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Meet business owners William and Elizabeth Dukes. see page 7


Columnist Celia Strong lives the dream in Napa. see page 23


The home chef shares recipes for Super Bowl Sunday. see page 25 INDEX

Flowers for Mother by SUMAC.

Valentine’s Day is coming and love is in bloom at the Red Piano Too Art Gallery. The gallery is gearing up for the annual Valentine’s weekend show to open on Saturday, February 11. See story, page 21

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Beaufort, Port Royal earn combined and upgraded fire rating With the possibility of lower fire insurance premiums for commercial properties that could boost economic development, including the Port of Port Royal property, both Beaufort and Port Royal will share a Class 2 ISO fire rating effective May 1. Working together with improved firefighter training and equipment, the Beaufort-Port Royal Fire Department requested a joint ISO fire rating

that could greatly benefit commercial property owners in Beaufort and Port Royal, Beaufort Fire Chief Sammy Negron said. For 15 years, Beaufort has enjoyed one of the state’s highest fire insurance ratings — an ISO 2. That can translate to annual savings on fire insurance premiums, particularly for commercial properties. Insurance companies can use the ISO rating as an indicator of a community’s ability to provide fire

protection. “With our combined firefighting capability with Port Royal, with our strong water supply system and hydrants, and with our new equipment, we earned the joint ISO 2 rating for both the City of Beaufort and the Town of Port Royal,” Negron said. The rating team was in the Lowcountry in August. FIRE continued on page 3

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Focusing on the good things taking place in Beaufort County schools My personal success beating dyslexia (before it was even recognized as a reading disorder) to become a college and graduate school honor student, and my two-year consulting on parent engagement in schools in Vermont, Delaware and North Carolina by no means qualify me as an expert on education. However, those experiences heightened my awareness and understanding of schools if only from anecdotal points of view. With that disclosure, I believe that I, like many others, have been focusing on news stories about attendance zones, budget battles between County Council and the School Board, unfair state funding formulas and most recently fiscal autonomy, while we’ve ignored and failed to support dedicated hard working teachers by acknowledging many good things taking place in Beaufort County Schools and failing to help with the challenges our teachers and administrators face. Furthermore, perhaps by pointing fingers at school officials we have excused ourselves from our civic responsibility as a necessary part of the solution. Given my personal interest, I jump at opportunities to visit schools. Within the past several months, I visited Lady’s Island, Broad River, Shell Point, Port Royal, Beaufort Elementary and Riverview Charter Schools. I have been overwhelmingly enthused to witness the tender care provided by teachers and aides, the sense of community among faculty and students and an engagement in serious learning. Last month I received and accepted my first invitation to visit a high school though I have attended events at Beaufort and Battery Creek High schools over the years. I shadowed Battery Creek High School Principal Ed Burnes. My eyes were wide open as I thought about cynical comments by some members of our community who appear to adamantly not want their sons and daughters to attend the school. Aside from learning first hand what a principal does, I observed classes in progress, the cafeteria during lunch and small groups of students huddled experiencing the fun of give and take while collaborating on projects in the media center. Fortunately, the timing was such that I got to meet with the school’s Senior Leadership Team which includes the class presidents and vice presidents from each grade also an impressive event. The following are some observations which, if I am honest with myself, were pleasant surprises against the backdrop of apparent ill feelings about Beaufort Schools and particularly Battery Creek High. The level of “adult” dialogue among student leaders, expressing their concerns, recommendations of priorities and how the principal 2

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Are we missing the real challenge and opportunity for improving public education in Beaufort County? responded to them as young adults who take their responsibility seriously was extraordinary. The sense of order throughout the school of over 770 students during class changes where students moved throughout the vast hallways and, by the second bell, classroom doors were closed and teachers were conducting classes to attentive and seemingly engaged and well behaved students While I am sure my findings are no surprise to the hundreds of teachers in our schools, and perhaps some of the parents who give to the community through volunteering at their children’s schools, it was a well worthwhile morning for me and clearly a very pleasant eye opener given I had preconceived notions and have perhaps be wearing “blinders” caused by the negative atmosphere about schools in our community. Had I been invited to shadow Dr. Durbin at Beaufort High School, I have no doubt the experience would have been similar though some of the programs may have differing focus. My conclusions are not complicated: 1. Our schools are simply not broken. 2. They need a strong injection of community support through OUR help and support. If I had to diagnose the biggest challenge to “fixing” our schools, I would not focus on “shortcomings” of the hardworking teachers and their aides or those who train and oversee them. Rather I would attend to parent absenteeism, as many parents are not preparing their children for school and failing to participate in their children’s education, leaving an almost crippling burden on the teachers and likely handicapping families and perhaps holding back or slowing down students who are better prepared because they are supported by parents who can do so. I know I am now getting into politically charged and perhaps even politically inappropriate territory for a Mayor of a small city which formally has little if anything to do with managing our schools. But, I also understand that — like dealing with gun toting teenagers, as

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I did several months ago by helping and encouraging a newly created neighborhood group to work with those at risk for their lives — some one has to start the conversation about what WE might be able to do to help our teachers and their students. The first place to find the answer is to look in the mirror to see what each of us can offer. We face a very complicated reality we can no longer ignore: As important as it may be, many parents are not able to provide the level of support others provide: an increasing number of parents are single mothers who leave for work as early as 5 a.m. and return as late as 8 p.m. leaving no time to spend with their children; during their own childhood some mothers and fathers did not learn from example positive and strong parenting; yet others do not feel adequate, because they were not formally educated, to offer what their children need; and finally, there is the reality of some parents (I would like to think this is fewer than some believe) who simply shirk the responsibility for their children and expect the rest of us to carry the burden. We cannot change all of this overnight. But we can accept the reality and work together to compensate as children need positive support from somewhere. Working with parents to help them understand and meet their responsibilities is a huge challenge but, no matter how much we disapprove and perhaps even resent them for not carrying their weight, we must acknowledge what is missing and develop strategies to improve student preparedness and provide aggressive and comprehensive after school support ... if we want our schools to be even better. I do not know all of the answers, but aggressive tutoring and mentoring is one way we can compensate; volunteering to work and financially support before and after school programs like Thumbs Up, The Boys & Girls Clubs, the YMCA, the new community group called Circle of Hope Coalition and others, is a good place to start. And finally, we must encourage and reward those teachers and administrators who are already going the extra mile to close the gap between those who have strong home backgrounds and those who do not. Perhaps it is time for us to look in the mirror and do our job as a community by finding ways to support needy students and the many parents who must become better parents so they will be better equipped to help their children when they are not at school rather than dumping large numbers of students on the teachers. I know we can do better and there is not a better time to engage than right now!


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continued from page 1 Beaufort City Manager Scott Dadson said the continued high levels of firefighter training, strong cooperating between Beaufort and Port Royal, good department management and the City Council’s commitment to update the firefighting vehicles with more responsive all-purpose vehicles and pumpers all contributed to the upgraded fire rating. Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling saluted the work behind the improved ISO 2 rating and pointed to potential economic benefits as both Beaufort and Port Royal work toward major redevelopment projects, including the Port of Port Royal project and the Boundary Street Corridor. “The ISO rating reflects these two communities’ investment in providing effective fire prevention for its residents. Getting an ISO 2 rating for Port Royal will have a dramatic effect on the desirability of the Port property for development and, as we continue to bring redevelopment opportunities to Beaufort and the Boundary Street Corridor, the lure of lower fire insurance premiums will certainly help,” Keyserling said. The last time Beaufort was evaluated by ISO was in 1981. In 2004, the Town of Port Royal received an ISO Class 3/9, with outlying areas having the lower, less appealing 9 rating. The joint ISO 2 rating for Beaufort and Port Royal applies to property up to Neal Road in Beaufort and up to the Bell Bridge in Port Royal. The Burton Fire District recently underwent a similar ISO evaluation, including for areas in Beaufort and Port Royal they serve under contract. Additional benefits of a joint ISO rating include allowing joint purchases of new equipment, saving both Port Royal and Beaufort taxpayers money. The shared equipment will serve the

shared ISO, Negron said. The ISO rating system measures the major elements of a community’s fire-suppression system and develops a numerical grade from one, the highest, to the lowest, 10. Here’s how the review process works, according to the Insurance Services Office: Fire alarms: 10 percent of the overall grading is based on how well the fire department receives fire alarms and dispatches its fire-fighting resources. Field representatives evaluate the communications center, the number of operators at the center and the listing of emergency numbers in the telephone book. Field representatives also look at the dispatch circuits and how the center notifies firefighters about the location of the emergency. Engine companies: 50 percent of the overall grading is based on the number of engine companies and the amount of water a community needs to fight a fire. ISO reviews the distribution of fire companies throughout the area and checks that the fire department tests its pumps regularly and inventories each engine company’s nozzles, hoses, breathing apparatus and other equipment. ISO also reviews the fire-company records to determine: • Type and extent of training provided to fire-company personnel • Number of people who participate in training • Firefighter response to emergencies • Maintenance and testing of the fire department’s equipment. Water supply: 40 percent of the grading is based on the community’s water supply, specifically whether the community has sufficient water supply for firefighting beyond daily maximum consumption. During an ISO review, its team checks all components of the water supply system, including pumps, storage and filtration. They check the distribution and location of fire hydrants and the rate of water flow provided by water mains.

news briefS Change in filing deadline for state income tax returns

The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) will honor the April 17th individual income tax filing deadline set by the Internal Revenue Service. Since April 15 falls on a Sunday, and Emancipation Day in Washington, D.C. (a DConly holiday) is observed on Monday, April 16, the official filing deadline will move to the following business day which is Tuesday, April 17. SCDOR will honor the federal due date but will not change forms to reflect the April 17th deadline. This deadline applies to any income tax return or payment normally due on April 15th; it also applies to the deadline for requesting a tax-filing extension. South Carolina taxpayers who file and pay electronically have until May 1, 2012 to do so without penalty or interest being assessed. The May 1st deadline does not apply to federal returns or to SC taxpayers who file paper returns.

