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Watch Beaufort’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in Waterfront Park The moment Beaufort County has been waiting for has come! ABC television announced that Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Beaufort will air on Sunday, May 1, at 8 p.m. To celebrate the airing, H2 Builders is hosting a public Viewing Party Picnic from 6-9 p.m. at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort. The episode will be shown on the park’s big screen, and attendees are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and picnic items to enjoy before the screening. The Dickinson Family and H2 Builders will be in attendance. There will be no admission charge, but monetary and non-perishable food donations will be accepted at the door for one of the Dickinson family’s favorite causes, Praise Cares, a local charity that feeds the hungry.



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hough Earth Day is officially on April 22, there will be an Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 16, with the opening day of Port Royal Farmers Market at Heritage Naval Park. Environmental agencies will have displays set up with the Farmers Market vendors. There will be lots of handouts, give away items and activities. Come be a locavore and learn more about making Earth Day Every Day. Go to to see a full list agencies attending. Another event taking place Saturday, April 30 is the 2011 Earth DayBeach Sweep at Hunting Island State Park. There is a 10 a.m. registration at the Lighthouse Picnic Area. Please join Friends of Hunting Island in helping to keep the park and beach litter free. A lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided by the Low Country Rotary at noon. Trail maintenance will be included in the sweep. Please bring blowers, shears, trimmers, etc., if you have them. Also bring drinking water, gloves and bug spray. Help beautify our park for the 2011 season and join the fun. For more information, please contact Vicki Anne Nestor, Litter Control Director for Friends of Hunting Island at (843)379-3389.



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HOW DID EARTH DAY GET STARTED? The first Earth Day was held April 22, 1970, a spring day that happened to be beautifully sunny and temperate for most of America. Thanks to plenty of press and the donations and volunteer efforts of people across the country, what could have been a small, one-time event with little effect grew into something with the feel of a national holiday. More than 20 million people would celebrate the inaugural Earth Day. The number of participants has grown considerably since then, and Earth Day’s original goals of making the environment a hot topic and increasing the eco-efforts of Americans has stayed true, each year serving as a call, or reminder, to evaluate your own effect on the planet.

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The Celadon Fine Arts Festival is proud to present the 28 juried artists, representing five states, who will participate in this inaugural three-day event from May 20-22. The artists were chosen by renowned artist Jonathan Green, ARTworks board president Deanna Bowdish, USCB professor Jon Goebel, and Dennis O. Green, the director of the Celadon Community Arts Trust Association.

The artists range from fiber artist Danielle Schaefer of Hatfield, Pa., to Kevin Ritter, a clay/mixed media artist from St. Petersburg, Fla. The Beaufort County based artists include potters Scott Brister and Steve White; glass artist Julia Smoak; silversmith Jo Ann Graham; fiber artist Kim Keats; painters Mary Jane Martin, James St. Clair, and Kathy Crowther; photographers Joshua Ferguson,

Howard Ramey; sculptor Stephen Kishel; and book artist Pat Schad. They all will compete for cash prizes. Saturday, May 21, is Family Day, complete with entertainment and food. Entry is $5 per car. The festival is located in the beautiful Celadon Community on Lady’s Island. Visit and for details and updates.

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Jimmy Boozer, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, has announced that Blakely Williams has been named Interim President/CEO of the Chamber. Williams joined the Beaufort Regional Chamber in June of 2007 as the Member Services Manager. Williams is currently the Director of Member Services, overseeing the recruitment and the expansion of the current membership. A graduate of Presbyterian College and a native of Clinton, South Carolina, Williams is optimistic about the chamber’s role in the business community. Williams takes the helm as the chamber is in negotiations to finalize spinning off the Visitor & Convention Bureau. “I will be concentrating on increasing membership, expanding member services and advocating with local, state and federal governments to enhance the business climate in the Beaufort region.”

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A new search component that offers an easier way to look up and pay your vehicle tax bills in Beaufort County goes online Monday. County officials have upgraded a portion of the county website to simplify the procedure. Beginning Monday you will be able to search by your name, pin or AIN. Previously you had to enter your pin, license plate and exact amount of taxes. This allows a taxpayer to pay the motor vehicle tax bill without having a bill in their hands and county staffers hope it will help reduce errors. Vehicle taxes can be paid by selecting the button for “Pay Taxes Online” on the home page of www.

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United Contractors and Misener Marine will flag motorists on the McTeer Bridge from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. through the month of April while crews pour concrete for the new bridge foundation. Please expect delays and look out for workers on foot. For a complete review of this and other county road improvement projects, visit and look under the “How Do I” section on the home page.


City takes steps to make Beaufort more walkable Making downtown Beaufort a better and safer place for people to walk took a positive step forward this week with installation of improved crosswalks at the key intersection of Carteret and Port Republic streets downtown. The crossing is used daily by hundreds of people moving between shops and restaurants, and also is a primary crossing for residents of The Point neighborhood as they head to jobs, to shops and restaurants, and to the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. While simple, the pedestrian crossing signs in the middle of Carteret Street reinforce to drivers the message of the painted crosswalk lines: “Be careful — people may be crossing the street.” Crosswalks to the east and west of Port Republic, at Bay Street and at Craven Street, both have traffic lights with pedestrian “walk/don’t walk” signals. The Craven Street signal includes a countdown timer to inform pedestrians how much time remains to safely cross an upgrade that will be featured at Bay and Carteret when the new traffic signal mast is completed. The pedestrian crossing signs now seen at Carteret and Port Republic

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have been used with success along the commercialized three blocks of Bay Street. “As we continue to work to make Beaufort a better, more walkable small town, we are looking at ways to help the pedestrians without tying up vehicle traffic on Carteret Street,” Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling said. “The City Council and Beaufort Redevelopment Commission, working with the public, are trying to recruit new businesses and residents to the city,

and making our crosswalk areas safer remains a priority — this truly is a town best enjoyed on foot,” Keyserling said. During recent small group meetings looking at ways to make Beaufort a better place as it celebrates its 300th birthday and prepares for its fourth century, a number of residents spoke of the need for improved crosswalks, said Jon Verity, chairman of the Beaufort Redevelopment Commission. “Some of the things we heard are going to take years to put in place,

and probably a sizable investment. Upgrading the crosswalk at Carteret and Port Republic, which is between two very popular restaurants, was an easy and inexpensive fix,” Verity said. The city recently started a two-year process to jump-start Beaufort’s future through solid and creative planning, redevelopment and infill, all based on the Beaufort Vision Comprehensive Plan of 2009 and new public input. The goal: Create new opportunities to transfer good planning into good redevelopment and investment in Beaufort. “We’ll continue to work with the city and the (traffic) engineers to see what else we can do to make Beaufort a better town for people to walk to work and to play,” Verity said. As part of the improved pavement markings on Carteret Street, the S.C. Department of Transportation repainted the crosswalks last year. At Bay and Carteret, the traffic signals soon will hang from a new mast rather than strung across on wires. Recent bad weather delayed the work, but the intersection’s traffic signals should be done by the end of the month, Beaufort City Manager Scott Dadson said.

