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The Island News covering northern beaufort county

april 4-10, 2013

Sanford wins primary election


Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford beat Curtis Bostic in the Republican primary race for the First Congressional District seat. Unofficial results from the Beaufort County Board of Elections and Registration and the South Carolina State Election Commission show Sanford with 57 percent of the vote, with all five counties reporting. In just Beaufort County, Curtis Bostic had 52 percent of the vote with Sanford at 48 percent.

Voter turnout countywide was at 11 percent. Sanford will now go on to face Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch in the general election, which will be held May 7. Colbert Busch, from Charleston, is also comedian Stephen Colbert’s sister. The seat for the U.S. House of Representatives District 1 was left open when Gov. Nikki Haley appointed Tim Scott as U.S. Senator to fill Jim DeMint’s position in Mark Sanford speaks at The Arsenal on Monday. December.


Takiya Smith aims to inspire with her new book “Never Forsaken.” see page 17

beaufort intergalactic (BIG) storytelling festival

Tellin’ Tales


Don’t miss “Noises Off ” at USCB this weekend. see page 18 INDEX

Clockwise from above: Doug Elliott; Bil Lepp; Natalie Daise; Judy Sima; LaShanta Ase.


ocal and nationally-touring storytellers are performing April 11-14 at the Beaufort Intergalactic (BIG) Storytelling Festival at ARTworks in Beaufort. Natalie Daise is the hometown favorite, performing in the Patchwork presentation on opening night; then in “Story through Rap, Hip-Hop & Spoken Word: the Oral Tradition Transformed”; in concert in the free family activities on Saturday the 13th; and in “Storytelling in the Digital Age.” Other storytellers include Doug Elliott from North Carolina, Judy Sima from Michigan, Bil Lepp from West Virginia, LaShanta Ase from Bluffton and Susan Sparrow from Georgia. For more information, call 843-379-2787 or visit See more on page 19.

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news news briefS County administrator LIBPA guest speaker

Mr. Gary Kubic, Beaufort County Administrator will be the guest speaker for the Lady’s Island Business and Professional Association meeting to be held on Tuesday, April 9 at 8 a.m. at the Beaufort Realtor’s Association Headquarters in the Palmetto Business Park (behind the BB&T Bank) on Lady’s Island Drive. The meeting is open to the public. Mr. Kubic has served as Beaufort County Administrator since 2004. His professional career includes 39 years of experience in government administration. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Ohio State University and a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Akron School of Law, in Akron, Ohio. Specific subjects he has been requested to include in his discussion with our members are: • What steps have been taken to adjust Beaufort County government to the economic slowdown. • Have local intergovernmental relations improved since your arrival in Beaufort County? • Is a second 1% sales tax referendum needed to maintain infrastructure? • What is the most significant threat to the county? • What is the best system for promotion of economic development in Beaufort County?

Shooting death still under investigation

The investigation into the shooting death of a man in Burton on Sunday, March 31, continues. Just before 5:30 p.m. yesterday, Sheriff ’s deputies responded to the area of Staffwood Lane in reference to an anonymous report of a possible gunshot victim. Upon arrival, deputies located 40-year old Darryl McArthur Greene lying beside a running vehicle on the roadside. Greene had sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene. The Sheriff ’s Office encourages anyone with information to contact either Investigator Cpl. A. Rice at 843-255-3429 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC (274-6372).


Number of new U.S. Marines graduating Friday, April 5. This includes 483 male Marines from Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, and 110 female Marines from October Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion.

County citizens can now be part of South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association In response to the increasing number of people wanting to assist law enforcement officials in building a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Sheriff PJ Tanner is pleased to announce that Beaufort County citizens are being invited to become Honorary Members of the South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association. Membership appeals are being issued this month. Individuals choosing to join the voluntary program can do so for as little as $25, while businesses can show their support for a $50 contribution. The funding provides critically important technical resources, training and legislative support on key criminal justice issues. Contributions are tax deductible. “With government funding becoming increasingly difficult to secure, the membership drive has taken on greater importance than

ever before, said Sheriff Tanner. “The funding is vital to helping the Association carry out our mission of making our communities safer places to live, work and play.” The South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association provides aggressive advocacy using the strong unified voice of our 46 Sheriffs. The Association is a key player in shaping state policy on public safety and crime prevention, as well as providing critical training to Sheriffs’ teams and education to member citizen/businesses. Individuals that do not receive a membership appeal and would like more information can do so by contacting the South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association at: 112 Westpark Blvd., Columbia, SC 29210. Phone: 803-772-1101. Information is also available online, It is a valuable investment in the future.

letter to the editor Take part in Parkinson’s Awareness Month

This April, I urge the folks in the Lowcountry to take part in Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Nearly one million Americans live with Parkinson’s Disease and many of them, including my father, are living right here in Beaufort. There is currently no cure. I am 56 years old and now part of what is being coined the “sandwich generation” though I’m not sure if I’m a club sandwich or opened faced! I have a 90-year-old father whose greatest wish is to be able to walk on his own from his bed to his easy chair. I have learned a lot from my father’s fight with this debilitating neurological disease. While most people recognize Parkinson’s Disease from the most visible symptom being tremors, I know too well that there are other symptoms, some devastatingly frightening and sad, which are not easily visible. I have become involved in the Beaufort and Port Royal Parkinson’s support group. This group has helped me to better understand and deal with my dad’s disease and as a result improve his quality of life! I am proud to note that both the City of Beaufort and the City of Port Royal have joined the group in declaring by proclamation that April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Let’s make a difference this April during Parkinson’s Awareness Month! I invite those affected by Parkinson’s disease, including family and caregivers, to attend the support group meetings held on the first Thursday of every month at Shell Point Baptist Church. For information on the group, please call (843) 525-1229 or (843) 252-3001. If you know someone with Parkinson’s Disease, please consider making a donation to one of several Parkinson’s foundations or advocacy groups. Rick Ostrander, Parkinson’s Disease Support Group of Beaufort & Port Royal

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Keep your peepers safe this spring You wouldn’t know it by our temperatures lately, but technically it is spring: typically warmer weather, longer days filled with outdoor sports and recreational activities like baseball, basketball, tennis, and fishing. Unfortunately, spring ushers in tens of thousands of sports and recreationrelated eye injuries each year. The good news is that 90 percent of serious eye injuries are preventable through use of appropriate protective eyewear. The risk of eye injury can vary depending on the activity. Make sure the level of eye protection you or others in your family use is appropriate for the type of activity. Regular eyeglasses do not offer proper eye protection. High-Risk Sports For all age groups, sports-related eye injuries occur most frequently in baseball, basketball and racquet sports. Boxing and full-contact martial arts pose an extremely high risk of serious and even blinding eye injuries. There is no satisfactory eye protection for boxing, although thumbless gloves may reduce the number of boxing eye injuries. In baseball, ice hockey and men’s lacrosse, a helmet with a polycarbonate (an especially strong, shatterproof, lightweight plastic) face mask or wire shield should be worn at all times. Protective eyewear with polycarbonate lenses should be worn for sports such as basketball, racquet sports, soccer and field hockey. Choose eye protectors that have been tested to meet the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards or that pass the CSA racquet sports standard. If you already have reduced vision in one

eye, consider the risks of injuring the stronger eye before participating in contact or racquet sports, which pose a higher risk of eye injury. Check with your ophthalmologist to see if appropriate eye protection is available and whether or not participating in contact or racquet sports is advised. Other Risky Leisure Activities While sports account for a particularly high number of eye injuries, they are by no means the only hobby that poses a risk to your sight. According to physicians surveyed for the 2008 Eye Injury Snapshot conducted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Ocular Trauma, more than 40 percent of patients treated for eye injuries sustained at home were involved in home repairs, yard work, cleaning and cooking. Use common sense and err on the side of caution, whatever the activity. • Consider the risk of flying debris or other objects during activities and wear appropriate eye protection. • Remember that eyeglasses aren’t sufficient protection. • Be careful during activities or games involving projectiles and other sharp objects that could create injury if in contact with the eye. For example, the U.S. Eye Injury Registry indicates that fishing is the number one cause of sportsrelated eye injuries. • If you wear contacts or eyeglasses, pack a back-up form of vision correction during bike trips or other activities where you could lose or shatter a lens. If an eye injury occurs, see an ophthalmologist or go to the emergency room immediately, even if the eye injury appears minor. Delaying medical attention can result in permanent vision loss or blindness.