SCDMV hosts driver suspension eligibility week

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced today the upcoming Driver Suspension Eligibility Week for drivers with certain license suspensions. The program will be held March 5-9, 2012 in all DMV offices across the state and in six offices on Saturday, March 10th. During Driver Suspension Eligibility Week, South Carolina drivers who have lost their driving privileges for suspensions included in the program may be able to reduce or clear the remaining time of their suspension. The program will assist the following types of suspended drivers: • Underage drivers suspended for excessive points. • Those suspended for operating an unlicensed taxi or vehicle. • Drivers suspended for operating an uninsured vehicle that they did not own . • Those suspended for operating or allowing operation of an uninsured vehicle. • Drivers suspended for driving under suspension, excluding alcohol or drug related convictions. To qualify for the program, drivers must meet all of the conditions of their suspensions. All fees must be paid and SR-22 insurance must be filed, if required. If a driver has more than one suspension, DMV will recalculate the suspension time. Drivers with suspensions not covered by the program will still need to serve that suspension. Drivers who have a clear record may apply for a driver’s license. Depending on the type of suspension, they may be required to take the vision, knowledge and road skills tests before getting a new driver’s license. For more information, visit the SCDMV Web site at


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BJWSA to remove swing bridge over Whale Branch Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA) is removing the railroad swing bridge over the Whale Branch River in Northern Beaufort County. Removal of the swing bridge is part of BJWSA’s railroad removal project. Demolition work is slated to begin the week of January 30, 2012, and will be completed by the end of February. During demolition, it will be necessary for the contractor to place the bridge in its locked, closed position for several days. Performing this

change may make it difficult for watercraft to pass underneath. BJWSA anticipates that the bridge will be closed through February 3; however, weather and other site conditions may cause that closure period to be extended. Boaters are urged to use caution in the area. BJWSA purchased the Port Royal Railroad in 2008 as a utility corridor. Removal of the rail ties, ballast and rock began in fall of 2010. All work is slated to be complete by summer of 2012.

Scott named to BJWSA board of directors James Scott of Hardeeville has been appointed to the Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority’s (BJWSA) Board of Directors. Mr. Scott was appointed by Governor Nikki Haley with special consideration by the legislative delegation. His term runs through 2017, at which time he will be eligible for re-appointment. Mr. Scott replaces Mark Snyder, who gave nine years of exemplary service to the Board of Directors from 2002 through 2011, and served as chairman from 2004 until 2007. Mr. Scott has a distinguished history of public service in the Lowcountry, working for the Jasper

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The YMCA of Beaufort County was one of 235 Ys nationwide to receive a $5,000 grant from JC Penney to provide more school-aged children with financial assistance to attend afterschool programs at the Y. As a result, more children in the Beaufort County community, who otherwise could not afford to participate, have access to life-enriching afterschool programs that cultivate the values, relationships and skills kids need to thrive, now and as adults. This is the fourth year that JC Penney has supported the local Y’s afterschool programs.

Domino’s Pizza reopens under new ownership on Lady’s Island

Residents of Lady’s Island can once again enjoy Domino’s Pizza! After a previous Domino’s owner closed the Lady’s Island store in May of last year, it reopened on Dec. 31, 2011, under the ownership of Domino’s Pizza franchisee partners Chip Burr and Andy Villarreal. “After a six-month hiatus, we’re thrilled to be able to bring Domino’s Pizza back to the Lady’s Island community,” said Burr. “We are dedicated to the area and are excited about the opportunity to become involved in local community organizations. We hope to continue to develop a loyal customer following by delivering hot, great-tasting pizza at a great price.” Burr’s and Villarreal’s combined experience with the Domino’s system exceeds 55 years. Both started with Domino’s Pizza as delivery experts with what would become the largest and most successful Domino’s franchise, RPM Pizza. Villarreal began delivering pizzas in 1981, and Burr began in 1983. They worked their way up to become franchisees, Villarreal in 1983 and Burr in 2003. Burr and Villarreal collectively own 19 Domino’s stores, including joint ownership of the stores in Lady’s Island, Beaufort, Bluffton and Hilton Head Island.


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Final days to join ‘Beaufort 300’ Support the permanent Tricentennial monument in Waterfront Park With only a handful of slots remaining, the Beaufort 300 fundraiser will close Jan. 31 so that names can begin to be inscribed on new historical markers bound for the city’s Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. The goal is for 300 people to contribute $300 toward the new markers that celebrate Beaufort’s 300th birthday in 2011. Corporate and nonprofit contributions also are available, said Kevin Cuppia, a downtown Beaufort businessman and chairman of the Beaufort 300 organization. ‘Beaufort 300’ is a unique opportunity to invest in Beaufort’s future by recognizing its past, Cuppia said. “Our noted historian, Dr. Larry Rowland, is helping write the information for the new markers that will better tell the story of Beaufort’s past,” Cuppia said. “We’re almost at our goal for the fundraising and we’re very proud of this community.” The Tricentennial celebration ended Dec. 31 with a Founders’ Night II in the Waterfront Park. A packed park enjoyed music and historical readings, including the actual charter that founded Beaufort

“It’s a very special way to commemorate Beaufort’s 300 years of formal history.” Erin Dean, Tricentennial Committee chair

A rendering of the monument in Waterfront Park.

on Jan. 17, 1711. A huge fireworks show ended the night and the 300th birthday party. “For a community that celebrates our unique history and culture on an almost daily basis, 300 years is a huge benchmark,” Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling said. “We’re almost at the 300 limit for contributors and we’re

ready to move on to making the markers and getting them installed.” Important figures in the city’s history include Jean Ribaut, Marquis de Lafayette, Robert Smalls, Laura Towne and Col. John “Tuscarora Jack” Barnwell — and locals can add their names to that list by participating in the ‘Beaufort 300’ fundraiser.

The Tricentennial monument will be an updated series of historical markers in the Waterfront Park showcasing Beaufort’s three centuries. Investors’ names will be included on the monument for posterity. “It’s a very special way to commemorate Beaufort’s 300 years of formal history, and a way to put your family’s name on the monument that we expect will stand for at least the next hundred years,” said Erin Dean, chairwoman of the Tricentennial Committee. Beaufort was founded Jan. 17, 1711 by the English, although its beginnings date back to Spanish explorers in 1514. Beaufort was named for Englishman Henry Somerset, Duke of Beaufort (1684-1714), one of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina. For more information on the Beaufort 300, visit and click on the upper left corner named Tricentennial.

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How far do you have to go for advanced heart care?

When Kent Easty’s “flu” was a heart attack in disguise, he was glad to be near South Carolina’s first Duke-affiliated heart center. Here, his cardiologist used an innovative radial approach to cardiac catheterization which starts from the wrist instead of the leg. Kent later learned the easier-on-the-body diagnostic procedure is so advanced, it’s not available in many large cities. Now Kent knows the first place to look for the latest care is here in local waters.

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An in-depth look at the people, businesses and organizations that shape our community Will and Elizabeth Dukes of Creative Interiors Carpet One and Southern Carpet Wholesale

nice guys finish first (and in this case, a gal, too) By Lanier Laney Did you know that Will and Elizabeth Dukes are marathoners? He’s done two and she’s done five. They plan on running the New York Marathon in November. Besides sharing a mutual interest in running, they also share an interest in running a business together — two businesses actually. The couple owns Creative Interiors Carpet One, across from the Beaufort National Cemetery on Boundary Street, and also Southern Carpet Wholesale in the Staples shopping center next to the movie theater on Robert Smalls Parkway. I’ve done business for my own home with them several times over the past 10 years and I’ve always found them to be incredibly nice and great at what they do. I asked Will, a Beaufort native, what his philosophy is behind running his successful business. “We live in a small town and have to count on happy customers and word of mouth to help grow our businesses. No amount of advertising can overcome poor service so our focus has always been on treating our customers in a way that we would want to be treated ourselves. Our customers trust us to perform work in their homes and we take this responsibility very seriously; starting with trained sales associates and extending to trained and licensed flooring installers.” “I would love to say we have never made a mistake, but the reality of any business is that issues will arise. Our belief is that how you address those issues and the efforts that you make to satisfy your customer are what separates the good companies from the others,” he said. Will and Elizabeth met at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., and married

dukes’ carpet businesses Creative Interiors Carpet One 1404 Boundary Street Beaufort, SC 29902 (843) 524-2612 Southern Carpet Wholesale 41D Robert Smalls Parkway Beaufort, SC 29906 (843) 522-3800 soon after. They recently celebrated their 19 anniversary together. After college, she got a Masters in Education, and he got an MBA degree. Sixteen years ago they were both working in Charleston in jobs they were not particularly excited about. That was when they learned Creative Interiors in Beaufort had just come up for sale. Says Will, “We knew nothing about the flooring business but were young, hungry, and terrified — all great motivators!” They bought the business and later expanded by joining Carpet One in 2000, and then they opened Southern Carpet Wholesale in 2002. I asked Will to tell me about all the items and services available at the various businesses: “We are a full service retail and commercial flooring and installation company. Our two stores are structured to serve different parts of the marketplace. Creative Interiors Carpet One has an expansive showroom featuring all types and styles of flooring such as rugs, rubber

flooring, domestic and exotic woods, and a huge selection of stone and glass tile and mosaics for the discerning customer. “We carry Karastan Carpets and rugs as well as the Lees, Bigelow and Tigressa lines of carpet. Southern Carpet Wholesale maintains a warehouse full of value buys of carpet, wood, vinyl, and tile. Southern Carpet Wholesale caters to the contractor, homeowner or apartment owner who is on a budget and short on time. Pulling from our stock of over 20 thousand yards of flooring, our trained crews can have the client back up and running very quickly.” Elizabeth and Will are proud of their two children: Will Jr., 14, who is an eighth grader at Beaufort Academy, and Gina their 12-yearold daughter who is a sixth grader at Riverview Charter School. The family lives on Lady’s Island and feels they are lucky to be able to raise their kids surrounded by the beauty of the river and marsh. They were excited about being able to move back to Beaufort and have enjoyed participating in the growth of the city over the years. The couple also has been active with The United Way, (where Will ran the campaign several years ago), Main Street Beaufort USA and the Beaufort Chamber of Commerce, where Will was a board member for both business organizations for a number of years. They also like to participate with other local charities. I’m happy to say that both companies made it through the recent financial downturn due to the Dukes’ combined commitment to putting their customers first, and sales are returning to pre-meltdown levels. Success could not happen to two nicer people.

