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eaufort’s social event of the season, the annual Valentine Ball, was held at the Lyceum on Parris Island. The ball is the signature fundraiser of the Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation and has raised millions of dollars since 1990. At right are the hardworking head organizers of this year’s event: from left, George and Mary Lee Grove, Dr. Linda Hawes and her husband Beaufort Memorial Hospital President and CEO Rick Toomey. For more pictures, see pages 10-11.


Connie Hipp is featured in our bi-weekly Volunteer Spotlight. see page 4

Groups join global campaign to stop violence against women Today, Thursday, Feb. 14, CODA, Hope Haven, the University of South Carolina Beaufort and the Technical College of the Lowcountry will join with activists around the world for One Billion Rising, the largest day of action in the history of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. One Billion Rising began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than one billion women

and girls. On Thursday, February 14, 2013, V-Day’s 15th anniversary, Lowcountry residents will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and women and men across the world as they express their outrage, demand change, strike, dance, and rise in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end to violence against women. “When we started V-Day 14 years ago, we had the outrageous idea that we could end violence against women,” said V-Day founder Eve Ensler. “Now, we are both stunned and thrilled to see that this global


ARTworks Executive Director JW Rone. see page 8

action is truly escalating and gaining force, with union workers, parliament members, celebrities, and women of all backgrounds coming forward to join the campaign.” CODA (Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse), Hope Haven, and the Technical College of the Lowcountry will be holding a dance exhibition and community awareness event on February 14. Join them on the Beaufort campus, outside of Building 12, at 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. To sign up and learn more, visit www.


Savoring delicious food at Maryland Fried Chicken. see page 16 INDEX

other heart-warming events

Disabilities And Special Needs Fashion Show: Come out and see the men and women of Beaufort County Disabilities and Special Needs strut their stuff for a special Valentine’s Day Fashion Show. It will take place Saturday, Feb. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Disabilities and Special Needs, 100 Clear Water Way in Port Royal. There will be five categories for the show: Casual, Sportswear, Business Attire, Sunday Best, and Formal wear. This is a great opportunity for family, friends and neighbors to see a great show.

A Low Country Parlor Jazz Valentine’s Event: The owners of CreateWhole™ Wellness Service, will provide a venue for like-minded artists to fellowship, create and share their artistry. On Saturday, February 16, CreateWhole™ Wellness Services, presents singer/songwriter Jan Spencer in concert for a Valentine’s Celebration. Musicians, poets, singers and all performers are invited to share their artistry during the pre-concert reception with music, memories, food and fun. The event will take place at 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, at 974 Sam’s Point Road, Beaufort, SC, 29907. There’s a $25 donation.

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United Way campaign needs help to help families meet basic needs A working mother of three came to United Way of the Lowcountry’s offices seeking emergency assistance to pay her electricity bill. If the bill went unpaid, she risked eviction from her subsidized housing. Thanks to campaign donations, special contributions and assistance from the Department of Social Services, United Way of the Lowcountry helped this family stay in their home and figure out how to avoid this crisis again. “We help people like this every single day,” said Peter Post, chairman of the board for United Way of the Lowcountry. “United Way provides so much support through our community campaign. Every dollar donated helps make this a better, stronger community, one family at a time. “This particular woman had a job, she had three children, and she is determined to work hard to make

it. She just fell behind on her electricity payment and that caused problems with her housing,” he said. “That’s where United Way of the Lowcountry has always stood out, advancing the common good and helping people be stronger.” The United Way of the Lowcountry Board of Directors announced gifts and pledges have been received totaling $2,244,665 or 80.2 percent of the organization’s 2012 goal of $2.8 million. As the campaign enters its final weeks, United Way leaders urge anyone with a pledge card on their desk or their “To Do” basket to please return it as soon as possible. For more information or to make a donation, call 982-3040 or visit Mike Petrilli, Hilton Head Island campaign chair, said United Way’s work helps build a stronger BeaufortJasper community. “They say a rising tide floats all boats, and that’s how United Way of the Lowcountry works to advance the common good. By making life better for so many families in so many ways, we create a better, stronger, more dynamic Lowcountry,” he said. Please give and help United Way of the Lowcountry meet the needs of the community, and meet the $2.8 million goal! To learn more about United Way of the Lowcountry and its work to make our community a better place, call 843-982-3040 or visit A secure online payment system is available.

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CODA holds Race4Love 5K run/walk CODA — Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse — will hold the inaugural Race4Love 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, February 16, at 10 a.m. The course will traverse Cat Island’s scenic neighborhoods and Sanctuary Golf Course, located at 8 Waveland Avenue. Fees are $25 for the run and $20 for the walk and will increase to $30/$25 for race day registration. Group discounts are available by calling CODA. There will be three medals given in each age division, along with awards for the top two overall females and males. Race times will be recorded using chip timing. In light of this event being family/kid friendly, all

kids 10 and under will receive an award. Please visit race for more information and to register. Proceeds from Race4Love will benefit CODA and local survivors of domestic violence. With the increase of domestic violence homicides seen across the state — South Carolina currently ranks second in the nation for the number of women murdered by men — the focus for Race4Love is prevention and education. The message is that love is not abuse and help is available through CODA. Local sponsors include Eugene A Rugala & Associates, LLC and Sea Island Animal Hospital.

CODA has been providing an array of services to victims of intimate partner abuse and their children in Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties for more than 25 years. In 2012 alone, CODA provided emergency shelter to 75 women and 93 children and outreach services such as counseling, case management, legal assistance, and transitional housing to nearly 500 survivors and their children. For more information on Race4Love, contact or call 843-770-1074 ext.221. Please visit to learn more about domestic violence.


On January 27, John and Carol Clark of Wade Hampton Drive were proud of their granddaughter, Chelsea Berner, a senior at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, who presented her Senior Voice Recital on campus at Roxy Grove Hall. Chelsea is a mezzo-soprano and sang several songs in German, Spanish, French and English. She was accompanied on piano by Mr. Stephen Morris. Fulfilling a class requirement, she is currently teaching music at a public school, as well as at a private school. She is also a long-time employee of Starbucks. Chelsea’s aspiration is to become a musical conductor. Carol had the pleasure of traveling to Texas to attend the recital and she said she


thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Maritza Schmidt of Rivers Court celebrated her birthday with friends at Olive Garden with an enjoyable luncheon. Maritza received many gifts for her birthday but I know her favorite was a video in which her grandson, Harrison, sings Happy Birthday to her — precious and priceless! Royal Pines birthdays for the month of March are: Kathy and Bill Adams of Wade Hampton Drive. The Beaufort Women’s Republican Club members attended a lovely tea at The Beaufort Inn and hosted by Rep. Shannon Erickson. From Royal Pines, Carol Clark, Mary Cieplowski, Maritza Schmidt and I attended the event to listen to Teddy Turner who is one of 16 Republican candidates for the first congressional district seat left vacant when Tim Scott was tapped to fill Jim DeMint’s senate seat. Teddy was an interesting, focused and enthusiastic speaker — to see or hear him and others

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on the slate, please check Technical College of the Lowcountry schedule. Primary elections will be held March 19. On February 22 and 23, Friends of Caroline Hospice will be host to Bands, Brews and BBQ, an event to benefit this great organization. Activities will take place on Paris Avenue in Port Royal. Beaufort American Legion Post 9, of which there are members from Royals Pines, is sponsoring the 15th Annual Invitational Pro-Am Golf Tournament on Monday, February 25 at The Legends at Parris Island Golf Course. This event is held to raise money for the annual USCB Baseball Scholarship awarded each year by Post 9. The tournament will consist of four person teams with one professional golfer as a fifth player. If you wish to enter the tournament or would like more information, please contact George Miller at 470-0928. If you have an item to share, please contact me at buddysoma@embarqmail. com.

