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APRIL 2010 FISHING PIERS Parking & handicap access available Broad River State Highway 170 at bridge 720 feet long No Access fees Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park Downtown Beaufort Marina 1,200 foot seawall No access fees Paradise Hunting Island State Park 1,020 feet long Access Fee

AREA MARINAS Shopping and dining in walking distance Downtown Beaufort Historic Downtown Beaufort Port Royal Landing 1 Landing Drive, Port Royal Dataw Island 100 Marina Drive, Dataw Island Lady’s Island 73 Sea Island Parkway Lady’s Island

There are two types of fisherman - those who fish for sport and those who fish for fish. ~ Author Unknown

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by Captain Tom Thomas

The fishing really starts heating up in mid April and the large Mahi Mahi bite peaks in mid to late May. You need to arrive before sunrise for a great day of fishing on the Gulf Stream. You can fish for Tuna and Wahoo at first light and then switch to the Mahi Mahi at around 0915 to 1130. Then, it’s off to catch big Cobia, King Mackerel and Amber Jack. Throw in an occasional Sail or Marlin to top off the day. A typical day produces 4 or 5 different species of large fish. Wahoo, Mahi and Cobia taste great, too! It’s fun just watching the Bottlenosed Porpoises and Spotted Dolphin play in your wake and bow wave. The Sea Turtles, schooling bait fish along with tons of flying fish make for a beautiful day on the water! I love fishing the Gulf Stream in the springtime. Your day starts off at 0330 to 0430 with an “O’dark thirty” launch. You need a fast boat with radar, sonar, water temperature gauge and enough gas to do 240 miles round trip. Your radar helps you navigate out the rivers and bays to the open ocean and it also can locate birds over schooling fish or find boats on a weed line. The temp gauge will help find the temp breaks and keep you in the right water temperatures for your targeted species. I use my Sirius XM Satellite Radio Captain’s package to locate the temperature breaks before I even leave the slip. The sonar will mark fish and tell you what depth to set your down rigger. The “Mother Lode” of Mahi and bill fishing in the stream is to find a huge weed line with a rip and a temp break. An active weed line is great around 0915 to 1130 for the Mahi. Bill fish will be in the area, too! Any debris will attract bait and fish. While, a rip or temp break is all you need at first light. You can also troll over structure and ledges holding fish. The structure is located on the local fishing charts. Each species have their preferred speed of swimming and feeding. Flying fish can get up a go and so can the fish. I troll at 6-7 mph for Mahi, 8-9 mph for Tuna and 12+ mph for Wahoo. I prefer 7-9 mph for bill fish. We use different spreads and baits for each species. I will start at dawn with a Tuna Wahoo spread at 9-12 mph and progress to a Wahoo Mahi spread at 7 mph around 0915. I may have a Mahi only spread if we have located several schools by 1015.

The Mahi bite seems to drop off around 1130 and dreams of hooking a big Cobia come to mind! Pack up your trolling gear and get your heavy spinning rods out for some awesome action! Cobia will bite just about anything if they are hungry. If they aren’t hungry they won’t touch a live greenie or eel right in front of their nose. That’s why they call it fishing! I prefer a heavy jig with an eel or live bait. Try to keep the Amber Jack from getting your bait. Wow, this is a lot of fun and you will see tons of fish. Pull away from the structure when you hook-up!. Playing with your fish will just feed the sharks. Many times I see a shark below our fish as I hurry the fisherman to get the fish to the Mate’s gaff. If I have live bait and see schooling Mahi or Kings we will slow troll for an hour or so to finish off the fishing for the day. If you see Little Tunny or Spanish Mackerel jumping then catch a few of them and put them right back out. There might be a huge King or Wahoo lurking under the schooling fish. Barracuda will be in the area, too. Artificial lures work well and I often will have a diving plug in my spread. Skirted and naked Bally Hoo will catch just about anything out there. Yes, even a lurking Cobia can hit your Bally Hoo at slower speeds. As for colors, it all depends on the time of day, the amount of sun light and the water color. Try several different colors to see what color your targeted species prefers. Then, you can double up on that color. As the sun angle changes so will the best color. This kind of fishing action will cause an adrenelin rush like a catepolt shot off of the aircraft carrier! Come listen to a screaming drag and see if your blood doesn’t boil. It is fast and furious action during the spring. Many of my clients catch the biggest fish of their life and many more catch several new species as well. It’s fun and the whole party gets into the action. For more information go to or visit the advertisements in this magazine. You are welcome on TopGun 5 – the fishing fine! Brought to you by

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Spring In Your Step

April is the month we kick off festival season, celebrating what many of us enjoy doing most in this town, eating! It’s no surprise that we celebrate the different tastes of our town; we do have some fantastic chefs behind the saucepan. This small coastal town is definitely one that takes pride in its staples, seafood staples that is. We are nearing Port Royal’s Soft Shell Crabfest and directly after, A Taste of Beaufort. Then the town again will be celebrating shrimp and water. Oh what a joyous time it is indeed! Tourists are densely populating the downtown streets. They’re piling into the vacation rentals on the resort islands and taking in the sights and smells of the lowcountry, celebrating along with the town.

