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night at Give TheAll-you-can-eat Chocolate Tree will create blood, win car CONFECTION The Blood Alliance together with Lucas Honda and HondasForLess. Net announced that Martha “Sam� Cowan of Beaufort was the randomly drawn winner of a 2012 Honda Civic LX. “We had more than 80,000 donors participate in the Honda car promotion that started on August 31 last year,� said Valerie Collins, Chief Operating Officer of The Blood Alliance, which has been providing blood since 1942. “Our need for blood is constant and we depend on our community to make that happen. Providing the car as incentive to come in and donate blood brought awareness of our need to new donors as well as donors who hadn’t donated in a while.� Cowan was informed of her prize and was in disbelief. “Nobody ever gives me anything like this because I never win! What a surprise, I can’t believe it — is this real?� she asked. Cowan, a regular whole blood donor with The Blood Alliance, said, “I donate whenever my church (St. John’s Lutheran) hosts a blood drive. Whatever Sunday the bloodmobile shows up — I’m there to help my community.�




Opening reception held for mother and son gallery exhibit. see page 11


Gary and Donna Lang have a recipe for happiness. see page 12

By Tess Malijenovsky love for chocolate is a lasting desire. Just take a look at Beaufort’s local chocolatier,The Chocolate Tree, which has been in business for 32 years. The specialty chocolate shop will be busy once again preparing for its biggest event: the 28th All-You-Can-Eat Night on Friday, August 17. But the idea behind the popular candy buffet grew more out of necessity than creativity. “Honestly, way back when the heat in August was so hot and the electric bill was crazy, we just did it to pay the electric bill in August,� said Joy King, an owner of The Chocolate Tree.


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TCL to create agriscience biotechnology program Dr. Brad Collins, Beaufort Memorial laboratory medical director and chairman of the Beaufort Community Advisory Committee to The Blood Alliance, hands Martha “Sam� Cowan the keys to her 2012 Honda Civic LX.

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Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, the Technical College of the Lowcountry will begin offering courses in the rapidly advancing field of agriscience — a field of study that combines science and agriculture to enhance the production of plants, animals, and other related products. TCL recently received a $199,200 Advanced Technological Education grant from the NSF to develop an agriscience

biotechnology certificate program. “The agriscience industry expects a proficient workforce in South Carolina and needs workers who know basic laboratory procedures coupled with technical communications and analytical skills,� biology instructor Dr. Natavia Middleton said. “The agriscience industry will be one of the economic growth engines of the coming decades.� TCL continued on page 15


Annual Lands End Woodlands River Festival will be held. see page 18 INDEX

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Toxic fires continue to plague Burton Toxic fires caused by illegal burning of household and commercial material continue to plague Burton fire crews. Once again, on Tuesday, July 31 Burton firefighters responded to two illegal burning calls involving people igniting everything from garbage to commercial waste sending toxic smoke into the community. Tuesday morning just after 8 a.m., Burton firefighters were summoned to Broad River Boulevard where they found a resident burning material that was removed from demolished mobile homes which included plastic, metals, and paints. The fire was extinguished and the Beaufort County Sheriff ’s Office and DHEC were notified. Tuesday evening, Burton firefighters were called to a location on Seabrook

Items show plastics, metals and paints, which are illegal burning materials.

Road for a possible house fire. Fire crews arrived to find a resident who ignited his storage shed because “it needed to be leveled.” The fire was complicated by magnesium from metals that were inside the shed which were now burning and which explode

when water is applied, in addition to propane tanks also located in the fire. Firefighters also found insulation, paints, engine parts, and plastics inside the flames. “These fires endanger the entire community,” stated Firefighter Daniel Byrne. “Every chemical that comprises these items that we are finding — like plastics — turn into a gas when they burn and that gas can be breathed and cause long term effects and damage to people. Some are carcinogens” Fire officials state the situation is becoming dangerous with what is being burned and with little regard for basic safety precautions. “These fires spread fast and have spread to neighboring homes causing significant loss and damage.”

Sheriff Tanner to speak Burton man sentenced at LIBPA meeting to prison for drugs

A 27-year-old Burton man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Thursday for trafficking crack-cocaine and illegally possessing a handgun. Jermel V. James, of Broad River Boulevard, pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking crack-cocaine (second offense) and one count of unlawful possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. On October 13, 2011, Beaufort County Sheriff ’s deputies conducted a traffic stop on Alexandria Loop in Burton. During the stop, James ran off, but was apprehended a short time later. A search of his car revealed approximately 15 grams of crack-cocaine in the glove box along with a stolen handgun. James, who was convicted of

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is such great attendance that there was concern for fire code requirements. This year, those two sessions will be from 6:30-8 p.m. and 8:30-10:15 p.m. At the event adults of all ages (and their children too) can once again feel like a kid in a candy shop with the opportunity to sample chocolates until their heart’s content. “We tell them to pace themselves but they think they know better,” laughed Joy. A fresh batch of brittle will also be prepared and perhaps a new chocolate creation. The event is perfect for trying all the chocolates one’s ever shied away from. “It doesn’t feel like you’re losing anything if you try something when you can eat whatever you want — and

they may find new pieces they like!” The chocolate business began with Joy’s sister preparing candies for her children’s teachers for the holidays. When the teachers learned to make the candies, they wanted to learn how to make them too. Joy and her sister began giving lessons and selling supplies and samples. When people kept buying samples, well, they extended into a fullblown business. Sample for yourself all the goodies available at the All-You-Can-Eat Night at The Chocolate Tree, 507 Carteret Street, and feed your chocolate cravings. Tickets are $15 in advance and, if room is available, $20 at the door. For more information, call 843524-7980.

The Beaufort County Sheriff ’s Office is investigating a domestic stabbing incident that occurred Friday, Aug. 3, at 9 Bush Ivy Lane on St. Helena Island. Preliminary investigation revealed that sister Gennece Green, 43, stabbed her brother, Desmond Holmes, 34, with a knife during a dispute and physical altercation on the porch of their mother’s residence. Holmes was transported to the Beaufort Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Green and other witnesses were interviewed. Green has not yet been charged in the death of Holmes.

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Sheriff P.J. Tanner will be the guest speaker at the Lady’s Island Business and Professional Association meeting to be held on August 14 at 8 a.m. in the Beaufort Realtor’s Association Headquarters (behind BB&T on Lady’s Island Drive). The meeting is open to the public. He has been requested to include some of the following in his discussion: An overview of crime in Northern Beaufort County and specifically Lady’s Island; What is the appropriate role for the Sheriff ’s Department in regard to illegal immigration; and the impact of recent ruling requiring a magistrate warrant for arrest in domestic violence cases.

However, in the last three decades this annual event has evolved into a sold-out family tradition. Joy has watched families grow — before they had kids and after having several — and year after year they return to the All-You-Can-Eat Night. “We have people calling in May, ‘When is it going to be?’ And they schedule their vacations around it!” said Joy. Just four years ago, The Chocolate Tree began splitting the event into two different timed sessions because there



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Passing of longtime fire chief sparks memories It is with a saddened heart that the Lady’s Island-St. Helena Fire District announced the passing of a lifelong member. Retired Chief Clayton R. Ellis passed away Monday, August 6, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He is survived by his lovely wife Melinda, also a member of the Lady’s IslandSt. Helena Fire District, and a large extended family. Chief Ellis is remembered as the first paid fire chief of the Lady’s IslandSt. Helena Fire District beginning on September 1, 1970. He led the fire district from that date until his retirement on March 31, 2005, after more than 34 years of service to residents and visitors.

During his tenure, Chief Ellis built all five of the fire stations used today and hired many of the firefighters who still serve. He has been Chief Clayton heralded for R. Ellis contributions to Beaufort County through his work. Under his leadership, Lady’s Island-St. Helena Fire was the first in the county to provide first responder medical care, and one of the first to do so in the state. He was also the only fire chief who was certified

as a paramedic and volunteered with Beaufort County EMS for more than 25 years in various capacities. When asked to sum up chief ’s dedication to the fire district, his wife Melinda offered, “It was his life.” She said she spent their first wedding anniversary at a volunteer firefighter meeting. That was just a small example of his commitment to the safety of those we protect. Chief Ellis will surely be missed, but his contributions to the Lady’s Island-St. Helena Fire District, Beaufort County, and the surrounding areas will live as a reminder of a great man. Calling hours will be held at Anderson

Funeral Home on Robert Smalls Parkway on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. The funeral will be held at the St. John Lutheran Church off of Lady’s Island Drive on Thursday, August 9, at 10:30 a.m., followed by a procession of emergency vehicles and family to Beaufort National Cemetery. The procession route will leave the church at approximately 11:30 a.m. onto Lady’s Island Drive, across the McTeer Bridge into Port Royal. It will then turn right onto Ribaut Road and travel to Boundary Street. There will be elevated ladder trucks with a flag suspended between them over the procession route.

