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MCAS Beaufort gets F-35B squadrons The “Sound of Freedom” echoing across the Lowcountry includes the sound of cheers after the Department of Defense announced that five squadrons of the new F-35B Joint Strike Fighter will be based at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. “This is outstanding news. A lot of people worked very hard to make this happen, including the thousands of local residents who shared their comments about the new jets with the Department of Defense. Job well done,” said Garry Parks, a retired Marine Corps lieutenant general and chairman of the Beaufort County Military Enhancement Committee. The Military Enhancement Committee organized a public campaign to support the F-35Bs in Beaufort. The air station alone contributes $615 million annually to the Beaufort County economy, based on a 2009 study. Earning the new Joint Strike Fighter squadrons is expected to solidify the air station’s standing during future debates about base closures, and they’ll also help expand and diversify the local economy. All along, the Navy’s preferred alternative was to base three operational F-35B squadrons at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort alongside two F-35B training squadrons and simulator centers. Those planes are scheduled to arrive as early as 2014. MCAS continued on page 5

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Honoring Harriet

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arriet Herschfeld Keyserling, 88 was a political activist, loving wife and mother, friend of the environment and the arts and an inspiration to all those who met her. Keyserling died Friday of kidney failure after knee replacement surgery. Friends and family gathered on a frigid Monday afternoon at Beth Israel Cemetery on Bladen Street to celebrate the life of a warm and caring woman who championed causes like public education, conservation, the arts, nuclear waste and women’s issues. Keyserling was the first woman elected to Beaufort County Council. A shy Jewish woman from New York City, Keyserling eventually would serve eight terms in the South Carolina House of Representatives. And, after retiring in 1993, she penned the book, “Against the Tide: One Woman’s Political Struggle” about her life, politics and policymaking of her era. HARRIET continued on page 4

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Mini skirts and me Q: Dear FASHION GRANNY, Here is my big quandary lately — hemlines. Is there an age when you should stop wearing minis or short skirts and dresses? Is it about your body or your age? Deanna Answer: Great question. It’s hard to tell what to do anymore with hemlines, since there really are no rules! Minis looked best when we were toddlers: Little ruffled undies, how cute!! That is really when most people had “great legs.” I have a quandary of my own. How much of you do you want to show Joan and John Q. Public and why do you want to? The human skin, the largest organ of the body, can be the most beautiful. Luminescent, hydrated, supple, glowing, even-toned and firm. Or skin can look the opposite — not fit for human consumption. Most of these people know who they are and dress appropriately in public. Not a lot of skin. Thank you, people. Beautiful skin? I say privatize! There‘s your answer. Not body, not age, but private. This need to raise your skirt to the sky is childish anyhow. (I did a lot of it when I was a child so I know!) I grew up in a time where a sweetheart neckline dipped just enough to drive men crazy. A simple seam in the back of

your stocking, well, he was putty in your hands! I still think if you dab perfume at the nape of your neck and the small of your hand only and it is enough to feel womanly and wonderful and all the feelings a well-dressed woman feels! “Well-dressed,” talk about attention getting. It’s easy! Have photos taken with your cell phone by a friend with a good eye. Try on all your skirts and dresses of various lengths. Examine honestly and go with your instinct, no thinking allowed! I guarantee you will know immediately which length suits you best. Still not sure? Here’s a simple rule about skin: unless your knees and thighs are taut, any hemline above them is criminal. Please send your questions to or

calling all amateur birders to count You’re invited to participate in Fripp Audubon’s second annual Christmas Bird Count — for the love of “our” birds and to help make a difference for science and conservation. This year’s event takes place Saturday, December 18, and will feature Lowcountry birders and nature enthusiasts working in concert with birding clubs and volunteers all across the United States as part of the Audubon Society’s 111th Christmas Bird Count. This is essential for putting conservation policy on a firm scientific footing and to ensure a future for dwindling bird species. Please sign up to be team member or a feeder watch member and contact one of our team leaders to participate with us in this important event. Call 838-3178 or 522-3256 or email or

