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Annual Festival of Lights dazzles this year at The Shed. see page 9


Cherimie Crane Weatherford’s sweet Southern style. see page 16

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‘exchange fear for trust’

Sitting down with the developers of the marina parking lot By Pamela Brownstein

When it comes to change in Beaufort, there is often resistance. It’s a natural response, considering so much of what makes our city wonderful is its historic beauty and dedication to preservation. The two men selected by the city to develop the downtown marina parking lot are keenly aware of this resistance and want to begin the process of engaging the community and gathering input about what would be best for that site. Jim Chaffin, of Beaufort, and Steve Navarro, of Greenville, are working together on this project and want the

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public to know that they have no set plans and want to create a sense of place that enhances and improves the already existing surroundings. “We have a sincere understanding that people have been used to seeing a parking lot. Our goal is to listen to the citizens of the community and to ask them, What do you think will be additive

and complementary to the downtown experience?” explained Jim. The two have made a point to meet with different groups such as neighborhood organizations, the Open Land Trust and Historic Beaufort Foundation, just to name a few. Steve said they are very interested in hearing from more people and that everyone has a voice when it comes to providing ideas for a positive contribution to our city. “Change very often equals fear of the unknown. We are asking the community exchange fear for trust,” Steve said. MARINA continued on page 2

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New 2014 Beaufort County land preservation calendar on sale now The scenic 2014 Beaufort County land preservation calendar, which displays a spectacular cover shot of a sunrise on the beach at Hunting Island State Park, is on sale at various locations both north and south of the Broad River. The 14-month calendar is comprised of several stunning outdoor photographs taken throughout Beaufort County. The pictures, generated through an annual contest, depict subjects shown within the The cover photo, Tree Roots at Sunrise, county seal, including oak trees, shrimp was taken by Scott Quarforth. boats, marine life, Lowcountry homes and waterways. The calendar also of the world will want one of these includes maps and information about calendars. The photographers who the history, traditions and natural contributed their work are exceptional. The calendars also make excellent gifts amenities of Beaufort County. Gary Kubic, Beaufort County and can be enjoyed every day for the Administrator, said the photographs next 14 months.” The calendar is an annual project are inspiring. “Anyone who appreciates sponsored by Beaufort County Council the outdoor beauty of our special part

to further public education regarding the Rural and Critical Lands Preservation Program, which has conserved more than 22,000 acres of properties throughout the county since 2000. It is available for $15 at the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce gift shop inside the Arsenal on Craven Street; the Beaufort Bookstore; the Downtown Beaufort Marina; Fordham Market, Bay Street, Beaufort; and the Beaufort County Planning Department on the first floor of the County Administration Building, 100 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. Calendars are also available for sale at the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce offices in Bluffton and on Hilton Head Island; the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn Plantation on Hilton Head Island; the Maye River Gallery, Calhoun Street, Bluffton; and online at the county website:

The investigation into and arrest of a Lady’s Island man for an incident of domestic violence ended in the discovery and seizure of multiple stolen firearms and quantities of illicit drugs. Deputies initially responded to a reported domestic dispute involving an assault at 26 Gay Drive on Wednesday morning, Dec. 4. Upon arrival, they made contact with a 19-year-old female victim who advised that she had just been assaulted by her boyfriend, 20-year-old Jabari Kadeem Simmons. The victim advised that after punching her in the face during an argument, Simmons fled the residence on foot, armed with a handgun. Believing Simmons may have gone to nearby family members’ home at 12 Ferry Drive, deputies went to the residence to attempt to locate him.


continued from page 1 “We want people to answer ‘what if?’ and ‘what could you imagine?’ and ‘what do you want to see downtown?’” Steve said. Jim discussed a mixed-use site that could possibly offer commercial, retail,


Number of new U.S. Marines set to graduate with Lima Company on Parris Island Recruit Depot on Friday, December 9.

Simmons was located in the hallway of the home and was taken into custody without incident. While inside, deputies also observed multiple firearms in plain view as well as noted a strong odor of marijuana. A search warrant was secured and all parties were detained. During the ensuing search of the property, investigators located quantities of marijuana and crack cocaine. Twenty firearms were also collected, and a subsequent check revealed that eight of them were flagged as stolen. Also found at the home was a 4-wheel ATV that had been previously

hospitality and residential space. He said there is a lot of talk about the need for tourism, but equally important is reinvigorating downtown and creating a sense of place that will attract locals too. “It’s like a three-legged stool, providing balance between historic authenticity, community livability and economic viability,” Jim described. Both are aware of the issues

reported as stolen. Five suspects, to include Simmons were arrested as a result of the search. The investigation remains active and additional arrests/charges are expected.

County legislative delegation to meet

The Beaufort County Legislative Delegation will meet on January 9, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. at 100 Ribaut Road, Beaufort County Government Center in Council Chambers located on the first floor of the Administrative Building. The public comment period will precede the business portion of the agenda. Any agency wishing to make a presentation to the delegation should call 843-255-2260 or email mirion@ by close of business Monday, December 30, 2013, in order to be placed on the agenda.

surrounding development including parking, displacing companies, environmental concerns, but they hope the opposing viewpoints can come to a consensus of intention and agree on a plan that becomes part of the charm of our 300-year-old community. “We hope to act as a catalyst and create an example of a delightful urban experience,” said Steve.

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Tis the season to Let the Good Times Roll! By Lanier Laney

It’s great when people who love to entertain buy one of the big old houses downtown. This past weekend there were several great Christmas parties there. On the Point, Sandra Kluttz had one Friday, Dec. 6, after Night on the Town. In Manhattan the “hot” party hors d’oeuvre these days is the retro “pigs-in-a-blanket.” Lantz Price does his take on the dish by wrapping andouille sausage with phillo, freezing, and then slicing into savory “cookies” that he bakes at 375 degrees in the oven until golden. The delish dipping sauce is a mixture of grain mustard and chutney. Sandra Kluttz took the same idea and flipped it with her yummy “pickles and pastrami” version. She first added minced garlic to whipped cream cheese and spread that mixture on thin sliced pastrami (or you could use prosciutto) then rolled whole refrigerated dill pickles with them, chilled in freezer, cut into slices and served. Guests were raving about them. Here are some pics for you from Sandra’s “Party on the Point.” (BTW, North Carolina native Sandra is one of the truly funny people in Beaufort whom you’ve got to get to know!)

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Carl Davis with Suzanne McGarity.

Fran and Chuck Symes with Catherine Griffith.

Maryellen and Paul Butare with Sandra Kluttz.

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Festival of Trees dazzles! Kudos to Fripp Langford and Chairpersons Drs. Gary and Patricia Thompson and Dr. Majd Chahin for a dazzling Opening Gala to the Festival of Trees which benefits Friends of Caroline Hospice this past weekend at The Shed in Port Royal. Big thanks to all of the 14 restaurants that served food and to DJ Ash Milner, as well as all of the hardworking volunteers. This year featured 81 trees and a special Memory Tree to honor the Friends of Caroline Hospice’s patients who passed away in 2013. Here are some photos from the opening gala for you:

The Shed decorated for the Festival of Trees.

Belton, Linda and Neal McCarty.

Mary Peterson with Nan and Mike Sutton.

Fripp and Jamie Langford.

Jeff and Valerie Althoff and Diana and Lundy Baker.

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Penny Williams and Cheryl Comes.

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Three days of holiday events draw crowds Last weekend was the annual kick off to the holiday season that started Friday, Dec. 6 with Night on the Town. It was a balmy evening and with Bay Street closed to cars Beaufortonians flocked downtown to shop, listen to music and socialize with friends and neighbors. Santa made an appearance and the Parris Island Marine Corps Band played during the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. Thanks to Main Street Beaufort, USA, for organizing an always fun event. Saturday, Dec. 7, saw the Light Up the Night Boat Parade and crowds lined up along the seawall in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park to watch the decorated boats light up the Beaufort River. Finally, Sunday afternoon was the Christmas Parade and families huddled together to watch schools, bands, politicians, organizations, churches and many other community groups display their floats. Although the weather was chilly, the spirit was merry and it was a fun way to wind down the busy weekend. Here are some pics from the three events:

ABOVE: Festive crowds gather at Night on the Town on Bay Street. BELOW: A member of the Parris Island Marine Corps Band. By Captured Moments Photography

School children dressed as elves waved to the crowd during Sunday’s annual Christmas parade as it made its way down Bay Street. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

ABOVE: Hundreds of people crowd the sea wall at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park during Saturday’s Boat Parade of Lights. Photos by Bob Sofaly.

The Water Festival Pirettes. Photo by Todd Stowe.


