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Here are the top five baby photos. Vote for the winner online at www. until March 5. The winner receives a photo session courtesy of Captured Moments Photography plus one 20x10 framed composite plus a $50 gift certificate from Carolina Wiggle Wear.

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takes flight Beaufort Elementary, Fripp Audubon program teaches students about birds The Fripp Audubon Club has formed a partnership with Beaufort Elementary School — home of the Seagulls — to inspire students to learn more about birds and bird identification, advise the school on bird habitat improvements in the school’s Life Lab and to help create a “bird walk” art display for the bird named hallways. The initiative will pilot the Fripp Audubon programs with Beaufort Elementary School’s fourth grade science students and fourth grade engineering students in the school’s AMES Academy. In March, following up on Audubon’s sponsored Great Backyard Bird Count, Beaufort Elementary will hold its first Fripp Audubon partnered event with a bird feeder building workshop, bird talks and the unveiling of Fripp Audubon


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Send a message and make your property stand out. see page 23 and collaborative artwork to be displayed in the school’s hallways. Additionally, Fripp Audubon has coordinated to bring Charleston’s Center for Birds of Prey to Beaufort Elementary for a school-wide visit and flight demonstration. This Spring, 4th grade science classes are invited to Fripp Island for a birding field trip to the Audubon Nature Trail in order to reinforce and apply in the field what the students have learned in the classroom. BIRDS continued on page 18


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Editor Pamela Brownstein theislandnews@ 973-885-3024 Above: Beaufortonians gather at Lowcountry Produce. Below: Owner Noel Garrett and Mayor Billy Keyserling cut the ribbon at the grand opening on Thursday, Feb. 16. Photos by Gene Brancho.

Lowcountry Produce opens in former Beaufort City Hall

Where people once stood in line to pay their business license fees, happy foodies now stand in line to buy locallyproduce, handmade and hand-packed goods from Lowcountry Produce. The former Beaufort City Hall has new life and downtown residents once again have a small market within walking distance. Lowcountry Produce, a local specialty food company that’s been spotlighted by Oprah Winfrey and The New York Times, celebrated its grand opening last Thursday after a weeklong “soft opening” to work out the kinks. “This is a magnificent day for us all — the owners of Lowcountry Produce, City Council and the Beaufort Redevelopment Commission, and especially the people who live and shop downtown,” said Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling. The 1917 structure, beside the county library in the heart of Beaufort’s historic downtown, served as Beaufort City Hall until 2010 when staff moved to the new facility at the intersection of Ribaut Road and Boundary Street. Renovations included removing what seemed like acres of drop ceiling materials and cubicles, and opening up the original structure’s interior arches and once-covered windows, owner Noel Garrett said. The interior features high ceilings, white tile and colored concrete floors.

Display cases show various cheeses, meats, desserts, canned goods, boutique cookies and ready-to-go meals. “We are absolutely thrilled to see Lowcountry Produce up and running in this building,” said Jon Verity, chairman of the Beaufort Redevelopment Commission. “Adapting the former City Hall to their use, and restoring the building to its early glory, is a huge win for Beaufort. Plus, the food inside is amazing,” he said. Originally built as a post office, the structure has undergone multiple renovations in the past 90 years. Lowcountry Produce, led by Noel Garrett, his brother Dwight Garrett and Seabury Thorp, is a purveyor of

specialty food products distributed to more than 1,500 stores across the country. The Garrett’s parents, Martha and Dwight Garrett, founded the company and still serve as its main cheerleaders, the Garrett brothers said. All products are handmade and hand-packed using only all-natural ingredients. The products are made locally at the farmstand in Lobeco. In six years, Lowcountry Produce has been mentioned by 0 Magazine for inclusion in Oprah Winfrey’s Christmas 2010 “0-List,” and has been featured in an article in The New York Times. Country Living Magazine named them one of the “Best American Pickle Brands” in July 2010. Their products have been talked about on “Good Morning America” and the “Today” show, and last summer the company earned the Civitas Award for Excellence in Free Enterprise from the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce. The company, Redevelopment Commission and city leaders negotiated a lease for a combined 10year period in increments of an initial three-year term with renewals available for three and four years. For more information about Lowcountry Produce, visit www. To learn more about Beaufort, try www.

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Dr. Wall’s legacy and beyond By Julia Stewart Corner, Head of School, Beaufort Academy

Dr. Randy Wall, Headmaster at Beaufort Academy from 2009-2011 left an indelible mark on this fine school. Despite his untimely passing in June, Dr. Wall left a legacy that will last for decades. Beaufort Academy has long been revered for its ability to prepare students for college as well as their role in society. Under Dr. Wall’s tenure the core values of intellect, integrity, leadership, pride, and respect were solidified. These core values are exemplified on campus every day as the staff works to fulfill his vision, and the vision of the founders of Beaufort Academy. Intellect is always at the forefront at Beaufort Academy. We have a rigorous academic program that yields outstanding students and graduates. A few academic kudos this year are: National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalist, Michael Bible; the Math team finished in first place in the recent state tournament; Quiz Bowl Teams continue to place in final rounds at multiple tournaments; Spelling Bee contestants were winners again this year; and our Chess Team has qualified to compete for the national title this spring. Our central mission is 100% college acceptance for Beaufort Academy seniors. For the fifth year in a row, bucking national trends, our SAT scores rose, and were once again higher than the national average. As a testament to what we do at Beaufort Academy, seniors are accepted to their colleges of choice. This year’s graduating class has been accepted at 38 colleges thus far with another 80 acceptance letters due in April. Integrity is found in the classrooms, the halls, and within the athletic teams. For example, even though they are permitted, we have no locks on lockers. All students adhere to a strict honor pledge that clarifies the expectation of integrity in all their actions. A student honor council resolves issues where integrity is in question. Leadership is taught in many ways. For example, officers are elected each year for student government, numerous clubs, and service organizations like Interact. These student leaders attend a leadership institute throughout the year to teach them leadership skills for now the future. Pride translates into school spirit at Beaufort Academy. In addition to spirited pep rallies, students demonstrate it often by wearing the “blue and white.” Students participate in numerous sports including tennis, football, swimming, soccer, golf, basketball, and golf. Sailing and chess clubs have won championships this year. The dress code is adhered to by all students, and is one way pride permeates the school. Respect is the final core value. It is the way we treat each other at Beaufort Academy. Students learn proper etiquette along with academic classes. They leave us ready to handle situations requiring tact, thoughtfulness, and people skills. Yes, at Beaufort Academy we work with the whole student. We stress an academic atmosphere laced with caring and compassion. Moving forward we will continue to fulfill the strategic plan crafted under Dr. Wall’s guidance. The six main goals of the plan lead us well into the future with renewed commitment to providing a safe, secure, academic environment manned by the best faculty and staff of the Lowcountry. We take these charges seriously. As the new Head of School at Beaufort Academy, I am awed by several things: the experienced staff, the caring community of parents, the committed students, and the noble mission. Our students come from varying backgrounds but have one common denominator — they all want to have access to the college that best meets the needs for their futures. That is the reason we are here. We welcome any parent of a student who wants to reach their full potential to contact our admission office. Explore what Beaufort Academy can offer your precious children. Editor’s Note: Ms. Julia Stewart Corner was recently named Head of School at Beaufort Academy. She comes from an extensive background in education having taught high school and been in educational administration for more than 31 years. Her Bachelors and Masters degrees were earned at the University of Pittsburgh.


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bridal: voices

Bridal survival tips by Backwoods Barbie


By Cherimie Crane Weatherford He placed the ring on your finger; a moment you will cherish for the rest of your life. The phone calls to friends and families sharing your joy have waned. You have practiced writing your new last name to the point of carpel tunnel syndrome and images of the perfect white dress are ingrained in your slumber. At last, you can attend family gatherings without having to dodge Aunt Busybody or Cousin Married Forever. You are now welcomed into the world of acceptance. You can bid farewell to blind dates and awkward introductions. You have arrived; you are at the mountain top of relationships. I want to personally congratulate you and suggest that you hold on tight, find a good helmet, and master the nod-smile gesture immediately. It is a splendid time full of love, laughter and the need for expensive therapy. You will get to know your spouse-to-be in ways you never imagined. Advice will be sandblasted at you at the speed of light and you will soon understand the challenges, twists, and turmoil of Bridal Survival. Breathe deeply sweet Warrior in White. Lean strongly on your best friend, hold firmly your favorite Pinot, and find lip gloss that compliments shades of impossible. In addition to the avalanche of advice that will crumble fiercely in your direction I share some of the most basic tools of trudging through the tidal wave of trepidation. As the Queen of Quandary and the absolute most unlikely Warrior in White, it is with sincere support I offer the following survival techniques. Breathe deeply, remain as calm as one can and cling whole heartedly to your sense of humor. 1. Avoid bridal shops for as long as you possibly can. This may very well make planning a bit more difficult; however, visiting these palaces of princess preparation too early and too often can lead to frequent visits to your family physician. It is their mission in life to remind you of all the things (necessary or not) that you haven’t done, said, written, worn, or added to your panic list. When the time comes that you must visit said establishments make certain you know who you are, what you want, and have an exit strategy that has been well rehearsed. NEVER, ever take more than one living soul with you. It is much easier to pinch one person than five. 2. Learn the language. Now means yesterday. Yesterday means you are too late, and next week means today. As difficult as it maybe to erase all you know of time and space, it is a requirement. If

you need to order anything whether it is a towel or a tiara stop everything you are doing and order. Order three, it is possible one will arrive. Maybe means impossible, and impossible means it is exactly what is necessary. Necessary means that which prevents family feuds, wardrobe malfunctions, and visits to the ER. Make notecards, it does help. 3. Remember your college psychology courses. You will leave this monumental occasion with a greater understanding of why Dr. Phil and pharmacies are so popular. It is frowned upon to point out any odd behavior or obvious pathology from those involved in what many call the Wedding Party. Not too sure how the word party made the mix, nonetheless understanding of the most common personality disorders will, at the very least, help you through the speeches and possibly even assist in monitoring reception alcohol intake. Never use the word crazy, special is slightly more gentle and socially preferred. 4. Wedding dresses are made for a 6-foot Barbie. To all my vertically challenged Warriors in White, alterations are now an enormous part of your life. Forget any notion that you will find a dress made just for you. You don’t exist in the wide world of wedding. Heaven help you if curves run in your family. Expect to pay exactly twice as much for alterations as your long legged counterparts. If you were raised on biscuits and gravy, you will need duct tape. If you were raised on biscuits and gravy, in combination with grandma’s cherry pie, that requires a more drastic approach to alterations. Call me, the world isn’t ready for what you must do. 5. Your guest list is so much more than a spreadsheet. This requires skill, grace, and Uncle Jack Daniels. If you know them, recognize them, love them

