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Oysters, Irish and prom dresses ST. PETER’S OYSTER ROAST & MICROBREW FESTIVAL

Come out for the fourth annual St. Peter’s Oyster Roast & Microbrew Festival on Saturday, March 2. The fun starts early this year with a new addition, the 5K run/walk and a 1 mile fun run. The course winds through beautiful Old Town Port Royal and also takes in the natural beauty of the Lowcountry at The Sands. This is a great opportunity for experienced runners and beginners. The run starts at 11 a.m. and the first 200 entrants will receive a commemorative long-sleeve T-shirt. The awards will be held after the race, and then transition right into the oyster roast. Take advantage of a $10 discount off the ticket price with your race registration! The oyster roast will begin at 1 p.m. at the Live Oaks Park in Port Royal, and the organizers are ready for a great day of local oysters and food, music, microbrews, a live auction and an area for kids. Tickets will be available at the gate. Proceeds from this year’s Oyster Roast & Microbrew Festival will help fund security upgrades to St. Peter’s Catholic School facility. Our changing society requires schools to remain vigilant and ensure children have a safe place to learn and grow. Please consider a sponsorship to help us fund these important improvements.


Many would-be-Irish (and some who are Irish) will join in this joyous celebration of


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Above: Happy attendees at last year’s oyster roast. Lower left: Shoveling roasted oysters last year during St. Peter’s Oyster Roast & Microbrew Festival in Live Oak Park. Irish history, music, food and culture during an “Evening in Ireland” in conjunction with the Beaufort Irish Festival on Friday, March 1 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Habersham Marketplace. The evening street festival, as a part of the ongoing First Friday series sponsored by 94.5 the Coast and Butler Chrysler Dodge Jeep, will feature authentic Irish music by award-winning entertainer Frank Emerson and local favorite Billy Drysdale. An array of fine Irish foods such as cottage pie, corned beef, and Irish stew will be served from select Marketplace restaurants along with pints of Murphy’s Irish Ale. Join friends on the street with a pint or glass of wine and tap your feet to the sounds and culture of Ireland. “We are so pleased to be hosting ‘An Evening in Ireland’ in the Habersham Marketplace,” stated Beaufort Irish Festival coordinator Brenda Hill. “Celebrating the rich Irish traditions and cultural heritage really translates to a fun-filled evening with the good-hearted Irish people of our area in an inspired setting with fine Irish food and music.” The Habersham Marketplace is located at 13 Market St. just off of Joe Frazier Road in Beaufort. For more information, visit www.


The Junior Service League of Beaufort ( JSLB) is hosting the JSLB Prom Boutique on Saturday, March 3. They are looking for gently used formal and semi-formal dresses for young women who wish to attend their high school prom in Beaufort County but may not be able to afford a dress. All sizes, lengths and styles are appreciated. With the help of the community and school administrators, the Junior Service League of Beaufort will invite girls to attend the JSLB Prom Boutique from 2 to 6 p.m., at the Academy of Career Excellence, 80 Lowcountry Drive, in Ridgeland, where the girls will have the boutique to themselves to try on as many dresses as they want with a friend or family member. For more information, call 843-566-4686 or go to

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Tim Lovett makes the outdoors fun at Higher Ground. see page 16 INDEX

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news news briefS Treasurer’s Office saving taxpayers’s money

After teaming up with the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, the Beaufort County Treasurer’s office is saving taxpayers $41,000 in postage costs. “Our goal and responsibility to the taxpayers of Beaufort County is to be the most efficient and cost effective department we can be. We are excited about this new partnership with the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles and the significant cost savings this partnership will mean for Beaufort County. This is one of many ways we have reduced spending and we look forward to continuing to find new and innovative ways to save taxpayers’ money”, said Beaufort County Treasurer Doug Henderson. In this new collaborative effort, the SCDMV will mail one document that will contain both the customer’s vehicle registration and their vehicle property tax receipt. Previously, the Treasurer’s office and the SCDMV sent separate mailings, doubling the postage costs.

Sheriff ’s Office investigating stabbing

The Beaufort County Sheriff ’s Office is investigating a stabbing incident that left a Beaufort man seriously injured. Just after 10 p.m., Sheriff ’s deputies responded to a reported stabbing victim in the area of Joe Frazier Road and Godwin Rd. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with a 47-year-old male suffering from multiple stab wounds and lacerations to his upper body. The victim was initially transported to Beaufort Memorial Hospital but later flown to MUSC where he remains for additional treatment of multiple injuries. The victim advised that he was walking home from a friend’s house when he was attacked by two men who repeatedly punched and stabbed him with a knife. The victim identified one of the suspects as an acquaintance with which he’d had an ongoing dispute. Investigators have identified two persons of interest in the attack, however, no arrests have been as of yet. Anyone with information is asked to contact either Investigator Cpl. A. Rice at 843255-3429 or Crimestoppers. Make the call, stay anonymous, earn a reward: To report crime, citizens can call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC (274-6372) or text the word TIPSC with a message to CRIMES (274637).

United Way, USCB to celebrate ‘Read Across America’ As part of the nationwide celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday March 1, United Way of the Lowcountry and The University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) are partnering to spread the love of reading. From 2-5 p.m. on Friday, March 1, the library lawn at USCB’s Hilton Head Gateway campus located on Hwy 278 in Bluffton will sport tables, tents and happy readers celebrating the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. Local authors and USCB faculty members will take center stage on the steps of the library and read from their favorite children’s books. Some will read in languages other than English. Geisel published 46 children’s books, known for their imaginative and cartoonish characters and compelling rhymes — which helped capture the interest of very young readers. Some of his best-known books include “Green Eggs and Ham,” “The Cat in the Hat,” “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish,” “Horton Hatches the Egg,” “Horton Hears a Who!” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” As part of the local Read Across America project, United Way of the Lowcountry and USCB are seeking favorite quotes from favorite books from Beaufort and Jasper county residents. The quotes will be featured in social media postings about Read Across America. To share, email Ann-Marie Adams at AAdams@ United Way of the Lowcountry is recruiting volunteers to tutor in eight Beaufort and Jasper county elementary schools. The goal is to have students reading at grade level by fourth grade. Already some 300 people are volunteering their time and talent, but United Way needs a minimum of 600 volunteer tutors to

if you go What: An afternoon celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday with reading, games, storytellers, face painting and crafts When: Friday, March 1, 2-5 p.m. Where: Library Lawn, University of South Carolina Beaufort, One University Boulevard, Bluffton Details: • 2:15 p.m. Reader: Tim D. Johnston, Author & Publisher Reading: “Where the Wild Things Are” by Mauric Sendak. • 2:30 p.m.: Reader: Joan C. Harris, Author Reading: “Clyde’s Dog” by J. C. Fewell (12 storybook page) 2:45 p.m.: Reader: Alex Moody, Writer & Editor. Reading: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (parts of first 2 chapters) 3 p.m.: Reader: Stephanie Austin Edwards, Author. Reading: “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss achieve the goal. Tina Gentry, new CEO of United Way of the Lowcountry, hopes the Read Across America event will encourage additional reading tutors to sign up to help elementary school students achieve grade level reading by the time they enter fourth grade. For details about volunteer tutoring opportunities, contact Jill Briggs at 843-837-2000. USCB is a regional leader in teaching teachers and boosting literacy through their Early Childhood and Elementary Education baccalaureate degree programs. The university is hosting this week’s Read Across America event through its Education Club. The afternoon events are free to all.

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7 smart uses for your tax refund You finished your tax returns and discovered you’ll be receiving a nice refund. You’re not alone. The IRS reports that the average American received a refund of nearly $3,000 in 2011. But before you start dreaming of a tropical vacation or a shopping spree, consider how that money could help you shore up your financial situation. Here are seven suggestions to consider. Pay off credit card debt. Maintaining any balance — but especially the maximum — on a high-interest credit card costs you money every month. Pay off or cut down your balance and, depending on your account balance, you could save hundreds of dollars in interest fees this year. Boost your emergency fund. Experts recommend stashing the equivalent of three to six months’ worth of income in an emergency fund. If your account is low, has been depleted or doesn’t exist yet, use your refund to help cover your expenses in an emergency. Ramp up retirement savings. According to a 2012 poll by the Pew Research Center, approximately 38 percent of U.S. adults are not confident they’ll have the money to retire. If you’ve gotten behind in your savings, this may be the place to put your tax refund. Depending on your situation,

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The grander scheme of things: Part III By Danette Vernon

I remember reading, on a number of occasions, that if you manage to read 50 books on a particular topic you would most likely reach “expert” on the subject. Yet, where might the application of this information come to the fore? I remember as a college student, honing my budding art therapy skills while working as a short-term employee on a mental ward. One man who came through our doors could quote chapter and verse the many methods of dealing with alcoholism, yet he complained of an imaginary cat running through his room at night. He knew what to do, he had all of the information, but he was on the ward for Delirium Tremens (DT’s), described on the net as the “alcohol withdrawal syndrome from Hell.” So “knowing” isn’t enough, no matter how much you know. I would suggest as an alternative to “reading” about transforming your life that you try a little kinesthetic learning. My friend Kyle Shivers, musician, meditation facilitator, life coach, and writer, suggests you actually walk around in change, make your home in it, so to speak. I have simplified, for the sake of space, the steps that he provides wanting to focus more on Kyle’s experience with his own advice:

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I would suggest as an alternative to reading about transforming your life, that you try a little kinesthetic learning. Writer and life coach Kyle Shivers offers three steps that will help you actually walk around in change. Kyle goes on to say that he is not, afraid to share his own personal experience with this exercise, and sharing his may help you to better understand the third step. Kyle writes, “The ‘me I want to be’ is very wealthy. He is a giver. He dresses a certain way, he eats certain foods, he has several houses in several states, and other countries. He’s an author, a healer, a Spiritual teacher, he works for God. He is happy and vibrant. He is very loving and kind. He plays music, he is an artist, he travels, and anyone who comes into contact with him, receives healing. “So the first thing I did was go to Goodwill and buy some short-sleeved linen shirts, and some light-colored pants. I began to dress as if I were the guy in my Step 2. Then I began to eat different foods. I began to eat the kind of food that the Step 2 guy would eat. I began to talk like him. I began to act as he would act when I was speaking with others, no matter if it was with friends, co-workers, or with the cashier at the grocery store. I began to write a book.

I began going to school and learning healing techniques. I began holding meditations, traveling to different cities and leading workshops. I try and remain healthy and happy and vibrant, and I offer healing vibrations to everyone I meet or come into contact with. I rarely wear the color black anymore, and when I do, it is when I’m painting and it is a shirt that I can mess up. I write in my journal and anywhere else with a blue pen, and not black. I have changed my behavior with my wife, my behavior towards work I have gone ahead and become this person who I described in my Step 2 as much as possible right now. Am I perfectly him yet? No. You would probably not look at my bank account and deem me ‘wealthy.’ However, I have lost fear and insecurity about money, and I FEEL WEALTHY. Do I have tough moments? Tough days? Do I still have some less-than-desirable habits that the guy in Step 2 does not have? Yes. But look at me go!” For information on Kyle Shivers, please visit his site:

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March of Dimes celebrates 75 years of healthy births Guinevere Knopp, the 75th baby born in Beaufort this year at Beaufort Memorial Hospital, has a better chance for a long and healthy life than earlier generations, thanks to 75 years of health advances made possible in part by the March of Dimes. Guinevere was born at 8:05 a.m. on January 18, 2013, to Matthew and Lori Knopp. “The birth of every baby is a joy and something to celebrate,” said Ashley Lindquist, Community Director for the March of Dimes. “Babies like Guinevere, born in this March of Dimes anniversary year, represent how far we have come in infant health — and how much more we can do for our babies. We’re thrilled to be working together with Beaufort Memorial Hospital toward a day when every baby gets a healthy start in life. “ About 4 million babies are born in the

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I do not feel that joyful payment is required By Cherimie Crane Weatherford

