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With the spring social calendar in full bloom, there is so much to see and do this weekend. Here are some of our top picks: APRIL 11: Take Back the Night: In honor of April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month, join Hope Haven on Friday, April 11, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park for the 2014 Take Back the Night event to build communities intolerant of sexual violence and child abuse. The event is free and all are welcome to attend and support this night of hope and inspiration with lighting of luminaries and more. Contact 843-524-2256. APRIL 12: March for Babies: The Beaufort March for Babies will be held on Saturday, April 12 at 9 a.m. at Naval Heritage Park in Port Royal. March for Babies is the March of Dimes’ premier fundraising event benefiting all babies. Families that have had a personal experience with a baby born prematurely are encouraged to register a team online at or by calling 843-571-1776. APRIL 13: ‘Celebrate Life, A Musical Drama’: The Music Ministry at The Baptist Church of Beaufort invites the community to the Meet the Composer/Lyricist Weekend on Palm Sunday, April 13 at 3 p.m., as the church presents “Celebrate Life, A Musical Drama” by Buryl Red and Ragan Courtney. The Baptist Church of Beaufort is at 600 Charles Street. For details, contact Dr. Melanie Williams, Minister of Music, at mnwilliams51@ or 843-252-4104.


The Mindermanns represent a true modern family. see page 6



‘Fly Me to the Moon’ brings sounds of swing and jazz to USCB Center for Arts. see page 14

FOOD + WINE TOP: Bethany McMahon, right, watches as her daughter Avery gets her fingers licked by a calf during last Saturday’s KidFest at Cross Creek Shopping Center. ABOVE: Steven Brown, left, and Courtney Heyward get ready to enjoy their cotton candy at the 19th annual KidFest present by Marine Corps Community Services. Photos by Bob Sofaly.

The Lunch Bunch ventures to Ridgeland for a tour of September Oaks Vineyard. see page 19 INDEX

Tour Columbus’ ships before they sail away

ABOVE: A small chase boat helps push The Niña, a replica of Christopher Columbus’ ship, into position before tying up at the Downtown Beaufort Marina on Monday, April 7. RIGHT: A small but enthusiastic crowd braved threatening weather to greet the ships as they sailed into town. Photos by Bob Sofaly.

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome two Christopher Columbus replica ships, The Niña and The Pinta. The ships, which arrived in Beaufort earlier week, are docking at the Downtown Beaufort Marina along Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park until Sunday, April 13. The public is invited to take a tour of the ships from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ticket prices are $8 for adults, $7 seniors, $6 for children; kids 4 years and under are free. Groups of 15 or more can call 787-672-2152 in advance to reserve a guided tour for $5 per person.

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Beaufort Networking event was held Thursday, April 3 at the Beaufort Hilton Garden Inn. Dean Moss, Executive Director of the Friends of the Spanish Moss Trail, provided great information and spoke to a large crowd. Photos by Captured Moments Photography. Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors surprised Walt Gnann, owner of Internet Services of the Low Country (ISLC), located at 2121 Boundary Street, Suite #108, with the honor of being recognized as Business of the Week. Breakfast was supplied courtesy of Sonic of Beaufort. For more information, visit or call 843-770-1000.

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I was 38, and in my third year in college. It was 1998. I was studying art therapy, and as I searched through a bank of micro-fish one afternoon, I found a few lines that took my life and measured it in black and white. An anonymous student, in quoting liberally from various sources, unknowingly told my whole life story with her words. I printed and stored these pages, and their unattractive secrets about me. Fourteen years later, I pulled the pages from exile in the attic. I was willing to at last to face all of my well documented and well conditioned flaws, the majority of which stemmed from the parting of my family through divorce. It was at this juncture that I began to write. I was hoping to “write myself well” from this seeming calamity of divorce. Psychologist and researcher, Judith Wallerstein, in her work with divorced families over a 25-year period discovered, just as I did as a woman long past the bloom of youth, the long lasting impact of divorce. Judith interviewed nearly a 100 children starting in 1971. She continued to see these same children throughout their lives. The Amazon description of the latest version of her findings, “The Legacy of Divorce, The 25 Year Landmark Study,” opens with these words, “In this compelling, thoughtprovoking book, Judith Wallerstein explains that, while children do learn to cope with divorce, it in fact takes its greatest toll in adulthood, when the sons and daughters of divorced parents embark on romantic relationships of their own. Wallerstein sensitively illustrates how children of divorce often feel that their relationships are doomed, seek to avoid conflict, and fear commitment.” Judith advises parents in her original work on the topic, “Second Chances, Men Women and Children, a Decade after Divorce,” on how best to approach a divorce in order to save your child from as much damage as possible. First, she beautifully shapes her ideas

Moment of Wellness with Danette Vernon on ending the divorce with civility. Judith encourages parents to be cognizant of the fact that what they say or do may be how their children will forever remember the rending of their family. Many parents wonder how to tell the children that they are getting a divorce. Judith, having heard a hundred versions of how these words were delivered and then received, offers a plethora of insightful and empathetic guidelines. One, if there are disparate ages amongst your children, tell them all together, and then separately, with an explanation at the second go round that is age appropriate for each child. At the initial telling, Judith encourages framing the idea of divorce as a conclusion reached with reluctance, rationality, and sadness. This family history changing moment, according to Judith, should be charged with so much clarity that the children are as convinced as possible that they neither caused the divorce nor can they mend it. In addition, while concrete information should be provided about what lies ahead, there is no need to divulge lurid details of what now lies in the past. Explain that while courage will be needed as the family separates, a part of being brave is to reveal your feelings. Judith notes the importance of crying for the parents and the children, “as only crying reduces anger to human size.” Most importantly, divorce is a matter between adults. Do not burden or attempt to divide your children’s loyalty with your own feelings of jealousy, anger, or loneliness. Go forward with your life, avoiding the inadvertent placement of emotional responsibility for yourself on your children. Be ever mindful of what words and deeds of yours are being “stored in the attic” of your child’s heart and mind that may displace, or support, their own efforts at happiness years later.


Social media and small business: Post today, regret tomorrow By Cherimie Crane Weatherford Never one accused of being an oracle, often I hesitate prior to parting unsolicited wisdom on the unsuspecting. Having made far too many less-than-stellar decisions, a quiet nod or a quick retreat has served better than lectures on life. However, my inability to hold an unusually heavy tongue reigns victorious in certain situations. Stemming from sincere concern and void of holier-than-thou sentiment, my intent is to say what many share in thought. Without a doubt, social media has forever changed life as we know it, friendship as we understand it and even self image as we hope it. The once romantic English language has been reduced to acronyms and idiosyncrasy. Privacy has given way to a surge of sharing and sharing and sharing. Having never occurred to previous generations to open the windows of ones life with reckless abandon, social norms are shifting and, in some instances, sinking. The rays of success have shined sweetly on my little boutique. A mixture of devil-be-damned determination, timing and a heaping helping of hard work have set our small business up for expansion. As with any small business, the heart of our company is most certainly our staff. Knowing that our staff will need to grow, we often pay close attention to social media as a source for those in search of a job. It isn’t our first stop, not even our most important, but it is a consideration that often sheds light or throws shadows. Again, of the many versions of my name, Oracle has never been included and, just as all small town residents, I too live in a glass house often in need of a good shine. But after speaking with other small business owners in regard to social media, it gave me impetus to create a short list that may prevent an unintentional dent in an inevitable job search. 1. Family Ties. We all bear the burden of family dynamics or, in some instances, family dynamite. Small businesses know that, just like in a marriage, when you hire a person, you often hire the family — or at least the effects of the family’s behavior. Before posting details of familial discontent, possibly consider it could very well sway an

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As if the burden of finding a job weren’t difficult enough, social media has given potential employers all the reason they need to dismiss, and more than enough reason to doubt. If you will soon be entering the job market, take extra precaution in the image you portray.

employer. If your mom happens to know no bounds, your brother finds public controversy especially attractive, or your sister simply can’t help but share her impressive array of daily emotions, maybe you should find a way to hide their expressions from your feed. You can’t choose your family, but you can choose what they display on your social media. 2. Love Your Selfie, just in private. Your image often affects the image of the business interested in hiring you. What you do in private is certainly your own business, until you make it public. Small business owners, particularly in a small town, must be immensely aware of the image one portrays. That irresistible selfie in front of the toilet may be best served shared only to your closest friends or those who also share that toilet. Make certain that what you make public wouldn’t make you uncomfortable in tomorrow’s staff meeting. Yes, it is your profile, you’re right, but it can also be your reason for not getting a job. 3. Business Bashing. Every single person has experienced less-than-stellar service, mind-numbing disappointment in products and anger with employees. Numerous times I have found myself wanting to scream from the rooftops my displeasure; however, those rooftops echo. Venting is the American way — it validates emotion, falls on friendly ears and often aids in change — but directing fire-breathing discourse towards specific businesses causes any hiring agent hesitation. What may be momentary emotion could be a lingering dismissal? Vent away, just vent about the facts or the situation, but never the business itself. Passive aggressive social media fighting often wins the author attention, though not

always the attention they intended. 4. Sign Language. Poised, polished and poetically articulate, your interview is seamless. Yet, your unusual usage of the English language, hand gestures, and contortion of facial muscles pasted all over your profile is a cause for confusion. If your allegiance lies with any group, association or unusual gathering, possibly posts portraying a particular behavior should be savored among like minds and like minds only. 5. The Morning After. Partaking of the finer things in life is a freedom we all enjoy. Letting our hair down on the weekends often helps to keep us sane. But sharing the aftermath in full detail gives future employers reason to wonder. No employer wants to worry if a wonderful weekend means a call in sick Monday. All-nighters don’t necessarily translate into exceptionally productive days. That photo of your impressive table dancing solo at 4 a.m. may be best viewed by your dance partners, not future employers. Social media has proven to be a phenomenal tool, an irreplaceable method of communication and a catalyst for change never before seen. I am ever so thankful that it wasn’t as popular when I began my career; thankfully most of my questionable actions were spread only by the volume of my parents reaction and not documented via photos. As if the burden of finding a job weren’t difficult enough, social media has given potential employers all the reason they need to dismiss, and more than enough reason to doubt. If you will soon be entering the job market, take extra precaution in the image you portray. Question every post, every photo and every irresistible melodramatic anonymous quote. There is nothing private on social media, or it wouldn’t be social.