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Beaufort Memorial looks to expand cardiology services Cardiologists from the prestigious Duke Heart Network gave affiliate Beaufort Memorial Hospital high marks for its diagnostic catheterization program, paving the way for the future expansion of BMH’s heart services. The evaluation was part of a comprehensive quality oversight assessment conducted last week by seven staff members of the Duke Heart Program, ranked one of the nation’s best heart programs by U.S. News & World Report. “We have a very good sense that the quality of cardiology care provided at Beaufort Memorial Hospital is outstanding,” said Dr. Harry Phillips, chief medical officer of the Duke Heart Network. “They’re doing a great job.” In addition to conducting the peer review, the Duke heart specialists met with BMH staff to discuss what steps the hospital needs to take to request state approval to offer interventional cardiology services, including the placement of coronary stents. Stents are used in a procedure called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to open the blocked artery of a patient suffering a STEMI heart attack or ST elevation myocardial infarction. With an 18-20 minute flight time to airlift a STEMI patient from Beaufort Memorial to the hospitals in Charleston or Savannah, BMH sends a majority of its STEMI patients to those hospitals

approved to perform the emergency procedure. (PCI) is the first choice of treatment if it can be performed within a window of 90 minutes. Every minute that passes diminishes the patient’s chance of surviving a STEMI. “Patients will benefit having primary PCI at Beaufort Memorial Hospital,” Phillips said. “Lives will be saved.” The State Health Plan requires that a hospital perform a minimum of 600 non-interventional procedures a year before it can apply to offer interventional procedures. BMH had been averaging 480 procedures each year. But with the addition of three interventional cardiologists to the medical staff this summer, the hospital should reach the required number of procedures within the year. “Our volume has almost doubled since August,” said Daniel Mock, Beaufort Memorial’s senior director of cardiovascular and imaging services. “By this time next year, we should be able to apply for a Certificate of Need to provide emergency interventions for heart attack patients.” Dr. Erasme Coly had been the sole cardiologist at BMH for the better part of 2010. He was joined this summer by Dr. Stuart Smalheiser of Lowcountry Medical Group and Drs. Thomas Schultz and David Harshman, who teamed up to start Beaufort Cardiology.

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Thank you to all the volunteers who keep Beaufort County clean Dear Editor, Among all of the many blessings that I am so grateful for this past year, I must put on my list the many groups, organizations and individuals who have worked to help keep Beaufort County beautiful. In spite of extremely hot, cold , windy or rainy weather, you all worked diligently and tirelessly. On behalf of the citizens of Beaufort County and the Beaufort County Solid Waste and Recycling team, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and to wish all of you a healthy New Year. These dedicated volunteer groups include: Adams Street Baptist Church; Al Whitley Photo; All Joy Buzzard Brigade; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; Air Traffic Control Marines; Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting; MCAS; Ancient Order of Hibernians; Ann Fripp Community; Ball Park Road Community; Ballenger Realty; Barnwell Resources; Battery Creek High School ROTC; Battery Point POA; The Beaufort Gazette;

Beaufort H.S. Interact Club; Beaufort Kayak Tours; Beaufort Rotary; Bethesda Christian Fellowship; Boles Academy; Burton Masonic Lodge #9; Boys & Girls Clubs; Bluffton Today; Bermuda Bluff Residents; Church of Jesus Christ LDS; Church of the Palms; Carolina Dreamers Car Club; Church of the Harvest; Coosaw Island Residents; Cub Scout Pack 212; Dataw Island Residents; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Faith Memorial Baptist Church; Frederick and Frederick; Friendship Holiness Church; Friends of Coffin Point, Friends of Hunting Island; Friends of the Rivers; Fripp Island POA; Girl Scout Troop 597, Grays Hill Community; Habersham Land Owners; Harbor Island POA, Hunting Island State Park; Lady’s Island Baptist Missionaries; Lands End Community; Limestone College Lowcountry Alumni; Lowcountry Rotary; Lord of Life Lutheran Church; Lowcountry Community Church; MALS 31 Stingers; Marine Corp League; Moss Creek; Mossy Oaks Elementary; Naval Hospital


Harriet was a mentor and a friend. Her words and actions have inspired me for a lifetime of “courage, passion to the right thing, charity, justice and quality,” as her son, Billy Keyserling, explained at her service.

continued from page 1 An accomplished and respected politician, Keyserling will also be remembered by many in Beaufort as a compassionate cheerleader to those less fortunate. She was a dear friend to many and all types and consistently argued for an improved welfare to those who were challenged. And for that, she will be memorialized as a hero. Her son, Mayor Billy Keyserling, spoke about his mom at the graveside service. He said, “though we bury the flesh,” his mother and father, the late Dr. Herbert Keyserling, “live on through what we do the rest of our lives and what we pass on to others.” “So what I ask of all of you is to let these little pieces of Harriet and

Herbert affect you in your everyday life,” he said. And that’s what I’m doing. Harriet was a mentor and friend. Her words and actions have inspired me for a lifetime to have “courage, passion to do the right thing, charity, justice and equality,” as her son explained to the hundreds of mourners in his remarks. Dr. Keyserling delivered my exhusband, Richard Pollitzer, almost 37 years ago. He brought the father of my children into this world. One Christmas, Richard gave me Harriet’s book and I gave him Herbert’s book, “Doctor K: A Personal Memoir.” We’re