Remembering the remarkable life of Roger Steele By Scott Graber

My friend, Roger Steele, died on Saturday, August 4. Death came suddenly as he was getting ready for bed. He was with his wife, Cheryl. Who was Roger Steele? Roger Steele came to Beaufort in 1974, freshly endowed with a Masters in Fine Arts from Texas Christian University. He brought a remarkable capacity to teach drawing, printmaking and sculpture. And for many years he transferred these skills to thousands of young people at Laurel Bay Schools and at USCB. But who was this guy? You can learn something about Roger from his lithographs. You can see the purple plains of Texas (where he spent much of his youth); and the golds and blacks and magentas that speak of his time in Japan. He loved the soft, healing force of rain and that was a theme running through his work. But you can’t see his generosity. In the 1970s, our public schools were under-funded. The same might be said for Beaufort Memorial Hospital and a dozen other local organizations. Roger was not wealthy, but his work was acquired by museums and corporations throughout the United States. His

uscb gallery displays steele’s artwork An exhibit of Roger Steele’s “Valentines” will be shown in the USCB Gallery at the Performing Arts Center, USCB, Carteret Street, between August 11 and September 7, open 10 a.m. -5 p.m., Monday through Friday. This is a collection of 28 years of valentines sent to his many friends. An art scholarship has also been established in Roger Steele’s name. Donations may be made to University of South Carolina, designating the Roger L Steele Scholarship Fund, and mailed to the USCB Development Office, One University Blvd, Bluffton, SC, 29909.

Roger liked objects. He was a tactile person who liked to touch things. He spent Saturday mornings searching antique stores for those objects. lithographs were collected by private individuals and galleries from California to New York City. Roger routinely, consistently, cheerfully made art and donated that art (for fundraisers) to almost every civic organization in the county. He made posters, hung banners and coined slogans for literacy programs, fundraising dances and any project that needed graphics. I don’t think he ever asked for a dollar. It did not cross his mind. Roger liked objects. He was a tactile

person who liked to touch things. He spent Saturday mornings searching antique stores for those objects. When he found something he liked, he usually repaired it. Then he polished the piece. Then, without fail, he gave it away. One wanted to be near this generosity. So it came to pass that every Friday afternoon Roger and Cheryl Steele would open up their home (and their well-stocked bar) to anyone who might need end-of-the-week counseling. This standing invitation put pilots, mayors, architects and visual artists in contact with one another. One might see Jimmy Thomas (an architect) discussing building mass with David Porter (a Special Forces veteran); or Dean Moss (former Water Authority Manager) discussing the Savannah River Plant with Bill Rauch (former Beaufort Mayor). These Friday afternoons did not

exclude children. They were operating at a somewhat lower, alcohol-free level, but they were always there. Sometimes Roger would stop and remove a piece Roger of antique china, or Steele a Japanese basket, from a child’s hand while he refilled a wine glass. Sometimes not. Roger and Cheryl did not have children of their own. This is good because they adopted almost every child who wandered into their house. I believe Will Moss (who is producing segments of the London Olympics for NBC), Libby Davis (who went to the Governor’s School of the Arts) and my own son (a cinematographer) were influenced by the visual cornucopia presented on those long-ago Friday afternoons. Roger’s legacy is, of course, the Beaufort County children who learned about color, composition and texture at Laurel Bay, USCB and in his home on North Street. He will be missed by all of us. But he leaves something behind — something that is good, solid, substantial. the island news | august 9-15, 2012 |


health/voices Letters to editor

Confessions of a coffee snob By Pamela Brownstein

I didn’t always love coffee, but it slowly crept its way into my life, one bitter cup at a time, and now I can’t imagine going without it. Actually, I can, because I tried not to drink it when I was pregnant and it was awful. I missed the savory aroma, those first delightful sips, the distinct caffeine buzz that acts like a green light in my brain: now you can start to work. My parents drank coffee all the time when I was growing up and I loved the smell. Nothing wakes me up on the right side of the bed like the smell of a freshbrewed pot of coffee (cue cheesy Folgers commercial from the 80’s). It reminds me of warmth on cold New Jersey mornings and comfort knowing that no matter what the day brings, a hot mug of goodness is waiting just for you. As much as I enjoy the home brew, like any coffee snob, the best part about a sophisticated coffee drink is that you

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don’t have to make it yourself. Baristas practically live to serve a well-versed coffee drinker such as myself. Both coffee shops downtown have quality coffee and serve as natural gathering spots for friends or meetings. The Mint Mocha Frappuccino at Common Ground on Bay Street is simply amazing, but also addicting, so I have to limit my intake. My go-to at City Java is a non-fat vanilla latte, but I recently discovered the frozen cappuccino and it has been my favorite drink of the summer. I am also a huge fan of the coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts. In New Jersey there are Dunkin’ Donuts on almost every street corner, so when the one opened on Boundary Street you can bet I was one of

National Cemetery wall restoration is well done

the first people in line at 5:30 a.m. on the first day to get my free travel mug. I was devastated when Firehouse Books & Espresso closed. I would go there everyday before work with my Firehouse to-go mug and fill it with Snickerdoodle for $1. I have dreams about that coffee, it was excellent. Of course, I married a fellow coffee snob. Just as I worked in a coffee shop in college, he worked at a coffee shop in his hometown for seven years and perfected drawing a design in foam on the top of a latte. He likes to grind the beans, and his friend from work roasts his own beans and gives us a jar almost every week. That coffee is so bold, it’s a fabulous way to start the day. When my life was a little more laid back, I used to think the best way to enjoy coffee was slowly, in silence. But now with my hectic working mom schedule, I don’t care where I drink it, but I crave that cup of Joe more than ever.

This is way overdue, but whatever company did the restoration on the Beaufort National Cemetery wall did a top-notch job, and I’d like to thank them for their quality work, and the way their crew treated the landmark with such respect in their work and their behavior.

Matt Pieper is a special host, knows hospitality

Thanks for the profile on Matt Pieper. He was one of the first people we met when looking in Beaufort for a retirement location. Matt was the barman at the cozy wine bar at The Beaufort Inn. He was then, and remains today, a special host. He never fails to make his guests relaxed and comfortable, and goes out of his way to provide a wonderful experience whether it a meal or just a libation. Leigh and Stan Van Tiem Beaufort

What was I thinking? By Martha O’Regan

The quote “life happens for us, not to us” brings such clarity as to why certain people, situations and experiences have occurred in my life. The quote’s meaning also piques my interest in what is going to show up in the future. Understanding that our life unfolds for our growth and development gives the day to day a brand new perspective, allowing life to happen with more grace and ease rather than making it happen through force and resistance. So, why is your life happening for you? What are you learning from each experience that shows up for you? Think for a moment about what you are attracting into your life these days. Is it health or illness? Joy or frustration? Is everyday filled with drama, either your own or someone else’s? Does it seem like you are constantly attracting people who you feel you need to rescue or fix? Tune in to what is showing up for you and, most importantly, how you are feeling about it. If it feels good, don’t change a thing. But, if

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it feels like it could be better, then read on. As we focus on the magnetic aspect of our electro-magnetic physical makeup, visualize yourself as a giant magnet that is powered by your thoughts and feelings, constantly attracting and/or repelling people, circumstances and situations. What is the magnet pulling in or pushing away for you? Understanding that we create our lives through our thoughts and feelings can certainly bring an uncomfortable reality when we realize that we actually attract the gunk in our

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lives. Yet, on the flip side, accepting our magnetic capabilities can also empower us as we bring about extraordinary changes into our lives by simply changing our mind. Recently learning that every present moment experience is actually based on a past thought brought more awareness of my thoughts, feelings and perceptions as I anticipate my future hopes, dreams and desires. Every experience can create a laugh out loud moment because when the “gunk” shows up, I have to chuckle as I wonder, “What was I thinking to create this?” And when something fabulous shows up, I joyfully try to capture the feeling so I can “create more of that.” The reality that we are powerful cocreators of our life experience can be both scary and exciting, frustrating and uplifting, confusing and enlightening, all depending on our perception. An example of an experience that most of us can identify with relates to those times in our lives when suddenly our outflow is greater than our income due to unexpected repair bills or health expenses. What I

notice is if I get upset and go into a “this stinks” mentality, the situation continues to escalate as more bills arrive. Instead, as soon as I “feel the squeeze,” I consciously and consistently shift to a “trust that all is well” or gratitude for something other than the current situation. Before I know it, the situation balances itself out and life moves on. So, what do you hear in your comments and thoughts? If you are in constant frustration, become aware that your magnet is being powered by frustration, thus attracting more experiences to keep you frustrated. Instead, start seeing the good around you and see if more good starts showing up for you. I am not implying that positive thinking will always bring positive experiences, but we can certainly make the ride easier and more enjoyable as we evolve by shifting our perspectives, learning the lessons or seeing the good in the experience, even the upsets. You just might be amazed by what shows up. Live Well ... Have Fun!





