There are many different kinds of boating accessories to outfit a boat with whether it is to make it look better or perform better. The most important boat accessories though are safety items, which ensure safer voyages for everyone.
Lifejackets are vital boating accessories to have even if you are not traveling far. No matter what happens on the water the chance of something going wrong and having to leave the boat is a possibility every person who steps on a boat should be prepared for. Boating accessories such as lifejackets can be used whenever the passengers of the boat need to be in the water. Even if you are an expert swimmer, lifejackets are required boating accessories considering you could be miles from shore or caught in a current carrying you away from land. Itâ€™s important to have different sizes of lifejackets for children and adults. Obviously an adult life jacket will not fit a child properly and this can be very dangerous should the child end up in the water.
Flares are important boating accessories to carry on a boat. You never know when something could go wrong with the boat and letting others know there is a problem by firing a flare will bring help. Even if there is nothing wrong with the boat there are many other possibilities when using a flare is useful. Flares are to be used when you need to signal somebody for any reason whatsoever. Along the lines of flares for boating
accessories for safety, flare guns can also be used to send any signal of distress. Once the flare has been ignited, help will soon be on its way.
Radios can be life savers as they can call ports, other boats, or even the coast guard in case of an emergency. Sometimes boats are far away from anything and if something happens where you need help radios are important boating accessories to have. Being able to communicate in any way with others is needed on a boat as many times the boat is far from any help. Radios can bring help regardless of how far away from land the boat is and for this reason they are important boating accessories for safety. Boating can be an exciting and relaxing way to spend time on the water. Being in the open water, or even close to shore, many things can go wrong whether it be with the boat or with a person on the boat. Preparing for the worst is the safest way to go and by using boating accessories for this purpose it will ensure all safety issues are covered. Taking precautions and using safety boating accessories make the experience that much more enjoyable as it makes it safe as well.
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By Gerhard Spieler
Travelers from the north on their way to Florida, by way of U.S. 17, wishing for a stop at Beaufort inevitably come to the Gardens Corner crossroads and U.S. 21, the highway to Beaufort. A 1931 Bradstreet Guide to South Carolina listed Garden’s Corner “with one commercial establishment, under the name of Mrs. J.R. Garvin, general store and gasoline.” There is no mention of Gardens Corner in the 1905 Walter Edgar’s “South Carolina Encyclopedia”, except an oblique reference in the article on Alexander Garden (1730-1791), Physician, naturalist: “When the Revolutionary War began in 1775, Garden sympathized with the grievances of the colonists, but had no personal reason to desert the British Crown. At the end of the war, Garden and other Loyalists were stripped of their property and banished from the country.” The term “Gardens Corner” was derived from the plantation home of Dr. Alexander Garden and the roads near which it was located and wooded area which furnished the naturalist with many of his botanical specimens, including the gardenia, which was named after him, which he sent to England and to Europe.
Dr. Alexander Garden left South Carolina for England, along with other Loyalists in December 1782, “having lost virtually everything for which he had worked, though he had taken no active part in the war.” With him were his wife and daughter, settling in London, where he died on April 15, 1791. His only son remained in South Carolina, serving on Gen. Nathanael Greene’s staff “as an aide with the rank of major, from March, 1781 to the end of the Revolution in 1783.” To confuse the story even more was the mention in “South Carolina Genealogies”, “The following notice of the marriage appears in the South Carolina Gazette for Saturday, February 2, 1765: “The 17th was married at Sheldon…in Prince Williams Parish, Benjamin Garden, Esq. to Miss Amalia Godin.” The “South Carolina Genealogies” continued “at the outset of the Revolution, Benjamin Garden was lieutenant colonel of the Granville County Regiment, Militia of South Carolina.”
