Funding can be sparse at times for these volunteer programs. Spartina Marine Education Charters donated decals for the nest marker poles on Daufuskie Island, and some supplies are provided by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. If you have visited Daufuskie Island, you know that it is a special place. There are no traffic lights and hardly any cars. Homes range from oneroom shanties on dirt roads to fine homes with paved streets in Haig Point. If you have ever had the privilege of being on the Island at night, you will feel like you are on a camping trip and got lost in the woods‌a hard experience to find these days. I love it! It is so close, yet feels so far away, and is only accessible by boat. To those people who give their time for the conservation of wildlife, I commend you. This effort would not be possible if the participants did not have a respect for nature that surpasses fatigue. I know this from personal experience. It is a labor of love. Best wishes for a successful 2017 nesting season!

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(Above) Momma Turtle Heading Up the Beach to Build a Nest.

Known as the “Turtle Lady,” Amber Kuehn is a fourthgeneration Blufftonian and marine biologist who has worked with sea turtles since 1998. “I went to graduate school for a Master’s in Marine Biology with a focus on sea turtles...probably the most unprofitable field available, but I have never once regretted my choice,” she says.

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Her thesis was a study on the “sea finding” of hatchlings in an urban environment, conducted in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Beachfront lighting disrupts natural cues for hatchlings finding their way to the sea, as floodlights overwhelm the glow of the moon and hatchlings head towards the brightest light. In 2015, Hilton Head Island lost 21 nests due to beachfront lighting. Thanks to a LIGHTS OUT campaign designed by Kuehn, only seven nests were lost as a result of beachfront lighting in 2016. She regards the improvement a step in the right direction, but not a victory. Each nest has approximately 120 hatchlings emerging together and dashing for the ocean in the dark. It is a three-day journey from our islands to the Gulf Stream, and the turtles have just enough energy to make it there. In addition to the nest monitoring effort, Kuehn coordinates the dolphin and sea turtle stranding response in Beaufort County. She is authorized to perform necropsies on dolphins, collecting their tissue for analysis by NOAA and is permitted to transport sick and injured sea turtles to the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston and documents deceased sea turtles. All of this effort is volunteer. “You really have to love it to stick with it,” she notes. And she has stuck with it for almost two decades. For local sea turtle nesting news, visit seaturtle.org. To learn more about The Spartina Dolphin and Sea Turtle Stranding Response Fund or to schedule a “Voyage of Discovery” with Spartina Marine Education Charters, call (843) 338-2716 or visit spartinacharters.com.


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or thousands of years, indigenous Muskogean Indians called Daufuskie Island home. The word “Daufuskie” comes from the Muscogee language and means “sharp feather,” due to the Island’s distinctive shape. In the mid-1500s, Spanish explorers had begun colonization of the Southeastern Coast of the United Staes, followed by the French and English. It was during this period that the Spanish settlers introduced their Iberian horses, and descendants of these horses, known as Carolina Marsh Tackies, are found on the Island to this day. In the late 1600s, the Spanish enlisted native warriors to challenge a growing number of European settlements. These clashes culminated in the Yamassee Uprising, three brutal battles between 1715-1717 on the southwestern shore of Daufuskie. The Yamassee Uprising is credited with the area’s present-day name: Bloody Point.

The pollution from the Savannah River eventually forced the closing of the oyster industry in the 1950s. Electricity arrived in 1953 and telephones in 1972. The population shrank to less than 100 until developers planned Haig Point, Melrose, Bloody Point and Oak Ridge in the 1980s. A census in 2007 indicated that there were 429 residents on the Island. Daufuskie Island has a rich legacy of Gullah history. Thanks to the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation’s restoration efforts and the influx of tourism and artisans, the Island’s identity and culture should continue.

The quest for religious freedom brought the great grandson of French Huguenot, David Mongin, and the daughter of Italian Prince Filippo de Martinangelo to the Island, where they became powerful plantation owners. During the American Revolution, Daufuskie received the nickname “Little Bermuda” due to the residents’ loyalist sentiments. Following the Revolution, the introduction of Sea Island Cotton, prized by European mills for its high quality and strength, ushered in a period of economic growth, large plantations and the building of majestic homes. Daufuskie’s vast quantities of live oak trees were prized by shipbuilders for their strength, resistance to rot and naturally curved limbs, which also contributed to economic growth. The USS Constitution “Old Ironsides” was reconstructed from oak harvested on the Island. Prior to the Civil War, Daufuskie boasted 11 plantations with several large tabby mansions, and a large slave population. During the Civil War, the Union forces’ superior naval fleet took command of all Beaufortarea islands early, causing plantation owners to flee their properties and leave their slaves behind. After the war, Daufuskie’s remoteness allowed the Gullah language and culture to survive and flourish for generations. In 1873, the Haig Point Rear Range Light, and in 1883, the Bloody Point Front Range Lights were built to assist ships approaching the Savannah River entrance. During this time, the oyster industry flourished and by the turn of the century the Island had a population of approximately 3,000, mostly working in the shellfish trade.

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Thanks go out to the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation for allowing us to use information from their website: Nancy Ludtke, President; Bert Herndon and Michael Hrizuk for help with images, and Chase Allen and Renee Harding of Tour Daufuskie for their assistance.


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1. Brother and Sisters Oyster Union Society Building From the turn of the 20th century until pollution in the Savannah River ruined the oyster beds in the 1950s, the primary economy of the Island was harvesting and shucking oysters. The oyster workers established the Oyster Union Society, a benevolent and burial society that held meetings and social events—often enhanced by moonshine or homemade wine—in this 1893 building. The building was restored by the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation in 2012.

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Built on the north end, Church No. 1 was destroyed by a hurricane in 1940. At that time, the declining population caused the church to close. In 2001, the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation bought the property, restored the building and opened the Billie Burn Museum, named after the longtime Island resident, author and Island historian.

3. First Union African Baptist Church

This church is the oldest building on the Island, and dates back to 1881. It was destroyed by fire in 1884 and rebuilt in 1885, on the grounds of Mary Field Plantation (a former cotton plantation) and owned by John Stoddard. He divided the plantation into 12-acre lots and sold them to freed slaves for the purpose of building a church and cemetery. The church still holds regular services.