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Do you trust your dreams? Local author to release ‘Summon,’ the first in ‘The Summoner Series’ for young adults By Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer

Local author, Meredith Mawr, has written the first in a young adult series of six books that will be released on Friday, December 13. That’s right, its release date is no coincidence. The date, Friday the 13th, is known to many in the superstitious Western world as a day to fear. Mawr is excited about the date’s metaphoric relationship with trepidation, and she hopes the attention to the date attracts a crowd of curious young readers eager to delve into a fictitious world of paranormal activity. “Summon” is the first in“The Summoner Series,” and it is sure to captivate a young audience as well as an adult female fan base. Similar to the “Twilight” series, its target market are those readers looking for suspense and romance. And, for those who live in Beaufort, “Summon” acquaints us with a local teenager whose logical, rational world begins to change in strange and frightening ways. Electra Vance, a smart, small-town, Beaufort teen, receives an invitation to complete her senior year at elite Killewycke Academy, far from home. She’s excited to go, but almost immediately, unusual things begin to happen, including the onset of dark, ominous dreams. She meets Sam, a beautiful but mysterious boy who seems

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unexpectedly attracted to her. Though she struggles to understand his strange ways, Elle and Sam forge a friendship that develops into much more after he saves her life during an ill-fated rafting trip with friends Alex, Bowen and Camden.

The Killewycke workload is rigorous and Elle works hard despite the continuing dark dreams, often involving Headmaster Augustus Cyril and the particularly sinister history instructor, Marcello Solis. One day, her eccentric art teacher, Georg von Ruell, suggests that a decorative metal box, belonging to Elle’s deceased father, might be a mysterious “summoner’s box.” Logical, rational Elle dismisses his bizarre ideas. But scofflaw Sam gently coaxes her from her orderly, well-defined comfort zone, questioning her perceptions of the world, encouraging her to be more open-minded. He seems protective, shielding Elle from her fears and as they fall deeper in love, he confesses to some unusual abilities. With Sam’s assistance, she uncovers surprising information about her father’s past and a strange ability she may have inherited from him — and Elle hates surprises! Her wellordered life is crumbling in frightening and chaotic ways. The disturbing nightmares that seem to come true and menacing faculty encounters continue. Stress and academic pressure begin to take their toll on Elle. As threatening behavior from Mr. Solis escalates, she is forced to consider that her experiences might be beyond coincidental, that, as von Ruell suggests, there might be more to her box, her world and even

herself than she’d realized. In the story’s fast-paced culmination, Elle, with Sam’s help, uses her newfound knowledge and strength to escape Killewycke’s sinister forces, whose true identities have been revealed But, her biggest challenge comes in accepting her own identity as a summoner and in the shocking revelation of Sam’s. Local author Meredith Mawr is enthusiastic about the book’s release. “I’m so excited to be able to bring a character from Beaufort to life, to introduce her and the Lowcountry’s unique beauty to young adult readers,” says Mawr. The launch party for “Summon” is by invitation only on Friday, December 13. However, a public book signing will be held at Monkey’s Uncle, at 808 Bay Street in Downtown Beaufort on Friday, December 20, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. “Summon” is the perfect gift this holiday season for your tween or teen or romance-loving adult, and also the perfect opportunity to begin the camaraderie of book clubs. If you’re interested in offering “Summon” at a book club with your school or in your neighborhood, please contact Lorri Engle at 912-257-3971 or email

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school news

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

Board approves broader menu of learning choices The Beaufort County Board of Education approved a proposal to expand and diversify the school district’s menu of learning choices for students. The 10 curriculum options approved Tuesday, Dec. 10, include some that are already available, such as International Baccalaureate, arts infused and dual language immersion programs New options would include a classical studies program and college and career cluster communities, and schools will be able to suggest additional options for approval. Superintendent Jeff Moss said the goal is for each school in the district to have at least one program choice in place by the start of next school year. Information will be made available in plenty of time for parents and students to investigate their options and make choices. “A one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t address the fact that all children learn differently,” Moss said. “The more learning choices schools offer to students and parents, the more successful they’re likely to be.” “One school might offer a dual language immersion approach and teach students in two languages,” the superintendent said. “Another school might offer an artsinfused program where students interested in the visual arts, music and theater would still learn math, English and the other fundamentals, but those lessons would be done with an eye toward infusing the arts in lesson plans and class activities.” Schools that are not already providing program choices will have the option to

become schools of choice by applying to the district office to offer a district-approved program. The number of students who can be admitted to a particular school of choice will depend upon the number of available seats. School principals will discuss their possible program choices with staff and parents, and a survey will be sent home before the end of the year, with results expected by mid-January. Moss said that all schools in the district would maintain a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics focus, a program that normally might have been a choice option. All schools also would offer a core that includes the arts, world languages and technology. The initial school choice programs approved by the Board of Education were: • Advanced Math, Engineering and Science Academy (AMES): Designed for gifted and high-achieving students, AMES focuses on building rigorous math and science foundational skills taught through the use of science and engineering projects. • Arts Infused or arts integration programs: Students learn through creative instructional approaches and to express themselves creatively in the arts, including participating in performances, exhibitions of art work and special performing groups. Included are dance, music, theatre, visual arts and creative writing. • Classical studies: Offered at the middle or high school levels, these college preparatory courses of study feature mandatory courses in English, world

language, math, science, social studies and a school-wide participation in world culture studies. The emphasis is on critical thinking, participation in Socratic seminars and web-based learning. • Montessori: This popular instructional method is based on a child’s natural desire to learn. Students learn within a prepared environment of carefully sequenced materials and engage in independent tasks that they complete at their own pace. Multi-aged classrooms include lower elementary (first through third graders) and upper elementary (fourth and fifth graders). • Dual language immersion: Students learn in two different languages during the school day, which is typically split to provide content in English and then switching to the second language for the other half of the day. Students become fluent in two languages at the same time. Chinese and Spanish immersion programs are currently offered. • International Baccalaureate Program (IB): Students are encouraged to be active learners, well-rounded individuals and engaged citizens of the world. The three IB programs for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional, and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. • Project Lead the Way and Gateway to Technology (PLTW/GTT): This curriculum encourages hands-on engagement, problem solving and the use of technology for research, collaboration and project presentation. The high school

courses (PLTW) prepare students to pursue a post-secondary education and careers in math, science, engineering, and technology. The middle school engineering program (GTT) features a project-based curriculum and program so that students may design and test their ideas with advanced modeling software. • College and Career Cluster Communities: Students enroll in core academic courses and industry-specific classes related to work-based learning activities organized around one of five career themes: Finance, Hospitality and Tourism, Information Technology, Health Sciences, or Engineering. Students may obtain industry association certifications or licenses. • High school academies: These are small learning communities within larger schools that prepare students for college and careers within a focused field of studies and major area of emphasis. Examples include School of Arts, Communication & Technology, Health Professions, and International Studies & Education. • Early college high schools: In these schools, which feature partnerships with local colleges, students can earn both a high school diploma and up to two years of college credit at the same time, allowing students to dramatically reduce college costs. Bus transportation would be provided to programs within students’ choice attendance zones. Parents who choose programs outside their attendance zones would have to provide transportation.

Lady’s Island Middle Junior Leadership visits Penn Center Lady’s Island Middle School’s Junior Leadership class visited Penn Center on St. Helena Island on Friday, Nov. 15. The leadership class spent part of the day touring the facility and learning about Penn Center’s rich history. Ms. Ward was our facilitator for the day. The theme for this year’s visit to Penn Center was civil rights. The class was divided into groups and assigned to read important speeches written by

John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcom X, and George McGovern. Members of the Junior Leadership class read excerpts from these important historical figures famous speeches and discussed the meaning of the words that were used during these changing times. By comparing and contrasting these important ideas and speeches, the students are now better able to understand the views and opinions of

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our country during unsettling times. After lunch, the class toured the Penn Center grounds led by Mr. Middleton. They learned about the buildings and graveyards that are all part of Penn Center. They ended the day with a walk down the same path to a creek that Martin Luther King Jr. walked during his days at Penn Center. These walks helped him and inspired him to create his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.