County preserves rural land Beaufort County Council saved three valuable parcels of agricultural land on St. Helena Island from future development through the County’s Rural and Critical Land Preservation Program at prices well below appraised values. The council unanimously approved the purchase of conservation easements on a parcel near the Penn Center campus and others at Orange Grove Plantation and Eddings Creek. The Penn Center parcel is owned by Penn and totals 92 acres, It is used for hay production and livestock grazing. It lies near the site of the future Beaufort County library and, if developed, could have accommodated 30 homes. The total cost of the easement was $484,500, with half the money coming from the county and the other half from the US Department of Agriculture. The cost represents 75 percent of the $646,500 appraised value. The 801-acre property, owned by the Trask family at Orange Grove Plantation, lies partially on Wallace Creek and is the largest remaining agricultural operation on St. Helena Island. The total cost of the easement is $3.75 million and has an appraisal value between $7.5 and $8 million. The county agreed to pay $1.25 million or 25 percent. The USDA will pay half the cost and the landowner will pay the remaining

25 percent. If developed, the property could have accommodated 200 homes. The 28.3-acre Eddings Creek property, owned by Tree Hope Investments and Robert Sample, will cost the county $206,625. Again, the USDA will pay 50 percent of the total cost which is $409,250 — less than half of the $987,000 appraised value. The easement will protect the headwaters of Eddings Creek by serving as a buffer against a large-scale agricultural operation nearby. It will allow for construction of two homes and one dock but would retire 20 home sites and one dock permit. It also lies adjacent to Henry Farm, where 300 acres were protected last June through the county’s land preservation program. All three parcels are located in district 5, represented by Beaufort County Councilman William McBride. “St. Helena Island is a beautiful, special place. We love our rural landscape, culture and history and strive to protect it. The conservation easements will ensure that these properties remain forever undeveloped and will protect their traditional agricultural uses.” The acquisitions were negotiated by the county’s land purchasing partner, the nonprofit organization, Beaufort County Open Land Trust.

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great if the DMV or the Social Security Office used the Fast Pass system? You just go in, get a ticket that tells you when to come back, then you can go run errands and get other work done until your appointment time instead of sitting in a sweaty waiting room with a bunch of strangers. As far as international policy is concerned, it doesn’t get any better than Epcot. The park celebrates diversity and highlights the best parts of countries and cultures. It seems they do this mostly through food, but hey, it’s something everyone has in common. I don’t know how strict Disney is about its environmental policies, but, at least from an outsider perspective, it appears the park cares about being green. It’s always been known for its cleanliness — a trait any city could aspire to — and also emphasizes recycling. Disney’s public transportation is also excellent (wasn’t the monorail like the original light rail?) So, minus the princesses and cartoon characters, the real world could learn a lot from Disney World.


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ast Thursday, Jamee Haley, Executive Director of Lowcountry Local First, came to SuZara’s Bakery and spoke to a large group of Beaufort business owners and concerned citizens about starting a Beaufort chapter of the successful alliance that already has a membership of more than 400 in the Charleston area. Susan Zara, owner of SuZara’s, Patsy Collins, owner of Be My Guest, and Ann Gassenhiemer, owner of Vegetable Kingdom, organized a meet and greet with Haley and Kate Gebler, marketing and membership coordinator for Lowcountry Local First. Lowcountry Local First advocates the benefits of a local living economy by strengthening community support of local independent businesses and farmers. The alliance educates the public on the importance of supporting the local economy, and encourages businesses and consumers to be environmentally sustainable and socially responsible. Lowcountry Local First is 44th in a network of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE). The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) is North America’s fastest growing network of socially responsible businesses, comprised of more than 80 community networks representing 22,000 independent business members across 30 U.S. States and Canadian provinces. BALLE networks create local living economies through the building blocks of independent retail, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, green building, local zerowaste manufacturing, community capital, independent media and local arts and culture. By bringing a local chapter to Beaufort, the community will be able to build a membership of businesses that share in Lowcountry Local First’s vision and understand the importance of maintaining a strong local economy — a living economy. Each member knows that keeping locally earned dollars in our community will strengthen our local economy, and that the return on those dollars will have a much greater impact on their livelihood than those spent elsewhere. For this reason, LLF visualizes a community in which all small business owners come together to further their economic impact and maintain their


Above: Patsy Collins, Susan Zara, Ann Gassenhiemer, Kate Gebler and Jamee Haley at a Lowcountry Local First meeting at SuZara’s Bakery. Below: Jamee Haley and John Trask.

MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA FOR BUSINESSES • Is your business privately held? • Do the business owners who have a controlling interest of more than 50% live in the Lowcountry? • Can your business make independent decisions regarding the name and look of your business, as well as, all business purchasing, practices and distribution? • Do you pay all your own marketing, rent, and other business expenses? • Is your business based locally and has no corporate or national headquarters outside the state?

presence both individually, and as a whole. I am particularly interested in this initiative for a variety of reasons, but mostly for its potential to generate dollars in our local economy. When my publishers came up with idea for Lunch Bunch, they had a vision of a column that would excite people to dine out and support our many local restaurants. I think we’ve accomplished that goal. And, I think we’re doing our part as a publication to remind the public about community events, highlight the successes of area businesses and

show our readers the potential of an attractive, informative hometown newspaper. The Island News supports Lowcountry Local First. I am excited to organize an email list to generate interest in this movement. Please send an email to theislandnews@ with “LLF, Attn: Wendy” in the subject line. When we get an idea of the level of interest, we will organize another membership meeting. Find out more at www.lowcountrylocalfirst. org. And remember ... “Buy Local, Be Local.”

• Keeps money in the Lowcountry: For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $45 goes back into our community versus only $14 from a national chain store. • Embraces our unique community: Our oneof-a-kind businesses are what keeps us from being “Anywhere USA.” • Fosters better service: Local businesses are owned by our friends and neighbors who are invested in our community and their customers. • Creates more good jobs: Local businesses are our region’s largest employer and offer greater loyalty to their employees. • Helps the environment: The purchasing habits and central location of local businesses usually results in less transportation, congestion, sprawl and pollution. • Supports community groups: Nonprofit organizations receive an average of 250 percent more support per employee from small businesses than they do from large businesses. • Ensures you get what you want: Independently owned businesses choose products based on what their customers want, not a national sales plan. • Puts your tax dollars to good use: Local businesses are a more efficient consumer of public services compared to nationallyowned stores entering the community. • Shows the country you believe in the Lowcountry!

