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Annual event helps prevent child abuse in Beaufort County By Wendy Pollitzer


Saturday, April 30, the Child Abuse Prevention Association, or CAPA, invites walkers and runners to participate in the 3rd Annual Angel Walk at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort. The goal of the Angel Walk is to raise funds necessary to ensure that services are available to prevent child abuse and neglect in Beaufort County. Since April is child abuse prevention month, CAPA hopes the community will walk together, to improve the lives of all of our children. Recently, I sat with Susan Cato, Executive Director of CAPA and Gloria Duryea, Community Relations Coordinator, and listened as they emotionally described the destructive cycle of abuse. They also presented the content of CAPA’s effective Parenting Classes, which provide the knowledge, encouragement and network a mother or father needs to be a good parent. The class is based on the Positive Parenting Program, Triple P, a science-based proven program that has been helping parents for more than 20 years.

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Spring programs abound on Hunting Island State Park. see page 9 CAPA’s Community Relations Coordinator Gloria Duryea, left, and Executive Director Susan Cato.

The following is a testimonial of a woman who recently completed the class. Her name has been changed to protect her identity. Tamara, a 25-year-old mom, explained she had made a bad decision to leave her children with her boyfriend while she worked. Her boyfriend beat their 2-year-old, breaking several ribs and leaving him with internal bleeding and swelling in his groin. Tamara was charged with child neglect, and her other children, ages 9 months and 4 years old, were placed with relatives. The 2-year-old was placed in foster care. The boyfriend was arrested and charged with criminal child abuse. She knew he beat her, but she never thought he would beat his son. She received counseling from Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse (CODA) and began to understand domestic violence and that her situation was typical. She also learned she had to change her belief that somehow she deserved what she got. She had failed her children and was at rock bottom. ANGEL continued on page 16

FINALLY, FIND OUT THE 2011 T.I.N. FAVORITES! You voted, Beaufort, for your favorite food, services, people and places, and we are proud to announce the results. Discover the winners of The Island News’ Favorites online contest on page 10.

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Lady’s Island resident wins entrepreneur award. see page 15 INDEX

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Chamber singers present Requiem The Sea Island Chamber Singers will present Requiem by John Rutter on Sunday, April 10, at 7 p.m. The performance will take place at the Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Drive, Beaufort. An orchestra will accompany the group. Laura Floyd, well-known soprano soloist from Hilton Head, will be the featured soloist in the work. In addition to the Rutter, Floyd will sing Mozart’s Motet for soprano, Exsultate, jubilate. Charles D. Frost, Minister of Music at the Church, will be the conductor. The Chamber Singers is an auditioned group that rehearses for several weeks twice a year and then presents a concert. It is made up of members from the church and community. Frost started the group two years ago. He says, “there was a need in the area for a group to present more challenging music than what may normally be done by church choirs. Not only are the voices selected because of their quality, but each person must be able to read music.” This is the only auditioned group the church has. All of the others are open to anyone who wants to be part of them. “I enjoy making music with this group. They are a fun group of people as well,” says Frost.

As Minister of Music at the church, Frost directs singing and handbell choirs and oversees several volunteers who direct choirs. He is the church’s organist and received both the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Church Music from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, N.J. An offering will be accepted. For more information, contact Mr. Frost at the church, 843-525-0696 or cfrost@






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Library honors National Poetry Month The Beaufort District Collection at The Branches program is celebrating National Poetry Month with local poet and author Amy Jenkins Bassett on Saturday, April 16, at the St. Helena library from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. “Mulberry Wine” is a collection of 25 poems about a childhood spent in Beaufort. Each poem chronicles some remembered aspect of Bassett’s personal experiences here. The poems address school, church, nature, customs, ambience, relationships, and the changing landscapes. The

thread that binds the poems together is a love for what resurfaces from the past, endlessly. “Mulberry Wine” was featured by the Beaufort Three-Century Project. “Mulberry Wine” Poetry Reading and book signing is free and open to all ages. For more information, call 255-6446. There will be a reprise of this poetry reading later this month at the Lobeco Library Branch. To learn more about National Poetry Month, go to php/prmID/41.

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Beaufort: Our Art Town ARTworks is pleased to announce a call for entries to the juried visual arts show ‘Beaufort: Our Art Town’. We encourage you to help us celebrate what makes our town special and unique. The deadline is May 10. This juried show will coincide with a production of Thornton Wilder’s play ‘Our Town’ and be part of this year’s celebration of Beaufort’s 300th birthday. Rebecca Davenport is the juror, and an accomplished international artist who resides in Beaufort. She is most well known for her highly realistic portraits, trompe l’oiel techniques and her exquisite sense of detail. She received her BFA from Pratt Institute in NY and her MFA from the University of North Carolina. Her work can be found in many private and public collections throughout the US, including the National Museum of American Art, the Corcoran Gallery, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. This call for art is open to U.S. resident artists at least 18 years old, as well as ages 15-17 in the high school category. The opening reception is June 3 from 6-8 p.m. at ARTworks. Awards will be presented. “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder was chosen for production to explore the history of a small American town. “This play portrays the quintessential American small town,” explained JW Rone, the director of ARTworks. “We’re expanding the concept into the gallery to give people the opportunity

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ST. HELENA’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH CONTINUES ORGAN SERIES Sarah Carlson, currently Director of Music Ministry at First Lutheran Church in Bemidji, Minnesota, will perform on April 15 in the spring series of Friday Organ Concerts at noon at The Parish Church of St. Helena (Episcopal) in Beaufort. The 45-minute concerts are performed on the church’s Taylor and Boody organ and are open and free to the public. She has been the Director of Music at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Darlington, SC. She was also an Adjunct Professor of Music at Coker College in Hartsville, SC, accompanist for the Coker Singers, and head of the Piano Division’s Preparatory School of Music. Recently, she was a featured concert organist at South Dakota State University (2009), the Piccolo Spoleto festival in Charleston, SC (2009), and at the Harvard Midday organ recital series (2010). Sarah also performed a recital at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, New York City, in February of this year. Sarah Carlson received her Master of Music degree in Organ Performance from the University of Iowa and her Bachelor of Music degree from St. Olaf College where she was the alto section leader of Sarah Carlson the St. Olaf Choir. She has appeared internationally at the Dom Kirke Music Festival in Kristiansand, Norway, an organ study program in Mexico City, and continues to be an active soloist . She was a participant in the 2005 Montreal Summer Organ Academy where she studied with Marie-Claire Alain, William Porter, and Thierry Escaich and at the International Baroque Institute, held at the Longy School of Music in 2005 and 2008. Carlson was a continuo player for the Baroque Orchestra. She has also performed with the LaFosse Baroque Ensemble, The St. Olaf Chamber Orchestra, and the Charleston Symphony. For more information, contact the Pat Gould, the music director at the church, at or 843-522-1712 or visit