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and or are in anyway related they become the minority. It is standard procedure to invite mostly those you don’t know so when chaos occurs you don’t have to see them again. It makes sense. If your event requires a seating chart, call Oprah. Obviously there are many more tips, tricks and tirades, but some things are best experienced firsthand. He loves you, he will love you even if your family is special and your dress is a few inches too long. The moment will arrive no matter what you forget to do, say, bring, deliver, even wear. When those doors

open no flower, no music, no person will matter except for the man who prompted you to do all of this in the first place. If you are still speaking to each other, all the battles, the wounds, and the mishaps suddenly fade. You will see him and only him. The music that took weeks to choose, will vanish. The flowers you Googled will disappear, and with the grace of God, the dress that has consumed your soul will stay in place. Sweet Warriors in White, prepare all that you can and know that when the time comes you will be too exhausted to worry about ivory versus white, organ versus piano or Aunt Sarah versus Uncle Bob. Don’t sweat the small stuff, don’t forget to breathe and commit yourself to upholding your vows so that you never have to do it again.

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With this wine, I thee wed By Terry Sweeney


For newlywed couples throughout the ages, the sharing of wine at their nuptials has been the symbol of love, prosperity, good health and good fortune. In olden days, entwined like the vines themselves, couples often drank their wedding wine from one common cup ... “the cup of love” ... which symbolized both their newly forged intimate bond and the promise of the new life they would share together. Even Jesus turned water into wine as one of his first miracles at the Wedding of Cana in Galilee. No doubt that put him at the top of everyone’s guest list in that town. “Oh my God! Think of the money I’ll save,” must have cried the father of every bride in Galilee. And when you’re as nice a guy as Jesus, how do you say no? No wonder the poor guy hightailed it outta town! Hey, wine for a wedding can set you back a pretty penny. Of course, you don’t have to follow tradition and toast each other with bubbly after you say “I Do.” There are other alternatives out there. In Korea, for example, after the wedding ceremony, friends of the groom take off his socks, tie a rope around his ankles and start beating the soles of his feet with dried yellow corvina. Yellow corvina is a kind of fish. Whacking his feet with this dead fish, Koreans say, makes the groom stronger for his wedding night. Oh really? Let me just say right now for the record that if you ever hear of me getting married down South, it won’t be South Korea! All I need is wine, wine and more wine at my wedding. I’ll skip the fish course, if you don’t mind. But you know Koreans aren’t the only people with some unusual wedding wine rituals. At Russian weddings, once the reception has begun, a relative or a friend will make a wedding toast to the bride and groom after which, in keeping with Russian custom, everyone throws their champagne glasses on the floor. It is considered good luck if the glasses break when they hit the ground! OK, how much does that unnecessary nonsense add to the cost of your wedding? It wouldn’t surprise me if the Russian Mafia controls all the champagne glass outlets in the Soviet Union and that’s how they really made the rubles to buy up Beverly Hills! Thank God for my simple Sicilian/Irish roots. Growing up, I went to countless Italian and Irish weddings. At a wedding my mother would instruct me in all the Sicilian superstitions surrounding the wine at the wedding. “Every time the bride spills a drop of wine on the tablecloth by accident, she loses an egg. If God forbid, she knocks over a bottle, she’ll never have kids ... See that bridesmaid seated at the corner of the table drinking champagne: Cursed!

She’ll never get married. A single girl should never sit at the corner at a wedding … And look! Just now when she toasted with that Terry groomsman, their Sweeney fingers touched! That’s it. She’s doomed to take lovers and be passed from man to man like a football!” Luckily all this Italian hocuspocus was balanced out by the Irish weddings I went to, which were just all out frenzied fun-filled boozy Bacchanalian blasts. At one I attended, both the bride and the groom passed out right in their seats and had to be dragged out to their limo!! Passed out cold and piled on top of each other in the back seat, I couldn’t help thinking what a compatible couple they were. “God made ‘em; God matched ‘em.” At another, I happened to notice my 17 year old cousin surreptitiously chugging champagne out of a bottle he had stolen from the bar. The drunker he got, the meaner the looks he sent in the direction of his mother’s (the bride’s) new husband. Next thing I knew, after some pushing and shoving and name calling with his new stepfather, the two had kicked off their shoes and were karate chopping and drunkenly kung-fu kicking each other in the middle of the dance floor as the wobbly bride stood on a chair shrieking. When police arrived to break it up, and started handcuffing the two of them, the drunken bride jumped on one of the cop’s backs and started beating him on the head with her bouquet! Then all three were hauled off to the paddy wagon screaming and spitting — not a pretty sight! The big question at this Irish wedding became “Should we stay and keep drinking? Or go home?” What do you think the answer was?! Hopefully none of these low-class shenanigans will take place at your classy wedding reception. My advice is to choose a champagne within your budget and a red and white wine that you can either drink by itself or enjoy with food. There are so many good value wines that are available now. I recommend cruising on over to Chateau de Costco or Sam’s Club and buying a dozen bottles or so; and having your own little taste test with a couple of members of your wedding party months before your nuptials. Ordering wine by the case at these venues can get you even more discounts. One more thing, order more champagne than you think you’re gonna need. Better to have left over bubbly than run out of it and watch your guests run out with it. Cheers! P.S. I’m available for wedding wine and champagne consultations but I’m not as cheap as I look!


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The Beaufort Bridal Show returns for the third year to the Holiday Inn this weekend and it’s bigger and better this year than ever before. The show, was created by the Holiday Inn Management and Sales Team — Bob Barnes, GM; Phillip Carroway, Director of Sales; and Nikki Williams, Sales Manager in conjunction with the Hilton Garden Inn. They came up with the idea along with their Bridal Guide to help couples in the local market gain awareness of how many great resources there are in Beaufort for brides. Says Phillip Carroway, “The wedding reception is one of the first thing that brides start with when planning the wedding so we try we originally helped them by offering business cards of vendors that we have worked with at Holiday Inn and had a great experience. Now, instead of handing a bride a handful of business cards from the local area, we give them our Bridal Guide. The Bridal Guide has our most popular wedding menus, the ballroom floor plan, pictures of the different guest rooms we offer, as well as a bridal check list, and the vendor list. This year’s show will feature 40 vendors from the Beaufort area to include photographers, catering and event planners, florists, musicians, DJ services, hair and makeup artists, transportation providers, wedding event rentals, clothing designers, boutiques, hotels, resorts and private clubs. The retailers will be there to answer questions and help with planning. The event will take place on Saturday, February 25 at the Holiday Inn from 12 - 4 p.m. The show will feature several fashion shows that will include custom made bridal gowns and the latest in spring fashion, live music performances from local artists, and showcase some specialty rental items such as custom up lighting, drapes, arches and columns. Many of the vendors that will be showcasing their products and services will be offering special deals the day of show. There will also be samples, tastings and give-a-ways. Brides will receive a special gift bag at registration that will be filled with special offers, samples and information on services and products featured at the show. The event is free and open to the public. The Holiday Inn is located at 2225 Boundary Street, Beaufort.

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some ideas when getting married here If planning a wedding, here is my short list of possible vendors and locations to consider: Wedding Planner: Several incredible weddings that I have attended, I’ve asked “Wow who did this?” and each time the answer has been Ashley Rhodes. Established in 2006, Ashley Rhodes Events is a full service event planning and design studio, providing event design, management and consulting services. Armed with fresh ideas, simple style and smart strategies, principle, Ashley Rhodes has what it takes to plan and execute your ideal event. A complimentary consultation is provided to get to know each client and to build an event package based on your event style, scale, wants and needs. Call Ashley today to schedule your consultation. 843-368-2554. 918 8th Street, Port Royal, SC 29935. www. rentalS: Andy Burris, Richard and the whole great gang at Amazing Event Rentals do a terrific job. They are the guys (and girls) in the hot pink shirts driving the hot pink trucks that I’m sure you’ve seen driving around town while they help make every event Amazing... 35 Parris Island Gateway; Beaufort, SC 29906. (843) 379-5503. locationS: • Rhett House Inn: For the ultimate Antebellum romantic Southern location. Has a fabulous porch and garden for tents. 1009 Craven Street Beaufort, South Carolina 29902. (888) 480-9530, (843) 524.9030. info@ • Beaufort Inn: For Victorian elegance, and the Old Bay Marketplace Loft and Rooftop for a modern venue and a spectacular rooftop with a water/sunset view. Contact Dawn Pemberton at 843379-3470 or for more information. • Holiday Inn has a big beautiful room for weddings (it’s where the bridal show is held). (843) 379-3100 2225 Boundary St, Beaufort. Contact Phillip Carroway Director of Sales, philip.carroway@ • Some private historic homes are for rent for weddings. Marshlands on the Old Point is one. • Vintage yacht: Romantic sunset cruises from the downtown marina on a vintage wooden 1930 Elco Cruisette. (might also be a good place to “pop the question.”) 1-855-266-2533. CATERER: Southern Graces: Let Bethany and her well trained crew provide everything — even furniture! 843379-0555. hair salon: Limelight: Downtown Beaufort’s premiere full service hair salon. 612 Carteret St. 843-379-5463. makeup artist: Adrien Bell does make up application, also lash tinting, brow tinting, facials, temporary lashes, all waxing services. You can find her at Adrien Bell Skincare and Waxing Services at Halo Salon and Spa. 184 Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island. 843-5409162.