Personally, I find a little bit more of a spring in my step once this season gets underway. I don’t require the usual morning cup of joe to get me going like during the preceding months, but that doesn’t mean I stop going by Old Towne Coffeehaus just because it’s a bit warmer out. Coffee is just as delish on ice! The staff of Sea Island Scene has made it our priority to provide you information on some of the best dining, shopping and event venues you can experience in the local area. We are proud to announce that Athenian Gardens is celebrating six years of success this month! If you haven’t tried their Grape Leaves (spiced rice wrapped in vine leaves) or their shish-ke-bob platter, you are surely missing out! Have you been to the Town of Port Royal lately? If not, then April 24th is the day to be there. The 7th Annual Soft Shell Crabfest is a celebration of not only that blue-ish shelled ocean dweller, but a celebration of community and the kick-off of a seasonal series of festivals! If you are looking for a taste of the Gullah culture while visiting the sea-islands, make sure you add the Penn Center’s 1862 Circle Gala to your calendar for May 1st. This year, actress Phylicia Rashad, best known for her performance as Clair Huxtable in The Cosby Show, will be honored. In addition to Phylicia, our very own Mary Inabinett-Mack, proprietor of The Red Piano Too art gallery on St. Helena Island will be inducted, as will Beaufort’s own author Pat Conroy. This is a fine event for residents and visitors alike to get a taste of our rich history and fine Gullah culture, as well as meet some of the sea-islands most notable artists and leaders. If you are here on the 1st of May, the day is jam-packed with events, so you might as well clear the calendar for both daylight and evening hours. The 11th annual Taste of Beaufort will be hosted by Mainstreet Beaufort, USA on Bay Street. This is the spot to be, especially if you are only here for a quick tourist visit. None-the-less, any day during spring is a great day to be in our town! There is plenty to do and lots of great picturesque sights to see. Whether it’s a day of boutique shopping you are after, or a night on the town, Beaufort and the local sea islands will welcome you with a bright smile and may just put a little spring in your step!

Sea Island Scene Editor

Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” ~Robin Williams

Stay up to date on Beaufort events and services. Find us on Facebook under the name Beaufort Scene

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Water Festival Issue 2010 Taste of Beaufort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Penn Center Circle Gala / Sanctuary Golf Club . . . . .3 Tides: Beaufort River and Fripp Island Inlet . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Features: Offshore Fishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Editor’s Letter: Spring In Your Step . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Crossword Puzzle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Downtown Beaufort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-11 Island Hopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 St. Helena Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Tours and Sights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-15 Sea Island Maps: Beaufort, Port Royal & The Surrounding Islands . . . . . . . . . . .16-17 Town of Port Royal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Preserve at Port Royal Apartments

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Gift Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Military Sights and Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Beaufort Bites: Dining & Specialty Markets . . . . . . .22-24 Historically Speaking: One Town, Two Tricentennials . . . . . .25 Feature: Athenian Gardens Anniversary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Recipe Feature: April Avocado Month . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Feature: Mineral Water / Dreams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Shopping & Services Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Dining & Market Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Sea Island Activities and Events . . . . . . . . . .30-31 Port Royal Soft Shell Crab Festival . . . . . . . . . . .32

Tony Santagati Publisher Jenelle Cain Editor/Advertising Consultant

- Proverb

Photos by: John Pilgreen

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No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.

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Volume XXViII Number 7 Sea Island Scene Magazine published by Sands Publishing Company, 34 Sams Point Rd, Beaufort, SC 29907, a division of Sands, Inc. Copyright © 2010 Sands Publishing Company. Reproduction of any artwork or copy prepared by Sands Publishing Company is strictly prohibited without written consent of the publisher, Anthony S. (“Tony”) Santagati, Jr. Sea Island Scene Magazine is published and distributed “Free” every four weeks. Neither the advertisers nor the publisher will be responsible for misinformation, misprints, typographical errors, etc., herein contained.



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DOWN 1. Computer type 2. “American ___” 3. Sailor 4. Religious messages 5. Arab League member 6. Harmony 7. May event, for short 8. Ring bearer, maybe 9. Equilateral parallelograms 10. That promised to 11. Channel 12. “Ars amatoria” poet 13. ___ Bell 19. South American pampas cowboy 21. “Chicago” lyricist 25. Corkwood 26. At attention 27. Barley bristle


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28. Catches on 29. “Master” 31. Road open at one end only 32. Cliffside dwelling 33. No-see-ums 36. “Scream” star Campbell

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48. Places to attend to the sick

40. “Crikey!”

