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Unearthing Roots of Father ’s Day by Harsin Carter

Many of you may be under the impression that Father’s Day had been started by a greeting card company so that it could sell more cards to people. Contrary to that impression, it was a lady who initiated the process of celebrating father’s day in honor of her father. It is believed that out of two one of the women was responsible to have started this celebration. The first woman was Sonora Smart Dodd, who struck the idea of celebrating Father’s Day while she was listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in the year 1909. William Jackson Smart, Sonora’s single parent raised her and her siblings all by himself since he lost his wife while she was delivering their sixth child. Mr. Smart was a Civil servant and was burdened with the responsibility of raising six kids alone. He raised his kids in eastern Washington State. Ms. Dodd believed it was her father who made all the sacrifices for the happiness of his six kids. This was a major reason why Ms. Dodd decided to honor her father and celebrate Father’s Day. The other woman to be believed to have come up with the similar concept was Grace Golden Clayton. She got the inspiration to celebrate Father’s Day after experiencing a

deadly mine explosion in a town called Monongah, West Virginia. This explosion claimed over 360 men’s lives, out of which 210 were fathers. A majority of the fathers had recently migrated to the United States from Italy so Ms. Clayton suggested the service to the pastor. Father’s Day had been observed on July 5, 1908 at Fairmont, West Virginia. It is not known that which of the two ladies first came up with the idea but this is clearly known that Father’s Day Committee came into formation in New York. President Richard Nixon established a permanent nations observance of Father’s Day in 1972. Almost every nation celebrates this day with a lot of enjoyment however the methods could differ. It is on different days that Father’s Day is celebrated all through the world. Germany calls this day as Mannertag and is celebrated on Ascension Day. There’s a tradition for men to take a hiking tour with one or more small wagon. There’s wine, beer and traditional regional food in wagons that is pulled by men. In Taiwan, the day is observed on August 8, which is the eight day of the eighth month of the year, deemed lucky by people.

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Lowcountry Tee Times

Replace All DIVOTS... I’ve had a good day when I don’t fall out of the cart. - Buddy Hackett

I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators. - Pres. Gerald Ford

The only thing in my bag that works is the bug spray.

The reason the pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can’t see him laughing. - Phyllis Diller

Nobody ever looked up and saw a good shot. - Don Herold

One of the advantages bowling has over golf is that you seldom lose a bowling ball. - Don Carter, pro bowler

- Bruce Lansky

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Fresh from

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Spring is here and the local farmer’s markets are bursting with shades of red, orange, and lush green fruits and vegetables. No matter where you go, whether it’s Beaufort, Hilton Head Island, or Hampton - the produce grown here is the editor@seaislandscene.com best in all the land. Foodies can find a variety of fresh organic locally grown vegetables like collard greens, kale, red potatoes; fresh herbs like rosemary and thyme. Fresh fruits like blueberries and strawberries are coming in season. Agriculture and aquaculture has long been a strong economic builder in the Lowcountry. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is bringing in new programs every day to help to ensure the freshest produce hit our farmer’s markets and our tables. Even some of our local restaurants are members of a new program called Fresh on the Menu. The Beaufort County school system has become part of this new program which ensures that our children get the freshest produce from our farmers straight to our schools. It will help create learning blocks of good nutrition for our children to grow up embracing. This in turn will enable them to teach their children the principles of good nutrition and perpetuate healthy eating habits. Buying local is better for you, better for local farmers, better for our environment and it’s better for our economy. Buying local ensures that you’re getting the freshest possible produce available. You can also find Certified South Carolina grown produce just by looking for this simple symbol. This insures that what you are eating is locally grown and locally sold. Soon we will be finding many great vegetables to whet our appetite, things like cabbage, potatoes, sweet peas, cauliflower, tomatoes. Then of course, some of our summer favorites like watermelon and cantaloupe, and the old south’s traditional... okra. So rush down to your local farmer’s market! Spend the day with the kids picking some fresh vegetables and fruits. It will be a fun day out, and it will show them the myriad of healty and delicious foods availble to taste and enjoy.

For more information on Certified SC Grown - see article on page 10.

The kiss of the sun for pardon, The song of the birds for mirth, One is nearer God’s heart in a garden Than anywhere else on earth.

Sea Island Scene Pu b l i s h e r

~Dorothy Frances Gurney, "Garden Thoughts"

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Contents Water Festival Issue 2011 Feature: Unearthing Roots of Father’s Day . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Lowcountry Tee Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Editor’s Letter: Fresh from the Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Visitors Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-7 Town of Port Royal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 USMC Parris Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Feature: Certified SC Grown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Gardening Crossword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Boating Services & Tides: Beaufort River & Fripp Island Inlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-13 Fishing Feature: Kings and Cobia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Historically Speaking: Memorial Days 2011 . . . . . . . . .15 Downtown Beaufort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-18 Preserving The Past . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Local Living . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Home & Garden Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Dining & Markets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22-23 Recipes: Eat Your Veggies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Feature: Summer Solstice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Shopping & Services Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Dining & Market Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Sea Island Maps: Beaufort, Port Royal & The Surrounding Islands . . . . . . . . . .28-29 Sea Island Festival Activities and Events . . .30-31 Gift Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

Tony Santagati Publisher Pam Johnson Advertising Consultant

- Hanna Rion

Photos by: John Pilgreen

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The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.