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bridal: fashion

After you say ‘yes’ ... It’s all about the dress laura’s fashion file

By Laura Trask


The rituals that shape weddings of today: the venue, the flowers, the cake, right down to the choosing of the mate were not part of the process historically. a kingdom’s power was through rich costly And as with every tradition that has evolved over thousands of years there fabrics such as velvet, damask silk, satin and have been some improvements! In the fur. Forget the “virginal” white wedding beginning, marriages were arranged by the dress we know today; these royals showed families of the two betrothed to ensure their wealth through the use of expensive prosperity, protection and procreation. I dyes and to that end their dresses were can assure you in the days of “marriage by red, purple and true black which were capture” no one was thinking about what extremely difficult to acquire. But when a they were going to wear! So when did royal wanted to show everyone who had fashion become such an integral element the biggest, whoppingist tiara they held nothing back and went so far as in the joining of two people? to encrust their wedding gowns Well, like every great storybook with precious gems; diamonds, ending, it starts with The Dress. rubies, sapphires, emeralds More elaborate wedding and pearls. In some cases so celebrations started with thickly bejeweled that the fabric nobility and the higher classes. beneath was not to be seen Brides were expected to dress and in the case of Margaret of in a manner befitting their Flanders the result was so heavy social status, not necessarily that she had to be carried into representing themselves but the church! Talk about being their families. Right down to the An example of a queen for the day! amount of material a wedding wedding dress from So when did the white dress contained which reflected the 16th century. wedding dress prevail and on the bride’s social standing and was a clear indication to all those in begin its rule of the matrimonial runway? attendance of the families wealth. The Well, like every great trend that we have concept of more is more was especially seen over the last century and a half, it apparent when it came to the wedding started with a photograph and a love dresses of royal princesses during the 15th story. When Queen Victoria married her and 16th centuries when the way to show cousin, Albert, in a white wedding dress in

1840, the wedding being highly publicized short time to become the reigning queen resonated with brides everywhere and of everything wedding. sealed the deal for white to win out as So what would Vera say if she were the number one choice for advising a new bride on choosing brides. When Victoria was The One? And I am referring of merely trying to incorporate course to the dress — not the some prized lace into her dress guy! First and foremost, choose which in the end dictated the a style that you are comfortable color ... white. in, because as we all know being Today’s bride is unique in that comfortable translates into the dress she chooses for her big confidence. Remember also day is a true representation of to consider that the dress has who she is and is also a way of to work with all other tonal Helena, a dress from sharing this piece of her self with elements of the ceremony. Is it a Vera Wang’s current all those in attendance. However, first marriage? Second marriage? collection. with so many options out there, What is the age of the bride? Is so much money at stake and the anxiety of the marriage in a church? Or a wedding all eyes being on you, the decision can be chapel in Vegas?! All these thing elements an overwhelming and an intimidating one must work together with the dress in order to make. Thank goodness we modern girls for there to be a natural flow and harmony. have Vera Wang! Her very name conjures The last piece of advice that Vera gives out up images of a sophisticated glamorous is try on as many dresses as you can and as bride! She is the genius designer who has many style. She feels confident that a bride single handedly modernized all aspects of will know when she has found her perfect wedding and bridal wear, especially the dress. dress. Or maybe it’s the perfect dress that Bringing it from an outdated busy look to a finds you — just like he did. Either way, it more modern, chic and elegant design. will feel like a match made in heaven! Vera Wang has a long history in fashion XO working at Vogue magazine as an editor for 17 years leaving only when she did not get the job as editor-in-chief. But as every P.S. Check out Weddings, a new app turn of events that are meant to be, Vera where you can find all of Vera’s wedding went on to design with Ralph Lauren and knowledge. The app is free through then opened her own design salon at the February and beginning March 1st it will Carlyle Hotel in 1990. That’s a surprisingly cost $9.99…so get it today!


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arts&entertainment Church presents Charleston Symphony Orchestra As part of the continuing celebration of its Tricentennial year, the Parish Church of St. Helena will host a concert by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, March 10 beginning at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary at St. Helena’s. According to Pat Gould, Music director and organist for St. Helena’s, and the Standing Committee Chairperson for the Tricentennial’s overall special music program, the

symphony will play an exciting program featuring music from those three centuries. “The orchestra will play works of Handel, Holst and Mozart, as well as Elizabethan Consort Music for brass and timpani,” Gould said. Because of generous donations from parishioners and the community, the church is pleased to offer the concert at only $10 per ticket for adults, and Free to students 18 and under. “Tickets are

going fast,” Gould said, “and everyone must have one, even those that are free to students.” Reserved sponsorship seating is available but other seats are on a first come basis. Gould said she is overjoyed that the church is able to provide an orchestra of this caliber to the community, and to expose symphonic music to families who might not otherwise be able to hear an orchestra, and to that end, the church

is providing a nursery, also at no charge. Those wanting to take advantage of the nursery must make reservations. The Parish Church of St. Helena is located at 505 Church Street, Beaufort. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the church office at 843522-1712 or visit www.sthelenas1712. org. For information on sponsorship packages, contact janspringle@


Met Live in HD: Verdi’s Ernani On Saturday, February 25 at 12:55 p.m., USCB Center for the Arts and The Met: Live in HD will showcase Giuseppe Verdi’s opera, “Ernani.” Angela Meade takes center stage as Elvira in Verdi’s thrilling early gem. Marcello Giordani sings the title role as her mismatched lover, and all-star Verdians Ferruccio Furlanetto and Dmitri Hvorostovsky round out the cast as her uncle, Don Ruy Gomez de Silva, and Don Carlo, the king of Spain. Based on a play by Victor Hugo, the opera’s implausible plot is set in early 16th century Spain. A nobleman has lost his title and wealth in a civil war and becomes the leader of a band of outlaws. He takes the name of Ernani and vows to rescue his love, Elvira, from a forced marriage to her aged uncle and guardian. In the struggles between the two that ensue, Don Carlo, the king, is also revealed as a suitor for her hand. The two enemies agree to

suspend their quarrel and join forces against the king. Presented in four acts, Verdi’s opera provides a wealth of rousing choruses and full-blooded arias sure to satisfy the most demanding of fans. With the recent technology upgrades to USCB Center for the Arts, the larger screen and improved sound will provide an even greater sense of “you are there” to the 11 live performances from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House. Upcoming performances include: Manon (Apr. 7) and La Traviata (Apr. 14). For additional information on the operas go to All seating is assigned. Adult/Senior $20; Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Members $16; USCB Students and Youth under 18 $10. For additional information, contact USCB Center for the Arts director, Bonnie Hargrove, at 843-521-3145, or hargrov@uscb./edu.

“Oscar Shorts (Animation)” from The Indie Series presented by Emerging Pictures in HD will be at USCB Center for the Arts on Friday, February 24 at 7 p.m. Always a crowd-pleaser — and often a game-changer in Oscar® pools — The Oscar® Nominated Short Films – Animation is your opportunity to see all the nominees for best animated short ahead of the 2012 Academy Awards®, which will take place February 26. • “Dimanche Sunday:” “Every Sunday, it’s the same old routine! The train clatters through the village and almost shakes the pictures off the wall. In the church, Dad dreams about his toolbox. And of course later Grandma will get a visit and the animals will meet their fate.9 minutes/Canada. • “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore:” Inspired, in equal measures, by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, This short is a poignant, humorous allegory about the curative powers of story. Using a variety of techniques (Miniatures, computer animation, and 2D animation) it presents a hybrid style of animation that harkens back to silent films and MGM Technicolor musicals. It is old fashioned and cutting edge at the same time. 17 minutes/USA • “La Luna:” This is the timeless fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait. A big surprise awaits the little boy as he discovers his family’s most unusual line of work. Should he follow the example of his Papa, or his Grandpa? Will he be able to find his own way in the midst of their conflicting opinions and timeworn traditions? 7 minutes/USA • “Morning Stroll”: When a New Yorker walks past a chicken on his morning stroll, we are left to wonder which one is the real city slicker. 7 minutes/UK • “Wild Life” is set in Calgary, 1909. An Englishman moves to the Canadian frontier, but is singularly unsuited to it. His letters home are much sunnier than the reality. You might compare his fate to that of a comet. 14 minutes/Canada. Tickets for adults are $8, seniors $7, students $6. Call USCB Center for the Arts box office @ 843-521-4145 or purchase day of performance.

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

An era is quietly ending in Beaufort ... How can you tell when one tide ends and another begins to come in or when the seasons just start to change? It’s subtle but you just know it’s happening, through a dozen little changes you start to notice and you know will add up to a bigger change. I’ve been in Beaufort for the past 12 years and actively covering the day to day “social scene” for the past four and I can tell you without a doubt that change is upon us! There’s a new era being born this spring in Beaufort. Four restaurants and an upscale market opening. Two of Beaufort’s restaurants expanding to other cities, real estate bouncing back, unexpected deaths of beloved longtime residents, and happy births of new ones. Traffic where there use to be none. I’m sure you can feel it too! One couple who have been key players in this passing era are Marianne and Steve Harrison, owners of the Rhett House Inn and I wanted to acknowledge their contribution to this city and what they helped it become these last 20 years. They are retiring and moving back to their apartment in New York City to spend more time with their two children there and three grandchildren. Their beautiful home behind the inn, which was featured in Southern Living magazine, has just become part of the inn and can be rented by the night or month. One of the reasons the Harrison’s decided to move to Beaufort was because of the “many colorful fun characters” they found here and they quickly became “colorful” characters of their own in Beaufort’s cast with their strong New York accents lovingly imitated by Southerners bemused by things they said. Says Marianne, “When we came here 25 years ago to visit a friend, Beaufort was really depressed, the downtown was empty, and what became the Rhett House Inn was a run down dark building that had been empty for two years. But Steve fell in love with it and thought he could make it into a great business

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because of his love of people and he said I could decorate it. So with architect Jimmy Thomas’s help we brought it back. And we did every job at the inn in the early years, from cooking to waiting on tables in the restaurant.” Over the 25 years, Marianne and Steve took the inn from five guest rooms (and one telephone) to 19 beautifully appointed rooms today. And they have been awarded the AAA 4 Diamond 17 years in a row — the only inn in South Carolina that has done so. But beside the inn, they helped put Beaufort on the map nationally and worldwide and here’s how: They both came from big fashion careers in New York (Marianne’s father started Anne Klein). So they had dozens of contacts at the New York-based magazines and newspapers. Within the first two years of opening the inn, Beaufort was featured in 10 national publications including Vogue, W, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Travel & Leisure, to name just a few. Marianne said, “We wrote up the press releases and called our friends at the magazines in New York and invited them to stay at the inn when they came to do the story. We loved Beaufort and wanted it to be more important. We always promoted Beaufort first and foremost to them. We wanted to help the world to see the city we loved.” Says Steve, “From day one we were amazed at how open and inviting and nice people were to us and made us feel so comfortable here. We both have a lot of love for the people of Beaufort and it’s been the hardest decision of my life to