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50. ___ juice (milk)

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51. “___ Ng” (They Might Be Giants song)

45. More twisted

52. Followers of Mao

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55. Puzzling problem

52. ___ Verde National Park

60. Helicopters

53. Biology lab supply

62. Hip bones

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63. Hindu woman’s garment

55. Attends

20. Mildness 22. Got by 23. Employment 24. Fan 25. Squishy chairs 30. First-aid item 34. Parentheses, e.g. 35. Withdraw gradually

64. Cold 65. Mysterious: Var.

66. Length x width, for a rectangle 37. She had “the face that launched a thousand ships” 67. Affirmatives 38. 100 qintars

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56. “How ___!” 57. Doctrines 58. Cork’s country 59. Beams 61. Not just “a”

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Downtown Beaufort streets allow you to choose your favorite mode of transportaion. Take a walk, horsedrawn carriage, or sightseeing drive to view the unique history, culture and ecology of this famous town known best for it’s role in the movie Forrest Gump.

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in the Old Bay Marketplace 10% discount with this ad. Guy Harvey Tee Shirts have arrived. OPEN M-Sat 10-5:30 Sun 12-4:30 LocatedHistoric Downtown Beaufort

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The sport of shopping is the amusement of spending money on richer novelties or perhaps bargains. It is to a woman what golf is to men; somewhat productive and very mind-absorbing. If you are a woman of fashion, downtown Beaufort is the best place for shopping for fashionable items such as designer wardrobes, jewelry and elegant shoes. Take a leisurely walk along Bay Street and it’s side streets where boutiques filled with art and unique nick knacks may inspire you to purchase a gift for someone you might not have otherwise thought of. The convenience of having such novelties in stores at a waterfront location creates a dreamlike atmosphere,

ideal for the sports-like shopper. If one-of-a-kind or upscale items suits your fancy, most of the downtown area’s stores are littered with razzle and dazzle. If you find something you like, best not pass up the opportunity to score. That prize may no longer be available if you hold out for long. I like my money right where I can see it - hanging in my closet. ~From the show Sex and the City

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The sea islands of Beaufort County offer many sights, shopping and dining opportunities not to be missed by the tourist. In Beaufort alone, you will find some fantastic consignment and antique shops that lend a taste of Beaufort’s lifestyle and history. Lady’s Island connects Beaufort to the sea islands. Additional

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Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping. ~Bo Derek

antique shopping can be found, along with waterfront dining. Driving along Sea Island Parkway into St. Helena Island you will find some local artisan boutiquestyle stores and galleries showcasing talent of the Gullah culture. On St. Helena Island you will have the opportunity to experience some of the local tastes, giving you a memorable afternoon or evening while island hopping in South Carolina!

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St. Helena Island

“Frogmore” S.C.

Sandwiched between the lavish golf courses and gated condo communities of Hilton Head Island and the trendy riverfront village of Beaufort, you will find St. Helena Island. The unique shopping village of St. Helena Island is just a short drive from the local sea islands of the Lowcountry.

One of the South’s most important collections of FOLK & FINE ART in the most unique gallery in the Lowcountry 870 Sea Island Pkwy. St. Helena Island (843)838-2241 w w w . R e d P i a n o To o . c o m



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Hunting Island Lighthouse and State Park A breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding islands can be viewed from Hunting Island’s 132’ tall lighthouse. The state park beach is four miles long and home to over 125 species of birds. Open year round, 5,000 acres offer 200 campsites in an oceanfront maritime forest with showers, biking and nature trails. For camping info and lighthouse hours call (843)838-2011

Lowcountry Wildlife

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. ~St. Augustine

Beaufort and the surrounding local communities are home to numerous species of birds and other wildlife, some which are endangered and protected by law. Egrets can be found in numbers perched in trees along the water. Deer roam free on most islands; raccoons scavenge for food nightly and gators guard golf course ponds.



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Penn Center/ York W. Bailey Museum Founded in 1862 by northern missionaries as the first school built in the south for education of blacks, the history and culture of the Gullah People, and the West African connection. Located on St. Helena Island, the exhibits include Sea Island’s native black history & culture. For admission and hours call (843) 838-2432

Shrimp Boats With all the shrimp in this area it’s no wonder that shrimp boats can be seen at many docks along the island chain, in Beaufort and Port Royal. ‘Shrimping’ is an activity that is not only done for business, but enjoyed as a leisure activity as well. When the tide is right and the season is in, shrimp can be caught or bought by the bundles.

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Highways & Points of Interest

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- A View From Every Table -


ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS Freshest Local Seafood Available Nightly Specials

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HEADQUARTERS Fine chocolates and other confections made on the premises. Monday-Saturday 10am - 6pm Sunday 1pm - 5pm Shipping Available

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Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS)

Milit Sigh ary ts

During the Revolutionary War, the British landed at what is now the Laurel Bay military housing base, located right off MCAS, and battled American troops at Gray’s Hill. MCAS provides tours to visitors on request. Locally, MCAS pilots perform air shows at various local festivals and events.You may also be able fly-bys during their routine exercises. MCAS is located just north of the city on U.S. Highway 21.

Beaufort Arsenal & Museum Located at the corner of Craven and Carteret Street, the Arsenal was completed in 1798 and has housed the museum since 1939. Run by the Historic Beaufort Foundation, the museum displays Indian artifacts, art, textiles, and Civil War weapons. Call for museum hours and admission prices. (843)379-3331

Sheldon Church Ruins Built in 1746, this church was burned during the Revolutionary War, rebuilt, and again burned during the Civil War.The ruins are located on Sheldon Rd. State Hwy 21, fifteen miles from Beaufort.