With the arrival of the Affordable Care Act, is it still needed? By Jim Hicks

The Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic of Beaufort is one of the very real success stories in which all residents of northern Beaufort County can take pride. It was established in 2007 as a 501©(3) nonprofit organization to provide free primary health care services for low-income, uninsured, adult residents of Beaufort County, and originally was located in the City of Beaufort. By 2010, the clinic had outgrown the Beaufort site and relocated to its present home on Lady’s Island where larger facilities were available. Located in the Professional Village on Lady’s Island (the office complex behind Sonic off Sea Island Parkway), a group of individuals works quietly and without fanfare to provide medical care for those who have no other place to seek help. The amazing aspect of this medical clinic is that its services are able to be offered free of charge to all Beaufort County residents between the ages of 18 and 64 who have a total household income less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, have no health insurance including Medicaid and Medicare, and are unable to afford or are not eligible for coverage. The primary reason its services

The clinic on Lady’s Island provided medical care, without the support of a single tax dollar, for 1,779 patient visits in 2013. The need for its services is not going to go away.

can be provided without charge is the Jim Hicks fact that it is staffed by Lady’s Island volunteer physicians, Business nurses and other Professionals health professionals Association who donate their time and talents. Laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures are provided as a contribution from Beaufort Memorial Hospital and funding is provided by grants and individual gifts. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act this year, will there continue to be a need for the operation of the clinic? The simple answer is yes. A key part of the original Affordable Care Act, as passed by Congress in 2010, was the mandatory expansion of the Medicaid program in each state. In 2012 the Supreme Court ruled the mandatory expansion of the Medicaid program was unconstitutional. As a result of this ruling, some states, including South Carolina, chose not to implement the Medicaid expansion portion of the

Affordable Care Act. Therefore, South Carolina’s narrow Medicaid eligibility criteria remained unchanged. As a result it was estimated that in 2013 between 150,000 and 185,000 people in South Carolina would end up not being eligible for either the State Medicaid program or the federal Affordable Care Act subsidized insurance program. In northern Beaufort County, the number of individuals between the ages of 18 and 64 earning below the established federal poverty line and still ineligible for either Medicaid or the Affordable Care Act is estimated to be approximately 5,500 adults. For these patients and many other lowincome individuals in northern Beaufort County, the Good Neighbor Free Clinic of Beaufort is the only accessible source of primary health care services. This is a political year with a large number of county, state and national offices scheduled to be on the November ballot. There will be all sorts of claims for and against the Affordable Care Act. However, one of the things that

should not be open for debate is strong community support for the Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic of Beaufort. It provided medical care, without the support of a single tax dollar, for 1,779 patient visits in 2013. The need for its services is not going to go away. In 2014, with the continued generous support of private donors, religious organizations, foundations and the Beaufort Memorial Hospital, the clinic will be able to continue providing access to affordable healthcare for the lowincome uninsured of northern Beaufort County. On behalf of the Lady’s Island community to all who support this worthwhile endeavor, thank you.

how to volunteer Anyone with medical experience and a desire to volunteer with the Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic of Beaufort can call 843-470-9088 or email

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An in-depth look at the people, businesses and organizations that shape our community

With a focus on spending time together and having fun, Bunny and Dennis Mindermann represent Beaufort’s

modernfamily By Pamela Brownstein

Last Friday, adults, teenagers and young children gathered at the Mindermann house to celebrate Bunny Mindermann’s birthday. They all enjoyed grilled steaks, roasted vegetables and Bunny’s favorite salad that features hearts of palm and artichoke hearts. But more than the food and drink, everyone enjoyed each others’ company — the children played outside, the teenagers told jokes and hung out in the large garage while the adults talked and laughed on the back deck as the tiki torches danced and late afternoon turned into night. It’s a typical scene that plays out often at their house, where the emphasis on spending time with friends and loved ones makes this family tight-knit and creates a welcoming environment for others around them. As the mother of three kids ranging in age from 15 to 4, Bunny stays busy keeping the household running. She grew up in Myrtle Beach and moved to Beaufort in 1996. Most recently she worked full time at Ali’s Attic, but is now enjoying time at home since the store closed last month. Bunny and Dennis first met when they worked at the same company in Beaufort. But they were both married to other people at the time, so they were just friends. When she stopped working there, the two lost touch. Then, as fate would have it, they ran into each other at a gas station, and that was the spark that reignited their relationship, although this time on a more intimate level. They have been married for six years, and they are playful and sweet and fun to be around. Dennis is a laid-back, hard-working guy with a good sense of humor. He likes to work in the yard, and he likes the Blue Angels, he has pictures of the jets hung up all around their garage, which also doubles as a bit of a man cave. He also likes going to the grocery store — he’s well known at the BiLo on Boundary Street because he shops there almost everyday, and their family has saved up some major Fuel Perks. And it’s a good thing too because they recently added a third car to their fleet in anticipation of Bunny’s oldest daughter, Holt Emeline Winkler, getting her license when she turns 16 at the end of May.

Dennis, center, and Bunny, at right, with kids, (from left) Holt, Ryan and Frank.

Holt attends Battery Creek High School where she is a stellar student and is also involved with band. She is section leader for the drumline, and she plays the bass drum in marching band and timpani in concert band. She started playing the drums, bells and keyboard in elementary school, and now she’s also a member of the Beaufort Symphony Youth Orchestra. Even though Holt’s technically a sophomore, after taking her first college credit course this year in English, she realized she learned more in that class than any other, and — because her grades are so good — decided she wanted to graduate a year early. Bunny said this was hard for her to accept at first, she was planning for the family to have two more years all together, but now she fully supports Holt’s decision because she knows her daughter is smart and driven. Bunny jokes that one of the biggest challenges of being a parent is “knowing if you are doing the right thing and not messing them up for life!” But she must be doing something right because in addition to being beautiful and talented, both of her daughters are nice, smart and respectful. As a seventh grader at Beaufort Middle School, Ryan Marie Winkler, is an energetic 13-year-old. With her big blue eyes and long blond hair, this outgoing

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teen recently landed the lead role in Beaufort Middle School’s production of the musical “Fame.” The public is invited to support the students and see the show on stage at Beaufort High School auditorium on Friday, April 11 at 6 p.m. Like her sister, Ryan also performs with the Beaufort Symphony Youth Orchestra, but she prefers strings and is the second chair violist. Frank, 4, is a sweet little guy who keeps everyone on his toes. He likes to play the drums, just like his big sister Holt, and he is fast on his bike, even with training wheels. He turns 5 this year and will start Kindergarten in the fall. He likes to play with his cousin, Tucker, the son of Bunny’s sister, Anna, who also lives in Beaufort and works at a local daycare facility. The two boys enjoy spending time with their grandma, Frances Siler, who was a third grade teacher at Laurel Bay for 20 years. With beach season fast approaching, the family is getting ready for their favorite time of the year. Every weekend during the summer, they pack up all their gear — including canopies, coolers and corn hole — and spend the whole day at Hunting Island State Park. Dennis has already purchased and assembled a new grill in anticipation for cooking out at the beach. Ryan says, “I enjoy spending time as a family and all the activities that we do together, especially our days on the beach at Hunting Island.” The Mindermanns are also generous people who are always willing to help their friends and neighbors According to friend Cindy Trainum, “I was introduced to Bunny and Dennis about a year ago by my daughter, Phoebe, who is ‘besties’ with Ryan. They are such a down-to-earth couple with whom my boyfriend, Pat, and I quickly became fast friends. They are always there when you need them — and always fun to be around!” The whole family appreciates all that Beaufort has to offer — from the small town charm to the festivals to the natural beauty and outdoor opportunities — and they all make our community a better place to live. Bunny said, “Our plans for the future include raising our kids and having fun enjoying our town.”

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The 44th Lafayette Soiree sweeps Beaufort off its feet Through the old 18th century gates last Saturday evening came 300 elegantly attired Beaufortonians into a re-creation of a Paris market filled with street performers, sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and dreamy French desserts that looked like works of art. Then up past the gated entrance of the stunning historic home of Alison and Mark Guilloud, more French wine and champagne and chamber music charmed guests who wiled away the early hours eyeing the tempting offerings of the fabulous silent auction. When the moonlit night fell, the CEO Show Band from Atlanta took the stage and got everyone dancing and kept them dancing from beginning to end. It was a perfect night to honor Marquis de Lafayette’s historic visit and to be a Beaufortonian. Kudos to one and all who took part in this unforgettable evening!

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Whale Branch holds off Battery Creek In boys high school tennis, Whale Branch improved to 3-1 on Wednesday, April 2, thanks to a hardfought 4-3 win over familiar foe and longtime rival Battery Creek. For Whale Branch, No. 1 singles player Dustin Jagos, one of the state’s top boys high school tennis players, claimed a victory to remain undefeated.