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

A party in honor of Valentine Ball dinner hosts By Lanier Laney


very year, the Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation does a wonderful thing. They give a terrific party in honor of all the kind hearted hosts of the upcoming dinner parties held before the Valentine Ball. This year was no exception and the party was held in the beautiful home of Ty and Marc Reichel for more than 70 hosts. What’s remarkable about this party is the incredible gourmet food that is served and it is cooked by the chefs at the hospital. Plus other hospital chefs were brought in from as far away as Augusta, Ga. After all, the chefs were all trained in fine culinary schools before going into hospital work. Their skills are on the level with the finest restaurants. Many thanks to them for all their hard work and thanks also to the volunteers who make the Valentine Ball Beaufort’s biggest charity event of the year.

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Arts fun-raiser channels spirit of Mardi Gras By Lanier Laney

In support of ARTworks, Beaufort’s community arts center, Mardi Gras is the grand annual fundraiser that uses the strength of a squeezebox and the zing of the washboard to get supporters of the arts moving and grooving. For 2012, the committee decided to take over the newly re-opened Shed in Port Royal, with a balcony in French Quarter style by artist Terry Brennan, a jazzy backdrop created by artist Rebecca Davenport, and the delicious tradition of jambalaya and white chocolate bread pudding by Berry Island. Revelers filled the Shed to capacity, finding their tables loaded with beads, masks, and scratch off tickets to determine the Kings and Queens. Led by artist-boardmember Deanna Bowdish in a stunning red gown, dancers filled the floor in front of Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, direct from New Orleans, and guests took home spectacular art from the silent auction, including artworks donated by the Charles Street Gallery, glass artist Greg Rawls, woodworker Rex Hunter, multi-mediaist Hank Herring, and a much fought over blue crab assemblage by Terry Brennan. Thanks to all who attended and support the arts year round, and kudos to the committee, boardmembers and volunteers, including Claudette Humphrey, Helen Roper, Stacie Van Vulpen, CJ Norwood, Erika Pyle, Carolyn Carter and Barbara Kelly. Photos by Richard Darby.


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sports sign up for pals spring youth sports Registration for Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services spring sports begins February 1 at Burton Wells Recreation Center in Beaufort. Registration for baseball participants age 4 to 17 and softball players age 6 to 15 is scheduled February 1 – 22 at Burton Wells. Registration for soccer participants age 4 to 17 will be held February 1-29. Players must provide a completed application which can be obtained online at Select the “About” tab on the home page, then “Public Services” and “Parks and Leisure Services.” Forms are also available at Burton Wells or Buckwalter Recreation Center. Birth certificates are required for participation. The registration fee for baseball and softball is $65 and soccer is $60. Cash, check or credit cards are accepted. A fee of 3% will be applied to all credit card transactions and a $3.95 fee for Visa Debit Cards. Late registration will end one week after the deadline and require a $25 late fee. For more information, visit the PALS pages of the County website or call (843) 255-6680 or (843) 255-6710.


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A focus on students, teachers and educational events in northern Beaufort County school briefs • Thursday, Feb. 2, it is Chick-Fil-A night for Riverview Charter School from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Join your Riverview friends for dinner and show your Stingray Spirit. Ten percent of all proceeds (dine-in or drive-thru) will be donated to Riverview. • Tuesday, Feb. 7, Beaufort Academy fifth grade Latin skit, 9 a.m. • Wednesday, Feb. 8, Beaufort Academy seventh grade Latin skit, 10 a.m. Local student wins 2012 Scholastic Arts Awards Congratulations to Libby Davis of Beaufort High School who received a Gold Key in the 2012 Scholastic Art Awards for South Carolina Art Region for her printmaking piece titled “Lords of The Dance.” Her sculpture piece “Galatea” was also recognized. Libby is one of two South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts (SCGSAH) Visual Arts students to receive a Gold Key. Her work will be considered for national recognition; and if she is recognized as a National Medalist, she will be celebrated at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York where her work will be displayed at a prominent gallery.

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Pictured from left to right is St. Peter’s Catholic School student Mary Bruns who nominated her teacher, Heather Rembold, middle, as favorite teacher. Joni Embrey, right, of Winning Orthodontics awards Rembold $100 for school supplies.

Top: Beaufort High eighth grader Mattie Hibbs goes up for a rebound against a Summerville Green Wave. This is Mattie’’s first year on the varsity squad. She attends Beaufort Middle. The girls lost to Summerville, 36-55. Above: Beaufort High Senior Thurston Milton goes for the ball against Summerville. The boys lost to the Green Wave, 47 to 67.

Transfer Request Forms now available Parents seeking to transfer their students to schools outside their zoned attendance areas can access the necessary forms on the district’s website. The deadline for completing and turning in a Transfer Request Application is March 2. Favorite Teacher Award St. Peter’s Catholic School teacher Heather Rembold recently won $100 for classroom supplies from the “Favorite Teacher” at Dr. Skeet Burris’ orthodontic practice (Winning Orthodontic Smiles). Joni Embrey of Winning Orthodontic Smiles presented the award, which was nominated by student Mary Bruns.

Gary Maurer the Magician visits STAR students at Beaufort Elementary School. The STARs come out The STARs were out at Beaufort Elementary School on Friday, Jan. 27, for a

Beaufort Academy participants in SCISA Spelling Bee included: Back row: Ansleigh Pingree, Kate Gray, Preston Coleman, William Lindsay, Anna Sheppard, Quinn Fleming. Front: Emma Melville, Joe Stowe, John Dastous, Joe Bhoi, and Witt Compton. Not pictured, Coach Amy Melville.

performance by Gary Maurer the Magician. These STAR students were chosen by their teachers for consistently demonstrating, during the last nine weeks, the school’s motto “Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Ready to Learn”. The STAR event is a part of the school’s Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) program. “We had a Star for our STAR’s” said Mrs. Meredith Fent, guidance counselor, who coordinated the event. PBIS is a program that emphasizes recognizing positive behaviors. Kindergarten through fifth graders participated in this magical assembly.

Spelling Bee Beaufort Academy students competed in the SCISA Regional Spelling Bee on Thursday, Jan. 19. Fifth grader Joe Stowe and seventh grader William Lindsay finished overall third in their divisions. Shell Point Elementary January 23 was an evening of evening of fun, family, furry bears and reading at Shell Point. Students and their families attended the Teddy Bear Read-In. Students came wearing their pajamas, brought in their favorite teddy bear and read books with their parents and

Shell Point Elementary students and their families participated in the Teddy Bear Read-In. grandparents. Everyone gathered in the Media Center while the literacy teachers presented some helpful reading strategies for parents to use when reading with their child. Then everyone split up to read books for thirty minutes. Mrs. Parks, the principal, sported her pajamas as well and read a book to the group while they enjoyed milk and cookies. It was great fun for all. Every student left with the gift of a free book to enjoy at home.

citadel cadet from port royal named to dean’s list Cadet Ashten Maria Byrne of Port Royal has been named to the Dean’s List at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, for academic achievement during the fall 2011 semester. Byrne is seeking a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and is attending the Citadel on an Army ROTC scholarship and will be commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant upon graduation. Dean’s List recognition is given to those cadets and active duty military students whose grade point average is 3.2 or higher with no grade below a C for the previous semester’s work. Byrne and other Dean’s List students were recognized during The Citadel’s Jan. 27 military dress parade on Summerall Field. The Citadel, founded in 1842, is a public, coeducational military college in Charleston, S.C., that offers a classic military education for young men and women seeking a college experience that is intense, meaningful, academically strong and is focused on educating principled leaders for a strong military and a global workforce. 12

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Accepting applications for Montessori program Applications are being accepted for expanded Montessori classes at Beaufort Elementary School, which plans to double the size of its program for 201213 due to high interest from parents. “Our first year has been phenomenal in terms of meeting students’ needs and encouraging them to stretch toward their potential,” said Principal Jennifer Morillo. “Because there was more interest from parents than we could accommodate this year and a number of students were wait-listed, we’re expanding from one class of firstthrough third-graders to two classes. That means we can offer Montessori to about 25 additional students next year.” Beaufort Elementary plans to add a fourth- and fifth-grade component for the 2013-14 year so that parents whose first- through third-graders are in Montessori can complete their elementary grades using that instructional option. The Montessori Method, which celebrated its 100th birthday in 2007, was created by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori. It is a hands-on “discovery approach” to learning where classes are multi-aged

and students work at their own pace, often independently. Montessori teachers are specially trained facilitators who guide students to explore their world and think creatively. Beaufort is one of 21 South Carolina districts that offer a public school Montessori option. About 5,000 students are enrolled in these programs statewide. Interested parents and students can see Montessori in action at Beaufort Elementary by contacting office manager Inda Walker, who can arrange a visit (322-2600). Any Beaufort County student can apply to the Montessori program at Beaufort Elementary. Interested students must complete the Montessori application posted on the district’s website or pick up a form at Beaufort Elementary. Completed applications must be submitted to the school by March 16, 2012. If the student is accepted into the Montessori program, a district Student Choice Option Transfer Request Form will be provided. Here is a link to Beaufort Elementary’s Montessori application: http://www. beaufort.k12. Montessori%20Application.pdf

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New head of school named for Beaufort Academy The Beaufort Academy Board of Trustees recently appointed Julia Stewart Corner as Head of School after an extensive search this past fall. Ms. Corner began working at Beaufort Academy last fall when she was hired as interim Head of School. “We are extremely excited about this announcement,” stated Herb Gray, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. “Since the first day Julie took the helm in August, her background and leadership skills have enabled Beaufort Academy to continue to follow our strong curriculum and implement the core values of our strategic plan. Julie’s dedication and enthusiasm have

been effective in moving the school forward and continuing to achieve our goal of academic excellence. She is focused on improving the academic opportunities and cultural experiences of BA’s students.” Jim Marks, BA Vice-Chair, said, “Julie has been successful in Julia Corner providing positive and energetic leadership necessary for the school as it has moved beyond the time of sadness and uncertainty last spring to the current period of growth

and optimism for the future.” Corner received her Masters of Education from the University of Pittsburgh and completed advanced postgraduate work at Carnegie-Mellon. After several years in secondary education, she worked for more than 20 years in school management in the private sector. Last year she retired as a director for Delta Career Education. Julie was also the Vice President for Training, with responsibility for developing curriculum, coordinating interaction with regulatory bodies on the state and national levels, coordinating marketing and public relations, and conducting faculty training and curriculum mapping.