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now raising two beautiful daughters to have the admirable qualities that Harriet and Herbert Keyserling passed on to Beaufort. So, Mayor Keyserling, your words ring true for this once-shy girl from Charleston. Your parents have directly affected my everyday life. I can only hope to as good as them. Harriet Keyserling, you will be dearly missed in this town that you loved. And, your words of advice will be taken sincerely by the many lives you touched, “Remember that the journey is as important as the destination.” Peace be with you.


continued from page 1 The air station at Cherry Point, N.C., is to receive eight operational squadrons, but those planes are expected to arrive later this decade. “This decision, where the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort receives the nation’s most advanced fighter, will ensure that MCAS Beaufort will be a viable and integral part of the Marine Corps and our national defense as far as the eye can see. Christmas came early this year,” said U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC. “This is wonderful news and I could not be more pleased with today’s announcement,” he said. “Beaufort has a long and storied history with the Marine Corps. With the decision today, Beaufort will continue to play an integral role in the future of the Corps.” Bringing five squadrons of F-35B Joint Strike Fighters to Beaufort County will inject more than $400 million in new base construction starting in coming months, said Carlotta Ungaro, president of the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce. Today’s decision also brings the potential for high-paying civilian jobs to help with the training centers, she said. “What an amazing way to celebrate the holidays!” Ungaro said. “A lot of people worked very hard, for a very long time, to make this happen. Our message rang loud and clear to Washington that we love the ‘Sound of Freedom’ and embrace our military.” With the down economy, Friday’s announcement brings new hope for a faster recovery, local leaders said. “I am encouraged by the Department of Defense’s desire to continue to invest in Beaufort County and MCAS Beaufort as outlined by its decision to base three operational and two training F-35B squadrons here,”

Beaufort County Council Chairman Weston Newton said. “We know how critical the base and our regional military presence is not only to our county’s economy but also to our national defense. “The Beaufort County Council will continue to do all that it can to support MCAS Beaufort and our military in its mission to protect our country, and we are proud that the county will be able to call itself home to the most technologically advanced fighter jet in the world.” Kim Statler, executive director for the Lowcountry Economic Network, said the new military aircraft and training centers will boost the Lowcountry’s growing reputation as an East Coast hub for aeronautics and aviation engineering. That reputation is growing, especially with Gulfstream’s recent announcement it was expanding its Savannah operations by 1,000 jobs, many of them in engineering. Boeing is building its Dreamliner plant near Charleston. “The F-35 training centers are a key element for us,” Statler said. “Thanks to MCAS, this region has a highly technical workforce made up of former military personnel.” The arrival of the F-35B will help attract new industry to the region while bolstering existing businesses that focus on technology, aeronautics and defense, she said. The jets are expected to arrive as early as 2014, replacing the F/A- 18 Hornets. Navy and Defense Department officials spent months reviewing public input and their own research from the draft Environmental Impact Statement. The “B” model of the Joint Strike Fighter is capable of short takeoffs and vertical landings. On June 22, an estimated 750 area residents shared their support and their questions about the Joint Strike Fighter at the Beaufort Holiday Inn. It was the largest turnout for any Environmental Impact Statement meeting in the country, defense officials said.

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Dr. Katherine Hefner is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and the Medical University of South Carolina Dental School. She and her husband Ashley, an architect, are also involved in Beaufort. They have two sons, Vann and Ford. Katherine most recently was co-chair of St. Helena's Church Tour of Homes.

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I would like to thank the many friends and neighbors of Royal Pines who contributed to the Gift and Gourmet shop at the 22nd annual Festival of Trees. All proceeds from the Festival benefit the Friends of Caroline Hospice. Our residents volunteered their time working at the festival, sent monetary donations and contributed homemade peanut butter fudge, breads and cakes. For the second year, some Royal Pines residents contributed to the “Adopt a Family” through the Franciscan Center. This project was again spearheaded by Maryanne Bender who, with the help of friends, shopped for a family of seven — buying gifts and providing the funds for the family to purchase their Christmas dinner. Eighteen neighbors and friends: Marisa Sherard, Nancy Steeves, Cathy Wilson, Carol Nocilla, Marianne Hamilton, Carol Clark, Peggy Chandler, Kathy Adams, Sherrie Suback, Marie Colucci, Mary Ann Cieplowski, Maura Baglione, Maritza Schmidt, Amy Stoeffler, Annette Rauenhorst, Carol Wenzel, Pat Davidyock

