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Beaufort Salutes! to honor WWII heroes

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Deputy Charles Wilson wins Criminal Justice Academy honor Beaufort County Sheriff ’s Deputy Sheriff Charles H. Wilson earned the SC Criminal Justice Academy’s J.P. Strom Award. Wilson was presented with the honor during the Academy’s graduation ceremonies held earlier this month in Columbia. The J.P. Strom Award is given to the student with the highest cumulative point total for all written tests given during the State’s mandatory nine-week basic law enforcement training. The award is named after J. P. Strom who headed the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division for more than 30 years. Strom was considered the driving force behind professionalism in South Carolina law enforcement. For his outstanding achievement, Wilson was awarded a plaque on behalf of the Academy. He will also receive a customary incentive payment. Wilson, a native of Chattanooga, TN, joined the US Marine Corps in 2002, where he served four years as a fire team leader and armory custodian. After deployments to Japan, the Strait of Malacca, and Iraq, Wilson ended his active service in 2006. He has since joined and continues to serve in the US Marine Corps Reserves. Wilson joined the Beaufort County Sheriff ’s Office in January 2009. Following last week’s successful completion of the SCCJA Basic Law Enforcement training, Wilson will now serve as a road patrol deputy for the Sheriff ’s Office Northern enforcement division.

First day fun at Riverview Charter and other public schools by John C. Williams

Beaufort County’s first charter school opened its doors Monday to laughing youngsters, relieved parents and excited teachers. Riverview Charter School’s opening had been in question earlier this summer due to issues about the racial makeup of its enrollment and its compliance with a federal desegregation agreement for the Beaufort County School District. Monday, though, all that was forgotten as children entered the renovated building at Burroughs Avenue in downtown Beaufort – temporary digs until Riverview finds a permanent home, expected to be closer to the Habersham neighborhood in Burton. Riverview first day of school

Beaufort Elementary first day of school - Jennifer Morillo

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founders. “It’s a wonderful day here and the kids are so excited,” she said as the first day began. “There are a few punch-list kinds of things to get finished on the building, but today, it works fine.” Eleanore Bednarsh, director of Riverview, said she was excited to finally have school underway, with students in classes, teachers teaching and volunteers helping guide everyone to the right spot. “We’re going to have a great year,” she said. About one mile away, Jennifer Morillo began her career as a school principal at Beaufort Elementary. About a month ago, Superintendent Valerie Truesdale named Morillo principal of the school to succeed Dr. Terry Hitch, who took a district-level job. Morillo previously was assistant principal at Lady’s Island Middle, where she had been named the state’s top middle school assistant principal last year. As the first group of students began lining up for lunch at Beaufort Elementary, Morillo checked in with the single-gender class to make sure the first day was running smoothly. The boys gave big smiles and thumbs up to the day so far. “The building looks fantastic,” she said. “The staff here has been wonderful to help get me up to speed and we’re all going to do great things.” Beaufort Elementary is the school district’s only National Blue Ribbon School, earning that top honor in 1998-99. Across the school district, it also was the first day of the mandatory student uniform policy. Each elementary and middle school was allowed to choose its uniform colors and most picked khaki, navy and/or black trousers or skirts combined with a selection of colored and collared shirts. Director of Riverview Eleanor Bednarsh

by Jim Hicks

Congratulations to LIBPA President Jon Rembold on his selection to be a member of the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce.

present treasurer for LIBPA and the Lady’s Island/St. Helena Fire District and coordinator for the Water Festival parade gives real meaning to the term “community leader”.

Located in the “Lady’s Island Commons” (area adjacent to the former Lady’s Island theater) is Mr. Jatin J. Patel, a Certified Public Accountant who also manages Hotel in which capacity he oversees the operation of hotels. Mr. Patel was originally located in Port Royal and recently relocated to Lady’s Island. Also located in the same building is H. E. Construction which leases commercial heavy duty trucks. In the two other buildings in the Commons are the law practices of the McDougal Law Firm and Quindlen and Merifield PA.

A plan for construction of a new $6 million bridge to replace the existing Highway 21 bridge over Albergotti Creek has been announced by the South Carolina Department (SCDOT) of Transportation. Funding for the project is expected to come from the federal bridge replacement program. No date has been set for the project to begin. The initial studies are being initiated at this time. At the present time the bridge sees 28,400 vehicles per day and is expected to see 42,200 vehicles per day by 2030.

Smokey Chef, a catering business owned by Chris Mixon, which recently relocated to the Lighthouse Center (next to the Lady’s Island Marina) is offering a variety of fare prepared on an outdoor grill from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Some of the items on the menu include pulled pork barbecue, dirty rice, coleslaw, fish and shrimp and grits.

Congratulations to the Lady’s Island - St. Helena Fire Department whose six member auto extrication team won first place (again) during the 104th annual conference of the South Carolina Firefighters’ Association competition recently held in Myrtle Beach. Another Lady’s Island- St Helena Fire Department repeat winner from last year’s competition was Firefighter Heidi Charest. She won first place in the women’s division of the Firefighter Challenge and was a member of the team that won the tandem division of the Women’s Firefighter Challenge.

Congratulations to LIBPA member Pat Harvey Palmer on her election as President of the Beaufort Lions Club. Pat, as a former President of LIBPA (two terms), past President of the Realtors Association,

Update: Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling

Trash transition appears to be moving smoothly The City’s tired residential garbage trucks were parked to rest (earlier this month), while Waste Pro, a highly service oriented contractor, assumed the responsibility of collecting garbage, yard debris and recyclables. While I am confident we made the right decision and selected the right vendor, I expected some bumps in the road during the transition. Notwithstanding door to door leaflets and newspaper advertisement explaining delivery schedules, I felt certain I would hear about problems. I was pleasantly surprised to receive only three calls which questions and not complaints. Wondering if I was missing something, I canvassed Council colleagues each of whom had the same experience. The City Manager provided the following in his weekly report. “The transition of residential waste services to Waste Pro started Monday, August 3rd. As of 9 p.m. Thursday August 6, approximately 3,360 homes (out of 4,200 units) have been serviced with all three services (garbage, yard debris and recyclables.) Staff received three complaints for missed garbage and two complaints for missed recycling pickups. Two of the complaints for missed garage were on days the residents were not scheduled for pick-up. However, Waste Pro resolved the issue by promptly picking up the material. “On Monday we (the City) received a report that a Waste Pro truck was leaking liquid form the trash compartment. The truck is new and this was the first day in service, a drain plug had worked loose. Waste Pro mechanics quickly corrected the problem. Since the transition, there have been 49 requests for recycling bins, outstripping the City’s available inventory; 200 new bins have been ordered with a three week delivery time.” It appears the transition so far is almost seamless. The better news is that it appears almost 50 families want to start recycling. 2