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True words and hoop skirts Written by Kim Poovey,“Truer Words” is a novel about Emma Victoria Brown, a woman born in the Lowcountry during the Victorian era. Kim is a performer too, and is bringing her character to the stage at ARTworks this month: share in Emma’s childhood antics, love, sorrows, Civil War experiences, and ambitions. Poovey has reenacted many Victorian roles and she has the ladylike wardrobe to prove it. Here’s what she has to say about her storytelling journey: How did you get started in storytelling? Storytelling for me was serendipitous. I was living in N.C. and terribly homesick for the Lowcountry. The kids I worked with at a before/after school care program began asking about a trip my boss was taking to Charleston. After sharing the beauty of the area, I shared stories of Beaufort, specifically ghost stories. One thing led to another and before I knew it I was sharing “Great Expectations” in storytelling form with the group. Needless to say my storytelling progressed from there including participating as a ghost tour guide for the annual ghost tours of Beaufort to benefit CAPA to traveling

Catch more Oscar-nominated documentaries Just in time for the Oscar’s USCB Center for the Arts is showing the Oscar nominations for short films in the Documentary category. Join other film lovers on Sunday, February 17 at 4 p.m. for the following Oscar contenders: Kings Point: With Kings Point, director Sari Gilman tells the stories of five seniors living in a typical American retirement resort-men and women who came to Florida decades ago with their spouses by their sides and their health intact, and now find themselves grappling with love, loss and the universal desire for human connection. Mondays At Racine: Every third Monday of the month, in brassy Long Island, sisters Cynthia and Rachel open up their hair salon, Racine, and offer free beauty services for women undergoing chemotherapy. The sisters are determined to give women who are losing their hair,


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growing army of New Yorkers whose treasures are in the trash. Open Heart: Eight Rwandan children leave their families behind to embark on a life-or-death journey seeking high-risk heart surgery in Sudan. Their hearts ravaged by a treatable disease from childhood strep throat, the kids have only months to live. Open Heart reveals the intertwined endeavors of Dr. Emmanuel Rusingiza, Rwanda’s lone government cardiologist, as he fights to save the lives of his young patients, and Dr. Gino Strada, the Salam Center’s head surgeon who must convince Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir’s government to keep Africa’s only link to life-saving cardiac surgery free of charge for millions. Tickets are available at the door or in advance: Adult $7, Senior $6, Student $5. Box office 843-521-4145 or www.

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the Southeast performing as different characters like Jane Austen, Scarlett O’Hara, and the main character of my novel, Emma Victoria Brown. Who are your storytelling influences? My parents were a great influence on me as a storyteller. My mother read stories to us every night. She used different voices for each character leading me to believe it was the way everyone did it, so when the opportunity came for me to share stories with children I did the same. My father told Edgar Allen Poe stories at my slumber parties as entertainment. How many kids can say they not only were entertained with ghost stories at a slumber party but also

got a literature lesson at the same time? How do people react to your Victorian character? People have responded affectionately to Emma Victoria Brown and her family. I have traveled throughout the southeast for nearly eight years now sharing her life with audiences. I have watched them shed tears over Emma’s losses and laugh at her crazy antics. Many attendees have shared that some of Emma’s childhood stories took them back to their own childhoods when times were simpler and carefree. Others have shared that they felt as if they were actually there with Emma experiencing everything being described. Most people ask if Emma is real. My response is always the same. I suspect that somewhere in history Emma and her family existed but was anonymous to the world. God gives me all of my stories, perhaps it’s His way of memorializing this family. “Truer Words, a Novel & Event by Kim Poovey” is a performance on February 15 & 16 at 7:30 in the black box theater at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street., 843-3792787.

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Beware the real estate scammer By Will McCullough

While the modern real estate industry uses a wide range of “checks and balances” to protect individuals from fraud, the common utilization of digital marketing in today’s world has opened the door to creative scammers, con-men and all around scumbags. While I personally have seen only a few blatant attempts at real estate related “scams” over the years locally, those few could have been utterly catastrophic to the unsuspecting potential victims. I was motivated to choose this topic for today’s column because my most recent related experience took place just last week and, as this specific scumbag initiated a scam I’d never seen or heard of before, I felt it important to share. But, before I share the details, please allow me to reintroduce you to a few catchy sayings you may have heard before: 1. Believe but verify. 2. There’s a sucker born every minute. 3. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. 4. Don’t take any wooden nickels. 5. Ask no questions, hear no lies. All that being said, here’s what happened: I had a client who was looking for a rental property to reside in on Lady’s Island. Deena and I normally don’t handle rentals but wanted to help this person. Anyways, we were contacted by the client last week and they, apparently, had found the “perfect rental” on Lady’s Island via and

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asked if we could investigate it for them before they sent the owner their deposit. Upon a little standard research, we found the home offered for sale in our MLS by a reputable local agent but not offered for rent. We thought that was odd so we then located the rental listing our client had found posted on The contact number for the rental listing was a Chicago area code. This sent up a “red flag”, I know the listing agent personally and he’s not from Chicago. We then tried to contact the listing agent but were unable to reach him. As it’s not totally unheard of for a person to attempt to rent a property themselves while simultaneously listing it for sale via an agent, we went ahead and called the number on Trulia. I mean, come on, it’s Trulia right? And then it got weird ... When we called the number, an individual answered who allegedly spoke little English. They also had a really bad phone connection. There was enough clarity to eventually exchange email addresses and cell phone numbers for

texting. I realized later that, despite my best efforts, he apparently thought I was a potential renter and not an agent. Or he didn’t care. In hindsight, who knows? In any event, below please find an extremely condensed version of our two days of text/ email conversations: Me: I have a client interest in renting your home. I will contact your agent directly. Scumbag: I am renting myself due to bad experience with Realtor and tenant. Scumbag: Renting myself. You don’t have to contact agent anymore. Me: How can we gain access to view the home? Scumbag: Drive by tonight and look through windows. Me: How do we get the key to see inside? Scumbag: OK, sounds good. Send the $1000 deposit and I will send you keys. Me: My clients will not send a deposit until they have seen inside and have an executed lease. Scumbag: OK, understand we need to trust but other people want my house too. Scumbag: OK, my wife says we will take half deposit then send keys. Me: No, we will not send funds until we have viewed inside and verified ownership, etc. Scumbag: We are a God fearing family and treat others this way. Send half deposit and we send keys. The above communication examples