honor roll St. Peter Catholic School Congratulations to our second quarter saints and scholars. Second quarter principal’s honor roll • 2ND: Agustin Bell, Luke Burton, Caroline Keenan, Alyssa Rembold • 3RD: Jonathan Field, Matthew Gilbert, Katherine Hurtt, Ben Richardson • 4TH: Brigid Murphy, Molly Rembold • 5TH: Joseph Barras, Grace Davis, Tessa Wilson, Katie McArdle, Noah Goodwin • 6TH: Emma Burton • 7TH: Max Crisologo, Bella Kimbrell, Siobhan Murphy • 8TH: Mary M. Barras, Brooks Denman, Noah Kimbrell SECOND QUARTER HONOR ROLL • 2nd: J.P. Barras, Rachel Cain, Annabel Court, Craig Culbertson, Nadia Fernandez, Madison Gwin, Alex McArdle, Graham Ruff, Miguel Suarez, Quinn Wilson • 3rd: Mark Alvarez, Henry Centeno, Jillian Coffman, Peter Iacopelli, Hayden Jennings, Jasmine Nolan, Timothy Moon • 4th: Christian Andrade, Christian Bakker, Timothy Barras, Noah Brock, Hunter Burton • 5th: Alex Becker, Maggie Crisologo, Olivia Crisologo, Caroline Massalon, Jayne Trumps, Jason McFayden • 6th: Jacob Horton, Lynn Mezahernandez, Clayton Ruff, Sam Richardson, Brid-get Gallagher, Mia Collins, Casey Bradford • 7th: Katy Binkowski, Jack Gambla, Mary Katherine Gilbert, Matthew Hurtt, Justin Massalon, Tiera Williams, Braden, Wilson, Bianca Algarin • 8th: Lilly Allen, Mary Bruns, Paulina


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Clemson University The following local residents have been named to the President’s List at Clemson University for the fall 2011 semester: • Bryce Coldiron Ferry of Beaufort, who is majoring in Construction Science and Management. • Linnea Leora Granquist of Beaufort, who is majoring in Architecture. • Justin Thomas White of Beaufort, who is majoring in Management (Entrepreneurship Emphasis). • Stephanie Raquel Marie Hudson of Beaufort, who is majoring in Special Education. • Rebecca Elizabeth Tkach of Beaufort, who is majoring in Mathematical Sciences. • Blake Alexander Dubbs of Beaufort, who is majoring in Mechanical Engineering. • Jessica Michelle Heim of Beaufort, who is majoring in English. • Alyssa Marie Petrongelli of Beaufort, who is majoring in Animal and Veterinary Sciences. • Sloane Ellen Wiggers of Beaufort, who is majoring in Biological Sciences. • Brittany Maree Wilson of Beaufort, who is majoring in Pre-Business. To be named to the President’s List, a student must achieve a 4.0 (all As) gradepoint average.

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Richard Simmons on a good day By Cherimie Crane Weatherford

The confetti settles, the resolutions resolve, and anxiously we begin the year we shall rush to bid farewell. Change is exciting, it brings about a certain energy to begin, to end, and to improve things within our lives that gave us such fits in 2011. January 1, everyone is a winner, a saint, a fitness pro, and basically a better person all around. Each has his or her own battle. Although mine falls in line with the usual suspects; it is slightly different. A few months ago, my favorite little escape closed its doors. It was my heaven, my sanity, my alternative to a life of crime. No matter how difficult the day, regardless the barrage of real estate rocks hurled fiercely in my direction, I found solace in Celadon. Crawling, stumbling or skipping through the doors was my bandage for a day full of scratches and scrapes. I would run on the treadmill, losing frustration with each mile, then retreat to the mat where I would become the greatest Yogi of all time. As if that weren’t enough to banish the bad, the steam shower cured whatever remained. There was one major factor that added to this simple bliss: 90% of the time, I was right by myself. In retrospect, I can see how that may have been a sign of slow business; however, I was too busy enjoying my private heaven to worry. I can’t simply join another gym. It isn’t that easy. I am not Jane Fonda, matter of fact, my appearance in the

gym more resembles Shrek, Minnie Pearl or maybe Richard Simmons on a good day. Some women leave a gym looking better than I do leaving a salon; unfair, but a reality in which I have grown accustomed. Many years I have spent in gyms, lifting weights at 5 a.m. (forced, obviously), Cherimie there was even a most humiliating Crane Weatherford step aerobic phase, thankfully YouTube wasn’t quite so popular, and there was enough running to sign me up as a fill in for Forrest Gump. Therefore, I feel as though I did my time, paid my dues, and somehow avoided losing a major limb. Going to the gym isn’t my idea of a fabulous time. I realize there are health benefits and such, but that was never my motivation. I am at least 20% less mean when I have that coveted time to myself. The physical rewards were secondary to my improved personality. After being screamed at, cursed at, blamed, and at times accused of being all that is wrong in the financial realm, being all alone to look ridiculous on a treadmill at Celadon was just what the psychiatrist ordered. Not once did I worry about my form, my outfit, or the granny bun on top of my head. There was no awkward small talk with sweat pouring away the remainder of any make up I forgot to apply. I never once had to fake listening to my iPod to

avoid discussing current events while struggling through a sit up. If I wanted to scream in victory after lifting an impressive 10 pounds, well scream I did. As a bonus, my cell phone did not work at all within the walls of this fitness fortress. Obviously, the loss has been great, the grieving continues. As tragic as it is, I must press forward. I am in search of a new gym, not a rebound, but a place I can actually begin a new relationship. The requirements are few and relatively basic in nature. I prefer to have the entire facility to myself. The absence of any type of camera or scale is preferred, and absolutely no group fitness at any time, under any circumstances. Regardless of how it may seem, I am not always anti-social. I just prefer not to have conversations during crunches, debates during dead lifts, and honestly, I just don’t want to worry if my socks don’t match. My days are full of social interaction and awkward encounters, I have that covered. Home fitness videos, although an obvious option for one as odd as myself, make almost as much sense as watching Jeopardy instead of going to college. Therefore the odds are favorable that you may see me in a gym near you. I won’t have my contacts in, so I promise I am not making a mean face at you. I can’t see you. If I am hiding behind the Stairmaster, please don’t take it personally. I just want to burn a few calories, blow off some steam, and make it home without anyone pointing out my painfully obvious flaws.

Random thoughts from a retiree: Show Biz Edition By Jack Sparacino

What’s not to like about the best of show business, especially when so much of the national and world news is so discouraging and stress in everyday life never goes away? We grow up looking forward to entertainment breaks in our schedules. Some people dive into school plays, bands, chorus, and so forth. We read the entertainment pages, watch TV, go to the movies, compare notes with our friends and come to our own conclusions. Like these. 1. How in the WORLD actors can memorize so many lines? I can barely memorize a website or where my sneakers went. 2. The law of averages has hammered TV. With hundreds of cable channels there are so many more shows today, from really horrible to absolutely great. This may be progress, but it sure can be work to sort them out. I guess there’s an app for that someplace. 2a. If you haven’t watched the TV legal drama on USA network, “Suits,” you might give it a try. Recently renewed for a second season, it’s my favorite show these days, partly because it makes Lowcountry life seem even more relaxed. Maybe don’t watch it — or “The Good Wife,” another terrific show — while you’re drinking coffee. 3. We just saw the movie “Paper Moon” for the first time since it came out some 40 years ago. It was filmed beautifully in black and white and it’s hard to imagine it being any better in color. Maybe there are film makers out there now who could make more good movies in black and white. Possibly some of these could make it to the wonderful Film Festival here. 4. Lots of film stars from the black and

white silent picture era look creepy and weird to me, and color may have made it even worse. Makes me wonder what in the world their hair Jack and makeup people Sparacino were thinking. Or consuming on their lunch breaks. 5. Isn’t it interesting how most people with beautiful singing voices sound “normal,” just like the rest of us, when they’re talking? 6. As much as I love fishing, TV shows about it don’t usually grab me. Could this be a bad case of sour grapes when someone else hooked a really big one? 7. The world has seen thousands of movie actresses over the years and some of them were truly amazing. Then you have Meryl Streep, who has long since jumped off the charts. 8. There may be no escaping it. The greatest rock and roll band in the history of the universe is The Rolling Stones. The data on their record sales, top hits, concert revenues and their incredible longevity seem to bear that out. 9. Anyone who can stand up in front of thousands of people at a sporting event and sing the national anthem well deserves some sort of prize. And a free ticket to the game. And a hot dog. The works. 10. Whatever happened to those kooky novelty acts, often featured on variety shows? Balloon twisting. Spinning pie plates. Playing the kazoo. Yo-yo tricks. Singing under water. Fortunately, we still have some pretty good ventriloquists around. 10a. Yodeling. Probably an acquired

taste. 11. How did competitive eating get popular in the U.S. when so many children go to bed hungry? I like hot dogs, too, but how can eating 50 of them in ten minutes be a good thing? 12. Apparently, freak shows went the way of horse drawn plows and the village blacksmith. This is just as well, though I have nothing against plows, blacksmiths, or P.T. Barnum, for that matter. 13. Still trying to get my head completely around ballet. I get the athleticism, the grace, and the lovely classical music. Even the outfits. It’s the total experience that I don’t quite get. And by the way, don’t the dancers’ feet hurt a lot of the time and maybe even get wrecked from all that pointy toed jumping around? I’ve been advised that running or steel toed shoes may not be the best solution. 14. Isn’t it amazing how many phenomenal rock and blues guitarists we’ve seen over the past 40 years? Hendrix. Clapton. King. Page. Guy. Allman. Vaughn. Beck. Dozens more. Ever wonder what people in the 1920’s would have thought about them if one or two had been time traveled back to a talent contest and competed? Probably plenty of heads would have gone kablooey, but some in a good, visionary way. 15. I had great fun playing saxophone in our high school stage band and still get goosebumps when I hear a really terrific big band today. If it’s been a while for you, try listening to Maynard Ferguson’s version of Duke Ellington’s “In a Mellow Tone” (Live In London CD). It’s fun to try to imagine how composers and arrangers get all those notes, chords and different instruments to come together

so perfectly. And tell me computers will never be able to do this as well as people. Please. 16. Fortunately, we’re still treated to young performers with huge singing voices who keep coming along. Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga and Il Volo come to mind, for instance. 17. Whatever happened to the tidal wave of great comedy teams? Laurel and Hardy, Martin and Lewis, Abbot and Costello, Burns and Allen, The Smothers Brothers, Rowen and Martin, Tom and Jerry, Wiley Coyote and the Road Runner, and lots more from vaudeville, the movies, radio and TV. Did audiences lose interest somehow or did it just get too difficult to get the comedy act together and rehearsed in the first place? I assume two people can still be funnier than one. At four (five if we count Gummo) we got the Marx Brothers. 18. I like movies and baseball. But if you’re trying to look like a ballplayer in a movie, how about having played baseball in the past? I cringed when I saw two well known actors portraying Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth, of all people. (Now Kevin Costner as a ballplayer, that’s a much better story.) 19. There sure are lots of fascinating competitive cooking shows on TV. I wonder how many viewers try new recipes at home based on what they see and how they turn out. Is anyone keeping track of this and could we see the results sometime? 20. What does it say about a person if they sometimes like watching infomercials about kitchen knives and chopping gadgets? Nothing bad, I hope. OK, enough show biz for now. Back to the news, I guess. Ouch.

