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Valentine Ball 2012 coming up As social affairs go, Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation’s winter fundraiser promises to be a ball. Some 50 elegant dinner parties have been planned all over town in some of the area’s finest homes. And that’s just the warm-up for the main event — a black tie gala with live music, dancing and decadent desserts. The much talked about Valentine Ball takes place Feb. 11 at Parris Island’s historic Lyceum Hall. As many as 800 people are expected to attend the soiree — the biggest annual fundraiser for the foundation. Proceeds from this year’s event will help pay for the expansion of the hospital’s emergency department.

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Jack Sparacino describes fascinating biographies to read. see page 9

Nearly 1,400 people showed up to brave the chilly waters for the fourth annual Hunting Island State Park Pelican Plunge sponsored by Friends of Hunting Island on Sunday, Jan. 1, according to Denise Parsick, chairperson of the event. She said about 400 people went into the water while the rest stayed on the beach to cheer them on. Photos by Bob Sofaly.


Coming home: Meet Kyle and Renee Faucher. see page 10

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Master Gardeners improve Hunting Island center. see page 15 INDEX

Co-chairs Chad and Tei Tober and Valerie and Marc Fisher are preparing an extravagant evening aboard the Orient Express for this year’s Valentine Ball.


Meet Arushka: the sweet, world-traveled dog that’s new to town and responds to Polish, Albanian, a little Spanish and Urdu. Arushka, or “little bear cub” in Albanian, was a young puppy when she was found in a snow bank near an “instant cemetery” in Kosovo in 2001. Her mother was killed, as there was a war going on in the country at the time. DOG continued on page 2

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Redevelopment a key theme in 2012 Boulevards lined with flowering trees and shrubs; utility lines buried underground; and bustling shops filled with people who walk, bike or park in convenient locations are goals for 2012 and beyond in historic Beaufort. A re-energized and reconstituted Beaufort Redevelopment Commission and Beaufort City Council began reshaping the city in 2011 as it celebrated its 300th birthday. On the eve of Beaufort’s fourth century since its founding Jan. 17, 1711, Beaufort is poised for improvements that will benefit residents and visitors as well as boost the local economy, city leaders said. “Looking back, 2011 was huge for Beaufort, and it helps set the stage for what’s coming in 2012 and beyond,” Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling said. “We put a lot of time, faith and effort into making sure that all of our planning doesn’t just sit on a shelf but gets translated into reality. We are seeing that happen, and 2012 promises to be even busier.” Beaufort is in the “re-investment phase” of its long-term strategy, Beaufort City Manager Scott Dadson said.“From 2009 through 2011, we protected our cash position, we improved our service levels while lowering our overall cost structure, and we began to tie our financials to our planning, to our operations and to our maintenance. “Now we are starting to see the fruits of that labor. We are also coming back up in terms of building permits in Beaufort, and that is largely infill in the city. In 2011 we had the most building permits since 2007,” Dadson said. To set the stage for translating planning into reality, the Beaufort City Council authorized the Beaufort Redevelopment Commission to establish a support office to work side by side with the city’s Planning Department. This new team, called

the Office of Civic Investment, has been working through the first year of a two-year effort to prepare a citywide Civic Master Plan on a block-byblock, neighborhood by neighborhood approach. Successes include: • A $12.6 million federal DOT grant awarded in December; • Retrofitting several downtown structures to new uses, including the former City Hall. Between Wren, Breakwater, City Loft and the old city hall, the city has seen more than $5 million in capital investment on the corner of Carteret and Port Republic streets; • Seeing a new McDonald’s restaurant under construction on Boundary Street that reflects the Boundary Street formbased code; • Renewed interest in housing infill in Beaufort and the help of the Lowcountry Housing Trust for financing options; • Collaboration with Beaufort County and the private sector on the long-awaited linear park, known as the Rail to Trail. Leading the way is the $12.6 million TIGER III federal Transportation Department grant, the 16th largest such grant award in the nation. The funding targets the Boundary Street Redevelopment Corridor, the primary entrance to historic Beaufort. That money, coupled with matching funds from Beaufort County’s one-cent voter-approved road tax, will help create unified and connected neighborhoods designed for people and not just for cars. A financial impact analysis indicates the local economy will see $5 in benefits for every $1 invested in the Boundary Street Redevelopment District. “The Boundary Street Redevelopment District is the transformational project that will help re-shape the entrance to Beaufort for decades and create great opportunities for business and

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Bill Ballard was working as a Foreign Service Officer for the State Department in Kosovo when he was handed the tiny pup. Bill explained that in war territories, when the electricity goes out and food becomes sparse, pets are turned loose to the streets. About 50,000 dogs, he said, ran wild in the city where he was working. Raising a puppy in turbulent territory is no ordinary feat. Bill imported dog food from Germany and actually had a doctor who was looking for surgery practice spay Arushka while in Kosovo. For most families working in American embassies and consulates, having a pet is out of the question because of the hassle of travel, but that didn’t stop Bill. Arushka came with him to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Lahore, Pakistan, and Bogotá, Columbia, throughout his career. Kids of the

residents,” said Jon Verity, chairman of the Beaufort Redevelopment Commission. The project includes converting the former Port Royal railroad into a multiuse trail; making Beaufort’s streets more accessible to pedestrians, wheelchairs, baby strollers and bikes; adding shared-lane markers on roads for bikes and cars; and creating new links and connections so people can reach different destinations without cars. In the core commercial district, Lowcountry Produce is set to open a fresh market grocery in early 2012 in the former City Hall building at Carteret and Port Republic streets. Similarly, the former Lipsitz shoe store on Bay Street will be retrofitted to house Barefoot Bubba’s inventory. Additionally, the Lipsitz Department Store and former Bay Street Trading Company locations have new owners who will soon make improvements. Nearby, in the Northwest Quadrant residential area downtown, two-plus previously derelict acres are being built with new homes and “live-work units” developed by Steven Tully and John Trask III. Beaufort city leaders already have in place plans for $1.3 million in streetscape improvements in the area of Bladen, Prince, Duke and Adventure streets. The improvements are being paid for through two federal Community Development Block Grants. Verity, chairman of the Beaufort Redevelopment Commission, hailed the MidTown Square project as an example of public-private partnerships that are the goal of the Redevelopment Commission. “This type of infill is what we are seeking as we move Beaufort into its fourth century — encouraging the filling in of open and vacant spaces in the city to create new homes and new jobs,” Verity said.

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consulate families got a special kick out of playing with Arushka, the that became their Little League team mascot. After Kosovo, Bill was relocated to Jeddah, but to bring Arushka to the Saudi Arabia he’d have to prove that she was purebred and either a guard dog, hunting dog or Seeing Eye dog. Bill listed Arushka as a Miniature German Shepherd, a “new breed,” and a guard dog. “I don’t know whether it

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was my diplomatic passport or the cash inside the passport but he only made a cursory examination and signed off on her,” Bill said. Bill and Arushka lived in a ninebedroom house all to themselves. She was not welcomed in the presence of the Saudis because dogs are unclean by Islamic standards and only allowed to work (not to touch); so Arushka stayed at home in her garden among the date trees with her own gardener. In Pakistan, Arushka picked up Urdu from her private house keeper, which is the same way she picked up a little Spanish in Bogotá. But the multilingual dog doesn’t like responding to English, so Bill usually speaks to her in Polish or Albanian. After 10 years of world travel, Arushka is happier than ever that she and Bill are officially retired in beautiful Beaufort where they spend all their time together. She especially likes her water bowl at Common Ground and taking walks with her best friend Bill by the waterfront.

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County treasurer to be LIBPA guest speaker Mr. Doug Henderson, Beaufort County Treasurer, will be the guest speaker at the January 10 meeting of the Lady’s Island Business and Professional Association. He was elected to the office of treasurer in November 2010 and assumed the position July 1, 2011. The delay in assuming the office was due to South Carolina law which requires county treasurers to assume office at the beginning of a fiscal year versus the January 1 for most other elected positions. Before assuming his present position, Mr. Henderson had 35 years of experience as a banker and also worked for the county assessor for seven years. He holds certificates from the South Carolina Banker’s School at the University of South Carolina, the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University, East Carolina University, and other institutions. He has held positions with the Home Builder’s Association, United Way and other civic and service groups. He is a former Chairman of the Aiken Chamber of Commerce and a graduate of Leadership Beaufort. Originally from Spartanburg, Mr. Henderson is the sixth of 10 children and has been married for nearly 50 years.