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Volume XXiX Number 9 Sea Island Scene Magazine published by Sands Publishing Company, 34 Sams Point Rd, Beaufort, SC 29907, a division of Sands, Inc. Copyright © 2011 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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CHAPEL OF EASE Located on Lands End Road, St. Helena Island, this tiny church was built in 1748 for the convenience of plantation owners to attend church. The church was damaged by forest fire in 1886 and is an excellent example of tabby construction. 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. HENRY C. CHAMBERS WATERFRONT PARK The Waterfront Park includes a playground for children, swinging benches, a marina, and waterfront stroll. Craft and Farmers Market open Wednesdays (seasonal). 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.

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HUNTING ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE & 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. 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. ST. HELENA’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH (circa 1724) Traces it’s origin to the founding of St. Helena’s Parish in 1712 and has classic colonial interior. Of particular interest is the graveyard, whose tombstones served as operating tables during the Civil War. Located at 501 Church Street Historic Downtown.

ARE YOU IN THE SCENE? “A man who stops advertising to save money is like a man who stops a clock to save time.” -Henry Ford

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Port Royal Since Columbus discovered America in 1492, seven flags have flown over what is now the Town of Port Royal.

The town takes pride in its unique natural environment and its accessibility to that environment through its network of walking trails, community beach, boardwalk, and observation tower. Union Church

Boardwalk Observation Tower

The Union Church, also known as, “The Free Church� was the first church to be built in the historic town of Port Royal. The land was donated by David F. Appleton and in 1878 cost around $1000 to build. It is currently eligible for recognition in the National Register of Historic Places and is being renovated jointly by both the Town of Port Royal and the Historic Port Royal Foundation. These two groups plan to use the renovated building as a cultural and community center.

At Port Royal Sands Beach you will find a waterside boardwalk leading to an observation tower. This tower provides fantastic views of Port Royal, Parris Island and the surrounding area. For tourists, this is a must see, is free to access and open year-round.


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Family Day & Graduation Ceremony The Ceremony Family day and graduation take place on the last two days of recruit training. Family Day occurs Thursday and gives new Marines a chance to see family and friends for the first time during on-base liberty. Graduation is conducted Friday in a formal ceremony and parade, attended by family and friends. All recruits are issued a Graduation Packet with the battalion commander’s graduation invitation letter, and an entry/parking placard (vehicle pass) sometime around week 9 of their 12 week training cycle. But please note, it is the recruits themselves who decide who they mail their graduation packets. Parris Island personnel cannot inform you of the mailing status of a Grad Packet, or re-issue one. Please be sure to confirm the graduation date of your recruit. www.mcrdpi.usmc.mil/graduation/grad_dates.asp In order to be authorized access to the Depot, guests of family day and graduation must have entry/parking placards (vehicle passes) to properly identify their vehicles. Additional vehicle passes will be made available at the front gate. Please review the Graduation Vehicle Pass policy. www.mcrdpi.usmc.mil/graduation/veh_pass.asp Visitors are requested to stop by the Douglas Visitor Center upon arrival to check in. www.mcrdpi.usmc.mil/graduation/visitor_info.asp

In order to allow time to identify which recruits have family or visitors waiting to see them, please sign in before 9:50 am on Family Day.

Family Day 6:30 am - Java Café open in Visitor Center 7 am - Motivational Run 8 am - 7 pm Marine Corps Exchange open 8 am - Museum opens 8:15 am - All Weather Training Facility/Lyceum Open 9:30 am - Battalion Commander's Brief describing Recruit Training in the All-Weather Training Facility 9:50 am - Liberty Ceremony (on base libert commences upon conclusion of the ceremony) 10 am - 3 pm Barracks Open House 10 am - 3 pm Observation of events at Leatherneck Square 3 pm - Liberty Ends

Graduation Day The Morning Colors Ceremony (flag raising) with musical accompaniment by the Parris Island Marine Band is held Friday at 7:45 am in front of Barrow Hall. Graduation is held Friday mornings at 9:00 am on the Depot’s Peatross Parade Deck and lasts about an hour. In the event of inclement weather, graduation ceremonies will be held in two or three indoor locations, which will be announced on the morning of graduation at the Visitors Center. For complete information, see: www.mcrdpi.usmc.mil/index.asp


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LOCAL, FRESH LOWCOUNTRY FOODS The South Carolina Lowcountry is blessed with a climate that promotes a long growing season. This enables local farmers to grow a large, wonderful variety of fresh produce. Our rivers and coastal waters teem with all sorts of fresh seafood providing our residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy the absolute freshest of catches. If you are staying with us in a facility that is equipped with a kitchen, don’t forget to visit our local farmer’s and seafood markets to treat your family to a “home away from home cooked” meal or bring along a cooler to take the Lowcountry bounty back with you. In each of the counties we represent, you can find markets which will allow you to purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables. The SC Department of Agriculture has developed the Certified South Carolina program which is a cooperative effort among producers, processors, wholesalers and retailers to brand and promote local products. You can identify these products and markets by the oval label featuring a silhouette of the State. The program is also environmentally friendly because foods are transported over shorter distances - conserving fuel and cutting down on vehicular transmissions. In connection with this program, the Department of Agriculture has also developed a program known as Fresh on the Menu Restaurants. The chefs in the participating restaurants must prepare menus that include at least 25% Certified SC Grown foods and products in season and feature the Fresh on the Menu brand. Remember “Locally grown.” It’s to dine for.

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Crossword

ACROSS 2. 4. 7. 9. 11. 13. 14. 15. 18. 19. 23. 24. 25. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32.