all gathered at Maryanne’s home to wrap the gifts and to enjoy a wonderful brunch. There are many families who are in the Adopt a Family program and if you would like to help, please contact the Franciscan Center at 838-3924 The Royal Readers enjoyed a great Christmas luncheon at Sweetgrass at Dataw Island Marina. The tables were simply and tastefully decorated and the food was delicious. The group had a long and leisurely lunch while enjoying each others company. The book club selection for January is “The Good Earth” by Pearl S. Buck. The Royal Pines Garden Club met at the home of Pat Lauzon on December 11 for their Christmas luncheon. Pat roasted a turkey

and members contributed their special side dishes which made for a fabulous lunch. Also on December 11, garden club members met at the Beaufort National Cemetery to place wreaths on the headstones of our military and families. A donation is made for each wreath and then placed by their loved ones and other volunteers. Wreathes across America began in Maine when a maker donated many of his Christmas wreath’s to be placed in a national cemetery there, The program has now grown and reaches every National Cemetery across the country. If you have information, stories, club news to share, I can be contacted at buddysoma@

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News Artist brings Glorious Mornings In his studio in Yemassee, James Denmark uses brightly hand colored papers and found materials to create compositions that go beyond the superficial and transitory. He focuses instead on what is eternal and universal. Denmark’s work is consistently and eagerly sought Denmark after by galleries and collectors worldwide: most notably New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. “Trust and faith creates confidence, which allows me to move forward with my work,” said Denmark. “I leave everything to the spirits. I step back every so often to peek at found collage materials, and to ponder new possibilities. I am a party to improvisation, found materials, and the impact of color.” Born in 1935, Denmark was exposed to color and form at an early age by his artistic family. After attending Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, Fla., he moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., and began a career as an art teacher and

earned his Master of Fine Art Degree at the prestigious Pratt Institute of Fine Art. Denmark met and was nurtured by an immensely talented community of artists, including abstract expressionists as Jackson Pollack and William DeKooning. Denmark has developed his own unique and easily identifiable style, which can be enjoyed by the public at ARTworks Tuesday through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday afternoons. For more about the artist, visit


What: A new exhibit, “Glorious Mornings: James Denmark” will be on display in the gallery ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center. When: Experience the renowned artist and collagist at an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 7. The show runs through the closing reception on Friday, Feb. 5.

TAKE A MUSICAL TOUR THROUGH CITY’S HISTORY Internationally known performer Marlena Smalls will lead Beaufort’s Tricentennial Founders’ Night kickoff Friday, Dec. 31 with “a musical tour through the history of Beaufort” in the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. The free event runs from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and culminates with fireworks to set the stage for a yearlong celebration of Beaufort’s 300th birthday. Beaufort was founded in 1711 by the English, although its beginnings date back to 1514. At Founders’ Night, event producer Marlena Smalls will share her inspiring vocals with the help of the Hallelujah Singers. They’ll be joined by musician Charlie Frost, the Carteret Street United Methodist Church choir, Tabernacle Baptist choir, the five-piece band Simply Grand, vocalists and local actors Margaret and Jeff Evans. “We have a wonderful program planned that will include spirituals. We’ll do Old Man River to show off the beauty of the Beaufort River and we’re going to do a piece of the opera Porgy and Bess,” Smalls said. “We are going to cover 300 years of Beaufort history to include the wars, Emancipation, development of the Waterfront Park, all of it.”

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News Online literary magazine among top 50 Short Story America has been ranked among the Top 50 Online Literary Magazines in the world by “Writer’s Digest� in their November/December issue. The online magazine, which publishes new and classic short stories and has thousands of readers in more than 50 countries and all 50 states, is based in Beaufort and was founded by Tim Johnston. Johnston is a short-story writer and career teacher of literature and creative writing. The website features stories by great authors from the United States and abroad. “I’m thrilled that a magazine of the stature of ‘Writer’s Digest’ has recognized Short Story America as a quality publication for readers and writers of short fiction. Johnston The resurgence of short stories will hopefully get its biggest boost through the Internet as well as via audio versions of stories. Soon we begin producing audio of our stories for download by readers, and I’m happy to report that these audio productions will be made right here in Beaufort.� Visit and discover some great reads.


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Pep talk: First-year head coach Lillian Aldred rallies her players late in the fourth period. Coach Aldred is herself a Beaufort High grad. The Lady Eagles led the game against the Burke High School Bulldogs, sometimes by a 20-point lead. The Bulldogs pulled within four points one time, but weren’t able to get any closer and never were able to take the lead. Beaufort won 51-45.