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As we move into week two and beyond, there will likely be glitches, concerns will arise and complaints will need to be reported so they can be addressed. For the quickest results go to where there is a link (about half way down the left side of the page) to the Waste Pro reporting system. If you would prefer the telephone, simply call 843-645-4100. Finally, please feel call us and will help get your report into the system. The City monitors the Waste Pro system reporting system and has access on a 24/7 basis. We have been guaranteed a timely response to complaints and have the ability to ensure this happens. So, please report problems if you have them. Without knowing there is a missed pickup, that debris was not handled properly or that you need a recycling bin, Waste Pro cannot respond. This highly advanced system is yours, so please do not hesitate to use it. On another, but related, subject, savings from outsourcing waste removal, the reorganization of resources within the public works department and a seasonal contract with an outside vendor presented another pleasant surprise. Many have already noted a more aggressive and thorough maintenance of rights of way of State roads. Additionally, you should soon see that public works staff will be able to be even more focused on parks maintenance and managing a broad array of public works challenges that were too often placed on a back burner due to limited resources. This is but another benefit from our decision to outsource some garbage pick up. These and other changes can only succeed if we get feedback from the residents. So, please let us know your thoughts by emailing us with concerns and, better yet, suggestions. . Mayor Keyserling’s email is

News Update: State Sen. Tom Davis

A conservative populist revolt There will be a march in Washington on September 12 to protest recent federal government actions – runaway spending, unsustainable borrowing, trillions of dollars in debt being passed on to future generations, attempts to nationalize health care and enact a ruinous cap-and-trade bill, the bailouts – and I will participate alongside thousands of other South Carolinians. America’s tradition should always be one of expanding individual liberty, but in recent years we have seen our federal government veer dramatically from the principles on which it – and this nation – was founded. And what we have seen in the past 200 days has been shocking. Our elected leaders seem hell-bent on deforming the relationship between the citizen and the state. I’m glad to see senators and congressmen so shaken by the raw town-hall meetings held in recent days to the proposal to nationalize health care (one-sixth of our nation’s economy). These politicians are not used to dealing with outraged individuals who have finally had enough, and their education on how far the policies now being pushed in Washington have drifted from the American mainstream is long overdue. The politicians in Washington tell us this anger is not genuine, that it is being whipped up by special interest groups. They’re wrong. I know that they’re wrong because I hear that anger at the community forums I regularly hold in Beaufort County. Folks from all over our county – from Hilton Head to Bluffton to Sun City, from Port Royal to Beaufort to Fripp Island – are furious. They realize something that makes America unique in the world is being lost. Actually, it’s those politicians who are beholden to the special interest groups. They have the usual suspects on board – PhRMA (the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America), the AHA (American Hospital Association), AHIP (America’s Health Insurance Plans), and the AARP (American Association of Retired Persons – leaning toward endorsement). But what they don’t have are the people those groups say they represent.

Look at the AARP. It has kind words for a health care plan that would cut several hundred billion dollars over ten years from Medicare, even though that plan is opposed by seniors more than any other age group. My constituents in Sun City who speak eloquently and intelligently against the plan are a far more authentic voice for seniors than the leadership of the AARP busy selling them out. And as members of Congress are discovering during their summer recess, cutting deals with the special interest group’s lobbyists to cram nationalized health care down the throats of Americans will not be enough – not when they are facing a genuine grass-roots revolt by people who are being ignored by everyone who is supposed to be representing them. The populism we are now witnessing has long been part of American politics. And while liberal intellectuals preach the virtues of populism when their leaders direct it against “the malefactors of great wealth,” they cry foul when it is turned against the aggrandizing of federal power. The stakes now are very high, and Mark Steyn puts it well: “When governments annex a huge chunk of the economy, they also annex a huge chunk of individual liberty. You fundamentally change the relationship between the citizen and the state into something closer to that of junkie and pusher – and you make it very difficult ever to change back. Americans face a choice: They can rediscover the animating principles of the American idea – of limited government, a self-reliant citizenry, and the opportunities to exploit your talents to the fullest – or they can join most of the rest of the Western world in terminal decline. To rekindle the spark of liberty once it dies is very difficult.” Those of us heading to Washington DC on September 12 seek to remind our elected federal officials of those “animating principles of the American idea.” Of course, they may well decide to continue “annexing all the responsibilities of adulthood” (Steyn again). But if they do, the flames of the conservative populist revolt will burn even brighter, and there will be hell to pay come election time. Tom Davis is the state senator for Beaufort County.

LIBPA scholarship awarded to Bill Evans in Leadership Beaufort Each year the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce conducts a program entitled “Leadership Beaufort” designed to identify key individuals in the Beaufort community and to connect them with prominent civic, business and government leaders to allow a better understanding of how our community works. The program is conducted over a 10 month period and requires seven Fridays and two full weekends. In support of this program the Lady’s Island Business and Professional Association (LIBPA) contributes $350 of the program’s enrollment fee for a Lady’s Island attendee. Bill Evans was selected to receive LIBPA support of his attendance in this year’s program. Mr. Evans and his wife Melissa reside on Lady’s Island. He is the Beaufort County School District School Community Relations Director and has served as principal of Hilton Head High School, Beaufort High School and Battery Creek High School prior to assuming his present position. He is active in the community and has been elected to serve as president of a Rotary Club this year. In addition to financial assistance with the Leadership Beaufort enrollment fee, LIBPA gives each individual selected a one year complementary membership in the Lady’s Island Business and Professional Association. We offer our congratulations to Mr. Evans and to both he and his wife, thank you for your contribution to the Beaufort community.


