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TAKE THE PLUNGE By Pamela Brownstein

The tradition of starting the new year by braving the cold Atlantic Ocean continues on Hunting Island State Park during the 4th Annual Pelican Plunge on Sunday, January 1, 2012. Registration starts at noon at the North Beach Lighthouse Shelter, and the plunge will be at 1 p.m. Last year the event attracted 200 plungers, but with spectators on the island, the number was more like 700, said this year’s chairwoman Denise Parsick.

All dressed up at last year’s plunge.

Sponsored by Friends of Hunting Island, the Pelican Plunge raises money to support the Discover Carolina educational program that allows teachers and students to visit the park for a day of learning. Denise calls it “an excellent, hands-on science-based experience” that gives students the chance to have a deeper understanding and appreciation for their environment. This year, a steel drum band will be playing and free coffee and cocoa will be available for all participants. Denise said the warm-up activities are always fun, and all plungers will get a kazoo. Costumes are also encouraged. “It’s just a hoot of a day,” she said. Prizes will be given out to the business, organization and individual that raise the most money. For more information, visit www. or call the park at 843-838-2011.

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By Tess Malijenovsky

t’s been a long year celebrating Beaufort’s 300th birthday, but now it’s time to wrap up the year with a bang. That’s why the city is kicking off Beaufort’s fourth century with a free, family-oriented New Year Eve’s event December 31, from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Waterfront Park. This special community event begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park and will feature the noted singer Marlena Smalls with musical performances by Sumitra Stewart, Marlena Smalls and the Delbert Felix Trio, and choirs from Tabernacle Baptist, Carteret Street United Methodist and First Presbyterian churches. Between musical productions, locals Anita Singleton-Prather, Bill Harvey Jr. and Jeff Evans will present brief snapshots of Beaufort’s history ranging from the city’s humble beginnings in 1711 to its economic growth and wars during the last 300 years. Beaufort was named after Englishman Henry Somerset, Duke of Beaufort (1684-1714), one of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina. It was on January 17, 1711, that the English founded Beaufort’s formal charter. The closing Tricentennial ceremony and the explosion of fireworks over the Beaufort River will take place after sunset around 6 p.m. “We want this to be a family affair and we’ll end early enough so people can go out to dinner or get home for New Year’s Eve festivities,” said Mayor Billy Keyserling. In the event of rain on December 31, the event will be moved to The Arts Center at Beaufort High located on Lady’s Island.


Nan and Mike Sutton represent the best of Beaufort. see page 8


Historic Beaufort Foundation holds annual oyster roast. see page 19


The home chef shares recipes for party appetizers. see page 24 INDEX

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A look at the upcoming legislative agenda with Rep. Shannon Erickson ‘Tis the season and I will soon return to Columbia for my fifth year as your South Carolina House District 124 Representative. I want to humbly thank you for the honor of serving you and let you know how much your trust and confidence means to me each and every day. There is no other place I’d rather be than beautiful Beaufort — except making sure that we have a strong Beaufort voice in Columbia. So, some good news: South Carolina is ending the year on a brighter economic note than it began. Indicators in the past few months have rendered several encouraging economic forecasts for the state. S.C. Economy Continues to Recover: By measuring the state’s sales and income tax collected, South Carolina’s economy is continuing its slow recovery. The state’s general fund revenue was up 6% in November from the same month a year ago. We’re apparently buying more — sales tax collections were up nearly 5%. Personal income tax collections were up 4% while corporate income tax collections were up a whopping 118%. Moody, the credit rating firm, has restored the state’s top rated AAA credit to “stable status.” Earlier this summer, Moody had issued warnings to five AAA rated states saying the debt problems with the federal government could affect their credit worthiness. According to State Treasurer Curtis Loftis, “This affirms our ranking among the best states in the country when it comes to handling our debt obligations.” It also allows the refinancing of a series of bonds saving South Carolina taxpayers $24 million. More Tax Money = More Government Spending? I will continue to work to keep that from happening! We all recognize the tendency for government to increase spending when more of your dollars are collected in taxes. Previous estimates show the legislature will have $900 million more available for the 2012-2013 state budget. Unofficial estimates now put that at 1.3 billion. Our priority must be to adequately fund core functions of government not grow unnecessary programs. Just one example: recession cut-backs diminished our state trooper ranks by nearly 20%. Forecasting the 2012 Legislative Agenda: 1. Comprehensive Tax Reform: Overall, South Carolinians pay lower taxes than most other states, but we can do a better job. I authored a bill last year to remove all the sales tax exemptions (H. 4271 http://www.scstatehouse. gov/sess119_2011-2012/bills/4271. htm) in order to lower our overall state sales tax. Additionally, the S.C. Supreme Court has heard arguments challenging the states’ many sales tax exemptions as unconstitutional. While the justices’ decision looms large and 2

Rep. Shannon S. Erickson, R-Beaufort, represents SC House District 124. She can be reached at 843-263-1867.

Indicators in the past months have rendered several encouraging economic forecasts. could throw our taxing and revenue system into chaos, alternatives, like mine, are in the works. The House GOP Tax Committee, on which I serve, is moving swiftly to recommend reforms in sales tax exemptions, and property, income taxes and how we can make South Carolina a more fertile ground for businesses. 2. Major Pension Reform: With South Carolina tackling reform of its state pension program in the coming year, it’s important to keep an eye on what other states are doing. Lawmakers in Rhode Island, for example, are encountering similar issues to ours. They had a choice — keep their state’s pension system as is, forcing big tax increases, service cuts, or both, or change the pension system to improve solvency and control the growth of future obligations. Last month, Rhode Island lawmakers chose the latter. They approved reforms that require certain state workers and teachers to move some of their retirement funds into a 401(k)-style account They also suspended annual cost-of-living raises until their pension funding levels reach 80 percent. They raised age requirements and re-amortized the pension system debt to lower and smooth future payments. Employee contributions will also rise. Keeping our state retirement system vital is important and will be a large part of this upcoming session. 3. A Responsible Budget: As mentioned above, more revenue is forecasted but how it is spent is vital to our state’s well-being. Having extra revenue doesn’t mean that we have “extra” money. Appropriately funding core functions of government, making sure that you, the citizens, see a value in how your tax dollars are invested in our state and not allowing agencies to operate in deficits are important to our state’s fiscal health. We also must remember that when we have debt, it must be paid back and we should save and have adequate funds in the state’s rainy day fund. 4. Senate Action: The South Carolina House passed several key pieces of legislation last year and far too many are sitting in Senate committees or on their crowded docket. A few dedicated senators (Bryant, Davis, Campsen, Gregory, Grooms, Martin,

Massey, Shoopman, Verdin come to mind) come to work and are doing their best to do business in the Senate. Other senators, who affectionately call themselves “the deliberative body,” are not so inclined and find ways with rules and procedures to simply cause movement on vital issues to come to a crawl or complete halt. Every one of you probably knows someone else in another county of South Carolina and I urge you to contact them and let’s push the state Senate to action from all sides. 5. Continuing Quest for Equitable Education Funding: The broken record message that Beaufort County is a donor county and that doling out education dollars based on property tax values continues to be the order of the day. We made small strides last year when the State House budget pushed away from the “EFA formula” in budget line items and placing “per pupil weighted unit” in its place. But the Senate finance committee did not allow it to remain and the Beaufort delegation had to drop back to “Plan B”, a Senate one-year proviso which allotted a minimal payment of funds to any district not receiving any EFA funding (only Beaufort). With the backing of the Beaufort County Council and the school board, we will continue this work in reforming our state’s antiquated education funding system. Port Issues: The Army Corps of Engineers recently held a public meeting about its harbor deepening study, giving the public an opportunity to comment and ask questions about the harbor deepening study. With the Panama Canal expansion set to be completed in 2014, East Coast ports will be open to larger ships that require deeper drafts. About 80% of the ships on order now are postPanamax, meaning they are too large to fit through the canal today. Experts say South Carolina’s deepening project will drive economic investment and jobs in the state. In light of the SC DHEC permit allowing the Savannah Port to dredge, I have asked for a meeting with the governor to discuss the ramification of this decision on the Jasper Ocean Terminal. I am deeply troubled by her role in asking DHEC to hear this issue again and the lack of regard for the South Carolina Maritime Commission. Particular concerns are the spoil from the dredging being dumped on the Jasper Ocean Terminal site for the next 50 years and the fact that the Army Corps of Engineers did not consider the Jasper Ocean Terminal as an alternative to the Savannah Port’s dredging since the former would require far less environmental impact. I will share information as I receive it and look for a meeting on this in early January.