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The Beaufort lifestyle is very special in many ways but there's nothing better than heading out on the boat in to the wide open spaces of one of our many rivers, creeks or the Atlantic ocean and enjoying a day on the water. Many were the days I would have my kids pack up their beach bags, get into their bathing suits email@example.com and we'd leave on my boat with a lunch of fried chicken and soda and head out into Beaufort’s Intracoastal Waterway to explore the open waters. Sometimes we would just spend the day on the boat fishing or swimming but most times I’d take them out to one of the local sandbars and enjoy the temporary island in the river that the low tide bestowed upon us. They would build sand castles that would eventually be engulfed in water and sunken in by the wakes of passing boats or the returning high tide, giving them an exercise in futility to say the least. A trip to the sandbars is always a special treat. Everybody seems to be there on the weekends, like a bustling hub, a melting pot of Beaufortonians from every walk of life, all ready to enjoy a day together. We would tie up to our friends boats and watch our kids play together. Sharing the experience with our fellow boaters as we all take part in the rich water life that Beaufort continues to give its citizens is something that only a local can understand. We would watch the sunset over the horizon and enjoy the splendor that Beaufort’s waterways have to give. One of my fondest memories was seeing the look on my children’s faces when they would see dolphins swimming along side of the boat. The pure excitement in their eyes and that childhood curiosity of marine wildlife made boating with my children that much more worthwhile. They would ask me all kinds of questions as if I alone had the answers to the universe and beyond. The look of awe in their eyes as a blue heron or pelican flew by and scooped its meal out of the water below was something to behold. Beaufort’s rivers offer a plethora of things to do and ways to enjoy one of the area’s most plentiful natural resources and a boat is the only right way to enjoy the spoils of Beaufort’s River. Here almost everyone has a boat and if they don’t have a boat, they have a close friend that does. Whether its a sailboat, or a cruiser, a fishing boat or a dinghie, boats are almost a necessity in a town like Beaufort and nothing quite compares to feeling the wind blow through your hair and feeling the salt water spray at you face while you cruise through the waves at 40 miles per hour as the sun beats down on your skin. Beaufortonians truly understand the power of the water. It can give you life, by providing food for you and your family, and it can also take life away as those of us who have lost a loved one to the rivers can attest. Each year, we celebrate the river with our annual Water Festival, honoring our boating ritual every year with the Blessing of the fleet. We are proud boaters and this is a town where we always will be. Truly boating in Beaufort is a significant part of Lowcountry culture.
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Contents Water Festival Issue 2011 Feature: Crucial Accessories for Safe Boating . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Historically Speaking: Gardens Corner – A Gateway to Beaufort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Editor’s Letter: Explore the Open Waters . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Visitors Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-7 Town of Port Royal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 USMC Parris Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Feature: Memorial Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Boating Crossword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Boating Services & Tides: Beaufort River & Fripp Island Inlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-13 Feature: Spring Maintenance for Used Boats . . . . . . . . . . .14 Lowcountry Tee Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Downtown Beaufort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-18 Preserving The Past . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Local Living . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Home & Garden Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Dining & Markets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22-23 Recipes: Strawberry Season Fun Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Feature: Mothers Day And It’s Origin . . . . . . . . . . . . . .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
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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.
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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.
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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, â€œThe Free Churchâ€? 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.
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
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for all who have died serving our nation. Many cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of the holiday. In 1966 Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, was officially declared by Lyndon Johnson to have started in Waterloo N.Y. Officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, it was first observed May 30, 1868. Flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate Soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial day is now celebrated in almost every state on the last Monday in May. It was declared National Holiday with the National Holiday Act of 1971. The South refused to acknowledge the day and honored their dead on separate days until after World War I. The holiday then became in honor of all war veterans and not just Civil War veterans. Several southern states still have a separate day for honoring Confederate soldiers. These states are Texas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Louisiana, and Tennessee. Many Americans have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. In Dec. 2000 the â€œNational Moment of Remembranceâ€? resolution was passed to re-educate Americans about the holiday. It asks that at 3pm local time all Americans pause and observe the holiday in their own way. In 2004, Washington D.C. held its first Memorial Day parade in over 60 years. Today, Memorial Day is still celebrated at Arlington National Cemetery much like it was on the original day. A small American flag is placed on each grave and a speech is given honoring the dead. A wreath is placed on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. About 5,000 people attend the ceremony annually, around the same number that originally attended. 10 l Tell Them You Saw It in Sea Island Scene l 2011 May
Right side of boat
A wave or rippling of water caused by a boatâ€™s passge as it travels through the water.