Standing at the entrance of the seemingly endless black hole that was the hallway to my parent’s bedroom during a strong Southern storm, explaining to my father the unfortunate misplacement of my little sister while playing Cowgirls and Indians in the woods, confessing to my third grade math teacher that it was, in fact, me who tied my unsuspecting soundly sleeping classmate to his desk — all are engraved in the fear folder of my peculiar mind. The roller coaster-like anticipation — the foreboding sound of the clicking as height increases and time before the descending

dive disappears — the anticipation is almost as bad as the actual occurrence. Digging deep into the storage of strength that is carefully protected and nurtured for times such as this, I rely on sheer grit and caffeine. It is tax season, y’all. The mounting pressure of my numerical nemesis sits ominously atop a desk that was once well organized, cloaked in seemingly innocent intent. Unable to find one more possible thing to polish, organize, paint, repaint, clean or reconfigure, I am left with the undeniable chore that is sitting still and putting together this maze of mathematics that will only result in certain depression

and a big check. Avoiding the shining smiling faces that is anyone who receives the elusive creature known as a refund, I can do nothing but scowl. Undoubtedly the state of our union necessitates the more than morsel size bite that is Uncle Sam. I believe in paying my bills; however, I do not feel that joyful payment is either a requirement or a patriotic obligation. Three-hundred and sixty-five days of hard work, missing perfectly good fishing, foregoing at least 17 pairs of heart-stopping shoes and collecting receipts in every cubby does nothing to lessen the mountain of misery that is compiling numbers.

letter to the editor Beaufort County administration apparently ignored its own ordinance for the 1 mill sales tax road projects which required a complete cost estimate and schedule be submitted to County Council before construction commenced. In answer to my Freedom of Information (FOI) requests, the administration failed to provide that required submission. Multiple FOI requests produced the following cost information: • The new Lady’s Island bridge and road widening overspent by $14 million (40%) • Forecast overspending on Boundary Street U.S. 21 widening: $10.2 million

(43%). • Estimated overspending on Bluffton Parkway is $21.9 million (36%). • Underspending of $11.1 million (28%) on US 278 widening, if scope of work still same as original plan. • Under spending of $6.7 million (51%) on US 278 frontage roads, if scope of work same as original plan. • Five other projects with smaller over and under spending netted overspending of $2.6 million. • Two other projects appear to be in limbo or stopped. Wow! $48.6 million spent above plan on several projects with a possible saving

of $17.8 million on two others, if scope has not been reduced. In my opinion, county administration is concealing poor performance from the public on all construction projects. Transparency on the county website is needed that is comparable to that found on Beaufort School District’s quarterly financial reports on their website. Planning, management and visibility are needed for construction projects of Beaufort County. Council, a policymaking group, needs to develop requirements that ensure proper public disclosures on their website. Jim Bequette, Lady’s Island

I am more of a big picture girl; the devil is not only in the details but also in the sitting still. God understands as he is sending rain down giving me no other option but to face the arduous non-adventure. If this taxing chore was not piled neatly before me, this article could go on and on, as I would do anything to get out of reliving every expense of 2012. Forge on I must, obscenities likely to fly, confusion eminent and questioning of working so hard certain to follow. Just as any dreaded task, the worry, the wait and the wading in the waters of excuse are worse than the task itself.

LOWCOUNTRY BROIL Tree trimming needs to keep ‘Lowcountry look’

I read with interest the recent article in The Island News and The Beaufort Gazette regarding a Beaufort arborist working with DOT to trim trees in Beaufort and Port Royal in an effort “to improve traffic safety and to protect the health of the urban forest.” The article stated that “Our trees, especially our oaks, are an essential part of our Lowcountry look, history and ecology.” I could not help but wish that county government and DOT would be as concerned about all the trees in the Lowcountry when they are trimming. I realize that DOT has guidelines, especially when trimming to keep limbs away from utility lines, but it is a shame how they have left “our Lowcountry look”, including “our oaks” where they have trimmed. When one drives down Highway 21 toward Hunting Island and along the back roads of our beautiful St. Helena island, one sees the horrible way in which trees have been left as a result of “trimming.” In some places, the landscape has been destroyed, not to mention the trees. It is a shame that this has happened and it basically says, “we don’t care” to everyone who lives here as well as those who visit. There could be a better way, with planning, which has apparently happened based on what Beaufort and Port Royal have accomplished. County government and DOT, couldn’t we plan better to preserve all the “Lowcountry look?”

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Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. If everyone who is 50 years old or older were screened regularly, as many as 60% of deaths from this cancer could be avoided. Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, more than 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it.

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The risk of getting colorectal cancer increases with age. More than 90% of cases occur in people who are 50 years old or older. If you’re 50 years old or older, getting a screening test for colorectal cancer could save your life. Here’s how— • Colorectal cancer screening tests can find precancerous polyps so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. In this way, colorectal cancer is prevented. • Screening tests also can find colorectal cancer early, when treatment often leads to a cure.

What Are the Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer?

Precancerous polyps and colorectal cancer don’t always cause symptoms, especially at first. You could have polyps or colorectal cancer and not know it. That is why having a screening test is so important. Symptoms for colorectal cancer may include— • Blood in or on the stool (bowel movement). • Stomach pain, aches, or cramps that do not go away. • Losing weight and you don’t know why. These symptoms may be caused by something other than cancer. If you’re having any of these symptoms, the only way to know what is causing them is to see your doctor.

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Bands, Brews & BBQ couldn’t be stopped By Lanier Laney

Big-hearted Beaufortonians braved buckets of rain this past weekend to come out to Port Royal and support Bands, Brews & BBQ, a fundraiser for one of their favorite charities, Friends of Caroline Hospice. This year, 35 of the best competitive cook teams from around the state cooked wings, ribs and butts in this official South Carolina Barbecue Association event. Stepping up the competition a major notch this year, the event’s winner, Tim Handy of JT’s BarBQ, will be one of only three teams from South Carolina invited to compete in the World Food Championships in Las Vegas later this year in November. This seems particularly fitting, as Parris Island is the apparent birthplace of barbecue in America. Archaeologists say they found the first pit there and the “layers” show it started with the local Native American style “pit” that the Spanish then added pork to when they landed there and brought pigs to North America in 1566. That makes this the 447th year they have been doing pork style barbecues in Port Royal, and thus the United States. Bands, Brews & BBQ had stellar bands performing this year including Blue Dogs from Charleston, with the Cluster Shucks opening. Saturday featured the Accomplices from Savannah, with the Bull Grapes from Frogmore opening. Here are some pics for you, see if you can recognize your friends:

save the date • March 16, Pink Ice Ball: The Nu Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will hold its Pink Ice Ball at 7 p.m. at the Marriot ballroom in Hilton Head. The annual event raises money for scholarships for high school seniors in Beaufort and Jasper counties. The evening will include dinner and live music. Details and tickets call 843-522-8844. • March 16, Beaufort Academy’s Shamrock Shakedown FUNraiser: From 7 p.m. to Midnight at Q on Bay, 822 Bay Street, Beaufort. Enjoy great food, DJ and dancing, a silent auction, beer and wine, cash bar and more. For more information, call 843-524-3393, or visit www.

From Left: Heidi Owen, Executive Director of Friends of Caroline Hospice; Logan Crowther, Chairman of Bands, Brews and BBQ; Quentin Tedder, South Carolina Barbecue Association (SCBA) Marshal; Grand Champion Tim Handy of JT’s BBQ; and Barbara Tedder, SCBA Marshal.

• March 22, Barn Dance and Dinner: The Beaufort County Open Land Trust will be hosting this boot stompin’ event will take place at their Widgeon Point Barn located on Lemon Island starting at 6 p.m. Tickets to this event are $50 for current OLT members and $75 for non-members. They are available online at or by calling 843-521-2175. • March 30, Beaufort Beauties Contest: This fundraiser for four local charities is set for Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. at The Shed in Port Royal. The event will be hosted by former Saturday Night Live alum and Happy Winos columnist Terry Sweeney, as his hilarious character “Lucinda Ravenel.” Watch prominent local businessmen put their best ‘heel’ forward by dressing as women and competing in a beauty pageant. Tickets and information available at Main Street Beaufort, USA 101 West St, Beaufort, SC 29902. Call 843-525-6644.

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And the ‘best dressed’ Oscar goes to ... By Laura Trask

Screen Gods. That is how we view those who make their way down the Red Carpet on Oscar night. Like so many aspects of our culture, the origin of the Red Carpet dates back to ancient Greece and the age old struggle between mortals and the Gods. In a play by Aeschylus written in 458 BC, a red carpet is rolled out for King Agamemnon by his wife Clytaemnestra after returning victoriously from battle. Agamemnon, knowing that only the Gods are allowed such a luxury, refuses the grandiose gesture, which of course angers the queen and ultimately ends in tragedy — much like the fate that befalls the poor starlet who wears the wrong dress with the wrong shoes with the wrong jewelry only to meet her fate in tomorrow’s tabloids. The Red Carpets of today, which are rolled out in Hollywood for award show season are definitely no less drama-filled with all of us mere mortals anticipating the arrival of our favorite stars with the ever present question in our minds: what and who will they be wearing? The relationship between celebrity and fashion is an important one to both the designers and the stars. One of the greatest coups for a fashion house is to dress an Oscar winner, a feat that launched designer Elle Saab from virtual obscurity to instant star when Halle Berry wore his creation the year she won best actress. She was the first African American woman to

laura’s fashion file win the award, which made the win even more historic. Stars went out in a shimmer rather than a blaze of glory at this year’s Oscars. Yes, there were a few in dark colored gowns and some in unforgivable shades — Jane Fonda for one was not going to be missed in her neon yellow nighttime soap opera number! Peach, gray and white dominated the color trend as was best demonstrated by the Dior Couture gown worn by Best Actress winner Jennifer Lawrence. She owned her queen of everything status and looked like a true princess, even with her enthusiastic trip on the stairs when heading up to claim her Oscar ... ball gowns and stilettos often don’t get along. Some in this category were misses, such as Anne Hathaway, Best Supporting Actress, who added a diamond choker to her cream-colored Prada halter top gown. Although the necklace was stunning, the dress and the necklace seemed in competition for the viewers’ attention. The other problem was the ill-fitting top portion of the dress. The breast pleats were distracting and again took away from the whole effect. The actress reportedly choose the dress only three hours before the show, which may account for some of these styling missteps.

Clockwise from above: Best Actress winner Jennifer Lawrence. Best Supporting Actress Anne Hathaway. Jane Fonda in not-so-attractive neon yellow.

Jessica Chastain wore a shimmering peachy Armani Prive gown and added Veronica Lake waves to her hair and bold red lips which took this ethereal look and sexed it up! The ever-versatile strapless, mermaid shape was one of the top trends of the evening in a variety of colors and materials. Although a seemingly easy choice to highlight one curves, this shape is not always the most flattering on just any body type. Helen Hunt shocked reporters when she revealed that her dress came from H&M, not typically a designer you hear

mentioned by a superstar when they are walking the red carpet — not to mentioned someone who is nominated for Best Supporting Actress. Be sure H&M will be launching a new evening gown division in the future. All in all, the gowns and the actors stayed pretty safe this year, which makes one wonder: Did the CBS memo prior to the Grammy’s calling for artists to step up their game and keep their privates private in an attempt to “keep the airwaves free of obscenities and nudity” have an effect on red carpet decorum?! Regardless of the reason, hopefully next year there will be some fashion risks taken and some new daring designers’ careers made!

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Annual Adventure Biathlon on Hunting Island Kayakers, paddle boarders, runners & spectators will fill Hunting Island State Park on Saturday March 9 for the 9th Annual Adventure Biathlon which is presented by the Sea Island Rotary Club of Beaufort. The race starts at 2 p.m. when more than 200 participants take to the water in kayaks and stand-up paddle boards in the Hunting Island lagoon and race for 6 miles returning back at the launch site. Upon beaching their boats and boards, the running leg commences. Runners will race 4.5 mile trail course through a pristine forest. Participants can paddle and run solo or form a team made up of tandem paddlers and runners, or form a relay team. Arrangements have been made for interested entrants who do not have a kayak to rent one from Higher Ground or the Kayak Farm on St. Helena Island. Higher Ground is also pairing up individuals who want to be on a team and need a buddy. It’s called an Adventure Biathlon because each year unexpected challenges are introduced along the way.