continued to repeat, varied slightly, in a frustrating circle, via email, text and garbled phone calls, for some time. I then finally received a response from the listing agent whom I’d contacted earlier. As it turned out, the property was not being offered for rent, only for sale. As a matter of fact, the owner had yet to even move out and was still living in the home. Here’s what happened in a nutshell. This individual found the legitimate “for sale” listing of the property in question online. He then created a bogus (and tantalizingly below market) “for rent” listing for the same property on utilizing the real “for sale” listing’s online pictures and details and was attempting to convince potential local renters to send a deposit to his Chicago mailing address after instructing them to simply drive by and “look through the windows”. He made this seem plausible and realistic by expressing his love of “Christian values” while simultaneously feigning a lack of mastery for the English language. It’s OK though. All was reported to the appropriate folks. What’s the moral of the story? Always remember to apply the appropriate “protect your fiscal backside” saying of your choice listed earlier before sending anyone money for any reason. As a bonus, we may have at least helped initiate a catchy new saying: Think twice before you post your home mailing address to someone you are trying to scam.

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art that works By Lanier Laney

As executive director of ARTworks — the Arts Council of Beaufort, Port Royal and the Sea Islands — JW Rone oversaw the building of its home in the Beaufort Town Center shopping center next to Omni and BiLo. The location has allowed the organization that has supported arts in Northern Beaufort County for more than 20 years to become a thriving community arts hub. But it wasn’t JW’s first successful art center to build. After graduating from college with a degree in theater and touring the world for more than 30 years, he became executive director of the Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, Morgan Arts Council where he renovated a 40,000-square-foot former apple cold storage building from the 1930s into an arts center. It helped Berkeley Springs get on the list of 100 best Art Towns in America. It’s also where he met his future wife, Jenny, who was also working on the Morgan Arts Council. Jenny was a big part in helping both Berkeley Springs and Beaufort’s community arts centers get started and grow. The couple found Beaufort because it was also listed as one of the 100 Best Art Cities in America. Says JW with a smile, “We decided to trade Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, for this 100 Best American Art Town.”

Although he says Jenny’s parents beat them to the area and moved to Port Royal in 2005, just before Jenny and JW arrived on the scene. ARTworks is a full service community arts center and JW manages all aspects of the 1,000-square-foot rotating gallery that includes nine artists studios as well as the 120-seat black box theater where they present theatrical productions, intimate concerts of folk and jazz as well as one person historical presentations and their signature Beaufort Intergalactic (BIG) Storytelling Festival. Storytelling troupes are part of JW’s “Building on our Past, Creating Our Future” program in which Beaufortonians are encouraged to tell their stories too, and not just four days a year at the BIG Story Fest. ARTworks is cultivating storytelling troupes based in schools, libraries and community venues. “Storytelling is an art form, an educational tool, the most powerful tool for effective communication,” JW says. “It’s a form of entertainment, a way to share history and culture. We are all storytellers.” But whether teaching sixth graders at Beaufort Middle School how to become good storytellers, producing Street Music on Paris Ave in Port Royal or emceeing the BIG Story Fest, JW



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sees arts education as the one common denominator in his work.. He said, “Arts education is the overreaching element in my work. Even with the free concerts on the street that I produce for the Town of Port Royal, I expose our audiences to lots of different genres of music — the arts education is not overt but inherent in the process.” Nashville native JW has seen up close how the arts can help enrich a community. Something as simple as a street performance can bring magic and wonder to a desolate area. Says JW, “I was trained as an artist in university and as a touring artist I spent over 40 years touring the world performing at festivals, community arts centers, schools, as well as in Europe.” In fact, he paid for his European trip with money earned from passers-by as he entertained with juggling, magic, fire eating and comedy (his first experience with “arts funding”). Today he has to apply for grants to fund his far reaching projects. But the basic fundamentals were learned on the street: Always be entertaining, not boring (or the audience literally walks away). And if the audience can’t come to you, go to them, thus his involvement

in the Port Royal street concert series and the forays into local schools. ARTworks is also an arts incubator and over the past four years they have had 30 clients — 10 of whom are operating their own stand-alone businesses in Beaufort. Of the other 20, only five are not currently working in the arts while the rest have moved on and are creating arts businesses all over the country from New York City to San Diego. Says JW, “This additional economic development work that we do is sometimes overlooked and I would like to bring it to peoples attention. The arts are important to attracting other businesses from other areas to come here. They are a quality of life issue and we are proud to be one of the driving forces for the arts in our community.” Does JW have any regrets in committing his life’s work and energy to Beaufort these past many years? JW says, “As a touring artist, I remembered the amount of support for the arts here and thought it would be a good place to live. Little did any of us know that the economy would fail the way it has and that the govenor would be trying to eliminate the State Arts Commission which was once one of the best funded in the entire Southeast.” What’s JW got in the works for the future at ARTworks? Says JW with a big grin, “I’m excited about our new Beaufort Intergalactic Storytelling Festival! I hope everyone will join us for all the fun April 11-14. We offer so many arts events it is hard to single out just one. Visit our website and get the details on all the events, classes and workshops we offer.” Check out their website at www. and get the straight scoop on all the exciting events ARTworks offers or call 843-379 2787.

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

The Fabulous Valentine Ball! By Lanier Laney


ig kudos to all the big-hearted hosts and hostesses of all the wonderful private dinner parties that seated more than 700 people. Everyone was raving about the fantastic food and lovely decor. A big “job well done” goes to Co-Chairmen Mary Lee and George Grove, Rick Toomey and Dr. Linda Hawes along with Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Alice Moss and Brenda Molony and their staff for so elegantly bringing to life Beaufort’s largest charity event of the year. The foundation is earmarking the proceeds from this Valentine Ball for Beaufort Memorial’s LifeFit Program. This comprehensive program focuses on health and wellness in our community offering a variety of disease management programs, community education, outreach services and fitness. The LifeFit Wellness Center is a full-service, medically supervised fitness and wellness center that, thanks to money raised at this event, is being significantly expanded as it relocates to the new facility now under construction across the street from the hospital. Big thanks to all the ticket buyers and volunteers for the ball for helping make Beaufort a healthier place to live. Here are some pics for you. Some photos courtesy of Paul Nurnberg.

George and Mary Lee Grove, Dr. Linda Hawes and her husband Rick Toomey

Aaron and Melissa Bliley with Vic Varner and Alice Moss


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We Sing of Love! A Benefit for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Friday, February 15 7:30pm The Baptist Church of Beaufort

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Volunteers at the 2013 Valentine Ball.