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Beaufort Salutes! show to honor World War II generation Beaufort Performing Arts is holding a fall fundraiser, Beaufort Salutes! October 9– 11. The festivities span an entire weekend and are devoted to saluting and commemorating the “greatest generation,” our World War II veterans, their families and the communities that supported them. Opening night will be Oct. 9 with a lecture featuring WWII veterans Fly Flanagan, Jimmie Leach, Charles Stockell, Capers Andrews and Bob Waldorp. This program will begin with a wine and cheese reception at 6 p.m., followed by the lecture at 7:30 and ending with a question and answer forum. Tickets are $15 for the lecture and $25 for reception with speakers and lecture. The fundraiser continues Saturday, October 10 with an evening gala at The Rainbow Club, Beaufort’s own WW IIstyle canteen tentatively set at the Beaufort Arsenal. Starting at 7 p.m., this event will feature fine food and drinks, dancing with Big Band music, the Beaufortette Cigarette Girls, a silent ‘vintage’ auction, and a Wall of Honor. Come dressed as 1940’s popular characters, film stars, and members of the military or Red Cross volunteers! Tickets are $75 per person. Individual and corporate sponsorships are available.

The series concludes Oct. 11 with two showings (3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) of the powerful War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War II. This show is a sentimental journey through a war that defined the world. This multi-media, living-history cabaret interspersed with actual veterans letters and headline news of the period. Twenty-two period songs lift the mood and juxtapose the anguish of war. Award winning artists Serena Ebhardt and David zum Brumnen fill the stage with war-time memories and nostalgic tunes. This family show allows the greatest generation to celebrate as the next generation contemplates. Tickets are $40, $35 and $30. BPA will be producing an oral historical documentary about events of WW II, a turning point in the lives of all Americans. If you have photographs, stories or memorabilia that you would like to share, please call BPA at 521.4145. Weekend passes are available for all three events for $140. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office, USCB Performing Arts Center, 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort, SC 29902, mailed in or at the website at

Profile Great brain, hard work, supercomputers and nanotechnology are taking Alaina Floyd places never seen by John C. Williams

From Beaufort to Clemson to the University of Washington, from Europe to the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee – Alaina Floyd is going places. To understand those places, though, takes a dictionary, Internet access and it really helps if you have a neighbor with a Ph.D. in chemical engineering or advanced therapeutic polymers… She graduated Clemson this spring with a degree in chemical engineering. She specialized in active research on “synthesis and swelling behavior of double-responsive photopolymerized poly (methacrylic acid) – block poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) brushes” – which, according to her dad the medical doctor, means she was seeking to create a more effective vehicle for specific drugs to release into a patient’s bloodstream.

“Currently,” Floyd said, “I am focusing on a project that will make a ‘star-like’ polymer having multiple arms with each ‘arm’ of the star having different properties, including the ability to respond to stimuli in their solution environment. For example, one arm may be water sensitive, another pH sensitive, while another could be temperature sensitive. “I am only in the beginning stages of this project, but I find the work very interesting, and when it does work, very rewarding. The results from this work will provide the fundamental knowledge necessary to understand the links between the individual interaction of each arm and how it impacts the star as a whole. “The synthetic strategy also paves the way to the development of new polymeric materials that have tunable properties and reversible interactions,” she said. “Applications for these materials may range from sensors and membranes for separations or energy conversion technologies to advanced therapeutics and markers for bioimaging.”

Alaina Floyd, daughter of Dr. Joseph “Chip” and Pam Floyd of Lady’s Island, recently earned a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, one of just 1,236 such awards in the country. It provides a $30,000 annual stipend for three years, a $10,500 cost-of-education allowance, and a $1,000 one-time international travel allowance along with access to a TeraGrid Supercomputer.

There. Got that? As she works on her star-shaped polymers to help future generations, Alaina Floyd also is a nationally-rated fencer. For the past four years, Floyd has found a sense of Zen-like calm in the art and sport of fencing.

While at Clemson, she also was one of 321 students in the United States to earn the Barry Goldwater Scholarship of Excellence. This scholarship is an elite recognition for undergraduate achievement in mathematics, science and engineering.

“I began fencing as a freshman at Clemson University, attending an introductory practice for beginners at the start of the academic year. From the first week, I have been hooked and never looked back,” she said. “My primary weapon is epee, which has a full body target, from toe to head. To me, fencing provides both a physical and mental challenge as you constantly try to figure out your opponent without letting them hit you. It is one of the best workouts, both mind and body.

She attended Lady’s Island Elementary from kindergarten through fifth grade, Lady’s Island Middle School from sixth through eighth grade, and Beaufort High from ninth grade until her graduation in 2005. “I hope to make a contribution to the field of advanced therapeutics through the application of polymer nanotechnology as I pursue my Ph.D. at the University of Washington,” Floyd said. Because she speaks in a realm rarely visited by most of us, here’s how she explains her work: “This is my second summer research internship at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) as part of the Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) program. CNMS is an open-access, state-of-the-art science facility, focused on new materials, new techniques, and new scientific phenomena. “I have worked on various projects, mainly focusing on novel polymers. Over the past two summers, I have learned how to make precisely-designed polymers using different techniques such as free radical and reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerizations. I have also learned how to utilize the different instruments available at ORNL to characterize these polymers, showing what type of bonding arrangements are present along with defining their physical properties.

The Clemson Fencing Team is unique in that it is entirely student led. The coaches are the senior fencers with the most experience. Many of these students take it on themselves to seek out professional coaches to receive lessons, which can then be applied to the team practice, Floyd said. Over the past spring, she traveled to Atlanta to train under Oswaldo Ortega at Fencing Star Academy, both to improve her fencing and to provide new ideas to the epee team. “In late February, I competed in a North American Cup (NAC) at Atlanta, and finished seventh out of 82 competitors in Division III and second out of 96 competitors in Division II,” she said. “Future plans for my fencing career include training at Salle Auriol in Seattle, Washington,” Floyd said. “I am planning on competing in Division I throughout the year and in several regional tournaments. Competing in a World Cup is a far reaching goal that I hope to achieve through a lot of hard work and dedication to the sport.” The Island News


News Foreclosure and bankruptcy report Courtesy LIBPA Newsletter When you compare the overall number of homes in northern Beaufort County involved in either foreclosure or bankruptcy in December 2008 to the number of homes involved in similar actions in July 2009 there is only minimal change. However, significant changes by individual areas did occur. For example, the number of homes involved in foreclosures or bankruptcy in the City of Beaufort dropped by 30%, while St. Helena saw a 93% jump in numbers, the Town of Port Royal increased by 129%. Although it is difficult to predict when and if the next wave of foreclosures and bankruptcies may occur northern Beaufort County appears to have, at least for the present time, stabilized in that regard. The same cannot be said about the area of Beaufort County south of the Broad River.