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The White Horse Story “Once upon a time there was an old man who lived in a small village. The claim to fame that this village possessed was a beautiful white stallion that the old man possessed. Then one morning the horse was gone. The village was sick at heart at the loss, and bemoaned their un-earned fate. The old man said, ‘It is neither good nor bad, he is simply gone.’ A few days later, the stallion ran through town, a string of un-branded mares running behind him. The town rejoiced. The old man said, ‘It is neither good nor bad, he has simply returned.’ Then the old man’s only son was out riding the stallion, was thrown and broke his leg. The village again came to the old man, this time to share his grief, who would help bring in the crops with the son’s leg broke? The old man simply said, ‘It is neither good nor bad, his leg is simply broken.’ Soon after this the country went to war, and the militia came through pulling all able bodied men off to a certain death, but not the son of the old man. The village was ecstatic for the old man and his son. This time even the old man rejoiced.” Are we so nonchalant about a change of circumstance? Can we find it in ourselves to be so? What about the big stuff: our company is downsizing and we’ll now have to do the work of two people to keep “our” job; the house we’ve been renting for 10 years has just been sold, and we need to move — in 30 days. Or the little stuff, the bridge is open — again! And we feel a tantrum coming on! Mel Robbins, nationally noted coach of change, says this about our standard reaction to change,

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Have you ever wanted to participate in a half marathon or full marathon? But, you didn’t have the drive or support to do so on your own? If this sounds like you, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training (TNT) is now forming teams in Beaufort and Bluffton to help get you started. Whether you’re an experienced runner or just starting out, this is a great way to not only train for a race, but to make new friends and to help a great cause. TNT participants fight against blood cancers by raising funds and training as a group to run or walk a full or half marathon or a swim, bike and run a sprint or Olympic triathlon in honor of local patients. Through the support of the Team, the staff at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and people like Kevin Green at Carolina Sportscare and Ian Hart of Earthfit who volunteer their time to help. You can become a marathon runner and there are no excuses because you can do it. This past fall, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society created Team in Training Team in Beaufort. There were 17 runners on the team and they raised over $38,000 towards Leukemia & Lymphoma research. Many of those on the team had never run before let alone run a race. Everyone on that team ended up completing his or her race. Become part of Team in Training and help save lives. Please contact Jade Lawson with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for more information and to sign up: Jade Lawson, Campaign Coordinator, (843) 881-8176, or email Online at www.teamintraining. org/sc.

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Saltus River Grill, located at 802 Bay St., will host its Second Annual Wine Dinner to Benefit the Beaufort International Film Festival on Tuesday, February 7, at 7 p.m.. Beaufort Film Festival Director Ron Tucker will host a welcome and cocktail hour at 6 p.m. Highlights of the 2011 festival will be shown and information about the festival and The Beaufort Film Society membership will be provided. The dinner, which begins at 7 p.m., includes a four-course meal by Saltus Chef Brian Waters and wine pairings by Celia Strong, and is available for $50 per person, with $10 per paid customer to benefit the Film Festival. “The Beaufort International Film Festival plays a vital role in enhancing Beaufort’s reputation as a vibrant, cultural community and we are happy to do our part in supporting such a fantastic organization.” said Saltus Owner Lantz Price. The Beaufort Film Society and the International Film Festival showcase the beautiful film-friendly region of Beaufort and the Carolina Sea Islands. For the past quarter of a century Beaufort has served as the backdrop for more than 20 major motion pictures, to include “Forrest Gump”, “The Big Chill,”“The Prince of Tides”, and many more. The festival reintroduces Beaufort’s sweeping marsh vistas, antebellum homes, and quiet charm of the old south to a new generation of filmmakers. Reservations for the dinner may be made by calling (843) 379-3474 or visiting Information on The Beaufort International Film Festival may be found at

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We’ve all seen her, maybe even know her, possibly could be her — the beauty who lives on your block, the fashionista in your book club or the fabulously fresh looking mom in your son’s Cub Scout troop. Her hair is perfect, her nails are polished and her makeup is flawless. She’s dressed to impress, her shoes are stylish and she’s got a handbag to match every outfit in the room. Her step is sure, her confidence is magnetizing and she’s got a smile that outshines the sun. Who is that woman? That fabulous, gorgeous, beautiful woman we sometimes find ourselves secretly hating because she is beautiful. Well, my friends, have no fear because the doctor is in! You see, I’ve got a bit of medicine for you today. The dose is a huge one and it’s gonna taste pretty bitter, but as long as you follow my instructions, in no time you will be cured of this horrid, ill-fated and widespread epidemic. The cause of most our known and unknown idiosyncratic behaviors lies buried within our own desires to pull off what “the beauty” is already doing. She looks good, meaning she has taken the time to pay homage to the most important person in her life: herself. Yes, she’s a

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On January 18, the Captain William Hilton Chapter of Hilton Head Island, the Emily Geiger Chapter of Bluffton, and the Thomas Heyward Chapter of Beaufort held a joint meeting at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island. Left to right: Lydia Hudsick, Regent- Emily Geiger Chapter; This facility Elizabeth Billham, Director-District IV; Nancy Crowther, is responsible Regent – Thomas Heywood Chapter; Andrea Helfrich, Regent – for training Captain William Hilton Chapter. male Marine recruits east of the Mississippi River, and all female recruits enlisted nationwide. The depot, which began recruit training in 1911, has been in continuous use as a training facility for Marines since 1915. Before its use for Marines, the base was used as a naval station in the late 1800s. Today, a drive through the base on any given day will reveal recruits marching in formation, assembling on the parade deck, or a recruit graduation ceremony. A combined 39 members from the three chapters were in attendance. Also attending was Elizabeth Billham, SC District IV Director. Following the luncheon meeting held on site, Parris Island Museum curator Dr. Stephen Wise shared his extensive knowledge of early settlement and activity in the local area, with a focus on Revolutionary War battles. The museum features Marine memorabilia from all eras and also covers local history.


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Creative classes held at Carolina Stamper

Carolina Stamper is located at 203 Carteret St. Here are some upcoming classes: • Wrapped Loop Onyx Bracelet Saturday, Feb. 4, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. $22 + Kit • Girls Night Out Tues., Feb. 7, 5:30 - 9 p.m. Free. Bring whatever project you are working on and join in with other crafters for a night of fun. You must call by 4 p.m. to let us know you are coming. • Copic Art Marker Basics Friday, Feb. 10, 6:30 - 8 p.m. $15. Come find out why Copic Markers are all the rage! • Copic Marker Color Blending/ Airbrushing Saturday, Feb. 11, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. $25. Take your skills to the next level with these markers. • Elizabeth Crafts Card Class Saturday, Feb. 11, 2:30 - 5 p.m. $25. Enjoy learning how to embellish greeting cards with lots of Glitz & Glitter. • Earrings By Design Saturday, Feb. 25,10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $85+materials. Join polymer clay artist, Barbara McGuire and learn to make two pairs of earrings. • Silver Soldering Sunday, Feb. 26, noon - 4 p.m. Create a beautiful silver soldered piece to wear and enjoy. • Precious Metal Clay Feb. 24 (tentative) $75+materials. Create a beautiful silver clay bird to be worn as a pendant. Call for details: 843-522-9966.

Well-known poet to give seminar at ARTworks

The Poetry Society of South Carolina is pleased to present Starkey Flythe Jr. and his Poetry Seminar “The Ant and the Elephant.” Starting off with the smallest possible subject, not love or time or death, starting, say, with a flea — see 16th Century poets — instead of a hippo, a humming bird instead of an albatross. Reducing the poem from Britannica to Pocket Book. An exercise in moment — see Emily Dickinson. Intensifying emotion. Excluding the extra, murdering, as they say, “your little darling.” Starkey Flythe Jr. received a grant from the South Carolina Arts Association. He has taught in public high schools and colleges in South Carolina, Georgia and Indiana. As a Georgia Poetry Circuit winner as well as a Yaddo and Breadloaf Fellow, he helped found the Sand Hills Writers Conference. His previous poetry collections, “Paying the Anesthesiologist” and “They Say Dancing” were published by Furman University’s Ninety-six Press and his current collection, “The Futile Lesson of Glue” is the winner of the Violet Reed Hass award given by Snake Nation Press. The poetry seminar will be held Saturday, February 18, from 10 a.m. to noon, at ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Suite 18A, Beaufort Town Center, Beaufort, SC 29902. For more information, call 843-379-2787. Would you like to see your arts events listed in The Island News? Be sure to send your information to 20

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Legacy of Preservation The York W. Bailey Museum at the Penn Center presents “Gullah Art: A Legacy of Preservation,” a traveling art exhibition by the Chuma Art Gallery of Charleston. The opening exhibition will be Saturday, February 11, from 1 to 5 p.m., with Artists’ Talks beginning at 2 p.m.). Museum admission is $5. The original paintings and sculptures in this exhibition examine the everyday lives of the Gullah people and their culture in the Southeastern region of the United States of America. It celebrates their cultural legacies, and deals with the struggles and issues they face in trying to sustain their culture in modern day America. The Gullah people are primarily, descendants of the slaves who worked on the rice plantations on the Sea Islands of South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. They speak an English derived Creole language with vocabulary elements and grammatical features from several African languages. The exhibition explores and defines what is now termed “Gullah Art” as embraced by collectors, critics, students and scholars. The artists represented in the exhibition are all contemporary

artists working today. Their art is about cultural heritage and cultural celebration. It’s about supporting and advancing the very notion of contemporary Gullah art while still acknowledging the rich Gullah history and artistic expression that came before it. The artists value their work not just for the aesthetics but also use their work as a voice to help preserve a rich cultural legacy. These artists are Legacy Preservationists. The exhibition includes varied artworks from all Gullah culture areas, and is comprised of paintings and drawings executed

in conventional art media and mixed media, basketry, sculpture, video artist, and storytelling. The exhibition utilizes a multi-media experience in visual art, video art and storytelling to place the viewer in the Gullah Islands. The exhibition was organized by the Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston in collaboration with Chuma Art Gallery of Charleston. All paintings will be sold by the artists. For more information, call the York W. Bailey Museum at (843) 838-2474 or email

also at penn center: african american civil war lectures The South Carolina African American Heritage Commission is proud to announce that its Foundation has been awarded a $7,000 matching grant from The Humanities Council SC for the “African American Civil War Lecture Series.” The goal of the lecture series is to enlighten the general public to the roles of African Americans during the American Civil War, moreover the series will provide opportunities for much needed dialogue about one of the most pivotal events in U.S. history.