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school news school notes BATTERY CREEK HIGH • The Bloodmobile will be at Battery Creek High on Friday, December 13, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by the BCHS Interact Club, community members are invited to come donate blood. BEAUFORT ACADEMY • Tuesday, Dec. 17: The 7th Grade will take a history tour in downtown Beaufort. • Wednesday, Dec. 18: Fifth and sixth grade Latin students visit Bayview Nursing Home to sing Latin Christmas Carols. • Thursday, Dec. 19: PreK through fourth grades present Christmas Around the World, 6 p.m. • Ongoing: All-school Coat Drive! The sixth grade is organizing the Coat Drive, which will run through December 20, in conjunction with FWDG’s 23rd Annual Coat Drive. beaufort elementary • The fifth graders will perform a sing-a-long called “Content Carols” from 2 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20 at the Beaufort Elementary School cafeteria. The students re-wrote traditional holiday carols using the content they learned in class. For example, “Here Comes Santa Clause” is now “Going to the Battlefield , and “ We Wish You a Merry Christmas” is now “Why Go West”? All songs were written by individual students. For more information, contact Angela

Second graders from St. Peter’s Catholic School visited the Hunting Island Nature Center during a recent class trip. During their visit, students were able to learn about local wildlife, as well as interact with certain species. Peterson at angie.peterson@ or 322-2600. BEAUFORT HIGH • Don’t miss the free Beaufort High Band Christmas Concert on Tuesday, December 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Arts Center at Beaufort High. You’ll be treated to favorites to get you in the mood for holidays. • Wednesday, Dec. 18, plan dinner at Chic-Fil-A on Boundary Street from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Tell your server that you’re there to support Beaufort High’s band, and a portion of the proceeds will be returned to the band program. The band’s horn section will be there to entertain. bridges prep • On Thursday, December 5, 2013, the new Bridges Preparatory School (BPS) board of directors elected the following officers: Chairman John

Holy Trinity Classical Christian School students recently concluded a physical education unit on sprinting. While all students saw an improvement in their speed or technique, the following students either demonstrated an ability to apply instruction and saw great improvements or they executed outstanding speed: Julia Davis (Kindergarten), Bryant Salley (1st Grade), Laney Sheehan (1st Grade), Amelia Burrus (2nd Grade), Micah Carper (3rd Grade), Eric Douglas (4th Grade), Tyler O’Neal (5th Grade), Sarah Lawrence (6th Grade).

Payne, Vice-Chair Charlie Calvert; Treasurer Eve Miller; Secretary Mary Hope Roseneau. Other board members include rotating members from its previous board, Amy Roberts and William M. Miley, as well as new board member, Brant Huff. WHALE BRANCH ELEMENTARY • December 12: Kid’s Club at the James J. Davis Early Learning Center, 6 p.m.

The Beaufort Academy sailing team finished second overall out of 15 schools at a regatta hosted by Richmond Hill High School. Above: Michaela Russell, Megan Potter, Drummond Koppernaes and Patrick Mazzeo sailed in the varsity division.

Congratulations to the Beaufort Academy Lower School, whose tree titled “Merry Christmas to “Chew” (a bubblegum inspired tree), won first place in the Schools Division at the Festival of Trees! Pictured: A group of BA 2nd graders in front of the BA Lower School Tree. Left to right, back: Claire Tumlin, Vann Hefner, Brock Bettle, Andrew Gates, Olivia Dinkins, Jenna Raber. Front: Margaret Hiers, Whit Suber, Thomas Hines.

Maddy Calawor sings a solo in “Silent Night” during a performance by Voices, Beaufort High School’s choral group.

Tamara Shields and Aamen Green sing in the show’s finale, “Slow Dancing in the Snow, ” complete with snow.

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BA unveils new scholarship Beaufort Academy is pleased to announce the Robert E. Hostilo Scholarship Fund, which has been established in honor of Robert E. Hostilo by his son, Mike Hostilo, a member of the BA Class of 1983. This generous scholarship has been created to help make a difference in the life of deserving students attending Beaufort Academy. Candidates must have the desire and ability to progress academically, socially and extracurricularly toward college matriculation, and have a considerable financial need for tuition assistance. Funds awarded through the scholarship will be applied directly to the students’ BA tuition.

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For 50 years, Beaufort Academy has been educating students and preparing them to become successful in college and beyond. This scholarship will help students who would not otherwise have the opportunity to attend Beaufort Academy, and in turn will assist them in reaching their educational and career goals. The first recipients of the Robert E. Hostilo Scholarship Fund are Zion Green and Chris Boggs. Zion and Chris are freshman at Beaufort Academy who are hard working and driven young men, active participants of the SADD club and members of the varsity football and basketball teams.

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

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his has been a big year for Cherimie Weatherford. Her husband changed jobs, she had a baby and opened a women’s clothing boutique called SugarBelle on Ribaut Road, all the while continuing her real estate business and writing column for The Island News. If you’ve read her columns you know that Cherimie is a funny, selfdeprecating straight-shooter with a big heart. She famously dubbed herself “Backwoods Barbie.” But her store is anything but backwoods — it is chic, urban, Southern and fun. SugarBelle’s motto is “Sweet Southern Style” and the store carries contemporary clothing such as stylish work attire, casual and cocktail dresses, Level 99 Jeans, Blu Gertrude jewelry, Western style boots, riding boots, sweaters, tops/blouses, scarves, plus a complete line of seamless wear (camis, leggings, slips). Cherimie grew up a Mississippi belle. When she had to come up with a name for the boutique, she said, “My grandmom always called me sugar this and sugar that, so SugarBelle seemed natural.” She met her husband, Reed, after she moved to Beaufort seven years ago. Cherimie said, “Reed and I actually met on the sandbar, my very first trip to the legendary lot. He walked right up to me and said ‘Hey.’ Apparently it was one heck of a ‘hey.’ ” They just welcomed their first child Mary Eleanor in October. Reed said, “One of my favorite things about my wife is her love and dedication. She goes above and beyond to make sure that Mary Eleanor, our daughter, and myself live each and every day to the fullest. She always has other people’s interest and concerns before her own. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about how lucky I am.” Good-natured Reed, who was raised in Beaufort, is the head golf pro at Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island and previously worked at Ocean Creek Golf Club at Fripp Island. Says Reed, “When we entertained the idea of her slowing her real estate career down to pursue a new interest, I never had a doubt. The success she had in real estate made a lot of people question, Why would she stop?” Cherimie adds, “I wasn’t ready to give up years of hard work in real estate but was at a point where my staff and coworkers could handle many of the daily tasks without me. I am fortunate to be surrounded by incredible professionals that I can trust to maintain


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my level of service.” The people who know her the best knew the idea of SugarBelle would be a success. And after only being opened six months, SugarBelle was awarded The Beaufort Gazette’s Best of Beaufort for women’s clothing and The Island News’ Favorites. Reed says, “Take her ideas and determination, mix it with some Mississippi soul, out comes SugarBelle. Hard work goes a long way; Cherimie’s will to succeed is second to none. We discussed the idea, and before we could finish our conversation you could see the wheels in her head turning. Next thing you know we have boots flying everywhere and women all over Beaufort telling us how amazing the shop is. I just smile and say thank you, and think about how Cherimie has touched so many people. It’s who she is and will always be.

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SugarBelle has allowed so many more people to see that, I’m just lucky enough to be able to experience it 24/7!” Her philosophy behind the shop is unique because the clothes aren’t the top priority. Cherimie said, “Women need each other more than they need designer shoes.” And in this same “woman supportive” vein, she says her shop is really about acceptance. “I felt there was a need in Beaufort for a small place for women to go that offered affordable, unique clothing but also fostered a sense of acceptance in a world where women can buy anything, but acceptance,” Cherimie said. “Basically I wanted that feeling that all women have when they can browse their best friends closet for just the right outfit. I consider SugarBelle just that.” And, yes, there is an actual bell at

SugarBelle — two of them. Cherimie said, “After being opened only one week I was so tired of hearing women bash themselves in our dressing rooms. Tears would often flow as they describe their bodies as being anything but OK. Size 2’s would complain about not enough curves while size 12’s would damn all food. It saddened me to hear even the most beautiful of women talk about themselves with such contempt. I immediately reverted to my roots. I brought in two cowbells. Anytime a woman started insulting herself or others, I would ring my cowbell with glee. At first it (literally) scared the pants off of many unsuspecting souls, however, it quickly caught on. All of our customers now know that if they want to beat themselves up, they best not do it at SugarBelle.” Cherimie adds, “SugarBelle is a place where women laugh, cry and play dress up all in the same visit. Women of all ages, shapes, and walks of life come through our door with their own set of worries. We laugh about life while choosing the best pair of jeans, we giggle about insecurities while zipping up dresses. And, even if just for a little while, women feel beautiful, important and perfectly capable of taking over the world.” And both she and Reed love Beaufort. Cherimie said, “There is no place like Beaufort. I have lived in the biggest cities to the smallest towns and nowhere held my interest until Beaufort. Having the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors 90 percent of the year, the blessing of being surrounded by a landscape that artists crave and seeing everyone I know at the local grocery store fits me just fine.” As for the future, Cherimie wants to continue helping others to reach their goals and feel their best. Also, there are plans afoot to expand the store and add online shopping and even hire a complete website staff.

get in touch • SugarBelle is located at 1440 Ribaut Road, Port Royal, SC, 29935. Call 843-379-4141. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Or you can shop directly from the SugarBelle Facebook page. • For your real estate needs, contact Cherimie’s team at Ballenger Realty, Cherimie Crane & Associates, call 843-812-2090.