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The Beaufort Fund gives grants, builds bridges By Pamela Brownstein The atmosphere at The Shed in Port Royal was jovial and light-hearted last Friday, Feb. 8. as local organizations and nonprofits from Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties gathered at the reception for the 2013 Grant Recipients of Coastal Community Foundation’s The Beaufort Fund. Regional Vice President of The Beaufort Fund Edna Crews, former Beaufort County School District Superintendent, was the upbeat and gracious master of ceremonies as more than $550,000 was awarded to 59 deserving organizations. Chairman Fred Washington also addressed the crowd and discussed the process of reviewing extensive grant proposals, doing site visits and deciding how to allocate the money. The Beaufort Fund Grant Review Committee

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included Fred Washington, Jr., Audrey Bittner, Earl Bostick, Tracy Johnston, Alan Moses, Joanne Moses, Kathie Smith, Sharon Stewart, Charles Webb and

Marcia Wood. “These are different folks who come together for a common purpose,” Washington said, and he praised the committee’s efforts for working so well together for a worthy cause. In his closing remarks, President and CEO George Stevens talked about the role of The Beaufort Fund as helping to build bridges between nonprofits so groups can work as partners. Three lucky groups also walked away with an additional $500 each in door prizes: Hampton County First Steps, Jasper County First Steps and Colleton Habitat for Humanity. Special thanks to Program Officers Richard Hendry and Sydney Fowler, and also to Q on Bay for supplying the barbecue and food. For more information, contact Edna Crews at 843379-3400 or visit

2013 grant recipients three-year grantees • Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) • Citizens Opposed to Domestic Violence (CODA) • Collaborative Organization of Services for Youth (COSY) • Hope Haven of the Lowcountry • Ronald McDonald House Charities one-year grantees


• Arts Council of Beaufort County • Hampton Friends of the Arts • USCB Center for the Arts


• AMIkids • Antioch Educational Center • Beaufort County and Jasper County First Steps • Born to Read Beaufort Partnership • Boys & Girls Club of the Lowcountry • The Children’s Corner • Colleton County First Steps • Colleton County Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Program • Hampton County First Steps • Hampton County Literacy Council • Hampton County School District One • Junior Achievement Coastal South Carolina • Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry • St. John A.M.E. Church • South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Math Foundation • Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation • Thumbs Up • YMCA of Beaufort County


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• Lowcountry Open Land Trust • Nemours Wildlife Foundation


• ACCESS Network • Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort • Beaufort Women’s Center • Bluffton-Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine • Friends of Caroline Hospice • Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic • Little Red Dog Foundation • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) • Sheldon Township Community Support Partnership • Volunteers in Medicine Clinic

human needs

• American Red Cross, Carolina Lowcountry • Catholic Charities Support Services’ “Our Lady’s Pantry” • Circle of Hope Ministries, Inc. • Colleton Habitat for Humanity • Family Promise of Beaufort County • HELP of Beaufort • Lowcountry Food Bank • LowCountry Habitat for Humanity • Lowcountry Legal Volunteers • Meal on Wheels of Bluffton/Hilton Head • Second Helpings • Senior Services of Beaufort County • Under One Roof • United Way of Bamberg, Colleton and Hampton Counties

community development

• Agape Family Life Center • Alexander Community Development Center • Franciscan Center • Neighborhood Outreach Connection • The Colleton Center

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Chris Protz (Boys & Girls Club of the Lowcountry) and Jean Heyduck (Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry)

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

Three superintendent finalists announced The Beaufort County Board of Education announced three finalists last week for the position of district superintendent and also adjusted the timing of interactive public forums to accommodate the candidate’s schedules. The three finalists are: • Gloria J. Davis, superintendent of the 9,100-student Decatur Public Schools in Decatur, Ill. • Kathryn LeRoy, director of high school programs for the 125,000-student Duval County Public Schools in Jacksonville, Fla. • Jeffrey Moss, superintendent of the 9,850-student Lee County Schools in Sanford, N.C. The finalists were selected from a pool of seven candidates interviewed by the board. Each finalist will visit Beaufort County for a second interview with the Board, a meeting with district employees and a public forum that will be televised live on the Beaufort County Channel. The schedule is: • Wednesday, Feb. 13, 7-8 p.m. – Finalist Jeffrey Moss, district office at

2900 Mink Point Blvd. in Beaufort. • Thursday, Feb. 14, 7-8 p.m.: Finalist Kathryn LeRoy, district office at 2900 Mink Point Blvd. in Beaufort. • Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7:30-8:30 p.m.: Finalist Gloria J. Davis, Bluffton Library, 120 Palmetto Way in Bluffton. At each forum, that night’s featured candidate will make a brief opening statement and then answer questions from audience members. Questions will alternate between live audience members and television viewers who submit their queries via e-mail. The live broadcasts can be viewed on Hargray (Channel 113 for digital TVs and Channel 9 for analog TVs); Time Warner Cable (Channel 63); and Comcast (Channel 2). In addition, the forums will be live-streamed on the County Channel’s website. The school district’s former superintendent, Valerie Truesdale, retired in October. The board’s goal is to have a new superintendent under contract by the first week in March, said school board Chairman Bill Evans.

school notes coosa elementary • The Kicking it For Coosa Kickball Tournament will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Coosa Point Clubhouse at 4 p.m. This adults only tournament will raise funds for an outside class/activity pavilion. There will be an awards party after the tournament at the Coosa Point Crab Shack. • Motorists driving near Coosa Elementary and Broad River Elementary Schools will see new flashing school zones. The lights were just recently programmed to alert motorists the speed limit changes from 45 mph to 30 mph during certain times when children are being dropped off or picked up from school. riverview charter • Friday, Feb. 15 and Monday, Feb. 18: No School for Staff Development Days. ST peter’s catholic school • Friday, Feb. 15 and Monday, Feb. 18: No School, President’s Day • Thursday, Feb. 21: Science Fair • Thursday, Feb. 21: PTO meeting, 7 p.m. • Wednesday, Feb. 27: Chick-fil-a spirit night 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

St. Peter’s Catholic School students recently distinguished themselves at the South Carolina Independent School Association Literary Meet. Competing against 35 schools from across the state, St. Peter’s was the only elementary school to earn first place trophies in three events. technical college of the lowcountry The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host a free financial aid workshop for college-bound students Saturday, February 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the MacLean Hall Student Center at the Beaufort Campus on 921 Ribaut Road.

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The grander scheme of things: Part II Moment of Wellness with Danette Vernon

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In my last tribute to the ideal of transformation, I encouraged everyone to consider what would constitute their “perfect day,” but within the context of two questions: What do you want to get out of life, and what do you have to offer the world that no one else does? The framework pretty much forced the details of the perfect day beyond warm sand, a cool drink and an attentive lover. It would be easy to avoid the exercise altogether, if you think that you’re not the sort of person who gets involved, or that you’re not cut out for a bigger part in the grander scheme of things then you already have — you’re no Joan of Arc. But you don’t have to be. Erwin McManus, who pastors a contemporary church in California, tells

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living room at the time. In addition, he found himself dreaming of that pastoral moment wherein he gave his finest sermon. Then one rainy afternoon while driving with his pregnant wife, they passed a homeless man whose cart of belongings had tipped over into a gutter flooding with rainwater. His wife shouted, “Stop!” She suggested with a pleading look that “they” get out and help the poor man. Erwin knew she means that “he” should get out and help the bum in the rain. The rain slowed to dirty drizzle and in a state of disgust Erwin grimly helped the man pick up what Erwin describes as trash, and wet trash, at that. He tried to talk to the old man about Jesus, but his efforts were sullenly brushed aside.