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State senator holds open forums As you Beaufort County constituents know, I have held “Talk To Tom” forums on a regular basis since I was elected to the Senate in 2008 to provide my constituents with information about the state legislature’s actions and inactions and, of equal importance, to receive their feedback. My next“Talk To Tom” will be held at the city of Beaufort Council Chambers on Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. As usual, the format will start with a short presentation by me on the issues being considered by the state legislature and

Tom Davis is the state senator for Beaufort County. He can be reached at tom@senator

then follow with an extended question and answer period. Topics for discussion will include balancing the state budget; amending the school funding formula; taking the next step toward building the

Jasper port; selling the former port property in the Town of Port Royal; and strengthening the USCB presence in the city of Beaufort. Again, here is the forum information: Thursday, April 7 — 6:30 PM City of Beaufort Council Chambers Beaufort City Hall 1911 Boundary St. I hope that you will be able to join me. It is a privilege to represent you in the South Carolina State Senate and I look forward to updating you on what’s going on and receiving your input.

Honesty, facts key to improving education By Adam Schaffer, PhD, Education Policy Analyst, Cato Institute

I recently had the privilege of giving testimony in Columbia on the merits of an education tax credit bill being considered by state lawmakers. I was honored to join parents, local educators and education officials from other states to discuss education tax credit policies across the country and what makes for successful choice reform. At the hearing, I talked about the need to invest more efficiently and effectively in education rather than simply spending — and wasting — more taxpayer dollars. And education tax credits do this by empowering parents and taxpayers to invest more of their own money directly in education. Molly Spearman, executive director of the S.C. Association of School Administrators, a public school lobbying group, denounced both the bill and my testimony in its favor. Unfortunately, the association and several other taxpayer-funded groups are working hard to spread disinformation about school choice. And whether you support choice or not, no one should accept their assault on facts and the public discourse. Ms. Spearman and others claim that an education tax credit program like

WHAT DO YOU THINK? The Island News welcomes editorials. If you’d like to comment on our Straight Talk articles, please email the one proposed in South Carolina “has no research-based support that it works.” She based this conclusion on the response of an employee of the Florida Department of [Public] Education to this question she asked over the phone, “To what do you attribute the improvement made by Florida’s students in reading over the past few years?” No offense to the opinions of this unknown government employee, but there is an official, scientific government study of the program, conducted by academic researcher David Figlio at Northwestern University. Figlio found the credit program significantly improved the academic achievement of public school students. That’s not surprising, since it’s consistent with the seventeen other studies that find private school choice programs improve public school performance. Ms. Spearman also dismisses the state savings expected from the program based on a shocking misunderstanding of education funding. State savings

are based on the amount of the credit and the amount of state funding that changes when a student leaves public school. The state will save money because the size of the tax credit is less than the natural reduction in the state’s financial obligation to the school district. That reduction already occurs any time a child leaves a public school, whatever the reason. The school districts will save much more; about $5,500 in additional funds for every student who leaves even after subtracting fixed costs. Ms. Spearman acts as if almost no money is saved when a student leaves. But why do public schools demand full funding for each additional new student? It works both ways: If one fewer student saved little money, then one more would add little cost. Again, this is no surprise. An official government analysis found Florida’s credit saved about $1.50 for every dollar in credits. Numerous studies demonstrate large actual and potential savings from private choice programs. Dishonesty in public discourse hurts all of us. And Ms. Spearman’s behavior is even more concerning because she is a former schoolteacher and now leads the S.C. Association of School Administrators. South Carolina’s children and taxpayers deserve far better from their so-called “leaders” in public education.

Planning presentation a success The Office of Civic Investment held The Sector 1 Design Charrette presentation on Monday, March 28 at City Hall Council Chambers. Twenty-five team members worked from March 22-28 to compile a series of designs for the area of the city east of Ribaut Road, including Whitehall Plantation on Lady’s Island. More than 80 people attended the final presentation on Monday. The completion of the charrette marks only the first half of the design phase for this sector. More detailed maps, drawings and renderings will follow, as well as a series of policy update recommendations.
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April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month Eye disease strikes women far more frequently than men, which is why the female gender should take time to learn about protecting its sight in April— Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month. Roughly two-thirds of blindness and visual impairment afflicts women, according to Women’s Eye Health. And women contract diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy more frequently than men, sometimes twice as often, according to a report by Prevent Blindness America and the National Eye Institute. Of the 4.4 million Americans 40 and older that have diabetic retinopathy, 2.3 million are women. And more than 1.3 million of the 2 million people 50 and older who suffer from AMD are women. That’s why women should be making regular visits to their eye doctor for precautionary checkups. Women are much more at risk than men for serious eye disease that can potentially rob them of their sight. They need to be informed of the diseases, and familiar with the symptoms, of the eye ailments that they are more susceptible to. In terms of cataracts, women are living longer than men, giving them more time to develop the condition. And women are more prone to get the cortical form of cataract. Women, because of hormonal changes during pregnancy and post-

Mark Siegel, MD, FAAO Board certified, American Board of Ophthamology, www. seaislandophthamology. com menopause, also develop chronic dry eye syndrome more frequently than men. In that condition the eye doesn’t produce enough tears, and that lack of lubrication can cause damage to the cornea and increase the risk of infections. Women are urged to visit their eye doctor for treatment if they think they have dry eyes. In addition to having a greater risk for dry eye, pregnant women should also be on the lookout for other potential problems with their eye sight. Preeclampsia, caused by blood pressure rising during pregnancy, can have a major impact on the eyes. It can cause anything from bleeding in the retina to permanent eye impairment. And pregnant women who have diabetes or those who develop the disease during pregnancy need to pay attention to their vision, since blurred eyesight may mean that their blood sugar has increased. Females are at a higher risk to develop AMD than men, because on average they live longer than men. That’s why older women are advised to visit an eye doctor each year.