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Mr. Henderson has been requested to include in his discussion with the LIBPA members the following subjects: • Evaluation of the strong and weak points of the today’s Beaufort County

Treasurer’s Office. • Impact on tax revenue of the economic downturn. • Have the “bugs” been worked out of the Manatron computer system which has been blamed for many of the past tax problems? • Does the annual property tax sale accomplish its purpose in an efficient manner? • Opinion of referendum to make County Treasurer an appointed versus elected office. • Long term objectives for the office. The meeting is open to the public and will be held on Tuesday, January 10, at 8 a.m. in the Beaufort County Realtors Association Headquarters on 22 Kemmerlin Lane located in the Palmetto Business Park (behind BB&T Bank) on Lady’s Island Drive.

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The New Year’s Eve Rockin’ Lock-in was a huge success for the Wardle Family YMCA. Dozens of children enjoyed fun and games throughout the night and even rang in 2012 watching the televisions on the treadmills in the fitness room. This event was made possible through generous donations from our community sponsors. A delicious assortment of food was graciously donated by Papa Jones, Carolina Wings, Taco Bell, Coca-Cola and Crave Cupcakes. “We expect next year to be an even bigger success!” says Kaylin Caron, Childcare Director at the YMCA. “I want to personally express my gratitude to all donors!”

An overlooked section of Lady’s Island

Having read the column by Peggy Allard about Crystal Lake in the December 8-15 issue of “The Island News,” one feels some points should be made about an overlooked section of Lady’s Island. Crystal Lake is beside Lady’s Island Drive which opened in 1980 and became the eastern boundary of that overlooked section. Our northern boundary is U.S. 21, or Sea Island Parkway. Our western boundary is the Beaufort River and Meridan Road. Our southern point and smallest section is near the McTeer Bridge where Lady’s

Island Drive meets Meridan Road. It was along a portion of Meridan Road, about an half mile west of the lake, where a school child was injured and the question of sidewalks was once more raised. That request apparently has been long forgotten but the county was able to donate $3.2 million to convert Crystal Lake into a play thing. Youmans Drive has one end at Meridan Road and the other end at Sea Island Parkway. When Beaufort High School was built on the north side of the drive, some of us thought for sure sidewalks would be built along that road. Eleven years have passed and no sidewalks along Youmans Drive During that 11 years, school buses have used that section of Youmans Drive from Sea Island Parkway to Beaufort High’s bus entrance. The section of road was not designed for that traffic and is badly deteriorated. But apparently it is better to make a toy of Crystal Lake. There were a few of us thinking that when the newer McTeer Bridge was completed that at last a light would be placed near the Meridan Road and Lady’s Island Drive intersection. Another foolish idea. The saddest parts about using our tax payer money on making Crystal Lake an adult toy is it could have been used to improve our section of Lady’s Island and our children would not continue having to walk along unsafe roads. Robert Joseph Williams Lady’s Island


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continued from page 1 “People recognize the importance of having a good community hospital,” said ball co-chair Tei Tober. “And there aren’t a lot of formal events in Beaufort. It’s fun to get dressed up at least once a year.” Guests who make their reservations by Jan. 16 receive an invitation to one of the private dinner parties hosted by area residents. “Everybody brings out their finest china and goblets,” said Becky Trask, who helped organize the first Valentine Ball in 1990 and has hosted countless parties over the years. “You try to make it really special with good food, an elegant place setting and beautiful decorations.” Ball organizers spend a full day putting together the guest list for each dinner. Using a spread sheet, they carefully select six to 12 couples per party, creating different and diverse groups each year. “The private dinner parties are what make the event so unique,” said co-chair Valerie Fisher, who has been involved with the ball since 2005. “It’s a great way to meet new people.” About 9 p.m., the dinner parties break up and attendees head over to the gala where they are treated to a grand selection of desserts served on tiered serving pieces. This year, the ball will feature

“The private dinner parties are what make the event so unique. It’s a great way to meet new people.” Valerie Fisher, co-chair of the 2012 Valentine Ball A-town A-list, an Atlanta-based band specializing in a wide variety of dance music from disco to Motown to jazz and shag. Members of the talented group have shared the stage with some of the industry’s biggest names, including Bruce Springsteen, The Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Wonder, The Black Eyed Peas and Jennifer Lopez. The festivities also will include a silent auction and a late-night serving of ham biscuits and coffee. Because the dinner party hosts foot the bill for the food served in their homes, more of the proceeds are left to be donated to the hospital. Last year, the ball raised $231,000. Over the last 22 years, more than $3.5 million has been contributed to the hospital to upgrade technology and expand and improve facilities and services. “It’s a huge community affair,” Tober said. “It couldn’t happen without the help and support of Beaufort residents.” Tickets to the Valentine Ball start at $150 per person. Reservations can be made online at or by calling (843) 522-5774.

H. Kevin Jones, MD joins Beaufort Physician Partners Practice becomes Beaufort Memorial Lowcountry Bone & Joint Beaufort Memorial is pleased to announce the addition of Lowcountry Bone & Joint, the private practice of H. Kevin Jones, MD, to the hospital’s growing network of physician practices. Dr. Jones and his staff are now employed by Beaufort Memorial Hospital, and the practice will be managed by Beaufort Physician Partners, a division of the hospital. The office will remain at its current location, 1251 Ribaut Rd., Beaufort, and the office number remains the same 524-3015. Dr. Jones also will continue seeing patients at Bluffton Medical Services, 11 Arley Way, Ste. 102. “We are thrilled that Kevin Jones and his colleagues have joined our growing network of physicians,” said BMH President & CEO Rick Toomey. “Their practice philosophy and focus on quality care perfectly matches ours and those of our physician partners, and we look forward to working together to excel in providing for the orthopedic needs of area residents.” Dr. Jones, a native of Hilton Head

Island, received his undergraduate degree from C l e m s o n University, and his medical degree from the Medical Dr. H. Kevin University of Jones, MD South Carolina in Charleston. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Florida in 1989, and joined the medical staff of Beaufort Memorial Hospital later that year. He specializes in hip and knee replacement and arthroscopic surgery, with a special interest in minimally invasive techniques. In his quest for less invasive techniques, Dr. Jones is one of only a few physicians in South Carolina trained to perform the Oxford UniCompartmental Knee procedure. Dr. Jones is joined in his practice by his wife Becky, who is an Adult Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified, and Evan C. Reese, Jr., MD, an orthopedic surgeon.

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Believe it or not, there are people on track to reach their financial goals, but the only way they know they’re on track is that they took the time for figure it out. Knowing where to start remains the first major obstacle for most people when it come to financial planning. If you never start the process you have two problems: 1. You have no idea where you are: what I call your current reality 2. You have no defined goals It’s rather hard to arrive at a destination with a trip plan that lacks a beginning and an end. Of course the other issue with having no plan is the low-grade headache it creates because you do have a sense of where you are and where you want to go, but no idea if you’re on track. We all know the feeling of lying in bed wondering if we’re going to make it. Getting started is really just as simple as taking the time and getting the help to: • Clearly define your current reality, where are you today • Put some framework around where you want to go The task of assessing future financial needs can be daunting. Often we have perceptions that, under scrutiny, don’t

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Duke awards AccessHealth Lowcountry Network A coalition of 16 Lowcountry healthcare providers has received a halfmillion dollar grant from the Duke Endowment to create a medical system designed to coordinate services for lowincome uninsured residents in Beaufort and Jasper counties. AccessHealth Lowcountry Network will serve as a clearinghouse for patients who have no regular medical provider and often bounce from one facility

to another, losing continuity of care. Under the new system, patients would be referred to a “medical home” where they would have access to a primary care team able to provide preventative screenings, treatment of chronic disease and management of their medications. Those requiring specialized care or other social services, including vocational rehabilitation, pregnancy counseling or help with alcohol or drug abuse, would be

referred to participating partners. “This is not a bricks and mortar project,” said Cindy Coburn-Smith of Beaufort Memorial Hospital, the administrative leader of the project. “We’re creating a system that will allow us to communicate with each other so we’re not duplicating services.” Some 33,000 low-income residents in Beaufort County and 6,000 residents in Jasper County are uninsured.

Last month, Duke awarded $500,000 to AccessHealth Lowcountry Network through BMH to be dispersed over two years. The funding will be used to hire staff and purchase software that will allow participating healthcare partners access to patients’ medical records. BMH is expected to have the system operational by the summer. In time, administrators hope to add more providers to the network.