When he got back in the car, he saw his wife was crying. His first thought was that his wife was going to accuse of him of not doing the deed with a “good attitude.” Instead she said, “That was the greatest sermon you ever preached.” He had hoped that inspired moment would add up to more, and it had. His random act of service on a rainy day became a story he would tell before thousands years later, because it was a pivotal juncture, among many, wherein he found his footing as a man with a finely tuned sense of humor and humility. But what if you don’t want to wait for a pivotal moment “to happen” to you? To paraphrase common wisdom, what if you want to create the change you want to see in the world, within yourself, now? More to come ...

What more could a woman want for Valentine’s Day? By Pamela Brownstein

I always saw myself as a hopeless romantic. Like many women, I adore books about relationships and movies about romance — “Sense and Sensibility” and “Love Actually” are among my favorite movies (much to my husband’s chagrin). I used to fantasize about a Valentine’s Day filled with the typical sentiments of love: giant bouquets of roses, gourmet chocolates, a fancy night on the town.

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food the home chef ... on chocolate mousse By Harlene Deane

Nothing says love like deep, rich, yummy chocolate. End your “I Love You” dinner with this fabulous chocolate mousse. Oh, and pass the champagne!

chocolate mousse: makes 8 servings Ingredients • 1 1/2 pounds semisweet chocolate chips • 1/2 cup prepared espresso coffee* • 1/4 cup Grande Marnier • 4 egg yolks • 2 cups heavy cream, chilled • 1/4 cup granulated sugar • 8 egg whites • pinch of salt • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract • fresh strawberries (optional garnish) • chocolate shavings (optional) DIRECTIONS Melt chocolate chips in a heavy saucepan over very low heat, stirring; add espresso coffee, then stir in Grand Marnier. Let cool to room temperature. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition. Whip 1 cup of the cream until

thickened, then gradually beat in sugar, beating until stiff. Beat egg whiles with salt until stiff. Gently fold egg whites into cream. Stir about 1/3 of cream and egg mixture thoroughly into chocolate mixture. Then scrape remaining egg and cream mixture over lightened chocolate base and fold together gently. Pour into 8 individual dessert cups. Refrigerate for 2 hours, or until set. When time to serve, whip remaining cup of cream until thickened, add vanilla and whip to soft peaks. Top each serving of mousse with portion of cream and garnish with a fresh strawberry and a shaving of chocolate. *Just go get an espresso to go from your favorite coffee shop! Happy Valentine’s Day!!

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Marge and I met on a blind date in Roanoke, Virginia. She was a secretary for the city, and I was a sophomore at VA Tech, a military college then. We got engaged at the ring dance in the Spring of 1952 and were married on June 5, 1953. That weekend I graduated from college, and became a Second Lieutenant in the US Army. We had no car. Margie’s cousin very graciously offered his new Buick to us on our wedding day. That morning my best man and I drove his new car downtown to pick up the wedding ring at the jewelers. When we reached the jewelers, I asked my best man to circle the block while I went in. He stayed away for a long time and finally came walk up the sidewalk. He told me he wrecked the car and it had to be towed. Not the best start to our wedding day! We had no money for a honeymoon.. However, after five months training at Fort Bliss, Texas, I was assigned to the Fifth Infantry Division just outside Munich. That year and a half in Germany honeymoon. Resident, Mr. was Artour Foulger and The first of our five sons was born in the 2nd Army Field Hospital. Ms. Christine Brown’s 3 ½ year

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After watching a recent episode of “Top Chef ” (one of my favorite reality shows) where the contestants had to make fried chicken, I had a hankering for the crispy, juicy Southern staple that could only be quelled by a trip to Maryland Fried Chicken, one of Beaufort’s favorite joints for fried food of all kinds. Lucky for me, the restaurant is located down the street from my house, and the rest of the Lunch Bunch was enthusiastically on board to eat here. I ordered the Individual Dinner that included three pieces of fried chicken and, apparently felt carb-y in choosing my two sides of mashed potatoes and potato salad, and two rolls. That first Clockwise from top: Mini-pack with two pieces chicken, green beans and tri-taters; bite into a fried chicken leg was exactly Chicken strips meal with fries; Seafood platter; Gizzard and liver dinner; Individual what I hoped it would be — warm, dinner with three pieces of chicken, potato salad and mashed potatoes. crunchy and absolutely delicious. Elizabeth tried the classic Mini-Pack and crab nuggets, while Skyler ate every can see why people like them. Our meal was made complete with that comes with two pieces of fried bite of his chicken strip meal with fries. Nikki was excited about her fried banana pudding for dessert. chicken, two rolls, and her sides were The restaurant is frequently voted best green beans and tri-taters, which are gizzards with fries and potato salad. basically three-sided hash browns that As someone who did not grow up in fried chicken by Beaufortonians, and the are quite yummy. She also ordered six the South, I must admit that the word honor is well deserved. Maryland Fried Chicken is located fried oysters and said they were so good. “gizzard” grosses me out a bit. But since David also ordered the gizzards and at 111 Ribaut Road, Beaufort — you’ll We were treated to the company of two of Buck’s three sons — David and livers dinner, I figured I should at least recognize the iconic sign next to Piggly Skyler. Buck loved his seafood platter try one, and it wasn’t too bad. As David Wiggly. Call 843-524-8766 for take-out with fried whiting fish, shrimp, oysters said, gizzards are an acquired taste, but I orders or to ask about specials.

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A Steen is not a stein By Celia Strong