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The following lectures will be held on Thursday, February 9 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Darrah Hall at Penn Center, 16 Penn Center Circle W. St. Helena Island. • Dr. Eric Emerson: “The Ordinance of Secession” • Dr. Abel Bartley: “The Causes of the War” • Nicole Green: “Slavery in South Carolina” • Rosalyn Brown: “The Port Royal Experiment” For more information, visit All lectures are free and open to the public.


Celebration of Love at Red Piano Too Gallery


Valentine’s Day is coming and love is in bloom at the Red Piano Too Art Gallery. The gallery is gearing up for the annual Valentine’s weekend show to open on Saturday, February 11. A collection of works by gallery artists Johnnie Griner, Howard Hunt, S. A. Hunter, Miss Kay, Mary I. Mack, Susan McLendon, Saundra “Renee” Smith, Victoria A. Smalls, W. J. Wilkie will share varying views of love. The gallery’s curator, Victoria Smalls, says, “The collection will look at love in a lighthearted generic sense, as the love between shrimp boats such as the ‘Tide Runner and Miss Behaven’ and ‘Love Birds’ by local artist W. J. Wilkie.” Smalls adds, “The exhibit also reveals the more traditionally conceived theme of couples in love as in ‘Looking Good’ by St. Simons Island artist S. A. Hunter; ‘You’re Still the One’ by local artist and gallery owner Mary I. Mack; ‘Flowers for Mom’ by Susan McLendon (who signs all of her artwork SUMAC); and ‘I Do’ by Gullah Lifestyle artist Cassandra Gillens.” Smalls will have her signature “Contemplation of Love” series of pastels painted on paper that nearly sold out in last year’s exhibit. The exhibit will run February 11-28. The public is invited to a Meet & Greet the artists reception on Saturday, February 11, from 12 -5 p.m. at the Red Piano Too Art Gallery located at 870 Sea Island Parkway on St. Helena Island. For more information, visit www. or call (843) 8382241.

Above: Endless Love by Charles Desaussure. Far left: Looking Good by S.A. Hunter. Left: Quiet Rendezvous by Saundra Smith.

chamber music charleston comes to sea island presbyterian church On Monday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m., Chamber Music Charleston returns to Sea Island Presbyterian Church (81 Lady’s Island Drive, Beaufort) for an evening of chamber music for piano and strings. Violinist Frances Hsieh, violist Ben Weiss, cellist Timothy O’Malley and pianist Irina Pevzner will perform Schubert’s Sonatensatz in B Flat Major, Piazzolla’s Primavera Portena and Faure’s Piano Quartet in c minor. Tickets are $15 general admission and $5 student admission. Tickets will be available at the door the evening of the performance. For more information, please visit or call (843)763-4941. Chamber Music Charleston (CMC) is Charleston’s only arts organization that presents chamber music concerts year round. Under the leadership of Director and Founder Sandra Nikolajevs, CMC performs over 60 concerts per season – from intimate House Concerts and Gallery Concerts to larger scale performances at Memminger Auditorium, Dock Street Theatre and Churches in Summerville, Edisto Island, Beaufort and Hilton Head Island. CMC’s core of 13 professional musicians are some of the best classical artist residing in Charleston - all conservatory-trained musicians who have performed around the world on such renown stages as Carnegie Hall in New York City; Symphony Hall in Boston; the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria.

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It’s a lovely day outside and you and your buddy are driving some golf balls out on the green. What better way to start and top your afternoon than to come inside Lady’s Island Country Club for some delicious grub at the Royal Pines Bar and Grill? Every Thursday, Lady’s Island Country Club has a buffet at lunch, and every third Thursday of the month they feature a special prime rib dinner with other entrée options. Also, on Sundays, hungry restaurant goers can feast on classic brunch dishes including crab omelets, steak and eggs, or blueberry pancakes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On this Thursday afternoon, popular local chef, Chef Will, prepared Lunch Bunch some tasty food, each dish for $8. Buck’s chicken BLT looked mouthwatering and he hailed it as one of the best chicken sandwiches he’s ever eaten. Our new salesperson Nikki couldn’t resist her love for Italian and ordered the grinder with ham, Genoa salami, onion, pickles, tomato, lettuce, Provolone and

Italian dressing on a hoagie. Pamela’s ahi tuna salad, as recommended by our excellent waitress Glenda, looked gorgeous. Pam loved the flavor and texture of the mandarin oranges and cashews. She said the tuna was cooked perfectly. I also went the tuna route, ordering the tuna burger with a tuna steak two inches thick! The homemade coleslaw was a delicious side. Elizabeth had the black bean chicken quesadilla, which she said was really yummy. And Gene ordered the Blues Burger, a burger with crumbled blue cheese, lettuce, tomato and sautéed onions on a Kaiser roll. If you have a sweet tooth, I highly recommend one of the clubhouse’s homemade cookies. After lunch, we all got to hit a few golf balls out on the course under the sun. It was a wonderful afternoon at Lady’s Island Country Club. The Royal Pines Bar and Grill is located at 139 Francis Marion Circle, Beaufort, SC, 29907. Call 843-5229700.

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Brut Rose. This one isn’t a vintage dated wine, and — like roses — is more expensive. I’ve always loved Rose bubbles and the first time I tasted this one, if I hadn’t know it was California, I’d have thought it was real, French Champagne. Clean and crisp and delicate, with strawberry and hints of white chocolate. At $39.99 a bottle, this wine is really under-priced. With Valentine’s Day getting close, this is a “go to” bottle if you really love someone. The last wine we tasted was “Le Reve.” “Reve” is the French word for “dream” and this wine brings new meaning to “living the dream” or, more accurately, “drinking” the dream. Le Reve is made from 100% Chardonnay. This makes sense because Taittinger in Champagne, France, is located in the Chardonnay part of that region and their house style leans is the lighter style that Chardonnay makes. Many wine reviewers say this is the best bubbly made in the United States. All I know, standing on the terrace of the Napa chateau, looking out over Carneros vineyards, nothing much else to do that day except finish “tasting,” Le Reve was a dream. So, there we have it. This trip is now in the past and I get to start dreaming about my next time. And I’ve promised myself to drink these wines more because, not only are they great glasses of bubbles, but they’ll help me remember a very special morning in Napa. Domaine Carneros lives in my home and in my dreams. Enjoy!

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wash their hands ... ya know .. after they do their business?”), I felt an instant headache starting in my temples. As the evening progressed, their loud exclamations of “Yuck!” and “P.U. Where’s the spit bucket?” and my favorite, “Ew, this one smells like a dirty mop” drove the rest of us — who, for the most part, were trying to make up our own minds and perhaps learn something from the poor bullied wine rep — to the brink of manslaughter or madness or both. My point is clear. I go to wine tastings, like you, to learn about wine. I’m interested in what the winemaker was thinking. After all, he or she is devoting their whole life to these grapes. Not to mention, sometimes barrels full of their own buckeroos. You know what everyone’s favorite joke in Napa/ Sonoma is? “How do you make a small

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fortune in the wine business? Start with a large one.” That’s why I try to be fair and somewhat respectful when I taste the final product. If I don’t really like a wine, I simply tilt my glass and pour it into the receptacle provided and move on to the next wine without a derogatory comment that may humiliate the rep or winemaker (if present) and ruin someone else’s experience of it. The person next to me may love this wine. And the lady I mentioned earlier yelling out “This tastes like cat pee!” will definitely mar their experience and make for an embarrassing moment for me and my fellow wine tasters. How would she know what cat pee tastes like?! Unless she ‘d drunk it on some earlier unfortunate occasion?! I attended a wine tasting with a friend of mine who, when a wine was not to her liking, and holding her shoulder length

hair back would melodramatically spew a torrent of wine back into the spittoon with such force that it made horrified onlookers think she had been taken ill and that projectile vomiting could not be far behind! At first, I too was horrified, but, alas, was taken with a case of hysterical giggles. Needless to say, we both had to excuse ourselves and slink red-faced out of the wine tasting. You don’t have to swallow the wine. True. But really. Really? You can’t take one tasteful sip and swallow it and if displeased quietly pour the rest back without making a Shakespearian tragedy out of it? If not, maybe public wine tastings aren’t for you. However, if you are interested in continuing your wine education, may I suggest you bring a small notebook for such occasions and take notes. Observe the aroma, the color, the taste and characteristics of the wine, its place of origin and a little something of interest about the wine maker. That’s how I learned and continued to learn by trying new wines and researching the wine makers of the wines I like. Let wine itself be your teacher. Get your wine tongue wet. But, please — keep the rude lip zipped! Cheers!

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the home chef ... on the Super Bowl Kick off Super Bowl Sunday with some of these majorly manly munchies By Harlene Deane Black Bean Dip Ingredients • 4 bacon slices • 1 medium onion, chopped • 1 small red bell pepper, seeded, chopped • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin • 1/2 tsp. ground oregano • 2 15-ounce cans black beans, undrained • 1 tsp. chopped, seeded canned chipotle chilies* • 1/2 cup sour cream • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro • tortilla chips* Directions Cook bacon in a heavy large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Coarsely chop bacon and set aside. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon drippings from skillet. Add onion, bell

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pepper and saute until onion is soft, about 6 minutes. Add cumin and oregano, saute 1 minute. Add beans with their liquid and chipotles. Lower heat to medium-low and simmer until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.

