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Poinsett Trio

Phyllis Sullivan of Andy’s Secret tells on Ghana. see page 7


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Lady’s island country club

super bowl scramble


Get ready. Set. Super Bowl.

ady’s Island Country Club is kicking off some great new features in the next few weeks that put football and food front and center. Who says you can’t combine the Super Bowl football frenzy with golf? Yes, one involves sitting indoors, perhaps in a man cave, watching the game. The other is outdoors, without an electrical cable in sight. The best combination is Lady’s Island Country Club’s 9th annual Super Bowl Scramble to start game day right. It’s a 10 a.m. shotgun start on Sunday, Feb. 5. The entry fee includes beer and soda on the course, a meal afterward and lots of prizes, including longest pass (longest drive) and best offense in the red zone (closest to the pin). The pro shop can help set up four-man teams for those who don’t have a foursome. It’s $35 per person for members, $50 per person for non-members. The public is welcome. Call the pro shop at (843) 524-3536 by February 2 to register.

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beaufort sports bars’ super bowl specials:


Come to the community chili cook-off. see page 12 INDEX

News 2-3 Profile 7 Social 8 Arts 10 School 12-14 Sports 15-17 Health 18-20 Voices 23 Food 24 Pets 28 Events 29 Directory 30 Classified 31

Bricks Free nachos! Half off of select appetizers, shot specials all day, $1.50 house beers and the game on ten big screen TVs! Heckler’s Free oyster roast! Luther’s Featuring the game on big screen TVs, appetizer specials and lots of gift giveaways! Drink specials are $1 Miller

Light draft beers and $5 Jäger shots. Sandbar & Grill All-you-can-eat taco bar, prize giveaways, drink specials and game on a dozen big screen TVs! Carolina Wings Biggest wing day of the year! Drink specials: $3 wells, $12 Miller Light/Bud Light buckets, $4.50 Jägerbombs, $3 Jim Beam, $1.50 house draft beers and $9.99 all-you-can-eat salad and hot wing bar. Plus, prizes raffled each quarter. Grand Prize of 9 free wings every week for a year. Watch game on over 30 TVs! Will be doing take-out.


Two arrested in morning shooting At approximately 3:34 a.m. on Jan. 22, 2012, a Beaufort police officer on patrol heard what he believed to be gunshots come from the area of the Kangaroo Express located at 290 Robert Smalls Parkway. As he pulled into the location he observed a man run to a car which left at a high rate of speed. He then located a 33-yearold man who had been shot multiple times while in a vehicle in the parking lot. Another officer located the vehicle that was seen leaving the location and attempted to stop it. The vehicle

fled and finally stopped after a brief pursuit. During the chase a .45 caliber handgun was thrown out the window of the suspect vehicle and recovered. The occupants of the vehicle were identified as 24-year-old Marvin Huggins and 22-year-old Devonte Akins. Surveillance video and witness statements confirmed that these were the suspects involved in the shooting. Marvin Huggins has been charged with attempted murder, conspiracy and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Devonte Akins has been charged with attempted murder and conspiracy. The victim was transported to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. His condition is not believed to be life threatening. The investigation is not complete at this time. Early information indicates that the shooting was the result of an earlier dispute over a woman at a nightclub. Anyone with additional information on this case is requested to call investigator Carter at (843) 322-7966.


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Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear the Poinsett Piano Trio in concert! The premier, internationally acclaimed ensemble will perform selections from Dvořák and Ravel on Sunday, January 29, at the Fripp Island Community Centre. The Trio brings together musicians from German, New Zealand, and

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The club is also hosting a monthly Champaign brunch at beer-like prices. This month, the feast is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29. Only $10 can get you a wide range of scrumptious fare, from crab omelets, eggs or salmon

American backgrounds. All three members live in Greenville, S.C. and teach at Furman University, a liberal arts college with a strong, performanceoriented music program. After several years of successfully performing together, in 2008 pianist David Gross, violinist Deirdre Hutton and cellist Christopher Hutton founded the Poinsett Piano Trio, naming their new group in honor of Joel Roberts Poinsett, South Carolina statesman, physician and botanist. Poinsett discovered the Mexican Poinsettia, today associated with

Christmas worldwide. While each of these musicians is accomplished in his or her own right, together they have enchanted audiences from New Zealand to the 2011 Spoleto Festival in Charleston. Sunday, January 29, at 5 p.m. at the Fripp Island Community Center, Fripp Island. The cost is $20 a person; $10 for students. Free Fripp pass at gate. Attendees are invited to join the artists at a catered event after the performance. For details www.islc. net/friendsofmusic/ or call (843) 8386655.

Benedict, steak and eggs or Cajun fried catfish. All that, and a glass of bubbly. For the best service, call for reservations at (843) 522-9700. The club also gave a new year refresh to it Thursday night dinner, boosting the selection from Maryland crab cakes to steak and lamb chops, salmon, duck and shrimp pasta. The menu still has the ever popular liver and onions.

Of course, the club also has its not-to-be-missed monthly Friday Prime Rib dinner the third Friday each month. Dinner this month begins at 6 p.m., Jan. 20. Lady’s Island Country Club— it’s the neighborhood hangout and dining center. Lunch is served Tuesday through Sunday and features fresh soup, sandwiches and salads, all with a dose of culinary creativity.

from the mayor

The option of urbanism: Investing in a new American dream Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling can be reached by email at

Over the past two years, the Carolinas Chapter of The Congress on New Urbanism has presented

outside speakers to talk about issues important to our thinking about the future of our special hometown. This Thursday, there is another speaker who I am sure will talk to many of the questions we all have about “why” we are talking about form based codes, block by block development and redevelopment

and making our hometown more environmentally, culturally and fiscally sustainable. If I did not have a conflict between this and the first annual meeting of the new Beaufort Museum Committee, I would be there. So, if you go, please take mental notes so you can share with me. Thanks and best to all.

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Attempt to identify The Beaufort County sheriff ’s office is asking for public assistance in identifying two suspects captured on video surveillance footage using a stolen credit card. Investigators are attempting to identify a man and a woman who used a credit card stolen in Bluffton to purchase more than $3,000 in merchandise and services at various locations throughout Bluffton, Beaufort, Hardeeville and Savannah. The victim realized the card was missing on December 27, and upon calling the bank, discovered that it had been used to make multiple unauthorized purchases. Investigators were able to obtain video surveillance footage of several of the fraudulent transactions that occurred at a local Walmart and Walgreens. Transactions at both locations were conducted by a black male and a black female who also had a 3 to 4 year old child with them. The sheriff ’s office is asking anyone with information regarding the

weekend crimE reports P*SS ON ‘EM: Last Friday a juvenile received three violations: disorderly conduct, trespass of real property and false information to the police. The police caught the boy urinating in full view of the public. He gave no justification for his behavior and initially lied about his identity. He was visiting another youth at the residence but had been told previously by the homeowner not to come there because he was a bad influence. At a boy—show them what you think about that. DREAMS ON PAVEMENT: Last Saturday police officers found a man passed out drunk in a parking lot behind 821 Bay St. at 12:38 a.m. He was disoriented and unsure of his own location. Officers attempted to locate someone to give him a ride, but he could not provide any information to help find someone. It’s OK buddy, just go back to sleep; real life was just a bad dream. FIGHTING WISELY: Last Saturday after a bumping party off New Castle, a male subject leftover from the party refused to leave the property at 6:31 a.m. He took several charges in the process (public disorderly conduct, public drunkenness, resisting arrest and trespass of real property) after trying to fight the officers. The report said no one was injured. It also said that the subject was “belligerent throughout the encounter and very intoxicated.” Personally, I think it was actually quite responsible of the male subject to refuse to leave at 6:30 a.m.—um, hello, clearly he was wasted. But, you should never hit a cop expecting to win.

I DON’T WANT TO “MAKE PAPER”: An unknown subject attempted to break into a coin-operated coke machine at the Enmark on Boundary St. You know what, bills are overrated and desperate times call for desperate measures. He was not identity of the pictured individuals to successful. please contact either Investigator Cpt. W. Conant at (843) 255-3424 or the Compiled by Tess Malijenovsky. Crime Blotter items are chosen from the files of the Beaufort County Dispatch Center at Beaufort Police Department. Please contact the police with any insider information on (843) 524-2777. these cases.

Checkpoint on Sam’s Point Road on Lady’s Island Members of the Beaufort County Sheriff ’s Office Traffic Enforcement This Public Safety Checkpoint will be conducted to enforce all South Team will be conducting a traffic safety checkpoint on Friday, Jan. 27 from Carolina State Laws, with emphasis on violations related to driver’s licenses, 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. vehicle registrations, and insurance. Checkpoint will be held at the following location at Sam’s Point Road Drivers passing through the checkpoint will be asked to produce their near Beaufort Academy (eastbound lanes only). driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance for their vehicle.

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BEAUFORT needs you to volunteer USCB seeks volunteers to assist with game day management for the upcoming baseball and softball seasons. Familiarity with baseball and/ or softball is required, and experience with keeping statistics, operating an electronic scoreboard or audio and video production is preferred. If interested, please contact Kelley Alcorn at 2088067 or The Sand Sharks’ first home baseball game is Jan. 28, and the inaugural softball season begins Feb. 11. The 5th Annual Beaufort Irish

Festival is coming and the drums are sounding. Community minded volunteers and vendors are needed on February 26, to help make this annual event a continued success. Interested? Contact: Noel Tillman at (843) 379-7704 or e-mail:, or visit
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real estate

Eskimos, cranberries and waterfront property By Will McCullough

I’ve always heard that, in their language, Eskimos have as many as 400 different words for “snow”. As it turns out, that’s actually a myth. My guess is that this myth arose from the fact that Eskimos likely have about 400 different expletives that normally precede the word “snow”. But either way, for someone moving here from outside the area, it initially seems as if Beaufortonians could give Eskimos a run for their money when it comes to labeling “waterfront” in its various local incarnations. For example, I’m originally from Cranberry, Pa. (please stop laughing) and the only special water terminology I grew up with was “crick” (definition: “creek”) and “lake” (definition: “most of the year, a large outdoor skating rink”). There’s no question that having the opportunity to live near the water is one of the significant factors that leads people from all over the world to opt to call the Beaufort area home. But while terms like “deep water” and “tidal creek” are automatically understood by those born and bred in the Lowcountry, they often have little initial meaning for folks looking to relocate here. This seemingly insignificant fact should not be ignored by those looking to sell waterfront property in the area. But before I explain how local sellers may be able to enhance the marketing of their waterfront offerings, let me first explain some of our terminology to any of you non-locals.