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The two-room building was built for the Island’s black children in the 1930s. Scraps were used to make the desks. The school was integrated in 1962 after the last white child graduated from the White School House. It was immortalized by Pat Conroy in “The Water is Wide.” Closed in 1997, it has been renovated and is now used for church and civic activities.

5. Sarah Grant Home

Sarah bought this home in 1910 from Fuller Fripp and had it moved to its current location for a total cost of $40. Sarah was the Island midwife and her husband was the Island undertaker. When he passed in 1962, she took his place. It was said that “Granny bring ‘em an’ she take ‘em away.” It was later restored by the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation.

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The White School House was built in 1913 by the Beaufort County Board of Education for white children who lived on Daufuskie Island. Whether there were 20 students or just one, a teacher was sent. The school closed when the last white child graduated in 1962. Since then, the White School House has been used as fire department headquarters, an Island library and thrift shop. Currently, the White School House is home to the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation’s archives.

7. Silvery Dew Winery

An iconic building, Silver Dew Winery dates back to 1883. It was originally constructed as a “wick house,” a building used to store oil, wicks and lamps for nearby Bloody Point Lighthouse. In the mid-1900s, it was converted to a winery by Arthur “Papy” Burn. Papy made wine from grapes, scuppernong, pears, and elderberries in the shed until it was closed in 1959. Recently the Silver Dew Winery and Bloody Point Lighthouse were purchased, and are now open to the public.

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The core of this vintage Gullah home is believed to have been built in the late 1860s by freemen who moved to the Island after the Civil War. Over the years, additions were made and the house become the home of beloved Frances Jones, teacher of the African-American children on the Island from 1939 to 1969. She was lame from a childhood accident but still managed to teach as many as 96 children in the morning and afternoon sessions, often the sole teacher. The building was restored in 2014 by the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation.

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

By Claire Thompson Photos Courtesy of Michael Hrizuk As an artist, I suffer from this problem—it’s an issue with focus. Not that I can’t focus on something, it’s that I have a tendency to focus on everything. It can be very distracting and lead to many started and unfinished tasks. I had a professor who I was helping with research and, while we were discussing which subject I would assist with, he asked which piqued my interest. I simply smiled and said, “That’s the problem, all of them.” They all sounded fabulous and I knew I wanted to learn more about each. He laughed and immediately knew he had to rein in the situation before it got out of hand, assigned me to a specific task and sent me on my merry way. Many artists run into this very same “problem.” The term “starving artist” might come to mind. Most are uniquely brilliant souls who simple don’t understand the importance of one simple truth: “The #1 reason most businesses fail is because of a lack of focus.” This statement is something Daufuskie local, Chase Allen, shared with me. He was a business major with big corporate plans and landed his first job out of college in the marketing department of Haig Point. In his downtime, he started to “sneak outside the gates,” into the untouched areas of Daufuskie. His curiosity initially led him to question why anyone would want to live there. Being a remote island, it lacked many of the basic necessities we’ve grown accustomed to. Making a living on an island with no real industry is no small feat. But this later became part of his inspiration. His senior year in college, Chase was thrown a curve ball—made of mud. Well, clay. Well…slinging clay, more specifically. He took a pottery class and felt the thrill that working with your hands can bring. The gravitation of being able to create is a pretty powerful draw. I believe while each of us wishes to follow the path which inspires us, few have the courage to do so. But, when you stumble upon something that changes the way you think and ignites a hidden chamber within, you have to give it attention. Energy flows where attention goes. As a business major, Chase understood the importance of keeping your day job while you chisel your way through the doors blocking your path. He continued to work with Haig Point and pursed his artisan interests in his spare time. He apprenticed with Bluffton’s Potter, Jacob Preston. Jacob was an inspiration with his worldly travels, fearless adventures and ability to turn his passion into a way of life; a way to actually successfully support his life.

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Larry and Emily Burns of Daufuskie were mentors, as well. Fellow potters and owners of Silver Dew Pottery, they welcomed Chase to the Island and shared their “story” with him. Not wanting to step on any toes, he began to dabble in other artistic studies to find what, in addition to pottery, interested him. One evening tech course in welding and ironworks later, he had his path laid out before him and started The Iron Fish Gallery.


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The more time Chase spent on Daufuskie, the more the Island opened its arms and nourished his creativity. Chase desired to be an artisan who was unique, one that people would seek. If you’re on Main Street in a big city and someone walks into your gallery, it’s easily accidental or purely out of convenience. But, if you’re off the beaten path, that person who walks through your door does so with purpose. They have either sought you out or they’re a kindred spirit. Chase claims he cannot take credit for his success on Daufuskie. “The Island either harbors you, or it doesn’t,” he explains. “It was a divine a plan,” not his. Not only did he find his career path by sneaking through the gates of the norm, he found his wife and partner, Rachel, on Daufuskie. Rachel was a high school Spanish teacher on the Island. She studied at UGA and was on the equestrian team. Her interest in horses led her to the position she holds now, Director of the Equestrian Center at Haig Point. Rachel would be one of the kindred spirits who happened upon Chase’s path. From personal experience and obser vations, it’s better to set some guidelines— outlines, if you will—and let your story write itself. Staying within the safety and comfort of the gates and vaults, may keep you safe from harm, but it limits the outlets you could explore. This leads back to focus. Most artists are easily bored. We see something shiny and are enthralled for a bit, and then something else catches our eye. In order to master something and be successful, you need to be able to focus and follow through. Chase has stayed true to The Iron Fish Gallery and focused on the success he wanted to achieve. Separating and allotting time for hobbies is a must for most artists, but being able to decipher a hobby from a career can be the challenge. Daufuskie has provided Chase his home for the past 17 years, one in which he has no visible neighbors and always a welcomed knock at the door by someone who desires to see what he’s created now, which pressures him to better and further his trade. Asked if he’d ever move, he said, “No. [Daufuskie] has provided him with everything he needs.”

