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Contents Water Festival Issue 2013

Water Festival

Who would have thought that, in 1955 when the Water Festival was started, it would become as big of an event as it is today. The festival went from a small town celebration to an event that tens of thousands of people a year flock to from all over. What has never changed has been the meaning behind the event itself. The Water Festival was always about getting together and celebrating the waterways of Beaufort County which helped to build what Beaufort is today. It is our way to thank the water for those blessings. More importantly it is our way to get together as neighbors, friends, and townspeople to meet, congregate, network, and just be with each other in mutual celebration of that which we all love and owe homage to and for the sustenance it provides us, the Beaufort River and the waterways!

Editor’s Letter: Water Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Gift Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Visitors Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4, 5 Feature: Hunting Island - A Vistors Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Crossword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Downtown Beaufort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8, 9 Sea Island Festival Activities & Events . . . .10, 11 Water Festival Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Feature: Preserving the Past - Gullah History . . . . . . . . . . .12 Town of Port Royal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Feature: Local, Fresh Lowcountry Foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Recipes: Mouthwatering Summertime Recipes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Dining & Markets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16, 17 Feature: Hurricane Preparedness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Tides: Beaufort River & Fripp Island Inlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Shopping & Services Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Dining & Market Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Sea Island Maps: Beaufort, Port Royal & The Surrounding Islands . . . . . . . . . .22-23 USC Beaufort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think. - Robert Henri

Have a safe and happy Water Festival! Cover by: John Pilgreen

Sea Island Scene Pu b l i s h e r Tony Santagati Publisher Pam Johnson Advertising Consultant 34 Sams Point Road Beaufort, S.C. 29907 (843) 522-2111 Out of Town/Toll Free: 1-800-868-6856 Member of Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce

Volume 31 Number 9

Sea Island Scene Magazine published by Sands Publishing Company, 34 Sams Point Rd, Beaufort, SC 29907, a division of Sands, Inc. Copyright ©2013 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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HEADQUARTERS Fine chocolates and other confections made on the premises. Monday-Saturday 10am - 6pm Sunday 1pm - 5pm Shipping Available

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Limit one per customer ~ Offer good thru August 31, 2013 Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Visitors Guide

BEAUFORT NATIONAL CEMETERY Located on Boundary Street, it was one of the first cemeteries established during the Civil War, it is one of the few that contains both Confederate and Union dead. BOARDWALK OBSERVATION TOWER 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 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, damaged by forest fire in 1886, is an excellent example of tabby construction. FORT FREMONT HISTORICAL PARK A unique, unspoiled example of a Spanish American War Era fortification in a beautiful natural setting with many diverse habitats. Located on St. Helena Island, the Fort Fremont 15 acre site was purchased by Beaufort County through the Beaufort County Rural and Critical Land Program and the Trust for Public Lands as a historic site and public park. 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). HUNTING ISLANDLIGHTHOUSE & 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. 4 l Tell Them You Saw It in Sea Island Scene l 2013 Water Festival

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JOHN MARK VERDIER HOUSE Within the town of Beaufort are 90 historic homes and buildings. The earliest of these dates back to the early 1700’s. Beaufort’s only historic home open the the public is the John Mark Verdier House located in Historic Downtown at 801 Bay Street and is an excellent example of a federal-style house. Open Mon-Sat for guided tours. For tickets call (843) 379-6335. 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. 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 Road. State Hwy 21, fifteen miles from Beaufort. 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. UNION CHURCH 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.

5,700 square feet of Furniture, Collectibles & Interior Design. Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm Lady’s Island Center 102C Sea Island Pkwy Less than one mile (and across the bridge) from downtown Beaufort.