Will and Deena McCullough of Lowcountry Real Estate can be reached directly at 843-4418286 or at TheMcCulloughTeam@

the water depth drops below three feet at some point in the 12 hour tidal cycle. Normally priced below otherwise comparable deepwater property, tidal creek properties often provide an affordable alternative to those looking to enjoy the local waterfront lifestyle on a budget. However, just like deepwater properties, tidal creek values vary greatly. The length of time the water body drops below three feet is one of the most significant factors to consider when determining value. “Deepwater—Limited Access”: While the minimum depth of the water body directly fronting this type of property meets “deepwater” standards, the water depth between the subject property and the path out to the larger waterways is restricted by “tidal creek” features at some point in the normal tide cycle. This is often caused by a sandbar and, like all of the above properties, the value of individual “limited access” properties can vary greatly (depending upon the amount of time a given property is blocked, etc).

What this means for local Sellers:

Sellers should note that they are Local Waterfront Property potentially marketing to someone Definitions: “Marsh Front”: Property that directly fronts a marsh. “No kidding,” you say? OK, but what’s a marsh? Locally, when we say “marsh” we’re talking about a salt marsh, and a salt marsh is characterized as being a low-lying wet area with halophyte vegetation (salt resistant grasses) regularly flooded by salt water via the ebb and flow of the tide. While often having some of the best views in the Lowcountry, marsh front properties normally do not offer the ability to launch a water vessel beyond the size of a paddle board, kayak, etc. Some lots may have a permit that will allow a small crabbing or shrimping dock. “Deepwater Frontage”: Property that fronts a flowing salt water body where the water depth meets the minimum standard of not being less than three feet deep at low tide. Deepwater property can be found fronting our various creeks, rivers and sounds. The sales value of deepwater properties can vary greatly, often depending upon a given parcel’s low tide water depth, perceived quality of water views and ease of access to major local waterways. “Tidal Creek Frontage”: Property that fronts a flowing salt water body where

with a different geographical frame of reference. Depending upon where a buyer is from, a marsh could be viewed as more of a “swamp” or a “bog”. A tidal creek (or “crick” if you happen to have been raised in Cranberry, Pa.) can make some individuals picture a small stream that could easily be jumped across. One way to help ensure that your future buyer understands what your waterfront property has to offer is to not just label it as “tidal creek”, etc. Consider also adding text that explains what your waterfront label may mean, from a lifestyle perspective, to a non-local. For example, “This beautiful tidal creek lot offers water frontage that the property owner states is navigable for their 19’ boat for approximately 10 hours out of each 12 hour tide cycle.” Bottom line, sellers may well find it beneficial to focus very specific emphasis on exactly what their property’s waterfront label may mean to a buyer, hundreds of miles away, who will be viewing their property online. But, hey, at least our Lowcountry labels have meaning. “Deepwater,” for example, actually does mean “water that is deep”. That’s refreshing to me because, believe it or not, they don’t grow cranberries in Cranberry.

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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.

- Kent Easty Beaufort, SC



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An in-depth look at the people, businesses and organizations that shape our community

After 20 years of local business

Phyllis Sullivan of Andy’s Secrets Goes to Africa By Lanier Laney


amount of people and traffic was overwhelming. Thank God for our chauffeur and tour guide Kofi Appain who took us on a tour around Ghana. We had amazing experiences in Ghana, especially visiting the historic slave trade site at Cape Coast. That experience sent a chill through my body. To have an experience that most only dream of is a gift from God. It was really interesting. Oh, what an awesome experience! “

n 2011 Phyllis of Andy’s Secrets on Boundary street celebrated her 20th year of having a successful business here in Beaufort and by the end of that year got to fulfill a lifelong dream to visit Africa. Phyllis Ann, whose nickname is ‘Andy’ was born and raised in Burton. She first started as a seamstress 22 years ago at Button’s and Bows, then opened her own shop, Andy’s Secrets & Alterations, two years later. Located at 1117 Boundary St. (uptown—across from the Boy’s and Girl’s Club), they offer a wide variety of fashion services including, bridal gowns, formal wear, tuxedo rentals, accessories, shoe dying and apparel. Andy’s is also known for its expert alteration and tailoring services.

Her appreciation of Beaufort

Her Experience in Ghana During her trip to Africa, she took time out to kindly help a native of Ghana open a similar bridal and dress shop there. Here is a description of her exciting trip in her own words: “In December of 2011, I fulfilled one of my lifelong dreams; we­­ —me, Phyllis of Andy’s Secrets, and Joyce Gibbs-Ham of Pairs Community Transitional Center—made our first trip abroad to Africa to the country of Ghana. Our travel to Ghana was an amazing international experience. Getting to see another part of the world and living with and working side-byside the local people was awesome. We were not worried about stepping outside our comfort zone; we were sincerely welcomed or as many of the locals would say to us: “Welcome home.” It was a cultural shock to see that 99 percent of the people there are black in Ghana, Africa, and yet comforting. It was more fascinating observing people’s interaction. Everyone got along. It gave us a new perspective on family and work. There was a strong sense of unity among the Ghanaians living together. There, people are genuinely busy (working) as many would take to the streets with their product on their head, selling items, trying to earn a living or to pay for their education while running their own business. But even in Ghana after a long day’s work many enjoyed going to Church or taking in the night life as they head out to a social spot or night club for dancing and just having a good old time. The official language in Ghana is

Phyllis Sullivan or “Andy”

English, it being a former English colony, which made it easy for communication. But the most widely spoken language is a native African dialect called “Twi”. During our stay in Ghana, I helped a native of Ghana, Stella Amanquah,who also owns a business here in Beaufort called “Stella Africa Braids,” establish a bridal and evening wear shop there. I helped Stella design her selling space and become familiar with the marketplace, wholesalers and manufacturers as we shopped for clothing for her inventory. While on the other hand, Joyce of Pairs Community Transitional Center worked with children. By the way Joyce is my sister. Stella and her family did their very best to make our trip to Ghana pleasurable through visiting many sites of interest in and around Ghana. While in Africa, we visited Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, the Labadi Beach in Accra,

Kakum National Park in the Central Region, the Trading Fort and Castle in Cape Coast where slaves were traded in the Gold Coast, Central Region. We also visited the Manhyia Palace and Museum, Kumasi Zoo in Kumasi in the Ashani Region along many more cultural sites. Another awesome experience was going to visit a village. The village was situated away from the city in Bekwai. The village was a place of peace and calm. There appeared to be no worries there as the people live close to the land and its elements. This surrealistic experience appeared to be a place where many retire to relieve themselves of the stresses of life; as they seek relief from everything and return to the ultimate form of simplicity reclaiming their connectedness to the self and the land. On the other hand, driving around the big cities in Ghana was the most chaotic experience. The enormous

Back in the U.S. Phyllis spoke to me about what her thoughts today are about Beaufort. “First of all, I love Beaufort. It is my only home and I just love my childhood memories and the fact that I’ve been able to see the town change in so many ways. I’ve watched it grow from the rural area of Burton, to the now, new and more commercial “Beautiful Beaufort by the Bay”. I like the friendliness and southern hospitality that Beaufortonians seem to possess naturally. They are truly beautiful and pleasant people who represent the “melting pot” of America because in Beaufort you will find everything from historic Gullah-Geechee culture to the finest cuisines found around the world. Phyllis also loves her family. She met her husband Kevin Sullivan at the Enlisted Club at MCAS Beaufort in 1976. He worked as a Drill Instructor on Parris Island from 1975-1983. He’s now a proud veteran of USMC and remains “Semper Fi”. They are also proud parents of two children: a son, Kevin, 34, and a daughter, Phylicia, 26. Kevin, an engineer, is a City and Regional Planner in Baltimore, Maryland. Phylicia works as a licensed cosmetologist with her own successful business in Charleston, SC. Phyllis attends Omega Worship Center where the senior pastor is Lawrence Washington. And she tries hard to put her spiritual beliefs into practice everyday at Andy’s Secret. “It is our greatest pleasure to provide our customers with excellent service as well as personal encouragement as they prepare for any event. Therefore, our motto is: There is no secret what God can do; what He has done for others, He can do for you,” Phyllis says.

Andy’s Secret and Alterations Located at 1117 Boundary Street, Beaufort SC, 29902 Phone: 843-986-0507

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lowcountry social diary

Get a Valentine’s head start for your sweetheart! By Lanier Laney

Valentine’s day is just around the corner and restaurants are starting to book up fast. Here’s a short list of what’s happening around town to give you some ideas:


id you hear that Beaufort’s own City Loft Hotel was voted by Tripadvisor Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards for 2012 as the #9 Hotel (out of the top 25 chosen in the entire country) for best service? Quite an accomplishment! Congrats to Stephanie and Matt and the whole wonderful staff for giving new visitors to our town such good memories of Beaufort! For Valentine’s day they still have a few king rooms available at their special ‘local’s only’ rate of $159.00, which includes a bottle of wine and an early 12 p.m. check in. Call (843) 379-5638 for reservations.

8 p.m. with a special five-course menu which includes prosecco (843-524-0240). Over at Saltus there will be a wonderful Valentine menu prepared by Chefs Brian Waters and Penn Ten Eyck. A four course meal for just $55 (843-379-3474).

Lanier Laney

Breakwater Restaurant, Donna Lang says they are running some Plums also will have a special Valentine menu according to owner wonderful Valentine Dinner Specials and also some bubbly specials Lantz Price (843-525-1946). Good news! Lantz also just told me (843-379-0052)! that Plums is expanding to Bluffton. In a spot in the Truffles/Kroger shopping center complex, so be sure and tell all your friends over Across Carteret street from City Loft at Wren Bistro, Chef Annie there that they soon too can experience one of Beaufort’s favorite Sergent is cooking up some exciting Valentine Specials along with places to eat. drink specials (843-524-9463). At Southern Graces, Chef Christopher Hewitt has put together a Around the corner, a block away at 706 Craven, Chef Tony Fairbanks magical and romantic Valentine’s Dinner. You can view it on their at the Tooting Egret has whipped up a delicious menu that includes Facebook page. By reservations only call (843)-379-0555. And after pork tenderloin, crab cakes or chicken roulade. Two seatings 6 p.m. dinner, there’s always the Beaufort Inn upstairs. and 8:30 p.m., $40 for 3 courses. Check out the whole delicious For a true Southern Valentines Day, check out the special Romance menu on Facebook at The package at the beautiful antebellum Rhett House Inn (www. Tooting Egret (843-521-4507)., which includes a half dozen roses, champagne, dinner certificate and carriage ride. Call (843) 524-9030 Up the street at the new Italian or book online. Restaurant Griffin’s at 403 Carteret (on the corner of Craven), Since we are on the subject of Valentine’s, don’t forget you can still Ricardo says, “Remember, Italy is get tickets to the wonderful dancing, music and incredible silent for lovers”; and he invites you join auction items of the Valentine Ball at the Lyceum on Parris Island he and his wife Chef Laura for a on February 11, which would be another great surprise Valentine gift very romantic evening. They will for your sweetie! Go online to to purchase Chocolate gifts at the Chocolate Tree have two seatings at 6 p.m. and tickets.

