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We're Waiting For You The coastal Lowcountry area is home to a multitude of golf courses, beach-side campgrounds, marsh landscapes, canoe friendly waterways, and a host of familyoriented activities. Whether you are planning your vacation and just pulled this out of your mailbox, are somewhere along the interstate and picked up Sea Island Scene at a Visitor’s Center, or are already planted in a hotel or home sweet home in town, the quaint community of Beaufort is bursting with a sweet flavor of the south. Welcome to the town where egrets and gators rest, where loggerheads nest and the sun shines through spanish moss vests. This is a town where every corner is a photo worthy escape and the food is just as photogenic as the smiles on the local’s faces. The entire town of Beaufort is a museum of botanics, lush landscapes laden with seasonal springs. This is a town where civil war history meets sweet southern style and every corner you turn brings something new to discover. When you arrive, plan on losing yourself in wonder as you watch sunsets as inspiring as a Disney fireworks display. The skies explode with mixings of color as the sun sets and rises on a new day. Go on a fantastic journey into your own Never Never Land while watching nature’s call to the wild. There is no better place to be in coastal South Carolina than outdoors. Unless, of course, you are dining at one of Beaufort’s finest venues. Authentic Greek at Athenian Gardens, British fare at British Open Pub or Bar-Be-Que at Smokey Chef, Beaufort’s sea islands are grilling, sauteing and

seasoning up some taste-tastic dishes for all who join the table. Although the food is enough of a reason to get into town fast, the atmospheric pleasantries is the reason to stick around for dessert. With many of the areas restaurants boasting breath yanking views of marinas, waterways, and the town, you may just catch yourself lost in the moment and momentarily unresponsive to the conversation in your booth. Have no worries though, the feeling will be mutual. Most of us know too well those moments of fancy where our thoughts drift with the breeze into nature where no man has traveled... deep in our imaginations. When you have returned from your delightful daydream, the people will be waiting to show you what southern hospitality is all about. Don’t be surprised when you are boldly encouraged to try after dinner sweets. Chefs take great care in preparing that layer, sifting powder soft sugar over fluffs and cake puffs. Can’t wait to get here? We will be here the same. With bells on and whistles, we’re calling your name!

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For The Gusto! Making Winter memories with your friends Get Green! Garden shopping may sound like a spring thing, but there’s no better time to beautify your garden than in winter when you are likely to be home more often to enjoy new ornamentals. Pick up a new tree or winter friendly plants and dig in the dirt at a girlfriend’s house. Set Sail! It doesn’t have to be summer before you plan an afternoon on the water with your girlfriends. Memory making is as close as the Downtown Marina if you set sail on a local dolphin watch or sunset happy hour charter. Browse Art! Beaufort is teaming with local artisans who thrive by inspiring the masses. Galleries can be scouted out from eclectic upscale Uptown to the Gullahs of St. Helena Island. You may take home something that becomes a conversation piece as well as a memory of that fun day with your friend. Some Scrap! There’s two things women wish they did more; spend time with their friends and scrapbook! Call the girls over for a weekend afternoon indoors. Chit chat about spring plans while scrap booking last summer’s sea side memories. Go Eat! There’s something to be said about girls getting together for pizza or a potluck. The giddiness and laughter pitches an all time high and deeper bonds are created. It doesn’t take much to get a group together, just a few phone calls and a few friends.

Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere. -Mae West

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DECEMBER 2009 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 Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. - Chinese proverb

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There is one thing that can be given to children of all ages. It’s considered the universal gift for all holidays; doting lovers give them with boxes of chocolate at Valentines Day, ailing patients are given them to bring cheer to a hospital stay, and children drag them everywhere they go as their best friend. The teddy bear has been one of the nation’s most popular gift since it’s debut. Amazingly, the first teddy bears did not appear in America until 1902. While on a trip to settle a border dispute between Mississippi and Louisiana, President Theodore Roosevelt went bear hunting. The president did not have a good hunt, so his hosts brought in a cub and offered it to him to shoot. Ever the good sportsman, Roosevelt refused to shoot the bear. Upon his return to Washington, D.C., word of the president’s trip spread and Clifford Berryman drew a cartoon of him refusing to shoot the bear, which ran in The Washington Post and several other papers. The cartoon was such a hit that a couple in New York, Morris and Rose Michtom, decided to make their own rendition of the cartoon bear. They named their sweet, innocent creation Teddy’s Bear and placed it in their store window. Shoppers were delighted with Teddy’s Bear and wanted one of their own. In order to keep up with public demand, the Michtoms helped found the first teddy bear manufacturing company. Since then, teddy bears have been produced in abundance. Today, all types of teddy bears are manufactured, some for kids and some for adults, specifically collectors. Although your niece might become a teddy bear collector some day, it is not your intention to start her down that path. You simply want to find her a fuzzy friend that will comfort her in the same way your teddy bear comforted you. If your niece were older, you could ask her what kind of teddy bear she wants. She might have a specific color or character in mind. Because she is so young, however, you are just going to have to play it by ear. Start your search by researching all of the current teddy bear fads as well as popular brands and characters. You may come across something that will suit your niece perfectly. Whether you do or don’t, you need to go shopping. That way, you can see the merchandise firsthand and test it out. Set a budget and stick to it. If you don’t want to spend more than $50, then don’t. Go into each store armed with your budget and start looking at what’s available. Chances are you will want your niece to be able to cuddle with the teddy bear, so be careful of the size. Don’t get her a gigantic teddy bear that she will have to lug around. She probably won’t play with the bear much. Pay attention to the details of the teddy bear. Make sure it is soft. Generally, the plusher the bear, the more likely the child will play with it. Check the label and see if the teddy bear is washable. If your niece grows to like her bear as much as you liked yours, it will become dirty from use and need a good wash from time to time. Avoid purchasing a light-colored bear; stick to darker colors to camouflage stains. Finally, do a touch test. Squeeze the teddy bear and yank it. Treat it as your young niece will and make sure the construction is sound. You don’t want the stitching to come undone or the eyes or nose to fall off after just a few weeks of play. Buying the right teddy bear for your niece will take some time. Don’t rush the process, or you could end up with an inferior product that comes apart within weeks of your niece playing with it. By then, it will be too late for you to return or exchange the bear. 2009 December l Tell Them You Saw It in Sea Island Scene l 5



