Holiday gift guide
find great local gift ideas for the special people in your life. Pages 8-9
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december 8-15, 2011
inspiring acts of generosity remind us the
Reason for the Season
Free flowers, a shoe drive show kindness
Josh Poticha is the brains behind Bricks on Boundary. see page 7
By Gene Brancho
Last week, someone left a bucket of flowers on a set of steps in downtown Beaufort’s Waterfront Park. They just left it there, with a sign on it that read ”A free flower for every woman, because every woman is beautiful.” It made folks genuinely happy. Happy to see that someone would do such a kind thing, without receiving the usual attention or accolades so often sought. This was a random act of kindness. The time has come when we cannot just rely on others to make the world a better place, each one of us has to do our part. Kindness is contagious, and in situations like this with the holidays here, it is truly a win-win-win situation. The person you are being kind to benefits through your help. You feel good for having helped someone. And the world is a better place through your kindness.
SEASON continued on page 18
A look at some festivities from all over town. see page 10
Officer Joel Blackwell and Beaufort Police Chief Matt Clancy accept stuffed animals from Marva Scott accompanied by some students from Riverview Charter School.
Teacher gives gifts to celebrate her birthday
he Beaufort Police Department got a pleasant surprise on Friday, December 2. Marva Scott, a teacher at Riverview Charter School, contacted the department to donate her birthday presents. For her birthday this year, Ms. Scott told her students and anyone who wanted to give her a present to give her a stuffed animal that she could donate to children who need them. When she collected all the animals (two large boxes full) she called the Beaufort Police who came and got them. Officers will keep the bears, rabbits and other fuzzy creatures in their patrol cars to give to children in difficult circumstances. Officers have found that stuffed animals like this are comforting and reassuring to children that they come across in many chaotic situations. The department’s victim advocate also keeps some on hand in his office. The department is thankful for Ms. Scott’s gift and the children who ultimately get the animals will benefit even more from her generosity. Chief Clancy said, “We really appreciate what Ms. Scott has done. This is a very generous, selfless act that sets a great example and says a lot about what a thoughtful person she is.”
read more stories about the holidays and find out about upcoming festive area events: page 18
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Beaufort Academy students describe interim experiences. see page 14 INDEX
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STRAIGHT TALK: COMMUNITY
How should Crystal Lake be developed? By Peggy Allard, Co-Chair Friends of Crystal Lake Committee
At a price of more than $3 million dollars, the 25 acres of land surrounding Crystal Lake has been purchased as part of the Rural and Critical Lands Program and is now available for development as a community park. Since it was purchased with funds from the Rural and Critical Lands Program, the activities allowed in the park must be passive in nature (no athletic fields). When looking at the question of the future of Crystal Lake and the best use of the property which surrounds it, one needs to understand the history of the lake. What today is referred to as Crystal Lake on Lady’s Island is, in actuality, a 6 acre barrow pit filled with water and surrounded by a large amount of wetlands. Local lore indicates that the dirt taken from the site to make the lake was used as landfill for the 1978-79 construction of the Henry C. Chambers waterfront park. Over the years, the lake became a favorite swimming hole for young people of the community. However, in 1994 there was a tragic drowning of a 15-year-old young woman in the lake and as a result restrictions became necessary regarding public access. Sadly, the area surrounding the lake also became a site for the illegal dumping of trash. The idea of using Crystal Lake as a passive park first arose in 1999 while the Lady’s Island Community Preservation Committee was drafting the zoning for the Village Center. Jane Frederick, Pat Harvey Palmer and Merritt Patterson became champions of the idea of developing the lake as a community park. Merritt developed a slide show of similar lakes that had been transformed into small parks to demonstrate what a great idea it could be. In 2003, Allen Ward, President of the Ward Edwards engineering firm published a study that recommended Crystal Lake, in addition to being developed as a recreational facility, become part of a storm water management program for the Village Center. Almost everyone agreed that development of the lake was a good idea but the lake and two acres around it belonged to a group of individuals who had purchased it as an investment and there were no available public funds with which to purchase the lake. At that point, in 2004, Dick Stewart
of 303 Associates quietly and without fanfare managed to purchase the property and offered it to the county as gift to the Lady’s Island community. Even with the gift of the lake from the Stewart family, which the county accepted, the property surrounding the lake belonged to a variety of other owners thus blocking any public access to the lake. LIBPA requested The Trust for Public Lands, using funds from the Rural and Critical Lands program; consider purchase of the property surrounding the lake. In response to this request, in 2004 the property on which the Butler Marine enterprise was located was purchased for $1.25 million with the proviso that the business could, by paying rent, remain on the property for three years from the date of purchase.
Recently, a group of Lady’s Island residents have formed a Friends of Crystal Lake committee to develop a community sponsored plan for the development of the property and lake. The plan could include walking paths, a small playground and lake activities. In 2005, a couple of other pieces of property adjacent to the lake were purchased by the Trust for Public Land. In 2006, Land Plan Partnership was hired by the county to conduct the preliminary planning for the development of a passive park. The Lady’s Island Community Preservation Committee worked with representatives of Land Plan Partnership and Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services Department (PALS) to develop an initial design for the park which included walking trails and a children’s playground. At the end of 2006, County Council agreed to consider the concept of allowing the establishment of an Estuarium or Interpretative Center on the Crystal Lake property for the purpose of allowing people to “learn of the contributions the estuaries, salt and brackish waters, tides and the life forms within these area make to the
quality of life in Beaufort.” In 2007, contracts for the widening of Lady’s Island Drive and the construction of an additional bridge parallel to the McTeer Bridge were awarded with actual work beginning in 2009. The facilities and land purchased from Butler Marine was authorized for use by the contractors as a headquarters and lay down area. Since construction of the bridge is scheduled to be under way until the end of 2011, this commitment would prevent any actual development of that portion of the property until the construction of the bridge is completed. In the decade since the idea of a Crystal Lake Park was first proposed, many additional ideas for use of the property surrounding the lake have been put forward. At this point, a group of Lady’s Island residents have formed a Friends of Crystal Lake committee to develop a community sponsored plan for the development of the property and lake. The present membership of the committee includes Frank Gibson and Peggy Allard (co-chairs); Kathryn Madden (Executive Director of Port Royal Sound Foundation); Joe Allard (representative for the Lowcountry Master Gardener Association and the South Coast Chapter of the SC Native Plant Society); Jon Rembold (representative for St. Peter Catholic Church and Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce); Diane Fisk (representative for the Lowcountry Master Naturalist Association); Carol Crutchfield (Beaufort County School District); Jim Hicks, Lady’s Island Planning Commission; Clarence Washington, community representative; and Billie Lindsay, Beaufort County Planning Department representative. The goal of this committee is to develop a Crystal Lake plan by March 1, 2012, that could include walking paths, a small playground, lake activities, and educational opportunities to highlight the unique ecology of Lady’s Island. All meetings of the Friends of Crystal Lake Committee are open to the public and will be held at the Lady’s Island Airport conference room at 10 a.m. on the following dates: January 16, 30, and February 13 and 27. Additional information regarding Crystal Lake Park will be available at the Lady’s Island Charrette to be held on December 7, 8 and 9 at 81 Sea Island Parkway (former Lighthouse Restaurant). Please come and give us your ideas for this exciting opportunity on Lady’s Island.
Free SC directory of locally owned small businesses This holiday season consumers are encouraged to shop with their locallyowned small businesses. The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce wants both consumers and small businesses to use its BuySC.org 2
on-line directory. It’s free for shoppers and for locally-owned small businesses. “This time of year it is very important that consumers make a special effort to shop their locally-owned small businesses,” said Frank Knapp, Jr.,
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president and CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce. “BuySC.org is a growing directory to help shoppers find these businesses and it is free for businesses to be listed.”
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news weekend crime REPORTS HOW BOUT SUNNY SIDE UP: Crime was relatively low last weekend except for some high school drama and a few fights at the infamous pancake diner IHOP. I don’t know what it is about a hot platter of hash browns and a gravy biscuit that makes people want to fight, but there were two accounts of fights taken out to the parking lot. In Friday’s 6 p.m. beat down, one man ran before the police arrived and now there is a warrant for his arrest. Sunday’s 5 a.m. scrabble was just for kicks; neither person wanted to press charges. MEAN GIRLS: In the Hades of high school saga and female drama, fights are just about as wild and vicious as depicted in Lindsay Lohan’s movie. Two “juvenile females” were fighting on the school bus on the way home Friday. But, it’s hard to believe that anything they were fighting could have been that juvenile considering they had to break it up at the police station. And another pair of girls broke it out after a basketball game at Beaufort High. That’s not all, ladies, one woman was charged for threats of intimidation and harassing phone calls for calling up her former friend and threatening her. Drama — it’s a cat-eat-cat world out there.
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WRONG SIDE OF THE BED: A “male juvenile” woke up a little grumpy on Friday, using profanity toward another student on a school bus. When the bus driver tried to shut him up, he began to curse at her. The bus driver wasn’t having it from the bad-mouthed boy and called the School Resource Officer (SRO). He continued to use profanity and make threats to the SRO and was then detained at the police station. I bet he’s fun to wake up for school. GRINCH STRIKES THE FESTIVAL OF TREES: Many gathered on Sunday to decorate evergreens for The Festival of Trees at the Charles Lind Brown Neighborhood Activity Center (formerly the Greene Street Gym) located at 1001 Hamar St. It was an event full of Christmas cheer, tinsel, ornament and teamwork. The Grinch made his strike earlier that morning around 2 a.m. with the night as his disguise. He vandalized the side of the building with the word “kill” and the number “13.” Compiled by Tess Malijenovsky. Crime Report items are chosen from the files of the Beaufort Police Department. Please contact the police with any insider information on these cases.
Chamber of Commerce launches tourism video Last week, the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce launched a beautiful, much-anticipated tourism video promoting Beaufort, Port Royal and the Sea Islands. The two-minute video highlights sweeping waterway views surrounded by live oak trees covered in Spanish moss; shrimp boats resting comfortably at their docks; an unforgettable sunset from the porch of a local inn; and more than 300 years of unique history. Feel free to share and promote the video link to our web site as we all work to further efforts in making Beaufort a must-see destination! So turn up your volume and enjoy. Visit http://www.beaufortsc.org/more/ video.