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Garden Club visits famed Lowcountry Garden Did you know that one of the finest private gardens in America is just a few miles outside of Beaufort? Lovingly created over the years by the very talented Gay Fowler, Dean Hall Plantation has been the prized Lowcountry destination of countless garden clubs from around the country who come to the Lowcountry to tour its renowned gardens. The board members of the Garden Club of America just visited this garden a few months earlier. The group in the photo at right is the Palmetto Garden Club visiting from Columbia last week. And it turned out to be the perfect moment to visit the garden as all the hundreds of azaleas were blooming along with Gay’s famed collection of heirloom roses. There were even camellias still blooming. The formal garden has two pigeonniers designed by Gay that are used as

potting sheds and she’s just finished a spectacularly beautiful Glass House for overwintering plants that incorporates the historic front door fan and side lights from the late John Gettys Smith’s parents’ home. All 50 visitors agreed that Gay has done an amazing job. Thanks so much Gay (and husband Frank) for making our area such a beautiful place for all these Top: The Palmetto Garden Club visits Dean Hall Plantation from Columbia. Above: The azaleas are in bloom at Dean Hall. national garden clubs to visit!

The garden boasts cascading old roses.

Two Pigeonniers are used as potting sheds.

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The pool house and boxwood hedges.

The Glass House for overwintering plants.

Homecoming Reception Heather and Sam Vail with Nancy Law held a beautiful “welcome back to Beaufort” reception at their historic home, Bythewood House, in honor of longtime former Beaufort residents Isabel and Sam Jewell who now live in New Mexico. Isabel is head of the charitable fundraising side of the Sante Fe Opera and she remarked about how it was great to be back around such warm, friendly and fun Beaufortonians as compared to some of the folks she’s met out West. Well, we do know how to have a good time! That’s for sure. Here are some pics from the event and hopefully the Nan Sutton, Isabel Jewell, Mike Sutton and Peggy Peyton. Jewells will return again soon.

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peaking of people knowing how to have a good time! The Fish In is always a very fun fundraising event and this year continued that tradition with fabulous silent auction items and a unique venue at Steamers Restaurant, not to mention all the great fun people who came — more than 275 people from the Beaufort community — to benefit and support Beaufort Academy. The event would not have been possible without all the wonderful sponsors and auction donors and the very hardworking committee composed of Marjorie Gray, Frances Stowe, Casey Tumlin, Wendi Lynn, Leigh Ann Pingree, Eve Fleming, Jana Bowden, Bradi Dinkins, Tracey Hines and Liz O’Herron. Charles Tumlin and Scott Stowe were head of the sponsorship committee, and the whole event was beautifully coordinated by Jessica Miller, Beaufort Academy special events coordinator. To all, job well done! Here are some pics.

SAVE THE DATE FOR LAFAYETTE SOIREE: It’s not too late to buy tickets to this year’s Historic Beaufort Foundation’s Annual Lafayette Soiree “Time & Tides” celebrating Beaufort’s 300th birthday at Dr. Bobby Bell’s beautiful historic home on the Point. Open bar, great dance music, food, and an always wonderful silent auction! Tickets are $100 per person, $75 per ticket for guests under 35-years-old. Reservations may be made by calling the foundation at 843-379-3331 or online at, click on “Shop.”



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sports GOLF TOURNEY BENEFITS BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS The Sixth Annual Bill Verity Charity Golf Tournament, honoring the late U.S. Secretary of Commerce and supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Beaufort Area, will be May 2 at the Sanctuary Golf Club. The Sanctuary Golf Club is located on Cat Island, 8 Waveland Avenue in Beaufort. All proceeds will benefit Bill Verity the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Beaufort Area, which include the Boys & Girls Club of Beaufort, the Beaufort Teen Center and the Boys & Girls Club of Sheldon. Entry fee is $125 per amateur or $500 per team, which consist of four players and a pro. Registration is available online at or call Liz Vallino at 843-379-5430. Shotgun start begins at 1 p.m. with lunch provided before and an awards reception held after play. The Bill Verity Cup Pro Am Charity Golf Tournament honors the late C. William Verity, Jr. who was the United States Secretary of Commerce under President Ronald Regan. Verity retired in Beaufort and died January 3, 2007, at 89.

RACING REGATTA Beaufort Yacht And Sailing Club recently held a regatta featuring the Laser, which is an Olympic class, high performance single-handed boat. For full results, please visit

John Potter of Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, First place Lasers.

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Three compete in Masters Weightlifting Although Team Beaufort Weightlifting is comprised primarily with youth, adults often train and compete as well. On April 1-3, a Masters Weightlifting Championship event was held in Savannah. Masters weightlifting is the Olympic sport of weightlifting for persons 35 years and older. The ultimate sport of strength and power should not be confused with power lifting, bodybuilding or general weight training. The weightlifting consists of two events: the snatch and the

From left: Larry Deloach, Teddy Binett and Clint Silon of Team Beaufort.

clean and jerk. Masters weightlifting is a committee within USA Weightlifting,

which is the National Governing Body for the sport of weightlifting in the U.S. Three “seasoned weight lifters” — Larry Deloach, Clint Silon and Ted Binnett — competed at the event for Team Beaufort. Binett won silver, Silon won bronze and Deloach came in fifth place. To raise money for local weight lifters, Team Beaufort will be hosting a car wash on Friday, April 15, at Advanced Auto on Robert Smalls Parkway from 3-8 p.m.

GET INVOLVED WITH GRASSROOTS SOCCER Grassroots provides year-round soccer camps, programs, tournaments and games for boys and girls ages 8-17 with UEFA qualified instructor Steve Aldred. Aldred spent four years playing with professional team Fulham F.C. (London) in the early 80s and began coaching in 1988. Grassroots Soccer is a long-term venture looking to develop soccer in Beaufort to an academy standard. For more information, please visit www. or email Aldred at

STACKING AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Two more members of Lady’s Island Stacking were named to USA Sport Stacking, the U.S. national team. Molly Smith and Garrett Jepson will join Anna Smith as members of Team USA and will take part in the WSSA World Championships in Dallas on April 1617. Two other Lady’s Island stackers, Eli Smith and Jack Jepson, will take part in the US/Texas Open on those same dates. To get ready for the big event, the Lady’s Island Stackers recently took part in events in Advance, N.C., and the Southeast Regional in Rome, Ga. In the two events, the team won a combined total of 42 medals, including 10 firsts, eight seconds and 11 thirds. Anna set four new state records, Garrett set two, Eli and Jack both set one, and the relay team set one.

Front row, from left: Patrick Dudley, Andre Pringle, Tony Winston, Jallay Wren, Rodney Warren, Rafael Gueuara IV, TJ Allen, Marlon Williams, Marcus Fripp. Back Row, from left: Coach James Murray, Tyler Payne, Shykeem Gardner, Anthony White, Thomas Parker, Carlton Johnson, Simeon Middleton, Michael Middleton, Coach Ervin Atkins and Head Coach David Francis. Not Pictured: TJ Watts, Coach Duan Pringle.