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Beach Our island faces the Atlantic Ocean on its eastern shore and provides access to sandy beaches and rolling surf. The natural beauty of the South Carolina coast cannot be matched. Hunting Island is a barrier island, nature’s first defense against the onslaughts of the Atlantic Ocean. Its four miles of beachfront take a tremendous pounding from the sea. Nature Trails Visitors to the park will find the hiking experience much more enjoyable with the addition of the new signage, which covers over seven miles divided into eight different trails of varying lengths, from 1/4 to 2-1/4 miles. With names like Scenic Overlook, Diamondback and Lighthouse, the wooded and waterside trails allow visitors access to a rare Maritime forest and beach where wildlife and semi-tropical plants abound. New, colorcoded maps with brief trail descriptions will also be available from the Visitors Center, Nature Center and Camp Ground Store, as well as at major trailheads. Marsh Boardwalk Full Page - Non-Bleed Take a walk across pluff mud. At low tide, see snails clinging to grasses and crabs scuttling out of the sun. Taste the pungent scent of juniper. Dodge the 387 web ofxa 576 three-inch spider woven points along the trail across the islet. Hear the harsh cry of a marsh hen. 5.375" x 8" edge below the Discover the sign of raccoons at the water’s dock. Watch as an egret lifts off without a sound, white against the blue. If you are lucky, a bottlenose dolphin may surface in the creek before your eyes. Lighthouse Originally constructed of brick in 1859, the structure was built to guide vessels along the coast between Charleston and Savannah, Georgia. Its distinctive black and white coloring by day and flashing white light at night warned ships away from dangerous shoals, sandbars, and reefs. During the Civil War, Confederate soldiers destroyed the light station to prevent the Union Army from using it for navigation. Nature Center Be sure to visit the Hunting Island Nature Center. Go as far south on Hunting Island as you can. When you reach the Fripp Inlet Bridge, turn left. As soon as you get out of your car, you will be greeted by a beautiful water garden. The garden, with its waterfalls, carefully selected plants and strategically placed bird feeders, is designed to welcome a variety of birds, butterflies, and small animals. Accessibility Campground received this all terrain wheelchair donated by the Friends of Hunting Island. With the newly completed handicap-equipped restroom and the installed mobi-mat, handicapped visitors will be able to enjoy camping and the beauty of Hunting Island beaches.

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“Water” Festival Crossword



2. Proverb telling us to watch out for the quiet ones!

1. The source and upper part of a stream

4. Favorite bar or pub

3. Soaked

8. 1964 Republican nominee for president 10. a pumping station

5. Money paid for transportation of goods, etc., by water

16. mist

6. Nixon’s downfall

17. Book by Pat Conroy

7. Plant with large, flat, floating leaves

18. A type of Flemish stew traditionally made with fish

9. Battle during the Napoleonic Wars

20. Marlon Brando movie

11. A golden retriever would qualify as one of these

21. A hurricane can bring these

12. High proof alcohol

24. the fore part of a ship’s prow

13. Bob Dylan song

27. Don’t throw out the baby with this

14. Cezanne used this medium in his paintings

28. Book by James Fenimore Cooper

15. Nymph

29. A wash or lotion for application to the eyes

19. an opposing current

31. Very appetizing 32. used to help stay afloat while learning to swim 33. Not good for your plants 34. a plant of the mustard family used in salads 35. Edible button shaped tuber

22. Bathroom 23. Not salt water 25. You owe more on your house than it’s worth 26. Great place to gossip 30. Connecticut city on the Naugatuck River

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Historic Beaufort Explore all of the possibilities for shopping, dining, site seeing and services from Downtown to Uptown!

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JULY/AUGUST 2013 July 8-12 – ARTblast Summer Camp ~ All about the oddities 2127 Boundary St, Beaufort. 6:30pm. ARTblast is an opportunity for children and young adults to experience art in different mediums and themes: Learn to create works of art from odd and unusual things. For more information call (843)379-2787 or visit July 13 – Cornhole Tournament Live Oaks Park, Old Village Port Royal. Starting at 9:30am - play begins at 10am. Sponsored by DA Roofing. $30 per 2-person team. Participants must be 12 years or older. Applications must be submitted by June 29 to receive a t-shirt. Awards presented to the top 2 teams. For more information call (843)524-0600 or visit July 19-28 – 58th Annual Beaufort Water Festival Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Historic Downtown Beaufort. 12 noon-12am. A ten day event which includes music, food, crafts and art, the blessing of the fleet, and many special events. No coolers or professional photography permitted during nightly events. For more information call (843)524-0600 or visit July 20 & 27 – Holistic Shakespeare 2127 Boundary St, Beaufort. 6:30pm. Acting classes at ARTworks. Acting Shakespeare’s Text; Physicalizing Shakespeare; Shakespeare in Context. Lead by Debra Charlton, author of Holistic Shakespeare: An Experiential Learning Approach. To add your name to the waiting list call (843)379-2787or visit July 25 – Boy Scouts of America 1st Annual Golf Classic Old Tabby Links, Spring Island. Registration at 8:30am / Shotgun Start at 10am. Sponsored by The Lowcountry District Boy Scouts of America. Individual Entry, $225; 4 Person Team, $900; Hole Sponsor, $150. Proceeds go to support Coastal Carolina BSA’s Lowcountry District serving 1100 youth in Beaufort and Jasper counties. Jake Baker, (843)226-1015 or email