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Solicitor Stone appointed to SC commission Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone has been appointed by Governor Nikki Haley to serve on the S.C. Commission on Prosecution Coordination. Stone joins four other solicitors on the commission as well as Senate President Pro Tempore Glenn McConnell, House Judiciary Chairman James
Harrison, Chief of SLED Mark Keel and Director of the Department of Public Safety Leroy Smith. The group is tasked with coordinating all activities involving the prosecution of criminal cases in South Carolina. Stone has served as chief prosecutor for Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper and Allendale Counties
since 2006. “I appreciate the confidence Governor Haley has shown in me,” Stone said. “I am looking forward to working closely with the other members of the Commission. Together, I think that we can do a great deal to improve public safety throughout our state.”
tate graduates from citizen police academy
arie Tate, a member of CODA’s board of directors, graduated from Beaufort County Sheriff ’s Citizen Police Academy on November 15 at the Bluffton campus of Technical College of the Lowcountry. The academy’s curriculum is a community-oriented program designed to provide citizens with interactive training about law enforcement activity in Beaufort County. In her talk to fellow graduates, Tate described her motivation for participating in the program. In 2002, her husband, Lance Corporal Dana L. Tate, Sr., and his partner, Corporal Dyke “AJ” Coursen, were killed responding to a domestic violence call. Since the tragedy, Tate has committed her energies to ending domestic violence. She noted that 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the death of the deputies and invited fellow graduates to attend the Tate/ Coursen Memorial Walk/Run which will be held Saturday, January 7 at Beaufort Academy. Participants are encouraged to round the track 10 times in memory of each year since the loss of the deputies. Registration will be at 9:00 a.m. and participants can do the 10 laps anytime between 10 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by the Beaufort County Sheriff ’s Office and Beaufort Academy. Proceeds of the event will assist CODA as it continues its mission sheltering and supporting victims of domestic violence and working toward the goal of a violence-free community. For more information about the walk, call 524-8283 or go to www.codalowcountry.org/ tatecoursenrun.html.
Marie Tate and Beaufort County Sheriff P.J. Tanner.
LCOG expands veterans-focused transit U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood helped Lowcountry veterans and military families when he announced that the team of Lowcountry Council of Governments (LCOG) and Lowcountry Regional Transportation Authority (LRTA, which runs Palmetto Breeze) had been awarded a Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative. Selected in a process described by the secretary’s office as “highly competitive,” the LCOG/Palmetto Breeze application was the only one selected in South Carolina, and there was only one in Georgia as well. “We are really excited,” commented LCOG planning director Ginnie Kozak, “both about being selected and being able to provide much-needed transportation services to veterans and military families in our four counties.” 6
The team was awarded the full amount requested — $124,480 — to meet the objectives of their proposal, titled, “Expanding the Lowcountry Human Services Transportation Coordination Program to Include Veterans-Focused Transit.” Since the key requirement of the program is that the funds be used for technology, this grant will be used to purchase an Automated Vehicle Location/ Mobile Data Computer module utilizing tablet computers. This module will interface with the existing system and with the tablets to provide a mobile solution that will enable operational and veteran customer service enhancements to the existing One Call/ One Click Center housed at Palmetto Breeze. This is an expansion of what has already been accomplished within the
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Lowcountry as the Coordination Plan is being implemented. A mobility manager is employed full-time by Palmetto Breeze and is charged with moving implementation activities forward; the position includes both technology management and outreach to individuals and organizations in the region. Another feature of the added technology will be a Customer Portal. It will allow Lowcountry veterans and other customers to book, view, edit, and cancel their own trips through a secure Internet portal and mobile phone application, ensuring 24/7 customer support and reducing incoming call volumes. Interfacing with the existing system, the customer portal will permit customer trip requests to be scheduled directly to a vehicle or placed in a queue for staff to review before scheduling — helping to ensure authenticity.
An in-depth look at the people, businesses and organizations that shape our community
CHEF JOSH POTICHA OF
BRICKS ON BOUNDARY By Lanier Laney
Chef Josh Poticha’s globetrotting cooking career began on the streets of inner city Chicago where he learned to cook dumplings as a kid, hanging out in Chinatown. He later went on to Le Cordon Bleu Culinary school in Portland, Oregon, then worked for several top chefs including Wolf Gang Puck at Spago in Las Vegas, and with Emeril Legasse at Chef Michael Jordan’s Rosemary restaurant. Then he took time off for a year and a half “culinary adventure,” cooking his way around the world through Europe, the Middle East, Africa on to South East Asia — Laos, Cambodia, Philippines, Nepal, Vietnam and Thailand. It was there that he further pursued his lifelong interest in Asian cooking by attending an Asian Culinary School in Chang Mai, Thailand. He also toured Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Says Josh, “every destination has been a culinary adventure from beginning to end.” For example, once he bought a lamb from a local farmer in Patagonia, Argentina and cooked it in the traditional “asado a la parrilla” (grilled on an open fire) for the whole small village there. Returning to the states he began a career with Marriott Hotels as an executive chef on Hilton Head Island at Conroy’s Restaurant in the Marriott Ocean Front Beach and Golf Resort, and then moved on to become the executive chef for the Denver West Marriott. When he was transferred to Denver he found he truly missed the Lowcountry and its wonderful people. In 2007, when he was on top of his corporate chef career, he decided to quit and open a restaurant in Beaufort. The location he chose is across from the brick wall of the National Cemetery, and locals kept coming up to him and asking what he was building “behind the Bricks” and thus “Bricks on Boundary” the restaurant was born. Says Chef Josh about Bricks: “I have a fine dinning background, but after working in countless restaurants cooking $35 entrees, it drove me mad knowing it might only cost $4 to put that food on the plate at times! I vowed that some day I would open a restaurant where my friends, peers, colleagues and neighbors could dine in a great unpretentious atmosphere and enjoy the flavors and ingredients of fine world cuisine without having to pay back-breaking prices. My credo would be: simply exceptionally prepared and great tasting food
bricks’ weekly roster of specials • Monday Kids eat free!!! • Tuesday Pirate $2 rums • Wednesday — Ladies’ Night & Live music acoustic with David Laughlin from 7-9:30 p.m. & 15 draft beer specials all domestic pints $2 and imports $3. • Thursday trivia from 8-10 p.m. plus $2 vodka. • Friday: Live at 7 p.m. S.W.I.G. “Short White Irish Guy” plays live Irish tock and classics. • Saturday: Budweiser bottles $2 • Sunday: Best brunch in town all day. • Bricks is now taking bookings for holiday parties or oyster roasts available all winter long. • Bricks on Boundary is located at: 1422 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC 29902 843 379-5232 www.eatatbricks.com
Chef Josh Poticha uses his global culinary training to make Bricks on Boundary a great place to eat and drink.
and never leave hungry!” Thanks to his global training, Josh says, “Bricks is where the customer can come in and ask for linguine and clams, a four pound lobster, local shrimp, veal chop, Italian, Thai, French ... and pretty much whatever the customer wants I can cook and we aim to cook it cheaper and better than they could at home.” Chef Josh tries to use locally sourced fish and fresh produce as much as possible, getting weekly orders of squash, greens, okra, broccoli, and much more from Rest Park Produce Farms here in Beaufort. Next time you ride past Bricks, notice the beautifully restored silver Air Stream trailer for catering and events. “At Bricks we have catered weddings for upwards of 300 people, Marine events for over 500 guests, local block parties, graduations, retirements, Bricks Bashes, you name it,” says Chef Josh, adding, “I love to create memories people will carry with them for the rest of their lives. My job is to make people shine. To have a customer thank you for making the experience priceless and memorable is very gratifying. I love my job!” He also loves giving back to the community. “We buy 50
watermelons at a time and slice ‘em up and give them away for free during the summer because it’s local and makes everyone happy.” Bricks also generously donates food and its staff to work local charitable events. This Christmas they are doing Meals on Wheels for 200 less fortunate families on Christmas Eve. Chef Josh and his friendly staff have succeeded in creating Beaufort’s very own “Cheers.” Says Josh, “at anytime you might catch a group of Marines celebrating all together, or business men and woman reviewing for a corporate meeting, six Harley Davidsons parked in front and their riders enjoying the best steaks around, a family with children eating fresh homemade cotton candy and parents sipping martinis, to a bar full of familiar faces and smiles sharing daily stories and old Beaufort memories where everybody knows your name. That’s Bricks On Boundary!!!” Bricks has become famous for its trivia every Thursday night from 8-10 p.m. with host Chris Damgen. Chef Josh says it’s “great for a dinner, countless laughs and BIG give aways, win comps, beer, and so much more! Plus $2 vodka!” Wednesday and Friday are great for live acoustic music and Josh is particularly proud of his
Sunday Brunch. “We have hands down the best Sunday brunch. Big City Chef-inspired egg creations plus a complementary bloody Mary, screw driver, mimosa or champagne and refills are only $3 all day. The complete NFL package is broadcasted on 15 High Definition TVs.” Thanks to Chef Josh’s commitment to great food and drink at great prices in a fun welcoming atmosphere, Bricks, since opening three and a half years ago, has not only survived some very tough economic times, but has thrived. In fact there is a “top secret” expansion in the works as Chef Josh plans to open “Bricks Bomber Grill” next year in another location in town to serve up great city street cuisine seven days a week, starting with lunch. Says Josh, “So keep your eyes open Beaufort for Chicago style Italian beef, Carolina pork sandwiches, beer brats, braised short rib sliders, and fantastic culinary-inspired ‘outof-this-world’ sandwiches that would make the ‘Earl of Sandwich’ jealous!” Chef Josh’s own culinary star is rising as he has just signed to film three pilot episodes beginning this summer for a new culinary Internet/TV based show filmed in ethnic neighborhoods of Chicago about world cuisine and travel. “Since it’s just pilots, I don’t want to give false hype to people to watch something that might never be seen” says Chef Josh, “but it is going to be produced, which is cool.”
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The Blue Dog Cafe is now open featuring gumbo, pimiento cheese and sandwiches
Merry Christmas from the Lowcountry Store,the best of the Lowcountry antiques, Gullah Angels, Original Lowcountry art, food, Lowcountry chairs 843-838-4646 • www.lowcountrystore.com 736 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island
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We have a wide selection of Columbia outer wear for men and women. Starting at $30! Get it all at GRAYCO 521-8060
The Gallery 802 Bay St., Beaufort 470-9994, www.thegallery-beaufort.com
Mark Lexton Oyster Jewelry Collection Modern Jewelers 843-524-3526 www.beaufortsjeweler.com
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Lightlife up with your life with these Light up your these hand-crafted, hand-crafted, wood-fired pottery wood fired pottery luminaries. luminaries. Fish: $59 Olive Jar: $39 FishNuances - $59 Olive Jar - $39 843-470-1110 Nuances 843.470.1110
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lowcountry social diary Showcasing the most happening events, people and gatherings Beaufort has to offer.
Holiday festivities By Lanier Laney
The Center For the Arts (CFA) at the University of South Carolina Beaufort held the first of a series of small parties to celebrate its accomplishments and share its vision for the future with supporters. Marjorie Trask graciously opened her home for the event. Laura Dukes and Rick Kurtz, who are on the CFA Advisory Board, supplied the wonderful food and great Cakebread wine for the occasion.
Other festivities around town following the Light Up the Night Boat Parade included a surprise 65th birthday party for longtime Beaufort resident, Benton Lutz. Here are some pics from the fun musical event.