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Southern Comfort Christmas To cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always. - Anonymous


CAIN Being new in Beaufort was like entering a conversation buffet line

Culture and religion fascinate me, always has. When not spreading the word about Beaufort’s best dining and shopping experiences, I find myself sucked into good books about cultural history and religious philosophy. It’s amazing to me to see such great differences in customs and lifestyles around the world, as well as simply from state to state in the U.S. It didn’t take long after moving to South Carolina to realize that there are vast differences between the west coast where I originated, and the southern east coast where I plopped myself. You won’t find porch rocking chairs in Southern California, at least not in Orange County. Just the same, you won’t find rockabilly in Beaufort County (well, not unless you come to my house). What you will find in this area though, is fantastic southern comfort foods. Now I have to admit, being fresh off the Uhaul, I felt a bit displaced. Yet, it wasn’t anything that genuine southern hospitality and comfort food couldn’t cure. It seemed that proper etiquette and a generous hand was the rule of thumb in this town. If talk was cheap, then this was the place to get plenty of it! Being new in Beaufort was like entering a conversation buffet line. Every new native I met was willing to share stories, advice, and gab for as long as I could absorb it. All that, then dinner. I loved it! I quickly learned that serving southern comfort food was commonplace, and I can easily say that you’ve never had macaroni and cheese until you’ve had it in South Carolina. And, while I’m admitting things, I must say that I don’t believe I even knew what pulled pork was until I moved here. You see, I was a vegetarian and back then when I looked at a nice juicy steak, visions of cute trotting horses came to mind. Go ahead and laugh, I know now that steak doesn’t come from horses. It wasn’t long after I settled in that my veganism went out the window and Steve Brown landed in my lap, or at least his catering did! After five years of gracing my table with mouth watering delights, Mr. Brown has passed his legacy to Chris Mixson of Smokey Chef and a new tradition begins. (You can still get Steve Brown's cookies, for those of you who are having sugar fits right now). Smokey Chef picked up where Steve left off creating his own variations of authentic South Carolina bar-be-que. Boy does he give authentic southern comfort food new meaning! When I say mouth watering, I mean drooling. With a large chunk fresh shrimp salad to live for and a pulled pork sandwich like I’ve never seen, it’s no wonder the owner eats his own bar-be-que a few times a week. Most of Smokey Chef’s menu items come with kick. By that, I mean a little bit of tang and a little bit of bite to make you come crawling back for more. Luckily, no begging or crawling needed. Chris makes it easier and even quicker than a visit to the grocery store. You can stop by for lunch; eat in, take out or plan dinner for the entire family as easy as fried pie. The Smoke Fried Chicken and Fried Shrimp have easily proven to be crowd pleasers, and for dessert? Smokey Chef serves fruit filled Fried Pies, which will send you straight to Heaven after you’ve melted into the floor! The Christmas and Winter Holiday season is now in sight. Most of us are in rush mode; planning, decorating, shopping, rehearsing, thawing. If you are a smart cookie, you may just want to make it easy on yourself and give the Smoke-ster a call to book your holiday catering or to-go menu with Smokey Chef. Rather than shrivel in the cold this month, stop by for a quick lunch and heat up with a little smoke treatment in southern comfort style.