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Come to Cheesus By Terry Sweeney

In my book, eating a scrumptious wedge of fabulous French triple-creme cheese with a warm crunchy crusty baguette is a religious experience. On the other hand, three or four blocks of rubbery ice-cold supermarket cheese on a bare board with some cheap crackers…now that’s pure hell. Please don’t think I’m a heartless cheese snob. I’m aware of how much cheese prices have inexplicably gone up over the last three years. Are the cows charging more for their milk? Did the sheep wise up and decide they were getting flocked over? Did the old goats decide to start stashing some away for their retirement? I guess the real truth is cheese makers everywhere realized that there was an ever growing consumer market out there. Statistics show that American cheese consumption is at an all time high. And well, let’s face it, since neither you nor I have any intention of taking on the job of making our own cheese; we’re at their mercy. Just between us, I wish I’d known making cheese was a career option back when I graduated college. I would have loved to seen the look on people’s faces when they asked about my future choice of profession. Doctor?… Lawyer?…. No, (melodramatic pause) Cheese Monger. (Yep, that’s what they call ‘em.) Still without having to sell a kidney; one can entertain quite beautifully and simply by following these Happy Wino cheese tips: Pick one fantastic cheese you love if you are on a budget (and who isn’t?). It’s like that little black dress that is so right for so many occasions. And spend your money on a decent size wedge of it. Depending on the number of guests you are having. My go- to hard cheeses are… Parmigiano -Reggiano, for its flakey, fragrant and savory flavor that lingers on the palate. Manchego--a Spanish sheep’s milk cheese with a pleasing bite and a slight underlying sweetness and last but not least… Aged Gouda which is grainy, tangy, with just a hint of butterscotch on the finish. With the Parmigiano serve a ramekin of italian olives, and some sliced rolled up proscuitto. (roll it around some juicy slices of cantaloupe for the wow factor).

Pop open a bottle of Brut Champagne to go with it and I can be at your house in five minutes. Okay, okay. You can get away with a California Merlot Terry (and I’d still come.) Sweeney For the Manchego…I’d go with some black Spanish olives, chorizo (Spanish dried sausage) and marconi almonds. Serve it up with a nicely chilled Albarino (an inexpensive but delish Spanish wine) or even a bubbly Cava. For the Aged Gouda, I’d serve up some green grapes, sliced salami, and maybe some flatbread crackers and dijon mustard. Open a Cab, a Petite Syrah, or( Surprise! )even a sweet Muscat to keep your friends interested. After all, we don’t want a ‘cheese bored’. We wanna keep it fresh and new. For God sake please take that cheese out of your refrigerator at least 3 hours before your party!!!! Okay, at least half an hour. I was being dramatic (but three hours is what the experts say). Also, using a fig leaf under the cheese on the plate, adding flowers or a sprig of rosemary is a simple yet elegant gesture . Your guests will appreciate that you put such thought into your presentation. Camembert and Brie lead the pack as my semi-soft favorites. I love to pair them with a White Burgundy, a German Riesling or once again with my good buddy Brut Champagne. Smear them on petit french toasted squares that you can find in various specialty stores and serve them with some dried apricots. Then lock the door and shut the windows. You may not want anyone to see you that out of control or hear the embarrassing primitive animal noises that inadvertently will burst forth. Now we come to the Triple Cremes. Especially my Big Cheese Crush who leaves me weak at the knees… Explorateur. I act so crazy around Explorateur; I’m surprised it hasn’t gotten a restraining order against me. For this baby, break out the Veuve Clicqout or my favorite… Paul Roger. Definitely a warm baguette must be there to catch every creamy morsel as

Explorateur Triple Creme cheese

it collapses onto the bread in a dead faint. Or maybe that’s me who faints; and the cheese is just sitting there on the plate completely baffled. I’m not sure. I do love a small bundle tiny red champagne grapes or maybe even some sliced pears to decorate the plate. Nothing else. Except maybe one other person to maybe share this Cheese of the Gods. But no more than one. Although it is a ‘triple creme’, three’s a crowd when Explorateur has graced you with its presence. And it would be just awful; if someone dropped in unexpectedly and

started chowing down. Imagine yelling “You! Out!” At the top of your lungs and the next day having to call the poor person and apologize (sorry mother… but it was a triple creme). These are just a few of the cheeses available to you but there are hundreds more varieties. So what are you waiting for? Leave the dark dreary CNN world we mortals must trudge through and step up to the heavenly world of cheese that’s floating out there; waiting to save you from the humdrum of life. Come to Cheesus! Cheers.

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New Vibrations at USC Beaufort The work of 12 abstract artist from the Art Beyond Tradition group

A new year, a new show, and “New Vibrations” opens at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. The Art Beyond Tradition group of artists brings its magic to the university’s gallery on Carteret Street. Twelve abstract artists have put together a showing of some of their latest works. The show will run from January 15, through April 30. There will be an opening reception at the gallery on February 3, from 5- 7 p.m. The public is invited. The artists who reside on Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort and Columbia are known throughout the area for their unique style and exquisite artwork. They include painters: Deanna Bowdish, Cindy Chiappetta, Marilyn Dizikes, Jo Dye, Vickie Jourdan, Mary Jane Martin, Mary Sullivan, Joan Templer, Arla Crumlick Wible, Caroll Williams and Irene K. Williamson; and sculptor Sharon Collings Licata. Vickie Jourdan’s “Attitude,” where bold reds and blended hues ring true to their title, is a painting that says as much about the artist as the observer. Far from subtle, it asserts itself dramatically. Sharon Licata works in stone. Her

Painting by Mary Jane Martin.

sculpture named “Thunder” shows an amazing flexibility of design. The stone seems to swirl and wrap around itself forming an open space that defies credibility. Mary Jane Martin has produced a painting titled “Java.” Colorful patches appear to be escaping from the muted background, whereas in “Grounded,” a muted palette is used, playing to texture and text.

Following some of the concepts of color-mass abstract painting, Arla Crumlick Wible has produced studies in Brown, Browns and Greens, while Irene K. Williamson brings a collage named “Interrupted” as well as an abstract painting called “Out of Control”. In this second painting, the vigorous swirls of color and mad splashes and dashes of paint appear to be out of control, yet the total environment is that of a carefully controlled painting. Caroll Williams describes her art as 2-1/2 D. Her wall mounted artwork uses found objects and “turns them into something quite different from their original use.“ Her philosophy is to do as little as possible to these objects. “In that way, the qualities that originally attracted me to them — the weathering, the patina of age, the quirkiness — continue to shine through.” This can easily be seen in her pieces titled “Transported” and “Grids, Boxes and Drawers.” In the late 70s, I began the study of graphic design which led to a satisfying 30 year career. After my husband’s retirement to Hilton Head Island, and my own semi-retirement, I finally had the time to experiment with making art

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from the kinds of materials I’ve always loved and collected: peeling, painted boards; rusty objects; staircase spindles; ephemera of all varieties. The Art Beyond Tradition has been together and showing its work as a group since 2007. For more information about the group and its work, contact Irene K. Williamson at 843-689-5088, or by e-mail at . “We are so pleased to be holding our current show at the University of South Carolina Beaufort,” says Irene K. Williamson, manager of the Art Beyond Tradition group and one of its artists. “It is important to find venues that enhance the boldness of the art and provide the space for the 12 members of the group to display their work.” “We welcome Art Beyond Tradition and their new show “New Vibrations,” says Bonnie Hargrove. “The university is pleased to present this fine body of work. Our gallery is open to the public Monday- Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.” “All of the artwork in the show is for sale. We invite everyone to stop by the gallery space of USCB at 801 Carteret Street in Beaufort to see this splendid show,” said Hargrove.

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school news

A focus on students, teachers and educational events in northern Beaufort County Wanna help the 5th grade class of Mossy Oaks Elementary get to D.C. by eating some great gourmet chili? Then just come on down and eat some great gourmet grub at the Great Chili Cook Off this Friday Jan. 27, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Mossy Oaks Elementary School. Executive Chefs from some of the best local restaurants will be competing against Steve Brown and some of the best cooks from Beaufort area Fire Depts. with their own entries up for “flame and glory.” The admission fee is whatever you want to donate from $5 on up. All proceeds go directly to helping these great kids travel to our nation’s capital! This event is in lieu of selling candy bars which is how they usually make the money for their trip, but we ask you to join us this year in launching a new event in contributing to healthier eating habits for our children and whole community!

school briefs • Thursday, Jan. 26, Mossy Oaks Elementary School will host a blood drive from 12-4 p.m. Please come and donate if you are able. • Thursday, Jan. 26, is Beaufort Elementary School’s Science Fair. • Thursday, Jan. 26, Riverview Charter School yearbook order forms are due back to teachers. There will be a limited supply of yearbooks available for purchase at year’s end, so remember to order now. Yearbooks are $26 each. Yearbooks may be purchased online, or with check or cash. Please make checks payable to “Riverview Charter School”. Remember to submit an Order Form, even when paying online. Receipts will be issued confirming all payments. • Thursday, Jan. 26, Lady’s Island Elementary School will have its PTO meeting at 4 p.m. and its Chik-Fil-A night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. • Friday, Jan. 27, Riverview Charter School has Uniform Free Friday/Box Top Collection. Bring $5 on Friday to dress out of uniform and don’t forget to turn in any Box Tops to your teacher. • Sunday, Jan. 29, Catholic School Week begins at St. Peter’s Catholic School. Faculty will host prayer service at 9 a.m. • Monday, Jan. 30, Riverview Charter School and Beaufort Academy basketball teams play one another at Beaufort Academy. • Tuesday, Jan. 31, re-enrollment

(Left): The 2012 BA Homecoming Court. Top row: Katie Kindwall, Megan Kahn, Caitlynn Foskey, Shelby Mixson, JaneAnn Laffitte. Front row: Katya Ontko, Lauren Ward, Homecoming Queen Madeline Griffith, Katherine Neal, Reilly Stokes, Kelly Schnaubelt. (Not pictured: Sarah Chahin and Cayce Burgess.) (Right): BA’s 2012 Homecoming Queen, senior Madeline Griffith, with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mitch Griffith.