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WILL ACHURCH Q: How long have you lived in important organizations, like CAPA; and Beaufort? 3) I could tell that the club would support A: I was born in Beaufort. I moved back my efforts and take part in keeping our with my wife, Amy, and our (now 3.5 year environment clean and beautiful. old) daughter, Evelyn, nearly three years Q: Describe one of your most ago after having lived in Charleston for 8 memorable experiences as a volunteer. years. I’ve been working here for the last A: One experience that stands out to four years. me was the time I spent volunteering at Q: What organization do you a local food bank, as part of a Leadership represent? Beaufort assignment. I was struck by A: I currently serve as the Director at the vast need that exists in our own Large and as a member of the Finance community for one of the most basic & Military Affairs Committees for elements of survival. Nearly every the Beaufort Regional Chamber of recipient was appreciative of the food Commerce, and I also serve on the board they were receiving, and it was clear that of the Exchange Club of they’d all come to be Beaufort. I am currently in their particular in the spotlight situation from in the Chamber’s This Volunteer Spotlight portrait different points of Leadership Beaufort was taken by Captured Moments origin. The experience Program (Go Blue). In Photogrpahy at 509-B Adventure was a great reminder addition, I coordinate St., Beaufort SC 29902. 843litter cleanups for my 379-0223, of how fortunate our Exchange Club at the Nominate a volunteer by emailing family is, and also Broad River Boat Ramp how it only takes one as a part of the Adopt a or two strokes of bad Highway program. luck for many of us to Q: How did you first get involved end up in a similar situation. with these organizations? Q: When not volunteering, what A: As a business banker, it is essential other activities do you enjoy? A: I love going to Hunting Island with to be involved in the area Chamber of Commerce, as it is the best way to gain my wife, Amy, and our daughter, Evelyn. understanding of the local economy The three of us have a fondness for nature, and have an impact on its progression. and there’s a variety of ways to explore the Blakely Williams, the Beaufort Regional great outdoors at Hunting Island State Chamber of Commerce President, Park. I also enjoy surfing, boating, and personally extended an invitation to me riding bikes with my brother, Robert. Q: What do you like best about Beaufort? and my company soon after I started A: Being from Beaufort, I’m obviously working in Beaufort, and I’ve been a little biased, but what’s not to like? The increasingly involved ever since. Ron Voegeli of the Exchange Club of people are friendly and open, and come Beaufort asked me if I’d like to come to from all sorts of backgrounds. Our small one of their meetings. The timing was town has a multitude of activities to enjoy, good, as I’d been considering joining including outdoor adventures, cultural a civic club. The factors that led me to and dining experiences, and an event or join the Exchange Club were three fold: festival nearly every week of the year. But 1) The members are so nice and down I think that part I like best of all, is our to earth; 2) The club is very active in natural surroundings. We really do live in volunteering and raising money for a tranquil setting.

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Local writer launches website and blog Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer, former Editor of The Island News and contributor to the Social Scene, has launched a new website that features all of her writing, commercials and television productions in addition to her two books, “Images of America: Isle of Palms” and “Images of America: Port Royal.” The website will also include a blog, which Wendy will update frequently with more writing, photos and videos relative to Lowcountry living. Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer wrote two columns for The Island News, currently writes a column for Lowcountry Weekly, called Our Town, and contributes to Hilton Head Monthly. Additionally, Wendy wrote and produced commercials and several

television shows for WHHI-TV, located on Hargray Channel 8. “I’ve written so many articles about people, places, businesses and organizations in the Lowcountry. I thought it was time to put them all in one spot,” explains Pollitzer. “My style of writing has been described as spirited, and I feel like I am a cheerleader of sorts for Beaufort and its neighboring islands. My goal is to help people appreciate and celebrate the beauty of our coastal home and the foundation of our unique community.” Please visit to view Wendy’s Community Profiles, Social Scene photos, commercials, television shows, books and featured articles printed in local and regional publications.

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Local jewels adorn Red Carpet The Academy Awards Ceremony on Sunday, February 24 had a local connection yet again this year. Local residents Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Gearty walked down the Red Carpet once again. Mr. Eugene Gearty is no stranger to the Academy Awards and last year Eugene received the Oscar for sound effects in the movie “Hugo”. This year he was nominated for the sound effects in the movie “Life of Pi”. Mr. and Mrs. Gearty had another local connection this year. Mrs. Gearty was adorned in spectacular platinum and diamond jewelry supplied by Beaufort’s own Modern Jewelers located at 807 Bay Street. She wore three pieces of jewels given to the couple before departing for the Academy Awards. These pieces included a 22-carat Platinum and Diamond necklace, Platinum and diamond bracelet containing 522 brilliant cut diamonds and a pair of

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business brief Association names 2012 Realtor of the Year

The Beaufort County Association of REALTORS® announces that Todd McDaniel has been named the 2012 REALTOR® of the Year. Todd’s long history of serving the association began as the MLS Chair in 2006, a role he held until becoming Vice President in 2009. He went on to serve as President of the Board in 2010 and Past President in 2011. During his three year tenure as a Board Officer, he continued to serve on the MLS Committee as well as contemporaneously serving as a Board Director of the South Carolina Association of REALTORS®, requiring him to travel to meetings at the state and national level to Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Greenville, Chicago and Washington, DC. In addition to giving his time and talent to the association, he’s an active member of his community and church, working with the Palmetto Pride AdoptA-Highway Program, Friends of Caroline Hospice Festival of Trees, and the Care of Congregation Committee at First Presbyterian Church. Todd is a top producer at Island Realty, where he ranked as the 2012 top listing and selling agent. A supportive husband to wife, Whitney, Todd is also a dedicated and involved father of two teenage sons, Taylor and Hayes.

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Clarence Cummings Jr. (CJ) a 7th grader at Lady’s Island Middle School will travel to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, to represent the USA in weightlifting. Cummings will be a part of the U.S. boys’ team which consists of eight top lifters in the nation, ages 17 & under. Cummings and his older brother Omar competed at the National Junior Championships back in February. At that competition CJ, at a weight of 122 lbs., qualified for the team with a final

clean and jerk of 258 lbs. Omar, at a weight of 149 lbs., made a clean and jerk of 265 lbs. Omar has secured an alternate spot on the international team. Coach Ray Jones has been selected as the Youth World Team head coach. CJ Cummings, when asked how he felt about representing the U.S. in another country, replied, “I’m exciting! I get to meet people from across the U.S. and other countries. I also get visit another country.” They left on April 3.

stacking team competes in nationals

Five stackers from Lady’s Island Stacking competed at the US Nationals Sport stacking Championships in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 23-24. The relay team of Elijah Fess, Connor Fraser, Eli Smith, and Molly Smith placed second out of 25 teams in their age group. In individual competition, Elijah and Eli each had one and Connor had two top ten finishes. Molly had one second, one third, and one fourth and set two new state records in the girls’ 9-10 division. Molly and Eli placed third in doubles and Eli and his dad placed third in child/parent doubles and set a new state record. Anna Smith had one second and two thirds in the girls’ 14-18 division. She had the second fastest girls’ 3-6-3 of the day as well as placing in the top five overall in the 3-3-3 and cycle. She was the third fastest girl in the tournament. Anna, Eli, and Molly along with their coach Harry Smith will be competing as part of Team USA at the World Championships in Orlando, Florida, this weekend.

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school news

A focus on students, teachers and educational events in northern Beaufort County school notes BEAUFORT ACADEMY • Saturday, April 6: The Junior Class Community Yard Sale, 7am in the gym. All are welcome, please come and shop! • Monday, April 8: Classes resume. • Monday, April 8 through Friday, April 19: Soccer & Soap Drive. The Spanish I classes are collecting soccer equipment and personal hygiene items which will be donated to residents at migrant camps. • Reminder: Registration for SAT Prep classes is due April 12. These classes, which begin on April 20, are open to the community. More details can be found at www. or by calling Mary Trask at 843-524-3393. • Save the Date: Thursday, April 11: PreK Author Night. e.c. montessori • Save the Date: Spring Fling and 40th Birthday Celebration: Sat., April 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be bounce houses, a petting zoo, games and food. holy trinity classical christian • Tuesday, April 9, 11 a.m.: Members of The Parris Island Marine Corps Band perform for students at Holy Trinity.

Week-long camps on the USC-Columbia campus with adventures in areas such as aviation, robotics, forensic science, graphic design, computer gaming, law and more!!! Have your child stop by the Guidance office to pick up a flyer or visit adventures for more information.

Beaufort Academy first graders spent time with their Kindergarten Reading Buddies. Pictured: First grader Brock Bettle reads to Gus Twenge (left) and John Brimm. lady’s island middle • On Friday, April 12, Lady’s Island Middle School will celebrate military children and families by participating in a national event called “Purple Up! For Military Kids.” On this day, all LIMS students are encouraged to wear purple shirts with uniform bottoms in support of our military students to thank them for their strength and sacrifices for our country. • There are flyers available in the guidance office for the Carolina Master Scholar Adventure Series academic summer camp opportunities for rising 6th-12th grades.

school district The Beaufort County Board of Education today unanimously approved a five-year contract with Jeffrey Moss, the man it selected to lead the district. Moss, currently superintendent of the 9,850-student Lee County Schools in Sanford, N.C., is scheduled to begin work on July 1. Board Chairman Bill Evans said that Moss will make periodic trips to the district over the next few months to begin familiarizing himself with his new position and to provide input as the Board develops the district’s FY 2013-14 budget. “The board believes that Dr. Moss is an excellent choice, and we’re looking forward to working with him,” Evans said. “He has a track record of success in his two previous superintendent’s positions, and during our research we heard again and again about his ability to manage staff and resources so that students have the best possible chance of

success.” Ray and Associates, an Iowa-based firm hired by the board to coordinate the national search, received 122 applications from candidates in 42 states. The consultants brought 11 candidates to the board, which interviewed seven before announcing three finalists. Moss will have a base salary of $220,000. st. peter’s catholic • April 6: Affordable Pet Vaccination Clinic: Dr. Paul Barras will be offering a vaccination clinic located in our school library, 9-11 a.m. technical college of the lowcountry • The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation is accepting scholarship applications through noon Tuesday, April 16 for the 2013 summer semester. Classes begin May 20. For more information on how to apply, visit or visit the TCL Foundation office, Building 12 on the Beaufort Campus. Contact 843-525-8294 or for details.