I am my sister’s keeper By Takiya Smith

This past week, let alone this past year, has taught me a very valuable lesson regarding my love towards others. This past holiday season brought closure to particular relationships but opened pathways to newfound ones that I am certain will immensely impact my life forever. The foundation of these relationships, whether negative or positive, are all based upon trust and it is with great conviction that I continue to move forward and learn to trust. As women, when we think about our relationships in regard to marriage, friendship and even courtship, the bottom line is that if there is no trust, we have

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nothing. How can one be a friend and even receive a friend if there is no foundation of trust? Personally, I am not saying that we should skip along in life, trusting every Jane, Judy and Jaonne that comes along, but we have to begin to open our eyes and our hearts to know when people, as well as ourselves, can be trusted. Our first and foremost relationship of trust comes from within. My morning routine often starts out with time spent in

the mirror doing my hair and make up. It is always during these intimate and quiet moments of preparation that I am given Godly inspiration and direction regarding my writing these articles. Ironically enough, the person that He is speaking about is the one standing, staring right at me from the mirror. Through this gentle and guiding process of wisdom shared, I have learned to listen to His cues regarding the areas of my life that are flawed and need to be smoothed out. Writing has become such an unknown passion to me and through this venue, hopefully, I am able to touch the hearts of the women of Beaufort County, and one day the world. In the mirror, I have learned that beauty

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Many things to know before owning a horse By Anne Kennedy

Welcome to the world of horses! Before you enter this equine universe, there are many questions to be considered, studied and answered. What are your goals? What is your riding level? Will you need to learn about horse keeping? Do you have the time and resources to care for a horse? My goal in this first series of articles is to introduce you to horse ownership. Whether considering a horse for yourself or for a child, good decisions at the start of your journey will make the trip so much more enjoyable. There is something so very magical about horses. From fantasy winged Pegasus to Secretariat or the beloved backyard friend, horses have long been known for forming special relationships with humans. So what is your dream? Do you want a horse to ride miles of trails to enjoy the great outdoors, one to take on camping trips with friends? Do you want to ride dressage, the beautiful classical moves that partner the equine and rider in union of dance. Are timed events your thing? Would you like to race around barrels at top speed? How about jumping high over fences then galloping to the next obstacle. Do you see yourself as an English rider in breaches or do cowboy chaps and cowgirl jeans fit your life style? Close your eyes and picture yourself on your horse. Would you be performing in front of an audience with you trick horse making young and older eyes twinkle with amazement? Where are you and what are you doing? With approximately 267 different breeds of horses and ponies, you will have another choice to ponder. So many of these breeds are rare and without the sacrifice and hard work of many people, they would vanish. The Rocky Mountain Horse, a gaited breed, is one of these rare breeds that we specialize in at our farm. There are horses that are called warmer or colder breeds, the draft breeds, ponies and the miniature horses. Mules before the tractor was invented, were indispensable to the farmer. The

Anne Kennedy owns Camelot Farms Equestrian Center and The Gift Horse Shop on Saint Helena Island. Please let us know if you have training questions, problems with your horses or have an event that you would like to announce.

mule is the offspring of a Jack, or donkey and a female horse, a mare. Each breed of horse offers it’s own unique way of moving and suitability for the task , or discipline. You can understand now that it is a good idea to know exactly how you would like to enjoy your horse before you obtain one. Would you like the trotting breed with a two beat intermediate gait that you “post” on, or a gaited breed that has a four beat foot fall that is smooth and preferred by people that cannot take the bounce of a trotting horse because of age or back problems. That opens a new area of consideration for you. Horseback riding is a wonderful way to get fresh air and exercise and to meet new friends but also you must consider your physical abilities. Choosing the right horse can make all the difference in your enjoyment and safety. Some of the more common breeds that are found in our area are the Thoroughbred, Quarter horse, Arabian and Tennessee Walking Horse. Often you will find crosses of these breeds, where they have been breed together to produce an animal that hopefully will have the best of each parent’s talents. With all the breeds, for the beginner you need to consider the temperament of the breed and of the horse itself. Some breeds are known to be hotter, more reactive, and are more suited for experienced riders . To further complicate matters within the breed, just like humans, there are horses that are more nervous and those that are more laid back. A lot to ponder but if you are able to find that special partner, just like in marriage, the ride is a blast! I could have written this quote by Gunther Gebel-Williams myself: “Once you become involved with animals, they become a part of you.”


Athlete of the week

Ray Hampton is an 8th grader at Lady’s Island Middle School. Ray has led the Cougar football team to their first two victories of the year by helping to defeat Whale Branch and McCracken. Ray has not only led on the court but in the classroom. Congratulations to Ray on being the athlete of the week for Lady’s Island Middle School!

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school news

A focus on students, teachers and educational events in northern Beaufort County school briefs • Thursday, Jan. 5, home basketball game for Riverview’s Stingrays at Beaufort Middle School against Hilton Head Prep. Girls play at 6:15 p.m., boys 7:15 p.m. • Friday, Jan. 6, Beaufort Academy: The 2011 Thomas H. Horton Jr. Scholarship recipient, Michael Bible, will present on his trip to Leysin, Switzerland, 12:15 p.m. 2012 Riverview Board of Directors The following are the newly-elected members of Riverview Charter School’s Board of Directors for 2012: Sarah Block, Chris Canaday, Joseph Dunkle, Edward Foster, Michael Freeman, Stan Ganshow, Shelley Kolb, Christy Levitt, Courtney Smith and Evy Trask. BA Alumni Basketball Game Last week Beaufort Academy alumni played some basketball in an epic game. With nearly 120 fans in the stands, the alumni basketball players made it a close game with a final score of 61-67 in favor of the white team. The game was played in 10-minute quarters with a running clock and refereed by Framp Harper (’85) and B.A. coach Joe Matheny. New Student Enrollment for Riverview Charter School Applications for students in Kindergarten through eighth grade are now being

BA alumni team: Front row, from left: Kyle Cheung (’09), Chris Ernestine (’09), Walter Gay (’07), Bill Dalton (faculty), Evan Long (’06), Bennett Fultz (’11), Carl Harper (’87). Back: Chris Conefry (BA coach), Chris Huckabee (’11), Tom Savage (faculty), Andy Cheung (’06), Thor Rhodin (’04), Josh Wegmann (’07). accepted at Riverview Charter School. Applications will be accepted until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Applications received after Jan. 31 will be added to the wait list but those applicants will not be eligible to participate in any ensuing lotteries. You can find an application at the front office at Riverview, on the school’s website, at the Waddell Family YMCA in Port Royal, at the Boys & Girls Clubs in Beaufort and Bluffton, or at any branch of the Beaufort County Library System. There are three options for returning applications: 1) drop them off at Riverview’s front beginning Tuesday, Jan. 3, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,

Monday through Friday; 2) send via USPS mail to Riverview Charter School/ 302 Burroughs Avenue/ Beaufort, SC 29902 (must be received by 6 p.m. on Jan. 31); 3) fax to Riverview at 843-379-0133. In addition, tours of the school are available at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Wednesdays during the month of January, and an Open House will be held at Riverview on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m.

Once applications are received, Riverview will mail a postcard confirmation within three business days to the address on the application. If you do not receive a confirmation postcard by Monday, Jan. 30, please contact the front office at 843379-0123. Contact school Director Alison Thomas at 843-379-0123, ext. 228 with any questions.

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Beaufort Memorial is pleased to announce the addition of Coastal CareMD, the private practice of Clark Trask, MD, to the hospital’s growing network of physician practices. Dr. Trask and his staff have joined Beaufort Memorial Hospital, and the practice will be managed by Beaufort Physician Partners, a division of the hospital. The office will remain at its current location – 974 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. (Medical Weight Loss has moved to 1600 Burnside Street, Suite 106 in Town Center. The telephone number remains 379-1166.)

Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week from 11:30am to 9pm

A native of Beaufort, Dr. Trask received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and his M.D. from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He completed a residency in family medicine at Mountain Area Health Education Consortium in Asheville, NC. He is board certified in both family medicine and bariatric medicine.