Whale Branch’s Marcus Bell also posted a singles win. For Battery Creek, Johnathan Wright, James Wright and Garrett Morgan earned wins in singles competition. Singles: No. 1 Dustin Jagos (WB) def. Daquan Robinson 6-0, 6-2; No. 2 Johnathan Wright (BC) def. Eryck Walton 6-2, 6-3; No. 3 Marcus Bell

(WB) def. Landon Morgan 7-5, 6-3; No. 4 James Wright (BC) def. Kevin Young 6-3, 6-1; No. 5 Garrett Morgan (BC) def. Mark Hatcher 6-2, 6-0. Doubles: No. 1 Jagos/Bell (WB) def. Robinson/Wright 6-0, 6-1; No. 2 Nathan Green/Thomas Heatherdale (WB) def. Shykeem Mays/Ryan 6-3, 6-2.

Beaufort High drops match to Bishop England Beaufort High Pitcher Carson Gregory.

Gregory pitches complete shutout Senior pitcher Carson Gregory turned in a stellar pitching performance last Friday night. Gregory pitched a complete game shutout to lead Beaufort High to a 1-0 victory over familiar rival Bluffton in a defensive-heavy high school baseball game. Overpowering many Bluffton batters, Gregory recorded 12 strikeouts and allowed only two hits. Thanks to the win, Beaufort improved to 3-2 in Region 8-AAAA. Senior catcher Louis Brown led Beaufort High at the plate, finishing 2-for-2. Brady Cormier was 1-for-1 with a walk for the Eagles. Beaufort High scored its one run on seven hits. The Eagles, who were charged with one error in the victory, put together more than one multi-hit inning. The game went scoreless for two and a half innings. Beaufort High pushed the game’s only run across in the third stanza. After reaching first on an error, Beaufort High’s Jordan Clegg worked his way around the bases to score what was ultimately the game-winning run.

Beaufort High dropped a boys tennis match 3-4 to Bishop England on Wednesday, April 2. Beaufort High’s Jack Louw, Quinton Paton and Owen Stoval earned singles wins.

Singles: No. 1 Lucas Lakesby (BE) def. Alex Angus 6-4, 6-3; No. 2 Noah Stieple (BE) def. James Bachety 7-5, 6-0; No. 3 Jack Louw (BHS) def. Daniel Knott 7-5 6-3; No. 4 Quinton Paton (BHS) def. Jake Meyer 7-5,

6-3; No. 4 Owen Stoval (BHS) def. Thomas Soltie 6-4, 6-2. Doubles: No. 1 Peyton Warren/Brian Pinnett (BE) def. Kam Olin/Daniel Lange 6-3, 6-1; No. 2 Lakesby/Stieple (BE) def. Angus/Bachety 6-4, 6-2.

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Beaufort High doubles up Ashley Ridge The Beaufort High girls’ soccer team notched a win over Ashley Ridge last Friday night, prevailing 2-1 following penalty kicks. As a result of the win, Beaufort High improved to 7-6-1 overall and 2-1 in Region 8-AAAA. For penalty kicks, Beaufort High edged Ashley Ridge 8-7. Bella Kimbrell netted a goal for

Beaufort High in regulation. Elise Dean provided Kimbrell with an assist on game-changing goal. Defensively, Beaufort High goalkeeper Kayley Gilbert recorded 10 saves during the match, and numerous stops during the intense shootout. In the boys soccer game, Ashley Ridge edged Beaufort High 1-0. The Eagles dropped the close contest last

Friday night via 6-3 on penalty kicks. The Beaufort High boys’ soccer team fell to 7-6-1 overall and 1-2 in the region. Beaufort High performed well despite eventually losing. Hector Garcia, Prescott Hendrick and Alex Martinez each scored in the shootout. Defensively, Beaufort High goalkeeper Brooks Wilson posted 10 saves throughout the match.

Beaufort High finishes second in four-team region match in boys golf The Beaufort High boys golf team finished second in a four-team Region 8-AAAA match at Summerville’s Legends Golf Club on Wednesday, April 2. Ashley Ridge dominated the boys golf match, winning over Beaufort High, host Summerville and Fort Dorchester. Only one shot separated Summerville and Fort Dorchester, the third- and fourth-place teams, respectively. The final team results for the match were: Ashley Ridge 156, Beaufort High 169, Summerville 173, Fort Dorchester 174. Beaufort High fared well in the region match. Finishing second for the Eagles was Josh Fickes, who shot 40. Alex Porter fired 42, Matthew Campbell 50 and Nick Horne 51.

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A focus on students, teachers and educational events in northern Beaufort County

Students to tour high school STEM, aviation programs More than 100 students will visit Battery Creek and Beaufort high schools this week to learn more about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and aviation courses and careers. “Aviation/STEM Days” will host students from Lady’s Island Middle at Beaufort High and rising juniors and seniors at Battery Creek High. The students visited Beaufort High programs on Wednesday and Battery Creek High programs on Thursday. Representatives from Technical College of the Lowcountry, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Boeing will talk with students about engineering- and

aviation-related academic courses and career opportunities. In addition, students will be able to see an AH-1 Cobra Attack Helicopter owned by the Celebrate Freedom Foundation. “There are so many opportunities nearby,” said Anthony Petrucci, the retired U.S. Marine who coordinates the aviation program at Battery Creek High. “And these are high-paying jobs like computer hardware engineers, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, aircraft mechanics, avionics, aircraft painters, aircraft technicians and flight engineers.” Among the larger regional employers are Savannah’s Gulfstream plant, where 8,000 employees build the world’s

most prestigious business jets; North Charleston’s Boeing plant, where 6,000 employees build the new 787 Dreamliner; and Greenville’s Lockheed Martin facility, where more than 1,000 employees overhaul large aircraft for the U.S. military. Students at Beaufort High can take college-level courses through TCL, and students in Battery Creek’s aviation program can take college-level courses through TCL and also from EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest university specializing in aviation and aerospace. Beaufort County is among a handful of school districts in the nation to offer “dual enrollment”

Embry-Riddle courses through the university’s Worldwide Campus, which has more than 150 centers around the globe, including one at Beaufort’s Marine Corps Air Station. Embry-Riddle has residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz. Battery Creek’s Military Science and Aeronautical Engineering Academy is one of three options in the school’s “Tri-Academies,” along with Arts and Humanities, and Health Sciences and Information Technology. The Tri-Academies is one of the district’s “programmatic choices” that allow students to enroll in schools outside their zoned attendance areas.

school notes BATTERY CREEK HIGH • Battery Creek High School Spring Drama is “Perfect Score” and will be performed at the John J. McVey Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. April 10, 11, and 12. Admission is $1 for students and $3 for adults. Join us as we look at the life of four teenagers during their senior year of high school. Follow them as they face reality, prepare for their futures, and accept their strengths and weaknesses. Will they make the most of their senior year or will they fill it with regrets? • Battery Creek High School Prom Committee to hold a car wash on Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Walgreens on Highway 21. • Calling Battery Creek High School Dolphins of classes 1979 and 1980 to save the dates August 29 -31, 2014. There is going to be a class reunion. Please contact Iris Hines at 561-222-9290,; Pam Raber 843-476-0449,; Pastor Norman Jenkins 843-263-4356; and Rachel Pinckney 843-263-9254.

Fifth grade students from Riverview Charter School take a trip to Washington, D.C. Kahlia Edwards was the winner of the Whale Branch Elementary School Spelling Bee that was held March 6.

BEAUFORT ACADEMY • Friday, April 11: PreK and K students will take part in the MDA Hop-a-thon, which is MDA’s Disability Awareness Program. • Monday, April 14: Spring Break begins. Students return to campus on April 22. • Save the Date: Saturday, April 26, BA will host an alumni soccer game in honor and memory of Alex Apps (BA ’07) and William Trask (BA ’69). LADY’S ISLAND MIDDLE • Lady’s Island Middle School is holding the Coastal Connection Art Show on Thursday, April 10, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The show will feature a visual art display and performances by participating schools Lady’s Island Middle, Lady’s Island Elementary, Coosa Elementary and St. Helena Elementary • The “Relay for Life” is coming up on April 26. If you want to be involved, contact Ms. Tracy Beach at 843-322-3100 or email at • The Lady’s Island 5th grade Team is sponsoring a Yard Sale. The team is raising money to fund their STEM field trip in May to North Carolina. The cost is $10 per table and you keep the proceeds. Want to simply donate items to sell? The fifth grade team is also accepting donations. A link for information and registration is located center at the bottom of the schools web page (www. For questions and registration, please contact Ms. Portia 12

The Marine Science class at Beaufort Academy went to the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club to test water turbines. The student groups each made their own design to try and harness the power of the tides. Here is the class with teacher Mrs. Karen Edmonds. Johnson at 843-322-3100 or email her at • The “Cougar Prowl e-Newsletter” for the Spring is out. It can be accessed by going to the Lady’s Island Middle School’s district web page ( MISCELLANEOUS • Parents of Special Needs Students: Attend a parent workshop, Transitioning Out of Special Education. This workshop is designed for parents of students leaving high school and have questions of what their Special Needs

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child will do next. Topics of discussion include definition of transition services, how families can get involved, and vocational assessment. The workshop will be Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Robert Smalls Middle School, Room J-1, from 6 to 8 p.m. Sponsored by Beaufort County School Parent/Community REACH Center and presented by Parents Reaching Out to Parents of South Carolina (PRO-Parents). This is a free workshop. All participants will receive a two hour certificate of attendance. Call to register: 1-800-7594776 or 803-772-5688.