The challenges are normally announced just before the start of the race. For example, one year the runners had to complete the run with their paddle in hand. In other years, runners had to stop and do push-ups and sit-ups, crawl under mesh nets or hurdle over stumps. “The objective of this event is to have fun and raise money for our local charities,” says Rion Salley, Sea Island Rotary Club President. “Our signature charities

include: CAPA (Child Abuse Prevention Association), Hope Haven of the Lowcountry, Lowcountry, Habitat for Humanity, and various Rotary service projects.” “The Adventure Biathlon is a lot of fun and, as a fundraiser, is second only to the club’s Annual Shrimp Race held during the fall at the Beaufort Shrimp Festival. For the past several years we have been able to donate more than $50,000 annually toward charity,” says Salley. “This is a wonderful way to help charity and compete in a unique athletic event.” Race organizer, Mike Mashke, says the event attracts participants from all over the Southeast U.S. The location of this event is spectacular and its uniqueness is a great draw. This is truly a one of a kind experience. Sea Island Rotary Club is a part of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of 1.2 million members dedicated to improving education, health and living conditions worldwide. For more information and to register go to www. Also, see the event on Facebook.

bhs wrestlers have an outstanding season Beaufort High has four wrestlers named to the South All-Star Squad for the 2013 North-South Wrestling Tournament — the most ever named for Beaufort High in a single season. Those are Trey Arant, Codrian Smalls, Clint Wright and Tyler Wilson. Recently, Beaufort High also had nine wrestlers at the SC 4A Lower State Tournament qualify to compete in the 4A State Tournament — the most the school has ever had in a single season. Trey Arant and Clint Wright won the tournament becoming 4A Lower State Champions. Jake Sharp, Tyler Wilson and Codrian Smalls each finished in second place. Forrest Kimbrell finished third while William Spann, Kentrell Seabrook, and Michael Holmes each finished fourth. Trey Arant and Clint Wright will be making their third appearance at the State Tournament; Tyler Wilson and Forrest Kimbrell will be making their second appearance. Clint Wright and Trey Arant have each also reached several important milestones in their wrestling careers this season that have earned them places in the

South Carolina High School League’s Wrestling record books. When a wrestler reaches the milestone of 60 or more career pins they are listed in the state records. When wrestlers reach the milestone of 100 or more career

wins they are also listed in the State records. Clint Wright entered the state tournament with 142 career wins and 90 career pins. Trey Arant entered the state tournament with 114 career wins and 80 career pins. Clint Wright is first on the

Beaufort High Career Win and Career Pin list, Trey Arant is 3rd on the career win list and second on the career pin list. Trey Arant has also broken the Beaufort High record for most career reversals with 104.

Top left: Trey Arant, 4A Lower State Champion, three time state qualifier and South Team All Star. Four pictures on the top right, starting in the middle and going clockwise: Tyler Wilson, 2 time State Qualifier and South Team All Star; Forrest Kimbrell, 2 time State Qualifier; Michael Holmes, State Qualifier; Codrian Smalls, State Qualifier and South Team All Star. Bottom right: Clint Wright, 4A Lower State Champion, 3 time state qualifier & South Team All Star. Three pictures on Bottom left, starting at the top long picture and moving clock wise Kentrell Seabrook, State Qualifier; Jake Sharp, State Qualifier; William Spann, State Qualifier.

YMCA Tiger Sharks Swim Team ranked fourth in SC The Tiger Sharks competed in the South Carolina YMCA State Championship on February 23 and 24 against YMCA’s throughout the state and were deservingly ranked fourth among all participating swim teams. More than 40 children competed in this two-day swim meet and in addition to this great team accomplishment; the Y team had numerous individual high point winners as well. Some individual highlights include the following: In the 7-8 age group, Lily Bostwick placed fifth, Skylar Bruner placed fourth for the girls, while JP Barras placed third for the boys. In the 9-10 age group, Niklas Kronlein placed fourth, Timothy Barras and Cohen Bruner tied for second place for the boys. In the 13-14 age group, Elliot Gayken placed third for the boys. Sarah Avera placed eighth in the 11-12 aged girls, while Laura Barras placed sixth in the 15-18 aged girls. Congratulations on these outstanding accomplishments! The spring season for the Tigersharks swim team will start on April 8. For more information on the team and swimming, please visit the Wardle Family YMCA in Port Royal or Pictured in photo at left is Timothy Barras, JP Barras and Cohen Bruner. the island news | february 28 - march 6, 2013 |


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School board narrows superintendent finalist list The Beaufort County Board of Education narrowed its list of finalists for district superintendent from three to two, and members planned site visits next week to both of the remaining candidates’ home districts. The two remaining finalists are Gloria J. Davis, currently superintendent of the 9,100-student Decatur Public Schools in Decatur, Ill., and Jeffrey Moss, currently superintendent of the 9,850-student Lee County Schools in Sanford, N.C. No longer a finalist is Kathryn LeRoy, director

of high school programs for Duval County Public Schools in Jacksonville, Fla. Each of the three finalists visited Beaufort County for a pair of interviews as well as for question-and-answer sessions with district employees and community forums that were televised on the Beaufort County Channel. Comments on the finalists were forwarded to Board of Education members for their consideration in the decision-making process. Board Chair Bill Evans and board members Evva Anderson, Michael Rivers

and Mike Sanz visited the Sanford, N.C., district of Moss. The four board members will then leave for a trip to visit the Decatur, Ill., district of Davis. “We had extensive and detailed discussions that all 11 board members participated in, and the fact that we narrowed the field instead of making a final decision is a reflection of the quality of our remaining finalists,” Evans said. “I also want to emphasize the significant consideration that board members gave to comments we received from educators

and community members following the forums.” Ray and Associates, an Iowa-based firm hired by the Board to coordinate the national search, received 122 applications from candidates in 42 states. The consultants conducted background checks on the applicants and brought 11 candidates to the board, which interviewed seven before announcing the three finalists. The Board’s goal is to have a new superintendent under contract in the next week.

145 qualify as junior scholars with high PSAT scores One hundred and forty-five Beaufort County eighthgraders have met the qualifications for being named Junior Scholars by the South Carolina Department of Education. The number of qualifying students in 2012 was 10 more than in 2010 and a dramatic increase from the 88 students who qualified five years ago. Of Beaufort County’s 145 honorees, 144 were students in district schools and one was a home-schooled student. The Junior Scholars Program was developed by the South Carolina Department of Education to identify eighth-graders with exceptional academic

talent and to develop strategies for inclusion into special programs. The program includes a process for screening, identifying and recognizing students with high scholastic achievement and intellectual ability. Eligible students include those who score 50 or higher on the PSAT (preliminary SAT) in verbal, math, or writing or those who participated in Duke University’s Talent Identification Program (TIP) during their seventh-grade years, who met the eligibility requirements as outlined by that program and were identified and recognized by Duke TIP. Students who qualify as Junior Scholars receive an

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award of merit from the South Carolina Department of Education as well as information regarding summer academic experiences sponsored by South Carolina colleges and universities. They can use that special recognition to bolster their applications to colleges and universities. The 145 students and their parents were honored at an annual Junior Scholars Banquet sponsored by the Beaufort County School District. “It’s wonderful to see so many students earn this kind of statewide academic recognition,” said Acting Superintendent Jackie Rosswurm.

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BA stays busy during Interim Session Under former headmaster Dr. Randy Wall’s leadership, the Interim Session was created for the purpose of expanding student’s horizons through travel, internships and community service. In 2013, the Interim Session has been scheduled for one week, March 4-8 for grades 5th-12th. Community Service: Community service projects will be led by Beaufort Academy faculty or staff to local nonprofit organizations, indigenous landscape projects and animal shelters. Internships: Available for seniors, this year internships have been arranged with: Beaufort Memorial Hospital; Beaufort Performing Arts & Costume Design; Clemson Extension

Indigenous Landscaping; WTOC; Coastal Physical Therapy; the Chambers of Judge Marvin Dukes; AP Design; Law Enforcement; the offices of Tumlin, Levin & Sumner Investment Group; and Pediatria. Class Trips: Class trips have been organized for the 5th/6th, 7th/8th, and 9th-11th grades. These trips are optional. Students in 5th – 11th grades may choose to participate in a trip, community service project, and/ or enrichment classes on campus. • 5th & 6th Grade: Camp Leopold, March 6-8: Fifth and Sixth grade students will enjoy a three day/two overnight trip to at Camp Leopold. • 7th & 8th Grade: Earth, Wind &

Fire, Magnolia Springs Park, Georgia & Parris Island, March 4-8. During this 5-day program, students will enjoy participation in an archeological dig (Earth), a visit to Georgia Southern University’s Raptor Center (Wind) and Planetarium, and shooting instruction at Parris Island (Fire). • 9th-11th Grade: New York City, March 3-8. Students will depart from Beaufort Academy Sunday late afternoon, March 3 and travel via coach overnight to New York City for an exciting weeklong program that includes visits to Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Chinatown and enjoy a Broadway show.

school notes BEAUFORT ACADEMY • Thursday, Feb. 28: Standardized testing continues. • Thursday, Feb. 28 and Friday, March 1: The BA book fair continues, open until 4 p.m. • Friday, March 1: Last day of the second trimester. • Monday, March 4: Interim begins! • Beaufort Academy is pleased to announce the launch of the school’s new website: The launch is part of the school’s rebranding initiative, which is one of many plans under way as BA gears up for its 50th anniversary during the 2014-2015 school year. The new website, designed by Picklejuice Productions, offers a contemporary look and streamlined user experience. It features enhanced resources and functionality designed exclusively for current and potential families, as well as Alumni. lady’s island middle • Thursday, Feb. 28: Parent Meeting for rising 6th Grade Students in Lecture Theater • Friday, March 1: Deadline for RSVP you will be attending Bring your Parent to School on March 5 • Friday, March 1: Deadline for current 5th, 6th and 7th grade students to return registration form • Tuesday, March 5: 4 p.m. – Baseball @ Basil Green • Wednesday, March 6: Freestyle Pictures will be taken • For current fifth, sixth and seventh grades: It is time to register your child for classes for the 2013-14 school year. Your child will come home with their registration. Please sign and return this form to your child’s homeroom teacher by Friday, March 1. • For current 5th grades: There will be a meeting for parents of rising sixth grade students on Thursday, February 28 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Lecture Theatre to discuss course options for next school year. st peter’s catholic • Friday, March 1: No school • Monday, March 4: Baseball game at home vs Bolden, 4 p.m. • Friday, March 8: Baseball game at home vs Bolden, 4 p.m. riverview charter • Wednesday, March 6: End of Second Trimester • Thursday, March 7: Chick-fil-A Spirit Night • March 12: Spring Class Photos • While the kindergarten classes have

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Tim Lovett of Higher Ground: Making outdoor fitness fun By Lanier Laney

I’m sure you’ve seen the kayaks piled outside of Higher Ground (located caddy corner to Bi-Lo in the Beaufort Town Center shopping center) and wondered, “Can I do that?” “Sure you can,” says owner Tim Lovett. “At Higher Ground we sell fun and adventure. We are Beaufort’s premier outdoor outfitter specializing in paddle sports.” He adds, “I have a small, very knowledgeable staff that loves to help people get acquainted with how to get outside and enjoy Beaufort. It is always nice to see customers come back in with a big smile on their face and hear how much they are enjoying their new kayak or stand up paddleboard.” Tim was born in Union, S.C. His dad was in industry so they moved around a lot. He said, “The longest that I lived anywhere was about four years until I moved to Beaufort. I have been here for 22 years now, so this is home.” His parents, Dick and Wilna Lovett, retired to Beaufort 11 years ago. His dad is enjoying himself out at Bull Point Plantation as the director of operations and his mom helps out at Higher Ground from time to time.

Says Tim about his move to Beaufort: “I grew up visiting family in the Charleston area and always knew I wanted to be in the Lowcountry. Beaufortonians are about as real as it gets. It doesn’t matter where you come from or how much money you have, every one is treated the same. Real Southern hospitality.” Tim lists some of his job descriptions at Higher Ground: “Store owner, stock boy, paddleboard instructor, kayak loader and unloader.” How did he get to Higher Ground? Tim recalls,“I managed The Sportsman’s Shop for 19 years and have always loved the outdoors. When I found out that the previous owners of Higher Ground were interested in selling the shop, it was a perfect fit, so I made the move.” He describes his work philosophy as “Do what you love and everything else will work out one way or another.” Even Tim’s “time off ” includes doing what he loves. Says Tim, “I travel to compete in stand up paddleboard races from time to time. The paddling community is made up of a great group of people.” And he has used his love of paddleboarding to set up competitions

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Tim Lovett is seen outside his store, Higher Ground, in Beaufort Town Center.

to raise money for local charities. “We put on Paddlefest every year in November,” says Tim. “It is a kayak/ stand up paddleboard race in the lagoon at Hunting Island. All proceeds are donated to Friends of Hunting Island. This past November was my third time putting on the race. It would not happen if it were not for all of the fantastic

volunteers. To date we have donated over $5,000.” He adds, “We also participate in and are race headquarters of the Sea Island Rotary Adventure Biathlon. The race is coming up on March 9. The proceeds are given to several charities that Sea Island Rotary supports.” Tim says they are expecting all their new spring items to start arriving at the store next week. Tim has great running shoes and other relaxed shoe brands from Tom’s to Merrill in the store and all sorts of polarized sunglasses to complete lines of outdoor clothing, swim suits, bikini’s, backpacks, dry bags, water purifiers, watches, knives, and even car roof rack systems — all brand names that Tim has carefully researched and selected. So whether you are a fan of Higher Ground or have never been in, now is the time to check it out as days in Beaufort start to get warmer and the outside begins to beckon.

