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State exhibit of African-American art comes to USCB. see page 9


Photo by Paul Nurnberg Above: Volunteers, led by H2 Builders, approach the house on Mystic Circle in the “Braveheart March.” Below left: Mossy Oaks Elementary students Hannah and Amanda watch for their friends and neighbors, The Dickinsons. Below right: The Dickinson family stands in front of their house before the ‘Extreme Makeover’ team turns it into a dream home.

Cat Island couple’s home featured in Coastal Living. see page 17 INDEX

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ny good birthday party has music and cake so when you celebrate 300 years, it helps to have the Parris Island Marine Corps Band and cake for 300. That’s what’s on tap for Monday, Jan. 17, when Beaufort hosts its own Tricentennial birthday party in the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park from 4:306 p.m. The party is free and open to the public. At the festivity and mixed in with musical entertainment, local Marines will fire off a symbolic gun salute to the city. CAKE continued on page 3

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Beaufort hosts first high school regatta of 2011 The Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club has been chosen to host the first area High School Regatta of 2011. The event will be held on Saturday, January 15. Racing will be held between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., weather dependent. There will be a concession stand. Beaufort Junior Sailing was formed by the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club to support junior, 18 years and younger sailing programs in the Beaufort area. The current programs include boats and support for junior members of the yacht club to sail and race as well as boats, coaching and other support for high school sailors for racing and practice sailing. REGATTA continued on page 3


Wintry weather affects Books Sandwiched In Due to the cancellation of Books Sandwiched In, the schedule has been revised for the remainder of the season. We may add on an additional session for the first week in March if our presenter is available and the facility is available, we will send out an announcement. Below is the revised schedule. See you Monday, Jan. 17. • January 17: “Doctor K: A Personal Memoir” by Herbert Keyserling reviewed by Mayor Billy Keyserling • January 24: “Black Yeomanry: Life on St. Helena Island” by Thomas Jackson Woofter reviewed by Scott Graber • January 31: “Against the Tide: One Woman’s Political Struggle” by Harriet Keyserling reviewed by Linda Tarr-Whelan • February 7: Triangular Pegs by Heyward Inabinett reviewed by Mary Inabinett Mark • February 14: “Remembering the Way It Was in Beaufort, Sheldon and the Sea Islands” by Fran Marscher reviewed by Fran Heyward Marscher • February 21: “The Water is Wide: A Memoir” by Pat Conroy reviewed by Fred S. Washington, Jr. • February 28: “Strom: The Complicated Personal and Political Life of Strom Thurmond” by Jack Bass and Marilyn Thompson reviewed by W. Brantley Harvey, Jr. Bring your lunch or purchase it at the Outtakes Café Take-out Table and join us at the USCB Performing Arts Center, 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort. Doors open 11:30 am, program is from noon to 1 p.m. For more information, visit www. and click on Friends of the Library or follow us on Facebook (Books Sandwiched In) and Twitter (BOOKSSANDWICHED) or call the reference librarian at 843-255-6458.

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And, in keeping with any good birthday party, guests are encouraged to make and bring a birthday card for Beaufort with their dreams and desires for Beaufort’s next century. Additional paper and pens will be available at the Beaufort 300 table to record birthday wishes for the next 100 years. Selected birthday cards will be featured on the Tricentennial section of the City’s website as well as on the Beaufort Tricentennial Facebook page. Throughout the Monday party, New South Shirts, the licensed vendor for Tricentennial wear, will sell logo T-shirts, hats, sweatshirts and other items under the pavilion. Items can be viewed and purchased at www. “Beaufort and the military have a long and historical association,” said Erin Dean, chairwoman of the Beaufort Tricentennial Committee. “It’s only fitting that on Beaufort’s 300th birthday, we find a way to salute the city’s history and its military connection. You can’t beat the Parris Island Marine Corps Band for entertainment value!” For more information, join Beaufort Tricentennial on Facebook or visit

continued from page 1 Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling will recognize contributors to date to the ongoing Beaufort 300 fundraiser. For a $300 investment in Beaufort’s future, donors’ names will be featured on a permanent historical monument in the Waterfront Park. Corporate sponsorships also are available. For more information and to sign-up for Beaufort 300, visit www.cityofbeaufort. org. Beaufort was founded in 1711 by the English, although its beginnings date back to Spanish explorers in 1514. Beaufort was named for Englishman Henry Somerset, Duke of Beaufort (1684-1714), one of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina. It was on Jan. 17, 1711, that Beaufort’s formal charter was created. Now, 300 years later, the party’s about to start… Southern Graces is creating a special birthday cake for children of all ages attending the Beaufort Birthday party. The cake will feature the Tricentennial logo.


continued from page 1 Students wishing to participate in the high school sailing program do not need to be members of the yacht club. Currently, Beaufort Academy and

Beaufort High School are the schools that have kids sailing and traveling to participate at regattas. The High School Team Sailing has been the brain child of two yacht club members, Sue Hamilton and Lisa Mazzeo. Both of these women have been instrumental in the birth and early success of the program, and coaching support has been provided

First row from left (dolls): Ambriance Lamar, Lauren Smith-Fields, TaKenna Brown, Tatyana Darien, Tyra Gadson, Christian Owens, A’nya Bridges, and Diamond Brown. Second row from left (escorts): Jaion Mullen, Brandon Smalls, Taivon Brown, William Goethe, Ryle Owens, Emanuel Lofton, and Derek Bridges.

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n December 4, 2010, the Nu Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority introduced nine young ladies as their 2011 Calendar Dolls in a pageant held at Traditions, Parris island. The Calendar Dolls are middle school aged girls in schools in Beaufort, Jasper Counties and Rincon, Georgia. Proceeds from the Miss Calendar Doll contest are used towards scholarships to achieving members of the graduating area high schools in Beaufort and Jasper counties; enriching activities for youth and community service projects. The calendars and program booklets were produced and made available to supporters of the sorority. Nu Delta Omega Chapter, a graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. has worked with middle school aged girls since its inception in 1980.

by Robert Bowden during the fall and winter season. As a result of their efforts and the support from other Lowcountry area sailing teams, the yacht club has been chosen to host the first area High School Regatta of 2011. This type of sail boat racing is held on small courses close to shore. Typically, the racing is close, action packed and

the proximity to shore makes for great viewing from the club dock. The Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club will be open during the event to anyone who wants to watch the racing. It’s usually pretty easy to identify those involved in the event. If you have any interest in this program please feel free to call 522-8216.

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Form-based code: The next step in Beaufort County planning By Tom Wilson Beaufort County has invested more resources in planning than any other county in South Carolina. Several watershed events have occurred over the county’s 30 year commitment to planning that illustrates this strong commitment to a quality future. Each of these events produced results and sometimes unintended consequences that set the stage for new planning initiatives. As the county launches its latest initiative, a full embrace of a concept called New Urbanism through the use of a Form-Based Code (FBC), it may be helpful to step back for a moment and look at how we arrived at this point in planning for growth in Beaufort County. Protection of the environment is a top priority In 1969, Beaufort County rejected a major industrial plant in favor of an environmentally cleaner resort industry. Developments such as Sea Pines were proven economic success stories, and county visionaries realized a choice had to be made between the two potentially incompatible industries. A conscious decision was made to ensure the county would follow a path toward clean development and environmental protection. What we have is worth keeping In 1983, the Town of Hilton Head Island incorporated in order to exert greater control over its future as a resort community. The town soon adopted a Land Management Ordinance that instituted “nature blending,” a concept developed primarily by landscape architects with the goal of creating physical development that respected environmental context and supporting ecosystems. Growth must be guided Beginning in the 1980s, the obvious economic success of clean resort development on Hilton Head motivated the county to follow suit by adopting standards for environmental protection, corridor development, and planned communities (known as planned unit developments, or PUDs). However, rapid growth in

Editor’s Note: Mr. Wilson wrote this article at the request of Lady’s Island Business Professionals Association. He was the Beaufort County Planning Director when the comprehensive plan and Zoning and Development Standards Ordinance were adopted. He subsequently served as director of comprehensive planning in Savannah. Earlier, Wilson was Assistant Planning Director for the City of Key West, where he drafted the Growth Management Ordinance, which received the award of excellence from the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association. Wilson also worked for a center in the State University System of Florida that advised cities and counties in the areas of environmental and urban planning. There he produced a video called “The South Miami Charrette” that encouraged New Urbanism. Wilson is author of “The Oglethorpe Plan,” forthcoming from The University of Virginia Press.