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Staff Sgt. Carter remembered

Air station memorial service pays tribute to Marine who was shot in Yemassee By Lance Cpl. Timothy Norris

The Air Station chapel overflowed with Marines, family and friends for the memorial service of Staff Sgt. Jerome Carter, Friday, July 20. Carter, of Shreveport, La., was fatally shot in Yemassee on July 15. Born Sept. 5, 1977, Carter entered the delayed entry program in June of 1996. Carter was stationed in Beaufort for several years. During this time, he served with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533, Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 and Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 31. He deployed multiple times as a part of these units in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Carter’s ability to make those around him smile and laugh was recalled by his peers, who spoke at the memorial. “He was well known, loved and respected by many Marines and people of the Beaufort County community,” said Staff Sgt. Wesley Maynard. “He was very kind with a great sense of humor and could be a little sarcastic. That is what made him who he was.” Carter could also be found just by

Marines with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 31 present flowers to the family members of Staff Sgt. Jerome H. Carter in his honor during a memorial service held at the Chapel aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, July 20.

Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 31 Marines present roses to members of Staff Sgt. Jerome Carter’s family. Lt. Col. William Gray, MALS-31 commanding officer and Carter’s peers addressed the congregation regarding their memories of Carter.

knowing what day of the week it was. He was at the barbershop on Thursdays and Saturdays he would wash his car. Applebee’s is where he could be found on any given night, but to his friends it was known as “Carterbee’s.” Lt. Col. William Gray, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 31 commanding officer, recounted Carter’s efforts to lead, inspire and help the people who surrounded him on and off base. “Staff Sgt. Carter was a man that was

generous and a pillar to his community,” said Gray. He was also known for his professionalism and tenacity at work. Marines under his supervision surpassed expectations everywhere he went. “He had two priorities,” Gray said. “One was to have the best division in the entire Marine Aircraft Group, and second was to train his Marines.” The Air Station lost a maintainer, leader and friend. For those who knew

“His memory will always be with us and his legacy will continue through his children and the Marines he served.” Staff Sgt. Wesley Maynard Carter, they will always have their memories of deployments, work days and evenings of fellowship. “He will be truly missed,” Maynard said. “His death was sudden but his life was not faint. His memory will always be with us and his legacy will continue through his children and the Marines he served.”

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A new concept in recreational painting is now open in Beaufort. Local artist, Jocelyn Mims, is the owner of A Brush With Passion which offers a studio for members of the public to attend painting classes, or have private painting parties, and a gallery where local artists and artisans display and offer their work for sale. Located in the Carolina Cove Executive Center, 2201 Boundary Street, Suite 103, A Brush With Passion is a convenient destination from anywhere in the greater Beaufort area. The Studio will hold painting events several times a month. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite refreshments to the studio. Then, with all painting supplies provided, they will be guided with expert instruction to paint their own masterpiece based on

“A Brush With Passion” is owned by Jocelyn Mims. an image pre-selected for that session. Using acrylic paint on canvas and a lighthearted approach, even people who have never held a paintbrush can complete a fun project in just a couple of hours. The gallery will be closed Wednesdays and Sundays. Gallery offerings will include a wide range of art forms including paintings, prints, photographs, digitally manipulated 2D images, jewelry, ceramics, pottery, and more. For more information, to make reservations to attend an open class or to schedule a private party, call 843379-2297 or visit the website at www.

business tidbit: simply southern sold Darlene Kelly and Christina Zink are pleased to announce the sale of Simply Southern to Christina on August 1, 2012. Simply Southern is a unique and eclectic mix of antiques and consignment, offering a wide range of home décor, collectibles, and furniture. It is located at 709 Bay St. in Beaufort, and is open seven days a week. For more information, call 843-379-9790 or by email at

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From Barcelona to Beaufort, perseverance carries the day By Will McCullough

Will and Deena McCullough of Lowcountry Real Estate can be reached directly at 843-4418286 or via email at RealEstate@

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lowcountry social diary Showcasing the most happening events, people and gatherings Beaufort has to offer.

Congratulations to Jessica and Hampton!


lison and Mark Guilloud hosted a lovely engagement party at their Lost Island home for Jessica Rockwell and Hampton Long who will be married in two weeks on Sea Island, Georgia. The bride’s parents, Judy and David Rockwell, were present as well as the groom’s, Catey and Michael Long of Spring Island, and many well wishers. Here are some pics for you. Lanier Laney

The happy couple: Hampton Long and Jessica Rockwell.

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New show at Green Herring Gallery By Lanier Laney

There was an opening of a new art show at the Green Herring Art Gallery on the ground floor of the Eliot House, 1001 Bay St., titled “Mother To Son” (from a Langston Hughes short story) that showcased the mixed media work of Victoria Smalls and her son Christopher Smalls, age 20. The exhibit will run through the next month. Also on display are gallery owner Hank Herring’s meticulously crafted pieces, made from found objects and wood.

Artists Victoria Smalls and her son, Christopher.

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An in-depth look at the people, businesses and organizations that shape our community


a recipe for happiness By Lanier Laney

Gary Lang of Beaufort’s Breakwater Restaurant credits wife Donna with making him into a chef. Atlanta native Gary grew up in Gainesville, Ga., while Donna, though born in Michigan, was raised in an Atlanta suburb as a nice “Southern girl.” Says Gary, “I met Donna when I lived in Memphis and I was visiting my best friend in Atlanta. They lived in the same neighborhood and a group of us all went dining and dancing together. I dropped Donna on the dance floor several times that evening and apparently she was looking for a drunk white boy that can’t dance. There really isn’t any other explanation. We have been happily together 14 years this fall and married 13 years.” Donna realized early into their relationship that Gary was a great natural cook. He had been raised by a family with a huge passion for cooking where every family get together would turn into a contest to see who could cook the best food. Plus, Gary’s mother had been a successful caterer and owned a deli. Says Gary, “Donna knew how much I loved to cook and picked me up from the airport at 8 a.m. one Saturday and took me straight to an open house for the Culinary Arts program at The Art Institute of Atlanta. I had never even thought about culinary school, but loved the open house and she convinced me to go back to school. So we got married, and I moved back to Atlanta, started culinary school and here we are.” Once he graduated culinary school, he and Donna began looking for something on the coast since Gary had so enjoyed coming to Hilton Head while he was growing up. On the Internet, they found a little restaurant for sale in nearby Beaufort. They came down one weekend, fell in love with the town, and bought Bistro 205 on West Street. Gary’s dad helped build the bar. The early years were a struggle as the location had a very small kitchen with a host of problems. But they built a strong local following over nine years with Gary’s consistently good food, great bar atmosphere and Donna’s welcoming style. It was during this time that Gary hired Beth Shaw out of the Johnson and Wales culinary school to cook with him. About Beaufort, Gary says, 12

Gary and Donna Lang are the owners of Breakwater Restaurant and Bar, 203 Carteret Street, Beaufort, 843-379-0052, and also at 802 S. Main Street, Greenville, 864-271-0046. Visit

“Beaufort is full of not only great people but interesting characters. I have always been a Jimmy Buffett fan and he made a great living simply writing songs about all these characters he met in Key West. I feel like Beaufort is the Key West of South Carolina.” Adds Donna, “I like that we live in a town where I can walk into the bank and know the teller by her first name and she knows mine. I like that when I had surgery for breast cancer three years ago, I personally knew all my doctors and the staff who were taking care of me because they were also our customers. I like that this town supports each other no matter what.” A lot of couples say they would “crack” if they had to live and work with each other all day, everyday, but not Gary and Donna.“Gary and I are together almost every hour of every day. We truly enjoy each other and what we do for a living. It’s about compromise and commitment in both our personal and professional lives, and as long as I’m behind the wheel of the car and not him we will continue to get along just fine ... I’m a bad rider!” says Donna with a laugh. “One thing for sure, you better be damn good friends!” said Gary. Donna jokingly said, “I’m trying to learn to play golf so Gary and I have another thing to do together since we don’t see each other enough.”

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Three years ago they moved and opened the new Breakwater Restaurant with a new menu focused on updated Southern and Lowcountry favorites in a much larger, glamorous new space at 203 Carteret Street. It was an immediate hit, even though it opened during the darkest hours of the Great Recession. Open Table Diners soon named it the #1 restaurant in South Carolina, and it has won both Island News and Beaufort Gazette’s Readers Favorite Awards since then. In April of this year, the Langs opened a second Breakwater in Greenville with executive chef and owner Beth Shaw moving there to take over the helm. The restaurant there is doing amazingly well. Says Gary, “Beth and I write all the menus together. I’m in charge of the kitchen at the Beaufort location and hire and train kitchen staff members. I oversee all financials at both locations.” Adds Donna, “I oversee the front of the house staff for both Beaufort and Greenville. The bar and dining room managers report to me. My main role is to make sure all of our guests have a good dining experience. My job is like entertaining guests in our home every night.” During the past 11 years, Breakwater has grown from a small bistro with eight employees to a two location fine dining restaurant with 65 employees. And they credit the

staff as one of the major contributors to their success. Says Donna, “We are very fortunate to have the best staff available. Most of our staff has been with us for over three years and some as long as seven, which is rare in this business.” Gary adds, “We have a great staff and without them we could never pull off the quality and level of service we offer.” Donna and Gary’s work philosophy is the same. “Our philosophy is that you have to work hard if you want to succeed.” Says Donna, “I work as hard as my staff and don’t ask them to do anything I wouldn’t do myself. When we opened Greenville, I had one of the staff tell me they had never worked in a restaurant where the owner was polishing glasses and clearing plates. I told them I was there to support them and if that’s what it takes, then that’s what I do.” Says Gary, “I have to make sure our kitchen employees at both locations can cook our menu exactly like I would.” And consistency has been a hallmark of Breakwater’s success. Now that the Greenville location has been successfully launched, a chef who was brought in to help out in Beaufort during the interim has left and Gary is back full time overseeing the kitchen. With two successful restaurants, are there more Breakwaters in the future? Gary says, “I was thinking about a third restaurant somewhere but after opening Greenville I’m content with just two restaurants right now. That may change one day, but not soon.” Donna says, “No comment” to that question with a Mona Lisa smile. Gary and Donna have stuck to it through thick and thin to make their business the success that it is today. The restaurant has greatly improved the quality of life in Beaufort for both locals and visitors while also contributing to the revitalization of downtown and the Carteret Corridor. Plus, they give tirelessly both personally and through the restaurant to help dozens of charity events all year long. I wish there was some big award to give folks like them for what they have given all of us. Maybe the best way to thank them is by just continuing to show up at Breakwater — especially during these slow summer months!