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“It’s not the Island or lifestyle for most, but it’s worked for me,” he added. Chase has a way to support a life he loves, can fill his freezer with freshly caught fish, and has his partner by his side. What else can a person want? The Bluffton Breeze

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FACES

By Michele Roldán-Shaw Photos Courtesy of Michael Hrizuk, Tour Daufuskie and the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation

A truly exceptional person not only lives a good life, but makes the lives of others around them better. Gullah chef, author, tour guide, TV personality, mother, grandmother and sixth-generation native Daufuskie Islander Sallie Ann Robinson is one such person. Love is her life. In everything she does, the intention is to make others happy. The first thing you get when you meet her is a great big hug! “I’ve never met a stranger and I hope I never will,” she affirms. Her presence exudes humor, warmth, positivity, vital energy, and the living wisdom of experience. A lot of this can be attributed to how she was raised. “I grew up in a great time on Daufuskie and I’m thankful for that,” says Sallie, who was immortalized as “Ethel” in Pat Conroy’s landmark memoir, “The Water is Wide.” Sallie was one of Conroy’s students when he taught at Daufuskie’s one-room schoolhouse in the early ’70s, and she is characterized in the book as sassy, sharp, and possessing a maturity that the hardness of life demanded. Reading the book gives you even more appreciation for the open, loving person she is today, and the tremendous success she has carved out by simply being herself. “My upbringing was tough,” Sallie concedes. “It was hard work, but it taught me to appreciate the little things because we made do with what we had. We didn’t value material things, we valued each other.” Like most children, when she and her siblings got up in the morning, they had to make their beds and clean their room. But then they had to go out and tend the animals—hogs, cows, chickens, dogs, cats—before eating breakfast and going to school. There was constant upkeep around the house: chopping wood, pumping water, cooking, working the fields, doing laundry with a washboard and basin. So much work! “We used to not want to get up out the bed,” Sallie admits, “we were so tired. But when you get up and start doing, all that bad stuff goes away! You have that power—you can make the negativity go away.”

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As children, they mixed work with play. If their friends came over, Sallie’s mom would say, “No, y’all can’t play with them, they got work to do! But you can help.” So, the friends would pitch in hoping they’d have a chance to play before dark. Likewise, Sallie might get put to work in other homes, as well. “If I went to Ms. Ella Mae or my Aunt Edna or whoever’s house,” she recalls, “and they said, ‘Sallie, I need you to pump this bucket of water,’ I dare not say no! They had the right to spank me and, of course, we never knew how Mom got the message before we got home—no telephones!— but she’d be there waiting like, ‘A little bird told me.’ What the heck does that mean?” Sallie laughs with her trademark exuberance, yet it’s clear she considers this an important subject. “These are the things that really make me feel good about myself today,” she says. “I was taught manners, respect, and the Golden Rule of ‘do unto others as you would have them do unto you’. I’m not selfish, I’m a very positive person, and I love to see everybody happy. It seems to me like when you’re happy, when you’re relaxed, your body feels good. You reach goals and your love for others is open. But when you’re angry it just eats you alive! There are enough problems in this world without adding to it. So, when someone comes to me with negativity, I’m not gonna say, ‘Yeah, you right, I feel ya…’ because I don’t feel ya! I’m not even gonna try to feel ya! I want to spread happiness.” In the old days on Daufuskie, elderly people who did not have relatives to support them were cared for by the community—this was just the Island way. Ladies would come together to cook and clean while the men chopped wood and worked in the yard. If Sallie’s father caught a basket of mulletfish, he took out what was needed to see them through, then gave the rest away. At hog killing time, the meat was shared, also. “I never knew there was hunger until I left the Island,” Sallie said. “I never knew there was prejudice. We had blacks, as well as whites, in the community and we never grew up with a color barrier. We grew up knowing that it is easier to love than to hate.” A big shock came in the 8th grade when Sallie was sent to Savannah for school. Prior to that, she had not known she was Gullah, or any different from anybody else. But the other kids ridiculed how she talked, like selfish bullies. It was the worst year of her life, a struggle to survive in a way she had never known. “People would say ‘I don’t know how y’all poor folks live on that island,’” she recalls. “Who’s poor? We didn’t know we were poor! We ate better than most and we couldn’t miss what we never had. When you work hard for something you appreciate it more—and believe me, I have seen those days.” The Bluffton Breeze

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Sallie is still working hard. She leads popular golf cart tours of Daufuskie during which she explains Island history, entertains her guests with lively tales, and gives them a dose of her good vibes. She is the author of two bestselling cookbooks, “Cooking the Gullah Way: Morning Noon and Night” and “Gullah Home Cooking the Daufuskie Way,” both of which contain her stories and recipes. Due out soon is a third volume, “Down Home Dinna’s.” Sallie also teaches cooking classes and caters special events. “If you want some real love in your food, call me,” she says. “The kitchen is my favorite place in the house, besides gettin’ in the bed when I’m tired.” Hearing Sallie speak of food makes your mouth water: crab rice, shrimp and potato salad, fried ribs, collard greens, blackberry dumplings… one recipe you won’t find in her books, however, is deviled crab. That’s a closely guarded family secret—you’ll have to call her catering service for that. Sallie recalls how whenever her mother cooked, people showered praises, which always made little Sallie feel proud because she ate like that regularly. “All the people I ever ate from growing up were excellent cooks,” she says. “They did not take shortcuts and they put a lot of love in it, so when you sat down to a plate of food you said, YES! After I left the Island and couldn’t find that food, it was tough. But I said, ‘Instead of getting mad, I need to get glad and DO it!’” Today her cookbooks are perennial hot sellers online, at Barnes & Noble and in local shops. Her latest project, however, is a series of children’s books using animals to teach moral lessons, also drawing heavily on her own life experience. Above and beyond all this, Sallie puts forth relentless effort to advocate for her beloved Island. “I feel like home needs me as much as I need it,” she says. “With all the comeyas comin’ and the binyas not participating like I wish they would, I have to step up and show that their support is needed to make things better for all of us. We need to stick together as a community to protect our little Island.” Though she currently lives on the mainland, Sallie is working toward the dream of moving back to Daufuskie. “My life is going to be better knowing that I’m home,” she said. “A peace of mind is going to be there, contentment. I want some chickens, a little garden, things that fill my inner soul. I can walk down a dirt road and it seems like all my troubles are just lifted. So, I would like to see folks respect the peace and quiet, and appreciate the uniqueness of the Island without trying to change it.” For more information on Sallie Ann, her cooking and her books, please visit thegullahdiva.com. To book guided tours of Daufuskie Island, go to tourdaufuskie.com.