the 1980s and 1990s, primarily on Hilton Head Island, created new concerns about traffic congestion, water pollution and displacement of traditional communities. In 1997, the county responded by adopting its first comprehensive plan with emphasis on environmental quality, historic preservation and protection for traditional communities. Rules are necessary for guiding growth Beaufort County’s 1997 comprehensive plan became the basis for a new ordinance to govern development, the Zoning and Development Standards Ordinance, which was adopted in 1999. The new code enacted a controversial recommendation to reduce density in rural areas, a strategy that would further several objectives: reduction of infrastructure costs by preventing “leapfrog” development; prevention of environmental degradation caused by sprawling suburban development; protection of traditional forms of higher rural density as well as new conservation subdivisions; support for municipalities wanting to adopt tenets of New Urbanism by redirecting higher density growth to urbanizing areas; and a reduction in the number of zoning districts to allow for more flexibility for uses within districts. The post-comprehensive plan era The county adopted numerous other initiatives recommended by the comprehensive plan, including the Rural and Critical Lands program and stormwater management best practices. The former resulted in the acquisition and protection of tens of thousands

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of acres of natural habitat and scenic area. The latter led to establishment of a stormwater management utility, another pioneering initiative in the region. As the county instituted its wide-ranging planning program, the Town of Bluffton annexed tract after tract of undeveloped land in an effort to exert even more control over development, with the goal of creating quality communities and minimizing adverse impacts such as excessive traffic and water pollution. At the same time, in northern Beaufort County, the Town of Port Royal adopted a New Urban zoning overlay for its historic core, one that essentially constituted the area’s first form-based code. A regional plan In 2007, the elected leaders of northern Beaufort County determined that a need for a joint effort was required to cope with the challenge of ever increasing growth. The result of that effort was a Northern Regional Plan and from that plan evolved a decision to embrace New Urbanism and replace existing county and municipal zoning codes with a form-based code. Over the past 25 years, New Urbanism has matured from a modest set of 13 urban design concepts into a major planning paradigm. Conceived in the early 1980s by architects working mainly in the private sector, it first emerged as “traditional neighborhood design.” Subsequent refinements and initiatives expanded New Urbanism beyond neighborhood and town planning into a theoretical model for regional development. New Urbanism is not Continued on page 5

commentary/advice new to Beaufort County; developments Application of the FBC in rural areas designed using some of its early standards will be much more challenging and include New Point, Habersham, Port will require a special effort to preserve Royal Village, and Beaufort Town Center. rural character and protect lower Significantly, the county population now income residents from displacement. represents a market of sufficient size Ill-considered development in areas to attract more mixed-use developers currently designated for rural land use if zoning and development standards could adversely intrude upon the fabric facilitate such practices. of traditional communities in those Form-based code areas. Theoretically, the regional plans The FBC will eliminate current zoning for northern and southern Beaufort districts and replace them with a smaller County should prevent unintended number of districts corresponding consequences by intelligently replacing to a “Transect” of six basic land use current zoning with Transect zoning. patterns. Within each of those districts, However, an understanding and a wide range of appreciation of many uses is typically years of thoughtful In 2007, county permitted, provided leaders developed the efforts to preserve they conform to rural character Northern Regional appropriate design should guide the Plan. From that plan process as it moves specifications. Existing singleforward. evolved a decision use subdivisions In summary, FBC is to embrace New would presumably a major advancement be exempted from Urbanism and replace in the progression of FBC standards until innovative planning existing county and such time as they municipal zoning with in Beaufort County. might be ripe for However, it is not a a form-based code. redevelopment, or silver bullet that will “retrofitting.” There resolve all planning are multiple advantages to developments challenges. While New Urbanism now created under FBC standards: they has considerable cache and attracts many produce fewer automobile trips thereby acolytes, it also has serious limitations. reducing regional traffic congestion and Underlying New Urbanism and infusing infrastructure costs; they create vibrant, its practice is an implicit precept of design interesting places; and they establish determinism, a belief that the design of comfortable environments in which to the built environment is the principal walk and bike, thereby strengthening a determinant of community character. sense of community, reducing crime, and In the end, however, human behavior creating opportunities to exercise and affects the physical environment more grow old in place. than design elements shape the human The FBC will unquestionably benefit experience, a fact that has not yet been Beaufort County in its historic urban fully endorsed by New Urbanists. areas. Those areas will be rezoned Ultimately, I believe, as do many to reinforce their historic mixed-use academic critics of New Urbanism, that development patterns. The FBC will physical design is more appropriately also be a welcome enhancement to placed within a larger, more conceptual current corridor development standards, category, such as “landscape urbanism” particularly if it produces incentives for or “urban ecology.” Form-based code is designated nodes with higher density the latest innovation in the evolution of and a mixed use character. Hopefully, planning concepts to guide growth in such advancements would create new Beaufort County and to preserve those walkable communities and one day special qualities of the Lowcountry that support viable public transit. we all love. It won’t be the last.

Three tips to aggressively improve business in 2011 There’s an old song that I can’t help but hum as today’s so-so economic news, mixed up with whispers of good things to come, spread across our media. Remember “Deja Vu”? Remember the recession of the eighties? Well, many business people do. Stories of thousands of unemployed auto, steel, construction and other heavy industry workers up north flipping burgers, unloading trucks, driving cabs and mowing lawns were commonplace. Times were tough back then too, yet many businesses managed not only to survive, but recovered cleaner, meaner and more successful than ever. How did they do it? Seeking better opportunity during that downturn, hard-pressed workers and business owners between Detroit and Buffalo (more affectionately referred to as the Rust Belt) bailed out into the welcomed warmth of Southern hospitality. The result? A breath of new life, energy and wealth pumped into areas exhausted from trying to resuscitate the moribund traditional industries such as tobacco and textiles. Today’s mega-recession will also have its cleansing effects. And those businesses that make it through will actually be better prepared than before to take on the next decade. As a so-called marketing guru, I at times have to play the role of “Pollyanna in Hell.” A cheerleader in the face of looming doom. Instead of waving pompoms, I wave new strategies. Instead of throwing the bomb, I preach pressing forward one yard at a time. So without further adieu, here are some quick pointers for you business owners or managers, to help you get through the worst of it.



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Three helpful tips to help you come out on the other end of all this with your chin up ... not belly up. • Cut overhead. Make an appointment with your accountant and question everything from rents, advertising to pay raises. Trim fat from all sides. Cuts in your personal salary may also be in the offing. Invest any excess capital in secure short-term investments until experts say it’s OK to borrow it. • Develop an emergency and then a long-term marketing plan to get new business. Whether you consider a public relations, advertising, or direct sales approach, new business and a greater market share is a must. Cut-backs without aggressive future planning mean that your company could begin to cannibalize itself. Living on its assets. Slowly eating itself into oblivion. After studying why some companies appeared healthier than others after the last downturn, experts agree that marketing through a down period rather than playing catch up after one, was a major factor in their success. • Be conservative, not cheap. Be aggressive without being flamboyant. Remember that the free market system is indeed cyclic and slow periods are necessary to weed out inefficiencies and build stronger tomorrows.