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Lives to inspire: More fascinating biographies By Jack Sparacino

Recently, I wrote about 10 of my favorite biographies as a wonderful educational window on American history. The reaction from readers was encouraging, so I’d like to offer up 10 more of my favorites. This time, they’re tilted toward entertainers, and most of the titles below are autobiographies. Taken together, they offer a panoramic view of some of the most creative, heroic and influential people of the twentieth century. I hope that if you read any of them, you’ll be as inspired and enlightened as I was. 1. “Love, Lucy” by Lucille Ball. This charming book, discovered in manuscript form after her death, reads like a giant kiss blown from her grave. She was a talented, funny, smart and unstoppable force who worked like crazy from the bottom up for all her success, and had a fine movie career going before she attained international stardom on television. Her recollections offer a detailed look into her own motivation and the cast of characters, including but by no means limited to Desi Arnaz, who helped her work her way

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.

Jack Sparacino

toward a true Hollywood pinnacle.

Most of these titles are autobiographies and taken together they offer a panoramic view of some of the most creative, heroic and influential people of the 20th century. Also, all these books can be found at the Beaufort branch of the county library.

2. “Joe Dimaggio,” by Richard Ben Cramer. For anyone who has ever paid the faintest eyelash of attention to American sports, Joe Dimaggio stands out as one of the spectacular all-time greats. He fielded his position with skill, grace and speed and was a laser focused demolition derby in the batter’s box. He led his Yankee teams to winning nine league World Series titles in his 13 seasons (you can do the math on that one). All that greatness is an historical given. What may surprise if not unhinge Dimaggio fans is Cramer’s wire brush portrait of the man who lived off the field. If you are unprepared for Cramer’s view of a self-centered, petty, greedy

human being who made few true friends in life and alienated his family, this book will knock your ball cap off. That said, the chapters on Dimaggio’s Yankee career are simply thrilling and the photos (except the cover, just my opinion) are terrific. 3. “David Brinkley: A Memoir,” by David Brinkley. Mr. Brinkley was more than a newsman, he was an American news icon. Born in a small town (Wilmington, N.C.) with only a single 100-watt A.M. radio station, he grew up to be one of the handful of people we looked to for help in understanding what was going on in an increasingly complex and frightening world. The book spans some 75 years and is written in the warm, friendly

personal style that we learned to expect when he was on the air. 4. “Broken Music,” by Sting. This is a tough one to capture in a few words. Sting is a brilliant musician and he writes, if it’s possible, even more brilliantly. In fact, one might wonder why he didn’t pursue a career as a writer in the first place. Sting comes across as a first class act as a human being. You’ll learn about rock and roll, how a kid from a humble working class background found the strength to create his own destiny, and how for some, at least, the road to fame can be an uplifting and intensely edifying experience. 5. “Clapton: The Autobiography,” by Eric Clapton. Pretend for a moment that you love rock and roll. Further pretend that you find the creation of over the top lead guitar musicianship riveting. Now imagine that you have a soft spot for people who have managed to overcome their setbacks and afflictions and write about them with an artist’s sensitive eye for drama. Good. Now check out this book and be whisked away by a master. “I went down to the crossroads” indeed. 6. “Lauren Bacall: By Myself.” While some have noted, accurately I think, that Ms. Bacall’s book is not a great literary work, she more than makes up for that with gritty and often humorous candor and genuine self-insight. Few aspects of her performance anxiety and insecurity seem to be left out, and her years with Humphrey Bogart are warmly and keenly told. One is left wanting to have a cup of coffee with her and thanking her for having lived and shared such an intriguing life with the stars. If there has ever been romance or fear in your heart, this book has your name on it. 7. “Will Rogers: A Biography,” by Ben Yagoda. For a considerable time, Will Rogers was the most popular and perhaps most influential man in America. His successful start as a rodeo act and Ziegfield Follies star,

as impressive as it was, only helped lay the foundation for Rogers becoming a radio and movie megastar and the most revered columnist of his day. His irresistible likeability and warm, folksy yet keen sense of humor kept him front and center in America’s heart well into the Depression. 8. “Rickenbacker: An Autobiography,” by Eddie Rickenbacker. If you like high adventure as told in the first person and want to go for a daredevil of a ride, this is your book. From racing car mechanic to championship racer to WWI fighter pilot ace to his founding Eastern Airlines, Eddie Rickenbacker was the kind of American hero that Hollywood has always searched for. Though his writing hand is steady and determined, you will seldom catch him selling himself short as he shares more adventures than one would imagine any single human being could have experienced. 9. “Walter Cronkite, A Reporter’s Life.” For many of us growing up in the 1940’s through the 1970’s, Walter Cronkite might as well have been carved into Mount Rushmore. His credibility as a newsman was the gold standard for just about all who have followed him in the world of news reporting. Happily, his autobiography leaves one liking him as a warm and inviting person, with a delightful sense of humor no less, at least as much as we treasured him as a fixture on the radio and TV. How many of us wouldn’t give our eye teeth to be able to still have him to turn to when the world news of the day is just too much to bear or even comprehend? 10. “Unbroken,” by Laura Hillenbrand. This woman is such a remarkable researcher and writer that I find myself practically speechless. Her recounting of the life of former Olympic track star turned WWII bombardier and then prisoner of war and spectacular survivor, Louie Zamperini, is stunning. This book is so incredibly well done that Ms. Hillenbrand deserves all of our thanks and admiration and then some. If you think you’ve read some real life adventures about unspeakable courage that could make your hair stand on end, try this one and see if you can still breath normally by the time you finish reading it. More good news. I believe I found all these books in the Beaufort County Library. A great place to visit. See you there!

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

coming home

Meet Renee and Kyle Faucher

By Lanier Laney

Kyle Faucher was born and raised in Massena, N.Y., just across the St. Lawrence river from Canada. Renee Gregor Faucher was born here at the Naval Hospital overlooking the Beaufort River. The two met on St. Simon’s Island. Ga., in 2001 at their best friend’s wedding and later married and have been together for nine years. The Fauchers moved to Beaufort just five months ago and Kyle is the new general manager of the Port Royal Pasta Company, almost across the street from where Renee was born. Another coincidence is that Renee’s Grandmother Goldie owned and ran The Blue Room that was near Charles and Boundary streets in the late 1950’s and she actually worked for Joe Malizia from Joe’s Spaghetti House in the same building that Port Royal Pasta Company is in today. They have pictures of Joe and the old Spaghetti House as well as The Blue Room. Renee’s father, Retired Sgt. Major Earnest F. Gregor USMC, also knew Joe Malizia from Bellville, N.J., before he moved down here and reconnected with Joe after he was stationed at Parris Island as a drill instructor in the 1960’s. So coming back to the Port Royal Pasta Company building has been truly like coming home to them. Like Joe’s, Kyle says his goal is to make it again “the local pasta restaurant that is enjoyed for years to come.” Kyle’s background is in psychology and he has a master’s degree in School Psychology which is how, ironically, he got into the restaurant business which became his true profession. Says Kyle, “I put myself all the way through graduate school at SUNY Oswego working in restaurants. I started as a busser and worked my way up to being a bartender and eventually a bar manager. I worked as a school psychologist in Albany, N.Y., before moving to Atlanta to be with Renee, and found restaurants calling me back, so I started to work for local restaurants in Atlanta. Within a year, I became the general manager for a sports bar called Benchwarmers in Atlanta and I have continued to further my career by gaining experience in all types of restaurants, including a fine dining steakhouse (New York Prime) where I was the senior manager for two years. I have worked in every position any restaurant may have and I love every aspect of running restaurants.” Kyle’s training in psychology has helped him tremendously in the restaurant business as it is such a “people” business. He says, “My goal has always been to create a dining experience that exceeds a guest’s expectations. I want my guests


Kyle and Renee Faucher at the Port Royal Pasta Company.

to be surprised that they get a great meal and a great experience at a great value. This means that I have people who work with me express a genuine aptitude for serving others. I hire people because of their attitude, more than their experience. This goes for both the kitchen and waitstaff. I believe people feel if you love what you do, and I want people to feel that I love what I do.” Renee, who is a marketing and sales consultant, comes from a family that has been actively involved with Beaufort for years. Renee’s Uncle Willard Outlaw organized the first ski shows that happened at the Water Festival and he helped organize the first Water Festival more than 50 years ago. Several generations of Renee’s family grew up in the historic two story house on the corner of Prince and Carteret streets (across from Lime Lite Salon.) Each year they would watch the Water Festival parade from there. Renee says that even for years after they had sold the house and moved away that they would always come back, park in front of their old house and watch the parade, then eat fried chicken and watermelon. This gave her lasting wonderful memories of Beaufort. Both Kyle and Renee still love the water and the natural beauty — from the marsh to the river to Hunting Island and all the islands. “We love sitting on our dock and looking across the bay watching the birds, dolphins, boats, and people enjoying the water. Also, we love living in a military town. With strong military history on both sides, it gives us a sense of pride and allows us to honor our family by supporting the recruits and their families. We have a Wall of Heroes in the restaurant that honors our staff and their families that have served and invite our guests to bring in their hero to permanently display with pride,” said Kyle. They also are big supporters of the