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Dataw Island Club to spend $5.4M to renovate golf courses Representatives of Dataw Island Club have announced a $5.4 million renovation project of the Cotton Dike and Morgan River golf courses within the private, gated community located near the city of Beaufort. The decision to renovate the golf courses was made by a vote of the golf membership. The renovations began on the Cotton Dike course on April 1. Billy Fuller Golf Course Design from Atlanta, Ga., is overseeing the renovation project and A.S. Altum and Associates is overseeing the irrigation design work. TDI Golf will be responsible for the feature construction of greens and bunkers while All Green Irrigation has been awarded the irrigation installation contract. “This is something the membership at Dataw Island has been considering for quite awhile,” said Ted Bartlett, general manager and chief operating officer of the Dataw Island Club. “Our golf courses are already outstanding, but these renovations will simply enhance what we have and improve

some of the natural features and playability for our members and guests.” The renovations include: irrigation replacement on both golf courses; straightening and repair of cart paths; core out and re-contouring of 17 greens on the Cotton Dike course; core out and re-contouring of three greens on the Morgan River course and notilling the remaining greens; regrassing of all greens, including the putting green and chipping areas near the clubhouse with miniverde ultradwarf Bermuda grass; improve all bunkering on both courses with new drainage, sand and contouring; lake bank restoration in numerous areas; tree pruning on both courses to allow more sunlight on fairways and greens; all teeing areas replaced with Zoysia grass; and golf cart parking improvements at the driving range. The renovations began on the Tom Fazio-designed Cotton Dike course April 1, then will proceed to the Arthur Hillsdesigned Morgan River course. The 36-hole renovation is expected to take 18 months. The


Morgan River portion of the project is scheduled to begin in April 2012 and will be reopened for play in September. Billy Fuller launched a golf design company in 2004 after 15 years as a golf course superintendent at several top golf courses in the Southeast, including five years at Augusta National Golf Club. Fuller has completed eight major renovations of prestigious golf courses across the country and his work has been praised by Golfweek, the LPGA Tour and Sports Illustrated. “It’s a great privilege and honor to work with Dataw Island Club through the renovation of Cotton Dike and Morgan River,” said Fuller.“Our intent is to bring the course specifications and strategy to par with modern golf standards and ensure the club remains competitive with the marketplace for the next 20 to 30 years.” For more information about Dataw Island and new membership opportunities, call (866) 933-2829, or visit www.

BEAUFORT’S GOT TALENT Sign up for the second annual “Beaufort’s Got Talent” competition to be held in the Habersham Marketplace on May 6 from 6-9 p.m. There is no cost to participate or enjoy. All ages and talents welcome. Expanded Farmers Market prior to event. Since it is sponsored by Beaufort Dog, we would like to see some animal talent as well! To register call 379-9617 or visit

35 YEARS OF QUALITY DENTISTRY Dr. Gene Grace is a graduate of Wofford College and Emory University School of Dentistry. He has provided state of the art dentistry in Beaufort for 38 years. He has also been very active in our community and his church. He and his wife, Beth, a former County Council member, have been married for 39 years and have two daughters, Chilton Simmons and Katherine Hefner.

Both dentists have been using lasers for five years. Dr Grace eliminated silver fillings from the practice 12 years ago. Some of our cases can be viewed on our website,

Dr. Katherine Hefner is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and the Medical University of South Carolina Dental School. She and her husband Ashley, an architect, are also involved in Beaufort. They have two sons, Vann and Ford. Katherine most recently was co-chair of St. Helena's Church Tour of Homes.

We feel it's important to cover after-hour dental emergencies for our patients. Many a weekend, we're at the office with dental emergencies (i.e. athletic injuries to children).

Dr Grace and Dr. Hefner have been here for a long time and will continue to live and serve Beaufort. "It's important in our minds to give back to this wonderful community that has been good to us," says Dr. Grace.

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numerous CDs with various maturities. For instance, let’s say you have $25,000 to invest. Rather than investing the $25,000 in one CD that matures at a designated time, by laddering CDs, you may choose to invest $5,000 in each of five separate CDs. In this example, you would then purchase a 1-year, 2-year, 3-year, 4-year, and 5-year CD in equal amounts of $5,000. After one year, when your first CD matures, you would invest it in a new 5-year CD. Each year, a CD will expire and, if the funds are not needed, they will be reinvested in a new 5-year CD to take advantage of the higher interest rate typically offered by a 5-year CD as compared to the 1- or 2-year CDs. This approach allows you the comfort of knowing that a CD will mature each

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First Step Driver Training held its first driving class in January and offers drivers education programs to drivers in Beaufort and surrounding areas. Classes include programs for teenagers to get their restricted license, which consists of an eighthour classroom portion and six hours driving lessons. First Step Driver Training also has courses for drivers who’ve been ticketed and can reduce four points off their license, as well as additional driving lessons for those who need a little more practice. First Step Driver Training is a home-based business, owned by Tommy Collins. As he was teaching his son to drive, Collins realized he could use his experience as a state trooper and his knowledge of traffic laws and driver safety to impress the need to drive safely and defensively. Visit www.firststepdrivertraining. com or call 843-812-1389; email

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April marks the

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Does it matter that our cancer program is affiliated with Duke? It does to Linda Arp, who lives every moment to the fullest. When Linda received a surprising breast cancer diagnosis, she turned to the Keyserling Cancer Center for treatment. Through an affiliation with top rated Duke Medicine, Keyserling patients benefit from Duke’s treatment protocols and access to clinical trials. That means our patients receive the very best in cancer care — without traveling far from home. - Linda Arp Beaufort, SC

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ome of you may know I used South Carolina science standards to third, to be the former Interpretive fifth and seventh graders. Program Manager, more In May, Helms oversees the Loggerhead commonly known as the Sea Turtle Conservation Project, which is naturalist, at Hunting Island administered by The Friends of Hunting State Park. Recently, I visited the park and Island from May 15 (typically the beginning the nature center and reminisced about all of of hatching season) until October (usually the exciting activities for kids and adults. when the last nest hatches). Mitchell Helms is the current Interpretive Helms encourages people to call 838Program Manager, and he and his staff are 7437 and ask for Amanda Wood, another enthusiastic about bringing a lot of exciting program specialist at Hunting Island, to get programs to the nature center this spring and on the nature center’s email list. She sends summer. Additionally, he and his out monthly calendars highlighting staff have recently renovated the extraordinary opportunities at the nature center in an effort to attract state park. You may also visit www. locals and tourists alike. Jennifer for dates Milbert, a program specialist at and times of programs. Hunting Island, just completed a An exciting event happening Loggerhead Sea Turtle skeleton at the end of this month is the that hangs from the ceiling, 2011 Earth Day Spring Beach definitely an intriguing attraction Sweep on Saturday, April 30. Mitchell for curious kids. Meet at the Lighthouse picnic area Helms Many Beaufortonians don’t even at 10 a.m. to register. For more know what an incredible nature information about Beach Sweep center we have, located at the southern tip or the Loggerhead Project, please visit www. of Hunting Island at the foot of the fishing pier. It is filled with exhibits that highlight the There is so much to do at our state park. four ecosystems that make up typical barrier Visitors can enjoy the beach, climb the islands: the salt marsh, the maritime forest, lighthouse, kayak in the lagoon, pitch tents the sand dunes and the beach. The nature in the beachfront campground, attend one center is also home to many live animals on of the many programs at the nature center, display. walk out on the marsh boardwalk for a The month of April is full of exciting Lowcountry sunset, fish off of the pier, hike programs for people of all ages. And, while the newly-improved trails or just relax in the nature center is busy with consistent what I like to call my maritime heaven. foot traffic, the staff is quite busy this time of Don’t forget about the nature center this year with school field trips. Helms leads the summer! It is packed with fun, and it is Discover Carolina Program, which teaches definitely worth the short drive.