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‘the met: live’ features wagner’s ‘parsifal’ By Rebecca Sprecher

A preview of Wagner’s “Parsifal” by The MET: Live at the USCB Center for the Arts, Saturday, March 2, at noon. If you haven’t seen Parsifal yet, now is your moment. For a reasonable ticket price and dressed comfortably, you can experience some of the most ethereal, transcendent music ever written. We have a handsome Parsifal in Jonas Kaufman who is “in his glory” vocally (per the New York Times), and the director is Francois Girard (The Red Violin). The Plot Act I, Scene I: The knight Gurnemanz instructs his squires to prepare a bath for their leader, Amfortas, who ails from an incurable wound. As Amfortas is brought in on a litter, a woman named Kundry appears, bringing a special balsam from Arabia for him. Amfortas says that his suffering can only be relieved by an “untested one who finds understanding through compassion.” Gurnemanz tells the squires the history of how Titurel, Amfortas’ father, was given the Grail and the holy Spear by Christ in a vision. Klingsor, a rejected knight, is trying to corrupt the knights by using flower maidens to seduce them in his magic garden. Amfortas had once tried to kill Klingsor, but succumbed to temptation in the garden. Klingsor stole the Spear and wounded Amfortas in the side. Suddenly, a commotion occurs — someone has shot a swan. A young boy

is brought in who does not know his name, where he came from, or understand what he’s done. Wondering if this might be the “untested one” of whom Amfortas Jonas Kaufman as had spoken, Parsifal. Gurnemanz takes the boy to the Communion feast at the castle of the knights accompanied by the Transformation Music. Act I, Scene II: The knights enter in a Processional to celebrate the feast. After Amfortas consecrates the blood and wine, the squires distribute them to the knights. Gurnemanz asks the boy if he wants to participate, but he hangs back. Gurnemanz then asks the boy if he understood the service, but he remains silent and shakes his head. Irritated, Gurnemanz calls him “only a fool.” Act II, Scene I: Klingsor stands in the tower of his dark castle. Summoning Kundry, he warns her that the most dangerous knight of all is coming, one armed with his innocence. He charges her with seducing the knight, and she reluctantly agrees. Act II, Scene II: In the magic garden, the Chorus of Flower Maidens calls to

the young knight, and he is drawn in. But suddenly Kundry appears and sings, “Parsifal ... Stay!” Instantly he knows that this is his name. In her Aria, Kundry explains how his widowed mother cared for him, and how he wandered off from her and became lost, leaving her to die of a broken heart. Parsifal is overwhelmed with guilt, but Kundry says that from guilt comes knowledge, and now he must learn of love. Parsifal then burns with the pain of temptation. This is followed by something else: overwhelming compassion for Amfortas and his suffering. Hard as she tries, Kundry fails. Klingsor then appears on a rampart with the Spear and hurls it at Parsifal. The young knight grabs it, making the sign of the cross. Klingsor and his castle are destroyed. Act III, Scene I: Gurnemanz and Kundry are in a meadow on Good Friday years later. A knight enters in black armor carrying a Spear, then places the Spear on the ground and kneels before it in prayer. Gurnemanz watches with surprise, recognizing him as the young boy who killed the swan and has now returned. Parsifal has been searching for Amfortas to relieve his suffering. During the Good Friday Music, Kundry washes Parsifal’s feet, anointing them with oil and drying them with her hair. Gurnemanz tells him that on this day, he will be appointed the King of the Knights. The three set out to join the

knights for the ritual of the Grail. Act III, Scene II: Denied their spiritual sustenance, the knights have declined in their power to do good works. They lament that Amfortas has been unable to perform the office of the Grail. Parsifal steps forward with the Spear and touches it to Amfortas’ side, saying that he is absolved. All then kneel to Parsifal, who holds the Grail in blessing over their heads. The Takeaway: For those of you with a strong Christian faith, this is a wonderful opera to see during Lent. For those of other faiths — or those who are not religious at all — this shimmering, reverent, majestic music hints at the possibility of other realities: of the triumph of compassion over temptation, of renewal and transcendence. The Prelude is an incredible mood setter, with its glimmering, searching themes of love, faith and hope. That and the scene between Kundry and Parsifal in Act II contain some of the most remarkable music Wagner ever wrote. It’s a long opera, but stay with it — and be inspired. Tickets: Adults $20; OLLI Members $16; Students $10. All seats are assigned. Box office opens at 11 a.m. For more information, call 521-4145. Rebecca Sprecher is the co-author of “Flying”, a novel about two Pan-Am stewardesses who experienced travelling life in the Pacific in the 1970s. She and her husband, Greg, are avid Wagner fans.

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‘Love, Loss, and What I Wore’ From the unfortunate prom dress and the perfect wedding dress to the tyranny of the purse and shopping for a bra, the play, “Love, Loss and What I Wore,� is a scrapbook of vignettes about women, their relationships to their clothing, and the memories they trigger. We women have all had our most, and least, favorite outfits at different points in our lives, and sometimes even we don’t know why we “loved� one article of clothing and “hated� another, or why we remember one piece above all others — we just do. And so it is with the characters in this Beaufort Theatre production at USCB Center for the Arts on March 8, 9 and 10. Written by Nora and Delia Ephron and based on a book by the same name by Ilene Beckerman, “Love, Loss, and What I Wore� is stories told in a series of comedic but sometimes touching monologues and short group pieces. Sister playwrights synonymous with romantic comedy: Nora Ephron was a creative and prolific playwright until her death last year at age 70. She wrote the screenplay for the movie, “When Harry Met Sally,� and wrote and directed “Sleepless in Seattle� and “Julie and Julia,� among others. She and her sister, Delia, co-authored the screenplay for “You’ve Got Mail,� and several other classic romantic comedies. For this play they expanded on the book by adding experiences gleaned from their own lives as well as those from their friends. Rich mixture of ages and talent to match material: The beauty of the material is that the play can be cast with women of any age in any of the parts due to the timelessness of the

stories. To Director Gail Westerfield, it is the enjoyment of watching the experienced and the newer actors interact and discover the depth of their talents. “If I do my job right, you won’t be able to tell the veterans from the newbies. They will all be telling the story brilliantly!� Topics just a relevant today: Virtually all the topics that were relevant when the play was written in the late ’90s remain so today. There are also a few that are even more open and connected than 15 years ago, such as the challenge of selecting wedding garments for a lesbian couple and the push-up bra a cancer survivor envisions after her reconstruction while the doctor draws on her with a marker. CODA to benefit: Both Gail and her stage manager, Susan DeFoe, have been associated with Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse (CODA) for many years. “Although CODA is not exclusive to women,� notes Susan, “we are deeply invested in a woman’s right to speak truthfully and openly, without shame, and this play gives voice to the things we think about only to ourselves and that is very liberating as well as very funny!� CODA will receive a $1 donation for every ticket sold during the play’s three-day run. Performances are on the USCB Campus at 801 Carteret St. on Friday and Saturday nights, March 8 and 9, at 7:30 p.m., and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 10. Reserve seats are $20; general admission for adults, $18; and seniors $15. Tickets in advance call 843-521-4145 from 10 to 3 weekdays. Box office opens one hour prior to performance for tickets at the door.


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Carving and sculpting soapstone with Karen Brodie On Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Karen Brodie, a second generation stone sculptor, will guide and support you as you explore your artistic side to create truly unique sculpture. The Morning Session: Carving and sculpting a soapstone cormorant (water bird): Are you ready to reveal your hidden sculpting/carving talents? In this introduction to soapstone sculpting/carving, you learn the basic materials, tools and techniques to create and finish sculpting/carving a cormorant and a base. Every carving is unique-- take your cormorant home to impress your family and friends! Afternoon Session: So you can’t stop admiring your cormorant? You’re hooked, you want more! The afternoon session concentrates on soapstone sculpting/carvings that you will create, further developing sculpting/carving Sculptor Karen Brodie. skills and finishing techniques. Work with a larger piece of stone while expanding your compliments the stone’s personality; she works knowledge of stones and their properties. with the stone, as opposed to forcing the stone Karen Brodie is a second generation to work for her. sculptor and artist, her love and passion Register with ARTworks, 843-379-2787, for art is conveyed through stone. From $115/person. Tools, sandpaper, polishing figurative nudes to mythical creatures, her paper and finishing supplies for your creativity crosses a wide, eclectic range of cormorant, base and the next sculpture you genres. She is a Contemporary Realism will create are provided by Karen Brodie. This Sculptor and is considered a “direct carver� workshop is in a classroom at ARTworks in since she does not use models; instead, she Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street, prefers to sculpt from her own imagination. Beaufort SC 29902. www.artworksinbeaufort. Each stone is carefully chosen so her vision org, @artseensc. 18

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arts events • Greg Rawls’“Kiln-Fireâ€? Sale is the week of February 25-March 2, closing his two month “Reflected Awesomenessâ€? show in the gallery at ARTworks. Most glass art is half-price that week only, browse TuesdaySaturday and special events. Then, join us Friday, March 1, 6-8 p.m. for a reception with Greg Rawls and dare devil performance artists — expect a very hot surprise around 8 p.m.! Free and open to the pubic. ARTworks is located at 2127 Boundary Street Beaufort 29902, www., 843-379-2787. • On behalf of the Burton-Dale-Beaufort Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the community is invited to attend the first Malcolm X Lecture. The lecture will feature J. Herman Blake, PhD, distinguished professor of the Medical University of South Carolina and his research about the life and work of Malcolm X. The lecture is scheduled for Thursday, February 28, 6:30 p.m. at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, Beaufort, Building 12, main auditorium. The focus of the lecture is to educate the public about Malcolm X’s contributions to the accomplishments and gains of Africans and African Americans. This event is open and free to the public. For more information, please call Darryl T. Murphy at 843-271-0376 or Oadejola Olatunji at 843-441-0414. • The Beaufort Women’s Center announces a free screening of “October Babyâ€? at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 at Community Bible Church, 638 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, SC 29906. The public is invited to come and bring friends to this event. This movie event is in preparation for Shari Rigby, Pro Life Speaker and Actress of “October Babyâ€? who will be the keynote speaker for the Beaufort Women’s Center’s 2013 Fundraising Banquet on March 15. The annual banquet has been the primary source of donations for the Beaufort Women’s Center, which is a crisis pregnancy center that assists women of the Lowcountry when they have an unplanned pregnancy. Under the direction of the new Executive Director, Dr. Christopher Gustafson, this year’s goal for donations is $100,000 to fund hiring additional staff and provide more free pregnancy tests, STD testing and ultrasounds to their clients. The Beaufort Women’s Center located in the Belleview Business Park at 21A Marshellen Drive in Beaufort, SC and can be reached at 843-525-0300. • Pianist Arthur Tollefson will return to join the Beaufort Symphony Orchestra for “Bavarian Bastionsâ€? in a performance of Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto at the USCB Center for the Arts on Thursday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday Matinee, March 3, at 3 p.m. He and Music Director Federick Devyatkin have formed a close bond over the past decade, delighting concertgoers, while interpreting music for piano and orchestra together with the orchestra. In addition to the concerto, the orchestra will perform Brahms’ Symphony #2. Tickets are $37.50 for Thursday evening and Sunday matinee. Youth through high school, $5. For ticketing, call 800-595-4TIX (4849) or visit • On Thursday, Feb. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m., Natalie Daise will perform a soulful tribute to the Civil Rights Movement at Penn Center’s Darrah Hall. “Miss Natalieâ€? is recognizable from “Gullah Gullah Islandâ€? on Nick, Jr., the mother who liked to sing and smile. Tickets are $25 for adult, $10 for student and include museum entry and refreshments. For more information, contact Penn Center 843-838-2432. • The Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church Street, downtown, Beaufort, is hosting a performance by Les Petits Chanteurs de Nogent-sur-Marne in the church at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5. The performance is free and open to the public. Les Petits Chanteurs de Nogent-sur-Marne is a choir of 20 passionate young men from 8-20 years old and is conducted by François Olivier. The choir’s repertoire includes works of Handel, Mozart, Vivaldi, and Schubert, as well as French folk tunes. CDs recorded in June 2012 will be available for purchase. A free-will offering will be accepted. For more information, contact Pat Gould at 522-1712, ext. 214. Since 1953, the Little Singers of Nogent-sur-Marne, also known as the Sparrows Val-deMarne, from France and travel the world singing. The Little Singers of Nogent remain one of the few children’s choirs in France composed of only young men. It offers its singers aged 7-20 years a unique project through singing, group life and tours in France and abroad.