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YMCA. Says Kyle, “We support the YMCA’s Creating Opportunities Scholarship program and have a mission to support any child and

youth development program in Beaufort county. Our goal is to create a mentoring program that allows youth to have an opportunity to learn about the restaurant business, and we have donated a portion of our proceeds to the YMCA’s program in the past.” Renee is also a member of the Beaufort Chapter of Toastmasters and they are both active in the Chamber of Commerce. They have a new addition to their family — Figaro, a cat that is just 17 weeks old. “He rode on my muffler home from the restaurant one night without me knowing it in November and he has been ours since,” Kyle said. Now that you know about the Fauchers, let Kyle know something about you the next time you are dining at the Port Royal Pasta Company, and be sure to welcome them to town. Port Royal Pasta Company is located at 1340 Ribaut Road, Port Royal, SC. Call 843-379-0146.

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2.11.12 Chaired by Dr. & Mrs. J. Chadwick Tober Mr. & Mrs. Marc W. Fisher, Jr. A black tie gala to benefit the expansion of Beaufort Memorial’s George N. Pratt MD and Sarah Meyer Pratt Emergency Center Pre-Ball Dinner Party | Silent auction | Gourmet DeSSertS muSic anD DancinG event Date: Saturday, February 11, 2012

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arts art classes for kids at artworks Hand-Crafted Creations on Tuesdays with Heather Denardo for ages 6-9: Rigid canvas, fun designs and oodles of yarn offer students a class with hands on creativity. No two items will look alike as the students’ personal sense of design and color choice will make an individual statement. We will be creating such items as bookmarks, cell phone or glass holders, coasters, and a curio box. More Artmaking in the Afternoon on Tuesdays with 
Kim Keats, for ages 10 -15: Students will explore a number of visual arts disciplines including painting, weaving, and sculpture using an array of art materials. Each day will offer creative experiences intended to expand the participants’ technical skills and knowledge of both two-dimensional and threedimensional elements of design. For returning artmaking students, there will be more lessons to challenge and more projects to inspire you. Printmaking on Wednesdays with 
Deanna Bowdish for ages 6-9: This class offers students the opportunity to have a seven week course in printmaking. Working specifically with block printing we will carve an image into the block and print from that surface. No experience is necessary, a creative mind and an eagerness to learn are the only skills required. Be prepared to get DIRTY — inks will not wash out of clothing, but

how to register for classes Children 6 to 16 can make and learn about art in Beaufort’s community arts center during the creativityinspiring after school program, $50 per class per seven week session, 4 to 5:30pm. This session begins January 24th and runs though March 6th. Family discounts are available; scholarships supported by a private family foundation are awarded to students who qualify for free/reduced price lunch. 843-379-2787 or in person @ ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street. are water based and non-toxic!

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.

Hammered Metal on Wednesday with Peggy Carvel for ages 11-16: For the metal worker at heart, this class will focus on techniques to shape, form, and texture different kinds of Adventure metals. Stories by Over the L owco u nt r y seven-week Kids on period, each student A fiery dragon painted on Amate Bark T h u r s d a y s Paper, in a class with Kim Keats, with 
Lisa will create Rentz for a multicomponent, one-of-a-kind piece ages 9-16: Write about panda tribes or camping on the beach — of jewelry. whatever the imagination conjures, Theatrical Movement on by experiencing the creative writing Thursdays with Heather process: finding inspiration, Denardo, for ages 6-9: One of the details, and the right words, and most vital and least explored skills dedicating time to writing, sharing, in basic theater is movement. In and feedback. Young writers will this class, designed for youngsters work in their own notebooks, and ages 6-9, we will explore various together on a group story.

library launches month of music Visitors to the Smithsonian exhibit, New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music at the Beaufort Branch Library, agree that it is an unforgettable, toe-tapping musical experience! Be sure to experience this one of a kind exhibit during its stay at the Beaufort library (311 Scott Street). The exhibit will be on view during hours of operation until Saturday, February 4. In addition to being the temporary home for New Harmonies, the Beaufort library, in partnership with several local organizations, has put together a robust schedule of free, music events. Full event descriptions are available online at newharmonies< newharmonies. Documentary Film Series The following films will be shown at the Beaufort library at both 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on the respective dates. There is no admission charge for these screenings. • Thursday, January 5, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. “Al Otro Lado.” • Thursday, January 12, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. “Awake My Soul: The Story of Sacred Harp” • Thursday, January 26, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. “Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music” • Thursday, February 2, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. “Through Many Dangers: The Story of Gospel Music.” Lunch and Listen Performances begin at noon in the auditorium (Bldg 12) on the Technical College of the Lowcountry Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch to eat in the student center prior to the performance. All performances are free. • Wednesday, January 11 at noon: “Girls with Guitars: Women in Country Music” with Amanda Brewer. • Wednesday, January 25, Noon: “Sounds of Barbershop” featuring Tidal Fource • Wednesday, February 1, at Noon: “Livin’ Music: A Gullah/Geechee Journey of Harmony” featuring Queen Quet.

Saturday at the Smithsonian: A series of free music programs suitable for the whole family to enjoy every Saturday at the Beaufort Library at 2 p.m. • Saturday, January 7: “History of Hand Drumming and Drum Circle” with Sam Jones. • Saturday, January 14: “Shape Note Singing with Lowcountry Sacred Harp.” Note: This event will be held at Grand Army Hall, 706 Newcastle Street. • Saturday, January 21: “Appalachian Stories and Songs” with John Fowler. • Saturday, January 28: “Tunes and Tales” with Irene Goodnight. • Saturday, February 4: “Gullah Stories and Songs with Aunt Pearlie Sue.” Sunday Concert Series: The following concerts will be held at ARTworks (2127 Boundary Street). There is no admission charge. Donations are encouraged. • Sunday, January 8 at 3 p.m.: FolkUs and The Hungry Monks in concert. • Sunday, January 22 at 3 p.m.: Blue Mudd in concert. • Sunday, January 29, at 3 p.m.: Drink Small Trio in concert. the island news | january 5-11, 2012 |


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


New Year’s Eve Party Pics!

here were a lot of parties around town on New Year’s Eve plus all the bars and restaurants were packed to the gills with revelers. One of the biggest parties was a 30th birthday bash given that night by Jared Kraszewski for his wife, Deanna. It was tented with a band that had people dancing all night long. Speaking of dance, Deanna is head of the Beaufort dance school Low Country School of the Performing Arts and a group of her students put on a lovely dance recital for Deanna that they had created themselves in her honor. Here are some pics from the fun event for you.

The dancers with the birthday girl, Deanna.

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Jared and Deanna Kraszewski


Tuesdays 12pm-5pm • Saturdays 1:30pm-5pm • Freshest local vegetables • Southern food specialties • The only market on a “real farm” • House tours • Pony rides Find Pick Pocket Plantation: Rte. 170 (Robert Smalls Pkwy) across from Regions Bank. Enter at back of parking lot of Advance Auto. See unpaved farm road. Follow road to plantation house. Market to left of plantation house.

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lifestyle LITTLE BITS OF ROYAL CHATTER By Peggy Chandler

The year was 1960. On a July night in Pittsburgh, Pa., Carol Congalton and her friends attended a local community dance. At that same dance, was a babyfaced young man named John Clark. Carol, being the forward person that she is, asked John to dance as a “ladies choice” was announced. And that’s when it all started. It took John until October of 1961 to pop the question, but by this time he was in the Marines stationed at Memphis, Tenn., and had to mail Carol the engagement ring — they were officially engaged. On January 6, 1962, Carol and John were married at the Church of the Nazarene in Pittsburgh by Carol’s uncle Jack Congalton. As a young married couple, they were stationed in Beaufort and lived in a small apartment on Craven Street. John and Carol eventually left Beaufort, headed north and went on to have four children and very busy lives. When the time arrived to retire, the Clark’s decided to return to Beaufort to relax and enjoy as they had in their early days. Carol keeps herself busy with her church, church board, youth group, baking, and is always crafting something. John, who at all times is available to help a friend or neighbor, also works part time, watches movies and listens to Doo Wop!