July 27, August 3, August 10 – Kazoos on Vacation with Rick Hubbard 2127 Boundary St, Beaufort. 6:30pm. Hit family show of Music, Comedy, and Fun is where your kids are the stars and the kazoos are free— because we’re on vacation while the bubble canon works overtime. Rick Hubbard celebrates more than a decade of providing positive family entertainment throughout the United States, and every moment has been KAZOOBIE! Rick invented the word, “kazoobie,” to describe his performance. It means “exceptional, fun, and involving everyone.” Audience involvement is the key, and no entertainer in America gets more audience members into the show than Rick Hubbard.

SECOND TUESDAYS Beaufort Writers Meeting 4:30-6pm, Lady’s Island Airport. (843)524-9119 THIRD THURSDAYS Storytelling Tim Johnston hosts short story readings at Short Story America’s office in Beaufort Town Center, 7pm. (843)524-7800 SECOND SATURDAYS “Yappy” Hour 3:30-4:30pm. It’s fun for two and four-legged friends. Come on down to the Habersham Dog Park to schmooze and sniff, nip some snacks and kick-up some dirt! BYOB snacks for the pooches and don’t forget your bug spray! MONDAYS THRU SATURDAY The 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 St. (843)379-6335 or WEDNESDAYS The Beaufort Farmers Market New location on West Street near downtown Beaufort. The market is open from 3-7pm every Wednesday through Oct. 31. Offering locally grown produce and food from area restaurants. Organizers hope to add craft offerings as the season continue. Beaufort Shag Club Lessons AMVETS 1831 Ribaut Rd, Port Royal 6pm(843)524-3732. FRIDAYS Habersham Marketplace 4-7pm. 13 Market. The Farmer’s Market complete with local and regional growers, as well as arts, crafts and specialty food vendors. Family friendly and children’s

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For a wallop of family fun, admission is Pay What You Can ($5 minimum) and kids under six years old are free.For more information call (843)379-2787or visit August 2-4 – Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™ 2013 Emancipation een de Gullah/Geechee Nation! 3-day event includes tours, receptions, presentations, and gala on St. Helena Island. For group discounts and more details, (843)838-117 or

activities will also be offered. Everyone welcome! (843)846-3444. Jasper County Farmers Market 1–6 p.m. 9935 Smart Blvd., Ridgeland. Everyone welcome! (843)717-3690. SATURDAYS Farmers Market 8:30am-12:30pm. Located in Heritage Park on Ribaut Road by the Naval Hospital. South Carolina Produce, Seafood, Beef, Cheese, Honey, Flowers & Live Music. Pick Pocket Plantation Farmers Market! 10am-4pm. Located in Beaufort across from Regions Bank on Rt 170 (Robert Smalls Parkway). Look for the big red antique tractor! (203)417-7512 or Lighthouse Center Pizza ~ Cornhole Tournaments Saturday Cornhole Tournaments: Noon to 5pm. (843)522-052781 Sea Island Parkway STE 2-3, Lady’s Island SUNDAYS 3 on 3 Basketball at Habersham Park Basketball Court 5-7pm. Free! 13 Market. Lace up those high tops and bring your team! All ages and levels welcome! If you have a team or are you looking for teammates, email: DAILY African American Exhibit York W. Bailey Museum at the Historic Penn Center is open Mon-Sat from 11am-4pm. Tour the museum’s collection on the history of the Penn School, first school for former slaves, and the Gullah culture. Gift shop: original art, books, hand-crafts, Gullah music CDs and videos. (843)838-2474.