The fourth graders at Beaufort Academy designed, created, and tested their Eggonauts. These structures were built to try and keep an egg from breaking when dropped. Pictured: Jack Carter Worrell and Rowan Higgins launch their Eggonaut as classmate Leith Gray looks on. st. peter’S • Congratulations to B. Murphy on her first place win at the Sea Island Regional Science Fair. In addition, the following students received Honorable Mentions for their projects at the Fair: K. Calkins, G. Davis, C. Ertwine, J. Horton and T. Wilson. Way to go Saints and Scholars!

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New Civil Air Patrol squadron will start to meet Members of Beaufort’s newly minted Civil Air Patrol squadron spread the word last Saturday, April 5, that the group is now officially chartered and holding meetings at the Beaufort County Airport on Lady’s Island. About a half-dozen student cadets and several adult members staffed a booth at Beaufort Air Day, which took place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the airport. The event included aircraft for the public to view, food from local restaurants, displays from aeronautical businesses and a special area for children to play and build. The Civil Air Patrol is the civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and supports 26,000 cadets nationwide ages 12-21. The program focuses on developing and educating young people in four areas: leadership,

aerospace, physical fitness and character development. Cadets don’t stop learning once they reach age 21, and the responsibilities become more serious if they stay on. Senior Civil Air Patrol adult members and student cadets execute emergency missions that involve volunteer air and ground crews. Those missions range from searching for lost hikers and boaters, to finding downed planes and pilots, to providing emergency assistance during hurricanes. CAP flies more than 85 percent of all federal inland search and rescue missions, and an average of nearly 100 peoples are saved each year by CAP members. The Beaufort Composite Squadron becomes the 20th Squadron in Civil Air Patrol South Carolina Wing. Squadron Commander Katrina Thompson is an Air Force veteran who now works at Marine Corps

Students recognized for donation

Second grade students at St. Peter’s Catholic School received a certificate of honor and thanks from Food for the Poor Inc. as thanks for the monetary donation from the students. Food for the Poor, Inc helps to feed the poorest children in countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. The students set their next goal at $90 which would be enough to purchase a goat for a family in need. To support the fundraising efforts of the second grade class, please call the school at 843-522-2163.

Air Station Beaufort. “We’ll meet from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday nights at the Beaufort County Airport terminal,” Thompson said. “We had 15 cadets at our first meeting — all middle and high school students — and we hope to recruit more at Saturday’s Beaufort Air Day.” CAP’s aerospace education efforts focus on two different audiences: volunteer CAP members and the general public. The programs ensure that all CAP members (seniors and cadets) have an appreciation for and knowledge of aerospace issues. Cadets complete aerospace education as one of the requirements to progress through the achievement levels of the cadet program. Senior members have a responsibility to become knowledgeable as well as educating the local communities and school systems about aerospace.

TCL wins national marketing awards The Technical College of the Lowcountry was recently honored in the prestigious National Council for Marketing & Public Relations annual Paragon Awards competition. TCL received a gold award for its television advertisement series and a bronze award for its print advertisement series. This marks the fourth time that TCL has claimed a first-place gold paragon award. This year’s competition drew more than 1800 entries from nearly 300 colleges for 51 Paragon Award categories. “It’s an honor to be recognized for our marketing efforts,” TCL marketing director Leigh Copeland said. “This campaign was not only award-worthy but was most importantly successful at encouraging people to enroll at TCL and thus further their education and futures.” TCL partnered with local creative agency World Design Marketing of Hilton Head to create the award-winning campaign. NCMPR’s Paragon Awards recognize outstanding achievement and excellence in communications exclusively at two-year colleges with winners receiving gold, silver or bronze designations. NCMPR is an affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges.

Grant gives students opportunity to expand cultural knowledge, foreign language skills The Northern Beaufort County Public Education Foundation presented a grant to Julie McKay, the French/Spanish teacher at Whale Branch Early College High School, in November 2013. The grant provides over 100 students with the opportunity to expand their cultural knowledge as well as to increase and improve reading comprehension skills as well as vocabulary recognition. Quarterly issues of the Scholastic magazines, Allons-y (French) and Qué tal (Spanish) are enjoyed by the students as supplements to their classroom learning. They are able to keep these copies for later enjoyment and perusal as well. Online supplementary resources further engage the students with realia including video segments, vocabulary and structure games.


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arts & entertainment

the indie film corner: ‘the rocket’ The Indie Film “The Rocket” will be shown at USCB Center for the Arts on Tuesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. Written and directed by Kim Mordaunt (“Bomb Harvest”), “The Rocket” features an extraordinary leading performance from gutsy former street kid Sitthiphon Disamoe as Ahlo, and veteran actor and comedian Thep Phongam as the damaged but humorous Purple. Set in Laos, a boy (Ahlo, 10), who is believed to bring bad luck, is blamed for a string of disasters. When his family loses

their home and are forced to move, Ahlo meets the spirited orphan Kia (9) and her eccentric uncle Purple: an ex-soldier with a purple suit, a rice-wine habit and a fetish for James Brown. Struggling to hang on to his father’s trust, Ahlo leads his family, Purple and Kia through a land scarred by war in search of a new home. In a last plea to try and prove he’s not cursed, Ahlo builds a giant explosive rocket to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: the Rocket Festival. As the most

bombed country in the world shoots back at the sky, a boy will reach to the heavens for forgiveness. Gripping yet heart-warming, The Rocket is a deeply personal story about the determination of a boy who has the odds stacked against him, set against the epic backdrop of a war-ravaged country on the brink of huge change. Tickets are adults $7, seniors $6, students $7. For more information, contact 843-5214145, email or visit

USCB Center for Arts presents ‘Fly Me to the Moon’ Everything Sinatra and more will hit the USCB Center for the Arts stage when producer Terry Herron, who brought “Moon River,” the Johnny Mercer tribute to Beaufort last year, brings the Swing and Jazz inspired production “Fly Me to the Moon” to Beaufort on Saturday, April 19. Herron performs Sinatra favorites Joining Herron on stage will be Savannah’s first lady of gospel and jazz, Huxsie Scott, Beaufort’s own Sweetgrass Angels, and Savannah Jazz Orchestra pianist and musical director, Eric Jones. Herron will perform a number of Sinatra favorites, including “That’s Life,” “My Way,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” and “Witchcraft.” “No one has ever matched Ol’ Blue Eyes’ swagger and commanding stage presence — he will always be ‘The Chairman,’ ” says Herron, “but I’ve been singing Sinatra since I was 11 years old and I think I can bring back some great memories for our audience.” Other singing legends represented in the musical selections include Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, The Supremes, Judy Garland, Neil Diamond, James Taylor and several Motown favorites. Huxsie Scott channels Etta and Ella Huxsie Scott never fails to captivate her audiences with her unique style, and

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when she turns it on full force with songs like “Blues in the Night,” “Midnight Train to Georgia,” and “Amazing Grace.” “No one ever thinks about an intermission,” says Herron. “And when she channels Etta and Ella, she’s just amazing!” Scott has been a prominent fixture in her native Savannah’s jazz, blues and gospel music life for many years and has performed with several of the area’s premier jazz ensembles and symphony orchestras. She was the original vocalist for Savannah Jazz Orchestra and a featured opener for jazz greats Lionel Hampton and McCoy Tyner and is now

performing in “Jukebox Journey” at the historic Savannah Theatre. Sweetgrass Angels keep it together Beaufort’s Sweetgrass Angels are, according to Herron, “…the glue holding the entire show together.” The trio of Penney Lynn Smith, Velma Polk and Elaine Lake will perform a variety of their Motown favorites, some country and western and pop music, as well as provide backup support for Scott and Herron. Audiences will remember their hit shows, “Honky Tonk Angels” in 2012, and “Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular!” last Christmas at USCB Center for the Arts. The three met while

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They are free and open to the public. The 2014 concert series includes: Adam Pajan, University of Oklahoma, on April 11; Dr. Scott Bennett, April 25; Dr. Stephen Hamilton, May 2; Kevin Edens, student of Dr. Charles Tompkins, Furman University on May 9. To become a Friend of Music at St. Helena’s, send your tax-deductible gift to: Music at St. Helena’s, The Parish Church of St. Helena, P.O. Box 1043, Beaufort, SC 29901, attention Pat Gould. Visit

Friday Organ Concert Series: Local music lovers will be treated to a series of organ concerts on the historic Taylor & Boody Organ at the Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church St. in downtown Beaufort. Concerts are at noon on five Fridays in April and May.