Marianne and Steve Harrison on the porch of The Rhett House Inn.

leave.” Another major boon they gave to Beaufort was this: Barbra Streisand bought the film rights to “Prince of Tides” and was set to direct it. But she was going to shoot the movie in Wilmington, N.C., because it was cheaper than shooting in South Carolina. Barbra and her crew came to the Rhett House Inn to photograph sites in Beaufort from the book. Marianne met Barbra and arranged a dinner party at the inn and invited Pat Conroy and Harriet Keyserling. Pat and Barbra hit it off that night, and the three of them convinced Barbra to shoot the movie in Beaufort instead of Wilmington. Marianne found Barbra a house to rent for three months and the rest is history. The movie became a worldwide hit and audiences around the globe got to see the beauty of Beaufort on the big screen. Some recent visitors to Beaufort from Germany who stayed at the inn vividly remembered the movie and always wanted to come here. Plus, the filming of the movie brought millions into the local ailing economy. Other movies followed

in its wake and the Rhett House became a celebrity destination. Among those who have stayed have been Gwyneth Paltrow, Nick Nolte, Ben Affleck, Sandra Bullock, Blythe Danner, Ridley Scott, Demi Moore, and Sharon Stone to name a few. Marianne also served on the board of CODA and was chairwoman for six years and was also on the board of Hope Haven. Steve’s been a part of every downtown organization that promoted Beaufort. Says Marianne, “We love Beaufort and it’s the hardest thing in the world to leave, but we feel for the inn to go to the next level it needs young energy with new ideas.” It’s on the market now represented by Will and Deena McCullough at Lowcountry Real Estate. The Harrisons leave Beaufort with a heavy heart, but they leave it in much better shape than they found it. From all of us in Beaufort, we say to you Marianne and Steve, “Job well done!” And THANK YOU for all that you did for Beaufort!

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... As a new one begins I’m sure you know people who have second homes here but work and live in Atlanta or Charlotte fulltime. But have you ever heard of someone living in Beaufort fulltime while still working fulltime in Charlotte? Well, meet Kim and Rich Steinbruck who not only do that but Kim was also recently promoted to Sr. Vice President of Bank of America for her outstanding work for them. And her husband Rich “telecommutes” to his insurance company job there too. Says Kim, “We simply fell in love with Beaufort — the natural beauty, the small town vibe, the wonderful people ... We bought our home in the summer of 2005 as a vacation home and eventual retirement home. We decided to move here fulltime as soon as our jobs (and technology) would allow it. We got the go ahead in January 2011. We were here fulltime two months later. It was an opportunity to simplify our lives and fulfill a dream. We still pinch ourselves each day. We can’t believe we’re fortunate enough to call this amazing place our home.” They and others represent a new generation of 30 and 40-year-old working“telecommuters” who are moving to Beaufort. Barbara States is another example of this. She recently moved to Beaufort fulltime while still continuing to work fulltime for a publisher of

Rich and Kim Steinbruck.

books in Boston. Laura Bowles moved to Habersham and continues to work fulltime for her investment company in Baltimore. Together these newly transplanted couples are helping to change the Beaufort “scene,” including its night life. Last weekend Kim’s husband Rich gave her a 40th Birthday Bash downtown at the beautiful new hi-tech event space and rooftop deck called Old Bay Marketplace Loft & Rooftop Deck (rented through The Beaufort Inn). That included great dancing and a DJ with catering by Southern Graces. The fun, young crowd was filled with many familiar Beaufort faces but an equal amount of new faces I did not recognize. Friends from Charlotte who are now vowing to look for second homes here after sampling Kim and Rich’s great Beaufort lifestyle. Here are some pics from the event for you:

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school news

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

Improving education one robot at a time By Tess Malijenovsky

Students and teachers from every public school in Beaufort County are gathering Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. at Pritchardville Elementary School for a special districtwide showcase on the cutting-edge classroom technology that’s improving student learning. According to Cory Tressler, the school district’s Director of Virtual Learning, students as young as kindergarten age are now using robotics to learn computer

programming, math, science and basic engineering skills. “These students grew up using this new technology, so they aren’t intimidated the way adults can be,” Tressler said. “To them, these are just tools that are part of their everyday learning.” Thursday night will include an Elementary Lego Education Robotics Challenge where 11 elementary students will show off the abilities of the robots they’ve built and programmed. It’s also

the official launch of the school district’s “Virtual Library,” an online resource designed to give students and educators web-based access to eBooks and audio books purchased by the district for use on laptop computers, tablets, eBook readers and smartphones. In each classroom different district schools will spotlight some of the ways that they’re using technology to improve student learning. Demonstrations will range from student videos and

presentations to student demonstrations of engineering software used to building houses and bridges. At least two district high schools — Battery Creek High and Hilton Head High — will showcase their high-tech student robotics efforts. “School technology supports effective classroom learning the same way that medical technology supports effective health care and financial technology supports effective business systems,” said Superintendent Valerie Truesdale.

seeing firsthand how a true Montessori school runs on a daily basis to please stop its Public Open House from 9-11:30 a.m. • Wednesday, Feb. 29, Beaufort Elementary School will hosts its second Drug Awareness Meeting in the cafeteria of Bluffton Middle School, 6-8 p.m. These meetings will cover new drug fads and trends among children. • Wednesday, Feb. 29, Life Fit Mobile Wellness Bus on Beaufort Academy’s campus from 7:30-11:30 a.m. for ages 18 and over.

tions will help alleviate the cost of some students who would not be able to afford the trip. They will be having a yard sale March 3rd in the school parking lot. The cost for a space is $10 and seller keeps all profits made from their sold goods. Contact Mrs. Bonnie Nicolai for more information at 843-322-3070.

tary Academy at West Point. The U.S. Military Academy is a four-year co-educational federal undergraduate liberal arts college located 50 miles north of New York City. Founded in 1802 as America’s first college of engineering, it consistently ranks as one of the nation’s top colleges. Its mission is to “educate, train and inspire cadets for careers of professional service to the Army and the nation.” District Superintendent Valerie Truesdale called the appointment “an honor not only for Michael and Battery Creek High, but also for the Beaufort County School District and our entire community.”

SCHOOL briefs • Thursday, Feb. 23, Lady’s Island Elementary School will have its New Parents’ Tour at 9:30 a.m., a BMX Stunt Show, and its Chil-Fil-A night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. • Thursday, Feb. 23, K-4th grade students at Beaufort Academy will see Jack and the Beanstalk at USCB. There will also be an Indoor Soccer Tournament for 5th12th graders, 6 p.m. Lastly, don’t forget BA’s Parents Association meeting, 7 p.m. • Friday, Feb. 24, there will be a Black History Month Assembly at Lady’s Island Elementary School. • Friday, Feb. 24, Riverview Tidewatch Session III enrollment forms are due. • Feb. 24-25, Beaufort Academy has volunteer opportunities for Interact members with Friends of Caroline Hospice. • Saturday, Feb. 25, Beaufort Academy’s Math Team departs at 6:30 a.m. for the math meet at the College of Charleston. • Monday, Feb. 27, Beaufort Academy will have a presentation for faculty on Asperger’s Syndrome by the Executive Director of LAF (Lowcountry Autism Foundation), Tripp Ritchie and the Chair and Co-Founder, Dr. Tami Lawrence, 3:30 p.m. • Monday, Feb. 27, Mossy Oaks Elementary’s PTO meeting in the cafeteria, 6:30 p.m. • Tuesday, Feb. 28, Science Fair Project set-up day at Beaufort Academy; also, Open House for parents interested in Middle or Upper School, 6 p.m. • Feb. 28-March 1 is Beaufort Academy’s on-campus Book Fair. • Wednesday, Feb. 29, E.C. Montessori encourages anyone who is interested in

BRES hearts Morningside Assisted Living Residents at Morningside Assisted Living got a special visit on Valentine Day. Broad River students Makayla Simmons and Emily Hatchett went to Morningside after school to visit them and deliver Valentine cards that had been made by Broad River students. They made lots of new friends including one gentleman who was 102 years old! Lots of hugs and smiles were shared by everyone!

Jump Rope for the Heart Broad River Elementary School students will participate in their 3rd annual Jump Rope for Heart event the week of February 27-March 2. Students have been learning the importance of having a healthy heart and how to take care of their hearts. Students also collect donations to support the efforts of the American Heart Association. Last year BRES students raised $3,290.57. Please help these students be Heart Heroes and support their efforts.

Yard sale raise field trip funds Lady’s Island Intermediate School is trying to raise money so that its fifth grade students can take an end-of-year field trip to NASA and Sea World. Earning dona-

Congratulations to Michael Evans Michael Evans of Battery Creek High, son of Robert Evans Jr. and Mrs. Jeannette Allan, was nominated by South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson to receive a prestigious appointment to the Class of 2016 at the United States Mili-

Congratulations to Michael Bible Carrying on tradition, Beaufort Academy is proud to announce that senior Michael Bible is a National Merit Finalist, the fifth BA senior in the last four years. Of more than 1.5 million applicants from across the country, Michael Bible was announced as one of 16,000 students to be named a National Merit Semifinalist in the fall. These 16,000 students represent less than 1% of US high school seniors, and include the highest-scoring entrants in each state on the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. “Michael is an exemplary student in many ways,” Ms. Julie Corner, Head of School at Beaufort Academy. “This award seeks to honor Michael’s academic achievements, while we at Beaufort Academy see that and so much more. He is an active community volunteer, school leader in numerous clubs, honor societies and student government, and accomplished in athletics and on stage.”