Score: Sophomore Tyrone Holmes goes up for two points in the boys 55-50 win.

Pass: Junior Mykalah Smalls takes a stolen Break: Senior Keith Alston moves the ball pass down the court for two points. down the field on a quick break.

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Sports Weightlifters compete in 2010 American Open On December 10-12, two lifters from Team Beaufort traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio, to compete at the 2010 American Open Weightlifting Championship. The lifters are brothers, Michael Mattis and James Washington. Michael has been on the team lifting for four years and James for three years.

Each brothers has won five individual age group national titles, with each setting three American records. James was selected Best Overall High School lifter in the nation in 2009. They are both 18 and usually compete in the junior division (ages 18-20). At the American Open, you have the

best of the best the United Sates has to offer, whatever the age. Lifters will come from across the U.S. to showcase their talents in the stringent competition with the hope of lifting in the Olympics. The qualifying totals for the American Open are extremely high and the fact that these two young men made the

BA BOYS VARSITY DOMINATES FOES The Beaufort Academy Varsity Boys Basketball improved this season with a 61-31 victory over SCISA Region I foe Cathedral Academy on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Patrick Walker nailed two 3-pointers in the first quarter as the Eagles opened up a 14-3 lead. After the Generals closed the gap to within 7 late in the first quarter, Finn Koppernaes and Connor Akers came off the bench to score 6 points each during a 24-6 run to close the first half. The second half saw the Eagles put the game away with a 13-2 third quarter. Bennett Fultz led all scorers with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Preston Suber added 12 points and 4 assists to go along with 4 steals. The team played Patrick Henry Academy on Dec. 9, Charleston Collegiate on Dec. 10, and Cathedral Academy again on Dec. 14. This week they face Andrew Jackson and Bluffton High.

qualifying total and are competing is an amazing accomplishment. According to the official results from the competition website, Michael came in fifth overall in his weight class, while James came in ninth overall in his weight class. A super performance by both brothers.

Boys take second in state finals


From left to right, Front row: Garrett Jepson, Max Kase, Daniel Richards, Riley Kase, Christian Londono. Back row: Herbert Gray, Merritt Patterson, Joe Stowe, Ben Trask, Luke Londono. Not pictured: Coaches Rafeal Londono, Pat Kase and Teresa Jepson.


he Beaufort PALS Boys U10 All-Star Soccer Team competed in the National League State Tournament last Saturday, Dec. 4, in Rock Hill. The team beat Abbeville 130 in the semi-finals and advanced to the championship game. Beaufort lost to Clover 2-1 and took second place in the state. The game against Abbeville was a total team effort with most of the players scoring at least once in the win. Ben Trask scored Beaufort’s only goal in the championship game on a corner kick from Herbert Gray. The team displayed great sportsmanship and represented Beaufort well.


Front row, left to right: Kayla Ferguson, Alexia Neal, Danielle Scott, Coach Liz Hauff. Second row: Bre’zhee Jackson, ChRhonda Neal, Brinasia Holmes, Jaellene Carson, Maddy Summerill, Amber Clatterbuck, Ashley Tillery, Kate Samuel, Hannah Straut, and Mary Rice. Third row: Danielle Camel, Diamond Blackman, Amber Gant, Bailey Layne, Nicole Fulton, Jamie Whalen, Sara Rice, Amber Moloney, and Aujena Mungin. Back Row: Coach Roger Wilson, Coach Matt Straut. Not in Picture: Sara Anderson, Akina Andrews, Monique Bing, Margie Craven, Tina Kwok, Marissa Lee, Vanessa Scott, and Ashleigh Washington.

The Beaufort Volleyball Club recently hosted their annual Christmas party at the Community Center by the Rod & Gun Club on Parris Island. The club will have an Alumni Game on Sunday, Dec. 19, at Mink Point Gym from 2-5 p.m. Please contact Coach Liz Hauff for more information at

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Thank you, Beaufort County! With your support, our voices were heard loud and clear in Washington: We want the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort! In coming weeks, construction contracts will be advertised for the first round of what is expected to be $400+million in work at the Air Station to support the new jets. We welcome the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter. We welcome the high-tech support jobs. We welcome the years of construction work that will directly benefit our local economy.