A shallow box or tray used to start cuttings or seedlings. The preserved and compressed remains of dead bog plants. A fleshy underground stem or runner. The swollen part of a plant underground that stores energy. A small insect pest that will lay its eggs beneath the surface of developing fruits. Removing excess seedlings, to allow sufficient room for the remaining plants to grow. The art and science of gardening. An uninvited guest in gardens. Plants that live for more than two years. ‘Running to seed’ or flowering before you want. Includes any garden feature that is not a plant. A rich soil composed of clay, sand, and organic matter. Completely decayed organic matter used for conditioning soil. Refers to something derived from living organisms and is made up of carbon-based compounds. A plant which lasts for two years. The environment in which a plant is usually found growing, the factors being climate and soil. Dissolving, or moving, nutrients and minerals from the soil by running water through the soil. An ornamental vegetable or kitchen garden.

3. 5. 6. 8. 10. 12. 14. 16. 17. 20. 21. 22. 23. 26. 27.

A sugar and water substance secreted by flowers, this will attract pollinators like bees and hummingbirds searching for food. A plant that lives for one year only. A very unappreciated mover & shaker of the earth. Mother Nature's natural composter. A structure used to create shade. Made of any material, evenly spaced to let in some light. A fertilizer made from crushed animal bones. Early stages of development of a flower or plant growth. A plant grown for its medicinal or flavoring qualities, or its scented foliage. Taking seedlings from a seed bed or container and planting them where they will grow to maturity. The term used to describe the branch and leaf structure of a fern or members of the palm family. The yearly cycle in a plants life when growth slows and the plant rests. The beginning of growth in seeds, the action of sprouting, budding or shooting, above the soil. A layer of material placed over the ground, for the purposes of feeding the soil and conserving moisture. The offspring of two plants of different species or varieties of plants. Seeds, fruits, or roots (rhizomes) used to flavor cooking. A stem or flower bud that is surrounded by a mass of it’s own food supply.

DOWN 1. Any method of loosening soil or compost to allow air to circulate. 2. An organic or synthetic material added to the soil or the plant, that is important for its nutrient value.

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Boating Services BEAUFORT RIVER AT DOWNTOWN BEAUFORT Date 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Low 3:27AM 4:09AM 4:51AM 5:33AM 6:15AM High 12:39AM 1:32AM 2:28AM 3:25AM 4:22AM 5:21AM Low 12:28AM 1:27AM 2:23AM 3:16AM 4:08AM 4:56AM 5:41AM High 12:14AM 1:01AM 1:49AM 2:36AM 3:22AM 4:09AM 4:57AM 5:47AM Low 12:33AM 1:23AM 2:11AM 2:58AM

High 9:33AM 10:13AM 10:53AM 11:35AM 12:22PM Low 7:00AM 7:48AM 8:41AM 9:38AM 10:37AM 11:37AM High 6:20AM 7:19AM 8:16AM 9:11AM 10:03AM 10:53AM 11:42AM Low 6:25AM 7:07AM 7:48AM 8:31AM 9:17AM 10:05AM 10:55AM 11:45AM High 6:38AM 7:28AM 8:17AM 9:03AM

Low 3:27PM 4:11PM 4:54PM 5:39PM 6:25PM High 1:15PM 2:12PM 3:11PM 4:09PM 5:07PM 6:07PM Low 12:35PM 1:31PM 2:26PM 3:19PM 4:10PM 4:58PM 5:44PM High 12:33PM 1:23PM 2:13PM 3:02PM 3:50PM 4:37PM 5:26PM 6:15PM Low 12:35PM 1:24PM 2:12PM 3:00PM

High 9:48PM 10:27PM 11:08PM 11:51PM Low 7:15PM 8:11PM 9:13PM 10:19PM 11:25PM High 7:06PM 8:03PM 8:58PM 9:49PM 10:39PM 11:27PM

FISHING PIERS Parking & handicap access available Broad River State Highway 170 at bridge 720 feet long No Access fee

Low 6:29PM 7:14PM 8:00PM 8:51PM 9:46PM 10:45PM 11:41PM

Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park Downtown Beaufort Marina 1,200 foot seawall No Access fee

High 7:04PM 7:52PM 8:38PM 9:23PM

Paradise Pier Hunting Island State Park 1,020 feet long Access Fee


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° ° ° June 2011 COOSAW RIVER AT FRIPP INLET BRIDGE Date 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Low 2:22AM 3:04AM 3:46AM 4:28AM 5:10AM 5:55AM High 12:23AM 1:19AM 2:16AM 3:13AM 4:12AM 5:11AM Low 12:22AM 1:18AM 2:11AM 3:03AM 3:51AM 4:36AM 5:20AM 6:02AM High 12:40AM 1:27AM 2:13AM 3:00AM 3:48AM 4:38AM 5:29AM Low 12:18AM 1:06AM 1:53AM

High 8:24AM 9:04AM 9:44AM 10:26AM 11:13AM 12:06PM Low 6:43AM 7:36AM 8:33AM 9:32AM 10:32AM 11:30AM High 6:10AM 7:07AM 8:02AM 8:54AM 9:44AM 10:33AM 11:24AM 12:14PM Low 6:43AM 7:26AM 8:12AM 9:00AM 9:50AM 10:40AM 11:30AM High 6:19AM 7:08AM 7:54AM