PICK POCKET PLANTATION FARMERS MARKET Come Catch the Holiday Farmers Market Spirit NOW OPEN FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING SATURDAYS 1pm-5pm THROUGH DECEMBER 31ST AND ON TUESDAYS 11am-5pm YEAR ROUND
Lots of stocking stuffers, hostess gifts for holiday parties and great fresh organic veggies for your holiday meals. Pick Pocket Plantation Farmers Market, the only farmers market located on a 15-acre plantation farm right in the center of Beaufort, is located across from Regions Bank on Route 170. Enter the Advance Auto parking lot, go to the back and youâ€™ll see unpaved farm road leading to the plantation house. The Farmers Market goes back from the left of the plantation house. See you there!
For more information go to www.pickpocketplantation and check our facebook page
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Channeling Emily Post By Jack Sparacino
One of the first things you notice when moving to the Lowcountry, or probably the South in general, is the nice upgrade in politeness if not overall manners. Compared to New England, for example. It prompted me to revisit one of the queens of etiquette, Emily Post. Born in Baltimore, Miss Post lived from 1872 to 1960. Her 1922 book, “Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics, and at Home” became a best seller, and newer versions continued to be popular for many years after. While some of her advice is pretty quaint at this point if not humorous, much of it still seems relevant. Here are some examples of her enduring values. 1. On manners. “Manners are made up of trivialities of deportment which can be easily learned if one does not happen to know them; manner is personality— the outward manifestation of one’s innate character and attitude toward life.... Etiquette must... include ethics as well as manners. Certainly what one is, is of far greater importance than what one appears to be.” Pretty nice distinctions, I think, and her underscoring the importance of ethics, too frequently in short supply today, makes her look almost visionary. And of course manners are easy to learn,
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if one has people around to serve as good role models. But are they “trivialities” in any sense other than the devil is in the details, so to speak? People notice details and they can be anything but trivial. Holding the door for someone is a detail, I suppose, but it makes a statement. So are good old fashioned please’s and thank you’s, or properly introducing a friend to another friend when meeting on the street. Not to mention decent table manners or appropriate behavior during an interview! (This actually rules out eating pieces of salad with your fingers, something I’ve been known to do.) 2. On Slang. “The fact that slang is apt and forceful makes its use irresistibly tempting. Coarse or profane slang is beside the mark, but ‘flivver,’ ‘taxi,’ the movies, ‘deadly’ (meaning dull), ‘feeling fit,’ ‘feeling blue,’ ‘grafter,’ a ‘fake,’ ‘grouch,’ ‘hunch’ and ‘right o!’ are typical of words that it would make our spoken language stilted to exclude.” Ms. Post hit a home run with this one, though I had to look up “flivver” (a small old car, jalopy or Ford Model T). Modern television seems to have completely
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lost its way here, as it migrates ever closer to using crude language on a regular basis. Mark Twain blew the doors off society’s resistance to colorful slang in the Emily print media some Post 140 years ago, but I’ll bet even he would be shocked at today’s courseness. 3. On Litter-bugs. “People who picnic along the public highway leaving a clutter of greasy paper and swill ... for other people to walk or drive past, and to make a breeding place for flies, and furnish nourishment for rats, choose a disgusting way to repay the land-owner for the liberty they took in temporarily occupying his property.” Another home run for Emily here. It’s too bad that more people don’t respect our common, beautiful environment enough to avoid the need for antilittering laws. There’s something a little odd about having to legislate common sense. On the other hand, my casual impression is that there is less litter
here in the Lowcountry than you find in many other places. 4. On Smoking. “One very great annoyance in open air gatherings is cigar smoke when blown directly in one’s face or worse yet the smoke from a smouldering cigar. It is almost worthy of a study in air currents to discover why with plenty of space all around, a tiny column of smoke will make straight for the nostrils of the very one most nauseated by it!” Apart from overall reductions in smoking in the U.S., we’ve certainly seen a huge groundswell of protest and regulation against smoking in public places. Indoor smoking at work was still allowed in my early corporate days, though today many companies, restaurants, hotels and so forth have put their feet down against it. All of this makes me wonder what it was like to have had dinner with Emily Post. Did she eat anything with her fingers? Did she absolutely always use the proper fork with her salad? Sneak outside between courses to grab a smoke? Let out an occasional if whispered profanity? Maybe yes, maybe no, but her heart was certainly in the right place. And I’ll bet she would have liked most of what she saw in the Lowcountry.
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Riverview Charter School vs. School District Judge urges both sides to reach a resolution over enrollment dispute outside court
By Tess Malijenovsky
On Wednesday, November 30, Riverview Charter School met the Beaufort School District in court over a legal argument concerning the charter school’s future enrollment. Nearly a year ago, the Beaufort County Board of Education unanimously approved a motion limiting Riverview’s enrollment to 342 students for the current school year. However, the school
filed a declaratory judgment to seek legal clarity on the matter after digging up its contract with the Board of Education and OCR, in which the district approved 380 students for the current school year. At Wednesday’s hearing, Judge Blatt said that student enrollment was a material term of the charter contract and urged both parties to work together during the next 10 days to try and resolve their differences. If
no resolution is reached, the issue will proceed to trial. Judge Blatt pointed out that in the court proceedings both sides praised the success of Riverview, and he suggested that this collective agreement of Riverview’s success should motivate both parties to reach a resolution outside of court. Riverview Charter School’s Board Chair, Mallory Baches, said she feels a quick and amicable resolution of the
matter is in the best interest of the students and the community. “We are looking forward to resolving this with the district,” she stated. “The school offered a compromise this past spring, and we’re still willing to compromise. We are sensitive to the district’s financial position, but it’s impossible for us to build long term financial plans if the district can singularly change the terms of our contract without our consent.”
SCHOOL briefs • Thursday, Dec. 8, Lady’s Island Elementary’s 2nd-4th graders will perform the “Annual Holiday Concert” at Beaufort High School’s Performing Arts Center, 6:30 p.m. • Thursday, Dec. 8, Beaufort Elementary School: SAGE Meeting 6:30 p.m. at OES. • Thursday, Dec. 8, and Friday, Dec. 9, Lady’s Island Elementary will visit the “Festival of Trees” Greene Street Gym as part of its Arts Integration. • Friday, Dec. 9, Coosa Elementary students may pay $5 donations to wear jeans to help raise money for the Joshua McBride Memorial Fundraiser. • Monday, Dec. 12, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group of Beaufort County meets at Hilton Head IB Elementary School, 5:30 p.m. Please enter through the Wilborn Road Entrance (Yellow Doors). • Monday, Dec. 12, Money collections are due at Coosa Elementary School for the Joshua McBride Memorial Fundraiser. • Monday, Dec. 12, Mossy Oak’s Elementary School presents its Winter Performance, 7 p.m. in the gym. PTO will conduct a brief meeting prior to the performance. • Monday, Dec. 12, Beaufort Academy 7th grade will depart at 6:30 a.m. for Union, SC, for a tour of Pre Civil War Home, Rose Hill Plantation, and Carnegie Library Museum. • Monday, Dec. 12, Riverview’s Sting Ray basketball team plays away game against Hilton Head Prep, girls 6:15 p.m. and boys 7:15 p.m. • Tuesday, Dec. 13, Beaufort Elementary School: AMES students provide invocation at school board meeting. • Tuesday, Dec. 13, and Thursday, Dec. 15, 11th grade students at Beaufort Academy will be hosting a Holiday Store for 1st – 4th graders. • Wednesday, Dec. 14, Beaufort Academy’s Upper School students will be performing the play “Free”, 7:30 p.m.. Lady’s Island Intermediate School responds to White House request First Lady Michelle Obama made a worldwide request for Christmas cards, handmade by military children. The cards will be used to decorate the White House for Christmas. Several of Lady’s Island Intermediate students accepted the challenge, working hard to make cards to honor the service of their military family members. Student Sydney Wiese, a 5th grader at LIIS, specially designed and decorated the envelope carrying the cards. 12
Above: Military children craft Christmas cards for the White House. Right: BES parents designed turkey feathers to express love and pride for their students, a tradition started by fifth grade teacher Mrs. Angela Peterson. RCC Winter Event Riverview Community Cooperative (RCC) is sponsoring its winter event at the National Guard Armory (on Highway 21 near the Air Station) on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 5-7 p.m. It will be an evening of free family fun and a visit from Santa Claus! Back by popular demand, there will be entertainment by Dryesdale Entertainment with music, dancing, trivia, games and karaoke. Food, drinks and dessert will be provided including a Chili Cook-Off. Winner of “best chili” gets a prize. Please email Bernadene Giles at firstname.lastname@example.org to participate. Donations of one to two dozen cookies or holiday cakes for this event would be greatly appreciated; please contact Nicole Gates. Mossy Oaks Holiday Food Drive Mossy Oaks Elementary Encouragers Club is sponsoring a Holiday Food Drive until December 16. Donations of canned and dry goods can be dropped off in the barrels located in the front foyer of the school. All donations will go to our local help agency for families in need. School lunch money limits The Beaufort County School District has set a limit on the amount of charges a student can accrue in the cafeteria. This limit is ten dollars and once your child’s account reaches it he or she will not be able to purchase breakfast or lunch from the cafeteria until it is paid. This goal is to reduce the debt accumulated each year by all of the schools in district. If your child has
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reached their limit an alternative lunch will be provided the first day. Parents will receive a phone call or letter indicating if their student is at the limit or close to it. If your financial situation has changed since the beginning of the year you may qualify for free or reduced lunch, please contact the front office to complete an application. BES rated excellent for improvement The South Carolina School Report Card ratings were released and for the second consecutive year Beaufort Elementary School has earned an Average rating for Absolute Growth and for the first time an Excellent rating for Improvement. The school would like to attribute all the students’ hard work. Five students earned perfect scores on their PASS tests last year: Lyla Gahl, Robert Miller, Alan Wiser, Dalton Frazier, and Steven Jones. This year PASS Writing is the end of March for 5th graders and 3rd through 5th take ELA, Math, Science and SS in May. If the students continue to read nightly, miss school only when sick, actively participate in daily lessons and maintains open communication between school and home, Principal Morillo is confident that the school will continue to improve and meet AYP for 2011-12. Twilight Run T-shirt design contest Designers, artists, doodlers and all creative types are invited to enter the Beaufort Twilight Run’s first t-shirt design contest. The winning design will be printed on the runner’s t-shirts during the fourth annual run
on March 24, 2012, in Beaufort. Winners will receive praise and accolades from the runners, be highlighted on the BTR race website and win a $100 Amazon.com gift card. All details and rules are available on the Beaufort Twilight Run website. Deadline is Dec. 15. Proud Parents Project For more than 15 years, Mrs. Angela Peterson of Beaufort Elementary School has sent home a flyer prior to Thanksgiving inviting parents to demonstrate their pride and love for their student. This school year, BES 4th and 5th grade teachers adopted Mrs. Peterson’s tradition by participating in the Proud Parents Project. The project began by making large with missing tail feathers. Each student was then sent home with a blank feather template. Family members were charged with the task of exhibiting their love and pride for their student through poetry, descriptive words, pictures and more. The Proud Parents Project provided families the opportunity to show why they were thankful for their student. The following are examples of a few words that were shared about BES students: “Alaysha is Grampa’s special angel” and “Sade is my pride and joy.” Joshua McBride Memorial Fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Seven years ago, Coosa Elementary lost a school family member to Leukemia. Joshua (Continued on page 13)
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Lady’s Island Middle School Junior Leadership visits Penn Center By Tess Malijenovsky
Staff from the S. C. Aquarium Rovers Program teach students at E. C. Montessori about types of reptiles. loved school and the friends he made while attending Coosa. Coosa asks you to honor Josh by joining them for their annual Joshua McBride HOP for Leukemia & Lymphoma Fundraiser. The past several years, the group raised almost $35,000, but success in raising money to help cure this disease depends on your help. Students can earn some prizes depending upon how much money they collect. Please, only collect from family, friends, and co-workers, and do not let children go door to door. Make checks payable to “Coosa Elementary School.” Collections are due Monday, Dec. 12.