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PLACES

Photos by Michael Hrizuk

Natural beauty and secluded beaches abound on Daufuskie Island. Steeped in the history of the Gullah-Geechee people and the setting of Pat Conroy’s novel “The Water Is Wide,” this unspoiled spot on the South Carolina coast is a paradise for the 400 full-time residents and more than 100,000 annual visitors. Tucked between Tybee Island, Georgia, and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Daufuskie Island is only accessible by boat, offering seaside living amid the breathtaking beauty of beckoning beaches and lush Lowcountry landscapes.

Only Accessible by Boat – Reservations are Required Daufuskie Island Ferry (Public Ferry)

(843) 940-7704 or daufuskieislandferry.com • Departs from Buckingham Landing (35 Fording Island Rd. Exd.) to Melrose Landing • 1-hour ride • Single-day parking is free; overnight parking is available for an additional fee.

Outside Hilton Head

(843) 686-6996 or outsidehiltonhead.com • History & Artisans Excursion • Daily small group tours include a boat ride from Hilton Head, visit with local historians, golf cart use and a local guide.

H2O Sports Water Taxi

(843) 671-4386 or h2osports.com • Harbour Town Marina to a private dock near Freeport Marina, • 15-minute ride

Enjoy Daufuskie

(843) 342-8687 or enjoydaufuskie.com • Ferry from Broad Creek Marina to Freeport Marina • 1-hour ride • Guided and self-guided tours available

May River Excursions Water Taxi

(843) 304-2878 or mayriverexcursions.com • Bluffton’s Calhoun Street Dock to the County Dock • 30-minute ride

Spartina Marine Education Charters (843) 338-2716 or spartinacharters.com • Transportation to Daufuskie on request

Bull River Marina

(912) 897-7300 or bullrivermarina.com • Wilmington Island (Savannah) to All Four Daufuskie Docks • 30-minute ride

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Bikes and golf carts are the transportation of choice on this incredible isle, where traffic is nonexistent and the roads are unpaved. The 5,000-acre South Carolina Sea Island provides a safe haven for artisans and artists with a laidback and leisurely pace providing a peace not found in nearby places. The utter lack of chain restaurants, banks and brand name shops showcases the Island’s unique natural, cultural and historic attributes and eclectic amenities, including gorgeous golf courses, a community farm, art galleries, an equestrian center, cemeteries, churches, schools and other significant sites.


(843) 342-8687 or daufuskiefreeport.com

• The Melrose Beach Club

Communities

53 Avenue of Oaks (843) 341-2922 or melroseresort.com

• Haig Point Club • Melrose on the Beach • Oak Ridge • Bloody Point Golf Club • Jack Nicklaus Signature • The Course at Melrose Resort • The Signature Course & The Osprey Course at Haig Point

Restaurants

• Marshside Mama’s

15 Haig Point Rd. (843) 785-4755 or marshsidemamas.com

• Old Daufuskie Crab Company Freeport Marina

• Daufuskie Community Farm

• Lucy Bell’s Café

348 Haig Point Rd. (678) 897-0942 or daufuskieartisanvillageandfarm.com

• The Eagle’s Nest

270 Haig Point Rd (843) 342-4786 or daufuskierum.com

Daufuskie Activities & Tours

44 Old Haig Point Rd. (406) 270-6586 or daufuskiemuseum.org Museum Hours, Tues.-Sat., 1-4 p.m.

111 Benjies Point Rd. (843) 341-6477

Golf Courses

Sightseeing & Shopping:

Bloody Point Golf Club & Resort (843) 341-5522 or bloodypointresort.com

• Tour Dafuskie

(843) 842-9449 or tourdaufuskie.com - Daufuskie Island History/Artisan Tours - Golf Cart Rentals - Kayaking Tours - Standup Paddleboarding Tours & Rentals Eco-Tours - Sallie Ann Robinson’s Daufuskie Island Native Gullah Tours

• Daufuskie Island Rum Company • Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation

• Daufuskie Wine and Woodworks 3 Carvin Rd. (203) 810-8115

• Iron Fish Gallery & Studio

843-842-9448 or ironfishart.com

• Silver Dew Pottery

The store is generally open Tues.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Ferry tickets departing from either Shelter Cove Harbour on Hilton Head Island or East River Street in Savannah are $35/per person and reservations are 41st Annual Daufuskie Day required. Tickets may be purchased at Red Stripes June 24, 2017 A Gullah homecoming and celebration of culture on Caribbean Cuisine in Bluffton (8 Pin Oak St.), Lester’s Daufuskie Island featuring Spiritual Dancers, Gullah Florist in Savannah (208 Bull St.) or the Beaufort Storytelling, African Spirit Tours, games, raffles, a DJ, County Black Chamber of Commerce (801 Bladen St.) and Fresh Cuts Barber Shop in Beaufort (860 vendors, food and more. Parris Island Gateway). Proceeds benefit the Daufuskie Island Foundation, For additional information and vendor opportunities, a non-profit dedicating to helping native Daufuskie Islanders with property taxes and working to restore contact Ervin Simmons at (912) 660-0500 or visit daufuskieislandfoundation.com. Native Islander cemeteries. The Bluffton Breeze

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SPOTLIGHT

ARTISTIC REVIVAL at The Roasting Room

By Andrea Six Photography provided by The Roasting Room

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rt is many things: expressive, imaginative, creative, original and, often, visual; but at The Roasting Room, the art is a performance. Musicians, lyricists, singers, songwriters and composers deliver emotion that is almost palpable. From high-energy fervor to laid-back, smooth performances that go down like a great glass of wine, the art of The Roasting Room is found in its intimate setting, and the music-makers are its wondrous guitar-wielding creators. For the last 18 months, Josh Cooke and Jordan Ross have been booking an incredible array of artists—from local faves like Jevon Daly and Martin Lesch (and Jordan Ross, of course), to Grammy-winning songwriters, such as Nashville country rock singer-songwriter Bonnie Bishop (who’s written songs for Bonnie Raitt, as well as the TV hit show “Nashville”) and John Driskell Hopkins (songwriter and founding member of the Zac Brown Band). “We have seen between six and a dozen Grammy Award-winning singersongwriters—people who have written songs for Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Zac Brown Band,” Josh said. Josh and Jordan are not just booking bands at The Roasting Room, they’re recording them. Every live performance is recorded in multi-track form, which can then be sent to the artist for a future live album.