Meet The Unit, an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball team for young men age 16 and under. The Unit is a youth program with 14 young men from Beaufort, Lady’s Island and St. Helena Island. Parent volunteers, led by David Francis, will coach, train, drive and encourage the teammates. The program teaches camaraderie, sportsmanship and discipline, while enhancing athletic skills, stamina, physical and mental strength. This summer, The Unit will travel to four cities and participate in tournaments, which allows exposure to NCAA coaches and scouts from small

and large colleges and universities. The team thanks Dr. Dan Durbin, Beaufort High School principal, and Jerry Linn, Beaufort High School athletic director, for their support during the organization of the 2011 squad. The players also thank Bryan Cooler with Stokes Used Car Center and Tim Stewart of Butler Chrysler Dodge Jeep. This Saturday, April 16, The Unit will hold a Spring Fish Fry fundraiser in the parking lot of Video Warehouse on Parris Island Gateway from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plates will include fresh fried fish, choice of two sides, bread and a beverage for only $7.



Congratulations to Zach Bachtell, a ninth grader at Beaufort Academy and goalie for the JV Boys Soccer Team. Zach had six saves against Hilton Head Prep on Monday to secure a 2-1 victory for the Eagles. Coach Tom Savage describes Bachtell as “incredibly brave.” He explains, “The team trusts him, because he puts his body on the line. He’s worked hard on technique since the beginning of the season and has shown tremendous improvement.” The JV team is currently 8-0.

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Beaufort Academy students win at science fair Congratulations to Beaufort Academy Regional Science Fair winners. Upper School: Riley Blocker: Third Place Environmental Science; Zach Bachtell: Honorable Mention Physics; Charles Humphries: Honorable Mention Physics; Emily Hutchins: Third Place Physics; Hope Keane: Honorable Mention Social and Behavioral Science; and Charlotte Delfosse: Honorable Mention Health and Medicine.

Middle School: Jackson Warren: First runner up — Lifelong Learning Award, Broadcom Masters Award, Navy Award; Ashton Guest: Second Place Broadcom Masters Award; Nicki Ozburn: Third Place; Mike Bhoi: Honorable Mention; McKenzie Blake: Honorable Mention; Will Turner: Honorable Mention; Xavier Westergaard: Honorable Mention; Katie Gay and Taylor Vincent: Honorable Mention — Team category.


Oh, the places they went... Pi Beta Phi And Riverview second graders journey through National Reading Month

On Sunday, April 3, the St. Peter’s Oyster Roast Committee presented Rev. Father Timothy D. Tebalt, pastor of St. Peter Catholic Church, and St. Peter Catholic School a check in the amount of $16,619 from this year’s oyster roast. On hand to present the check was chairman Douglas Massalon and committee members Matthew Hurtt and Richard Jennings as well as student Hayden Jennings. The 6th Annual Oyster Roast and Microbrew Festival was held on Saturday, March 5, at the Live Oaks Park in Port Royal. An estimated 1,500 people attended this year’s event. The proceeds from this year’s oyster roast will be dedicated to the completion of Promethean Boards in the school classrooms, updating additional technology in the building, and replenishing the grants program sponsored by the oyster roast. The school thanks all committee members, volunteers and participants as well as all sponsors and contributors.

Spring brings the Champions are Readers (CAR) program of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for women, sponsored locally by the Lowcountry Alumnae Club. CAR is a reading enrichment program designed to supplement activities already provided by schools, and the Riverview Charter School second grade was chosen as the 2011 recipient of services. Pi Beta Phi volunteers — Janet Gregory, Mary Foster, Ann Morrow, Nina Bass, and Judy Johnson — worked with students of Mrs. Gardner and Mrs. Rosengarten to explore reading through poetry, with groups constructing rhyming poems in the style of

Dr. Seuss. The campaign kicked off January 24th, National Reading Day, and continued through the month of February as students worked both in class and independently to improve their reading skills. Their efforts were recognized on March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss, when the student groups performed skits of the story poems they created. Each CAR Program participant received a book and medal in recognition of their hard work.

In conjunction with the CAR Program this year, the alumnae club was awarded a grant, conferred in March by the National Council of Youth Service America. This grant recognizes

Riverview student Henry Harper and Pi Beta Phi Philanthropy Chair, Dr. Nina Bass, as co-leaders of a continuing student initiative to support literacy. The grant will provide resource books for the Riverview Charter School library and funds to be jointly used by Pi Beta Phi and Riverview in establishing a Mobile Reading Room celebrating the genius of Dr. Seuss. When completed, the Mobile Reading Room will tour area schools each year in support of literacy.

BEAUFORT HIGH SCHOOL FRENCH CLASSES COLLECTING DONATIONS FOR JAPAN The National French Honor Society and the French III and IV classes at Beaufort High School will begin collection for the victims of the tsunami in Japan during the 4A classes and continue during the month of April. Donations will be sent to Food for the Hungry, an organization directed by a former BHS graduate, Celeste Brown de Mercado, and will be earmarked for Japan and directly benefit those victims. Students, staff and Beaufort High family are encouraged to give anything left over from lunch to donate to this worthy cause. Reflection sheets are available from Mrs. Grimsley. Please call 441-0875 if you can make a donation. This is the only school-wide collection for tsunami relief. Last year, the French classes collected $1,000 for Haiti relief.

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onathan Miller, Charleston author of the “Adventures of Sammy the Wonder Dachshund” books visited Coosa Elementary School on April 11, where he read “Sammy on Safari” and “Sammy’s Last Week in Charleston.” He also spoke with the children about the art techniques used in illustrating the book, how books are published, and his upcoming new book, “Sammy in Space.”

LEARNING ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM LADY’S ISLAND SCHOOLS Relay for life: Lady’s Island Middle School is participating in Relay for Life for the next 10 weeks. As of March 21, the school has raised $2,590 and plans to meet the goal of $5,000. SIC Committee Meeting: All parents are invited to attend our SIC parental involvement committee meeting scheduled for Friday, April 15. If you are able to participate, please RSVP Ms. Laura Eggers, SIC Chairperson at eggers06@comcast. Lunch will be provided during the meeting. Elementary Schools Visitation Dates to Lady’s Island Intermediate School: • Rising 5th graders from Lady’s Island Elementary School will be Tuesday, April 26, starting at 10 a.m. • Rising 5th graders from Coosa Elementary School will be Wednesday, April 27, starting at 10 a.m. • Rising 6th graders from St. Helena Elementary School will be Thursday, April 28, starting at 10 a.m. Month Of Military Child: April is the Month of the Military Child. It is estimated that there are approximately 1.2 million American children and youth under the age of 18 that have a parent serving in the military. Many of those children and youth have had one or both parents deployed multiple times. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) understands that military children often face unique challenges such as having a parent that is deployed, moving frequently, living with or helping to care for a parent injured in combat, or carrying on the legacy of a fallen Service Member. Many military children move at least once every three years. With each move they acquire new skills and learn to appreciate the richness and diversity of their environment. Children of military families represent our country in ways that makes any American proud. They are ambassadors;


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lifestyle community tidbits Kennedy recognized Library to feature for 40 years with DAR naturalist program At a recent meeting of the Thomas Heyward Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Anne Ingram Kennedy received a certificate recognizing her 40 years of service to the DAR. The certificate was presented by Chapter Regent Nancy Crowther. Anne Ingram The Daughters of the Kennedy American Revolution is an organization of ladies who can trace their heritage back to patriots who served in the American Revolutionary War. For more information, contact Nancy Crowther at 521-0134.