On their visit to the Penn Center, Lady’s Island Middle School’s Junior Leadership class first learned about the rich culture of the area, then acted as young delegates to resolve states should preserve the Gullah and Geechee culture. Ms. Ward led the class on a presentation of the Penn Center and showed the students an educational video about the history of the Gullah and Geechee called, “The Will to Survive.” The class learned about the agriculture and architecture of the culture from North Carolina’s coastline to Florida’s, and also about the present day struggles to preserve the land and culture for future generations to come. Ms. Browne then facilitated an activity, in which the class broke out into four groups and wrestled with the scenario of distributing federal funds for a plan to preserve the Gullah/Geechee culture in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. The students decided that learning about and preserving the cultures’ language could be as simple as installing the Gullah/Geechee language on Rosetta Stone as they do with many
LIMS Junior Leadership class come up with the answers on how to preserve Gullah and Geechee culture.
other languages. They believe that it’s important to continue supporting and adding to the legislative bills that help preserve lands on the Southeastern seaboard that keep the Gullah/Geechee cultures alive. Students even decided they should be seated on the board of Penn Center, and why? Sometimes children can see the simplicity of a solution more easily than adults. Young generations of the future should be involved in the process of not only preserving the Gullah/Geechee culture
and getting the word out to others who may not be familiar with the culture. LIMS looks forward to its partnership with Penn Center. The young leaders of the visit include Joey Bates, Allison Brown, Jordan Camel, Kirsten Campbell, Logan Fancher, Haylie Garber, Ashley Hernandez, Brandon James, Bobby Jepson, Ashton Lancaster, Jakob Marsh, JaQuail Millidge, Daniel Mock, Madison Mullen, Bryce Richardson, Valya Shipsey, Sara Simpkins, Anna Smith, Mattie Jo Thomas, Melis Tirhi and Jordan Vance.
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W.A.L.L. Approach Interim December 9 marks the end of Beaufort Academy’s second year of its W.A.L.L. Approach Interim. During the second week, students once again participated in numerous internships in and outside of Beaufort, the seventh and eighth grades traveled to Washington, D.C., while some remained on campus. For those on campus, in addition to taking their normally scheduled classes, they were also enrolled in interim classes. Here are some insights into the W.A.L.L. Interim from some BA students: Michael Bible, 12th grade “During my internship at the Animal Medical Center, I had the opportunity to perform routine check-ups, observe diagnoses, help with X-rays, and even sit in on a surgery. It was really interesting to see how many similarities there are between animal and human anatomy and surgery. It was intriguing to watch as Dr. Guilloud went about extracting a tumor, starting with anesthetizing, and slowly working his way in. I’m so glad that I had the opportunity to spend time with professionals who love their work and could provide insight about post-high school studies. It was fascinating to learn about zoonotics and anatomy hands-on. I’m so glad I had this opportunity.”
Madeline Griffith, 12th grade “Prior to my internship at the Telfair Art Museum in Savannah, I was unaware of the community service a public gallery provides. I thought all museums did was hang up art and charge people to see it. This week, one of the things I witnessed was the outreach they provide to the Savannah area with exhibits of local art and classes targeted at all age groups. Now I see what a benefit this museum is to the community and what a loss it would be if anything were to happen to it.”
Ray Aiello, 12th grade “My internship at Earl’s Body shop has taught me many things about the automotive industry and complex design behind cars. Today’s cars are much safer than they were ten years ago, the overall design of these cars protect the occupants much better. Also, in the body shop industry, repairing of these damaged cars takes skill, but finding parts for them can be really hard and much more time consuming than the actual repair itself. This internship has taught me a lot about the automotive industry and I would recommend it to anyone who likes hands on activities. “
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Emma Everidge, 9th grade “I came into my internship as a Kindergarten assistant teacher thinking that it would just be all fun and games. But I learned that in kindergarten there is a lot more to it. You teach the kids the basic structure of rules that they will use for the rest of their life. They might seem simple, but it’s very important such as the alphabet and numbers. Saying that, in this internship I realized that kindergarten is a very important year.”
Chanze Harris, 11th grade “During my internship at the courthouse with Judge Marvin Dukes, I had the opportunity to sit in on Probate Court. This was a most exciting lesson in law for me. That was the part that seemed the most like the TV shows. I didn’t understand it while it was happening, I just felt the two sides clashing and proving their points to the judge. But the tension in the air and the way justice and truth was eventually brought out was satisfying in itself. One lawyer had to explain the specifics to me afterwards, but it was very interesting to watch.”
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The Beaufort High Dance Ensemble held its fall dance review on Nov. 17 and 18. Dances were performed by Mrs. Baker’s Dance I, II, III and IV students. Photos by Todd Stowe.
Above: Senior Shelby Lynard performs a scene from Cats.
Senior Randy Thomas performs as a gang member in a scene from West Side Story.
Senior Katie Pine performs in Wind It and Whip It.
Junior Krysten Beauchamp performs in Mad House.
Junior Eric Freeman and senior Morgan Bennett perform in Finally.
Right: Senior Lizzy Johnson is Mary Poppins in Step in Time.
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• Beginning photography: how to use your camera and take better pictures with Paul Nurnberg at ARTworks. Five Wednesdays beginning January 11 plus an optional photo field trip, $200 per student. Do you want to know what all those symbols and dials do on your digital camera? Do you want to learn how to make your images better than simple snapshots? Then this is the class for you. Register with Paul at 912-4290189 and email@example.com. • Open casting call at ARTworks January 11 and 12, 7 p.m. Actors of all experience levels needed for two readings and two staged productions, materials provided. The readings are ‘The Pillowman’,” produced by The Palmetto Theater Xperiment and directed by Matthew Donnelly, and ‘The Exonerated,” produced by Misspent Youth Productions, both performed in February. Misspent Youth is also casting for a fully staged production of “Catholic School Girls,” performed in March. The Xperiment is casting for a fully staged production of “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” written by Steve Martin and performed in June. 2127 Boundary Street in Beaufort Town Center, www.artworksinbeaufort.org, 843-379-2787. • Basketry Combinations & Innovations with Kim Keats. Explore new approaches for creating both utilitarian and sculptural forms. Instructor will provide imported and locally collected indigenous materials, basketry and dye techniques, and a ceramic hand-building session led by guest artist, Jada Gray. Great for beginners and advancers to develop original styles through exploration of combination weaving techniques and materials. Tuesdays January 24, 31 and February 7, 14, 21, 28, 6 to 8 p.m. $80, contact Kim Keats, 843-384-2435 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • Clay on Thursdays and ARTworks with Trevor Foster. Learn basic techniques or refine your skills and explore new techniques. January 5-February 9: handbuilding 10 a.m.-noon, and wheelthrown from 1:15 to 3:15, or 6 to 8 p.m. Glazes and firing are included: $125 plus $25 per 25 lbs of clay. email@example.com, 803707-5961, www.ArtWorksInBeaufort.org.
Upcoming events at USCB Performing Arts
• “I AM” a documentary will be shown Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. It’s directed by Tom Shadyac and stars David Suzuki, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Lynne McTaggart, Ray Anderson, John Francis, Coleman Barks, and Marc Ian Barasch. “I AM” is an engaging and entertaining film that poses two practical and provocative questions: what’s wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better? In “I AM,” Shadyac steps in front of the camera to recount how a cycling accident that left him incapacitated gave him with a new sense of purpose in life. Determined to share his own awakening to his prior life of excess and greed, and armed with nothing but his curiosity and a small film crew, Shadyac embarks on a 21st century quest for enlightenment. Adults $8, Seniors $7, Student $6. • The opera “Faust” will play Saturday, Dec. 10, at 12:55 p.m. “Faust” with Jonas Kaufmann in the title role, René Pape as the devil, and Marina Poplavskaya as Marguerite, Gounod’s classic retelling of the Faust legend couldn’t be better served. Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff updates the story to the first half of the 20th century with a production that won praise in London last season. Adults: $20, Olli Members: $16. • As part of the USCB Festival Series Edward Arron will be joined by Soprano Hyunah Yu, this season’s only vocalist, as well as violinist Jesse Mills, pianist and composer John Novacek on Sunday, December 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. Come hear pieces by Schumann, Mozart, Shostakovich, Richard Strauss and John Novacek. Tickets start at $40 and are available by calling 843-208-8246, M-F 8:30 - 4:30. Tickets are also available at the door. For more information, visit us at www.uscb.edu/ festivalseries.
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Malcolm Dantzler,18, of Beaufort, has been named to the 3rd Annual Offense-Defense Junior All-American Bowl. Malcolm (#50), a OLB/CB for Beaufort High School, will join dozens of peers in his age group nationwide in an East meets West clash that is part of a weeklong series of events leading up to the nationally-televised, 6th-annual Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, an All-Star football game of similar format showcasing 80 of the top high school seniors in the country. Congrats, Malcolm!
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running with the wolf pack Six members of Wolf Pack competed at the AAU National Cross Country Championship on Saturday, December 3. The runners, all students at Lady’s Island Elementary School, took part in the race that was held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. Pictured here, front row, from left is Brody Connell, Nash Mills, Evan Hefty. Back Row: Marlon Belden, Eli Smith, Logan Statler.