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honor rolls riverview The Director’s List (All As) 6th Grade Annalee Chiaviello Adriana Heath Kidron Martin Gabriella Morales Sam Stewart Max Trask 7th Grade Mia DeBardelaben May Harrelson

Luke McGuire Sarah McMullen Allison Suber 8th Grade Ashton Giammona Trissy Long Honor Roll (All As & Bs) 6th Grade Connor Brown Amanda Davenport Carmen Cruz- Woodley Mitchell Dixon

beaufort academy 2012-2013 Second Trimester Academic Honors Headmaster’s List (all A’s) • 5th grade: John Dastous, Cal Harvey, Emily Ann Hiers • 6th grade: Campbell Dukes, David Mathai • 7th grade: Sarah Blocker, Kate Gray, John Manos, Alexander Mazzeo, Sarah Suber • 8th grade: Hope Gray, Amanda Kahn, William Lindsay, Skyler Nuelle, Katie Smith

Victoria Ganshow Brittany Gates Victoria Hernandez Josephine Quade Alexis Russell Whitney Salters 7th Grade Eliza Akers Lucy Bruns Troy Davenport Gina Dukes Kendall Duncan

• 9th grade: Mary Margaret Achurch, Jake Bhoi, Sarah Sheppard, Rosie Stewart • 10th grade: Mike Bhoi, Brynna Ferry, Casey Kahn, Xavia Lemott, John Mathai • 11th grade: Rebecca Strawn • 12th grade: Megan DeBardelaben Honor Roll (all A’s & B’s) • 5th grade: Lauren Bartlett, Ashton Bell, Dawson Coleman, Thomas Holladay, Amelia Huebel, Nathaniel Keenan, Emma Melville, Daniel Owen, Brian Rhatigan,

Jefferson Gibson Tommy Holloway Chris Hoogenboom Austin Jimenez Malia Kaneshige Harrison Lane Anna Miller Keaton Mykleby Olivia Ward 8th Grade Zoe Becker Carsyn Bostwick

Josephine Trask, William Tumlin, Alana Wegner, Cady Wilson. • 6th grade: Margaret Aimar, Piper Beasley, Joshua Boyd, Hailey Brancho, Nicky Cenci, Quinn Fleming, Herbert Gray, Gracie Guest, Hunter Harley, Emma Hincher, Lawrence Lindsay, Caroline Moss, Miciah Pendarvis, Mitchell Russell, Joe Stowe, Cole Taylor. • 7th grade: Joe Bhoi, Abby Dalton, Rahzel Lemott, Drew Luckey, Emily Potter, Kathleen Simkins, Peter Trask, Jennings Tumlin, Will Warren.

Maya Bostwick Robin Bridgers Jessica Elkins Taylor Gates Alex Long Gloria McCreary Honorable Mention (All As, Bs & 1 C) 6th Grade Wes Cunningham Cameron Dodge Reed Reichel

• 8th grade: Preston Coleman, Mary Keane, Gavin Palmer, Ashley Taylor, Stewart Trask. • 9th grade: Cali Blocker, Maya Dixon, Anna Dyer, Kirsten Floyd, Jock Joyce, Alec Melville, Ting O’Regan, Frances Stowe. • 10th grade: Bridget Baggerly, Michael Bass, McKenzie Blake, Gil Dyer, Emma Everidge, Ashton Guest, Ben Hetherington, Jason Hincher, Drummond Koppernaes, Nicky Macuch, Jackson Miller, Jack Olsson, Brooke O’Neill, Reyn

Patrick Tucker Savannah Walton 7th Grade Maria Baruffi Crosson Derrick Merritt Kerney 8th Grade Markayla Howard Kennedy Lopez Kitty Strawn Tommy Taylor Austin VanHorn Robinson, George Sanford, Natalie Simkins, Tucker Trask, Taylor Vincent, Xavier Westergaard. • 11th grade: Caroline Avera, Carli Cline, Jack Dailey, Brandon Massalon, Patrick Mazzeo, Jeffrey Miller, Megan Potter, Courtney Smith, Miranda Weslake • 12th grade: Mary Catherine Carmody, Tommy Fang, Lawton Harper, Charles Humphries, Emily Hutchins, Hope Keane, Briley Langehans, Laura Roddey, Grace Stewart.

deans list and other honors coker college Amber Shannon of Beaufort has been named to the Fall 2012 Dean’s List at Coker College for earning a 3.75 or higher grade point average (on a 4.0 scale). emory college Sarah Parks of Beaufort was named to the Dean’s List of Emory College, the undergraduate, liberal arts college of Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., for the 2012 fall semester. greensboro college Sydney Boggs of Beaufort was named to Greensboro College’s Dean’s List for the Fall 14

2012 academic semester. kent school Anabelle Nuelle of Beaufort, a student in the 11th grade at Kent School in Kent, Connecticut, was named to the honor roll for the winter term of 2012-2013. limestone college During its December commencement exercises, Limestone College awarded degrees to over 450 graduates. Local students who received their degrees from Limestone include: • Sonya Clemon of Beaufort received a Bachelor of Science degree in Bachelor of

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Social Work • Theresa Fripp of Beaufort received a Associate of Science degree in Business Administration • Verdell Fulton of Beaufort received a Associate of Science degree in Business Administration • Cherokista Jackson of Beaufort received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Management as well as a Bachelor of Science in Accounting miami university Drew Kristen Lestrud of Beaufort was named to the Miami University dean’s list. Miami University students who ranked in the top

20 percent of undergraduate students within each division for first semester 2012-2013 have been named to the dean’s list recognizing academic performance. savannah college of art and design Local residents have been named to the Dean’s List at the Savannah College of Art and Design for fall quarter 2012. Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the Dean’s List. Local residents include: • Thomas Jackson of Beaufort • Waymond Singleton of Beaufort

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Holy Trinity students studied the artistic medium of sculpture. After shaping faces with modeling clay, students painted their unique creations. No two faces were the same. Pictured here with their unique sculptures, left to right, are: Maley Baisch, Rostan Baisch, Amara Phillips, Reagan Wyatt and Corabet Miller.

Third grader Samuel Siler recently graduated from the The Young Marines Boot Camp program. The Young Marines is a youth education and service program for boys and girls that promotes the mental, moral, and physical development of its members.

After reading the book “Roxaboxen”, Holy Trinity kindergartners participated in an outdoor activity where they made their own town out of sticks and stones. This story is about a small group of children in a desert town. They live across the street from an empty field, littered with cactus and dried flowers and stones. They call this place Roxaboxen, and imagine it is a real town.

As part of a year-long project in conjunction with the Department of Natural Resources, the Beaufort Academy eighth grade physical science class took a field trip to test for pH, salinity, dissolved oxygen, temperature and turbidity. Pictured above is William Lindsay, Jackson Warren, Avery May and Mary Keane.

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TCL gets $50,000 grant to fund simulation manikin The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation Inc. has been awarded a $50,000 Community Investment Grant from the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry to support the purchase of a high fidelity simulator for health sciences programs. TCL Area Commission Chair Gen. Arthur E. Brown Jr., Foundation Vice Chair Sarah Reed, and Nursing Instructor Stephanie Lawson attended the recent awards ceremony. “We are so grateful for this generous support from the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry,” TCL Foundation Executive Director Louise Mathews said. “These funds will directly benefit our students and enhance their learning experience while at TCL.” The high-fidelity simulator can be programmed to simulate cardiac and pulmonary incidents, disease symptoms, and even patient responses to pain. “‘Sim-Man’ can mimic many situations that nurses and other health care professionals will encounter in the workplace,” dean of health sciences Marge Sapp said. “This simulator can do and say just about anything a human body can.” Because of these life-like simulations, the Sim-Man will help students learn using real-life scenarios.

in raising funds for new health sciences equipment, but funds are still needed to complete the purchase the Sim-Man that costs about $85,000. Through the CODE TCL campaign, the TCL Foundation seeks to raise $400,000 over four years for health sciences equipment, Mathews said. “New technologies evolve each year and in order for our graduates to receive the relevant educational experience necessary for today’s healthcare facilities, TCL must remain on the cutting-edge,” Mathews said. TCL has graduated about 500 health care professionals in nursing, radiological technology, surgical technology, physical therapist assistant and massage therapy programs in the last five years. “Our graduates touch the lives of Lowcountry residents every day by providing the quality health care that our region desires and expects,” President Dr. Tom Leitzel said. “TCL is a major economic driver in our healthcare community – we provide the workforce (A PG rated, tame, and boring love our story) needed to sustain communities’ TCL Nursing Instructor Stephanie Lawson (left) and TCL Foundation Vice Chair healthcare.” Sarah Reed accept a $50,000 check from the Community Foundation of Lowcountry. A complete listing of equipment “The Sim-Man will give students critical in preparing our students to enter needs and naming opportunities are valuable hands-on practice in a into clinical practice with our health care available. For more information, please laboratory setting,” director of nursing partners across the Lowcountry.” contact Mathews at 843-470-5962 or Sharon Beasley said. “This experience is The grant is an important first step visit

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Marge and I met on a blind date in Roanoke, Virginia. She was a secretary the city, and I was a sophomore at VA Tech, a military college then. We g Do you want to earn your GED? engaged at the ring dance in the Spring of 1952 and were married on Jun 1953. That weekend I graduated from college, and became a Second Lieut ant in the US Army. We had no car. Margie’s cousin very graciously offered Enroll in the GED Camp at new Buick to us on our wedding day. That morning my best man and I dr First Presbyterian Church his new car downtown to pick up the wedding ring at the jewelers. When 1201 North St., Beaufort, SC reached the jewelers, I asked#my best man to circle the block while I went He stayed away for a long time and finally came walk up the sidewalk. He Testing: April 1st –5th (9am—2pm) me he wrecked the car and it had to be towed. Not the best start to our w GED Camp: April 8th –26th ding day! We had no money for a honeymoon.. However, after five mont GED Test Date: April 27th training at Fort Bliss, Texas, I was assigned to the Fifth Infantry Division Test Location: 2900 Mink Point Blvd. Beaufort, SC outside Munich. That year and a half in Germany was our honeymoon. Th first of our five sons was born in the 2nd Army Field Hospital.