To swing or steer off course, as when running with a quartering sea
Front of a boat
A small shelter cabin in a boat.
A heavy weight used to secure a boat in a body of water.
10. An opening in a boat's deck fitted with a watertight cover.
A compartment for passengers or crew.
13. Over the side or out of the boat.
Loose, not on moorings or towline
15. The art and science of conducting a boat safely from one point to another.
Horizontal water movement caused by either tides, wind or normal water flow
17. The kitchen area of a boat.
11. On or within the boat
18. Flat part of the stern
12. When the boat turns over and empties you into the water.
20. On a boat, the direction near or at the back of the boat (stern)
14. The greatest width of the boat.
22. Floating road signs on the water
16. The position of anchor as it is raised clear of the bottom.
23. The wheel or tiller controlling the rudder
19. When a boat is fastened to a pier or anchored
24. Away from the direction of the wind.
20. Touching or fast to the bottom
25. A record of courses or operation.
21. The backbone of a vessel
26. A small open boat often used as a tender for a larger craft.
22. Varnished woodwork and/or polished metal.
30. Toward the direction from which the wind is coming.
23. Structure or structural body of a boat
31. The rise and fall of water caused by the gravitational forces of the moon and sun
27. The direction a boat is pointed
33. Left side of boat
28. A loading platform extending at an angle from the shore. 29. The location from which a vessel is steered and its speed controlled. 32. To put an item in its proper place.
solutions to last issues puzzle on page 27
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 31
Low 2:33AM 3:14AM 3:54AM 4:33AM 5:11AM 5:50AM High 12:07AM 12:54AM 1:47AM 2:45AM 3:44AM 4:44AM 5:44AM Low 12:45AM 1:44AM 2:40AM 3:34AM 4:26AM 5:16AM 6:04AM High 12:40AM 1:33AM 2:25AM 3:16AM 4:05AM 4:53AM 5:43AM Low 12:26AM 1:14AM 1:59AM 2:43AM
High 8:46AM 9:26AM 10:03AM 10:39AM 11:15AM 11:52AM Low 6:31AM 7:16AM 8:06AM 9:01AM 10:02AM 11:03AM 12:02PM High 6:44AM 7:42AM 8:38AM 9:31AM 10:23AM 11:14AM 12:06PM Low 6:51AM 7:38AM 8:27AM 9:17AM 10:08AM 10:58AM 11:45AM High 6:32AM 7:21AM 8:08AM 8:52AM
Low 2:37PM 3:17PM 3:56PM 4:35PM 5:15PM 5:55PM High 12:35PM 1:27PM 2:24PM 3:25PM 4:25PM 5:26PM 6:26PM Low 12:58PM 1:53PM 2:46PM 3:38PM 4:29PM 5:18PM 6:07PM High 1:00PM 1:55PM 2:48PM 3:40PM 4:30PM 5:19PM 6:08PM Low 12:31PM 1:16PM 2:00PM 2:43PM
High 8:59PM 9:37PM 10:13PM 10:49PM 11:26PM Low 6:39PM 7:28PM 8:24PM 9:28PM 10:36PM 11:43PM High 7:24PM 8:21PM 9:14PM 10:06PM 10:57PM 11:48PM Low 6:55PM 7:44PM 8:38PM 9:36PM 10:37PM 11:34PM High 6:56PM 7:42PM 8:26PM 9:08PM
FISHING PIERS Parking & handicap access available Broad River State Highway 170 at bridge 720 feet long No Access fee Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park Downtown Beaufort Marina 1,200 foot seawall No Access fee Paradise Pier Hunting Island State Park 1,020 feet long Access Fee
° ° ° May 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 31