applications are due by 6 p.m. for students at Riverview Charter School. • Tuesday, Jan. 31, Beaufort Academy applications for the Thomas H. Horton, Jr. Travel Abroad Scholarship are due January 31. All BA 9th-11th graders encouraged to apply. Also, Open House for Pre-K, 3rd-12th grades at 6 p.m. • Tuesday, Jan. 31, St. Peter’s Catholic School has prayer service at 9 a.m., 8th grade Rosary, School Colors Dress Down Day. • Wednesday, Feb. 1, is Spirit Shirt Day at Red Cedar Elementary. Show your Red Cedar Spirit by wearing your Spirit Shirt. Spirit Shirts are available in the office for $10. Sweatshirts are available for $15. Also, Bank Day: All

students with a Squirrel account with First Federal can make a deposit before school in the Media Center. Lastly, School Improvement Council (SIC) meets at 7:45 a.m. The SIC meetings are 30 minutes in length and all are welcome. • Wednesday, Feb. 1, is the SCISA Literary Meet at St. Peter’s Catholic School. Open house at 8:30. • Wednesday, Feb. 1, Riverview Charter School’s basketball team plays away at Cross School. Beaufort Academy’s K-3 Chess Team ranks 2nd in nation SCHOOL continued on page 15

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SCHOOL SCHOOL continued from page 13 This past weekend in Ga. at the Golden Isles Scholastic Chess Association Tournament, Beaufort Academy’s Kindergarten through 3rd grade chess team won first place. The Team has played in six Southeastern Regional tournaments and has won first place at all of them. The Team has also attended the K-3 East Youth National in Miami, Fla. where they placed second in the Nation. The Beaufort County area is These fourth graders in Kristi Black’s class proud of these young chess players. wrote plays based on fables. They were videotaped performing in front of a green

Congratulations BA Math Team screen, then chose different backgrounds The Beaufort Academy Math Team on the computer to create dynamic videos competed in the SCISA Division II High School State Math Meet on to share with the school. Tuesday, Jan. 17 in Orangeburg, and brought home the top finish. BA Team math and science concepts through 1 won first place in SCISA State project-based learning? If so, the AMES may be just for your child. Tournament, and Team 2 won fifth. Academy This district sponsored AMES Individual Awards: first place Michael magnet program was crafted to engage Bible, second place Eric Nguyen and students in exploration, discovery and third place Xavier Westergaard. experimentation. The AMES Academy is designed for high achieving third Top Chef through fifth grade students! Calling all “future chefs” for Port Royal We are now accepting applications for Elementary School’s 1st annual culinary the 2012-2013 school year. The deadline competition. We’re looking for your for applications is March 16, 2012. You favorite healthy breakfast recipe. Two will be able to access applications on lucky 8th grade winners will be chosen the district website or pick one up from as a finalist to compete in our contest. your child’s home school. For further As an added bonus, the winner of this information about the AMES Academy event will be entered into a national please come to one of our parent competition for some great prizes. Put in informational nights: your entry form today. They’re available HHI-IB Jan. 26, 2012 at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. Turn them into the PVES Jan. 31, 2012 at 6 p.m. cafeteria by February 8. BES Feb. 2, 2012 at 6 p.m. BRES Feb. 7, 2012 at 6 p.m. AMES accepting applications If you have any further questions, please Would your child thrive in a classroom contact N’kia J. Campbell at (843) 322that emphasizes rigorous exposure to 5925.

Park University offers Military Family Scholarship Park University announces the availability of the Military Family Scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year. The scholarship consists of a 15-hour award for the academic year commencing August 13, 2012 and ending July 28, 2013. The scholarship may be used at either the home campus in Parkville, MO or in the classroom at the Beaufort Campus Center. Eligible applicants for the scholarship are individuals who have not been a Park University student for more than one year at the time of application and who are non-military family members of active duty military personnel residing in the Beaufort area. The only other requirement is a 3.0 grade point average for all college courses taken or a 3.0 high school grade point average for individuals who have not attended college. The application period is February 1, 2012 through March 30, 2012. Application forms may be obtained at the Park University MCAS Beaufort office (Bldg. 596, Room 212) or the Parris Island office (Bldg. 923, Room 35). Additional information may be obtained by calling 228-7052. Park University is a fully accredited, private four-year college with 137 years of experience in meeting the educational needs of a diverse student population. Current enrollment stands

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Two schools named finalists for statewide Palmetto’s Finest honors Beaufort Middle School and Hilton Head High School are among nine finalists announced for the 2012 Palmetto’s Finest Schools Awards. The extensive judging process includes evaluations by fellow educators and previous Palmetto’s Finest winners who focus on elements of student achievement, faculty training, program goals, teaching quality, office practices and community involvement. “We’re very proud of these schools,” said Superintendent Valerie Truesdale. “This statewide recognition shows how students can thrive when they’re supported by strong leaders, creative and hard-working faculty, and consistently receiving excellent support from their communities.” Entrants in the Palmetto’s Finest competition submitted 20-page applications last fall and received on-site visits by a review committee. Beaufort Middle, Hilton Head High and the other seven finalists will now undergo additional on-site evaluations. Representatives from the nine finalists

“This statewide recognition shows how students can thrive when they’re supported by strong leaders, creative and hard-working faculty, and consistently receiving excellent support from their communities.” —Superintendent Valerie Truesdale will gather at Columbia’s Koger Center for the Arts on March 27 to learn which four—two elementary, one middle and one high school—have won the top honors. The finalists are: • Beech Hill Elementary, Dorchester District 2 • Brushy Creek Elementary, Greenville County • Burgess Elementary, Horry County • Stone Academy of Communication Arts, Greenville County • Beaufort Middle, Beaufort County • Kelly Mill Middle, Richland District 2 • Blythewood High, Richland District 2 • Fort Mill High, York District 4 • Hilton Head Island High, Beaufort County This is Beaufort Middle School’s second consecutive year as a finalist. A

Red Carpet award winner, the school’s strong academic focus resulted in 24 Junior Scholars in 2011 and also 67 seventh graders who qualified to participate in Duke University’s Talent Identification Program. The school also has a strong arts curriculum that has earned it designations as both a Distinguished Arts Program School and an Arts in the Basic Curriculum School. Beaufort Middle’s football and basketball teams both won Lowcountry championships in 2011. Hilton Head Island High School is the first high school in Beaufort County to receive Excellent ratings in both the Absolute and Improvement Report Card rating categories. A Red Carpet and Palmetto Gold winner, Hilton Head High boasts students

Port Royal Elementary Improvement Council receives state recognition The School Improvement Council at Port Royal Elementary School has been named to the South Carolina School Improvement Council’s 2012 Honor Roll for its efforts to foster civic engagement in public education. Port Royal is one of 15 Honor Roll SICs in the running for the annual Dick and Tunky Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence. Named for the former U.S. Secretary of Education and South Carolina governor and his late wife, the Riley Award was created in 2002 to recognize the vital contributions made by the 14,000-plus local School Improvement Council members who volunteer in every public school in the state. “We are very pleased to recognize these School Improvement Councils for the important work they’ve done to build parent and community commitment in their schools,” said SC-SIC Board of Trustees Chair Sylleste Davis. “The contributions of time and talent made by our state’s SICs are even more vital in the current economic climate of limited revenue and tightened budgets. We must continue to honor and support our SICs for the value they bring to our schools, our children and the future of South Carolina.” In the last year, local School Improvement Council members across South Carolina turned in more than 230,000 volunteer hours in their schools 14

“We must continue to honor and support our SICs for the value they bring to our schools, our children and the future of South Carolina.” —Sylleste Davis

at an estimated value of nearly $4 million. Five finalists from this year’s list of Honor Roll schools will be selected late next month, with one to be named as the winner of the annual Riley Award. The award will be announced at the SCSIC Annual Conference on March 24 in Columbia. Located in the University of South Carolina’s College of Education, the South Carolina School Improvement Council was established in state law more than three decades ago to provide the member training, technical assistance, statutory accountability, and other operational resources necessary for the continued success of the communitybased SICs in each of South Carolina’s 1,100-plus K-12 public schools. More information on SC-SIC, the Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence and award winners from previous years can be found online at

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who win top honors in both academics and athletics, an outstanding faculty and strong community and business partnerships. Hilton Head High students also devoted nearly 17,000 hours of community service last year to the local community. The South Carolina Association of School Administrators presents the awards each year to two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school that SCASA says “offer the best in innovative, effective educational programs.” The Palmetto’s Finest Award is celebrating its 34th year and is one of the most coveted and respected awards among educators. SCASA is the professional organization for school leaders in South Carolina, with a membership of more than 2,900. From professional development opportunities and research to publications and legislative advocacy, SCASA’s focus is to support school leaders in providing the best possible education for South Carolina’s young people.


From fishing to football, the hard work of athletes of all ages deserves recognition

YMCA football camp Registration for football camp is happening now at the Wardle Family YMCA and will continue until January 28. The camp is open to both boys and girls ages 7-11 and is a great way to learn the fundamentals of football and sportsmanship while developing a physical activity routine. The practices officially begin Sunday, January 29, at Port Royal Elementary and will continue each Sunday at 1-2 p.m. until February 19. “This is a new camp at the Y. We thought it was a great way to prepare our local athletes for the upcoming football season by conditioning early and practicing routine

football drills,” says Charles Ridlehuber, Health & Wellness and Youth Sports Director at Wardle Family YMCA. Interested participants can signup at the YMCA at 1801 Richmond Avenue in Port Royal or online at The cost is $40 for Y members and $55 for community participants. There is also a $10 sibling discount if you have more than one child eager to play football! 
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First fitness club in The Crossings of Beaufort Anytime Fitness is pleased to announce it has signed a lease for space in The Crossings of Beaufort. Working with the Beaufort-based firm of HD Construction and Stafford Properties of Atlanta, GA, Anytime Fitness will develop a 4900 sq. ft. exercise facility. With construction underway, the club will be open for business within the next 45 days.

Register now for eighth annual Adventure Biathlon Sea Island Rotary Club is pleased to announce their 8th Annual Adventure Biathlon scheduled for March 10, 2012. The adventure Biathlon is truly an unique race pairing both a running and kayaking portion. The race will begin promptly at 11 a.m. at Hunting Island State Park; however, plan on arriving early. Participants can compete individually or with someone else as a team. Standup paddleboards can be used in place of kayaks during the event

and kayak rentals are available through The Kayak Farm (838-2008) Higher Ground (379-4327). Fifty-seven awards will be given to ranked participants and a post race party is being held at Boondocks on St. Helena Island. The cost is $45 for individuals and $60 per team. A $10 late fee applies to all registrants after March 4, 2012. Interested persons can find the information online at www.setupinc. com or at race headquarters, Higher Ground.