‘books sandwiched in’ with dr. thomas j. downs The Books Sandwiched In Series continues Monday, March 4, with Samuel Shem’s book “The House of God: The Classic Novel of Life and Death in an American Hospital.� The event, sponsored by Friends of the Library, will be at noon at the USCB Performing Arts Center, 801 Carteret St. Bring your lunch or purchase it at Outtakes Cafe. The book will be reviewed by Dr. Thomas J. Downs, who works with the Good Neighbor Clinic on Lady’s Island. Originally from Ontario, Canada, Dr. Downs has lived in Beaufort for five years and previously worked as an ER physician and for a Swiss investment company.


Songwriters in the Round: The Carolina Series at ARTworks Expect a delightful evening and bring along someone to share a good laugh: Carroll Brown, Big Frank Waddell, and Michael Reno Harrell are accomplished writers, born and raised in the Carolinas, from the North Carolina Mountains to the South Carolina Lowcountry. They each tell engaging real-life stories in rhyme and song and in knee-slapping prose. Some are humorous, and some will tug at your memories. According to The Charlotte Observer: “Michael Reno Harrell is a classic storyteller with a voice that’s part Marty Robbins, part John Prine. There’s an organic timelessness to his songs, whether he’s rushing through a classic onthe-run tale or quietly mourning a long-dead friend.” This gifted trio has performed around the country and across the world, together and separately, in festivals and concert venues, churches, pubs and house concerts. The Lowcountry Sun Newspaper said, “Carroll Brown is a brilliant guitar player whose solos bring applause and leave other guitar players shaking their heads in disbelief and admiration. A powerful, yet warm and clear singing voice and his original songs will touch your heart. Couple this with a cheerful and humorous dialog with his

Storyteller Big Frank Waddell. Picture by Captured Moments Photography.

audience between songs...and you have the consummate entertainer.” Their unique and very successful annual tour is proud to make a stop in Beaufort, celebrating their heritage in this part of the South Carolina Lowcountry. “It is a very rewarding experience to start with an idea and take it to the completion of a song and then perform it in public,” explained Big Frank Waddell. “My songs are

mainly Americana folk and comedy. A few are Gospel and some are what I call Family Folk. I do a lot of storytelling, it’s a natural take.” Author and songwriter E. David Moulton describes Big Frank Waddell: “Finding a songwriter with such a wide and varied repertoire of songs is rare. Frank Waddell can at one moment tear your heart out from your chest, but then turn around and put everything back in its rightful place leaving you feeling all warm and cozy inside. The next moment you will be shedding tears of laughter at one of Frank’s humorous numbers. Between songs he will tell the back-story of how the song came to be written; these little anecdotes and snippets from various stages of Frank Waddell’s life are every bit as entertaining as the songs themselves.” The storytelling is Sunday, March 3 at 3 p.m., tickets are $17 per person, $12 for students (13+), $7 for children (12 and under) and $12 for groups of 10 or more. This performance is in the black box theater, surrounded by exhibitions, workshops and artists at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street 29902. Visit or call 843-379-2787.

savannah jazz orchestra presents ‘moon river’ at uscb center for the arts It’s a safe bet that everyone in the country has heard a Johnny Mercer song, even if they don’t know anything about the man and his music. A legend among American composers, he won four Academy Awards for “Best Song” and was nominated 19 times, more than any other composer. A favorite son of Savannah and the Lowcountry, Mercer wrote lyrics for over 1,500 songs from the 1930’s through the 1960’s, including such hits as “That Old Black Magic,” “Moon River,” “Satin Doll,” “Come Rain or Come Shine,” to name just a few. The Savannah Jazz Orchestra will perform a variety of original scores and jazz interpretations of Mercer’s work on Friday, March 1, at USCB Center for the Arts. In existence over 20 years, the orchestra features the most talented swing and jazz musicians in the Lowcountry, including members of the Savannah Jazz All Stars Hall of Fame. Three outstanding jazz and blues singers will provide a night full of musical variety in their Johnny Mercer tribute. So if you are a Johnny Mercer fan, or a jazz or movie music fan, don’t miss this outstanding interpretation of some of the finest contemporary music ever composed. Reserve seats $20; General Admission $15; Students $10. Box office is open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 843-521-4145. USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort, SC 29902,


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Donations benefit Caregivers of Healing Heroes Precious Goodson was an elementary school teacher in the Atlanta area when her husband, Leonard, was severely injured in Operation Enduring Freedom in 2009. Goodson gave up her job to care for her husband who came home with life-altering neck and back injuries, traumatic brain injuries and post traumatic stress syndrome. He had served as a sergeant in the US Army National Guard and went from being a weekend warrior to a healing hero after serving in harm’s way in Afghanistan. Today, nearly three years after his injuries, Sgt. Goodson continues to face surgeries and physical therapy and requires on-going care. Goodson not only faces a daily challenge of providing full-time care for her disabled husband; she is also

book signing Rhonda G. Mincey, author of “A Girl’s Guide to Becoming Great” signed copies of her book at the Beaufort Boys & Girls Club recently. Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling spoke to the audience about the importance of reading. In addition, local teen performers included poets from the Beaufort Boys & Girls Club, the Beaufort Symphony Orchestra, praise dancers, and teen violinist extraordinaire, Michael Houston.

working online for her doctorate degree in education and writing a book based on the trials a military spouse endures before and during deployment. She hopes the book will help others. She also believes a good way to help military wives is to give them an opportunity to de-stress. She and a small team of other wives in the same situation have organized a caregivers’ retreat at Palm Key Nature Retreat from March 1-5. The retreat is being sponsored by the nonprofit organization The Independence Fund. The group seeks donations of gifts and services to create 25 gift bags for guests at the retreat. “Working as a caregiver is a hard job, and can be overwhelming and mentally stressful. The purpose of

this retreat is to offer the caregivers of severely injured warriors an opportunity to learn how to take care of ourselves, learn how to manage stress, and understand that we are not in this alone,” Goodson said. Donations are sought in the form of pedicures, manicures, massages, lotions, bath products, perfume, relaxation DVDs, music CDs or other items. Artists, massage therapists, jewelers, musicians and others who wish to offer demonstrations and entertainment are also being sought. Individuals and merchants who wish to donate gifts for caregivers may call 843-575-5196. They may also donate cash specified for the caregivers’ retreat at www.

Fripp Island sets course to achieve national recognition as premier wildlife destination An active group of Fripp nature lovers has recently taken a giant step to establish beautiful Fripp Island as the premier Lowcountry wildlife vacation destination. Fripp is already acknowledged as a South Carolina Wildlife Sanctuary. Fripp also is the anchor of the recentlydesignated Beaufort Barrier Islands Important Bird Area, due to its location on the Atlantic Flyway for migrating birds. Fripp’s growing reputation as a great place for nature enthusiasts serves the island well, because so many who cross the Fripp Inlet are attracted by the expansive beaches, marshes, maritime forest and bounteous wildlife. Last fall, Fripp took its “natural advantage” to a new level. In November, volunteer Fripp wildlife enthusiasts

registered with the National Wildlife Federation to become a Certified Community Wildlife Habitat. This is a prestigious nationally-recognized honor, presently achieved by just three other state communities. Calling themselves the Naturally Fripp Community Habitat Team, the Fripp volunteers are backed by the Fripp Island Property Owners Association. For Fripp to achieve certification, it needs to meet wildlife conservation goals in education, community projects and administration. The team is coordinating closely with experts in South Carolina’s Wildlife Federation to document Fripp’s wildlife projects and programs and anticipates fulfilling all national certification requirements by September.

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority recognizes 100 years The Beaufort Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. gathered at New Hope Christian Church on Sunday, February 10 to commemorate the sorority’s founding 100 years ago. The speaker was sorority member Dr. Vashti K. Washington, Superintendent of Jasper County School District. The sorority, founded in 1913 by 22 women at Howard University, has a history of public service commencing with participation in the Women’s Suffrage March on Washington in that same year.

Delta Sigma Theta is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout

the world. The sorority’s Five Point Program concentrates on Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, and Political Awareness and Involvement. The sorority is currently a sisterhood of more than 200,000 predominately black college educated women. There are more than 900 chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda,

the Bahamas and South Korea. The local chapter has been transforming lives in the Beaufort and Jasper communities since 1976. Examples of some of their service projects include Habitat for Humanity, Adopt-a-Highway and visits to the local nursing homes. Two of the chapter’s signature programs are the Delta Academy and Delta GEMS which prepare girls (ages 11-18) for leadership in the 21st century and promote the principles of scholarship, service and sisterhood.

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beaufort colonial dames xvII century meet The most recent meeting of the Dr. Henry Woodward Chapter Colonial Dames XVII Century was held in the new Beaufort City Hall. New officers were installed by Leola Fanning, Past State President. Officers for 2013 2015 are Anita Henson, President; Connie Kearns, Vice President; Priscilla Perkins, Chaplain; Margaret Fyfe, Secretary; Betty Waskiewicz, Treasurer/Registrar; Jeanne Aimar, Librarian; Hedy Williams, Parliamentarian. The meeting included a tour of City Hall and the new Beaufort History Museum. There the chapter presented the museum with a framed poster commemorating the 450th anniversary of the landing of Jean Ribaut on Parris Island. Pictured above, from left, Margaret Fyfe, Priscilla Perkins, Anita Henson, Hedy Wlliams, Priscilla Dukes, Connie Tootle, Eliza Oliwa, Betty Waskiewicz, Jeanne Aimar, Margaret Ann Gatch, Adele Martin, Leola Fanning

On, January 19, the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce (BCBCC) held its annual meeting at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Beaufort. Larry Holman, the president of the chamber, told the audience that a new Vice President of Community Outreach was added to the team last year. The BCBCC is not your traditional chamber of commerce. Their mission is to work with all businesses identified by the federal government in the protected class (disadvantage business enterprise) that need technical assistance and information related to procurement opportunities, employment, certification, access to capital, business development, networking opportunities, and referrals. The black chamber is the facilitator between public and private entities looking to expand their participation with minority and women owned businesses. The BCBCC’s Five Pillars of Services are the cornerstone of the group’s platform. They represent issues that greatly impact the growth of African-American and small owned businesses in Beaufort and surrounding counties. Those Five Pillars are: advocacy, access to capital, contracting, entrepreneur training and chamber development. Holman reported that the BCBCC had a great year in 2012 by increasing membership. The BCBCC also purchased the building located at 711 Bladen Street to build office space, meeting rooms, training rooms, small business incubators and a museum/art gallery. They applied and were awarded a matching grant from the South Carolina Parks and Recreation for tourism. The chamber is also working with the South Carolina Housing Authority to administer the South Carolina Mortgage Help program to help clients avoid foreclosure. The BCBCC also initiated a Microloan Program to support small and minority businesses that want to expand or develop a new business venture. They have awarded three loans to date. They have a greater presence with the most updated and informative website,, and other social media such as Twitter and Facebook. Our financial literacy program was continued with one eight-week class and two weekly financial classes on developing a business and marketing plan. The chamber also set the goals for the BCBCC in 2013.