Low 1:28AM 2:09AM 2:49AM 3:28AM 4:06AM 4:45AM 5:26AM 6:11AM High 12:38AM 1:36AM 2:35AM 3:35AM 4:35AM 5:35AM Low 12:39AM 1:35AM 2:29AM 3:21AM 4:11AM 4:59AM 5:46AM High 12:24AM 1:16AM 2:07AM 2:56AM 3:44AM 4:34AM 5:23AM Low 12:09AM 12:54AM 1:38AM
High 7:37AM 8:17AM 8:54AM 9:30AM 10:06AM 10:43AM 11:26AM 12:18PM Low 7:01AM 7:56AM 8:57AM 9:58AM 10:57AM 11:53AM High 6:33AM 7:29AM 8:22AM 9:14AM 10:05AM 10:57AM 11:51AM Low 6:33AM 7:22AM 8:12AM 9:03AM 9:53AM 10:40AM 11:26AM High 6:12AM 6:59AM 7:43AM
Low 1:32PM 2:12PM 2:51PM 3:30PM 4:10PM 4:50PM 5:34PM 6:23PM High 1:15PM 2:16PM 3:16PM 4:17PM 5:17PM 6:15PM Low 12:48PM 1:41PM 2:33PM 3:24PM 4:13PM 5:02PM 5:50PM High 12:46PM 1:39PM 2:31PM 3:21PM 4:10PM 4:59PM 5:47PM Low 12:11PM 12:55PM 1:38PM
High 7:50PM 8:28PM 9:04PM 9:40PM 10:17PM 10:58PM 11:45PM Low 7:19PM 8:23PM 9:31PM 10:38PM 11:40PM High 7:12PM 8:05PM 8:57PM 9:48PM 10:39PM 11:31PM Low 6:39PM 7:33PM 8:31PM 9:32PM 10:29PM 11:21PM High 6:33PM 7:17PM 7:59PM
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
The temperature is warming and its that time again and I’m sure everyone is as anxious to get back out on the water as I am. Its tempting to pull off the cover and just go, but there are 5 things you should take care of first to avoid the maiden voyage from Hades, well you get my point. First Step on the list is the battery. I can’t stress this enough. If you make it away from the dock and your battery isn’t 100% you’re asking to be towed back. Check the water in each cell unless it is a sealed battery and add if needed. Charge fully and keep the first trip short in case you do need assistance. Second Step is changing the oil. If you didn’t do this last fall, now is the time. You can take care of this while the battery is charging. If you have never done this it may be a little different than changing it in the family car. Most of the time you need a small pump with a tube that is fed down the dipstick tube and the oil is pumped out. Make sure to warm the engine slightly to thin the oil and suspend any contaminates (but not to hot) before removing with the pump. Place rags under the oil filter and a garbage bag around it to catch any oil that might spill when you remove it.
Make sure to put a film of oil on the filter gasket and tighten 1/4 turn past hand tight. Add oil, run the motor for one minute then check oil to make sure it is at the proper level. Third Step on the list is check the fuel filter. Most boats have at least one and most have two. My boat has four and take it from me this isn’t something you want to ignore. After sitting all winter the fuel may be contaminated with water, dirt, sludge, and I’ve pumped stuff out of my tanks that resembled jelly. Better not do this while the battery is charging. Spilled gas and electricity don’t mix. Fourth Step is to make sure all your safety equipment is on board and in working order. Life jackets, horn, flare gun and all other items required by law need to be in good shape and easily accessible. The Fifth and final Step on my list is a good cleaning. Wash, wax and vacuum. It always seems like your boat runs better when it sparkles and nothing makes you feel better than gliding across the water in something so beautiful every one wishes they were you.