Can cancer care have an extra measure of excellence?

Just days after moving to Hilton Head Island, Laura Braun received devastating news: she had breast cancer. Laura weighed a dizzying array of options, then confidently chose the Beaufort Memorial Keyserling Cancer Center. She was impressed by her experienced team of specialists, their close coordination with her Beaufort Memorial breast surgeon, and the center’s Duke affiliation. Because of that affiliation, she didn’t have to go far for the latest and best care.

- Laura Braun Hilton Head Island, SC


school news

A focus on students, teachers and educational events in northern Beaufort County

Exit exams at all-time high, PASS scores up Beaufort County School District receives a grade of 86 on federal accountability report Beaufort County high school students improved their 2012 exit exam performance to all-time highs, elementary and middle school students continued positive trends on statewide PASS testing, and 70 percent of the district’s schools rated an A or B on newly redesigned federal accountability reports released by the South Carolina Department of Education. The district as a whole received a score of 86, a B. “Achievement in elementary and middle schools continues to show a number of positive trends,” said Superintendent Valerie Truesdale. “And it’s very exciting to see how much our 10th graders have improved their performance on high school exit exams. Scoring above state averages on both the Math and English sections of the exit exam is validation of the hard work by our high school teachers and the leaders of all five high schools.”

• English language arts: AfricanAfrican students, Hispanic students and students from families with low incomes improved their performance in grades 3, 4 and 8. Hispanics and students from low-income families improved in Grade 7. • Math: All three groups improved in grades 4, 6, 7 and 8. Hispanics and students from low-income families improved in Grade 7. • Science: All three groups improved in grades 4, 6, 7 and 8. Hispanics and students from low-income families improved in grades 3 and 5. • Social studies: All three groups improved in grades 3, 5 and 7. African-American and students from low-income families improved in Grade 4, while Hispanics improved in Grade 6. All of the groups saw lower scores in Grade 8.

HSAP (High school exit exam) highlights HSAP (High School Assessment Program) testing serves as both a statemandated exit exam required for a South Carolina high school diploma and a federally mandated assessment program to measure high school progress. Public school students must pass both the English language arts and mathematics sections of HSAP to meet the state’s exit examination requirement for a diploma. The tests are initially administered in students’ second year of high school, and students who don’t pass both sections on their first attempts have additional opportunities to retake the tests they have not passed. During their initial attempt last spring, 81.4 percent of Beaufort County testtakers passed both sections of the exit exam. That represented a 4.3 percentage point improvement over 2011’s passing rate of 75.8 and a 10 percentage point improvement over 2006’s 70.1 percent. Beaufort County’s 81.4 percent

passing rate marked the first time that the district’s HSAP average has surpassed the state average (80.1 percent). Among individual high schools, Battery Creek High had a 78.9 percent passing rate in 2012, Beaufort High was 80.1 percent, Bluffton High was 86.5 percent, Hilton Head High was 81.7 percent and Whale Branch Early College High School was 79 percent. Looking at Math and English language arts HSAP tests separately, performance improved over 2011 in every demographic group. “The Board of Education specifically targeted the narrowing of achievement gaps in their expectations for the district,” Truesdale said. “To score at or above state average for AfricanAmerican students and white students shows a solid trend. Especially in math, African-American student achievement increased. We haven’t exceeded state averages for Hispanic learners yet, and

highlights of 2012 pass testing results

we’re continuing to focus there.” About half of the states require high school students to pass an exit exam, in addition to earning the state-mandated number of course credits, to earn a diploma. South Carolina also requires students to earn 24 high school credits to graduate. PASS highlights South Carolina and federal laws require end-of-year accountability tests based on state academic standards. PASS (Palmetto Assessment of State Standards) tests students in grades 3-8 in five subjects: English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Writing assessments were reduced in 2011 to only two grades (5 and 8) as a cost-saving measure by the state. PASS has three scoring levels, and students are said to have met the state standard if they score at either of the top two levels: • Exemplary — The student demonstrated exemplary performance in meeting the grade level standard. • Met — The student met the gradelevel standard. • Not met — The student did not meet the grade-level standard. For 2012, Beaufort County’s percentages of third through eighthgrade students meeting the state standard — a score of Basic — improved in 14 of 26 combinations of grade levels and subjects tested. All six grades saw increased numbers of students in the highest scoring category (Exemplary) in Math, English Language Arts and social studies. In science, all but Grade 4 improved. All six grades saw lower numbers of students in the lowest category (Not Met) in Math, English Language Arts and science. In social studies, all but grades 6 and 8 improved. Over the four years since PASS tests were first administered, Beaufort’s County’s percentages of students

meeting the state standard has improved in 21 of 26 combinations of grade levels and subjects tested. Federal accountability report highlights The new A-F rating system unveiled today resulted when the U.S. Department of Education approved a waiver application from South Carolina earlier this month that allowed the State Department of Education to revise how South Carolina schools and districts are rated under the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The new system replaces the 2001 federal law’s all-ornothing accountability system with one that awards letter grades from A to F for performance and gives credit for progress. NCLB requires schools and districts to break out their performance data into a number of student “subcategories” that include ethnicity, special education, poverty and limited ability with English. The new rating system incorporates performance in those individual categories into a single number that is used to rate the school on a 0-100 rating school, with 90-100 being an A, 80-89 being a B, 70-79 being a C, 60-69 being a D and anything 59 or below being an F. The Beaufort County School District’s overall score of 86.3 rated a B. The district’s elementary schools scored 90.4 for an A, middle schools scored 82.1 for a B and high schools scored 86 for a B. Twenty-one of Beaufort County’s public schools — 70 percent of the total — rated an A or B in the first official report under the new rating system. Fourteen schools – nearly half of the district’s total – rated an A. Seven received a B, five received a C, three received a D and one received an F. Schools graded A-C are deemed to have met this year’s federal accountability standards under the new system, while schools rated D-F did not meet standard.

USCB previews first student residence on Beaufort campus As the University of South Carolina grows its Studio Art program, the community is invited to preview the interior of the first student residence at the Historic Beaufort campus on Thursday, August 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. The residence, known to students as “The Grace White House,” is located on 802 Carteret Street. In celebration of the former owner of the house, Grace White, there will be an opportunity for those who knew her to write down their favorite memories in a book that will remain in the house indefinitely. Born on July 7, 1910, into a Marine family, Grace grew up surrounded by the local spirit of Beaufort. After graduating 14

from Beaufort High School in 1928, she pursued her goal of becoming a lawyer. In 1934, Grace graduated from George Washington University as the only woman in the class. She subsequently passed the bar exams for the District of Columbia and the state of South Carolina. She returned to Beaufort and began practicing law in 1937 as the first “woman attorney” in Beaufort. Later in the same year, Grace’s father finished remodeling an old house on Carteret Street, and the family moved there. Grace lived in this house until she was 98, and it continues to be known as the Grace White House as part of the Historic Beaufort Campus.

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The Grace White House on 802 Carteret Street.

school news from a member of the beaufort county board of education

The search for a new superintendent By Bill Evans

The process to select a new superintendent for the Beaufort County Schools has begun. On Friday, August 3, the Search Committee composed of co-chairs Laura Bush (Bluffton) and myself, Bill Evans (Lady’s Island) met with the other two committee members Earl Campbell (Whale Branch) and George Wilson (Callawassie). Also in attendance was member Ron Speaks and representatives of the media. The committee will recommend to the rest of the board at its August 7 meeting the following: 1. To initiate the selection of a consulting firm immediately and hopefully have that firm identified and under contract no later than September 1, 2012; 2. That following the selection of a consulting firm, a budget for the full process should be developed and approved by the board; 3. That the search should be national in scope; 4. That the new superintendent should be under contract no later than February 1, 2013, and at work no later than July 1, 2013; 5. That the new board members, once identified by the November 6 election, should play an active role in the selection of the new superintendent In 2006, the board was in a transition election, just as it is now, as it made the decision to hire Dr. Valerie Truesdale. It is important that this decision be made both by a group that is familiar with the relationship of board to superintendent, development of the budget (which starts in January), personnel issues and instructional programs that


continued from page 1 Agricultural production potential is excellent in South Carolina. The agriculture industry has a large impact on the economy in South Carolina generating almost $10 billion a year. Including indirect impacts, the agriculture industry totals almost $16.8 billion a year. The labor income is substantial as well generating $1.7 billion in direct labor income and almost $3.5 billion in total labor income. This income supports over 61,000 jobs a year and with another 55,000 jobs indirectly, totals 115,645 jobs. Biotechnology plays an important role in food and agriculture production. The use of technology with crops and animals is expected to be a critical factor in future efforts to increase crop yields and to expand food production. TCL’s experientially rich, crossdiscipline courses in the agriscience certificate program will allow students to attend part time or fulltime. Upon graduation, they will be able to seek employment or continue their education.