Settling into the 75-seat room is like visiting someone’s home and watching a private performance in their living room, but with better acoustics, thanks to Isaac Smith, local musician and sound engineer at The Roasting Room. Cozy 32 bluffton.com

and comfortable—and often unnerving—one is bound to make eye contact with the musicians, who connect with audiences in a way very different from most other coastal South Carolina venues, which include outdoor festivals, waterside restaurants and bustling bars. “Performing on [The Roasting Room] stage, you have the sense of absolute attention, which for most artists is the pinnacle of their career. You write music in your bedroom for nobody in particular, but then you can go out and play it for 75 people that are sitting there, hanging on the words you’re saying,” Jordan explained. “To perform in a place like that is really rare and very hard to find. “ “There’s no more than 20 rooms like that in the U.S.,” Josh added. “That’s probably exaggerating. It’s probably more like a dozen.” “Listening rooms” are venues dedicated specifically to music listening, usually with a superior sound system and often the ability to record. Success stories abound from the unassuming and iconic Bluebird Café, a 90-seat listening room in downtown Nashville. Acoustic music is the Bluebird’s signature style, and upcoming artists have been launched from their stage to become celebrities. Eddie’s Attic, another popular listening room birthed in the Atlanta area, highlights both aspiring and accomplished songwriters. Jordan and Josh have similar aspirations for The Roasting Room. “I pray for the day when we’re able to see Darius Rucker or John Mellencamp—the people that have a presence in this area, but have made it


Above: Angie Aparo and Ed Roland Left: Field Division to the big leagues—to play the room for something that people can afford,” Jordan said. These lofty aspirations may only be possible through community support; through people with a passion for music that translates into monetary backing. Some call these people fans, but in Bluffton, they’re called friends. Josh and Jordan are looking for a few special friends—individuals and businesses who have a passion for music as an art form, and share the desire to see it flourish in the Lowcountry. While tickets generate somewhat of an income for the artists, it takes a community effort (and businesses willing to sponsor The Roasting Room) to ensure that the venue continues to thrive. “It’s a testament to the town,” Jordan said. “The more you support The Roasting Room, the cooler it is going to be, the more awesome we can make it.” It’s the audience drawn to these acoustic performances that help steer Josh and Jordan to a place of success, and it’s the audience that drives change— like the switch from 10-seat tables to eight- and four-seaters, or the move from bar-ordering to more server-oriented service. “It’s more of a hobby for us than a business,” Josh revealed. “We’re doing it because we share a love for music. We both have jobs that are paying the bills, but we want to see this work whether it makes money or not, because we feel like it’s important to have somewhere that highlights music as an art in that form.”

Jordan Ross, local musician and co-owner of The Roasting Room.

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CAN’T MISS SUMMER SHOWS June 9-10 • Zach Deputy • $20 July 29 • The Steppin Stones • $20 August 11 • Kim Richey • $25 Visit roastingroomlounge.com for upcoming shows and tickets.

A PEEK INTO CORNER PERK Downstairs from The Roasting Room, Corner Perk grinds out fresh roasts to make lovely lattes, and features enticing eats and homemade desserts. If you haven’t peeked inside or stopped in for brunch lately, here are updates:

Returning to its Roots

In the spring, Corner Perk transitioned from table service to bar service, as at their original location off Buckwalter and May River Road. Orders are now taken at the bar.

Sweet Syrups

All the delectable drinks are now made with in-house, freshly crafted syrups.

Upstairs Seating

By the end of the year, Corner Perk hopes to utilize the extra seating upstairs.

Bustling Bar

Now boasting a new espresso machine and more seating at the bar, the Corner Perk also has plans to re-design the counter area, so customers can be more involved with the craft coffee-making going on behind the scenes. Corner Perk 1297 May River Rd. (843) 816-5674 The Bluffton Breeze

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AROUND TOWN

S Y A D R E M M U S T SWEE

The season of porch sittin’, sweet tea drinkin’ and boatin’ is here and there’s no better way to enjoy it than getting out and about. From luxury to laid-back Lowcountry life on the docks, the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry are full of fun for everyone in the family. Choose from these exciting endeavors and enjoy some new experiences this summer! American Prohibition Museum

Make your way to the American Prohibition Museum, Savannah’s newest attraction featuring flappers, gangsters, a speakeasy and more. Don’t miss the ribbon cutting on June 13 and the Grand Opening, July 19 and 20! Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for children. (912) 551-4050.

Kids Bowl Free at Station 300

$5 Movie Theater Tickets

From May to September, kids can bowl free at Station 300! All you have to do is go to kidsbowlfree.com and register. After paying a small one-time fee, kids get two free games of bowling every day all summer.

Did you know Tuesday is Discount Day at Cinemark? Throughout the day, tickets are only $5 on Tuesdays (plus tax), excluding XD and IMAX shows. When the days get too hot, head to Buckwalter to cool off with friends at the theater. Visit cinemark.com for showtimes.

Pasta Picnic with The Village Pasta Shoppe

Surf Lagoon Water Park

Sandwiches, barbeques, burgers and hot dogs might be what summers are known for, but this year switch it up and try something new. Pick up some fresh pasta from The Village Pasta Shoppe near the Bluffton Post Office and savor it in the shade at Oscar Frazier Park. (843) 540-2095.

When the playgrounds get steamy, it’s time to head for the waterslides and lazy rivers. Located off I-95, about a mile from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, Surf Lagoon Water Park in Pooler promises lots of laughs and splashes.