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IF YOU GO What: Pre-Launch Book Signing of “Never Forsaken” Where: Beautique Lash & Brow, 2201 Boundary Street, Suite 203, Beaufort (located in Carolina Cove behind Enmark) Contact: What else: Open to the public on a walk-in, at will, with light refreshments and drinks. Purchase of signed copies available ($14.99)

seriously considered it. “I didn’t even know it was going to be a book,” she said. “I was doing it for therapeutic reasons.” About halfway through journaling, however, Smith said she realized her story could help others. She said she saw the book take shape and decided to publish the finished product. “It was for more than just myself,” she said. “I realized I was being used for God’s purpose.” At the end of each chapter, Smith included a writing prompt and a few blank pages for readers to do their own journaling. “My journal became a vehicle of release,” she said. “I hope this will help women — and men — face and overcome obstacles.” In many ways, the book is intended for a

purpose similar to her beauty boutique: to help uplift self-esteem and give people the tools to think better of themselves. “I wrote it so people realize they can change,” she said. A portion of the book details an abusive relationship she was in which caused her to fear for her life. “I woke up every day thinking ‘This is the day I’m going to die,’  ” she said. Smith ended up taking her two children — now ages 15 and 9 — and fleeing the relationship in 2007. For a short time, they were homeless. The experience has caused her to want to reach out to other women, some of whom are clients with various trials. “I have laughed, cried, embraced, and prayed with many of my clients, some of whom have become close friends, ranging in age from their mid-20s to late 60s,” her book says. “Hurt and pain know no age, and sorrow has no boundaries. Abuse and neglect are colorblind, yet as women, we are beautifully and intricately a gender created in God, by God and for God.” For the future, she wants to turn her lash and brow business into a franchise, aimed at helping struggling single moms to start their own business. It could empower them, Smith said, and will help her continue her ministry through God. She also wants to start motivational speaking and has even started writing a sequel. She plans to call it “Forever Forgiven.” It will focus on how her acceptance of Jesus helped her to eventually forgive the people who hurt her. While the first book explained the events in her life, she said she wants the next to explain the forgiveness process. “If you can get to the place ... to know it was all to make you stronger. It was to enable you to help others,” she said. “It doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a process. It takes time.” “Never Forsaken” can be purchased for $14.99 online at Smith will hold a book signing Monday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Beautique Lash & Brow, at 2201 Boundary St., Suite 203 in Carolina Cove (located in the white building behind the Enmark gas station). More information and preorders are available on the website.

ocal entrepreneur Takiya Smith knows her calling in life is to bring inner beauty out of others. Her confidence in her purpose, however, results from plenty of struggle. A series of abuse and neglect ironically caused Smith to believe throughout her teens and 20s that she was ugly and incapable of success. At age 36, she currently runs Beautique Lash & Brow of Beaufort, where she gives customers long, luscious, semi-permanent eyelashes, does eyebrow shaping using a method called “threading” and generally helps people feel more beautiful. Smith smiles often, laughs quickly and has the knack for conversation that allows those she meets to immediately feel like a friend. She is bursting with ambition and gives one the true sense of an “on-the-go” person. Her warmth and bubbly demeanor don’t show a trace of her greyer days but Smith has chosen to detail the harder times in her life in a recently published book, titled “Never Forsaken,” The book, which was adapted from her personal journals, chronicles how sexual abuse from her stepfather when she was a pre-teen and teen led her into abusive relationships later in life. For a long time, Smith said, she was in “downward spiral” with little hope of recovery. “I wouldn’t say I was a bad person but I would say I was an angry, hurt person,” she said. She began writing the journals in January 2009 after a bishop at a friend’s church pulled her up to the altar and spoke of her past — things Smith said she’d never told anyone but God. “Bishop Frank spoke of how God had delivered me and kept me from my enemies and said that the trials of my past were all for God’s plan for my life in Christ,” her book says. He told her to start writing in a journal to begin fulfilling her purpose. Though many people before the Bishop suggested that she write a book, she never

Takiya La’Shaune’s story is one many readers can relate to, especially women who’ve struggled with their personal histories and the choices they’ve made as a result of those early lessons. Her memoir offers positive affirmation of the beauty and strength each of us possess, and a testament to faith that makes clear that even the most difficult journey need never be taken alone. Melinda Copp, freelance writer and founding editor of “The Writer’s Sherpa Blog”

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Older is a good thing By Celia Strong

Finally! Yes, with all the old age jokes that some of us live with, older can be better. For people, it means we could be smarter and better looking. For wine, it means new, and better in their own way, flavors and textures. Of course, some of us almost never have the time or the inclination to age our wines. And, even if we did at one point in our lives, as we get older it gets less likely that we want to buy wines that we have to age. Who knows if they’ll be ready to drink before we can get to them. And, then some doctor puts us on a prescription that doesn’t work with alcohol. Ugh! So, even though some aged wines may be better, we are not always able to go down that road. But, we are now started on a road, talking about aging wines. When you think about it, wine is one of the only consumable products that can get better with age. (Well, some wines.) The ability of any one wine to age is based on a lot of factors — grape variety, vintage, how the wine was made (viniculture) and the style of the wine. And, once the winery has done its part, how the wine is stored. And, yes, storage conditions can be cumbersome and expensive. Plus, there’s the fact that you buy the wines and don’t get to enjoy them until they’re the right age. The understanding of the potential of wines to age goes back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. In Greece, they had what were called “straw wines” that could age because of their high sugar content. In Rome, two of the most sought after wines were Falernian and Surrentine, because of their ability to age for decades. The Greek physician Galen wrote that the taste of aged wine was desirable and it could be achieved by heating or smoking wines. To his credit, he also said that naturally aged, really older wines, were better than the “man made” aged wines. After the fall of the Roman Empire, aged wines and any desire for them was almost nonexistent. At that time, most of the wines produced in Europe were light bodied, pale colored and low in alcohol. Aging most of them longer than a couple of months resulted in vinegar. Yum! Over time, Europeans learned to enjoy heavier, fuller bodied and fortified wines, many of which could be aged. Large cellars of aging wines became popular, if you could afford it. Jancis Robinson, a Master of Wine and widely published wine writer, says that, today, only about 10 percent of red wines and 5 percent of white wines actually taste any better with age. She also says that only about the top 1 percent of all wines made are age worthy. Of course, part of this becomes a personal choice, depending on the style of wine you prefer. Generally, wines with a low pH, like Pinot Noir and Sangiovese, have greater aging capability. Red wines, with high levels of flavor compounds (phenolics that include tannins), are more likely to age successfully. Grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Nebbiolo and Syrah have more of these phenols; phenols come from the

Celia Strong works at Bill’s Liquor & Fine Wines on Lady’s Island.

skins of the grapes. White wines, with high levels of acidity, age better. Since white wines are made without skin contact they have almost no phenols so the acidity levels matter more with these wines. (Barrel fermenting or aging of white wines can give them some phenols from the wood, just not enough to change their aging potential.) The hard part of all this is learning what “they” mean by more phenols and more acidity. No matter what grape a wine is made from, there is just no set rule on how long that grape will age. One Merlot can age two years, another might go 10 years. One Riesling, again, might last two years, another might age 30 years. And all we’re talking about here is grape variety, vintage, viniculture and style. Going into proper storage conditions for aging wines at home is probably too much to get into right now. So, just a bit more about what happens to a wine as it ages. The tannins in a red wine, which can be very harsh and coarse feeling in our mouth with a young wine, become smoother and softer feeling. The acidity of a white, although the actual amount of acidity stays the same, also softens, as a texture, as its wine ages. The aromas and flavors of aging wines also develop. They become more complex, more interwoven with each other, and can also multiply from five or six in a young wine to dozens in older wines. Yes, aging can be a good thing! And now, it’s wine time. Cosentino Winery was built

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We have the opportunity to try some wines duly aged at the Cosentino Winery in Napa. The Cosentino Poet is a blend of 80 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 12 percent Cabernet Franc and 8 percent Merlot. It is rich with dark fruit flavors; a 2006 vintage. The Cosentino Novelist is a white blend made with 77 percent Sauvignon Blanc and 23 percent Semillon. The vintage is 2008. in 1990. Actually, Mitch Cosentino started making wine in Modesto, in 1980. But, 10 years later, he moved to Napa because he dreamed of being a great Napa winemaker. He has great skills and knowledge of his grapes and soils where they grow. And a great palate. He is able to make wines that not only taste good when they are released, but that also have good aging potential. (A treat in the Cosentino tasting room is to taste multiple vintages of one wine. A treat and an education.) This week we get to try slightly aged wines, a red and a white. The Cosentino Poet is a blend of 80 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 12 percent Cabernet Franc and 8 percent Merlot. It is rich with dark fruit flavors (dark plums, blackberries, bing cherries, pomegranate), cedar, spices and toasty oak. And the tannins? Smooth, integrated into and all around the flavors, so they are part of the wine, not a separate texture just hanging around waiting for something to do. And all this is in the 2006 vintage. And, for a reduced price of $19.97. (Normally this wine is about twice that much.) The Cosentino Novelist is a white blend. Seventy-seven percent Sauvignon Blanc and 23 percent Semillon. Both of these varieties have good acidity levels. Lemon blossoms, honeydew melon and a lovely creaminess mark this wine. Some hints of baking spices (cinnamon, clove, nutmeg) and lemon zest pop too. The vintage is 2008. And, again, at a reduced price, $12.97. So, now we have the opportunity to try some wines, duly aged at the winery. They are both very special, and, maybe, may start some of us on a new course of wine drinking. Just like each of us has the same personality we did when we were children, just more developed and well rounded now that we’re older, these two wines are more than they were. Older can be better — for us and for our wines. Enjoy.