Parris Island Recruit Depot Museum An all-encompassing view of the history of Parris Island. Exhibits range from the attempted colonization by the Spanish in 1521 to photographic depictions of the recruit training process. Free admission, open to the public daily 10-4pm. For tours call (843)228-2951

Beaufort National Cemetery Beaufort National Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The cemetery was established by Abraham Lincoln and contains the graves of 7,500 Civil War soldiers including 4,019 unknown Union soldiers and 117 Confederate soldiers. 1601 Boundary Street, Beaufort. Open daily from 8:00am to sunset for visitors.

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860 Parris Island Gateway Beaufort, SC

(843) 521-1775

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“Where Beaufort meets for Breakfast” • Complete Breakfast and Lunch served daily • Lunch Specials • Patio Dining • Daily 7:30 - 2:30pm • 1/2 Block off Bay Street in The Historic District • Wi-Fi internet access available

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As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it. ~Buddy Hackett

Teppanyaki... a grill Japanese food is cooked on.

Come in for the Show - Our Chef will prepare your entire meal in front of you! All Dinner Entreés & Combos come with salad with Japanese ginger dressing, stir fried vegetables & choice of steamed or fried rice.

Sushi Teppanyaki Restaurant

Fuji Open Seven Days Lunch M-Sat 11-2 Sun 11:30-2:30 Dinner M-Sat 5-9:30

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One Town -

Two Tricentennials By Gerhard Spieler

In 2012, two Tricentennials will be held, one for the City of Beaufort itself and the other for St.Helena’s Episcopal Church of Beaufort. Both city and church were established by separate acts at almost the same time and both were so interrelated in the colonial period that it is difficult to tell the story of one without telling the story of the other as well. On Jan. 17th, 1711, the English Lords Proprietors signed the charter to build “upon the River called Port Royal (now Beaufort River ) in Granville County... a Town called be a seaport.” On June 12th, 1712, an Act of the General Assembly in Charles Town established St. Helena’s Parish, for “persons settled to the southward of Colleton County, on Port Royal Island, St. Helena Island, and several adjacent the name of Granville County.” ( now Beaufort County ) The same Act stated that “several of the said Inhabitants being desirous to have divine Worship established among them, according to the Church of England, are willing to contribute

toward the building a Rector’s or Minister’s House...provided that the said Granville County may be erected into a Parish...and shall be called St. Helena’s Parish.” A group was formed in 2008 by St. Helena’s Episcopal Church to develop preliminary plans for St. Helena’s 2012 Tricentennial year observances. About the same time, a similar group was organized by the city of Beaufort for the same purpose. Dr. Lawrence S. Rowland, in his Introduction of the 1990 “History of the Parish Church of St. Helena,” wrote that “According to the Church Act of 1706, the Anglican Parishes of the South Carolina lowcountry served not only as religious centers, but as centers of local government as well.” That connection held until 1778, when the new South Carolina state government enacted the Act of Disestablishment, by which the Anglican Church was separated from the State. The Parish names lasted until 1865 when the Parish names were changed to Counties.

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When the locals are in the mood for a fresh greek salad or the best eggplant parmasean, they look no further than Athenian Gardens. When the Balabanis family was looking for an ideal location to start their authentic greek eatery, they happened to come across a central location, next to downtown Beaufort, uptown Beaufort and the Town of Port Royal. This April, celebrating six years of delicious, fresh food in a prime location, Athenian Gardens is a must for visitors to stop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Serving everything from gyros and hamburgers to authentic baklava and kataeefee desserts, Athenian Gardens will give you a mini visit to Greece with every visit. The walls are laden with art depicting Greece culture and Stephen Balabanis greets each visitor with his bright eyes and fantastic welcoming smile. When you visit his restaurant, you are family! Come celebrate a tradition with the residents of Beaufort! Stop by Athenian Gardens for a quick lunch or relaxing dinner. Take a moment to congratulate the Balabanis family for their six years of outstanding service and don’t forget to thank them for their dedication to providing the best in restaurant experiences. Athenian Gardens is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 8pm.

Avocado Shrimp Salad Dressing: 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/3 cup olive oil 2 tbsp parsley flakes 1 tsp garlic powder 2 tbsp dijon mustard 1 tbsp mayo

Salad: Cooked fresh corn cut off 2 cobs 1 avocado, chopped 1/2 pound cooked tail-off medium shrimp 1 head red leaf lettuce, chopped 1 tomato, chopped

DIRECTIONS: Combine dressing ingregients in a jar and shake until combined well. Combine salad ingredients and serve with dressing.

