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Cycling Classic

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The five finalists chosen for our Mommy Makeover. see page 8


Columnist Laura Trask lives life on the wedge. see page 14

By Marie McAden The Fifth Annual Beaufort Memorial Cycling Classic will bring 200 professional cyclists to town Tuesday, May 3 for another hair-raising, heartpounding race through downtown. The 70 female and 118 male competitors participating in this year’s event will be riding a .6-mile course that begins on Bay Street, turns onto the onelane Scott Street and continues around Craven and Newcastle streets. At top speed, the cyclists will hit 40 mph. “It’s like NASCAR on bicycles,” said

Joe DeVito, one of the race organizers. “They’re diving into turns at very fast speeds in a constant battle to stay in front. And they’re riding just inches from each other.” The women will make 50 laps — the equivalent of 30 miles. The men will ride around the course 75 times or 45 miles. Averaging speeds of 25 to 30 mph, it will take the cyclists one and a half to two hours to finish their heat. Unlike long, arduous road races such as the Tour de France, criterion racing

involves short, fast courses in urban areas, providing cycling fans with nonstop excitement. Rather than see the riders cruise by them once, spectators are watching the pack pass every 90 seconds. They also are able to walk the course during the race to get different perspectives of the action. In the Beaufort competition, the first turn is one of the most harrowing as the cyclists come off Bay Street’s long straightaway onto narrow Scott Street. CYCLING continued on page 18


arine Corps Air Station Beaufort will host nearly 150,000 of its closest friends and neighbors at the 2011 Beaufort Air Show on Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no cost for the general public to attend the show. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to watch the performers, especially the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. There will be plenty of parking, and refreshments (including beer) will also be available at concession stands. This event is fun for the whole family.

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Beaufort Symphony brings ‘American Salute!’ The Beaufort Symphony will round out its 25th season on Thursday, May 5 and Sunday, May 8 with Maestro Frederick Devyatkin directing a program of all American composers. Sousa marches, Gershwin and Ellington tunes and the familiar strains of folk songs in music of Aaron the Copland await

audiences at the USCB Performing Arts Center on Carteret Street. If you are new to Beaufort and have not yet heard this wonderful local orchestra, ‘American Salute!’ would be the perfect opportunity for a first sampling. The Beaufort Symphony has been hailed as one of America’s

Lowcountry Chorale finale is a tribute to Walt Disney The Lowcountry Chorale will expand to two dessert concerts this spring to finish off the group’s 16th season with a flourish. The chorale, under the direction of Cliff Kosier, will offer a tribute to Walt Disney called “When You Wish Upon a Star.” Songs including “Whistle While You Work,” “Colors of The Wind,” “It’s a Small World” and “Be Our Guest” will appeal to fans of all ages. Gloria Bockelman will accompany the chorale again this year with her wonderful piano technique. Carol Lucas will provide the narration and various members will entertain our guests in surprising ways.

The performances will be Friday, May 20 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 21 at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Lady’s Island. Tickets will be $10 for adults and $7 for those 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased in advance from chorale members or at the door. For more information, visit or email

best small orchestras. Concertgoers who move here from large urban areas are excited to find such a high level of musicianship here in Beaufort. Maestro Devyatkin is equally at home conducting the majestic strains of Beethoven or the up-tempo riffs of jazz. His leadership is largely responsible for the orchestra’s

remarkable growth over the past decade. The Beaufort Symphony is set to launch its 2011-2012 season. Subscription forms for the coming year will be available at the concert and at Together we will continue to keep the music alive in Beaufort for many years to come.

ARTLOFTS OFFERS CLASSES ArtLofts is the newest addition to Beaufort’s vibrant art scene. Located in one of Beaufort’s historic buildings, ArtLofts houses working artist studios of 6 local artists and a gallery. Artists Laura Bricker, Mary Grayson Segars, Pam Hagan, Shelly Kohli, Linda Sheppard and Susan Stone are thrilled that they have a space where they can share with one another and the public their passion for art, each in their own unique way. Visitors are welcome to drop in and watch while the artists create their works of art and view the gallery with art, available for purchase. ArtLofts also has classroom space where various classes and workshops are offered. Private lessons are also available upon request.

Current classes include: • Linda Sheppard’s Understanding Shadows: May 8 - 9, Sun. 7- 9:30 p.m., Mon. 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. & 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.. $90. Contact: 843 379-4633 or • Linda Sheppard’s Drawing Live Oaks and Palms: May 21, Sat., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., $80. Contact 843 379-4633 or ArtLofts is at 208B Carteret St. down the alley next to Wren, upstairs over Smart Girls Consignment. The studio is open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come take a tour and watch live artists at work. You may catch a glimpse of an art class in session and sign up. For more information, visit

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City discusses future transportation SCDOT Commission hears, sees historic Beaufort planning State Highway Commissioners meeting in Beaufort last week learned how city leaders are preparing for Beaufort’s fourth century — including transportation options beyond roads and cars. “We’re going back to the original city planners,” Beaufort Mayor Pro Tem Donnie Beer told the South Carolina Department of Transportation Board of Commissioners, meeting in Beaufort City Hall. “Our plans are to redevelop and infill our city ... rather than building out, we are going to build in.” Beaufort City Council and the Beaufort Redevelopment Commission are working with residents, property owners, developers and businesses to turn the city’s updated comprehensive plan into reality. “The relationship between transportation and roads is key to the success of the residential and commercial realms,” Beaufort City Manager Scott Dadson said in his welcoming remarks to the Highway Commission. Demetri Baches, who heads up the City’s Office of Civic Investment, helped lead a recent three-month public review of downtown Beaufort’s challenges and

opportunities. “Beaufort is already a walkable area, so we have a lot of opportunities with improved sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, bike routes and walking trails to encourage residents to walk as an alternative to driving,” Baches said. With the Heritage golf tournament underway on Hilton Head Island, Baches pitched the idea of a water taxi between Beaufort and Hilton Head to reduce road congestion; provide faster transport and unique, relaxing travel; and to create an economic opportunity for day trippers in both locations. “We are not trying to become the next Charleston or Savannah — we have plenty of wonderful and unique aspects right here to make downtown Beaufort a destination for travelers, for residents and for commercial development,” he said after the meeting. During the recent charrette for downtown Beaufort, ideas surfaced — and, in some cases, resurfaced — on ways to improve Beaufort. Ideas included: • Developing the Downtown Marina parking lot as an extension of the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park;

• Making Port Republic Street twoway to stimulate retail shopping; • Building a parking garage in the core commercial area near Bay Street; • Finding innovative ways to blend an expanding USC Beaufort campus into the retail and residential life downtown; • And the possibility of creating onstreet diagonal parking on Boundary Street between Charles Street and Ribaut Road by reducing Boundary to two lanes of traffic. “All of these initiatives are micro matters in relation to the macro issues you deal with,” Baches told the Highway Commission. “Locally, we’re trying to make sure we are ready to receive all those people you are going to bring to us” with improvements to the state’s roads and highways. With roughly 2,000 people living in the downtown area studied this spring, about 500 participated in the public meetings and presentations, Baches said. The S.C. DOT Commission usually meets in Columbia but occasionally takes its meetings to locations around the state. Craig Forrest, of Bluffton, represents the Congressional Second District which includes Beaufort County.