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The tribes of South Carolina By Dr. Charles Bierbauer

My tribe wears garnet and black. Yours may garb itself in orange. Or varying hues of blue and green, even garish combinations of purple and yellow. My other tribe flies the palmetto and crescent moon on a field of blue. I know, I don’t sound like a Carolinian, but I like to think we’ve adopted each other. A wary Serb once told me, I spoke like a Russian. He had every reason to worry. It was 1968, and the Russians had just led the Warsaw Pact invasion of nearby Czechoslovakia. And, well, my basic Serbian was based on my much better Russian. The Serbs were just one of the tribes of Cold War Yugoslavia, an amalgam of Serbs, Croats, Slovenes, Bosnians, Macedonians, Montenegrins and Kosovars. I may have left some out. But at the time, they were Yugoslavs first and tribal ethnicity was sublimated. All hell broke loose at the end of the Cold War, and the Yugoslavs literally slit each other’s throats, and worse. Tribalism is a cautionary thing. For a fleeting few hours on a Saturday afternoon, it may cloak itself in high spirits and sporting competition. The post-game handshakes at midfield are supposed to equate to an armistice. Verbal slurs lingering days and weeks after are an excess. Coaches, please note. At the recent Liberty Fellowship Summit in Columbia, Walter Isaacson suggested Americans are losing their willingness to resolve our tribal conflicts. Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, is the biographer of Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin. Franklin, Isaacson recounted, left Boston and its Puritan elite for Philadelphia where a strong middle class evaded the dictates of tribalism. Franklin presaged the post-9/11 jingoism against Islam by declaring that in Philadelphia, “even if the Mufti of Constantinople were to send a missionary to preach Mohammedanism to us, he would find a pulpit at his service.” Einstein, witnessing the communist witch hunts of the 1950s led by Senator Joe McCarthy, observed he’d seen it

happen before in the most savage tribalism of Nazi Germany. But Einstein, according to Isaacson, felt the United States possessed an internal gyroscope that regularly rights itself. Jobs, more benignly, perhaps, has divided us into cultish tribes — Mac or PC — in which we behold each other’s iconic machine with both envy and disdain. In Jobs’ case, his biographer tells us, only disdain for what he deemed unworthy competition. We are deep into the political season of 2012, and it’s divisive. Yet we have always managed peaceful transitions of power in our nearing two and a half centuries as a nation. Even an uncivil war did not deter that, though vestiges of that particular tribalism remain to trouble us. Isaacson raises other concerns in his argument against our parochial tendencies. Today’s society, he contends, has lost much of the common ground that “used to hold us together.” The experience of serving in the military is no longer shared across the socioeconomic spectrum as it was, for better or worse, prior to the advent of the all volunteer force. Educational equity has severely devolved. South Carolina has its “Corridor of Shame” as evidence. Isaacson, a former editor of Time and chairman of CNN, says we “used to have great communications.” When CBS’s Walter Cronkite said “that’s the way it is,” that’s the way it was. Now, we have more information than ever, more venues of communication and greater polarization. That’s Isaacson’s take. You and I may agree or disagree, all or in part. The Liberty Fellowship in South Carolina is the only statewide endeavor in the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Liberty founder Hayne Hipp told the gathering of nearly 900 from across the state that the goal of this year’s summit was to move from thought and discussion to action for the collective good of South Carolinians. Aspen’s vice president, former Congressman Mickey Edwards, compared the solitary hunting style of tigers to the collaborative pride of lions. “South Carolina needs to be a lion, not a bunch of tigers,“ Edwards told our breakout group. As near as I could

tell, none of the Clemson tribe growled. “The mission is not consensus; the mission is compromise, “ Edwards continued. “Compromise doesn’t mean selling out.” Meanwhile, my wife’s tribe wears Nebraska red. We’ll have an interesting day watching the Capital One Bowl. Champagne for the winner. Two glasses. Dr. Charles Bierbauer is Dean of the

University of South Carolina College of Mass Communications and Information Studies. Recently, Dr. Bierbauer, along with 900 other South Carolinians, attended the second annual Liberty Fellowship Summit in Columbia which is part of the Aspen Institute and has a mission of bringing together a diverse gathering of the top thinkers and leaders from across our state to discuss moving South Carolina forward.







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Fire leaves family homeless By Tess Malijenovsky

Last week a mobile home went up in flames when a Pop-Tart started shooting flames from a toaster. The wife was just returning from the hospital for the holidays, said Fire Fighter Dan Byrne. The Burton firefighters arrived in minutes to the scene on Winsor road in the Shell Point area, but were forced to exit the burning house as the roof weakened and the fire grew beyond their hose line. In the middle of the operation, a home oxygen tank inside exploded with enough force to result in several 911 calls from the surrounding area and sent firefighters scattering; however, no one was injured. Firefighters from Port Royal and Parris Island were called to the scene for assistance, along with Beaufort County EMS. The Beaufort County Fire Scene Investigation Team is conducting an investigation and while the

holiday closings Administration, Libraries, PALS, and Courthouse: All Beaufort County administrative offices, libraries, Parks and Leisure Services and the County courthouse will be closed Monday, January 2 for the New Year’s holiday and will reopen for business Tuesday, January 3 at 8 a.m. Convenience Centers: All Beaufort County Solid Waste and Recycling Convenience Centers will close Saturday, December 31 at 1 p.m. for the New Year’s holiday and will remain closed New Year’s Day, Sunday January 1. They will re-open Monday, January 2 and operate as normally scheduled.

investigation is still ongoing, Burton Fire Chief Harry Rountree states they have no reason or evidence to think there is another cause at this time. Burton fire officials encourage citizens to research the dangers of pop tarts and toasters, and stress the importance of having home fire extinguishers that

are readily available and all household members are knowledgeable in its use. According to Byrne, the family has no homeowner’s insurance. The home was a total loss. A fund has been set up at the Wells Fargo bank on Lady’s Island. To help this family, make a donation to the fund in the name of Gwen Price.

Animal Shelter: The Beaufort County Animal Shelter will be open to the public as usual on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31 and closed to the public Sunday, January 1 and Monday, January 2. The shelter will re-open for business Tuesday, January 3 at 9 a.m. for those turning in an animal or seeking a lost pet.

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The work of James Denmark & Dimitri Denmark Start 2012 with a generational look at beauty: James Denmark, the renowned artist and collagist (including a spot in the Absolut collection in Stockholm) and his grandson Dimitri, based in Florida, join forces to fill the spacious gallery at ARTworks with an opening reception Friday, January 6, 2012, from 6-8 p.m., through February 29. In his studio in Yemassee, James Denmark creates compositions that go beyond the superficial and transitory. He focuses, instead, on what is eternal and universal. Denmark’s work is consistently and eagerly sought after by galleries and collectors worldwide: most notably New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. “Trust and faith creates confidence, which allows me to move forward with my work,” stated Denmark. “I leave everything to the spirits. I step back every so often to peek at found collage materials, and to ponder new possibilities. I am a party to improvisation, found materials, and the impact of color.” Born in 1935, Denmark was exposed to color and form at an early age by his grandmother, a wire sculptor and quilt artist, by his grandfather, a bricklayer noted for his unique custom design molds, and his mother who was gifted with an intuitive feeling for design and a fastidiousness for detail which she expressed in all aspects of her daily life. This family tradition continues in grandson Dimitri, who is forging his own artistic career as an adult. James’ career began as an art teacher in the New York public school system. There he met and was

“Cut flowers” by James Denmark.

nurtured by an immensely talented community of artists, including abstract expressionists as Jackson Pollack, Clifford Still, and William DeKooning. The African-American masters Norman Lewis, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, and Ernest Crichlow instilled in him an appreciation of his African-American artistic heritage, and he began experimenting with collage. Denmark has a natural affinity for the difficult and largely improvisational medium of collage and quickly developed his own unique and easily identifiable style, which can be enjoyed by the public at ARTworks Tuesday through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday afternoons. ARTworks is located at 2127 Boundary Street, Beaufort SC 29902, 843-379-2787. http://www.

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Author to sign copies of book ‘The Boy Project’ A book signing for “The Boy Project: Notes and Observations of Kara McAllister” by Beaufort author Kami Kinard will be held Tuesday, January 10, 2012. The book, published by Scholastic, is a social science experiment for anyone who’s ever felt that boys were a different species. Meet the author at ARTworks from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary St. Kami Kinard’s debut novel “The Boy Project: Notes and Observations of Kara McAllister” is a good-hearted look at the trials and tribulations of eighthgrader Kara McAllister who has one huge problem: Kara is the only person in her grade to have never had a boyfriend. Thirteen and wildly creative, Kara McAllister just had her best idea yet. Masked under the pretense of a social experiment for the school science fair, Kara plans to take careful notes on all of the boys in her grade (and a few elsewhere) in order to answer a

seemingly simple question: How can she get a boyfriend? But, as luck would have it, Kara’s project turns out to be much more complicated than she anticipated. Soon there are secrets, lies, and an embarrassing incident in the boy’s bathroom. Plus, Kara has to deal with mean girls, her slightly spacey BFF, and some surprising uses for duct tape. Still, if Kara’s research leads her to the right boy, everything may just be worth it. Full of charts and graphs, heart and humor, this hilarious debut will resonate with tweens everywhere. Kami Kinard enjoys writing about the boyfriend quest more than she enjoyed experiencing it. A teaching artist on the SC Arts Commission’s Roster of Approved Artists, she writes from Beaufort where she lives with her husband and two children. You can visit her online at

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Beaufort Memorial is pleased to announce the addition of Coastal CareMD, the private practice of Clark Trask, MD, to the hospital’s growing network of physician practices. Dr. Trask and his staff have joined Beaufort Memorial Hospital, and the practice will be managed by Beaufort Physician Partners, a division of the hospital. A native of Beaufort, Dr. Trask received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and his M.D. from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He completed a residency in family medicine at Mountain Area Health Education Consortium in Asheville, NC. He is board certified in both family medicine and bariatric medicine. (Medical Weight Loss has moved to 1600 Burnside Street, Suite 1600 in Town Center. The telephone number remains 379-1166.) Dr. Clark Trask, MD

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

From business to politics, Nan and Mike Sutton represent the


best of beaufort By Lanier Laney

After 16 years in New York City, Beaufort native Nan Brown returned to Beaufort to open the store of her dreams and in the process met the man of her dreams too — City Councilman Mike Sutton.