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Coaches left to right: Jermaine Jenkins, Donnie Woodruff, Eric Schramm and Rod Miller. Top row, left to right: Toby Strawderman, Eli Hickey, Jacquez Sanders, Timmy Hamilton, Christian Miller, Shawn Chisolm and Kyle Flagg. Middle row, left to right: Jadon Grant, Dearius Hazel, Justin Smalls, Shamarr Hamilton, Xavier Delaney, Jaden Jenkins, Joshua Fields and Jacov’e Singleton. Front row, left to right: Alex Rooker Jr., Willie Webb, Joab Dowling, Cole McKelvey, Jermaine Fields, Andre Smith, Fabian Salazar and Kaedin Grissom. Not pictured: Elijah Fess, Donavin Ward, Omar Scott, Gabriel Hicks, Jaylen Roberts and Nicholas Marvin.

Beaufort Wildcats have a perfect season Congratulations to the 2013 Beaufort Wildcats of the Lowcountry Youth Football League, Pee Wee Division Champions for boys ages 10 and 11. The Pee Wee Beaufort Wildcats were undefeated for the season, 8-0. The league consists of nine teams from the Lowcountry — Allendale, Bluffton, Colleton County, Estill, Hampton, Hardeeville, Hilton Head Island and Ridgeland. The Wildcats age groups are 5-7, 8-9, 10-11, and 12-13. Come join the Beaufort Wildcats in 2014 by contacting Commissioners Donnie Woodruff at 812-0633 or David Woodruff at 575-1696 or for more details.

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arts & entertainment

Honky Tonk Angels’ Holiday Spectacular! The wild women of last season’s “Honky Tonk Angels” will reunite on stage at USCB Center for the Arts for their “Holiday Spectacular!” from December 19 to 22. Returning to the scene of last year’s hilarity are Sue Ellen, Darlene and Angel-la. They plan a reunion at the Hillbilly Heaven Club in Nashville for a Christmas show which, as you can guess, has many unplanned twists and turns in this comic escapade. They also have a new friend to add to the fun, Charilee, a gospelsinging soul sister and psychic manicurist. Revue a lively mix of countrified musical styles The show is full of musical medleys, classic Christmas songs and rock and country tunes with a special holiday twist. James Brown, Elvis Presley, Willy Nelson, Dolly Parton, Freddy Fender and the Beach Boys are just some of the artists represented in the lively, toe-tapping musical revue presented by four very talented Beaufort entertainers. Sue Ellen is the feisty, citified country girl who bought her nail salon with money she won in a lawsuit against her former employer for harassment. She’s been married and divorced twice but is not as tough as she seems. She is played by Penney Smith, who has been appearing on Lowcountry stages for the past 25 years. Some highlights include Chicago, Nunsense, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Little Shop of Horrors and Anything Goes. She was musical director for Always Patsy Cline at USCB, and is a vocalist for the Swingtime and Stardust Big Band Orchestras. Off stage she is the strings director for Beaufort County schools. Darlene is a young woman from the coal mining mountains of Virginia. She is the innocent one of

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the group — just a sweet, friendly girl who dreams of escaping to the big city and becoming a big star. Darlene is played by Elaine Lake, a seasoned performer who took 17 years off to raise two daughters with husband, Jason, before returning as a backstage assistant at USCB a few years ago. Last year’s “Honky Tonk Angels” lured her back in front of the curtain. Her long list of credits include leading roles in She Loves Me, The Boyfriend, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Arsenic and Old Lace and The Perfect Wife. Angel-la is an earth mother trying to find herself. After the original “Honky Tonk Angels” gig she decided to leave show biz behind and go back home to her husband, Bubba, and their six children. At first, she wasn’t going to join the others for the reunion but, even though she is now

expecting twins, she decides to go. So, leaving the kids with her Momma and Bubba, she heads for Nashville. Angel-la is played by Velma Polk, a Beaufort native who has sung professionally for more than 15 years. She comes from a musical family that includes her sons, Donnie and Ben, and brother, Doug. Charilee was recruited by Darlene and Sue Ellen to replace Angel-la. When Angel-la shows up, the three decide to keep their new friend whose psychic insights help them sort out their problems. Jan Spencer is a singer/songwriter who calls her singing style “smooth jazz.” Since arriving in the Lowcountry from Detroit she has performed in many local and regional jazz clubs and at concerts and festivals. She is pioneering the new concept of “Lowcountry Parlor Jazz,” with venues in private homes. Enjoy these good ole country gals and their escapades So, pick your date, buy your tickets early and come enjoy these good ole country gals as they sing their way through their comic escapades as only women who live on the wild side can! They are accompanied by musicians Art Perry on keyboard, Bob Bielski on bass and Buddy Kosic on drums. The production is by Ted Swindley, creator of Always Patsy Cline, and sponsored by Tumlin, Levin and Sumner Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on December 19, 20 and 21, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22, at USCB Center for the Arts at 801 Carteret St. in downtown Beaufort. Tickets for adults are $20-$25; seniors, $18-$20; students $10 to $15. Go to or call 843-521-4135. Tickets are also available at the door one hour prior to curtain.


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A preview of Giuseppe Verdi’s ‘Falstaff ’ By Alan Schuster

An exchange of letters occurred in 1891 between Verdi and his librettist, Arrigo Boito. Four years earlier they had worked together to launch his magnificent opera version of Shakespeare’s “Othello.” Knowing that Verdi was thinking about another Shakespeare inspiration, Boito wrote:“There is only one way to end your career more splendidly than with Othello, and that is to end it with Falstaff.” Two years later, Verdi, now 80, debuted “Falstaff ” at La Scala. It was an enormous success with numerous encores and applause for the composer, the cast and Boito, lasting almost an hour. Richard Strauss called it “one of the greatest masterpieces of all time.” Act I: The Garter Inn: Old Dr Caius accuses Falstaff and his agents, Bardolph and Pistol, of stealing his money. After driving him away, Falstaff hatches a scheme to woo Alice Ford and Meg Page, thus gaining access to their husbands’ fortunes. He writes love letters to both ladies, sending his agents to deliver them. Scene 2: Ford’s home: Alice and Meg discover that they have received identical love letters. Along with Mistress Quickly and Alice’s daughter, Nannetta, they resolve to teach Falstaff a lesson. Bardolph, Pistol and Caius tell Ford that Falstaff has designs on his wife. As the four women decide to send Falstaff an invitation from

Alice, Ford plans to trap Falstaff by visiting him under a false name. Highlights: Falstaff: “L’onore!” A bit of drama and a bit of comedy as he delivers a witty monologue about honor. The finale is a 15-minute marvel of composition. It begins with back-to-back quartets, first the ladies and then the men, both sung in a quick patter style as they hatch plans to embarrass Falstaff. A brief love duet with young Fenton and Nannetta softens the pace, but not for long. Now it’s a patter ensemble with all eight voices joining in a whirlwind finish. Someone once said that listening to Falstaff is like being pushed through a gallery of Italian masters in a wheelchair at a trot. Act II: Quickly visits Falstaff to arrange a tryst with Alice, adding that Meg also fancies him. Ford arrives, introduced as Fontana, and confides his failed attempts to woo Alice. He offers to pay Falstaff to seduce her, thereby making it easier for him to do so. Falstaff agrees, and when he leaves, Ford resolves to ambush Alice and Falstaff when they meet. Scene 2: When Nannetta complains that her father wants her to marry Caius, the women promise to help bring the couple together. Alone, Alice receives Falstaff, who declares his passion for her. Meg dashes in, warning that Ford is approaching. He enters and begins


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to search the house, as the women hide Falstaff in a laundry basket. Ford hears a noise behind a screen, and finds his daughter and Fenton together. This distraction allows the servants to dump the basket into the river. Highlights: “L’amor,” a romantic parody with Falstaff and Ford trying to hoodwink each other. This leads to Ford’s soliloquy about jealousy, a fine moment as he vents frustration at being deceived Falstaff has his finest moment in the next scene — “Quand’ ero paggio” (When I was a page...) with some over-the-top boasting to impress Alice. Opera historian Charles Osborne opined that “Verdi scatters tunes about as though he were trying to give them away.” Act III: A drenched Falstaff consoles himself with wine. Quickly arrives to tell him that Alice will meet him at midnight, but he must come disguised with horns on his head. When he leaves, Alice plans a masquerade, assigning disguises to all. Scene 2: In a park at night, Fenton meets Nannetta, disguised as the Queen of the Fairies. Alice enters with a monk’s habit for him to wear. Falstaff arrives and is terrified by the incantation of the Queen. Maskers enter and torment Falstaff, demanding that he repent. When Falstaff recognizes Bardolph, everyone unmasks, except a veiled couple who step forward to marry.