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WHAT IS YOUR RISK TOLERANCE? The most important thing to know about investing is that it involves risk. In fact, all investments carry some degree of risk. Even if you hide your money in a shoebox under the bed, there is still a risk that it might be stolen or that its value will decrease over time due to inflation. The best thing to do then is learn how to potentially minimize the risk, and make good judgments based on your individual risk tolerance. Here are some tips to help you identify your risk tolerance so you can make smart investment decisions. First, identify your investment goals. Do your goals include retirement, college funding, or a major purchase, such as a home? Then determine your time frame for each particular goal. Generally, the longer the time frame, the more risk the investment portfolio can absorb, because there is potentially more time to recover from the ups and downs of market cycles. That means that your age and the length of time until your retirement might be a factor when you determine what types of investments to include in your portfolio. Time, however, is not the only indicator of your own personal risk tolerance. There are other important factors such as: your ability to tolerate stress, how much you worry about your finances, how much savings you need to have in the bank to feel comfortable, and how your financial decisions affect your family. Experts advise people to have at least six months worth of income on hand to tolerate cash flow emergencies like job loss or illness. When determining your risk tolerance for investing, the most important thing to consider is what is needed to keep your financial home safe. After that, your individual time frame can influence the decision of whether or not you can afford the investments with a little more risk.


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news brief County preserves land near air station

Development rights and conservation easements on two pieces of land near the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort have been purchased in a partnership between the U.S. Department of Defense and Beaufort County government. The two rural sites include a tenacre parcel in the middle of the McLeod Farm and a .33 acre site at the intersection of Hwy 21 and Detour Road adjacent to McLeod Farm and the site of a planned public park. The total cost of both parcels is $50,000, with the county and the DOD each paying half. They are owned by Halbrook Sanders.

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Bureau hires new p.r. manager Christy Brewer will handle marketing for Visitor & Convention Bureau The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) is pleased to announce Christy Brewer as the new Marketing & Public Relations Manager. She will be responsible for directing the VCB’s marketing efforts as the area’s destination management organization and for positioning the Beaufort area as a premier leisure, event and group meeting destination. Christy comes to the bureau with a unique combination of marketing and advertising experience, including nearly two years at the Overland Park Visitor & Convention Bureau. Recently relocated to the Beaufort

area from Kansas City, Mo., Christy’s previous employers include advertising agency Sullivan Higdon & Sink, and CenturyLink, where she worked as a marketing manager. Christy is a graduate from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism and mass communications. Bob Moquin, Executive Director of the VCB, stated Christy will be instrumental in further advancing the mission of the organization, which is to increase economic development for tourism-related businesses in Beaufort, Port Royal and the Sea Islands. “Christy’s strengths in strategic marketing and innovative thinking add

additional depth to our team and will help us accomplish even more for the Beaufort area,” he said. “I’m very excited to be part of this team during such an integral time. There are a lot of opportunities to take advantage of in order to grow and strengthen the organization. The Beaufort area is a desirable destination and I’m grateful for the chance to help promote it with our industry partners,” Christy said. She can be contacted at Christy@ or at 843.525.8521. Any questions regarding media and marketing opportunities should be directed to her.

Favorite teacher contest

Beaufort High Drama Teacher LaRaine Fess, right, recently won $100 for classroom supplies from the “FAVORITE TEACHER” contest at Dr. Skeet Burris’ orthodontic practice (Winning Orthodontic Smiles). Joni Embrey, center, representing Winning Orthodontic Smiles, presented the award. Beaufort High student Lyndsey Betz, left, nominated Fess.

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month May 1 marks the start of Better Hearing and Speech Month, a month dedicated to educating consumers about the need to assure that their hearing is healthy. This year, Beaufort Audiology & Hearing Care is joining the Better Hearing and Speech Council in promoting the Across America Hearing Check Challenge ( — an online hearing test that lets individuals quickly and confidentially determine if they need a comprehensive hearing evaluation by an audiologist. Beaufort Audiology & Hearing Care is urging everyone in Beaufort County to rise to the challenge, visit www.hearingcheck. org, and walk through a simple, 15-question self-screener in the privacy of their own homes. “Unaddressed hearing loss seriously 6

undercuts a person’s quality of life and has a tremendous impact on relationships,” says Monica Wiser, M.A. CCC-A, a licensed audiologist in Beaufort, SC. “I see it every day in our practice and hear it from our patients and their concerned family members and friends. “Too many people wait years, even decades, before getting treatment — either unaware of the extent of their hearing loss or too afraid to confront it — losing out on so much. That’s why we are promoting this updated, simple, and interactive screening check that couples, families, and anyone else can use in the comfort and privacy of their own homes. By visiting www., members of our community can take the first, most critical step in reclaiming their hearing

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— and their quality of life. And when they’re ready to take that next step and get a professional diagnostic assessment, we’re here and ready to help.” The signs of hearing loss can be subtle and emerge slowly, or they can be significant and come on suddenly. Either way, there are common indications. Symptoms of hearing loss include not being able to hear well in a crowded room or restaurant, having trouble hearing children and women, keeping the television or radio turned up to a high volume, needing to ask friends to repeat what they’re saying, or experiencing ringing in the ears. Beaufort Audiology & Hearing Care also is warning people of the dangers of noise-induced hearing loss which is on the rise, especially among teenagers.


What do you do when you encounter a bear? Maintaining health and well-being is simply learning how to dance with the bears, rather than running from or fighting them. Obviously, we don’t have real bears walking into our homes or offices, but we do have other “bears” in our lives. They can be boss bears, spouse bears, children bears, nutrition bears, money bears, neighbor bears, etc. Our brain recognizes each bear based on our perception rather than circumstance. If we perceive a situation or bear as bad, or something to fear or worry about, the brain Martha registers it as a threat to O’Reagan its survival. If we perceive that same situation, or bear, with gratitude or as a learning experience, the brain doesn’t feel the need to defend itself and can maintain its normal course of rest and repair. In our perfect design, our body is preprogrammed to run like a well-oiled machine. Yet, throughout life, we create interferences in that programming, causing our body to get a little cranky, a.k.a. “symptoms.” All data input has to run through our nervous system which is interested in one of two things — survival and repair. When you encounter a bear with a fear response, without thought, adrenaline surges, muscles tighten, blood pressure increases, digestion decreases and a multitude of other well orchestrated reactions occur so you can run. This is known as “fight or flight.” Ever seen the blue lights in your rear view mirror? When we get away from that bear, or the cop pulls around us, our “rest and digest” system is designed to resume its normal function. Too often, before we have a chance to recover, another bear shows up forcing our body into its “survival” response again. Essentially, this is how stress makes us sick and tired. Our brains are bombarded daily by bears, or stress, and over time can get “stuck” sending messages of fight or flight even when they are no longer present. Muscles can get “stuck” in a tightened or imbalanced state causing symptoms such as back or shoulder pain, headaches, TMJ syndrome or in an extreme state, fibromyalgia. For others, blood pressure is stuck in an increased state, which gets labeled as high blood pressure. Digestion can get stuck in a decreased state resulting in reflux, colitis, low metabolism, weight issues, etc. Then there is adrenal fatigue which is the result of the adrenals getting “stuck” secreting adrenaline 24/7 from such emotions as chronic fear, worry, anger or guilt. In our current system, we’re given a diagnosis, get medicine or a treatment to “fix” the problem. This may help for a while, but too often creates a new bear known as “side effects,” increasing the need for additional medications, treatments or surgery. We’ve all heard that pain and disease is caused by stress and the only time we are stress free is when we are dead. Don’t wait to learn ways to manage stress so you can enjoy the rest of this ride called life. Choose change now — you’ll be glad you did.