We thank the local and regional organizations for their Resolutions of Support for the F-35B in Beaufort: Beaufort County City of Beaufort Town of Port Royal Town of Hilton Head Island Town of Bluffton Town of Yemassee Jasper County Hampton County Colleton County Hilton Head –Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Main Street Beaufort USA SC Chamber of Commerce SC Realtors Association

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What do you want for Christmas? By Katie Kindwall and Madeline Griffith


rom the first days of November until December 25, ears are numbed by young children informing Santa Claus and parents of what they want for Christmas. At many local elementary schools, Kindergartners through 6th graders voiced their wishes in hopes of their dreams coming true on Christmas morning. Throughout the years the demands for certain toys, technologies, and clothing change. Unfortunately for parents, this year’s demands seem to be expensive. Some lucky parents will have only to get simple sweaters, while others will try to meet the requests of iPhones, PS3’s and mini laptops. Regardless of the gift, the holidays are bound to bring smiles to many faces when that special present is unwrapped.

Grecony Daise Beaufort Elementary: 3rd grade

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Kyle Flagg Beaufort Elementary: 3rd grade

“I really want an XBox Kinect.”

Aydreyah Laurie Beaufort Elementary: 3rd grade “I’m getting a Celtics basketball jersey, I want #9 Rajon Rondo.”

Jeremiah Wright Beaufort Elementary: 3rd grade

Tamijai Wing Beaufort Elementary: 3rd grade

“I’m getting an iPod touch and a Nintendo DXL.”

Mason Hudson Riverview K4 “I wish for a Nintendo DS, wii, and a trampoline, and a racecar.”

Emmett O’Brien Riverview 1st

Mariah Midyette Riverview 2nd

Macy Mullen Riverview 3rd

Mitchell Dixon Riverview 4th

Jeremy Smalls Riverview 5th

“I want a phone and a PS3.”

“I want an iPhone!”

“I’m want an iPod, iPhone, and a PlayStation.”

“No. 1, maybe an iPod touch,

if my mom let’s me.”

“I want an American girl doll and my own ‘Elf on a Shelf.’”

“I wish for a video camera and an iPod touch.”

Trissy Long Riverview 6th

Jamon Graham Mossy Oaks 5th

Charlotte Perry Mossy Oaks 4th

“I want a Mario Cart video game.”

“I want an iPod touch and Wii Mario Cart.”

“I want a Signature Golden Retriever Webkins.”

“A Razor Drifter.”

”A mini laptop.”

Selvin Diaz Mossy Oaks 5th “A new bike to give to my sister because someone stole hers.”

Tamesha Wallace Mossy Oaks 5th

Christopher Hughes Mossy Oaks 4th

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“A guitar.”

“A new bike and Wii Resort.”

“A DS Lite and Mario Cart and Sonic games.”

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“Lightning McQueen Game.”

“The Black Spiderman Game.”


“Army soldiers and airplanes.”

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School News TCL recognized as one of fastest growing two-year colleges The Technical College of the Lowcountry has been recognized as one of the nation’s fastest growing community colleges. “Community College Week” recently published its annual rankings of the fastest growing public two-year colleges in the country, and TCL was named the 29th fastest growing college among colleges with enrollments of 2,500 to 4,999.

This ranking highlights TCL’s 22 percent growth rate between the fall 2008 and fall 2009 semesters. The study was based on U.S. Department of Education data. In addition, TCL is South Carolina’s fastest growing technical college with a 51.9 percent growth rate from fall 2005 to fall 2009. Fall 2010 enrollment at TCL was also record-breaking, with

an approximate increase of 9 percent compared to the year before. “Our growth is due to a variety factors. The recession has played a role as students seek affordable alternatives. Students are taking advantage of the many financial aid options available,” TCL President Dr. Tom Leitzel said. “Students are looking for quality programs of study that lead to better

jobs. More and more individuals are seeing TCL as the answer to their educational and workforce needs.” TCL offers degree, diploma and certificate programs in industrial technologies, business technologies, arts and sciences and health sciences. TCL is now enrolling for the spring 2011 semester. For more information, call 843.525.8211 or visit

Local teen goes to state pageant Third and fourth grade classes in the courtroom.

BA holds Government Day Beaufort Academy third and fourth graders recently participated in Government Day. The students spent their day at the Beaufort County Courthouse where they toured the family court, learned about the judicial system, held a mock trial and met with many officials including Judge Marvin Dukes, Master In Equity, and Judge Carmen Tevis Mullen, chief administrative judge.

The tour was organized with the help of Beaufort Academy students Lilly Westergaard and Lawton Harper, who are interning at the courthouse. The students held a mock trial in courtroom 3 and assumed all the roles from judge, jury, attorneys, plaintiffs, defendant, court messenger, clerk and court reporter. After the trial, the students visited Beaufort City Hall.