Low 2:22PM 3:06PM 3:49PM 4:34PM 5:20PM 6:10PM High 1:03PM 2:02PM 3:00PM 3:58PM 4:58PM 5:57PM Low 12:26PM 1:21PM 2:14PM 3:05PM 3:53PM 4:39PM 5:24PM 6:09PM High 1:04PM 1:53PM 2:41PM 3:28PM 4:17PM 5:06PM 5:55PM Low 12:19PM 1:07PM 1:55PM

High 8:39PM 9:18PM 9:59PM 10:42PM 11:30PM Low 7:06PM 8:08PM 9:14PM 10:20PM 11:23PM High 6:54PM 7:49PM 8:40PM 9:30PM 10:18PM 11:05PM 11:52PM Low 6:55PM 7:46PM 8:41PM 9:40PM 10:36PM 11:28PM High 6:43PM 7:29PM 8:14PM

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


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By Capt Tom Thomas

June is the best month for big Kings and the Cobia start moving back offshore to make for some great fishing on the near offshore wrecks and live bottom areas. I prefer to slow troll with live baits and chum. Trolling live Menhaden at 1-1.5 mph really produces a lot of fun fishing in June and July. Bottom fishing or drift fishing is also very productive st Mahi, ith his fir during June Aaron w 2011 Charter April and July. It is not unusual to catch large King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Amber Jacks and Barracuda on the same trip. I target Kings from the surface to 20 feet and Cobia deeper to 40 feet. You never know what is going to bite over a wreck at slow speeds. The huge 10-foot plus sharks will also eat your big King if you don’t get him in quickly. Barracuda love to eat your Spanish Mackerel before you get them in, too. I tell my clients to reel fast! They get faster after the Cuda eat the first few Spanish. Farther out to the Gulf Stream will produce a lot of mid size and small

Mahi Mahi which are awesome to eat! It is possible to load up a limit in a couple of hours. You never know if a big Marlin or stray Wahoo is going to take your bait. We fish with 5/0 Penn International and Shimano reels loaded with 450 yards of 60 pound test just in case a big one takes the bait. Sails are also in the Gulf Stream at this time and are spectacular to watch. They will often jump and twist over 40 times in a fight! It’s a great time to be on the water and enjoy the Lowcountry fishing and beauty. You will sea Atlantic Spotted Dolphin, sea turtles, Mola Mola, flying fish and much more off shore. This is a perfect time to take the whole family for a day on the water. The winds and seas are calmer d and the 62 poun s with a Mate Mill ught May 2011 temperatures Cobia ca are around 75-90 degrees. So, give it a try. You won’t be sorry. Tight lines, Capt Tom Thomas Topgun Charters

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Historically Speaking By Gerhard Spieler

On June 15, 1995, I wrote my weekly column for the Beaufort Gazette. It dealt with a week-end visit to Spartanburg, S.C.. I soon found my way to an unusual monument in the center of town, dedicated to bridging the gap existing at the time of its 1881 construction between Northern and Southern states. The Spartanburg monument failed with its endeavor to remove the walls which separated North and South. Most Southern town squares continued to preserve their Confederate soldiers monuments, just as New England town squares kept their monuments of Union soldiers. Beaufort, S.C., traditionally, maintains two Memorial Days each year. On May 10th, is South Carolina’s Confederate Memorial Day, on which the 117 graves in the National Cemetery are

decorated, each one with a Confederate Flag by members of the local UDC (United Daughters of the Confederacy) and the members of the SCV (Sons of the Confederate Veterans). On the last Monday in May, South Carolina joins the Nation in commemorating the day named by President Lincoln as National Memorial Day, observed by parades, veterans organizations and surviving members of Black Union soldiers dating back to days of the War Between the States. Unlike most Southern towns, many Black Beaufort men were enlisted into the Black Regiments of the Union Army. After the wars end in 1865, the Black soldiers formed their own veterans groups. (Including construction of a local Grand Army Hall).

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Downtown Beaufort The coastal Lowcountry area is home to a multitude of golf courses, beach-side campgrounds, marsh landscapes, canoe friendly waterways, and a host of family-oriented 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 and lush landscapes. This is a town where civil war history meets sweet southern style and every corner you turn brings something new to discover.

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Downtown Beaufort 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 Cat Island Gill & Pub, Japanese at Fuji, Seafood at Sweetwater, Beaufort’s sea islands are grilling, sauteing and seasoning up some tastetastic 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

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Downtown Beaufort 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! The community of Beaufort is growing. According to the Census Bureau, in 2008 the median population was 11,755. Today, Beaufort’s estimated population is around 14,000 and the whole of Beaufort County is in excess of 150,000 today. Not only is the town building new homes, we are filling these new homes! The town is not only attractive to locals, but to day-trippers as well. The state of South Carolina is home to almost five million residents, many of whom we welcome for weekend stays. This state is bordered in the north by North Carolina, where it is as short as a three hour drive to reach Beaufort. Georgia, on the western border is less than an hour drive and for adventurous sunshine state residents, Florida is as short as a two-hour drive into Beaufort. Why might this information be important? Well, we’ve been expecting you! We want you to hop in your car and head on downtown. Whether coming for a simple day trip or a weekend getaway, you are a welcome and cherished guest. The Beaufortonians of southern coastal Carolina will show you hospitality sweeter than sweet tea. There is no better time to find yourself dining in Beaufort by the Atlantic Sea.