Alice presents a second couple, and Ford performs a double wedding. When the couples unveil, Ford admits being duped — marrying his daughter to Fenton — and proposes a festive supper for all. Highlights: Falstaff ’s wine-drinking scene: As he drinks and feels his spirits reviving, the orchestra matches his mood with an exhilarating accompaniment. The grand finale is a spectacular fugue in which the entire cast lines up in front of the stage. Falstaff leads the way with “Tutto nel mondo e burla ...” (All the world is folly and all the men and women merely players), making for a perfect ending to a great opera. Much fun. Well done! Verdi’s biographer Francis Toye wrote: “Only one comic opera by Mozart, one by Rossini and one by Wagner can rank with Falstaff — and with all these great works, it is certainly not the least in stature.” Cast: Ambrogio Maestri sings the title role, opposite an ensemble that includes Angela Meade, Stephanie Blythe and Lisette Oropesa. James Levine conducts. The MET: Live in HD presentation of “Falstaff ” will be at USCB Center for the Arts on Carteret Street in Beaufort on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 12:55 p.m. Tickets: Adults $22; OLLI members $18; Students under 18, $15. All seats are assigned and the box office opens one hour prior to the curtain time, or call 521-4145.

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arts & entertainment arts announcements Celebrate Christmas Community Concert: The Baptist Church of Beaufort, 600 Charles Street, Beaufort SC 29902, will host a “Celebrate Christmas” Community Concert on December 15 at 3 p.m. Come and join for a very special seasonal celebration as they bring back the infamous Sanders Family from Smoke on the Mountain, hear and watch guest solo vocalists and dancers, choirs, instrumental ensembles of all ages, dance with children in their “Marshmellow World” and lift our voices together in community carols. The season is upon us — join us for this free community event. Contact: Dr. Melanie Williams ,, (843)252-4104.

Holidaze at ARTworks: Jingle bells, handmade presents are swell. On three Saturdays in December, drop in for a selection of ready-to-go art projects to help you decorate the tree, stuff stockings, and spread good cheer. Artists guide you through the creative process, like Rudolph leading the sled team — and take care of the clean up too! ARTworks supplies all the glitter, ornaments, and craft supplies you and your family needs for handmade presents, just bring your creativity, a list of your lucky gift recipients, and $5-$15 per project. Holidaze Saturdays are December 7, 14, and 21, from noon to 4 p.m. at ARTworks, the community arts center of Beaufort. For more information, call 379-2787 or visit www. ARTworks is located in Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street. Masterpiece Masquerade: Is it a Van Gogh or a or just pretending to be a Van Gogh? “Masterpiece Masquerade” will once again be the feature exhibit for Beaufort Art Association’s All-Member Holiday Show. Each year BAA invites all 200 of their members to exhibit in their downtown gallery. Over the years Masterpiece Masquerade has been a favorite subject for artists and art patrons. This year’s exhibit will not disappoint. Artists were asked to pick their favorite master artist to emulate; or choose a masterpiece to re-create with their own twist on it. Either way, this December, the BAA Gallery will be filled with Beaufort artists own “masterpieces” reminiscent of art museums all over the world. Masterpiece Masquerade will open on December 9 at Beaufort Art Association Gallery, 913 Bay Street and run through January 5. A Masquerade Party reception will be held on Friday, December 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.BeaufortArtAssocation. com or call 843-521-4444. Four Artist Christmas Concert: Morning Song Music has announced its tenth national Christmas

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“Girl with a Watering Can” by Ethie Morrison as part of BAA’s Masterpiece Masquerade exhibit. tour featuring four artists: Steve Darmody, Jennifer LaMountain and Rudy Micelli, and Angela Bryant-Brown. Morning Song Music’s Christmas concert event, called “The Angels Sang” includes both traditional Christmas classics, new Christmas originals and favorites, like “Mary Did You Know” and “Oh Holy Night.” The free community concert will be at the USCB Center For the Arts on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at The Herban Marketplace, The Chocolate Tree and Beaufort Liquidation. Steve Darmody says, “I am excited about this tenth Christmas Tour for Morning Song. The bringing together of these talented singers to present this wonderful story of our Savior’s birth has become an annual touring tradition for Morning Song Concerts. Each year, new songs and new arrangements provide to create an awesome and memorable evening.”


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The USCB Festival Series concert features Gershwin, Dvorak and Mozart and will provide the opportunity to hear George Gershwin’s piano concertos and pieces for string quartet by offering one of these classical pieces, an early composition, “Lullaby for String Quartet” played by wonderful musicians in the fine acoustics of the USCB Center For the Arts. In recognition of Gershwin’s genius and as a gift to the Lowcountry audience, Artistic Director Edward Arron has positioned Mr. Gershwin between two of the grand names in classical music: from the 19th Century, Antonin Dvorak, and from the 18th, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Sunday, December 15 at 5 p.m. will bring a holiday evening to remember at the USCB Center for the Arts on Carteret Street. For tickets, call 843-208-8246 or go to A Child’s Christmas in Wales:: Originally written for BBC radio, Dylan Thomas’s “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” is holiday nostalgia at its best: “One Christmas was so much like another, in those years around the sea-town ... I can never remember whether

it snowed for six days and six nights when I was 12 or whether it snowed for 12 days and 12 nights when I was six.” Peter Townes is your minstrel for these performances. Through him you will also learn who the Welsh are, and what they think they’re up to; the difference between the Welsh and the Irish, Scots, Picts and the Bloody English; a quick genealogy workshop exploring your own Welsh ancestry; and the Welsh Discovery of America. Originally from Wales, Townes now lives in upstate South Carolina, and considers Dylan Thomas to be “the master bard of all time. Although he does it in English, he has Welsh storytelling mastered. In one sentence he can floor you. He still floors me.” Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for kids, and $10 each for groups of 10 or more. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street 29902. Book signing by local author: A new collection of true adventure tales has been released by local author Michele Roldán-Shaw. “Rambler’s Life: The South Reloaded” is a hand-bound book featuring original block-printed covers, and continues an odyssey begun in the underground classic “Ain’t a Rambler’s Life Fine: The South.” Both books recount her travels in Dixie, highlighting people and places from the everyday to the extraordinary. Roldán-Shaw has been a freelance journalist based in Bluffton for nearly a decade. In 2010 she started the Rambler’s Life Project as a way to find a bright side to the recession, and now considers herself blessed with freedom and richness of experience. RoldánShaw will read and sign copies of “Rambler’s Life” on Saturday, December 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. at ARTworks in Beaufort. For more information, visit or www. or call 843-379-2787.


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era Bradley’s daughter, Joan Bradley Reedy, was the guest of honor at Rossignol’s on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Customers were encouraged to bring in their oldest piece of Vera Bradley for a chance to win a new bag from the 2013 Winter Collection. Joan autographed their Vera Bradley purchases, and the store raised money for the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.

a happening holiday weekend at the ymca The Wardle Family YMCA hosted a weekend of holiday activities for the young and young at heart. In addition to its regularly scheduled fitness classes, the Y hosted a Puppy Plunge, benefitting the Y’s “Learn-toSwim” programs as well as a “Little Elves Workshop” for ages 3 months and up. Children participated in holiday activities like craft making, caroling, swimming in the Y’s indoor pool and gym games, while canine friends ran, swam and splashed in the outdoor pool. The YMCA hosts monthly Puppy Plunges and will continue to make the “Little Elves Workshop” an annual holiday event.

DAR learns about archival preservation

The Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met recently with Ms. Grace Cordial, Beaufort County Library District Collection Manager, as guest speaker. Her “Family Treasures” presentation warned of the dangers to old family photos, documents and papers from light, heat and moisture and then provided solutions to help preserve these materials for future generation. DAR members have always shown an interest in their past, having proven their descent from an ancestor who served as a soldier or supporter of the American Revolutionary War. Ms. Cordial (right) shares an archiving catalog with Chapter Regent Charlene Shufelt. For more information about the DAR, call 843-525-0158.