Sounds like we’re going into beer-mode today. But, no, don’t worry, we’re not. We are, however, going to stay in South Africa again this week. I figured we should for Celia Strong works at this one more, very, very special wine. We’ll discuss bits Bill’s Liquor & Fine of history, information on a new grape, a new winery — Wines on Lady’s Island. all the things that help us really appreciate our wines. You can contact her at Then, hopefully you’ll like this wine as much as I do. We’re looking at South Africa but a different region this week, though. Paarl. For all practical purposes, this region, for the 20th century, was the heart of the country’s wine industry. It is the home of KWV and the annual Nederburg Wine Auction. The Stellenbosch region is south of Paarl. Interestingly, there were several reasons why the center of South Africa’s wine business shifted to Stellenbosch from Paarl. Partly, it was the establishing of Stellenbosch University, specifically its great wine department. And, too, KWV in Paarl, while a large and very successful operation, was a coop and Stellenbosch, with its privately owned wineries, attracted more money and talent. In recent years, terroir-driven wines have gained importance in Paarl. Our grape variety this week is Chenin Blanc. Not one that many of us drink much of. But, maybe, that will change a bit this week. Chenin grape has quite a few different names, not all used now but you come across them sometimes. One of its names, Pineau de la Loire, tells us where it came from. Chenin Blanc grapes have high acidity so they are well suited to all styles of wine — bubbly to dry to demi-sec (half dry, duh) to sweet and very sweet dessert wines and even fortified wines. It has a fairly neutral flavor base, which lets it clearly show both the terroir it comes from and its winemaker’s influence. From cooler climates, Chenin’s juice is sweet and very high in acidity and makes a full bodied fruity wine. In the unreliable summers of the Loire Valley, not completely ripe Chenin grapes make spectacular sparkling wines. (And, now, you know a piece of Champagne history, too!). In the Anjou (Yes, the pears of the same name originated here.) area of the Loire, Chenin may make some of its best wines — dry wines with apple and quince flavors. In Vouvray, a town in the Loire Valley, off-dry wines with honey World style wines, they use cooler temperatures (50and floral nuances are common. In the best vintages, 54 degrees F). Longer, cooler fermentations augment the grapes are left on their vines, until the “noble rot” a wine’s fruitiness. Also, New World styles of Chenin Blanc wines are treated with oak barrel aging far more forms on them, and dessert wines are made. From its origins in the Loire, Chenin moved on to frequently. In South Africa, Chenin Blanc is the most widely South Africa. It was probably included in the vine cuttings that Jan van Riebeeck with the Dutch East planted variety, about one-fifth of all the vineyard India Company took to the Cape Colony, in the 1650’s. plantings. For centuries, from the time this variety Between the Old World, the Loire Valley, and the arrived with van Riebeeck, it was known as “Steen.” New World, South Africa, there is a difference in the (But not stein, so no beer here.) It wasn’t recognized temperature that the winemakers use to ferment their as Chenin Blanc until 1965, when DNA tests proved Chenin grapes. For Old World style wines, where that Steen was actually Chenin. In the 1960s and tropical fruit flavors are not as popular, they ferment early 1970s, Chenin Blanc was the main variety for at warmer temperatures (60-68 degrees F). For New the renaissance of South Africa’s white wine business.

The Tormentoso Old Vine Chenin Blanc is made at the Tormentoso winery in Paarl, South Africa, where the vines are left as bushes and the grapes are hand harvested. This wine is 100 percent Chenin, from vines that were planted in 1977. It is a phenomenal Chenin Blanc with flavors galore — apricots, peaches and coconuts.

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In the beginning, these wines were off-dry, clean and crisp, but fairly neutral in their flavors. Toward the end of the 20th century, though, some vineyard managers and winemakers started to specialize in growing and making Chenin. Their goal was to have Chenin wines that had all the wonderful flavors and textures as some of their expensive cousins from the Loire. Part of this trend included searching out and saving older plantings of the grape. And older vines gets us closer to this week’s wine. Grape vines can grow for more than 120 years. It takes about three years for vine to produce its first grapes, and, after about 20 years, it starts to produce fewer grapes each year. “Old Vines,” for which there is no legal definition, produce fewer grapes but more intense and concentrated wines. Vines that are 30 or 40 years old can yield enough good grapes to make commercially available wines. Older than that, there are some made — like 100-year-old vine Zinfandel from California —but I am sure you can guess what happens to the price of a bottle as the age of the vines it’s made from gets older and older. Just because it’s a cool tidbit of wine information, there is a vine in Slovenia that has been alive since the 17th century. It makes about 100 mini-bottles of wine each year. In California, the oldest vine is an Amador County Zinfandel that was planted in 1865. Finally, now, we are at our winery. Tormentoso. When Portuguese explorers arrived at the southern tip of Africa, in 1488, they called it Cabo Tormentoso, Cape of Storms. The word “tormentoso” means torment, struggle or drama, but we can get the basic idea. And, the name describes how the grapes grow also. The soil is rocky shale, but struggling vines make for better flavors in their wines. All Tormentoso wines are farmed without irrigation, not really the norm in South Africa, and the vines are not pruned and trellised like we’re used to. These vines are left as bushes and the grapes are hand harvested. Tormentoso has more than 200 hectares (200 times 2.471 acres) of vines that are over 25 years old. The Tormentoso Old Vine Chenin Blanc is 100 percent Chenin, from vines that were planted in 1977. A small part of the wine is barrel fermented and some is aged on its lees for six months. Most of it is fermented in stainless steel at cool temperatures. Yippee! Flavors galore. Apricots, peaches, and coconut, acidity, huge mouthfeel, long lingering finish in your mouth. This wine is a phenomenal Chenin Blanc. Even if you’ve never had a Chenin before, you might as well start with great. And, one more cute thing. Tormentoso’s label has a drawing of a sea creature on it, like old maps had. These were used to show areas of unknown danger. But, lucky us, no unknown danger here. Just a great white wine for $13.99. Think of it for turkey dinners, ham dinners, seafood dinners, and, oh yeah, for fun because it tastes so good. Enjoy.

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Dr. Amlicke was in private practice in Southwest Michigan for over 30 years prior to relocating to South Carolina in 1999. He helped to run the orthopaedic surgical services at the Beaufort Naval Hospital for five years, and is a former clinical assistant professor in the department of Orthopaedic Surgery wat the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). • Graduate of the Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York • Served as a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force at the Charleston Air Force Base • Completed his orthopaedic residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI, where he was chief resident. • Board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

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in memory obituaries Dorothy Demers

Dorothy M. Demers, 92, of Beaufort, SC and widow of Wilfred Joseph Demers, died at her residence, Saturday, February 9, 2013. Prior to moving to Beaufort 10 years ago, Dorothy lived in Midlothian, VA and Enfield, CT. Dorothy is survived by four sons, Paul (April) Demers of Tampa, FL; Donald Demers of Church Road, VA; Russell (Corinn) Demers of Beaufort, SC and Dr. Daniel Demers (Ines) Demers of Hilton Head Island, SC; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with interment in Beaufort National Cemetery. The family appreciates memorial donations to Friends of Caroline Hospice, 1110 13th Street, Port Royal, SC 29935. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

Harriet Elaine Oram

November 14, 1944 – February 6, 2013 More than a wife, a partner and friend for life. More than a mother, a nurturer steadfast and true, supporter and uplifter and proud grandmother too. Known for her smile and gentle spirit, her kindness to all she came in contact with. Never did she have an unkind

honor your loved ones The Island News is annoucing the addition of an Obituaries section. OBITUARIES will be printed free of charge. Please email the information to and include the name of the deceased, age, residence at time of death, date of death, name of funeral home and where to send flowers or donations. Limit to 50 words or less. Please note: Do not send attachments. Call Kim at 843-575-0396. DEATH NOTICES are paid items and are billed at 50 cents per word. Photos may be included for an additional $20.