“Anytime Fitness offers a convenient and affordable exercise option for the area,” said Jode Kirk, club owner. “We believe our 24-hour co-ed fitness club will be a great addition to The Crossings of Beaufort.” At Anytime Fitness, members can workout any time of the day or night, every day of the year. They use a security-access key to enter the club, even when it is not staffed. Once inside, members have full use of state-of-the-art strength training and cardiovascular equipment. Anytime Fitness also offers membership reciprocity among its clubs, which allows members to use any of the more than 1000 clubs that are currently open in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

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sports BA sailing team places in Gold Divsion

BA Sailing team in New Orleans: Patrick Mazzeo, Madeline Griffith, Hope Keane and Drummond Koppernaes.

Youth coon hunt A youth coon hunt will be held in Rock Hill on Saturday, Jan. 28, sponsored by the York County Coon Club. The Rock Hill youth coon hunt is part of a series of nine youth coon hunts being held around South Carolina through February, sponsored by the SCDNR and the S.C. Coon Hunters Association. These youth coon hunts will serve as regional qualifying events for the State Championship Youth Hunt. The youth hunts are designed to teach ethics and sportsmanship through low-intensity

The Beaufort Academy Sailing Team traveled to New Orleans in November to compete in the Great Oaks Invitational. The Great Oaks is a national championship for new or developing high school teams. The team was selected based on their performance at the district qualifier in Florida. This years Great Oaks was the biggest ever B.C. United U10 Team places second at B.C. United U11 Team places third at with 42 teams from as far away as “By the Sea Soccer Tournament” “By the Sea Soccer Tournament” Hawaii. The scores from the first day of racing were used to divide the fleet for day two racing. The top half moved into Gold division and the bottom half were placed in Silver. All eight teams from our ATHLETE OF THE SAISA district moved into the Gold Athlete of Division. The Beaufort Academy Team the week On Jan. finished 14th in the Gold Division.

competitive events. The top two hunters in each age bracket (6-13 and 14-17) and Sportsmanship winners will qualify for the annual South Carolina Youth Raccoon Hunting Championship at the Webb Wildlife Center in Hampton County, scheduled for Feb. 25. These are non-harvest events, and guns will not be allowed. Each applicant is also responsible for bringing a coon dog to the hunt and should be able to tell when his or her dog strikes and trees with minimal help from the adult. All events are free of charge. For more information on the youth coon hunting series, call (803) 734-3609.

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21, 2012, in Georgia at the Golden Isles Scholastic Chess Association Tournament, Beaufort Academy first-grader G. Simmons won the biggest upset award for checkmating a player 535 points higher than himself. G. also won 3.5 games out of 5 at the tournament.

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Beaufort youth sports league defies ‘win-at-all-cost’ mentality In an era of sports when trash talking, win-at-all-cost mentalities and fights on the field seem to be the norm, it’s no wonder that 70 percent of U.S. children playing organized sports will quit by age 13 and never play again. Beaufort kids and families, believing that sports can be a positive experience, are participating in an unconventional youth sports league which teaches that the process of competition is just as important as the outcome. For more than three years Cornerstone Christian Church has hosted sports leagues through Upward Sports—the world’s largest Christian sports league for children—coaching and mentoring more than 500 area kids. The church offers three Upward Sports: Flag Football, Cheerleading and Soccer. “Kids seem to really grow—both as athletes and friends—in an environment that focuses on skills, sportsmanship, teamwork and integrity while having fun. It’s been exciting seeing families from several neighborhoods come together for the first time. One football team can often represent more than

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“Every so often a new product or thousands of dentists worldwide. technology comes along that I ask myself Studies have shown that lasers can be ‘How did I ever practice without it!’ The less traumatic than the drill. The laser dental laser is that technology”, explains provides a quick and unique cutting Dr. Jennifer Wallace who practices on action that is precise and gentle, so Lady’s Island. “I continually strive to it preserves healthy tooth or gums keep my practice on the cutting edge of around a cavity or diseased gums. “It’s dentistry; providing my patients with an approach called minimally invasive the best and latest in dental technology.” dentistry,” says Dr. Wallace. “The idea “More and more is to fix the diseased people understand “It’s an approach called part of your tooth, that laser dentistry gums or bone minimally invasive exists because without damaging patients are adjacent healthy dentistry.” requesting dental tissue. Laser-assisted Dr. Jennifer Wallace dentistry gives us technology that laser dentistry requires”, a big advantage in explains Dr. Wallace, “but at Palmetto providing excellent clinical care with Smiles of Beaufort we are always maximum patient comfort.” looking for ways to improve the comfort For anyone who needs dental work and clinical care of our patients, so we but may be putting it off because invested in the advanced technology.” they’re afraid of the discomfort, visiting The laser system, called the Versa Dr. Wallace’s office in the Palmetto Wave Specialty, from HOYA Con Bio, Business Park on Lady’s Island, www. is a revolutionary dental tool that uses, their Face laser energy to perform a variety of book page (Palmetto Smiles of Beaufort) dental procedures with fewer shots and or calling 843-524-7645 could mean an less anesthesia—from fixing cavities to end to the fear of dentists. “The easier it is preparing teeth for crowns and root for them to conquer their fears, the easier canals, and even putting in implants— it is to let us take care of the dental work the Specialty laser is being used by they need.”

By Ifetayo White

Have you heard the word Reiki and wanted to know more about it? This is a word that has been popping up more and more in the past few years in our community and in the media. In January 2010, Dr. Oz introduced millions of viewers to Reiki as part of his program on alternative and natural remedies. He shared that his wife, Lisa, is a Reiki Master and that Reiki is a common remedy in their home for headaches, sprains, etc. Complementary health gurus, Dr.. Andrew Weil and Dr. Deepak Chopra, often recommend Reiki as an appropriate touch therapy for many physical and emotional challenges. On the other end of the spectrum, there was recently a “Modern Family” episode where Reiki was hilariously spoofed. Reiki is a noninvasive form of energy medicine that balances the body mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually; therefore, enabling the body to do what it does best­ —heal itself. Reiki assists in accelerating healing from injury/illness, promotes relaxation and stress reduction, and reduces or eliminates pain. Reiki strengthens the immune system, assists in clearing emotional or physical trauma, and offers quality of life support for those who are aging or in hospice care. There are some hospitals nationally that offer Reiki to support more rapid healing prior to and following surgery. More than a year ago some of the local Reiki practitioners started the Beaufort Community Reiki Clinics as an offering to anyone in our community who wanted to experience Reiki once or regularly. There are now two locations where the clinics are held monthly. We offer 20-30 minute sessions in a group setting with one or more volunteer Reiki practitioners sharing with each client. There is no charge for these sessions, although donations are accepted. Children and pets are always welcomed to come and receive Reiki as well. All Reiki practitioners are invited to join us to share and receive whenever we gather, regardless of level of training or length

Ifetayo White Ifetayo White is a Reiki Master Teacher, Certified Doula, practitioner and teacher of a number of bodycentered and wellness support tools, and well-life coach. She is the Founder of The Lowcountry School of Reiki and Energy Healing Wisdom and CHOICES Birthing and Wellness Support ( on Lady’s Island SC. of practice. Joan R. shared with me at a recent clinic that she is so grateful that she can receive Reiki regularly in a way that she can afford. Charlotte S. and her husband drive to each location monthly so that she can receive Reiki to assist in easing the pain of her inflamed joints. No appointments are needed and there is no restriction on the number of visits. The gracious donation of the space for the two clinics allows us to share Reiki with recipients from Hilton Head to Fripp Island. Barbara Edwards who is a Reiki Master teacher hosts the Reiki Clinic on the 1st Sunday of each month at her home at Palm Key in Ridgeland. Shelly Lowther welcomes the clinic at Dancing Dogs Yoga on the 3rd Sunday of each month (except March’s clinic will be 3/11). We would love to meet you and share this awesome gift with you. Join us at the Beaufort Community Reiki Clinics on the first Sunday of the month from 1–4 p.m. at 330 Coosaw Way, Cottage #10, Palm Key, Ridgeland, SC 29936 and on the third Sunday of the month from 3:30–5:30 p.m. at Dancing Dogs Yoga, 1211 Newcastle St., Unit 2F, Beaufort, SC. If you want to ask questions about Reiki or other Energy Medicine modalities or for more information about the clinics, contact: Ifetayo White at 843-271-1923; ifetayosun@yahoo. com.

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Why put off until tomorrow? By Martha O’Regan

That which you can do today? This is an article about distractions…. what are yours? What have they been? What is keeping you from having your highest level of health, happiness and success? Think back and reflect on the many times you said things like “when the kids get a little older, I’ll be able to (fill in the blank),” or, “my focus right now has to be on my (fill in the blank), then I can finally focus on me,” or, “when I get enough money, I will feel (fill in the blank).” What other distractions have been keeping you from feeling good or living your best right here right now, no matter what is going on in your life? Look back over the last few years. What has been holding you back? Look at yesterday—what could you have said “no thank you” to that would have allowed you more time with your family, your home, yourself? Why do we feel the need to always be doing something for someone else to feel important or to be satisfied, and at the same time staying frustrated for “never having enough time to read, exercise, play with the kids, learn about proper nutrition or even be happy”? Geez, we are so human, aren’t we? We are all the same, with similar quirks. The people, places and things may be slightly different, but basically we can share the same “been there, done that” story. And, how about saying “yes, please” to a few more things that would bring adventure, joy, family togetherness, etc., rather than giving in to the first inkling to decline because “there is too much to

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Cataracts and night driving By Mark Siegel

Each year I examine thousands of patients with varying grades of cataracts. Invariably, many of these patients notes some degree of difficulty with night driving, glare or halos from oncoming headlights, or simply mentions “discomfort” from driving at night. Most people would agree that night driving poses a greater challenge than driving in daylight. This concern is considerably greater for those people with cataracts as having a cataract can make night driving quite stressful-and possibly unsafe. Night vision problems are not unusual even for people who do not have Cataracts. First, there is the issue of a condition that affects night vision called “night myopia”. Research has demonstrated that in dim lighting, and especially at night, we lose the ability to accurately maintain our focus. This may be due to

Mark Siegel, MD, FAAO Board certified, American Board of Ophthalmology, www. seaislandophthalmology. com the fact that under dim or dark lighting conditions, the pupil of our eyes dilates and become larger causing a decrease in our “depth of focus”. This phenomenon occurs regardless of age but may be more significant as we get older and especially for those who have cataracts as they often experience night driving problems. A cataract is a clouding of the Crystalline Lens of the eye that causes blurring or hazing of vision as well as a scattering of light that can create glare sensitivity and even halos around lights.