Sultry Summer Nights As the sun sets, the cicada and cricket choirs begin to sing and hot, humid days become serene summer nights. Take advantage of the cooler evening hours to discover why the South is beloved for its romance. Here are our favorite calm and casual evening activities for a delightful date night:

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Beauty on The Bluff

Tuesday Festivals & Fireworks

Promising Nights in The Promenade

Wine & Dine

The Church of the Cross is an iconic Bluffton landmark and there’s no better place than the public dock at the end of Calhoun Street to watch the sun set over the May River. Bring a chair, pack a picnic and toast the view!

An abundance of lively outdoor patios await at the eateries on Promenade Street. Afterward, take your date on a stroll through Old Town Bluffton to enjoy the live music found around every corner.

Hilton Head Island is a happening place in the summer, and Tuesday night fireworks over Broad Creek are sure to excite the whole family! Head to Shelter Cove Harbour for HarbourFest or Shelter Cove Community Park for Summer Jams for a night full of family-friendly fun. Dress to impress and enjoy fine dining at the May River Grill or The Pearl this summer with excellent coastal cuisine in an ambiance-filled environment. Everyone needs a nice night out. Make this yours!


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Educational Adventures School may be out for the summer, but learning never stops—especially with these fun-filled options! Spartina Dolphin Research Trips

Spend some time on Captain Amber’s boat, Spartina, learning about the local waterways and their many inhabitants. With several choices of twohour expeditions, there’s a lot to learn! Schedule a voyage of discovery at spartinacharters.com.

Coastal Discovery Museum’s Discovery Lab

Open on Mondays and Wednesdays, the Discovery Lab is a fun educational experience for kids of all ages. Get a closer look at live Lowcountry animals and learn about the history of the area through hands-on, interactive displays and games. (843) 689-6767.

Programs at the Port Royal Sound Foundation

From birding, kayak tours and eco-boat excursions to story time and Tuesday talks, The Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center offers a variety of educational and recreational activities for kids to enjoy. (843) 645-7774.

Learning & Laughter at Local Libraries

The opportunities to learn are abundant and diverse at Beaufort County Libraries, where you’ll find everything from family movies to summer reading and 3D designing (and printing) to LEGO robotics. Visit the Bluffton Branch this summer and discover something new! beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Coastal Heritage Society’s Museums

With all kinds of interactive activities and engaging tours that take families back in time, the Coastal Heritage Society knows how to make history fun. Get a see-three pass and gain admission to three of their five museums, which include the Savannah History Museum & Battlefield Memorial Park, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah Children’s Museum and Old Fort Jackson. Visit chsgeorgia.org for a calendar of events.   37 The Bluffton Breeze JUNE 2017


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y r a t s i n l o i i M t a r o l Exp Buckled between the Marine Corps Recruit Depot and Air Station in Beaufort and Hunter Army Airfield and Fort Stewart Army Base in Savannah, Bluffton is right in the middle of a lot of military action. Rally the troops and strap on your boots for these excursions! A Peek at Parris Island

March on over to the Parris Island Marine Recruit Depot to discover the rich legacy of the Marine Corps and expansive history of the Port Royal region. This 10,000-square foot facility features historical accounts, timelines and information about the origin and impact of the Marine Corps. For hours of operation visit parrisislandmuseum.com.

Cannon Firings at the Forts

From cannon firings to re-enactments, Savannah’s Old Fort Jackson and Fort Pulaski both offer incredibly immersive experiences. Stand tall, listen up and don’t miss out!

Fly with the Mighty Eighth

If the Air Force is your mission of choice, head out to Pooler, Georgia, where historic information awaits at the National Museum of

the Mighty Eighth. Learn about pilots, planes, and the impactful role of the Eighth Air Force.

Hit the Target at the Gun Range

What’s better than getting in on a little shooting action? Civilians are welcome at both Palmetto State Armory in Ridgeland, Palmetto Indoor Range in Hardeeville and BoJax Shooting School on Palmetto Bluff Road. Indoor and outdoor ranges.

Family Owned & Operated Free Pick-up & Delivery Drop off -Pick up Each Garment Inspected Dry Cleaning Shirt Laundry Alterations & Repairs Stain Removal Leather Cleaning Household Items

Savannah Military Tours

Georgia’s First City is saturated with tours, but not many guides have the knowledge the veterans and military-enthusiasts of Savannah Military Tours do. Hop in their air-conditioned van and discover Savannah’s proud military heritage while visiting sites that honor servicemen and women. (912) 433-0452.

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MUSIC

By Jevon Daly Marshside Mama’s photo courtesy of Michael Hrizuk On the Old Calibogue due west of the Sound, There’s an island where all kinds of peeps can be found. Under the influence most of the day, Cool ambiance, as the local bands play. The trip is addictive, a boat ride from home I look for the Lighthouse and smell the seafoam. Island music. What the heck does that mean? Music played on an island? Toes in the sand? Reggae music? Jimmy Buffett? Yacht Rock? I think all these things qualify. When people come to Hilton Head or go over to Daufuskie (hopefully this will help people spell the name of that island more betterer) what do they wanna hear? I’m here to tell you, I KNOW WHAT THEY WANT. Do we give it to them? Well...yes and no. Fact: People on vacation love steel drum music…they love reggae tunes. They wanna hear Bob Marley and they wanna hear Buffett. Who started this phenomenon, I do not know, but it’s pretty simple when you break it down. Everyone has a job. (Well, most people over 15.) We work and we get tired of doing the same thing over and over again. We wanna go on vacation and drink and relax, but for some of us relaxing is hard. Watching a singer or a group play songs usually takes your mind somewhere else, especially a song about relaxing on a beach. It’s like being told you’re gonna get hit over the head and then getting hit over the head, which makes it so much better when it happens. “I’M GONNA REALLY GIVE IT TO YOU! Then, WHAMM-O!” You get it, I hope. So, we know that Jimmy Buffett has created this beach bum guitar player persona, and he crushed, killed, slayed it. He sings about cooking shrimp. He sings about getting drunk. He sings about flip-flops and sailors. The reggae dudes don’t really do that. Reggae is more about the SOUND of the music being relaxing and hypnotic. The lyrics are usually about love or spiritual stuff. It’s just one of those things that fits the beach vibe. Of course, the dreadlocks don’t hurt. Nothing like a swingin’ dreadlock to hypnotize you into submission. Standout Island music tracks for me: • “Rastaman Chant” by Bob Marley • “Son of a Sailor” by Jimmy Buffett • Anything by Sublime (I didn’t mention these guys but they are really beachy sounding...surfy and beachy.) • “Drunk on Daufuskie” by Lowcountry Boil (duh) Spent all my money, can’t find my keys. I’m drunk on Daufuskie. D-R-U-N-K on Daufuskie. Eight square miles of heaven, that’s not a misquote. Ain’t no going home, cause I missed the last boat. Visit soundcloud.com/rasjvon/drunk-on-daufuski to Get Drunk on