9th grade – Mike Bhoi, John Mathai, Taylor Vincent, Xavier Westergaard 10th grade – Caroline Fontenot, Patrick Mazzeo, Rebecca Strawn 12th grade – Michael Bible, Katherine Neal Beaufort Academy Honor Roll (All A’s and B’s) 5th grade – Margaret Aimar, Joshua Boyd, Campbell Dukes, Herbert Gray, Gracie Guest, Hunter Harley, Lawrence Lindsay, Nelson McMillen, Caroline Moss, Miciah Pendarvis, Joe Stowe 6th grade – JJ Arnett, Micaela Borreggine, Abby Dalton, Lane Harrell, Rahzel Lemott, John Manos, Kathleen Simkins,

Sarah Suber, Peter Trask, William Warren 7th grade – Preston Coleman, Mary Keane, Hannah Messenger, Gavin Palmer, Quinten Paton-Melland, Will Turner, Jackson Warren, Cecillia Williams 8th grade – Charles Aimar, Allison Alvarez, Caroline Blocker, Jacob Dalton, Will Dukes, Kiana Fortner, MacMillan Griffith, Alec Melville, Ting O’Regan, Cain Richards, Michael Schwartz, Frances Stowe 9th grade – Bridget Baggerly, Michael Bass, McKenzie Blake, Brynna Ferry, Katie Gay, Ben Hetherington, Casey Kahn, Drummond Koppernaes, Xavia Lemott,

Jack Olsson, Natalie Simkins 10th grade – Caroline Avera, Zach Bachtell, Jack Dailey, Walker Floyd, Madeleine Gray, Brandon Massalon, Jeffrey Miller, Lauren Noonan, Nicole Schmiege, Courtney Smith, Kaley Turner, Kelly Walker, Miranda Weslake 11th grade – Conner Akers, Megan DeBardelaben, Charlotte Delfosse, Charlie Humphries, Emily Hutchins, Hope Keane, Finn Koppernaes, Laura Roddey, Grace Stewart 12th grade – Ray Aiello, Cayce Burgess, Sarah Chahin, Nathan Cheung, Madeline Griffith, Jack Griffith, Megan Kahn, JaneAnn Laffitte, Eric Nguyen, Lauren Ward

A visit from SC Rep. Shannon Erickson Lady’s Island Elementary School second graders are studying government and the roles of leaders and officials in local government. Shannon Erickson visited Mrs. Baggett’s class on February 13th to explain her job as an elected official.

Beaufort Middle’s young Bach Candace Brink, BMS 8th grader, was chosen to participate in the SC Band Directors’ Association All-Region Symphonic Honors Concert Band. The band will be rehearsing Friday, February 24, at Charleston Southern University and giving their concert there on Saturday evening, February 25.

honor rolls First Trimester Academic Honors at Beaufort Academy Beaufort Academy Headmaster’s List (All A’s) 5th grade – Piper Beasley, Quinn Fleming, Emma Hincher, David Mathai 6th grade – Joe Bhoi, Sarah Blocker, Kate Gray, Drew Luckey, Alex Mazzeo, Jennings Tumlin 7th grade – Hope Gray, Amanda Kahn, William Lindsay, Skyler Nuelle, Katie Smith 8th grade – Mary Margaret Achurch, Jake Bhoi, Maya Dixon, Kirsten Floyd, Jock Joyce, Anna Sheppard, Sarah Sheppard, Rosie Stewart 12

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Foundation surprises teachers with grants By Tess Malijenovsky

Last week members of the Foundation for Educational Excellence visited 14 public school teachers to reward them for their innovative project ideas. The foundation is a fund of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry chaired by Jan DavisVater of Hilton Head Island. It aims to raise funds for teacher grants that spur innovation, giving out grants twice a year. The Winter 2012 grants ranged from $120 to $500 and totaled $5,000, thanks to First Citizens Bank. “Public school budgets being what they are these days, teachers often can’t fund these sorts of specialized projects,” Davis-Vater said. “Either they find the money themselves or the projects don’t happen. That’s why the foundation’s role in helping teachers to improve academic achievement is so important.” Here are the Winter 2012 Innovative Teacher Grant recipients (north of the Broad River): • Shelia H. Cato, Beaufort High, Grade 9 Enrichment Seminar ($500) — “Read 180” is an intensive, researchbased reading intervention program that increases reading achievement of struggling students. Students learn reading, spelling, writing,

grammar, and test-taking skills using individualized instructional software, data-driven small-group instruction and independent reading. This project will provide the rBook, a workbook that “scaffolds” instruction through the use of graphic organizers, sentence starters and writing frames. • Hannah Lea, St. Helena Elementary, Grade 4 Music ($426) — Purchase recorder wind instruments and a Music Magazine subscription. This project will provide opportunities for student-to-student interaction and support cooperative learning. Fourthgraders will collect data on individual student goals, progress and achievement. Students also will incorporate data into tables, line graphs and bar graphs during math class. At the end of the unit, the students will host a schoolwide showcase of their work with a performance. • Shane R. Peek, Whale Branch Middle, Grade 5-7 Science ($120) — Purchase a 50-gallon rain barrel that students will help attach to the school gutter systems. Run-off water can then be stored and used to irrigate the school’s butterfly, herb and vegetable gardens instead of using school-funded water supplies. The practices students learn through this project will teach them

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understanding sheet music, culminating in a classroom performance. Research shows that the process of playing simplified wind instruments, while reading from sheet music notation, significantly benefits cognitive development. • Steve Shamblen, Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence, Grade 9-12 Math ($500) — Purchase a class set of Texas Instruments TI30XS multi-view calculators to use in preparing for Algebra 1 end-of-course exams and high school exit exams. The calculators will provide learningdisabled and at-risk students with greater opportunities to succeed on these high-stakes tests. As a result, more students will be eligible for graduation with a diploma in addition to the certification they earn in their Career and Technology Education programs. The foundation solicits individual and business donors and also holds a major fundraiser each spring that features silent and live auctions of items donated by individuals and businesses. The 2012 fundraiser is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the Country Club of Hilton Head. Tickets may be purchased on line at www.foundationedexcellence. com (click on “Tickets” at the bottom of the page).


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All about Aspartame By Danette Vernon

My son recently sat down next to me at a family gathering, and said in jest, “I’m thinking about going on the all aspartame diet. What do you think?” He was joking, but really he was not far off the mark. Have you stuck a piece of gum in your mouth today? Unless it was from a health food store or was Chiclets brand, it had aspartame or some other artificial sweetener in it. Feel like a refreshing, but low-cal drink? If you down a glass of Crystal Light or a diet soda as a result — aspartame. What about your choice to save a few calories, with a “light” yogurt — aspartame. What else is this stuff in? Over-the-counter drugs and prescription drugs (very common and listed under “inactive ingredients”), vitamin and herb supplements, instant breakfasts, candy, breath mints, cereals, sugar-free chewing gum, cocoa mixes, coffee beverages, instant breakfasts, gelatin desserts, frozen desserts, juice beverages, laxatives, milk drinks, shake mixes, tabletop

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sweeteners, tea beverages, instant teas and coffees, topping mixes, wine coolers, etc. It’s everywhere ... But, who cares? Your grandma may have used NutraSweet for years, and it’s on every mom and pop restaurant table in the country. Why NOT consume the “all aspartame, all of the time diet,” if you’re trying to lose weight, or just consume a little less sugar? In the first place, what is it? Aspartame is marketed under the brand names of NutraSweet, Equal Spoonful, Benevia, and NatraTaste, to name a few. Aspartame is made of three components, 50% phenylalanine, 40% aspartic acid and 10% methanol (wood alcohol). When aspartame, or its brand name, among many, NutraSweet, is digested, the wood alcohol (methanol) is widely distributed throughout the body including brain, muscle, fat and nervous tissue. It is then metabolized to

formaldehyde which enters the cells and binds to the proteins and DNA (the genetic material). Formaldehyde is a known stimulant for cancer and genetic damage in the cell. On the European Common Market, there has been some progress in that aspartame is banned from all children’s products. Why is this not the case in Canada and the U.S.? You’ll have to ask your congressman, or state senator. When I was young, in the 1960’s, it was still questionable if smoking cigarettes was even bad for you. Today, you could find with some ease, a number of articles wherein people are worried about their dog inhaling second-hand smoke. What is the future of aspartame in our food system? Hard to say, but with the cancer rate up from when I was a child, from 1 in 12, to 1 in 2, eliminating aspartame is something to consider. So spit out your gum!

Beauty and logic simply don’t mix This past Sunday at Takiya Smith, church, I silently stood, Beautique Lash & Brow. Master Lash & mouthing a prayer for Brow Stylist, CPCP healing from the torment www.blb-boutiques. of flu like symptoms that com had bothered me for nearly two weeks. Yet, in my sincere and fervent petitions to the Lord, I could not help but focus more on how bad my feet hurt as I attempted to stay balanced, eyes closed and hands raised, while I teetered and swayed in my sky-high stilettos. “What the heck was I thinking ever buying these shoes”, I thought. “Why did I even come up to the alter to stand here knowing good and well that my feet were to pay a price”, I wondered. Then, as I painfully tippy-toed back to my seat, sat down and eased off my super cute, snake skin grey and gold pumps, it hit me....these shoes are smoking hot! All thoughts of the price paid slipped away, just as any logic in beauty seemingly did so as well. Later that day, after service, while eating dinner with a group of friends, I spoke up about my shoe experience. Two of my friends chimed in with similar stories as we each agreed that we were so relieved to be out of our heels. The next voice to speak up came from a male friend who calmly asked us why we even put ourselves through this day after day, week after week, instead of buying comfortable shoes. I basically laughed, as another girlfriend looked at him in disdain, while another dropped her fork and finally a third friend spoke up and said “clearly, you don’t understand that there is no logic when it comes to beauty. The two just don’t mix.” What are your thoughts? Ideas, examples and feelings on what makes sense to you, what doesn’t and what is just in between? Send emails or post comments on my blog at

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Day of the Dance Make your feet — and your heart — happy. Join Beaufort Memorial Hospital’s Second Annual Day of Dance, a free community wellness event designed to get you dancing to good health. Held in celebration of American Heart Month, the event takes place from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 25, at Sun City’s Pinckney Hall and will feature dance demonstrations, health screenings, light refreshments and mini-classes, including Zumba, a Latin-inspired, calorie-burning fitness dance that’s all the rage. “It’s cardio exercise that’s fun to do,” said Hollie Smith, an exercise physiologist at Beaufort Memorial’s LifeFit Wellness Center. Along with the dance classes and demos, Beaufort Memorial clinical specialists will be offering blood pressure, blood sugar, ankle brachial index (ABI) screenings and cholesterol screenings. And rehabilitation specialists will offer free balance screenings. The cholesterol test is $10; all of the other screenings are free. Cardiologists, orthopedists, a vascular surgeon and general practitioners will be on hand to answer questions and offer tips on how to reduce risk factors

through lifestyle choices. Cardiologists participating in the event include Drs. Stuart Smalheiser, David Harshman and Shannon Shook. Also scheduled to attend are orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ned Blocker and vascular surgeon Dr. Chad Tober, MD, as well as Internal Medicine Drs. Philip Cusumano and Erik Baker. “Dancing is a great form of exercise that’s fun and engaging for everyone,” said Courtney McDermott, who is helping coordinate the event for BMH. “It offers tremendous health benefits — both physically and mentally.” The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To sign up, visit, spiritofwomen or call (843) 522-5585.