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Water Festival Issue 2010 Travel Feature: We’re Waiting For You . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Feature: Girls For The Gusto! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Tides: Beaufort River and Fripp Island Inlet . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Feature: Grin & Bear It . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Editor’s Letter: Southern Comfort Christmas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Crossword Puzzle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Shops on St. Helena Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Downtown Beaufort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-11 Gift Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Feature: Give Freely of Yourself . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Visitor Activities & Information . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Military Sights and Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Sea Island Maps: Beaufort, Port Royal & The Surrounding Islands . . . . . . . . . . .16-17 Golf Feature: Birdies for Beginners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Preserve at Port Royal Apartments . . . . . . . . .19 Feature: Home Entrances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Beaufort Bites: Dining & Specialty Markets . . . . . . .21-24 Historically Speaking: 1862 Beaufort Christmas . . . . . . .25 Cutting Board Recipes: Cheesy Comforts . . . . . . . . . .26 Dining Feature: Our Friend, The Cow . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Shopping & Services Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Dining & Market Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Feature: Your Invited, Office Parties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Sea Island Activities and Events . . . . . . . . . .30-31 Mainstreet Beaufort, USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

Tony Santagati Publisher Jenelle Cain Editor/Advertising Consultant

- Charlie Brown

Photos by: John Pilgreen

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In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.

34 Sams Point Road Beaufort, S.C. 29907 (843) 522-2111 Out of Town/Toll Free: 1-800-868-6856 Member of Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce

Volume XXViII Number 3 Sea Island Scene Magazine published by Sands Publishing Company, 34 Sams Point Rd, Beaufort, SC 29907, a division of Sands, Inc. Copyright © 2009 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. Pinup’s leg 2. Grassland 3. Big coffee holder 4. Considerations in dealing with others 5. Character 6. Kind of network 7. Band of material around the waist 8. Inexperienced young people 9. Handbag 10. Cornbread baked or fried 11. Percoid fish 12. Blasts 13. Girdle 21. Strips of wood to strengthen the surface 22. Major source of lead 23. Store convenience, for short


40. Diplomat

1. Protein

41. Song and dance, e.g.

7. Particular, for short

43. Pitches

11. “Monty Python” airer

46. Cry of mock horror

32. Bow

14. Freshen

48. “Nice!”

34. Called, named

15. Mercury, for one

49. Yogi’s language

36. Any of several Asiatic minks

16. 1969 Peace Prize grp.

50. Liability account

17. Last imperial dynasty of China

53. Growth anew

18. Cowboy boot attachment

57. Anger

42. H. Rider Haggard novel

19. Long-jawed fish

58. Hasenpfeffer, e.g.

43. Half-pint

20. Female singers specializing

59. Put in stitches

24. Big pig 25. It comes easily to hand 29. Arise 30. “Who, me?”

37. U.S.N. officer 38. Complain

in torch songs 23. Unfathomable 26. Check casher 27. “___ bad!” 28. Attorney F. ___ Bailey 30. Hassle 31. Poet Angelou

63. “___ Doubtfire”

39. And others, for short

44. Capital on the Missouri 45. Swallow 47. ___ roll

64. “Trick” joint

51. You have

65. Someone who calls forth emotions

52. Susan of “Goldengirl”

66. Darling

54. 11,000-foot Italian peak

67. Gabs

55. Need a bath badly 56. Amazes

68. Go bac

60. Small guitar having four strings 61. “Andy Capp” cartoonist Smythe

33. Tom, Dick or Harry 35. Study of rockets and their design

62. “Maid of Athens, ___ we part”: Byron

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Shops On St. Helena Island

“Frogmore” S.C.


The Holidays are fast approaching. Come on out for some unique shopping, it’s worth the trip. We’re between Beaufort and Fripp!

St. Helena Island is home to historic sites of early European colonization. The area is also the center of African-American Gullah culture and language. Sometimes claimed to be the oldest settlement in the United States, t h e l a n d h o l d s s i t e s o f n u m e r o u s early forts. One, Fort Fremont is located at Lands End on the southern tip of St. Helena. Today the area’s culture has sparked interest, and visitors to the island can enjoy shopping at unique shops as well as tasting some of their local traditional dishes.

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Downtown Beaufort Boating


Boardwalk walks

Outdoor Dining

Swinging Chairs

Pavilion Events

Children’s Playground

Sidewalk Shopping

MARINA “We’re Not Just For Boaters” 1006 Bay Street • Historic Beaufort



Short & Long Term Dockage Gasoline & Diesel Fuel NOAA Charts Marine Supplies/Publications Magazines/River Excursions


In The Ship’s Store... Sperry Top-Siders Historic Tour Tickets Costa Del Mar Sunglasses Hook & Tackle Outfitters Bimini Bay Gear - Palmetto Apparel Tide Clocks - Swiss Army - Souvenirs Beer - Wine - Sodas - Snacks

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Finishing Touches, etc.

Fine Gifts & Home Accents

OPEN M-Sat 10-5:30 Sun 12-4:30 Located in the Old Bay Marketplace Historic Downtown Beaufort

Designer Inspired Jewelry • Handbags • Sunglasses Scarves • Accessories LOOK FABULOUS EVERYDAY AT AFFORDABLE PRICES

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

507 Carteret Street, Historic Downtown Beaufort

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Give Freely Of Yourself Beaufort cannot stabilize and grow without the generous efforts of our community. During the final weeks of 2009, make an effort to support local organizations who are desperate for your help. The smallest efforts from the hands of many stretches further than you could imagine. Here are some of our local organizations that could use your heart-filled assistance. HELP!

Bring On The Books!