word; never did she meet a stranger. Her standard answer to “how are you” was “fine.” Her legacy will be her unending prayers, for those she knew, for those she didn’t know. She prayed for those she would perceive to be in need and those she just met. She was a surrogate mother to two generations of firefighters and EMS personnel, praying for each individual their family and their children She prayed for her church family, for those who requested prayer and those who didn’t. She prayed for the children of Grace and for the ministry. She prayed for the missionaries and their families. She knew and prayed for State Representatives and for African pastors working in the bush with no food water or clothing. She was a miracle in the flesh, having

outlived all modern medical prognoses. The doctors gave her to the age of 33 years; God gave her to the age of 68 years. The last three weeks of her life she was a living breathing answer to prayer. She was amazing. She was more than a homemaker, she was a prayer warrior and worker used by GOD in this world, as quoted by her son, “‘I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.’ This verse plasters itself on my thinking as I remember my Mom ... she indeed fought the fight of the Christian life, she finished unwaveringly the course The Lord gave her and she truly kept the faith! I can’t help but think that Jesus’ nailed scarred hands were eagerly waking her in His glorious home.” Mrs. Oram was born on November 14, 1944 in Beaufort, SC. She is the daughter of Lucille Black Dyches and the late John Harold Dyches. Surviving in addition to her mother, Lucille of Beaufort, SC; are her husband, John “Johnny” I. Oram of Bluffton, SC; one son, Timothy “Timmy” Oram (Peggy) of Beaufort, SC; one sister, Janet Dyches Harter of Beaufort, SC; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her father, one brother, Gene E. Dyches and one sister, Patricia “Pat” Dyches Carr. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Grace Community Church Missions, 457

Spanish Wells Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 or Cross Point Church, P. O. Box 3948, Bluffton, SC 29910. A memorial service was held on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 3 p.m. in Grace Community Church on Hilton Head Island, SC. The family received friends on Monday, February 11, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services were held on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Beaufort National Cemetery. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

John Henry Swinton

John Henry Swinton, 64, of Ridgeland and husband of Ruby Atkins Swinton and son of Rena Mae and Charlie Swinton died Friday, February 1, 2013 at his home. Viewing and wake services were held Thursday, February 7, from 6-8 p.m. at Zion Oak Grove Baptist Church, 2395 Coosaw Scenic Drive, in Ridgeland. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 8, 2013 at Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Center, 3763 Bees Creek Road, Ridgeland, SC, burial will be in the Beaufort National Cemetery with military honors. Arrangements by Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.

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Learn about canine behavior with Tracie Korol

Rendered what? Currently, a big name dog food TV commercial proudly announces that it now includes “more animal proteins!” claiming their space on the grain-free bandwagon. It just gives me the heebie-jeebies. Why? They don’t tell you what animal. When I was in grad school I lived in a second floor apartment next to a butcher shop. On the only day I could sleep in, under the cloak of dawn darkness, a truck would park in front of my apartment and idle, loudly. One day I made the mistake of pulling back the drapes to see just what inconsiderate beast was interrupting my precious sleep. I will never forget what I looked down into: an open bay semitrailer full of random cow parts, viscous fluid, various bits of plastic and floating dead dogs and cats. The company was Inland Products, the rendering plant south of town. This horror movie moment vanished into my memory banks for decades until I began studying animal nutrition. Then, the pieces began to fall into place. The words “animal fat” or “meat and bone meal” on the label of the food you’re feeding your Best Friend are products of a rendering plant. The pet food (and rendering industry for that matter) would have consumers think the rendering plants are full of plump chickens, fresh fish and healthy cows. Such


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images are routinely depicted on pet food packaging. Not so. Rendering provides an essential service: disposing of millions of pounds of dead animals. In 2004, on the heels of pet food consumer concerns of Mad Cow Disease, Congress requested an investigation of the rendering industry. The report — compiled by Congressional Research Services — told members of Congress ... “Renderers convert dead animals and animal parts that otherwise would require disposal into a variety of materials, including edible and inedible tallow and lard and proteins such as meat and bone meal (MBM).2 These materials in turn are exported or sold to domestic manufacturers of a wide range of industrial and consumer goods such as livestock feed and pet food, soaps, pharmaceuticals, lubricants, plastics, personal care products, and even crayons.”

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“Renderers annually convert 47 billion pounds or more of raw animal materials into approximately 18 billion pounds of products. Sources for these materials include meat slaughtering and processing plants; dead animals from farms, ranches, feedlots, marketing barns, animal shelters, and other facilities; and fats, grease, and other food waste from restaurants and stores.” As fantastical as this sounds, logically, where else would it all go? While the rendering industry and even the FDA defends the practice of rendering deceased pets as the most effective way to dispose of the animals as another form of recycling — cremation costs are prohibitive; proper burial is out of the question; federal law prohibits the burial of euthanized pets in landfills — it is telling that none of the celebrated “benefits” seem

to include nutrition for our Best Friends. Perhaps the percentage of euthanization drug-tainted product is low in comparison to other ingredients in the kibble bag, but what is the impact of feeding our pets the exact same product every day, 2-3 meals a day for its entire life? How much is that exactly when considered cumulatively? Isn’t this illegal? Yes and no. It is illegal per U.S. federal law for any food — animal or human — to be sourced from or contain any part of an animal that was not slaughtered. However, the FDA has provided the animal food industries loopholes to avoid federal law. These loopholes are known as Compliance Policies. For instance: “POLICY: No regulatory action will be considered for animal feed ingredients resulting from the ordinary rendering process of industry, including those using animals which have died otherwise than by slaughter, provided they are not otherwise in violation of the law.” Well, what’s a consumer to do? For one, read the labels. If the words meat and bone meal, meat meal, animal digest and/or animal fat are included in the ingredient list — step away from the bag. For two, consider — really consider — feeding your Best Friend food that you would eat.

what to do Spaghetti Dinner raises funds for scholarships

The local Yellow Footprints Detachment of the Marine Corps League’s Scholarship Fund Committee is serving a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 1 to 6 p.m., at AmVets Hall on Ribaut Road, Port Royal. The dinner is being cooked and served by members of the Detachment’s Scholarship Fund committee, and donations collected will go to support local Marine families. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased at the following locations: The Corps Store, Computer Dynamics, Der Teufelhund, Sushi Sakana and Spectrum Graphics.

First Friends of Garden’s Corner gather

William McIntosh, III, author of “Indians’ Revenge — Including a History of the Yemassee Indian War, 17151728,” will be the guest speaker and sign books at the first annual meeting of the Friends of Garden’s Corner on Saturday, February 16 at the Hampton Inn, Point South, 139 Frampton Drive, Yemassee. The event is free to members of Friends of Garden’s Corner and is open to the public who may join at the door for $10 per year. Seating is limited and reservations are required. The event will include a brief business meeting at 1:30 p.m. followed by Mr. McIntosh’s talk and book signing at 2 p.m. For additional information, contact Woody Collins at 843-846-2322 or

‘Returning Catholics’ classes held at St. Peter

Catholics who have not been practicing their faith are always missed. If you are one who has been away from the Catholic Church or have relatives or friends who may be thinking about returning to the Catholic faith, invite them to the “Returning Catholics” series which begins on Friday, Feb. 15, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 70 Lady’s Island Drive. The group will meet on six consecutive Friday mornings, from 10:30 am to noon in the Adult Ed Room to discuss issues that can help. For more information, contact deborahm@ or call 575-3742.