Avocado Crab Salad 2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger Grated zest of 1/2 lemon 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1-1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar or rice-wine vinegar 2 scallions including green tops, chopped 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup cooking oil

3/4 pound watercress, tough stems removed (about 2 quarts) 1/2 head romaine lettuce (about 3/4 pound), cut crosswise into 1-inch strips (about 2 quarts) 2 ripe avocados, preferably Haas, diced 1/2 pound lump crab meat, picked free of shell

DIRECTIONS: In a blender, combine the ginger, lemon zest, lemon juice, vinegar, scallions, soy sauce, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Pulse to chop. Add the oil and puree until smooth. In a large glass or stainless-steel bowl, combine the watercress, romaine, avocados, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Toss the salad with all but 3 tablespoons of the vinaigrette and mound the salad on plates. Toss crabmeat with remaining vinaigrette. Spoon dressed crabmeat over salads.

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The Great Water Debate There is no argument that water is the most important liquid in the world. Without water, there would be no life, at least not the way we know it. This source of life makes up about three quarters of the human body. Mineral Waters contain, as suggest the name, various minerals and trace elements. They are usually measured as the residues (what remains) when a liter of water is evaporated at 180 degrees C. These minerals have various effects on the health of a person. Where does water come from? Some 70% of the earth is covered with water. But nearly all is unavailable for human consumption without being processed first. The oceans make up for 97% and the polar ice shields hold another 2%. Only about 1% is soft water from lakes, rives and underground sources, but even from that tiny amount an increasing part is unsafe for human consumption. There are various brands of mineral water all over the world. The United States alone has 184 brands of marketed mineral bottled water. Water is truly the essence of life. It makes up about 60% of an adult’s body, while a child's body consists of up to 75% of water. A loss of 3% of total body water will cause fatigue and 10% is seriously life threatening. Depending on climate, diet, and body, the human being should drink about 1.5 to 3 litres of water.

Note that the USA is not allowed to advertise mineral water as beneficial for your health. Tap Water Depending on where you live, the tap water may be drinkable, in some instances it is in fact very good. At many places, tap water has a composition similar to a still mineral water (e.g. Basel, Munich, or Zurich). In Germany, for example, the regulation for tap water is more strict than the one for mineral water. On the other hand, there are many countries where tap water is inherently unsafe to drink.


A Physiological and Psychological Look at Dreaming


Dreaming is defined as the subjective experience of imaginary images, sounds/ Is Mineral Water Healthy? voices, thoughts or sensations during sleep. There is much debate about the health effects of mineral Dreams represent a world of imagery in which our darkest fears, deepest secrets, and most waters. Apart from the obvious function of providing liquid passionate fantasies break out from the unconscious to the body, there are no scientific studies that would show mind and only at this time become present to our a significant effect of mineral waters on the health. own consciousness. There are several key questions While of course mineral waters contain minerals that need to be addressed; for instance, “Why do we that are in principle beneficial for the dream? What do dreams mean? And, where do dreams body, the ability of the body to absorb come from?” The answers to these questions are not them from the water is not exactly that simple; however, recent studies and research has come good. But even if only part of these a long way into divulging the human psyche and what essential minerals can be absorbed, dreams really are.



you will benefit from them. Furthermore, since natural water is free of any Dreaming usually occurs in the R.E.M. stage (rapid-eye calories, sugar or artificial ingredients, movement) of sleep, in which brain activity is high and signaled by rapid horizontal movements of the eyes. Sometimes dreams it certainly is better than a occur during the other stages of sleep; however, these are much less sweetened, flavoured soft drink. memorable and less clear. They can sometimes last for a few seconds, And then, there are usually no or as long as twenty minutes. Dreams are a symbol and link to the inner adverse effects from core of the human subconscious. They can vary from normal and mundane, drinking mineral water, to surreal and bizarre. Dreams can often times drive creative thought, so you may drink it or provoke a sense of inspiration. Scientists believe everybody dreams, but just for the fresh sometimes we forget. We tend to forget when we naturally pass out of sleep taste of it.



through the traditional cycle. If a person is awaken directly from REM sleep (i.e. by an alarm clock), they are much more likely remember the dream from that cycle. Although it's most likely that not all dreams will be remembered because they occur in REM cycles, which are interrupted by periods of “delta sleep” which in turn have a tendency to cause the memory of previous dreams to fade.

Symbols are the language of dreams. And acquiring the ability to interpret your dreams is a powerful tool. In analyzing your dreams, you can learn about your deep secrets and hidden feelings. Remember that no one is a better expert at interpreting your dreams than yourself.