Congressional Art Competition: Each spring, a nationwide high school arts competition is sponsored by the members of the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district. The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in the First Congressional District of South Carolina. The overall winning piece of artwork from the First District’s competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in the Capitol will also include artwork from other contest winners nationwide. The winning student from within the First District and one parent/guardian will be flown to Washington this summer by Southwest Airlines, free of charge, to attend a reception and the unveiling of their artwork in the Capitol.

auditioning for the original show and their subsequent friendship segued into Sweetgrass Angels. Their popular group can be found performing at a variety of venues in the Beaufort area. Smith will also share MC duties with Herron. Jones a composer and arranger All this great entertainment will be under the musical direction of Eric Jones, pianist for the Savannah Jazz Orchestra. In addition to teaching, composing and arranging, he also performs with other area musical groups. A Georgia native, Jones holds a BA in Piano from Armstrong Atlantic State University and is finishing his Masters in Composition at Georgia Southern University. Other musicians performing in the show include Randall Reese on saxophone and flute, Delbert Felix on bass, Marco Frey on drums and Bruce Spradley on guitar. So, if an evening listening to memorable music sounds good, get your friends and come to USCB Center for the Arts at 801 Carteret St. on Saturday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. Adults $22; seniors $20, students $15, all seats reserved. For tickets, go to www.uscbcenterforthearts. com or call the box office at 843-5214145, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or purchase at the door one hour prior to curtain.

arts events ‘Parallel Lives: The Kathy & Mo Show”: “Parallel Lives: The Kathy & Mo Show” is coming to USCB Center for the Arts on Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 13 at 3 p.m., giving audiences a decidedly wicked and hilarious look at men, women and modern life. This playfully satirical series of sketches was written and first performed in 1991 by comedians Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney. Tickets for adults are $22; Seniors $20; Students $15, all seats reserved. Visit or call the box office at 843-521-4145. Book signing: Author Diann Shaddox will be signing copies of her book, “A Faded Cottage, A South Carolina Love Story,” on Saturday, April 19 from 1

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“A Piece of my Heart”: USCB Center for the Arts will present the play “A Piece of My Heart” by Shirley Lauro on May 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and May 18 at

3 p.m. The play follows the true stories of six young women and their service during the Vietnam War, and has been called “... the nation’s most enduring theatrical production that deals with the Vietnam War,” by The Vietnam Veterans of America. Director Gail Westerfield is asking Beaufort County women who served during the conflict to send her photos of themselves taken during that time with their name and where they served (as a nurse, with Red Cross, USO, etc.) to be used in a slideshow that will be featured at each performance while audiences are seated. Please send your photos in jpg format, 300 dpi to bhargrov@, or mail to Bonnie Hargrove, Director, USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St, Beaufort, SC 29902. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you want the photo returned. Macbeth: “Macbeth,” Shakespeare’s masterful tragedy charts the rise and downfall of a Scottish warrior corrupted by ambition. Written during a period of intense fascination with witchcraft, “Macbeth” remains one of Shakespeare’s most chilling and provocative plays. The production stars Chicago-based guest artist Santiago Sosa in the title role. Erin Dailey (SC Governor’s School for the Arts and the Juilliard School) plays Lady Macbeth. This co-production by USCB and Shakespeare Rep is directed by Debra Charlton. April 23-26, 7:30 p.m., 801 Carteret Street. Tickets are adults $15, senior $12, students $8. Contact box office at 843-521-4145 or email

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Getting ready for Relay for Life On Thursday, April 3, the Relay for Life committee held its annual survivor dinner at the Sea Island Presbyterian Church. More than 100 Beaufort area survivors and their caregivers attended the event. Dukes BBQ and Relay for Life committee members Pat Porter and Pat Garvin donated the meal. The wonderful entertainment was provided by the Sweetgrass Angels with the crowd joining in enthusiastically over the course of the evening. Beaufort High School MCJROTC did a wonderful color guard presentation. The guest speakers were Amy Luce, Breast Nurse Navigator for Beaufort

Memorial Hospital; and Heather Lanning, American Cancer Society Staff Partner. The survivors and caregivers were honored by this year’s co-chairs Christy Cerny and Beth Woodring. The Relay for Life event will be held Saturday, April 26 at Beaufort High School from noon to midnight and will be packed full of things to do. There will be a Kidswalk this year as well, for the first time in the Beaufort area. DJ Wes will be there to help with the entertainment. There is still time to register a team and the Kidswalk has their own team sign up. Please visit and place the

29902 zip code in to be taken directly to the Beaufort event page. Also, as cancer does not take a vacation, there will be different Relay events throughout the year to help raise funds. The first is a tri-county (Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton) golf tournament to be held on June 21. Also coming up will be a Motorcycle Poker Run, fishing tournament, Bark for Life, Chili Cookoff and a Wine Tasting/Art Show — look for more information on these events coming soon. Contact the local American Cancer Society office at 843-757-7450 for more information.

Born to Read hires new director The Board of Directors of Born to Read, Beaufort County’s nonprofit early reading program, recently selected Terri Sassmann to take the position of executive director. She will replace Chris Taggart, who is retiring after serving as the organization’s executive director since its inception in 2001. “Chris has been an amazing leader for Born to Read,” said Board Chairperson Nancy Gilley. “It was a daunting task trying to find someone to fill her shoes. But, we feel we have a great person to follow in Terri. She has years of experience coordinating volunteers, and is committed to the mission of early literacy. We think our volunteers will agree.” Ms. Sassmann moved to Bluffton in 2007 from Pittsburgh, PA, where she was Coordinator of Volunteers at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. In that capacity, she oversaw programs

Terri Sassmann will replace Chris Taggart as executive director of the nonprofit Born to Read.

designed to meet needs of patients and families. She also assisted with special events, volunteer recognition, and fundraising projects. She has experience as a teacher and tutor in elementary schools, as well.

Born to Read is a 501 © 3 non-profit, charitable organization promoting early literacy. Trained volunteers visit new mothers in the Birthing Centers at Beaufort Memorial Hospital and Hilton Head Hospital with a gift bag containing first books for baby, a bib, a T-shirt and other resource materials a new mom might need. The volunteers advise the mothers of the importance of daily reading and talking with their babies starting at birth. The program also provides assistance in locating adult literacy education programs, information on securing a medical home/family doctor, and English as a second language for those needing those services. Besides the hospitals, Born to Read partners with the Beaufort County School District, the Beaufort County Public Library, and United Way of the Lowcountry to provide these services.

easter related events Easter Sunrise Service in Waterfront Park: First Scots Independent Presbyterian Church of Beaufort is pleased to invite the Beaufort community to celebrate the resurrection of Christ on Sunday, April 20 at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort. Sunrise is around 6:45 a.m., and the worship service will begin at 7 a.m. Visitors and residents of Beaufort are welcome and there is no cost to attend. For more information, contact First Scots at 593-0176 or firstscotsbft@ Family Easter Carnival: Saturday, April 19, from 2-4 p.m., The Link and the YMCA are partnering to host a free Family Easter Carnival at the YMCA in Port Royal (1801 Richmond Avenue). There will be bouncers, games, food, snow cones, popcorn, door prizes, food vendors and much more! The Y will open the pool as well as the playground and climbing wall. They are also having a donation drive for the YMCA’s Preschool. Donations of Kleenex, Clorox wipes, Lysol spray, Styrofoam bowls, plastic forks and spoons will be appreciated. The Blood Alliance will be there from 1-5 p.m. Appointments are every 15 min. from 1:30 – 4:45 p.m. Make an appointment by contacting Lynn Green 16

with The Link at blooddrivecarnival@ To volunteer, contact Lynn Green at 592-0456. Bishop Barnett to teach classes, preach on Easter Sunday: Anglican Bishop Paul Barnett will visit Beaufort during Holy Week, teaching classes and preaching at all Easter Sunday services at the Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church St. in downtown Beaufort. Bishop Barnett will teach a two-day class on “The Importance of Peter in Earliest Christianity” on Tuesday, April 15 and Wednesday, April 16 of Holy Week. All are welcome to attend the classes at 11:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall, 507 Newcastle St. A light luncheon will be served about 12:30 p.m. both days. Please call the church office at 522-1712 to reserve a space for the teachings and luncheons. Paul William Barnett is an Anglican bishop, ancient historian, and New Testament scholar. He was the Bishop of North Sydney Australia from 1990 to 2001. Bishop Barnett will preach at the Parish Church of St. Helena on Easter Sunday, April 20. Services will be at 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 6 p.m. Community Bible Church celebrations: The Good Friday service will be Friday,

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April 18 at 7 p.m. On Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., the free Easter “Eggstravaganza” at the church will feature competitive relays, face painting, puppets, give-a-ways, picnic lunch, pony rides, jumpers, and egg hunts throughout the day. Easter Sunday Services will be at 9:15 and 11 a.m. Come celebrate the Risen Christ at Community Bible Church, located at 8 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. For questions, call 525-0089 or email Red Dam Baptist Hosting Easter Egg Hunt: Red Dam Baptist Church in Hardeeville will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 19. The free event includes a light meal, coloring contests, face painting, bounce house, crafts, cotton candy, snow cones, raffles and more. For more information, please call 843-784-6083 or write to or Red Dam Baptist Church will have a Sunrise Service at 7 a.m., followed by breakfast at 8 a.m. Sunday School classes and the Worship Service have been bumped up one hour to 9 and 10 a.m., respectively. The church is located at 488 Red Dam Road, Hardeeville.

upcoming events at the libraries Storytimes with Miss Kathleen: Join Miss Kathleen for songs and stories you will love singing and dancing to! • For children ages 2-4 years and their adult caregiver: Every Monday in April from 4 to 4:45 p.m. • For children ages 5-6 years and their adult caregiver: Every Tuesday in April from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Activity Room, St. Helena Library. Family Literacy Night: Join us for activities and fun for the family that will help to build the love of reading and to improve literacy skills. Wednesday, April 16, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. St. Helena Branch Library Activity Room, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road. Contact 843-255-6558 or email “You Haiku Beaufort County”: April is National Poetry Month and the Beaufort County Library is encouraging everyone to help celebrate. Continuing through April 30, all ages are invited to create a haiku that celebrates Beaufort County, and submit it online at Instructions will be available. Contact: 843-255-6431 or Homework Center: During the school year, every Saturday help for children in grades 1-12. Help from live tutors at Brainfuse is also available from 2 to 11 p.m. daily. The free homework center will be available April 12, 19, 26, 2-4 p.m. and May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. Contact 843-2556541, Maker Monday Club: Arduino Night: Do you like to code? Learn how to make a blinking circuit using a combination of our Arduino prototyoping boards and Arduino programming language. Open to ages 13-17. Registration required. Monday, April 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at St. Helena Windows Lab. Contact 843-2556587, Leap into National Frog Month: Are you a fan of amphibians? Come and learn about frogs through games, crafts, songs and much more. Call Ms. Tracye at 2556480 to register or hop into the Lobeco library today. Children under 5 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Tuesday, April 15 at 4:30 p.m., Lobeco Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco, SC. Free. Contact 843-255-6480, tracyeb@ Make It and Take It Spring: Drop in between 3 and 5 p.m. and celebrate spring with a seasonal craft to take home. For ages 4-10, Wednesday April 16, Beaufort Branch, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort. Contact 843-255-6435, or online at Make It and Take It, Spring: Drop in between 3 and 5 p.m. to build with Legos. Finished creations will be featured in the library’s display case. For ages 4 and up. Tuesdays, April 22 through May 27, at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC. Contact 843-2556435, Beaufort Book Club: In April, they will be discussing “Mr. Penumbra’s 24- Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan on Thursday, April 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. All ages are welcome. Contact 843-2556458 or visit Book and Cook: Bring the kids, listen to a fun story about food and then stick around to make a snack. Call Ms. Tracye at 255-6480 to register or stop by. Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m., Lobeco Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco, SC 29936. Contact: 843-255-6480, tracyeb@bcgov. net. Find out more about these and other events at

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Don’t go solo drinking Zolo

Our wine this week comes from the Fincas Patagonicas winery, under the Zolo label. This winery is owned by Patricia Ortiz who stresses both the science and the art of wine — the winery has its own laboratory and the latest technology.