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Firefighters treated to holiday lunch
This holiday season, look for other random acts of kindness in our community. Let’s talk about little Mikayla. Mikayla is a 6-year-old girl who attends Riverview Charter School and has started her own children’s shoe drive throughout Beaufort County for Christmas. It all started a couple weeks ago when she woke up one morning and told her mom and dad that all she wanted for Christmas was 1,000 pairs of shoes to give to other kids because “all kids deserve a good pair of shoes.” Recognizing her daughter’s innocence in her random act of kindness, her mom convinced her to scale it down a bit to 100 pairs of shoes. Now, with mom’s help, the shoe project is under way. Even at such a young age, Mikayla understands that this season is about giving. Look around and you will find other stories of selfless giving this holiday season. It could be contagious.
icking off the holiday season, dozens of BeaufortPort Royal firefighters dined on pulled pork barbecue Friday courtesy of MCAS Beaufort Federal Credit Union, A Division of CPM Federal Credit Union. The luncheon, catered by Smokey Chef, is one way the credit union says “thanks” to firefighters for their service, said Drew Posta, regional manager of the credit union. “Every year in the holidays, each division takes a meal to their local firefighters to say thank you for all they do, and to let them know we are here to help, whether it’s with lunch or with lending,” Posta said. This is the first year they’ve done the lunch in Beaufort because CPM only recently merged with the MCAS Beaufort Federal Credit Union. There are 16 branch offices of the CPM Federal Credit Union across South Carolina. “This is a wonderful treat for our firefighters, to enjoy good food, good fellowship and the support of our community,” said Fire Chief Sammy Negron. “During the holidays, our firefighters spend a lot of time away from their families, so that makes this lunch special.” MCAS Beaufort Federal Credit Union, A Division of CPM Federal Credit Union, provides financial services to the SC Firefighters’ Association, including free checking and full lending services, Posta said.
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Beaufort-Port Royal firefighters indulge in tasty barbecue Friday at the Ribaut Road Main Fire Station.
“It’s important to us to demonstrate to these firefighters that the Beaufort and Port Royal communities appreciate what they do, what they sacrifice, on a daily basis,” Posta said. “During the holidays, our company tries to do a little extra and bringing a barbecue lunch to the fire headquarters seemed like a good way to say ‘happy holidays.’ ”
holiday events Holiday dinner to help the homeless, needy
On Thursday, Dec. 8 and Friday, Dec. 9, the Red Rooster Cafe on Ribaut Road will be having a holiday dinner for the needy and homeless around the area. The restaurant is donating 100 dinners, and accepting donations for the other 100 dinners. The price for one dinner is only $3.50. Local churches and other organizations are helping distribute tickets to the people who need them most. For more information, contact Courtney Keith, 843-321-1108.
Gullah Kinfolk Christmas Wish show
WHAT: A Total Gullah Experience O’ Christmas WHEN: Friday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m. WHERE: USCB Performing Arts Center, 801 Carteret St. TICKETS: $30 advance, $35 at the door, $10 ages 7-17. For details, call 843-986-1102 or visit www.bcbcc.org.
The Festival of Trees events continue
The Festival of Trees, benefitting Friends of Caroline Hospice, will be held until Saturday December 10 at the Charles Lind Brown Neighborhood Activity Center (formerly the Greene Street Gym) located at 1001 Hamar St. As Beaufort’s premier holiday event, the festival includes a showcase of beautifully decorated trees, a grand opening reception with silent auction, a gourmet and gift shop and daily lunches. The gym is transformed into a holiday wonderland, where simply stepping through the doors puts you in the holiday spirit. In the past 24 years, Festival of Trees has raised almost $800,000 for Friends of Caroline Hospice. The festival is Friends of Caroline Hospice’s largest fundraiser, helping them provide free
toys for tots drop off locations • Ballenger Realty is a drop-off location for the Toys For Tots campaign. Please bring your new, unwrapped toys which will be distributed as Christmas gifts to the Lowcountry needy children between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Ballenger Realty, 613 Carteret Street. There is ample parking on the side and back of the building. • You can also drop off your toys at Merry Maids, 829 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, SC 29906, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 522-2777. Lady’s Island Country Club also is a drop-off spot for toys. Toys can be dropped off from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. any day of the week.
care and volunteer services offering hope, encouragement and comfort to our friends and neighbors who live with life-threatening illness. For more information, please contact Vicki Verity at 263-4108 or visit the website, www. festivaloftreesbeaufort.com . Information is also available on the Festival of Trees Beaufort Facebook page. Saturday at the Festival: December 10 This day will feature several new events: The morning will host a class of Yoga Among the Trees courtesy of Dancing Dogs Yoga. Also on Saturday there will be a brunch available and gift wrapping services. Saturday evening from 5-7 p.m. will feature the Snowball Family Dance. This will include fun activities for the kids such a cookie decorating, dancing, games, photos with Santa and much, much more.
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Tuesday, December 13 at 6:30 p.m., the Historic Port Royal Foundation will celebrate the holiday season with a Community Supper in the Union Church, 1004 11th Street, Port Royal. There will be a festive Italian dinner with all the trimmings! Come meet your neighbors and friends in Port Royal. Seating is limited so please call for reservations: John or Anna Ellerbe, 522-9923. The supper is FREE, so make your reservations early!
Captured Moments Photography at 1402 King Street in Beaufort is hosting a three day ‘Photo With Santa Fundraiser’ to benefit HELP of Beaufort. Bring your little ones to the studio on December 12, 13, or 14 from 3 to 7 p.m. and have their photo taken with Santa Claus himself. Who needs a drive to the shopping mall this year? Cost per sheet is $20, and portions of the proceeds benefit HELP of
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Beaufort County holds tree lighting ceremony
Beaufort County Council has scheduled its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony Monday, December 12 on the lawn in front of the County Courthouse, 100 Ribaut Road. The ceremony is expected to begin about 5:30 p.m. during a recess of the regular county council meeting. It is open to the public and will feature a message from Council Chairman Weston Newton, carols led by the B.J. Scott Choir of the Huspah Baptist Church, refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus. Those who are unable to attend may view the event on The County Channel.
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Members of the Jewish, Christian and African-American communities will participate in a unique joint celebration of the three major December holidays Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa on Thursday, Dec. 15. The “Holidays Celebration” is believed to be the first event of its kind ever organized in Beaufort County. It’ll be held at the Beaufort Public Library, 311 Scott St., from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The celebration, which will feature 15-minute presentations on each holiday that includes story-telling, music, decorations, and traditional holiday dishes, is free and open to the public. It’s being sponsored by the Northern Beaufort County Democratic Club. Due to limited space in the library, reservations are being requested. Please call 843-597-2482 if you plan to attend.
Singers, kids present A Gullah Christmas
An old-fashioned Gullah celebration of the yuletide season will be even more heartwarming this year with the sounds of children’s voices joining Marlena Smalls and the Hallelujah Singers. Members from school choirs north of the Broad have been invited to join the Hallelujah Singers on stage in two free performances on Sunday, December 18, at the Boys & Girls Club of Beaufort, located at 1100 Boundary Street. There is a matinee performance at 3 p.m. and an evening performance at 7 p.m. The Kids North of the Broad (KNOB) is an educational outreach production, through “Fa Da Chillun” of the Hallelujah Singers. KNOB links children to the arts, one note at a time. It provides an integrated humanities program for children ages 13-18. The performances of A Gullah Christmas will help introduce children to the Gullah culture through music, storytelling and recollections of history.
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A feast for the eyes Foods rich in vitamins C and E, zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin, and omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA are good for eye health as well as general health, according to the Age-Related Eye Diseases Study (AREDS), funded by the National Eye Institute, and other research. These nutrients are linked to lower risk for agerelated macular degeneration (AMD), cataract and dry eye later in life. Choosing healthier foods is a good thing no matter how early or late in life we begin. Eye-healthy food choices include citrus fruits, vegetable oils, nuts, whole grains, dark green leafy vegetables and fish. People who have diabetes or AMD or are at risk for these diseases can also benefit by following a low-glycemic (low-GI) index diet. Most people with diabetes, and others who have used a low-
Mark Siegel, MD, FAAO Board certified, American Board of Ophthalmology, www. seaislandophthalmology. com GI diet to lose weight, are familiar with glycemic index charts. The GI value is based on how fast a food’s carbohydrates raise the body’s blood sugar levels; low GI foods have less impact on blood sugar fluctuations. People with AMD may be able to slow the progression of the disease by taking a special nutrient supplement called the AREDS formula, developed as a result of the AREDS research (described above).
The formula includes: • Vitamin C (500 mg); • Vitamin E (400 IU); • Beta-carotene (15 mg); • Zinc oxide (80 mg); and • Copper oxide (2 mg). This is promising news for people who are at risk for or already have AMD. But before stocking up on these supplements, be sure to talk with your ophthalmologist to learn if they are recommended for you. Some people should not take large doses of antioxidants or zinc for medical reasons. People who smoke should ask their physician before taking the AREDS supplement,because one of the ingredients (beta carotene) has been associated with a higher risk of lung cancer in current smokers or those who recently quit. An alternate version of the supplement
formulated to be safe for smokers is available. Your ophthalmologist can give you more information on this option. Another AREDS project to evaluate the benefits of high-supplemental doses of lutein, zeaxanthin and fish oil (omega-3) is ongoing. And a large study in women showed a potential benefit from taking supplements of folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12. As you think about ways to improve your eye health, remember: vitamins and nutritional supplements are not a cure for eye disease, nor will they give you back vision that you may have already lost. But good nutrition at all ages is vital for your entire body, and plays an important role in maintaining healthy eyes. Talk with your ophthalmologist about any concerns you have about your eye health.
Just let it go By Martha O’Regan
Wonderful words of advice but what does “let it go” mean and what is the point? Letting go requires forgiveness towards self or others yet doesn’t have to involve anyone but you. Think of “un-forgiveness as drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” Holding on to anger or frustration, past or present, only affects the holder of the emotion, not the person who caused it. Our bodies are designed for present time survival, not the upsets from past experiences. The process of forgiveness helps to break the pattern of defense physiology from unlearned lessons of our past. Now, how could I possibly forgive that person who did that horrible thing to me 30 years ago? Or, why should I forgive that person who I’ll never see again? Because these stored memories along with the associated emotions keep your body in a constant state of defense physiology, ultimately making you sick. Even if the other person was the one at fault, you are the one being affected, so again, forgiveness is for you only. In our own humanity, we often play a role in
the outcome of a negative situation, so forgiving ourselves is equally important. Who among us is perfect and has never had a “learning experience” that could be “let go”? Understandably, in situations of abuse and neglect, forgiveness is more difficult, but remember, it is you who benefits, not the abuser. Allowing that person to “make” you angry, hurt, etc., continues to give them power over your health long after the incident. Going through the steps of forgiveness moves us away from the victim role while releasing control and power that the offending person or situation has over our lives. It also allows us to change some old patterns of beliefs driven by our own anger and bitterness, possibly contributing to negative behavior or health. Letting go of grudges will no longer define our lives by our hurts and may allow greater compassion and understanding for ourselves and others. Start by forgiving yourself for allowing the situation or person to affect your health and well being. The realization that holding a grudge can be an underlying cause to pain and illnesses can be difficult at first, but recognizing
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experience. Every experience happens for our personal evolution so consider what that “terrible experience” taught you or brought you as part of your growth and development as a conscious human being. Granted, some situations are difficult to find the good in, but until you do, someone else is running your life. This step doesn’t mean you have to resume the relationship or approve of the behavior of the other person, but allows you to move on without the burden of resentment. Forgiving is one of the most therapeutic exercises you can do for your health. Research is becoming clear that the stress from holding onto past grudges and resentments can contribute to many symptoms such as sleep disturbances, hypertension, digestive disorders, cancer and heart disease. We are each ultimately responsible for our own well being, and since stored negative emotions from past experiences directly affect our health and happiness, “letting it go” becomes more than just great advice. What are you holding onto? Are you willing to “let it go?” Live Well ... Have Fun.