There is nothing - absolutely nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. -Kenneth Graham
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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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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.
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 to the conversation in your booth. Have no worries though, the feeling will
Downtown Beaufort 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! continued page 18
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Downtown Beaufort 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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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
Lady’s Island Center, 102C Sea Island Pkwy Less than one mile from downtown Beaufort.
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 May l Tell Them You Saw It in Sea Island Scene l 19
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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Home & Garden Services Buying a new home or remodeling the one you love to live in is one of the most important investments you might ever encounter, and choosing the right builder is as important as choosing the right location. The primary goal is to find a builder with a good reputation in the town you live in. Ask around for the name of someone that will deliver a high quality home that meets your own personal interests and needs. Your home is supposed to be your sanctuary and you surely don’t want someone you don’t trust building it, now do you? The following criteria can help you through the process of selecting the right custom homebuilder. REPUTATION The best way to learn about a builder is to visit a home they have build and talk with the owners. Questions you should ask include: Are you happy with your home? Did the builder do what was promised in a timely manner? Did the builder listen to your requests? Was the builder responsive to your needs? Was your builder good on his word? Would you buy another home from this builder? QUALITY OF WORK When examining a home, inspect the quality of the finishes such as cabinetry, trim work, and paint. Ask the builder to review the list of custom features that are standard in each house as well as the safety features and product lines that are used. Always keep in mind that just because a home is less expensive that another does not mean it is a better value. Building a home requires incredible attention to detail and you should be confident that your builder values this philosophy. SERVICE Review the warranty and find out what type of service you can expect after you move into your home. Some builders provide homeowners with comprehensive closing books. These helpful books provide valuable information including how to care for the new home, as well as warranty and maintenance information on each product or appliance within the home. Sleep on It! Don’t make a quick decision when choosing a builder. Your home will take time to be built, take some time to make completely sure you have the right man for the job! Doing your homework and understanding how custom builders work will give you the confidence you need to correctly select a custom builder that’s right for your own specific needs. 2011 May l Tell Them You Saw It in Sea Island Scene l 21
Dining & Markets
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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
1 Merchant Lane, Suite 102 Newpoint Corners, across from the Exxon station on Lady’s Island
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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Strawberries began being cultivated in Europe in the 1300’s and were originally referred to as “Strewberries” because of the way the fruit was strewn among the plants. They are amongst a genus of flowering plants in the rose family. In the early 1900’s strawberries began to be commercially grown in California. California is the largest strawberry growing state followed by Florida. Strawberries are fat free and are a good source of folic acid, vitamin C, potassium and can help reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. The berries that are completely red with no green or white and a deep red are fully ripe. Picking berries in the early morning or later afternoon helps to keep them fresh longer. Stacking berries more than 5-inches or so on top of each other will damage the fruit at the bottom of the container. But if you pick too many and you need to use some up quickly, here is a recipe for Chilled Strawberry Soup.