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Happy to discover another new wine By Celia Strong

We all know what it’s like to open a bottle of a new wine for the first time and, just love it, love it, love it. It’s how we know we have found another new favorite. And we drink it, often, and a lot of it because we just get happy with every sip and glass. This is a very special feeling. Thank goodness we get to have it as often as we do. So, here’s to happy, happy for you this week. The wine this week comes to us from Argentina, the Mendoza area to be precise. We have, in the past, looked at several Argentine wines and learned bits and pieces about this country and its wine industry. Things like they are the fifth largest wine producing country in the world. Things like 60 percent of their wines come from the Mendoza region. Things like high altitudes and low humidity in the vineyards mean the grape growers don’t often have insect, mold, or fungus problems, but they do need irrigation, usually provided by the melting snow running down from the Andes Mountains. Things like their winemaking history dates back to the 1500s, with both Spanish conquerors and missionaries. Things like their original beginnings were based on making as much wine as they could, regardless of quality. (Ugh.) Things like the building of the Argentine National Railway system, completed in 1885, that allowed better quality wines to get down from the mountains to shipping points and world markets. And finally things like the stabilization of the Argentine economy so their wines held their prices and could be sold fairly around the world. Mendoza, as the largest wine producing area in Argentina, is worth a quick look at, again, too. The two main industries of this region are wine and olive oil. (Remind anyone of European countries?) The city of Mendoza is one of the nine “Great Capitals of Wine” in the world, and we can imagine what that does for its tourism. A growing industry, especially with more than 100 wineries there now. This city is located on Ruta Nacional 7, the major highway that runs between

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Buenos Aires, on the Atlantic coast, and Santiago, Chile, on the other side of the Andes. The city is on the way to Aconcaqua, the highest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere, so climbers frequently stopover there. In addition, skiers, horseback riders and rafters also come through Mendoza. Recently, oil and uranium have become viable industries in Mendoza. (Seems to me the wineries have their work cut out for them, if they want to remain the No. 1 industry here. Seems to me that means we have a lot more wines to taste to help them!) The city of Mendoza was founded by Spanish settlers on what they thought were the banks of a river. In fact, the “river” was a large irrigation ditch dug centuries before by the Huarpes natives. Before 1600, only about 80 Spanish settlers lived in the area. Prosperity and more settlers came with slave labor and Jesuits. Using, and connecting, rivers throughout the area increased irrigation, agriculture and trade opportunities. In 2008, “National Geographic” listed Mendoza as one of the top 10 historical destinations in the world. But, enough history. Let’s move on to our grape variety this week: The ever-wonderful Malbec. This is a thinskinned grape that needs lots of sun and warmth to grow well. Growing at the high elevations of Mendoza vineyards keeps it closer to the sun. Hence, warmer while its on its vines. Malbec brings deep, intense color to its wines — inky as it’s called. You can see the intense color on your tongue with just a few small tastes. On your teeth with a few more sips. There are also full tannins in the wines from Malbec. So, yes, it goes well with beef. (All those gauchos in Argentina need something to drink, too!) The origins of Malbec are not

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completely clear. One theory, never proved, says it was named after the Hungarian peasant who first spread the grape through French vineyards. Actually, this peasant was working as an undercover detective. Good cover, planting grapes. Because of its deep color and smooth texture, Malbec was originally used more as a blending grape. In Bordeaux, in particular, it was very useful in rounding out and adding complexity to their Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon based wines. It found its way to Argentina with immigrants in the late 19th century. When the phylloxera louse hit the vineyards of Europe, including Bordeaux, many vineyards workers left to find work and opportunities in new areas and some of them took root cuttings with them. Malbec is very susceptible to vine diseases, frost, mildew, rot and more. The coolness of the air in the Argentine vineyards, and the dryness, all worked together to make this a great place for Malbec to grow. Once the Argentine growers and winemakers learned how to prune and control their yields, they found that Malbec was their great, “national” grape. The actual Malbec grown in Argentina is, in fact, a slightly smaller size grape. It is, probably, a clone of the French Malbec. Argentina has over 75,000 acres of Malbec vineyards, and more than 60 percent of them are in Mendoza. It is these Malbec wines that are the most highly rated. They are deep

colored, intensely fruity and velvety textured. They do not have the same tannic structure as French Malbec, but they have shown they do have the aging potential. All excellent news for us. And, more excellent news? We are now ready to talk about our new wine — Nómade Malbec. Nómade is a Mendoza winery, founded by Tomás Achaval. In 1994, Achaval started dreaming about starting his own winery. At the time, he was president of Bodegas Chandon (yes, the Argentine branch of Moët and Chandon of Champagne and Domaine Chandon in California). Achaval fell in love with the Argentine wine business and decided he would develop his dream there. In 2002, he started looking for the best vineyard locations, in Mendoza. His goal, with Nómade, was to craft wines from select grapes that were indicative of all that his adopted home had to offer. The name, Nómade, came from the indigenous travelers in the area centuries before. Nómade Malbec comes from a 75-year-old vineyard, located at over 3,600 feet above sea level. The older vines have lower yields and their grapes bring balance, a delicate structure and subtle complexities to this wine. It is an intense, deep red color and pops into a mouthful of dark red fruit flavors. Our wine also has plum and prune flavors, floral notes and that elegant, round mouth-feel that makes for our favorite Malbecs. It is aged in French oak barrels, 70 percent, and American oak, 30 percent, all for eight months. Nómade Malbec is 100 percent Malbec. (Remember, Argentine law says a minimum of 80 percent of the named variety on a bottle’s label.) And, the winery has a woman winemaker — Gabriela Celeste-Eno Rolland. The 2010 is the current vintage and lucky we are to have it. We tasted this wine, one bottle, over several days and every day it yielded delicious flavors and perfect textures. Sure, there are minor, minuscule differences. But, not enough to say the wine had changed, and the whole package is a juicy mouthful. Delicious! Perfect. A great wine. And, officially, my new favorite. For $14.99. Happy, happy. Enjoy.

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dining guide

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ALVIN ORD’S: 1514 Ribaut Road, Port Royal; 843-524-8222; L.D.

Boundary Street, Beaufort Town Center; 843-379-9197; Thai, Asain cuisine; L.D.

Road, Beaufort; 379-2253; B.L.D.


Port Royal,; 525-9824; L.D.

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

BEAUFORT BREAD COMPANY: 102 Lady’s Island Shopping Center, Lady’s Island; 843-522-0213; B.L.

RYAN’S FAMOUS PIZZA & SUBS: 14 Savannah Highway, Shell Point Plaza, Beaufort; 379-3479; L.D.

BELLA LUNA: 859 Sea Island Parkway,

St. Helena Island; 838-3188; Italian; B.L.D. The Original Steamer Oyster & Steakhouse is located at 168 Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island. Breakfast is served Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; then lunch and dinner are served until 9 p.m. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call 843-522-0210.

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


Boundary St., Suite C, Beaufort; 379-1811; B. L. Brunch.

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

FOOLISH FROG: 846 Sea Island

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


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

FUMIKO SUSHI: 14 Savannah Highway,

Beaufort; 524-0918; L.D.

GILLIGANS: 2601 Boundary St.,

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

Upscale dining, tapas; D.

GRIFFIN MARKET: 403 Carteret St.,


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

Boundary St., Beaufort; 379-5232; L.D.

BURLAP: 2001 Boundary Street, Beaufort; B, L.


Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 379-2122; L.

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

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


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

CITY JAVA & NEWS: 301 Carteret St.,

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


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

THE DOG HOUSE: 381 Sea Island

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

DUKE’S BBQ: 1509 Salem Road,

Beaufort; 379-4744; L.D.: Thursday and Friday only.

EMILY’S TAPAS BAR: 906 Port Republic St., Beaufort; 522.1866; D.

FAT PATTIES: 831 Parris Island

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

FILLIN’ STATION: 57 Sea Island

Parkway, Lady’s Island; 522-0230; L.D

Beaufort; 379-3287; L.D.



BIG JOE’S BAR-B-Q: 760 Parris Island

PIACE PIZZA: 5-B Market, Habersham,

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

ATHENIAN GARDENS: 950 Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 379-9222; Greek; L.D.

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

Boundary St., Beaufort; 379-9099; L.D.

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





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,

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

LIGHTHOUSE PIZZA: 81 Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island; 843-522-0527; L.D.

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

MAGGIE’S PUB & EATERY: 17 Market, Habersham; 379-1719; L.D. MAGNOLIA BAKERY CAFE: 703

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

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

St., Beaufort; 521-4480; bar & grill; L.D.

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

HOUSE OF TOKYO: 330 Robert

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

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

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

JADE GARDEN: 2317 Boundary St.,

MIZU: 1370 S. Ribaut Road, Port Royal;

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

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

JIMMY JOHN’S: 2015 Boundary St.,

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

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

2121 Boundary Street, Suite 103, Beaufort Town Center, Beaufort; 843-379-5559; L.D.


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

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

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

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

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

UPPER CRUST: 97 Sea Island Parkway, WREN: 210 Carteret St., Beaufort; 5249463; Local seafood, steaks, pasta; L.D.


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

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

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

KOOKY MOOKY’S: 101 Scott St.,


Island; 522-9700; L.D.

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

Lady’s Island; 521-1999; L.D.



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

SGT. WHITE’S: 1908 Boundary St.;


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


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

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




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

SMOKIN’ PLANKS BBQ: 914 Paris Ave., Port Royal; 843-522-0322; L.D.

Yemassee; 589-4360; Steaks, wings; L.D.

Beaufort; 521-4445; L.D.

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

1900; B.L.

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

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

SAKE HOUSE: 274 Robert Smalls

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

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

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

YES! THAI INDEED: 1911 Boundary St., Beaufort; 986-1185; L.D.