By Celia Strong

The label of this week’s wine shows a simple white background with a little man in a suit and his hat popping off his head. The image on this good new wine provokes mystery, as does its name, “Zolo,” and makes us wonder about the stories behind it. First, we need to learn about the history of this Malbec, so off we go to Argentina in South America. The wine industry in Argentina is the fifth largest producer in the world. Much of it, like the cuisine of this country, has its roots in Spain. But, there are some roots in Italy, as well. Growing grapes in Argentina dates back to 1557, during the Spanish colonization of the Americas, when Santiago del Estero brought vine cuttings into the country. The beginnings of wine in Argentina, though, were not the most auspicious. Producers were much more geared to quantity over quality. And, even until the early 1990’s, much of what they produced was not worth exporting, even though they made more than any other country outside of Europe. We’ve learned, previously, that the 1885 completion of the Argentine national railroad helped make it possible to get the wines out of the vineyards and to the coast for shipping to the world. More help came in 2002, when the Argentine peso was devalued. Production costs dropped and tourism dollars appeared. And, tourism brought wine lovers. Mendoza is one of the provinces of Argentina. For most of us, it is the best known of their wine regions. This is the largest wine producing area in all of Latin America. Mendoza, the capital city of the region, is one of the 10 cities worldwide in the network of Great Wine Capitals. (The others are Bilbao/Rioja, Spain; Bordeaux, France; Cape Town/Cape Winelands, South Africa; Christ Church/South Island, New Zealand; Firenze, Italy; Mainz/Rheinhessen, Germany; Porto, Portugal; San Francisco/Napa Valley, California, United States; Valparaiso/ Casablanca Valley, Chile.) The city of Mendoza was founded on March 2, 1561, by Pedro del Castillo. The name “Mendoza” came from the Spanish governor at that time of Chile. The city

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was founded on the banks of the Rio Mendoza, but, really, the river was just a big irrigation canal developed by one of the local Indian tribes before the Spanish arrived. The area around the city grew thanks to Jesuit missionaries and the slave labor of the natives. With organized irrigation from their rivers, agriculture production increased from the end of the 18th century on. Besides wine, the Mendoza province produces olive oil and uranium. The Mendoza region is located in the far western part of the country. It has a continental climate with semi-arid dessert conditions. Obviously, the irrigation is needed. There are four seasons here, with no extreme temperatures. This makes the grapevines’ growing cycle uneventful — good for the grapes and their wines. The soil is mostly alluvial with loose sand over clay. As of 2008, there were more than 350,000 acres of vineyards here, almost two-thirds of the total in Argentina. The vineyards are at elevations of 2,600 to 3,600 feet above sea level. The main growing areas are in two departments — Maipú and Luján. The first Argentine designated appellation, Luján de Cuyo, was declared in 1993. The switch to European varieties from indigenous ones, at about the same time, made Mendoza even more important and profitable. Today, though, the pinkskinned grapes Cereza and Criolla Grande still account for about 25 percent of the grapes grown in Mendoza. But, we are doing Malbec this week. Malbec was first introduced into Argentina in the mid-19th century and, today, there are more than 50,000 acres of it planted there. The highest rated Malbecs come from high altitudes in Mendoza — from 2,800 feet to 5,000 feet above sea level. Malbec is a purple grape that gives its wines a dark inky, purple color and robust tannins. A great story about Malbec, just

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Zolo Malbec is from the Fincas Patagonicas winery in Argentina.

not necessarily true, says that Malbec is named for a Hungarian peasant who spread the grape throughout France while he was working undercover for a viticulturalist. Sadly, because that’s such a good story, more evidence says that the original name of this grape was Côt, and it probably came from northern Burgundy. In France, in the Bordeaux region particularly, Malbec was used as a blending variety. This is a thick skinned grape and needs more sun and heat than both Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. It ripens in mid-season and brings color, tannins and a plum-like flavor to its wines. Its wines are dark, rich and juicy. On the negative side, Malbec is sensitive to frost. But that makes the climate of Mendoza really good for it. In addition to its plum flavors, Malbec has blackberry and black cherry notes along with chocolate and cocoa powder, violets, leather and sweet tobacco, depending on the length of time it’s aged time in oak. Now, our wine for this week comes from Fincas Patagonicas, under the Zolo label. This winery is owned by Patricia Ortiz, who stresses both the science and the art of wine. The winery has its own laboratory and the latest technology. One of their winemakers is Jean Claude Berrouet, who has also worked at Chateau Pétrus in Bordeaux.

The grapes for our Zolo Malbec all come from estate vineyards, located throughout Mendoza. Agrelo vineyard grapes give classic plum flavors to the wine; San Pablo vineyard grapes give concentration and structure; Tupungato grapes give “terroir” and dark fruit aromas; Maipú grapes, from 70-year-old vines, give red fruit aromas; Vista Flores give color, structure and berry and floral aromas; and Urgarteche grapes make intensely fruity wines with elegance. The average elevation of these vineyards is 3,200 feet above sea level. Our Zolo Malbec is 100 percent Malbec, all handpicked grapes that are cold macerated for three to five days to extract color and aromas. They are fermented in stainless steel tanks for 10 to 14 days and 100 percent malo-lactic fermentation happens spontaneously. The wine is then aged for six months, 90 percent in French oak barrels and 10 percent in American oak. And the name “Zolo?” It means several things. One is “high” or “inebriated,” which might make sense for a wine. But, Patricia Ortiz is married, and works in Mendoza much of the week while leaving her husband alone in Buenos Aires. “Zolo” also means “solo,” which I suppose can apply to both of them. And why the hat in mid-air on the Zolo label? I’ve given you plenty of stories this week, the hat story is on you. The Zolo Malbec can be your inspiration. For $12.99. Enjoy.

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If you think touring wineries and wine tastings are reserved only for Napa Valley, think again. September Oaks Vineyards makes its own wines and provides a complete winery experience — all in our own backyard. The Lunch Bunch traveled to Ridgeland to see what September Oaks — described as The Winery of the South — has to offer. The view once you turn into the entrance of the winery is dramatic — the road is lined with giant live oaks — and the beauty of the property is revealed as you pass fields; flowering azaleas; fledgling vineyards; and a quaint cottage, until you come to the end of the road, and the center of the activity, the Tasting Room. We were welcomed with a homemade lunch of egg salad and chicken salad sandwiches, fruit salad, pasta salad, and a brownie for dessert, all prepared by our knowledgeable hostess and wine consultant, Annette. It was a gorgeous Friday afternoon as we ate on a picnic table outside on the terraced patio and marveled at the scenery. (Although they don’t usually offer meals during wine tastings, if you call ahead, they will gladly customize your visit depending on the needs of your group.) Annette described the types of grapes that are grown, as well as the history of the property, then we joined her inside for our

Clockwise from above: The entrance to the Tasting Room at September Oaks Vineyards; Nikki, Laura and Irene stand at the bar in the tasting room as they sample wine; Homemade lunch of fruit salad, pasta salad, egg salad sandwich, chicken salad sandwich and a brownie; Knowledgeable wine consultant Annette introduces the award-winning wines during tastings at September Oaks.

proper wine tasting. The owner of September Oaks, Grady Woods, makes all his own wines from local and regional grapes. An architect by trade, he also designed the Tasting Room, which was originally a barn. The high ceiling and repurposed wood give the large room an updated rustic feel. We lined up along the wide bar with our tasting sheets as Annette revealed the intricacies of each bottle. We swirled and sipped, and were given cheese and chocolate to see how the taste of the certain wine changes when paired with food.

It was informative and fun, and afterward we got to tour the big warehouse in the back to see where the wine is made. The beauty of the grounds, the friendliness of the staff, and of course, the opportunity to sample delicious local wines, make a visit to this winery an experience you won’t soon forget. September Oaks Vineyards is located at 893 Grays Highway, Ridgeland, SC, 29936. Call 843-726-9463 or visit www. to find out wine tasting hours, to join the wine club or to book your next special event.