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My father, Meyer Schein, and I were in his pickup truck on our way to visit my grandmother who lived at 175 Ribaut Road early on a Sunday afternoon. His truck radio, which was mounted on the steering wheel shaft, suddenly announced that the Japanese had attacked our naval facility at Pearl Harbor, and were inflicting great damage and loss of life. My father pulled to the side of the road to listen, then said, “Son, our country is about to go to war, and with God’s help, we will prevail.” At age 5, I wasn’t sure what that meant, but it was clear to me how concerned and serious my father was.
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Beaufort library to host Smithsonian exhibit The Smithsonian exhibit, New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music is coming to town! The Beaufort Branch Library, in cooperation with The Humanities CouncilSC will explore aspects of America’s roots music as it hosts the local showing of New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music, a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition. New Harmonies will be on view beginning with a grand opening celebration on December 17 and continuing through February 4, 2012. Through a selection of photographs, recordings, instruments, lyrics and artist profiles, New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music explores the distinct cultural identities of American roots music forms. The exhibit will examine the progression of American roots music, as rich and eclectic as our country itself. “We are very pleased to be chosen to host New Harmonies in Beaufort,” said reference librarian, Amanda Brewer. “It allows us the opportunity to explore this fascinating aspect of our own region’s musical history and we hope that it will inspire many to become even more involved in the cultural life of our community.” “Allowing all of our state’s residents to have access to the cultural resources of our nation’s premiere museum is a priority of The Humanities CouncilSC,” said Randy Akers, the Council’s Executive Director. “With this special tour, we are pleased to be working with the Beaufort Branch Library to help develop local exhibitions and public programs to compliment
the Smithsonian exhibition.” Such free events include Sunday afternoon concert series, Lunch & Listen music performances, lectures, hands-on workshops, film screenings, art exhibits, and more. For a schedule of events, log onto www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/ newharmonies. New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music is part of Museum on Main Street, a unique collaboration between
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library’s lunch & listen series finale Lunch and Listen, a special music series featuring local musicians, ends with a high octane energetic performance by Chris Jones and the Blue Dots on Monday, December, 12. Join Chris and the band for a rocking good time as they perform crowd pleasing hit songs from America’s rich musical history. This one hour lunchtime music performance will be held in the USCBeaufort Center for the Arts auditorium on the historic Beaufort campus, 801 Carteret Street, and is free and open to the public. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and performances will last from noon to 1 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch or purchase one at Outtakes Cafe next door. For questions regarding the event listed above, please contact Amanda Brewer at 2556439 or by email at abrewer@ bcgov.net. the island news | december 8-15, 2011 | www.yourislandnews.com
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Is it a medical office? Is it a bank? No, it’s Carolina Dog & Deli — Beaufort’s latest incognito deli and bang for the buck. Don’t be fooled by the deli’s missing outdoor sign, Carolina Dog & Deli is neither lacking in taste nor bill satisfaction. The Lunch Bunch was sad to venture this week without our wonderful restaurant reviewer Pamela, but the group was delighted to discover this modest new-town treasure conveniently located across from Beaufort Memorial Hospital. The owner, Joe Fox, had an equally surprising background in the realm of the delicatessen. He’s worked in several restaurants of the sort including a Schlotzsky’s Deli that locals re-named as “Joe’s” in respect of its charismatic manager. Joe also has a fine dining education from culinary school in Charleston. And, when it comes to his secret, Kim nailed it on the head: “Why re-invent the wheel?” Joe Fox has carried down his favorite recipes over the years, which have translated into simply delicious sandwiches, hot dogs, salads and soups. Buck, Elizabeth, Kim, Gene, April and I all sampled the chili and potato bacon soup — so steamy, tasty and hardy on a December afternoon that Buck, Kim and April ordered a bowl. This chilly time of year definitely calls for a comforting bowl of Carolina Dog’s hot, creamy potato soup priced at $3.79.
Left: Bacon turkey club. Right: Chicken salad croissant. The friendly staff at Carolina Dog & Deli, located on Ribaut Road across from Beaufort Memorial Hospital.
Elizabeth ordered the Shankdaddy Dog for $3, with mustard ketchup, chili, coleslaw, jalapenos and a red onion secret sauce, the secret being a hint of cinnamon, which Joe discovered in New York City. Buck and I both chose the honey almond chicken salad croissant, priced around $5.50. If it sounds delicious that’s because it is. Served with shredded lettuce, tomatoes and topped with diced bacon and toasted almonds, legitimately some of the best chicken salad I’ve ever had. Best of all — at least for me — all sandwiches come with a pickle spear. I can’t be sure that Gene’s ranch and bacon turkey club topped the chicken salad croissant, but it looked like it easily could have. His deluxe club piled with shaved
turkey breast, crispy bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheddar and a creamy ranch dressing hit the spot. All in all, no complaints from the Lunch Bunch contenders. Best of all, Carolina Dog & Deli has a to-go case of menu items (like their large salads) for the doctors, nurses, patients or other professionals in the area who are on the run or on a lunch break. They also do catering, perfect for any group or business lunch affair. Last but not least, April, our desert guru, shared the cheesecake while eyeing the banana pudding. We sampled the variety of cookies, which are free on Fridays! And you know what they say, if you give a doctor a cookie ... Carolina Dog & Deli is located on 968 Ribaut Road and open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Call 843-379-2122 for catering information or visit carolinadoganddeli.com.
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SALTUS RIVER GRILL: 802 Bay St., Beaufort; 379-3474; Seafood, upscale; L.D.
BARBARA JEANS RESTAURANT & BAR: 47 Ferry Road, Lady’s Island; 524-
SAND DOLLAR TAVERN: 1634 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island; 838-3151; L.D.
BELLA LUNA: 859 Sea Island Parkway,
SANDBAR & GRILL: 41B Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort; 524-3663; L.D.
BERRY ISLAND CAFE: Newpoint
SEA ISLAND PIZZA: 136 Sea Island Pkwy, Beaufort; 522-1212; L.D.
BERTOS GRILL TEX-MEX:
SGT. WHITE’S: 1908 Boundary St.;
Road, Beaufort; 525-9824; 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.
Beaufort; 522-2029; Southern cooking; L.D.
9 Market, Habersham Marketplace; Mexican; 644-1925; L.D.
SHOOFLY KITCHEN: 1209 Boundary St., Beaufort; 379-9061; B.L.
BIG JOE’S BAR-B-Q: 760 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort; 770-0711; L.D.
BLACKSTONE’S DELI & CAFE: 205
Scott St., Beaufort; 524-4330; B.L.
BLUE DOG CAFE: 736 Sea Island
Plums is always lively and bustling, the staff is always friendly and, whether for lunch or dinner, the food is always fantastic. It represents the best that Beaufort has to offer. Plums is located at 904 Bay St., Beaufort. For more information, call 843-525-1946 or visit their website at www. plumsrestaurant.com.
Parkway, St. Helena Island, inside The Lowcountry Store; 838-4646; L.
door weekly; D.
BOONDOCKS RESTAURANT: 760
GREAT GARDENS CAFE: 3669 Trask
Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island; 8380821; D.
BREAKWATER RESTAURANT & BAR: 203 Carteret St., Beaufort; 379-0052;
Upscale dining, tapas; D.
BRICKS ON BOUNDARY: 1420
Boundary St., Beaufort; 379-5232; Salads, sandwiches, appetizers, sports bar; L.D.
CAROLINA WINGS & RIB HOUSE: 1714 Ribaut Road, Port Royal;
379-5959; Wings, ribs, sports bar; L.D.
CAT ISLAND GRILL & PUB: 8
Waveland Ave., Cat Island; 524-4653; Steaks, seafood, pasta, burgers, more; L.D.
DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT: 1699
11th St. W, Port Royal; 524-7433; Seafood; D.
EMILY’S TAPAS BAR: 906 Port
Parkway, Beaufort; 521-1900; L.
HAROLD’S COUNTRY CLUB BAR & GRILL: Highway 17-A & Highway 21, Yemassee; 589-4360; Steaks, wings; L.D.
HECKLERS: 2121 Boundary St., Suite 100, Beaufort Town Center Beaufort; 3792090; L.D. HEMINGWAY’S BISTRO: 920 Bay St., Beaufort; 521-4480; bar & grill; L.D.
HOUSE OF TOKYO: 330 Robert
Beaufort; 838-9300; Seafood, steaks; L.D.
GOURMET ON WHEELS: 812-8870;
Healthy home-cooked meals delivered to your
MARKETPLACE NEWS: 917 Bay St.,
Beaufort; 470-0188; Ice cream and sandwich cafe; B.L.
Lady’s Island; 522-0210; L.D.
Royal; 379-8383; Thai cuisine; L.D.
SUZARA’S KITCHEN: Newcastle Square, Beaufort; 379-2160; B, L.
SWEETGRASS: 100 Marine Drive, Dataw Island; 838-2151; L.D.
MARYLAND FRIED CHICKEN: 111 Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 524-8766; L.D.
Road, Beaufort; 379-0174; B.L.
NIPPY’S: 310 West St., Beaufort; Seafood, burgers; 379-8555; 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.
WEEZIE’S CRAB SHACK: 1634 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island; 838-2197; Seafood, burgers; L.D.
PALM & MOON BAGELS: 221 Scott
WREN: 210 Carteret St., Beaufort; 5249463; Local seafood, steaks, pasta; L.D.
2141 Sea Island Parkway, Harbor Island; 838-4166; L.D.
PANINI’S CAFE: 926 Bay St., Beaufort;
YES! THAI INDEED: 1911 Boundary St., Beaufort; 986-1185; L.D.
KOOKY MOOKY’S: 101 Scott St.,
PIACE PIZZA: 5-B Market, Habersham,
L.T.’s HOMECOOKED MEALS: Sea
GILLIGANS: 2601 Boundary St.,
Beaufort; 379-0798; Sandwiches, soups; L.
JIMMY JOHN’S: 2015 Boundary St.,
FRYED GREEN TOMATOES SOUTHERN EATERY & CAFE:
FUMIKO SUSHI: 14 Savannah Highway, Beaufort; 524-0918; L.D.
SUWAN THAI: 1638 Paris Ave., Port
Port Royal; 522-1222; Steaks, salads; L.D.
Beaufort; 521-4445; L.D.
FUJI RESTAURANT: 97 Sea Island Parkway, Hamilton Village, Lady’s Island; 524-2662; Japanese steak house; L.D.
MARILYN’S LUNCH AT SOUTHERN SWEETS: 917 Bay St.,
Beaufort; 522-8883; Chinese and Japanese cuisine; L.D.
Parkway, St. Helena Island; 838-9300; L.D.