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By Pamela Brownstein

The Lunch Bunch was ready to feel the heat at one of Beaufort’s newest restaurants, So Hot Mongolian Grill. Located in Beaufort Town Center in the former home of The Pizza Inn, the Mongolian Grill held its grand opening in mid-March and we were all curious to see what it has to offer. The high ceilings and clean lines create an inviting atmosphere, and last Friday there were many other lunch patrons nestled in the leather-backed booths or sitting in groups at big tables. The Lunch Bunch had a big group since we were accompanied by April and her teenage daughter and her friends, so we were fortunate to have a table in the At So Hot Mongolian Grill, diners choose the kind of meat and vegetables and sauce semi-private room in the back. they want in their stir fry, along with their choice of rice or noodles. Here are some We ordered the appetizer sampler delectable examples of custom dishes from The Lunch Bunch. with familiar sides such as spring rolls, take your bowl to the chefs working at between the sauces, they all sounded crab rangoon and fried pot stickers. I had never been to a Mongolian the big hibachi/stir fry grill and select so good. With options that range from eatery before, so the process was new to your choice of either Thai or Lo Mein coconut curry to teriyaki, and from mild me. Here’s how it works: You are given noodles or white, brown or fried rice. to very spicy, I opted for the ginger soy. I liked having control over my two bowls at your table. You take your You return to your seat and when your plate is cooked, the waiter brings it to ingredients and immensely enjoyed my bowls up to the food bar and fill one with your table. freshly cooked meal. salad and salad fixins. You fill the other I filled my bowl with chicken and So Hot Mongolian Grill is in Beaufort bowl with your choice of raw meats — beef for my meats then broccoli, Town Center, 2121 Boundary Street, beef, chicken, shrimp, crab, sausage an mushrooms, carrots and water crescents Suite 103. Call 843-525-8523. The scallops — and pick from a large array of raw vegetables and sauces. Then you for my vegetables. It was hard to choose restaurant is open for lunch at 11 a.m.

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dining guide

A listing of local restaurants in northern Beaufort County:Your resource for where to eat ALVIN ORD’S: 1514 Ribaut Road, Port Royal; 843-524-8222; L.D.

AMATA THAI FUSION: 2127 Boundary Street, Beaufort Town Center; 843-379-9197; Thai, Asain cuisine; L.D.



PAPAYA THAI AND SUSHI: 1001 Boundary St., Beaufort; 379-9099; L.D.

PIACE PIZZA: 5-B Market, Habersham, Beaufort; 379-3287; L.D.


PLUMS: 904 1/2 Bay St., Beaufort; 5251946; Sandwiches, seafood, live music;L.D.


Q ON BAY: 822 Bay St., Beaufort; 524-7771; Barbecue, Southern cooking;L.D.

Road, Beaufort; 379-9222; Greek; L.D. Port Royal,; 525-9824; L.D.

RED ROOSTER CAFE: 1210 Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 379-2253; B.L.D.

BARBARA JEANS RESTAURANT & BAR: 47 Ferry Road, Lady’s Island; 524-


2400; Home-style Southern; B.L.D.

Beaufort Town Center, Boundary Street; 843-379-7676 Irish-American cuisine; L.D.

BELLA LUNA: 859 Sea Island Parkway,

St. Helena Island; 838-3188; Italian; B.L.D.



14 Savannah Highway, Shell Point Plaza, Beaufort; 379-3479; L.D.

9 Market, Habersham Marketplace; Mexican; 644-1925; L.D.

BIG JOE’S BAR-B-Q: 760 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort; 770-0711; L.D.


Scott St., Beaufort; 524-4330; B.L.

SAKE HOUSE: 274 Robert Smalls After closing for most of the winter, The Original Steamer on Lady’s Island is back in action so diners can once again enjoy fresh local seafood in a friendly atmosphere. The Original Steamer is located at 168 Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island. For more information, call 843-522-0210.


1760 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island; 838-0821; D.

BREAKWATER RESTAURANT & BAR: 203 Carteret St., Beaufort; 379-0052;

Upscale dining, tapas; D.


Boundary St., Beaufort; 379-5232; Salads, sandwiches, appetizers, sports bar; L.D.


FUMIKO SUSHI: 14 Savannah Highway, Beaufort; 524-0918; L.D. GILLIGANS: 2601 Boundary St.,

Beaufort; 838-9300; Seafood, steaks; L.D.

Beaufort; 524-0240; Authentic Italian; L.D.

1900; B.L.



CAROLINA WINGS & RIB HOUSE: 1714 Ribaut Road, Port Royal;



Waveland Ave., Cat Island; 524-4653; Steaks, seafood, pasta, burgers, more; L.D.

CITY JAVA & NEWS: 301 Carteret St.,

Beaufort; 379-JAVA (5282); Sandwiches, soups, muffins, desserts, coffee drinks,; B. L.


Parkway, Beaufort; 521-1900; L.

HAROLD’S COUNTRY CLUB BAR & GRILL: Highway 17-A & Highway 21, Yemassee; 589-4360; Steaks, wings; L.D.

HEMINGWAY’S BISTRO: 920 Bay St., Beaufort; 521-4480; bar & grill; L.D.

Gateway, Port Roya; 843-379-1500; L.D.

FOOLISH FROG: 846 Sea Island

Parkway, St. Helena Island; 838-9300; L.D.


2001 Boundary St., Beaufort; 379-9601; Buffet-style Southern cooking; B.L.D.


Parkway, Hamilton Village, Lady’s Island; 524-2662; Japanese steak house; L.D. 24

Congress Street, Beaufort; 524-1961; B.L.

MARILYN’S LUNCH AT SOUTHERN SWEETS: 917 Bay St., Beaufort; 379-0798; Sandwiches, soups; L.


MIKKI’S: 1638 Paris Ave., Port Royal; 379-

Helena Island; 838-2330; L.

JADE GARDEN: 2317 Boundary St.,

FAT PATTIES: 831 Parris Island



Smalls Parkway, Beaufort; 521-9011; L.D.

THE DOG HOUSE: 381 Sea Island

Republic St., Beaufort; 522.1866; D.

MAGGIE’S PUB & EATERY: 17 Market, Habersham; 379-1719; L.D.

MARKETPLACE NEWS: 917 Bay St., Beaufort; 470-0188; Sandwich cafe; B.L.

Boundary Street, Suite 100, Beaufort; 843379-3811; L.D.


910 Bay St., Beaufort; 521-1888; L.D.

HOUSE OF TOKYO: 330 Robert

Island Parkway, Lady’s Island, Beaufort; 5247433; Seafood; D.

Parkway, Lady’s Island Beaufort; 770-0013; L.

Beaufort; 521-4882; Mexican; L.D.

GRIFFIN MARKET: 403 Carteret St.,

Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 379-2122; L.

CAROLINE’S DELI: 102 Lady’s Island Shopping Center, Lady’s Island; 843-5251520; L.

LA NOPALERA: 1220 Ribaut Road, LOWCOUNTRY PRODUCE & CAFE: 302 Carteret St.; Beaufort; 322-

Healthy home-cooked meals delivered to your door weekly; D.

379-5959; Wings, ribs, sports bar; L.D.

Island; 522-9700; L.D.

Beaufort; 522-8883; Chinese and Japanese cuisine; L.D.

JIMMY JOHN’S: 2015 Boundary St.,

Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 524-8766; L.D.

4322; All-American Cuisine; B. L.D.

MIZU: 1370 S. Ribaut Road, Port Royal;

524-6498; Japanese steakhouse, sushi; L.D.


St., Port Royal; 522-1222; L.D.



NIPPY’S: 310 West St., Beaufort; Seafood, burgers; 379-8555; L.D.

KOOKY MOOKY’S: 101 Scott St.,

Beaufort; 521-4445; L.D.


Road, Lady’s Island, 524-4001; Mexican; L.D.


Paris Ave., Port Royal; 843-524-1995; L.D.

PALM & MOON BAGEL: 221 Scott St., Beaufort; 379-9300; B.L.

Island Parkway, Lady’s Island; 524-3122; L.

LADY’S ISLAND COUNTRY CLUB: 139 Francis Marion Circle, Lady’s

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SALTUS RIVER GRILL: 802 Bay St., Beaufort; 379-3474; Seafood, upscale; L.D. SAND DOLLAR TAVERN: 1634 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island; 838-3151; L.D. SGT. WHITE’S: 1908 Boundary St.;

Beaufort; 522-2029; Southern cooking; L.D.

SHOOFLY KITCHEN: 1209 Boundary St., Beaufort; 379-9061; B.L.

SHRIMP SHACK: 1929 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island; 838-2962; L. SMOKIN’ PLANKS BBQ: 914 Paris Ave., Port Royal; 843-522-0322; L.D. SOUTHERN GRACES BISTRO:

809 Port Republic St., at The Beaufort Inn, Beaufort; 379-0555; L.D.

STEAMER: 168 Sea Island Parkway; Lady’s Island; 522-0210; L.D.

SUSHI SAKANA: 860 Parris Island Gateway, Port Royal; 379-5300; L.D. SUWAN THAI: Paris Ave., Port Royal; 379-8383; Thai cuisine; L.D.

SUZARA’S KITCHEN: Newcastle Square, Beaufort; 379-2160; B, L.

SWEETGRASS: 100 Marine Drive, Dataw Island; 838-2151; L.D.

UPPER CRUST: 97 Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island; 521-1999; L.D.

Beaufort Town Center; 379-3009; Sub sandwiches; L.D.

2141 Sea Island Parkway, Harbor Island; 838-4166; L.D.

Parkway; Beaufort; 379-5888; Japanese; L.D.

PANINI’S CAFE: 926 Bay St., Beaufort; 379-0300; Italian, wood-fired pizzas; L.D.