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AREA REAL ESTATE/RENTALS PRESERVE AT PORT ROYAL – The Preserve at Port Royal Luxury Apartment Community offers a naturally inspired living experience surrounded by mature hardwoods and beautifully decorated landscaping. Conveniently located in the heart of Beaufort we are minutes from Parris Island, MCAS and the Naval Hospital. With 9 different 1 & 2 bedroom floor plans and to many amenities to list, there is something for everyone. Come discover why there is nothing else like it. (843)525-9999

ARTS/ANTIQUES/COLLECTIBLES BELLAVISTA – Moved to St. Helena Island on Sea Island Pkwy. Casual antiques, fun furniture, gifts and accessories from Australia, Holland, Germany, and well as Beaufort. (843)838-3355 COLLECTORS ANTIQUE MALL – 5,700 square feet. A must see shop! Furniture, collectibles and interior design. One mile from downtown Beaufort. Don’t miss it! Mon-Sat 105pm. 102c Sea Island Parkway. (843)524-2769 PALMETTO ANTIQUE GALLERY – Located At 491 D Parris Island Gateway (HWY 280). Open 10am to 5pm Mon-Sat, Sun by appt. Over 6500 sqft of fine American and European antiques. Major credit cards accepted, we ship Fed Ex Ground. (843)770-0570. RED PIANO TOO – Gallery of local artisans located on St. Helena Island. 870 Sea Island Parkway. (843)838-2241. zor visit

CLOTHING & SHOES & ACCESSORIES DIVINE SHOES – Ask anyone where to find designer brands, exceptional personal service, and loads of “local tips,” and they'll tell you about this special shop located in historic downtown Beaufort. Shoes, handbags, accessories, and trendsetting fashions for sophisticated women who appreciate both quality and style. Mon - Sat, (843)524.4300, or visit LIPSITZ SHOE STORE – On historic Bay Street, has served Beaufortonians for over 106 years with the areas largest collection of shoes including Florsheim, Stride-Rite, Mephisto and MBT. Stop by for your family shoes and clothing needs. (843)524-2330

EVERYTHING OUTDOORS BEAUFORT RIVER TOURS – Dolphins where they live and play; ecology of the salt marsh; homes of the planters; departing daily from the Downtown Marina of Beaufort (843)524-4422. ERIC HORAN PHOTO TOURS – Eric is a commercial photographer based in Beaufort, His love is natural history but he shoots a wide variety work for the resort market, including portraits. His wildlife photo tours are an exciting and popular way to spend some time while you’re visiting Beaufort county. See brochure around town or @ or call (843)524-3037 for more info and scheduling. HUNTING ISLAND STATE PARK & LIGHTHOUSE – Hunting Island State Park is one of the most popular state parks and beach areas in South Carolina. The pristine sandy beach, natural setting and warm Atlantic Ocean make a perfect getaway. Hunting Island features a campground,

which has spaces for RV's and tent campers, as well as a primitive camp site for established groups. The camping area has very easy access to the beach. Lighthouse fees and hours: The park collects a $2.00 fee to climb the 167 steps in the lighthouse, but the view is definitely worth it. 10am 4:45 pm daily March - October. SANCTUARY GOLF CLUB AT CAT ISLAND – Originally designed by George W. Cobb, was refined by Jeff Brauer in 2008. The course offers stunning landscapes with large rolling greens, beautiful vistas and tree-lined fairways. (843)524-0300. SEA ISLAND CARRIAGE COMPANY – Take a carriage ride on the historic side with horse-drawn carriage tours along the streets of downtown Beaufort. Your tour will last approximately fifty minutes. Reservations can be made by calling (843)525-1821. TOPGUN CHARTERS – provides offshore fishing adventures from the Beaufort - Hilton Head Island areas. Come take a sunset cruise in “Beautiful Beaufort by the Sea”. Leaving from the Beaufort Downtown Marina at 6pm and returning at 8:30pm. You will see the Downtown Waterfront, Old Point, Port Royal and Parris Island from the Beaufort River. Often, you will see Dolphin on this trip, and the sunsets are incredible. Just sit back and enjoy the ride sipping Champange, Wine or a cold bottle of water. This is perfect for Anniversaries, Engagements, Wedding parties, Dates, family reuions and vacation trips. Or, make it a group of 4-6 outing with your best friends or employees. (843)812-2934

GIFTS/HOME & GARDEN BITTY’S FLOWER SHOP – Your complete floral service including professional wedding consultant, interior design, gifts, great ideas and balloon bouquets. We are located at 1202 Boundary Street, Beaufort or call us to place an order over the phone. (843)524-4547 CHOCOLATE TREE – Counters of luscious chocolate treats, chewy caramel, rich truffles, nut clusters, crisp buttercrunch... That’s just the beginning. Pralines, brittles of peanuts, pecans and benne. Fudge and English toffee will do their best to tempt you. Watch candy being made. Open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 1-5pm. Shipping and local delivery available. (843)524-7980 or (800)524-7980 THE CRAFTSELLER – 818 Bay Street. For twenty years, The Craftseller has been offering the finest hand-crafted pottery, jewelry, art glass, wood, and kaleidoscopes by American Craftsmen. Discover unique copper sculpture, and delightful weavings. Gift wrapping is free and we ship daily. Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-4. (843)525-6104. DOWNTOWN MARINA & GIFT SHOP – On the waterfront in Historic Downtown Beaufort. Ship’s store: Sperry Top-Siders, Swiss Army, Hook & Tackle Apparel, Costa Del Mar, Tideclocks, Palmetto/Beaufort clothing, souvenirs & much more! We also offer gas, diesel, marine supplies, charts, short & long term dockage. 1006 Bay Street, (843)524-4422. Open every day! FINISHING TOUCHES – You’ll find beautiful accents and fine, unique gifts that will be sure to set your home apart. It’s true, this is the perfect place for that perfect gift. 701 Bay Street in Old Bay Marketplace. 10% off your purchase when you bring in ad from this magazine. (843)522-1716 OCTOPUSES –Sea Designs for your Home. Bring in your favorite glass container and we’ll help you fill it with our designer shells. 872B Sea Island Parkway (843)838-0005