Maria Cooler, freshman at Beaufort High School, was a contestant in the 2011 Miss South Carolina Teen USA Pageant held in North Charleston on Nov. 19-20. Maria was among 36 contestants in the pageant and was the only contestant representing Beaufort County. Maria wore two dresses from Mangos on Fripp Island. Even though she did not make the final cut, Maria still received $1,000 per year academic scholarship to High Point University, High Point, N.C.; several gift bags; and other prizes. Maria would like to thank her best friends Natalie Alvarez and Chloe Brummer for coming to support her along with the Alvarez family. She would also like to thank her Grandma for all her support as well as Susan Cavendish for helping to pick out her evening gown from Frill and Fancies in Statesboro, Ga. Maria looks forward to getting more sponsors next year and going back to compete.

Maria Cooler was a contestant at the 2011 Miss South Carolina Teen USA Pageant.

The Valentine Ball Showcasing silent auction items for the fundraiser on February 12, 2011 ART: Drift wood mirror created from “found” materials at Hunting Island created and donated by local artist Weezie Alcott. SERVICE: Gift certificate to make your home sparkle donated by Merry Maid of Beaufort. PARTY: Gather your friends at a beautiful home on the Beaufort River for a cocktail party the night of the “Christmas Boat Parade” donated by The Kilgore’s. FASHION: Knitted mink scarf donated by Rapport of Charleston. SPORTS: Greenswamp — turkey hunting at its finest. Hunt on 7,000 privately owned acres on the Savanah River near Tillman, SC. Donated by Mr and Mrs John Marvin Murdaugh.

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Celebrating the holidays and the arts A Lowcountry Christmas Beaufort Gala A beautiful fundraiser was held at The Beaufort Inn this past weekend for the Boys & Girls Club of the Lowcountry. The hard-working event committee of the successful gala was Marcia Rohrbaugh, Sarah Brock, Babs and Jim Gourd, Bethany Boles Hewitt, Jill Weaver, Debbie Szpanka, Liz Vallino, Jan Gourley, Patra Culpepper. Thanks to you and all the people who attended and bid on the many wonderful auction items as the money will benefit more than 8,000 kids a year who use the many services that the club provides. Here are some pics from the event.

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John Wind visits Beaufort Renowned jewelry designer John Wind brought his latest collection to Modern Jewelers (807 Bay St.) this past weekend and greeted many of his fans who snapped up his beautiful vintage inspired pieces. John, who is nearly 6 feet 7 inches tall, joked that he was the tallest jewelry designer in the world. Originally from Philadelphia, John went to London’s famous Slade school of art where he first started selling his designs. After being chosen designer of the month by “The London Times” and featured in “Vogue,” he was picked up by Bloomingdales in America. John was impressed at how friendly and welcoming people are in Beaufort and he will take fond memories of his visit here as he heads off to Paris where he sources many of the items he uses in his designs.

Trey Ambrose snapped a photo of a film crew on Bay Street shooting a commercial for the Encore Movie Channel which is featuring “The Big Chill” and Walterboro’s “Radio” next month. One of the show’s host was imitating the famous jogging scene from “The Big Chill.” In other news, I just heard that The Extreme Home Makeover team is coming to Beaufort in January to film a makeover project. I’ll keep you posted as I find out more.

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The laid-back atmosphere at the new The Sandbar & Grill is evident in their motto: ‘Cause Life’s a Beach. The friendly staff and surfer décor enhance the relaxed vibe, and the carefully and skillfully prepared dishes will have hungry diners craving more. The extensive menu contains everything from appetizers, salads, soups, sandwiches, burgers, wings and dessert. The Lunch Bunch’s strategy was simple: Order as much as possible and share it. We started with three awesome appetizers — fried green beans; lightly battered country fried dill pickles; and Sonic Boom shrimp that come grilled with special Sonic Boom sauce. It was agreed the shrimp were a must-have. The Southern Slider Sampler came with one hamburger slider, one barbecue and one shrimp burger slider (which April and Elizabeth raved about), as well as a generous helping of sweet potato fries. I inhaled an excellent veggie quesadilla loaded with a blend of cheeses, sautéed onions and peppers, mushrooms and fire-roasted tomatoes. We all enjoyed the Chinese Chicken Salad — crispy rice noodles topped with

shredded lettuce, grilled chicken, snow peas, green onions, slivered almonds and a tangy teriyaki dressing — and Kim declared it a must-try surprise. Barry, the ad director, tackled the enormous Lockness Monster: A burger in the middle with two grilled cheese sandwiches as the bun. He did his best to conquer it, but even Barry — who never needs a to-go box — could only finish half. Co-owner Patty Hilton makes the sourdough bread for the Lockness Monster, and said it’s a fun sandwich to create because it’s so massive. Hilton is a Beaufort native whose family owned the Old Village Inn, which was beloved by many locals. Some popular items from that establishment have been revived on the new menu.