The Honeycutt Chronicles I guess the only problem with being “fly paper for freaks” is, well ... being “fly paper for freaks.” Everyone makes jokes about attracting the crazies, but let me tell you something, you actually have no idea what that means until you spend a week with good ole me. I guess it all started when I was about 9 years old. There was a man who lived about a half mile from my house named Jimmy Freeman. I don’t have to change his name to protect the crazy, because he’s about 3,000 miles away now, in a “special” place for other people like him. Anyway, Jimmy Freeman tried to kidnap me. Given, it was poorly executed. Then again, I guess it was the best a crazy person could come up with. What exactly does a psycho say to himself when he’s plotting a kidnapping? “This huge family is having a party outside, this is the perfect time to drive slowly by and try to kidnap this freakishly tall 9-year-old while everyone is looking at me,” or something like that. Plans were foiled when my dad saw what was happening and picked up the first thing he could find (which happened to be a roller skate — true story) and hurled it at his windshield. This may seem crazy in itself but let me tell you, my dad is about 6’6 and all American Indian, so he slipped into Cherokee warrior mode and literally chased him down the street. No worries, the roller skate flying at his head at 90 miles

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Unless there is some sort of bug zapper-type freak-repelling device available of which I am not aware, I’m afraid I’m going to just have to log this stuff in my diary and somehow deal with attracting the crazies.

per hour made him drop me and focus on “The Great Escape” which consisted of him driving the half mile to his house and running inside like he wasn’t about to receive the beat-down of his life. I’ll leave the rest of that story to your imagination. Fast forward to The Mall in Longview, Texas, at about 15 years old with my friend Kristina. All we wanted to do was be seen. That’s what 15-wannabe-25-year-olds do, right? Go to the mall and pretend we’re the “bomb-diggity” and everyone wants to be us. Ha. Apparently we caught the eye of some random English “filmmakers” who thought we were perfect for the “role” they were casting. We said no, of course, but in the middle of us saying “no,” these so-called stars of English stage and screen were busted by the local P.D. for running the largest child porn ring in the tri-state area. Not sure if you’ve noticed, but Texas is a pretty big state. This is followed by a few years of a bona-fide Internet stalker who was also a

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“preacher” with — ready for this? — seven kids! I suspect there was a compound-type family involved in there somewhere, but I didn’t research, and frankly, I’d rather not know. Then there was my first trip to visit my brother here in Beaufort , when my friend and I got the GRAND idea to ride a Greyhound Bus because “it’ll be an adventure!” I guess I can partially take the blame for the crazies I met on that trip because, let’s face it, it’s a Greyhound Bus. I also think my parents should take some amount of blame for ALLOWING this hair-brained scheme to evolve into actual reality. You can just say the words “Greyhound Bus” and freaks will come out of the walls. Really, just try it. Anyway, on that lovely trip we met a man named Bubba (that was really his name) and he was from Georgia. He took up both seats on his row, and I don’t mean with his luggage. It is what it is, I’m just saying, he was my first marriage

proposal. (It was tough, but I said no.) I also met a rapper who wanted to put my name in his song, so if you hear a song that talks about “Nora,” that’s all me. Jealous? Don’t be. He changed his destination to Beaufort because he said “we were meant to be together, and I was his muse.” I had to call the police the minute we arrived in Beaufort because he wouldn’t stop following me. Nope, you can’t make this stuff up. In the years after, I got held at gunpoint by guerillas in the jungles of Belize; followed and accused of being a drug-lord in the small Mexican town of Reynosa (if you knew me, this would be more funny than scary); and was once held at customs in Honduras because they thought I was Honduran and trying to sneak into the states. Yep, you caught me. The only 6-foot-tall blonde Honduran in history, trying to sneak into the Unite States ... damn. Plans foiled again. Believe it or not, the list goes on. Yes, I’m almost 30, so there is TONS more freak activity in my life, but unless there is some sort of bug zapper-type freak-repelling device available of which I am not aware, I’m afraid I’m going to have to just log this stuff in my personal diary and deal with it. Stay tuned, I’m about to start selling tickets to this freak-show! Oh, and if you’re one of “them” — you know, one of the freaks — stop it.

Relay is reason to celebrate


Beaufort City Councilman Gary Fordham, who battled multiple sclerosis for almost two decades, died Friday, April 22, in his home. A native Beaufortonian, Fordham served on Beaufort City Council since 1999 and also served for 16 years on the Beaufort County Council. The flag in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park was flown at half-staff in honor of his passing. Mayor Billy Keyserling said, “Gary Fordham was one of the most courageous human beings I have ever known. Though stricken for years with a deadly disease, Gary moved forward with his head high fulfilling his responsibility to the City and the citizens who re-elected him overwhelmingly year after year. Gary attended council meetings, participated with vigor in his own way and was well studied on the issues. He tenaciously embraced positions that mattered, had no fear for ‘telling it like it was’ and in doing so served the people very well. Gary leaves a legacy of dedication to public service and personal courage for many of us to follow and, notwithstanding his health handicap, he will be a very difficult act to follow.”

By Nora Honeycutt

hen the clock strikes 7 on Friday night, there will be a party going on in Beaufort that will last all night and won’t stop until 7 in the morning. There will be food, music, dancing, prizes, men dressed as women — need I say more? And, no, this will not be happening on my porch (that’s not until Halloween). This celebration will be set up around the track at Beaufort Middle School and it is not to be missed. Hundreds of volunteers have been meeting and planning for months about how to make this event fun for everyone. Relay For Life is a fundraiser for The American Cancer Society that takes place in communities across the country. This unique overnight event “represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day, cancer will be eliminated,” according to The Beaufort Relay For Life has 59 teams and has raised more than $45,000 so far. On Friday, all of those teams will be there set up with tents and booths around the track, selling everything from food to face painting. There is a carnival-like atmosphere and a great place to bring the whole family. This year’s theme is “Everyday is a Holiday, Celebrate Life” so teams have chosen a certain holiday to decorate their booths. And if you spot men dressed as women asking you for

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money, don’t panic, they are competing for the title of Miss. Relay. The person who raises the most money wins. While the focus is mainly on fun, there are also serious moments during Relay For Life. Cancer survivors are recognized during a Survivors Lap and they will tell inspiring stories about overcoming the disease. Also, hundreds of white paper bags, called luminaries, will be filled with sand and a candle and placed around the track. As night falls, all the candles will be lit, and everyone is encouraged to walk the track and read the luminaries that have been adorned with the names of survivors or in memory of loved ones who lost their lives to cancer. This event is intensely personal to me because my mother died from breast cancer in October. She was such a warm, courageous, amazing person, and she loved to have a good time. I know she will be looking down and will be proud of all our hard work, dedication and ability to pull off an awesome party. I hope you can find the time Friday to come to Relay For Life to support your family and friends and see members of the community working together and having fun for a worthy cause.