John and Carol Clark.

John and Carol’s three children, Sherri, John and Charlene (daughter Lisa Lyman has passed away) and their families surprised them over the Christmas holiday arriving to celebrate their parent’s 50th wedding anniversary. Honoring their parents and grandparents were: Arriving from Ohio — Sherri and Dan Johnston, their children Danny, Caitlin, Ryan and Kyle; from Georgia — John and Laurie Clark with their children Sarah and John; and from Texas — Charlene and John Berner with their children Chelsea, Alex and Bryan. I have had the pleasure of meeting and being in the company of the entire Clark family over the last few years and I can truly say that they are a wonderful, loving family. John and Carol can be very proud of all they have accomplished in their short 50 years together. May they all live happily ever after.


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Books Sandwiched In Series begins Books Sandwiched In will be held at USCB’s Beaufort Center for the Art from Noon to 1 p.m. at 801 Carteret Street. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Bring your lunch or purchase it from Outtakes Cafe in the lobby of USCB. Here is the list of books and when they will be presented: • Jan. 9: “The Big Short” by Michael Lewis presented by Kenneth Hirsch • Jan. 23: “That Used To Be Us” by Thomas Friedman presented by Dr. Valerie Truesdale • Jan. 30: “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson presented by Deanna Bowdish • Feb. 6: “Hidden In Plain View” by Jacqueline L. Tobin and Raymond G. Dobard presented by Charles D. Frost • Feb. 13: “Bleak House” by Charles Dickens presented by Robert R. Googins • Feb. 20: “Unbroken”by Laura Hillenbrand presented by Gary Kubic • Feb. 27: “Flying: A Novel” by Paula Helfrich and Rebecca Sprecher presented by Rebecca Sprecher


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he work continues at the Hunting Island Nature Center. Master Gardeners have planted almost 100 plants, (most donated by the Spring Island Native Plant Project) cleared debris and weeds from the large area around the building, and worked on the small pond. The center was able to hire a pond company to drain and clean out the pond. This definitely qualified as a “dirty job!” When they are through, the pond will have beautiful clear water with a small waterfall. Some fish might be added next spring. Due to a lack of funds, the entire area had been neglected for several years. It is the aim of Master Gardeners to restore the grounds with native plants. They have planted trees, shrubs, ornamental grasses and flowers. It will take a season or two for the plantings to mature, but the Nature Center will a credit to all those who had a hand in restoring it.

For the past eight years on Christmas Eve, members of the Classic Car & Truck Club of Beaufort have delivered prepared meals to shut-ins and disabled individuals in their classic cars. This year, 120 meals were delivered. The meals — consisting of turkey, ham, dressing, green bean casserole, salad, rolls, and dessert — were prepared by Josh Poticha and his staff at Bricks on Boundary. Thanks to a donation from Vaden Chevrolet Buick GMC of Beaufort, the cost of the event was almost totally underwritten. In the past, proceeds from club sponsored car shows paid for this event. According to Theresa Pulliam, President of CC&TCB, the club donates to charitable organizations each year. During this year, donations were made to the Wounded Warrior Project and to the Catastrophic Disease Foundation in memory of a faithful member who passed away earlier in the year, Lowell Rorrer. Projects planned for early 2012 include a Classic Car Display at Beaufort Academy on January 7 in conjunction with the Tate/Coursen Memorial Walk/ Run to benefit Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse. Also, the club will have a Classic Car Display at Habersham on February 4 in conjunction with the Annual Chili Festival, and a Car Show at the Soft Shell Crab Festival in Port Royal on April 21. On the first Friday of every month, a cruise-in is held in the Grayco parking lot on Lady’s Island. For more information about the Classic Car & Truck Club of Beaufort, call Theresa Pulliam at 524-2604 or Membership Chairman Craig Lynch at 694-1897.


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When locals are asked “Where do you go for great pizza?” the response is overwhelmingly The Upper Crust on Lady’s Island. The restaurant not only serves tasty Italian food, but the laid-back, family friendly vibe created by owner David Blake has customers coming back for more. The Lunch Bunch started with the mozzarella tomato bread, served warm on big pieces of fresh bread with melted cheese. April, who brought her kids because her family adores the food, ordered her usual, the Notorious Grilled Chicken Salad — a large tossed salad with green pepper, onions, cucumbers, black olives, tomatoes, grilled chicken and topped with seasoned french fries and freshly grated cheese. She likes hers with honey mustard dressing, and has nicknamed the salad “the Ackerman” (after her own last name) because she orders it so often. Buck tried a salad too, the Chicken Teriyaki Salad with grilled chicken and

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mushrooms sauteed in a teriyaki glaze over mixed greens with house dressing. Gene, Heather and her son all got the Homemade Meatball Grinder. The big, delicious warm sandwich — an Upper Crust favorite — includes old world recipe meatballs and meat sauce baked with melted provolone cheese, a side of fries and a pickle. Elizabeth ordered the House Special medium pizza made with pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, green peppers, onions, black olives and extra cheese. The restaurant’s pizza options seem endless. You can choose a medium (12”)

or large (16”) of their specialty pizzas or you can create your own with a variety of more than 20 toppings. The signature pie, the 14” Upper Crust, actually has thin crust on the top and bottom. And the 14” Fat Boy comes with a thick crust. I decided to try the Chicken Wrap and it was fantastic. The grilled chicken with mushrooms, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, special sauce and mozzarella were all rolled in homemade dough, and baked to perfection. With a side of fries and ranch dressing, it was a great meal. Owner Blake is involved in giving back to the community and especially

supports the local schools on Lady’s Island. The restaurant offers an afterschool dollar menu to Beaufort High School and Beaufort Academy students Monday-Friday from 2:30-5 p.m. With ID, students can stop in and enjoy a variety of menu items such as pizza slices, sodas, baskets of fries, and more, for only $1. The Upper Crust is located in Hamilton Village, Suite 201, 97 Sea Island Parkway, on Lady’s Island. Call 843-521-1999 for take out or visit their website for menus, coupons and specials at

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Mulling over the new year By Terry Sweeney

Right now, it makes my head hurt to think of all the Swedish mulled wine I drank while trying to adjust the recipe with a pinch of this and another pint of that. Lawd! This was my first time making that beloved Scandinavian winter time treat — GlÖgg (pronounced glug). The Swedes use glÖgg to recover from strenuous winter tasks like shoveling snow. Since there was no snow, I just kept shoveling down the glÖgg!! But I must say I finally got it right and served it at my Swedish-themed holiday party in a crock pot. The house was filled with a warm inviting spicy aroma and my guests were extremely curious about the fragrant, purplish liquid simmering before them. Curious but cautious. I couldn’t blame them. After all, I myself have been the victim of many a party punch. Hadn’t I been the first one in my college dorm to throw up rivers of purple after a dorky Spanish club sangria party? Hadn’t I practically proposed marriage to a girl who was a total stranger after getting mixed up with a very innocent looking Champagne punch? And I’m not even straight! The list of embarrassments goes on and on. So, naturally, I did not blame them for being tentative about giving it a

try. But I had been very conscientious about cutting down the alcohol content of a recipe I had gotten from a friend (who is now in rehab) and also Terry had plenty of food Sweeney on hand to soak up the booze. Things like Swedish meatballs, chicken and apple sausage. smoked salmon, smoked ham and Swedish farm cheese on cocktail slices of pumpernickel and rye. Traditional Swedish ginger snaps — and of course ABBA! I can’t encourage you enough to add a theme to the next cocktail party you are having. People were excited to come to a party so out of the ordinary. It was actually surprising how many of the guests had Swedish ancestors or friends or even a parent or two. Even I suddenly remembered that my ex sister-in-law was Swedish from that Swedish American ice box called Minnesota. Whether it’s Spanish or Indian or Mexican or what have you, a theme will make your next Happy Wino party that much more memorable. So here is my alcoholic friend’s recipe for traditional Swedish glÖgg

sweeney’s swedish glÖgg 6 bottles red wine — dry 2 bottles port (mid priced) 1/3 bottle acquavit 1/4 bottle brandy (mid priced) 12 cloves 20 figs chopped 2 cups golden raisins 6 cinnamon sticks 6 cardamon seeds whole peel of 1 orange whole caraway seed

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• Put all in a pot except acquavit and brandy. • Simmer for 3-4 hours then add the rest, never boil. Strain before serving. which she got from her alcoholic Swedish friend who lives in Rome. I tweaked it a bit but there are countless variations of this recipe, depending on which Swede you talk to. Of course, you may vary the amount of alcohol to suit yourself. Hey, you’re a grown up, just remember to drink responsibly. Or better yet, drink irresponsibly and call a cab. Cheers!