First, the New York City part, in Nan’s own words: “I went to NYC to be an actress in the 80’s so I did the whole New York acting thing ... spent five years studying with Uta Hagen and HB Studio ... was in the cult film “Swamp Thing” in 1981 (I was Swamp Thing’s sister, Linda Holland) and had another small part in a film called “My Boyfriend’s Back.” It bombed at the box office, it was a film about zombies. When I went to New York I didn’t have a job or a place to live, just packed a bag and went. I slept on a couch of a friend of mine for three weeks and then got a job as an au pair for the first three years I was there. But then I got into the catering business after that and spent 11 years as the director of service for an exclusive caterer inside the United Nations and managed all the private parties there. It was a fascinating, but stressful, job. We handled all the state functions for the Secretary General which meant state luncheons and receptions for all the heads of nations. The most fascinating year was the UN’s 50th anniversary where in one room one day we took care of Fidel Castro, Yasir Arafat, Margaret Thatcher, Boris Yeltsin, Bill Clinton, Vaclav Havel and many others — and that was just one day. You name the Head of State and I probably took care them over that 11 year period. My favorite Secretary General was Kofi Annan. We handled all the private receptions for every country in the world and one of my memories that stands out was the night we were doing a reception for Iraq and, as usual, I approached the ambassador (as I did for every function) to introduce myself, put my hand out to shake his and he pulled his hands behind his back. It was my first introduction to the Muslim world and what they think about women. Thereafter, I decided to let my counterpart, who was a male, do all the Iraqi parties. My other favorite story was when Richard Nixon came to lunch and it was a private luncheon for about 20 people and one of the African ambassadors who was attending and was French speaking motioned to me and then his mouth and said the words ‘to speak.’ And so I said, ‘You want to speak?’ And he shook his head no. ‘To speak. To speak,’ he kept saying. Finally I figured out he wanted a ‘toothpick!’ And in the middle of this


Mike and Nan Sutton.

“I wanted to have a fun, affordable place to shop — a place to find cool gifts for not a lot of money that you didn’t have to drive to Savannah or Charleston for.” Nan Sutton, talking about the idea for her popular boutique store downtown, Lulu Burgess I looked over at Richard Nixon at the head of the table and he was winking at me.” Her thoughts on Beaufort: “My father, Ned Brown, who was born here in 1923 on Parris Island, always called it paradise and as I’ve gotten older, I see what he means — it is paradise. I don’t know how many places have the combination of natural beauty and history. The downtown part with a beautiful waterfront park and a shopping district.” How did she decide to open Lulu Burgess on Bay Street? Says Nan, “My friends say they remember me talking about opening a store when I was in college, but I took a long detour to New York City for 16 years and then opened it! I came back to Beaufort in 2000. My mother was sick and I decided to come back to be with her for the end of her life, and then I opened Lulu Burgess not long after she passed away. I wanted to have a fun, affordable place to shop —

a place to find cool gifts for not a lot of money that you didn’t have to drive to Savannah or Charleston for. And now Lulu Burgess has been open for 11 years.” How she met Mike: “We met in Old Bay Marketplace. He and his brother were the general contractors for the renovation of Bay Marketplace back in 1999-2000 and he was standing in what is now Lulu Burgess and I came in to ‘check my space’ because I had just rented it, it was a pizza parlor at the time. He had on his hardhat — he said he felt like he looked like one of the Village People. So we’ve been together for 11 years, married seven. He asked me to pick a wedding date that he could always remember our anniversary, so we got married on New Year’s Eve.” Mike was born in Jacksonville, Fla., then moved to Fripp Island when he was 6 years old. His father, Bob Sutton, was the man who brought the dredge up from Georgia in the early

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development days of Fripp Island. Mike’s family was one of the first families on Fripp. Mike’s business is Sutton Construction and he’s a residential and commercial contractor. Mike’s also been a hardworking city councilman in Beaufort for six years. I asked Nan what was that like. “It’s a tough, thankless job. I go to just about all the meetings and have learned an enormous amount about city government. The biggest lesson that I’ve learned is before you complain about something, make sure you know both sides of the story.” I have to say that Lulu Burgess is one of those great and unique stores that really make Beaufort “Beaufort” and her whole team there is super. I remember when I went in there 10 years ago, I thought “what a cool store and town to support a store like this” and that helped me to decide to move here. I’m sure other people have thought so too. Mike has been a committed city council member over the years and I think we are so lucky to have these two people who have given back so much to all of us here in Beaufort. I’m sure you will join me in wishing them a wonderful wedding anniversary this New Years Eve! Lulu Burgess is located at 917 Bay St., Beaufort, SC 29902. (843) 524-5858.


BA girls get threepeat The middle school girls basketball team from Beaufort Academy traveled to St. George, S.C., for the Dorchester Academy Christmas tournament and came away with the championship trophy for the third year in a row. Five teams — BA, Cathedral Academy, Colleton Prep, Dorchester Academy and Patrick Henry Academy — competed for the crown. On the first day, Dec. 19, the BA girls had two close games defeating Cathedral Academy 20-18 and Colleton Prep 22-18, earning them a spot in the finals. On the second day, the Eagles faced Colleton Prep which had fought back in the losers’ bracket to the finals. The Eagles jumped out to a 6-0 lead and coasted to a 20-11 victory to bring home the championship trophy once again. Allison Alvarez led the scoring in all the games and totaled 34 points. Seventh graders Ashley Taylor and Skyler Nuelle were the next highest scorers for BA. Ashley was also the leading rebounder for the Eagles. Eighth grader Kirsten Floyd was the only player to be part of all three championship teams. In the championship game, fellow eighth grader Ting O’Regan was a stalwart on defense, holding Colleton’s leading scorer to four points. Coach Bill Gabrielson was proud of the effort of his entire squad and looks forward to getting back in action against St. Gregory the Great on Wednesday, January 4, on the Eagles’ home court.


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social diary

The Island News asked:

What are your

resolutions? R

arely do I ever make resolutions for the New Year because I take such things very seriously. The last one was two years ago when I resolved to stop smoking — cold turkey — and did. As you can see I try to keep resolutions for the big, serious, life changing stuff. Well, this year I am going to make another biggie resolution. I have gotten rather rotund (my nice way of saying fat) and badly out of shape. and if I don’t do something to change my direction soon I will easily win a Jabba The Hut look alike contest. So the serious regimen to change my ways starts January 1, 2012! If I have the same success as with stopping smoking, I should be looking for another big resolution next year. Maybe learning how to Shag! Buck Boone, General Manager

“It is with sincere conviction that I resolve to attempt my greatest fear: To think before speaking and say it anyway. Or possibly guard my words and thoughts with the fierceness that I often guard my cupcakes. Either one of those will suit just fine. The likelihood that I forget them both by midnight suggests eminent failure.” Cherimie Crane Weatherford, aka Backwoods Barbie


pproaching the age of 35, it has become quite apparent that I no longer possess the physique, energy and metabolism that I did at the age of 25. 2011 was an eye-opener for me, in regard to my current state of health as well as those around me. Discovering that I had high cholesterol, having both my parents and an aunt diagnosed with cancer, as well as losing a beloved church family member and another aunt to the same, I make a resolve to take better care of myself so that I am better able to take care of those around me. I make a resolve to eat better and at appropriate times, exercise more, drink water more, rest more, and most importantly, I vow to get annual screenings and regular check-ups as if my life depended on it. 2011 has taught me to pray endlessly, love harder, and laugh louder. See you all in the New Year! 2012 is going to be awesome! Takiya Smith, Beauty columnist

“I think I’ll start the year out by giving birth and then I’ll try this whole raising a baby thing.” Pamela Brownstein, Editor

Lanier Laney

GOT NEW YEAR’S EVE PLANS YET? By Lanier Laney I asked around town to see what was going on for you: • Matt Pieper at Tooting Egret has a special five course meal with carefully chosen wines at $100 a person. One seating at 7:30 p.m. with live music. For reservations, call 843-521-4506. • Saltus has a four-course New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe Menu. at $50 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required, call 843-379-3474. DJ Mix Master Milner will host a New Year’s Eve Dance Party beginning at 10 p.m. • Plums has The Broke Locals beginning at 10 p.m. with a countdown at midnight. • Donna Lang invites everyone to Breakwater for a New Year’s Eve lobster special and a complimentary champagne toast for those around at midnight. • Southern Graces has two seatings for their Decadent New Year’s Eve Dinner at the Beaufort Inn at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Call (843) 379-0555 or email reservations to reservations@southerngracescatering. com • Wren has a special prix fixe menu with four seatings at 5, 6, 9 or 10 p.m. Call 524-9463 for reservations. • Q on Bay has some nifty New Year’s Eve dinner specials and music by Hebrew Brother. 524-7771. • Chef Josh at Bricks says: “We will have a prime rib dinner with blackeyed peas, twice baked potatoes, soup and salad and all the fixings for $16.95. Live music with Short White Irish Guy, dancing, free champagne toast, plus New Year’s giveaways. Free overnight parking, and simply great times.” • From all of us at the Island News: Have fun everybody and hope you have a happy, safe and prosperous New Years!!

“Wag more. As my dog friends have taught me over the years, those who wag more have more joy, harmony, gratitude, and peace of mind than those who spend their time barking about whatever is presented them on a moment-to-moment basis.” Tracie Korol, holistic behavior coach and author of wholeDog


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happy winos

Things that go pop in the night It’s time to break open those holiday bubbles! By Terry Sweeney