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mommy makeover Here are the five finalists selected from all the beautiful, heartfelt entries we received. There are so many deserving moms, this was not an easy choice! But these amazing women earned a spot at the top, and once you read their stories, you’ll understand why. Go to our website,, to vote for your Favorite Mom until May 3. We will announce the winner in next week’s issue — just in time for Mother’s Day. CATHERINE GAINES


y mother Catherine Gaines, 67, is a retired school teacher. She taught second and third grades for 32 years in three school districts (Rock Hill School District, Dade County School District and Beaufort County School District). She retired while at Red Cedar Elementary here with the Beaufort County School District in December 2009. Since retirement, she has now adjusted to assisting as a caregiver for her elderly parents. Her dad, William Goff, 89, suffers from Parkinson’s disease and her mother, Willie Mae Goff, 86, suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease. Effortlessly, my mother arrives at their house daily to dispense medicine, prepare meals, clean rooms/clothing as necessary and basically support both of her parents through verbal motivation and a touch of her own personal love and affection for her parents. I think a makeover would help her value her situation as my oneand-only beautiful mother, as well as keep her feeling wonderful about her appearance. She has always successfully selected clothing and makeup well. I think a makeover would revive my mother and keep her spirits high during her busy days. Kind regards, Marius S. Payne

y name is Captain Geoff “El Gato” Franks. I am a pilot with the Werewolves of VMFA-122, currently deployed to Afghanistan. I would respectfully like to nominate my wife, Andrea Franks, for your very generous and impactful recognition of deserving mothers. All mothers are special, as we know, and every single mother out there who loves her children deserves all the recognition in the world for the sacrifices they make. And, therefore, my hat is off to whomever you choose to honor with this wonderful gift. However, and I’ll admit total bias from the start, I feel my wife is very deserving of your recognition. Not only is she a loving, supportive, and loyal wife of almost nine years, not to mention my best friend, she is also the unbelievable mother of our twin daughters, Claire and Isabelle. Twins are a blessing and I thank God everyday for twice the joy most have — at the same time. However, they are A LOT of work. As if having twins wasn’t challenging enough, I deployed to Iraq for seven months a month after they were born. Two moves later — from Beaufort to northern Virginia and back — while managing our rental property, raising our blossoming children, and facing all of the challenges of being the wife of a Marine officer, Andrea made the choice to further her education and pursue a master’s degree from USC. Almost a year later, while earning straight As, Andrea has decided to contribute even more to our family. This fall, while balancing the challenges of being a supportive wife to a deployed Marine officer, mother of twin girls, and pursuing a master’s degree, she will also be teaching fourth grade full-time at Beaufort Academy. Let me assure you, this is by far more than I could ever handle on my plate and she amazes me to no end. So, while my hat is off to all mothers out there, I would like to humbly, but proudly, nominate my wife, Andrea Franks. She is without a doubt a Super Mom and I love her with all my heart. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, Geoff Franks Captain, USMC




y name is Brittany Molzer and I am currently working teaching children in China, thanks to my MOM. She told me about this contest and, although I am not there with her, I wanted to enter her anyway because this is something I can do for her. This is a woman who does for everyone except herself. She is actually my step-mom, but she raised me since I was about 2-yearsold. I also have a brother who is her biological child who has autism. She is an exceptional, amazing person She helped me get through school, then college and still supports me every step of the way since I have been here since August of 2010. Joann runs her own business from home, takes care of my brother, cooks, cleans the house and also advocates for other parents when their children are diagnosed with autism. She is involved with her community and helps raise money for walk-for-autism so my brother can continue his therapy that insurance does not pay for. She sends me packages once a month with lots of goodies from home. She never takes time for herself. And now she is helping to take care of my uncle who just had triple bypass surgery. She is an around-the-clock mom. My mom needs a day off. She would laugh at that and say there’s no such thing, but I really want her to have this. She has always been there for me and if this is something I could give to her just to tell her how much I love her and miss her from half way around the world, then so be it. She rocks and to me she is a 24/7 mom who truly deserves this and more. Thank you, Brittany




would like to nominate Michelle Morgan for your Mommy Makeover contest. Michelle is an accountant by profession and she and her husband, Dan, have eight children. The dad is the Beaufort County MIS/GIS Director. Michelle is the best mother and the most amazing, organized person I have ever witnessed in action. Her youngest are twin boys — aged 7, I think — and her eldest is an 18-year-old high school senior. Michelle runs a tight ship and her children are her resume. They are the best behaved, most polite kids I’ve ever known. I do not think any of them has received anything below a C on their report cards, and a C is a rarity. They all pitch in to keep their rooms clean, do dishes and homework. As you may know, it is easier for a mom to “just do it herself ” rather than teach her children how to take care of things, but Michelle takes the time to show them how to care for their rooms and clothing. Their home is tidy and Michelle really knows how to cook delicious, nutritious meals. She even manages to prepare enormous spreads for her husband’s special work events. Michelle has no time for herself and is completely selfless. She really deserves to be pampered. The Morgan children always impress people with their behavior. In fact, Allyson, the eldest, just won several scholarships to college, including a Heritage scholarship, and is at the top of her Battery Creek High School graduating class. Every Monday night is family night at the Morgan home. The parents assign projects for group presentation to the family. One child, for example, recently did a presentation on “honesty.” They also have discussion topics and play games. Thank you for your consideration of Michelle Morgan. Suzanne Larson 8

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o, let’s talk about my Mom. Her name is Cherryl Daring. Secretary for SCE&G by day, superwoman 24/7. My mom has given my sister, Andrea, 16, and myself, 20, everything we could ever hope for. She and my dad struggled to put us through private school at Thomas Heyward Academy instead of enrolling us in Ridgeland’s public schools. I believe that was one of the best decisions they ever made for us. They weren’t selfish parents and they did all that they could to give us the best education possible, which often meant working long hours. My mom is such a “superwoman” because in between working, there was never a day that Andrea and I didn’t have lunch money or clean clothes. She taught us the best life lessons that there were to know. She really molded us to be the (what I consider) great women we are today. My mom has always sacrificed her time and her wants for my sister and me. I promise you that if you were to look in her closet, you’ll find clothing that is more than 10-years-old. I kid you not. She’s always made sure that Andrea makes it to each and every softball practice and that she has a bottle of her favorite Gatorade nearby. Mom sacrifices her weekends to travel all over the state for Andrea’s games. For me, mom makes sure that all of my financial aid forms are filled out before each semester and that I’m that much closer to becoming a college graduate. Oh, speaking of college graduate, my mom got her degree from USCB about five years ago. I remember coming home from school and my mom coming home from work. She asked me, “Amy, I need help with my Spanish homework.” She worked so hard to do well and when she received her degree, I couldn’t have been more proud. When my life is crazy and stressful, my mom puts aside her crazy and stressful life to listen to me ball my eyes out while I’m driving to the next job. My mom deserves the “Mommy Makeover” because I know that the outside should match her beauty inside. She’s the most wonderful woman ever. She’s so patient and loving. When she meets people, she welcomes them with open arms. When my boyfriend harasses her and calls her his “mother-in-law” she smiles, wipes the sweat off of her brow, and picks back at him. She doesn’t have a mean bone in her body and she’ll do anything for anyone. She truly does have the biggest heart. I know that she deserves this. I even once entered her in TLC’s “What Not to Wear” because I know that if she had a makeover, then she’d truly look the way she acts towards people. Her wardrobe and her hair just needs an update! Please, please, please consider her! Amy Daring



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lowcountry social diary Columnist Lanier Laney features the events, people and gossip everyone is talking about

‘Plantation Set’ Fete The Lowcountry of South Carolina and the Hunt Country of Virginia are as about as close an American can get to the great English country house tradition of the landed aristocracy of England, and they pursue all the same activities — shooting, fox hunts, horses and vast estates with beautiful historic homes. It makes sense, since this area was actually part of England at one time. The thousand-acre plantations that still ring Beaufort today are the result, for the most part, of wealthy Northern families buying them up in the 1930’s for hunt property. Many of those descendants are still the owners today, along with some Southern families. This “Plantation Set,” as I like to call them, share many activities together, like group hunting trips to Argentina and England, as well as countless oyster roasts in the fall and winter. They also share a love of the open lands and history of the Lowcountry and work to preserve it through organizations like The Open Land Trust. In the spring is an annual beautiful barbecue hosted by Day and Jock Cowperthwait. She’s an Atlanta native, he from New York. Together they restored the magnificent Bonny

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Photographer David Soliday with hosts Day and Jock Cowperthwait.