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THE PLANTATION GIFTSHOP AT THE FRAMPTON HOUSE – A truly unique shopping experience. Tasteful gifts including South Carolina merchandise, books, candles, historic reproductions and Civil War items can be found in this restored 1868 plantation home at I-95, Exit 33. WHAT’S IN STORE – 853 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena. Located in one of Beaufort’s most historic, restored buildings. 6000 sq. ft. of fun shopping, gifts, kitchen, bath, garden, home accessories, vera bradley and much, much more, just 4 miles from Beaufort. 853 Sea Is. Pkwy, St. Helena, SC. (843)838-7473

Air Station at 2535A Boundary Street and the NEW! Location on Parris Island Gateway, right off Parris Island Recruit Depot in the BiLo Shopping Center. (843)592-0456

ORGANIZATIONS TOWN OF PORT ROYAL – Located between the Beaufort River and Battery Creek in the South Carolina Lowcountry. The Town is home to two military installations, Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island and Naval Hospital, Beaufort, as well as neighbor to the historic City of Beaufort and The Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort.

MILITARY SERVICES THE CORPS STORE – USMC shirts, hats, souvenirs, and other gift items. Two locations, one near the Marine Corps

ATHENIAN GARDENS – Through its wonderful images of Greek villages and traditional background music, this little eatery provides a true essence of Greece. Located directly across from Beaufort Memorial Hospital at 950 Ribaut Rd. Open M-F 9-8pm. Call for Sat hours. (843)379-9222 BLACKSTONE’S DELI & CAFE – In the Historic District. Serving wonderful breakfasts and lunches, featuring homemade soups, salads, and a large assortment of deli sandwiches. Eat in or take out. Open daily 7:30-2:30. Patio dining available. “Where Beaufort Meets for Breakfast”. 205 Scott’s Street. (843)524-4330 11TH STREET DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT – Located on the docks of Port Royal, this rustic setting offers prime seating for enjoying spectacular sunsets overlooking shrimp boats on Battery Creek. Specializing in fresh seafood & mouth watering steaks. Open Daily 4:30pm-10pm. Chef/Owner on premises. 1699 11th St., Port Royal. Close to Parris Island. (843)524-7433. GROUPERS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT AND BAR – Located on Factory Creek at Lady’s Island Marina. Serving local seafood and fresh local produce as well as succulent steaks. Join us for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch at 71 Sea Island Parkway. Open M-S 11am and Sunday 10am 3pm. (843)379-3288

THE OPEN PUB AT SANCTUARY GOLF CLUB – With its cool, comfortable décor overlooking the 18th green, you will relax and enjoy the company of others, or your favorite someone, at The Open Pub. Offer ing a wide menu of fresh, seasonal choices as well as British Pub favorites. Located on Cat Island in Beaufort between Port Royal and Lady’s Island off Highway 802. (843)524-4653 RESTAURANT FUJI – Is truly unique! It’s the only Teppanyaki restaurant of its kind. Watch your meal be cooked in front of you. A great variety to choose from, such as Teriyaki chicken or the steak & scallops combination. All meals include salad with ginger dressing & steamed or fried rice. All at a great price. 97 Sea Island Pkwy, Ste 202, Hamilton Village - Lady’s Island. (843)524-2662 SMOKEY CHEF – Stop by for lunch or plan your next event with us! Offering Lowcountry cuisine and fine bar-be-que. Here, hospitality is a way of life and great food is the way love and celebration are expressed. Located on Sea Island Parkway on Lady’s Island. Online menu available. (843)489-4800. WEEZIE’S CRAB SHACK – Dive in with the locals for great seafood, drinks and night entertainment. Open daily at 11am on St. Helena Island. 1634 Sea Island Parkway. (843)838-2197

HAPPY’S HOMEMADE – Sandwich, Bakery, and Ice cream shop specializing in homemade breads, baked goods and custom ice cream cakes. Full ice cream menu, smoothies, huge cookies, unique sandwiches. Party trays available. ISLANDS MEAT MARKET – Stop by to pick up all your supplies for dinner or entertaining guests with a variety of quality meats and fresh seafood. The market is stocked with many cuts of beef, pork, chicken and other meats, as well as a wide variety of other selections that you can shop and store in your freezer. Located on Lady’s Island at 136 Sea Island Parkway, Island Square Shopping Center (843)525-6162 MIZU JAPANESE RESTAURANT – Dine at one of our eight large hibachi tables, in our dining room, or in one of our private rooms. Visit for lunch, dinner or order to-go, serving sushi, a full appetizer and specialty dessert menu, beer and wine. 1370 Ribaut Road (843)524-8884 OLD TOWNE COFFEEHAUS – A relaxing atmosphere to bring a friend, or find a friend while enjoying a cup of comfort inside or in a rocker on the front porch. Located in the heart of Port Royal, we offer made to order drinks from our Espresso Bar, Fresh Baked Goods made daily and complimentary Wi-Fi for our guests. Come and experience the “Good Things That Happen Over Coffee”. 914 Paris Ave, Port Royal (843)379-2332