WREN: 210 Carteret St., Beaufort; 5249463; Local seafood, steaks, pasta; L.D. YES! THAI INDEED: 1911 Boundary St., Beaufort; 986-1185; L.D.

A GUIDE TO DINING • All area codes are 843 • B = Breakfast • L = Lunch • D = Dinner • To feature your restaurant in the SPOTLIGHT, email


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

Spring cleaning your dog can live with A layer of electric green pollen on every surface is the Lowcountry signal that Spring cleaning is about to begin. Time to open the windows and get out all those aerosol sprays, wet-jets, polishes and disinfectants and do the house up proud before clamping ourselves into the A/C for summertime. Know, however, the chemicals found in conventional cleaners can be more dangerous than the dirt they’re intended to clean. In 2008, the Washington, D.C., based Environmental Working Group conducted a study to determine the effects of cleaning solutions on our pets, and found high levels of toxic chemicals from household cleaners in dogs and cats. For dogs, blood and urine samples were contaminated with 35 chemicals, including 11 carcinogens, 31 chemicals toxic to the reproductive system, and 24 neurotoxins. Obviously the cleaners, waxes, and stain barriers we use on our floors and carpets are critical – dogs spend a lot of time lying, sitting, and walking “barefoot” on these areas, and guaranteed will find something to lick off the floor or off their paws. Products that claim to be safe may not be. Descriptions like “natural”, “ecofriendly, “non-toxic,” or, frighteningly, even “organic” don’t ensure a product is safe. Remember what’s printed on the package has little to do with what’s IN the package. Toxic products can be marketed as “pure,” “gentle,” “hypoallergenic” and “organic” due to labeling loopholes.


Facts, observations and musings about Our Best Friends

BowWOW! Is a production of Tracie Korol and wholeDog. She is a canine behavior coach, Reiki practitioner, a canine massage therapist (CMT), herbalist and canine homeopath. Want more information? Have a question? Send a note to Tracie at or visit

A study found high levels of toxic chemicals from household cleaners in dogs and cats. When we, and our pets, inhale or ingest toxins from cleaners, the poisons go directly into the bloodstream and then to the internal organs. Cancer is the #1 killer of our canine companions in the U.S. and Canada today. Weakened immune systems can open the door to cancer. Toxins weaken immune systems. Conventional products can contain toxic ingredients with unknown long-term side effects that you may want to avoid such as phthalates, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), phosphates, petrochemicals, petroleum-based by-products, and chlorine bleach. It appears those chemical cleaners are not such a good idea, after all. The good news is that using non-toxic cleaners is easy, they can clean as well as the commercial products, they won’t hurt your Best Friend, and they cost much less. With a little preparation (half an hour at the grocery store and half an hour of mixing your own cleaners), you can have

a sparkling house, make your home safe for you, your children and your pets; and you’ll save money doing it. Ingredients to consider: white vinegar, lemon juice, baking soda, Castile soap, tea tree oil, olive oil, empty plastic spray bottles, jars with tops, reusable dusting cloths, old cloth towels or diapers, spatula or cardboard (useful for scooping up solids), club soda, plastic bristle scrub brush and/or dobie-type of sponge, permanent marker to label each container. Recipes and green cleaning suggestions abound online.

But before you start moving the furniture and vacuuming like my mother, consider how your dog will react to the abrupt changes in the house, the increased activity level and certainly, the different smells. Dogs and Dust: Dogs that have respiratory issues or are sensitive to dust and airborne allergens — especially shortnosed breeds like bulldogs and pugs — should visit with a pup friend until the dust settles (literally). Who’s underfoot? Some dogs can’t resist the urge to help you do your chores — especially when you’re scrubbing their precious treasures. For safety, make sure your pet is not nearby while you’re cleaning, particularly when you’re slinging the vacuum or spraying your vinegar solution. Keep your dog calm. If your pet equates any disruption in the house with his world coming to an end, it’s best to send him on a play date until you’re finished with your spring-cleaning. Reward yourself for creating an immaculate space by treating your Best Friend to a new fashion collar or toy you can play with together.

PET OF THE WEEK Meet Chris. Chris was born in January 2011. He enjoys napping in the sun and would prefer a quiet home with other cats. Chris is neutered, microchipped and current on her vaccinations. You can meet Chris Monday through Saturday at the Palmetto Animal League Adoption Center in Riverwalk Business Park. For more information please call 843-645-1725 or visit our website at

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Service to honor patients of Friends of Caroline Hospice The annual Friends of Caroline Hospice Memorial Service will be held at The Union Church at 1104 11th Street in Port Royal at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 11. The service’s purpose is to remember those patients who passed away last year and to honor the families who loved them. A light lunch will be served following the service. The public is invited to attend. RSVP to 843-525-6257.

Friends of Caroline Hospice is non-profit organization and United Way agency dedicated to providing home care and volunteer services that offer hope, encouragement and care to those who live with a life threatening illness, as well as support for their families, friends and for the community. For more information, please visit www.friendsofcarolinehospice. com.


Otis Armstrong

Otis Frank Armstrong, 59, husband of Donna Killingsworth Armstrong, of Beaufort, SC, died Saturday, March 23, 2013 in the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. The family received friends from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in Grays Hill Baptist Church with the Funeral services to begin at 2 p.m. Otis was born on November 12, 1953 in Montgomery, AL. He is the son of Elsie Thornton Williams and the late William “Jack” Armstrong. He was employed by Pender Brothers, Inc for 18 years as a welding supervisor, and also a member of Grays Hill Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher, choir member, and deacon. He is survived by his wife, Donna;

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honor your loved ones The Island News is annoucing the addition of an Obituaries section. OBITUARIES will be printed free of charge. Please email the information to and include the name of the deceased, age, residence at time of death, date of death, name of funeral home and where to send flowers or donations. Limit to 50 words or less. Please note: Do not send attachments. Call Kim at 843-575-0396. DEATH NOTICES are paid items and are billed at 50 cents per word. Photos may be included for an additional $20.

mother, Elsie; son, Paul; daughters, Michell and Miller; brothers, Bill and Kenny; and grandchildren, Emily, Cody, Trey and Harlee. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

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Stay busy and entertained with themed crossword puzzles and Sudoku THEME: FINISH THE LYRICS ACROSS 1. Indian instrument in “Norwegian Wood” 6. Lab eggs 9. *”I want my baby ____” 13. *Mack the _____ 14. Type of test for women 15. Bridal veil fabric 16. Of sour taste 17. Pitcher’s stat 18. Bone-chilling 19. *”I’m the wonderer, yeah, the wonderer, I roam ______” 21. *”Lean on me... I’ll help you _____ __” 23. Hit the slopes 24. *”I read the ____ today oh boy” 25. It makes a guitar louder 28. Small ornamental case 30. *”Hey, I just met you... but here’s my ______” 35. Like beef with little fat 37. Aphrodite’s son 39. Artillery burst 40. Doing nothing 41. Puzzle combining pictures and letters 43. Hula feast 44. Opinions from Barbara, Elisabeth and Joy 46. *”____ no mountain high enough” 47. Danson and Seth MacFarlane’s stuffed animal 48. Like a smell or taste of soil 50. *Now you’re just somebody that I ____ to know” 52. *”I ___ the bad moon rising” 53. 500 sheets 55. Surfer’s turf 57. *”Killing me softly with ___ ____” 61. *”I’m puttin’ on my ___ ___” 64. Bye to Edith Piaf 65. Frigid 67. Impulses 69. Rubber-____ boots 70. And not 71. High-pitched laugh sound 72. Walk, as through mud 73. ___ Goo Dolls 74. Brewer’s staple

DOWN 1. Reggae precursor 2. Ancient Peruvian 3. Bleacher feature 4. Rounded hairdos 5. Chastise 6. Popular newspaper page 7. Variable, abbr. 8. Quickly or rapidly 9. Dutch settler in South Africa 10. Breezy 11. The Muse of history 12. Razor-sharp 15. Sometimes denoted as a “v” 20. Fertilizer ingredient 22. Barley bristle 24. Nb on Mendeleev’s table 25. *”I will survive... I know I’ll stay _____” 26. The press 27. A whiter shade of pale? 29. Carbamide 31. Scotch ingredient 32. *”Lady sings the _____” 33. Some do this with taxes 34. Awaken 36. Former Speaker of the House 38. Phoenix’ team 42. Dictation taker 45. Corpse’s garb 49. Asian capital 51. *”I didn’t shoot no ______” 54. *”I’m sitting here, doing nothing but _____” 56. *”You and me and the devil makes _____” 57. Door fastener 58. “White Wedding” singer 59. Fodder holder 60. Start of something big? 61. Apprentice 62. Turkish honorific 63. Found in a caddie’s pocket 66. Dove’s sound 68. Part of tennis match

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what to do Rescue dogs on parade at Pet and Kids Fair

What: 5th Annual Pet and Kid’s Fair When: Saturday, April 6 from 10 to 2 Where: Boundary Street 1300 Block (in front of Beaufort Dog) Details: Dog Rescues, Craft Booths, Food Vendors, and Inflatables. Free. Parade of Rescues and Doggie Talent Show begin at 10 a.m. The Coast Radio Station will be live. There will also be a Vet Clinic during the 2013 Pet and Kid’s Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For an appointment, call 812-5394 or email

Annual KidFest will feature live burn demo

At noon on Saturday, April 6 the Beaufort County Fire Chief ’s Association in conjunction with the SC State Residential Sprinkler Coalition will be conducting a live burn of two identical rooms to demonstrate the value of residential sprinkler systems as part of KidFest, a free day of fun and games for families. The festival will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will celebrate keeping kids safe for Child Abuse Prevention Month and Month of the Military Child in the Cross Creek Shopping Plaza parking lot at 330 Robert Smalls Parkway. For more information, contact 228-1569.