Beaufort Dog holds series of training classes

Basic and Advanced Dog Training Classes will be held outside as group classes. Beaufort Dog is beginning a session of both basic and advanced dog training on Saturday, February 16, 10 and 11 a.m., respectively. Contact: Kelley Blackston, Beaufort Dog, 843812-5394,

Mary Green Chorale concerts benefit NAMI

The Mary Green Chorale performs “We Sing Of Love,” a concert of the music of Schubert, Brahms, Porter, Finney and Stravinsky to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) under the direction of Mary Woodmansee Green, on Friday, February 15, 7:30 p.m. at The Baptist

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Church of Beaufort. The concert will feature The Lomazov/Rackers Piano Duo, soprano Laura Sutton Floyd and clarinet and guitarist Russell Floyd. Tickets are $35 for general admission, $5 for student balcony seating, and $75 “Angel” tickets for front row seats and the post-concert reception. Tickets are available from NAMI at 843-681-2200 or

Class provides pesticide applicator training

The Clemson University Extension Service in Beaufort County will be having a Private Pesticide Applicator Training on Monday, February 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 102 Beaufort Industry Village Road. Details: York Glover, (843) 255-6060, ext. 115, or Venus Manigo, (843) 255-6060 ext. 114 or

Military officers group to hold meeting

The Military Officers Association of America Low Country Chapter invites active, retired, National Guard and all former U.S. officers to join them Friday, Feb. 22, at Dataw Island Club. A retired FBI agent will tell his amazing Pennsylvania 9/11 account! The noon luncheon includes club triple wrap, pasta salad, fruit, chips, brownies, iced tea at $20 per person. Call Nick Russell for reservations by Feb. 18, at 843524-5577 or 843-812-9697 or email

Gullah Caribbean Celebration fundraiser

Aunt Pearlie Sue & Gullah Kinfolk Community Circle of Hope Coalition are co-sponsoring a fundraiser to Save Da’ Chillun called the Gullah Caribbean Celebration. Wear Island & African Attire on Saturday February 23 at 7 p.m. at the Jasmine Room Quality Inn, 2001 Boundary Street, Beaufort. The event will include a Gullah Caribbean Buffet, Live Stage Musical, Reggae/R&B for

dancing.Tax-deductible donations $50, and $65 VIP seating. Call Beaufort County Black Chamber 843-986-1102 or Beaufort Regional Chamber 843986-5400.

Beaufort Christian Women’s group meets

The Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection will hold the Tuesday, February 19 meeting at the Hilton Gardens Inn, 2015 Boundary Street. The guest feature is Michael Anderson, local and nationally known wildlife photographer. The guest speaker is Karen Gilmour and her talk is titled, “A Love Story Retold.” Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is served at noon. Luncheon and Program is $13. To make a reservation, call Karen Whitehead at 838-7627 or at by Tuesday, February 12.

Bands, Brews & BBQ benefits hospice group

Bands, Brews & BBQ is a major fundraiser for Friends of Caroline Hospice, a non-profit organization that offers end-of-life services. The organization does not ask for money from its patients or rely on insurance or government programs. Here are some details about the 4th Annual Bands, Brews & BBQ: Friday, February 22, 6-9 p.m.: The Wing Throw Down: Each cooker will prepare wings in the style they choose for public sampling and judging. The party will feature live music until 10 p.m. Saturday, February 23, 12-4 p.m.: BBQ Competition Day: Festival goers sample barbecue and ribs from approximately 30 cooking teams from across the southeast, competing in a sanctioned SCBA cook-off. Tickets may be purchased for $20 each day (or $35 for both days) online at Tickets will also be available at Carolina Wings & Ribs, 1714 Ribaut Road; Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, 701 Craven Street; Lowcountry Produce Market & Café, 302 Carteret Street; Q on Bay, 822 Bay Street and 94.5 The Coast in Habersham. Call 843-525-6257 for more information. To compete, visit the Friends of Caroline website or contact

Beaufort Town Center has Family Fun Day

Beaufort Town Center is pleased to announce its Flashback Family Fun Day event at Center Stage, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16. Good times, classic cars and great music! Flashback to the Yesteryears. Family Fun Days are free for everyone and a great place to bring your entire family and friends. Activities will include a Classic Car Show featuring Southern Bell Classic Cars, Classic Car and Truck Club and The Sun City Car Club; a radio remote from 104.9 The Surf with giveaways from the Beaufort Town Center stores and restaurants every 15 minutes; Reduced-Fee Pet Adoptions from the Beaufort Animal Shelter; an 80s Costume Contest; and delicious food samplings from Amata Thai Fusion, Irish Rose Bistro and Pub, Jimmy John’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill

and Rosie O’Grady’s. Entertainment for the kids will include face painting, Tux the Clown, balloon art, inflatables and carnival games with prizes. There will also be Sportsman Demos, a selfdefense seminar by Beaufort MMA and a karate demo by Beaufort Karate.

American Legion to hold golf fundraiser

Beaufort American Legion Post 9 is holding the 15th annual golf fundraiser to benefit the junior and senior Ospreys on Monday, February 25. This year is a pro-am and they hope to have a pro on all teams. The event will be at the Legends of Parris Island golf course. For more information, visit www. bftamlegpost9,org. Call the golf course at 843-228-2240 or George Miller at 843-812-7287 or contact Rich Delmore, Post Adjutant at 843-473-5534.

‘Artscapade’ to benefit education foundation

“Artscapade,” an evening of art auctions, wine tastings, fun and friendship on Thursday, Feb. 21, will raise money to be shared with public school teachers across northern Beaufort County. The Northern Beaufort County Public Education Foundation’s event will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. at USCB’s Center for the Arts on Carteret Street. Admission is $15 per person and includes wine tastings provided by Ben Arnold Beverage Co., Republic National Distributing Company, Southern Wine & Spirits and Bills Liquors and Fine Wines. Tickets are available at the USCB box office, at Bay Street Gallery, 719 Bay Street. The Northern Beaufort County Public Education Foundation, founded almost 20 years ago, has awarded 22 teachers with grants totaling more than $10,000 since last May.

Sea Island Quilters to meet, welcome speaker

The Sea Island Quilters will meet Thursday, February 21 at Praise Assembly, 800 Parris Island Gateway, 6 p.m.. The speaker will be Peggy Moyer discussing the Challenge Quilt. For details call Nan Brown at 828-989-7477 or Diana DeWitt at 843-379-3353.

Elizabeth Colbert-Busch to speak in Beaufort

Candidate for 1st Congressional District, Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, will speak to the Democratic Women of Beaufort on Tuesday, February 19 at Gilligan’s Restaurant (2601 Boundary St. in Beaufort). A Charleston native, Colbert-Busch has a history of success in the Lowcountry business community. Optional dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. The public is invited. For more information, call 441-3809.

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

The Island News covering northern beaufort county

weekend scenes from

march 1-7, 2012



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

happY wINOs

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

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


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

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

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





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