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excerpt from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antiques ~ courtesy of www.wikipedia.org

Preserving The Past An antique (Latin: antiquus; old) is an old collectible item. It is collected or desirable because of its age, beauty, rarity, condition, utility, personal emotional connection, and/or other unique features. It is an object that represents a previous era or time period in human society. The definition of antique varies from source to source, product to product, and year to year. However, a time-tested definition of antique can be considered to be objects 50-100 years old depending on desirability, rarity, condition and utility. Collectibles are, generally speaking, the possible antiques of the future and generally less than 50 years old. Antiques are usually objects which show some degree of craftsmanship, or a certain attention to design such as a desk or an

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early automobile. They are most often bought at antique shops, or passed down as an estate. Some valuable antiques can be bought from antique dealers and auction services or purchased online through websites and online auctions. Find your next treasure at The Collectors Antique Mall on Lady’s Island.

Tucked in the heart of the South Carolina Sea Islands between glimmering marshes and deep water, nestled beneath the silvery moss draped limbs of massive live oaks, you will find the Penn Center on St. Helena Island the site of one of the country’s first schools for freed slaves and one of the most significant African American historical and cultural institutions in existence today. One of the most beautiful and historically distinct of the South Carolina Sea Islands, Penn Center sits at the heart of Gullah culture, a culture that has preserved more of their African linguistic & heritage than any other African-American community in the U.S. The 50 acres of the historical campus of Penn School. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1974, it is a part of the Penn School Historic District which is comprised of nineteen buildings related to and used by Penn School—Brick Church, Darrah Hall, one of the oldest buildings on St. Helena Island, old burial grounds, Gantt Cottage where Martin Luther King Jr. lodged, a Nature Trail, Chowan Creek, acres of pines, native flora and fauna. Please join us for the 25th Annual Gullah Festival, May 27-29 at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park with additional venues throughout Historic Beaufort. On behalf of the Penn Center Board of Trustees and the Sea Island Community, we welcome you to our family and look forward to your visit. For, in the words of the Gullah people—“when oonuh dey yuh, oonuh dey home”—when you are here, you are home. 2011 June l Tell Them You Saw It in Sea Island Scene l 19


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Local Living In all of the early literature of the sea islands and the coastal area, there is a puzzling silence regarding flowers and gardens. Winter isn’t only marked with solemnity of green pine and cedar and cypresses. Despite occasional cold spells in Winter months, some flowers, camellias for one, bloom from November through April. Spring is the beautiful explosion. The azaleas come rioting into bloom. After, gardens are filled with the delicate pinks of mountain laurel, then rose and the magnolia. The orchestration – certainly not the silence – of flowers fills all the Carolina seasons. In Spring, huge buses pour delighted visitors to the gates before the jeweled paths. And they go away filled with wonder. Some of the earliest comments I have been able to locate come from the New England missionaries who came to Beaufort in early 1862 to minister and care for the African Americans on the islands. Edward S. Philbrick wrote to his wife from Beaufort, March 8, 1862: “We spent the greater part of the day transferring freight and baggage to the Cosmopolitan, a white river-steamer. We got started at last… in the middle of a creek called Beaufort River, between Cat Island and Port Royal Island… some of our companions got a boat and went ashore on St. Helena Island, bringing back their hands full of beautiful flowers from some private garden, peach blossoms, orange blossoms, hyacinths, fleur-de-lies, etc.” Philbrick described Beaufort as, “laid out in rectangular streets, lined with pleasant but weedy orange gardens and often shaded by live oak and sycamore trees.” Abbie Holmes Christen wrote in The Beaufort Gazette, January 10, 1908: “In this latitude, the procession of the flowers never makes more than a brief halt, and this season we have had none yet… The reign of the white camellia continues and pink sister camellia has appeared on the scene. If only some fairy god-mother could make them fragrant even the roses could hardly surpass them.

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Local Living In all of the early literature of the sea islands and the coastal area, there is a puzzling silence regarding flowers and gardens. Winter isn’t only marked with solemnity of green pine and cedar and cypresses. Despite occasional cold spells in Winter months, some flowers, camellias for one, bloom from November through April. Spring is the beautiful explosion. The azaleas come rioting into bloom. After, gardens are filled with the delicate pinks of mountain laurel, then rose and the magnolia. The orchestration – certainly not the silence – of flowers fills all the Carolina seasons. In Spring, huge buses pour delighted visitors to the gates before the jeweled paths. And they go away filled with wonder. Some of the earliest comments I have been able to locate come from the New England missionaries who came to Beaufort in early 1862 to minister and care for the African Americans on the islands. Edward S. Philbrick wrote to his wife from Beaufort, March 8, 1862: “We spent the greater part of the day transferring freight and baggage to the Cosmopolitan, a white river-steamer. We got started at last… in the middle of a creek called Beaufort River, between Cat Island and Port Royal Island… some of our companions got a boat and went ashore on St. Helena Island, bringing back their hands full of beautiful flowers from some private garden, peach blossoms, orange blossoms, hyacinths, fleur-de-lies, etc.” Philbrick described Beaufort as, “laid out in rectangular streets, lined with pleasant but weedy orange gardens and often shaded by live oak and sycamore trees.” Abbie Holmes Christen wrote in The Beaufort Gazette, January 10, 1908: “In this latitude, the procession of the flowers never makes more than a brief halt, and this season we have had none yet… The reign of the white camellia continues and pink sister camellia has appeared on the scene. If only some fairy god-mother could make them fragrant even the roses could hardly surpass them.

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Dining & Markets Coming Soon Open for Dinner Thursday-Saturday! Offering a selection of Beer and Wine.