Now, I’m no “fizzicist” but I am quite fond of sparkling wines and champagne with their festive little pearls of CO2 that happily tickle my nose and help me forget I have no health insurance. Perhaps it’s the elegance of the slender glass flute that reassures me that in my hand I hold a liquid invitation to leave the ordinary behind and celebrate the extraordinary. Dirty dishes, mounds of bills, and a cat that has suddenly taken to pooping on my beautiful white chenille bedspread in the guest room are all magically dismissed from my world and shown the door (especially the cat!). A magic flying carpet of bubbles will take this happy wino up, up, and away this holiday season, and maybe you too if you climb aboard one of these fizzy floats. Now, since I am half-Sicilian, I must start with that Italian court jester of bubbles — Prosecco. A dear, depressed friend of mine affectionately calls it “Prozac-co” and relies on it to get through the not-always-so-cheery Christmas season. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great fun to hear sleigh bells ringing

and go dashing through the snow. However, for those of us who now know that Santa’s not really coming to town and for whom the days of train sets and Terry shiny new bikes and Sweeney piles of beautifully wrapped toys are long gone — well, we need a little help. And for typically under $15 dollars a bottle, you can get it from a Prosecco from the Veneto district of Northwest Italy. Fresh and citrusy with hints of pears or melons, sometimes dry (labeled “brut”), sometimes deliciously fruity (confusingly labeled “extra dry”), Prosecco is always a guaranteed mood elevator and a reminder not to give up, no matter how much sad sappy Christmas muzak you are bombarded with in every store on God’s earth. (Are ya listening, Publix?! ) One important Happy Wino footnote: A delightful concoction of peach puree mixed with Prosecco is called a Bellini. It’s one of Venice’s most

famous cocktails and was invented in Harry’s Bar, which still exists. Serve it to your guests in your home or better yet, say “screw-em” and fly to Venice and go on a Bellini-bender until Christmas is over! Of course, not to be forgotten, is my other favorite sparkler from the country of Spain — cava. You’ve seen it in supermarkets and dozens of liquor stores in that dark, mysteriouslooking jet black bottle with that unpronounceable name Freixenet (Fresh-shun-nett). Made in the Penedes region, around Barcelona, this is probably some of the best value bubbly you can find. Made like champagne with the “methode champenoise,” it comes in various delightful variations from super dry to super sweet and is a great aperitif for any holiday party. Pair it with something Spanish like marcona almonds or Spanish olives or even better with a tall good-looking Spaniard, if you can find one. This, of course, leaves us with the one and only. (drum roll!) That sparkling French superstar — Champagne! Breakfast, lunch, dinner, I can’t think

of a meal it doesn’t raise out of the gutter and place on a glistening throne of bubbles. New Year’s Eve without Champagne? No way! Not after the year you’ve had! (or maybe that’s just me I’m talking about). My favorite affordable Champagne is Pol Roger. For me that’s bubbly grape juice of the gods. Of course, my friend Mariah Carey (who doesn’t know I call her my friend, so please don’t tell her I throw her name around) favors Cristal at $280 a bottle and loves to start her day by drinking it in mimosas with orange juice. Perhaps that’s how we should all get our Vitamin C. Still, it’s up to you which of your fancy French friends you want to spend Christmas and New Years with. Maybe it’s Veuve Cliquot, maybe Moet & Chandon, or Perrier Jouet, or Bollinger, or Tattinger or — “oh mon dieu, I’m parched!!” I fill a glass and raise it to my lips and sip. And suddenly, somewhere, I think I still hear Christmas music playing. But wait, it’s not sad. It’s the Champagne of Christmas carols — “Joy To The World!” Happy New Year to all the Happy Winos!!! Cheers!

New Year s’ Eve Menu Amuse Bouche:

Black-eyed Pea Cake with Moonshine Cured Smoked Salmon Finished with Dill Crema

First Course:

Shitake Mushroom & Asparagus Spring Roll Offered with shaved parmesan & balsamic reduction

She Crab Bisque

laced with Sherry & served with our Pimiento Cheese straw

Beet & Goat Cheese Salad

Served atop arugula with toasted pecans & Champagne Vinaigrette

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Main Course:

Pan-seared Muscovy Duck Breast

Offered with Cinnamon Cranberry Sauce alongside Sweet Potato Gratin and Browned Butter Haricot Verts


Celebrate New Year s’ Eve with us! Dinner will be served in two seatings: 6:30 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.

Dinner only reservations are $100 per couple and are based on availability. Please call 843.379.0555 for reservations.

Grilled Beef Tenderloin Gratinae with Crabmeat & Bleu Cheese Butter

Featuring our peppercorn coated beef tenderloin topped with a gratinae with Truffled Potato en croute & Creamed Parmesan Spinach


Lobster Tempura

Luxurious for the New Year, offered with Black-eyed Pea Parmesan Risotto & Browned Butter Haricot Verts

Third Course:

Toasted Coconut Cake Grand Marnier Crème Brulee Vahlrona Chocolate Molten Tart

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year in review january: beaufort kicks off its tricentennial year

january: ‘extreme makeover: home edition’ comes to town

february: valentine’s ball & beaufort international film festival

Beaufort’s 300 april: cycling classic

may: boys & girls gala

2011 mommy makeover winner!

july: 52nd annual water festival

august: surfing hunting island


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year in review


october: annual shrimp festival

september: Lt. dan band & tricentennial parade

november: schools join to perform beaufort 300 revue (above) december: main street beaufort usa’s light up the night (right)


Start a more organized life in 2012 By Roxanne Cheney

For many, the New Year is a time to reflect on the changes we want or need to make. And every year, many of us end up making the same resolutions. One that shows up on just about every New Year Resolution Top Ten List is to “get organized.” That’s not surprising when you consider these statistics: • 23 percent of adults admit to paying bills late (incurring late fees and suffering credit report effects) because they lose bills among the clutter; • 25 percent of people with two-car garages can’t park even one car because of the other items stored there; • 1 in 11 American households spends more than $1,000 annually on rented self-storage space; • The average American spends one year of his/her life looking for lost items. Whether you want your home organized enough that you can invite guests over on the spur of the moment, or simply want your papers organized enough to find addresses or receipts in under a minute, the following tips will get you started on the road to a more organized life. For most people, trying to organize their space without first sorting and

purging their belongings is simply rearranging the clutter. Use this simple acronym to kick start your efforts: SORT. S ort O bserve Oosouji R ule of One T oss with Abandon Sort. Soon after the New Year arrives, most families take down holiday decorations and store everything for the following year. This year, before repacking the ornaments, lights, and linens, look at each item to determine whether it’s something you really want to keep. With time, have some of the items become tired, tattered, or stained? Some may have sentimental value despite (or even because of ) their age. But are some decorations there just because, well, they’re there? If you don’t love each one, donate or discard it before putting away the others. Next December you’ll be glad you did. Observe Oosouji. In Japan, an integral part of New Year tradition is clearing dirt, clutter, and the disorganization from the old year. Japanese homes receive a top-to-bottom cleaning; business offices are sorted and organized; and children clean out school

desks. The objective is to drive out any impure influences that may have taken up residence during the previous year. Whether you want to purify your home, or simply enjoy a clean and uncluttered house, oosouji will help you achieve your objective. Rule of One. Try this simple idea to keep clutter at bay as you put away holiday gifts: for each item received, donate or discard one. For example, for every new DVD you add to the shelf, remove one older title. New PJs for the children? Before placing them in the drawer, take out a pair that no longer fit or that your child doesn’t like. If craft supplies filled your stocking, remove as many from your stash before adding the news ones. If your home is already cluttered, try donating or discarding two items for each one received. This will immediately reduce clutter — and the pleasure of new possessions will help ease any discomfort about letting go of items you no longer use, need or love. Toss with Abandon. We all know that when it comes to gift-giving, it’s the thought that counts. And that’s true for all the gifts that entered your home this holiday season. Do not allow your

home to be cluttered with items you do not want simply because they were gifts. Try these strategies to handle any “white elephant” gifts (after writing a thank you note, naturally): • If a gift receipt was included, return the item or exchange it for one you will use, need or love. • Consign gifts to one of our fabulous local consignment shops, or donate to one of the myriad charitable resale shops in town. • If you wish to save a gift for “regifting,” attach a note to yourself with the name of the gift giver and date received; this will help prevent a regifting faux pas. • Host an after-Christmas “white elephant” exchange (with very good friends). Remember, one woman’s trash is another’s treasure? It’s true! Sorting and de-cluttering before putting things away isn’t about doing without; it’s about surrounding yourself only with things you use, need or love. And wouldn’t that be a lovely way to live your best life in 2012? Roxanne Cheney is a Professional Organizer and Daily Money Manager. For more information, visit www., 843-252-1118 or

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school news

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

Billboards direct families, kids to online services After being chosen as one of the nation’s “100 best Communities for Young People” by the America’s Promise Alliance in 2011, Beaufort County will continue to defend its title into the new year by advertising “” Out of the 300 communities across the nation that were nominated for the Alliance’s “100 Best list,” only 29 were added in 2011. “America’s Promise said that a key strength of our application was the comprehensive array of services and opportunities available for our young people and their families, particularly relating to education and family services,” said Superintendent Valerie Truesdale. “One of the ongoing challenges we face is ensuring that families are aware of those services and opportunities, and this website will help to accomplish that.” In an effort to bring awareness to great local resources, three new billboards will go up across the county

directing families to “,” an on-line directory of services for children and their families. The website provides a variety of links to local services ranging from recreation to education to transportation. Adams Outdoor Advertising partnered with the website by providing the billboard space without charge. “Our hope is that these billboards will make more people aware of the many services and opportunities that are available to help keep their families healthier,

happier and more successful in school,” said Cynthia Beilar, general manager of local operations for Adams Outdoor Advertising. The county’s strengths are its innovation and efforts in helping young people achieve their potential by graduating from high school, securing a job and playing an active role in America’s economic vitality. It does so by providing youth with after-school programs and health initiatives, such as with YMCA of Beaufort County, the Boys & Girls Club of the Lowcountry and Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services. Beaufort also provides leadership development opportunities for youth through its annual Beaufort County Youth Leadership Conference. Also, Beaufort coordinates a health model made up of 16 local organizations that aim to reduce childhood obesity, increase access to health services, advance health education programs and provide more opportunities for youth to participate in physical activity.