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his week Beaufort is the Star as she unfurls all her flowery finery for both locals and bus loads of visitors alike. We can thank the many gardeners and homeowners over the last half century who have planted all the azaleas, roses, wisteria and everything else to make our town such a grand garden paradise! It’s no wonder that celebs like Barbra Streisand and husband James Brolin were spotted at a local airport getting off a private jet to visit the Lowcountry. Streisand, who lived in Beaufort for many months at The Rhett House, then rented a home on the Point during the filming of local author Pat Conroy’s “Prince of Tides,” knows this is the best time to show husband James beautiful Beaufort. So keep you eyes peeled in case they decide to take a stroll around town visiting some of her old haunts.

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New crosswalk signs go up on Carteret Street I was glad to see new crosswalk signs at James Brolin and Barbra Streisand. the intersection of Carteret and Port Republic streets where the couple were hit by a truck a few weeks ago. Demetri Baches and Josh Martin of the new Office of Civic Investment, working with Isiah Smalls and Lamar Taylor at the public works, got the signs up Monday.  Thanks for your successful efforts and those of concerned citizens in making our city safer for residents and visitors!


Congrats to Jennifer Poole and Christina Byrne who successfully opened their new downtown business, The Beaufort Day Spa, this past weekend at 304 Scott St., across from the library. The women combine years of experience as licensed massage therapists with cutting edge new spa treatments in a beautifully remodeled Craftsman style building. Good luck Jennifer and Christina and thanks for bringing your energy and efforts to help revitalize downtown and attract both visiting and local clients.

Jennifer Poole and Christina Byrne, owners of The Beaufort Day Spa, along with Dick Stewart cutting the ribbon.

Bertos is back If you were a fan of Bertos Tex-Mex at the old Bricks location like I was, then you will be glad to hear that they are at 9 Market Street in Habersham and are open for lunch and dinner. Remember how they made the guacamole at tableside? Well, I heard they still do. Good luck to owner Norberto Lopez in Bertos at Habersham. his new location.

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Get Fit, located at 37 Sams Point Road on Lady’s Island (behind Video Warehouse), will host Kid Fit Fest on Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. Owner of Get Fit, Jered Kraszewski, wants all kids to come out and enjoy a day of fun while learning beneficial fitness and nutrition habits. The event is free and open to everyone. The staff will give the kids a Kick Fit demonstration and introduce their popular Kid Fit program to those who may be interested in joining the successful class for children ages 4 to young adults. Kid Fit, in its second year, encourages children to progress through peer mentoring. When kids “graduate” to the next level, they receive a different color shirt. The shirt program motivates those who have been in the program and allows them to be role models to the new kids, making them feel welcomed, comfortable and determined to get the next shirt. While the kids break to snack on fruits and refreshments, Kraszewski will teach a nutrition class to explain healthy eating practices. There will be many handouts with statistics on food and nutrition as well as coupons to area businesses.


Francesca Kraszewski practices Kick Fit with Jason Clark, a health specialist at Get Fit.

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CATCH AN UPCOMING GAME OF LACROSSE Beaufort Lacrosse will play their final two regular season home games at Whale Branch Middle School. Admission to the game is free. The remaining schedule is: • Saturday, April 9 at 4 p.m.. — Varsity game at Whale Branch Middle home field vs. Charleston Club • Saturday, April 16 at noon — Varsity game at Whale Branch Middle home field vs. Benedictine Military Academy • Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. — Varsity game at Spartanburg Day School in Spartanburg

The 10th semi-annual Sea Island Fly Fisher’s fishing tournament will be held during the week of April 16-22. This fly-only tourney is a one-day event designed to foster club participation and to help introduce fishermen to the sport of fly fishing. Boat captains and passenger fishermen are welcome. Non-boater passengers will be matched with experienced captains who will help with tackle and fishing advice. This is an excellent opportunity for novice fly fishermen to get on the water and learn what area salt water fly fishing is all about. This is a no fee event and is open to everyone, non-club members especially. The winner is determined based on the total number of spots on our target redfish, caught and released alive. A $100 gift certificate will be awarded to the winner, redeemable at Bay Street Outfitters in Beaufort. The winner’s name will also be engraved on a trophy. Novice fly fishers are given a bonus, with double spot counts, which helps explain why three of previous competitions have been won by beginners. Sign up sheets are available at Bay Street Outfitters in Beaufort or you may call Jack Baggette, tournament coordinator, at 843-522 8911. Assigned boat captains will coordinate which date to fish and other details. Other information about the club is available at www.

Congratulations to Akeem Smalls, a sprinter on the Beaufort High track team who recently broke Beaufort High School’s 400-meter dash record. Smalls ran the 400 in an unbelievable 49 seconds at the Beaufort Track Classic on Saturday. The record was previously held by Antwan Smalls, of no relation. Akeem also runs the 200-meter dash and the 400-meter relay.

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school news attend eighth grade night Beaufort High School will be holding its Eighth Grade Night and Spring Open House on Thursday, April 7 from 5-7 p.m. at the high school. Guided tours of the small schools will be given by the students. Displays will be set up in the gym with teachers on hand to answer questions regarding their programs of study. Clubs, groups and organizations will be highlighting their agendas and recruiting new members. Refreshments will be available and HOSA students will be doing free blood pressure checks.