Open Land Trust to hold annual luncheon

On Tuesday, April 19, The Beaufort County Open Land Trust will be celebrating its 40th anniversary during its Annual Member’s Luncheon. This year the luncheon will be at Clarendon Plantation. With support from members, the land trust partners with community and local governments to protect your favorite places while conserving resources for healthy, sustainable communities.

“South Carolina’s Lowcountry ... Naturally” program and book signing with naturalist and photographer Marvin Bouknight is presented by the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort library, Wed., April 20, from 6 – 7 p.m. Free. Open to all ages. Bouknight Marvin earned a wildlife Bouknight management degree from Clemson University and is the naturalist for the Oldfield Club in Okatie.

Saturday celebration in Washington Park

Beaufort Northwest Quadrant residents and well wishers will gather in the Washington Street Park, at the corner of Washington and Newcastle streets, for a “Day in the Park” on Saturday, April 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. The celebration will include a presentation of the upcoming plans for the park. There will also be musical groups and the festivities will culminate in an Easter Egg Hunt with more than 1,000 eggs. There will also be various food vendors and other exciting opportunities to enjoy the park and participate in its growth.


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Hospital awards scholarships By Marie McAden

Brittany Mahomes thought she was good to go when she secured a Pell Grant to cover her tuition at the Technical College of the Lowcountry. She never realized all the additional fees and expenses she would need to pay to earn her associate degree in Radiologic Technology. “As part of your studies, you can be assigned to work at any of 10 hospitals in the region,” said the 21-year Beaufort resident. “I spent five weeks working in Walterboro and then I was assigned to work in Savannah. That’s a lot of commuting.” The mother of a 2-year-old, Mahomes has been able to finance her travel costs with $1,500 in scholarship money she received from Beaufort Memorial Hospital. “We established the scholarship program to help fill the need in Beaufort County for health care professionals in fields where there are shortages,” said Beaufort Memorial Human Resources Manager Chris Watson. “The students who receive the scholarships are not required to work in the community after they graduate, but we hope they will.” The Associates Degree Scholarship is offered to students studying to become a nurse, radiologic technician, physical

Beaufort resident Brittany Mahomes is using the BMH scholarship money toward her associate degree in Radiologic Technology at Technical College of the Lowcountry.

therapy assistant or medical laboratory technician. The winner of this scholarship is awarded $2,000 the first year and $1,000 the second. Having already completed her first year of studies, Mahomes split half of last year’s $3,000 award with second-year TCL student Ryan Redwine. “I used the scholarship money to pay my tuition,” said Redwine, who is studying to become a physical therapy assistant. “I am paying for my own schooling, so it was a big help.” The Beaufort resident works four or five nights a week at a local restaurant to pay for his education. That’s in addition to the 40 hours he puts in at Progressive Physical Therapy for his required clinical hours.

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BMH also offers a Baccalaureate Scholarship for students pursuing degrees in nursing, medical technology, physical therapy and occupational therapy. The winner receives $5,000 the first year, $4,000 the second, $3,500 the third and $2,500 the fourth year of their studies. Bluffton resident Taneika Miller, a nursing student at University of South Carolina-Beaufort was awarded last year’s Baccalaureate Scholarship. “It’s helped me a lot,” said Miller, who works two to three days a week as an emergency room technician at Savannah Memorial Hospital to help cover her tuition costs. To qualify for either of the two scholarships, applicants must be residents of Beaufort County, have been accepted into an accredited program and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in high school or college. They also are required to write a 500-word essay on why they have chosen their career in health care. A committee made up of foundation staff members and hospital senior management interviews the top candidates and makes the final selection. Students interested in applying for the scholarships should e-mail Chris Watson at The deadline to submit an application is May 1.

BEAUFORT TO MARCH FOR BABIES On Saturday, April 16, at Naval Heritage Park, residents will join together and walk for healthier babies. “Each step we take at March for Babies brings us closer to the day when every baby will have a healthy start in life,” said John McGowan, chairperson for this year’s event. The most urgent infant health problem in the U.S. today is premature birth. It affects more than half a million babies each year. The March of Dimes is committed to reducing this toll by funding research to find the answers to premature birth and providing comfort and information to families. In Beaufort, the March for Babies presenting sponsor is Beaufort Memorial Hospital. Other community sponsors are Beaufort Pediatrics, Beaufort OB/GYN, Stokes Honda, Stokes Toyota & Used Car Center, and MCAS Beaufort Federal Credit Union. To register, visit Each year, the South Carolina Chapter of the March of Dimes invests more than $1.5 million to help prevent birth defects and infant death, reduce South Carolina’s premature birth rate, increase access to prenatal care and educate about having healthy babies.


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Elizabeth asked for the Baby Marley Slider, which included the Angus Beef, pork and a chorizo patty topped with a specially made Jamaican relish. And yet again, both sliders are must-haves! David brought out a tray of desserts for the table to share, and I thought we’d all died and gone to heaven. He served a peanut butter mousse, a black pepper mocha mousse (interesting, huh?), red velvet lollipops and lemon bars. All were absolutely exceptional. I can’t believe this was the Lunch Bunch that April missed. Thankfully, Kim and Elizabeth brought her some leftovers to sample. Don’t forget about Shoofly when you’re need a quick lunch to-go. Packed in the most adorable boxes, the lunches at Shoofly are prepared to take on the move. Going to Waterfront Park, on a carriage ride or out in the boat? Don’t forget about Shoofly! Call ahead at (843) 379-9061 or go to www.shooflykitchen. com to place your order.



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Our two wines this week are Carmeneres, a red wine grape that is a member of the cabernet family and is a somewhat new variety. Both wines are made from Casa Lapostolle, a Chilean winery founded in 1994. Today is it owned by the Marnier Lapostolle group, a French family that founded and still owns Grand Marnier. Casa Lapostolle was formed when Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle and her husband fell in love with the Apalta vineyard in Colchagua, Chile. Here, they use French expertise and the wonderful soil and climate of Chile to make some great wines. The first wine is the Casa Carmenere. It comes from the Rapel Valley, one of the few places where Carmenere grows in ideal conditions — warm, dry days, cool nights, breezy and dry. This gives the grapes a slow ripening period which gives the wines the fresh full flavors that are unique to this variety. All the grapes are harvested by hand, macerated for up to four weeks to extract structure and color; fermentation lasts about two weeks and 100% of the wine is aged in French oak barrels. The finished wine is an intense purple color and has black and red fruit aromas and flavors mixed with spice and white chocolate. Our second wine is the Cuvee Alexandra Carmenere. These grapes come from the Apalta vineyard that Alexandra and her husband fell in love

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with. Specifically, they come from three $ 97 $ 97 9 main8areas of the vineyard — hillside vineyards 1 3 2 with S e a I scolluvial l a n d P a r granitic k w a y . 5 soil 22-3700 (great fruit concentration and acidity from this soil), lower areas with alluvial, sandy soil (smooth, juicy tannins and color for the wine) and a special area with sandy, well drained poor soil. The wine making for this wine has minimal intervention — hand-picked fruit again, strict selection, gentle extraction methods and judicious oak. The wine is only lightly filtered. It is a deep, dark purple-red color with fresh black fruits, spices, red pepper and bitter chocolate notes. As good as it is now, several years of aging will make the wine a real treat. If you try both of these wines, you’ll get an idea of the range of flavors and textures that this grape can make. Much like Malbec found a home in Argentina, Carmenere has found itself in Chile. For sipping, seafood and red meats, Carmenere is a good fit. And, the Casa Carmenere is only $14.99 and the Cuvee Alexandra Carmenere is $ 22.99.