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obituaries Carol Baio

Carol Christine “Cookie” Louise Baio, 75, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2013, at her residence on Lady’s Island, SC. Graveside funeral services were held on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 2 p.m. in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Beaufort, SC. Carol was born on December 24, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois. She was the daughter of the late William Shotwell and Evelyn McCury Shotwell. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Surviving are one son, Anthony Joseph Macias and wife Tina, and one daughter, Karen Francesca Baio-Check and husband Frank; grandchildren, John Joseph Check, Ella Sabina Check, Aubrey (Maciuszek) Stelmack, Terri Maciuszek, Joseph Baio, Julie Baio; and first husband, Joseph Macias. She was preceded in death by her second husband, Joseph Angelo Baio. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

Betty Jane Belflower

Betty Jane Belflower, 84, of St. Helena Island, SC, died Saturday, December 7, 2013 at her residence. The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home. Graveside funeral will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 1 p.m. in Beaufort National Cemetery. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

David Carron

David Jean Carron, 67, husband of Toni DeCou Carron of Beaufort, SC, died Monday, December 9, 2013 at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 10 a.m. in Carl Anderson Memorial Chapel with interment in Beaufort National Cemetery with full military honors. Mr. Carron was born on August 24, 1946 in St. Louis, MO. He is the son of the late Francis Carron and Elsie Bieller Carron. He was a member of Praise Assembly and served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps. Surviving in addition to his wife, Toni of Beaufort, SC, is one daughter, Michelle Jackson (Sal Peru) of Beaufort, SC; one brother, Austin Carron; grandchildren, Xavier and Dominiq Jackson; Abraham, Andre and Jasmine Peru. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Praise Assembly Building Fund, P. O. Box 596, Port Royal, SC 29935. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

Delores Debias

Delores Jane Debias, 82, of Beaufort, SC, mother of Linda Karmendy, of St. Helena Island, SC, died Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at her residence.

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Mary Marjorie Fletcher

Mary Marjorie Fletcher, 91, of Beaufort, SC, died Monday, November 25, 2013 at Bayview Manor. The family received friends on Sunday, December 1, 2013 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services were held on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Beaufort National Cemetery. Mrs. Fletcher was born on August 15, 1922 in Brockton, MA. She is the daughter of the late Charles Richard and Mary Darney Richard. She attended nursing school at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y., and interned at Bellevue Hospital. After nursing school she enlisted in the Navy as a nurse during WWII. While caring for wounded servicemen in Jacksonville, Fla., she met her future husband, Thomas E. Fletcher, and they were married on July 24, 1945 in Duval County, Fla. They were married for 48 years before his death on April 14, 1994. Surviving are two sons, Thomas and Richard Fletcher; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

Floretta Holmes

Floretta Simmons Holmes, 71, of the Eustis community of Lady’s Island and widow of Willie Holmes, Jr., died Thursday, December 5, 2013 at her home. Viewing was Monday, Dec. 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. in Helen Galloway’s Memorial Chapel of Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at the Burton New Church of Christ Holiness Unto the Lord, in Burton. Arrangements by Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.

Osalami Lamoke

Osalami “Osha” Lamoke, 64, of the Penn Community on St. Helena Island, died Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at

Beaufort Memorial Hospital. A daughter of Kathleen G. Daise, she was a retired educator and Gullah folk singer. Arrangements being made by Chisholm Galloway Funeral Home.

Mary Theroux

Mary R. (Shea) Theroux, 93, of Beaufort, SC, died Sunday, November 24 at her residence. She was born July 10, 1920, in Holyoke, Mass., to the late Brandon Shea and Emma Couture Shea. The family will receive friends on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:45 a.m. prior to the service at St. Peter’s Historic Church. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, December 27, 2013 for Mary and Edward Theroux at 11:30 a.m. in St. Peter’s Historic Church, 710 Carteret Street, Beaufort, with interment at Beaufort National Cemetery with military honors for Edward. Mary graduated from Sacred Heart High School, Holyoke, Mass., in 1937 and then attended Springfield Civil Service and Commercial School in Springfield, Mass., where she graduated in 1940. Following graduation she was employed by the War Department, Springfield Ordnance District where she worked for five years as their secretary. From 1946 until 1950, she worked as a secretary for the Veterans Administration, Guidance Section. Her next career move was to Enright Law Offices in Milford, N.H., where she worked as a secretary/clerk for 24 years prior to her retirement. She was a resident of Nashua, N.H., before moving to Beaufort in 1986. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lady’s Island, SC where she served on the Bereavement Committee and the Women’s Club. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Edward J. Theroux. Surviving are one son Michael E. Theroux of Merrimack, N.H.; one daughter, Mary Ellen Theroux of Beaufort; two granddaughters, Audra and April; and one great-grandson, Dominic A. Theroux. In lieu of flowers, her family suggests donations be made in her memory to St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 70 Lady’s Island Drive, Beaufort, SC 29907. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the famiIy.

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New neuter news

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As long as the euthanization statistics in shelters nationwide remain staggeringly high, as long as I see mange-ridden wandering strays along our roadsides and as long as I see tiny kitties squished on the highway, I will be a proponent for neutering a pet, cat or dog. To me it only makes sense plus makes my life easier in the long run. When I don’t have to worry about my male dog wandering in search of his next conquest or humping the leg of a visitor and when I don’t have to worry about my female dog being accosted by a canine lothario or have to deal with her messy stains on the carpet, I am an advocate. Though the spay/neuter movement has created awareness in 83% of U.S. households (up from 10% in the 1970s), there are still a few who go pale at the thought. Usually I find it is the male in a household who drags his feet about neutering his buddy. Somehow they feel they are less of a man if his dog loses his pair. Or his dog will hold a grudge. For these paleo-hold-outs, there is a new medication is hitting the U.S. market that is used to neuter male dogs without the need for anesthesia or surgery, and nothing is removed! Used for the past few years in Mexico, Colombia, Bolivia and Panama (under the name Esterilsol™), Zeuterin™ is expected to be widely available in the United States within the next year. The nonsurgical neutering consists of


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locally injecting a compound of zinc gluconate and arginine into the testicles. It works by killing sperm-producing cells, decreasing testosterone up to 52%. Within 30 days of administration, Zeuterin™ induces sterility. Only one treatment is required and no hospital stay is necessary. You may hear it referred to as “zinc-neutering” or “zeutering”. Zeuterin™ is injected directly into each testicle without the need for anesthesia, although frequently, mild sedation is used. Now, before you cross your legs and mutter, “Yowza,” the manufacturer reports that 97.5 percent of dogs studied showed no outward evidence of pain during the procedure. Apparently, the combination of using a very small needle and a very slow injection of the product avoids triggering any sensation of discomfort. Postprocedure complications such as pain and injection site reactions occurred in only 1.1 percent of treated dogs. To provide Zeuterin™, veterinarians must complete a five-hour training course. For folks who cannot fathom the thought of their dog living without

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testicles, Zeuterin™ may be the solution because the organs remain in place. On the other hand, if the primary goal of neutering is elimination of negative male behaviors such as roaming and aggression, surgery may still be the procedure of choice. Zeuterin™ does not completely eliminate testosterone production within the testicles, although it does reduce it by up to 52%. Surgical neutering drops testosterone production to zero. Zeuterin™ may be a real boon for animal shelters and sterilization clinics in their fight against pet overpopulation. Proponents believe chemical neutering is safer, simpler, less time-consuming and cheaper to perform than traditional surgery, meaning more dogs potentially can be neutered with available shelter resources.

Proponents believe chemical neutering is safer, simpler, less time-consuming and cheaper to perform than traditional surgery, meaning more dogs potentially can be neutered with available shelter resources. The procedure can be done in less than 10 minutes and requires only a mild sedative. Reduced recovery time can free up shelter space and also reduce the risk of infection. And with no wound to lick, there is no “cone of shame.” But the biggest advantage for shelters and hopefully pet owners, is the cost. Shelters already using the procedure estimate that zeutering one dog costs $20, compared with $50 plus for traditional neutering. Sounds like a winner to me. For more information, visit

what to do TLC Women host toy and food drive social

The “TLC Women” are hosting their Second Annual Holiday Social and Toy & Food Drive. The event will be held Saturday, December 14, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Penn Center Frissell Hall (meal, desserts, drinks and entertainment included). The tickets are $20 and all proceeds will go toward the NAACP scholarship fund. The drive will also support children who are in less fortunate situations, therefore, bringing a toy, clothing, or nonperishable food item to the event is optional. Everyone is welcome to participate. To purchase tickets or make donations, contact Tonya Phillips at 843-322-0262, or email

Sportfishing and diving club has Dec. meeting

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The Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club’s December meeting will be held Thursday, December 12 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Lady’s Island, off Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Well-known Captain Herman “Bo” Von Harten will give a presentation on winter shoreline fishing. Captain Von Harten is also a commercial fisherman, who now works out of Charleston. He will discuss rules and regulations regarding fisheries. His wife, Amber, is a member of the South Atlantic Marine Fishery and will give an update on their current regulations, quotas, and future management agendas. You do not need a reservation and guests are always welcome. For additional information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122.

will hold a candlelight Christmas Eve service on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. Community Bible is located at 638 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, SC. For more information, call 843-525-0089.