Annual Spring Fling at E.C. Montessori By Wendy Pollitzer

E.C. Montessori & Grade School, located on Sams Point Road in the Celadon subdivision, will host its annual Spring Fling Carnival on Saturday, April 9 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The school invites the community to come participate in carnival style games for kids of all ages. Additionally, there will be an animal petting tent, a bake sale, book sale and cake walk. Lunch will be sold by Berry Island and there will be many raffle items. Come join the fun! Spring Fling is a tradition at E.C. Montessori and is a fundraiser for the school, now in its 38th year in Beaufort. E.C. Montessori & Grade School has over 100 students ranging from 18 months to 12 years of age. The school was founded in 1973 by Anne Christensen Pollitzer and a handful of concerned parents who wanted an alternative educational program for their children. The school was named after Mrs. Pollitzer’s mother, Eleanor Christensen, who was an educator in Beaufort schools from 1952-1964. In 1981, the name of the school was changed to E.C. Montessori to reflect the emphasis on Dr. Maria Montessori’s learning methods. By 1993, a commitment to be fully Montessori was made.

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Lady’s Island woman wins entrepreneur award Starting your own business is always challenging but in this economy, it sounds crazy! But not for the 42 Entrepreneur semi-finalists entered in the FastPitch Competition on March 31 sponsored by the Creative Coast Alliance, Georgia Southern University and Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC). FastPitch is a day long competition organized to give regional entrepreneurs exposure as well as coaching on how to improve their sales pitches. A crowd of more than 200 witnessed each entrepreneur give a three minute “pitch� to a judging panel of investors,

bankers, lawyers and other successful entrepreneurs. Seven finalists were chosen based on thoroughness of information, presentation skills Louise and feasibility. Hodges Lady’s Island resident Louise Hodges of Greenbug All Natural Pest Control Products was first runner up overall citing her mechanism to run Greenbug natural pest solution through new and existing irrigation

Where’s The Island News? Anna and Tony Makar and their three children went to Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., for spring break recently. They ran into the Stavacs, the Geiers, Scott Gadsden and family and the Van Vulpens, all from Beaufort. Going some place special? Bring a copy of The Island News with you. We’ll be sure to put your photo in your favorite local paper.

systems. She and her husband, Dan, began January 2010 selling Greenbug products. “There is definitely a market for green pest solutions that work�, stated Hodges. “Greenbug kills and repels the bad pests, doesn’t harm the good guys and using it via an irrigation system creates pest-free areas everywhere the water is directed.� The winner was Atlanta resident Diana Keough whose name may be familiar from her work on National Public Radio (NPR). Her business is ShareWIK, a medical information site sharing medical experiences via blogs, podcasts, forums, etc., which she describes as “WebMD

meets Facebook.� Larry Zaslavsky, an entrepreneurial fellow at Georgia Southern, spoke with Hodges after the event. He was asking what pests are controlled by Greenbug which includes mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, mole crickets, sand gnats, etc. Zaslavsky shared, “I was on the driving range being eaten up by sand gnats and I shouted, ‘we can put a man on the moon so why can’t we do anything about these sand gnats?’ and was told the only option was very toxic pesticides.� Hodges assured him Greenbug works, it is safe and hopefully secured the beginning of many customers.

DAR RECOGNIZES ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS Nancy Crowther, Regent of The Thomas Heyward Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at a recent meeting was pleased to present fifth and sixth grade winners of the DAR Essay Contest with certificates and US Savings Bonds. Stephen Jones of Beaufort Elementary (5th grade) and Esther Lawrence of Beaufort Middle School (6th grade) read their essays on the topic “Memoirs of Paul Revere� to the members as well as their families and teachers who were honored guests for the meeting. All others who submitted entries in the contest received Certificates of Participation. The DAR chapter feels strongly about their mission to foster interest in the early history of the United States among area students. The Daughters is an organization of ladies who can trace their family histories back to participants in the cause of freedom during America’s Revolutionary War. For more information, call 521-0134. VB new summer 2011 ad IN:Layout 1 3/29/11 9:58 AM Page 1


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protective factors Here are some protective factors every parent should know and do, based on CAPA’s Positive Parenting Classes: 1. Children learn to talk about and handle feelings through early bonding and nurturing throughout childhood. 2. Parents know how children grow and can anticipate strategies for effective parenting as children develop. 3. Parents can bounce back by dealing with everyday stress or major crisis effectively, building their capacity to cope. 4. Parents need friends to build a broader base of parenting support.

She came to CAPA’s parenting classes, where she was welcomed. She said the facilitator encouraged her to talk, gave her suggestions and coached her. “She started with me where I was,” she said. Tamara also said she felt secure in knowing that what was discussed there was confidential; and, as she developed trust with the group, she began to open up. She felt that someone cared about her situation. “Don’t get me wrong,” she said, “there was accountability — be honest, be on time, take ownership of your problems and be willing to work to change. If you are late, you can stay but get no credit for the class.” Tamara said the Monday night class gave her a “fix” for the week — the counseling, the friendships and learning better ways to parent and how to manage relationships and anger. She feels that the classes “changed my life.” She learned, “No yelling, no hitting, helpful ways to parent and deal with children in a way that was not something I had ever experienced.” She applied what She noted, “Children are like sponges, she learned to all her relationships. Being they absorb everything — good and bad. there was a priority for Tamara, not only Sometimes, they blame themselves for because she wanted to get her children back but because she was learning so not receiving the love they deserve and see much and she wanted to be there. She themselves as unlovable,” she explained. Tamara said encouraged friends to that participating come along with her. CAPA aims to breaks in CAPA’ s classes She explained the destructive cycle affirmed that, for how the facilitator of child abuse and the first time in her “brought it down neglect by equipping life, she had a voice, to our level, called a sanctuary her during the parents, children and aandhome, a firm ground week, giving her their caregivers with beneath her. She feedback and making explained that she necessary skills, important points wished she could understandable and knowledge and values. go back and change useable.” She said things — for her the facilitator was siblings and for her children. While that’s an incredible teacher who made it clear that she also continues to learn. She felt not possible, she wants to help others know that, more than parenting classes, what that family violence escalates. She said she she really gained was “life coaching.” She feels betrayed by her former boyfriend and continues to be active in the classes, beyond she knows that she failed to protect her her eight week commitment. She also children when she failed to protect herself. plans to join the PS We Love You Support “You cannot protect your children unless Group where she will have an on-going you leave,” she said. For the first time, she has found what relationship with CAPA and women who was missing in her life — her ability to will help her on her new path. understand that she and her children Tamara explained that her own mother had left her and her siblings when they deserve love. “I have experienced family were younger. The nine children were split violence and will not have my children up and raised by different people all over experience the same,” she said. “My the country. Tamara said she was anxious children deserve better,” she concluded. Tamara has arranged for her children to go back to her siblings and help them to have safe childcare while she works. understand that it wasn’t their fault that She wants to be a co-leader in the Triple their mother didn’t want to be responsible for them. She also wants to help them P classes. Most of all, she wants to be the best mother that she can be. break the abuse cycle.

if you go: capa angel walk details 8 a.m.: Registration opens 8:30 a.m.: Angel Parade, child activities and entertainment. For the Angel Parade, All children under 6 are invited to create their own set of wings and march in the parade. 9 a.m.:Walk begins Cost is $35 per walker ($25 for seniors 65+) and children under 10 walk free with a registered adult. Register before April 15 to be guaranteed a T-shirt. For more information, please visit or drop by the CAPA office, located at 714 14th Street in Port Royal.