Submitted by Charlie Nolette Berry Island Café
Chilled Strawberry Soup 1 pint strawberries 1/2 cup white wine (like a Pino Grigio) 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoon lemon juice vanilla yogurt to garnish DIRECTIONS: Top strawberries and place in blender. Add lemon zest, juice, wine, and half of the sugar to the blender and blend at a medium speed until smooth. Taste to determine if you need to add any more sugar to taste. Serve in chilled bowls and garnish with a dollop of yogurt. recipe and factoids cour tesy of pickyourown.com
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The Ancient Greek and Roman cultures can be said to be the originators of the tradition of honoring our mothers. The religious festivals and spring were the time when mothers were specifically honored. Coming to the contemporary origination of the mother’s day celebration in present day United States, it was Julia Ward Howe, author of the words of the Battle Hymn of the Republic who purported that a day should be decided upon to be celebrated as Mother’s Day. This would be a commemoration to peace according to her. However she wasn’t taken seriously, but still continued to hold mother’s day meetings in Massachusetts every year. Finally it was Mrs. Anna Jarvis who got the credit of getting mother’s day celebrations formalized in the United States. Her inspiration was her own mother, who dedicated a lifetime for the upbringing of a family of eleven children. On the second death anniversary of her mother, the second Sunday of May, she convinced her mother’s parish in West Virginia for mother’s day celebrations. Her mother’s favorite flower, the white carnation was used to decorate the church. Since then the white carnation has been a symbol of a mother who has passed away and a red one for a living mother. This though has changed over the times and now many flowers are accepted as signifying a tribute to the mother. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson declared Mother’s Day a national holiday. In the United States the traditional
way of celebrating this day is to bring your mother flowers and take her out for a special meal. The white chrysanthemum in Australia has taken the place of the white carnation as it is the most prolific flower in May. In Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Japan, Australia and Belgium, the second Sunday of May is celebrated as Mother’s Day while some other countries do that on another day. Sweden and France celebrate it on the last Sunday of May and is more like a family birthday to them. There is a great connection between Mother’s day and spring for in Lebanon it is celebrated on the first day of spring and in South Africa mother’s day celebrations happen on the first Sunday of May. The festival Durga Puja in honor of the divine mother is celebrated as a ten day elaborate afair in India. In Spain and Portugal mother’s day is celebrated on December 8th when they not only honor their own mothers but also the Virgin Mary.
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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 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 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
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THE PLANTATION GIFTSHOP AT THE FRAMPTON HOUSE – A truly unique shopping experience. Tasteful gifts including South Carolina merchandise, books, candles, historic reproductions and Civil War items can be found in this restored 1868 plantation home at I-95, Exit 33.
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
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 5 days a week (closed Wednesday/Thursday). 100 Marina Drive, Dataw Island. (843)838-2151. Reservations accepted. www.sweetgrassdataw.com
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 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 2011 May l Tell Them You Saw It in Sea Island Scene l 27
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MAY 2011 May 1 – MCAS Beaufort Blue Angels Air Show - “100 Years of Naval Aviation” Marine Corps Air Station, 9am-5pm. Highway 21 North of Beaufort, Beaufort. Tickets on line for “Premium Seating”. FREE and open to the public. Performers: (Check on line schedule for daily line up): U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Red Eagle Air Sports, Mike Goulian, Chuck Aaron and the Red Bull Helicopter, Patty Wagstaff (Aerobatics Champion), GEICO Skytypers Airshow Team, DAV Flight Team, Huey Helicopter and Rob Reider (Announcer). www.beaufortairshow.com May 1 – USCB Festival Series USCB - Performing Arts Center, 5-7pm. 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort. Tickets start at $40. Music: Schubert, Luciano, Mozart, Dvorak Performers: Edward Arron (Cello and Host), Yehonatan Berick (Violin), Carmit Zori (Violin), Nicholas Cords (Viola), Hsin-Yun Huang (Viola). (843)208-8246. www.uscb.edu/festival series May 2 – Bill Verity Cup Pro-Am Charity Golf Tournament Bill Verity Cup Pro-Am Charity Golf Tournament at the Sanctuary Golf Club on Cat Island to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Beaufort. 8 Waveland Ave. (843)575-5430 or www.bgclowcountry.org May 5 – Beaufort Symphony Orchestra American Salute! From Gould to Gershwin USCB - Performing Arts Center, 8-10pm. 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort. Adults $35, Youth through High School $5. Season Subscriptions on our website (843)524-3593; (843)838-9309. Individual tickets at the Beaufort Orchestra’s website www.beaufortorchestra.org or Call Ticket Fusion (toll free) (877)548-3237 Remaining tickets at the door, if available. May 6 – Shaggin' with a Taste Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, 6-10pm. Friday night is Shag Night so bring your dancin’ shoes! We are excited to welcome DJ Jim Bowers to come play and make sure everyone has a great time. Admission is free and gates open at 6pm. A dance floor will be set up under the Pavillion for the serious shaggers. Don’t know how to Shag? No Problem!! The Beaufort Shag Club will have a 30 minute tutorial at 7pm, so come out and learn the basic steps.