Saturday 10-3 new breast care coordinator announced Beaufort Memorial Hospital patients facing a breast cancer diagnosis or other breast health concern now have a trained advocate to help them through their treatment, thanks to the addition of new Breast Care Coordinator Jackie Brown, RN. Brown, a registered nurse with more than 30 years of patient care experience, will partner with breast care patients and their physicians to provide education, coordinate appointments, identify resources for services, or simply be a sounding board for patients and their family members. Patients will be connected with Brown by their physician or surgeon, or through a selfreferral. At the time of referral, Brown provides a personal consultation to better understand the patient’s needs. She Jackie may also provide relevant information and resources, and Brown determine how to make the care experience more comfortable, understandable, and manageable. Brown has held nursing and nurse educator positions in the Beaufort area over the past 20 years. Brown earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, and a Master of Science in Education from Memphis State University. The services of the Breast Care Coordinator are provided at no charge to breast care patients. For more information or to reach Jackie Brown, RN, call (843) 522-7465 (PINK) or visit www.


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sports sports events Register now for youth soccer league at YMCA

Registration for Youth Soccer league is under way at the Wardle Family YMCA and will continue until March 12. The league is open to both boys and girls ages 3-12. Sign up at the YMCA at 1801 Richmond Avenue in Port Royal or at The cost is $40 for Y members and $55 for community participants.

Club Karate to host Goodwill Tournament

Club Karate will be hosting their Annual Goodwill Tournament on Saturday, February 25. The event will be held at Beaufort High School, 84 Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island. Demonstrations start at 10 a.m. with the Junior Divisions beginning at 11 a.m. Adult Divisions will immediately follow the Junior Divisions. The events include a special division for kids 5 and under, Flag Sparring, Forms, Weapons Forms and Fighting for Junior and Adult Divisions. Pre-registration for the Goodwill Tournament is $40. The deadline to preregister is February 20. Registration will be $50 at the door. The spectator fee is $5 at the door. Children 6 and under are admitted free.

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I was raised on Lady’s Island in a community called Eustis. Most of the people there were relatives. I went from St. Helena to Lady’s Island where I walked to school. The road at that time was dirt. We went through people’s yards. You gave respect when you saw the people. You had to say good morning and good evening. If it was a hot day after school and you wanted a cool drink of water from the pump, you had to ask if someone was home. When it rained, the road would be a mess. The buses would splash mud on you. I had to carry an extra set of clothes in a brown bag to change. Summer Saturdays were always fun. I got to go to the baseball games and the juke joint. Mom or dad would give us a quarter, or maybe 50 cents. That was a lot of money. You could buy a bottle of RC, two cookies for a penny and have change for the jukebox.

Beaufort Then & Now This moment in Beaufort’s history is an excerpt from the book “Beaufort ... Then and Now,” an anthology of memories compiled by Holly Kearns Lambert. Copies of this book may be purchased at Beaufort Book Store. For information or to contribute your memory, contact Holly at or

I can remember when the man on Warsaw who picked oysters would come to my grandma’s house. Some of them brought food from the river and grandma would put fish on the tinning top to cook. My grandma would take us to Warsaw across the river on a low tide. Before the tide rose, she put a rope around our waist incase the tide caught us when it came in. The road that lead to Warsaw was always covered on a high tide.

BREWS, BANDS & BBQ fundraiser Announcing Bands, Brews & BBQ, a South Carolina Barbeque Association sanctioned cook-off in downtown Port Royal, the home of barbecue. The event will take place Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25 on Paris Avenue to benefit Friends of Caroline Hospice. The event will feature a “Wing Throw Down” Party on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., featuring music by Trey’s Aliens and samplings of wings in a variety of styles from 30 cooking teams. The Saturday, Feb. 25 event will run from 12 to 4 p.m. and includes a sanctioned SC BBQ Association cook-off in the categories of ribs and butts, as well as live music from Marshland Party Band and entertainment for the children. Visitors to the event will get to sample all they can eat of the best barbecue our area has to offer. Come enjoy wonderful food and raise money for a charity that has provided loving care to Beaufort for more than 32 years. Advance tickets are available at or at the FRIENDS office, 1110 13th St., Port Royal. Advance tickets are $10 Friday night, $15 for Saturday, and children under 12 are free. Event day ticket prices are: $15 Friday night, $20 Saturday, and kids are still free. FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice is a nonprofit United Way organization that relies solely on support from the community to operate. 843-525-6257.


continued from page 1 Darby James, school coordinator for the partnership program, says “a team of science teachers have been working on program development for months. We


are very excited about this community partnership and the fledgling birders that it will inspire in our BES Seagulls.” “There is a great deal of excitement about the partnership,” says Sally Work, the program coordinator for Fripp Audubon. “This is part of an initiative to help develop a template for other schools in the future.”

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MICROBREW OYSTER ROAST BENEFITS ST. PETER’S SCHOOL St. Peter’s 7th Annual Oyster Roast and International Microbrew Festival will be held on Sat., March 3 at The Live Oaks Park in Port Royal at 1 p.m. The Oyster Roast Committee organizes this annual fundraiser in support of their children’s school. Sponsorships are now being accepted at a variety of levels. For details call (843) 2271280 or the school office at (843) 522-2163. Guests at this year’s event will enjoy an all-you-caneat buffet of oysters and beer; local delicacies will also be for sale from specially invited area chefs. Once again children under 14 years of age will have their own FREE menu. Free, supervised Children’s Fun Court will include dedicated adult supervision; secure dropoff with Positive ID for parent and child; and a host of activities in the playground. Live music featuring “Steppin’ Stones” and entertainment will include a live DJ, facepainting, inflatable rides, games and activities for the kids. A live auction featuring vacation packages, chartered fishing trips, hunting rifles, original artwork, wine tasting parties, catered dinners, rounds of golf and more, a silent auction and more will be followed by a bonfire that will round out the evening. The event’s primary sponsor: Bill’s Liquors and Fine Wines will again offer a microbrew tasting booth with an international array of more than 50 microbrews, beer and wine. Tickets on sale at St. Peter’s School and at various locations throughout Beaufort County, including Bill’s Liquors and Fine Wines on Lady’s Island and in Bluffton. Cost is $25 per person. For more information, contact Douglas Massalon at (843) 227-1280 or visit our website at


Go green at Beaufort Irish Fest After many, many centuries of suffering invasion, famine and war — the Vikings, the English — the brave, persevering culture of Ireland has many centuries worth of celebrating to do in honor of its independence. Do you share the Éire love? Whether you’re of Irish descent or simply have an interest in the Irish culture, there’s an Irish Festival in town that you shouldn’t miss. Beginning on Friday, Feb. 24, from 6-9 p.m. is the “Evening in Ireland” Gala at the Best Western Sea Island Inn (one of the sponsors of the festival). There will be fine food and live music by Harry O’Donoghue. This is a limited event, exclusive to the first 125 guests that buy tickets. All proceeds, by the way, go to the benefactor of Beaufort’s Irish Festival, which will be Low Country Habitat for Humanity., a nonprofit organization that helps responsible families in need build, renovate and repair affordable housing with the help of volunteers. Saturday’s daylong event, the Irish Family Festival, is one centered on family and the love of the Irish culture. The Beaufort Irish Festival committee is a group of members who had a vision of sharing their love of the Irish culture with the community, “not the St. Patrick party thing,” as Brenda Hill, a coordinator of the festival and committee member, puts it. There will be plenty of games, Irish dancing and live music

throughout the day. The headlining band John and Joe Dady of The Dady Brothers is a big name in the Irish music circuit hailing all the way from Rochester, NY. The brothers play a lively tune with banjo, uilleann pipes, harmonica, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bodhran and the penny whistle! Tickets are $10, children under 12 are free, and takes place at the Quality Inn (another sponsor). In the evening any and everyone is welcomed to Luther’s for the ol’ Irish Pub Night for great Irish music and a special guest appearance with no cover charge. However, you won’t want to miss the Jam Session Sunday afternoon also at Luther’s from 1-4 p.m. This is the time of the year local musicians can openly jam with the traveling Irish bands. Recalling previous jam sessions during Beaufort’s Irish Festival and seeing a local violist girl tune in, Brenda said: “It brought tears to my eyes just for her to have that experience and just for the entertainers to be so down-toearth.” So you don’t have to cross the ocean this weekend to see a bit of Ireland; just come on down to Beaufort’s Irish Festival. Volunteers are still needed for Saturday’s event. If you’re interested in volunteering, learning more information or buying tickets to the Gala or Family Irish Festival, visit

The 2011 Annual Meeting was a great success last week. The event was catered by Berry Island Café and Captured Moments Photography so graciously photographed the event! More than 60 YMCA members, employees, board and committee members attended and 2011 year-end results were presented. The YMCA also welcomed new YMCA Board Chairman Fred Kuhn and introduced Ernie Schlichtemeier as Vice-Chairman. Also joining the board are John Havens, Debbie Myers, Cynthia Hayes and Tommy and Mary Winburn. These individuals accompany fellow board members: Bill Davidson, Walter Mack, Mary Jane Martin, Mike Green, David Homyk, Henry Robinson, Kelly Collins, Blakely Williams, Cheryl Comes and Stacey Canaday. They are all very talented individuals and we are lucky to have them aboard. For more information about the Wardle Family Y, call 843-522-9622.