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Learn about canine behavior with Tracie Korol or adopt a furry friend

Ears to you

By Tracie Korol

When the Blue Angels perform practiced maneuvers low over my house, I noticed that with each pass my visiting pack flattened to the ground, ears clamped tight to the head. The noise was painful to my ears and I understand the abstract of giant, shrieking flying things overhead: it had to bewilder conceptually and physically hurt my dog friends’ ears. We played inside until it quieted down but the noise was still in the uncomfortable range. Hearing can be visualized as waves of energy traveling along molecules in the air, transformed into mechanical energy at the ear drum, then amplified by small bones and finally transformed into the electrical impulses in the auditory nerve — resulting in what the brain registers as hearing. Dogs have a much different range of hearing than ours, extending into a considerably higher frequency than we can hear. Sound frequency, the number of sound wave cycles every second, is measured in Hertz (Hz). The higher the frequency, the more sound waves per second, the higherpitched the sound. According to Monika Wegler’s book, “Dogs: How to Take Care of Them and Understand Them,” “Humans pick up an average of 20,000 acoustic vibrations per second (Hz), whereas a dog is able to perceive between 40,000 and 100,000 vibrations.” In short, dogs hear a whole lot better than we do. All dog owners can report a similar story. At my house, even if my dogs were dead asleep, upside down and snoring at the other side of the house, no matter how quiet I attempted to be, creeping in stocking feet to the kitchen, opening a cupboard door with exaggerated care, I could always expect a trio of happy faces at my knees by the time my hand reached out for whatever snack I had in mind. What this means is, if you need to yell at your dog in order for him to pay attention, your relationship needs work. He can hear you just fine even when you whisper. Good dog handlers rarely raise their voices above normal conversational tone. However, dogs, like people, can


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As a dog ages, much like his human friends, his hearing diminishes. The first sign may be a hesitancy to obey commands or a reluctance to go into strange territory. lose hearing for a number of reasons: infections; trauma and loud noise; genetic susceptibility; neural damage, etc. The most common form of hearing loss is called “conductive” hearing loss and it is caused by blockage of the ear canal — from foreign bodies, infections, or an excessive build-up of ear wax (cerumen). Exposure to loud noises can cause “sensory” hearing loss, and this loss becomes progressively worse as the exposure continues over time. Dogs that are subjected to constant loud music will gradually lose hearing, and the loss can be permanent. I feel for the dogs riding shotgun in the cars you can hear coming half a mile away. Quick impact, highlevel noise such as gunshots also causes profound hearing loss. The Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine conducted a study in 2002 finding of all the gun dogs tested (40), all had marked hearing loss. “A partially deaf dog is not as effective as a hunter,” said Dr. Andrew Mackin, holder of the college’s Hugh Ward Chair in Veterinary Medicine and an associate professor in small animal internal medicine. They recommended that hunting dogs wear earplugs, much as the hunter does. There are many drugs that can cause hearing loss, too. Aminogycoside antibiotics such as gentamycin and amikacin; loop diuretics such as furosimide (Lasix); several anti-cancer drugs and

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even high doses of aspirin can damage hearing. Be sure to ask for side effects or make a point to read the package inserts before committing your dog to a course of medication. Diseases such as diabetes, kidney failure, and hypothyroidism may be associated with hearing loss, too. As a dog ages, much like his human friends, his hearing diminishes. The first sign may be a hesitancy to obey commands or a reluctance to go into strange territory. Old age hearing loss is usually a slow,

progressive change and you may be able to slow it down somewhat with good nutrition, antioxidants and adding some herbal supplements to the diet. An old dog may initially lose only the ability to hear certain frequencies — usually the upper ranges. Speaking to him in dulcet tones may be helpful. I’ve advised clients to use percussive sounds such as clapping that can be heard by fairly deaf dogs. A clap can draw a dog’s attention to hand signals. Realize, too, that hearing loss can create behavioral changes. You may notice something that looks like aggression. In reality, it may be your dog was unaware of your approach, became startled when touched, and instinctively reacted. Some old guys can be startled easily and may snap or bite when. The last form of hearing loss is “neural” hearing loss, the least common form. It can be caused by head trauma, blood clots, ruptured blood vessels, or brain tumors. The good news is that hearing aids have been developed for dogs but are pricey. Best to teach hand signals in basic puppy training or introduce hand signals for older dogs and use them with each oral command, just in case.

what to do Dr. Larry Rowland to speak at DAR meeting

The April meeting of the Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will take place on Thursday, April 10 at the St. Helena Branch of the Beaufort Public Library, Jonathan Francis Senior Road, St. Helena Island at 2 p.m. This meeting will be held together with the Governor Paul Hamilton Chapter, South Carolina Society Sons of the American Revolution, and the highlight of afternoon will be a talk by Dr. Larry Rowland, noted historian, about “The American Revolution in the Lowcountry.” Members of both groups will have an opportunity to visit with Dr. Rowland after the talk as they gather for refreshments. Contact Charlene Shufelt at 525-0158 for more information.

Sportfishing & Diving Club to have meeting

The Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club’s April meeting will be held Thursday, April 10 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Lady’s Island, off Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Captain Jim Clarke of Straycat Fishing Charters who will be giving his presentation on Cobia. This presentation will include rods and reels, baits, the importance of chumming and anchoring. Guests are always welcome. For more information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122.

ArtiZen Yoga provides ‘Being of Service’ class

On the second Thursday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., ArtiZen Yoga provides “Being of Service,” a free all-level yoga class exclusively for active military and their spouses. This month’s class will be held Thursday, April 10, and it will be taught by Ayren Pfeifer, certified Ashtanga teacher and a military spouse of 13 years. Childcare will be available for a small fee: $5 for one child/$3 for each additional child. ArtiZen Yoga is located in Newcastle Square in Uptown Beaufort.

Beaufort Agility Club starts spring session

Beaufort Agility Club will start a new Spring session on Saturday, April 12 at 10 a.m. Come out for fun and exercise, not to mention socialization at Beaufort Dog’s play yard, 1307 Boundary Street. Contact: or stop in to pre-register and receive a discount. Obedience classes also now enrolling.

Stork’s Nest is holding free baby shower drives

Stork’s Nest, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is holding a free event called “Pregnant Pause: Brunch and Learn.” If you are expecting a baby, then you’re invited to a special celebration and annual baby shower donation drive from 10 a.m. to noon at the following locations: • Monday, April 14: Port Royal Medical Clinic, 1320 S. Ribaut Road, Port Royal • Saturday, April 19: Wesley United Methodist, 810 Duke Street, Beaufort. There will be food, door prizes and a lot of information. For details, please call 843263-4664.

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Take a spring tour of Penn Center campus

The spring tour of the historic campus of Penn Center on St. Helena Island will be held Saturday, April 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The full day of events will include: • 10 a.m.: PBS Documentary, “Against All Odds.” • 11 a.m.: Tour Museum Exhibit “Harlem on my Mind.” • Noon: Guided campus tour • 1 p.m.: Lowcountry Fried Fish lunch • 2 p.m.: More guided campus tours. • 2 to 4 p.m.: Artist demonstrations and book signings. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under. Call Penn Center at 843838-2432.

Artisans and Antiques to be held at Habersham

On Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Second Annual Artisans and Antiques at Habersham will feature antique furniture, pottery, vintage linens, jewelry, fine and folk art, sundresses, clothing, outdoor furniture, garden art, greenery, coastal and shell art, baskets, honey, soaps, fused glass, home decor, blacksmithing, and more. For a special feature, Wood Song Canoes will be brining a hand built canoe. Shops and restaurants will be open during this special event. Visit or call 440-503-8414 for information. Habersham Marketplace is located at 13 Market St., Beaufort, SC, 29906.

Volunteer with SCORE to build oyster reefs

South Carolina Department of Natural Resource’s SCORE program is holding several local opportunities to volunteer to build oyster reef. Here are the events: • Tuesday, April 15, 8:30 to 11 a.m., at Eddings Point Landing, St. Helena Island • Saturday, April 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Section 5 of the Spanish Moss Trail, Beaufort • Saturday, April 26, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brickyard Landing, Lady’s Island. As always, participants must wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you do not mind getting a little dirty. They will provide gloves, sunscreen, bug spray, and water, but volunteers can be eco-friendly and bring a refillable bottle. To join any of these events, please RSVP by email at

Online auction helps raise funds for PAL

Bid for over 500 items and help raise funds to give homeless, stray, abused and unwanted animals a second chance.
Palmetto Animal League will host its 5th annual online auction from 8 a.m. Friday, April 11 through 10 p.m. Monday, April 14. It’s a fun and easy way to win fabulous items while helping animals. There are unique items in 30 categories including 100 local dining certificates, 40 golf rounds at top courses, Olive the Above in-store tasting party, tickets for the 2015 Westminster Dog Show with airfare, and so much more. Get your paws on the keyboard and bid for PAL. Access the auction site at or visit PAL’s website www.palmettoanimalleague. org. Proceeds will help care for the many pets awaiting adoption at Palmetto Animal League’s Adoption Center in Okatie’s Riverwalk Business Park.
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For information about the online auction, contact Pam Dyer at pthomasdyer@ or 843-837-8727.

Soft Shell Crab Festival will be in Port Royal

The 11th annual Soft Shell Crab Festival will be held Saturday, April 19 from noon to 5 p.m., along Paris Avenue in Port Royal. Spring is the time for soft shell crabs and the Old Village in Port Royal is the place to savor these delicacies. Local restaurants will serve up varieties of soft shell crab in clever variations. Barbecue, burgers, ice cream, other seafood and more food will be available. Organizers expect food vendors, artists and crafters lined up on Paris Avenue. There will be children’s activities, live music, and a classic car show. The festival will also feature the annual crab race where approximately 5,000 rubber crabs are “adopted” by festival attendees for $10 each. The crab will be dropped into Battery Creek at 5 p.m. and the owner of the crab to cross the finish line at the Observation Deck will receive a $2,000 cash prize. For more information and to adopt a crab, go to For more information about the festival, visit or call 843592-1892.