Serving Home-made Breakfast, Sandwiches, Soups, Salads, and Ice Cream

843-524-8779

1 Merchant Lane, Suite 102 Newpoint Corners, across from the Exxon station on Lady’s Island

Seasonal Hours

Mon-Wed 7am-3pm • Thurs & Fri 7am-9pm Sat 8am-9pm • Closed Sun

www.berryislandcafe.com 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

524-2662 97 Sea Island Pkwy Ste 202 • Hamilton Village - Lady’s Island

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Gazpacho 4 cups tomato juice 1 onion, minced 1 green bell pepper, minced 1 cucumber, chopped 2 cups chopped tomatoes 2 green onions, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon dried tarragon 1 tablespoons chopped fresh chives 2 stalks of celery 1 teaspoon dried basil 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1 teaspoon white sugar Tabasco sauce (optional) salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS: Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until well-combined but still slightly chunky. Chill overnight to allow flavors to blend. Serve with crusty bread.

Marinated Grilled Vegetable Kebobs 3 zucchini 1 red onlion 1 large peeled eggplant 3 yellow summer squash 12 oz whole mushrooms 1 package cherry tomatoes

1 red bell pepper Grated parmesan 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil

DIRECTIONS: Combine the vinegar, oil and garlic. Chop the vegetables into 1-inch chunks and thread them on to 4 skewers. Place in a shallow dish and marinate them in the vinegar, oil and garlic mixture for 30 minutes turning occasionally. Preheat the grill to moderate and grill the vegetable kabobs for about 13 minutes or until they are slightly charred and soft turning once. Place on serving dish and sprinkle lightly with parmesan. (Serves 4)

Marinated Asparagus Salad 2 cups fresh asparagus tip 1 medium (1 cup) red onion, sliced 1 cup of sliced fresh mushrooms 1/4 cup low fat Greek salad dressing 2 tomatoes (2 cups), chopped Crumbled feta cheese

DIRECTIONS: Rinse the asparagus spears in cool water to remove dirt from the tips, then bend them until they break. They will snap at their natural breaking point. Throw away the woody bottoms. Heat a wide skillet filled with 1-inch of water on high heat. Once it’s boiling, place the spears in the water and boil for 3-5 minutes. Immediately after they’re cooked, rinse them under cool water in a strainer to stop the cooking and keep their bight green color. Put asparagus in a mixing bowl and toss together with the onion and mushrooms, Greek salad dressing and tomatoes. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Stir the salad up just before you serve. Serve on top of a bed of fresh baby salad greens and top with crumbled feta cheese. (Serves 4)

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Summer Solstice Bask in the Golden Hue by Dorothy Smith

Summer Solstice, which is on June 20, is essentially a geographical phenomenon. Before we delve into the depths of the whys and the hows, it would be worthwhile to make it clear at the very onset that it has a lot of other aspects that must be taken into consideration if we are to understand the vast gamut of associations that can be linked to this annual event. These aspects can be cultural, traditional or merely symbolic. If we are to fully comprehend the significance of the term ‘summer solstice’, let us begin by the geographical explanations. The sun is directly overhead a particular latitude in the north and south of the equator every year. It is the latitude of twenty three and a half degrees on either side. When the sun is on that particular latitude in the north, it is called summer solstice. Similarly, when the sun is on the same degree in the southern hemisphere, it is called winter solstice. In Latin, solstice means ‘to stand still’. This is the last latitude to have the sun directly overhead. Then on, the degrees recede and the sun is directly overhead the equator and finally, into the southern hemisphere. This is the cycle. Therefore, June 20 is the longest in the northern hemisphere and consequently, the night is the shortest. Summer solstice is the peak of summer. Snow begins to thaw in places where they had not budged previously. That is why the summer solstice is looked upon as the ‘beginning of something’ in many cultures. There are festivities and events in many regions. It can also be interpreted as a new dawn in terms of relationships. If you had been going through a rather rough patch in with your love, this is the time to let the sun pierce through the veils of darkness that have lately accumulated between the two of you. Studies suggest that people are in their cheerful best when the weather is good and breezy. The warm glow of the lovely weather does a lot of good to evaporate the drudgery that had rusted your soul during the long, dull and monotonous winter. It is time to throw of the shackles and disperse the gloomy fog. Summer Solstice is the time for celebrations galore. Anyway, you do not need an excuse to bask in the warm sunlight. Just go out and revel in the myriad colors of summer. It is a shot-lived joy that Nature herself offers us. This is the time for people who love outdoor activities. Since your energy levels are on a high, you also feel like doing work that you have been pushing around through the year! The length of the days being long, you also get a lot of time to spend outdoors. A special mention must be made of the setting sun, as Shelley put it – ‘In the golden lightning/ Of the sunken sun’. Its one of those rare pleasures in life that come to you irrespective of your social or economic status. You just need to have a heart that appreciates beauty. Make sure you have a field day!