USCB psychology students take first place at quiz bowl University of South Carolina Beaufort psychology students took first place at the annual Quiz Bowl competition at the South Carolina Psychological Association’s 2011 Academic Day, held at the College of Charleston. USCB bested eight other teams during the two-hour, seven round competition: Coker College, USC, Clemson University, College of Charleston, Newberry College, The Citadel, Furman University and Lander University. Second place went to Furman, and third place was awarded to College of Charleston. The USCB team was coached by Assistant Professor, Brandon Cosley, Ph.D with assistance from faculty member Linda Wilson, Ph.D. USCB’s Department of Social Science Chair, Charles Spirrison, Ph.D

“We were like one mind to the power of five. I don’t think that we could have won if we had been missing any one of our members.” Joely Tweel, Psychology Club treasurer is thrilled about the victory. “These students are among our best and brightest. I am very excited for them. They have represented themselves, their classmates and professors, and USCB remarkably well. It is a true pleasure to be associated with them and their educations.” USCB Quiz Bowl team members included: Justin Barber, Brittany Cheek, Jenny Dolin, Ian Evans, and Joely Tweel. All of these students are also members of the USCB Psychology Club. Kate Torborg, Director of Student Life, was thrilled to hear of the student

organization’s success.“I am unbelievably proud of this special group of students.” According to Psychology Club Treasurer Tweel, “We were like one mind to the power of five. I don’t think that we could have won if we had been missing any one of our members. We knew each other well enough to have a sense of when to defer to each other. It was a glorious example of social psych at its best. And we had incredible coaches. We definitely could not have done so well without their tireless efforts. Our success proves that we have as good of professors at USCB as you would find

at any college anywhere.” Dolin, Vice-President, concurred. “All of us on the team kept talking about the differences between our school, USCB, and the other larger universities. We decided that we had an edge over the other schools, like Clemson and USC, because we all knew each other and were comfortable. We know our professors and they know us. It’s a different dynamic that you cannot find at a bigger university, a place where you might just be a number. At USCB, it’s the complete opposite. Professors know you and are interested in your life and invest in your future. It’s wonderful. And that’s the reason why we did so well yesterday. Our preparation was impeccable and it was entirely a team effort, one that I’m proud to have been a part of.”

Each student unique, special By Randy Page

“Everyone is unique and that makes each of us special.” That’s not just a sappy greeting card line; it’s a fundamental truth of education. Each person has a unique way of learning, applying and retaining information. Psychologists give this phenomenon fancy names like “multiple intelligences,” or “learning modalities.” Whatever you call it, the fact remains that different students require different types of instruction and curriculum. Some learn by seeing, others by hearing, and yet others by doing. Standardization doesn’t work in education. Teachers and parents know this fact, but many politicians and public school administrators seem to have forgotten it. Over decades, they have taken control away from parents and teachers and made education a one-­size-fits-­all state enterprise. Day-­ to-­ day operations at public


schools are now driven in precise detail by state and federal mandates. School districts are caged in by onerous regulations and micromanaged by far-­off technocrats. For the most part it is the schools’ own fault. Through powerful political lobbying, the school boards and administrators have driven up government funding of public schools year-­ after-­ year, knowing full well that money comes with complicated strings attached. Ever more money for public education (over $11,700 per student this year alone) has not led to higher student achievement. It has not decreased inequalities between schools in different areas of the state. It has not increased parental engagement in public education. It has, however, made public education a powerful political force. Many non-­teaching “educators” now have an overriding personal or

professional stake in the financial “success” of the system itself. That’s a dangerous thing for students and parents. Excellent education is student appropriate. It is innovative and adaptive. It is not, and cannot be, standardized and politicized. There is a way to turn the system around. We can give parents of all income levels the means and motivation to get more involved in their children’s education. We can support innovation and specialization among schools. We can reverse the trend of one-­size-­fits-­all. That way is School Choice, and it’s proven to have raised student achievement and reduce educational costs in other states. It allows parents — those with the most information and best motivation — to direct their own children’s education. It helps to ensure students are seated in the classroom best suited for their unique learning needs. For nearly a decade, lawmakers in South Carolina have debated education

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choice for families. In that time public school spending has gone up and test scores have dropped. Organizations representing the school boards and school bureaucrats have aggressively fought against any move toward a more parent-­driven educational system. Their fear of change has become the stuff of legend in Columbia. This powerful political force has shamelessly cloaked itself in the name of “the children” as it lobbies for its own institutional interests. The choice is simple: either ignore the differences among students and blindly throw ever more money at the one-­size-­fits-­all public school system, or wake up to the realities of individual differences and embrace them through parental choice. Randy Page is President of South Carolinians for Responsible Government and a board member of the Palmetto Family Council.

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A woman walks her dog along the beach in the afternoon at Hunting Island State Park. Dogs have to be on a leash while at the beach, so the dog is carrying it with him.

Ken Seely, left, and Beth Brockhoff ride their horses on the beach Tuesday afternoon at Hunting Island State Park. Horseback riding is permitted on the popular beach from December through February.

Tony Norris of Lady’s Island uses a high-tech metal detector to scan the beach recently at Hunting Island State Park. Norris said he usually finds rings, assorted jewelry and coins — lots of coins.


December 31st - 1:30 to 5pm only. FREE ice cream! and FREE pony ride!

One coupon only for children 4-13 with parent’s approval. Must be accompanied by an adult with the authority to allow child’s participation. Find Pick Pocket Plantation: on rte 170 (Robert Smalls Pkwy) enter through ADVANCE AUTO parking lot. See unpaved farm road. Take road to plantation house.

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Clubs support cateract surgery Five clubs have helped Julia Jodrey save her eye sight by paying for her cataract surgery. It has been a joint effort by the Beaufort Lions Club, the Sun City Club, the Hardeeville Club and both the Noon and Evening Hilton Head Clubs to make sure that Ms. Jodrey’s one remaining eye be protected if possible. These five clubs chipped in to pay for Jodrey’s surgery on December 7 which, although complicated, was a success. Pictures at right, standing from left to right, is John Rickert, Secretary of the Sun City Club; PDG Jim Palmer with the Beaufort Club; Irene Jackiewicz, President of the Sun City Club; and Ms. Jodrey’s appreciative son Wesley Tyler. Seated is Julia Jodrey and Pat Harvey-Palmer with the Beaufort Club who spearheaded this joint venture.

quite a quilt Pictured is a queen size quilt by Ann Goodwin and Carol Ann Jaynes members of the Sea Island Quilters The “Disappearing NinePatch” quilt was donated to the Friends Caroline Hospice.

NEW YEAR’S EVE ROCKIN LOCK-IN AT YMCA The YMCA of Beaufort County is hosting a lock-in for children ages 7-13. The lock-in will be New Year’s Eve on Friday, December 31st from 5 p.m.-8 a.m. This event will be 15 hours packed full of fun activities for your child including, rolling video game bus, Wii, Tux the Clown, karaoke, 5-on-5 sports tournaments, swimming, crafts, a midnight talent show and much more! Parents can expect a fun and safe environment in a fully monitored facility and an experienced staff including our childcare and aquatics directors! Kids are asked to bring a positive attitude along with their swim gear, a sleeping bag and pillow! They are sure to have a great time ringing in 2012 with their Y friends! Stop by the Wardle Family YMCA on 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal to register for this event. The cost is $25 per child ages 7-13.

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We will be serving Hop n’ John on New Years Day! On Sunday, December 18, St. Peter Homes for the Holidays Co-Chairpersons Elizabeth Dardes and Mary Cunningham presented a check in the amount of $53,000 (the check shows $50,000, but additional funds came in) to Sister Judy Therese, SSCM, and Father Paul D. MacNeil for the Saint Peter Catholic School Endowment Fund. The event took place from November 18-20.

Monday night is Frogmore night: COMPLIMENTARY DRAFT BEER OR WINE Tuesday is burger night: STEAMER BURGER ALL THE WAY only $6.95 Wednesday: PORK CHOP DINNER only $7.95 Thursday: ONE POUND PEEL AND EAT SHRIMP $12.95 Graduating Marines eat FREE

IN THE PUB Tuesday-Friday: $3.50 happy hour on well • Tues: Cornhole Wed: Open Mic Night • Thurs: Ladies Night $2.00 vodkas Check the Steamers Facebook page for special offers and fun ways to win prizes.


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keeping warm through the winter,” said Mark, president of Furniture Warehouse Design Gallery. “Recycling jackets, coats and sweaters is good for our environment, but more importantly, it’s good for our community. The economy has put thousands of families in a position where a used coat or jacket can make a big difference in being comfortable this winter,” he said. Already, students and families at schools in Beaufort, Seabrook, Bluffton and Hilton Head contributed hundreds of jackets and coats — with Beaufort Middle School alone collecting about 150. Donations can be dropped off now through Dec. 31 at these locations: • FWDG, Perimeter Walk, 745 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort • Beaufort County BB&T branch offices at Beaufort, 95 Port Republic St. and Lady’s Island, 1 Kemmerlin Lane • Carolina Stamper, 203A Carteret Street, downtown Beaufort • Omni Health & Fitness, Boundary Street behind Outback.


History and oysters join for HBF’s 12th annual oyster roast Combining its reputation for the most elegant oyster roast in the Lowcountry in a historic setting, Historic Beaufort Foundation will hold its 12th annual roast on the grounds of the iconic Beaufort mansion, Marshlands, on January 13. Scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., the event at 501 Pinckney Street is open to HBF members and the general public. Marshlands’ historic site on Beaufort’s waterfront provides a 180-degree view of the river to enjoy while eating oysters, gumbo, hamburgers and hotdogs catered by Plums, an open bar by Reeves Outdoor Catering and blues music by Kirk Dempsey and the Sidestreet Historic Beaufort Foundation’s annual oyster roast fundraiser will be held at Walkers. Craft beers will be provided Marshlands on Friday, January 13, 2012. by Bear Island Distributors. Ticket prices have been reduced The annual oyster roast serves to individually on the National Register foster fellowship in the preservation of Historic Places and was built by Dr. this year to $45 per person and to $35 community while gaining new members James Robert Verdier, a pioneer in the for those 35-years-old and younger. and funds for the Foundation’s successful treatment of yellow fever. Tickets will not be sold at the door preservation and Verdier House The home as it stands today reflects and must be purchased by January 6. activities. In addition to preserving and three phases of construction but it Tickets may be ordered and charged to protecting historic and cultural sites and remains a classic example of what a credit card by calling the HBF office advocating for the National Historic came to be called the “Beaufort style,” at 379-3331. Checks can be mailed to Landmark District, HBF operates i.e. a raised foundation, wrap-around PO Box 11, Beaufort, SC 29901. The the ca. 1804 Verdier House, the only double porches and projecting rear office is open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. wings. It has been in the W.B. Harvey – 5 p.m. and closed for the holidays historic house museum in Beaufort. December 23 through January 2. Marshlands, ca. 1814, is listed family since the early 20th century.