Friends of Callawassie Island holds yard sale

The Friends of Callawassie Island will hold their 7th Charity Yard Sale on Saturday, April 6 (rain date April 13) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the BeaufortJasper Water and Sewer Authority on S.C. 170 at Snake Road in Okatie. All sorts of quality items will be for sale, all generously donated by residents of Callawassie Island, and all priced to sell! Items include furniture, housewares, sporting goods, electronics, appliances, tools, TVs, luggage, fine china and crystal, lamps/lighting, holiday decorations, art, and so much more. Friends of Callawassie Island (FOCI) will grant all yard sale proceeds to needy and worthy charitable groups and community service organizations in the Lowcountry. For more information, call Cindy Levy, 843-987-3086.

Happy Days for HELP is 50s theme fundraiser

Happy Days for HELP will take place at The Shed in Port Royal, Saturday, April 6, from 6 to 11 p.m. HELP of Beaufort is a nonprofit emergency assistance organization. Tickets are $40 a person or $75 for two and can be purchased at the door or online at Those attending this super fundraiser will enjoy food, liquor, wine, beer, dancing,and silent and live auctions. 94.5 The Coast will broadcast live and Chris Jones and The Blue Notes will get the crowd rocking about 8 p.m. The Sweetgrass Singers will also make an appearance. The Silent Auction, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., will feature 58 items and the live auction will have 7 tempting offerings. A raffle will be held with tickets costing $2 each or 3 for $5. Come and join us! Some Silent Auction Items include:


Chamber of Plaza Stadium Theater Black Commerce has meeting Friday 4/5 - Thursday 4/11 The Host “PG13” Showing DAILY 1:45-4:15-7:05-9:25 Tyler Perry Temptation “PG13” Showing DAILY 1:45-4:15-7:05-9:25 Evil Dead “R” Showing DAILY 2:00-4:00-7:00-9:00 The Croods “PG” 2D Showing DAILY 2:00-4:20-7:00-9:00 GI Joe Retaliation “PG13” 2D Showing DAILY 2:00-9:15 3D Showing DAILY 4:20-7:00 Visit for upcoming movies. 41 Robert Smalls Pkwy, Beaufort (843) 986-5806

A day on the Beaufort River with food and beverages provided by Billy Vincent and Bobby Cooler; Capt. Ledford offers a day of boating, swimming, tubing or fishing; Man Alone Tactical will provide a gift certificate for a SC Concealed Weapons permit; massages; tanning; Ballroom or Latin Dancing; $1000 worth of free advertising and more.

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Help proclaim April as Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month in the Lowcountry at the Parkinson’s Support Group’s next meeting on Thursday, April 4, at 1 p.m. Local officials from Beaufort and Port Royal will attend to officially proclaim April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month. The meeting will be especially meaningful as the featured speaker will be Dr. Paul Mazzeo, board certified neurologist of Coastal Neurology. The support group meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at Shell Point Baptist Church at 871 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, SC 29906. The meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Rose at 843-252-3001 or e-mail

Yacht, sailing club holds annual Jean Ribaut Cup

The Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club is sponsoring the Jean Ribaut Cup/ Beaufort Race weekend sailing regatta starting on Friday, April 5 and running through Monday, April 8. The primary event of the weekend will be the Jean Ribaut Cup on Saturday. Two races are planned for the cup, held in Port Royal Sound, and 20 boats are expected to sail in this event. There will also be PHRF racing held on Friday, Sunday and Monday; and social events at Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Friday and Saturday evenings. For information, please contact Roy Crocker, Event Chairman at 843-838-2453 or by e-mail at

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The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will have its First Friday Networking Event hosted by Hampton Inn Beaufort on Friday, April 5, located at 2342 Boundary Street from 6 to 8 p.m. All members and the public are invited. Refreshments and prizes. Details call 986-1102.

Wine Tasting fundraiser benefits March of Dimes

A Wine Tasting Fundraiser for March of Dimes will be held at Emily’s Restaurant, 906 Port Republic Street, downtown Beaufort, on Sunday, April 7 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Great wines, appetizers, great silent and live auction items including golf packages, art, handcrafted jewelry and more. Sponsored by Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners Real Estate. Tickets available at their office at 1211 Boundary Street or at the door; $25 each or two for $40. Call 986-2444 for more information. All proceeds benefit March of Dimes. Wines supplied by Southern Wine and Spirits and their wineries.

Community health fair to be held in Port Royal

A community health fair will be held on Wednesday, April 10, from 9 a.m. – noon at Helena House in Port Royal. A variety of complimentary health screenings will be offered including blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and PSA tests in addition to balance & fall risk assessments by Beaufort Memorial Hospital and THA Group. A complimentary breakfast buffet will be provided for all who attend. Make sure to register for the gift basket and gift card giveaways. The event is free and open to the public. Helena House is located at 1624 Paris Ave., Port Royal, SC 29935 directly across the street from the Port Royal Post Office. For more information, please call 843-982-0233 or e-mail

Private pesticide applicator training

The Clemson University Extension Service in Beaufort County will be having a Private Pesticide Applicator Training on Monday, April 8. The training will begin at 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 102 Beaufort Industry Village Road. Re-certification credit will be for both private and commercial applicators attending this training. Commercial applicator with 7A license will receive 2.5 credits toward their category. Details: York Glover, (843) 255-6060, extension 115, or Venus Manigo, (843) 255-6060 Ext. 114 or

Sea Island Fly Fishers holds monthly meeting

The Wednesday, April 10 meeting of the Sea Island Fly Fishers will be 6 p.m. at Bay Street Outfitters in Beaufort. The public is invited, especially if interested in fly fishing locally. No admission fee and free refreshments are provided. Capt. Tuck Scott will present a talk on cobia fishing. Find out why they are here, how they act and react, fly and equipment

selection, spotting techniques, casting and stripping tips, where to go and how to handle boats around the fish. The clubs upcoming fly only redfish tourney will also be discussed. This no fee event, April 20-26, is open to the public and is the perfect opportunity for new fly fishers to experience a day on the water under the guidance of a club member. Sign up for the tourney at Bay Street Outfitters or contact Jack Baggette at with questions. Visit the club website at

Beaufort Civic Master Plan has presentations

The draft Beaufort Civic Master Plan will be presented to area residents and groups through April, and the document also is posted to the Beaufort City website, Additional information about the master planning process and public involvement will be posted to the city website in coming weeks. All meetings will be held at City Hall in the Council Chambers unless otherwise noted. • Sector 2 Workshop (West of Ribaut Road and between Boundary Street and Beaufort Memorial Hospital): April 10, 5:30 p.m. • Sector 3 Workshop (South of Allison Road): April 11, 5:30 p.m. • Sector 4/5 Workshop (Boundary Street, Burton & Lady’s Island): April 22, 5:30 p.m. • Citywide Workshop, May 1, 5:30 p.m.

Sportfishing and diving club has monthly meeting

The Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club’s April meeting will be held Thursday, April 11 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Lady’s Island, off Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be local, well-know Captain Owen Plair of Bay Street Outfitters. His presentation will be on Cobia, where he will discuss live bait vs. lures, and sight casting on very calm days. He will also display rods and reels, and compare different lures and techniques. Do not miss this entertaining and informative program. Who will be the first angler to land a legal Cobia this year? You do not need a reservation and guests are always welcome. For additional information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843522-2020.

Beaufort Junior Shag Club has dance party

The Beaufort Shag Club is pleased to host the Junior Shag Club April Dance Party on Sunday, April 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. at AMVETS Post 70, 1831 Ribaut Road, Port Royal. The dance is free and open to juniors age 8 to age 18 who want to learn the SC state dance, the Carolina Shag. Instructors will be on hand to teach beginner, intermediate and advanced steps. Parents welcome and encouraged. Visit the Junior Shag page at

what to do CAPA holds annual Step Up For Kids 5K

The Child Abuse Prevention Association will hold its annual Step Up For Kids 5K on Saturday, April 13 in Live Oaks Park, Port Royal. The month of April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and CAPA invites you to Step Up For Kids to raise awareness and funds necessary to ensure prevention and intervention programs are available for Beaufort County’s children. Child abuse and neglect are community problems and touch the lives of all ages and socioeconomic groups. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the race starts at 8 in Live Oaks Park. Participants may run, walk or push a stroller. Tickets are $35 for adults, $15 for juniors (8-12) and free for children under 12 with a paid adult. Applications are available at CAPA’s outreach center in Port Royal, or register online at www.stepupforkids.eventbrite. com. Register by April 1 to guarantee a T-shirt. For more information or to become a sponsor, call CAPA at 843.524.4350 or email capa714@

Artisans & Antiques event held at Habersham

The picturesque Habersham Marketplace will be the site of the premier event Artisans & Antiques at Habersham on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and parking is free to this one day event. The Habersham Marketplace is located at 13 Market, just off of Joe Frazier Road in Beaufort. For more information visit or call 843-644-1864.

Take Back the Night will be at Waterfront Park

In 2012, Hope Haven of the Lowcountry served 473 primary victims of sexual assault and child abuse. In honor of April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month, please join us on Friday, April 12, 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Beaufort Waterfront Park for the 2013 Take Back the Night event to build communities intolerant of sexual violence and child abuse. Through spoken words of hope and healing from surviviors, performers, and speakers young and old, and slam poets with their poetry to raise awareness, we will shatter the silence of child abuse and sexual violence. The event is FREE and all are welcome to attend and speak or perform at the event. Lighting of luminaries will follow the event to honor the 473 survivors Hope Haven served in 2012. Join us for a night of hope and inspiration. For more information, please contact Leigh-Ann Shoupe at (843) 524-2256.