NEW MANAGEMENT American Cancer Society

2011 Relay For Life of Beaufort Every Day Is a Holiday: Celebrate Life! Friday, April 29 7:00 p.m. Beaufort Middle School A Fun-filled Event for the Entire Family Come have fun, but most of all, come help us beat cancer!

Event Highlights: Cancer Survivors’ Victory Lap Caregivers’ Lap Parade of Teams Miss Relay Beauty Contest (Men Only) Entertainment by various local performers Lighting of the Luminaria Purple Glove Dance Fight Back Closing Ceremony — Make your pledge to fight cancer Come Have Dinner: BBQ, Fish, Hamburgers, Chicken Sandwiches, and Deserts! Come Have Fun: Jump Castles, Children’s Games, Snow Cones, Ice cream, Line Dancing and More!

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Stop by Saturday, April 9 as we host Beaufort Academy’s Fish-In Benefit at 6:30 p.m. Private dining available in restaurant for larger parties.


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Is your dog a nervous wreck? We humans are so egocentric we tend to believe the type of life we choose for our dog is good, if not better, than what he would choose for himself. From a dog’s eye view, fact is far from this perception. For starters, we force our dogs, essentially pack animals, to live with only with humans in a confined environment. We prevent our dogs from doing what they normally would do, expecting them to adapt to human ways and abide by human rules. We suppress natural instinct by training them to sit, stay or speak on command. Just as we feel stress in situations uncomfortable to us, domesticated dogs are exposed to stressful situations, in varying degrees, all the time. Although no studies or statistics on canine stress disorder exist, dogs can develop fears and anxieties at any age. Fearful puppies tend to grow into fearful dogs. That kind of behavior tends not to change without some kind of intervention. Dogs may develop stress from a traumatic experience or pick it up from their owners. When there is a family crisis in the home — a divorce or death — often a problem develops with the dog, too. He runs away, he cringes in the laundry room, he paces or he begins to chew at himself. We live hectic lifestyles and we keep frantic schedules. Dogs absorb those frenzies from their people. To compound the problem, more dogs are stressed because they don’t get enough exercise, mental stimulation or socialization. They are alone for long periods during the day, and if they don’t know how to entertain themselves, will become anxious



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awaiting their owners’ return. Canine anxiety falls into three categories: noise anxiety, separation anxiety, and social anxiety. Anxious dogs may display a host of symptoms: barking, pacing, panting, trembling, excessive licking, hiding, climbing onto you, or trying to escape. They will avoid eye contact, refuse treats, often have chronic loose stool or vomiting, or bite, growl and snarl. Some exhibit destructive behaviors in the home—chewing the windowsills or digging a hole in the sofa, for instance, or show aggressive behaviors around people and other dogs. Blue, a 6-year-old German shepherd mix would pant, froth at the mouth and shake so hard it looked like a seizure. He suffered from noise anxiety that, from the severity of his reactions, might have been the result of an early traumatic experience. Blue reacted badly to thunderstorms, fireworks and even vacuum cleaners. He interpreted these noises as serious danger and reacted the same way over and over again, no matter how many times he heard the noises. The weekly vacuuming was a major, all-encompassing event at Blue’s house. Other dogs suffer from separation anxiety, where they might destroy objects in the house or hurt themselves when

separated from their owners. Social anxiety generally occurs when a dog doesn’t receive enough socialization at a young age. Rather than greet new circumstances with curiosity, dogs with social anxiety become fearful of new people and different surroundings, possibly resulting in aggressive behaviors. An example: the little dog that never leaves the house snarling at guests or snapping at visiting grandchildren. Dog owners who reduce their own anxiety may pass on those benefits to their canine friends, but it’s still crucial it provide anxious dogs behavior modification techniques, exposure to new situations, lots of exercise and quality time with their humans. Herbal and homeopathic remedies and antianxiety garments can support those efforts. In the end though, what a stressed dog needs is a patient caretaker who is willing to find the right combination of training and natural remedies to provide relief. Note: With some changes to his diet, a few supplements, a new exercise regimen and a TTouch technique, Blue can now lie on the carpet while his owner vacuums around him. He will sleep through thunderstorms but still dislikes fireworks. We’re working on it.

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PET OF THE WEEK Meet Erin. This beauty spent much of her young life at the end of a chain. She is loving the pampered dog life! Can’t get this girl off the couch! Erin is very human friendly but can’t live with cats. She is smart, quiet and very loving. Erin is up to date on her vaccines, spayed and microchipped. She is in the middle of her heartworm treatment but it does not interfere with her daily routine. You can meet Erin at the Adoption Center in Okatie. For more information or directions call Palmetto Animal League at 843-645-1725 or email us at info@

what to do Sport Fishing and diving club to meet

The April meeting of the Beaufort Sport Fishing and Diving Club will be held on Thursday, April 14 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club off of Meridian Road on Lady’s Island. The social begins at 6:30 and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. The Spanish mackerel will be mixing with the cobia within weeks. Two well known charter captains will present techniques using planers, spoons, and ballyhoo. Guests are welcome. For information, please call Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2020.

Business chamber has Business After Hours

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly Business After Hours on Thursday, April 14 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at its new locations in the Carnegie Building and the Beaufort Arsenal. Registration will take be in the Arsenal Courtyard, 713 Craven St. The grand opening celebration for the new locations is co-sponsored by The Beaufort Inn, Buoy’s Liquor & Wine and will feature food from Southern Graces. Business After Hours events provide networking opportunities for chamber members and guests. The event is open to chamber members for $10 and all others for $20. Please RSVP to Amy Kaylor at (843) 525-8524 or via email at amy@

Community Supper to be held in Port Royal

Historic Port Royal Foundation is planning a Community Supper on Thursday, April 14, in the Union Church, 1004 11th St., Port Royal. The supper is free and only open to residents of the Town of Port Royal. The menu is a spring theme by local caterers Danny and Lorrie Stroud featuring ham, macaroni and cheese, green beans, salad, rolls and butter and dessert! Wine, beer, soft drinks and water will also be provided. Make reservations for you and your family today by calling 522-9923.