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Almost resolute resolutions

By Jack Sparacino

4. Figure out, once and for all, where socks that go missing after they enter the dryer actually go. And how they get there. This one has tremendous leverage and when achieved should make people who like reading mystery novels stand up and take notice. Maybe NASA would be interested, too. And the National Sock Guild. 5. Remember how to whistle. I used to be a pretty decent whistler. Not concert level or anything like that, just on key and enthusiastic. But my whistle got up and left the building one day. Wouldn’t it be eerie if it turns out that it went where everyone’s lost socks go when they escape from dryer Alcatraz. 6. Learn how to fly fish. I had a great offer this year from a friend who is absolutely expert, but it was tied to a specific tournament and I was unable to go. The first step in this resolution is to get my head straight and stop thinking of fly fishing as arts and crafts. You know, making your own flies on a nifty workbench with those little tweezers and such. Wearing those vests with a million little pockets. And the sometimes dorky hats. 7. Teach 10 people something really useful. This one involves a slight hedge, since I’m willing to count myself as one of the ten. The challenge here will be figuring out what I actually still know that’s valuable

Well, here comes 2012 at warp speed and with it another opportunity for all of us to consider those pesky New Year’s resolutions. I now prefer to think of them as goals which can be written almost as if one was developing them for a job or task. So they need to be specific, measurable, supportive of the larger organization (county or even world?) and of course achievable. That’s the theory, anyway. Now, for the more personal and humble reality. Deep breath. OK, here goes. I will now: 1. Watch where I’m going better, and stop tripping so often over anything more than about an inch high. This includes sneakers, dog toys, and garden tools. Also sticks, curbs and lamp tables. Unless any of these things need tripping over. 2. Watch 25% less distressing national and world news while simultaneously acquiring 25% more actual wisdom about how and why the world around us works the way it does (or doesn’t). Maybe no news at all on Sundays. 3. Vow to give gardening one more serious try to see if I can get to like it. I’ve read that gardening is one of THE most popular hobbies in the country. The trick will be for me to ignore or minimize the bugs, dirt, sweat, and aching back and focus on the lovely results. I have a hunch that accomplishing this one will really make my wife proud of me.

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without getting on Google or asking my son, who already knows lots of good stuff, including things I forgot. 8. Learn how to make bread. This one has been evading me for years, probably because so many grocery stores make such good bread. I’m not sure whether to get a bread making machine or earn my stripes the old fashioned way and do it the way the pioneers did, for example. Or the people who needed to really get it right for the Earl of Sandwich so they could stay out of sandwich jail.

9. Get used to my neck cracking all the time. Since no doctor has yet told me it’s serious, maybe the solution is to try yoga or a zen-like attitude readjustment. Or maybe join a group of people who like to crack their knuckles or chew ice cubes and find out what their secrets of enjoyment are. 10. Make a contribution to world peace OR do a better job of remembering why I walked into a particular room (without having to write it down before). Well, succeeding with the latter resolution would at least generate some peace of mind. And how do you boil the world peace ocean? Right. One cup at a time.

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Happy New Year, Beaufort Like a clean kitchen, a blank piece of paper, and sheets from the dryer, the New Year lends a sense of potential seasoned perfectly with hope and intention. We began 2011 with a cautionary step inherited from the difficulty of 2010. Instead of shock and awe of the destructive path of the economy or the disbelief that one may need to reconsider a budget founded on frivolous frolics, we met 2011 with a Monday mentality of getting the job done or even getting through the day. In 2011, we accepted the challenges begrudgingly, but accepted nonetheless. No longer crying in our cappuccinos, moaning in our mochas, we pulled up our well-worn bootstraps and ran through the mine field dodging and swaying the shrapnel from years of indulgence. We laughed at the scrapes, bandaged the wounds, and roared victoriously at free parking. Now battered, bruised, and stronger than ever, most of us crawl forward with a sense of accomplishment knowing that, indeed, we survived. No longer cloaked in dismay, we faced 2011 with the knowledge that there is no substitute for hard work, diligence, and friends with wine. The pundits no longer shocked us with financial predictions or woes of economical waves; we shrugged our shoulders and faced the day. Akin to a secret society, a fraternity, even a bridge club, we recognize the members of the survival class without the need for a special handshake,

membership card, or lettered ring. Just a nod, a glance, or a sigh signifies a common bond of those who accepted the obstacles and forged on determined remain afloat. Cherimie Congratulations, y’all, Crane Weatherford we made it through another year! After the tumultuous training of two years in the trenches, we greet 2012 with the beautiful shield of experience. Neither the economical roller coaster nor the impetuousness of government can surprise us now. Our Christmas trees come down as our spirits lift up; we made it — some with more grace than others. Many of us slide in at the finish holding on for dear life. Some of us carry others, some even crawl; either way we are all here now prepared for the start of a new year, a new race, new challenges, and new things we wish we hadn’t put on Facebook. Cheers to each of you. May the new year bring forth a new perspective, a new adventure, an attitude of resilience and a sense of humor when all else fails. Regardless of your personal battle in 2011 — whether it was financial, familial, or the simple distaste for your current station in life — you did it. You are now prepped and primed for whatever direction you choose. Happy 2012, Beaufort.

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history with holly: childhood memories By Holly Kearns Lambert

Growing up in Beaufort during the 60s and 70s was carefree and fearless. Windows stayed open all night and doors were never locked. Our parents didn’t think twice about us leaving the house at the crack of dawn and returning in time for dinner. It was safe back then. Everyone knew who everyone was and looked out for each other. My neighborhood, Hundred Pines, had families with kids of all ages. There was never a time when you didn’t have someone to play with. If we weren’t building forts on Battery Creek’s river bank, we sold lemonade in the median where Hermitage Road forks north and south. Many an afternoon friends would flock to our front yard to play with daddy’s old parachute. And summer time meant attending two weeks of the Humpty Dumpty Day School — a school-themed babysitting service first initiated by my sister, Connie, and her friends Judy Chambers, Eileen Harvey and Helen Lipson. It was such a success with the neighborhood moms that my friends, Carroll Chambers and Margaret Harvey, and I continued the tradition for several summers. Whether we walked or rode our bikes, a trip to town always included a stop at Koth’s grocery. There, we bought a bag of freshly boiled peanuts

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and a fountain drink from Mr. J.M., then hurried across the street to find a shady spot under the bayside oaks. Once we worked our way downtown, we’d run in and out of every store: The Piggly Wiggly on Port Republic, Edwards, Wallace and Danner, Lipsitz’s and the most memorable, Schein’s. You never went into Schein’s without showing Mrs. Bell your hands. She checked to make sure they were clean because we had a tendency to touch every piece of clothing we passed as we worked our way to the coke machine at the back of the store. But the day wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t get to see slingshot yielding Tutti-Frutti blow his whistle and direct traffic. Depending on the time of year, Saturday afternoons would be spent watching a double feature at the Breeze Theatre, cooking burgers out on the


sandbar or swimming at the Lady’s Island Country Club pool under the vigilant eye of our lifeguard, Wallace Thomas. I recall the “Beaufort Beatles” singing on the blue, shell-shaped stage in the downtown parking lot and waving at “Happy Rain” as she passed by in the Christmas parade. And whether I watched my brother play a “Bubbles” football game or I cheered for the “Ripples” at the Pigeon Point football field, Basil Green was always in the background. There wasn’t a

child in Beaufort who hung on a fence or left a snow cone cup on the ground for fear of being caught by Mr. Green. He was strict but fair and I don’t believe anyone who knew him would argue the fact that our parks were anything but the best. The memories I have of growing up in Beaufort help me hold on to the things that I loved, the things that helped shape who I became and the things I never want to lose. A happy childhood can never be erased, and I had a happy childhood.


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You may not be able to stop aging, but you can certainly slow the process. That’s the good news Beaufort Memorial Internist Philip Cusumano, MD, will share on Wednesday, January 18, when he presents “New Findings in the Anti-Aging Debate” at the Quality Inn in Beaufort. The free lecture will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. A light, continental breakfast will be served. Seating is limited and registration is required. Based on the best-selling book, “YOU – Staying Young,” by Drs. Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz, Dr. Cusumano’s lecture will explore major causes of aging, nature’s best anti-aging ‘medicines,’ gene expression and how to control it, and practical changes anyone can adopt to make major gains in health, wellness and longevity. “There is a widespread belief that our genes have the final say in our ability to become and stay healthy, but it’s simply not true,” says Dr. Cusumano, a boardcertified internist formerly with the Cleveland Clinic, who recently joined Beaufort Memorial

preferred choice of method amongst celebrities and pop icons. Known and used for centuries, threading made its way to Western culture over 10 years ago and is now offered in top salons and spas across the country, with Beaufort now being placed on the map as one of those sources. Another fabulous beauty addition to the scene was the entrance of semi-permanent mascara. SPM does exactly as it sounds — it’s mascara that is applied to last for an extended period of time. The life span of SPM is normally 4-6 weeks, takes about 15-30 minutes to apply and is water resistant, resulting in perfectly coated lashes for days. 2011 has been a “fabu-lash” year and 2012 has much more to offer in the way of fashion, beauty and design. Marking the eve of the new year, Beautique Lash & Brow will be offering Swarovski Crystal Lash Enhancements to boost and add flash to your lash palette for all those late night parties. Crystals, commonly referred to as “lash bling,” range from small and discreet to bold and flashy and come in all sorts of colors and sizes. The year of beauty in review has been one of fashion and fun, so let’s make the final night of 2011 one to remember and BLING in the New Year!