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Shopping & Services AREA REAL ESTATE/RENTALS CROSS CREEK APARTMENT HOMES – Offering spacious, comfortable living complete with all of the modern amenities you deserve in your new home. Our homes are located in a beautiful wooded area that is conveniently located to restaurants, shopping and so much more! Plus, our exceptional management team is dedicated to providing you with only the best customer service. We offer one bedrooms starting at $609, two bedrooms starting at $745 and three bedrooms that start at $869! Visit us today to see why Cross Creek Apartment Homes is affordable living at its finest! The Home you deserve, with the Service you expect, at the price you can Afford. Call us today at (843)982-6381

ARTS/ANTIQUES/COLLECTIBLES 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. 10-5pm. 102c Sea Island Parkway. (843)524-2769

CLOTHING/SHOES/ACCESSORIES BAY STREET JEWELERS – Since 1941, an experience of passion and knowledge fueled by the love for diamonds. Let our jewelry tell your story. 902 Bay Street, Downtown Beaufort (843)524-4165. www.BayStreetJewelers.com 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 www.divineshoes.com SWEETGRASS APPAREL FOR WOMEN & MEN – At SweetGrass you can shop in a friendly atmosphere for clothing and accessories. SweetGrass carries clothing for your lifestyle, from casual to cocktail, and a full line of accessories to pull everything together. The knowledgeable staff can help you update something you have in your closet, pull together a complete outfit, or even assist you in selecting a gift for someone special. Come in and browse... you might just leave with something you can’t live without. Now carrying an outstanding line of Men’s clothing. 700 Bay Street, Beaufort. Mon-Sat 10:30am-4:30pm. (843) 379-3307. www.shopsweetgrass.com

EVERYTHING OUTDOORS AFFORDABLE PEST CONTROL LLC – We are a locally owned and operated company dedicated to quality workmanship at affordable prices. We offer longer service hours, lower rates, and a more personal

service with emphasis on integrity. Please feel free to contact us for information. Services for residential and commercial properties in Beaufort County. (843)816-0044. facebook.com/AffordablePestControl 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. www.BeaufortRiverTours.com LOWCOUNTRY DOLPHIN TOURS – Daily 1.5 hour Daytime and Sunset Dolphin Nature Cruises. Fun for all ages. Senior and Military Discounts. See our ad on page 7 for $5.00 Off Coupon. (843)838-5358. www.lowcountrydolphins.com 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. www.SanctuaryGolfCatIsland.com 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 dolphins on this trip, and the sunsets are incredible. (843)812-2934. www.TopGunCharterFishing.com

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 – 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 sculptures and delightful weavings. Gift wrapping is free and we ship daily. Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-4. 818 Bay Street. (843)525-6104. www.craftseller.com

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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. 917 Bay Street in Old Bay Marketplace. 10% off your purchase when you bring in ad from this magazine. (843)522-1716 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.

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, neighboring to the historic City of Beaufort and The Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort. www.PortRoyalSC.org

Dining & Markets 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 Mon-Fri 9-8pm. Call for Sat hours. (843)379-9222 BERRY ISLAND CAFÉ – Serving the freshest homemade sandwiches, made with Boar’s Head Deli meats and cheeses! Our AWARD WINNING soups are made from scratch daily. And we’ve been making our own ice cream since the last century! Located in Newpoint Corners on Lady’s Island. Seasonal Hours: Mon-Wed 7am-3pm; Thur & Fri 7am-9pm; Sat 8am-9pm; Closed Sun. 1 Merchant Lane, Suite 102. (843)524-8779. www.berryislandcafe.com 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

order to-go, serving sushi, a full appetizer and specialty dessert menu, beer and wine. 1370 Ribaut Road (843)524-8884 RESTAURANT FUJI – Truly unique! It’s the only Teppanyaki restaurant of its kind. Watch as your meal is cooked right 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 SWEETGRASS RESTAURANT & BAR – Waterfront bistro at Dataw Island Marina. From-scratch meals made with local ingredients. Dine on our screened porch and watch the sunset over one of our signature cocktails - all named after boats in the marina. Come by boat or car - free public gate access. Serving Lunch and Dinner 6 days a week (Mon, Tue & Thur 5-9pm; Wed-Closed; Fri-Sun 11:30am-9pm). 100 Marina Drive, Dataw Island. (843)838-2151. Reservations accepted. www.sweetgrassdataw.com

CAT ISLAND GRILL 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 Cat Island Grill & Pub. Offering 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 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, along with a wide variety of other selections that you can 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 2011 June l Tell Them You Saw It in Sea Island Scene l 27


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JUNE 2011 June 6-10 – 17th Annual Garden-A-Day Presented by the Beaufort Garden Club, Come celebrate National Garden Week and stroll through some of Beaufort’s beautiful private gardens. The tours are free and the 5-day schedule is as follows: *June 6: The sounds of water is a grace note for the lush foliage. 500 Port Republic Street, Beaufort. The garden will be open from 9:30am-12:30pm. Master Gardeners from the Lowcountry Master Gardner Assocaition will be on hand to answer your questions. Light refreshments will be served. *June 7: A lifelong love affair with statuary shows in the many life size sculptures. 137 North Hermitage Road, Beaufort. The garden will be open from 9:30am-12:30pm. Master Gardeners from the Lowcountry Master Gardner Assocaition will be on hand to answer your questions. Light refreshments will be served. *June 8: A columned pergola showcases this lovely waterfront property. 17 Dolphin Point Drive, Cat Island. The garden will be open from 9:30am-12:30pm. Master Gardeners from the Lowcountry Master Gardner Assocaition will be on hand to answer your questions. Light refreshments will be served. *June 9: This spectular garden is what happens when inspiration meets talent. 1 Hermitage Pointe, Beaufort. The garden will be open from 9:30am-12:30pm. Master Gardeners from the Lowcountry Master Gardner Assocaition will be on hand to answer your questions. Light refreshments will be served. *June 10: A garden for garden lovers. Unique specimens, cleverly displayed. 608 Hamilton Street, Beaufort. The garden will be open from 9:30am-12:30pm. Master Gardeners from the Lowcountry Master Gardner Assocaition will be on hand to answer your questions. Light refreshments will be served.