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living LITTLE BITS OF ROYAL CHATTER By Peggy Chandler Each year, Oprah Winfrey hosts a show sharing her “Favorite Things.” I thought that would be a great idea for a column and have asked friends and neighbors of Royal Pines to send me their favorite things. When I say Oprah shares, I mean she gives one of each “thing” to her audience members. Not so in this case ... sorry! “Our favorite things would be celebrating the Christmas and New Year season decorating our home, the joy of shopping for a needy family, the loving and true friendship of our friends, and the joy of our grandchildren Grace, Matthew and Owen that it brings. Oh, we love dancing and the loving

companionship of each other.” Nancy and Dick Steeves “My favorite things in Royal Pines are book club, subbing in Bunco, enjoying luncheons and parties with friends (hosting some, too!), Books Sandwiched In, and especially the general friendly climate of neighbors out here in Royal Pines.” Kathy Adams “Get a Kindle. I did and love it. I can now read in bed at night without turning the pages, and without having to hold the book up so I get pains in my arms. I can download books for a better price than having them shipped from and can read them much faster since I can adjust the print to be as large as my eyes need! One drawback, if my husband reads in bed, too, I have to

wear earplugs so I don’t get disturbed by the crunching/swishing sounds of the magazine pages when he not so gently turns them.” Marisa Sherard “I can vouch for Oprah’s favorite moisturizer Hope in a Jar. I’ve been using it for a long time and swear by it. My favorite thing about Beaufort is its natural beauty and the well maintained landscaping downtown and in the public spaces. It is a pleasure showing it to out of town company. Since moving here from Buffalo (which was the butt of many jokes, undeserved) pride of place is a favorite thing for me.” Marianne Hamilton “That’s an easy one for me because my favorite things aren’t ‘things.’ It is the kindness and the warmth of friends that I have made in Royal Pines.” Maura Baglione

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“It has occurred to me that my greatest joy is when I hear any one of my BB’s giggling.” Maryanne Bender “Neighborhood fun when Royal Pines families get together. Most recently, a favorite thing is the joy on neighbors’ faces during Christmas caroling around the neighborhood. A second favorite thing is Royal Pines in bloom in the spring; we look forward to its arrival!” Royal Pines HOA My favorite thing to do is entertain family and friends. First up this year, our longtime New York friends, Gary and Diane are celebrating their 40th anniversary on January 17th we plan to have dinner at Saltus and enjoy the festivities at the 300th Beaufort Anniversary at the Waterfront Park. If you have a suggestion, please contact me at


Historic Beaufort Foundation to host annual oyster roast The grounds of Marshlands, a historic view on Beaufort’s waterfront, will be the site of the 11th annual oyster roast sponsored by Historic Beaufort Foundation January 21st, 5:30 to 10 p.m. Open to HBF members and the general public, the event will feature a traditional oyster roast, chicken gumbo, beverages and dessert catered by Reeves Outdoor Catering and music by the bluegrass band of Beek Webb and the Sea Island Ramblers. The annual oyster roast serves to foster fellowship in the preservation community while gaining new members and funds for the Foundation’s preservation and museum activities. In addition to preserving and protecting historic and cultural sites and advocating for the National Historic Landmark District, HBF operates the 1804 Verdier House, the only historic house museum in Beaufort. Marshlands, circa 1814, is listed individually on the National Register of Historic Places and was built by Dr. James Robert Verdier. It has been in the

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Historic Beaufort Foundation will focus its 2011 lecture series on topics directly related to Beaufort’s history beginning January 24 with “African Americans in the Civil War” by Joseph McGill, Jr., a program officer with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Civil War reenactor. To be held at the Verdier House, 801 Bay Street, the program is 6 – 7 p.m. and will be preceded by a reception at 5:30 p.m. Beaufort was the site of the first slave regiment mustered into the service of the United States during the Civil War, the First South Carolina Volunteers, by Gen. Rufus Saxton, commander of Union forces in Beaufort. Just a year after the Union occupation, Saxton called on abolitionist Thomas Wentworth Higginson, to command the troops. The neighborhood which developed behind the National Cemetery on Boundary Street after the war was named Higginsonville in his honor. McGill’s program, sponsored in part by The Humanities Council SC, is an overview of the service of the 180,000 African Americans who served in the Union army and Navy. Prior to Saxton’s action, some free blacks were mustered in New Orleans and blacks

were being recruited in Kansas. On January 19, 1863, Higginson wrote, “Today, for the first time, I marched the whole regiment through Beaufort and back, the first appearance of such a novelty on any stage.” McGill, a graduate of South Carolina State College, previously worked on St. Helena Island at the Penn Center. He is the founder of “I” 54th Massachusetts Reenactment Regiment based in Charleston and is frequently seen on television and in programs related to African Americans in the Civil War. Open to HBF members and nonmembers, the monthly lecture series features a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception, 5:30 – 6 p.m. Programs are 6 – 7 p.m. followed by audience questions and are held the third Monday of each month. A three-course dinner at Saltus River Grill is offered at $19 per person for attendees at the lecture. Admission to the lecture is $15/$25 per member/member couple respectively, and $20/$30 per nonmember/non-member couple respectively. Seating is limited; call 379-3331 to make reservations. Call Saltus River Grill directly to make dining reservations.

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Dress to dance and support Mardi Gras Beaufort Dance, shimmy, and rock out to a live zydeco beat with Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers at this grand fundraiser for ARTworks, the arts council of Beaufort, Port Royal and the Sea Islands. The event is a bead-swinging bash, in celebration of ARTworks’ mission to apply the many creative tools of The Arts to strengthen artists and to enrich audiences, collectors, and visitors through high quality arts experiences and arts education programs, 365 days a year. Mardi Gras Beaufort is Saturday, January 29th, 7 to 11pm, at The Lyceum on Parris Island. For the

festively-dressed guests, the twentymember MGB committee has put together a parade of surprises: dinner, live music, spacious dance floor, creative camaraderie, and a silent auction. In the auction, guests will have a chance to peruse the treasures and then bid to win original art, from tribal beat leopard god masks donated by a private collector to contemporary abstractions by Carol Kamm. The Hellraisers, it must be noted, play the meanest washboard and the hunkiest squeezebox around. Direct from New Orleans, Dwayne Dopsie is the son of the Rockin’ Dopsie, and

he’s carrying on the family tradition quite adeptly. Tickets are $75 per person & tables of 8 are $600, available at 843-3792787 and Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler for the arts! Left: Richard Darby’s large format, framed version of his original photo.




he Beaufort Art Association presents “Beaufort, SC: Past, Present and Future,� a celebration of our town’s 300 year history in paintings now through February 19. The featured artist will be Mac Rogers, seen at right. Works by other BAA artists will also be on display. There will be an opening reception Friday, January 14 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at 1001 Bay Street at the corner of Charles Street. For more information, please call 379-2222.

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South Carolina art collection: THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOICE Lowcountry residents and visitors will have the opportunity to view works by African-American artists who are among the state’s best-known and widely celebrated practitioners beginning January 20, 2011 in Beaufort. The African-American Voice exhibition runs through February 28 at the University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts Gallery, 801 Carteret Street. An opening reception is planned for Thursday, January 20 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Ken May, executive director of the South Carolina Arts Commission will be the honored guest at the reception. Coordinated by Harriett Green, visual arts director at the South Carolina Arts Commission, the exhibition includes 26 pieces of artwork in all media from the State Art Collection. The pieces are by 19 African-American artists who range from self-taught, outsider artists like Sam Doyle, Leroy Marshall and Dan Robert Miller, to academically trained artists with established careers such as Leo Twiggs, Arthur Rose and Tarleton Blackwell. “A number of these artists are

legendary as arts educators as well. Their influences and contributions extend beyond image and object making,” said Green, who sees the show as an opportunity for area residents to learn more about the contribution of AfricanAmerican artists in South Carolina. A preview of The African-American Voice artwork is available online. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit USCB website for information about other activities planned in conjunction with the exhibition.