2001 Boundary St., Beaufort; 379-9601; Buffet-style Southern cooking; B.L.D.
SUSHI SAKANA: 860 Parris Island Gateway, Port Royal; 379-5300; L.D.
Congress Street, Beaufort; 524-1961; B.L.
MOONDOGGIES CAFE: 930 10th St.,
JOHNSON CREEK TAVERN:
FOOLISH FROG: 846 Sea Island
MAGNOLIA BAKERY CAFE: 703
JADE GARDEN: 2317 Boundary St.,
FACTORY CREEK FISH COMPANY: 71 Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island; 379-3288; Seafood; L.D.
STEAMER: 168 Sea Island Parkway;
MEDICAL PARK DELI: 968 Ribaut
Beaufort Town Center; 379-3009; Sub sandwiches; L.D.
SOUTHERN GRACES BISTRO:
809 Port Republic St., at The Beaufort Inn, Beaufort; 379-0555; L.D.
MAGGIE’S PUB & EATERY: 17 Market, Habersham; 379-1719; L.D.
Smalls Parkway, Beaufort; 521-9011; Japanese; L.D.
Republic St., Beaufort; 522.1866; D.
SHRIMP SHACK: 1929 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island; 838-2962; L.
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,
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. Q ON BAY: 822 Bay St., Beaufort; 555-
Beaufort; 521-4882; Mexican; L.D.
1212; Barbecue, Southern cooking;L.D.
LOS AMIGOS: 14 Savannah Highway;
RED ROOSTER CAFE: 1210 Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 379-2253; B.L.
Beaufort; 470-1100; Mexican; L.D.
LUTHER’S RARE & WELL DONE: 910 Bay St., Beaufort; 521-1888; Burgers, salads, seafood, bar and grill; L.D.
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RYAN’S FAMOUS PIZZA & SUBS: 14 Savannah Highway, Shell Point Plaza, Beaufort; 379-3479; L.D.
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THEME: HOLIDAY MOVIES ACROSS 1. Happens in back 6. *”Santa Claus is Coming to Town” originally aired on this network 9. Popular white fish 12. Before Part II 13. Follows soh 14. “Put your thinking ___ __” 16. Madama Butterfly’s soli, e.g. 17. a.k.a. Tokyo 18. Not together 19. *Boy who’s told, “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid” 21. *Misfit ungulate 23. Actor ___ Holbrook 24. ____ in captivity 25. Western European Union 28. 100 centavos in Mexico 30. Start of basketball game 35. Chunk or lump 37. Rounded protuberance 39. Young eel 40. Ayatollah Khamenei’s home 41. “World” in Italian 43. Troubled currency 44. Drinker 46. Thick, messy substances 47. ____ Alda 48. Attitude of admiration 50. Place for mutinous sailor, e.g. 52. Old age, archaic 53. Kids often say this to claim something 55. “But I heard him exclaim, ____ he drove out of sight, Merry Christmas to all ...” 57. *This happened on 34th Street 61. Koko or Sampson, e.g. 65. Lobe at back of palate 66. “To Kill a Mockingbird” author 68. *”The _____mare Before Christmas” 69. Lively dance 70. Not in good health 71. “_____ as a whistle” 72. Maiden name indicator
73. Newt in terrestrial stage 74. Laughing predator DOWN 1. Boxer training 2. “For” in Spanish 3. Seed cover 4. Type of infection 5. Unfortunate outcome 6. Toward the lee 7. *Like Billy Bob’s Santa 8. Laundry, e.g. 9. Chief or top dog 10. October stone 11. Village or hamlet in South Africa 14. Attendant to Tiger, e.g. 15. ___ degree 20. Part of small intestine 22. Last month 24. Rubs elbows with 25. *Like Bing Crosby’s Christmas 26. Plural of #43 Across 27. Unfit or inappropriate 29. Smoke plus fog 31. Type of bargain 32. Immature ovum 33. Like domesticated cat gone wild 34. Compound leaf of a fern 36. Location of MCL 38. O in B.O. 42. Twig of a willow tree 45. Member of military police in Britain 49. One thousandth of an inch 51. *His heart was two sizes too small 54. Misrepresent 56. Poet Dickinson 57. Type of shot to criminal 58. Director Reitman 59. ____ of thumb 60. Medicinal plant 61. Pepper or bombard 62. “A Death in the Family” author 63. Conjunction used in comparatives 64. Sicilian volcano 67. *Will Ferrell character in 2003
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Thoroughly vetted Nothing is too good for Bubbles and Squeak. While Americans are clawing their way out of economic collapse, it didn’t stop them from spending $14.11 billion on veterinary care alone in 2011 according to American Pet Products Association, Inc. (APPA). That doesn’t include the over-the-counter drugs and other supplies: E-collars, dental gear and various geriatric assists, for instance, which added $11.4 billion in costs. The annual compound growth rate for core veterinary services alone has been about 10% over the past decade, and the menu of services is becoming more elaborate by the month. Great leaps in veterinary medicine are making expensive treatment options a reality. A dog with a potentially fatal cardiac problem can get a $3,000 pacemaker. Cats suffering renal failure can have an $8,000 kidney transplant. Veterinary drugs treat everything from separation anxiety and arthritis pain to epilepsy and cancer for $0.66 cents to $16 a day — often for the life of the pet. “There has been an evolution of the entire profession,” says Tom Carpenter, president of the American Animal Hospital Association. “An animal that wouldn’t even have been
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taken to a vet now goes for regular visits.” A vet’s job has become more wideranging and thus more lucrative. Not only is state-of-the-art technology such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), with costs that range around $1,500 a scan, now available in even small-town labs, but consumers’ expectations of medical care have been transformed. They want the same best in class care for their pets that they want for themselves. That’s creating a market for new products like Pfizer Inc.’s dog-obesity drug Slentrol, which will cost $1-$2 a day (in lieu of simply feeding your dog less and getting him off the couch). Reconcile, a new drug from ElancoLilly for canine separation anxiety, is the renamed active ingredient in Prozac. Overall, sales of pet medicines have grown from $28.5 billion
in 2001 to $50.84 billion today. Much of the attention is going to the growing problem of pet obesity. As many as 40% of dogs are estimated to be overweight or obese, with similarly high rates among cats, thanks to the indulgent habits of their owners. Being plied with processed goodies all day while getting rolled around in an allterrain stroller (retail price: about $210) is not an ideal lifestyle for any animal. People who overeat or don’t get enough exercise themselves tend to draw their pets into the same behavior. The growing inclination to regale pets with treats has come at a cost to their waistline. Look around this holiday shopping season and notice the increased number of red and green dyed, edible, doggie stocking stuffers on end caps in most major retail
stores. Along with creating interest in new anti-obesity drugs, it has also created a market for procedures including pet liposuction. For some pet lovers, no medical procedure is too extreme. Plastic surgeons offer rhinoplasty, eyelifts, and other cosmetic procedures to tone down certain doggy features, from droopy eyes to puggish noses. Root canals, braces, and even crowns for chipped teeth are also becoming more popular. A veterinary dental clinic is thriving in Hilton Head. Some might question whether all this primping and pampering of pets has the makings of an economic bubble that, down the road, could have our owner telling Squeak to get his own stinkin’ bone. Affordable care is about talking dollars. Get an estimate of all costs — surgery, rehabilitation, and lifelong medicines. Ask questions. Get a second opinion. Ask your vet about the prognosis for survival and the pet’s expected quality of life after the treatment. The overriding decision should be based not on what medical treatments are available, but on how much better the pet will be during and after treatment and, how much you can realistically afford.
PET OF THE WEEK Turtle is a young male adult American Shorthair that is a Ladies Man. 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 Christian Women’s Club meets at church
The Christian Women’s Club of Beaufort (Formerly Beaufort Women’s Connection) will meet on Thursday, December 8 at the St. Helena Parish Church at 507 Newcastle Street. The theme is “Singing into Christmas.” The doors open at 11:45 a.m. and lunch is served at 12:15 p.m. followed by the program with speaker Candice Pope. Music and feature with be Karen Ayers and Caroline Peterson. Cost for the luncheon and program is $12 which includes gratuity and tax. Reservations can be made to Karen Whitehead by calling 838-7627 or E-mail email@example.com.
Chamber holds Business After Hours
When: Thursday, December 8, 5:30 7 p.m. Where: Ashton Pointe Apartments, 100 Ashton Pointe Blvd, Beaufort. What: Ashton Pointe Apartments, Coastal Connections and Port Royal Pasta Company will host December Business After Hours at Ashton Pointe. Business After Hours is the Beaufort Chamber of Commerce’s premier monthly networking opportunity. Please RSVP to Amy Kaylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843.525.8524 or register online.
Von Harten to speak to county historical society
On Thursday, Dec. 8, Beaufort County Historical Society is pleased to present longtime Beaufort County Historical Society member and former Treasurer, Bubba Von Harten who will discuss his new book “Little Geech: A Shrimper’s Story.” All meetings are held at noon at the Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club, Meridian Road, Lady’s Island. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend at no charge. This fun biography is an easy read for anyone interested in shrimping, the Lowcountry or just local name dropping (just enough to make it interesting but not incriminating, isn’t that really what we want to read?) Bubba was born in Beaufort in 19340, joined the Air Force and helped create a shrimping heritage that’s near “legendary along the coast of South Carolina.” Please RSVP to Pamela Ovens 843-785-2767. An optional light lunch catered by Debbi Covington will be served at 11:30 a.m. for $10.
American Revolution Round Table to meet
For the American Revolution Round Table, it’s December program and lunch time on Thursday, December 8, at the Callawassie Country Club’s “River Club” building. The schedule is: 11:30: Social, 12: Luncheon, 1: After the Fall of Charles Town: May 1780 - December 1782, 1:45: Q & A. In May of 1780, Charles Town fell to the British who quickly established inland posts across the state. These were dark days for the supporters of the American cause. Relive these times with Eliza Lucas Pinckney and discover how despair turned to triumph. Speaker Peggy Pickett is a noted historian, author, a
Plaza Stadium Theater Fri. 12/9 - Thurs. 12/15 New Year’s Eve “PG13” Showing DAILY 2:00-4:20-7:00-9:10 The Muppets “PG” Showing DAILY 2:05-4:15-7:05-9:05 Arthur Christmas “PG” Showing DAILY 2:05-4:15-7:05-9:05 Twilight Breaking Dawn “PG13” Showing DAILY 2:00-4:20-7:00-9:10 Happy Feet 2 “PG” Showing DAILY 2:00-4:00-7:00-9:00 41 Robert Smalls Pkwy, Beaufort (843) 986-5806
living history interpreter, a teacher, and an experienced Williamsburg guide. Members’ cost of lunch is $19.50, Guest cost for lunch is $25.50.
Voices of Victory Choir holds annual concert
The Voices of Victory Choir (of Bethesda Christian Fellowship) cordially invites you to share in our 24th Annual Concert/Fellowship honoring Beaufort County Senior Citizens on Saturday, December 10, at 3 p.m. at Lady’s Island Middle School Gymnasium, 30 Cougar Drive, Lady’s Island. Please call Deacon Benjamin Fields (843-846-6769) or Sister Lynetta Pollock (843-986-0910) with any questions or concerns.