Help of Beaufort provides food, clothing and financial assistance to those in dire need. The organization is comprised of volunteers who spend their time providing things like warm meals to people through their Help Mobile Meals program.

At the Public Library Foundation of Beaufort County, our mission is to enhance and support our county libraries—both now and in the future. We are building an Endowment of $10 million dollars to provide funds and opportunities for the future of Beaufort County Public Libraries. Yet some opportunities are here today. Together with our partners, we are building a new library on St. Helena—on 7-10 acres of land donated by the Penn Center. Beaufort County is sharing a vision with the Penn Center to create a new library in a place where freedom, equal access and the value of education stand strong. To learn more about the foundation or make a contribution to library projects, visit the Beaufort County Library.

Donations of food, clothing and money go directly to people in our community who are most in need of help, those who might not receive help otherwise. At present, Help of Beaufort provides meals for about seventy clients daily, but donations are running low. Families in the Beaufort community are being urged to help in any way they can. Please take the time to rummage through your closets for clothes you may no longer need, or during your next grocery trip pick up a few extra cans to drop off to the Help of Beaufort office. The last thing Help of Beaufort wants to do is face telling those in need that they can no longer help. Your small donation will go a long way. 1910 Baggett Street ~ Downtown Beaufort Donations by mail: PO Box 472 Beaufort, SC 29901

Calling All Shells! Please bring all your unwanted shells, sharks teeth, fossils and etc. that you have found on Hunting Island beaches to the Nature Center. With the shells collected the staff are putting together a “sand box” in the children’s section for visiting youngsters to dig up and take home. Looking for smaller shells, such as lettered olives, sand dollars, whelks, sharks teeth... all shapes and sizes would be appreciated. Thanks for helping to enhance a child's experience and understanding of nature while visiting the Nature Center.

Here Is Hope Hope Haven of the Lowcountry is a nationally accredited not-for-profit Children’s Advocacy and Rape Crisis Center. Hope Haven provides state-of-the-art child forensic interviews, crisis counseling, victim advocacy, family support, law enforcement partnerships and educational programs to broaden community awareness of sexual abuse issues and improve risk reduction. Donations to Hope Haven of the Lowcountry are much needed and deeply appreciated. The center accepts donated items such as educational toys, toiletries, art supplies, and nonperishable snack items. The Center also accepts office supplies such as copy paper, pens and appreciates any money donation received. Volunteer opportunities are available and include crisis hotline staff, office work, outreach services and fundraising activities.

311 Scott Street ~ Downtown Beaufort

Teach Beaufortonians To Read Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry is a not-for-profit organization which promotes increased literacy through the teaching of reading, writing, computing and English speaking skills to persons who are 18 years or older. Our students are adults living or working in Beaufort County who have a desire to realize their individual potential through increased literacy. Some are native English speakers that had to drop out of school and want to improve their reading and writing skills so they can get better jobs and help their families. Others speak a language other than English and want to learn English or improve their English-speaking ability. All volunteers will receive 15-18 hours of training. In addition, they will be assigned to a site and a site coordinator who will provide them with information about their student and will recommend materials for study. Beaufort Literacy Office 1403 Prince Street ~ Downtown Beaufort (843)525-6658

P.O. Box 2502 ~ Beaufort, SC 29901 hotline: (800)637-7273

Silver Paws Palmetto Animal League (formerly named Beaufort Humane Association) began over 30 years ago to find solutions for the growing number of homeless cats and dogs in Beaufort county. As a result, the organization was instrumental in the development of Beaufort County’s first county-run animal shelter. Silver Paws is PAL’s Seniors for senior animals program. PAL will waive adoption fees for anyone 65 years of age and older who is adopting a cat or dog who is seven years or older. ~ (843)227-2691

Christian Science Society of Beaufort 401 Scott’s Street Downtown Beaufort

Sunday Service 10:30am w w w. c h r i s t i a n s c i e n c e u s a . c o m

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Lady’s Island Center, 102C Sea Island Pkwy Less than one mile from downtown Beaufort.

Every year as the holiday season approaches, roads everywhere begin filling up with college students returning home, snowbirds heading south (which we very much like), vacationers making their great escape and more. It doesn’t matter that the temperatures have dropped, the skies have turned gray and snow and ice have started to fall. The roads are busy, and if you are among winter travelers this year, take caution and follow these safety tips. Plan ahead Determine where you are going, when you are leaving and returning, and how you are getting there and let someone else at home know. Map out the best route to your destination and stay abreast of the weather and the road conditions. If it looks like you are going to be traveling in a lot of snow and ice and you don’t have a lot of experience driving in bad weather, take a course in winter driving or bring along a more experienced driver. Service Your Vehicle There is nothing worse than trying to traverse icy roads in a poorly functioning vehicle. Don’t let it happen to you. Have your vehicle inspected before you leave and make sure it is in good condition. Depending upon where you are going, you may need snow tires. Check with your mechanic. Carry a roadside kit You never know what the roads will be like and if you will have to stop. Be prepared with an emergency roadside kit. You can purchase one or create your own. Just make sure you pack all of the essentials, including a cell phone and extra food, water and blankets in case help does not arrive right away. Stay alert Whether in good weather or bad, you need to be alert, so get plenty of rest before your trip and make healthy choices during it. Just a little dehydration can lead to fatigue, which can lead to big trouble behind the wheel. Drink lots of water and eat plenty of nutritious snacks to keep up your energy. Take it easy Stay calm and slow down when you hit patches of ice and snow. Yes, you may arrive a little later than planned, but better that than not arriving at all. Never grip the wheel. It could cause you to lose control of the vehicle. If the conditions get too bad, stop and stay the night somewhere. You never know what Old Man Winter will bring. Even with the best of precautions, you may still find yourself stranded. Should that occur, do not panic. Call for help, and to help rescue workers find you, tie a brightly colored cloth to your antenna. Then get back into your vehicle crack open a window for air, snuggle up under some blankets and sit back and wait. Run the heater for 10 minutes every hour or so to keep the vehicle warm and move your arms and legs as much as possible to maintain circulation and body heat. With any luck, you won’t have to wait long for help to arrive. Traveling on winter roads can be risky. Be prepared, drive smart and get to your destination safely.