Fripp Audubon holding bird behavioral program

Fripp Audubon, in partnership with Naturally Fripp Community Wildlife Habitat, presents avian behavioral detectives Ed and Cindy Boos with their fascinating photographic observations and expert insights into rarely seen aspects of bird lifecycles with “Avian Courtship, Mating and Nesting.” The program will be held Thursday, April 24, at Fripp Island Community Centre. Meet ‘n’ greet starts at 6 p.m., program at 7 p.m. This is a free presentation, and a free pass is available at the Fripp gate. Contact pete.richards@ or 843-441-2153 and visit

Parris Island Officers’ Spouses’ Club has event

Friday, April 25 at 5:30 p.m., Parris Island Officers’ Spouses’ Club 3rd Annual Silent and Live Auction will be held. All

proceeds will be used to benefit the local military community. The public is invited for an evening of hors d’oeuvres, a silent and live auction and a raffle at Traditions Restaurant on Parris Island. Tickets will be $10 at the door; advanced ticket purchases include five free raffle tickets and are available online at http://parrisislandosc. com/2014-silent-and-live-auction. The Traditions bar will also be open for those who wish to purchase cocktails. For more information, visit https://www.facebook. com/PIOSCAuction.

Spring Book Sale will be at Beaufort library

The Friends of the Beaufort Library: Beaufort, Lobeco and St. Helena Branches (FOL) will hold its annual Spring Book Sale from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. The Spring Book Sale will be held at the downtown Beaufort Branch Library located at 311 Scott Street in Beaufort. The sale will include thousands of books, CDs, DVDs, audio books and more. All hardback books are $2 unless marked otherwise with regular paperbacks priced at $.50 and trade paperbacks at $1.50 each. The library bookstore will also be open and offer its current inventory at the same prices. To become a member of FOL contact Lee Martin at 843-838-7438 or to volunteer contact Lynn Kittson at 843-379-7040.

Church to celebrate National Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer will be celebrated at Riverview Baptist Church, 2209 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC, on May 1, from noon to 1 p.m. For more information, contact Pat Claxton at 379-9084 or Rev. Leon Meadows at 524-8335.

Free workshop helps those grieving a loss

Are you grieving a loss? Help can be found by attending, “Finding Healing Through the Grieving Process,” a free workshop from 1:30-3 p.m. on Friday, May 2, at Helena House Assisted Living in Port Royal. An interactive group session will be presented by Alan Poe, who has been a hospice chaplain for eight years and has more than 35 years of experience as a relationship counselor. The sessions are free and open to the public. Helena House is located at 1624 Paris Avenue in Port Royal. Space is limited. Please RSVP by calling 843-592-2356 or by e-mail at

Gospel Brunch supports local March of Dimes

The XI Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will be sponsoring a March of Dimes: March for Babies Gospel Brunch. The 2014 theme is “Setting a Spiritual Sail for Stronger & Healthier Babies.” The event will be Saturday, May 3, at 11:30 a.m. at the Jasmine Room at the Quality Inn at Beaufort Town Center, 2001 Boundary Street, Beaufort. Donation is $30. All proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to support the March of Dimes’ March for Babies mission. Send an email request for tickets to scotta1@ or or for more information, call 843-812-6111. The March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies.

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KFI Mechanical, LLC



Air conditioning Tel. 843-322-0018

Beaufort Air Conditioning and Heating, LLC

John C. Haynie President 843-524-0996

antiques & consignment

The Collectors Antique Mall

Jane Tarrance Furniture, Glassware, Collectibles 843524-2769 102 C Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island Center Beaufort, South Carolina 29907

Consignment Gallery & Estate Sales Of Beaufort

We handle deceased and living Estate Sales. Store full of Furniture/ Accessories/ Gifts Consignment 60% to you 1013 Charles Street, Beaufort, SC 843-812-8899 ask for Kathy Hours: Tues-Sat 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Christopher J. Geier

Attorney at Law, LLC Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation Located on the corner of Carteret and North Street Office: 843-986-9449 Fax: 843-986-9450

auction/estate sales

Gallery 95 Auction

24022 Whyte Hardee Blvd. Hardeeville, SC 29927 843-784-5006 for complete auction schedule/catalogs Always accepting your quality consignments from one item to an entire estate. Buying Gold and Silver


Merry Maids

Bob Cunningham 522-2777 829 Parris Is Gateway Beaufort, SC

Speedy Clean

Residential & Commercial Services Licensed and Insured $25 Off Initial Cleaning (when you mention this ad) (843) 597-0581


Chandler Trask Construction

Chandler Trask 843.321.9625

computer repair

Computer Forensics

843-271-2396 1400 Ribaut Road, Unit C • Data recovery and retrieval from any media: desktops, servers, laptops, tablets, PDAs • Retrieve deleted, erased or formatted business or personal files, emails, texts, pictures, etc. • 20 years of experience. Affordable and confidential


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• Cool Gel • Memory Foam • Innerspring New Solid Wood King Bed $199

Over 100,000 satisfied customers

hair stylists

Lime Lite Salon

Natina Gardner, stylist A True Balance of Substance & Style 843-379-5463 612 Carteret Street


For All Your Insurance Needs Amy Bowman phone: (843) 524-7531

For All Your Insurance Needs Andy Corriveau phone: (843) 524-1717

Robbie Holmquist Turbeville Insurance Agency 33 Professional Village Circle Beaufort, SC 29907 843.524.4500 ext 310 843.812.7148


Lawn Solutions Jim Colman 843-522-9578 Design, Installation, Maintenance PEST CONTROL

Collins Pest Control

Tommy Collins 843-524-5544 Complete Termite and Pest Control Residential, Commercial, Free Estimates, Licensed and Insured PEt grooming

Furbulas Dog Grooming and Pet Sitting Brittany Riedmayer 843-476-2989 • 843-522-3047 • Member of National Dog Groomers Association of America. • Change your dog from Fabulous to Furbulas with a personal touch.

Broad Marsh Animal Hospital

A professional animal stylist with many years of experience, Sarah Ellis grooms all breeds, including cats. To reduce anxiety, we offer twilight sleep with medical supervision at no extra charge. Early drop offs and late pickups are not a problem. Boundary Street: 843-524-2224 843-524-0014

PHYSICIANS Randy Royal, MD- OBGYN and Pelvic Surgery

843-524-5455 We’re now providing a new level of patient comfort.


Lohr Plumbing, Inc.

Brett Doran Serving the Lowcountry for over 20 years. Service, New Construction, and Remodeling. (843) 522-8600


Island Podiatry

Dr. Jill C. Blau 3 Celadon Drive, Suite A Beaufort, SC, 29907 843-379-9913 Two convenient locations, Beaufort & Bluffton

property management

Palmetto Shores

property managment

Lura Holman McIntosh, BIC Telephone: 843-525-1677 Website: PROPERTY MANAGEME Email: marshview@palmettoshores. com

realtor LURA HOLMAN McINTOSH Carolina Realty of the OFF Broker-In-Charge Lowcountry FAX E-Mail: Bill Hatcher 843-521-7429 “Selling the Lowcountry one dream at a time” Call me today for a free market analysis of your property.


DA Roofing Co.

Donnie Daughtry, Owner

Call us for ALL of your roofing needs. New Construction, Residential and Commercial, Shingles, Metal, Hot Tar & Hydrostop.

All repairs and new additions. FREE ESTIMATES 524-1325

tree service

Southern Tree Services of Beaufort, Inc. Ronnie Reiselt, Jr. P.O. Box 2293 Beaufort, SC 29901 843-522-9553 Office 843-522-2925 Fax


Beaufort Mobile Website Design Paul Richardson 843-441-8213 http://beaufortmobilewebsitedesign. com

zumba classes

GG’s Zumba Fit 843-473-8222 Held at TCL, 921 Ribaut Rd, Continuing Education Building 22

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825 Bay Street


825 Bay Street Historic Beaufort


Holiday Schedule Mon – Sat 10 to 5:30 Open Sundays 11-4 2 Hours Free Parking Our Classic Gift Wrap, Always Available Christopher Benson, MD

Gregory Miller, MD

Drs. Christopher Benson and Gregory Miller, have joined the new BEAUFORT MEMORIAL OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY SPECIALISTS. The two board-certified physicians are joining Drs. Berniece Redmond and Claude Tolbert in the new practice.


EXPECTING? Drs. Benson & Miller are curr ently schedulin 15-MINUTE O g N EO N-ONE “MEET & GREE T ” A PPOINTMEN at no charge fo TS r w in becoming paomen who are interested tients of the pr actice.

Call 843-522-7 820 or to

for informatio n


They most recently practiced in Rock Hill, SC and have extensive experience in minimally invasive surgical techniques, including da Vinci robot-assisted procedures.

Dr. Benson, who has been in practice for over 17 years, attended Georgetown University School of Medicine on a military scholarship and completed his residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center following a deployment to Iraq as squadron surgeon.

Dr. Miller, who has over 22 years of OB/GYN experience, attended the Medical College of Virginia on academic and military scholarships, completed his internship and residency at the University of Florida and served three years at the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

Beaufort Medical Plaza 989 Ribaut Rd, Suite 210, Beaufort

Our new Board-certified physicians will be delivering babies exclusively at the Birthing Center at Beaufort Memorial Hospital.

Most major insurance plans accepted including Medicare, Tricare, and Blue Cross.

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The Island News April 10, 2014