Bill Evans was elected to the Beaufort County Board of Education to represent Lady’s Island, District 7

form the basis for expenditures. It is just as important that newly elected board members, who will have to develop a relationship with the new superintendent, be involved. There is an equal need for balance and involvement. Keep in mind that at least three and as many as five of the present board members will transition onto the new board. While there have certainly been opinions expressed already that only the new board should participate, others feel that the present board should make the decision. Since I am one of the few who will be on either board, let me make arguments for moving forward now and including the new members when they are identified. We have appointed an experienced educator, Dr. Jackie Rosswurm, as the interim or acting superintendent. The board did this, I believe, to begin to move the process forward, to have someone who already was very familiar with the programs and personnel of the district and whom staff and community know well from her years at both the district and as principal of Hilton Head Island Middle School. This choice avoids a period of getting to know some other short term or interim leader who would only slow the progress of the district. There is also a cost savings here;

The program also will allow high school students to be exposed to agriscience and begin taking agriscience college courses while still in high school. In addition, the grant will allow TCL to: • Hold community information and seminars/workshops in TCL’s fourcounty service region that includes Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties. • Host agriscience learning activities for high school students. • Hold seminars and workshops on agriscience biotechnology at the Beaufort and New River campus labs for area high school teachers to provide hands-on-laboratory activities. This will increase awareness and implementation of agriscience into high school biology curriculum • Increase awareness of agriscience for area farmers and other agriculturebased businesses. The agriscience classes will be offered in a new biotechnology lab that was renovated and outfitted with funding from a 2010 Department of Education Predominantly Black Institution grant. The National Science Foundation is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 to promote the

Why do I think it’s important to begin moving and not wait until January to start this process? By the very nature of the business and human behavior, many are likely to resist moving forward or initiating new programs until they know who their new leader will be. although Dr. Rosswurm will receive compensation for taking on these duties, we will not incur the significant costs of bringing in an outsider (the last time we did this the costs were $13,000 per month) nor will we have the additional costs usually associated with housing or moving the interim administrator. A potential timetable for this process will include a minimum of six to eight weeks of community input following the selection of the search firm that will assist the board. In 2006, that included more than 25 meetings spread across the county with business and community leaders, SIC/PTO members, open public meetings, faith leaders, employee groups and students. These meetings and surveys of participants all help in defining the profile of the next superintendent and give us the ability to begin to solicit applications. As new board members are identified, they can come together with the existing board following the November elections, and assist in the interview process in its entirety; no interviews should take place, in my opinion, without an offer to the newly elected board members to participate. No offer should be made without the agreement of the majority of the new board. Why do I think that it is important to begin moving and not wait until January to start this process? First, by the very nature

of the business and human behavior, many are likely to resist moving forward or initiating new programs until they know who their new leader will be and what direction he/she might want to take the district. Second, for any new person coming in, it would be helpful, as they set new direction for the district, that they be in place as early as possible to help design program changes and select new personnel as we move into the 2013-14 school year. And third, it would be of great advantage for the new superintendent to be in place to help guide and give priority to the budget as it is developed this winter and into the spring. Such a timeline and involvement would allow the new superintendent to provide direction to professional development over the summer that may be necessary to initiate any new programs or approaches. For some this may sound ambitious, and I would quickly point out that these are my views and have not been adopted by the board. However, we have seen, as recently revealed by the new state report card on the district as well as all our schools that we are improving. It is important that we capture this momentum and continue to move forward. Whether you have children in the Beaufort County Schools or not, I encourage all of you to take an active role in helping to select the new superintendent.

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2012 Summer

Friday, August 10

Saturday, August 11

12:35 AM - 1:35 AM NBC Late Night: Rhythmic Gymnastics, plus the

12:35 AM - 1:35 AM NBC Late Night: Women’s hammer throw and

final in the women’s javelin throw

1:35 AM - 4:30 AM NBC Primetime repeat 10 AM - 10:40 AM Canoe/Kayak 10:40 AM - 11:45 AM Live Men’s Water Polo 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Canoe/Kayak 12:15 PM - 12:30 PM Swimming 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Synchronized Swimming 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM Swimming 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Rhythmic Gymnastics 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM Wrestling 3:30 PM - 4 PM Olympic Programming 8 PM - 11:05 PM NBC Primetime: Finals in Track & Field relays, plus finals in BMX Cycling, a men’s Volleyball semifinal, and qualifying in men’s platform Diving

5000m, and a men’s Water Polo semifinal

1:35 AM - 5 AM NBC Primetime repeat 10 AM - 10:45 AM Canoeing 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM Women’s Volleyball 12:45 PM - 1 PM Cycling 1 PM - 2 PM Rhythmic Gymnastics final 2 PM - 2:15 PM Cycling 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM Wrestling 2:45 PM - 3 PM Cycling 3 PM - 4 PM Olympic Programming 4 PM - 6 PM Live Women’s Basketball 8 PM - 12 AM NBC Primetime: Track & Field finals include

men’s 4x100 and women’s 4x400 relays. Also, the men’s platform Diving semifinal and final, and the women’s Volleyball final

Sunday, August 12

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he Lands End Woodland, Inc. of St. Helena Island will celebrate the 8th Annual Lands End Woodland River Festival on Labor Day weekend, August 31 to September 1. The festival is a multi-cultural community celebration of the Gullah ancestry and history of the people of St. Helena Island through music, storytelling, historical presentations, crafts, art and food. This year will feature the new “Water Walkers” fun ride — imagine running or walking in a hamster-like giant plastic bubble filled with air, but you stay dry in the middle of a giant wading pool. The River Festival has become an annual favorite for residents and visitors from Beaufort, Hilton Head, Columbia, Charleston, and Savannah looking to enjoy cultural festivities over the long holiday weekend. On Friday, August 31, beginning at 5 p.m., a good old-fashioned fish fry will include fried fish dinners and music on the riverbanks. On Saturday, September 1, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., center stage performances by choirs, dancers, musicians, storytellers, and re-enactors will entertain visitors on the site of the historic Riverside Plantation. This year will be the first time that PJ’s Jump-n-Climb Company will set-up a giant water pool for a fun ride for adults and children called

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Water Walkers, letting anyone walk or run on water inside a large plastic air-filled bubble without getting wet. There will also be fun for the entire family to enjoy Civil War and historical exhibits, environmental/ educational demonstrations, local art, crafts, food vendors and a tour and lecture at historic Fort Fremont at 2 p.m. on Lands End. The Lands End Woodland, Inc. is a nonprofit organization seeking funds to conserve the ecologic and historic natural treasures handed down by their

forefathers. The tabby ruins on the former Riverside Plantation are listed on the National Register of Historic Places as one of the oldest tabby sites in the state. The Woodland also offers access to the public to use the land for fishing, hunting, bird watching, dolphin watching, hiking, camping, and private parties on the beach. Environmentalist and philanthropist Ted Turner once donated a disputed parcel of land to the Lands End Woodland organization, during which he affirmed that he has “a special regard for the Gullah people as the heirs and protectors of one of the oldest living cultural traditions in the nation — one much older than the United States itself. He understands that this bond of community cannot be preserved unless people stay together, and they cannot stay together unless they have land where they can gather.” River Festival Admission is $3 for adults; children (16 and under) free. Free parking. The Woodland beachfront property is located on Lands End Road, six miles south of Penn Center on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive on St. Helena Island. For more information, please call 843-263-5261 or email rbrowne@ or visit the website at www.