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Dance competition Fish In should be REEL fun! By Wendy Pollitzer

Back Row: Darynn Blackmon, Jordan Boxley, Myah Manuel, Tenesha Grayson, Lindsey Lopez, Averi Graves, Allie Garcia, Karin McHale, Candace Dore. Front row: Somers Cherry, Emily Lovell, Frances Myrick, Megan Willard, Eric Freeman, Blaque Blackmon, Caroline Ceder, Laura Dansky, Valya Shipsey, Hannah Ramsey, Tess Snider.


This year’s Beaufort Academy Fish In is sure to weigh in as one of the Lowcountry’s best parties. The Fish In, formerly the Pig Out, will be held at The Original Steamer Restaurant on Lady’s Island on Saturday, April 9 from 6:30-11:30 p.m. You won’t want to miss this event featuring live music, Frogmore stew, an auction, beer and wine, (cash bar for liquor), oyster shooters and much more. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. For more information, please call 524-3393 or visit www.

tudio B Dance Centre’s Company B attended Tremaine Dance Competition regionals in Greensboro, N.C., this past weekend. Thirteen out of 14 of their dances qualified and will compete in Orlando, Fla., at the National Competition in July. Students Darynn Blackmon, Candace Dore, and Megan Willard were recognized with convention scholarships and Eric Freeman received a scholarship to The Edge Dance Complex in Los Angeles.

ethos asks students to help ETHOS, a Youth Ministry of Tidal Creek Fellowship, is sponsoring the Margo Makeover Home Edition this Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Margo Middleton, a longtime Beaufort High employee, is battling breast cancer. ETHOS wanted to offer a practical way to help and is asking all area middle school and high school students to join together and help with exterior renovations at her home, located at 222 Sea Island Parkway. To register, please visit or call Shane Olsen at 524-0565 or email him at Students must have a signed release to participate. Students will be asked to help with driveway and exterior repair and intense landscaping labor. ETHOS would like to thank the following businesses for donating materials and/or labor to this worthy cause and for this much-loved woman: Lowcountry Concrete, Baker’s Nursery, Henry Farms, LCR Construction and Coastal Contractors.

Marjorie and Herb Gray and Frances and Scott Stowe traveled to Cakebread Cellars in Napa Valley last October as guests of Jack and Delores Cakebread. They spent two nights in the Cakebread River House and enjoyed a private lunch with Mr. and Mrs. Cakebread, two living legends in the California wine country. The Grays won the trip at last year’s Fish In. The trip was given to the Fish In’s auction by Lady’s Island residents, Rick and Gloria Kurz. Mr. Kurz served on the Cakebread board for 20 years, retiring this past January. “It was truly an incredible experience, and one we will always remember,” said Marjorie, “ I can not thank the Kurz and Cakebread families enough for their generosity to us and for supporting Beaufort Academy.”

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By Wendy Pollitzer

The Lunch Bunch traveled over the Cowan Creek Bridge to The Lowcountry Store on St. Helena Island where we were awed with the delicious menu, the unique décor and the adorable Irish Setter, Blue Dog, the namesake of the café. When you walk into The Lowcountry Store, you’re greeted by the friendly owners, Ed and Rindy Jerue, then their loving pet, Blue. Filled with Lowcountry art and crafts, the store is so cool and a must-stop location on the way out to the beach. The Jerue’s son, Tristan, opened Blue Dog Café within Lowcountry Store to cater to locals and tourists. The menu is filled with classic dishes, perfect for eating in or getting to-go. In fact, if you call ahead at 838-4646, they will prepare a boxed lunch for the hurried mainlander eager to get to Station Creek or Hunting Island. What an ideal scenario for the fisherman or surfer on his or her way out to the island who wants a good lunch. A chalkboard full of classic Lowcountry fare and a one-page menu make ordering at the counter

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Clockwise from top left: The Irish Setter, Blue Dog; Gumbo with shrimp, andouille sausage, tomatoes, okra, peppers and onions; Hot pastrami on rye; Cheese steak special.

uncomplicated, exactly what I enjoy about a casual eatery. Barry got the Pastrami on rye, while Elizabeth opted for the hot ham and cheese sandwich. I had an awesome Nathan’s Chili Dog, and April chose the Cheese Steak Special.

Kim and Pamela both ordered the Special Gumbo with Shrimp and Andouille with tomatoes, okra, peppers and onions, always the classic preparation. It is the must-have dish at Blue Dog Café! Whoa, what a bowl of delectable yumminess!

Tristan also brought out a side of homemade macaroni and cheese — the good stuff ! Elizabeth and I devoured it, while the others ate up the desserts. I don’t think I ever got a taste of the Charleston Crunch — a thin chocolatey, toffee, crunchy treat — because the table ate it up like first graders starved from sweets for five days. I did, however, get to sample the awesome chocolate chip cookies, especially warm for the Lunch Bunch. OMG, delicious! The Jerue’s were so kind to invite us out to their store. I was particularly interested in dining there more often, because they offer free Wi-Fi. I love to work where food is close by! It is great to have a place to get quick, comforting homemade food the whole family will love during a trip to the beach. Also, just in time for the warm weather, The Blue Dog Café will soon be selling ice cream, perfect for the kids after a long, hot day. Thank you Blue Dog Café for a doggone great lunch!