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the home chef ... takes on New Year’s Eve By Harlene Deane


ired of all those cheese balls and spiced nuts? Well, have I got a treat for you with these delicious and easy appetizer recipes, perfect for entertaining on New Year’s Eve. Happy New Year!! Any questions or ideas, email

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Ingredients 1 package 8-inch bamboo skewers 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes! 2 (1 pound) tubs of bocconcini (small balls of fresh mozzarella), drained 24 leaves of fresh basil Extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling Salt and pepper

Ingredients 1 English cucumber, halved lengthwise, seeded and chopped 1/4 cup seasoned rice wine vinegar 1 tablespoon Asian sesame oil 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/2 tablespoon curry powder 1 to 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions Alternate tomatoes with cheese on skewers, placing a leaf of basil in between. Drizzle with olive oil and lightly salt and pepper (to your taste). Place on a platter and serve at room temperature. Serves 8. Can be easily doubled, etc.

Directions Vinaigrette: Puree cucumber with vinegar in a blender until very smooth. Add sesame oil and blend until emulsified. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside for serving. Pat shrimp dry and sprinkle with curry powder and salt and pepper to taste. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking. Saute shrimp in 2 batches, turning them, until golden brown and cooked through, 2-3 minutes. Add more oil, if necessary for second batch. Transfer shrimp to plate to cool. I like to serve these piled on a white platter with the cucumber sticks in a martini glass and the vinaigrette in a small bowl with a spoon for serving. The vinaigrette and shrimp can be prepared 1 day ahead and chilled separately, covered. Serves 6.

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So here we are at the last week of this year. I know it’s probably the usual to re-look at the best wines I’ve tasted this past year, but, if I’ve shared my info and new finds with you the way I should, we’re all drinking them anyhow by now. Really, if I’ve shown you all my new finds and favorites all along, that means I either have to repeat myself and bore you or contradict myself. And, since I don’t want to do either, you know what that means, don’t you? We get to move on to my next current favorite, deal or whatever, like there is nothing big changing this week. So, what we’re going to do is look at just another new wine, another good deal, something that would have been nice weeks ago but is just as good now. Let’s face it, another new year is another 52 weeks for new wines, new deals and new favorites. Yay! For our wine this week we are going to look at one of my favorite everyday drinking varieties — Sauvignon Blanc. And, to add to the fun, a wine that I have a bit of personal history with and have lost track of over the years and found again. So, here we go to the Loire Valley in France. Years ago, when I actually started studying wines, the Loire Valley was the only source for good Sauvignon Blancs. (Obviously you can tell by this that “years ago” means before New Zealand was a wine country with any wines








river around the city of Tours upstream to the great wines in the East — PouilyFume and Sancerre. White wine making in the Loire is characterized by a general avoidance of barrel aging and malolactic fermentation. Baron Patrick de Ladoucette is the proprietor for our wine. He is well known for his superb Ladoucette Pouilly-Fume. But, through one side of his family, he was related to the Comte (French for Count) Lafond, a well known Sancerre. Both of these wines have been leaders in world sales for their appellations for years. The Baron took over running the family vineyards in 1972 when he was 20 years old. He is responsible for establishing their reputation for superior quality and has earned himself the “King of the Loire Valley” nickname. In 1992, he was my host for a tour of Chateau de Nozet, the family home in Pouily-sur-Loire, and the source for his great PouillyFume wines and a lunch with many of his wines. (Imagine sitting at a Chateau dining room table with the Baron of the Chateau and asking him to pass you the salt.) After lunch, and coffee and cognac from his Cognac vineyards, we strolled outside for a photo of us in front of the Chateau, taken by his family photographer. Proof that I was there. Moving beyond the wines of PouillyFume and Sancerre, which can be a bit expensive, the Baron is now making a wine from his vineyards in Tours. The appellation here for white wines is “Touraine.” The soils are mainly limestone with some blotches of clay mixed in — perfect for Sauvignon Blanc. “Les Deux Tours” is the name on this wine, The Two Towers. The fermentation of this wine is temperature controlled in stainless steel tanks. This wine is pale golden-green in color and has citrus and floral aromas. There is a lively acidity in it, plenty of body, richness and roundness and a smooth finish. And completely different from New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs. Its usual price is close to $20 a bottle. But, as usual, we have a deal for you. At $13.97, you can try it for yourself. And like it. I’m going to sip through several bottles and remember my day with the Baron. 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.



1212; Barbecue, Southern cooking;L.D.

RED ROOSTER CAFE: 1210 Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 379-2253; B.L. RYAN’S FAMOUS PIZZA & SUBS: 14 Savannah Highway, Shell Point Plaza, Beaufort; 379-3479; L.D.

BACK PORCH GRILL: 950 Ribaut 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.

BELLA LUNA: 859 Sea Island Parkway,

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


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


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

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

St. Helena Island; 838-3188; Italian; B.L.D. Corners, 1 Merchant Lane, Lady’s Island; 524-8779; Soups, salads, ice cream; B.L.D.

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

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

BIG JOE’S BAR-B-Q: 760 Parris Island 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.

BOONDOCKS RESTAURANT: 760 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island; 8380821; D.

Sandbar & Grill is located in Beaufort Plaza, 418 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort, right next to the movie theater. It is the perfect place to go with a date or the family for dinner and a movie night. The restaurant is open everyday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Call 843-524-FOOD (3663) for take out or more information.

SEA ISLAND PIZZA: 136 Sea Island Pkwy, Beaufort; 522-1212; L.D. SGT. WHITE’S: 1908 Boundary St.;

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

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


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


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


910 Bay St., Beaufort; 521-1888; Burgers, salads, seafood, bar and grill; L.D.


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

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

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

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


HAROLD’S COUNTRY CLUB BAR & GRILL: Highway 17-A & Highway 21,


STEAMER: 168 Sea Island Parkway;

Upscale dining, tapas; D.

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


Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 379-2122; L.

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

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

HECKLERS: 2121 Boundary St., Suite

100, Beaufort Town Center Beaufort; 3792090; L.D.

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


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


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

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

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


HOUSE OF TOKYO: 330 Robert


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

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


JADE GARDEN: 2317 Boundary St.,

11th St. W, Port Royal; 524-7433; Seafood; D.

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

FACTORY CREEK FISH COMPANY: 71 Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island; 379-3288; Seafood; L.D.

FOOLISH FROG: 846 Sea Island

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


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

FUJI RESTAURANT: 97 Sea Island 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.


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

JIMMY JOHN’S: 2015 Boundary St.,

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.

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.

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

TOOTING EGRET BISTRO: 706 Craven St., Beaufort; 521-4506; B.L.

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

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

burgers; 379-8555; L.D.



WEEZIE’S CRAB SHACK: 1634 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island; 838-2197; Seafood, burgers; L.D.

PANINI’S CAFE: 926 Bay St., Beaufort;

WREN: 210 Carteret St., Beaufort; 5249463; Local seafood, steaks, pasta; L.D.

PIACE PIZZA: 5-B Market, Habersham,

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

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

KOOKY MOOKY’S: 101 Scott St.,

Beaufort; 521-4445; L.D.

L.T.’s HOMECOOKED MEALS: Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island; 524-3122; L.

LADY’S ISLAND COUNTRY CLUB: 139 Francis Marion Circle, Lady’s Island; 522-9700; L.D.

LA NOPALERA: 1220 Ribaut Road,

NIPPY’S: 310 West St., Beaufort; Seafood,

St., Beaufort; 379-9300; B.L.

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

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


LOS AMIGOS: 14 Savannah Highway;

1340 Ribaut Road, Port Royal; 379-0146; D

Beaufort; 470-1100; Mexican; L.D.

Q ON BAY: 822 Bay St., Beaufort; 555-

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THEME: The 1990s ACROSS 1. Adherents of Sikhism 6. Before tac and toe 9. Chap or fella 13. Ivy progression 14. *Richard Gere to Cindy Crawford: “_ __” in 1991 15. Kim Jong-il leads the north section of this region 16. Independent African ruler 17. No vote 18. Relating to ulna 19. *South Africa’s first black president 21. Skier’s delight 23. Salt in Spanish 24. Hawaiian dance 25. Brown messenger 28. *Garth of “Wayne’s World” 30. Mourner’s song 34. Stiff hair or bristle 36. ____ en scene 38. Swarms 40. *”The Lion King” villain 41. *Nirvana’s “Nevermind,” e.g. 43. It leads to flight? 44. “Three’s Company” landlord 46. “Will be,” according to Day 47. Evoke emotion 48. Cloak 50. Longest division of time, pl. 52. *He played John Spartan in “Demolition Man” 53. Another spelling for #50 Across, sing. 55. As opposed to rent 57. Cursed 60. *It featured Rachel and Monica, among others 64. “_____ in comparison,” past tense 65. Followed third Super Bowl 67. Not here 68. Swelling from fluid accumulation 69. Large coffee pot 70. *Franjo Tudjman, e.g. 71. *Site of showdown with Branch Davidians

72. *”___ About You” 73. What Elmer Fudd does DOWN 1. Ponzi scheme, e.g. 2. Shirley MacLaine’s 1963 character 3. “A ____ eye” 4. Minds or listens 5. Impressive display, as in food 6. She plays Liz on “30 Rock” 7. Civil rights advocate Wells 8. Aquatic South American rodent resembling beaver 9. *Dream Team’s reward 10. White-tailed sea eagle 11. Not far 12. Applied before feathers 15. *Where U.S. intervened 20. Children’s book “Is Your Mama a _____?” 22. Days of ___ 24. Like one who’s washed-up 25. *Country until 1991 26. Legendary cowboy Bill 27. Locker room infection? 29. Nadas 31. Fair-play watchdogs 32. Dineros or loots 33. *Form of communication that took off 35. Length times width 37. *New money 39. Nimble and quick 42. Lord’s estate 45. *Hutu-Tutsi conflict site 49. Civil War general 51. “The wind began to ______, the house to pitch...” 54. Abomination 56. Jawaharlal _____ 57. Dad to a baby 58. *Starred in “The Hunt For Red October” 59. Circulates in an office 60. Discover 61. Ne 62. Exclamation of annoyance 63. They make up a tennis match 64. Church seat 66. Roth ___