June 11-13 – Beaufort Summer Splash Tennis Tournament USTA/BTA Sanctioned Tournament (18 & up) in beautiful Beaufort, SC. 7 hard courts. 1540 Boundary Street, Beaufort. Players, prizes, goodies, Saturday players’ lunch & more! Registration deadline June 4, midnight. $31 singles/$28 1st doubles. Register online at www.btatennis.org. For more info catmcgill@embarqmail.com or (843)271-0074 June 11 – ARTworks Street Music on Paris Avenue Series Town of Port Royal, Paris Avenue, 6:30-8:30pm. FREE and open to the public. Rain location The Shed (1 block from concert site). Entertainment: Candace Woodson & The Domino Theory Band - Toured US and Europe with various well-known bands, Tony, MONDAYS Beaufort Harbormasters Rehearsals 6:45pm-9pm at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, Lady’s Island Drive. Visitors welcome. www.beaufortharbormasters.org 2ND & 4TH TUESDAYS Beaufort Writers Meeting Beaufort County Airport Conference Room Lady’s Island 5:30pm WEDNESDAYS Beaufort River Dinner Tours Trips to Dockside Restaurant from Downtown Marina 5:30pm. (843)812-2804 www.beaufortrivertours.com Beaufort Shag Club Lessons AMVETS 1831 Ribaut Rd, Port Royal 6pm www.beaufortshagclub.com (843)524-3732 The Downtown Beaufort Farmer’s Market April ~ October. 2pm-6pm Freedom Mall, Bay Street, Beaufort (In front of the Downtown Marina). FRIDAYS Habersham Marketplace 4-7pm. Fresh local produce, plants, art, home baked and canned foods, crafts and live music. 13 Market. (843)846-3444. www.habershammarketplace.com SATURDAYS Alligator Talks An informative look at our largest reptile the American Alligator. Hunting Island Nature Center. 10-10:30am www.friends-of-hunting-island-sc.org Beaufort River Tours Deprting daily from the Downtown Marina of Beaufort. Call for rates and times. www.beaufortrivertours.com (843)812-2804

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Keith and Mark formed the band in 2007. Candace, radio personality in Nashville and performer in Las Vegas, Miami and New Orleans joined in. Bring your family, friends, blankets, chairs, food & beverages and come out for an early night of fun and put your dancin’ shoes on! (843)379-2787 www.beaufortcountyarts.com June 18 – 5th Annual Beaufort River Swim Downtown Beaufort Marina. 1006 Bay Street, Beaufort. 8am-12pm. Start Time 8:05am. $40 till 6/17/11, and $50 on the Race Day. Check In: 6:30am-7:30am Pre Registered; 7:30am-8am Day of Registration. Beneficiaries: YMCA’s Learn to Swim Programs. www.beaufortriverswim.com

Farmers Market 8:30am-12:30pm. Naval Heritage Park Ribaut Road, Port Royal SUNDAYS Sweetgrass Restaurant Dataw Island. Live music from 6-9pm www.sweetgrassdataw.com DAILY African American Exhibit York W. Bailey Museum at Penn Center www.penncenter.com (843)838-2432 The Parris Island Museum The Parris Island Museum is open daily from 10am-4:30pm and 8am-4:30pm on Family and Graduation Days. Explore the long, rich legacy of the Marine Corps, as well as the exciting history of the Port Royal region. Admission is FREE. The public is welcome to visit Parris Island, access may be dependent upon current security needs. A driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance and registration are required. Boulevard de France. (843)228-3650. www.mcrdpi.usmc.mil The Sands Beach Observation Tower Boardwalk takes you along Port Royal marsh to 40-foot high multi-tiered tower for area viewing. www.oldvillageportroyal.com www.portroyal.org Verdier House Museum The Verdier House Museum in Beaufort’s National Historic Landmark District is open for tours, MondaySaturday, 10am-4pm. Guided tours are available by appointment. 801 Bay Street. (843)379-6335. www.historicbeaufort.org

June 11 – Beaufort County Gamecock Classic Golf Tournament Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island, 8 Waveland Avenue, Beaufort, 6-10pm. $100 per person - 4 person scramble, Captain’s Choice format. Proceeds to benefit USC Scholarship Athletes. (843)521-1445. www.sanctuarygolfatcatisland.com

June 14 – Flag Day June 15 – Strawberry Moon Named so by Native Americans of New England and the Great Lakes because at this time of the year, the strawberry ripens. This day also marks a total Lunar Eclipse of the moon. It is said that this eclipse will be one of the darkest eclipses ever. It will be second only to the July 16, 2000 total lunar eclipse. During the totality of the eclipse, the moon will pass in front of the center of the earth’s shadow. This will be visible in South America, Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia. the full eclipse will happen at 15:12:37 (3:12pm EST)

June 19 – Father’s Day June 19 – Juneteenth June 21 – First Day of Summer June 25 – ARTworks Street Music on Paris Avenue Series Town of Port Royal, Paris Avenue, 6:30-8:30pm. FREE and open to the public. Rain location The Shed (1 block from concert site). Entertainment: Julie Gribble - Americana/ Country Music, she loves to inspire, to reach people with her music while entrancing audiences with her modern stories of life, love & relationships. When you think about the edges of an artist like Lucinda Williams, the melodies of Allison Krauss and the likeness to Natalie Merchant, you find Julie! Bring your family, friends, blankets, chairs, food & beverages and come out for an early night of fun and put your dancin’ shoes on! (843)379-2787 www.beaufortcountyarts.com

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