Democrats to open campaign headquarters, hold rally By Theresa White

Interested in volunteering to help President Barack Obama and other democratic candidates get elected or reelected, but don’t know who to contact or where to go? Then attend one of the upcoming Democratic Volunteer Training Sessions, which will be held during the Soft Opening of the Beaufort County Democratic Party’s 2012 Democratic Party Headquarters for Northern Beaufort County. The Volunteer Training Sessions are scheduled for Aug. 13-17, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Democratic Party Headquarters will be located at 705 Carteret St., near the University of South Carolina Beaufort campus, between Prince and Duke streets in Beaufort’s Historic District. It’ll be sharing space with the Beaufort County campaign headquarters of Democratic First Congressional District candidate Bobbie Rose of Charleston. Its hours of operation will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, according to Beth Young, coordinator of the Beaufort headquarters. Members of both the Northern

Beaufort County Democratic Club and the Democratic Women of Beaufort group will provide volunteers to help staff the headquarters. The official grand opening of the 2012 Beaufort County Democratic Party Headquarters in Beaufort has been set for Saturday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The grand opening will immediately be followed by the 2012 Democratic Party Campaign Kick-off Rally on St. Helena Island at Penn Center’s Darrah Hall, which will begin at noon. State Rep. Kenneth Hodges will be the

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Athletes, volunteers help clean Beaufort High stadium Beaufort High School’s recently re-sodded stadium complex will get a pre-game clean-up this month as local boosters and athletes join hands to prep the campus for fall sports. On Saturday, Aug. 11, parents, business community volunteers and student athletes will converge on Beaufort High’s stadium for a major work day. In the days before and after, additional efforts will be under way. “Our goal is to make Eagle Stadium the hub of community activity for all the football home games, and then in the spring to attract more people to spring sports,” said Jonolyn Ferreri, president of the school’s Big Green Booster Club. “Beaufort High has strong academics and strong athletics, and we are proud to put in our hard work to help. The Aug. 11 community clean-up will include some of the following: • Spreading of new mulch; • Cleaning and re-hanging sponsor banners along the football field, fence and press box; • Tree maintenance;

Project Director Mike Ingram and Beaufort High School football players in 2011 help spruce up the stadium complex.

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that in just two short years the reality is almost there,” Ingram said. “We were very disappointed with the overall facility for the school, community and the field conditions for our young athletes,” he said. “What has happened in the last two years is nothing sort of remarkable and it’s a credit to the great volunteers and the local businesses who come on board to be a part of the Booster Club and to be a part of the new ‘Friends of the Program.’ “Our goal is a simple one, but one that’s forgotten so many times. These are our kids, our school and our community! If not us, then who? You know, it’s OK to start new traditions and to create a sense of pride for students and the community,” Ingram said. The stadium clean-up directly ties to Football Coach Mark Clifford’s motto of “One Team, One Family, One Community.” Additional booster work will be scheduled throughout the year, including fundraisers for all sports. For more information about the Big Green Booster Club, visit

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Wente went for the gold! By Terry Sweeney

Earlier this year, at the San Francisco Chronicle’s 2012 Wine Competition, American wines competed for bronze, silver and gold medals. More than 300 wineries sent their best to this: the largest competition of American Wines in the world. What interested me most, of course, were the medal winners under $20. I imagined these lesser-priced bottles arriving with their wine coaches in tow just like in the Olympics. “Make every sip count!” “Don’t pop your cork too soon!” “Remember, you’re in it to vin it!’” Hey, who says you can’t talk to a bottle of wine? I know I have. It’s perfectly normal. If you hear it talk back, however, then you’ve got a problem. Anyway, one particular winery’s name among the celebrated winners jumped out at me: Wente! Carolyn Wente lives right here, slightly west of Beaufort. The other part of the time, she’s oh-so-busy being the CEO of Wente Vineyards which was named in 2011 “The Winery of the Year “ by Wine

Enthusiast Magazine. Carolyn’s actually a fourth generation wine grower at Wente Vineyards (in Livermore, California) which by the way is the Terry oldest continuously Sweeney operated familyowned winery in America. What a pedigree! But that’s not all, this woman’s accolades have accolades — from being chosen one of the “World’s Leading Entrepreneurs” to being named one of the “Women Who Could be President” by the League of Women Voters. I wonder if I can get myself selected to be on the short list of “Winos Who Could be President” by the League of Women Drinkers. I better work on that. Heck, I better work on something — compared to Carolyn Wente I’m about as on-the-move as a Lipsitz Department Store mannequin. As for Carolyn Wente, when she’s not overseeing the making of her

fabulous awardwinning wines then she’s overseeing her beautiful and elegant Livermore eatery. The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards, while at the same Carolyn time planning the Wente next concert in her concert series — the renowned “Concerts at Wente Vineyards” that have hosted the likes of John Fogerty and Sheryl Crow. Just writing about this woman is wearing me out. I need to sit down and catch my breath and pour myself a glass of one of her “Best in Class” award-winning chardonnays. Back to the Vinolympics in ‘Frisco. In their categories, Wente Vineyards’ 2009 Riverbank Riesling ($12.99) won a bronze, and her 2009 Livermore Valley Sandstone Merlot ($14.99) won gold, while Wente Riva Ranch 2010 Chardonnay ($19.99) won silver. Of course, Wente won gold, silvers

and bronzes and other awards in the higher priced categories. For example, their Nth Degree wines — the Nth Degree Merlot ($59.99) won gold, and Nth Degree Syrah ($49.99) won Best of Class, and there were more. Every year their list of winners grows. I move we make Carolyn Wente’s California town of Livermore the sister city of Beaufort; and I’m not just saying that to get a “family and friends” discount at The Wente’s Wine Club. (OK, maybe that’s exactly why I’m saying that, but may I remind you we are not put on this planet to judge others — i.e. ME.) But if it’s too much of a stretch to make Livermore “Beaufort’s Sister City,” how ‘bout we anoint it “Beaufort’s Drinking Buddy.” That’s close enough. At the very least, let us offer our heartfelt congratulations to the wine Olympian who dwells among us ... well done, Carolyn Wente. We proudly raise our glasses to you. Now how ‘bout pouring some of that Wente wine into ‘em?! Cheers!

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Hello, again. Another new wine coming at us, again. And, actually, from a grape variety that we don’t look at all that often — Pinot Noir. This is a red variety whose name refers to the dark pinecone shape of its grape clusters on the vine (“pinot” is from the French for “pine” and “noir” is “black” in French). Poor Pinot Noir, though. Over the last several years we have tried and tried to drink Pinot Noir wines, but it’s been hard to get there. The grape itself is one of the more difficult to grow which tends to cause a wide range in the quality of its wines. And, then, along came a movie that made it sooooo popular that the retail prices on Pinot Noir wines became difficult too. Poor Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir’s home is the Burgundy region of France. It is a very old variety, only one or two generations removed from wild grapes. Interesting how even grape varieties have a line of historical development coming out of the Ice Ages. Today, there is a lot of different DNA research going on with this grape and some of the results are, to say the least, interesting. Just to give you an idea of what, listen to this. In the 1st century AD, Columella in a treatise titled “De re rustica,” discussed a grape similar to Pinot Noir that grew wild and possibly represented a direct domestication (hermaprodite-flowered) of the “vitis sylvestri” wild grapes. Much later, for a short while, it was thought that Pinot Noir was a cross of Pinot Meunier and another variety. But then they found out that Pinot Meunier is a chimerical mutation in its epidermal cells. Its gapes’ skins have two layers that each come from a different genetic parent. With these mutations, Pinot Meunier can’t be a parent of Pinot Noir. Later, again, research looked at Pinot Gris and its relation to Pinot Noir. This time the theory was that a somatic mutation in the genes that control the grape skin color may have led to Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc. Not right again, but at least now they know these three Pinot grapes are related somehow. To this day, there are more clones and variations of Pinot Noir (50 as opposed to maybe 25 for most other varieties). Bottom line is this grape is easily changed or crossed with another variety or misidentified. No wonder it’s a difficult grape to grow. Pick the wrong version for your soil and climate and you get yuck. Get it right, though, and Pinot Noir can make some of the very best wines in the world!

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Which gets to this week’ s wine. $ 97 $ 97 1.75lt 8 9 Having learned that$16.99 it’s such a hard variety to grow well, we1 3can 2 S elook a I s l to a n dCalifornia P a r k w a y for . 5 2 some 2 - 3 7 0 0of the best soil and climate combinations available for Pinot Noir. There are several Pinot Noir friendly areas that most of us have heard about, but our wine this week comes from only one of them — the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County. The Russian River AVA runs roughly from Sebastopol and Santa Rosa in the south to Forestville and Healdsburg in the north. The area of Russian River vineyard plantings is about one sixth of the vineyards in Sonoma. Some of the AVA’s best Pinot Noir wines are planted in”Goldridge soil,” sandstone of loam. Near Sebastopol a different soil that is more clay based, “Sebastopol soil,” also works well for Pinot Noir because it retains less water than Goldridge soil. And, a third soil from along the river banks is predominantly alluvial and good for Pinots as well. The climate in this AVA is characterized by cool morning fog and cool evenings.. (It’s really only 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean at some points.) This coolness is partly responsible for letting the grapes ripen slowly. Slow ripening intensifies the flavors that end up in our wine and help to avoid overripe grapes where the flavors turn to baked fruits that are not as good in wine. Grapes in the Russian River AVA are usually harvested a bit later than those in neighboring AVAs, again the slow ripening. Most of the wines from the Russian River are Pinot Noir, 29% and Chardonnay, 42%. (Another grape that originated in the Burgundy region of France so it makes sense it likes the same types of soils and climate.) Looking at all of California’s Pinot Noir production, the Russian River AVA is just shy of being 20% of the total. In the late 20th century, older clones of Pinot Noir were planted here, including Martini, Swan, Pommard and 115 others. The abundance of flavors and textures from all these clones came together 750 ML