Jewelry show benefits historic foundation

A jewelry trunk show featuring the work of Savannah artist Leighton Reeve will be held at the Verdier House just in time for purchase for Easter, weddings and graduations. Scheduled Thursday, April 14, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., the sale will benefit Historic Beaufort Foundation. Using pearls and semi-precious stones from India, Thailand and China, Reeve makes a wide variety of necklaces for both informal and formal wear and for young and old. Prices range from $15 to $200, and limited edition items are available. Examples of Reeve’s work were included in gift bags presented to the stars at the 2010 Emmy Awards. The variety of jewelry that will be available at the Verdier House can be seen online at Call 379-3331 for other information.

Beaufort library holds Annual Open House

Annual Open House, Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to Noon. Enjoy Live music with the “rock and roll librarian” and be a judge in the Cookie Bake-Off Challenge. Those interested in competing in the

Cookie Bake-Off challenge must register to compete. For more information about the Cookie Bake-Off Challenge, call (843) 255-6458, or email, or stop by the Beaufort library to pick up the rules and entry form.

Habitat for Humanity to dedicate houses

On Saturday, April 16, there will be a house dedication ceremony for LowCountry Habitat for Humanity’s three newly-built houses near Penn Center on St. Helena Island. The public is invited as keys will be handed over to homeowners April Redd, LaSaundra Holmes and Angela Legree as part of a celebration of the dedication of the Dataw Island, Spring Island and Fripp Island/Harbor Island-sponsored houses, respectively. The three houses are the first of four planned houses on the Penn Village site, which was purchased by LowCountry Habitat in 2009.

host guest speakers Gibbes McDowell and Dr. Chester DePratter of the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology. They will present their new movie about the archaeology of the South Carolina and Georgia marshes,“Sea Island Secrets.” The meeting will be April 20 at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn at 1 p.m.

Sea Island Quilters hold meeting

The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, April 21 at 6 p.m. at the Charles Lind Brown Activity Center on Greene Street. Judi Gunter will dicuss First Ladies of the White House and show quilts and textiles that were popular in those days.

Spring fashion show sponsored by Belk

Lucille Tyler Baldwin will be signing her book “Sick and Tired of Being Broke” at The Beaufort Book Store, 2127 Boundary St. in Beaufort Town Center, Saturday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact 843-379-3525, or

“Swing into Spring” with the Beaufort Women’s Connection Luncheon and Belk sponsored Fashion Show on Thursday, April 21, in the Parish Hall of St. Helena Church at 507 Newcastle St. Luncheon is $12 and lunch is served at 12:15 p.m. and doors are open at 11:45 a.m. Reservations or cancellation must be made by Monday, April 18, by calling Karen at 838-7627 or email at

Beaufort Lions Club organizes yard sale

Soft Shell Crab Festival in Port Royal

Local author holds book signing

The Beaufort Lions Club will be holding a Yard Sale on Saturday, April 16, at 1207 Lafayette St. from 7 to 11 a.m. The proceeds will go to assisting the visually impaired in our area.

Iron Mike Bike Tour on Parris Island

The Parris Island Historical and Museum Society will be sponsoring their 5th Iron Mike Bike Tour (bicycle) and Walking Tour of historic Parris Island on April 16 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Bike Tour is 14 miles and takes riders on a 16 stop tour of the depot’s colonial plantation and military historic sites. The walk will be three miles covering historical portions of mainside Parris Island. At stops along the way, museum representatives will be available to explain the stops’ history and significance to Parris Island. Both the bike and walking tours start at the museum. A driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance are required to access the base. For more information, call: 843-228-2951.

Golf tournament to benefit Young Life

Young Life is a nonprofit Christian ministry that builds relationships with high school students and introduces them to Jesus. A golf tournament is scheduled for Monday, April 18, at Dataw Island. Cost is $100 per player. There is a 12:30 p.m. tee time for Captains Choice play. For registration and information, please contact Ali Holroyde at or 513-520-7802.

Archaeological society to preview local film

The Archaeological Society of South Carolina, Hilton Head Chapter will

The 8th Annual Soft Shell Crab Festival in Port Royal will be Saturday, April 23, from noon-5 p.m. on Paris Avenue. Admission is free. Dance to the Headliners band and live radio remote with 104.9 The Surf. Enjoy soft shell crabs, plus burgers, barbecue, beverages and more. Visit our local shops, see artisans and crafters, cruise the car show or explore the Estuarium. Spend the day in Port Royal’s Old Village. For details, go to

Gullah’s Queen Quet to give presentation

Gulah/Geechee Waterway Connections by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, will be at the Hunting Island Nature Center on Saturday, April 23, from noon to 1 p.m. Cost is $35 per person Space is limited and advance registration is required. Call (843) 838-7437 for tickets. Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation is the official spokesperson for Gullah/Geechees worldwide. Come spend the afternoon as she provides a histo-musical presentation to educate the public about the rich connections that Gullah/Geechees have to local waterways.

Writer’s Workshop held at ARTworks

Lowcountry Writer’s Workshop with Stephanie Austin Edwards at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center. Restart, refine or finish your creative writing now. The best way to learn to write is to do it. Find out what’s working and what needs work in a supportive, constructive way. Tuesdays, April 26May 17, 6-8:30 p.m., $100. steffed65@, 843-597-3910.

Beaufort Writers meet

Beaufort Writers will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
at the Lady’s Island Airport Conference Room on Tuesday, April 26.

University Women group to meet

The Beaufort Branch of American Association of University Women will meet on Tuesday, April 26, 6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church Educational building on North Street, Beaufort. Guest speaker will be Dr. Diana F. Steele, recently retired Full Professor from the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Northern Illinois University, will speak about her award- winning research on Women and Mathematics. For details call Peggy Fryer at 521-9562.

Fripp Audubon presents program on island deer

Dr. Allen Rutberg, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, will explain the unique Fripp Island deer program that has reduced the herd 44 percent since 2005 contributing to healthier deer and happier residents. At Fripp Island Community Centre, April 28, at 7 p.m. Bring-a-Dish Potluck at 5:45 p.m. Visit or contact Pete Richards at pete., or call 843-4412153. Visitors to Audubon welcome — get a free pass at the Fripp Island gate.

Relay For Life Beaufort is an all-night event

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life even will be held at the Beaufort Middle School on Friday, April 29 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. The 24-hour life-changing event gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. To sign up, go to

Annual book sale will be at Beaufort library

Friends of the Beaufort County Library will hold Annual Meeting and Spring Book Sale on Saturday, April 30. Annual meeting, 9:30 a.m., with book sale from 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Beaufort library on Scott Street.