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walk with them. Because BreedX is cool, was in a movie, is unique and exotic, is free or cheap: One of the worst reasons to get a dog is because of their physical appearance or popularity due to a movie or TV show. Often, these venues feature exotic, rare or unique breeds that are, in the overwhelming majority of pet situations, unsuitable as companions. This visibility may also draw out those “breeders” whose primary motivation is profit versus health, temperament, structural soundness and the welfare of their dogs. Also, remember to incorporate the same thoughtful consideration on whether or not to get a dog, and which breed or mix, when your friend, coworker or relative offers you one of Fluffy’s puppies. Dogs are never really free and, in reality, require significant financial, physical, time, and environmental resources. None of these are sound selection factors for getting a dog and selecting a particular breed or mix. If it is difficult for you to find information on a particular breed, or a breeder of the breed, it follows that you will most likely also have difficulty finding local support services that are familiar with the training, health care, and maintenance needs of that breed.

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FREE PUPPY CUT with purchase of bath and nails FREE EAR CLEANING, TEETH SCRUB, AND SANITARY CLEANING with purchase ofa full groom $10 SPA UPGRADE (including facial scrub, sea salt soak, and body massage bath) FREE DAY CARE with purchase of a full groom Don't forget to take advantage of Beaufort Dog's day care and boarding during the holidays. Call 843-812-5394 for more information.

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Ballenger Realty at 613A Carteret Street (on the corner of Carteret and Prince) is a drop off place for Toys for Tots. Please help a needy family this holiday season by dropping off a new unwrapped toy between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Master Gardener class registration open now

The Master Gardener Program Beaufort Class will be held at the Clemson Extension Office on Mondays, beginning January 10 – April 11, 2011 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. Register online as follows: Northern Beaufort County The fee is $300, payable by check or credit card. Contact Laura Lee Rose at (843)255-6060 Ext. 117 for more information.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Amy Kaylor at 843-525-8524 or amy@

Autism foundation to hold inaugural art sale and Christmas party The Lowcountry Autism Foundation Inc. will be holding its inaugural “Naked” Art Sale and Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 18, from 6-10 p.m. at the Cat Island Grill and Pub on Cat Island. Complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvres, and seasonal desserts will be served. Casual holiday attire, and the event is open to the public. Tickets are $20 per person and are available at the door. For more information, call 843-524-5234. Special thanks to the Beaufort Art Association.

Auditions announced Port Royal coffeehouse for ‘The Dining Room’ to host business event Auditions for “The Dining Room” by Old Towne Coffeehaus is hosting the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce Visitor & Convention Bureau’s Coffee with Colleagues on Friday, Dec. 17, from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. at 914 Paris Ave., Port Royal. Coffee with Colleagues is a great networking opportunity to meet local professionals.

A.R. Gurney are January 26 - 27, 2011 at 7 p.m. at ARTWorks in Beaufort Town Center (next to Kmart & BiLo on Boundary Street). Produced by Misspent Youth Productions and directed by Gail Westerfield, production dates are March 23- April 3. For more information, contact and visit

Port Royal police dept.

Plaza Stadium Theater offering advertising Fri. 12/17 - Tuesday 12/22

Chronicles of Narnia “PG” Showing Daily 12:05-2:15-4:30-7:10-9:15 Tangled “PG” Showing Daily 12:00-2:00-4:00-7:00-9:00 Tron Legacy “PG” Showing Daily 11:45-2:10-4:35-7:00-9:15 Unstoppable “PG13” Showing Daily 12:05-2:05-4:05-7:10-9:10 Yogi Bear 3D “PG” Showing Daily 12:00-2:00-4:00-7:00-9:00

Beaufort Writers to meet in January

Beaufort Writers meets every second and fourth Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Lady’s Island Airport Conference Room. The next meetings will be January 11 and 25.

space for calendar

The Port Royal Police Department is offering advertising space on its 2011 department calendar. Proceeds from the sale of the calendar directly benefit Beaufort County families throughout the holidays and beyond. For more information call (843) 986-2220 or email “This calendar is a means to providing a merrier holiday for those who need a little extra help,” organizer Mandy Kenninger said. “We have been helping families for over 20 years.” The police department, through the sale of the advertising space, was able to assist over 35 children and nine families in 2009 by providing food, clothing, toys and basic necessities. The assistance continues throughout the year if funds remain available. A variety of advertising opportunities are available. General donations to the Port Royal Children’s Holiday Program are also accepted.

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