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Artscapade fundraiser was held Thursday, Feb. 21 at USCB Center for the Arts for the Northern Beaufort County Public Education Foundation. More than 50 local artists donated their works for auction to raise money for grants to teachers in northern Beaufort County public and charter schools. the island news | february 28 - march 6, 2013 |


community march events at beaufort county public library branches beaufort branch

• Kayaking in the Lowcountry Description: Learn all about kayaking in the Lowcountry from expert kayakers, David and Kim on Saturday, March 16 at 9 a.m. Location: Beaufort Branch Library, South Carolina Room, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC 29902 Contact: Please call Stacey Edmonds (843)2556458 or email • “Read a Movie” Club Description: The “Read a Movie” Club meets on the last Wednesday of each month. Watch a movie based on a book. A short discussion will follow for those interested. Attend just the film screening or both on Wednesday, March 27 at 12:00 p.m in the SC Room. March’s selection is “Life of Pi.” Location of event: Beaufort Branch Library Contact: Please call Stacey Edmonds (843)2556458, or email for questions. • Second Saturday Family Movie Description: There will be a newly released film on the big screen every Second Saturday of the month. Date and time of event: Saturday, March 9 at 2 p.m. in the Beaufort Programming Room. Location of event: Beaufort Branch Library Contact: Call ahead for film selection 843-2556458, or • Beaufort Book Club Description: The club will be discussing “Back to Blood” by Tom Wolfe on Thursday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m. Location of event: Beaufort Branch Library Contact: 843-255-6443, or • What You Need to Know about Foreclosure Prevention Description: Come to this event and get the information needed to save your home on Tuesday, March 26 at 2 p.m. Location: Beaufort Branch Library, South Carolina Room Contact: 843-255-6458 or email sinman@bcgov. net.

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• Junior Book Club Description: We will be discussing new books every week, so come and share your favorites and learn what everyone else is reading! For ages 7-12. Every Monday at 4 p.m. starting March 4. Location of Event: Lobeco Branch Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco, SC 29931 Contact: 843-255-6479, • Storytimes Description: Join us for songs, games, stories, and music. For children ages 2 to 6. Every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. starting March 5. Location of Event: Lobeco Branch Library, Contact: 843-255-6479, • Thrilling Thursdays Description: Join us every Thursday for something fun and different! For ages 12 to 18. Every Thursday at 5 p.m. starting March 7. Location of Event: Lobeco Branch Library Contact: 843-255-6479, • Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday! Description: Come join us for crafts, stories, and games as we celebrate this beloved author’s birthday. For all ages. Saturday, March 2 at 2 p.m.

book donations requested Friends of the Beaufort County Library (FOL) is requesting book donations to support their upcoming spring book sale to be held on April 20 at the St. Helena branch Library. Drop off donations at any three of the public libraries located north of the Broad: Beaufort, Lobeco or St. Helena. The group is also offering a FREE donation pick-­up service. Due to a recent drop in book donations, the FOL group is concerned that the book sale won’t be as successful as it has been in the past. Location of Event: Lobeco Branch Library Contact: 843-255-6479, • ABC- reads “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline Description: Readers ages 16 and up are invited to join us for a discussion of this futuristic novel that looks at living life like a video game. Tuesday, March 26 at 4 p.m. Location of Event: Lobeco Branch Library Contact: 843-255-6479, • Jewelry Making Description: Adults and teens are invited to come see how they can make their very own jewelry on Tuesday, March 19 at 4:30 p.m. Location of Event: Lobeco Branch Library Contact: 843-255-6479,

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• St. Helena Cooking Club Description: Join talented cooks in the community to explore local and world cuisine at a themed potluck. Call the library for the current theme, and please bring a dish to share on Wednesday, March 13, at 6 p.m. Location: St. Helena Branch Library Conference Room, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St Helena Island, SC 29920 Contact: 843-255-6544, • The Road to Frogmore Author Talk Description: Professor Carolyn Schriber will speak on her recent novel, “The Road to Frogmore: Turning Slaves into Citizens,” which tells the story of Laura Towne and the founding of the Penn School, on Tuesday, March 19 at 12:30 p.m. Location of Event: St. Helena Branch Library Community Meeting Room, Contact info: 843-255-6487, • Gullah/Geechee Living Legacy Learning Series, hosted by Queen Quet Description: The library hosts Queen Quet who will present De Gullah/Geechee Ooman: A Celebration of Women’s History Month. An evening of presenters from Gullah/Geechee poets, authors, and storytellers on Wednesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. Location of Event: St. Helena Branch Library Community Meeting Room Contact info: 843-255-6548, • Mystery Book Club Description: Enjoy a discussion of mysteries old and new over coffee and treats. This month, we’re

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With spring approaching it is a great time to remove those no-­longer-­needed books, make some extra room in your home, and give our public libraries a boost. However, all books are needed and accepted as donations at any time of the year. And media such as DVDs, MP3s or play-­aways are also always welcome. If you would like to arrange for a donation pick-­up, call Geni Flowers: 521-4122, 522-8605 or 812-3574 or Neil Ames at 521-0993. reading “The Talented Mr. Ripley” by Patricia Highsmith. Tom Ripley is new to Manhattan, entranced by all the city has to offer. After being commissioned by wealthy father to travel to Italy to collect his son, Tom’s love of the good life takes a dark turn toward obsession and crime. Program is intended for adult readers on Monday, March 25 at 6 p.m. Location of Event: St. Helena Branch Library Conference Room Contact info: 843-255-6487, • St. Helena Library History Scrapbook Project Description: Join other local scrapbookers to create an album recording the history of the St. Helena Branch Library. Supplies provided, but feel free to bring any additional tools on Wednesday, March 27 at 6 p.m. Location of Event: St. Helena Branch Library Conference Room Contact info: 843-255-6487, • Saturday Movie Fun Description: Watch a movie, eat yummy popcorn and have a great time! Ages 4+ (Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.) No registration required on Saturday, March 2, at 1 p.m. Location of Event: St. Helena Branch Library – Community Meeting Room, Contact information: 843-255-6558, kmcteer@ • Tween Game Night Description:‘Tweens ages 9-11 are invited to have fun playing video and traditional board games at the library on Friday, March 1 from at 5:30-7:30 p.m. Location of Event: St. Helena Branch Library, Contact info: 843-255-6558 or • Family Literacy Night Description: Join for activities and fun for the family that will help to build the love of reading and to improve literacy skills. Ages 4+ (Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.) No registration required. The third Wednesdays of each month is March 20 at 6:30 p.m. Location of Event: St. Helena Branch Library – Community Meeting Room Contact Information: 843-255-6558, kmcteer@ • Homework Center Description: Students grades first through 12th can get in-person homework help at the library in all subject areas. Homework Center uses trained

volunteers and the services of Brainfuse to assist the students with their homework needs. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. The center is open Saturdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through May. Location of Event: St. Helena Branch Library – Computer Lab Contact Information: 843-255-6558, kmcteer@ • Fourth Annual Teen Film Festival Description: Enjoy free viewings of 15 minute short films produced and directed by local teens on the big screen at area theaters! Watch, then mark your ballots for best direction, sound, editing, and more. Free concessions tickets available at theatre on the day of the program. Sponsored by the Women in Philanthropy Group, Beaufort County Library, and the Friends of the Beaufort Library. For teens in grade 6th – 12th grade or ages 11 to 17. There will be two screening dates and locations: Tuesday, March 12 at Highway 21 Drive-In, screen time determined by sunset Thursday, March 14, location and time TBD Price of Event: Free Contact info: 843-255-6542 or Website: • Fourth Annual Teen Film Festival Awards Ceremony Description: The public judged them, now come meet the winners. Watch the winning short films and see who earned the “bests” in filmmaking categories like original score, costuming, and cinematography. Trophies awarded. Open to the public on Saturday, March 16 at 2 p.m. Location of Event: St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road Contact info: 843-255-6542 or • GraphicCon Description: Anime movies, graphic novel films, discussions, speakers, workshops, animation lessons, Cosplay, and more on Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location of Event: St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, Community Meeting Room, Conference Room, Teen Lounge, and Reading Garden Contact info: 843-255-6542 or sbrooks@bcgov. net. • Toddler Time with Miss Kathleen Description: A storytime program for 2-3 year olds and their adult caregiver. This program incorporates the State Library’s Every Child Ready to Read Initiative. Registration required. Time and Date of the Event: Tuesday, March 5 at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 at 3:30 p.m. Location of Event: St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, Storytime Room Contact information: 843-255-6558, kmcteer@ For more information, go online to www. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

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On a rainy Friday afternoon, Lunch Bunch enjoyed the cozy feel of the little one-room schoolhouse where Mikki’s restaurant is located in Port Royal, next to the Cypress Wetlands. The menu is written and updated daily on the big blackboard on the wall by chef and owner Mikki Rolain. Mikki is also the server and she can describe her dishes and help diners select the right meal to match their mood. David was feeling healthy and adventurous (must be all his training as a volunteer firefighter!) so he ordered the Oriental Chicken Salad. This was a definite must-have, with a giant Clockwise from above: Oriental chicken salad; Reuben sandwich with fries; Chicken plate filled with colorful greens, grilled Parmesan with spaghetti; Roast Beef panini; and Corned beef hash. chicken, mandarin oranges and cheese. Elizabeth was feeling Italian since his favorites because the cheese is melted she ordered the Chicken Parmesan just right and the meat is piled high. Nikki and I were feeling dreary from entree. She liked the classic chicken dish covered with tomato sauce and served the weather and ordered hot sandwiches to warm us up. She tried the Roast Beef with a generous portion of spaghetti. Kim was feeling breakfasty when she panini with Swiss on pumpernickel, tried the Corned Beef Hash served with while I had the Chicken Roll-Around eggs over easy and toast. The hash had — grilled chicken, cheese and tomato just the right kick, and she was glad that melted in a wrap. Mikki’s is at 1638 Paris Ave., Port breakfast is served all day. Buck, who is familiar with the menu Royal, and is open Monday-Saturday, 7 because he is a frequent visitor, was a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 feeling the Reuben sandwich — one of p.m. Call 379-4322.

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When is a chablis really a chablis? By Celia Strong

Only sometimes. Well, maybe always. But maybe not. It just depends on what you mean by the name “Chablis” when it comes out. Same problem and confusion with the name “Burgundy.” These two names have been so common in the American wine world, they just have several different types of wines that they refer to, so, every time they come up in a conversation, it has to be determined how they are being used. It’s all complicated, but we can fix that! Burgundy is the name of a region in eastern France where they make red wines from Pinot Noir and white wines from Chardonnay. Multiple years (decades) ago, when the United States started making and selling more wines, the name “burgundy” was borrowed to refer to red wines in general. Since many of these reds were not from any one particular grape variety, “burgundy” was any red — a generic, generalization. The name “chablis” was borrowed in the same way for white wines. It’s interesting that this borrowing happened so long ago that the French government agencies who regulate their wines, including their wines’ names, never sued over the borrowing and what they see as a mis-use of these names. (There have been lawsuits over the American use of the name Beaujolais and other wines. And lawsuits not from just France.) There are still American wines made that are labelled Burgundy and Chablis, but these are fewer and fewer. (Partly because we, as consumers, are learning more about different grape varieties and want to know what we’re getting in our bottles.) In the world of French wines, those from the region of Burgundy, red and white, are made from their specific grape varieties and reflect the soil and climate (“terroir”) where they are grown. Our wine this week is a white Burgundy from the town of Chablis and the area around it. Chablis is the most northern part of the Burgundy region. It is about halfway between the Cote d’Or (another part of the region) and Paris. Only the regions of Champagne and Alsace have vineyards at more northern latitudes. The soil in Chablis is Kimmeridge clay with some chalk layers. The cool climate and this particular soil are responsible for the flavors and textures

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of Chardonnay wines made here. The Romans are probably responsible for the first vineyards in Chablis. These early plantings were used to sustain the Roman soldiers, but the local peasantry took over most of the vineyards to make wine for their own daily use. During the Middle Ages, the Catholic Church took over most vineyards and made wine a part of the economic and commercial life of Burgundy. Cistercian monks were the first to plant Chardonnay, at the Pontigny Abbey, in the 12th century. The area of Chablis became part of Burgundy in the 15th century when the Dukes of cooler and more difficult for the grapes Burgundy annexed it. as they ripen. And southwest-facing The popularity of Chablis wines spread because this too keeps the grapes a bit across northern France, thanks to the warmer. These Grands Crus vineyards rivers crossing the country and the city’s cover about 247 acres. Each one of the closeness to Paris. But, toward the end of Grand Cru vineyards is known for a the 19th century, when railroads made the particular Chardonnay style, the result rest of France more accessible to merchants of its particular soil content. and consumers, less costly wines from A step below the Grands Crus are the southern France flooded the north. In Premier Crus. There are 40 of these, the 1880’s, vineyards diseases (powdery many of which use “umbrella” names mildew and phylloxera) devastated the of other Premiers Crus on their labels. vineyards of Chablis and many growers This saves us from learning all 40, and and winemakers left the business. The lets them, especially the really tiny ones, total of vineyard acres continued to blend some other Chablis Premier Cru decrease and, by the 1950’s, there were grapes with theirs. The Premier Cru only 1,235 acres of vines left in Chablis. Chablis wines are still very good, but not The establishment of the French AC laws, as heavy in their flavors and textures as a 1938 for Chablis, and the advancement Grand Cru, nor as expensive. of new techniques to protect the vines The third tier of Chablis wines is from not only diseases but frosts as well “Chablis.” These are wines that are far all worked to renew the commitment in more affordable, still good, and still the area to make good wines. By then, it reflect the soil and climate where they was too late to protect the name “Chablis,” grow. And, the last tier is “Petit Chablis,” but the Chardonnay-boom in the mid- still from this appellation, but cooler 20th century brought back many Chablis climate plots, higher up the slopes or on drinkers and opened new markets around the valley floor where drainage is more the world for these wines as well. of an issue. We have to remember that all Within Chablis, the vineyards are these wines are 100 percent Chardonnay, rated at four different levels — legally. some aged in oak barrels, some not at all. The very best pieces of land are rated as Because of the high levels of acidity in Grands Crus. There are seven only of these wines, the result of cool climate these, all on southwest-facing slopes. Not growing, Chablis wines probably have too far up the slopes, because too high is the longest aging potential of any