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Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) 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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Birdies for Beginners It’s all in the swing There are two circles or sweeps which, merged together, form the golf swing. One is imparted by the twist of the body (I call that the horizontal sweep) and the other is imparted by the arms lifting the club up over the right shoulder; this I call the vertical sweep. I desire to call the player’s attention to a few facts concerning them which may be a guide in understanding the functions of each. These two forces are the most important items in the stroke, and the mechanical problem they offer requires some nice calculation to work out properly in the player’s mind. Our pivot or center must remain fixed in order that we may be able to see the ball clearly, as well as to have that pivot remain constant

with reference to its distance from the ball, we must remember that the pivot is located between the shoulders, as it is through the shoulders and arms that the power is immediately transferred to the club. We will now consider the vertical swing or circle, for that is the one which causes the greatest amount of trouble, as it is the preponderance of it which results in pulling in the hands. To make this point perfectly clear I suggest that you try the following experiment: address the ball in your usual manner and eliminate everything which does not pertain to a vertical swing in making your stroke; that is to say, every item which has anything in the nature of a horizontal or parallelwith-the-ground movement. You will find that you will merely raise your club up over your head and bring it down again. If you will notice carefully you will observe that in order to keep from slapping the ground you will have to draw in your hands. You will observe that the club head goes out beyond the ball as you raise your club away from the ground, and you will also observe, on your downward swing, that the vertical sweep is making your club cut the line along which you wish to send the ball, at right angles. To complete the vertical circle or swing you have to draw in your hands.

I don’t say my golf game is bad, but if I grew tomatoes, they’d come up sliced. - Miller Barber

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Got a nice entryway, but not sure what to do with it? Set up a small table by the door where everyone can drop their keys and mail and that’s about it? Make the most of your entryway by turning it into a usable space.

Although typically small, entryways make wonderful spaces for a variety of activities from reading to listening to music. In order to determine what would make the best use of your entryway, you need to think about your needs. Could you and your family use a place to read? Could you use a place to work on the laptop? Could you use a place to display collectibles? Along with your needs, you must consider the dimensions and layout of the space. You may need a place to read, but if there is no room for a comfy chair or love seat, that idea may not work. The entryway may be more suitable for the display of collectibles, especially if it has a lot of wall space. Imagine having your spouse's entire collection of antique fishing lures hanging in the entryway. What an impressive welcome that would make to visitors. You also need to consider the traffic your entryway receives. If people are forever coming in and out of your front door, you may not want to turn it into a cozy reading or computer nook. How in the world would you ever get anything done? A buffet area for party nights or a mini game room with a drop-leaf card table, on the other hand, might be more suitable. Whatever purpose you decide to have your entryway serve, make sure you decorate it accordingly. If it’s going to be a music room, tuck the piano under the stairs and provide some chairs for listening. Add a light above the piano and a basket for sheet music. Hang up some inspiring prints, and voila, your music room entryway is complete. If your entryway flows into another room, you may want to go with a complementary color scheme to keep the décor consistent. If it does not, feel free to use whatever color scheme you want to enhance the function of the room and invoke the appropriate mood. Don't forget in all of the rearranging that your entryway still serves as an entrance to your home. Make sure guests feel welcome and have a mat to wipe their feet on. Make sure family members have a place to stash their coats, keys and mail. Don’t make the décor so luxurious that everyone starts coming in the back door instead. The larger your entryway, the more likely it can serve more than one purpose. Put on your thinking cap and take advantage of all of that space. All-in-all, the entry way is the beginning point at which you will eventually find yourself relaxing at the end of a long day.

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62 Christmas By Gerhard Spieler

Prior to Christmas, 1862, Charlotte Forten, a Philadelphia, Pa. African American school teacher, asked John Greenleaf Whittier, the New England poet, to write a Christmas hymn for her pupil sat Penn School, on St. Helena Island, South Carolina. John Greenleaf Whittier did write a rather lengthy poem, giving it the title “For the Philadelphia School on St. Helena.” The last two stanzas read: "The very oaks are greener clad, The waters brighter smile, Oh, never shone a day so glad In sweet St. Helen's Isle. “For none in all the world before Were ever glad as we. We’re free on Carolina’s shore; We're all at home and free!”