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These types of disturbances in vision may be even more noticeable for night driving. When we add glare and halo problems to the “night myopia” problem, it is easy to understand why driving with cataracts can be difficult and why night driving problems with cataracts are especially troubling for some patients. In addition, the ability to see well in low contrast situations, such as night driving, is critical in seeing lane markers, curbs, barriers and objects in the road. Cataracts reduce your ability to see in low contrast. All in all, driving at night with a cataract can be a challenge. According to the study reported in Archives of Ophthalmology in 2001, older drivers with cataracts have poor low contrast vision and thus have 2.5 times greater motor vehicle collision risk than those without cataracts. If you think that you may be developing a cataract or have been told that you have cataracts, please discuss any difficulty

that you might be experiencing with night vision problems and night driving problems with your cataract surgeon or eye doctor. Let them know of your concerns so that they can most effectively help you determine if cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) Implantation is an option to maintain your lifestyle and avoid any undue safety issues while driving. The information that has been provided here is intended to give patients an understanding of how cataracts can cause night vision problems and night driving problems. It is possible that your individual experience might be different. None of the information provided here is meant to be a substitute for or replace your eye doctor’s consultation nor does it replace the need for you to consult with your cataract surgeon about specific details of cataract surgery and intraocular lens (IOL) implantation.

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and is open to the public. Appointments are recommended, however walk-ins are also welcome. The event location and times are as follows: Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Quality Inn (2001 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC 29902). Please schedule an appointment to donate. E-mail: KimDurham1@ or call 864-350-1386.

DIY beauty secret: Baking soda By Takiya Smith

First and foremost, I would like to make a correction to last weeks article in which I stated that petroleum jelly is a natural product. Petroleum, which is a derivative of natural oil, is man made with a mixture of natural products. Hence, the title of this weeks article being change to “DIY Beauty Secrets” yet being a continuation of last weeks article series. This week, let’s take a look at the use of baking soda as a “do-it-yourself ” beauty secret. Baking soda consists of sodium bicarbonate, an antacid ingredient that is traditionally used to treat acid indigestion and heart burn, however, has a few cosmetic uses of its own. 1. Skin: Baking soda can be used as

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a soak in addition to your normal bath routine to soften and smooth skin. Add a minimum of one half cup or more, for larger baths to warm water. You can also make a paste mixture by adding a small amount of water to plain baking soda and using as a gentle exfoliant on elbows, knees, feet and hands. 2. Feet—Soaking feet in warm water and baking soda can help to eliminate odors from perspiration and oil while

softening tired feet. Creating a paste also helps to smooth rough and callused skin while applied with a soft, bristled brush. 3. Underarms: After bathing, dusting plain baking soda under arms can help to keep you cool and dry as well as act as a barrier against perspiration and odor. 4. Oral use: Baking soda, often found in toothpaste, can also be used alone to brush and cleanse teeth. Again, add a small amount of water to create a paste consistency and brush as usual. Baking soda is not abrasive like most toothpaste and leaves your teeth feeling sparkly clean. It can also be used as a mouthwash by mixing one teaspoon of baking soda to four ounces of water. The baking soda neutralizes and rids bad breath rather

than covering it up. 5. Hair: Excessive oil build up in the hair can be tackled by adding a small amount of baking soda directly to the roots of hair and massaging into the scalp. Use sparingly as to not create an obvious application and blot out an excess with a towel. DIY Beauty Tip: mix a small amount of water with plain baking soda to create a paste and use gently as an exfoliant on face to slough away dry, dead skin cells. Rinse thoroughly and apply a light coat of your favorite toner and moisturizer for fresh skin. Visit my blog at for comments and more beauty tips.

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Local midwife celebrates 100th delivery The Island News’ editor gives birth to healthy baby boy

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Congratulations are due to proud parents Daniel and Pamela Brownstein. On January 10, 2012, Sanford Wolfe Brownstein was brought into this world weighing 7 pounds and measuring 21 inches in length. Donna Andrews, who celebrated her 100th delivery with the Brownstein birth, delivered baby Wolfe. So, congratulations are extended to Andrews as well. This birth is especially humbling to me. Knowing both the parents and Andrews, I was particularly excited to write an announcement. Pamela Brownstein, editor of The Island News, initially met Donna Andrews at Coastal Obstetrics and Gynecology when Andrews took the first ultrasound at five weeks. Andrews remained Brownstein’s nurse throughout the entire pregnancy. “She (Andrews) is so friendly and down to earth. She makes herself available to her patients. When my delivery date neared, she gave me her cell number and told me to text her if I went into labor or had any other questions,” Brownstein explained. Andrews has been working at

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Coastal OB-GYN with Dr. Ardra Davis-Tolbert since July of 2010. She’s been a certified nurse-midwife since December of 2001, when she graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Andrews has delivered 100 babies in Beaufort; yet she’s been involved with about double that amount, attending births and assisting her supporting physician, Dr. Davis-Tolbert. She’s

worked and trained in several hospitals over the years and been inspired by midwives. “I decided to go into midwifery because I loved everything about my job as a Labor and Delivery nurse in the birthing area of the hospital. Assisting a woman in birth is a very emotional situation. And the emotions can span from fear, pain and excitement, to bliss. It is such an accomplishment for

the mother regardless if the birth is vaginal or by surgical birth ‚ the first or the fifth—it is like climbing to the top of a mountain for that moment,” said Andrews. Her 100th delivery was very special, of course. Throughout the nine month pregnancy, the Brownsteins formed a strong bond with Andrews during their visits to Coastal OB-GYN. “I was glad she could be there with us for the birth of our baby, because we had developed a good relationship with her and we trusted her. She has quick hands too, because after 45 minutes of pushing, Baby Wolfe came out like a slingshot and Donna caught him,” exclaimed Brownstein. Andrews described baby Wolfe’s birth: “I think my strongest emotion when Wolfe was delivered was pure relief, then quickly followed by joy. That first cry is such beautiful music to my ears!” Best wishes to the young family, and nice work on a job well done. Happy #100 Donna, and Happy #1 Pamela and Daniel. For more information about midwifery, please visit the American College of Nurse-Midwives’ website at

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New park to open at Factory Creek vista The Open Land Trust, in partnership with Beaufort County and the City of Beaufort purchased land along Factory Creek for creation of a passive public park and a dock for fishing and crabbing. The property consists of four parcels located at the base of the Woods Memorial Bridge east of the Lady’s Island Boat Ramp. There are four buildings on the site which will eventually be razed to accommodate the park. Purchase of these properties was made possible by a private donation to the Open Land Trust from the Judith Haskell Brewer Fund of The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia. The park will have a dedicated memorial to Mrs. Brewer honoring her contribution. The four parcels were purchased for a total of $1.45 million, the majority paid by the Trust through the donated Gift

from the Brewer Fund, the remaining portions picked up by the County’s Rural and Critical Land Program and the City of Beaufort. Approximately 20,000 cars a day travel between Meridian Road and Highway 802 and by opening up the view and access to Factory Creek it will assist in the revitalization of Lady’s Island. “This will provide another iconic land legacy for the citizens of the County. The Open Land Trust thanks all who helped us make this project successful. We feel strongly that the scenic beauty of Beaufort is what creates a ‘sense of place’ and makes our community so very special.” Paul Sommerville, Vice Chairman of Beaufort County Council, said the property will benefit citizens for many generations. “The people of Lady’s Island will enjoy this park in perpetuity. It will offer a much needed resource in the way

of passive recreation for individuals and families and serve as a place where folks can come together to fish, crab and enjoy nature. I am pleased the County could contribute to this joint effort.” Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling said he is pleased with the purchase and plans for a public park. “I am delighted that the partnership between the City of Beaufort, the Open Land Trust and Beaufort County is progressing so that, through collaboration we can share resources to protect view sheds and open space for the betterment of all who live here and those who visit us. Special thanks from the City Council to the advisors of the Judith Haskell Brewer Fund for their generous contribution that leaves a permanent imprint on our wonderful community.” The Beaufort County Open Land Trust was the first land trust in the state.

Its mission to preserve the scenic vistas of Beaufort County has had the support of citizens and local governments since it began in 1971. Notable examples of success exist on the Bay Street “Bluff ” and at Bellamy Curve entering the City of Beaufort. The Open Land Trust is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect land permanently by working with private citizens and communities. The Trust accepts donations of properties and conservation easements and helps landowners preserve their land forever. The County’s Rural and Critical Land Preservation Program was overwhelmingly approved for funding by voters and has saved more than 18,000 acres of undeveloped land for parks, buffers, animal habitat, environmental and economic protection and for cultural and historic preservation.

Church offers Fraternity holds MLK Unity Breakfast ‘DivorceCare’ Program Marriages are breaking up, leaving a trail of hurting families and congregations that struggle to find the right response. People who are hurting from divorce and separation are showing up in churches seeking help and healing. The Parish Church of St. Helena is a church wanting to help in the healing and recovery process. “DivorceCare and DivorceCare 4 Kids” meets on Tuesdays. The class began January 24, but it is not too late to join. The 13-week program is designed to deal with divorce and separation issues. Classes are held Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Parish Church of St. Helena located at 507 Newcastle Street in downtown Beaufort. Please call Carole Cash at 379-5944 to register, or call Tim Edwards at 5221712 to register kids from age 5 to 12.