Lynne Rossetti and Twyliah Kerr.

Hall Plantation in Yemassee where they lived for many years and sold to the Doubleday family before moving into Beaufort. This party, or spring fete, was in honor of nationally noted Lowcountry photographer David Soliday who is being sponsored by the Smithsonian African-American Museum in Washington to document, with hundreds of his beautiful

Foster, Bobby and Elise Marshall.

photographs, the abandoned rice fields of the Lowcountry facing possible destruction along the coastal Gullah/ Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. The rice fields are often considered one of the largest civil engineering feats of mankind. The Penn Center believes that Soliday’s collection represents one of the most tangible examples of the contributions made by generations of enslaved African Americans to American society. “The physical monuments of these rice fields

are like the Egyptian pyramids, which symbolize the physical heritage of a nations’s history and are a testament to the survivability of an enslaved people.” Soliday, a photographer and writer whose credits include work for National Geographic and The Smithsonian, is printing and selling his photos on canvas and framing them with beautiful gold leaf frames. They have a haunting beauty that blurs the region between painting and photography. To see more, go to

Peggy Peyton and daughter Sarah Sanford Rauch.

Gail Morrill and Jock Cowperthwait.

Margaret Rushton and Jim Holden.

J.D. and Rita Igleheart.

David Soliday and Erika Marshall.

Charlotte and Chris Beebe.

Mollie Fair and Laura Trask.

Woody Kerr.

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Carlotta Ungaro’s good-bye party at Tidalholm A beautiful breeze off the water, perfect temp, a gorgeous porch, no bugs, and an apricot-pink sunset behind the oaks made Carlotta Ungaro’s going away party one of the most cinematically perfect moments I can think of of life in the Lowcountry. It was apropos because two iconic

movies were filmed at Tidalholm, Hilda Holstein’s beautiful home — “The Great Santini” and “The Big Chill.” It’s also where Carlotta lived (in the guest house) when she first came to Beaufort to assume the job of head of the Chamber of Commerce. Life comes full circle as now she is

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Golf tournament benefits CODA Two of Callawassie Island’s challenging Tom Fazio courses will be the setting for a May 2 Golf Tournament benefitting Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse (CODA). The format will be a men’s and ladies’ Best Ball Scramble (Shamble) on Callawassie’s “Dogwood” and “Magnolia” courses. Registration is at 11 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Boxed lunches, greens fees and carts are included in the cost. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and prizes will follow the event. When designing Callawassie’s

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ften in life when we say we are “living on the edge,” the feeling that comes to mind is negative. As if one more step could end in disaster! When talking about shoes however, living on the wedge can be a glorious place to be.

The wedge was created by Italian designer Salvatore Ferragamo in 1935, originally as an orthopedic shoe. Because there was a shortage of leather, he used rubber and wood. During WWII the wedge enjoyed a second resurgence in popularity as height was in fashion and the wedge was a comfortable alternative to the high heel. In the 70‘s the wedge was liberated, and men as well as women were wearing them in a groovy kaleidoscope of rainbow colors. One designer went so far as to create a clear acrylic wedge that had a gold fish swimming inside. For spring and

laura’s fashion file summer a wedge can take on many characteristics and functionalities. For example, one 5 typically reaches for a flat shoe in the summer trying to keep things free, easy and casual. Today the wedge designers’ alternative to the flat shoe is called a “flatform” or raised flat, which 4 offers a lift and rise that keeps the wearer above the steaming tarmac,

which we know, all too well, is lurking underfoot. These rather quirky designs also add a little fun for the girl who is bold enough to commit herself to these rather 70’s inspired clodhoppers. I was one such girl (had to have the latest thing). Unfortunately, they did not work for me. They did not flatter my foot, nor did I find them easy to pair with pants. However, they may work for you. The positive side to these mini wedges is they are so lightweight and easy to wear anywhere (with soles generally made of woven


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Above: Retail at The Tooting Egret. Below: Employees of Fiori and The Bistro at The Tooting Egret Matthew Pieper, Alison Klinakis, Chapman Parker, Robert Smalls and Miles Dean stand outside the establishment, the historic Firehouse on the corner of Craven and Scott streets.

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hree new businesses opened at the old Firehouse on the corner of Craven and Scott streets. At a soft opening on Friday, April 22, tourists and locals were eager to see the interior of the unique building, renovated and designed by Annie Ballance, proprietor of The Tooting Egret, The Bistro at The Tooting Egret and Fiori. The building houses original artwork and a variety of spectacular retail items, an eatery that currently serves both breakfast and lunch, and a full-service florist. Continued on page 17


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Alison Klinakis is the exclusive floral designer for Fiori.

Continued from page 16 Annie Ballance, a local interior designer, has lived in Beaufort for eight years. She, like many of us in town, has dreamed of the old Firehouse reopening. It’s a structure like no other (well, with the exception of Michael Rainey Antiques); and it’s a delight that Ballance has integrated a trio of creative businesses to dwell in the historic building. All the businesses Retail at The Tooting Egret. will be supervised by General Manager Chapman Parker with Susan Nebelung as the administrative director. The Tooting Egret will be selling an assortment of sought-after decorative and apparel pieces such as candles, rugs, furniture, coffee table books, baby clothes, rain boots and accent items for every room in the home. Retail specialists Teresa Sanfield, CJ Kirk and Tricia Snoke are the first to Brittany Zip and Kendra Cline are dine at The Bistro at The Tooting Egret, also seen below. happy to help assist customers. The Bistro at The Tooting Egret serves breakfast and lunch, and will potted plants. Fiori will be delivering eventually include dinner. I ate there soon as well. Exclusive Floral on Friday and was quite pleased Designer Alison Klinakis has years with the service, food and overall of experience in innovative creations experience. Executive chef at The and is ecstatic to bring her ingenuity Bistro is Miles Dean, the former sous to downtown Beaufort. Personally, I am excited that a chef at Bateaux Restaurant. Matthew Pieper and Robert Smalls will be sure store worthy of tourist traffic and to take care of your palate needs as local verve opened within the old Firehouse. I think the community well. And Fiori (Italian for “Flowers”) is will be thankful for the concept and a full-service florist that will provide its potential longevity at this location. unusual orchids, creative arrangements The vibe at The Tooting Egret and with cut flowers and easy-to maintain Fiori is certainly contagious.