Laura M. Towne, one of the abolitionist Philadelphia founders of Penn School, described the decorations of Brick Church, near Frogmore, on that 1862 Christmas. It was a year since “the big shoot” (the occupation of Beaufort and neighboring islands by Northern troops.) Miss Town wrote in her Journal: "The celebration went off grandly. The church was beautiful. Lottie draped the pulpit in long moss and a wreath of red holly and broad leaves along the top, from which the moss fell like a fringe. “The words, ‘His People are Free,’ were put up opposite the pulpit. Festoons of green hung between the pillars, with a cluster of red berries and magnolia leaves looping each up... it was beautiful.”

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Cheesy Comforts Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. -GK Chesterton

Creamy Mashed Potatoes 2 cups organic chicken broth 3 cups water 3-4 Yukon Gold Organic Potatoes, quartered 1/4 cup fat free milk 2/3 cup low fat organic sour cream

1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded 1 clove garlic, minced 1 bunch scallions, chopped sea salt & black pepper to taste 3 strips bacon, cooked & chopped

DIRECTIONS: Heat chicken broth and three cups water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender. Mash potatoes, and stir in milk, sour cream, three-quarters of the cheese, garlic and scallions. Add salt and pepper to taste. Spread in a baking dish. Sprinkle with bacon and cheese. Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes, or until the cheese melts.

Melt In Your Mouth Macaroni and Cheese Crumb Topping: 6 slices of white sandwich bread torn into rough pieces 3 tablespoons butter cut into 6 pieces For Pasta and Cheese: 1 pound elbow macaroni 1 tablespoon table salt 5 tablespoons unsalted butter

6 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1-1/2 teaspoons mustard powder 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 5 cups milk 2 cups monterey jack cheese, shredded 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 1 teaspoon table salt

DIRECTIONS: Topping: Pulse bread and butter in food processor until crumbs are 1/8 inch and set aside. Pasta: Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat broiler. Bring 4 quarts water to boil over high heat. Add macaroni and 1 tablespoon salt; cook until pasta is tender. Drain pasta and set aside. In dutch oven, heat butter over medium-high heat until foaming. Add flour, mustard, and cayenne and whisk well to combine. Continue whisking until mixture deepens in color. Gradually whisk in milk; bring mixture to boil, whisking constantly (mixture must reach full boil to fully thicken). Reduce heat to medium and simmer, whisking occasionally, until thickened to consistency of heavy cream, about 5 minutes. Off heat, whisk in cheeses and 1 teaspoon salt until cheeses are fully melted. Add pasta and cook over mediumlow heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is steaming and heated through, about 6 minutes. Transfer mixture to broiler-safe baking dish and sprinkle evenly with bread crumbs. Broil until crumbs are deep golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes, rotating pan if necessary for even browning. Cool about 5 minutes, then serve.

If you don’t have a refrigerator, there’s no way to keep milk from going bad within a few hours, especially if you live in a hot climate like Africa or Western Asia. Even with a fridge milk goes bad in two weeks. But ancient cows, sheep and goats only gave milk part of the year, right after they had had their babies in the spring. By mid-summer their milk had all dried up. Back then, people learned to preserve this milk to be able to eat it in the fall and winter as well. They made it into cheese!

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Milk. You use it to make puddings, ice cream and all kinds of goodies, but did you ever stop to think about By Tresa Erickson where it comes from? Depending upon where you live, the milk you drink probably comes from one of five common dairy cattle breeds. Following is a brief description of each. Ayshire Originally from Scotland, Ayshire cattle are reddish-brown mahogany with white markings or white with reddish-brown mahogany markings. The mahogany varies in shades from light to dark. Ayshire cows weigh around 1,200 pounds and bulls between 1,600 and 2,300 pounds. Recognized as the most beautiful of all the breeds, they have level rumps, nice udders and straight top lines. Ayshire cattle are strong, efficient grazers and easy to raise. They do not produce as much milk or milk fat, however, as other breeds.

Brown Swiss Originally from Switzerland, Brown Swiss cattle range in color from light fawn to black. Their muzzles and dorsal stripes are light, while their horn tips, switches, tongues and noses are black. The largest of all breeds, Brown Swiss cows weigh 1,200 to 1,400 pounds, and bulls, 1,600 to 2,400 pounds. They are quite meaty with large heads and bones. Brown Swiss cattle are gentle and quiet and easily managed. They graze well. Their milk contains about 4% fat.

Guernsey Originally from France, Guernsey cattle range in color from light fawn to red, with white markings on their legs, switches, flanks and faces. The cows weigh about 1,100 pounds and the bulls about 1,700 pounds. Guernsey cattle are rough over the rump and weak in the loin. Although alert and active, they are not nervous and therefore are easily managed. Guernsey cattle are excellent grazers. Their milk is high in quality with nearly 5% fat.