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Speaking of spuds ... By Jack Sparacino

Jack Sparacino has a Ph.D. in psychology from The University of Chicago. He has published over 20 articles in psychological and medical journals. He is retired from United Technologies Corporation and now lives with his wife, Jane and their two dogs on St. Helena Island. His hobbies include fishing, clamming, crabbing, shrimping and writing.

This is a good year for granting equal time, at least I hope so. In that spirit, having written recently about rice, it seemed only fair to pay similar attention to that great American tuber, the potato. Like the column on rice, this one was a tough challenge. No small potatoes. So it looked like a good idea to do some consulting. Mr. Peanut was busy at a celebrity “roast,” but I did get to spend some quality time with Mr. Potato Head. He was thick skinned, like any good consultant, but chipper and we saw eye to eye. Right away, he peeled off some interesting historical and agricultural information, which I will attempt to summarize. 1. There are about five thousand potato varieties worldwide. Three thousand of them are found in the Andes alone, mainly in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, and Colombia. 2. One thing that doesn’t seem to be in short supply is associations and organizations dedicated to growing and selling more potatoes. The Potato Association of America. Potato Growers of Iowa. The National Potato Foundation. And many others. I’ll bet some of them have pretty cool looking hats that look like you know what.

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This is almost impossible to overstate: Potatoes have some of the best nicknames of just about any vegetable I know. Spud, taters, and murphies, for example. 3. NBA basketball star “Spud” Webb stood only five foot seven yet he was a superb dunker and had excellent seasons with the Atlanta Hawks and the Sacramento Kings. “Spud” Chandler spent his entire 11-year pitching career with the Yankees; his career winning percentage of .717 is the highest of any pitcher with at least 100 victories since 1876. Before that, “Spud” Davis was a highly accomplished National League catcher and played for the championship 1934 Cardinals (more on them later). But I digress. 4. Potatoes are cross-pollinated, mostly by insects, but a significant amount of self-fertilizing also occurs. Here’s where potatoes’ eyes come in handy, as they can really see what they’re doing. 5. Potatoes are the leading vegetable crop in the United States (not including

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Mind your message There was an oyster roast event held a few weeks ago to help support a local organization dedicated to promoting animal welfare. No offense intended, but I’m honestly not sure that steaming live animals until they are slowly cooked to delicious perfection in their own juices is the most effective way to articulate the “let’s all be nice to critters” message. Now please don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge supporter of the organization in question. I also love oyster roasts as much as the next guy. Matter of fact, had we not been working that evening, Deena and I would have been at the event ourselves with a bottle of “Texas Pete” in one hand and a cold beer (OK, many cold beers) in the other. So the reason I mention this is not because I have a political “axe to grind.” Instead, I use this example to call attention to what I feel is an extremely important point when it comes to marketing anything, especially property – make sure your message mirrors your product. Here’s the deal: If you have your property on the market, you are effectively competing with everyone else out there that has a comparable property to sell. Therefore, it is crucial that you highlight the positive factors that make your property stand out from all the rest. Keep in mind that once your property starts appearing on various real estate search sites, there will be fields

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If you have your property on the market, it is crucial that you highlight the positive factors that make your property stand out from all the rest. that already state the mundane such as square footage, bedroom/bathroom counts, etc. For this reason, I feel that repeating them in the actual ad text is a waste of valuable space. Instead, consider focusing on the following three factors. Geographic Factors Ask yourself the question, “What positive feature of the local area is my property located in close proximity to?” Here are a few examples of answers that the right buyer would want to know about: 1. “... just a short stroll from downtown Beaufort.” 2. “... less than five minutes from the main gate of Parris Island.” 3. “... within walking distance to Port

Royal Elementary School.” 4. “... only five miles to the kayaking, nature trails and beaches of Hunting Island.” I’m sure you get the idea. The bottom line is that your property is probably located very close to at least one of the reasons somebody may wish to move here. Make sure you point it out! Emotional Factors The physical aspects of the property are important but it’s equally important to consider the intangible aspects that a new owner might enjoy. What we’re looking for here are those hard to label things that just make one feel good. The best way for me to describe what I’m talking about here would be to have you again ask yourself a question, “What have you enjoyed the most while living in this home?” Once again, here are a few examples: 1. “... sitting on the back porch and watching the deer graze.” 2. “... the kids enjoying riding bikes around the neighborhood.” 3. “... it’s so private and quiet.” 4. “... the Spanish moss-covered live oaks.” Take some time and make sure you somehow share what factors, above and beyond the hard property facts, that you personally love most about the property. Physical Factors Even though I feel it’s important

not to waste space online restating generic property information; that does not mean “ignore it all together”. Instead, consider focusing on the physical attributes of your property that may make it stand out in a crowd of comparables. One last set of examples: 1. “... the dual sided fireplace warms both the master bed and bathroom.” 2. “... meets LEED Silver certification standards.” 3. “... designed by (name of reputable local architect).” 4. “... ample storage space.” Even though many of your competitors may have a two bay garage, make sure you point out in the ad copy if yours is oversized. Same thing goes for any other physical factors that may stand apart from those offered in competitive properties. It’s important to remember that your property can’t be “all things” to “all people”. If you take some time to consider what makes your property different and then highlight those differences in a positive manner; the right buyer will take notice. It’s just a matter of making sure that your “message” mirrors what your property offers as accurately as possible. Only downside is that other sellers might start to get jealous when your home gets more showings than theirs, so expect a decrease in neighborhood oyster roast invites.

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A spotlight on fabulous local restaurants, wine advice and a dining guide

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Question: Where did you eat lunch last week? Answer: The Lunch Bunch enjoyed delicious Southern cooking and barbecue downtown at Q on Bay. Q: What appetizer did they serve? A: We were treated to a special starter plate with beef short rib egg rolls, pork with collard greens egg rolls, and fried mac n’ cheese balls. We all agreed the warm, crunchy beef short rib rolls were outstanding. Q: What meals did everyone order? A: I had two little pulled pork sliders with a side of mac n’ cheese. Kim also had sliders, except hers were brisket, and she had her favorite dish, a bowl of Brunswick Stew. Elizabeth ordered half a dozen hot wings with her favorite side, green beans. Louise tried the pulled pork sandwich — which was piled high with meat — and also a side of green beans. Nikki got the fried pork loin sandwich with fries, while Gene had the Bay Burger. Buck decided to go big or go home so he had the Barnyard platter

Above: Fried pork tenderloin sandwich. Below: Pulled pork sandwich. Unique egg roll starters with fried mac n’ cheese balls.

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loaded with pulled pork, brisket, ribs, coleslaw and fries. Q: What kind of sauces do they offer? A: Diners have the choice of three barbecue sauces. The Q sauce is sweet and traditional. The Carolina sauce is mustard-based and tangy. Then the Eastern Carolina sauce is vinegar based with red pepper flakes and a slight kick. Q: What was your must-have? A: For me, the starters were absolutely a must-have. When else can you dip fried mac n’ cheese balls into cheese sauce?

Q: Did you like the experience? A: Of course! Q serves good food and is a great place to grab drinks or sit outside on their big covered patio that looks out onto Waterfront Park. Q: Where is the restaurant located? A: 822 Bay Street, Beaufort. Call 843-524-7771. Open Monday through

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It’s been a long time since we went to Spain for our weekly new wine. And, because we’ve done reds for a couple of weeks, looks like we’re due for a white. Probably not a bad idea because we need some good new whites for all this winter weather we’ve been experiencing. (Yeah, right.) In Spain, there are a number of grapes used for wines that we don’t see too often from other sources. This is partly because most of the less common varieties don’t do well in most other areas’ soils and climates. And, now that the technology of wine making has progressed so much, it’s kind of like too late to start over. Some of you may remember talking about and tasting Tempranillo — Spain’s red variety that makes Rioja wines. Currently, there is a white variety that has pretty much overshadowed the celebrity and status of Tempranillo. It is Albariño. (The little curly line over the “n” in Albariño means that you roll that letter over your tongue when you say the word). This wine is good tasting and has an interesting story. Albariño grapes were supposedly brought to the Iberian peninsula by Cluny monks in the 12th century. “Alba-Rino” means the white wine from the Rhine River. Locally, meaning Spain and Portugal, it has been thought that Albariño is a clone of Riesling that

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was signed by Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Luxemburg, Hungary and Tunisia. (Good to know!). Ramon Bilboa is actually a Rioja producer. And their Riojas are good ones for sure. As they have expanded, they have brought in shareholders and the money that came with them. This has allowed them to improve their facilities and their wines, and to expand into Rias Baixas to make a wonderful Albariño. Which means we are at this week’s wine. In the very best sense, it is a middle of the wine road Albariño. That means it is full of the peach flavors we should expect, has a great acidity that keeps these flavors light and refreshing, is clean and crisp and mouthwatering, and just plain good. And, price-wise it’s right too at $13. (Not the cheapest one we carry but closer to that than the higher priced ones.) And just in time for and perfect with our local specialties — shrimp fried, pickled and cocktailed. And perfect for sunsets down at the dock, back porch happy hours and personal moments. Muy bueño! Enjoy.