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Trapiche Estate Merlot: Such a great surprise moment and think, we truly have not ction seen many Argentine merlots. Surprise Best again.) Argentina’s wine industry is the THANK YOU Servi ce All Liquor Stores Are Created Equal. fifth largest in the world. This country’s food and wine traditions are probably Celia Strong more Spanish than anything, but there works at Bill’s 99 $ 97 $ 97 $ 97 are $ $ a lot 23 12 Liquor13 1997of Italian influences throughout & Fine 17 the country and others as well. Initially, Wines on Lady’s Island. the wine producers of Argentina were more $ 97 $ 97interested in how much they 8 9 could make. Consumption within the or heaviest took care of most of what they 1 3 2 with S e a Ihints s l a n d of P a rberry, k w a y .plum 5 2 2 - 3 7 country 00 and currant fruit flavors. Other flavors made. But, in the last quarter of the 20th include chocolate, cedar, tobacco and century, when they realized they could grandma’s Christmas fruitcake. It makes make more money exporting their wines, a great blending partner to its heavier quality had to be there. In 2010, the cousin grape, cabernet sauvignon, because Argentine government declared wine as it ripens earlier and has a softer texture. the country’s national liquor. Merlot is grown around the world; it’s Mendoza is Argentina’s biggest and probably the third most grown variety. A best known wine region. Our Merlot point of interest — DNA research shows this week comes from there. Trapiche, that merlot is an offspring of Cabernet established in 1883, is the largest Franc and a sibling of Carmenere and producer of Argentine wines. They are cabernet sauvignon. The earliest recorded located at the foothills of the Andes in mention of Merlot comes from Bordeaux Mendoza. They own over 2,500 acres of on 1784 wine label that claimed to be the vineyards throughout the region where region’s best wine. By the 19th century, hot days, cool nights, scant rainfall and merlot grapes were a major component tightly controlled irrigation all work of most Bordeaux red wines and, from together to make perfect grape growing there, it moved on to Italy, other parts of conditions. The Trapiche Estate Grown Europe, and the New World. Merlot is part of their varietal series of And, New World is this week’s wine. wines that are made to show the fresh, Argentina to be specific. (If you stop a pure flavors of their grape varieties at s Best Price



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Surprise, surprise because I am so surprised at the wine I liked this week. It still amazes me that week after week, and mostly new wine after new wine, that there are so many good ones still out there. And, even if it’s not another new wine, look at how many old favorites are really great wines. Even more, it surprises me that there are so many to get excited about. But, you know what, and I have mentioned this before, it’s not all bad getting paid to drink, or at least taste all these wines. Lucky me! But try picking just one every week. That’s not so easy. Moving on, though. This week’s wine is made from a grape variety that for many years was everywhere, in all kinds of styles and prices, and it ruled the world of red wine. This week’s even comes from a country that historically in its wine business favored quantity over quality. (Don’t get nervous - that’s the past, not now.) So, our grape is merlot. Yikes! When have I ever liked a merlot? But, that’s the whole point of continuously tasting everything, hopefully with my eyes open. This is really a wonderful, high quality red wine grape. Supposedly its name comes from an old French word for blackbird, merlot. (It had something to do with the color of the grape skin.) Merlot wines can range from lighter to heavier, not ever being the lightest

really affordable prices. The grapes for our Merlot are grown in select vineyards that lie along the Mendoza River east of Mendoza, high in the foothills of the Andes. These vineyards have sandy soils and are at elevations that reach up to 2,500 feet above sea level. All the vineyard maintenance and harvesting are done by hand. After the harvest, the grapes are transported to the winery, they are de-stemmed and vinified at cool temperatures for 10 to 15 days. This length of time helps extract color, aromas and ripe fruit flavors from the grapes. The wines are aged for a short period of time in stainless steel tanks to help them retain the real flavors of merlot and stay fresh. Then, they are lightly filtered before bottling. The Trapiche Estate Merlot is deep red in color with aromas of ripe red fruits (I get cherries, cranberries and strawberries.) and has a hint of black pepper. It is nice and juicy in your mouth, medium bodied and lingers for a long time — which you know is a big deal for me. This wine is 100% merlot so it’s really a great opportunity to taste the grape, see what it can do all by itself and how good it can be. And, what about Trapiche’s affordable price? A bottle is $7.99. Perfect, we can buy more than one and not run out. Enjoy!


NEW MANAGEMENT Survivors of All Cancers The American Cancer Society 2011 Relay For Life of Beaufort Would like to Celebrate and Honor all Cancer Survivors Please join us for these events: Cancer Survivors’ Celebration Dinner Thursday, April 14, 2011 6:00 pm Sea Island Presbyterian Church (81 Lady’s Island Drive) RSVP by calling, 843-757-7450

Relay For Life of Beaufort Friday, April 29, 2011 7:00 P.M. Beaufort Middle School (2501 Mossy Oaks Road) It’s not too late to form a team! For more information, go to beaufortsc or call 843-476-7400. Presenting Sponsor

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It’s all about petiquette Depending on who is participating in the conversation, dog parks are either the greatest invention since the snooze button or evil incarnate — either they are the perfect place to exercise and socialize your dog, or the best environment in which to traumatize your pet, maim him and give him distemper, to boot. Perception is reality, but both perceptions are valid. Which is correct? They both are. A dog park can be a terrific place to take your dog for a few hours of fun, provided it is well constructed, well maintained, and well monitored. It can also be you and your dog’s worst nightmare. Succinctly, it’s all about etiquette. If all users understand the rules of dog park etiquette at the same time, it can be dog park heaven. However, when etiquette is ignored, you have a recipe for disaster. The best dog parks are those whose users band together with a sense of community, who use education, peer pressure and, when necessary appropriate authorities to help regulate those who ignore rules of etiquette and common sense. One of the first dog parks, Remington Dog Park, created in 1991 in Sausalito, CA, initially came together as informal, weekly wine-andcheese event developing a social community for the humans as well as their dogs. Park regulars were able to work together to create the physical environment for a park, monitor dog park behavior, educate new users and keep park management problems to a minimum. Most of the early parks were public/municipal parks — owned and operated by local