The University of South Carolina Beaufort is a senior institution of the University of South Carolina system serving the southeast coast of Georgia and South Carolina. The university’s two campuses, located on the waterfront in historic Beaufort and at the gateway to Hilton Head Island in Bluffton, serve a diverse student body of 1,700. USCB offers students an exceptional place to learn and live in an environment focused on growth, preservation and opportunity. For more information about the University of South Carolina Beaufort and its arts programs, please visit or call the Office of Advancement at 843-208-824 About the State Art Collection The State Art Collection is considered the most comprehensive public collection of works by contemporary South Carolina artists. Established in 1967 as one of the first programs of the South Carolina Arts Commission, the State Art Collection has grown to include 448 works in a variety of media and styles by 277 South Carolina contemporary artists. Small exhibitions

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Courtesy of LIBPA Newsletter Preservation Tree Care merges with F. A. Bartlett Tree Expert. Michael Murphy, President of Preservation Tree Care recently announced the merger of his company with the F. A. Bartlett Tree Expert company. Bartlett Tree Expert has locations throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Ireland. Mr. Murphy indicates that one of key reasons for the decision to join Bartlett Tree Expert is the ever increasing challenge of obtaining and incorporating the latest techniques and research into a small private residential tree service business. In that regard, a professional attraction of Bartlett Tree Experts is the fact that they operate one of the largest tree laboratories in the United States in Charlotte, North Carolina and this merger gives him and his team access to their research. Michael wants to insure his customers that although there will be some administrative changes the services will continue to be provided by the same folks (he, Colin, Derreck and Kersty). We wish Mr. Murphy, who is a long time member of LIBPA and a recognized expert regarding residential tree services, every success with the merger. Wild turkeys on Lady’s Island. Recently three wild turkeys were observed in the Country Club Bluff community strolling by the lake. That they, along with deer and other wildlife, continue to survive on the island, is a reminder to us all of the importance of protecting the undeveloped portion of the island through the use of conservation easements and the successful rural and critical lands program. Lady’s Island vehicle decals are a hit with the community. To provide a way for those of us who live on Lady’s Island to show our pride in the community LIBPA purchased 1000 vehicle decals with the letters LI and a palm tree on them. They proved to be very popular and were distributed to the members of the community in a very short time. A special thanks to Grayco Hardware, Bill’s Liquor Store and Berry Island

Restaurant for allowing the decals to be placed near their checkout counters. A second look at Lowcountry Urgent Care. The folks at Lowcountry Urgent Care (next to Hometown Realty) indicate an ever increasing number of patients are taking advantage of their ability to provide immediate and same day medical care either with or without an appointment. As a matter of information they would like to share the fact that their practice is designed to provide high quality medical care provided by highly trained providers supervised by Dr. Rhodes for conditions such as colds, flu, lacerations, sprains, urinary track infections, dehydration, minor injuries (on-site x-ray system), digestive issues, as well as other medical conditions. In addition, workers comp injuries are treated and Lowcountry Urgent Care also offers lab services. Following examination by the medical providers at Lowcountry Urgent Care, all results can be forwarded to your primary care physician at your request. If the test indicates the need for a specialist they will assist you in scheduling one. Providing you, your family, or out of town visitors the best immediate medical care possible is goal of Lowcountry Urgent Care. In the case of those without a primary care physician or one not immediately available, Lowcountry Urgent Care offers the perfect solution. For detailed information, please visit Welcome Factory Creek Fish Company. Mr. Tommy Wilburn, owner of Emily’s Restaurant and Tapas Bar and the recently opened Factory Creek Fish Company, chose to have what is known as a “soft” opening for his restaurant near the Lady’s Island Marina. Without advertisement or a “grand opening” he simply put a new sign up and opened the doors of the recently renovated facility. We welcome Mr. Wilburn to Lady’s Island and appreciate his choosing Lady’s Island for the location of his new restaurant.

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t a recent meeting of the Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Good Citizens Awards were given to two local students who exemplify the character traits of fine American citizenship. Students Ellison Smith of Beaufort High School and Callie Rhodin of Beaufort Academy were chosen by faculty members of their respective schools. Welcomed at the ceremony was Barbara Connolly, grandmother of Miss Rhodin who received this same DAR award in her youth. Pictured above are (from left) Mrs. Connolly, Ms. Rhodin, Mr. Smith, and Susan Conapinski, chapter chairman of the Good Citizen Awards Committee. The ladies of the DAR are always enthusiastic in their recognition of students who are serious about holding themselves to high standards and thereby setting a positive example for their fellow students. nonprofit gives back to community Residents of the Islands of Beaufort held their annual charity auction to raise money for local charities in anticipation of the holiday season. More than $700 was dedicated to purchasing food and Christmas presents for a local family serviced by Hope Haven Advocacy. Additionally, cash donations in excess of $500 were made to each of the following organizations: Harvest Hope Food Bank, C.A.P.A. and Carolina Hospice. “Residents of our community are pleased to support our local charities, and many of our neighbors also volunteer throughout the year to lend a helping hand to our local benevolent organizations.” states Karen Smedley, chairwoman of the event. For more information, please contact Joan Byrnes on 843-379-3215.

Lady’s Island residents encouraged to join the Dataw Island Club Len and Linda Newblom used to live in a golf community before they retired to Beaufort. After vacationing on Hilton Head for several years, they fell in love with Beaufort on day trips from the resort island. They found Newpoint subdivision on Lady’s Island and settled there in 2006. They, like many Beaufort and Lady’s Island residents, thought membership to the Dataw Island Club was for residents of Dataw only. It’s not. The Newbloms have since joined and have subsequently made many friends as a result of the many activities on Dataw. Several amenities attracted the couple to the Sea Island community club. Nestled on 870 acres, Dataw boasts golf, tennis, swimming, croquet, fitness and dining facilities. It also has a community center, a clubhouse and

if you join The Dataw Island Club is offering a preview opportunity that will allow you and your family to enjoy the club without the payment of an initial membership fee! New members will also enjoy a monthly credit on their club account for up to two years. For more information, please contact Silvia Lalinde, Director of Marketing & Membership at (843) 838-8261 or ballroom and a marina. Len said, “One of the greatest benefits of joining Dataw for us has been the development of so many friendships in such a short amount of time.”


2011 challenges for Lady’s Island By Jim Hicks, Lady’s Island Planning Commission Representative Each new year brings new challenges and 2011 will be no different. For Lady’s Island and the rest of our county, state and nation the toughest challenge will be adapting to the “new” reality of a struggling economy. Following are some of the other items that will merit community attention in 2011. Form-based code. In the coming year we will hear, with ever increasing frequency, terms such as new urbanism, walkable communities and form based code. Lady’s Island’s present zoning is specifically written for the island and has seen a decade of efforts to improve it. Form based code or zoning may offer a better way to do business for portions of the island. For example, a close look at the possible benefits of using a form based type of code in the Village Center (commercial area along Sea Island Parkway) will provide an opportunity to improve the blending of the city of Beaufort and Lady’s Island zoning in that area. Such a review will also present us an opportunity to revisit the zoning and regulations for the commercial portion of Lady’s Island to insure we are really promoting economic development. Portions of the residential area around the commercial area are in need of redevelopment and may support the use of some version of form based zoning. As to the rest of the island, which is primarily zoned rural and community preservation, the verdict is still out as to the benefits of this new type of zoning. For these areas this may be a case of “if

it is not broken, don’t fix it”. It is always good to pause and consider how to do things better and consideration of a new type of zoning will certainly allow us Jim Hicks an opportunity to do that. F-35B Aircraft. The decision has been made and the new F-35B aircraft is scheduled to come to the Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort in the form of two training squadrons and three operational squadrons. Over the next three years the air station will undergo facility renovations to be ready for the 2014 arrival of the new aircraft and establishment of two training squadrons. Until then all training for the new aircraft will be accomplished at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. Then in the 2016-2018 period three operational squadrons will receive the new aircraft. Certainly this schedule could change but is based on the original schedule. As to the effect on Lady’s Island starting in 2014 with the activation of the training command there will be an increase in the number of flights per day and an increase in the amount of noise the aircraft generates. In view of the fact that the northern part of the island is located within the present flight pattern of the Air Station residential development of any type has been intentionally limited. To determine how much of the

northern part of the island should be in an air installation compatible use zone (AICUZ) will have to wait until there is additional data available regarding the new aircraft. Until that time LIBPA will continue to work with the Air Station to find solutions to the challenges posed by arrival the new aircraft. Transfer of Development Rights. In 2006, Beaufort County, the Town of Port Royal and the city of Beaufort agreed to designate a large quantity of land adjacent to Marine Corps Air Station as being within an Air Compatibility Installation Use Zone (AICUZ) and would take steps to limit development within this area. Since residential development within this area is not only discouraged but to some degree denied it was agreed that property owners within the AICUZ should be financially reimbursed for their development rights. One way to accomplish this is for the tax payer to simply buy each and every development right. This would require a great deal of money. Another approach that has been studied over the last few years is called a transfer of development rights. This concept allows a developer that has a piece of property in a area designated for development to increase the authorized density by purchasing development rights from a property owner in the AICUZ. Such a program will probably be initiated for property on Port Royal Island in 2011. If this test program is successful, it would appear logical to

consider some of the property owners on the northern end of Lady’s Island as being eligible to sell their development rights. Solution to an overcrowded high school and an underutilized middle school. School Superintendent Dr. Valarie Truesdale and her staff, with the support of the school board; have implemented a wide range of innovative solutions in their efforts to guide our schools toward real long term improvement. The improvement accomplished to date is evident from the consistently improving test scores. How to best cope with a decreasing budget and excess classroom capacity in the northern Beaufort County public schools is just the latest challenge. There is no question that Beaufort High School is overcrowded or that Lady’s Island Middle School has excess capacity. However, any solution to these specific problems must be part of an overall northern Beaufort County solution and not viewed in isolation. That we have great schools (public and private) on Lady’s Island is a fact in which we can take a great deal of pride. Together, let’s work to keep them that way. Each of the subjects addressed in this article is complicated and without easy answers but will require attention in the coming year. LIBPA, with your support, will strive to ensure our community is represented in the many discussions and meetings which will occur as they are addressed.