Holstein-Friesian Originally from Holland, Holstein-Friesian cattle are black and white with white switches. Larger than most other breeds, the cows weigh about 1,500 pounds, and the bulls, about 1,800 pounds. Holstein-Friesian cattle are ruggedly built—their heads are long, straight and narrow and they have straight thighs and slightly rounded withers. The cows are gentle and quiet, whereas the bulls can be vicious, making them somewhat harder to manage. Holstein-Friesian cattle require good pastures to graze well. Their milk is lower in fat than any of the other breeds’.

Jersey Originally from England, Jersey cattle range in color from light gray to very dark fawn or black. Some are solid, while others are spotted. Their tongues and switches may be black or white and their muzzles are black with a light ring. The smallest of the breeds, Jersey cows weigh between 800 and 1,200 pounds, and bulls, between 1,200 and 1,800 pounds. They have long, straight top lines, level rumps and good udders. Although nervous and sensitive, the cows are gentle and sometimes make great pets. The bulls, on the other hand, have the least gentle temperament of all the breeds and at times can be downright vicious. Jersey cattle do well on good or poor pastures. They are easy to maintain. Their milk contains about 5.3% fat and almost 15% solids. Now you know a little something about common dairy cattle. Bet you didn’t realize there were so many different breeds. There are some rare breeds, too, including the Dutch Belted and the Kerry. The next time you grab a glass of milk, think about the cow that might have produced it.



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AREA REAL ESTATE/RENTALS CROSS CREEK APARTMENTS – New affordable living at it's finest in Beaufort! One, two and three bedroom apartment homes with fully equipped European kitchen and vaulted ceilings. Amenities include resort style clubhouse, business services, 24-hour maintenance services, picnic areas, playground, and gym. (843)982-6381 LYNNE A. DAVIS – COLDWELL BANKER PLATINUM PARTNERS – Are you looking to own a piece of paradise? Selling and Listing properties of Beaufort County, and the Islands of Fripp, Harbor, Dataw, Lady’s and Cat as well as properties in Beaufort. (843)263-5746,, 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 BEST OF EVERYTHING – Fun, faux fashion, accessories and jewelry. You can look fabulous every day! Now open on Carteret Street in Historic Downtown Beaufort. 206 Carteret Street. Open 10am to 5pm Mon-Sat. (843)770-0400 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 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 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. (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 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

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

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH – Christian Science, discovered by Mary Baker Eddy, is a universal, practical system of spiritual, prayer-based Christian healing, available and accessible to everyone. Beaufort Services on Sunday at 10:30am. Located in downtown Beaufort at 401 Scott Street. The public are welcome to join us. Tune in to 107.9 FM Sunday’s at 8am

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

OFFICE SPORTS BAR – NEW! Watch your favorite sports on one of our 20 plasma tv’s. Serving an excellent menu for the entire family. KMart Shopping Center on Boundary Street next to Higher Ground. (843)524-GAME (4263)

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 BOBBY JOE’S – Enjoy the pristine waterfront view from the Dataw Island Marina in this casual dining atmosphere. Open to the public. (843)838-1177 BRITISH 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 British 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 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. GILLIGAN’S – A local favorite! From the fresh, domestic shrimp and seafood dishes to steaks, burgers, chicken and pasta, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Casual family atmosphere with aquariums and a great kid’s menu that can even be served in a souvenir frisbee. Award winning hushpuppies. Outdoor dining. Military discount. Kid’s Night on Mondays. 2601 Boundary St., Beaufort. (843)379-2244.

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 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 barbe-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 UPTOWN GRILL – For us, our restaurant is more than just a place to eat. Our goal is to exceed customer expectations by providing consistent quality in our food along with a comfortable atmosphere. 1001 Boundary Street, Newcastle Square. (843)379-3332

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 JERSEY MIKE’S SUBS – Everything about Jersey Mike’s is high quality. Our bread is fresh baked each day and everything is prepared right in front of you. It’s what makes Jersey Mike’s the most authentic tasting Submarine sandwich available. 272 Robert Smalls Pkwy, Beaufort Crossing (843)379-8820

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Office parties; some people run to them; others run away. As the organizer of the office holiday party, you naturally want yours to be a rousing success, so what can you do to improve your chances? Before settling on too many ideas, talk with your coworkers. Because you don’t want to repeat failures, ask them (face to face) what they liked and disliked about previous office parties. Learning from mistakes will help make this year’s party a success, while repeating what worked in the past will encourage others to attend. Get as many people involved in the planning process as you can. People who have a vested interest in the party will be more likely to join in with a positive attitude. When you have determined the general interest, you can concentrate on specifics. Could the party be held at your work site or do you need to find an outside location? Of course, the party location will depend on the number of those attending. As you review your options, also consider your budget. If people will have out-of-pocket expenses, they generally prefer something conservatively affordable. Other considerations during the planning stage include the date and time, holiday schedules can fill up quickly, so either get your event on the calendar at least a month and a half in advance or consider having it after the socially hectic period. Consider a brunch or early afternoon gathering for a less formal celebration. A party theme‚ red and green, casino night, the 60s, sports, black tie‚ all helps determine the menu and the decorations. To prevent boredom, plan appropriate activities‚ games, a gift exchange or prize giveaways. Is a coworker with musical talent willing to perform? Should you hire a DJ or band or just have a CD changer with a variety