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Recently I spoke with Noel Sloan about his upcoming lecture on the career of Margaret Thatcher. It was a pleasure to converse with him about his fascination with and his wealth of knowledge about the former Prime Minister of Great Britain. Noel Sloan lived in Britain throughout Margaret Thatcher’s term as Prime Minister. He is an international banker who now lives in New York. Sloan visited Beaufort for the first time five years ago and loved it. For three years now, he’s spent winters here. Sloan graduated from The Hotchkiss School in Connecticut and Trinity College, Oxford, where he read politics and philosophy. He brings to this subject both his experience of Britain in the 1980s and his academic training in political science. His passion for this leader who, as he describes, “was not buffeted by events, but rather dominated events,” is contagious. “She achieved so much. She took a country that was in bad shape and turned it around,” Sloan says. “She had a clear vision and dominated the political scene for so long. And, as time goes on, she becomes more, not less, remarkable.” In the 1970s Britain was regarded as the “sick man of Europe”, a country whose governments were unable to address the problems of a weak economy

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and industrial unrest. By the end of the 1980s Britain’s economy had become a model for other countries to copy and once again Britain’s influence was felt around the world. In his lecture, Sloan will describe how Britain’s Prime Minister led this transformation. He will describe Margaret Thatcher’s vision for her country and how her personal qualities enabled her to implement that vision. He assesses her achievements and her place in history. This will be Sloan’s first lecture on Margaret Thatcher, with an

upcoming speech in Connecticut in July at a Reagan/ Thatcher forum that will include many speakers, writers and scholars, educated on the biographies of Noel these two great and Sloan respected leaders. It is by complete coincidence that Sloan’s lecture comes during the week of the Royal Wedding and just before the release of “The Iron Margaret Lady,” a film about Thatcher Margaret Thatcher starring Meryl Streep and Ronald Reagan’s upcoming Centennial Celebration. There is a definite buzz around town about this lecture, and it should be an informational and captivating speech, given by a man who is infectious with his delivery about this “Great Lady.” In conclusion, Sloan spoke of a response Thatcher gave to reporter when asked, “What will happen if Great Britain loses (the Falkan Islands’ War)? Her statesmanship and confidence echoed throughout Great Britain when she exclaimed, “Failure. The possibility does not exist.”

cycling sunday for kids Young up-and-coming cyclists can sharpen their biking skills Sunday, May 1 at the Cycling Sunday bike rodeo taking place from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Beaufort Memorial Hospital parking lot. Members of Lowcountry Velo — the Beaufort-based cycling club organizing the Cycling Classic — will be setting up an obstacle course complete with small rolling hills, a figure eight track and traffic signs. Participants must have their own bicycles to ride the course. Helmets also are requited, but a limited number will be available for riders who need them. To ensure maximum performance, experts will be on hand to pump up tires and adjust bikes to properly fit their riders. They’ll also help newbies navigate the course and instruct them on how to follow traffic signs. The free event will end with a one-mile ride around a nearby neighborhood. “We had 150 kids participate in this event the last time we had it,” DeVito said. “There were kids from 13-years-old to little ones riding with training wheels.”


continued from page 1 “ They’re coming into a very tight turn at top speed,” DeVito said. “ They don’t really slow down. They may ease up on the power, but they don’t hit the brake.” This is the fifth year Beaufort Memorial has sponsored the event, part of the USA Crits Southeast series that includes seven races in nine days, each in a different Southeastern city. The Cycling Classic is the third race in the series. “As the community’s primary healthcare provider, we are delighted to once again be a part of Beaufort’s pro cycling event,” said Beaufort Memorial Hospital President and CEO Rick Toomey. “The Beaufort Memorial Cycling Classic truly celebrates active, healthy living, and we always look

forward to this event.” Training year round, the professional cyclists are in top form as they enter the racing season. They typically ride six days a week, 40 to 80 miles a day, to prepare for the grueling competitions. At peak performance, their heart rates will accelerate to 150 to 200 beats per minute. “It’s very exciting watching them race,” said DeVito, an avid cyclist. “The back stretch is where they make their moves. They’re jockeying for position on Craven. As they turn onto New Castle, they really pick up speed.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will start with a kids’ race at 5 p.m., followed by the women’s race at 6 and the men’s heat at 7:30. Approximately 4,000 people are expected to line the streets for the Cycling Classic. Spectators are welcome to bring chairs to watch the event. For more information, visit www.

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CODA volunteer wins statewide recognition The SC Victims Assistance Network has named CODA volunteer and Beaufort resident Nina McLean as South Carolina’s “Volunteer of the Year” for her outstanding service and dedication to CODA and the individuals it serves. McLean received the honor at the network’s annual “Victims’ Rights Week” conference held in Columbia recently Betsy Price, CODA’s case manager, nominated McLean for the honor, saying, “Nina does more than “put in hours” twice a week. She drives our survivors to job interviews and appointments; alerts them to fashion faux pas when searching for employment; listens to them and allows them to cry, laugh and reminisce. She answers the crisis line, has helped develop a client budgeting Nina curriculum and relieves staff by completing tedious paperwork. McLean Nina does all this with a great sense of humor, a willing heart and a generous spirit.” In her acceptance remarks, McLean — who had been unaware she was a nominee — said, “I simply love what I do at CODA. And, believe me, I receive far more than I give.” CODA’s Executive Director Kristin Dubrowski said, “We are fortunate to have such a dedicated group of volunteers — and I am thrilled that the caliber of Nina’s work was recognized at the state level.”

exchange club collects supplies for migrants The Exchange Club of Beaufort is collecting school supplies and toiletry items such as toothpaste, soap and shampoo through May 11 for migrant workers who will be here for the 2011 tomato picking season. If you have any supplies to donate, please drop them off at Beaufort Rentals in the Regions Bank Building on Robert Smalls Parkway. “The unused hotel items you may have brought home from your last trip would be perfect,” says Janet Horton, coordinator of this collection. Dr. Gerald Cummings has donated 120 tubes of toothpaste. Exchange, America’s Service Club, is a group of men and women working together to make our communities better places to live through community service projects, youth activities, and its national project, the prevention of child abuse. For more information about the club, please visit www. or call Angel Flewelling at 525-0102.


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may lead to fungus. Again, May is usually the right time for the first fertilization. Most lawns in our area are either Centipede, St. Augustine or Zoysia Jim — all warm season Colman grasses. This time of year, look for fertilizers with a blend of 16-4-8 or 15-0-15 and apply as directed on the bag. Be sure your spreader settings are accurate. Too much fertilizer can damage your lawn and create conditions for fungus, weeds and other pests. Too little fertilizer may result in less than optimal turf nourishment and overall performance. The key is to follow all label instructions. Remember that our warm season grasses are not emerald green. If you achieve that color, there is a very good chance that you have over-fertilized… and may be in store for fungus or other pests. Weeds Weeds are part of life and part of most people’s lawns, whether they notice the weeds or not. It is generally best to encourage thick, healthy turf by following appropriate fertilizing, watering and mowing regimens. A thick, healthy turf will

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ecently, I had the pleasure of attending a luncheon at Beaufort Academy, coordinated by Bethany Byrne, director of development and enrollment. As an alternative to my regular Lunch Bunch column, I decided to write about the luncheon and Beaufort Academyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s invitation to local leaders in the community. Catered by City Java, the luncheon was attended by leaders in economic development in the Beaufort area, including the Chamber of Commerce, Penn Center, USCB, TCL, Kazoobie Kazoos, United Way of the Lowcountry, 303 Associates, Beaufort Memorial Hospital, BJWSA, The Beaufort Gazette, BJHCHS, the city of Beaufort, the Town of Port Royal, SCE&G, the Lowcountry Economic Network, and, of course, The Island News. This was the second in a series of four luncheons with intent to inform more people in town about Beaufort Academy and to gain valuable feedback from the community. The first, catered by Berry Island, included area realtors. Two additional