What’s happening at the Wardle Family YMCA? The New Year’s Eve Rockin’ Lock-in was a huge success for the Wardle Family YMCA. More than 50 children ages 6-13 enjoyed fun and games throughout the night and even rang in 2011 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 John’s, Taco Bell, Pizza Inn, Coca-Cola, Carolina Wings, Palm & Moon Bagel Co., Lady’s Island McDonald’s and Golden Corral. “We expect next year to be an even bigger success!” says Kaylin Caron, Childcare Director at Wardle Family YMCA. “The children loved the games, swimming and food. I want to personally express my gratitude to all donors!”

Kids watch the televisions at the YMCA to ring in the new year.

it’s fun to stay at the ymca • Volunteers are always needed to help as swim instructors, coaches, committee participates, campaign helpers, and in the nursery. No matter what your special talents, interests, and schedule, you can help change someone’s life. Share our commitment for the well being of our youth and the community, become a YMCA volunteer! • If you would like a tour of the facility or for more information, stop by seven days a week at 1801 Richmond Avenue, Port Royal or call 843-5229622 to speak with one of our friendly staff.

The Wardle Family YMCA recently gave their outdoor pool to the dogs! The sound of barking was not uncommon this morning from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. as more than 20 dogs of all breeds ran and romped outside. Beside from the occasional dog escaping into the Y lobby area, the event was yet again another success. The event costs only $5 per canine and all proceeds benefit the “Learn to Swim” program at the Y. This has been an ongoing event occurring the first Saturday of each month since October. “As soon as we close the outdoor pool for the summer, we open it up for the dogs!” says Mike Bostwick, CEO of Wardle Family YMCA. It’s truly a win-win situation. Our ‘Learn to Swim’ program receives support and area dogs have a fun, safe place to play!” Canines of all breeds and sizes are welcome to attend the Puppy Plunge on the first Saturday of each month. As long as the weather cooperates, we plan on continuing until the pool opens again this spring! Dogs must be well behaved, current on all required vaccines and leashed until inside the pool area. Owners must be present at all times. For more, call 843-522-9622.

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baby Sophia. Bill deployed for Afghanistan on November 5, leaving India, like many military spouses, to deal with the terrible house and the toll it’s taking on her kids by herself. They want to move but do not have the resources to do so. This weighs heavily on India of course but also on Bill whose work requires intense focus on the dangerous job at hand. Being a loving husband and father, he is distracted by worry for his family, nearly 7000 miles away. H2 Builders owner Todd Hawk

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spectators on Thursday, January 13, and will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Monday, January 17. Spectator parking is available in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot in the Royal Oaks Shopping Center, located at the corner of Mossy Oaks Road and Ribaut Road (Highway 21) in Beaufort. Driving directions can be found on the web site. In keeping with the excitement and enthusiasm of this event, The Boys & Girls Club of Beaufort County will hold a Food Drive in the Spectator Parking Lot on the days the build site is open to the public, and are requesting donations of canned and non-perishable items to help feed needy families in Beaufort County. Hawk stressed how important the support and encouragement of spectators will be throughout the build, and said he hopes to see the same incredible crowd that he saw at the recent Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Beaufort County pep rally. “It doesn’t matter if you are working or watching,” Hawk said. “This week we are all weapons for mass construction!”

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The Beaufort County School District proudly presents the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Second Annual Winter Showcase. Students have created STEM projects to showcase what they have learned in their classes. Please come view the exemplary projects that have been designed and created by students. View exemplary STEM projects by students from Intermediate/ Middle School, AMES Academy, Whale Branch Middle School and St. Helena Elementary at Lady’s Island Middle School on January 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

WHO MADE DEAN’S LIST? Park University has announced the Dean’s List for the recently completed Fall Semester (Fall I and Fall II combined terms). Students named to the Dean’s List must be full time students and have achieved a 3.6 or higher grade point average. Beaufort area students on the Dean’s List are: Christy L. Anderson, Iishsha G. Anthony-Rucker, Jaime L. Bircher, Claudia Alexa Bokis, Andrew L. Boucher, Lucile S. Bryan, Arthur T. Connolly, Philip C. Files, Joseph M. Finn, Marie N. Hall, Wesley Hearst, Michael A. Hernandez, Joseph C. Iadarola, Ashley A. Kaino, Ronald M. Lewis, Crystal L. Long, Andrew P. Marshall, Donald E. Martin, Brian W. McKinney, Robert J. Moore, Richard S. Phifer, Jesse J. Swick, Benjamin Jeffrey Tobin and Todd A. Whittington. These full time students are pursuing Bachelor of Science or Associate of Science degrees at the Park University Beaufort Campus Center.

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commission and help in guiding the City Master Plan. In other words, he’s a key person implementing what Beaufort will look like in the future. We are lucky to have someone as experienced as Josh doing the job! He is coming to Beaufort from the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League Lanier Laney where he was program director of Land Use and Communities. Before that years. Ullrich is a German native, now an he had been appointed by Charleston international businessman, and Susan Mayor Joe Riley as Charleston’s first teaches and coaches communication Director of Planning, Preservation, and skills, specializing in presentation skills Economic Innovation. for both individuals and corporations Josh got his masters of city and who fly her around the country to coach regional planning at Clemson and their staffs. She has worked with most worked as Bluffton’s town planner for of the Fortune 500 companies, such many years. as Citibank, Verizon, and American The Kentucky native was also student Express. body president at Wofford where he was I asked her if she would ever use her a Wofford Scholar. skills to train folks here in Beaufort, and “I am grateful for the opportunity to she said, “Yes, of course! I would love to.” work with the city of Beaufort over the Susan says she uses humor and zest coming years to build a more sustainable to get results from just about anybody.  and resilient Beaufort in every regard,” According to Susan, “Presentation and he said. sales are not personality dependent.  Welcome to Beaufort, Josh! Even a shy soul can shine within the parameters of his or her personality. I As three new faces come to town, one find two hours at a time works best for familiar face leaves. an individual. A group can start with Beaufort native Lacy Culberson a half day. Participants learn to look leaves tomorrow for exciting new and sound as smart and talented as opportunities in L.A. they are. They learn to showcase their I asked her what she talents or their services/products based would be doing out on the other person’s interest, without there. bragging or getting ‘salesy.’ Nothing “I will be living builds confidence like having a group in Jane and Craig of concrete skills at one’s fingertips.  Gerings guest house, Anyone can learn them and anyone can working with their profit from them, no matter the breadth Lacy kids on weekends and Culberson or lack of experience. The skills also for Jane as an assistant apply in any circumstance, from giving a during the week. Also formal speech to just mingling at a party hope to land a job at Chateaux Marmont or presenting ideas to a friend or spouse, working awards events. We will be in or even a difficult person.” Los Angeles for the spring, Malibu for Sounds like she could get us all ready July and Quag (the Hamptons) for for our next crucial job interview or sales August. We will also be taking trips to pitch! For individual or business staff Aspen, Co., in March and the Alisal coaching appointments, you can reach ranch in Santa Barbara, Ca., in April.” Susan on her cell at (Sounds like a very glamorous year for 201-370-7396. Lacy! Especially since Craig is George Clooney’s agent.) Also new in town, Says Lacy, “I will be missing the Trask Josh Martin is here kids; the Gray kids; the McAlhaney for the next two years kids; Vivi Nellens little boy, Trip; and as the new project Sara and Chris Chaffins’ kids!” manager to implement (I’m sure they will miss you too Lacy.) the work plan of the Josh Martin Have a great time and say hello to all city’s redevelopment the stars for us!