Transfer 1 cup of the bean mixture to a food processor. Blend until smooth. Stir blended mixture into remaining bean mixture. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to a bowl. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours. Stir half of bacon into dip. Top with sour cream. Sprinkle with cilantro and remaining bacon. Serve dip chilled or at room temperature. This can be made 2 days ahead. Chill bacon and dip separately. Makes 4 cups *Chef notes: Chipotle chilies are available in small cans with adobo (spicy tomato sauce) in the Latin food aisle at Publix. I like to make my own tortilla chips but a great substitute are the corn tortilla chips made by On the Border and are available at Bi-Lo.

Pigs in Blankets Ingredients • 1 1/2 pounds of Portuguese chorizo • 1 pound Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed and cut into 2 by 4-inch rectangles • Petite pickles or cornichons • Creole mustard

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A listing of local restaurants in northern Beaufort County:Your resource for where to eat AMATA THAI FUSION: 2127 Boundary Street, Beaufort Town Center; 843-379-9197; L.D. ATHENIAN GARDENS: 950 Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 379-9222; Greek; L.D.



1212; Barbecue, Southern cooking;L.D.

RED ROOSTER CAFE: 1210 Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 379-2253; B.L. RYAN’S FAMOUS PIZZA & SUBS: 14 Savannah Highway, Shell Point Plaza, Beaufort; 379-3479; L.D.

BACK PORCH GRILL: 950 Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 525-9824; L.D.

SAKE HOUSE: 274 Robert Smalls

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

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

BELLA LUNA: 859 Sea Island Parkway,

SAN JOSE: 5 Sams Point Road, Lady’s Island, 524-4001, and 2149 Boundary St., Beaufort, 524-5016; Mexican; 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.

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

St. Helena Island; 838-3188; Italian; B.L.D. Corners, 1 Merchant Lane, Lady’s Island; 524-8779; Soups, salads, ice cream; B.L.D.

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

SANDBAR & GRILL: 41B Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort; 524-3663; L.D.

BIG JOE’S BAR-B-Q: 760 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort; 770-0711; L.D.


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

BLUE DOG CAFE: 736 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island, inside The Lowcountry Store; 838-4646; L.


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

As the most authentic, unseeming restaurants tend to be, House of Tokyo (located in the Cross Creek shopping center) is a best-kept secret. If you’re looking for some oriental satisfaction, look no further. Open Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Lunch specials Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Located in the Cross Creek Shopping Center next to JC Penny. Call (843) 521-9011.

SEA ISLAND PIZZA: 136 Sea Island Pkwy, Beaufort; 522-1212; L.D. SGT. WHITE’S: 1908 Boundary St.;

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

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


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


SHRIMP SHACK: 1929 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island; 838-2962; L.


910 Bay St., Beaufort; 521-1888; Burgers, salads, seafood, bar and grill; L.D.


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

GREAT GARDENS CAFE: 3669 Trask Parkway, Beaufort; 521-1900; L.

Market, Habersham; 379-1719; L.D.

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


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


STEAMER: 168 Sea Island Parkway;

Upscale dining, tapas; D.

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


Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 379-2122; L.

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

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

HECKLERS: 2121 Boundary St., Suite

100, Beaufort Town Center Beaufort; 3792090; L.D.

MARILYN’S LUNCH AT SOUTHERN SWEETS: 917 Bay St., Beaufort; 379-0798; Sandwiches, soups; L.


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


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

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

Beaufort; 470-0188; Ice cream and sandwich cafe; B.L.


HOUSE OF TOKYO: 330 Robert


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

Smalls Parkway, Beaufort; 521-9011; Japanese; L.D.


JADE GARDEN: 2317 Boundary St.,

11th St. W, Port Royal; 524-7433; Seafood; D.

EMILY’S TAPAS BAR: 906 Port Republic St., Beaufort; 522.1866; D.

FACTORY CREEK FISH COMPANY: 71 Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island; 379-3288; Seafood; 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.

GILLIGANS: 2601 Boundary St.,

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


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

JIMMY JOHN’S: 2015 Boundary St.,

Lady’s Island; 522-0210; L.D.

SUSHI SAKANA: 860 Parris Island Gateway, Port Royal; 379-5300; L.D. SUWAN THAI: 1638 Paris Ave., Port Royal; 379-8383; Thai cuisine; L.D.

SUZARA’S KITCHEN: Newcastle Square, Beaufort; 379-2160; B, L.

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

MEDICAL PARK DELI: 968 Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 379-0174; B.L.


Port Royal; 522-1222; Steaks, salads; L.D.

SWEETGRASS: 100 Marine Drive, Dataw Island; 838-2151; L.D.

TOOTING EGRET BISTRO: 706 Craven St., Beaufort; 521-4506; B.L.

UPPER CRUST: 97 Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island; 521-1999; L.D.

Beaufort Town Center; 379-3009; Sub sandwiches; L.D.

burgers; 379-8555; L.D.



WEEZIE’S CRAB SHACK: 1634 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island; 838-2197; Seafood, burgers; L.D.

PANINI’S CAFE: 926 Bay St., Beaufort;

WREN: 210 Carteret St., Beaufort; 5249463; Local seafood, steaks, pasta; L.D.

PIACE PIZZA: 5-B Market, Habersham,

YES! THAI INDEED: 1911 Boundary St., Beaufort; 986-1185; L.D.

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

KOOKY MOOKY’S: 101 Scott St.,

Beaufort; 521-4445; L.D.

L.T.’s HOMECOOKED MEALS: Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island; 524-3122; L.

LADY’S ISLAND COUNTRY CLUB: 139 Francis Marion Circle, Lady’s Island; 522-9700; L.D.

LA NOPALERA: 1220 Ribaut Road,

NIPPY’S: 310 West St., Beaufort; Seafood,

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

379-0300; Italian, wood-fired pizzas; L.D. Beaufort; 379-3287; L.D.

PIZZA INN: 2121 Boundary St., Beaufort Town Center, Beaufort; 379-8646; L.D. PLUMS: 904 1/2 Bay St., Beaufort; 5251946; Sandwiches, seafood, live music;L.D.

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


LOS AMIGOS: 14 Savannah Highway;

1340 Ribaut Road, Port Royal; 379-0146; D

Beaufort; 470-1100; Mexican; L.D.

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Mounting the campaign Like many doggy behaviors we humans find annoying, inconvenient or embarrassing, mounting (“humping”) is a perfectly normal canine behavior. And like other annoying, inconvenient or embarrassing behaviors, it’s perfectly reasonable to be able to tell our dogs to stop. Can it be that simple? Sometimes. Occasional mounting of other dogs in canine social interactions can be acceptable as long as it doesn’t lead to bloodshed, crushing a neighbor’s tiny dog or total oppression of the mountee. However, the longer the dog has practiced his humping skills, the harder it is to change. Logically, the sooner you intervene in your dog’s unacceptable mounting, the better your chances for behavior modification success. Neutering is an obvious first step. A 1976 study ( Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, JAVMA) found an 80% decrease in mounting behavior following neutering. (Mounting is far more a male dog behavior than female.) The same study determined that within 72 hours of surgery, the bulk of the hormones leave the dog’s system. As mounting behavior is partially a learned behavior as well as hormone-driven, the extent to which neutering will have a positive effect depends on how long the dog has been allowed to hump at liberty. I am all for having dogs neutered as soon as the presiding vet deems it medically viable. It not only moves you into the ranks of Responsible Pet Owners, but it makes it easier to modify unwanted behavior


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before it becomes a habit. Good Manners training is also of benefit when dealing with a happy humper. If a dog is trained to respond promptly to cues — sit, leave it, go to your place — simply asking for an incompatible behavior will squelch a mount before it begins. If you see your dog get that goony-eyed stare when a dog friend comes to play, you can divert him to his rug with the “go to your place” cue or instruct him to sit. (Reward lavishly when he does.) This technique will be effective if you work with your dog on a daily basis, reminding him daily that he is a guest in your house. So many owners will trot their pets to puppy class and rarely, if ever, review. If, during a play date, as excitement and activity builds, a cue may not be enough to divert the humper. In that case, try a subtle body block. Every time your dog approaches the other with obvious mounting posture, step calmly in front of your dog to block him. If you’re skilled and have a tight relationship with your Best Friend, you might be able to simply lean your body forward or thrust out a hip or knee to

let him know the fun’s about to stop. Or, if your dog is on lead you can cheerfully announce “time out!” and lead your dog out of the area of activity. Sit with him until the arousal level has diminished and then release him back to the game. Keep in mind, the earlier you intervene in the sequence, the more effective the intervention as your dog has had less time to become fully engaged in the behavior. It’s also important that you stay calm and cheerful during the modification process. Yelling or physically correcting your dog increases the stress level in the environment and may set up a condition where a fight could occur. For your average run-of-the-mill human mounting, simply get up and walk away. Or clue your guests before their visit that if Charlie gets frisky it would be to their benefit to not

respond, but simply move away from the impending action. Explain that Charlie does not have a romantic crush, that it is not sexual behavior, but attentionseeking and anything they try to do to talk Charlie out of it will only reinforce the behavior, or make it worse. You can use a light line (I like a length of clothesline rope) to help extricate your friends from your dog’s embrace while announcing cheerfully, “time out!” Dog owners are often surprised to discover that some dogs masturbate, neutered or not. There’s no harm in it, as long as the objects used are washable — his personal stuffed bear as opposed your couch cushion — and it doesn’t become obsessive. Again, removing an inappropriate object or resorting to time outs can re-direct behavior to objects that are more acceptable. As with many unwanted dog behaviors, some time spent learning positive rewards based training will pay off in spades, and you will change the undesired behavior. Making use of basic training cues and distraction — get the ball!, squeak the squeaky toy or simply moving to a different room can diffuse a situation with kindness and as always, with humor.

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Get to know Palmetto Animal League

There are many animal lovers in this community interested in the care and wellbeing of homeless and stray animals. Palmetto Animal League is organizing these Get To Know PAL meetings to better understand the organization’s contribution to the community, and how they can help PAL help animals through volunteering or donating. There will be a meeting Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. in the Hampton Room of the Hampton Hall GOLF Clubhouse Anyone interested in attending these free and non-binding meetings can contact Tom Curry: TCurry@ and please put “PAL” in the subject line. The specific address will be given when you email your RSVP. Please visit for more information about PAL.