and made what is now considered the Russian River Pinot Noir style — vibrant but pale color, lively acidity, cherry and berry fruit flavors, delicate aroma that includes earthy mushroom notes. Because pale wines did not score well in “official” tastings, wine makers started using longer maceration times to extract more color from the skins of the grapes, and new trellising systems in the vineyards that got more sun onto the grapes. In addition, the new trellising caused the grapes to ripen more, so more sugar means more alcohol that helps to support the fuller flavors. Success!!! A difficult grape found a home where it can grow well and make wonderful wines. So who makes our Russian River Pinot Noir? Pellegrini Family Vineyards. The Pellegrini family, two brothers (Nello and Gino) to be precise, who got involved in wine making in the early 1900s. They came to New York City from their home in Tuscany and soon made their way to California. In 1933, with the repeal of Prohibition, the brothers established the Pellegrini Wine Company. Nello’s son Vincent took over in the 1950s, and in 1973 bought a 70-acre ranch on Olivet Road in Santa Rosa, in the Russian River Valley. They converted the ranch from apple and plum orchards to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vineyards. Choosing these two varieties may have been partly luck, but they produced their first wines in the late 70s and labeled them Olivet Lane. The winery is still owned and operated by family members and still located on Olivet Road in Santa Rosa. The Pellegrini Olivet Lane Pinot Noir 2010 is our lovely wine this week. According to winemaker Daniel Fitzgerald, the vintage was an exceptional growing season. It had long even ripening of the grapes with low yields so the flavors were concentrated in fewer grapes. The wine is a dark garnet color, loaded with black cherry fruit flavors, some woodsy notes from the loamy soil, and licorice. The aromas include strawberries, dried flowers and spices. As good as it is now, this wine will age really well. There are fewer than 1,200 cases of this wine and it is 100% Pinot Noir. This wine is priced at $35 at the winery, but here, for us, it’s $19.99. Not cheap, but for a Russian River Pinot Noir, it is a deal. They don’t come cheap. But we have one that is a true value! Try it when you can, then remember it for special dinners and holiday meals. Enjoy.

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dining guide

A listing of local restaurants in northern Beaufort County:Your resource for where to eat AMATA THAI FUSION: 2127 Boundary Street, Beaufort Town Center; 843-379-9197; L.D. ATHENIAN GARDENS: 950 Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 379-9222; Greek; L.D.




Q ON BAY: 822 Bay St., Beaufort; 524-7771; Barbecue, Southern cooking;L.D. RED ROOSTER CAFE: 1210 Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 379-2253; B.L.D. RYAN’S FAMOUS PIZZA & SUBS: 14 Savannah Highway, Shell Point Plaza, Beaufort; 379-3479; L.D.

Road, Beaufort; 525-9824; L.D.

SAKE HOUSE: 274 Robert Smalls

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

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

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

SAN JOSE: 5 Sams Point Road, Lady’s Island, 524-4001, and 2149 Boundary St., Beaufort, 524-5016; Mexican; L.D.

BELLA LUNA: 859 Sea Island Parkway,

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


SALTUS RIVER GRILL: 802 Bay St., Beaufort; 379-3474; Seafood, upscale; L.D.

Corners, 1 Merchant Lane, Lady’s Island; 524-8779; Soups, salads, ice cream; B.L.D.


SAND DOLLAR TAVERN: 1634 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island; 838-3151; L.D.

BIG JOE’S BAR-B-Q: 760 Parris Island

SANDBAR & GRILL: 41B Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort; 524-3663; L.D.

9 Market, Habersham Marketplace; Mexican; 644-1925; L.D. Gateway, Beaufort; 770-0711; L.D.


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

BLUE DOG CAFE: 736 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island, inside The Lowcountry Store; 838-4646; L.

Sushi Sakana is located at 860 Parris Island Gateway, in the BiLo shopping center. They are open for lunch Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and dinner, 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and 4:30 to 10 p.m. Call 843-379-5300.

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

Upscale dining, tapas; D.


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


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

LOWCOUNTRY PRODUCE & CAFE: 302 Carteret St.; Beaufort; 322-



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

GREAT GARDENS CAFE: 3669 Trask Parkway, Beaufort; 521-1900; L.

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

Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 379-2122; L.


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

HOUSE OF TOKYO: 330 Robert

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


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

DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT: 1699 11th St. W, Port Royal; 524-7433; Seafood; D. EMILY’S TAPAS BAR: 906 Port Republic St., Beaufort; 522.1866; D.

FOOLISH FROG: 846 Sea Island

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

FAT PATTIES: 831 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort; 379-1500; L.D.


St., Beaufort; 521-4480; bar & grill; L.D. Smalls Parkway, Beaufort; 521-9011; Japanese; L.D.

ISLAND GRILL: 7 MLK Drive, St. Helena Island; 838-2330; L.

JADE GARDEN: 2317 Boundary St.,

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

JIMMY JOHN’S: 2015 Boundary St., Beaufort Town Center; 379-3009; Sub sandwiches; L.D.


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

KOOKY MOOKY’S: 101 Scott St.,

Beaufort; 521-4445; L.D.

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


FUJI RESTAURANT: 97 Sea Island Parkway, Hamilton Village, Lady’s Island; 524-2662; Japanese steak house; L.D.

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

FUMIKO SUSHI: 14 Savannah Highway,

Beaufort; 524-0918; L.D.

GILLIGANS: 2601 Boundary St.,

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

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

Island; 522-9700; L.D.

LA NOPALERA: 1220 Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 521-4882; Mexican; L.D.

LOS AMIGOS: 14 Savannah Highway; Beaufort; 470-1100; Mexican; L.D.

GRIFFIN MARKET: 403 Carteret St., 26

SGT. WHITE’S: 1908 Boundary St.;

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


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

SEA ISLAND PIZZA: 136 Sea Island Pkwy, Beaufort; 522-1212; L.D.

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1900; B.L.

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


Market, Habersham; 379-1719; L.D.


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

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


Beaufort; 470-0188; Ice cream and sandwich cafe; B.L.

MARYLAND FRIED CHICKEN: 111 Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 524-8766; L.D.

MEDICAL PARK DELI: 968 Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 379-0174; B.L.


Port Royal; 522-1222; Steaks, salads; L.D.

NIPPY’S: 310 West St., Beaufort; Seafood, burgers; 379-8555; L.D. PALM & MOON BAGEL COMPANY: 221 Scott St., Beaufort; 3799300; B.L.

PANINI’S CAFE: 926 Bay St., Beaufort;

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

SHRIMP SHACK: 1929 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island; 838-2962; L. SOUTHERN GRACES BISTRO:

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

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

SUSHI SAKANA: 860 Parris Island Gateway, Port Royal; 379-5300; L.D. SUWAN THAI: 1638 Paris Ave., Port Royal; 379-8383; Thai cuisine; L.D.

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

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

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

WEEZIE’S CRAB SHACK: 1634 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island; 838-2197; Seafood, burgers; L.D. WREN: 210 Carteret St., Beaufort; 5249463; Local seafood, steaks, pasta; L.D. YES! THAI INDEED: 1911 Boundary St., Beaufort; 986-1185; L.D.

379-0300; Italian, wood-fired pizzas; L.D.

PAPAYA THAI AND SUSHI: 1001 Boundary St., Suite D, Beaufort; 379-9099; L.D. PIACE PIZZA: 5-B Market, Habersham, Beaufort; 379-3287; L.D.

PIZZA INN: 2121 Boundary St., Beaufort Town Center, Beaufort; 379-8646; L.D. PLUMS: 904 1/2 Bay St., Beaufort; 5251946; Sandwiches, seafood, live music;L.D.

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Learn about canine behavior with Tracie Korol 10 HEALING HERBS FOR HOUNDS AND HUMANS

#6: Lemon Balm — it’s the balm! The clammy paralysis of anxiety has become almost routine for so many people that it is has become the new normal. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders affect 18% of the adult population of the U.S., or about 40 million people. No one tracks how many dogs suffer from canine anxiety, but experts peg the rate at somewhere around 30% and, many say, it’s probably rising. A canine anxiety epidemic seems out of sync with a world that includes organic food, daycare centers, and memory foam beds for that special canine in your life. There are dating sites for people partial to spending their free time with dogs and travel agencies that can plan entire vacations around you and your dog. In canine-obsessed times such as these, how bad could a dog’s life be? The truth is that most dogs aren’t along for the ride. Even the ones lucky enough to be adopted by responsible people spend a good part of their lives inside and on their own. They’re waiting for someone to come home, and they’re lonely. Even when people are home, they’re often distracted by everything they need to catch up on after a day away. And all that time on