July 8, 7pm – Tiger Eyes Indie Film Directed by Lawrence Blume. A 17 yearold girl sets out on a journey from heartbreak and confusion to transformation as she discovers love and life after tragedy. July 8-9, 7pm – Auditions for Same Time Next Year USCB Center for the Arts and the Beaufort Theatre Company will hold auditions for its upcoming production of “Same Time Next Year” by John Vogel. The romantic comedy follows Doris and George as they agree to meet every year for the next 24 years. Calls for one male and one female, age 30 to mid 40. All are encouraged to audition regardless of previous experience. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the play. No preparation is necessary. For more information call (843)521-4145 or visit July 10, 12pm – Carmen The Met Live in HD. Richard Eyre’s hit production stars Elína Garanãa as the seductive gypsy of the title, opposite Roberto Alagna as the obsessed Don José. Carmen “is about sex, violence, and racism— and its corollary: freedom,” the director says about Bizet’s drama. “It is one of the inalienably great works of art. It's sexy, in every sense. And I think it should be shocking.” July 15, 7pm – This is Martin Bonner Indie Film Writer/Director: Chad Hartigan. In this Sundance Award Winning film, two men each search in their quiet solitude to begin a new life amidst an unspoken need for encouragement and support. July 17, 12pm – Il Travatore The Met Live in HD. David McVicar’s stirring production of Verdi’s intense drama premiered at the Met in the 2008–09 season. This revival stars four extraordinary singers—Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, Marcelo Álvarez, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky—in what might be the composer’s most melodically rich score. July 18, 7pm – Dr. Stephen Wise’s - Gate of Hell The Beaufort County Historical Society is pleased to present Dr. Stephen Wise, adjunct professor at USCB and long time Advisor to the Beaufort County Historical Society will discuss his book Gate of Hell commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Battle at Battery Wagner and the resulting hospitalization of many troops to the Beaufort area hospitals. July 24, 12pm – Il Barbiere di Siviglia The Met Live in HD. One of the most beloved operatic comedies of all time, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville is presented in a production by director Bartlett Sher. Superstar tenor Juan Diego Flórez as Count Almaviva is joined by American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as Rosina and Peter Mattei in the title role of the swaggering barber. July 31, 12pm – La Traviata The Met Live in HD. Natalie Dessay stars as Verdi’s most beloved heroine in Willy Decker's stunning production, first seen at the Met in 2010. Matthew Polenzani is her lover, Alfredo, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings his stern father, Germont. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium. July 29-August 9 – Broadway Bound Theatrix Summer Camp Ages 12-15 Monday - Friday 9am-2:30pm

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58TH ANNUAL BEAUFORT WATER FESTIVAL July 19, 2013 to July 28, 2013 Visit or call (843)524-0600 to get the latest information on all events!! 5 and under are FREE to all Water Festival events except Teen Dance and River Dance. NO STROLLERS, COOLERS OR PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY permitted during nightly events. Shuttle service from Beaufort County Government Center (see events echedule for availability) FRIDAY, JULY 19 Opening Ceremony Gates open 6 pm, Ceremony begins 7 pm. Featuring the Parris Island Marine Band and a spectacular fireworks show at dusk by South East Pyrotechnics. FREE admission. Festival Art & Craft Market Noon - 7pm, Promenade, Waterfront Park SATURDAY, JULY 20 Raft Race 8-11am, Waterfront Park Badminton Tournament 9am, Waterfront Park DragonBoat Race 12-5pm, Beaufort River Festival Art & Craft Market 9am-7pm, Promenade, Waterfront Park Children’s Toad Fishing Tournament 10am-12pm, Waterfront Park Shrimp Boat Tours Noon-4pm, Waterfront Park CONCERT IN THE PARK 8pm-12am. The Chuck Courtenay Band. Gates open 7pm SUNDAY, JULY 21 Festival Art & Craft Market 9am-5pm, Promenade, Waterfront Park Boat Bingo 10am-2pm, Local Waters Shrimp Boat Tours Noon-4pm, Waterfront Park CHILDREN’S DAY 11am-3pm, Featuring shows, rides, games and prizes. Waterfront Park TEEN DANCE 6pm-9pm, Waterfront Park. DJ Jeff. Gates open 7pm. Ages 13-17 only. VALID ID REQUIRED. NO RE-ENTRY. No Shuttle Service Available. MONDAY, JULY 22 Croquet Tournament (Gold Croquet) Waterfront Park Festival Art & Craft Market 10am-7pm, Promenade, Waterfront Park MOTOWN MONDAY 8pm-11pm, Waterfront Park. Deas Guyz. Gates open 7pm, Show starts 8pm. TUESDAY, JULY 23 Croquet Tournament (Gold Croquet continue Waterfront Park

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. 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.