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government, with upkeep and management sometimes delegated to a users’ group, sometimes performed by park and rec departments, sometimes animal control services and sometimes, even the local police departments. But times have changed. Money is tight in all levels of government. The development, funding and management of public “bark parks” now usually fall to groups of concerned citizens with some small cooperation from local officials. In addition, there are a number of privately owned dog parks where owners pay a membership fee for the privilege of sharing play in a more controlled environment. Private parks are often more closely monitored; dogs are carefully screened before granted privileges and rules more promptly and effectively enforced. In this category, the Sun City Dog Park gets high marks. The topic of a dog park for Beaufort has recently opened again for discussion. For the development team, given that the physical allotment results in a secure, well designed, well maintained area with amenities for dogs and their people, some pros to consider: a snazzy bark park makes a community look good; positive dog-to-dog and dog-to-people socialization is a plus; a park creates

opportunities to meet other dog enthusiasts; it’s a terrific place for dogs to exercise offlead in an open area — a place to run and play safely. But the big drawback of a public dog park is that not all dogs are socially skilled or friendly. Often, neither are the owners. Too many dogs in this county remain intact — un-neutered or un-spayed — creating opportunity for skirmish or romantic moments leading to unwanted puppies. Plus, many humans are oblivious to dog body language, mistaking normal interaction for something dreadful, interfering with all good intent, and potentially creating a dangerous situation. The idea of a dog park as a place where like-minded dog people bring their dogs for an afternoon of fun, dogs playing happily with their dog friends and everyone going home tired and happy is terrific. The reality is that in a public dog park setting some dogs will not follow the rules, some owners won’t care about the rules or follow them, and unless there are enforced guidelines, a sense of doing what’s right for the greater good because it’s the right thing to do will go straight out the window. As far as dog parks are concerned, petiquette is the necessary code of social behavior required by both a dog and his person.

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what to do Lowcountry Locals First to hold meeting

SuZara’s, Be My Guest and Vegetable Kingdom are hosting and enthusiastically invite you to a gathering to introduce Charleston’s Lowcountry Locals First. LLF has done amazing things for locally owned businesses in Charleston, and we think they might help us do the same for Beaufort. Please join us and other local business owners and patrons to enjoy good food, drink and conversation as we explore the possible benefits of a Beaufort chapter of Lowcountry Local First. Thursday, April 7, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at SuZara’s Kitchen, 1211 Newcastle St. Beaufort. To find out about Low Country Local First, view the links below: http://www.

Save on shopping at church clothing sale

The United Methodist Women’s unit of Carteret United Methodist Church is getting ready for a gently-used clothing sale The sale will be held Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the social hall of Carteret United Methodist Church at 408 Carteret St. in Beaufort. Clothes for all members of the family will be available at very reasonable prices. The proceeds from the sale will be used to further the mission projects of the United Methodist Women.

Beaufort Pet and Kid’s Fair held at Habersham

The Beaufort Pet and Kid’s Fair is expanding this year to include guest speakers, give aways, competitions and a kid’s carnival sponsored by Jumpin Jaxx. Tux the Clown will be on site to entertain, so even if you don’t have dogs, come join the fun. The extravaganza will take place in the Habersham Marketplace from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 9. Bring your dogs for vaccine clinics, microchipping, pedicures, socialization, agility runs and more. Find a new member of the family through many local rescue organizations with on-site adoptable dogs, learn more about therapy dogs through Therapy Dog International, and donate bedding and used crates to the American Kennel Club to help with evacuation efforts. There will also be food from Claudie’s Crepes, the Island Meat Market, and Rita’s Ice, among many.

Church holds Chili Cook-Off Saturday

The first Community Chili CookOff, sponsored by St. John’s Lutheran Church, will be held on Saturday, April 9, from 5-7 p.m. in the St. John’s Lutheran social hall on Lady’s Island.

All proceeds will benefit LowCountry Habitat for Humanity’s Church Build, the first house built by a coalition of local churches and faith organizations since the Faith House in 2008. The event is open to the public and $5 tickets ($20 family cap) are available in advance at the LowCountry Habitat for Humanity office at 616 Parris Island Gateway, and will be available at the door. Prizes will be given to winners, and prospective participants are encouraged to enter their chili. Entry forms are also available at LowCountry Habitat. Chili must arrive by 4:40 p.m. in a crock-pot or with a hotplate to be judged. For more information, visit the St. Johns website at or contact Rosie Riddle at

Beaufort High presents ‘The Emperor’s Clothes’

Beaufort High’s Gingerbread Theater will present “The Emperor’s Clothes” on April 7 and 8 at 9:30 a.m. and on April 8 and 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Cost $3 per person. Make your reservations! Email laraine.fess@ or call 322-2152.

Breakwater holds Wine Extravaganza

Wine Extravaganza will be Monday, April 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. Ben Arnold and Breakwater are pleased to announce our Spring Wine Extravaganza on Monday, April 11, at Breakwater Restaurant. This wine tasting event is your opportunity to taste over 40 wines from around the world. There will be something for everyone and at every price point. The more you buy the more you save. If you love wines, then you don’t want to miss this great event. Remember Easter is just around the corner and what better way to find that new bottle of wine to share with friends and family. Admission to this event is $10. No reservation necessary.

Beaufort Writers meet

Beaufort Writers will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
at the Lady’s Island Airport Conference Room on Tuesday, April 12 and Tuesday, April 26.

Class focuses on Cogon grass survey training

Where: Beaufort Clemson Extension office, 102 Beaufort Industrial Village, Beaufort, SC 29906 Who: Anyone interested in helping to find Cogon grass, a very invasive plant, including landowners, farmers, hunters, naturalists, concerned citizens When: April 13, 6:30-8 p.m. Contact: Laura Lee Rose lrose@
 or phone 843255-6060, ext. 117 to register.

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Upcoming events at the Beaufort library

• Second Saturday Movie Matinee Saturday, April, at 2:30 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch Library. Join us for a free showing of “Tangled” (PG). Popcorn and soda are provided at no charge. • Lunch and Learn: Gone with the Wind 75th Anniversary Party Monday, April 11th from Noon to 1 p.m. Fans of the quintessential southern novel, “Gone with the Wind,” will want to attend a special Lunch and Learn discussion celebrating the novel’s 75th year in print. A special themed dessert will be served. • Annual Open House Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to Noon Enjoy Live music with the “rock and roll librarian” and be a judge in the Cookie Bake-Off Challenge. Those interested in competing in the Cookie Bake-Off challenge must register to compete. For more information about the Cookie Bake-Off Challenge call (843) 255-6458, email, SC Statewide or Adstop by the Beaufort Branch Library to pick up the rules and entry form.

Lady’s Island. The social begins at 6:30 and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. The Spanish mackerel will be mixing with the cobia within weeks. Two well known charter captains will present techniques using planers, spoons, and ballyhoo. Guests are welcome. For information, please call Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2020.

Local author holds book signings

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

Iron Mike Bike Tour on Parris Island

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

Golf tournament to benefit Young Life

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

Writer’s Workshop held at ARTworks

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1875 Gallons = $7,500 

2678 Gallons = $10,712 







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

April 7  

The Island News