The luncheon was meant to inform more people about the school and to gain feedback from the community. luncheons in May will focus on the military community and additional realtors and community leaders. The lunches are funded by generous supporters, and the idea was initiated by BA alumni, local business owner, and BA development committee member, William Trask. Under the lead of BA board member and Development Committee Chair Chilton Simmons, the luncheons have been a success. They fit in perfectly with part of BAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new strategic plan, presented by the board of directors, to be more community focused. Dr. Randy Wall said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;These lunches are a much needed opportunity for us to tell the community who we are and about our focus and vision. We are very grateful to our guests who are giving up their lunch time to come visit with us. Our goal at Beaufort Academy is to not only make sure we can guarantee each student go to the college of their choice, but also be successful at that level. We value athletics and arts and, among other

things, the leadership opportunities they provide, but our primary focus is academic college preparation.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;BAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s low teacher/ student ratio enables its teachers and administration to know each child as an individual and enables them to focus on the whole child. The small school atmosphere also fosters lifelong friendships that provide roots in an increasingly transient business climate and world. These roots are grounded in BAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s core values of excellence in intellect, respect, integrity, leadership, and (school) pride,â&#x20AC;? remarked Chilton Simmons. During the luncheon, community learned more about the following topics: â&#x20AC;˘ College acceptance by BAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s students. All of the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s graduates are accepted into four-year colleges and universities, and they are attending schools both in South Carolina and all over the country. â&#x20AC;˘ With some 30%-35% of students receiving some portion of financial assistance, assistance awards are based on need. The awards given are part of

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There is a joke I wanted to share with everyone this week. It goes like this — a woman is sitting on her porch with her husband and says “I love you.” He asks her, “Is that you or the wine talking?” And, she answers “It’s me ... talking to the wine.” (ha, ha). But, I have the perfect wine for you to say it to! Last week, I had the opportunity to see a lot of you respond to a particular wine — an ice wine from Canada. We were just finishing our soft shell crab dinner at Plums and that was the dessert wine. Right away, I know the questions are “Canadian wine?” and “What’s Ice wine?” Well, Canada, like most other countries in the world, does make wine. Obviously, their geography plays a huge part in what parts of the country can grow grapes — mostly its southern British Columbia and southern Ontario with some growers also showing up in southern Quebec and Nova Scotia. The two largest areas, though, are the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia and the Niagara Peninsula of Ontario. Canada has produced wines for more than 200 years. But it was three important events in 1988 that solidified the business and helped the industry become what it is today — free trade with the United States, the establishment of the Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) wine standards, and a major grape vine



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puppy to live on the counters, dining table, the couch and the coffee table. A senior rescue dog of medium size, with mid-life manners, would have been a better match for their particular situation. If you bring a puppy home on a whim you will spend weeks, months or even years playing catch-up struggling to recover from mistakes made in the first few weeks. It may even grow into the problem of “how-do-we-getrid-of ” if the concerns become chronic. First, when you get the itch for a puppy, resist. Begin your search by visualizing the whole package of dogness: the ideal age, size, coat, breed or breed cross, energy level, attention span, ability to give and receive attention, sociability, portability and health status. With that vision in mind, visit shelters frequently without bringing a dog home. It will be tough to walk past all those pleading eyes, but keep the vision of your perfect dog in mind each time you visit. Be flexible to a degree but stick with it because little deviations from your ideal can become huge problems in the long run.

For instance, you like to keep your house tidy and your vision of the perfect dog is a medium-sized, clean, shorthaired dog. However, you fall in love with a soft and fuzzy yellow puppy that grows into a 70-pound kind-of-a-golden that spends most of its free time off-loading wads of hair onto all your nice Orientals. In time, the relationship with the dog will suffer because your desire for a hair-free living room may confine the dog to the kitchen or, worse, the backyard. Don’t settle for a dog that doesn’t gladden your heart in every way and you won’t find yourself returning an older, less adoptable dog to the shelter when it doesn’t work out. While you are visiting shelters, prepare your house and your personal lifestyle for your little addition. Purchase all the things you’ll need to make the transition easier before you bring the puppy home: get a crate, good puppy food, a leash, grooming equipment, toys, Nature’s Miracle, and lots of paper towels. Think about containment. Do you need a portable pen? Do you need to make a major household improvement by fencing the


backyard? Think long and hard about your commitment to time spent with the dog. Are you committed to taking walks several times a day no matter what the weather or your social obligations? Are you committed to constantly supervising your pup for the first weeks? Are you committed to paring down your environment to absolute basics

to protect your puppy from the temptation of contraband? These considerations are only the beginning of accepting responsibility for the life of another living creature. The way you prepare and care for your pup in the first few weeks will determine your success of a life-long relationship of companionship and love.

Broad Marsh Animal Hospital The Animal Hospital of Beaufort




Meet Harry. This handsome guy and his brother Will have been living on their own and cared for by a community of animal lovers. Harry is about 1-year-old and is very friendly and happy! He has never lived in a house and known the comfort of a home. Won’t you give Harry a chance? He is great with adults and is getting used to children. Stop by the Adoption Center and meet Harry any day between noon and 7 p.m. For more information, call 645-1725 or email us at info@palmettoanimalleague.

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what to do 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

Grand opening to be held at new liquor store

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce is assisting The Beer, Liquor and Tobacco Shop with a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration on Friday, April 29, from 5-7 p.m. at 2247 Boundary St. There will be tastings for mescado, red wine, and tequila. For more information, contact Amy Kaylor at 843-525-8524 or

Beaufort Dog hosts doggie Easter egg hunt

Join us after on Saturday, April 30, for an Easter Egg Hunt for dogs. The hunt will begin at 11 a.m. in the back agility course of Beaufort Dog, 1307 Boundary St. Then, join us from 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. for a prewater park opening party and socialization with lots of freebies. Please bring your dog’s updated vaccination report.

The Opera of Life performed at The Cross

Come hear seven local anointed men and women of god on Saturday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m., 168 Martin Luther King Drive, St. Helena Island, just pass Penn Center. Sponsored by Sister Bennie Dudley. All are welcome. For more information, call 838-3909.

‘Extreme Makeover’ can be seen in the park

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Beaufort” will air on Sunday, May 1, at 8 p.m. To celebrate, 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. The Dickinson Family will be in attendance.

Sons of Confederate Veterans to meet

Beaufort County’s Gen. Richard H. Anderson Camp #47 Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, May 2. The meeting will be held in the Harmony Masonic Lodge, 2710 Depot Road in Beaufort, at 7 p.m. Daniel Hoyt Daniels, a retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer will speak. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, go to the web site at scvcamp47beaufortsc. com or call 843-524-8792.

BHS Dance Ensemble performs spring concert

The Beaufort High School Dance Ensemble will present their Annual Spring Dance Concert on Thursday, May 5, and Friday, May 6, in The Arts Center at Beaufort High School. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. This concert showcases student choreography projects and includes the Dance II, III, and IV ensembles. Tickets will be $5 in advance and $7 at the door. For more information or to order advance tickets, contact Mrs. Teresa Baker, BHS Dance Director, at 843-322-2153.