Festival Art & Craft Market 10am-7pm, Promenade, Waterfront Park TROPICAL TUESDAY 8pm-11pm, Waterfront Park. A1A Band and GG’s Ballroom Entertainment. Gates open 7pm, Show starts 8pm WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 Croquet Tournament (9 Wicket) Waterfront Park Festival Art & Craft Market 10am-7pm, Promenade, Waterfront Park TALENT SHOW 7pm-11pm, Waterfront Park. Gates open 6pm, Show starts 7pm THURSDAY, JULY 25 Croquet Tournament (9 Wicket continued) Waterfront Park Festival Art & Craft Market 10am-7pm, Promenade, Waterfront Park LOWCOUNTRY SUPPER 6pm-11pm, Waterfront Park. Gates open 6pm, Supper served 6pm-7:30pm. FRIDAY, JULY 26 Festival Art & Craft Market 10am-5pm, Promenade, Waterfront Park Bed Race 5pm, Bay Street, starting at Harrington St ends at Newcastle St. RIVER DANCE 8pm-Midnight, Waterfront Park. Gates open 7pm, Show starts 8pm. Must be 18 or older with valid I.D. to attend. SATURDAY, JULY 27 Festival Art & Craft Market 9am-7pm, Promenade, Waterfront Park Water Festival Grand Parade 10am-Noon, Downtown Beaufort Lowcountry Estuarium Noon-4pm, Waterfront Park Shrimp Boat Display Noon-4pm, Waterfront Park Air Show 1pm-4pm, Waterfront Park. (Beaufort River Closed) COMMODORE’S BALL 8pm-Midnight, Waterfront Park. The Holiday Band. Gates open 7pm, Show starts 8pm. SUNDAY, JULY 28 Festival Art & Craft Market 9am-3pm, Promenade, Waterfront Park Blessing of the Fleet and Parade of Boats Noon-3pm, Beaufort River, in front of Waterfront Park 3pm ~ Festival Ends

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

Open 7 Days A Week Breafast & Lunch Mon-Sat: 7am-until... Call for dinner hours

Sun: 7am-3pm 1638 Parris Avenue, Port Royal

843-379-4322 Union Church 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.

Boardwalk Observation Tower 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.

Port Royal Farmers’ Market You and your family will experience a true southern tradition of locally grown produce, fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood, and plants. Join us on Saturdays during the months of April through December from 8:30am-12:30pm as you sample locally prepared food, honey and cheese while enjoying local music and entertainment. The Port Royal Farmers’ Market is fun for the entire family! Don’t miss out on one of the best farmers’ markets in the Lowcountry! 2013 Water Festival l Tell Them You Saw It in Sea Island Scene l 13

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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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Watermelon Cooler 8 cups seeded and cubed watermelon 1 (12-ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed

1 mint sprig Ice Garnishes: watermelon wedges, mint springs

DIRECTIONS: Process watermelon, in batches, in a blender or food processor until smooth. Combine concentrate and mint sprig, and cook in a saucepan over medium-high heat 10 minutes. Stir together watermelon puree and lemonade mixture; cover and chill 8 hours. Remove and discard mint. Stir and serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.

Watercress & Orange Salad Watermelon Glazed 3 bunches watercress, trimmed 2 teaspoons grated orange peel Mini Barbequed Meatballs (about 10 cups) 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 4 medium oranges, peeled and sectioned 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/4 cup olive oil 3 tablespoons orange juice

1/4 teaspoon sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt Dash of pepper

DIRECTIONS: In a large bowl, combine watercress, oranges and walnuts. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients. Drizzle over salad; toss to coat. Yield: 12 servings.

Watermelon Salsa 2 cups Seeded watermelon; diced 1 cups Honeydew melon; diced 1 cup Jicama; peeled and diced 1 Anaheim or New Mexico green chile: roast, peel, & chop

1 cup prepared barbecue sauce 1 cup watermelon puree*

DIRECTIONS: Heat the oil in a large heavy sauté pan over medium high heat or electric skillet set on 325°. Sauté the mini meatballs until browned and hot. Reduce heat to low. Mix together the barbecue sauce and watermelon puree. Pour over the meatballs and simmer for a few minutes. Serve hot. *To make the watermelon puree, remove seeds from fresh watermelon and cut into large chunks. Place in a blender and process until smooth and well pureed. Serves 6 to 8

1 tablespoons Fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons Fresh chopped cilantro

DIRECTIONS: Mix all the ingredients together and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. This salsa will not keep well for more than a day. Yield: Approx. 3 cups Serving Ideas: Serve with baked salmon or sauteed shrimp.