The Brothers of the Xi Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; Beaufort, SC, presented their 12th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Unity Breakfast on Saturday, January 14, 2012. The annual theme was “Agenda 2012: Continuing to Build the Dream.” The Chapter recognized and honored three Community Members with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Award: Reverend Doctor Kenneth C. Doe (Beaufort, SC), Pastor of the Bethesda Christian Fellowship, Community Leader and Mentor Mr. Johnnie Thompson (Walterboro, SC), Retired Veteran, Former Walterboro City Councilman, Tuskegee Airman and Community Leader Mr. Lawrence “Baby” Washington (Seabrook, SC), Deacon, Retired Community and Civil Rights Activist and a former businessman The MLK Unity Breakfast Speaker was the Reverend Doctor Edward A. Johnson (Beaufort, SC), Pastor of the

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Have a rice day! By Jack Sparacino

I love rice. One really nice thing about coming to the Lowcountry was discovering the wonderful local rice. Having never before lived in an area that produced rice, I couldn’t resist doing a little research on the subject. Here are ten interesting things that quickly popped up: 1 (a) Worldwide, there are more than 40,000 different varieties of rice. World rice consumption increased 40 percent in the last 30 years, from about 135 to 189 pounds per person per year (milled rice, or what remains after the husk, germ and bran layers are removed). 1 (b) The international rice trade is roughly 25-27 million tons per year (a mere 5-6 percent of world production) compared to a staggering 113 million tons of wheat. 2. Speaking of big numbers, there are 12,768,996,452,894 rice recipes. Oops, I forgot Aunt Helen’s recipe for rice and beans with minced shallots and water chestnuts. Make that 12,768,996,452,895. Oh, plus rice pudding. Rice wine vinegar too. Plus sake. And Rice Krispie squares, I guess. Yikes, my calculator just broke! 3. Apparently, rice was first domesticated in the region of the

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

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Yangtze River valley in China. Chinese rice cultivation dates back roughly 12,000 years, way before Rice-A-Roni. 4. According to the USA Rice Federation, “Rice is a nutritious food that is fortified with folic acid, which has helped contribute to a reduction in some birth defects in infants.” 5. After the 15th century, rice spread throughout Italy and then France, later to all the continents during European exploration (the “Rice Capades” perhaps). 6. Rice arrived in South Carolina in 1694, probably originating from Madagascar. The predominant strain of rice in the Carolinas was from Africa and was known as “Carolina Gold.” 7. Rice quickly became a staple in the diet of colonists in the Carolinas and grew rapidly as an export crop. 8. A terrible hurricane in 1911 devastated the Lowcountry and its

rice infrastructure, such as docks, warehouses and rice mills in Charleston. The water carried away the partially harvested rice crop, and according to planter Duncan Hayward “a scene of activity and prosperity was changed into one of stillness and desolation.” 9. Today, people can visit the only remaining rice plantation (established in 1718) in South Carolina that still has the original winnowing barn and rice mill. It’s located at the historic Mansfield Plantation in Georgetown. 10. Most

of the rice now produced comes from China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Philippines and Japan. These farmers contribute over 90 percent of the world’s total rice production. I’m still trying to find out when the first person decided to keep a few grains of rice in their salt shaker to prevent the salt from clumping. I hope they received some type of fancy award for this vital discovery. Perhaps this person also started the practice of throwing rice at weddings. One last thing: It might be a good idea for someone to design a scientific test to try to figure out whether rice or dried spaghetti keeps longer in your pantry. Hearing the result will be a good thing, since it will probably mean I lived to be at least 120. In the meantime, I’m betting on rice!

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As the most authentic, unseeming restaurants tend to be, House of Tokyo (located in the Cross Creek shopping center) is a best kept secret. The Lunch Bunch came in great numbers this week with a surprise visit from its newest member Wolf Brownstein; and whether it was common of Korean culture or it was the service you can always expect from the House of Tokyo (or both), Chef Sooku or “Jack” Ho and his wife, Heesun, made sure that no one left their restaurant hungry. The Gyoza appetizer was to die for—hot and flavorful with the perfect sauce. There were many lunch specials

to chose from like the Lunch Box special ($7.75), sushi platters A-C ($7-8) or medleys meat or fish with stir-fried veggies and fried rice. We tried the beef, shrimp and chicken combination ($8.75), which was three times the satisfaction. Buck had the Dinner Box, similar to the Lunch Box with a choice of chicken or shrimp with stir-fried veggies and either steamed or fried rice, a choice of salad or miso soup, a choice of gyoza or egg roll, but it also comes with sesame

balls and a choice of a sushi roll; you just can’t beat that at $13! Seven sushi rolls were brought to the table to be featured out of the many creative sushi rolls to chose from. The first specialty roll was named the Dragon Fire because of its spiciness: spicy tuna, masago, topped with eel, avocado, masago, eel sauce and a spicy Far left: Gyoza appetizer Left: Seaweed salad

mayo. The sushi roll alone was filling and well worth $11.50. The second specialty roll, named Meagan, was exceptional in that it had scallop: chopped scallop, masago, mayo, avocado topped with tuna, salmon and spicy sauce. Last but not least, the Volcano: served on aluminum because it’s warmed up. This crab cucumber roll is topped with shrimp, masago, Japanese mayo and baked eel sauce. 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.

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Forgive me, for I have Zinned I don’t know if you realize this, but there are many wine “slogans” that show up over time in the business. The first time I saw this one about Zinfandels I was sort of surprised. But I liked it! Even went so far as to buy wine napkins with my new, witty find on them. (And, as many of us know, I have a significant collection of wine napkins.) Anyhow, Zinfandel is our wine for this week, with and without napkins and with and without slogans. Zinfandel is a red wine grape variety planted in about 10 percent of California’s vineyards. But, going back a bit, Zinfandel has an interesting history. Archaeological evidence shows that “vitis vinifera” grape vines were cultivated in the Caucasus region in 6,000 BC. From there, growth of the vine spread to the Mediterranean and nearby areas, including Croatia. Croatia once had several indigenous vine (and therefore grape) varieties that were related to Zinfandel. In the 19th century, this original Zin (not to be confused with original sin) was the basis of the Croatian wine business. When phylloxera spread through Europe and Near East vineyards, most of what were the Zin vines died, leaving about nine vines of “Crljenak Kastelanski,” the local name for Zinfandel. In Italy, the first documented use of the name “Primitivo” appeared in

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the 1870’s. (This name is from the Latin words that refer to this vine’s early, or first, ripening.) Twenty or thirty years ago, wine history suggested that Primitivo vines went to Italy from California, which made it an American indigenous vine. But, the Croatian history negates that so now we know that Primitivo vines probably became California’s Zinfandel. In California, the first Zinfandel wine was made by Joseph W. Osborne at his Oak Knoll vineyard in Napa in 1857. This was an award winning wine and plantings of Zinfandel boomed after that. By the end of the 19th century, it was the most planted variety in California. Some of these Zin vines are now treasured for the production of premium “old vine” wines. Unfortunately, many of these vines were destroyed during Prohibition (19201933). But, many were maintained even during this period because home wine production was allowed, and, even more importantly, fortified wines

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for religious services were made from Zinfandel grapes. After Prohibition, there was a shortage of quality wine grapes in California, and the rest of the country, and Zinfandel sort of became an undistinguished blending grape because so much of it was blended into fortified wines. By the middle of the 20th century, Zinfandel was basically forgotten. In 1972, a British wine writer wrote, “there is a fascinating Californian grape, the zinfandel, said to have come from Hungary, but apparently a grape now forgotten there.” In 1974 and 1981, American wine writers described Zinfandel as “a California original, grown nowhere else,” “California’s own red grape.” (See why some of us thought what we did, way back then?) In 1972, Bob Trinchero, of the Sutter Home Winery, decided to do something different with some of his Zinfandel juice. He drained some from the barrels to make a dry, not completely red colored wine. He wanted to label it “Oeil de Perdrix,” but the BATF, ever diligent, insisted that the label on the bottle use the English translation for this French. And, voila, White Zinfandel was named and Trinchero sold 220 cases. In 1975, Trinchero’s fermentation stalled, leaving residual sugar behind in his White Zinfandel, and, oui oui, our own American White Zin phenomenon was started. Today, Zinfandel is used to make all sorts of wines from “jug” to fortified to exceptional premium red wines. Zinfandel grapes from various part of California have developed certain identifiable flavor profiles. Amador County has a reputation for big, full bodied Zins, extra ripe wines that are called jammy, briary and brambly, with aromas of sweet berries. Santa Cruz Mountain AVA Zins are known for their depth and complexity. San Luis Obispo, and especially Paso Robles, Zins are soft and round because of the hot days and cool maritime evenings. Napa Valley AVA Zins are plummy and intense with red berry flavors and cedar and vanilla. Mendocino County Zins are considered high quality although not as well known. Lodi Zins are from some of the very oldest vines in California, juicy and approachable young. And, finally, Sonoma County Zins are juicy with bright fruit flavors, balanced acidity

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and notes of blackberry, anise and pepper. Today, we are going to a Sonoma County Zin. Rosemblum Cellars opened in 1978, in Alameda County. Kent Rasmussen, a.k.a. “the King of Zin” directed their wine program. At the time, when most of the established wineries in California were focused on their estate grown wines, Kent decided to explore and exploit, in a good sense, some of the unrecognized and underappreciated grape growing areas. He got to know growers with years of experience, old vines in their vineyards, and a passion for wine to match his own. He chose to showcase the differences between mountain fruit and valley fruit, the difference in soil types and their effect on the grapes and wines. Taking grapes back to Alameda and making the wines, Kent labeled each wine with the grower’s or vineyard’s name. Through all of this, Rosenblum became one of the most recognized and loaded Zin producers in California. For us, this week, the Rosenblum 2008 Sonoma County Zin is it! The majority of grapes for this wine come from northern Sonoma County, near Cloverdale in the Russian River AVA. This area gets intense heat during the day and cool ocean breezes at night and early mornings. The weather for 2008 was warm in March. This encouraged an early bud-break but, then, a late frost destroyed many of the young buds and thinned the crop. With fewer grapes on the vines, flavors were intensified. More moderate weather in July and August let the fewer number of grapes ripen well with juicy and intense flavors. Despite the difficulties of the vintage, the grapes and their wines were better than normal. This 2008 Sonoma County Zin is intensely fruity (bright raspberry and brambly fruit) with vanilla and toasty oak aromas. The palate is smooth and generous with red stone fruits like Bing cherries and black plums. Solid tannins are on the finish. Of course, for all of this, we have to expect to pay what it’s worth. Well, it’s worth about $20. But, we are spoiled. So we don’t have to pay what it’s worth. We get to pay $9.97. And, yes, that means we get two bottles for the price of one. And, that means we can enjoy more of this great drinking Zin! Oui, oui. We may have Zinned but we are happy. Enjoy!

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dining guide

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.



7771; 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.

BOONDOCKS RESTAURANT: 760 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island; 8380821; D.

Papaya Thai and Sushi Bar is located at 1001 Boundary Street, Suite D, Beaufort, SC, 29902. For a wonderful atmosphere in Thai cuisine, be sure to visit Papaya. The restaurant is open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 4:30-9:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday 12-3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. For more information cal (843) 379-9099.

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.