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The wine this week is a white Burgundy from the town of Chablis, the most northern part of the Burgundy region in France. The 2010 William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux comes from a family that has been in Chablis for 250 years. Chardonnays. The 2010 William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux, our wine for this week, comes from a family that has been in Chablis for 250 years. William’s father was already a great winemaker after World War II, and William declared his first vintage in 1959. Since then, William has earned and maintained a reputation as a keen defender of different, and historically noted, “terroirs.” He works each plot and vineyard separately in order to reflect each personality. “Champs Royaux” is not a rated cru, but it is a wine sourced from specific plots that Fevre feels are typical enough for the flavors in their grapes to make a special Chablis. This wine has citrus notes (lemon zest, lime), white fruit flavors (white peaches), apple and pear flavors and a minerality that is typical of Chablis. It is aged in neutral oak for a short time, allowing the Chardonnay flavors to show through. So, no, this is not a typical Chardonnay. Especially if you’re really used to California wines. But, if you’re ready to have a real French Chablis, really fairly priced at $20.99, this is a great place to start. Problem is, though, you may be hooked. Once you try a good Chablis, it’s like it has nothing to do with other Chardonnay wines. Oh, no! Another new favorite? Yes, please. Enjoy.

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dining guide

A listing of local restaurants in northern Beaufort County:Your resource for where to eat ALVIN ORD’S: 1514 Ribaut Road, Port


Royal; 843-524-8222; L.D.

AMATA THAI FUSION: 2127 Boundary Street, Beaufort Town Center; 843-379-9197; Thai, Asain cuisine; L.D. ATHENIAN GARDENS: 950 Ribaut

Road, Beaufort; 379-9222; Greek; L.D.


Port Royal,; 525-9824; L.D.

St. Helena Island; 838-3188; Italian; B.L.D.



14 Savannah Highway, Shell Point Plaza, Beaufort; 379-3479; L.D.

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

SAKE HOUSE: 274 Robert Smalls

BIG JOE’S BAR-B-Q: 760 Parris Island

Parkway; Beaufort; 379-5888; Japanese; L.D.

Gateway, Beaufort; 770-0711; L.D.

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

The friendly service, laid-back atmosphere, fabulous views of Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park and consistently great food make this restaurant a stand-out for locals and visitors alike. Luther’s is located at 910 Bay Street, downtown Beaufort. Call 843-521-1888 for take-out.

LA NOPALERA: 1220 Ribaut Road,

GILLIGANS: 2601 Boundary St.,

Beaufort; 838-9300; Seafood, steaks; L.D.

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


GRIFFIN MARKET: 403 Carteret St.,

LOWCOUNTRY PRODUCE & CAFE: 302 Carteret St.; Beaufort; 322-

Beaufort; 524-0240; Authentic Italian; L.D.

1900; B.L.



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


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


MAGGIE’S PUB & EATERY: 17 Market, Habersham; 379-1719; L.D.

Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 379-2122; L.

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

CAROLINE’S DELI: 102 Lady’s Island Shopping Center, Lady’s Island; 843-5251520; L. CAT ISLAND GRILL & PUB: 8

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

CITY JAVA & NEWS: 301 Carteret St.,

Beaufort; 379-JAVA (5282); Sandwiches, soups, muffins, desserts, coffee drinks,; B. L.

DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT: 71 Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island, Beaufort; 5247433; Seafood; D. EMILY’S TAPAS BAR: 906 Port Republic St., Beaufort; 522.1866; D.

FAT PATTIES: 831 Parris Island

Gateway, Port Roya; 843-379-1500; L.D.

FOOLISH FROG: 846 Sea Island

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


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

FUJI RESTAURANT: 97 Sea Island Parkway, Hamilton Village, Lady’s Island; 524-2662; Japanese steak house; L.D. FUMIKO SUSHI: 14 Savannah Highway,

Beaufort; 524-0918; L.D.

SALTUS RIVER GRILL: 802 Bay St., Beaufort; 379-3474; Seafood, upscale; L.D. SAND DOLLAR TAVERN: 1634 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island; 838-3151; L.D. SGT. WHITE’S: 1908 Boundary St.;

Upscale dining, tapas; D.

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

PLUMS: 904 1/2 Bay St., Beaufort; 5251946; Sandwiches, seafood, live music;L.D.

Beaufort Town Center, Boundary Street; 843-379-7676 Irish-American cuisine; L.D.

BELLA LUNA: 859 Sea Island Parkway,

1760 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island; 838-0821; D.

Beaufort; 379-3287; L.D.


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


PIACE PIZZA: 5-B Market, Habersham,

RED ROOSTER CAFE: 1210 Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 379-2253; B.L.D.

BARBARA JEANS RESTAURANT & BAR: 47 Ferry Road, Lady’s Island; 524-

Scott St., Beaufort; 524-4330; B.L.

Boundary St., Beaufort; 379-9099; L.D.

Q ON BAY: 822 Bay St., Beaufort; 524-7771; Barbecue, Southern cooking;L.D.




Parkway, Beaufort; 521-1900; L.

910 Bay St., Beaufort; 521-1888; L.D.

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




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

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

HOUSE OF TOKYO: 330 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort; 521-9011; L.D. ISLAND GRILL: 7 MLK Drive, St. Helena Island; 838-2330; L.

IRISH ROSE PUB & BISTRO: 2121 Boundary Street, Suite 100, Beaufort; 843379-3811; L.D.

JADE GARDEN: 2317 Boundary St.,

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

JIMMY JOHN’S: 2015 Boundary St., Beaufort Town Center; 379-3009; Sub sandwiches; L.D.


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

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

SHRIMP SHACK: 1929 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island; 838-2962; L. SMOKIN’ PLANKS BBQ: 914 Paris Ave., Port Royal; 843-522-0322; L.D. SOUTHERN GRACES BISTRO:

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

STEAMER: 168 Sea Island Parkway; Lady’s Island; 522-0210; L.D.

Beaufort; 379-0798; Sandwiches, soups; L.

SUSHI SAKANA: 860 Parris Island Gateway, Port Royal; 379-5300; L.D.

MARKETPLACE NEWS: 917 Bay St., Beaufort; 470-0188; Sandwich cafe; B.L.

SUWAN THAI: Paris Ave., Port Royal;



Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 524-8766; L.D.

379-8383; Thai cuisine; L.D.

Square, Beaufort; 379-2160; B, L.

MIKKI’S: 1638 Paris Ave., Port Royal; 3794322; All-American Cuisine; B. L.D.

SWEETGRASS: 100 Marine Drive,

MIZU: 1370 S. Ribaut Road, Port Royal; 524-6498; Japanese steakhouse, sushi; L.D.

UPPER CRUST: 97 Sea Island Parkway,


St., Port Royal; 522-1222; L.D.


Road, Lady’s Island, 524-4001; Mexican; L.D.

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

NIPPY’S: 310 West St., Beaufort; Seafood, burgers; 379-8555; L.D.

KOOKY MOOKY’S: 101 Scott St.,


Beaufort; 521-4445; L.D.

Paris Ave., Port Royal; 843-524-1995; L.D.


PALM & MOON BAGEL: 221 Scott

Island Parkway, Lady’s Island; 524-3122; L.

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

LADY’S ISLAND COUNTRY CLUB: 139 Francis Marion Circle, Lady’s

PANINI’S CAFE: 926 Bay St., Beaufort;

Island; 522-9700; L.D.

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

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

Dataw Island; 838-2151; L.D. Lady’s Island; 521-1999; L.D.

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in memory obituaries Tilden Ura Click

Lt. Col. Tilden Ura Click, USMC Retired, 72, of Beaufort, husband of Lillian Ginn Click, died Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at his residence. Lt. Col. Click was born in Pikeville, KY., and was a son of Issac and Virginia Click. Lt. Col. Click was a 31 year veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Lt. Col. Click is survived by his wife of 52 years, two daughters, Christina Click Turner and Donna Click Dean; and three grand-daughters Kristin Turner Oxley, Nicole Turner and Breanna Turner. The family of Lt. Col. Click received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at Copeland Funeral Service. A graveside service for Lt. Col. Click was held 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 at Beaufort Memorial Gardens with full military honors. Please share your thoughts and stories about Lt. Col. Click by visiting www.

in Charleston. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

Dennis Lane

Bertha Ann Muller Glover, 86, of the Oaks Community on St. Helena Island and wife of Rev. Benjamin Glover died at her home on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Arrangements by Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.

Dennis Michael Lane, 64, husband of Rita Crapse Lane, of Beaufort, SC, died Thursday, February 21, 2013 at his residence. The family received friends on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 1 p.m. in Carl Anderson Memorial Chapel with interment Beaufort National Cemetery with military honors. Mr. Lane was born on December 24, 1948 in Mullins, SC. He is the son of the late Marion Rex Lane and Dorothy Mae McKenzie Lane. Mr. Lane served in the U.S. Navy. Surviving in addition to his wife, Rita of Beaufort, SC; are four daughters, Denice Bonnett, Tammy Dutton, Stefanie Klemeks and Danielle Lane; one brother, Frank Lane and one sister, Sarah Hodges; four grandsons. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to American Heart Association, 409 King Street, Suite 300, Charleston, SC 29403. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

Lorrinda Gordon

Charles S. Smith, III

Bertha Ann Glover

Lorrinda Gordon, 43, mother of John Gordon, Jr., of Beaufort, SC, died Sunday, February 24, 2013 in the Medical University of South Carolina

GYSGT Charles S. Smith, III, USMC, retired, husband of Darlene Fletcher Smith of Beaufort, SC died Saturday, February 16, 2013 at MUSC

and two sisters, Catherine Sarah Wichbrodt and Kristie Messer. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Anderson Funeral Home, P. O., Box 21, Beaufort, SC 29901. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

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

Cheryl Toman

in Charleston, SC. The family received friends on Friday, February 22, 2013 at noon at The Church of God, funeral services to follow at 1 p.m. with interment in Beaufort National Cemetery with full military honors. Mr. Smith was born on June 18, 1956 in Philadelphia, PA. He is the son of Catherine Angstadt Gioquinto and the late Michael Gioquinto. He was a member of the Church of God. Surviving in addition to his wife, Darlene of Beaufort, SC and his mother, Catherine of Beaufort, SC; are one son, Christopher Charles Smith, Sr. and one daughter, Stacy Smith; five grandchildren, Kirsten Ann, Christopher Charles, Alexia Mariester, Natelie Ann Gunter and Jordan James Gunter; two brothers, Daniel Carl Smith and Michael Salvator Gioquinto

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Cheryl Toman, 51, of Beaufort, wife of George Toman, died Thursday, February 21, 2013, at Bay View Manor. Surviving in addition to her husband of 27 years are three daughters, Anita Hedge, Bethany Hopkins, and Stephanie Toman; and 2 grandchildren. A memorial service for Cheryl will be held 1 p.m., Thursday, February 28 at The Baptist Church of Beaufort. Please share your thoughts and stories about Cheryl by visiting www. Copeland Funeral Service is assisting the family with arrangements.

James Paul Walker

James Paul Walker, 88, widower of Barbara Lee Walker, of Beaufort, SC, died Sunday, February 17, 2013 in Beaufort Memorial Hospital. The family received friends on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home. Memorial services were held on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 7 p.m. in Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Beaufort. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

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

Dinner with friends BowWOW!