Josh Quinn (right) reigned as theDaufuskie 2016 Pie Eating withChampion. Jevon Daly and Lowcountry Boil. Song written by Gary Pratt

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Ol’ Fuskie Fried Crab Rice Recipe courtesy of Sallie Ann Robinson INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups uncooked rice 2 1/4 cups warm water Pinch salt 2 strips bacon 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 stalk celery, chopped

1 medium green bell pepper, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 1 1/2 to 2 pounds crabmeat (lump or claw) 1 tablespoon garlic powder Salt and black pepper

DIRECTIONS Measure the dry rice; then rinse and drain it several times. Put the rice, water, and salt in a medium pot. Cover, bring to a boil, and simmer until the rice is done and the water is absorbed, about 20 minutes or more. Fry the bacon until crispy in a 12-inch skillet; when the bacon is done, remove it from the pan, set aside, and crumble when cool. Add the oil to the bacon fat in the skillet and heat. Add the celery, bell pepper, and onion. Stir-fry until the onions are clear; then add the crab and cook until the crab begins to brown, another 5 to 10 minutes. Add the crumbled bacon, cooked rice, and garlic powder, along with salt and pepper to taste, and stir constantly until evenly combined. Cover the mixture and simmer for at least 10 minutes. (If you’d like a meatier mixture, just use more crab and less rice.) The Bluffton Breeze

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FELLOWSHIP AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL Cambell Chapel A.M.E. 25 Boundary St. (843) 757-3652 Sunday School: 8:45 a.m. Worship: 10 a.m.

ASSEMBLY OF GOD New River Worship Center

(843) 815-3100 Sat.: 4 & 6 p.m. Sun.: 7:15 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 5 p.m., Spanish, 12:45 p.m.    Mon.-Fri.: 6:45 a.m. Chapel, 8:30 a.m. Church

ANGLICAN The Church of the Cross

Hwy 170 & Argent Blvd. (next to ESPY) (843) 379-1815 Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

110 Calhoun St. (843) 757-2661 Saturday: 5:28 p.m. Sunday: 8 & 10 a.m. 495 Buckwalter Pkwy. (843) 757-2661 Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m.

BAPTIST

The Church of the Holy Trinity

Bible Missionary Baptist Church

Goethe Road Community Center (843) 815-5523 Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., Bible Study: 6 p.m.

Cornerstone Church Bluffton Boundary at Church St. (843) 757-3472 Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. Worship: 10:30 a.m.

First Zion Baptist

Wharf & Robertson St. (843) 757-3128 Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m.

Indian Hill Baptist Church Hwy. 278 next to Eagle’s Point (843) 757-2603 Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.

Maye River Baptist Church 3507 Okatie Hwy. (843) 757-2518 Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.

St. John’s Baptist Church 103 Pritchard St. (843) 757-4350 Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.

St. Matthew’s Baptist Church SC Hwy. 170 (843) 757-3255 Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.

JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES Kingdom Hall

119 Bluffton Rd. (843) 815-4455 Sunday Public Talk: 9:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. Spanish Public Talk: 12:30 p.m.

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2718 Bees Creek Rd., Ridgeland (843) 726-3743 Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages: 9:45 a.m. Midweek Services: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of Okatie

(843) 705-3022 Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 10 a.m.

St. Andrew By-The-Sea UMC

Bluffton Campus 39 Persimmon St. Bldg. 200, #203 (843) 837-4712 Sunday Contemporary Worship:  10:30 a.m. 

PRESBYTERIAN Lowcountry Presbyterian Church

231 Hazzard Creek, Okatie, SC (843) 592-3965 Worship: Every Sunday 9 a.m.

US 278 and Simmonsville Rd. (843) 815-6570 Sunday School: Adult 9:40 a.m., Child 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.

GREEK ORTHODOX Holy Resurrection Church

Grace Coastal Church (PCA)

at St. Andrews Catholic Church 220 Pickney Colony Rd. (843) 837-4659 Orthros: 9:30 a.m., Liturgy 10 a.m.

JEWISH Temple Oseh Shalom at Lowcountry Presbyterian

278 Simmonsville Rd. (843) 705-2532 Shabbat Worship third Friday of month, 8 p.m.

LUTHERAN Lord of Life Lutheran Church 351 Buckwalter Pkwy. (843) 757-4774 Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 8, 9 & 11 a.m.

METHODIST Bluffton United Methodist Church 101 Calhoun St. (843) 757-3351 Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

Church of the Palms United Methodist 1425 Okatie Hwy. (843) 379-1888 Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church SC Hwy. 170 near Sun City

15 Williams Dr. (off 170) (843) 379-5521 Sunday School: 11 a.m. Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.

NON-DENOMINATIONAL Freedom Life Church 250 H.E. McCracken Circle (404) 667-3212 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m.

Live Oak Christian Church

Bluffton High School Auditorium (843) 757-5670 Kidstreet: 9:15 a.m. Worship: 10:15 a.m.

Lowcountry Community Church Bluffton: 801 Buckwalter Pwky. (843) 836-1101 Sunday Worship: 8:30, 10, 11:30 a.m.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry 110 Malphrus Rd. (843) 837-3330 Sunday Services: 10 a.m. Religious Education & Childcare provided

Unity Church of Hilton Head Island Seaquins Ballroom 1300 Fording Island Rd., Bluffton (Near Tanger I) (843) 682-8177 Sunday Services: 10 a.m.