42nd Senior Citizens’ Tea will be at MCAS
The 42nd Senior Citizens’ Tea hosted by the Officers’ Spouses Club of the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort will be held at the MCAS Officers Club on Sunday, December 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. The tea, a favorite event for local senior citizens is an afternoon of fun, food, entertainment and holiday cheer. All senior citizens are welcome and there is no cost to attend. Limited transportation is available. Join us for this time honored tradition; RSVP by November 30 to Kate Jindrich at (843) 476-6948 or email@example.com for reservations and information.
Auditions being held for Sport fishing and diving ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof ’ Auditions for Tennessee William’s “Cat club meets monthly on a Hot Tin Roof ” will be held Tuesday, The December meeting of the Beaufort Sport Fishing and Diving Club will be held on Thursday, December 8 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located off Meridian Road on Lady’s Island. The social will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting to follow at 7. Dr. Glen Ulrich, who is working with the Port Royal Sound Foundation, will present a two year study on the adult Red Drum. The study was initiated in 2007 by a grant from SCDNR to provide data on the population characteristics of the adult Red Drum of Port Royal and Calibogue sounds. Not only is this a very interesting presentation with professional photography, but Dr. Ulrich will also discuss where the Red Drum are usually located, while providing information on tackle and bait techniques. Charts and these locations are also a highlight of this presentation. This recreational Red Drum fishery annually generates $150 million in revenue for South Carolina. Beaufort County has roughly half of the state’s productive habitat and nursery for this iconic species. All guests are cordially invited, no reservations are required. For additional information, call Captain Frank Gibson at 522-2020.
Daughters of American Revolution to meet
The Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold their Christmas Tea at 3 p.m. on Thursday, December 8 at the home of Mrs. Samuel Chesnutt at 24 Creekside Drive, St. Helena Island. All DAR chapter members and their guests look forward to this annual event as it give everyone a chance to exchange their holiday good wishes to each other in a lovely festive setting. For more information, call Regent Nancy Crowther at 521-0134.
December 13 and Wednesday, December 14 at 7 p.m. at the Center for the Arts, Carteret Street. If you are interested in auditioning, please bring a non-returnable recent photograph to the audition. Actors will be reading from the show script the night of audition. The Beaufort Theatre Company is a community based theatre group comprised of amateur and professional actors who share a love for the performing arts. For more information, call the CFA box office (843) 521-4145. Show dates are March 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 2012.
Beaufort Writers meet
Beaufort Writers meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Lady’s Island Airport Conference Room. The next meeting will be December 13.
Big holiday book sale being held at library
Friends of the Beaufort Library (FOL) is having a huge sale of gently-used books every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday between now and December 14 in their store in the Beaufort library — just in time for the upcoming holidays! New inventory, slashed prices, Books by the Bag. Wednesday hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Friday hours are 1 to 5 p.m.; and Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 843-812-3574 for additional information. Give the gift of reading this holiday season.
Royal Pines December events
• The Royal Pines Homeowners Association will once again hold its Annual Holiday House Decorating contest. Judging will take place starting
December 14 through Dec. 17 between 5 and 8 p.m. Prizes will be awarded and the association invites all to participate. Just decorate your Royal Pines home and make sure your lights are on during these dates and times. • Plans are also under way for Royal Pines Christmas Caroling. Members of the community will carol throughout the neighborhood on Saturday, December 17. Carolers will travel in golf carts provided by the Lady’s Island Country Club, and will meet at the clubhouse at 2 p.m. If you need more information or would like to participate, contact Donna Drohan at 986-9178.
Vic Varner to perform many holiday gigs
Vic Varner’s band with Blue Mudd includes Beek Webb on mandolin/vocal, Adam Granade on bass, and Varner on voice/guitar. They get to pull out their holiday charts, which include a couple dozen obscure tunes from the season, such as “Christmas Island” and Louis Armstrong’s “Cool Yule.” • Dec. 9: Saltus from 9 p.m. to midnight with Jevon Daly • Dec. 16: Foolish Frog from 7 til 10 p.m. • Dec. 17: Grand Opening of “New Harmonies” Smithsonian exhibit at Beaufort library from 2 til 3 p.m. • Dec. 23: Saltus from 9 p.m. to midnight with Jevon Daly • Jan. 22: “New Harmonies Show” at ARTworks from 3 to 4:30 p.m. with Roger Bellow.
Exchange Club wants baseball equipment
The Exchange Club of Beaufort is collecting gently used cleats and baseball gloves to be used by disadvantaged high school players in the Dominican Republic. Weber and Mattison Pike from Beaufort High School will be attending a camp near Santo Domingo where they will immerse themselves in baseball and the Dominican culture. They will practice and participate in the same drills done by Dominican baseball players and play in daily games against the Dominican teams. Once on the field they will realize that baseball is truly a passion for most Dominican kids their age. Donations of gently used baseball cleats or old baseball gloves can be dropped off at Logan Law Firm on Charles Street or Beaufort Rentals in the Region Bank building through December 22. For more information, contact Angel Flewelling at 525-0102 or Linda Pike at 522-9348.
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Beaufort Air Conditioning and Heating, LLC
John C. Haynie President 843-524-0996 www.beaufortairconditioning.com
First Step Driver Training, LLC
Tommy Collins, Instructor Teen/Adult/Fleet/ and 4 Point Reduction Classes 843.812.1389 www.firststepdrivertraining.com Licensed/Bonded/Insured Over 27 years law enforcement experience
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The Collectors Antique Mall
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Damn Yankees Auction House
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Great American Car Wash/Detailing
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
Design Consultant Furniture Warehouse Design Gallery 745 Robert Smalls Parkway, Suite 1 Beaufort, SC 29906 Days off: Sundays and Mondays email@example.com Phone: (843) 524-8695 Fax: (843) 524-6011 Store Hours: Mon-Sat 10A-6P, Sun 1-5P
The Beaufort Day Spa 843.470.1777 304 Scott St. massage ~ facial ~ mani/pedi waxing ~ spa packages spa packages
Collins Pest Control
Tommy Collins 843-524-5544 Complete Termite and Pest Control Residential, Commercial, Free Estimates, Licensed and Insured
Furbulas Dog Grooming and Pet Sitting Brittany Riedmayer 843-476-2989 • 843-522-3047 firstname.lastname@example.org • Member of National Dog Groomers Association of America. • Change your dog from Fabulous to Furbulas with a personal touch.
PHYSICIANS Randy Royal, MD- OBGYN and Pelvic Surgery
843-524-5455 www.wernerandroyal.com We’re now providing a new level of patient comfort.
Beaufort Chiropractic Dr. Bridget Gutzmer 703 Bladen St. 843-522-1115 BeaufortChiropracticCare.com
Lime Lite Salon
Stylist April Staska A True Balance of Substance & Style 843-379-5463 612 Carteret Street www.limelitesalon.net
For All Your Insurance Needs Andy Corriveau phone: (843) 524-1717
For All Your Insurance Needs Amy Bowman phone: (843) 524-7531
Carol Waters Interiors
Bob Cunningham 522-2777 email@example.com 829 Parris Is Gateway Beaufort, SC
12 Celadon Drive Lady’s Island - Off Sam’s Point Road at the Clock Tower 843-524-2329 * M-F 10-5:30
Broad River Construction
Chandler Trask (C): 843.321.9625 (P): 843.522.9757 Chandler@BroadRiverConstruction.com www.BroadRiverConstruction.com
Lawn Solutions Jim Colman 843-522-9578
www.lawnsolutions.us Design, Installation, Maintenance
Lohr Plumbing, Inc.
Brett Doran Serving the Lowcountry for over 20 years. Service, New Construction, and Remodeling. (843) 522-8600 www.lohrplumbing.com
Palmetto Shores Property Managment
Lura Holman McIntosh Call 525-1677 or fax 524-1376 firstname.lastname@example.org PROPERTY MANAGEMEN www.palmettoshores.com
ROOFING LURA HOLMAN McINTOSH OFF. 8 Roofing Co. Broker-In-ChargeDA FAX 8 Donnie Daughtry, Owner E-Mail: email@example.com Call us for ALL of your roofing needs. www.palmettoshores.com New Construction, Residential and Commercial, Shingles, Metal, Hot Tar & Hydrostop.
All repairs and new additions. FREE ESTIMATES 524-1325
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classifieds AUCTIONS FIREARMS & AMMO AUCTION, December 10 * 4PM 5902 Hwy. 25 North, Hodges, SC. Over 100 firearms, 10,000 rounds of ammo and more www. lakelandsauctionservices.com Kit Young * 3812 864-374-7772. COMMERCIAL AUCTION –Florence, SC 7,158 +/- sq. ft., Restaurant Building f/k/a Sagebrush Steakhouse, Fri. Dec. 9, 3PM, Prime Location, 1.45 +/-ac. Bid on-site or online w/ Proxibid. com. Damon Shortt Real Estate & Auction Group 843-669-4005 SCAL2346 www.damonshorttproperties.com. ABSOLUTE ARCADE AUCTION 750+ Coin-Op Video Games, Pinballs, Pool Tables & More. Sat. Dec 10 @ 10 a.m. Collins Entertainment 6099 Ponders Ct, Greenville, SC Info: www.SuperAuctions.com / (714) 329-1373 Johnny King SC #2262. ADVERTISE YOUR AUCTION in 112 S.C. newspapers for only $375. Your 25-word classified ad will reach more than 2.6 million readers. Call Jimmie Haynes at the S.C. Newspaper Network, 1-888-727-7377. AUTOMOBILES DONATE YOUR CAR to USO and HELP SUPPORT AMERICA’S TROOPS. Tax Deductible. Next Day Towing. Hassle Free. Receive Vacation Voucher. Call 7 Days Week 1-888-9997901.
EDUCATIONAL SERVICES ALLIED HEALTH career training - Attend college 100% online. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 800-481-9409 www.CenturaOnline.com. HELP WANTED NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500 weekly potential. $48.95 info. 1-985-646-1700 Dept. SC2794. SATELLITE TECHNICIANS NEEDED THROUGHOUT SC for large & growing S/E subcontractor. No Experience Necessary! Must own white truck/van. Independent Contractor. Weekly opportunity of $750 to $1500. www.caotti.net for more information. Call 864-852-0533. HELP WANTED - DRIVERS CLASS-A - CDL FLATBED DRIVERS NEEDED! BIG NEW pay package/benefits/sign-on bonus. 2yrs exp. Required. Call JGR 864-679-1551, Greenville and Gaffney SC locations. www.jgr-inc.com DRIVERS - CDL-A Need Extra Cash for the Holidays? EXPERIENCE PAYS! Up to $3,000 Bonus Sign-On Bonus! Get the money & respect you deserve! 6mos. OTR exp. & CDL Req’d. CALL
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