The Valentine Ball

Showcasing silent auction items for the fundraiser on February 12, 2011 PARTY: Get your taste buds ready for dinner for six at Old Smokehouse Restaurant in Ridgeland. Chef Frank Crutchfield will create a special menu for you and your guests. Donated by Frank Crutchfield, owner & chief. SERVICE: Lio Lapex Package will refine, reshape and revive your body. Enjoy eight 40 minute treatments and watch your body change. Donated by Lowcountry Aesthetics Center & Zen Fusion Spa. ART: Mary Grayson Segars, Beaufort’s award winning artist, has painted “My Time Of Day.” It is a 24” x 30” oil of the Beaufort River marsh in fall. Its gold frame gives it added luxury. Donated by Mary Grayson Segars. SPORTS: Enjoy a kayak rental for 2, South Carolina Park Pass for one year to all South Carolina State Parks and a copy of “Beautiful Places: Timeless Beauty of State Parks in South Carolina.” Donated by Higher Ground and Hunting Island State Park FASHION: Baby It’s Cold Out Side! Stay warm and fashionable with this Natural Lunaraine Mink vest with suede inserts designed by Michael Kors for Pologeorgis Furs.

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Cat Island couple showcases renovated home in Coastal Living Magazine Jill and Jim Tucker know a thing or two about home renovation. In fact, it’s what Jim does for a living. As owner of Tucker Building Corporation, Jim specializes in commercial building, multi-family and custom residential projects. In June, 2010, the Tucker’s house at 100 Dolphin Point Drive on Cat Island was featured in Coastal Living Magazine. And now, it is receiving national accolades as one of the country’s best renovation projects as described on Coastal Living writer Elizabeth Roehrig, photographer, Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn and stylist, Stephanie Davis complied facts, photos and creative ideas to assist in showcasing the former 80’s cookie cutter home as a chic, beach-style cottage with lots of added space and character. National attention in magazines such as Coastal Living only helps Beaufort and the South Carolina Lowcountry recruit new residents to the place we all love to live, work and raise families. It’s also a place where many enjoy retirement. Beaufort benefits from new homebuyers. Fresh faces bring new businesses, innovative ideas, and a significant boost to the local economy. As we continue to impress readers in popular culture, we can only hope that Beaufort’s financial recovery will gain momentum from the esteemed publications’ profiles sooner than later. Highlighting Beaufort’s attributes and beauty in articles like the one in Coastal Living markets our taste for seaside simplicity. And that’s exactly what this renovation project illustrates. A Lowcountry clapboard cottage on the outside with a classic blue and white palette on the inside, the Tucker home also boasts a subtle French influence, thanks to interior designer, Wanda Mills. Architect Paul Cole helped the Tuckers reconfigure attic space by adding a dormer, which became a bedroom and playroom for their two boys, Patrick and Jack. An addition was adjoined to the side of the house, which made room for a formal dining room and mudroom-two things Jill really wanted. They also relocated the kitchen and enclosed a screen porch, which became a breakfast nook. The entire renovation project took four months to covert a 25-year-old home into a contemporary and stylish, yet kid-friendly home. The open layout yields lots of space for friends and family to enjoy expansive views of the Intracoastal Waterway. Thank you Jim and Jill for opening your home to loyal readers of Coastal Living and enticing potential buyers to our special Lowcountry haven. Congratulations on your success with the project, and good luck to you and all of our fine area builders in securing future renovations and new construction in the area.



more about tucker building Tucker Building Corporation was founded in Beaufort in 1999 by Jim Tucker, a graduate of Auburn University with a BS in building science. For more information, please visit www Past projects and clients Include: • Habersham Commercial Town Center, Habersham Land Company • Beaufort Town Center LEED Gold Mixed Use Building, First mixed-use LEED project of its kind in Beaufort County, 303 Associates, LLC • Barbara Jean’s Restaurant • Saltus River Grill • Newcastle Square • Grayco Warehouse • Grayco Corporate • Sea Pines Townhouse Renovations • Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health • 710 Boundary Street Offices and Apartments, Billy Keyserling • Lobeco Library for Beaufort County • Various Residential Cottages and Custom Homes

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Good food, great views at Factory Creek Fish By Wendy Pollitzer The Lunch Bunch had the pleasure of dining at the Factory Creek Fish Company, or as many locals are starting to call it, “The Creek.” We’ve been waiting for it, and it’s here Beaufort…a restaurant on the water worth traveling to by boat! If you like Emily’s Restaurant on Port Republic Street, you’ll certainly enjoy the food at The Creek! The same owners, Tommy and Mary Winburn, manage and operate the restaurant at the former and Grouper’s and Ollie’s location on Factory Creek. As Angela, our server, asked our order, Pamela and I couldn’t help notice the beautiful view. She asked about the ducks in the water. I quickly said they were Hooded Mergansers, because I noticed the distinct white patch on their crest. However, after a little research, I determined that Hooded Mergansers prefer fresh water. But, darn if they don’t look like them. What do you think Beaufort? Obviously, when you go to The Creek, you’ll appreciate more than the good food and service. You’ll get to watch water birds and birds of prey, dolphins, maybe a mink and so much more. The scenery is absolutely incredible! Angela was awesome! She recommended the Sweet Pepper Shrimp as an appetizer. The Lunch Bunch unanimously agreed that the Lowcountry starter is a definite MUSTHAVE! The large shrimp were amazing with the original tangy sauce melting in our mouths. When Angela also recommended the Grouper sandwich as a favorite, I got excited. I was eying the Grouper Wrap, so I opted for the lighter carb version. I ordered the Grouper blackened, and it was cooked to perfection. Pamela and Barry also chose seafood selections. Barry chose the Crab Cake Sandwich, and of course, finished every bite. Pamela ordered a few items from the appetizer menu. She got the infamous She-Crab Soup, and thoroughly enjoyed each bite of this Lowcountry classic. I tasted it and agreed, it is also a MUSTHAVE! She also ordered the crab cake appetizer with roasted sweet pepper aioli and the golden brown fried scallops. Pamela was delectably pleased. Kim and Elizabeth opted for nonseafood dishes. Kim got the seasoned and pan seared fried green tomato sandwich with a cup of the roasted corn, ham and crab stew on the side. What a southern meal, and oh so tasty! Elizabeth was indecisive again. But, Angela highly recommended the fried egg French toast sandwich when Lizzy inquired about it. When she ordered extra syrup, the dish was “simply amazing,” says Elizabeth. There is a Caribbean vibe at Factory Creek Fish House. Reggae music plays in the background, and the relaxed atmosphere yields to a stress-free experience. What a place to go during the lunch hour, huh? Take an hour off of life, and go to The Creek! 18

Sweet Pepper Shrimp appetizers, above. The Grouper Wrap, below right. Fried green tomato sandwich, below left.

The Lunch Bunch reviewing delicious local restaurants

Spotted by the Lunch Bunch: Chris Canaday, Tripp Presnell, Lisa Presnell, Chris Geier, Kristin Bendle, Amy Geier, Mike Freeman, Tab Bendle and Mary Lohr

But wait, the new Factory Creek restaurant is not only open for lunch, it’s certainly open for dinner as well! I have to quote Kim in a text that she sent me over the Holidays regarding her meal at The Creek. “Wendy, it’s the best food in Beaufort!” Now that’s a compliment! Her family went there, and the table shared shrimp and Charleston-style grits, steak au poivre, baked chicken over Lowcountry red rice and shrimp and crab stuffed flounder. Can you say yum! Finally a great place to eat on the water! I thought I was looking forward to warm weather before The Creek opened. Now, I’m on pins and needles. No need to travel to Shem Creek or Edisto anymore. We’ve got the good stuff right here on Lady’s Island! Thanks Tommy and Mary for inviting us to The Creek. We will be back for more.