Foreclosure Location Dec 08 July 09 City of Beaufort 20 14 Town of Port Royal 2 7 Lady’s Island 16 16 St. Helena 10 14 Seabrook 3 3 Burton 1 0 Total Northern Bft. Cty 53 53 Total Southern Bft. Cty 180 313 Total Beaufort County 233 366


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Since December 2008 southern Beaufort County has seen the number of homes involved in foreclosures jump by 74% and the number of homes involved in bankruptcy action rose by 162% for an overall increase of 92%. Due primarily to the increased foreclosure and bankruptcy cases in southern Beaufort County the overall county experienced a 66% increase in the number of such cases over the last 6 months. Has northern Beaufort County seen the bottom in regard to homes involved in either foreclosure or bankruptcy proceedings? Only time will tell. It would appear that southern Beaufort County may have a way to go in that regard. Following are the statistics, derived from, on which the information in this article is based. Bankruptcy Dec 08 July 09 23 16 5 9 12 12 6 17 4 6 1 0 52 60 53 139 108 199

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News Beaufort Garden Club hosts September seminar as part of anniversary The Beaufort Garden Club is celebrating its 75th Anniversary with a day of Garden Seminars and Workshops called “Making It Lovely.” The day-long event will take place at the First Presbyterian Church Education Building, 1201 North Street on September 17. The presenters are expert gardeners with specialties to share with the gardening community. Registration forms are available at the Beaufort Visitor’s Center and the Verdier House or a form can be requested via email at A fee of $30 covers the two seminars and two workshops along with lunch. The deadline for registration is Aug. 31, since attendance is limited. The opening seminar speaker at 10 a.m. will be Sharon Sanders, a life-long resident of Beaufort County known for her creative decorating ideas and spontaneous presentation. She will demonstrate “Fall Decorating Tips, Using What You Have.” This will be followed by concurrent sessions open to preregistration: (1) “Special Event Arranging” with Kelly Lesesne, (2) “Small Treasures” with Diane Hubble, or (3) “Succulents” with Kathy Pender. A light lunch will be served between the workshop series. Sandwiches, chips, cookies and beverages are included in the registration fee. The afternoon series of workshops will begin at 1 p.m. with (4)”You Can Grow Roses in Beaufort” with Linda Peters, (5) “Underwater Arranging” with Kay Summers, or (6) “Container Gardening” with Debbie Hopewell. The workshops will conclude with a seminar at 2:15 p.m. by Laura Lee Rose, with the Clemson Extension Service, on “Lowcountry Ground Covers and Southern Grasses.” Previous gardening experience isn’t necessary to enjoy this day of learning. The series is open to novices or gardeners interested in expanding their understanding of Lowcountry gardening and decorating.

Historical Society names new board members Serving for a 2 year term will be Ovens of Hilton Head as President: Mary Lou Brewton, Vice President; Harry Chakides will be filling the well worn shoes of Bubba VonHarten who will now serve on the Board. Nancy Gilley takes the role of Recording Scretary. Corresponding Secretary, Linda Hoffman changes hats from her term as Vice President. Past President, Iva Roberts Welton, remains on the Board. New Board members include, W. Thomas Logan of Beaufort: Fran Heyward Marscher of Hilton Head: Mae Mendoza of Beaufort; and Michael Taylor of Hilton Head. Our esteemed Advisory Board includes, Dorothy Gnann, Beaufort; Ian HIll, Beaufort; Larry Rowland, PH.D., St Helena Island; Stephen Wise, Ph.D., Beaufort; Julie Zachowski, Beaufort. The members of the 2009-2011 Board will remain true to the 70 year old mission as stated in our constitution: The purpose of this society shall be for the collection and dissemination of accurate historical data with particluar emphasis on those of Beaufort County, the proper marking and preserving of its historic sites and the the study of history in general. The Beaufort County Historical Society is the oldest association in Beaufort county dedicated to the study and preservation of history. A member based organization, the society was established in 1939.

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What 2 Do Lands End Woodland River Festival Beaufort County Gamecock Club vs IPTAY Club Softball Championship Aug. 29 coming Labor Day weekend When: September 4-5 Time(s): September 4th - Old-Fashioned Fish Fry; 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. September 5th – All-day festival activities; 11:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m. Fees: Free admission; parking $3 per car; $10 vans; $15 buses Location: Lands End Woodland Beach; 6 miles south of Penn Center on Lands End Road, St. Helena Island. For more information, call 838-4503

Football cheer clinic Learn cheers, chants, jumps and dance from the Beaufort High School Cheerleaders. All participants will be invited to perform at half-time of a Beaufort High School varsity basketball game. Who: All students in grades Pre-K through 8. When: Saturday, August 29,–Prek to 2nd grades 8:30-11:30; 3rd-8th grades 1:00-4:00. Registration starts a half hour before each session. Performance will be on September 4 during half-time of the varsity football game. Where: Beaufort High School Football Field, Lady’s Island Cost: $35. Fee includes instruction, Cheer Clinic t-shirt, souvenir photo, and refreshments. Forms may be turned in to Beaufort High or mailed to Trish Caudle 4 Indigo Loop, Beaufort, SC 29907. Checks should be made out to BHS Cheer. Each session has limited space. Contact Trish Caudle at 524-4788 or or Carol Brediger at 525-0155 or

This first-ever game starts at 9 a.m. and continues until 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at Beaufort Academy’s baseball field. Details: - $40 to play (includes jersey & lunch) Limited spots available per team - $100 sponsor (logo on commemorative game jersey) - $6 for spectators (includes lunch of barbecue sandwiches and LT’s famous cole slaw and tater salad - BYOB, coolers welcome If you want to play, have questions or need info, please contact Phillip Lynn, 252-4872; Patrick McMichael, 812-4126; or Neal McCarty, 252-4890.