Light It Up Event to benefit autism group

The Low Country Autism Foundation is holding “Light it Up Event” on Monday, April 15, at 6 p.m. at The Irish Rose Pub and Bistro located at 2121 Boundary Street, Suite 100, Beaufort. Christopher Drury will perform, there will be hair chalking by Michelle as well as featured “Blue Drinks” and giveaways. Ten percent of sales to be donated to Low Country Autism Foundation. For more information, contact Cjira Presland at

10th annual Port Royal Soft Shell Crab Festival

The 10th annual Port Royal Soft Shell Crab Festival presented by Old Village Association will be held Saturday, April 20 from noon to 5 p.m. in the historic town of Port Royal. There will be great food and drink, live music, a classic car show and a crab race. For more information, call 843-470-1110 or visit

57th annual Spring Tour of Homes to be held

Continuing in its tradition of celebrating the beauty of Beaufort homes and historic buildings, the Parish Church of St. Helena announces its 57th Annual Spring Tour of Homes on Friday, April 19 and Saturday April 20. This year’s tour of homes includes six historic homes in downtown Beaufort, as well as several plantations and historic buildings on St. Helena and Distant islands. Attendees will be able to visit the interiors of these lovely homes and plantations and docents will be on hand to talk about their histories. The Friday, April 19 historic walking tour begins at 3 p.m. and will last until 6 p.m. A reception will be held during that time at one of the homes. This tour is $40 through April 10; then it will be $45. On Saturday, April 20 the plantation driving tour begins at 9 a.m. and will last until 4 p.m. A Lowcountry luncheon will be provided at one of the plantations, and entertainment will be included. This tour is $60 through April 10; then it will be $65. Tickets are available online by visiting or they may be purchased by writing to: Parish Tours, P.O. Box 1043, Beaufort, SC 29901. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 843-524-0363.

Palmetto Animal League holds online auction

Palmetto Animal League’s 4th annual BID FOR PAL is an online auction which enables the organization to help homeless, stray, abused, and unwanted animals get a second chance at life. The auction runs from 8 a.m. April 19

• Antiques • Vintage • Home Decor Saturday, April 13, 2013 • 10 am - 4 pm •• Art Pottery Habersham Marketplace • 13 Market • Beaufort, SC 29906 • Jewelry Lunches, Desserts, Chocolates, Ice Cream FREE Admission • Baskets • Clothing • Quilts & more

through 10 p.m. April 22. There will be a preview of all items up for bid online now. Get your paws on the keyboard and bid for hundreds of items in every price range. You can access the auction site at or visit PAL’s website Proceeds will help care for the many pets awaiting adoption at Palmetto Animal League’s innovative Adoption Center in Okatie’s Riverwalk Business Park on Highway 170.

Events around the area celebrate Earth Day

• Upcycled Art: The Habersham community’s Earth Day celebration on Friday, April 19, 4 – 7 p.m. in the Habersham Market Place, will feature an art exhibit created from recycled materials. This year’s theme is, “How Does Your Garden Grow?” and will have installations created by The Boys & Girls Club, Beaufort, Riverview Charter School, E. C. Montessori School, Shanklin Elementary School and Calvary Baptist Church Christian Academy Homeschoolers Association. • 2013 Earth Day Beach Sweep: Saturday April 13 at 10 a.m. North Beach Pavilion on Hunting Island State Park. Join Friends of Hunting Island and help keep our park, beach and trails clean and litter free. Volunteers of all ages are needed. The Lowcountry Rotary Club will be providing grilled items. For more information contact Vicki Anne Nestor at 843-379-3389 /

Friends of Caroline Hospice Fashion Show

The 10th Annual Friends of Caroline Hospice Fashion Show is just around the corner. Reservations are highly recommended for the popular event, which will be held April 24th from 11:30am-1:30pm at The Shed in Port Royal. The theme is Emerald Elegance, and committee members assure that this year’s show will impress its audience with stylish décor, New York City-inspired presentation and site transformation by Amazing Rentals. Local retailers participating in the Fashion Show are Bay Street Outfitters, Beaufort Clothing Company, Grayco, Higher Ground, Lulu’s Boutique, LuLu Burgess, Nuances, Red Door Thrift

Shop, Rossignol’s, What’s in Store, Sugar Belle’s and Sweetgrass Apparel. Tickets are $55 per person. Tables of 10 are $500 per table. Again, limited seating is available, so reservations are recommended. In addition to the Fashion Show and luncheon, event planners have organized a silent auction to raise money for the non-profit, and wine will be available for purchase by the glass and by the bottle. April 24th is Administrative Professional’s Day. The Fashion Show is a great way for a business owner to show appreciation to its staff. For more information and to reserve your tables, please call 843-525-6257 or email Wendy Pollitzer at wendy@

Friends of Beaufort Library has spring sale

The Friends of the Beaufort Library: Beaufort, Lobeco and St. Helena Branches is holding its spring book sale. Visit the new St. Helena Library branch location and browse a handsome selection of gently used books and media items. All proceeds benefit the three Beaufort County library branches north of the Broad. Everyone is welcome. Great opportunity to see the new branch library and get those summer beach reads. The book sale will be Saturday, April 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road, St. Helena Island. For more information, contact Book Sale Co-Chair, Geni Flowers at 843812-3574,, or online at

Lending Room accepts used medical equipment

The Lending Room is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) charitable organization that lends gently used medical equipment to individuals regardless of income, age or insurance status. It aims to connect those who need medical equipment with unwanted items that would otherwise collect dust in an attic or be discarded. To arrange to donate or borrow items, please contact the Lending Room at (843) 524-2554. The pick-up/drop-off location is at Helena House Assisted Living at 1624 Paris Ave., Port Royal, SC 29935 directly across the street from the Port Royal Post Office.

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


MAMASFURNITURE.COM Mattress Outlet • Cool Gel • Memory Foam • Innerspring New Solid Wood King Bed $199

Beaufort Air Conditioning and Heating, LLC

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John C. Haynie President 843-524-0996

hair stylists

Lime Lite Salon

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


The Collectors Antique Mall

Jane Tarrance Furniture, Glassware, Collectibles, Multi-dealer, 5,900 sq. ft full of antiques, art Free parking! 843-524-2769 102 C Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island Center Beaufort, South Carolina, 29907


Andy Corriveau phone: (843) 524-1717

For All Your Insurance Needs

Not happy with your current auto repair shop?

Amy Bowman phone: (843) 524-7531

Discount Auto Center 2506 Boundary St. 843-524-1191

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


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

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

Collins Pest Control

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

Addison Dowling Fender Fender Law Firm

Third Generation Beaufort Lawyer Practicing Family Law, Guardian ad Litem work, Personal Injury, Wills and Probate /Estate Administration 16 Kemmerlin Lane Suite B Beaufort, SC 29907, Located on Lady’s Island behind the BB&T in the Palmetto Business Park 843-379-4888 phone 843-379-4887 fax

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.

Merry Maids

Speedy Clean

Residential & Commercial Services • Licensed, bonded and insured • Locally owned and operated • Deep cleaning, housekeeping and janitorial service • No job too big or too small • Powerwash and softwash Renee Riel (843) 597-6492

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

property management

Palmetto Shores

property managment

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

ROOFING LURA HOLMAN McINTOSH OFF Broker-In-ChargeDA Roofing Co. FAX Donnie Daughtry, Owner E-Mail: Call us for ALL of your roofing needs. New Construction, Residential and Commercial, Shingles, Metal, Hot Tar & Hydrostop.

All repairs and new additions. FREE ESTIMATES 524-1325

tree service

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


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


that’s a wrap!

the sixth annual international beaufort film festival was a success, drawing in record crowds, page 23

The Island News covering northern beaufort county

weekend scenes from

march 1-7, 2012



Beverly Porter is a true friend to our community. see page 9

happY wINOs

ABOVE: The Bands, Brews & BBQ event served up barbecue at its annual fundraiser in Port Royal. See page 14. BELOW: ARTworks holds “Re-Nude” exhibit and fundraiser. See story, page 10.

Chandler Trask 843.321.9625

Let’s have some wine for breakfast. see page 15


Irish recording artist Harry O’Donoghue entertains the crowd with traditional Irish folk music last Saturday during the fifth annual Beaufort Irish Festival. Photo by Bob Sofaly. See more about the Irish Fest, pages 12-13.

Lunch Bunch goes to Habersham for Piace Pizza. see page 24 INDEX

T.I.N. Favorites contest continues In case you didn’t already know, The Island News wants to find out what you like best about Beaufort by voting for at least 10 businesses or community leaders you consider to be your favorite. It’s fun and easy! Simply go our website at, look at the categories, then choose your favs. Once the votes are counted from the 127 categories, we’ll announce the winners later in March. You have only until midnight on Sunday, March 11, to cast your votes for T.I.N. Favorites. Show support and make your votes heard!



wo Beaufort students take home wins during a recent South Carolina chess tournament. Beaufort Academy third grader Kevin Rogers won the K-3 state title while BA kindergartner Whit Suber won Kindergarten State Champion. This is the third straight year a BA chess team player has won this title. Beaufort Academy Chess Coach Darrin Rogers said, “The team is playing phenomenal chess.” The chess team will be tested in May when they attend the K-6 national chess tournament in Tennessee. Pictured at right is Whit Suber; far right is Kevin Rogers.


Dr. Kristie Wallace 703 Bladen St. 843-522-1115 Licensed Massage Therapy & Nutritional Exams Available.



Chandler Trask Construction

Beaufort Chiropractic

PEt grooming

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

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

Lohr Plumbing, Inc.

For All Your Insurance Needs

automobile repair

Randy Royal, MD- OBGYN and Pelvic Surgery

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