May 6 & 7 – 12th Annual Taste of Beaufort Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, 11am-5pm. Come see what’s on the Menu! Admission is FREE!! With nearly 20 restaurants participating this year, you’re guaranteed at least 60 different dishes to ‘taste’. We challenge you to find room for it all! Get ready to pop your buttons after indulging in everything from Lowcountry favorites like shirmp burgers, shrimp ’n grits, & crab cakes to traditional American favorites like pizza, chicken wings, and hot dogs. May 8 – Beaufort Symphony Orchestra American Salute! From Gould to Gershwin USCB - Performing Arts Center, Matinee 3-5pm. 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort. Adults $35, Youth through High School $5. Season Subscriptions on our website (843)524-3593; (843)838-9309. Individual tickets at the Beaufort Orchestra’s website 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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Competition. 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
www.beaufortorchestra.org or Call Ticket Fusion (toll free) (877)548-3237 Remaining tickets at the door, if available. May 8 – Old Sheldon Sunday Prayer Service The Parish Church of St. Helena, 12-3pm. Old Sheldon Church Ruins, US 21 North about 1/2 mile past Gardens Corner, Turn right on Old Sheldon Church Road. FREE and open to the public. Bring your picnic lunch, chairs, blankets, family and friends to enjoy this worship service and then spend the afternoon enjoying the beauty of the area. (843)522-1712 www.sthelenas1712.org May 14 – ARTworks Street Music on Paris Avenue Series Town of Port Royal, Paris Avenue, 6:30-8:30pm. FREE and open to the public. Entertainment: Malia, 2010 Winner of Beaufort’s Hidden Talent
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
May 20 – AMIkids - 20th Annual Croquet Tournament & Picnic Marshland (Old Point park area), 501 Pinckney St, Beaufort. 5:30-8pm. Sign up now as space is limited! Team = up to 8 players (four couples). $400 per team; $50 per Spectator for Saturday and includes Captain’s Party Friday night. Join us for a fun sporting and social event... expertise at croquet is not a requirement for an enjoyable time! Be a sponsor, cash donations help or donate an item to our “Silent Auction”. Proceeds to benefit AMIkids (formerly Beaufort Marine Institute) a residential facility for at risk youth. (843)846-2128/3149 or (843)524-3770 www.bmikingsforkids.org May 21 – AMIkids - 20th Annual Croquet Tournament & Picnic Brays Island Plantation, 115 Brays Island Drive (off Hwy 21 by Old Sheldon Church Rd) Sheldon, SC. 11am-4pm. Sign up now as space is limited! Team = up to 8 players (four couples). $400 per team; $50 per Spectator for Saturday and includes Captain’s Party Friday night. Join us for a fun sporting and social event... expertise at croquet is not a requirement for an enjoyable time! Be a sponsor, cash donations help or donate an item to our “Silent Auction”. Proceeds to benefit AMIkids (formerly Beaufort Marine Institute) a residential facility for at risk youth. (843)846-2128/3149 or (843)524-3770 www.bmikingsforkids.org May 27-29 – 25th Annual Gullah Festival Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park with additional venues throughout Historic Beaufort. The Gullah Festival of South Carolina celebrates and recognizes the history, customs, cultures, language and accomplishments of the African Americans of the lowcountry. (843)525-0628. For More Information visit www.thegullahfestival.com May 28 – ARTworks Street Music on Paris Avenue Series Town of Port Royal, Paris Avenue, 6:30-8:30pm. FREE and open to the public. Entertainment: TBD - Watch for details coming soon! 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
May 30 – Memorial Day Looking for an event location? Visit the maps on pages 28-29 to help find any event or business you see on the pages of Sea Island Scene.
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