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Aug. 24 - 28 Elementary Schools August 24 Sweet & Sour Chicken w/ Rice Lowcountry Wrap Salad of the Day Vegetable & Fruit August 25 Turkey Parmesan Turkey Bacon Wrap P B & J Sandwich Vegetables & Fruit August 26 Cheese Pizza Meatball Sub Salad of the Day Vegetables & Fruit August 27 Soft Shell Beef Taco Ham & Cheese Sub P B & J Sandwich Vegetables & Fruit August 28 Chicken Patty Sandwich Italian Wrap Salad of the Day Vegetables & Fruit

Beaufort Middle Lady’s Island Middle Beaufort High August 24 Sweet & Sour Chicken w/ Rice Chicken Sandwich Salad of the Day Pizza Sub of the Day Vegetable & Fruit August 25 Turkey ParmesanNacho Supreme Cheeseburger Pizza Salad of the Day Sub of the Day Vegetable & Fruit August 26 Open Face Turkey Nacho Supreme Chicken Nuggets Salad of the Day Pizza Sub of the Day Vegetable & Fruit August 20 Soft Shell Taco Cheeseburger Pizza Salad of the Day Sub of the Day Vegetable & Fruit August 21 Meatloaf w/Mash Potatos Nacho Supreme Chicken Tenders Salad of the Day Pizza Sub of the Day Vegetable & Fruit

School News State’s Class of 2009 shatters record for college scholarships with $869 million South Carolina’s high school seniors in the Class of 2009 won a record $869 million in college scholarships. The $100 million increase from last year’s class led to the highest one-year total since the state began tracking the information seven years ago. Beaufort County public school students and their high schools reported $11,700,555 in total scholarships for 2009. That’s up from last year’s $9.9 million but still below the 2007 total of $11.95 million, the district’s highest since the state began collecting the totals.

The scholarship totals came from an annual survey of South Carolina’s local school districts, as well as public charter schools, the Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics in Hartsville and the Governor’s School for Arts and Humanities in Greenville. The State Department of Education estimated that 90 percent of the state’s scholarships are academic and 10 percent are athletic, although sports scholarships also have academic requirements. LIFE, HOPE and Palmetto Fellows scholarships represent about a fifth of the state’s total.

State Superintendent of Education Jim Rex said today that this year’s senior class total of $868,898,682 pushed South Carolina’s five-year scholarship to $3.5 billion.

The numbers represent two-year scholarship values for technical colleges and two-year schools, and four-year totals for four-year colleges and universities.

“The Class of 2009 set a new standard for South Carolina that’s going to be hard to top,” Rex said. “Their record-breaking total is a tribute to their hard work, but we also need to remember the support they received from their parents, teachers, guidance counselors and administrators.”

Previous scholarship totals for South Carolina were $581 million (2005), $614 million (2006), $684 million (2007) and $767 million (2008).

Lady’s Island Intermediate & Middle School Principal: Terry Bennett

Recycling and Collection Projects 1. Paper –Lady’s Island Intermediate and Middle School collects newspaper, magazines, phone books, and clean office and school paper. We have a collection bin on campus. We encourage families to collect at home and more importantly, we expect students and teachers to collect every day at school. The paper will be recycled. This keeps the waste out of the landfills and earns a small amount of money for the school. This is a great community service project for our students. 2. Ink Cartridges – Used and empty printer cartridges are collected and recycled at Lady’s Island Intermediate and Middle School. Teachers use these to obtain credits at the local office supply store to purchase additional teaching supplies. 3. Campbell Soup Labels – These have a value of one or two cents each. The PTO collects these and uses the money for various school projects. In the past the PTO has purchased chairs for events, speaker systems, paid for student rewards, etc.

Often the PTO will hold contests for students collecting these. Contest winners usually get a special off campus lunch with the Principal. 5. Aluminum Can Pull-Tabs - Guidance will coordinate this collection this school year. The aluminum pull tabs are collected for the Ronald McDonald House in Savannah. This is a great community service project for our students. 6. Books – Used student books are always accepted by the media center. Used books may be used in the media center or in classroom libraries. 7. Used Student Uniforms – What do you do with those student uniforms when you outgrow them? Donate your clean items to the school social worker and they are maintained in a clothes closet for students in need and in emergencies. Don’t forget about items like belts-We need them too! 8. Snacks and items for the Read-A-Latte Café – The Media center runs the Read-A-Latte Café as a reward for students who are being successful at school. Snack items, popcorn, bottled water, etc. are welcomed.

4. General Mills Box tops – These have a value of 10 cents each. These are very valuable and add up quickly for the PTO.

St. Helena Elementary Principal: Kay Keeler

The faculty and staff at St. Helena Elementary invite families to visit Tuesday, August 25 for an open house. Parents may review student work and displays in the halls and classrooms between 6:15 – 8 p.m. Parents with students in both buildings will meet with their child’s teacher(s) in the Elementary building between 7 – 7:30 p.m. The proud Panther faculty and staff will share more information about the exciting year planned for students. For more information, call the school at 838-6900 or 838-0300.

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Wow. What a sad day it was to see Earl and Elizabeth McMillen’s stunningly beautiful Old Point home on the water burned. “A lightening bolt went horizontally through the attic and burned a fist sized hole into my son’s bunkbed.” said Elizabeth. Fortunately, the family was not in town at the time, but were due to arrive from their second home in Newport just two days after the lightening bolt hit. So although tragic, the McMillens were actually very fortunate as the house was empty. A driver coming over the bridge spotted the flames on the roof and called 911. Earl had a den full of important first edition

history books which the neighbors carried out by hand, trip after sweltering August trip, to avoid getting water damaged from all the dripping hose spray from the attic. Friend and neighbor Heather Winch did a remarkable job coordinating rescue efforts for the house and its contents while the McMillens were away. It reminds me why Beaufort is great vs. a big anonymous city. People come out of the woodwork to help a friend/ neighbor in need here. The outpouring of help was amazing to witness and it was all heartfelt. It made me proud to live in this little burg.

Plaza Stadium Theatre Friday 8/21/09 Through Thursday 8/27/09 Shorts “PG” Showing Fri-Sat-Sun @ 1:45-4:00-7:00-9:00 Showing Mon-Thurs @ 4:05-7:00-9:00 Inglourious Basterds “R” Showing Fri-Sat-Sun @ 1:15 - 4:05 -7:00 - 9:35 Showing Mon-Thurs @ 4:05-7:00-9:35 District 9 “R” Showing Fri-Sat-Sun @ 1:15 - 4:05 -7:00 - 9:15 Showing Mon-Thurs @ 4:05-7:00-9:15 Time Travelers Wife “PG13” Showing Fri-Sat-Sun @ 1:30 - 4:15 -7:05 - 9:05 Showing Mon-Thurs 4:15-7:05-9:15 GI Joe “PG13” Showing Fri-Sat-Sun @ 1:30 - 4:15 -7:05 - 9:15 Showing Mon-Thurs 4:15-7:05-9:15

NEWS Beaufort Youth Orchestra auditions coming Aug. 27 CALLING FOR AUDITIONS August 27, 5:30PM Do you play? If so, why aren’t you playing with the Beaufort Youth Orchestra? It’s the start of the school year and our 2009-10 Season and we need musicians. No excuses JUST DO IT! Auditions are no big deal. You don’t have to be perfect or great. You just have to do DO IT! And we serve free ice cream at auditions to make it COOL !