of music? Having name tags can be helpful, especially if employees and guests will be attending. With the preparations solid, email a detailed invitation of Who (is invited, guests, children, employees only), what (party theme), When (date and time), Where (with directions, if necessary) and Why (an inspiration to attend). Include cost if applicable and indicate a brief menu. Convey excitement and rev up the enthusiasm. With a list of those invited, be ready to check off the RSVPs. Word will travel around the office that this is one of those parties no one will want to miss. If you plan to serve alcoholic beverages, arrange designated drivers‚ such as employees, a taxi or shuttle service. You may consider having guests sign a disclaimer that they are solely responsible for their alcohol intake while at the party and absolve the company of any liability should an accident occur.

DECEMBER 2009 Downtown Beaufort Events Night On The Town Friday, Dec 4th 6-10pm Christmas Boat Parade Saturday, Dec 5th 7-9pm Beaufort River Christmas Parade Sunday, Dec 6th 3-5pm December 2, 16 - Christian Science Testimony Meeting 7:30 pm 401 Scott St. December 3 - Learn To Shag Dance! Shag Club meets each Wednesday and the second Saturday of the month at AMVETS Post 70, 1831 Ribaut Rd. Port Royal. Wednesday 7pm and Saturday 8pm. Lessons start at 6pm on Wednesday nights and run for four weeks. Join the club for $25.00 per person for the year. This includes lessons, dancing and other club functions from the date you join. (843)524-3732 December 4 - Holiday Celebration Food tastings, book signings, special discounts and locally-made gift items for sale. 10am-2pm Coastal Discovery Museum in Hilton Head (843)689-6767 ext 223 December 5 - Beaufort Tour of Churches Walking Tour of Historic Churches in Beaufort. Your ticket will be your map as you enjoy tours of seven churches and churchyards. Tickets $20.00. Seniors and Students $15.00. (843)785-2767. December 6 - Walterboro Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Begins at 3:30pm in downtown Walterboro followed by the lighting of the Christmas Tree at City Hall. Bring an ornament to hang on the tree in honor of a loved one. (843)538-4353 December 7 - Hilton Head Art League Art Show Featuring a Holiday Arts Boutique & Minitures Show. The work will be displyed until January 9. Suite 207 Pineland Station, HHI (843)681-5060 December 9 - Lunchtime Concert in the Park Admission is FREE - brought to you by Main Street Beaufort. Phillip Griffin has been a professional performer for over 30 years, a gifted artist whose talents are many. Old School, self-taught, he plays guitar, composes on keyboard, and sings.



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December 12 - Edisto Island Christmas Parade Street parade will begin at 2pm followed by a boat parade at 5pm. At the conclusion awards will be given at the Yacht Club and Whaley’s will have an Oyster Roast. December 12 - Gingerbread House Decorating Party For all ages - adults and children! Music and refreshments provided, cost: $10 per house to cover the cost of the kits. December 19 - Jingle Jingle Run Family Holiday 5K Run & Fun Walk 9-11am December 26 - Holiday Pottery Program The Sandbox, an interactive children’s museum. Create a “take home” memory or a heart-warming holiday gift by making a personalized plate or frame. Reservations recommended. 18-A Pope Avenue Hilton Head, SC 29928 (843)843-7645

When it comes to dealing with weight-loss plateaus, the key word is change. You must change your eating and exercise habits on a regular basis in order to keep your metabolism going. As you lose weight, your body becomes accustomed to your new habits over time and works hard to establish equilibrium, slowing down your metabolism. This trend continues until you shake things up a bit and throw off your body.

December 30 - Forts of Port Royal Learn about the area’s early explorers and the importance of the island during the Civil War, Mitchelville, and the Steam Cannon. The tour visits the site of Fort Walker and other historical sites. 10-11:30am Reservations required through the Coastal Discovery Museum at 843-689-6767 ext 224. December 19 - Jingle Jingle Run Family Holiday 5K Run & Fun Walk 9-11am York W. Bailey Museum African American Exhibit Museum open to the public Mon-Sat 11am-4pm. $5 adults; $4 seniors; $2 youth (up to age 16). Showcasing some of the oldest professional photographs of African American people, the original 1863 school bell, and artifacts related to Sea Island and African American history and culture. (843)838-2432

Calling All Artists! Be Seen in the Sea Island Scene Sea Island Scene is accepting submissions of your local stories, poetry, and photography to be published in our 2010 issues. All submissions must be sent to emailed to be considered for publication. You will be notified if you have been selected for publication. Weaving the Arts fantastic mask competition Submission deadline Dec. 14th Create the most fantastic mask-themed art and receive the acclaim of crowned Kings and Queens! Original, mask-themed art are sought, for Mardi Gras Beaufort’s silent auction, benefiting the Arts Council of Beaufort County Jan. 23rd. Drop off your masks to ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center (843)379-2787

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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