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he good news is that dogs don’t get cavities. The bad news is that they get just about every other dental problem that plagues humans. As with people, dental disease is the leading cause of chronic inflammation and infection in dogs. Just like us, dogs develop plaque and tartar. Plaque is a colorless biofilm, mainly Streptococcus mutans, that builds up on a dog’s teeth over time. If the plaque isn’t removed from the surface of a dog’s teeth, it mineralizes into tartar. Tartar is caused by the continual accumulation of minerals from saliva on the plaque. It’s that orange/tan/brown crusty looking stuff that cakes at the top of the tooth. Eventually, tartar deposits will destroy the dog’s gum line. Once the gum line has been destroyed it’s a short hop to extreme dog dental care — extractions and/or root canal treatment. While some dogs will have sparkling white teeth throughout their lifetimes with absolutely no thought or effort required from their owners, more than 80% of our pets develop gum disease by the age of three years, according to the American Veterinary Dental Society. With that statistic in mind, most of us should be attending to our dogs’ teeth regularly to prevent accumulation of tartar that precipitates gum disease. As a proponent of clean feeding for my dogs, I believe that the mechanical action of chewing real food and raw bones linked with the superior nutrition helps maintain healthy teeth and gums. Luckily, for dogs fed commercially prepared diets, there are kibbles specifically designed toward reducing plaque build-up. The mechanism of action for these dental foods is based on either enhanced kibble texture (bigger, fiber-y, harder bits) that scrape the teeth, or chemically coating the food with polyphosphate, or both. The polyphosphate coating binds minerals in the saliva to make them unavailable for tartar development. Polyphosphates


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While some dogs will have sparkling white teeth throughout their lifetimes, more than 80% of our pets develop gum disease by the age of three years. can, according to the Veterinary Oral Health Council, reduce accumulation above the gum line by as much as 58%. The trick in dog dental care, much as it is with humans, is avoiding plaque and tartar below the gum line. Daily brushing of your dog’s teeth is the recommended practice. Granted, brushing is no fun, for you or your dog. To confess, I never did get the hang of manipulating a doggie toothbrush plus, my dogs hated it and me after each session. I was somewhat forced to return to the gauze ‘n’ finger as my guys would mysteriously vaporize when I even approached the dental equipment cupboard. To keep the peace, I found it easier and more efficient to buff their teeth with a bit of gauze over the end of a finger. Because they regularly enjoyed raw meaty bones their teeth didn’t need as much intrusive attention and in time, they began to appreciate the special attention. Be patient when starting oral home care, especially in older animals. Starting with pups as soon as they begin to get teeth is the best scenario. Begin with a gauze wrapped finger, or a finger toothbrush (which is exactly that) and graduate to a soft child’s toothbrush or spring for a specially designed, long-

handled “pet” toothbrush, if sticking your finger in the back of your dog’s mouth grosses you out. For the introduction to dental care it is perfectly all right to cheat a little. A little garlic powder on a wet toothbrush is a great motivator. It also helps, at the beginning, to be less goal oriented. Allowing a pup to chew at a garlic-y brush is a great way to set up a situation where having a scrubby thing in the mouth is a good experience. Avoid forceful restraint — pinning your dog in a headlock — rather, make it a bonding

experience and always praise and reward your pet for its cooperation. Toothpaste is simply a flavoring to enhance the acceptance of having a brush in the mouth at all; it’s the mechanical action of rubbing that removes the plaque. We don’t use people toothpaste because of the fluoride. People can spit it out, dogs can’t. Recently, on the market, are a variety of spray or gels that stimulate enzymes in the saliva preventing plaque build-up. They can be used with a toothbrush, applied with a finger, sprayed onto the tooth surface and some are added to a dog’s drinking water. When these first appeared, I thought they were too good to be true. But they do work. Toothaches hurt dogs just as they hurt us. You wouldn’t want to spend day after day with a toothache or other dental problem and neither does your dog. Dog dental care can be simple and inexpensive if you take the time to monitor your dog’s teeth and ensure you address dental problems before they can become serious. Taking care of your dog’s dental needs will help ensure your dog will be around to spend many happy years with you.

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what to do ‘Returning Catholics’ Series begins Feb. 23

If you are a Baptized Catholic but have been away from the church for any reason, please consider attending our six week series at St. Peter Catholic Church, beginning on Feb. 23 and continuing through the remaining Thursdays of Lent. Each session begins at 10:30 a.m. and ends at noon, and is led by lay persons and deacons of the parish. Meetings will be helped in the Adult Ed Room of the education wing. There is no pressure to make any commitment; the series is intended to offer a bridge for anyone thinking about returning to the practice of their faith. For more info or questions e-mail

Upcoming classes offered at ArtLofts

Here are upcoming art classes offered at ArtLofts, located at 208-B Carteret St,: • Oil Painting Workshop with Mary Grayson Segars will be held Feb 27, 28, 29 from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Cost is $150. Call 812-9509 or go by ArtLofts to register.

Creative classes held at Carolina Stamper

Carolina Stamper is located at 203 Carteret St., where the bubbles blow. • Precious Metal Clay Class with artist Barbara McGuire: Friday, February 24, from 3-8 p.m. $75+materials, Create a beautiful silver clay bird to be worn as a pendant. • Earrings by Design Class with artist Barbara McGuire on Saturday, February 25th-10:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. $85+materials. Join polymer clay artist, Barbara McGuire and learn to make two unique pairs of earrings. • Silver Soldering Class with artist Barbara McGuire on Sunday, February 26 from 12-4 p.m. Create a beautiful silver soldered piece to wear and enjoy. • Gold Filled Beaded Bracelet & Earring Class on Feb. 29 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. $32+materials. Learn to make a bracelet and earrings using gold filled (or sterling silver) beads and crystals. Call for details: 843-522-9966.

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TCL to hold series of photography courses

The Technical College of the Lowcountry Division of Continuing Education will offer a series of photography classes taught by professional photographers. Classes will be appropriate for beginners through advanced, as noted, and will be held in February and March.

Women’s challenge quilts will be on display

The Sea Island Quilters will exhibit The 2012 “Women’s Words of Wisdom” challenge quilts at USC-Beaufort Performing Arts Center Gallery, with an opening reception on Friday, February 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Winners of the challenge will be announced at this time. Quilts will remain on display through Sunday, March 4. For details, call Ellen Roberts at (843) 838-9857 or email

American Association of University Women meet

The Beaufort Branch of American Association of University Women will meet on Tuesday, February 28, 6 p.m. at TCL Beaufort campus building 23. The guest speaker will be Chris Taggart the director of the Born to Read Program. For details contact Diana Steele, president at 522-2796 or

Beaufort Writers meet

Beaufort Writers meets every second and fourth Tuesday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Lady’s Island Airport Conference Room. The next meeting will be February 28.

Beaufort Dog to hold advanced training class

Beaufort Dog is enrolling for an Advanced Training class. This class will focus on dealing with distractions while in “real world” situations like walking on a leash. This is a precursor for therapy dog training as well. Please call 812-5394 to pre-register.

French wine tasting offered at Habersham

Please join Debbi Covington on Sunday, February 26 for a French Wine Tasting at The Green Room at Habersham. John Paul from Total Wines in Charleston will offer the libations and caterer Covington will be preparing a scrumptious menu! They will be pairing two white wines, two red wines and one champagne with five small plates. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. Cost is $45 per person. Make your reservation by contacting Jamie at 843-815-7464 or

Applications available for Zonta scholarships

The Zonta Club of Beaufort is once again giving one $1,000 Working Women’s Scholarship and one $1,000 Scholarship for graduating high school seniors. All applicants must reside in Beaufort County north of the Broad River. All applications must be received in the mail by the deadline of April 13. Please send to P.O. Box 2234, Beaufort, SC 29901. Email to request a specific application.

Local All Pro Dad Day Chapter to meet

Fathers and students will gather for breakfast, family fun, and a little encouragement at next month’s All Pro Dad’s Day on Friday, March 2, at 7 a.m. in the Coosa Elementary School Gym. This month’s meeting topic is “Being Detailed Oriented” where you’ll learn practical methods for being a better dad and enjoy some quality time with your kids. There is no charge for this event, but you must RSVP to as space is limited and a headcount in needed for breakfast, complements of Chick-fil-A. For more information, please contact Mike Mashke, Team Captain at 843.525.5154.

Black Chamber to hold networking event

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will have its First Friday Networking Event on March 2 at Whale Branch Elementary School located at 15 Stuart Point Road, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. James J Davis Early Learning Center and Whale Branch Elementary Young Artist Showcase for 2012 will feature artwork from students in grades K-4. This showcase is presented in recognition of Youth Art Month. Housing counselors will be in attendance to discuss the South Carolina Mortgage Help program that is designed to help homeowners who may be facing foreclosure. Drawings, prizes and refreshments. Details call 986-1102.

CAPA to host 18th annual golf challenge

Area golfers of all skill levels are gearing up for the 18th Annual CAPA Golf Challenge, hosted by Waste Management, set for an 11 a.m. shotgun start on Friday, March 16 at Hampton Hall Club Golf Course. Register as a team of four or individually for this Texas Shamble tournament. Teams register for $520 and individuals for $140. All players receive a round of golf at Hampton Hall, practice

range and balls, tee gift, box lunch, course beverages and entry into the Players’ Awards Party (immediately following play) with two drink tickets. All golfers have a chance to win $10,000 hole-inone prize! Men and women of any golf skill level are invited to play. All proceeds benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) of Beaufort County. To register, visit or call 843.524.4350. Deadline to register is Friday, March 2.

A call for artists for Artist Showcase 2012

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce announces the Artist Showcase 2012 scheduled for May 25-26 in historic downtown Beaufort. Artists must submit their application by April 1 to secure exhibit space which is limited to 20. The 10th annual event is open to local and visiting exhibitors presenting original and print work in a range of media to include paintings, folk art, basket weaving and mixed media. The Artist Showcase will be open at Sea Island Best Western, 1015 Bay Street, Beaufort, on May 25 from Noon until 8 p.m. A free reception from 5 until 7 p.m. will feature popular recording artist Mahoganee. The show will be open May 26 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Artists may obtain an application at the chamber office or via emailed request to More online at

Trusting your authentic voice: yoga and writing

Connect with memories that beg to be told. Tap into and trust your inner voice. Only you can tell your own story from your truth within. Yoga’s tradition of wisdom will open your heart and mind to allow you to clearly hear that authentic voice, and through a method of writing that releases the niggling self-critic, you will breathe life into your wisdom on the written page. Join Kathy Folsom and Katherine Tandy Brown on Saturday, February 25 from 1 until 5 p.m. for an inspiring combination of yoga and writing in Yoga Chandra’s lovely waterfront studio at Lady’s Island Marina. During the afternoon, participants will relax and energize through breathwork, guided meditation and asanas or poses, and will write slices of memoir. The fee is $45 per person. Plan to arrive 15 minutes before the workshop begins. Bring a journal and several pens. Contact Katherine at (843) 379-5886, ktandybrown@ or Kathy at (843) 812-6099,

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