Football cheer clinic

Learn cheers, chants, jumps and dance from the Beaufort High School Cheerleaders. All participants will be invited to perform at half-time of a Beaufort High School varsity football game. Who: All students in grades Pre-K through 8 When: Saturday, August 29,– Pre K to 2nd grades 8:30-11:30; 3rd-8th grades 1:00-4:00. Registration starts a half hour before each session.

Performance will be on September 4 during half-time of the varsity football game.

Where? Beaufort High School Band Room. Why Do I Have to Audition ? Auditions are tradition. It’s what musicians do to play in an orchestra. It’s not meant to be painful. In fact it helps so you have the correct chair. Its painless. It takes 5-8 minutes. You do 3 things: Play your selec¬tion of music, play your selection of scales, & sight read something that is provided. That’s it. And it’s done pri¬vately. Why Play? The main reason we play is because it’s fun! If you’re not sure try us out and if you’re don’t agree then don’t come back. We are absolutely confident that you will stay. Talk to someone who played last year and find out. Find out for yourself what BYO is about! We need you—woodwinds, brass, strings, piano, percussion. Come see what we are all about. For more information, call Ron or Greta Maddox 843 263-2190 or 843 4761310


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Local News Happenings “100 for $100” features five Lowcountry artists in ARTworks gallery The ‘100 for $100’ art show features work by Deanna Bowdish, Amos Hummell, John Crum, Peggy Carvell, and Stephen Kishel. The opening reception is Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. and the show runs through September 30. The hook? A hundred pieces of art each for $100 or less; larger, more expensive works available as well. All five artists strive to take the viewer beyond the expected, offering a fresh perspective and artistic voice. The show will encompass paintings, mixed media works, jewelry, and sculpture from the surreal to the abstract. All five artists have created their own following and are highly collected locally, regionally and nationally... John Crum will be presenting new never-before-viewed miniatures (4”x4” acrylic paintings on gallery-wrap canvas). At least 30 of this new series entitled “Sailing Among the Clouds” will be available... Amos Hummell’s series is “Missing Poissons” where intersecting arcs trace unseen fish shadowing about. “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach him to paint a fish, he might eat a fish someday, unless of course he’s a vegetarian, which I am.” The textures of the series are a proprietary blend of paint, Bisquick, and 11 secret herbs and spices, crackled in the lemony sunshine Nature uses to create real fish... Deanna Bowdish will fill the ARTworks gallery with an array of small-scale pieces from all four of her unique processes: mixed-media Lowcountry Pop, 3D jelly fish, abstracted acrylics on canvas, cut and sewn paper on canvas, all pursuing vibrancy by playing on the struggle between structure and chaos.... Stephen Kishel brings in much diversity, from small to large pieces, from natural and real to surreal and abstract: a frog on a leaf, peaking birds, as well as the new Star Seeds series, and one new nine-foot tall piece that is “pretty abstract”... Peggy Carvell will present a collection comprised of mechanical and industrial elements along with mixed metals, all fashioned together with rivets— ending in a very unique found-object piece of jewelry. “100 for $100” will be held at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street. For more details visit or call 379-2787.

Studio B Dance Centre opens in Beaufort Studio B Dance Centre (Studio B), owned and operated by Artistic Director Erin Demers, formerly of the Beaufort Academy of Dance, opened at 915 Greene St. in Beaufort and will host a grand opening celebration Saturday from 12-3 p.m. Guests will receive a tour of the studio, mingle with staff and dancers and enjoy light appetizers. Registration for the studio will be held August 20, 21 and at the grand opening on August 22. Studio B may be reached at 470-0141, studiobdancecentre@ or Demers, 25, began dancing in Columbia, South Carolina. Her training includes Dance World, Jessica Dominey School of Dance, Beaufort Academy of Dance, The Columbia City Ballet, The South Carolina Dance Conservatory, Hilton Head Dance Theatre, and Madelyn Walker School of Ballet. Demers has studied with some of the top teachers and choreographers in the business and has won many top dance, choreography, and costuming awards and was a Tremaine Scholarship recipient. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Carolina. Faculty of Studio B includes Heather Gwin, a rising teacher and choreographer who has won multiple scholarships and awards at American Dance Projekt, Hollywood Vibe, and Tremaine Dance Conventions and Melissa O’Quinn, Studio B’s ballet mistress who hails from Brazil, where she studied Royal Ballet at the Academia de Ballet Lin Penteado, Campinas.

Applications available for Fall Home & Garden Show next month The Home Builders Association of the Lowcountry is accepting applications for the Fall Home and Garden Show Sept. 25-26. The Home and Garden Show will be under one big tent at the Beaufort Town Center on Boundary Street where businesses will have an opportunity to showcase their product or service. With the remodeling and home improvements industry on the rise, this likely will prove an appealing event to locals. Registration forms can be downloaded at the HBA website,, or contact the office at 524-5203 for more details.

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Sports Family Fishing Tournament this weekend Monday night is Family Pasta Night! Featuring select Plums’ Pasta Dishes, $10

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club Annual Family Fishing Tournament will be held August 21-22. Applications are available at many of the local fishing supply stores and marinas. Registration begins on Friday between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Back Porch GrillPort Royal Landing Marina. The Captains’ meeting begins promptly at 7 p.m. All teams must have a representative at the Captains’ meeting. For BSDC members, the entry fee is $50 per boat and non members are $100 per boat. Saturday Aug. 22 is fish day. Lines in the water at 6 a.m. and the weigh-in is 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Port Royal Landing Marina. Desired fish to be weighed-in may arrive via land or water. Jordy Madlinger will be the weigh master. The species are as follows:

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There will be a special fly fishing category along with the outstanding female angler and youth angler. There will also be first, second, and third place for outstanding boats collecting the most number of points. First place five points, second place three points, third place two points. For more information, call Captain Tom Ogle at 521-4672 or Captain Frank Gibson at 522-2020.