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Under the knife It was the weekend before Christmas when Ben, an otherwise rational English setter, succumbed to the lure of the garbage and ate grandma’s discarded compression stocking. What transpired in the three weeks after The Ingestion has already become neighborhood legend. Foreign bodies combine mystery, intrigue, incredulity and guilt to make for a fascinating and fickle assortment of surgical interventions. There seems to be no limit to what our Best Friends will cram into their gullets; size, shape, texture and taste often playing little or no part in an oral obsession that for many owners can become a difficult and costly vice to curb. So why do our dogs, crave foreign bodies (FBs), and why are so many of these pets repeat offenders? Young animals of two years of age or less are most commonly afflicted, and so, like inquisitive toddlers intent on putting everything into their mouths, simple curiosity plays a part. It has been suggested that in dogs, it reflects the need to hunt, that it is instinctive and a throwback to a time when their prey was eaten in its entirety. Some animals appear to enjoy the act of chewing, experimenting with the feel of an object in their mouths. My favorite theory, and


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one I believe I can safely share with the majority of Labrador owners, is that “it was there, so I ate it.” Undergarments — socks, stockings, panties — often prove to be popular offending items, the olfactory stimulation of ripe underwear proving too tempting for a curious pet. Ben’s stocking Ingestion was traced back to an apparently dogalluring skin lotion from Trader Joe’s. The foreign bodies related to food make perfect sense. Peach pits, corncobs and all manner of bones can prove irresistible to the scavenging instinct of a dog. Those little plastic pop-up timers that tell you when your turkey is perfectly cooked are drizzled in tasty fat, and despite being made of tasteless plastic, slip down nice and easy until they reach the small intestine. The teriyaki stick laden with succulent meaty pieces may not go down

with quite the same ease, but who cares until the sharp wooden skewer begins piercing its way through a variety of abdominal organs on its errant journey through the abdomen? Here are a few potentially risky items (in addition to shoelaces, socks, and loose threads on looped and fringed rugs) best kept out of harm’s way: diapers and tampons (virginal and unfortunately, used), sharp pointy objects (fish hooks, bottle caps, safety pins), rubber toys (usually not size-appropriate), magnets, batteries, stones, balls and gobs of Gorilla Glue (Gorilla Glue expands dramatically by polymerization to produce a large, solid, indigestible foam). An intestinal blockage quickly becomes an emergency situation. A partial blockage in the intestines may produce vomiting, diarrhea and cramping

of the abdominal muscles. A complete blockage will cause severe abdominal pain, abdominal bloating, and repeated, frantic, projectile vomiting. Bens’ owner was cued that something was wrong when Ben vomited frantically and looked at her with his “help me” eyes. All you dog owners know exactly what that is. Abdominal X-rays are the best way to diagnose an obstruction, and immediate surgical intervention is usually the only form of treatment. The blockage is located and removed, and if the surrounding bowel has been compromised, it is resected and the healthy ends of the gut sewn together to reconnect the intestinal tract. No fun, all the way around. Ben had three surgeries Christmas week: one to remove the sock, one to remove a gob of necrotic stomach fat and a third to cold laser the stitch line and, just to be sure, flush the gut one more time. We are extremely lucky to have in Hilton Head a board certified surgeon who not only exhibits great skill, but also great compassion coupled with a good sense of humor and realistic pricing schedule. Her team is pretty nifty, too. Ben is up and around again thanks to his terrific medical team, his tirelessly attentive owner and me, his personal chef.

pet-related events Beaufort Dog provides dog health program

As we all know, this time of year we all think about our health, especially weight loss and quality of food. Unfortunately, our good intentions don’t always transfer to our animals. Beaufort Dog cares about your pets and know how much they mean to your family. That is why we are promoting a free Bark into Shape program for dogs who both need to get into shape and those whose owners simply want the best in nutrition and preventative care. Nutritionist and Behaviorist from Beaufort Dog and Beaufort Dog at Habersham are offering free on-line

consultations to help you get started. These consultations will examine your dogs eating habits and food as well as activity, joint, and skin issues. In certain cases, Beaufort Dog will provide foods and supplements to help your dog get started. We will also provide you with tools such as dog food analysis charts so you know what ingredients you are giving your dogs. In addition, each consultation will come with a free day of doggie day care (which is held inside and outside) to increase activity levels. To sign your dog up, simply e-mail the behaviorist, No obligation required.

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The Beaufort Youth Orchestra (BYO) will be holding their semi-annual auditions on Thursday, Jan. 5, at 6 p.m. at Beaufort High School band room for all interested students. Auditions will include brass, woodwinds, percussion and string instruments. The first rehearsal will follow from 6:30 to 9 p.m. BYO is comprised of 45 students from approximately 12 different schools including public,private,home and virtual programs. BYO began over 11 years ago by the Beaufort Symphony Orchestra to provide students the opportunity to learn to play in an orchestra. BYO is taught by Fred Devyatkin who has conducted the Beaufort Symphony Orchestra since 1992. Rehearsals are weekly with community performances at various locations. Call to schedule an appointment, 2632190. For more information, visit www.

All Pro Dads group to meet for new year

Start your new year off right by being an All Pro Dad. The next monthly breakfast gathering is Friday, January 6, 2012, at 7 a.m. in the Coosa Elementary School Gym. This month’s meeting topic is “Encouraging Your Child” where you’ll learn practical methods to be a better dad. There is no charge for this event, but please RSVP to www. as space is limited and a good head count in needed for breakfast, complements of Chickfil-A. For more information please contact Mike Mashke, Team Captain at 843.525.5154.

Black Chamber to hold networking event

• The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce (BCBCC) will have its First Friday Networking Event from 6 8 p.m. Friday, January 6, at the Holiday Inn & Suites located at 2225 Boundary Street, Beaufort. There will be drawings, prizes, and refreshments. Open to the public. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. • The Annual Meeting for members will be held on Saturday, January 7, from 9:30 a.m. – noon at the Holiday Inn & Suites. During the meeting, businesses that have supported the BCBCC over the years will be recognized and the president will report on the state of the chamber and the goals for 2012. All members are urged to attend. For more information, call 843-986-1102.

Lowcountry Housing Trust holds workshop

It is an exciting time in the growth of the Lowcountry Housing Trust as we look to expand our services and financing to housing developments into the city of Beaufort and Town of Port Royal. We invite you to join us as we begin to evaluate the housing needs of the residents of Beaufort and Port Royal. We invite your participation as we seek to gain invaluable local knowledge and insight into the unique place that you call home. Please join us Tuesday,

January 10, at 3 p.m. at Beaufort City Hall, 1911 Boundary Street. Beaufort, SC 29902. Contact: Josh Martin, Office of Civic Investment at 843-247-2057 or for more information.

Auditions being held for ARTworks productions

Auditions for the first half of the ARTworks theater season will be January 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. Roles are available for all ages, races, and levels of experience in productions of “Catholic School Girls,” directed by Gail Westerfield in March, “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” directed by J.W. Rone in May/June, and staged readings of “The Exonerated” and “The Pillowman” in February. For more information, call 843-379-2787 or visit http://www.

Sportfishing and diving club has annual awards

The January meeting for the Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club will be held on Thursday, January 12 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, off Meridian Road, on Lady’s Island. This meeting marks the Annual Awards for the Year Round Fishing Tournament. Certificates will be given for those winning in each category and plaques will be given for Youth Angler, 10 and under, Female Angler, Male Angler, Best Recreational Boat, and Best Commercial Boat. The oyster roast, which begins at 6 p.m., will also include different varieties of chili and hotdogs for the young and young at heart. The awards ceremony will begin around 7:30 p.m. This is the only time of year where the club requests that individuals purchase and/or reserve tickets.

Beaufort Agility Club to start new session

• The Beaufort Agility Club announces that it will begin a new session of agility classes, practices, and trials for novice and expert handlers beginning January 14 at 10 a.m. to be held at Beaufort Dog- 1307 Boundary St. Cost $120 for six session. The Beaufort Agility Club is non-profit. Call Beaufort Dog at 8125394 or e-mail kelley@beaufortdog. com for more details. • Beaufort Dog will start its next basic obedience session on Saturday, January 28 at 11 a.m. Positive reinforcement training is used in an outside “real-world” environment. This course is designed for both puppies and adult dogs. Please call 812-5394 or visit for more details.