Watermelon & Cucumber Salad 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1 cup water 1/2 cup sugar to taste 1 tablespoon poppy seed 1 serving salt and pepper to taste 1 bunch scallions, trimmed and chopped

2 tablespoons vegetable oil 24 - 36 frozen prepared mini meatballs

3 cups seedless watermelon balls or small chunks 2 cucumbers English cucumbers, peeled, seeded & sliced into small slices mixed baby greens

DIRECTIONS: Mix together the vinegar, water, sugar and poppy seeds in a bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the chopped scallions. Place the watermelon and cucumber in a serving bowl and pour the marinade over the top. Before serving arrange greens on a salad plate, gently toss watermelon mixture and spoon on top. May be refrigerated a couple of hours before serving.

Watercress, Avocado & Crab Finger Sandwiches 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 cup chopped cooked fresh lump or jumbo crabmeat or drained pasteurized canned lump crabmeat, flaked and cartilage removed 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper

Pinch of salt 8 slices thinly sliced white or wheat sandwich bread 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and sliced 1/2 cup loosely packed watercress (thick stems discarded), rinsed and dried Chives

DIRECTIONS: In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon chives, and lemon juice. Add crabmeat; stir with a fork to combine. Season with white pepper and salt. Arrange avocado slices on half of the bread slices. Top with crab mixture. Add watercress. Top with remaining bread slices. Trim the crusts from bread. Cut each sandwich into 3 equal pieces. (Sandwiches can be filled and refrigerated, covered tightly with plastic wrap, for one hour before serving.) Garnish with additional chives before serving. Makes 12 small sandwiches.

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Dining & Markets 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 EntreĂŠs & Combos


come with salad with Japanese ginger dressing, stir fried vegetables & choice of steamed or fried rice.


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Fuji Open Mon-Sat Lunch 11-2 Dinner 5-9:30

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ME X I CA N RES T AUR AN T Come and enjoy our freshly made specialties and our perfectly made margaritas!

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Happy Hour Daily 4-7pm

5 Sams Point Road, Lady’s Island, SC

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Dining & Markets

Pizza, Pasta & Seafood Featuring Classic Italian Cuisine

Mon-Sat ~ Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner beginning 8:00am 859 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena, SC 29920


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temperate weather lure people from miles around to explore Hunting Island, St. Helena and downtown Beaufort. The sunshine and cooling rainstorms create an environment of tranquility. Unfortunately, warm tropical oceans, moisture and light winds are the exact ingredients to make a hurricane, and I am not referring to the cocktail. As we all know the Atlantic Ocean is ripe with tropical storms and hurricanes during the summertime, specifically from June 1st through November 30th. This long season doesn’t mean that we should board up our houses and head west. Preparedness is key for surviving this hurricane season. In order to be prepared, we need to be informed. Here are the basics: WHAT IS A HURRICANE? A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone, which is basically a low-pressure system that forms in the tropics. This cyclone is accompanied by thunderstorms and in the Northern Hemisphere, a counterclockwise circulation of winds near the earth’s surface. These cyclones are categorized as follows: Tropical Depression – an organized system of clouds with defined surface and maximum sustained winds of 38 mph. Tropical Storm – An organized system of strong storms with a defined surface and maximum sustained wind of 39-73 mph. Hurricane – An intense tropical weather system of strong thunderstorms with a well

defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds of 74 mph BASIC HURRICANE SAFETY ACTIONS  Know if you live in an evacuation area. Know your home’s vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind. 

At the beginning of hurricane season (June 1st) check the supplies for your disaster supply kit. If you don’t have one, get one. This should include flashlights, a battery operated radio, first aid supplies and even a generator. Also, make sure you have plenty of bottled water.

Discuss hurricane preparation with family and neighbors. Have an evacuation plan already developed to lessen stress during an evacuation.

If a storm threatens, heed the advice of local authorities. Evacuate if ordered!!

Please note this is just a brief overview of Hurricanes and preparedness tips. For more in depth information, including information you see here get on the web at You will be provided with specific information on evacuation plans in your area, related weather information and guidelines.


Each year an average of ten tropical storms develop over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico.

In an average three-year period, roughly five hurricanes strike the US coastline. Of these, two are typically “major” hurricanes.