Stewed Okra and Tomato with Shrimp Courtesy of Lakesha Daley, Red Stripes Caribbean Cuisine & Lounge

INGREDIENTS 4 slices bacon 1 onion, chopped 3 garlic pegs 3 cups sliced okra 4 large tomatoes salt and black pepper to taste 1 lb. shrimp

DIRECTIONS In a heavy-bottomed sauté pan over medium-high heat, add the bacon. Cook bacon until crisp. Remove from pan and reserve. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until tender, about 3 minutes. Add the okra and tomatoes, making sure to add the reserved juice from the tomatoes to the sauté pan. Season with salt and pepper and simmer for 10 minutes, add the shrimp and simmer for about 5 minutes more, or until done. Enjoy one of my favorite Gullah foods! Lakesha Daley grew up on Daufuskie Island and currently owns Red Stripes Caribbean Cuisine & Lounge with her husband, Ezron. Ferry tickets for the 41st Annual Daufuskie Day on June 24 may be purchased at their restaurant located at 8 Pin Oak Street in Bluffton. (843) 757-8111 or redstripessc.com. The Bluffton Breeze

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RESTAURANT GUIDE

Cahill’s Chicken Kitchen** 1055 May River Rd. (843) 757-2921 May River Grill** 1263 May River Rd. (843) 757-5755 Toomers’ Bluffton Seafood House** 27 Dr. Mellichamp Dr. (843) 757-0380 Twisted European Bakery** 1253 May River Rd., Unit A (843) 757-0033 The Village Pasta Shoppe** 10 B, Johnston Way (843) 540-2095 Agave Side Bar 13 State Of Mind St.  (843) 757-9190 Alvin Ord’s of Bluffton 1230 A, May River Rd. (843) 757-1300 Amigos Cafe y Cantina 133 Towne Drive (843) 815-8226 Backwater Bill’s 202 Hampton Lake Crossing (843) 8836-7475 Black Balsam & Blue

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1534 Fording Island Rd. (843) 837-2583 Bluffton BBQ 11 State Of Mind St. (843) 757-7427 The Bluffton Room 15 Promenade St. (843) 757-3525 The Brick Chicken 1011 Fording Island Rd.   (843) 836-5040 British Open Pub – Bluffton 1 Sherington Dr. #G  (843) 815-6736 Buffalo’s at Palmetto Bluff 1 Village Park Square (843) 706-6630 Butcher’s Market and Deli 102 Buckwalter Pkwy., Ste. 3G (843) 815-6328 Calhoun’s 9 Promenade St. (843) 757-4334  Captain Woody’s 17 State Of Mind St. (843) 757-6222  Choo Choo BBQ Express 129 Burnt Church Rd.

(843) 815-7675 Chow Daddy’s – Belfair 15 Towne Center Dr. (843) 757-2469 Cinco Mexican Grill & Bar 102 Buckwalter Pkwy., 3D (843) 815-2233 Claude & Uli’s Bistro 1533 Fording Island Rd. #302 (843) 837-3336 Corks Wine Co. 14 Promenade St. #306 (843) 816-5168 Corner Perk 1297 May River Rd. (843) 816-5674 The Cottage 38 Calhoun St. (843) 757-0508 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 157 Okatie Center Blvd. N. (843) 706-9545 Dolce Vita 163 Bluffton Rd., Ste. F (843) 815-6900 Downtown Deli 27 Dr. Mellichamp Dr. (843) 815-5005


Farm 1301 May River Rd. (843) 707-2041 Fat Patties 207 Bluffton Rd. (843) 815-6300 Fiesta Fresh Mexican Grill 876 Fording Island Rd., Ste. 1 (843) 706-7280 Giuseppi’s Pizza & Pasta 25 Bluffton Rd., Ste. 601 (843) 815-9200 Grind Coffee Roasters 7 Simmonsville Rd. #600 (843) 422-7945 Hinchey’s Chicago Bar & Grill 104 Buckwalter Pl., Ste. 1A (843) 836-5959  HogsHead Kitchen • Wine Bar 1555 Fording Island Rd., Ste. D (843) 837-4647

(843) 706-2537 Old Town Dispensary 15 Captains Cove (843) 837-1893 The Original 46 Gastropub 68 Bluffton Rd. (843) 757-4646 The Pearl Kitchen and Bar 55 Calhoun St. (843) 757-5511 Pour Richard’s 4376 Bluffton Pkwy. (843) 757-1999 (843) 837-1893 Red Fish Bluffton 32 Bruin Rd. (843) 837-8888 Red Stripes Caribbean Cuisine 8 Pin Oak St. (843) 757-8111

Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q 872 Fording Island Rd. (843) 706-9741

Salty Dog Bluffton 1414 Fording Island Rd. Tanger Outlet ll (843) 837-3344

The Juice Hive 14 Johnston Way (843) 757-2899

Saigon Cafe 1304 Fording Island Rd. (843) 837-1800

Katie O’Donald’s 1008 Fording Island Rd. #B (843) 815-5555

Sigler’s Rotisserie & Seafood 12 Sheridan Park Circle (843) 815-5030

Kobe Japanese Restaurant 30 Plantation Park Dr., Ste. 208 (843) 757-6688

Sippin Cow 36 Promenade St. (843) 757-5051

Local Pie Bluffton 15 State Of Mind St. (843) 837-7437

Southern Barrel Brewing Co. 375 Buckwalter Place Blvd. (843) 837-2337 

Longhorn Steakhouse 1262 Fording Island Rd., Tanger I (843) 705-7001

Squat ‘N’ Gobble 1231 May River Rd. (843) 757-4242

Mellow Mushroom 878 Fording Island Rd. (843) 706-0800

Stooges Cafe 25 Sherington Dr., Ste. F (843) 706-6178 

Mi Tierra 27 Mellichamp Dr., Unit 101 (843) 757-7200

Truffle’s Cafe 91 Towne Dr. (843) 815-5551

Mi Tierrita Okatie 214 Okatie Village Dr., Ste. 101 (843) 705-0925

Walnuts Café 70 Pennington Dr., Ste. 20 (843) 815-2877

Mulberry Street Trattoria 1476 Fording Island Rd. (843) 837-2426

Wild Wings Cafe 1188 Fording Island Rd. (843) 837-9453

Okatie Ale House 25 William Pope Ct.

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