Sign up now for Senior Leadership Program

A new group is forming now for the January 2012 Program conducted by Clemson University’s Beaufort Extension office.. Space is limited to 35 participants, and applications are already being received. The one day per week, 13 week, Senior Leadership Program includes presentations about Beaufort County and local government with presentations by

County Council members, mayors of Beaufort’s incorporated municipalities (there are four you know!), Economic Development with business leaders, county school and local university Education personnel, Arts, Human Services, Health. If you are interested in joining the new 2012 group starting Jan. 10, please contact Bob Guinn at Clemson Extension: 843-255-6060, X-116 or go to the program website:

Fraternity hosts annual oyster roast

The Omega Alpha Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity will be hosting its second annual all you can eat oyster roast. In addition to the oysters, patrons will also receive a serving of fish and Lowcountry Boil. The event takes place on Friday, January 14 at the old packing shed 10 De Gullah Way on St. Helena Island. Tickets are $25. For more information, contact Mickey Shumake at 843-304-2120. Omega Alpha Alpha serves Beaufort and Jasper counties in South Carolina. Every year the fraternity gives scholarships to students in both counties. The fraternity also sponsors a boys camp for students in the summer.

Upcoming classes scheduled at ArtLofts

• Art Party with Susie Stockholm: January 17 from 1-4 p.m. $45. Collage a small painting or greeting cards. Lunch, wine and supplies are included. • Oil Painting Workshop with Mary Grayson Segars: Feb. 28, 29 and March 1 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. $150. Learn the process of oil painting, including color mixing and composition. Call 843-410-8815 for more information, or come by ArtLofts to register.

Parish Church of St. Helena save the date

What: The Parish Church of St. Helena, the oldest public building in Beaufort and one of the oldest

continuously operating churches in the country, celebrates its 300th anniversary next year with a special ceremony. When: January 22, 2012, 9:15 – 10 a.m. for opening celebration ceremonies. January 22, 2012, noon, Lord Bishop, presentations and proclamations to the Reverend Jeff Miller, rector. Who: The Right Reverend and Right Honorable Richard Chartres, Lord Bishop of London, will be a special guest and will preach at the worship service. Bishop Chartres recently officiated at the royal wedding earlier this year. About the event: Ringing of the 1726 church bell begins at 9:15 a.m. calling all to worship as they did in the 18th century. Flag bearers with various historic flags and in period costumes will line the front walkway of the church as a town crier will “cry” a greeting from Queen Elizabeth and the Archbishop of Canterbury. A special worship service will follow with sermon by Bishop Chartres, and original Tricentennial music composed by renowned English composer Malcolm Archer and performed by the St. Helena’s choir. Where: The Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church Street, Beaufort, South Carolina 29902. Please visit: For more information contact:

Beaufort Film Festival oyster roast fundraiser

On January 21 from 3-6 p.m., the Beaufort International Film Festival will be gathering at Bubba’s Momma’s house from “Forrest Gump” for a day of oysters, beverages, chili, music and good fun to support the Beaufort International Film Festival 2012. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased at the Beaufort Film Society Office at 708 Carteret St., or order online at http:// The 2012 BIFF Oyster Roast will be at 145 Alston Road, Beaufort.

NARFE two chapters meet monthly

National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) has two chapters in Beaufort County that meet monthly: Beaufort Chapter 1021, second Wednesday, Sept. - May, at Golden Corral, Robert Smalls Pkwy. Contact Mamie Clark at 843 846-6415; Hilton Head-Bluffton-Sun City Chapter 2258, first Tuesday, Sept. - May, at Golden Corral, U.S. 278. Contact Bill Coakley at 843 815-5604.

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12 Celadon Drive Lady’s Island - Off Sam’s Point Road at the Clock Tower 843-524-2329 * M-F 10-5:30


Broad River Construction

Chandler Trask (C): 843.321.9625 (P): 843.522.9757

Lawn Solutions Jim Colman 843-522-9578 Design, Installation, Maintenance


Dawn H Freeman MSW LISW-CP

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

Walker’s Lawn Maintenance Walker DuRant 843-252-7622

46 Cedar Crest Circle, Beaufort Cutting • Edging • Blowing Weed Eating • Small Clean Up Licensed and insured

Marketing DENTISTs

Palmetto Smiles

Jennifer Wallace, DMD 843-524-7645 22

Collins Pest Control

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

PEt grooming

Furbulas Dog Grooming and Pet Sitting

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

PHYSICIANS Randy Royal, MD- OBGYN and Pelvic Surgery

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

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


auction/estate sales


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


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Gene Brancho

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

Lohr Plumbing, Inc.

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

property management

Palmetto Shores Property Managment

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

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

All repairs and new additions. FREE ESTIMATES 524-1325


Southern Sentry, LLC

Security & Fire Alarms, Video Surveillance, Access Control Locally owned. Personal service. Call Dave Roos @ 470-0700 or email info@

tree service

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


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

classifieds AUCTIONS ADVERTISE YOUR AUCTION in 112 S.C. newspapers for only $375. Your 25-word classified ad will reach more than 2.6 million readers. Call Jimmie Haynes at the S.C. Newspaper Network, 1-888-727-7377. AUTOMOBILES DONATE YOUR CAR to USO and HELP SUPPORT AMERICA’S TROOPS. Tax Deductible. Next Day Towing. Hassle Free. Receive Vacation Voucher. Call 7 Days Week 1-888-999-7901. EDUCATIONAL SERVICES ALLIED HEALTH career training - Attend college 100% online. Job placement assistance. Computer avail-

able. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 800-481-9409 www.

exp. Required. Call JGR 864-679-1551, Greenville and Gaffney SC locations.

FINANCIAL SERVICES AMERICA’S TAX OFFICE! • We e-file • Returns processed quickly • Individual • Small business Call 843751-8262.

DRIVERS - CDL-A DRIVE WITH PRIDE Up to $3,000 Sign-On Bonus for Qualified Drivers! CDL & 6mo. OTR exp. REQ’D. USA TRUCK 877521-5775

HELP WANTED - DRIVERS NEED CDL DRIVERS A or B with 2 yrs recent commercial experience to transfer motor homes, straight trucks, tractors, and buses. 1-800-501-3783. CLASS-A - CDL FLATBED DRIVERS NEEDED! BIG NEW pay package/benefits/sign-on bonus. 2yrs

EXPERIENCED OTR FLATBED DRIVERS EARN 47.5 up to 50 cpm loaded. 52.3 to 55 cpm for O.D. loads. $1000 sign on to Qualified drivers. Call: 843-266-3731 EOE.

WANTED: LIFE AGENTS. Earn $500 a Day. Great Agent Benefits. Commissions Paid Daily. Liberal Underwriting. Leads, Leads, Leads. LIFE INSURANCE, LICENSE REQUIRED. Call 1-888-713-6020. LEGAL SERVICES DIVORCE WITH OR WITHOUT CHILDREN $125. Includes name change and property settlement agreement. FREE information. SAVE hundreds. Fast and easy. Call 1-888-789-0198 24/7.

EXPERIENCED TANKER/FLATBED DRIVERS! • Strong Freight Network • Stability • Great Pay Every Second Counts! Call Today! 800-2770212 or

MISCELLANEOUS AIRLINES ARE HIRING – Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-367-2513.

DRIVERS: RUN 5 STATE REGIONAL! Get Home Weekends, Earn up to 39¢/mi, 1 yr OTR Flatbed exp. req’d. Sunbelt Transport, LLC 1-800572-5489 ext. 227.

EARN COLLEGE DEGREE ONLINE. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 888-220-3872

Advertise your driver jobs in 111 S.C. newspapers for only $375. Your 25-word classified ad will reach more than 2.7 million readers. Call Jimmie Haynes at the S.C. Newspaper Network, 1-888-727-7377.

VACATION RENTALS ADVERTISE YOUR VACATION PROPERTY, to more than 2.7 million South Carolina newspaper readers. Your 25-word classified ad will appear in 111 S.C. newspapers for only $375. Call Jimmie Haynes at the South Carolina Newspaper Network, 1-888-727-7377.


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January 5, 2012  

Beaufort local news

January 5, 2012  

Beaufort local news