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1 Tarpon Blvd., Ste 200 Fripp Island, SC 29920

Karen Natoli 843.263.4651 843.838.2733 (f) Broker/Sales

Specializing in the Sea Islands of Beaufort, South Carolina Vacation/Retirement Properties Fripp Island, Harbor Island Dataw Island, St. Helena, Beaufort

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째 째 째 July/August Tides 2013 BEAUFORT RIVER AT

Date 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7


DOWNTOWN BEAUFORT High 5:07am 5:43am High 12:08am 12:48am 1:33am 2:23am 3:16am 4:13am 5:12am Low 12:21am 1:21am 2:19am 3:14am 4:07am 4:57am 5:46am High 12:31am 1:23am 2:15am 3:06am 3:56am 4:46am

Low 11:21am 11:59am Low 6:20am 6:58am 7:39am 8:27am 9:20am 10:20am 11:23am High 6:13am 7:15am 8:16am 9:14am 10:10am 11:05am 12:00pm Low 6:33am :21am 8:08am 8:58am 9:51am 10:45am

High 5:15pm 5:55pm High 12:39pm 1:22pm 2:11pm 3:03pm 3:59pm 4:57pm 5:57pm Low 12:26pm 1:26pm 2:25pm 3:23pm 4:18pm 5:11pm 6:03pm High 12:54pm 1:49pm 2:42pm 3:34pm 4:24pm 5:14pm

High 5:37am Low 12:26am 1:14am 1:58am 2:40am 3:21am 4:00am

Low 11:38am High 6:28am 7:20am 8:09am 8:54am 9:37am 10:16am

High 6:04pm Low 12:28pm 1:16pm 2:02pm 2:47pm 3:30pm 4:12pm

AT Low 11:31pm Low 6:36pm 7:21pm 8:11pm 9:08pm 10:12pm 11:17pm High 6:59pm 8:00pm 8:58pm 9:53pm 10:46pm 11:39pm Low 6:53pm 7:45pm 8:39pm 9:37pm 10:37pm 11:34pm

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High 3:54am 4:30am 5:07am 5:45am High 12:14am 1:04am 1:57am 2:54am 3:53am 4:54am Low 12:08am 1:06am 2:01am 2:54am 3:44am 4:33am 5:20am High 12:04am 12:56am 1:47am 2:37am 3:27am

Low 10:02am 10:40am 11:20am 12:03pm Low 6:26am 7:14am 8:07am 9:07am 10:10am 11:13am High 5:56am 6:57am 7:55am 8:51am 9:46am 10:41am 11:35am Low 6:08am 6:55am 7:45am 8:38am 9:32am

High 4:02pm 4:42pm 5:23pm 6:08pm High 12:52pm 1:44pm 2:40pm 3:38pm 4:38pm 5:40pm Low 12:13pm 1:12pm 2:10pm 3:05pm 3:58pm 4:50pm 5:40pm High 12:30pm 1:23pm 2:15pm 3:05pm 3:55pm

Low 10:12pm 10:49pm 11:29pm

High 4:18am 5:09am Low 12:01am 12:45am 1:27am 2:08am 2:47am

Low 10:25am 11:15am High 6:01am 6:50am 7:35am 8:18am 8:57am

High 4:45pm 5:36pm Low 12:03pm 12:49pm 1:34pm 2:17pm 2:59pm

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Low 6:58pm 7:55pm 8:59pm 10:04pm 11:08pm High 6:41pm 7:39pm 8:34pm 9:27pm 10:20pm 11:12pm Low 6:32pm 7:26pm 8:24pm 9:24pm 10:21pm

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Shopping & Services AREA REAL ESTATE FRIPP ISLAND REALTY COMPANY - KAREN NATOLI – Specializing in the Sea Islands of Beaufort, South Carolina. Vacation/Retirement Properties on Fripp Island, Harbor Island, Dataw Island, St. Helena Island and Beaufort. As a long time area resident, I can put my knowledge to work for you to find the perfect property. Visit my website for detailed information about our beautiful community and available listings. 1 Tarpon Boulevard, #200, Beaufort, SC, (843)263-4651. ARTS/ANTIQUES/COLLECTIBLES COLLECTORS ANTIQUE MALL – 5,700 square feet. A must see shop! Furniture, collectibles & interior design. One mile from downtown Beaufort. Don’t miss it! Mon-Sat. 10-5pm. 102c Sea Island Parkway. THE GALLERY – Owner and artist Deanna Bowdish features original contemporary art from many talented and creative artists. For more information on The Gallery and contributing artists visit the website at or stop by The Gallery in person for an unforgettable artistic experience. Located at 802 Bay Street in downtown Beaufort. (843)470-9994. EVERYTHING OUTDOORS BEAUFORT RIVER TOURS – Dolphins where they live and play; ecology of the salt marsh; homes of the planters; departing daily from the Downtown Marina of Beaufort. (843)524-4422. 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