By Tracie Korol

Dogs straddle two worlds. They are the cute and snuggly co-habitors of our lives. But somewhere underneath, every now and then, if you squint, you can see in your Best Friends the hint of a wild, lean and rangy wolf. So, how exactly did that happen? Scientists studying DNA from wolves and dogs think there’s a reason that dogs evolved into adorable, soft, sometimes squishy pets while wolves remain lean and sinewy, with a sort of rough appeal. The reason has to do with their ability to digest carbs. Scientists at Upssala University in Sweden recently completed a study (“The Genomic Signature of Dog Domestication Reveals Adaptation to a Starch-rich Diet”) printed in the journal Nature, that compared the DNA of 12 wolves and 60 dogs including cocker spaniels, schnauzers, golden retrievers and 11 other breeds. They found there were key differences that allowed dogs to digest carbohydrates far more easily. The presence of changes to starch and sugar-processing genes would have allowed early dogs to make the most of the scraps they could scavenge from human settlements, helping them to thrive despite abandoning the wolf pack lifestyle. They looked at gene variations the dogs had in common with each other, but not with the wolves. What they discovered is that dogs have many more

Facts, observations and musings about Our Best Friends

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Meats, fish, vegetables fruits and whole grain will make for a happier, healthier, almost-a-wolf Best Friend. genes that are involved in, and in some cases absolutely essential to, starch or fat metabolism. One of these genes, AMY2B, is responsible for making an enzyme called alpha amylase, which is extremely effective in digesting starch Dogs have five times as much alpha amylase activity as wolves. What’s really interesting about this study is not necessarily the study itself but rather the questions it has raised. The study itself suggests that the domestication of dogs was a form of selection as the canines that were already able to easily digest carbohydrates were able to survive easier apart from the pack and consequently became domesticated. While other scientists have suggested that these genes may have become adapted after the domestication of dogs as the carb heavy diet promoted the specialization of the carbohydrate

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digestion genes. So, rather like the question of which came first the chicken or the egg, science now has a different question to ponder, which came first domestication or the genes?” Researchers envision the evolution of wolves into dogs happening something like this: there were some wolves hanging around human settlements. They were eating meat leftovers. They kept hanging around the humans. The humans started to eat roots, fruits and porridge. The wolves that could digest carbs started to eat scraps from this expanded, more carb-heavy diet, and

real food workshop I’ll be doing a Real Food workshop Saturday, March 9, 1-3 p.m. on Distant Island. Learn how easy it is to make better food for your Best Friend for less than packaged kibble. For details, send me a note.

hung around more and more, and ate more carbs, while the wolves that could not stayed farther away from the human settlements, as their cast-off garbage was not as appealing. And, a couple billion loaves of bread later, we got dogs. However, do not think that with this info in hand you can go back to feeding your pal a bowl full of the cheap kibble. You know, that ground corn and wheat starch stuff doused in mysterious “animal” fats. Just because they can digest these components doesn’t mean they should. Just as a diet heavy in white flour, sugar, French fries and buttered grits can make you chubby and diabetic, so is the same for your dog. Wolves may be largely carnivores, but domestic dogs tend to be omnivores. Meats, fish, vegetables, fruits and whole grains will make for a happier, healthier, almost-awolf Best Friend.

what to do Meet the candidates at town hall forums

Representative Shannon Erickson continues to hold a series of public Town Hall forums for the candidates for the First Congressional District special election. The evenings are reserved for two candidates each night to attend, introduce themselves and answer questions from the public. Each candidate will be on stage for an hour, either 6 until 7 p.m. or 7 to 8 p.m. Dates for these forums are: • Monday, March 4: Mr. Keith Blandford (R) 6 p.m. and Representative Peter McCoy (R) 7 p.m. • Monday, March 11: Representative Andy Patrick (R) 6 p.m. and Mr. Jonathan Hoffman (R) 7 p.m. Each town hall will be held at the Technical College of the Lowcountry Auditorium, 921 Ribaut Road, Building 12 in Beaufort. For more information, contact Representative Shannon Erickson, shannonerickson@schouse. gov, 843-263-1867.

Fripp Audubon: Around the World with 80 Birds

Fripp Audubon and Naturally Fripp Community Habitat welcome one of the most celebrated international birders of all time, Romney Bathurst. But Ms. Bathurst has tapped into 9,000 bird species on seven continents. Come and find out why she says, “Birding is a great excuse to travel and travel is a super opportunity to bird!” Thursday, Feb. 28, Fripp Island’s Community Centre, 7 p.m. Presentation is free and free pass at gate. “Meet-‘n’-greet,” 6 p.m., please bring plate of nibbles to share. Contact, 843-4412153 and visit

Experts discuss caring for aging or ill loved ones

Are you caring for an aging or ill loved one? Would you like to know what care options are available as you or a loved one ages? If the answer is “yes” to either of these questions, there is help. Dr. Carl Derrick, III, an internist at Lowcountry Medical Group, will discuss the many resources available to those who are aging or ill at an open discussion on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Lowcountry Medical Group. Also on hand to answer questions will be experts in the fields of hospice, in-home care, assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Lowcountry Medical Group is located at 300 Midtown Drive in Beaufort (next to the Bi-Lo Shopping Center). The Community Room is located on the first floor next to the lab. Please call (843) 605-3155 or e-mail john.beal@

four person team. All players receive a round of golf with cart, practice range and balls, tee gift, box lunch, course beverages. A Players’ Award Party for all sponsors and golfers to be held onsite immediately following play. All proceeds will go to the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) of Beaufort. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information and a sponsor form, please visit our website at

Plaza Stadium Theater Friday 3/1 - Thursday 3/7 21 and Over “R” Showing DAILY 2:05-4:05-7:05-9:05 Snitch “PG13” Showing DAILY 2:00-4:20-7:00-9:15 Jack The Giant Slayer “PG13” 2D Showing DAILY 4:30-9:15 3D Showing DAILY 2:00-7:00

Black chamber presents Young Artist Showcase

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce (BCBCC) and Whale Branch Elementary School are presenting the Young Artist Showcase 2013, an arts celebration in recognition of Youth Art Month. The event will feature artwork from students in grades K-4 and will be held at Whale Branch Elementary School located at 15 Stuart Point Road on Friday, March 1 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The event will serve as a First Friday Networking event for the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce. All business owners, parents, and residents of the community are invited to attend. This event is free. For more information, call 843-986-1102. Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, candidate for 1st Congressional District, will speak at the event.

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Learn how to effectively manage medications

To help avoid the severe complications Parkinson’s Disease patients face if they mismanage their medications, Kelly Berry Winters, R.Ph. of Walgreens Pharmacy in Beaufort will discuss how to effectively manage medications on Thursday, March 7, at 1:30 p.m. at the Parkinson’s Support Group’s monthly meeting. The meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month from 1:30 – 3 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall of Shell Point Baptist Church located at 871 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, SC 29906. The meetings are free and open to anyone who is living with Parkinson’s Disease or who is a caregiver or has a loved one suffering from Parkinson’s. For more information or to arrange transportation, contact Rose at 843252-3001 or e-mail

Waste Management has 19th CAPA golf tourney

Area golfers are gearing up for the 19th Annual CAPA Golf Challenge, hosted by Waste Management, set for a 12 p.m. shotgun start on March 8 at Old Tabby Links, Spring Island. Men and women of any golf skill level are invited to play. Teams of four will play using the Texas Shamble format. The entry fee is $175 per player or $660 for a

Beaufort Junior Shag Club has March dance

The Beaufort Shag Club is pleased to host the Junior Shag Club March Dance Party on Sunday, March 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. at AMVETS Post 70, 1831 Ribaut Road, Port Royal. The dance is free and open to juniors age 8 to age 18 who want to learn the SC state dance, the Carolina Shag. Instructors will be on hand to teach beginner, intermediate and advanced steps. Parents welcome and encouraged. Visit the Junior Shag page at

Poker Run raises funds for puppy Merlin, PAL

Join fellow bikers, drivers and rollers of all kinds in a “Poker Run” to help raise funds for Merlin. Merlin was four weeks old when he was found by a sanitation worker in a dumpster. The puppy was duct taped in a box, with a wire bound tightly around his front leg. Palmetto Animal League removed the leg and saved the pup’s life. They are raising funds to purchase a front wheel cart from Eddie’s Wheels so that Merlin can enjoy a full dog’s life. This ride is sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings Beaufort, which will provide wings at the end, where Merlin will also make a guest appearance to thank all the riders and supporters. Any extra proceeds raised will benefit Palmetto Animal League. The ride is Saturday, March 2, starts and ends at Buffalo Wild Wings in Beaufort. Registration starts at 10 a.m. and costs $15 for single riders/$20 for dual riders. Last Bike in at 2:30 p.m. Prizes include: $200 Savannah Harley Davidson and $50 Savannah Hooters gift cards. Ride directions with stops will be provided day of the run. Contact Jody at 843-812-5937.

Candidate Frasier to speak at Penn Center

Wadmalaw Island native Ben Frasier wants to replace current U.S. Sen. Tim Scott as the representative of South Carolina’s First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Frasier, one of the two Democrats on the March 19, Democratic Primary ballot for the Special First Congressional District seat, will be the guest speaker at the March meeting of the Northern Beaufort County Democratic Club. The meeting will be held on Friday, March 8, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in Frissell Hall, at St. Helena Island’s historic Penn Center. The event is free and open to the public. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m., followed by a reception during which the public will be able to meet Frasier.

Museum shows film ‘Sea Island Secrets’

Beaufort History Museum is celebrating the first day of spring with a special showing of “Sea Island Secrets,” a documentary about Lowcountry islands. The movie features outdoorsman Gibbes McDowell and archeologist Chester De Pratter in this full-length film produced by Mike Hudson. McDowell, De Pratter, and Hudson will all be on hand for a Q&A following the film, and for conversation before, with wine and hors d’oeuvres. Reception at March 20, 6 p.m., viewing at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 members, $15 non-members.

St. Patty’s Golf tourney benefits search, rescue

Beaufort Water Search & Rescue and Fripp Island Sea Rescue will hold the 10th annual St. Patty’s Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m. at Ocean Creek Golf Course on Fripp Island. The format is a four-person team, Captain’s choice. The cost is $75 per player, which includes tournament fee, cart, range balls, prizes and lunch. For more information contact Ted Michals at 843-838-5788.

Clemson extension has talk about live oak care

Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service presents “Lowcountry Live Oaks: Care & Management” on Thursday March 14, from 1:30 until 4 p.m. at Union Church, 1004 11th Street, Port Royal, SC 29935. Registration is at 1 p.m., with a talk about Live Oak Natural History from Bob Franklin, Clemson Extension, and Insect, Disease & Cultural Issues with Live Oaks by Dr. Kelby Fite, Aboricultural Researcher, Bartlett Tree Research Lab. There will be a walking tour of Port Royal Live Oaks with Laura Lee Rose, Clemson Extension and Frances Waite, South Carolina Forestry Commission.

Colonial Tea to be held at Mikki’s in Port Royal

Come to Mikki’s All-American Cuisine on Sunday, March 24 at 3 p.m. to partake of a Colonial Tea. Enjoy savories and sweets served with a variety of teas. Adults, $20 each; Senior Citizens/ Children: $18 each. Reservations are required, call Mikki’s 843-379-4322.

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Lura Holman McIntosh, BIC Telephone: 843-525-1677 Website: PROPERTY MANAGEME Email: marshview@palmettoshores. com

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that’s a wrap!

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

The Island News covering northern beaufort county

weekend scenes from

march 1-7, 2012



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

happY wINOs

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

Chandler Trask 843.321.9625

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


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

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

T.I.N. Favorites contest continues In case you didn’t already know, The Island News wants to find out what you like best about Beaufort by voting for at least 10 businesses or community leaders you consider to be your favorite. It’s fun and easy! Simply go our website at, look at the categories, then choose your favs. Once the votes are counted from the 127 categories, we’ll announce the winners later in March. You have only until midnight on Sunday, March 11, to cast your votes for T.I.N. Favorites. Show support and make your votes heard!



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


Brett Doran Serving the Lowcountry for over 20 years. Service, New Construction, and Remodeling. (843) 522-8600



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Dr. Kristie Wallace 703 Bladen St. 843-522-1115 Licensed Massage Therapy & Nutritional Exams Available.

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Discount Auto Center 2506 Boundary St. 843-524-1191

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