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what to do Black Chamber holds networking event

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce (BCBCC) will have its First Friday Networking Event from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, February 3, at the “Green Herring Art Gallery” located at 1001 Bay Street (corner Bay and Charles, street level) in Beaufort. There will be drawings, prizes, and refreshments. Open to the public. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information call 843-986-1102.

Oyster roast benefits Humane Association

The Humane Association of the Lowcountry is holding its 4th Annual Oyster Roast and BBQ with silent auction and live music on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Pleasant Point Clubhouse, 8 Barnwell Drive on Lady’s Island. Tickets are $30 per person or $55 per couple. For ticket info and reservations, call 843-525-1831 or visit or email beaufortsc@

Local branch of NAACP to meet

The Burton-Dale-Beaufort Branch of the NAACP will be having a reorganization meeting on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce located at 801 Bladen Street (corner of Duke and Bladen) at 7 p.m. We encourage all members to attend. Those who would like to become members are invited as well. The mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. For details call 843-2710376 or 843-986-1102.

Classic Car show will be held at Habersham

The Car Show will be at Habersham on Market Street on Saturday, February 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by The Classic Car and Truck Club of Beaufort, the show will benefit Thumbs Up, a year round program that focuses on academic achievement and character development by working one on one with referred youth, their families and their teachers. For more information, call Dan Silva, 617-513-3938.

BHS Booster Club has oyster roast fundraiser

The Annual Family Oyster Roast/ Fundraising event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Live Oaks Park in Port Royal (next to the elementary school). The event will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Cost will be $25 for singles and $40 for couples, children under 12 free! Beer, wine and oysters provided with the ticket cost. Silent auction, raffles and door prizes will be offered with all proceeds used to benefit the athletic teams at Beaufort High School. For additional information, call Jane Stewart 247-1897 or Jonolyn Ferreri 986-4093.

Community health fair will be at Helena House

A community health fair will be held on Wednesday, February 8, from 9 a.m. – noon at Helena House in Port Royal. A variety of complimentary health screenings to include blood pressure, skin cancer, and balance/fall risk assessments will be offered by Beaufort Memorial Hospital, THA Group and Hilton Head Dermatology. In addition, information on weight loss, holistic ways to heal your body, and wealth management tips will also be offered. Other participants include: Lowcountry Compounding Pharmacy; Roxanne Cheney, LLC Personal Organization;

Therapeutic Solutions; John Troutman of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management; Alzheimer’s Family Services of Beaufort; Doctor’s Express of Beaufort; Cecelia Ansola Certified Health Coach; IV Specialists, and Lowcountry Home Oxygen. Beaufort Memorial Hospital will also offer lipid profile cholesterol screenings, prostate/psa tests, HgbA1C 3-month blood sugar tests. Those tests will be $10 each. Complimentary breakfast will be available to all who stop by the health fair. For more information, contact Helena House at (843) 9820233 or e-mail

Sea Island Fly Fishers to hold meeting

The Sea Island Fly Fishers will meet next on Feb. 8 at 6 p.m., at Bay Street Outfitters, Beaufort. The club welcomes anyone interested in fly fishing. The program for February will be a talk by local guide Owen Plair on redfish. Owen is a Beaufort native and Orvis endorsed guide. He grew up on local waters and will share his knowledge and experience. Attendance and refreshments are free. Call Jack Baggette with questions and visit

Panini’s to celebrate Grand Re-opening

Please join us at Panini’s on the Waterfront for a Grand Re-opening celebration on Wednesday, February 8 at 5 p.m., with the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce helping us with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony. During the monthlong renovation project, we’ve made several changes to the interior of our restaurant that we’re very excited to show you. Mark your calendar, and join us for complimentary hors d’oeuvres, complimentary beer, and other beverages at the new Panini’s on the Waterfront, 926 Bay Street in Downtown Beaufort.

Support group helps post-abortion women

If you are a post-abortion woman struggling through the pain of issues relating to an abortion experience, there is healing and hope. The

Beaufort Women’s Center is offering abortion recovery assistance through “Healing Hearts”, a 10-week support group that will meet at the center on Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 9 p.m. beginning February 9. All inquiries are confidential. Seating is limited so call 843-525-0300 and let the healing begin. Ask for Susanne or Donna.

Sportfishing & Diving Club will meet

The Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club’s February meeting will be held on Thursday, February 9 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club off Meridian Road, on Lady’s Island. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be nationally renowned charter captain, humorous radio star and fisheries trivia expert Captain Fuzzy Davis of Hilton Head Island. He will reveal his secrets of winter fishing. Guests are welcome. For additional information, call Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2020.

USCB to kick off workshop series

The University of South Carolina Beaufort Office of Career Services Director, Rachel Hoover, is hosting a Backpack to Briefcase workshop series in an effort to prepare USCB students for the job market on Feb. 7-14 from 12-2 p.m. These events are for USCB students and alumni. As a finale to the workshop series, the “USCB Spring 2012 Career Fair” will take place on Feb. 16 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. This event will be held in room 237 of the library located on the Hilton Head Gateway campus on Hwy 278 in Bluffton. Contact Rachel Hoover at 834-208-8263 or

Upcoming classes offered at ArtLofts

Here are upcoming art classes offered at ArtLofts, located at 208-B Carteret St,: • Feather Jewelry with Susan Stone will be Saturday, Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. - noon. Cost is $30 plus materials. Contact theriverangel. or 843-441-7493. • “Improv” Your Painting with Susie Stockholm will be Feb. 18 from 1-4 p.m. Cost is $35 plus supplies. Contact 843473-7706 for details. • Oil Painting Workshop with Mary Grayson Segars will be held Feb 27, 28, 29 from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Cost is $150. Call 812-9509 or go by ArtLofts to register. • Painting The Lowcountry with Mary Grayson Segars. The class held at the Society of Bluffton Artists on Feb 10, 13, 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost for SOBA Members is $150, non-members $170. Contact 812-9509 for details.

Catholic Social Teaching to meet

Have you ever asked how can I respond to Catholic Social Teaching in these challenging times? Are issues such as poverty, jobs, health care, economic inequality, social safety net, and housing a concern to you? Join others in exploring a response on Sunday, February 19, 35 p.m. at 17 Wina Road, St. Helena Island. For more information, email the island news | february 2-8, 2012 |


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Beaufort Air Conditioning and Heating, LLC

John C. Haynie President 843-524-0996


The Collectors Antique Mall

Jane Tarrance Furniture, Glassware, Collectibles, Multi-dealer, 5,900 sq. ft full of antiques, art Free parking! 843-524-2769 102 C Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island Center Beaufort, South Carolina, 29907

Over 100,000 satisfied customers

Rodney Muckenfuss

Design Consultant Furniture Warehouse Design Gallery 745 Robert Smalls Parkway, Suite 1 Beaufort, SC 29906 Days off: Sundays and Mondays Phone: (843) 524-8695 Fax: (843) 524-6011 Store Hours: Mon-Sat 10A-6P, Sun 1-5P


The Beaufort Day Spa 843.470.1777 304 Scott St. massage ~ facial ~ mani/pedi waxing ~ spa packages spa packages

Lime Lite Salon

Christopher J. Geier

auction/estate sales

Damn Yankees Auction House

Steve Allen Always accepting quality consignments from one item to an entire estate. • 843-784-5006 * 843-784-2828 * 843-784-5007 Fax

Stylist Jennifer Ray A True Balance of Substance & Style 843-379-5463 612 Carteret Street


For All Your Insurance Needs Andy Corriveau phone: (843) 524-1717

For All Your Insurance Needs Amy Bowman phone: (843) 524-7531



Coosaw Landscapes, Inc.

Merry Maids

Bob Cunningham 522-2777 829 Parris Is Gateway Beaufort, SC

Landscape, Maintenance and Design Services Chris Newnham 843-694-3634


Lawn Solutions

Broad River Construction

Jim Colman 843-522-9578

Chandler Trask (C): 843.321.9625 (P): 843.522.9757 Design, Installation, Maintenance



Marketing Consultant Full service marketing consulting for your smaller business. Social Media Marketing • Marketing Representation • Networking ...and more. Phone: 843-441-7485 email:

Individual, Marriage and Family Therapy 43 Sea Island Parkway 843-441-0627


Collins Pest Control

Palmetto Smiles

Tommy Collins 843-524-5544 Complete Termite and Pest Control Residential, Commercial, Free Estimates, Licensed and Insured

Jennifer Wallace, DMD 843-524-7645

driving lessons

First Step Driver Training, LLC

PEt grooming

Tommy Collins, Instructor Teen/Adult/Fleet/ and 4 Point Reduction Classes 843.812.1389 Licensed/Bonded/Insured Over 27 years law enforcement experience 30

843-524-5455 We’re now providing a new level of patient comfort.

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


Lohr Plumbing, Inc.

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

property management

Palmetto Shores Property Managment

Lura Holman McIntosh Call 525-1677 or fax 524-1376 PROPERTY MANAGEMEN

ROOFING LURA HOLMAN McINTOSH OFF. 8 Broker-In-ChargeDA Roofing Co. FAX 8 Donnie Daughtry, Owner E-Mail: Call us for ALL of your roofing needs. New Construction, Residential and Commercial, Shingles, Metal, Hot Tar & Hydrostop.

All repairs and new additions. FREE ESTIMATES 524-1325

tree service

Southern Tree Svs. of Bft., Inc. Ronnie Reiselt, Jr. P.O. Box 2293 Beaufort, SC 29901 843-522-9553 Office 843-522-2925 Fax


Beaufort Mobile Website Design Paul Richardson 843-441-8213 http://beaufortmobilewebsitedesign. com

Gene Brancho

Dawn H Freeman MSW LISW-CP


Randy Royal, MD- OBGYN and Pelvic Surgery

Beaufort Chiropractic

Attorney Attorney at Law, LLC Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation Located on the corner of Carteret and North Street Office: 843-986-9449 Fax: 843-986-9450

Closeouts • Bargains • Deals Over 21 years in Beaufort and Savannah $56,550 donated to Local Churches and USO. Check us out on Facebook and Craigslist.


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Furbulas Dog Grooming and Pet Sitting

Brittany Riedmayer 843-476-2989 • 843-522-3047 • Member of National Dog Groomers Association of America. • Change your dog from Fabulous to Furbulas with a personal touch.


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The Island News February 2, 2012  

Beaufort local news

The Island News February 2, 2012  

Beaufort local news