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Pruning: Art, craft, science (Part II) by Michael Murphy

When it comes to tree pruning, arborists have to uphold a higher “standard.” The ANSI A300 Pruning Standards were implemented in 2001 to help standardize the language and procedures used when pruning trees. The wording, setting forth pruning standards, has been around for many years being used mostly in municipality and county contract specifications so that each bidder would have the identical description of what needed to be done. The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) thought it would be a great idea if homeowners had the same benefit of continuity, so they worked together to develop the following standards for all tree care services. It was designed to help us all understand exactly what will be accomplished in a pruning operation. The standard is divided into three parts. Branch Size-A minimum or maximum diameter size of branches to be removed will be specified to establish how much pruning is to be done. Pruning Objectives-There are two basic pruning objectives: Hazard Reduction Pruning (HRP) is recommended when the primary objective is to reduce the danger to a specific target caused by dead or diseased branches in a tree. Maintenance Pruning (MP) is recommended when the primary objective is to maintain or improve tree health and structure. This procedure is more thorough than HRP and would also remove those dead and diseased branches. Pruning Types-There are six to choose from: a) Crown Cleaning - this is the most common removing dead, dying, diseased or weak branches and watersprouts. b) Crown Thinning - increases light penetration and air movement and reduce weight. c) Crown Raising - removal of lower branches for clearance. d) Crown Reduction - decreases the height or spread of a tree. e) Vista Pruning – selective thinning of framework limbs to allow a view of an object or area from a specified point. f ) Crown Restoration – improves the appearance form and structure of trees which have suffered storm damage or have been improperly pruned. So pruning is technical on a professional level; it is more then just “cutting a few limbs off.’’ We, as arborists, have standards that we have been mandated to follow; but we should also have our own personal standards that we need to uphold. The mandated standards are out there and available for all to study and follow. Not everyone is using

them so there may be some bad pruning going on. Be careful who you emulate. For example, one of the main reasons that improper crape myrtle pruning has become such a big problem is because we are taking example from people who are doing it wrong. There is a false sense of professionalism that becomes associated with incorrect horticultural practices and procedures based solely on their widespread use and acceptance. Pure and simple, crape myrtles never need to be cut back to flower. If your landscaper told you they do, he is wrong. If your neighbor does it, he is wrong. Crape myrtles need a lot of sun, well drained soil and a little neglect. No matter what pruning objective is chosen from the standards, you have to ask yourself, “what is my tree going to look like when I’m finished?” How do poorly pruned crape myrtles look to you? Trees, grass and shade are another matter. What value do you put on your trees? Is your turf more important than your trees? How many of us have moved into our homes and had great growing conditions for lawns and now, 10-15 years later, wonder why we can’t grow grass. Our trees have helped change our private ecosystems from sun to shade. In some instances the trees can be crown cleaned or have their crowns raised but that may only temporarily get us out of the woods. Look at other opportunities. Shade gardens can be very creative. Increase your mulch beds and decrease your turf square footage. Turf is a high maintenance artificial environment that needs constant attention. Mulch beds need a little weeding and annual replenishment, much less when in the shade rather than the sun. I recommend that you increase your threshold for tolerance of the imperfect. Accepting a few bare spots in the lawn and even allowing for a little insect damage is acceptable. You built your house in the forest; accept some of what nature throws back at you. Finally, don’t fall victim of having to accept inferior quality work because your contractor has set low standards of quality for himself. You have paid for professional services to be performed; you deserve to get professional quality work. Michael Murphy, owner and founder of Preservation Tree Care, is an ISA certified arborist with 36 years of arboricultural experience.

Little bits of …. Royal Chatter by Peggy Chandler

“Save the Date“ fliers have been distributed to residents of Royal Pines in preparation for the next event. On September 19 the RPHOA will sponsor a “Dancing under the Stars” night at the Port Royal Landing Marina (off Rt. 802). Dinner includes barbecued chicken, coleslaw, pork and beans, and dessert. A local D.J. will provide music from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. You are asked to provide your own beverages. Ice and cups will be made available. This may be a wonderful opportunity for neighbors and friends of Royal Pines to meet some new neighbors and to enjoy the company of those you know and a great chance for all of us to come together as a community. Tickets will be on sale at the September membership meeting. As the 2009-2010 school year begins, the visiting grandchildren to Royal Pines are returning home and in some cases being “retrained.” My grandson spent his summer with us which gave me a chance to meet some of the other visiting grandchildren

as we gathered around our pools. The Sherard’s of Gator Lane are the “Grandparents of the Summer” in my opinion. During one two week period they entertained eight grandchildren along with the grand pets! It was a great summer and I look forward to the next school break. The Royal Readers got together to discuss “The Prodigal Daughter” by Margaret Gibson. Unfortunately, the book was not well received by the club members. It was unanimously decided that we would not recommend this book. The book selection for September is “The Master Butchers Singing Club” by Louise Erdrich. As a reminder: The RPHOA monthly Membership Meeting will take place at Lady’s Island County Club on September 2 at 7 p.m. All Royal Pines residents are encouraged to attend. For ideas and comments, contact Peggy at

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What is dog food? The Yuck Factor, Part One It would be nice if our dogs actually received the foods manufacturers lead us to believe are in each bag of chow. Plump whole chickens, choice cuts of beef, fresh grains, crunchy, fresh vegetables; all the wholesome nutrition your dog will ever need! This is what the U.S. pet food industry, at a profit of $16.1 billion per year, wants us to believe we are buying when we purchase their products.

melting” (Webster’s Dictionary). In other words, raw materials are dumped into large vat and boiled for several hours. Rendering separates fat, removes water, and kills bacteria, viruses, parasites, and other organisms. However, the high temperatures used (270°F/130°C) can alter or destroy natural enzymes and proteins found in the raw ingredients.

It is logical that the pet food industry is an extension of the human food and agriculture industries. Pet foods are a convenient way for slaughterhouse leftovers and offal, grains considered “unfit for human consumption” and similar wastes to be turned into cash.

To complete the horror story, the amount of grain and vegetable products included in pet foods has grown over time, often, in some cases, completely replacing the meat proteins. Early on this practice led to severe nutritional deficiencies and many animals had to die before science caught up to this practice.

Dogs, as omnivores, do well on a primarily meat-based diet. The protein (meat) used in pet food comes from a variety of sources. When cattle, swine, chickens, lambs, or other animals are slaughtered, lean muscle tissue is trimmed away for human consumption, along with the novelty organs that people like to eat, such as tongues and tripe.

Now, gluten meals, the high-powered protein extracts (and the stuff from China), are used to boost meat protein percentages. Corn gluten is most common because it’s really cheap. Wheat gluten is used to create the “shapes” we think dogs like to eat. It’s also used as the thickener in dog food “gravy.” As you might expect, foods containing high levels of vegetable proteins are among the poorer quality foods.