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When You’re In The Scene You’re Being Seen APRIL 2010 April 2 - School's Out @ Your Library A program offering storytime, craft or full length movie. Call for more details. (843)470-6510 April 5 - Lunch and Learn “Renaissance King David” A specialist in Renaissance Literature will describe how early modern English poets, priests, and kings re-invented the fascinating life of King David, the epic poet and valiant warrior, for their own time. Bring a bag lunch and drink, dessert provided. Beaufort Library 12pm. April 9 - Noon Friday Organ Concerts Dr. Elizabeth Harrison gives the final free performance of the Spring Concert Series. Information: (843)522-1712. April 9 - First Friday Networking Event Beaufort Black Chamber of Commerce 801 Bladen Street 12 - 5pm Be Seen All Over The Lowcountry ~ In over 600 locations ~ Be Seen By Locals and Visitors ~ On Hilton Head and Fripp Island ~ Be Seen All Over The Country ~ Mailed to thousands of prospective visitors ~ Be Seen On The Internet ~ and Facebook ~

April 10 - Free Saturday Movie Free screening of a recently released movie. Free popcorn and snacks provided! 3pm (843)470-6522 April 12 - Artists Disaster Preparedness Panel Arts Council of Beaufort County Office in Beaufort Town Centre. 1 - 3pm April 17 - Community Earth Day Celebration Dr. Gail Archer performs a free 45-minute concert at The Parish Church of St. Helena in Beaufort. Noon (843)522-1712

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TUESDAYS Beaufort Writers Meeting Beaufort County Airport Conference Room Lady’s Island 5:30pm WEDNESDAYS Beaufort Shag Club Lessons AMVETS 1831 Ribaut Rd, Port Royal 6pm (843)524-3732



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EARTH DAY APRIL 22ND April 22 - Earth Day Event Beaufort Memorial Hospital Friends of Hunting Island. Information booth 11am - 1pm April 24 - Port Royal Annual Soft Shell Crabfest! Crabs, crabs and more crabs! Entertainment and vendor booths. (full information on back cover) www.old April 24 - Earth Day Beach Sweep Hosted by Friends of Hunting Island. Pre-registration required. April 30 - Shaggin’ With A Taste! Friday night is Shag Night so bring your dancin’ shoes! Admission is free and gates open at 6pm. A dance floor will be set up under the Pavillion for the serious shaggers. Don’t know how to Shag? No problem! The Beaufort Shag Club will have a 30 miniute tutorial at 7pm, so come out to downtown Beaufort and learn the basic steps. May 1 - Taste of Beaufort Main Event Come see what’s on the Menu! With nearly 20 restaurants participating this year, you’re guaranteed at least 60 different dishes to ‘taste’. Get ready to pop your buttons after indulging in everything from Lowcountry favorites like shrimp burgers, shrimp ‘n grits & crab cakes to traditional American favorites like pizza, chicken wings, and hot dogs. 11am - 5pm (more info on page 2)

Here are ways to love our earth: ~Turn off appliances and lights when you leave the room. ~Use microwave rather than oven to cook small meals. ~Have leaky air conditioning systems repaired. ~Cut back on air conditioning use if you can. ~Keep in mind that every trip adds to air pollution. ~Use less water ~Look for WaterSense label to identify waterefficient products ~Don't let the water run while shaving or brushing teeth. ~Take short showers instead of tub baths. ~Buy permanent items instead of disposables. ~Buy and use only what you need. ~Buy products with less packaging. ~Use cloth napkins or towels. ~Clean out juice bottles and use them for water. ~Use empty jars to hold leftover food. ~Reuse boxes. ~Purchase refillable pens and pencils. ~Participate in a paint collection and reuse program. ~Reuse grocery bags as trash bags. ~Scrape, rather than rinse, dishes before loading into the dishwasher. ~Repair all leaks (a leaky toilet can waste 200 gallons a day). ~Set sprinklers to water the lawn or garden only - not the street or sidewalk. ~Keep your yard healthy - dethatch, use mulch, etc. ~Sweep outside instead of using a hose. ~Learn how to plant trees, build a pond, compost...

DAILY African American Exhibit York W. Bailey Museum at Penn Center (843)838-2432 The Sands Beach Observation Tower Boardwalk takes you along Port Royal marsh to 40-foot high multi-tiered tower for area viewing. Looking for an event location? Visit the maps on pages 16-17 to help find any event or business you see on the pages of Sea Island Scene.

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April 2010 issue of Sea Island Scene Magazine


April 2010 issue of Sea Island Scene Magazine