Sign up for second ‘Beaufort’s Got Talent’

The Habersham Marketplace will host its second installment of “Beaufort’s Got Talent” on Friday, May 6, from 6-8 p.m. as part of the larger First Friday event, which begins at 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Contestants for the talent show will compete for prizes from area merchants and the winner will be awarded a performance slot at the Third Annual Habersham Harvest Festival in October. Those interested in competing should contact Jason Blackston at (843)379-9617. The event will feature an expanded famer’s market, children’s activities and food vendors from 4-7 p.m. The Habersham Marketplace is at 13 Market St. in Habersham, located off of Joe Frazier Road in Beaufort. For more information and event schedules, visit

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First Step Driver Training, LLC

KFI Mechanical, LLC 399 Sam’s Point Rd Lady’s Island, SC 29907 Tel. 843-322-0018

Beaufort Air Conditioning and Heating, LLC

Tommy Collins, Instructor Teen/Adult/Fleet/ and 4 Point Reduction Classes 843.812.1389 Licensed/Bonded/Insured Over 27 years law enforcement experience

John C. Haynie President Beaufort, South Carolina 843-524-0996


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Christopher J. Geier

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The Beaufort Day Spa 843.470.1777 304 Scott St. massage ~ facial ~ mani/pedi waxing ~ spa packages spa packages

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Marketing Consultant Full service marketing consulting for your smaller business. Social Media Marketing • Marketing Representation • Networking ...and more. Phone: 843-441-7485 email:


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Collins Pest Control

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PHYSICIANS Randy Royal, MD- OBGYN and Pelvic Surgery

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Walker’s Lawn Maintenance

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Individual, Marriage and Family Therapy 43 Sea Island Parkway 843-441-0627

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


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“The Powerwashing Professionals” Call Brad at (843) 441-3678 Licensed and Insured See the difference at


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Palmetto Smiles

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Indigo Salon: Experienced hairstylist, booth rental or commission. 441-1442. Nail Tech/Cosmetologist. Full time or part time, Tuesday - Sunday. Downtown Beaufort. email resume to IF YOU USED TYPE 2 DIABETES drug Avandia between 1999-present and suffered a stroke or heart attack you may be entitled to compensation. Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727.


IF YOU USED TYPE 2 DIABETES drug Avandia between 1999-present and suffered a stroke or heart attack you may be entitled to compensation. Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727.


LAID OFF? PLANT CLOSING? Need that new job? Call Xtra Mile & enroll in CDL Class-A training today! Several locations in SC, including Charleston. 1-866-484-6313 / DRIVERS- CDL-A GREAT HOME TIME! Start Up To 43¢ Per Mile. Sign-on bonus!! Lease purchase available. Experience req’d. 800-441-4271 x SC-100 DRIVERS EARN UP TO .39¢/mi. Home weekends. 1yr OTR flatbed exp. Call: 1-800-572-5489, Susan ext. 227, Joy ext. 238 Sunbelt Transport, LLC. DRIVERS-TANKER OWNER OPERATOR. Average $1.23/mile (+fuel surcharge) Paid CDL training availale & benefits! Call Prime Inc. today! 800-277-0212. EXPERIENCED OTR FLATBED DRIVERS EARN 47.5 up to 50 cpm loaded. 52.3 to 55 cpm for O.D. loads. $1000 sign on to Qualified drivers. Call: 843-266-3731 EOE. CDL DRIVERS NEEDED: Dry vans. Solo’s, teams and O/O welcome. SE and Midwest runs, no NYC or west coast. Pay PC miles, not short miles. Need 2 years of verifiable experience. Good MVR, CSA report required. BW Mitchum Trucking 800-4747602. DRIVER - PAY INCREASE! Regional van drivers start at 37cpm w/1 year experience. Training available for drivers w/less experience. Great benefits/home weekly. Call

888-362-8608 or visit AVERITTcareers. com. EOE. NEED CDL DRIVERS A or B with 2 yrs recent commercial experience to transfer motor homes, straight trucks and tractors. www. 1-800-501-3783. Advertise your driver jobs in 111 S.C. newspapers for only $375. Your 25-word classified ad will reach more than 2.7 million readers. Call Jimmie Haynes at the S.C. Newspaper Network, 1-888-727-7377.


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HELP WANTED - SALES COLONIAL LIFE is seeking business to business sales representatives and managers to market insurance products and services. Commissions average $56K+/ yr. Training & leads. Call Natalie at 803348-0312.

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All of our available rentals, from residential to commercial properties can be viewed by visiting our website, or call us at (843) 252-4249 for more information. For Rent: 5 Riverfront Place, 3BR, 2bath, double car garage, pet friendly, fenced in backyard, screened in porch, FP. Very quiet, dead end street across from Battery Creek. Mossy Oaks, Beaufort Middle schools. Call 843-521-1712 or 843-252-7334.


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AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURER WORKS “BIG” WITH LOCAL FRANCHISE* Beaufort S.C. Chrysler Corporation recently announced an initiative to produce and deliver vehicles with a greater M.P.G. than industry standard. Currently, Washington D.C. has had fierce debate on what the industry average should be going forward. Industry insiders predict a compromise between 21-23 M.P.G. to include all cars, trucks and SUVs. In 2007, the all new Dodge Caliber was introduced as a vehicle that would sustain long term re-sale value while achieving an average of 28 M.P.G. or greater. Manufacturers were also bringing hybrid technology in mass produced quantities as an alternative to these vehicles. The theory behind the hybrid was to reach an average of 40 M.P.G. A recent study announced that both dodge Caliber and Hybrids were a success for the buying public. However there was a substantial difference in the cost of ownership.                         MEASURES 

                                      2011 HYBRID 

                2011 DODGE CALIBER 


Auto, PWR Locks, CD, Cruise, Tilt,  Alloy 

$29,475 + TTD 

$17,495 + TTD 

1875 Gallons = $7,500 

2678 Gallons = $10,712 







The Dodge Caliber came in nearly $9,000 less to purchase and operate for the same period of time. Chrysler has taken the unusual step of offering 0% financing for 60 months for the month of April to further cement the price disparity. The average savings will result in an additional $5,600 in interest that will not be a burden on the same purchaser bringing the total savings to over $14,000. The only issue at hand with gas prices soaring is how to concentrate the sale of these vehicles to the public. As far back as eight months ago a local dealership began the process through what is known as the allocation process. Butler Chrysler Dodge Jeep recently received the April sales guides and brought out these vehicles from storage to support the financing incentive. Within a 200 miles radius Butler C-D-J is the only dealership that will have nearly 30 2011 Dodge Calibers in stock for the month of April. Sales manager Larry Jenkins has received multiple calls from as far away as Orlando, FL. Mr. Jenkins said “we took a slight chance eight months ago when no one else would and we are very happy to bring this opportunity to Beaufort County.” Calls to other area Dodge dealerships were not returned. Upon inspection of dealerships from Savannah to Charleston, it was noted that no one had more than three available for sale. Some dealerships were marking up the vehicles as high as $23,000. Mr. Jenkins added “we really want to sell everyone of our vehicles to local citizens so that we may continue to service them for years to come. So much so that we are proud to introduce the Kelly Blue Book trade plus a $1,000 initiative beginning April 7th to assist folks that wouldn’t normally be able to take advantage of this opportunity.” As the price of gasoline continues to rise, it is very apparent that the manufacturers will be pushing hard for years to come. Maybe this initiative is just a one-time event but a needed one that will help anyone looking for that extra savings going forward. *Butler C-D-J is a franchised dealership as 155 Salem Rd., Beaufort, S.C. 522-9696 *Chrysler Corporation produces, sells and warranties vehicles globally. *This is a paid advertisement.

April 14  

The Island News

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