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

New year, new resolve


ay off the credit card, eat more fiber or lose 15 pounds are a few resolutions we toss out before the fruitcake gets stale. I have never been particularly enthusiastic about making resolutions. Too much stress and expectation for me. But I do appreciate the concept of a fresh start. What if this year, instead of the usual self-based resolutions, we resolve to do something better for those around us? If we start small, say, with our animal companions (who give us love and joy every day of the year), maybe we’d be more likely to stick to a new year resolve. For instance, commit to walk your dog every day, even when it’s blustery and chilly and you’d rather huddle on the couch. Few things are more important for your dog’s health and happiness than the opportunity to stretch his legs and read the daily “news” on the local fire hydrant. A daily dog walk is a win-win arrangement. Or, set aside some “canine quality time” every day to play with, talk to, get your hands on your dog. It’s too easy to overlook our smaller friends when life gets hectic, and most dogs are too polite to complain when they’re bored or lonely. Senior pets that have been around so long they’re considered part of the


Facts, observations and musings about Our Best Friends

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furniture particularly appreciate and benefit from personal hands-on time. They have given you their best years and their time is growing short. Commit to spending quality, hands-on time with your old friend. Plan to have your dog spayed or neutered, if you haven’t already. Not only will it protect your animal from potential cancers but will prevent accidental litters. Thousands of animals are born in this county only to end up on the streets or dumped at the Beaufort County animal shelter. If your dog is already “fixed,” why not offer to help your friends or neighbors have their animals spayed or neutered by transporting them to SNACC or the veterinarian or even giving a spay/neuter gift certificate? Or

co-op the fee with a group of friends. Spaying and neutering is cheap, but saving lives is priceless. Resolve to be an Angel for a lonely, chained backyard dog in your neighborhood. I can’t think of a more cruel punishment for these loving, social animals than to be isolated, far away from their human “pack,” with only a few feet to move around in and nothing to do but watch the pounded dirt turn to mud. Engaging the dog’s guardians in conversation about what dogs need — such as companionship, a warm and dry house filled with straw in the winter, fresh food and water every day, and regular veterinary care — is a good start. You might be told to mind your own business (or worse) but sharing your concern with the owner could also

be a starting point for a better life for that animal. Offer to take the dog for walks, or offer dog treats and toys. Don’t give up: some lucky dogs have had their entire lives changed because of someone who cared enough to intervene. Speak up when you notice neglected or abused pets in your neighborhood. Call Animal Control if you suspect an animal is in danger or in an abusive situation. This isn’t pleasant, but if you can help even one animal escape a painful life, it is worth it. Shelter staff and rescue group volunteers will thank you for your help. There are thousands of animals in Beaufort County in need of help each day. This concept can be overwhelming for many residents. For them, it is easier to turn a blind eye and pretend the problem doesn’t exist or leave it “those other people.” Resolve to become one of those “other people.” Every little bit helps. Financial donations, donations of supplies to the shelter or a rescue group are always appreciated. Resolve this year to volunteer some time: write a letter, make a phone call, be a foster family. Real live animals are helped by your generosity. It’s a great way to start a new year.

PET OF THE WEEK Tiger is a Lab/Pit Bull mix that is almost 2 years old. He is a very active and fun loving boy! He needs an active family that like to run and play!. Citizens who visit the Beaufort County Animal Shelter and Control to turn in an animal or look for a lost pet may do so anytime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Those who wish to adopt an animal must do so between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The shelter is closed on Sunday. The facility is located at 23 Shelter Church Road off US 21, north of the Marine Corps Air Station. For more information, call (843) 255-5010.

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what to do Gullah Festival presents Brandyfoot Awards

Gullah Festival of South Carolina, Inc. Presents The Brandyfoot Awards on Thursday, December 29, at 6 p.m., at the University of South Carolina Beaufort Performing Arts Center. Tickets can be purchased at the USCB Box Office or a Gullah Festival Representative. Tickets are $30 at the door. The Brandyfoot Awards are named for William Bradford Frazier, a world renowned musician and leader who was nationally recognized in music by John Phillip Sousa for performing his compositions. The evening’s event will consist of the following: • A Jazz Band performance featuring saxophonist Edward “Eddie” Pazant of the famous Pazant Brothers and the Manhattans as well as Seborn Westbrook formally of the Drifters. • An appearance and performance by the former Miss Black USA Renee Roberts. • A special performance by the world renowned Gullah Storyteller Anita Singleton Prather, aka Aunt Pearlie Sue. • The event will also include the presentation of the Brandyfoot Awards. For more information, call 843.636.3788.

All Pro Dads group to meet for new year

Start your new year off right by being an All Pro Dad. The next monthly breakfast gathering is Friday, January 6, 2012, at 7 a.m. in the Coosa Elementary School Gym. This month’s meeting topic is “Encouraging Your Child” where you’ll learn practical methods to be a better dad. There is no charge for this event, but please RSVP to www. as space is limited and a good head count in needed for breakfast, complements of Chickfil-A. For more information please

contact Mike Mashke, Team Captain at 843.525.5154.

Beaufort Agility Club to start new session

The Beaufort Agility Club announces that it will begin a new session of agility classes, practices, and trials for novice and expert handlers beginning January 14th at 10 a.m. to be held at Beaufort Dog- 1307 Boundary St. Cost $120 for six session. The Beaufort Agility Club is non-profit. Call Beaufort Dog at 8125394 or e-mail kelley@beaufortdog. com for more details.

Sign up now for Senior Leadership Program

A new group is forming now for the January 2012 Program conducted by Clemson University’s Beaufort Extension office.. Space is limited to 35 participants, and applications are already being received. The one day per week, 13 week, Senior Leadership Program includes presentations about Beaufort County and local government with presentations by County Council members, mayors of Beaufort’s incorporated municipalities (there are four you know!), Economic Development with business leaders, county school and local university Education personnel, Arts, Human Services, Health. If you are interested in joining the new 2012 group starting Jan. 10, please contact Bob Guinn at Clemson Extension: 843-255-6060, X-116 or go to the program website:

Parish Church of St. Helena save the date

What: The Parish Church of St. Helena, the oldest public building in Beaufort and one of the oldest

Plaza Stadium Theater

Thurs. 12/29/11 - Fri. 1/5/12 Mission Impossible “PG13” 1:00-4:00-7:00-9:30 Adventures of Tin Tin “PG” 1:00-4:00-7:00-9:15 Alvin and the Chipmunks “G” 1:05-4:05-7:05-9:05 Dragon Tatoo “R” 1:00-4:00-7:00-9:45 Sherlock Holmes “PG13” 1:05-4:05-7:05-9:30 continuously operating churches in the country, celebrates its 300th anniversary next year with a special ceremony. When: January 22, 2012, 9:15 – 10 a.m. for opening celebration ceremonies. January 22, 2012, noon, Lord Bishop, presentations and proclamations to the Reverend Jeff Miller, rector. Who: The Right Reverend and Right Honorable Richard Chartres, Lord Bishop of London, will be a special guest and will preach at the worship service. Bishop Chartres recently officiated at the royal wedding earlier this year. About the event: Ringing of the 1726 church bell begins at 9:15 a.m. calling all to worship as they did in the 18th century. Flag bearers with various historic flags and in period costumes will line the front walkway of the church as a town crier will “cry” a greeting from Queen Elizabeth and the Archbishop of Canterbury. A special worship service will follow with sermon by Bishop Chartres, and original Tricentennial music composed by renowned English composer Malcolm Archer and performed by the St. Helena’s choir. Where: The Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church Street, Beaufort, South Carolina 29902. Please visit: For more information contact:

NARFE two chapters meet monthly

National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) has two chapters in Beaufort County that meet monthly: Beaufort Chapter 1021, second Wednesday, Sept-May, at Golden Corral, Robert Smalls Pkwy. Contact Mamie Clark at 843 846-6415; Hilton Head-Bluffton-Sun City Chapter 2258, first Tuesday, Sept-May, at Golden Corral, U.S. 278. Contact Bill Coakley at 843 815-5604.

Beaufort Youth Orchestra auditions

The Beaufort Youth Orchestra (BYO) will be holding their semi-annual auditions on Thursday, Jan. 5, at 6 p.m. at Beaufort High School band room for all interested students. Auditions will include brass, woodwinds, percussion and string instruments. The first rehearsal will follow from 6:30 to 9 p.m. BYO is comprised of 45 students from approximately 12 different schools including public, private, home and virtual programs. BYO began over 11 years ago by the Beaufort Symphony Orchestra to provide students the opportunity to learn to play in an orchestra. BYO is taught by Fred Devyatkin who has conducted the Beaufort Symphony Orchestra since 1992. Rehearsals are weekly with community performances at various locations. Call to schedule an appointment, 2632190. For more information, visit www.

Auditions being held for ARTworks productions

Auditions for the first half of the ARTworks theater season will be January 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. Roles are available for all ages, races, and levels of experience in productions of “Catholic School Girls,” directed by Gail Westerfield in March, “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” directed by J.W. Rone in May/June, and staged readings of “The Exonerated” and “The Pillowman” in February. For more information, call 843-379-2787 or visit http://www.

Sportfishing and diving club has annual awards

The January meeting for the Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club will be held on Thursday, January 12 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, off Meridian Road, on Lady’s Island. This meeting marks the Annual Awards for the Year Round Fishing Tournament. Certificates will be given for those winning in each category and plaques will be given for Youth Angler, 10 and under, Female Angler, Male Angler, Best Recreational Boat, and Best Commercial Boat. The oyster roast, which begins at 6 p.m., will also include different varieties of chili and hotdogs for the young and young at heart. The awards ceremony will begin around 7:30 p.m. This is the only time of year where the club requests that individuals purchase and/or reserve tickets.

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The former owner of A-1 Detailing, Ricki Heape, has now opened Great American Car Wash at 145 Sea Island Pkwy, Lady’s Island at Zippy Lube. Enjoy a Hand Wash/Vac, a Full Detail, or something in between. Come and see Ricki and have a great job done at a fair price. (843)263-3474


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