About 50% of every food animal does not get used in human foods, however. Whatever remains of the carcass — heads, feet, bones, blood, intestines, lungs, spleens, livers, ligaments, fat trimmings, unborn babies, and other parts not generally consumed by humans — is used in pet food, animal feed, fertilizer, industrial lubricants, soap, rubber, and other products. These “other parts” are known as “by-products.” By-products are used in feed for poultry and livestock as well as in pet food. Better brands of pet food, the “super-premium,” “natural,” and “organic” varieties, do not use by-products. On the label, you’ll see one or more named meats among the first few ingredients, such as turkey or lamb. These meats are still mainly leftover scraps; in the case of poultry, bones are allowed, so “chicken” consists mainly of backs and frames—the spine and ribs, minus the expensive breast meat. The small amount of meat left on the bones is the “chicken” in the pet food. Meat meals, poultry meals, by-product meals, and meat-and-bone meal are common ingredients in dry pet foods. The term “meal” means that these materials are not used fresh, but have been rendered. Rendering is “to process as for industrial use: to render livestock carcasses and to extract oil from fat, blubber, etc., by

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This handsome 2 year old male Chihuahua has been here since the beginning of July. He is the perfect lap dog, and would do best in a one dog home. For more information please contact the Beaufort County Animal Shelter with animal id# 292740.

NEWS Rotary of the Lowcountry The Corruption of English sets new officers by Ethard Van Stee

Rotary of the Lowcountry celebrated its annual Change of Watch earlier this summer at the Log Cabin at the Marine Corps Air Station. Change of Watch is a celebration of the induction of new officers. The officers are as follows from left to right: Doug Crowley (Incoming President), Bob Bible (Past President), Elliott Hagan (Club Service), Duke Hucks (Community Service), Gay Rodgers (Sergeant-at-Arms), Blake McDonald (Secretary), Graham Somerall (Treasurer), Rich Chiaviello (Vocational Service), Garrett Wreden (International Service). Not pictured, Bill Evans (President Elect), Alice Howard (Rotary Foundation). Rotary of the Lowcountry conducts fund raisers for many local and international nonprofit organizations including the Alzheimer’s Association, CODA, CAPA, Friends of Hunting Island along with many others.

We are famous for the plasticity of our language. New words enter American English and older words become obsolete. Purists in Germany used to decry the corruption of their mother tongue from the incorporation of English words into German. They derisively called it “Denglish.” Gallic language mavens have forever tried to maintain the purity of French. I don’t know French, but I would bet it’s been an exercise in futility. I suppose I will go to my grave tilting at one particular windmill, but enough is enough. “Amused” and bemused” are not synonymous. According to the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, “amuse” means to occupy in an agreeable, pleasing, or entertaining fashion. “Bemuse” means to cause someone to become bewildered or confused. A second meaning is to cause someone to be engrossed in thought. If you are a blogster or other language butcher who romps through the fields of the English language on a quest for shortcuts through the forest that is your native tongue, you need to sign up for a regular program of intellectual calisthenics. This word confusion, like so many others, is a product of intellectual laziness. You might ask, “What difference does it make?” It makes a difference because we need words to express thoughts. When we fail to make the distinction between amuse and bemuse, not only do we impoverish the language, but as a result we also impair our ability to express complex thoughts and ideas. Do u gt th pt? ;)

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That’s four months and four 4th Fridays to dream up a visual design that represents 12,000 square feet of dedication to the arts. The design that best shouts-out the vitality of the arts in the Lowcountry to the rest of the world will be printed on T-shirts and the winning artist will receive public acclaim. There is a $5 submission fee, which includes a design template, admission to the artistfilled ARTjam session, and elbow room to draw. ARTworks is the home of the Arts Council of Beaufort County in Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street, between KMart & BiLo. 843-379-2787,

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Martha O’Regan - Therapeutic Solutions B.E.S.T. Practitioner 1 Oakwood at Sam’s Point Rd 843-524-2554

BUILDERS Chandler Trask Broad River Construction (C): 843.321.9625 (P): 843.522.9757

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CLEANING SERVICES Merry Maids ~ Bob Cunningham522-2777 829 Parris Is Gateway Beaufort, SC

DENTISTs Jennifer Wallace, DMDPalmetto Smiles 843-524-7645

DOG GROOMING Carolina Canine LLC 843-441-7625 Professional dog grooming right at your door!

EDUCATION Karen Hawkins- Tutor 843-597-5384 Let me help your child gain confidence in school.

Coastal Body Health Lecian Henry Licensed Massage Therapist 843.812.8958 HOME and Business TECHNOLOGY Coastal Home Technology Carlton Bruner & Mark Turner (o) 843-522-9333

Si-Sys - Computer Consultancy Contact: Simon Jenkins Tel: 843-422-7766 Email: INSURANCE For All Your Insurance Needs Amy Bowman phone: (843) 524-7531 Andy Corriveau phone: (843) 524-1717

Tom Aydlette- Nationwide 125 Sea Island Pkwy 843-521-4663 Better Prices. Better Coverage Windy Vest- Turbeville Insurance Agency 33 Professional Village Cir. Lady’s Island 524-4500 Contact me for your personal or business insurance needs.

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Liz Oherron- Oherron Interiors 212 Merchant Ln A (Newpoint) (c) 843-263-8483 (o) 843-379-9995 Residential interior design

PEST CONTROL Tommy Collins- Collins Pest Control 843-524-5544 Complete Termite and Pest Control Residential, Commercial, Free Estimates, Licensed and Insured Jamie Stevens- Oasis Mosquito Systems

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Real Estate Laura S. Dahl Broker, ASR, ABR, E-Pro Advanced Real Estate Company (w)843-524-1617 (m) 843-476-5115 27 Tidewatch Circle Lady’s Island SC 29907

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REAL ESTATE Immaculate Mobile Lady’s Island 2 SKY COURT

1736 sq/ft, 3 BD, 2 BA, Walkin Closets, Fireplace, Huge Screen Porch, Large Kitchen, Utility RM.67 Acre Park like setting. Move in ready. MLS 119177 $141,000 Call Kim Carswell, Ballenger Realty 843-271-8283

Intracoastal Waterway Home w/ Private Pier Head- Shared Dock 32 Piccadilly CirclePleasant Point 4 BD/3 ½ BA- 3211 sq/ft on .92 Acres. Asking $699,000 Will consider rent to own. Kim Carswell ~ Ballenger Realty 843-271-8283.

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