Black chamber holds First Friday Networking

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will have its First Friday Networking Event from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 6 at Sea Island Furniture Mart, 46 Robert Smalls Parkway. The theme is “Improving Your Bottom Line Through Your Professional Image.” Drawings, prizes and refreshments. The public is invited. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Call 986-1102.

Author Larry Rowland to sign new book

Beaufort Bookstore presents Larry Rowland, author of “History of Beaufort County 1514 - 1861,” signing copies of his newest book “The Civil War In South Carolina” and Pat Branning signing copies of the new Tricentennial edition of “Shrimp, Collards & Grits” on Saturday, May 7 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Beaufort Bookstore, 2127 Boundary St., 525-1066, and Saturday, May 7, from 2 - 4 p.m. at McIntosh Books, 917 Bay St., 524-1119.

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. Those interested in competing should contact Jason Blackston at (843)379-9617. The event will feature an expanded farmer’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 www.

Plaza Stadium Theater Fri. 4/29 - Thurs. 5/5

Prom “PG” Showing Fri-Sat-Sun 2:00-4:00-7:00-9:00 Mon-Thurs 4:00-7:00-9:00 Water For Elephants “PG13” Showing Fri-Sat-Sun 2:05-4:30-7:05-9:15 Mon-Thurs 4:30-7:05-9:15 Fast 5 “PG13” Showing Fri-Sat-Sun 2:00-4:30-7:00-9:25 Mon-Thurs 4:30-7:00-9:25 Madea’s Happy Family “PG13” Showing Fri-Sat-Sun 2:00-4:15-7:00-9:15 Mon-Thurs 4:15-7:00-9:15 Rio “G” Showing Fri-Sat-Sun 2:05-4:05-7:05-9:05 Mon-Thurs 4:05-7:05-9:05 41 Robert Smalls Pkwy, Beaufort (843) 986-5806

The event will be Saturday, May 7 starting at 100 Sea Island Parkway, behind the Huddle House. The century and metric century rides will start at 8 a.m. The 15 and 30 mile rides will start at 9:30 a.m. Registration can be done at or by picking up an entry form at Lowcountry Bicycles on Lady’s Island. You can also register on the day of the rides at the starting point. Proceeds from the rides will support “The Friends of the Rail Trail” as they work to make the Beaufort County Rail Trail a reality. For more information, call Jane Frederick at 843 522 8422.

Taste of Beaufort event celebrates 12 years

Main Street Beaufort, USA announces the 12th annual A Taste of Beaufort Festival Friday, May 6 and Saturday May, 7 at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. The event will be sponsored by Hargray with two days of food, music, and fun. Admission is free. • Friday, May 6: From 6-10 p.m., the event brings “Shaggin’ With A Taste.”

DJ Jim Bowers will be playing the best beach music and co-sponsors, The Beaufort Shag Club, will be teaching the dance at 7 p.m. • Saturday, May 7: At 8 a.m. there will be a 5K Run/Walk downtown. Registrations forms available at www. or com. The main event from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. features traditional and innovative food choices being offered by our local restaurants. Beer, wine, and soft drinks will be available. For more information, go to or call 843-525-6644.

Lowcountry Autism to hold fundraiser

Lowcountry Autism Foundation’s Fourth Annual Spring Fling is under way and event organizers are in need of additional items for the live auction. All of the proceeds support operations of the recently opened LAF Comprehensive Therapy Center and will continue supporting many families affected by autism in the Lowcountry. The Spring Fling will take place at 6 p.m. May 7 at the Palmetto Hall Clubhouse on Hilton Head Island. The evening is semi-formal/cocktail attire and will include live entertainment, dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Tickets are $75 per person. To donate items to the silent auction, call 843-7062024. For more information about the event or for tickets, please contact event co-chairs Ginger Allen or Meredith DiMuzio at or

Hope Haven holds Lilies on the River

This year Hope Haven will be honoring Rep. Shannon Erickson for her service to our community and her advocacy for children’s issues. Purchase luncheon ticket by calling 524-2256. Seats are limited so reserve your seats now. There will be a wonderful silent auction throughout the event, a champagne toast, followed by the lilies release ceremony. All this will take place on Saturday, May 7, at Berkeley Hall. Don’t forget to purchase your lilies to honor and/or memorialize the important women in your lives. To purchase lilies, go online to and click on the Lilies on the River logo.

Pathway Connect rides support local rail trail

Pathways Connect, a 10-year-old safe cycling and walking advocacy for Northern Beaufort County, is sponsoring a century, 60 mile, 15 and 30 mile rides on Lady’s Island and St. Helena Island.

Local author, poet will read at Beaufort library

Alice Connelly Moore, local author and poet, will share her “Inspired Words” at the Beaufort library on Scott Street on Thursday, May 5, from 2-3 p.m. the island news | april 28 - may 5, 2011 |


networking directory AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING


Dawn H Freeman MSW LISW-CP

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

Beaufort Air Conditioning and Heating, LLC

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


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

Palmetto Smiles

Jennifer Wallace, DMD 843-524-7645


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

Travis A. Newton, PA Attorney at Law Specializing in DUI and CDV By appointment only 843-217-4884

Buffy Camputaro

Camputaro Law Office Practicing family law, personal injury and veterans disability law 920 Bay Street, Ste 25, Beaufort, SC 29902 Call 442-9517 for a free initial consultation.

Dr. Jack Mcgill Family Dentistry

65 Sams Point Road 843-525-6866 New patients welcome!

driving lessons

First Step Driver Training, LLC

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


Estate Ladies

The Estate Sales Experts in Beaufort County Annette Petit: 843-812-4485 Patricia Whitmer: 843-522-1507


Closeouts • Bargains • Deals Over 21 years in Beaufort and Savannah $52,879.00 donated to Local Churches and USO. Check us out on Facebook and Craigslist.

Patricia Mathers

Patricia Mathers formally from look’N’good salon would like to invite everyone to join her at her new location in Port Royal at New Image Salon at 1516 Paris Ave. Or call for an appointment at 271-9556

MJ Fortin Studio

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Merry Maids

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Broad River Construction

Chandler Trask (C): 843.321.9625 (P): 843.522.9757


Carol Waters Interiors

12 Celadon Drive Lady’s Island - Off Sam’s Point Road at the Clock Tower 843-524-2329 * M-F 10-5:30


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

Walker’s Lawn Maintenance




Furniture Specialist, Antique and wood restoration Conservator • Scratches • Veneers • Gouges • Re-gluing • Color/finishing Parts replaced or reproduced. Repairs of all kinds — no job too small. Mike Fortin • 843-473-9872


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


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

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

Geico - David B. Craft

2613 Boundary Street Call for a free rate quote. 843-522-0302 • 843-522-0190 • 1-877-315-4342 • 1-800-841-3000

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Walker DuRant 843-252-7622

46 Cedar Crest Circle, Beaufort Cutting • Edging • Blowing Weed Eating • Small Clean Up Licensed and insured


Gene Brancho

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

organizing Jill Weaver

Professional Organizer 843-521-7099

Organize your home and office De-cluttering, Paper Management, Downsizing, Time Management


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.

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

Pressure washing

Palmetto Custom Cleaning

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

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