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the phone, the Droid, or the computer takes time away from exercising, playing, and just plain hanging out with your Best Friend. A simple remedy for the stresses of everyday life, for you and your Best Friend, might be to spend a few quiet minutes sharing a cup of Lemon Balm tea (or iced LBT, given the season). While dogs generally aren’t all that wild about lemon flavor and scent, adding a dilute tea to the water bowl will hardly be noticed. Your dog will appreciate an addition of fresh chopped lemon balm to his bowl of chicken or fish, or a light misting of a lemon balm hydrosol. And certainly, he will appreciate a lemon balm-infused honey for a special spoon treat. Native to the Middle East, lemon balm traveled through all of Europe. Charlemagne ordered his subjects to

plant it, Benedictine monks put it in their monastery gardens, and Thomas Jefferson grew it at Monticello. Part of the mint family, it has known medicinal properties relating to the nervous system, assisting those who suffer from anxiety and related psychological imbalances. So widespread was lemon balm’s reputation for promoting longevity and dispelling melancholy that by the 17th century, French Carmelite nuns were dispensing their Carmelite Water to a faithful following. The lemon-balm infused “miracle water” was thought to improve memory and vision and reduce rheumatic pain, fever, melancholy and congestion. Lemon balm’s key constituents

include volatile oils, tannins, flavonoids, terpenes, and eugenol. Its terpenes are relaxing, the tannins have antiviral effects, and eugenol calms muscle spasms, kills bacteria, and has an analgesic effect. In recent years, lemon balm has made headlines for its ability to treat cold sores and other breakouts caused by the herpes simplex virus and as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Its strong performance in the Alzheimer’s studies and its safety make it a compelling candidate for a trial with senior dogs suffering from cognitive dysfunction, or to reduce the depression and agitation that dogs with cognitive dysfunction can display. People whose dogs’ flatulence drives them out of the room may especially appreciate lemon balm’s ability to reduce gas. Long considered a “universal remedy,” lemon balm is an herb that can be used for almost any ailment but is perhaps most strongly indicated in dogs with digestive problems, separation anxiety, sleep disorders, stress, and irritability. Plus, it’s tasty.

pet-related events Beaufort Dog hosts community yard sale

Beaufort Dog at 1307 Boundary Street will host a community yard sale to benefit foster dogs on August 11 at 9 a.m. Anyone interested in a spot, contact Kelley at any time before the event. Come get some great deals and support foster dogs. Proceeds will go to getting dog food to foster owners.

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Business After Hours welcoming new members will be Thursday, Aug. 9, at 5:30 p.m. at The Arsenal. For more information, contact Renee Faucher 525-8537 or

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The Nearly New Sale will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9, 10 and 11 at the Parish Church of St. Helena in the Parish House, 507 Newcastle St. in downtown Beaufort. Gently used clothing for men, women and children will be available at bargain prices, along with shoes, accessories like belts and scarves, pocketbooks and designer outfits. Proceeds from the sale go to church missions, and unsold clothing is donated to community organizations. Shopping hours are: • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9; • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10; and • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11.

Sportfishing and diving club to hold meeting

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club’s next meeting will be held Thursday, August 9, at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Lady’s Island, off Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 followed by a meeting at 7 p.m. Our guest speaker is Brian Frazier from SCDNR. He will provide a presentation to highlight local territorial sharks. He will discuss identification techniques, highlighting those that can be kept and those that must be released. He will also provide information on shark state records. For more information, call Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2020.

Beaufort Soil & Water board to have meeting

Beaufort Soil & Water Conservation District Board meeting will be held August 9 at 5 p.m. at 817 Paris Avenue, Port Royal. Agenda includes routine staff and partnership reports for the month of July 2012 and planning for Local Work Group meeting to prioritize resource concerns within the watershed that will prioritize USDA/ NRCS cost share applications. For more information, call 522-8100.

Don’t miss live music at Back Porch Grill

On Friday, Aug. 10, Vic Varner’s band will be at the Back Porch Grill at Port Royal Landing Marina, from 7 to 10

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p.m. Other musicians include Jevon Daly on fiddle, Andy Preston on bass, Kirk Dempsey on percussion and harmonica, and also sitting in is that famous girl singer Amanda Brewer.

City offers Affordable Housing workshop

An Affordable Housing Program Workshop will be held Wednesday, August 15, at 10 a.m. at the City of Beaufort City Hall, 1911 Boundary Street, in the 2nd Floor Council Chambers. The workshop is free, but please register by emailing shirley@

MARTeaNI Party is fundraiser at Saltus

Save the Date for the MARTeaNI Party on Thursday, August 16 at 7 p.m. at Saltus River Grill. No cover charge, special martini menu, great raffles. It’s a fundraiser for the Senior Citizens Tea, a 43 year tradition hosted by the MCAS Beaufort Officers Spouses Club.

Sea Island Quilters to meet, have speaker

The Sea Island Quilters will meet Thursday, August 16, at Praise Assembly on Paris Island Gateway at 6 p.m. Special guest speaker will be Lynn O’Neal who will talk about preparing quilts for long arm quilting and other helpful quilting tips. For details, call Marie Kositzka at 524-1755.

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Learn how to work with ARTworks auditions clay with Trevor Foster for ‘The Misanthrope’ Clay on Thursdays begins August 16 at ARTworks with Trevor Foster. Learn basic techniques or refine your skills and explore new techniques. Trevor Foster is a master potter, well known for his large-scale, statuesque urns and raku firing sessions. The handbuilding session is 10 a.m.-noon, and wheelthrown classes are 1:15 to 3:15, or 6 to 8 p.m. Glazes and firing are included: $125 plus $25 per 25 lbs of clay. To register:, 803707-5961, www.ArtWorksInBeaufort. org. ARTworks is located in Beaufort Town Center, at 2127 Boundary Street.

St. Peter holds session for ‘Returning Catholics’

“Everything you ever wanted to ask about returning to the Catholic Church, but were afraid to ask”: For those thinking about returning to the practice of their faith, as well as for those newly returned, St. Peter Catholic Church will have a Question/Answer session on Saturday, August 18, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, in the Adult Education Room of the Parish. This can be a great opportunity for persons to ask those questions. St. Peter Church further offers to returning Catholics a series of weekly presentations, before Christmas and Easter. These sessions also include time for questions and discussions that will be helpful. For more information, contact

TLC Ministries to hold Roc the Bloc music fest

TLC Ministries will hold a free Music Fest on Saturday, August 18 from 4-8 p.m. Free food and prizes! Roc the Bloc is a TLC Ministries’ event centered around youth and urban outreach, and will include live bands, speakers, and free give-aways. The event will be held in the field across from Wendy’s and next to Taylor Motors on Boundary Street. To help sponsor the event or volunteer, please call 843-525-1115. TCL Ministries also holds an ongoing Coffeehouse located in the “Book Nook” of TLC’s Thrift Store in the Beaufort Plaza every Friday from 7-8:30 p.m. The free coffeehouse hosts live music, free coffee and refreshments and is open to all. This is one of the first steps in creating a gathering for the community at large to begin a powerful partnership with TLC Ministries and others in the community to prevent and engage against addictions and homelessness, and create youth empowerment. For more information, call 843-525-1115.

August events held at the Lobeco library

• Anyone interested in learning how to plant a fall garden is invited to join us on Tuesday, August 21, at 4:30 p.m. Clemson Horticultural Agent Laura Lee Rose will be here to tell you when and how to get started to extend your harvest until it’s time to plant next spring. The Lobeco library is located at 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. For more information, call 843-255-6479.

Auditions are August 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. for “The Misanthrope” by Moliere, a comedy of manners in verse, in an original translation by Daniel H. Daniels at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center. The production is this November, roles are for high school ages and up. ARTworks is the community arts center in Beaufort, at 2127 Boundary Street. Call 379-2787 or visit www.

Sunset and Tapas event raises money for Habitat

Sunset and Tapas will be held to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity on August 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Beaufort Yacht Club. Entertainment provided by Amanda Brewer. Tickets are $35 and include hors d’oeuvres, a wine/beer ticket, entertainment and a beautiful sunset. A silent auction includes a week at the Inn at Aspen, 65’ yacht voyage to Hilton Head and dinner at the SC Yacht Club, rounds of golf, unique handcrafted items, and more. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Habitat at 5223500 or Ryan@LowcountryHabitat. org. The home is being sponsored by Cat Island and Royal Pines neighborhoods.

Beaufort Women’s Center offers support

If you are a post-abortion woman struggling through the pain of issues relating to an abortion experience, there is healing and hope. The Beaufort Women’s Center is offering abortion recovery assistance through “Healing Hearts,” a 10-week support group that will meet at the Center on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9 p.m. beginning September 6. All inquiries are confidential. Seating is limited so call 843-525-0300 today and let the healing begin. Ask for Susanne or Donna for more details.

August events planned at Beaufort library

• Second Saturday Movie Matinee: Saturday, August 13, at 2 p.m. there will be a free showing of “The Lorax” (PG). Popcorn and soda are provided. • Investment Fraud for Seniors luncheon seminar: Wednesday, August 22, at 11 a.m. The SC Attorney General’s office will present an information session to teach senior citizens how to identify the tips and tactics fraudsters use in financial scams. Lunch is provided at no charge. Registration is required. To register, call 843-255-6458 or via email at

Kiwanis Club to hold annual golf tournament

The 17th Annual Kiwanis Club of Beaufort Scholarship Golf Tournament will be Saturday, September 22, with 8:30 a.m. shotgun start at Ocean Point Golf Club at Fripp Island. Cost is $85 per player, foursomes. There will be door prizes and rounds of golf for winners. All of the proceeds will be used to benefit graduating seniors from Beaufort County schools with scholarships.

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

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weekend scenes from

march 1-7, 2012



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

happY wINOs

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

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


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

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

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



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

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