Q ON BAY: 822 Bay St., Beaufort; 524-

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THEME: Super Bowl ACROSS 1. No longer required to lick this 6. *Kick catcher 9. Manufactured 13. BBQ spot 14. Argonaut’s propeller 15. Inside of a jacket 16. Lusitania’s destroyer 17. *___ Bowl, 1 week before Super Bowl 18. _____ peace 19. Type of sale 21. *Last year’s winner 23. International trade organization 24. Screen material 25. Legal group 28. Process of seeping 30. Pass away 35. A graduate 37. Of sound mind 39. Specialty 40. *Can be used to describe a safety 41. Item in diary 43. To finish with a ceiling 44. Twig of willow tree 46. It includes upward and downward dogs 47. It replaced the ECU 48. Food of the gods? 50. “Where the Wild Things Are” rollick 52. Teacher’s favorite 53. *A field goal wide right, e.g. 55. Immeasurable period 57. *She infamously had a wardrobe malfunction 61. *This year’s host 65. Repent 66. *Defensive ___ 68. Quechuan people 69. Inanimate thing that talks? 70. Electric swimmer 71. Not fashion-minded 72. Volcano action 73. Wade’s opponent 74. Austin Powers creator

DOWN 1. Basketball star Tim Duncan, e.g. 2. Inhibition resulting from social custom 3. A-bomb particle 4. *Most frequent Super Bowl host 5. Sometimes mashed 6. Antonym of “yup” 7. ENT’s first concern? 8. Figure of speech 9. Not to be worn, according to PETA 10. ____ Hathaway 11. It can be white-tailed or black-tailed 12. He/she “____ on the safe side” 15. Bushy tree growth 20. *Tony Siragusa’s nickname 22. Egyptian cobra 24. Trusted advisors 25. *Last year’s MVP 26. Nonchalantly unconcerned 27. Derived from gold 29. Like a clown 31. *Hall-of-Famer and Super Bowl XXIII MVP 32. Frost over 33. Frodo Baggins’ homeland 34. Feudal lord’s property 36. *Team captains do it on the 50 yard line 38. Consequently 42. Mandarin’s headquarters 45. The infamous JonBenet ______ case 49. Site of 2016 Olympics 51. Preacher’s platform 54. Show contempt 56. Nincompoop 57. Peach and strawberry preserves, e.g. 58. Summit location 59. Traffic controller 60. “I ____ it!” 61. Not in use 62. Heart pain 63. Hair removal product 64. #22 Down, pl. 67. What’s old is new again, prefix

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our Best Friends would wait for a private moment to engage in mounting behaviors, we’d be far less concerned. But as dogs are dogs they are far more likely to take advantage of a visit from your mother-in-law to display their leg-hugging prowess. Humping — what’s the deal? Mounting (or humping) is frequently described as a “dominant” behavior. I have watched a resurgence of the so-called dominance theory of dog behavior, which posits that everything single thing dogs do is driven by their compulsion for World Domination over people, situations and other animals. Like most behaviors that are erroneously ascribed to dominance, such a label grossly oversimplifies the behavior. What about dogs who “air hump?” Are they trying to dominate the air? Does that even make sense? Also, without knowing the context of a behavior, it is impossible to ascribe a motivation. But, here are a few possible explanations: Anxiety/Arousal is probably the main reason dogs engage in mounting behavior, especially if the dog is mounting objects or people. Mounting is a form of displacement behavior — the dog is beyond the threshold at which he can make appropriate social decisions and is experiencing heightened excitement levels. Sometimes dogs mount an object — a

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new toy, for instance — as displacement behavior if playing with that toy engenders so much fun. (“I am SO excited I just have to hump this bear!!”) Or, a dog will mount a visitor because they are unsure of how to interact with them. (“You’re a fun lady! I’m going to barnacle to your leg because I can’t talk!”) Mounting can be considered just another outlet. But there is also the attention-seeking component to humping the visitor. It may be an outlet for the dog’s excitement but it also draws immediate attention to the dog. (“Norman! Get off Grandma!!”) Remember, in dog-speak any attention is good attention. Finally, mounting can be an anxiety response to punishment. For example, a dog may be experiencing anxiety following a scolding it received for rooting around in the kitchen garbage an hour ago. The owner’s anger is meaningless as the trash picking is forgotten ancient history to the dog. However, the scolding becomes a

source of anxiety that may need an outlet — a displacement behavior in the form of mounting. Play: In a dog’s world, play involves more than“fun” in that it represents an important social lubricant. Dogs that play together are able to cooperate and get along in other life situations. Many behaviors displayed during play occur in other contexts as well. For example, much canine play involves the predatory sequence of staring, stalking, and chasing. Role reversals are a normal part of play, helping to establish trust between dog buddies. It is not unusual to see a dog that is normally subordinate mounting a dog that never defers. This behavior does not mean that the normally submissive dog is challenging the other for dominance; rather, it is indicative of a healthy relationship between the two pals. Dominance: Owners may think that

PET OF THE WEEK Misty is an adult Persian that was surrendered to the shelter by her owners. She a sweet loving girl that is currently at Petsmart. Please give her a chance at a happy home. Citizens who visit the Beaufort County Animal Shelter and Control to turn in an animal or look for a lost pet may do so anytime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Those who wish to adopt an animal must do so between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The shelter is closed on Sunday. The facility is located at 23 Shelter Church Road off US 21, north of the Marine Corps Air Station. For more information, call (843) 255-5010.


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their dog is “dominant” because it mounts other dogs, visitors, or objects. Sometimes a dog will mount another dog to establish or remind the other dog of its status. This is not necessarily a problem if the other dog defers and allows the mounting as normal social behavior, or as part of a play routine. Pooh, my canine concierge, is an incredibly good sport in the humping game in that he acquiesces to everyone, male or female, knowing that within moments he can flip the activity into a game of tag, which, as the fastest dog I’ve ever seen, he will win. Dominance is a relationship between two individuals; in contrast, by definition, mounting inanimate objects (pillows, blankets, stuffed animals) never reflects a dog’s need to strive for dominance. Self-Soothing Behavior: In this context, the dog may mount an object (toy, dog bed, blanket) before settling to sleep. This may not occur every time the dog rests, but this is behavior similar to thumb sucking. Mounting can be a sign of behavioral problems or of impaired welfare — a certain situation may be too stressful or exciting. Behavior modification to diminish mounting in stressful and exciting situations may help curb the activity — decreasing frequency and duration. Next time: mounting the campaign.

what to do Conservationist to speak on Fripp Island

On Thursday, January 26, at 7 p.m. in the Fripp Community Centre, SC Audubon VP and Executive Director Norman Brunswig will explain how South Carolina Audubon plans to stay in the forefront of safeguarding natural resources for the future. Admission is free; off-islanders get a pass at the gate. Meet ‘n’ greet at 6 p.m. Contact Pete Richards, 843-441-2153 or and visit www.

Therapeutic Solutions welcomes Dr. Morter

Therapeutic Solutions: A Creating Wellness Center is honored to sponsor “Manifesting the Vision for your Life,” a full day of personal transformation with Dr. Sue Morter, internationally recognized authority on bridging science, spirit and human possibility ( Using the power of quantum mechanics, meditation and BioEnergetics, learn to remove subconscious interferences in your personal energy fields to move the flow of your life toward manifesting your most profound goals and visions. The event will be at Quality Inn Town Center from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Please call 524-2554 for more info or to purchase tickets.

Plaza Stadium Theater Fri. 1/27 - Thurs. 2/2 Joyful Noise “PG13” 2:05-4:30-7:05-9:10 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close “PG13” 2:05-4:30-7:00-9:15 Underworld Awakening “R” 2:00-4:00-7:00-9:00 Red Tails “PG13” 2:00-4:30-7:00-9:15 One For The Money “PG13” 2:00-4:00-7:00-9:00 (1973) after Marius Petipa and starring David Hallberg and Svetlana Zakharova, this event is 2 hours and 51 minutes, including one intermission, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 29. The event will be held at USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St. Tickets are adults $16, students $8. Contact the box office at 843-521-4145, email bhargrov@uscb. edu or visit

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Southern Gospel music at Riverview Baptist

The Congress for New Urbanism Carolinas Chapter will have a nationally renowned speaker at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 26, at the TCL auditorium. Sponsored by the city of Beaufort, South Carolina Coastal Conservation League and Brown Design Studio.

Southern Gospel Sing at Riverview Baptist Church will perform good old toe-tapping and hand-clapping music at 2209 Boundary Street on Sunday, January 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. no charge. If you play or sing, come share the Lord. Contact Rhoda Paxton at 227-1777 or Fran Sobieski at 522-8017.

Sleeping Beauty Ballet in Cinema at USCB

Classes at ARTworks will be held for kids

From the Bolshoi Ballet in Russia, choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich

Two Thursday classes taking place from January 26 to March 8 will be held at

ARTworks. Scholarships and family discounts available, as are classes on Tuesday and Wednesdays.
 • Theatrical Movement with Heather Denardo, for ages 6-9. One of the most vital and least explored skills in basic theater is movement! In this class, we will explore various types of movement from inanimate objects to aliens and everything in between. Starting, literally, from the ground up, students will gain a sense of self-awareness and body control that will help them create believable and realistic performances for our showcase. • Adventure Stories by Lowcountry Kids with Lisa Rentz, for ages 9 -16. Write about panda tribes or camping on the beach — whatever the imagination conjures, by experiencing the creative writing process. Young writers will work in their own notebooks, and together on a group story as well.
 For more information, contact 843-379-2787 or visit 2127 Boundary Street, Beaufort SC 29902, or online at

Writing workshop teaches about memoirs

It’s a shiny, fresh new year and the perfect time to set your writing sights on the horizon and beyond, to capture slices of your life on the page. Join fellow writers for an Afternoon of Memoir on Sunday, January 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. We’ll use author Natalie Goldberg’s (“Writing Down the Bones”) method of timed writing practice to springboard creating chunks of memoir that you can then weave into a story based on memories for yourself, friends and/ or family members. Bring a favorite notebook or journal, several freeflowing pens and a desire to spend a couple of hours in your creative, nurturing right brain in my sunlightfilled home at 72 Bostick Circle in Battery Point. The cost is $35 per person. For more info, contact Katherine Tandy Brown at (843) 379-5886 or ktandybrown@gmail. com.

Upcoming classes offered at ArtLofts

Here are upcoming art classes offered at ArtLofts, located at 208-B Carteret St,: • Draw What You See — Continue Your Journey with Pam Hagan for tour Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon or 5:30-8 p.m. (you choose AM or PM class). Cost is $125 and class begins Jan 31, Feb. 7, 14 (a.m. only), Feb. 21 & 28 (p.m. only). Contact 843 252-8346 or email for more information. • 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.

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.

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 for more details.

Catholic Social Teaching to meet

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