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This is one of the most asked questions in the whole store. In fact, it has been for a while and the number of times it gets asked is still growing. The good news is that there are lots of Moscato wines, some of them very very good. The bad news is that they are a sweeter style wine so many of us just don’t go near them because we don’t like sweeter wines. But, you know what? We all have friends who might like them, dinner parties where they could be perfect, and, hopefully, enough interest in learning more about more wines so that we might try one, one time maybe. Moscato is a grape variety. And that is the Italian version of the name. The other version of the name is Muscat, which maybe we have seen on some other bottles and we just never knew what it was. Muscat grapes range in color from white to near black and they are grown in every wine producing country in the world. The large number of varieties of Muscat suggests, to grape historians, that this is possibly the world’s oldest domesticated variety and, stretching even further, maybe most other “vitis vinifera” families are descended from the Muscat variety. Know what that would mean? We’ve all been drinking relatives of Muscat all along. OMG! Going way

Celia Strong works at Bill’s versions of Muscat wines. In Peru and $ $ &97 $ 1297Liquor 13 Fine$1797 Chile, 1997 Muscat wine is used as the base Wines on Lady’s for Pisco, their brandy-like drink, and,in Island.

Greece too, it is the base for Metaxa, $ 97 9 brandy-like drink. their back, there has been some research that Coming back to Beaufort, a Muscat 132 Sea Island Parkway . 522-3700 shows that pots from King Midas’ tomb wine has been around us and in our contained an alcoholic beverage made glasses for many years — the well from Muscat grapes. known Asti Spumante from Italy. Asti Around the world, Muscat may be is a town in the northwestern Piedmont less well known, to us, but not any region of Italy where they grow Moscato less used. Orange Muscat and Black grapes. And those grapes make Asti, Muscat are used to make dessert the town giving its name to the wine as wines at many California wineries. In is common in Europe. In addition, the Spain and Portugal, where the name is same town makes another wine, legally Moscatel, sweet and fortified wines are called Moscato d’Asti, also made from easy enough to find. Sometimes, in the Moscato grapes but not as bubbly as Spanish region Jerez, Moscatel wines real spumante is. There is a spritz (light are even made with the solera system bubbliness) in Moscato d’Astis, lower that is used t make their Sherries. There alcohol, and some residual sugar so the are many dessert wines from many wine is light, aromatic, fruity and spritzy. regions of France made from Muscat The practice of putting a strawberry in — Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise Champagne comes from this wine. In from the Cotes du Rhone that we have the world of grape varieties, wine and had over the years. Also in France, the their perfect food pairings, Moscato Alsace region produces dry and sweet with strawberries is it! (Think Spring



and fresh, big, sweet red Beaufort strawberries. There is the perfect finish to any dinner!) The chemistry of Muscat grapes is part of what is making its wines so popular. These wines have distinct flavors of flowers, ripe melons, tropical fruits. But, beyond the flavors, these grapes are high in antioxidant flavonoids. Usually found in red grapes, these health benefits are as high in Muscat as they are some of the red varieties. Very interesting. A huge number of customers has discovered this wine in the past year or so, now it’s time for the rest of us to try it and see if we’re missing something. The ones we have the most of are the Moscato d’Astis. And, like other wines, there are a lot of them at a range of prices. For sure, duh, you get what you pay for, but they only run from $12 to maybe $25. Drink them very cold, in a flute if you like, and remember them as soon as the strawberries come back. So, you be the one next time to ask “Where are your Moscatos? “ Enjoy!

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What about pet insurance? Pet lovers usually say they’ll do anything for their pets. But when the price of veterinary care starts bumping into thousands of dollars for a single procedure, “anything” begins to look a little different. That’s where pet insurers say they can help. For monthly premiums of $30 to more than $90, they promise to pay a portion of your pet’s bills for medical and surgical care. What you pay depends on where you live, your pet’s breed and age, the deductible and the coverage. Although pet insurance has been around for a couple of decades, what has changed, perhaps because pet insurance has been around for a couple of decades, is the state of veterinary science as well as the economics of running a veterinary practice. Vets now offer treatments for our pets that were unheard of a few years ago at prices that make the hair stand up on the back of your neck. Isotope therapy and kidney transplants are now available for our animals. Once-fatal conditions are now treatable at costs ranging from $1000 to more than $10,000 per procedure. Vets now have access to increasingly sophisticated and costly diagnostic tools, such as MRIs, allowing them to detect problems that would have previously gone unnoticed and untreated but also result in boosting the cost of exams to unaffordable levels for the Regular Joe pet owner. Maybe pet insurance can help offset the cost. Maybe not. Consider this: Coverage limitations: All pet insurers exclude preexisting conditions just like human health care policies. Pre-existing conditions for pets can include hereditary conditions (the dreaded hip dysplasia), allergies, fractured teeth, eye disorders, diabetes, and urinary tract malfunctions. An insurer might also exclude a pet’s condition from coverage upon policy renewal. Cost sharing: On top of the monthly premium there’s a deductible, co-pay or both with most insurers. There might be a




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Although pet insurance has been around for a couple of decades, what has changed is the state of veterinary science as well as the economics of running a veterinary practice. Vets offer treatments that were unheard of a few years ago. maximum limit for individual illnesses, or on the yearly, or lifetime reimbursement. Claim quirks: With some plans you foot the bill up front and wait for reimbursement. With most plans, the older your animal, the more you’ll pay in premiums. Some insurers do not cover pets older than nine. There’s also the aggravation factor of doing battle with a customer service representative when what you thought was covered, what you read was covered in your policy is suddenly not covered for no apparent reason. Costly or unnecessary addons: Some carriers let you add “wellness” (whatever that means) coverage to accident and illness policies, but it’s generally not worth the cost. While it’s impossible to predict your dog’s odds of contracting a costly illness or accident, you can take a number of steps to keep him healthy and minimize vet visits: Shop with your eyes open: Do the research when it comes time to get a puppy. Don’t pick a breed that is congenitally prone to a known disorder you’ll have to treat for the next 16 years. Some breeds are mighty cute but come with the problems built in and waiting to happen. Spay or neuter: Neutered

animals are less likely to roam or scrap. Spaying reduces the risk of mammary cancer and, oh, repeated pregnancies and lots of puppies. Feed a clean and healthy diet: So many ailments are a result of or exacerbated by poor nutrition—obesity, arthritis, diabetes, skin allergies, cancers, auto-immune disorders and chronic ear goo to name a few. Minimize chemical i ntru sion s—vacci nation s , topical pesticides household cleaners and dog perfume, my personal “pet” peeve. Get the annual check-up: Head off a possible medical problem before it grows into something unmanageable. But don’t be afraid to say “no, thank you” if you feel a test or procedure is beyond your budget. Pet insurance may a good plan if you have unlimited disposable funds. But here’s another idea—call three pet insurance companies and ask for quotes based on your dog’s particulars. Average the cost of all three. Then contribute monthly that amount to an interest bearing savings account ear-marked only for your pet’s medical needs. With common sense and good dog maintenance in 16 years you’ll be able to roll that amount into your child’s college fund.

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what to do Beaufort Writers to meet in January

Beaufort Writers meets every second and fourth Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Lady’s Island Airport Conference Room. The next meeting is January 25.