DAR will hold annual Christmas Tea

Beaufort Tea Party has monthly meeting

The Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold their annual Christmas Tea on Thursday, December 12 at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Sam Chesnutt, 24 Creekside Lane, St. Helena Island. Hostessing along with Mrs. Chesnutt will be Mrs. Crowther, Mrs. Hailston and Mrs. Servaes. For more information call Charlene Shufelt, Regent at 5251-0158. The Daughters of the American Revolution is an organization comprised of ladies who can trace their lineage back to those who fought for or provided patriotic service to the American forces in the Revolutionary War.

Christmas events at Riverview Baptist

Riverview Baptist Church presents the play “Away From the Manger” and the children’s musical, “Sleepover at the Stable,” on Sunday, December 15, at 6 p.m. Light refreshments to follow. Community members are invited to attend this evening of celebration. Riverview Baptist Church is located at 2209 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902.

Community Bible Church celebrates

Community Bible Church presents “A Lowcountry Christmas” with The Parris Island Marine Band. Friday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15, at 9:15 and 11 a.m. “Come See The Lamb” Christmas Musical features all five choirs. The church

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Beaufort Tea Party Monthly Meeting will be held Monday, December 16, at 5:30 p.m. at Fuji’s Restaurant on Lady’s Island, 97 Sea Island Parkway, Ste 202, Beaufort, SC, 29907. The guest speaker is Senate Candidate Richard Cash, challenging Senator Lindsey Graham. Seating is limited, so please RSVP to or 843473-7712.

Volunteer for Great Christmas Bird Count

Fripp Audubon & Naturally Fripp Community Wildlife Habitat are organizing local volunteer participation for the annual global Christmas Bird Count. Join wildlife enthusiasts from Fripp, Harbor, Hunting, Lady’s and St. Helena islands on Saturday, Dec. 14. All bird and nature lovers can be field observers or feeder-watchers. Contact Dick Work at 843-271-3351 or and visit

or insurance status. It aims to connect those who need medical equipment with unwanted items that would otherwise collect dust in an attic or be discarded. Operating in Beaufort since 1961, the organization accepts and loans medical equipment in good condition such as walkers, canes, crutches, shower chairs, bedside commodes and wheelchairs. Other types of medical equipment will be considered. To arrange to donate or borrow items, please contact the Lending Room at 843-524-2554. The pick-up/dropoff location is at Helena House Assisted Living at 1624 Paris Ave., Port Royal, SC 29935, across the street from the Port Royal Post Office. Arrangements to drop off large items must be made in advance.

Alzheimer’s group gives support to caretakers

Is Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or increased confusion affecting someone you love? To help, Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort offers guidance, information and support to family members and caregivers. An allgender support group meeting is held on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. On the second and fourth Mondays of the month from 10:30-11:30 a.m., a men’s support group meets to discuss the particular challenges men face in caring for their wives and female loved ones affected by the disease. The meetings are free and open to the public. The meetings are held at Helena House Assisted Living at 1624 Paris Avenue in Port Royal. For more information, please call 843-521-9190.

Helena House holds Christmas Eve service

A community celebration of Christ’s birth will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. when the Rev. Ted Crandall of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church will celebrate Christmas Eve service at Helena House Assisted Living in Port Royal. The public is invited to attend this special evening of fellowship, Scripture readings and Christmas caroling. This Christian service is free and all are welcome. Helena House is located at 1624 Paris Ave., Port Royal, SC 29935. For more information, call Pastor Crandall at 843-379-3081.

Church choirs present a Christmas Cantata

Port Royal United Methodist Church choirs will present a Cantata on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24 at 5 p.m. It is called “A Night for Dancing” by Hal Hopson. The members of the children’s choir will portray manger animals in a live nativity scene. The church is located at 16th and Columbia streets in Port Royal. Margaret M. Bukkosy is Director of Music. The community is invited. Call 843-5242005 for more information.

Donate unused medical equipment this holiday Group provides free Are you clearing out clutter to make more space for holiday treasures? If you meal on Christmas Day have any gently used medical equipment that is no longer in use, please consider donating it to the Lending Room. The Lending Room is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) charitable organization that lends gently used medical equipment to individuals regardless of income, age

Plant the Seed Ministry is having its second annual free Community Christmas Meal on Wednesday, December 25 at the Atlantic Inn, 2249 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you would like to donate or volunteer, call Joy Kircher at 843-575-2200.

Sign up for free nutrition, fitness classes

Attend free Nutrition Classes every Tuesday at 1 or 6:30 p.m. Learn all about the benefits of eating healthier, the types of foods to eat to maximize your metabolism and build lean muscle mass and what to do for your overall healthy lifestyle. Free fitness classes are being held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:15 p.m. It’s a great opportunity to work out with a group of like-minded people, have lots of FUN and get the group support you need to keep going so you can reach your goals. Participants of both classes receive a free Wellness Evaluation, your own Personal Coach, nutrition education and group support. They meet at WebsNutrition, 129 Burton Hill Road, Beaufort, next to Domino’s Pizza. For more information, contact Margie at 843-592-5109 or Melody at 843-844-7309. Spaces are limited and fill up quickly.

Sign up for Master Gardener training class

Beaufort County Clemson University Extension Service is taking applications for the 2014 Master Gardener training classes. The cost is $300 and scholarships are available. The Beaufort class begins January 7 and will be held weekly at the County Extension office on Tuesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Contact Laura Lee Rose at 843255-606, ext.117, or

FWDG continues annual coat drive

FWDG, a local furniture store, is once again partnering with HELP of Beaufort, Bluffton Self Help and the Deep Well Project on Hilton Head Island to host its 23rd annual coat drive. Over the past two decades, the event has shared more than 41,000 gently used coats with Beaufort County families, ensuring donations help local residents. “We are constantly amazed at the outpouring of community support for our coat drive,” said Larry Mark, owner of FWDG. “But we still need people to spread the word, because even after 23 years we still find people who don’t know there’s another option to throwing away their old coats.” Jackets, coats and sweaters can be dropped off at the following location sites through December 31: • FWDG: 745 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort • Carolina Stamper: 203 Carteret Street, Beaufort. And the following BB&T Bank Branches: • 1 Kemmerlin Drive, Lady’s Island • 905 Port Republic Street, Beaufort. For more information, please contact Larry Mark at 843-524-8695 or by e-mail at or visit online at

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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



happY wINOs

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

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

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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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beaufort’s becoming bookish This fall features a lot of events for literary lovers

short story America Festival hits town


T.I.N. Favorites contest continues

september 20-26, 2012

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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.


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

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.


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A smattering of book signings highlights local authors the annual friends of the Library book sale will take place next weekend, september 28-30 in Waterfront Park. What else is happening at the library?

see These sTories on page 12

Happy rail trails At a ground breaking ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 13, a crowd of local officials, community leaders and bicycle enthusiasts gathered at the site of the old Depot Building off Depot Road in Beaufort to commemorate the start of construction on the Spanish Moss Trail. As Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling noted, making the trail a reality was the result of public and private groups working together for a cause that will promote healthy activity and benefit the community. Weston Newton also praised the trail as a way to showcase the beauty of our natural resources. The first section is scheduled to be complete by Thanksgiving.

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Hometown tennis great Larry Scheper gives back. see page 8


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Amazing Idol

community rejoices over return of american idol’s candice glover


may 9-15, 2013



Beaufort named “America’s Happiest Seaside Town.” see page 3


Battery Creek win breaks 13-game losing streak. see page 15

New column teaches some helpful, basic yoga poses. see page 4


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see more photos and stories, pages 11-13

Photos by Captured Moments Photography

City and county officials break ground at the old Depot building in Beaufort to commemorate work on the Spanish Moss Trail.


lanier laney joins beaufort’s ‘international’ residents to celebrate chile’s independence day with party, page 10

Sanford wins 1st Congressional seat Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford was chosen by voters to fill the U.S. House of Representatives, District 1, seat in the special general election held Tuesday, May 7. Unofficial results, with all five counties reporting, show the Republican Sanford at 54 percent

over his opponent Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch. In Beaufort County, Sanford collected about 53 percent, with Colbert Busch at nearly 47 percent. With all 80 precincts reporting, voter turnout was deemed high by election officials at 33 percent. Sanford beat out 15 other

candidates in the primary to represent the Republican Party in his first return to politics since he resigned as governor in 2009. He previously served as the First Congressional District representative from 1995-2001. Sanford grew up in Beaufort and his family still lives in the area.

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Beaufort Children’s Theatre presents Little Mermaid, Jr. see page 18 INDEX

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