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. 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 THE PENN CENTER – The Penn Center’s mission is to promote and preserve the history and culture of the Sea Islands. We serve as a local, national and international resource center, and act as a catalyst for the development of programs for self-sufficiency. For more info visit 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 R e c r u i t D e p o t a t Pa r r i s I s l a n d a n d Naval Hospital, Beaufort, neighboring to the historic City of Beaufort and The Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA BEAUFORT CENTER FOR THE ARTS – USCB’s Center for the Arts encourages cultural and economic development within the City and County of Beaufort by hosting art exhibits, theatrical events, concerts, and other performances. It is also home to the USCB Festival Series hosted by Ed Arron. (843)521-4122

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

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Dining & Markets BELLA LUNA CAFE – Located on St. Helena this popular eatery features Classic Italian Cuisine made with fresh local produce and seafood. Enjoy handmade pizzas, fresh salads with house-crafted dressings or one of the mouth watering pasta dishes featuring their legendary marinara sauce. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday beginning at 8:30am. 859 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena, SC 29920. (843)838-3188. LIGHTHOUSE CENTER PIZZA – Now Open On Lady’s Island. Happy hour pricing weekdays 5-7pm and all day Saturday! Mon - Thur: 11am-3pm/5-8pm. Saturday Cornhole Tournaments. 81 Sea Island Parkway STE 2-3, Lady's Island. (843)522-0527 MIKKI’S ALL-AMERICAN CUISINE – Serving all homemade American Cuisine, including gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dinner menu changes daily. Call for current offerings and requests. Catering & functions available. Open 7 days a week, Mon-Sat: 7am-until...Call for dinner hours, Sun 7am-3pm. 1638 Parris Ave, Port Royal. (843)379-4322 MUCHO MARGARITAS – We’ve opened our doors with one thing in mind: to give you the best Mexican Restaurant experience in South Carolina. We strive to do that every day. Come visit us and taste the authentic flavors of Mexico! Come and enjoy our freshly made specialties and our perfectly made margaritas! Open Mon-Thur 11am-10pm; Fri 11am10:30pm; Sat 12pm-10:30pm; Sun 12pm9pm. 5 Sams Point Road, Lady’s Island. (843)524-4001.

Hoagies, Large Salads for lunch. Dinner features inventive Pastas, fresh local Seafood and hand cut Steaks prepared with a Mediterranean flare. Famous homemade Italian desserts. Full bar, both indoors and outside overlooking Beaufort’s Waterfront Park. Lunch served daily from 11am-3pm; Dinner nightly from 5pm. 926 Bay Street. (843)379-0300. PLUMS RESTAURANT – Casual, eclectic waterfront dining. Voted “Best Beaufort Restaurant”. Lunch 11am-4pm - Homemade soups. Giant Salads. Gourmet Sandwiches and Burgers. Limited menu 4-5pm. Dinner 5-10pm Pasta, Seafood, Steaks, and Nightly Specials. Happy Hour Mon-Fri 5-6pm. Open 7 days. 904 Bay Street, (843)525-1946 SALTUS RIVER GRILL – A contemporary seafood grill overlooking the Beaufort River. Featuring fresh fish prepared in exquisite specialties, fine cut meats, a full menu sushi bar, and a large oyster selection. Open for dinner Sun-Sat 5pm-until. Sushi and cocktails available at 4pm. Reservations encouraged. 802 Bay Street, Suite C, Beaufort. (843)379-(FISH)3474. SEA EAGLE MARKET – Live Lobster, live local blue crabs, fresh local shrimp (July – December) We can special order almost any fish for next morning delivery, just ask us! Open Mon-Sat 9:30am-6pm. 2242 Boundary Street. (843)521-5090

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 PANINI’S ON THE WATERFRONT – Located in the historic Beaufort bank building. Panini’s is a delightful blend of old world Italian charm and new world cuisine. Unique and crispy Stone-Baked Pizza, Panini sandwiches, 2013 Water Festival l Tell Them You Saw It in Sea Island Scene l 21

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