Beaufort library offers upcoming events

• Get Organized in the New Year seminar. Wednesday, January 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch Library Start the year off right with an organized home or office. Jill Weaver, Professional Organizer, will share her insights to help you stay organized over time. Make an immediate impact today with her simple steps for organized success! • Beaufort Book Club Thursday, January 20th at 5:30 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch Library. Join the Beaufort Book Club as they meet to discuss the book, Alice I have Been by Melanie Benjamin on Thursday, January 20 at 5:30 p.m. • Inspirational Book Club Tuesday, November 30th at 10:30 a.m. at the Beaufort Branch Library, 2nd Floor Lobby. Join the Inspirational Book Club for a book discussion of “Snow Day,” by Billy Coffey. For questions regarding the events listed above, please contact Amanda Brewer at 255-6439 or by email at abrewer@

Martin Luther King Day related events

• Xi Gamma Lambda Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. presents 10th Annual MLK Unity Breakfast on Saturday, January 15 at 9 a.m., Beaufort Marine Corps. Air Station Officers Club, Beaufort. 2011 Honorees: Mr. Cleaver B. Johnson – Civil Rights Activist, NAACP; Mrs. Zezalee Smalls – Retired Health Professional, Community Activist; Mrs. Marianne D. Chenault – Retired Educator, Community Activist. Speaker: Reverend Martin L. Wright, Principal, Lady’s Island Middle School. Associate Minister, Faith Memorial Baptist Church. For tickets, directions to the breakfast Site and / or details please call: Bro. Dr. Ed Johnson at 2638445, Bro. Rodger Gray at 252-2164, or Bro DC . Campbell at 263-2006. Tickets are $20. • Youth Night: Thursday, Jan 13, 7 p.m. — Technical College of the Lowcountry Auditorium. • Gospel Extravaganza: Friday, Jan 14, 7 p.m. — New Hope Christian Church, Burton. • 20th Annual Banquet: Saturday, Jan 15, 6 p.m. — The Lycem Marine Corps Recruit Depot (Speaker - Dr. Kenneth C. Doe) • Annual Parade: Monday, January 17, 10 am — Starts at Rodgers Street • Closing Program and Keynote Address: Monday, January 17, 2 p.m. — USCB (Keynote Address Speaker - Mr. Herman Gaither).

Fishing, diving club to host oyster roast

The Beaufort Sportsfishing and Diving Club January meeting will be held at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on

Thursday, January 13 at 6 p.m. This will be the club’s annual Oyster Roast and presentation of awards for the 2010 Year Round Fishing Tournament. Tickets can be purchased at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, Port Royal Landing Marina, Beaufort Boat and Dock Supply and online at Prices for oyster roast, which will include beverages, different types of chili and hot dogs, will be $25 per person, $40 per couple, children 15 and under, $5. Tickets can be purchased until Monday.

Beaufort Gamecock Club to hold meeting

The Beaufort County Gamecock Club will hold their annual business meeting on Tuesday, January 18. This meeting will be at Cat Island Grill and Pub at 6 p.m. If you are a member, please make plans to join us.

Beaufort Chamber of Commerce events

• January 21: Coffee with Colleagues Time: 8:30 a.m. Location: Magnolia Court Guest Suites (1206 Pigeon Point Rd., Beaufort) Cost: Free • January 28: State of Education Forum Time: 8 a.m. networking, 8:30 a.m. program start Location: Hilton Garden Inn (1500 Queen Street, Beaufort) Topic: Dr. Valerie Truesdale of Beaufort County School District, Dr. Tom Leitzel of the Technical College of the Lowcountry and Dr. Jane Upshaw of University of South Carolina Beaufort will be presenting on the state of education in our region. Cost: $10 members, $20 non-members

Auditions announced for ‘The Dining Room’

Audition notice for actors of all ages (over 16), races, and levels of experience for Misspent Youth’s production of A.R. Gurney’s classic comedy “The Dining Room,” directed by Gail Westerfield, at ARTworks in Beaufort, March 2427 and March 31-April 3. Three men and three women will play multiple roles in a scenes taking place in a dining room. Auditions are Wed., January 26 and Thurs., January 27 at 7 p.m. at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center. Reading scripts are available. Contact or 843.271.0593 for more information.

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The Dilemma “PG13” Showing Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon 2:00-4:10-7:00-9:10 Tues-Thurs 4:10-7:00-9:10 Tangled “PG” Showing Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon 2:05-4:05 Tues-Thurs 4:05 Season of the Witch “PG13” Showing DAILY 7:05-9:05 True Grit “PG13” Showing Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon 2:00-4:10-7:00-9:10 Tues-Thurs 4:10-7:00-9:10 Green Hornet “PG13” Showing Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon 2:00-4:20-7:00-9:15 Tues-Thurs 4:20-7:00-9:15 Little Fockers “PG13” Showing Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon 2:05-4:05-7:05-9:05 Tues-Thurs 4:05-7:05-9:05

be invited to perform at a basketball game. For all students in grades Pre-K through 8, the cost is $35 and includes instruction, T-shirt, souvenir photo and refreshments. The clinic will be Saturday, Jan. 29 from noon - 3 p.m. Registration starts a half hour before the session. Performance will be on Friday, Feb. 4 during half-time of the varsity basketball game at Beaufort High School gym, Lady’s Island. Forms may be turned in by the cheerleader to Beaufort High or mailed to Trish Caudle, 4 Indigo Loop, Beaufort, SC, 29907. You may also drop it at BHS office in c/o Kelli Mahan. Checks should be made out to BHS Cheer. Pre-registration is highly recommended. Each session is limited. Please call Trish Caudle at 843-5244788 or scyellowjacket@embarqmail. com, or Carol Brediger at 843-525-0155 or Beaufort High Cheerleaders will sell beads, poms, and hair ribbon during the clinic. Your child’s name will not be added to the roster until registration and money are received. No refunds.

Celadon Arts Festival County has shredding, seeks artist applicants The Celadon Fine Arts Festival — electronics recycling produced by the Celadon Community Beaufort County is offering residents the opportunity to dispose of their broken computers, TVs and other electronic appliances on Sat., January 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Two county public works sites will be prepared to accept the items; the Shanklin Road site near the Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort and in Bluffton at the Ulmer/Benton Field Road location off Burnt Church Road.

Cheerleading clinic announced

Learn cheers, chants, jumps and dance from the Beaufort High School Cheerleaders. All participants will

Arts Trust Association and ARTworks, the Arts Council of Beaufort, Port Royal and the Sea Islands — seeks applicants. Artist application deadline is March 1. The festival is May 20, 21 and 22. The goal of this three-day juried show is to select and present the highest caliber of fine art and crafts. Artists will compete for cash prizes totaling $3,000. For questions, contact 843-379-2787.

Register now for River Quest 2011

WHAT: River Quest 2011 WHERE: Henry C. Chambers

Waterfront Park, downtown Beaufort WHEN: Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m. REGISTRATION: 8 a.m. Race Day at Waterfront Park, or in person at Higher Ground 2121 Boundary Street, Ste. 101, Beaufort, or DESCRIPTION: Three and 7.4 mile kayak, canoe, outrigger canoe and paddleboard races which begin and finish at the Waterfront Park. All events will start together. There are categories and divisions for everyone with an awards ceremony afterward. CONTACT: Tim at Higher Ground of the Lowcountry, 843-379-4327, or Kersty at 843-986-0233. Email:, or kersty@ or visit www. and www.

Teenagers can enter video challenge

The State Library is sponsoring a Teen Video Challenge in which a SC teen or team of teens can win a $250 prize award for creating an original Summer Reading PR commercial that is 30 to 90 seconds in length. This year’s summer reading theme is “You Are Here.” The link from the State Library’s wiki php?title=Teen_Video_Challenge. The teens must have their film submitted to the State Library via YouTube by March 1. The State Library also has equipment that our library can borrow on behalf of a teen for one week that will enable them to not only shoot the commercial but we can also borrow the equipment to edit their final product. The winner from our state will have their commercial judged nationally against other participating states.

History on stage at ARTworks

• Jon Spelman, Master Storyteller — “Tales of the Lincoln” Created for Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site in Washington, D.C., Spelman tells stories by and about the unknown Abraham Lincoln, as told by Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy: young Abe, Lincoln as President, and Lincoln’s death. Friday, January 21 at 8 p.m. in the black box theater at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center. • “Harriet Tubman” one-woman show with Natalie Daise February 4-5, 2011, 8 p.m.; February 6, 3 p.m., in the black box theater at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center. • “Ben Speaks” one-man show with Steve Nousen as Benjamin Franklin Ben Speaks presents unique interactive programs in which 21st century audiences are invited to engage in conversation with Franklin. February 18-19, 2011, 8 p.m.; February 20, 3 p.m. • “Frederick Douglass” one-man show with Whitfield Sims, Jr. February 25-26, 2011, 8 p.m.; February 27, 3 p.m. All shows are $15 per person, $10 for students (13+), $5 for children (12 under) $10 for groups of 10 or more. Call 843-379-2787 for tickets or visit

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